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by Firewheel
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: The best and crudest designed levels of D1
Replies: 18
Views: 2497

Re: The best and crudest designed levels of D1

I like the third Mars level a lot. The large caverns are a lot more fun for fighting compared to the awful tunnel-based ambushes of the first two Mars levels. Callisto Tower Colony is hard as nails but a really enjoyable and well-designed level. I like all of the Neptune levels as well. Generally, I...
by Firewheel
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Favorite D2 Single-Player Campaigns
Replies: 75
Views: 8678

Favorite D2 Single-Player Campaigns

Hey dudes, I've finally gotten D2 working on my computer and I'm playing through the Vertigo missions for the first time in a decade or so. I recall a lot of great D2 campaigns from back in the day. It's been at least ten years (probably more) since I've really played any add-on levels, but some of ...
by Firewheel
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Which robot has the creepiest sound?
Replies: 50
Views: 10697

Re: Which robot has the creepiest sound?

Yesterday I was playing Vertigo level 7 on Ace, and having a hell of a time killing the boss. He was much harder for me than the D1 bosses on Insane (probably didn't help that there were no cloaks or invulnerability powerups around.) That bot makes one horrible noise (I don't recall if any of the ot...
by Firewheel
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Terminal Velocity on GOG.com!
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Terminal Velocity on GOG.com!

I loved Fury3 when I was a kid, which is apparently all but identical to this game, so I should try playing this sometime.
by Firewheel
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: D2X-XL
Topic: Won't Run
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Won't Run

Yep, that's where my files are installed. I noticed that the folder was set to "read-only," which I unchecked, but that didn't seem to make a difference.
by Firewheel
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: D2X-XL
Topic: Won't Run
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Won't Run

Okay, so I've got D2X-XL installed on my Win7 machine. I've got all of the game data in the right place. But when I try to run the program, it instantly crashes. First it tells me that it can't find d2x.hog and d2x.mn2, and then it says "can't open pig and/or ham file." I don't understand this. Thes...
by Firewheel
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Dessert thread. [make this thread evil]
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: Dessert thread. [make this thread evil]

An-Donuts. Awesome Japanese dessert that's similar to a cream-filled doughnut, but it has delicious azuki filling instead of the regular stuff. So, so good.

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by Firewheel
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Ok, chime in. What do you call it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1195

Re: Ok, chime in. What do you call it?

Me and my family have always just called them "soft drinks."
by Firewheel
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: run
Replies: 27
Views: 1589

Re: run

If I neglected to shoe myself, probably somewhere between the police box and Yamazaki convenience store down the street.
by Firewheel
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Going Rambo on D1 level 6 (And other levels)
Replies: 236
Views: 35497

Re: Going Rambo on D1 level 6.

These are some seriously impressive videos. Considering that I've been playing Descent since I was seven, I should be this good. I've beaten D1 on Insane with cold starts on each level, but not without dying.
by Firewheel
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I am a PC Game...And I am a Space Sim...
Replies: 49
Views: 3328

Re: I am a PC Game...And I am a Space Sim...

This looks extremely cool. Makes me wish I had a nice PC to run it. You know, ever since I got D3 in 1999 at age eleven, I've been complaining about my crummy computers. I've got a full time job, my own place to live, a car, lots of nice clothes, and yet I've still never bought myself a nice PC. I d...
by Firewheel
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Do you like Descent 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 3486

Do you like Descent 3?

While I play the original often and Descent 2 fairly frequently, I went ten years or so without playing through Descent 3's single-player campaign. I wasn't sure why; D3 was a fun game, how come I didn't play it? Well, after finishing my first full playthrough of D3's campaign in many years, now I r...
by Firewheel
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: What do you think D1 beats D2 at?
Replies: 111
Views: 22065

Re: What do you think D1 beats D2 at?

Something else I recall (from single player) is that homing missiles in D1 seem a lot stronger than D2, especially when robots are firing them at you. Those green Centurion things or whatever they're called from D2 are way less dangerous than D1's red hulks.
by Firewheel
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Game Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: Game Theory

You seem to have a different Game Theory in mind than how the term is usually used online.
by Firewheel
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Interesting read: The Great Depression
Replies: 22
Views: 1589

Re: Interesting read: The Great Depression

World War II itself did not lift the US out of depression post-war; it was the fact that most other industrialized nations besides the US were destroyed and had to rebuild themselves (with our help) that caused the recovery. And unlike the 1930s, where the depression was mostly over in other countri...
by Firewheel
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: If Descent was revived/re-made...
Replies: 65
Views: 11908

Re: If Descent was revived/re-made...

The idea for varying levels of infestation really comes from the different difficulty levels (which I'd still want in a new Descent.) Class 1 drones are pretty harmless on the lower difficulties but they act totally bonkers on insane, and their shots are much faster, too. Plus, a room full of low-le...
by Firewheel
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: If Descent was revived/re-made...
Replies: 65
Views: 11908

Re: If Descent was revived/re-made...

Actually Lothar, that's pretty close to the sort of balance I'm trying to achieve with my robot ideas - you'll notice most of them don't have tons and tons of weapons, and are designed to encourage strategic thinking in order to dispatch them. Bosses, on the other hand... I'm still coming up with id...
by Firewheel
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: If Descent was revived/re-made...
Replies: 65
Views: 11908

Re: If Descent was revived/re-made...

I'm not totally sure whether two damage gauges is a good idea, either. But I like the idea of having one that recharges (to some extent) and another that's more permanent. But maybe it would work better to just have shields and more places where they could be recharged, at least to some extent. But ...
by Firewheel
Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: If Descent was revived/re-made...
Replies: 65
Views: 11908

Re: If Descent was revived/re-made...

Ah, but don't you see? That's the beauty of Descent! It's supposed to be hard as nails. I think games these days are way too easy and tend to treat the player like a baby with all sorts of hand-holding along the way. Just look at a game like Demon's Souls, which is exceptionally difficult - yet stil...
by Firewheel
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: If Descent was revived/re-made...
Replies: 65
Views: 11908

Re: If Descent was revived/re-made...

Today I cooked up some ideas for robots: some re-imagined versions of old bots, others entirely new ideas. Class 1 Drone: The original pest, now in varying degrees of viral infestation. Some are slow and dumb, while others attack you with wild abandon. Class 2 Drone: This bot was originally designed...
by Firewheel
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: If Descent was revived/re-made...
Replies: 65
Views: 11908

Re: If Descent was revived/re-made...

So I've been plotting out more ideas on how I'd like to make Descent. I'll share a few over the next few days, starting with the ship and weapons and some basic gameplay details. Ship And Weapons The Ship: The pilot flies a Pyro-GX, closely modeled on the vehicle from the original Descent. It's equi...
by Firewheel
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Moving to Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Moving to Japan

I'm doing fine. I'm in Osaka for job training for the next few days, then moving to Iwate after that. Everything's pretty much fine around here. Nobody's freaking out or particularly worried about the nuclear power plant, etc. Power and food is fine in Osaka, apparently things are going back to norm...
by Firewheel
Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bye Bye Miss Nuclear Pie
Replies: 118
Views: 6084

Re: Bye Bye Miss Nuclear Pie

Of course, Japan imports the vast majority of its food, so food contamination is not really a problem either way. I don't believe the media hype about the reactors for one second. Most people's ideas about nuclear energy/reactors come from disaster movies and other sci-fi sources. The media naturall...
by Firewheel
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Moving to Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Moving to Japan

Yeah I've been reading those almost since they started. It's possible that they had some sort of weird influence on me, but I didn't become interested in learning Japanese and stuff until years later so maybe not.
by Firewheel
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Moving to Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Moving to Japan

So I'm moving to Japan in one month to work as an English teacher for elementary/middle school students. I studied in Osaka for a semester in 2009 and also spent six weeks in Japan in 2008. I'll be living in the northern part of the country, in a town in Iwate prefecture about an hour's drive from M...
by Firewheel
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: BIG THREADS FOR BIG THREADS SAKES THREADS
Replies: 69
Views: 4007

It's been forever since we've had a big thread, hasn't it?
by Firewheel
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Tron Legacy...
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Avatar basically makes me want to puke - the whole visual overload hyper-detailed CG style has already been done to death and is basically redundant by now. I'm tired of movies that look like big-budged FPS games. Tron, on the other hand, looks interesting because they use all that technology in an ...
by Firewheel
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Hover!
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

I had Hover on Win 95, back then I thought it was pretty cool - definitely not as fun as Descent, though. I had Fury3 as well, great game!
by Firewheel
Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Post yer awesome loot! '10
Replies: 32
Views: 2749

Alter-Fox: I totally agree! It was my favorite movie of the year, too. Hence why I requested it for Christmas!

My last \"present\" (from me to myself) arrived in the mail today.

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by Firewheel
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Post yer awesome loot! '10
Replies: 32
Views: 2749

A picture's worth and all that.

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The most exciting present has yet to arrive, though. :D
by Firewheel
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Tron Legacy...
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

I've never seen much of the original Tron but I really enjoyed this one. The story was a bit complex but nowhere near as bad as reviewers made it out to be. It was visually explosive fun done right - much moreso than say, Avatar.
by Firewheel
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: that guy who did \"heh\" poetry on the DBB
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Yeah The Fragile was great. It's too bad we can't see the entire 11+ years of DBB posts, stupid PHPBB!
by Firewheel
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Hair cut
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

I have a friend of mine who owns her own hair salon cut it for me. She does a terrific job. She's just about the only one who can cut it right. For me, having a good haircut makes the difference between looking good and looking bad.

I'd never even think of trying to cut it myself.
by Firewheel
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Your 3 favorite games
Replies: 36
Views: 2645

1. Descent I
2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
3. Dragon Quest VII
by Firewheel
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: LIVER & ONIONS!
Replies: 27
Views: 1606

Wow Ingus is back?! Awesome. Now, I wonder what The Fragile is up to these days?
by Firewheel
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Your Top Animes
Replies: 94
Views: 7680

I'm glad that you guys seem to be familiar with TVTropes. :P
by Firewheel
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Your Top Animes
Replies: 94
Views: 7680

Heh I remember that avatar Krom, but I didn't make the connection when I watched the show earlier this year. :P I forgot to mention that I like (pseudo?) historical stuff. Rurouni Kenshin, Samurai Champloo, and especially the Vagabond manga. And naturally, jidai geki films (pardon my gratuitous Japa...
by Firewheel
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Your Top Animes
Replies: 94
Views: 7680

I don't really watch much anime, but there are a few series I've seen over the years that I really liked.

Welcome to the NHK!
Gundam: 08th MS Team
Monster
Last Exile
Evangelion (Rebuild movies much moreso than the original series)
Big O
by Firewheel
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Post pics of your Descent collections :D
Replies: 109
Views: 11718

Gold Leader, that is an INCREDIBLE collection! Wow, I never even knew there was a Japanese release of Descent! 3D SHOOTING GAME indeed!

Also, what is Dimensions for Descent? I think I've seen that before but I have no idea what levels are on it.
by Firewheel
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Descent 2 level name meanings
Replies: 24
Views: 13281

Level 16. Temple of Syrinx:
This is a reference to the Rush song 2112. One of the parts of the song is called 'The Temples of Syrinx.'