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  1. I think the old retaliation code from Doom3 is still in TDM, so if two AI's are on the same team, and one accidentally damages the other (thrown rock/projectile), the other will initiate a fight. Maybe that is what happened?
  2. Cool. https://github.com/vestan/skinmaker/
  3. https://www.cnet.com/news/free-4k-tv-with-an-antenna-is-almost-here/
  4. Never liked RPG games at all. But they have some of the best music. This one sounds good enough to pass as N64 music, even though it is just a SNES, which has a tiny fraction of the memory. The way the flute is panned in from the left to the right and the careful use of reverberation makes it sound much more complex than it actually is.
  5. Nope, I am not interested in using cracked stuff. The thing is that when A mistreats B for long enough, B eventually gets fed up with A's bullshit and decides to distance himself from A and cut all ties with them and everything that they stand for. And that is where I am now.
  6. https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/topic/4476-tron-evolution-securom-drm-expiration-makes-game-unplayable-9-years-after-release More confirmation that the only mistake I made, was supporting the system in the first place.
  7. MX is based on Debian. And I've played TDM on Debian. So it should work. create a directory called darkmod somewhere where you have write permissions. Do not do this as root! Place the downloaded TDM installer file in there. Switch to that directory and run chmod +x filename, where filename is the name of the installer. This makes the file executable. Now run ./filename again substitute filename with the name of the TDM installer that you downloaded. The download process of The Dark Mod should kick off. When done, run ./thedarkmod.x86 or ./thedarkmod.x64 with respect to your system architecture. If you use NVidia graphics don't forget that you will need the proprietary drivers for acceptable performance, or maybe for the game to even run at all. One other thing is that you might need to add i386 architecture support to Debian for the game to work. I don't know if this is true, because I always do it (for wine), so I've never run TDM without it, and I don't know if the game actually depends on anything from i386. It is very quick and easy to do. Also if you are really new to Linux and do not know, any time you want to run an executable in the current directory, you need to prepend it with "./" without the quotes. For example in a directory with an executable file called doom, you can't just type doom, you have to type ./doom
  8. Closest thing to a fan-made Deus Ex game was The Nameless Mod, and it was fuckin' great. Even had some obscure references to real products in there. On one mission you had to plant spyware on a company's servers. The spyware device was called GATOR. And what is the significance of that name? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claria_Corporation I had to deal with that Gator program personally back in the day, so the reference made me die with laughter when I saw it in the game. TNM has no fancy engine or anything, it is just a mod of the original game, but like I said, it is amazing.
  9. As far as I know, neither did John Carmack! He's the self-taught brilliant guy who gave us the game engine that this game uses (and many more). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carmack EDIT: Daaaamn! " As reported in David Kushner's Masters of Doom, when Carmack was 14, he broke into a school to help a group of children steal Apple II computers. To gain entry to the building, Carmack concocted a sticky substance of thermite mixed with Vaseline that melted through the windows. However, an overweight accomplice struggled to get through the hole, and opened the window, setting off a silent alarm and alerting police. Carmack was arrested, and sent for psychiatric evaluation (the report mentions "no empathy for other human beings" and describes Carmack as "a brain on legs"). Carmack was then sentenced to a year in a juvenile home.[6][7] He attended the University of Missouri–Kansas City for two semesters before withdrawing to work as a freelance programmer.[8]" Seems he did go to a bit of school. Still, this guy is probably the best thing that ever happened to PC games.
  10. An open source project never dies, so long as some human somewhere feels like grabbing some pizza and starting to code on it (maybe you!) That's one of the things that makes open source so great, also, being free from the money and politics of proprietary projects. But yeah, open source projects never die, they just go into hibernation for a wile.
  11. https://old.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/duu7lg/the_fact_that_i_need_an_internet_connection_to/ This discussion gave me a good laugh. I wonder what you are supposed to do when they no longer feel like running the service that you can't play your games without connecting to anymore. But even pointing out a concern like that probably gets one flagged as a hippy/commy/terrorist/whatever.
  12. Talking out my rear end here, but I think multiplayer would be a more practical feature to implement. I mean, id games and engines are ALL about the multiplayer. Doom 3 had it, limited as it was. But the reason I am just talking out my rear is that I don't know what changes were made while transforming Doom 3 into The Dark Mod that would need to be reworked in order to support multiplay. It is likely much more complicated to support than I think that it is.
  13. Here here. Nothing like playing videos in the Firefox web browser, which still does decoding in pure software in 2019, instead of using one of the native video playback applications in the OS, which uses proper hardware acceleration, thereby leading to less heat and longer battery life. And, Google and Mozilla are in a race to see who can build the biggest web browser that renders older computers obsolete. There's a reason many Linux flavors are dropping support for 32-bit computers, it's because in a few years, you won't even be able to use one to browse the Internet due to both web browsers (and websites) surpassing 4GB per process memory constraints!
  14. GREAT song. It sounds like there is a sample from a numbers station in there. Youtube does harm the quality of the original though because of compression, especially in the highs (as compression usually does). Song captures night time perfectly. Not just the opening, the whole thing.
  15. I put in a feature request to see ads on the Windows 10 boot screen. Why not? Ads are already on the lock screen and start page, and you can't use the computer during the boot process anyway, so that is a perfect time to show you some ads! Come on Microsoft, fetch some ads while the computer is running and randomly set them as the new boot splash, it's not hard! I could probably code that one up. Anyway, the request just got silently deleted. It's like when you bring up one of those topics that specific religious groups have a track record of covering up and really don't want to talk about. Or maybe they're just going to steal my idea, and not give me proper credit for it. At least we can express ourselves openly here without corporations censoring things. And since I don't use Windows 10, I really truly do want them to put ads on the boot screen, so that I can laugh some more. I'll just have to be patient.
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