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  1. I saw that we have a YouTube page (maybe we've had it for a while & I'm just finding out), apparently automatically generated. https://gaming.youtube.com/game/UCBIJ1NKkWkp8hbiHiN5KqpQ

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    2. jaxa

      jaxa

      *Not to say FenPhoenix Let's Plays are off-topic, just that they are not live streamed.

    3. Bikerdude

      Bikerdude

      What exactly is it..?

    4. demagogue

      demagogue

      There are apparently so many Let's Plays on YT that they decided to make automatically-generated homepages for every game to hold all the LPs. That's what this is in a nutshell.

  2. I'm looking at this stairway right now waiting for my train, and all I can think is tsk tsk, messy brushwork! http://i64.tinypic.com/15y7tpd.jpg

    1. demagogue

      demagogue

      Stairs appearing to poke through walls like that drive me crazy.

    2. Sotha

      Sotha

      Sloppy build sure, but I like the worn and dirty looking textures.

    3. Bikerdude
  3. Wanting to help out on a git project... Is it just me or is Git a lot more complicated than SVN? I don't remember this much trouble contributing to Darkmod. (Of course it doesn't help that this new project I have to build on a Linux virtual machine.)

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    2. demagogue

      demagogue

      Haha, yeah, basically just follow directions by rote. I'm never entirely sure what I'm actually doing and crossing my fingers I'm not overwriting something, whereas on SVN you're pushing buttons that are more or less transparent about what they'll do.

    3. AluminumHaste

      AluminumHaste

      I had the same problem when going from SVN for TDM, to GIT for DarkRadiant, whenever it didn't just work, I had no idea what do to. Usually just running it again would make it work.

    4. SeriousToni

      SeriousToni

      I also dislike Git. We have to use it at work and I ever fear it most, when you manually have to merge stuff. A pain in the *** every single time :D

  4. You have got to be kidding. You need an Apple device to access a news story? Don't they know the principle that information wants to be free? "This story is only available in Apple News. To view this story, open the link on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later and Apple News."

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    2. freyk

      freyk

      For me, it was living in a small golden cage.

    3. stumpy

      stumpy

      probably a selling ploy by apple, buy us to read us.

    4. demagogue

      demagogue

      It was the story about CERN possibly finding a new particle (which is significant because unlike the Higgs, no one was really looking for this one, so it'd bring new theory with it). It was easy to find elsewhere, but that makes Apple's closure of it even more curious. Closing sensitive Apple crap is one thing, but a public story looks like Applites are so submerged in that way of thinking they don't see how dumb that is.

  5. Walking around, look up, and I'm at SquareEnix. Anyone think I should leave a present in their shrubbery for what they did to Thief4? The place is massive btw.

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    2. Bikerdude
    3. MoroseTroll

      MoroseTroll

      @demagogue: What about an inscription with your "favorite" quote from T2014? I vote for "Garrett, I'm slipping! Give me the claw!!!" Or maybe "My hook is bigger than yours" :)...

    4. Sotha

      Sotha

      Go in and give 'em a copy of TDM?

  6. In the last 2 days I visited an embassy aand a castle, and both had entry gates where doors were on perpendicular walls (ie, no line of sight). It was clearly for security reasons, but all I could think was, well they've obviously thought about visportalling here.

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    2. jaxa

      jaxa

      You took photos for texturing?

    3. demagogue

      demagogue

      Well they're Japanese styled. And while I'd love some Japanese assets for ninja themed levels, to be worthwhile we'd really need a whole asset pack--textures, models, AI--to give it justice.

    4. jaxa

      jaxa

      All your life must be devoted to furthering TDM

      show us the textures

  7. Some dictionary awarded a 'best new words of the year' (I guess that got added this year), and one was 'ghosting'. It only took 17 years, but it's finally been made official. Now let's see if we can get taffer or lightgem.

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    2. demagogue

      demagogue

      I'm sure it's been used as long as the word ghost has, just with different meanings. The one in OP apparently refers to ignoring someone on social media. As if social media sociology deserves the recognition. =L

    3. Sotha

      Sotha

      I've heard people using 'ghosting' in Dayz: i) get into firefight on a public server, ii) log out, iii) log in to a quiet server, iv) move to advantageous position, v) log out and log back in to the original server to surprise the enemy from the new, better position. One of the reasons people like to play on Private shards.

    4. OrbWeaver

      OrbWeaver

      I'd never heard of the social media meaning of "ghosting" before. I assumed the new definition was the usage from the Riddick movies (where it means "killing people").

  8. Big earthquake in Tokyo today! It started with the ground dropping straight down, what felt like a foot or so straight down. I've never felt that kind of plunge before. Then a few seconds later the shaking started up.

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    2. Airship Ballet

      Airship Ballet

      Let's hope they don't blame Demagogue in their angry search for the gaijin causing the earthquakes.

       

      I got blamed for some automatic doors not working because I was stood near them all suspicious-like, just waiting for someone to come out of the shop. Japan is just worlds apart, somehow I even loved the xenophobia on the few occasions it cropped up, maybe owing to how different it was to usual racism. More defensive than aggressive, really cool. I'm envious that you get to live there!

    3. freyk

      freyk

      I hope you are okay.

      Get accustomed to these moments or move tot another country. Japan is lying on a earth faultline.

    4. Diego

      Diego

      wow, sounds like a strange experience.

  9. Some of us are looking for a coder for a Thief project. A guy named Tos released the sourcecode for his multiplayer version of Thief2. The catch is it's not currently compatible with New Dark. Can any of you think of any coder & Thief fan that might be interested in trying to get it to be at least compatible?

    1. demagogue
    2. SeriousToni

      SeriousToni

      I wished for this to happen since he abandoned his own project and hoped this will becme true since New Dark came out. Sadly I can't do coding. :( Good luck with this VIP (very important project :)

  10. Zero Punctuation's Yahtzee reviews The Dark Mod! www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOSVGysMTzI

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    2. nbohr1more

      nbohr1more

      I'll take this over a fake mission release thread any day :)

    3. Airship Ballet

      Airship Ballet

      Noooo, what can I get people with now?! Shouldn't have slept in...

    4. grayman
  11. I'm excited that Voxel Farm has finally released their tools to the public. http://procworld.blogspot.jp/2015/03/get-voxel-farm.html

    1. demagogue

      demagogue

      Anybody fancy making a "Minecraft meets Skyrim" clone and cashing in for a few billion?

    2. Xarg

      Xarg

      Can I be the consultant who achieves little and still makes a more than tidy sum?

    3. Xarg

      Xarg

      Alternatively we could just make yet another DayZ ripoff and cash in hard on that too.

  12. I can't believe it's taking 8 minutes to download just the screenshots of Briarwood Cathedral, only 2.3 MB. Forget about the FM itself! Wifi in developing countries like Burma has a long way to go... =L

    1. OrbWeaver

      OrbWeaver

      The fact that you can even get Wi-fi in a "developing" country seems like pretty substantial progress.

    2. Tels

      Tels

      The screenshots shoulnd't be that big tho, they are displayed quite lowres in the menu, anyway. Anyone for slimming them down?

    3. demagogue

      demagogue

      Not worth it. I'll see them & get the FM when I get back to Japan.

  13. Messing around in my notebook and somehow a map gets drawn in. Hmmm... What could it mean?

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    2. Vae

      Vae

      Too medieval for D&D!?

    3. Sotha

      Sotha

      Medieval and visportals? Hmm? I give up. What can it mean? It could be anything... ANYTHING! ;D Good luck with the project, man!

    4. demagogue

      demagogue

      My favorite D&D modules struck me as earlier than medieval for some reason, but I have a bad memory of the nuts and bolts. Been too long since I played.

  14. Messing around in my notebook and somehow a map gets drawn in. Hmmm... What could it mean?

  15. I did the political compass test and apparently belong in a Pirate Party. I wonder if being part of an open source project has influenced my politics. I do think information & people want to be free.

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    2. Lux

      Lux

      I got to page 3 before I realized this test is probably put out by the administration to gauge the people's climate and future implications.

    3. demagogue

      demagogue

      I think it's run by a university. I don't doubt statistics are collected, but since it's taken internationally I think it's more valuable to professors than any gov't.

    4. Airship Ballet

      Airship Ballet

      Might even be helping somebody out with their dissertation.

  16. Another cool building tool in VoxelEngine:

  17. I just saw a reporter Ann Lucia whose name was pronounced Loo-chee-ah. I always thought it was Loo-see-ah. So what's the proper way for Tears of St. Lucia?

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    2. demagogue

      demagogue

      But I'd give Spring's way priority if someone asked me too. =)

    3. Lux

      Lux

      I would say it, Loo-chi-a, and I'm American.

       

      Tomato TomAto.

    4. jaxa

      jaxa

      let's call the whole thing off

  18. Anyone interested in categorizing our FMs by type (City, Forest, Mansion, Church, etc)? It would be a really useful list to have. See this thread: http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/14846-fm-list-by-type/

    1. Obsttorte

      Obsttorte

      We may cut this down to some basic categories and specify them a bit more.

    2. demagogue

      demagogue

      Ok. Note there are 2 jobs here. For the TTLG thread, we need to use their categories. For our own purposes we can do whatever after that.

  19. Another update on ProcWorld. I love following this project. http://procworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/video-update-for-april-2013.html

    1. Sotha

      Sotha

      Neat how the system just does not draw polygons that are not in view...

  20. I posted some photos over on TTLG of my time teaching at a Burma law school if anyone is curious. http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141222

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    2. demagogue

      demagogue

      Yeah a little. Burmese is a bit more square and loopy.

      @Ob, my avatar is Andre Breton. We're more similar on the inside.

      @Jaxa, I do. =)

    3. Obsttorte

      Obsttorte

      Whatever that means. ;)

    4. jaxa

      jaxa

      I'll keep it in mind ;)

  21. I was searching Rocket Ranger today, just to get a flavor of its aesthetic or whatever (I recall it being pretty cool for its time)... And one of the top links is a "Rocket Ranger Helm" model by Baddcog lol.

    1. Bikerdude

      Bikerdude

      That BC, he gets everywhere :-)

  22. It appears it may be possible for VoxelFarm to be used as a plugin for commercial engines (http://procworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/unity-makes-strength.html), feeding it polygons for a real-time procedural constructed Skyrim-like world (and natural LOD). Maybe Doom3 is in the cards? If so, I wonder if applications to TDM might work...

  23. I made an Axis&Allies style map for the Cold War in Asia if anyone likes that sort of thing: http://tripleadev.1671093.n2.nabble.com/Cold-War-Asia-1948-v0-9-td6795601.html If you want to play it, you'd use the free TripleA engine: triplea.sourceforge.net/

  24. My students are pretty happy about Obama's visit to their homeland Burma today ... for the people of Burma. They are less entusiastic about his visit for the government's part.

  25. The group talking with us about going standalone, New Media Rights, is also talking with us (TDM) about participating in an interview series on gaming & rights. Discussion on that series went to #3 on the Reddit games page today. So this could be some good press for us if it happens. http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/131fno/gabe_newell_talking_about_how_valve_works_chris/

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    2. demagogue

      demagogue

      I forgot to mention the reason it's getting buzz is because they're interviewing cool people about cool things -- Gabe Newell (Valve), Chris Avellone (Black Isle), the co-founder of IGN, The creator of SpaceChem, etc. We're supposed to be in the queue. We'd be in awesome company!

    3. STiFU

      STiFU

      I nominate Greebo and Springheel as representatives... :)

    4. demagogue

      demagogue

      I've been working with them, so I think I'll do it -- not that they'd be bad (far from it!), just I think they'll want to talk about what we've worked on, or the issues around it. But I'd want to know what people think are good things we should let them know too.

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