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Forum: The site and forum 2021-11-17, 18:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Battler
Then, perhaps, it would be the best idea to turn...

Then, perhaps, it would be the best idea to turn this forum into a read-only archive and start a new forum.

We need a forum that can look into the future, rather than staying stuck into the past....
Forum: Syndicated news 2021-11-03, 15:09
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Battler
I'm going to point at the Hyperdimension Neptunia...

I'm going to point at the Hyperdimension Neptunia series as a counter-example - they use numbers and they do it really well.
Forum: The site and forum 2021-11-02, 11:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Battler
And here's the thing - the forum software is not...

And here's the thing - the forum software is not the only problem with this forum, but at least, if that was finally upgraded, the staff would show they actually care, and there would then be hope...
Forum: The site and forum 2021-11-02, 01:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Battler
Having to use stuff like TapaTalk is itself...

Having to use stuff like TapaTalk is itself inconvenient and outdated, when even on my forum I can just connect to it from any Android browser just fine. Noone is going to bother installing an...
Forum: The site and forum 2021-11-01, 16:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Battler
- SpaceGuitarist: I think the stagnation in terms...

- SpaceGuitarist: I think the stagnation in terms of forum software and so on is precisely why the forum died. If I come here as a new user, my first impression is going to be that I've just joined a...
Forum: First aid 2021-10-30, 18:01
Replies: 32
Views: 7,626
Posted By Battler
Having to win the race makes sense, since I know...

Having to win the race makes sense, since I know for a fact that just talking to the racer without winning the race, doesn't give you that quote at all.
Forum: General 2021-10-30, 18:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Battler
Woah... so many old MBN names returning......

Woah... so many old MBN names returning... CrazyBee and even F2bnp.

Also, as for reading ASM code, I can say based on my recent experience that knowing the language isn't enough, you have to know...
Forum: Syndicated news 2021-10-30, 17:57
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Battler
Yeah, this is awesome! I was ecstatic when I read...

Yeah, this is awesome! I was ecstatic when I read the news, despite dealing with a cold. While I was told by the company that something was coming when I inquired with them about the status of the...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2021-10-30, 17:52
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Battler
Twinsen My (future) LBA tools in C and C#

So, as those on both the unofficial and official LBA Discord servers already know, I have recently returned to the LBA modding scene. But, things have changed considerably since the last time I was...
Forum: The site and forum 2021-10-30, 17:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Battler
Lightbulb Forum software

Since LBA 3 is being developed, I think this should be the perfect time to give this forum a more modern forum software and a newer look.

Let's face it, the vBulletin 3.x used by this is from like...
Forum: General 2021-06-08, 00:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,208
Posted By Battler
That TWINSEN.BIN definitely looks like one of the...

That TWINSEN.BIN definitely looks like one of the Creative versions of it, that has one track left.

Also, the track time discrepancies are interesting. For one it looks like the second to last...
Forum: General 2021-06-03, 23:28
Replies: 17
Views: 3,208
Posted By Battler
I just remembered another possible explanation...

I just remembered another possible explanation for this - if your version of Twinsen's Odyssey was one of those CD's that came with Creative Labs sound cards, those are poorly mastered and lack the...
Forum: General 2021-06-02, 19:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,208
Posted By Battler
Well, it had to be a CD drive glitch, there's no...

Well, it had to be a CD drive glitch, there's no other explanation, because to play music where there was none before, GoG would have had to actually modify the game files, and there's no indication...
Forum: General 2021-06-01, 23:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,208
Posted By Battler
It's the other way around - it's the TO version...

It's the other way around - it's the TO version that has all the CD tracks, while the LBA 2 version does not, and the reason is simple - the data portion of the CD takes more space due to the French...
Forum: Off topic 2021-05-25, 23:53
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: They don't need to do bad stuff to EU...

- Polaris: They don't need to do bad stuff to EU member states, because EU member states are mostly all already allied with them, as is the EU itself. When has any European institution taken any...
Forum: Off topic 2021-05-23, 18:47
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
From what I see with the European Parliament's...

From what I see with the European Parliament's sanctions and stuff like that, they would love to go full on anti-China, they just can't because we need China much more than the US does.
Also, I'm...
Forum: Off topic 2021-05-23, 18:38
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
My mother had that as well, though I for some...

My mother had that as well, though I for some reason didn't.
Forum: Off topic 2021-05-17, 00:38
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
My take on that is that it's something...

My take on that is that it's something orchestrated by the US in order to sabotage the Nord Stream 2 project. The US is desperate to sell their own gas and can't compete with Russian gas, and Germany...
Forum: Off topic 2021-05-17, 00:35
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
Every side is trying to push theirs. The UK is...

Every side is trying to push theirs. The UK is obviously trying to push AstraZeneca (but with even the Princess of Kent developing blood clots now, it's going to be harder), the EU is trying to push...
Forum: Off topic 2021-05-16, 00:34
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
I had COVID-19 in February, it did not affect my...

I had COVID-19 in February, it did not affect my hearing, but I did have pain everywhere, diarrhoea, and the worst cough I've ever had in my life, to the point of vomiting. All this in addition to...
Forum: Off topic 2021-05-06, 20:44
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
I don't know, I was just going by an article on...

I don't know, I was just going by an article on Sputnik News (yes, Russia has the tendency of naming everything Sputnik for some reason) which claimed that official Hugnarian statistics proved it was...
Forum: Off topic 2021-04-29, 18:24
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
What did you expect would happen when the EU...

What did you expect would happen when the EU clearly finds geopolitics more important than human lives?


Because it's the safest, as the official statistics from Hungary further prove.
Forum: Off topic 2021-04-26, 03:46
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
Personally, I refuse to take any vaccine except...

Personally, I refuse to take any vaccine except for Sputnik V.
Forum: Off topic 2021-04-16, 23:20
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
Well, every pandemic in history has had its...

Well, every pandemic in history has had its conspiracy theories. Black Death was blamed on the Jews, and the 1889-90 pandemic (flu or possibly human coronavirus OC43) was blamed on the electric...
Forum: Off topic 2021-04-16, 21:33
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
- Neko: One thing every modern anti-conspiracist...

- Neko: One thing every modern anti-conspiracist fails to consider is that a lot of what we now know are facts, would have been deemed conspiracy theories at one point.

Here's some example:
If...
Forum: General 2021-04-16, 21:18
Replies: 9
Views: 3,606
Posted By Battler
Very interesting, I never noticed this either....

Very interesting, I never noticed this either. Awesome that new discoveries are still being made about the LBA games in 2021.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2021-04-16, 21:15
Replies: 27
Views: 12,291
Posted By Battler
I'm doing fine, thanks. I had COVID-19 but I...

I'm doing fine, thanks. I had COVID-19 but I survived it, and have otherwise been fine. Well, as fine as I could be. I didn't lose a job, but that's because I've never been able to find one in the...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2021-04-12, 09:30
Replies: 27
Views: 12,291
Posted By Battler
- Zink: Would it be possible to obtain the source...

- Zink: Would it be possible to obtain the source code of the latest version of LBArchitect? I'm asking, because you might have discovered information about the scene formats that might be useful for...
Forum: General 2020-05-15, 07:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By Battler
That's what the 1995 versions (most floppy...

That's what the 1995 versions (most floppy versions and the Japanese CD version) do, by adding a lot of barrels around that elevator into the museum on the museum side.
Forum: General 2020-05-02, 03:57
Replies: 341
Views: 57,119
Posted By Battler
- Quetch: Even the governments were taken by...

- Quetch: Even the governments were taken by surprise and announced lockdown measures as it went, so how do you expect event organizers to know any better. Here, for example, the local anime...
Forum: General 2020-04-28, 18:11
Replies: 13
Views: 3,972
Posted By Battler
- Quetch: Must have been unpatched .EXE then,...

- Quetch: Must have been unpatched .EXE then, still looking for VIDEO.HQR on the (non-existent) CD instead of the game's directory, and the other pirated version had it patched then.
Forum: Off topic 2020-04-28, 15:50
Replies: 295
Views: 21,807
Posted By Battler
Here in Slovenia, it's rather fine. We're...

Here in Slovenia, it's rather fine. We're hovering around 6 new cases per day these days (was around 40-something at the peak), so it seems to be subsiding. It also seems to be subsiding in Italy,...
Forum: General 2020-04-28, 15:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,972
Posted By Battler
- Quetch: I supect there was no VIDEO.HQR file at...

- Quetch: I supect there was no VIDEO.HQR file at all, ie. was Razor 1911's release. They later released a fix that would fix that crash.

I luckily had it legitimate from the get go, and as such,...
Forum: General 2020-04-28, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 2,879
Posted By Battler
I'm also tempted to play both games again.

I'm also tempted to play both games again.
Forum: General 2020-04-14, 12:44
Replies: 13
Views: 3,972
Posted By Battler
Well, I just reproduced this in 86Box with the...

Well, I just reproduced this in 86Box with the DOS version of the game, so this eliminates both possibilities. The screenshot is attached. The emulator also went from 100% to 71% during this, which...
Forum: General 2020-04-14, 12:37
Replies: 13
Views: 3,972
Posted By Battler
First, two possibilities need to be eliminated: ...

First, two possibilities need to be eliminated:
1. That this is caused by FunnyFrog's patch (which has already been shown to have other side effects such as messing up the "freeing the Wizards"...
Forum: General 2020-03-21, 22:27
Replies: 11
Views: 3,773
Posted By Battler
I think this is most likely the same demo that we...

I think this is most likely the same demo that we have here on the MBN. Unless it's not and it's some other version we never knew of, but we can't know for certain unless someone buys and dumps the...
Forum: General 2020-02-24, 01:55
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
Fixed links: The program:...

Fixed links:
The program: http://citadel.ringoflightning.net/lba2sge_1.8.0.rar.
The source code: http://citadel.ringoflightning.net/lba2sge_1.8.0_source.rar.

And why do we still have such a...
Forum: General 2020-01-17, 17:09
Replies: 32
Views: 8,157
Posted By Battler
I somehow have the vague feeling that Dan70 is a...

I somehow have the vague feeling that Dan70 is a spam account.
Forum: General 2020-01-13, 03:45
Replies: 11
Views: 6,264
Posted By Battler
Yeah, the MBN is getting 20 years old this year....

Yeah, the MBN is getting 20 years old this year. Time sure flies.
Forum: General 2019-12-31, 08:05
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
LBA 2 Saved Game Editor version 1.8.0 ...

LBA 2 Saved Game Editor version 1.8.0
=====================================

New features:
- Reworked saved game loading and saving so it no longer breaks on non-Western versions of Windows;
-...
Forum: General 2019-12-24, 06:20
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
I know this post is 10 years old now, but I can...

I know this post is 10 years old now, but I can confirm this problem still exists, and I even know why now, after running into the same problem when trying to open a saved game with this on...
Forum: General 2019-01-15, 23:39
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By Battler
Not that I know of. This seems to be basically be...

Not that I know of. This seems to be basically be a female Twinsen, and I've traversed all the models of LBA 1 and LBA 2 in the past, and I don't recall this being among them.
Forum: Off topic 2018-12-05, 21:35
Replies: 59
Views: 7,866
Posted By Battler
I don't think many employers are going to be...

I don't think many employers are going to be impressed with stuff written in Visual Basic 6. If anything, it's more likely they're going to laugh at me.
Now, I could put my 86Box emulator in the...
Forum: General 2018-08-25, 10:52
Replies: 6
Views: 4,158
Posted By Battler
The last name is indeed real, and is German...

The last name is indeed real, and is German apparently:

The meaning is spot on - fünf = five (5), and Rock = skirt/dress.
A variant of the name is Finfrock, so I guess the German original would...
Forum: General 2018-07-19, 21:03
Replies: 26
Views: 4,995
Posted By Battler
Yes, I did say in my last post, that most of the...

Yes, I did say in my last post, that most of the lava became land. :p
Forum: General 2018-07-19, 03:44
Replies: 26
Views: 4,995
Posted By Battler
This is Paradise Zeelich: ...

This is Paradise Zeelich:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/lba/images/e/e0/Zeelich_restored.png/revision/latest?cb=20120314202039
So most of the lava became land with lush forest, with some...
Forum: General 2018-07-17, 23:51
Replies: 26
Views: 4,995
Posted By Battler
It wasn't the gas that turned into water, but the...

It wasn't the gas that turned into water, but the lava. The gas just disappeared and the former undergas is now exposed land surrounded with water instead of lava and lush forests everywhere. The...
Forum: General 2018-07-12, 01:50
Replies: 26
Views: 4,995
Posted By Battler
I've actually been pointing this out for at least...

I've actually been pointing this out for at least 10 years already. :p That LBA 2 quote is what made my idea for LBA: The Great Rebellion possible, as there's more than enough time between the two...
Forum: LBA1 Speedrunning 2018-04-25, 15:45
Replies: 5
Views: 2,186
Posted By Battler
I now wonder if it's possible to just somehow...

I now wonder if it's possible to just somehow kill the boulders with the magic ball, or with the sword.
Forum: Off topic 2018-04-25, 15:37
Replies: 59
Views: 7,866
Posted By Battler
- Reek: I'm not picky, more like, I seriously had...

- Reek: I'm not picky, more like, I seriously had no idea what kind of thing I was being suggested to do, hence my question.
I'm too much of a sissy to be a security guard, to be honest. The bad...
Forum: Off topic 2018-04-22, 17:46
Replies: 59
Views: 7,866
Posted By Battler
But what kind of jobs would I do on cruise ships?

But what kind of jobs would I do on cruise ships?
Forum: Off topic 2018-04-16, 22:49
Replies: 59
Views: 7,866
Posted By Battler
- SpaceGuitarist: Any kind of job, even cleaning...

- SpaceGuitarist: Any kind of job, even cleaning the streets. But I get nothing.
Forum: Off topic 2018-04-16, 11:49
Replies: 59
Views: 7,866
Posted By Battler
I am unfortunately unemployed and on welfare...

I am unfortunately unemployed and on welfare because I live in a country that is hardly the best place to seek employment in. All employers seem to want either students or immigrants because they...
Forum: General 2018-04-15, 13:23
Replies: 13
Views: 2,600
Posted By Battler
I'm going to bet on the fact the population is...

I'm going to bet on the fact the population is evacuated to Zeelich. I mean, that sounds like the only sensible location to evacuate them to, given that the Twinsunians and Zeelichians are now...
Forum: First aid 2018-04-15, 13:19
Replies: 5
Views: 4,741
Posted By Battler
The games are hardcoded to 640x480, to use...

The games are hardcoded to 640x480, to use anything different you need to somehow obtain their source code, and rewrite them for the new resolution.


It seems to hack things on top of LBAWin and...
Forum: LBA: The Great Rebellion 2017-10-08, 04:31
Replies: 10
Views: 24,381
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: If there's one thing I've always had,...

- Polaris: If there's one thing I've always had, is a vivid and never ending imagination. :p

Anyway, I was thinking the original story from this thread can still work even with my new idea, except...
Forum: LBA: The Great Rebellion 2017-10-07, 03:18
Replies: 10
Views: 24,381
Posted By Battler
This thread...

This thread (https://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?p=457061#post457061) has made me think.

I actually just got a great idea for my LBA: The Great Rebellion project (yeah, I never give up on...
Forum: General 2017-10-06, 05:20
Replies: 13
Views: 5,212
Posted By Battler
What I suspect is, that Citadel Island is a...

What I suspect is, that Citadel Island is a special no police zone due to the fact Twinsen and his family live there so he can always personally intervene if something is done. And it might also be...
Forum: General 2017-10-05, 00:13
Replies: 13
Views: 5,212
Posted By Battler
- Kroll: Or police would have to be dispatched...

- Kroll: Or police would have to be dispatched from another island (Principal Island?) which was not possible during the storm.
And after the storm is over, it seems that the Esmers became the de...
Forum: General 2017-10-02, 20:42
Replies: 13
Views: 5,212
Posted By Battler
Actually, to me it seems like the School of Magic...

Actually, to me it seems like the School of Magic is the de facto executive council of Twinsun, with its Dean being basically the planet's leader. Notice how whenever something bad happens, the...
Forum: General 2017-07-03, 10:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By Battler
I have the Japanese PSX version of LBA 1 as well....

I have the Japanese PSX version of LBA 1 as well. Also, is the Brazilian PSX version even official? Based on my research, it's just a hack with the Brazilian Portuguese translation of the PC...
Forum: General 2017-06-01, 01:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By Battler
I can't believe it's been 20 years since the game...

I can't believe it's been 20 years since the game was released! Ah, the memories... My mother bought that, originally for herself, at the same time she bought me Tomb Raider II (yes, she bought me...
Forum: General 2017-05-26, 19:27
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
- xesf: I'll looking into that editor... if I can...

- xesf: I'll looking into that editor... if I can find its source code again. I admit that I completely forgot I even made that, so who knows where the source code is.

Edit: Just found it.
...
Forum: General 2017-05-03, 17:52
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
LBA 2 Saved Game Editor version 1.7.0 ...

LBA 2 Saved Game Editor version 1.7.0
=====================================

New features:
- Replaced compression algorithm with a DLL based on the code from Adeline Software International,...
Forum: General 2017-02-27, 21:00
Replies: 63
Views: 8,051
Posted By Battler
If worst comes to worst, you can always get the...

If worst comes to worst, you can always get the Japanese Virtual Girlfriend hologram device (https://www.rt.com/viral/370695-virtual-girlfriend-japan-gatebox/). Though that will obviously never been...
Forum: First aid 2017-02-27, 20:44
Replies: 169
Views: 56,288
Posted By Battler
I really wouldn't run the game directly on the...

I really wouldn't run the game directly on the host - even if you patch it with this, you'll still have sound problems, and the patch introduces problems of its own such as the unsteerable car, and...
Forum: General 2016-11-25, 13:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: Here is a hint: Its name starts with G...

- Polaris: Here is a hint: Its name starts with G and ends with E, and has a .CX TLD. Will not say anything more.
Forum: The site and forum 2016-11-18, 18:59
Replies: 33
Views: 8,816
Posted By Battler
You have a business, ie. you are being paid. This...

You have a business, ie. you are being paid. This forum is not a business, so the two situations can't be compared at all. Also, you haven't yet provided any kind of evidence for why phpBB and MyBB...
Forum: The site and forum 2016-10-31, 18:59
Replies: 33
Views: 8,816
Posted By Battler
If you don't have the time to actively maintain...

If you don't have the time to actively maintain something, don't start it in the first place.

Also, I've never had bad experience with support regarding phpBB, heck, I've even had the phpBB...
Forum: General 2016-10-31, 18:47
Replies: 17
Views: 5,319
Posted By Battler
What would be nice would to be able to drive the...

What would be nice would to be able to drive the car on places like Emerald Moon, Zeelich, and the Zeelich Undergas.
Forum: International 2016-10-29, 16:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,895
Posted By Battler
Italiano (Italian)

In questo tema si parla in italiano. Spero si riveli utile a qualcuno. :p
Forum: The site and forum 2016-10-29, 15:58
Replies: 33
Views: 8,816
Posted By Battler
Maybe that's precisely because people prefer...

Maybe that's precisely because people prefer spending money on commercial products rather than using free products and making a voluntary monetary donation to them every now and then?
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-10-27, 16:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,794
Posted By Battler
I have another Russian translation of LBA 2, that...

I have another Russian translation of LBA 2, that I repute as being the best in existence, it has both text and voices, maybe I should upload it. It's from one of the Russian CD releases.
Forum: The site and forum 2016-10-26, 20:55
Replies: 33
Views: 8,816
Posted By Battler
Heck, you could migrate to MyBB (I think it...

Heck, you could migrate to MyBB (I think it supports converting from vBulletin), has mostly the same features as vBulletin 3, looks better, and it's free.
Forum: International 2016-10-25, 06:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Battler
I found the issue: After the Japanese text is...

I found the issue: After the Japanese text is converted to UTF-8, the offending part has these characters: 人 . But for some reason, vBulletin changes them to � �� when rendering them. It does...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-09-16, 03:45
Replies: 6
Views: 2,483
Posted By Battler
This reminds me I should finish the Slovenian...

This reminds me I should finish the Slovenian translations of LBA 1 and LBA 2 that my friend started 12(!) years ago and then passed onto me. And I also have a Portuguese (Portugal) translation of...
Forum: International 2016-07-28, 21:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Battler
Now it's even more screwed up. I think the forum...

Now it's even more screwed up. I think the forum database's encoding needs to be change to UTF-8.
Forum: International 2016-07-28, 21:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Battler
Let me test again:...

Let me test again: 日本からみんなさん、ようこそ!ここには、日本語でどうぞ。私は、日本� ��であるません、でも日本を話すことができます。
Forum: International 2016-07-20, 02:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By Battler
I wonder, if we have a Sindarin thread, then...

I wonder, if we have a Sindarin thread, then someone should formalize the Zeelichian language and create a Zeelichian thread. :D Ger ioYU zeyz zeafizef ü zepçze. :p (Yes, that's an actual quote in...
Forum: The site and forum 2016-07-20, 02:09
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Battler
- ChaosFish: I see your points but you fail to...

- ChaosFish: I see your points but you fail to understand that it takes a Japanese years to learn enough English to at least get the gist of what's being said on this forum. So the the choice is...
Forum: International 2016-07-18, 20:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Battler
And now half of my first post is gone.

And now half of my first post is gone.
Forum: International 2016-07-18, 19:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Battler
Is there a word filter or something? For some...

Is there a word filter or something? For some reason, the 人 character in the post above above became garbled.

Edit: But it's fine in this post. Test: 日本人で.

Edit: Again fine... no idea why then...
Forum: International 2016-07-18, 19:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Battler
日本語 (Japanese)

日本からみんなさん、ようこそ!ここには、日本語でどうぞ。私は、日本人であるません、でも日本を話すことができます。
Everyone from Japan, welcome! Here, you can feel free to speak Japanese. I am not Japanese but I can speak Japanese.
Forum: The site and forum 2016-07-18, 19:18
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Battler
How exactly? The Ring Forum had a...

How exactly? The Ring Forum had a Japanese-language section and it always had more soul than the MBN.


Hebrew is closer to English than Japanese is. It has a concept of grammatical number, it...
Forum: The site and forum 2016-07-17, 16:49
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Battler
Yes, but they all usually take years, sometimes...

Yes, but they all usually take years, sometimes even a decade or more, before they're able to converse in Japanese. I've been learning it for more than 10 years and am still far from speaking it...
Forum: The site and forum 2016-07-17, 07:39
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Battler
- xesf: Except your native language is Portuguese...

- xesf: Except your native language is Portuguese which is much closer to English than Japanese is. The Japanese grammar is completely different from that of English. They also use completely...
Forum: The site and forum 2016-06-18, 04:18
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Battler
They could always promote someone who speaks...

They could always promote someone who speaks enough Japanese to deal with the users. Not to self-plug, but I certainly speak enough Japanese to deal with the users, and have 2 years (and counting) of...
Forum: The site and forum 2016-06-16, 22:47
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Battler
Japanese-language section

I think such a section would be in order. We know that at least LBA 1 was popular enough in Japan that it was fully localized and released for PC, PC-98, FM-Towns, and PS1.
There's also videos of...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-05-24, 16:37
Replies: 52
Views: 8,523
Posted By Battler
Technically, you could make Twinsen dead at...

Technically, you could make Twinsen dead at start. Basically, start the game in the afterlife and make Twinsen have to complete a task there before respawning in the world the living. This is...
Forum: General 2016-04-23, 08:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By Battler
Wait, could pressing 'p' to pause actually reset...

Wait, could pressing 'p' to pause actually reset the jump animation like saving and reloading does? If yes, that might be a faster way to JSB.
Forum: LBA Prequel 2016-04-04, 17:13
Replies: 95
Views: 50,546
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: But there was a mountain there in LBA 1....

- Jesse: But there was a mountain there in LBA 1.

And also, noone ever mentioned the lighthouse while I was still in the team, or I would have complained about it. I think the lighthouse was...
Forum: LBA Prequel 2016-04-02, 16:51
Replies: 95
Views: 50,546
Posted By Battler
- Zink: Lighthouse? I hope not on Citadel Island,...

- Zink: Lighthouse? I hope not on Citadel Island, the ending video of LBA 1 clearly shows a mountain in that place and in my own mod (The Great Rebellion) I've come up with an explanation to what...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-04-01, 18:34
Replies: 20
Views: 3,040
Posted By Battler
- Zink: But maintaining a Delphi DLL is...

- Zink: But maintaining a Delphi DLL is difficult... Delphi itself is paid, and from what I know, the free alternative is not 100% compatible with Delphi programs (I think I couldn't even get your...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-03-31, 17:09
Replies: 20
Views: 3,040
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: We can modify pretty much everything of...

- Jesse: We can modify pretty much everything of LBA 1, and some things of LBA 2 though very lacky - we lack anything for modifying LBA 2 models, animations, exterior islands, etc.
You should first...
Forum: Fan Music 2016-03-30, 01:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Battler
- Jelle: Well, why not. Also because maybe if I...

- Jelle: Well, why not. Also because maybe if I keep doing it, I'll get better at it. :D
Forum: Fan Music 2016-03-29, 19:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Battler
A tune long in the making

(And still not finished. :p)
I started this probably even before I worked with Jesse on the TGR music (which didn't produce much output from me, at least not output he liked, other than one tune...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-03-29, 18:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,040
Posted By Battler
As a matter of fact, that's precisely what ID...

As a matter of fact, that's precisely what ID Software did with Wolfenstein 3D (and Spear of Destiny) and Doom - they released the source code for both games, but not the game resources. Adeline...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-03-29, 04:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,040
Posted By Battler
- Quetch: Obviously he created the best modding...

- Quetch: Obviously he created the best modding tools - he has the source code of both LBA 1 and LBA 2. If we all had those source codes, all our modding tools would be much better than they are. :p...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-03-27, 07:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,040
Posted By Battler
Awesome then. Let's wait for xesf and Zink to...

Awesome then. Let's wait for xesf and Zink to appear, so the work can start.

Also, we need to settle the terminology as well. There is some in use but it does not quite match the terminology used...
Forum: SpeedRunning 2016-03-27, 07:33
Replies: 7
Views: 2,960
Posted By Battler
- gravel22: You got nowhere with it? What problem...

- gravel22: You got nowhere with it? What problem did you have? I recommend getting this version: http://goo.gl/JYoP4k as it has some improvements I made that haven't yet reached the mainline. Will...
Forum: Fan Creations - General 2016-03-27, 07:29
Replies: 9
Views: 2,793
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: It depends on how much is changed. If...

- Jesse: It depends on how much is changed. If it's just the grid - you just replace it in LBA_GRI.HQR. If it's the grid and the BLL, then you also need to replace the corresponding entry in...
Forum: SpeedRunning 2016-03-25, 19:13
Replies: 7
Views: 2,960
Posted By Battler
I could try to implement some form of state...

I could try to implement some form of state saving into PCem. The tricky thing would be saving the state of the CPU and of the dynamic recompiler.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2016-03-24, 04:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,040
Posted By Battler
LBA Modding API

I'm thinking of making a .DLL file with a LBA Modding API that then all the various tools can call. The language is going to be C or C++. That way, the current... well.. chaos can be fixed a bit....
Forum: General 2016-03-24, 04:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By Battler
If you have a strong enough PC, I would recommend...

If you have a strong enough PC, I would recommend getting a copy of DOS and running LBA 2 on PCem. It emulates quite a few things better than DOSBox. You may even get a copy of some old Windows...
Forum: General 2016-03-21, 20:22
Replies: 62
Views: 9,907
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: The red robotic rabbibunny clones also...

- Polaris: The red robotic rabbibunny clones also attack the penguin. :p

Also, FunFrock shoots the exact same projectiles as the sphero clones, and they emanate from his body much like they do...
Forum: Fan Creations - General 2016-03-18, 14:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,793
Posted By Battler
I need to put my grid of Temple of Bù before the...

I need to put my grid of Temple of Bù before the sandstorm up there too. It's arguably my best grid ever, and yet I never could be arsed to put it onto the site for some reason.

Edit: - Polaris:...
Forum: General 2016-03-18, 14:47
Replies: 62
Views: 9,907
Posted By Battler
Well this is where I was evidently a fricken...

Well this is where I was evidently a fricken moron, as for some reason, I stopped at the down to go through all trash cans and flowers, but never though of buying another penguin to use on the red...
Forum: General 2016-03-17, 18:08
Replies: 62
Views: 9,907
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Well, that's just because you played LBA...

- Jesse: Well, that's just because you played LBA 1 first. :p I played LBA 2 first and that story left a bigger impact on me. Though it's true that in the end, both stories are variants of the same...
Forum: Fan Creations - General 2016-03-17, 14:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,793
Posted By Battler
The LBA stuff is all at: http://www.islandcx.net...

The LBA stuff is all at: http://www.islandcx.net . All the other sites Kobold listed are irrelevant.
Forum: The site and forum 2016-03-17, 14:54
Replies: 14
Views: 13,594
Posted By Battler
- Darkflame: Why doesn't elmuerte just hand over...

- Darkflame: Why doesn't elmuerte just hand over the reins to someone more active? This forum is stagnating - it s using a way outdated forum software (it's a decade old!) that's probably full of...
Forum: General 2016-03-17, 14:49
Replies: 62
Views: 9,907
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: The enemies are overpowered. Most of...

- Polaris: The enemies are overpowered. Most of them fire too damned fast and usually there's multiple of them ganging up on you. While this makes sense for end-game enemies, the game also does it...
Forum: Member Announcements 2016-03-16, 17:03
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By Battler
Happy belated birthday, Fred.

Happy belated birthday, Fred.
Forum: General 2016-03-16, 17:00
Replies: 62
Views: 9,907
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: The blowgun test is in LBA 2, not LBA 1....

- Jesse: The blowgun test is in LBA 2, not LBA 1. LBA 1 has no blowgun. In LBA 1 you only ever have three weapons - your own body (ie. aggressive mode), the magic ball, and towards the end of the...
Forum: General 2016-03-16, 14:15
Replies: 62
Views: 9,907
Posted By Battler
The problem with LBA 1 is that it's insanely...

The problem with LBA 1 is that it's insanely difficult. The saving system just makes that even worse, even more so with the game taking you to some completely other places after Game Over (eg. if you...
Forum: Off topic 2016-03-03, 14:52
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
Here's my point again - noone here has gone and...

Here's my point again - noone here has gone and sought out actual reliable, independent, and objective sources on the China gamification thing.


And since when is Wikipedia reliable? I am myself...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-23, 18:11
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
Yes, a big part of Russians are homophobe, so are...

Yes, a big part of Russians are homophobe, so are a big part of Europeans and Americans, and so is all of Saudi Arabia who beheads homosexuals. Yet out of all these, only Russia is ever talked about....
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-20, 21:43
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: You should go fine the thread about...

- Polaris: You should go fine the thread about languages that quickly became a political discussion between Link (now known as Lupin) and me about China, and read what he had to say. It will...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-17, 08:03
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: Estonia? Um what on earth? No I am...

- Polaris: Estonia? Um what on earth? No I am not, one of my members (pwned) is a Russian living in Estonia, and yes Estonian, just like its brother Finnish and its distant cousin Hungarian, is...
Forum: General 2016-02-14, 07:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By Battler
- xesf: I asked him, AFAIK, about the LBA 2...

- xesf: I asked him, AFAIK, about the LBA 2 development/preview versions that we have screenshots of, and he didn't even recall they existed. I wish we could get a copy of that version as it has very...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-08, 23:21
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
- marcosmapf: I apologize for my tone, it's just...

- marcosmapf: I apologize for my tone, it's just that this discussion with Polaris came after a few violent discussion on the same issues with some radical SJW's on my IRC network, so I was not in...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-04, 21:57
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
Will respond to the rest later, but this just in:...

Will respond to the rest later, but this just in: https://www.rt.com/op-edge/331318-german-media-merkel-control/ . So much about German media being "free".

Edit: And this is the other German...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-03, 19:59
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
Because I don't memorize the exact links to...

Because I don't memorize the exact links to everything in my head. It takes time to find everything again.


Are you serious? Common sense tells you there's plenty homosexual couples lining up to...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-03, 08:16
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
No, I mean that there are dozens of heterosexual...

No, I mean that there are dozens of heterosexual couples right now lining up to adopt children. First give them children, then think of the homosexuals.


That's bad indeed, and I would personally...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-02, 06:42
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
At least here in Slovenia, we have no political...

At least here in Slovenia, we have no political party that doesn't follow the SJW party line. Even the United Left, who are euroskeptics and pro-Russians, support gay marriage, gay adoption, and...
Forum: General 2016-02-01, 23:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: No, I am referring to the two...

- Polaris: No, I am referring to the two development versions from August 1994, which just so happen to end where the demo ends. They are from August 8th, 1994, and August 16th, 1994. A release...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-01, 23:29
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
This just in:...

This just in: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/02/01/rupert-murdoch-broke-impartiality-pledge-by-attacking-ukip-backing-tories/ . Looks like Murdoch's media isn't that anti-immigration after all.
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-01, 19:00
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
To me, the situation in the EU seems worse. At...

To me, the situation in the EU seems worse. At least in China, you have the vague hope things will be better if you can somehow get rid of your government, here in EU, we change governments all the...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-01, 07:11
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
Is being arrested and tortured by the government...

Is being arrested and tortured by the government authorities any different from being beaten up by a bunch of third wave feminists, as well as them going after your career? Again, it did and does...
Forum: Off topic 2016-02-01, 03:17
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: Is it not? Sure, maybe not by the...

- Polaris: Is it not? Sure, maybe not by the government, but our governments need not move a finger when they have the Social Justice Warriors do it for them. The SJW's declare anyone disagreeing...
Forum: General 2016-02-01, 02:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: I think one or even both might be...

- Polaris: I think one or even both might be downloadable from the MBN. They only have the first 4 or so scenes, and end with a video are you go from the area outside the Citadel to the first part of...
Forum: Off topic 2016-01-31, 21:53
Replies: 43
Views: 4,481
Posted By Battler
It wouldn't surprise me if the EU, being as...

It wouldn't surprise me if the EU, being as controlling as it is, itself introduced this kind of thing soon and made it mandatory. Frau (or should I say Führerin?) Merkel would certainly love it....
Forum: General 2016-01-31, 21:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By Battler
That'd be LBA 2, while this sale is of a LBA 1...

That'd be LBA 2, while this sale is of a LBA 1 development version. Let's remember, however, that two development versions of LBA 1 from August 1994 are leaked, and this has a high chance of being...
Forum: News 2016-01-27, 06:40
Replies: 66
Views: 35,913
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Make it over 20 whole machines. And over...

- Jesse: Make it over 20 whole machines. And over 20 graphics cards. :p For LBA 1, I recommend emulating the Sound Blaster AWE32 sound card. Then if you choose OPL3 in Setup, it will use your host's...
Forum: News 2016-01-26, 02:12
Replies: 66
Views: 35,913
Posted By Battler
- Bestary: If you get that disc, find a way to...

- Bestary: If you get that disc, find a way to get it to me too. I collect different versions of the LBA games, so that would be one very nice addition.
Also, and no offense meant, but for LBA 1,...
Forum: News 2016-01-25, 07:11
Replies: 66
Views: 35,913
Posted By Battler
- Bestary: I have good Russian versions of LBA 1...

- Bestary: I have good Russian versions of LBA 1 and LBA 2, with voices too. Maybe I can find a way to get them to you. In fact, I have I think three Russian versions of LBA 2, each with a different...
Forum: Off topic 2015-11-15, 15:09
Replies: 49
Views: 3,243
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: So sit back and do nothing? Jesus H....

- Polaris: So sit back and do nothing? Jesus H. Christ, what have Europeans become... if people did this in the 1940's, we would all be speaking German today and have a Europe full of statues of...
Forum: Off topic 2015-11-14, 23:01
Replies: 49
Views: 3,243
Posted By Battler
- ChaosFish: Ahhh, OK then. Well I do admit I...

- ChaosFish: Ahhh, OK then. Well I do admit I went a bit overboard, thing is, I'm just pissed off because Europe is being ruined because our leaders don't know how to run a country, let alone a...
Forum: Off topic 2015-11-14, 18:16
Replies: 49
Views: 3,243
Posted By Battler
Wow so now any thread in which even a single post...

Wow so now any thread in which even a single post criticizes the EU gets removed or hidden? Has MBN really come from extreme allowance to extreme censorship now? I could swear there was a thread by...
Forum: News 2015-11-12, 21:46
Replies: 66
Views: 35,913
Posted By Battler
- Darkflame: But Steam/Valve get percentage of...

- Darkflame: But Steam/Valve get percentage of revenue, right? So we're still devolving valuable money to Americans instead of keeping more inside Europe.

And my point is, Fred would have earned...
Forum: News 2015-11-11, 04:04
Replies: 66
Views: 35,913
Posted By Battler
- ChaosFish: The fact you got ignored IMHO...

- ChaosFish: The fact you got ignored IMHO clearly shows they don't care much. They just probably got the most common versions of the games from torrents (how else would an American company get...
Forum: News 2015-11-10, 19:55
Replies: 66
Views: 35,913
Posted By Battler
I don't have the numbers, but considering it was...

I don't have the numbers, but considering it was ported to PC-98, FM-Towns, and the PlayStation, I'd say the numbers had to be high enough, since after all porting the game to all these platforms...
Forum: News 2015-11-09, 18:48
Replies: 66
Views: 35,913
Posted By Battler
I'm still appalled how all these distributors...

I'm still appalled how all these distributors seem to largely ignore LBAWin, and how they pretty much also ignore any players that don't speak English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
Maybe...
Forum: Off topic 2015-10-16, 16:01
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By Battler
How much do they offer an hour? Or a month for...

How much do they offer an hour? Or a month for that matter? If they offer at least the minimum wage prescribed by Slovenian law (€3.5/hour, €500/month), I am willing to take up the offer and learn...
Forum: First aid 2015-10-05, 19:34
Replies: 2
Views: 2,419
Posted By Battler
LBAWin volume controls in Windows 7

They do not work. As in, some don't even move (eg. the music control), while some move but have no effect (eg. CD Audio). Only Master Volume works.

I wonder if there's a fix out there for that?...
Forum: General 2015-10-04, 18:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,786
Posted By Battler
- xesf: Some still are, like the Scene Manager....

- xesf: Some still are, like the Scene Manager. Resource Manager is not but I am going to upload it later today. Will upload both 3.0.0 and the latest 4.0.0 Release Candidate.
I also need to...
Forum: General 2015-10-04, 05:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,786
Posted By Battler
Since you are a Moderator of the LBA...

Since you are a Moderator of the LBA Modifications section, I don't think it's appropriate for you to promote one specific program. You should be neutral and simply mention that we have programs that...
Forum: LBA1 Speedrunning 2015-10-03, 00:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By Battler
Woah, very nice! Now, if you managed to do...

Woah, very nice!

Now, if you managed to do LBA 1 in less than 1 hour, I really want to see you doing LBA 2 next. Who knows, you might be able to do under 40 minutes there, as LBA 2 is much less of...
Forum: General 2015-10-03, 00:04
Replies: 1
Views: 1,319
Posted By Battler
LBA 1 Kashes limit

I seem to recall that the Kashes limit in LBA 1 was 255. However, I am playing Japanese LBA 1 now in PCem-X (my fork of the PCem emulator) and I have just reached 274 Kashes. So I think either the...
Forum: General 2015-10-03, 00:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,626
Posted By Battler
I think LBA 2 might have actually been inspired...

I think LBA 2 might have actually been inspired by Flash Gordon. There, Ming the Merciless sends the moon onto a collision path with the Earth, so Flash Gordon and two of his friends go to Ming's...
Forum: Off topic 2015-09-20, 17:21
Replies: 49
Views: 3,243
Posted By Battler
- Darkflame: New member? A_LIPSTICK is Elliptic...

- Darkflame: New member? A_LIPSTICK is Elliptic a.k.a. ShootTheCactus. She has been here more time than me. :p
Forum: Off topic 2015-09-20, 01:48
Replies: 49
Views: 3,243
Posted By Battler
Teenagers (which have always been the primary...

Teenagers (which have always been the primary target audience of this forum) tend to judge everything by looks and if something looks to old, they tend to not give it a try. I am a moderator of...
Forum: Off topic 2015-09-19, 03:00
Replies: 49
Views: 3,243
Posted By Battler
Of course this place is dying - it does...

Of course this place is dying - it does absolutely nothing to reinvigorate itself. It still uses forum software that's almost a decade old, and the entire rules system is still designed to keep...
Forum: Member Announcements 2015-06-20, 06:45
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By Battler
- marcosmapf: I apologize for correcting you but...

- marcosmapf: I apologize for correcting you but "Nattyan-san" simply makes no sense. Let me point you out that Nattyan is simply a different romanization of Natchan, which is Nat- (I assume her name...
Forum: First aid 2015-06-18, 22:27
Replies: 8
Views: 3,068
Posted By Battler
- altiris28048: You are supposed to first obtain...

- altiris28048: You are supposed to first obtain the red card from that rabbibunny on the same island, and only then go rob the museum. Otherwise, you'll find yourself unable to ever obtain the red...
Forum: News 2015-06-15, 21:26
Replies: 24
Views: 30,061
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: Yes, that update appears in the 1995...

- Polaris: Yes, that update appears in the 1995 floppy version already. GoG must have just taken LBA_GRI.HQR from there. :p
Forum: News 2015-06-15, 06:13
Replies: 24
Views: 30,061
Posted By Battler
- Necdilzor: But I'm talking about specifically...

- Necdilzor: But I'm talking about specifically the LBA games. :p Right now, noone is attempting to offer those three languages.

Edit: And not based completely on the originals. In this thread...
Forum: First aid 2015-06-15, 02:49
Replies: 8
Views: 3,068
Posted By Battler
- altiris28048: Then GoG updated theirs to...

- altiris28048: Then GoG updated theirs to include those barrels.

Well, the barrels are normal. They were actually deliberately introduced to fix an exploit that allowed you to rob the museum...
Forum: First aid 2015-06-14, 17:41
Replies: 8
Views: 3,068
Posted By Battler
- altiris28048: You must have an updated version...

- altiris28048: You must have an updated version of the game then. From what I know, the 1995 floppy version has this change, and the Japanese version has it too. Have yet to see a European or US CD...
Forum: News 2015-06-13, 23:27
Replies: 24
Views: 30,061
Posted By Battler
- Darkflame: GoG is Polish? :O Well I stand...

- Darkflame: GoG is Polish? :O Well I stand corrected then. :p

Still though, how do we go about Russians, Japanese, etc.? GoG so far doesn't distribute the Russian or Japanese versions of the LBA...
Forum: News 2015-06-13, 21:28
Replies: 24
Views: 30,061
Posted By Battler
However, I still wonder what about say, Japanese,...

However, I still wonder what about say, Japanese, Russian, or Brazilian markets for which the GoG and DotEmu releases of the LBA games are useless because they don't provide the games in their...
Forum: News 2015-06-11, 03:05
Replies: 24
Views: 30,061
Posted By Battler
Edit: You guys are right.

Edit: You guys are right.
Forum: News 2015-06-09, 19:07
Replies: 24
Views: 30,061
Posted By Battler
I still don't get why this forum supports what is...

I still don't get why this forum supports what is pretty much profiteering from old games. Exactly 0 (= zero) revenues from GOG or DotEmu go to the developers, they do nothing but packaging the games...
Forum: Fan Creations - General 2015-06-03, 14:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By Battler
From what I know, Adeline mostly used stock sound...

From what I know, Adeline mostly used stock sound effects anyway.
Forum: General 2015-05-12, 00:28
Replies: 13
Views: 3,400
Posted By Battler
While you can improve the quality of music of the...

While you can improve the quality of music of the GOG version, the quality of Wave can only be improved by going for LBAWin. LBAWin plays the audio with whatever setting you use on Windows, which...
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-06, 00:29
Replies: 30
Views: 3,107
Posted By Battler
Wait a second here. Who said we'd necessarily go...

Wait a second here. Who said we'd necessarily go extinct after an asteroid impact? We're mammals after all, we survived the impact 65 million years ago that killed all non-avian dinosaurs, who's to...
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-05, 17:45
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: In my system, noone would be dead poor,...

- Jesse: In my system, noone would be dead poor, as everyone would have the right to live a dignitous life. Hence why already minimum income would be set so a person can actually live on it rather...
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-05, 14:19
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
The artist chose to become an artist, knowing...

The artist chose to become an artist, knowing fully well what he could expect from it. Noone stood and forced him to become an artist at gunpoint.


If you mean private enterprise, then an...
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-04, 21:15
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
Well, so? Shit happens. If I do paperwork for a...

Well, so? Shit happens. If I do paperwork for a company and 10 years later, while I'm no longer employed, the company suddenly becomes tremendously successful and starts making millions thanks to my...
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-04, 20:16
Replies: 27
Views: 4,156
Posted By Battler
I personally do all my coding in Notepad, well...

I personally do all my coding in Notepad, well except for VB 6 stuff... well actually even most of my VB 6 projects started in Notepad before they were taken to the IDE. I guess Notepad gives me more...
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-02, 22:34
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: 5-10 years. Want to keep making money?...

- Jesse: 5-10 years. Want to keep making money? Keep composing.
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-02, 18:10
Replies: 30
Views: 3,107
Posted By Battler
What about, you know, breaking the impacting...

What about, you know, breaking the impacting object to smitherens? I'm sure someone, somehow, would be able to find a way to. That way you also save everyone on Earth.
Forum: Off topic 2015-03-02, 14:54
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: While I do agree copyright has a point...

- Jesse: While I do agree copyright has a point to it, I think life + 70 years (or even 80 in some countries) is way too much, and possibly infinite if owned by a corporation. I think it should last...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-27, 23:56
Replies: 28
Views: 2,323
Posted By Battler
- Darkflame: Yeah, that's it! It's the first and...

- Darkflame: Yeah, that's it! It's the first and so far only thing to show feathered dinosaurs. Well apart from that semi-comical documentary about the T. rex from some years ago (which ends with T....
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-27, 20:18
Replies: 28
Views: 2,323
Posted By Battler
So am I. Back in 1993, Jurassic Park brought to...

So am I. Back in 1993, Jurassic Park brought to the world the latest up to date presentation of the dinosaurus. Now in 2015, its latest sequel, Jurassic World, does the contrary of that and presents...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-27, 04:00
Replies: 28
Views: 2,323
Posted By Battler
First on a negative note (don't worry, there's...

First on a negative note (don't worry, there's positive things about 2014 too, just keep reading and excuse my long-windedness).

There was the US-/EU-backed (neo-)Nazi takeover of Ukraine, related...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-24, 15:52
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Reek: True that.

- Reek: True that.
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-24, 13:37
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Reek: Turn on the radio. And tell me who do you...

- Reek: Turn on the radio. And tell me who do you hear? Because at least here, I tend to hear the likes of Justin Bieber, One Direction, Britney Spears, etc. How are those "artists" not for-profit...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-24, 00:44
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Well, some of your posts made you appear...

- Jesse: Well, some of your posts made you appear as if you only care about making millions. I apologize for the misunderstanding.
Since you're not one of those "profits über alles" artists, then...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-23, 17:50
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: I just did. This is called a different...

- Polaris: I just did. This is called a different arrangement of the same tune. I don't know in other countries, but at least in my country, when you arrange a tune differently, you are entitled to a...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-23, 16:18
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: But the tune is the same. So the...

- Polaris: But the tune is the same. So the composer *should* get the recognition that he indeed composed the tune, and ownership of it for a limited period of time.
Though, of course the performer...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-23, 12:30
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
Actually, in the current system, an artist...

Actually, in the current system, an artist doesn't sell products, he just sells licenses to use his products.


Hence, why you'd still earn more than someone whose work has very few buyers. Just...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-22, 19:25
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- SpaceGuitarist: But why should you earn money...

- SpaceGuitarist: But why should you earn money for doing nothing just because you did one piece of work at some point in the time? What gives you the right to consider yourself above all other...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-22, 16:13
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: No offense, Mozart profited almost...

- Jesse: No offense, Mozart profited almost nothing from his music and still excelled. If you need to earn tons of money to excel, then you have no passion, whatsoever.
What makes you are entitled...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-21, 22:44
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
My stance is the same there too. Why should a...

My stance is the same there too. Why should a programmer make one program once and profit from it endlessly? Make everyone do actual work to earn their living, be it composing, programming, or...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-21, 18:26
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: But why should you profit endlessly from...

- Jesse: But why should you profit endlessly from it while a regular worker needs to keep working to make money?
Forum: Member Announcements 2015-02-21, 15:20
Replies: 51
Views: 3,700
Posted By Battler
Thank you very much, Polaris!

Thank you very much, Polaris!
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 22:22
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Darkflame: Then what about just including the...

- Darkflame: Then what about just including the fee into all ISP contracts worldwide. That way essentially the mere existence of the Internet gets to pay the entertainment industry. Just put up a...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 21:11
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Sure, give me the money and I will. :p I...

- Jesse: Sure, give me the money and I will. :p I am prepared to even earn said money by working for you. :p
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 20:10
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Kasia: My desire to promote the stuff I admire...

- Kasia: My desire to promote the stuff I admire is in order to increase their availability and quality of availability in my country and across the EU. That way we would no longer have to violate...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 18:20
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Kasia: Let me do it point by point. Not...

- Kasia: Let me do it point by point.

Not easy when the people interested are few and all over the country.


Ah yes, invest time and money into writing something that maybe 2 people will see,...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 15:08
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
Problem is, preaching culture to people requires...

Problem is, preaching culture to people requires a venue that costs money. And how many people do you think would come, especially given all the other things going on?
I would have to organize an...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 13:10
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
Not in my country. In my country, the few anime...

Not in my country. In my country, the few anime that do come are generally US dubs on cable channels. And certainly not Sailor Moon, to which only here in the Literal we had exposure because we're...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 11:24
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- Kasia: How are people going to be interested if...

- Kasia: How are people going to be interested if they don't know of the existence of the Japanese artists? Now, if the Japanese artists got the same level of advertisement here as say, American...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 03:22
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
I don't even get what you're saying? Holy Batman,...

I don't even get what you're saying? Holy Batman, I didn't know you could read minds.
I get that you meant don't derail threads, but my point was, I initially merely replied with something on-topic...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-20, 01:08
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
That was said by Darkflame, not me. I even...

That was said by Darkflame, not me. I even expressed my negative perception of his opinion. All I added was that PayPal has a problem in that it's American and that EU should make their own like...
Forum: General 2015-02-19, 23:32
Replies: 62
Views: 9,907
Posted By Battler
Sure, it does go too far. But it's based on my...

Sure, it does go too far. But it's based on my observation of this community. I mean, I notice that most of the oldbies seem to be financially well-off enough to afford traveling around europe for...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-19, 23:32
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
This, my dear, is called me challenging your...

This, my dear, is called me challenging your opinion with mine. Yes, in my opinion, saying that Vachey is the best of the best, is ridiculous. Now, in my opinion, saying he is among the best of the...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-19, 22:55
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- SpaceGuitarist: First, I am entited to have my...

- SpaceGuitarist: First, I am entited to have my opinions and express them.
As for the USA, I hate it because they essentially turned Ukraine into a fascist state and the rest of Europe against...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-19, 20:23
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
That wasn't addressed at him but at the modern...

That wasn't addressed at him but at the modern music industry in general.


Well, considering he was the one who has (or had) the rights to his music, either he chose iTunes, or he gave the rights...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-19, 19:46
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
- SpaceGuitarist: So having composed good music...

- SpaceGuitarist: So having composed good music automatically exempes Vachey from all criticism? What the heck...

Edit: And "best of the best compositions this world ever heard."? Seriously? So he...
Forum: Off topic 2015-02-19, 01:32
Replies: 112
Views: 6,302
Posted By Battler
First, I don't believe LBA 3 should be radically...

First, I don't believe LBA 3 should be radically different from 1 and 2 just to cater to the masses. I'd like to see a LBA 3 that would keep the spirit of the original games.
There is also the fact...
Forum: General 2015-01-24, 01:23
Replies: 25
Views: 3,017
Posted By Battler
I might apply once my C and C++ reach a...

I might apply once my C and C++ reach a reasonable level. Until then, I'll just regularly look at the page and pray God it doesn't expire.
Forum: Dear moderators 2014-12-24, 00:05
Replies: 6
Views: 11,924
Posted By Battler
I personally believe this edit was completely...

I personally believe this edit was completely useless. After all, it's been out there for 10 years now and most probably has been passed around a lot. I think it's already out there in malicious...
Forum: First aid 2014-11-15, 06:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,876
Posted By Battler
Just don't use FunnyFrog's patch. Use DxWnd...

Just don't use FunnyFrog's patch. Use DxWnd instead. Don't bother with the GoG version because it's run using DOSBox which will just hog your resources.
Also, that crash you're getting looks like...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-11-08, 03:13
Replies: 123
Views: 14,224
Posted By Battler
Well, I can try implementing that in my fork when...

Well, I can try implementing that in my fork when I get around to starting work on it (which will be after I get Delphi because the code isn't fully compatible with Lazarus).
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-11-08, 03:11
Replies: 7
Views: 2,801
Posted By Battler
For LBA 1. LBA 2 uses 22.5 kHz .WAV compressed...

For LBA 1. LBA 2 uses 22.5 kHz .WAV compressed with IMA ADPCM from what I know.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-11-03, 15:59
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: That is possible, yes. But let's first...

- Polaris: That is possible, yes. But let's first see if we can draw 2D sprites on top of a background images.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-11-03, 01:48
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: The point it, text type 1 evidently...

- Polaris: The point it, text type 1 evidently requires an actual scene to be up and running. Text type 129, however, does not.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-11-02, 20:29
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Battler
Update: I just tested and boxed text on the...

Update: I just tested and boxed text on the bottom on top of a background image IS possible. However, if the text type is set to 1 (Normal), the 3D models and sprites of the scene are still rendered...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-11-02, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Battler
I don't see a problem with text over characters....

I don't see a problem with text over characters. If any of you have played Umineko no Naku Koro ni or its predecessor, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, you'd know that that's precisely how those visual...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-29, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By Battler
Using LBA 2 as a Visual Novel engine...

First, what is a Visual Novel? It's a novel that is "played" (read) on a computer, generally drawn in anime/manga style (but can really be drawn in any style you wish), with background images, sound...
Forum: First aid 2014-10-15, 01:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By Battler
So from my latest diagnosis, it seems to boil...

So from my latest diagnosis, it seems to boil down to the resource files. I now put my patched .EXE into the LBA 1 Floppy Version folder, and lo and behold, the freeze went away. My current suspects...
Forum: General 2014-10-14, 23:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By Battler
I personally like the Japanese LBA 1 voices the...

I personally like the Japanese LBA 1 voices the best, though the Russian ones are not bad, either (but for some reason they have a woman narrating inventory stuff, item findings, and the intro, while...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-12, 21:46
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By Battler
- Dino-Fly: I didn't know not being the best was...

- Dino-Fly: I didn't know not being the best was an offense. Honestly anyone who gets offended at the thought of not being among the best developers, needs to grow up.
My point was simply that, the...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-12, 00:43
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By Battler
- xesf: You're right. Apology accepted, and let's...

- xesf: You're right. Apology accepted, and let's move on now.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-12, 00:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By Battler
- xesf: I don't like C# because it compiles to...

- xesf: I don't like C# because it compiles to managed code, something which can't be said for Delphi which is based on Pascal.
And as I said, I'm already learning C and C++. The only reason I'm...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-11, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By Battler
My attitude? All I did was release a program....

My attitude? All I did was release a program. Granted, at a weird timing, but that was about it. Her reaction was not at all warranted, and I'm quite sure she was simply blinded by love.
Also, you...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-11, 20:32
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By Battler
- xesf: It would take me a lot of time to learn...

- xesf: It would take me a lot of time to learn C#. And then again, why C#, and not, say, Java which is much more open than C#? And remember, I am using Adeline's original compression code compiled...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-08, 20:12
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By Battler
No, I am not going to take matters to PM's. I...

No, I am not going to take matters to PM's. I want a public discussion. And I want the people to know what has been going on for 10 years now. Especially when the personal involved is the Moderator...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-08, 20:03
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By Battler
- Polaris: Her MBN nickname is Nor.

- Polaris: Her MBN nickname is Nor.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-08, 19:38
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By Battler
Moderation complains

-xesf: Also, I think it's time the truth is finally told here.

First, why when I originally proposed to ask yaz0r to release his viewers, you and others told me not to because yaz0r wouldn't care...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-08, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Battler
Except I don't see how giving out information on...

Except I don't see how giving out information on how to mod the game hurt sales. As long as they enact a proper EULA saying that mods may not bypass game protections (CD check or whatever) and that...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-08, 00:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By Battler
Lazarus is not a solution at all... installing it...

Lazarus is not a solution at all... installing it on Windows now and it needs the QT library. I'm quite sure Embarcadero Delphi runs natively on Windows, rather than requiring an abstraction layer...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-06, 16:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By Battler
- Zink: Sure, will do. And as for Delphi,...

- Zink: Sure, will do.

And as for Delphi, check PM, I think I found something. ;)
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-10-01, 00:22
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By Battler
[LBA Package Manager] Two questions...

I have two questions for Zink regarding the LBA Package Manager:

1. Is forking allowed? Because I notice you released the source code, and I was thinking of just porting to it anything that my LBA...
Forum: First aid 2014-09-04, 15:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By Battler
- xesf: The fact the 1994 CD version, both...

- xesf: The fact the 1994 CD version, both European and US, has code for FLA_PCX.HQR but not for FLA_GIF.HQR.

Also, I tested it with the Japanese CD version too after that, and that one has code...
Forum: General 2014-09-01, 18:15
Replies: 31
Views: 8,326
Posted By Battler
I am actually thinking... what if those "iron...

I am actually thinking... what if those "iron fences" in the temple are simply leftovers of something altogether fancies.

This for example is a Japanese-style paper window:...
Forum: LBA: The Great Rebellion 2014-08-28, 02:21
Replies: 10
Views: 24,381
Posted By Battler
Well, I will get to Krotpman Island later. For...

Well, I will get to Krotpman Island later.
For time being, let me stop on the Desert Island a bit. Basically, we know that in LBA 1 it was put under heavy military control because it contained what...
Forum: LBA: The Great Rebellion 2014-08-28, 01:06
Replies: 0
Views: 1,736
Posted By Battler
Grids audit

So I'm doing an audit on all the grids I have. Here I'm going to list just what grids are/were not OK:
1. Desert Island - Port Ludo Harbor - I had to actually find the scenario for that one since it...
Forum: First aid 2014-08-25, 23:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By Battler
Enabling slideshows instead of videos in LBA 1 CD version...

So, I'm looking into how to make the LBA 1 CD version executable display slideshows instead of videos. The code is there and I found (by disassembling the executable with IDA Pro) that a variable (of...
Forum: Member Announcements 2014-08-25, 23:28
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Battler
- Gpodri: Pozdravljeni in dobrodošli na forumu...

- Gpodri: Pozdravljeni in dobrodošli na forumu Magicball Network. Je bil že čas, da dobimo še kakšnega Slovenca! Imejte se lepo!

Translation: Hello and welcome to the Magicball Network Forums. It...
Forum: First aid 2014-08-13, 04:06
Replies: 6
Views: 4,661
Posted By Battler
- Kobold: Actually, in non-European versions of...

- Kobold: Actually, in non-European versions of the game, there are CD tracks for all of the TADPCM*.WAV files, with the corresponding .WAV files not being there. The JADPCM*.WAV files are still...
Forum: General 2014-08-13, 03:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By Battler
Not just those - you can also sell the customer's...

Not just those - you can also sell the customer's umbrella IIRC. And the ferry ticket (so make sure you have bought one before your last trip to Zeelich). But I'd need to replay the game to make sure.
Forum: Member Announcements 2014-08-04, 16:25
Replies: 43
Views: 2,731
Posted By Battler
Zoe Welcome back, Kasia!

Kasia, I am so glad you were allowed to come back. As people might have told you already, I tried to avenge the unjust Ban you had been given. I just today realized you're back and that made me...
Forum: Member Announcements 2014-07-19, 03:43
Replies: 50
Views: 3,687
Posted By Battler
- xesf: And I would to go Venice with what money?...

- xesf: And I would to go Venice with what money? I'm on welfare because there are no jobs.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-07-18, 21:18
Replies: 12
Views: 4,480
Posted By Battler
- LBAWinOwns: For automated recompression, just...

- LBAWinOwns: For automated recompression, just write a script, as LBA Resource Manager supports scripting too. From what I remember, I had even included a documentation of the script commands.

-...
Forum: Member Announcements 2014-07-12, 23:36
Replies: 50
Views: 3,687
Posted By Battler
I invite everyone here for a meeting in my...

I invite everyone here for a meeting in my hometown (Koper, Slovenia) after July 20th. Or at least though who can't make it to the Amsterdam meeting.
Forum: Syndicated news 2014-06-03, 11:27
Replies: 10
Views: 4,192
Posted By Battler
Also, for some reason the link in the sub-forum's...

Also, for some reason the link in the sub-forum's description still goes to: http://www.obrasilero.com/lba-tgr/ . That hasn't been accessible since 2009. It needs to be changed to...
Forum: Syndicated news 2014-06-02, 18:20
Replies: 10
Views: 4,192
Posted By Battler
The RSS feed getter needs to be updated to the...

The RSS feed getter needs to be updated to the new URL of the RSS feed: http://tgr.islandcx.net/rss.php .
Forum: LBA: The Great Rebellion 2014-05-26, 21:34
Replies: 10
Views: 24,381
Posted By Battler
So, the backstory being written, it's time to...

So, the backstory being written, it's time to start with the storyline proper.

So where does the game start? The island is obvious - Citadel Island, as after all, both LBA 1 and LBA 2 start, and...
Forum: Off topic 2014-05-26, 14:14
Replies: 99
Views: 7,752
Posted By Battler
- J McKalling: Then please help me see it.

- J McKalling: Then please help me see it.
Forum: Off topic 2014-05-26, 12:59
Replies: 99
Views: 7,752
Posted By Battler
- J McKalling: It can't be solved differently....

- J McKalling: It can't be solved differently. Let me remind you that the guy who was recently promoted to Administrator, is the same person who last year proclaimed widely and loudly that I should...
Forum: Off topic 2014-05-26, 12:35
Replies: 99
Views: 7,752
Posted By Battler
- xesf: For you, maybe. But I have few friends...

- xesf: For you, maybe. But I have few friends left on this forum. I don't really feel at home here, on the contrary, on this forum I feel like being a sheep in the wolf's den.
On this forum, I get...
Forum: Off topic 2014-05-24, 23:40
Replies: 99
Views: 7,752
Posted By Battler
Bumping to say that the forum is back. The URL is...

Bumping to say that the forum is back. The URL is the same old one: http://www.islandcx.net/forum .
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2014-02-14, 03:21
Replies: 27
Views: 12,291
Posted By Battler
- Zink: For rendering height maps in isometric...

- Zink: For rendering height maps in isometric mode, you can look at the code of my LBA 2 Island Height Map Viewer. That pretty much does just that.
Forum: LBA: The Great Rebellion 2013-12-05, 21:16
Replies: 10
Views: 24,381
Posted By Battler
Twinsen's sister is looking more and more of a...

Twinsen's sister is looking more and more of a good idea to me. After all, Tabata does look a bit Twinsen'ish - the dark ponytail for one. She's also the only character apart from Zoé that actually...
Forum: General 2013-12-05, 20:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By Battler
- Armageddon: The LBA modding projects are in a...

- Armageddon: The LBA modding projects are in a quite sad state right now. The leader of LID, Necdilzor, is gone, the LBA Prequel has been cancelled, and LBA: The Great Rebellion is currently on life...
Forum: General 2013-09-13, 22:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By Battler
- Quetch: Welcome back! We all missed you so...

- Quetch: Welcome back! We all missed you so much! Nice to see you're finally back.

In any case, I think dotemu's system requirements are for running the games with DOSBox.
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-12, 06:28
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
Yes, I admit I shouldn't have done that, and I...

Yes, I admit I shouldn't have done that, and I apologize for it.


I was thinking you should apologize for the incident of my first forum, but then I realized that was nearly 9 years ago now, so I...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-11, 19:28
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
No, this time for example, I discussed Anime in...

No, this time for example, I discussed Anime in the Anime thread, made a thread asking for that thread to be re-opened, replied to two LBA First Aid threads to help people who had issues with the...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-11, 19:15
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Reek: All I want is you, A_LIPSTICK, and other...

- Reek: All I want is you, A_LIPSTICK, and other people from #lba to leave me alone. It's true, I don't like you guys but it's not about the past teasing per se, it's more about that that I've never...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-11, 01:01
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
Please, go to 4chan /b/ and continue this there....

Please, go to 4chan /b/ and continue this there. It's much more appropriate there than here. :lol:
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-11, 01:00
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
Because so far, I've yet to see any of you...

Because so far, I've yet to see any of you disagree with the rest of #lba on something important.


The posts are harsh because they contradict my arguments with ad hominem counter-arguments, and...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-11, 00:45
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
Yes, my anecdote is irrelevant to this forum,...

Yes, my anecdote is irrelevant to this forum, you're absolutely right about that. But you missed my point too. My point was, that informing someone who doesn't speak a word of English, that he needs...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-11, 00:41
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
1. I agree on that, all I'm saying is Reek and...

1. I agree on that, all I'm saying is Reek and A_LIPSTICK should do the same instead of reply with a harsh post anyone dares do or say anything they don't like/approve of.
2. Not the root of all...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 23:47
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Reek: LOL, maybe I am inferior then. And proud...

- Reek: LOL, maybe I am inferior then. And proud of it. :lol: Especially because that statement of yours is I think the most asinine thing I've ever read on this forum. :lol:

And well, my point...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 23:37
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
Ah, so now we resort to the typical rhetoric of...

Ah, so now we resort to the typical rhetoric of "whoever does not act like I think they should, is not normal". Please, if you're going to accuse me of making things up, at least have the decency to...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 23:14
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Reek: I'm only imitating one line from her...

- Reek: I'm only imitating one line from her signature, the rest is different. I doubt her signature contains the flag of the African National Congress or the first verse of the National Anthem of...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 22:41
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Rex_Hollywood: I need to dig through the logs....

- Rex_Hollywood: I need to dig through the logs. I'll provide some logs as soon as I find some.
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 22:21
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: True, you're right. - Polaris: Yes,...

- Jesse: True, you're right.

- Polaris: Yes, I need to put it to the new hosting server, and I'm going to use the old one as a read-only archive, while the new one will be started from scratch,...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 21:42
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
This time, marcosmapf is with me. And possibly...

This time, marcosmapf is with me. And possibly SpaceGuitiarist too. And even Kasia might be interested.
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 21:32
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
Yes, you're right. But the problem is, the...

Yes, you're right.
But the problem is, the people from #lba never say a nice word to me, always just negativity. That's what my problem is. I can accept being told harsh truth when it's due - what I...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 20:57
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: If you prefer discussing stuff on a pub...

- Jesse: If you prefer discussing stuff on a pub level, that's your decision. My point is that, I prefer discussing stuff on a more serious level, so I'd appreciate it if people respected my decision...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 20:36
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Yes, exactly, I'm an adult, so I want...

- Jesse: Yes, exactly, I'm an adult, so I want discussion on adult level, not on teenage level. And I'm interested in discussion on a discussion circle level, not on a pub level. What this forum...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 18:30
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Rex_Hollywood: The incident was after Anakin...

- Rex_Hollywood: The incident was after Anakin and A_LIPSTICK were Banned from this forum a few months ago, and most of you in #lba proceeded to complain how Jesse is some kind of evil corrupt...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 15:59
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: All I'm asking is to enforce basic...

- Jesse: All I'm asking is to enforce basic respect among members.


It can be said politely too, for example, "I think his story is false because I find that kind of behavior from people...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 14:47
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Reek: Thank you for once again posting the type...

- Reek: Thank you for once again posting the type of post that is the problem. Once again we get attacked for saying something you guys don't like/approve of. That needs to stop.
And maybe I have no...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-10, 00:43
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
I don't really care if other people misbehave?...

I don't really care if other people misbehave? That's very wrong. I lectured Kasia via e-mail, only to get back a response from her that I don't have emotional intelligence to understand why she...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-09, 23:18
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
Considering the harshness of A_LIPSTICK's posts,...

Considering the harshness of A_LIPSTICK's posts, I'd say she takes stuff even more seriously. I mean she basically waits in the bushes for the perfect chance to insult me and accuse me of lying and...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-09, 23:16
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Harsh opinions about subjects are not a...

- Jesse: Harsh opinions about subjects are not a problem. Harsh opinions about people though, are ad hominem attack and should be avoided in proper debate. It is the message that should be debated,...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-09, 22:29
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
The same goes for you. That's the more...

The same goes for you.


That's the more ignorant logic I've ever seen. So because some event didn't happen the way you think it should have, it's automatically made up and false? Wow, just wow......
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-08, 20:12
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Yes, the rules are clear, but the way of...

- Jesse: Yes, the rules are clear, but the way of enforcing the rules should still be kinder than the way the guy's thread was handled.
And yes, it's weird, just like it was weird for me to start...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-08, 00:45
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
- A_LIPSTICK: I went onto a Polish-only forum and...

- A_LIPSTICK: I went onto a Polish-only forum and posted in English. The main Administrator himself gave me a nice welcome and thanked me for making his forum international.
Forum: The site and forum 2013-09-07, 13:30
Replies: 106
Views: 14,189
Posted By Battler
First, one thread got closed simply because the...

First, one thread got closed simply because the original poster did not post in English. I (or someone else) remember the original post being in Spanish, and I could have translated it and acted as...
Forum: First aid 2013-09-06, 19:36
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By Battler
- Kerd: The error message makes it clear where...

- Kerd: The error message makes it clear where the cause is - the cause is the memory. You have bad RAM. I had this same kind of error message with various programs on my old Pentium 4 PC when I had...
Forum: First aid 2013-09-06, 19:32
Replies: 26
Views: 4,955
Posted By Battler
- Kobold: Noone ever said the Wizards getting...

- Kobold: Noone ever said the Wizards getting stuck issue has to do with FunnyFrog's patch. The Wizards issue that has to do with said patch is that of the Wizards already being freed and gone when...
Forum: General 2013-08-31, 23:11
Replies: 28
Views: 3,024
Posted By Battler
Is that for real? If yes, very interesting, nice...

Is that for real? If yes, very interesting, nice to know new things are still getting discovered about the LBA games.
If not, however, nice attempt there.
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-25, 17:31
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
Yay for encouraging us to break the rules by...

Yay for encouraging us to break the rules by continuing a discussion from a closed thread, instead of re-opening that thread. Seriously, why is it so hard to click the "Open" button on the other...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-25, 00:03
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
- marcosmapf: Jesse means to focus on getting the...

- marcosmapf: Jesse means to focus on getting the thread reopened, instead of arguing who did what in that thread.
In any case, if the thread gets re-opened, I will make sure to absolutely stay...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 20:09
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: There are tons of reasons why someone...

- Jesse: There are tons of reasons why someone could be unable to understand a plot - unfamiliarity with the culture the plot is set in, not being of the target group, etc. I don't see how it's an...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 14:00
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
- Darkflame: And I absolutely agree with that....

- Darkflame: And I absolutely agree with that. And noone should monitor threads 24/7. All I'm asking for is that when things like the one in that thread happen, rather than closing the thread,...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 13:52
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
Right now, I'm not attacking her, I'm just...

Right now, I'm not attacking her, I'm just pointing out she did not behave appropriate in that thread, something even Darkflame agrees with.
Edit: And no, A_LIPSTICK did not attack anyone in that...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 13:50
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
Wait a second, so Jack's alleged attack was this:...

Wait a second, so Jack's alleged attack was this:
Which is a rather cheap stab at Jack's grammar. This kind of attitude is clearly inappropriate on a forum such as this one, whose target is people...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 13:28
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Why do you always keep defending her?...

- Jesse: Why do you always keep defending her? And sure, her first reply per se wasn't over the line, but her insisting on keeping the argument going, was.

Edit: And what is not up to me? To...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 12:12
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: Whatever Jack did, was no excuse for her...

- Jesse: Whatever Jack did, was no excuse for her to reply the way she did. People should control their reactions. In any case, warnings should be given to both Jack and her, and posts deleted....
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 03:53
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
- Streg: That would do too. I agree. -...

- Streg: That would do too. I agree.

- SpaceGuitarist: What happened was, A_LIPSTICK made one of her usual remarks, J McKalling replied, and she refused to let go of the issue, to the point of her...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 01:42
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
By the way, Darkflame's did post a first warning...

By the way, Darkflame's did post a first warning before his last one, and it was this:
However, it was A_LIPSTICK that continued the argument. Why wasn't her new post simply deleted and she warned...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-24, 01:34
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
Except we can't, since the rules forbid...

Except we can't, since the rules forbid restarting a discussion which was closed.


Kindly stop assuming bad faith please. marcosmapf and I are voicing a genuine concern, so why not try to find a...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-19, 21:02
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
Yeah, what marcosmapf said. Darkflame posted his...

Yeah, what marcosmapf said. Darkflame posted his post, then instantly marcosmapf posted his and Darkflame just assumed marcosmapf was aware of Darkflame's post, and went ahead to close it without...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-08-18, 14:43
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By Battler
Thread closures...

Mind if I ask, why are good discussion threads like this: http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?p=445126#post445126 being closed. Sure I can see somewhat of a conflict there, but why not just...
Forum: Off topic 2013-08-13, 03:43
Replies: 69
Views: 5,788
Posted By Battler
Easy: One has the IRC window open, the other type...

Easy: One has the IRC window open, the other type in the same window via TeamViewer.
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-08-11, 23:54
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
I prefer OpenWatcom become it's less bloated, and...

I prefer OpenWatcom become it's less bloated, and can compile for a wide range of platforms. And it's easy to use.
Forum: Off topic 2013-08-11, 23:52
Replies: 37
Views: 4,278
Posted By Battler
My list of Top 10 anime: 1) Umineko no Naku...

My list of Top 10 anime:
1) Umineko no Naku Koro ni (but I recommend playing the original visual novel instead, much better);
2) Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (same as above, play the original visual...
Forum: Off topic 2013-08-11, 23:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By Battler
So, ladies and gentlement, Styx won the...

So, ladies and gentlement, Styx won the tie-breaker!
Then I can go on and prepare the next round. :D
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-08-08, 22:37
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- klusark: Is it possible to compile ResidualVM...

- klusark: Is it possible to compile ResidualVM with OpenWatcom?
Forum: Off topic 2013-08-04, 11:02
Replies: 53
Poll: Moon Landing
Views: 4,048
Posted By Battler
No, the general theory is that an object of at...

No, the general theory is that an object of at least the size of Mars collided with Earth, destroyed itself but not Earth, and caused a chunk of Earth to get sent into space where it eventually...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-30, 20:53
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- klusark: You're right. Then I have no idea why...

- klusark: You're right. Then I have no idea why you're getting black there. Ask alexfont or someone to give you yaz0r's code for the LBA 2 islands, maybe that can help you.
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-30, 19:53
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- klusark: The black is where the sea texture...

- klusark: The black is where the sea texture from RESS.HQR should go.
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-30, 14:09
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- klusark: Parts of the islands are either...

- klusark: Parts of the islands are either untextured (therefore filled with a solid color only) such as the brown dirt on Citadel Island, and parts are textured with textures from RESS.HQR.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-29, 19:10
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
That's precisely why we all go to Hell after we...

That's precisely why we all go to Hell after we die, without exception. Heaven is a lie, just like the cake.
Forum: General 2013-07-29, 18:59
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By Battler
- alexfont: The Japanese PSX version is different...

- alexfont: The Japanese PSX version is different from the European one. The Japanese PSX version is much closer to the PC version as regards the models.
And the memory card is mentioned at the...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-29, 17:06
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Jese: No, Reek just said someone came to #lba...

- Jese: No, Reek just said someone came to #lba in Zee's name and impersonated her. As to the identity of the impersonator, it's as of yet unknown.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-29, 15:15
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: I think of that possibility until I...

- Twinsan: I think of that possibility until I saw you insisting it must have been SpaceGuitarist, so I came up with that to try to explain why you insisted so much it must have been him.
I still...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-29, 14:29
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: We would have been sympathetic, had...

- Twinsan: We would have been sympathetic, had you limited your recounting of the events to verified facts and refrained from launching accusations.
When you started launching accusations and using...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-29, 13:52
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: You're way too angry about an...

- Twinsan: You're way too angry about an impersonation that happened on an Internet forum. It didn't affect your life in any way, and by raging so much about it you're doing exactly what that...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 21:57
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Yeah, you're right, it's impossible to prove...

Yeah, you're right, it's impossible to prove either way, therefore the matter is unsolved until further evidence emerges.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 21:56
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
So wait a second, my word proves nothing (and...

So wait a second, my word proves nothing (and rightfully so), SpaceGuitarist's word proves nothing (and rightfully so), but your own word is unequivocable evidence? Who do you think you are?
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 21:54
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
You got it wrong here. You have to prove he did...

You got it wrong here. You have to prove he did it, he doesn't need to prove he didn't do it. It's the positive that must be proven, not the negative.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 16:33
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
LOL, think what you want. If you want to believe...

LOL, think what you want. If you want to believe in KenOath's delusions, feel free to. :lol:
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 16:18
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: I can prove he exists and did the...

- Twinsan: I can prove he exists and did the crap, or better he can, contact him at OSBETAWORLD .
Or you can e-mail my friend Wack0 at l33twax@yahoo.com . He'll be glad to confirm my story. Also my...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 16:05
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: Truth is, you're being a big child...

- Twinsan: Truth is, you're being a big child over this entire matter and so am I. :lol:
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 15:53
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Jesse: No, unless the IP is an open proxy. But...

- Jesse: No, unless the IP is an open proxy. But the fact remains, three or four IP's were discussed, only one matched SpaceGuitarist, and no clear evidence was provided publicly for any of the IP's...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 14:14
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: No, in come ISP's or countries, you...

- Twinsan: No, in come ISP's or countries, you get a different IP every day. It's called a dynamic IP. In countries like Brazil or China, dynamic IP's are the norm.
The scenario you describe, is a...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-28, 12:45
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- Zink: Yes, but considering the change would be...

- Zink: Yes, but considering the change would be quite minor, I can't see a valid reason to not implement it. And no, it's not much more reasonable to compile that place just like the others because...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 12:39
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: Yes, the odds of getting the right IP...

- Twinsan: Yes, the odds of getting the right IP are remote... even for SpaceGuitarist. He doesn't have some special power to choose what IP he'll get assigned, and if he did, I seriously doubt he'd...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 11:04
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Reek: No, Twinsan could have asked some...

- Reek: No, Twinsan could have asked some Moderator for any SpaceGuitarist IP starting with a certain number, claiming he wanted to simply verify if there was a match... then after getting the IP, he...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-28, 00:27
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Twinsan alleges somehow, SpaceGuitarist was able...

Twinsan alleges somehow, SpaceGuitarist was able to get an exact older IP he used who knows when on this forum, on another forum recently to attack him. Now knowing that dynamic IP's are random, and...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 14:41
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
I only passed one log, since I found it very rude...

I only passed one log, since I found it very rude to crap on someone behind their back.


It's also rather difficult for SpaceGuitarist himself to deliberately get an older IP again. Also, why...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 01:45
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Reek: Well I thought it was Permanent,...

- Reek: Well I thought it was Permanent, especially as Rex_Hollywood basically told me I am no longer welcome there in PM, or so I understood him.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 01:16
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Here's the newsflash from you: I am Permanently...

Here's the newsflash from you: I am Permanently Banned from #lba, by decree of Rex_Hollywood a.k.a. SolidFlam, with no chance of EVER getting back. So I have zero chances of spying on #lba. And I can...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 01:12
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Reek: Well, I'm known for being utterly crap at...

- Reek: Well, I'm known for being utterly crap at recognizing jokes. :lol:
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 01:11
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Well, certainly they all pale in comparison to...

Well, certainly they all pale in comparison to yours which has SpaceGuitarist posting an attack post against you on an unrelated forum while he was sleeping. :lol:
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 01:10
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Reek: No, I blame all the cheap countries for...

- Reek: No, I blame all the cheap countries for that (China, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc.), as they are sucking away our jobs in order to grow their economy. Even Obama admitted as much and said industry...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 01:02
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
No, I mean the attack-fest in the sense of you...

No, I mean the attack-fest in the sense of you being one of the people actively trying to pass SpaceGuitarist guilty even though there's no real evidence for his guilt.

Also, #lba are responsible...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 00:57
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Jesse is human, not some divine being incapable...

Jesse is human, not some divine being incapable of telling anything other than the pure truth.
Also, Atresica was (actually, still is) a moderator of his same stature on this same forum, and she had...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 00:48
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
That whole attackfest against him in Twinsan's...

That whole attackfest against him in Twinsan's thread. The whole fact of one IP coming out and being supposedly THE damning IP, but was said to not have been used by SpaceGuitarist on the MBN, and...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 00:46
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Well if that Jasiek, if it was on IRC was a fake...

Well if that Jasiek, if it was on IRC was a fake or not, should have been easy to find out, had you done a /WHOIS on him, and then a /WHOWAS to see the past connections from him - if the IP/host...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 00:44
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Well, why don't you realize, that words alone,...

Well, why don't you realize, that words alone, regardless of who they come from, do not constitute evidence. People claim that IP was used by SpaceGuitarist on the MBN, without providing even a...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-27, 00:40
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Odds say he did it? No they don't, the chance of...

Odds say he did it? No they don't, the chance of him being framed are equal, and according to your own now-deleted post, even Jasiek thinks that's possible. And your "evidence" against SpaceGuitarist...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 23:37
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
I also quote this post for truth as I completely...

I also quote this post for truth as I completely agree with everything you wrote here.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 22:08
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Reek: Well the theory is that members of #lba...

- Reek: Well the theory is that members of #lba are running a concerted effort to get SpaceGuitarist in any way removed from this forum. So someone of them staged that attack against Twinsan, in...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 21:46
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- SpaceGuitarist: For him it's evidently guilty...

- SpaceGuitarist: For him it's evidently guilty until proven innocent, with the slightest "evidence" being enough to launch a final verdict.
Also, it's interesting to note that Jesse, who allegedly...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 21:36
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: Please refrain from making absolute...

- Twinsan: Please refrain from making absolute statements like "what you did" without providing some damned good evidence to support them...
And yes, I know how bad it is when someone insist you did...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 21:21
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Yeah, it's clear their intention is to make this...

Yeah, it's clear their intention is to make this forum uncomfortable for anyone that isn't like them.
Also, what Rex_Hollywood told me in PM on IRC, fits that too - he basically told me everyone...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 21:16
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
I hereby quote this post for truth, as you nailed...

I hereby quote this post for truth, as you nailed the matter directly in the center.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 21:15
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
Woah, hold on your horses. Why are you attacking...

Woah, hold on your horses. Why are you attacking SpaceGuitarist for behaving like that, but then A_LIPSTICK was showing the exact same behavior a few months ago, you never attacked her like this?...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 20:44
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
For less than a month. And I only passed a log...

For less than a month. And I only passed a log once because I didn't like how you guys bashed him behind his back. You guys have combined that with my mostly idling and my dislike of you guys, and...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-26, 19:27
Replies: 216
Views: 12,818
Posted By Battler
- SpaceGuitarist: I'm on your and J_McKalling's...

- SpaceGuitarist: I'm on your and J_McKalling's side. These people (mainly the #lba gang) have been doing this for 10 years, stomping on anyone that dares express an opinion they don't like/approve...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-26, 17:38
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- Zink: Well you can keep the name BREAK, but add...

- Zink: Well you can keep the name BREAK, but add it a target parameter. Remember, the commands list doesn't specify the parameters for each command, so interpreting the BREAK command as having one...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-25, 22:32
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- Zink: Maybe simply treat the BREAK that jumps...

- Zink: Maybe simply treat the BREAK that jumps to the last BREAK as a different command, I suggest naming it something like BREAK_EX or something like that.

Edit: And are you even sure it's...
Forum: General 2013-07-25, 22:29
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By Battler
- Streg: The dub is the exact same as of the PC...

- Streg: The dub is the exact same as of the PC versions. I've been saying for some years now that not only was the game dubbed to Japanese, but that I personally find the Japanese voices the best of...
Forum: General 2013-07-24, 14:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By Battler
No, read my first post please. I think this was...

No, read my first post please. I think this was done with the PS1 version, it even mentions a "memory card" at the beginning.
Forum: General 2013-07-23, 19:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By Battler
Japanese LBA 1 playthrough

So, I just stumbled upon this playthrough on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llVgyXBDaqI .

It's done by someone from Japan (from the voice seems female, but I could be wrong), and it...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-23, 01:59
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- alexfont: The original software rendering...

- alexfont: The original software rendering engine from LBA 1 and LBA 2 would be completely useless for this project as it's based on ages old code and it has bad compatibility problems.

So far it...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-23, 00:33
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
Is there any place where I can get some test...

Is there any place where I can get some test thing implemented on the ResidualVM software renderer so I can test it in some old machine emulators (talking ~ 1999-2003 here) and see how well it works...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-23, 00:30
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
Haruhiko Okumura's algorithm is faster than yours...

Haruhiko Okumura's algorithm is faster than yours and open... he clearly states in the header that you can do whatever you want with it. And it's in C, so it's very portable.
Edit: I have nothing...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-22, 18:51
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- klusark: Let me explain what kind of machines...

- klusark: Let me explain what kind of machines I'm talking about. In Japan it's common to find PC's which are for example a NEC PC-9801 (but also regular PC's of the same era up to ~ 3 years later)...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-22, 13:59
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
- klusark: The algorithm you're using is for...

- klusark: The algorithm you're using is for decompression, while I'm talking about the compression, which is especially needed for LBA 2 saved game support.

Also again, while I can understand...
Forum: TwinEngine 2013-07-22, 00:25
Replies: 62
Views: 17,749
Posted By Battler
While I like what this project is striving for, I...

While I like what this project is striving for, I would like to suggest an alternative proposal: why not finish implementing the LBA 2 engine as it originally was, in Watcom C/C++, and then add a...
Forum: Member Announcements 2013-07-21, 00:29
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By Battler
- EagleEyes: Hello, welcome to the Magicball...

- EagleEyes: Hello, welcome to the Magicball Network Forums and enjoy your stay!
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-13, 12:01
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
- Reek: Read my message again. I'm actually...

- Reek: Read my message again. I'm actually saying that if you state an absolute, you must be prepared to back it up. The same obviously goes for everyone else too, myself included.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-13, 01:16
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
That's true. But he didn't ask me to provide...

That's true. But he didn't ask me to provide evidence - he outright stated my claim is false, which is another absolute. Until either side provides evidence, either side's claims are unverified, and...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-12, 18:23
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
- Reek: OK, I was wrong about IT, and the 90% is...

- Reek: OK, I was wrong about IT, and the 90% is way too high, but still a lot of industry has already been lost to China, etc., and the process is continuing.
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-12, 01:02
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
- Reek: Well the world's not, as the world...

- Reek: Well the world's not, as the world includes those cheap countries itself, so my original statement makes no sense, I admit that.
But when it comes to the EU, the statistic does become true -...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-11, 22:22
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
Care to back up your statement with evidence...

Care to back up your statement with evidence please?

And I can easily give you newspaper article after newspaper article about all industry here closing down, people losing jobs, etc. And the same...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-11, 00:53
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
- Twinsan: There is already a global recession,...

- Twinsan: There is already a global recession, what with 90% of all industry having moved to China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc., and the IT work being moved to India and the like, resulting in...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-10, 01:46
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
For what greater good exactly? And is there any...

For what greater good exactly? And is there any independent source that confirms any good can come out of this?
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-09, 18:16
Replies: 94
Views: 8,607
Posted By Battler
I don't like that we're all being spied on by...

I don't like that we're all being spied on by NSA, etc., but I think online petitions are useless. I think we all need to go onto the streets and start massive demonstrations. It's a shame that now...
Forum: Off topic 2013-07-08, 17:00
Replies: 65
Views: 3,951
Posted By Battler
On what basis?

On what basis?
Forum: General 2013-06-30, 20:05
Replies: 43
Views: 2,432
Posted By Battler
Then the one I found in the torrent is good.

Then the one I found in the torrent is good.
Forum: General 2013-06-30, 18:42
Replies: 43
Views: 2,432
Posted By Battler
- alexfont: Do you happen to have the...

- alexfont: Do you happen to have the Australia/New Zealand/Oceania version of LBA 2? Or maybe the Japanese version? I'm missing both of these.
Also a proper copy of the US version of LBA 1, mine...
Forum: Off topic 2013-06-19, 23:34
Replies: 32
Views: 2,133
Posted By Battler
So, ladiers and gentlemen, the winners of this...

So, ladiers and gentlemen, the winners of this first round of this fantastic wrestlefest are: elmuerte, Double-J, Zee, Link, Anakin, Kobold. But their struggle is far from over, as new wrestlers are...
Forum: Off topic 2013-06-19, 23:31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By Battler
Wrestlefest 2K13: Tiebreaker!!!

Break the tie between Styx "The Outside Opinion" and Twinsan the Spotlight Guy! This will be a 5 day sudden death poll. At the end of 5 days, the poll closes, and the winner will be finite. Should...
Forum: General 2013-06-18, 18:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,863
Posted By Battler
With "going on there", I mean, going on in the...

With "going on there", I mean, going on in the outside scene I'm trying to modify to add in a change cube zone to take you to the Well of Sendell. Specifically, why the zones placed by Adeline all...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-17, 16:22
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
Well I'm currently confused about 3 things: 1....

Well I'm currently confused about 3 things:
1. The header - what exactly goes in it and how exactly does stuff impact the format of the specific scene - since at least one scene from the Emerald...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-17, 13:59
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
Alright, I agree with your solution. BTW, do...

Alright, I agree with your solution.

BTW, do you happen to have a document anywhere with the LBA 2 scene format specification? I'm asking because I'd like to compare it with my own decipherment of...
Forum: General 2013-06-16, 23:01
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
The thing is, I don't know VB.NET... to be...

The thing is, I don't know VB.NET... to be honest, I don't know any programming language as well as I know classic Visual Basic, at least as far as writing Windows GUI programs is concerned (I do...
Forum: General 2013-06-16, 22:49
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
Sorry, but VB.NET is completely different from...

Sorry, but VB.NET is completely different from classic Visual Basic, to the point that old code simply no longer works and has to be rewritten. There has been a major outcry among the developer...
Forum: General 2013-06-16, 22:42
Replies: 67
Views: 51,173
Posted By Battler
Well, blame Microsoft for discontinuing classic...

Well, blame Microsoft for discontinuing classic Visual Basic despite great demand, forcing those of us who learned it to stay on an old version forever.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-16, 19:02
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
Because until now, I didn't even know you changed...

Because until now, I didn't even know you changed the command names of the LBA 1 scripts too. I think you shouldn't change those either.


But changing COMPORTEMENT to COMPORTMENT falls afoul of...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-16, 13:42
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
Yes, exactly, Adeline gave alexfont the list of...

Yes, exactly, Adeline gave alexfont the list of commands, and I think we should stick to that.
Forum: General 2013-06-15, 13:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,863
Posted By Battler
Well, there is a Northern Hemisphere area...

Well, there is a Northern Hemisphere area referenced in the LBA 2 code and files, but missing its .ILE and .OBL files (as well as the Island-specific Holomap picture), and that's the Well of Sendell....
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-13, 21:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By Battler
Well at least in my programs, I'm trying to make...

Well at least in my programs, I'm trying to make them use the correct extensions, where they're known.
But OK, I'll go there and explain it there.
Edit: And for the TEXT.HQR entries, we even know...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-13, 21:22
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
Because that's what Adeline called them and...

Because that's what Adeline called them and therefore, it's well, the standard.
Also, this is a programming language, so it's by definition not mean for an average English user.


Again, it's a...
Forum: General 2013-06-11, 15:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Posted By Battler
Except MP3 is a waveform audio format, not a...

Except MP3 is a waveform audio format, not a music format. I doubt MIDI_MI_WIN.HQR uses MP3. From what I know, MIDI_MI_WIN.HQR has the stuff in .MID format, while the original MIDI_MI.HQR file has...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-11, 15:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By Battler
http://lbafileinfo.kazekr.net/index.php?title=LBA1...

http://lbafileinfo.kazekr.net/index.php?title=LBA1:Text.hqr
The correct extensions are .ORD and .DIA, as evidenced by both the files included with the preview versions of LBA 1, and the information...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-11, 15:35
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
I'm talking about the decompiled life scripts...

I'm talking about the decompiled life scripts from yaz0r where the commands were clearly spelled comportement. And that most likely comes from the official Adeline code repository.
Plus, Occam's...
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-11, 15:30
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
Adeline are French, I doubt they even knew that...

Adeline are French, I doubt they even knew that English word. Plus in all the information we have from yaz0r, etc., the commands have the spelling comportement.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-11, 15:28
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
The word in the LBA life scripts is supposed to...

The word in the LBA life scripts is supposed to be French, not English. So comportement is right. Plus, it was spelt like this in the command lists given from Adeline to alexfont.
Forum: LBA Modifications - General 2013-06-10, 22:36
Replies: 31
Views: 3,270
Posted By Battler
You can try to get the source code of my LBA 2...

You can try to get the source code of my LBA 2 Island Height Map Viewer and see how I did it there and possibly improve on it. I suggest though porting it to DirectX or something, because the direct...
Forum: Off topic 2013-06-09, 15:19
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By Battler
[quote="Polaris"]The island CX forums still isn't...

[quote="Polaris"]The island CX forums still isn't accessible...[/quite]
Still moving the stuff to the new server. You just need to be patient. :p
Forum: Member Announcements 2013-06-05, 14:07
Replies: 43
Views: 2,539
Posted By Battler
Suggestions for French name: If male: Adrien...

Suggestions for French name:
If male:
Adrien (after yourself), Frédérick (after Mr. Raynal), Didier (after Mr. Chanfray), Sébastien (after Mr. Viannay), Philippe (after Mr. Vachey), Lhermite (after...
Forum: Off topic 2013-06-03, 20:00
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By Battler
I'm also a member of the following forums: ...

I'm also a member of the following forums:
BetaArchive: http://www.betaarchive.com/forum, a forum for collection and preservation of abandonware and Beta's.
Then WordReference:...
Forum: The site and forum 2013-06-03, 13:35
Replies: 40
Views: 7,114
Posted By Battler
I thought Frédérick Raynal has said that he...

I thought Frédérick Raynal has said that he doesn't mind it if people distribute the ld LBA games for free as long as people will buy LBA 3.
Forum: Off topic 2013-06-02, 23:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By Battler
Correction, I am an expert in the Internet wars...

Correction, I am an expert in the Internet wars I've been involved in. I had no idea what goes on in Internet wars that have nothing to do with me.
Forum: The site and forum 2013-06-02, 17:42
Replies: 131
Views: 15,135
Posted By Battler
I also suggest a birthday party hat emoticon.

I also suggest a birthday party hat emoticon.
Forum: The site and forum 2013-06-02, 03:43
Replies: 131
Views: 15,135
Posted By Battler
We should also have a form of this emoticon:...

We should also have a form of this emoticon: http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm294/xx_clauu/emoticons/bth_jiji.gif.
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-27, 20:23
Replies: 48
Views: 2,107
Posted By Battler
Where is Cyan?

Where is Cyan?
Forum: First aid 2013-05-26, 15:01
Replies: 110
Views: 16,011
Posted By Battler
It's the same island, the correct .ILE file is...

It's the same island, the correct .ILE file is just selected by way of game flags and variables. The same way Citadel Island works too.
But just teleport yourself into the Wizards' scene.
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-26, 15:00
Replies: 32
Views: 2,133
Posted By Battler
LOL, the narration IS bland because I never...

LOL, the narration IS bland because I never watched that much Wrestling on TV. :lol:
And yeah, including Jack was a bad idea. Ah well, I'll know better next time.
Forum: First aid 2013-05-26, 03:30
Replies: 110
Views: 16,011
Posted By Battler
First, the bug doesn't affect the saved game file...

First, the bug doesn't affect the saved game file format. The file format is the exact same.
Second, the Saved Game editor can not in any way be affected by the bug because it was not created with...
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-26, 01:08
Replies: 32
Views: 2,133
Posted By Battler
Daily update on the situation: Match 1: After...

Daily update on the situation:
Match 1: After yet another tie, Jesse is now leading.
Match 2: Double-J is still leading.
Match 3: Zee is still leading.
Match 4: Link is still leading.
Match 5:...
Forum: First aid 2013-05-25, 22:21
Replies: 110
Views: 16,011
Posted By Battler
What people mean is get to talking to Joe by...

What people mean is get to talking to Joe by playing normally, talk to him, save the game, then edit the saved game to change the scene to the Wizards' one, and see what happens.
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-25, 21:12
Replies: 110
Views: 11,709
Posted By Battler
According to Darkflame, she requested to be...

According to Darkflame, she requested to be Banned. Not sure why, though.
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-25, 18:58
Replies: 110
Views: 11,709
Posted By Battler
With "here", I meant in this thread. Also no, I...

With "here", I meant in this thread. Also no, I just disagree with what you're saying, but it seems you can't accept that.


Um no, I never complained about it when there were admissions. What are...
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-25, 15:47
Replies: 110
Views: 11,709
Posted By Battler
OK, not long before but still before. Still...

OK, not long before but still before. Still making the replies pointless. If several people feel I'm ruining a thread and tell me to stop, after I already stopped, then there's nothing else I can do....
Forum: First aid 2013-05-25, 15:41
Replies: 110
Views: 16,011
Posted By Battler
Well, I agree with J McKalling's proposal to use...

Well, I agree with J McKalling's proposal to use the saved game editor. That way we can also test the hypothesis quickly rather than go through entire half-replays of the game.
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-25, 15:37
Replies: 110
Views: 11,709
Posted By Battler
First, there's something called the freedom of...

First, there's something called the freedom of speech. If people don't like what I say, they can ignore anything porcine at their discretion. Vigilantism and suppression of unwanted opinions isn't...
Forum: Off topic 2013-05-25, 15:22
Replies: 110
Views: 11,709
Posted By Battler
Actually, the 6 months thing is specific to the...

Actually, the 6 months thing is specific to the Wrestlefest. Double-J stated that the Wrestlefest is generally based on the MBN activity of the last 6 months, so that's why I think someone who's been...
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