A level designer of 11 years, first with maps for the Goldsource engine before moving to Source in 2007. Decent texture artist and voice actor, too. Co-founder of Scotch and Coffee Studios. I'm Archie, I'm Scottish, I'm 23 and I'm probably drunk.

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Archie_SnC Mar 5 2015 replied:

Yikes, this is a bit open ended! We might end up spending an hour on this one :)

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Archie_SnC Mar 5 2015 replied:

Great question, thanks!

+3 votes   news: The Core Q&A 3
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Archie_SnC Mar 2 2015 replied:

Just tidying up the comments to avoid confusion. There has never been any doubt about releasing the .wads. What we're still discussing is whether to release our original PSDs.

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Archie_SnC Mar 1 2015 says:

Just casually walking around with a syringe. Classic Urby.

+4 votes   media: A fresh start... (WIP)
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Archie_SnC Feb 12 2015 replied:

We went for BIG maps ;)

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Archie_SnC Feb 9 2015 replied:

There are thirty maps. If you spend an average of seven minutes per map (I'd estimate between 5 and 10 is realistic) you're looking at three and a half hours. Speed runners will probably be able to more than half that, and those who like to smell the roses will probably be looking at closer to five hours (10 minutes per map)

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Archie_SnC Jan 26 2015 replied:

yeah, I hear he's pretty strapped for cash.

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Archie_SnC Jan 26 2015 replied:

It's 2015, you daft bastard

+2 votes   media: Central Complex Media (Outdated)
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Archie_SnC Jan 22 2015 replied:

It definitely does not.

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Archie_SnC Jan 15 2015 says:

Definitely needs a little more detailing, but this already looks like loads of fun! I'd suggest adding some height variation to your cliffs so they don't have that straight edge on the top and then adding some more details like the grunt in the crate. A great method for giving a map more zest is to give each area a 'story'. Just in the sense that you can look at the area and see exactly what has happened. Maybe some grunts were ambushed whilst they were having a barbecue or maybe a security guard was trying to escape on a quad bike when a headcrab made him swerve and hit a cliff. Little stories that give the map atmosphere will really add context to what is already a great looking map.

Well done!

+2 votes   media: Gina's Adventures
Archie_SnC
Archie_SnC Jan 15 2015 says:

Great to see this still in development, I can't wait to play it! Good luck with the remake :)

+9 votes   mod: Gina's Adventures
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Archie_SnC Jan 14 2015 replied:

Urby has only flexed once and it was by accident.

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Archie_SnC Jan 13 2015 replied:

Black Mesa is a civilian facility, not military.

The real reasoning behind the lighting here, though, is that as a huge fan of theming, colour theory and creating atmosphere, I wanted this whole area to represent the shift in time of day from the previous chapter. The tones are much less harsh, and mirror those used in the skybox. This is a technique I use to various degrees throughout the mod.

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Archie_SnC Jan 13 2015 replied:

He did indeed! We're both huge fans of his, so it was super exciting to get him involved!

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Archie_SnC Jan 13 2015 replied:

wisdom.

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Archie_SnC Jan 12 2015 replied:

"Black Mesa is an equal opportunities employer. Staff will not be discriminated against for gender, race, sexual orientation or lightbulb colour preference."
It's written in the employee contract, dude. My hands are tied.

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Archie_SnC Jan 12 2015 says:

Whilst work is underway to finesse gameplay, audio and code - all of which are quite difficult to show via screenshots - we're also still diligently tuning areas already shown. Here's some progress on one of my later maps.

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Archie_SnC Dec 31 2014 replied:

Steam uses a variety of currencies, plus it accepts Paypal as a payment method, allowing the easy conversion from -any- currency. We will not be testing The Core on any platform except Steam Half-Life, therefore other versions are susceptible to glitches and crashes.

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Archie_SnC Dec 29 2014 replied:

Certainly not in a stable state, if at all.
Half-Life is currently cheaper than a loaf of bread. Why not buy it?
Store.steampowered.com

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Archie_SnC Oct 1 2014 replied:

I find woks inspire most of what I do on a day to day basis

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Archie_SnC Oct 1 2014 replied:

I will fight to the death to defend purple light in the goldsource engine ;)
This area of the facility is largely without power and has been used as a base of operations for the scientists and security personnell who are combatting the military. Due to the intense cold of night, I think it would be quite reasonable for these desperate people to use oil drum fires for warmth.

+3 votes   media: The Empire Strikes Back
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Archie_SnC Oct 1 2014 replied:

Thanks!
We work almost entirely to a 0.50 texture scale, so probably only around 5% of the textures we use are from Half-Life. We've made the rest, as we decided early on not to use other peoples' wad files. We have well over a thousand completely new textures.

+5 votes   media: The Empire Strikes Back
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Archie_SnC Oct 1 2014 replied:

Thanks! They're taken from real lens images

+4 votes   media: The Empire Strikes Back
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Archie_SnC Sep 30 2014 replied:

I use my Panasonic GH3

+1 vote   media: The Core Q&A 2
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Archie_SnC Sep 27 2014 replied:

Trust me, nobody struggles with the reality of how long this has taken more than the devs. o_o
Thanks so much for such an inspiring comment

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Archie_SnC Sep 6 2014 replied:

Between 4% and 96%

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Archie_SnC Aug 10 2014 replied:

never played it

+1 vote   media: Summer Update (WIP)
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Archie_SnC Jul 19 2014 replied:

Definitely not public. We will most likely be using twhl.info and/or planetphillip to get testers and detailed feedback. The mod will not release to the public until it's completely finished by our standards.

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Archie_SnC Jul 12 2014 says:

Every so often Urby does something that makes me remember how much he schools me when it comes to mapping. This is one of those times.

It feels so lived in and atmospheric. 10/10, would bang

+4 votes   media: Diversion (WIP)
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Archie_SnC Jun 17 2014 replied:

I'm quite sure I have no idea what you're talking about.
Accursedfarms.com
Please ignore the link.

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