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Author Topic: What turns you off about DF?  (Read 171332 times)

dyze

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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #405 on: April 29, 2009, 09:57:47 am »

stop derailing the thread with coder nonsense
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #406 on: April 29, 2009, 10:08:50 am »

I believe the experimental versions of DF(40d11, for example) do have a separate graphics thread, and there's actually a significant performance increase.  It was the first time I'd seen framerates above 100 on my system, which previously ran about 50 FPS(pre-Partial Print) to 75 FPS(with Partial Print)

I find it fascinating that you transformed the concept of how DF is run into a finite state machine.  I was thinking more hardware than software while reading your post.

But then, I suppose all computer programs are one sort of FSM or another.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #407 on: April 29, 2009, 10:11:52 am »

I believe the experimental versions of DF(40d11, for example) do have a separate graphics thread, and there's actually a significant performance increase.  It was the first time I'd seen framerates above 100 on my system, which previously ran about 50 FPS(pre-Partial Print) to 75 FPS(with Partial Print)

I find it fascinating that you transformed the concept of how DF is run into a finite state machine.  I was thinking more hardware than software while reading your post.

But then, I suppose all computer programs are one sort of FSM or another.
I believe the FPS increase was not mainly due to the separate thread but mainly toward the optimization of what is displayed, when it is displayed and proper usage of buffers.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #408 on: April 29, 2009, 10:14:01 am »

I'm pretty sure it removes the task of drawing from the CPU almost entirely, but I suppose only Baughn and Toady (and anyone they've told) know for sure.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #409 on: April 29, 2009, 12:55:30 pm »

MULTITHREADING AND PATH CACHING DISCUSSION OUT!!!

This is not the right thread for that stuff!  Take it to its own threads!
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #410 on: April 29, 2009, 12:56:59 pm »

MULTITHREADING AND PATH CACHING DISCUSSION OUT!!!

This is not the right thread for that stuff!  Take it to its own threads!

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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #411 on: April 29, 2009, 02:17:29 pm »

Since apparently the multithreading discussion is getting thrown out: you could pick up where you left off here.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #412 on: April 29, 2009, 06:04:02 pm »

Especially since multithreading isn't frustrating anyone... it is how slow the game plays that is doing it. (Which is why I find it hillarious when people say "Lack of Multithreading")
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #413 on: April 29, 2009, 06:16:11 pm »

Especially since multithreading isn't frustrating anyone... it is how slow the game plays that is doing it. (Which is why I find it hillarious when people say "Lack of Multithreading")

Joke's on you. Dwarf Fortress doesn't use multiple threads.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #414 on: April 29, 2009, 06:25:16 pm »

Especially since multithreading isn't frustrating anyone... it is how slow the game plays that is doing it. (Which is why I find it hillarious when people say "Lack of Multithreading")

Joke's on you. Dwarf Fortress doesn't use multiple threads.

Are you saying that intentionally? I may be killing your joke but I know there are no multithreads. The hillarity is that people are listing "Lack of Multithreading" as a frustration but it wouldn't even be an issue if the game ran smoothly.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #415 on: April 29, 2009, 09:37:43 pm »

If you think the game is going a bit slow, you can modify the RAWs and speed up your dwarves. I did that once, and they FLEW.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #416 on: April 29, 2009, 09:46:39 pm »

Not only is multithreading out, all references to multithreading are out. Multithreading does not exist. In fact the word multithreading is now the official term for the genitals on a starfish and nothing else. Do not mention multithreading unless you and trying to seduce a starfish.

Thread moves on.
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And now the thread is about starfish porn.
...originally read that as 'perpetual motion pants' and thought how could I have missed this??

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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #417 on: April 29, 2009, 09:50:37 pm »

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In fact the word multithreading is now the official term for the genitals on a starfish


Ehhh trying not to say something that relates to genitals SOMEHOW is a game of not speaking at all.
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #418 on: April 30, 2009, 07:51:40 am »



Did someone just say "Multithreading"?

'Cause I think I just heard someone say "Multithreading".
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Re: What turns you off about DF?
« Reply #419 on: April 30, 2009, 09:12:59 am »

And now the thread is about starfish porn.
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