Hi there! Kind of short blog update, but hope it’ll do.
For a very long time I’ve been relying on my friends as webhosts. Big shoutout to Engineerisaac (who hosted deletedscreen.com and rave.fm + a couple of other projects for a VERY long time) and ZilexuS (who hosted multiple domains including battleracer.com and modbuilder.net) for supporting me under all these years. But now, I’ve finally moved. Shoutout to Elxx aswell for helping me choose my webhost
Now I’m off to play with JMK, my best friend.
(oh, btw, brstats for battleracer works again – contact me if you want to host a server)
My new Nokia Lumia 920 is a quality phone. It’s probably the only phone that is totally complete hardwarewise. It, simply enough, is not missing anything, and everything is got is top-notch quality. The IPS-screen struck me with awesomeness, and I don’t know how – but it works amazingly well in direct sunlight. I can actually, without problems, just unlock my phone in when the sun is shining directly onto it and use ANY application without any problems. I’ve also never had the feeling of “flow” throughout an operating system ever. There are pros and cons with Windows Phone 8, it’s missing a lot – but it makes up for that by how detailed everything is.
Running at 60hz. Yep. All of you probably had no problems with Hz in phones before, but personally I hate everything under 60hz. I still wonder why I got myself a HTC Sensation, but then again, it was cheap. The Nokia Lumia 920 runs at 60hz, and it feels sooo nice. No lag, whatsoever, like you could have in Android on pretty much any device.
Compared to the HTC Sensation, Nokia Lumia 920 is not only noticeably faster and looks better, it’s also a whole different thing to hold in your hand. At first, the Lumia 920 may seem large, at least in my hands, but it makes up for that when you actually use it. It’s way easier to type on it (takes a couple of days to learn the new keyboard), especially compared to (most) Android phones where the keyboard continiously lags behind when writing. The Lumia also weights a little bit more, (when trying it – “heavy” is the first word that comes to mind to practically everyone) even if that could be a problem to some people – to me, it isn’t.
Now, we’re off to eating pizza. In the next part I’ll talk about what I did with my HTC Sensation today.
“Micro-SIM, what is that?” I said. Looking strangely at the installation instructions, noticing that I had the wrong type of SIM format. A lot of awful words went through my head as I sat there, while parallelly thinking of solutions. There’s a wonderful thing in this world called a scissor. They’re TOTALLY ment for cutting through ordinary SIM-cards to make them work as Micro-SIM’s. When I came home, I spent about half an hour cutting the s##t out of my SIM-card, totally failing at it, aswell. After some time I got tired of the “SIM-card nonexistent or unusable”-message and gave up. I had to be off the phone for an entire day. Damn. (more…)
Yesterday was my last day as an Android user. Well, not really. My mother owns a Nexus 7 and I’ve got an additional ZTE Blade 1, but I’m finally switching my primary phone. Why? Here’s the story.
I currently only have 3 minutes over right now, so I’ll try to be short. (I highly doubt JMK will be on time, tho, but still).
1. one.com’s central system is down! Woah. I’ve never seen that happend before. I thought my code was broken for a bit, cause ftp seemed fine but http was sooo slow. This means that xno.se and dsres.net is down. This could affect certain softwares relying on my auth/stats-system, such as MB BF3 CFG.
2. BurgerKings twitter account is being hacked, right now. I guess they chose a really bad password…
3. Hurr. Im gonna play BF3 origin was down yesterday so couldn’t play then. In other news; I’m getting so tired of online requirement in softwares and games today. I know I’m contributing to that part, but I’ve made it redundant and most of my softwares should run fine without connection, except those requiring it. If you’re gonna have an online requirement in a software or game, do it for a good reason and make sure you have at least 99% uptime per month.
(Brace yourselves, there’s over a hundred different grammatical, spelling errors and other fail-stuff in here. Read on your own risks. Grammarnazis will be terminated.)
After several invites, people whining here and there like “OMG DOTA2 IS SO AWESOME!”, I’ve actually tried it out. A couple of times. Let me explain from the beginning.
In the dawn of time, about three years ago, my friends in school (yeah, I actually had friends back then!) forced me to play Dota. I knew what it was, or well, kind of – because of Basshunters famous song pretty much – but I had not played it until that day. I started off with Venomancer, or whatever he’s called, and stomped the fuck away. Actually, I sucked, like you usually do when you play a new game – but let’s not mention that, because I want to keep my awesome fanbase. Mainly because I’m a pr0-her0-esp0rt-fragger, and not mainly famous because of my programming skills. Ergh. (Okay, I stomped a little back in late BF2 with the tank, but other then that – no I’m no fragger. I was being sarcastic, if you didn’t notice. Duh.), anyway, back to the story. I played Venomancer. Or Slither. Oh Screeny, stfu and just tell the story now – would you? Yes. Please. Thanks.
Once upon a ti… Fuckit. We played a couple of games of Dota, LANing on our school computers, I thought it was nice but meh, not any kind of game I wanted to play for long. One day, everyone was playing HoN and like “OMG SCREENY YOU HAVE TO JOIN US”, and I was like “WTF SURE NOT LIKE IM GONNA DO ANY WORK IN SCHOOL TROLOLOLOL”, and then I realized it cost money. Like, 30 euros or some shit, can’t remember, but it was about the amount of money I had left on my paypal account, so what the heck. I bought it, played it 3 times, it sucked and I forgot about it. It became freetoplay. Just like when TF2 became free2play, i was… Well, I can’t really describe my fury. It bursted out of my ears. “HATS, YOU SAY!? WHATS THIS BULLSHIT. I PAID 30 EUROS TO GET A HAT!?”. The explanation is ofcourse “HATS IS THE SHIT!”, but meh, selfish me don’t really like the fact that I spent 30 euros on a virtual hat that I barely never use. Or can trade for anything. I stopped playing Dota and HoN and all other MOBA / WECANTAGREEONTHEABBREVIATIONBUTITSANRTSWITHHEROESANDSTUFF. Anyway, last year people forced me to play LoL. League of fucking Legends. I’ve heard sooo much bad about this game, and the people who taught me how to play treated me like shit. Not neccessarily because they wanted to, but because they thought it was kind of fun. I never told them I didn’t like it. (Aww, sad moment, I got called bad on the internet. You should cry now.)
Where were I. Wait, yeah, I started playing LoL and it was kind of fun! I started playing it more and more and more… and you know. More. Fuckit. Then, all of a sudden, LoL and Dota and HoN was all forgotten, because Dota 2 was the fucking most awesomest thing that ever happend! Except that it looks like someone took a dump in your morning-bowl of porridge, took a spoon and spun it around and said “TASTY!”. No, I don’t like how Dota2 looks, and the fact that you have a weird delay on everything (not every hero tho, but most). However, until this day, I’ve kind of hated it. Mainly because I’ve got >15 invites in my inbox the latest couple of weeks, but also because I never played anything but Venomancer in it. And, since I sucked with it last time, I sucked with it those times I played Dota 2 – because, you don’t choose the hero, the hero chooses you. Yep. You’ll just play it, and if it feels nice, you continue to play it. I didn’t really realize that until too late. I’m not even going to try to describe the horrible feeling you have when you’re playing a hero/champion/whatever that you don’t fit with.
So yes. Dota2 today was actually kind of nice. Mainly because I got to play Pudge and Undying, and because tombstones fucking pwn the shit out of everything, but then again – medium bots doesn’t really have the ability to co-ordinate, or even target the tombstone, so my ~20 kills perhaps should’t feel as great as they actually feel. Credits to both my girlfriend, m0rphinebunny, and Söör Didrik, the Harbringer of Fluffiness for making this an evening I’ll remember and some experience I may never forget.
Fucking >750 words. How do I manage this shit. Goodnight, folks.
This is awesome
This is going to sound ridiculous for most of you guys, and quite weird too. But I just had an idea – I watched som DayZ trailers, and wondered “can’t this be done inside Battlefield 2 aswell?”. Then I started thinking, really, here’s what I thought of:
- Maps from Project Reality (cause they’re fucking awesome)
- Original gamecode based upon Battlefield 2 Deathmatch Mod created by Elxx
- Omnicide skins, sounds, A.I. and likewise aswell as parts of gamecode
Now, well, this solves the main “part”, and will most surely be exciting in any way – but a main problem will be kits. BF2 does not (as far as I know) support any type of individual picked-up weapons, so that you can drop them or pick them up individually. There is actually an easy way to solve this:
- Kit & weapons management code from WoOkiE Sniper Mod created by WoOkiE Scouty
This way, we would generate every single existing kit, and write a python script to control it. When you spawn, you spawn off with just a knife, when you run around there is carefully placed weapons, we could use a modified version of Sandbox to save down locations of weapons, and then let the python code randomly place out random weapons on the saved locations. How is this going to solve the kit problem, you say? Well, if we create a radius within the saved location, that the python can react too (such as flags), it will spawn an “invisible kit” having the weapons you currently have on yourself, plus the additional weapon that you’re within the zone to pick up, so to say. We would loose any ammo information, tho, and it will probably be hard to track whenether the weapon has been picked up or not (but this can probably be done by checking if the entity exists after the player has exited the zone..?), and if the weapon is not picked up it will delete it (or any other kit left behind) when the player leaves the area. Katsching!
It still sucks with ammo, tho. But perhaps all kits can have zero ammo when spawned, and the python script can create an invisible, no-clip supplybox with just the amount of ammo you need and make it stroll with you when you walk (so no-one else gets it)..? That way you could possibly have control over ammo. I have no idea actually, but it would be fun to do something like this. It’s sad that I don’t have the time…
Just an idea.
Hello everyone and welcome to my little blog post here on deletedscreen.com. For those who don’t know me I’m Noken, the co-founder of Snoken Productions and one of the video guys at DICE.
In this blog post I will talk about the history of Snoken Productions, where it all started and where we are today. I will also talk about my own journey and how I ended up at DICE. I hope this will get you a good insight of our work during the past years and that some of you will get inspired to start or continue creating your own movies.
The Battlefield 3 Aftermath Teaser, a sample of Noken’s work at DICE
It all started back in 2005 when the Battlefield 2 demo came out. My brother and I, who were both Battlefield fans since 1942, wanted to do something else besides playing the game. I’ve always been interested in making machinima movies but I haven’t had the knowledge how to do it. So how do you do? Well, you start trying.
The first tests we did were never released, but we started to get a grasp of what could be done. We quickly realized that creating frag movies or semi realistic action flicks wasn’t our cup of tea, we’re just not that serious.
The first creation was named The Biggest and the Best, a 3 min montage of me, Sudden and some other friends, goofing around on the Battlefield doing stuff our way. By the time we released it, we hadn’t seen that many (if any) Battlefield 2 comedy machinimas and we weren’t sure if people would like it.
I remember watching the view count increasing slowly and when we finally reached a hundred views we were very happy, the “movie” was a success. A week later we reached a thousand and after another week or so we hit ten thousand views. I felt surreal that that many people would even bother to watch our lite experiment.
And as usual, you weren’t notified. Anyway, here’s what has happened in the last few weeks:
My girlfriend (m0rphinebunny) has got her own apartment, I’m currently basecamping it like a fucktard (yeah, I can’t afford one myself so I tend to steal others apartments). This computer lags (guess it is because I’m installing a bunch of stuff), and I’ve been failing at school. Well, not too much – just enough to make me worried. Really worried. That means, less internetz, moar real life. Or more… books! With, eh… Yeah. Mathematics and stuff..
I’ve also heard a couple of rumors on megaupload, aswell as rumors of cats. And stuff. This blog post is really so irrelevant that all of you could just google on pictures of elephant poop and it would be more useful, but here’s the catchy point: m0rph’s (yeah, m0rphinebunny, as mentioned above…) apartment has ONE HUNDRERD MEGABIT INTERNETZ. 100mbit. True. Still, this is how fast my dropbox syncs:
In other news, some idiot over at the group who created my previously installed twitter plugin (that made you guys able to read my twitter feed from my blog), apparently updated it and required it to install more plugins, and when I did – it screwed everything up. So I removed the twitter plugin, and the presq-plugin aswell as all my previous twitter posts that were stored here on my blog, and let them burn in hell. I’ve no idea if I’ll ever go back to the system again, but I sure as hell won’t draw much attention on facebook anymore, cause Mr. Zuckerberg wants me to pay for you guys to read my news. Which sucks. So you guys will just be able to hang around on my website instead, don’t rely on other sites. I guess twitter will have to do the same sooner or later.
Wall of text.
Now I need to get m0rph up (it’s 23:23 here, and she’s drooling all over my stomach while snoring like hell), take a shower and put her to bed. Nighty!