Going to the Art Institute of Vancouver studying 3D Modeling for Animation and Games. Gamer on the side (When homework doesn't control my existence). Want modeling help? Give me a shout! Fav Game: TC:E (True Combat:Elite a tactical realism shooter). Unreal fan. Nu-Metal <3

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AlCool
AlCool Mar 30 2014, 6:57am says:

Besides for some reason getting rid of his right shoulder and a slight tweak the the mask/ear, I didn't actually change much from this to the painted version. Even kept the tilted mask intact!

+1 vote   media: Cyberpunk w/ Dreads
AlCool
AlCool Mar 30 2014, 6:57am says:

For some reason, it comes out far darker when I save it out of photoshop. I tried manually brightening it to see if I could make it look closer to the original, but to no avail. Take what you can get I guess.

+1 vote   media: Cyberpunk w/ Dreads
AlCool
AlCool Mar 19 2014, 12:45am says:

He is rather please about something he has spotted with that dashing eyewear he's sporting. What might it be?

+1 vote   media: Desert_Punk
AlCool
AlCool Feb 26 2014, 6:35pm replied:

The air units work just like stock renegade from my play with them so far, which to me is just fine.

+2 votes   article: Renegade X - Download Today!
AlCool
AlCool Feb 26 2014, 6:10pm replied:

The explosives did a TON of damage to infantry with direct hits in stock renegade, but I do notice a difference in blast radius in this version (It is definitely bigger), so maybe the splash damage should be lowered a bit to compensate. In stock renegade a missed explosive did basically nothing.

Unless you have steam up, use the RENEGADE LAUNCHER and set your nickname in that before launching to ingame menu or joining a server. The regular EXE will only give you your steam nickname if you have steam up, or else you will just be called "player" using it.

I hope the ping thing is an easily fixed bug. It would be really nice to see.

+3 votes   article: Renegade X - Download Today!
AlCool
AlCool Feb 15 2014, 9:18pm says:

I like to stick googly eyes on it to make it look all wacky

+1 vote   media: Warlord Helmet
AlCool
AlCool Feb 15 2014, 9:14pm says:

The middle 2 were both redone a bit after the wizard was finished, as they were originally done in around 20 minutes, and turned out fairly horrible because of it. I did however leave in the hilarious perspective on the Paladin because it made the portrait look funnier.

For the top 2 I did more recently, I tried a different style for each to see what I could come up with. They were the only 2 that had been posed for deliberately. I think both turned out pretty great.

They did seem to get better as I did more.

+1 vote   media: Baldurs Gate Character Portraits
AlCool
AlCool Mar 18 2013, 11:22pm replied:

Both Warband and Napoleonic Wars need to be purchased on the same platform (ie: steam Warband + steam Napoleonic Wars; or standalone Warband + standalone Napoleonic Wars)

If you own a copy that isn't on steam, then no, do not buy a steam DLC for it unless you plan on re-buying the full game on steam.

+1 vote   game: Mount & Blade: Warband
AlCool
AlCool Feb 11 2013, 4:25pm replied:

Megatexture was made and used in Quake Wars YEARS earlier.

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AlCool
AlCool Jan 26 2013, 6:19pm says:

The mod that never dies! Awesome updates! I wish more mods had devs as dedicated as you guys.

Mostly play in private non FN servers with friends though, y u hate us D:

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AlCool
AlCool Dec 16 2012, 4:01pm says:

So will you guys keep the setting for servers that makes it so you need a second player in vehicles to shoot while the first player drives? Always liked that in the original Renegade.

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AlCool
AlCool Nov 15 2012, 10:44pm replied:

Yes why can't all fantasies be based on talking animals we can make friends with? Why not make some kind of animal friend simulator we can all enjoy?

Come on guys there are enough "Good" dragons in fantasy games too, but will that stop us from hunting them down? It hasn't in real life either has it.

+2 votes   article: End of the World Expansion Released!
AlCool
AlCool Nov 13 2012, 7:45pm says:

Would definitely recommend advertising yourself on a few more MMO sites or trying to get an interview with a popular gaming site. Get yourself out there!

The game looks like it is coming along very well, so much so that I'm surprised you would even call this a pre-alpha!

Good Luck and hope kickstarter pulls through for you guys!

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AlCool
AlCool Nov 13 2012, 7:17pm says:

Wow, was hoping this project was still going! Good luck finding some new members! Would love to see this get a proper release.

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AlCool
AlCool Oct 30 2012, 2:55pm says:

Any chance of making the game options say if they are on or off?

Any info on what the difference in the 2 gamemodes are? I assume it means you have a day limit in one mode and no limit in the other?

Anyways keep up the awesome work!

+2 votes   article: Progress - 10/30/2012
AlCool
AlCool Jul 21 2012, 10:41pm says:

Fantastic work guys! Looking forward to the next patch. Put many hours into coop and single player with only one complaint: Those damn 2 chainsaw guys take RIDICULOUS amounts of ammo to go down, although it did make for some hilarious moments. Can't wait to try out the new maps!


Maybe after this you can remake RE:CB eh? EH?!

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AlCool
AlCool Jun 27 2012, 8:22pm says:

A few anatomy problems aside, I like how this one turned out compared to the many others.

I had a sketch of a big gun on the top of that thing in his let hand, but didn't finish it. Might also move the hair a tad forward on his head as it's currently sticking straight up. One of the cleaner works I've done in the past little while.

+1 vote   media: War_Punk
AlCool
AlCool May 12 2012, 8:49pm replied:

Thanks!

+1 vote   media: Dune Buggy
AlCool
AlCool Apr 20 2012, 7:38am replied:

In the bundle it just launches from the folder, DRM free! But yes this can be done!

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AlCool
AlCool Apr 20 2012, 7:35am says:

Well the bump is coming along (Though I can't see why any of the detailing in this shot need normal maps over bump maps), but because these are hard surface metal objects, get the bump off of them!

The metal grates or the square metal blocks on the roof do not need ANY bump besides for fine detailing, and it just ends up making every model look like a puffy marshmellow. It has the clay look of doom 3 is you will.

The other jarring thing to start thinking about is how intense the spec is on some metals but not others, it really makes it look odd. I'll assume you do not have ambient occlusion in the engine yet, but is it planned?

(I don't mean to come off as a prick sorry if I do)

+3 votes   media: Heavy metal
AlCool
AlCool Apr 5 2012, 4:12am replied:

I did cache the final gathering lol.

+1 vote   media: Gun_Scene
AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 6:31pm replied:

I didn't say it wasn't possible ;D

I didn't think baking would be as easy as it is in Maya. Just had to be pointed in the right direction.

+1 vote   media: Baking_Test
AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 4:50pm says:

I have a LOT of problems with the lighting and shadows (If you care to hear them and haven't changed them since this shot was made), but I do really like the layout and texturing!

I will say the skybox is very jarring to this colour palette. I would suggest a more overcast grey look to it.

I'm surprised the arches look as good as they do in this shot. BSPs absolutely hated me when trying to do stuff like that!

+1 vote   media: Lighting/Brush tests
AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 4:44pm replied:

How is this like mount and blade? The combat mechanics are far different, it's primarily first person instead of third, and it has a much faster pace to it. Now I LOVE Warband online, and this is not comparable to it.

Just because both games are medieval styled, doesn't make them anything alike otherwise. (Like the borderlands looks like fallout 3 bs)

+2 votes   media: Chivalry Medieval Warfare GDC Trailer 2012
AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 4:40pm replied:

The animations and character models aren't awful in Mount and Blade, especially not for the engine they are on, and the limitations of most peoples hardware. The problem with the animations and motion capture, is that some of them make no sense to how someone would actually swing the weapon.

I think a lot of what we see here are, like the jittering, probably have to do with the netcode or similar. The animations definitely do need some work though I agree.

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AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 4:36pm replied:

As I've probably said before: why not try a student version of one of the higher end programs like Maya or 3ds Max? I mean you can't use it to make money but learning new and improved software could really benefit your already great work.

What made me go out to learn this is I had never tried to do it directly in Maya, though I knew you could in 3Ds Max. I'd worked with a few programs like crazy bump, mudbox, and zbrush and they all have their own place and use. For hard surface stuff, unless I need some fine details in the normals, this works incredibly well and is very easy to do.

What problems have you had with blender and baking? I could have sworn I've seen it done fairly well on that program before.

+1 vote   media: Baking_Test
AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 3:05pm replied:

Oh and a thing on the lighting, there is no shadows, and it is default lighting, so that's where the artifacts in the shading are coming from. I went and tested it to make sure it had nothing to do with the baking. It barely changes the look and what I was doing anyways, so I won't be updating the image here.

+1 vote   media: Baking_Test
AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 3:03pm says:

My god I'm surprised this came out right. Is anyone else having the problem with the text windows on MODDB? Some of them just show up white and I have to guess what I'm typing unless there is a preview button. I hope it's the site and not something on my end...

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AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 2:54pm says:

Now I need something a bit more detailed to try this on!

+1 vote   media: Baking_Test
AlCool
AlCool Mar 22 2012, 1:46am replied:

Well all these swords cutting through platemail and such. I don't see how someone could make a really good medieval combat game where many weapons are massively ineffective. Kinda like that ending fight scene in that one hamlet movie...

+1 vote   media: Chivalry Medieval Warfare GDC Trailer 2012
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