11/17/05: DW5:XL and a new tool for Chinese Unit Conversion!

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Post by Tyler » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:58 am

I say this with respect hide your links better.

Post by KOEI Warriors » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:28 am

** Sorry James, the person Guest above was me... I forgot to login...

Post by Guest » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:27 am

Can you PM me with your email so I can send it to you (Tell you the URL and you download and upload to kongming? *hehe*)? Well actually I wanted to provide the URL that downloaded from my site, but Kongming's Archives visitors are LOTS, and the problem now is I might not have enough traffic, it's only allow 30GB for me a month, but always I'm used exactly (sometimes out of it) So I'll wait ya mail :)

Post by James » Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:04 pm

KOEI Warriors wrote:Yo James, my webmaster, is it possible to send you some DW5:XL tracks from the OST to host? You can always mail me for that :)

Sure, I would be happy to host the files. You can try either emailing them to me, putting the soundtrack up on your site for download, or if that doesn’t work, there are a few file transfer services out there I could try to recall.

Post by KOEI Warriors » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:43 pm

Yo James, my webmaster, is it possible to send you some DW5:XL tracks from the OST to host? You can always mail me for that :)

Kong Wen

Post by Douglas » Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:41 pm

I have now, by such luck found at the conversion tool forum, come to understand that Kong Wen's real name is Jason.

Nice to meet you, Jason.

Post by James » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:38 am

The same thought struck me as well, Jason, and I planned to mention it in the introduction to the tool. The measurements I’m going to post should be quite accurate into the Three Kingdoms period, but as you start to work with later dynasties their accuracy will change a little (or perhaps a lot). I’m hoping Luo Guanzhong will stick with historical measurements in most cases, but I’m also expecting inconsistencies to exist.

Post by Lady Wu » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:59 pm

Yuan dynasty measurements are definitely different. Luo was good at using the sources that he had, so if something is in the SGZ, he would have copied it. However, everything else was fair game (incluing Guan Yu's height).

Post by Kong Wen » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:22 pm

James wrote:Well... it isn't online just yet, but why don't you go there and put in some basic English measurements to find out? You should be able to put the list together in short order. I've got much more accurate measurements for the Han Dynasty now, however, so I'll be updating the tool in the near future. When I do that I'll also share all of the measurements.

Here's a question, which may not belong here... are the measurements/conversions consistent between the Han dynasty and the SGZ, and the Yuan dynasty (or thereabouts) and the SGYY? In other words, was Luo Guanzhong likely to have copy and pasted characters' heights from SGZ (probably more accurate to Han dynasty heights), or from Yuan-era plays and other such sketchy sources? Or did the system of measurement remain relatively consistent between the Han and Yuan, making this question moot?

Post by James » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:34 am

Tyler wrote:I'm to the understanding it's your intellectual property and I'm not asking for the code as I don't even know PHP yet but would you mind telling use the formulas for Miles, Yards, Meters to Li? I plan to make a basic striped down app using Visual Basic.

Well... it isn't online just yet, but why don't you go there and put in some basic English measurements to find out? You should be able to put the list together in short order. I've got much more accurate measurements for the Han Dynasty now, however, so I'll be updating the tool in the near future. When I do that I'll also share all of the measurements.

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