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    RothgarrRothgarr Registered User regular
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Disclaimer: I have a phobia of driving and gave up on ever doing it while I was on my learners permit because I don't trust myself.

    I just did my first race in Dirt Rally VR and this game is legit scarier to me than Resident Evil 7. Like, mental switches in me know that zombies aren't real and I don't have to worry about this scary monster, no matter what my reflexes are saying... But when I take a turn just a little bit too tight and I go careening off a cliff, spinning end over end, I'm literally shouting in fear every time and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    I kinda want to get a wheel now.

    edit: hell, maybe I can use this game with a wheel as therapy to break my phobia and trust myself enough to drive.

    I'm the total opposite -- I can drive a car straight into a wall at 200 MPH in a VR and not flinch, but I'm absolutely chicken shit playing Resident Evil 7 in VR.

    Racing games are one of my favorite genres (Forza being my favorite series, followed by the old Rallisport Challenge). But I really did not like Driveclub VR. It was just so... ugly. I really wish there was a demo of Dirt Rally (with VR).

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    RothgarrRothgarr Registered User regular
    Anyone else try the PSVR Play Room? I can't remember the last time we had so much fun paying party games with plenty of LOL moments.

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    LutExIVLutExIV Thieves Guild Chairman In the ShadowsRegistered User regular
    Rothgarr wrote: »
    Anyone else try the PSVR Play Room? I can't remember the last time we had so much fun paying party games with plenty of LOL moments.

    Yeah, it can be fun in a group. I like the "Wild West" where other players ID a bandit and the VR player shoots them. It's fun.

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    Just finished an hour in I Expect You To Die, only did the second mission. There might only be four but I'm taking my time with them! It's a wonderful game, I'm really hoping for some DLC or a sequel.

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    Awaiting review yall

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    DracilDracil Registered User regular
    Why does every sword game have that stupid twirl where they expose their backs needlessly?

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    they're good spins dracil

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    GSMGSM Registered User regular
    A better question is what is a modern subway doing in a stonework tunnel full of conquistador-looking sword dudes?

    We'll get back there someday.
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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    it is a fantasy tram system

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    darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    LaCabra wrote: »
    Awaiting review yall

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    Ill pick this up when I get home.

    Wasn't it you who wanted to make a Velociraptor Office Simulator game?

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    It's not out until the 24th, apparently -- it's not in the store now, at least.

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    GMaster7GMaster7 Goggles Paesano Registered User regular
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Disclaimer: I have a phobia of driving and gave up on ever doing it while I was on my learners permit because I don't trust myself.

    I just did my first race in Dirt Rally VR and this game is legit scarier to me than Resident Evil 7. Like, mental switches in me know that zombies aren't real and I don't have to worry about this scary monster, no matter what my reflexes are saying... But when I take a turn just a little bit too tight and I go careening off a cliff, spinning end over end, I'm literally shouting in fear every time and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    I kinda want to get a wheel now.

    edit: hell, maybe I can use this game with a wheel as therapy to break my phobia and trust myself enough to drive.

    I did not expect the first two paragraphs to lead to this conclusion.

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    darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    Orogogus wrote: »
    It's not out until the 24th, apparently -- it's not in the store now, at least.

    goddamn!

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    Oh VJISP, yeah. that one didn't work out

    Stolen Steel might be out today or tomorrow still, it's just awaiting approval

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    You should submit it to the indie games forum

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    @TeeMan drew me an awesome homemade blueprint for a steering wheel mount.

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    spoilered chat clarifications:
    8:33 PM - TeeMan: I'd say start at 500x300x12mm, but it depends on how wide your hips are so you might want to muck around with a tape measure on the couch before committing to a size
    8:33 PM - Killjoy: k
    8:34 PM - Killjoy: I'll have to convert that into dumbshit American for my lumber store probably. =P
    8:34 PM - Killjoy: but we luckily do have one right in town
    8:34 PM - TeeMan: Yeah near enough is good enough
    8:34 PM - Killjoy: and you'd cut that length into what, 100-100-300?
    8:35 PM - TeeMan: Try to find a wood that has the thickness and width that you need so you only need to cut it to length
    8:35 PM - Killjoy: right
    8:35 PM - TeeMan: the bit that sticks up on the pedal part can be an end-piece
    8:36 PM - Killjoy: I assume you attach that bit with long screws?
    8:37 PM - Killjoy: or nails, or what?
    8:37 PM - TeeMan: Wood glue is pretty good
    8:37 PM - Killjoy: k
    8:37 PM - TeeMan: But you can put some screws in if you feel it needs to be more stable (i.e.: it snaps off haha)
    8:37 PM - Killjoy: heh
    8:37 PM - TeeMan: I put another little bit of wood behind ti and glued it in too for more stability. It's only going to get its load from one direction afterall
    8:38 PM - Killjoy: right
    8:38 PM - Killjoy: and for the chrome railings, if I'm reading this right, you basically set it up so it's in a comfy position, pump the fittings full of glue, and hold it in place while it sets?
    8:39 PM - TeeMan: if I recall correctly, here's what I did in order
    8:40 PM - TeeMan: I got four lengths of chrome fittings and eight recesses for them to sit in, four on the bottom bit of wood and four in the top
    8:40 PM - TeeMan: make sure those recesses all line up
    8:40 PM - Killjoy: you just glue the recesses directly on to the surface of the wood?
    8:41 PM - TeeMan: I got the four chrome lengths and put them in with no glue and no cutting just to see how it looks like. They're way too long at this point but you want to get an idea of where you want the wheel to sit, so you know how much of the chrome rods to cut
    8:41 PM - Killjoy: oof wasn't planning on cutting metal too
    8:41 PM - Killjoy: maybe I can get that done for me
    8:41 PM - TeeMan: The recesses usually have two or four little screws in them, I put two in each to hold them in place while I was still mucking around with the rods
    8:42 PM - TeeMan: It's no problem mate, they're hollow. Ask the hardware store guy for a saw that can cut metal (hopefully even show him the metal you're looking to cut at the same store) and he'll show you what you need. It's a hack-saw with a thin metal blade instead of the big wooden chunky saws
    8:43 PM - Killjoy: ah
    8:43 PM - TeeMan: so when you've got the recesses fitted to the wood, the rods in the recesses, bring it to the area you're going to use it
    8:44 PM - TeeMan: Because the rods don't fit perfectly in the recesses, it'll wobble around a bit, so bring it forward towards yourself
    8:44 PM - TeeMan: Get a good idea of where you want the wheel to sit and, while still sitting there, use a marker on one of the rods to indicate where to cut
    8:44 PM - TeeMan: then cut all 4 to that size
    8:45 PM - TeeMan: glue 'em in, tilt it forward, let it dry and you're done
    8:45 PM - TeeMan: well mostly done
    8:45 PM - Killjoy: heh
    8:45 PM - TeeMan: that part is done :P
    8:45 PM - TeeMan: Seriously its easier doing it than me saying it
    8:45 PM - TeeMan: I'm making it sound complicated
    8:45 PM - Killjoy: nah I'm getting it
    8:45 PM - Killjoy: I just want to be sure to clarify everything that might need clarifying just in case
    8:46 PM - Killjoy: like for example
    8:46 PM - Killjoy: when you position the end-piece that holds the pedals in place
    8:46 PM - Killjoy: do you position it so that the top of it rests against the wheel holder?
    8:46 PM - Killjoy: or goes flush under or over it?
    8:46 PM - Killjoy: when you fold it up I mean
    8:47 PM - TeeMan: Goes under it. The when you flip it up it's the far edge of the two bits of wood that are stuck together that touches the top-most plank
    8:48 PM - Killjoy: Cool

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    RothgarrRothgarr Registered User regular
    Oh man, this reminds me of the early Forza days discussions and dreams of the ultimate racing setup.

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    ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    Has anyone already played Rhombus of Ruin? I very much hope this'll only be a timed exclusive, because I love the Psychonauts world, and from what I've read so far Rhombus of Ruin keeps up the writing quality.

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    I'll be picking it up Friday, can't wait!

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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    A mate of mine played Rhombus of Ruin and while he found it extremely charming and well written, it felt way too short. And he's not a fan of teleportation movement (especially after RE7). It took him something between 2 to 3 hours to finish...

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Orogogus wrote: »
    VR Home: Looks like this is shaping up to be that room builder I really want, but the controls at this stage are janky. Like, I think the onscreen controller overlay clearly shows X as the delete item button, and I think the help menu says very prominently to press X to enter delete mode, but hell if I could figure out how to delete anything. And I spawned a wall clock but couldn't seem to select it to move it. And it's not great that pressing the trigger on one controller draws a line for selecting objects, while the other controller's trigger draws the same line for teleport movement. I think there's a video tutorial in game that I'll have to watch. But it seems to include a lot of the things I'd been hoping for -- MP3 players and radios that pull from streams or your music library, TVs that show video files and YouTube, and whiteboards to draw on.

    I just read an article on UploadVR about how this whole thing is being made by a 14 year old Minecraft modder. That's pretty awesome! His plans for upcoming improvements just continue to check off the boxes I had for a room builder, too.

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    Ha! I tried out the VirZoom Arcade on PSVR, and I was a bit confused when it said "please plug in your bike controller" :lol:

    Apparently it's a companion programming for an exercise bike that you can plug in the PS4, so that it can count the distance/calories burned. If you don't have that controller, you can use the dualshock but you will get cramp pretty quickly because tapping the bottem left trigger is pedalling forward. You lean left and right on your bike to steer.

    I don't know whether to find it silly or a bit genious for combining the VR helmet with the exercise bike in order to control bicycles, horses, flying horses and tanks :lol:

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    StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    Ha! I tried out the VirZoom Arcade on PSVR, and I was a bit confused when it said "please plug in your bike controller" :lol:

    Apparently it's a companion programming for an exercise bike that you can plug in the PS4, so that it can count the distance/calories burned. If you don't have that controller, you can use the dualshock but you will get cramp pretty quickly because tapping the bottem left trigger is pedalling forward. You lean left and right on your bike to steer.

    I don't know whether to find it silly or a bit genious for combining the VR helmet with the exercise bike in order to control bicycles, horses, flying horses and tanks :lol:
    That actually sounds amazing. I'm tempted to tear apart a spare DS4 and cobble something together for my bike! :biggrin:


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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    For fun, I googled how much the bike costs, and its $399 on Amazon US, but £830 on Amazon UK :eek:

    But you can always try out this free piece of software :wink:

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Ha! I tried out the VirZoom Arcade on PSVR, and I was a bit confused when it said "please plug in your bike controller" :lol:

    Apparently it's a companion programming for an exercise bike that you can plug in the PS4, so that it can count the distance/calories burned. If you don't have that controller, you can use the dualshock but you will get cramp pretty quickly because tapping the bottem left trigger is pedalling forward. You lean left and right on your bike to steer.

    I don't know whether to find it silly or a bit genious for combining the VR helmet with the exercise bike in order to control bicycles, horses, flying horses and tanks :lol:

    Skip to 2:58

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    darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    @LaCabra
    Not bad man, good atmosphere albeit a bit bright, I see that you can throw the torches but can you extinguish the candles in the lanterns?

    I seem to keep cutting and killing myself though... would certainly prefer different movement options as well but Teleport is a safe bet. Is there a trick to hiding or just find a dark spot and wait for a guard to creep by?

    Would love to see a nice VR stealth game with this idea hope this does well for you guys. Also thanks for not making a fucking wave shooter :D

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    LaCabraLaCabra MelbourneRegistered User regular
    Haha, thanks. The cutting yourself bug is weird, you're not the only one having it but some folks aren't and I haven't been able to repro yet. Can't turn the candles off, but I'd like to maybe do something with that. If there's too much darkness right now the guards don't stand a chance, but thinking of giving them torches or something maybe.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    You're going to have to put any discussion of your own game in the indie games forum I'm afraid

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    GlyphGryphGlyphGryph Registered User regular
    Update is out for Gorn, which continues to be the premiere VR power fantasy experience.

    You can now rip people limb from limb with your bare hands if you are so inclined. (actually that might just be in the beta? There versioning system is not super clear)

    Also the rapier is fun. The eel weapon will not actually load into the arena for me though.
    Tube wrote: »
    You're going to have to put any discussion of your own game in the indie games forum I'm afraid

    Boo. I was enjoying his posts.

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    Rules is rules unfortunately

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    BouwsTBouwsT Wanna come to a super soft birthday party? Registered User regular
    Maybe if @LaCabra could start that new thread, and then link it here? Anyone who wants to continue discussion should notify on that thread then.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    Ha! I tried out the VirZoom Arcade on PSVR, and I was a bit confused when it said "please plug in your bike controller" :lol:

    Apparently it's a companion programming for an exercise bike that you can plug in the PS4, so that it can count the distance/calories burned. If you don't have that controller, you can use the dualshock but you will get cramp pretty quickly because tapping the bottem left trigger is pedalling forward. You lean left and right on your bike to steer.

    I don't know whether to find it silly or a bit genius for combining the VR helmet with the exercise bike in order to control bicycles, horses, flying horses and tanks :lol:
    The best part is all of the generic Unity store assets. Like, why am I a Panda in a bright yellow pedal Canoe? On the other hand...

    Maybe I'm asking the wrong question. Maybe that should just be an option in all VR games, no matter how much narrative dissonance it invokes. :mrgreen:

    And the Trophies are wonderfully insane too. Like, they want people to 'cycle' the entire coast-to-coast length of the U.S.A in VR?! :lol:

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    StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    I wonder if I could get my corporate fitness benefit to buy a VirZoom bike? That would be... interesting. I'm pretty sure riding a bike trainer with a VR headset on would be a Bad Thing (tm).


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    Fartacus_the_MightyFartacus_the_Mighty Brought to you by the letter A.Registered User regular
    Stuff I've tried recently:

    King Kaiju
    You're a giant monster rampaging through Japan. It was fun to pick stuff up and throw it around for a few minutes, but I got bored quickly. I'd love to have a VR remake of Rampage, but this isn't it. Also I have an issue with Touch controller occlusion when I have to do stuff near my floor, but that's a symptom of my room setup and not the game itself.

    The Lab
    It's been Touch-compatible for some time, but I hadn't gotten around to trying it until now. The experiences are short and shallow, but feel complete, and full of amusing references to various Valve games. It reminds me of the First Contact demo that was released along with Touch, except it's an entire collection of demos with a similar level of polish.

    Manastorm
    Do you want to play Hearthstone in VR? This is that game. Hearthstone never really grabbed me, as I prefer the more complex interactions of, say, MTG, but putting it VR somehow makes it a lot more fun for me. It's in a pretty basic state right now; the only gameplay is a single duel against the AI with a single fixed deck. If nothing else, this proves that a VR CCG can work. It makes me want a VR remake of that weird-ass MTG Battlemage game they made for the Playstation.

    Overkill VR
    We don't have a Time Crisis game for VR, but is is pretty close. Go to cover, pop out to shoot mans, advance to next cover spot when all mans are dead. Cover is actual geometry, and you have to contort yourself properly to get behind it. Can upgrade guns and armor between levels. I've got four minor quibbles with this game, three of them are on me: first, kneeling down on a hard chair mat is hell on the knees, and you do it constantly to stay behind cover; I'll have a nice foam pad soon to fix this. Second, as with Kaiju, getting on the floor makes controller-tracking problematic. Third, gunplay is always right-handed, with the left being used for inserting new magazines and activating items with the buttons. This means that your right arm gets super tired after awhile, and there's no way to swap hands. Lastly, there's a bug where you can't get out of the mission results screen, which means you have to discombobulate yourself wrt headset/controllers/etc. to restart the game if you want to keep playing. Aside from my issues, though, this is a really fun shooter.

    The Path of Greatest Resistance
    A literal rail-shooter; you're in a train cart that slowly moves through each level. Each mission gives you a unique set of gear with which to murder robots and crystals, and the configuration of each stage within the mission is somewhat randomly generated. It's fun, but the constant movement gave me a bit of motion sickness after awhile. I especially liked the impactful weapons; things only take a couple shots to kill, the bullets are big and bright and stuff reacts well to being hit.

    Stolen Steel VR
    Basic physics-based swordfighting, sadly feels like it needs the Early Access tag, and would mean every letter of it. Hit detection is a bit wonky, the bad guys seem to have the exact same animation when you hit them (regardless of hit location), and if you're using two weapons they will constantly get stuck on each other. Sometimes trying to unstick them results in stabbing yourself, which I guess is unintentionally funny. Sairento does VR swordplay better (but, of course, includes all those pesky guns).

    Void Rangers
    Sort of like Space Pirate Trainer except you loot/upgrade weapons instead of just picking them from a radial menu. There's several weapon types and some interesting random affixes, but it comes at the cost of randomness; you might have to grind awhile until you can get/upgrade a strong enough weapon to get to the next stage. I've probably spent more time playing this than any other VR game so far.

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    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    @Fartacus_the_Mighty Dragon Front is a more developed CG game if that's what you like. It's F2P so try it out.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Stupid wrote: »
    I wonder if I could get my corporate fitness benefit to buy a VirZoom bike? That would be... interesting. I'm pretty sure riding a bike trainer with a VR headset on would be a Bad Thing (tm).
    Yeah, getting the cabling caught around the bike pedals or otherwise getting it wrapped around your neck/throat would seem like a issue to me.

    I have to be really careful with the multitude of cables, even in a seated position, so adding an exercise bike set-up into the mix seems a bit cumbersome, if not outright hazardous.

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited February 2017
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    Stupid wrote: »
    I wonder if I could get my corporate fitness benefit to buy a VirZoom bike? That would be... interesting. I'm pretty sure riding a bike trainer with a VR headset on would be a Bad Thing (tm).
    Yeah, getting the cabling caught around the bike pedals or otherwise getting it wrapped around your neck/throat would seem like a issue to me.

    I have to be really careful with the multitude of cables, even in a seated position, so adding an exercise bike set-up into the mix seems a bit cumbersome, if not outright hazardous.

    I guess at this point it's just a race to see who can be the first human being to manage to kill themselves in virtual and actual reality.

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    TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    Stupid wrote: »
    I wonder if I could get my corporate fitness benefit to buy a VirZoom bike? That would be... interesting. I'm pretty sure riding a bike trainer with a VR headset on would be a Bad Thing (tm).
    Yeah, getting the cabling caught around the bike pedals or otherwise getting it wrapped around your neck/throat would seem like a issue to me.

    I have to be really careful with the multitude of cables, even in a seated position, so adding an exercise bike set-up into the mix seems a bit cumbersome, if not outright hazardous.

    I guess at this point it's just a race to see who can be the first human being to manage to kill themselves in the matrix.

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      CantidoCantido Registered User regular
      This is the one thing that would make me consider VR.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpayX-0S84w

      See, in South Korea, golfing is expensive, so they have Screen Golf. Indoor virtual golf courses where people practice their game and order fast food and smoke cigarettes. They are the equivalent of bowling alleys in that sense. So if this really helps my game, I would be delighted. The only issue is the lack of club weight.

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