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Jayenkai
Created : 07 October 2021
 

#537 - Ray of News



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Ray of News

#537 - Thursday 07th October, 2021

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Hello World


As I continue to build up my GotoJSE based Advent Calendar of Games, I'm having to find a decent balance between games that look/play well, and ones that aren't too taxing on the language.

To that effect, I've added an extra undocumented command to the language. "SlowTest 1" or "SlowTest 2", which will severely slow down the engine to a crawl, for the purposes of stress testing things on ... what I hope would be incredibly rare slower systems.
1 is roughly the speed that my rubbish Galaxy Tab 10 A (bag'o'crap edition) runs at, and 2 is half of that.

I'm also using this command to help track down issues with the double buffer stuff, and even a few bugs that arise from the engine having to "pause a bit" when frames take too long to get through.
Hopefully, once I start getting the WASM stuff integrated, this will help out there, too.
.. Maybe!

SoCoder


Petri Dish

Andy_A stops by to show us a nice image generator that creates virus-like growths on a Petri Dish!
Eeeeuw!!!!
socoder.net/?Showcase=80412

Hyrdrozone Clone

Jay makes a simple clone of an Amiga PD classic!
It's not the whole game, and tons is missing, but it's a fun little thing to play.
.. Until you're dead.
Which won't be very long.
socoder.net/?GotoPost=80419

SoWhatGoesThere


Polls and More

AndyH is once again bringing up the idea of something to accompany the Frontpage Poll.
It'd be nice to have something else alongside it, but I'm often wondering exactly what would work well.
There's plenty of options out there, but nothing's as immediate as the polls.
AndyH suggests something board-game like, like Risk, and then once Andy_A posted his Petri dish code, my mind went a bit crazy thinking about some sort of "Plot points, expand, etc" scenario.
The issue with that is that you'd only get a go once per day, and the results would have to wait until the next day.
That doesn't seem ideal.

I wonder how else it could be done...?
Hmmm...

Any thoughts? Pop 'em in the thread.
socoder.net/?GotoPost=80400

SoOffTopic


Facebook Outage

A HUGE Facebook outage occurred this week.
Apparently it lasted for around six hours, which is insane!
How were you impacted by this tragic event?
If you survived, say hi, and let us know you're ok in the thread.
socoder.net/?Topic=8401

Monkey!!!!!

Super Monkey Ball : Banana Mania is now available for modern consoles.
Finally, High Definition Billiards!!
socoder.net/?GotoPost=80399

SoMuchMore


Face Three

Spinal's been tweeting about his latest Fitbit Watch Face.
It features a Bathroom Scale design, and looks like it has some nice handy stats on it.
bit.ly/3BdmKTE

Doctor Danger

TheRevillsGames got shot for a second time.
When will all the shooting end?!!
socoder.net/?Topic=8400

KiloTube


Oh Boy


View on YouTube

Musical Interlude

youtu.be/RdIEGAed47c

Delete

youtu.be/pkg4dtMDy3s

Musical Interlude

Where IS the MacBook Pro?
youtu.be/nHgMA4AU6-c

Underpants for your Hands

Mike takes a look at some underpants..
youtu.be/LjthTJDmGjc

Oldskool Tube

youtu.be/ZOrGplu2u6k

MegaTube


Fake News

ChinnyHill investigates evil magazine reviews

View on YouTube

GigaTube


What a Performance


View on YouTube

Voyager

The show where the captain has alien babies that are never heard of again.
youtu.be/h8lNTPXE6s4

90s Cover Corner



View on YouTube

youtu.be/zBmTbQoHcX8

youtu.be/vagM5-kFfLU

And, of course...

youtu.be/3yrwY37DeJ8

TV Not-a-Cover Corner



View on YouTube

MusicalCover Corner



View on YouTube

VGRemix Corner



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PakzPlaysPop



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