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DarkBASIC Professional Discussion / Lets all help Green Gandalf get a new PC - ends 31st March

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trogdor
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Posted: 14th Feb 2009 20:59 Edited at: 14th Feb 2009 21:03
Executor,
How do I donate?
I have PayPal, and need instructions.

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.
Ron Erickson
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Posted: 14th Feb 2009 21:37
trogdor,
Look at the very first post!

I just sent a donation for GG to Ian via paypal.

This has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen done on a message board. GG is very deserving!

Ron


a.k.a WOLF!
Xenocythe
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Posted: 14th Feb 2009 21:45
Aye, me too. But for some reason it's the Protoss narrations that stuck in my head.


GG, I promise, when I get any money... it'll go to you


Green Gandalf
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Posted: 14th Feb 2009 21:52
Quote: "GG, I promise, when I get any money... it'll go to you "


Not all of it, surely?

Thanks, everyone. It really is appreciated.
trogdor
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Posted: 15th Feb 2009 02:09
Just sent $50 USD.
spend it wisely

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.
Serge Adjo
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Posted: 15th Feb 2009 15:38 Edited at: 15th Feb 2009 17:07
hi there, never did this before, but hopefully somebody can be helpful someday. [edit:somebody]
kindest regards

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Posted: 15th Feb 2009 20:29
I've had great fun playing around with GG's sample programs
a great source of ideas...
I've sent £15.

cheers
greenlig
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Posted: 16th Feb 2009 04:12
My Paypal account has been limited due to some supposed third party access, so I have contributed via Batvink's method. I love the idea behind this. There is nothing that can't be achieved when the intent and resources of the people are collected

All members of TGC forums, give yourself a pat on the back, you are part of the change.

@ GG - Well deserved. All we are doing here is trying to employ the selflessness that you demonstrate. Your help goes well beyond shaders.

regards,
Greenlig

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Posted: 16th Feb 2009 12:49
I studied some of Green Gandalf's tutorals with much interest.
I 've send some euro's some days ago.

Many thanks for your work for the community

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Posted: 16th Feb 2009 18:26
Over the weekend, the total has jumped to a total of £410.35 from 24 donations


Thanks for contributing guys

Green Gandalf
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Posted: 16th Feb 2009 21:55
I still can't believe this.

Just had a peek at Visigoth's first post:

Quote: "The longer this goes on, the longer GG has to wait, which has to be agonizing,"


That was true until I read:

Quote: "and the longer WE have to wait for him to start playing with Shader Models 3 and 4"


Give me a chance, I've only just mastered the set blend mapping on command!

Quote: "You do all know SM 4.0 allows geometry creation and deletion don't you? Imagine the possibilities...."


I suddenly feel rather faint...

There was talk earlier of a photo. Be reassured, there will be a BEFORE photo of me slaving away on this machine - and an AFTER photo of me sunning myself in The Caribbean...
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Posted: 16th Feb 2009 23:29
@GG
haha, I was just kidding around. No expectations whatsoever when you get your new pc.
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Posted: 17th Feb 2009 09:00
Quote: "You do all know SM 4.0 allows geometry creation and deletion don't you?"


Too bad we have to wait for DBPro X10 for that.
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Posted: 17th Feb 2009 10:59
alright just sent $10 AUD to ian@matrix1.demon.co.uk

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Posted: 17th Feb 2009 18:24
... and it's very much appreciated

The current total at this point is now £425.49
from a total of 26 donations


We're getting there

Serge Adjo
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Posted: 18th Feb 2009 16:50
Quote: "we're getting there "
that's ok

pascontent.
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Posted: 19th Feb 2009 16:29
16 days have passed and no one is saying any thing so here is a bump for it and i would like to know who much more is needed?
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Posted: 19th Feb 2009 16:44
Sent $10 wish i could send more but i have a new program to pick up
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Posted: 19th Feb 2009 16:52
Quote: "16 days have passed and no one is saying any thing so here is a bump for it and i would like to know who much more is needed?"


look 2 posts above yours, posted 2 days ago

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was thinking i was on the last page when i posted then seen i was only on the first page
IanM
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Posted: 20th Feb 2009 18:14
The current total at this point is now £430.57
from 27 individual donations


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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 07:47 Edited at: 21st Feb 2009 17:03
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yeah, sorry, bad post
Veron
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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 09:55
It'd be nice if the users who did make a profit from GG's stuff did donate, but you can't blackmail them. GG released his shaders for free, out of his great spirit and kindness, and you would expect that people would see it as common courtesy to repay him for all the help.

All i'm saying is yes, you are right - they should donate, but naming names/blackmail? We're not 5 years old.

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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 12:12
Quote: "How come I am not seeing names from people or organizations that have profited from GG's shader help?"


Maybe it's because these people/organizations don't read the forum. You can't pass judgment so easily.

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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 12:31
Visigoth, I know your comments were well-intentioned but I'd much prefer it if we maintained the spirit of people helping each other out in any way that they see fit. The fact that many people, including some who I know don't have much to spare, have freely donated to my "cause" is more than enough - and is enormously appreciated (as are the kind comments and thanks received from many who haven't donated).

Please let's keep it that way.
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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 12:40
Why don't we start building this beast!



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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 16:56
Quote: "Why don't we start building this beast!"


I hope you mean the PC.

Anyway, we have. Have a look at Mistrel's posts a page or so back. The system he's suggested is more or less what I'm going to go for - I've just got to settle a couple of things with him first.
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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 18:24
Yeah, have you actually started buying the parts?

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IanM
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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 18:33
Mistril was suggesting a build-to-order type system, not for GG to order individual parts.

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Posted: 21st Feb 2009 23:34
Mistril?

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2009 00:40
He was probably thinking of Mithril.
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Posted: 23rd Feb 2009 08:35
27 named donations, anonymous donations are not included in that list, that's why they're anonymous.


Health, Ammo, and bacon and eggs!
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Posted: 23rd Feb 2009 19:50
There's been no change in donations over this weekend.

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Posted: 25th Feb 2009 18:22
We had another donation last night, bumping the total up to £440.80


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Quote: "No changes to report "


We're more than half way there. I that's still something to be happy about.

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Well, I can't donate, but I can suggest a good rig. I'm running an HP Pavilion a6112n, dual booting Vista and XP with 410 gb HDD, 3 gb of ram, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card, AMD 64 processor, and I picked it up on ebay for about $250. Which leaves some room for upgrading if need be. Just a suggestion because it seems to be a great computer for anyone that needs that little boost to run their games and such.
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Quote: "I picked it up on ebay for about $250"

hmmm never thought about buying a computer on ebay and sorry i would donate but i gotta save up for college now.
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buy the best you can for this money,too bad i cant donate

A.K.A. djmaster
IanM
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We had a few more donations over the weekend, and my own payment finally cleared (Hooray!)

We now have a total of £474.31 from a total of 30 donations


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Posted: 3rd Mar 2009 15:38
I think whoever can get the parts cheapest should be sent the money to buy the components and then build the PC and send it to Green Gandalf.
Just a thought.


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Posted: 3rd Mar 2009 17:33 Edited at: 3rd Mar 2009 17:34
I would think whatever you might save in parts, you would lose in shipping.

Of course I'm not familiar with shipping costs, or parts costs for that matter, in the UK.

Here I have access to places like..

http://www.enuinc.com

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The latest update is ... that there is no update.

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Still no further update guys - that's 7 days since the last donation.

How about we leave this going for another week and then go with what we've got?

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maybe we need a forum banner or something.

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.
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Posted: 9th Mar 2009 21:35
I agree with IanM. There should be enough now to get GG something better than what he has.
Thanks to everyone who donated
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Posted: 9th Mar 2009 23:58
Quote: "I agree with IanM."


So do I.

I've been a bit quiet recently because I've been dealing with a family bereavement. However, I expect to be back in business as soon as I've cleared a backlog of work matters that have built up as a result.

Quote: "Thanks to everyone who donated"


Yes indeed! It says a lot about the generosity of spirit to be found on this forum and is heartening to all of us.
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I donated a second ago.
Thanks for the work on the crystal shader GG
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Thanks.

The current total, including that last payment is now £494.48
We have had 31 donations


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