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General Discussion / Re: General Comings and Goings
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:32:56 AM »
I'm sort of back, after having been extremely busy for a long time and then rebuilding my computer, although I'm still busy enough I haven't got around to getting back into level editing and stuff like I had been hoping to do a while back. Maybe in the next few months, if things keep going well, but at least I'm planning on checking in here now and again.

Non-Lemmings Gaming / Re: What video game(s) are you playing at the moment?
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:30:15 AM »
After taking a break due to being really busy and replaying Icewind Dale II during that, I've finally started playing Pillars of Eternity again -- I've still not finished it. Also playing GTR2 from time to time, and I ventured back into Unreal Tournament 2004 for the first time since I got a mouse (as opposed to a trackball). That didn't go as badly as I feared, but clearly I still need a bit more practice with the mouse to get to where I was!

Non-Lemmings Gaming / Re: Any forum about The Incredible Machine?
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:28:09 AM »
The Incredible Machine was a fun game, yeah! I never knew there was a TIM3; I played TIM and TIM2, though (although I believe I may have only ever had a demo of TIM2). I've thought off and on about trying to find and play them again, but so far haven't, so I haven't played them in sixteen years or so... which would've been before I knew about any forums at all. Contraption Maker sounds interesting.

Fan Corner / Re: A new lemmings art topic
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:14:19 AM »
We can Dream
Oooh, that could be great! You could use moves from Lemmings, Lemmings 2, Lomax... lots of possibilities here.

Indeed! That could be quite a bit of fun.

Forum Games / Re: Would you rather...?
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:11:22 AM »
Well, they're both slow and painful ways to die, but the Bronze Bull is more innovative. I'll take it. If I must be executed in such a fashion, it might as well leave as much of an impression as possible!

Would you rather not be able to access your computer for a month, or not be able to go out of doors for a month?

Sounds interesting!

I've been playing a lot of Pillars of Eternity lately, after having to avoid starting in on the game for months after I got it due to being too busy. It's been very good, so far, so I'm happy about that. It's basically a new game in the style of the old Infinity Engine RPGs made by Black Isle, although there are certainly differences. Definitely not recommended if you don't like RPGs, but if you do (and especially classic RPGs), so far I'd recommend it quite highly. I've not finished it yet, but it's been a long time since I've had this much fun with a new game.

Fan Corner / Re: A new lemmings art topic
« on: August 15, 2015, 02:31:12 AM »
That's pretty cool! :thumbsup:

Those are very nice!

Really like the last picture! (it's very detailed)

Thank you both!

General Discussion / Re: Cap, Sunglasses, or Sunscreen?
« on: August 15, 2015, 02:25:01 AM »
Sunglasses. My eyes are very sensitive to light, and so I get headaches from bright light easily, so sunglasses are something that I wear when out of doors the majority of the time -- winter included, especially since the reflected light from the snow makes everything very bright during that season.

Hats help with the sun as well, but they alone won't do it, so if I'm only picking one item it must be sunglasses. Sun screen is quite useful and a good idea to use, of course, but I don't sunburn very easily at all (despite having very pale skin), so it's less important than the other two. If I'm going to be spending a decently long time in the sun, however, I will typically wear all three.

Non-Lemmings Gaming / Re: Linux gaming
« on: May 12, 2015, 12:03:36 AM »
Presumably that at least implies that there are no major issues with AMD and Linux these days, so that's cool. People will always debate back and forth about which one is ultimately better, or works better with various things.

I expect, really, that either Intel or AMD would work just fine for CPUs; it's mostly that I (at least thus far) have found that Intel/Nvidia and AMD/AMD work better than the other way around, and I tend to build my PCs around their gaming capablity. After all, the rest of the things I do will work on just about any machine.

The distros I'm mainly considering right now are Ubuntu (or one of its flavours) and Manjaro. It seems that Ubuntu, and particularly Mint, probably have more native support for the kind of gaming I do, but Manjaro looks like it might be overall more versatile and easier to work in-depth with. The knowledge that Windows is apparently going with an updates-only model after Windows 10 has led me to decide that I am probably going to go forward with this when I rebuild my computer next (currently I'm still on Windows 7 and quite dislike Windows 8, and from what I've seen Windows 10 isn't going to improve the things I don't like about 8), some time in the fall. I'm hoping to build a test computer in between, but if I end up not having time, I may skip that step.

Non-Lemmings Gaming / Re: Linux gaming
« on: May 11, 2015, 03:22:09 AM »
Thanks for the advice! Yeah, I'm already fairly careful about updating drivers, but I'll certainly take that into account. I have used Linux before, but that was Slackware quite a few versions ago, so I expect that Ubuntu/Mint/any other distro I might consider for gaming will have some differences. I wasn't a particularly advanced user at that time, although I knew at least the basics.

I never use a controller -- grew up using only keyboard and mouse, and controllers feel clumsy and awkard to me -- so that won't be a problem.

PlayOnLinux sounds quite useful. I'll certainly keep that in mind. Any advice about wrangling Steam is always appreciated, since that's something I've a few concerns about, having had large troubles with Steam in the past (albeit on Windows and when Steam was relatively new). I figure there's no way reinstalling Linux can be as much of a pain as reinstalling Windows 95 from floppies, so I'm cool with that. :P Good to know, though.

I've heard that Nvidia cards have tended to work better with Linux than AMD cards in the past, but I'm having trouble figuring out whether or not that's still true. Do you know? I've been using AMD processors and video cards for the last few years, and would rather continue that if it's reasonable to do so (partly 'cause they're less expensive, I admit, and partly because my last two computers have been the most stable I've yet managed), but I'm not against switching back to Intel and Nvidia if that's the way to go.

Ten years? Wow. Yeah, that does make me feel kind of old. I still keep thinking of it as a fairly recent thing. This may be partially because I've always preferred reading text to watching/listening to videos, so I never have made much use of YouTube.

Non-Lemmings Gaming / Linux gaming
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:49:47 PM »
I've never really been overfond of Windows, and I've become progressively less fond of the latest couple of iterations of both it and OSX to the point that I would prefer to avoid using either in the future if they both continue down the same developmental track they seem to be on, so I have lately been returning to my old goal of managing to make a Linux gaming computer. In the past, the thing that always held me back was that not enough games would run on it (and more specifically, not the ones that I wanted to), but it looks like it's more common now for games to come out with a Linux version -- at least, for Ubuntu -- and also that most things can be run with Wine these days. I've heard that Steam works reasonably well for some Linux distributions as well, which should help.

I'm planning on putting together an experimental PC soon in order to test my theory that the time may be right, but I'm wondering whether anybody here uses a Linux machine as a gaming computer, and what issues you may have run into if you do. Or advice you might have, games you have or haven't much luck running, all that sort of thing.

General Discussion / Re: Top 10 Google Translate Fails
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:42:47 PM »
Some of those are pretty funny. I haven't tried it with Google Translate, but at least with Babelfish, it's often a good laugh to translate something into one language (preferably one you also know, if possible) and then back into the original language and see what it did with it. Or run it through a whole bunch of different languages, give up on being able to understand it at more than one or two steps of the way, and marvel at how little it resembles the original text.

General Discussion / Re: General Comings and Goings
« on: March 20, 2015, 11:40:34 PM »
Wow, and I thought I was a late LemEdit holdout! :P I moved on around the time of making Lemmings Plus III's bonus pack (or Lemmings Plus III, if you count "a self-made NeoLemmix-friendly Windows remake of LemEdit" as moving on).

Heh, yeah, it has apparently been out of date for some time now. Last time I was particularly active around the forums (and level design in particular), LemEdit was still going strong and Cheapo had just come onto the scene, so I've got a lot of catching up to do. I kept using LemEdit even when I was mostly away from the forums, so that's what I've still got. Moving on should be interesting!

:lix-laugh: Look what i got  :D


General Discussion / Re: General Comings and Goings
« on: March 18, 2015, 07:16:58 PM »
Thanks! :) It's good to be back. Things got extremely busy for me in the last few months, and I wound up more or less disappearing from the face of the internet. Too much theatre all at once, had to buy a new car, there were some family issues, and a bunch of other stuff. All of that seems to have finally levelled off at this point, and I'm hoping over the summer I can finally get into finishing up all those half-started Lemmings levels I have sitting around -- but who knows. At least I have time to play games and browse forums again, and that's something!

It seems like there are a lot more level design programs and Lemmings-related projects in general going than last time I had time to investigate all that, so I intend to be taking a look around there. I'm still running Lemmings under DOSBox, since I've got so many other DOS games to emulate as well, but it may be time to finally move on from LemEdit. :D

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