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#1 capn_midnight   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1375

Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

Long time, no talk. MY FAULT!

How has everyone been? What is everyone up to these days? Any cool projects?I miss y'all! No, I don't know why!

Myself, I've been incredibly busy. What has happened since last we talked? Hmmm, let's see. I made a Tetris Arm Wrestling game. There's this goofy synthesizer thing that I wrote in HTML5. This Laser Harp thing was commissioned by an artist. There are a bunch of other synth things that I've made, just don't have any videos of them. This web series about people surviving the zombie apocalypse had me do some special effects for them, setting things on fire and whatnot (actually, thanks to that I have an IMDB entry). Helping to run this local hackerspace takes a fair amount of time.

I have a steady girlfriend for once in my life, after the last one tried to get me into a knife fight in a biker bar (long story short, I would have known better to never started dating that person if I knew more about Philadelphia neighborhoods and understood what it meant for her to grow up where she did). And I haven't worked for The Man in over 7 months!

And the future looks great. I'm illustrating a book. Running a class or three. About to get on the Kickstarter bandwagon. And somehow there is a vacation to Belize planned in the middle. I know, right?

Well shit! Maybe I shouldn't get back into posting here, I might not get anything done ever again.
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#2 ApochPiQ   Moderators   -  Reputation: 14329

Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN

#3 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 17321

Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

Welcome back, sounds like you're very busy indeed!

#4 alnite   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2056

Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

Welcome Back!

I made a Tetris Arm Wrestling game.


How does that work?

#5 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6966

Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:00 PM

I actually googled yesterday, came across an old GD thread, saw a post from you, and thought "I haven't seen capn_midnight around in a long time... what's he up to?"

Weird Posted Image

But it's good to have you back! Good luck on never getting anything done again.
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#6 JTippetts   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8161

Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

'sup, capn

#7 capn_midnight   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1375

Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

Welcome Back!


I made a Tetris Arm Wrestling game.


How does that work?


Well, start by writing a normal two-player, head-to-head Tetris game. I did all original code, all of the graphics, and had a friend record music for it (which you can hear in the video). Then build a rig out of wood to hold bumpers that close switches whenever the players move their arms back and forth in the middle. Take apart a standard keyboard and follow the traces for all of the keys back to the tiny PCB that does all the work for the keyboard (there are two traces per key). Figure out which pins on the PCB correspond to which keys on the keyboard, then solder wires from those pins to switches inside your bumpers in your rig. And there you have it!


Thanks everyone. Hopefully can have some fine times with everyone again. I kind of miss ASCII fishtank contests.
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#8 Moe   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1248

Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:42 AM

Welcome back.

We did have a community contest a little while back - with a theme of "kraken". Were you around then?

Edited by Moe, 24 July 2012 - 10:42 AM.


#9 GameCreator   Members   -  Reputation: 707

Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

About to get on the Kickstarter bandwagon.

Lol - bandwagon. It's more like its own f*cking continent at this point. Posted Image But curious anyway: details?

#10 SimonForsman   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5811

Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:52 AM


Welcome Back!


I made a Tetris Arm Wrestling game.


How does that work?


Well, start by writing a normal two-player, head-to-head Tetris game. I did all original code, all of the graphics, and had a friend record music for it (which you can hear in the video). Then build a rig out of wood to hold bumpers that close switches whenever the players move their arms back and forth in the middle. Take apart a standard keyboard and follow the traces for all of the keys back to the tiny PCB that does all the work for the keyboard (there are two traces per key). Figure out which pins on the PCB correspond to which keys on the keyboard, then solder wires from those pins to switches inside your bumpers in your rig. And there you have it!


How does the control scheme work though ?, is it left/right with the bumpers and rotate on a separate button ?
I don't suffer from insanity, I'm enjoying every minute of it.
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

#11 capn_midnight   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1375

Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Welcome back.

We did have a community contest a little while back - with a theme of "kraken". Were you around then?

No, just missed it.


About to get on the Kickstarter bandwagon.

Lol - bandwagon. It's more like its own f*cking continent at this point. Posted Image But curious anyway: details?

Children's book I'm illustrating. Gonna do a traditional art approach with it that gets compossitted together in a manner similar to some of Ashley Wood's animation work. Won't be the same art style at all, just the same sort of tech of traditional paintings digitally layered and parallax scrolled against each other.



Welcome Back!


I made a Tetris Arm Wrestling game.


How does that work?


Well, start by writing a normal two-player, head-to-head Tetris game. I did all original code, all of the graphics, and had a friend record music for it (which you can hear in the video). Then build a rig out of wood to hold bumpers that close switches whenever the players move their arms back and forth in the middle. Take apart a standard keyboard and follow the traces for all of the keys back to the tiny PCB that does all the work for the keyboard (there are two traces per key). Figure out which pins on the PCB correspond to which keys on the keyboard, then solder wires from those pins to switches inside your bumpers in your rig. And there you have it!


How does the control scheme work though ?, is it left/right with the bumpers and rotate on a separate button ?

correct. It's actually one bumper (though two physical buttons, both actuated at the same time with the one bumper) for P1's left and P2's right, so progress for yourself screws up your opponent. The hardest fights turned out to be maintaining the middle ground versus intentionally screwing up your opponent. The flip and drop buttons are two separate buttons. Added wrinkle: you have to let go of the leverage bar in order to hit them >:D
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#12 JohnnyCode   Members   -  Reputation: 193

Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:05 PM

midnight, I remeber you. I am a long term registered here too. But lately I have gonne to the forums drunk and made relly imbecile posts. My reputation is a think now :). Also, mostly I came here for help, but I allways encounter such impossible behaviour no one can halp me, plus, when I try to help someone, I tell him whats wrong , but not about what he apointed the problem at. Else then that, I have done this. (Actualy.finshed programs cannot compare to those dreamy ones being cooked by us love coders)

- asp .net server, with features like load balancing
- PCIS - information system program that handles time
- Tale of Anroth - will be finished soon, an action meele combat game, I hope to evolve to adventure RPG

... I am going for a Job to Prague (you should visit Prague), it will help me to get money for the game, as I need to hire motion capture studio and such

#13 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6966

Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

@JohnnyCode: you wouldn't happen to be drunk now, would you?
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#14 JohnnyCode   Members   -  Reputation: 193

Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:22 AM

@JohnnyCode: you wouldn't happen to be drunk now, would you?

Thats very offtopic....... but to be honest (actualy, sometimes in my office I have few drinks before I go to city to party, becouse I am still counting money). But that's just me, hi capn_midnight again, you do not recognize me perhaps but you have been of much help.

#15 FableFox   Members   -  Reputation: 487

Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hi!
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#16 capn_midnight   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1375

Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

So glad to see drunk posting still occurs.

But what's up with the posting rate here? This place seems like deadsville.
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#17 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2099

Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

But what's up with the posting rate here? This place seems like deadsville.

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Edit: my rep just seems so absurdly high for my non helpful being

Edited by szecs, 07 August 2012 - 01:15 PM.


#18 capn_midnight   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1375

Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

Sleeping walruses?
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