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  1. Last year it was like pulling teeth to get donations from some people who'd expressed interest in my cause or who were even related to me and, therefore, related to the person I'm playing for. So I figured this year I'd try and not hit those people up - let them have a break and maybe ask for donations from them at most every other year. What do you guys do? What works best for you?
  2. Hmm. Xeserox thanks for that bit of good news after everyone else reporting declines. I've thought of talking to some local businesses. There's a pizza place, chinese takeout, and daycare right on the exit of my neighborhood. Now with the new phone app, I'll give it a shot.
  3. Good ideas both of you. If I get a bit closer then I'll toy with the idea of stretch goals.
  4. I've also seen an explosion of gaming charity events - there's at least one a month on Twitch if not more. Maybe it's just charity burn out? I've also seen an explosion of gaming charity events - there's at least one a month on Twitch if not more. Maybe it's just charity burn out?
  5. Ah, OK. Maybe I'll revisit my strategy. I did make a FB post about it (and I never really go on FB otherwise). If EL's FB app has some kind of priority that lets it surface in everyone's feed, perhaps I'll consider using it.
  6. djotaku

    Why do you Extra Life?

    I just so happen to have a video explaining why I Extra Life:
  7. So far I've done EL twice. Last year my biggest donor was someone who liked The Witcher when I was playing and gave me $100. Might be someone from these forums because I'd announced I was doing a mini-marathon. Or it might be coincidence. This year so far my biggest donor was my younger brother who did it because I said I'd do one pushup / $1 donated. I also got a small donation from someone who'd provided a game for me to cover on Youtube for exposure. When I sent him the link to my Youtube vid, he donated. I've been hoping that someone else would donate from my Youtube vids (basically usually an archive of my stream), but no one else so far. I'm gearing up to start adding in an "ad" midway through the video reminding people that I'm at X% and asking them to help me get to the end.
  8. Help me at least get to $200!

  9. djotaku

    Charity Miles

    Did EL end up added? Does it go to EL in general or to my campaign?
  10. djotaku

    Anyone streaming card games?

    Saw about 5 minutes of Twitch streaming some Pokemon championships. It's easy for them because they had multiple cameras and someone to operate whatever they use on the backend - XSplit, OBS or something more professional. Basically one view was overhead and one was from the side. They also had closeups of the heads and hands of the players. Does anyone stream card games for EL? If you do, how do you film it?
  11. Awesome! Congrats! Glad it went well!
  12. Hey guys, Posted this on the OBS forums and no response, but I know a lot of you guys use OBS. I'm using OBS-MP on Windows and I have an appeal video via video source on one of my scenes. The video starts playing as soon as I launch OBS, whether or not I'm in that scene. (XSplit, by contrast, waits until I go to that scene to start). I know one way around it would be to use VLC and window capture, but apart from being clunky, it's more stuff I have to wrangle with while trying to stream. Any settings I can tick to get the video to only start when I go to that scene?
  13. djotaku

    OBS MP: Video Source

    Thanks! So helpful and good to know they're working on it!
  14. Battle Rape? I can't understand why that's banned. /sarcasm!!!! Interestingly, I think at least one of those banned games is a VN that's always coming up for me on steam as a recommendation because I played a VN once. (Even though the VN I played was like PG/PG-13, not explicit like that one must be to be banned on twitch)
  15. Ah, boo! But, I guess it does help protect you because what if this happened: I host @Zyaldar because he's playing Undertail. Then I leave and @Zyaldar gets tired of playing and then hosts Strip Poker. Now I'm hosting Strip Poker. And maybe I don't like that because I have built a reputation as a rated G Twither. I was stretching a bit there, because I think Twitch already doesn't allow rated M games, but it's teh best reason I could think of for not allowing hosting of hosting.
  16. Very true. If I'd known I would have hosted the official channel last year since I was out of town and couldn't to any streaming on the official day.
  17. djotaku

    OBS MP: Video Source

    Well, thanks for the info. I wonder.....maybe what I need to do is tell it not to loop and then if it finishes, it'll load from the beginning when I go back in? I think I tried that once, but I'll check it out again.
  18. Oh, awesome. I'll have to start hosting some of my team-mates in Extra Life to give Extra Coverage. (Although it's not like I have a lot of followers)
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    Livestreaming Overlays and Graphics

    Very nice looking!
  20. How does that work? Do you have to be a paying Twitch member?
  21. I've been using it for a few months now and I do really like it a LOT. So far it's only lost my video ONCE where something about it glitched out and it couldn't close the file handle on the video file write. Other crashes (of which there have been very few) have at least left me with a file. But this time it couldn't close the file write - which, of course, crashed Windows and wouldn't let it reboot without a hard reset. Other than that, thanks to Eric Murphy's info, I've been able to set up browser plugins to have Twitch and Youtube Gaming chat incorporated into the stream:
  22. Just curious if anyone has started using OBS Multiplatform and if they had any tips/tricks/pitfalls? I've successfully used it to stream from Linux: The audio isn't perfect, but I'm not sure if that's because OBS MP (at least on Linux) does not detect games (like XSplit on Windows) so I was doing a Window capture which might be more intensive.
  23. 1) Am I wrong that anything we raise until the end of the calendar year counts towards our totals? 2) What happens to the accounts (not forum, but where we raise money) when the year ends? Can we "renew" for the following year or do we start again from scratch?
  24. So I was running the "Thank you ad" (the link should open to the right spot) and I got a copyright notice on the file. MIR - Strip Sounds - BBF - Irving Washington (PRS/MCPS)Sound recording3:28 - 4:29Just a warning if you want to avoid copyright notices. Which (among other things) means THEY can run ads against your stream.