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satchmo4 months ago2022-07-06 16:09:47 UTC 0 comments
I am planning a race in February of 2023 as a fundraiser for my Rotary Club: https://www.signalhillrotary.org/lb-mutt-run

I'll be in Melbourne in May of 2023 to attend the Rotary International convention.
Overgrowth is sandbox game where you play as a rabbit, man, thing? It has 3 solid pillars that the game is based on, melee combat, stealth and platforming. The game has a good main story mode (and a few bonus ones added to that by Wolfire) but I'm not really here to talk about any of that. I've owned this game for a very long time, before the game was on Steam, before Wolfire went radio silent and I just assumed the game was dead and even before it had anything close to a main story mode and just came with some test maps. And back then you kinda had to make your onw fun. and you could do this with the games real time level editor. So this is less like making a map in say Hammer, and more like Halo's Forge mode.

But I have never really tried to make a full on level, until now

so the fist step I took was to load up the red rock climbing map from the alpha, delete Everything and make it look like this
Tada!Tada!
Ok bit of a jump but I don't want to bore you with the details of moving around objects and resizing them.

The goal of this map is too kill all the bandits that have take an old ruined fortress as they're base. A dog has hired you to do this and says as much when you talk to him
chatty dogchatty dog
making scripted Dialogue even ones as simple as this is quite involved, and is easy to screw up. I can only imagen the pain of setting up something more complex!
dialogue setupdialogue setup
Speaking of complex, giving NPCs armor in this game is done by carefully moving the pieces where you want them on the NPC and snapping them to one of they're bones. Luckily giving them a sword is much less painful and just snaps it to they're hand or on they're hip.
dog with armordog with armor
I really think the most important part of making a good Overgrowth map is giving the player freedom to take things on in different ways. Like yeah you could just rush in and storm the gate, but there's a big tough dog right there waiting for you. Probably best to do some sneaking and see if there's another way in. There is a rabbit guard on patrol in the back but he's got a lot of ground to cover so finding a rock on the side of the fort to climb in is pretty easy.
rabbit patrol pathrabbit patrol path
and throw in some stuff less telegraphed to the player, like this abandoned camp on top of a cliff.
theres a bonus knife up here too!theres a bonus knife up here too!
So yeah learning to make maps for this game is way different to almost anything I've done!

I got a gameplay video here
video link
and the workshop link here
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2829999035
Disco Clone4 months ago2022-07-01 15:34:23 UTC 3 comments
A few days ago I uploaded shanty 1 and 2.
The name came from another level I gave up on a bit before. 'shawty'

Uh. I updated it maybe 2 days later I think? Adding those sorta pipes you can see in the first proper engagement with the soldiers.
Along with some vents.

Then I started working on 3 and 4.
I had the idea for the thing to go reverse half life. Instead of Office Complex to We've Got Hostiles it'd go WGH to OC.
But then I started doing the office and didn't like it. So I kinda just tried to rush it through to bring it back the storage part.
One day I might go through and make it better but I can't be bothered right now.
In map 4 I made a large crate delivery room/storage. Idk. I think its kinda cool. A crate goes by overhead as well.
They're both light on combat compared to 1 and 2 but I'm thinking it'll be good to go
ACTION-less action-ACTION

Map 5 and maybe 6 are intended to be on the surface. This scares me though as I haven't really done anything on the surface. I'm scared I'll butcher the cliffs or just. It won't look right.
So we'll see how that turns out :P

Before I go onto 5, I'm going to try and reduce the number of crates in 1 and 2, do the big doors differently, maybe add different cover or the little crane thingies. All things I got told about in the comments. Which was really weird to see. I didn't expect this little. Little goofy map to be worthy of a comment.

Uh journal. over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr6gtbwkqwc
Meerjel015 months ago2022-06-16 17:07:19 UTC 3 comments
Segment 5

A long time since the last one. Decided to make Gmod videos here instead.
MMProductions5 months ago2022-06-14 18:33:56 UTC 6 comments
Thinking about plans in my life, becoming old... Just completed 27 today.

Wanting to finish my Sony and Aiwa audio systems.

If the life allows, maybe I gonna purchase a car and have a license.

Also I gonna do new map projects on the future.
yesterday i played portal for the first time. but i ended up uninstalling it because my small dumb stupid brain couldnt solve the puzzles. But i got inspired, and decided to make a portal deathmatch map for Half-Life, because, why not?

So i got inspired by TFC´s 2fort, and made something like that:
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It felt kinda empty, so i added a few corridors and windows:
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Also i added a few offices:
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So far is lookin good, but we need the aperture super complicated white/gray/blue tridimensional cool sliding door
I started to make something, and so far it looks like this:
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Well i havent finished the map, but i will upload it as soon as i finished it =p
Mean while meet jerry, the bullet hole-made man!
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-jamie
PD: Images not showing up for me pls help

Mod edit: Images fixed by Carrot
I've thrown together a rough prototype in Unity, the texters on the balls didn't come out quite how I would have liked them to but have a look

The game uses WASD to punt the ball, you can use two of the keys together to make a 45 degree shoot but that's as close as you can get to pulling off trick shots right now
Pool TablePool Table
All of the code for taking shoots is in this small C# script
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Still working on Half Life stuff but I thought I would step out of my comfort zone with something like this

UPDATE!
Made a brand new Table made with Blender, with holes! exciting I know.
Wow pocketsWow pockets
But wait there's more!
I also made new C# scripts, here's a look at one of them (all the scripts for the holes are basically the same)
Wow codeWow code
Hell I even made a video for this thing
Video walkthrough

Another Update!
Updated the code to have sprites of the balls that fell into the holes float up. had to update the code for each one of the holes :nuts:

here's just a snippet of it, It's a whole lot of the same thing over and over again, and it's too big to fit into a screencap.
Updated codeUpdated code
In action!In action!
cambreaKer6 months ago2022-05-07 07:41:56 UTC 9 comments
Today's my 17th birthday, and that means i can finally play Half-Life in the US! :walter: :hammer:
satchmo6 months ago2022-05-06 20:29:27 UTC 10 comments
After 24 years working as a pediatrician, I am going to become a commercial airline pilot.

There is currently a massive pilot shortage in the United States. It's estimated that we need more than 15,000 pilots over the next five years.

During the pandemic, virtually all flights were grounded due to travel restrictions. Many seasoned pilots were forced into early retirement. No flight school remained open during the shutdown.

Now, with lifting of travel bans and fueled by strong consumer demand, many flights are grounded because there is no one to fly them.

I played a small role in getting the world weather the pandemic, and now the world could use one less doctor but one more pilot.

I will be the third-generation pilot in my family. My grandfather flew for the first Chinese air force. He was naval bomber. Both of my uncles flew fighter jets.

I am fulfilling my destiny as I take to the air.
jamie6 months ago2022-05-03 20:16:10 UTC 2 comments
idk
Meerjel016 months ago2022-04-30 19:06:34 UTC 6 comments
Everyone's allowed to watch my Twitter. I'm asking cause of minor depression.
Daburubareru6 months ago2022-04-29 07:01:55 UTC 5 comments
Yo!
MMProductions7 months ago2022-04-27 10:19:50 UTC 2 comments
I'm about to buy a Sony remote assistant for tape decks, it's called RM-S5.

But its remote, RM-S5C, is a very rare remote control to find. I need it. Here some pics.

Does anyone have this remote? Or do you know someone who has it?

If anyone knows anything, please get in touch.
MISSING GUY - RM-S5CMISSING GUY - RM-S5C
The remote control above belongs to this remote device.The remote control above belongs to this remote device.
Striker7 months ago2022-04-16 10:56:57 UTC 9 comments
Oh yeah, forgot to post here yesterday.

We owe a lot to copper. I mean, virtually all electrical circuitry is made out of it. It's the reason I shocked myself Wednesday when working on a socket, while I thought I switched off the right fuse on the fuse panel. Live and learn - next time I'm, switching off the whole panel. The copper wire was the culprit: it conducted all that electrical potential right through my body. Or maybe, if I'm being rational, me being stupid is the one to blame, not a copper wire. I got a weird vertigo on my left side that day, it was funny.

People use copper tubes for plumbing and sometimes for heating, although plastic ones are more popular nowadays. Not sure what are the advantages and disadvantages as I'm not a plumber.
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Turks have an interesting way to make coffee on heated sand. They use a kind of copper pot that sits on hot sand. Probably not specific only to Turkey, as I imagine this is an excellent way of making coffee on a hot desert day.

Copper is also used for roofing, and in time it oxidizes and get that beautiful teal color.

Anyway, I'm sure copper is an interesting metal to study, I'm just here to bring some cake.

As for me... well, another revolution around the sun, lots of ups and downs, new lessons in life learned, new mental tools acquired, new responsibilities, and maybe a new passion too - I bought myself a Honda Hornet, the 2007 model.
Oh well, we all need some kind of personal therapy.
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Have a nice day everyone!
Hello everyone and my valuable friends,

I wanna to show how do you write shader without annoying like
" ... \n"
Then you should define simple for GLSL for example:
#define GLSL(version, shader)  "#version " #version "\n" #shader
Then you would like know to write if gcc or cl won't throw error lines. :)
For example with shader sources under cpp file:
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I hope I can help everyone and happy coding!