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Commented 4 years ago2017-07-16 10:49:49 UTC in news: Compo 34 Results Comment #100297
That's classified
Commented 4 years ago2017-07-16 00:04:46 UTC in news: Compo 34 Results Comment #100294
Thanks for understanding Trempler, I get the list of entries directly from the competition page, it's a bit difficult trying to keep track of everyone any other way. Sorry for missing yours :(

For the next competition I will make sure to post a list of entrants on the forum thread, so anybody who is missing can double check to make sure they are on the list. Hopefully we'll have the new website up by then which makes it a lot easier to see and manage your competition entry.
Commented 4 years ago2017-06-08 04:18:10 UTC in journal: #8815 Comment #49756
Awesome! :D
Commented 4 years ago2017-06-07 23:18:13 UTC in journal: #8814 Comment #52994
I should join the SnC games more often...
Commented 4 years ago2017-06-04 05:21:23 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52973
I've found that it doesn't work in windowed mode (or borderless windowed), you need to be in full screen. Aside from that it's worked in every game for me.
Commented 4 years ago2017-06-03 23:17:03 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52972
Jessie: If you're recording games, use shadowplay. I've never noticed any poor performance in games and I have shadowplay running all the time.
Commented 4 years ago2017-06-01 23:08:01 UTC in journal: #8810 Comment #68177
No
Commented 4 years ago2017-05-31 05:37:31 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52971
A motherboard upgrade usually happens because of a CPU upgrade - CPU manufacturers (especially Intel) love to change their socket every couple of years. If you do a CPU upgrade, double and triple check the socket of the new one and your current one to see if you need a new motherboard or not. RAM slots change pretty quickly too (they're up to DDR4 now I think).

Older motherboard chipsets also might not support certain newer CPUs even if the socket is the same - if you're upgrading the CPU, find the compatibility tables on your motherboard model to make sure that the new CPU is compatible. Sometimes the vendor provides a BIOS update that adds compatibility, but sometimes you need a new one. (GPU updates can be the same, but your GPU should be okay for a few more years.)

Also, going by your edit: get yeself an SSD!
Commented 4 years ago2017-05-31 02:51:59 UTC in journal: Updates Comment #52970
Hmm, I'd probably do something like:
  • If you don't have an SSD, get one and put your OS on it
  • Try reformatting to see if a clean install helps
  • Go for 16GB RAM
  • New CPU (may require a new motherboard too...)
I don't really know a good way to find the motherboard model, usually I just open the box and look for the model number printed on there somewhere.
Commented 5 years ago2017-04-12 11:47:02 UTC in journal: #8794 Comment #61525
Don't worry folks, I can translate:
  • Have you submitted your report to the administrator today?
  • Urby and Archie claim to be working on The Core. But did you know they're actually sleeping instead?
  • Oh dear! Gordon is being a dumbass like always. The administrator is going to stab him again.
  • TWHL is an interesting place for attractive, talented people. (no question marks in here???)
  • Can Tetsu0 please only speak French from now on?
Commented 5 years ago2017-04-12 07:30:58 UTC in journal: #8794 Comment #61524
I consider a space before ? and ! to be a "sarcasm emphasis" on a sentence, so from now on I'm going to assume French people are always sarcastic :)

Example:
Not sarcastic: You can do it!
Sarcastic: You can do it !
Even more sarcastic: You can do it...!
Commented 5 years ago2017-03-26 00:08:52 UTC in journal: #8788 Comment #58555
Eh, the only way (that I can think of) to implement a subtractive -> bsp process would be to carve, so it's probably never happening for GS/Source editing.
Commented 5 years ago2017-03-22 23:06:08 UTC in journal: #8788 Comment #58554
Hey, this looks relevant to my interests, especially since I've started working on Sledge again. I will watch it when I have some spare time I'm at work. Thanks!

Edit: Interesting watch. The ideas of creating geometry in Unreal/3DS are really cool. Will have to keep that in mind for Sledge!
Commented 5 years ago2017-02-10 00:37:30 UTC in journal: #8775 Comment #68090
Yeah, if you're looking for a speed boost for any computer, replacing a boot spindle drive with an SSD is probably the best value for money.
Commented 5 years ago2017-02-08 23:15:44 UTC in journal: #8775 Comment #68089
Instead of building a whole new PC why not replace the HDD inside your laptop with an SSD? There are lots of advantages:

1. One SSD is cheaper than a whole new PC so you can get it sooner
2. You can use the same SSD when you build your new PC so there's no extra cost
3. A clean install of Windows will speed everything up. You have too much crap on there.
4. SSDs are faster. It wont help with anything CPU-heavy like compiling but it will speed up your boot times.
Commented 5 years ago2016-10-20 22:14:19 UTC in journal: #8763 Comment #52950
I'm keen to hear more details before I make any calls, but portable gaming is more appealing to me than TV console gaming. Colour me intrigued and interested.
Commented 5 years ago2016-09-24 13:22:27 UTC in journal: #8751 Comment #58538
Have you been feeling like somebody's trying to invoke inception in you recently?
Commented 5 years ago2016-09-23 03:54:55 UTC in journal: #8748 Comment #62898
@Admer: Overshare much? I know you're young and still learning about yourself and the world, but perhaps you should consider being a bit more self-conscious on how much you say to random people on the internet.

@Stu/others: I kinda disagree with the general sentiment here. A tablet is simply a toy just like anything else, with proper supervision (as is needed with literally everything!) there's no problem with a child using one. But it seems I'm in the minority.
Commented 5 years ago2016-08-31 00:52:43 UTC in journal: #8745 Comment #58534
Ouch! That looks like it hurts. I hope it heals quickly!
Commented 5 years ago2016-08-29 05:34:14 UTC in journal: #8740 Comment #61724
After playing Gwent in The Witcher 3, I've become interested in card games...
But I don't think Valve could make an interesting card game.
Commented 5 years ago2016-08-23 11:01:07 UTC in journal: #8737 Comment #58529
I guess it didn't happen.
Commented 5 years ago2016-08-11 22:14:25 UTC in journal: #8733 Comment #65946
I'd rather not start a trend of spam journals... maybe post some content next time please?
Commented 5 years ago2016-08-09 00:05:24 UTC in journal: #8730 Comment #38795
Layers type behaviour could be easily done with visgroups - you'd just need to be able to select an "active" visgroup that all newly-created items will automatically be added to. (I don't know if Hammer already has this option?)
Commented 5 years ago2016-07-30 07:04:43 UTC in journal: #8728 Comment #65737
Just assume it's a birthday whenever someone posts random obscure junk in a journal :P
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Commented 5 years ago2016-06-21 09:19:21 UTC in journal: #8713 Comment #49691
I think many of us can agree that you don't have to make maps to post here :P

Do what you enjoy. Sometimes what you enjoy changes. Don't look back!
Commented 5 years ago2016-06-08 22:45:20 UTC in journal: #8709 Comment #40527
I was going for a "unnecessarily long explanation" joke, but it appears to have backfired on me.
Commented 5 years ago2016-06-08 05:42:16 UTC in journal: #8709 Comment #40526
@Stu: I believe I can explain. Player 1 is team chatting (default keybind = U) when he is suggesting "Go A", but player 2 responds in the global chat (default keybind = Y), and gives away the plan to the other team. The "facepalm" meme image is included to show that player 2 has done something very silly and player 1 (and other teammates) would be quite exasperated in such a situation. In reality it wouldn't do much because the other team would almost certainly assume that it's a trick. In fact if the other team is inexperienced this may act as an advantage as they might fall too heavily for the reverse psychology effect and swarm B, thinking that the other team is trying to trick them. It's only until a player gains an understanding of the double, triple, and even higher levels of bluff that they can truly realise that this tactic is a zero-win game. An experienced team will ignore any tactics that the opposing team broadcasts via global chat.
Commented 6 years ago2016-05-10 22:32:32 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68013
It's not US only because I used my Australian bank account :)
I couldn't find any details on whether you can do it in Bosnia though. It is in the list of countries they support though, so it's worth looking at least!

But going by your link the "Teenage" card will do what you want. Google translate says that one of the bullet points is:
"Buy products and services - payments through POS terminals at all points of sale in the country and outside the country..."
Commented 6 years ago2016-05-10 09:16:06 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68012
Before I had a Visa card I was able to link my bank account with Paypal. Basically they use normal bank transfers to transfer money between your bank account and your Paypal balance without needing to use a credit/debit card. You had to wait a few days for funds to get cleared, but it did work. I don't know if Paypal still offers that service or if it's available in your country? Worth a look if you can't use your debit card for online/international purchases.
Commented 6 years ago2016-05-07 09:49:36 UTC in journal: #8700 Comment #62830
That's bizarre...

It was a few years ago now, but my university had an intranet to host and share files. Each subject had a site and some were pretty crappy-looking, but any required files and teaching resources were uploaded there.

Facebook is probably pretty common for group projects these days (for communication though - not storage), but it wasn't when I was learning. We made do with Google docs and email. Every student had an email specifically for that purpose. For code-related stuff the school tended to give us an SVN repo, and everyone had some personal storage space on the intranet as well.
Commented 6 years ago2016-04-22 11:05:43 UTC in journal: #8696 Comment #67375
My OOP and unit test courses were in the same course as well, but they handled it really poorly, in my opinion. Instead of testing interfaces, like you're supposed to, they gave us some shitty code and some shitty unit tests and asked us to un-mangle them. I had a negative impression of unit tests for quite a while, it wasn't until I worked full time for a couple of years that I realised the proper way to use them and how helpful they can be.

I still don't write them though.
Commented 6 years ago2016-04-22 08:56:39 UTC in journal: #8696 Comment #67374
Visual Paradigm, now there's a software I haven't thought about in a long time. That thing had a properties dialog that had like 20 tabs in it. From one of the tabs, you could open another dialog with another 20 or so tabs. Then you could open yet another properties dialog with yet another 20 or so tabs. It's a shining example of terrible UI design. This was 8 or so years ago though, I hope they've improved it since then...

They made us use it to generate Java code templates for a uni course I did. In the end it would have been 10 times faster to just write the damn code, but the tutor insisted using the diagramming tool was better somehow. Academic type people are strange.
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Commented 6 years ago2016-03-21 11:58:06 UTC in journal: #8682 Comment #48417
I hope it goes well for you! Writing a novel is something I'd love to do, but I suck at writing so I'll stick to the reading side of things :)
Commented 6 years ago2016-03-03 23:05:13 UTC in journal: #8677 Comment #61503
It all sounds pretty good, but I'd suggest jumping up to (at least) a 120GB SSD. Even if you're just putting Windows/apps on the SSD, you'll really want to have that extra bit of space available. That goes double if you want to dual-boot linux off the SSD as well. It's not much more expensive, and it's worth it IMO.

Remember that some apps are pretty huge (e.g. Photoshop, multiple versions of Visual Studio, etc) and space can get used up pretty quickly.
Commented 6 years ago2016-02-25 08:32:17 UTC in journal: #8671 Comment #49671
Woah, your art for the T-rex is pretty darn good! But you forgot to add the picket fence.
Commented 6 years ago2016-02-19 02:09:42 UTC in journal: #8669 Comment #61493
The whole thing about banning people on forums for poor reviews is very common with people and companies who make games and are trying to do something shifty. Sometimes they are just crappy games, and other times they're doing something blatantly illegal or misleading consumers. Occasionally it's just a dev with a huge ego who is unable to handle negative commentary of their work. In any case, it's usually not a good sign. Glad you were able to get your refund.
What is with this 'The Core' rubbish anyway? Everyone keeps talking about it but it's not even good enough to sell for ten bucks on Steam, so it must be even lower quality than this Prospekt mod.

I bet the people working on it are more interested in their custom voice acting and fancy trailers rather than working on the actual mod. Their ModDB is dead as well, they promised a Q&A video a whole year ago and there's still no video. Seems like yet another dead mod if you ask me.
Commented 6 years ago2016-02-19 00:46:56 UTC in journal: #8669 Comment #61492
Good review. I'm not surprised it didn't end up to be very good, but I'm a bit disappointed. I hope that low-quality paid mods like this don't start wrecking the reputation of mods in general (free and paid).
Commented 6 years ago2016-02-17 23:17:55 UTC in journal: #8667 Comment #62795
It's somewhat unfair to blame the Steam system for this, instead you should be blaming criminals who buy stuff with stolen credit cards, and perhaps the credit card system in general for being so exploitable.

The 30 day delay was added because scammers were using stolen credit cards to buy Steam games, get the trading cards, and sell them off on the marketplace before the transaction is reported as fraudulent and they get a chargeback on the card.

Just hold onto your trading cards until you end up buying something, and then offload them all after that.
Commented 6 years ago2016-02-16 10:53:19 UTC in journal: #8665 Comment #49660
If I was going to get a Windows tablet I'd put the money in to buy a Surface Pro. No cheaping out for me! I would want something that plays games with lower system requirements (e.g. PS2 emulator, indie games, 2D/isometric RPGs, text/menu driven games, etc), and I'd want something that can run Visual Studio! The i5/i7 Surface tablets are more than capable of that, but their price tag is on par with the likes of the Macbook Air and other slimline laptops.
Commented 6 years ago2016-01-31 04:15:49 UTC in journal: #8659 Comment #50156
@Urby: It was very impressive hair. I can't stop thinking about it. My dreams recently have been very ...hairy.

@CapT: No booze, but I'm beginning to wonder if drinking a bit before upgrading PCs might not be a bad idea. My track record with upgrades hasn't ever been very good sober, so surely it can't hurt right? Flashing the BIOS was pretty easy, I just had to download the right file and put it on a USB stick, the BIOS software had a wizard thing that let me choose the file to use.

I also picked up an SSD and installed it yesterday and went with Windows 10 as well. My computer boots in 5 seconds instead of 5 minutes, it's pretty cool.
Commented 6 years ago2016-01-29 23:25:27 UTC in journal: #8659 Comment #50155
@Striker: In my case it's an online store that has a physical location as well. You can get it delivered, but if you're close you can save yourself $10 and go over and pick it up yourself. The store is like a 5 min drive from work so it's easy to pick it up. Interesting to hear that talking about beefy parts makes you moist.

@Jessie: You don't know that dollarey-doos is the official name for Australian currency? That's un-Australian. And yep, it was from Umart! They're cheap and they don't mess about! Unless you want to return something!
Commented 6 years ago2016-01-29 12:22:53 UTC in journal: #8659 Comment #50154
Look, I know that this amazing hair sounds unlikely. But it exists. You will have to take my word on this, the guy threatened to call the cops when I asked him for his name and home address so I couldn't get a selfie with him.
Commented 6 years ago2016-01-15 00:21:21 UTC in journal: #8656 Comment #54650
It'd be more impressive if it was floating, though. Maybe you can invent some sort of anti-gravity quantum entanglement device and embed it in the keyring?
Commented 6 years ago2016-01-14 22:59:20 UTC in journal: #8656 Comment #54649
How do you plan on keeping the lambda floating inside that keyring? :P
Commented 6 years ago2016-01-07 23:00:12 UTC in journal: #8651 Comment #58514
I played CAH online with Urby and the other SnC fellas a while ago, I just wasn't feeling it. It was amusing, but I didn't think it was all that great. Seems like it's the kind of thing you have to be drunk to play.

Spyfall, on the other hand, is really fun once you get the hang of it.
Commented 6 years ago2016-01-04 00:43:37 UTC in journal: #8648 Comment #52192
HL2 hasn't aged as well as HL1, that's for sure. For the time, I think HL2 was pretty darn good, and a lot of the levels still hold up pretty well today. Give the episodes a play too, they improve on the gameplay a little bit (not as heavy on the physics puzzles), especially EP2. I agree with Urby though, HL1 is still the better game.
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