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  1. The biggest issue I see with this, is programming AI that behaves convincingly like a thief. Having the computer be the guards isn't too complicated, just patrol and look for intruders or stuff that's amiss (open doors, stolen things), but programming an AI that sneaks around and avoids you is probably a lot tougher to do.
  2. https://betanews.com/2020/10/06/disable-bing-windows-10-start-menu/ Much like with any self-respecting rapist, these big corporations do not take "NO" for an answer. You WILL have Bing integrated into your start menu. We WILL collect any text strings you type in there. If you take steps to stop this behavior, then we will change the way the system works internally via updates so that your registry tweaks (which only exist to placate our large business customers) no longer disable said functionality.
  3. Ding ding ding, we have a winner! The major players in the video game industry hope and dream every day about transforming gaming into a subscription service like cable TV. Instead of paying just once for a game and then playing it and or modifying it (aka enjoying it) for literally decades like we do with Classic Doom, you will have to pay a constantly increasing amount every month to continue to use the service and play any games at all. This is why, although Microsoft has open sourced some stuff, like old Windows programs that no one cares about anymore (e.g. a calculator or fi
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gCZZkBATSc The world's first truly awesome digital camera. It was made in 1998. And I don't even care about the quality of photos that it takes, because it runs Doom! And it runs well, too. For those that don't know, it was hard to find anything portable that was powerful enough to play Doom back then, The Gameboy barely got any upgrades at all inside of a decade, and during this time, competitors who tried to come to market with stronger handheld gaming devices with full color screens and faster processors (which were still nowhere near
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umoPCMcP2BI
  6. Here's the fan-made Genesis version of W3D. If you spent as much time playing the original version of this game, you'll notice how different the music is in this version, since the synth chip in the Genesis is different from that of a PC.
  7. I always wondered if a fan could port Doom to the Genesis. Someone did it with Wolfenstein 3D and it looks pretty damn good. Even the music is there! Snes had Doom, but Genesis users got kinda shafted. Snes had official Wolfenstein 3D as well, though it was thoroughly censored, real, real bad. Anyway, you can kinda sorta play Doom on a Genesis with a 32X, but it is pretty terrible. No music, low FPS, tiny window. Something you might expect from a version of the game running natively on the Genesis hardware, but 32X brought more goodies to the table, which naturally enhances one's expectat
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdF75KXoGZo This is probably the best Doom WAD there is. Lots of great music, architecture looks nice and interesting in spite of the age. It's not just a bunch of bland, boring, identical rooms that feel put together in a half-assed manor, like with some maps. It has a professional look and feel throughout. Also they are not too confusing or complex to navigate. The focus is on the action here. You will probably never get lost. Monster and item placement is fair and difficulty is just right.
  9. I would change it to "space marine factor". As in, the higher the number, the more like a space marine/doom guy (and less like a thief) you are playing the game.
  10. This doesn't look bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-UXj6A4NJA Levels look to be as much about exploration as they are about action, instead of practically a straight line like so many modern games. EDIT: No wonder, these levels were literally made by the same two guys who made the levels in the original game. https://dukenukem.fandom.com/wiki/Duke_Nukem_3D:_20th_Anniversary_World_Tour
  11. Starting to get to the point where I fear the pigs more than I do the thugs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vksEJR9EPQ8
  12. Worth noting that Microsoft is getting ready to kill off support for 32-bit Windows, and most Linux flavors killed native support for 32-bit installs years ago. Not Debian, which is what I use (but not for that reason). My vote is to ditch 32-bit support if it makes things easier for the team. I used to play TDM on a high-end 3GHz Pentium 4, and the experience was less than satisfactory anyway. Only the simplest in-door missions ran well. As time goes by, people will want to use larger textures and better maps/models, and the memory cap of 32-bit becomes more and more o
  13. Staring down the barrel of these flashlights is like looking into a loaded gun... lol Most of the LED flashlights with 18 emitters use pathetic low powerful ones that are only 5 lumens or so each.
  14. And moving to another engine would actually be a step backwards, unless it is free and open source. Since id games are open source, the sky is the limit, just look at path tracing in Quake 2. With some commercial proprietary engine, such features can never be implemented, unless the company developing it feels like it.
  15. TDM would be trivial to get running on the PS4. No need to even recompile the game. Linux, and other conventional X86 PC games with 3D acceleration already do.
  16. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/27/edge_and_yandex_browser_privacy_shame/ Web browsers collecting the user's hardware IDs, is especially evil. That said, this behavior isn't unexpected. Quite the opposite, in fact. Them: "Good luck clearing your web browsing history when we already collected it and associated it with the unique characteristics of the hardware in your computer!" (insert evil laughter here)
  17. Dragging these companies through the mud in the press with bad PR is the best way for consumers to fight back. Sometimes it even works! https://www.askwoody.com/2020/microsoft-backtracks-on-office-search-changes/ https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning Additionally, they haven't a shred of respect for consumers, so we have the duty to treat them just the same. https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17850146/microsoft-windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning https://www.askwoody.com/2020/still-using-firefox-microsoft-edge-is-here-or-
  18. https://www.computerworld.com/article/3519872/win10-search-blackout-due-to-fiber-provider-glitch-pull-the-other-one-microsoft.html Welcome to "software as a service"! Through the magic of an Internet connection and compulsory updates (take it or... take it), your computer is now someone else's play thing. Some (like me) liken this to being put on a leash. Next on the agenda is making you pay monthly to use your personal machine, and rigging it so that whenever the network is unusable for any not inconsiderable length of time, so is your PC! "Sorry, couldn't sign you in, come back
  19. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/31/practice_fusion_opioids/ It's like something out of a dystopian cyberpunk novel, except it's in real life!
  20. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/22/office_365_bing/ Here's a novel idea. The computer stays the way that I configured it. No company arbitrarily adjusts the settings to prefer their products right under the end user's nose. These companies know as well as I do that millions of grannies won't notice what they did, the rest won't know how to change it back the way that it was.
  21. 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?
  22. Cool. https://github.com/vestan/skinmaker/
  23. https://www.cnet.com/news/free-4k-tv-with-an-antenna-is-almost-here/
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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