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Point Blank 2.0
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Anyone out there tried to use the point blank software with a muzzleloader?
I looked in the bullet.txt file that the software uses, and if I am correct, I didn't see any barnes bullets above .3xx cal; I did find pyrodex in the powder file;
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

mw0248, I have my muzzle loader PowerBelt loads in PointBlank. They are just estimates because I haven't chronographed the loads yet. You can just enter the information for the bullet and use the velocity information from the powder or bullet manufacturer. If you are shooting round ball you'll have to hunt for the ballistic coefficient, I found some in a Lyman muzzle loading manual. If you need a specific diameter's BC I'll look it up for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Don't know if I should be afraid to ask this question, but just wondering if 2.0 is getting close? Hope everyone is gearing up for hunting. I have been in bugling elk several times already, just none within a reasonable range.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

BE AFRAID, VERY AFRAID!

LOL no just kidding. Its pretty darn close actually. 1 hard week of working on it should wrap it up. I need to double check the database converter is working still, then do a big bug hunt for any remaining issues. I believe I have all of the printing completed, the auto-updater works (how freaking cool is that??? I can release new updated versions and it will auto patch!). There is 1 minor UI change I'd like to make, but I can hold off until we get this new version kicked off.

I'm more comfortable releasing without everything perfect due to the patcher system.

Tuesday I should be able to work on it almost the entire day. Rest assured, a new version will come out very soon!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Dallan, once again thanks for your efforts. If version 2 is better than what we have now it will certainly be the best ballistics program I've ever seen.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Cool! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Very great news. Let's all pray for a quiet week or two for Dallan!

And as always, if I can help by beta testing on Win2k, WinXP, Vista (::shudder::) or even Linux/Wine, you know where to find me!

(could do earlier Win OS's via vbox, but why bother?)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Congratulations and well done on all of your hard work for us grateful plebs. Take a real big and much deserved "atta boy" mate. Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers

I'll be looking forward to the release.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

DallanC wrote:
BE AFRAID, VERY AFRAID!

LOL no just kidding. Its pretty darn close actually. 1 hard week of working on it should wrap it up. I need to double check the database converter is working still, then do a big bug hunt for any remaining issues. I believe I have all of the printing completed, the auto-updater works (how freaking cool is that??? I can release new updated versions and it will auto patch!). There is 1 minor UI change I'd like to make, but I can hold off until we get this new version kicked off.

I'm more comfortable releasing without everything perfect due to the patcher system.

Tuesday I should be able to work on it almost the entire day. Rest assured, a new version will come out very soon!

-DallanC

How goes the efforrt?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Sharpshooter wrote:
DallanC wrote:
BE AFRAID, VERY AFRAID!
-DallanC

How goes the efforrt?

He did say to be afraid.. so keep fretting Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Sharpshooter wrote:
DallanC wrote:
Rest assured, a new version will come out very soon!

-DallanC

How goes the efforrt?

Patience, Grasshopper. As with C.U.P. versus psi, there is no simple mapping between "programmer time" and "real-world time." That said here are a couple of rules of thumb:

1) It always takes longer.
2) It will be ready... when it's ready.

Very Happy Albert
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

Just doing heavy testing right now and bug fixing. It seems pretty solid. I need to write the new help files but for the most part its pretty much complete. Going to work in it for a few hours tomorrow if I get time.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Point Blank 2.0 Reply with quote

PS: Probably going to open it up to a few beta testers soon so if interested in helping track down remaining problems let me know.


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