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mikew last won the day on June 5 2017

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  1. Of course! and most of them happen to be 'in my area'. Unfortunately that means they can't be in your area as well. Sorry, guys.
  2. The ads you see depend on your surfing history and whatever you've been talking about within range of any microphone attached to your PC. Whitelisting would let you see whatever Google (and hence the internet at large) thinks of you. Personally, I only see ads for corporate jets and stuff like that.
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    Yep, bloody peasants....
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    I thought you had the freedom to choose any time zone you wanted and not give in to government tyranny, and that was the main reason that you're allowed to keep a musket in your homestead. The USA isn't what it used to be. Oh...about 33F and overcast.
  5. Already well into 2019 but not much to report from my side. Over the last week or so, I've been looking at Blender again...this time reading the instructions. With it, I can import the VRML version of a .3 object, modify it some way: and export the result in VRML format (I'm sure the culling problem can be easily fixed): While that was somewhat trivial, the real power is that all Blender's operations can be scripted so that it should be possible to take basic TFX information like the terrain texture, and use it to spawn some decorative objects depending on what palette index is occupying that part of the terrain. This guy is doing something along these lines here: https://www.gamedev.net/blogs/entry/2254908-creating-a-forest-scene-in-blender/ For a combat sim, we'd need a way of visualizing damage as well if that forest was napalmed. I'm not sure if this has any relevance to a game engine though, as this sort of operation might be best done at runtime rather than baked into the data which would end up orders of magnitude bigger.
  6. ...and that wasn't a particularly thick scottish accent. When George Orwell wrote '1984', he missed that people would willingly pay to fill their homes with 'always on' surveillance equipment.
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    EF2000 Reloaded

    With 'EF 2000 Reloaded' there is some excellent documentation produced by Home Fries detailing how to get the best out of the game. This can either be accessed from the launcher or by navigating to the !ADP folder where Reloaded is installed.
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    EF2000 Reloaded

    So, you got to this menu: ..and then get a 'failure' after you press 'Configure Joystick'?
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    EF2000 Reloaded

    It sounds like you haven't run the 'config' program to calibrate the joystick. There is a button for it on the 'EF2000 Reloaded' control panel.
  10. Well, that was depressing reading... Thank goodness for Raquel Welch.
  11. Yes, Tina S is really popular, but I seem to remember JerryC being the first of the YouTube cover guitarists to reach critical mass in terms of views. ..and with a tune from about 1680.
  12. With a full orchestra, of course it's going to sound great. Going back to Old Guy's theme of largely unaccompanied musicians, here's a single instrument...a bloody big one though.
  13. Some good stuff there. Donster, the background scenery in the last one looks more like Wyoming, but I totally understand if you were concentrating on the foreground.. It's great when bands sneak in some classical music in otherwise rock albums. Here, Steve Hackett is basically playing Bach's Prelude No. 1 for cello. I'm more of a keyboard fan myself, although I suppose this Harpsichord from the 1700s could be considered a guitar with a keyboard...
  14. Canada, eh? You guys have already picked everyone I know except for Justin, Celine and Mylene. Let's take the least worst...
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