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by onpon4
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Paying For online Multiplayer
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Paying For online Multiplayer

No, not releasing a server program you have the copyright to, running a fan server. If the developer of the game releases the server program under a libre license (presumably the GNU AGPL), then anyone is free to do whatever they wish with that program. That's what I'm talking about: keeping everyo...
by onpon4
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Paying For online Multiplayer
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Paying For online Multiplayer

Then when it's no longer profitable and it's time to shut the server down, they could release the server program (again, with full source code under a libre license) so that fans can run their own servers. That is actually technically illegal. If releasing a server program you hold the copyright to...
by onpon4
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Paying For online Multiplayer
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Paying For online Multiplayer

This is basically saying "Hey! Internet pirates, now you don't have to pirate games, you've just got to make your own servers" Making your own server, when you don't have the server program, is much harder than breaking some DRM in a program you have and then distributing copies of the cracked prog...
by onpon4
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Paying For online Multiplayer
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Paying For online Multiplayer

You know, if you're not paying for access to the servers they have to spend money to keep running, you're going to pay for it elsewhere. Could be increased cost of copies, making the game unplayable without buying extras, ads, or what have you. You can't expect everything to just be given to you. If...
by onpon4
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: What if Super Mario Bros never existed?
Replies: 58
Views: 5643

Re: What if Super Mario Bros never existed?

That wasn't a new thing in 1985... even if you discount games like Donkey Kong, there's Pitfall, Adventure, Ghostbusters, and... E.T. Don't even get me started on the PC games available at the time. The "distinction" of Super Mario Bros was that it was a reasonably advanced and fun game that was bun...
by onpon4
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: What if Super Mario Bros never existed?
Replies: 58
Views: 5643

Re: What if Super Mario Bros never existed?

That's exactly what I was thinking. ;) Gotta contrast the good with the bad, y'know.
by onpon4
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: What if Super Mario Bros never existed?
Replies: 58
Views: 5643

Re: What if Super Mario Bros never existed?

I wouldn't have been born. 9/11 wouldn't have happened. Windows may have never been developed. Linux may have never been developed. Dexter's Laboratory would have never been made. Samurai Jack would have never been made. Johnny Test would have never been made. I think you get the idea. Pretty much n...
by onpon4
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Modern 8-bit games thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Modern 8-bit games thread

I guess you're right He isn't: * Terraria and Super Meat Boy are not "16-bit". The binaries are 32-bit and/or 64-bit. * The NES is not capable of displaying 256 colors. It has a pre-defined palette of 54 colors that could be chosen from, with some additional restrictions due to limitations of the h...
by onpon4
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Modern 8-bit games thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Modern 8-bit games thread

You seem to be confused about the term "8-bit". Just because the polygon textures are low-res that doesn't mean they are 8-bit. Terraria? Super Meat Boy? 8-bit Hero? Nope. Those aren't 8-bit. The first two fit the 16-bit category because that's what they are. 8-bit color graphics is a method of sto...
by onpon4
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Worst Computer Virus?
Replies: 100
Views: 14200

Re: Worst Computer Virus?

Ouch! btw, I would recommend getting some screen capture software that's not free to download, imo! :roll: I don't know anything about CamStudio specifically, but it's unreasonable to generalize about all gratis programs based on it. It could be that the links to download CamStudio binaries either ...
by onpon4
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: NES "Difficulty"
Replies: 20
Views: 2613

Re: NES "Difficulty"

It still is though. I don't think you understand what I meant. Lost Levels was not released in the United States or Europe for the NES. It was only released in Japan, for the Famicom. Sure, the hardware is identical, but that doesn't change the fact that this game was not a part of the NES library ...
by onpon4
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: NES "Difficulty"
Replies: 20
Views: 2613

Re: NES "Difficulty"

Also, why hasn't anyone brought up Lost Levels?
Probably because it's not a NES game. Also, the only version that was released outside of Japan (in All-Stars) was much fairer.
by onpon4
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: NES "Difficulty"
Replies: 20
Views: 2613

Re: NES "Difficulty"

Simple, really: early implementations of game ideas almost never get everything right. But at the same time, if they're good enough, they impress people in the context of the time they were released. Then they get fondly remembered by the people who grew up with them.
by onpon4
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: The NES30 Pro Game Controller
Replies: 14
Views: 1636

Re: The NES30 Pro Game Controller

I would hope so! Any controller even remotely worth its salt had better work with anything that supports a standard controller. To be fair, though, the reviews suggest that this particular controller is anything but standard. One Mac user commented that it only works in some sort of incomplete keybo...
by onpon4
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: The NES30 Pro Game Controller
Replies: 14
Views: 1636

Re: The NES30 Pro Game Controller

Neither... it's a PC controller. What gave you the impression that it works on a NES? By the way, there's nothing particularly novel about this. There are several similar controllers available. There are also some quite bad reviews of it on Amazon. I would just go for one of those USB NES controller...
by onpon4
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: What is America's worst social problem?
Replies: 95
Views: 12283

Re: What is America's worst social problem?

Well that's what we've been trying I can't say I agree with that statement. In recent memory, I've seen nothing but an expansion of hysteria over supposed racism and sexism. The solution would be to solve the problems like the ones you've outlined to overall low the fear of racism. In terms of prob...
by onpon4
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: What is America's worst social problem?
Replies: 95
Views: 12283

Re: What is America's worst social problem?

That's why racism is a bigger factor, because it's the easy answer when there is no concrete answer, in addition to the situations where it is the answer. It really colors expectations and consequences more than I think you imagine, and the conditions of the racial minorities can be improved, first...
by onpon4
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: What is America's worst social problem?
Replies: 95
Views: 12283

Re: What is America's worst social problem?

If you do not believe me, then try telling me right now that incidents like Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement wasn't had nothing to do with racism. This is a strawman. I never said that racism doesn't exist. I only said that I don't think racism is the primary driving factor behind the f...
by onpon4
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: What is America's worst social problem?
Replies: 95
Views: 12283

Re: What is America's worst social problem?

Men are still significantly advantaged over women in many practical situations of life. Situations such as...? there's nothing worse than getting ignored by other people in a group activity because you're the only black girl there. If that is your worst experience, you must be incredibly privileged...
by onpon4
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: What is America's worst social problem?
Replies: 95
Views: 12283

Re: What is America's worst social problem?

Statistically, women are raped by men more than any other combination of genders, True. Also, statistically, men are killed more than women. which would indicate some kind of sexual bias. Untrue. We don't know the reason, but if we're going to speculate, I would speculate that it has more to do wit...

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