Until the End of the Page
By Dwip October 31, 2004 at 6:14 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

We’re having title issues today. Can you tell? So we’re going to take a break from BFV mapping for a second, and talk about books. Because, really, there’s only so many files with things like GeometryTemplate.create StandardMesh EuroCarpet2_m1 GeometryTemplate.file EuroCarpet2_m1 GeometryTemplate.setLodDistance 0 0 GeometryTemplate.setLodDistance 1 10 GeometryTemplate.setLodDistance 2 20 GeometryTemplate.setLodDistance 3 30 GeometryTemplate.setLodDistance 4 60 GeometryTemplate.setLodDistance 5 100 ObjectTemplate.create SimpleObject EuroCarpet2_m1 ObjectTemplate.geometry EuroCarpet2_m1 ObjectTemplate.setHasCollisionPhysics 0 that you can take at one time, you know? I mean, there’s only so many times you can see the debug exe not find the template EuroCarpet2_m1 before you go mad gibbering crazy, you know? What? Knife? I’m not holding a knife. *hides knife* Anyway. Books. We’ll start with the latest Guy Gavriel Kay offering, […]


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The Song That Never Ends
By Dwip October 28, 2004 at 10:07 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

If you were expecting real bloggage with actual things of interest, sorry. That would mean I actually DID something, as opposed to attempting to debug my BF42/BFV Operation Market Garden conversion. But we’ll make attempts. Starting with commentary on Mechwarrior, along the lines of, well, if it’s a collectable game, I ought to, you know, collect stuff. Like, say, all the Ullers. Everyone say hi to Malisa Nova Cat. Yay Malisa! That aside, yesterday I sat down and said “I need to listen to U2’s Slane Castle show some more.” And I did. And what that really meant is that I listened to Until the End of the World and Wake Up Dead Man until, oh, I dunno, an hour […]


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Purple People Shooter
By Dwip October 23, 2004 at 5:08 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Remember kids. Just say no.


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Trogdor, Revisited
By Dwip October 23, 2004 at 1:11 am Comments Off on Trogdor, Revisited RSS Feed for this post

You say ‘Burninating the countryside, burninating the Romans, etc.’ Adjani laughs uncontrollably. Adjani says ‘I could almost picture you singing that while playing, too.’ You say ‘”And the onager comes in the niiiiiiight!”‘


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General Marius’ Down Home Roman BBQ
By Dwip October 21, 2004 at 2:50 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

Well, I finally got RTW screenshots to work. By downloading a third party program to do them with. Bah. But at least I can finally show off some stuff. I talked in my last post about trying out Pharaoh’s gear, and that’s what I’m doing. I’m not sure what I think yet, but then, I haven’t got to see it in action, much. The Seleucids just fell over and died, pretty much, and Egypt has this simply monster econ that isn’t made any worse by taking over the rich Seleucid lands. I don’t seem to be winning a whole lot of the fights I do have, but I haven’t been in many and haven’t quite figured out the tactics yet. […]


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Bribing Romans For Fun and Profit
By Dwip October 20, 2004 at 5:11 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

I’m never ever ever going to bribe a faction army again. Ever. Because, well, the civil war was like this for me: I was rolling up Italy no problem at all. Nobody could stand between Caius Julius Caesar and his legions of awesomeness. Carthage, more of the same. They run up with a full stack army to seige Carthage, I sally out and obliterate them, then repeat. Out east, Dacia/Thracia way, things were rough. Full stack Brutii armies all over creation. All the cities had wooden walls, which meant instant obliteration for me on sallying out. I was getting rampaged on hard out there. I was going to win, but it was going to be a long hard slog uphill […]


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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Senate
By Dwip October 19, 2004 at 7:09 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So I go to bed Sunday night with a major headache and a runny nose, and wake up Monday certifiably sick. On the one hand, I’m sick. On the other hand, it’s a good opportunity to play some RTW. Because you see, the Spanish were being dicks. They’re like my best trade partners the entire game. It’s going great. I’m slaughtering Germans left, right, center, you name it. And then the Spanish decide “Oh ho! We shall seige Numantia for two turns then retreat!” What? “Yeah, you heard us! We’re going to seige Numantia for two turns, then retreat!” Well, ok. “It’s a great plan! You Romans will fear us!” Not really. In fact, let me move up these enormous […]


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Marechalism
By Dwip October 14, 2004 at 6:57 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

“I liked the fact Bush was willing to beat down the moderator in debate 2. He’s the President of the United States of friggin’ America. He should have kicked his ass. I would have.” Also… “So Marius! Guess what! I went to a live concert thing on campus this last week!!! I went to a ………………. PIPE ORGAN CONCERT!”


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Titleless
By Dwip October 14, 2004 at 5:20 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

On the one hand, I’d sort of like to talk about the last presidential debate, but there’s really not much to say. Kerry did all the good Kerry things, Bush did all the bad Bush things, except this time he didn’t rampage on the moderator. And anyway, Fafblog does it better. Much better. Or I could talk about the Pentagon Papers, complete with quotes, but since I didn’t bring in the first volume from the car, you all are SOL. Or I could settle for saying that we played Mechwarrior last night, and it was a sealed booster, and I got the best 3 packs I have ever pulled, not to mention THE best pack I have ever pulled, complete […]


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When Routers Attack
By Dwip October 12, 2004 at 11:44 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

I’d like to send out a big “fuck you” to my router to doing whatever screwed up crap it did yesterday, which resulted in hours of running around trying to figure out what the problem was, when all that needed doing was a router reset to factory defaults and starting over. Damn computers, anyway. Damn them.


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Right Then…
By Dwip October 9, 2004 at 9:35 pm Comments Off on Right Then… RSS Feed for this post

For those of you thinking my sense of humor is somewhat bizzare, you are wrong. You have yet to read Fafblog. Yeah.


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Set the Ray to Kerry
By Dwip October 9, 2004 at 2:11 am Comments Off on Set the Ray to Kerry RSS Feed for this post

*sees Whir, ducks* So let’s have some politics. Laurent should like this one better than the last one. Reading through the second debate transcripts right now, and some stuff is catching me eye. Such as: Quoth Bush: “And I saw a unique threat in Saddam Hussein – as did my opponent – because we thought he had weapons of mass destruction…We all thought there was weapons there, Robin. My opponent thought there was weapons there. That’s why he called him a grave threat. I wasn’t happy when we found out there wasn’t weapons, and we’ve got an intelligence group together to figure out why. But Saddam Hussein was a unique threat, and the world is better off without him in […]


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The Emperor’s New Objects
By Dwip October 4, 2004 at 7:56 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Because I will otherwise forget this process: Adding BF1942 Objects to BFV Maps Step 1 – Locate the item to be added in BC1942. Note the name. Step 2 – Open up bf1942.lst in the BC1942 dir and find the object name you just noted. There will be a StandardMesh name in parens after it. Note this name. Step 3 – In WinRFA, open up your BF1942/Mods/bf1942/Archives/Objects.rfa file. Hunt down the Objects.con and Geometries.con files corresponding to the name of your object from step 2. Extract these somewhere. Step 4 – In WinRFA, open up your BF1942/Mods/bf1942/Archives/StandardMesh.rfa (maybe _001.rfa) file. Hunt down the .rs and .sm files corresponding to the name of your object from step 2. Extract these somewhere. […]


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Zottage
By Dwip October 2, 2004 at 3:18 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Well, let’s see. Things happened. And there was stuff, too. We’ll start with the obligatory political debate, finally back at Tonto for the first time in a while. Along those lines, the debate, which as I mentioned to Whir and Regina, went about like this: So Kerry was like “Dude, Bush is a fuckup.” and Bush was like “Uh. Terrorists are bad, mkay?” That having been said, Rome: Total War is awesome. I killed the Gauls, killed Carthage, am currently owning Germany in harsh harsh ways, and am gearing up to take on the Romans in the civil war that’s coming soon. This will be good. Too, Whir and I have been 2 vs 18ing all the BFV maps as […]


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