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If you're interested in programming amateur games, you might investigate the operating system, LoseThos. It's free, 64-bit and open source, intended specifically for amateur games. The only thing wrong with it is crappy graphics resolution. On the bright-side, though, who has time to twiddle pixels. It's for programmers, not artists. The low resultion also puts a lot less demand on the CPU and amateurs need all the help they can get. Some people won't admit they're amateurs... oh well. http://www.losethos.com There's a video you might want to watch.

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This is actually pretty cool, though I doubt I'll have the time to play with it. Interesting concept and "sales pitch" on the front page.

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Lol, I love your up-front blunt descriptions.

This one takes the cake:
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No GPL or any other person's code in LoseThos. GPL "freedom" is like the book 1984's
double talk. If it's free, why does it have a license! LoseThos is public domain, so make all
the money you can from it, fork it, or raid it for ideas if you wish.

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video on the site
...but there's macros that you put on icons that... uh... uh... automate stuff.


I'm sold!

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Did you try it? How did it work? I need feedback on how compatible it is. It must be a 64-bit CPU, obviously. I'm not sure about AMD's and would like to know. To mount a drive, you must enter I/O port addresses which you can get from system information on your primary operating system. The live CD mode should work, though. Please help with feedback.

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The website video or operating system video? The operating system uses 640x480 VGA which I thought was pretty standard. I'm not so got at website stuff--I'm old school. I use a Yahoo sitebuilder package and I use Windows Movie Maker. I make a .wmv file from BMP screenshots I make in LoseThos. When I watch more than one video with IE7, it hangs and I have to close IE, and start it again. Anybody know a good movie software that you can feed BMP files? What's the most compatible video format for the web?

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The website video or operating system video? The operating system uses 640x480 VGA which I thought was pretty standard. I'm not so got at website stuff--I'm old school. I use a Yahoo sitebuilder package and I use Windows Movie Maker. I make a .wmv file from BMP screenshots I make in LoseThos. When I watch more than one video with IE7, it hangs and I have to close IE, and start it again. Anybody know a good movie software that you can feed BMP files? What's the most compatible video format for the web?


.avi, .qt, .mpeg are some popular ones.

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