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Post by nanomekia » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:58

Aw, thanks mate! That is awesome. Totally saved. :D
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Post by MoffD » Sat Aug 18, 2018 16:06

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Post by nanomekia » Sat Aug 18, 2018 22:58

Thank ye~
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Keening_Product » Fri Aug 24, 2018 13:23

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Haha, nice work on the table.

Firefox for Android is showing that actual emoji you posted as something different again, and it doesn't even match the Mozilla one here: https://emojipedia.org/pistol/
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by MoffD » Fri Aug 24, 2018 16:32

It would ruin the joke, but you could have the first ones like this: Image
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Roobar » Sat Oct 06, 2018 18:23

Did you know that the No Clip cheat was first introduced in Commander Keen? I didn't knew. Here's an interesting video talking about no clipping:

https://youtu.be/KkGmg1irVWA

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Quillax » Sat Oct 06, 2018 22:18

Oh wow, I didn't know the No-Clipping cheat was introduced in Commander Keen either! I also didn't know that the A+2+Enter debug activation also had an actual meaning. :-O

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Nisaba » Sun Oct 07, 2018 22:28

as a kid I somehow figured out that Vorticons no-clipping cheat by chance.
but I didn't know that the no clipping thing was first introduced in Commander Keen. :garg
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Roobar » Tue Oct 16, 2018 20:07

Don't miss out:

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/10/16 ... iltered-36

Very interesting interview with Scot Miller discussing Apogee/3D realms games and behind the scene stuff!

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by proYorp » Fri Oct 26, 2018 19:22

That cheat codes thing is pretty interesting. Creative Tom God, lol.
One thing doesn't quite make sense though. If keyboards back then couldn't register more than one key being pressed on each row (as stated by the video), then how was G + O + D supposed to work? G and D are on the same row. :confused
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Benvolio » Sat Oct 27, 2018 15:52

proYorp wrote:keyboards back then
That must be fake news, definitely worked on my old keyboard which was from 1986!

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by K1n9_Duk3 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 21:01

I guess it's safe to say the id team didn't use your keyboard. 8)

It's possible that G+O+D doesn't work on some keyboards, depending on the design of the keyboard's circuit board and whatnot.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by nanomekia » Sat Oct 27, 2018 21:08

I suspect it's due to design differences between mechanical and membrane keyboards. I'm not sure which is more prone to "ghosting", which is when multiple keys being pressed at once won't all register (I just know I picked my current mechanical partly because of anti-ghosting), but that's likely the issue.
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Roobar » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:19

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Keening_Product » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:43

nanomekia wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 21:08
I suspect it's due to design differences between mechanical and membrane keyboards. I'm not sure which is more prone to "ghosting", which is when multiple keys being pressed at once won't all register (I just know I picked my current mechanical partly because of anti-ghosting), but that's likely the issue.
The mechanism which completes the circuit shouldn't be relevant, surely. My understanding is it was the limitations of the board's brain which saw keys being grouped.
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