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oblivion
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Post by oblivion » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:42 pm

By the way Davacardo what's your name on Runescape or am I not allowed to ask that on this forum? :?
I like Halo 3!

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Alan
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Post by Alan » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:47 pm

http://www.nekogames.jp/mt/2008/01/cursor10.html

This is an addictive little game, very clever. Took me a while to crack it!

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Post by Davacardo » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:12 am

oblivion wrote:By the way Davacardo what's your name on Runescape or am I not allowed to ask that on this forum? :?
Sorry I didn't see this sooner! Surprisngly enough, my user name on Runescape is... Davacardo! I have few other accounts too.
I haven't played in a very long time, and have no time to start again cause of uni work. I wonder if I'm still in a few of the high scores...

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Post by oblivion » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:01 pm

what level is it and if you don't want it can i have it? I'm level 76 ( combat level ) :|
I like Halo 3!

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Post by Alan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:23 pm

Runescape or am I not allowed to ask that on this forum?
You can make your own thread you know....or PM each other? (I think there already is a RS thread)


Viz's Profanisaurus is a brilliant dictionary. http://www.milkinfirst.com/

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Post by Forty-niner » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:45 pm

Where? That would be a cool/useful link.

My RS name is Janaak btw.

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Post by Alan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:24 pm

Where? That would be a cool/useful link.
That supposed to be funny\sarcastic?

Lazy MF alert! <---now that's sarcasm.

Anyway, pardon me for trying to maintain my own thread......idiot.

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Post by Davacardo » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:52 am

No worries Alan. Let's conclude this then:
I am ~70 combat level.
I don't feel like giving away my account just yet.

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Post by oblivion » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:57 pm

i don't really play Runescape anymore... I play halo 3 on Xbox live, can someone please tell me i'm not the only one that plays it
I like Halo 3!

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Post by oblivion » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:01 pm

and just one more thing do you have alot of money on it i have around 3mil :? :D
I like Halo 3!

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Post by Davacardo » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:19 am

Oblivion: At one stage I had 1.5 mil+, but spent it all. No idea how much I have now.

Wallpaper gallery: http://www.digitalblasphemy.com/dbhome.shtml
A lot of it is members only, but the free gallery is definitely worth a look.

Microsoft XNA:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/xna/default.aspx
XNA is a free toolset intended to make game programming much easier. It definitely has its good points and does make programming a bit easier, but I haven't had enough time yet to make something serious.
Games can be made for Windows (2.0 and 3.0), the Zune media player (3.0 only) and Xbox 360 (at the moment, 2.0 only).
XNA 2.0 Download: Search microsoft.com for "xna 2.0" (I have no idea if a direct URL will work)
XNA 3.0 Search microsoft.com for "xna 3.0 ctp" or simply "xna 3.0".
XNA 2.0 requires Visual Studio 2005 or Visual C# 2005 Express (free download, free to use)
XNA 3.0 requires Visual Studio 2008 or Visual C# 2008 Express (free download, free to use): http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/ - you can also download any Visual Studio 2008 Express product there (Visual Basic, C#, C++ and Web Developer). There's also a link to download 2005 versions.
XNA might also require the most recent version of the DirectX SDK - not too sure at the moment.
XNA Creators Club: http://creators.xna.com/ - this is where you actually download all the sample, how-tos and games themselves. Some stuff is "premium", the vast majority is free. Support & forums are also located there.

Enigma - a somewhat addictive simple to play game. Open source
http://www.nongnu.org/enigma/
It's available for Windows, Mac and many Linux versions. To quote the website itself: "Enigma is a puzzle game inspired by Oxyd on the Atari ST and Rock'n'Roll on the Amiga. The object of the game is to find uncover pairs of identically colored Oxyd stones. Simple? Yes. Easy? Certainly not! Hidden traps, vast mazes, laser beams, and, most of all, countless hairy puzzles usually block your direct way to the Oxyd stones."

The actual Diamond Caves game that part-features in RnD (in case anyone is not aware of it yet):
DC3: http://www.diamond-pro.com/games/dc3.shtml
DC2: http://www.diamond-pro.com/games/dc2.shtml
RnD can load DC2 levelgroups, available on the Levelgroups page.

File recovery utility for those accidentally deleted files:
http://www.undelete-plus.com/download.html
At the moment, it's free to use.


Edit: XNA 3.0 has now been released.
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Post by Forty-niner » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:45 pm

Oblivion: I always spend my cash as soon as I get it, so I only have a few thousand K most of the time.

Also, to be on topic:

http://www.arcadecabin.com/play/through ... chine.html

The best flash game ever, no competition.

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Post by Nathan H. » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:41 pm

Interesting... hard... fun!
Have you tried Cursor*10, the one Alan mentioned a while ago? That was fun too :D

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Post by RAP » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:01 am

...Time to reignite the cool and useful links!

Archive.org - As some people call it, the Wayback Machine...! But that's part of the Archive.og section. If some of your data got lost, or if you want to go back to the old times -- use this website to look at the past and find out what you people are missing...! (results may vary)
Cover Browser - Tired of using Google Images to try and find those missing covers, this will solve your problem. It's good at staring at them too. ;)
TextFiles - The true meaning of the past. There's a guy who is somewhat well known for grabbing the BBS goodies. What an archivist indeed. Includes a ton of random stuff, a blog, and his own team -- Archive Team.
DeviantART - Very recognizable website hosting user-made art. A very artistic website... ^_^
StumbleUpon - Find very interesting websites more than any of the cool lists existing in the freaking world... XP Mebbe...
CCleaner - Not using this? Your just nuts! It cleans up all the leftover pieces of files after constant uninstallations, your cache, and other junk files.

Note: Some of the links we previous posted may be... outdated -- compared to this post. *shifty*

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Post by Sigma » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:24 am

Some useful programs:

7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/) - I haven't found an archive this can't unpack yet. If you have EMC levelset, you probably already have this.
Notepad++ (http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm) - Extremely useful for modifying plain-text files where syntax highlighting is desired, such as HTML, CSS, programming files... . Of course, it has more uses than just that.
Stardock Fences (http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/) - one of Stardock's few completely free programs. Allows you to group icons together, give them names, hide them etc.

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta (http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx) - free download, and expires October, 2010. Microsoft needs to learn what "now" means in the phrase "Download now", and you also need to provide an email address.

How to change the Windows 7 logon background:
http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/03/15 ... omization/

And change the logon button set:
http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/06/13 ... utton-set/

Edit: Visual Studio 2010 has been released. The beta is no longer available.
Express editions can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft.com/express/Downloads/
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