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13470. Anonymous ( – 01 Sep 10:17:23 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Ah, fair enough. Thanks!
13469. Tom 7 ( – 01 Sep 00:08:14 Parallelepiped ]
otto: done! (well, some of them)

jonas: Just because I've made very little progress since the last updates. I have still been running (even keeping up the every-day streak mentioned in this post) and putting in a lot of miles, but due to time constraints of having a full time job and other stuff, have fallen out of the habit of going on really long runs to explore the city. Apparently there's someone trying to walk all the streets in Pittsburgh now, so that should be some motivation for me to finish before she does!
13468. Tom 7 ( – 01 Sep 00:06:32 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
There's not really any hope for superhuge levels, since this would open the possibility of DOSing my server and other player's computers, I think. (Though I guess that would "only" be a few gigabytes in RAM.) I'm a fan of the epic embeddings, but the primary purpose of Escape is human-solvable puzzles, and I don't think that levels that big would ever really be fair. The game is open source, though, so feel free to change some constants for your own private tinkering! I think the level encoding would work without changes up to about 2^31.

Zoom is already there; I think it's the square bracket keys. Should work while playing or editing.

The game should compile fine on linux with SDL, so that would be the way to get it running on Raspberry Pi. I don't know anything about the video and input situation there, though.
13467. Anonymous ( – 31 Aug 11:50:14 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Also, can we get a Raspberry Pi build?
13466. Anonymous ( – 30 Aug 18:10:29 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Can you add chunks (for RAM reasons) and bigger levels (say, 16384x16384), as well as a zoom function? I wanna build a SHA-3 on this thing. :P
13465. Tom 7 ( – 30 Aug 17:48:05 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
I think you're basically on the IRC channel right now :)
13464. Anonymous ( – 30 Aug 17:45:17 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Do you know of the freenode IRC channel for this game?
13463. jonas ( – 24 Aug 12:52:32 Parallelepiped ]
Tom, why do you never give us an update about the Pac Tom project?
13462. Anonymous ( – 20 Aug 13:40:22 #screenshotsaturday ]
13461. Anonymous ( – 19 Aug 09:32:54 SIGBOVIK 2017: ABC ]
Just read the paper, this is really an impressive achievement. Played around with typable code under DOS a few times myself, but self-modifying (bootstrap->hex decoder->base64 decoder).

One thing you got wrong from the Intel manual: the interrupt flag is only cleared when an external interrupt occurs, not on exceptions like invalid opcode. And I found a way to call DOS, see here:

Not executing *any* non-typable code (even code you didn't write yourself) is so much purer of course :)
13458. Otto ( – 03 Aug 00:09:20 Parallelepiped ]
finish those songs!
13404. Tom 7 ( – 01 Aug 17:31:38 Parallelepiped ]
WOOD try this again, heh heh heh
13403. calendar ( – 31 Jul 07:15:40 #screenshotsaturday ]
You should post within half a day.
13402. Anonymous ( – 13 Jul 22:40:20 #screenshotsaturday ]
13401. debiatan ( – 01 Jul 01:51:39 #screenshotsaturday ]
My guess is Jakobsen-style Verlet integrator and character morphing.
13400. Tom 7 ( – 24 Jun 08:20:44 New applications of paint ]
Thanks Harley :)
13399. Harley ( – 23 Jun 22:06:03 New applications of paint ]
Hi! This has nothing to do with your blog, I just wanted to say I love your fonts and thank you for posting them free to use! They are great and so are you!!
13398. Kirima ( – 22 Jun 08:50:18 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Me too, I guess it must had been an issue with my WLAN.
13397. Tom 7 ( – 21 Jun 18:36:21 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Oh, glad it's mysteriously fixed :)
13396. Kirima ( – 19 Jun 06:03:03 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
It works again, thank's anyway.
13395. Kirima ( – 17 Jun 15:25:56 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
I did post this last comment!
13394. Anonymous ( – 17 Jun 15:25:19 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
I finally solved Marc's last level, but I can't download his solution? I think that it doesn't work on other levels, too, but I'm not sure. (OS X Sierra)
13393. graue ( – 11 Jun 01:18:16 New applications of paint ]
Nice cabinet! Damn, I too have a bag of clothes on my bedroom floor, but since I've not been painting or sanding down any rusted metal cabinets either, I have no excuse.
13392. Anonymous ( – 03 Jun 11:19:55 BAD SAT SCORES ]
I have a sat score of 1050 ( new sat) , I gpa of 4 out of 5 . I had a perfect 5 through year 12 ,11,and 10 but had a 4 throughout the three years in english , I got a 7.5 out of 9 in ielts . But the thing is the school I applied to needs 1100 . I have surpassed all the requirements but sat . But university of Houston won't still take me ( I think ) . I am really sad because I am graduating this year and this means I have to sit home one more year . What do I do
13389. Tom 7 ( – 31 May 17:58:26 Category: Backdraft ]
Ha, thank you for the reminder. I wish I had more interesting stuff to share, but I have only myself to blame!

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