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  1. i tried to fix Kumala's datafile with sliders and I got close but I went back to MD's datafile and my slider set which should be linked on my sig.
  2. 8-16 - Watching my 2 year old trying to play classics like pac-man, dig dug, and excitebike is just awesome. - My best man from my wedding moved back to town Thursday. He is also a graphics animator - Short one today as my child is a little hyper. I'm guessing thats what Pac-man does to you.
  3. - Slow week in the Sandbox Games world. Got some recording done which is a good thing. - I can't get enough of the Phoenix Coyotes saga. - I have never gotten a good answer to this question it's hockey related but it bugs me. Why would the city of Winnipeg build a beautiful new arena with the back thought of getting an NHL team back, and only have the capacity max out at 15,000, when you need at least 18,000? - My boy is developing an arm which makes daddy proud. Last night we had a friend over for dinner, and mommy flung a pea at daddy (perhaps daddy made a smart **** comment) of co
  4. - Sunday or Monday whatever, I was drinking from Friday to Sunday as it was my wife's birthday. - I'll give the Jays credit. They didn't get the offer they wanted and they stuck to their guns. - We made some progress with the graphics engine! still a long way from showing that off but I was excited to see the recent updates! - Wife and son are out of town till Thursday. Man the house is quiet. good for recording! - My wife got the country add on disc for Rock Band 2. At least she didn't make me sing Shania Twain. - I really have to give Sony credit. The Show 09 for the PS2 is a
  5. - Heading out of town for the day - My only question for the day is... Do you really let a GM who will not be back after this season make a trade that will affect your team for the next decade? (Riccardi and Halladay) - Booze really helps keeping your energy up for recording thousands of names ;)
  6. - The best man at my wedding, and my son's godfather was in town this weekend. "The Smoke For Moke" was a good drunk! And if you have never used a smoker to cook ribs you are truly missing out! - Had the most interesting "interview" with a graphical artist that was applying for Sandbox Games this week. I won't say names but the applicant as soon as he found out it was shared ownership and not a salaried job immediately shut off his AIM and didn't turn it on for 24 hours without a word! Classy dude, glad my original instincts were right. - you will notice there is no preview this week fro
  7. I had XM and if you listen to the radio enough then it is worth it. Personally I loved the 24 sports stations specific to the sport. However I just dont get to listen to the radio enough anymore.
  8. - I still miss Y4L's PbP in the shout box. But I am glad to have him back at mvpmods! I wasn't sure where else I was going to get tea from! - We have forums on three websites now and a blog on Sim Central! Good to get more people looking at the www.sandbox-games.com. - I had to laugh when I did a google search for "Sandbox Games" we made it on page 10! - Boy we had a passionate discussion on copy protection last night. I have to admit I learned a lot on the subject. - We had a new programmer join the team this week. Rujasu has impressed everyone so far, and it helps that he is a b
  9. the donation tab is in the upper left corner of the main page.
  10. I would say that the death of MVPmods might be a little overblown, but people need to chip in. Even if you can't donate, click on the banner ads, the website gets a couple cents for each click, and it adds up.
  11. That seems to be a reasonable solution. Now I hope that the modders that asked their files to be removed to step up and upload them again.
  12. another option could be a 50Mb a day limit (or whatever makes sense) for non contributors. Along with that have them have to click some ads to get through to the download. I can remember some sites a while back doing that where you had to "vote" (aka click the link) 3 times before you could d/l
  13. I just did a little research myself on the costs of having a server with bandwidth etc. and it looks like 150 bucks a month is a good deal! Check out places like godaddy and the like if you want to see what their hosting costs are. I was shocked at how expensive it is.
  14. Sorry to hear that you had to take this step, but in current economic times it is understandable. Hopefully down the road when things get better we can get the best of both worlds.
  15. - Since no one else has said it I will. Y4L will be tremendously missed by the community as an admin. Thanks for the years of service! I for one loved your style! - Everyone is now sick with this stupid cold. Though I felt well enough to belt out a few songs on Rock Band. Apparently my wife has become a Toby Keith fan out of nowhere. - Slow week here with myself sick, AR out of town, Roy working on a side project, and Loki setting up OGRE. Lets hope everything picks back up this week. - I apparently have to start giving tact lessons to some of the staff! - My son looks like he wi
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