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by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Sonic Games
Topic: Which Sonic games are your favorites/most hated?
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Which Sonic games are your favorites/most hated?

While I'm not all that fond of 16-bit Sonic 1 either, calling it and S3K garbage seems a bit harsh. Granted, even as someone who really enjoyed S3K, I also think claims of it being the "best of all time" are overselling it and can totally understand someone not enjoying it. Anyways, as it's hard to ...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: Chao D&D?!
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Chao D&D?!

I've never played any Tabletop RPGs, though I'd love to find a gamer group to join, especially since I haven't been able to play computerized RPGs in years due to blindness. Though, as rich as Sonic Lore is, especially including the various Comic and television series, I can imagine a number of Soni...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Chao Island Announcements
Topic: Chao In Space OFFICIAL!
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Chao In Space OFFICIAL!

I don't want to get my hopes up, but maybe this is an indicator they might actually do something to revitalize Chao raising for the 20th Anniversary of SA2/30th Anniversary of the Franchise as a whole. Sure, this was a bit late for SA1's 20th, but let's not forget that the Dreamcast was kind of a fi...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Help and Information
Topic: What's going to happen to CI
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: What's going to happen to CI

^Well, it would probably take the end of the world as we know it to permanently take down the Internet. It is after all, one of the biggest, most redundant things humanity has ever built. That said, unless Mooncow has put contingencies in place to ensure there's someone to continue paying for the si...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Help and Information
Topic: What's going to happen to CI
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: What's going to happen to CI

My predictions: 1. The main site will remain online for as long as Mooncow can be bothered to pay the server fees. 2. The forums will continue to languish with minimal activity, split about half-and-half between oldbies explaining Chao-related stuff to newbies and spam with the rare noteworthy post ...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Starting on the path of making an all S-Rank Chao and I have many questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Starting on the path of making an all S-Rank Chao and I have many questions.

I don't know the answer to your question, but a few things to consider: 1. Building a true random number generator is hard and generally relies on some non-computational source of randomness(such as how often a sample of radioactive material undergoes a decay event, minute fluctuations in the local ...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: Starting on the path of making an all S-Rank Chao and I have many questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Starting on the path of making an all S-Rank Chao and I have many questions.

In general, it's kind of hard to lower a Chao's Happiness short of deliberate abuse. As long as the chao in your active garden all know how to swim and you stand in the water to avoid unintentionally ignoring a request to be picked up, you should be fine leaving the gardens running for hours on end,...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Help and Information
Topic: Is Chao Island Forums Dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Is Chao Island Forums Dead?

In all fairness, even before the closure of the off-topic section, these forums had seen a long period of declining activity(see the points about nothing new in Chao and forums being oldschool social media from my previous post). A new off-topic section might encourage some extra conversation, but m...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Help and Information
Topic: Is Chao Island Forums Dead?
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Is Chao Island Forums Dead?

I check daily for new posts, and admittedly, there's usually only enough new posts for someone who doesn't know finger binary to count on one hand and sometimes days with no new posts at all. Part of it is probably that the last biggish thing in Chao was the Steam and PS360 ports of SA2B and there h...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: Is Chao a common noun or proper noun?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Is Chao a common noun or proper noun?

^I'm pretty sure the Italian homophone is spelled ciao.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: Is Chao a common noun or proper noun?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re:

It's the common name for a species of, I want to say animals, but chao have such alien biology it's hard to pin down where they would lie on the tree of life, so I would say chao is a common noun like dog, cat, human, or lion.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Did Sonic getted to space? They have inspired the first spacewalk by Aleksei Leonov?
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Did Sonic getted to space? They have inspired the first spacewalk by Aleksei Leonov?

According to Wikipedia, the dude became the first human to do a space walk in 1965. The Original Sonic the Hedgehog didn't hit the Genesis/Mega Drive until 1991 and the Archie comics started serialization in '93 if I'm not mistaken. If anything, it would be the Russian Inspiring the comic's writers,...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Anyone here like Sonic X?
Replies: 19
Views: 1454

Re: Anyone here like Sonic X?

No, 4Kids routinely insulted the intelligence of their target audience and was downright xenophobic in their treatment of Japanese culture when dubbing anime(which is doubly ironic(or at least what people mistake for irony) considering they never shied away from the Japanese cultural references in T...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: How many drives do you need for a Chao to become a Fly Chao?
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: How many drives do you need for a Chao to become a Fly Chao?

Assuming the chao has been given no animals or drives since hatching, I believe 10 purple drives is the minimum to get a child Chao on the path to evolving into fly type, and 20 purple drives will max out the swim<>fly slider in the fly direction. If you have no idea as to where the Chao's evolution...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: SA2B: Chaos won't plant trees in Hero Garden
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: SA2B: Chao won't plant trees in Hero Garden

It might just be auto-corrupt screwing things up for you, but in case you didn't know, the plural of Chao is still Chao.

Sadly, I can't offer any advice on your actual problem as I never tried to plant trees myself.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: Why are there no second evolutions with swim+fly and run+power?
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Why are there no second evolutions with swim+fly and run+power?

Short answer: because they are opposing types. Long answer: A chao's gradual evolution is influenced by a trio of evolution sliders that range from -1 to +1 with 0 being neutral/normal and the extremes representing pairs of opposing types. These three sliders are: Hero<>Dark Swim<>Fly Run<>Power Whe...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Chao Help and Support
Topic: SADX Steam - Chao Genetics fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: SADX Steam - Chao Genetics fix?

If I'm not mistaken, part of Better SADX is converting the steam version to the original PC release from 2004, which in addition to being generally considered the better port had a several year head start on the Steam version for modding(in fact, I'm not sure there any mods aside from better SADX co...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Chao Hacking/Editing
Topic: anyone know chaos chao cheats?
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: anyone know chaos chao cheats?

I don't know the specific emulator you're using, but you might be able to speed things up by either unthrottling the emulation(so the game runs as fast as your computer can handle) or employing features to speed things up on slower machines that aren't needed on yours. Whether speeding up gameplay w...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Which sonic is ur fav :)
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Which sonic is ur fav :)

Unless I'm thinking of a specific incarnation, my mental image of most characters originating from the games defaults to the style of Yuji Uekawa and artists working under him. If you need specific examples, think the 2-d official character art for the Adventure, Advance, and Rush games or the art s...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Fri May 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: What if Chao got the Sonic Mania treatment? (serious/long post)
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: What if Chao got the Sonic Mania treatment? (serious/long post)

Well, as I understand it, some god-tier members of the Sonic Hacking community were working on unofficial ports of the Genesis games to smart devices when they got snatched up by Sega and their work went into the official iOS and Android versions of Sonic 1 16-bit, Sonic 2 16-bit, and Sonic CD and M...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sat May 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chao Chat
Topic: best chao gardens theme?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: best chao gardens theme?

Well, personally, I'd like more variety of locale. For returning old gardens, I'd like expanded versions of the old gardens, possibly with new names to remove the location/alignment association: Station Square: Rooftop Plaza Mystic Ruins: Can't think of a good name for this one. Egg Carrier: Tropica...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sun May 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Updates on the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 2527

Re: Updates on the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (2019)

While the Sega logo has been stylized in all caps since at least Sonic 1, I'd argue rendering their name using standard capitalization rules doesn't qualify as an error, and it strikes me a bit odd that people would go out of their way to all-cap the name in plain text.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Sonic Stuff
Topic: Updates on the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 2527

Re: Updates on the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie (2019)

Can't really comment on the design because blind, but with how many times Sonic has had a voice change over the years, it's hard to get mad about that(White, Drummond, Griffith, and whoever voiced him in the dub of the OVA all sound quite different, and while I'm not familiar with Smith's portrayal,...
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Wed May 01, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Chao Hacking/Editing
Topic: Is there anyway to hack/edit SA2/SA2B on Xbox360/One?
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Is there anyway to hack/edit SA2/SA2B on Xbox360/One?

Can it be done? Probably.

Is there a pre-existing, user-friendly method of doing so? Not to my knowledge.
by Jeffery Mewtamer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Help and Information
Topic: Help! The Peridot egg never appears in the Tiny Chao Garden!
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Help! The Peridot egg never appears in the Tiny Chao Garden!

Sadly, to really know what's going on, you'd probably have to disassemble/decompile every game with a TCG and then siff through the result to find the code responsible for selecting the next egg. And even if the coded probabilities match the commonly published ones(though, in all fairness, they're p...