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Really distasteful experience
kingnoob
Member #18,984
January 2021

I make an exe available just in case someone might like to see a new game figuring most people have the DLL's and font handy.

NO WE ARE TOO BUSY

NO SCREENSHOT WE ARN"T GOING TO DOWNLOAD IT

I ask a simple question, 'does something like this exist?'

YOU HAVE TO THINK OUT OF THE BOX AND DO WHAT I TELL YOU

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CONTINUED TO WOK AND GOT IT WORKING, WHAT AM I DOING THEN

I try to get along and do some compromising.

THINGS DON"T WORK THAT WAY, YOU EITHER DO IT OUR WAY OR YOU CONTINUE DOING IT YOUR WAY

amarillion
Member #940
January 2001
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I'm sorry you feel that way. Honestly, I'm really trying to answer your questions, not to attack you.

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GullRaDriel
Member #3,861
September 2003
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Everyone has felt like this at some point.
My advice: get over it. People here are somewhat grumpy, but they're also pretty helpful. Do not hesitate and post. Do not take it for you when they're grumpy, and keep asking :-)

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
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LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
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You're right. Your behaviour here has been pretty distasteful.

Nobody here has any reason to try to help you, yet still they've been trying to. Then you turn around and act like a spoiled child because things aren't working the way you want them to.

Try coming back when you've grown up.

Do not take it for you when they're grumpy

Except that nobody posted anything that could be considered grumpy. He's just being petulant.

GullRaDriel
Member #3,861
September 2003
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You're being picky Lenny ;-D

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
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You're being picky Lenny

I've just worked 12 hours in a row doing customer service where I've had to be nice and polite to rude, entitled people. I'm not going to be nice now if I don't have to.

GullRaDriel
Member #3,861
September 2003
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I understand. I also have to make user support sometimes and some of them are a pain.
Have a good day buddy :-)

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

Matthew Leverton
Supreme Loser
January 1999
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You probably would even get a better response by posting the source code. Putting things on GitHub is a great way to do that. For example, I don't even run Windows, and even if I did I wouldn't really want to run an executable file just based on an anonymous person's word.

The two most common reasons people don't post source code to their games, other than they didn't think about it, are:

  • I'm embarrassed. Guess what? Nobody cares. The reality is almost nobody is going to even bother taking a close look. Even then, the best way to learn is to show people your code and let them point out better ways to do things.


  • Somebody will steal it. Guess what? It's not good enough to be stolen. And even if they do steal a clever portion of it, then you should be proud & happy that something you did was useful.

(This advice is with regard to getting people to run games you make.)

DanielH
Member #934
January 2001
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I didn't mean any harm asking for a screenshot. It's just a friendly suggestion. As Matthew stated, many people are reluctant to run some random person's executables.

I fall in the first part. In the beginning, I was hesitant to post any code. I didn't want to be made fun of.

I got over that. Now I don't care if they make fun of me. It's a learning process and you will get better over time.

You should see some of my ugly code. Most variables were 1 letter. Until I used them up then they became 2 letters long. :D

kingnoob
Member #18,984
January 2021

Who am I? My name is Michael Sherwin. In January of 2006 I released RomiChess open source with Reinforcement Learning. RomiChess was the first successful learning chess engine that actually gained playing strength the more games it played. About six years later DeepMind included RL in a Go engine and then a chess engine called AlphaZero. Then DeepMind was sold to Google for half a billion dollars. Then a variation of the DM AI was named AlphaFold. AlphaFold helped produce the Cov-19 vaccine in record time. Also in 2006 I suggested that Intel/AMD make new instructions that gather bits under a mask to the lower order bits. And another to expand them back out. They did about three years later which is the development time from concept to production. If one has a modern processor they have those instructions. Another invention of mine that one is probably not aware of yet is using split indexes to point to supersets of data that when and together gives the correct data. Imagine the difference in storage requirements if using two 16 bit indexes to retrieve data rather than one 32 bit index. There was a fourth invention but for some reason it isn't coming to me right now. The world is a far different place because of what I have done and I gave it away all free. I have not made a penny off of any of it.

Maybe someone will do me a favor and try my game?

jmasterx
Member #11,410
October 2009

You might be a brilliant inventor, developer, and problem solver, but man do you come across as a self entitled dick :P

You really seem to lack interpersonal skills.

That wasn't who you are, that was a highlight of your personal accomplishments.

Who am I? I made a Gui api in 2011 that was used in a game you might have played that sold, oh I don't know, several million copies? It goes by the name Factorio. This gui api was also used in my open source Spades game, which, by the way had some of the best visuals in any Spades game. I worked 4 years on that game, and 1 year on that gui api, and supported it for years. The world is a far different place because of what I have done and I gave it away all free. I have not made a penny off of any of it.

Maybe someone will do me a favor and compile and try my open source spades game? >:(

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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DanielH said:

Most variables were 1 letter.

Sure, I do that sometimes, too, for brevity, I, ...

DanielH said:

Until I used them up then they became 2 letters long. :D

Nope, you're doing it wrong. :-X:o>:(:P

Dizzy Egg
Member #10,824
March 2009
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Who am I? Well, after throwing your toys out of the pram, I’m not sure I care.

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kingnoob
Member #18,984
January 2021

"You might be a brilliant inventor, developer, and problem solver, but man do you come across as a self entitled dick :P

You really seem to lack interpersonal skills.

That wasn't who you are, that was a highlight of your personal accomplishments.

Who am I? I made a Gui api in 2011 that was used in a game you might have played that sold, oh I don't know, several million copies? It goes by the name Factorio. This gui api was also used in my open source Spades game, which, by the way had some of the best visuals in any Spades game. I worked 4 years on that game, and 1 year on that gui api, and supported it for years. The world is a far different place because of what I have done and I gave it away all free. I have not made a penny off of any of it.

Maybe someone will do me a favor and compile and try my open source spades game? >:("

Sorry, never heard of any of that! And sorry again if I made you feel inadequate that you had to go through all that. Maybe you should seek professional counseling. If you want me to be a dick I'll be a dick. And I'll be a bigger dick than what you have ... to dish out. :)

No, all I did was ask a simple question and I started getting dumped on so maybe I did become a little dickish.

And by the way I'm out of here.

ZYZZYVA

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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That's a great story to have in your back pocket when somebody calls you out on the Internet. I'm going to reuse it. Only on text forums. Who the fuck am I? I'm "Michael Sherwin". For all you know you wouldn't have even been born if it wasn't for me. >:(

Mark Oates
Member #1,146
March 2001
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Glad to see allegro.cc is back, baby!! 8-)

Dizzy Egg
Member #10,824
March 2009
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@Mark Oates ;D, proper out loud.

kingnoob, wtaf, something is obviously eating you up, don’t worry you’ll be back, it’ll just take a pragma or a define and you’ll come back to us.

Peace out.

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bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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kingnoob/Michael:

Let me recommend that you take the time to consider a change in attitude that may smooth over your future interactions with humans:

Quote:

Assume the best in others until they prove otherwise.

I believe that this thread is clearly an overreaction to all of us regulars of the site. Whether you're trolling or genuinely upset is irrelevant here. Things are pretty slow around here these days so pushing a troll around is as good as any other activity. But if you're genuinely trying to get help then you're going about it all wrong.

You shouldn't assume your "fame" precedes you. It doesn't. I had to Google you, and it wasn't even easy to do. You're famous in a chess "subculture" perhaps. Wikipedia doesn't even seem to know who you are, and I think that's the lowest bar there is for fame. :P

Your claims are unsubstantiated, but also irrelevant. The advice you've been given was correct, and the best advice that you could have been given. That you didn't appreciate it doesn't matter.

Most of us are middle-aged or older around here. Most of us even managed to get real lives. :o They take up a lot of time though. I don't recommend them. In any case, many of us don't even have Allegro installed anymore. We're too busy to do this niche of hobby programming at this point in our lives. At least, that's my reasoning. Everybody will have their own reasoning. I installed Allegro for KrampusHack2020 in December, but before that it was probably at least a year since I had installed it.

Giving me an executable without dependencies is a chore at best. I wouldn't even go to that much trouble for free porn unless I knew it was going to be worth it first. :P It's likely that your game actually depends on a specific build of Allegro and a compatible runtime from the toolchain. Rather than making every one of your users go to the trouble of figuring out what they need, locating it, installing it, and setting up a runtime environment to actually run your game, wouldn't it make a whole fucking lot more sense for you to just include that in your distribution yourself?

I am also very wary of executing binary code from untrusted sources. I don't know you. I don't trust you. I'm not just going to run your code without either building it myself from source or at least a well established public image to ruin in the event of abuse, etc. I've gotten to know people from this community for more than a decade and many of them I still think twice before running their binaries. :P

If that's too much trouble for you then great. Go fuck off and don't bother. ???

If you want to start over, that's still possible. But if you are sincere in the future I suggest assuming the best of intentions of strangers until they prove otherwise. Don't assume that people are being abusive just because they're critical of your work. Assume that they know what they're talking about (why else would you want their attention?) and they know how to help you help them help you. That's ultimately what this community is about. Helping each other succeed.

kingnoob
Member #18,984
January 2021

All of you "attackers" said all types of blanket statements without once quoting anything from any of the post. You gave no evidence whatsoever for your opinions. You just took an opportunity to open your loud abusive vitriolic mouths to gang up on someone. This is the most unfriendly board I have ever experienced. Good bye and good riddance!

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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Dizzy Egg
Member #10,824
March 2009
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We can only do what we can.

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Kevin Adrian
Member #7,087
April 2006
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In the beginning I also asked questions here which some of the other members answered with links to 'let me google that for you', for example. I simply ignore those things especially because most of the other members here gave me competent and helpful hints and advices.

But some people are just too sniveling, I suppose. ::)

My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the utterance from my heart will give understanding. (Psalm 49:3)

GullRaDriel
Member #3,861
September 2003
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I loved to battle everyday with people and get my problems solved anyway.

I miss the old snipers.

>:(

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

Polybios
Member #12,293
October 2010

Reading this thread has been a distasteful experience indeed, the title did not over-promise. ;D

Peter Hull
Member #1,136
March 2001

That was rather unedifying. Everyone was new at some point but they don't usually attract such ire straight away (some have to work up to it - anyone remember Korval?)
Let us not forget that kingnoob's very first post led to changes to Allegro's core initialization code!
(my first post IIRC was something to do with putting together a demo CD of Allegro games. It got about as much enthusiasm as you would expect. Yet here I am, still :-/ )

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