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Title: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: AKKuya on January 09, 2020, 04:27:01 PM
Thanks to Ciaphas,  :salute he has began building a website :Learn Aces High 3.  This website will be host to an organized training video regiment for new players.  The approach is taking a new player who knows nothing about the game and teach them from beginning to eventual play in the main Arenas.  This will take dozens of videos in separate categories for a comprehensive tutorial.

I am placing an open call for players to upload training videos into YouTube for a hyperlink into the website.  Each video should be a single topic explanation.  Each video should be done in a clear and calm voice.  Most videos should be 2 to 3 minutes in length with longer videos associated to more complex flight instruction (advanced videos).

Preliminary videos for right now.

1) What is Aces High?
- hitech creations website address
- describe the game briefly
- show the forum BB
- describe the associated hardware to play the game optimally (flight control stick and headset)
- how to navigate the website (longer video if needed)
- how to download the game
- how to install the game

2) How to play Offline?
- how to start the game
- how to start Offline (free play)
- how to navigate the game through the Clipboard
- how to navigate the Hangar aircraft choices
- how to select aircraft, fuel, and weapons
- how to auto launch an aircraft

3) How to adjust settings?
- how to use the Clipboard
- how to....

4) How to use the radios?
- text channels
- vox channels

5) How to land an aircraft?
- ...

6) How to rearm/refuel an aircraft?
- ...

7) How to set convergence?
- ...

8) How to calibrate bombsight?
- ...

8) How to choose terrains?
- ...

9) How to read the clipboard maps?
- ...

10) How to read the E6B?
- ...

11) How to understand the terrain map?
- ...


This is all before we want them to join the online action.  There is room for so many more training videos.  By the time they go through this, they should be very comfortable to learn the advanced parts of the game.

How to play Online?

12) What are the arenas?
- ...

13) How to switch countries?
- ...

14 ) How to join a squad?
- ...

15 ) How to start a squad?
- ...

16) What is ENY?
- ...

17) What are perkie points?
- ...

18) What are dot commands?
- ...

19)  What is ACM?
- ...



Right now, 1 through 3 are the most needed and the rest later on.  Post the links to your videos here.  It will be a few days before the website is live. 

Once the website is published and operational, then it will need links to social media.

 :salute
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 09, 2020, 04:53:52 PM
You can save a little effort by linking the current AH help videos so you don't waste time duplicating the same information.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: svaalbar on January 09, 2020, 07:17:05 PM
I'll make a short demo video of taking off and landing. I just did a trial run and it took me about 5-7 minutes. Im interested. I used to make a lot of videos on YouTube, mainly for a game called Skyrim.

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Slate on January 10, 2020, 12:06:38 PM
  I like it!  :salute
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: ccvi on January 12, 2020, 04:07:00 AM
A limitation I feel exists with some raw training videos is that they are about as entertaining as an officer reading your rights. I get that the idea is to transport information. But where youtube (and the people putting videos there) trick you into watching the next over and over, the feeling training videos create can easily be one of not wanting to watch another one. Ideally, it should be entertaining enough for someone who is not interested in playing to keep watching.

(youtube sometimes manages to do this with topics I'm not interested in, but most videos about anything flight-simulators have the opposite effect.)

On the long list of training topics above the most important one is missing: The war that is going on, with strategies how to fight it. Field capture and defense strategies, resupply, strat targes, porking and how to make the other two countries fight eachother, sneaking fields, reading intentions from the information the map provides, relevance of local superioriy, synchronizing down-times, how to hide GVs and pilots and how to find them, hiding carriers, ...

Without this, there isn't even a reason to take off.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: AKKuya on January 12, 2020, 04:24:14 AM
A limitation I feel exists with some raw training videos is that they are about as entertaining as an officer reading your rights. I get that the idea is to transport information. But where youtube (and the people putting videos there) trick you into watching the next over and over, the feeling training videos create can easily be one of not wanting to watch another one. Ideally, it should be entertaining enough for someone who is not interested in playing to keep watching.

(youtube sometimes manages to do this with topics I'm not interested in, but most videos about anything flight-simulators have the opposite effect.)

On the long list of training topics above the most important one is missing: The war that is going on, with strategies how to fight it. Field capture and defense strategies, resupply, strat targes, porking and how to make the other two countries fight eachother, sneaking fields, reading intentions from the information the map provides, relevance of local superioriy, synchronizing down-times, how to hide GVs and pilots and how to find them, hiding carriers, ...

Without this, there isn't even a reason to take off.


They are important and advanced  things to know.  We're focusing on the ones coming off the street and knowing nothing about the game.  Don't know how to fly a plane.

Those advanced issues are the ones way down the road once there is enough information to get the new player online in the arenas and able to play the game without not understanding why they die all the time.

Baby steps.  Learning the complex keyboard controls, text commands, flight control stick, personalize settings.
Toddler running. Playing in Main Arena, using vox and text channels, using BB forum, joining a mission or squad.
Running with the Big Dogs.  Everything you mentioned in your post plus more.

You will see in the long run how positive this will be.  It might take a few months to see some growth.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: ccvi on January 12, 2020, 04:44:07 AM
Creating motivation by providing a reason to die for is needed before strategies to avoid dieing.

A reason to learn complex keyboard commands is needed before the commands themselves.
 
Otherwise it ends up to be just boring information, that will only be consumed by someone already having an idea why the information is needed, actively looking for it. For that person a simple reference to Shaw's book will work, no need for a new website.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: pembquist on January 12, 2020, 12:01:29 PM
I think a good PDF of the default keyboard commands prominently available would be a good idea. I couldn't find the defaults on the website without a confusing search so I used a google search. The list on the website isn't helpful in that you have to be on the website to read it. I am thinking that it is much easier to start out if you have a sheet of paper with everything on it as it is way too complex to look them up in game if you don't know what you are doing. After all what do you need to start playing? You need to know what button to push.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 12, 2020, 12:07:30 PM
If you look at the keymapper you'll see all the keyboard commands while in the game.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: svaalbar on January 12, 2020, 07:27:06 PM
I've done a few "trial" runs of taking off for a new player. One difficulty is just the time limit. Takes about 8min for instruction on selecting base, then good beginner plane (spitfire mark 16 in this case), taking off with auto pilot, different auto pilot modes (speed, angle, level, etc) then returning to base and landing.

One difficulty is that most people will probably play for the first few times without a joystick. Maybe they might use a mouse or game controller (xbox), so I was thinking of demoing the gameplay with a mouse, but I can't fly at all with that thing since I have a joystick and totally not used to mouse flying.

I also did two resup tutorials in m3 and c47 for AAA resupping and they are 5 and 8ish minutes respectively. I could upload them but they were a one-take draft video and not the best.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Trev95 on January 12, 2020, 08:10:40 PM
Svaalbar, try cutting the video into snipits.  You would be amazed about how much "dead space" you really have.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: pembquist on January 13, 2020, 09:29:24 AM
If you look at the keymapper you'll see all the keyboard commands while in the game.

What is your point?

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Spikes on January 13, 2020, 09:35:27 AM
If you look at the keymapper you'll see all the keyboard commands while in the game.
Additionally the website page can be printed to PDF or printed out as well...
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: pembquist on January 13, 2020, 09:56:01 AM
I am not going to argue that the information is not available. I am not even going to argue that about the merit of having a list of key commands prominently and easily available for print out in a form optimized for use while learning the game. I am only going to state that of the two people I got to try the game both complained about the difficulty of finding out what button did what.

IL2 has the same problem:https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/11026-command-list/ (https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/11026-command-list/)
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Spikes on January 13, 2020, 10:12:48 AM
I guess I don't know what else we as a community can do. The info is available in the game and on the website and is available to put into any format someone wants it.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 11:16:13 AM
What is your point?

Point is all the default keymaps are available in game in the same place you go to set up your controllers. You can even see them in VR, unlike a piece of paper.

In WO:P they're on the clipboard so that's obviously a possibility in AH3.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: hitech on January 13, 2020, 02:25:21 PM
While in flight you can also click help, at the top of the help is List key commands.

If you wish to print them hit the B key to open in browser then you can print them.

HiTech
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 02:29:23 PM
I've seen that and forgot about it.  :bhead

Old.  :old:
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 02:54:34 PM
While in flight you can also click help, at the top of the help is List key commands.

If you wish to print them hit the B key to open in browser then you can print them.

HiTech

This is a good thing to have permanently attached somewhere on the clipboard to be seen.   If it can be done in a subtle way.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 04:16:27 PM
Logic.

I need help.

Click Help.   :D
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: pembquist on January 13, 2020, 06:55:43 PM
You can even see them in VR, unlike a piece of paper.

You have a point there about VR.

I can only speak from my experience and that experience is that looking up key commands in game when you are new at it is a bit of a catch 22 and also either covers your view with menu or takes you out of the cockpit assuming you know where to even look. It is not uncommon in  AH to print out base maps, players have edited and distributed base maps; you don't need to print out base maps to see them as they are available in game. Is the fact that you don't need to print out base maps to see them an argument against making them easy to print out?

What I have noticed in playing AH IL2 a little bit of WT is that with AH it is something like 4 clicks of the mouse to get from the desktop into the air while the other 2 games there was a lot of meandering and waiting. By the same token if I am trying out this new AH game trying to fly with a mouse and I want to put my flaps down or my gear up or start the autopilot it is a lot easier if I can look at a piece of paper than it is to just somehow know that I can press the ESC key and then guess my way to the right screen and back hoping I haven't crashed.

I tried the help button and it did not work as described. When I opened the B for browser the link for key commands did not work.



Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 08:26:14 PM
To see the key commands with the Help button you have to be in flight, or at least in an aircraft or vehicle, like Hitech said. He's very precise with language.

The Help button is context sensitive and is a work in progress so more content is being added.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 08:35:13 PM
To see the key commands with the Help button you have to be in flight, or at least in an aircraft or vehicle, like Hitech said. He's very precise with language.

The Help button is context sensitive and is a work in progress so more content is being added.

Okay now, even he is going to laugh at that.  We all know how he is famous for being a great speller.  HEE HEE.   :P :cheers: :banana: :neener:

JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 13, 2020, 08:44:50 PM
Okay now, even he is going to laugh at that.  We all know how he is famous for being a great speller.  HEE HEE.   :P :cheers: :banana: :neener:

JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


English doesn't compile.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 08:57:51 PM

English doesn't compile.

I always figure grammar and spelling are to Hitech what power chords are to Skuzzy.   :rofl :banana: :D :neener: :banana:

(It's good to laugh once in awhile.)
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 09:28:25 PM
Hitech has explained his spelling. He is concise and logical and precise with language.

You would benefit from reading everybody carefully and thoughtfully instead of always looking for things to criticize.

Reacting emotionally and rationalizing your opinion as always correct wastes whatever intelligence you have.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 13, 2020, 09:35:02 PM
(It's good to laugh once in awhile.)

Hitech never laughs.

Although he sometimes bares his teeth in what I assume is a primate aggression display.

(https://livinglinkscenterblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/chimp_canines.jpg)

Some might mistake that for a laugh.

:noid 
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 09:38:55 PM
Hitech is serious about work. 

This is not a hobby for him.

Is that so hard to understand?

I think the sharks with laser beams speak for his sense of humor.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 13, 2020, 09:41:02 PM
Hitech is serious about work. 

This is not a hobby for him.

Is that so hard to understand?



Wow.  You must be a lot of fun at parties.

Has anyone ever made the mistake of inviting you to one?

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Mongoose on January 13, 2020, 09:41:13 PM
  I started writing a new pilot's guide some time ago.  I have revised it a couple of times, and recently made a suggestion of posting my quick start guide on the main page of the web site.  I wasn't trying to get my name in lights, I was just trying to help. Then I went back and looked through the training pages, and I found that a lot of what I was writing was already there.  The problem is getting new players to read it.  There is plenty of good training material already written.  The problem is putting it where new players can find it easily.  The next problem will be getting them to actually read it.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 09:59:35 PM
Hitech has explained his spelling. He is concise and logical and precise with language.

I guess I never read any "explanation" other than sometimes he uses voice-to-text.


Quote
You would benefit from reading everybody carefully and thoughtfully instead of always looking for things to criticize.

On WHAT PLANET is my *JOKE* a criticism? 



Quote
Reacting emotionally and rationalizing your opinion as always correct wastes whatever intelligence you have.

The only emotion I used was joy in the form of humor.    Lighten up, Francis.   Yeeesh.


(Can't wait to see the rationalization in response.)

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 10:01:31 PM


Wow.  You must be a lot of fun at parties.

Has anyone ever made the mistake of inviting you to one?

Yeah, I mean, the fact that you can't even joke around any more explains why every topic posted devolves into a mudslinging contest.   Good grief.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 10:02:25 PM
  I started writing a new pilot's guide some time ago.  I have revised it a couple of times, and recently made a suggestion of posting my quick start guide on the main page of the web site.  I wasn't trying to get my name in lights, I was just trying to help. Then I went back and looked through the training pages, and I found that a lot of what I was writing was already there.  The problem is getting new players to read it.  There is plenty of good training material already written.  The problem is putting it where new players can find it easily.  The next problem will be getting them to actually read it.

What I recall from reading it is that you were presenting the information in a more informal manner which might be easier for people to read. It was a good first effort.  :aok
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 10:09:02 PM
I guess I never read any "explanation" other than sometimes he uses voice-to-text.


On WHAT PLANET is my *JOKE* a criticism? 



The only emotion I used was joy in the form of humor.    Lighten up, Francis.   Yeeesh.


(Can't wait to see the rationalization in response.)

I was speaking generally but you and cpt trips both illustrate my point.

As for Hitech his brain is different. He literally doesn't see words like we do. 
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 13, 2020, 10:17:49 PM
I was speaking generally but you and cpt trips both illustrate my point.

As for Hitech his brain is different. He literally doesn't see words like we do.

Relax FLS.  Have a cold one.  This one's for you.  (Sorry Budweiser  ;))

(http://www.greatlakesbeer.com/glb/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Pompous-Ass-Poster-2018-665x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 10:20:57 PM
I was speaking generally but you and cpt trips both illustrate my point.

As for Hitech his brain is different. He literally doesn't see words like we do.

Well, I wasn't aware of this either.   If you are referring to something like dyslexia then I can sympathize.  I have a dyslexic son.   He's a rock star in the Army.  He has become an avid and prolific reader.   Very smart kid and I couldn't be more proud.

Hopefully it's not that but if it is then I am sorry for kidding about it.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 13, 2020, 10:23:12 PM
Recall my earlier advice. Stick to game issues and stop arguing.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 10:24:03 PM
Recall my earlier advice. Stick to game issues and stop arguing.

Again....here you go.  Who is arguing? 
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 13, 2020, 10:28:40 PM
I shouldn't be mean.  I should have compassion for FLS.

Can I just buy you this as a friendship gift?

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61SzTI5rwbL.jpg)
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 10:29:08 PM
You are so going to hell for that one.   :rofl :neener:
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 11:27:38 PM
Logic.

I need help.

Click Help.   :D

Uh huh.   

I just got a PM from a guy who has played longer than I have and said he never heard of any of this before.   If he canít find it a noob wonít either.   

But by all means justify eliminating anything that makes helping the player easier.   Thatís a surefire method to achieve success.    :aok

To see the key commands with the Help button you have to be in flight, or at least in an aircraft or vehicle...

My point exactly. 

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 11:29:33 PM
I think a good PDF of the default keyboard commands prominently available would be a good idea. I couldn't find the defaults on the website without a confusing search so I used a google search. The list on the website isn't helpful in that you have to be on the website to read it. I am thinking that it is much easier to start out if you have a sheet of paper with everything on it as it is way too complex to look them up in game if you don't know what you are doing. After all what do you need to start playing? You need to know what button to push.

Agreed.    The key mapper is not the easiest thing to grasp for a new player.   It can be overwhelming. 
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 13, 2020, 11:30:37 PM
I am not going to argue that the information is not available. I am not even going to argue that about the merit of having a list of key commands prominently and easily available for print out in a form optimized for use while learning the game. I am only going to state that of the two people I got to try the game both complained about the difficulty of finding out what button did what.

IL2 has the same problem:https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/11026-command-list/ (https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/11026-command-list/)


Everything is fine with it as-is.  Just ask FLS.   :old:
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Ciaphas on January 13, 2020, 11:40:03 PM
Hitech has explained his spelling. He is concise and logical and precise with language.

You would benefit from reading everybody carefully and thoughtfully instead of always looking for things to criticize.

Reacting emotionally and rationalizing your opinion as always correct wastes whatever intelligence you have.

I do believe that you need to do the same thing FLS. It's almost as if you are constantly wanting there to be a problem when one doesn't exist. You then revert to passive aggressive statements to irritate the recipient while trying to maintain a false moral high ground.

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: pembquist on January 14, 2020, 12:02:31 AM
I went back to try the help button again this evening, when I tried it this afternoon my computer didn't have its controls hooked up and was on a monitor of a different size so it was in micro type. I was in flight and I either did not realize that the link to key commands on the ingame window was a link or else I clicked it and it didn't do anything, quite possibly the former. The link however does not work in the browser that opens when you hit the B button in the window that opens when you press the Help button while in flight, I expected it to. You must press the link first, then open the browser from the new window with the key commands in it. If you close the ingame window that has the control set up(key commands) and die or whatever you cannot open it again untill you are in flight.

This is the best implementation of a command list that I, (in my admittedly limited experience,) have seen. It is almost perfect in my view. The problems that I see with it are that it is only available in flight, it should be available in any help window, (until you had some stuff memorized you would want to be able to access it really easily, maybe even outside of the help menu, right on the clipboard.) It should be a little more prominent and clear that the text in the first help window is a link, it looks kind of like a heading above the stuff below so it is a little confusing. Maybe it could explain that you can open it in a browser by pressing B, (the lag in the little identifier when you mouse over the B makes it easy to miss,) and that you can print it out. Frankly I think this as good as a print out and would be substantially better than a print out if the window could be opened at anytime or even minimized while retaining scroll position sort of like the text buffer. I would make it as easy to find as possible, but that is me. It really is remarkably good.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: guncrasher on January 14, 2020, 12:42:16 AM
Uh huh.   

I just got a PM from a guy who has played longer than I have and said he never heard of any of this before.   If he canít find it a noob wonít either.   

But by all means justify eliminating anything that makes helping the player easier.   Thatís a surefire method to achieve success.    :aok

My point exactly.

what help button?

i know some new guys ask for help in the help radio comms, but 1/2 the time they ask for things like troops or supplies.


semp
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 14, 2020, 06:22:50 AM
It's a new feature. Aces High is constantly updated and improved. It's on the top left corner of the clipboard.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 14, 2020, 06:33:27 AM
Well, I wasn't aware of this either.   If you are referring to something like dyslexia then I can sympathize.  I have a dyslexic son.   He's a rock star in the Army.  He has become an avid and prolific reader.   Very smart kid and I couldn't be more proud.

Hopefully it's not that but if it is then I am sorry for kidding about it.

Dyslexia is pretty common. My understanding is that Hitech has a very rare condition.


Everything is fine with it as-is.  Just ask FLS.   :old:

This is a false representation. I've never said that.

 
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: TWCAxew on January 14, 2020, 06:46:37 AM
Dyslexia is pretty common. My understanding is that Hitech has a very rare condition.

Well dyslexia comes in many forms and shapes. Some people have it but just a little and other have it bad, very bad. I am lucky to have a somewhat mild form of dyslexia.

In my school years it was no fun, earning F's for grammar sucks after studying weeks on the test.

Dutch
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: FLS on January 14, 2020, 07:36:54 AM
We usually don't know what other people are dealing with. But if we play nice together it doesn't matter.

I've always been good at logic and language but when I started school in this country i didn't speak any english.

That was a rough day.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 08:08:42 AM
We usually don't know what other people are dealing with. But if we play nice together it doesn't matter.

I've always been good at logic and language but when I started school in this country i didn't speak any english.

That was a rough day.

Some would say you still don't speak English.     :rofl :neener: :banana:
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: guncrasher on January 14, 2020, 08:40:06 AM
Some would say you still don't speak English.     :rofl :neener: :banana:

they say the same about me. was gonna quote the man but i don't remember exactly what he said. when somebody made fun of his spelling.

semp
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: hitech on January 14, 2020, 08:45:22 AM

I tried the help button and it did not work as described. When I opened the B for browser the link for key commands did not work.

Click the link first. Then in the new window press the B. The key list is generated by AH from your current mapping, hence no way to have a browser generate it.

HiTech
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 09:11:40 AM
they say the same about me. was gonna quote the man but i don't remember exactly what he said. when somebody made fun of his spelling.

semp

Well, to be fair, I thought he made fun of his own spelling, hence why I joked about it.  My bad.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 09:19:05 AM
Well, to be fair, I thought he made fun of his own spelling, hence why I joked about it.  My bad.

You mean like in his forum avatar?

It's been my experience that Hitech has quite a broad sense of humor, unlike a certain unnamed toxic fart that hangs over this this forum, fouling it on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: TWCAxew on January 14, 2020, 09:36:28 AM
unlike a certain unnamed toxic fart that hangs over this this forum, fouling it on a daily basis.

Sorry :uhoh
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 09:43:47 AM
Sorry :uhoh

Seriously dude.   Lay off the lutefisk for a while.  :noid
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: guncrasher on January 14, 2020, 09:49:25 AM
You mean like in his forum avatar?

It's been my experience that Hitech has quite a broad sense of humor, unlike a certain unnamed toxic fart that hangs over this this forum, fouling it on a daily basis.

you just reminded me if that quote,  "you arrogant..." or was it " you pompous ..." or was it "you arrogant pompous..."

damn it thought i had it.  keep typing  cptrips.


semp
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 09:55:38 AM
you just reminded me if that quote,  "you arrogant..." or was it " you pompous ..." or was it "you arrogant pompous..."

damn it thought i had it.  keep typing  cptrips.


semp

I forgot about the mini-fart. 

Did you type that with your feet? Or have you been falling down publicly intoxicated again and breaking more appendages?

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: hitech on January 14, 2020, 10:03:03 AM
Did you type that with your feet? Or have you been falling down publicly intoxicated again and breaking more appendages?

You do realize those 2 statements are | and not ^ ?

HiTech
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 10:03:15 AM
You mean like in his forum avatar?

It's been my experience that Hitech has quite a broad sense of humor, unlike a certain unnamed toxic fart that hangs over this this forum, fouling it on a daily basis.

I agree.   

Hitech has always had a good sense of humor which is why I made the joke.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 10:10:07 AM
You do realize those 2 statements are | and not ^ ?

HiTech

I would have expected logical rather than bitwise.  ;)

Regardless, it is true that many lower forms of primate are as adept with their feet as their hands.   
Drunk or sober.

:D

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: hitech on January 14, 2020, 10:13:27 AM
I agree.   

Hitech has always had a good sense of humor which is why I made the joke.

I did not find your supposed joke amusing in any way.


HiTech
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 10:39:04 AM
I did not find your supposed joke amusing in any way.


HiTech


Well, what can I say other than sorry?   No offense was meant*.    I was just bouncing off comments like the following because you've joked about it before.   This was the context in which I was writing, posted here for clarity of intent:


scottydawg: Didn't think you were when you posted, but if you had I would not have taken offense. Even I make fun of my spelling.

I don't think there are enough teachers in the world to accomplish your request.:)

But per the first question.

Coad =code I.E. program with joke that most programers spelling is less then stellar.

HiTech


I just assumed it was a programmer stereotype/inside joke.  I even thought COAD was something all programmers said (kinda like gamers say PWN).    My apologies.  :salute


__
* https://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,398883.msg5287645.html#msg5287645

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 11:33:53 AM
Well dyslexia comes in many forms and shapes. Some people have it but just a little and other have it bad, very bad. I am lucky to have a somewhat mild form of dyslexia.

In my school years it was no fun, earning F's for grammar sucks after studying weeks on the test.

Dutch


I had a very very mild form when I was very young.  I remember having to get special testing.  I eventually grew out of mine. 

It would be interesting study to see what percentage of programmers have had some form relative to the general population.  I did read somewhere that programmers have a disproportionate  population of left-handers.

We also have statistically larger "joysticks" than average.  At least that is the rumor I am starting.  :noid





Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 11:44:57 AM
I do believe that you need to do the same thing FLS. It's almost as if you are constantly wanting there to be a problem when one doesn't exist. You then revert to passive aggressive statements to irritate the recipient while trying to maintain a false moral high ground.


Nailed it.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: guncrasher on January 14, 2020, 12:04:10 PM
[quote  (kinda like gamers say PWN).   
[/quote]

actually if i remember correctly that phrase was coined in this game years ago.  can't remember the name.


semp
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 12:05:46 PM


Quote
  (kinda like gamers say PWN).   


actually if i remember correctly that phrase was coined in this game years ago.  can't remember the name.


semp

I don't think it started here.   I am fairly sure I heard it before even WBs came out.   Some sources say it came from some WARCRAFT-like game in the early 90s but I can't recall which.   Others claim it is from the 1960s.   If it did start here that would be pretty epic, though.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: hitech on January 14, 2020, 12:20:53 PM
Dyslexia is something that was not known when I was in school. Until the invention of spell checkers and word processing writing anything was extremely difficult.   Many times I can not spell a word close enough to its correct spelling for a spell checker to find the correct word.

What I always find strange is that I read  50 to 100 books a year. But words only go one way, reading a word 1000 times would not increase my ability to spell it 10 minutes later. In helping my daughters with their home work, 1st and 3rd grade, many times I can not be sure if they spelled the word correctly with out checking the list.

After reading about Dyslexia  later in life it was fun to see other high functioning dyslexic people like my self describe how spell checkers changed their life.  As an example to graduate collage ,University of  Northern Iowa had a writing competency exam. You had to write a 2 page paper on some subject in a 2 hour test. (this is pre-computers). For me to pass the test I spent about 15 minutes writing the paper and the remaining time checking almost every word in the dictionary.

Today if I was writing on a computer the test would be simple.

In grade school to be able to get a D on a spelling test required at least 2 hours before school the day of the test trying to memorize the words. It is very normal for me to be able to spell a word correctly and then 1 minute later not be able to spell the same word again.

What happens when writing is that you learn to choose different words then you world prefer simply because you can spell them.

So why I didn't find Vraciu joke amusing was because he assumes using precise language (which I try hard to do) and spelling have anything to do with each other.


HiTech

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 12:46:17 PM
Dyslexia is something that was not known when I was in school. Until the invention of spell checkers and word processing writing anything was extremely difficult.   Many times I can not spell a word close enough to its correct spelling for a spell checker to find the correct word.

What I always find strange is that I read  50 to 100 books a year. But words only go one way, reading a word 1000 times would not increase my ability to spell it 10 minutes later. In helping my daughters with their home work, 1st and 3rd grade, many times I can not be sure if they spelled the word correctly with out checking the list.

After reading about Dyslexia  later in life it was fun to see other high functioning dyslexic people like my self describe how spell checkers changed their life.  As an example to graduate collage ,University of  Northern Iowa had a writing competency exam. You had to write a 2 page paper on some subject in a 2 hour test. (this is pre-computers). For me to pass the test I spent about 15 minutes writing the paper and the remaining time checking almost every word in the dictionary.

Today if I was writing on a computer the test would be simple.

In grade school to be able to get a D on a spelling test required at least 2 hours before school the day of the test trying to memorize the words. It is very normal for me to be able to spell a word correctly and then 1 minute later not be able to spell the same word again.

What happens when writing is that you learn to choose different words then you world prefer simply because you can spell them.

So why I didn't find Vraciu joke amusing was because he assumes using precise language (which I try hard to do) and spelling have anything to do with each other.


HiTech


Wow.  Thanks for sharing all that.   That story hits close to home with me.

It reminds of my son.  When he was little he resisted reading and I would get impatient with him about it.   His mom insisted he had dyslexia and I said no, he's just being a brat.   I finally sat down with him and drew letters like E and numbers like 3, etc. and asked him to copy what I had written.  He would write them backwards.   That was a real lightbulb moment.   

I felt absolutely terrible and immediately found the most experienced private tutor for him I could afford.   He eventually wound up making all As and Bs (they also put him as diagnosed with dyslexia so he could not be punished for it, which is one of the rare good things that education has changed in the years since I was in school).   Reading is not a frustration for him any more, thank Gawd.

Well done for kicking arse in the face of such a challenge.  I had no idea.   My hat is off to you.    :salute

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 01:00:35 PM

After reading about Dyslexia  later in life it was fun to see other high functioning dyslexic people like my self describe how spell checkers changed their life. 



LoL.  I was just about to say that.  If I had to hand-write everything, I'd be fk'ed.  You couldn't read my writing and it would be horribly misspelled.

Spell checkers have been a life saver for me.  I never had much trouble with punctuation.  There is a logic to punctuation.  There is little to spelling.  Silent letters?  English truly doesn't compile.

People sometimes say spell-checkers make people lazy, they have greatly improved my spelling over the years.  It's like a tutor standing over your shoulder watching every second, correcting you.  However, I still can never spell "guarantee"  right the first time even after all these years.  There is something evil about that word.



Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: TWCAxew on January 14, 2020, 01:11:16 PM
I can very much relate to what Hitech is saying. However i am much younger than Hitech so i got some extra guidance in school which honestly helped very little. Just in this sentence i had to correct 7 words with the spelling checker.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: hitech on January 14, 2020, 01:11:45 PM

LoL.  I was just about to say that.  If I had to hand-write everything, I'd be fk'ed.  You couldn't read my writing and it would be horribly misspelled.

Spell checkers have been a life saver for me.  I never had much trouble with punctuation.  There is a logic to punctuation.  There is little to spelling.  Silent letters?  English truly doesn't compile.

People sometimes say spell-checkers make people lazy, they have greatly improved my spelling over the years.  It's like a tutor standing over your shoulder watching every second, correcting you.  However, I still can never spell "guarantee"  right the first time even after all these years.  There is something evil about that word.

I bet you also spell better typing. Seems like the muscle memory kicks in and helps.

HiTech
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: AKKuya on January 14, 2020, 01:24:03 PM
It wasn't until 2000 during my first trip to the Philippines. That, I didn't truly understand for an individual suffering from dyslexia or even worse, the ability to not read words.  When I was in a foreign country looking at signage everywhere in a foreign language.  looking at words and not knowing what they mean.

We take reading for granted. 

Almost 30 years after high school, grammar and punctuation tends to fall to the wayside.  In this computer world, spell check is very handy and the little line underneath words typed helps you with the rollover of the mouse that the sentence isn't correct.

This is great conversation.  Back on point, anybody working on some videos?  I'm still finishing some CM stuff (almost completed).  Then, I'll turn my attention to the training videos.  By that time, the website should be up and running.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 01:27:33 PM
I bet you also spell better typing. Seems like the muscle memory kicks in and helps.

HiTech

Absolutely.  I think part of that is I can type much faster than I can hand-write.  When I hand-write, if I am trying to make it actually legible, I end up multi-threading and my thoughts are 3 sentences ahead of my hand and the writing thread just start throwing out gibberish in a desperate attempt to catch-up.   ;)  When I type, I can keep up with my thoughts enough that I can spare a few more CPU cycles for consider spelling.   

Typing also has a more discrete nature so it is more like memorizing piano key stroke patterns.  I don't so much spell as play back the finger movements.

Still, I generally just throw out what I'm writing regardless of errors until I complete my thought/paragraph and then go back through and fix all the red stuff.  Like fixing a bunch of compile errors.  (Thank Cod for intellisense BTW.   :D)





Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 01:29:55 PM
It wasn't until 2000 during my first trip to the Philippines. That, I didn't truly understand for an individual suffering from dyslexia or even worse, the ability to not read words.  When I was in a foreign country looking at signage everywhere in a foreign language.  looking at words and not knowing what they mean.

We take reading for granted. 

Almost 30 years after high school, grammar and punctuation tends to fall to the wayside.  In this computer world, spell check is very handy and the little line underneath words typed helps you with the rollover of the mouse that the sentence isn't correct.

This is great conversation.  Back on point, anybody working on some videos?  I'm still finishing some CM stuff (almost completed).  Then, I'll turn my attention to the training videos.  By that time, the website should be up and running.

I'm kinda amazed at how many people in this thread alone deal with dyslexia.    :salute
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 01:34:58 PM
I'm kinda amazed at how many people in this thread alone deal with dyslexia.    :salute

Well, to clarify, I don't deal with dyslexia currently. 
I was tested for it very young and told I had a mild form.  I remember them telling me letters were  backwards and looking at it and honestly not seeing the difference. 
I guess I grew out of it though, or was mis-diagnosed. 
Maybe I was just lazy.   ;)

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: hitech on January 14, 2020, 01:42:14 PM
BTW I now have HTML showing in the briefing room, and hence you will be able to embed videos and html code into missions, or link to external sights but I would prefer most being embedded (unless on HTC sights) do to the possibility of sight changes.

And doing a build from source for chrome embedded framework so it would play mp4's is a major PITA.

HiTech
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 01:42:47 PM
The way the human brain parses worse is truly weird anyway.  As long as the first and last letter are correct, the brain can untangle about 85% even if the rest is mangled.  Have you ever seen stuff like this?

Quote
I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.


That's pretty close to the first draft of anything I type.   :D


Sorry Kuya.    :D
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 14, 2020, 01:43:49 PM
BTW I now have HTML showing in the briefing room, and hence you will be able to embed videos and html code into missions, or link to external sights but I would prefer most being embedded (unless on HTC sights) do to the possibility of sight changes.

And doing a build from source for chrome embedded framework so it would play mp4's is a major PITA.

HiTech

That's very cool.  I want to try that.  Though I suspect embedding a video would make a mission an insanely large download.

And with the HTML, I guess there are similar issues with any externally referenced images.  I'm not an HTML expert.  Can images be base64 serialized directly into the HTML?


Hmmmm could it be coaded so that HTML images and video MUST be embedded or come from a Hitechcreations domain?  I guess I'm waiting for the briefing room curtain to open to an HTML redirect to ta porno vid.  Someone is going to do it.  :D  Though I guess they could just embed it too.

 

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: morfiend on January 14, 2020, 02:11:37 PM
Dyslexia is something that was not known when I was in school. Until the invention of spell checkers and word processing writing anything was extremely difficult.   Many times I can not spell a word close enough to its correct spelling for a spell checker to find the correct word.

What I always find strange is that I read  50 to 100 books a year. But words only go one way, reading a word 1000 times would not increase my ability to spell it 10 minutes later. In helping my daughters with their home work, 1st and 3rd grade, many times I can not be sure if they spelled the word correctly with out checking the list.

After reading about Dyslexia  later in life it was fun to see other high functioning dyslexic people like my self describe how spell checkers changed their life.  As an example to graduate collage ,University of  Northern Iowa had a writing competency exam. You had to write a 2 page paper on some subject in a 2 hour test. (this is pre-computers). For me to pass the test I spent about 15 minutes writing the paper and the remaining time checking almost every word in the dictionary.

Today if I was writing on a computer the test would be simple.

In grade school to be able to get a D on a spelling test required at least 2 hours before school the day of the test trying to memorize the words. It is very normal for me to be able to spell a word correctly and then 1 minute later not be able to spell the same word again.

What happens when writing is that you learn to choose different words then you world prefer simply because you can spell them.

So why I didn't find Vraciu joke amusing was because he assumes using precise language (which I try hard to do) and spelling have anything to do with each other.


HiTech


 I totally get this as it runs in my family. I struggled in school also and for me it was more reading than spelling,all those little words like them,they then,and if,etc. would tongue tie me. A teacher gave me a reading card with a slot cut into it so I wouldnt see words from the sentence above or below the one I was reading and it helped a great deal.

 I have 2 cousins who simply cant read because letters are backwards and mixed up.One used a dataset tape recorder to do his work,it was all done orally and the other simply got low scores and made his way through. My cousin who did the oral lessons is now a school teacher in France. They've come a long way since we were in school Dale!


    :salute
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 02:19:19 PM
Well, to clarify, I don't deal with dyslexia currently. 
I was tested for it very young and told I had a mild form.  I remember them telling me letters were  backwards and looking at it and honestly not seeing the difference. 
I guess I grew out of it though, or was mis-diagnosed. 
Maybe I was just lazy.   ;)

Well, when you figure it out let me know.   I'll be standing in the corner with my Dunce Cap on.  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Shuffler on January 14, 2020, 04:44:25 PM
It is amazing the things we all take for granted. We complain about the smallest of things around us....

Then we meet folks who deal with some issue, a very real issue, and they do it daily in their own way. It really makes our complaints so trivial.


I once complained for I had no shoes, until one day I met a man who had not feet.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: 100Coogn on January 14, 2020, 04:54:28 PM
Well, when you figure it out let me know.   I'll be standing in the corner with my Dunce Cap on.  :lipsrsealed:

No doubt.

Coogan
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 05:02:11 PM
No doubt.

Coogan

#TrollAlert

I really am flattered by all the attention from you, though.   :D
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 05:07:17 PM
It is amazing the things we all take for granted. We complain about the smallest of things around us....

Then we meet folks who deal with some issue, a very real issue, and they do it daily in their own way. It really makes our complaints so trivial.


I once complained for I had no shoes, until one day I met a man who had not feet.

Absolutely.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: 100Coogn on January 14, 2020, 05:17:58 PM
#TrollAlert

I really am flattered by all the attention from you, though.   :D

You should concern yourself with the attention your getting from others.  I'm just a nobody.

Coogan
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 06:51:07 PM
You should concern yourself with the attention your getting from others. I'm just a nobody.

Coogan

You said it not me.

Now if you'll kindly find someone else to pick on that would be outstanding.   :neener:

But seriously, have a good one.   :aok :cheers:
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: 100Coogn on January 14, 2020, 07:40:02 PM
You said it not me.

Now if you'll kindly find someone else to pick on that would be outstanding.   :neener:

But seriously, have a good one.   :aok :cheers:

Quite a subtle change with my quote.
You are good with editing posts, aren't you.

Coogan
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 07:46:08 PM
Quite a subtle change with my quote.
You are good with editing posts, aren't you.

Coogan

I think you misunderstand conventions on quoting posts, sir.
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: 100Coogn on January 14, 2020, 07:47:07 PM
I think you misunderstand conventions on quoting posts, sir.

Hardley.
I know an ankle-humper when I see one though.

Coogan
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 14, 2020, 07:49:20 PM
Hardley.
I know an ankle-humper when I see one though.

Coogan

 :aok
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: toddbobe on January 15, 2020, 02:28:04 PM
This is an EPIC idea!!!
May I suggest being very upfront that there is a steep learning curve. I suggest selling it as this is an adult simulation, not a game.
Todd
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: CptTrips on January 15, 2020, 02:29:44 PM
This is an EPIC idea!!!
May I suggest being very upfront that there is a steep learning curve. I suggest selling it as this is an adult simulation, not a game.
Todd

Or maybe adult stimulation.  Could be a whole new lucrative market.   Special hardware required.   :noid

Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: toddbobe on January 15, 2020, 03:29:08 PM
Or maybe adult stimulation.  Could be a whole new lucrative market.   Special hardware required.   :noid

OK OK you got me!
Todd
Title: Re: Learn Aces High 3 Video Submissions
Post by: Vraciu on January 15, 2020, 04:16:46 PM
Oh, geeze.   Lol.   :bolt: