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Q: Help identifying a game involving very basic polygon ships and pod retrieval/defense

World EngineerWhen I was very young in the early 90s, my father had this game involving space ships in very basic polygon form, barely shaded, in various colors attacking you and trying to destroy pods that you were trying to retrieve. The pods were octohedral and purple if I remember correctly. I asked my fat...

12:23 AM
Oh yay, Valve has replaced crashes with random server freezes.
on the server side, that is.
12:46 AM
Second TF2 update.
Cow Mangler just got hit by a reload speed nerf.
1:03 AM
Q: Help identifying 90s space computer game

yukitsukihanaI'm looking for a particular game I used to play in the 90s. It was for the Macintosh, so the era would be mid-to-late 1990s. It was a space game with 3D graphics on a 2D background. You start out as a small cargo ship, and the point is to eventually become rich. It's very open-world (or open-ga...

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6:48 AM
Q: In Anno 1404, is there any way to automate swapping resources between settlements?

WeiWhen I play Continuous Game mode, I always end up with the situation of needing some resource that I can't harvest from my initial settlement island. So, I settle on a new island that has those resources, but then I'm stuck manually moving the stuff from one settlement onto my ship and vice versa...

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8:17 AM
I love exploiting poorly written Facebook games.
Q: Is these ms kinect for pc

garikIt is possible to use ms kinect for pc? Are there games for kinect on pc? Thank you.

9:15 AM
Q: How to get cops off your back in GTA2?

Raj SekharanHow do you get the police to not chase you in GTA2. Do they automatically stop searching after you stay out of sight for a particular amount of time or is there anything that needs to be done?

9:37 AM
@Arda I love exploiting you.
@Mana I know you do.
Oh my goodness yes MSPA UPDATED
(it's really early here so I'm trying to ignore the pain by acting energetic)
@Mana Pain?
early morning sleepiness pain
throws a can of Red Bull at @Mana
9:46 AM
no I lied I meant parents beating me pain
It's awesome to play Nethack in Yakuake.
(that was a joke)
What is Yakuaklaekeadjelakawdasdahsalfsadlhjfljhasdfalsdfhlkasdlkf?
It's a Quake-style drop-down terminal for KDE.
                     /    REST    \
                    /      IN      \
                   /     PEACE      \
                  |      Arda Xi     |
                  |      120 Au      |
                  |   killed by a    |
                  |  goblin, while   |
                  |     helpless     |
                  |                  |
                  |       2011       |
                 *|     *  *  *      | *
I suck at this game :(
@Mana Maker of Silly Poor Abominations?
10:05 AM
I am pleased by the decreasing energy price in Spiral Knights.
I haven't logged in in ages, but the price's gone down to 4.8k right this second.
10:23 AM
@Powerlord 5%, is that even noticeable?
@ChrisF just got his gaming top user stuff and was like "Whoops I got the wrong size, you better have them instead"
@RonanForman Didn't you get your own?
No, I was 1st on the 3rd page
You're on 2nd now.
I'll be getting my swag next week probably.
I know
I got there 3 days to late
10:55 AM
@RonanForman dawww...
@badp Why is everyone so good at spy?!
@RonanForman I dearly hope that's not "everyone" :)
fine, everyone here
@RonanForman Most just get lucky.
I'm not good
10:58 AM
Or you play insanely much like @Powerlord.
@badp is that not you?
Nope, that's not me
just a video I found through reddit
You thought I was that leet? Foool!
Spy depends more on the enemy skills than any other class.
11:00 AM
@CruelCow and your teams, I do best when my team fail
is that minecraft thing happening this week?
Well, scorewise that's unsurprising
backstabs are 2 points
Spies (stabs) Engies (teleports + dispensers) Medics (healing) and Snipers (headshots) all have relatively easy ways to rack up lots of points fast if they do it right
Yup. 50 teleports net 25 points
then there's healing, and sentry kills, etc.
and they get same healing scoring as medics do
Honestly capturing the intelligence should be worth more than 2 points
11:03 AM
I mean better compared to my usual spying not compared to the team/other classes
Perhaps 5 or 10.
I mean, in Quake Live a cap is 100 points. An assist I think 25. A frag's 1.
Can't find a source for this though.
I always play FFA.
@ArdaXi It's kinda boring really
You have to be lucky and burn into groups of fighting people and steal both kills to win, and stuff like that
Meh, I usually top the leaderboards, so it's usually quite a challenge to stay on top.
If I'm actually skill-matched that is.
Minigun/lightning gun/rocket spam
11:13 AM
Although, I have once won a match using only gauntlet.
Ooooh, for the first time TF2 asked me if I wanted to coach somebody
I accepted...
"Connection failed after 4 retries"
I guess he was playing locally.
@badp I didn't know that was possible
@CruelCow It happened right after I clicked on 'Become a coach' (not the first time I did that)
It's perhaps doubles up as a "I want to coach right now" button
I think it only does the latter
Sigh, B is too close to G
11:26 AM
@badp Is your real nick gadp?
B is redisguise
G is taunt
11:58 AM
just type "worth it" into chat and act as if you've got style ;)
12:16 PM
Q: What's the best way to run PC games like RCT3 on a Mac?

sfrost2004OK, I've got a PC version of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 on PC CD-ROM, but I've upgraded to a Mac (MacBook Pro OSX Snow Leopard specifically) and I want to re-install it. I understand there are a number of options for running PC games/software on a Mac, such as Wine, VirtualBox or BootCamp. I alread...

@CruelCow eh. Thing is I was running away from a medic, who didn't come back to kill me.
However an engie hit up on me at 80% taunt and shot me down.
1:09 PM
Are we doing Game on! tonight?
I vote yes!
what game shall we game on if we game on?
We were talking about restating the Minecraft server and doing some survial
but we'd need @thomas for that
Q: Macros in World of Warcraft

Ed PichlerHow can I script a macro to my Mage do several sequencial attacks? I've tried the command /castsequence but it doesn't works.

2:11 PM
Q: How can I fix the mouse lag on the PC version of Dead Space?

CovarWhen I try and play the PC version of Dead Space the mouse is sluggish and unresponsive regardless of how high I set the sensitivity. Is there a fix for this?

2:53 PM
Q: The tag macro is ambiguous

CruelCowmacro is currently used for wildly different topics: Macro as used by (mostly) Starcraft2 questions (Examples: 1, 2) Macro as in scripting; (mostly World of Warcraft questions) I'd suggest creating a new tag scripting and changing the ones that refer to macro in the sense of scripting to it. ...

3:38 PM
@CruelCow The 5% change wasn't the biggest nerf. The real nerf was the other change to it, that lowered the base damage of the charge shot.
107 teleports in 30 minutes of dustbowl
could've been a bit more but not that much
we still "lost" 1-2 but...
4:15 PM
Today I learned, dispenser keeps overheal.
Just like quickfix does
4:32 PM
@ThomasMcDonald got metal?
@RonanForman I'm up for some Minecraft, give me half an hour and I'll get the server rolling
@badp nope, bought 10 keys with it :(
@ThomasMcDonald Want some crates?
@RonanForman Not really, I bought a set of earbuds with the keys
@ThomasMcDonald Cool
anyone have a description tag?
4:36 PM
Sold mine. I think.
I want to use it on my max's head
"This hat will never belong to you"
Haha, Max's are one of those things I don't quite get in the tfeconomy
I don't get why people want it.
It's $55 worth of hat, that's why
Why didn't they buy the game?
4:38 PM
anyway, gimme 30 and we can Minecraft
what're we doing? Survival, building...
@RonanForman max's head wasn't that popular until people realised how rare it was and that it'd only get rarer.
so no-one cares how it looks?
And again trying to coach somebody results in failure to connect.
4:57 PM
@badp No, I understand that
Anyway, Minecraft. You playing?
@ThomasMcDonald What are we doing?
Huh, Amy Winehouse is dead
@RonanForman PvE?
@FallenAngelEyes Yeah I know, unexplained causes
@ThomasMcDonald Sounds fun
5:00 PM
If not we should totally play ARMA II
@ThomasMcDonald What's that?
@RonanForman It's a milsim
We should call a vote
evidently I don't own ARMA
It looks like it's just us two anyway
Q: Movement physics different on superfast machine (SDL platforming game)

Qas PianoOkay, so I have been working on a little platforming game,its pretty much complete. Played successfully on four computers, but none with CPU’smore powerful than 2.4ghz. However when I sent it to my friend who has a 3.8ghzi7, he noticed that the jump height of the character was about 10 pixels le...

5:13 PM
We could add an event on the steam group see if that gets more people
@Lazers gotta move that gear up to gamedev
@FallenAngelEyes Woah wait what, DEAD?!
Yeah, apparently
unknown causes atm, probably OD
That is a thing.
I wasn't exactly a fan, but it's still sad
5:18 PM
Yeah! Death is sad.
especially cuz her personal life and, well, screwups, were so public
I shouldn't have glanced at the comments on that article, they're pretty terrible.
Yeah, I'd advise not
Someone in a chat I'm in with said "another celebrity parasite dead of overindulgence. forgive me if i have more sympathy for innocent Norwegians, Afghanis, and Iraqis than her." I just put him on ignore, cuz he's a dick in general anyway and arguing with him would've just made me pissed off.
oh well.
@ThomasMcDonald What's the IP?
5:28 PM
@Ronan The guy who makes that has cancer? Jeepers.
What's with all these depressing things happening?!?
Yeah, he's had it for a while, it's the second time he had to go in to hospital for it though
he started way before though
Cancer sucks
Makes me want to just plug my ears and scream "nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan"
Just, y'know, putting that out there
5:29 PM
@FallenAngelEyes Star whoring aren't you?
Well it isn't going to fail!
@Mana Are you a cat with a pop tart for a body?
No, it's just been a bad year for cancer and cancer-deaths for my family and friends
oh man. :/
my mom's cousin died last fall from lung cancer, a childhood friend's father was diagnosed with stage IV lymph node cancer last fall, another friend's father died of stage IV liver cancer, a friend of mine's father died last week from prostate cancer
It's just like, geez, okay, can stop aaaaanytime now
reddit.com/r/aww that'll cheer you up
5:33 PM
@RonanForman ...bwahahahaha
@Ronan Oh my god, you're my hero.
@CruelCow Haha, had no idea there was a subreddit for this
@FallenAngelEyes I've just started to assume there is one for everything. Less surprises that way
5:35 PM
That is adorable.
@CruelCow True. The jailbait one is kind of creepy. :|
@FallenAngelEyes you're joking right?
@FallenAngelEyes Kind of creepy?
@CruelCow I am unfortunately not joking
and also not gonna link it, I'm sure you are enterprising enough to find it if you so choose >_>
5:37 PM
For some reason, I thought it was common knowledge, since my friends who go on reddit would always jokingly recommend it to someone who asks what the good subreddits are
but yeah man there are subreddits for everything. There should be a Gaming.SE subreddit.
Nooo, we need traffic here man
we do have one
it's /r/gamerec
harsh joke man
...not a joke.
It's a reddit and we operate it.
5:43 PM
<- I am disappoint :(
@badp I know, I was joking by saying it was a joke.
A meta joke maaaan, I'm not meta enough for that.
@badp Why aren't game-rec askers directed there?
@CruelCow Because there are a few critical drawbacks. No openID, mods must manually approve most posts (the spam detection thing is really aggressive), post titles can't be edited, not enough users.
@badp still better than: "we don't do game-rec, kthxbai"
5:47 PM
I know, that's why I created it
@CruelCow Well, we do direct them to chat
At least, we should be. I usually leave a note about that in comments I leave on game-rec questions.
@Mana I love cats.
Anyway my little brother's gone for the week so we can finally get thai food!
Wait that's been pinned?!?
19 mins ago, by Ronan Forman
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That has been pinned.
5:53 PM
Welcome to the big time, man. A pinned post by you.
Surely the greatest accomplishment to be had here at Gaming.SE.
Sorry, that came off as kind of dry. I'm not actually being sarcastic, more just silly.
@Mana You're many things, but I'd never peg you as deliberately mean-spirited
6:08 PM
so I guess minecraft isn't happening...
It's always happening. But I guess not a specific Minecraft event, no.
@FallenAngelEyes I am though right?
the ip is if anyone wants to join me
6:30 PM
it's just me and @ThomasMcDonald atm
aye :(
6:55 PM
Jesus christ, my facebook news feed is full of hatred for Winehouse
That's unpleasant.
Nobody I have on Facebook is really very active.
You should add me! I'm a totally active guy.
I find it to be positive.
7:04 PM
Any data.SE ninjas in here?
Q: Can the Spiral Knights upgrades in the starter pack activated "later"?

Lo'orisThe Spiral Knights starter pack includes weapon and trinket upgrades. It's totally unclear if they are immediately activated as you buy it, or if they are like a "token" which you can activate when you wish.

7:20 PM
@CruelCow I'm not exactly a ninja, but I can write a query or two.
@ArdaXi thx, I figured it out just this second ;)
Q: What's up this week?

Michael PryorThis is a cool thing someone is trying to start at reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/ixo7u/this_week_in_gaming_july_17_23/ I don't think SE format is better at that particular weekly update type thing (reddit isn't really either) but I think it's neat and thought I'd mention it in ...

spend spend spend
@Thom :(
7:31 PM
@ThomasMcDonald Err?
oh ffs
payed off overdue balance on hosting via PayPal
can't add new domain to account until they attach the payment to my account
@ThomasMcDonald +1 for that
7:36 PM
@ArdaXi Actually no, I did not. I'm trying to get the descriptions for tags. I've already learned that the tag has an entry in Posts and via that I can find the description. But I'm unable to see how to get the Post.Id for a given Tag
time to look for a new host.
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Patch notes
July 23, 2011
Team Fortress 2
* Changed Engineer Shotgun total ammo count to 1
* Removed Pistol
* Replaced buildings with inflatable toys
* Ha ha, did you seriously think we'd let him keep the shotgun
* Got the fuck rid of it
* Replaced Engineer voice lines with those of a dying cat.
also heh
7:39 PM
@ThomasMcDonald What?
@GnomeSlice not sure if serious?
@ThomasMcDonald Is it?
@GnomeSlice no.
@ThomasMcDonald some engi fan is pissed about not getting any unlocks :D
@Cruel some of the disadvantages are hilarious
7:41 PM
I assume that's a spuf post? Can I have the link?
@Cruel no
The Engineer's taunt kill kills the engineer?
I don't get it, does everybody hate engineers?
It's a reoccurring joke/complaint.
@GnomeSlice People think Valve does since he gets the least unlocks.
@CruelCow Are they posts?
I haven't used the endpoint since before tags got descriptions.
7:46 PM
@ThomasMcDonald There are two 'p's in 'equipped'...
I did not make it.
@ArdaXi Yep: select * from Posts where Id = 8582
Heh. "Breaks into 10 crit-rockets that follow engineers"
I take it the soldier gets the most updates?
Seeing as how he's got 'no drawbacks' listed.
More or less, or demoman
@CruelCow And which tag ID is that?
7:47 PM
100% additional damage against buildings?
Are the environments even destructible in Tf2?
@ThomasMcDonald That's erm... recurring. Not re-occuring.
@ArdaXi select * from Tags where id = 1190
Oh wait, does 'buildings' refer to Engineer structures?
@GnomeSlice Yes
@CruelCow Oh... Lol. These all whale on Engineers then.
7:49 PM
@CruelCow Hrm... they should've kept the title in tact.
What's a VAC ban?
@GnomeSlice Ban for cheating.
Valve Anti-Cheat.
Valve Anti-Cheat, abbreviated to VAC, is an anti-cheat solution developed by Valve Corporation as a component of the Steam game development platform. History VAC was first released with Counter-Strike 1.4 in 2002, following Valve's decision to forego PunkBuster in preference of a proprietary system. The initial version, VAC1, saw success for a period, but in March or April 2004 updates ran dry as the Valve engineers maintaining it moved on to the production of its successor, VAC2. Valve does not normally discuss VAC, and very little is known about its internal workings. However, on Nov...
@ArdaXi Seriously, moaning about spelling?
7:49 PM
It's the internet
@ThomasMcDonald :D
Jesus Steam, stop telling me I have a gift unlock for Cogs from @Powerlord.
@ThomasMcDonald It's me.
It's been rescinded, you told me so yourself a million times...
7:50 PM
@ArdaXi Typo, and thanks.
@ThomasMcDonald Yeah, well... something.
"You have a gift unlock for Defense Grid: Awakening"
No, I lied.
@ThomasMcDonald That page has more ads than content :D
besides, I have my new aviators on, and that makes me the man
@RonanForman How is Cogs, anyway?
7:53 PM
@GnomeSlice great, ive already finished it
@RonanForman Wow. :P
Was it difficult?
well i still need to get better than the worse scores possible
which is hard
very hard
basically you can just keep doing stuff and it will eventually work
He was star whoring
2 hours ago, by FallenAngelEyes
Cancer sucks
Spacechem has DLC?
7:58 PM
awwww yeaaah
yeah, you could get it with the tickets from the summer camp prize booth
I've still not played Spacechem.
gonna be 28 degrees when I get to Fuerteventura on Wednesday
my aviators will be justified, almost
@GnomeSlice it starts easy but gets hard very quickly
7:58 PM
still fun though
@RonanForman Well, I don't have it, so I can't play it. :P
it's boring
@ThomasMcDonald :O
was my overall opinion of Cogs
7:59 PM
It's good for a level or two
then mindnumbing
@ThomasMcDonald it just gets like, i don't even know what I'm trying to do anymore
nevermind actually doing it
@ThomasMcDonald do you want a Minecraft skin, i noticed you didn't have one
@GnomeSlice Just get the demo of it, that's enough to get bored of it
Does anyone want to give me any more free stuff?
8:07 PM
not particularly
The aristocrats.
@Mana Yeah!
slaps GnomeSlice with a dead trout
wrong answer!
8:15 PM
@Mana Oh, I thought you were commiserating with me.
I was not. I only do that with you during those dark lonely hours on Facebook.
God, why is there so many useless 'minimalist' writing applications
Buttons don't distract me, the internet does.
@Thomas I know, man. I know.
I'm getting stars today like they're going out of fashion.
8:21 PM
Me too, man. Me too.
You people are usually as hard to please as the average retail consumer.
@ThomasMcDonald Haven't you heard? It's all about hats nowadays!
@Thomas Here's a hint: they're all from GnomeSlice.
@Mana If you're talking about the buttons/internet/DISTACTION one, then unfortunately yes, that one came from me.
I know.
8:24 PM
Altitude looks a lot like Mini Squadron. I like Mini Squadron.
@GnomeSlice DISTACTION: dabbling in serious territorial action, conspiring to invoke ordinary napalm.
Also, you'll like this
I think
heh, distaction.
@Mana He didn't get the reference. I'm trying to find it.
8:28 PM
I'm joking.
@ThomasMcDonald Nice.
My ability to find decent remixes on SoundCloud is second-to-none
Which surprised my mates on Thursday
I'll see that, and raise you this excellent remix.
@ThomasMcDonald This isn't bad, but it doesn't really jump out at me.
@GnomeSlice you suck.
8:31 PM
@ThomasMcDonald I said it was good...
Just not great, at least I don't find it so.
It's good...
You know who else sucks, Thomas?
It made it into my favourites, at least.
@Mana @mana
Hitler. Hitler, Thomas.
that was uncalled for
@Mana I raise my left hand, party people say HEIIILLL
8:33 PM
we bros man
Anway, check out that remix @ThomasMcDonald. I've got to go do some things.
@Mana :
Godwin's law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies) is a humorous observation made by Mike Godwin in 1990 In other words, Godwin put forth the hyperbolic observation that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis. Godwin's law is often cited in online discussions as a deterrent against the use of arguments in the widespread Reductio ad Hitlerum form. The rule does not make any statemen...
@Mana sweet.
Also, I'm still annoyed I missed Pixie Lott ಠ_ಠ
I will forever find dubstep to be absolutely hilarious.
@Mana I will forever find your face to be absolutely hilarious.
8:41 PM
Thanks Arda!
That's not a compliment...
Can I take it as one?
Can I have a compliment as well?
@Mana No.
@ThomasMcDonald Your request is slightly bemusing but ultimately futile.
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