Writes mindless game design commentary, designs strange mods that no one plays, and studies English literature at UC Berkeley in his spare time. He's also a pretty bad driver.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jan 2 2012, 2:35am says:

An open discussion question to all: must every Portal 2 map have difficult puzzles in them?

The last chamber of Chapter 1 is intended to show that, yes, it's fully within my capability to design something difficult, and I (and the other designers) purposely chose not to do so. Is that a valid way to design? And if it isn't, why not?

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 23 2011, 3:25pm replied:

There isn't only way to make a Portal 2 map. I didn't even have elevators for a while. Again, I'm sorry, I'll do some optimization later and if you still care to play this mod, then you can try again.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 22 2011, 5:24pm replied:

Make sure you've run Portal 2 at least once, and Portal 2 is updated to the most recent version.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 22 2011, 2:44pm replied:

I couldn't figure out why quick saves were getting disabled until recently, and I've uploaded a patch (that's still getting authed) to fix it. In the meantime, the level does autosave for you quite well though: during every elevator ride, and at every "breakthrough" in a puzzle.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 22 2011, 3:46am replied:

I'll release an optimization patch at a later date, when I can bear to look at Hammer again... there's a spot in Ch. 3 that's a bit taxing, but in general there's not much being rendered most of the time and I think most computers should be fine. Sorry you had trouble, I'll try clearing the memory a bit in Ch. 1.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 22 2011, 3:11am replied:

did you try all the maps? which maps (and parts) were laggy?

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 21 2011, 9:56am replied:

I hope it is!

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 19 2011, 2:42pm replied:

yes

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 19 2011, 5:06am replied:

It's educational, it's for Portal 2, and it's not released yet.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Dec 18 2011, 3:36pm replied:

oops

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Nov 28 2011, 8:12pm replied:

honestly I don't even know how you found this

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Aug 26 2011, 2:30pm replied:

Sorry, this mod was made exclusively for homosexuals. Heterosexuals shouldn't even be able to visit this profile! I'll ask ModDB to look into that. Make sure you've unchecked the "Show gay mods too" checkbox in your ModDB profile settings. Again, I'm really sorry.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Aug 26 2011, 2:27pm replied:

The grass is a few hundred prop_static models with LoDs and some material proxies for swaying.

+2 votes     media: Amherst, MA. Dylan's Brain.
Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Feb 13 2011, 10:18pm says:

FAQ or something:
1) It's for Ep2. ModDB won't let me change it.
2) 1-3 is still in progress.
3) The new Ep2 update broke how I unlocked chapters. (Steamcloud, etc.) Go into the console and type "sv_unlockedchapters 15" (or beat Episode 2) to unlock HWC. It's fixed for 1-3.
4) Simmer down.
5) It means whatever you want it to mean.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jan 20 2011, 1:21am replied:

I'm still working on it.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Nov 4 2010, 1:17am replied:

Go into the console and type "sv_unlockedchapters 99" -- that's supposed to be executed as a console command on start-up, but the new version of Episode Two doesn't do it.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Oct 15 2010, 9:14pm replied:

Slow. Delayed. Due to school, I'm being forced to make 2-1 before finishing 1-3.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Oct 12 2010, 9:23pm replied:

Go to "Options" and bind "Help (Polaris)" -- it's a bug with the new Ep2 update. It's fixed for 1-3.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Aug 30 2010, 12:21pm replied:

The fact that we're even discussing "how games make meaning" is the central provocation of Dear Esther anyway. Really, who remembers all the specific details of the story that well anyway?

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jul 29 2010, 11:02pm replied:

try Nestlings and Dear Esther.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jul 13 2010, 11:23pm replied:

There's a bug with Steamcloud right now -- it imports your CFG from Episode 2 -- so, uh, maybe try playing through Episode 2? :)

But it's bad. It's overwriting my default setting, to unlock all chapters from the start. I'm looking into it...

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jul 13 2010, 11:22pm replied:

Haha, maybe all the memories ARE fake! Cool reading.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jul 13 2010, 11:21pm replied:

All the endings will be canon for both Polaris and HWC.

As for your other questions... it doesn't matter what I think. :)

I do like your interpretation, though I'd add a little more -- if someone's boyfriend / spouse is a huge jerk, why would someone stay with that person? Love? Self-hate? Is it commendable or pathetic to "weather" such a relationship?

(you tell me)

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jun 7 2010, 2:44pm replied:

Unfortunately the mod can't give legal consent, so please refrain from raping it

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jun 5 2010, 2:20am replied:

Yeah. Along with a slightly faster Polaris. HWC has mostly seen accessibility improvements: the crate goes transparent when you're holding it, the ladders are more prominent ("what ladders?!"), the delivery room door is wider to accommodate some peoples' weird playstyles that don't work, fixed some language typos, L3 is easier... at its core, it's still mostly the same though.

+2 votes     article: Progress report / semi-interviews with Wired UK + Eurogamer
Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jun 3 2010, 5:35am replied:

I'm not gay, but my boyfriend is.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang Jun 2 2010, 3:25am replied:

Yeah, #3 is turning out to be really different -- where "failure" isn't really supported as a playstyle... if you die, you die and reload your quick-save. It's definitely the most "traditional" of the trilogy in some ways.

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang May 26 2010, 5:31pm replied:

And "tedious" as in too easy, or tedious as in you couldn't finish it?

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang May 26 2010, 5:21pm replied:

I don't know what you mean by "unnecessary." Unnecessary for you to play to understand the story? Unnecessary for it to exist?

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Radiatoryang
Radiatoryang May 26 2010, 3:18am replied:

#3 is kind of BioShock-y meets the Sims meets Thief. Kind of.

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