|time for my ranting and raving session||ViPr||23:20 19-01-2002|
ok well i updated 3ds2vxl.
i redid the controls code so now you can use the mouse and the keyboard at the same time without weird things happening. the code should also make it easier for me to do the AI stuff i am planning on adding.
i added an option to change the size of the viewport while the viewer is running because everyone has different speed computers so people with AMD computers can afford to increase the size a little to get more pleasurable graphics.
i thought it was a bit weird to have an animated camouflage procedural texture on the vehicles so i decided to apply my animated procedural methods for the sky to get an idea what the windows version of my program will look like. it's so cool. it looks like you're in a psychadelic dream world. it's like you're on drugs or something. fun for the whole family.
ok now for the uncool stuff which makes me angry and depressed.
my parents just bought a DVD player with a multiple speaker system and also a big screen TV. ok first of all i plugged my old stereo system (which is actually my little sister's that she doesn't want to use anymore coz she doesn't live here anymore) which i normally have plugged into the computer (because as you know only complete morons think that you're supposed to actually use computer speakers for something) into the DVD player. this was so i now had both sound systems plugged into the DVD player so i could compare the new speakers with the old ones. the old ones were actually much better than the new ones and when my other sister heard them she told me not to show my dad or he would maybe beat my mum to death for buying these new speakers. ok now the tv. it's a big screen backlit projector thing. i warned my parents many times not to buy those. ok not only this but the picture is absolute crap i think because it converts the images to digital before displaying. as you should know digital screens are crap compared to analog. desktop computers use analog screens and laptops use digital ones. that should give you an idea. there's a reason we use analog screens on computers even though computers are digital. it's because digital screens are crap, simple as that. besides that it is so wasteful to use digital for a tv since tv signals are analog meaning they have infinite undefined colors and horizontal resolution. ok well i just looked at the box for the tv. it says digital a few times on it so i guess i was right. whatever you do don't buy digital TVs or monitors. i suspected this for a long time. stop thinking that digital means better. my parents never listen to me. my parents haven't finished their mad shopping spree yet. my dad wants to get a new 2000 MHZ computer. if he gets one with speakers, a thin flat digital screen, and a laser mouse i'm gonna lose it.
btw i just heard that DVD's here in Dubai are censored. WHAT THE HELL! they just don't know when to quit!!!! anyway. so now i gotta wait for even longer before i watch DVDs. you know so far i have not watched enen one DVD movie in my life. the only DVD i watched was one at my friend's house which was an ALI G compilation thing that he smuggled in here from London i think.