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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-09 20:49:36 UTC
in Counter-Strike: Source - crashing after Post #307725
Any information on the crash? I've never had it happen to me.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-08 22:28:50 UTC
in PlanetPhilip suddenly closed Post #307689
Don't take my last comment as ungrateful, heh. I just don't think shutting down a site with such a loyal user base is an option. I'd relegate it off to someone else entirely if I couldn't do it. Hell TWHL has a lineage now. Atom -> Seventh -> Penguinboy. I know this site doesn't take as much time to run though.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-08 19:53:30 UTC
in PlanetPhilip suddenly closed Post #307686
I find that sort of stupid. He should bring on volunteers to help him out.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-27 20:14:02 UTC
in Source Film Maker Post #307454
Meet the Pyro was disappointing compared to Meet the Medic.

It had an ok premise, but it went on for too long.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-27 04:07:30 UTC
in Rchi Minicompo #1 Post #307425
This ends on Sunday, you can expect the floating city compo on Sunday too.

Perfect, heh.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-26 04:12:21 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #307404
Steve Reich - Variations for Winds Strings and Keyboards.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Variations+For+Winds+Strings+And+Keyboards/r4Puj?src=5

I like a lot of his stuff. Most of it is the same repetition+ambient style.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-21 04:31:47 UTC
in Interesting stuff for our brains Post #307291
Hell yeah I can!

It's funny you mention it though. I recently figured out that I've been tying my shoes incorrectly my entire life. I did the normal shoe tie, but it always ended up lop sided and uneven. It has worked fine, but it does have the tendency of coming untied. I've learned that you can fix it in the wrap-around/pull through phase simply by reversing the direction that you wrap around the loop. Now my shoes strings are balanced on both sides, and they don't come undone. :P

Seriously, give it a try if you're doing it wrong.

Edit: See http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/slipping.htm with pictures. :D
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-20 16:09:22 UTC
in Interesting stuff for our brains Post #307274
Only most of them, heh.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-19 09:41:01 UTC
in Unofficial Competition 33 Post #307245
Right-on. Ill set up a compo for that this weekend.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-18 17:12:23 UTC
in Unofficial Competition 33 Post #307227
I have half a mind to make the floating island thing an official competition.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-15 10:59:15 UTC
in Interesting stuff for our brains Post #307108
I wasn't even considering aliens, heh. I'm pretty sure its our people piloting them.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-15 10:18:48 UTC
in Interesting stuff for our brains Post #307104
Well, I'm pretty sure UFO stuff exists. There can't be that many accounts of it for them to not exist.

In which case you could at least make it to anywhere in the solar system in less than half an hour assuming they go ~speed of light.

The material harvesting would make that pretty worth it methinks.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-05 22:22:21 UTC
in Last movie you saw? Post #306815
In Time had the potential to be cool, but I'm pretty sure a system like that could never develop.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-02 03:55:34 UTC
in Thor Feature Requests Post #306671
So you know it's called Sledge now.

I don't think you could get away with that alone though. You would have to make it scale, but also allow subdivisions inside of a zoom scale. Sometimes you need to change small details while looking at the big picture.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-02 03:28:03 UTC
in Wall of Text? Post #306669
I think it was called the World of TWHL?
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-29 00:44:57 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #306549
Murder button and all? :P
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-28 09:35:47 UTC
in Last movie you saw? Post #306537
I think they could've made Andrew's character breakdown happen for better reasons. He turned into a whiner really quickly.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-09 17:09:09 UTC
in Capture The Flag Post #306055
Don't be an ass Collapse. >_>

Do you mean a script or an entity setup?

Which source game do you want this to happen in?
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-06 20:49:03 UTC
in Half-Life Trinity Engine Post #306004
There's no such thing as truly dynamic radiosity right now. BF3's radiosity generation works off of a simplified map mesh, which is then mapped onto more complicated geometry. Their level designers are effectively creating two versions of their maps. Even so it takes a few seconds to compute, which is still too slow to be interactive. It's great for the level designers though.

Even if truly dynamic radiosity could work it would still be a bad choice. Most dynamic light sources are small lights. Their lighting contributions to a larger scene would be negligible, and so the extra computation is there for no real purpose. The largest contributing dynamic light source I can think of is vehicle lights, or maybe even explosions (but they're short lived).

Another downside is that realtime dynamic radiosity would look terrible unless the light-map resolutions were cranked up really high. If you used dynamic radiosity on a flashlight the light would be fuzzy around where it hit. Also the filtering of the light map texture would cause some weird artifacts if you moved the flashlight around. You would clearly see the individual lightmap texels as the light moved unless the light map resolution was non-computationally high.

Really though most light sources are static. Even if you made an effort to use dynamic lights, most of the lights would still be static. It will happen eventually but it isn't worth it now. I think it will jump straight to ray-tracing though. Re-computing radiosity again and again per frame is more wasteful than pure ray tracing because it lights a ton of unseen geometry, while ray tracing only lights what you can see and what affects it. :P
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-06 20:20:57 UTC
in Last movie you saw? Post #306007
Avengers. Pretty damned good. :P

I think it makes me more excited for Thor 2. It's supposed to pick up exactly where Avengers leaves off.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-06 09:31:16 UTC
in Half-Life Trinity Engine Post #305984
You would still have to pre-compute visibility. Even then it's a pretty slim chance it could work on a modern game, because radiosity generation time scales up with geometric complexity.

Even so I dont see the advantage to dynamic radiosity. Most of a scene stays static and unchanging anyway, so it is a ton of extra GPU work for barely any graphical difference.

Deferred rendering provides more bang for the buck.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-04-23 06:50:35 UTC
in Valve Employee Handbook Post #305640
If you're a programmer you need the talent. Talentless programmers don't create valve games.

Edit: Except hammer. Hammer sucks.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-04-22 01:48:46 UTC
in Valve Employee Handbook Post #305590
Yeah, I think my aspirations are renewed.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-04-13 03:48:16 UTC
in Drawception Post #305341
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-10 23:58:11 UTC
in Drawception Post #305234
This game is genius. :o
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Posted 7 years ago2012-03-18 21:59:02 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #304417
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-14 18:02:11 UTC
in Desktops of March Post #304304
Damn. I could never make object dock look good on my desktops.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-02-10 05:04:56 UTC
in WAZZUUUUUUUUUP!!!!! Post #303250
I remember. Where've you been? ;o
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Posted 7 years ago2012-01-15 15:30:34 UTC
in Override all textures in map Post #302731
What reason do you have to make the entire map green?

I'm curious about what you're trying to accomplish. A greened out map would kill all of the definition of a map except for the shading. I can't think of a good purpose. :P
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Posted 7 years ago2012-01-03 23:49:48 UTC
in Bye-bye polygons... Post #302401
Also do the models have more than one orientation yet, or lighting that doesn't suck (Shadows, Transparency, Smooth lighting with lots of contrast)?
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Posted 8 years ago2011-12-06 19:50:51 UTC
in HL3 Rumour Post #301344
I wonder if it would be possible to crowd-source a game.

It would be hilarious to see a game studio release general concept art, a story (in clear sections), and all of the tools required before making a competition out of it.

They would section out chapters, take entries, pick the best ones, and bridge each of them together. The winning teams would then get royalties for every game sold.

That would be pretty awesome. :P
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Posted 8 years ago2011-11-24 15:13:43 UTC
in Minecraft Post #301011
Baww, stone bricks still don't render with that program of yours.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-10-19 17:21:55 UTC
in Minecraft Post #300097
They still haven't updated for the new blocks? I'm tired of seeing my wheat towers invisible. :(
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Posted 8 years ago2011-10-04 19:52:26 UTC
in Minecraft Post #299766
It is probably Jeb. Notch is probably in the heat of Bethesda lawsuit battle.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-28 17:43:42 UTC
in Processed in a speedy 77 milliseconds. Post #299544
function get_execution_time()
{
static $start = null;
if($start === null)
{
    $start = microtime(true);
    return 0.0;
}
return microtime(true) - $start;
}

Call it when your php script starts, and call it again at the end to get the time it finishes in.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-28 17:09:39 UTC
in Team Master for automatic gun turret? Post #299539
I don't think its possible. CS has some limiting entity options.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-26 06:42:48 UTC
in Competition 31 Post #299429
Check the rules on the compo page.
Tool textures are fine, as they're obviously necessary
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-23 19:10:26 UTC
in Water is boring Post #299327
If the trigger_multiple or trigger_once isn't making it invisible, but it still works, just texture the brush with nodraw.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-23 15:43:48 UTC
in Half-Life: Secret Santa Post #299319
I choose source, but I can play either.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-22 17:54:57 UTC
in Half-Life: Secret Santa Post #299275
I already started mine for source. It'll be cool.

But, I haven't mapped for goldsource in a long time. The lack of complicated entity setups and the I/O system might just make me go crazy.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-22 17:13:18 UTC
in Half-Life: Secret Santa Post #299273
Awwwww. HL1 exclusive? :/
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-22 17:12:12 UTC
in Competition 31 Post #299272
If I judge I will promise my end of the results within the weekend that the compo finishes. :P
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-20 18:59:50 UTC
in Half-Life: Secret Santa Post #299157
Its not a compo with "glory" or anything. You should allow yourself a map Tetsu0. ;)

Sign me up. I haven't mapped in a long time, and I think this would be a good excuse.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-12 17:41:55 UTC
in Minecraft Post #298890
I stole you're wheat btw.
I noticed :<
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-12 06:40:24 UTC
in Minecraft Post #298871
I've been meaning to put up pictures of a place I built.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-06 19:59:37 UTC
in Last movie you saw? Post #298700
I doubt that CT. :glad:
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Posted 8 years ago2011-09-05 07:35:44 UTC
in Help - Triggering an ambient_generic Post #298662
You might try extracting the ones out of HL and seeing what format they are in.

I think it only supports some low quality .wav of some kind.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-08-11 04:41:03 UTC
in Minecraft Post #297702
He has even 72 polygons?
One box has 12 triangles.

Two arm/hand boxes, one body, one head, and two leg boxes.

6*12 = 72

^_^
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Posted 8 years ago2011-08-07 14:38:07 UTC
in Haiku thread Post #297512
You were in-part right
although you withheld some facts.
Lies will meet my axe.

The deal was my blood
while the volumes were in yours.
With yours we need more.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-08-07 12:23:16 UTC
in Haiku thread Post #297506
I humbly accept
A Haiku battle to death
To my dying breath

Blitzkrieg bring it on
Your guts will cover my lawn
No piece left un-strewn
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