Search found 210 matches

by HexCode
2019-12-23 20:05, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

How the Grinch Stole (?) Christmas... A good ol' jukebox selection follows... ;) From the Internet ==> A town of merry Christmas-lovers called the Whos goes about their annual holiday preparations. Up in the caves north of their town, though, lives a character named the Grinch who absolutely hates ...
by HexCode
2019-12-23 16:40, Monday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] Terrain Technical Specifications
Replies: 1
Views: 408

LINEAR MAP COORDINATE SPECIFICATION

LINEAR MAP COORDINATE SPECIFICATION ==================================== PGF's engine "reads & understands" a rectangular map's coordinates in strictly linear fashion. In essence, the engine establishes a one-to-one correspondence between each coordinate pair (human reference) and its companion lin...
by HexCode
2019-12-22 07:36, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Road Runners... A good ol' jukebox selection follows... ;) ... Ten years prior to Leonidas' heroic deeds against the invading Persians and eventual death, the Athenian runner Pheidippides was sent to Sparta to urgently request help as a hostile Persian army had landed at Marathon (near Athens), Gre...
by HexCode
2019-12-21 22:18, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Csaba ... maybe i'd be banned forever from this site ... Rather unlikely... :ihope Unless, of course, Frau von der Leyen were to declare herself "Super-Red Administrator" and lodge the well known flag right there into the Pub's very logo. :lol ... imo the most shocking and rarely qu...
by HexCode
2019-12-21 06:56, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Csaba A couple of paragraphs on societal envy and relative deprivation... There's a time-honored asymmetry in how individuals react to actual losses in wealth, social status and / or power as opposed to hopes and dreams of improvement in such areas never materializing. The former fe...
by HexCode
2019-12-19 16:23, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Csaba The distinction you drew comparing Nazis to Communists revolves around the issue of societal hypocrisy. The more far reaching a society's professed ambitions are, the more hypocritical public discourse becomes. It has been suggested that Socialism is a degenerate form of Chris...
by HexCode
2019-12-17 19:51, Tuesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] Modding Technical Hints
Replies: 6
Views: 801

CREATIVE "CONTAINERS"

CREATIVE "CONTAINERS" ====================== We're all familiar with organic, naval and air transports, right ? Well, what are they really ? They're composite units where one unit is transporting ("containing") its companion. The requisite technical specifications reside within files *.PGSCN. Speci...
by HexCode
2019-12-16 17:04, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Csaba ... the most important reason was not to discourage the potential forum members/visitors who are used to reading friendly / less sharp comments ... AND ... there is no guarantee that millennials (and the coming generations) would survive a single day w/o internet ... Ok, then,...
by HexCode
2019-12-15 03:14, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Lilith... A good ol' jukebox selection follows... ;) ... Lilith comes into play. The dark, mysterious, fascinating, totally sexy antagonist, drama queen extraordinaire, breaker and eater of male hearts and souls. She's all you ever wanted, confess it ! You want this darkness, you want this pain, yo...
by HexCode
2019-12-13 03:57, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Csaba & Radovan Civilizational change (evolution ?) can be put under the microscope by identifying a number of contributory tendencies which are, invariably, interactive. Csaba, you've already mentioned a few. You've also paid special attention to the way "life" is being presented t...
by HexCode
2019-12-11 20:09, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale Quoting you for the very last time: ... saying in sense - no need (and there wasn't above) to quote my words to make your "points" as your "points" have nothing to do with my words. i quoted you only once during the whole time and that was to answer your question, which I did. B...
by HexCode
2019-12-11 19:50, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Playing Backgammon... Changing the proverbial tack and turning the proverbial page; a good ol' jukebox selection follows... ;) HEY, WHATCHA GONNA DO ? Nothing beats the wild variety of inter-cultural fusion phenomena one witnesses in populous, postmodernist mega-cities... This time, "we" are going ...
by HexCode
2019-12-10 18:15, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale ... alright, but not good enough ... great you and Csaba cooperated - I hope he also cooperated with all "virtual persons" you created... not my problem at all, nor I care - have fun. Am I detecting a certain exasperation here ? :dunno It seems to me that you desire to find tave...
by HexCode
2019-12-10 00:10, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale & (contextually) Csaba ... what's the point in playing computer game, writing a book, chasing the ball around grassy field in professional way (except making millions for one obvious reason) sexing like pornstar etc. etc. and million of other human activities. Well, these are fu...
by HexCode
2019-12-09 19:29, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale Want to this day to have really detailed factual knowledge about the time and often contest and debate some facts I find not "factual", even ready to oppose educated historians Personally think many subjects and events are not properly researched nor understood, some events are ...
by HexCode
2019-12-08 20:35, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale i recon you like political talks, me not that much. Fair enough. Now, it's pretty obvious that your professed interests revolve around Serbian medieval history. Are you an academic or a "serious" amateur ? More to the point, are you just interested in "traditional" (i.e., politi...
by HexCode
2019-12-05 18:05, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale ... using or abusing :) "mike" one more time - one of best ideas HC ... Thanks; a pub with such a wonderful name fully deserves to feature some wired electrical equipment... ;) Beware of politics though ... few years ago his foreign army included "Spanish infantry", now it stand...
by HexCode
2019-12-04 10:45, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Csaba ... i always thought real tolerance is accepting those opinions that we don't like or that we disagree with, and when we create a "safe place" where hurting others' feelings is not tolerated, we basically create our own intellectual prison. . . . it's so interesting how strong...
by HexCode
2019-12-03 23:53, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale ... debatable and with some prejudice ... however debate is tiresome and not of crucial value to me It depends on why one even bothers to post under this "pub-like" topic. To date, I'm not at all clear on your reasons for doing so. I can only speculate that you put a lot of emph...
by HexCode
2019-12-03 19:21, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale I make a rather important distinction between imperial society and imperialism. An imperial society is characterized by many mega-cities with their ethnically and religiously diverse populations beholden to cosmopolitan values. Such societies tend to engage in "classic" imperial...
by HexCode
2019-12-03 07:06, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Csaba ... so after a longer discussion the og forums mod teams decided my words what you quoted don't fit the policy of this forum. sorry, it was my fault to go beyond the limits ... Your "words" didn't cross any obvious lines in that "other" Web venue. They're still there. So, as f...
by HexCode
2019-11-29 19:11, Friday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: Forum Scope - Ideas & Opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 996

INTERACTIVE TECHNICAL POSTINGS

INTERACTIVE TECHNICAL POSTINGS =============================== Asking technical questions or, more generally, participating in interactive discussions regarding technical matters, is considerably more demanding than posting in non-technical areas. Language precision and poster patience are sine qua...
by HexCode
2019-11-29 02:15, Friday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] Introductory Documentation
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

PGF -- KEY PLAY SYSTEM ELEMENTS

PGF -- KEY PLAY SYSTEM ELEMENTS ================================ Movement Each unit is assigned a Movement Point Allowance (MPA) per turn that is "spent" as it moves on the map. The movement points "spent" in entering a hex depend on the hex's terrain, prevailing weather conditions and the unit's M...
by HexCode
2019-11-28 18:37, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk Elsewhere in this forum: ... looking for cultural anecdotes & stereotypes ... Ok, then; distant echoes... ;) ... these pseudo-germans {i.e., "Austrians"} who ... Anecdote or stereotype ? :dunno One thing's for sure. The political correctness (PC) meters in... Brussels have just gone o...
by HexCode
2019-11-27 20:17, Wednesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] Introductory Documentation
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

PGF -- UNIT ATTRIBUTES: VARIABLE STATS DURING PLAY

PGF -- UNIT ATTRIBUTES: VARIABLE STATS DURING PLAY ================================================== PGF's "classic" UI displays the following variable (i.e., snapshot) stats for each unit (type): Effective Name Custom alphanumeric descriptor assigned to the unit (type) by the human player. Fuel A...
by HexCode
2019-11-21 17:47, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk Elsewhere in this forum: ... even the anglo-saxon countries have electoral laws and these laws are prepared for all possible outcomes (e.g. what happens if a candidate dies, is arrested, a ballot box is lost, or suspicious, uncertified ballots are found, etc.), and the laws aren't fab...
by HexCode
2019-11-21 17:11, Thursday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: Forum Scope - Ideas & Opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 996

NEW TOPICS: KEY CONSIDERATIONS

NEW TOPICS: KEY CONSIDERATIONS ================================ This forum broadly addresses the following perceived PGF hobbyist needs: 1) Reliable Information 2) Working Links 3) Custom Content Development 4) Ad hoc Questions, Answers & Commentary Organizing topics and posts to efficiently and ef...
by HexCode
2019-11-21 16:25, Thursday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: PGF: "Ephemeral" Posts (ask questions or comment here)
Replies: 47
Views: 3046

My Posts

Verify, Don't Assume... Who Speaks for Them ? End of Decade Remarks H2H Play Isn't... "Broken" "Ephemeral" or "Developmental" ? Why Am I Doing "This" ? Greatly Exaggerated... No Way... Unorthodox... PBEM Ten Years are About Right... Content Design Degrees of Freedom Experimentation Pays Off House R...
by HexCode
2019-11-20 20:37, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Name the Pub - poll
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Name the Pub - poll

Keighleyred wrote:
2019-11-20 19:14, Wednesday
i was dreaming of a sign for the pub if i was fortunate enough to win
Why making it so... personal ?
Keighleyred wrote:
2019-11-20 19:14, Wednesday
WHERE THE OLD GUARD WELCOMES THE NEW
Kindly explain (especially the "welcoming" part).
by HexCode
2019-11-20 17:03, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale not really "self-sensing" myself as part of virtual world... The virtual world is incorporeal, mediated and symbolic. i'd personally make it obligatory for all participants of online community of a sort to be "identified" in some (least hurting) manner Why ? Just play the (chess...
by HexCode
2019-11-19 21:13, Tuesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] Introductory Documentation
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

PGF -- UNIT ATTRIBUTES: FIXED STATS DURING PLAY

PGF -- UNIT ATTRIBUTES: FIXED STATS DURING PLAY =============================================== PGF's "classic" UI displays the following fixed stats for each unit (type): Icon Depictive image assigned to the unit (type). Generic Name Alphanumeric descriptor globally assigned to the unit (type). Cl...
by HexCode
2019-11-19 18:26, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Name the Pub - poll
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Name the Pub - poll

Of course, the best result would be a tie, no? Depends on the tied candidates. That's where strategic voting comes into play big time... For example: ... when the poll will be close to end, it may be worth to rethink your votes going to an unpopular candidate and switching to one of the possible wi...
by HexCode
2019-11-19 18:13, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale in my case I'd often describe it as "proverbial diarrhea" as I use a lot of non PC humor too often and you know about world we live in and all the sensitivities.... as a sort of self control, sometimes try to limit myself at least to nations like Italians, Greeks and my own when...
by HexCode
2019-11-19 16:18, Tuesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

OPERATIONAL DECEPTION: MORE ILLUSTRATIONS

OPERATIONAL DECEPTION: MORE ILLUSTRATIONS =========================================== Prima's Official Strategy Guide offers two additional illustrative examples: Amphibious Operations ... for coastal scenarios is to conduct an amphibious end-around. Continue to occupy his forces with token ground ...
by HexCode
2019-11-19 15:46, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale i'll finish with adding that i share your hope about possible content presence, personally not into starting historical subjects at the moment as they were useless back at JP's too (and so far we are mostly same people from there) A couple of thoughts. On the basis of revealed I...
by HexCode
2019-11-18 18:29, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk @ Ale liked your style back there, guess you could be interesting to talk to.... Many thanks. The proof will be in the Virtual Pub's evolving... pudding. :) Here are some thoughts of mine. This Virtual Pub could serve as a residual repository of sorts accommodating posts which do not ...
by HexCode
2019-11-17 19:18, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 148
Views: 8214

Open Mike

Reactive Talk

Elsewhere in this forum:
This is hardly the place to compare common law to civil law.
on the contrary, colleagues, on the contrary... go ahead, you are welcome and i'm very interested :p
Now what ? :dunno
by HexCode
2019-11-17 19:01, Sunday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

OPERATIONAL DECEPTION: CONCEPT

OPERATIONAL DECEPTION: CONCEPT ================================= Here's what Prima's Official Strategy Guide has to say on the subject: Basic Concept Good generals should use a bit of sleight-of-hand, called Operational Deception (OPDEC), and make their forces seem to appear from out of nowhere ......
by HexCode
2019-11-16 15:27, Saturday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

SURPRISE

SURPRISE ======== Here's what Prima's Official Strategy Guide has to say on the subject: Surprise may decisively shift the balance of combat power in favor of the commander who achieves it. This means accomplishing the unexpected to gain an advantage. The essence of Surprise is to exploit a weaknes...
by HexCode
2019-11-16 01:24, Saturday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

SECURITY

SECURITY ======== Here's what Prima's Official Strategy Guide has to say on the subject: Security is essential to the application of the other principles of war and to prevent being Surprised. This means that if your land masses and sea lanes are not Secure, you will be distracted by enemy attacks ...
by HexCode
2019-11-15 20:55, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Name the Pub - poll
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Name the Pub - poll

This is hardly the place to compare common law to civil law. ;) ... what's more important is the technical part: when a poll expires on a phpbb forum, it can't be renewed, only a new poll can arranged, so we should figure out the rule before the poll expires just in case we decide the renewal would ...
by HexCode
2019-11-15 18:19, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Name the Pub - poll
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Name the Pub - poll

i simply forgot to think about a tie How about taking a page from Anglo-Saxon common law principles ? Namely, the courts refuse to hear hypothetical cases. Practically speaking, should a tie were to actually materialize, well, that would be the time for further public deliberations re: some latter ...
by HexCode
2019-11-15 17:17, Friday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

ECONOMY OF FORCE

ECONOMY OF FORCE ================== Here's what Prima's Official Strategy Guide has to say on the subject: When you are employing the minimum essential means at points other than that of decision, you have achieved Economy of Force. This means always having your units doing the most important task ...
by HexCode
2019-11-15 16:44, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Name the Pub - poll
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Name the Pub - poll

if there are 2 ## of votes on top Just to clarify your proposal... Your two examples seem to indicate that the envisaged new poll should allow all candidates who garnered the most number of votes and all "first runner-up" candidates (in terms of votes cast) to participate. Am I reading you right ?
by HexCode
2019-11-13 16:29, Wednesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] Modding Technical Hints
Replies: 6
Views: 801

UNIT ICON ORIENTATION

UNIT ICON ORIENTATION ====================== The present post focuses on the orientation of unit icons contained in graphics file TACICONS.BMP. The "default" orientation is characterized by Side 0 (e.g., "Axis") unit icons facing towards the east and Side 1 (e.g., "Allied") unit icons facing toward...
by HexCode
2019-11-13 03:43, Wednesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

COMBINED ARMS: SEA CONTROL

COMBINED ARMS: SEA CONTROL ============================ Here's what Prima's Official Strategy Guide has to say on the subject: Finally, there are the ships. Whenever you can wrest control of the seas through clever naval tactics, do so. Naval units that aren't harassed can provide powerful support ...
by HexCode
2019-11-12 16:28, Tuesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

COMBINED ARMS: AIR SUPERIORITY

COMBINED ARMS: AIR SUPERIORITY =============================== Here's what Prima's Official Strategy Guide has to say on the subject: Eliminating the enemy's ground-based anti-aircraft fire solves only half of the Air Superiority equation. To eradicate all of this part of the Combined Arms equation...
by HexCode
2019-11-11 20:02, Monday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: PGF Reference Materials: Table of Contents
Replies: 3
Views: 846

PGF Reference Materials: Full Table of Contents

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS ======================== Each one of the topics listed below in blue caps sports its very own, duplicate table of contents of individual posts as well. For practical reasons, certain rather lengthy posts will be generated piecemeal. Any such hitherto unfinished post will spor...
by HexCode
2019-11-10 19:37, Sunday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] AI Module Behavior
Replies: 30
Views: 2345

COMBINED ARMS: AIR DEFENSE

COMBINED ARMS: AIR DEFENSE =========================== Here's what Prima's Official Strategy Guide has to say on the subject: If your air units need to operate in an area that is protected by enemy air defense units, you have to apply the same aggressive measures against them that you do against en...
by HexCode
2019-11-09 18:48, Saturday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [REF] Terrain Technical Specifications
Replies: 1
Views: 408

[REF] Terrain Technical Specifications

CONTENT LINKS ============== Introduction http://forum.open-general.com/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=223#p1350 Linear Map Coordinate Specification http://forum.open-general.com/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=223#p2353 =================================================================== INTRODUCTION ============== All...