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Posted 1 day ago2019-12-07 22:10:43 UTC
in Hidden gems / Underrated games? Post #343450
I'll try to name a smattering of different genres, randomly skimmed from my steam library. I'll stick to PC since y'all don't need to hear me shout the virtues of Zelda 2 et al in here.

I second The Talos Principle. Just a fantastic puzzle game all around.

Duck Game is fairly straightforward, but I enjoyed the hell out of it the times I played it. Unfortunately my local friends didn't care much for it and finding an online game is next to impossible, otherwise I'd still be playing it regularly. I love Duck Game!

Celeste is a powerful... Super Meat Boy-esque game? Whatever that genre is, I think Celeste did it far better. Soundtrack, story, the gameplay itself... Celeste is a very good game.

Opus Magnum is, I think, the most approachable Zachtronics game, and I enjoyed it a lot.

Crypt of the NecroDancer is fun and the soundtrack is top-notch!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 days ago2019-12-06 01:05:06 UTC
in Proposal: A community code of conduct for TWHL Post #343436
Maybe I misread what you meant — honestly, I'm still not certain what exactly you're articulating — so how about you lay out how you would phrase the rule?
Examples of harassment include:
  • ________________________ gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, pregnancy status, veteran status, political affiliation, marital status, body size, age, race, national origin, ethnic origin, nationality, immigration status, language, religion or lack thereof, or other identity marker. This includes anti-Indigenous/Nativeness and anti-Blackness.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 days ago2019-12-05 21:29:24 UTC
in Proposal: A community code of conduct for TWHL Post #343430
The Community Covenant code seems solid, honestly. I'd say given THWL's smaller size, it probably could be trimmed down a little and given in somewhat simpler language. If you do, though, just be careful about what you trim down, especially in the "anti-harassment statement section. If your goal is to make the rules more clear, you want that bit to be nice and thorough.

Potato seems to be arguing for tolerance of intolerance, which is a dangerous way to go. Suggesting that offensive shit shouldn't be disallowed because some people (often the same people) are shitheads is a bad idea. I think the mods are capable of telling whether something is being said in good faith. Pretending to not understand the spirit of such a rule should ring obviously hollow.

(Ant's about to word this better than I have, I think.)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 weeks ago2019-11-22 10:24:42 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343381
I'm... not sure why you were addressing me, Bruce, I didn't say anything to contradict that. I just can't pay for it.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 weeks ago2019-11-22 07:16:37 UTC
in Half-Life: Alyx Post #343377
what if everyone chipped in to buy their favourite resident streamsperson the cool new game and the cool new hardware so they could stream it so no-one else needed to buy it

just saying
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 4 weeks ago2019-11-11 07:24:57 UTC
in half-life still updating with necessary features Post #343342
But bunnyhopping makes some sense, given that it potentially gives the players more mobility. What exactly does getting seemingly randomly killed by one of the weapons every now and then add?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 4 weeks ago2019-11-11 01:09:58 UTC
in half-life still updating with necessary features Post #343340
I have never understood people defending that bug
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 month ago2019-11-06 07:41:30 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343318
sounds like you need new rar handling software
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 month ago2019-11-04 19:39:46 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343306
You’ve got plenty of time to figure something out, Muzz.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 month ago2019-10-25 01:12:53 UTC
in Post Your Photos Post #343249
AAAAAAGGH KITTY

I want cat, but I’m so hesitant to actually go and find one due to circumstances.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 month ago2019-10-24 09:25:00 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343245
I know this is a long shot, but has anyone been playing Apex Legends? I've failed to convince the fine folks I normally videosgame with that it's fun, so I'm all alone out here.
Jessie JessieLadytype
A monster following another monster? Like, actively? I'm not sure that you could. Unless you faked it or the monster was trying to kill the other...
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 months ago2019-09-25 22:20:34 UTC
in "Monster_Generic" as Corpse Post #343160
Also not well known thing is both cycler/sprite and monster_generic entities support "skin" keyvalue as well as "body" to change skins and bodygroups but is not found in most FGD's so you will have to add manually.
Maybe you should add this little tidbit to the entity guides!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 months ago2019-09-13 10:35:00 UTC
in Auto-select a Row of vertices? Post #343124
Do you mean while in vertex manipulation mode? If so, I’d have thought that would just be by drag-selecting in one of the views.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 2 months ago2019-09-10 07:03:58 UTC
in The ~Video Game Music~ Thread Post #343115
Did I ever mention that Crypt of the NecroDancer has great music? If not, I should have! Have one of my favourites.
Crypt of the NecroDancer - Mausoleum Mash
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2019-09-05 03:15:00 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343102
Looks neat! I take it that's not some derivative of chisels and bits-style building?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 3 months ago2019-09-04 05:05:41 UTC
in Now Gaming: ... Post #343099
Where'd we land on a Half-Life resource pack?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 4 months ago2019-07-16 11:50:00 UTC
in Super Mario Maker 2 Level-Share Thread! Post #342866
Spikestacle Course [WCB-295-JDG]
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This one should be challenging, but not as punishing as Dreams was. I like this one!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 4 months ago2019-07-15 00:18:22 UTC
in how to unrender! Post #342862
Assuming you’re triggering the func_rotate, consider just having it start on (but not rendered) and don’t trigger it. Unless you have more advanced ideas in mind, you could just have it always on and just make it visible and invisible as needed.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 4 months ago2019-07-14 12:37:59 UTC
in Super Mario Maker 2 Level-Share Thread! Post #342860
Super Mario Maker 2 came out recently, as you probably know. The creative bunch that we are, I'm sure some of us have picked it up and been making some levels! If you have, why not share them here? (Remember that when checking out a level, you can go to the creator's profile and follow them to find their stuff easier!)
So far, I've made two levels. The first:
Dreams of Glory [F8X-G19-JCG]
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This one is a series of trial rooms, each with their own theme. Quite tricky! I put 3 hidden coins in each room, totaling 21 if you want an extra little something.
The second:
Head in the Clouds [Y2P-0LW-SKG]
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This one is just a pleasant, traditional Mario romp I made to wash the bad taste of the first level out of my mouth. Fairly simple and easy.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 5 months ago2019-06-17 10:02:40 UTC
in Locking a .BSP file? Post #342746
Yeah, if someone really wants to replicate your stuff, they'll do it one way or another. Generally people don't, though, so I wouldn't worry about it that much. Heck, I'm for including .vmfs.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 5 months ago2019-06-09 23:52:54 UTC
in how to unrender! Post #342719
No, you don't want the flags checked, you want to have the properties that the second env_render copies over to be the properties that the func_rotating has before it gets triggered by the first env_render.

As for the sound, are you sure there's nothing triggering it again when it shouldn't be?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-29 01:17:25 UTC
in npc actions in another room Post #342664
Are you able to provide the map, or at least of the section you're having this trouble with? Might make it easier to figure out what's going on.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-28 06:01:59 UTC
in npc actions in another room Post #342659
Yeah, I’m not sure what this question is. All I can think of is you’re trying to make the npc itself trigger something via the Trigger Condition attribute? But then, you’d know that.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-25 00:37:52 UTC
in Triggering blocks Post #342650
To make those blocks disappear after collecting them, yes, I'd make them a func_wall_toggle and trigger them along with the wall blocks. A multi_manager would help with that, as well as for adding sounds.
If your walls are entirely made of entities, then yes, you will have to have a non-entity brush sealing them off from the void. I'd keep that brush up against the walls (that is, don't just drag a big ol' box around everything) so that you're not wasting any resources.

For what you seem to be going for, what you've got going at the moment is probably the ideal way to do it. However, when the walls are made up of so many separate brushes, you might run into framerate issues. I'm not really knowledgeable about how much you can cram into goldsrc before you start running into that on modern computers, but if you enter r_speeds 1 and developer 1, you'll see that even in that small, rectangular room, you're hitting over 2000 wpolys (which is quite a lot). If, when you're building your map proper, you start to run into poor framerate, you'll probably have to make some changes. I'd definitely put the null texture on any faces you can't see if you're not doing that already, since that will help ensure the engine isn't trying to render things it can't see.
If that isn't enough, you could make your blocks bigger, or design the levels such that areas you aren't looking at as much are made of a neutrally coloured block texture that doesn't have to change (and thus are not made up of small blocks). Exactly what you do is up to you, and with luck, it won't be a problem either way.

As for things that happen on a round reset, I can't help much there, as I don't map for CS. You're definitely not the first person to have that kind of trouble though, so maybe try searching the site. I'm sure that info is on here somewhere.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-18 05:14:39 UTC
in Triggering blocks Post #342631
I imagine the method I suggested and the one TMC suggested are pretty much the same thing done in different ways (though I'd use TMC's).
I'm, uh, curious about the 5000 blocks thing you mentioned though. That sounds... impractical. Could you detail exactly what you're trying to do there?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-15 20:27:47 UTC
in Triggering blocks Post #342624
The Mad Carrot said:I think the tutorial Jessie posted is the old way of doing switchable texture lights. Nowadays, with Vluzacn's Half-Life Tools, you can get a better result when you use the light_surface entity.
Oh, cool, I didn't know about this! That sounds much simpler and more flexible.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-15 10:43:45 UTC
in Triggering blocks Post #342619
Making texture lights toggleable is a bit more complex, but quite doable. Check out this example map.
Loading embedded content: Vault Item #1941
The "style" attribute of the func_wall lights is important, as is having a matching light entity.
There might be a more specific tutorial or forum thread somewhere on TWHL. If you're having trouble with it, try using the search to find more info.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-14 01:52:44 UTC
in How to add gravity on objects? Post #342614
As far as I recall, only func_pushables have that kind of gravity. If that's supposed to be a breakable on top of another breakable, you could have both break at the same time. Your options are pretty limited if you don't want them to be pushable.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-13 22:27:06 UTC
in Triggering blocks Post #342612
Well, you could make the grey cube a func_wall_toggle as well, one that starts visible. If you trigger it at the same time as the red cube, it'll give the appearance of the cube changing.
To trigger it at the same time, you can give the grey cube the same name as the red cube. When you enter your trigger_once, it'll target everything with that name.
Alternatively, if you wanted finer control, or to add other effects or so on, you could use a multi_manager. That would let you target the cubes individually at set times, along with other sound effects and sprites or whatever else you might like to spice the effect up (if you wanted those). You can check out Tutorial: Multi_Manager for info on how to use that.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 6 months ago2019-05-13 03:53:05 UTC
in Triggering blocks Post #342610
There's lots of ways to trigger entities in the way you're looking to do it. For this, I'd probably use either a func_button or a trigger_once.
func_button is, well, a button, which you press with the 'use' key ingame to have it trigger something. trigger_once is a zone which triggers something when you enter it (the zone is invisible). Both entities have a "Target" attribute, which should have the name of the func_wall_toggle in.

There's more detailed tutorials on this very site if you need to know more about the basics of working with entities.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2019-05-03 02:37:30 UTC
in Competitions or Collaborations? Post #342567
Yeah, I think that they're both valid. Doesn't seem like there's much reason to go all in on one over the other. Keep it fresh, mix it up. Have some collaborations, and throw mini-competitions in the gaps to keep the maps flowing.

Ultimately, if you're looking to helm them, it's up to you. No-one's gonna demand anything of you that you don't wanna do.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2019-05-02 01:56:52 UTC
in Gauss deadly/mortal glitch... How to fix? Post #342558
I assume that's what they're talking about.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2019-05-01 14:00:44 UTC
in Gauss deadly/mortal glitch... How to fix? Post #342553
It's always bothered me.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2019-05-01 03:12:20 UTC
in Question about trains Post #342543
Note that you will need to use path_track with a func_tracktrain rather than path_corner.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2019-04-28 03:15:52 UTC
in Need your help yet again Post #342526
Yup, as above. The lighting of the func_train (and everything else) is calculated when the map is compiled, and the train moving around other parts of the map will not change it. Similarly, if you were to put a texture light onto the train, it would only use that light where the train is upon compile.

Goldsrc doesn't do much in the way of dynamic lighting, so it's best try to build your maps in such a way that it isn't too noticeable.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2019-04-26 03:50:05 UTC
in Competition 37: The Whole Warp Life (Mini) Post #342518
I suppose I'll play through these entries at the start of my next stream, again! Looking forward to checking them out!

Also looking forward to me getting off my ass and actually creating a submission myself sometime!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 months ago2019-04-11 09:46:09 UTC
in "Top 5s" 3: Top X Post #342450
I felt like it was high time to follow up on that one Top 5s thread and that other Top 5s thread! We'll keep it a little more freeform this time, because there was always not enough to fill a top 5, or far too much to cram into one! Basically this is just a place to shout out whatever you want in a category.
We'll kick off with Top Video Game Weapons! What weapons do you like to use in a game, and why? I intend to come back to this because I didn't want to spend hours reaping gifs of every weapon I like, but here's a couple to get us started.
Goliath's cannon (Unreal Tournament 2004)
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Weapons that feel like have more raw impact than the Goliath are few and far between. The sound, the shake and the spray of debris that fly out from where it hits all contribute to the punch of the shot, not to mention just how effective it is when you get a clear shot.
Gauss Gun (or Tau Cannon if you prefer) (Half-Life)
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It's not my favourite weapon in Half-Life, but Gauss sure is up there. Besides being probably a little too powerful, it's also a very good way of getting from point A to point B very quickly in multiplayer. Personally, I find it invaluable as a method of getting to places you're probably not supposed to be, which might well be my favourite thing to do in games, full stop.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-04-08 04:16:36 UTC
in Turning ladders on and off ? Post #342430
Yup, pretty much. There's no way to actively move, enable or disable a ladder (save for removing the entity entirely via killtarget) (in vanilla Half-Life). As folks above suggested, the only real way to "turn on" a ladder is to cover the ladder in some way with something that can be removed (which is an issue if you need to move through that space). func_wall_toggle is good for that, func_door can also work.

Your best bet would be to find some way to justify not being able to move through where the ladder "appears".
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-04-05 22:43:13 UTC
in The Gildryte Chronicles Post #342416
You'd probably run into the fact that you'll probably never see the protagonists. Not to say they couldn't reappear, just that you'd need to make it clear who they were through dialogue. Which in turn may seem out of place if there aren't NPC's that are as prominent... I'm sure Urby can work all this out though!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-04-04 10:14:15 UTC
in The Gildryte Chronicles Post #342399
... Are you making a Heat Signature mod

... Because you should.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-04-03 10:11:19 UTC
in TWHL Modded Minecraft Server (Final attempt) Post #342393
Looks neat. I wonder how it differs from C&B?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-26 03:14:16 UTC
in Competition 37: The Whole Warp Life (Mini) Post #342330
Hey, I thought part of the point of these compos to get more singleplayer mapping going. Is that not a requirement for this compo?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-24 18:51:09 UTC
in Competition 37: The Whole Warp Life (Mini) Post #342323
I mean, yes, hence the specific call-out.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-24 01:54:23 UTC
in Competition 37: The Whole Warp Life (Mini) Post #342320
May we all have the courage to start early and the wisdom to not bite off more than we can chew in a month 😄
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-23 01:56:34 UTC
in The Hype-o-matic (Upcoming games) Post #342314
Cadence of Hyrule??
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-17 00:32:32 UTC
in Competition 36: The Whole Ascension Life (Mini) Post #342271
Though with only 3 entries, that won't take too long. Right?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-16 01:51:33 UTC
in Competition 36: The Whole Ascension Life (Mini) Post #342262
I enjoyed checking them all out! I hope these things keep on coming so's I can do this more often.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-13 01:14:53 UTC
in TWHL Modded Minecraft Server (Final attempt) Post #342244
Was going to hop in for a while, but it's just crashing when I try to join and I really can't be bothered figuring out why nowabouts.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 8 months ago2019-03-13 00:46:11 UTC
in Competition 36: The Whole Ascension Life (Mini) Post #342243
Yeah, that's probably it.
Jessie JessieLadytype