for your detailed reply. While I know it wasn't directed exclusively at me, it does contain a good number of explanations I wasn't really expecting in such level of detail. May I say you indeed rock, man ...
I was indeed suspecting that the timeouts I've got were irrelevant, and your explanation is a concise account of what REALLY happened and adds meaning to my simple 'suspicion'. I'm a wiser man now.
As to my 'adding commands', this was not a cause for my timeouts (for the moment, at least). They were already commented out when those happened, so no effect here other than increasing line numbers.
But your emphasized disclaimer about modifications and support tell me I should be a bit more cautious over something I'm currently preparing, as I explain below.
I'm currently in the process of tweaking the
' elements of the hud, and taking some screenshots to illustrate the results (as they appear on my particular monitor). I would
, next, post in this thread both the snippets and the shots - I've noticed that some forum members are interested in tweaking these elements on other HUDs, and that they feel somewhat intimidated in attempting that, so I would expect to be a bit helpful in that area.
Now I'm left wondering if perhaps it wouldn't be actually better for both of us if I create a separate thread
for that - starting with an emphasized quote of your disclaimer
from the post above and also adding, certainly, my own disclaimer
. I would then just post briefly in this thread here, with a link to that new thread.
While the 'separate thread' idea is somewhat against the concept of concentrating related stuff into a single thread, OTOH it definitely helps to spell out for everyone who is responsible (or rather not responsible at all) for what. So I'd like to follow whatever path feels most comfortable to both of us, as well as remaining still interesting to all the forum readers. So your comments on this idea of mine would be welcome.
Regarding your statement about the need to improve performance
on your HUD, I have noticed that the frame transitions within the HUD seem all to be smooth and not a performance hit at all on my slow machine... while its Commander trods more like a sloth than a hummingbird
so would not be much prone to noticing. Anyways, while I did a sheer number of launches and restarts with the Chupacabra HUD I haven't actually taken it to a REAL battleground yet. But I suspect that the pre-tweak version of the Caddy's DCN (aka RepairBots) was a much heavier performance hit than your HUD... and I had been playing happily with that for months.
Cheers and thx again