Paul Smith

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  1. WIZARD JAM X - Welcome Thread

    @Problem Machine and I had a brief exchange on Nick's recent Jackbox stream whether it would be feasible to do a Jackbox-like for Wizard Jam. @Lokno releasing the code for the internalisation meter made me think it could be adapted for that purpose, then Twitch would handle all the network side of things. A lot of Jackbox games are really just text input and display, so not that far from the fundamentals of the internalisation meter. Any Jackbox WJ game would be best played on a stream anyway. I'm not much of a coder (esp not with Python) so just putting this idea out there in case someone else is interested. Internalisation code:
  2. I bought Korsun Pocket recently after hearing the 3MA episode, but haven't got round to playing it yet. I don't think you've ever done an episode on the best AIs in strategy games? Off the top of my head the ones I've heard the most glowing reviews for are Korsun, GalCiv I&II plus of course the Chessmaster series.
  3. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

    I check the forums fairly regularly but almost never post. You might call me a website watcher. People subscribed to Idle Thumbs are called podcast readers. If Nick were to refer to his streaming audience as Twitch listeners, the stupid circle would be complete.
  4. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

    Coincidentally, Nick streamed on Twitch today: I don't think he mentioned anything about podcasts but he is keen to stream some more provided work/allergies/other concerns don't intervene.
  5. Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
  6. Examples of good group therapy in TV: The Wire S5 w/ Steve Earle, obvs Rectify S3 - I strongly recommend this show to Rob & Danielle
  7. I had an idea listening to some of these questions. What about a new short-format podcast answering questions about games development, inspired by the writing podcast Writing Excuses where each episode is 15 mins long and covers one topic. This means you can record a bunch at once making scheduling less of a hassle. Qs you could answer in 15 mins could be things like - how to network at GDC, other cons - what to look for when outsourcing music / programming / testing - how to get started with Unity or other tools - how to approach friends, family for financial or other help without taking advantage My suggested hosts are Jake, Sean and Steve even though Steve would need to be a telepresence. I admit this is partly because the dumb name I came up with for this podcast is "Talking Simulator."
  8. A somewhat negative look from @RobZacny (in his day job): 'Surviving Mars' Never Breathes Life into a Dead Planet
  9. How much do we have to pay on this patreon thing to have this episode re-released multiple times with professional voice actors reprising the part of Nick
  10. You & I need to pester 3MA to cover this series I never played the last one, The Ancient Art of War In The Skies. Such a phenomenally contradictory title.
  11. This is an incredible episode, like real next-level shit The only thing that could have possibly made it better is if Chris had instead endorsed the 1812 Overture.
  12. Episode 232: Sid Meier's Gettysburg!

    Since I already bumped this: Am I correct that there's no way to (legally) download this right now? There is a GOG request: Secondhand copies are reasonably expensive and I'm not sure it will run anyway. It unfortunately falls into the early Windows dark ages where DOSbox doesn't apply and compatibility with W7/10 is likely long broken.
  13. Episode 232: Sid Meier's Gettysburg!

    Hi, this episode (and also ep. 233) is still messed up. I did manage to find the correct files here:
  14. Oh, is this the episode where Jake geeks out about 80s-mid90s business software packaging? Because at the time I made a mental note that when the thread came up I had to share this shit: The jewel of my 80s PC software collection*: a pristine copy of IBM DOS 3.30. I would like to get the Technical Reference 3.30 to match (that's the one documenting the low-level workings of every single DOS command) but mint copies are very expensive. On the screen is Voyetra Sequencer 4, I wish I had hard copy of that too. The rest of my collection is mostly games. *(Jewel of the hardware collection is the IBM PS/2 30 286 underneath, also pristine and purchased new in box. Guy I bought it from told me they had several boxed in storage as instant backups for mission-critical machines; those machines ran rock-solid for decades so the backups never left their boxes)
  15. Opus Magnum, Or: Zachtronics For The Rest Of Us

    Scott, of the GeekNights podcast streamed this if anyone wants an extended preview: