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avatar DoctorAmazing 4 comments | 26th July 2015, 02:16 AM

Virus Warning:
This was taking too much room in the shoutbox, so I'm going to write it down in a journal.
A fanmade version of Hammer, subtitled "Valve Hammer Editor 3.5.2 Unofficial", comes with it's version of ZHLT Tools, but the hlrad.exe seems to have a trojan horse in it

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If any of you guys use this or have it on your computer, immediately run a scan on your computer and delete the 3.5.2 folder

avatar DoctorAmazing 7 comments | 20th July 2015, 17:49 PM

So in the recent years, I've been up to a few things, and I thought I'd share them with you guys:

First off, I DJ at a community radio station for school, but now during the summer I do my shows at home, DIY, and upload them to Twitter

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In fact, here's tommorow's show, already finished:

Also, I collect vinyl now, here are some new additions to the collection:

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Devo - Jocko Homo/Mongoloid (1978 UK Pressing With Foldout Sleve) DEV-1

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The Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land (2012 US Repress, non-gatefold) XLLP 121

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Kraftwerk - Autobahn (2015 European Repress on the Parlophone label) 5099996601419

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Daft Punk - Discovery (2015 Parlophone Repress) PRL1-496065

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Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks (2008 Rhino US Reissue)R1 3147

And also, my CD collection is coming along very nicely

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avatar Skals 11 comments | 13th July 2015, 10:19 AM

Hi everyone, Skals / Albert here.

A few months ago I made a post about me being in my final year of Uni and apologizing for not having spare time to go on TWHL and such.

Well recently I finished my Uni course - Games Design BSc Honours degree, and I got a first in it, yay! - that's like an A basically. So now I'm a graduate :)

Also I've managed to land a job at TTGames - http://www.ttgames.com/
and I've worked here for almost a month now.

They only make LEGO games atm as they're owned by Warner Brothers, but everyone here is great and I really like the environment I'm working in.
I'm only doing a QA testing job, I test the games, look for bugs etc. so it's not the most amazing job, but I get to work hand-in-hand with all the developers, and it's a stepping stone for something bigger so I love it.

With work and all I still don't have much free time, but I wanted to pop in and thank you guys for putting up with me for the last 6 or so years,
because you guys at TWHL made me passionate about designing games and helped me improve loads and get to this point. Thank you all :)

avatar DoctorAmazing 3 comments | 9th July 2015, 21:07 PM

My new baby

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Pioneer PL-500

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Came installed with a Shure M95HE cartridge, though I ordered an Audio Technics AT95E just in case

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Perfect for playing my vinyl collection

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Which is growing

avatar Suparsonik 8 comments | 5th July 2015, 23:47 PM
avatar Jessie 11 comments | 5th July 2015, 13:22 PM

If you were not constrained by the limitations of work, money, compulsory education, etc., and were basically free to do anything you wanted for the rest of your life...

How would you like to spend your life?

avatar potatis_invalid 14 comments | 3rd July 2015, 18:19 PM

(~0b11101000) & 0xFF

avatar DoctorAmazing 1 comment | 2nd July 2015, 22:32 PM

Vinny playing shitty Half-Life mods

Mods played:
Before (Declared "not so shitty")
Red Mesa

Jamie's Mod (In a separate video)

avatar Rimrook 5 comments | 2nd July 2015, 19:28 PM

A few special things to announce :D

avatar Tetsu0 5 comments | 2nd July 2015, 12:20 PM

My WV Jetta never ceases to amaze me. I recently moved apartments, and my Jetta was the workhorse when my Dad's truck was filled with the furniture.
Trunk Space is incredible:

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Cabin Space is great too:

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This is all the stuff I fit into my car IN ONE TRIP (Minus the golf clubs)

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5 Guitars, 1 Bass Guitar, 2 Guitar Amps, Assorted guitar peripherals, clothes, office supplies, ironing board, misc kitchen supplies...

avatar Jessie 0 comments | 2nd July 2015, 10:09 AM

Here y'all are. Educational, informative and entertaining. Kinda depressing, too.


(And if the video doesn't load for you, I recommend one of those youtube-downloading sites. This one worked fine for me.)

avatar Jessie 25 comments | 26th June 2015, 21:46 PM

Looks like America finally got their marriage equality going! Respect where respect is due.

Just you wait though, another 100 years and Australia might catch up!

avatar TJB 5 comments | 22nd June 2015, 18:03 PM

Yesterday I was in Belfast for what is currently the only concert I've been to. I went to see The Who for their Hits 50! tour. It was really good, especially since we had some fairly good seats for it.

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I was with my dad, because next week he'll be moving to Australia for at least a year, although quite possibly longer, so it might be the last time I see him for a while. Since I'd never been to a concert before I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I quite liked it. If I had to describe it in one word though that would be 'loud'.
Belfast itself was also pretty interesting. It's the first time I've been to Northern Ireland, and it's odd. The landscape and the people are obviously Irish, but it's weird because how English the architecture and infrastructure seem. As well as that, you can really see how much of a divide there is between the Protestants/Unionists and the Republicans/Catholics. I don't think I've seen so many Irish Tricolours or Union Jacks in my life. I'll have to upload some photos of it when I get home.

avatar Dimbeak 1 comment | 18th June 2015, 16:14 PM

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you a work of imagination, boredom, and 4 hours of fucking around in Adobe Premiere.

The Black Echo: An Interactive Experience

avatar Kazemeka 3 comments | 13th June 2015, 11:40 AM

So another year has passed as LBTH. What have we done?


JK, lots of maps.

avatar Dimbeak 5 comments | 11th June 2015, 14:47 PM

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Rest in peace, Christopher Lee.

avatar Tetsu0 16 comments | 7th June 2015, 22:26 PM

Repaired the girl's car on saturday.

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Full album with steps: HERE

I've done paint before and every time I do it, I get a little better and learn some more tricks. But for $200, I think it looks great.

avatar Instant Mix 3 comments | 5th June 2015, 23:30 PM

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Missed it.

Ah well, was on holiday. Here's to being here for over 10 years. Long live TWHL.

avatar Dimbeak 3 comments | 4th June 2015, 15:44 PM

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Oh, Business Insider, just you wait until they announce Half-Life 3.

avatar DiscoStu 28 comments | 2nd June 2015, 04:45 AM

So who else got this today?

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I'm going to wait until it's well studied to decide if it's worth my while.

avatar DiscoStu 12 comments | 25th May 2015, 04:14 AM

I seem to be missing ~100GB off my hard drive. I don't know where they went.

Last time I checked, I had ~150GB free. Last night I happened to notice the red bar, looks like now I have 42GB free. The only thing that happened since then is Windows updates and installing a gift game I got on Steam that took up less than 1GB.

Disk cleanup said it could clear some 500MB. Not quite enough. Getting it to count Windows update files, it said 6GB. That's better, BUT THERE'S STILL 94GB UNACCOUNTED FOR.

Has anyone ever experienced this?

avatar ninja defuse 1 comment | 24th May 2015, 19:08 PM

Hello my TWHL friends!
I have found a facebook page with design ideas... i think they might help a bit in mapping



avatar Dimbeak 7 comments | 24th May 2015, 05:23 AM
avatar JeffMOD 20 comments | 22nd May 2015, 00:16 AM

Lost my G500s after surgery today.

The Logitech G500s is hands-down the best gaming mouse I have ever used.

With the exception of the wire, which is apparently notoriously prone to fraying.

My dad and I managed to take it apart, figure out how everything works, cut, strip, and resolder the wire, then put it back together after an afternoon of work. After plugging it back in, I found that everything was working perfectly. Then, it died, and, unlike every other time in the past few weeks, did not come back on again after a few seconds.

So, I am unfortunately in the market for a new mouse. I need something with minimum 5 buttons, wired (bad experiences with wireless mice and battery life) and preferably with a low-key case design instead of something like this.

Anyone have suggestions?

avatar Instant Mix 3 comments | 20th May 2015, 22:28 PM

Anyone remember when I spammed my journal with some girl from donkeys ago that I was "deeply in love with" and found out she'd been abused by her stepdad?

BBC article

Motherfucker deserved more than 4 years. Things had been very sour between us so I hadn't been keeping check but.. yeah. Things there that I didn't even know about..

It's scary to think things like this happen so scarily frequent. I found out whilst I was away at uni that one of my neighbours-ish had been arrested for doing a similar sort of thing, not to the same extreme however.

The fuck is wrong with this world

avatar Dimbeak 4 comments | 19th May 2015, 20:09 PM

[EDIT] Those of you who probably don't wanna sit through 2 hours of a shitty highschool performance, here's a list of the highlights I'm in:

9:26 TROUBLE (personal favorite)
25:10 Trouble Reprise
35:10 Sadder but Wiser (second favorite)
41:00 Marian the Librarian
1:20:39 I KISS A GURL

So, my school's production of The Music Man was a couple of months ago, and we just now got around to editing the footage. I was the lead of this show, Professor Harold Hill, so if you want to see me dancing around, singing, acting, and if you wonder what I'm like when I'm not screaming into a microphone embarrassing myself, then check it out...


Oh, and I even kiss a girl a couple times throughout the show. ;)

avatar ninja defuse 5 comments | 17th May 2015, 06:40 AM

Good morning TWHL!
I just woke up

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and i started to think that valve should make a new Day of Defeat game on source 2 engine

avatar JeffMOD 4 comments | 16th May 2015, 23:47 PM

There, I did it. It won't be worth the wait, but hopefully you're not too disappointed in me.

Additional info is available in the readme and developer notes pdf.

avatar M_gargantua 10 comments | 16th May 2015, 04:59 AM

Wow. Looking back. Retrospective look through old journals from high school. Can't even recognize myself.

Also Hi! 11th Anniversary edition.