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sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

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Posted: May 18, 2019 02:32 PM    Msg. 1 of 10       
This thread is to discuss the documentation of technical and lore terminology, favoring that used by the stock Halo programs halo.exe, haloce.exe, guerilla.exe, tool.exe, and sapien.exe, and their maps.

gametype or game type vs game mode vs game engine vs game

  • Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, Slayer, Oddball, and Race are game modes.
  • CTF, Juggernaut, Reverse Tag, Team Slayer, and Classic Phantoms are examples of game types.
  • New001 is the initial name for a custom game type.
  • Blam! is a game engine.
  • Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 are games (game titles).
  • Halo is a game franchise.
  • Bloodgulch on CTF is a multiplayer match (named after its map and game type settings).

SAPP configurations are currently using the opposite nomenclature: game mode means custom game type, and gametype means CTF, Slayer, KOTH, Oddball, and Race.

Halo's UI combines game type into gametype. Gametype is not a word, so go with game type in writing, and you can use gametype in technical things like executable launch arguments.

multiplayer vs multi player vs multi-player
singleplayer vs single player vs single-player

Multi- is a prefix, not a separate word. Thus, as adjectives, use multi-player and single-player. When the hyphen and a replacement underscore are not allowed, use multiplayer and single player; "single player" out of context can be confused as adjective noun rather than adjective. In .scenario tags, the HEK uses solo, multiplayer, and main menu.


Edited by sparky on May 18, 2019 at 03:13 PM


Tachikoma
Joined: Oct 13, 2018

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Posted: May 18, 2019 06:23 PM    Msg. 2 of 10       
Do you think we're idiots?


SBB_Michelle
Joined: Nov 4, 2015

This site brings me pain.


Posted: May 18, 2019 07:13 PM    Msg. 3 of 10       
Are you on drugs?


sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

Jesus is a friend to the vindictive sociopath


Posted: May 19, 2019 04:05 AM    Msg. 4 of 10       
Offhand, does anyone know what "playlist" means among these options? I think perhaps it is a list of the available game types.

block                game data inputs
{
Name: game_data_input_references_block
Max Chunks: 64
Chunk Size: 36
Max Chunks x Chunk Size: 2304
Chunk Definition Offset: 0x5c23c0
{
enum function
{
NULL
player settings menu update desc
unused
playlist settings menu update desc
gametype select menu update desc
multiplayer type menu update desc
solo level select update
difficulty menu update desc
build number (textbox only)
server list update
network pregame status update
splitscreen pregame status update
net/splitscreen prejoin players
mp profile list update
3wide player profile list update
plyr prof edit-select menu upd8
player profile small menu update
game settings lists text update
solo game objective text
color picker update
game settings lists pic update
main menu fake animate
mp level select update
get active plyr profile name
get edit plyr profile name
get edit game settings name
get active plyr profile color
mp set textbox map name
mp set textbox game ruleset
mp set textbox teams noteams
mp set textbox score limit
mp set textbox score limit type
mp set bitmap for map
mp set bitmap for ruleset
mp set textbox # of players
mp edit profile set rule text
system link status check
mp game directions
teams/no teams bitmap update
warn if diff. will nuke saved game
dim if no net cable
pause game set textbox inverted
dim unless two controllers
controls update menu
video menu update
gamespy screen update
common button bar update
gamepad update menu
server settings update
audio_menu_update
mp prof vehicles update
solo map list update
mp map list update
gt select list update
gt edit list update
load game list update
checking for updates
direct ip connect update
network settings update
}
pad[2]
pad[32]
}
}


It is notably at the bottom of globals.globals, but perhaps it is an unfinished feature:
block                playlist members
{
Name: playlist_autogenerate_choice_block
Max Chunks: 20
Chunk Size: 148
Max Chunks x Chunk Size: 2960
Chunk Definition Offset: 0x5d1ae8
{
string map name
string game variant
long_integer minimum experience
long_integer maximum experience
long_integer minimum player count
long_integer maximum player count
long_integer rating
pad[64]
}
}


By the options, it seems like it has something to do with online matchmaking. Is there, or was there, maybe using Gamespy, online matchmaking that used playlists and rankings? Halo 2 had something like that with Xbox Live.

Edited by sparky on May 19, 2019 at 04:11 AM


DeadHamster
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Posted: May 19, 2019 04:21 AM    Msg. 5 of 10       
Yeah it was never actually completed. There was one reflexive put in the globals pointing to carousel via a stringpath with \\ escape characters.

levels\\test\\carousel\\carouse


That's not a typo, the 'l' is missing. 10 minimum experience, ranking 100, 1-16 for player counts.

Seems during development they knew about Xbox Live and were originally planning on structuring the game around it, but then quickly heard that the service wouldn't be available at launch or shortly after and so wouldn't realistically be able to incorporate anything for it that far ahead.

Or maybe not. Who cares.


sparky
Joined: Jun 27, 2009

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Posted: May 19, 2019 07:33 AM    Msg. 6 of 10       
Quote: --- Original message by: Tachikoma
Do you think we're idiots?


If I had considered anyone on this forum to be an idiot, I would not have posted my words here. But the tone of your question... Do you need peace? "I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace." (John 16:33).


Spartan314
Joined: Aug 21, 2010

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Posted: May 21, 2019 07:08 AM    Msg. 7 of 10       
Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
Quote: --- Original message by: Tachikoma
Do you think we're idiots?

If I had considered anyone on this forum to be an idiot, I would not have posted my words here. But the tone of your question... Do you need peace? "I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace." (John 16:33).

I don't mean to intrude...
but posting bible verses online on a video game forum is most certainly not the most efficient method of granting somebody peace


il Duce Primo
Joined: Apr 22, 2007

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Posted: May 21, 2019 07:55 AM    Msg. 8 of 10       
Thanks for clearing this up for me. So much confusion about these terms.


Tachikoma
Joined: Oct 13, 2018

Mobile Suit enthusiast


Posted: May 21, 2019 09:34 AM    Msg. 9 of 10       
Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
Quote: --- Original message by: Tachikoma
Do you think we're idiots?


If I had considered anyone on this forum to be an idiot, I would not have posted my words here. But the tone of your question... Do you need peace? "I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace." (John 16:33).


Maybe you wouldn't mind if I posted your words here then, since you admitted to me that anyone that isn't as bonkers as you deserves to die right in your discord server.





I fear the day I turn on the nightly news and find out what you did.
Edited by Tachikoma on May 21, 2019 at 10:17 AM


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Posted: May 22, 2019 06:15 AM    Msg. 10 of 10       
Leviticus11:20-22

20 “‘All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be regarded as unclean by you. 21 There are, however, some flying insects that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground. 22 Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or grasshopper.




SPARKY, you are the dumbestt and worthless peace of cra# of the halo community.

 

 
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