improvements page (Wishlist)

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eep

Jan 21, 2001, 2:52am
For those who may not know, there's an AW improvements web page at http://tnlc.com/eep/aw/improve.html which has many common AW wishes and many you've probably never thought of. I am actually amazed AWCI seems to be implementing some of them. Let's hope the momentum continues after AW 3.1...

myrth

Jan 21, 2001, 3:41am
Word on the street.rwx (hehe, I'm witty!) is that 3.2 will be geared mainly
towards getting AW onto NT 4.0...

I hope they add the new commands into RWX and improve rotate.

-Myrth

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eep

Jan 21, 2001, 6:56am
Yet another poor direction decision, if true. Cross-platform support should come AFTER getting AW up to speed as a multi-user level editor (which it basically is). Why doesn't Roland put in what MANY people want: to not be automatically visible when logging onto AW. Why doesn't he make movement controls customizable? Why doesn't he make the font/screen colors customizable? Why doesn't he make the toolbar customizable? Why doesn't he make AW remember the custom world background colors after AW closes? Why doesn't he make AW not reset the downloaded sounds/picture sizes to 100K if unchecked and the dialog closed? Why doesn't he fix all the annoying BUGS in AW before yet again taking AW off into a direction MOST people couldn't give a shit about? This is why he doesn't deserve to be AW's lead programmer: he CONTINUALLY proves he cannot make good design/direction decisions.

There have been bugs in AW ever since I found it that are STILL not fixed. There are still MANY bugs just from AW3 that still need fixing. Roland needs to learn how to do floating point calculations correctly so all those damn gaps/seams stop appearing and avatars don't jerk so much when turning and moving in STRAIGHT lines far away from GZ, for example. I can go on and on about how much AW needs to be FIXED before it adds cross-platform support--even to NT.

Ah, yes, but I'm sure it's some "big money" uniserver customer who wants NT support, so AWCI would rather get on their hands and knees to cater to THEIR wishes than those of the people who actually MATTER to AW's community and future. This is why Rick and JP don't deserve to be running AW. They simply do not know who are the more important customers and who they should be developing AW for.

[View Quote] > Word on the street.rwx (hehe, I'm witty!) is that 3.2 will be geared mainly
> towards getting AW onto NT 4.0...
>
> I hope they add the new commands into RWX and improve rotate.
>
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myrth

Jan 21, 2001, 6:59am
Why? Because of management, they tell him what to do.

Aren't most of 3.1's features a result of Young Shamus' playing around?

-Myrth

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aasmund1

Jan 21, 2001, 10:23am
AW 3.2 will also support hardware T&L, which is a feature a lot of people (should) care about. Specially since everyone goes around bragging they have a geforce even though this currently doesn't give any framerate boost in AW.

[View Quote] > Yet another poor direction decision, if true. Cross-platform support should come AFTER getting AW up to speed as a multi-user level editor (which it basically is). Why doesn't Roland put in what MANY people want: to not be automatically visible when logging onto AW. Why doesn't he make movement controls customizable? Why doesn't he make the font/screen colors customizable? Why doesn't he make the toolbar customizable? Why doesn't he make AW remember the custom world background colors after AW closes? Why doesn't he make AW not reset the downloaded sounds/picture sizes to 100K if unchecked and the dialog closed? Why doesn't he fix all the annoying BUGS in AW before yet again taking AW off into a direction MOST people couldn't give a shit about? This is why he doesn't deserve to be AW's lead programmer: he CONTINUALLY proves he cannot make good design/direction decisions.
>
> There have been bugs in AW ever since I found it that are STILL not fixed. There are still MANY bugs just from AW3 that still need fixing. Roland needs to learn how to do floating point calculations correctly so all those damn gaps/seams stop appearing and avatars don't jerk so much when turning and moving in STRAIGHT lines far away from GZ, for example. I can go on and on about how much AW needs to be FIXED before it adds cross-platform support--even to NT.
>
> Ah, yes, but I'm sure it's some "big money" uniserver customer who wants NT support, so AWCI would rather get on their hands and knees to cater to THEIR wishes than those of the people who actually MATTER to AW's community and future. This is why Rick and JP don't deserve to be running AW. They simply do not know who are the more important customers and who they should be developing AW for.
>
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john viper

Jan 21, 2001, 8:19pm
Good lord, most of those things could be done without ever even looking at the code except for maybe
a few minutes...

I tell you what I want to see... er well I will put it this way. If Roland is going to add Rotate
and Move, then he needs to completely re-write the collision detection to make it worth it. Also,
if he is going to add point-based lighting, then there is a massive need for SHADOW support.
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derk

Jan 29, 2001, 5:20pm
My word you are angry aren't you...

I have read you post and I agree wholeheartedly with all your assertions but
one. And it is this one that will keep you angry and nobody interested in
what you have to say. There is never ever a need to personally attack
anyone, you can still be right without all the personal stuff and you would
be happier as well.

Instead your points are lost in the constant barrage of attack on
individuals...

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eep

Jan 30, 2001, 1:49pm
[View Quote] > My word you are angry aren't you...

Der, gee, George, ya think? Golly...

> I have read you post and I agree wholeheartedly with all your assertions but
> one. And it is this one that will keep you angry and nobody interested in
> what you have to say. There is never ever a need to personally attack
> anyone, you can still be right without all the personal stuff and you would
> be happier as well.
>
> Instead your points are lost in the constant barrage of attack on
> individuals...

How can I focus ONLY on the problems without laying blame to the person/people causing them in the first place? If AWCI wasn't so incompetent I wouldn't HAVE to complain so much.

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derk

Jan 31, 2001, 1:14pm
[View Quote] Are you really ASKING me or is this just another of you whining small minded
posts..?

If you are asking then perhaps you might try looking at the concept of
"blame". Of what
earthly good is it? How can laying blame help anyone when all it really does
is hurt and
antagonize others.

And further, what makes your point of view "right" and Roland's wrong? I am
not defending
him (he doesn't need my defense) Roland already has the authority. You my
friend have the
problem. Equally tho, I'm not attacking you. It is said that "the best
defense is no defense"
so my suggestion is that you are right, only the way you are going about it
is defeating you.

If you leave out the personal stuff - insults and character attacks - your
ideas on there own
will carry the weight need to bring about change. Of course it will be slow
but it will be
change whereas with your present modality all that will happen will be that
in the main you
will gain the disrespect of those around you and at best you will be
included in a small fringe
cult of the same elk.

You want a revolution so look to the great revolutionaries for inspiration -
Nelson Mandela,
Gandi, the Beetles, to name a few, never attacked the enemy - THAT WAS THEIR
STRENGTH -

If you believe in yourself and the pursuit of you goal and you don't want
defeat then walk
boldly into the enemies camp with your arms outstretched in an offering of
peace... Hey, in
your lifetime wars have been won, governments have fallen, and whole systems
of thought
have be swayed to the opposite of what they were using the single principal
of peaceful non-
aggression.

Be you not mistaken friend, you are asking for revolution - that is not the
point here tho.
The point is do you want to win the revolution or not?

'People will not remember you for what you say or do but for how you made
them feel'


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