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kilus aof
Mar 24, 2001

The Titanic posted:

Space games were a great thing because polygons were expensive for a computer to render, so much of the screen is black or something, and only a ship or two needed to be rendered to screen.

If this isnít enough to convince you that space games are making a huge comeback, I donít know what to tell you. But I hope you like space. And fidelity. Or at least have a cat named Fidelity.

Isn't that the crux of the matter? At one point space sims had a massive advantage over many other genres due to the hardware of the time and how space sims were rendered. But by the mid to late 90s hardware allowed all the assorted genres to catch up to space sims and display decent enemies and environments. There is never going to be that genre gap again which means any comeback has an uphill battle in getting noticed by the greater gaming public.

kilus aof fucked around with this message at 03:40 on Oct 19, 2017

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Dusty Lens
Jul 1, 2015

All Glory unto the Stimpire. Give up your arms and legs and embrace the beautiful agony of electricity that doubles in pain every second.

If you stop laughing for a little while Star Citizen is actually pretty depressing.

Exinos
Mar 1, 2009
Don't stop laughing.

ComfyPants
Mar 20, 2002

Lt_Tofu posted:

Two people just walked out.

Read the TOS, no refunds.

kilus aof
Mar 24, 2001

Lt_Tofu posted:

Two people just walked out.

They didn't want to be content locusts.

no_recall
Aug 17, 2015

Lipstick Apathy
CitizenCon is next week?

Solarin
Nov 15, 2007

Polish Avenger posted:

Boy howdy did they give all that crap they were pitching in SWG a good shot. The fact that there was a mayor skill tree with player cities is, in itself, impressive to me still.

there's a good series of design post mortems for SWG if you are interested in that kind of thing

https://www.raphkoster.com/2015/04/15/star-wars-galaxies-tefs/

Goosfraba
Feb 26, 2016

Lt_Tofu posted:

Two people just walked out.

Well, it's obviously not as good as Tickling Mae 1 or More tickling Mae.

MedicineHut
Feb 25, 2016

tooterfish posted:

Superfluous use of a technical term.

You definitely work for CIG.

krytentax



Well yeah. He is Toast. But he is just a paralegal.

Snack Bitch
May 15, 2008

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!
Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

Raskolnikov
Nov 25, 2003

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

LOL sour expression is totally warranted. Poor Sandi :(

edit: it would be excruciating to go to the movie I was unknowingly cut from. She must not have known until that showing. Ouch.

Breetai
Nov 6, 2005

🥄Mah spoon is too big!🍌

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

:bisonyes:

Breetai
Nov 6, 2005

🥄Mah spoon is too big!🍌

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

And please confirm, just for the sake of fidelity: her role was scrapped entirely and she received literally zero seconds of screen time?

SelenicMartian
Sep 14, 2013

Sometimes it's not the bomb that's retarded.

Not even a T-pose in the background?

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.

kilus aof posted:

Isn't that the crux of the matter? At one point space sims had a massive advantage over many other genres due to the hardware of the time and how space sims were rendered. But by the mid to late 90s hardware allowed all the assorted genres to catch up to space sims and display decent enemies and environments. There is never going to be that genre gap again which means any comeback has an uphill battle in getting noticed by the greater gaming public.



Another issue with space games (they are not sims outside maybe stuff like kerbal) is that, in the end, if you're going to have dogfights, planes are just superior. You intuitively know how the planes handle, that there is an up-and-down (and that being above is usually better), get a better feeling of speed, scale, and inertia, and so on.

Blue On Blue
Nov 14, 2012

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

drat after all those hours spent on the set, while being paid a full salary in a VP role

Tough.. tough break kid!

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

So Vic doesn't have a mom? Poor Vic.

Please remember to call your mom (and dad) from time to time. (what happened to that dude?).

alf_pogs
Feb 15, 2012


oh well. at least she can fall back to her part time career of fleecing spaceship lovers for their cash dollars

Toops
Nov 5, 2015

-find mood stabilizers
-also,

Dusty Lens posted:

If you stop laughing for a little while Star Citizen is actually pretty depressing.

- There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own. However, nothing dispirits, and nothing seems worthwhile disputing. He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints. And as for small difficulties and worryings, prospects of sudden disaster, peril of life and limb; all these, and death itself, seem to him only sly, good-natured hits, and jolly punches in the side bestowed by the unseen and unaccountable old joker. That odd sort of wayward mood I am am speaking of, comes over a man only in some time of extreme tribulation; it comes in the very midst of his earnestness, so that what just before might have seemed to him a thing most momentous, now seems but a part of the general joke.

- Moons

AlbieQuirky
Oct 9, 2012

Just me and my 🌊dragon🐉 hanging out

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

:patriot:

kilus aof
Mar 24, 2001

Solarin posted:

there's a good series of design post mortems for SWG if you are interested in that kind of thing

https://www.raphkoster.com/2015/04/15/star-wars-galaxies-tefs/

quote:

Databases were clearly going to be a huge issue, thanks to the crafting system, which had turned out awesome but also considerably more detailed than specced. A large pile of unique stats needed to be tracked on everything. Space was at a premium; character records were enormous. This caused problems when players moved between physical servers or across server processes, because of the time required to copy the data and the race conditions that could emerge.

https://www.raphkoster.com/2015/04/16/a-jedi-saga/

What a fun problem CIG will have when they keep increasing complexity of ships and cargo and add nested instances.

Snack Bitch
May 15, 2008

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!

Breetai posted:

And please confirm, just for the sake of fidelity: her role was scrapped entirely and she received literally zero seconds of screen time?

Much like the temperature of space, her screen time was absolutely zero. Best part is they kept referencing Vic's mom as a bible thumping Christian. I guess they saw the tickle tape.

Toops
Nov 5, 2015

-find mood stabilizers
-also,

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

I'm just so tickled by this.

Snack Bitch
May 15, 2008

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!
Also I feel that no matter how bad the movie you can always find one good thing. For American Satan it was Samwell Tarly getting coked out with two prostitutes, who might have been demons, it wasn't clear.

Berious
Nov 13, 2005

BloodyScab posted:

Check out reddit. They're creaming themselves.

:lol: you weren't kidding. They're already imagining exciting new game mechanics

Bofast
Feb 21, 2011

Grimey Drawer

Sectopod posted:

Posting from the future, post-ELE, when books are being written about this hot mess.



Very nice!

Berious
Nov 13, 2005

Lt_Tofu posted:

Ahahahaha, that was so stupid and boring. "holy poo poo or should I say unholy poo poo"...an actual line from the movie.

But if you want to see Sandi's breakout performance, your going to have to wait for American Satan 2.0 because her role got refactored.

darthvadersayingnooo.jpg

Bofast
Feb 21, 2011

Grimey Drawer

peter gabriel posted:

True but dumb and dumber 2 came out in 2014 and that's when we got Lando and Ben on camera

:golfclap:

ComfyPants
Mar 20, 2002

Lt_Tofu posted:

Much like the temperature of space, her screen time was absolutely zero. Best part is they kept referencing Vic's mom as a bible thumping Christian. I guess they saw the tickle tape.

They kept in the actual hardcore porn star though, I assume.

:laffo::laffo::laffo:

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.
Like, Imagine your acting not being good enough for the editor of American Satan

trucutru fucked around with this message at 06:06 on Oct 19, 2017

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.

ComfyPants posted:

They kept in the actual hardcore porn star though, I assume.

:laffo::laffo::laffo:

Tori Black does know how to act tho. At least better than Denise Richards.


Goddamn, Malcolm McDowell looks 90. He ain't that old.

Taintrunner
Apr 10, 2017

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS
American Sandi

Bumbler
Dec 17, 2005

kilus aof posted:

Isn't that the crux of the matter? At one point space sims had a massive advantage over many other genres due to the hardware of the time and how space sims were rendered. But by the mid to late 90s hardware allowed all the assorted genres to catch up to space sims and display decent enemies and environments. There is never going to be that genre gap again which means any comeback has an uphill battle in getting noticed by the greater gaming public.



VR games can take advantage of the easier rendering in space environments because VR is so taxing on the system. Many of the best looking VR games take place in space, and a big reason Elite: Dangerous is successful is because it's loved by VR gamers. One of the reasons E:D looks so good in VR is because you can pump the supersampling up to values that would bog down your computer in any of the other simulation-style games with realistic graphics, but in E:D you can still run at 90fps in space. I guess it's another parallel to the original Elite, which also took advantage of easy rendering in space to have better graphics than other games at the time could handle.

no_recall
Aug 17, 2015

Lipstick Apathy
They cut everything from Star Citizen and Sandi got cut from American Satan.

I'm glad of it. :munch:

Bofast
Feb 21, 2011

Grimey Drawer
It's almost impressive to not make the final cut of a movie almost no one is going to watch

no_recall
Aug 17, 2015

Lipstick Apathy

Bumbler posted:

VR games can take advantage of the easier rendering in space environments because VR is so taxing on the system. Many of the best looking VR games take place in space, and a big reason Elite: Dangerous is successful is because it's loved by VR gamers. One of the reasons E:D looks so good in VR is because you can pump the supersampling up to values that would bog down your computer in any of the other simulation-style games with realistic graphics, but in E:D you can still run at 90fps in space. I guess it's another parallel to the original Elite, which also took advantage of easy rendering in space to have better graphics than other games at the time could handle.

One thing absolutely love about VR is that, I don't really worry about quality, as long as the text is readable @ 1.75x on the supersampling. Everything else can be set to low for all I care and somehow my brain magically would fill in all these gaps. This doesn't happen when I play it on my screen tho.

Bofast
Feb 21, 2011

Grimey Drawer

no_recall posted:

One thing absolutely love about VR is that, I don't really worry about quality, as long as the text is readable @ 1.75x on the supersampling. Everything else can be set to low for all I care and somehow my brain magically would fill in all these gaps. This doesn't happen when I play it on my screen tho.

Well, in VR you don't have real life around you for comparison, so maybe that helps?

Gradis
Feb 27, 2016

GAPE APE

ComfyPants posted:

They kept in the actual hardcore porn star though, I assume.

:laffo::laffo::laffo:

Les Dennis?

Solarin
Nov 15, 2007

Toops posted:

- There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own. However, nothing dispirits, and nothing seems worthwhile disputing. He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints. And as for small difficulties and worryings, prospects of sudden disaster, peril of life and limb; all these, and death itself, seem to him only sly, good-natured hits, and jolly punches in the side bestowed by the unseen and unaccountable old joker. That odd sort of wayward mood I am am speaking of, comes over a man only in some time of extreme tribulation; it comes in the very midst of his earnestness, so that what just before might have seemed to him a thing most momentous, now seems but a part of the general joke.

- Moons

:pgabz:

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tuo
Jun 17, 2016

Dear Backers and Citizens,
sadly, we have to announce another delay to the PU release of the much anticipated 3.0 patch and all it's groundbreaking features. Sadly, Sandi fired the only dev who knows how to operate the new delta patcher package manager after he asked here how the movie premiere went. As soon as his wrist has healed we found a new employee to take over his duty, we expect 3.0 to arrive in about two weeks.

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