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Posted 14 years ago2008-09-07 13:45:38 UTC
in Google Chrome Post #255031
I'm happy with IE7
Take it back... NOW

Now lets get back on topic and lets not bash IE users for once.
Posted 14 years ago2008-08-28 15:24:47 UTC
in Video recorders Post #254647
I agree that the file-sizes Fraps outputs are insane, I recorded a 1 minute stint of NFS and was about 1GB, but slap it in a Video Editor for 2 minutes and it'll come out whatever size you want it.

Other than that, I loooove it - its so simple to use, they know what people who use it want, and having used Fraps and CamStudio, I think Fraps does a much better job and has less impact on performance.
Posted 14 years ago2008-08-23 11:48:13 UTC
in Video recorders Post #254381
FRAPS doesn't suck, the only downside is the large file-sizes which is hardly an issue after compression. What don't you like about it?
Posted 14 years ago2008-07-09 15:40:30 UTC
in Ati Radeon HD 4850 Problem Post #252303
I remember having that problem with a X1900XTX, turns out it was running in Direct3D and had to switch to OpenGL so that is definitely your problem.

However, I can't remember how I solved the issue, but have you check ATIs control panel for options?
Posted 14 years ago2008-06-26 18:14:34 UTC
in TWHL Cake Decorating Contest Post #251859
DEFINITE win for ZL.

Close thread.
Posted 14 years ago2008-06-14 19:20:37 UTC
in When was the last time you opened Hammer Post #251246
Yeah I totally agree. Another problem I have is that I get ideas all the time, great ideas, but they're only snippets. I then immediately start work on those ideas with little thought for anything else. Then my enthusiasm kind of fizzles out.

This afternoon the most awesome idea for a map introduction hit me, basically involving a lift, blackout, and similar intro effect to that of HL2. I instantly wanted to make it - opened Hammer raring to go, but then thought, "Then what?" My map folder is full of 5 minute wonders with these ideas, worth nothing.
Posted 14 years ago2008-06-14 13:39:20 UTC
in When was the last time you opened Hammer Post #251235
I re-installed my Steam games yesterday after a recent format, along with HL, and it reminded me that I hadn't actually installed Hammer and what not since the previous format (probably around January) I put it all on today and had a trawl through some of my rmfs and had a good laugh.

However what this made me realise was that I haven't actually mapped for ages - I logon to here few times a day still, but I've also noticed that I rarely check the HL forum anymore, which I aim to getting into a habit of now. Of course I do have less spare time than I used to, but the free time I do spend on the computer 'gaming' has me purely playing. I just had a bit of a play around in Hammer and forgot how much I loved mapping and the satisfaction it gives me.

With exams over and a long summer ahead before Uni, I'm going to have a lot more time to play with, so i'm hoping to get Arena Room 2 or even a mini-mod out before the end.

I guess I'm just interested as to how much time everyone spends mapping and whether, like me, they are also guilty of this.
Posted 14 years ago2008-06-14 10:33:59 UTC
in Open for TWHL3 Suggestions Post #251227
I searched for only 5-star maps in the vault and was presented with a few with ratings disabled.
Posted 14 years ago2008-06-12 08:30:58 UTC
in My whole map dark map is lighted Post #251171
Try compiling with Full Vis, if that doesn't work, go to the co-ordinates with problems, apply func_walls those brushes. Otherwise it could be you have to many complex brushes in that area.

Also, you haven't got a box around you whole map have you? Because that causes a bot of MAX PATCHES errors
Posted 14 years ago2008-06-12 07:54:24 UTC
in My whole map dark map is lighted Post #251166
You are compiling with Vis and Rad right? Otherwise, what Penguinboy said.
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-25 13:09:24 UTC
in Desktops of April & May Post #250456
Can't say the same about your choice of OS grin - :D
If potatis_invalid didn't say it, someone else would have :)
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-22 17:10:32 UTC
in 2d, top-down flash MP arcade Post #250261
Not ever = Never

PLEEEEEEASE PEOPLE!!! Take the hint!
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-18 06:47:27 UTC
in Who is Gordon Freeman? Post #250112
Arrggh, i'm just imagining how bad the entire HL series would be if he spoke.

Alyx: Gordon... be careful out there. blushes

Dr. Kleiner: OK Gordon, its your turn - into the teleporter you go.
Gordon: Nooooes, its gonna breaks!!
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-18 06:39:17 UTC
in A door Post #250111
Have played around with the direction options on the second tab of the properties screen?
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-18 05:50:31 UTC
in Spectator cam Post #250108
The camera target is the name of the info_target right? And Captain Terror is right about it moving when first loading, the second you switch to the camera it will be pointing in the direction you setup in the properties window, and will quickly move to point at the info_target.

...And there was no need to bump
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-17 09:44:36 UTC
in Old Notebook HDD replacement Post #250068
Yeah, it should be a really easy job to replace, HDs are usually found in a seperate compartment to the rest of the main-board access on a laptop, like this. Under the plastic base, there's just a few screws and then you slid it out of the connector and lift.
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Make sure the new one uses the same interface, e.g. SATA, etc. If you know what you're looking for then thats fine, otherwise it should have it written on the top of the old one.
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-14 16:27:41 UTC
in Blue Smarties are BACK! Post #249964
They removed them as they had to use artificial colours to make them - but they've now found a new way to make the colour blue using seaweed. Isn't that just great?! :D

Who has a favourite sweet / chocolate?

The suckiness of this thread has just dawned on me.
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-14 13:48:11 UTC
in Blue Smarties are BACK! Post #249955
Is this not the best news ever!...

I mean, seriously WHITE Smarties?!?! What were they thinking?

In other chocolaty news, Marathon and Opel Fruits are also coming back... for those who remember them :)
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-13 10:12:58 UTC
in Chinese earthquake Post #249923
God does not exist
DING!!! 10,000 points!

But yeah, its unusual to have two massive diasters in one week - fluke of course, but no doubt the Environmentalists are already arguing that they were both due to climate change, the ozone layer, or V6 trucks.
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-08 15:22:40 UTC
in Burma Post #249739
Yeah, in some ways I feel like saying 'Fine, screw you then." But we can't, it's not their fault, it's their government.

But honestly, they should accept whatever help they can get - its already too late to help most of them but they're going to need support for months and months.
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-08 12:11:18 UTC
in Burma Post #249730
The only official Death-toll i've come across stated 22,980, so yeah those number sound about right. I don't know how they treat the missing but presumed dead cases, of which there are many more thousands.

What surprises me, at least in England that is, is the relatively low amount of attention it seems to be getting from the media, I remember the Tsunami - that Boxing Day nothing else was shown on television, yet here, half our members hadn't even heard of Burma!
Posted 14 years ago2008-05-08 04:43:44 UTC
in Burma Post #249713
The UN says its planes carrying vital food supplies cannot enter because they still do not have permission to land.
This is just unbelievable though, the stubborn little *****

This is a before and after the flooding...
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Posted 14 years ago2008-05-02 08:21:43 UTC
in YEA YEA! Post #249504
Posted 14 years ago2008-04-28 15:16:57 UTC
in My dog's 9 puppies! Pictures & Video Post #249335
Pleeease post an image of the Jag in pink. Don't worry, any abuse will be aimed squarely at your sister. :P
Posted 14 years ago2008-04-23 07:35:17 UTC
in Do You Ebay!? Post #249088
I Ebay for car parts and the odd PC component, in fact I won a Samsung F1 1TB drive the other day for ?90. BARGAIN!
Posted 14 years ago2008-04-21 11:44:37 UTC
in Counterstrike Levels Post #249022
Ermmmm... you mean single player Counterstrike? :confused:
Posted 14 years ago2008-04-16 05:37:33 UTC
in inspirational architecture Post #248838
Whoa! Thats an impressive archive. That's going to get bookmarked under TWHL :)

Good luck with your portfolio, let us know how it goes!
Posted 14 years ago2008-04-13 06:19:31 UTC
in inspirational architecture Post #248742
Google is your friend!

When I want to make a map within specific guidelines, such as a swimming pool, my favourite port of call are Artist's impressions. Their so clean and focused, so if I can use one of them for ideas, I do.

Take a look at this one, I used a lot of ideas from it for my Pool Compo Map...
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Posted 14 years ago2008-04-02 05:43:57 UTC
in Desktops of April & May Post #248354
Why not?...
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Posted 14 years ago2008-04-01 18:37:43 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #248342
Oh S**T Jaguar, that first one is awesome! I really wouldn't want to be the one compiling the final of that map! :) Really nice feel to it, it just works so well - same with the second, reminds me of the combines walls in HL2.

Great work, definitely don't give this one up!
Posted 14 years ago2008-03-29 21:04:06 UTC
in Earth Hour 2008 Post #248159
I'm not sure about their statement that a dark screen uses the same amount of energy as a light screen - surely there must be some difference, otherwise why would laptops dim their screens in order to conserve battery life?

I think Blackle looks great, and in fact I preferred the look of Google over the last day to the original - I love the black. Especially after a gaming session or sitting in the dark for a while, I hate being confronted by a blearing white Google search - It kills my eyes!

Obviously Google was just making a point, and being the most used search engine it is guaranteed to generate A LOT of interest - but to be fair, its the equivalent of all the political snobs who drive Range Rovers and Jags on a daily basis that are buying Prius', just so it looks like they are doing their bit for the environment. But it the end, if it helps make a difference, i'm all for it.

I grant that rant was purely targeted at Google not at Earth Hour, but hopefully you see where I'm coming from!
Posted 14 years ago2008-03-29 16:30:36 UTC
in Earth Hour 2008 Post #248141
Well, my 120W Spot-lights have been off for over an hour now... however, for roughly an hour and a half i've been playing Crysis which pumps the crap out of my computer, and probably consumes over 500W.

It's great playing with the lights off though! :)
Posted 14 years ago2008-03-29 15:52:09 UTC
in Earth Hour 2008 Post #248136
I'm doing it =]
Good, me too! :)

And I'm soooo sorry I didn't give Google credit for writing that wonderful paragraph. Please, I need a mod to rectify this immediately before they sue me.
Posted 14 years ago2008-03-29 14:24:17 UTC
in Earth Hour 2008 Post #248124
Some of you may have noticed Google has turned the lights out to show support to Earth Hour 2008...

On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour ? from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

Will you be turning your lights off?
Posted 15 years ago2008-03-19 14:30:58 UTC
in Fruity loops Post #247816
I've always used Cubase and love it, its so detailed and the fine-tuning possible is just endless. In my mind it will always win, hands down. However if your into buying software, I think its about 600 quid.
Posted 15 years ago2008-03-09 19:20:30 UTC
in Engine limitations Post #247497
That looks awesome, sort of modern and surreal! Love it! :)
Posted 15 years ago2008-03-05 16:14:19 UTC
in selling logitech g15 keyboard Post #247243
10 quid... and I expect Air Mail to the UK to be included
Posted 15 years ago2008-03-03 20:07:51 UTC
in Where do you TWHL3? Post #247125
Oh no, not one of those ?25 tacky plastic gaming cases from Maplin? :) In-ya-face yellow keyboard is cool though!
Posted 15 years ago2008-03-03 18:52:59 UTC
in Where do you TWHL3? Post #247120
Only new addition is 15" monitor hanging down... I think
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...the Z-5500 has a mental SUB :) That's a Silverstone TJ-07 case, absolutely MASSIVE, and highly recommended for large setups.
Posted 15 years ago2008-03-02 14:26:30 UTC
in Competition 25 Post #247052
Surely both, take Black Mesa Source as an example. Anyone who's played HL and sees BM:S will instantly recognise the scenes, yet they've been greatly improved. They keep the basis and build on it, so you'll have to be clever in order to achieve the right balance.
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-27 18:06:59 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #246735
Yeah, I think I sort of agree, the mapping is awesome, but some of the ceiling textures look a little too well defined, and too perfect. Lighting is great too!
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-26 18:37:51 UTC
in favicon contest Post #246664
Yeah, afraid im inclined to agree...

Lambda is by far the best, and it matches the new theme perfectly. Besides, I like it looking clean and plain, the ones you made are good, don't get me wrong, but they're a little messy in comparison to the site.
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-24 09:27:22 UTC
in TWHL3: The Buglist Post #246511
Strider sucks!
This is a known problem. A fix is currently not known.
Lol! :)

Now i'm probably being picky, but the text at the top-right of the page, Where it says "Welcome our newest member.... etc" doesn't stand out too well what with the HL symbol behind it. Maybe a bold or enlarged font?
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-23 13:26:48 UTC
in TWHL3: The Buglist Post #246356
alex: that is caused by your cache remembering the old versions of the avatars. press f5 whenever you see an oversized avatar, or just clear your cache.
Clearing the cache works.
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-23 11:18:49 UTC
in TWHL3: The Buglist Post #246310
Oh yeah, thanks PB, clearing cache works.

Another thing, though this is probably just personal taste, but I preferred the threads in the forums being in a table format, each one being separated by a line, although it looks nice and clean now, everything seems to blend into one...

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Posted 15 years ago2008-02-23 11:03:50 UTC
in TWHL3: The Buglist Post #246302
I'm having problems with avatars overlapping the edge to...

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Running at 1680 x 1050 if it makes any difference.
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-20 14:47:33 UTC
in Spirit and Elevators Post #246035
If you want to test something, without having to recompile everything, make a new map, and test things there, and when it works, copy and paste it into your real map. If you want to move something without fucking up the textures, use texture lock (the "tl" button, Shift+L or Tool>Texture lock).
...Or just set the compile boundary :)
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-18 15:19:32 UTC
in Gameplay Mod. Post #245924
but surely your time would be better invested in making a mod to go with this... atleast you can make maps to suit your gameplay idea - like for bullet-time, have a matrix style fight! :P

I just think it'd be a lot of work, for something that wouldn't be entirely yours.
This post was made on a thread that has been deleted.
Posted 15 years ago2008-02-14 09:35:47 UTC
in Open for TWHL3 Suggestions Post #245625
Advertising is the way forward, don't you just like rolling over the word 'website' to have a massive pop-up offering free website hosting, the ones where you have to wait 5 minutes for it to disappear or click the X? I love those! :)