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MartinX3


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« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2009, 02:38:50 PM »

Martin, I'm sure the Tremfusion community appreciates your zeal, I don't think the devs are happy at the fact you're trying to direct people away from their hard(?) work.

Tremfusion is only a Client not the full game.
It won't put people away from their hard(?) work. ^^
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gareth


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« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2009, 09:05:46 PM »

excellent work. i think a single download option (http) would be better than two.
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danmal


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« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2009, 11:34:56 AM »

Mockup seems pretty large to me. Will it still work ok for people with resolutions of 640x480?

I'd also remove download manually as it seems rather useless which would make the mockup a bit smaller.
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« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2009, 04:59:16 PM »

Mockup seems pretty large to me. Will it still work ok for people with resolutions of 640x480?

I'd also remove download manually as it seems rather useless which would make the mockup a bit smaller.
all ingame menus are scaled to be the same size (relative to the size of the screen).
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danmal


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« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2009, 09:00:07 AM »

Will the text, etc still look ok at 640x480? Some of that text is rather small and at such a low resolution it may need to be disproportionately scaled to be readable.
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« Reply #65 on: October 02, 2009, 07:31:35 PM »

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« Reply #66 on: January 05, 2010, 03:35:09 PM »

I've noticed that every newbie / most white names always choose to download using UDP whenever they connect to the domination server.  If I didn't know that downloading from the server actually means downloading from the server using UDP, and that downloading from a website actually downloads the files automatically using cURL instead of taking me to a website so that I can manually find and download the right files myself, I would always choose download from server.  Edit: Many of the people downloading the two packages via UDP gave up downloading because it was too slow.
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« Reply #67 on: January 05, 2010, 05:08:43 PM »

I'd say change website to "download" and then have smaller at the bottom "alternate (slow) download" or something for udp.
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« Reply #68 on: January 05, 2010, 05:09:36 PM »

I'd say change website to "download" and then have smaller at the bottom "alternate (slow) download" or something for udp.

I agree.
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« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2010, 10:16:22 PM »

I say put in parentheses "Recommended" next to website.
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« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2010, 12:22:35 AM »

I say put in parentheses "Recommended" next to website.

Recommended does not mean faster, and this wouldn't fix the problem of misleading people to believe that they will need to download files manually.
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« Reply #71 on: January 06, 2010, 12:26:36 AM »

I would imagine it would be better to have it say "HTTP (faster)" and "UDP (slower)", and perhaps a bit about why UDP is there in the download prompt's text.

This minimizes confusion about speed, method, and reason.

The word "Website" makes most people think that the game would close, a website would open, and they would download on their own.
HTTP tells you exactly how, and if someone (for some reason) doesn't know what HTTP is, they can just see the (faster) and decide which one they want.
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« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2010, 12:33:43 AM »

I would imagine it would be better to have it say "HTTP (faster)" and "UDP (slower)", and perhaps a bit about why UDP is there in the download prompt's text.

This minimizes confusion about speed, method, and reason.

The word "Website" makes most people think that the game would close, a website would open, and they would download on their own.
HTTP tells you exactly how, and if someone (for some reason) doesn't know what HTTP is, they can just see the (faster) and decide which one they want.

Right.  I'd go with this.  Including the method of downloading is more specific and gives more information to knowledgeable players.
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« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2010, 01:53:19 AM »

Yeah Whale's sounds good, and for the explanation, why not just link the words "More Info" to an explanation.
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« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2010, 02:44:38 AM »

Today the future of mapping and modding in Tremulous is finally secure. The above shot shows what new players with cl_allowDownload=0 will see in Trem 1.2 when they attempt to connect to a server requiring a download.

That was true for me until 2 days ago (Jan 28), when my client started blowing up.  When joining AA, the download dialog would flash onscreen for 30 ms, and then the client would abort, leaving my colormap totally hosed with an extremely high gamma.  The only way to fix the colormap is to reboot Windows.  I set cl_allowDownload 1 and now I can play on AA again (other servers were not affected), but did a download bug pop up recently?
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« Reply #75 on: April 16, 2012, 04:36:25 AM »

This happens to me alot
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« Reply #76 on: April 16, 2012, 10:31:53 PM »

Hey sillyrabbit!  Fancy meeting you here.  As moderator of these forums, I feel I should ask you to perhaps try to add more info to your posts so they don't come across as spam to some.

I know, ironic.
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