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Site Talk / Re: Tapatalk support
« on: March 08, 2016, 06:07:29 pm »
Neither was I, and I've been a staff member in various forms since 2009!

Site Talk / Re: Tapatalk support
« on: March 07, 2016, 09:04:48 am »
Our site uses a lot of custom code. It might not be possible. Nightcrawler will have to determine this.

So, don't get your hopes up yet.

General Discussion / Re: What is your favourite "sports"-type game?
« on: February 27, 2016, 05:51:32 am »
Been a fan of the occasional skateboarding game since i was a kid.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Front Mission-Like Game?
« on: February 27, 2016, 05:16:31 am »
The story seems to be on the greenlight page

But, the English is so awkward it causes... issues. Let's use that word charitably. :)


Anyway, as for the balancing, I seem to recall that in FM3, close range let you fuck things up massively.

General Discussion / Re: "Progress" & "Progressive"
« on: February 27, 2016, 05:14:51 am »
And got there by torturing dissidents and shit.

They were not a good model, even if later reforms made the country much, much better.

General Discussion / Re: Sony boycott
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:37:18 pm »
It's not about "not understanding the dynamics of abusive relationships". It's about common sense and personal responsibility. If someone is treating you like shit, don't put up with it. If someone rapes you, get them thrown in jail before they rape someone else. Doing anything else and trying to justify it is a matter of trying to turn excuses into reasons.

I'm not totally oblivious to the concept of abuse and it's psychological effects.

You might not be, but I don't think you know or udnerstand how it can break a person down, prevent them from escaping.

My dad spent years being broken down by his family and only escaped the cycle of abuse because he met my mom, who literally saved him. From what I can tell, this was literally a coincidence.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Front Mission-Like Game?
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:11:09 pm »
Even better, there are 8-10% fees from Indiegogo/Paypal/credit card processors. In the best case scenario of meeting their funding (the absolute minimum they should be aiming for), their take-home would be $54,600. That leaves:

Development – $32,760 (?!)
BGM – $16,380
Localization – $5,460

Now, I don't know a whole lot about PC game development or music, so I can't comment there... but $5,460 to translate a game of this scale? I assume there is absolutely ZERO plot if they expect any translators to bid on that. At first, I thought that the price was insulting as it is, but then I read that they plan on a worldwide release. That means that this isn't just one localization, but several localizations all need to be done from the same paltry sum.

The game looks fun, but for the money they're asking for.. yeah, this is a train-wreck waiting to happen. Especially if they didn't even factor in the cost of their incentives into their budget.

TBH, the game looks amazing.

I just think that their crowdfunding campaign is... charitably, I think the proper word here is, described as amateur hour shenanigans.

I get the feeling it will fail, even if they get all the money they need and then some, and it will be their fault.

Gaming Discussion / Re: How would you improve Sonic the Hedgehog?
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:08:40 pm »
My honest opinion is they need to stop making Sonic games where the idea is to do as many things possible as to make you wait.

Sonic 2, one of my favorite sonic games, is full of 'em. The entire point of Metropolis Zone seems to be to make you wait.

General Discussion / Re: Sony boycott
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:07:25 pm »
I think SGP was wrong and just didn't know how abuse works. It's why I linked to the information I did.

General Discussion / Re: Sony boycott
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:52:05 am »
Okay. Now that I've got a good opportunity to say something without having to directly respond to something I'd like to tell a little bit of my history that might shed a little light on why I hold the opinions I do. I have never been raped, nor have I raped anyone but I can think of three cases where someone I knew or loved was affected by this subject.

Case #1) My aunt used to be married to this guy, let's call him Jimmy. Jimmy was a lot of fun. He seemed like a really cool guy and then suddenly, he disappeared from out lives and any time I asked my mom about him she was reluctant to answer. It always seemed that she was hiding something. She was. When I was a teenager she finally told me and my sister that "Jimmy" had molested my cousin numerous times and that when my aunt found out about it she got a divorce and he was told to stay as far away as possible. She didn't go to the police because she knew that once my grandfather found out, he would flat-out murder Jimmy. He would have taken his shot-gun and blown this guy to pieces. I have no doubt of this. Because of that, Jimmy was never held accountable for the disgusting things that he did to my cousin. I have memories of playing a game with this dude where he would tie me and my brother and sister up and see how long it took us to get out. It sounds weird, but we were kids so it was fun. That's SUPER CREEPY looking back. He probably went on to rape someone else because if someone is sick enough to rape a child there really is not limit to what damage they can cause.

Case #2) I think I was a sophomore or junior in high school. I was sitting in class one day and noticed that the girl sitting next to me was obviously uncomfortable. Something was bothering her and I didn't know what. I wasn't good friends with her so I didn't want to pry. So, the teacher left the room for a few minutes to take care of some business and then she and the dude on the other side of me started to argue about something. I tried not to pay attention because I didn't want to be involved in their drama. Things heated up and I decided to start paying attention. Just as I looked at the girl, she said to him "You raped me". I'll never forget the look on her face. I'll never forget the sound of her voice. I'll never forget the deafening silence that followed. Long story short, she never told anybody else and he got away with it. He took advantage of a drunk girl at a party and never had to face up to it.

Case #3) Some time during summer break after 7th grade and not long after my older brother had died (that was a REALLY shitty year all the way around) I was informed that my cousin's dad was arrested for raping his sister-in-law while she was baby-setting his kids after he came in loaded on drugs. I don't have time to tell all of this story because it is a long and complicated one. The most important part though is, this guy went to prison for a rape that it turned out that he didn't commit. The accuser was a sociopath who was just trying to cover up the affair that she was having with him and the judge believed her because the accused was a drug-addicted burglar who had spent most of his life in prison. Nobody believed him.

So there you have it. The three times that someone I know was involved in a rape case the two people who actually raped someone were never held accountable and the guy who didn't rape anyone went to prison for it. If THIS is what NORMALLY HAPPENS when there is a rape case I don't think anything I've said was inappropriate and I can easily understand why people have such strange and varied reactions to rape allegations.

See, here's the problem. You're taking your personal anecdotes and applying them to the entire situation of rape, rape accusers and rape convictions. Don't you see how illogical that is?

I understand that impulse. Trust me, I do. But, it's not the logical thing to do because it's usually incorrect.

About rape accusations: http://www.icdv.idaho.gov/conference/handouts/False-Allegations.pdf

The reality is, the percentage is low.

So, why are we discussing this? Why are men so afraid of rape accusations that it seems to dominate their thoughts when the subject of rape comes up? Why does this come up every time a famous rape case happens? Why is it we, as a society, automatically toss suspicion on the accuser?

Why does this happen every fucking time?

Well, fuck me running.

Just to put everyone's mind a bit more at ease.  It seems what happened here is that we used revision 1.0 of the rom.  The main one floating around on the net is revision 1.1.  However, I've done some pretty extensive testing and the translation works just fine with revision 1.1 of the rom.  So, feel free to use that version and the IPS patch or our xdelta and turn off CRC checking.  From my testing so far, the game should play without issues.  If you do happen to encounter any, please let us know.

I'd recommend updating the ROM info to reflect that there's a 1.1 and you used 1.0

General Discussion / Re: Sony boycott
« on: February 25, 2016, 03:41:05 pm »
I know I said I'd stay out of this thread, but I've noticed a few things in it I feel need addressing.

For one, people don't seem to understand what abuse does to the mind.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/09/26/3571723/domestic-violence-long-term-effects/ The article is mostly a summation of what's known, but has source links to various studies throughout if you're not a fan of TP.

I'll tackle the other stuff a bit later. Forgive me if this thread is a bit... taxing on me, given what I said about my history earlier.

General Discussion / MOVED: Adventures of Lomax
« on: February 25, 2016, 07:06:07 am »

General Discussion / Re: Sony boycott
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:06:48 pm »
For the record, it's not uncommon at all for many rape and/or other kinds of sexual assault victims to feel shame and like its their fault.

I know I felt that way.

General Discussion / Re: "Progress" & "Progressive"
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:24:07 pm »
Is he banned for good or just banned a little bit?

Note: I'm not questioning the decision, I'm just curious.

Unless he appeals and makes a good argument, gone for good.

General Discussion / Re: Sony boycott
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:22:52 pm »
Hello, popping in here to say that guys please calm down.

Now I'm leaving the thread. Myself, I'm a sexual assault survivor so I try not to hang around such threads.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Front Mission-Like Game?
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:09:31 pm »

Okay so looking at that, if you scroll down, you find this:

This is their approximate budget for the 60K they're looking for.

Notice it does not include the various rewards.

I, uh, see this going down in smoke and flares.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Front Mission Revived?
« on: February 24, 2016, 04:06:40 pm »
Well that thread title is utterly incorrect. Changing...

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