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varinyc last won the day on November 20 2016

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  1. When you tab or attack an enemy, then a UI box pops up. It never goes away it seems, no matter if you die or roam far away. I haven't found a way to close it out either, so it just stays there till the creature dies. Can it gain a close button and/or a proximity feature?
  2. Same goes for NPC level too. They have one with their name, and one in white that always says Lv. 1
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    [Request] Custom Tileset

    Bump - Apparently someone posted to this thread, but deleted their post or something, but also it went straight to my spam folder. Just want to say my savings for this project is now 4 digits left of the decimal. Soooo "willing to negotiate" was more me saying I want this done, not I want it at a cheaper price. The "if it's not too pricey or working in bulk" is simply my ignorance on what prices for gigantic projects normally cost. Say a 32x32 pixel box is 50 bucks, how many flipping boxes is in a city? Is it 5k for a tileset? is it a flat 800? Who knows! Noone has this data listed...
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    Can you do parallax?

    Parallax is pretty much using layers of 2d images, and a whole bunch of math, to form depth (or working on 3 dimensions) into a map. It's how you see things differently from different angles. Parallax isn't impossible, but you'd be working with a lot of 3d voodoo and camera angles. So no, I don't think parallax is available in Intersect because they don't use a rotating camera. But "can" it be done? Absolutely. **Correct me if I'm wrong on something, I actually was just researching into this, for a hexagon grid map idea I've been working on. My brain is all fuzzy with perlin noise now.
  5. Yes! Towards the original question, I definitely believe we should be exploring video game and its *sets as all completely real literary devices. Those ideas are capable of the next step of immersion in storytelling (even of the textual variety) by finally increasing its scope into perceiving a fuller 3 dimensions, paired with its value to offer SUBSTANTIAL choice (as opposed to movie scripts, sometimes spawning from 'page-based' media). Here is an idea that I worked up on towards two facets of an Augmented Library, used as an example for this YES: Developed over an analytics machine that converts player "history" (in the science/math context of software versioning), but also literally in the sense that players could/would build independent stories (of a videogame that takes the form of a "'season") that are chronicled through a fan-based writers guild. The second facet would be the construction of a "gate" and tandem API used as a permission system to tailor towards electronic books, and user accounts, to literally "spawn" an augmented gate in physical space, bound by user account credentials exposed to the API and any external interface for said operation. So an empty room can be tailored through 3D space to interface with an Augmented Library medium, not just the player epics, but also any other ebook library (initially by the play store with android). *I want to keep libraries and the feel of actually BEING in one alive, I'm heavily interested in a major umbrella of gamification (not just our current view of 'video games'). Now for the metaphorical beauty of it all is the realization that if you transpose player's game history (or their metaphorical adventure) and reprint it as a literary story, you can use that as a seed to define what the next adventure would look like, through a "flow" of an evolving video game. Capable only because the dimensional immersion has increased and our brains have played with it like candy in exponential measures. The internal mechanics and ways of communication that would form on a tool-chain to produce this environment would be scaled towards economic growth. Exposing (previously) explicitly-virtual constructs in a semi-tangible form will increase visibility to the concentrations of knowledge necessary to power the machine. In this new Umbrella CS and CE would pretty much have an interface with an API that would create little plugin spots for every perceivable shard of reality, in measurable steps labeled by relevancy. World-building, game construct evaluation, and any implement of something that needs immersion, could be given it's own professional level of understanding. If the total system got that big, I have a feeling it might. In this Library/Game instance, those 'plugins' would make the more classical creative outlets scale into the digital counterparts through a gamified educational matrix. Sound composition, visual art productions, more physical mediums like sculpting or modeling, architectural design would also become an available augmentation. Observable sciences like astronomy, physics, chemistry, mechanics, can all be appreciated when adding more semi-tangible and more immersive visual representation. Which can all be gamified structures used in telling stories through video-games, it's brain candy by adding realism to your perceptions while offering a broader range of immersion. All this scope is just stimulating our visual senses, but I believe it can also be used to create newer literature capable of containing more filling experiences, through it's relevancy towards it's fast growing medium of Video Games. TL;DR: Read the underlined, it's there for point concentration and to anti-alias the blocks of text in meaningful proportions. On the other hand, in regards to what you listed as being possible curriculum, no. Those ideas (structured as-is) probably won't be reasonable within a University, but some other form of school (for profit, too young, not ideal, and a bad but not failed first step) most likely. I've been in an example of that myself, and it's expensive but worth it in at least this one instance. I see this niche education positively enough to envision a future where it grows bigger and better. Right now it's barely applicable.
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    [Request] Custom Tileset

    Bump - Revangale went MIA. I couldn't even keep in contact long enough to talk things out nor make any sort of payment :/
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    [Request] Custom Tileset

    :/ This is paid work. Who wants paid work? Anyone? @PixelFox Who else is an artist here?
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    [Request] Custom Tileset

    I'm looking to have a tile set made. I like spriting but I don't have a whole lot of free time, plus I'm kind of bad at it. Was hoping to do a dark-tech themed universe. So Half (ish) Neon Cyberpunk kinda sci-fi (so like Metroid Prime meets Star Citizen), with hints of life kinda like the feel from Ori and the Blind Forest. Was hoping for whatever the artist would consider as a "standard set": Shops, homes, tech buildings (energy harvesters, watermill, windmills, server scrapers) , ruins Roads, paths, new sets of flora types that fit a "dark and poisonous, but really pretty" mindset several types of natural water/animation (waterfall, springs, tainted, electrified) The whole shabang, with auto-tiles in mind. Willing to talk out further specifics, in general I was thinking of starting with whatever I can fit on 1 tileset. 2 if it's not too pricey or maybe more If I can work in bulk. So willing to negotiate on prices. I know what I have in my head, I'm just not sure how to communicate it out, any questions appreciated so I can also refine my inquiry. REFERENCES: http://colorpalettes.net/color-palette-1661/ <--- I chose this palette out to kinda give a feel to what I'm talking about. http://store.steampowered.com/app/387290/Ori_and_the_Blind_Forest_Definitive_Edition/ <--- Ori Feel https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ <--- Star Citizen Feel If you're down for a bit of synesthesia <--- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLmK6qOLXps
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    Donation Changes and New Perks!

    I don't need to see JC's face, I get to see the most retarded face on the news every day foe freeeee. They call him Mr. President.
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    Donation Changes and New Perks!

    I am sad to see that no monetary perks include any kind of streaming I like to donate when I can regardless, but It'd be cool if there was anything feeding into more visual communication. Or some cooler more responsive notifier on when people are streaming, other than just the side bar.
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    Help with Linux Server installation

    My next step into resolving this issue is to compile my own LiveCD with the very specific driver changes built into the ISO, so when it installs maybe I can have instant access to LAN and correctly set up everything else. Currently I need: build-essentials (a bundle of essentials including `make`) r8168 LAN drivers MATE de
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    Help with Linux Server installation

    Because i will be compiling my own kernels and building my own flavor of Linux here soon. Many reasons actually. Booting to live USB doesn't solve the out of box problem. I just switched back to desktop, seems to work fine that way anywho.
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    Help with Linux Server installation

    I have posted over there but I asked here in hopes that I wouldn't have to go to a place like that It also is slowly proving itself over time I wait Idling while I can hear my email blast off alerts of people commenting on my question But woe is me all Nine Thousand of them are grammar warriors raiding my rectal alphabet It doesn't feel good and because I only followed your advice I have carefully removed all sorts of visual candy from my speech they suck and you suck I will just continue to answer my own questions super really sad panda under a super really dark and murky rain cloud hybrid service provider But yes, hopefully after my grammatical ass stops hurting they might be able to help me. So thanks. I can update the information here after I receive a response from them and know more myself.