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Posted 6 years ago2012-11-17 23:37:15 UTC
in Which cheap GPU for 3D modelling/mapping Post #311028
If you want anything to do with modelling, you'll want some ram and a decent GPU. You probably won't need any more than 8 gigs of ram, but if you do, go ahead. I've conked out by spending £190 on a Radeon 7870 , something like that should be pretty good. But for your price range, I'd recommend a GTX 650. It's only £80 if you get it from scan.co.uk, and it's a pretty damn impressive card considering how cheap it is.

/advice coming from someone who knows nothing about graphics cards
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-27 23:41:09 UTC
in What will you be for Halloween? Post #310642
I've plenty of blood, and I pull of the effect really well. Just to say, I've been cockblocked badly. Great.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-27 16:30:38 UTC
in What will you be for Halloween? Post #310639
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I have an obsession, but a cannibal butcher looks way cooler than "Generic zombie #1" and "Generic witch #5"

I'm even using rammstein's own tips, that being to douse pretty much everything and yourself in instant coffee to make you and your clothes look like they've been buried in mud for the last 50 years.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-22 21:27:12 UTC
in The Core Post #310548
Dimbark, I've said it before and I've said it again.
I worry about you.

He's clearly going through puberty though.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-22 12:29:15 UTC
in AirMech Post #310532
Cheers D.Ice,

The game is damn fast paced. Although the game mechanics are pretty simple, winning a game is hard. Taking control of bases as well as trying to damage the enemie's main base whilst protecting yours WHILST keeping an inflow of cash is frustrating. Managed to win one game by outsmarting the enemy and won another by bottlenecking them in their base until the time limit went out.

Only problem is that the currency to buy new units and mechs / pilots increases incredibly slow (roughly 100 "kudos" per match, 1,200 "kudos" needed for a small bot ), and some units are only unlockable using bought diamonds. Seems slightly pay to win.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-19 10:09:40 UTC
in AirMech Post #310449
Fingers crossed you haven't already had lunch yet, I'd like to be shoved into a raffle.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-19 10:08:38 UTC
in Your Username Post #310448
Fuckin' usernames boys eh?
Aright, take a wee seat an fuck up an listen to me, ken?
aye. that's wit a thought.

So my first username, as many people probably saw and pissed themselves at, was "Mr. Good Map". I have literally no idea what possessed me to make this blatantly not true name. I was about 9 or 8 at the time I came up with this, and used variations such as M1G1M1 for Habbo Hotel and the likes. Got the piss ripped out of me here for making such shit and terribly worded journals, as well as being unable to string together a sentence that actually made sense.

Some time passed, I started playing counter strike and the like online, and for shits and giggles put my name as "Kenco Koffee". It was ok for the time being, until I went onto one of those AWP servers. Every time someone got killed, some silly message would appear like "XXX got pulverized" and "XXX got turned into jello". Smartarse little me thought "ooh hoo, how hilarious would it be if i changed my name into "Instant Mix" so it would look like I got turned into jello! LOL xD omfg" etc etc. And the name stuck. Like, really stuck. I haven't found anyone else who goes by Instant Mix, I've seen some Instants and some Mixs but none together. It's a pretty unique name and I'm quite proud of it.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-15 20:27:35 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #310390
it's.. source though

well to be honest the only "quakeroaches" here are urby and myself.. the only reason I use the goldsource engine is because the source version of hammer has a serious case of manic depression and shuts down ALL THE FUCKING TIME. And also decides to save maps with every point-based entity deleted.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-15 18:22:51 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #310386
The hell is a quakeroach?
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-15 13:23:04 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #310382
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The importance of aligning textures. Image on the left only really uses 1 texture, but is aligned in such a way that the textures aid the brushwork, highlighting edges and the like. Image on the right is exactly the same, except the texture has just been applied. No manual aligning, just normal world aligning.
It's quite strange to think it was only a couple months ago that i'd learnt what the T B L R C buttons did, for all the time before hand i'd tried to make a brush that fitted in with the normal grid , moved it to the place I wanted texture and then applied it from there. Those 5 buttons are a LIFE SAVER.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-11 15:11:45 UTC
in Review everything! Post #310322
Taco

I come from a land known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, and in this "tacos" are rare as hell and you are pretty lucky if you can find anywhere that isn't a tapas bar that sells them. as I have never had one, I can only make a guesstimate that it's one big-ass dorito with a shittone of beef and other coronary heart disease-inducing consumables.

Irn Bru
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-11 14:59:54 UTC
in More News! More Mods? Post #310320
As I've said , and i'm sure a lot of people do, I watch all the reviews, but I just never have anything to comment on them, mostly because they are pretty spot on. From now on though, to show we actually do watch them, I'll be voting every month for MOTM.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-06 13:41:47 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #310256
Buggering about with triggers and shit. Remember seeing a prefab literally years ago of some sort of cylinder you could walk into and would instantly heal you. Now i've made some sort of station that you walk up to, it locks you, heals you, makes your view go all weird and then lets you walk free. Only usable once, could probably make it work multiple times but gameplay wise it's probably a good feature.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-10-01 14:34:39 UTC
in Review everything! Post #310185
Oh how
I do intend to use one in the future and get laid in it.
shit dog
what
that's just horrible
not only is it a dorm but still OTHER PEOPLE IN THE GOD DAMN ROOM
oh yeah College Dorms if they are anything like the dorms at st.andrews uni then they are fucking horrible.

Die Krupps
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Posted 6 years ago2012-09-30 17:24:29 UTC
in Review everything! Post #310158
the number 27
27 is pretty cool as it's got an irrational root of 5.1961524227066318805823390245176 , it's also 3x9, as well as the natural log of 532048240601.79861668374730434118. It's pretty damn cool.
It's also 30 minus 3 , as well as 51204214 minus 51204187. Pretty crazy, huh?

The importance and role of Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars episode 1 : The phantom menace
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Posted 6 years ago2012-09-28 18:47:11 UTC
in Review everything! Post #310127
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

If you thought your dick was the only thing that could have an orgasm, you'd be wrong. Clearly, you'd say, twats can as well. But you'd still be wrong. Because your tastebuds can. And this can only occur when eating Ben & Jerry's "Jesus christ is there cocaine in this" ice-cream. Cookie dough tastes like refined shit, but the Phish Phood and Chocolate Brownie flavours are literally the tears of jesus. Sure, they con you out by halfing the volume of the whole tub, but it's still worth it for those roughly 2 minutes you spend messaging your tastebud's balls before they jizz flavour all over your goddamn mouth.

I've been playing too much borderlands.

Door Mats
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Posted 6 years ago2012-09-28 14:11:43 UTC
in The Core Post #310122
Just a note, wavy things with no values on is no use to anyone. Hell, considering what i've done, they'll have spreadsheets open. Lots and lots of goddamn spreadsheets.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-09-11 14:01:17 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #309776
Cheers habboi, nice to know somebody has problem solving skills. I'm not entirely sure how i'm going to solve it but a shit-tonne of trial and error will probably be required.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-09-10 21:09:37 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #309766
Does anyone know how to solve the problem of func_tracktrains always stopping slightly offset?
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Only seems to happen when going backwards - i've tried setting the path_track to stop the train and teleport it to that path_track, but it's not working too well.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-09-07 20:43:54 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #309696
Having to rebuild everything because source hammer shits a brick when I try importing a .map
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I've learnt that source hammer also has manic depression and likes to randomly shut down, and that the screenshot compression the overlay uses is fucking horrendous.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-24 20:46:07 UTC
in Inverse Linear Inverse Square Post #309355
I = K/D^2 with K being a constant. As archie pretty much completely explained, as the distance increases, the light intensity ( or let's just say for mapping's sake the brightness) decreases exponentially.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-24 15:31:54 UTC
in The Core Post #309327
Archie, what was that joke about the coffee someone said in an InDev webcast thing ages ago? and I'd happily wear that t-shirt... just not in proximity to people
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-22 10:11:18 UTC
in Mist of Stagnation - Modeling Contest Post #309255
Saw the progress on FP livewire, looks great. Enjoy leeds fest!
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-12 14:12:02 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308976
How lovely. Our leader has decided to stop using the Granite engine and instead use Source. Not only has that wasted a tonne of my time, but the game isn't going to be open for everyone any more. Oh well, at least I don't have to deal with those bloody spotlights any more.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-04 00:43:46 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308760
Why would a heavily modified quake engine have the exact same named subdirectories , even the valve folder?
Cheers jeff anywho. Is it possible to make sprites move on the half life engine? I remember using an engine that had an env_spritetrain which i'm assuming did just that.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-03 17:36:29 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308754
The name for this engine that Conscript is using. I literally know nothing about it, but it looks like some hacked version of Goldsource with the trinity renderer shit put on top. Apparently it's a heavily modified Quake engine but I don't really believe that.
The coder for it lurks TWHL so I'm sure he can pipe in if he wants to.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-03 17:02:19 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308752
Good call archie, was trying to make one earlier but this granite engine is a bit temperamental. Altered the spotlight texture, might see if using the gradients will look nice than the old-school 8 brushes method
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-03 10:21:36 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308743
That's a spot, not a par can :L
But please spill the beans on how to make them look nice :L
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-02 23:17:12 UTC
in 2D Platformer Engine/Pipline suggestions Post #308734
Don't use stencyl. Stencyl sucks. Use construct classic. Much more versatile.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-02 22:34:58 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308732
It's a pain trying to light rays using only brushes, my actual spotlights look... hideous
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-02 21:14:54 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308728
custom textures for lights and various other shit
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planning on remaking DM_morpheus with a heavy industrial tone ; a mixture of the architecture of a chemical plant mixed in with , pretty much, a rammstein stage. Fires, fans, shit-tonnes of lights.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-08-01 14:44:51 UTC
in 2D Platformer Engine/Pipline suggestions Post #308677
Construct 2 requires licensces , Construct classic however is a bit rough around the edges but you can do what the hell you want with what you make with it.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-30 21:54:41 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308648
Blitz , green and red aren't complimentary colours. Green and yellow and green and blue are complimentary. Jus' sayin'
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-24 23:07:24 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308378
Toughworks? Grats noSick
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-24 19:49:59 UTC
in Unofficial Competition 33 Post #308367
I think though we should do a competition based on something really obscure. We've had map from texture packs as well as map from layouts, but what about something like map a song? or a specific "base this map around a sound". Wether that sound is part of some complex puzzle, or the throb of an engine or something. I don't know.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-24 19:47:54 UTC
in Unofficial Competition 33 Post #308366
actually that's quite a good idea, due to the small size the small the small details will be able to stand out
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-24 12:01:04 UTC
in Unofficial Competition 33 Post #308339
floating islands are a pain in the ass. why not something simple like "make a crate"

that'd be fun
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-23 21:37:37 UTC
in Rchi Minicompo #1 Post #308318
Instant's texturing tutorial

Step 1. Make a shape in photoshop
Step 2. Add a tonne of filters to it
Step 3. Add a white layer with some small noise, make multiply
Step 4. Shove so many filters on it that it looks nothing like the original

Personally I believe that textures and brushwork go hand in hand so as the brushwork is not of my own doing or preferable art style, I'm finding it pretty much impossible to make textures for it, hence why I am not entering the competition.
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-18 13:59:23 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308010
Well , to be honest hlife_hotdog, that's what I did to begin with. But it's being weird. why would it come up with ambigious leafnode errors if every vertex was on grid and joined?
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Posted 6 years ago2012-07-18 13:45:33 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #308007
Need some help guys

Curved arch, so i've made tetrahedron brushes to avoid invalid solid errors. Did Ctrl+M , enter to put all vertices on grid, but i'm getting ambigious leafnode errors. Would some kind person mind finding out what's wrong with it?
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 12:48:37 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #307779
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Still a heavy work in progress as there isn't even sky lighting so far.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-10 23:41:43 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #307769
it was a cordon compile as well..
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Posted 7 years ago2012-07-10 22:34:02 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #307766
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Sorry that it's a hammer screenshot but my computer almost died trying to compile it before, so I can't be bothered waiting another half hour. Still part of dm_velocity. Can't wait to upload it when it's finished - but you'll have to promise not to tell the conscript mod team.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-13 17:07:54 UTC
in Unofficial Competition 33 Post #307047
Not going to lie , sounds a bit crap as there are quite a few limited things you can do with such a warped and twisted model. A similar idea would be a prefab or such of a rather large crystal ; this is better as it can easily be built around as part of a massive cavern , some mining complex or in the vaults of some scientific centre.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-11 21:12:03 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #306983
No dim , judging from when I uploaded BOG I must've been at least 8 years old when I was on this site , possibly 9. I take the cake as far as I know , I'm unsure about Dr.Mapper's age though.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-06-01 13:36:18 UTC
in Vis testing Post #306646
Bruce , calm. Goldsource will still be used because of how simple it is to make stuff for it. No VMT's, no normal and bump maps , and detail isn't even required. Let him do what he wants.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-31 20:31:47 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #306619
St.. Stencyl?
Used to follow that like it was a religion until construct was released. I'd honestly suggest using construct rather than Stencyl.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-29 14:48:57 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #306565
The other good thing about the bomb scaffold is that the time taken to raise the new warhead will indicate when the murder button can be pushed. If it's at the top of the tower, then the button will be unlocked.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-29 11:58:50 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #306561
Murder button and all?
You'd better believe it. Except it won't be an air strike , just an incredibly large supply of nuclear warheads. I was thinking of having one of those scaffold tower things that they used to drop-test warheads in the middle of the central courtyard , with all the buildings being plywood. I know it's really scarily starting to sound like Nuketown, but believe me , this won't be horrifically unbalanced.
nice chamfering!
Total pain in the arse. You'd cry if you saw how many triangular brushes I used to make them.
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Posted 7 years ago2012-05-28 23:26:12 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #306548
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Bunkers are a pain to do - kudos to anyone who gets what it is. Sorry that it's not compiled
Hint : It's totally not a remake of crossfire for the Conscript game , absolutely 100% positively nothing like that
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