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Mike O'Brien
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:01:47 AM »
Just noticed that in addition to designing the MOPAQ (mpq) format and tools, Mike is also the sole original author of the storm library (storm.dll). How did I never notice that before? The guy's a freakin legend.  :-*
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Re: Mike O'Brien
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 02:15:15 AM »
...also
ever wonder why the enter/leave notification hotkey is ALT-V ?

Here's the original channel dialog box prototype, it's still embedded in the files (in 6 languages!).



My guess it was the hotkey for the "verbose" button there.

mmm... software archaeology ... so nerdy  :D
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 02:31:36 AM »
Was this a sc1 cursor maybe? I don't remember it from wc2 anywhere.





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Re: Mike O'Brien
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 10:51:51 AM »
...also
ever wonder why the enter/leave notification hotkey is ALT-V ?

Here's the original channel dialog box prototype, it's still embedded in the files (in 6 languages!).



My guess it was the hotkey for the "verbose" button there.

mmm... software archaeology ... so nerdy  :D


They are actually over battle.net you can use cheat engine to make them buttons visible. There's is alot more sc1 icons in the mpq. I saw this stuff years ago.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 10:31:58 PM »

mmm... software archaeology ... so nerdy  :D

They are actually over battle.net you can use cheat engine to make them buttons visible. There's is alot more sc1 icons in the mpq. I saw this stuff years ago.

Interesting. These are all from dll resource sections. The channel dialog there doesn't have the LADDER buton, they must have updated it from this one. I think the sc cursor was from w2local.dll or something.