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by El Idiot
05 Oct 2008, 04:16
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 117359

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

What actually happens is when you make eye contact with carp, the sheer fear they instill into you causes you to jolt, even if there is a river ledge right next to you.
by El Idiot
03 Oct 2008, 05:25
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Good Old Games
Replies: 21
Views: 1661

Re: Good Old Games

It looks legit.

It's a good idea. It's like a cross between Steam and Direct2Drive, but done right.

Start spamming them to get OTA on there.
by El Idiot
30 Sep 2008, 04:02
Forum: Game Development
Topic: [Mod] - Final Outcome
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: [Mod] - Final Outcome

It sounds alright, but... does the world really need yet another TA mod?
This doesn't sound like 'yet another' TA mod. This sounds at least a little more interesting.
Great work. Can't wait to try it.
by El Idiot
30 Sep 2008, 03:58
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Advanced Annihilation
Replies: 32
Views: 2582

Re: Advanced Annihilation

The obvious: Why?

Could you highlight some of the balancing ideas behind this, or did you just want a mod by your hand floating out there?
by El Idiot
25 Sep 2008, 01:41
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?
Replies: 92
Views: 6416

Re: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?

Starcraft is alright. Quickest spammer wins. If not, patient turtle wins. You can usually call the outcome of the game at two points, and walk off knowing who's going to win. Rome:TW and Medieval 2:TW Yes! One major reason why I love the TW series is the limitations under which you fight. No/limited...
by El Idiot
22 Sep 2008, 01:44
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?
Replies: 92
Views: 6416

Re: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?

dosn't explain why the 3d sequels of those games are crap. Nearly every RTS out there is very similar to, or a complete sequel of another nowadays. They try to 're-formulate' them, because they can't release the same exact game (well they could, but then it would get criticized for that instead) ev...
by El Idiot
22 Sep 2008, 01:33
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spring Engine vs. ___
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Spring Engine vs. ___

I don't like TA3D's approach towards visual appeal vs. performance balancing. IMO, they're willing to sacrifice too much and take too many shortcuts in order to get everything running smoothly on your old PIII GeForce 3. That was the beauty of TA. You could run it on nearly any computer. All it nee...
by El Idiot
19 Sep 2008, 00:54
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?
Replies: 121
Views: 11430

Re: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?

*Running about panicking*

Oh wait. I've been sitting about expecting this to finally happen for years.

Put your savings into semi-precious materials and goods.
by El Idiot
19 Sep 2008, 00:50
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?
Replies: 92
Views: 6416

Re: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?

Homeworld. There's a real RTS. I'm going with Pxtl. More RTS-s made. There were more crappy RTS-s in the 'Golden Days' than today, and there were more decent RTS-s than today simply because there were up to 10 produced a year back when. Company of Heroes I was really looking forward to. Then I found...
by El Idiot
12 Sep 2008, 00:57
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: 9/11, what were you doing when it happened (Mainly American)
Replies: 57
Views: 1976

Re: 9/11, what were you doing when it happened (Mainly American)

I was watching the news. And then the WTC came on. I was thinking "Holy sh*t". Not much. Oh, wait, what about the first (mainly failed) bombing of that same Trade Center building? Didn't one of the leaders of the first WTC bombing get sent to jail, and claimed that if he went to jail, they would abs...
by El Idiot
11 Sep 2008, 03:52
Forum: Game Development Tutorials & Resources
Topic: Mod Question Repository... Questions come in, answers go out
Replies: 1167
Views: 96610

Re: Mod Question Repository... Questions come in, answers go out

I've been playing Warzone 2100 Beta4 a bit lately. They have a semi-working code for multiple weapons per unit. They plan to add ships eventually. A base ship body with player determined weapons. I've seen some TA units before with changeable weapons. I was curious how difficult it would be to have ...
by El Idiot
07 Sep 2008, 18:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of new themes, and lurking.
Replies: 126
Views: 6230

Re: Of new themes, and lurking.

First major thing that's happened since the last release. When is the next release anyway?
by El Idiot
07 Sep 2008, 09:30
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore's real costs, implications therof. A rant.
Replies: 132
Views: 6772

Re: Spore's real costs, implications therof. A rant.

And I don't care if the Sims sold super-well. This is not the Sims: http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/spore It's not, but it really is something else. I've heard some interesting things about new techniques used to make the game. Even if it doesn't sell well, or even break even, it's a g...
by El Idiot
06 Sep 2008, 18:33
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 117359

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

Inflate error?

Stop closing DF from task manager.
I close it from task manager a lot. Never had an inflate error.

In fact, DF has never crashed on me.
by El Idiot
04 Sep 2008, 04:28
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore's real costs, implications therof. A rant.
Replies: 132
Views: 6772

Re: Spore's real costs, implications therof. A rant.

OTA was developed for a tiny fraction of that, with the main engine being completed in just a few months.
It was still revolutionary.

Spore should be revolutionary... but 50 million is overkill.
by El Idiot
02 Sep 2008, 01:09
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 117359

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

I embark with at least one proficient engraver so I can have happy dwarves off the bat.
by El Idiot
02 Sep 2008, 01:05
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GX2...
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GX2...

Doesn't a single 4870 rival that?
by El Idiot
02 Sep 2008, 01:03
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: C&C: Red Alert I Free Download Today Only (Sunday)
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: C&C: Red Alert I Free Download Today Only (Sunday)

Just missed it. Eh. Never like C&C too much.
by El Idiot
31 Aug 2008, 03:26
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Overlord
Replies: 27
Views: 897

Re: Overlord

*cough*dungeonkeeperrip*cough*
by El Idiot
21 Aug 2008, 23:48
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: DWARF FORTRESS
Replies: 1260
Views: 117359

Re: DWARF FORTRESS

There is a drawback though - the higher your tower, the safer you are from retaliatory fire and the bigger your height advantage, but the bigger the blindspot.
That's what crossfire from multiple towers is for.

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