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Herr_Alien @ Modinformer Mod News Round-Up: February 8th

... you guys already have a site. Any extra details?

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Herr_Alien @ Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack

:D Nice change of perspective!

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Herr_Alien @ SOPA and PIPA - our internet freedom

"Numbers Cited By SOPA Supporters May Be Fictitious"

Cato-at-liberty.org

Apparently, SOPA might have wrong numbers at its foundation ...

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Herr_Alien @ " The Closure "

Careful with the Aliens' pulse rifle ...

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Herr_Alien @ Game becomes AAA or truly AAA when

I hear that. My choice was (2), getting a truckload of funds. This means that you can have AAA titles of low quality, and that sold poorly. Just like in real life.

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Herr_Alien @ Vote Now to choose the best Sniper Scope!

When you look down a telescopic sight you do not see the iron sight. That's the whole point of it, to provide a better way of aiming. It's a no choice here, use the right one.

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Herr_Alien @ Contagion-Fans.com Short Story Competition Winner - Herr_Alien

Bingo :)
The purpose of the story is to have people question the usual way of handling zombies.

What I wanted initially is to have the two discover the secret of the "Don't dies"; that would make them murderers. Alex would then want to tell others the fact that the zombies are starting to recover, but gets killed by Derrick, to avoid the repercussion of their "cleaning operations" (now actually mass murders).
But hey, you only have 500 words :)

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Herr_Alien @ Solution to piracy?

There is no silver bullet for piracy. I say do more demos, lower the price, and if the game mechanics support it, go free-mium.
And above all, make games so good that the people playing it become fans that want to express their gratitude towards the developers.

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Herr_Alien @ Mods using others' intellectual property (without permission)

I voted (2), can popularize the franchise.

No company will license their precious IP to modders. I get that, I understand why: there's a lot of money involved, and like it or not, they came with the idea behind the IP before you figured out that it needs improvements.

Having said that, it is preferable to have companies realize that mods using their IP are actually a good way to advertise that IP, rather than send cease and desist letters.

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Herr_Alien @ Selling mods

"Quality mod developers deserve money for what they do"
One of the reasons I chose this option is because of paid DLC. I simply don't like this double standard: one party can sell what I find essentially being mods, while the others are not allowed.

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Herr_Alien @ Call of Pripyat Reloaded in Medias

Hey, congrats!

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Herr_Alien @ Never reinvent the wheel

I try not to.
For this one app that I worked on, we use HTTP for a couple of things. Now, even though HTTP is a simple protocol, I didn't want to bother implementing it. So, for this app, we went for libcurl, a handful of lines of C code and we were done.
Free time is such a precious commodity for me that I MUST reuse as much as possible. While I'd love to implement everything in my projects (even just for sake of learning), in all cases the shortened development time from re-using external libraries is worth it.

I mean when Marconi invented the radio, he used already existing components: antennas from Popov, metal powder detectors from Branley and so on. That doesn't make him a lesser man, but rather somebody who had a broader view than the others.

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Herr_Alien @ Modinformer Mod News Round-Up: June 26 - July 2nd

Not sure if I mentioned this already or not, but after the modcast was canned, I kept trying to find something to replace it. You guys do a pretty good job filling in the gap.
Looking forward to your next round-up, be it in text format or video format.

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Herr_Alien @ Who would you rather be?

I hear that :) !

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Herr_Alien @ Saving, loading, and the absent fear of death

This is a pretty good piece. I like your take on the AI needing to fear death as the player would. Thumbs up!

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Herr_Alien @ An Open Window: PLD +66

Dynamic environments are definitely a plus on immersion. I wouldn't like to be in the shoes of the one who has to set all of them up though: it's quite tedious.

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Herr_Alien @ An Open Window: PLD +57

If you, the creator, think that it's a piece of art, then don't submit it to a mod site where all entries are judged by playability, achievements and graphical quality. Submit it to an art site, where it will be judged by the emotions it evoked, by the skilled use of ... whatever feature to trigger those emotions.

When you submit your piece of cr ... erm, art, to a mod site, you labeled it as a mod. Stop passing it on as art, on that site at least.

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Herr_Alien @ STALKER Clear Sky music... and more.

The music is indeed very good, and it also suits the game. Good work!

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Herr_Alien @ Podcast 17 - Developing Mods as F/OSS

Just going to paste in here some of the comments made on the podcast17 site:

It’s difficult to open source games. The main issue is creative control over the game:
- there’s one thing to allow other people to read your code, access your art assets etc.
- then there’s another thing to allow other people to commit code to your game, allow them to change art assets to your game.
With the second option, it is hard to get your idea of the game implemented: the community might chose to turn your envisioned zombie shooter into a 3rd person police investigation game.

id Software released the code of their engines AFTER finishing their products. And while they did release their whole code for idTech1, 2 and 3, it didn’t release the entire code of idTech 4. They released only the game code, meaning the parts of the code that would allow you to create game entities. No access to the low level stuff. From that point of view, idTech 4 is similar to Source SDK.

There’s also a big difference from releasing the CODE under GPL license and the ART ASSETS of the game. id NEVER GPL-ed their artwork. And from their perspective, of sharing the technology, they don’t need to.

Nice point on using the Source SDK and the EULA. Once you use the tools for any game, you agree to the EULA governing the SDK, and most of them do not let you commercially exploit them.
Distributing the mod as a ‘source’ package would indeed consist in selling third party assets (maps in Maya, models in 3DS etc) with a script that would compile them in game proprietary formats. That would normally be legal.
However, this would be:
- technically very challenging for the developers
- technically very challenging for the users. What if an error occurs during the ‘compilation’? As a user who just payed 20 USD for the mod, how would you feel?

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Herr_Alien @ Snapshot PAX East Trailer!

:O That is so cool!

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Herr_Alien @ Iron Grip: Marauders Has Launched

Congrats for the launch!

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Herr_Alien @ Lost Alpha - Happy New Year 2011!

nice recreation of the trailer!
In the DX8 renderer? That's even nicer.

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Herr_Alien @ GoldenEye: Source v4.1 Release

You're on Tom's Hardware, congrats!

Tomshardware.com

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Herr_Alien @ AvP2 - Project "Savior"

Apparently, you need to disable font smoothing. I think it is a settings for Windows.

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Herr_Alien @ Alpha Project

Half Life meets Doom 3 meets Resident Evil. Sounds very promising, and the video alone transpires the kind of atmosphere that tickles me the right way :)
I'll give the demo a try. If me likes, me buys :)

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Herr_Alien @ Primal Carnage Top 100 - New images, video and more!

:)) loved the screaming ... ok, I'll retweet-ya ...

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Herr_Alien @ Epic Games and UDK join the awards

Also, excellent PR action from Epic.

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Herr_Alien @ What do you guys think of MOTY 2010 so far?

Still making my mind. I mean the whole idea of MOTY is something moddb.com should be really proud of, and I love it.
This year however I am not that amazed on the stuff released. And I miss stenchy :P .

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Herr_Alien @ Car game development sponsorship

I like the initiative! Thumbs up!

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Herr_Alien @ What do you look at first when considering a game to play?

gameplay and storyline. I mean I can even indulge myself playing at 15 FPS, as long as the game mechanics and story are good.

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