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GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:19:43 pm »
I've decided to do something new with myself for this year on the forums and that's a "Blog and Review" thread.
where I do the following....
-Talk about life
-Talk about experiences
-Review games
-Review movies
-Rant
-Point out my problems using programs

Now I might write most of these in google docs or text files but yeah it should be something worth a read.

The first thing I'll need to put together is
"Why I Don't Like Lix's Level editor"
and I'm gonna need a lot of time for that one because I wanna get all my points across.

but yeah enjoy

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:08:27 pm »
Really looking forward to this. The editor's UI design is 11 years old and hasn't changed much. It's bound to suck in a couple places.

Make several smaller rants if the entire thing is too daunting to write.

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 08:53:06 pm »
I'll take that into consideration. ;)

In other news the commentary group im part of, just launched
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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 07:22:49 am »
Now that Neolemmix new format is Finally Stable, I devised a checklist of things to do before migrating

-Release Post-Holiday GigaLems 2017
-Redesign Purple and Desert for Lemmings Discovery (which I'll move to the new format for developement on Vol.1)
-Make the Labyrinth Tileset using the stuff flopsy gave me
-Finish Launch base conversion
-Finish Wafflem's unfinished freedom planet levels and send them to Nessy for porting to the new format

Anything finished will be marked with Green
Anything Cancelled in marked with Red

as for other things, I know once finished with "Post-Holiday GigaLems 2017" (which I didn't) I'll begin work on my little (or not) Rant on lix so aside from that, Cheers!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 06:53:30 am by GigaLem »

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 09:04:50 am »
Nice GigaLem, you've always been a good ranter.

This reminds me of "You Know What Really Grinds My Gears" from Family Guy :P

Looking forward to seeing the Labyrinth Zone Tileset as well :)
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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 08:36:36 am »
:birthday:
Well I am now 21, Progress may be slow because I'll be away. but I'll get to enjoy myself :thumbsup:

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 08:14:26 am »
A friend of mine commissioned a talented artist Who loves the new sonic IDW character right now
for a character I RP as, Feels nice having a new profile picture
have a anthropomorphic puppy (big image BTW)

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 05:55:32 am »
Just checking in, Updated my checklist ;)

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 12:31:48 am »
https://twitter.com/GigaLemEX/status/973355265117442048
Since I can't embed tweets here, click the link. Anyway all systems are go!

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 05:34:48 am »
I think It'd better to talk about the editor in another thread if im honest.

Also I think I know what my next rant should be "Splatoon 2's Single Player"
« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 05:38:53 am by Simon »

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 07:34:44 am »
Since I have OBS, and that I can record with it Test footage right here
I'm gonna be recording some playthroughs for the commentary group "Melting Pot Comms"
My priority is Megaman 1-6 but I do want to cover Shovel Knight as well. I have no access to editing software at the moment so I'll have someone be editing the stuff for me.
I'm gonna try recording Megaman within the next week or two.

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 02:07:18 am »
I have no access to editing software at the moment so I'll have someone be editing the stuff for me.

As was discussed in another topic, you can get Vegas Edit Pro 14 very cheap ($20 USD, and you get a whole bunch of other programs too) via Humble Bundle at the moment. I've bought it but haven't tried it out yet; it's still available for a few more days.

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 09:43:10 pm »
If I go from semi-absent to Mostly Absent for a bit. that's because a friend of mine has received some grim news.
His mother is going to pass away due to her cancer. If you have any condolences to sent I'll pass them on to him. This came as a shock to me because I've been there before.

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 10:06:11 pm »
GigaLem please tell him I am so sorry for what is happening and send him my condolences :( :(

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2018, 11:36:55 pm »
If I go from semi-absent to Mostly Absent for a bit. that's because a friend of mine has received some grim news.
His mother is going to pass away due to her cancer. If you have any condolences to sent I'll pass them on to him. This came as a shock to me because I've been there before.
:'(
It seems your having a very bad year. Very sorry to hear these things; death is not an easy thing to deal with. Just remember: it's perfectly okay to feel bad and to cry. Sometimes, we even tend to think or do things that seem very bizarre or rude or bad when grieving. We understand. It will pass, as long we face it and don't try to suppress these things.
We can best honor the memory our loved ones by doing the things they would be proud of, and never forgetting them or the impact they had.
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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018, 11:53:43 pm »
Motivation has been like a rollar coaster lately so I'm gonna take a little break from level designing.
I'll try to do other things that catch my interest like recording and clearing my backlog and what not.
However you still free to check in on me when It comes to my projects. I still know that Nessy is still converting my Millas levels. and I'm still awaiting levels.

until then I want to get whatever out of the way. Like E3 and such.

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2018, 04:18:29 am »
Ladies and gentlemen, my first commentary is now up

Mega Man 1 Part 1: Ruby Spears Shenanegans

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2018, 04:39:25 am »
I decided to make a tweet about my milla project again, I'll want to make more, if you want to very all the tweets the involve the project just click the hashtag #FPXLemmings
https://twitter.com/GigaLemEX/status/1010378870653050880

Why I didn't post this in the Millas thread because I didn't want to make the third post about it outdated immediately -shrugs-

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2018, 12:50:19 am »
One of the game im gonna be recording for Melting pot will be lemmings, and to top things off, I got the amiga emulator working.
skills count down now :)

At some point I'll get all the raws recorded.

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2018, 09:48:17 pm »
Quakenet Webchat doesn't want to let me in, I can't seem to connect to IRC at all.
I checked everything too

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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2018, 09:57:23 pm »
Quakenet Webchat doesn't want to let me in, I can't seem to connect to IRC at all.
I checked everything too

Try access through a dedicated IRC program. Webchat can be buggy sometimes.

I've made good experiences with Nettalk and Hexchat for example. :)

Just connect to Quakenet in the program and add

$join #neolemmix
$join #lix
/join #neolemmix
/join #lix

to the commands --> then the program should autoconnect to the channels on start. At least it works for me. ;P

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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2018, 10:03:36 pm »
Would Try Hexchat, I literally no money to access it. also despite that the homepage says its online this is what im greeted to.


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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2018, 10:06:50 pm »
Would Try Hexchat, I literally no money to access it. also despite that the homepage says its online this is what im greeted to.

Both programs are free with no costs.

Try nettalk maybe: http://www.ntalk.de/Nettalk/en/

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2018, 10:14:51 pm »
I got nettalk but I'm having trouble figuring things out

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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2018, 10:25:30 pm »
Problem solved :thumbsup:

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 03:42:40 am »
Want to hear me rant about Megaman 2?
well now you can!

(G) Mega Man 2 Part 1: Of pissed off fans and broken blades

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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2018, 05:27:52 am »
I should really do more rants in the future either way. I have a fursona, and I got a PFP to go with it

This is the smash ultimate style that a friend of mine has done

Art was done by Dimpsy
his twitter if you're interested

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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2018, 03:26:51 am »
I've began a video series of my Soundtrack replacement for Freedom Planet
Simply called "Bemani Planet" where songs are from Bemani artist's and games

first video is right here
A Geisha's Dragon Valley

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Re: GigaLem's Blog and Reviews Thread.
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2019, 12:09:43 am »
Welp, time to revive this thread! With what?
I got an awnser

A blind run of Grapple Force Rena
First Video

I'll be uploading these periodically, I might focus on this after I finish my next SRB2 Wad. So if you enjoy studdering and my cringy voice. Give it a watch

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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2019, 01:52:19 am »
Enjoyed the video. Looking forward to more :thumbsup:

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« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2019, 11:01:20 pm »
Now with Grapple Force Rena complete, I'll be doing a few things before getting to the extra parts or Let's Play #2

First, I'll need to give a state of the pack 2019 for Millas. In which I will go over what I was able to accomplish, what didn't work out, what didn't work out, what I want to improve and what want to do for 2019.

Second, I'll be working on restoring the missing Master System sets from L++ to their former glory. Marble is already finished, Fire is in progress.

Third, I'll need to finish uploading Bemani Planet with the exclusive stages and cutscenes. Well ones with exclusive themes.

Forth,I need to decide what my next Let's Play will be and I'm currently stumpted on which.

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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2019, 11:14:42 pm »
Forth,I need to decide what my next Let's Play will be and I'm currently stumpted on which.

What are you choosing between? You could put up a poll to let us decide 8-)

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« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2019, 01:27:35 am »
Forth,I need to decide what my next Let's Play will be and I'm currently stumpted on which.

What are you choosing between? You could put up a poll to let us decide 8-)

https://www.strawpoll.me/17265163
Thanks for the suggestion Proxima

Here are each of the choices

Choice #1 - This is a breakout clone by reflexive entertainment (now defunct) this does have all the bells and whistles and then some. Power ups, different worlds, and new shapes for blocks. Overall a fun game that spanned 3 1/2 entries.


Choice #2 - A tower defense classic, this game saw many ports (Including Nintendo DS) and a sequel that really needs a PC release IMHO.


Choice #3 - If you remember Marble Blaster or Marble Blast Gold and other entries, this game is essentially a spiritual successor. The initial play through will be short for this. But I will want to revisit this one for any extra stuff from time to time.


Choice #4 - Insaniquarium Deluxe is a game where you take care of your fish, raise money to buy a new egg, all the while stopping the occasional monster from eating all of your fish. I will ask how to handle this lets play if this wins the popular vote. Like how many stages per part.

Now for the honorable mentions
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I'll decide once my master system sets or Bemani Planet stuff is finished.

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« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2019, 10:29:20 pm »
Video
State of the Channel update, basically telling what's to come in the future

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« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2019, 09:25:50 pm »
Time to begin another Let's Play

This will just be the adventure mode for now for here you go
Part 1:Bloom and Doom

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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2019, 03:08:02 am »
Plants vs Zombies Finale
Now with this lets play done, not only must i prepare for another LP but I do have some other things to do

First, Continue work on the Lemmings Plus III redesigns

Second, plan out Let's Play #3 (already decided)

Third, resume work on Millas

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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2019, 12:50:37 am »
Needless to say, CTR has kept me quite busy....among other things. But saving that for a state of the channel kind of deal.
But today according to the clock on the Lemmings forum, is the tenth anniversary of my registration on the forums


And god was I an idiot ten years ago, then again considering I was a child essentially back then I was bound to mature the hard way and I'm glad I've evolved since then.
I wanted to begin recording Shovel knight today but got pulled away again. But hopefully I can get to work on other stuff soon. I couldn't think of a level for this in time for this occasion. I wouldn't how to design one to celebrate my time on the forum. I don't have the words to explain evolving level design over time. You'd just need to see what works and tweak it from there I guess.

I'm still stuck on what to LP after Shovel Knight, Plants Vs Zombies will resume in the fall because I still got Lemmings and SRB2Kart stuff to work on. For LP#4 I might leave it up to vote again however, no poll for LP#4 until Shovel Knight is finished

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« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2019, 11:07:20 pm »

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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2019, 09:10:10 pm »

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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2019, 12:57:50 am »
The finale to Shovel Knight just went up.

Now I can focus on resuming Plants vs Zombies

Lately I've been trying to update to 12.6 and so far its going steadily. not ready yet but I will be soon ;)

Also While doing a poll I'll be doing a special kind of State of the channel, one where I practice a level for commentary I need to edit the raws for, While playing Crash Bandicoot with Stormy Ascent modded back in, I'll be going over my choices for LP#4. Now I haven't decided all the games for LP#4's poll but All will be revealed when the video goes up.

I'll try beginning production on PvZ's bonus content around September.

With that said I hope you've enjoyed Shovel Knight:Shovel of hope, right now I don't know when I'll be doing Specter of Torment, but regardless It was a fun LP. Until then, see ya for the next one.


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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2019, 11:10:41 pm »
Plants vs Zombies is back!

Part 11:Shopping Spree

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I've been a bit silent
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2019, 04:59:26 am »
I need to get this off my chest, I decided not to post this in the Millas topic because I don't want people to think that the project is cancelled. It's not but I'm going through a rough patch atm and the discussions in the forums are not helping one bit.

I've been a bit silent on this forum probably a while and while I have spoke in the LF discord. I haven't been able to bring myself to talk in the forums with any of the topics because I feel too afraid to. I haven't been as vocal as I want to be with Millas is because I've been very unmovitaded. I dislike having to worry about quite bunch of change so soon even if its experimental its still a daunting task. I do have someone whose willing to help me out. but I have to bring myself to work on the migrating, and migrating from version to version is already an exhausting task and I don't want making stuff for neolemmix to feel like work. I hate all these discussion threads because it makes me think that I have to jump a thousand hurdles in a row and I can't slack off about it. It's almost bringing me to tears. The past week hasn't been fun for me. I feel like I haven't gotten anything done and no matter how much I want to touch neolemmix I worry about touching it too soon. and on top of wanting to do the holiday project I worry about getting ridiculed and because of how my mind works I don't take that as well as one would hope. It could be me second guessing myself but I get nervous about feedback and such because I'm worry it'll come out as a nasty bite with no way of teaching me to improve and it puts me into a indecisive hell. I've never felt like this until now but I'm literally lost. I know I have things to do but, I don't like doing them if I feel pressured about it. I hate working under pressure. And every new update makes me feel pressured. I feel like I leave my guard down too much and I feel under prepared or someone is gonna yell at me for it. I don't know what decision to make now because how unmotivated and afraid I feel. :'(

If anything is gonna get done soon, I'm probably gonna be more silent this month trying to migrate yet again if the next version were to go by, I worry November is gonna be hell.

If there's some good news, I have each of the Raws ready for the QnA video I'll be doing soon and I finally be able to accept Ko-fi payments here

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« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2019, 02:46:02 pm »
Hi Gigalem

Real life can be stressful at the best of times don't want the lemmings part to be stressful as well. It can feel a bit stressful the updates but maybe its the whole thing of moving forward very quick, I feel life is like that in general, think how fast windows 10 came out. The new technology and the speed things go at in relation to keeping on top of things. Try to take a relax approach to the whole thing, try to treat it as fun instead of a chore. I hear you make a lot of good content, I think we can make the greatest content when we are having fun doing it, yes I admit a lot of work does get put into things and we do have to have the motivation to go for things.

If you feel you need a break I know you might hear people say that a lot but it can be one of the best things we do as we take that break we get re-motivated and great things can come from that. Overloading ourselves is not the answer, what I mean is setting ourselves very unrealistic goals not only does it cause us massive stress but its not very good for our mental health.

I have a mental health condition myself and I notice I tend to do a lot better when less stress is applied to the project. Sometimes the job we have usually means we might have to work a lot of hours and I don't think we humans are designed for long hours.  I feel you have set yourself a lot of different goals but now this is not necessary a bad thing I must stress that point, I usually have a lot of ideas myself in things I want to do in life, I'm currently writing a story script about mental illness hoping to get it noticed in someway or another in the future.

We are living in a time where technology is moving very fast, It didn't feel like that a long time ago but it sure does now.

Buy Gigalem a coffee I like that. :) :)  Good on you Gigalem.

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« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2019, 10:42:39 pm »
It's been a while, now let us begin another let's play


Part 1:Crash Landing