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Nickname Ant
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Description I am just a blue ant =).
Homepage http://aqfl.net
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 03:53
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User ID 1957
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 25, 2016, 00:10 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 24, 2016, 21:07:
As I suspected, a proper data connection was not possible at this locale, so updating was not possible, but who knows? Things progress quickly in this world of mobile coverage, so maybe I'll be able to get online when we do this again as planned next year.

Or you could, you know, take a day off every now and then.

We'd survive.
Or take a long vacation? Wait, we would go nuts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: MIA Jul 24, 2016, 19:20 Ant
 
nin wrote on Jul 24, 2016, 17:22:
I sent him a picture of an Airedale I saw at the vet yesterday. I hope I didn't upset him...

Why not buy him that dog?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 18, 2016, 00:39 Ant
 
No Pokemon Go? Steam need to get it up. [grin]  
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News Comments > Saturday Pokémon Go Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday <strike>Pokémon Go</strike> Mobilization Jul 18, 2016, 00:25 Ant
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 04:53:
So you need google account to play this? One ring to catch`em all
Nope. It offers Pokemon Club account. I used that.
 
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News Comments > Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary This Summer
5. Re: Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary This Summer Jul 16, 2016, 13:07 Ant
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 04:56:
This looks awful. Just play the original, it`s still a stone cold (pun intended} classic with timeless gameplay.
Yep. I haven't seen any new ones that are rad(ical) as the original like with Apple 2 port and C64 ports. Same with the classic Lode Runner games. I wonder which original ports were the best. I remember their C64 ports were smooth and had better audio. I wanted to try that Xbox remake of classic LR. That looked decent.

 
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News Comments > Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary This Summer
2. Re: Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary This Summer Jul 15, 2016, 23:50 Ant
 
I loved playing and making maps when I was a callow ant on my Apple //c. However, I am not crazy about these newer versions' looks.

Bah, no Linux port?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: 20? Jul 11, 2016, 11:44 Ant
 
Blue wrote on Jul 11, 2016, 09:45:
Ant wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 22:39:
Blue, have you checked on archive.org?

https://web.archive.org/web/19970204065209/http://bluesnews.com/q-july.html appears to be oldest on there!

Yeah, but we're older than the that site, so that was all slurped from our archive after it was pruned. In other words, that page is basically the same as this one:

https://www.bluesnews.com/archives/july96.html
Ah.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Funded
19. Linux and Mac OS X ports! Jul 11, 2016, 05:53 Ant
 
http://steamcommunity.com/app/482400/discussions/0/351660338713339416/

They better do them!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. 20? Jul 10, 2016, 22:39 Ant
 
Blue, have you checked on archive.org?

https://web.archive.org/web/19970204065209/http://bluesnews.com/q-july.html appears to be oldest on there!
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Funded
11. Re: Linux? Jul 10, 2016, 22:36 Ant
 
Zanderat1 wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 22:27:
Ant wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 20:08:
What about a Linux port? They better do it!
Better pledge, then. It is one of the stretch goals.
But they still have yet to find people for it. No $$ from me if they don't promise it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Hot! Jul 10, 2016, 20:18 Ant
 
My room goes up to 90F degrees during the crazy heat waves in LA.  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Funded
9. Linux? Jul 10, 2016, 20:08 Ant
 
What about a Linux port? They better do it!  
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Vote
3. Re: Team Fortress 2 Vote Jul 8, 2016, 01:59 Ant
 
SirKnight wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 21:39:
Are they going to build a wall to keep the spawn campers out?
Only if Donald J. Trump is there.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Kickstarter and Demo
37. Played it briefly! Jul 5, 2016, 22:48 Ant
 
Just tried Kickstarter demo's System Shock 1 on my retiring work's W7 lappy. Haha. It was beautiful even though super choppy and almost unplayable. I like what I saw from it so far. So much better than the original DOS version with its awful controls. They better make a Linux port!  
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News Comments > Anarchy Online Turns 15
26. Re: Anarchy Online Turns 15 Jul 3, 2016, 20:16 Ant
 
I remember not liking it during its early days. Did it improve? :/  
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend
6. Re: PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend Jul 2, 2016, 21:03 Ant
 
Hump wrote on Jul 2, 2016, 18:28:
I never played it Ant, is it worth a shot?
Yes for a free weekend. It's free. Why not? http://aqfl.net/node/10174 if you want to see my old brief review about both Payday 1 and 2's free weekends.
 
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News Comments > The Assembly This Month
2. Re: The Assembly This Month Jul 2, 2016, 19:24 Ant
 
I keep getting confused with the demoscene!  
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend
4. Re: PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend Jul 2, 2016, 17:23 Ant
 
So many free weekend of Payday. I wonder if the game got better since 3/23/2014. :/  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2016, 03:47 Ant
 
I still remember qtest86 in my university's computer lab in Linux without sound card!!  
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News Comments > System Shock Remaster Becomes a Reboot
31. Re: System Shock Remaster Becomes a Reboot Jun 27, 2016, 03:36 Ant
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 10:32:
System Shock 2 was fun, but it never matched the thrill and the sheer sense of foreboding that the first one did, and its levels were no match for the awe of the first ones either.

This is complete bollocks, from somebody who played SS2 at release and only later played SS1. SS1 has plenty of boxy and unnatural level architecture in it owing in part to the engine limitations. SS2 is far better at passing off the spaceship vibe.
SS1 controls were awful for me not to get far in the beginning. SS2 was much better, and I finished it!
 
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