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Game Design Comrade 10/02/2019 (Wed) 02:04:33 No. 256 [Reply] [Last]
Aren't video games a most perfect realization of the spectacle? I fail to think of anything which has made a "concrete inversion of life" so effectively as video games. More than this it seems to exhaust all who play them of the tribulations of life there by converting them into the most significant population of last men to date. Recognizing this it follows that video games are only useful to the extent to which we can make games capable of waking their viewer to the theft of their life by the bourgeoisie, both in terms of surplus value extraction, and in terms of the spectacle.

It's entirely possible that many here could team up to make a game capable of waking its viewers to the theft of their life by the bourgeoisie, both in terms of surplus value extraction, and in terms of the spectacle. While making a quality 3D game is much more challenging it is possible to get good results with GPL engines as that screen shot shows. Even if nothing else it is a productive direction for leftists with this affliction to pursue, and on a personal level resist the spectacle and alienation.

Any ideas for plot or mechanics of a game of this sort?
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>>6140 We should join up then, 3D art is sole specialization and I'm pretty comfortable with it, I've even imported my stuff to Godot before.
>>6143 that would be great, didn't expect you to be actually interested. Just to be more specific, I'm stuck with animations, if you're really interested share your discord tag
>>6207 Anarcho-Monarchist#4757 I don't have much practice with animation, but I know the tools and have done it before.
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>>264 Welcome to this retarded website

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/leftypol/ HOI Leaguee Anonymous Comrade 04/29/2020 (Wed) 19:15:40 No. 8951 [Reply] [Last]
Hello friends, since we're all bored I wondered if anyone wants to play competitive/team HOI? Ideally with like 6-7 players to hit all the major nations in whatever mod we end up playing, though perhaps more realistically 3-4. Anyone interested??
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>>8955 I stopped playing Kaiserreich for the same reason.
Haven't played Kaiserreich since March. I was playing as Brazil and I went down National Populism and reestablish the Monarchy. Last thing I was doing was sending troops to Canada to support them against the Combined Syndicates. Never got back to it and my computer sustained water damage so can't go back now.
>>9045 Fucking traitor As the CSA I swiftly and ruthlessly crushed the Canadian army and almost conquered Canada before mercifully letting them be so I could crush the West and the Longists It wasn’t until the Weltkrieg that I returned, the fools left their mainland totally undefended to battle Britain and France. They fell within weeks. To ensure the damn Northern bastards would never rise again I made Quebec into its own sovereign nation while turning both countries socialist. Once Germany is finally defeated I will invade India and finally hang the Bastard Exile King once and for all.
>>9045 >>9047 Lol, but see that's the problem, the AI doesn't know how to play at all so once you know the game everything is easy. That's why I wanna try play with humanz. Anyways, anyone who wants to play leftypol HOI, please join this link. https://discord.gg/4qa6p2J
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My CityState review Anonymous Comrade 11/30/2019 (Sat) 20:46:47 No. 3091 [Reply] [Last]
This is copypasted from /leftypol/, in case it gets deleted over there for offtopic or whatever.

Hello, I played the game for a good 10 hours (though half of that time I was only half playing and watching YT) so I can report back on how it went.

Overall, the comments that other people made are correct, it is impossible to play the game as a communist. I was of course expecting the abstractions of playing a Neolib citybuilder attempted to model communism, but I wasn't expecting how broken the game's core systems are.

I started out the game but quickly realised that in this game, you can't build a bridge over a river that is more than 1 tile wide. So, I nuked my save and went back to the terraforming stage.

After modifying the map some, I built a tiny little commie hamlet, with all lower class (that's what they're called in this game) trailer parks. I found it kind of funny how lower class residential buildings always have grey wasteland type terrain around them, even when they instantly are building on a fresh green forest, as if their slovenly ways drain the life from the very soil around them and they instantly create a trashpit to live in.

The game's systems are quite oblique, and there's no construction of for example power or water infrastructure, or schools, police, firefighters, so to increase living standards I had to just pop up the sliders in the economy tab for "healthcare" "education" and "security and justice".

Anyway, we quite quickly reached 'Utopian' level living standards, which I was quite happy with, but things didn't seem to be quite working as I would have liked. My answers to the political issues that had been coming through had not exactly endeared me to the upper classes, which I wasn't really expecting, but what I had overlooked was that this game diverges from Simcity 4's mechanics.

You see, in Simcity 4, you have Residential, commercial, and industrial demand, and then each of those has lower, middle, and high income demands. So for example, you can have a city with almost all lower and middle income residents but have plenty of fancy high income tech factories and the like.

However, in Citystate, there is only lower, middle, and upper income demand, and commercial and industrial buildings can't grow above the first tier of development without middle and higher income demand. So, if no upper class people want to live in your city, your factories can't grow to higher levels.

This left me a bit stuck for knowing what to do, but things had become even worse, because my open borders policy for the past years had led to a quickly spiralling problem of 'informal settlers'. Essentially, through a combination of factors I didn't really understand, almost all immigrants had settled in slum tiles that popped up rather than in growing my residential tiles to higher levels.

Eventually I noticed that there were even little 'caravan' tiles of a crowd of migrants that would come in from the sides of the map to your city and then create a new slum tile. Apparently, one way to deal with this issue is by building walls or army bases but I didn't do that, obviously. I eventually made a concession to the gravity of the situation and put my immigration policies to neutral, but the damage had already been done, and my city now had about 80,000 slumdwellers, which was more than the entire employed workforce that lived in residential areas. My 'quality of life' meter still read 'utopian', yet the majority of people were unemployed and living in favelas. My city was in a death spiral, and I was now losing a lot of money each month. What could I do?
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>>3112
As I understand it, Simcity 4 had rudimentary agent simulation (people living in houses had jobs which they had to travel to and back through your transport network), and it could run cities of millions of people
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I'm sure hacks that give roughly correct impression are possible, especially if the road geometry in a city-game is 90° angles only. You can fix movement patterns between agents in certain ways that you don't even have to do collision detection / collision prevention by AIs for >99.99 % of pairs, because they are logically prevented by the basic patterns of movement. You can have different zoom-levels of agent simulation. With the zoomed-out version the one that really counts in the end and that works in a more aggregated way (say 1 agent representing 100 people), and a more zoomed-in version (with actors literally only becoming visible, and only becoming real, when zooming in on a small part of the map) where you get a very small population of relatively clever AIs acting within boundaries set by the zoomed-out computation and not affecting the zoomed-out computation at all. Eye-candy, basically. You can read up on results from traffic studies, then do a top-down implementation with centrally steered actors roughly mimicking the results of these interactions – simulating the simulation, so to speak.
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...well, don't ask me chief, I just like growing pretty skyscrapers.
I've been trying out this game. To repeat what the OP essentially said, the game operates on capitalist logic and actually trying to play the as any kind of communist simply does not work. It grows for a while, but after you run out of natural resources you're really just fucked. It might work if farmlands weren't so pitiful, but they don't employ hardly anybody and they produce pennies.
>>3135 Honestly, a lot of city builder sims don't interest me as much anymore because they so tightly rely upon capitalism. Especially the historical period ones where it's just assumed that to develop better technology you have to embrace MORE CAPITALISM. Anno 2070 looks pretty interesting though since you can either play as a capitalist or an environmentalist in 2070 after capitalists fucked the world with Global Warming and flooded it. I really should try it.

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/leftygsg/ Comrade 08/22/2019 (Thu) 06:25:11 No. 324 [Reply] [Last]
Thread for discussing grand strategy and similar games
Should 4X games be allowed in as well?

Also posting a link to Napoleon's Legacy, one of the few good things to come out of /gsg/:
https://github.com/napoleons-legacy/mod
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>>7527 Is there really a HOI3 version? Is there even an active HOI3 modding community? The HOI3 forums are like the only ones left behind a paywall and I really don't want to link my Steam account
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>>6479 >Just got a pirated version of La Resistance where?
So, Don’t Surf finally came out. Is it good?
>>9640 It's ok as a demo I guess, but it's a bit buggy and janky. If you go independent Angola, then you end up at war with literally everyone: the Nazis and SA+USA; I think there's supposed to be a peace event for the US faction, but it's bugged and doesn't fire, not that there's any content beyond that in the demo anyway. Similarly with South Africa itself I was looking forward to see the furthered effects of the ANC compromise path, but the game just kind of ends when you kill the Reichskommissariats. And I didn't play the others, but I've heard that ancap heart of darkness Müller can help what remains of Free France. But Schnenck and SA+ANC are the only truly 'good' paths in the demo.

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Anonymous Comrade 05/13/2020 (Wed) 22:45:35 No. 9532 [Reply] [Last]
hypothetically we will get rid of rappers and all types of musicians who espouse bourgeois culture
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uphold WuTang-PaRappaist thought
that is a good thing of course
>>9532 >who espouse bourgeois culture the fuck does that even mean? Shit like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lIqNjC1RKU
>>9532 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-sJp1FfG7Q >For Migos, the good life presents itself not merely as an immense accumulation of ostentatious commodities, like Lamborghinis and extremely heavy jewelry. It’s also about another expensive luxury: security, and specifically guns. From Uzis to Dracos to hundred-round-magazines, their investment in the right to bear arms runs towards the eclectic.
>>9532 Hypothetically, we'll have state-mandated ass-rape of retarded faggots like you OP.

Legend of the galactic heroes Anonymous Comrade 04/08/2020 (Wed) 00:22:30 No. 7994 [Reply] [Last]
Anybody else seen this show? i think we can all agree that is liberal in nature. However i think the writing, character design, story, world, plot, and everything else kinda makes up for it. What do you guys think about it , is its view of history totally fucking warped?
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>>7995 of course it supports great man theory, one of the spiels the narrator tells you like 4 times literally says "history is the collection of the actions of great men", that's why the show is named that, the title itself is a play on this. However the claim that it supports it and it is reactionary are two different ones, the guy in the other article is right. Mainly, in that the show does seem to imply that history as told by the narrator is warped, and that reinhard is not neccesarily a conservative. mostly, it seems the actual ideology of the show is somewhere between liberal and dengeist (a progresive figure that abolishes the aristocracy makes economic reform, and creates a progressive authoritarian regime in a japanese show just reeks of dengeist to me). What i think would be more interesting to think about is this, if the show implies the narrator is telling you his version, then from that version, what would be the actual story of the world? now that's a real story worthy of being written
>>7994 I think is great. It's fun to watch something with this kind of clear authorial vision, even if it is wrongheaded. Will warmly recommend the remake also, which looks real crisp and adds a bit of cheese to soften the self-serious nature. And still a better love story than Twilight, as they say.
>>7995 >Although it isn't necessarily related, the fact that what appears to be a semi-feudal autocracy had coexisted with a bourgeois democracy for ~150 years is telling I don't remember much about the show but this could easily be due to the scale of space
>>7995 Having given it some thought I have to side with the "it's anti GMT"-camp. I think we are underestimating the extent to which this show is self-conscious. Note for example how the supposedly "brilliant" stratagems that the various characters use to win this or that battle are typically rather banal. You can put this away as lazy writing - the character is brilliant for the purpose of the story, but it is told in stead of shown. However I started to notice how often, almost every time, there is always some character in the other camp who anticipates what is to come, points it out to the superiors, and is shot down. So clearly we are not dealing with uniquely genius insights. Moreover the outcome of the battles is in almost all cases over-determined by the preceding circumstances. The most obvious case being the invasion of the Empire by the FPA really on - with no clear plan beyond "we'll be greeted as liberators" their defeat was assured before the invasion started, no genius opponents needed. Another case is the noble coalition, which falters more to its own internal tensions and weaknesses (factionalism and ill discipline mostly) than to a particularly genius approach by Reinhardt and company. The characters who are portrayed as the brilliant great men, then, are so portrayed not because they are shown to be brilliant great men, but because that status is useful for other actors behind them - which is made explicit several times. Yang is initially very useful as a hero to Trunicht, while Reinhardt is the linchpin of the coalition of officers around him, threatening to fracture as soon as he suffers a breakdown for a couple of days. In his case it is Oberstein, arguably the real brains of the operation, who maintains him as figurehead. History in the show is seen to be made through larger forces that determine the outcome of things, the characters can only be the vessel for larger forces, influencing what is already slated to happen at the margins. Which fits well with Yang - the historian - 's signature move, making the best of a bad situation.
Maybe the Narrator indulges in GMT but I can't really say the same for the author. He did (albeit very clumsy and barely) mention that Imperials vastly outnumbered the Alliance in men and technology, and also mentioned the Alliance's devastated economy in the constant. Yang was right to suggest a ceasefire or peace treaty as the only way for the Alliance to win the war against the Imperial in the long term. It is still pretty bullshit how Reinhard can turn around social welfare and the economy of the Empire in just a few years though. >>9550 >how the supposedly "brilliant" stratagems that the various characters use to win this or that battle are typically rather banal. You can put this away as lazy writing - the character is brilliant for the purpose of the story, but it is told in stead of shown Tbf most of Yang's tactics and strategies are directly copied from great maneuvers in history. IIRC His last real fight against the Empire before his assassination is literally Hannibal's Battle of Cannae in Space.

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Anonymous Comrade 01/05/2020 (Sun) 23:45:36 No. 5003 [Reply] [Last]
I want to download Russian and Soviet games for my PC that recommend me but the problem I have with this computer is very old and it doesn't have a graphics card
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Slavjank thread? Slavjank thread.
Kremlin games are two russian dudes that make games about communism.
>>9280 I guess it's about time I make a GOG account. Now that a payment method is available for me >>9511 Cute!

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Aut/o/ thread Anonymous Comrade 03/03/2020 (Tue) 21:36:50 No. 6630 [Reply] [Last]
4chan /o/tists have been saying the n word too much for my liking, so how about an all things Aut/o/ thread? I'll start. As much as I like the dream of Full Automated Gay Space Communism, I still really like my car and the roar of an ICE. I don't really know how to reconcile the two concepts. I just want to vroom br/o/s. ;_;
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>>6646 I think a better analogy is horses, both for the historical phasing out that occurred (and mostly just because horses suck - with ice you're just gonna not be able to get new cars so you'd be stuck with aging classics, which I have absolutely no problem with). And then whenever anyone does go out with their horses they're off racing or going on trails, which I also have absolutely no problem with. Id also imagine as ice becomes more and more rare people with also stop giving a fuck about noise, safety, and even pollution, although that would probably be very far out.
>>9361 Pretty sure Czechoslovakia completes the proof started with the lada niva and uaz 452 that communism and cars go together like bread and butter. Less industrialized countries will produce simple easy to repair rock solid vehicles much better than capitalism can manage, while more heavily industrialized countries will produce fun rear engine sport coupes that aren't for bourgeois scum, and will also build lots of race tracks and dominate at rallying (the best motorsport).
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>>6721 Meet NAMI-0290, an attempt from NAMI in USSR, some of the countries top engineers, to build a fully communist rally car (all components designed/built by communists). Early prototypes were very successful, but as it was nearing completion the Soviet Union fell and the project was defunded, and then one of the lead engineers committed suicide and the rest of the team decided it was over and chopped the car into bits to move on.
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>>9444 Yeah, Škoda wanted to make very high quality cars all the time. The first pic was supposed to be sporty version of peoples car with engine in front rather than back (but with rear-drive). They were supposed to make 100.000 cars. But politburo defunct the project :( But, there were still small shops like Metalex wich took parts from big factories and created sports cars for rallying, racing etc. The second pic is the car that was developed in 1980s but was released in 1990s. That car used V8 engine of those Tatras >>9361 wich were used as highway patrol and transport of important people. Also last 3rd pic is that V8 engine. Sometimes I wish the planned economy was a little bit more relaxed. There was always a potential. Now Tatra just makes trucks and isnt even Czech anymore....
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>>9449 Here is a little bit prettier trim model of that first car (škoda 720). Also look at this wagon version. It almost look like western car

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Anonymous Comrade 05/05/2020 (Tue) 02:29:27 No. 9140 [Reply] [Last]
recommend me good romance manga
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Machida-kun no Sekai Fujimi Lovers Yandere Kanojo Ore Monogatari Henshin Ganbo Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai Boku to Kimi no Taisetsu na Hanashi Suki x Suki t. loser who loves reading shitty romance mangas
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>>9140 Steel Ball Run
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Anything with a pool scene is romantic right?
>>9154 of sadness, was reading from the first timeskip onwards at 3AM, when he meets the redhead chick that's into writing novels or whatever, the idea of this broken person managing to pull themselves out of a hole was just nice but overwhelmingly sad because it wasn't real. blog post over
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https://mangadex.org/title/23811/boku-no-kokoro-no-yabai-yatsu I found this about a month ago. Cute and light. I don't really read manga but I'm invested. It's suprisingly subtle at times, if the occasional lengthy comments are anything to go by. Things develop at a nice pace. There's also the hilarious case of the original synopsis and first chapter bringing in the edgelord crowd. It's by the same lady who made Mitsudomoe for those who know more. The anon translation schedule is supposed to be biweekly but the lockdown has sped things up. There's a lot of extra chapters by the author and people are trying to work out the timeline.

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Anonymous Comrade 05/03/2020 (Sun) 15:49:34 No. 9092 [Reply] [Last]
is this show leftist?
"Is it leftist" is the wrong question. You should be looking for ways to either criticize it for being bourgeois propaganda or détourning it as commie propaganda. What show?
>>9092 This is a mexican show right? I have seen that dude in right appear in memes
>>9104 >>9135 El Chavo it was a Mexican TV show. I remember my Grandfather always watching it when I was with it, especially in my younger years but was never intrested in it because it wasn't a cartoon.
>>9092 El Chavo del 8. Is it leftist? No, but shows in a comedic light the lifes of various families in a housing bloc owned by "Don Barriga" (Mr. Tummy) and the poverty of Chavo, an orphan who, having nowhere to live, lives in a barrel in this bloc. He is friend with Chilindrina (the daughter of a unemployed and widowed worker, Don Ramon) and Quico (the conceited son of the singlemother owner of a low class restaurant, Doña Florinda-idk how you gringos call menus-). Also there is Teacher Jirafales, who is couting Doña Florinda, La bruja del 61 (a spinster who lives in the 61 apartment who has a crush in Don Ramon), and Ñoño (son of Don Barriga and a little less conceited than Quico, acted by the same actor that plays Don Barriga) The show was aired in Televisa, a Close (this level of close) tv station to the PRI goverment (who wasn't so leftist) and by some is considered a piece of opium to the masses, and by other leftist a portrayal of a working class neighborhood (with the problems and class strugles in it). It is pretty fun indeed. IT still airs in my country in the prime TV stations.
No lmao, it isn't leftist. I'd say it doesn't have a lot of politics in it. Fairly neutral, imo. I used to love it as a child but my family and I haven't watched it in ages, so I haven't been thinking a lot about it and don't have as many fond memories of it anymore. Sometimes thinking about it makes me very sad for some reason (both the show itself and the circumstances around its cast and production). Nowadays I don't know what to think of it. It's definitely not leftist and it was made under a dictatorship, practically. Those were very hard times for Mexican politics. Everybody and their grandma, literally, watched this stuff, so it's obvious that it was used as a way to keep Mexicans distracted through some emotional manipulation (this sitcom got VERY melodramatic in many episodes). And these days slapstick comedy has sort of lost its appeal to me. The cult of nostalgia around this show is also a bit too strong (it's massively popular in all of Latin America but especially in Mexico and perhaps even more in Brazil, where it's known as Chaves). But I do like El Chapulín Colorado, even though I haven't watched it recently either. Probably because the protagonists aren't kids and the stories aren't sad like in El Chavo. A bit of trivia. The creator of most of these characters, Roberto Gómez Bolaños "Chespirito" (a corruption of the diminutive form of "Shakespeare") had many other comedy sketches where he played the protagonist. Virtually every single one of them, along with some other characters, had a name that started with Ch: El Chavo, el Chapulín Colorado, Dr. Chapatín, el Chómpiras, el Chanfle, Chaparrón Bonaparte, la Chimoltrufia, la Chilindrina (who was apparently created by the actress that played her, which caused massive drama between her and Chespirito)... I wonder if it has anything to do with him being a Chilango (from Mexico City).

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