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0 comments by Mxthe on Jan 23rd, 2012

No, I don't mean keep focus as in "Staying focused" as in "Focus in what you are doing"

I mean focus as in, "the image is blurry" or "Can't see a clear picture"

When you are working on a Project, no matter if you are working alone or with teammates, you are assigned (or assign yourself) to one specific task at a time, and even if you multi task some different things at once, you just can't make THE WHOLE project at once.

You gotta start somewhere, and then go somewhere else, and then somewhere else, and those parts that you complete, well you won't really be seeing them again for a while, since you'll be working on the other parts.
Yeah testing the whole project can fix that, but once you "lockdown" a part, you just won't touch it again, and you gotta focus on the parts that are still not complete.

My point is, when you spend 2 weeks working on a tunnel, your view starts narrowing down to that tunnel and sometimes, you might encounter yourself feeling "this is it? Two weeks for a bloody tunnel."

It's important to sometimes, step back from that tunnel, and look back at the project in it's entirety, because looking just at that tunnel that just won't look as good as you imagine it, well it can demotivate you pretty badly...

So sometimes step back, and replay your project, and try to piece the ENTIRE thing in your head, to see where you are going.

This helps getting out of that tunnel...

The problem is getting back in, but once you are motivated it gets easier.

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TheZealot
TheZealot Oct 19 2014, 2:18am says:

Is it true that the Underhell team received help from The_Author?

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine Oct 19 2014, 3:05pm replied:

That was long time ago, when Underhell was using SMOD.

"Many features of the latest SMOD were added because of requests from the community, and some from my own requests like the flashlight using battery, or the gibbing being model specific, those are features I requested to “The Author” on the Japanese forums, with Underhell in mind. “The Author” was this really nice mysterious Japanese programmer that made SMOD merely for a “Discreet enjoyment of the community”. I don’t think he had any idea that SMOD would become this popular.
“The Author” has now gone missing, I hope he was hired in a real company." - Mxthe, on ModSentry Interview.

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orang3dragon612
orang3dragon612 Sep 24 2014, 7:17pm says:

Also, come the Steam Underhell release, will we need to replay the whole game, or can we import our save files? I understand that there's a lot of retexture and remodeling work to be done, but will any of these changes/improvements force the players to replay? Not that it wouldn't be fun, but one does want to experience the next chapter as soon as it's available.

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine Oct 19 2014, 3:09pm replied:

I don't think that we'll be able to import save files from the Mod version simply because of incompatibility due to different Source engines.

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orang3dragon612
orang3dragon612 Sep 24 2014, 7:16pm says:

Mxthe, I was just wondering, why is it that you want to make games? I've heard a lot of reasons among others, such as wanting to make the next big thing, to make money, or even to fix the industry's image. This is kind of random and out of the blue, I know, but I've taken to asking myself it, and I was wondering what opinion someone might have the with the experience such as yourself.

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Sep 9 2014, 9:30am says:

Bonne chance avec la team insurgency ! Le mod coop a déjà beaucoup de potentiel alors il ne pourra qu’être mieux avec un mec comme toi ! ;)

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Icastacod2
Icastacod2 Jul 26 2014, 4:09pm says:

Dude I F******* Love You Guys. Just finished Underhell, Almost Cried At The End. Rest In Pepperoni Everyone Who Died D:

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OJJ0874
OJJ0874 Jan 18 2014, 11:30pm says:

So how was dev days, Mxthe?

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OJJ0874
OJJ0874 Jan 13 2014, 6:32pm says:

Are you going to Steam Dev Days? Or have you decided not to go or are too busy?

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Shizzzler
Shizzzler Jan 7 2014, 8:56am says:

Are you fully concentrated on a Standalone at the moment or you are also working from time to time on things like Co-Op?

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