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  1. Urg, I tried playing Rogue Legacy when depressed...

    Urg, I tried playing Rogue Legacy when depressed and it just made me feel worse. (There are real consequences in both those games, especially RL, given that you need to earn enough money each pass to...
  2. Thread: Python Problem

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    I suspect you're thinking of Haskell, which has...

    I suspect you're thinking of Haskell, which has the similar notation (so that it looks like the mathematical definition of a set), but I actually think this goes back to "array programming...
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    Sticky: TBH, I'm content to watch other people play HM1 &...

    TBH, I'm content to watch other people play HM1 & 2 (I just wish I could buy the soundtracks without buying the games).



    Yeah, I just don't understand this at the level of my reflexes. I tried...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I bounced completely off of HM1, just...

    Yeah, I bounced completely off of HM1, just didn't seem to be able to understand how to play it. (And I wasn't one of the people who tried to play it like a simple FPS with guns that Wenz talks about...
  5. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Sorry, this is nonsense and shows how out of...

    Sorry, this is nonsense and shows how out of touch you are with the IT industry outside of desktops. Certainly as a general purpose Desktop OS, none of the Linux distros are going most places...
  6. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Well, Linus is partly right - it is the case that...

    Well, Linus is partly right - it is the case that "you have to install a new OS" is a strong inhibitor against use (how many people with Android phones install a release other than the one it came...
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    In an ideal world with AIs that could analyse...

    In an ideal world with AIs that could analyse content, the 10 posts would be "10 relevant and at least marginally useful posts", but I think that's probably impossible now. So instead you get 10...
  8. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Eh, I've been using Linux as my primary desktop...

    Eh, I've been using Linux as my primary desktop (and OSX at work) for more than a decade now.

    I know several friends who moved their non-tech-savvy parents to Linux distros as their OS a few years...
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    Sticky: In particular, RPS is signed up with Acceptable...

    In particular, RPS is signed up with Acceptable Ads under the Gamer Network Umbrella.
    Every accepted application to Acceptable Ads program has a thread on it on the Adblock Plus forum, and this is...
  10. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    I mean the core Wine developers who are mostly...

    I mean the core Wine developers who are mostly employed by Codeweavers, yes. (Since it's the core Wine that gets packaged by most distros, it's also the one that really matters for support.)
    That...
  11. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Yes, since the Wine guys still haven't gotten...

    Yes, since the Wine guys still haven't gotten DX11 support working (which is a bit of a sore point, as they actually rejected a working solution because it was Linux-only, and they want to also work...
  12. Thread: WHY do we game?

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    From the same position then: do you think that...

    From the same position then: do you think that your thread necromancy has brought value to content of the forum?
    (Also: this is a forum, not a blog.)
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    Yeah, I'd say that the ASCII graphics thing is a...

    Yeah, I'd say that the ASCII graphics thing is a red herring, it's a consequence of the design flow of roguelikes, not a required aspect (plus, if you're being pernickity, there are several...
  14. If we're allowed to use RPS Forum as an answer...

    If we're allowed to use RPS Forum as an answer (although it's not a 'gaming social network' by the implied meaning that squirrel is using), then that.

    Otherwise, none, really. Although I guess I...
  15. Thread: Python Problem

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    Use another input(" ") or raw_input(" ") to wait...

    Use another input(" ") or raw_input(" ") to wait for input after you print?
  16. Thread: Python Problem

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    You can have multiple python releases installed...

    You can have multiple python releases installed at once, yes. (Especially for 2.x and 3.x, this can be very useful.)
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    And, of course, on *Hyun-ae's playthrough,...

    And, of course, on *Hyun-ae's playthrough, there's a particular interaction which requires you to actually wait enough time to have performed a task you've promised to perform before continuing (if...
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    Sticky: Hurrah, I finally completed the Hexagon level in...

    Hurrah, I finally completed the Hexagon level in Super Hexagon :D

    (Actually, Super Hexagon is quite good for teaching you about what learning styles work best for you - I found that I experienced...
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    Okay, so lets look at the context of the three...

    Okay, so lets look at the context of the three [laughs] in the interview.
    The first is just after Peter responds to the suggestion that he said he "should not" have done something with the statement...
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    I'm firmly in the camp of "this was an excellent...

    I'm firmly in the camp of "this was an excellent interview". Sure, it started with a somewhat aggressive line of questioning, but it's not a question that hasn't been suggested of Peter over the last...
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    To be fair to R Scott Bakker, the protagonist(s)...

    To be fair to R Scott Bakker, the protagonist(s) of the Prince of Nothing sequence are not all exactly "dark and brooding military dudes" (although all three of them are dudes in the first trilogy,...
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    The interesting thing about people using...

    The interesting thing about people using "Lovecraftian" to describe the Southern Reach Trilogy is that Vandermeer doesn't really agree with it. (Lovecraftian fiction is about a kind of...
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    This is why dark blue tends to be used for...

    This is why dark blue tends to be used for "black" in a lot of contexts - you can see form, and it actually looks better than pure black against a lot of backgrounds.
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    Sticky: I discovered later on last night that turning off...

    I discovered later on last night that turning off vsync is the secret to actually having reasonable control responsivity and consistency. (I didn't even know it had defaulted to On!). With vsync off,...
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    I dunno, I think SNES and Megadrive were quite...

    I dunno, I think SNES and Megadrive were quite closely matched (and Commodore spent more time making adverts to claim that the Amiga was better than the Megadrive than they did on the SNES, which...
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