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Commented 2 months ago2021-11-11 13:03:48 UTC in journal: Hello! Comment #103823
Hey, welcome to TWHL!
Commented 3 months ago2021-10-29 01:43:17 UTC in journal: Oh no Comment #103801
Thanks for the wishes, everyone!
Commented 3 months ago2021-10-21 01:56:29 UTC in journal: Cryptic Journal Comment #103786
I can't believe I'm late for this even though I had advance notice!

Happy Belated Birthday, Urby!
Commented 3 months ago2021-10-07 11:45:04 UTC in journal: One Comment #103740
Happy Birthday!
Commented 4 months ago2021-09-09 17:15:57 UTC in journal: Update Comment #103713
It's good to see you again, and I'm glad things are going well (all things considered anyhow). Its nuts to me that Scott's in high school already - I remember being on TWHL when he was born!

Tastes change over time. I know I don't get as captivated by action games as I used to when I was a kid, (I do still enjoy them!) and often times I'll want to relax with something a bit more slow-paced. Could be you've lost interest in gaming in general, but maybe you just need to try some new genres, find something that helps you unwind instead?
Commented 5 months ago2021-07-31 22:13:13 UTC in journal: ⚠️ Help ⚠️ Comment #103641
Signed as well. Pipelines suck.
Commented 8 months ago2021-05-09 16:55:34 UTC in journal: Birthday! Comment #103563
Happy Birthday!
Commented 9 months ago2021-04-24 16:09:26 UTC in journal: Sooo... I got a new side job Comment #103539
I hope it never happens but I am prepared for the eventuality of using this memeI hope it never happens but I am prepared for the eventuality of using this meme
Commented 9 months ago2021-04-12 03:22:39 UTC in journal: Sooo... I got a new side job Comment #103497
Yoo, congrats! Core Decay looks like it hits a lot of my buttons from that announcement trailer, looking forward to seeing more of it and the other title you're working on! ^_^
Commented 10 months ago2021-03-19 01:45:31 UTC in journal: [DATA SENT] Comment #103439
Happy Birthday!
Commented 11 months ago2021-02-23 20:53:56 UTC in journal: 0x0013 Comment #103349
Happy Birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2020-12-30 17:40:57 UTC in journal: Ehch Arr Tee Comment #103166
It's not a birthday but it's definitely cause to celebrate!
Commented 1 year ago2020-11-12 21:37:50 UTC in vault item: TWHL Tower 2 Comment #103032
10.0/10
Architecture — 10
Texturing — 10
Ambience — 10
Lighting — 10
Gameplay — 10

Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant. A great example of some of the best mapping HL1 has to offer, in all its different flavours.

Now to figure out where those last two discs were hidden...
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-18 18:31:07 UTC in journal: Journal sus... Comment #102972
Certainly is the imposter, because I ain't 30. Ha!
Okay well I don't know what number Knockaround Guys translates to and I can't find any other movies he was in in 2002 so I'm stumped lol

Unless you meant what age he was when he was in XXX...
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-18 13:55:09 UTC in journal: Journal sus... Comment #102968
Happy 30th Birthday! (...is... is the imposter...?)
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-05 16:11:26 UTC in journal: Quarter Comment #102930
Happy Birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-05 02:33:49 UTC in journal: I put Ovaltine in my Eggnog Comment #102927
Happy Birthday!
I don't get the riddle in the title though. Not a reference to something I'm familiar with.
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-03 16:52:34 UTC in vault item: Bridge The Gap Comment #102924
Absolutely great despite what Urby says. The map is somewhat poorly illuminated (getting no favours from goldsource's "Flashlight uses lightmap resolution, lightmap resolution scales with texture size" issue) but no worse than many areas in classic HL mods such as USS Darkstar, and leaving you in complete darkness for a much smaller amount of time - I never had to pause in complete darkness to let my flashlight recharge, for instance.

Combat is on the light side, but paced and balanced well for the exploration focus the map has - You never get bored, but you also never feel overwhelmed or like the map is constantly throwing new enemies at you.

Brushwork and textures are, as always, given that SnC polish that makes me super jealous. Somewhat dull lighting aside, map looks damn good, though I'd recommend toning down the amount of lens flare/corona sprites by cast lights, because while they add some visual noise, none of those bulbs are bright enough to actually produce flares unless you're looking through a lens that was smeared with petroleum jelly and then pounded into the dirt.
Commented 1 year ago2020-09-02 17:55:22 UTC in journal: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Comment #102893
Ooh, that's a good idea for an episode - Happy Birthday Man!
Commented 1 year ago2020-09-02 01:23:38 UTC in journal: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Comment #102890
Good Job, Man.
Commented 1 year ago2020-07-20 16:30:33 UTC in journal: Tragedy Comment #102797
Condolences :(
It's never easy to say goodbye, is it?
Commented 1 year ago2020-05-18 15:40:06 UTC in journal: Cobalt 5 days ago Comment #102717
Happy Super-Belated Birthday!

Lights in the new rig look neat.
Commented 1 year ago2020-04-07 11:44:22 UTC in journal: My grandfather died Comment #102647
Condolences to you and the rest of your family.
Commented 1 year ago2020-04-03 23:17:42 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102631
Y'all get to isolate?
I work at a grocery store, I don't even have the option of staying home until I actually get sick.
Commented 1 year ago2020-02-25 01:39:53 UTC in journal: 0x0012 Comment #102554
Happy Birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2020-02-22 03:48:40 UTC in vault item: dm_perthowned Comment #102543
The amount of detail you've managed to cram into this map while still allowing it (just barely!) to compile is nothing short of mastery of the craft.
Not that you needed them, but bonus points for the piped-in music in the lobby, and the awesome rocket launch.
Commented 2 years ago2019-12-29 17:48:08 UTC in journal: What do you know? Comment #102481
Happy Belated Birthday!
Commented 2 years ago2019-11-23 22:53:34 UTC in journal: Much more important than a birthday journal Comment #102441
Happy ...Ten Thousandth?
Commented 2 years ago2019-11-16 22:55:48 UTC in journal: Atomic Number 28 Comment #102432
It's appreciated nonetheless!
Commented 2 years ago2019-11-03 00:57:05 UTC in poll: Video Games November 2019 Comment #102420
I would be a little excited for Pokemon on the Switch... If I had one.

Nothing else is really grabbing me this month.
Commented 2 years ago2019-10-26 11:25:59 UTC in journal: Atomic Number 28 Comment #102392
Thanks, everyone! Also yepyep, Potatis got it right off the bat.
Commented 2 years ago2019-10-19 23:45:42 UTC in journal: What a time to be alive... Comment #102355
Oooohhhhh okay that makes more sense.

Happy Belated Birthday, I would have wished you one earlier but I had no idea what you were referring to.
Commented 2 years ago2019-10-17 22:29:57 UTC in journal: I got my braces removed. Comment #102333
Nice!
Commented 2 years ago2019-10-06 00:43:33 UTC in journal: I now have... Comment #102301
That is a very elegant looking cat!
Commented 2 years ago2019-10-06 00:42:33 UTC in journal: Birthday? Comment #102300
Happy Birthday!
Commented 2 years ago2019-10-04 18:28:27 UTC in journal: :) Comment #102287
Happy Birthday!
Commented 2 years ago2019-09-07 12:47:10 UTC in vault item: Open The Door... Comment #102254
Okay, another 40 minutes, I figured out how to get (most of) the out of reach ones legitimately, and I'm pretty sure I've gotten it down to 1.

It's taunting me.
Commented 2 years ago2019-09-07 03:34:07 UTC in vault item: Open The Door... Comment #102253
Well, about 40 minutes in and I still have around 16 to go...
I also had to noclip a few times because I'm not up to snuff on my speedrun techniques and don't know how to get that much vertical air.
There's also an invisible wall near the ladder - presumably that's a bug. Will try to find the remaining buttons tomorrow, but for now I sleep.
Commented 2 years ago2019-08-30 12:27:05 UTC in journal: Just one of those days I guess Comment #102231
Happy Belated Birthday!
Commented 2 years ago2019-08-16 23:55:23 UTC in journal: Brain Surgery 2 Comment #102218
Hope everything goes as smoothly as last time, and that this is the last time she'll have to go through this.
Commented 2 years ago2019-08-04 22:24:27 UTC in journal: cool smiley guy Comment #102197
Happy belated birthday!
Commented 2 years ago2019-07-28 13:56:56 UTC in journal: It's the thing Comment #102179
Happy Birthday!
Commented 2 years ago2019-07-08 14:59:09 UTC in journal: Strictly speaking, this is two minutes too late. Comment #102150
Happy Birthday!
Commented 2 years ago2019-06-21 17:49:55 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102108
Not a whole lot to say that others haven't already - She'll be more than fine, especially since she has such great and loving parents!
I also second Archie's suggestion that you get her tested for time traveler DNA, I'm pretty sure I remember it only being last year that she was born.
Commented 2 years ago2019-06-03 16:42:50 UTC in journal: Gaming PC for my son Comment #102055
Can definitely recommend an SSD as well - I don't have one for my games library (though I am eyeing an upgrade) but I have an SSD for my OS drive and it boots lightning fast. If you can afford it I'd recommend getting an additional terabyte one for storage, but at the very least the having a 500GB SSD as your C:/ drive is a must IMO if you're planning on doing just a single drive to start.
Everything else looks like it should be VR ready for the current generation at least, and probably for the next as well.

Also, he's 12 already?! It's only now setting in how long I've been on this site, I remember you posting stories when he was a toddler!
Commented 2 years ago2019-03-23 00:13:27 UTC in journal: Another Brain Surgery? Comment #101930
Excellent news!
Commented 2 years ago2019-03-20 12:22:28 UTC in journal: Another Brain Surgery? Comment #101919
Here's hoping it goes as well as last time and everything gets sorted!
Commented 2 years ago2019-02-24 23:34:50 UTC in journal: 0x0011 Comment #101834
Happy Belated Birthday!
Commented 3 years ago2019-01-01 23:11:23 UTC in journal: It's 2019! Get those Christmas hats outta here Comment #101705
Make up your mind, Urby!
Happy New Year, everyone!
Commented 3 years ago2018-12-02 16:52:00 UTC in journal: Christmas Avatars (Chrivatars) Comment #101656
If we must.