Progressive Rock. I love the stuff. I've been using this website as a guide for buying progressive rock albums to help build my collection, which consists of stuff by Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator, Marillion, Frank Zappa, and more.
I also wrote an article about Frank Zappa in hopes of getting more people interested in his work.
Yes, I like anime. I used to pretend I didn't, but I'm out now, and I greatly fear the alienation I might receive because of it.
I don't have a favorite anime, but I enjoyed Air TV, Ouran Host Club, xxxHolic, Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu!, Watamote, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and a few others I can't think of off the top of my head.
... But never speak of To-Love Ru in my presence.
Challenging platformers are the go-to genre for me, but I also like Strategy RPGs. I used to play fighting games a lot, but I get really flustered and shakey when under pressure so I eventually stopped. Occasionally, I'll read a Japanese visual novel. Aside from those, I usually only have passing interest in games nowadays.
That question is answered in great detail here
Markyjoe was a nickname my mother gave me when I was a kid. 1990 is my birthyear.
- EvilEggoWaffle - My older brother. Frequently joins me in playthroughs. Started a Crash Bandicoot 2 playthrough that was never finished.
- EnderSlicer12 - My younger brother. Known for closing the door in some of my videos. Uploads playthroughs on his channel fairly frequently.
- HughDaddy22 - One of my uncles. Makes sketch comedy.
- Miracle990 / Nalyx - My sister/brother/not sure anymore. Makes anime music videos. Joins me rarely on commentaries. I joined her in her first four videos.
That's Reisen Udongein Inaba from the Touhou Project series. She's a fictional crush of mine.
This explains why she appeals to me.
Additionally, I've written up about three posts explaining her character as well. Check 'em out if you're interested.
VirtualDub - Used with SCFH DSF and other capture software to record stuff on the computer screen. Also used for rendering videos. Free.
SCFH DSF - Used with VirtualDub to record stuff on the computer screen. Free.
Audacity - Audio Recording. Free.
Avisynth - Video Editing script. Free.
x264vfw - Compression Codec used with VirtualDub for rendering. Free.
Blue Yeti Microphone - One of the best. Try finding one for $80 - $100.
Blue Snowball - If the above microphone is too expensive for your tastes, try this one. It's just about as good, and much cheaper.
Koss Headphones - No Questions Asked Lifetime Guarentee. These are the ones I use, but they've gone up in price since then. You might wanna consider something else.
Koss UR-20 - Since the above headphones have gone up in price, consider these cheaper ones instead.
Dazzle DVD Recorder - Captures recordings off of a TV with RCA cables, which you'll need if you want to record older systems most of the time. Used with VirtualDub. Usually around $50.
Elgato - Captures recordings off of a TV with HDMI, which is the output used for most newer systems. Used with Open Broadcast Software. Usually around $150.
RCA Cable - Used for recording with my Dazzle. Dirt cheap, usually.
RCA Splitter Cables (Male to Dual Female) - Used with the RCA cables. Dirt Cheap, usually.
Open Broadcast Software - Probably the best streaming software you can find, but it has certain system requirements. Free.
An ASUS Monitor - Not the one I use, but this is a really good deal ($110 after debate).
1TB Hard Drive - To store all your videos on. Also a really good deal as well, so I felt I should link it here.
This might not work for everyone, but here's what I did.
1. Make sure that VirtualDub, SCFH DSF/Dazzle, Avisynth, and x264vfw have the same "bits" as each other when you install them, otherwise they won't be compatible with one another.
2. Go into VirtualDub, file -> Capture AVI. Then go to Device and Select SCFH DSF (DirectShow) or Dazzle.
3. Go to Video -> Capture Filter, and put in the width and height of whatever you're trying to record. Set the framerate to something your computer can handle (Minimum resolution games can handle pretty high FPSes)
4. Go to Audio and set it so it records the computer's audio. If it doesn't allow you to record your computer's audio, you'll have to record the computer audio with audacity instead, and use this to record your microphone.
5. Go to Capture -> Settings, an set the framerate to the same one as you had in Video -> Capture Filter.
6. Go to Capture -> Timing, and... copy what I did here. If it doesn't work well for you, fiddle around with the settings.
7. File -> Exit Capture Mode. This is so the settings you made apply.
8. File -> Capture AVI
9a. If you're using SCFH DSF, Open it and set it's process to VirtualDub. Then open up whatever thing you're trying to record, then in SCFH DSF click "Drag here" and put it over the screen of the thing you wanna record.
9b. If you're using Dazzle, hook it up with the RCA cable and the RCA splitter so that it displays both in VirtualDub and on your TV screen. Check out this video for details.
10. Hook up your headset to the computer. Open Audacity. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Devices, and set your recording device to your microphone. If you can't record your computer's audio with VirtualDub, use this instead.
11. In VirtualDub, File -> Set Capture File, and set the directory and name of the output file of your recording.
12. In VirtualDub, Capture -> Capture Video. In Audacity, hit the record button. This is where you start your commentary.
13. You should hum a little bit of the audio of the game you're recording so that you have a reference for audio syncing later.
14. Once you're done recording, in virtualdub, go to Capture -> Stop Capture, and in audacity, press the stop button. The recording you made will show up in whatever directory you specified.
15. In Audacity, File -> Export as either an MP3 or a WAV.
16. Next, you gotta open up a notepad and start doing avisynth scripting. This wiki will help you with your editing.
17. Save the file as a .avs, and toss it into virtualdub.
18. In virtualdub, video -> compression, then choose x264vfw. If you want, you can fiddle with the settings of x264vfw by clicking configure.
19. In virtualdub, file -> save as avi, and your video will start rendering. Once that's done, you're done.
If this doesn't help, your best bet is to probably start googling or searching youtube for tutorials, or just try other programs.
This changes depending on what website you use. I use twitch.tv.
1. Open up Open Broadcast Software... uh... Honestly, this program is really easy to use. You should be able to get yourself set up with enough fiddling around.
2. However, at some point the program will ask you for your streaming key. For twitch.tv, go to your dashboard, and then go to Stream Key. Bam! There ya go.
The rest should be simple enough.
It's very hard to convince me to play the game you want me to. I'm very capricious, and I don't usually write down people's requests. Unless you're really confident about your request, you're probably wasting your time.
I am capricious, so I find it difficult to commit to long playthroughs. There's also times where I realize I don't like a game enough (Fire Emblem 5: Thracia 776, Casltevania: Circle of the Moon) to finish a playthrough.
That's EvilEggoWaffle, my older brother.
For a while, he did a playthrough of Crash Bandicoot 2 on his channel, but he had lots of recording issues and lost the patience for it. Other than that, he has a full-time job.
Dylan is also known as EnderSlicer12. He's my little brother. I don't like the door being open in my room when I record because it raises the chances of interruptions, and Dylan used to leave it open a lot. Nowadays, we live in separate rooms, but sometimes I'll tell him to close the door anyway because I think it's funny.
It's a turn based Strategy RPG series made by Intelligent Systems of Nintendo, and the first Strategy RPG series ever made. While it wasn't released in America until the 7th game in the series, it has developed a large following. Most of the fire emblem stuff on my youtube channel is footage of Fire Emblem ROM Hacks.
ROM stands for Read Only Memory. A ROM is the data of an entire game. A ROM Hack is a game that has been modified in some way or another. Fire Emblem hacking has expanded enough that you can pretty much make a brand new Fire Emblem just by hacking an old one.
Hoo boy. This is a question I get way too often.
You'll need the following:
- Visual Boy Advance - An emulator that plays Game Boy Advance ROMs
- A Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem ROM - The one you need depends on the hack, but most use Fire Emblem 7: Blazing Sword. Because of legal reasons, I cannot link you to any and you must find them yourself.
- The UPS Patch of the hack you want to play
- NUPS - Nintenlord's UPS patcher. This will allow you to apply that UPS patch to the ROM.
Once you have these things, open NUPS. Click "Apply An UPS patch to a file". In "File To Patch", browse for the Fire Emblem ROM you have and select it. For "UPS patch", browse and select the UPS patch. Then click the "Ignore" button, then "Patch". Lastly, open up Visual Boy Advance, and then open your ROM in it. There ya go! Now for the love of god, stop asking me how to do this!!
The best hack I've played so far is Midnight Sun by Alfred Kamon. It has kind of cheesy writing, but it's pretty profound at points and emotionally investing. The level design is consistently creative and carefully thought out too. It's also one of the only FE8 hacks. At the time of writing this, it is 8 chapters long.
Then you have FE6 Redux by DLuna. It is probably the best balance patch I've ever seen for Fire Emblem. Tons of playtesting went into it. Of course, some things were made worse. For example, Douglas no longer moves in the chapter where you fight him, eliminating the main gimmick of his chapter and making it way easier. Additionally, the game is still FE6; Expect terrible design as often as brilliant design. It also gets absurdly hard near the end, but that might have been fixed after I mentioned it to DLuna.
Those two are what I would consider the "Top Tier" of FE hacks at the moment, since I replay FE6 Redux every now and then, and Midnight Sun is more or less everything I've wanted in a hack.
So you're high tiers would be... ProjectZ by The Emblem Brigade. This is A VERY mixed bag. It has some of the most creative level design I've ever seen in a hack, but it's hard as nails, sometimes becoming flat out unfair, and the quality of the humor is inconsistent. Great portraits, with a concept completely different from other FE hacks; a comedy zombie survival. Even despite the hiccups in design, I highly recommend it.
Next is Elibian Nights by Team Overtroll. This is sort of a fanservice hack. It takes place after FE7, and consists of multiple unrelated chapters involving the FE7 cast, including characters that were mentioned but never seen. It also does some pretty creative stuff, and some of the writing is good. On the flip side, the chapter structure takes all long term strategy from the game, and the level design is very poor; most chapters require very little thought to complete, and have very little urgency. If you don't mind that, it's worth a shot.
There's also the demo of FE7x: Immortal Sword by BwdYeti, which isn't a hack, but a full blown fan game, and extremely well done at that. Beautiful visuals and competent story with relatively likable characters. The only problem is that the maps take forever to play through, and the character balance could be a lot better. Thankfully, you can save anywhere, and new features get showcased every step of the way each chapter, so you might not notice the tedium too much.
Now for middle tiers...
Dream of Five by AstraLunaSol is like the Immortal Sword Demo, but with the standard FE chapter structure, worse level design, and worse characters (very few of them are likable, such as Chester). To give you an idea, some of the maps are so huge that the screen can barely fit the minimap version of them, and there's not many enemies or creative gimmicks to keep you interested either. If you have to restart, you're restarting potentially hours of padded gameplay. It is perhaps the second most complete FE hack to date, right behind The Last Promise, but good luck mustering the patience and intrigue to play through it all.
You could also try out some Ragefest submissions. I recommend Matthew's Nightmare by Cedar Nyx, and Rondo of Madness by Ephraim225. If you really want to hate humanity, play my Ragefest submission, The Corruption of Roy, but don't expect good level design or a story that makes sense.
Of the hacks I've made, Fire Mumblem: Revised Edition, and Chronicles of Lussaria are the best ones, but neither got very far in completion.
That's not a question, but here ya go.
My own Discord server might also help, but bear in mind that FE hacking is not the main focus.
Probably not anymore. I'm getting tired of playing Fire Emblem hacks, and want to focus on my Ragefest contest, and making videos on Fire Emblem level design. I also just wanna do stuff other than Fire Emblem more. Still. Maybe you'll get lucky and catch me on a good day.
Before now, it was a contest series I started to encourage productivity in the Fire Emblem Hacking Community. The goal was to make a creative and funny, but sadistically hard chapter in one of the GBA Fire Emblems (Or FEXP) to submit to me. Once sent, I would record myself playing the submission, blind, with commentary, allowing viewers to witness my rage and amusement organically. This became the most popular series on my youtube channel.
After Ragefest IV and the infamous F*EXE incident, Ragefest's ruleset was sent to rehab. When it returned, we got a ruleset that focused more on fair, but difficult design rather than design meant to be frustrating.
I have the Ragefest Hacks section for a reason, pal.
It's an event that lasts an entire week. During it's length, fans post their requests on the request board of my forums. I have to view at least one request per day and take the request no matter how ridiculous. Of course, there's limitations, but overall, expect to see me out of my element when these occur.
It's a fighting game engine made by elecbyte. If you want to download it, you'll need to do some searching, since the elecbyte's website is down as of this current writing (6/16/2017).
The "MUGEN Era" of MarkyJoe1990 wasn't a pleasant time for me. I would spend hours desperately trying to record footage of me beating ridiculously tough opponents just for the sake of praise and attention. I also had a moderate influence on the YouTube MUGEN community and used it to impose my view points, making a jerk out of myself in the process. While I still in many ways share the same philosophies about fighting games as I used to (I still think Doujin fighters are just as good, if not, better than conventional fighting games), I treated those who didn't agree with me with disdain. It took a very long time for me to give up on MUGEN due to addiction, emotional problems and a desire to please my fans, but finally I started to expand onto doing commentaries on various games, which helped me come to terms with myself and finally quit MUGEN for good.
Besides the ones with commentaries (Which I still enjoy to this day), most of my MUGEN videos were pretty boring despite the fact that I was fighting ridiculous opponents in nearly all of them. I removed a lot of the videos simply because I didn't like them, or because I want to "erase" that sour time in my life. I don't like my non-commentary MUGEN videos, but I don't plan to remove anymore of them either.
Various reasons. The most common being that Youtube just didn't want to upload some of them, possibly due to my rendering settings. Another reason is that there were times where I wanted to go back to the days of being obscure and unpopular. Sometimes I would just upload them elsewhere just so my friends could see them and ensure quality control.