Just curious. Basically, I render videos pretty often. Sometimes I do batch renders (of three to four 20+ minute videos) every night for a few days.
Is it possible that I could be "overworking" my computer? I just feel like rendering videos for 3+ hours, sometimes for several nights in a row might be a bit of a strain on the computer, and I just want to make sure it isn't likely to cause issues. I mean, I see no (noticeable) signs of issues, but it's better to find out now if this could cause issues instead of waiting till there's a problem.
(Oh and the reason I'm posting this in the hardware section is because I'm assuming that any issues associated with this will probably be hardware. With the sustained higher temps, fan speeds, and such.)
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Mar 23, 2013pwntpants posted a message on Turning Ragdolls into Player Models in Garry's Mod?Does anyone know if this is possible, and how to do it if so? I've tried searching for it and I can't find anything relevant to what I'm looking for.Posted in: General Gaming
So yeah. I basically have a ragdoll of Kevin (from Edd Ed n' Eddy) and I want to be able to walk around looking like him.
Or, if it's easier, I'd also be fine with a guide on how to make ragdolls walk. Really, all I need is a walking Kevin, haha.
Mar 16, 2013Roguelikes. Similar to Binding of Isaac preferably. I feel like the Roguelike genre is severely underpopulated with games. They are quite possibly some of the most time-consuming and amazingly fun games, but Isaac, FTL, and Risk of Rain are the only 3 that I know of that are actually good, sadly. I just love the fact that you can play essentially the same game 1,000 times and never have it be the same as any other run.Posted in: General Gaming
Mar 14, 2013pwntpants posted a message on the hate against DRM right now is so ridiculous....Posted in: General GamingQuote from Gheart
I'm not taking sides here, but you can't really "cite" speculation. Call him out on it by all means, but asking for a citation in this situation doesn't really make sense.
Also, to everyone commenting on how "all DRM is terrible," I'd like you to note that Steam is considered DRM. Albeit, less restrictive and annoying than always-online DRM, it still is.
And we love the hell out of Steam.
Mar 10, 2013pwntpants posted a message on Possibly the most important question you would ever have to answer in your life.Yes, I like orange pop.Posted in: General Off Topic
Mar 2, 2013Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
Flash and after effects.
Every kids show on nickelodeon/cartoon network/PBS/etc. is made in flash.
After effects is if you want to add 'effects'.
Just curious, is it a possibility to import Illustrator drawings for use in flash? Or would it just work out better to use Flash instead? Because I'm finally getting the hang of Illustrator and it would kinda suck to learn another freakin' Adobe program over again. (I mean, I'll have to learn flash anyways for animating but I'm just comfortable with drawing in Illustrator already.)
Mar 2, 2013How exactly should I be going about 2D animation?Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
Like, drawing in Adobe Illustrator and taking those files to animate in Adobe Flash?
Or should I be using completely different programs? After Effects? Or should I only use one specific program for all of my animating?
Sorry if this thread seems rather pointless, but google results are either varying or they're not really what I'm asking. I figured I'd just ask here to get a direct response.
Oh and, the kind of animating I plan on doing would be like... "actual" animating. Kinda like OneyNG, EgoRaptor, SpeedoSausage, etc. Obviously I won't be quite as good, but the point I'm getting at is that it's not going to be like those choppy gif animations or something.
Feb 24, 2013This may be a bit of a stretch but it would be nice and tidy to do things this way, so if it's not too overly complicated I'd like to try it.Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
Basically, I have this emulator, Dolphin, and you have to open it and then select from a list of roms (or isos if that's what I'm supposed to call them) to choose which game you play.
What I'm wondering is, is there any way I can have it "auto-select" which ROM from the list depending on "how" you boot the emulator?
The reason for this is so I can add the individual Gamecube games to my Steam library, and run them directly from there. For example, if I wanted to play Animal Crossing... I could go to Steam and click on it, then it will boot up the emulator and it will auto-select Animal Crossing from the list the emulator provides, and start playing the game. So, rather than booting into the emulator and choosing from the list; it boots as if it were a "normal" game, so I don't have to do anything in between. I was thinking that maybe a batch file might be able to do the trick, but I don't think you can add batch files to your steam library.
I know it's possible to just add the Dolphin emulator multiple times to Steam and then changing the names to each individual rom... then boot from each one depending on what you plan on playing. With that method I would select "Animal Crossing" on Steam, it would bring me to the emulator menu, then I'd have to choose Animal Crossing from the rom list again.
It's not really a "huge deal" for this to happen, as I see that it's a rather minor change. But with the second method I mentioned (adding the Emulator multiple times) it's just not worth having Steam involved at all. And I kind of want to have all of my games neatly organized on Steam in a manner that actually works. If this would end up being more complicated than it's worth, don't bother. I'm really not that desperate for this to work, I just thought it might add some convenience and neatness to my game library.
So in short: I want to be able to boot an emulator from Steam, and have it auto-load the desired rom and start playing rather than me having to choose from the list in the emulator.
Feb 22, 2013pwntpants posted a message on Official Chat Thread XVII - Chatters D'Amour EditionGREATEST THREAD OF ALL TIMEPosted in: General Off Topic
Had me in tears
Feb 20, 2013Posted in: General GamingQuote from MrQuizzles
I like it. As a piece of hardware, it's absolutely delightful. The touchscreen is very comfortable to hold and very intuitive to use.
Yeah, I got to use it once and from what I played, both the "regular remotes" and the touch pad worked out comfortably. Also, a really cool feature I've heard about is being able to play the game solely on the tablet rather than having to use the TV. Is this something that can be done for most games? Or is it less common than I'd expect?
The problem is that right now the game library is lacking. Personally, I'd hold off on getting one until more games come out. I've gotten many hours of enjoyment out of Nintendoland, but there's not much else that appears to be terribly worthwhile at the moment. The future looks pretty good, though.
Yeah that's what I was sort of thinking. May as well wait until there's more games to buy... that way there's more to play and maybe the price will be lower by then. But yeah, there are some games that I'm genuinely excited for, so I'm hoping it will be more worthwhile in the future.
And just as a comparison, what do you think of it compared to the Wii? Because, I kinda had the same attitude going into the Wii... where it would have all these great games and be a good console and yadda yadda... then I got the games, played them for a week or two and got bored rather quickly usually. Something about the Wii never managed to reel me in. (Except Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Those games have yet to disappoint.) Then again, it looks like the Wii U might be more capable hardware-wise for upcoming big titles, which I think was the biggest downfall of the Wii... not being up to par with the other consoles hardware-wise.
Feb 20, 2013How is it? I'm asking people who personally own one and have used it enough to have an actual relevant say in it. The reason I'm asking is because I'm thinking about selling my 360 and Wii so I can get the Wii U. And FYI, I play all of my games on PC now, so that's why I'm selling the 360, I don't use it anymore. Just making that clear so nobody complains about me selling it.Posted in: General Gaming
But I mean, is it a good console, in your opinion? I feel like I'm slightly biased against it because it has "Wii" in the title, but from what I've seen and played, it's not really the same experience as a Wii. On top of that, I've seen several titles on the Wii U that I am genuinely looking forward to. (Zelda, Mario Bros, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Monster Hunter, possibly Star Fox, etc.) So that's another factor playing into me wanting it. But again, I'm still not quite so confident in it.. I feel like it might end up collecting dust again like the Wii. Or, it could be like the N64 of this gen. I dunno.
So yeah, leave your opinions on the Wii U here and maybe mention whether you think it's worth the purchase or not. I am a fan of Nintendo games, but I know the Wii was kind of a flop so I'm a bit iffy on it.
Feb 19, 2013pwntpants posted a message on Sony Vegas renders certain game footage worse than others.Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
Possible, but hard to say. Only way to tell is to try rendering.
Alright, well I re-rendered one of the videos I was having trouble with to mp4 instead of wmv. And it seemed to have resolved the issue. I don't know if this will always be the fix, but it did the trick this time.
It does at least mean that all of these issues stem from one thing.
What that is I can't say right now, but it is definitely one thing causing all of this.
For some reason I read that as if you were a tense cop on a homicide case and just found another piece of evidence.
I don't know who's responsible for the murders... but I do know one thing. They were all committed by the same person.
Feb 18, 2013pwntpants posted a message on Sony Vegas renders certain game footage worse than others.Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
If both DXTory and Fraps cause the issue I can't really say. Maybe reinstalling vegas and re/uninstalling any codec packs might work. If that still doesn't work...... updating GPU drivers maybe? Both depend on them to record.
Well, when I got my new harddrive, I had to do a clean install of windows. So I basically reinstalled everything, including codecs, Vegas, drivers, etc. so everything should be dandy there. However, I don't think I've used Fraps for any of these games since I reinstalled everything, so maybe the issue is fixed now for Fraps, I'll have to check.
If you mean re-encoding the footage you already have for a vegas-friendly format, this should be possible to do with another program. And there is a chance when you re-encode it this way that the errors won't show up in vegas.
Things like windows live movie maker, virtualdub or another video converter.
Alright I may give this a shot and see what comes up.
Also, for Vegas, is it possible that rendering to certain formats is an issue? Or do you think it wouldn't really make a difference whether I did mp4, wmv, etc.?
Oh and, I'd also like to note that most of the time, these issues did not occur right off the bat. So, with CS:GO and Just Cause 2, they originally worked perfectly fine with rendering... but then after some time and more renders, it started acting up more and more like this. I'm not sure if this info really changes anything previously said, but I thought it might be something to mention.
EDIT: I also have a partially off-topic question, but do you know of a good way to record the Binding of Isaac? Dxtory and Fraps don't pick it up. But you can record the whole screen and crop it down if you use Fraps, which is what I've been doing. The problem is, this causes some graphical glitchiness and lag spikes (during the recording, not render-wise). I have tried the Camtasia trial and it seemed even worse. I've been looking up how to get this recorded adequately but I can never find any information on it.
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