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  1. That's a great effect! I wonder if it might look better with a brighter liquid flat, though, since it's casting light on the rest of the scene.
  2. I don't mind it, but I do prefer for the music to be something original composed for that wad, rather than just borrowed from someplace else. It seems a bit gratuitous when such a huge percentage of the filesize is something that wasn't actually made for that wad. (I'm not really going to complain, though, as long as the music is good and the wad is worthwhile!)
  3. Extreme Weapons Pack is a comedy masterpiece.
  4. Happy birthday to my favorite IWAD!
  5. I haven't sought out any albums I've disliked this year, so here are three that left a big impression on me! Danger - 太鼓 Danger's long-awaited album debut is some amazing cinematic electronic music. I don't know if you'd call it synthwave or electro or what, but it's moody and it's delicious as heck. Guided By Voices - How Do You Spell Heaven GBV put out two albums this year, and they were both damn good. This is the shorter and punchier of the two, and it's packed with great tunes from front to back. Neil Cicierega - Mouth Moods I've put out some new music of my own this year too so I'm going to shamelessly self-promote here: (Here's the rest of the EP on Bandcamp)
  6. Game mods allow publishing companies to profit off of the unpaid work of their fans, whose creations extend the shelf life of their games. For that reason alone, game mods probably are not going anywhere.
  7. Eternity is my go-to port for playing pretty nearly anything. I've used it since forever and it's comfy and powerful. Chocorenderlimits is my other favorite, an absolute godsend for testing vanilla compatibility and investigating overflows. Its massive importance to modern vanilla projects can't be understated.
  9. I'm sorry but what? If you have complaints with moderation or with how someone is handling themselves on the forum, please take it to the staff directly instead of dragging your dirty laundry out here.
  10. @Memfis they're good textures Memphis
  11. Doomguy has become quite radioactive there I see :(
  12. FWIW, the Blogs forum has been replaced with Status Updates.
  13. I'm not sure why there are two threads for this now, but... To start out with, you could cut the filesize in half by using 16-bit instead of 32-bit audio. The CD audio standard is 16 bits at a 44.1kHz sample rate, and there's really no need for higher than that for the vast majority of situations. (Also: is the music your own? If not, it's most likely been upsampled to 32-bit, anyway, which is like blowing up a bitmap image to twice its size so you have bigger pixels.) Regarding something you mentioned in your other thread: RAR is a lossless format. Any general-purpose data compression formats like zip or 7z are this way, and need to be in order to work. You can easily confirm this by compressing an EXE and confirming that it still runs, or compressing a few sentences of text and confirming that all the words and punctuation are where they're supposed to be ;)
  14. I haven't seen Nyanko Days, but you're definitely on the right track with Yuru Yuri. Its characters are a lot of fun, and the first two seasons are some great madcap comedy. For other happy and lighthearted stuff: Non Non Biyori is fantastic. Its mood is the most reminiscent of Azumanga Daioh of all the slice-of-life anime I've seen, especially in terms of its sedate pacing, but I think Non Non Biyori is overall actually quite an improvement over Azumanga. Hidamari Sketch is really comfy, there's a lot of it (four seasons and some OVAs), and it just gets better and better as it goes on. I assume you've already seen Nichijou, but if not, get on that one for sure. Absurdist comedy paired with a lot of heart, and tons of spectacular animation.