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RedOcktober Offline
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Post: #16
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Quote:Looks like the elders are so much fond of game development even more than the youth

that's because many of us remember those "good ole dayz"...

buying a game in a plastic baggy with a manual being nothing more than several 9 1/2 x 11 pages folder in half...
waiting 12 minutes to half an hour for the Commodore-64 tape drive to load the game, all the time hoping it wouldn't error out...
and then finally playing the game... regardless of the fact that it was usually a 2D sprite moving across a 640x480 screen smile

and then someone created DOOM...

no... you youngerns will never fully understand the effect that the smell of opening a brand new Atari, TI-99/4A, Commodore64, or Apple II does to your brain... you'll never know the thrill of the first time you found yourself running through those fantastic psuedo 3D halls of the first DOOM...

you would've had to have been there to understand why we are the damaged goods that you interact with here today...

we've seen a lot... we've been through a lot (of reboots)...

we just can't help ourselves...

--Mike
(This post was last modified: 09-08-2014 03:12 PM by RedOcktober.)
09-08-2014 03:06 PM
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candam Offline
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Post: #17
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RedOcktober I completely agree with you Yup grin
09-08-2014 03:09 PM
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rstralberg Offline
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Post: #18
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HA! Very well put Mike wink
09-08-2014 03:41 PM
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Post: #19
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Would it really be that much different than a kid starting their games through dos and playing around? It's all a matter of perspective, there is really no comparison, hell for some people even something as Lego was the top of the world and still is. wink

Besides, all game developers are damaged goods in one way or another. ;D
09-08-2014 05:58 PM
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RedOcktober Offline
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Post: #20
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perfect example of what i said above... lol

Hey There Roland... long time no see...
i no longer waste much time at that other board... i have no intentions of contributing to that guys' retirement fund as the site has become lil more than a billing machine for hopes and dreams... the software doesn't work... is worse than the prior version... and i really can't stand by watching those poor guys get ripped off any more...

how's things going with the last game you had partnered with to develop... and are you working on anything here with Esenthel...

--Mike
(This post was last modified: 09-08-2014 06:41 PM by RedOcktober.)
09-08-2014 06:36 PM
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rstralberg Offline
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Post: #21
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(09-08-2014 06:36 PM)RedOcktober Wrote:  perfect example of what i said above... lol

Hey There Roland... long time no see...
i no longer waste much time at that other board... i have no intentions of contributing to that guys' retirement fund as the site has become lil more than a billing machine for hopes and dreams... the software doesn't work... is worse than the prior version... and i really can't stand by watching those poor guys get ripped off any more...

how's things going with the last game you had partnered with to develop... and are you working on anything here with Esenthel...

--Mike
Hi Mike.
I'm still working on that game SCOT together with Chris and also a new one called HOSTILE in 'That other engine'. However I also make my own private project called DareWood using Esenthel (first screenshot in this thread), so I have no problems with what I should do with my free hours smile Guess I'm totally mad but that's OK ... guess we all are more or less.
(This post was last modified: 09-08-2014 10:23 PM by rstralberg.)
09-08-2014 10:19 PM
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Rofar Offline
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Post: #22
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Although I remember the good ole days Mike is referring to, each generation has it's "good ole days". Even if mine are different from my sons, his has meaning to him just as mine do to me.

I think this was what Zervox is alluding to as well.
09-08-2014 10:26 PM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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Post: #23
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(09-08-2014 10:26 PM)Rofar Wrote:  Although I remember the good ole days Mike is referring to, each generation has it's "good ole days". Even if mine are different from my sons, his has meaning to him just as mine do to me.

I think this was what Zervox is alluding to as well.
I'd agree, it's all relative, however we seem to have completely lost track of the original subject of the thread which was 'looking forward to retirement'
09-09-2014 02:51 PM
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rstralberg Offline
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Post: #24
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(09-09-2014 02:51 PM)Pixel Perfect Wrote:  
(09-08-2014 10:26 PM)Rofar Wrote:  Although I remember the good ole days Mike is referring to, each generation has it's "good ole days". Even if mine are different from my sons, his has meaning to him just as mine do to me.

I think this was what Zervox is alluding to as well.
I'd agree, it's all relative, however we seem to have completely lost track of the original subject of the thread which was 'looking forward to retirement'
Hahaha Pixel. That's because we are so old that we can't remember what the subject was smile
09-09-2014 02:54 PM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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Post: #25
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Ah so true Roland grin

Now to get back to my project .. The Kingdom of what?
09-09-2014 03:30 PM
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3DRaddict Offline
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Post: #26
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lol lol

Never thought my original post would turn into this!
A good diversion for our mid-life crisis!
09-09-2014 04:48 PM
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aceio76 Offline
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Post: #27
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smile
09-09-2014 10:10 PM
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