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41  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [360 & Wii] Games for Sale on: February 12, 2010, 09:59:36 PM
YGPM.
42  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Blu-Ray Movies and XBOX 360 Games For Sale **BIGGER DISCOUNT NOW** on: May 11, 2009, 04:33:11 AM
YGPM
43  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: December 16, 2008, 06:07:36 PM
+1 to El-Producto for PSP Phat loot.
44  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PSP Phat Modded FS ** PRICE DROP ** on: December 02, 2008, 03:27:01 PM
YGPM
45  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: MacBook Pro 15" matte 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, AppleCare 'til July 2010 on: November 11, 2008, 08:07:55 AM
YGPM.  I'm assuming this has Leopard on it?
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dudes, this is the gayest person on FaceBook. on: July 27, 2008, 12:38:53 AM
Brilliant.  icon_lol
47  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Easy games for large groups on: July 07, 2008, 09:31:27 PM
My favorite party game is Time's Up.  One part charades, one part Password, and one part silliness.  Tons of fun.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Homebrew. What are the must haves? on: June 19, 2008, 07:40:58 PM
On that note, I've been thinking about getting a PSP as well for the handful of strategy games I want to play, and I'd be really interested in the emulation scene.  How are the emulators in general?
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help us help you- Come take our survey!!!!! on: June 18, 2008, 04:03:09 PM
Just took it.  The one about rating what influences your buying decision needs more explanation.  I assumed it was rating from 1 to N where N is the number of choices, but the instructions are very vague.
50  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: The Witcher on: June 12, 2008, 09:01:39 PM
Anyone have this sitting around, gathering dust?
51  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: June 12, 2008, 08:59:23 PM
+1 to Laner for a speedy and well packed shipment.
52  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Discount Boardgames? on: June 01, 2008, 01:51:13 AM
Another great store is Boards & Bits.  Great prices, some rare/OOP games and they're located in the Pacific NW, so the shipping is especially fast to the West coast.  They do half shipping costs over $100, and their shipping costs are great.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of changing vehicles (Updated: help with next steps!) on: May 27, 2008, 07:19:50 PM
I've owned a Prius since Oct. 2003.  To address your questions:

4 1/2 years later, I've had no issues with the batteries.  As stated earlier, the warranty on them is 8 years/100k miles.

I drive the Prius pretty hard on the highway.  Usually around 75-80 MPH.  Doing this you won't get the as advertised MPG, but I still get around 46-48 when it's all said and done.  Where it really shines is in town traffic.  There is definitely a learning curve to getting the most out of it, but there is a digital screen that shows you what's going on, so it's somewhat like a game Tongue.

Buying the Prius has certainly been worth it for us.

I'll try and answer any other questions you may have.
54  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: May 19, 2008, 10:02:55 PM
+1 to Vinda-Lou for an excellent transaction.
55  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Dvd sale on: May 08, 2008, 09:33:03 PM
YGPM re: Freaks and Geeks.
56  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: What's the easiest to program a game? on: March 28, 2008, 10:07:27 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 28, 2008, 09:08:00 PM

Quote from: Ænima on March 28, 2008, 08:36:37 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 28, 2008, 08:29:12 PM

I really don't have the discipline anymore to sit down with a tech book and just dig in.

If this is the case, do not try to code a game from the ground up.  Even coding Ultima I is a daunting task if you aren't technically proficient.  I'd either use some kind of RPG toolkit or find an easily modable game and give it a try.  That will let you focus on content, which seems to be what interests you.

It's not so much the sitting there and working, it's more the having to learn something on my own (like a programming language).  For the most part, most of what I know now about computers, servers, networking, etc has been from self study and on the job.  However, I'm kind of tired of that route now, I just can't sit down and consume the knowledge of a text book like I would ten to fifteen years ago.

I can program and do scripting, but I'm not all that great at it.  Also, if I do it for too long, it starts to give me a headache.  It's mostly because I'm not all that great at it, I can't just rattle off the way of doing it.  Every solution involves digging around for proper syntaxt and reinventing the wheel.  If I knew the languages better, it would be easier, that's why maybe doing it over time through coursework would be a better way for me.

I wouldn't mind a pre-packaged gaming system, but I haven't seen any for a while which were any good.  The last good one I played with was, I think, on the Amiga  icon_smile

I hear what you're saying, but game programming is constantly learning things on your own that you probably have never encountered in other programming fields.  Not all of those things have to be interesting to you (I'm not a big fan of graphics coding, personally) but the majority of them should be, or you'll quit before you've even gotten off the ground.  You can't just go pick up a semester or two of C++ and have the knowledge to code a game.  They won't teach you about graphics, sound, AI, GUIs, etc.  Not to mention, you'll probably want to build content creation tools in a completely different language (I use C# for instance).  For every hundred hobby games that is started, I would doubt that even one gets finished.  It takes dedication and, more importantly, passion to finish a game.

That being said, just a quick google search found me this site which lists a bunch of different Ultima games being developed in different ways; from the Lazerus (Dungeon Siege mod) project to remakes using more primitive engines, I think you should be able to get started here.  The one that looks the most interesting to me on a basic level is the one that appears to be inspired by the Adventure Construction Set.

I'm not trying to discourage you, just trying to point you in the direction that will give you the most success.  Good luck!
57  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: What's the easiest to program a game? on: March 28, 2008, 08:36:37 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 28, 2008, 08:29:12 PM

I really don't have the discipline anymore to sit down with a tech book and just dig in.

If this is the case, do not try to code a game from the ground up.  Even coding Ultima I is a daunting task if you aren't technically proficient.  I'd either use some kind of RPG toolkit or find an easily modable game and give it a try.  That will let you focus on content, which seems to be what interests you.
58  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 1/08) on: March 15, 2008, 06:31:57 PM
+1 to jblank for a quick and well packed package.
59  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: A few games and movies for sale on: March 05, 2008, 05:52:24 PM

Quote from: jblank on March 05, 2008, 04:49:25 PM

Nobody? Nobody at all?   icon_frown

Oh well, ebay here I come.

Hey man, give us at least 24 hours to respond smile.  YGPM.
60  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Board Games FS on: February 14, 2008, 07:52:24 PM
Mr. Jack is the current game of choice for my wife and I.  Plays quickly and has a nice back and forth without being vicious.  Highly recommended!
61  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: War of the Ring on: January 08, 2008, 10:32:57 PM
Fantasy Flight is supposedly coming out with a Collector's Edition in August.  Until then, you're stuck with paying OOP prices.
62  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 9/07) on: January 02, 2008, 04:59:15 PM
+1 to Mirage775 for sending me his Xbox 360 ultra fast in time for Xmas cheer!
63  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Xbox 360 Premium HDMI with extras and games $425 shipped on: December 16, 2007, 08:17:26 PM
I'd be interested in the Xbox, but I really don't have any interest in those games.  I just want it to play Rock Band and Mass Effect Tongue.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Coverage; Do the US Networks Issue Blackouts? on: August 16, 2007, 11:10:17 PM
I believe the way it works down here, is that if a home game isn't sold out, the local networks will black out the game.  I know it's the case with the Raiders, but I can't remember it happening with the Niners (maybe they sell out all their games?).  I would guess that anything blacked out in Seattle would also be blacked out in Spokane, but that's just a guess.
65  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 6/07) on: July 23, 2007, 05:53:08 PM
+1 to ROTC1983 for Etrian Odyssey.
66  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Nintendo DS Bundle for sale on: July 06, 2007, 08:57:45 PM
I'd be interested in buying Etrian Oddysey and Hotel Dusk, but have no need for the DS.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What size t-shirt do you wear? on: June 22, 2007, 07:57:54 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on June 22, 2007, 07:53:54 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on June 22, 2007, 08:16:33 AM

I usually wear a large even if it's a little big.  Mediums usually end up being too tight or short.

Yah, I'm not a big guy but medium is definitely 70s tight. You gotta be small to wear a medium. Do they even make smalls for adults?

I know there are precious few on this board, but in the real world, there are these things called women.
68  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for decent AGP card on: June 18, 2007, 09:05:41 PM
I have a 9800XT sitting here gathering dust...
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What is your current favorite music? on: April 30, 2007, 11:34:00 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 30, 2007, 10:16:57 PM

I'm still on an Opeth kick and listen to Ghost Reveries at least once a day.

Ditto.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite band time! on: April 18, 2007, 05:11:50 AM
1   TOOL
2   Radiohead
3   Faith No More
4   Pink Floyd
5   Alice in Chains
6   Opeth
7   Nine Inch Nails
8   Soundgarden
9   Metallica (Pre-Load)
10   Smashing Pumpkins

Honorable Mention: Rage Against the Machine, Muse, King Crimson, Massive Attack, and the Deftones.
71  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [Modded] Xbox For Sale on: March 13, 2007, 05:47:51 PM
YGPM.
72  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: DVD Blowout! on: February 15, 2007, 07:27:22 AM
YGPM.
73  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/T: Gamecube for board games? on: January 29, 2007, 11:05:32 PM
Cross posted at OO as this is a fairly odd trade request.

My videogaming habit has almost completely been replaced by board gaming, and since there is a fairly decent board gaming community here, I thought I'd check if there was anyone who was interested.

I have a Gamecube that I'm not using at all. It's the Indigo one and it's in very good condition. It comes with one wired controller. I also have a Monster A/V cable with S-Video. To sweeten the deal I can also throw in the GBA Player attachment, and a couple misc games.

What I have is listed in the link in my sig, and just because something isn't on my Want List doesn't mean I wouldn't mind it... I'll also take cash offers if you're so inclined.

Thanks for looking!
74  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Stuff for sale, games and movies on: January 29, 2007, 03:11:27 AM
YGPM
75  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Trading FF3 for other DS game on: January 09, 2007, 07:13:11 AM
YGPM
76  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: WTS BFG 7900GT OC on: December 07, 2006, 11:42:31 PM
What are you looking for tradewise?
77  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Is Lord Ebonstone banned? on: December 07, 2006, 06:52:45 PM
If I was a betting man, I'd put my money on this exchange:

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 27, 2006, 08:04:32 PM

Quote from: Gwar21 on November 26, 2006, 08:49:16 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 25, 2006, 11:53:27 PM

As evidenced by the last two presidential elections (or XBox Live), the majority of Americans* are ignorant, racist, jingoistic, homophobic fuckwits.

With your having called several times in the past for civil war and genocide against all conservative Christians, I'd say you're really not qualified to be passing judgement on your fellow Americans.
Considering being a conservative Christian makes you an ignorant, racist, jingoistic, homophobic fuckwit by default, I don't really think you have a point.
78  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for an older-ish video card on: October 28, 2006, 06:30:22 PM
YGPM
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Soju headache on: August 17, 2006, 06:21:58 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on August 17, 2006, 06:04:19 PM

What in the world in soju?  saywhat

It's a Korean/Japanese (they both claim it as theirs) cross between Sake and vodka. 
80  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Board Game Geek. on: August 12, 2006, 12:48:18 AM
For the addicts among us, the BGG is back in the hizzee.
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