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    It seems like there's enough material for a follow-up episode already (the next episode is also a follow-up, pretty good coincidence there).
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    Good episode, glad to see some more game archaeology!
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    Team Fortress Classic game instructions

    One coming out soon:
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    Forums issues and improvements.

    That's odd. I tried reporting a post as spam on my test account and it worked fine with no problems. Can you provide some more info?
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    Videochat May 2019

    There's https://www.accursedfarms.com/donations/ on this very website.
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    Questions for Videochat May 2019

    @polymerize-finale & @William: yeah, those questions are supposed to go in the Reddit thread, sorry for the confusion. Should the comment sections for future videochat question posts be locked?
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    "Games as a service" is fraud.

    Extended version: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vaNfqOv3rStBQ4_lR-dwGb8DGPhCJpRDF-q7gqtdhGA/edit Ross should probably add it to the video description.
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    "Games as a service" is fraud.

    https://invidio.us/watch?v=tUAX0gnZ3Nw Watching it through this client fixed it for me.
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    Article 13

    Even if he wasn't in the European Union, the videos would definitely be affected, unless Youtube were to block access to/segregate its videos for people in the EU.
  10. https://deadline.com/2019/02/machinima-closing-layoffs-warnermedia-otter-media-1202547949/
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    Using Half-Life 2: MMod for Freeman's Mind?

    AFAIK, Ross does not currently use Half-Life 2: Update (although he might switch to it later), he just uses the stock Orange Box Half-Life 2 with some modifications (e.g. the old vortigaunts). The mod does look spectacular, the gun animations especially, but it would be a little jarring to switch to it outright.
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    Videochat January 2019

    This is a quality comment regarding The Movie and UE4, posting it here before it's lost to the depths of Youtube:
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    Videochat January 2019

    Regarding what I asked in the videochat: Opus is an audio codec mostly meant for telephony and streaming, but it is also great at storing music (it supersedes Vorbis in that regard). From my A/B testing, it's indistinguishable at 128k bitrate. It unfortunately isn't used much (Youtube and some VOIP clients use it) because MP3 and Vorbis are "good enough" for most people. Dragon's Egg is a hard science fiction book about a neutron star that is inhabited by cheela, sapient creatures the size of a sesame seed. They operate on a time scale one million times that of humans, and the novel is about their evolution and communications with humans.
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    Birthday thread: Mouse

    There is a company, KeyMouse, that's currently working on a similar design to The Claw, also with different sizes and grips. Here is their most recent progress update:
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    Welcome to AF 2.0

    Small change in the forum index: the links for recent posts have been changed, such that the thread title link will now just link to the thread, not the unread posts, and the link showing the date will now link to the first unread post instead. @RaTcHeT302: I certainly agree with a reputation system not being good for discussion. I think I'll leave the reactions neutral (not affecting reputation), although I would want something other than just a heart there.
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    Welcome to AF 2.0

    It doesn't. It's tied to the reaction system, which currently works only for administrators' posts. I've been too busy to implement anything yet, but I would actually like to hear other people's feedback on how it (and the reactions) should work.
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    That was very fast of you, thanks so much for your efforts.
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    Great episode, the modding in this episode was spectacular. I think that all the bug hunting was well worth it, so was the choice of making this episode longer. Here's to another year of Freeman's Mind! That compression should be fixed by the VP9 encoding, I don't recall it being worse than what was on the previous episode.
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    The first two games are probably just asset flips, that explains them being almost identical. That third "Sint Nicolaas" game isn't really Christmas-related. It's related to St. Nicholas Day instead, but I guess it was worth it for the tangent about cookies. Also, I am amazed at Neo-Satan being the actual name for the antagonist in Apocalyptica. I would have liked to hear more about the game's music (after all, the "Let's talk about the music!" segment is a long-standing tradition that should be preserved). Having the music be in the background would've helped with the episode's atmosphere, since it felt a little like a Let's Play at parts.
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    Forums issues and improvements.

    I wouldn't mind having such an option, but there does not seem to be any way of adding that, sorry.
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    PC games database

    Another thing: the PC game index site will most likely be on this very website, so you should let us know about the search functionality here.
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    PC games database

    (I've also quickly added a preview option to the editor, along with the table format. I don't think it works that well, but I'm not seeing an alternative for CKEditor 4.)
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    PC games database

    Actually, Ross does have plans for a PC game index site. He is still looking for volunteers regarding that, IIRC (contact him at [email protected]).
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    Last post made wins

    “This place is dead...” (I haven't seen any activity on the forums for a while, I almost thought that members couldn't post anything at all.)
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    Gorillagong's future

    You could take inspiration from how Stack Overflow attempts to keep all the answers on the site high quality, it has quite heavy moderation and operates somewhat like a wiki. (It does have a reputation of being pretty newcomer-hostile, though. Being a Q/A site, it also mostly serves as an information dump for Google, so not the best fit for something like Gorilla Gong.) I would suggest letting everyone contribute (after all, we could run into the exact same problems that were had with vetting contributors), while having those contributions be under some form of approval process. For submitting videos, this could be more lax, just seeing if they are worthwhile machinimas. Steam's system for curators has worked fairly well, something like that for reviewers wouldn't be a bad idea.

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