Daily Archives: September 14, 2022

AD&D Unlimited Adventures: Selling “Mods”…


Date: September 14, 2022

Legally selling content made with this software?…

My understanding of “mods” with these types of games/software, is that they were meant to be created and freely shared among the people who legally own the base game/software. I don’t believe there was ever any intention of allowing individual users to make a financial profit.

I’d not venture this, but one “hair splitter” (provided you were good at scenarios and story telling), is the question whether legal owners of UA could pay you for your time and effort, in creating scenarios and stories for UA. I wouldn’t be shocked if the software copyright owners still tried to force you to stop. In addition, I’m not sure how large that market would be.

I’d not treat UA like RPG/Game Maker software, however.

Personally, I’ve only ever intended on playing UA content made available for free, and I kind of see paying more money as contrary to the base spirit of the software. One of the biggest draws of this type of software, is that you get to play a lot of additional content for free.

The quality may be a mixed bag, but the whole concept revolved around hobbyists being able to create and share, and having a theoretically “endless” supply of new content to play.

(I mean no shade towards anyone in what follows. It’s just that with software of this nature, created for the hobbyist, I feel the sentiment is pertinent.)

Seems a lot of people these days want to turn these things into money making ventures. What’s depressing about this, is that we already live in a world with too much content for anyone to play in a lifetime. Not to get philosophical or depressive, I just really miss the days when getting video games was simple, the options were clear and professionally complete. It wasn’t all about endlessly sucking money out of peoples pockets. Or more darkly, exploiting the addictive nature of in game purchases, service subscriptions and endless DLC expansions.

There’s a lot of great/good games out there, but I’m not the biggest fan of where the video game industry has evolved to. I couldn’t imagine trying to credibly make money in the modern video game industry. And I wish more people were involved on a hobby level, for the mere joy of the experience and craft.

I have several pieces of software for making and editing games. I guarantee everyone, if I ever stumble into making a coherent end product, it will be released absolutely free to all.

…Whether or not anyone actually wants to play it?…Well…that’s their bit of insanity to work out. 😉


Biden Gives Speech On Ultra MAGA…


Date: September 14, 2022

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“President Biden recently gave a speech about the dangers of extremism in our country right now. He called out Ultra MAGA specifically but specified he wasn’t talking about all or even most republicans. Naturally, the Ultra MAGA crew lost their minds reacting to this speech.”

I’d take issue with a thing or two he [telltale fireside chat] is saying here…in fact, there are a few deep divides between us, which sometimes makes me hesitant to share his content…But I like the way he is staying on the troubling issue of MAGA unhinged extremists.

Mo Lyin’ made various gaffs in that speech…and it was disastrous, in a few regards…

…It’s also an insane notion, that democrats are good, while republicans are bad…when they’re virtually the same party, in real world practice…They’re both extremely bad.

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Building a Custom iPod Video!…

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Date: September 14, 2022

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“You might be familiar with the amazing modding scene around retro game consoles. Turns out, there’s a similar cottage industry for classic iPods…and this time, we’ll explore some of what it has to offer.

Sources and Links:
Elite Obsolete Electronics: https://eoe.works
iFlash CF and SD adapter photos: https://www.iflash.xyz
iPod mSATA photo: https://www.alphr.com/audio/1001325/how-to-revive-your-old-ipod-classic-with-an-ssd
3000mAh battery photo: https://www.reddit.com/r/IpodClassic/comments/fyw1kl/will_iflash_quad_and_3000mah_battery_fit_without
iPod storage limits by model chart: https://www.iflash.xyz/store/iflash-compatibility/

00:00 – Introduction
00:26 – iPod problems
02:54 – I bought some parts
06:00 – Take apart
09:33 – Removing the front panel
12:04 – Clickwheel replacement
14:50 – Front panel installation and problems
18:54 – Removing the battery and headphone jack
21:18 – Back panel installation
22:05 – Flash storage options
25:42 – Battery considerations
28:36 – Does it work?
28:59 – Plastic wrap ASMR
29:18 – I talk too much, sorry :-(“

I was exploring doing this exact thing [the flash cards replacing the hard drive] years ago, with my gen 7 iPod.

I never got to the point of buying the parts, though…and I damaged the iPod pretty bad, in the process of getting it open. I’d still love to revive the thing…but, it’s like one of my old PCs at this point…It’s simply not worth the cost, nor the risk given my own accident proneness…I might break something more, or stab myself with a screwdriver.

I’m thrilled to find this video…My gen 7 had a 160 GB hard drive in it…and I miss that stupid thing…I still have the stereo system where it used to dock.

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