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What games are you playing?

Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 04:24 PM »
At last 4 months I had no time to play games - I had re-organise my business, I finished my freelance coding business and with partners built a programming school. We're teaching application programming languages, web-design (HTML/CSS/JS/PHP), designing robots, using 3D-printers and so on. Also I think about one other, very big and interesting project, but... Till the time, it's a secret.  ;D

Now I have a time again, and I surprisingly found very interesting game. It's a Kerbal Space Program. I'm becomes a crazy fan when it's about space exploration, and KSP takes my heart.
But I must warn you. This game requires some knowledges of rocket science. It's not hard for me, because I'd interested with this since 12 y.o.. But for new people it can be difficult. Also, for those who are experienced rocketeers, this game could be too unrealistic. It calculates some space effects in simplified, incorrectly manner.
I find KSP very hard to get out of space, So instead of normal things I make it do cool loops and such :P (Good thing about the game is that it is fully functioning in ubuntu)
Also I'm taking courses in IT - Data, meaning I will get to know HTML/CSS/JS/PHP/MySQL/Linux/Windows/Android etcetc..
3D printers can print guns, can you do that with the one you have available?? Would be super cool if you could  8)
If you're interested in super cheap games, check out humblebundle.com now and then, they sell tons of games super cheap. I paid 1€ for like 7 games. 1-2 weeks ago they sold mirrors edge BF3 burnout paradise sims 3 etc, for 4.6€ or $ cant remember. I bought the last bundle (weekly) which contained; War of the roses, Warlock - master of the arcane, the showdown effect, Leviathan Warships, Europa Universalis III Dungeonland. It's plenty for so little. If you added like 3€ you'd get 2 other more expensive games. And it all goes to charity or to humblebundle to keep giving cheap games. Also, on sale on steam there's a game called Gnomoria I'd suggest, and Euro Truck Simulator 2 for some relaxation, it's a really chill game.
If anyone wants to add me on Steam; spore_lol_spore, on origin; CenoX5 (Me and my cousin when playing BF3 he calls himself GenoX5, so people mix us up^^)
If anyone wants something hard to beat, or rather stimulating for the brain; Portal, 1 and 2, they're great games.

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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 04:38 AM »
I find KSP very hard to get out of space, So instead of normal things I make it do cool loops and such :P (Good thing about the game is that it is fully functioning in ubuntu)
Also I'm taking courses in IT - Data, meaning I will get to know HTML/CSS/JS/PHP/MySQL/Linux/Windows/Android etcetc..
3D printers can print guns, can you do that with the one you have available?? Would be super cool if you could  8)
If you're interested in super cheap games, check out humblebundle.com now and then, they sell tons of games super cheap. I paid 1€ for like 7 games. 1-2 weeks ago they sold mirrors edge BF3 burnout paradise sims 3 etc, for 4.6€ or $ cant remember. I bought the last bundle (weekly) which contained; War of the roses, Warlock - master of the arcane, the showdown effect, Leviathan Warships, Europa Universalis III Dungeonland. It's plenty for so little. If you added like 3€ you'd get 2 other more expensive games. And it all goes to charity or to humblebundle to keep giving cheap games. Also, on sale on steam there's a game called Gnomoria I'd suggest, and Euro Truck Simulator 2 for some relaxation, it's a really chill game.
If anyone wants to add me on Steam; spore_lol_spore, on origin; CenoX5 (Me and my cousin when playing BF3 he calls himself GenoX5, so people mix us up^^)
If anyone wants something hard to beat, or rather stimulating for the brain; Portal, 1 and 2, they're great games.
Well, KSP is just realistic. You should low your speed before you can dig in athmosphere, and, because of this, you should corretly calculate fuel mass before you start the mission (fuel mass in orbital vessel must be enough to lower its speed in bounds of 1,25-1,5 km/sec. i.e., from 2250m/s to about 1100m/s). Then your vessel will start to loose height and falls on planet via ballistic trajectory.

As for 3D-printers - yes, we can create guns, but this is not a good guns. Well, it's not serious - it's one-timed and very fragile, you can't be trusted in its barrel. Also after a first shot plastic from barrel insides will burned out, you can't shot again.
3D-printers indeed a cool thing, but it's cool for fast-prototyping, or for creating arts, for example, anime action figures.
We can built other guns using a processing machinery, that's much better choice. Gauss-rifle, powered with condensators from PC power blocks, EMP mine, based on tesla coil and cell phone battery,  microwave gun (big reflector+mangetron from big microwave used in shaurma (kebab) fastfood)... Also, classic SMG for 9mm Makarov shell is much better choice than 3D-snotted gun. Or, to be absolutelly correct - we could built, but our lathe was broken two days ago because of one idiot.  :)

I'm not interested in cheap games - I downloading games from torrents, check them, and then buy games if I like it. For example, I did that with WH40k series (except the "SpaceMarine", I not bought it yet), or selected Tomb Raider games (except the last, I don't like how Lara in last TombRaider looks), or Armed Assault (I'm its fan since the first Operation Flashpoint  ;D ) Also, I'll buy KSP when mexican guys will finish it.

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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 06:48 PM »
@Daniil - I am firmly convinced 3-D printers are the thing of the future. This technology is barely in its infancy, and yet I read once that surgeons saved a boy's life by printing a trachea for him. Mark my words - this thing will be as important as the invention of the wheel.

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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2013, 01:00 AM »
Yes, comrade, you're correct. I can agree with you that 3D printers is the future of local production. But there is some restrictions of this technology, which must be noticed:
-3D printers can't be used in a mass production, because of slow production speed (we had calculate speed of creating a box for bycicle electric system, and while printer prints 1 box, matrix press makes about 100 boxes)
-3D printers can't use wide range of materials. Yes, it can print plastic, even metal, but it can't combine. And, for example, car engine parts created from about 5 different metals. So, you can't print it whole thing, you need to assemble it from parts.

The main achivement of 3d printing is creating things directly from 3d models. It's fascinate.

Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 08:51 AM »
Yes, comrade, you're correct. I can agree with you that 3D printers is the future of local production. But there is some restrictions of this technology, which must be noticed:
-3D printers can't be used in a mass production, because of slow production speed (we had calculate speed of creating a box for bycicle electric system, and while printer prints 1 box, matrix press makes about 100 boxes)
-3D printers can't use wide range of materials. Yes, it can print plastic, even metal, but it can't combine. And, for example, car engine parts created from about 5 different metals. So, you can't print it whole thing, you need to assemble it from parts.

The main achivement of 3d printing is creating things directly from 3d models. It's fascinate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZRUpmMIQy8
I watched the whole documentary, you CAN do it, but it will be hard to make a gun shoot many guns. And as said some pieces might not be able to be printed out

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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2013, 04:00 PM »
That's a bit stupid documentary, dear Shadow.
Take a look - they prints only a pistol grip and that lower part where magazine reciever exists. But! As I know, in real M-16 this parts is also made with plastic! All other parts - barrel, springs, gas tube, and other and other - is a "stock" metall parts, created on a generic factory. And of course it can endure only 600 shots. Because of "default" plastic for this parts is much, much stronger than plastic from 3D-printer.
So-o... That "3D printed AR-15" looks like a dumb joke.

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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2013, 05:50 PM »
@Daniil - you keep forgetting that 3-D printer technology is barely in its infancy. Believe this: as time goes by, this technology will improve exponentially and the 3D printer will end up being one of the greatest inventions in history. As a quick analogy, computers built before 1990 did not even have the processing power to play an mp3 song. Technological history is full of similar examples. Wait and see.

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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2013, 03:30 AM »
I don't forget about this, dear humbert. I agree with you that 3-D printer is greatest invention of our days.
I just said, that in case of this AR-15 this was a stupid usage of 3-D printing.
To make good things with it, designer must know strength of materials very well, and he must calculate each printed parts very well (especially how it will resist loads). As I can see in our lab, many guys who use our printer, printed very fragile details. For example, last week they printed propeller for boat motor. Propeler looked very good, very simple and effective... But... Two days ago they comes back to us, and showed remains of propeller. The blades was cut out by incoming water flow. There's also a marks of cavitation effect on a rests of blades. I took a look - that's all was expectable, because this students made blades for plastic propeller like for a steel one - very thin at a root. Plastic blades must be much wider at a root, almost as wide as propeller hub.
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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2013, 09:52 PM »
@Daniil - you are absolutely correct that anything made by a 3-D printers must be done correctly and with all important details taken into account. I also strongly agree that at this point in time the technology is not perfected, and the proper "inks" and ways to use them don't exist just yet. Believe this: this situation will change, and much faster than people anticipate. Just to give you an idea, I read that Windows 8.1 will now support 3-D printers. This opens the door to all these scientists and engineers to begin creating better ways, and this technology will rival the wheel in its benefits to humanity.

If you could travel back in time only 5 years and told somebody that printing a gun in your home would soon become possible, would they have believed you?

Did you know that a year before Viagra was accidentally discovered, the best scientific minds truly believed that creating such a drug was not even possible?

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Re: What games are you playing?
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2013, 01:07 AM »
@humbert: Yes, shure. If Windows began to supporting 3D-printers "by default", it would be greatest Widnows doing ever.
I want to print new handle for my air pistol on 3D-printer. BTW, 3D-printers doesn't use simple 3D-models, like you can create in 3DMax, for example. It uses formats for solid-body modelling, for example, .stl.