Road to Live Release (archive)

Discussion in 'Development News' started by RHY3756547, Aug 7, 2015.

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  1. jkjoebo

    jkjoebo Member

    im happy to see chat history.. ie join and leave messages
    right now really dont need window with 8 ppl to scroll tho to see whos here
    mega host with 30+ on a lot would be nice end feature
  2. Tori Sim

    Tori Sim Active Member

    Wow you guys! :D:D:D I love to see the updates and progress!! Awesome work!!! :cool::cool::p:D:D
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  3. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

  4. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    FreeSO. Bringing multiple floors from Sims 2 Nightlife onward and now multi level pools from Sims 4.
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  5. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Advanced pool building rules are a little while off, right now you can build and place objects below pools...
  6. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

  7. Noel

    Noel Member

    This may seem like a huge longshot but would it be possible to import expansion pack objects and careers from The Sims 1 Complete Collection into the Sims Online? (After release) personally I would love to explore a "magic town" with a bunch of other sims and performing magic with others. Obviously this would be highly complex and Im not expecting a yes but that would be amazing to explore :) other than that amazing progress on the game as of this far
  8. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    With FSO's development environment (FSO.IDE), it might be possible.
  9. AquilaSim

    AquilaSim Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Like we have said to zero35... no, that not possible cause it would be a violation of copyright...
  10. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    It would be possible if we added the requirement of owning The Sims Complete Collection, however that would leave out a ton of people who haven't bought a 12 year old game.. Not that it's impossible, it just won't happen on official servers.
  11. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    Like I said, it'd be easier to convert TS1 objects to TSO, similar to what people have done porting TSO objects to TS1, now that we have your IDE.
  12. Nemmeron

    Nemmeron Member

    Look! It's @Offredo95 at first position :p
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  13. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

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    I've completed initial work on the PIFF patch format. This allows us to patch any object in the game with modifications made in the IDE! Right now this only extends to string and tree resources, but soon you will be able to modify basically all chunk types! Above is an example of one such completely useful object modification which was saved to a .piff and automatically reloaded the next time the game was started.

    We'll be able to use this to fix bugs with certain objects (such as those you might see in the Terrain Tool which have broken code references or bad strings), add complex features to existing objects and clone existing objects while changing graphics or code (eg. a folded chair reskin that can be picked up by a sim, the limit is really your imagination!) All of this without redistributing any of the original resource, thus all modifications are safe from copyright violations.

    Saving to iff directly works too, of course, though I have not set up a way to load arbitrary standalone iffs yet.

    The patches themselves use a dynamic programming Longest Common Subsequence algorithm to determine a sequence of add/remove changes to get from one file to another. This algorithm unfortunately has space complexity of O(n^2), so I had to split the difference calculations into individual blocks of size 1kb. (squared that still uses 1MB RAM to run!) I'll look into whether this causes any issues or can be better circumvented in future.

    The work won't appear on GitHub until pools are stable.
  14. Marvin732

    Marvin732 Active Member

    NICE
    When FreeSO gets released, i make sure i play 24/7 ^^
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  15. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

  16. AquilaSim

    AquilaSim Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Wow... as a true geek. ;)
  17. Tori Sim

    Tori Sim Active Member

    I hear ya, back in the day, I played until the sun came up LOL Good thing I was not working then :p :D
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  18. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

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    A format like this that can be freely exchanged but has a tone of potential deserves it's own logo. It's simple but I think it has some character to it.
  19. Marvin732

    Marvin732 Active Member

    The is the best MMO out there, and the best on it , is that it is A Sims Online game :D
    Because no one could create such a great MMO Social Game like The Sims, i wish, they wouldn't shut down TSO in 2008 ...
  20. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Unfortunately, the animations for the pool slide are not available. To stop it from hilariously freezing the game, it's going to be patched to be useless.
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