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 24 and I'm mostly happy.

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Archie_SnC @ Core Q&A 3 Promo

This was answered in a previous video. I wonder if our answers will have changed now that we've made so much more :)

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Archie_SnC @ Core Q&A 3 Promo

This is a really good talking point, I know Urby and myself have both learned LOADS working on this, so I'm looking forward to hearing his answer.

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Archie_SnC @ Core Q&A 3 Promo

Log in and try again! Guest questions won't be answered. (Sorry!)

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Archie_SnC @ Core Q&A 3 Promo

Fantastic question!

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Archie_SnC @ Core Q&A 3 Promo

I love that you backhanded both of us with this one :D

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Archie_SnC @ The Core Q&A 3

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

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Archie_SnC @ The Core Q&A 3

Great question, thanks!

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Archie_SnC @ The Core

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 @ A fresh start... (WIP)

Just casually walking around with a syringe. Classic Urby.

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Archie_SnC @ The Core

We went for BIG maps ;)

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Archie_SnC @ The Core

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 @ The Core

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

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Archie_SnC @ Central Complex Media (Outdated)

It's 2015, you daft bastard

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Archie_SnC @ The Core

It definitely does not.

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Archie_SnC @ Gina's Adventures

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!

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Archie_SnC @ Gina's Adventures

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

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Archie_SnC @ The Core

Urby has only flexed once and it was by accident.

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Archie_SnC @ Progress

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 @ The Core

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 @ Progress

wisdom.

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Archie_SnC @ Progress

"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 @ Progress

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 @ The Core

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 @ The Core

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 @ The Empire Strikes Back

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

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Archie_SnC @ The Empire Strikes Back

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.

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Archie_SnC @ The Empire Strikes Back

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.

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Archie_SnC @ The Empire Strikes Back

Thanks! They're taken from real lens images

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Archie_SnC @ The Core Q&A 2

I use my Panasonic GH3

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Archie_SnC @ The Core

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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