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Did I miss anything?

Post by Nuclear » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:38 pm

Another topic migration from the old board. If you don't already know, this is a topic about informing me of any major StarControl advances, interesting topics/posts of old, older fan pages and forums and generally funny stuff.
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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Nuclear » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:32 am

Didn't someone make a "StarControl style" text converter thingy at one point? Any links?

Also, is it just my crummy Internet or is the fabled "Sa-Matra.net" down?
http://www.sa-matra.net

EDIT: Looks like it was just my crummy Internet :P
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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by cymon » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:00 pm

Nuclear wrote:Didn't someone make a "StarControl style" text converter thingy at one point? Any links?

Also, is it just my crummy Internet or is the fabled "Sa-Matra.net" down?
http://www.sa-matra.net

EDIT: Looks like it was just my crummy Internet :P
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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Fossaman » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:20 pm

Gah. You know, NoScript is a wonderful tool which I intend to install in every copy of firefox I ever use, but it is just a little bit annoying when I try and use a nifty site like that and don't realize I need to set permissions until I've made four or five attempts.

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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Lukipela » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:08 pm

Nuclear wrote:Didn't someone make a "StarControl style" text converter thingy at one point? Any links?
Yup. although it's only on-line when Sage has his server on. I should probably ask if I can poach that as well.

http://seijin.ath.cx/uqm_text/

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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Sage » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:36 pm

In it's current state that text generator only has one flaw that would make me worry about just sticking it on the site. It caches the images it creates and only gives you the URL for that image file. As it stands the caching doesn't have any kind of expiration, so if left unchecked the directory that those images are generated to could get big with enough use.

Before I pass the code on to this site for deployment, I may see about adding some way to cause images this generates to self-delete after they've existed for a specific amount of time. If there is a small space limit on these servers, it would probably be wise to set it to an hour or two. If space is not such an issue, that value could be adjusted upward into something more appropriate.

And as Luki points out, the current incarnation of the text generator sits on the web server that resides next to my feet. Seeing as I'll be traveling soon, all of this will be off from Thursday until whenever stuff gets set up in the new location. Fun fun fun!

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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Lukipela » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:49 pm

I don't really see a need to keep images for more than a day or so. If they're needed for a game or something, people can rehost them.

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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Frumple » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:54 pm

cymon wrote:
Nuclear wrote:Didn't someone make a "StarControl style" text converter thingy at one point? Any links?

Also, is it just my crummy Internet or is the fabled "Sa-Matra.net" down?
http://www.sa-matra.net

EDIT: Looks like it was just my crummy Internet :P
http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com helps in these situations.
If I put a link to that site on the main page, do you think anyone would get the joke?

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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Nuclear » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:47 am

Smoke, I can still vaguely recall something of yours that you referred to as "A new game", what were you planning on doing there?

http://www.star-control.com/forum/index ... 974.0.html
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Re: Did I miss anything?

Post by Smoke353 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:27 am

Nuclear wrote:Smoke, I can still vaguely recall something of yours that you referred to as "A new game", what were you planning on doing there?

http://www.star-control.com/forum/index ... 974.0.html
Still ideas floating around. It's on hold at the moment, but it is intended to be a sequel to SC2.
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