Crazy Man Dan

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  1. Hmmm... Can't argue with that. Welcome to the team, pdnnoob!
  2. I've been around for 8 years; I figured I had tenure by now!
  3. I just wat an unlocked Nexus 4. I could save $30/month by getting out from under this overpriced contract, but it seems a little Santa magic is about the only way I'm getting one this year.
  4. Retro City Rampage releases today! Finally!
  5. Man. The PlayStation was the first game system I got within its original life cycle, so when I get all nostalgic about video games, that's where my mind goes. The original Spyro the Dragon is still one of my all-time favorite games, and was the first game I purchased a digitally from the PSN once I got a PSP. One of my favorite things about the PSP was the PSone emulation; now they just need to get their act together and put out the PSone emulator for the PSVita.
  6. A band I really like decided to go full indie for their 13th LP and fund everything through KickStarter (successfully funded at 243% of their goal). They released a rough cut of a demo for the new album, so I'm listening to that. I likes it.
  7. It's highly unlikely that EA purchased it themselves. I am not a lawyer, but seeing as how Activision holds the rights to the title, I'd imagine it would at least be enough for a domain seizure, if not straight up legal action. It's more likely that a fan who ardently prefers BF over CoD set it up as a jab. Whois shows it was registered through Domains by Proxy, Inc., though, so we can't know who exactly is responsible.
  8. ^ Gotta admit, I was hoping that link would be about zombie smilies...
  9. The "Choose Defaults" dialog allows you to set your default startup tool, as well as the default settings for the tools that have them. You can access this dialog by clicking the "Tool" button on the far left of the toolbar. It is the first option. You can read more about these settings on this page of the Paint.NET online Documentation.
  10. I got in this afternoon. They had it open for a few hours, but they've reached their capacity again.
  11. That character is a very widespread meme. Plenty of PNGs of that image without the white background already exist, such as this one here. If you're having trouble removing the white background yourself, you could just grab one that already has the white background removed.
  12. We are here to help, but we are not at your beck and call. Indignation after a mere 11 minutes with no response is ridiculous and disrespectful. The answer welshblue gave should be plenty to answer your question. For a visualization of what is going on with transparency, you can read through the help docs regarding Working with Layers. Thread Closed
  13. Unfortunately, even if someone did have an invite to send, the aren't allowing any new account activations right now. The invite should still be valid when the open it back up, but we'll have to wait until they do so. I too missed the boat by a few hours.
  14. It's basically a "thanks" button to recognize useful posts. EER put up an Announcement explaining the basics.
  15. Oh man, this takes me back - back to before Paint.NET even had a gradient tool. What you could try for a quadrant gradient as you describe is: Create a new canvas at 2px by 2px Use the Pencil tool to mark a single pixel of your desired colors in each quadrant - for this example: white top-left, blue top-right, red bottom-left, and green bottom-right Open the Image > Resize dialog and Set the Resampling to "Bicubic" Scale your image up to your desired final dimensions The Bicubic resampling method will blend the colors together in a gradated fashion. If I'm understanding you correctly, this should produce an effect similar to what you're looking for.
  16. Regarding Administrator privileges, that will happen when trying to navigate to the Fonts folder from the browse dialog. I would suggest accessing the folder from Windows Explorer, copying the OTF in question, pasting it on your Desktop or somewhere else easily accessible, and uploading that copy. Regarding the missing glyphs, I'm afraid I cannot help you there. I do not have that particular font, so I cannot toubleshoot. I would try converting a copy, installing that one, and seeing if the behavior continues.
  17. In general, yes, as TTF files will work straight away. A quick Google search turned up this converter: http://www.freefontconverter.com/ I gave it a test with one of the OpenType fonts I had installed, replaced the OTF with the TTF version it gave me, and Paint.NET picked it up. So, if there's an OTF font you need to use in Paint.NET, try running it through the converter and installing the resulting TTF instead. Always keep the OTF version around in a folder somewhere, just in case you ever need the original.
  18. Paint.NET uses the same font list as the system, so to add a font to Paint.NET, it need only be installed to the Windows Fonts directory. However, Paint.NET does not support OpenType font formats, only TrueType fonts, so I'm afraid the file you mentioned will not work. I know there are ways to convert font files to different formats, but I've never tried converting from OTF to TTF for use in Paint.NET. What is the name of the font in question?
  19. I'm interested in the PSVita, but I'm also a big PSP fan, so rather expect being in the minority. I'm at least intrigued at the possibilities of the WiiU, but I'll have to see some specs and some actual games before I'm convinced. I find it odd that they only allow one controller per box, but I'd never be playing local multiplayer anyway, that that's a non-issue. The best part of E3 was the 3-4 hour GiantBomb podcasts each night.
  20. I write long replies - that's what I do - so get ready for a book. Firstly, I'll respond directly to the messages in this thread: Yes. It was. No. The replies themselves were not what was being condemned as rude, but the act of jacking the thread. As I understand it, pyro's response addressed a sentiment that was posted in the thread as seen as an extension of a systemic attitude that has been cropping up rencetly. His post addressed the sentiment, but that thread was not the proper place to hold that discussion at length. As you can see, pyro has reposted those replies in this thread. It is not our intention to stifle your concerns, we merely wish those concerns to be properly organized. In our official capacity, yes, mods lock threads, edit out naughty bits, and generally keep order. However, we are not simply protocol-keeping robots. In our capacity as members, we have just as much right as any other member to express our opinion. Likewise, you as a member have every right to disregard those opinions. The only questions I've seen shot down in such a manner were questions that didn't need to be asked - feature requests that were already in the Popular Feature Requests thread, questions whose answers are the first result on searchpaint.net, that sort of thing. Do not confuse terseness with rudeness - Rick posts a simple "No" all the time, because that's all information that he has available in those cases. I think it's eminently clear that pyro jokingly used ALLCAPS as an expression of exasperated hyperbole. It may have been in poor taste, but it did not break any rules. Now, in regards to the greater problem surrounding this issue. Let it be clear that I speak only for myself, so if you take issue with this, your issue is with me alone. I'm not able to be around as much as I used to be, so I didn't witness the flashpoint of whatever is going on here as it happened, but since you brought it up in your original post, Goonfella, I have gone back and read at least your Pictorium gallery thread so as to acquire a bit of context. The simple fact is, the reason this forum exists is to field Paint.NET questions, requests, and troubleshooting issues, and to index Paint.NET resources like plugins, tutorials, and localization packs. The fact that we have a community at all is a happy by-product of bringing Paint.NET users together. We value every one of our members: it's your work - ideas, suggestions, answers, tutorials, plugins - that have made Paint.NET what it is today. What I cannot stand, however, is the drama. I've seen complaints about the lack of comments and critique before, and I believe it's a misunderstanding of the medium. The Pictorium community is fairly insular - new users don't come here to be art critics, they come here to ask how to install plugins for the umpteenth time, or ask how to get their Colors window back without bothering to search. A few users may stick around, and some of those may even create galleries of their own and contribute to that section of the forum, but they are the vast minority. Out of the 20,000+ registered members we have, only a couple hundred are actually currently active, even fewer are active in that section, and even fewer still come back to comment on other people's work, so you're naturally going to see the same faces and hear the same praise. Quite simply, a support forum is not and will never be the ideal place to showcase artwork and ask for criticism. We discussed this at length when talks of a Pictorium sub-forum started, but the users wanted a place to show their work on the forum, so we put in the work to make it happen. There was a time when the "Pictorium" was a single running thread that everyone dumped their work into. With the Pictorium sub-forum, you get your own thread all to yourself, but it's still just a forum thread - if it's inactive, it moves down the list as new threads are posted. Interested people can use the "Watch this topic" feature to be notified of replies to the thread in general, but that is the best we can offer. In regards to your concerns regarding politeness, quite frankly I disagree. There are aberrations, of course, but on average, this is the single most universally approachable online community I've seen. Pyro's response in this case may have been an overreaction, but I dare say I get what his frustration is. I cannot speak for him, but I see it myself, and he does a lot more around here than I do. We've had this kind of "I'm leaving! Alright, maybe I'll stay. URGH I'M LEAVING!" drama before, and every time it's just a wearisome. It's not that we want you to go, and it's not that we don't like you, it's just that there's not much we can do about it. This is the official support forum, and you will always be welcome, but it's not the only Paint.NET-centric community out there. If you don't care for the atmosphere, we encourage you to find a community that fits your style. Our job is to answer usage questions and catalog troubleshooting problems. We appreciate your desire to showcase your work, and we do everything we can to support it, but if you're not getting the response you need, then you may need to find another outlet that can support the level of interaction you require.
  21. Minecraft for XBOX360 Kinect, of all things. I have no idea how they're planning on having you control that.
  22. You can indeed paste text. To do so, simply copy your text to the clipboard, click on the canvas with the text tool to activate the caret, and paste. That way, you can type up your content in a document editor to take advantage of spelling/grammar checking, then copy/paste it into Paint.NET and format your verified text for presentation.