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Author Topic:   help me, its driving me insane!
tankabott
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posted December 02, 2000 08:44 PM         
i downloaded the demo last night, and have been playing it non-stop. ive been altering the game to my personal preferences: physics, weapons and such...
the game kicks ass!! and i will be buying the full retail ver. shortly

but, the ingame messages are making me crazy! is there anyway to turn them off? i like to play in the battle mode with 50-100 other tanks, but i cant see my tank half the time because these:
"AI -so and so killed some tank with some weapon" covers one fourth of my screen.


please tell me there is a way to disable them.

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Random Chaos LDA
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posted December 02, 2000 09:19 PM            
We don't recommend the game to be run with 100 tanks...but thats simply becuase it becomes awfully chaotic with that many. It used to be that there wasn't a 100 tank limit for the game...people tried creating 2000, 5000, 10000 tank servers and as a result sometimes crashed the game becuase it ran out of memory...or took forever to load, so we set a reasonably high limit so that insane players still can have fun

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peeet
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posted December 03, 2000 04:37 PM         
hey, RC - all the letters & HUD stuff are bitmaps that can be edited, right?

if that's the case, the bitmaps could be edited to be completely transparent...

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Random Chaos LDA
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posted December 03, 2000 06:04 PM            
Actually the leters are not Bitmaps, they are 3d objects that are rendered onto the screen. If you want to make them invisible there may be an entity that can be edited to do it...but I've never looked into it.

--RC

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Kaeto
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posted December 03, 2000 09:04 PM            
Actually, they are bitmaps - true, they're rendered with OpenGL, but they aren't 3D. If you edit the font bitmaps, you can change them. The 3D letters are only used during the loading sequence.

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Random Chaos LDA
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posted December 04, 2000 01:59 AM            
Hmm - I'll have to go check that...but I haven't tried to change text so I really don't know - I'm just going by the files I've seen...

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tankabott
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posted December 04, 2000 03:33 AM         
i figured it out, but thanks anyways.

i just erased the deathmatch messages in the Lines.txt file
...\Local\English\Lines.txt

now i can see my tank

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peeet
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posted December 04, 2000 08:47 AM         
an elegant solution, tankabott!
looks like i was trying to make things WAY
more complicated than they needed to be!

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Random Chaos LDA
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posted December 06, 2000 06:22 PM            
Here is the proper way to do it:

In your Sabot.Ent file (located in the Entities/TankGod directory)
statuslife =
numstatuslines =

Hope this helps

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