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New movie by Chris from LaughingGames

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Today I received an e-mail from Chris again. He has made several game related movies in the past and he asked me whether I could post his new release. Here's his e-mail:
More than anything I have missed making my silly little game movies to entertain you guys like the good old days :-)

I haven't had much break from studies and freelance jobs to make any game movies for awhile now, but FINALLY I was kind of able to combine my outside work with fun game oriented work.

A friend of mine was doing a documentary about older games and how they advanced over the years. She'd asked me to do the narration which I was more than happy to do, and in addition to that I made her a song for her documentary. Unfortunately the documentary was called off, but the song I made still remained so I managed to make a little Youtube video with it. It's mostly slideshow and some video game footage for now, but I plan to make it into a good flash movie some time in 2008.
It's called 'Games That We've Played' and here is the YouTube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2zm9JfIC4c

Chris is also working on another Flash movie called 'The Laughing Games Show' which will be completed in 2008. He won't give more details for now, but you can watch a sneak preview here:
http://www.laughinggames.com/flash/italianomano.swf

Please visit his redesigned website as well:
http://www.laughinggames.com/
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That's pretty good, the 'Games That We've Played'.

Nostalgy ...................... :)
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Cool song! :thumbsup:

And talk about an unseen face of Mario! :laugh:
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Another great movie by Chris!
GJ Chris!
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Thanks again!

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Hey guys. It's really nice to be back here after such a long break. Really brings back some fond memories just posting here. As always thanks to Larry, Ro@m for the encouraging comments, and dosraider too. I would've posted earlier only I kinda forgot my password to log in for awhile :upset:

Anywayz thanks to Jorrit for posting it here yet again. Seems we have a pretty powerful partnership going on here heh. Hope it lasts forever... or atleast NEXT Christmas :D

Btw if anyone wants to contact me for anything, my new email address is...

santhosh_chris@laughinggames.com

I'm busy building up my website, adding pages, and collecting all kinds of crap I've made over the years and making sort of an archive so one day I can look back and hear my grandson proudly say with a gleem in his eyes... "What a load of crap!!" lol

Merry Christmas everybody and a very Happy New Year 2008!!! (I'm saying this in advance incase I forget my password again and can't log in)
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You forgot the 1st commandment of DGF:
Thou shalt not forget thyn password!

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Ro@m wrote:You forgot the 1st commandment of DGF:
Thou shalt not forget thyn password!

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(sigh) I'm going straight to DGF hell for this... oh well :devil:
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Hello Steve Chris!

I haven't been able to watch the new video as its a bandwidth sucker :P

I'll get around to it one day :)

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Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:Hello Steve Chris!

I haven't been able to watch the new video as its a bandwidth sucker :P

I'll get around to it one day :)

Wally
Ooh sorry to hear about the bandwidth issues. Anywayz for now I'm just going post the lyrics of the song here so you can just have an idea of it. Also because I kinda goofed and forgot to add two lines in the subtitles I provided in the video.
:shame:

I even intended to add more Dos Games to the video but capturing DOS using your hypercam or any standard Screen capture software is a killer :cry:

Anywayz here it goes... (ahem)

GAMES THAT WE’VE PLAYED

Games that we’ve played
Time and again
Never seems to fade

Simplest of laughs
Easy to grasp
Those pixled dreams
From our past

Pixelated
Skies so blue…

Games that we’ve played
Time and again
Never seems to fade

Simplest of laughs
So easy to grasp
Those pixled dreams
From our past

Before movies poured in
To make revenue
Games were more original and true

From Happy go nonsense
Products of innocence
Games now take up your existence

The graphics and sound
Improved so much
But they’ve lost their magic touch

Such fun little toys
For all girls and boys
Now just mass marketed ploys

The prices soar high. And then you wonder why piracy thrives.

No music nor sound
Could be sweeter to hear
Than those secret levels found

Now all kids want
Are cheat codes to see
More blood and obscene nudity

Technology moves strong. But must you drag our innocence along

But don’t mistake me
I still believe
Just don’t monopolized
There’s more to games than what you see with your eyes

Simplest of laughs
Easy to grasp
Those pixled dreams
From our past


I've been working on both the lyrics and music since June (when I bought my new Yamaha E403 keyboard) but sadly could never get around to recording it. The video on the other hand took 2 days top :laugh:

Btw that shot you see me of playing the grand piano isn't mine... that's not even my home, just a holiday resort of my dad's company I went to for summer vacation. It belongs to a very old famous South Indian actor who died recently and left his home for tourism.
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Now, that song sounds much better written then ...eeuuuu... sung by you.
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dosraider wrote:Now, that song sounds much better written then ...eeuuuu... sung by you.
:P
I see we have yet another bloody Simon Cowell in our midst :rolleyes:
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Now, if you want some sliming:

ZOMFG, I love your voice, could you plèèèèèèaaaaaaaase fill a mp3 CD for me? Please, really, you're the best singer I've ever heard. You're divine.

YA R TEH BEST SINGA EVAH.

Happy now?
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Steve Chris wrote:I even intended to add more Dos Games to the video but capturing DOS using your hypercam or any standard Screen capture software is a killer :cry:
DOSBox, anyone? :)
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Larry Laffer wrote:
Steve Chris wrote:I even intended to add more Dos Games to the video but capturing DOS using your hypercam or any standard Screen capture software is a killer :cry:
DOSBox, anyone? :)
Thanks I'll take two. Heh heh... actually I downloaded that but have absolutely no idea how to record with it yet :cry:
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Readme in dosbox 0.72 ZMBV folder wrote: Starting with version 0.65, DOSBox allows you to create movies out of screen
output.

To record a movie, you have to press CTRL-ALT-F5.
To stop/end the recording, you have to press CTRL-ALT-F5 again.

To play the recorded movie, you need a movie player which can handle the
ZMBV codec. MS Windows users can find this codec in the start menu entry of
DOSBox. Users of Linux and other OSes should look for a movie player that
uses the ffmpeg libary (you may need to update or ask your distribution to
upgrade).

FAQ:
Q: During the display of the movies the sound is lagging.
A: Check your display properties to see whether your refresh rate is set to
at least 70 hz. Try playing the movie in virtualdub (http://virtualdub.sf.net)

Q: Why does the resulting movie consist of multiple files?
A: Each time the game changes resolution, DOSBox creates a new movie file,
because a movie file can only contain one resolution.

Q: Can I set the cycles higher than my PC can handle during recording?
A: Yes. During recording, the game might play slowly and stuttering, but the
resulting movie should play at the intended speed and have no stuttering.

Q: CTRL-ALT-F5 switches to the console under linux.
A: 1. Start DOSBox like this: dosbox -startmapper
2. Click on Video, click on Add
3. Press the key you want (for example scroll lock or printscreen)
4. Click exit.
5. You can make movies by pressing scroll lock or whichever key you
selected.

Q: The colours are wrong and I'm using 64 bit windows
A: Look here: http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=12133
Also helpfull:
http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=17185
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I liked the editing and content, but... don't give up your day job to become a singer or anything. Cool movie, though. I'm looking forward to the next one!
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Dogbreath wrote:I liked the editing and content, but... don't give up your day job to become a singer or anything. Cool movie, though. I'm looking forward to the next one!
Hey Dogbreath glad you liked it. And about the voice well... not my best performance I can tell you that but this is a rough cut you know, just to give people an idea of what the song is about and is like. I am looking for a real singer right here from this DGF forums if possible, for the final song that will be featured in the Flash Movie so anyone interested can post here or contact me. The movie (once finished) your name will probably be featured on many popular websites like Newgrounds, Albinoblacksheep, and am hoping to sell it to some places like Atom Films too soooo there's a chance to make some cash as well. I can pay you 100$ immediately for your trouble. Not much but hey that's all I can afford on my freelance salary and web ads lol :D

This is also just ONE of the few songs I've written but need a good stronger english background for voice of male (or female). It's very easy work and you can do it totally whenever you're free, completely online.

Anyone seriously interested please post here or contact me.
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I would try to do it for free,but i would first need to get a microphone.... :)
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You should ask Thunderdog, his songs are fairly popular on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCa5VH7FGIM A natural, eh?
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Ro@m wrote:I would try to do it for free,but i would first need to get a microphone.... :)
Wow that would be great if you could do that. I could mail you a new mic if you're really confident in doing it :)

And uh... about Thunderdog... after watching that Youtube vid I think his music genre is a wee bit heavier than my light stuff but yeah if he's interested that'd be great.

Btw no offence but that vid kinda creeped me out :huh:
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