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  2. mikew

    Sunday

    A couple of better replies than my flippant comment deserved. No easy answer to this.
  3. mikew

    The Combat Simulator Project

    That solved it! I should have remembered that, but it's been years since I tried anything like this. Anyway, I think the environment is OK now and we get the first proper error...and immediately: scons: Building targets ... cl /Focsplib\.bin\data\Archive.obj /c csplib\data\Archive.cpp /GR /MD /O2 /EHsc /W3 /nologo /wd4251 /wd4275 /wd4290 /DWIN32 /D__WIN32__ /D_USRDLL /D_DLL /DNDEBUG /D_CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE /D_USE_MATH_DEFINES /DCSPLIB_EXPORTS /ID:\dev_csp\csp-git /IC:\Python27\include "/IC:\Program Files (x86)\cspdevpack-0.6.2\include\AL" "/IC:\Program Files (x86)\cspdevpack-0.6.2\include" Archive.cpp D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.11.25503\include\hash_map(16): fatal error C1189: #error: <hash_map> is deprecated and will be REMOVED. Please use <unordered_map>. You can define _SILENCE_STDEXT_HASH_DEPRECATION_WARNINGS to acknowledge that you have received this warning. scons: building terminated because of errors. That'll do for now. I'll raise a ticket.
  4. Whizkid

    Sunday

    You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't! With the current political climate here in the States, it won't matter what Trump does, he'll be castigated by both sides of the political spectrum. Just because life is tough in Latin American countries, (my wife was originally from El Salvador) mainly bought on by their own screwed up and vicious politics, doesn't give the occupants the right to dump themselves in another venue, using that countries fractured viewpoints to justify their arrival. I can imagine, as a former Canuck, the uproar that our cousins north of the border would create if we decided to pass these people on! Of course, as most people would agree, the scenes of families using their children as bait for the Border Guards are despicable, and the possibility of using the whole thing to sneak in drug dealers, etc, shows how important it is to maintain the Legal Entry position, even though it will be even more overwhelmed than it is, and the screaming from the Extreme Left about our Inhumanity will reach fever pitch, we MUST defend our borders, or go down kicking and screaming because our system of Government is the only one that works, (sort of!). Why the hell anyone would want to be President is beyond me!
  5. Krycztij

    The Combat Simulator Project

    Have you tried starting it from the „Developer Command Prompt for VS 2017“ in the start menu?
  6. Stans

    Sunday

    There is right way and wrong way to do everything. Climbing over the fence is the wrong way to seek asylum. Besides, domestic and international laws and stipulate that asylum is to be sought in the first foreign country entered and asylum is to be sought for protection from persecution, not just because you think life is better elsewhere.
  7. mikew

    The Combat Simulator Project

    Thanks! My path is a bit different, but on this machine I added 'c:\program (x86)\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.1a\lib' to both the User and System 'path' parameters in the Environment Variables and restarted the terminal, but SCons doesn't find the libs it checks in the config phase. I've obviously missed some simple step. SCons is written in Python, so it should be straightforward to find out what it's looking for, but a bit soul destroying to be having to put so much effort into some environment pre-check. Doesn't bode well for actually building the project.
  8. mikew

    Sunday

    Fear not! Your problem is soon to be solved: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-46205955/caravan-migrants-reach-united-states-border
  9. Stans

    Weekend music

    ELO's greatest claim to fame was Jeff Lynne's use of symphony rock style of music. Out of the Blue was the last album that featured his use of this style of music. Although later albums were ok and produced some hit singles, it certainly was not the same as his music from the 1970's. Just my opinion, feel free to disagree.
  10. Stans

    Sunday

    I am finding that one downside to our current economic boom is that with full employment, there is a lack of people who will do such jobs. I need a new roof for my tool shed, a 14x10 foot, single story (not really that tall since I can barely walk through the door without hitting my head) structure. This is a job for a handyman, but so far all I can get are roofing contractors who want a $1000 to put a roof on a $1200 shed.
  11. Krycztij

    The Combat Simulator Project

    Yes. The DirectX SDK and the Platform SDK have been merged into the Windows SDK. This is installed with Visual Studio, and you find it under C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\<version number>. The version number is just important for the feature set and does not define a requirement for the final executable – if you choose the 10.0 SDK but don’t call Windows 10/8/7-specific APIs, it will run on Windows Vista as well.
  12. mikew

    The Combat Simulator Project

    It is, but I suspect you'd go about things a bit differently. Thanks! although I'll ask the owner of the above github account first. I haven't compiled it on this Win7 machine before, so am already running into 'path' problems where SCons can't find some Windows libraries. I think in the olden days, there was a 'Platform SDK' but now most of that stuff is included in the Community version of VS2017...or something like that.
  13. mikew

    Weekend music

    Yes, but as he perfected his art, ELO lost a lot of the rawness and innovation exhibited between the albums 'Eldorado' and 'Out of the Blue' IMHO. This song from 2015's 'Alone in the Universe' is beautifully produced but a bit nondescript...as is the rest of the album. Feel free to disagree.
  14. Krycztij

    The Combat Simulator Project

    Quite impressive … I’ll have a look at the code! If there are problems with building the Windows version, feel free to ask me …
  15. Donster

    Sunday

    I'm hoping we get back up into the 50's over the next week or so. Damn gutter cleaning crew still hasn't showed up. Now they are full of snow and roofs are covered. They were supposed to be out two weeks ago. Phone calls did no good getting them here. F**king contractors this year has been a nightmare to deal with. Including getting bids on remodeling our master bathroom.
  16. Donster

    Weekend music

    Is that Fick's photos in both top corners of the album cover? Is RC Metanoia his new witless protection program name?
  17. Stans

    Weekend music

    Thanks for posting the ELO Out of the Blue album, Mikew. I'm spending my morning listening to it! Jeff Lynn is such an incredible artist.
  18. mikew

    The Combat Simulator Project

    On second thoughts, I'll first try to use some 10 year old pre-built binaries. I'm not so worried if the build fails as the initial goal is to get the SCons build system working. The original CSP documentation was hosted on Sourceforge, but seems to have now disappeared and probably only accessible by Google,Facebook, the 3 letter agencies and evil foreign governments. I scraped what I could from the 'Wayback machine' at archive.org and put it here, together with the installer for the 0.6.2 version of the CSPDEVPACK (containing the aforementioned Windows binaries) and a 0.7 version of its files: https://app.box.com/s/z3ym9xcwkufcnhvcxt3hho0x5tpsbt27
  19. Stans

    Sunday

    Morning y'all, clear skies, light frost and 31F. Expecting a mostly sunny day with a high of 57F. Getting closer to reaching our normal daytime high temperatures.
  20. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all. 15F under clear skies with 2F wind chill. Sunny and chilly. Not as windy. High of 29F.
  21. US Navy Recruitment Ad - November 1942 1939: The Dutch ship Simon Bolivar hits an 'un-notified' mine in the North Sea, killing 80. Several other neutral ships also sunk by mines. *Kay Kendall 1941: British night commando raid on the German HQ in Libya. 1941: At 6am 'Operation Crusader', the British Eighth Army's offensive to relieve Tobruk begins. Rommel, who arrives back from Rome that day, is caught by surprise, allowing the British XXX Corps to advance 50-miles and capture the axis airfield 10 miles south of Sidi Rezegh. The Germans, believing that the British are about to encircle Bardia, send the Afrika Korps on a wild goose chase in that direction. Kay Kendall 1942: Laval is given absolute power by Vichy in Africa. General Motors Ad - November 1943 1943: The RAF begin the 'battle of Berlin' with 700 tons dropped. Other areas also pounded in the biggest RAF operation so far. Over the next 4 months, 16 major attacks were launched against the German capital, involving a total of 9,111 sorties. During this period, 492 aircraft failed to return, and 954 were damaged. 1943: A German counter offensive recaptures Zhitomir. Kay Kendall 1944: The U.S. Third Army crosses the German frontier. Metz is cut off and surrounded by the U.S. Third Army's, XX Corps. 1944: A German hospital ship, Tübingen is sunk accidentally by allied aircraft in the Adriatic, but luckily no wounded were onboard. The British express regret to the German authorities about the mistake. Kay Kendall *Kay Kendall was born Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy on May 21, 1926 at Stanley House, Hull Road, in Withernsea, a coastal resort in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Her maternal grandmother was Marie Kendall, a musical-comedy star known for her vivacious personality and diction while singing. Her father was Terry McCarthy, a vaudevillian. She was commonly known to family and friends as Kate, according to the memoirs of the actor Sir Dirk Bogarde. Her brother, Cavan Kendall (born Cavan McCarthy), who died on 30 October 1999, was also an actor. Kendall's distinctive nose, an aristocratic swoop, was the result of plastic surgery after a car crash. As she told Bogarde, the surgeon had only two noses in his repertoire, "this one and the other one." The one she chose, Kendall explained, made it difficult to photograph her in profile. Kay Kendall's hometown of Withernsea has a lighthouse situated a stones throw from where Kendall once lived. The lighthouse is no longer in use but has been turned into a museum and has many interesting items associated with Kay Kendall's life and times. Her first major screen role was in the Sid Field-Petula Clark musical "London Town" (1946), notable for being one of the costliest flops in British film history. She co-starred with Clark again in "Dance Hall" (1950), and was featured in a quick succession of minor films before gaining fame in "Genevieve" (1953). Kay Kendall Kendall appeared in the first film in the Doctor series, "Doctor in the House" (1954) with Dirk Bogarde, "Simon And Laura" (1955) with Peter Finch, "Abdulla the Great" (1955) with Sydney Chaplin and Gregory Ratoff, and the epic film "The Adventures of Quentin Durward" (1955), with Robert Taylor and Robert Morley. In 1958, Kendall won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Lady Sybil Wren in "Les Girls", probably one of the best-known films of her career, the story of three showgirls in postwar Paris (the other actresses were Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg). The following year, she starred opposite Harrison in "The Reluctant Debutante". Kendall died in 1959 soon after completing her last movie, "Once More, with Feeling!" (1960), starring opposite Yul Brynner. Early in her career, Kendall had a romantic relationship with Sydney Earle Chaplin, the second son of Charlie Chaplin by his second wife, Lita Grey Chaplin. In 1955 she starred opposite Rex Harrison in the comedy "The Constant Husband", and an affair soon followed. Harrison was married to actress Lilli Palmer at the time. However, when he learned from Kendall's doctor that Kendall had been diagnosed with myeloid leukemia, he and Palmer agreed to divorce so he could marry Kendall and provide for her care. Kendall was never told of her illness and ended up believing she merely had an iron deficiency. As for the divorce, Palmer said she was not upset because she had a lover, too. Palmer and Harrison planned to remarry after Kendall's death, but Palmer ended up falling in love with her companion, Carlos Thompson, and married him instead. Kay Kendall succumbed to her illness on September 6, 1959 at the age of 33, and is buried in the churchyard of St John's Church, Church Row, Hampstead, north London. TRIVIA: Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) Nickname: Katie Personal Quotes: "We British are so square we have to smuggle our tits past Customs." Chevrolet Ad - November 1943
  22. mikew

    Weekend music

    I'm just going to listen to this for the next hour or so. Jeff Lynne reached a zenith with this one...
  23. Every now and again I look at this with a slightly better knowledge of software development each time. Unfortunately not much has happened in the last 10 years, but I still think that this is still an impressive open source effort which compiles (with a plethora of warnings) and runs today. In the demo build, the F16 on the right will take off, fly around between some waypoints and land back at the single airbase in the scenario. The player can do whatever they want in the other plane but unfortunately there is not much implemented on the combat side. The code is reasonably well documented and running Doxygen on it produces a fairly detailed top-level map. While right now it compiles with GCC on Linux, i'm not sure what will happen with the Windows compiler. It worked 10 years ago, but I suspect it won't now. So, today's fun task will be to assemble the Windows dependencies which I'm sure will end in total frustration. Some parts of this may be useful for TFXplorer as there are some Python world building tools that may be reused or at least provide some inspiration. A link to the code: https://github.com/nsmoooose/csp
  24. Stans

    Weekend music

    If only I was 30 years younger.
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  26. mikew

    Weekend music

    Sorry! I meant to post that in the 'Who's twerking?" thread.
  27. mikew

    Weekend music

    Coincidentally, the theme for the original version of 'The Office' was 'Handbags and Gladrags' that appears a few posts back in this thread. whenever, whatever...
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