User talk:Garry Newman

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Soundcaches

I think I just worked out one of the reasons behind GM's long load times: it's got a huge soundcache to build for each map. It's got to load each sound file, take the first second of it, then build it into a .cache. If you worked out how to add common sounds to the _sharedprecache file I reckon it might cut down on the amount of work that has to be done for the induvidual map caches, which are currently in the region of 30MB! --TomEdwards 08:27, 26 Nov 2005 (PST)

I'm not sure what that means but I'll delve into it this weekend. :/ --Garry Newman 03:25, 29 Nov 2005 (PST)

I think copying Half-Life 2's _sharedprecache into the GM soundcache folder would do it. --TomEdwards 00:01, 3 Dec 2005 (PST)
In fact yes, it does do it. Copying all three of the underscored soundcaches from HL2 to gmod slashed gm_construct's soundcache from 18.7MB to 800KB! --TomEdwards 00:21, 3 Dec 2005 (PST)

Wow - I'll see what I can do then. --Garry Newman 02:20, 3 Dec 2005 (PST)

Bloom

In older versions of GM (Around the time bloom was first added), bloom was supported on older cards (DirectX 8). Why was it removed or made DirectX 9 only in GM 9? I don't think it ever was? --Garry Newman 02:19, 3 Dec 2005 (PST)


Hi i need your help with a simple prob 10 minute projet,if you wanna help msn me @ laura_davidson_52@hotmail.com thanks

Hey garry, mind giving a bit of help?

Hey Garry. I am a huge fan of your work and I will be buying Gmod over steam when it is released! However, I have two questions that you could help me with for my own coop mod. How did you get the NPC's to bleed, and how did you get the scripted sequences working. The latter I haven't done much work on at all and i imagine it's complex, but making the NPC's bleed should be fairly simple. It would be SOOO much help if you could just tell me the function(s) I need to change. I bow down to you, kissing your blessed feet, begging you to point me in the right direction (for the blood at least). I haven't explored the scripted stuff much, so at least help me with the blood problem.

You are a god, a master of the trade, and I am a young tradesman, pleading for wisdom. --General Eskimo (generaleskimo@gmail.com)