Amateur Game Developer seeking to enter the games industry; having worked in the Source engine as a part of multiple mod teams for several years, I have moved on to working with the UDK and Unity engines.

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname Feb 19 2011, 4:03am says:

You guys really need a sound artist. The mod is great, the visuals are wonderful, but hearing all those stock HL2 sounds really breaks the immersion :( - especially with the vehicles.

+2 votes   article: Off Limits - maps done + guide update
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 30 2010, 5:30pm replied:

"Music: Serenade of the Autumn Siren by Awake (Rawrthaas) Rawrthaas.newgrounds.com"

-Video description

+1 vote   article: GraviNULL: First Beta release Friday!
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 22 2010, 10:18am replied:

>_<

I wasn't expecting my commentary to appear in the dev vids.

+2 votes   article: GraviNULL: New release plans and footage
Guessmyname
Guessmyname May 7 2010, 11:01am replied:

I wasn't saying it *is* a zombie mod: Nightmare House 2 is very much a horror game. It just has zombies *in* it. They being scary and all. Hopefully.

+2 votes   article: Welcome to Never Lose Hope hospital
Guessmyname
Guessmyname May 6 2010, 1:17pm replied:

Yeah, mostly my fault. We figured out a really good way to implement a ton of different zombies in a sort time span and ran with it. Pretty much 'Just Because We Could'.

Who doesn't like variety?

+1 vote   article: Welcome to Never Lose Hope hospital
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 6 2010, 11:50am replied:

It's actually not that hard:
Developer.valvesoftware.com

+2 votes   article: We are here....
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Feb 19 2010, 7:06am replied:

He's got a point. Look how many hoops the Empires mod had to jump through to make the netcode lag-less enough for the large servers the mod was designed around.

+1 vote   article: Guns 'n Germans
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jan 14 2010, 8:19am says:

Does the reload system use clips or is the guy taking the shot just low on ammo?

+1 vote   media: City17: Episode 1 - 3 Part New Years Update (Part
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jul 12 2009, 5:31pm says:

Try using texture-cast shadows to make the window borders cast shadows (light would only go through the glass bits, for example) for extra lighting detail. Interlopers has a tutorial on it here:

Interlopers.net

+1 vote   media: Area 51 - Media Release 1 Teaser
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Oct 30 2008, 9:11am replied:

This never was a really serious mod in the first place. 0.4 had Rebels and Combine running around in Victorian England, remember?

+1 vote   article: Jailbreak! Turrets & Auto Shotguns!
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 30 2010, 5:12pm replied:

Regarding the mines, a replacement is again WIP... and I think the playermodel will probably render the weapon issue sorta moot anyway.

+1 vote   article: GraviNULL: First Beta release Friday!
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 30 2010, 5:01pm replied:

Apparently it and the person who made it (me) is:

"Sadomasochistically cruel and simply wants to see everyone die in a blender. Made of lasers."

Which, actually, is quite accurate.

+3 votes   media: GraviNULL Beta Release Trailer
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 30 2010, 4:59pm replied:

Off the top of my head...
2 models make the custom spinners in the laserblender map
Grapple Anchor (solid)
Holographic Grapple Anchor (also animated)
Deadly Grapple Anchor (the whirly death-blade thing)
Speed Boost indicator (animated)
Puzzle Ball (not actually used in any of the maps yet)

Too say nothing of the custom textures.

A player model is in progress and will appear in a later update.

+1 vote   article: GraviNULL: First Beta release Friday!
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 28 2010, 11:48am replied:

I know the feeling >_<

+1 vote   media: First gameplay video on new map: gn_twirl
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 27 2010, 5:10am says:

You could probably solve the 'invisible :' problem by reversing the gradient, so that the colon is on the darker side, allowing it to stand out more.

+1 vote   article: How To Give A Rock A Personality
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 27 2010, 5:06am says:

'Ello Winter! :D

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 27 2010, 5:03am says:

Hiya Neddie!

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 27 2010, 5:01am says:

Nice animation! How'd you pull off the two handed stance? That must have been a pain to set up...

+2 votes   media: WIP 5
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 18 2010, 4:15pm replied:

Cheers! :D

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 17 2010, 2:20am replied:

Because bad grammar is worse than bad modelling.

You heard it here first, folks!

+5 votes   media: Player model WIP
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Jun 17 2010, 2:18am replied:

You realise attacking the critic doesn't answer their criticism...

The model indeed uses more polies than it needs to (really: from the looks of things, that model probably has a higher polycount than the Half-Life 2 Citizen models. Your engine is how old again?), the boots are VERY simplistic, there's no smoothing groups set up, poly distribution is dodgy (compare the polies on the arms to, say, his really pointy chin) and you really, *really* should take constructive criticism constructively. They're only trying to help you.

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname May 24 2010, 8:34pm says:

Hmm. Whilst each texture is nice individually, I really don't like how they go together. It looks like they're two completely different types of rock; one black volcanic whatever-it's-called, the other normal, if rather orange, sand. They just don't blend well considering the 'sand' would be in reality just a ground-up version of the cliff; meaning either the sand should be dark grey or the cliff should be a sandstone-ish orange. There's also a bit of tiling on the cliff texture (looking at the background cliff, there's a horizontal stripe of darker rock), the displacements are a bit pointy and the rock models look out of place. I'd also advise you use a $blendmodulatetexture - Developer.valvesoftware.com - to make the sand/rock transition more natural rather than a linear fade.

Besides that though, it's an excellent start! Put something on the background cliff maybe, as it looks a bit bland and it's a bit too obvious the map ends there, and you might want to add more colour / brightness to the environment light, but it's definitely a good start. I know I'm sounding kinda harsh: I'm just nitpicking :P - what you have is good, and it has the potential to be awesome ;)

Keep at it!

+2 votes   media: Beach Thanatos Alpha 30
Guessmyname
Guessmyname May 24 2010, 8:23pm says:

And now I feel underachieving. VERY nice props, sir! Will you ever write a tutorial (or just a vid of you making one of the textures) for how you made them? I'd love to see how you do it.

+1 vote   article: May Update
Guessmyname
Guessmyname May 6 2010, 2:38am replied:

Aye! Go us! We've got this far :D

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 25 2010, 7:05am replied:

I really wish moddb would send me an email when someone comments on my profile. Sorry I missed out on you guys.

I'm working on a small mech project for Spring, doing general modder stuff for Jailbreak: Source and I'm the modeller for the Nightmare House 2 project.

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 25 2010, 7:02am replied:

I think the main thing is that they're too clean and intact. They don't look like people dragged some wrecks out of old battlefields and welded the bits together, they look like the pieces have been dragged off the production floor and glued onto each other. Especially in the way that they still have their old Imperial/Rebel colouring; if the pirates didn't bother to repaint them, they'd still have their old battle scars, and if they *did*, it would presumably be a more uniform and distinct paint job.

I'd also make a mention on how all the pieces are oddly 'fitting together'. Considering they're coming from two distinctly different factions with a mix of distinctly different craft, the fact that everything is slotting together at perfect 90-degree angles is really... weird. Given that aerodynamics clearly isn't an issue here (Vornsykr, X-Tie, I'm looking at you), you could afford to mix it up a bit. For example, why not stick three or four Y-wing whatever-those-things-are bits onto the TYE_Ugly instead of two at perfect 180 degree angles from each other? You'd also expect some more 'unique' parts where the pirates have had to improvise, especially around the joins.

Long story short, these things look like they were factory produced to look like that, rather than literal kitbashes from bits of space wreckage pirates have found floating around.

+3 votes   article: Freeworlds: Tides of War - The "Pretty" Ugly Starfighter Fleet
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 24 2010, 1:09pm says:

Wouldn't a projected texture work, or do they not cast through portals?

(given how temperamental they are, I wouldn't be surprised)

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 17 2010, 7:15pm replied:

Cgtextures.com or Cgtextures.com - take your pick. Already tiled, nice and 'smooth' snow, courtesy of CG Textures (obviously); all that needs doing is a size down to 512x512 and saving to vtf. The rest is just a quick .vmt file to set up the texture blend and then applying in Hammer... which would in itself be the longest part.

+1 vote   media: Map spotlight: emp_glycencity
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 17 2010, 5:18am says:

Just a bit of advice; tone down the bumpiness of the snow. Normally snow is quite flat rather than wrinkly, save when collected around areas or churned up a lot. Long story short: make another texture for 'flat' snow, blend it with the wrinkly snow and apply; where the snow has fallen untouched, it should be flat. Equally, more snow would build up in the shaded areas where the sun can't warm it up. Would just look so much better; the map's looking pretty awesome as-is, but the snow detracts from that quite badly.

Finally: more snow on top of the trees, and unless every plant there is evergreen, shouldn't most of them be bare rather than sprouting leaves?

Look up pictures of Moscow in winter, you'll get an idea of what I mean. Excellent work otherwise though!

+7 votes   media: Map spotlight: emp_glycencity
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 16 2010, 5:32pm says:

This mod is why I bought Sins of a Solar Empire. Keep it up!

+2 votes   article: Their Fortress Secure
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 12 2010, 11:55pm replied:

>:/

The Source SDK is a perfectly valid engine, and you can do some magnificent things on it, it's just very out-of-date. Considering it came out in 2004, you could cut it some slack...

With CryEngine, we'll just have to see if it's easier to use than the UDK. God I hate that builder brush...

+25 votes   article: CryENGINE to go free?
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Apr 6 2010, 11:56am replied:

Not really. If you think about it, all that really needs any physical simulation is the stuff in the air; planes etc. Given that any connection with the ground is generally going to equal 'splat' plane-wise...

Yes, the planes will probably fly straight through detail props, but you can get around that easily by plonking down some clip brushes. Per-polygon levels of accuracy probably aren't needed here.

EDIT: On a side note, redo your grass texture. It's tiling badly!

+1 vote   article: Dogfight leveldesign
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Mar 31 2010, 3:04am says:

The head reminds me of an Evangelion for some reason. Like Unit 02 with only two eyes.

+2 votes   media: New Skin for Long Range Engine 2
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Mar 28 2010, 5:39pm replied:

To be honest, I can't remember. I think that model's about a year old.

+1 vote   media: Japan Heavy Artillery
Guessmyname
Guessmyname Mar 19 2010, 1:33pm says:

Incidentally, is anyone else finding the site is down?

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