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  1. Manuel-K

    Why Eternity

    And it's gone: https://github.com/bradharding/doomretro/commit/d9cebae42bd50237c09c00024c239f5befa3ff9c
  2. Manuel-K

    Tweaking Freedoom guy's face

    The new hair is nice, but I prefer the chin/beard of Ferk's version.
  3. Manuel-K

    YouTube Monetization Rules are Stupid

    You're right. That is annoying. And it seriously baffles me. Not why the youtuber would include the names, but why anyone would want his/her name included in a video. I always request that my donation/monetary support is kept anonymous.
  4. Manuel-K

    British or American spelling?

    The most horrible mixture is committed by German sports journalists/players/wannabe experts on television. They keep saying “sie haben gekämpft und gefightet” (they fought and fought). I'm not sure if they feel like they have subject the verb fight to German grammar rules of if they ran out of synonyms, but it's impossible to watch a soccer game on TV without hearing that sentence (or something very close). That's only one example, but it's a very common one during the world cup. Like @ETTiNGRiNDER, I'm sure that the barrier between AE and BE disappear completely. Another weird issue that's all over the place in Germany is that most people seem to stop using hyphens (very, very important in German if you don't want to concatenate nouns directly). I blame smart phones and the suggested corrections by search engines and spell checkers that suggest splitting all compound words.
  5. Manuel-K

    British or American spelling?

    Slightly OT, because it's not strictly about spelling: There are some brilliant British words out there: e.g. arse (already mentioned by @scalliano), shag, snog and floggle toggle (yes, I know “The Navy Lark”).
  6. Manuel-K

    British or American spelling?

    If you take reddit as an example, you can see lots of sloppy spelling (e.g. could/should of instead of could/should have) done by users that claim that they are from the USA. And some people type in a way that suggests that they type as they speak. At school I, too, was taught BE. I've read most of the Terry Pratchett novels in BE, but the prevalence of AE spelling all over the internet has pushed my spelling into a bizarre mixture of both. I prefer -or to -our and -ized to -ised, but I think I mostly stay on the BE side of things for the rest.
  7. Manuel-K

    Most Recent TV series you last saw

    I'm currently watching Death in Paradise. It is somewhat predictable, but what crime drama isn't, but the setting is nice and Kris Marshall's performance is brilliant. Sadly he left after series 6. I'm not sure if I'll keep watching the later episodes without him.
  8. Manuel-K

    Tweaking Freedoom guy's face

    No, I like @Ferk's version of the Karl Urban inspired face. Although I'm not completely happy with the eyes, it's certainly better than many of the other graphics/sprites. And I'm generally not in favour of throwing something that is good (not perfect) away and starting over again and again without a good reason. There are so many sprites of questionable quality that need touching up/editing/redoing without anyone capable and willing on the horizon after @raymoohawk disappeared. It's sad. Until then there was so much visible progress that it felt like it was only a short time till all sprites would be in an acceptable state.
  9. Manuel-K

    Tweaking Freedoom guy's face

    I'm not sure. Without the outline it looks more natural, but the outline makes the head stand out from the rest of the HUD.
  10. Manuel-K

    Tweaking Freedoom guy's face

    Very nice. That's a huge improvement.
  11. It's interesting how highly subjective sound design is. I love Quake 1's sounds and (non xp) music. Quake 3's sounds. Doom 1/2's sounds are great, too. Half-Life 1 has some good sounds as well (and I hate that Black Mesa has different sounds). IMO the game with the most disappointing weapon sounds is Doom 3. The pistol, the machine gun and the shotgun sound incredible weak. Duke3d's pistol sounds horrible – although all sounds in the game suffers from the heavy compression.
  12. Manuel-K

    What Video Game Are You Currently Playing?

    Ditto. I would install it now if I wasn't so tired.
  13. Manuel-K

    What if Classic Doom had permadeath?

    That's a good idea. Without some kind of checkpoints it would be unbearable. I'm still not convinced that permadeath works for games with a static enemy/item/geometry layout… but it's easy to play any game as if it had permadeath, so I'm not sure that it's worth the effort to implement it in the game.
  14. Manuel-K

    Favorite Source Port?

    Same question – same answer. GZDoom, DOOM Retro and Zandronum. I don't want to reiterate the reasons.
  15. That's the first thing I do each time you release a new version. Glowing textures might seem like a good idea at first, but they break too many levels.