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flying_cucco

Favourite media player

15th March 2010

Foobar2000 for music, VLC for video.

fb2k is awesome, a lightweight core, very customisable with add ons for everything (including ipods)


flying_cucco

Happy Birthday Jay!

25th February 2010

[quote=Jayenkai]I really hope that's sugar/flour, 'cos otherwise it just looks like it's incredibly mouldy![/quote]

Its icing sugar, it just got a bit squished in the photocopier.


flying_cucco

Happy Birthday Jay!

23rd February 2010

Happy birthday!

Here, I've scanned you a cream and jam donut
[imgs]https://socoder.net/uploads/75/donut.JPG[/imgs]


flying_cucco

Website issues

19th February 2010

[quote=mindstorm8191]Spybot runs only as a search application, there's no resident checker of any kind.[/quote]

Not entirely true; Spybot S&D has resident "Teatimer" componant which prevents registry changes etc.


flying_cucco

The forum game! (Modem warning : lots of pics)

18th February 2010

"The MAN who put the MAN in roMANce."

rofl


flying_cucco

The forum game! (Modem warning : lots of pics)

15th February 2010

[imgs]https://socoder.net/uploads/75/F35.JPG[/imgs]

What are the other 4chan Rules?


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

21st January 2010

Your example is correct, but the server did not accept it. Possibly because it couldn't work out the host name?

[code]stream = OpenTCPStream("https://www.travian.com", 80)
WriteLine stream, "GET https://www.travian.com/index.php HTTP/1.0"
WriteLine st*snip*


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

16th January 2010

[url=https://socoder.net/index.php?showcase=13777]blitz web crawler/web server/database[/url] for the same game, lots of examples on interacting with the web.


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

12th January 2010

HTTP is:
[ul][li][b]very[/b] widely used[/li]
[li]supported by lots of software[/li]
[li]easy to learn[/li]
[li]simple to implement[/li]
[li]flexible[/li]
[li]backwards compatible[/li][/ul]

Using free/cheap web hosting could work out much better t*snip*


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

11th January 2010

This is the minimum a server might send (see below), this is just the headers, the output of [i]page.php[/i] would follow.
server->client (2)
[code]HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Set-Cookie: userid=57
Set-Cookie: pagestyle=green[/code]

Cookies are part of the head*snip*


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

11th January 2010

Almost!

With POST there is a special format to encode the data, which I only touched on above. Basically you must put it in the format that could be used for URLs (web addresses).

* It is all on one line with no 'white space'
* Fields are stored as *snip*


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

10th January 2010

[img]https://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/3/35/Cookie-standing.jpg[/img]

{3/3} [b]Cookies[/b]

Cookies are small pieces of information the the server can store with the client. These are often used to track sessions and check that a user i*snip*


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

10th January 2010

{2/3} [b]Doing this from blitz[/b]

Go back to the GET section where we outlined how a browser gets a page, well we are going to do exactly the same!

The command to connect to a server using TCP is [i]OpenTCPStream("url", port)[/i]
[code]tcp_stream =*snip*


flying_cucco

Talking to websites

10th January 2010

Did someone say Inselkampf?! :D

{1/3} [b]working with web servers[/b]

HTTP is all just messages made of lines of human readable text. You (the client) make a request of the server, and the server replies with the infotmation you want.

It is pretty*snip*


flying_cucco

3d games

28th December 2009

Does anyone remember the [i]OMG Dragon[/i]?
[thumb]https://socoder.net/uploads/75/DRAGON_OMG.JPG[/thumb]

[edit] Void RPG is still around! [url]https://www.tiberion.com/[/url][/edit]


flying_cucco

3d games

28th December 2009

Last time I was experimenting with [url=https://socoder.net/index.php?topic=1791]3D modelling[/url]. Now I want to put them to use. The idea I have is of a game where you fly about on dragons and knock or shoot other players off. The brief is "Mount&Blade,*snip*


flying_cucco

Win 98 16 Colours 640 x 480 only

19th December 2009

"Standard VGA" is only 640x480x4. Windows will use this if there is no driver installed.

I think your chip is the Intel 82845G or similar, did you try the Intel website? They have drivers for all their integrated graphics cards there.

[url]https://do*snip*


flying_cucco

After Blitz...

28th November 2009

I hesitantly put forward Cobra. I like it a lot, and the language and engines are very friendly and capable, but the community is very small (and also friendly and capable :)).


flying_cucco

3D modelling

26th November 2009

[quote=Afr0]Modelling isn't actually that hard if you have something to model from[/quote]
References are essential. After a few false starts with drawings, I made a model out of blue tack and photographed it.

[quote=JL235]As an alternative you could a*snip*


flying_cucco

3D modelling

23rd November 2009

Thanks for the comments, it looks like Milkshape is what I'll go with. It's pretty basic, but so much easier to work with.

Here is what I got after a couple of hours (!) trying to deform a bunch of cubes into a dragon in Blender:

[imgs]https://i28.ph*snip*


flying_cucco

3D modelling

23rd November 2009

That price is a [i]little[/i] bit steep considering I want to make some low-poly models of dragons and trees and stuff. I have found some info about Blender (free software) and Milkshape (shareware?), any good? I will take a look there too.


flying_cucco

3D modelling

22nd November 2009

What's a good way for a novice to make 3D models with bones for use in blitz/whatever? Your suggestions for programs/tutorials welcome please.


flying_cucco

100 times faster than BroadBand.

12th September 2009

[url]https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1149[/url]


flying_cucco

#210 - The Boardgame Challenge (again!)

15th July 2009

Yay! I have an idea - I won't give it away, but it involves "wizards" and "quests".


flying_cucco

Exercise!

13th July 2009

I do about 20 miles every day on my push bike (commuting - I don't drive). I don't do it primarily for exercise, but it does keep me fit! I prefer the outdoors to being in a gym.

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