This is exactly what an Agent would say.
This is exactly what an Agent would say.
Agreed. We went digital-heavy with Pathfinder, all characters in HeroLab (there are so many modifiers in PF beyond a certain level you kinda welcome the help). But then everyone is staring at their screens all night.
With 5e we've gone back to paper sheets and it's way better. I still use a laptop to help DM but that's it.
That being said, projector gaming is amazing. What I really want, digitally speaking, from 5e is officially produced PDF versions of adventure modules. Pathfinder had this, which made it easy to extract the background graphic layers of maps (ie without text labels and notes all over it), since a properly authored PDF (ie as opposed to a scanned book) will have all this stuff on separate layers. If I want to do this in 5e I have to remove all the notes and stuff by hand in Photoshop which can be very time consuming.
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them." -Einstein
we can fix the shit you write. Fixing someone else's shit you found on github is more expensive
This is gold. I am totally stealing it.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."
Alright fair enough, that is very impressive 3D for the time. BUT:
- It ain't a shooter
- It had much higher system requirements (Wolf3D's engine was a true breakthrough in terms of performance)
- It came out at pretty much the same time as Wolf3D (two months earlier)
Carmack deserves his accolades (and not "for bringing Shareware to the table"). After Wolf3D he went on to do Doom and Quake. He was (easily) the most accomplished graphics-engine programmer of the 90's.
Ultima? WTF are you even talking about?
Early 90's Ultima (eg VI and VII) are 2D tile-based RPGs. While great games, they are neither first-person nor shooters.
OK I'll bite.
What "better, richer, shooters" were on the scene when Wolfenstein 3D first came out?
So then why is there no screen-flickering evident in Operation Wolf?
If you watch Duck Hunt, the effect is obvious, you can clearly see the screen flicker with each shot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
If OW uses the same technique, why is this flicker not evident at all? I remember the complete lack of flickering from playing it in person too.
(It's not that I doubt your explanation, clearly it must be using scanline timing. I just wonder how they made it so "invisible" compared to Duck Hunt)
That's how Duck Hunt worked.
But other games like Operation Wolf seemed to work on an entirely different principle. There was no flashing/white boxes like Duck Hunt, and (more significantly) you could shoot anywhere on the screen and see your bullet have an effect (even if you missed).
See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Of course it's possible to make a light gun work "like a Wii remote", but that takes special hardware (IR "sensor bar" equivalent, and the gun itself is basically a camera) and a system that is programmed for it.
The point is though, existing CRT light-gun games will simply stop working when the CRT is replaced, and there will be no easy fix.
Whoops, obv. I meant 2^10, not 10^3.
You understand that the prefix "kilo" means 1000, right? And this predates the "kilobyte = 1024 bytes" shit by MILLENNIA. Right?
Stop trying so hard to misunderstand the point.
"kilobyte" has ALWAYS meant "1000 bytes", according to the standard SI prefix system. Defining it as 1024 is a temporary anomaly based on the coincidence that 10^3 ~= 1000.
Hate on "kibibyte" all you want (I hate it too), but it is the modern, standard definition now.
It's been in use for several decades
So fucking what. What are you arguing, that we need to blindly follow tradition? Then kilo = 1024 never should've arisen in the first place. You defeat your own argument.
I feel ya. I'm in Canada and Netflix selection blows compares to the US.
On the flip side, I pay $9.99 CAD which is only $7.68 USD. Hurray for the weak Canadian dollar?
A gaping mouth and a weird posterior...
AND NOT A SINGLE MOM JOKE ANYWHERE?
Internet, I am disappoint.
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