[bf1942] BF Conversion - Project AutoMap

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Wed Jun 29 11:29:40 EDT 2005

LOL clearly never played on a UT server then. Redirect works
it is a major win for custom maps. In fact I'd go so far as to say
its the only way custom maps work, and custom maps me
enhanced play time, enhanced play time means more sales.

    Steve / K
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Snodgrass" <packtloss at gmail.com>
We've asked. I dont think anyone it dice sees the logic.

Here's the comment from dice CTO:

"I think the main problem here is that the maps are generally just too
large to easily download on demand. While it would be possible to
conjure up some sort of BitTorrent-like downloading scheme, it's far
from trivial to implement in a reliable way.

Some other games do have auto-download but in my experience it's of
little use due to the way it's typically implemented. In a game such
as RTWC:ET I generally hit ESC as soon as a map download screen shows
up simply because it's boring to sit there and wait for 10 minutes for
it to finish. If I'm playing I want to play, not stare at a progress
bar. "

On 6/28/05, Atomm Nihilo - Gamers Radio <atomm at gamersradio.com> wrote:
> Andreas,
>  Thank you for your help. Your answers have been very helpful.
>  This alone was a very important piece of information.
> Atomm
> > On 6/27/05, Atomm Nihilo - Gamers Radio <atomm at gamersradio.com> wrote:
> > > I have a silly question. Is it possible to have a python script on the
> > > server run a python script on the client?
> >
> > No. IIRC the client doesn't load the Python interpreter, it is only
> > there to support modifications to the server and game logic.
> >
> > // Andreas
> >
> > --
> > And I hate redundancy, and having different functions for the same thing.
> >         - Linus Torvalds on linux-kernel
> >
> >
> --
> Atomm Nihilo
> Head Lunatic
> GamersRadio.com

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