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Posted 4 days ago2020-01-22 14:17:23 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #343669
Oh, I agree. I'm not trying to shoot you down. Everything you've posted is a Hell of a lot better than anything I've ever attempted. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 5 days ago2020-01-21 16:52:14 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #343667
Nice models! Granted, the final character needs some work, as does the texture work on the MP5. It looks like it was forged by a blacksmith in the iron age. :P
Mmmm, lumpyMmmm, lumpy
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
A trigger_teleport is required to send the player to an info_teleport_destination, yes. If you want to send the player to a destination when they press/shoot a button, they need to be standing inside a trigger_teleport that the button then turns on. As the notes on the entity page you link said:
To make a trigger_teleport toggleable, use a multisource master. Trigger this master with a button or multi_manager or something to activate it. When the master is inactive, the teleporter will be as well.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 week ago2020-01-14 21:19:24 UTC
in Model wont light up (cycler or cycler_sprite) Post #343614
Which way is the light_spot pointing?
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 week ago2020-01-14 14:12:19 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343611
This is what happens when you work too darn quickly. :P

Seriously though, I envy the people who can pour so much time into maps/mods nowadays. The Core would certainly be out by now if I hadn't got a job and a family and all that crap.

Between work and kids, I need that extension if I even hope to commit something to this project. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 weeks ago2020-01-08 13:43:19 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343573
I would enjoy the month extension very much. I was on the verge of throwing in the towel, but now that I've had a new idea I'm determined to get it done.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 weeks ago2020-01-07 14:14:28 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343567
I saw the floating scientist... My brain kinda just ignored it due to being bombarded with requests for status reports.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 weeks ago2020-01-06 14:27:23 UTC
in Getting Hammered to the Max Post #343564
Impressive looking stuff. I'd certainly look into this if I used Source.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 weeks ago2020-01-06 14:10:12 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343562
Were there any snarks?

As for me, I've checked out WRATH: Aeon of Ruin and Disco Elysium with my Christmas Steam cards. Highly recommend both. The former if you like your retro "boomer" shooters and the latter if you want a really exquisitely written point and click adventure/RPG.

Seriously, I thought The Outer Worlds was one of the better written games of the year, but DE shits all over it and it is utterly hilarious. Just don't expect a combat based game and prepare to read a whole lot.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 weeks ago2019-12-30 01:23:48 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #343536
Is that Time's End 57 I see there @KingDaniel. Looking forward to that one. Not a bad little trick with the perspective either :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 weeks ago2019-12-29 22:00:04 UTC
in Fate of Gunman Chronicles Post #343531
Gunman Chronicles is set in a distant galaxy. It could technically be part of ANY universe. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 weeks ago2019-12-28 10:41:39 UTC
in Fate of Gunman Chronicles Post #343524
I think Gunman Chronicles is ultimately owned by Valve (there was some sort of partnership I think) but it was nearly 20 years ago.
The only connection to Valve is the GoldSource engine it was built upon. The custom code and content was property of Rewolf, which was little more than a mod team that was funded by Sierra. Like most mod teams, as soon as the game was released, the team was disbanded. Presumably the game and its content then officially became the property of Sierra in order to work on post-release fixes and patches. Sierra has since become a part of Activision Blizzard.

Wherever the source code and copyright for Gunman Chronicles are nowadays, you aint getting either and it certainly won't be coming to Steam.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-12-22 23:45:00 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343503
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-12-18 14:32:17 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343482
I probably wont participate but I hope a reference to my status reporting level ends up on there somewhere
Because literally everywhere else relating to Half-Life these days isn't enough for you? :lol:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-12-18 14:30:58 UTC
in Youtube or Vimeo? Post #343481
Fact of the matter is, YouTube is the top pick for viewers currently and something quite drastic would need to occur in order to change that. Same way Google has become a general term for searching online, despite the vast number of search engines. The same way that Twitch is now the place to go for streams (though YouTube has a fairly big slice of this action as well)

I know that artists are getting shafted left and right and a lot of them now depend on Patreon to make an income. I've heard of other services pop up such as GorillaGong for machinima videos, but can't say I've ever checked them out for any length of time. However, for those not making a living off of it, YouTube is probably still the place to go.

Vimeo I've only ever seen used by our clients at work to host videos that are then embedded on their websites/product pages. I can't say I've ever followed anyone on Vimeo.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-12-17 20:37:57 UTC
in Hidden gems / Underrated games? Post #343471
The Talos Principle is in my Steam library and I don't recall how or why... I might have bought it based on recommendations or it might have been gifted. Either way, I checked it out on my Birthday for about an hour. That was back in October. Can't say I've been particularly drawn back to it as of yet.

One game I will repeatedly and whole-heartedly recommend is Hollow Knight. If you like your challenging combat and your Metroidvania games then I would say it's one of the best out there having played a grand total of... this one. My personal favourite game of 2017 and the sequel Silksong is on the horizon. :D
Also, that soundtrack :heart:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-12-13 14:50:03 UTC
in The ~Video Game Music~ Thread Post #343460
Christopher Larkin posted a couple of the new tracks for Hollow Knight: Silksong on his channel and I am just sooo ready for this game now.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-12-09 22:35:19 UTC
in Hidden gems / Underrated games? Post #343456
Half-Rats: Parasomnia, a lot of players played the game and stopped because it was either "too hard" or "lost". I guess this means that players are way too much used to navigation assistance (beacons, quest markers, GPS...) and no longer have the desire of exploration and a sense of orientation.
As somebody who adores exploration in games (I'm still playing Skyrim), Parasomnia is one of many games that I just stopped playing. I'm not a particularly big horror fan though. I enjoyed A Fever Dream (Played it through three times), but I guess that's because it simply plays like Half-Life with a schlocky horror parody theme, much like the They Hunger series.

HR:P just didn't make as much of a lasting impression on me, so I stopped.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-12-05 10:06:24 UTC
in Proposal: A community code of conduct for TWHL Post #343421
The Community Covenant seems more than reasonable to me, personally.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-22 22:14:00 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343395
Half-Life: Alyx will reunite the TWHL community. Just waiting on Luke, Seventh Monkey, Ant, Zombieloffe, Tosse and Saribous.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-22 13:30:04 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343387
While you might be able to recreate the environments from HL:A to create a traditional flat FPS, it would be an entirely different game with a lot of the interesting elements stripped out.

Where VR requires that you "physically" manipulate the environment around you in order to solve puzzles and interact with switches and doors and such, a non VR port would just be a case of pressing your use key at things and watching them play out.

While I still believe that everything to do with VR so far could be dismissed as gimmicky tech demos, this is the first game that has proven to me that VR is a worthwhile investment. With two more full size games in production at Valve, this could well be leading to the turning point where VR developers truly step up their game.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-22 01:48:38 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343375
Welp, who wants to buy a kid? I need the money and the room.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-03 20:12:36 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343301
Do 1024x1024 maps really need fog?
Maybe I want to set my map during a high school disco!
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-03 07:36:42 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343295
Awww yeah! It's happening!

...so I guess I need to stop playing The Outer Worlds or something?

Not gonna lie, that's a big ask.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-01 22:24:24 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343281
Give me some info before... What game mode will be used, singleplayer with deathmatch 0 or multiplayer with deathmatch 1? Is gauss hopping allowed?
As with the first TWHL Tower, single player only and Gauss jumping is most certainly allowed.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-01 14:57:11 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343276
Sounds good. This time I'm in. No sub-basement released years later this time.
Kinda wish I'd been more careful with the source files... I definitely would have patched your floor in for some kinda anniversary patch.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-10-31 21:26:28 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343272
Blessing dispensed.

Also, yes. Give me a floor.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-10-29 21:34:55 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343259

Don't listen to Saribous. The Outer Worlds is great.

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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 2 months ago2019-10-28 14:39:03 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343256
I tried to play Dead Space but really wasn't into it. Horror is probably one of my least favourite genres though.

I just burned through my weekend with The Outer Worlds though, RPGs being my absolute favourite genre. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys RPGs and has felt a little let down by recent titles. It's by no means perfect, but it's damn good fun.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-25 13:31:09 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #343251
I want cat, but I’m so hesitant to actually go and find one due to circumstances
That is so vague and ominous that I'm going to assume you have a reputation for eating them...
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-24 21:53:39 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #343248
Squeee. She's so gorgeous. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-24 13:04:17 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343246
I was into Apex but my gaming time doesn't appear to cross over so well with Aussie game time during the summer months... :(
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-23 08:25:55 UTC
in The Hype-o-matic (Upcoming games) Post #343244
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The Outer Worlds drops on Friday at midnight and I am so pumped. The reviews so far have been very positive, with the only real negatives being that it sticks a little too close to it's Fallout roots.

Personally, I'm all set for a decent Fallout game, even if I need to go to a whole new franchise to get it. :P
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-20 22:06:35 UTC
in What Causes Instant Death After A Map-change? Post #343240
Curious. Can't say I've encountered that one before. Then again, I've never seen people use uppercase characters in map names. :lol:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-20 21:43:05 UTC
in Hammer Editor problems... Post #343238
I guess I'm just used to JACK's quality of life changes after wrestling with Hammer for nearly 20 years. Even just seeing the render effects and transparency in the editor stops me from compiling windows and railings with the wrong settings. :P

I was under the impression that Hammer couldn't handle more than 8 wads before things started getting screwy.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-20 18:16:05 UTC
in What Causes Instant Death After A Map-change? Post #343233
This will be a problem with the trigger_changelevel entity setup in the map. If this has been setup incorrectly, the player can spawn outside of the map which can sometimes kill the player. This can often be due to a missing info_landmark, which is what determines the players position when the new map is loaded.

If this is a mod you have downloaded, there is no way to fix it unfortunately. It would need to be fixed within the map by the original author and recompiled.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-20 18:09:43 UTC
in Hammer Editor problems... Post #343232
50 WADS!? That's insane! Especially in Hammer.

...Who the Hell still uses Hammer anyway?
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-12 20:21:52 UTC
in The Core Post #343214
A wild chickenfist appears
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-10 12:03:12 UTC
in The Core Post #343203
Yeah, I guess I kinda announced a release date huh?

So there's some additional pressure to finish this now. That's one of the reasons I've been streaming it. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-06 13:10:49 UTC
in Half Life 2 Style Background Map Post #343195
Xash3D is a custom build. It might be based on the WON version, but it's not the same thing.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-10-05 13:49:34 UTC
in Half Life 2 Style Background Map Post #343192
A good deal of custom code I imagine. It's not standard functionality for Goldsource.

You'd have to speak to Magic Nipples or one of the SHAFT developers if you wanted to know exactly how they've done it. Assuming that is an actual background map and not just an image...
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-26 12:31:44 UTC
in "Monster_Generic" as Corpse Post #343162
While we're on this topic, why is there never a lot of love for monster_furniture in these situations?
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-24 13:13:03 UTC
in Female Assassin Viewmodel Post #343158
Moved to correct forum, though you might not find many modellers around here who would be able to help you. Due to busy schedules or just a lack of active Goldsource modellers on the site.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Not really a lot of information to go on. If you've got a couple of maps you can use to demonstrate this, upload them to the problem maps vault and somebody could take a look into it.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-14 22:08:05 UTC
in I have a problem with registering Milkshape Post #343127
I used Milkshape previously, but never registered it. Given that the site hasn't been updated since 2013 and there are no obvious methods of contacting the author (not to mention the "strictly no refunds" policy), I would suggest that it might be worth getting to grips with Blender instead. Yes, it means learning a new toolset, but it's very compatible with GoldSRC models, is open source and still actively being developed on top of being totally free.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-10 13:10:37 UTC
in The ~Video Game Music~ Thread Post #343117
Getting some serious Infected Mushroom vibes from that. This is a good thing.

Listening to the Druid 2 theme remix and since it's used in MarphiBlack's 20th anniversary video for GoldSRC, I might as well post that. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-05 07:49:08 UTC
in The ~Video Game Music~ Thread Post #343104
The Duke Nukem theme will never stop being awesome. This, the SoundBlaster version, is what I grew up with, and despite the number of remixes and covers out there, this will always be my favourite. So much nostalgia.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-05 07:41:18 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343103
It's pretty funky, but I'm really only into the (mostly) vanilla experience with Minecraft. I know that there's a ton of mods out there, but I can barely get my head around the existing stuff, and I like the blocky aesthetic.

Same with Bethesda RPGs and stuff really. I only really go for the low impact mods that fix glitches, improve the look slightly or include QOL changes. Nothing game changing.

Dunno why, considering how much I enjoy total conversions for GoldSRC and Source... but then I never liked things that change the base game for those either.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-03 14:48:08 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343098
Indeed, it's similar to one that I used to use, but cannot remember the name of at all. It was very classic RPG looking.

The fresh look is helping to keep things... well... fresh I suppose.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 4 months ago2019-09-02 23:05:01 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343096
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I might have caught the Minecraft bug. Been marathoning it again since it's been a while since I played it.
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer