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Anderson

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  1. My 2 cents is that locking the player in place while picking up the body is a good example taken from Thief: Deadly Shadows (TDS). If Thief 1/2 had more possibilites for speedrunning through the whole thing, than TDS and TDM are slower paced. Picking up the body strikes me as very appropriate in this respect. I'm all for improving the PC's FPS animations.
  2. Well, Doom 3 had pitch black darkness to force people to use the flashlight. But it breaks people's eyes to strain them at the monitor so I'm against it. A little ambient light never hurts to know where you're going.
  3. People wanted Half Life 3. They got another cliffhanger. Shitters.
  4. To finish answering your question, note that the game that TDM was built on - Doom 3, had motion capture, but in view of the issue about getting "the mod to a new level", please watch this video:
  5. So true. Invisible War is underrated. Everyone near someone coughing with the coronavirus around:
  6. You can reduce the LOD of textures to lower than allowed by the game settings. I'm not sure if a feature with strictly this description exists, but it could probably be scripted and tied to the frame rate if necessary.
  7. Anderson

    Bioshock

    To the best of my knowledge, the original Bioshock was awesome due to Andrew Ryan's character. The in-game audio logs perfectly unveiled that new spin on Ayn Rand and how the whole utopia theme/philosophy should wrap up.
  8. Is this mission updated in the in-game downloader? Thanks in advance.
  9. The analogue sticks will work for fluid leaning.
  10. It's decent. In various simulators people use TrackIR for games like that where you can move your head without moving your body in-game. The fluid lean itself is useful. However the phone accelerometer seems a little of a gimmick in this case, no offense intended. Most people would probably tie the same command to a gamepad.
  11. Thanks a lot for the answer. I agree, it's probably easier to get a new USB. I did jerk around with this one though and figured that I had to type to remove readonly in CMD and then safely remove the drive and then put it back in for the readonly to be cleared. Then it is finally cleared of write protection! When doing a check disk for errors it tells me that the USB has no errors. However whenever trying to do something more complex in CMD like "clean" or "create partition primary" it gives me "DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. See the System Event Log for more information." Basically it always resets back to read only write protection enabled whenever I try to do something useful to it. But it also resets readonly to enabled when checking disk for errors. Will try to bring it back like Frankenstein back to life. I must've done something to it because it worked reliably since summer until recently. Maybe messing with the USB name did something.
  12. Allow me to contradict some of you. The push for renewable energy and the reduction of our ecological/carbon footprint is necessary from a geopolitical POV as well. Where does oil and natural gas come from? Russia, Venezuela and a heap of bloody, violent petrodollar Islamic dictatorships. Stop depending on them and we stop fueling their endless wars and we create a better future. That's a future I'm willing to believe in even if it's a side effect of climate change policies. Beyond that, if we believe in climate change or not matters not. What matters is that we don't get air pollution in our cities. Say no to asthma and lung cancer. Me and some of my family was born/lived in a small industrial city with a very active metallurgic factory. One of the known side effects was that the rate of people dying from lung cancer was a few times over the norm in other (bigger) cities. Also haemoglobin levels in blood were lower which could cause some people to faint and lose consciousness in stressful situations. When we moved out, haemoglobin was back to normal.
  13. The greatest human fallacy is to assume that man can be saint.
  14. Islam like any religion has it's own features and bugs. Personally I'm against religions. Even religious people as Mahatma Gandhi argued that we must unite all the good from each religion/culture/nation for the greater good. Combine science with religions and one can get closer to truth. One can also argue that evangelism/religious conversion/proselytism is also a way of spreading truth, but ultimately it's flawed when claiming that only one can have the absolute truth. IMHO that's the way it is, regardless how to label this activity.
  15. On this topic, I have a problem with a particular USB flash drive. One time I tried to print some files from it at an office but it gave me complete hieroglyphs. The notification bar in Win 10 suggested to repair and restore it. I clicked ok, and then it removed all files with the exception of 2 folders which were unopenable and had a few Kilobytes on them. After trying to format the drive and copy the needed files just for experimentation purposes for multiple times I ended up with similar results. While troubleshooting and trying to format it again, right now I'm stuck with the USB flash drive in write protection mode. I tried all the guides on the internet to remove the write protection mode and it is stuck. There is no physical switch. Current Read-only state is locked to Yes in Command Prompt when using attributes disk command in diskpart settings. Attempts to reset it failed. Still stuck to Yes. Changed the Write Protection Registry Entry in Registry Editor to 0. No dice. The problem with Write protection appeared when I changed the name of the device from my computer. Can this be the problem? I try to restore everything to default while formatting. The first error is "windows was unable to complete the format". Next time I try it it gives me that it's in write protection mode. Othertimes it doesn't even see the stick, but when that happens I remove and reinsert it a couple of times and the PC sees it again. I have 3 theories on what is the culprit: a) excessive cold outside while I was carrying the USB flash drive; b) physical damage to the USB flash drive that might have been caused by it falling down somewhere (though I carry it in a small bag together with my keys when travelling, is it really that sensitive?); c) incorrectly removed the USB flash drive without using the safety eject function and forgot that I did. Is the USB flash drive dead? Do I have any hope of using it or should I stop giving myself brain cancer? I thought USB's were supposed to be more reliable than Compact Disks. First time ever I had this problem with any USB stick. All other USB flash drive work on this and other computers as I have tried so the problem is definitely something related with the stick.
  16. Silent Hill: Alchemilla is just a standalone Source mod for Half Life 2. You can download it right away and play it. If you have Steam it'll recognize it as the Source SDK and run like any Steam game. Unfortunately it has no NPC's or too much of a plot in consequence. It's just a fan mod made by 2 people who couldn've found an animator to do the job. But it is a faithful recreation of the original locations and the mod has a soundtrack too: If you haven't already listened to the soundtrack of the first two Silent Hill games, you should! The combat in the original games was easily one of the weakest parts of the game and the puzzles were archaic but it was all in there just for the pacing. Today Silent Hill's legacy is in the Amnesia game and I've heard that SOMA is pretty good as well. I mean that, as in you can't fight your enemies there, which was the point of the whole thing. Besides, enemies respawn in Silent Hill so killing them can be useless sometimes.
  17. Great. Looks just like my creepy home town.
  18. I might add https://www.moddb.com/mods/alchemilla-mod
  19. Yeah mod saturation is a problem for Stalker. Half Life suffers from the same trouble.
  20. I'm glad that after Stalker Lost Alpha there are more and more standalone mods for the game. Had no idea modding would become so big for this game.
  21. Free-ish games/demos of horrors Good stuff https://store.steampowered.com/app/1170820 https://store.steampowered.com/app/1094030 Second one is Japanese horrorâ„¢ Makes me proud that TDM has a couple of good horror FM's of its own. 22.01.2020 Update: all Half-Life games are free to play until March when they want to release Half-Life: Alyx. If you want to see what's all the hype about, there it is for now.
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