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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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jjmdog
jjmdog Sep 2 2013, 10:19pm says:

I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! im stuck at the part were i have to build the flying camera thing.i found all the parts but but i cant find the fan blades! i looked all over for the yellow glow all over the area but no look so i went to an old save and than i saw the fan blades in the room were i found the first two survivors.when escorted them back to the safe room i went back to the room were the fan blades was,but they were GONE! what should i do to get the fan blades back in the room it was? HELP!!!!!!!!

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Sep 3 2013, 11:02am replied:

Check every storage room on that level.

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jjmdog
jjmdog Sep 3 2013, 3:56pm replied:

i did but no luck

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devmcscoober
devmcscoober Sep 13 2013, 1:34pm replied:

It took me an hour to find all the storage rooms. make sure you look at the maps all around on the walls too!

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Sep 1 2013, 12:25pm says:

One of the best mod developers, ever.

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine Aug 29 2013, 4:03am says:

Yeah, sitting here and reading support comments is propably worth it =)

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Shizzzler
Shizzzler Aug 13 2013, 6:18pm says:

Happy B-day to the Worlds best modder!
And a guy with big patience!

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Dr_Tomorrow
Dr_Tomorrow Aug 20 2013, 3:40pm replied:

Lol
Dude, his B-Day is in October :p

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Shizzzler
Shizzzler Aug 5 2013, 6:21am says:

There are 336 hours in two weeks
Your time spent in SDK in two weeks time is 192 hours

How you cope with work and personal life like that?

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MrSaturdayKnight
MrSaturdayKnight Dec 6 2012, 12:48am says:

I always wanted to ask this but have you forgotten about Smod Troopers? I know you're working very hard on underhell but if I remember correctly Smod Troopers was barely playable and crashed every 5 mins or so. Are you going to continue with it after you completed chapter 1 to make it playable or just shelved it forever?

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Mxthe Creator
Mxthe Dec 6 2012, 1:17pm replied:

The Valve Engine update destroyed all Multiplayer compatibility for the engine SMOD was built on.

Given the fact that the SMOD Source Code was never released, I doubt I can do much to fix it.

Although SMOD Troopers is now dead, the Project Design itself is something I very much like (Coop Futuristic Objective Based Maps)

I don't know what the future holds, but I like that project, we'll see what happens.

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Dr_Tomorrow
Dr_Tomorrow Dec 19 2012, 8:21pm replied:

Lets say you will try to fix it/continue with SMOD troopers
Will Charly be involved in development?

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Mxthe Creator
Mxthe Dec 30 2012, 8:26pm replied:

Whatever I do in the future, I hope Charly will be in on it.

That's just up to him, and if he is interested in whatever is next.

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