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Date:2002-09-06 09:31

Old Jokes Home:

A car battery, a jumper cable and a bra walk into a pub. The bra asks the barman for 3 pints of beer.
The barman says "No way am I serving any alcohol to you three".
"Why not?" asks the bra.
"Because you're off your tits, and your friends look like they wanna start something"

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Date:2002-09-06 09:25


We got the work :)

And, BOY! Is it easy...

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Date:2002-09-05 14:44

Trace, you might like to read This

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Date:2002-09-05 14:32

Greeks fight computer game ban

Gamers in Greece are preparing to fight legislation which bans them from playing any electronic game in public.

The Greek Government has banned games on computers and consoles like the Xbox and Playstation in places like internet cafes.

The first case of its kind will come before the Greek courts next week following the arrest of two people who allowed gamers to play the popular online game, Counter-Strike.

They face fines of 150,000 euros (�95,000) and up to 12 months imprisonment.

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Date:2002-09-05 12:24


GO ME!!!

Looks like we have some work to do :) - a WAP game.

Lots of graphics, not many colours. 1 week to do it.

Happy :)

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Date:2002-09-05 12:12

There's been a slight alteration to the DP journal - it's now a community.

Woo. I thought it would be more apt like this :)

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Date:2002-09-04 13:48

It looks as though we may be getting a little work thrown our way soon :)

It's not JailBreak, but it'll be nice to have a deadline to work to.

oh, and some money, of course.

There'll be more about this when we can tell you.

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Date:2002-09-04 12:47
Subject:On a Different Note . . .
Mood: chipper

Whilst waithing for JB to acquire a publisher I've been, for some strange reason, learning HTML.

The rather interesting thing is that it makes sense. Sometimes it makes me scream but that is because I have forgotton to end a pair of quotations marks, or end a tag, but on the whole it is logical.

The good thing is that my other and taller half is well into web pages and flash but he doesn't want to code the things from scratch. So, we make a perfect pair. The authoring packages, whilst easy to get going on, sometimes you know you just want to tweak a bit of code.

Last night he wanted to know how to activate a pop up window and LOL I could tell him. Nerd of wot!!!

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Date:2002-09-04 09:46

right, time to upload the tweaked user icon...

Ta-daaaaa :)

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Date:2002-09-04 09:40
Subject:It'sa Me'a

I got to see a bit of Super Mario Sunshine last night at Matt's (hopefully more Thursday...)

And, so far...

...It's ok.

The game camera looked annoying, it's not a 'smart' camera - you have to position it yourself. Time will tell if it's an irritant.

Some of the characters look a little basic too - un-textured and just gourard shaded :(

Some of the textures look (at times) very lo-resolution, which considering the GC's texture compression (5:1, if memory serves) is a touch disappointing.

I've saved (IMO) the worst 'til last... the water effects.
Not the sea/ lakes etc, they're lovely.
I'm talking about the 'water-on-floor' effect from the water-spraying backpack. There's no splash effect when the water hits the floor, all that happens it a transparent circular poly that shrinks over time. It's flat, has no sparkle and looks quite amaturish (although it does reflect Mario when he runs thru it).
It just looks weak compared to the other water effects in the game.

The 'warp' effect is quite nice too - Mario gets broken up into a load of coloured ball sprites that fly into graffitti on a wall, fade to black (or whatever) and reforms on the other side. Nice.

It seems to play, well, exactly like Mario64 with a backpack... if that's your cup 'o tea, you'll love it.
Me? I never finished Mario64 - I got stuck (and a little bored because of that)

When I see a bit more of it, I'll let you know what else I think :)

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Date:2002-09-03 23:37


I admit it.

I've been fiddling with the status panel again.

(although this time it's the multiplayer one, so that's ok

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Date:2002-09-03 19:01

Ooooh. First entry.

Well, Not really.

We'll get this place looking good in a bit. For now - HI :)

Entries will follow the, er, following rules:
Doug, in Bold.
Tracey in Italics.
My name? knowing it is not important right now, I'm the narrator of this on-going tale (if you've seen The Big Lebowski, I'm a bit like The Stranger in that...)

It's all very exciting. Though a little premature at the moment I'm afraid :(

Once we get a deal sorted, this journal will start in earnest.
For now, it'll be a bit barren... Here's to the future and all that jazz.

It will be an account of the creation of a videogame from (almost) the beginning right up to the day it's sitting on a shelf in a games store :)

Hopefully, this journal will be witty and eloquently written. Hopefully, we won't have to resort to using words like 'tits' and 'bum'...

So. Sit back. Make yourself comfortable and most of all...
Join In. Ask questions, make comments.
Tell your Friends.

Enjoy it.

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