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27: What is YOUR favorite operating system? at 10:44:55 AM 28/12/2014657930

jji7skyline wrote:

I don't think Vista is that bad, it's just that most people tried to run it on computers that were designed to run XP (Pentium 3/4, 256MB RAM, IGP).
Me either. I've used Vista for 5 years and there weren't any problems until about 2-3 years and our old computer probably ran with 2GB of RAM. Now I have 4GB of RAM on a Windows 8.1 PC.

Here's a little thing about what I have tried
  • Pre-Windows XP Versions (9.x, ME etc.) - I've never used those versions
    Windows XP - We used it at school for years.
    Windows Vista - Used it for years - It's good, but one of our other XP computers only had 256MB RAM and ran XP very slowly (but it did have a Pentium Processor)
    Windows 7 - Great, but I've only used it at school.
    Windows 8.1 - That's what I'm using right now!

EDIT: I disliked Windows Vista mainly because it had shown the BSOD and I've never seen one before in real life, but that's nothing to worry about (expect that we had to buy a new PC)

GyroscopeBill wrote:

Yep, definitely Windows 7 for me. Although I'm round my grandparents' house on their computer, and sadly they have Windows Vista. A small part of me is slowly dying right now.

How much RAM does it have? Vista requires a minimum of 1GB of RAM to run WHEN IDLE!
Likes
NOTE: I haven't tried any Mac or Linux OS's. I've only used Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, but I've seen a lot of OS videos.
Windows 98 - I haven't tried it, but it looks pretty good! (Not to today's standards however)
Windows 8.1 - I'm used to it and it starts at the desktop, not the start screen
Windows 10 Techinal Preview - I have high hopes for Windows 10, start menu comes back and multiple desktops just like in some Linux distros
Mac OS X Yosemite - Looks good
Ubuntu 14.10 - A good linux distro, very popular.

Dislikes
Windows Vista - It needed a minimum of 1GB of RAM to run and development took a lot longer than expected.
Windows ME - Very buggy, but it did come with Movie Maker 1.0, which didn't have many features.
Windows 1.0 - Was a shell for MS-DOS and didn't boot automatically, you had to type in “Win” to start it. Windows could only snap together or become icons on the bar.

Favourites
They get their own boxes!
Windows 7
Even if I've only used this at a school, I find Windows 7 better than Vista in when it was launched and it's features
The Best Things:
Aero Shake (Get a couple of small windows on your screen, grab one of the windows, shake them around and all the other windows disappear
The Superbar which contains enlarged icons and if multiple windows of the same app are running, hover over the icon and you see all the windows!

Arch Linux
I've never used this, but it looks so cool! (Once you manage to get a GUI running instead of the bash command line)
The Best Things:
Flexibility - It only gives you the bare essentials, which seems like something to complain about, but it gives you a wide range of choices!
Not So Good Things:
Before I can have fun with a cool GUI, I have to learn some Bash commands

Anyway, that's my great post of what I think of a lot of OS's.
24: DnD_Master.py at 3:25:02 AM 26/12/2014653524
What language is that?
23: Scratch Version Archive at 2:10:47 AM 25/12/2014651736

cuddley wrote:

Maybe you should add mods.

I don't think we're going to add Scratch Mods. I wonder what djdolphin's reply will be.
1. Getting early versions of Scratch Mods will be pretty easy, I'll be so excited if we can get our hands on another Scratch 0.x version.
2. It's the “Scratch Version Archive”
3. Well, getting earlier versions of Mods might have a use.
4. Some mods don't have many versions released or are still in development
5. What mods would we get? (I'd suggest Explore, Bingo, Panther etc.)

NOTE: I've read something on the Scratch wiki and they said that 0.x versions of Scratch save as .scratch and not .sb Link to wiki article.

macadam wrote:

What is Raspberry Pi?
This is a Raspberry Pi

It's a type of computer that can run Scratch 1.4
21: Skewing Sprites in Costume Editor at 2:18:52 AM 24/12/2014649122

Superdoggy wrote:

CatsUnited wrote:

I would like the ability to skew objects in the vector costume editor to make 3D perspective using a costume much easier. Also, it would also skew circular objects because right now, I can only create a perspective with straight lines.

This likely will not happen - Scratch is not 3D and likely will never be (Is that so, Scratch Team? WHYYYYYY???? xD jk) however, for now, you can use this workaround. Beware that it is very clunky, but at least it works.

1. Put the vector object in the center of the stage so that you can see every part of it. Make sure that the other sprites are all hidden and that the background is a single colour that contrasts with the sprite.

2. Go into fullscreen mode. Take a screenshot, (PrntScr on some computers) and paste it into microsoft paint or an alike program. Crop the image to only the 460*380 region of the stage. Save as PNG.

3. Open in GIMP. First thing you should do is go to Windows>DockableDialogs and pick Tool Settings. Then go to Tools>SelectionTools and pick Select By Colour. See the tool settings? If you have a gradient to transparency in your image, you will want to set the transparency high, to 30 or something. If you have colours similar to your background in your image, set it low, like to 10 or 5. Then click and select a portion of the stage that is solid colour. Go to Colours>ColourToAlpha and use the colour picking option to select that same colour. Hit okay.

4. Go to Tools>TransformTools and pick Perspective Transformation. Change the perspective with this tool. The controls to it are extremely straightforward. Once you're done with it, hit okay, and once it's done, export the image to its original file (sometimes this option says overwrite rather than export). Make sure it is exported as PNG.

5. Open in inkscape. Go to Path>Trace bitmap and select the option Trace by Colours. Change the number of colours to what suits you best. There are a few other settings you can play around with to possibly improve your image. When you're ready, select your bitmap image (by clicking on it) and click Trace on the Bitmap Trace dialogue. Once you're done, Save it as a plain SVG (File>SaveAs).

6. Import into Scratch. Now, you have a still vector high quality image that you spent waaaay too much time on, but at least it's skewed to a 3D perspective! ;D What a shame it would be if you accidentally misjudged what angle you want it skewed at and have to redo it. (just kidding, though that has happened to me before)

Okay so there's my long and ridiculous guide to how to skew images in vector. There's probably an easier and more precise way but that's the way I know how to do. xD

At that point it actually might just be easier to practice your drawing skills and draw the 3D object by hand rather than skewing it. But at least there is a workaround in case you really want to skew images in Scratch.

Cyoce is going to nail me for this extremely long and complicated workaround I suggested. xD nah just kidding

Anyway, hope this helps! -Superdoggy

Why can't I just create a 3D looking room, export the costume as a .svg, go into Inkscape and add stuff there? Then I can send it to Scratch!
(I haven't downloaded Inkscape)
20: Skewing Sprites in Costume Editor at 10:32:40 AM 23/12/2014646670
I would like the ability to skew objects in the vector costume editor to make 3D perspective using a costume much easier. Also, it would also skew circular objects because right now, I can only create a perspective with straight lines.
19: Cenix/Ebunte Operating Systems at 9:39:48 AM 23/12/2014646588
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No support

You can already do that in the vector editor by changing the position of each point. Creating stick animations is easy in the vector. As for bitmap, It's a bit harder.
17: can you add this blocks back at 2:06:49 AM 22/12/2014643298
Support!

I find that those blocks will be useful, instead of having to check the amount of pixels in the costume editor, taking up more space (especially with raster costumes)
16: Dialogs! at 1:59:34 AM 22/12/2014643286
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15: Explore 3.4, Scratch mod at 7:28:25 AM 21/12/2014640824
Can you make a web browser using Explore 3.5? (Not controlling a web browser using Explore, I mean one that runs webpages IN EXPLORE!) I have 3.5 Alpha!

If not, when will it be available?

If so, HOW do I create one?

I hope it's here right now in Explore 3.5 Alpha!
14: Scratch Version Archive at 3:46:28 AM 20/12/2014638066

djdolphin wrote:

CatsUnited wrote:

If It took years to find Scratch 0.2, then I imagine that it'll take much longer to find 0.1. It may be hidden in the internet or in someone's hard drive. (Would the Scratch Team or somewhere at MIT have a copy of Scratch 0.1?).

Versions I want or already exist Scratch Version Archive (scratch.cf)
  • Scratch 0.1 - 2003 - Not on archive
    Scratch 0.2 - 2004 (MAS 714) - On archive
    Scratch 0.? - Early 2005 - Not on archive
    Scratch 0.? - Late 2005 - Not on archive
    Scratch 0.? or 1.0 Beta - 2006 - Not on Archive
    Scratch 1.0 - 2007 - On archive
    Scratch Experimental Viewer - 2010 - On Archive
    Scratch v44 - 2011? - On archive

I like Scratch, but I would like to see the history of Scratch. I've been amazed by Scratch and has shaped my life, but I joined on 2014 and I used Scratch 1.4 to Learn to use Scratch and when I saw Scratch 2.0, I was surprised. Djdolphin, your archive is amazing, but we've still have a long way to go (For finding Scratch 0.x versions)

define archive
forever

find [Scratch v]
end
Thanks! I asked mres, the creator of Scratch, about 0.1, and he referred me to johnm, the previous lead developer. I contacted him, but I didn't get a reply. There's probably is a copy of 0.1 lying around somewhere, and it's even more likely that someone has a copy of the 2006 beta.

Edit: According to this, early versions of Scratch came on CD-ROM. It would be awesome to find a Scratch CD, but that would probably be near impossible.

Another edit: I also found this article on a Squeak news mailing list a while ago. The author of that might still have the beta. I think this is his website.

WOW! Scratch on CD-ROM?

Also, I hope we can find some more Scratch 0.x versions

things I'd like :: events hat
Scratch [0.1 v] :: looks
Scratch [2005 version v] :: looks
Scratch [1.0 beta v] :: looks

It would be absolutely AMAZING to get a copy of Scratch 0.1, but we have a better chance getting the January 2005 version and The November 2006 1.0 Beta version.



Scratch in January 2005! (Looks a lot like 1.0!)
13: Scratch Version Archive at 2:39:46 AM 23/11/2014571454
If It took years to find Scratch 0.2, then I imagine that it'll take much longer to find 0.1. It may be hidden in the internet or in someone's hard drive. (Would the Scratch Team or somewhere at MIT have a copy of Scratch 0.1?).

Versions I want or already exist Scratch Version Archive (scratch.cf)
  • Scratch 0.1 - 2003 - Not on archive
    Scratch 0.2 - 2004 (MAS 714) - On archive
    Scratch 0.? - Early 2005 - Not on archive
    Scratch 0.? - Late 2005 - Not on archive
    Scratch 0.? or 1.0 Beta - 2006 - Not on Archive
    Scratch 1.0 - 2007 - On archive
    Scratch Experimental Viewer - 2010 - On Archive
    Scratch v44 - 2011? - On archive

I like Scratch, but I would like to see the history of Scratch. I've been amazed by Scratch and has shaped my life, but I joined on 2014 and I used Scratch 1.4 to Learn to use Scratch and when I saw Scratch 2.0, I was surprised. Djdolphin, your archive is amazing, but we've still have a long way to go (For finding Scratch 0.x versions)

define archive
forever

find [Scratch v]
end
11: Cenix/Ebunte Operating Systems at 7:15:45 AM 13/11/2014549834
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10: Cenix/Ebunte Operating Systems at 1:43:42 AM 8/11/2014538864
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9: Cenix/Ebunte Operating Systems at 7:50:36 AM 28/10/2014517126
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8: Explore 3.4, Scratch mod at 3:04:10 AM 30/8/2014424447
(constant [pi v])

+ delete

= ScratchScriptsMorph(Object)>>error:
ScratchScriptsMorph(Object)>>doesNotUnderstand:
ReporterBlockMorph(CommandBlockMorph)>>deleteMe
ReporterBlockMorph(CommandBlockMorph)>>rightButtonMenu
ReporterBlockMorph(BlockMorph)>>mouseDown:
HandMorph>>handleMouseDown:
HandMorph>>handleEvent:
HandMorph>>processEvents
in PasteUpMorph>>doOneCycleNow
Array(SequenceableCollection)>>do: