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Posted by Peregrinus - 9 days ago

Carrying over from the Audio forum topic "Cant use my song for Geometry Dash?", so we don't keep beating that dead horse and pestering the OP.

No sign, rules list, or combination thereof will ever stop 100% of the unwanted outcome. But it can prevent 95%. I don't know what the stats were like right around the time custom GD levels were released, but I understand "pretty bad" is an understatement. 

Currently, since my job is actually pattern analysis (and just going from casual memory) there is an average of 10-15 stolen audio submission on Mondays through Thurdsays, then it increases through Friday to peak on Saturday at around 25-30 submissions. I might dig back to see what days are most common per source (NCS, anime opening, etc). If a small change can reduce even 5 submissions a day (more is better), that's less to flag, less to have mods remove, and less risk of a Big Label filing a DMCA. 

Some psychology behind my background colour choice: if its good enough for construction signs and school busses, it's good enough for an AP warning. Also, orange aids in decision making and understanding. The shift from dark to light orange is a bonus, since it goes from aggressive caution to reassurance. They just want to play a fun game. Newgrounds wants to not be in litigation.

I can make the .psd files available for anyone with more artistic talent than I have. I've used Ps Elements 7, so I can't guarantee forward compatability. 

Another unrelated thought, which I suppose could cross-thread to "Ways to improve the Audio Portal?" would be to have the option "Allow external API use" disabled for non scouted users. I don't know if that's a thing, I was grandfathered in to the scouted section so apparently I'm "reliable" and "trustworthy".

The images below would ideally (out of my lane for deciding) replace the current passive blue one, and link to a locked sticky explaining why this is the way it is, and how the process works (aka, hope RobTop-senpai notices you).

Tags for input etc, restricted to those who participated in the discussion (feel free to tag others, I don't want to flood the inbox of everyone).

@ADR3-N @Troisnyx @LexRodent @Daru925


Edit to say that image 2 seems most agreed upon. I changed the original text "geo dash" to the full name of the game. Some variations are below:

Version 2a: black shadow, full size demon

Version 2b: white shadow, full size demon

Version 2c: white shadow, smaller demon

Version 2d: black shadow, smaller demon

Version 5a: (because continuity is for chumps) white border, small demon. Greasy edit because I suck at lineart.

Version 5b: black border (pending need)


Posted by Peregrinus - 12 days ago

Stop uploading anime music. I watch anime too, you don't make it challenging to find. Yamite.



Posted by Peregrinus - 13 days ago


Sometimes it be like this. 


Posted by Peregrinus - 2 weeks ago

I haven't mentioned this yet, but I make mead (honey wine) in my dungeo- er, basement. I'm gonna get Tipsy Tuesday, leave some reviews. Then I'll try and see how well I do Overwatch Competitve matches while half cut.

My apologies to the other eleven people in the matches.


Posted by Peregrinus - 3 weeks ago

I haven't made a proper text newspost since coming back, so I figure I'm due. 

April was a good month for Stat-whoring. C3 Jam and LD 41 produced a big number of submissions of varying quality. I ended the month at over 1300B/P. While it was fun to beat @GUTHRIE, that also took a large time dedication to check the portal at random hours to keep my lead. Saves passed Blams halfway through the month at 4848/4848.


Have a graph:


April was also my attempt to get back into Flash, which hit a wall since all my files aren't compatible in MX, and 8 Pro wouldn't allow much leeway either. One semester of community college well spent. I still have ideas, but that's about as far as they will get. 

My May goal is to write 5 decent reviews/day. I'm trying to focus on constructive instead of one liners, but sometimes one line is all anyone should need. I hit 150 overall reviews today, and I'm hoping to have 300 by the end of the month. More is good, but not at the expense of quality or being rude.

I've also been working to learn Cakewalk by Bandlab, a free audio production software. It's far from entry-level intuitive, and seems to be a massive hog on system processes so I think that'll end up being uninstalled. I'm reconsidering FL Studio, but it would be nice to be able to save and load project files. We'll see.

For music, I'd like to have one submission in May somewhere in the 3-5 minute range, but much better effort/quality than that loop I submitted. Synthwave is the genre I've been hooked on for the last year or so, so expect it to be something like that (@ADR3-N: collab with me, teach me things). Synthwave represents the ideals of the 80s: fast cars, mega malls, permed hair, and the beginning of the Electronics Age. I'd say I remember it fondly, but I was three by the time '90s hit, so I don't remember squat.

That's about it I guess. 




Posted by Peregrinus - April 19th, 2018