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Offline Mongoose

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Re: Just Another Day Development Blog
Is it sad that my first thought about the PhD was "Derek Smart!"?

 

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What is sad talking about His Holiness President of the GTVA: Derek Smart XVII PhD on this board?

 

Offline Lorric

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I've no idea what you're going to use it for, but I love it. It looks like a real product so much. I want to reach out and pick it up and unbox it. :)

 

Offline Spoon

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Re: Just Another Day Development Blog
I'd just like to state for the offical record that I have never called Lunar unit, Moon unit.
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline niffiwan

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Since I saw you mention this on IRC the other day...



:wakka:

(also, this trigger a bug, if you right click anywhere FSO crashes :nervous:)
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Offline Axem

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It gets me out of supporting 640 res so I'm glad you like. :p

The crash is probably because there's technically just 1 button on that mainhall screen, the exit button.

 

Offline Thisisaverylongusername

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Re: Just Another Day Development Blog
Does it even matter if it crashes? I mean, you're totally gonna do something other than exit the game anyway?
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Offline niffiwan

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Re: Just Another Day Development Blog
true - but the crash may occur in other situations as well, maybe it'll occur anytime there's a mainhall without all the retail buttons defined? (ok, so that's probably unlikely to affect many people either, fine! :))
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m|m: I think I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Bmpman is starting to make sense and it's actually written reasonably well...

 

Offline Axem

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Why does this stuff take so long?!



Oh, that's why. Nevermind.

Actually I'm glad Spoon told me to redo part of this mission that I set in stone months ago. Even though it meant throwing away something like 3+ weeks of work done a year ago... I just spent 1 week of work and immensely improving the mission. Before it was a "well its not bad, but I don't want to replay it" and now its a "I love playing this mission".

Man being a perfectionist is so hard...

 

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I'm basically the worse thing that has happened to JAD

Ya'll thank me later..!
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Axem

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If this was a pro game dev studio, I would have been replaced ten times over already for going over budget, over scope and told to "stop changing the missions" every 3 months.

Yes it's true, Chris Roberts is my spirit animal.

 

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Perfectionism is what awesome campaigns are made of.
That, and tons of sweat.
And blood, but no tears at all.
el hombre vicio...

 

Offline Axem

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This month's amazing update highlight:

  • Spoon added pugs, then removed them.

Tune in next month when I detail how I decreased a weapon's power usage by 0.1. Which one? The answer may surprise you.

 

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Tune in next month when I detail how I decreased a weapon's power usage by 0.1. Which one? The answer may surprise you.
...Prometheus R? That would surprise me.
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Offline Axem

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It would surprise me too. I haven't decided which weapon I'd alter yet. That's why I said it'd be next month.

 

Offline Cobra

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Hey, Axem, it's Next Month-ember.

It's dead, isn't it.

:nervous:
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Offline Axem

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Hey, I've still got 13 days to decide which weapon to buff by a totally insignificant amount! Stop pressuring me! I don't work well like that! I'm going to make dumb mistakes!!

*Axem changes Maxim fire wait to 0.01*

Crap.

 

Offline Misuzu Stella

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Axem can't control all these leaks of inside information


Incoming sugar rush

 

Offline Lepanto

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-finishes Christmas candies-

Hmph, that CANNOT be a very healthy, fulfilling diet! At least mix in some protein bars with all of that teeth-crushing rubbish!

Srsly, though, looking good so far. I know you're busy with admin work and all sorts of other stuff. But I'm hopefully not alone in wishing that you'll eventually finish JAD, your original pride and joy.
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Axem can't control all these leaks of inside information

Oh noes, muh new and secret powerups. :( JAD is ruined!

Why is it always these cheeky blonde girls that leak my top secret info? Why can't you be more like Epsilon 1? He's so obedient and patient!

But just to give a bit of context to that pic. You can see there's the old Beam Bar and Capella Sun-Bom powerups along with some new ones. Salt Mine Potato Chips (gradual health regen), Plasma Cola (unlimited afterburner (Mango flavored) or unlimited weapon energy (Anima flavored) for a period of time) and Atomic Bull energy drink (invincibility for a period of time).

Srsly, though, looking good so far. I know you're busy with admin work and all sorts of other stuff. But I'm hopefully not alone in wishing that you'll eventually finish JAD, your original pride and joy.

I've been doing a lot of work on it lately, and I've really been meaning to show some stuff off but there's always something I just want to tweak. Juuuust a bit. Won't take more than 15 minutes.

*6 hours later*

Perfect.