Yet more random musings! Wahoo.
Gonna drop two characters at a MU I frequent, mostly because A) they’re just there for TS, B) I’m kind of bored playing there since it takes so long to get in a good session, and C) the place creeps me out a bit. The positive upshot is I have more time to play at PPX and more time for other things. The negative downshot is that I’ll be abandoning the few folks I played with there who are really cool players. *sigh*
In other news, seems some zitfaced homophobic white suburbanite snot 13 year old dipstick named systom added a friend of mine to his friends list despite, y’know, not being a friend. Bizarre. As a result, said friend has decided to retreat to posting friends-only to keep this turd out of hir biznizz.
This is a bit of a puzzler. Now, folks, I generally don’t care who links to me, who puts me on their friends list… since really, you wouldn’t even need a friends list entry to read my stuff, you just need to bookmark it. That’s the price one pays for posting things publically like this, airing your dirty laundry; hell, my PARENTS could find this thing and I couldn’t stop ’em. But it is a shame that there’s no way to, say, specifically block a user from looking at your journal PERIOD if they’re logged in. It’d mean they’d have to go through the hassle of logging in and logging out to see you, and that would be enough to deter most morons. Anyway, systom, whoever you are, I mock you and laugh at you and spit on your grave just because I can. Take that. And if you’re so bent to feel the urge to punch me one RL for that trivial insult, then I mock you some more for your inadequate grasp of things.
But enough about that.
Gonna implement some tweaks to the MAME box’s control scheme to get around ghosting issues. Seems you can’t really push more than two controls at once; so supers in SFA3 are fine ( |-|-P ) but supers in MvC are not ( |-PP ). I can work around this by taking the two unused control buttons and making them macros for ‘all punches’ and ‘all kicks’. Not bad at all. Hope it works when I have a second player on the other stick… TMNT did just fine with both of us mashing buttons and stuff, but we’re not talking a whole lot of intricate button timing in that game.
Still pondering the ‘What to do with UE’ parts of the previous post (which were actually more important to me than models of video capture cards ^^; but I appreciate the comments I got about them, too!) For right now I’m backburnering UE until I think of some dramatic way to revive my interest in it, to retool it to something feasible. I think 20+ episodes was being waaay too optimistic, even if there’s enough story there to make up 20+ eps… I’m just one man writing it, not a director of an animation company doing a TV series. Plus, this is better than feeling lousy over not keeping up on it.
I might do a side project or two while waiting; options include an Amelia darkfic, a continuation of Ah My Hentai, and others. Or I could just eat nachos. Or I could just drop back into UE tomorrow — I have no idea how it’ll go. I’ll announce anything I work on in my journal, so stay tuned.