Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A self-proclaimed artist's blog

Yeah, just thought I should promote her a bit. My sister just started a new tumblr to show around all the drawings she does; you have no idea how many of them actually are! This was needed, really. I don't know for how long she will actually keep updating it, though. If you have seen my sis' drawings (in the osu! fanart thread for example), you might be interested.

You can check it out here. It was just started yesterday so of course there's not much.

I do hope she starts getting some more presence over here.

I am going to get cut!!

Even though I've enjoyed this whole year up to some extent, the time for me to get busy is nearing. Oh yes, it's nearing. It's going to be satisfying to feel useful after being useless for so much time. Besides that, this time I think I'm going to get cut by the end of this month, so I will start to have some offline fun.

Even then, I have a full warehouse of anime episodes I have left to watch so I'm going to be fine (plus I will finally be able to catch up in OP!). It's still going to get boring after some time though, without being able to play TF2 for example.

Speaking of which, I've been spending way too much time on TF2, now that it's free to play. I like to be productive but oooh, it's just too addictive! The fun I couldn't have, all these years came for free! I am not going to mention my poor performance (as in, both my computer with low framerate and how much I suck) though.

I guess that's it for the update, let's see what happens from now on.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I finally found MazeMaker.

ALL THESE YEARS. I've been trying to find this stinkin program for nostalgia and awesomeness, but it was pretty hard. Just considering the game in itself doesn't seem to have any real webpage, let alone a company (even though the guy that created this wanted you to pay $15 by, you know, the traditional mail method), I was pretty lucky. I guess I should share it here.

MazeMaker is -guess what- a maze game. It has the capability of generating custom mazes by specifying width, height, and other parameters, and it automatically generates a maze specific to a day called 'Maze of the Day' (and I think there are more like 'maze of the month' and 'maze of the year', not sure how to select them though). It can be controlled by the cursor and by the keyboard, the cursor leaves breadcrumbs, and it won't let you pass through a wall (making a kinda funny effect with the mouse). It has a very simple interface, with a purple background and yellow-ish paths (strange though, I remember the background green!).

Probably the scariest feature of this one are the floors. Even though you can still play good ol' single floor mazes, most of what is auto generated has at least two floors.
Floors are basically that. There are arrows scattered over all paths, and if you click one, you can go either one floor up or down, depending if the arrow is pointing up or down. The other floors obviously have more paths, and it becomes another element of puzzle entirely. It can become pretty hard with four floors or above (I'm having a hard time with two floors only!).

The software is 'shareware' and a trial for three weeks, although, if I remember correctly, the trial is fake, letting you play more 'just because I'm nice'. The program could be updated to not do that anymore though. Also, the program, despite being from 1992, still runs fine in Windows 7, at least for me.

Download link:
I was planning to link to an official download page but there doesn't seem to exist anything like that.

The memories. Oh, how much time I used to spend with this, while listening to my favorite music, using my older-than-ass white computer.

There, now I have to find a cd iso called 101 games, wish me luck.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

This post is your one-stop shop for all your Gens beatmap needs.

Yeah, I was thinking I should do a backup of all my beatmaps, in a place where the stuff is more queueable and bulk-downloadable, and so I thought of doing packs. I know DxS already made a pack about me though, and having most of the songs duplicated in both packs is a little bit... useless. So I went ahead and uploaded every single osz manually to mediafire (including guest difficulties!), and added them as mirror links on each beatmap thread OP. The main purpose it's being a backup though, I just thought adding them as mirrors might be more effective.

Also, I will go ahead and dump all the download links here for handyness.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two new ranked maps!

Yep. I'm glad they're both finally ranked. I still need more and more and more though.

This time, I wasn't as happy with CHEVRON, mainly because I had originally planned to have two difficulties. It's not like I'm unhappy either, the Hard I pulled out isn't that bad. I actually had put all I have in my Normal, maybe that's why.

I Can Do Anything needed to be ranked badly. I also thought inside me the choruses were so tits it hurts. I was happy with it overall, maybe not with Normal or Easy but with Hard I was.

So yeah. My next ranked map will probably be Star Soldier, or at least I hope so. That's the one I'll be pushing for ranking this time. Right now I'll be working on Susumu Hirasawa - Pacific Rim Imitation Network, and then Brief & Trunks - Konbini. Dammit, I still have too many maps to work on!

Mirror links (just in case):
3OH!3 - I Can Do Anything
Susumu Hirasawa - CHEVRON

Also, as a side note, I really should get around to post a full WiP list from me, so people are amazed at how many things I want to map.

Being productive while not being productive.

You know, missing a whole year of study makes you think... specially if you're closed in your house and you have nothing else to entertain yourself other than a computer. Oh yes, that also makes you fat. I haven't become incredibly fat yet though, my belly just grew a bit.

With that, I haven't really reserved time to take care of things like this blog (although I still wonder who reads it) or my osu! profile. Almost all the time though, I try to either catch up on any anime I'm currently watching (that would be One Piece, anime which I saw 22 episodes yesterday), or finish any game I have pending. I also clear my mod queue and polish my maps from time to time, although not as frequently now. Least regularly, I read Photoshop CS5 for dummies when I'm bored and have nothing else to do.
I try to avoid loafing around doing nothing, like surfing the web or rewatching youtube videos. With all this lost time I feel a little guilt, so I'm trying to make up, that's all. I know it will be lost time forever, but at least I'm enjoying it. :P

For the boring part now, I finished Minish Cap some days ago. Not 100% because I thought I couldn't do that without defeating Vaati first (I mean, what purpose is there in getting the strongest weapon if you're not going to use it?), but I was wrong it seems. Ah, whatever, I still wish that game had a New Game plus option.
It wasn't a bad game, not bad at all. It felt fun for what it's worth, and all that. Capcom's Zeldas are always like this after all~

I am on the CP9 saga in One Piece and, like I told you, have done incredible progress on it these 3 days. To be precise, I am starting Season 8, in episode 264 (I'm not even near half?!). I swear I don't care about the past of people and all those memories, I just want to see how Lucci's ass is kicked, dammit. And I swear that's the most slow progressing anime I've seen.

And last, I am watching Densha Otoko. The Soundtrack is :O. I am tempted to map Twilight now. That, or Mochi Tsuke Ore.
The drama is so low budget it hurts. It's fun though, to see how Yamada messes up everything all the time.

Hm, right now I'm getting ready to upload beatmap packs of my maps (I know DxS, I know), though I still wonder if I should upload something else like anime this time~