Re: [stella] time to stick me with a fork?

Subject: Re: [stella] time to stick me with a fork?
From: Erik Mooney <erik@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 02:55:30 -0500
>I finally have a "release candidate" for JoustPong!

It might be a bit late, but one bug and one suggestion:

When you're sitting on the bottom, sometimes flapping doesn't have any
effect.  The wing flaps, but the paddle doesn't move.  I couldn't figure
out any pattern as to when exactly it happened.  Flapping again always
gets the paddle moving, but it does throw off your timing pretty badly.

Suggestion - After a score, cap the ball's vertical velocity so that its
angle is no more than 45 degrees off horizontal.  If you (or the computer)
get scored on by a ball moving at a high vertical angle, it's too easy to
miss the next three or four in a row.  (If you like it that way, keep it,
of course. :) )

>Thomas Jentzsch, Dennis Debro, Erik Mooney, Chris Tumber, 
>Andrew Davie; I can't give away a cart but I'd like to 
>offer you a free T-shirt for all your intensive help.

I wasn't aware that those few private mails I dropped you were worthy of a
T-shirt, but if you think so, I'll take it, sure. ;)

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