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Posted 1 week ago2018-11-28 22:04:28 UTC
in Post Your Desktops Post #341343
"Archie" said:
Striker said:
That... looks cozy-er than my place. This is a shitty picture to sell yourself as an office worker.
Not sure I understand
I'm the one for dim lights too... sort of. I use a desk lamp oriented towards the wall most of the time at my place. I hate ceiling neon lights. I work in an open-office with lots of ceiling neon lights. It's a pain I can't complain about, it's probably seen as a trifle.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 month ago2018-10-13 10:12:26 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #341030
@Urby: In those first few photos the landscapes look surprisingly familiar to what I'm used to around here. I think I could get used to living there quite painlessly.

Shot I took this summer in Buen Retiro park (Madrid):
Alfonso XII monumentAlfonso XII monument
Inspirational architecture.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 3 months ago2018-08-23 17:54:02 UTC
in (Release) Half-Life: Echoes Post #340644
This provided a nice couple of action packed evenings. I don't play a lot of HL these days but a friend of mine pointed me to this and then I saw this thread. I found myself staring at all that eye-candy (for HL standards, at least). Really loved some areas, like the metro station, that glass-tunnel area where some jets keep passing by etc. It made me realize, more than the original HL, just how massive is the Black Mesa complex.
The difficulty was well balanced I think, I did have some frustrating moments but eventually got through them. The attention to detail actually became annoying at some point, in the positive sense (made me shout "what the heck, did this guy really just spend all that time for this?). I think the amount of time that went into this is obscene by my standards, but with sacrifices comes good quality things.

What can I say. It's 2018 and I'm more impressed by a mod for a 20 year-old game than AAA titles - probably because I realize just how much effort went into this.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 3 months ago2018-08-23 17:39:31 UTC
in Post Your Desktops Post #340643
Archie said:Finally got my own office at work, so I've made some homely touches!
That... looks cozy-er than my place. This is a shitty picture to sell yourself as an office worker.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 3 months ago2018-08-14 16:24:53 UTC
in Competition 35: Vanilla Half-Life Post #340540
Oh my God.
Translation: Shit, once again I shall have to postpone progress of The Core.
  • might not be right, but the thought of that made me chuckle.
As for myself, I don't think I'll have time to participate :(. I'll play the entries though if I remember about this.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 5 months ago2018-07-01 20:19:02 UTC
in TWHL4 Discussion / Bug Reports Post #340039
Hello, I have a journal notification but there's no link to the content, and I'm not sure what this means.
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I checked my last journal entry and there's no new entry there.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 6 months ago2018-06-11 17:17:02 UTC
in E3 2018 Post #339890
Found this on reddit:
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Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 6 months ago2018-06-11 07:27:17 UTC
in E3 2018 Post #339887
I just saw the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, it was uploaded last night. Although I'm more into natural landscapes and stuff, this game looks very pretty and brings me a strong vibe of Ghost in the Shell.
The car looks very cool User posted image, but if I'd be a hater I'd say:
  • >2077
  • >internal combustion engine
[EDIT] I think I accidentally the spoiler tag.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 6 months ago2018-06-10 07:23:37 UTC
in E3 2018 Post #339859
Cyberpunk 2077 could be relevant to my interests, despite the only CDPR game I've played being The Witcher 3 which I thought was seriously over-hyped.
First time I hear about this thing. Went to youtube only to discover that there's just a teaser, 5 years old. Now I have to read about Cyberpunk 2020. Has anyone from here played the boardgame this videogame is based on? (Cyberpunk 2020).
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 6 months ago2018-05-12 16:59:39 UTC
in SharpLife - Dot Net Core based modding p Post #339561
Like... I'm struggling to learn and and apply a programming language (currently mainly using Java) to make a living, and many times I feel like an impostor.

But after seeing this...
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*goes out for a walk Escobar style
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 6 months ago2018-05-12 16:45:07 UTC
in Illegal brushes? Post #339560
I can't believe that site is still up and running. Holy crap.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 9 months ago2018-03-06 17:49:18 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #338957
I actually have pictures of me playing Duke Nukem on my Pentium 2 computer when I was about 8 or 9. I'm curious to try this one too :D.
I AM FULLY ERECT!!
Erect yourself somewhere else man, there are kids in here!
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 10 months ago2018-01-19 10:00:44 UTC
in NPC voice acting in 2018 Post #338672
Hello guys! I'm currently at work but somehow I remembered I have an incomplete source project I'd like to work on this year, yet I know there's no chance I'll feel good about it without some character animation and voice acting for the NPCs. I haven't touched mapping in a lot of months, and I"m not eager to learn a new game engine, I'd sort of like to continue what I've started in Source.

Last thing I knew about NPC voice acting in Source is that it's kind of impossible. The phoeneme editor(or what's it called) didn't sync well with the spoken words. Is that working now? I know HL1 is much easier since the NPCs just sync their mouths to the sound, but I don't want to go to HL1 again...
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 11 months ago2017-12-19 20:28:25 UTC
in What the Health? Post #338433
I'm highly skeptical about a documentary that has "vegan" in its title. I would like to try a vegan diet at some point just for the sake of the experiment, because I like doing experiments. But skipping through the video at some point a person says that the casein protein in the milk is responsible for autism and other childhood illnesses. What a load of bullshit. When I was a kid I was drinking milk every day, and some days I'd have sheep milk and I ate a lot of cheese made from sheep milk. I don't remember having any problems from it, albeit I recognize that I'm statistically insignificant in this case.

Recently watched some speech by Neil Tyson where he used as an example a spelling competition where one kid says "Cat"(right), another says Kat(wrong), and another XGB or what(wrong). The thing is that Kat and XGB are both equally judged wrong, even if Kat is, well, less wrong. Such is with the way of most of our thinking, since we're human beings and it just gets over our heads to integrate a lot of information. My point is that one needs to inform oneself from lots of sources, without completely accepting the information as the ultimate truth and have a holistic approach on things like how to live healthy. What if I say go on and have an eskimo diet because they have low probability of having heart problems due to their omega 3&6 intake - and this by eating mostly only meat and animal fat. But there's a catch: their genetic code is different and have adapted their bodies to this diet.

In my opinion, our western lifestyle problem lies in the high doses of highly refined carbohydrates(and the worst - added sugar) combined with a sedentary lifestyle. If we're able to solve just this problem, I think we can eradicate a lot of illnesses.

Veganism is a non-satisfactory alternative for now. We don't understand enough of how our bodies work to say that veganism is the answer. I'm actually interested if we have any data about veganism over sufficient long periods at all to draw some conclusions - as is with the eskimo diet, mediteranean diet etc.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-12-02 15:55:08 UTC
in Post Your Desktops Post #338278
That wallpaper is mouthwatering for some reason TJB! Do you have a collection of these, from some sort of place? My go-to place right now is alpha wallhaven but I rarely stumble upon pieces of art like yours.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-11-24 23:32:45 UTC
in Post Your Desktops Post #338203
Man you're in London too! I've got to schedule a visit there at some point to have a beer with you and Skals :D.

The situation is similar with me too. I've been using a laptop for the past 4 years where I stay now, having a dual-monitor PC at work. My computer is at home, though it's getting very old at this point (the last game I played on it was The Talos Principle and was at the limit of playability with 20-30 FPS).

I've contemplated getting a new PC, but I usually like investing in a top-of-the-line or at least medium-high spec so it retains its value for years to come (like my laptop, which only at this point I'm starting to think it might need replacement). Lately I've studied the possibility of using the computer as a way of passive income, using it for mining. Unfortunately the profit isn't significant when using one card. Buying a Vega64 or GTX1080 for example would pay itself in Ethereum in about a year, at this point at least (but value and difficulty of mining vary so it might be longer or shorter).

If I ever get serious with machine learning, then I might consider such a configuration. It's a bit of a budget killer, an i7/Ryzen7 + GTX1080/Vega64 + 16GBRAM + 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD + the rest of the stuff needed and a dual monitor setup breaks my arse at about ~2500$. I simply can't justify buying such a monster at this point - mainly because - holy shit that's a lot of money - and if I ever get a desktop, my "desktop-replacement" laptop would make no sense and I'd need a 13-15 incher for just getting around, good enough to code and stuff.

Woops, wall of text.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-08-25 07:25:26 UTC
in HL2: Episode 3 Post #337015
You just ninja'd me. I was rushing to TWHL to post the same links before I even started reading.

[EDIT] Read it. Although I can't explain, I kind of understand why Valve didn't pursue the release anymore. The whole thing feels... depressing. It barely leaves a note of hope.
Adding to that, non-linear time events described in the story would make players confused, and game designers even more confused as to how to transpose this into gameplay.

The story also screams a lot the Philadelphia Experiment. Not a bad thing, but I guess they focused too much on that Borealis ship and in the end it probably didn't offer a good enough climax for the series.

But I bet this story will be picked up by the community, and what Valve didn't want to do, the community will.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-05-23 19:52:04 UTC
in HLDM Server! Post #335020
He was ass-testing the floor?

[EDIT] I'm never able to find someone on the server :(.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-05-23 06:01:12 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #335014
Get your hands off
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Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-05-18 07:03:28 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #334949
I didn't play DOOM yet, but I love the hardcore style of its OST.

Know any other songs or playlists like these? I usually cycle my music style, today I'm feeling metal :D.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-05-14 11:35:43 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #334882
That looks very nice for GoldSrc, Windawz.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-03-27 19:38:21 UTC
in Sledge (Hammer Alternative) Alpha Build Post #334123
BUG REPORT:

I can't set "Start Off" to a trigger_push brush. I select the respective checkbox and hit apply. When opening the entity properties again it's again unchecked.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-03-12 15:32:52 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #333922
Oh my... I almost want to lick that. It looks delicious Crollo, even if it's metal!
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-02-18 20:00:46 UTC
in HLDM Server! Post #333605
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Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-02-03 12:42:58 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #333312
@Archie, when you say "cunt" in Scottish, is the "t" pronounced or do you use the glottal stop?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 1 year ago2017-01-19 20:04:48 UTC
in The creator of the Deathmatch concept 19 Post #333109
I bet you guys have the same strange feeling about millennials like me getting to know Half-Life (although it was released in my life-time).
I get a weird sensation when a 12 year old kid is telling me about playing San Andreas, he was born after it!

There are few games I played that were released before my date of birth.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-11-21 16:55:16 UTC
in That time of the year again... Post #332381
I'd say 25 Dec, but be careful with the number system so you don't accidentally schedule it for the next year.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-11-20 08:43:42 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #332350
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-11-15 17:10:11 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #332294
So that's why my mind was going haywire these days...
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-10-21 16:34:15 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #332083
I've played that game but didn't finish it. The visuals are breath taking.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-10-09 14:59:01 UTC
in Hello Post #331952
Hello. I think I remember you, you had a Marylin Manson avatar? Yeah, I was new on the forum and 14 at the time. We're country neighbors! :D

Welcome back :).
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-10-06 10:26:46 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #331907
Whoever says Java is crap certainly hasn't consulted the TIOBE index.

It's actually the purpose of the language which wasn't to create high-performance games.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-09-16 18:21:31 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #331697
Wow! Wasn't Dimbark 9 when he joined?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-07-13 18:00:12 UTC
in Interactive Story Post #330801
walk in your underpants from here on.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-07-12 12:06:55 UTC
in Interactive Story Post #330788
kangaroo propelled harvesting machine
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-06-18 08:10:53 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #330505
@Striker 15 Dec 15 (Waaay too late to comment, but w/e grin - :D )

Use more cleaning solution on those pins, that was a bad solder joint which could crack easily.
The soldering wire is actually a tube with cleaning paste inside it. Additionally I use some rosin flux to periodically clean the soldering iron. I don't usually have problems when the surfaces are clean, although I don't solder that often to be experienced in this.

@Vodka: Hello there!

@DiscoStu: I didn't know Mars can be so visible in the night. Was this taken with a long exposure? It feels ... big :\ (did you use tele?). Also Photobucket seems like a shit image uploading service. It loads so slow and I usually don't have problems loading sites like these.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-06-16 17:29:32 UTC
in What's up? Post #330475
I send exam questions with whatsapp to my big sister when im in exam. She did completely ture, but sensei gave me 92 points. And i passed
Uh-oh. Please don't do that unless... you're truly desperate. Even then, it's like something you should never brag about.
I've seen colleagues pass exams like this and it's never a good feeling, because you simply feel cheated.
But first of all you cheat yourself. If you apply this tactic you'll never be able to fully be proud about that result. And believe me: you'll only hurt yourself as in the real world you'll need to solve problems. In the real world you can't cheat like that.

Try your best to understand the stuff you learn.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-05-21 06:43:24 UTC
in HL3 Post #330170
That is a clickbait title. Also the only reference they give in the text is a deleted domain.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-05-14 09:02:01 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #330129
Alrighty then guys, I totally understand because I'm also on a very tight schedule these coming 2 months and also have some bills to pay so I won't afford to pay these months again, nor supervise it.

I'm going to archive the world on the server and share it on Dropbox, for anyone who wants in the future to start a server again and maybe start where we left off.

TWHL Minecraft World March-May 2016.-

The server has been cancelled. Thanks for the time together!

On another note, @Tawnos: I remember you posted a journal. Why not post some pictures with the beast? :biggrin:
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-05-13 07:16:31 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #330107
I have to pay the hosting provider by 15th of April. Donations reaching maximum 5$( 5$ is the cost of the hosting) are welcome in bitcoins and litecoins. Please revisit the first post of this thread, I'd be grateful.
That time of the month again! I'm feeling like Jimmy Wales :crowbar: . It seems like people don't quite visit the server anymore. Nevertheless, I'm not making assumptions and posting this instead.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-05-01 19:28:53 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #330011
Awesome places. Monaco looks like a place to visit in this lifetime.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-04-13 16:33:48 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #329887
I have to pay the hosting provider by 15th of April. Donations reaching maximum 5$( 5$ is the cost of the hosting) are welcome in bitcoins and litecoins. Please revisit the first post of this thread, I'd be grateful.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-04-05 22:12:13 UTC
in Sledge (Hammer Alternative) Alpha Build Post #329681
I know 1MB isn't massive, but I view the site on my phone quite often and it all adds up!
When you pay 3 euros/month for 5GB of mobile internet those problems cease to exist.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-04-03 17:08:55 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #329651
Is there a new wave of good mappers coming to TWHL lately?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-04-01 17:00:02 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #329611
The server was updated to the latest version.

Computercraft seems really cool, unfortunately it's only available for 1.8.9 yet. It also says it require Minecraft Forge, but is that a server-side thing?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-03-31 15:33:09 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #329596
Minecraft 1.9.1

Minecraft 1.9.2

Do you think these versions are worth the effort of updating?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-03-27 09:58:19 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #329569
Shaders Pr0n

So I installed the OptiFine mod, which by itself is quite recommended to have(you can squeeze a bit more FPS on lower-end machines). This is required to run shaders in Minecraft. I then downloaded Sildur's Vibrant Shaders (Medium), and later in the screenshots(later edit: seems like the screenshots were not uploaded in the sequence I took them) I also installed S&K Photorealism resource pack.

The result is pretty damn impressive:

User posted image

Click the image to see the album

This is not for low-end machines, but should work quite well on mainstream modern graphics cards. I've got an nVidia GeForce 650m on my laptop where I tested this, it's from 2012, and got between 20-25 FPS on 1600x900 resolution.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-03-25 13:35:59 UTC
in Texture Types Post #329545
I've got the same feeling that an archeologist finding a working mechanical computer from ancient Greece would have.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-03-21 17:47:55 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #329500
I figured out how to configure the overview mapper and make a crop of the visible area during night time. It's also possible to rotate the view, so now Jessie's home is visible!

Click the image to see the album:
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[EDIT] How do you get a skeleton horse? (actually somebody asked on a sign this already :)) )
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 2 years ago2016-03-20 20:55:13 UTC
in Minecraft Server Post #329485
Having some fun with HL1 sounds, thanks to AngryCarrot:

linky

[EDIT] Some screenies from the skies:

Stu's modern house:
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The lake area, near the spawn (Atom's house is here, mine and Shepard's)
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Zach's house
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Current exploration of the map. You can notice that far to the west there's a jungle meeting a desert, lots of goodies must be in that jungle! To the south there are some plains with horses. To the north-east there are some interesting island formations. Not too far from Tet's house also, to the south-west from spawn is a village I think he discovered.
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Tetsu0's home and his road for which I think he put more effort that he wants to admit. Parallel to that runs a water canal for boats which connects the spawn lake with the river near Tet's house.
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Another view of the spawn
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