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What to request from USA? February 19, 2017, 12:00 pm
My brother in USA wants to send us some presents. We can request what we want on Amazon. Is there anything in particular you guys would recommend? Like maybe some unique cookies that aren't sold elsewhere or whatever? Suggestions are very welcome.
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u mad Voros? February 19, 2017, 5:11 am

We Are Number One but its a Ghoul Forest 3 mod (idea only) February 18, 2017, 3:34 pm
I know its a dead meme and whatnot, but just imagine it.

Take a wad like Ghoul Forest 3, and replace all the horrifiying assets and creatures with the Robbie Rotten and his army. To me it makes perfect sense and sounds like a shitton of fun.

Just imagine playing as Sportadoomguy, throwing balls and dodging nets and banana peels, until Robbie Rotten sedates you and then in the second map you have to escape from a underground base with Robbies around every corner looking for Sportadoomguy. You escape the dungeon, and the third map has you in a final showdown against Robbie Rotten, and you have to use a cannon to dispatch him or to tear off massive amounts of health.

I know Ghoul Forest has only one map, but the fight against Robbies shouldn't just be limited to one boring park map. Bonus points if the game is still terrifiyng as shit even if you add all the silly stuff in.

I know it sounds like shit, but if the Mine Song got a playable wad, well...?
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Friday Night Special February 17, 2017, 6:59 pm
4 Pizzas!

Very yummy :D

The base (for all 4): 12dl wheat flour, 12dl rye flour, 5dl olive oil, 8dl water, 4 little bags of dry yeast, 2 spoonfuls of salt, half handful of marjoram, 4 spoonfuls of curry madras, half handful of cumin.

The filling (for all 4): 4 cans of tomato pyre, 500g crushed tomato, 500g passered (is this a word?) tomato, 3 red onions, 5 single clove garlics, 4 kiwi fruits, 8 slices of pineapple, 250g jalapeno, 400g chickpeas, 200g maize, 150g black olives, 200g sun dried tomatos, 1kg emmental-mozzarella, some left over cheddar, 250g bluecheese, and some more marjoram and curry madras on top of the cheese.

About 25 minutes in the oven in 225 celcius.

I ran a mile today. February 16, 2017, 7:19 pm
I started counting calories today because I'm getting a gut. I'm 195lbs at 6' but I feel like I should be at 170 at the most. Two cake donuts 600 calories. One can of mountain dew 170 calories. Chips and cheese sauce 200 calories. I'm up to 2,100 or so today. Fuck!

Anyway, my mile took 10:22. I used to do it in 6:40. Fuck.

Piper Maru
I've been around the Sun 32 times.... February 15, 2017, 8:30 pm
....hurtling through time and space at 66,000 miles an hour. Tethered to a burning sphere by an invisible force in an unfathomable universe.

Where does the time go? Well I had a little get together with the family, it was a pleasant time. Got some movies and music for gifts, it was nice. Just felt like sharing this.

Help building Playlist for work... February 15, 2017, 5:16 pm
Hi, I am putting together a playlist for work. The goal is to add as many songs as possible (I'd like to get to 300 soon). I work with special needs people and I guess I am looking for feel good/pretty songs, folksy songs or songs that aren't too poppy, edgy or loud. For example some songs I've added so far are:

Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Perfect Day by Lou Reed
We Shall Overcome, Little Boxes,If I had a hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn & Where have all the Flowers gone? by Pete Seeger
Old Dan Tucker by Bruce Springsteen (on Seeger Sessions album)
Secret Garden & Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen
This Land is your Land cover by Bruce Springsteen
Hero by Family of the Year
Fast Car and other favorites by Tracy Chapman
Hey Jack Kerouac and I hope I don't fall in love with you by 10,000 Maniacs
Thick as Thieves and other favorites by Natalie Merchant (mostly Ophelia album)
Cecilia, Bridge over Troubled Water, Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
Change of Time by Josh Ritter
Dreams by the Cranberries
The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band
Wish List by Pearl Jam
Send me on my way by Rusted Root
Run by Snow Patrol
Morning has Broken and other favorites by Cat Stephens
To Ramona by Bob Dylan
Fix You & The Scientist by Coldplay
Fighter Girl by Mason Jennings
Slow and Steady by Of Monsters and Men
One of these things first and Pink Moon by Nick Drake
Tis a gift to be simple by Penny Rodriguez
I found a way by First Aid Kit
Bad Moon Rising by Clearance Clearwater Revival (any other good songs by them?)
Hallelujah cover by Tori Kelly

New songs and oldies are welcome as the age range at my work is 18 to 74. I guess I prefer discovering new music to older music, but you can see some of the older artists I have a soft spot for and the sort of sound I like and theme I'm going for. I guess I'm also trying to avoid megahits such as Piano Man and American Pie (though they have the kind of sound I like).

I realize this is ...erm.. pretty much the wrong forum to be asking for musical advice of this ilk, but I know not everyone on here listens to doom-esque music, and for some reason I feel most comfortable posting here of any place (prolly something to do with the subject of the site and the fact that I've been posting here since 2000).

BTW, (unrelated to my list) I haven't really listened to Leonard Cohen's final (timely?) album, but I am listening to it right now. The arc of his voice over his career combined with the quality of his songwriting; how he is not considered one of the greatest artists of the era? I don't disagree with Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature, but surely Leonard Cohen is in the same company as Dylan? Never understood why L. Cohen isn't more popular or celebrated. This album is more haunting than Johnny Cash's "Hurt". I think it is safe to say it is the most haunting album I've heard.

It's as if all the wisdom of the world was contained in his voice and slowly revealed over the course of his life. Unlike other great artists, his final album was a perfect capstone to the profoundest legacy; as if he knew it was going to be his last album.

So I became an admin... February 14, 2017, 8:56 pm
So get this, on Xbox live there is a "Doom Community" group where Xbox players who are either part of this community or just fans of the game series/classic FPS games can chat, share clips, play games ect...

Anyway, I'm an admin there out of some miracle and now I get to play god to the antfarm, now I'm not gonna lie I am already having to enforce order there as some people seem to be unable to comprehend the simple rules of no; backseat moderation, being a dick, harassment and my personal favorite, keeping the content fucking relevant. I've been an admin there since the thing was 250ish members (now about 1212 members) and have dealt with many an issue, have yet to ban anyone though (although I came close to it when a guy unironically said he wanted to fuck MLP characters).

But whatever, if anybody on here that is also on Xbox turns up there who happens to read this, say hi and try not to be a dick as The Evilution is watching you.

OTEX resource WAD progress log February 12, 2017, 6:46 pm
I'm making a texture WAD
A few people have been given preview/alpha access. This thread serves to keep them up to date on the changes and additions that happen.

The WAD is not publicly available at this time. This is a work log, not a not a show-off thread.

I work on this only sporadically. There is no specific project being developed using these textures. I have some ideas and test them out in maps, but there's zero promise any of that will ever materialize. Making textures is a therapeutic endeavor.

Change logs, most recent at the top:

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Since this is the first change log entry, I should perhaps point out these are changes since Jan 28-ish:

  • Some SKY work:
  • —SKY3 is now chopped up to be vanilla friendly at 1024x200. Will update with a version where the hills don't have any grey in them, matching the warm sky better
  • —SKY5 now has an orange sky and warm light on the hills, also vanilla adapted at 1024x200 but needs non-vanilla sky transfer for usage
  • —SKY12 and SKY12B added, but might only use the latter with its grey sky. Both 1024x200
  • —SKY9 probably replaces SKY12 since it has a nice red-to-orange gradient that works even better. 1024x200 as usual. Some scattered orange pixels on the hills will be fixed in a later update
  • —SKY4 and SKY4B have been renamed SKY8 and SKY8B. Might kill these: Only 512x128 and the extremely limited yellow palette gives too much banding and artifacts
  • OCONCL was updated with a better type of bump shading to accentuate the contours slightly more
  • New: ODOORB series of wooden doors with satanic/occult symbols
  • New: ODOORC series of color coded (keyed) wood doors with gargoyle and pentagram
  • New: OBKMTA33 is a 64x64 version of this series
  • New: OBRCKO series 16px high bricks, 3 varieties. 256x128
  • New: OBRCKP series 16px high bricks, 3 varieties. 128x128. Also added as FLATs
  • New: ONDST E, F and G series. Those ending in 90 are 48/16/24/32/8px high so you can use them as trim for lots of stuff
  • New: OBKMTD, lot of variations of black metal with and without rivets
  • New: OSTCCA01, Quake-style stucco wall inspired by Bloodstain map18. Might do more variations later
  • New: OIROND54, this theme needed a 16x32 version
  • New: OBRCKL, 32px high bricks of rough stone, including dark, medium and hellish red versions plus black iron pentagram decorations
  • New FLAT: O3DMDB02, brown version of 01
  • New FLAT: ODIAGA02, light, clean grey version of 01
  • New FLATs: OMRBLD, 4 varieties of this hellish red marble theme
  • New FLATs: ODMNDA, 6 varieties of this diamond-based pattern
  • New FLATs: OBSKTA, 2 varieties of "basket weave" brick tiling
  • New FLATs: OQSLPA, 3 varieties of a Quake inspired 32x32 non-slip industrial floor. Not entirely happy with these yet, will refine later
  • New FLATs: OMRLTA, 3 colors of this intricate pattern. Intended for a palace type environment
  • New FLATs: OGRVLA, 2 variations on gravel. Probably needs more tweaking

250 FLATs, 473 texture patches.

Current focus
I began looking at some of the ideas and themes I did for Darkening E2 18 years ago, there are some good ideas there that could be revisited with my current skills. D2E2 also had a lot more bright textures which this set could use. All those old ones look like shit though, I will make new ones from scratch.

I spent some time looking at textures to migrate over from an older WAD. Some are now in OTEX but others need tweaking even be recreated from scratch. Goal is to have a close equivalent of everything from odiumres.wad in otex.wad eventually. (Derek, you're the only one that would care I guess :-)

Began working on some cleaner sci-fi techbase type panels. Slow progess, it's not my forte.

Some lights for both textures and FLATs are coming soon-ish.

Pure Hellspawn
Need a Valentines Day Surprise February 12, 2017, 1:07 pm
Well I just hit two years with the love of my life and I know she wants something special for Valentines Day. I could go with Flowers or box of chocolates or maybe even a Valentines-based Steam Game but I was wondering if there are any ideas that I could pursue that I may have not considered.
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