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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 16:09:17 Reply

At 7/29/13 03:55 PM, Innermike wrote:
At 7/28/13 02:05 AM, MSGhero wrote: Have you tried synctoy? I have it sync each of my project folders with its counterpart in the dropbox folder.
Windows only. Also if it's syncing that means it's overwriting the existing files anyway right?

I remember seeing mac alternatives. I have the project folder in my documents and a separate dropbox folder. The dropbox folder is my rollback in case I accidentally delete a line and exit FD before I notice (not happening again). I only update the dropbox when I've made progress and that progress is stable.

I have nothing to show as usual. Maybe soon though, I'm hopefully getting my first smartphone.

I just sold a smart phone via ebay. I would ask if you bought it, but it wasn't international :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 16:58:19 Reply

At 7/29/13 04:09 PM, MSGhero wrote: I have the project folder in my documents and a separate dropbox folder. The dropbox folder is my rollback in case I accidentally delete a line and exit FD before I notice

You should look into Git. It takes up a bit more space but from what I've used of it I quite like it as a revision control system.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 17:06:42 Reply

At 7/29/13 04:58 PM, pirateplatypus wrote: You should look into Git. It takes up a bit more space but from what I've used of it I quite like it as a revision control system.

I made a git for fun recently, I hadn't though about it for my actual games.

Maybe someone could make an open source game on git (with open bundle art and music), and the commits log could end up being like a tutorial of sorts...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 17:22:43 Reply

At 7/29/13 05:06 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 7/29/13 04:58 PM, pirateplatypus wrote: You should look into Git. It takes up a bit more space but from what I've used of it I quite like it as a revision control system.
I made a git for fun recently, I hadn't though about it for my actual games.

Maybe someone could make an open source game on git (with open bundle art and music), and the commits log could end up being like a tutorial of sorts...

Flixel.org links to a few games whose code is on Github if I remember right. I'm pretty sure the guys that made Code Bummer (Frogger clone) have their code on Github as well.

I'd like to make a tutorial at some point. I'd decided that when I eventually do so I'd have the code on Github so better minds than mine can mock/improve my code. I'd never thought about using the commit log as part of the tutorial, it could be a really cool way to do it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 18:54:48 Reply

At 7/29/13 04:09 PM, MSGhero wrote: I just sold a smart phone via ebay. I would ask if you bought it, but it wasn't international :)

Funny I've never actually been to eBay, for such a big cultural reference point I guess that's kind of odd. I guess it always sounded complicated and Amazon works so hey.

I have no cool updates sorry, and I think I'm having a negative amount of fun working on this, but at the same time I feel compelled to continue.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 21:01:22 Reply

I had a burst of creative juices yesterday and drew up loads of concepts. Really eager to make a start on it but I've got a few things to wrap up first.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 21:18:07 Reply

At 7/29/13 09:01 PM, Sam wrote: I had a burst of creative juices yesterday and drew up loads of concepts. Really eager to make a start on it but I've got a few things to wrap up first.

I did the opposite. Been doing a lot of work on a lot of things lately and i'm really starting to burn myself out. Decided to take today and maybe tomorrow off to play games and watch movies.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 21:31:35 Reply

I know all my work related posts are probably annoying people by now but I have one final question (promise), how do you avoid being homeless? I mean, I don't see a lot of homeless people but I know a bunch are unemployed right now. So like, what's up with that? Do you just take out a loan or hibernate under a rock or something?

Also, I just downloaded Flash CS3 (I don't have the patience or SSD space for 4 or 5 etc). I'm amazed at how quickly I could start doing stuff again after so long. I still think Adobe should have just developed a lighter, sexier native mac version but eh, it works.

Memories of all those animation drills I did *sigh*, simpler times.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 22:26:57 Reply

At 7/29/13 09:31 PM, Innermike wrote: I know all my work related posts are probably annoying people by now but I have one final question (promise), how do you avoid being homeless? I mean, I don't see a lot of homeless people but I know a bunch are unemployed right now. So like, what's up with that? Do you just take out a loan or hibernate under a rock or something?

I don't even want to think about that. Taking out a loan hurts if you don't have any means of making the money+interest back in a decent amount of time. Most people hibernate in boxes under the interstate.

Also, I just downloaded Flash CS3 (I don't have the patience or SSD space for 4 or 5 etc). I'm amazed at how quickly I could start doing stuff again after so long. I still think Adobe should have just developed a lighter, sexier

Flash CC is lighter and sexier, idk if there's a native Mac version though.

Just got sent this for the iso rpg. Not too shabby. Gives me a good bit to work on now.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-29 23:28:46 Reply

At 7/29/13 10:26 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 7/29/13 09:31 PM, Innermike wrote: I know all my work related posts are probably annoying people by now but I have one final question (promise), how do you avoid being homeless?

A few years back I was homeless in the middle of winter in the Rocky Mountains. Unfortunately I wasn't the only hobo flying a flag that said "Will fix computers/write code for food." I eventually bartered some coding for a couch to crash on while I found a job, which later got sent to Indonesia.

Just got sent this for the iso rpg. Not too shabby. Gives me a good bit to work on now.

That looks really cool. I love me a good rpg.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 05:16:31 Reply

At 7/29/13 10:26 PM, MSGhero wrote: Flash CC is lighter and sexier, idk if there's a native Mac version though.

It's lighter and darker ;)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 09:24:53 Reply

At 7/29/13 11:28 PM, pirateplatypus wrote: A few years back I was homeless in the middle of winter in the Rocky Mountains. Unfortunately I wasn't the only hobo flying a flag that said "Will fix computers/write code for food."

Yikes, I don't know if I could tough it out like that.

At 7/29/13 10:26 PM, MSGhero wrote: Flash CC is lighter and sexier, idk if there's a native Mac version though.

That icon is ugly as hell though.

Just got sent this for the iso rpg. Not too shabby. Gives me a good bit to work on now.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 13:05:40 Reply

Sorry for double posting

Congrats to MSGhero on the 63,000 post. Also I never thought to put http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/578434/9999 on my start page to always go to the newest page, oh the hours I could have saved.

Also about Flash CC, it pisses me off that adobe can't even make the damn stage scroll properly, it's still janky as hell old mouse-wheel-three-lines-at-a-time style shit. I know it sounds nitpicky but theres just a lot of times I wonder what in the world they're thinking when they make new versions of this shit? All that being said, it's better than spending another 5 years on my cutscene editor, flash pro is still really good at what it does comparatively speaking. Or maybe that's just because I just have a history with it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 13:34:48 Reply

I had a strong need to derail this thread with my curiousity. But do you guys do other stuff outside of the computery things for fun / to unwind? I've taken a liking to film photography this year and I try to bring my camera along for my travels and just wanderings. I'll later eyedrop and make color palettes later as design inspiration or something.

What about you? Do you play guitar, are in a sports team, part of the choir, brew your own beer, etc. TIRED OF FLASH TALK.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 14:30:48 Reply

At 7/30/13 01:34 PM, Luis wrote: I had a strong need to derail this thread with my curiousity. But do you guys do other stuff outside of the computery things for fun / to unwind? I've taken a liking to film photography this year and I try to bring my camera along for my travels and just wanderings. I'll later eyedrop and make color palettes later as design inspiration or something.

What about you? Do you play guitar, are in a sports team, part of the choir, brew your own beer, etc. TIRED OF FLASH TALK.

I try and fuck around with the guitar now and again but I'm not very good.
I spend most of my time drinking, smoking, gambling; all the normal stuff.
Want to play more Starcraft, there is a new bar in London where they do a tournament every friday, so I want to brush up to avoid making a complete tit of myself (although it's not serious, so it's fun even if I suck).

Also I'm getting married, did I mention that?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 14:32:07 Reply

Oh, also off to Germany in 2 weeks to crash some more cars on the 'ring :D


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 15:51:24 Reply

At 7/30/13 01:34 PM, Luis wrote: What about you?

I used to play piano, when I couldn't pass my grade 5 I quit. I'm pretty heavily into music, I go through pretty much at least two new albums a day, hunting down rare records can be fun. I love cinema to a lesser extent, but I still try and attend film festivals. I'm an amateur film-maker myself, so amateur in fact I won't bother expanding on that.
I collect artbooks from animation directors I admire, I have some Hayao Miyazaki stuff framed on my wall. I'm also studying Japanese (as if I haven't spammed the lounge enough to make that clear), I'm almost 10% done with Kanji which feels insane to me, I guess I can thank the SRS system for my retention rate. I've almost finished Genki too, in a year or two I could pass the JLPT 1 which is an exciting prospect.
Also I like getting lost places and finding secluded spots in industrial areas to chill out, so yeah I guess I'm a fairly boring guy but I'm alright with that.

At 7/30/13 02:30 PM, Rustygames wrote: Also I'm getting married, did I mention that?

Congrats!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 16:26:39 Reply

At 7/30/13 01:34 PM, Luis wrote: I had a strong need to derail this thread with my curiousity. But do you guys do other stuff outside of the computery things for fun / to unwind?

I used to swim (took lifeguard training, that was all sorts of fun in a barrel), sing, and play soccer and piano. Or read.
Now i'l occasionally sing or on rare occurrences pull out my guitar. Took a bunch of lessons for both of those, so at least i'm not terrible with them :P
Most of my fun comes from either creating games or playing them, though on occasion i'll watch a movie or show. I haven't watched television in quite a few years, though. Generally i'll just use Netflix.

So my friends and I have finally completed most of the things to start the new campaign. It'll be a traditional 3.5 with a few twists I learned from my DM friends. There'll be some big thing going on in the world that's threatening everything and such, but for the most part the story will be told around the player's actions. It allows much more freedom, I think. I'm just plopping them down in specific areas and watching them travel around the world I created; telling the story around where they are and what they decided to do.
It looks like the start of the campaign will be tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM MDT (UTC/GMT -7) (+1 because DST) and i'll be livestreaming the whole failboat of a party they've created :P (since everyone seems to be okay with the idea)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 17:02:28 Reply

It's turned into a lonely hearts section...

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"Mike's turn on's include reading and fine dining, and his turn off's are smoking and facial hair"


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 17:08:27 Reply

hobbies

I have developed a bit of an interest in cooking. Even though eating out in korea is much cheaper than in europe, it's not cheap enough that I could afford making a habit of eating out regularly. In central seoul you could could get a meal for as low as 5 bucks, but it would probably mostly be fastfood-like korean chains that "cook" everything from frozen ingredients. For an acceptable meal in central seoul you'd probably find yourself paying 6-9 dollars.

2 years ago I pretty much started making food for myself for the first time in my life. I had not a single clue about anything that has to do with cooking, because for the duration of my entire life food just appeared for me at home, and I never had any interest in the process that brought that food to the plate in front of me. I started out with no guidance and no advice, and 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. Took me a while to realise how terrible that was, to stay away from frozen foods completely and start buying fresh meats. And then it took me ever longer to realise I should start cooking with vegetables, and create dishes that are more than just <some kind of meat> + pasta/rice.

I'm at the peak of my interest in cooking at the moment, so far. I'm watching a lot of cooking shows. I'm having a lot of fun watching Gordon Ramsay's shows. I still don't have the broadest repertoire in cooking, but there are a few dishes I can do pretty decently by now and it's very enjoyable to eat them when they turn out well.

another thing I've been spending a decent chunk of time at recently is martial arts. signed up to a gym/dojo place, that was recommended to me from a former instructor in israel. the master is insanely skilled. learning a lot, and getting a good work-out, i suppose.

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 go to a free 2 hour class every saturday taught by students from a local women's university. it's great fun and it's a great way to meet people as a foreigner in an asian country.

one hobby that i wished i could take at several points through the years is chess. i played chess in elementary school but dropped it when i moved countries. never played it seriously since then. i had a few short periods of trying to play online, but i don't enjoy chess itself enough to play strangers on the internet regularly. i do enjoy the situation of playing someone face to face.

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.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 17:27:21 Reply

I was a cellist in another life. Ended up pawning her years ago to keep a roof over my head and couldn't afford to get her back. In hindsight, I should have kept the cello and ditched the apartment.

I kind of play guitar once in a while. Though these days 90% of my fun involves either making or playing games.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-07-30 17:58:49 Reply

I've been meaning to find a new hobby, something mech eng related when I get back to uni. There's a bunch of different clubs I could join, but I'm pretty sure I'd get the shit end of the stick for any team building (building something as a team) groups. And they're mostly all about cars, and I don't really care about cars that much. I'm more interested in stuff like the carbon nanotube research I was doing, any kind of research and math/physics application really. There's prolly not a club for that, though.

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.

And lots of Dota 2.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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