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  1. What's the weirdest to me is that the Foenix used to have a forum with a small, but growing, community. However, it seems it was deleted. I don't understand how you can throw away a community that helps your project live. Almost as if you want the community to stay small and insignificant.
  2. Alright, sorry, I'll be more clear. My browser, firefox, does load the font if I disable a security feature. I have it enabled, as it should be. What I tried to say is that maybe that is why 66 is having an issue with the size as well as an issue with the looks. That is all. I don't have a "funny browser" and I'm not trying to be a troll about it like Yaz, I was trying to be helpful and point at the origin of the appearance because from reading the earlier posts, it seems that people haven't caught on to what is happening. That's what I meant by not having it installed.
  3. I know I'm late, but I want to point out that when you don't have the fancy font installed on your pc, the profile name font is ridiculously small and hard to read: So you basically have to use your own theme or it's unreadable without zooming , but even then the rest of the font size is normal so you end up with text that is too big. BTW, at that size, OP's username looks like it ends with funny 8s instead of 6s, which is what he might have been referring to.
  4. At last, another DQ fan! Man that's a rare sight these days. When I talk about DQ I always meet with eyes full of questions from those unaware and eyes full of judgment from those who know what this series is. DQ is one of the greatest jrpg series out there, especially up to five in my opinion, although the monsters games were pretty good too. I looked at the gameplay of DQ builders and I was a bit disappointed tbh. I can do all of that in Minetest for free with actual crafting and building with simulated lego blocks... not to mention many are already on minecraft. I like the concept of "what happens if the player accepts King Dragon's offer" at the end of DQ I, but I don't think that style of game suits best that idea. BTW, if you're into game medals/trophies/achievements/etc, you may want to check out retroachievements.org which has achievements for all DW/DQ games on both NES and SNES. BTW relevant to DQ Builders haha: https://retroachievements.org/achievement/79698
  5. Actually not even surprised about Wikipedia being so fast. There are people and bots watching the new articles 24/7 on that site. What really surprises me is how they threw around the term "vaporware". Totally unexpected.
  6. I don't think I have a top 10. The games I love, I love them equally. However I have two favourites, which I consider to be the same game. I have spent my early teenage years playing the first and second Civilization games on DOS. An aunt had shown me the game on one of the rare occasions we were visiting and I got addicted. But, who couldn't get addicted to that game? The way it was made, you'd finish your turn, but then you'd anxiously wait for the effects of that turn, and then the next turn came and you'd want to do more, look forward to what would happen. It was always just one more turn. Just one more. How can that go wrong? Well, whens it's the middle of the night and there's school the next day, you know you screwed up, but it was SO worth it! I spent an ungodly amount of time on that one game. Never been good at it though. It's just that good. Never ever tried the other civs, because even today it's still plenty addictive fun. My favourite game on the NES is Tetris, but only because I love to watch people playing it at competitive events like the CTWC.
  7. Unfortunately I don't have any vintage computer in my collection. Most of my childhood was playing games on the Sega Dreamcast and the SNES. I think the only remotely vintage or retro things I own are a cartridge for the gameboy and another for the gameboy color - I played those on a GameBoy Advance SP though (which was stolen, someone had broken in our home and they stole a bunch of other useless stuff like a laptop that could only power on when it was plugged with its charger - without the charger...) So I own 2 Dreamcasts and a Nintendo 64. My parents are still holding on their SNES even though it doesn't work anymore and why shouldn't they? The console had amazing games with very nostalgic memories attached and my mom knew how to clear many Super Mario titles by heart and she could beat LoZ A Link to the Past without dying. I remember when I was a kid I was mostly watching my parents play. We even had nights where my brother and I would get to sleep like that - we'd watch our parents play Mario and fall asleep like that. Fun times.
  8. I'll be honest, I cringed a bit when I saw him do the paperclip thing because I've always been told to never to that, but I thought there wasn't much anything else he could try and that thing wasn't working anyway. Besides, if this is the normal procedure and other experts are baffled as to why it didn't work, the fault lies in the complexity of the system being repaired, not the one attempting the repairs. In retrospect, of course what David did seems dumb, because we know what happened. Armed with the foreknowledge, it's easy to get angry and blame him. But I think no one would have questioned it if the computer didn't blow, even if it still didn't work. Now, the only real controversy in my book is that he doesn't show if he tried what seemed to be the boot disk. That's all and no need to be salty or toxic about it. The comment section of that video was a mess and just not very fun to look at. I'm more disappointed by the youtube community than by David's damaging a rare, albeit stubborn, prototype which nobody knew anything about anyway. David could have easily decided not to do the video at all and that computer would have remained largely unknown by most. Isn't anyone glad to know this exist? You know, the first thing that went to my mind was "gosh, what other prototypes do we not know about which are stored somewhere ready to be discovered?". I don't think the X16 will suffer from this. The Commander X16 will succeed or fail on its own, though I don't see how it could fail at this point in time. Most people I've seen are reasonable and can make the difference between an honest mistake and incompetence/negligence. They can also see the difference between two distinct projects. Why should the 8-Bit Guy's ignorance of how that rare prototype computer works be the downfall of an unrelated project? I don't believe there is any reason supporting that line of thought that can't be easily debunked.
  9. That's a very good idea! I'll definitely have this in the back of my head next time I deal with this kind of issues.
  10. Actually .Net is Windows response to Java in some regards so it is aimed at being multi platform. It is possible to use unmanaged windows libraries to do pretty much anything in .Net. I could actually have used real images in the console if I wanted to and probably play mp3 files too or at least have more control on the music thread. But then, it wouldn't be able to run on Mono. I did want to play my game on my Linux machine after all. However, it is stupid we can't use other file formats for music. It's not like mp3 is a format exclusive to windows or anything lol
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