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    I don't like VB - it's a silly language :rolleyes:

    Can you make a 3D Space Invaders game?
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    I dunno. I was going to make an RPG. But it's not even in the planning stages yet.
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    I dunno. I was going to make an RPG. But it's not even in the planning stages yet.
    An RPG starring a famous Scottish Hero called Mel Gibson
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    Pah! Maybe I'll put a bloke called shiny in it
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    Yes and I probably get shot at a lot too :rolleyes:
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    Only with arrows. I think I'm going to put lots of magic into it .
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    Are you really making a game?
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    Yes! I've already made part of one in TrueBasic. It's a pure cheese RPG based around my old computing class, called "Revenge of the Vertically Un-Challenged"
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    That's unfair. We only made boring databases and spreadsheets for A-Level :rolleyes:
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    There was a rather good RPG maker a friend forced me to download at one point. I took a look but it all seemed like too much effort ( that is, if you're serious ). I could try and find out what it was called if you want.

    It depends if you're thinking RPG in the zelda/pokemon sense or in the Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis/Sam and Max sense cause there's a large number of - reasonably good - SCUMM editors out there.
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    Oooh yes please. I'm thinking more the Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic kind (although obviously not so complex).
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    Oooh yes please. I'm thinking more the Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic kind (although obviously not so complex).
    Um you realise the manpower, tools and doughnuts which would be required for something of that scale and complexity.

    Basically - how are you on RPG history? - you're talking about something of the complexity of an hour or so of Chrono Trigger. ( Ever played it? BEST. GAME. EVER. - not actually but one is required to use emotive language in these circumstances ).

    The editor is called RPGmaker 2000 but it's site has changed A LOT since I saw it last so there may be another site out there. As well as the editor they have FAQs and some exemplars the better ones of which may provide some entertainment.
    http://www.rpg-maker-downloads.tnrstudios.com/

    This (^) is best for games based around the 'classical' RPG style - levelling up, finding health potions, having simple interactions with world objects and with a top-down isometric ( quasi-isometric ) perspective.

    The other kind which I mentioned was based on the SCUMM engine developed by Lucas Arts in.... uh... the late 80's / early 90's I believe. The best game of it's type is - in my opinion - Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis but there were a hell of a lot of them pumped out by Lucas during this time the best known of which include Under a Steel Sky, King's Quest ( most of the series up to and including IV, Heir Today Gone Tomorrow ), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sam and Max Hit the Road and.... the infamous DAY OF THE TENTACLE ). This is an easy to use and simple to script format which is instantly recogniseable by it's command based interations ( like older text based RPGs ) such as Pull, Push, Open, Give, Talk, Use in a side-on ( cinematic ) environment. I'm not sure when because I'm not an expert on the subject but at some point an extensive online community built up around making and modifying SCUMM games and if you're more interested in telling a story or basing the game around problem solving this may be the way to go.

    Best site I can recommend for examples is The Home of the Underdogs, http://www.the-underdogs.org/ Around 60% of the 'Adventure' games are SCUMM based.
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    I wasn't planning a full scale thing. Just the style, slightly DnD based (wandered around school with my Player's Handbook weighing down my bag ). My old one was text based. I did plan to put some graphics in, but I wanted to get the main coding done first. Which I never did
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    (Original post by Faboba)
    It can't be a truism in the strictest sense; truisms are true. It can't be a falsism either ( it is a word, I assure you ) as it isn't false. How can we judge that the world is or is not fair without any kind of criteria for what constitutes fair?

    The original cliché was as pointless as if it had been "the world does not meet the criteria for fairness which the world does not meet, get used to it!" ( which, incidently, is a truism.

    Most clichés are utterly pointless, it's part of their charm.
    I never said it was a 'Truism'. I said it was ACCEPTED as a truism. Hence, the inverted commas. Take note of them. They could save your life someday

    A philosopher in waiting, huh. Hmmm, a senior civil servant in waiting maybe. You do rather remind me of an online version of Sir Humphrey from Yes Minister.
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    (Original post by bratcat)
    I never said it was a 'Truism'. I said it was ACCEPTED as a truism. Hence, the inverted commas. Take note of them. They could save your life someday

    A philosopher in waiting, huh. Hmmm, a senior civil servant in waiting maybe. You do rather remind me of an online version of Sir Humphrey from Yes Minister.
    Hee hee. Best British comedy writing EVER. You could write for your entire lifetime and never come up with enough good material to form a single episode of it.

    Let's see... what are my favourite Humphreyisms?

    There was a brilliant one in a cabinet meeting where Humphrey was explaining why the minutes to the official meetings existed so that officials could be officially sure of what they said in the meeting because in any meeting of officials the officials with have a different recollection of what they said so the official minutes are kept to settle minute disputes between officials about what the officials said, officially. Or something like that. I wish I had the quote.

    The one I do have is from the sub-committee meeting where Humphrey defends accusations that he and the minister are just batting back and forth between each other ( Humphrey has just claimed that the minister is responisble for administrative policy, while the minister maintained that Humphrey was the chap to speak to because he was in charge of policy administration ).

    "Yes, yes, yes. I do see that there's a real dilemma here. In that, while it has been government policy to regard policy as a responsibility of Ministers and administration as a responsibility of Officials, the questions of administrative policy can cause confusion between the policy of administration and the administration of policy, especially when responsibility for the administration of the policy of administration conflicts, or overlaps with, responsibility for the policy of the administration of policy." ( Not as good without Nigel Hawthorne's delivery but nothing ever could be ).

    I don't know about the civil service but if I'm not good enough to take philosophy on to levels beyond undergraduate and fail to produce anything worth publishing I may try to worm my way into politics via the scottish legal system. Watch this space.
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    Would I be discriminated against (or would it be counter-productive) were I to apply for History (Modern) & Politics and Law at Oxford? I plan to do the same for LSE in regards to International Relations & History and Law.

    I feel that I can prove that I have a passion for both courses.

    In the context of Oxford, is it advisable to apply for two courses? Part of me thinks that admissions tutors may view this as desperation, when really it is anything but - I just cannot decide between History (with an international/political slant) and Law. Everyday I change my mind and yet I feel I could make a good fist of both. :confused:
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    I just cannot decide between History (with an international/political slant) and Law. Everyday I change my mind and yet I feel I could make a good fist of both. :confused:
    say that in your personal statement, and rattle on generally about all the issues that link all the subjects....it'll clear up in their heads why you have applied for two courses. i reckon they will definitely interview you for both, however i doubt they'll give u an offer for both because it would put you at a clear advantage if, say one had a lower offer than the offer- you would end up putting them as firm and insurance
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    In the context of Oxford, is it advisable to apply for two courses?
    You can't apply for two courses at Oxford.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Would I be discriminated against (or would it be counter-productive) were I to apply for History (Modern) & Politics and Law at Oxford? I plan to do the same for LSE in regards to International Relations & History and Law.

    I feel that I can prove that I have a passion for both courses.

    In the context of Oxford, is it advisable to apply for two courses? Part of me thinks that admissions tutors may view this as desperation, when really it is anything but - I just cannot decide between History (with an international/political slant) and Law. Everyday I change my mind and yet I feel I could make a good fist of both. :confused:
    It seems to me you're thinking from the wrong point of view. It's great you could prove you're passionate for both, and that you could make a good fist of both. However, what really matters is which one you really are passionate for. The courses are far from identical; do some careful reearch, and decide what you are really interested in. This will both increase your enjoyment of Oxford if admitted, and improve your chances of admission.

    At the risk of being presumptuous, if you're principally intereted at Law because of the career prospects, don't do it. That approach can lead to disaster.
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    (Original post by H&E)
    It seems to me you're thinking from the wrong point of view. It's great you could prove you're passionate for both, and that you could make a good fist of both. However, what really matters is which one you really are passionate for. The courses are far from identical; do some careful reearch, and decide what you are really interested in. This will both increase your enjoyment of Oxford if admitted, and improve your chances of admission.

    At the risk of being presumptuous, if you're principally intereted at Law because of the career prospects, don't do it. That approach can lead to disaster.
    Thank you for your comments. On this forum I have encountered a reasonable number of instances where people have applied for multiple courses at the LSE and have been made made offers for more than one course. I'm not trying to disregard what you are saying (as I appreciate that you have a decent understanding of the system), but I just would like to know how admissions tutors view such applications at Oxford.

    History and Politics students seem to be thin on the ground, both on UKL and the Waveflex profile database. Are there any on UKL that you can name? Or alternatively, what impression do you get of them at Oxford - do they enjoy the subject/have a large workload/have much freedom in what they can explore?
 
 
 
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