Lead Developer, Stardock Entertainment
Published on February 23, 2009 By CariElf In Demigod Journals

I tweaked the connection code today, and we also got the in game chat overlay running today, although it still needs some work.  If you'd like to try it out, follow these instructions:

1) Close Demigod if it's running

2) Download http://sd.stardock.com/impulsereactor/testchat.zip

3) Extract the files and copy them to Demigod\bin.  You may have to reboot before replacing the files if they're locked.

Hit Shift+Tab to unhide the chat window.  It'll use your windows user name for now, although it will eventually use your player name from Demigod.  The chat room is #demigod on irc.stardock.com.


Comments (Page 1)
on Feb 23, 2009

1. Make my chat handle be my profile name and not my computer name Oops didn't read close enough, you are aware of this

2. The checkbox keeps the chat channel always on top but it seems to prevent me from doing anything within the game

3. I'd also like to be able to resize it and move it wherever I want if possible

on Feb 23, 2009

1) Shift tab should also close the window

2) Scrollbars don't work only buttons

3) skin looks nice - just the @ of the operators are out of place.

4) needs to have the basic features of clients like battle.net or gpgnet added eventually (watching player profiles, personal messages, friends and clan support etc.)

5) the fade in effect is fast enough to be not annoying , overall it feels very responsive.

 

 

on Feb 23, 2009

Ralsar, read her entire post before responding

Unfortunately the chat overlay forces me to write in all caps, regardless of whether or not caps lock is on

on Feb 23, 2009

Gnats3
Ralsar, read her entire post before responding

I thought I did, now I'm all

on Feb 23, 2009

The lower left corner of the chat overlay resizes by dragging the bottom right corner. The bottom right corner also correctly drags the bottom right corner.

on Feb 23, 2009

Gnats3
Ralsar, read her entire post before responding

Unfortunately the chat overlay forces me to write in all caps, regardless of whether or not caps lock is on

What version of Windows are you using and what is your OS language?

If you hold down shift do you get lower case letters?

on Feb 23, 2009

typing a line starting with a "/" will disc and reconnect the client to the irc server

on Feb 23, 2009
It looks neat as hell, I noticed though that if you force focus it, you were not able to press any buttons in the menu, I would really like to have this open during my game instead of the in game chat, would that be possible?
on Feb 23, 2009

Neil Banfield



Quoting Gnats3,
reply 3
Ralsar, read her entire post before responding

Unfortunately the chat overlay forces me to write in all caps, regardless of whether or not caps lock is on



What version of Windows are you using and what is your OS language?

If you hold down shift do you get lower case letters?

Windows XP Professional, English, sometimes.  And yes, I checked if caps lock was on when the bug was occuring .  I exited Demigod and tried again, and it worked just fine.  I tried starting Demigod several times, experimenting with starting with caps lock on or off and changing it after entering chat, and I can't get consistant results .  The bug happens sometimes but not always, even if caps lock is off when I start up Demigod and the chat.

on Feb 23, 2009

during a game I lost connection to the server in mIRC and as it turns out via the overlay as well - I think my connection was stuck for a second or so as Demigod stopped at exactly the same time for a short while. The overlay needs to notice that I lost connection and automatically reconnect.

on Feb 23, 2009

Adding this to the /bin folder, prevents me from playing demigod.  After placing this in the .bin folder, I can launch demigod but only a blackscreen is displayed.  This occurs in windowed and full screen mode.  I re-downloaded demigod and tried it again, again failed for me.  I then removed the two files and verified the download to get the missing file and demigod again worked perfectly.  Let me know what info you need for troubleshooting.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/23/2009, 21:43:53
       Machine name: BLUESHORTHAIR
   Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
       System Model: System Product Name
               BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/28/05 13:27:14 Ver: 08.00.10
          Processor: Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 165,  MMX,  3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
             Memory: 2048MB RAM
          Page File: 826MB used, 3112MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
------------
  DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Music Tab: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.
        Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
Direct3D:    0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

---------------
Display Devices
---------------
        Card name: ATI Radeon HD 3870
     Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
        Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x9501)
         DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
       Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9501&SUBSYS_25421002&REV_00
   Display Memory: 512.0 MB
     Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
          Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
  Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
      Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
   Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6891 (English)
      DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
 Driver Date/Size: 12/1/2008 15:51:31, 318464 bytes
      WHQL Logo'd: Yes
  WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
              VDD: n/a
         Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 12/1/2008 17:13:40, 3452928 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D641-11CF-5969-4805A1C2CB35}
        Vendor ID: 0x1002
        Device ID: 0x9501
        SubSys ID: 0x25421002
      Revision ID: 0x0000
      Revision ID: 0x0000
      Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV8_A ModeWMV9_A
 Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
                   {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
                   {3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
                   {552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
                   {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
                   {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
         Registry: OK
     DDraw Status: Enabled
       D3D Status: Enabled
       AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
 D3D7 Test Result: Not run
 D3D8 Test Result: Not run
 D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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            Description: SoundMAX HD Audio O
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_1986&SUBSYS_1043818F&REV_1005
        Manufacturer ID: 65535
             Product ID: 65535
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
         Driver Version: 5.10.0001.4151 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 10/5/2005 17:21:10, 141312 bytes
            Other Files:
        Driver Provider: AnalogDevices
         HW Accel Level: Full
              Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: Yes
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes
               Registry: OK
      Sound Test Result: Not run

on Feb 24, 2009

isn't you're driver a little old?

 Driver Date/Size: 12/1/2008 15:51:31, 318464 bytes

oeps, m-day notation, no it's not old

 

 

 

 

on Feb 24, 2009

Trigeminal
Adding this to the /bin folder, prevents me from playing demigod.  After placing this in the .bin folder, I can launch demigod but only a blackscreen is displayed.  This occurs in windowed and full screen mode.  I re-downloaded demigod and tried it again, again failed for me.  I then removed the two files and verified the download to get the missing file and demigod again worked perfectly.  Let me know what info you need for troubleshooting.

Do you have ATI Tray tools installed?

on Feb 24, 2009

Neil Banfield


Do you have ATI Tray tools installed?

I do in fact.

on Feb 24, 2009

Gabberkooij
isn't you're driver a little old?

 Driver Date/Size: 12/1/2008 15:51:31, 318464 bytes

oeps, m-day notation, no it's not old

 

What's m day notation?

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