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General Discussion / Re: Common misconceptions about computers
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:28:43 pm »
He'll have better performance until his PC is mining bitcoins for the prince of Nigeria.

Of course it costs some performance, but on a modern PC not enough to be noticable. The performance gain is in no way worth the risk.

General Discussion / Re: Common misconceptions about computers
« on: March 19, 2014, 04:31:55 pm »
"I don't need a virus scanner because I browse responsibly and don't click unknown links".

Nooope, any reputable website can get indirectly compromised through ad servers and the like. It has happened before. A lot.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Deus Ex announced for iOS
« on: March 19, 2014, 03:07:29 pm »

Personal Projects / Re: G.O.D (SNES) as a project
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:14:49 pm »
What is G.O.D.?

A guy with a grey beard who lives in the clouds.  :angel:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Good games with reluctant heroes
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:29:16 pm »
But it's always going to be compared to Symphonia, rightly or wrongly, it'll never be judged on its own. That's a topic for another day though.

It doesn't deserve to be judged on its own because the only reason it exists is to cash in some more on the success of Symphonia.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Victoly!
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:27:16 pm »
Beaten Sleeping Dogs. It's one of the better GTA clones I'd say. Very serious though, unlike GTA or Saints Row. It's the unofficial True Crime 3 basically, so GTA set in Hong Kong with a focus on martial arts battles instead of shooting (though there is shooting too and in true HK movie fashion it involves lot's of slowmo and it feels pretty damn good). They caputed HK very very nicely, driving around the neon madness of the city in the night while it's raining is quite a feast for the eyes. And the soundtrack is also very cool, focusing on HK artists to give it a proper feel of authenticity. There are some technical issues that take away frmo the game, I had trouble getting the game to start at first and later there were still occasional crashes and physics oddities. Once I was just walking along the pavewalk and suddenly got catapulted 5 meters into the air for no reason...
But if you enjoy Hong Kong cinema and/or GTA, get the game. It's often on sale for very cheap these days (on PC).

Gaming Discussion / Re: Good games with reluctant heroes
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:45:18 pm »
Then, how do you say Not exactly amazing or anything worth writing home about, but at least not completely ugly and repulsive either ? in one word ?



How many cases are there in this one, 4 or 5?

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Victoly!
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:35:49 pm »
1) Dust - An Elysian Tale

Good if rather easy game. Pretty insane if you consider it was made by one guy. The character designs are pretty ugh, but the gameplay is spot on.

2) Pokemon Y

Very good Pokemon game. Lot's of cool stuff (exp share ftw), great transition to full 3D. You could't ask for more really.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Victoly!
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:02:51 am »
1) Endless Space - Cool 4X game - basically Civilization in Space. Very nice design and easy to understand, though that might also be what keeps it from being long-term interesting. So far I did 3 campaigns and easily won each and spent 16 hours on it in total. For the genre that's not too much I guess, but on the other hand it invites a quick round now and then. With larger games (say Europa Universalis) it can be too daunting to do that since every campaign can take 20 hours. One of the special features of Endless Space by the way is that you can design your own ships and that part is definitely very fun. If I play another campaign it'll be several levels difficulty higher, on normal it's way way way too easy.

2) Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies (3DS), finally a new PW game, and it's pure PW from start to finish. So more of the same really, if you weren't already a fan this won't convert you. And I feel it's best for long-time fans anyway, since it has a ton of fan-service with revisiting characters that would be wasted on newcomers. They also did a really good job converting all characters to polygon models and building the backgrounds with great 3D depth.

Site Talk / Bizarre site connectivity issues
« on: February 20, 2014, 04:23:47 pm »
There seem to be some very strange issues with the site.

My browser hangs at resolving the host name. While for some people (completely different regions) it works perfectly fine. Earlier today when the browser couldn't connect, I could still ping just fine.

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/www.romhacking.net Also sees the site as dead.

How am I writing this right now? as address works. Though there seems to be long delays before the site starts loading even though page creation times is in the 0.0xs and my ping to the IP is ~40ms. 

Quick rolecall on IRC revealed that several people are affected, not just me. But for several people it also just works fine as usual.
Very strange issue. Hopefully it resolves itself, but I thought I better brought it up.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Seems Valkyria Chronicles 3 has a translation...
« on: February 18, 2014, 02:53:31 pm »
It's not a blacklisted system.

This thread didn't get much response because there had been another one about the translation earlier.


And it wasn't submitted because it was pretty big and technically completely done yet. And because people are lazy.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Why should I download Steam?
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:26:35 pm »
You'll save lots of money thanks to seasonal sales. That's why.

Though to be fair, these are far more common among digital distribution in general than people think. During the same time as Steam sales you can usually get the exact same deals on Greenmangaming, gamersgate, GoG etc...

Sometimes one is cheaper, sometimes the other.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Why should I download Steam?
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:59:09 pm »
Do you want your computer and games to crash on you?


But the simple reason is, if you want to play a game that requires it. If there is no such game I'm not sure what you intend with this confrontationally worded topic.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Asm hacking
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:45:54 am »
Editing code via a hex editor is bad on so many levels. This thread really makes me sad.

Here is a HUGE reason against it no one brought up yet. You can't easily keep track of changes. If you have all changes in a (well documented) ASM file and you notice hours or even weeks later that an old hack broke something, you can just uncomment all your changes one by one and identify the problem. You can easily reverse individual parts of your changes. If you edit the ROM directly and something breaks you are FUCKED. In most cases you can just as well start over from scratch.

Add up the hours you wasted chasing bugs and calculating mnemonics and compare it to taking 1 hour to learn how to use an assembler properly. This situation is like digging a hole with a spoon because no one showed you how to use a shovel instead.

Site Talk / Re: My News Articles not listed on my Profile
« on: February 06, 2014, 09:00:04 am »
Note the smiley at the end, it was a joke ;)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: January 28, 2014, 12:14:51 pm »
Do you really want to play Super Mario Bros 3 with finnicky touch-screen controls? Straight-up ports/emulated versions of old Nintendo games is a terrible idea.

I was more thinking in lines of the size of the games than NES ports specifically. As in more than just a single minigame from Wario Ware taken out and released as an app.

Aerdan: I'm not responsible for writing that article, so you can unclench your butt cheeks.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: January 28, 2014, 09:57:15 am »
Aaaand, Nintendo gets it wrong again.


That sounds so bad. Unless their definition of mini-game covers at least full blown NES ports, but considering their pricing policy on the virtual console, I doubt it.

Not necessairly downloads, it's also possible to rip your cartidges yourself.

Oh please can we stop with that bullshit argument, no one in the history of romhacking has ever done this. (Unless perhaps byuu)

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