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  • Is there something about me that screams "Degica Employee?" For not the first time, I've been contacted about answering a purchase-related question. Yes, I pointed them in the right direction.


    ...it's just odd.
    Yikes. MV tilesets make the window for my tileset builder a LOT bigger... 1157 x 929 appears to be the smallest I can really get it. I might be able to make it narrower, but... I don't really want to complicate the tile placement area with scrollbars.
    Even my chicken soup stock has artificial flavour?? Come on... I'm trying to avoid this stuff. It's everywhere!
    taarna23
    taarna23
    I know... but I WAS making food for myself... It was friggin' soup stock, for crying out loud. Having a sick day and just wanted some nice egg drop soup.


    Also, I don't live in the US, so... I dunno, lol.
    UNphiltered_khaos
    UNphiltered_khaos
    :o Now I am very sad...
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Me too... the other option at the store was all flavouring - this at least had chicken fat in the chicken stock like one would expect...


    I think this weekend I will be raiding the bulk food store.
    Phew... it's... done. Soon nobody will have an excuse on why their project didn't have a backup... not that I expect it will make much difference, sadly. :|
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    A tutorial on using Bitbucket and SourceTree. Proper version/revision control.
    BoredSoul
    BoredSoul
    Ah....


    Atlassian is great.
    Vox Novus
    Vox Novus
    Nice work, taarna it looked very in-depth. Yeah, if some people can't even be bothered to pop a flash drive in or upload it through media fire/dropbox every once in a blue moon I don't know if they would really follow it. I'm sure for many though it will be a wonderful option with which you gave them detailed instructions to follow.
    For those that think the commercial VS non-commercial licensing is simple, and black-and white... http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/creative-commons-licenses-under-scrutiny-what-does-noncommercial-mean/


    TL;DR - Company that makes free (with attribution) teaching materials for schools is suing FedEx... because they're making money printing the materials (likely at the schools' request). Seriously, the printing service part of FedEx charges money regardless of what is being printed. They are charging for the printing service, not the material being printed.


    Even so... It shows that we all must tread carefully when using CC-licensed materials.
    Zeriab
    Zeriab
    It might just be a case of suing to protect their IP.


    I know seems foolish, and it is foolish as well. A bug, so to speak, is present in the US legal system. You may have a situation where you will almost certainly loose if you sue, yet not suing may significantly weaken your rights further down the line.


    To me this case feels a bit like that. I wouldn't be surprised if Great Minds do not actually expect to win.


    *hugs*
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Except that it's trademarks that need to be defended or lost - not licensing terms or copyrights. I feel like someone in Great Minds' legal department has no clue what they're doing.
    Vox Novus
    Vox Novus
    @taarna23 Oh, okay got you that makes far more sense. Still feel there is not much of a case here if you ask me. 
    ...wha? I got... a twitter follower? I don't even... I'm so confused.
    Vox Novus
    Vox Novus
    Clearly you've made it big; getting followers without even trying.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Sure. Followers. Like the government of North Korea. Those kinds of followers.
    Arcmagik
    Arcmagik
    I made one for game dev otherwise I avoided twitter like the plague. I don't have to many followers yet so... who knows if it is worthwhile.
    Tired of seeing so many "OMG I lost everything now what" threads. Writing a tutorial on Bitbucket and SourceTree.


    Would like to take a moment to remind developers that your first responsibility is the safety of your project. That's right, first. As soon as you answer "No" to "Do you have a backup?" you are not a responsible developer.


    Nobody can change this but you, however, I am writing a tutorial to make this an easier thing to do. I hope to release it this weekend before I fully dive back into my tileset builder project. And no, it isn't checked into revision control yet, but it does exist in 3 physically distinct locations that get updated daily, and a fourth one that gets updated weekly.


    /rant
    Feeling a little burned out on my present game work... I suppose it's time to see if I still remember any C# and get back to work on the tileset builder.
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    mlogan
    mlogan
    I'm chuckling at your conversation with yourself. But hang in there, you got this.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    I'm glad I could entertain! After going "Visual Studio? Hey, I remember this thing!" and then looking at my code, stowing it in a "reference only" folder, my last little bit of lunch was spent making a brand new project, renaming the main code file and dropping in some folders and the VX Ace background grids. Later tonight I'll get some work done towards it and the properly commit it to revision control.


    Parts of my old code I can still use (and will need to), hence the reference folder, but it is somewhat refreshing to start in something new. For anyone curious that ends up here - yes, it will support MV, and still support VX/Ace, and still support XP tiles for use in VX/Ace. It just might be a little while. Or a lot while. I don't know.
    Artificer
    Artificer
    nice
    I'm wiped. Work + mortgage stuff + student loan website being down... It's only Monday, and Monday's not even done, but I sure am...
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    GoodSelf
    GoodSelf
    Sorry you're having a rough day  :stare:  it will get better!  :guffaw:


    taarna23
    taarna23
    I know, it will. Probably not for a couple months, though, lol. Moving is rough, even when your address isn't changing. Maybe even moreso. But, nothing worth doing is ever easy, and this is certainly worth doing. I just keep picturing myself in my new place, and that makes things better. No less exhausted, but better.


    Also, that is the cutest dang picture. That needs to be on shirts, I swear.
    Ha! Neighbour tore down my fence and moved my shed because it was in "his" yard... Landlord determines that the area in question plus a little more is actually my yard.


    Good old Karma beatdown. Sometimes life is fair.
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    TriceratopsX
    TriceratopsX
    Your neighbor sounds like a (pardon my language) rear end in a top hat, I'd do a little more than just have bright Christmas lights. (cue evil laugh  :guffaw: )
    kovak
    kovak
    "Isn't it why vuvuzelas still exists?"


    Sounds like it's easier to replace it yourself instead of waiting your sweety pants neighbour do it.
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    Funny stuff. Love these crazy stories. I have many of my own. :D
    Man. Tiny things are getting me irrationally frustrated today. I need to go back to bed.
    Simon D. Aelsi
    Simon D. Aelsi
    If theyre internet-based, maybe you should log off for the rest of today. (If your job isn't on a computer, that is)
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Meh, it's pretty much everything. Pretty sure I just need a decent night's sleep. ...plus I'll probably be feeling better overall in a couple days because... reasons.
    New residence: selected. Size: fits. Gas line: movable. Mortgage: in progress. And daunting.
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    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    That cozy-looking cabin-trailer?
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Yes! Any other options would need to be built, take at least 3 months to do so, and basically none of them have a bathtub AND a washer/dryer. I have no idea why!


    My daughter may hate the room she'll be stuffed in when visiting. Never has "bed room" been more true.


    Now I just really hope I qualify for the mortgage... and that they'll let me throw a couple cat trees worth of cost on top of it because I'd like non-shredded furniture, and they'd like some window seats.
    Well. I'm starting to think my street is haunted. I keep hearing a woman crying outside (street side, no homes across the street), but I look, and there's no one out there. The nearest homes are not close enough for me to be hearing it through the street-facing window and through the noise of the window fan.
    Euphony
    Euphony
    o__o


    Welp, time to move to a new continent.
    KanaX
    KanaX
    Moved in a new apartment. Keep hearing steps that clearly come from inside the house, but I live alone.
    BoredSoul
    BoredSoul
    Through my experience,I can only say one thing.


    RUN FAR AWAY,GATHER ALL YOUR STUFF,SETTLE IN A NICE HOME IN CANADA AND NEVER RETURN.


    But in all,seriousness,don't worry.I always get scared of this paranormal stuff but I try to remember that they are not real.I don't know what's going on but don't let it get to you.Leaving your home isn't worth fleeing from a nonexistent creature you are fearing.Well,unless,it's a brilliant home.Then JUST DO IT!
    THIS is why I love small, old-school sprites:





    Thinking pose. Also useful for "let me see that!" and "omnomnom"
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    Good point!
    NeoFantasy
    NeoFantasy
    Also looks like laughing and maybe even shy poses to me.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Oh, maybe! I could tint the face for shy/embarrassed, and add some motion for laughing. I was wondering what I was going to do for that one; there's not a lot of face room to draw in. Thanks!!
    Thanks Canada Post! My copy of Exploding Kittens got lost in a Vancouver sorting centre for 2 weeks.
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    Yeah, my heating bill is going to go through the floor. I want this sucker in before winter. Or some other similar.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    wow, look at all those windows - you'll have almost 360 views in that!  But it won't be very well insulated, so if you get really hot or really cold, could be an issue.  Something small is fine for one person on their own, if they haven't collected a lot of stuff.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    It's Canadian-built, so even the windows will be done well. Heck, if they're done right, windows barely feel so much as cool in the winter.
    I've been debating turning a project into an experiment - how far can a game go on free, available for commercial use resources? Dig hard enough and there's some serious quality out there. Could be interesting, haha.
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    Leon Kennedy
    Leon Kennedy
    Ross Bugden on youtube has tons of royalty free bgm over 62 songs now I believe, audioblocks has a ton of royalty free sfx that even has a nice feature where you can search by category from the very start so you waste no time finding what you are looking for. Good luck :)
    taarna23
    taarna23
    Ehh... there's a difference between "free" and "royalty free." The latter generally costs money (as is the case with AudioBlocks), which would defeat the point of attempting to create a game using only free resources. As is, I have access to a pile of SFX resources I can use, but I forked over money for 'em.
    Leon Kennedy
    Leon Kennedy
    Ah okay did know that about audioblocks but ross's is completely free hes been asked millions of times if they can use for commercial its always yes. I was trying to express that but with all the definitions of "free" its hard to tell anymore but his is legit free haha. Ah okay well good luck again.
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