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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Spectere on August 16, 2019, 10:34:09 AM »
Indeed! I think the best part about it is that a lot of these little tricks is that most of them are a result of the game being able to run on a 386/486. :p
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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Bobbias on August 16, 2019, 02:57:01 AM »
I love that there's still so much complexity in a seemingly fairly simple FPS when it comes to speedrunning. Doom is one hell of a game.
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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Spectere on August 15, 2019, 03:16:40 PM »
I managed to nail the Zero Press on Doom 2 MAP15 last night:


It took a while to figure out the exact position to hit the switch, but after working that out it's surprisingly easy to do and fairly consistent.

The way you're supposed to do this is to fight through the yellow key area, which involves going through the inside area, hitting a switch to activate some stairs, then crawling up to the battlements and pressing a switch to open a door on the first floor, then collecting the blue key from inside the door. Along the way are some awkwardly placed enemies that tend to get in your way and make it difficult to do the necessary backtracking to get the blue key. It's slow enough that it's faster, easier, and more consistent to open up the secret exit and go through the first secret level.

The Zero Press (discovered by the runner Zero Master) takes advantage of several quirks of the Doom engine to hit the switch from the ground level.

First of all, height is not accounted for when checking for activation. If a switch is 10000 units above your head you can still press it as long as it's within your activation range. Second, two-sided linedefs do not block activation, making it trivial to hit switches through a ledge if they're positioned right (hitting the exit switch in E2M2 in the slime and activating the secret exit switch on E3M6 are two popular examples of this in action). The thing that's initially tricky about the MAP15 press, I suspect, is the distance between the player position outside of the "castle" area and the switch itself. The positioning is precise, but there's enough clues on the texture to help you line it up.

Basically, you go to the far wall, turn right, go right around the middle, find the fairly noticeable texture seam and move 3.5 texels to the right of that. Face the wall at such an angle that you move very slowly to the left, hold forward, and mash spacebar until you hear the switch press sound, then run into the castle, pick up the blue key, and complete the level normally.

Feels good, man.
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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« Last post by Spectere on August 01, 2019, 08:04:24 AM »
I need to play through Prime again. I actually started practicing speed strats in it (on the original 0-00 version, that is) several years back and was consistently able to do the early space jump, hive mecha skip, and a few boost ball bypasses. I should really get back into it at some point.

I also need to get through Prime 2 and Prime 3 (I still have a sealed copy of the latter for after I beat the former).
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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« Last post by vladgd on July 30, 2019, 04:12:01 PM »
13. Metroid Prime



LOOOOOOOOOOOONG time coming, played this when it was new, got to the windwaker part of the game where you have to collect the mcguffins to see the end, quit. Played again in 2008, got to the impact crater, seen the infiniately respawning metroids which are randomly immune to 3/4 of your weapons, said fuckkkkkk that, quit again.

FINISHED, DONE

Either way, great game, one of the best soundtracks in videogame history in my honest opinion, and iunno, who doesn't know metroid prime? It's gud.
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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« Last post by Bobbias on July 25, 2019, 11:45:31 AM »
Ok, that's definitely a new one for me. Never heard of something that messes the monitor up enough to persist past a reboot and require a power cycle on the monitor like that.
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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« Last post by vladgd on July 22, 2019, 11:42:52 PM »
Computer more or less runs fine, although that day 1 issue has crept up again.

New monitor, new game.

Dawn of War II, boot up, it's in an off resolution, works totally fine....alt tab, monitor dies.

Not, monitor turns black, or turns off, monitor dies. Persists after a system reboot, monitor is black unless I physically pull the power and re insert power. To be greeted by some windows boot issue requiring me to go into the boot menu of bios and override whatever.

I beat doom fine, I can play ff14 fine, diablo 3 had that monitor killing issue solved by changing resolution in nvidia menu first, but now Dawn of War II. I get not being able to display something, but killing my display outright, PAST POWERING DOWN MY MACHINE, I've never seen this before, and my google fu has yet to find me a solution.

Any ideas? It aint graphics drivers because that's the first thing I update upon a fresh boot, I know that for a fact.

*edit*

https://steamcommunity.com/app/20900/discussions/0/492379159707383210/

I launched game from folder, and it worked? But I also "optimize all games" from the nvidia thing, and it could have changed to my native 1440p resolution before boot? which wouldn't make sense because despite having the steam location for dawn of war 2 in my nvidia search, the game doesn't show up in my games list, so maybe the application is just bugged for displaying stuff I have yet still optimizes it?

I dont know, sf4 is still shot, but this one works, for now. Still don't know about that boot issue, easy solution, but feels like it randomly comes up on me, requiring a hitting of the restart button, mashing f2, and loading from bios.
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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Spectere on July 22, 2019, 10:02:06 AM »
I downloaded it years ago because of this video. RIP one of the better lets players on the internet, probably got a life or something.

Lives are overrated. id took them out of Doom, after all. :P

Gotta say, that mod looks pretty legit. I'm going to have to check that out.

And yeah, it is nice having an LPer who has a decent sounding mic setup and doesn't spend half of the video SCREAMING. IN. YOUR. EAR. I also like how he took the time to prep his videos for easy YouTube consumption and didn't just dump a bunch of massive 4 hour Twitch VODs on his channel. It's a shame he stopped.

Oh, yeah definitely need a setup if there's a chance of getting a WR.

I mean, in a pinch I could just get a USB 3 HDMI capture device, steal the webcam from my OctoPrint rig, hook up my mic, and call it a day. My PC is in the same room. It wouldn't be ideal, but it would work. :)
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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Bobbias on July 20, 2019, 02:22:22 AM »
The leaderboards are pretty barren. From what I've done so far it sort of seems like I could very well be on WR pace, haha. I need to get a recording/streaming solution together soon.

Oh, yeah definitely need a setup if there's a chance of getting a WR.
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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by vladgd on July 18, 2019, 08:41:09 PM »
I downloaded it years ago because of this video. RIP one of the better lets players on the internet, probably got a life or something.
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