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Messages - Lambchops

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1) Mods & Development / Re: Improving Warlat
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:45:49 PM »
Glad you're having fun.

Server ping times are irrellevent. It's a p2p game, so in an 8 player game you have 56 different ping times to consider (yes they can be different from either end of the same connection). Also you need to be testing with UDP packets, ICMP is handled seperately by many servers.

You can find the address for the current chat text by following a couple of pointers, there is no need to inject code. I found that for tupac a while back when he made his color chat text thing.

If you want help making plugins I can advise you on how to adapt things to use the plugin framework.


2) Mods & Development / Re: Improving Warlat
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:20:44 PM »
I think you should def smoke some more meth, get really excited, come up with a whole bunch of complicated ideas then dissappear down a rabbit hole of failed attempts until you can't even find anyone willing to listen anymore.

or ... maybe

The game already interface has low/high/eh settings and all we really need to do is find the right point where people can still play without lag and pull peons/micro better.

But yeah definitely don't let me stop you from doing whatever you want to. Go for gold buddy  :thumbsup:


3) Mods & Development / Re: Improving Warlat
« on: November 14, 2019, 07:07:21 PM »
@Lambchops

Can you modify your plugin so that ....

@GuyWhoKeepsMakingSmurfNames

Yeah probably, but I have stuff to do right now.

Thanks for testing/feedback.

In the meantime here's the plugin rebuilt with different latency settings between 1-9 you can test with and try to find a happy medium if you want.

We need to be careful that this doesn't further fragment the community. I'm sure the LA guys can probably play each other with pretty low lat, but having Russians in the game is already hard enough latency-wise.

I'm thinking even with it set to 9 it could still be problematic, but we don't know until we try.

4) Mods & Development / Re: Improving Warlat
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:35:41 AM »
So? Nobody took a look at this? As far as I know the author of this thread tried to find the values for 1 hour, but didn't and then never looked at it again. Not sure whether it's possible or not.

Yeah a couple of people have directed me here recently.


The first thing I noticed is that this:

What Warlat does is write the following memory:

0x47862E - 0x90, 0x49, 0x90, 0x90
0x478632 - 0x89, 0x90, 0x90, 0x90

Is wrong.

Each set of 4 bytes is listed in reverse order, I assume because the OP did not understand the byte arrangement of dwords.

The bytes are consecutive so it actually writes:

0x47862E:  0x90, 0x90, 0x49, 0x90, 0x90, 0x90, 0x90, 0x89

the 0x89 at the end is actually just the existing valu that is already there, so its just:

0x47862E:  0x90, 0x90, 0x49, 0x90, 0x90, 0x90, 0x90

and the 0x49 is a DEC ECX

the rest are just NOP (no operation) instructions which just remove these 2 instructions:

0047862E                 jbe     short loc_47863B
00478630                 mov     ecx, 2

the DEC ECX is just a single byte opcode and there are no branch targets in the overwritten section so it can actually be at any point in the string of 0x90s, but if you included the 0x89 where it was originally listed you would definitely get a crash.


Change this:
0042111C      MOV AL, BYTE PTR [EAX+4AE7EC]

To this:
0042111C      MOV AL, 1

And you have no delay at all on bnet

Nice one, I never actually got around to looking for this bit.

The byte array at 0x4AE7EC has the granularity for the different game modes/speeds (3,4,4,5,6,7,9,12,19)

replacing at 0x42111C with:

0xB8,0x01,0x00,0x00,0x00,0x90

Will force the 1 value. This is actually a MOV EAX,1

Not that it really matters, but this is slightly faster than explicitly setting the AL register and means there is only one NOP instruction. The rest of eax is already zeroed by the proc at 0x4204D0 anyway.

If you didn't want to mess with the instructions ou could set values in the granularity array, but that works just as well.

That's if we want to use 1 ... might cause lag, but whatever value is desired it can be set in the second byte of the patch (currently 0x01).

Its weird I sent this to lambchops a few weeks back and all of the sudden there is activity in this thread......

Yeah ikr? Someone else just tagged me here and sent it to me on discord... cosmic.

Anyway if anyone wants to try it, just put the attached file in the plugin folder. It even makes the log on menus faster. Seems to work great, but we might have to dial it back a bit if there's lag in big games.



5) Server.War2.ru / Re: Does the community support the following rule:
« on: November 09, 2019, 07:23:34 PM »
U got a ss wangs? Odd that u cant Vote.


Lamb - Map appears when you move mouse in game lobby. Disappear when you start typing in lobby chat

I can't vote either, but you can put me down for supporting supporting blid's rule and not supporting tk as being an appropriate person to administer it.

The map disappearing when you type was something that was happening in one of the first releases.

That allowed you to see the game name/pw if you wanted and nobody would really be studying the map and typing simultainiously, so I left it like that as an accidental "feature".

Later when I made the screen_update() hook procedure more efficient, it also stopped this effect. Personaly I preferred being able to see the game info, but hooking the in-game screen display should be as efficient as possible so I didn't worry about it.

If I was spending any time developing it I would probably add a hotkey to suppress the map display or something.

It appears iL has used an early version of LC.dll in the 4.5 release. If you want you can replace it with the current version (attached).

I have long ago said my piece on this subject, and warned you all that the toxic environment would discourage new players and cause the decline of the community.

I was told that ru is a place for gangstas and if you don't like it go away. That is and always has been the status quo.

You can't just decide you don't like it and retroacively ban someone for breaking rules that did not exist.

I 100% agree that a lot of van's hate speech should be against the rules, but currently it isn't, and a LOT of people on this server have been enthusiastically encouraging him for years.

If you don't like van's behavior, then this conversation is should be about changing the server rules and policy, then AFTER that has been established you can talk about banning people who break them.

I fully support changing the server policy. So if you're serious, lets see some draft proposals.  :thinking:

7) Server.War2.ru / Re: Mousetopher Quit Warcraft 2? BAD NEWS IF SO!
« on: November 07, 2019, 07:18:21 AM »
Yeah she has been MIA for a while now :tear:

I'm hoping she will resurface eventually.

Love and goodwill mousey :hug: hope things are good for you wherever you are.

8) Server.War2.ru / Re: Does the community support the following rule:
« on: November 05, 2019, 06:54:55 PM »
I was streaming.. u can see the map flash in and out twitch.tv/war2teacher

How about a title and timestamp? You want me to watch how many hours of you spitting in a can?

9) Server.War2.ru / Re: Does the community support the following rule:
« on: November 05, 2019, 08:03:31 AM »
I honestly don't even read anything lambchops posts anymore. I'm pretty much at that point with burnt also.


If you really don't read it then don't bother commenting that you don't .... just ignore it like I do every time Winchester does the weird stalking thing where he posts some crazy rant about me every time I post something ;)


On a side note, I did accidentally install has plugins in the 45 version of combat. Being able to see the map in the game Lobby was cool, but glitchy. It flashed on and off sporadically. The people's names when they join the check game was a nice touch. I was indifferent towards the text that appeared when you changed latency though.  Sometimes low-latency exacerbates lag, so it's not technically always the best.

I've never seen the lobby map flash on and off... not even sure it's possible TBH ( maybe with some other ddraw? but it still seems unlikely)

If it doesn't display immediately or after map dl just touch the race change and it will update the screen.

10) Server.War2.ru / Re: Does the community support the following rule:
« on: November 05, 2019, 02:30:01 AM »
LOL... tk gets called out for being a shitty admin and not ATTRACTING NEW PLAYERS like he said he was going to .... responds by attacking old players and wanting to ban them.

Some of the stuff van says is fully aweful and should be 100% bannable I said all of that years ago before the community got split .... but LMFAO at the sheer hypocracy. You all have been sledging trolling and straight out abusing people for years and openly defending the practice as policy.

How many new players did you find this week tk? .... none? ok ban an old one then ;D


-- edit --

I really do support this long overdue move in the right direction, you'll have to excuse my cynicism as to its origin ;)

And yes tk should 100% have his admin revoked for sitting in the channel publicly calling anyone's wife a meth-head. Surely our admins should be held to at least the same standard as the players. Great official representation there, way to grow the server and welcome new players. THAT STUFF SHOULD NEVER BE IN BLUE FONT IN THE MAIN CHANNEL

... seriously wtf? He's been abusing people for a decade and you support it then he says something about YOUR wife and you want to ban him? What a fkn hypocrite.

Ban both of them ... TK FIRST

11) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: War2 RU Hall of Fame & House of Shame
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:48:03 AM »


You constantly broadcast your nature. People don't need to interact with you to observe it.


12) Server.War2.ru / Re: Best current 2vs2 team
« on: October 29, 2019, 06:19:20 AM »
So gow 1-pudders or wc2 players?

Just wondering. A few from both groups have been mentioned.

13) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: War2 RU Hall of Fame & House of Shame
« on: October 27, 2019, 08:33:43 AM »
Lmao@Lambchops full novel when he got caught hacking. I still don't understand how he cheats and still blows so hard. Definite down syndrome detected.

Yeah good question sg? How can I beat the most notorious hacker in the history of wc2 and still be really average in normal games? .... it's almost like I'm not hacking eh?



14) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: War2 RU Hall of Fame & House of Shame
« on: October 26, 2019, 06:41:19 AM »
Lambchops is a weird cunt


Haha, sorry sg can't quite understand you with your lips stuck to tk's ass, sounded like you said, "I'm full bogan" or something...


In case you don't understand what you did lamb chops, very deliberately looking up my IP to find out my location and then taking the time to post a news article that is close to my area implying that I might have had something to do with it is pretty f****** twisted


Lol, says the guy who used his admin privilages to do exactly the same thing only linked an article about horses being slaughtered. Now THAT is twisted, and an abuse of your position.

So how many house fires have you caused tk? Were there any fatalities? Because if there were that's really not funny and I wont laugh at you about it any more.

15) Server.War2.ru / Re: im backk
« on: October 25, 2019, 09:39:36 PM »
I will actually agree with you on this lamb chops. When reinstating my admin was being discussed, one of the things I was looking to do was rebuild the community.

But you did squat. Oh but you have an excuse? Oh that's ok then...

And then you compound that with the fact that someone as prominent as burnt is going on a psychotic Rampage trying to destroy the community,


With you POURING as much fuel on the fire as you possibly can.


I'm kind of at a "holy shit this ship is sinking faster than I anticipated" stage right now (again thanks in part to you) .. and have a bit if a "fuck it" attitude...

Yeah great positive attitude there, and now it's MY FAULT??


You suck as an admin. You're a mouth on a stick propped up in front of a computer with no brain attached. You can't blame the users for you being a bad admin :thinking:


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