Garry’s posted some things on his blog, that inevitably are going to lead to GMod’s demise. He posted such things as ‘making console friendly’ and ‘how mad would everyone be if i broke spawnlists’.
Is there any way to back up gmod in the current state it’s in and be able to run it in the future? Obviously won’t work in mp, but just to keep the game in a playable state.
Garry nearly killed gmod with the ep2 engine (if you disagree, then you weren’t around in those times). He constantly does nothing but shit on the builders, which are at lest over half the percentage of players in gmod (look at the gmod server list). He wants to completely fuck over the game just to add some shiny models from portal 2, just like with the orange box.
I mean no disrespect in this post- I’m just stating my opinion that Garry is repeating the past and is turning into a typical greedy game developer, caring only of money, and not of the community.
ps, to lay in detail of the so called destruction of gmod when the ep2 engine came, here’s some things that were introduced:
-Capping of server net capability (rate, cmdrate and updaterate were capped by valve on garry’s request to 30,000, which is insufficient. normal rates could be run as high as 85,000. this rate is what causes you to lag by network means and is what makes contraptions jerk around under lag.
-RSO, or reliable snaphsot (yes snaphsot) overflow, or when a player joins, and is sent all entity information at once, which will cause the client to crash when too many props/entities are present (around 400 props). Instead of actually fixing it by a means of progressive data transmission, he made it worse.
-Instability (not to say it wasn’t stable before, it’s better now than it was after the patch)
-General performance reduction. Servers cannot handle as much as they could before because of the memory and network capping. If you know about building, back then servers could handle multiple 1,000+ constraint, all welded moving contraptions with little lag. Now GMod can barely support multiple 150 constraint, parented moving contraptions.
I have played this game for many, many years, and played every spectrum of it, and I am watching the game die.
I forgot to mention that garry has issues- despite the fact that people paid money for the game, if you throttle him on any subject, he will simply respond as “well if you keep on about it, I won’t do anything.” Refer to his title to back this up.
I will try to talk with some somethingawful members to get more information.
[editline]3rd August 2011[/editline]
either that or he’s trolling