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boethius
Jul 10, 2001

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Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

Update on the e-reader front

after breaking my Kobo Aura's screen yesterday (by literally pressing my thumb on it) I got myself a Kindle Voyage



It's a pretty good catte no fur though

Voyage is a good e-reader!

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boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Glory to the Stimpire!

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

osker posted:

I personally believe that QuakeWorld and its descendants have the best netcode. Maybe CRobbers can download the GPL'd Quake engine and learn how to create playable servers over 56k phone lines.

Perhaps they can go back to text adventures. Imagination is the best immersion!

YOU WAKE UP IN A BED. YOU ARE A SPACEMAN.
>

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Chalks posted:

> Look
YOU SEE A BOOK, A TOWEL, A DRILL AND AN UNIDENTIFIED BOX
> Pick up drill
IT APPEARS TO BE NAILED TO THE TABLE
> Pick up towel
IT APPEARS TO BE NAILED TO THE TABLE
> Look at towel
THE TOWEL LOOKS LIKE AN OVER USED REFERENCE TO A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
> Get out of bed
YOU GRADUALLY GET OUT OF BED
PLEASE WAIT...
PLEASE WAIT...
PLEASE WAIT...
PLEASE WAIT...

Already more compelling than the PU.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

I hope that Solar Plebian has somewhere between 4 and 10 online shows to talk about important developments with the community.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Spaceville

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Wafflz posted:

i_paid_42_seats

Squadron 42 Seats

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Beexoffel posted:

PARP is good for you.





It fixes your DNA.

Can PARP reverse deskeletonization?

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Iglocska posted:

Does it get twice as bad every second?

That's the second worst kind of electricity. The worst kind of electricity gets three times as bad every second.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Toops posted:

Hey y'all, trying out different weekly update formats for Solar Plebeian. Let me know how this one works for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOKq_4RaVVY

Excellent work commando. Loved the music, and the drop timed perfect with the IMMERSION BREAKER. Truly open development. o9

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Toops posted:

Thanks Commando! The song is Rebound by Arty and Matt Zo. I'm pretty fussy when it comes to EDM, but that tune always gets my hairs prickled. I should credit the song on the vid, but I'm afraid youtube will get all triggered and pull the audio.

I had to do some work in my audio editing sw to time it just right, but well worth I think. Glad you appreciated that.

Yes, I am a big fan of Arty and Matt Zo! Their Mozart is one of my favorite tracks ever, though maybe not so good for ramming.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears


CU in the V

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Mr Fronts posted:

The worst kind of WC.

Our shitposting triples every second.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

WhiskeyWhiskers posted:

The rings aren't rotating predictably like some lesser fidelity games would do! Star Citizen models the hamsters running in the wheels, spinning the gears which are in turn rotating the rings.

Are they procedurally generated hamsters? I need this level of fidelitousness.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Scruffpuff posted:

The true genius is not revealing it - when you're asking for charity to make a game, the last thing you want to reveal is something promising.

Very much against the principles of open development, making one's development open. Clearly, I know a thing or two about game design.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

"I have programmed a truly marvelous video game, which this reality is too narrow to contain." Chris Roberts

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Dusty Lens posted:

EightAce tell us about our romantic interests and you're off the hook forever.

I'd like to be able to romance my ship.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Toops posted:

I literally just wrote this code. And it works. This is real life.

code:
	
void Update () {

        if (Input.GetButton("PaaarpHorn")) {
            availablePaaarp += PaaarpAccumulationDelta();

        } else if (Input.GetButtonUp("PaaarpHorn")) {
            paaarpHornSound.Play();
            PaaarpRigidbodiesInRange(transform.position, paaarpRadius);

        } else if (availablePaaarp > Mathf.Epsilon)
        {
            availablePaaarp -= PaaarpAccumulationDelta();
        }

}
What I am become?

You are become Dreams.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Dashticle posted:

I like it. Pallets loaded with whale-noodle vending machines, and the space bulldozer from the wing commander movie to shunt them around.

Toops, are you still accepting assets for solar pleb? I've got a week off work and a dusty copy of 3DSMax o9

Large Lesnick Noodle Vending Machine

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

peter gabriel posted:

Shout F to pay respects

Fffffffffffffffffffu

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Today is a good day in the 'Verse.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

E.V.A. Lacks Eloquence

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

AP posted:

I don't think anyone is stupid enough to buy them out now.

Someone might want to buy them for their well-oiled JPEG sales software. As far as I can tell, it's the only really well tuned part of their offerings.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

teh_Broseph posted:

Checked out the free fly weekend early on and gotta say, wasn't exactly impressed. Buuut with the patches I went ahead and picked up an Avenger Stalker package to check out how things are comin' along, and y'all should give it another shot. Once you do a little investment into a ship that matches your personality, things click a lot more and it starts to be pretty fun.

Roger that. C U in the V

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Bolow posted:

I don't believe any of you motherfuckers that say you've cracked it

I want to believe, but I don't.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Okay, I finally cracked the SmartCode. I do believe. It's going to be interesting times from here on out...

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Have we implemented procedurally generated shitposting?

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Chalks posted:

Tell us the babel room containing the names of the leavers.

https://libraryofbabel.info/bookmark.cgi?obefazotzqqlffdr.f,sezynjx400

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Is there a way for me to really understand game development? I apparently do not.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

TTerrible posted:

That space suit is absolutely awful. They've just greebled it randomly to get it to look detailed.

Greebled is my new favorite word. Thank you, commando.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

spacetoaster posted:

I'm the breathing hoses connected to the snap shut ammo pouches.



I assumed those hoses and pouches were for the space vaping.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Rexicon1 posted:

so when is star citizen coming out?

two weeks

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears


My hot take: Mars Attacks would be a much more fun game.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

The best darned space sim
Ever? Only dreams. We have
Been sold lovely lies.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Paladinus posted:

IS TGHE GAME OAUTR YETG????

TWO STARWEEKS

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Man it's all netiquette chat up in here.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Io_ posted:

There's a point between comfortable and opulence where the returns diminish rapidly. I'll let the thread decide where CIG land on this spectrum.

Yes.

I knew someone who worked at a company back in the 1999 dotcom insanity that really went all out for their employees. Amazing chairs, any computer equipment you wanted. They would bring in 3 meals a day and do your laundry and groceries for you. I thought it was pretty insane at the time. But the thing it, all that was in service of encouraging their programmers to stay at work foerever. The extra 20-40 hours a week they were coding was worth way more than all the perks.

I don't really see that with the CIG luxuries. They seem to be status symbols, to show that they are doing well, rather than investments to help increase productivity, put employees at ease, or make their product better.

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Xaerael posted:

You're right. Also, if all these amazing features were so great, why does CIG have such a huge, disproportionate turnover in staff?

"Well, I would continue working here if you had a slowly opening replica spaceship door..."

boethius
Jul 10, 2001

Space bunnies have three ears

Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

So during Louis XV's reign in France, a few decades before the revolution, the country was balls deep in debt with no ability to tax its nobility. To keep the creditors satisfied, his money guy thought up a system of "useful splendor" - spend ludicrous amounts of cash on frippery to give the impression that the Royalty was flush with cash

It worked for a while I guess then they were all killed

Crobbert's business plan.

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boethius
Jul 10, 2001

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FrankieGoes posted:

I worked at a place that refused to buy any coffee except those horrible Folger's things where the coffee is prepackaged inside the filter and produces coffee that is both foul tasted and watery as hell (and reportedly the GM would actually yell at you if you used two of them at once, though I never personally witnessed it). It made me angry every time I had a cup of it.

Speaking of coffee, I'm out of cream and had to use 1%. I feel grief.

An old workplace of mine switched from amazing Peet's coffee to some generic OfficeCo brand to save money. So instead of quickly running to the kitchen, grabbing a cup, and then going back to our desks, we all started taking 20 minute breaks to go out and get coffee.

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