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Offline Seth

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #345 on: March 20, 2008, 09:15:45 PM »
Joshbakr and sonshine777... you made me laugh !

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #346 on: March 20, 2008, 10:07:23 PM »
 ;D 

Nice work.
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #347 on: March 20, 2008, 10:35:24 PM »
heh nice.
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #348 on: March 21, 2008, 01:08:06 AM »
How came this dog into my PC? *shrug*
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Offline joshbakr

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #349 on: March 21, 2008, 03:27:17 PM »
Most of the stability issues which were causing the delays have been solved. Some images of transparent water are being rendered right now, and I'll post some completed renders next week.

I expect that this last development phase will enter alpha testing very soon, probably near the end of next week. As you may know, we have a number of alpha testers working with our latest development builds and battling with the inevitable bugs that come with new features. This is a closed process, but we will keep you informed of the kind of feedback we get from the alpha testers as soon as it becomes available so you have some idea when we may be able to release the Beta. We're not going to jump the gun and make another ETA until we're absolutely sure it is ready for wider beta testing.

This latest development phase has been particularly rough, but I'm sorry we didn't plan better for this eventuality. We understand that it has inconvenienced many of you and sincerely appreciate your patience.

I hope you enjoy some of the images we have to show you next week :)

Matt


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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #350 on: March 21, 2008, 05:48:29 PM »
It seems appropriate that I should post a little verse I wrote when suffering under the programmer's curse ...

Programmer's lament

I think that there shall never be
An ignoramous just like me
Who roams the help throughout the day
In a fruitless search that does not pay
For as often as I think I've found the gold
Its been declared obsolete and old
1000 bugs run and attack.
For knowledge I so clearly lack.
And when all is said and done .
The program won't compile or even run.
I search for help where err I go
For reasons I so fully know
For bugs were made for fools like me.
Who canít program and think efficiently.

Garry Freemyer - 1996
The world malfunctions in mysterious ways.

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #351 on: March 21, 2008, 06:58:35 PM »
 :D   :D

Very nice.

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #352 on: March 21, 2008, 07:54:12 PM »
lol. Well as long as the programming and testing's still being done it doesn't really matter when the renders come.

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #353 on: March 21, 2008, 08:00:39 PM »
Hint to Matt: Never give yourself a deadline
I think he learned that already  ;D

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #354 on: March 22, 2008, 12:34:45 AM »
Strangely enough, having a deadline can help (some) programmers bring better quality.  I can't believe (and I'm sure it isn't so in this case) that having no deadline at all makes any sense.  Anyway, when Planetside will let us see some transparency in action from the real deal, I'll be here.
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #355 on: March 22, 2008, 12:48:39 AM »
Yes, I'd love to see some of these images.  Anxiously awaiting this.  ::)
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #356 on: March 22, 2008, 01:02:34 AM »
The previous two posts can be paraphrased as "Hint Hint".
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #357 on: March 22, 2008, 01:59:12 AM »
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!   :D

The previous two posts can be paraphrased as "Hint Hint".
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #358 on: March 22, 2008, 10:42:52 AM »
Where is my transparency! :-)
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #359 on: March 22, 2008, 11:10:12 AM »
Where's my cookie!?

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