Tom 7 Radar: all comments

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13679. DUO@3247 on discord ( – 10 Jan 12:56:50 The Entire Screen of One Game ]
using shift and the =/- + shift "debug" i can make a wierd effect if i just keep zooming in
13678. RJM ( – 18 Dec 2019 21:40:09 2609 * 2^1549069 + 1 ]
so where is the tom7 primegrid team??

i'd join :)
13677. mark ( – 10 Dec 2019 11:30:58 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Noname and Tom I think I know now why my file corrupted but not how.
Now my esp is back up and running I went into the level skirting the issue training to see the speedrun . There was about forty bookmarks to other levels in it that did even give you one move, they was defintely from other levels as some had names I called them.
I dont know how that happened but Ive deleted all wrong bookmarks, I think this must have confused my esp when I ctrl+0 my last level.

Anyhow Thanks once again and nice solves noname .

New level will be a monster...
13676. mark ( – 10 Dec 2019 09:20:14 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Noname thanks you are super, ive got my esp back up and running again
the back up esp numbers you described are exactly the same as mine so that might mean there always that.
Anyhow I tried what you said and it did not work by removing trailing numbers. What i had to do was open up corrupt esp backup file delete all contents and then copy contents from esp-3647 into it.
I opened the file with notepad.
You was right I lost solutions to the last four levels which i should be able to remember two of them being mine.
The good thing was skirting the issue no more was still solved as this took ages to make and solve and deffinately would have been a problem to redo.
I am very grateful for your advice as i was having nightmare time of it yesterday with things to try and do.

Ps Tom7 I have a saved corrupt file if you ever would like a look at it.

Noname THANKS once again....
13675. noname ( – 10 Dec 2019 05:34:02 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Mark, the game should have made some automatic backups of the player file in the escape folder. They should have the filename [name].esp.~[number], where [name] is the name of your player and [number] is some four-digit number. For example, in my escape folder, there are the files noname.esp.~3647, noname.esp.~3638, noname.esp.~3637, and noname.esp.~3636. The largest number should correspond to the most recent backup, so in my case it would be noname.esp.~3647, which is only 2 days old. You just need to remove the trailing part in the filename (.~3647 in my case) to have it restored. Though you probably should back up your player file as well as the automatic backups before you proceed. (Of course, the most recent solutions might be lost, but losing only a few days' progress would be better than losing several years' worth of solutions.)

I do think that even if you get your recent progress restored, it's still a good idea to have Tom 7 have a look at your (probably corrupt) player file, so as to see what happened.
13674. mark ( – 09 Dec 2019 16:57:01 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Tom 7 please help my esp file says -1 error , I was editing a level and the solution dissapeared after no real changes to level so I ctrl 0 for the solution and escape stopped responding. Which happens quite a few times had to shut down escape and start again and error occured.
Reading comments over the years I know this is something you may have come across before.
Is there any chance of sending you esp for you take a look at it would be most appreciated as there is thousands of solutions some really hard.
I have a backup esp but its a few years old with lots missing ,so i can still play this great game.
In your hands and have you an email address i could send it to thanks..
All the best mark.....
13673. mm ( – 04 Dec 2019 18:03:02 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Thank you, Mark, I'm already looking forward to your birthday level! And indeed I've been struggling with that training level: no clue.
13672. Scott F ( – 03 Dec 2019 03:22:27 2609 * 2^1549069 + 1 ]
Congrats on the prime.

Do you ever think about how different your life would've been if you'd won that $100,000 Mersenne prime bounty?
13671. Tom 7 ( – 02 Dec 2019 16:55:58 2609 * 2^1549069 + 1 ]
The new Pokemon Sword for Switch!
It's not an amazing game, but it's cozy for being sick in bed and reminds me of childhood!
13670. Adam ( – 01 Dec 2019 08:40:11 2609 * 2^1549069 + 1 ]
13669. mark ( – 01 Dec 2019 07:12:19 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Hi Dave , nice to here from you. Old country is great well I like it anyhow,as N7 said I had nearly 2 years off due to a suffering PC and room changes in my house. The break served me well came back solved quite a few of the annoying levels . Now im down to under 100 left.
Anyhow good luck to to all and a happy early anniversary to you mm.

Sorry I never noticed the comments earlier.

Ps anyone trying the skirting the issue levels ?
13668. jonas ( – 01 Dec 2019 06:56:36 2609 * 2^1549069 + 1 ]
Playing which Pokémon game?
13667. Tom 7 ( – 30 Nov 2019 21:31:53 30 Weird Chess Algorithms: Elo World ]
Yes, it is possible to get my attention this way! :)

It should be possible to compile standalone stuff like the tournament, test programs, or use the chess players as libraries, without SDL.
If you're trying to compile the whole thing (like the viewer) you will need SDL, which is a common cross-platform graphics library mostly used for games. It should be available on every platform, but probably needs some fiddling. On linux, you can just install something like libsdl1.2-dev, but you probably need to modify the makefile in that case. On windows, I always struggle with libraries so I think the makefile is set up to just reference the object files directly from a a build the SDL source. Sorry that the build is not set up to be user-friendly!

13666. Sky ( – 23 Nov 2019 19:02:56 The adventures of learnfun and playfun, part 2 ]
Just wanted to say thank you for this work and I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with it. You mentioned a new version in the comments, is that something you expect to finish?

Thanks again!
13665. ice cream ( – 20 Nov 2019 21:00:56 30 Weird Chess Algorithms: Elo World ]
oh sorry it's me again I figured out some of the errors
(gee you were right....)

The "SDL.h" and "SDL_main.h" don't seem to exist!
(About line 35 in the viewer.)

Where are they? Where are those files? Help!

(If you want to load the code, get a compiler, and ALSO on the source code page, click "trunk", then "cc-lib", and *download that too!* Very mean.)

Also, can a commenter comment on the newest blog post to get your (tom7's) attention even though it's unrelated?

Arrgh, i'm so close to being halfway done to become kinda finished in loading your script! Almost! It's so amazing that I want to play with it on my computer... aw ugh.

I like how you put the 'ideas' file there. You read those YouTube comments, =)
13664. icecream ( – 18 Nov 2019 22:26:06 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
hey guys, i'm clicking on escape.exe but it doesn't work
a black window pops up and then disappears
13663. mm ( – 18 Nov 2019 07:11:35 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Hi Dave, thank you!
13662. Tom2 ( – 10 Nov 2019 05:56:03 Strawberry Fields Forever ]
That Celeste update was the highlight of my month! I was surprised by how emotional I was at the end, especially since it had been months since I'd seen the characters.

And that tattoo, wow... you must be honored!(?)
13661. N7DOT ( – 22 Oct 2019 18:37:34 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Hey Dave! I'd recently stopped by again to see how things have been going around here to find that mark had come back recently. I've not been able to get back to the game since the short little modding back-and-forth mark and I did recently, thanks to college and other distractions. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to a level idea I've got in the works in the near future.
13660. Dave (2400) ( – 22 Oct 2019 02:04:32 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Have I not been here in awhile! Hi mark, how's life in the old country? Afraid life is not giving me a huge amount of time to play these days. Pass my regards on to mm if you see her. Dave.

13659. ice cream ( – 14 Oct 2019 19:02:30 30 Weird Chess Algorithms: Elo World ]
how does your script thingy work? how do i run it?
13658. Anonymous ( – 05 Oct 2019 17:45:03 30 Weird Chess Algorithms: Elo World ]
* chess piece and video and recommended it to TCEC's fanbase...
13657. Nelson H, aka Cato the Younger_TCEC ( – 05 Oct 2019 17:44:02 30 Weird Chess Algorithms: Elo World ]
Quite by accident, I ran across your chess piece and video to TCEC's fanbase as a rollicking fun ride through bad chess. I was astonished by your dedication in downloading every LiChess file; I thought I must be one of the few lunatics on the planet to do that. Of course, I keep <0.5% of them for opening book purposes and even that many is dubious.
13656. mark ( – 19 Sep 2019 09:06:13 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
I was just about to mention the above so it must be happening for all.
There is no problem playing the game but website does not look as nice.
Wonder if this a quick fix Tom thanks.
13655. long time listener, first time caller ( – 15 Sep 2019 15:33:01 30 Weird Chess Algorithms: Elo World ]
I really enjoyed this latest video. I was wondering how well you could do by "ensembling" different dumb chess players in some way. I guess the simplest way to do this would be similar to the stockfish-random dilution, but with a dilution of an arbitrary selection of different players.

In particular, I wonder if there's any ensemble that performs better than its constituent parts. I don't have a good enough intuition to work out how or why this might be the case (best I can come up with is some kind of hill-climbing analogy?), and well, you have the program to just run it and see so I'm throwing this up here rather than doing anything about it myself.

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