Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 20, 2019 4:19:21 GMT -5
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
Per tradition, here is this year's Christmas thread! Talk about your holiday plans, share things you want this year for Christmas, share what you got this year for Christmas, bring music, bring pictures...have fun!
This year, courtesy ShadowAtNoon (go check out his YouTube channel), here's over an hour of wintery Nintendo music! Which isn't strictly Christmasy so much as it is wintery but cut me some slack, I'm well past tapped after the musical advent calendars from 2016 and 2018. That's 50 Christmas songs. More, counting a couple posted by Swedol last year for St. Lucia Day. Speaking of which, links to both playlists are below. They are a bit out of order, as I didn’t have time to get them in right, but they’re mostly all there (I think the Juldansen videos are region-locked, and I couldn’t find replacements. Sorry.) I might do another playlist next year if I remember in time, but you know me. I'd lose my head if it weren't...um...hold that thought, I think I left my head in my car.
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 31, 2019 21:56:51 GMT -5
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and a wonderful 2019, and if you haven’t, I hope 2020 is your best year yet. I don’t think I’ve ever done a New Year’s post in one of these, but I think it’s time we had one. It’s 2 and a half hours away for me, but let’s take a moment before closing out this year (and thread) to reflect on the past year - and the past decade! - and what good has been done. There’s absolutely been a lot worth leaving in the past, but let’s appreciate where things have gone well!
I’m driving now, and I have a job that I enjoy, one that gives me a lot of freedom. I haven’t been playing as many video games, unfortunately, but I feel like I’ve come to actually enjoy them more deeply - and for that matter, I feel like I’ve come to enjoy things I do in general more deeply. I’ve taken up a number of hobbies, I’ve gotten better at socializing and at expressing myself, and I have started planning better. I’m financially worse off than I was in 2010, but on the other hand I’m in a much better position to stabilize myself in that area, which is a decent trade even if I’d like both. I’m still bad at keeping a set schedule, but coming into my third decade, I think I’m on track to really start enjoying life. I’m not about to start making resolutions - no sense in lying to myself - but I’m sure that this is going to be my year if I have to drag it bloodied and screaming to make it my year.
Lastly, I’m proud to have started a few traditions, and to have started upholding a few more. And it’s on that note that I share one tradition in particular, an old Scottish song I’m sure we’ve all heard before. This is Auld Lang Syne, as performed by Dougie McLean.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5