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Geek Culture / Who's still here?

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Robert F
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Posted: 19th Aug 2018 01:07
Hey all,

It's been years since I've posted or even visited this forum. I frequently visited around 2012-2015. Is there any classic users still on? Is this forum still alive like it used to be?
~Fps Creator since 2008~
Phaelax
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Posted: 20th Aug 2018 13:07
Classic users as in DBC? Or just old users? I'm here.
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Green Gandalf
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Posted: 20th Aug 2018 17:15
I'm an even older user and I'm still here.
Phaelax
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Posted: 20th Aug 2018 19:32
That's not what your years of service sasys!
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Robert F
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Posted: 20th Aug 2018 21:29
I had a previous account, that's why I don't have the updated years
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Green Gandalf
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Posted: 20th Aug 2018 21:49
I think Phaelax may have been referring to me ... I was comparing my actual age to his of course .

Phaelax is right about the forum though - he has indeed haunted this wonderful place for far too long. I have no idea why.
Phaelax
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Posted: 21st Aug 2018 12:54
I have no idea why either. I think maybe because this forum has stayed the most consistent over the years. Every other forum I've used in the past has either vanished or just completely faded away. And yes Green, you're an old fart!
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Green Gandalf
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Posted: 22nd Aug 2018 21:16
So, we're agreed then .
KeithC
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Posted: 23rd Aug 2018 16:29
Present....
-Keith
Phaelax
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Posted: 23rd Aug 2018 22:18 Edited at: 23rd Aug 2018 22:18
Present as in



Or "present" as in Tim-othy?

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Ortu
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Posted: 24th Aug 2018 03:55
I still check in, though I've been quiet of late
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Seppuku Arts
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Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Posted: 24th Aug 2018 20:04
I still hang about, I am like a bad infection, I never leave.

Quote: "I still check in, though I've been quiet of late"


Let's make some noise. Share a few beers, yell at things, that sort of things.


Quote: "That's not what your years of service sasys!"


Did you not hear? It was Green Gandalf's idea to use irrigation as a method of transporting water and helped revolutionise Mesopotamian society. The man is a genius.
Phaelax
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Posted: 25th Aug 2018 05:18
And here I thought that was the White Gandalf
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The Once and Future Herakles
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Posted: 25th Aug 2018 08:08
Well, I'm not dead yet. So there's that.

I had to make a new account, but I assure you I'm still the same old Lord Herakles the Great, or whatever I called my original account. Can't remember exactly. I promise I'm not someone taking over his name as part of a clever scheme to rule the world.

I haven't posted here in forever. I've had other things going on in life. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. You know, life. I remember talking a lot about music back when I posted here semi-regularly. Anybody still here from that time?
Green Gandalf
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Posted: 26th Aug 2018 12:14
Quote: "Did you not hear? It was Green Gandalf's idea to use irrigation as a method of transporting water and helped revolutionise Mesopotamian society. The man is a genius."


I think you have me confused with someone else . This chap possibly:

Quote: "And here I thought that was the White Gandalf"
JoelJ
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Posted: 29th Aug 2018 22:46
I just signed in again just to post here. I haven't logged in for ages but I come around every now and then to see what's going on.

My name was previously "Darwin".
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Maindric
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Posted: 30th Aug 2018 02:04
I just kicked it off again with AppGameKit tier 2 and I see this thread with people I remember reading posts from ages back (looking at you Seppuku Arts and Green Gandalf). In fact, wasn't there a PC giveaway for Green Gandalf? (I had to google after I typed it, https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/144577 yes you were). I remember seeing that looking at your contributions and being in admiration. I owe a lot to my drive to make games from TGC forum and what I learned here, even though all I provided were half efforts and questions.
Seppuku Arts
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Posted: 31st Aug 2018 19:58
Quote: "(looking at you Seppuku Arts and Green Gandalf)"


-stands and tries to look innocent-

Quote: "I owe a lot to my drive to make games from TGC forum and what I learned here, even though all I provided were half efforts and questions. "


Likewise, Dark Basic was my first taste of programming and I fell in love and folks here helped me further along that path and put up with the naive teenager me. And nowadays after trying to get a job writing didn't work out, programming was an interest I was able to fall back on and I am now a real programmery type person. Which actually works out better, for a start, there's more money in it and a lot more job openings for it.
Robert F
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Posted: 28th Sep 2018 01:22
My game making, model making, and everything development wise stemmed from FPS Creator. This forum brought me so much interest and new ideas.

When are all us old timers going to join together and make a great game!?
~Fps Creator since 2008~
Phaelax
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2018 14:01
Quote: "When are all us old timers going to join together and make a great game!?"


Probably after we're all in a retirement home and have the free time.
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Mnemonix
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2018 15:20
Quote: "Probably after we're all in a retirement home and have the free time."


Could you imagine the level of arguing in such a conquest amongst oldbies. It would be fascinating.
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Phaelax
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2018 18:07
NURSE! Wheel my wrinkled butt over to the lan party and get me a bag of cheetos!
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spooky
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Posted: 4th Oct 2018 16:23
Thought I'd pop in and say hello as it's been a while.

I still can't resist browsing this forum every day or so even though I've not used DBP for years. I still have plans to finish my entry for the 2005 puzzle competition that I started but never finished!

Can't believe my account still works although it did not recognise my password so had to reset that.

I too am an old'ish fart who only has one more year until the big 50 comes around.
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Mnemonix
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Posted: 5th Oct 2018 00:00
Hey spooky I remember you! OLDBIES UNITE
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Green Gandalf
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Posted: 7th Oct 2018 22:04
Quote: "Hey spooky I remember you! OLDBIES UNITE"


Hi Mnemonix and Spooky, I remember both of you as well.
Antidote
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Location: San Francisco, CA
Posted: 12th Oct 2018 15:40
Feeling sentimental and missing this place. I honestly don't know if I'll ever fully appreciate how important this community was for me.
LBFN
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Posted: 16th Oct 2018 03:27
I'm still around and check in from time to time. I decided not to make the transition to AppGameKit and still make games with DB Pro.



So many games to code.....so little time.
Chris Ritchie
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Posted: 22nd Oct 2018 08:26
Thought i would chime in and say hi , I am still around and still working on a project in dark basic pro. Good to see all the old names here.

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SpecTre
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Posted: 23rd Oct 2018 00:57
Well I am still around and developing now with AppGameKit 2 in tier 2. Also an oldie with a few years left to the big 5 0 !
@spooky, nice to see you still around. Not sure if you remember but you helped me with a DBP kids app called Colour Splash with the fill routine along with IanM
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Posted: 10th Nov 2018 10:14 Edited at: 10th Nov 2018 10:14
It's been so long since I've posted here with any regularity, but I still check in and see what's been posted every month or so! For somewhere around 6 or 7 years, the first tab in Chrome was always the Geek Culture board. I can't believe it's been 8 years since I joined
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jeffhuys
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Posted: 11th Nov 2018 13:19 Edited at: 11th Nov 2018 13:20
Looong ago, I was on here a lot. I was really young, as you can probably see from my posts from then (I was around 14 years old around my first post). Had a lot of fun, a really good time creating "games" and just messing around with DBPro. Nowadays, I have a great job in web development, and I have all of you to thank for it. So, thank you all!

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