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  1. Ravuya

    So who is still around these days?

    I'm happy to see all the old people in this thread. It's been so long!
  2. He just stands there and stares. He stares and he knows.
  3. Should be glad someone else got here first, I would have locked for piracy.
  4. Ravuya

    Post your website, get candy

    Hey, I used your stuff to make comedy flowcharts. I didn't know it was a GDNetter's.
  5. I know of some developers who have written their own virtual machines for ease of porting, but as far as I know they didn't get a lot of use out of the engineering investment - one or two games tops before the abstraction and tool debt became too significant. Having to dual-boot into a special OS in order to play a game would be a dealbreaker for most. I don't even want to fire up Parallels half the time.
  6. Ravuya

    The GDNet Birthday thread

    Ravuya, I gotta ask... Did you really invent Canada?! D: [/quote]I sort of drew some broad strokes. I was actually trying to train a small dog to play fetch at the time. It's complicated.
  7. Ravuya

    The GDNet Birthday thread

    If anyone makes floorcaek I swear I am not cleaning it up this time.
  8. Ravuya

    A decade of GDNet

    Oddly enough, [i]today[/i] is the anniversary of my journal. How strange that I got my mod position (and thus GDNet+) a week after my account anniversary.
  9. It's been just about ten years since I created the Ravuya account on GDNet. There's been so many things that have happened since then, and so many friends I've made that it's actually kind of hard to sum it all up in one journal post. I'll keep it brief, but I wanted just to say thank you to everyone, past and present, for making this site great. Also, I'd like to invite people to come and reminisce in the comments about the old Lounge and, of course, the Bus and Trash Monster.
  10. Ravuya

    Half baked game ideas

    I use the dichotomy all the time to look up how to spell words.
  11. Ravuya

    Rift

    I sure hope not. From what I remember of playing RIFTS in high school the game is basically a runaway experiment in how big of a number we can generate. The game actually metricated hitpoints, to the point where stuff causes "mega damage" and "giga damage" and various entities in the world exhibit world-ending amounts of damage as a basic attack as a result. The reason I hope it's not becoming an MMO is because it'd probably be 64-bit only.
  12. Ravuya

    Nintendo 3DS is $249

    I preordered the system but neglected to pre-order a game. Oops. Hopefully either Virtual Console or Metal Gear Solid are available at launch.
  13. Ravuya

    So, is this a violation of First Amendment rights?

    Dude is a complete asshole and is using his position of power as a bully pulpit. However, I wouldn't be particularly surprised if he could get away with it in Alabama; it's not a very diverse state. My guess is that his jab is aimed mostly at Muslims and atheists/agnostics and not so much Jewish people, though I would say that Jews definitely fall outside of his criteria as stated. If you have faith in the democratic system, you'll hope that he will be smacked down if he tries to introduce discriminatory legislation, but be free to speak from his position of ignorance. It is a little worrying that he managed to make it through the gauntlet of American political life without someone using this kind of belief to destroy his career, but that might be an artifact of the environment and the severe "with us or agin' us" political polarization, and not so much a failure of the system. I'm not too familiar with the American federal government - I assume the Supreme Court would have the authority to eventually override whatever he introduced if it were discriminatory and challenged in court repeatedly?
  14. Ravuya

    Arx Fatalis Source Code Released

    One of the reasons I've heard is that third party licensed libraries (fmod, sofdec, etc) don't enjoy having the code that calls them (and especially not their code/binaries, which are required to build it in the first place) open-sourced. Other reasons probably include publishers getting cranky about having their precious jewels released openly for people to pick through. Only a few companies are doing it, and it's usually the ones that self-publish.
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