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  1. cow_in_the_well

    Can anyone remember this old game?

    This may be a long shot, but I remember playing a really good indie made 'shmup (about ~2004?). I can't remember it's name or who made it, but I have a recollection it was announced by someone here on gamedev.net. The clues I can give: it was retro pixel art style, ran at an actual low old-school resolution (ie. not just emulated pixeleyness), and had some kind of piece of radioactive/blue toast as the developer's logo.    I've been really wanting to play it again, but no amount of googling for radioactive toast has turned up anything . So I thought I'd see if anyone out there may remember it and have a copy available.   Also, wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything here. I guess I had a craving for nostalgia on all fronts .   Thanks!   -Thomas
  2. cow_in_the_well

    Wow, computers!

    Well, I got the game job :). The interview went pretty smoothly (3 hour thingajib), and I just got an e-mail today asking me to come in tomorrow for a lunch with the other programmers and to sort out the contract ^_^. I just realized I never said in my other post what company it is. It's MicroForte, which is cool as they're a pretty reputable company in the Australian industry :). I R TEH PRO GAMEDEV NOW LOL~! :) :) :) -Thomas
  3. cow_in_the_well

    Wow, computers!

    Well, I got the game job :). The interview went pretty smoothly (3 hour thingajib), and I just got an e-mail today asking me to come in tomorrow for a lunch with the other programmers and to sort out the contract ^_^. I just realized I never said in my other post what company it is. It's MicroForte, which is cool as they're a pretty reputable company in the Australian industry :). I R TEH PRO GAMEDEV NOW LOL~! :) :) :) -Thomas
  4. cow_in_the_well

    End of an era

    The family cat of 18 years died today :( :( :(.
  5. cow_in_the_well

    Happenings and Jobs

    I just finished my last computer science assignment. Ever. :O Once the exams are over, I just have to finish some maths to complete my degree -_-. In other news, I have got a gamedev job interview lined up for next Friday :D. I went in yesterday to do a pre-interview C++ test that went pretty smoothly (I had a couple of *doh* moments thinking about the test while sitting on the bus on the way back home :P). They also got me to do a small graphics theory test (e.g. "Wats a normal map~!?") since I expressed interest in graphics stuff. They seemed pleased that I knew D3D as well as OGL since he made the comment that "for some reason everyone who comes in only knows OpenGL" :P. Anyway, the formal interview will be with a bunch of the guys from the team and I'll have to do "some logic problems" with them to see my thought process. I'm a little nervous with that one :P. I have several exams this week as well. I'm gonna be busy -___-.
  6. cow_in_the_well

    what you say?

    This might be "welcome to X units of time ago" material, but I just discovered Paint.NET. :D This is a fantastic, very usable, free little paint program with heaps of features. It's great for tweaking and converting files for webdev and even gamdev with the help of this DDS plugin. Another indispensable plugin is this PSD reader. My only complaint is that it doesn't have an MDI based interface, but thats on the roadmap for version 3.0 on track to be released next year -_^. Oh yeah, my dad has been in PR mode all day doing interviews on climate change.....the momentum for policy change seems to be building, and scientists are less gagged than usual (by the government). He also did a panel discussion thing with Dr. Karl yesturday on climate change...fun stuff :P.
  7. cow_in_the_well

    Musics!

    I rediscovered these recordings of myself I made a little while ago (ie. while procrastinating ^_^): A Fig For a Kiss The Hills of Lorne (a duet with myself) It's on an Irish tin whistle type thingy, grabbing some music off this site. Anyway, I'm supposed to be making a motion compensation video compressor for an assignment. :(
  8. cow_in_the_well

    Doing stuff

    I actually managed to get stuff done today! Yay for only semi-procrastinating! i. I managed to bullshit my way through another abstract algebra assignment question (it's probably wrong, but hey at least I got something on paper). I think I'm going to be fucked in the exam :(. ii. I put in the network code for replicating certain flagged console variables to clients in multiplayer, and iii. I just finished playing around with Window Movie Maker (that program really sucks >_
  9. cow_in_the_well

    rules, rules, phht

    http://www.wowglider.com/ :P - note: I don't actually play WoW myself ;).
  10. cow_in_the_well

    ## Guitar Hero

    Pix plz!
  11. cow_in_the_well

    Wow computers

    I got MGE onto the GameDev.net IOTD recently, which was fun. Being on the front page generated a LOT of hits (> 1000 according to statcounter.com), and I've noticed people from places like Midway and Ubisoft checking it out, so i think the site is fulfilling its purpose ^_^. I even got an e-mail from a gamedev house in Mumbai inviting me to submit my resume (http://www.trine.co.in/). They apparently have a nice relocation package ("infact the best one out there!"), and a game based on the Mahabarata could be pretty damn cool. However, I think moving to India at this stage would probably be a bit too adventurous for me :P. Anyhow, I played with Fraps and Windows Movie Maker last night to make this little clip of my engine (14mb): http://www.thomascowell.net/MGE1.wmv. Notice that I couldn't resist using those cheezy transition effects :D. I want to make a full demo reel of all my stuff now. Watching a demo reel is so much nicer than reading a website ;). I just need to find a good music track to go with it... Anyway, I need to stop procrastinating and do some maths homework. *sigh* I just don't click with abstract algebra >_______________< Also, my computer seems to going into overdrive with its fans...I should install Motherboard Monitor -_-. [/edit]
  12. cow_in_the_well

    _

    Procrastination is the root of all evil. . .. ... .. . Damn you to hell, internets!
  13. cow_in_the_well

    Something useful

    :D I was actually thinking about doing that, but you know, uni/stuff/laziness kicks in and it ended up on the "later!" pile -_-.
  14. cow_in_the_well

    Untitled

    I assume you're going to have support for binding C++ functions to your scripting engine, so why don't you implement string operations as generic function calls to bound functions instead of creating specialized opcodes?
  15. cow_in_the_well

    m00p m00p

    Please note the "disclaimer" at the bottom of the page :P. Just as long as there's enough flare content wise, I don't really care if the design is bland -_^.
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