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Offline Jad

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1920 on: March 11, 2011, 03:19:49 pm
U n U

After hearing about the Christchurch quake, now we get japan's biggest one to date, and huge tsunamis and stuff.

' ___ ' all of this is mighty unsettling. I really hope the coming quakes and waves will be more benign.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1921 on: March 11, 2011, 03:27:51 pm
I hope so too, especially since my girlfriend is in an area where tsunamis might hit :/
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Reply #1923 on: March 11, 2011, 07:50:05 pm
wishing our japanese pixelers and their families are ok. saw some pretty terrible footage earlier this morning. lots of weird 'events' happening around the world lately. stay sharp all!

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Reply #1924 on: March 11, 2011, 08:07:42 pm
I hope everyone's okay. :(
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1925 on: March 11, 2011, 09:22:01 pm
My brother is in Tokyo, he's alright and says that a lot of people have sustained injuries. Most are scraps and cuts, a few deep gashes. Though there are still a lot of people with broken/shattered bones and probably a lot of concussions.

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I <3 Japan, hope more people are ok.

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Reply #1926 on: March 15, 2011, 05:01:32 pm


meaningless to most, but meaningful to a few. Finished the first loop.
Could somone give me the meaning of this please? I am pretty sure it's some game but I don't know what one. Enlighten me!

Also: Earlier in the thread people were talking about their videogame purchases, and I'd like to get my two cents in.
Don't forget that there's a ton of awesome old DOS games and open source games out there, all for free. Certainly at least some of these will be ones your friends have never played! A couple of good sites for DOS are http://www.abandonia.com/ and http://hotud.org/. I've played (or at least dipped into) loads of good DOS games that I never played when they originally came out. :) I think one reason I play DOS games is that they're free and many of them are really good. They haven't really aged despite the introduction of shiny new 3D engines, etc etc.

One game I really must recommend is Dwarf Fortress. Great stuff! It's probably the most 'fun' game on my HD at the moment. By that I mean that I think I get the most enjoyment out of it.There's some awesome tutorials out there: the Complete and Utter Newbie Tutorial for Dwarf Fortress is still great, if outdated; it can teach you the basics. Find it at http://afteractionreporter.com/2009/02/09/the-complete-and-utter-newby-tutorial-for-dwarf-fortress-part-1-wtf/. You can then head over to the Dwarf Fortress Wiki at df.magmawiki.com/ for more info. Also Captnduck's DFVIDTUTS are pretty great. Search him out on YouTube. As for the controls which so many complain about... all I can say is, persevere. I guess I found it easier because I'm used to using half-baked or arcaic commandline and open source software interfaces.

Minecraft is another recommendation if you like Legos, but it costs money. Way easier to get into though. Buy it at http://www.minecraft.net/

EDIT: Oh and if you like racing games then Supertuxkart at http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/ is really very polished for a open source project. No doubt there's some good DOS/NES/other old ones available too.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1927 on: March 18, 2011, 12:10:09 am
I ran across a resource (drawing lessons) the other day that included this (resized and rearranged a bit):



Balancing colors and composition is something I seek to understand.  Are there any good rules of thumb?  Or books/websites that cover this sort of thing in detail?  There seem to be a lot of places that cover the basics with a lot of vague talk, but I haven't found anything with any depth.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1928 on: March 18, 2011, 02:50:41 pm
http://www.protomen.com/

Amazing. Saw them at PAX east and didn't like them. Talked about them with a friend and I think I might be in love.

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Reply #1929 on: March 18, 2011, 04:03:55 pm
http://www.protomen.com/

Amazing. Saw them at PAX east and didn't like them. Talked about them with a friend and I think I might be in love.

I have no idea what this is about and would appreciate it if someone would reply to my previous post before going on to discuss new things?