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Kjoery

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"Wizard"?
« on: November 05, 2007, 07:56:00 am »

What the heck is with the one "wizard" movie being uploaded and re-uploaded to the DF map archive under different names?
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matryx

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 08:23:00 am »

Oh god I hope it's not the Youtube effect where a bunch of people upload the video to each try and claim credit.
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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 08:34:00 am »

It's just showing off a particularly flashy bug.  I'm not sure what circumstances caused the bug to appear.
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Kjoery

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 08:41:00 am »

Yeah, I know, but it's weird. The same movie has been uploaded constantly under different titles by different users since the new version came out. I don't see why anyone would do such a thing.
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THLawrence

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007, 09:27:00 am »

We understand the movie. You made the wizards race playable and it created some really bizarre stuff. We don't care anymore. If we want to see the same movie again, we will hit the play button again. If we want to find out more about playing as wizards, then we will mod it in ourselves.
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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007, 10:00:00 am »

Not sure why people would want to get all the credit for a bug like this, but in an effort to stop the movie spam I'd like to point out that I had this bug before all these "wizard" videos.
http://mkv25.net/dfma/movie-59-crazybuggedground

mine was caused by an improper install, re-installing in an empty folder removed the effect.

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007, 10:38:00 am »

Is it possible that they're all the same person? I don't see how you could download a movie from the archive. I haven't really looked, but there's nothing blatantly obvious.

Never mind. After checking, it appears that you could get the movie with a bit of url fishing.

[ November 05, 2007: Message edited by: Mephisto ]

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Tormy

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007, 10:45:00 am »

I thought that we have a wizard "race" in the new version. Damn.   :D
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THLawrence

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2007, 01:45:00 pm »

We do. Check the raws under standard creature.
code:
 
[CREATURE:WIZARD]
   [NAME:wizard:wizards:wizard]
   [TILE:'@'][COLOR:6:0:1]
   [GENPOWER:5]
   [BUTCHERABLE_NONSTANDARD]
   [BENIGN]
   [INTELLIGENT][LIKES_FIGHTING][MAGICAL]
   [TRAPAVOID]
   [CANOPENDOORS]
   [SIZE:7]
   [PREFSTRING:mysterious power]
   [PREFSTRING:wonderful beards]
   [BODY:HUMANOID:2EYES:2EARS:NOSE:2LUNGS:HEART:GUTS:ORGANS:HUMANOID_JOINTS:THROAT:NECK:SPINE:BRAIN:5FINGERS:5TOES:MOUTH]
   [ATTACK:MAIN:BYTYPE:GRASP:punch:punches:1:2:BLUDGEON][ATTACKFLAG_WITH]
   [ATTACK:SECOND:BYTYPE:MOUTH:bite:bites:1:1:GORE][ATTACKFLAG_CANLATCH]
   [FAT:3]
   [EQUIPS]
   [ALL_ACTIVE]
   [STANDARD_FLESH]
   [HOMEOTHERM:10067]
   [LAYERING:25]
   [SWIMS_LEARNED][SWIM_SPEED:2500]

Found this in the raws while considering doing some modding. Still trying to make pottery. Getting closer.

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007, 04:26:00 pm »

Wizards have been around for a while; they were originally going to be part of a plotted event but in the nature of open-endedness, Toady removed them from happening in-game.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2007, 04:43:00 pm »

I heard the flashy ground and Wizards becoming a civ was due to people copying the new version over their old one. Seems someone's a little too excited about finding it out.
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Tormy

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2007, 05:19:00 pm »

quote:
Originally posted by THLawrence:
<STRONG>We do. Check the raws under standard creature.
code:
 
[CREATURE:WIZARD]
   [NAME:wizard:wizards:wizard]
   [TILE:'@'][COLOR:6:0:1]
   [GENPOWER:5]
   [BUTCHERABLE_NONSTANDARD]
   [BENIGN]
   [INTELLIGENT][LIKES_FIGHTING][MAGICAL]
   [TRAPAVOID]
   [CANOPENDOORS]
   [SIZE:7]
   [PREFSTRING:mysterious power]
   [PREFSTRING:wonderful beards]
   [BODY:HUMANOID:2EYES:2EARS:NOSE:2LUNGS:HEART:GUTS:ORGANS:HUMANOID_JOINTS:THROAT:NECK:SPINE:BRAIN:5FINGERS:5TOES:MOUTH]
   [ATTACK:MAIN:BYTYPE:GRASP :)
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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 01:10:00 am »

I know it's not completely on topic, but I just have to ask; has anyone tried to make items or buildings out of these "Magical Morphing Materials"?

It would be sort of trippy to have an "onyx... no it's opal... no it's bronze... no it's adamantine... no it's sulfur... no it's..." longsword.

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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2007, 10:22:00 am »

That'd play an interesting effect on your fortress wealth. :P
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Re: "Wizard"?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2007, 02:54:00 pm »

At least one person posted the same movie -twice-, now.
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