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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
You know so much stuff has flown around here of late ive lost track. I know Insain was doing some sort of game with a team... what happened? Then others keep talking about their projects... who is with who? Will you peeps post what your up too and the progress in this thred.

I am working on my book and currently waiting for BluePalidin to call on my serveses again. Other then that im watching my little girl try to crawl. Its been very amusing. Im getting more free time latly too. Only prob I have is that I hate word 2000 because it sucks at saving things!

~Angel~

ArchAngel

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From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
My company is going to do some small games just for experience, a name, cuz it's cool, etc.
But eventually, we want to get down to a "Bean and Rye. (a point-and-click adventure)

Little kids right before they crawl is a really cool stage.

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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
That sounds like the Kings Quest series. I would even be interested in that if it was done right. By wich I mean actuly by the game. Im not a fps person anymore. Every fps is the same latly it seems. Rpgs, RTS, and stratagy are the games for me. Well I guess arcade games are great too

~Angel~

c h i e f y

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From: Surrey, United Kingdom
Registered: 03-07-2002
hi Angel, talking about games I have been playing "The Thing" on PS2 for the last 2 weeks, it is really amazing, so good (helps if you remember the film) but about your topic: I have just got a LAPTOP

it cost 999 and I am SOOOO pleased with it! I bought a book on "create your own website for beginners" and am planning to make a website in the next couple of months

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graceworks
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From: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Registered: 03-03-2001
Chiefy, I need a new laptop as well. Oh well, one of these days.

Hey, as far as who is doing what...we are trying to capture the Christian Titles at:
http://ChristianGamesNow.com
or
http://CGNow.com for short.

Check things out there.

And once Chiefy is good at web sites, he can give ours the makeover it desparately needs! ;-)

Good Day Mate!
And we're praying for you Angel!

Tim

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ArchAngel

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I got a laptop... it's battery lasts 15 minutes and it's waaaaay outdated, doesn't charge right, etc.. but I like it... it's pretty cool doing work or playing games while lying in bed.


Yeah, Angel, it's a lot like the King's Quest series. I'll try to do it right. try to make the puzzles logical and stuff.

hey! I like FPS, RTS, RPG, and Strategy!

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AmazingJas

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From: Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Registered: 04-03-2003
I've just finished Elevator Action remake for a games competition and was about to get back to the serious work on my 3d Movie Maker sequel and I had a new idea which I think I might do. I thought it might be good to make a driving simulator specifically designed to let learner drivers practice driving in a realistic environment. I guess it would be a lot like Midtown Madness, but without the fun factor, and more attention to traffic rules and real life challenges. It wouldn't be a game, but the kind of thing that parents would buy because their kids could get some 'offline' driving practice. Anyway, I'm not 100% sure I'm going to do it yet, but it has a good feeling about it so we'll see...
CobraA1

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I'm working on a small puzzle game - jumping right into programming the large stuff proved to be rather futile. I expect to sell it for a small profit.

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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
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AmazingJas I knew of a game like the one you just discribed. It was made in 93-94 I think. It had crapy graphix as you might think but you did have to folow a lot of trafic rules. I had more fun braking them and running from the cops. So in my openion GTA stole their idea from that

You know a game type I never hear mentioned here is something like MechWarrior. What ever happened to that kinda thing? Then again the first two Decent games were great.

~Angel~

GUMP

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The latest Mechwarrior game came out for the XBox though it is much more Arcadish compared to its PC counterparts.
Ascent
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Hey,
Are there links to screenshots or downloads of that Elevator Action remake??

-Ascent

Klumsy

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i've been working on a realtime drawing with tablet plugin for visualjockey ( http://www.visualjockey.com )
a runtime form designer component for dotnet (C#)
and starting a scripture memorisation program that runs on your desktop.. (a project i started along time ago, but redoing using flash MX)

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c h i e f y

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From: Surrey, United Kingdom
Registered: 03-07-2002
well I WAS working on a website.....

I bought the domain with 1GB of webspace and spent 3 days putting 8 pages of website together, I used a tiny bit of HTML knowledge to adjust, but mostly it is using Dreamweaver which is GREAT

I have uploaded my photos but I am not using any sound or links

This morning I dropped a whole mug of tea all over my laptop which amazingly seemed to continue working! On further examination though ..... everything works except the keyboard and speakers

I just had a phone call from the repair shop, they have said they spent 2 hours already mopping up the liquid and that the repair cost already stands at 50 (thanks for the call guys! )

I am sooooo clumsy, what a nightmare, we ALSO have a carpet inspector coming round NEXT WEEK (to examine our carpet!)

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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
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Thats a shame. Dont feel bad though. I have dropped about 5-6 drinks in just this month. Pains get in the way of me holding stuff right. Anyways I spilt a whole glass of choclet milk all over my keyboard. I'm blessed that I dont have a lap top. The great thing is that even though I had to drain, and wipe clean my keyboard for an hour or so it still works! So nothing bad happend.

~Angel~

ArchAngel

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From: SV, CA, USA
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yeah.. I spilled some "creepy crawler"(that old toy you make bugs with.. cool thing) goop on my old comp keyboard.. tis the day it died.... but it was old and outdated so, yeah.


And yes, Dreamweaver Rocks!

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kevryan
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From: Shaver Lake, CA
Registered: 07-20-2001
It seems like I average about one message post a year here..

I finished a couple of games in the last year: Marble Blast and Chain Reaction. They are on the shelf now at CompUSA and other stores. They retitled them as "Marble Blaster" and "Gadgets". They did a good job on the boxes.

Right now I'm working on trying to get my next game done by the end of August. And at this very moment I'm trying to decide if I want to make the drive up to Portland for the Christian Game Conference that starts tomorrow.

Kevin Ryan
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BlazeQ

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Registered: 05-11-2002
I'm working on http://linux.ccgr.org right now. And it looks like I'll be helping TGS with some stuff soon

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ArchAngel

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From: SV, CA, USA
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KevRyan, your got some games at CompUSA? Cool! awesome.


BlazeQ, thinking about teaming up with TGS? Cool! awesome.

yeah... that was a little repitituous. (I think I made that word up)

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AmazingJas

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Registered: 04-03-2003
quote:
Originally posted by c h i e f y:
well I WAS working on a website.....

I am sooooo clumsy, what a nightmare, we ALSO have a carpet inspector coming round NEXT WEEK (to examine our carpet!)


I was house-sitting my parents house while they were on holidays and decided to paint a model powerboat that I'd paint. I used red paint, and as you may guess, knocked the pot of paint on the nice white carpet!! They did eventually forgive me (though it gets mentioned nearly every get-together since for the last 10 years..).

Ascent: I'm uploading Elevation Action to my web server now, so you can download it from http://home.iprimus.com.au/j_brown/elevator.zip (in appox 3 minutes from now, and it's ~600KB)
It does have a few minor bugs, and could use some polish, but no showstoppers that I'm aware of. Let me know if you enjoy it.

Ascent
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I quite enjoyed it, thanks

My one sadness was that you couldn't shoot the lights, but I noticed that was mentioned in the FAQ... having said that, it's extremely cool -- you did a great job.

I encountered a little bit of weirdness in a couple of places, but I couldn't reproduce either... at one point on Level 26, standing just left of the elevator shaft, I jumped and slowly drifted upward to the next level where I was promptly shot and died. The other one was I jumped (or fell, I don't remember) onto the shaft at level 7, and fell right through to level 6. I was almost finished with the level, so I didn't want to stop and try to do it again.

I guess you know you can fall down the shaft really far and not die, and at some point I think I entered a cheat mode because I seemed to have unlimited lives.

All in all, quite a cool conversion of Elevator Action. Good job!

BlazeQ

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Registered: 05-11-2002
Yeah, I somehow entered cheatmode too. Fun game It would also be nice if the baddies shots killed each other some of the time (in large shootouts it would be helpful ;-)

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AmazingJas

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From: Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Registered: 04-03-2003
Well that was my first platform game, and I had to do some real challenging things to get elevator control working which eventually lead to the bugs you mentioned. If I started from scratch now, I'd do it much more efficiently and less buggy for sure. As for the cheat code, I think you just have to press the T key for unlimited lives. There are a few other keys that do some weird but undesirable things but that's life...

Incidently, I think I just changed my mind re: my next project. I might make a Lawn Bowls simulator. This is getting to be a real popular sport here in Australia, and as far as I can see there aren't any PC versions yet. My dad's a real fan and participant, and I reckon lots of people like him would be happy to have a computer version to practice on, and maybe even 'deathmatch' over the internet

Christian
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Lawn bowls are popular ? Is that because of 'crackerjack' ? (Funny movie BTW).

I'm working on code to take a spherical wrapped image from a panorama camera lens, and turn it into a flattened panorama. It's pretty good fun, actually. I'm just tackling the fact that the lens is curved....

AmazingJas

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Interesting project Christian, I would think doing it the other way would be useful as well, ie, allow someone to take a couple of flat shots with a standard camera and turn them into a format suitable for those VR type applications?

Re: Lawn Bowls, not all that popular amongst younguns, but lots of oldies out there that play it every week. As for CrackerJack, I was offended by the excessive amount of bad language in that film, but then I've never liked Mick Molloy much.

c h i e f y

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Registered: 03-07-2002
quote:
Originally posted by AmazingJas:
I was house-sitting my parents house while they were on holidays and decided to paint a model powerboat that I'd paint. I used red paint, and as you may guess, knocked the pot of paint on the nice white carpet!! They did eventually forgive me (though it gets mentioned nearly every get-together since for the last 10 years..).

it gets mentioned nearly every get-together? hehe yeah I bet you wonder how long it will take to come up and who will broach the subject eh?

but talking of "Whos working on what" - anybody else working on stuff around here??

I am working on http://www.surreycounty.co.uk

It is an amateur/private/non-commercial site just for ppl of Surrey (where I live)

It is a very interesting project, I have never done a website before and am still chugging through tons of problems, actually I got a great e-mail from a lady from Surrey County Council, fairly complimentary on my website and she asked me to link to her council website! hehe but would should do the decent thing and act mutual? errrrr no, ok you can't win 'em all

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D-SIPL

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Did you get my PM chiefy matey?

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