Commented 3 years ago2016-07-02 13:17:32 UTC in vault item: [HoE] NPC mission failed message Comment #20394
"GS" can mean the short of "GoldSource" or "GoldSRC", but also many other things: "grand stadium", "golden state", "gelasonium" et cetera, as long as you had these terms in context.

P.S. I'm not sure if "gelasonium" is actually a thing, since I made it up.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-30 20:43:29 UTC in journal: #8716 Comment #67965

With glasses.

(°^°) <- Look at the penguin XD
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-30 17:50:19 UTC in journal: #8716 Comment #67964
It's a cartoon, what do you expect?
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-27 10:52:05 UTC in journal: #8715 Comment #46197
Wow, and I'm still here, lying in my bed, thinking how Bosnia and Herzegovina has THREE PRESIDENTS SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Back on topic:
Sometimes I wonder when will the UK fall apart, completely. Trust me, it will happen after a few decades, or centuries. The same goes for the EU.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-21 14:02:53 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68050
Let me try to do something: your text here

EDIT: So the [s] is strike-through, interesting...
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-18 14:18:43 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68049
Now, the only problem left is my brother...

Well, unbelievably I have convinced him that he will go to jail if he ever "steals" my new computer.
I also told him that, as soon as I get the new PC, we will play PAYDAY together, and I'll let him play GTA V.

I think that the only thing left is to find, either the parts, or a used PC.

P.S. We fell into trouble in the ShoutBOX.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-18 10:04:17 UTC in journal: #8709 Comment #40537

You made a mistake, it's:
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-17 08:21:56 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68048
Finally, thank God. I realized what you're talking about.

So, if some (more expensive) parts/computers over here can be bought for less (used, of course), and I show to my parents how much of an advantage that is, they will agree, and I'll also get a good gaming rig. (if all goes according to plan)

I think that I have hit a rock with my head a couple of times, mentally.

So, a €300 used PC with parts similar to what you mentioned up there, would be much more cost-effective (bang for the buck) than my planned PC build with an R7 240. I see what you mean.

And, off-topic, 20 comments, yay! 20 is wealthy (it rhymes)!

EDIT: My brother, though, cannot be teached boundaries...
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-16 12:40:18 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68047
I'm not going to eat the orange tomorrow. Because I am a retro gamer. Perhaps the only reason for eating the orange tomorrow will be when Half-Life 3 comes out, or Crashday 2.

But I'm not looking for a decent computer, I'm not a true gamer. Gamers, real PC gamers spend more than $900 on their computers.

There, according to my current hardware, I'm not a gamer at all. Even with a $300 PC, I still wouldn't be a PC gamer.

But there's one thing we didn't think about at all:
  • My parents
I mentioned their yearly income, if you remember.
They would never spend more than €500 on a PC like that. NEVER. It has always depended on my parents: can I have this? Can I have that?
It always depended on them, if they are OK to open their wallets, so I could have proper gaming hardware.

My parents also have a strict policy on buying things:
  • If I pass with an A, I can get things which I want, but it's limited
  • If I pass with a B, well, I can't get anything
  • If I behave well, I can also be bought something, but again, it's limited
  • If I don't behave well, they'll take everything I have
So, even if I do things very well (always get As, and behave well), my parents still won't buy the things which I want (e.g. a proper gaming PC).

"I found the following for €150"

If that's used, then my dad wouldn't agree to buy it. Sure, the price is attractive, but it's used. He always thinks that used things are broken, not working, need to be fixed etc.

Yeah, not everything is my parents' problem. When I was 9, I didn't know anything about CPUs and GPUs, so I didn't want a new PC, even if it lagged.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-16 09:02:10 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68046
OK, let's say that I bought a PC with that GPU, but why would I need it? Fine, maybe I'd play GTA IV (and V) and Crysis 2 & 3, but certainly not other titles: Witcher 3, Fallout 4, especially not Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 etc. Simply because I would play them for a few days and just uninstall them.

My need of low-end GPUs is perhaps the effect of my modesty, because I don't buy 3 oranges if I eat 2, why would I need the extra orange?

Since the R7 240 really is a bit underpowered, I'm going for an R7 250. It used to be my choice, but the price grew, and then I stopped making part lists for some reason.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-15 20:00:45 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68045
But, think about it that 1€ = 1.95 KM, so it would cost around 230 KM to get one. Too freaking expensive...

Dude, I live in a village, not everyone's income is more than $80 000 per year. My parents' combined income is only around $20 000 per year. I mean, the most expensive thing we ever bought was a €600 car...

Therefore, if I'm asked, I choose the MSI's version of R7 240. Period.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-15 18:24:11 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68044
But the R9 270X costs more than my budget PC build...

Ah well, it's at least a good GPU. But, I will not need such a powerful GPU. I only do easy things, like:
-Playing Far Cry, Half-Life 2 etc.
-Making maps for Far Cry, CS 1.6, and more...
-Video editing in Sony Vegas Pro 11 (and I have Corel VS Pro X7)
-Music production with FL Studio 11
-And, of course, things related to mapping: coding, texturing, sound, etc.

I'm very, very sure that an R7 240 or a GT740 is perfectly enough for all of that. And an R7 270X is something that should be used in, for example, Unreal Engine 4, or the latest CryEngine, it's just too powerful for those older games.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-14 20:01:26 UTC in vault item: dm_stoned Comment #19114
You mean: "Vehicles used in construction.", right? I'm not sure if a bulldozer or a crane could go in-pair with a castle... but I can try it.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-14 19:58:04 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68043
It could go well. But the problem is the GPU. An R7 240 is slightly better. But, because of Nvidia Shadowplay I'd upgrade the GPU to a GT740.

So, that PC + a GT740 (if compatible with the motherboard) would result in a good retro gamer's PC. And for less than 500 KM (a.k.a BAM).
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-14 13:23:39 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68042
I'm not sure, Stojke, but I am sure in this:

My previous (dead) computer had a price of 700 BAM. And that was the price of my first laptop!

Telling by the parts, the laptop is worth pretty much the same as my PC. However, the laptop has a worse GPU, but twice more RAM, and twice the HDD space.

The charger, and the battery are probably part of the price, regarding the laptop.

But, yeah, even if I do buy a laptop, I will make a choice between:
  • Dell Inspiron 15-5545 (AMD A10-7300 APU with an R7 M265 on it)
  • HP ProBook 650 G1 (Intel Core i5-4310M with Intel HD 4600)
  • Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Non Touch (Intel Core i3-5015U with Intel HD 5500)
I'd rather get the first one, because of that sweet APU. And, it's perfectly enough for me, because I play older games, and not that Witcher 3 crap, which would make my X3100 beg me to shut it down. Witcher 3 isn't crap, it's a seemingly good game, no offense.

EDIT: In fact, I'm more likely to buy a desktop PC :D
I mean, who would say "no" to a dedicated, discrete GPU in that good-looking case which has fans blowing air? Oh dear, I've realized how much I miss desktop PCs. *grasp
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-11 16:20:33 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68041
Wait a minute. It's not like I'm going to play the latest DOOM, or GTA V, Fallout 4, PAYDAY 2, and other large AAA titles.

But, it's your assumption that I was going for a GTX 980 equivalent. Actually, I was going for an R7 240, a lower-end GPU meant to max out games like Garry's Mod, and to run BF3 on low settings.

But here's why I'd rather not install an eGPU: power usage. See, the 240 has low TDP (power consumption), and it powers itself from the motherboard (?), so it doesn't need a dedicated power supply.
The method of setting up a DIY eGPU requires to connect a PSU to the graphics card. Hence I gave up on this idea.

So, I'm, indeed, going to buy a new laptop if I get a chance, since I really had good marks this year (12 A's, and 2 B's).
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-11 09:45:42 UTC in journal: #8710 Comment #68040
First of all, thank you for clarifying the component's name.

But, I'll disagree with you on one bit:

-investing in a second-hand laptop

Why would I go for a laptop which is even more weaker than a weak laptop? It confuses me...
But, in any case, I should build a good desktop PC. The problem is, my 6 year-old brother (addicted to FNaF and ROBLOX) will "steal" it from me.

The laptop my brother uses now, was bought for me. Simply, he loved it more than his laptop, and he took it away from me, that little bastard! And now I live with the trash I'm used to.

Ah well, I could buy a good laptop for around $500 and say to my brother that it lags a lot. After all, I think it's more cost-effective than buying eGPU equipment.
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-08 19:50:37 UTC in journal: #8709 Comment #40536
Now imagine this happening on an ESports event...
Commented 3 years ago2016-06-03 20:09:55 UTC in journal: #8703 Comment #62873
Well, congratulations, you've just reached your 30th comment!
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-28 20:51:59 UTC in vault item: de_stroyschool (Pre-Alpha 9) Comment #19512
I have a lot of version names:

Plan-phase, Pre-alpha_building, Pre-alpha, Alpha, Pre-beta, Beta, Test Beta, Open Test Beta, Delta, Final and Final HotFix.

You're right. But it's not me. Other people will loose interest about it. It's like watching a 'behind-the-scenes' before the actual movie comes out.

The detail is what blocks me from continuing. See, some places (like the corner between the fence and the sandy part) are made out of details. So, instead of putting 4 brushes for that area I put 12 of them.

But, at least it's better than the old one, which was clearly laggy.
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-27 17:42:28 UTC in journal: #8705 Comment #68026
Hey, not all dreams are bad. Some bring luck. If you saw the one about the big blue moon, I actually told my mom to buy a lottery ticket because of that dream. I told her that 6 months after I had the dream, so it probably lost 90% of its effects?

Guess what. We won 5 BAM. Not much, but it's probably not a coincidence.
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-23 19:34:57 UTC in vault item: detail_wasteland Comment #20643

I actually had a dream whose part closely resembled this map! Weird...
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-14 20:46:10 UTC in vault item: de_stroyschool (Pre-Alpha 9) Comment #5476
LoL, I've realized one thing, maybe it's +/-4096, so then the map isn't that big...

For example, a 8192x128 brush's vertices are basicaly offset -4096 and 4096 units from 0, aren't they? Well, then I have no reason to be afraid of expanding the map even further on the end-of-development phase.
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-14 18:34:17 UTC in journal: #8703 Comment #62872
If so, cancel the update :)

I'd go back to XP though... I could have it as a virtual machine, along with Windows 98, 95, 3.1 and MS-DOS.
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-12 17:52:12 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68024
So it can't translate phrases :(
The original meaning of D.G.G.G.n.G. was "The hills down there burn worse than up."

But, back on topic, I hope that the plan will conclude well. Afterall, it's on my list of '50 things to do before high school'.
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-12 11:09:29 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68023
What? I don't understand...
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-11 13:45:30 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68022
Well, I have said that I spent a month researching, and:

The debit card provided with the account can actually make payments via the Internet.

And, using the bank's app for PCs and Android phones, the client is able to convert to (and so make payments in) other currencies.

One additional thing I've found are the daily limits (thus discovering can the card be used for via-the-Internet payments) and a few costs regarding using their mobile app service (including conversion).

P.S. See if Google Translate can translate "Dolje gore gore gore nego gore.".
Commented 3 years ago2016-05-10 12:55:12 UTC in journal: #8702 Comment #68021

That may be very possible to happen in my country, but if the bank, however, does offer accounts for other currencies (and still without being an international account), then that might be a good solution, but I'll have to speak to my parents about that, because I'm not sure if they'd agree, but hey, Euros are common in Bosnia, too. Many thanks for the information.


Prepaid cards act just like debit cards, yes, but I'm not quite sure if they, again, support international payments, but they really do support paying across the Internet, or I don't remember correctly.


Yeah, good idea, but that service is US only, it's lucky for you to live there. Despite that, I'll see that information again.

@Instant Mix

Well, thank you! My English teacher and the school's director, who used to be an English teacher, both said similar things to my mother.
Regarding the cards, the UniCredit Bank (the one I chose) has only MasterCards for debit cards, and 5 types: Teenage, Golden, International, Regular and Prepaid. So the ideal one would be MasterCard International. And if you need proof go here.

Edit: Umm, actually, they also have a debit card for students but that requires an ID card (and I have to wait to turn 15 for that).
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-22 21:16:10 UTC in journal: #8695 Comment #68011
Wait! I saw something on which refers to Steam Wallet cards selling in BiH, this is the thread, but you should use Google Translate since I can't translate it all for you.

In short, they make cheap versions of these gift cards (we call gift cards 'bonovi' which is 'bon' in plural) with the actual code on them. The only difference is that these LOOK cheaper, because of production, but the codes themselves are original. So, a 5€ card costs 16 KM, more than what the EUR to BAM chart says.

Urby was right, thanks for inspiring me to look for some info about it!
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-21 20:25:00 UTC in journal: #8695 Comment #68010
Yes, sorry, I forgot to mention the drive... since nobody here says 'drive' but rather only the word 'DVD'. As if (true) they say 'Put the DVD into the DVD' which sounds very funny. That's what I meant, putting 'cold, hard' cash into a DVD drive. But that was 6 years ago...
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-21 13:13:39 UTC in journal: #8695 Comment #68009
And as a response to what Urby said,

I don't think I can buy Steam Wallet cards, because I live in a country where paid games are pirated games. So yes, here we pay for pirated games, that's how lame Bosnia and Herzegovina is.
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-21 13:09:27 UTC in journal: #8695 Comment #68008
In my response to "How can you "put" a unit of measurement in a DVD-ROM?"

I can't put kilometers, nor miles, but I can put real cash inside of it.

You obviously never heard of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The currency there is called "konvertibilna marka" which is KM when shortened. It means "convertible mark", and many people accidentally replace it with kilometers, the measurement unit for length used in the SI system. So, once in a shop, I saw a price label which said "10 km" which would say that that item costs 10 kilometers, instead of marks.
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-08 22:33:02 UTC in wiki page: Tutorial: Unpluggable TV Comment #100742

I don't think it does ;(
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Commented 3 years ago2016-04-07 17:47:27 UTC in vault item: Water currents demonstration Comment #18609

I accidentally found them on this site:

I'm sorry for not being able to link it properly because I don't know a lot of BBCode formatting.
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-03 15:15:27 UTC in vault item: Water currents demonstration Comment #18371
Actually, I use 3 editors only for .rmf production, only.

Everything else is a... "one-way street". Including textures, models, sounds etc. Although, that "factory conveyor" method could be used on making some of the content (textures, models and such).
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-02 16:14:42 UTC in vault item: Water currents demonstration Comment #17126

I use Jackhammer to create the maps, while Sledge is used by me to convert them correctly, because Jackhammer doesn't export .rmfs very well. When I open Jackhammer's .rmfs with VHE I get errors, so I have to do it this way: Jackhammer>Sledge>Valve Hammer Editor. But it works relatively well.

As for the other programs:

paint.NET and wally (for textures)
Sprite Explorer
Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 (video production)
FL Studio 11 & Goldwave (for sounds & music)

So, I apparently use a lot of them...
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-02 06:37:02 UTC in vault item: Water currents demonstration Comment #16896
I will include the .rmf, as soon as I convert it to an .rmf, since... I use Jackhammer, and it has poorly exported .rmf files. But I know a way: Export as .rmf, open it in Sledge, and then save it as an .rmf.

It's funny how I uploaded it on the 1st of April, but it's not a joke, seriously.
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Commented 3 years ago2016-03-08 03:55:37 UTC in wiki page: Tutorial: Coding NPCs in GoldSrc Comment #101024
Never mind about my "case expression not constant" error, I defined it already... along with fixing my other personal problems with this code.

But, every time the I enter the pit drone's FOV, the game exits to the main menu, literally disconnecting me from the game.
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Commented 4 years ago2016-01-17 01:37:42 UTC in wiki page: Tutorial: Coding NPCs in GoldSrc Comment #101022
Does anybody besides me get an error saying "PDRONE_RELOAD: case not constant"?

Before I got to the reload part, everything compiled fine.