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Site Talk / Re: Questions threads
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:10:32 pm »
I think the point of such a thread IS that the posts are useless for everyone else. So that stuff gets buried there isn't a problem, it's part of the design. Questions get asked and answered and the thread moves on.

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Site Talk / Re: Questions threads
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:52:52 pm »
Also the question threads would be massive, and finding information in them would be difficult.

Though how many "I have a specific issue in game xyz" questions are actually useful for more than just the person that poses the question? I honestly don't know, the suggestion is not without merit.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: So I played White Knight Chronicles 2
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:26:41 am »
Don't lump a great stategy game like Valkyrie Chronicles into the same sentence as the by-the-numbers JRPG timewastes you mentioned :P

While I still had a working 360, I also considered Magna Carta 2 among the better JRPGs of that time period. It had a pretty open world, good production values and a fun combat system if you controlled the faster attacking characters.

I really don't get people's JRPG choices these days. Some games that are extremely uninspired by-the-numbers cash-ins get adored to no end while other games that are almost the same get trashed to kingdom come. (By the same people) I gave up trying to find rhyme or reason with those.

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Programming / Re: Entropy coding
« on: January 12, 2014, 05:24:35 pm »
in fact plain old vanilly Huffman is probably the most complex to decode of the set.

The encoding is so super easy though, I find that much better to implement and understand than LZxx et al. Huffman is pure computer science beauty.

Since BRP asked for compressions we find interesting, one of my favourite is Burrows-Wheeler-Transform (BWT). It's not a compression by its own, but rather a preprocessing step, but it's also a real *light bulb* sort of algorithm. I just love the idea of it. It is completely useless for hacking stuff though, since it requires n^2 memory to process n bytes. It is a transformation that takes any random data block and sorts the bytes so that it is afterwards perfect for RLE compression. The data is basically completely sorted by letter "aaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbbbccccdddddd....". And it can still be transformed back into the original! It is quite brilliant. But as I said, massive memory requirements.

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Front Page News / Re: Translations: Soul Hackers spreads its (bat) wings
« on: January 11, 2014, 05:03:08 am »
So while this thread is up, is the game actually any good? Thinking about getting the 3DS version :P

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I have never seen an Arcade (IRL) in my life. I'm not sure if it's because I live in a rural area or if they were never a real thing in Germany.

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General Discussion / Re: So are you guys conservatives or liberals?
« on: December 30, 2013, 04:22:38 pm »
Aaaaand the reason why general discussion forums should be removed lol.

 :police: :angel: what's it gonna be?

Nah, only two or three touchy topics. Can't kill them all for a few black sheep.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Games and Society
« on: December 28, 2013, 07:02:16 am »
I think the classification of 'Gamer', while nebulous, implies a certain frequency of gaming and implies that you are playing games for its own end rather than to pass the time or to have a shared activity with somebody.  It also implies you spend some of your non-gaming time talking with other people about games and following news about games.

This is a definition of gamer I can wholeheartedly sign up for. It is pretty dumb that the fights over the term in the larger gaming scene seem to be mostly about game difficulty and e-peen.

As for how the rest of the world sees gaming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Box01YzekaQ
(Though granted, esports is another beast entirely again, but I found the reactions of the old farts in that discussion funny)

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General Discussion / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 3 Xmas Release
« on: December 27, 2013, 03:39:42 pm »
Awesome.

I tested it a bit earlier. The game works with no graphical gliches and at full speed with ppsspp if anyone wants to emulate it. The translation feels a bit unpolished, but the release mentioned that the tutorial wasn't formated properly due to a hdd crash, and that was the part I played. Definitely perfectly playable in any case. Looking forward to give this a proper playthrough soon(tm).


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Gaming Discussion / Re: Games and Society
« on: December 27, 2013, 03:14:16 am »
Why does it matter?

This topic always brings me to the pathetic games "journalists" and their sad attempts of putting gaming on a pedestral where it doesn't belong, so they can feel good about themselves when they announce their profession in social gatherings instead of being ashamed as the poor hacks they are.

Gaming is important to us and that is awesome. It is irrelevant to the rest of the world and that is fine.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Obscure translation guides
« on: December 24, 2013, 05:08:51 am »
Many Super Robot Wars games have translation guides available. SRW A has a complete translation, and most of the big ones have a sort of summary translation by MNeidengard, though you'll be stuck to the route he played. He always plays the Super routes while I would always play Real routes FML  :'(

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General Discussion / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 3 Xmas Release
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:22:58 am »
Didn't even know this project existed, this made my day.

Thanks!

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Neverland is nevermore.
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:08:03 pm »
Hm, that is really sad. Though did they deliver anything good since Lufia 2? The Rune Factory games were absolutely horrible IMO.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: 3DS XL issues.
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:07:03 am »
but in the even that this can't be resolved, how hard is it to replace a screen on something like this?

Upper or lower screen? It's most likely very hard either way though. I can tell you that without looking up guides for it.  :-\

That this topic comes up now is funny, because I was considering getting myself a 3DS for Christmas. But it reminded me of the poor Nintendo build quality since the DS days. The times when Nintendo products would survive a nuclear attack are sadly over.

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General Discussion / Re: Playing your own Hacks/Translations etc.
« on: November 17, 2013, 09:20:44 am »
If you play it a few years later you can just sit back and be proud of your work. Right after release? No chance, as you said you already tested it to death. If you didn't, your project probably wasn't polished very much.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: New consoles launch
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:25:42 pm »
This isn't really the optimal forum to ask on. Only a handful of us even have an interest in newer consoles, and of those most of us have the same outlook; wait it out and then pick one up when the price drops.

That. The launch line-ups are pretty weak, no good exclusives at all. Various decent multi-platform titles I can just play on PC, and with better quality to boot, even though the consoles are brand new.... (BF4 @ upscaled 720p? rofl)

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Slow and steady is better than one week burst and then losing interest :)

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I just want a localization of Valkyria Chronicles 3.

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General Discussion / Re: Japan's future at risk?
« on: November 08, 2013, 03:38:49 pm »
...there is still people favorable to nuclear fusion energy ...

Nuclear fusion is a very very different thing. The current plants are all nuclear fission plants.

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General Discussion / Re: Free site used to host an IPS?
« on: November 01, 2013, 03:29:43 am »
Apparently new sign-ups no longer get a public directory.

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