Sorry your browser is not supported!

You are using an outdated browser that does not support modern web technologies, in order to use this site please update to a new browser.

Browsers supported include Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer 10+ or Microsoft Edge.

Geek Culture / Who's still here?

Author
Message
Robert F
5
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 2nd Jul 2013
Location:
Posted: 19th Aug 2018 01:07
Hey all,

It's been years since I've posted or even visited this forum. I frequently visited around 2012-2015. Is there any classic users still on? Is this forum still alive like it used to be?
~Fps Creator since 2008~
Phaelax
DBPro Master
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 16th Apr 2003
Location: Metropia
Posted: 20th Aug 2018 13:07
Classic users as in DBC? Or just old users? I'm here.
Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 20th Aug 2018 17:15
I'm an even older user and I'm still here.
Phaelax
DBPro Master
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 16th Apr 2003
Location: Metropia
Posted: 20th Aug 2018 19:32
That's not what your years of service sasys!
Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
Robert F
5
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 2nd Jul 2013
Location:
Posted: 20th Aug 2018 21:29
I had a previous account, that's why I don't have the updated years
~Fps Creator since 2008~
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 20th Aug 2018 21:49
I think Phaelax may have been referring to me ... I was comparing my actual age to his of course .

Phaelax is right about the forum though - he has indeed haunted this wonderful place for far too long. I have no idea why.
Phaelax
DBPro Master
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 16th Apr 2003
Location: Metropia
Posted: 21st Aug 2018 12:54
I have no idea why either. I think maybe because this forum has stayed the most consistent over the years. Every other forum I've used in the past has either vanished or just completely faded away. And yes Green, you're an old fart!
Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 22nd Aug 2018 21:16
So, we're agreed then .
KeithC
Senior Moderator
13
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 27th Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posted: 23rd Aug 2018 16:29
Present....
-Keith
Phaelax
DBPro Master
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 16th Apr 2003
Location: Metropia
Posted: 23rd Aug 2018 22:18 Edited at: 23rd Aug 2018 22:18
Present as in



Or "present" as in Tim-othy?

Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
Ortu
DBPro Master
11
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 21st Nov 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posted: 24th Aug 2018 03:55
I still check in, though I've been quiet of late
http://games.joshkirklin.com/sulium

A single player RPG featuring a branching, player driven storyline of meaningful choices and multiple endings alongside challenging active combat and intelligent AI.
Seppuku Arts
Moderator
14
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 18th Aug 2004
Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Posted: 24th Aug 2018 20:04
I still hang about, I am like a bad infection, I never leave.

Quote: "I still check in, though I've been quiet of late"


Let's make some noise. Share a few beers, yell at things, that sort of things.


Quote: "That's not what your years of service sasys!"


Did you not hear? It was Green Gandalf's idea to use irrigation as a method of transporting water and helped revolutionise Mesopotamian society. The man is a genius.
Phaelax
DBPro Master
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 16th Apr 2003
Location: Metropia
Posted: 25th Aug 2018 05:18
And here I thought that was the White Gandalf
Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
The Once and Future Herakles
User Offline
Joined: 25th Aug 2018
Location:
Posted: 25th Aug 2018 08:08
Well, I'm not dead yet. So there's that.

I had to make a new account, but I assure you I'm still the same old Lord Herakles the Great, or whatever I called my original account. Can't remember exactly. I promise I'm not someone taking over his name as part of a clever scheme to rule the world.

I haven't posted here in forever. I've had other things going on in life. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. You know, life. I remember talking a lot about music back when I posted here semi-regularly. Anybody still here from that time?
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 26th Aug 2018 12:14
Quote: "Did you not hear? It was Green Gandalf's idea to use irrigation as a method of transporting water and helped revolutionise Mesopotamian society. The man is a genius."


I think you have me confused with someone else . This chap possibly:

Quote: "And here I thought that was the White Gandalf"
JoelJ
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 8th Sep 2003
Location: UTAH
Posted: 29th Aug 2018 22:46
I just signed in again just to post here. I haven't logged in for ages but I come around every now and then to see what's going on.

My name was previously "Darwin".
Your mother has been erased by a mod because it\'s larger than 600x120
Maindric
9
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 22nd Jul 2009
Location:
Posted: 30th Aug 2018 02:04
I just kicked it off again with AppGameKit tier 2 and I see this thread with people I remember reading posts from ages back (looking at you Seppuku Arts and Green Gandalf). In fact, wasn't there a PC giveaway for Green Gandalf? (I had to google after I typed it, https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/144577 yes you were). I remember seeing that looking at your contributions and being in admiration. I owe a lot to my drive to make games from TGC forum and what I learned here, even though all I provided were half efforts and questions.
Seppuku Arts
Moderator
14
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 18th Aug 2004
Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Posted: 31st Aug 2018 19:58
Quote: "(looking at you Seppuku Arts and Green Gandalf)"


-stands and tries to look innocent-

Quote: "I owe a lot to my drive to make games from TGC forum and what I learned here, even though all I provided were half efforts and questions. "


Likewise, Dark Basic was my first taste of programming and I fell in love and folks here helped me further along that path and put up with the naive teenager me. And nowadays after trying to get a job writing didn't work out, programming was an interest I was able to fall back on and I am now a real programmery type person. Which actually works out better, for a start, there's more money in it and a lot more job openings for it.
Robert F
5
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 2nd Jul 2013
Location:
Posted: 28th Sep 2018 01:22
My game making, model making, and everything development wise stemmed from FPS Creator. This forum brought me so much interest and new ideas.

When are all us old timers going to join together and make a great game!?
~Fps Creator since 2008~
Phaelax
DBPro Master
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 16th Apr 2003
Location: Metropia
Posted: 3rd Oct 2018 14:01
Quote: "When are all us old timers going to join together and make a great game!?"


Probably after we're all in a retirement home and have the free time.
Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
Mnemonix
16
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 2nd Dec 2002
Location: Skaro
Posted: 3rd Oct 2018 15:20
Quote: "Probably after we're all in a retirement home and have the free time."


Could you imagine the level of arguing in such a conquest amongst oldbies. It would be fascinating.
Join us at www.devhat.net and in #lobby at irc.devhat.net
Phaelax
DBPro Master
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 16th Apr 2003
Location: Metropia
Posted: 3rd Oct 2018 18:07
NURSE! Wheel my wrinkled butt over to the lan party and get me a bag of cheetos!
Tiled TMX Importer V.2
XML Parser V.2
Base64 Encoder/Decoder
Purple Token - Free online hi-score database
Legend of Zelda

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
spooky
16
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 30th Aug 2002
Location: United Kingdom
Posted: 4th Oct 2018 16:23
Thought I'd pop in and say hello as it's been a while.

I still can't resist browsing this forum every day or so even though I've not used DBP for years. I still have plans to finish my entry for the 2005 puzzle competition that I started but never finished!

Can't believe my account still works although it did not recognise my password so had to reset that.

I too am an old'ish fart who only has one more year until the big 50 comes around.
Boo!
Mnemonix
16
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 2nd Dec 2002
Location: Skaro
Posted: 5th Oct 2018 00:00
Hey spooky I remember you! OLDBIES UNITE
Join us at www.devhat.net and in #lobby at irc.devhat.net
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 7th Oct 2018 22:04
Quote: "Hey spooky I remember you! OLDBIES UNITE"


Hi Mnemonix and Spooky, I remember both of you as well.
Antidote
13
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 18th Mar 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posted: 12th Oct 2018 15:40
Feeling sentimental and missing this place. I honestly don't know if I'll ever fully appreciate how important this community was for me.
LBFN
11
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 7th Apr 2007
Location: USA
Posted: 16th Oct 2018 03:27
I'm still around and check in from time to time. I decided not to make the transition to AppGameKit and still make games with DB Pro.



So many games to code.....so little time.
Chris Ritchie
12
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 7th Jan 2006
Location: Norn Iron
Posted: 22nd Oct 2018 08:26
Thought i would chime in and say hi , I am still around and still working on a project in dark basic pro. Good to see all the old names here.

Lead programmer ULIDIA
SpecTre
Developer
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 24th Feb 2003
Location: UK
Posted: 23rd Oct 2018 00:57
Well I am still around and developing now with AppGameKit 2 in tier 2. Also an oldie with a few years left to the big 5 0 !
@spooky, nice to see you still around. Not sure if you remember but you helped me with a DBP kids app called Colour Splash with the fill routine along with IanM
Dark Java Dude 64
Community Leader
8
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 21st Sep 2010
Location: Neither here nor there nor anywhere
Posted: 10th Nov 2018 10:14 Edited at: 10th Nov 2018 10:14
It's been so long since I've posted here with any regularity, but I still check in and see what's been posted every month or so! For somewhere around 6 or 7 years, the first tab in Chrome was always the Geek Culture board. I can't believe it's been 8 years since I joined
Yes!
jeffhuys
12
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 24th May 2006
Location: No cheesy line here.
Posted: 11th Nov 2018 13:19 Edited at: 11th Nov 2018 13:20
Looong ago, I was on here a lot. I was really young, as you can probably see from my posts from then (I was around 14 years old around my first post). Had a lot of fun, a really good time creating "games" and just messing around with DBPro. Nowadays, I have a great job in web development, and I have all of you to thank for it. So, thank you all!
Dazzag
16
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 26th Aug 2002
Location: Cyprus
Posted: 21st Nov 2018 16:16
I normally check here every 6 months or so. Been a long time since I fired up DBPro. Don't think it's even on this PC... Long ago I used to spend a worrying amount of my free time either programming in DBPro, or on these boards

These days, thanks to a heavy amount of work, I rarely even get to develop any games (Unity in C# being my main tool). I'm a programmer for a living (23 years this year doing this job... grief....) so at least that scratches the itch a bit...

Now someone please get me the *codes* for a red tank, with yellow tracks, and a blue missile. Too soon?....

Cheers
Current fave quote : Cause you like musicians and I like people with boobs.
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 26th Nov 2018 18:04 Edited at: 26th Nov 2018 20:30
Gimme da codez! (Anon, TGC Forums, c. 2004).

Edit: Sorry! My timing is a bit off .

Here's a link to a copy of the original thread:

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/134293#msg1558321

For some reason Dazzaq's post reminded me of it . It's always a good read for those who remember the good old days


Hi Dazzag! Were you in Cyprus at one time? Edit: I see you still are ...
Jeku
Moderator
15
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 4th Jul 2003
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted: 28th Nov 2018 15:14
I still look in here from time to time with my ban hammer, but haven't found anyone that's worthy of it in a long time. I guess that's a good thing
Senior Software Engineer - RotoGrinders
Scorpius
1
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 16th Feb 2017
Playing: Malevolence: Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6
Posted: 1st Dec 2018 21:55
Now there's a challenge .
Mage
11
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 3rd Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posted: 2nd Dec 2018 00:26
I'm still around although I have never really explored outside of Dark Basic Professional discussion more than like 4 times all these years.

Mage's Modular Code - Get awesome UI controls and powerful Bitmap Fonts!
Screen Device Recovery - Stop your apps from crashing when minimized/tabbed/screen locked.
CPU Friendly Frame Limiter - Make your app generate less computer heat + noise, and use less battery life!
Cybermind
16
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 28th Nov 2002
Location: Searching for The Dark Tower, I hope it is in Denmark, near
Posted: 3rd Dec 2018 10:29
I'm still here, and I've been here for quite some time now
13/0
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 3rd Dec 2018 18:01
Quote: "Now there's a challenge ."


Indeed it is! Even more of a challenge than posting under the correct name .
Seppuku Arts
Moderator
14
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 18th Aug 2004
Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Posted: 3rd Dec 2018 20:03
I figure if anybody says "challenge accepted" it's an immediate ban, right?
Ortu
DBPro Master
11
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 21st Nov 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posted: 3rd Dec 2018 23:39
Isn't that giving them the win?
http://games.joshkirklin.com/sulium

A single player RPG featuring a branching, player driven storyline of meaningful choices and multiple endings alongside challenging active combat and intelligent AI.
Scorpius
1
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 16th Feb 2017
Playing: Malevolence: Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6
Posted: 4th Dec 2018 08:12
Challenge accepted!
Seppuku Arts
Moderator
14
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 18th Aug 2004
Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Posted: 4th Dec 2018 19:32
Jeku, you want first dibs?
Scorpius
1
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 16th Feb 2017
Playing: Malevolence: Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6
Posted: 5th Dec 2018 08:43
I think you were the first to say the magic phrase “challenge accepted” .

So I guess that’s a good reason for passing responsibility, is it not?
Seppuku Arts
Moderator
14
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 18th Aug 2004
Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Posted: 5th Dec 2018 19:57
Well I do have a habit of digging myself in a hole.
Green Gandalf
VIP Member
13
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 3rd Jan 2005
Playing: Malevolence:Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6.
Posted: 5th Dec 2018 23:59
Quote: "Well I do have a habit of digging myself in a hole. "


uzi idiot
8
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 27th Dec 2009
Location: Who Knows?
Posted: 7th Dec 2018 07:23
I lurk here sometimes. I like to see what's changed and whats been happening even if it's often not much
If something compiles on the first try. Something is terribly wrong.
DrewG
13
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 25th Aug 2005
Location:
Posted: 9th Dec 2018 05:12
Quote: "I still look in here from time to time with my ban hammer, but haven't found anyone that's worthy of it in a long time. I guess that's a good thing "


That's excellent to hear.
Jeff Miller
13
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 22nd Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posted: 10th Dec 2018 20:56
"I too am an old'ish fart who only has one more year until the big 50 comes around."
Spooky, don't walk into a mausoleum and close the door behind you just yet. I and at least one other guy who posted above are turning the big 70 this Spring.
Scorpius
1
Years of Service
Recently Online
Joined: 16th Feb 2017
Playing: Malevolence: Sword of Ahkranox, Skyrim, Civ6
Posted: 11th Dec 2018 08:52
Hi Jeff,

Good to see you are still around . Hope you are OK.

Quote: "I and at least one other guy who posted above are turning the big 70 this Spring "


Yep, I am he .
Jeff Miller
13
Years of Service
User Offline
Joined: 22nd Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posted: 11th Dec 2018 12:13
Oops, then that makes at least three. I was referring to someone else.

Login to post a reply

Server time is: 2018-12-19 00:32:04
Your offset time is: 2018-12-19 00:32:04