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Everything posted by Mystalias

  1. How about doing something similar for all the idling tame noises? (Especially in low memory mode where the loading of these sound effects can cause some pretty intense stuttering? Especially at login... Frankly, any hard disk read calls should avoid locking up the render/game threads as much as possible.)
  2. Hmm... wonder why the server is having trouble generating these... maybe it's a file permissions issue?
  3. I'm not really sure, I've only been playing with this in single player so far today, but it feels like something is missing, and figure copying the already generated files from single player might help the server skip some of the crunching that might be leading to your issue.
  4. Looking at your error message, the first thing I thought of was that something in your settings is too high for your server to handle... but if you can make and use the map in single player, that seems very odd. I'm wondering if you've missed a step somewhere, like copying a map cache file or something...
  5. Yeah, that screenshot was from how they donated to charity last December, at the end of the last naughty/nice tournament.
  6. Will the 'unrestricting' of the SoTF devkit change the original SE devkit's eula/rules any? Will it also loosen up it's restrictions? My reading of it's eula is that it's overly broad...
  7. Thanks for the posts Jat. Always nice to see the devs point of view. Sorry if I seem to be harping on about the UE4 engine bugs all the time. Like many of us who are bug hunters I just want to help point you in the right directions.
  8. Cool, the spider man ability... Will other dinos get this eventually? I could see spiders and maybe scorpions being able to climb more vertical surfaces in the same way Also, the ability for the pilot to be able to shoot independently of driving it, will that also make its way to other creatures?
  9. Will these announcements also be in text? Or a transcript available after the vid is made?
  10. These upcoming no build zones mentioned, will we get a warning about where they are going to be? (I assume they'll be on both TheIsland and the Center, but is it a part of the dev kit as well so other map designers can add them?) Also, where are the 3D markers, we only have about 10 days left before the patch and I know a few of my friends won't be moving til they see precisely where they are going to be....
  11. So... what's with all the Gigas on the Center DLC? Been playing in Single player a few hours and I'm already up to 8 of them in a holding pen. Was the first creature I saw after starting, caught 7 of them in the north jungle area and 1 in the north snow biome.
  12. Don't think the game is dead at all, merely having the usual growing pains and the people without patience in the process leaving to play other stuff... A large portion of the player base is probably doing single player and private servers and aren't generally complaining or leaving. Looking at the mod page, I think they are thriving honestly. The officials are really the only place you see the aforementioned griefers and trolls, pillars, and 'alpha tribes.' Those things exist in just about all online games honestly, and are a side effect of internet culture in general. Can't blame these devs that people get bored. There's people in every game that devour content faster than the devs can make it, pronounce the game boring, and go do the same for every other game in their library....
  13. The only real bothersome lag on the officials is the server save taking so long from all the millions of objects, items, timers and creatures being serialized (saving code, properties and all as UE4 does it). When I was on the extinctions, there was never more than two or three seconds and a small snapback, but some officials are getting up above 30 seconds from the weight of it all. The upcoming Center servers will probably be largely lag free for a few weeks until people start building up, and I look forward to setting up on one of them too.
  14. Officials it's disabled because downloading is disabled... But if they could seperate the two, you would be able to upload but not download. If downloads were restricted to creatures that fit within the server's creature limits, I'm sure they could stop the abuse of it too, though there would still be the problem of eternal resurrect by uploading from single player backups...
  15. They've updated the map, but no indication of what swamp areas are chaning... (Also, would be nice to know where ruins are going to be breaking things...)
  16. Yes, that's a great question. When will the upload ability be seperated from downloads so we can send stuff to single player or other servers? (If you add a tag that indicates that something was uploaded from an official server and removed it on download, you could keep transfers secure from tampering I think?)
  17. What would be nice in single player is if you could have multiple survivors/save games and choose from them when you start.
  18. One of the digests also mentioned increasing stack sizes. Let's hope that comes sooner rather than later, makes inventory management so much easier and will probably reduce the strain on the servers by reducing the number of timers it has to keep track of.
  19. They said in the last ark digest that they would get uploads turned back on. Whether or not downloads are allowed would be up to the server owners. If it were possible to flag a dino as being 'official compatible' or something, they could probably allow data transfer from one official server to another... but it would probably have to be determined by the server itself because such a flag could probably be manipulated...
  20. I think many mod authors will be glad to hear that their work might get them a job in the games industry. Maybe other companies will take note of this and begin seeking talent from their talented player bases. As an independent developer myself, I have thought many times of getting the dev kit and creating some maps, but paused at the EULA... It feels overly broad, probably due to being able to not only make maps but code extensions as well. So I have to ask, will we ever get a stand alone map/level editor that doesn't require all those restrictions, but lets us just make maps?
  21. Will mods chosen to be official receive some kind of monetary support or other incentives such as employment? Also, Drake's post makes it sound like The Center just got disqualified for the mod contest, which is sad because last I looked it was #1 and the author could probably use the prize money.
  22. This might be very fun to run on the extinction servers honestly. One month with a map and a mod or two so people can try them out.
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