Finger info for zakk@icculus.org...


Samsung finally sent me a replacement hard disk. They definately don't
have their shit together like maxtor though, this thing came in a box
that is falling apart. No idea what to do with 160 gigs (total) of hard
disk space.

Though I do plan to switch back to this hard disk, which is faster and
quieter, not that hard disks are particularly loud in the first place
(at least the slower maxtor isn't).
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Geez, been up all night playing Vice City.
My assets:
Boat place, Strip club, Cab company, Mansion, Ice Cream Factory, some
shack on the island with the arena on it.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
I failed the road test again :|
Paraport parking is such a bitch with a fricken huge van.
The instructor was better than the last guy though.
The last guy was some lunatic who refused to talk during the thing.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
I got Vice City at BB after costco screwed me over (apparently they
weren't planning on sending it any time soon). It's a great game.
Yes some of the magic is gone, it's no longer as brilliant to have
such an enviroment, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun.

I spent my first hour or so just screwing around in the city. Found
one hidden package. Died a lot, got busted a couple times. Had lots of
fun flying the RC plane over the city. The bikes are a whole lot of fun
too. I can't believe the beaches are /that/ huge. All the east coast
beaches I've been to have been a short jog from the street to the water
. Whereas the beaches in VC seem like a mile from the street to the
water, in some places, anyway.

Anywho, I'll play some more and maybe give a little mini-review, not
that there aren't many more out there.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
<Crusader> they could hook up stalin's corpse to a turbine and power
moscow his body must be spinning so fast based on how far pravda has
fallen
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Sci-Fi channel needs to play less pseudo-non-fiction and more
science-fiction. The pseudo-non-fiction stuff is just silly.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
So 10.2.2 is out. The update is freaking huge though, 24 megs!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Funny, I have gaim-0.59.5 installed, and gentoo thinks I need to
'upgrade' to gaim-0.59.3...
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
<jvalenzu> I'm like hanoi jane but with less upper body strength
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.icculus.org/projects/oes/oes-osx.tar.bz2
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
YES!
I got OES to run on OS X!
Figured out the problem, for some reason I didn't have the bitmap files
in my bin dir. So stupid that I don't have it printing an error for
that.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Hmm, no good. Getting a Bus Error on the crash, linked to
SDL_ConvertSurface....
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Holy Fuck!
It runs!
It even displays the logo screen /before/ crashing!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Holy Fuck.
I just got OES to compile on the mac for the first time!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.timedoctor.org/~zakk/why_rq3_rules-part_tres.jpg
Fun note: RQ3/punkbuster/whatever keeps losing my fullscreen setting
(off).
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Fun weekend. Drove from PA -> NY. Found out when I got there that
my license/permit/whatever was still in PA.

So now TARDIS.MAC is in the back of my van and the stupid hatch won't
open...
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Does anyone know any reputable C64 hardware vendors, as in ones that
use a real CC system and all?
I just want to get some cables, and maybe some kind of ethernet (if
that exists)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Finished Medal of Honor: Front Line finally.
It's a good game, a bit cheap near the end, but otherwise.
Sure I wish I could have used a keyboard and mouse, but I think I may
change my key config for FPS' in general due to playing it.
The two-sticks approach taught me a little bit more about turretting
properly in FPS', it's hard to explain.
Basically, right now I'm using mouse1 for foward, mouse2 for back in
all my FPS', but in the future I think I'll move it to the more
conventional W=foward S=back, et cetera...

But I digress.
The framerate can get really shitty when they pile on the smoke and
explosions.
There are some really fun points though, like if you use an MG-42,
nazis will appear from nowhere for you to mow down.
The weapons are pretty fun, though they hold you back pretty often due
to the poor control close-in. The last level itself is terribly
annoying when you can't properly deal with the number of foes that are
coming out of the woodwork without resorting to just not killing them.

The end in-engine stuff is great, without spoiling the plot, it's quite
nice given the limitations imposed. However the final history-channel-
like cinematic is terrible. To top it off they invite you to play
whatever other Medal of Honor games are available.

It's definately far superior to the crap they tossed on a disc and
called "Red Faction 2". I admit that I've only played the demo disc
Volition provided, but it would take a bloody miracle for the rest
of the RF2 content to not be poop.

-zakk
zakk@timedoctor.org

TODO:
Get Job
Get GED
Get Drivers License
Going for my license on the 16th.
Still need to do some parking
Clean up Bugzilla...
done?
Learn C 9.5%
Finish Secret Article X, for selling to one of the Linux rags.
need to fix secret game Y so it is compiled staticly first.
Clean up the Quake2 webspace/logo
---------Other Shit-------
More bitstream webspace cleanup?
Perhaps when bitstream actually gets updated :)
Mistwall website 1%
Config program for Mistwall 0%
Get a Mac, so I can dick around with slackintosh/maybe help out a bit
-got a Mac, need CD burning capability.
---------ORBITAL EUNUCHS SNIPER TODO---------
moved to https://bugzilla.icculus.org/


When this .plan was written: 2002-11-22 00:25:19
.plan archives for this user are here (RSS here).
Powered by IcculusFinger v2.1.27
Fatal signal: ktxbye (SDL Parachute Deployed)