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Fan Corner / Re: Iconic Game Archaeology
« on: October 20, 2021, 07:48:02 PM »
The fun fair one is nice to see, among all the gruesome animations! ;)
Fun thread!

General Discussion / Re: Post some jokes here!
« on: October 20, 2021, 12:38:34 PM »
I just came across a joke in a textbook on Psycholinguistics that I'm not sure I'd read before!

The quack was selling a potion which he claimed would make men live to a great age. He claimed he himself was hale and hearty and over 300 years old. "Is he really as old as that?" asked a listener of the youthful assistant. "I can't say," said the assistant, "I've only worked with him 100 years."

Site Discussion / Re: Dark Theme is now available.
« on: October 20, 2021, 12:34:09 PM »
I see. This wasn't the first recent theme change, was it? Lemmings Forums started looking weird to me some months to a year ago.
Edit: Yes, you can change back to the old theme in the same place where you can select dark mode!

Help & Guides / Re: Game is asking for install disk in dosbox
« on: August 12, 2021, 04:02:59 PM »
I'm glad you're enjoying the games! :)

General Discussion / Re: Dreams
« on: May 31, 2021, 10:52:53 AM »
I was convinced it was aliens causing it at that point.

And then you woke up?

General Discussion / Re: A pointless post
« on: May 31, 2021, 10:51:42 AM »
Well, the topic as a whole certainly didn't stay pointless for long. :P

Live Event Scheduling / Re: minigolf
« on: April 17, 2021, 02:29:09 PM »
Doesn't sound too fun to me, to be honest. The best thing about mini golf to me is the feel of the impact between the putter and the ball, which you won't get when playing a video game. :P

Forum Games / Re: Family Feud 2021
« on: March 22, 2021, 02:26:53 PM »
Thanks for the permission, geoo. :)

My reactions:
Huh, I wasn't expecting Engine to do so well! I'm also surprised that anyone named some other than Jaws for question 7. :P What makes Daffodil pickable? Yes hahaha, I am so glad Dog did well! As I said in my pm: "To be honest, I think 'bone' and 'food bowl' might be more likely winners, but this is so good of an obvious answer that I do not want to risk not having picked it when it does win. :P" And for question 10: "It's hard not to go with 607, but I think that I am not enough of an icon here to have it be the first number that comes to people's minds. On my main forum I would be, I imagine." It's interesting that 1 beat 0. Wasn't expecting that on a forum with so many mathematically minded people. ;)
Lol, I love how I got the lowest score on every single one of the inverse scoring questions. xD

Forum Games / Re: Family Feud 2021
« on: March 13, 2021, 05:28:52 PM »
One is allowed to consult the web, right? Edit: I mean looking for for example a list of American presidents, not actually asking people on the web what their answer would be, or looking for another Family Feud game with the same question.

Lix Levels / Re: Chicago-Themed Terrain
« on: March 05, 2021, 12:52:58 PM »
Wow, I love it!! The trains are beautiful! :thumbsup: I like the buildings a lot, too. :)

Forum Games / Re: Family Feud 2021
« on: March 02, 2021, 04:27:30 PM »
Makes sense you get 0 here rather than -1 for skipping, but it didn't come to my mind at all, and I was surprised so many players opted for it even though it wasn't explicitly mentioned anywhere.
It actually was!
+0.0 if off by 2 or if you do not answer this question
I wrote a script for that back in the day, see here and here (I'm not sure there's a difference between the two, but I linked both just in case.)
Thanks, that's great! Can I adopt that for other forums if I'd like to, at some point?

Forum Games / Re: Family Feud 2021
« on: March 02, 2021, 12:08:10 PM »
1. Oh, nice! I'm glad that We All Fall Down was a good pick.
2. I am surprised to see that nobody else picked Pineapple! It certainly does seem to be the most talked about pizza topping. :P Did anyone else consider it? I'm sorry for Ichotolot, fallen to the subclass rule...
3. Excuse me? I think I don't understand this question. Ah, you were looking for brands?... I thought the available options were a superclass of dark, milk, white and caramel sea salt... so I wrote milk, as that seems to be the most commonly preferred one. I wonder if Icho did the same, then?
4. Well, I guess I haven't been following the community enough. :P To be honest, I did see a lot about Lemmings Redux on the Discord server recently.
5. Heh, glad to see my strategy of picking the most recently active forum game other than Family Feud paid off. The first forum game I thought of was Counting with Pictures, but it seemed dumb to pick that one, as it hasn't been played here ever, as far as I'm aware.
6. Heh, I don't know the Simpsons well, and I actually imagined Homer Simpson while typing Bart Simpson. I'm lucky that some people did go for him (unless they made the same mistake :P).
7. This one seemed obvious to me, as Apple is such a huge brand. No other smartphone brand compares. Apple might even be reasonably called the Nokia of smartphones... except that Nokias weren't overexpensive. ;P
8. Woah, I am surprised here! I wonder why you went for mouse. :laugh: I was going to say that, with how many people use laptops nowadays, removable mice might be used more often than removable keyboards, but on the other hand, some laptop users don't use a mouse at all... and considering that the keyboard is the most basic peripheral for pc's, I am quite surprised that nobody else went for it! Monitor also wasn't used at all... I guess people take keyboard and monitor for granted?... :P
9. Hey, I'm glad to see bread worked out. Wasn't sure it would!
10. Cockatiel?? What's that??

11. Nobody went for Earth. :laugh:
12. Unlike here, where people did go for the obvious ones. :P
13. Huh, wasn't expecting 'Tame' to do well!
14. Donald Trump and Barrack Obama aren't in. :laughing: I assumed that if I looked through a list of former presidents, I would be able to find one that was way more probable to not be picked by anyone else. I didn't want to use external tools, though. How do others feel about this?
15. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

16. Huh, everyone who went for it, didn't lose points to it!
17. Hey, my estimate was pretty good!

Cool to see so many people share their thoughts. :D
I'm glad to see an explanation for the parrot thing. :P I'm also glad to see that some other people did consider keyboard. ;)
Thinking of it now, pizza makes sense for 9 because of question 2. I guess it wasn't enough, though.

I'm not a fan of the inverse scoring question type myself, although it was funny to see the results. The recursive reverse psychology is fun a few times, but it seems to me that in the end it comes down to luck. I could use a couple less.
Hoping for another round soon!
I do have on my mental list of projects to work on writing something that lets me automatically write Family Feud results. I used to host Family Feud on another forum, but writing the results was a lot of work, and it seems like it could be automated fairly easily.

Non-Lemmings Gaming / Re: Speedrunning
« on: February 27, 2021, 12:44:31 PM »
I have half a feeling that I'd like to submit the Repton series to so that I can motivate myself to play them again, but without the factor of competing with others, I'm worried that it would feel like drudgery and I'd lose interest quite quickly.
Chances are that if you start a leaderboard at SRC, there will be other players submitting runs at some point.

One of the first games I tried to speedrun was the Any% categories of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2, but I never came back to them. In the first SMB game I think I got something around a 5:35 with a successful 4-2 wrong warp which made it more of a highlight for me. However, given how short this run is having to play the first level hundreds of times after a mistake was just annoying :P I might try doing a Warpless run in the future though. The SMB2 speedrun is one that I actually did stream once, but once again I just got tired of playing the same levels again and again and wanted to just take a break but I ended up never coming back to it after that stream.
Are you talking about the American or the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2?

Personally, I've been interested in speedrunning for a while, not sure since when. I do know I've watched GamesDoneQuick since SGDQ2014, so it's been at least six years. I used to think I wouldn't like it myself, though, because I like to play different games, and actually make progress in them. In speedrunning, you're playing the same game for a very long time, and once you're above a certain level it is hard to notice any improvement; in fact, over a half hour session there might not be any kind of progress at all. I did actually route three games: Dizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk for 16-bit systems, Ice Age for GBA, and Barbie Ocean Discovery for GBC. I enjoyed the routing aspect, and finding tricks and strategies, but I did not enjoy having to memorise lots of things and having to get consistent at tricks.
I've also noticed this when doing time trials in Mario Kart Super Circuit, a GBA game which I've played a lot: when I start playing a track that I haven't played since I was at the level I'm at now, I really enjoy finding out what shortcuts to use, where to drift, et cetera. I'm also improving my time at least once every 5 minutes. However, after 30-90 minutes, depending on the track (this might be divided across several sessions, that does not matter for my experience), I will be at a level where to improve my time I either need so much consistency that I'd have to grind for it, or I'd have to include shortcuts that are so difficult that I keep having to reset because of failing them. Then I quit, and I don't pick up the same track again.

Forum Games / Re: Family Feud 2021
« on: February 27, 2021, 11:18:21 AM »
This is a heads up that, as the pace of new entries has greatly slowed now, I will be wrapping this up and calculating the results in around 24 hours (give or take).
I hope I will be in time with my entry! (will make it in about 30 minutes) I will check the forum more often now that Family Feud is on again. :thumbsup:

General Discussion / Re: [POLL] Should we have a poll?
« on: January 31, 2021, 06:36:40 PM »
I actually used to include polls with almost all of the threads I created on my main forum. When I couldn't think of a poll related to the subject, I just made up an unrelated one. At some point I even started compiling the results from all the different polls in a spreadsheet. :P I stopped including polls at some point because I deemed them distracting from the intention I was creating the thread with.

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