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Offline Ronin RedFox

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The aliens seem to be working on...
« on: August 12, 2009, 07:52:46 AM »
Teleporters. But they seem to be buggy!



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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 02:56:08 PM »
Uhhh I don't get it.  :-\
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 03:06:02 PM »
It's from Merc, the level with the Queen Bee.
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 03:15:59 PM »
I know that, but I still don't understand what it's about.
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 05:29:03 PM »
It's about the Aliens. They are working on a teleporter, but it seems to be buggy.
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009, 05:28:55 AM »
I still don't get it.

At least, I don't think so.  :-\
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2009, 09:05:28 AM »
Yeah, I gotta agree.  Don't get it.

Unless ... it's referring to that "odd" white area that seems detached from the rest of the map.  That is a artifact from how Descent 3 handles items.  If a portion of the map is shown in advance from one of the cutscenes, that portion of the map may be semi displayed in the map even though you haven't been there yet.  An example:  When you start the level with the listening station ... the cutscene shows a bit of the outside of the level.  While playing the level use the map and you'll see a portion that you can't possibly get to yet shows the outside of the station.  This was done to help provide the views for the cutscene.

Of course ... I am guessing here.  This is my assumption as to "why"

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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2009, 10:22:24 AM »
Yep, I think D3 adds a room to the AutoMap whenever the game first renders it.  Since a room gets rendered during a cutscene, it will show up in the automap even if you haven't been there yet.

I think TP's right about that being the cause of the odd spot in that screenshot.

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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 10:40:31 AM »
Are you talking about the jaggity area?
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the teleporter rooms?
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 11:31:45 AM »
Here's a thing for ya. There are no cutscenes in that area. There is only a scene when the level starts and when you enter the Queen's lair.
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 11:49:30 AM »
And don't forget the scene when you exit the Planetoid.
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 01:47:24 PM »
lol  :D, but still there is nothing to trigger that anomoly.
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2009, 02:39:21 PM »
Hello! The teleporters are buggy! Bugs!


There are bugs in the teleporter!
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009, 05:26:46 PM »
Wasn't there a movie about a bug in a teleporter?  ;)
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Re: The aliens seem to be working on...
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2009, 05:30:42 PM »
I got it, Jeff; WillyP.  ;D

Now I feel special!  ;)
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