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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:27 pm

Collector wrote:Since the path includes spaces enclose it with quotes, i.e.

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C:\
xcopy /s /y "C:\Lemmings Revolution\SavedGame.dat" C:\DATA
"C:\Lemmings Revolution\Lemmings Revolution.exe"
Bingo - that is correct. I forgot about the spaces. Otherwise, it's like C:\Lemmin~1\ (or whatever).

The quotes, as Collector said, SHOULD fix it.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:17 pm

Thanks guys, the batch worked!
I'm not playing right now though, since I'm at BF's and forgot the CD...
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:27 pm

BBP wrote:Thanks guys, the batch worked!
Sometimes I have good ideas. :)

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:26 am

Tawmis wrote:
BBP wrote:Thanks guys, the batch worked!
Sometimes I have good ideas. :)
You mean most of the time. ;)

(Incidentally, there's a little gift here for you) :)

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:59 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Tawmis wrote:
BBP wrote:Thanks guys, the batch worked!
Sometimes I have good ideas. :)
You mean most of the time. ;)
(Incidentally, there's a little gift here for you) :)
Flattery will get you everywhere!

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:14 pm

Just finished the browser game Crank.

...I don't get these "idle" games.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:07 pm

BBP wrote:Just finished the browser game Crank.

...I don't get these "idle" games.
Never heard of it? What is Crank? Or an Idle Game?

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:08 am

Cue "wild guess" time! ;)

Crank, I believe, is a slang term for drugs of some sort. (I'm not sure what sort, but I believe I heard the late George Carlin mention the word once or twice). More prosaically, "an old crank" is... well, you know. *BWG*

An idle game, I believe, is what happens when you pause your game and walk away from the computer for a while. (It's also a game that's unwilling to pull its weight around the house). ;)

Seriously, I'm not sure what an "idle game" is - possibly a game that has no defined ending, so you can keep playing it forever (until you're sick of it and start another game)? If so, the Elder Scrolls games are a good example of that.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:50 am

Simply put: it's a waiting game. :)
Incremental games (also known as idle games, clicker games, or clicking games) are video games whose gameplay consists of the player performing simple actions such as clicking on the screen repeatedly ("grinding") to earn currency.[1] In some games, even the clicking becomes unnecessary after a time, as the game plays itself, including in the player's absence,[2] hence the moniker "idle game".
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:33 pm

BBP wrote:Simply put: it's a waiting game. :)
Incremental games (also known as idle games, clicker games, or clicking games) are video games whose gameplay consists of the player performing simple actions such as clicking on the screen repeatedly ("grinding") to earn currency.[1] In some games, even the clicking becomes unnecessary after a time, as the game plays itself, including in the player's absence,[2] hence the moniker "idle game".
Oh so - like... what was that game... Candy Crush?

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:52 am

It's like watching a computer play chess against itself. :P

I remember reading a short story by the Israeli author Ephraim Kishon, in which the nameless narrator and his friend Avrinka discuss what were, for the 60s, new inventions - or rather, 1960s-ish visions for the future. It finished something like this:
"Yes," I agreed sadly, "human beings are becoming irrelevant. I read that somewhere in Sweden, someone invented a computer that can play chess at world champion level."

"I'd buy two," said Avrinka. "Let them break their heads against each other, and in the meantime, I can go and see some interesting movie."

So we finished our coffee and strolled down to the cinema. On the pavement ahead of us, an impoverished violinist sat in the sun. Instead of a violin, his violin case held a transistor radio, which played the latest hits. Who said there's nothing new under the sun?
I always liked Kishon's absurdist, gentle humour. Look him up - he's definitely worth reading. :)

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:59 am

I got lucky and found Lemmings 2 and another Lemmings game, but I'm still on Revolution... it's a lot harder to measure out the bridges on a wrapping cylinder...
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:44 pm

BBP wrote:Can't believe it's been this long since I first fired up Lemmings Revolution... I didn't even mention I was playing it here! :D

(...)

One nasty error was one level couldn't be played, but that was caught and a patch was released. Unfortunately the patch did something else: causing the maximum fall height to fail - in 50% of cases a Lemming would die at the maximum allowed fall height, which meant two levels couldn't be finished. I could still play it, sort of...

Back then I asked a Lemmings forum for help, but there wasn't much to be gained...

...nine years later, somebody has programmed a patch that resolves quite a few of the issues!
Unfortunately it turns out the patch doesn't fix the fall height issue on my version (which is apparently rare). Just watched a lot of lems go splat in Tanks A Lot.

This game has so much going for it, with the Fast Forward button, autosave and the branched gameplay, Water Lemmings, enemies, teleporters, switches, anti-gravity and fast-forward zones it took Lemmings to new grounds while still having the spirit of the original: It's frustrating that it was shipped in beta form.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Tawmis » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:45 pm

Fender_178 wrote:Well I finished MOE recently.
And you remained sane enough after such a horrendous experience to remember your log in and post this distressing news?! Amazing.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:01 pm

Tawmis wrote:
Fender_178 wrote:Well I finished MOE recently.
And you remained sane enough after such a horrendous experience to remember your log in and post this distressing news?! Amazing.
Playing MOE surely can't be as horrendous as an encounter with Bel-Shamharoth, the Soul Sucker. :twisted:

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