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6631  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Hi! My name is Lucca and I'm addicted to Civilization on: August 24, 2009, 09:47:47 PM
(PS play Alpha Centauri it's awesome)
6632  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Help save the enviroment: recycle your dildos today. on: August 24, 2009, 05:21:23 PM
Teach USPS to stop searching through their shipments for stuff to steal :T
6633  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Laxius Force II released!! on: August 24, 2009, 05:16:52 PM
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I used Verdana - do you consider that a crappy font?

Yes, although there are far worse choices. Generally I think it's better just to come up with your own font. If you're doing it for a game it's not really hard or time consuming and really does add another layer of professionalism. System-default fonts just look out of place in games. The one time you really saw it frequently in commercial games was during the early windows 95 era, which is also sort of typified by games with really crappy multi-window interfaces.

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Wait, is this freeware? I thought it was commercial. My point still stands that system-default fonts just look sort of bad in videogames, but it doesn't really matter as much as it would if this were a commercial product.
6634  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 23, 2009, 11:32:23 PM
Got TF2 workingish. It's still sort of slow, but definitely playable as long as max players is only 24 and I'm not on... Badlands or Hydro. Anyway, got a bunch of kill assists as a medic :3

(I could run it faster but then team colors are really hard to see).
6635  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 23, 2009, 07:57:11 PM
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Yo Mesh, if you're having trouble running things in TF2, I've got a few codes/config options that'll help things run a lot smoother. They'll kill the graphics, but it beats a piss-poor framerate anyday. Give me a holler if you're interested. Also, be sure to send me a friend request once you get things up and running. Username's boxxyboyy.

I'm also having issues with the game itself taking forever to load, and once it DOES load, servers take forever to connect to and occasionally hang on that chalkboard thing.

I think I got the graphics working though. Can you help with the connection/load speed stuff :( I mean what the hell Centrino Duo is not great but it's around 2 Ghz and it's apparently dual-core. That is NOT that bad.
6636  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Laxius Force II released!! on: August 23, 2009, 03:48:20 AM
Dear RPG Maker users: Stop using crappy fonts. It brings everything else down.
6637  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 23, 2009, 03:10:41 AM
Did some of the blitzball tutorials in FFX (I never did them before which is probably why I didn't get how blitzball worked), messed around doing nothing in Chrono Cross except picking up Steena, bought TF2, was rather confused by TF2, was rather MORE confused at why TF2 was running so poorly on my PC even on the lowest settings. Tf2 does not have high system requirements.
6638  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Help save the enviroment: recycle your dildos today. on: August 23, 2009, 01:47:01 AM
Hi welcome to Dildofan (where it's like Dildogamer except it's not run by some creepy manchild).
6639  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Help save the enviroment: recycle your dildos today. on: August 21, 2009, 11:31:02 PM
Already did.
6640  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 21, 2009, 06:45:22 PM
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Well to me, someone already said this but not having direct control over the others made me feel more like the other characters were individuals, and the main character felt more like... you.

That was probably me.

Yeah, P3's AI was a bit dumb at times, but here's the thing. Artificial stupidity can be endearing. And the fact that you don't control them and that they chatter in battle sort of addresses the "Character loses all personality as soon as they join your party" syndrome you see in a lot of JRPGs.

And besides. From a story perspective why WOULD Junpei act particularly smart in battle?

Also P3 was fairly easy as far as SMT games go. If you were ever at a point where your party members would get you killed by either doing or failing to do something, you probably weren't approaching whatever battle you were at right. The MC has like, a dozen persona's available to him. That's plenty of room to cover your bases.

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Now Gambits were an awful control system.  Way too much hassle to deal with and change up

Also the whole buying/finding options. It's a AI programming system. They tried to make it into more of a strictly gameplay feature than it had any right to be. It's like disallowing the player from accessing their players stats until they buy the appropriate menu command in a shop.

That and FFXII's boss battles don't have anywhere near the level of creativity FFX's had and I think the gambit system and the battle system are partly to blame. I mean, just for comparison, since I just did them, you can't really do that claw shrimp battle or Yunalesca in ATB because it'd just be unmanagable for one thing and especially with FFXII's slightly more chaotic flavor of ATB, but you couldn't do them at ALL with gambits since you're micromanaging the hell out of your turns and you just can't automate that.
6641  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 21, 2009, 06:39:52 PM
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Gears of War is kinda boring.

You know epic used to make really colorful games. I mean even their FPSes. Unreal had all kinds of colors. Then GoW is like BROWN IS REALISM and they did the same thing with UT3 too and it looks even worse on my system because you pretty much have to turn textures off to run (and then I'm thinking they just entirely forgot how to program engines, because UT2K4 looked fine and ran fast on rather poor hardware).
6642  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Help save the enviroment: recycle your dildos today. on: August 21, 2009, 06:31:18 PM
Hey.

Remember.

Next time you drink a Pepsi, just think what the bottle used to be made of!
6643  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best story in an RPG? (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!) on: August 21, 2009, 12:52:36 AM
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SK2 show how cruel a war can be.

What's even better at showing you how cruel war can be is like, getting a phone call at 11 PM from one of your old highschool buddies, informing you that another one of your old highschool buddies got killed in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.

6644  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 21, 2009, 12:44:12 AM
Played FFIX a bit. Conde Pettie (SP?) and the surrounding areas is pretty as hell. Givin' me pleasent memories of Riven.

Also watched the scene following the Dario stuff. CC makes me happy. I'm not sure if's actually JOY or not but it's close.

Also I think I'm going to start referring to the latest Unreal Engine as ZZT 4.0 just to see if anyone gets it.
6645  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 20, 2009, 10:50:14 PM
Okay. FFX.

Beat the Clawshrimp Ring-Around-The-Rosie boss. It was sort of close but I major overkilled him with a Grand Summon.

Then, I fought Yunalesca.

For an hour.

After FINALLY winning, the game promptly freezes up.





Nah just kidding but holy goddamn that was not easy. That was also the most fun I ever had with an FF boss fight. The stuff in the last two phases with zombie where you're pretty much forced to let your characters get it and die from regen to block yourself against that Megadeath thing is nuts. And I like how it wasn't a trick boss. I mean I looked at a boss faq and got nothing. It's just, like... it felt like a Megaten boss.

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Also the stuff with zombie was amusingly thematic. Like Lulu says, if you want everything, you'll end up with nothing. And you can't keep all of your dudes alive so it's more a matter of timing who dies when. Which also sort of works with the inevitable death theme around that point too

Additionally, I'm now out of money because I had enough to do around 20k with Rikku's Spare change during phase to. And I used it all.
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