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Cain last won the day on March 23 2020

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About Cain

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  • Birthday 03/05/1982

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    Dragon Warrior I (NES)
    Dragon Warrior II (NES)
    Dragon Warrior III (NES)
    Dragon Warrior IV (NES)
    Dragon Warrior VII (PSX)
    Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
    Dragon Quest IX (DS)
    Dragon Quest IV (DS)
    Dragon Quest V (DS)
    Dragon Quest VI (DS)
    Dragon Quest VII (3DS)
    Dragon Quest I (Android/iOS)
    Dragon Quest III (Android/iOS)
    Dragon Quest IV (Android/iOS)
    Dragon Quest V (Android/iOS)
    Dragon Quest VI (Android/iOS)
    Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)
    DQ Heroes (PC)
    DQ Swords (Wii)
    Rocket Slime (DS)
    DQ Monsters Joker (DS)
    DQ Monsters Joker 2 (DS)
    DQ Monsters (Switch)

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  1. Long time no see! Quite a few years ago I created an app to assist players with the Lucky Panel game in DQVII. I came across the source code the other day so I put it up on github to make sure I wouldn't lose it. The app itself is actually hosted here, but it's an older version. You can grab the latest version and/or view the code here: https://github.com/cain05/DQVIILuckyPanel/releases. Note that it's based on the PSX version, but it's still more or less applicable to the 3DS version. I may update the app in the future, but there's no immediate plans to do so. You'll need to ha
  2. The GBC/mobile version is easy mode, play the original if you want a true early days DQ experience. The Cave to Rhone is difficult for sure and may take a couple of tries. However, in DQ games when you get wiped out, you don't get game over, you simply go back to the last place you saved and lose half your money but keep all experience and treasures found. At that point in the game, you shouldn't really need money anyway. It can be pretty easy to get lost, so go old school and draw your own maps. This game is unfair at times, but as someone who played it and beat it as a kid when ther
  3. Go in blind. You'll get a greater sense of pride and accomplishment. You can always make your own maps too, which is almost necessary for one dungeon in particular. I suggest using graph paper because it needs to be perfect. No, I'm not kidding.
  4. I built myself a new PC over the holidays, and what better way to decorate it than with some slimes? I put my green slime in there, then my daughter added in her angel slime.
  5. I'm reading Baptism of Fire, which is part of The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski. I played Witcher 3 last summer and fell in love with the story and characters, so I'm going to read all the books, then play the first two games. Great reading if anyone was thinking about picking them up. The first two books are a collection of short stories, while the rest are proper novels.
  6. Actually, you don't need arm9loaderhax. I've gone as far as getting emuNand set up then use an NTR plugin running within Luma to patch the orchestrated files in. Another benefit to NTR is I can force the 800MHz cpu speed which gets rid of the menu lag along with most of the frame rate drops.
  7. I was fortunate to help out a little bit on the project, and it was a absolute pleasure working with Helmax. He's a great person with a dedication to Dragon Quest like we could only dream of SE having. Enjoy the game people, it's a lot of fun and will keep you busy for a long time.
  8. Arrived a few days late, but better late than never.
  9. Funny story about item's disappearing in NES games...I was playing FF3 via reproduction cart and I somehow lost the Sylx Key so I couldn't finish the game. As some of you may know, there's a glitch in the game that people exploit to get Onion equipment early in the game for an Onion Knight run. Well, it just so happens I inadvertently got the glitch to happen in a random battle and the Sylx Key was transformed into another item. I ended up having to spend quite a bit of item intentionally reproducing the glitch to transform another item into the key so I could finish the game. Good times.
  10. Yeah, and I've actually done linux kernel development in one of my college courses. I don't have time for that kind of stuff right now though, I just want something that works decently out of the box. I haven't run into anything insurmountable so far, and the nvidia driver that was just released the other day gave me a significant performance boost in a bunch of my games. The future is bright for gaming Linux, so I don't see myself switching back to windows except for the odd game I can't get to run well through wine.
  11. In Linux, very rarely do you need to install drivers manually because they are a part of the kernel. The only driver I've had to install manually on all three systems I converted to Linux is my display driver, everything else worked out of the box. If you don't see Linux drivers on the manufacturer's page, I wouldn't worry about it too much. You can always boot up a live cd and test out the linux distro you're interested it in without having to install it.
  12. Last week I decided to finally ditch Windows in favour of Linux. I've had enough of Windows 10 and Microsoft, and have for a while, but I've put up with it due to gaming. I found out a few weeks ago that half my steam library has support for Linux and since then two more games have been added. The performance for games isn't as good as Windows for the most part, but I can still hit at least 60fps in almost every game. However, with Vulkan on the horizon, performance on newer games should rival that of Windows, and probably exceed due to having less overhead. Not only that, but Linux doesn
  13. My wife got me Bravely Default for my birthday and I just picked up FE: Birthright, so I have lots to keep me busy until DQ VII comes out. A big thanks to those that suggested Fire Emblem, I'm having an absolute blast playing Awakening and will definitely go back and try some of the older games later. I think I'm going to do another run through Awakening on hard mode before moving on to Bravely Default. I'm going to leave Fates for after BD because I have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of time with that set of games.
  14. Yeah I got Donnel, he's pretty kick ass once you level him up
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