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Alpha

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  1. Thanks for the positive regard, dude. I am sure some women would find it intriguing and some would find it creepy lol. I have a girlfriend, though, who required some convincing before she let me join the program. I am also a pretty quiet individual who keeps to himself most of the time so that would only add to the "mystery" quality — I have even been called that by friends I made in the program lol. People often ask why I would want to physically deal with corpses ... and I answer by saying that I don't do it because I want to (it is not glamorous in any way), but like many professions out there, we do it because somebody has to. We do so with a high regard for the decedent's dignity as a human being — there are even laws that prevent us from certain behavior around the remains of a deceased individual such as foul language and behavior or any treatment of the remains in an undignified manner and regard. You would be surprised, however, by the type of people that show up when trying to enter the program. Today was actually the orientation for newly admitted, incoming 1st semester students to the program and a friend still attending who participated to speak to these new students told me (during their introductions) that ... and I quote: "I just like to cut stuff." There are no shortage of inappropriate types who show up to enter the field — and I say this thankfully — who don't usually last very long because of how academically rigorous it is to pass. It is not as difficult as advanced chemistry or mathematics, physics or some other specifically difficult subject, but it was the most difficult academic experience I have ever been through. Many friends and others I have known along the way have failed to pass semesters and are forced to repeat classes in order to pass or risk being denied re-entry in to the program. Some people I know have repeated on several occasions for not passing classes. It is statistically more difficult than undergraduate and even some graduate level programs and I knew plenty of people enrolled who had bachelor's and master's degrees say the same. Anyway, the point of my comment is just to let people know that we are highly professional and the field is very rigorous for a reason; that is to make sure those individuals who are employed in the death care industry have the utmost regard for professionalism and ethics, which is essential to what we do. Since people are basically trusting us with their beloved family members who have died, it only makes sense. Thanks for writing this all up! It was quite intriguing to read it. I am curious -- what about certain religious sects that deal with corpses? I am aware that the plots of land that Christians, Muslims, and Jews are buried tend to be separated and each denomination has its own ritual (if the body needs to be washed or cleansed in a certain way, etc.). So how do you deal with the religious stuff or does that happen after its in your hands? I am glad the program is strenuous enough to eliminate a lot of the crazy types (i.e. the one you mentioned that likes cutting stuff).
  2. If I bring the arcade back... a few years later you're going to ask to change the forum rules back pre-2005. I am still hoping for that ROMs all the way!!! Well, you got archive.org now for the majority of that. They have the ability to take the risk, since they are a large non-profit organization. 1Emu on the other hand? Not gonna take the chance.
  3. If I bring the arcade back... a few years later you're going to ask to change the forum rules back pre-2005.
  4. You're telling me. Feels like yesterday I was fighting the emulation world to keep this place together from the spam attacks, crazy BS I'd have to write in a book one day, and also the amazing stuff like getting featured in Electronic Gaming Monthly. Honestly, I got to say that it is absolutely awesome you're a mortician. I find it quite on the mysterious side and furthermore -- it might actually work wonders for you with women. Of course, you would not tell them right away what your job is, but you would keep them guessing. Girls always like a guy who is dark on the outside, but soft on the inside. And also as a 1emu buddy, I got to say it's pretty cool to say to others I know someone who deals with dead bodies. Gnarly stuff dude!! Hah, feels like this place transcends time. It's like a black hole. Time does not really exist here. See above reply to Drakey.
  5. It's crazy... we've now entered the 12th year of running 1Emulation. Time really flies. Can't say it enough!!! What are your new year's resolutions? I'm sure everyone had a hangover on January 1st and January 2nd will have gyms across the world packed ....
  6. Merry Christmas my dear friends!! Glad to see you all are alive and well. A toast to another great year...
  7. You'd buy a whole system just to play one game? IMO, Nintendo really needs to get its act together, as Wii U really seems like a failure already. @ Bambi - PS3 is only old news if you don't have CFW.
  8. I don't have the money to buy either system right now, nor am I really interested. I still have plenty of games to play on both my 360 and PS3. Not to mention, I got a feeling it's going to take 10 years before we even see anyone hack the One or PS4, but then again, what is the point? I've got a wild feeling we will hopefully see more PC ports. Sooo who bought one (or both)?
  9. Blowing air to ear? WTF?! LOL.... Maybe breathing next to ear, but blowing in air might make her go deaf.
  10. You've grown quite the beard from the pictures I recall many moons ago.
  11. Sypherce and I were discussing this very notion yesterday. The 2nd most logical explanation as to why we haven't see an XBOX emulator is there is no real demand for it, as there was for Dreamcast, PS2, and Nintendo Wii. Most of the games for the original XBOX were already ported to the PC. The simple basics of economics of no supply without demand is sustained here.
  12. Version 1.0.4 r150

    4,281 downloads

    nullDC is the top open source Naomi (arcade) emulator for Windows. From the official website: Builds require the Visual C++ 2010 and DirectX 9c Runtimes. You can fetch the Visual C++ 2010 Runtimes from: http://www.microsoft...23-37bf0912db84 You can fetch the DirectX 9c Runtimes from: http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en Watch Videos of nullDC Naomi from the 1Emulation YouTube Channel:
  13. Version 1.0.4 r150

    5,907 downloads

    nullDC is the top open source Sega Dreamcast emulator for Windows. From the homepage: Builds require the Visual C++ 2010 and DirectX 9c Runtimes. You can fetch the Visual C++ 2010 Runtimes from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a7b7a05e-6de6-4d3a-a423-37bf0912db84 You can fetch the DirectX 9c Runtimes from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2DA43D38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en
  14. Alpha

    ZincGUI

    Version 1.9.5

    7,741 downloads

    ZincGUI is a front-end for the Zinc emulator.
  15. Alpha

    ZincFE

    Version 2.2

    2,886 downloads

    Zinc FE is a front-end for the Zinc emulator.
  16. Version 1.0.2

    581 downloads

    This is a JAMMA keyboard driver for the Zinc emulator.
  17. Alpha

    ZincConfig

    Version 1.5

    1,068 downloads

    ZincConfig is a front-end utility for the Zinc emulator. From the readme file: This utility allows the practical and easy configuration of all playable zinc games's controls. All games with similar control types are automatically grouped together and the control types are arranged so that you can understand the real games physical button layout. Controls used by every game are grouped together in the general tab. Besides this, ZC (zinc config) can also be used as a simple front end. Games can be launched from the "launch" tab. Rudimentary config file managment (just launces the files in notepad) is also supported. There is also support to output dat file by calling zinc as well as configuring my generic command line wrapper automatically, based upon the settings you set within ZC.
  18. Alpha

    ZincCab

    Version 0.82

    982 downloads

    ZincConfig is a front-end utility for the Zinc emulator. From the readme file: ZincCab is a utility to simple configure your controllers to get zinc work, which is not really easy, due manual finind VIK codes and such and have no GUI at all. ZincCab second function is act like a wrapper for other cabinet based frontend easier.
  19. Version 1.18b

    1,039 downloads

    The P.E.Op.S. soft gpu plugin is based on Pete's soft gpus for Windows and Linux. This is mainly used for the Zinc emulator. From the readme file: Installation Windows: copy the file "gpuPeopsSoft.dll" into the main emu plugins directory. Linux: copy the file "libgpuPeopsSoftX.so.1.0.x" or the file "libgpuPeopsSDL.so" (FPSE SDL version) into the main emu plugins directory. Copy the file "gpuPeopsSoftX.cfg" into the main emu "cfg" directory, or into the main emu directory, or into your home directory. Notes for use with ZiNc: You have to use the "--renderer=..." command line switch to load the plugin (or rename the plugin DLL to "renderer.znc" and copy it into the main ZiNc directory). For configuration you can specify the Peops .cfg with the ZiNc "--use-renderer-cfg-file=..." command line switch, or (Windows only) simply don't specify a .cfg file, then automatically the settings in the Windows registry will be used. Of course that will mean that you will need some Win psx emu to configure the plugin.
  20. Version 1.3

    604 downloads

    This is a Glide Renderer for the Zinc emulator. From the readme file located in the zip archive: COMPATIBILITY: ============== The renderer requires a Glide³-compatible graphics card. The following is a list of Glide³-compatible graphics cards:- 3dfx Voodoo Graphics [various manufacturers produced these cards] 3dfx Voodoo Rush [various manufacturers produced these cards] 3dfx Voodoo² [various manufacturers produced these cards] 3dfx Voodoo Banshee [various manufacturers produced these cards] 3dfx Voodoo³ 3dfx Voodoo4 3dfx Voodoo5 If your graphics card is not listed above, then it is not compatible with this renderer. IT WILL NOT WORK!! If your card is listed above, and you still have problems, then make sure you are using the latest 3dfx reference drivers for your graphics card (NOT the inbuild OS drivers, as these do not support Glide). 3dfx never released drivers for WindowsXP, so you have to use one of the hacked driver sets available to enable Glide support.
  21. Version 1.2

    1,859 downloads

    Please Note: This file is already included in the latest version of the Zinc frontend, Zenith. These are OpenGL and D3D renderers for the Zinc emulator.
  22. Version 1.6

    1,247 downloads

    Please Note: This file is already included in the latest version of the Zinc frontend, Zenith. Winterblast input controller is a plugin for Zinc.
  23. Version 03/03/2006

    560 downloads

    Please Note: This file is already included in the latest version of the Zinc frontend, Zenith. R.Belmont, the author of ZiNc, has released a test DLL that will let zinc run the system 11 games faster! Here's what he said:
  24. Version 1.0.1.0

    860 downloads

    This is a snapshots pack to display all the Zinc games for the Zinc frontend, Zenith.
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