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Messages - Bregalad

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Likely it's Erdogan himself which is behind all this, in order to blame the kurds and justify a war against them. Maybe he even targetted kurdish people specifically and if this costs the life of a couple of turks as well, who cares. Families of 8-10 kids are common in Turkey so it's no problem to sacrifice people. Guys like him do not value life at all.

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(perhaps it's the most liberal Muslim country)
I'm no specialist but my guess is that Tunisa and Indonesia are also fairly liberal muslim countries, as well as micro-states like Barhein.

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Maddening to watch how a country with a more liberal constitution than some actual EU member countries is slowly being dragged into Middle Ages all over again because of poor governance and internal conflicts
Persecuting ethnic minorities is more a thing of the late 19th and early/mid 20th century rather than middle ages. Actually in middle ages people were free to speek the language they wanted.

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I highly doubt they'll ever join, unless EU elites go against the will of the people (as is quite often the case).
So true.

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It used to be, but under Erdogan it's taking huge steps back into the stone age practically every month.
So true.

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General Discussion / Re: Insects are the scum of the earth.
« on: June 26, 2016, 12:47:54 pm »
Mosquitoes. These bastards only exist to feed on us. They are the worst. There's no better joy than killing them.
I agree, HOWEVER, their bites are relatively painless and most of the time goes away in one single day at worst. Ordinary moquetoes do not carry dangerous illness, however some tropical ones does. You forgot to mention those sticking files who's name I ignore in English language. They are only present in the countryside where there is animals, and are like mosquetoes but in much worse. Their sticking are a bit more painful and needs a couple of days to go away.

That being said, wasps are still by far the worst.

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General Discussion / Re: Insects are the scum of the earth.
« on: June 26, 2016, 05:03:25 am »
I cannot stand bugs. I live in TN in what used to be a swamp, so they're especially big and fruitful.
That's nature vengance for you guys to dry out the swamp.

(please take this with a grain of salt - in case you'd be offended)

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I try to hide from them but I just can't seem to get away.

Expound on your feelings towards insects...I hate em with a well developed passion.
I do not particularly like insects, but without them, life as we know it on the earth wouldn't be possibly foreseeable, and our planet would look just be an uninhabited rock. They clean up all the dead corses in nature, and manage to clean everything up. Especially the flies and the ants, they are extremely useful. They also serve as cheap and abundant food for so many animals I won't list all them, but the most important being birds and frogs. Those guys also need something to eat, you know.

I do not know much animal names in English language, so it is hard for me to discuss much about this.

I am however surprised wasps weren't mentioned yet (or maybe they were, under a different name ?). This is by far the worst animal that God invented (although ticks, which were mentioned, come to a close 2nd). Right now it's yet fine, however I already know that since aprox. the 1st of August, it will be impossible to enjoy any meal outisde without at least 5 of those things to come immediately to share your meal. If they sting you, you're good for at least 10 days of extreme pain, and possibly some fever too. (As if this wasn't enough they can also bite, which is painful but not poisonous so the pain goes away quick). If one of them enter in your mouth, this means possible death.

There is many other dangerous animals out there, but most of them needs to be actually provoked in order to be dangerous. The wasps do not, just a simple sandwich counts as a "provocation".

In addition to this, wasps aren't particularly useful to the ecosystem. They just destroy wooden constructions and prevent us to enjoy meals outside during the summer, despite the nice and warm weather. The only good thing they can do is feed spiders, but I'm not particularly fond of them either.

Also, I am pretty sure that global warming increase the quantity of harmful insects, at least where I live (Switzerland), many insects comes from south of the Alps and weren't able to cross them before. Softer winters allows much more larva to survive. Ticks were unheard of before 1990, started to appear, but now they're extremely common and I don't know anyone who hasn't been bit at least once. My cat is regularly bit by those assholes. I have been bitten once, I didn't feel anything but I noticed it immediately (on my feet), so I was able to remove it easily, painlessly and fortunately I didn't have any illness due to that. I guess I was lucky.

EDIT : SunGodPortal just mentioned wasps, but his post wasn't there when I typed this down.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 26, 2016, 04:48:05 am »
Can someone provide a very basic explanation of what is expected to happen as a result of this?  I don't really get what being in the EU gets a county and what not being in it will do for Britain.  I mean, they never even used the Euro, so what is the big deal here?  I am very unfamiliar.

The only thing I have seen is a few articles that said something about how trade with Britain will be negatively impacted.  For who?  Why?
The UK negotiated to enter the EU while leaving out the Schengen Area and not using the Euro as money. So for travel and money, the UK leaving the EU will not change a thing (i.e. there has always been secured borders for both UK and Ireland Republic, and there will always be).

The main concern here is the UK leaving the EEA. The exact implications of this are still unknown, but the pessimists thinks this means trade between the UK and the EU will be complicated, as the UK will be considered a 3rd country again. It would also be more problematic for UK companies to hire people from the continent, and vice-versa.

Whether this is a good thing or not is debatable. Today the trend is to go ultraliberal and to abolish all forms of protectionism, but personally I think this policy causes more damage than good, as this creates unemployement in developed countries and favours cheap labour in poorer countries.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 25, 2016, 04:32:29 pm »
Oh I knew they would call for the vote, but I doubt it will get as much support now knowing what will happen to their economies because of the uncertainty.
I agree, however, in the case the long-term effects of the Brexit turns out to be great in a half dozen of years, things will be radically different. Also, if a country uses the Euro and choose to leave the union, traders cannot make the money plundge since the money is the Euro itself. Yes the euro would loose some value, but that'll be filtered out by other countries remaining stable enough.

Also, I do not understand why GB didn't organize this vote on a sunday. This would have prevented the economists to do anything before monday morning, limiting the damage. Maybe even saturday, but I'm not sure if the trades are open on saturday.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 25, 2016, 05:03:34 am »
Basically, the UE calls themselves democratic and humanitarian. But their philosophy is : "If you disagree with us, you're wrong. If you leave us, you're dead." Very democratic indeed.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 25, 2016, 04:17:06 am »
We will. All someone has to do is fart somewhere else in the world and the stocks go crazy here. It's pretty stupid.
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It's a perfect example of how stupid the current system is. Nothing has even changed yet. There was a vote and the prime minister will be stepping down in a few months. Other than that, what has actually occurred and caused so many business folk to simultaneously shit their pants? It's ridiculous and pathetic.
SO TRUE !

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I am quite surprised at the lack of love for the EU from outside the EU though.
I tend to quite disklike imperalism as a whole, it being American, Russian, Chineese, or whathever. The EU is just yet another form of imperialism, where some elite wants to control one continent. And no, even if they call it democratic or whatever, I do not appreciate that, at ALL.

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Switzerland can afford to do it because it's a insignificant country that doesn't affect a thing (except where thieves and criminal bankers stash their money).
Err... no. Switzerland is more populated than 13 of the 28 EU members, and it's GDP between the 6th and 7th GDP of the EU (The Netherlands and Sweden), that means grosso modo a stronger economy than 22 of the 28 EU members.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 24, 2016, 04:46:51 pm »
But asking Joe Bob the 50 year old farmer what he thinks about matters of state that can alter the world economy? Fuck no.
Yup, and 20 years old <insert job here> aren't much better, since they have 30 less year of experience with life.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:42:40 pm »
The United States already are a construct like the EU, just in a later stage.
The United Kingdom too...

Off topic :
The United States, unlike each of the 28 EU member, and quite more of regional instances within those, do not have any history or traditions. It's just a place where billions of european, asians and africans immigrated in disorder, exterminating the civilisations that were already there. As such it is by no means a nation comparable to European nations.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:31:59 pm »
I just don't see why the UK needed to be a part of the EU in the first place. They'll be successful whether they are a part of it or not and for them it just seems like a source of unnecessary problems. I imagine that would be like a bunch of south American countries convincing the US to join a similar union just so we could help prop up failed states like Mexico.
I could be wrong, but the UK joined very early, before the EU was actually that significant. At this point it wasn't supposed to be "states helps other states", but just an international group like the United Nations.

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Newcomer's Board / Re: LGBT ROM Hacks
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:18:38 pm »
Any and every video game I can find will have a gay version made. Mario, Zelda, Mega Man. This is the first of many, many projects.
Seriously, this sounds like yet another flood of low quality hacks. If you're really that serious about it (and from your next post quoted below, it sounded like you are), you'd better pick something more seriously and work harder to have one hack worth of playing.

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It is serious. When I realized I was gay, I was extremely distressed because I saw nothing but straight relationships in every single form of media. It caused me to believe I was defective and/or insignificant.  I am making these hacks to prevent others from feeling the way I did when I was younger.
No ROM hack will ever fix this problem for people which will later realise them as homosexual (or whathever). Homosexual-based media already exist in quantity, however it is only watched by the niche market people which already came out. Nobody else wants to see that, trust me.

That's a bit similar to how retro games are ignored by the vast majority of people. They know they exist, but aren't interested in them, they are only interested in new games. (now the comparison stops here).

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It raises the question: could sex be removed from such games entirely?
In some games you play as the main character, such as Myst or its sequel Riven. In english languages it makes it possible, but in french language one person's sex has to be revealed when this person speaks, so this made the Myst protagonist male.

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General Discussion / Re: Brexit begins. The world looks on in horror.
« on: June 24, 2016, 02:57:07 pm »
What think you?
(My biased point of view of someone living on the European continent somewhere which has never been part of the EU)

I think it's great news. The EU was originally an international group meant for peace in Europe. Since 1990 or so it has become some way to super-americanize europe, and basically with the goal to force european countries to merge into one huge puppet state of the USA, and renounce to all the sovereignty. They don't hesitate to call themselves "universal" and "the only way to democracy", and call their opponents "right extreme", "Nationalist", "fachists", just because they want their country to be independent. Introducing a money with a dumb name and trying to force everyone to adopt this currency is a TERRIBLE idea. Last but not the least, they purposely bring always the confusion between Europe the continent and the European Union, so that they exclude peopel which doesn't adhere to their views as if they were not part of the continent.

They want to have power and decide what all countries do, they also want all countries which very different cultures and languages to behave the same, and do exactly the same, which is neither a good thing nor possible. They'll soon under the influence of city-driven elite people force member states to allow gay marriage and legalize weed, they'll continue to massacre the traditional agriculture by encouraging only industrial farms, and the remains of our traditional European society would definitely be destroyed.

I am also certain independant european countries can have a much higher weight on the international scene than a weak, destabilised and extremely unpopular EU. Look at how europe was before the first world war and at what it is now, for instance. Back then Europe (the continent) was unambiguously seen as the centre of the world, both culturally and economically, and various independent states had good relationships with each-other, allowing good economic cooperation.

Today... look at this mess. Seriously. The UE needs to disappear into a bunch of smaller, less powerful and more meaningful unions. For instance, the Benelux union and the union of former Austro-Hungarian states would make sense.

As for horror, this was probably hironic but don't get me started. If you want horrors looks at North Korea, Yemen, Syria, Eritheria, .... not the UK.

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Apparently there's a government petition to vote again about brexit, got around 130K people signing
Typical EU mentality. You don't agree with us ? Let's revote until you do... we're in a democracy, you guys are just retarded fascists. They already did something like that in Ireland if I remember well.

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Don't worry: I'm moving out in 4 years now because of this, you won't be seeing me in the UK after I hit 18.
You are so obviously not used to referendums being held in your country. Here in Switzerland this happens 18 times a year, and in about 2/3 of the cases I am frustrated about the result and it makes me extremely angry. I can perfectly understand how you feel exactly. Nevertheless, I never quitted my country because of how horribly the political decisions are taken here... because it's not better in other countries. Not everyone is going to always agree with you, no matter your opinion.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
« on: June 19, 2016, 04:14:10 am »
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What do I do if the Nintendo ship sinks?
So what could you possibly do? I guess you should just be acclimated to that, and perhaps feel nostalgia, but you can't do much, really. Unless you're rich enought to buy the company, but I seriously doubt that.

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Newcomer's Board / Re: Expanding and Using NES Memory
« on: June 14, 2016, 02:12:38 pm »
Have you tried to compress your script, for example with CompressTools, and see how much space you could save by using an apropriate compression algorithm?

Switching to SUROM should be straightforward, given that you dupplicate the fixed bank. Since the rest of the game fits in the first 16 banks and you have a duplicate fixed bank in bank 31, you have bank 16-30 at your disposal for all the text you want. You'll have to have a secondary switch routine that select the banks 0-15 (normal gameplay) or 16-31 (your extra text space), but as opposed to what Dish says, this do not have to be in the fixed bank. I am also pretty sure the game has routines to write to all 4 MMC1 registers in its fixed bank already, even if the middle 2 aren't used because the game uses CHR-RAM, so you'll just have to call them from the text dispatching/decoding routine.

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It looks more like documentation about 3D graphics on the Playstation rather than documentation about PlayStation development in general I think.

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I do not know how to solve your problem, but the PS1 (don't call that console PSX, this name means nothing) do not have a fixed resolution, like the NES for instance. Both vertical and horizontal resolution could be changed for different games, and can even change between screens of the same game. So not all agmes are necessary 320x240. They could go up to twice that.

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@Kallisto and your point is?

Technically, only German, Dutch (including Flemish dialects), English, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish are considered Germanic languages (this includes the dialects of those languages, obviously). Other languages have many Germanic influences, but aren't Germanic at core.

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-Keywords from FF2. This was a more western approach to dialogue that at times made town/story segments more engaging I thought. It could've also been used just to keep track of important info, like a journal.
My impression is that keywords in FF2 was a cheap way to make characters says different things when the game engine would normally not have allowed it. In FF1, characters just says a line, period. Only Conelia's King, Conelia's Princess, Matoya and the elf prince actually switch their dialogue from something to something else depending on your progress.

In FF2 it would not be much better, but the keywords allowed them to make a NPC act more appropriately depending on your progress. I think in FF3 and after they improved the engine so NPC could just say whathever was needed depending on the situation.

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Manually using items on NPCs (FF3). This could've been a lot of fun if expanded upon and using items on NPCs is re-used, albeit in a more controlled manner, but I suppose they had to prioritize due to cart size and time constraints.
Cool feature indeed! I dont know why they removed that, but this is back in... Chrono Cross !

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Group target by enemy type (FF3). This was a surprisingly modern convenience type feature, which would also have more of a use with more mixed encounters of enemies with different affinities. Would've perhaps made things too easy though.
I do not remember what exactly you're mentioning. However, it's quite possible FF3 allows you to group enemy type only, and not *all* enemies, so back then it was supposed to be impressive that FF4 allowed to target all enemies, seen as an improvement from FF3 where you could only target a small group. From FF5 and on, you fight smaller group of enemies (usually 1-4) as opposed to FF1-4 where fighting against 8 enemies was common, so it's quite different.

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Controllable growth of stats, spells and party make up (FF1-3 to different extents). I don't mind predefined, specialized characters from a challenge perspective and can see how it makes storytelling easier, but I also thought earlier approaches to character/party building made more sense for an RPG and offered a bit more replayability.
In FF4, Cecil switching from dark knight to paladin, as well as to a lesser extent, Edward being a bard and Lydia being a summoner plays a major role in the story. So they'd rather have fixed jobs for everyone else too and make a game based on fixed job characters and develop other portions of the battle system better, in occurrence the ATB system. FF4's battle system might seem the least interesting now that character progression is fixed and linear but ATB wasn't the norm back then so it was the selling point of this game back then, I think. FF5 and + did restore the controllable growth of stats, spells and party make-up that was lost in FF4.

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Gating via harder encounters rather than with a "lock and key" mechanic (FF2).
This can probably easily be contoured by abusing various mechanics in the game, also, this do not impose a precise time in the story where an area switch from "inaccessible" to "fully accessible", instead, it gradually moves from inaccessible to accessible. The story of FF4 and + are linear, and requires you to complete tasks in a precise order, this wouldn't be possible by preventing you to pass only with hard encounters. This only works for subquests access locking. It could work by allowing enemies to be defeated by a key-item only, but heh, that doesn't sound very exiting.

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Anything else you can think of and want to comment on? Go ahead!
I agree it's a shame that elves disappeared from the series.

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Really, the old-school miss mechanic is just stupid and probably only existed because they were early iterations of the franchise and therefore less developed than all of the games that followed.
I agree, this mechanic is terrible. FF3 does better things to prevent us to spam the 'A' button, like forcing us to be mini to access certain areas for instances, as well as having enemies almost immune to physical attacks.

Golden Sun still manages to be great despite them using this shitty idea of ineffective attacks.

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That's something these days that prevents me from enjoying a lot of FF games like I used to.
Only the original FF and FF2 have this "feature", and FF2 already suck for other reasons, so this really does only make one single game we're prevented to ejoy.

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For what it's worth, the 2015 French fan-translation is apparently based on the JP ROM with VWF hacks made for it from scratch among other things.
It is based on the US ROM, but on the japanese script.

Magus is called "Maoh" which is I think a fine choice. Having frog as "Keru" is veird, considering most people aren't expected to know this means something in japanese. They could at least have francised it as "Kaƫl" if they really wanted to keep the original name.

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Also as it happens, Shadowgate is supposed to be in German
No only the box is, the ROM is in english.

And yeah, funny that both Kemko and Kemco appears to be acceptable orthographies. I guess this can happen, especially if this the company's name involves a transliteration.

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