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  1. The compiler is smart enough to change it to Z >> 2; Regardless div and mul differs by around 6 cycles or something. Its not really an issue considering a cache miss has a higher penalty.
  2. The age franchises has a habit of making it seem like things are good looking by making them super bright and cartoony. They did it with AoE3 and now with 4 as well. What I really want is for BHG to make a new version of RoN, but that's kinda hard when BHG hasn't existed for years and the IP is back in the hands of Microsoft. Then again, maybe don't touch it again and @#$% it up.
  3. I honestly don't think so considering that 0AD has not really brought much groundbreaking innovation into the RTS genre. Aside from citizen soldiers there is a parallel to be found in prior RTS games for almost everything. Also, Holy Roman Empire has nothing to do with Romans. They just called themselves that to sound cool.
  4. It's pretty big in the game dev industry, not so much in everything else. If you have worked with any of the third party engines, you would have definitely came across those as stuff like git has no support or wonky support. Surprisingly, Unreal engine offers perforce and SVN instead of perforce and plastic as in the case with Unity. CRY has just perforce. All in all, Perforce is the git of game dev I guess. However, these are primarily designed with non-programming game devs, mostly artists, in mind. And honestly, personally, I find git to be more intuitive.
  5. Alternatively import it into perforce or plastic, both proprietary versioning systems catering to game development primarily. So, I suppose what to keep and what not to keep is the question here. I would guess ./binaries doesn't belong in source code anyhow.
  6. Not that I am a proponent of any such thing, but when I used to play, the starting sequence literally takes 1 to 2.5 seconds on average.
  7. I assume it would be more like RoN or something where initial citizens start the game already working as opposed to standing there.
  8. I think the bug exists elsewhere as well. And the case of green stripes was a quite recent introduction, which came from an Intel driver update at least on my machine. Its usually just a case of blurry and stretched graphics and the SDL2 window being small enough to not even fit the main menu buttons. Also, I looked at the old commit, and I apparently came to the conclusion of using exclusive full screen (I recall saying the game already uses it somewhere here recently, which is wrong), which bypasses windows scaling stuff completely, or using this flag which means the resolutions reported by SDL2 are actually correct.
  9. I read that page back when trying to get rid of the stripes, I recall there being two flags, with one being recently introduced. Premake uses the recent one iirc. The win API has a fallback function which I think is supported in earlier versions.
  10. Regarding the manifest, it was and is always the intention from Microsoft, that everything be done on visual studio. When you tell premake to output solutions and project files, it's pretty nice to work with. Essentially, just tick boxes. Premake itself has all functions to setup the config. I am not sure the alternatives for premake are that much better to be honest, not that premake itself isn't weird.
  11. Probably due to exclusive full screen usage. But I think if the proper audio devices are selected instead of letting SDL implicitly pick one would fix it. There was also a weird bug in hidpi monitors due to the game still using exclusive full screen.
  12. Bonus point that elections are directly tied to how the state enterprises performs. Your adminstration didn't develop the hospitals, well good luck winning the next election. Private companies has profit motive to remain better, state enterprises have political incentive to keep investing. Like all good things, this probably won't last. Just need someone willing to sell out their country to ruin it all.
  13. Public goods cannot be provided through a profit motive. By definition, you would incur a loss on such a venture. Aside from the most hardcore ancaps, no one wants to pay that much toll just to drive around. Also, for things like healthcare and education, you would always need state run competition if only to maintain a baseline of consumer expectation. Private companies need to go above and beyond that to turn a profit and you can't really bankrupt state enterprises. The objective is to not dominate, it's to provide a decent minimum quality. Competition is always good even if taxes pay for it. Also, I myself live under pretty extensive social democracy, I am not an opponent of the system. But it is only sustainable because of a thriving private sector who pays for it. Like most people, I also am extremely amazed that you can't call an ambulance in some places without going bankrupt. Or have healthcare so tangled with insurance which also is for some reason tied to employment.
  14. 116806_IvhO_The+State+of+Education_Hfst1_TG.pdf, whats your thoughts on this report? I don't live in the Netherlands, so I don't have enough information to reach a conclusion.
  15. Assuming you don't mean control as in regulation, and as in control. It really is not. Across the board, in different industries, the private sector is out competing nationalised firms where I am. And I haven't really seen the other way around except when the state impose an invincible monopoly in which case, the consumers are the ones who lose. Energy, logistics, health care and even education. State enterprises just couldn't keep up with the private sector. These days, most of those firms are changed to public limiteds with majority government share with like 50 percent in private individuals. Power corrupts. And bureaucrats are just tools for the highest bidder. Most communist induced famines were caused by bureaucrats not reporting correct statistics which lead to catastrophic misallocations. The consequences aren't as dire when you bribe customs to bring in huge quantities of taxable goods without paying a dime.
  16. Authoritarian regimes usually last for three to four successors before being reformed. Same as Gorbachev, someone would reform away to a more moderate socio-economic model. Collapse of the system as a whole is unlikely as that would need a significant loss in living quality like one induced by economic collapse. Also, the country is not exactly Orwellian as most media would claim. Asia as a whole aside from a few exceptions has a very collectivist outlook on society, and individualism is not really a thing in most places to the degree of places like the US. So, Chinese and most Asians don't really see a problem by a missing laissez-faire capitalistic mode. The Soviet Union was much more fragmented with different cultures that have different outlooks on society. The Kulaks were basically living a "Little House on the Prairie" kind of a lifestyle.
  17. I guess this is the actual study. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/10/eaay5478 . Sensationalized, but if the whole arsenal is detonated, then yes, that is likely. But 250 nukes with 100+ kilotons is not a limited exchange. I am not sure if armed and ready to go missiles exceeds a few dozens. The authors equalized estimated war heads with weapons. Couldn't find the billion figure, but nuclear induced cooling would probably kill a lot I guess. And who knows, maybe people are actually dumb enough. Posadism was an unironical thing too.
  18. A 100 conventional wars will kill a whole lot more people than a localized nuclear exchange. If Islamabad and New Delhi got vaporized, the world will be shocked, but it would eventually move on. No nation would be dumb enough to pick a side and risk getting annihilated for pointless wars. We still got some time for the truly desperate resource wars, which on the other hand would be an incredible firework show when viewed from space.
  19. It also conveniently ignores post nuclear warfare. Weapons of mass destruction enforces global peace through the premise of mutually assured destruction. The world has never seen more peaceful times relatively speaking. Proponents of nuclear disarmament are incredibly naive to even suggest that the world will be a better place without nukes and where conventional warfare is a viable option again. There won't ever be a war between major nations again until missile shields are developed.
  20. Some of you have never lived under authoritarianism and it shows.
  21. I haven't taken a close look at it, but from an in game perspective, not really. I guess that's a bluefin but compared to human models, those are kinda out of proportion. Although, at this point, this is nothing more than nitpicking. Also might be because I see most species up close quite often so irregularities are amplified.
  22. I meant more as in all current maps depicts relevant locations and all maps currently featuring tuna are geographically inaccurate.
  23. A jumping tuna is more likely than a stationary tuna given that they need to swim continuously at quite high speeds to literally survive. The model doesn't look like a tuna, so might as well just rename it to generic fish. Especially considering that none of the civs live somewhere close to where Tuna fisheries is aside from Maurya and Kushite. That is of course assuming the objection is due to realism.
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