Commented 5 years ago2014-07-09 15:30:34 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42324
Scientist hunt looks like a kill box. :/

Anyway Started a thread.
Commented 5 years ago2014-07-08 16:47:36 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42323
Rats can walk very slowly along path_corners.
I haven't looked into SoHL and if the rats might be different in some way.

Why explosives work so well is because the origin, which is just a point, is calculated for explosives. It makes sense because it's one point to calculate rather that calculating blast damage for every hitbox. It's what I would do to. :/

In theory a crossbow bolt could work if the bolt's hitbox has the rat's origin inside it. It would then deal the damage... only in theory though. That kind of aim is uncanny and would be unreliable.

Should we make a thread for this? Call it "Black Mesa: X-Squad!"

EDIT: If this becomes a mod thing, we can do more. I could reskin the keycard or the weaponbox to look like the rat... or red coins for the lulz.
Commented 5 years ago2014-07-08 12:35:30 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42322
I couldn't manage to kill a rat with anything other than explosives like grenades, ar grenades, satchels, rockets, and tripmines. Rats DO have hit boxes around their hip and torso, but the hbox ID is 0 being generic where as 3, 4, 9, are hip, torso, and head.

I wonder if I had an HD pack version of the rat or something. None of my attempts to fix anything worked.
Commented 5 years ago2014-07-08 00:26:08 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42321
Good question Strider, I haven't tried a monster_generic yet.
The roach has the trigger and target stuff respectively, but I found that for no reason it doesn't trigger anything on death.

I also tried a work around using a giant trigger brush. Monsters only trigger it when they move, so its unreliable. Interesting findings all around....
Commented 5 years ago2014-07-07 17:15:31 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42320
if the monster is stuck in a wall, fireflies will show up and give its location away.

There are so many ways to do it. Possibly a map pack could be made of this.

Also, I stand corrected that leeches don't work for this. Rats it is for then :] But geez everytime I go to do something kinda cool, the HL code or otherwise just gets in the way.

EDIT: I tried fixing the rat's hit boxes but it didn't work. So I guess we'll just have to be clever with the grenades...

I was thinking each time you kill a rat, you get some grenades. That way the game is perpetuating, but if you waste all of your nades guessing or missing, you run out and essentially lose. I have some triggerwork to do but, once again, its simple.
Commented 5 years ago2014-07-07 16:35:43 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42319
If you really want that, go ahead.

So baby crab are a lot bigger than I thought. Though they are the smallest enemy in the game aside from the roaches.

I forgot about the rats. Though you can't shoot them, they are killed by explosions only.

Leeches work. Killed by anything, tiny, fully working code. I'm going to use leeches. Though rats sound incredibly tempting....
Commented 5 years ago2014-07-07 16:04:07 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42318
Yeah no template really necessary.
Manually place all of the crabs and have them target a game_counter on death, then have the counter target the game win stuff. I'm thinking the system vox basically say something like "doop level clear" then quit or level change. Simple simple simple stuff.

Go nuts.
Commented 5 years ago2014-07-07 14:11:17 UTC in journal: #8400 Comment #42317
Ok this is happening, I'm going to do some more experimentation and maybe formulate a template to build from.
Commented 5 years ago2014-06-16 23:17:25 UTC in journal: #8387 Comment #42306
lol! You really want the cock that badly huh?
Commented 5 years ago2014-06-12 02:31:57 UTC in journal: #8387 Comment #42305
Tetsuo that's really interesting. I've never played a real slot machine and the ones on the internet that don't involve real money are derpy from the bunch that I played before I started the project. I'm always looking for things to add to the Shop and buying lines could be a possibility.

I never wrote down the immediate stop trick in my fix log, and when I updated it, I had a lot to do and it slipped. The trick happens because the cycle changes every 0.1 seconds. Pulling the lever MAY give you a chance to stop it depending on when you are in that 0.1 second window. Sometimes it misses and the reel flips to the next icon. Shit it would be nothing to add a slight cool down for the lever. :/

I dug into a bullshit amount of research about how these things work. I decided to remove the odds so that the player can enjoy winning with their own skill of stopping the reels as well as testing their own natural luck with stopping the reel within the 0.1 second window. Normally a real slot machine just picks them at random with a chance that you win only SOME of the time so that you have the illusion that you can win. Truth is you can't and the odds of getting anything remotely better than breaking even is 8000 to 1. I didn't want to make a bullshit game that just takes away your virtual money, no one would play it.

The inner workings is massively procedural so if you have suggestions, I want to hear them.
Commented 5 years ago2014-06-03 20:32:56 UTC in journal: #8382 Comment #42295
Comment of the week goes to you.
Commented 5 years ago2014-05-31 01:23:39 UTC in journal: #8381 Comment #45971
I'm sure she couldn't have lived a better life cuz I can't think of a better person.
Commented 5 years ago2014-05-27 13:26:02 UTC in vault item: DM_VoidTemple Comment #20607
This map is finely crafted with exquisite care and attention to detail.

Love it.
Commented 5 years ago2014-05-09 13:12:59 UTC in journal: #8373 Comment #45959

You realize that you can never change your name from Tetsuo, or at least must be careful what is synonymous with your name.
Commented 5 years ago2014-05-04 07:24:04 UTC in vault item: DM_Rust [Beta] Comment #20553
I've taken dump that are larger than this map. But I guarantee they weren't as nice looking. Good job on this, I really like it!
Commented 5 years ago2014-04-25 00:53:25 UTC in journal: #8366 Comment #45939
I kinda forgot you freelanced. I wish I was as successful as you were. Do yourself the biggest justice ever and never come to America looking for big work. It's not here, Americans can't even get American jobs.

When I started out, I had no experience for design stuff so I freelanced. Just found out the other day that I freelanced so much that I'm over qualified for most of the jobs I can handle short of a position at a gaming studio. YET I don't have enough actual gaming experience or a strong enough portfolio to get into a studio. I'm am quite perfectly fucked. My usual pool of clients that I did freelance for dried up this year so nothing has progressed. I'm basically living off of the good will of others and I feel absolutely awful. I didn't mean to spill this all over your journal, I'm just having some trouble sorting it out.

Either way, I wish you the absolute best. I don't know what kind of area you live in, but at least you have skills that are more widely useful than mine being in media stuff. Best of luck to ya.
Commented 5 years ago2014-04-19 19:55:35 UTC in journal: #8365 Comment #65525
oh yeah i forgot to mention that. i thought they were fartnades.
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-23 13:42:54 UTC in journal: #8354 Comment #67273
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Commented 5 years ago2014-03-05 04:15:02 UTC in journal: #8345 Comment #50972
I was smashed last night but I totally remember talking to a guy with a mohawk.
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-03 22:19:46 UTC in journal: #8344 Comment #42289
Yes I am working in stencyl. It looks cheesy but that all depends on the user, as it IS powerful enough to make anything you want in 2D. Most of the community are younger kids or developers making fancy things. Its a giant trolling contest for the kids, a giant pissing contest for the developers. I don't spend much time there.
Commented 5 years ago2014-03-01 18:36:24 UTC in journal: #8343 Comment #42281
I don't have rights (yet). Its a filler until something else is done or I get rights. I'm surprised Youtube hasn't cut my audio yet. Most likely I'll use an original track or fill the sequence out with ambient audio and SFX.
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-22 03:55:15 UTC in journal: #8339 Comment #61600
beer in the wild, nice photo.
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-15 14:31:05 UTC in journal: #8332 Comment #42261
Fermented maple syrup must be some amazing shit. We should make some and call it Canuke.
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-13 05:21:31 UTC in journal: #8332 Comment #42260
Hey guys i'm back...

... why is there a bottle of scotch on my doorstep next to a 6 pack of maple syrup?
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-11 22:58:57 UTC in journal: #8332 Comment #42259
basically he's switched to wireless for me..the WiFi....

And as for as my Kegels ...they're just fine (I'm a Belly Dancer remember? I can do stuff..neat stuff, anyway)...If you wanna know about Rim's Prostate..well, that's another matter entirely LOL (Need I say that this is still Lyssa? XD)
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-11 17:10:15 UTC in journal: #8332 Comment #42258
Hello All!
Lyssa Here.
Rim's Procedure went..well....ish...
He had the chance of letting other doctors who wanted to learn the procedure be present for his (also it took $100 of the procedure, but we'll say he did it for medical advancement)
The thing is, we did not realize until things got going that one of the doctors learning the procedure would be learning it on HIM.
The main Dr who perfected the scalpel-less procedure guided and took charge when needed, but well...
Put it this way, at one point Rim asked if the Dr had lost his pocket watch in there....
It was a bit, just, more then either of us expected. A usual 10-15 min procedure to 50 min. Rim counted

He mostly slept when we got home. Sadly no good pain meds were given (they said there is no need, I don't have balls, but they fucking LIE) anyway so I gave him some of his left over pain meds from his Kidney stone.

He is up and around today, not in nearly as much pain as yesterday, which is good. He will probably continue to just do some light activities today and resume normal stuff tomorrow.

And as far as "fun" we must wait 12 weeks and 20 ejaculations...specifically, then he gets tested, and if no swimmers are detected, THEN we can have our fun.

He doesn't regret getting it, just maybe not having had been the guinea pig so to speak. I'm sure he'll regale you with tales of how they turned is vas deferens into balloon animals and such later on today (vas deferens=what they cut and clamp to make him not produce swimmers)

Someone else ah.... Striker..asked about testosterone. He wasn't castrated (where the testicles are removed) just had the the spaghetti separated form the meatballs so to speak.
the only thing that will go away are the swimmers. Everything else stays the same :)
He appreciates your kind words of support, thanks guys.
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-04 15:28:47 UTC in journal: #8329 Comment #40100
Would a Hunger Games joke be too soon?
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-02 14:12:18 UTC in journal: #8328 Comment #61596
I always to some kind of numeric thing like 19Saxaphones
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-02 03:25:02 UTC in vault item: de_newhorizon Comment #20467
Aw I see. I get really good results with the node size being 128 or even 64 and compiling on precise vis mode. Also, its very common for maps to have much higher poly counts as modern computers are powerful enough to handle the higher count. No one really runs HL in software mode anyway unless by choice. Even I after a while, just stopped caring and focused on a nice even level of detail, generally staying below 3000 of course just in case.
Commented 5 years ago2014-02-01 23:42:12 UTC in vault item: de_newhorizon Comment #20465
This is a fantastic map and there is absolutely nothing I can say about it except one thing...

What design call made you block off the uppermost part of the room with the 3 tanks of green slime? Those areas up there would make for a great vantage and ambush point for players. I was left a little disappointed as I was only able to really access half of this room's potential space. If you have a good reason, I'd like to hear it. Also, why is there a random blood stain up there if no one will ever see it?

Overall 5* and I hope you win. This is deserving.
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Commented 5 years ago2013-12-26 15:48:40 UTC in journal: #8313 Comment #33308
Merry Christmas Andy!
Commented 5 years ago2013-12-19 16:49:11 UTC in journal: #8306 Comment #62585
The year is 2199. We've been fighting for decades, there are not many of us left. There are fields of bodies, and mountains of skulls. No matter how many we kill, they keep coming. We are the humans, and they are the googles.

Nah, it won't stick.
Commented 5 years ago2013-12-15 01:41:04 UTC in journal: #8301 Comment #65502
Dudes. I'm going to level with you. Lyssa and I watched your video, and she was high as shit. It was fun to say the very least. Also, she got all of the questions right. Now she's walking around the house yelling "YEAH! SCIENCE ALL UP IN THIS BITCH!" Now she's asking if I'm typing all of this down.
Commented 5 years ago2013-12-03 18:04:07 UTC in journal: #8294 Comment #50439
Commented 5 years ago2013-11-25 03:29:56 UTC in journal: #8289 Comment #65488
R.I.P. Elder Scrolls series.
Commented 6 years ago2013-10-23 18:06:06 UTC in vault item: gauss_god_hldm Comment #20347
OK! I got around to checking this out.

+ Excellent contruction.
+ Great color sense and textures.
+ Great ambience and lighting.
+ Zappy Cannon.
+ Amazing details, like the butterflies and leaves.

? I don't know why, but it felt like the sky was too low and it felt like it blocked me from going where I wanted to. Noclipping to the top of the big island I immediately thought that something could have been done up there besides what you did.
  • A part of the main island with the spinning generator is cut off by the sky box. This happens in a few areas else where too. With the excellent brushwork, I'm genuinely curious why you didn't make the islands more free floating in the skybox.
  • The elevator had a purple checker texture in the shaft. Might be just me.
Overall - 5 just because I like it that much.

EDIT: Should have read the previous comments first... lol.
So save some nodes, you could have the bottom portions of the islands, like below the point of no return, have them be illusionary and then use simpler clip brushes to make them solid to players.

To fade out your waterfalls, extend them as far as your max viewable distance is set. They can go outside the skybox, they will still render because a part of them will be visible. At the bottom, VM them into a point, and it will give the illusion that it goes on forever.
Commented 6 years ago2013-10-23 17:27:47 UTC in journal: #8274 Comment #45822
User posted image
Commented 6 years ago2013-10-13 19:19:06 UTC in journal: #8266 Comment #40327
Fixed your texture.
User posted image
I'm sorry someone put that watch in your way.
Commented 6 years ago2013-09-27 01:31:12 UTC in journal: #8256 Comment #49517
Happy Birthday! Eat caek.

Commented 6 years ago2013-09-06 03:26:17 UTC in journal: #8240 Comment #42220
Commented 6 years ago2013-09-05 14:13:32 UTC in journal: #8240 Comment #42219
Yeah I wish the penalty was like -30 or something. I was just a few dollars under.

Upon looking at the dates, there was a span of only 5 hours between having the money and the paycheck I got after that. Impeccable timing >:[
Commented 6 years ago2013-09-04 18:23:43 UTC in journal: #8240 Comment #42218
Declining the payment is done on the seller's side of things, and not everyone does it. The charity wouldn't want an amount to be blocked after I got the games, it'd be fraudulent.
Commented 6 years ago2013-09-04 14:09:39 UTC in journal: #8240 Comment #42217
Oh I know my banking, that's how I know what's going on.
Lemme try again. I wasn't super clear on things.

1: Donated $5 for Sims3. Worthit.

2: $5 pended on my statement but was cancelled. It was the charity's way of confirming legitimacy.

3: I spent all of the my money on rent so I had $0.83 left in my bank.

4: Donation finalizes and goes through, charging me $5 I don't have.

5: Bank charges me $35 in overdraft penalties.
Commented 6 years ago2013-09-03 03:04:21 UTC in journal: #8237 Comment #67318
Download times. (U_U)
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Commented 6 years ago2013-08-19 19:03:16 UTC in journal: #8224 Comment #42211
actually yes, that's kinda accurate. I know a lot of people like PC over Macs. Its not about his products though, its about his philosophies.
Commented 6 years ago2013-08-18 02:48:41 UTC in journal: #8224 Comment #42210
The movie inspired me. You guys are being dicks.

How old are you guys? Do you even remember what its like not having a computer?
Commented 6 years ago2013-07-30 19:53:25 UTC in journal: #8210 Comment #65429
Happy 14th even though I thought you were already 14...