Also known as "Marcusyaho" Action/horror gamer and level designer. I can help you with more or less any Amnesia scripting and Level editor problems. I'm also available if you need a map tester
This blog post is dedicated to guests and users (mostly guests) that blame the author for everything and doesn't bother to read the description. If you don't want to read the information box or description, fine, but don't blame other people if the story/game doesn't work like it should.
"Where is download?"
It says in the information box on the right of every mod pag WHEN THE MOD WILL BE RELEASED!
There is also a "Latest downloads" box. Don't see a download there? Then that most likely means the mod is not finished yet, or the download is in a link in the description you don't bother to read.
"Mod is not working, fix it"
It was a guy at my Dark Case mod that blamed me when the mod wasn't working. He said he tried to play it on Mac. That's funny because I didn't select Mac! The information box also says which platforms the mod works on. I did not select Mac for a reason! It's not working on Mac! But he is right, it's still my fault. I should add a huge text at the start of the story that says "THIS STORY WON'T WORK FURTHER THAN THIS IF YOU ARE PLAYING ON ANY THE FOLLOWING PLATFORMS: Mac, PS3, Nintendo..."
"You noob! I hear male sounds!!!"
I gave people a chance to chose if they want to hear a female voice or a male voice in one of my stories. He did not even bother to install the female voice which takes just as long as installing the story, a few seconds. Then of course it's my fault when he hear male sounds...
"Your story is so full of bugs!!"
Turns out he is a pirate... I have no problems with pirates except when they blame other people when they don't pay for the game. Don't pay for the game? Fine, but don't blame us when it's not working like it should.
"Why is the story so short? :O"
Description: This is a short test story
I think that one explains itself -.-'
It's so annoying when you tell people what to expect and how to install it correctly but it's still your own fault when they don't read how to make it work.
Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment.
I need voice actors for characters in my custom story. A few voice actors must be males or females, while some of them doesn't matter. So both males and females may be voice actors for this story.
The story will be in several chapters so it will be longer than my other stories. It will take a while, so I want you to be ready to voice act, take a break and then voice act again when the next chapter is in progress.
No special dialects are required.
You can take your time, since I create the maps meanwhile. I will send you the missions at least a couple of days before I need the files.
Hopefully a good time, if you enjoy voice acting. But also credits on my map page and in the story credits. I can also include links to pages if you want to (Youtube, voice acting pages, etc).If you are into voice acting (with "into" I mean you want voice acting as a job) then I can also make a testimonial for you if you are a good actor.
- You can speak English
- You are prepared to get missions several times and not just once. You will voice act for one chapter and then voice act for the next chapter when I need it and so on untill your character is no longer needed. (Not sure how many chapters it will be. Not too many though.)
- Your mic is at least medium quality (People can hear what you are saying, not a lot of background sounds)
By simply leaving a comment or sending me a PM :)
Just a short blog about the Addons and Mods categories for Amnesia: The Dark Decent.
This is nothing that bothers me, but I'm wondering why people tell others to change to addons everytime they upload sound or other kind of mods at the "Mods" section.
Let's think for a moment. What does "Mods" stand for? It means "Modification". Sounds modifies the game, it changes something. Stories doesn't modifie anything, they "Add" something to the game, so they should technically be at "Addons". We mixed them up a long time ago and I don't see anything wrong about uploading stories at mods, I do that myself, but I wanted to make it clear what they really stand for so you don't have to tell other people to upload their mods at "Addons" because, as I said, they are technically not doing anything wrong.
Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment.
I've notice that a lot of new mappers just doesn't spend much time on the storyline nor scares. They create their maps, say "You must escape the castle", add some silly naked guy jumpscares and that's it.
I created a steam guide for Amnesia mappers. It's based on my own and a majority of reviewers opnions here at moddb. I'm giving hints about how you build up an atmosphere, why you shouln't overuse jumpscares, tips about what kind of quests you can add and so on.
If you wanna take a look, here's the link to it:
Feel free to leave comments here or at the guide page what you think about it ;)
The title says it all. Amnesia the dark decent is turning into shit. Not the game itself, the game is awesome and will always be, but the custom stories and the community in overall. Only 1 of 5 stories are actually good nowdays. This might be because making a good story takes a long time, but still, there's way too many noob stories being uploaded nowdays with pointless scares like "flying naked guys", no story line behind them and horrible level design.
If you are reading this and you are a mapper or want to become one...
1: Please stop using flying naked guys and other pointless scares! Like skulls and body parts spawning infront of your face or 100 monsters spawning just a feet ahead of you for no reason at all. They ruin the athmosphere and people are not afraid of those scares more than once (unless it's someone that is easily scared), they ruin all the fun with the gameplay and they will give you low scores on your story page.
2: Create a story! "You wake up in a castle you must get out before the monsters get you" is so overused and lame. Why are monsters trying to get you? Why did you wake up at an unfamiliar castle? Who kidnapped you and what is his/her motive? Or even better, create an unique story on your own without that cliche story as a base!
3: If you have no experience, please don't upload your work! I did not upload my first story for the simple reason that it sucked and I knew people would rate it low so I kept it for myself as a learning experience and worked on a better story once I had more experience and it was a sucess.
4: Be creative! Mess around with the level editor, let your fantasy flow! Just because everyone else is doing a certain way does not mean you have to do the same.
5: Don't be an arrogant kid! There are several mappers (no names given) that can't take critism and sometimes even can't take feedback unless it says "this is the best story ever :D", and the response to those comments can sometimes be unpolite as well for some god weird reason. Take what people say into consideration. You don't have to change everything people say, it's your story after all, but you should change errors if a majority of people say it's something wrong with the story. And don't ever use lame excuses like "I didn't see the errors" or "I'm just a kid". I know 12-13 year old kids with professional mapping skills. And didn't see the errors? If a map has 1000 texture glitches, how can you not see them? And if you actually didn't see them, don't use it as an excuse anyway, it's not professional at all.
What do you guys think? Am I right or wrong about this? Do you also think those stories are annoying or okey?
I really dont understand people nowdays
What is wrong with people nowdays? I was called a "no lifer" becasue I have alot of hours in l4d2. Checked that guy's profile. 69 games... tried to convince me have bought them from summer steam sale. Summer sale my ass... how many people can afford to buy 69 games? He used a hack code for sure. And the funny thing is, all the games counted, his hours almost reached the same as I have with l4d2 I bought just a couple of weeks after Valve released it.
Why is it so "nerdy" or "no life" to focus on one game? I have 2 kind of steam buddies. Some of them play alot of different games. Some of them keep loving the same game and dont buy anything else. Those people, that continue playing the same game are automaticly nerds or no lifers.
It requires skills to understand people nowdays. Skills I dont have and wont ever get either.
Different type of players
I have noticed during my years of online playing that our online world is actually pathetic nowdays. One mistake, one word and you will be kicked or trolled as hell.
1: No life nerds
What is the difference between a "player", "nerd" and a "no life nerd" to me? Well, a player is simply a player. Someone that is playing a few times a week or every day but he/she knows his/her limits. It can be a noob, medium good or elite player.
A nerd is someone that is playing games without really knowing his/her limits. Spending alot of time infront of the computer and dont have many other hobbys. Or someone that focus alot on just one game and want to win, win, win. Often the best teammates as long as you can catch up with them
A no life nerd is spending his whole life infront of the computer. Make one mistake and he will troll you badly.
One example of a no life nerd:
1; (No lifer) FUCK! You ruin the game!!!!
2: Lol, chill
1: Dont tell me to chill mother fucker!!
2: You have issues :l
1: FUCK OF!
2: *Team killing him*
2: U mad? :P
2: People that are losing arguments
Alot of people I play with simply can't have a regular argument. They get mad becasue you killed them, blame it on the "lagg" and rage.
1: Fuck, stupid ping
2: Lame excuse
1: Check your ping! It was over 80
2: It's 40 :l. And lol! 80? My ping must be over 200 to lagg. Is your internet connection 10 years old?
1: I bet you are a 13 year old kid! Go back to your fucking team fortress 2!!!
2: Lol, you aren't able to continue the argument becasue you know you have nothing to come with so you call me a 13 year old kid. Classic!
3: People that simply can't lose a game
Ofcourse it's not fun to lose, but if you hate to lose, just leave. No need to teamkill all your teammates and then leave or vote for a restart. The voting will fail 95% of the times and it's possible to both kick you and vote for a restart once you are gone. It's not fun when people rage quit (leaving beasue he is failing or losing the game) but it's better to leave insteed of ruining the game for the other players.
I consider myself as a mix between a player and a nerd. I dont rage beasue someone is making a mistake, shit happens, but I do my best to win and hate when people are un-social and dont give a shit about teamwork. I mostly focus on 1-2 games (Left 4 dead 2, Amnesia) so I'm a elite in l4d2. But I know my limits and do other things with my life as well.
Thank you for reading! If you agree or disagree, please, tell me why in the comment section ;)
Some of my favourite games during my years of gaming
Modding content creation:
What do I have in mind while rating?
I decided to create a blog topic about the review system since it seems like people abuse it.
What is the review system there for? To me, its a way to help authors to improve their work. What was good with the campaign/map/story? What can be improved? Why did you like it? Why did you dislike it? Etc, etc.
But some members here rate it depending on their own opinions only and can't provide a detailed explanation as to why they feel the way they do.
"I hate this story. It does not make sense!" (Like any games around here "makes sense") Rating 1/10. Explaination: It sucks!! -Why does it suck? It just sucks!!!
"Speak english!" Rating 1/10
*Watching a walkthrough* -The walkthrough ruined it! I dont want to play this now!! 1/10 -So why did you even watch it? -.- *No answer*
I am a mapper myself, so I know how bad it feels to receive such reviews. I dont always give high ratings, but I do my best to explain why the mod isn't working like it should.
So please, take your time and think about the following things before you review next time:
1: Reviews should be based on the MAP(S). NOT the description, screenshots, language, ideas etc
2: Dont even bother to rate something you never even played... that's just embarrassing
3: Did you hate the mod? Explain why so the author can improve it or make something better next time. Rage on a mod does not help one bit and you will find more bad mods if you dont give new authors a chance to learn.
Thank you for reading.