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huzza!
« on: September 04, 2008, 10:42:17 pm »
yep, i'm here too. eh... maybe that's not a good thing.
I figured I should start posting otherwise dj is going to become the #1 poster again!

If you haven't seen them yet, I've uploaded a few of my games to the downloads.
btw, I have to thank whoever uploaded the awesome animated screenshots. (dj?)
I tweaked the descriptions a bit so that the screenshots now link to the download.
(since it's easy to miss the .zip file displayed at the top of the page)

I haven't really given it much thought, but I plan on writing a tutorial explaining in depth the method of creating 4 level grayscale with xLIB. I'll also throw in scrolling backgrounds and a few other tricks that I think of. Now that I'm thinking about it, would anyone like to have a tutorial introducing how to create a basic AI? I'm not claiming to be an expert on the topic, but I do have a fair bit of experience with programming AI. It would be a challenge, more so than the xLIB tutorial, but I would enjoy attempting to put together a tutorial on AI. I guess at this point I'm only trying to bring new ideas to the table. Instead of writing a tutorial on a topic already covered, I'd rather set foot on uncharted territory.

Alright, classes have finally resumed for me, as it has for many of you as well. This will be my 2nd (and hopefully last) year at a community college. (cheap but very well known and accepted by almost all universities). After winter semester has ended, I hope (dang, that word is beginning to sound ominous) to transfer to university of michigan for a degree in electrical engineering and possibly a dual with mechanical engineering.

Since everyone is starting school again, I'm sure you'll all familiar with the standard "share something interesting about yourself" or "what did you do over summer vacation" presentation that's universally expected of all new students regardless of how cliché it has become. Normally I would be completely unprepared for this routine occurrence, however, this year I decided to be one step ahead of the game and prepared something interesting in advance. Being a notorious procrastinator, I finally completed my experiment involving clothes hanger wire and a 9000 volt step up transformer the day before school began just for the sake of being able to announce to the class something completely new and unexpected. And I guess I'm posting this now to say that my plan worked. After the 9th or 10th person announced their unenthusiastic dedication to soccer (or sports in general), I was able to declare that my summer had indeed not been wasted since I was able to build a 9000 volt jacob's ladder. It may sound special and difficult at first, but I assure you it is the easiest and fastest "creation" that can be done with high voltage. Simply connecting the two terminals of the transformer each to separate clothes hanger wire (straightened and stuck vertical on a board), an electric arc is formed between the two wires, first starting at the bottom of the wires and slowly rising until it breaks at the top with a crisp zap sound.

Ok, I suppose I'll end it here now that I've written the second longest post on the board so far (dj, why'd you have to write such a long resurrection post :P) So just let me know what you think about the tutorial stuff.

- nitacku.

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Re: huzza!
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 11:03:17 pm »
A gs tutorial and AI tutorial would be awesome, I still have my gs tutorial but it's only for 3 level and Omnicalc. CDI had a 4 lv one IIRC and Kalan did 5 lv once but it wasn't as much in depth and there were no tools to make the tiles back then.

ANyway welcome back I hope you do this and maybe more music later :)

I finally completed my experiment involving clothes hanger wire and a 9000 volt step up transformer
« Last Edit: September 04, 2008, 11:05:43 pm by DJ Omnimaga »
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Re: huzza!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 04:30:44 pm »
Glad to see you joined nitacku  :)
Don't worry, I'll try my best that DJ's at least numero dos  ;D

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Re: huzza!
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 05:08:22 pm »
@ Omnimaga: ITS OVER NIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNEEEEEEEE THHHOOOOOUSSSAAAAAAANNNNNNNDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Exactly what IS the point of making a 9000 volt jacobs ladder aside from the posibilty of electrocuting yourself silly? O_o
*Edit* Also, isn't it supposed to be "huzzah" instead of "huzza" ?

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Re: huzza!
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 07:57:01 pm »
Idk the idea, but I hope he wont electrocute himself tho because 9000 volts.... o.O
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Re: huzza!
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 08:55:40 pm »
Isn't the ampridge more important than the voltage? I mean, A VDG can let out 50,000V and it sure likes to do this but when you add ampridge  it's a different story  ;)

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Re: huzza!
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 01:45:05 pm »
lul.
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Re: huzza!
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008, 02:42:03 pm »
providing you don't electrocute yourself it's all good
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