Journals

UrbaNebula1 year ago2018-05-25 12:41:54 UTC 10 comments
I remember once, when I was young, my Grandfather was telling me stories about the war. He told me one story that always stuck with me.

One day, in the midst of the European invasion, he had leapt into a Spitfire and flown over enemy lines. He had then jumped out of his plane and parachuted down to a flag held by the Germans. He took out the four man squad single handed and then defended the flag is it gradually crept down the flagpole, turned into a British Union Jack and then started to climb slowly back up.

Unfortunately, he was then shot and killed by a German sniper who had run up to him, jumped into the air, span around and shot him without looking down his scope.

When my Grandfather respawned, he was surprised to find that he was now figthing for the Germans, as the battle had been pretty unbalanced up to that point. He leapt into a German Tiger tank and got back into the fray.

I'm sure by this point you have figured out that this is not a true story. However, a couple of days ago, EA and DICE released the Battlefield V trailer. The trailer features, most notably, a British female soldier, with a prosthetic arm, fighting on the front lines. Naturally, everyone reacted to this in a perfectly reasonable and level headed manner.

DID THEY BOLLOCKS!

The amount of bile I have seen surrounding the content of the trailer almost makes me ashamed to be a gamer... Countless people have slated the footage for not being historically accurate, which is what the Battlefield franchise is known for (There is a game in the series that includes bipedal robo tanks... but let's gloss over that for now)

There are literally zero videogames that offer an authentic World War One/Two experience because it would be fucking MISERABLE. But the idea that including female soldiers with prosthetic limbs fighting on the front lines is offensive and disrespectful is a fucking joke! It's a VIDEOGAME for fuck's sake, not a DOCUMENTARY! It's supposed to be entertaining! Not historically accurate.
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For those that are genuinely interested by the way, my Grandfather was an engineer in WWII and while he didn't see a lot of combat he worked on Spitfires primarily, and did a damn good job of keeping them in the air. :D
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Admer4561 year ago2018-05-17 18:56:56 UTC 4 comments
Discovered an ancient gem: 3D Studio 4.0 (DOS, 1994)
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One of the pre-rendered images that came with it:
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Now I'm getting a sudden urge to move from 3DS Max 2016 to 3D Studio 4. Lol.
UrbaNebula1 year ago2018-05-12 16:30:16 UTC 12 comments
Got myself a new motor! My trusty old Kia Rio from 2009 packed up and I've been using my wife's car for three months. Not great. Ordered a new one in February, but was told the second week of May would likely be the earliest I would get it.
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Welp, the second week of May has arrived, and so has my new Kia Rio 2018. The difference is pretty incredible. Central locking, electric windows, bluetooth connection for my phone. I know none of this is particularly impressive by today's standards, but consider that this is moving over from a car that had wind-down windows and no air-con.
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Yeah, pretty happy bunny today.
Snehk1 year ago2018-05-05 19:46:57 UTC 5 comments
I will become a godfather tomorrow!
Jessie1 year ago2018-05-03 21:01:17 UTC 14 comments
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The number of gargantuas in Half-Life
-
number of ostensibly friendly apaches in Half-Life
+
the number of tentacles in Half-Life
+
the number of living scientists in the Xen chapters of Half-Life
)
*
the number of Ospreys in Half-Life

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I mean, there's no real way to cloak the purpose of these journals, but hopefully I can at least give some maths that needs to be pondered rather than just looked up. (I hope I got the right numbers!)
Loulimi1 year ago2018-05-02 23:59:51 UTC 8 comments
Finally finished with my BSc!!! :D (Well, apart from a demo that I need to give tomorrow.)

Time for me to log back in to twhl.info and see how's everyone doing.

Is the Core finally released??? Is TWHL v4 finally ready??? (My computer is still displaying the old version but I guess that's a cache problem... right?)
satchmo1 year ago2018-04-24 17:59:56 UTC 6 comments
Has anyone seen "Ready Player One"?

Why does the end credit mention "Valve Corporation"? I didn't spot a single character from any of the Valve games in the film.
Snehk1 year ago2018-04-21 10:10:38 UTC 1 comment
Shameless advertisement time!

BlackRite Interactive

I had set up a development and publishing studio about two weeks ago. Only four people account for it so far, but there's time for recruitation.

If anyone wants to join us or ask for our help, feel free to message me on ModDB.
Admer4561 year ago2018-04-19 17:24:00 UTC 8 comments
For the first time in my life, I won a competition. =D
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"Regional Spelling Bee champion is Admer [...]"

(darn, I smile in such an ugly way :/)

Either way, that explains why I was holding a GoPro Hero 5 Session in one of the recent images in the ShoutBOX.
My English professor told me that my victory was like a perfect retirement gift to her. And now the entire Stolac is talking about me. Lol.
Striker1 year ago2018-04-15 07:48:26 UTC 14 comments
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He is kicked out of the idyllic multi-potentiality land and forced by the unmerciful laws of physics to evolve towards a chosen essence.
All voices scream: you've tasted existence, now you must become, or else!

He'd rather have a third option... though life is interesting and solving the problems of becoming life-giving and life-enhancing seems an impossible yet achievable task. And it waters his mouth and makes him enthusiastic.
Suparsonik1 year ago2018-04-12 21:24:36 UTC 3 comments
The project I've been working on for the past 3 years is released as a game on Steam! Check it out! http://store.steampowered.com/app/793670/The_Wastes/
Rimrook1 year ago2018-04-06 09:35:43 UTC 3 comments
Flying out to California to work on a movie called Tryptic: Journey Through Cancer.
I’ll be shooting the interviews for the behind the scenes. I won’t be editing anything, that’s up to other people. So yeah, gonna be some work. Gonna see a bunch of friends out there as well.
Admer4561 year ago2018-03-31 09:13:37 UTC 6 comments
So, my 3ds Max 6 DVD is no longer usable as my DVD drive seems to be dying. :/
I could use my 2005 HP Compaq to make an image of the DVD, so there's still hope.

Looks like I'll try out 3ds Max 2012 and 2016 soon. It really makes me wonder if either of them will run. :)
Tetsu01 year ago2018-03-18 00:14:03 UTC 8 comments
As an American, I don't know a lot about the other cultures of this world. But what I do know, is that during the weekend of Saint Patrick's Day, in the United States, everybody is Irish.

This holiday might not make sense to a lot of people, but in the United States, the idea is to get drunk with Irish whiskey and beer, eat Irish food, and have a lot of fun.

Quite frankly, it's my favorite holiday.

Everybody wears green, everybody gets together and Cooks good food, brings good beer, and we all have a lot of fun drinking for no reason, other than some silly holiday that says hey... We should all drink and have fun.

Anyway, TWHL, all of you have been great to me, and I wish you a happy Saint Patrick's day, and I hope you all have enjoyed some delicious beverages, enjoyed some delicious food, and I have had a fantastic night/ weekend.
DiscoStu1 year ago2018-03-15 17:54:32 UTC 15 comments
I had been considering the acquisition of new computer equipment.

But there's one thing I had completely forgotten: Windows 7 will refuse to run on Skylake processors or newer. Seeing as I'll be forced to go to Windows 10 (or, okay, Linux) and I can only find negative opinions online, I figured I'd ask those who have more experience with it: Is it still an awful mess of half-assed design? Has it seen any improvement?

Stojke is not welcome to post here. Everybody else, your experiences or comments are welcome.