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Voting ends on the 14th of September 2018.
Do we need a time machine? :=

For the channel values got resetting, (unless things have changed) AGS can only use colour values in the 16-bit space (even if the game is set up to be 32-bit), so that all the colour channel values would be snapped to the 16-bit range, i.e. you cannot use precise 32-bit values for raw-drawing and speeches, etc., and only approximate values can be used.

Also, the colours for the lower indices(couldn't remember how many, probably #0-16 or #0-20) are also hard-coded, overriding the "correct" colours(as far as I remember, the "pure" blues) in 16 or 32-bit modes, so you cannot get accurate pure blue colours. A workaround is to add some slight red and green to the other two channels.

Personally I wouldn't mind dumping the CHM file in favour of loose html pages or other more accessible formats(I think the CHM format is becoming obsolete and there are still people having permission problems viewing such files, etc. right?).
However, I strongly disagree to have the manual online only. If the editor could still be used without the system being online(I think? unless things had changed recently) why would the manual be online only? Some computers aren't always connected to the web for various reasons.

The Rumpus Room / Re: I'm back. What did I miss?
« on: 20 Aug 2018, 14:25 »
Well, you miss the grand festival where we ate all the cows, and we're not having enough!
One more energetic cow! Just one more!

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 17 Aug 2018, 06:38 »
I think there are already many instances of cropped screenshots (most of the time removing the HUD, but sometimes even leaving only a small command icon) or even edited ones in some other ways (such as removing the player character)?
I find it perfectly okay to crop the screenshots when they're too obvious.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 17 Aug 2018, 02:45 »
No, but as dayowlron mentioned guessing Tetris is on the right track, as these games are quite closely related.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 16 Aug 2018, 17:22 »
I know what this is and I even made a custom graphics set for it BiTD, so I'd rather not spoil it.

The Rumpus Room / Re: What's on TV?
« on: 16 Aug 2018, 06:28 »
Twilight Zone?

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 09 Aug 2018, 03:00 »
As I just had my round, I'll leave this for someone else to steal.
If no one starts a new round, I may try to post something later.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 08 Aug 2018, 17:42 »
Never played it but the art style looked similar to what I saw in screenshots. 

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 08 Aug 2018, 01:58 »
Chrille got it!
Yeah of course it is Captain Goodnight.
It's a pity this game was kind of obscure, considering how diverse its gameplay was. Maybe being too hard (I never beat it) and not ported to other systems(I think) are part of the reasons few people heard of it.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 06 Aug 2018, 18:20 »
No. I think it's not based on any pre-existing franchise, I think at least.
It's midnight here so I may post another shot tomorrow.
(Wasn't quite active in the past few days but my home system always shut down after a few minutes of activities, probably due to overheating in the hot summer. I've just cleaned the dust in the internal fans(especially the CPU one) and it seems to do the trick.)

Here it is.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 06 Aug 2018, 02:11 »

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 03 Aug 2018, 03:24 »
Considering it's an Apple ][ games in the 80s, yes.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 01 Aug 2018, 02:14 »
This is not just a shooter.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 31 Jul 2018, 15:28 »

I think this is a bit obscure but I used to play it a lot and it's an insanely difficult game!

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 31 Jul 2018, 06:34 »
Heh I was too lazy to look up the name again, so I think josiah got this one!

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 31 Jul 2018, 02:14 »
Hmmm no idea, but judging from the (fantasy?) setting it may be one of those text adventures Roberta Williams made before making KQ1.
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Ah well. Indeed it is. It is The Wizard and the Princess, the second game in the Hi-Res Adventure series(the first being Mystery House). Checking for games created by Roberta Williams before KQ1 in mobygames gave the answer immediately. I hope this is not cheating.

AFAIK AGS doesn't support Unicode or font with character indices > 255 yet, so there is no easy way to have genuine CJK support. There are workarounds, but for translating a game already in another language to Chinese it may not worth it ATM.

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