Reverse engineering Fallout 2

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by alexbatalov, May 4, 2022.

  1. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    They didn't and they don't have a reason to. Stupid example.
     
  2. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    Pretty weird to do that just because he works for Russian Companies. What's he going to do, "steal" code that's lying in the open on the internet? Not as if he couldn't do that in another way. He's just reverse engineering a game whose code has been lost, and to play you need the OG game.
     
  3. QuantumApprentice

    QuantumApprentice Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    387
    Feb 9, 2018
    Ok, let's say there's this country whose government tells all the media companies (read that as social media today) that no Jewish person is allowed to speak on their public forums...sound familiar?
    Now replace the phrase "Jewish person" with "Trump" or "Trump supporter".

    I predict your first reaction will be to say the US government did not do this...my simple response is "So what?"
    Censorship by itself does not have to be conducted by a government to be censorship.
    It merely needs to be the banning of free speech from a public forum.

    Trump WAS banned from Twitter, and Axios has a whole list of other places he and his supporters were banned from (google it), including Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Discord, and several others that aren't nearly as big.
    The most common retort to this is: These are private companies, and should be allowed to ban people they want.
    The most obvious comeback is: So you're saying you're ok with censorship from public forums? As long as it's not by the government?

    Or are you going to insist that what is currently happening on social media sites in the US does not match the definition of censorship?
    From google:
    Censorship:
    the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.

    Emphasis, "suppression or prohibition of ... news, etc. that are considered ... politically unacceptable"
    Also notice that the government isn't listed as the sole arbiter of censorship.

    Further, there is a significant amount of evidence that's been emerging the last few months from a series of reports referred to as "the Twitter files" (google it), that actually _does_ show a significant amount of US government pressure on at least Twitter itself to censor US citizens...and this actually _is_ illegal in the US.

    But you know, none of that really matters for this discussion, I suspect you simply latched onto Trump because he's probably an easy political target for you.
    I think the real contention we have is whether or not preventing somebody from posting something new on a website should be considered censorship or not...regardless of whether or not their old posts remain up...

    I think that's a form of censorship.
    Google seems to agree.
    Do you agree? or disagree?
     
  4. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder Moderator

    Mar 10, 2007
    You guys can discuss the censorship of some celebrity or social media all you want, just NOT in the modding forum.
    Any further off-topic posts will be deleted. Go to the general discussion if you want to continue.

    EDIT: also, Alex replied on the Reddit three days ago:
     
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  5. Keyboard Gecko

    Keyboard Gecko Fallout: Nevada translation is updated.

    175
    Jan 15, 2018
    @alexbatalov pls consider moving to gitflic or something, so development would continue. Would be super sad for such a promising project to sink.
     
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  6. QuantumApprentice

    QuantumApprentice Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    387
    Feb 9, 2018
    that reddit link doesn't show up in my browser at all, what browser are you using? (I'm on firefox)
    Also, is there a way to prevent NMA from automagically converting links like this to media posts?
     
  7. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder Moderator

    Mar 10, 2007
    I'm also using Firefox (111.0.1).
     
  8. gustarballs1983

    gustarballs1983 Vault Senior Citizen
    Modder

    Oct 28, 2009
    yeah at first glance firefox doesn't show it 4 me too. luckily i realize I've installed NoScript and uBlock Origin add-ons to firefox

    simply put:
    disable blocking on
    nma-fallout.com
    twitter.com
    and
    se9.github.io

    after you refresh the website it should display the link, as to why it works that way, don't ask me I'm no programmer..

    OH yeah sorry @NovaRain 4 for this offtop. I was just trying to explain to @QuantumApprentice the deal about ffox.
     
  9. QuantumApprentice

    QuantumApprentice Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    387
    Feb 9, 2018
    yup, that was it, I've got no-script installed too. Thanks!
     
  10. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder Moderator

    Mar 10, 2007
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  11. Arathos

    Arathos It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 2, 2017
    Can Fallout 2 CE be run alongside Updated Restoration and if yes then in which order should they be installed?
     
  12. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder Moderator

    Mar 10, 2007
    No, CE doesn't support enough sfall functions/hooks used in RP yet.
     
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  13. phobos2077

    phobos2077 Vault Dweller
    Modder

    730
    Apr 24, 2010
    See some good activity in the repo. Is it just me or this project is kicking off? We are a few PR's away from being able to run most mods...
     
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  14. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj It Wandered In From the Wastes

    142
    Apr 30, 2007
    just getting news on nma again, github has an update as of oct
     
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  15. FatMerc

    FatMerc First time out of the vault

    66
    Feb 18, 2020
    Isn’t Arcanum infinity engine? Like Baldur’s Gate, just evolved?
     
  16. The_Proletarian

    The_Proletarian Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    It's Troikas own engine. It was later used in ToEE. Brian Fargo didn't allow Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky to use anything from Interplay when they broke off to form Troika.
     
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