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  1. Ross Scott

    Videochat March 2019

    Here's the March videochat with fans with the usual rambling. I genuinely thought this was going to be a shorter session, but had too many questions to go through. I think in the future I'll have a cutoff point for how many I accept just to cut down some on the time. I also think I may have screwed up and started it too early, but it went on so long I'm not sure that changed much. Things happening with other videos in the meantime! This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
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    Videochat April 2019

    Here's the latest videochat with fans. I talk some about the next video coming up, plus answered questions as usual. The topics of AI learning, Stadia, and Watch Dogs came up. More videos coming this month!
  3. I've mostly recovered from being sick! Ask questions or topics to discuss here for the next videochat with fans on 5:00pm UTC on April 7th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. My sickness skewed production some, but I've got some big videos coming for April. This is just a detour, Freeman's Mind is still coming! Also, since the chats have been getting longer and longer, this time I'm trying something new and am only going to answer the top 20 voted questions. After that, I'll skip the others unless I think they're pretty good topics + ones from live chat to keep the length of these down a little bit.
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    Down with the sickness

    Just a quick update, I've been sick with some sort of virus (probably flu) for the past week and a half. It's affected my voice and means all recording is currently suspended until I'm better. I have been working on supplemental material for the videos in the meantime, though going is slower since I'm still in an ongoing "blah" state. I'm also cancelling the playsession with fans this month on the 23rd. I'm anticipating I'll be good enough to do the videochat with fans in April, but I'll post an update if not. This will definitely delay the release of the next videos since I can't record yet, but may not impact the total time much for them all coming out since I'm still working on all of them. I have some neat stuff coming! This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  5. Ross Scott

    Down with the sickness

    Just a quick update, I've been sick with some sort of virus (probably flu) for the past week and a half. It's affected my voice and means all recording is currently suspended until I'm better. I have been working on supplemental material for the videos in the meantime, though going is slower since I'm still in an ongoing "blah" state. I'm also cancelling the playsession with fans this month on the 23rd. I'm anticipating I'll be good enough to do the videochat with fans in April, but I'll post an update if not. This will definitely delay the release of the next videos since I can't record yet, but may not impact the total time much for them all coming out since I'm still working on all of them. I have some neat stuff coming!
  6. This is just a small blooper that emerged in the last episode that made me throw out the whole take. Things like this can often happen, but it's usually not so dramatic. I decided to record this one and release it.
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    Freeman's Mind 2 canal blooper

    This is just a small blooper that emerged in the last episode that made me throw out the whole take. Things like this can often happen, but it's usually not so dramatic. I decided to record this one and release it. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
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    Videochat March 2019

    Here's the March videochat with fans with the usual rambling. I genuinely thought this was going to be a shorter session, but had too many questions to go through. I think in the future I'll have a cutoff point for how many I accept just to cut down some on the time. I also think I may have screwed up and started it too early, but it went on so long I'm not sure that changed much. Things happening with other videos in the meantime!
  9. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here » Armed & Delirious! While other games like Battleforge and Bip-Bop 2 emerged to be important episodes for me, this is the episode I most wanted to make for Game Dungeon from the beginning. I've put it off for so long because I knew it would be a lot of work, and wow, it really was. There was simply no making a short episode about this game for me; there would have just been too much to cut out. I actually didn't make as many jokes as I sometimes do because the source material was so nuts there wasn't as much room to compete. Game Dungeon is going to become more sparse for a little while, so I have more time to focus on the movie, but I'll be continuing my plan to try and have monthly Freeman's Mind. This episode took weeks and weeks to make. You wouldn't think it possible, but there were just so many small aspects involved with making this that caused it to drag on a long while past I wanted it to. For this kind of effort, I really want to be working on the movie instead. Things are running behind schedule, but I'm still hoping to have two Freeman's Mind episodes this month. Also, for now, I'm going to have to postpone, possibly cancel tomorrow's UT2004 session for this month, I simply got too backed up in making this video I have to catch up on a lot of other things. Anyway, hope you enjoy the video, this game is certainly an experience. COMMENTS
  10. Here's another blooper that happened in Freeman's Mind 2, completely unplanned. This one happened multiple times, but this is one I recorded from the demos. In addition to this, I also would get caught on something upon leaving the boat, being completely unable to move, but I could at least fight that one with noclip. Not this. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  11. Ask questions or topics to discuss here for the next videochat with fans on 5:00pm UTC on March 2nd at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I'm currently having minor setbacks on FM that I'm getting modding help on, been working on other videos in the meantime.
  12. Ask questions or topics to discuss here for the next videochat with fans on 5:00pm UTC on March 2nd at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I'm currently having minor setbacks on FM that I'm getting modding help on, been working on other videos in the meantime. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  13. Here's another blooper that happened in Freeman's Mind 2, completely unplanned. This one happened multiple times, but this is one I recorded from the demos. In addition to this, I also would get caught on something upon leaving the boat, being completely unable to move, but I could at least fight that one with noclip. Not this.
  14. Ross Scott

    Birthday thread: Mouse

    This relates to the video https://youtu.be/oITBRgSQBd8. This thread is for discussing custom mouse creation.
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    Birthday thread: Mouse

    ekket: That looks like almost exactly what I want, too bad it's still prototyping. EDIT: Almost, upon further examination it looks like they don't have a button for the pinky finger either, I'm a mutant.
  16. Blip.tv link Well in my quest to cut down the time on the episode, things completely backfired and this became the longest one so far. Also, it gradually started taking more of a stranger and angrier turn than I was expecting. Nietzsche said if you gaze into the abyss long enough, it will gaze back at you, so I guess on that note I'm starting to feel like I'm made out of vector graphics. It didn't get so bad that I considered just burning the computer instead of releasing the video though, so here it is! While it is kind of intoxicating being able to release videos this fast, I have been working on it practically nonstop since the last one, so I'm afraid this rate of videos won't be normal in the future. I do have plans to get one more episode out for Halloween though, after that, I'll be focusing pretty much exclusively on Freeman's Mind for a while. Videos! LINK TO FORUM COMMENTS
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    Instructions to play Warcraft 3

    For Saturday, I was going to attempt to play Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne with fans, since it recently got patched to support 24 people at a time. Unfortunately, if you own Warcraft 3, the process is rather convoluted. It used to be you installed the game, then installed the patch. Not anymore. I ran into so many problems trying to get the recent patch working, I almost thought I was going to have to cancel the event entirely. I found Blizzard's instructions to be utterly wrong and refer to links that simply didn't exist. I finally did figure out how to get it working, so if you own a copy of the game, the instructions are below. I can't promise they'll work for you, but this is what finally worked for me after MANY dead ends. This isn't an attempt to get people to buy the game, I just figured it was a popular game at the time and many people may still have a copy of it somewhere. Definitely don't go and buy the game just to play in this, it's possible it'll just be this one time I try a 24 person game of this, depends on how it goes. It should download automatically when we play, but if you want a head start, this is the map I was planning on us playing. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO OWN THE CD COPY: 1. Do NOT install Warcraft 3 from the CDs (It may not impact anything, but it certainly won't help). If you already have it installed this way, I advise uninstalling it and deleting the directory. 2. Download installer from here (it's for 1.30.2, but it will update). Best I can tell, Blizzard does not host the installer / patches anymore, a brilliant move. 3. Unzip the installer and run it with Windows XP compatibility mode on (right click on it, properties, compatibility tab). I couldn't get it to work properly without doing this. 4. Install the game. If it gives you trouble here, I may not have help for you aside from uninstalling it (if it lets you), deleting the directory it was installing to, and trying again. 5. After installing the game, don't launch it yet (you can if you want, but it will probably give you an error). Instead, go to your installed directory, make sure "Warcraft III.exe" is NOT in XP compatibility mode, then run it. 6. Enter in your CD keys for both Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne when prompted. 7. Launch the game, then click on Battle.net and create an account. Best I can tell, this is DIFFERENT from the Battle.net launcher used for Blizzard-Activition games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, etc., you'll need to create a new account entirely I think. So, yes, this is for battle.net, not battle.net. 8. After creating it, on the main menu, click on the magnifiying glass to change the gateway selection. Since fans will be playing globally, I'm thinking we'll try USA East as a compromise to have the lowest average ping for USA West and European players. 9. Join the stream at 5PM UTC on February 16th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast so we can coordinate starting the game. You don't have to leave the stream running afterward if you don't want to. We'll wait a few minutes to let latecomers join in, but unfortunately people are locked out once the game starts. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO GOT A COPY WITH WARCRAFT 3 REFORGED: 1. Beats me, you're on your own. Steps 7 and onward are probably the same. Everyone else is welcome to watch at 5PM UTC on February 16th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. EDIT: Blizzard's gaslighting me. Apparently they've restored the option to download the official clients here: https://us.battle.net/account/download/ That option was removed a week or two earlier. Here's the wayback machine link to prove I'm not crazy: http://web.archive.org/web/20181223085451/https://us.battle.net/account/download/ This doesn't affect the instructions at all, just wanted to add that. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  18. Ross Scott

    FREEMAN'S MIND 2: EPISODE 9

    Here's the next episode, late, but still faster than the last one! The boat created several issues for this one, but it ended up working well enough. One annoyance is when playing back a demo, the screen glitches out for a frame or two every single time Freeman enters or exits the boat, so that needs to be fixed in editing. There was also a more impressive bug I ran into which I'll post a blooper video of in a few days. This video was also my first attempt at outsourcing the volume balancing to someone else. I wasn't happy with the results, so I ended up doing it myself, which probably still isn't great, but is less not great than before. I plan to try again with volume balancing help for future videos until I hopefully find someone better at it than me. Next episode of FM2 is slowly underway!
  19. Ross Scott

    Instructions to play Warcraft 3

    For Saturday, I was going to attempt to play Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne with fans, since it recently got patched to support 24 people at a time. Unfortunately, if you own Warcraft 3, the process is rather convoluted. It used to be you installed the game, then installed the patch. Not anymore. I ran into so many problems trying to get the recent patch working, I almost thought I was going to have to cancel the event entirely. I found Blizzard's instructions to be utterly wrong and refer to links that simply didn't exist. I finally did figure out how to get it working, so if you own a copy of the game, the instructions are below. I can't promise they'll work for you, but this is what finally worked for me after MANY dead ends. This isn't an attempt to get people to buy the game, I just figured it was a popular game at the time and many people may still have a copy of it somewhere. Definitely don't go and buy the game just to play in this, it's possible it'll just be this one time I try a 24 person game of this, depends on how it goes. It should download automatically when we play, but if you want a head start, this is the map I was planning on us playing. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO OWN THE CD COPY: 1. Do NOT install Warcraft 3 from the CDs (It may not impact anything, but it certainly won't help). If you already have it installed this way, I advise uninstalling it and deleting the directory. 2. Download installer from here (it's for 1.30.2, but it will update). Best I can tell, Blizzard does not host the installer / patches anymore, a brilliant move. 3. Unzip the installer and run it with Windows XP compatibility mode on (right click on it, properties, compatibility tab). I couldn't get it to work properly without doing this. 4. Install the game. If it gives you trouble here, I may not have help for you aside from uninstalling it (if it lets you), deleting the directory it was installing to, and trying again. 5. After installing the game, don't launch it yet (you can if you want, but it will probably give you an error). Instead, go to your installed directory, make sure "Warcraft III.exe" is NOT in XP compatibility mode, then run it. 6. Enter in your CD keys for both Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne when prompted. 7. Launch the game, then click on Battle.net and create an account. Best I can tell, this is DIFFERENT from the Battle.net launcher used for Blizzard-Activition games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, etc., you'll need to create a new account entirely I think. So, yes, this is for battle.net, not battle.net. 8. After creating it, on the main menu, click on the magnifiying glass to change the gateway selection. Since fans will be playing globally, I'm thinking we'll try USA East as a compromise to have the lowest average ping for USA West and European players. 9. Join the stream at 5PM UTC on February 16th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast so we can coordinate starting the game. You don't have to leave the stream running afterward if you don't want to. We'll wait a few minutes to let latecomers join in, but unfortunately people are locked out once the game starts. INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO GOT A COPY WITH WARCRAFT 3 REFORGED: 1. Beats me, you're on your own. Steps 7 and onward are probably the same. Everyone else is welcome to watch at 5PM UTC on February 16th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. EDIT: Blizzard's gaslighting me. Apparently they've restored the option to download the official clients here: https://us.battle.net/account/download/ That option was removed a week or two earlier. Here's the wayback machine link to prove I'm not crazy: http://web.archive.org/web/20181223085451/https://us.battle.net/account/download/ This doesn't affect the instructions at all, just wanted to add that.
  20. Ross Scott

    Videochat February 2019

    February videochat with fans. Usual ramblings, though I also talk about what Machinima did towards the beginning of the video. No videos being deleted here, more coming! Also, the audio quality was a little worse this time, oops.
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    Videochat February 2019

    February videochat with fans. Usual ramblings, though I also talk about what Machinima did towards the beginning of the video. No videos being deleted here, more coming! Also, the audio quality was a little worse this time, oops. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  22. Ask questions or suggest topics in the link here on Reddit to be talked on for the next videochat at 5:00pm UTC on February 3rd at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. Freeman's Mind is running late, but not hella late. I've also been working on misc. things that should lead to neat videos in the future. I've also been having some minor issues with the Source engine on the next episode, if you can believe that. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
  23. Ask questions or suggest topics in the link here on Reddit to be talked on for the next videochat at 5:00pm UTC on February 3rd at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. Freeman's Mind is running late, but not hella late. I've also been working on misc. things that should lead to neat videos in the future. I've also been having some minor issues with the Source engine on the next episode, if you can believe that.
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    Info for UT2004 game

    UPDATE: There's a map pack from last time to download below. You should still be able to connect without it, but it will be much faster loading with it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8edceso2tcpr4ct/AF_MapPack_17-9.7z?dl=0 Due to popular vote, Unreal Tournament 2004 will be the next game for the playsession with fans on Saturday, January 26th at 5PM UTC. Here's info on how to join: Main server: play.mulvenontech.com password: dog Overflow Server: play.mulvenontech.com:8877 password: dog You can join by pressing ~ key in-game and type: open play.mulvenontech.com We'll probably be doing onslaught. I was hoping for a bunch of custom winter maps, but I doubt I'll have time to hunt some down and have them tested. You can watch it live/hear me at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I've been told I should have a separate voice on Discord going also for players in-game, I may or may not have that set up for myself in time, if I do, I'll update info here.
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    Info for UT2004 game

    UPDATE: There's a map pack from last time to download below. You should still be able to connect without it, but it will be much faster loading with it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8edceso2tcpr4ct/AF_MapPack_17-9.7z?dl=0 Due to popular vote, Unreal Tournament 2004 will be the next game for the playsession with fans on Saturday, January 26th at 5PM UTC. Here's info on how to join: Main server: play.mulvenontech.com password: dog Overflow Server: play.mulvenontech.com:8877 password: dog You can join by pressing ~ key in-game and type: open play.mulvenontech.com We'll probably be doing onslaught. I was hoping for a bunch of custom winter maps, but I doubt I'll have time to hunt some down and have them tested. You can watch it live/hear me at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I've been told I should have a separate voice on Discord going also for players in-game, I may or may not have that set up for myself in time, if I do, I'll update info here. This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »
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