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Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 9th Dec 2015 17:09
Well that's a shame since I really want an SSD! But I shall claim page instead.

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Posted: 10th Dec 2015 01:09


One of the more unique games to be released this year: Aviary Attorney. I'm super excited for this, it's said to have multiple branches per case with a gripping story and memorable characters.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353797027

To be released on 18th December.
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Posted: 10th Dec 2015 02:18 Edited at: 10th Dec 2015 02:48
Hmm, maybe don't have quadruple finger/hand yoga shortcuts?

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Ctrl+Alt+Shift+D is so easy.
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Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 10th Dec 2015 21:06
So, the amount of power Unreal needs is rather ridiculous. It is a great engine, but way overkill for my game. It's the same conclusion I came to a few months ago, I only tried it again because they updated the engine and they did fix a bunch of stuff, but there's still no denying that Unreal is a memory hog!

Soo... AppGameKit has 3D animation commands now, so I could try building my own engine with it. I could create the basic level editor that would allow me to design the levels (no way! ), and use Blender to design the assets and animate them. The game will be mostly first-person so that would be relatively easy to code.

Yes, I think I shall attempt to make my own engine with AppGameKit! And that way I can more easily control what's going on in the background, and make it look even more like an N64-style game.

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I've been making my own engine with C++ and OpenGL.

Quote: "and make it look even more like an N64-style game."

You should limit each texture to 4 KB.
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Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 11th Dec 2015 02:48
821 Randoms wrote: "I've been making my own engine with C++ and OpenGL."


Cool beans, fellow forumite! Wherefore dost thou create such an engine? For a particular game, or more general-purpose?

And yes, I shall make the textures quite small, though I don't think I can get away with 4KB

But hey, after messing around with some 3D stuffs in AppGameKit, I now know that it could be the solution I've been looking for this whole time! Once I create a couple of test projects we'll see how everything goes. I just have to learn how to use the animation commands because that's gonna be a super-duper important part of the game. I mean, who wants to play a game where things don't move?

Hey, it would still be better than those old terrible Action Max games.
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Posted: 11th Dec 2015 05:59
Quote: "Hey, it would still be better than those old terrible Action Max games."


I didn't know those were a thing! So rubbish! I mean, the game is identical every time and the only interactivity you get is a flashy light and a red LED number on the console itself!
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Posted: 11th Dec 2015 10:36
Anyone have a good tutorial on EULA angles?
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Quote: "For a particular game, or more general-purpose?"


Quote: " though I don't think I can get away with 4KB"

That's an actual N64 hardware limitation.

Quote: "Anyone have a good tutorial on EULA angles?"

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Posted: 11th Dec 2015 22:24 Edited at: 11th Dec 2015 22:31
EDIT Ugh, forum bug! I uploaded a small image file (15x254) and this happened:



Additionally, when I post edits, I get kicked to the forum home page, not back to the post I edited. Pfft! Better go put this in the bug thread.
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Posted: 12th Dec 2015 14:35
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Posted: 12th Dec 2015 16:04
YodaYoda Binks wrote: "So, the amount of power Unreal needs is rather ridiculous. It is a great engine, but way overkill for my game. It's the same conclusion I came to a few months ago, I only tried it again because they updated the engine and they did fix a bunch of stuff, but there's still no denying that Unreal is a memory hog!

Soo... AppGameKit has 3D animation commands now, so I could try building my own engine with it. I could create the basic level editor that would allow me to design the levels (no way! ), and use Blender to design the assets and animate them. The game will be mostly first-person so that would be relatively easy to code.

Yes, I think I shall attempt to make my own engine with AppGameKit! And that way I can more easily control what's going on in the background, and make it look even more like an N64-style game. "


You sound like you've run into the dilemma I was in a while ago. "Oh, what the devil do I program in?" trying all sorts of stuff, plus points and negative points all around and the wealth of choice. I have since settled on making C# the main language I code in and then try to fit around that. I am not sure that I can objectively encapsulate how great C# is...okay, that was a bad OOP joke, I'll admit, but then I am on classy indi...okay, I will stop, I am sure you could do with brea...nevermind. I'll return to my dark corner of the room. All right, one more, "gurl, I couldn't even OOP a body like that, because I don't believe in objectifying women."

But AppGameKit is perhaps worth it. You've got plenty of DB experience, whilst it is not the same, there are similarities enough for you to get started and rolling with the language. One of the reasons I didn't try out UDK myself is because I thought it'd be a weeeee bit overkill.
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Posted: 12th Dec 2015 16:27
@TheComet
That's pretty cool.

@Yodaman Jer
Wish I had time to fiddle around with all that stuff, I'm stuck in C++11 land doing database stuff. And my groupmates are defining classes in source files...

Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 12th Dec 2015 16:50
Not only is UDK/Unreal overkill, but it over-complicates a LOT of what should be really... BASIC

For example, in Blueprint/Kismet, flipping the value of a variable. In most languages, you can do this to flip a boolean:

val = !val

But in Blueprint, you're presented with a visual box that doesn't really let you do that, you can only either set it to true or false. Instead, you have to create tons of nodes with tons of wires to flip and re-flip values. Extremely frustrating!

I am having fun learning more of the 3D commands in AppGameKit already. I was having issues with framerate until I realized the new AMD Crimson software for some reason had AppGameKit set to run at only 30FPS, so once I set that to 60 it all worked flawlessly! The physics commands look insanely fun, and very easy to use.

First step for this engine will be to build the scene editor, in which I can import models I've made with Blender and also set up lights and such. Won't be super complicated at all

Oh man I am so excited!
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I could just be lazy and not use more threads.
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Posted: 14th Dec 2015 01:46
@TheComet:

That's cool. That method of overlaying stock photos and blending them together is a very common method of creating initial concept art for games and movies.

Quote: "And my groupmates are defining classes in source files..."


Gently remind them what headers are for with a large rubber mallet.
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A large rubber mallet right to the header.
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Quote: "For example, in Blueprint/Kismet, flipping the value of a variable. In most languages, you can do this to flip a boolean:

val = !val

But in Blueprint, you're presented with a visual box that doesn't really let you do that, you can only either set it to true or false. Instead, you have to create tons of nodes with tons of wires to flip and re-flip values. Extremely frustrating!"


If Unreal allows you to treat booleans as integers, you might be able to do val=1-val; to flip the bool.

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I just worked four days in a row - not a big deal in and of itself - and two of them were my first ever graveyard shifts. That is, on Thursday I worked 7am - 3pm. Normal shift. Same for Friday. On Saturday, I left for work at 10pm. Yes, pm. Worked 11pm - 7am. Strangest thing ever. Very surreal experience, not sleeping through the night. Got home in the morning at around 8.30am (went to Maccas for breakfast), didn't feel tired but knew I'd be going to work again that night, so flopped into bed. Still didn't feel tired, but at some point went to sleep. Woke up at 6pm. I don't like graveyard shifts. Completely messes with your sense of time.

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Also love FL Studio. Best DAW ever. Gonna post my latest completed song/thing since it's the first I'm pretty happy with. A few more tweaks to make first tho
Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 14th Dec 2015 11:39
Is everyone showing up as Recently Online lately? Appears to be a new forum bug, or perhaps I should refresh my cache
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Everyone always shows up recently online for me haha
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Posted: 14th Dec 2015 12:51 Edited at: 14th Dec 2015 12:56
So I finished tweaking that song 'til it was nearly perfect (still a bit muddy in some places, but I don't want to spend any more time on it), and uploaded it to SoundCloud. Here's the direct link in case I can't figure out how to make it display directly in the forum:

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Check it out! Crappy name but pretty decent song for a first go
Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 14th Dec 2015 23:31 Edited at: 16th Dec 2015 19:44
Haha just discovered Unreal has a "flip flop" function for Blueprints to make the flipping of values easy...

EDIT: BUT, just like EVERY OTHER FUNCTION in Blueprint, it is a pain to use. Which I discovered immediately after posting this and just didn't update until now.

Hey, guys, I bought Office 365 for $6.99/month today and I LOVE IT. 1TB of OneDrive space was also included. Now I can Excel at making a PowerPoint and have great Access to my Publisher who frequently only sends me OneNote with usually only a Word or two. What a terrible Outlook for publishing anything, eh?

Thank you, I'll be here after I get off work at 915 tonight

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@Yodaman Jer
That pun killed the thread for 4 days.
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Posted: 18th Dec 2015 16:15 Edited at: 18th Dec 2015 16:16
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That pun killed the thread for 4 days."

I never even would have seen his edit had you not mentioned it.

In other news, I just bought GTA V. I have never played a GTA game before, so I hope it meets my non-existent expectations.
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Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 18th Dec 2015 17:02
Quote: "That pun killed the thread for 4 days."


Indeed! That wasn't exactly my goal. Oh well.

Hey if anyone saw The Force Awakens and dares to post any spoilers I will find you and report you to the moderators.

I'm gonna try to go sometime either next week or the week after. Tickets are sold out for the next several days from what I hear, so... yeah, not gonna be able to go for a while

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So I converted these battery-powered christmas lights to run from USB (using a resistor to limit the current since I don't have any dc-dc converters in the house) and after doing all this I find out the powerbank I want to use is one of those that turns off after a few second if the current draw is too low.
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Posted: 18th Dec 2015 17:29 Edited at: 18th Dec 2015 18:00
Two jobs is REALLY paying off!

My checking account currently has $170 in it. I only have to buy two more things for Christmas for people, which should cost less than $20. I also have a fair bit in my savings account now too!

So, hopefully with tax refunds, I can afford a car sometime around March of this next year. Whoopee!

EDIT: Well, I just bought Star Wars Battlefront for PC Deluxe Edition through Origin for only $49! You guys should go grab it now too!

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Nah, this Battlefront isn't really worth it to me. It's pretty gutted compared to Battlefront 2.
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Quote: "Nah, this Battlefront isn't really worth it to me. It's pretty gutted compared to Battlefront 2."

I've heard the same thing, so I've been holding off buying it. It took a lot of restraint after watching this video though:
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It's looks freakin' amazing
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I don't play those games but that almost makes me want too.
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Hooray, I can now say that I have gotten a car unstuck in the snow using cat poop powder (cat litter). I was parked in someone's driveway to take care of their kitties, but living in the mountains like I do, it was a steep driveway covered completely in snow. The car went nowhere while I span the tires, then the amazing powers of cat poop powder occurred to me. I put some of that under each tire, and the car backed right out no problem. Cat litter FTW!
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Congrats!!!
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Why thanks! Excuse the nature of that post, I just felt I had to share my achievement with the world.
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Yodaman Jer
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Posted: 19th Dec 2015 05:46
Well, I can definitely see why some people are disappointed in the new Battlefront.

There's no campaign mode to speak of

But the battles are pretty cool... and I do like the waves of enemies, that's a pretty fun mode... but I do wish they had the "Instant Action" that BF2 had, and a proper campaign mode! It's like EA just decided that everybody would want the online multiplayer. But I liked playing BF2 for the story, as well...

How much do you want to bet that they will release a campaign mode as a paid add-on?

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Quote: "How much do you want to bet that they will release a campaign mode as a paid add-on?"

DLC will probably just be multiplayer maps. I believe they announced a sequel, hopefully that will have a campaign mode since that was one of the biggest complaints.
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Posted: 19th Dec 2015 15:41
Rumor has it that the next one will indeed include a campaign mode.

I'm not gonna lie though, the multiplayer is astoundingly fun. That Drop Zone mode is ridiculous!

My team kept NOT claiming the pods, though, making it extremely difficult to win. I'm guessing a lot of new people were playing since the game went massively on sale because of The Force Awakens

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The forums are too quiet! I may go insane...
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Umm...

So my XMAS present arrived early...

Back on 80/20 Fibre!!!

Back to work

Still painting the new place
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Posted: 21st Dec 2015 11:15
Oooh sweet Battlefied 4 Premium Edition is only $19.99... so I nabbed that now too....

So who on here plays games like Battlefield 4 and Battlefront? If you want to add me on Origin so we can play these games together, my username is YodamanJer. What a shocker, eh?

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Someone buy me these.

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Finally finished editing this video. A friend and I wanted to make a spinoff of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf8cM7f6P2I

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That was probably the best thing I have seen all day. No, definitely the best thing.
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