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 The Weekly Gazette 06-09-2024
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(June 3 to June 9, 2024)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
After some time, magonego made his greeting, apologizing for not being English fluent. DerVVulfman greeted him and let him know to feel comfortable as many users are not that fluent, and queried about magonego's current projecte. Not long after, Remi-chan applauded magonego over his language skills, and reminded him that a discord exists.

General Chat
A new article came out reporting that ADOBE'S NEW TERMS OF SERVICE AREN'T THE PROBLEM... ITS THE TRUST. Users are locked out of their software until they actively accept the new Terms. And the terms have all the appearance of granting Adobe full access and distribution rights to the works created by those using their software. As if Adobe's image didn't suffer enough after dropping their 'one-time purchase" model in favor of annual subscriptions.

Legal issued between U.S. Presidents past and present hit the News of the World, President Biden's son on trial over gun possession charges, the prosecution using content from the Laptop which the mainstream media all professed during the last election was fake but now confirmed. But legal experts are fear the jury disregard their own and vote not-guilty despite all the damning evidence provided. Meanwhile, former President Trump is still under a Gag order, lawyers requesting it be lifted before the Presidential debates. And despite claims to the contrary, Trump stated he was against the use of 'lawfare' and seeks no retribution, this even in a full interview caught on video. Immigration took a hit in the U.K., as most citizens want a five-year freeze after a one-million influx occuring and some within Parliament admitting they never intended it to be curtailed despite public promises. And of promises, the U.S.'s President Biden's recent Executive Order made normal 2 million immigrant entries yearly despite it already 2.3 Million from 2021 on up. This while the U.S. DHS makes claims the Unaccompanied Minors loophole would not be exploited. The war between Israel and Hamas continues, Pro-Hamas supporters encircling the White House and attacking a U.S. Park Police officer protecting landmarks. Meanwhile, Israel performed a raid against two Hamas buildings, rescuing four of the 100 remaining hostages from October 7th. A spokesman for Hamas, whom turned out to also be an Al Jazeera journalist, was killed during the raid. In Belgium, Prime Minester Alexander De Croo resigned after losing to re-election to Conservatives. However, French President Macron immediately dissolved France's Parliament and demanded a snap election after already losing at the EuroParl Elections. Former NIAID Director Fauci ripped in a Congress over funding Covid animal experimentation that was already classified unnecessary, France changed its position and vowed to send Mirage 2000 Jet fighters to Ukraine, and much more hit this week's news.
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Tech Talk
The recent News of the Cyber World suggests news not be trusted, whether a former Harvard director considered an expert on misinformation spreading having released an account of her forced departure refuted by her own colleagues or the NewsBreak app publishing AI generated fake stories or stealing content. Google itself came under fire for banning content from PragerU claiming racism, despite the content depicting current events. PragerU had successfully sued Youtube, Facebook and Google years before alleging censorship and unfair businesses practices. The FTC reviewing Microsoft's AI venture, China 'renting' processor chips to get past the U.S. ban on sales, and more came out in this week's CyberNews.

Games Development
Development Discussion
Working with RPGMaker MV seens to be What's up among the once self titled 'Bizarre' RMer whom showed the later editors indeed allowed script calls to alter volume levels in-game. Afterwards, Remi-chan showed the level of progress made a new youtube video, and reported that some updates were made to let end players see what optional events are upcoming or missed. And after that, she showed off recent portraits for the characters hailing from her game's world of Zirkov.

Material Development
Another week of development took place with the HiddenChest RGSS Player Executable, kyonides beginning with work done upon the Audio system while fixing font values that were RGSS version dependent. He returned not long later with a new splash-screen option, corrections to Graphic features and a fix to the system load procedures that abruptly ended the game. After reading the approving review and an opinion over the splash screen from DerVVulfman, kyonides updated the splash screen system to scale, added even more options to the Audio system, and removed some content that was considered impractical. And at the end of the week, kyonides added new methods to sprites allowing them to be dragged across the screen and change in appearance.

Scripts Database
Crafted to enhance an option to field maps when RPGMake games use the HiddenChest engine, kyonides crafted the BGM No Loop feature. Like RPG games as of late, the feature that he crafted lets the developer apply multiple audio tracks to play for any single map rather than just one repeated piece. And after receiving inquiries by a couple individuals, one being Melana, kyonides allowed the field map music to be played on a random basis.

A small fix was required within the KSoundFontMenu, where the soundfont wasn't clearly split from the list. Do note that it does require HiddenChest needs to be updated to version 1.1.76 or later for it to properly function.

It has been a decade since DerVVulfman touched Sarah's Configuration Screen, and now it is completely different. Now, the script is little more than a framework for compatible plug-ins. But within the new demo provided, it includes five plug-ins such as volume control, window-skin settings, and a window/fullscreen toggle feature that has some extra enhancements if the end-user is using kyonides' HiddenChest engine. There were a couple of recent bumps, one to let the Configuration engine work with some custom main menu scripts, and another adopting some advice by kyonides to allow the Fullscreen plug-in detect the HiddenChest engine with ease.

Creativity Section
Music and Audio
What form of game are you working upon that needs a new score? What multimedia presentation needs that extra oomph that only the right track may provide. Thanks to Eric Matyas Sharing His Original Music, you may find what you seek. It had been a month since his last visit, but his return came with two more compositions. His first entitled "Treasure Cave" contains twinkling sounds that have affinity for glimmering gems. And the strings and oboes played sporatically within his second composition would certainly make "Sneaking Around Quirkily" a very apt title indeed. Please remember that the MP3s are of course free, but he does have high-quality Ogg tracks for a modest price.

Art and Design
Admittedly, she forgot about posting it. But within Remi-chan's Neato Arty thread thing, you will see a figure most alien dressed in grays against a stellar backdrop. An odd character of sorts, why does he use a gold wrist watch as an eyepatch? Unlike other works, Remi-chan did not supply a speed-draw video for viewing and listening pleasure.

Literature Section
More foreshadowing of her fictional universe continues within Remi-chan's Writing Snippets~ as a nighmare unfolds. It is a nightmare to the one receiving it against her will, sent unto her by an entity whose evil is absolute and fully of her own volition. What is it about evil masterminds that they have need to deliver long monologues describing their evil machinations? And is she who appears a savior or a nightmare herself?

Get your popcorn and soda ready if you feel like attending Remi-chan's Cinematic Theatre. Having worked on so much, the celebratory video she made was a recap of her games, mostly of those she's worked on and released this past year. Presented as a long trailer of its own, the video ends with fan-art she had also recently received.

Well, that's it for this week.

"I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every Sailor and I had fun doing it. Mother didn't really approve of it, though." - James Cagney (1899–1986)


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