"Don’t worry, there’s only a couple hundred thousand lines of code to fix."
August 10, 2012 10:09 AM Subscribe
posted by SpacemanStix (60 comments total)
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has a pretty good reputation
among the gaming community. So what happens when you try to enhance
a decade-old game to PC, Mac, iOS, and Android for the current generation? (previously)
“Does the word horror mean anything to you?” Oster asked
“'I’ve been going through the user interface code a lot lately, and I’ve found just a ton of duplicates and references to the same pieces of art. So literally it’s the same piece of art that will appear 10, 15 times. And you’re not sure which version of it is being used by which file.'
Overhaul tried to retain as much code as they could, at least initially. That proved to be a headache, and Oster opted for more drastic measures. 'I’ve been taking the kind of nuclear weapon approach to it, which is if you kill them all, then whatever’s left, that’s the one you deal with,' he said."
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