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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 22:42:41 Reply

At 7/30/13 05:58 PM, MSGhero wrote: I've been watching a ton of movies and tv lately. The summer between high school and uni I watched 80 movies, all classics and stuff my friends had talked about in the past, like Back to the Future and other stuff everyone should have seen. Now I scroll through imdb's top 250 and their related movies looking for another one to pique my interest.

I still remember finishing that list, I ended up watching like 3 different versions of Metropolis. Honestly I wonder if Fritz Lang was alive today, would he be able to truly realize his incredible vision? or would there just be slow-mo 3D shots of metallic boobies? I got on to TV shows pretty quickly, though they're most terrible I loved Six Feet Under. Sure I'll probably have fun wrapping up Breaking Bad this year and the current season of Dexter maybe the best since the first but honestly Louie is the only TV show right now that I think actually has artistic merit (god I sound like such a douche).

Adventure Time is great too, I love the mythos of that world and the way they deal with it so much.

Man I'm saturating this thread.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-31 00:51:35 Reply

Just finished watching "Pan's Labrynth" for the first time, and I have to ask:
Are we intended to believe it was all magic, or that she may have just been a little crazy?
Or is that the intended ending? To take the in-between the those who believe in magic and mystery and those who are firmly grounded into reality and blur the line a bit?

Either way, a very bittersweet ending, with emphasis on the bitter part :(


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-31 16:14:32 Reply

At 7/31/13 12:51 AM, egg82 wrote: Just finished watching "Pan's Labrynth"

Never liked that movie.

Me have muchos hobbies...sort of. I do self defence shenanigans which is super cool, then I make music (2 links in mah signahture), and then I also occassionally DJ, this friday I'll be playing me first festival!

Other than that, I'm redesigning my game engine and entity system, and made a huge step to maximum modularity. Writing up a "standard library" kinda thing of components and systems, so soon large parts of my game will hopefully become simple copy pasting! :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-31 16:40:55 Reply

At 7/31/13 04:14 PM, PSvils wrote:

simple copy pasting! :)

Noob coders rejoice, until they realize how confusing it is.

"Where do I paste this context?" threads...
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-31 17:27:58 Reply

At 7/31/13 04:40 PM, MSGhero wrote:
"Where do I paste this context?" threads...

every time you create one of these threads, a kitten kills a puppy. Yeah.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 01:02:06 Reply

Over the last week, the piano has replaced coding as my main hobby because I've been studying a lot and, well, coding is not the kind of hobby you do in-between studying sessions...

I'm Grade 8 at the moment. I'm mainly working on the Pathétique sonata and the Revolutioanry étude (really hard - I can only manage the first four bars so far), but I also play smaller pieces I'm already familiar with or I can sight-read easily (Chopin nocturne No. 2, Rondo Alla Turca, etc.).

I wanna learn to make GUIs with C# because POSes are being increasingly problematic for my French, and like any good nerd, I want to write up a program to solve that problem. :P

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 02:23:46 Reply

At 8/1/13 01:02 AM, FlyingColours wrote: I wanna learn to make GUIs with C# because POSes are being increasingly problematic for my French, and like any good nerd, I want to write up a program to solve that problem. :P

That reminds me of in high school when we were allowed to start using graphing calculators. I wrote programs for cartesian to polar, simplified nth root (I went overboard, starting allowing negative numbers and negative powers), factoring, and other stuff. It got to a point where programs weren't allowed to be used in class anymore.

So I forgot how movieclips worked, having not touched them in code in about a year. After a few dumb errors, I have artwork in my iso rpg! This stupid FF Tactics clone prototype that I made last year, gave up on cuz of people ditching, then rewrote from a 3000 line main.as finally has not-programmer art in it. Once I get the art for all 4 iso angles, I'll upload some stuff cuz I want opinions on how to make the battle "cinematic" not boring looking.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 09:26:16 Reply

At 8/1/13 01:02 AM, FlyingColours wrote: I'm Grade 8 at the moment. I'm mainly working on the PathÃf©tique sonata and the Revolutioanry Ãf©tude (really hard - I can only manage the first four bars so far), but I also play smaller pieces I'm already familiar with or I can sight-read easily (Chopin nocturne No. 2, Rondo Alla Turca, etc.).

Chopin's Berceuse (Op.57) was the best thing I ever learned to play.

At 8/1/13 02:23 AM, MSGhero wrote: I want opinions on how to make the battle "cinematic" not boring looking.

Didn't Glaiel once say screen shake and particle effects solve everything?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 09:29:09 Reply

At 7/31/13 05:27 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 7/31/13 04:40 PM, MSGhero wrote:
"Where do I paste this context?" threads...
every time you create one of these threads, a kitten kills a puppy. Yeah.

Hmmm, the local cat is telling me I need to make some of those threads...


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 11:13:57 Reply

RE: cooking

Can't fuck with it. I dont see the logic in just cooking for one person. Maybe when I have kids or multiple wives or something I'll take a joy in making an elaborate meal and slaving away in the kitchen. If its just yourself, itll just take way too much time, way too much prep, way too much clean-up time, and youll inevitably be stuck with food you have to eat for days.

I dont cook. I feel when I finally do ill have some horrible accident and ill have nubs for hands and ill not be able to post here anymore. I've had the good fortune of having people around me who DO enjoy cooking and cooking for me.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 12:20:37 Reply

At 7/30/13 05:08 PM, Toast wrote: for a pretty long time I'd pretty much just cook some rice with the rice cooker and throw in some pan-fried frozen food.

This is pretty much what I eat. Pasta/rice/potatoes with chicken.

besides that i'm taking great pleasure in constantly learning more Korean. It might not count as a hobby because I don't actively spend too much time on it.

I've decided to stop being so lazy and try to take my hand at another lanugage - I feel like it's one of the best skills someone can have. Once you've got Korean down, what does that make you? Like... quadrilingual?

in other news, I'm returning to europe to pursue studies next month after a 2 year sojourn in korea. feels a bit awkward saying this like an announcement, because i really haven't shared much of my life with you new regs. i feel like sam is the only one still here to whom this would be relevant at all.

Guess you'll have to start training me in Starcraft 2 again <3

At 8/1/13 01:02 AM, FlyingColours wrote: I'm Grade 8 at the moment. I'm mainly working on the Pathétique sonata and the Revolutioanry étude (really hard - I can only manage the first four bars so far), but I also play smaller pieces I'm already familiar with or I can sight-read easily (Chopin nocturne No. 2, Rondo Alla Turca, etc.).

That's really impressive man. Grade 8 is an achievement on any instrument. I'd like to start doing grades again for guitar, particularly for the theory side of it. I only managed to do Grade 3 and then decided I'd rather self teach. I feel I could easy get to Grade 6, I think the only advanced technique I struggle with is sweeping.

My hobbies are pretty limited once you take programming and technology away :( How depressing...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 14:22:19 Reply

RE: cooking

At 8/1/13 11:13 AM, Luis wrote: way too much prep, way too much clean-up time, and youll inevitably be stuck with food you have to eat for days.

This is a good point and I'm still undecided about it. For the most part of my life, I grew up on my mother cooking a warm meal in big portions every couple of days. The rest of the portion would be refrigerated and it would make my two or three next meals over the days that follow. So that's pretty much what I do when I cook with pasta, or make shnitzels, and I never questioned it until now.

I definitely agree with your point about the effort of cooking for one not being entirely worth it. Besides shnitzels, I've stayed away from things that require too much time to cook, or leave too much of a mess in the kitchen. Still, I also value it as the acquiring of a life-long skill to have. Even though I'm single, it means I can cook dinner for someone, and it also means that when I won't be single I might be able to surprise the girl with the cooking skills I'd have acquired.

sam; languages

At 8/1/13 12:20 PM, Sam wrote: I've decided to stop being so lazy and try to take my hand at another lanugage - I feel like it's one of the best skills someone can have.

good idea. how's your french?

I think one of the most important considerations in choosing a language is how much time you really picture yourself making use of the language once you're done learning it. Needless to say, it's very common to lose your immediate communication skills in a language that you haven't really used in several years. It's good if you have something in your life that grounds you to the language you're learning. At some point, you'll undoubtedly lose interest in the language if your study of it is mostly self motivated, and you can end up with a story that so many people share, that goes something like "oh, this language? yeaaah .. i studied it for X years in school but haven't used it since, and by now I just remember how to say hello / thank you / where is the toilet"

Once you've got Korean down, what does that make you? Like... quadrilingual?

I guess almost quintilingual. I don't have so much of a desire to learn new languages just for the sake of learning languages, it kinda just happened by accident that I moved around the world a bunch, and picked up an additional language (spanish) thanks to french educational program, too. That being said, I do get a bit of a boner at the thought of being fluent in 5 languages. I brushed up on my hebrew by writing to my dad over the past few years, so I am interchangeably fluent in hebrew, french, and english. I should be fluent in spanish if I brush up on it. I was somewhat comfortable in spanish before I stopped learning it. As for korean, it takes a lot of balls to say that you have korean "down", but I think I'm very close to a level you could call conversationally fluent.

I think I've written some of my thoughts about Korean language here in the past, and if not I definitely will in the future. The process of learning Korean is extremely different than the very vast majority of languages around the world. This is both because of peculiarities of the language itself, and because South Korea has had very little time to be a developed nation that opens up to the rest of the world, there is great immaturity in the understanding of Korean from a non-korean native, both by koreans themselves and by foreigners. I know a few westerners who spent a large amount of time studying Korean but they still don't really understand the nuances of the language, and they mangle every thought that try to express.

I've reached a fairly advanced understanding of how korean language should be properly used in the way of the Koreans, but so far I haven't put enough effort into it, so I lack too much vocabulary and I can't exactly call myself conversationally fluent at this point.

Guess you'll have to start training me in Starcraft 2 again <3

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 14:38:31 Reply

RE: languages

I'd like to learn icelandic. I've read its on the more difficult of languages to learn, but I always figured I'm in iceland regularly enough that it might be worthwhile to learn sometime. I'm a big fan of some of their letterforms and ive always wanted an excuse to use that d with the line across the stem.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 14:40:22 Reply

i swore I'd never make a vine but it's actually really good for showcasing snippits of what you're working on so I gave in

https://vine.co/v/hqpELlwTprP

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i swore I'd never make a vine but it's actually really good for showcasing snippits of what you're working on so I gave in

https://vine.co/v/hqpELlwTprP

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 18:00:57 Reply

sam; languages

Weren't you around? We can @Toast now

good idea. how's your french?

Terrible. I can pretty much hold a conversation that a primary school learner can hold.

At some point, you'll undoubtedly lose interest in the language if your study of it is mostly self motivated

I've thought about this, and decided to pick Spanish because it's so widely spoken and there are plenty of resources out there. It's not a stretch to find people I can talk to in Spanish either which is fun. Hopefully the self motivation perseveres to the point where I know more than: "Hello, my names Sam. How're you? ".

That being said, I do get a bit of a boner at the thought of being fluent in 5 languages.

So you should, hell of a thing to be able to translate from one to another and be able to communicate and experience things you'd otherwise be unaware of.

I should be fluent in spanish if I brush up on it.

Train me in SC2 but in Spanish and in return I'll teach you to program ;) only jk pls don't hurt me

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 18:58:01 Reply

At 8/1/13 06:00 PM, Sam wrote: Train me in SC2 but in Spanish and in return I'll teach you to program ;) only jk pls don't hurt me

teach me your ways with women and ill train you in sc2 and programming in spanish. :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 19:41:17 Reply

At 8/1/13 06:58 PM, Toast wrote:
At 8/1/13 06:00 PM, Sam wrote: Train me in SC2 but in Spanish and in return I'll teach you to program ;) only jk pls don't hurt me
teach me your ways with women and ill train you in sc2 and programming in spanish. :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-01 19:53:14 Reply

At 8/1/13 07:41 PM, Rustygames wrote: You play SC2? Dota 2?

Fixed.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 05:19:24 Reply

At 8/1/13 07:53 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 8/1/13 07:41 PM, Rustygames wrote: You play SC2? Dota 2?
Fixed.

I don't play Dota. I mean which league are you in in SC :)


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Guys please vote 5 on my new game.

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Took ages but I think the final product came out very nicely


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 11:15:37 Reply

Hey guys popping in to bring up the whole Game Design & Development forum idea...

So people seemed keen on this idea when we talked about it last time. I forget if this came up but I was thinking, we have the Animation forum for animators and the Flash Forum is pretty much about games nowadays anyway, so what if we just renamed the Flash forum to Game Design & Development?

We could then merge in the handful of topics from Games Factory and Mobile, then shut those forums down... The majority of conversation would still be Flash because that is what most people here use, but Unity and HTML5 guys could get into the mix. I'm interested in more conversation about game design, regardless of the platform.

Thoughts?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 11:43:26 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts?

I think it's a good idea. I'd go a step further and merge 'em all into programming. I don't think either forum gets enough activity to really justify being separate.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 11:45:17 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts?

Merging the different dev forums is a good idea. I haven't really been active in a while, but I remember how much the Flash Forum suffered in activity after the animators split off from us. Having the Unity & HTML5 devs around might bring a fresh new perspective to the usual drone of the topics we've become accustomed to around here. The Reg Lounge is already full of HTML5 and Unity discussion, and I see expanding the Flash forum to include those topics as yielding nothing but benefits. It'd give HTML5/Unity developers a more dedicated, constant place to geek out about the latest advancements in divs or spans or whatever it is they talk about.

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At 8/2/13 11:43 AM, pirateplatypus wrote: I think it's a good idea. I'd go a step further and merge 'em all into programming. I don't think either forum gets enough activity to really justify being separate.

Maybe seeing some respectable programming languages around here would enlighten those still stuck in the dark ages (i.e. AS2 "developers").

But really, I think it would be a good influence
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 12:30:09 Reply

At 8/2/13 10:54 AM, Rustygames wrote: Took ages but I think the final product came out very nicely

Oh yeah, really well done. This should be on the front page for sure!

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts?

I think it'd be interesting, at least. I think the forum would be more active, and hey; shiny new things!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 12:35:23 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Hey guys popping in to bring up the whole Game Design & Development forum idea...

So people seemed keen on this idea when we talked about it last time. I forget if this came up but I was thinking, we have the Animation forum for animators and the Flash Forum is pretty much about games nowadays anyway, so what if we just renamed the Flash forum to Game Design & Development?

We could then merge in the handful of topics from Games Factory and Mobile, then shut those forums down... The majority of conversation would still be Flash because that is what most people here use, but Unity and HTML5 guys could get into the mix. I'm interested in more conversation about game design, regardless of the platform.

Thoughts?

I like this idea, the only real flash topics seem like need help with this code and so forth so it would a nice mix to have other threads relating to other parts of (flash) games.

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At 8/2/13 11:47 AM, Archawn wrote: Maybe seeing some respectable programming languages around here would enlighten those still stuck in the dark ages (i.e. AS2 "developers").

Careful youre gonna hurt Tom's AS2 feelings.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 13:48:21 Reply

At 8/2/13 05:19 AM, Rustygames wrote:
At 8/1/13 07:53 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 8/1/13 07:41 PM, Rustygames wrote: You play SC2? Dota 2?
Fixed.
I don't play Dota. I mean which league are you in in SC :)

I forgive you.

My only concern about "dev & design forum" is that doesn't sound like a place someone can ask about fixing error 1009. I mean, I never want to see one of those threads again, and it'll be fine when the search engine gets vamped, but until then. On the opposite side, it could bring all those threads plus the common html5 threads that will drown out any dev talk.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 15:09:13 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Hey guys popping in to bring up the whole Game Design & Development forum idea...

It makes sense, a lot of people are using stuff like unity and html5 and whatnot for web games now so it'd probably make sense to just have "Game Design / Development", "Programming", "Art/Animation", "Audio", "Writing", "Collaboration" and have them all under the "artists + creators" label