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Posted 1 year ago2018-06-03 12:03:30 UTC
in TWHL4 Discussion / Bug Reports Post #339788
Maybe you could build in some way to flag certain admin-only things, like thread-revival requests and name-change requests.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-06-02 09:01:52 UTC
in TWHL4 Discussion / Bug Reports Post #339760
I don't seem to be able to change the uploaded files for my maps. Attempting to upload a new file brings up a "Whoops, looks like something went wrong." page.
File is not problematic, I successfully made the same edit on the beta site (before it was the actual site). I also tried a blank .zip file and had the same result. Other edits to the vault item that I tried ("files included", description) appear to function as expected.
(I know you know, but for the record, I am doing this through the twhl-beta.info url, just in case that changes anything.)

Also, I can see that pixel Dr. Orange mentions. Using Firefox, have Ctrl+F5'd.
Jessie JessieLadytype
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Posted 1 year ago2018-05-29 01:29:36 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #339725
I feel like if this is going to take me anywhere, it's going to lead me to try some of the Warioware games. I understand they (most of them?) are developed by the same people as Rhythm Heaven, but I've seen very little of them.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-05-28 22:40:29 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #339722
I recently got back into Rhythm Heaven Megamix (which is still a fantastic game, by the way), and it made me want to go back and check out the games that preceded it. So I've just played through Rhythm Tengoku (with an English translation since it wasn't released outside of Japan; the game is simple enough that I probably didn't need it, but it doesn't hurt) and am now on Rhythm Heaven, which is kind of a pain on an emulator due to its emphasis on the touchscreen of the DS. I'm considering just going and buying a real copy of all of these games since it just so happens I have exactly the right consoles and handhelds for me to be able to play them all...
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-05-24 23:00:06 UTC
in Darkriders Post #339702
I'm curious exactly how the combat system will be like TES 3, because Morrowind doesn't necessarily jump to mind when I think of good first-person melee combat. Which elements of it are you looking to emulate?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-05-19 22:34:04 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339662
Unforeseen Consequences edges it out 6-4! I'm sure it's an honor just to be nominated...

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Surface Tension vs. Unforeseen Consequences! Go ahead and put this final nail in.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-05-17 08:49:47 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339624
Nope, I sure didn't forget this again! Surface Tension wiping the floor once again with 8-0! Remember, journey, not destination!

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Anomalous Materials vs. Unforeseen Consequences! Give us a good fight!
Jessie JessieLadytype
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Posted 1 year ago2018-05-13 01:53:47 UTC
in Illegal brushes? Post #339570
Yes, Alt+P is usually pretty good about picking that stuff up. Usually.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-05-12 21:36:54 UTC
in Illegal brushes? Post #339568
Usually brushes become problematic through vertex manipulation when certain planes become malformed (say, a square plane where a single vertex gets moved perpendicularly, thus causing the plane to become non-flat, which is a big no-no). Some other actions can cause it too under certain circumstances, such as skewing or the clipping tool. Another possible cause is concave brushes, which the engine can't handle. Think making a flat pac-man shape out of a single brush. You would have to divide the shape into two (or more) brushes such that any one brush never had a vertex with an internal angle of 180 degrees or more.

I'm probably forgetting some of the proper mathematical terms.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-05-05 23:35:25 UTC
in Windows XP usage Post #339504
The only reason I can imagine me ever using XP for is old games that don't function on 64-bit OSs.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-05-02 21:42:58 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339478
Unforeseen Consequences wins 8-1! Or maybe 8-0! It hardly matters! We're down to the semifinals, and it really is just a battle between two relatively small sections of the game!

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Surface Tension vs. Questionable Ethics! Can the slick, foreboding labs hold out against the military onslaught?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-30 09:30:44 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339462
Except when it's Interloper, apparently.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-29 22:33:57 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339455
Anomalous Materials wins 6-3! Sorry for the delay, I was... busy... not remembering this thing existed!

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Unforeseen Consequences vs. Residue Processing!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-19 22:06:13 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339387
Questionable Ethics 6-2 next

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Black Mesa Inbound vs. Anomalous Materials!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-19 07:42:23 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #339372
I do wonder what part of the creation process led them to think people would want less roleplaying in their Role Playing Game.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-18 22:32:39 UTC
in The Hype-o-matic (Upcoming games) Post #339364
This thread definitely existed. I know not what happened to it.

Well, there's my Steam Wishlist for stuff I'm interested in that already exists. I'm going to claim (incorrectly) that that counts. The outlier there is Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, which has no release date, but which will be kept at the top of that list until release or cancellation.

There's Monster Hunter World, which unlike these tentative fellows above, I am all about. If things go a certain way, I may end up playing it on PS4... which is not to say that I won't buy it on PC as well to play with the aforementioned fellows.

Dark Souls Remastered has my interest. I got into that game way late, so the prospect of actually interacting with the online elements of the game is a curious one. There's also a high chance that the PC version won't be the burning garbage the original was.

I keep an eye on Astroneer, Black Mesa and Dead Cells; all games currently playable through Early Access but which I will have much more interest in upon release. (Except maybe Dead Cells, which I have played in its current state.)

I don't own a Switch yet, but I probably will someday, so I've got a list of interest for that too. Yo, that LABO comes out tomorrow! It seems real neat!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-18 22:11:07 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339362
Surface Tension wins something-0! No real point in checking what the actual number is! Let's move on!

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Questionable Ethics vs. On A Rail!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-17 00:15:06 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339341
I was going to let this run a lil' longer to establish a clear winner, but apparently I've already let one win with exactly this spread, so nevermind! Unforeseen Consequences wins with 5-4!

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Surface Tension vs. "Forget About Freeman!"! We're up to the quarter-finals! Interesting to note that of the eight chapters remaining, they are all in two groups of consecutive chapters with the exception of On A Rail (which is only one chapter removed from one of those groups).
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-15 21:52:46 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339330
Not many Gonarch's Lair fans out there. Black Mesa Inbound trouncing with 8-0! Now, we finally reveal the last of the chapters, which deduction could have already spoiled, etc. etc.

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"We've Got Hostiles" vs. Unforeseen Consequences! The introduction of the HECU, or the introduction of all hell breaking loose?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-14 01:13:47 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339317
I'm not sure I follow the logic of all that, but I get the gist. Good info! I think the site I used to get the base image mentioned something about seeds, but I didn't use them. I think it just randomized the seeds. I'm not sure why it would include them at all in that case, but whatever, it would up being random, so I'm happy.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-13 23:37:16 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339315
Oh, I thought these were seeds like in an actual tournament. No way Gonarch gets a 2 seed though so did you randomize them?
(I don't know what seeds means in this context, I just randomized the order they appeared in.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-13 21:17:02 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339311
Questionable Ethics wins 7-2 despite the Apprehension revelation! Mondegreens really mess you up, huh?

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Gonarch's Lair vs. Black Mesa Inbound! The headcrab queen battle; or the complete other end of the game where it's still just another commute to work?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-13 12:06:09 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339304
Not to be that guy, but I believe that it's "Nice hit"
That... makes so much more sense. How did I not realize earlier that that's what he said there
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-12 21:26:06 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339296
Weird! Surface Tension won somehow with 7-1! Well, at least it's the journey, not the destination! Like this next matchup...

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Apprehension vs. Questionable Ethics! Dank waterways, monsters of the deep, cold, cold rooms and the player's capture, or slick labs with the first hints of the major alien/HECU conflicts?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-10 23:14:51 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339283
Good enough! Residue Processing wins 5-3! I think I agree with that. On to our first repeat with...

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Surface Tension vs. Power Up! Which is better, the HECU's and aliens' main assault, or... uh, Power Up again? (I'll have to change my format once we hit quarter-finals!)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-10 20:38:50 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339281
I'm going to make an arbitrary decision and say that we need at least 8 votes, so I'm not going to end this one just yet.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-09 22:02:50 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339269
We had a pretty good weave of votes going there for a while, but Anomalous Materials takes the cake with 7-4. Just for the record, if we ever bump into a tie situation, I'll break it by just voting myself (which I haven't been doing). Next!

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Residue Processing vs. Interloper! Which is better, the post-knockout clamber through the processing facility, or the latter levels of Xen?
(NB: The trash compactor is not part of Residue Processing.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-08 21:13:33 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339254
On A Rail wins 5-4! Closest round so far! Frankly I think everyone who voted for On A Rail is wrong, but oh well. On to...

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Anomalous Materials vs. Lambda Core! Which is better, the pre-disaster stroll around Sector C, or the jaunt through the Lambda Complex, from pumping coolant to pre-Xen long jumping?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-07 22:49:01 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339242
10-0 to "Forget About Freeman!"! I guess that boss fight isn't the greatest of its kind, but I don't know how Half-Life could have ended any better (short of a straight up better boss). Next up is...

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Blast Pit vs. On A Rail! Which is better, the system-turning-on runaround with a visit to a big ol' generator, or the trip through the old, sprawling rail system with a visit to a big ol' rocket?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-06 23:07:34 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339228
7-2 to Unforeseen Consequences! I think I agree; UC is a relatively impactful chapter, while OC plays a more transitional role between the immediate impact of the resonance cascade and the arrival of the HECU. Anyway, on to...

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Nihilanth vs. "Forget About Freeman!"! Which is better, the final boss fight in all of its crystal-breakin', jump-paddin', teleportin'-away glory; or the chapter with the HECU on its last legs as the player is nearing the Lambda Complex?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-05 20:33:37 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339212
Apparently I can't guess for toffee when it comes to which of these are going to be close, so I'm going to stop doing that! Black Mesa Inbound takes this one by a considerably more balanced 6-3. Also the votes are dropping at a steady rate of 3 per round, so this bracket could become defunct in 3 more rounds! Next up, we've got consecutive chapters with...

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Unforeseen Consequences vs. Office Complex! Which is better, the player's first-hand look at the devastation of the resonance cascade on the previously pristine labs, or the romp around the office area, replete with vent-crawling, freezer meats and elevator-shaft-climbing?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-05 00:06:08 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339189
@Unq: I don't think I can replace that specific image where it's hosted, and without freaky moderator powers, I can't change the link itself. One of the higher-ups might be able to do it, but I won't bother them to care deeply about this thread.

Also, since Unq mentioned it, I will remind people that the Xen chapter is indeed only the first level set in Xen. The rest of that part of the game falls under other chapters.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-04 21:22:49 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339186
Alright, once again, a pretty one sided 'bout; I was sure there'd be more people batting for Hazard Course! But Questionable Ethics takes it 11-1. Something tells me this streak will continue with...

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Black Mesa Inbound vs. Xen! Which is better, the timeless (yet lengthy) transit system ride, or the player's first proper trip into the borderworld, with long jumping and strange laser crystals?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-03 20:44:56 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339171
Well, I count that as a pretty definitive 15 - 0 to Power Up. Which, y'know, as much as I like that G-man speech, it wasn't much of a contest. For the record, the order these chapters are appearing in was randomized, so it's a shame a one-sided matchup like that came first. Anyway, onto the next round, which could be a little more balanced...

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Hazard Course vs. Questionable Ethics! Which is better — the classic tutorial that was likely the first bit of Half-Life many of us played, or the classy lab with caged monsters, laser shields, surgical machines and... whatd'ya mean, "overcharge"?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-04-03 02:13:40 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339151
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I've got too much time on my hands, so let's do a thing! We're going to use "science" to figure out what the best Half-Life chapter is. Which is to say, I'm going to present pairs of chapters to y'all and you'll vote on which is better. How you qualify which is "better" is completely up to you. Feel free to discuss your reasoning! Discourse is good!

Every day (roughly), I'll come back here and put up the next round. All you have to do is name your choice. No backsies if you miss out!

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First up is Power Up vs. Endgame! Which is better, getting the generator going to kill a Garg and head off on the train, or being stuck in an interactive cutscene while the G-man gives you an enigmatic speech?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-03-27 23:30:34 UTC
in Choose one Post #339121
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Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-03-23 22:49:32 UTC
in Make a killabe gman/kingpin... in HL1 Post #339083
(I will now note that I assumed you meant killable in the direct sense.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-03-23 21:48:03 UTC
in Make a killabe gman/kingpin... in HL1 Post #339080
If you mean plain old Half-Life, then you can’t. You would have to make a mod with custom code to allow that, or make your maps for a mod that already has that.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-03-23 10:19:50 UTC
in Your all time favourites Post #339078
Hey, I can only pick one!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-03-22 23:00:47 UTC
in Your all time favourites Post #339076
Oh hey, I'm terrible at picking all-time favourites! I can't promise these are all all-time! (Also I like the idea of these expanding gradually and arbitrarily.)
Food & Drink
Snack: Just about anything within my vicinity — notably biscuits
Meal (Breakfast): Pancakes b/w strawberry jam and whipped cream
Meal (Lunch): A nice filling sammich or two, with plenty of meat and cheese
Meal (Dinner): Impossible to pick, but let's say — A sushi train (well, the non-seafood options anyway)
Dessert: A big ol' slice of any given cake
Hot Beverage: Chai Latte
Cold Beverage: Thickshake (any flavour, but I do particularly like caramel or lime)
Alcoholic Beverage: Any that aren't near me
Non-Cheddar Cheese: Feta
Veggie: A spread of potato, sweet potato, cauliflower and broccoli (steamed, b/w butter)
Fruit: Pears (would be mangoes, but they're so damn messy)
Sauce: Sweet chili sauce

Entertainment
Movie: I'm not much of a movie person, but — Spaceballs
TV Show: MST3K
Youtube Channel: UncommentatedPannen (he dissects Super Mario 64 down to its very core, and it's really interesting) (here's the more well-known video from his... not-uncommentated account; a good starting point)
Web-Based Entertainment: Homestar Runner
Video Game: Half-Life (banal, I know, but I'm here for a reason)
Video Game Series: Monster Hunter
Video Game Track: Jazz Jackrabbit - Tubelectric
Book: The Discworld series by the late Terry Pratchett
Band/Artist: Rush
Track: Rush - Red Barchetta
Classical Music: Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor

General
Color: Purple
Season: Winter (bugger the heat forever)
Animal (domestic): Cat
Animal (wild): Bigger cat
Hobby: Video games
Physical activity: Rock climbing (though I never really have a chance to do it)
Day out: A day in
Night out: A night in with friends
Foreign country/culture: Canada
Time of the day: Twilight
Flower: Hibiscus (there was a hibiscus that grew where I grew up, a sort of red/orange colour — that one specifically)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-03-04 10:07:40 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #338935
More Into The Breach! Still really loving it! It's so fantastically balanced. It's almost comparable to chess, with the 8x8 board you can study for a long time trying to find a move that minimizes the damage the enemies can do. The dead-basic mechanics boil down to dealing damage, and pushing units. Enemy actions are telegraphed, and if they are moved, the attack will move with them. The first squad you have is a simple combination of the two, that has each mech starting with an attack that can both damage and push. As you unlock other squads, they become a little more specialized, with squads that rely on setting fire to enemies, or excel in positioning enemies where they'll hit other enemies, and so on. The latter is the squad I'm currently playing through with, and since the mechs do little direct damage, each turn becomes a dance where I must find the right moves to make the enemies do the damage for me. It's so satisfying to make it all work.

I've also been playing some XCOM: Enemy Within. I don't know why I avoided these games for so long. I think I thought they were bound to be a shitty reboot of a title I'd greatly enjoyed in the past (which has happened a little too often, I'm sure you'll agree). Turns out they strip out all the unnecessary clutter of those old games and leaves a streamlined, enjoyable experience. I should do a TWHL squad run on ironman mode at some point...
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-02-28 06:54:26 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #338883
Into The Breach released today. Made by the same folks as FTL (but easier). A really neat, distilled turn-based strategy game. Mechanics are boiled-down and simplified in such a way that you'll always have a perfect handle on what the situation is, but challenging enough that you'll always have to put some thought into your next move. I like it! Definitely recommended.

(P.S. For the next week or so, FTL comes with it for free if you get it on GOG.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-02-27 22:52:50 UTC
in Creating Textures Post #338881
For whatever reason, I've avoided creating custom textures like the plague. Now I'm facing the prospect of needing to do it. So I thought this would be a good chance to field any tips, tricks and suggestions you might have regarding creating textures! Anything you've got, put it out there.

I'll pop this video I found in the depths of YouTube here to start off.
https://youtu.be/TXr7i8iP2IA
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-02-27 06:40:58 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #338877
Recreating a location but don't have textures for the signs on the front? Just use vanilla Half-Life signs!
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Man... I really need to break out of my habit of sticking to stock HL textures. It's just not going to work for this one...
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-02-15 22:34:02 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #338837
But who is killer mood?!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-02-08 09:16:23 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #338804
I've finally had a chance to play Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004) after... well, I remember seeing it probably around 10 years ago and thinking it looked neat then.
There is... way more Mount & Blade in that thing than I ever would have guessed. Obviously M&B came after Pirates, but I guess I just wasn't expecting the similarities.
Jessie JessieLadytype