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by Kyouryuu
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: RESTORATION! My Future Descent 3 Level Project...
Replies: 21
Views: 3589

Wow. Good luck on Level 14. :lol:
by Kyouryuu
Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Sticky: D3Edit Betas
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

The two mods of this forum never check it anymore and no one in my immediate vicinity has authority over this part of the board.
by Kyouryuu
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Other 6DoF Game Efforts
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 6367

You don't need a salary to make modders work. You need a compelling project and leadership that will get the job done. The vast majority of mods for other games are completely non-profit affairs. What makes a compelling project? Going well beyond a few silly weapon renders, for one. Anyone can model...
by Kyouryuu
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Interview with Parallax
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Interview with Parallax

An interesting find on YouTube. This is the start of an 8-part series featuring Mark Allender of Parallax. It was done before the release of Descent 2 in 1995 and talks about porting Descent to the Mac.

by Kyouryuu
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Per Pixel Lighting and Welded Vertices
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Unreal Engine 3 should be fine with \"open\" models like that, provided that you don't use the stencil shadows option. By default, the engine uses modulated shadows, so you shouldn't run into this problem unless you manually override the static mesh to use stencil shadows. If you want to use those, ...
by Kyouryuu
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Bush can still duck!
Replies: 31
Views: 1531

Re:

Don't the Iraqi's consider being hit with a shoe the ultimate insult! Remember what they did to Saddam's statue when it was taken down? That could be true, but I know that seeing the sole of one's shoe is a serious cultural faux pas, as related by one of Bill Richardson's many visits to the Middle ...
by Kyouryuu
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Greedy Broadcasters
Replies: 5
Views: 465

I seem to recall something similar happening with Fox News and the cost of carrying that station on cable. When Fox News first went on the air some ten years ago, they locked themselves into contracts for about 25 cents per subscriber. A couple years ago, as those contracts came up for renewal, Fox ...
by Kyouryuu
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Other 6DoF Game Efforts
Topic: Project Vertigo
Replies: 6
Views: 4111

Game. Engine.

Did I read that right? A brand new game engine?

Good God, you people have no clue how to mod.
by Kyouryuu
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Blago gets a headline
Replies: 29
Views: 1874

As one of the more vocal opponents of video games who blew hundreds of thousands on failed gaming legislation, I'm delighted to see Blagojevich finally get what he deserves. Sure, video game legislation sounds like a meager thing until you understand the delicious irony. You see, the same judge that...
by Kyouryuu
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Rockband vs. Guitar Hero World Tour?
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Rock Band 2 is the best of the two, by far. In addition to the 100 songs that come with the main game, you can actually import all of the songs from Rock Band 1 if you have that disk. DLC is also shared between the two games. GH:WT has some decent songs in it, but it's mostly packed with songs you'v...
by Kyouryuu
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Obama Memorabilia
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Y'know, as kitschy as the Obama memorabilia is - and it is extremely kitsch - it has nothing on the \"2008 9/11 Commemorative Dollar.\" It is so tasteless and cringeworthy that I couldn't believe I actually saw an ad for it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF3mzTpFCrU Remember, it's pure Liberian cur...
by Kyouryuu
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The Awesomeness That Is Left 4 Dead
Replies: 38
Views: 2315

Re:

Kyouryuu,I guess it isn't quite fair to say that it is a knock-off but come on. The advertisements basically play it up to look like an RE style co-op game. No they don't. Where are you getting that idea from? As for Bungie getting a clue... maybe by watching how many people vote. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT...
by Kyouryuu
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The Awesomeness That Is Left 4 Dead
Replies: 38
Views: 2315

Re:

Just a cheap Resident Evil knock-off that wants to be another boring ordinary FPS. Have you even played Resident Evil? Just because both games share zombies doesn't mean they are the same game. :lol: Good gosh, in terms of everything - gameplay, pacing, control style - they are polar opposites! Res...
by Kyouryuu
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The Awesomeness That Is Left 4 Dead
Replies: 38
Views: 2315

So much venom you have for this game, Messenjah. I really don't get it. I finished the last campaign in L4D last night in co-op with friends and it was awesome. I only had two minor, minor quibbles about the game. 1. I didn't like how every campaign ended with a massive zombie hoard. I kept wanting ...
by Kyouryuu
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The Awesomeness That Is Left 4 Dead
Replies: 38
Views: 2315

Yeah, the demo is awesome alright. If I have some free time, I might make some maps for the game.
by Kyouryuu
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Of Males and Typing
Replies: 32
Views: 2058

When I went to school, there were typing lessons as part of a general computer class on the Apple IIe. I think Paws Teaches Typing was the program of choice. Despite that, I apparently developed my own weird way of typing. I don't use home key position at all and no one seems to understand how it is...
by Kyouryuu
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: cloning
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re:

Krom wrote:No it doesn't. Unlike in the movies, it can not instantly produce a perfect and fully grown copy of the original.
:lol:
by Kyouryuu
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I can't wait for Nov. 4!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1379

And for Rock Band fans...

November 4th brings the Presidents of the United States DLC pack.

Sadly, no Peaches for me.
by Kyouryuu
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: What to tell a PS3 cell-processor fanboy
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

It's too bad we took out Saddam Hussein. Otherwise, I'm sure we could have found your friend a job in the Iraqi tech division!

:P
by Kyouryuu
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: New SP level in work [screens]
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

None at all. :lol:
by Kyouryuu
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: New SP level in work [screens]
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

I think you have to enable that through DALLAS scripting, but it's predicated on having first run a level to run that script. That is, level 1 can't have a ship selection, but level 2 can.
by Kyouryuu
Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: New SP level in work [screens]
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

I don't know if I'd say good looking \"rooms.\" Looks more like a series of tubes.

They do look nice for corridors, though. :wink:
by Kyouryuu
Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Dragonball trailer
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re:

fliptw wrote:Its a franchise that sold lots of stuff. All the reason you need.
By animephiles who actually enjoyed it. That entire audience is already raising pitchforks against this movie. :lol:
by Kyouryuu
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Dragonball trailer
Replies: 18
Views: 934

I don't understand who this movie is designed to appeal to. Anime fans would probably resent it for being inaccurate or, well, not animated. People unfamiliar with the series would probably be lost. It doesn't make sense to me.
by Kyouryuu
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Processes not ending when program closed
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Firefox takes a good 3-5 seconds to \"reset\" itself even after the window goes away, though Steam is a lot worse. It's all about where the developers put the close window code. Some programs are quite good about closing the window only once the program is unloaded, like Hammer Editor. Others, like ...
by Kyouryuu
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Interplay Is ALIVE!!! (Descent 4 is coming...)
Replies: 82
Views: 6729

Re:

If Fallout takes off, then Interplay will *definitely* get funding for their MMO. That makes Interplay an ongoing concern. But there are so many MMOs . Every week, you hear of another one failing. It's exactly like the industry's obsession with open-world games. There's room enough for one, Grand T...
by Kyouryuu
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: My new \"black pyro\" model (low poly for ingame)
Replies: 19
Views: 3244

I was going to say... those Gatling guns seem really high poly. ;) You know what might be kind of nice? If you put some trim around the cockpit window, like the stripes on your cannons. That's the only element of the ship that doesn't seem very \"grounded\" to the rest of it. I know that's how the o...
by Kyouryuu
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: The Enemy Within Descent 2 Mission Release Thread!!!
Replies: 185
Views: 49217

I have been reading Ferno's and Kyouryuu's comments on the robot placement in TEW and have to say the following. On the one hand they say their complaints are not about general difficulty of the levels, on the other hand they are complaining the levels would be too hard, and that would be because t...
by Kyouryuu
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: First Debate - Who Won?
Replies: 91
Views: 4185

That was a good write-up, Drakona. Despite the fact that I couldn't disagree more on taxing the wealthy, I appreciate hearing the voice of a conservative who takes the time to seriously evaluate all sides of the issue.
by Kyouryuu
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: The Enemy Within Descent 2 Mission Release Thread!!!
Replies: 185
Views: 49217

It's not the overall difficulty in question, it's using the right robot for the right job. You can't just place robots haphazardly into a level and think it's going to be the best possible placement. An abstract example is the way the M.A.X. robot is used in the Vertigo campaign. Parallax never stuc...
by Kyouryuu
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: The Enemy Within Descent 2 Mission Release Thread!!!
Replies: 185
Views: 49217

You've not an objective, third party observer.
by Kyouryuu
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Interplay Is ALIVE!!! (Descent 4 is coming...)
Replies: 82
Views: 6729

Re:

Look at it like this: which would you prefer, that Descent 1 and 2 are still on sale, or that they just weren't made at all anymore? Anyway, saying that you're dissapointed that a company isn't giving stuff away for free is a bit... much. A bit much? The game is over ten years old . Unless Interpla...
by Kyouryuu
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Gaming Industry gets a \"breather\"?
Replies: 12
Views: 931

By Jack Thompson's theory, I ought to be as fantastic as Jimi Hendrix on the guitar. :P For example, will Fox News want a disbarred attorney as their resident game-bashing expert? Not likely, not even for Fox. I don't think that has changed. The next time a school shooting occurs, and it's unfortuna...
by Kyouryuu
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Caption This
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Gooberman wins an Internet. :lol:
by Kyouryuu
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Interplay Is ALIVE!!! (Descent 4 is coming...)
Replies: 82
Views: 6729

I'm not saying that the Descent franchise is any better, but an MMO seems so risky. The vast majority of MMOs fail within months. I'm afraid that even with the upcoming sequel, Fallout probably doesn't have the kind of name recognition it needs to catch on either.
by Kyouryuu
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Interplay Is ALIVE!!! (Descent 4 is coming...)
Replies: 82
Views: 6729

I'm surprised that Interplay hasn't released more of their back catalog on Steam. Putting these on Steam, coupled with some kind of weekend discount deal, would get them a lot of free exposure in blogs.
by Kyouryuu
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Opinions Please
Replies: 86
Views: 2969

The thing about 9/11 conspiracy theories... ... on one hand, most people who argue for them are convinced Bush is an idiot whose inept Administration can't get anything right, whether that's a war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the financial market, and so on. ... yet, at the same time, they accuse the...
by Kyouryuu
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Some cosplay photos that I found on Mektek
Replies: 13
Views: 953

I never saw the recent CGI Appleseed movies, but I did see the original one from the 1980s. Even though it has a very strange dub (jazz music during climactic battles?), the story was simple and satisfying. Appleseed was created by the same person behind Ghost in the Shell.
by Kyouryuu
Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Some cosplay photos that I found on Mektek
Replies: 13
Views: 953

The top one is the cyborg from Appleseed, Briareos.
by Kyouryuu
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Yarr!
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Zug zug!