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Everything posted by stumpy

  1. the boot screen is black with a circle of swirling dots, sometimes shows the microsoft logo, but usually goes back to black with the circle of swirling dots.
  2. there is a offline account, just don't turn the internet on to use it, there's also the option to have no login, if you need to change the drive that windows 10 is on because it died then you need a microsoft account to write a copy of the free version of windows 10 to the new drive, else you have to buy a new version of windows 10 operating system.
  3. the only difference between one type of ray tracing and another type of ray tracing is how many rays from a light source get traced to the camera and how many reflections can one of those rays handle before a cut off is imposed, if the reflections are higher than a cut off then that texture pixel is rendered black. in the persistence of vision ray tracer program, the default is something like 16 rays and 15 reflections before the 16th reflection is rendered black, but you don't really get to that limit unless doing something weird with mirrors.
  4. Everytime windows 10 does a major update it seems to reset the windows firewall removing all permissions, so that when you play a game that needs access to the internet you have to go through the process of getting windows firewall to allow access. The other day it blocked access to steam, had to give permission then restart steam, as once the firewall blocks access the firewall doesn't seem to allow access if the program that has been blocked is running.
  5. unity now has 3 engine versions, one free and two you pay a subscription for, but it now seems the different versions are based on what support you get from unity rather than there actually being a difference in the engine features.
  6. I've had a free game off the epic store but their game launcher isn't the easiest thing to use. epic email me every few days to tell me about the free games, and upcoming games
  7. if you are on windows 10 dont install darkmod into either the "Programs Files (x86)" or the "Program Files" directory as windows 10 sets all files in them to read only, they expect the read/write access to happen in the Users/<name>/AppData/ local,locallow,roaming directories the easiest way is just to create a directory on the drive you want to use away from the program files directorys and then install darkmod into that. things like steam work best installed away from the program file directories, due to steam constantly updating your games library it errors when it can't update because windows 10 makes the files read only, same with some mmog that update directly to their install directory.
  8. if you fix this PBR problem, will there be information on what will have to be changed in material files to get them to work as some of us have custom material files for textures in some maps, and not the generic ones that come in the 'dark mod' pk4 files.
  9. its listed as optional in windows update I haven't installed it because I don't usually install optional updates. due to they've turned out to be crap or blue screen of death bug filled pile of dodo droppings.
  10. selling the story to every news outlet they can find without reporting it to the police first means it probably didn't happen and its a story, as in if they had been to the police they would have been told to not sell the story to news sites until after the trial as giving evidence to the news before the court would make the evidence null and void in court as someone wouldn't get a fair trial.
  11. paper notebook, therefore not online, not hackable, not on phone which is also hackable due it being free with sim card.
  12. some dark window textures will let light into a room even when not connected. maybe the wall is too thin.
  13. On a map I've been working on, every so often, there is a place where you need to use a rope arrow to get in the place quickly, there is a rope arrow hidden in plain sight in case you don't have one, there is another way in but it means dodging undead things that are wandering around, although they are not in yet.
  14. Its remote desktop access, this is disabled in windows 10 home by default, as in the program to remotely access windows 10 home edition doesn't exist in the windows 10 build. Its more likely that an attacker can pretend to be microsoft and do a remote operating system update, only it wouldn't be delivered by microsoft, but by a hacker.
  15. LGS got shut down because of a game not made by them but ion storm's game DaiKatana that turned out to be rather crap Edios published both games companies, and helped build games by supplying both with money, Eidos decided to sink their money in Daikatana and not what ever game LGS was working on. (new game engine for their version of thief 3) Hence LGS ran out of money. Something like that.
  16. its adding the fields to the gui that might be problematic although you could use icons, spider icon for spiders in mission, zombie icon for undead, sunlight icon for day mission, moon icon for night mission, cave icon for underground mission, castle icon for castle map, mansion icon for mansion map, city icon for city map, ruin icon for ruins map, trees icon for woodland map, ship icon for boat map, etc.
  17. demo of games have been replaced by streamers on youtube/twitch who get access to a nearly finished version of the game about two weeks to a week before a game is released, then you have to rely on the fact that they haven't been paid by games company to say nice things about what they are playing.
  18. games being bad is probably due to people at game studio's not being permanent, they move around to different game companies taking the same idea's with them, so you end up with games being the same dull go here pick up item we will show you what you need to pick up as we will hiight it in someway with a glowing outline just like you don't get in the real world, but what you get in nearly all games because someone had this idea that it would be good and then spreads it around all the companies they will work for as it was a good idea at a previous company and so its a good idea at current company and will probably be promoted at next company as a good idea.
  19. to change profile picture click on 'v' thing next to your name while logged on, click on Profile in dropdown box, click on little picture icon in your profile picture, use menu that appears to change profile picture.
  20. isn't the editor more like a descriptive text file, where you describe what you want and the compiler builds from that.
  21. cloud systems normally cloud systems are spread out around the world and your data is split up to be stored in all the different server location around the world, so if a server is hacked then the data stored on one cloud server would just consist of a bunch of unreadable bits. According to google its cloud data is stored on 6 servers based in its basement at its offices in california. Microsofts cloud data is stored on its servers at its headquarters in silicon valley don't know what apple do but its likely to be the same type of system where they store all cloud data in one location, seeing as apple cloud servers got hacked and mobile/cell phone pictures were stolen then it means their cloud data is store not in the cloud but in a single location. likely california so if caifornia gets hit by the big one where california slides into the sea then all that data will be underwater. then its no wonder that Germany has banned the use of windows 10 on there school computers, think of your corusework suddenly over night being lost underwater and unreadable. Although you don't have to use windows 10 cloud system, you can just make backups of your harddrives to a very large nas system, locally.
  22. status updates seem to be in the activity tab at top of the page. between browse and leaderboard
  23. free roam missions are not easy to make, you can't keep the player out of area's that have objectives that get you there via a linear storyline. Like doors that can only be opened by a specific key that only appears in a linear way with objectives pointing to it. All doors have to be pickable. You need to leave readables around a map that point at hidden objectives that either trigger an objective to appear or the objective only appears after you've completed to objective the readables point to. You can't spawn in objects or only make objects interactable when a objective is discovered. For a free roam map there needs to be multiple ways to get to different locations in the map, either at street level, sewer level, roof level, or somewhere between street level and roof level, either high up walkways on the sides of buildings, made of either steam pipes, dead steam pipes, drainage systems, or inside buildings like vents.
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