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Archived Post 03-18-2010 02:50 PM

Dev humor or coincidence?
Recently we've had to download a pre-patch. In this pre-patch there are files.
Let's looks a bit closer at the path to the files mentioned above. In the directory "Star Trek Online\Live\prepatch\piggs" we find the following files:

Am I the only one who finds that HOGG files in PIGGS directory sounds porcine?

Archived Post 03-18-2010 03:07 PM

It's definately a bit of an in-joke. .hogg is just a container file (like a .zip or .rar but without the compression), so they tend to be realy big, the programers probably decided to call them pigs because of that. Champions also has .hogg files. I think City of Heroes had .pigg files which they put into a piggs directory. When they updated the Engine the directory kept the name but the new file format changed to .hogg to continue the joke.

It's always fun finding those kinds of thing in game data.

Archived Post 03-18-2010 03:09 PM

it's a joke they have been making since City of heroes.

Archived Post 03-18-2010 03:17 PM

Thanks, not just me then!

Archived Post 03-18-2010 03:30 PM

next gen will be .oink :D

Archived Post 03-18-2010 03:36 PM


Archived Post 03-18-2010 03:38 PM

.boar heh

Archived Post 03-18-2010 03:41 PM

.pumba! more capacity!

Archived Post 03-18-2010 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by Satcong
.pumba! more capacity!

And patch files will go in a folder named 'meerkat' with the extension .Timon :D

Archived Post 03-18-2010 05:12 PM

Friends are having trouble downloading the prepatch - can we just copy files across or were there other changes? And how can I get a dev to answer this! : )

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