Monday, December 14, 2015

The Grand Theft Auto epic

I got an idea, which would be good food for thought for anyone.

Starting off I'm going to inform you that get educated on how games are made. You can't just think up an insane idea and just make it into a game without limits. Like alot of the kids like to think these days.

My idea is blending in and mixing both universes of 3D and HD, resulting a fully connected GTA world, which will connect all the stories from Tommy Vercetti in 1986 to the GTAV trio in 2013.

Imagine- Tommy, Carl Johnson, Claude, Niko Bellic, Michael Townley, Trevor Philips, Franklin Clinton. All in the same universe, their stories overlap each other eventually. The maps would be alot more detailed and mix together with the previous versions of areas.

For example, Liberty City V1 had a junkyard, a dam, more forest area, etc. But if it was refurnished and latched onto LC HD, we would quite well have an entire New York state. Same if we added in Florida and the state of San Andreas, plus the mysterious area of North-Yankton.

The story of the 3D era ends in 2001, but we join back in 2008 with GTAIV. What happened 2002 to 2007? I'd like to know more about what happened even before the chronologically first GTA game. Also different countries like Russia, Japan, China, all the vehicles and guns which were manufactured outside of the US. It would be so awesome to get to know their backstories.

There's two versions of the Rhino- 1984 Rhino has doors on the side, making it accessible like any road vehicle. 1992 Rhino is more like the M1A1 Abrams tank used by the US military with a latch on the front end. Same tank was updated in 2013, but had more of the look to the German Leopard- again using the same entry way. The previous tank was reused in 2001, suggesting that it's more of a national guard variant as both VC and III are set in cities with almost no forest areas. In conclusion there's two variants of the Rhino- one for civilian protection, other for combat operations.

Understood that Rhino 1 is more strict due to coding difficulties, engine limitations, and more animations required if they were to make it fully into a Stryker or LAV.

But with these two sections, we have blown your mind how interesting it is to give a part of the games such a vast backstory.

So when we could theorize and talk for ages, there needs to be a GTA bible, which would cover historic events, design choices, and other relations and happenings which led up to the games we know and love today.

The GTA wiki is one of the sources which has made me realize how interesting the entire backstory to the games are. We used to have almost no mind to the stories- just "Oh, Catalina is a bitch and we better kill her soon before she can make it any worse" but once you play San Andreas your mind goes to "Claude was such a sweet guy back in the day, but Catalina fucking betrayed him."

Anything more you'd like to hear, I'm always here.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

How to unload Executable JAR file from Java

You have your .jar file that doesn't want to be deleted.

You try and try, but you're getting the "Try Again" message

But hold your butts, you knob. It should say what process is using the file!

Open your Task Manager, find the program running the .jar file, end the task!

Done!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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             Verd voolab mu ninast ja suust, mu nägu hõõrub vastu seda külma krobelist telliskivide pinda siin Narva maantee Nordic Hotel Foorumi kõrval olevas parkimisplatsil . Ma tunnen seda mõra mu jalaluus näpistamas mu lihaseid. Ma laman siin oma veres, selle saapa tallaalune tekstuur lõikab mu nahka sisse iga kord kui ta oma jalaga mu peas trambib. Ma olen suremas.. ma kuulen kuidas ta sõber ennast surnuks naerab..  Ta järsku astub eemale ja ohkab.. Mu pea valutab jämedalt..  Ma näen kuidas nad eemale jalutavad ja nurga taha kaovad enne kui mu pilt mustaks tuhmub.. Kõik on vaikne...
               Kui ma teadvusele tulin, mul olid ikka silmad kinni kui ma tundsin kellegi külma keelt mu nina alt ja lõuga limpsimas. Ma hakkasin oma silmi aeglasesti avama, kõik oli udune.. Taevas oli hall... maa oli valge.. need olid ainukesed asjad mida ma esimese 20 sekundiga nägin. Ma vaatasin ringi natukene. Mu kõrval istus valge koer, tema keelel ja lõual heledad punased pleikid peal. Arvatavasti mu veri.. Lund sajab.. ma rakendasin jõudu oma kätele,et istukile tõusta. Tõustes ma tundsin seda mõrudat valu oma jalaluu ja lihase vahel.. Pöörasin ennast valusalt ümber sellili ja toetasin oma ülakeha oma parema küünarnukiga. Mu kätel oli jube külm, mul polnud kindaid. Koera ila mu nina all ja lõual hakkas jäätuma. Pühkides oma suud oma jäätunud käega. Kui pilgu tagasi koera poole heitsin, märkasin, et ta suus oli mu mustast nahast rahakott. Ma ulatasin oma vasaku käe koera poole ja ta asetas selle mulle pihku. Lahti tehes märkasin, et mu €35 oli kadunud koos mu pangakaardiga. Asetasin oma rahakoti maha ja paitasin pontu pead.
           Ma kuulsin samme nurga tagant tulemas koos mingisuguse summutatud kõnelemisega. Mu pea hakkas taas pöörama ja hakkasin tagasi sellili vajuma. Järsku tundsin ühte kätt oma selja taha libisemas.
           "Kas teiega on kõik korras?" -kuulsin teda küsimas oma uduse vaate tagant.
Ma ei vastanud midagi ja mu pea oli asetatud mingi padja moodi asja peale.. koti võib olla..
Tundsin tugevaid käsi kummikinnastes oma nägu puudutamas. Mu jalg asetati mingisuguse metall lahasesse ja mind tõsteti püsti. Ma rippusin selle meediku kaelas ja peale verise asfalti kõndis see sama kutsa mu ees paremalt vasakule ja vaatas mind silma üles kallutatud peaga. Me lonkasime sealt masendavast parkimisplatsist välja kõnniteele, kus mind asetati kiirabi autosse istuma. Mind süstitakse morfiiniga, mis valu natukenegi vaigistab..
          Koer asetas oma pea kiirabiauto põrandale ja mind vaadates hakkas ta niutusma. Ma kerge naeratusega paitasin ta pead. Silitades oma kätt üle ta külma karusnaha ja kõrvade. Üks  arstidest palus koeral tagasi liikuda, kuna oli vaja kiirabi auto tagaluuk sulgeda. Nii ta astuski mitu sammu tagasi ja jäi väikse vahemaa taga seisma. Ma tõmbasin oma parema jala autosse ja luuk sulgus. Läbi tagaakna teele asudes ma nägin kuidas lumivalgeke maha istus ja pea alla kallutades minu poole vaatas.