Well howdy do. Not much to say here as yet, other than I'm a graphics designer and I'm based in Telford, Shropshire. Other than that, I'll update later :)

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Gavavva Mar 17 2013, 11:19am says:

Team? One person. Also the tree is old and being remade anyway.

+4 votes   media: OverDose
Gavavva Feb 19 2013, 4:20pm says:


You never...

You never finished Skyrim...? Fallout 3...? Vice City...? Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude....

+3 votes   media: Colour... In OverDose...? Whatever next...? 3
Gavavva Sep 20 2012, 10:19am replied:

Ivy are made of simple planes, and then a few tris in random places over the face of the Ivy to give volume. Its actually a really low poly solution that fakes depth, its cheap and as you can see, fools the eye quite easily.

+3 votes   media: Out Of Order? 4
Gavavva May 22 2012, 11:49am says:

Its been toned down and changed lads, fear not :p



+5 votes   media: WIP Media 2
Gavavva May 22 2012, 8:45am says:

Already changed the colours and stuff based on feedback :p

+1 vote   media: WIP Media
Gavavva May 21 2012, 12:00pm says:

Normal mapped from a high poly sculpt... Gotta love modern day tech :D

+6 votes   media: Misc Low Detail Map Object - Body
Gavavva Mar 10 2012, 7:48am replied:

Well with Brink, they sadly stream lined the game way too much. It wasn't ET like it should have been, it was more like TF2, but without any of the fun. The game chugged, on even amazing systems, and even when it wasn't chugging it felt way too heavy. It was just dull to play, sadly.

It sucks because the art was just amazing, and they had a good go at things. But when you throw everything at a game, you need to make sure "everything" is polished. Sadly, it was a game with a million and one things, none of which were polished enough to work or be fun... Don't even get me started on balance.

+1 vote   media: OverDose - Promo Video
Gavavva Mar 10 2012, 7:17am says:

Without sounding too much of an arse... The more we distance ourself from Brink, in gameplay at least (not visuals, those were stunning), the better.

+5 votes   media: OverDose - Promo Video
Gavavva Mar 7 2012, 5:10pm replied:

De attachments are in progress matey boy and coming soon enough, give us chance old bean :p

+4 votes   media: Marauder "Bolt Gun" Concept
Gavavva Feb 26 2012, 10:08am says:

You get the game for $100. We see it as "You paid that much tp help the development, why shouldn't you get the game for free on release as well?"

As for the credits list, that may be true but its only fair :p

+2 votes   media: OverDose Is Now Accepting Donations!
Gavavva Feb 1 2012, 7:37am replied:

In between. Fast is Quake 3. Slow is Rainbow Six. Theres realistic tones here, you have iron sights, you can't sprint and shoot and hit anything etc... Think of it like COD, Killzone, Gears, you know a hint of realism, a hint of arcade, but its own beast.

+1 vote   article: Sound Track Previews And Updates
Gavavva Dec 31 2011, 9:00am says:

That's kinda the point. The original was just no good there, it was a cramped room with an odd layout... Seeing as this isn't a direct remake and it's more a reimagining, I took the liberty and went ahead in turning it into a more visually interesting shower room. The comparison is there to show you the general area.

+1 vote   media: Beach Assault - OverDose WIP 7
Gavavva Dec 14 2011, 2:26pm replied:

Read the top right ;)

+1 vote   media: Beach Assult - OverDose WIP
Gavavva Mar 9 2011, 2:12pm replied:

Aye, but it's from my mises. She wanted to thank you. She was pleased... Several times.

+1 vote   media: CMC Pistol - Sand/Woodland Version
Gavavva Mar 6 2011, 3:49am says:

If you can call it single player... I have plans that IF this releases and IF its liked then we could always move onto a new project OD related, seeing as the engine is there, but it wouldn't be "single player" as such, more a coop focused story mode of sorts.

+1 vote   media: OverDose ViDoc Four - Cross Processing
Gavavva Feb 25 2011, 8:09am says:

Its a game. Its also a UI scene, so I can't use things you would expect, particles and the like, its all hacked model surfaces. I only have so much memory to work with before it takes years to load and chugs, defeating the point.

Heres a changelog so far:

-Added green lights to the marine near his chest/wrist so cast some dynamic shading. Not sure why I forgot those in the first place.

- Changed the blood pool on the floor to be less pool and more "dragged".

- Re-worked the dude texture so hes more bloody, more beaten up, also shows on the normal. The space I have to work with is tiny for this to keep file size down, its not like the player model.

- Removed dudes left wrist, cut it off, and stuck it on the floor near him, made it whiter obviously, added blood and stuff to it as needed.

- Changed the light above the door to a rare random flicker, added flare to match as well as light.

- Changed light inside open doorway, now pushed back further but also added alpha tested character shadow of people running that randomly streaks over the screen in that room, making it look like theres action going on.

- Various other little tweaks etc.

In Progress-

- Add more surface impacts for rain, there isn't enough atm. More ambient stuff.

- Change all the surface materials to a "Wet" effect. Waiting on shader.

I knew I shouldn't have uploaded that video so soon.

+1 vote   media: OverDose ViDoc Three - UI Scene
Gavavva Jan 9 2011, 1:38pm says:

Its just a test rig. Why would we show you a rig of hands with no weapon in it that would be final? :p

Relax... Weapon shots may be coming soon, if we can get it up to snuff.

+1 vote   media: Peace, Mother ****er!
Gavavva Dec 21 2010, 2:51pm says:

I'll try and get some videos of the onscreen team orders after Christmas (As in, when you issue orders to your team such as hold, attack, enemy spotted etc, the left hand will actually do that action ala Vegas 2).

+3 votes   media: CMC Hands Test - READ NOTE
Gavavva Dec 21 2010, 1:50pm replied:

Radiant? Whats Radiant got to do with anything? :p

+1 vote   article: First Person Arm Models+Texture
Gavavva Nov 26 2010, 3:09pm says:

Sam Fisher invented head goggles. Tru fax.

That reminds me, I really need to get Conviction on 360. I totally raped the PC version but I want the chevos because I have OCD's or something.

+1 vote   media: CMC Field Ops - Head Variants
Gavavva Nov 18 2010, 3:12am says:

Thank you for being so descriptive in your feedback, I'll issue a refund to your account as soon as possible. You shouldn't have to buy a game looking like this.

+1 vote   media: CMC Field Ops - Ingame 5
Gavavva Nov 18 2010, 3:11am says:

No, nothing like Fallout 3's pipboy. Go troll some place else.

+4 votes   media: CMC Field Ops - Ingame 3
Gavavva Oct 30 2010, 11:02am replied:

Its not a bag, its a backpack.

+1 vote   media: CMC Field Ops - High Poly
Gavavva Sep 26 2010, 4:34am replied:

Well, theres a lot of info here: Team-blur-games.com :p

+1 vote   media: Foliage Lighting
Gavavva Sep 26 2010, 4:26am says:

All foliage selfshadows and shadows the world, same as any other surface in the game (Including alpha tested surface, something Doom 3 won't do for example because the tech wont allow it). However we don't use sprites for anything thats lit, because sprites don't containt the correct lighting info unless they are updated every frame (Expensive!). So, every foliage model in the engine has to be an actual mesh, which isn't expensive at all, quite cheap, and looks so much fuller and better than an always looking at you sprite.

+2 votes   media: Foliage Lighting
Gavavva Sep 19 2010, 8:36am replied:

Everything in OD has optional levels of quality, including off (with the except of shadows, you can't disable them online).

So you can turn it off if you don't like it.

+6 votes   media: Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)
Gavavva Jul 13 2010, 3:04pm says:


+1 vote   media: Stockpile - Style
Gavavva May 26 2010, 3:23am says:

Because the pic isn't ours, its from Crysis. I submitted the news before taking the shots. I'm updating them with OD shots as quick as possible. The parallax shot was just there to demo what the feature is really, but with actual OD pics its better.

0 votes   article: New Site URL And Update Features
Gavavva Dec 30 2009, 4:22pm says:

Currently Processing... OMGAH! ITS THE END OF TEH WURLD!!!!

Give it chance, ModDB like to check I'm not uploading porn and stuff.

+2 votes   media: OverDose Title Screen And New Menu Music
Gavavva Dec 20 2009, 4:18pm replied:

WITH THAT SAID, this man has no hair. But that doesnt mean hes bald. Quack.

+1 vote   media: Head Test
Gavavva Oct 5 2009, 6:18am says:

Man its depressing how bad this pic looks, if only you could see the new terrain...

*goes back to max*

+1 vote   media: WIP FuelDump 2
Gavavva Sep 21 2009, 4:06pm says:

Yeah, sorted that lol :p

+1 vote   media: WIP Fuel Dump
Gavavva Jun 9 2009, 12:46pm says:

Have you actually FOUND the five pics yet then...? That was fast, I should make it harder next time.

Gavavva May 22 2009, 4:50am replied:

What issues do you have with Q2E? There is still a Q2E section at the forums :p

+1 vote   article: Post Process Effects Editor
Gavavva Apr 18 2009, 11:21am says:

I think you need to re-read the plot of OverDose a little closer, and see that this weapon does indeed fit perfectly.

+1 vote   media: CMC M108 Sniper Rifle
Gavavva Mar 29 2009, 11:31am says:


lol no, just for display :p

+1 vote   media: Marauder Infiltrator Concept Art
Gavavva Mar 22 2009, 9:19am says:

He has a face only a mother could love... Reminds me of somebody I know actually.

+1 vote   media: Marauder Locum (Medic) Final Artwork
Gavavva Feb 18 2009, 4:26am replied:

Not at all, still needs to be made.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Credits Music
Gavavva Feb 14 2009, 7:24am says:

Looks nothing like Nemesis lol

-1 votes   media: Marauder Drone Concept *FINAL*
Gavavva Jan 30 2009, 5:35pm replied:

These guys are mutants, what would you like, skin care products as weapons?

Read the game design doc before slagging it off eh?


+2 votes   media: Marauder Technician Concept
Gavavva Jan 26 2009, 3:22am replied:

Erm, yes of course, lol. Think of it as Doom 3... With soft shadows.

+1 vote   media: Per Pixel Lighting & Shadow Maps
Gavavva Jan 15 2009, 12:17pm says:

No idea, but its not been converted yet for use, so don't read into any of that uglyness and stupid polyflow.

+1 vote   media: Pistol Early WIP
Gavavva Jan 12 2009, 6:52am says:

ModDB's high compression does wash out this pic some what... CLick it to enlarge it! :p

+1 vote   media: WIP Shots... MOER!!!121234
Gavavva Dec 11 2008, 9:38am says:

Whats that picture supposed to be...? It looks like a slab of cheese with some potatoe slices next to it...


+1 vote   mod: Killzone 2 Mapping Project
Gavavva Nov 27 2008, 2:33pm says:


You can tell I put 80+ hours into that game already :)

+1 vote   media: Test Media
Gavavva Nov 25 2008, 5:58pm says:

TBH, Level editors have had a 3D view for years :D I started mapping with Qoole, for Quake 2, so I cant say before that, but even that had a 3D view (Just not realtime because of lightmapping, so it was always an unlit 3d view, fullbright).

+1 vote   media: OverDose Project Update - ODRadiant Is Born!
Gavavva Aug 21 2008, 11:39am says:

Its almost like it is Doom 3's Hellknight... Oh wait... IT IS :p Its shown here as an example of the engines rendering ability.

+1 vote   media: MD5 Mesh and MD5Anim Support
Gavavva Aug 20 2008, 3:04am replied:

Wait wait wait... "Marcus fenix-wannabe bullet shooter"...

Oh man... That has to be the new tagline :)

Come on Cheap Alert, play fair. At least let me slag off Open Arena first before you dive right in there with the low punches. (Which I haven't done, its sitting on my HDD, has been for a while).

+4 votes   article: OverDose
Gavavva Aug 19 2008, 12:04pm says:

Without sounding like a knob (Something I've been told I have a hard tiwe with) its better than HL2's water, because for some reason HL2's reflections go really ugly and blocky up close. Very pixelated. Here, we dont have that problem :)

We can also simulate waves too very easy in the material file.

+3 votes   media: Realtime reflective/refractive water
Gavavva Aug 19 2008, 8:41am says:

Well, its not Quake 2 anymore ;)

But sure, why not? Our previous work, "Quake 2 Evolved", had bump mapping, spec map, vertex/fragment programs and Doom 3 style per pixel shadows.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Tech Map Test - Base1
Gavavva Aug 19 2008, 8:40am says:

Nope. I kinda re-made the tile texture and used it as my temp texture. A lot of people say "Thats UE3, right?" lol. Its just a temp texture. But no, thats OD in-engine.

+1 vote   media: Tree Test
Gavavva May 22 2012, 11:49am says:

Its been toned down and changed lads, fear not :p



+2 votes   media: WIP Media 3
Gavavva May 22 2012, 6:43am says:

Its around 1k polies, but yeah, thats low seeing as what it is. Its all in the sculpt.

+1 vote   media: Misc Low Detail Map Object - Body
Gavavva May 22 2012, 6:43am replied:

We have plenty of speed stuff in there, trust me. We ever write multiple shaders for everything so that everything looks good even on lower settings. Models have LOD, too, and decals can have settings.

What you actually suggest can be quite expensive, actually, and end up running slower even. The game isn't polycount bound atm anyway.

+2 votes   game: OverDose
Gavavva May 20 2012, 2:02pm replied:

I'll pass it onto Stefan if he hasn't already seen it :p

+1 vote   media: MDR Bolt Gun - WIP
Gavavva May 20 2012, 12:45pm says:

No custom ammo types lads, but attachments are certainly in.

+3 votes   media: MDR Bolt Gun - WIP
Gavavva May 18 2012, 8:05am says:

Bloody hell that tree and bush there are low quality, need to sort those out... they mess up bad with 8x AA and alpha to coverage lol!

+9 votes   media: I accidentally the whole thing :(
Gavavva May 7 2012, 9:27am replied:

No. At the end of the day, theres no limit on what the player wants to do, but then if the team refusts to accept that somebody needs to be an engineer... They are going to lose, really. You can have a time of Medics if you want, but you wont win the round that way.

There will be notifications telling the player how many of each class there are, as well as what is required. Also, players can switch classes at any time they want, as well as weapon and attachment load out.

The second you start forcing players into certain roles is the second you make the player feel like they have no control. We want a team to play to their strengths, NOT what we say they should do.

+2 votes   game: OverDose
Gavavva May 1 2012, 4:42pm says:

Love it guys.

+2 votes   media: First Gameplay Showing.
Gavavva Apr 24 2012, 6:38am says:

I can understand the concern for it looking more advanced than you would expect the general look of the marauder inventory to consist of, but theres a reason for that if you read Josephs artwork. The weapon is, really, a railgun, thats been salvaged and retro-fitted. Its supposed to look like a really high tech weapon thats just been tinkered with, but was still in R&D.

Its the ying to the humans sniper rifle yang.

+2 votes   media: Marauder High Velocity Rifle Concept Art
Gavavva Apr 23 2012, 12:43pm says:

It's quite high tech, it's a rail gun type weapon. It's still very rough in design, I'm sure that will come over more in the texture!

+2 votes   media: Marauder High Velocity Rifle Concept Art
Gavavva Mar 28 2012, 12:34pm says:

Guys, we finally added a chat page for everybody. If you have a forum account, you can simply load the chat page and get chatting with us about anything, any time! Heres the URL:


+3 votes   game: OverDose
Gavavva Mar 26 2012, 2:20pm replied:

Yeah but UE3 doesn't hv full real time lighting... So we are a bit more demanding.

+2 votes   game: OverDose
Gavavva Mar 23 2012, 9:39am replied:

With any luck towards the end of the year, thats the plan. We recently had a big pickup in help with weapon and character models so hopefully I'll be able to post a lot more soon.

+3 votes   game: OverDose
Gavavva Mar 19 2012, 2:40pm says:

I actually enjoyed Rage... I did.

I just think it was way too simple, in every way. They just played it far too safe. I wasn't expecting Fallout 3 like some people, but my God...

* Nightmare was far too Easy.
* Far too short with far too little to do.
* Racing was good! But even that... Not enough.
* Worst of all... Probably the WORST ending I've ever seen.

But really, once you beat an area, you had a chance of going back to it BACKWARDS (ZOMG!) and then... Thats it...? Sad :(

+3 votes   media: Marauder "Burst Rifle" Concept
Gavavva Mar 16 2012, 8:10am says:

Updated the pic slightly because the scales of the head shots were making some heads look smaller than others, when in fact they are all the same scale lol.

+1 vote   media: De' Heads
Gavavva Mar 15 2012, 10:20am says:

Just FYI guys, I've went back to the older white guys and changed it all up so it all fits correctly and looks much better.

I'll be posting an update of this pic later on today.

+1 vote   media: Give me head, hoooo ho hoooo...
Gavavva Mar 15 2012, 6:53am replied:

First and foremost is that this is a class based game, and we put gameplay above silly things like limb loss that would really hurt the game. In other words, what use would a medic be, if I had an arm blow off? Is he supposed to just patch him up? The game play would be horrible then, pistol only, bad accuracy, slow movement. You would just want to respawn asap.

Now, as I said we have to be very careful with how we do our damage model because of Medics. That means that when you shoot players, of course they will bleed, and leave bullet holes on the mesh in the correct location that you hit them. When a player dies, he goes into a "help" state. During this time, hes down but not out and can crawl, very slowly, around the map... But he has a bleed out time. During this time, a Medic needs to get to him and "revive" him, to get him back into the fight. If there’s no medic around, another player can "use" him, and forfeits the use of their weapon as they drag the player where they want. This movement is much faster than crawling, and it allows the downed player the use of his pistol.

But there ARE certain times when people just, well, die... With no chance of a revive. Getting hit with a rocket or explosive with result in you just blowing apart. Good old fashioned gibs, with lots of gore. A direct, up close shot to the face with a shotgun, or a direct head shot with a sniper, will result in your bonce being blown apart, and yes we have our own damage model for that, complete with neck stump, brain, skull and eye fragments, and lots of gore. Thankfully, the neck bone on the player skeleton acts as a lovely base to "spurt" upward streaks of blood, like a faucet.

Make no mistake, OverDose is a horror themed, gory game. Its not messing about like COD would.

+1 vote   game: OverDose
Gavavva Mar 15 2012, 6:44am replied:

OverDose is heavily optimised... I can't stress that enough. We haven't cut any corners there. I have a fairly old rig, I'm only on 4gig of ram, intel i7 950 with a BFG GTX 295... And even THEN, because the nVidia drivers are so gay, I'm running OverDose with ONE gpu, not my two that I have...

And it runs fine.

Seriously, can't stress that enough. Of course if I turn on real time light shafts the FPS drop a bit, and holy hell if I turn on max shadows, it runs badly... but then, MAX shadows are 64 samples :| Thats... Insane. I mean that, INSANE, but its there for future hardware. A lot of things are. But dropping shadows down to soft (i.e. still miles better than COD quality) and turning light shaft quality down to low (i.e. still better than most games as most dont have them) I clock the game at 60FPS locked.

On the subject of multiple cores, thats more a question for Nicolas to answer, sadly! But I'm sure he will see this and answer it better than I could :p

0 votes   game: OverDose
Gavavva Mar 12 2012, 11:24am replied:

Alpha/Beta, yes.

+2 votes   game: OverDose
Gavavva Mar 12 2012, 6:25am replied:

Maybe they mutated to have some form of extra sensory that made eyes redundant, and rather than feel like the lower form of human, scratch his own eyes off his face to prove hes more god like than us...

...or maybe I just thought it looked cool :p

+3 votes   media: Marauder Head 6
Gavavva Mar 12 2012, 5:33am says:

We've spoken a lot about this. OverDose has a lot of high quality settings and effects, all of which are can be changed in quality or turned off (if it doesn't give too much of an advantage). That goes for everything, from texture effects to particles to even shaders.

+1 vote   media: OverDose - Promo Video
Gavavva Mar 12 2012, 5:30am says:

Cheers guys. I know this ones a bit random, but the nail in the head was something I wanted to mess with. I figure these guys, they don't just do stuff to survive, but they do stuff to instil fear into the enemy as well, and lets be honest, things like this are just wrong... Plus they are a bit messed up in the head.

Got another one I'm working on atm, hoping to get it done IF I can mange him :p Quite enjoying the whole "totally isnane" side of art atm.

+3 votes   media: Marauder Head 6
Gavavva Mar 11 2012, 4:57pm says:

"Where we're going we don't need eyes to see..."

+2 votes   media: Marauder Head 6
Gavavva Mar 9 2012, 3:44pm replied:

For now the 763rd time, we posed moving PLAYERS in a real time MAP that were mid ACTION. I'm not sure how this isn't getting over still.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Mar 9 2012, 4:38am replied:

I don't actually think you are paying attention to any of this, to be fair. For about the 17th time, I'll say it again; The screenshots are not faked, they are set up using ingame real time assets, moving ingame in real time, to show off action in the best possible light we can do. We didn't just "create a screenshot" in Photoshop.

If thats SERIOUSLY an issue for you, then I think you may want to stay away from ANYTHING media related bud, because thats exactly what nearly everybody else does. The exception of course being people who do worse, and FAKE screenshots.

I have the sinking feeling I'm dealing with a troll, so I'll just end the conversation here. I think I've said more than enough on the matter.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Aug 22 2012, 6:27am replied:

Most people have at least some form of common sense. You would think that when somebody sees "early" they think "before its ready" or "before its time". The fact is, we show stuff to show things being worked on, and don't have to at all.

So, I'll post the next update in 6 months time now.

-2 votes   media: VERY Early Physics Test
Gavavva Aug 21 2012, 5:26pm replied:

Damn it... If only I said it was a VERY early physics test of code thats only just made it in... If only I saw that a box, ball and barrel couldn't possibly all act the same... Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....

0 votes   media: VERY Early Physics Test
Gavavva Aug 21 2012, 2:54pm replied:

Really... It sucks? Because it looks so bad in Call Of Duty, right? :p

Remember what happens when you "die". You go into a "help, medic" animation. Its not a case of not being able to do it, its a case of not needing it.

+1 vote   media: VERY Early Physics Test
Gavavva Aug 21 2012, 12:44pm replied:

First of all, we have specific plans for what we need, and they are simple things such as boxes and cans moving around when shot/blown up. We don't need/want rag doll or anything of the sort, simply because, well, we can't. How would that work if when a player dies, he goes into a "waiting for medic" animation?

So yeah, theres that.

Also, I dont think you really understand the differences here.. Its not a simple line change. You can't take, for example, Doom 3's code and drop it in here, because the colision system and bsp system is totally different. It wouldn't be a single line, it would be near enough the whole thing. So, you would actually spend MORE time changing it to work with whats there, than just making your own.

If it really was as easy as just grabbing an already existing physics codebase (of which there are LOTS), don't you think everybody would have done it by now, in the hundreds of other source ports...?

0 votes   media: VERY Early Physics Test
Gavavva Aug 21 2012, 10:45am replied:

No, it would waste more time...?

Take already existing code > Understand how it works > Retrofit it into existing code > Risk having to change already created code.


Code from scratch onto existing code.

I know which I would pick. A lot of people seem to think these things are all drag and drop type efforts, like "oh, yeah theres a physics system out there, just use that". It doesn't work like that. What about our colision system, our bsp? Our model types, animation system? Its the same as saying "why dont you just move to D3 code, its the same thing". Why, because its per pixel lighting? Its nowhere near the same.

Sadly, a lot of people don't see these things.

+1 vote   media: VERY Early Physics Test
Gavavva Aug 21 2012, 9:55am replied:

Bullet...? This is all Nicolas, his own code, hes not using external stuff.

+1 vote   media: VERY Early Physics Test
Gavavva Aug 16 2012, 6:43am replied:

Our movement system has been a focus point for a while, and has always been something we have tried to pimp. Without it, we are just another shooter, so of course we try to pimp it as much as we can. Thats why I have to facepalm a bit when people say they haven't heard of it... Its usually the first thing that I harp on about.

Sadly, there are far too many people out there who will see shooter... See id tech 2... And then just go off in a mood because "oh lordy, its all been done before, wont somebody think of the kids".

+5 votes   article: A few... Silly... Questions Answered
Gavavva Mar 8 2012, 4:08pm replied:

Soooooo... Making sure characters are running around firing at each other in a level in a real build and then picking a pic that shows the action off best and still looks good...................

............... Is worse than faking a pic with assets not from the game the doesn't represent final quality...?

Ok chief. Well, that's... Ok.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Mar 8 2012, 3:56am replied:

Now would you like to know if this is real or setup? I'll tell you. Its both. Its real ingame stuff, these are the graphics you see as you play, with the characters you pick while playing, with the animations they show while you kill people. Simple as that. Is it set up.........?

You bet your arse its set up.

I challenge you to find me one single pic that isn't that shows a game off. Take a look at the new hitman shots... The yshow Agent 47 mid strangle, or with police in the background, or in a crowd... Those are set up shots showing off a certain "thing".

Or did you expect me to hammer F12 and just post loads of badly shot, pointlessly taken screenshots...?

Now I FULLY agree with what you are saying... Don't lie, don't post **** that isn't true etc. But we are not Nuclear Dawn, and lets face it, the work we have done with such a small band of merry men on the engine its based on ALONE should show you we mean business and don't take ****. I mean when you put it like that, its even more silly... We remake an entire engine, bring it above and beyond current spec, making all these AAA assets, but then its all a lie... It would be the biggest waste of time since this morning when I had a **** and only a rabbit dropping came out.

True Story.

Have faith. If you don't like what you see, help. if you do, comment, but tell us where we can go better. But we are in this for the long haul, and we aim to misbehave.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Mar 8 2012, 3:56am replied:

I don't quite follow this, so bare with me... Are you actually saying we went to the trouble of making characters, animating them, showing them animate in game, but then... don't have animated characters...? We don't have a HUD yet. Know why? Because the GUI code isn't final and I'm still waiting on it, and because the gamecode isn't final and I'm still waiting there, too. Why should I make a hud, only to remake it when the GUI codes done, and then remake it when the games done and reflects a totally different requirement...?

I get your "making progress that isn't actually happening" statement, totally. But in order to FAKE progress like this, you have to actually MAKE progress... Because otherwise, you are wasting effort? Why would I pose characters that haven't been animated, when I could just, you know, show them animated...? It doesn't make sense.

Theres a reason why we don't have a lot of gameplay videos out. Know what that reason is? Its nowhere near far enough along to show off. So that would just mean opening the floodgates to millions of people who complain on the little things, things that wont even be done, things that we already know about. Thats the nature of the beast sadly. You post things for feedback, you get feedback and you implement it. I got a lot from this pic on several sites alone... One pic. Scales, lighting, a LOT. That helps me. Moaning that "a pic showing real time action dopesnt look real time" on a SCREENSHOT seems a tad... Odd.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Mar 4 2012, 7:32am replied:

It's not posed. Even if it were, in my honest most original English accent... Who the **** cares? Screenshots are presented to show you what the game looks like. As long as its not ubi soft levels of photoshoppery, and what you see IS what you get, who cares?

Let's say this screen is fake, something I COULD do; it would still be totally ingame, with effects, key framed animation so that it was all right to show it off etc... Even if it was faked, it would be nothing more than posing a scene to show what you want. Every game company and his mother does that. What do you want? Really ****** pics? Do you know how hard it is to show stuff mid action and have it look good ALL the time?

This pic, like the last, was set up to show a certain feeling. But it's still 100% ingame and is still somethig you would see, because shock horror, that's how it was took. The only thin I will say is that these pics won't look as good as the final, because there's. I effects AT ALL ATM.

Honestly... Sometimes I think you guys ask way to much. Flaming that other mod for posing pics is retarded. As long as they don't "fake" them with stuff you'll never see ingame and it's totally possible what they are showing. .. Who the **** cares?

+5 votes   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Feb 29 2012, 4:11am replied:

No its not? Its the same guy for sure, with the same head model... Its also the same map?

+2 votes   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Feb 28 2012, 2:20pm replied:

Do tell...? :s

+2 votes   media: OverDose Ingame Update 2
Gavavva Feb 8 2012, 1:03pm says:

And before you ask... Yes, it is ingame with no editing in PS. Read the description also.

+13 votes   media: Dem Pesky Mutants... - WIP
Gavavva Feb 1 2012, 5:27am replied:

Its pretty simple. Rather than a long, 3 minute looping track full of guitars and heavy music that drowns out the game and people turn off anyway, they simply have several short, 30 second or so ambient style tracks. These play at various points during the match, so that music isn't always playing, but even when it does, its short, atmospheric and complimenting, rather than over powering.

+1 vote   article: Sound Track Previews And Updates
Gavavva Aug 15 2011, 5:50pm says:

Also, heres the texture flats to see how these things are created, just incase people may be interested:



+2 votes   media: OverDose ViDoc - Parallax Occlusion Mapping
Gavavva Mar 5 2011, 6:24pm replied:

It will suport custom content and maps of course, we feel its insane OT to support those things these days. The game is 100% multiplayer, at lease THIS version of OverDose is.

+1 vote   media: OverDose ViDoc Four - Cross Processing
Gavavva Dec 19 2010, 5:31am replied:

Marauder arms are in the design stage now, so I can't say yet. But its only an additonal detail, it serves no point other than to look pretty.

+1 vote   article: First Person Arm Models+Texture
Gavavva Jun 5 2010, 1:17am replied:

It was a temp shot from Crysis, thats why, put there as placeholder while I was still taking the pics.

+1 vote   article: New Site URL And Update Features
Gavavva May 26 2010, 10:46am replied:

It was back in the Q2E days when OD was still a mod for Q2, and he took pretty much all our art. Remember back then there was a lot less control on media. Super Soldier or something it was called.

0 votes   article: New Site URL And Update Features
Gavavva May 26 2010, 4:04am replied:

First host was Planet Quake. Was always going down and too slow, didn't work and they said we had to go as it was no longer "quake" oddly.

Then we got hitched with a forum member, who was a dirty sneaky Ruskie who sold us down the river, stole most of our **** and claimed it as his own, and even though he sold it for money we couldn't do owt as he was in Russia and the laws for copyright are pants there.

Then we moved to a friends hosting but he went bust, totally messing up everything...

And now we are here with a new PAID host, never been any issue with them reported and its been smooth sailing so far, but we had to change the URL :(

+1 vote   article: New Site URL And Update Features
Gavavva Dec 26 2009, 5:48pm says:

HOLY **** ITS HALO 3!!!

0 votes   download: Color launcher (doom3)
Gavavva Dec 25 2009, 10:51am says:

Its worth noting the level in the background is temp until I get the 3d area sorted out. It's also one of those ones where you have to see it moving to understand I guess, but a pics better than none. This IS only the title screen remember.

+2 votes   media: New Title Screen
Gavavva Dec 25 2009, 6:36am says:

Some serious issues with smoothing groups there and also far too high poly for the engine you are using. Remember the PSP doesn't have a high res screen, most of those details will be lost.

+1 vote   media: The AR-33
Gavavva Dec 22 2009, 5:20am replied:

Hmm... I would give Nico (berserk "at" teamblurgames "dot" com) a mail anyway, like I said we need certain tools doing?

+1 vote   article: Whats New
Gavavva Nov 17 2009, 11:16am replied:

Yeah that is ingame, not a mock up, lol

+4 votes   media: Rank Up!
Gavavva May 23 2009, 10:23am replied:

Strange, the video displays in 16:9 for me and a few other people, at least the source does. Its not pixel perfect HD of course, its a 10meg file.

Oh well, I guess I'll keep my eyes open for the next one.

+1 vote   media: OverDose Technology Demo Part Three
Gavavva May 23 2009, 9:55am says:

Ok I admit it, I flamingoed up... This should be in WideScreen, its in 16:9, but wont actually display here or on YouTube in 16:9... VERY strange..

Heres a direct link to the HD Source, which plays in perfect WideScreen:


+1 vote   media: OverDose Technology Demo Part Three
Gavavva Feb 23 2009, 5:32am replied:

The last shot is new, actually.

+1 vote   article: Interview #2
Gavavva Feb 18 2009, 3:34am replied:

Well thank you :)

+1 vote   article: Evolution Of Design Part One – Building Terrain
Gavavva Feb 1 2009, 12:35pm replied:

Ba-dum, cha!

+2 votes   media: WIP Flamer
Gavavva Jan 15 2009, 8:49pm replied:

But we have already confirmed that both CMC and MDR will have their own hands, as well as different camo versions AND different skin tones for when you customize your character...?

If you want anymore than those 12 variations then you really do need to step back and ask yourself what kind of FREE dev team consisting of TWO people can do that for you...?

EDIT: Also, we have said time and time again every class WILL be different in terms of visual style and design, on both sides, and that you can pick your own head model as well, something we are going to try and get a lot of variation with. White, black, chinese for the CMC and obvious differences for the MDR...? So what else could we possibly do...?

+1 vote   article: New Hands To Shake, New Music To Shake With...
Gavavva Jan 7 2009, 5:24pm replied:

So you’re saying you want more generic stuff, rather than something original? You want something you can get else where...?

These are the first person view arms, the arms that hold the gun on screen. They are for the one team only.

They aren’t generic soldiers. They are humanity’s last best hope against the Marauders in a post nuclear war. These guys can’t just go down to the local 7/11 and buy weapons and stuff…

+1 vote   article: New Hands To Shake, New Music To Shake With...
Gavavva Jan 7 2009, 9:33am says:

From what I can see you look like your pushing way to many polies when you dont have to.

You could always use a small alpha tested patch wit ha circle on it, hovered above a small hexagonal shape under it. That way you reduce the polycount while still keeping the visual effect your after.

+1 vote   media: The bridge
Gavavva Dec 19 2008, 5:54am replied:

Material Editor - XP has one built in. Its called word.

Procedural Texture Generator? - Sure, I'll get our coder right on it, just after he finishes the "Make new map" button.

AI Node Support - Pointless when there are no bots.

+1 vote   article: What Tools Would You Love To Have? Plus New Texture Pics!
Gavavva Dec 11 2008, 9:35am says:

Since this design we decided to go with a more mutated look, over the standard alien/borg style. The Marauders are humans that have been exposed to Radiation and horrible events, so they need to look a little less Borg and a little more... Well... Warped.

+1 vote   media: Early Marauder Design
Gavavva Dec 11 2008, 9:34am says:

This guys just bad ***. Look at him. LOOK AT HIS TOES! :p

+1 vote   media: Misc Concept Designs
Gavavva Dec 11 2008, 9:34am says:

Locking down design choices. We went with an updated Marine style and look, such as this one: Moddb.com

+1 vote   media: Misc Concept Designs
Gavavva Dec 11 2008, 9:33am says:

This was back when OverDose was a Q2 spin off, same universe. Since then we really pushed our own design but a lot of this will make it into OD.

+1 vote   media: Misc Concept Designs
Gavavva Sep 23 2008, 10:42am says:

"why is there no first person shooter game out there that dares forcing the players into cooperation?"

Erm... A LOT do... I think your about 10 years to late.

+1 vote   article: Tanks and Rogues - from answer to modification
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