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General Discussion / Re: My Ebooks Thread
« on: February 23, 2014, 03:20:52 am »
Oh wow, I thought that you wouldn't want to touch anything that wasn't in the public domain. Though I doubt any authors and publishing houses from the 1940's are going to crawl out of the woodwork and cry copyright violation any time soon.

Also, if you convert PD books, does that mean you are within your rights to sell them? Or at least accept donations for your work (I imagine it must take hours on end to type out a printed book).

You can easily publish and sell ebooks on Amazon, and you get a 70% royalty payment for each book sold... Unless they are in the PD, and then you get nothing.
But that doesn't necessarily stop you from selling them on Amazon, as there are many PD for sale on there already. It makes me wonder how they got around Amazon's policy.

The only time Amazon allows you to profit from self-published PD books is if you have added a major original contribution, such as an annotation or something to that effect.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming with your significant other
« on: September 21, 2013, 01:08:18 am »
My significant other wins at everything, no matter what. And it's not really an intentional move on my part; I just suck at most games. They try and take the time to "help (me) get better", but yeah... I find that 20% of our significant time together is spent gaming, be it fighting games, League of Legends, or Dungeons and Dragons. I wouldn't change it for anything.

Script Help and Language Discussion / Re: The Light of Indra
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:42:29 pm »
Well, it doesn’t mean anything else....

Really? (I usually see "Miasma" written as ミアズマ when they want that exact meaning.) Either way, miasma means a noxious gas that carries connotations of plague and illness. Not necessarily obstructing vision and accuracy.

Script Help and Language Discussion / Re: The Light of Indra
« on: September 15, 2013, 09:12:26 pm »
It can, indeed, mean miasma. In context, miasma is a gas released from swamps (methane) that was believed to cause fevers and illness. (Check out Night Air and Miasma Theory.)

But if you want to ditch the Greek/religious undertones, a cloud of gas could suffice.

As for やみを はらった, personally I'd go with "The darkness has been lifted."

Script Help and Language Discussion / Re: Donkey Konga 1 Song Translations
« on: September 07, 2013, 07:31:23 pm »
とっとこ means "trotting". とっとこうた would be "Trotting Song". It's worth noting that the Hamtaro anime in Japan is called とっとこハム太郎, which is "Trotting Hamtaro".

General Discussion / Re: Shading on my cartoons
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:28:33 pm »
For best results in GIMP (and Photoshop), create a new layer on top of your base colors, and set the layer mode to Multiply. This allows you to paint over an image with the same color, and still get a shaded effect. (In more realistic art, you'd want to shy towards an opposite color while shading. In cartoons, they tend to smack a layer of gray over it.)

And, of course, you can make use of the pen tool and hard-edged brushes for the crisp, cartoon-y look.

General Discussion / Re: Gainful Employment
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:07:57 pm »
I just started my new job today. I put in an application, got a call the next day for an interview, was one of the first people interviewed out of a group, and was hired on the spot. They sent the other applicants home.

It was my skill and experience that got me the job, but it was networking that got me the interview. If you're in the market for a job, never hesitate to ask your friends and family if their work is hiring, or if they know anyone who is looking for help. A person's word goes a lot farther than a paper resume can, oddly enough.

Also, I don't drive or have a car, and work is ~15 miles away. I manage to catch rides from my significant other and various friends. I feel like a burden sometimes, but you'd be surprised what unemployed people will do for gas money.

Site Talk / Re: How do I know if my submission was accepted?
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:41:50 pm »
Is this it? http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1516/

Unless you get a rejection email, chances are your submission went through. When in doubt, double check the database. You can also contact that staff directly in the future if you have any questions or concerns about your submissions, but it looks like it went through without a hitch.

General Discussion / Re: In vitro hamburger
« on: August 08, 2013, 12:00:10 pm »
Okay, so the food critics who actually ate the meat claim it doesn't really taste like traditional meat, and it's not juicy at all (due to lack of fat), but it has a meat mouthfeel. They know it's meat, and it tastes more like meat than soy and veggie burgers... obviously.

My question is... Meat is filled with vitamins and minerals obtained from the animal feasting on nature. This can't be replicated without injecting this pure lab meat with chemicals. Aside from a wonderful source of protein for vegetarians, would in vitro meat offer any benefits over traditional meat? The current cost of it is ungodly, and -in the future- could aid in feeding the hungry... but would people prefer this meat over traditional meat, due to the lack of taste and vitamin/mineral components? I mean, humans only eat meat to get calories, vitamins, and minerals that they were lacking in nature. So... why would we want this?

I'm all for change, and cattle farming really is bad for the environment, and attributes to climate change more than humans... But cows are so delicious. I like my beef juicy.

General Discussion / Re: Sure has got quiet in here...
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:23:49 am »
The site staff is actually growing quite a bit due to the increase of submissions.

Here's my TCG2 Atlas file.

Code: [Select]
#VAR(Table, TABLE)
#ADDTBL("tcg1.tbl", Table)


//POINTER #1 @ $DC004 - STRING #1 @ $E24B0

//POINTER #2 @ $DC008 - STRING #2 @ $E24B5

//POINTER #3 @ $DC00C - STRING #3 @ $E24BB

Try removing the '-' before your DC000.

As a bonus, it gives you tons and tons of extra space. In my version, I'm able to keep the original Japanese script and add in the complete English script with space left over.

Pointer table starts at $DC000 and each pointer is 4 bytes. Text begins at $E24B0. Subtract DC000 from the text address to get the pointer value, and then reverse the bytes.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Pokemon Yellow NES Translation Project
« on: June 21, 2013, 05:14:07 pm »
As it's not your project, Lugia is free to name the character as he pleases. I support the fact that he is following the naming the Chinese game used. Also, Pokemon Yellow (as this game is based on) follows the Anime, and not Red from Red or the various manga, so he has every right to go with "Ash" as the name. If you don't like it, I am positive it's a very simple hack the change the name to Red. I'm surprised you're not arguing over the Gary/Blue/Green dilemma as well.

Site Talk / Re: So what's the deal with Nightmare?
« on: June 21, 2013, 06:39:05 am »
Essentially, the Wiki as it currently sits is a remnant of how RHDN inherited it. People originally made pages for really random things. It's been decided since then that the Wiki would be mainly for ROM info and documents pertaining to hacking them. It won't do anything with utilities, as utilities come and go, and many become obsolete quickly. It's easier to just link to the page on RHDN, as it usually contains everything you need to know.

I've never heard of the utility, but it appears that whoever contributed to the wiki in 2007 was a fan of the program, and wrote thusly about it. So there's no drama tied to it that I'm aware of, so don't feel like you're stepping on eggshells or anything.

The wiki is in a continual change since RHDN took over it and appointed new staff.

Also, the wiki contains only 3 links to the page that I see. If it's listed elsewhere, feel free to edit the wiki and point the utility to the RHDN page for now.

General Discussion / Re: Calender Program?
« on: June 20, 2013, 07:46:27 am »
I use EfficientPIM, which looks similar to Rainlender and is functionally similar. It got me through college. It offers popups (and allows you to set how early before something is due to remind you), and also doubles as a contact storage.

Site Talk / Re: Staff Crisis
« on: June 07, 2013, 10:10:15 pm »
I can vouch for snarfblam. I think he'd make a good addition to the staff and he'd likely have the queue tackled within a day.

Site Talk / Re: Public Flagging of Items for Deletion
« on: June 07, 2013, 02:41:21 am »
Maybe add something along the lines of "Report an error" or "Report to Staff" to the pages, rather than using the D word. It would function the same as what you proposed, but without that magic word it suddenly reduces the inherent amount of drama surrounding the word.

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