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General Discussion / Re: Music awards on youtube?!?!
« on: October 28, 2013, 03:45:47 am »
Youtube is the best place to sample music. For the majority of stuff you'll find at least a live bootleg or something. In the metal world people even usually upload full albums and often enough the bands are small enough that they'll fall through the cracks of YT's or the label's copyright interests. And even if they do they are usually reuploaded a day later.

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General Discussion / Re: Boot Issues (Perhaps BIOS issues?)
« on: October 19, 2013, 04:38:01 am »
When you took out the battery, that should have resulted in a bios reset. Though on some boards you have to unplug the PSU's power cable too, dunno how common or uncommon that is.

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General Discussion / Re: Youtube is getting condensed
« on: October 19, 2013, 04:35:19 am »
Lot's of superfluous nonusers IMO.

However there is a big real stinker that annoys me greatly, somewhere along the line they made it so that reloading a video is no longer possible. It'll never load more than a few seconds in advance. And if you want to jump back into a video you watched from start to finish, it also has to restart downloading since they already deleted past buffered video parts. This just sucks, especially since sometimes YT just doesn't deliver enough bandwidth to watch something (in HD) without buffering pauses. Or if I have another download running on my computer it's also a problem. Back in the day I would just leave the window open and the video paused for 2 minutes and then I could watch without hickups. Nowadays it's a gamble. Usually it works, but if it doesn't there is no fun to be had.

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Programming / Re: How did you start programming?
« on: October 16, 2013, 06:30:12 am »
Since this thread is now actually on-topic I guess I can share too.

My first gaming system/PC (it really was the former) was a used C64. In case you don't know, the C64 had a BASIC interpreter as operating system. So it wasn't surprising I quickly grew more interested in what BASIC can do beyond LOAD "$",8,1. I also had a really huge brick of a book with over 1000 pages on the C64, with a large about BASIC and a bit about assembler. Though I really don't remember nowadays how far I got with it. Not beyond simple text adventures were the only valid option was to enter the word I was thinking of when I wrote it. But that laid the foundation of my interest in computers and how they work in general.

I later had Delphi classes in school and learned some actual programming basics there. We had an introduction into programming microcontrollers with ASM too. Enough to write my own script dumper for Dragon Quest Monsters CH and a working VWF. Since I started actually studying CS at a university I had to use half a dozen different languages, Python, Java, C#, C++, Haskell, (VHDL). It is absolutely true, if you can use one programming language you can use them all. Currently I prefer Python personally, if I have to write something with UI then C#. I just hate non-native, cross-platform UIs that stick out like a sore thumb (like those available for Python or Java). I only really had to use C++ seriously for the first time very recently and I must say that train left the station for me. I find it clunky, archaic and ugly compared to what I'm used to. I know it's objectively good, but I'm just too spoiled by more modern languages and it'll never feel right to me now. I also refuse to touch anything web related. The IT world is big enough, let me skip that one thing.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: SOM Drop Edit
« on: October 16, 2013, 04:54:05 am »
You need to do that because your environmental variables are setup wrong apparently. For most people it is indeed just double clicking and it will work. I'm just saying this in case people read your passive aggressive rants about how bad the tool is distributed, it is in fact just your system setup and not the fault of the author at all.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: OpenPandora
« on: October 16, 2013, 04:07:50 am »
There is also the option nowadays to use an Android smartphone + a controller attachment (there are a few on the market by now). That just sets you back 50$ or so, assuming you have a smartphone anyway. Those also don't have to be jailbroken or any other hassles.

The Pandora looked extremely interesting when it was released, but it missed its window of opportunity.

I played 5 minutes with a Dingoo before, it has such a tiny screen. On a smartphone you easily get 5-6 times the screenspace.

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General Discussion / Re: Boot Issues (Perhaps BIOS issues?)
« on: October 12, 2013, 10:07:42 am »
Either that or the bios chip itself is dying.

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Site Talk / Re: Programming board question
« on: October 05, 2013, 03:40:32 pm »
Your "programs" usually consist of 50 lines, the majority of it duplicate code. There is nothing to discuss about them. Putting your threads in other subforums won't change the content of them and you'll get the same responses.

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Site Talk / Re: Programming board question
« on: October 05, 2013, 01:19:05 pm »
That board is only for romhacking related projects though, not various minigames and other programming stuff.

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Not as far as altering another personal intellectual property goes, no.

Then we better shut down this site and you better start learning Japanese.

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A clearly visible graphical mark that you are playing an official fan translation isn't just a nice thing to have, it is damn nearly required. Because otherwise scammers will sell reproductions to unsuspecting people as real products. There are only two reasons to obsess over this topic like you do. a) You are one of those scammers who want to sell repros. b) a compulsive disorder that makes you go nuts over completely irrelevant shit like this.

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not to be rude

Too late, you are. If you don't like it, feel free to play the Japanese versions.

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General Discussion / Re: Boot Issues (Perhaps BIOS issues?)
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:32:17 am »
It'll only show you something when it's hanging. Yes, if you need that information it will probably boot fine for the next month, presentation effect :P

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General Discussion / Re: Boot Issues (Perhaps BIOS issues?)
« on: October 02, 2013, 03:13:16 pm »
It can be lot's of things, drives going bad, a drive cable being slightly loose, RAM going bad. If you have a bios splash screen, try to disable it in the bios setup so you can read the actual bios boot messages. That should allow you to narrow down at which stage exactly it hangs.

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Site Talk / Re: Submission Rejected?
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:57:39 am »
True about full ISO hashes, but serials are definitively not fail-proof. Some games may use an SL?S ID in the data and something totally different on the game's cover, with only the latter ID being the correct one. Symphony of the Night is one of these cases: all the Japanese prints share the same SLPS name, but most of the assets on disk are different and incompatible with my translation. It took me a while to figure out why people had issues with patching even when the ID perfectly matched in all cases.

True, but in such cases it should be up to the author to provide the extra information to identify the right files. For 99% of all normal cases, the serial number should be fine. We can't overcomplicate things like requiring checksums of individual files on the disc, that will only confuse submitters and downloaders alike.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:10:38 am »
I can beat Buckethead's Jordan on hard in Guitar Hero 2 :crazy:

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:04:22 am »
The official Pokemon strategy guide.

Who gives a shit about FF :P

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Ok, Pokemon?
« on: September 29, 2013, 11:14:57 am »
Pokemon [...] speaks to anyone with a hint of autism.

...what?

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam entering the next stage
« on: September 28, 2013, 03:29:50 pm »

i still want some non gamepad friendly games tried on, like rts and space chem and shit

Europa Universalis? Or any WoW style PC MMO. At least it sparked my curiosity. Who knows, maybe I'll get chosen as tester :P

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam entering the next stage
« on: September 28, 2013, 02:44:59 am »
Where is that depository from? What exactly is it showing? It might just mean that Steam's test unit is using a nvidia card. Half of the other steam machines coming out might still be AMD. If they make such a big deal out of the box being so open, I'd be surprised if there was any exclusivity in this regard. If those will be nvidia exclusive, they can go f- off, I won't want one.

RE: Controller: I give them credit for trying something non-mainstream. But it still looks horrible. I don't believe that will work for anything (genre wise) well.

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