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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-25 17:08:27 UTC
in Video Compression Post #200827
Of course you'll lose quality. You're scaling down from a 1024x768 video to whatever DVD size is, and then you're drawing it on a telly with 525 lines vertically (haha, NTSC). It's going to look a lot worse. Have you never noticed that the average PC monitor is vastly superior to the average telly?

You have me curious now. What does the DVD-Video spec. say about resolution?

The highest resolution you can make an NTSC DVD-Video is 720x480. Then you've got the crappy 525 lines on the actual telly, so it'll look crap, really.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-25 15:19:26 UTC
in in-game advertising, is it right? Post #200804
I've never bought a DVD with advertising on it. I mean, not proper advertising. Obviously they had the studio names, etc., but not, you know, "BUY COCA-COLA". Not unless it was in the content of the film... is that what you mean?
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-25 13:45:46 UTC
in in-game advertising, is it right? Post #200798
Well, DVD's have ad's in them, we buy them.
What kind of DVDs do Americans get?
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-24 12:40:03 UTC
in 2000th topic Post #200678
You wasted your time, chaps. The counters are a bit out-of-kilter from being deleted in various places. Yes, there's a "topicCount" field in the "forums" table.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-24 12:36:51 UTC
in in-game advertising, is it right? Post #200676
I shan't be buying BF2142 largely due to this. What the fuck just beeped at me? Regardless, yeah, I don't want to be playing in "the future" and suddenly, in the middle of the mothership or whatever they're called, find a Coke advertisment. If it were a modern-day thing, like BF2, and the place was clearly a place to have advertisments, I wouldn't care and would just think of them as atmosphere. I guess that wouldn't sell anything, though. Just add a touch of realism to the scene.

Adverts in modern-day industrialised city environments, fine.
I believe that the game more than makes up for the ads. Animations, graphics, lighting, textures, all amazing. THe new Titan mode is fun as hell, and the v_model weapons look astounding. I do find the ad's annoying, though.
You paid for the game. If it was free, fine, silly ads ahoy, otherwise no.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-23 11:34:45 UTC
in TWHL3 Post #200543
It's probably a browser disagreement. Is it fixed-width too, while the rest ain't? You know, same amount of horizontal space for an "l" as an "h"?

Anyway, that's a horrible hacky thing and will be much better in the future.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-19 19:24:13 UTC
in Desktops of early October Post #200170
My new Kubuntu desktop will appear here soon.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-19 19:23:50 UTC
in TWHL3 Post #200169
Did the idea for more preview screenshots of a map in the map vault dissolve yet? or will we be able to post pics in the map description by linking them?
Something like that.

Anyway, this isn't a final feature list. Once TWHL3 is up, it'll be much easier to add things than it is to add to some of atom's older and more minimalist code (it's a miracle some of it isn't all on one line for "efficency").
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-17 06:55:26 UTC
in TWHL3 Post #199896
Yes, it does. Either that, or you'll submit the changes, and then all the mod has to do is glance at it and click "alright, yeah" rather than having to get the tutorial file, hunt through it, correct it, re-upload it and change the modification date in the database.
hmmm, a twhl "team" option would be cool... As in, if you decide to make a little modding team, it would outline what the mod is, who is in it...
That would be the Projects section which I've mentioned and is half-written ;).

Oh, and quote button: good idea.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-16 18:52:55 UTC
in TWHL3 Post #199878
Nah, just a page that lists all the topics you're subscribed to. Kinda like an RSS feed viewer, but, you know, without the RSS. I'm pretty sure it's in various forums.

Then again, maybe I'll have an RSS feed. Undecided.

Anyway, I'm pretty realistically expecting to make decent progress now. Intend to knock one thing off the list per day, on average.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-16 18:00:05 UTC
in Portfolio. How? Post #199872
"Fall through" means "not happen" in England. How funny.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-16 17:59:21 UTC
in Wii's first bad move? Post #199871
If you do your research, you will find that the new features in both are not much different from each other.
No points for correctly guessing which'll be more used.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-16 17:57:37 UTC
in TWHL3 Post #199870
Still todo:

General
  • Customisable front page (selection of sections to show, etc., and perhaps count adjustment for different resolutions)
  • Statistics page
  • "Allow remember across PCs" check for "invalid cookie".
Resources
  • Inline tutorial revisions by authors and moderators, perhaps with submission of drafts as well as suggestions
  • Members tips, moderated before posting, can be appended to tutorials
  • Multiple page tutorials
  • User-submitted tools!
Community
  • Extended profiles (lanaguages spoken, XFire addy, PC details, etc.)
  • Javascript bbcode helper
  • URL checking for maps in the MV (checking that the headers for the path return 200)
  • Good search stuff for maps, fora, others
  • Full navigation ranges for MV, etc.
  • Mass PM handling
  • Proper quoting
  • Specific bbcode ([map]id[/map], etc.)
  • Timezone converter by member
  • Ranks or similar
  • Spam protection
  • Some colour code control
  • Better MV icons
  • PNG transparency avatars
  • Read receipts for PMs
  • Birthdays
  • Proper special threads for competitions (custom thread icons denotable by moderators)
  • PM block list
  • Server query stuff
  • TXT thread-save dilly
  • Thread subscription
Administration
  • Detailed access control for moderation, allowing, for example, banning a particular user from shouting, commenting on maps, etc.; perhaps using groups too
  • Togglable e-mail registration thing for tough times
  • PM to users when their threads are moved, etc.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-16 14:54:30 UTC
in Competition 22 Post #199848
I'm optimistic.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-15 13:04:40 UTC
in Half-Life: Uplink Extended Post #199765
The full thing?
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-15 12:36:37 UTC
in Custom DLLs Section Post #199760
It'd either not allow you to customise it much, or being unspeakably stupidly impossible.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-15 09:35:11 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199752
Dream Theater - Awake
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-15 09:34:16 UTC
in Wii's first bad move? Post #199751
I'll be getting a Wii mainly because I have a PC. PC will always lead in terms of graphical quality, so why would I bother purchasing a console that pretends it's on top of next-gen graphics? I'd rather get something that tries something different.
Ditto.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-15 09:33:24 UTC
in Custom DLLs Section Post #199750
I'm not sure that enough people make them for general enough purposes to better Spirit.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-14 12:08:33 UTC
in Forecast for youtube selling to google? Post #199653
Would be rather helpful if you explicitly said where you're from. Deutschland?
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-14 08:51:03 UTC
in Concerned, The Death Of Gordon Frohman Post #199638
I do believe you might be refering to the Perry Bible Fellowship, Alex?
No. What's it called, Loffe?
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-14 07:38:37 UTC
in Concerned, The Death Of Gordon Frohman Post #199630
C&H > all except that one ZL has the name of which eludes me.

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrape time!
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-13 20:12:19 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199603
System of a Down - Peephole

lies monkeyis...

Nirvana - Rape Me
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-13 17:45:23 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199597
Smokers Die Younger - X Wants the Meat
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-13 14:26:05 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199578
Rammstein - Amour

Rather good, I think.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-13 13:31:27 UTC
in Ha, awesomeness Post #199574
Quit yo' bitchin', it all works perfectly.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-13 13:29:28 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199573
Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-13 06:38:26 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199507
Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO)
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-12 19:26:55 UTC
in Forecast for youtube selling to google? Post #199455
Wrong. A British billion is also 10^12. 10^9 is SI and American, though. For once, we're doing better than you. SI or STFU.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-12 15:23:09 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199418
Nirvana - Very Ape
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-12 09:13:31 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199376
Tally Hall - Marvin's Marvellous Mechanical Museum
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-12 09:13:10 UTC
in Forecast for youtube selling to google? Post #199374
thats 1,600,000,000! go math!
Go Englis! [sic]
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-11 17:38:06 UTC
in Portfolio. How? Post #199323
Posted 13 years ago2006-10-11 16:27:52 UTC
in Forecast for youtube selling to google? Post #199290
Yeah, bit out, mate? [url=Do your research[/url].
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-11 13:42:00 UTC
in Best Engrish ever Post #199264
Posted 13 years ago2006-10-11 12:54:56 UTC
in The corrupt wish Post #199249
Rimrook fails.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-11 12:54:34 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199248
Regina Spektor - Daniel Cowman
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-11 09:03:35 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199233
James Taylor - Line 'Em Up
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-11 09:02:40 UTC
in Competition 22 Post #199232
Yeah, gotta agree on the custom content stuff. If custom stuff for HL is fine, then it should be for Source. C'mon, you've all had long enough to get the hang of such stuff now.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-10 06:55:41 UTC
in Competition 22 Post #199143
Well, Slayer can judge it still, and Ant and Rabie like the ideas, so as long as Source maps aren't competing with HL maps... fine. We'll do it like Ant said, and I'll post news and a different description to such effect later. I really want to play CS:S now, though.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-10 06:54:06 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #199142
Green Day - All The Time
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-09 04:37:02 UTC
in Desktops of early October Post #199056
Weird.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 18:02:15 UTC
in Hammer In Graffiti Post #198990
Whoa. You look much cooler than I expected. I expected a brown bowl cut and a little round head.

Fuck knows why.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 18:00:14 UTC
in Server HELP Post #198989
You need it on the server too, yeah?
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 17:59:34 UTC
in Competition 22 Post #198988
Well, can you judge Source maps, Slayer?
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 08:37:44 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #198925
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 07:02:15 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #198921
Graham Coxon - Baby, You're Out of Your Mind
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 06:57:58 UTC
in Gamingparents.org Post #198919
Oh yeah, that's why.

Aah, I thought you meant "lawyer" in a bad way.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 06:56:09 UTC
in The voice of TWHL Post #198918
'Course I read it, but... never mind.

I'll record some later.
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Posted 13 years ago2006-10-08 06:55:08 UTC
in SteamCastle models/mapping/textures Post #198917
Link straight to the images in future.
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