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Author Topic: Magma mountains?  (Read 24774 times)

orbcontrolled

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Re: Magma mountains?
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2011, 09:59:31 pm »

Unless someone has a way to predict whether their machine will do it or not, which is half the issue, its like shooting into the dark
I'm afraid you can't do that; you'll run into the halting problem.
...No you won't...
I wasn't thinking anything that complicated. I was thinking: Write a program that fills every free byte in RAM with a number like -100, then run DF, gen a world, and see if there are any layers 100 levels away from where they are supposed to be. Granted that's a vast oversimplification, but it seems like a good way to at least get these weird computer-specific glitches to behave more consistently, and make "patterns" easier to detect.

(Either that, or someone could just code a map editor for DF, and we could build all the weird embarks we wanted)
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Makbeth

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Re: Magma mountains?
« Reply #91 on: March 08, 2011, 12:26:03 am »

Is that like the holy grail of utilities or something?

Sure would be nice.
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