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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 09:54:36 Reply

At 7/31/09 05:16 AM, Depredation wrote: The Wire

I love that show, it's got a feel that i've not seen in anything else of late.

Yes. Yes. Oh. God. Yes. Take. Me. Now.

At 7/31/09 05:54 AM, liaaaam wrote: TV I'm currently watching.. well You Have Been Watching I suppose but if I include that I have to say Mock The Week too.

You Have Been Watching is great. It seems to fail in all but the most basic aspects of production but is still hilarious because of how much of a legend Charlie B is.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 10:22:27 Reply

Stupid people stealing useless stuff

So at July 29th, I submitted some useless tool thing I worked on for an hour to a website of a friend of mine. It basically links to useful pages on that site, with some user input etc.

Anyways, some fucker decided to steal it and put it on NG. Guess what? It passed.
It's here.
Original version here.

There still are some bugs in it and I've only worked a non-solid hour on it, so don't be too harsh.


Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 11:56:48 Reply

At 7/31/09 09:54 AM, Paranoia wrote: Yes. Yes. Oh. God. Yes. Take. Me. Now.

Mkay, i suggest a wire marathon to get things going :3. I don't want kids though.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 11:59:36 Reply

Hey I made this new video, you guys should check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDHk9G2XI jQ&feature=player_embedded

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 12:16:21 Reply

At 7/31/09 11:56 AM, Depredation wrote:
At 7/31/09 09:54 AM, Paranoia wrote: Yes. Yes. Oh. God. Yes. Take. Me. Now.
Mkay, i suggest a wire marathon to get things going :3. I don't want kids though.

Fine, I get to be Omar though.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 13:51:38 Reply

Im gonna go on dragons den with a wacom with the pen attached by a piece of string. Ive lost the little bastard AGAIN!

Anyone else have this problem? :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 14:18:08 Reply

I can't remember the title of it but itd a load of Indians working in a UK call center, it's pretty good tbh.

Also i got a whip ;)

Come here boys!
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 16:37:21 Reply

At 7/31/09 01:51 PM, Jimp wrote: Anyone else have this problem? :P

Mine ended up going in the bin, so my wacoms useless now. I don't think a cable would work, but maybe a small speaker that emits a sound when you press a button on the pad, so you can find the damn thing. I get 100% of the equity btw, if you make this :P.

At 7/31/09 12:16 PM, Paranoia wrote: Fine, I get to be Omar though.

Oh fuck, i wanted to be him. I'm Mouzone then, purely because of his bow tie.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 17:41:37 Reply

soo i think im gonna stop flash. i noticed that in general i don't like flash games, they all seemed so rushed and unimaginative. One of the main reasons for that is probably that flash is so easy to use - even 12 year olds can learn basic AS programming and throw out a couple of games. To make real games, you need to learn C++ and know a hell of a lot more about programming, so people who get there actually put effort in their work.

Or maybe it's just that flash wasn't designed for any games other than those quick "minigames". The only game I remember that i really had fun playing for a long time and reminded me of what more games should be like, is, despite its mediocre storyline and general gameplay, Sonny. It's one of those rare games that's not just "throw the ball into the hole" or "stand in this 300x300pixels square and fight off zombies", but it actually has a world around it - a relatively big map, and a long storyline. I remember when I was little and I played Morrowind, the most fun moments was when I was just travelling around the huge island on which you play - exploring the shores and venturing into caves. It was much more exciting than just killing people. That's what flash games lack. In flash games it's ALL about the killing, and it's becoming tiresome. I hate those minigames, and no one is making REAL games in flash.

Making games like that will result in an oversized filesize, you might say. That's true, but people today have internet connections that can handle it, even if they have to wa


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 17:55:41 Reply

At 7/31/09 02:18 PM, Saza wrote: I can't remember the title of it but itd a load of Indians working in a UK call center, it's pretty good tbh.

Also i got a whip ;)

Come here boys!

great now im gonna confuse you with kayn.

i saw gumonshoe in one of these threads and i thought that kayn got remodded. i was happy for a second.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 18:27:16 Reply

At 7/31/09 05:41 PM, Toast wrote: Making games like that will result in an oversized filesize, you might say. That's true, but people today have internet connections that can handle it, even if they have to wait

I think the longest i've played on a game was N, that was a perfect example of great gameplay. I agree though, flash is not the best tool by miles for anything substantial. I'm going to learn C++ over the next few weeks and see what i can come up with that i can develop.

What's happening to radium then, that was looking promising. And does this mean you will no longer be a reg around these parts?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 18:46:32 Reply

Can't we give ourselves one more chance?

Why can't we give love that one more chance?

Why can't we give love

give love

give love

give love

give love

give love

give love

give love

give love

'Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love
dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And loves dares you to change our way...


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 19:10:11 Reply

I agree, N is a great game, I had loads of fun playing it. Good luck with C, I see quite a few people around here have been phasing over to C++ and other more serious languages.

As for Radium, I don't really know. I guess I'll just "follow my heart" and finish it if i truly want to, not just because of sponsorship or whatever. It's nice to see that there's someone who cares about it though :p oh yea and my post got cut off in the middle. i just don't feel like game development is for me, whather it's in flash or not. i dont want to make it sound like an emo / attention whore post, it's just something that's been on my mind lately. Of course it doesn't mean I'm leaving the bbs. :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 20:00:33 Reply

At 7/31/09 05:41 PM, Toast wrote: soo i think im gonna stop flash. i noticed that in general i don't like flash games, they all seemed so rushed and unimaginative. One of the main reasons for that is probably that flash is so easy to use - even 12 year olds can learn basic AS programming and throw out a couple of games. To make real games, you need to learn C++ and know a hell of a lot more about programming, so people who get there actually put effort in their work.

Gotta agree. I think too much people release their games too early to get some comments, but they are never going to be good if you game sucks.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 20:57:33 Reply

At 7/31/09 06:46 PM, Kirk-Cocaine wrote: 'Cause love's such an old fashioned word
And love
dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And loves dares you to change our way...

of
caring about ourselves
this is our last dance
this is our last dance
this is ourselves
under pressure
under pressure
PRREESSYAAA

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 21:17:21 Reply

Ahhh.. I got a new PC, well.. I bought a friends old PC for cheap, but it's ok :3 Anyway.. my TV has a VGA input (like.. all newish TVs I think?) and I thought I'd try it out. I expected it to be kinda blurry and not work as well as a proper monitor, but.. I was wrong. Resolution of 1680x1050 and it's absolutely perfect. I was using a 17" monitor, this is 28".. I think I'll stick with this a while :) Installed Windows 7 too (RC1) because it had Win XP on it and I don't want to pirate an OS so I thought this would be fine, the license doesn't run out til next year anyway.. The OS is pretty nice so far, didn't like the big icons in the taskbar at first but it does make sense now.

I couldn't fit 4 NGs side-by-side, but it's big enough :3


Sup, bitches :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 22:29:30 Reply

At 7/31/09 09:17 PM, liaaaam wrote: I couldn't fit 4 NGs side-by-side, but it's big enough :3

Sounds very sexual Liam (unfortunately the image isnt loading). My sister hooked her laptop up to a 30inch wide screen television with a HDMI cable, I'm truly jealous :P Time to buy myself a new tele and get my Macbook on there.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 22:32:05 Reply

Sorry for double post geez.

I just put a link to a Newgrounds animation on Facebook - and I'm disappointed that It's text only, no image of the animation, not even the little 50x50 preview image..

Sucks :(

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-07-31 22:34:23 Reply

hello ppl

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 00:43:50 Reply

At 7/31/09 10:34 PM, rikio23 wrote: hello ppl

Hi there welcome to the reg lounge. :)

I'm level 20. Suck it bitches.

not like you level even matters anyway.
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 01:32:04 Reply

At 8/1/09 12:43 AM, Blackfang wrote:
I'm level 20. Suck it bitches.

not like you level even matters anyway.

I'm level 21. WHAT?!!?!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 06:32:45 Reply

At 8/1/09 01:32 AM, MichaelHurst wrote:
At 8/1/09 12:43 AM, Blackfang wrote:
I'm level 20. Suck it bitches.

not like you level even matters anyway.
I'm level 21. WHAT?!!?!

Didn't we already establish that lower levels are better?


Doomsday-One, working on stuff better than preloaders. Marginally.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 08:06:48 Reply

We all know Level 11 is the best.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 08:25:13 Reply

At 7/31/09 05:41 PM, Toast wrote: soo i think im gonna stop flash...

I have to disagree here. The large number of crappy little minigames in Flash isn't a fault with the medium itself. It's just the well known fact that quick and uninspired games are more profitanble than long, imaginative ones.

Since Flash hits such a big audience so quickly, it's a natural target for people who want to make money out of their programming. It's not like other programs are more suited towards serious, imaginative games - it's just that their relative obscurity acts as a filter for people who just want to make a quick buck. Inspired Flash games exist in the same quantity as anywhere else - they just tend to get lost in the sea of greyness.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 08:27:24 Reply

Big Monitors

I prefer having 2 medium monitors rather than one big one. If i ever do flash i'll have my code on the left, photoshop on the right, makes things a lot more streamlined.

At 7/31/09 07:10 PM, Toast wrote: As for Radium, I don't really know. I guess I'll just "follow my heart" and finish it if i truly want to, not just because of sponsorship or whatever. It's nice to see that there's someone who cares about it though :p oh yea and my post got cut off in the middle. i just don't feel like game development is for me, whather it's in flash or not. i dont want to make it sound like an emo / attention whore post, it's just something that's been on my mind lately. Of course it doesn't mean I'm leaving the bbs. :)

Yeah the development part of flash games is generally lost, it tends to go from idea to game without any interval or rethinking. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing, but if you go down that route you will not get anything bigger than a quick minigame.

Good to hear your sticking around though :).

Weird PM

I just had a very strange PM, i get a lot of "HELP" pms cause of the tutorial collab, but this one was a little broad.

At 7/31/09 7:42 PM, MisterSins wrote: hey can you help me?

My reply :No you'll need a psychiatrist for that.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 10:04:38 Reply

See, im the total opposite. The more I do it, the more I love making games, and I think Flash is the perfect medium to make great games quickly and get them played by a huge audience.

I disagree that you cant make great games with Flash. As Paranoia said, the large majority of flash games are simple because that is the formula that does well, and a lot of developers are young and these kinds of games are easier to make.

That doesnt mean you cant make awesome games, and there are plenty of games out there that have been truly amazing. We just need to push the platform, hopefully the introduction of MT's will allow us to spend longer making these awesome games.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 11:36:52 Reply

i'm gonna stick with animations for the most part thank you very much.

guess whos alt i am.
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 13:13:18 Reply

At 8/1/09 10:04 AM, Jimp wrote: That doesnt mean you cant make awesome games, and there are plenty of games out there that have been truly amazing.

Yeaaa, i just peaked over tom's shoulder at pixel puncher. Theres this one part where its insaneee.
I kinda agree with Jimp in that I think its dangerous to make broad assumptions and write off the whole scene just because youve never ran into something inspiring.

I'm sad to see your post toast. But yea everyones different and maybe programming flash isnt your thing after all is said and done. I think at the end of the day i realized that i didnt want to be an animator or even make flash games for a living. But i do really enjoy making em. You dont have marry yourself to the medium. Maybe theres other things that may suit you better but its always nice to leave the door open rather than just come to an extremist conclusion and totally abandon it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 14:03:34 Reply

At 8/1/09 01:13 PM, Luis wrote: Yeaaa, i just peaked over tom's shoulder at pixel puncher.

Never heard of it but google'd and saw it's PsychoGoldfish, Mindchamber and TomFulp. What could go wrong?

As someone who didn't use Flash for 1-2 years at all, I must say that Flash is fantastic for quick projects.. which really does not need to be said, it's obvious, but in Flash you can quickly throw together a platform engine in 20 minutes.. that can't really be done with any other language/platform.. I mean, I know there are quite a few languages specifically for making games but none are very good.


Sup, bitches :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-01 14:08:41 Reply

My level is the best, because it's a bottle, and nothing goes better than alcohol than smoking, which is what cool kids do.

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