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Yeahh, me too. And Force Updating didn't even work, so the next thing to try is reinstalling the graphics drivers. 

 

Sorta off-topic, but still on the topic of Minecraft, the More Spider Types mod is now updated and out, so I'll be using that in my new Hardcore series. Now, I'm going to have two mod folders and I'll switch them out when I play regular and when I play on AMCWAS. Just wanted to let you guys know in case you see a new spider on a video. Haha. That is, if I can ever fix Minecraft. =(



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Ahhh man ... sucks you're still having issues with MC cry

On topic: "More Spiders Mod" ? That's a new one for me - let me guess... it um .. .adds more spiders [?) confuse

Can't wait to see that series -hopefully you'll go into detail about the mod - and why you've chosen it. I'm guessing you're not an arachnophobe? aww

Good luck getting your PC fixed bro smile



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Yeahh, but I guess it could be considered a good thing right now since I have a bunch of things going on. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise. Haha.

 

Yep! =) More Spiders Mod adds like a bagillion new spiders and does some stuff with potions and the effects and junk. And actually, I'm a huge arachnophobe. Yeah, I don't get it, either. Haha. 

 

Thanks, man! May need more than luck. We'll see. Haha. 



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hmmmm .. I'll have to look into that mod, sounds interesting smile



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Oh, the mod is very awesome! I think everyone should try it out, but that's just my opinion. =P

 

Another update on stuff. I thought maybe updating the drivers on my graphics card would fix the OpenGL problem, but it didn't. I had hope once when it actually did let me in the game, but it hasn't since. I also tried updating Java, but that didn't do anything either. Then I backed-up all my files and got a whole new .minecraft folder, but that did nothing. So, I'll be taking an involuntary break from Minecraft for a while, it seems. I'm not leaving the forum, though. Haha. I'll definitely be around and still posting vids on YouTube. I guess getting that AV/USB adapter couldn't have come at a better time. Haha. If you guys have any suggestions on what to do, I'm all ears. As of now, I've tried literally all I know. Thanks!

 

EDIT: Never mind. =) All fixed thanks to some crazy awesome dude on the forums doing something I would've never thought of. I'm baaaaack! Haha.



-- Edited by t_gilbert1 on Thursday 7th of June 2012 04:07:09 AM

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Oh, that's great! Glad you got Minecraft working. I was bummed out for you. D:

That spider mod seems neat, though if it adds more of the small spiders I don't know if I'd want to try it. Scared enough of cave spiders as it is without adding more variety.



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Soooooo happy you've got everything sorted out!

Yeah, i'm with daydrifter on the "No!" to extra Cave Spiders! haha! More Cave Spiders? More? Eeeeeek! Run away! Run away!



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Haha, thanks, guys! =) I'm very happy to be able to play again.

 

Yeah, I think it only adds two more small spiders, if I'm not mistaken. I haven't had much time to play with the new update, though, so there could be more. *Shrug. Anywho, the first small spider is a taiga/tundra one that's super light blue (so I like it), and the second is a tiny spider that's, if I'm not mistaken again, one block by one block. All the others are normal spiders, as far as I know. =) And it's ModLoader dependent, so you can try it, and if you don't like it, just rip it out of the mods folder like a boss.



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Two more kinds of cave spiders is more than enough nightmare fuel, especially spawning in the overworld without a spawner. But darn it, I'm a bit of a masochist. I think I'll try it next time I'm in the mood for mods.

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Hurray for you sick desire for pain and suffering! =D



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Try a "Vechs" Super Hostile map if you like pain and suffering so much :P

ahhh man .. I'm really going to try that mod out now, you've got me intrigued biggrin



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Pain? Suffering? As Zy said- try a Super Hostile map. Then you'll know Pain and Suffering.

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Actually I'm taking a break from my old Survival world and I've just started playing Super Hostile #11: Lethamyr. Which is in Hardcore mode. Oh yes! A Hardcore CTM map! *gulp* wish me luck!



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Actually, just take Thermodynamics. Theeen you'll know pain and suffering. =P Besides, I was just taking note of her masochistic comment. Haha. I think the spider mod's fairly laid-back in terms of difficulty. 

 

Update! Finally!

 

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Here's a picture of the new place for the snow golem. I raised it up a little bit (kudos to Zyrandar for the suggestion). It nows hits any zombie that spawns. =)

 

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Unfortunately, this means that it can also kill any zombie that spawns. See, when sometimes when the zombies get hit, they raise up a block, cauing them to fall the regular height plus one. So they die. Sad day. But! It's fun throwing snowballs at them to see if you can hit and kill them yourself. =P Haha.

 

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Planted some pine trees. These will come in handy when I start building my log cabins. =)

 

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Hecks yes! This is the best sword of all time. Of all time! Not really, but it comes pretty close, and for only 29 levels, it's a steal. =)

 

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And this is me mob hunting with the shiny new sword. There's a fourth creeper behind the front one, if you can believe it. Managed to vaquish all those foul beasts, as well as several spiders, a few zombies, and a skellie. Got 13 gunpowder in all that night. =)

 



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wowsers! Creepergeddon!

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I know right?? Never seen four creepers in one place before.

 

Video Update!

 


 

Don't know how many more of these I can do since I'm running out of exciting things for live recording. Three more sounds good to make it an even five. =) But hopefully I'll find stuff to make it better. Haha.

 

Wow, that's small. Haha. Here's a link if you wanna watch it in regular size. AMCWAS - Update 2



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Watched the video. I'm sad that you don't plan to do too many videos. I like them. :(

I can't handle Vechs lol. I tried out Spellbound Caves and had an incident in the Blackened Library. Skeleton shot me into the lava and I lost a lot of good stuff. Rage quit after that. I might try Lethamyr...I believe there is a version that isn't in Hardcore. I do enjoy watching people play maps such as Vechs' Super Hostile stuff but, I'm not very good at combat so I'll leave that for the pros.

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Ahh man .. I love your videos.. but hey... it's your choice bro :)
A lot of YouTubers [is that a word? hmmmm] will write up some kind of plan on what they want to achieve in their videos, even if it's something simple like: "Let's explore that abandoned mine! That'll be fun" or "I should work on an automatic melon and pumpkin farm.... people might be interested in seeing how it's done" or "Let's go exploring .. .there's a jungle and a Tiaga biome nearby ... " or plan out some small building projects and film them as you progress.
Just throwing a few ideas out there!
I'd love to make YouTube videos myself, however I'm one of those people who are really self-conscious about their voice. A lot of my friends say there's nothing wrong with it, but I can't help how I feel. But I would still love to show of all my builds and maybe I'll make that tour of my base I promised into a video rather than pictures. Now .. if only I can get HyperCam2 to work.........

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Wellll, I like doing all my vids, but I'm just running out of real exciting things for this particular project. I may start doing one every time I find something new and want to go explore or something, kinda like what Zyrandar suggested with the abandoned mine. =)

 

Yeah, I'm one of those people that really likes watching other people play those kind of hard maps. Haha. Never tried them myself, but they look a little too tough for me. 

 

Your HyperCam's not working, Zyrandar? What's up with it?



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Ah, if I had a working microphone and a good recording software. Sadly, I don't. I also don't have that much time to record.

Looks like you've gotten quite far with that bridge! It's huge!

I agree with Zyrandar. Try to record the small, exciting things. Personally, I would love to see you record some building and adventuring, even more than the LP.

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Yeah, good mics can be hard to come by, but good recording software's pretty easy to find, bro! It's just expensive. =/ I use free stuff, but you can tell. Haha. Medicore quality at best. And it don't take but about half an hour to record and edit a video, minus the wait for saving and transferring files. Sure you don't wanna record stuff? =)

 

And yep! Only have half of the bridge to go, for now. But I ran out of lots of wooden planks, so I'm waiting on my tree farm to produce more. =P Haha.

 

I'm thinking that's what the upcoming Hardcore LP will be like with the addition of the new temples: lots of adventuring. Trying to find villages, dungeons, abandoned mineshafts, strongholds, desert temples, and jungle temples should be either really fun/exciting or really hard/exciting due to the spider mod. Haha. (In fact, I just did a little test run and found a dungeon and two villages (and a village chest with an iron chestplate and three diamonds) within half an hour. I'm excited. =])

 

You would really like to see more building?? That's specifically what I've strayed away from because I figured people wouldn't want to see me do too much stuff like that. Haha. I shall start recording myself building more, then!



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I second more building in videos. You don't have to show it all in real time or even the entire build. Just show some of the process or maybe speed it up like a timelapse perhaps. I love watching timelapses. :)

The Hardcore LP sounds like a lot of fun. I look forward to that!

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I've messed around in recording a tiny bit, but my mic quality has been crap. Also, I'm not sure my internet will stand up to processing and such. How long does a 20 minute video take for you, t_gilbert? Oh, and what software do you use?




Now I feel mean for asking so many questions... Sorry!

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I shall start doing some more building with the next video update, then. Maybe with the platform. And yes, timelapses are awesome! I actually just thought of a way to do a timelapse that would be extremely involved, but awesome in the end, and that is to lay down a block, take a pic from a distance, lay down a block, take a pic, etc. Might try it for a really small project, like a small house. =) 

 

And Wartower, no problem asking me questions, bro! Makes me feel important. Hahaha.

For a twenty minute video, uploading to YouTube takes about half an hour to an hour (maybe two if the internet is really slow) depending on where I am. The longest part for me is actually not uploading, but editing and saving your video. Now, for you, uploading could be the longest part. What speed is your internet connection?

For recording, I use HyperCam2, which most people look down on, but I've found it to work nicely with my computer. It records in .avi format, so that's good.

For compressing the video on the .avi file, I use VirtualDub, and most of the time, that's the only editing I do besides minor volume adjustments.

If I want to add timelapses or titles or anything like that, though, I'll use Windows Movie Maker (which isn't the greatest software, by any means, but it works and is free, which is a major plus for a poor college kid, haha).

Now, for some stuff, I'll use Audacity to record my speaking and then dub over the .avi file with that recording. With Audacity, you can do a whole bunch of audio tweaking (like getting rid of clicks and pops or static). 

To find all that stuff and start using it (somewhat) fluently the way that I do now, it took me a good while; maybe a few months. So you're not going to get everything right the first time, but you'll get there!

If you have any other questions, ask away, bro!



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Thanks for the info on recording T :)
I tried that Hypercam myself and was wondering why it didn't record the sound .. lol :P
Okay .. So I need Audacity for sound huh?
And VirtualDub for what .. editing?
On the subject of Hypercam... I need to adjust settings. So far it seems to be recording everything I do at a million MPH lol :P
And there's always an extra 5 minutes at the end after I stop recording.. .what's THAT all about?
Anyhoo....... That bridge is truly epic, I love it! Really great work. The random dirt house at the end made me LOL haha!

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Ahh. It's not recording sound for you? Make sure that, on the Audio tab, the microphone you're using is selected and not your sound card.

You could definitely use Audacity for the sound recording, though. No problem with that. It's not needed if you can get your mic to work, though, just being clear on that. It does make audio editing a whole heck of a lot easier.

VirtualDub is for compressing because the .avi start out at like 3GB each. =P You definitely want to cut that down to around 500MB, and that's done through video and audio compressions. It can also help with some other adjustments like FPS and volume.

As far as the recording at a hundred miles per hour, yeahh. Hahaha. It'll do that. I had to play around with the recording FPS and playback FPS and finally got it around 10FPS for both for Minecraft (which sucks, but works with my computer). There is an option on VirtualDub for audio and video sync, though, and it can fix it if you record audio with HyperCam. It doesn't work for super off stuff, so don't record at like 100FPS and then tell it to limit it to 15FPS. =P (I might've tried that...)

Five minutes at the end is from the video getting off the audio (even though there's no sound), if that makes sense. As soon as you get the sound fixed, it'll become clear what's going on. Haha.

And thanks! And that was kinda my intention. Haha. I like to be funny when it's convenient for me. =)



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ahhhh .. great stuff T :D
Helped me a lot... I'll work on putting together a video tour [or two or three] sometime soon. I read/heard somewhere that YouTube limits the length of your first few videos or something? Have I got that right?

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Sweet, man! Can't wait for those tours!

YouTube does limit video lengths unless you verify your account by activating your phone or something like that. It was just a text or two and I could upload long videos. Haha. There may be other ways of activating/verifying it, but I did it with my phone. 



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Nice info on recording. It would be great to be able to make videos. Maybe someday~

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I tried doing a little recording myself.. but I'm terribly self-conscious about my voice... so in the end I scrapped the videos. Perhaps a tour with just Minecraft sounds/music although that'll be really boring and no-one would want to watch those :/

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