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Re: WOLVES, ARISEN!

1) No fast travel around a gigantic map (you do eventually get a thing that helps with this somewhat) 2) Incredibly repetitive dialog. Your pawns never shut the fuck up. According to the FAQ on Steam, they added stuff to the PC version specifically for these things; more and easier-to-use fast trav...
by Braincake
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Video Games
Topic: WOLVES, ARISEN!
Replies: 71
Views: 7606

Re: Dreamstation [LITERALLY THE MOST READY]

Anonus wrote:Cameras in general are broken on all maps, so yeah.

Ah, my bad. First couple of rounds I've played in a while, and hadn't checked on Box.
by Braincake
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Spriting and Mapping
Topic: Dreamstation [DREAMS DON'T DIE]
Replies: 115
Views: 22964

Re: Dreamstation [LITERALLY THE MOST READY]

Noticed a few things while playing: ⋅  Containment cameras appear to be missing or not functional; the monitor just gives an empty list. ⋅  Power Storage is 3 tiles high, but has several static items blocking things, making it very hard to drag stuff around in there. Extending it...
by Braincake
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Spriting and Mapping
Topic: Dreamstation [DREAMS DON'T DIE]
Replies: 115
Views: 22964

Re: Elite: Dangerous

Spent about an hour fiddling with the M+KB controls, only to find I'd inadvertently re-created X3:TC's classic flight control scheme. It works well enough in dogfights against NPCs, but the computer starts beeping when I try to strafe diagonally whilst rolling and accelerating at the same time, whic...
by Braincake
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Elite: Dangerous
Replies: 341
Views: 42099

Re: The AI made me the HoS!

So, who is right? Can I ask AI to consider me the Captain, and bypass THE RULES? Depends on the AI. Silicon policy may be a hilariously over-defined Law & Order textbook, but it does leave some room for (in-round consistent) interpretation, including your scenario. Key words in the passage you ...
by Braincake
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: The AI made me the HoS!
Replies: 21
Views: 2133

Re: ROBOT TERMITES (Swarmers)

A swarmer said there was a shell in the Bridge, so I (and probably some other ghosts) double-clicked it. Server hanged for about 20 seconds (OOC: LAG?), then someone actually got inside. Later, another swamer reported a shell in Tool Storage, so I (and probably some other ghosts) double-clicked it. ...
by Braincake
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: ROBOT TERMITES (Swarmers)
Replies: 65
Views: 8340

Re: Space"""cube"""

During one particularly boring Shaft Miner round, I mapped the entire cube of that instance. It consisted of the following transitions: Rusty Christman's Memories: 1 W => 5 E 5 S => 1 N 1 E => 6 W 6 E => 6 W 6 N => 7 S 7 W => 7 E 7 E => 3 W 3 S => 1 N 1 N => 7 S 7 S => 1 N 1 S => 3 N 3 N => 4 S 4 E ...
by Braincake
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:46 am
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Space"""cube"""
Replies: 44
Views: 6851

Re: Stories of Awesome (Or something close to it.)

> Sybil, around 70 players > Join as AI > Do regular AI stuff for a while > Get two secborgs and an engieborg on top of a medborg > Gangs happen, some fights with security > Security starts harming prisoners for a bit > Standard law-related drama happens > Situation is resolved, Captain wants to ent...
by Braincake
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:53 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stories of Awesome (Or something close to it.)
Replies: 2019
Views: 341298

Re: What can you do about scientists breeding xenos?

Saegrimr wrote:Am I a bad person for varediting the xenobio APC to fuck up slowly if I see a nice fat xeno containment pen?

The shield is net-powered, so not really. Unless you want to make the place spooky, I guess.
by Braincake
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: What can you do about scientists breeding xenos?
Replies: 64
Views: 8357

Re: Less talk more action on Synthetics, aka FUCK THE AI thr

Wasn't there also a config option for mute silicons? That was fun when it was tested for a few days (during the original Badger, if I remember correctly), with cyborgs only able to communicate through buzzing and beeping and such. Not sure what the restrictions on AIs were.
by Braincake
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:13 am
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Less talk more action on Synthetics, aka FUCK THE AI thread
Replies: 219
Views: 24750

Re: Toggle internals button into an action button

I was hoping someone more competent would later on make some kind of a internals-running-icon for every tank... Have you considered leaving the current on-screen indicator, until the feature is complete? The status tab is not a viable substitute; if it was, there wouldn't have been need for an on-s...
by Braincake
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:39 am
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Toggle internals button into an action button
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Toggle internals button into an action button

Yes, each tank gets an action button. If they are the same type of tank, there will be no knowing which one is which unless you remember the order you took them out, the first one being is the leftmost. The current system does it so that you have no direct control over using a particular tank if yo...
by Braincake
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:43 am
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Toggle internals button into an action button
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Toggle internals button into an action button

Does this add a button for each available tank? Couldn't really get this from the PR.

If yes, is there some distinction between, for instance, two emergency tanks in your pockets?
by Braincake
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:35 am
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Toggle internals button into an action button
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Stories of rage, tears and regret

> Security Officer > Some guy got thrown in the Gulag with a thousand points > Wasn't around for it, but Warden asks for a hand to check up on him > We arrive at the Gulag > Prisoner doesn't know how to operate the redemption machine > We explain it > Prisoner isn't even cuffed but makes no move > G...
by Braincake
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:13 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stories of rage, tears and regret
Replies: 2833
Views: 410832

Re: Traitor Ideas you wanna pull off.

I'd probably just get stuck on the door phase though, I don't think its possible to have a door that will ONLY open/close on signal pulses, and getting it to close AND bolt without some obscenely clunky setup would be impossible. This is surprisingly easy, actually. Cutting the ID wire on an airloc...
by Braincake
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:22 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Traitor Ideas you wanna pull off.
Replies: 302
Views: 44195

Re: Little things you learned that are game changing

To add on all that, you can totally place conveyor belts on the same square as the Protolathe:

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Insert metal sheet, spam the 10x Pico Manipulator button, collect results, infinite materials!
by Braincake
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:41 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Little things you learned that are game changing
Replies: 2435
Views: 348789

Re: PUBLIC LOGS PART 2: GAME/ATTACK LOGS

You can replace those '.*?' with just '.*', remove that [Mm] and just check the case insensitive checkbox, and get rid of the ^ anchor since I'm pretty sure Notepad++'s flavor doesn't match . with [\r\n] anyway. But now I'm just nitpicking. I don't think I'll be using the logs much, unless it's for ...
by Braincake
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:02 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PUBLIC LOGS PART 2: GAME/ATTACK LOGS
Replies: 29
Views: 17642

Re: Ausops

Was willing to take a significant chunk of time to experiment with removing my cat-status in the middle of the round, and dealing with the hilarious aftermath resulting from the Captain walking in at the last second. Cool guy.
by Braincake
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Former Admins
Topic: [No Longer Admin] Ausops
Replies: 135
Views: 21039

Re: Screenshots General

I really... really... should not have told you how to properly use mutagen... I WAS THE ONE THAT GOT LYNCHED FOR IT, YOU GOT TO GET ON THE DAMN SHUTTLE. That shuttle ride wasn't too pleasant; first I got stabbed with some nettles to red, then punched to crit, then shotgunned the rest of the way, al...
by Braincake
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:52 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Screenshots General
Replies: 2745
Views: 469105

Re: Screenshots General

After covering the hallway in around 600 deathnettles, Centcomm decides the best solution is to send in an ERT team to purge the halls with fire.

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by Braincake
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:09 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Screenshots General
Replies: 2745
Views: 469105

Re: Space Crates game is rng bullshit

You're welcome!

Unlike Telescience, though, Mastermind is perfectly doable without this sort of stuff. I just suck at it.
by Braincake
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Space Crates game is rng bullshit
Replies: 14
Views: 2214

Re: Space Crates game is rng bullshit

That's because the codes never have duplicate digits, but the interface still allows you to enter them.

And since the match-counter can't handle double digits, it mucks up.
by Braincake
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Space Crates game is rng bullshit
Replies: 14
Views: 2214

Re: Space Crates game is rng bullshit

One spawns in the Mining Output maintenance room by default as well.

I suck at Mastermind, so I took the liberty of making a little helper program for it. Solution guaranteed within 7 tries!

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by Braincake
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Space Crates game is rng bullshit
Replies: 14
Views: 2214

Re: Stories of Awesome (Or something close to it.)

>Late-join as Lawyer >Overhear stuff about rampant changelings, nothing interesting >Reroute disposals so it goes to the Captain's office >Play Orion Trail for a while, get antag token >Pray to the gods for something interesting whilst spinning around the token >No response, ah well >Make an all-acc...
by Braincake
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:46 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stories of Awesome (Or something close to it.)
Replies: 2019
Views: 341298

Re: Simple Questions Thread

It's great for a rogue AI if you have an engieborg, since you can fry the spacesuits inside to make it that much harder for pesky humans to get to your satellite.
by Braincake
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:05 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 266977

Re: Pylons of Like A Really Long Time You Guys

Fun game, takes me back. I like how there's no extremely restrictive weapon profiency stuff, so I can give everyone a secondary pistol/arquebus and turn them into an impromptu firing squad when a pierce-vulnerable enemy shows up. I also like how the engagement system works, so I can't just kite ever...
by Braincake
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Pylons of Like A Really Long Time You Guys
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: Memorable Quotes

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by Braincake
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:15 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Memorable Quotes
Replies: 1434
Views: 238462

Re: Simple Questions Thread

Malkevin wrote:If I remember rightly uranium walls and the singulo are irradiate based on LoS.

It's the range of LoS, but they do irradiate through everything, including rwalls. Uranium walls hidden behind regular walls can be a real killer.
by Braincake
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:02 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 266977

Re: Telescience & Coordinate Maps - Now for NTSL!

Violaceus wrote:It's easier to use external resources.

This is very much true. I only ported it as a sort of proof-of-concept that it doesn't neccessarily have to be external, because there is an internal (shitty, annoying, limited) scripting language instead.
by Braincake
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:25 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Telescience & Coordinate Maps - Now for NTSL!
Replies: 73
Views: 45697

Re: How do you open the safe in the vault?

Last I checked talking about the precise unlock mechanics is verboten. That'd be silly. By irregular sounds do you mean the sounds in bold text? Or the ones that arent common? That was a direct wiki quote. A more precise order that (usually) works is this: ⋅ Have a stethoscope in either h...
by Braincake
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:22 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you open the safe in the vault?
Replies: 28
Views: 6560

Re: Ban drones from going on Shuttle

Is there some place where this (and potentially, other) addendums to the Drone laws are mentioned and officially recognized, like the Sillicon Policy page for AI/Cyborgs? The wiki page on Drones is outdated and has the wrong lawset. The current lawset, as can be seen here , does not mention the stat...
by Braincake
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Ban drones from going on Shuttle
Replies: 50
Views: 6686

Re: Telescience & Coordinate Maps - Now for NTSL!

Yep, but it was fun while it lasted.
by Braincake
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:48 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Telescience & Coordinate Maps - Now for NTSL!
Replies: 73
Views: 45697

Re: Telescience & Coordinate Maps

Thanks to the fancy new NTSL trig functions, I've finally ported the entire tool to NTSL. It works exactly the same as the regular tool, only with text-based commands instead of buttons. It also may have to spread bruteforcing over several runs of the script, thanks to the limits on NTSL. But hey, n...
by Braincake
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:00 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Telescience & Coordinate Maps - Now for NTSL!
Replies: 73
Views: 45697

Re: Little things you learned that are game changing

Cargo Techs, QM, Engineers, Atmos Techs, CE, Assistants, and the Janitor of all people have access. Plus the Captain, obviously. All things considered, it's not a lot.
by Braincake
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:30 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Little things you learned that are game changing
Replies: 2435
Views: 348789

Re: Little things you learned that are game changing

Can you even do surgery on yourself? Never been able to do it when I've tried. Construct a bed and have surgical stuff (ghetto or otherwise) next to it. Take the tools you need for the next two steps in hand, buckle yourself to the bed (the tools stick to your hand), and perform the steps. Chances ...
by Braincake
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:22 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Little things you learned that are game changing
Replies: 2435
Views: 348789

Re: Screenshotting a z-level

There's some kind of python tool that can generate map images, but I never got it to work. I personally just take 16 screenshots with maximum view range (it's far from 128 tiles, closer to 30; the interface lies) at pre-calculated spots so they fit together perfectly. You can reduce that to 9 and sk...
by Braincake
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Spriting and Mapping
Topic: Screenshotting a z-level
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Simple Questions Thread

Pybro wrote:
Not-Dorsidarf wrote:No, the shuttle consoles, peoplearestrange.

Pretty sure the AI also has an actual icon for it on the new AI hud. I don't play AI much however, so I may be wrong.

Nah, that's correct. And it had a verb before that. It's never needed a communications console to call the shuttle.
by Braincake
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:56 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 266977

Re: 5 Minute Full Cult Powers

I don't think being able to examine a rune and tell its not going to work before you've tested it is intended behaviour. At least in my opinion. It's been a pretty integral part of cult strategy before the rework, going back at least as far as april 2013 . New wiki page has it as not-recommended, t...
by Braincake
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: 5 Minute Full Cult Powers
Replies: 22
Views: 2647

Re: Favorite Job and why

mikecari wrote:<awful cardboard fort>

You call that an autism fort?

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Engineering of any form is clearly the best job.
Spoiler:
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by Braincake
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:42 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Job and why
Replies: 82
Views: 14354

Re: Should lizards be considered human for the AI and borgs?

Essentially Silicon - Non-Human's should interact as Humans interact with one another, we already punish humans for killing other humans without cause, the same should be said for non-humans and silicons. This is already official policy; you can't just be a big sillicon dick to lizards for no reaso...
by Braincake
Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: [POLL] Should lizards be considered human for the AI&borgs?
Replies: 56
Views: 6447

Re: Z-levels loop forever?

With the spacecube, transitions are randomized at the start of the round. While it's never really a cube, there's usually plenty of infinite loops around. Sometimes you can even get turned around on transition. During one particularly boring three-hour round I mapped out the entire spacecube and fou...
by Braincake
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Z-levels loop forever?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Simple Questions Thread

sentientcloud wrote:This may not be "simple", but... Where's the clown planet and how can I get there?

There used to be a coordinate card to the west of the White Shuttle on z-level 3, which you could use on a teleporter to go there. It's since been removed.
by Braincake
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:24 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 266977

Re: Simple Questions Thread

All the wires have to be cut, yes. Timer status doesn't matter for the actual removal, but it might certainly matter for your survival.
by Braincake
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:21 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 266977

Re: Traitor Ideas you wanna pull off.

put C4 in a assistant Unfortunately, this isn't feasible anymore; the explosion would barely even damage him. Something I've been meaning to try sometime is kidnapping someone and putting them in a room with one airlock, which would have its ID wire cut and a signaller attached to the open wire. Th...
by Braincake
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:05 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Traitor Ideas you wanna pull off.
Replies: 302
Views: 44195

Re: Law-Purged Silicons

It is policy, I believe, that purged silicons are free to ignore all rules (besides raep but I have never seen that happen) and all the wrong they do is the responsibility of the person who purged their laws. Actually, that hasn't been policy for a pretty good while. Purged silicons must not attemp...
by Braincake
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Law-Purged Silicons
Replies: 31
Views: 4478

Re: Screenshots General

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by Braincake
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:04 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Screenshots General
Replies: 2745
Views: 469105

Re: Simple Questions Thread

Code suggests you drag&drop the rollerbed sprite onto yours, just like folding up a bodybag.
by Braincake
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:16 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
Replies: 2095
Views: 266977

Re: So now explosions destroy all the things

I got hit with a welding tank explosion while fully kitted out as engineer, and it deleted my PDA, rigsuit helmet, full toolbelt, full backpack, both pockets, mask, suit storage oxygen tank, gloves, jumpsuit, and mesons. Bit excessive.
by Braincake
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: So now explosions destroy all the things
Replies: 102
Views: 14759

Re: So now explosions destroy all the things

In that explosive-vines round most people ended up shoeless. It also exploded a multitool inside my toolbelt but left everything else intact. Kinda odd.

Without that sort of weirdness it might be better.
by Braincake
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: So now explosions destroy all the things
Replies: 102
Views: 14759

Re: Little things you learned that are game changing

Just wondering, how robust it is to put the cigar loaded with beepsky smash/ mutetoxin/ polyacid in mouth of your target. I tried this once, for fun, with some zombie powder. Subject falls down instantly, not even a chance to do anything. I imagine other reagents are equally speedy. Depending on ho...
by Braincake
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:33 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Little things you learned that are game changing
Replies: 2435
Views: 348789
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