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Started by BRPXQZME, January 11, 2014, 09:01:43 PM
Quote from: Bregalad on January 12, 2014, 04:35:35 PMin fact plain old vanilly Huffman is probably the most complex to decode of the set.
QuoteSeveral games I know of don't even start decompressing until you press the button to talk to a specific person. It will then decompress a block of text and string count (or pointer offset count) through it to a specific string. In these types of games, you need it to be relatively fast or you'll notice the delays. Obviously other games decompress the block ahead of time and the speed of decompression is of much lesser concern.
QuoteFirst, most games of that era nearly always have the script broken down into small chunks or areas.
Quote from: Pennywise on January 13, 2014, 11:29:57 AMBRP, did you have a misplaced childhood?
Quote from: Nightcrawler on January 13, 2014, 06:53:29 PMThat's not how it works in these cases though. You're not decoding just a single symbol in many of these types of games. These games decompress the *entire* block first, *then* parse or reiterate through the entire block *again* to find the string they want.
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