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Grobi
Grobi Nov 6 2009, 8:10am says:

This is such good news we need to celebrate somehow!

+1 vote     article: Unreal Engine 3 Free to Indies
Grobi
Grobi Nov 2 2009, 9:05am says:

I feel the same about the red, it's really bloody looking right now.

I think the logo on the front could be a little better too. Maybe chipping away at it a little, making it blend a little more with the wood behind it, looks really fresh and new right now on an old looking keg.

Very nice otherwise.

+1 vote     media: Brewery Keg
Grobi
Grobi Sep 4 2009, 6:50am replied:

Yeah, although I'm back to the more high poly stuff now haha.

+1 vote     article: The value of game design docs
Grobi
Grobi Sep 3 2009, 6:32am says:

I would say for such a small team you don't need a fully fledged, 500 page design doc, although you do need some way of recording development, tasks and deadlines as well the in game content you are going to create.

Using something like google docs or a wiki would make more sense than uploading a heavy .doc file to an ftp or svn. With a google file or wiki your team can access it from anywhere with an internet connection and edit their own sections without any fuss. Allowing this kind of open access can become confusing if people start changing things without notification, but as this is a small project it would be perfect for you to implement as you can just chat amongst yourselves about what you think would be a cool idea to try out.

It would act as a referance for the team and essentially become a giant "To Do" list to keep everyone on track.

Thanks for writing this article, I enjoyed reading it!

+1 vote     article: The value of game design docs
Grobi
Grobi Aug 23 2009, 12:03pm says:

It was fun and there were some really interesting ideas in there that could have been elaborated on. The silenced pistol was cool and so was sneeking past the soldiers. We didn't get to see much of the combine or army go at it which would have been cool.

All in all, it's good but we just need more!

EDIT : The escape sequence was kind of irritating at the end. I had to sit in the shuttle and just weather the striders fire without having any way of defending myself. Perhaps giving the player the ability to grab shielding or throw something back at the strider would be useful?

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Grobi
Grobi Aug 23 2009, 7:10am says:

Thank you for such a great mod. This is the most fun I've had inside HL2 for a while! I hope to see more from you in the future and maybe a return of Mr Whirly!

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Grobi
Grobi Mar 10 2009, 6:18am says:

Is there any kind of word limit we have to adhere to?

+3 votes     article: Want to join the ModDB crew?
Grobi
Grobi Oct 17 2008, 5:49pm says:

I was thinking, could we have a bi-weekly challenge thread for all of us to try? I need to build up my portfolio this year, and having some kind of challenge would give me a competitive edge and drive to make something.

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Grobi
Grobi Oct 17 2008, 5:25am replied:

I'm sorry, but I've already handed in that assignment.

I am using 3DS Max 9, I set up a basic three point lighting system using taget spots to get some kind of effect I wanted. Here is a pic of what I have done;

Img408.imageshack.us

I'd like it if you could give me some more advice on how to make this better. The assignment tasked me with making it look like a painting but I don't think I achieved this.

+1 vote     group: 3D Artists Group
Grobi
Grobi Oct 12 2008, 5:23am says:

Does anyone know the release date for 3DBuzz's next Unreal Tech book? The last one for UT04 was in-valuable.

+1 vote     group: Level Design Group
Grobi
Grobi Oct 12 2008, 5:17am says:

Hi, I need some help with lighting and rendering a still scene I have modelled and textured. Does anyone know any good resources?

+2 votes     group: 3D Artists Group
Grobi
Grobi Oct 7 2008, 6:03pm says:

Gah, wish I had time for the mapping competition. Silly University work is in the way I'm afraid :(

+1 vote     article: Patriarch Gameplay Video + Map Contest!
Grobi
Grobi Sep 2 2008, 6:54am says:

I've often re-installed UT04 just to play this mod. Good memories.

+3 votes     article: Killing Floor 2.5 Review
Grobi
Grobi Apr 2 2008, 10:38am says:

You'll probably want to change the game this comes under, right now it's listed under Unreal 3 instead of GOTY.

I'll download this and have a few friends play to tell you whats what.

+1 vote     download: DM - Close
Grobi
Grobi Apr 1 2008, 5:16am says:

Out of the list, Powerpuff mod.

+1 vote     poll: What do you think has the most potential for originality and innovation?
Grobi
Grobi Mar 28 2008, 1:25pm says:

I chose other.

My favourite has to be either the flak cannon or the good old shotgun.

+2 votes     poll: From the signature weapons listed, which one is your favorite?
Grobi
Grobi Mar 25 2008, 10:12am says:

Dysoptia is one of my favourite mods.

If I were decent enough in source mapping I'd like to try my hand at making one for it.

+1 vote     article: Dystopia: March Update - Dustoff!
Grobi
Grobi Mar 22 2008, 7:47am says:

A space hanger would be somewhere to dock intergalactic vessels. Think of a port or even an oil rig or something similar.

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Grobi
Grobi Feb 28 2008, 7:03am says:

I think if you do try to make something unique then you have to try damn hard to refine into something fun.

I see the point your making, maybe if people did try to make something unique it would inspire others to build from it, like some sort of catalyst. But I don't really like that kind of method, there is already enough post modernism around.

+1 vote     article: GDC '08 - Modders can do it too!
Grobi
Grobi Feb 28 2008, 5:46am says:

I don't see most mods as statements or things that are created in the name of a cause. Mods are things that people create because they think it would be cool to have in the game. I don't think mods, or any game in general, should strive and try it's hardest to be unique. I think something like that will just naturally come.

+4 votes     article: GDC '08 - Modders can do it too!
Grobi
Grobi Feb 15 2008, 2:13pm says:

This Mutator week should be a lot of fun.

I've only really used the unreal level editor and not looked into the scripting side of things so this should be really beneficial.

I'll just quickly link to some of the things I have been reading in prepertion to this week;

Udn.epicgames.com

This is pretty good for explaining how the code is structured. Talks about object orientated coding.

Wiki.beyondunreal.com

The unreal wiki is always good.

And I just picked up this book today from the library so I don't know if it is much good yet;

Amazon.com

I've only read 2 and a half chapters. Nothing much about coding yet, just stuff about the editor.

+2 votes     group: Shee Labs Game Development
Grobi
Grobi Feb 9 2008, 5:43pm says:

Awesome. I can't wait until you get an automatic feed sorted, I'll end up forgetting to listen otherwise.

+1 vote     article: Modcast Debut!
Grobi
Grobi Feb 8 2008, 7:54am says:

Ok. Well I will burn through some unreal 3 tutorials this weekend so I'll be in shape for it.

+1 vote     article: Want to learn Unreal? Dive in at the deep end with Shee Labs!
Grobi
Grobi Feb 8 2008, 7:28am says:

Gah, the book isn't in the library. I'll have to order it next week.

I'll just dive into the tutorials. I've got the special edition videos as well.

When would this scheme be taking place anyway?

+1 vote     article: Want to learn Unreal? Dive in at the deep end with Shee Labs!
Grobi
Grobi Feb 8 2008, 7:23am says:

I'll try and check it out in the library.

I've experience with Actionscript 2.0 which has procedural and object orientated programmng, but another book won't harm.

+1 vote     article: Want to learn Unreal? Dive in at the deep end with Shee Labs!
Grobi
Grobi Feb 8 2008, 7:07am says:

This sounds awesome.

Would the previous programming experience have to be in unrealscript or can it be with any language?

If not, where can I get the fundamentals for the unreal language?

+1 vote     article: Want to learn Unreal? Dive in at the deep end with Shee Labs!
Grobi
Grobi Nov 25 2007, 9:55am says:

I am genuinely excited about this. It's like Christmas has come early or something.

Here's hoping you win something at MOTY!

+1 vote     mod: PARANOIA
Grobi
Grobi Nov 24 2007, 12:45pm says:

Very impressive stuff. I don't know how you did it, but I can comfortably say your work paid off.

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Grobi
Grobi Nov 24 2007, 12:43pm says:

This looks insanely good for a Half Life 1 mod.

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Grobi
Grobi Nov 23 2007, 5:09pm says:

Can someone who is going take a camera and snap a couple of photos? It would be nice to have a little travel log to read of the days events.

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