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Sunday, May 14th, 2006
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I still have the last three songs on Guitar Hero unfinished on expert. I am in need of much greater guitar button skills :P

I beat SiN Episodes: Emergence today. Not bad. It's a pretty standard FPS, no special gimmicks that I noticed... I mean except for some impressive "realistic breast physics" in the intro XD. The reason it's getting attention is that it's the first big episodic game since that whole shareware thing died. Good fun, and the price of $18 is just right. I'll be buying episode 2.

I wanted to copy this game's theme song into my ~music, but I couldn't find it. I figure Steam probably has it encrypted anyway. The website says the only way you can get it is through the iTunes music store. As I mentioned, I want this file to live in ~music, not C:\DOCUME~1\KVANCE\MYDOCU~1. This would usually be the part where I rip the digital audio from the soundcard, and encode the result in a lossless FLAC. But ultimately, laziness won out, and I decided to give SharpMusique a try. Not all of those features work, but registration, search, and purchasing did. Even though the filename it chose was something like " - - .m4a". At least it automatically strips the DRM.

So, there's my first iTunes purchase. I don't plan on making a habit out of it, since compressed audio shouldn't be worth money, and using a reverse engineered client is... really sending the wrong message to Apple.

Current Music Zak Belica - What's the World Come To
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2006-05-14 08:32 pm (UTC)
Still have more to go with the Sin episode. The funniest thing (other then galloping breasts) was how they used computer terminals in this game. We said before that the only thing doom 3 did that was innovative was how they handled computer terminals. Well this is the first game to rip them off and its done on the Source engine. It gave me a chuckle.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-05-15 12:56 am (UTC)
Yeah. SiN 1 had usable computer terminals too, but you had to type commands into them on the keyboard. So I guess ripping off DOOM 3 was the smart way to go. I guess they eventually stopped using DOS in the future :)
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[User Picture]From: mrlachatte
2006-05-14 08:55 pm (UTC)
If there's a GCF anywhere in the SiN directory (if the HL2-related games are anything to go by) then you can probably get at the music files through Nemesis' GCF reader.
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[User Picture]From: mrlachatte
2006-05-16 02:02 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-05-16 02:07 am (UTC)
Cool!
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