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A longer show this week in which William and Emanuel are joined by Ackart of Ragnarok Arena along with Justin (Krenzo) and Mike (WarmFuzzy) of Smashball. We discuss whether we prefer reviews from players or mappers. Plug: dm2sp.com

Posted by William on Jul 5th, 2009

Transmission Code: 14753 (#37)

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:30 - William, Emanuel and Ackart from Ragnarok Arena

Podcast17 News

  • 00:01:30 - Info on Thomas’ absence
  • 00:04:00 - Info on Heart of Evil Napalm Edition
  • 00:05:00 - Looking for someone to do an intro/credits video for Podcast17

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:07:00 - Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1 & 2, and Portal Update Released. - Adds Novint Falcon support.
  • 00:12:10 - Steam client update released.
  • 00:13:00 - Team Fortress 2 Update Released.
  • 00:13:30 - Left 4 Dead Update Released. - Includes add-on campaign support.


  • 00:17:10 - Insurgency June update
  • 00:18:00 - Half-Life : Residual Life
  • 00:23:00 - Headcrab-BOSS
  • 00:23:40 - Fistful of Frags Beta 2.6
  • 00:24:30 - Zombie Panic Source 1.6

Media Blitz

  • 00:29:00 - Zombie Master source code has been released.
  • 00:31:00 - Sven Co-op Mapping Contest Update: More Prizes!
  • 00:34:15 - City 17: Episode 1 | 3 Day Update - Maxsi Distribution System.
  • 00:34:15 - City 17: Episode 1 | 3 Day Update - Head Tracking & Ironsights.
  • 00:43:40 - Firearms: Source - Player Head Customization, M82A1, and Crossfire Revisions.
  • 00:46:00 - Bisounours Party - Team Deathmatch dm_sacred gameplay video.
  • 00:47:50 - Orion - New video! Showcasing nature elements!
  • 00:49:30 - Modular Combat 1.75 Turrets

Topic of the Week

  • 00:51:20 - Team Fortress 2: Moments with Heavy - Heavy Orders an Xbox 360

Blast from the Past

  • 00:52:10 - Listen Carefully 2


  • 00:54:10 - Interview with Justin (Krenzo) and Mike (WarmFuzzy) from Smashball.
  • 01:30:10 - Podcast 17 exclusive about the monetisation of Smashball.

Question / Discussion

  • 01:42:00 - Rukus asks about BlackMesa Source media.

Listener Audio Question

  • 01:45:00 - PlanetPhillip Poll: “Do you prefer a mapper or gamer to do a review?”

Download Links

From the Mouth of Valve


Media Blitz

Topic of the Week

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Kamikazi[Uk] Jul 5 2009 says:

Abit bored of listening to these podcasts now but good work anyway.

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Minuit Jul 5 2009 replied:

Uh lol? They're different every week, how can you be bored of listening to something different every week?

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~Mapster(WFc) Jul 5 2009 replied:

It's always got something to do with Left 4 Dead and TF2, what i think they need to do is start talking about topics instead of ranting half the time.

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William Author
William Jul 7 2009 replied:

I don't want to start something, but I'm pretty sure more than half this episode was about Smashball. Where do you get that it was about TF2 or L4D2. We hate talking about those things lol

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Armageddon104 Jul 5 2009 says:

nice one.

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Lorem Jul 5 2009 says:

No Age of Chivalry? D:

Or was this recorded before the release?

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William Author
William Jul 7 2009 replied:

Recorded before the release.

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do365nic Jul 6 2009 says:

you talk bad words for bisounours party and you didn't even play it for yourself, the colour scheme is verry trippy LSD style, maybe you don't like it But many do and I'm one of them + the gameplay is freakn awesome

other then that, great podcast

I would prefer a video tho

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DuckSauce Jul 6 2009 replied:

Well it wasn't out yet when this was recorded, I kinda liked Bisonours party but not enough to keep me glued to it.

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William Author
William Jul 7 2009 replied:

Wait until we post this weeks episode on moddb, we talk about the release and give a much better review of Bisounours.

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Kamikazi[Uk] Jul 6 2009 says:

Yah i think bisonours party was really good. Podcast 17 talk bad about almost every mod that isn't really good though. Mods are for fun and not supposed to be big commercial games i think podcast 17 team forget this alot of the time.

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Sortie Jul 6 2009 says:

"So, you hear that, Maxsi? You're gonna get shot. So watch out."

Apart for death-threats - it was a fun surprise to be featured on this podcast. And Maxsi Distribution has been in development for over a year and has been working for over 6 months, way before you mentioned it on this podcast. And the system is free in the first place - anyone can use the system if they provide the bandwidth themselves, unless they go through a simple application process like discussed in the podcast.

It was also surprising to have a private email to matthewdryden qouted, but I don't mind it. ;-)

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Tnurg Jul 6 2009 says:

You should really check your facts Podcast17. Firearms:Source released their player models LAST MONTH.

There are no more CSS placeholder models. I hope you amend this fact in your next podcast.


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StealthSilver Jul 6 2009 replied:

Its true, we've already revealed Red Team. Expect screenshots of Blue Team soon. ;)

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William Author
William Jul 7 2009 replied:

We will be addressing this error on the episode which will be recorded on July 12th. Stay tuned for that.

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TyeTheCzar Jul 12 2009 says:

Yeah. At around 15:00 they are very right. That's something really urgent.

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TyeTheCzar Jul 12 2009 says:

I played Residual Point, and there's a section where I can't go any further because of a bug that crashes in the On A Rail chapter. Where you evade the turret going out to the tracks, but when you try to come back it goes kaput.

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