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[edit] #hrwiki-fanstuff-rc

Hi. Is it possible at all to create a fanstuff recent change IRC channel? I know it would certainly not be as active as this here RC, but it would still be quite helpful. Please? --TheDenzel (not logged in)

It would be theoretically possible, but I don't think there's any plans for it at the moment... it's been quite a while since the RC channel for this wiki was set up, I've forgotten most of it... I'd have to figure out most of how I did it from scratch again... and I've got other things to do that are more important. --phlip TC 14:34, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Homestar video player?

Hi there Phlip, I was wondering if you still had that Greasemonkey version of the video player thingy that enabled it to play/pause and fast forward and such. I downloaded it a while ago and loved it, but I accidentally uninstalled Greasemonkey (Long story) and it's been lost. Can I get a link for the script or whatever it's called? Thanks! —Guard Duck talk 07:37, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

You mean the fabulous all-in-one Homestar scriptLoafing 10:59, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Ah, indeed I did. Thank you very much, Loafing! It works wonders for all my homestar-watchingness. —Guard Duck talk 01:34, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Stinkoman 20X6 Cheat version

Can you send me a link to it? I can't find it anywhere after the fanstuff wiki went down.-- AWMPSCE T-E 17:02, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Here. --phlip TC 01:31, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Hey!

Hey! You live in Australia? That's so cool! I wanna live there! I have a question: does it snow there? Shmank you! Stark Traurig 18:59, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

In order: Hi! Yep. Not really, it's the middle of summer right now, and it's seriously hot. Yes, you do. Depends where you are... most of the country's pretty snow-free, but the mountains tend to get a some snow... Where I grew up in the mountains, it would snow a little each year, but rarely settled... just melted when it hit the ground. I know there are some places in the southern mountains that consistently get snow every year. I think Tasmania gets snowy too... I haven't really been down there in the winter. --phlip TC 02:18, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Hehe, yeah. We're in the middle of winter right now. I shoveled snow for like 2 hours the other day. I was just lucky it was the light, fluffy kind and not the wet, heavy stuff. Stark Traurig 21:13, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Deleted Theme Song Video subtitles

Hey man, I was watching HR today and noticed there are no subtitles for I considered creating them and then noticed you deleted the original page with the entry:

05:32, 19 August 2008 Phlip (Talk | contribs) deleted "Subtitles:video/en" ‎ (nonsense)

Is there a reason for this page to not exist? I would think the theme song should have subtitles too... Thanks -Dutchscout 08:57, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

I've already mentioned why there aren't subtitles at Subtitles talk:video/en... As for that deletion, it's because some anonny made the page with gibberish. There was never any actual subtitles on that page. --phlip TC 09:00, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] HELP!

I tried to set up a new email account but I ended up needing a password which I don't know. And that was after I changed my email on the forum. Since I can't check my email, I can't reactivate my account, so I can't access the forum. Could you work your sysop magic and activate my account for me? Coach ‎'s Cool! 18:55, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I changed the email address of your forum account to match the one listed in your wiki preferences. You should be able to reactivate it from there. — It's dot com 05:30, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Homestar Persona

This is sort of a strange question, but you seem to be the techie here. You know that new add-on for Firefox called Personas? I think it would be cool to have a Homestar Persona on there. So if you ever have any free time too work on it, Firefox would be even cooler. I'd make it myself, but as you know, I'm no techie. Later! Coach ‎'s Cool! 17:39, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] DS Homebrew

Hey, fellow Aussie! I was wondering, with the Homebrew Games, did you get the flash file and just change the extention to .nds or something, or did youu have to put it through a program? This is because I want to know if it is possible to change a .wad version of Homestar Ruiner into one that can be played on the DS, preferably as a .nds file. I tired just changing the extention, but that just gives me a white screen. If you could respond, that would be great. OpenSourceGreg 08:40, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Neither. Converting those games to the DS wasn't some simple process... I had to rebuild the game from scratch. I did decompile the originals to get at the sprites and the code... but in both cases that's only so I could use them as a reference when re-creating it. (The sounds I could decompile and pull across directly... the music in pop_tire I had to recreate, though, otherwise it would've been too big.) Converting any of the SBCG4AP games is probably impossible... even if you did manage to port them, the DS probably isn't powerful enough to run them (the advantage of the Videlectrix games is that they are, by design, simple enough to run on the lower-power hardware... since that's what they're imitating). But if you want to give it a try, go ahead... the toolchain can be downloaded here... that's designed for C, and works fine in C++ (which is what I used to make my two games)... but you should be able to use any language GCC can compile. This is also a very useful page... once you understand all of that, writing DS games is pretty straightforward. Feel free to ask me if you want a hand with any of the specifics. --phlip TC 09:11, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Wow, thanks a bunch. I think I might try first off with recreating RhinoFeeder for DS, to make sure I can do it. Do I just need the flash file, and run it through that? Also, is it possible for a 15 year old with no computer programming experience at all to do this? Just wondering... OpenSourceGreg 09:33, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
In short? No and no. --phlip TC 09:41, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, I'm going to try anyway. I hope I can do it. If not, I'll leave it to the professionals. But, it can't help to try. Also, about how long do you spend trying to make a ds game from the Videlectrix game? I want to know how much effort I'm up against. OpenSourceGreg 10:14, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
It was a while ago, so I don't remember the exact timeframes... but from experienced programmer who'd never written for the DS to finished was probably about a month or so. Much of which was spent learning how the DS worked... the actual game itself was maybe a week or two (but I got lucky, the pop_tire Flash file decompiled really cleanly, so it was a really good reference to work from... also, I didn't have a job at the time, so I was working pretty much full-time on the game). But that was mostly thanks to the fact that I already knew C inside out, and had worked on embedded systems before (so I already knew what, say, a memory-mapped register is... which is handy, since the DS is full of them). If I had to learn all of that from scratch, it would've taken much longer. And for someone who hasn't done any programming before... I'd very much not recommend the DS as a starting platform. If you really want to learn how to program, I'd suggest Python (on a full computer, not a games console) to start with... much easier to learn. Once you get good at programming in general, then learn C, and how stuff works on the low level. And when you get good at that, then consider switching to an embedded platform, like the DS (or whatever new handheld is out by then). Really, it'll make it much easier in the long run. --phlip TC 12:18, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I gave up. I don't have a clue how to do this. I'll leave it to you. Speaking of which, why don't you try and do another one? I have Pop:Tire and Secret Collect on my CycloDS, but another one would be awexome. Sorry if I seem pushy or used up your time with this FAIL! Oh, and my cousin is a computer programmer (he is making a game for EA along with his friend at the moment), but I doubt he could help me... OpenSourceGreg 12:37, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't really have the time to start a new major project any time soon... being a full-time professional programmer means I do a lot less just coding for fun... rather spend my time away from work doing not exactly the same thing as at work, y'know? I do want to remake some more Videlectrix games at some point (people are always asking for Stinkoman 20X6) but don't hold your breath (unless your able to hold your breath for several years, in which case do hold it, and impress people). --phlip TC 12:57, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah. Stinkoman would be too gard, though. You have to be able to use the several different buttons at the same time, and even the invisable ones. Thanks neway, and i will hold my breath...for several years...and probably die.

[edit] hey

hey man, how do i make a new page very quick for a new toon? (like next week) Deesejaiman (Talk | contribs) 13:32, 1 June 2009 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Easiest way I know of is to just copy the page of an earlier toon, and remove all the stuff... leaving basically just the headers and the formatting templates. I know there was a template to quickly set up pages for SBEmails, but I don't think there is a similar template for the other toon types. Maybe we should have one. --phlip TC 14:26, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] subtitles

Hey, I'm having a weird XML error and I was wondering if you could help me. (I know you're probably busy right now... :B) - Catjaz63 23:45, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
"Error in XML: error on line 231 at column 14: Opening and ending tag mismatch: line line 0 and transcript"

Catjaz63: While I cannot help you with the issue itself, I am pretty sure that Phlip would ask for more information about your issue, such as: what page/toon were you on? what tool were you using? (the greasemonkey script or the old php subtitles tool -- the latter is no longer maintained) and what browser and version you are using. Good luck! --Stux 23:50, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm using Google Chrome and the Homestar-all-in-one. The page I'm on is I Killed Pom Pom and I'm using my own subtitles, which can be found here. - Catjaz63 00:03, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah! I see! That makes a lot more sense now. And looking again at the error message I would suggest that you carefully look through your transcript XML and make sure that all your XML tags are matched (so each <line> tag has a matching </line> tag, and same for tags like sfx, strongbad, etc.) Unlike HTML, XML is very unforgiving. --Stux 00:56, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh 222 <line start...>s and 229 </line>s. Fridge. -Catjaz63 01:02, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Fixed it! Sorry for posting on the talk page. :B - Catjaz63 01:22, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Sweet! Excellent news! I don't think Phlip would mind too much. Glad you got it fixed and thanks for your hard work! :) --Stux 01:47, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Me Being Annoying

Still a little curious about this after 9 years. Sorry this is probably annoying. Just feeling nostalgic. TheThingé 02:46, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Hey there Philp!

I added a link to your DS Version of Population: Tire to the page for, well, Population: Tire! (in the external links section, of course) Also, the DS version of pop: tire CAN work using DS Download Play, since there's no DLDI crap going on there. Only side effect is that the Cold One's and those darn birds look all glitched up. -Crapfully, JeffyTheWikiMan 12:49, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit: Holy Craaap! you made a DS Version of Secret Collect, Too?! Man. You are just AMAZING.

Thanks for the thought, but we try to keep the main section of the wiki to official H*R stuff, and not fan-created works. It's just simpler that way. --phlip TC 12:55, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
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