I'm not sure whether I count as an "old-timer", but I'm still hanging about, checking the Ferazel boards for any hint of activity, pushing Ambrosia every once in a while to make an UB of Ferazel (and PoG), even though I know neither of those will happen.
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Technically, it saves on takeoff, not on landing--that is, if you force quit while landed, your game is not saved.
(or at least, that's what I got from my brief testing with Nova and my memories from earlier EVs)
This post has been edited by macmaxbh : 28 March 2008 - 08:57 PM
Track me down? What is this madness? It's impossible to track me down, I say. Namely because I haven't gone by "Admiral Benden" in like, 3 years? 4? Maybe even 5?
This gave me a great chuckle.
Seriously, though, I'm glad you posted. It's good to hear from the head of the project once again.
I agree with Captain Bob that re-collecting the material is a good idea, but then again all I have to do is stand on the sidelines and cheer. Hey, I'm quite willing to cheer.
RD, thanks for making this a sticky. After all, it is the question on all PoG player's mind, and it keeps the PoG board from saying "no topics", which is quite a sad thing to see (as I see on the ferazel forums).
sigh. Perhaps someday PoG will be officially laid to rest / open-sourced (not likely due to rights issues, but I think more likely then fully repaired) / repaired ("aha! that's what the big secret for the past ten years has been! pog:remixed with 3d and a free set of steak knives!")
I remember the good old days of this forum, when it was filled with questions relating to all matters PoG (and spells expander! and the other plugins, such as yours, damsels in distress!), I remember the "plugin idea" thread I created which had some good reading matter in it. PoG was a good game back in the day. It's a sad thing for it to end, not with a bang, but with a wimper.
And I must thank you, RD, for your devotion and knowledge. You have stewarded and moderated these forums excellently, and have stayed after all the other moderators have moved on (and made great plug-ins to boot!). My hat is off to you.
This post has been edited by macmaxbh : 04 September 2007 - 09:01 PM
I'm pretty sure the forum was separate from other EVN sites - EV-Nova.net only ever had forums for Polycon and SFA.
Wow, this is one of the most amazing threads I've ever read. EVO was definitely my favorite of the trilogy, and the backstory is incredibly interesting. pac, I salute you.
I need to replay EVO.
If I come up with questions I'll make sure to ask here, even though I've missed the boat by quite a bit...
Are there any vestiges of the plug development still floating about the web?
I remember a web site, which I believe disappeared a few years ago, and a web forum--was that on ev-nova.net before the forums were redone?
I was truly excited about that plug...
Why thank you (you knew I wrote that, correct? That was the beginning of my failed "hey everybody, let's improve the PoG wikipedia article" drive)!
All I know is that Andrew has not given anyone outside of ASW staff the okay to work on CS/PoG. I have had word from pipeline that he is still trying. It is a delicate situation which should not be messed with at present. In other words, I don't think an outside appeal will help. We have to just sit on this right now.
Believe me, I'm very good at sitting and waiting when it comes to PoG.
RD--thanks for passing on updates and what you hear--without you, there'd be nothing around here.
This post has been edited by macmaxbh : 18 December 2006 - 09:36 AM
And I was replaying PoG a few weeks ago on my "OS-9 game-playing" machine--and I was really enjoying it.
Direct links still work, it looks like (add "addons.html" to the end of the link and it'll still show you the addons page).
Does this mean pipeline's proposal fell through?
Jack, I'm gazing into the bottom of my teacup and the alignment of the leaves does not look at all good. A while back, David Dunham stated on the "Help" forum that while CS/PoG was not officially dead it certainly was on life support. I have a problem with that choice of phrase because what I see is the life of my favorite game being given no support.
A couple of third parties with talent enough in the right areas have volunteered to work on the code. Rumor has it that the boss has said that in his opinion the code is so screwed up that it's not worth the effort.
Again, while no death certificate has been written, I think to keep one's hope up is futile at this time.
That is very sad; but logical. I wonder if it'd be possible to release Coldstone and PoG as free/open-source like Ambrosia did with Maelstrom; there's probably contract issues though.