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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #120 on: May 22, 2013, 11:06:22 am
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haha nice.. sort of like a mix between Total Recall and Switchblade. Getting that 'switchblade' ish look for the big floor tiles in Mode 0 is an accomplishment :) I like the darker schemes, screens that are overall excessively bright is a typical CPC graphics failing.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #121 on: May 22, 2013, 02:45:48 pm
Carnivac, have you tried spacing the scanlines out a little more so the image isnt as dark?  I like the scanlines actually, but wonder if it might be better a little more spaced out.  They look better in the new screenshot though, probably because the added darkness works with that scene instead of against it.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #122 on: May 22, 2013, 02:53:56 pm
Carnivac, have you tried spacing the scanlines out a little more so the image isnt as dark?  I like the scanlines actually, but wonder if it might be better a little more spaced out.  They look better in the new screenshot though, probably because the added darkness works with that scene instead of against it.

Please, enough about the scanlines... seriously.  I've just had a bit debate about it all on a CPC forum and even modified the game engine so now it has seperate options for both the horizontal and vertical scanline overlays (so they can even both appear at same time as shown at http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6865.0;attach=9250;imageand both have independent transparancy values of 0-10 with 0 turning that scanline overlay off and 10 being full black)... I'm sick to death of the subject.  I just want to work on the actual gaaaaaaaaaame...  :'( :'( :'( :'(  :o :'( :'(

sorry if that came out a bit rude or angry.  I didn't sleep last night and I just wanted to get a lot of work done on this project today and it seemed I had to spend about 3 or 4 hours having discussions about scanlines which aren't even part of the game so just got very frustrated.  Didn't mean anything by it all.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #123 on: May 23, 2013, 05:39:36 am
Has anyone had their wacom starting to respond poorly?
I find I have to press really hard or several times.. Not constantly, but now and then..
I've been googling without any results and I'm starting to fear that I'll have to get a new one :(

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #124 on: May 23, 2013, 05:50:55 am
Good news is that at worst it's almost certainly the pen which aren't TOO expensive to replace. I would check to make sure the nib is in place correctly, and not too worn down. I know it sounds counter productive but try hitting the pen nib into the desk fairly firmly. I'm not entirely sure if this applies for all models so look it up but if you pop the side button off there are 2 little screw like things, one of which adjusts the sensitivity. Could also be typical driver issues so try updating those or using it with another computer if you haven't already.

Good luck

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #125 on: May 23, 2013, 07:31:14 am
Has anyone had their wacom starting to respond poorly?
I find I have to press really hard or several times.. Not constantly, but now and then..
I've been googling without any results and I'm starting to fear that I'll have to get a new one :(
I've had responsiveness issues with my Wacom Intuos 3 in Windows 7 once.
After the following three steps, it worked fine again.

I suspected that Windows' own tablet services were interfering with the Wacom drivers.

1.) I disabled "Flicks" in Start->Control Panel->Pen And Touch.
2.) I installed the most recent drivers and reset the settings in Start->Control Panel->Wacom Tablet Properties to their defaults.
3.) I set the start type for the "Tablet PC Input Service" to "Disabled" in Start->Administrative Tools->Services and made sure that only "TabletServiceWacom" is started automatically.

Sometimes (rarely) the tablet starts acting weird while being in use, then it usually helps here to restart the "TabletServiceWacom".

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #126 on: May 23, 2013, 08:19:09 am
Is anyone deving on the ouya?
Just curious to hear some stuff about it.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #127 on: May 23, 2013, 02:14:57 pm
I thought it was the pen too, but I've recently replaced the nib.
But thanks for the help! I did shutdown the service as Dennis mentioned and it seemed to do the trick! Awesome  :y:

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Not deving on the OUYA yet, but will be soon.
As soon as the two people on the team have gotten theirs, so I guess indirectly.

I like the OUYA but I'm still skeptical if it's a platform you can make a living on, especially after seeing some horror figures for early sales.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #128 on: May 23, 2013, 04:45:22 pm
In "Control Panel" -> "Programs and Features" -> "Turn Windows features on or off", you can also disable "Tablet PC Components". Should include everything Windows has to offer for tablets, which isn't anything useful in my opinion.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #129 on: May 23, 2013, 09:21:37 pm
Crow: That actually does not turn off the circle shit. Turning off the service as Dennis pointed out works.
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