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  1. Ralphis

    Sonic the Hedgehog franchise discussion

    SNES dork spotted
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    Sonic the Hedgehog franchise discussion

    I think I've brought this up before either on the forums or elsewhere in our community, but as a kid in the 90s, there is no doubt that Sega was the cooler system to have. Many kids had one or the other, some were lucky enough to have both, and nobody really cared which like early 2000s internet did. The Genesis had the edgier games. Be it the superior sports games, Road Rash, Mortal Kombat with blood, etc. To be candid AND entirely anecdotal, the dorkiest kids I remember in school not only usually had a SNES but they also obsessed over video games in a way that most kids with only a Sega did not. And guess what? Those SNES kids were starting up gaming websites several years later while the Sega kids just bought a PS2, played GTA3, and never thought about their Genesis again. History is written by the "winners" and most kids with Segas weren't online obsessing about emulators and games from 7 years ago when that early internet gaming culture started up. It's a generalization that I admit is from my own personal experience. There are surely exceptions, but it's my 2 cents on why the internet looked back and painted the Genesis as the "loser" of some great console war (even if it's not rooted in reality). Exclusive Bonus content: Genesis soundchip > SNES soundchip
  3. Bad take of the week award
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    UMAPINFO "episode" Unspecified Behaviour Resolution

    Tagging @Death Egg and @killingblair, as they put in varying degrees of work on Odamex's umapinfo implementation.
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    Vanilla Doom smooth weapons

    @Keyboard_Doomer was who had helped find the desyncing demos in the different complevels. They were incredibly helpful. Their list is what helped me find that frame on the SSG for vanilla demos. He wasn't able to provide insight into why, but he was able to provide lists of which demos broke. For some reason Discord wiped out our DM so I wasn't able to go back and look at it again. How I solved the location of the desync on the doom2 demo we went through was playing back the demo with and without vsmooth. Then I played them side by side and watched for where the desync occurred. If it happens off camera, it could be an issue but given that vsmooth only affects weapons, I think you'd be like to find it that way
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    Vanilla Doom smooth weapons

    @Scuba Steve I haven't had a ton of time to follow up since then, but to my knowledge complevel9 problem was never solved.
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    Vanilla Doom smooth weapons

    I recommend DECOHACK, especially if you have any experience writing DECORATE lumps for zdoom.
  8. Ralphis

    What do you think about Wikipedia?

    Well, in my opinion, Wikipedia (/ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdiə/ (listen) wik-ih-PEE-dee-ə or /ˌwɪki-/ (listen) wik-ee-) is a multilingual free online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers through open collaboration and a wiki-based editing system. Its editors are known as Wikipedians. Wikipedia is the largest and most-read reference work in history. It is consistently one of the 10 most popular websites ranked by Similarweb and formerly Alexa; as of 2022, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the world. It is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, an American non-profit organization funded mainly through donations. On January 15, 2001, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia. Sanger coined its name as a blend of "wiki" and "encyclopedia". Wales was influenced by the "spontaneous order" ideas associated with Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian School of economics after being exposed to these ideas by Austrian economist and Mises Institute Senior Fellow Mark Thornton. Initially available only in English, versions in other languages were quickly developed. Its combined editions comprise more than 59 million articles, attracting around 2 billion unique device visits per month and more than 17 million edits per month (1.9 edits per second) as of November 2020. In 2006, Time magazine stated that the policy of allowing anyone to edit had made Wikipedia the "biggest (and perhaps best) encyclopedia in the world". Wikipedia has received praise for its enablement of the democratization of knowledge, extent of coverage, unique structure, culture, and reduced degree of commercial bias; but criticism for exhibiting systemic bias, particularly gender bias against women and alleged ideological bias. The reliability of Wikipedia was frequently criticized in the 2000s, but has improved over time, as Wikipedia has been generally praised in the late 2010s and early 2020s. The website's coverage of controversial topics such as American politics and major events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has received substantial media attention. It has been censored by world governments, ranging from specific pages to the entire site. In April 2018, Facebook and YouTube announced that they would help users detect fake news by suggesting fact-checking links to related Wikipedia articles. Articles on breaking news are often accessed as a source of frequently updated information about those events.
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    Action Doom: Rampage Edition

    New contest please. I need a new shirt.
  10. Post your current essay / presentation
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    Hell-Forged Episode II (WIP)

    Beyond top tier work
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    Doomworld has been compromised.

    No Netscape, no shield. Got ya, Doomworld.
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    How is life in the USA?

    Counter-points: Jug handle intersections. WTF is going on here? Landfills everywhere The turnpike above exit 6 or 7 It's home to the worst football teams in the country and the residents don't even have the guts to tell them not to claim they're in "New York" The taxes are ridiculously high. I imagine the highest in the country. I'm not opposed to this in general but having spent a ton of time in NJ, I don't think they're getting their money's worth. You probably don't make more than you would in Philly or NYC (many are commuting to work there anyway). Let's talk more about taxes. Used to have cheap gas because their gas tax was very low. They raised it and the roads never got noticeably better. Half of the roads are tolled. NJ DOT stinks Camden Newark Airport stinks Can't fill up your own vehicle with gas. Some dumbass in Ramsey NJ scratched my truck up once. The Jersey Devil could appear and murder you at any time, without notice An entire coastline of brown ocean water. Dirtiest beaches on the east coast Concessions: Northwest NJ is beautiful
  14. Nominating @MTrop for this year's code award for his work on the DoomTools suite. He continues to improve and evolve it, and the DECOHACK tool in particular is a paradigm shift in how to quickly and easily write very complicated Dehacked patches. Deserving work without question.
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    What source ports fix the buggy blockmap?

    Odamex has had it for about 10+ as an option. sv_blockmapfix is the variable, which is off by default. Many servers run with it enabled though