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Posted 2 months ago2019-11-22 22:01:52 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343394
Holy shit a wild Madcow appears! How you been man? :crowbar:
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-22 10:05:44 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343380
It may be prohibitively expensive for a lot of players at the moment, but that won't be the case for long. VR gear is getting cheaper with every year, only a matter of time before it becomes widely accessible.

Think of the performance jump from HL1 to HL2, that game needed an expensive machine to run properly when it just came out. I had to deal with like 10fps on my first playthrough. A couple years later most middle-of-the-road rigs would run it w/o problems though.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-21 19:15:14 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343370
What better excuse than this, I bet we'll see a few more old timers show up. :)
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 2 months ago2019-11-21 18:58:43 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343368
https://youtu.be/O2W0N3uKXmo

Hype! Time for a PC upgrade.

EDIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9K0eJEmMEw Interview with devs
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 2 years ago2017-07-25 15:00:38 UTC
in TWHL Pockets Post #336357
Wubbalubbadubdub! I like the Rick & Morty-ish theme. Might join in depending on schedule. :crowbar:

EDIT: In terms of sealing portals behind you, will it be a requirement to destroy the TWHL airlock used to reach your the map at the end?
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 2 years ago2017-07-24 07:53:25 UTC
in 3D graphics in C++ Post #336292
As others have mentioned, start off small, and work your way up. Use tutorials/C++ books to learn the very basics before tackling any real projects.

Instead attempting to make your own games when you've just started learning C++, try modding existing games/engines for starters. It always helps to have something that's already working in front of you, where you can mess around, make small changes and immediately see results on-screen. I remember one of the first bits of C++ I wrote was in the HL1 game code, where I wrapped the bit that spawned gibs when a scientist was killed in a for loop, increasing the gore by 10x. Seeing how big of a visual change two additional lines of code made got me hooked immediately.

That being said, I wouldn't suggest GoldSource as a starting point - a lot of that codebase is very much out-of-date (some of it is like 20 yrs old at this point). Try the Unreal Engine, their codebase is fantastic, and there's loads of documentation/demos available, where you can play around stuff that already works.

Finally, if C++ is the first programming language you're attempting to learn, I would also consider starting off with a simpler variant in order to grasp the very basics. C# is a far more easy-to-use (and in some cases more powerful) variant of the language, that would help you wrap your head around C-based language basics without having to consider the low-level memory management that you'd inadvertently run into when using C++. Unity is a great game engine that runs on that language, very much beginner friendly, loads of documentation, etc.

A lot of programmers/game developers here (myself included) have gone through the initial urge to create something huge as their first project (own rendering engine, game, etc.), and have fallen flat on our faces tons of times. Your initial goal should be finding a way to learn the basics without getting discouraged, setting small goals to keep yourself interested/motivated to keep going. Plan for the long haul and you'll get there. :)
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 2 years ago2017-06-22 14:04:58 UTC
in columbine_hs ~ My biggest project Post #335673
The response video raises some good points, I haven't considered Hatred from that standpoint. I guess you can compare it to the COD: Modern Warfare 2 airport massacre scene regards to shock value etc., except the former isn't rewarding you for taking part, and gives you an option to walk through it w/o firing at anyone.

Maybe calling it sadistic was the wrong choice of words. I think it's more reductionist of the massacre itself. If you set up a game in a location where a mass shooting happened, and the gameplay has two equally equipped factions battling out (i.e. CSDM), that goes against the original story where unarmed innocents were pointlessly murdered. It reduces its impact on the player, and fails to explore it. The title implies that, regardless of the author's intentions.

Bottom line is I don't think these things shouldn't exist at all, but it's up to the creator to do right by the original event the game/map is based on. And sure, dick around for the lulz etc., but that's in extremely poor taste at the end of the day.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 2 years ago2017-06-22 07:18:58 UTC
in columbine_hs ~ My biggest project Post #335660
A good video on the subject:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6xQlnzffRg

A headshot CS map set in the Columbine would be more akin to a 9/11 flight sim where you try to inflict the max. possible damage to the towers, as opposed to something showing the horrors the victims faced. It's more akin to playing a nazi executioner in your concentration camp example as opposed to someone trying to survive/break out. It's not insightful, not eye-opening - it's plain sadistic.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 4 years ago2015-03-22 06:59:37 UTC
in TWHL Tourney Post #324900
Good games everyone, was an absolute blast. And congrats to the winners, gg wp! :crowbar:
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 4 years ago2015-03-18 19:12:09 UTC
in TWHL Tourney Post #324773
Why not follow the balancing rules set out in the game itself? The disbalance is already accounted for via kill reward money.

In that system an awp kill would be worth 1/3 of a ticket, SMG kills would be worth 2 tickets, shotguns would be 3, etc. I don't mind autosnipers being set to 0 (they can be insane in some spots), but an AWP is a great situational weapon that has perfectly legitimate tactical uses. And it's further balanced via its purchase cost as Dimbark said.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 4 years ago2015-03-18 17:44:00 UTC
in TWHL Tourney Post #324768
Scheduled an event in the Steam group.

Totally agreed re: autosnipers being worth 0 tickets, but deducting points for awp kills seems ridiculous. I can understand it can be overpowered sometimes, but surely there's better ways to balance that. :P
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 4 years ago2015-03-16 23:12:44 UTC
in TWHL Spring Tourney Post #324751
Totally up for it, do you want me to make a steam group event for this?
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 5 years ago2014-12-06 20:23:28 UTC
in Xmas tournament ? Post #322680
Count me in!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-12-13 15:54:52 UTC
in The Core Post #317098
470+ likes on Facebook too! Looking great guys :crowbar:
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-12-01 18:42:27 UTC
in The Core Post #316929
Voted. Best of luck!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-11-30 10:46:25 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #316915
Trashbat - Ink & Pink
Chill jazzy dubstep.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-11-21 11:09:38 UTC
in The Core Post #316834
Union Jack tie! Vassy would be proud.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-10-29 23:32:29 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #316559
Looking great, Dimbark! I'd look for more similar tree models for variation though, it's very obvious that you're only using one model for them all right now.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-10-09 20:32:46 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #316161
Impressive brushwork TJB, awesome stuff!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-10-09 20:31:24 UTC
in Music, for gaming Post #316160
It's different if you turn changing the music to your favourite song of the bunch into an objective within the map. That'd be really cool, but you'd have to go for some more polarizing tunes. :D
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-10-09 20:02:00 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #316159
Posted 6 years ago2013-10-09 10:53:43 UTC
in The Core Post #316153
Happy to hear how attentive to realistic/believable detail you guys are, can't wait to play this!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-10-09 10:52:17 UTC
in Music, for gaming Post #316152
Be sure to include a way to mute the music, some players are very picky about what they listen to when fragging and will most likely have their own tunes already playing in the background. ;)
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-30 14:40:57 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #316020
Got back into CS:GO, been playing competitive for a few days now. Enjoying Operation Bravo, loads of sexy maps.

Horrible at the game, but the matchmaking tends to send equally-bad players my way about half of the time. The other half we get bear-mauled. It's a nice balance. :glad:
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-29 12:58:58 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #315988
Pomo - So Fine
Sunday hype!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-26 20:40:32 UTC
in Steam's knocking it up a notch Post #315955
Interesting stuff! Signed up for the hardware beta, curious to see how far this goes.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-23 19:47:24 UTC
in Gauss Reflectivity Help Post #315891
I'm pretty sure materials/sounds are irrelevant. The reflections are determined based on the player's view angle relative to that of the surface being shot.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-21 10:14:06 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #315843
Toto - Africa
Yes! To follow suit:
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-08 09:13:22 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #315549
DREAMS - Bloodsport
Good morning!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-08 09:05:49 UTC
in dm_killer_canal Post #315548
Welcome to TWHL! Feel free to upload your work to our Map Vault :crowbar:
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-07 16:49:50 UTC
in Random Fact About Yourself Post #315537
I program touch-screens for industrial control systems.
When i finish early on a project, I'll program a hidden game into the system.
The screens have the ability to run scripts in a bastardized C language.
I love easter eggs like that. You win, sir!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-05 19:37:02 UTC
in Sledge (Hammer Alternative) Alpha Build Post #315511
It doesn't exist. I've not seen it anywhere and the closest thing to it is a well made help file.
Blender has a search-for-tools feature afaik. Could be a neat addition to Sledge.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-09-05 18:14:39 UTC
in Random Fact About Yourself Post #315508
I used to make Half-Life comics.

.. had way too much free time on my hands back in the day. All the broken flow & dodgy grammar/humour. Can't believe those are still hosted - huge props to BWL. :^_^:
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-08-30 16:23:18 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #315376
Posted 6 years ago2013-08-23 14:28:46 UTC
in Problem with textures. Post #315188
Your avatar reminds me of Walter Sobchak.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-08-15 17:14:44 UTC
in Sledge (Hammer Alternative) Alpha Build Post #314959
Downloaded & had a brief play with it, looks awesome. Congrats on reaching alpha!
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-08-15 17:08:20 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #314958
Posted 6 years ago2013-07-08 14:21:17 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #314153
Alt-J rocks, nice tune!

When Saints go Machine - Parix
Joy.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-07-02 22:55:00 UTC
in Post Your Desktops Post #314102
Posted 6 years ago2013-05-18 11:03:50 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #313605
Posted 6 years ago2013-05-14 15:04:35 UTC
in Max_Map_Verts Error Compiling Post #313526
Try the newest compile tools, they lift some of the original limits afaik.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-05-14 12:18:46 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #313524
Stevie Wonder - Skeletons
Choice of songs on-point as always at Rockstar.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-05-14 11:03:22 UTC
in Desktops of May Post #313523
Thanks! Source image if anyone's interested:
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6853/dtopkidsdraw.jpg
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-05-13 12:57:21 UTC
in TWHL Coop Ideas? Post #313507
Tetsu0's idea makes the most sense - you could even go for a common Dr.Who-esque booth/pod transporting you between the different worlds. Custom transition sequences for each level & everything.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-05-13 12:40:36 UTC
in Desktops of May Post #313505
User posted image
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-04-30 17:04:58 UTC
in Help with GoldSrc Engine Post #313399
The original projects that let you compile the .dlls were written in Visual Studio 6, but using that nowadays is very impractical on any OS beyond Win XP.

You can convert the projects to any newer version of Visual Studio - it will just take some effort to fix up the various semantic issues in the old code for it to work with the newer compilers. That may be tricky if you're new to C++ though, in which case I'd probably try & set up VC6 somehow like zenaro suggested.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-04-30 16:34:40 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #313398
Posted 6 years ago2013-04-10 11:38:37 UTC
in Now Playing: ... Post #313298
Posted 6 years ago2013-03-25 19:51:46 UTC
in New Game Server Post #313150
Windows opens up more possibilities as far as running multiplayer mods goes (most mods don't provide linux binaries), but either will work fine if you're just running CS:GO.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 6 years ago2013-03-25 18:53:28 UTC
in New Game Server Post #313145
All Valve games run on Steam nowadays.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller