Would you choose 4 Player or Rumble support?

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Would you choose 4 Player or Rumble support?

Post by Kirby2000 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:21 pm

My 4 player code is already done, I have not been able to release the DC port yet as I cannot get port 3 to work, just ports 1,2, & 4.

After a quick discussion with Roel, Beats of Rage programmer, its come to my attention that the original Beats of Rage supports all 4 dreamcast pads (though only two players).

However the Rumble pack version that OpenBOR is compiled with seems to only support pads one and two (and pad 4 with a hack, but not pad 3).

I'm not sure if this is the pad code or the compiler used in the toolchain, but if it came to the crunch, would you guys be willing to give up rumble support (at least temporarily) to allow 4 players?
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Post by Sir Savant » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:30 pm

Yes. Because in the long run, rumble will be fixed into four-player mode.

And I need a fully-functional four-player BOR before I mod it. :) . Rumble code will probably be integrated later at a certain date anyways.
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Post by OldSkoolGamer » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:36 pm

I agree with Sir Savant.

I'm a big fan of rumbling, and I never get much chance to play any game with more than 2 people. Still, as long as rumbling is eventually going to be put in the four player version, I would say to go with working on four player.
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Post by DCmad » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:54 pm

And could you just implement the rumble function on you 4P functional code, rather than hack 4P in the rumble source?

BTW, i don't have a Purupuru Pack, so i'd say: Go for fully 4 player skirmish :D
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Post by InsaneDavid » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:08 am

I've never cared for the DC rumble accessory (kills the controller balance) so 4 players all the way.
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Post by Vlame » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:28 am

4 players please! :)
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Post by Juan » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:46 pm

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Post by Kirby2000 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:33 pm

The reason I ask is that before, I released a version of OpenBOR without rumble support and immediately got a bunch of people complaining about the lack of it.

I'm not 100% on this yet, I need to verify this tomorrow, but I believe the modifications made to BOR to allow the rumble pack actually broke the reading of the pad 3 and 4, so its quite possible it may never return. I'd like to think that once I have the 4 pads working again as they did in original BOR then I should be able to reinstate it, but I'm working with someone else (Neil Corlett's) code and my DC programming skills aren't as sharp as they are for DOS/Windows.

On the plus side, I finally retreived my DC and 4 pads from my parents house back in the country so I can test code myself now instead of sending it over the net to whoever is awake at the time. Hopefully I should be able to report back to you guys tomorrow with good news.
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Post by djray » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:19 am

4 players!!! b/c no one owns a rumble pack!!

*actually* this is a DC board... so some people do own it, but still 4 players is better than some cheesy vibrations in your hands!! lol
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Post by Vlame » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:01 am

I know I own at least 6 rumble packs, but it would be good for more people to play at once than to have a little shakin' goin' on.
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