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Posts posted by Quasar

  1. I will not be running any newer version of Windows on my personal hardware until they go back to making a regular software OS, and not SaaS bullshit loaded down with adware, spyware, and malware right out of the gate. You know, just last month I believe it was an ex-contractor blew the whistle on the fact that Cortana has been recording things it's not supposed to from millions of computers. His job was listening to it. This is what you have in your house, and even if you turn it off in the much-lauded settings, it keeps running always - why is that?


    I prefer an OS that didn't require a few hours of tweaking settings that pretend to turn off all the phoning home in the first place. Call it paranoia if you want, but it seems to me that everybody has been frog-in-the-potted with this stuff. Back in the 00's people would have thought it was insane if you suggested a mainstream OS would be doing the things that Windows 10 does to its users with impunity.

  2. 4 hours ago, Jon said:


    Is the Steam SDK under an NDA?


    Sort of, sort of not. I really don't get the situation around it. The API is pretty much public knowledge but when you get licensed to use it, it still comes with all the boilerplate language you'd expect for an NDA. It's kind of dumb.

  3. 26 minutes ago, Dark Pulse said:

    The bitch is I don't know if you're that programmatically inclined. You'd probably have to look at the WadGen source.

    I am sure somebody will help. Hell I'll do it if nobody else will. And that's making the very wild assumption it'll be necessary at all, which I don't believe personally. It pays to be calm rather than freaking out in advance.

  4. 23 minutes ago, seed said:


    The reason why I was a bit worried was because it would make the re-release seem redundant - what would be the point of a commercial release if its virtually the same as the free version?

    All I can do is invite you to imagine some ways of rectifying that issue...

  5. On 8/29/2019 at 12:05 AM, Mk7_Centipede said:

    Carmack's thoughts on quantum were interesting.  The notion that (basically) nothing will be able to be encrypted is, to me, fantastic (discard them private company rights for them private citizen rights).  Quantum radio seems essential to space travel, too.  But yeah, cryo lab stuff is what I grew up with.  Val Kilmer in Real Genius is probably based on my father.  Popcorn and all (the birds ate all the popcorn and by morning nobody knew what happened btw).

    Bad news then: it's only traditional, classical cryptography that is broken by quantum computers. Quantum computers in turn enable quantum cryptography, which is widely expected to be completely unbreakable.

  6. It wouldn't have been a cut-and-dry case whatsoever. There's little to no case law/precedent, even now, to fall back on, and WizardWorks itself was not a party to id's license agreement between itself and Doom's end users, thus anything in those terms doesn't apply to them. They're only bound by the letter of copyright and trademark laws.


    It may be telling that one case regarding mod shovelware that DID go forward, Microstar v. FormGen, chose to focus on the unapproved use of screenshots of the game on the packaging as a facet of trademark and copyright, and not the inclusion of third-party mods as the issue du jour.

  7. Since people have insisted on dragging my name back into this argument I have one thing to say:


    One person cannot "clean room" code. A clean room process is where one team documents the behavior of a system, and another team, never having seen the original implementation at all, implements that specification from scratch. So please don't use that word for whatever happened here, because it wasn't that.

  8. 5 minutes ago, ([zen3001]) said:

    good enough for me, really so far the only disapointing thing is a lack of doomguy. Call it a bad doom movie for having no resemblance to the actual doom lore of both the original game and the new ones, id software doesn't even want it to be a reality but that's exactly what I allways thought a doom movie should look like. Just a more over the top predator movie on mars

    I mean, no resemblence to Doom lore if you discount:

    • The fact it's based on the Doom instruction manual's story section (confirmed by Tony). Before the Doomguy entered the fray, he was left on the dropship as his squadron went in to investigate. We're being shown an interpretation of what happened in the run-up to Knee-Deep in the Dead. (From this POV it actually makes more sense if Doomguy is *not* in the film)
    • Takes place on Phobos, which is even decked out to directly resemble the intermission screen.
    • The fact it involves scientists naively researching some kind of teleportation/interdimensional travel device that opens a portal to Hell (THE key plot point of Doom).
    • It pulls in some plot points from Doom 3 (lead scientist is named Dr. Betruger; an ancient civilization may be involved).

  9. Just now, RightField said:

    It's 2019, not the 90s (and thank god for that) girls want in on the fun too, as they should, get with the times. You can easily change the gender of main characters while still staying true to the source material. Marvel does it all the time effortlessly. All in all it's about the writing and production. This looks like a fun grindhouse movie.


    Also there's more to life than being "right". Try being wrong once in a while, it's refreshing.

    Plus we're not even sure how the characters balance out in the film anyways. We're given an entire squadron of marines at the beginning, we're likely to see command shifting as casualties kick in. It's clear she's one of the main characters, but the whole "they replaced Doomguy with a girl" narrative was pretty much made up as a hyperreaction by the type of people you'd expect to overreact to that kind of thing as soon as she was referred to as a lead on the film.


    It's all a bunch of bullshit from my POV.

  10. 30 minutes ago, DoomSpud said:

    Seriously, the main character's name is Joan Dark... like really? Is this a Doom movie or a Perfect Dark movie? They practically stole the main protagonist's name from another FPS game!!!... wow... just... wow...

    Well let's see. In the previous "Doom" movie we had Asher "Sarge" Mahonin, John "Reaper" Grimm, Mark "The Kid" Dantalian, Eric "Goat" Fantom, Dean Portman, Sergeant Gannon "Destroyer" Roark, Gregory "Duke" Schofield, and Katsuhiko "Mac" Kumanosuke Takahashi. Was this a Doom movie or just a bunch of random made up names? None of these other than Sarge have any pedigree in Doom canon. I guess maybe "Goat" if it were a reference to the Satanic goat in a pentagram, but it doesn't seem to be in context.

  11. 15 minutes ago, Taurus Daggerknight said:

    Point to note; while iD did distance themselves from the project, they never really attacked it either. I think it was fine of them to say that they have nothing to do with it, which they don't. Don't think that's the same as them treating the film makers badly per say...

    It was the timing and tone of the twitter post that made me feel that way, but you may be correct.

  12. 2 hours ago, DoomSpud said:


    Received a warning from the mods for "rudeness" even though I was the one set upon by Quasar for having a differing opinion.

    Does Quasar get a warning for his rudeness and inability to accept another person's opinion, or his inability to just scroll past something he didn't agree with quietly without starting shit? Where the hell does HE get off acting like that but I'm the one to cop the moderator warning? Pffffft. What's the point of a forum if you can't post your opinions and thoughts on a subject? I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry I think this movie looks fucking bad. I'm SOOOOOOOOO sorry to everyone I offended by that.

    This isn't the first time I've been singled out and attacked on this forum by someone who couldn't accept an opinion that differed from theirs. But I guess that's just how this place works isn't it?

    I literally asked you to enumerate some specific things you feel make the movie bad, rather than barging into the conversation under the apparent assumption that everyone was going to agree and applaud you. Your response is disproportionate to that. You're fine with not liking it. But how is "bahahah it's so awful" contributing to discussion on either end? I still don't see anything substantive in your newer post.


    id / Bethesda don't have the ability or the right to cancel this film. The film rights for Doom belong to Universal by contractual agreement. The way they have treated the movie is also unnecessarily rude to its creators if you ask me. The 2005 film never got such treatment from id and I think it was a far worse outing in terms of having anything at all to do with the source material.

  13. 7 minutes ago, ([zen3001]) said:

    honestly the new trailer doesn't look that bad, the only problem I have is that it seems to be going for a pg rating, if they don't have hellish and gory props all over the place they're just doing it wrong. There's also the lack of doomguy of course. I hope people know that this has nothing to do with the newer games storywise, it's a cashgrab using a license that they shouldn't have at this point at all.

    Probably a result of the trailer necessarily being all-audiences material as they generally are throughout the movie industry. The movie itself is already confirmed as having been rated R.

  14. 1 minute ago, GrotesqueCacoDemon said:

    I don't have a problem with trans people. I have a problem with people forcing their ideas on children whether the children are theirs or not. Jesus you are fucking dumb

    It's a straw man. Nobody does that.

  15. 1 minute ago, GrotesqueCacoDemon said:

    Yes burn down a company because they have different views than you on trans people! This is a well written statement!

    What view is valid? What do YOU want to happen to trans people? Why don't you come out and just say it, coward.

  16. 4 minutes ago, DooM_RO said:


    It's funny how only people from countries who have never been under either of these ideologies want to bring them back. They were BOTH evil. Don't believe me? Check this out.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitești_Prison

    Cool derail. I'm not a communist.


    4 minutes ago, DooM_RO said:

    They probably don't care that you don't want to play their game. You are just a very tiny and vocal minority.

    You're the one that seems to care if people want to play the game or not. I couldn't give a flying fuck what they think after the way they've been acting.

  17. I like how the designs draw a bit from the different incarnations of Doom. For example, the imp-like monsters have multiple eyes like the Doom 3 version, but have them glowing red like the classic imp. Nice nods all around everything. I am looking forward to it more and more.

  18. On 8/9/2019 at 9:56 PM, wheresthebeef said:

    Watched about 30 seconds of the video, way too many "apparently"s were said for me to take it serious.

    Is there a TLDW of what he's claiming?

    The TLDR is: Wolfenstein Youngblood, like pretty much any game, has a lion's share of issues that need addressing in a patch. But out of all such issues, the only one they rushed a patch out for ASAP is a "fix" to the game that disables a method of unlocking microtransaction items without paying for them.

  19. While it was almost certainly a modeling mistake that was just kept in the end, I feel it's a bit poetic, given Betruger's transformation. What he was blind to as a mortal he now sees, but has lost vision of mortality at the same time.