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Comment Re:Look out! (Score 1) 177

Or, what will really happen is that the government will make devices capable of creating images of pages illegal, with an over-the-top prison sentence for those who use them.

Making Old Games Look Good On Modern LCDs? 367

75th Trombone writes "I'm a fan of several old PC games — the Myst series, StarCraft, Diablo, etc — with 2D graphics that run at a low, fixed resolution. These games all look horrible on modern LCDs. If you run them at their original resolution, they're tiny, and if you upscale them they get all sorts of blurry, pixelly smoothing artifacts. My ideal goal is to run these games at exactly double their original resolution — running 640 x 480 games at 1280 x 960, for example — so that each original pixel takes up exactly a 2 x 2 block of screen pixels, yielding graphics that are perfectly crisp and decently big. I've tried arcane settings in graphics card drivers (new and old), I've tried forcing the OS to run at a given resolution, and I've tried PowerStrip, all to no avail. Short of writing a new, modern engine for my favorite games, is there a reasonable solution to this problem?" There have been many community-supported graphical overhauls of classic games — feel free to share any you know to work well.

Comment Re:What goes around, comes around... (Score 1) 619

Obviously it depends on the person entirely. For me I coded as a hobby and I ended up getting a job because of the skills I had developed. The challenges I faced at work and solutions I came up with helped inspire me and I found at 5:30 each day I couldn't wait to get back home and develop based on thoughts that I've had during the day. That is, of course, if I get my head out of work mode and don't hang around the office trying to pick up loose ends. I love my job, of course there are downsides and days I don't want to be there, but I wouldn't change it ever. My point is that all people are different. Some people want to keep work and hobbies seperate, while others enjoy an activity so much that they want as much as possible. So don't call things a lie.

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