Commented 10 years ago2012-09-24 22:06:14 UTC in journal: #7980 Comment #45772
Haha, trying to tell Huntey that alcohol is bad is almost as bad as trying to convert him to christianity!

IMO, all things in moderation. And if you don't like something, that's nice for you, but don't try and convert people :P

Oh, and happy birthday Huntey! You're younger than me but I feel you already have a much more fulfilling life and career than I do. I'm somewhat jealous ^_^
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-23 03:38:31 UTC in journal: #7978 Comment #43761
Yeah, that's the version I was on before. I'll downgrade to those drivers again because they seemed better. I'll try your trick of moving the install drive as well. I'm due for a CPU and RAM upgrade and a Windows reinstall soon, might bite the bullet on those and see if it's any better after that.

EDIT: Still crashing after doing both those things. The worst part is that you don't get any of your experience points if the game crashes :|
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-23 02:09:51 UTC in journal: #7978 Comment #43760
New drivers came out last week, I'll try those but I don't really expect they'll do anything, I'm unlucky like that :P

EDIT: Nope, if anything, it's even worse than it was before :/

@Urby: No error message, just dumps back to the desktop. The game is still running though, from there I have to alt-tab to get my mouse control back and kill the game from the task manager. Google hasn't returned any useful info :(

I don't regret buying it, but I certainly won't be buying any DLC for it if it's not stable on my machine.
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-21 23:46:58 UTC in journal: #7978 Comment #43759
Invite accepted Blitz :)
Ant doesn't have BF3, he only has an account from when he played the beta.

EDIT: BF3 is quite unstable for me :(
My "Quits" stat is at 55%, that's how often it crashes back to the desktop before the round finishes. Lame!
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-21 13:36:40 UTC in journal: #7978 Comment #43758
Not sure if you're trolling, being sarcastic, or genuinely confused...
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-21 12:37:06 UTC in journal: #7978 Comment #43757
Well, not for online gaming on servers on the other side of the world :P

Except Worms Armageddon, that works just fine no matter where you are. We've been getting back into that recently, you should join us again Huntey!

Also, give me the low down on how to join the TWHL platooney. If I can't be there in (virtual) person, I can at least be there in spirit. Origin (sigh) username is Pebguibnoy.
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-21 12:30:50 UTC in journal: #7978 Comment #43756
I bought it because Strider's a dick and I hate him. YES YOU STRIDER READING THIS RIGHT NOW. FUCK YOU!

...Nah, it's because I've had an itch for shootering and no game I have at the moment can scratch it. However I don't see how I could play on your team with the lag and all >_>
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Commented 10 years ago2012-09-19 02:02:44 UTC in journal: #7975 Comment #45744
Yeah, my code compiles in about 10 seconds, but that doesn't stop me from browsing reddit and TWHL!
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-18 09:00:49 UTC in journal: #7973 Comment #63892
It's a Diablo clone.
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-13 20:56:48 UTC in journal: #7967 Comment #43736
Midnight Friday night for me. Start download, sleep, play during weekend.
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Commented 10 years ago2012-09-02 08:26:10 UTC in vault item: Carbaseus Comment #20208
I've fixed the download link for this map.
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-02 07:41:05 UTC in journal: #7959 Comment #40191
Fair enough ^_^
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-02 07:26:23 UTC in journal: #7959 Comment #40190
I beat you by an hour in the shoutbox >_>

Anyway, this is good news. The soundtrack is up for download right now if anybody is interested.
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-02 05:27:12 UTC in journal: #7958 Comment #62434
It certainly does.
Commented 10 years ago2012-09-02 04:01:05 UTC in journal: #7958 Comment #62433
I use a Firefox addon called FEBE which does scheduled backups of all Firefox data and puts it in a single, easy-to-backup file. I've got mine to back up weekly, keeping the 5 most recent backups just in case. I use it every time I have to format and reinstall, and it's never let me down :)
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 23:29:48 UTC in journal: #7954 Comment #60979
Visual Studio 2008 uses VB.NET 9.0, which is .NET 3.5. If you were using VB 6.0, you would be using Visual Studio 6 which was released in 1998. I think you might be a little confused :)

Anyway, assuming you're using WinForms, it's not optimised to do animated graphics. It's not difficult to hook into a control's "Paint" event and do your drawing on a lower level, I've done this and performance is reasonable. The rendering issues you were getting with transparent images is probably because you didn't set the control's "DoubleBuffered" property to true. 3D capabilities are available in .NET via frameworks like XNA (for Direct3D) and OpenTK (for OpenGL).

@Stu: VB.NET 6.0 doesn't exist, the first version of VB.NET is 7.0. It's the direct successor to VB6.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-30 12:35:23 UTC in journal: #7954 Comment #60978
@Jeff: If it's VB.NET than it's exactly the same compiled code as anything written in C#. I can assure you that it can render far more than just sprites without hassle. If it's VB6 or under, then you might be right as I've never used it, but I would be quite surprised if even that didn't have reasonable graphics capabilities.

@Striker: Even though most pseudorandom number generators use timestamps (among other things), you won't get similar results from similar timeframes unless you generate two in the exact same millisecond using two generators that have been created with with the same initial seed value. I would say that the similarity of results you're seeing is based on a small sample size.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-29 02:05:29 UTC in journal: #7949 Comment #55363
It's to do with seasons. Summer is school holiday time no matter where you are in the world, I guess.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-27 09:51:17 UTC in journal: #7949 Comment #55362
I did a BSc, Computer Science major.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-27 05:40:08 UTC in journal: #7949 Comment #55361
I went to UQ as well Scotch :)
I'm working just across the river in South Bank.
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-26 12:40:07 UTC in journal: #7949 Comment #55360
4 is a perfect GPA in Tet's region, if I recall.

As for my September...I live on the other side of the world where school starts in February, however I'm already well out of school so I'll just be working, as usual :P
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-24 12:49:08 UTC in journal: #7947 Comment #49388
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-14 11:27:36 UTC in journal: #7936 Comment #54458
Erm, if you got a virus on it and haven't formatted yet, you really should. I hope you're not logging into anything important on an infected machine, the chances of it having a keylogger are quite significant if it's infected :/
Commented 10 years ago2012-08-08 13:04:24 UTC in journal: #7928 Comment #55344
Don't listen to these guys, cheap or expensive, all motherboards serve the exact same purpose. Obviously you don't want a cheap piece of crap, but after a certain price point it's just marketing buzzwords and people get suckered into that stuff. No need to spend more than $150 on a motherboard. A quick Google shows that it's around that range anyway, so good choice :)

Of course if you had 10 hard drives or wanted to do SLI or something unusual, that would be a completely different story.
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Commented 10 years ago2012-07-28 11:42:20 UTC in journal: #7917 Comment #38579
Happy birthday. Too bad your message got ruined, I like seeing your message every year :)
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-28 01:20:09 UTC in journal: #7915 Comment #43669
I'll be the Executive General Manager of the mod. (That is, I do nothing useful, actively hinder project development, and then take all the credit once it's done.)
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-24 09:58:13 UTC in journal: #7913 Comment #54443
Gold Coast isn't Brisbane!
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-24 09:24:02 UTC in journal: #7912 Comment #62421
Heh, no worries :P

Dreamhost is good and cheap, so it was a good choice!
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-24 05:25:59 UTC in journal: #7912 Comment #62420
If you go with Dreamhost, can you use my referral code? It costs nothing extra for the person signing up but it pays for a year of TWHL's hosting :)

The deal is: unlimited everything, one domain name incuded, for $10 a month. It's a pretty good deal.
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Commented 10 years ago2012-07-15 19:44:45 UTC in journal: #7885 Comment #58086
I used this sometimes when I was in uni:
It would be using the same engine as Alpha, I guess. Just be sure to enter the formula correctly.
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-10 10:30:51 UTC in journal: #7880 Comment #43641
Cool! Well, congrats. I still think you should learn yourself some jQuery though ^_^
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-10 09:39:22 UTC in journal: #7880 Comment #43640
You can't just say that and leave! We demand details!
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-09 11:41:48 UTC in journal: #7876 Comment #39651
I really found the final chapters to be the easiest of the entire game :P

I believe it went something like this:
1. Grenade launcher
2. EMP grenades
3. Ability to clone objects (specifically, the grenades)
4. 4 ICE picks for instant final boss killifying
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-08 22:44:07 UTC in journal: #7876 Comment #39650
@Blitz: Sort of, they're made by the same people and have some surface similarities, but the style of the two games are quite different.
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-08 12:05:15 UTC in journal: #7876 Comment #39649
You don't know what a box that clearly says "System Shock 2" on front is?

Anyway, SS2 is one of my favourite games and a must-play for everybody, nice pick up Strider :)
Commented 10 years ago2012-07-05 08:49:14 UTC in journal: #7870 Comment #45661
Strider told me to visit this thread, promising boobs. There are no boobs here. I am currently spreading the word on the Internet that The Core has NO BOOBS IN IT AT ALL and is therefore the worst thing in the history of the universe.
Commented 10 years ago2012-06-23 06:21:57 UTC in journal: #7853 Comment #43602
Stojke: Java was never appropriate for web programming and Flash is quickly becoming very undesirable for new websites. Lajron has already made the better suggestion, which is Javascript and jQuery.

Urby: Even though you hated your job, being without one is even worse. Sucks real bad :(
I would suggest you apply for jobs in bigger corporations - enterprise environments have their own problems, but usually you don't have to deal with moron clients. Also, the bigger the company, the more job security you have, typically.
If you want to expand your skills, Javascript is a MUST HAVE for every web designer. Go straight to jQuery, don't bother learning plain old Javascript, it's basically useless. After you're comfortable with that you might want to learn server-side programming with PHP (+ an MVC framework) or ASP.NET MVC. It's a big jump though, because you'd also need to learn about database development and SQL.
Commented 10 years ago2012-06-15 11:36:26 UTC in journal: #7839 Comment #42092
Photoshopping cats into things is a TWHL meme I guess :P

EDIT: Who am I kidding. The whole purpose of the internet is to photoshop cats into things.
Commented 10 years ago2012-06-11 19:49:26 UTC in journal: #7834 Comment #43586
Did they specify the type of banana? This is important.
Commented 10 years ago2012-06-10 13:55:16 UTC in journal: #7832 Comment #42056
Gateway still make computers? My grandfather had a Gateway laptop that ran Windows '95, but these days I haven't seen anything at all related to them in the last 5-10 years. They must have given up in Australia.
Commented 10 years ago2012-06-02 05:59:45 UTC in journal: #7822 Comment #51451
I hope they add a feature to record videos using the overlay sometime soon :)
Commented 10 years ago2012-05-31 20:31:20 UTC in journal: #7815 Comment #43576
I've got all of next week off for E3...only 8 hours to go :o
Commented 10 years ago2012-05-31 12:34:13 UTC in journal: #7815 Comment #43575
If I was the client and you did either of those things, I'd DOUBLE kill you!
Commented 10 years ago2012-05-31 12:11:09 UTC in journal: #7816 Comment #54424
Come down to Brisbane and we can grab a coffee :)

(Then you can drive 12 hours back north. Totally worth it!)
Commented 10 years ago2012-05-31 11:36:01 UTC in journal: #7815 Comment #43574
Can you make it exactly the way I want it to be? I don't have time to tell you what that is, but if you get it wrong I'll kill you!