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Game dev/TiTS Bitching Thread Three: Electric Boogalee lance##m3y78z 04/29/2020 (Wed) 01:20:05 No.4
Hi, welcome to The New New Thread. Same as The Old and Old Old Threads! This is a thread allegedly for discussing TiTS and other games, I guess. And developing games. And stuff. Despite this being a TiTS thread in name (for historical purposes), barely anyone here plays TiTS. For further information on the game, I recommend you go here to ask. https://forum.fenoxo.com/forums/trials-in-tainted-space.8/ For reasons of how long this thread's existed and how much fen's fucked up everything he's touched, there's a good chance the thread will have barely anything to do with fenoxo and his hugbox at any given point. Information >FAQ https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/ >Mobile Builds https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html >Minerva Read the readme if you want to use it to edit your save data. Especially read the readme if you use Chrome. https://mega.nz/#!30gTyCCK!GFy7E3yrlkpUbA9yFMZpSinlT1BiO6Xn1Ykpc50b-Cw If you would like my custom mobile CoC, or other builds, just ask and I might oblige. >Downloads We don't really have the latest builds first anymore. That said, I make mobile builds and desktop builds from source code when I can (and/or feel like it), and redistribute the premade builds when I can access them. I mirror them here. I am also, to my knowledge, the only person making iOS builds for TiTS nowadays. https://dragontamer8740.gitlab.io/faq/links.html
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>>1133 I was just made aware of this thanks to our Greatest Allies™ at /robowaifu/: https://web.archive.org/web/20200611150951/https://openai.com/blog/openai-api/ Pricing isn't the only thing they're changing. They're going to be shutting down "harmful use-cases". Enjoy your AI kitsune waifu now, because unless we get a good open-source framework soon, this may be the last you ever see of her.
The RS/6000 is really trying my patience. It's default reaction to everything I do is to lock up. Two of the four firmware keys I can press at boot time freeze it, attempting anything productive in the firmware menu freezes it, booting to the CD (using the most asinine process imaginable) doesn't freeze it, but loading Gentoo does. Gentoo presumably supports big-endian POWER machines, but further digging revealed that the Linux kernel is very spotty with big-endian architectures. What's even better is the fact I'm not even working on the machine that I thought I was. It tells me that it's a 43p/260, but it has a hardware configuration that is only possible in a 44p/270. The firmware seems to match up with the hardware, and is the latest version. I'm not sure if the firmware is broken (possible), if Linux is somehow screwing up the boot options (unlikely at this stage), or if I'm doing something wrong without realizing it (possible, but I am following the documentation). I had the great fortune of being able to speak with a seasoned IBM collector today, who told me that Linux does not play nice with these machines. He also mentioned something about a special bootable recovery disk that I've yet to find online, but might help me figure out if something's fucky with the firmware. I have found images for the firmware, but using them requires that I already have an operating system installed. Another possibility is that I'll have to use an archaic version of AIX once I find it if I want to get anything out of this machine. Serves me right for thinking that an IBM machine would be easier to work with than DEC and their six million BIOSes.
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>>1159 >They're going to be shutting down "harmful use-cases". All I want for Christmas this year is a pile of dead leftists.
Okay, I think I've made some progress with the RS/6000. One of the hard drives in what looks like a RAID cage but apparently isn't was broken, so I decided to remove both and only leave the one in the upper drive bay, just to see if that'd make a difference. Amazingly, it did. After removing both drives, the multiboot options started working. The firmware on the RS/6000 is somehow incapable of operating properly if one of the installed drives doesn't work. Out of all the bizzare and obscure computers I've worked with, this is the only one I've encountered that has this issue. Maybe the firmware was trying to look for something on the broken drive? Whatever the case is, it seems that the firmware is operating properly, or at the very least it likely isn't corrupt. With this out of the way, I can now focus my efforts on getting it to boot something. Hopefully with this issue resolved, I can start to make tangible progress.
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I've started watching "The Mysterious Cities of Gold." It's pretty good so far but I can see the english dub suffers from "trying to sync the lip movements", kind of like Speed Racer, at the cost of natural cadence. I guess it's to be expected, since the dub is from around 1983 or 1984. The art is still nice, and the characters are fascinating, though. It's kind of difficult for me to find the Japanese or even French dubs of it for some reason (it was a Franco-Japanese joint production). I'm sure I could if I looked harder. Not sure if anyone's made English subtitles for it, though. It does appear the original Japanese dub is actually lost, although the original french dub still exists and the film was actually sourced from the French version. I forget if I mentioned, but I got a newer router and it's nice that I can actually do X forwarding over wi-fi now.
>>1162 Stop getting shit that I can't have. BTW I have an IBM 3196 if you want a twinax terminal
>>1164 (No spare monitor for it though, or keyboard. It can use the kinds for a 3161 as well)
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>>1145 Reminder that Debian still supports 32-bit POWER >>1141 Nah, I just get less and less interested by the day but I'm not gone. Also I had trouble getting the captcha to cooperate today.
>>1166 *unofficially supports 32-bit POWER >>1140 Oh shit, maybe I am interested... Is the 800 the one you think is haunted though?
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>>1167 Oh also my Master System has bad a XRAM chip now, so if you don't want the 3196's logic board I'm probably going to steal an SRAM chip from it that I think will be compatible.
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I think this is the second-oldest anime I've ever watched ("Speed Racer"/Mach Gogogo being the oldest). I have read a lot of the old Osamu Tezuka manga (Tetsuwan Atomu/Astro Boy), but never seen the old cartoon.
>>1162 Are these SCSI drives? Because that could happen on a SCSI bus.
>>1160 If you need big endian help, btw, I still am running Linux (built from git master a week ago) on my powerbook.
>>1162 that's good news, gratz.
>>1169 >It does appear the original Japanese dub is actually lost Apparently 6 episodes have been preserved by a fan. They were done in Betamax and are actually in pretty good shape for such old home recordings. >02 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:35a4676de5743afead0dbd24bcdbea021df5e8bc&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2002%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20HiFi%20714x480%20h264%20AC3%5D%20%5B67F30D7D%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >15 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d519827c37c0c3baa0da79d6dd7760ed6140e25a&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2015%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B2F3CEF1E%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >19 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:80d223489dfa9fa5ef2bb83b6dde8a6246727c98&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2019%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B28C203F2%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >22 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:740e3a49bb921c42898412a3eaab745016d3ddfb&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2022%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B87CE91CA%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >31 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:a986301f3d8e9079f11fbf0bd793769250fe348e&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2031%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20640x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B9E012642%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce >35 magnet:?xt=urn:btih:9d74d143d0c2357641087e3abcb725f60061153e&dn=Taiyou%20no%20Ko%20Esteban%2035%20%28original%20Japanese%20broadcast%29%20%5BBeta%20HiFi%20714x480%20h264%20AAC%5D%20%5B852E46A3%5D%20%28The%20Mysterious%20Cities%20of%20Gold%29&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fnyaa.tracker.wf%3A7777%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fexodus.desync.com%3A6969%2Fannounce
>>1167 This server is 64-bit. A 32-bit operating system could work for all I know, but I'd rather not be limited to only a quarter of the RAM. Sorry, but I've actually gotten rid of the 800 now. I took out the drives, the processor board, and the Dallas chips. The remainder of it went to a good home though. The IBM guy was interested, so I handed it off to him. >>1171 I may just take you up on that. This thing is refusing to boot from Gentoo and frankly I don't blame it, so I'm going to try some other distros and see what happens.
I wish they still made neat movies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U0tFhzsHyE >>1166 Glad you're still with us.
>>1175 interesting. i've never seen that before. so it's like a scifi/old west/cop movie?
>>1176 It's about a government agency tasked with investigating crimes that seem to have occurred as a result of time travel. The opening scene shows someone that traveled back in time to steal Confederate gold that would later be used to buy smuggled arms in the present. It's a fun concept with a lot of neat scenes, but the movie itself isn't a cinematic masterpiece at all. I just miss when They weren't afraid to pump out hundreds of corny movies with fun plots to see what sticks. Everything today is either formulaic capeshit, preachy subversive sequels, or blackified reboots. The Terminator was a cheesy low budget film (Schwarzenegger was only paid $75k for the role) that was expected to be a total flop, and look what that became.
>>1173 awesome; beta rips. I know the audio probably all exiets, but it's probably all off-air.
also it looks like a redub was done in the 90s.
>>1152 the funny thing to me is that biden wasn't even a hard-left candidate. He was one of the most conservative leaning choices.
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>>1180 The man could have run against Kerry as a republican twenty years ago and won. Which just shows that the left in this country is an unthinking consumer of media propaganda. Biden is the exact opposite of a progressive in every way, he's even filling his transition team with oil execs and bankers. But most of the left is thrilled because the media wrote nice articles about him returning everything to normalcy. And now the media will simply cease to write negative articles about the president, and all will be well with them. Kids in cages? Still there, but no articles will be written, as the man that put them in there eight years ago is now president. Covid? The Biden administration will strike a totally legit deal with Big Pharma to buy the vaccine for an astronomical sum and begin to 'distribute' it. It won't even matter how many people take it, the pharmaceutical company has their money so the media will simply stop reporting about the doomsday disease that 99%+ of the population is not infected with. BLM riots? You mean a small gathering of a few dozen peaceful protesters with signs, as told by our short article on page ten. Once out of office, Trump will be totally ignored by the same politicians that spent the last four years promising he'd be in prison after the election, amid calls for unity and healing. Not that they ever had anything on him to begin with. The neolibs blindly follow the media's narrative as it jumps between totally contrasting principles. For all of their faults, conservatives can at least claim consistency in rallying around guns, abortion, and religion. Meanwhile the left will be praising Biden's troop increases in the same wars they protested almost twenty years ago. The sooner people start seeing the media as operatives and propagandists instead of respectable journalists, the better. Won't happen though. In other news, AT&T finally finished the cell phone tower up the hill they've been building for the last eight months. I can turn that phone in the closet into a mobile hotspot and have a 150mb/s line with unlimited data. How exciting.
Came across this today; an unexpected good chuckle. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2447740/
>>1181 I miss the days when hardlines starting coming to the curb, and 10-30mbps cable was soon going to be replaced by 100mbps ethernet to fiber. If they laid 1gbps fiber to the home, it'd be competitive with wireless tech for at least 20 years, and it'd cost less power to run. All this wifi shit attaches the devices to us instead of having dedicated spaces, I think it ruins quality of life.
>>1183 I agree, but out here in the woods, my options are either satellite or cellular (a long time ago I had a radio setup, not fun). Satellite is my primary, and cellular just emerged in the area yesterday. I've been using the phone's data for downloads since the satellite connection has a 150GB monthly cap, but now I can just use the phone for most of my connection needs. But honestly, I've had a worse experience with curbside cable/fiber in the city than satellite. The lines were always oversold to the point that they physically couldn't handle the number of people on them, and they were constantly going down for maintenance. A friend of mine has a 1gb/s line, and it's pretty bad. One thing I've always noticed about cable that I haven't experienced with other connections (and I don't even know why this is) is that the lines are always incapable of handling things simultaneously. You load up ten downloads, and each one downloads in small bursts. And if one of those downloads is using 100% of your bandwidth, you can't even load web pages. That sounds more like a router issue than anything, but it happens everywhere I go if cable is involved.
>>1182 kek. >"...and You Will Only Grow More Masculine with Each Passing Year" >skepticalcatisskeptical.jpg >>1183 >All this wifi shit attaches the devices to us instead of having dedicated spaces, I think it ruins quality of life. Well put tbh.
>>1178 >but it's probably all off-air. yep. it may very well be the debut broadcasts in some cases.
>>1178 >>1186 Everything's on the air if you have the right equipment.
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>>1187 Van Eck Phreaking, lol But I meant "off-air recordings," as in "not the master tapes." These captchas are getting obnoxious.
Absolutely no version of Linux so far seems to be able to boot on this machine. I'm trying Debian now, and if it doesn't work then I'll have little other choice than to hunt down an image for AIX. >>1188 You've never truly watched a film until you've broadcasted it over VHF frequencies on your own equipment to an old television sitting nearby. I'd turn off the capthas if I could.
>>1189 Did you say it was POWER3? Because power3 support was removed a few kernel versions ago IIRC. Might want to try a regular powerPC 32-bit kernel, since that should still be compatible (I think).
>>1190 You could also build your own 64-bit kernel, probably, but IDK the details since I've never had a 64-bit POWER* machine.
>>1189 >You've never truly watched a film until you've broadcasted it over VHF frequencies on your own equipment to an old television sitting nearby. I've done that, using one of those old Casio portable TV's and a VCR connected to a distribution amplifier.
good news. i finally managed to sort through the labyrinthine clusterfuns that is Cinder's (an amazing, amazing library) CMake Gordian-knot of make dependencies (truly the worst I've ever personally experienced). Now maybe I can get on with things.
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Debain didn't work, which means it's time for outdated AIX just as soon as somebody decides to seed. >>1190 It certainly looks like support has been dropped. Unfortunately, I've found nothing but contradictory and horrifically outdated information about older POWER systems. Debian's own website does make mention of a method to install their os on POWER3 systems, but it's a link to an article from fucking 2003. Even Gentoo is more up-to-date than these fucks. >>1191 It might be possible, but from what I've read, there were some pretty major changes from throughout the various generations of POWER. POWER3 was the last to use the POWER instruction set, and the first to use PPC. The POWER ISA (which is based on PPC, but not the earlier POWER from what I can tell) set was then added in POWER5, and PPC was dropped in POWER6. I'll admit, I am by no means a programmer, and I only understand the above enough to know that my server has been left in the dust. Also, all of that is without mentioning the slew of hardware support that was dropped for these machines as the Linux kernel progressed. For instance, only a few of the graphics cards made to work with these machines will work with Linux (assuming the article I read is up-to-date. As to why graphics cards would matter, I presume it's because they're designed to work in pure big-endian machines). As to why I don't use the PPC32 release, that's because I have sixteen gigs of RAM in this thing and I want to use all of it. It could work for all I know, but if I'm making compromises, then AIX seems like the more reasonable option.
https://airsdk.harman.com/ >HARMAN intends to continue supporting AIR on the existing platforms - Android, iOS, Windows and MacOS - and working with the existing IDEs, in order to make the transition from Adobe's versions of the SDK to HARMAN's version as seamless as possible. AIR will now be provided on a commercial basis, with a free version available for certain eligible individuals/companies, and then with a subscription to use the tools provided by the AIR SDK. …So it looks like AIR's gonna die, too, just as soon as they can finish milking the corpse dry. Reminds me of the death of Commodore and the Amiga, in a way. BTW, "HARMAN" is owned by Samsung these days. From the license: >The SDK and Build tools will send your information back to HARMAN in order to confirm your subscription to or payment of licensing fees, as well as to help HARMAN improve its products and services. Nice.
>>1194 Physical Address Extension might mean your only real limit on a 32-bit kernel would be 2GB per-process.
>>1196 P.S. You could also just use an old kernel.
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Lads, as I scroll through kitsune Twitter like a tasteful gentleman, I often encounter retweets of ewhores on OnlyFans. And every time I see them, I'm left with two questions that are driving me nuts (well, the first one anyway). Maybe you guys are more familiar with this. 1) Why in the world do all of these girls advertise that they're in the "top x%" on OnlyFans? I mean, I assume that there's no shortage of imagedump sites out there with everyone's content, what people are really paying for is the interaction - right? So if I wanted to sell myself to a bunch of lonely guys, wouldn't I want to seem as unpopular as possible? I mean, who are you more likely to get interaction out of; a girl with a hundred followers, or a girl with so damn many followers that she'll never even see your message? I can understand that they might personally be proud of their fame, but I would be hiding that as much as possible. Certainly not advertising the fact in bullet points. That just seems like common sense, what am I missing here? 2) Why are they all so damn hideous? Like, if you want to spend five years ruining your life and any post-wall dating prospects, that's totally up to you. But if I can park a bus between your eyes, what kind of income are you really making to justify that? This one girl was covered in self inflicted scars, looked like she fell into a wood chipper as a child. I don't get it.
>>1195 >…So it looks like AIR's gonna die, too, just as soon as they can finish milking the corpse dry. one of the good things about international standards like C++ (bad as they can be in other ways), is that they are unlikely to ever actually die--even if they eventually fade into utter obscurity (unlikely in this exact case). interesting synchronicity with your post, since Cinder is solving exactly the same usage-domain as AIR, but actually doing it well instead.
>>1198 >what am I missing here? kek. a female's mindset. logic doesn't come into play here. as i'm sure you're just yanking our chain and you're probably aware social-construct scaffolding comprises 95%+ of these ethot's existence tbh.
>>1199 >well maybe not exactly the same domain, but one far more interesting to me personally.
>>1195 >worst Korea I can't say I'm surprised. >>1196 Then that'd be half the installed RAM, which is slightly less terrible than a quarter. >>1197 That is true, but if I'm using an outdated OS anyway, then I might as well use one that supports everything in the machine. Assuming I can secure a copy of AIX, anyways. If I can't, then I'll see what I can do with outdated Gentoo. >>1198 >using Twitter Honestly though, it's likely more to show off their "superiority" to other e-whores than it is advertising.
>>1200 >i'm sure you're just yanking our chain I'm not, really. I've never had a social media account, and never will. I can't even remember the last time I interacted with someone under the age of 70 casually; the generation of women that hang tacky Christmas lights around their door frame is an absolute enigma. Even Avon ladies had more business sense. >>1202 >using Twitter I'd love to never look at it again, but so many artists post kitsunes there that they never post on their pixiv accounts. Irrefutable evidence of the way Satan works through people, as far as I'm concerned.
>>1202 I'm going to have to nick the Chii b/c reasons mate. >>1204 kek. Kitsunes may be distracting you from reality tbh.
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>>1206 >Kitsunes may be distracting you from reality tbh. Everyone needs something to live for, anon. Something that gets them out of bed each morning. You know all of those articles poring over 'successful habits of successful people' and whatnot? Those people weren't successful because they got up before dawn or ran five miles every morning. Those are the habits of people with something worth living for, for whom success comes naturally. Half the population today has no motivation to do anything, and so they spend their day drowning in video games to stave off thoughts of suicide. It's a life of struggle centered around amateur drawings of foxgirls, Soviet cassette tapes, old Mercedes sedans, and fascist aesthetics. But I am batshit insane enough to make it work.
>>1207 >Those are the habits of people with something worth living for, for whom success comes naturally. It's true. Having internal motivation 'with no apparent support' is the key to everything, not just success, IMO. >Half the population today has no motivation to do anything, and so they spend their day drowning in video games to stave off thoughts of suicide. It's a sad state of affairs modern men find themselves in, you are surely correct there. >It's a life of struggle centered around amateur drawings of foxgirls, Soviet cassette tapes, old Mercedes sedans, and fascist aesthetics. Haha could be far worse, point conceded. What kind of Soviet cassette tapes Anon?
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>>1208 >What kind of Soviet cassette tapes Anon? Russia went through this period from like the 80's through the early 2000's where most of their music sounded like American 70's folk rock. Just absolutely fantastic music if you're into that style. I've recorded dozens of tapes of it over the years, and I ordered a pile of commercial tapes from them earlier this year (I think the ones in this image are all 90's though, so Russian rather than Soviet). A selection, if you're interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMTc7JqOsp8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W32mbnXxWnI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEligJuZjJY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukr23957aus
>>1209 Thanks! The home film one was funny. I would probably have been like the little kid screwing things up for them at the end. Probably broke the camera itself instead of just doing poor camera work.

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