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Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?
Posted By: JabberwokDate: 9/11/20 1:47 p.m.

In Response To: Re: how many people still use keyboard controls? *LINK* (Aaron Freed)

Wee, cool. I did peak at the main update notes, and just saw some stuff about films, and I also haven't played or downloaded any new scenarios in years. But maybe this is a good excuse to start doing that again. Thanks!

: You could say that.

: Iíll put it this way: Before 1.3 beta 3, I found the mouse almost unusable.
: Itís extremely smooth now, though.

: Just make sure you reduce your mouse sensitivity settings. A lot. I have them
: both at 0.25 and I sometimes think it still might be too high.

: This isnít the only major fix in 1.3.1 that makes it worth upgrading, by the
: way: thereís finally a 64-bit Windows build (if youíre on 64-bit Windows,
: go to the Aleph One Releases Page below and get the
: ďAlephOne-20200904-Win64.zipĒ download), which means that the issues most
: players had with Eternal 1.2 should be completely gone (unless theyíre
: still on 32-bit Windows for who knows what reason); itís got some big
: improvements to the rendering engine; itís got a fix for a nasty bug that
: caused the game to freeze if you played 15 levels in a row without dying,
: which finally makes it practical to develop a Maratroidvania (it may never
: be finished, since RyokoTK seems to have 4GOTTEN again, but Echoes of the
: Ashen shows us whatís possible: https://youtu.be/zjvbhDb-Hss ); much
: better controls for music and sound effect volume; support for Marathon 1
: scenarios like Trojan; and quite a few other features.

: At this point, I may even drop support of 1.2.1 for future releases of games
: I develop, precisely because weíre likely to go at least partially into
: Maratroidvania territory for a few of them (Where Monsters Are in Dreams
: is likely to use this for a few levels, and Iím planning to use it for
: most of the second half of Chronicles). For the Tempus revamp, we may
: elect to specifically require 1.3.1, since it fixes the glow map
: wobble/pulsate on floors and ceilings, which will enable us to use our
: revamped teleporter texture with the same pulsate effect it had in the
: original releases without it looking colossally stupid.

: In any case, on the whole, unless thereís some major reason not to, itís
: generally advisable to use the latest stable releases of software, since
: it usually contains significant bug fixes, some of which can patch major
: security holes. (As an example, I used 1.3.0 to render some old Aleph One
: speedruns of M1, because one of its bugs results in it providing the
: correct timing for speedrun purposes, at the cost of using the wrong
: engine and thus introducing possible film desync in a few levels for which
: there werenít any speedrun videos to render. This was a bug that was
: obviously worth fixing, but for the specific purpose of rendering old
: speedrun videos, it was fortuitous that it existed.)

: In this case, Aleph One didnít have any major security holes of which Iím
: aware, which makes upgrading less urgent, but other developers may make
: similar choices to mine in the future and stop supporting pre-1.3
: releases. AFAIK, mods in some other FPS communities almost always specify
: the latest version of the game as a requirement. I donít think this is a
: bad policy.

: tl;dr: Yes, upgrade now, the mouse is way better, and so is a ton of other
: stuff. The feature list of each release is at the link below, and Iíd
: recommend just getting 1.3.1 immediately, and specifically the
: ďAlephOne-20200904-Win64.zipĒ build if youíre running 64-bit Windows.

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how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/9/20 1:12 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Forrest of B.org 9/9/20 1:33 p.m.
           :D *NM*Jabberwok 9/9/20 1:38 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Bob-B-Q 9/9/20 1:58 p.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/9/20 3:20 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Lion O Cyborg 9/10/20 10:28 a.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/10/20 12:27 p.m.
                 Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Lion O Cyborg 9/10/20 1:12 p.m.
                       Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/10/20 2:14 p.m.
                             Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?VikingBoyBilly 9/21/20 2:56 a.m.
                 Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?treellama 9/11/20 10:26 a.m.
                       Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/11/20 11:59 a.m.
                             Re: how many people still use keyboard controls? *LINK*Aaron Freed 9/11/20 12:32 p.m.
                                   Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/11/20 1:47 p.m.
                                   Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?helviusrufus 9/15/20 1:13 p.m.
                                   Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Lion O Cyborg 9/16/20 3:59 a.m.
                                         Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?treellama 9/16/20 6:47 a.m.
                                               Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?ukimalefu 9/16/20 9:48 a.m.
                                                     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/17/20 2:43 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Aaron Freed 9/10/20 12:20 p.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/10/20 12:30 p.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?VikingBoyBilly 9/21/20 3:10 a.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?General-RADIX 9/14/20 12:37 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?xcalibur 9/22/20 7:36 p.m.

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