Machine_1989

Male
from Geraldton, Western Australia

  • Activity

    • Has A Job

      8 years ago

      Machine_1989

      So yeah, I got a fulltime job as a workshop technician at Logic IT last week.
      The work environment is so much better than at Outwest Computers, and everyone gets paid, I'm allowed to spam phone calls, it's a generally paperless office, and I don't have to sell people AVG...
      Pretty stoked about the money, but I'm not sure if I will have the time to continue with game development, which is my passion. My friend and colleague is starting his university prep course tomorrow, so he might not be able to game dev much either. Shit's not looking good for Whitecliff...

      What have you kids been up to?

    • Haven't been here for a while...

      8 years ago

      Machine_1989

      Been busy as hell, Moved house last week.
      Now we live alone in a nice unit in a better area, with faster interwebs.

      I've completely overhauled the Apex Engine, everything's much cleaner and more compatible.
      Asteroids is just about finished, all it needs is Xbox Controller support on the menu, and DX9 Hardware compatibility, But its playable at the moment. You can download a stable release here: Vivid Aura, Be sure to read the system requirements before downloading.
      I've also got Havok working in a small test application as well. I will be fleshing that out as soon as I finish Asteroids.

      Sarah is now the Store Manager at EB Games, starting full-time on Tuesday.
      And I'm still a lazy student with poor attendance, because mornings are haaard.

      How have yous been?

    • Still incredibly busy.

      8 years ago

      Machine_1989

      Sorry I've been neglecting you guys again.

      I started studying again 3 weeks ago; I'm re-doing the Diploma of Multimedia (it actually has some multimedia in it this time). The workload is pretty intense.

      Got a little game development done though; Started 3D modelling the IDI Tactical Assault Rifle (it's about 30% done), it's in the Whitecliff Gallery on Vivid Aura. I've also started modelling an alien concept, its not ready to show yet. We got a fair bit more planning and design done too.
      Almost got a functioning particle emitter working, I'm not incredibly inspired to finish it though (I'd rather be working on something less boring/difficult like physics or animation).

      I've recently over-listened my music, anyone know of any really good rock/metal bands?

    • 9 years ago

      Machine_1989
    • Busy

      9 years ago

      Machine_1989

      It's been a very busy week. This weekend cannot come soon enough.

      In other non-depressing news:
      I've completely overhauled the website, go check it out if you care: Vivid Aura. It still needs more content, but we're working on that. I'm also working on a discussion forum for it.
      I've improved the Mesh/Texture architecture of the engine. I really need to work harder on the engine...

      I've kinda been neglecting you guys, I'll catch up on all your journals and stuff as soon as I get the time.
      Hope yous are well.

    • Hung over again

      9 years ago

      Machine_1989

      I'm sorry liver, I still love you...

    • Ow

      9 years ago

      Machine_1989

      I'm still hung over from saturday night.
      Totally worth it smiley13.gif

    • I got my day off...

      9 years ago

      Machine_1989

      Had a great party at Nyrb's on Friday night, learned a lot of very interesting things about the people in the group. Very, very interesting things...
      After everyone left, I stayed and sort of 'lanned', we pretty much just discussed our game idea until 7am.
      I came home at about 5:30pm the next day to LAN with Sarah's brothers, that was pretty cool.

      I'm not sure if any of yous would be interested, but I just finished my DX11 text renderer after about 2 months of intense busyness and procrastination. So now my DX11 version engine is > my DX10 version.

      So how are you guys?

    • Just wants a day off

      9 years ago

      Machine_1989

      I'm Sooo busy I don't have the time to elaborate...

    • Finally getting back into it

      9 years ago

      Machine_1989

      Well after about a month, I'm finally starting to code again.
      I'm planning deferred rendering for my engine, I'll probably implement it in Asteroids.
      This may be a little ambitious at my level, but that's just who I am.

      I'm pretty sure Sarah and I are buying a car; a '96-'97 Toyota Corolla Hatch.
      I also might have some website dev work (paid) coming up, I'm stoked smiley0.gif .

  • Comments (301)

    • captainkool

      8 years ago

      Just finished deadspace, it was pretty good, creepy and a little scary in places. I want to play the second one now. Fulltime work is always good but i hope you still have time to work on your game, passions are very important.

    • captainkool

      8 years ago

      Darksiders is pretty deadly, im actually playing dead space now. The commercials of the second one got me wanting to play it. As for the nine hours of work the only way i managed to pay my debts was cause i had like 24 hours the week before . It kinda worked out i just had to walk to places a bit more to save some gas and couldnt go watch movies or anything like that. So what else is new?

    • Astro38

      8 years ago

      Awesome, what's your favourite song?

    • Astro38

      8 years ago

      Sounds cool. Chuck a picture up if you have one

    • Astro38

      8 years ago

      Haha nice dude. I need to 're-purchase' song #6 off that album, my version's pretty crappy.

      Yeah, I know what you mean. None of my mates really play anymore, plus I can't really find time to get seriously stuck back into it.

      What's your colour scheme for Necrons? My mate hes them, but he's just painted them the standard silver, which is fine, but I've seen some really sweet as gold coloured ones too, plus a few other schemes

    • Astro38

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I used to be really into it, not so much anymore, but I still have a pretty massive collection.
      Chaos Space Marines and Tau are my two main armies, but I have a few Space Marine and Tyranid models.
      I also collect Lord of the Rings and I have an Orc Warhammer fantasy army.

      Hope you like All That Remains, as I said, The Fall Of Ideals is a good album to start with

    • Astro38

      8 years ago

      You collect Warhammer?

    • captainkool

      9 years ago

      thanks for the comment man, ya from what my buddy told me E3 was vey disapointing. But there are a few cool looking games and hopefully more will come outt han they anounced. I just finished dantes inferno too so i should have a review up soon about that one.

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      Sounds... different

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      Ooh, who was it for?
      Might but probably not, I don't have a computer though I do like watching people so I'll decide the day before

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      haha, I can see why your so busy then, any luck with the interviews?

      & When's the lanage?

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      nothing planned for the holidays but then again that's in 2 weeks... happy you've been having fun partying =)

    • ShadowDrizzt

      9 years ago

      lol, thanks man ^_^ and sure, if you want to.

    • captainkool

      9 years ago

      ah makes sense, here we get our learners licence an are stuck with someone with at least three years experience. thats for six months or something then we can go for our road test to drive by ourselves. there is certain limitations untill a year after that but nothing to bad.

    • captainkool

      9 years ago

      you got a car but havent driven it? why not?

    • captainkool

      9 years ago

      yup the place is all mine! man i cant wait to move in. its pretty sweet you wanna start your own buisness, hope your successful. It would be amazing to be your own boss at something ou want to do.

      Oh and you probally didnt hear ( probally cuse i dont think i told anyone on this site ha) but i managed to crash and total my car. So now i need tofind a black charger with a hemi in it ha.

    • captainkool

      9 years ago

      not to much, just been working and hanging out.. actually just bought aplace to live. got to wait to move in though, not until the end of august.

      what about you?

    • ShadowDrizzt

      9 years ago

      Tits McGee is on vacation.

    • DGSunshineFD

      9 years ago

      Don't worry, I do feel bad....

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      Unfortunately I'm now at school, so I can't check that, but I will when I get home (in a month or so) I'll check it.

      Once again, thanks for all of the help.

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      The first two scans weren't in safe mode. When I realised that this was probably a mistake, I did the third in safe mode, as the administrator. I then realised that it had put five of the items 'in quarentine' under the account name... which no longer existed. I ran another scan, not in safe mode, just to check, and it picked up five things. They may not actually be the asme five, but I reckon they might have been.

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      I've done about 4 scans by now, each one with less results. The first had 12, the second 11, the third 10, and the fourth 5. Each one except the last has problems dealing with the infected files, but dealt with some of them (although apparently there were more than 12 files found overall, since the number of files in quarantine is closer to 20).
      It's funny though; I was expecting a much larger number. On my laptop I had McAfee, and once found around 2000 infected files on there; but there were no obvious signs that I had a virus.
      I'm doing a fifth scan right now, but it hasn't picked up anything yet, so hopefully they're gone!

      Thanks for all of your help!

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      Unfortunately neither of those links works (for me). They seem to load, and the name at the top of the page changes, then it suddenly flicks to 'oops; this website would appear to be broken'. (like before).

      However, changing the name of the program file really helped. It's currently scanning my computer, which may take a while, so I'm going to go to do a maths paper. Thanks for the help, I'll tall you the results when it';s finished.
      (although somewhat suspiciously it hasn't found anything yet in around 46000 objects scanned)

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      I eventually downloaded it on another computer, and moved it onto this one via a memory stick.
      I installed it, with no apparent problems.
      I tried to run it... and nothing happens. Whatsoever.
      I click several times and wait, I check Task manager, no new program, no new process, nothing.
      I try turning the computer on in safe mode, and still... nothing.
      I try re-installing it whilst in safe mode. It installs exactly as it did before (with no mention of the fact that it was already supposed to be installed) , with no apparent problems.
      I try to run it, and once more, nothing happens.
      Help!

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      wow; I'm actually a little worried now.
      When I click on the download link it takes me to the site, and loads the page saying 'your download should start in a few seconds'
      and then it suddenly says 'this page cannot be found' (or words to similar effect; I'm using more than one browser here).
      If I move fast I can click on the link ('if your download doesn't start within the next few seconds click here') and it still says 'this page cannot be found'.
      What should I do?

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      Thanks, but I can't seem to be able to get onto the Malwarebytes website. For some reason everything directs me to 'www.malwarebytes.org' (google, wikipedia, any variation of www.malwarebytes.X ) so it must have disappeared recently. Is it possible that the site is down for maintenance or something?

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      Dear Ricky,

      TheRecreator is currently looking for a programmer to help him with one of his expansion projects (the second one). Obviously you don't actually know him, so please don't feel like I'm trying to push you into this or anything, you're just one of the only people that I know can program, so I thought I'd ask if you're interested.

      If you are, please just message him; I think he needs all the help that he can get at the moment.

      Thanks

      John

    • ShadowDrizzt

      9 years ago

      lol,I guess. Not really though. I'll be happy when the next one comes out. If they make another one I guess.

    • DGSunshineFD

      9 years ago

      Probably going to get the camera that under $80 @ Wal-mart, roughly $55 w/tax. Something cheap, simple, and easy to use. Like most of my gfs....

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      To be honest I think that getting a staff award is at least partially a matter of luck.

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      Yay everything is there now and its over and done now. I'm reading manga as per usual

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      Hey, I'm good, a lil hot though, you?

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      Hello Ricky! =D

    • Nyrb

      9 years ago

      Msn bitch girl

    • DGSunshineFD

      9 years ago

      Sorry for tyhe constant log off on msn. Internet here is patchy.

    • Nyrb

      9 years ago

      Oi bitch, where you at?

      Ok, I can't pull that off...

    • DGSunshineFD

      9 years ago

      You sponsor yourself?

    • Nyrb

      9 years ago

      Gaaaaaaay



      smiley12.gif

    • TheForge

      9 years ago

      well the invitation is open if you ever find the time.

    • TheForge

      9 years ago

      Hey there. would be interested in joining one of my two RPs?

      redvsblue.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2224925
      or
      redvsblue.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2225222

      also you should check out the Support and discussion thread. a hub for RPers.
      redvsblue.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2222218

    • TheLostArts

      9 years ago

      it's not that i'm developing things for the mac so much as the fact that it is simply the type of computer i own, and game development is my career choice, so i want to get as much experience with the process as i can. :^j

    • Messyca

      9 years ago

      Fair enough

    • Game8over

      9 years ago

      yer is a cool game it looks like the first game i'll get 1000 points and i still have to finish mass affect

    • Nyrb

      9 years ago

      Hey Ricky

      smiley13.gif

    • captainkool

      9 years ago

      were working on the advertising, just havent got sround to it yet, also thanks for checking it out

    • Nyrb

      9 years ago

      Really?

    • Nyrb

      9 years ago

      But I can't kill you in Borderlands...

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      In reply to Machine_1989, #14:

      Thank you very much

    • JJBrazman

      9 years ago

      In reply to Machine_1989, #12:
      What do:


      cin.get();
      cin.ignore();

      mean exactly?

      When I use both it needs me to press the enter key twice, but if I only use the first it only requires me to press it once.

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