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The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 19 Jan 2018, 19:48 »
Happy Birthday, Francisco! And belated birthday greetings to Mark and Duals! ;-D

The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 26 Dec 2017, 22:47 »
Happy Birthday, Babar! \o/

You'd be depriving yourself of a huge audience if you make your games steam-only.  :sad:

I'm no Steam apologist (and I do consider Steam DRM), but I would argue that the potential audience loss versus the potential audience exposure would entirely negate (perhaps many times over) the benefits of not using Steam. Like it or not, and I myself lean towards the not, Steam is the only realistic choice when it comes to commercial PC games. But by all means try and go through GOG and other DRM-free options, as well as using Steam, for those who wish to purchase games in this manner.

Wanting to provide a DRM-free option doesn't have to mean avoiding Steam altogether.

See title!

I just wanted to wish the community as a whole a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday this yuletide season, regardless of religious beliefs, or lack thereof, and best wishes to you and yours. For those of you celebrating with family, remember how lucky you are. For those of you who may find themselves alone, remember that you always have friends in this community and that we're thinking of you.

Now if you'll excuse me, this cheese has become too unwieldy to ignore and I, and it, must away!

Happy Holidays! ;D

The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 25 Dec 2017, 03:43 »
Happy birthday, Jesus!

I may not believe in your dad, but you seemed like a cool dude.

Still Life is set (partly?) at Christmas, but that's the only one I can think of.

Yeah, I couldn't for the life of me remember if Still Life featured Christmas or just snow. I almost posted Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) for that very reason. Upon checking, I discovered I was wrong; Fahrenheit has a snowy opening, but it takes place in January.

The search continues!

Are there any commercial games set at Christmas?

Not an adventure, but I find "Parasite Eve" on the PSOne to be very Christmas-y; Snow, Christmas trees, and copious amounts of body horror.

I can't think of any commercial adventures set at Christmas, though I have vague memories of some existing. Or maybe I'm just thinking of games with a lot of snow in them (Syberia II, for example).

General Discussion / Re: The beer thread
« on: 22 Dec 2017, 22:26 »
Reviews aren't great, but I'm quite partial to it. Kind of sweet, a little malty, and devoid of that unpleasant yeasty taste I get from most beers.

Beginners' Technical Questions / Re: Max Wait...() length
« on: 22 Nov 2017, 23:55 »
Layman question: Is there some technical reason/limitation as to why a wait/waitkey/waitmousekey command has to have a timer attached?

The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 13 Nov 2017, 19:36 »
Have a happy one, Snarky! :D

^Cool pic. What's in the pot?

Thank you. The pot is full of nuts and small, plastic bones. Unfortunately, they seem to resemble chicken drumsticks in the photo, but...hey ho.


Hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

You're welcome. :)

And with that, we are done!

I hope everybody got something that they wanted. I'm closing the thread a little later than I had planned, due to some Halloween shenanigans (I'm a little drunk at the mo)...but, so it goes.

I also hope everyone had a fun Halloween!

If you missed out, don't worry, Christmas is just around the corner.

Until then...Fish out!

Holy crap! Do you buy every single bundle or something! :shocked:

Most of them, especially Humble Bundles. And I'm a Humble Monthly subscriber. There's around four or five other reputable bundle sites currently in operation, so that's a lot of potential purchases.

Also, while most people would be happy to just fill up their steam account, you'd rather give away the games that you don't want.

While I wish I could say "Why, yes! It's a totally selfless endeavor! Huzzah for me!", the truth is that I do already own a large number of the games that I give away. In the past, I'd just bung every key I got into Steam for the hell of it, which is why my account is such a hideous nonsense beast of cyclopian proportions.

But thank you for your kind words. :)

Can I ask how come you have all these Steam keys, LimpingFish? I assume (hope!) you haven't spent hundreds of bucks for this giveaway. Very cool of you, in any case.

I buy a lot of bundles. When you've been buying them for long enough, you get to the point where you're buying bundles to get one or two games that you want, out of maybe eight or ten, because it still works out way cheaper than buying those games separately.

And I've been buying bundles for a long time. (laugh)

Windows says the latest .txt file where I keep spare keys was created in July of 2015. And it just took me over thirty spins of the mouse wheel to scroll to the bottom of it...

Or would that be too greedy?

Yes. Yes it would... what I would say, if I was lying! Consider it yours! ;D

Update: And we are done!

(Insert hilarious introduction blurb here!)


For the next seven days, leading up to Halloween night (23:59 GMT...ON THE DOT!!1), I'll be giving away free games. That's right! I said it! FREE! And not just horror games, although there's plenty of spooky titles if that's your thang!

So, behind the spoiler tags is a list of games. If you notice any that take your fancy, simply post your interest in this thread and I will PM you the corresponding Steam key (within 24hrs)! Titles with a strike-through have been claimed and are no longer available. Make sure to make a note of what people have already asked for, on the off chance a title has been given away but has yet to be updated with a strike-through.


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Small Print: One (1) key per customer, per day. To ensure everybody has a chance to get what they want, try to ask for games that you're sure you want to play. All keys come from reputable sources (mostly Humble Bundle), so there's no need to worry about dodgy key sellers and stuff. All keys should work, though some may be quite old and I may have already given them away and forgotten about it. If a key doesn't work, I'll happily substitute it.

General Discussion / Re: Not secure
« on: 22 Oct 2017, 19:50 »
I get that on a number of websites. Its just a warning from Firefox that you're logging into a website that doesn't use HTTPS security. It's more of an annoyance, than a useful feature.

Or maybe read the board rules, and try again. ;)

Once you've done that, here's an example of the correct way to start a recruitment thread.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 15 Oct 2017, 19:50 »
Happy birthday, cat! ;D

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