I have been programming and creating 3D art for well over 10 years. I am an expert in C++ and JavaScript, but have written many programs in a wide variety of other languages as well. I am used to being the project lead and planning out the entire thing in a way that I know I will be able to complete. I have also busted my ass in supporting roles to give the project lead everything needed to complete their vision.

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SM_Sith_Lord Feb 12 2015, 12:59pm says:

Very awesome. Makes me want to try making my 1st Doom level ever.

+2 votes   article: D3AMB - Doom 3 Automatic Map Builder Released
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SM_Sith_Lord Feb 10 2015, 8:50am says:

Cool, love playing as the bad guy!

+3 votes   article: We're Live!
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 21 2015, 6:15am replied:

This is my favorite Source engine mod, you guys are doing great work. Just releasing small level packs that remind people how awesome this mod is is great.

+2 votes   download: GoldenEye: Source January 2015 Community Map Pack
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 21 2015, 6:12am says:

OMG so stoked! Love seeing updates to this game, great work!

+2 votes   article: GoldenEye: Source 2015 Community Map Pack
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 13 2015, 7:40am replied:

Nice work.

+1 vote   media: Star Wars Battlefront Republic Commando
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SM_Sith_Lord Dec 14 2014, 8:43am replied:

Yes, probably. I felt like the Bulletstorm section of my arcade needed more women and beer. :)

AArcade is compatible with addon content from nearly any Source engine game, so there's no shortage of stuff to spawn.

+1 vote   media: Terminator Room & New KS
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SM_Sith_Lord Oct 20 2014, 7:25pm replied:

* If you're running the Steam version of Jedi Academy and you get a MAX_QPATH error, remove mb2_rc_hangerc.pk3 from GameData/MBII.

+2 votes   mod: Movie Battles II
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SM_Sith_Lord Oct 20 2014, 7:24pm replied:

I'm getting the same error. Silent crash to desktop when trying to create a server.

+1 vote   article: Installing Movie Battles II
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SM_Sith_Lord Sep 2 2014, 7:56am says:

Interlopers ftw! Congrats to everybody who completed a map for this contest.

+1 vote   article: The Forgotten Journey
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SM_Sith_Lord Jul 4 2014, 9:29am replied:

If your games don't even show up in your Library Browser, it's probably because your Steam profile is Private. The prototype requires your profile be set to Public for it to detect which Steam games you own.

If this is the case for you, you just have to set your Steam profile to Public, then use this command in-game: getmysteamgames 1

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jun 23 2014, 10:38am replied:

The prototype's like a 3D desktop, so it's main use is in singleplayer. You spawn your games, movies, videos, and images and build up your library and some cool arcades in the process.

Then you can host your own arcade in Multiplayer mode if you want to show it to some friends. There's no dedicated servers for the prototype unfortunately, but if you need help hosting a multiplayer game I can explain how its done.

Are you having trouble with your games in it?

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jun 22 2014, 7:55pm replied:

You can use community addon models, that is what all the crazy random models are.

You can do a whole lot with addons in the prototype. If you've used addons for games like Counter-Strike: Source before, using addons should be pretty easy.

Here is an article with full details on how to use all the different types of addon content: Steamcommunity.com

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jun 19 2014, 7:46am replied:

Yeah, the prototype (which is about 6 months old now) needed an update.

The current bugs are major:
1. Steam Games cannot be spawned or launched properly.
2. Netflix movies cannot be spawned properly.

However, last Tuesday I fixed these issues and will be uploading a small patch to the prototype today, then it's back to working on the Steam version.

Check back tonight for the prototype patch!

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord May 1 2014, 7:31am replied:

Yes, but like all other emulators they require a small addon script. Users have actually made scripts for epsxe and pcsx2, I just need to get around to adding them to the DLC page. I'll try to have them up this week.

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Apr 8 2014, 6:25pm says:

This weekend I got the YouTube channel spawning into the prototype, along with the ability to spawn all of your Steam Trading Card achievement unlocks. It uses the custom-parsers to put all of them into the 3D world, just like described in recent articles.

After the Kickstarter concludes, there will be 1 more prototype update then I'm going back to working on the Steam version.

Check out twitch.tv/AnarchyArcade tomorrow to see some of the new features in action!

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Apr 5 2014, 4:09pm replied:

I have been doing lots of updates to the prototype recently to promote the Kickstater campaign and the concept in general.

However, the prototype and the Steam version are two very different versions and actually use different code bases. The prototype is like a canvas where I quickly test out concepts and see how the community enjoys them. Because of this, the prototype is basically a bunch of different ideas patched together with duct-tape. In fact, interactive video screens and multiplayer weren't even features of the original prototype. These types of major features are things that need to be implemented from the very beginning.

That is what the Steam version of Anarchy Arcade is. It is all the features (who's tech is demonstrated in the prototype) built into one tight kick-*** package. Plus it will have all of the new features that aren't even possible in the prototype such as the Steamworks features and multiplayer customization.

The Steam version will not be free, but will be very cheap. I am going for a standard price of $15 USD, but I don't know exactly how much it will cost yet. Remember that stuff on Steam is usually on sale anyways, so people will have lots of opportunities to pick it up for cheaper than that.

There's still a week left in the Kickstater campaign so I am still promoting that for the duration. Now is the time to make a pledge to the Kickstarter and make a memorable impression on the Anarchy Arcade community.

And remember I'll be giving away more free Steam games this Wednesday while playing Anarchy Arcade, 1 every hour for the full 24 hours. I had a great time giving out 28 games last Wednesday and look forward to doing it again this week!

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Mar 29 2014, 10:56pm replied:

Others have been able to fix this issue by updating their video card drivers and DirectX versions.

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Mar 29 2014, 8:51pm replied:

You can grab it off the Steam Workshop, that's where I caught all my Pokemon. :)

+1 vote   media: Fan Rooms - POKEMON
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SM_Sith_Lord Feb 23 2014, 3:57pm replied:

You can mount content from many Source engine games by clicking Mount Content on the main menu. The maps from games you have mounted will show up in the Start Arcades screen, just be sure you have Show Addons checked in the Filter box.

Personally I suggest smaller maps instead of massive city-sized RP maps. It's easy to change to a different map, and when the maps are small it doesn't take for ever to find what you're looking for. :)

Let me know if you have any troubles.

Btw, taking a screenshot with F5 will update a map's thumbnail on the Start Arcades screen.

+2 votes   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Feb 22 2014, 7:45pm replied:

You have to win it, it is one of the prizes for the screenshot contest.

+2 votes   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Feb 11 2014, 3:12pm replied:

This usually happens because of the TF2 game cache is out of date. Try to verify TF2's local file cache.

+2 votes   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 26 2014, 2:30pm replied:

The multiplayer is exactly like singleplayer. You can invite your friends into your virtual arcade and show them your collection.

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 26 2014, 2:30pm replied:

To uninstall, just remove the smarcade2 folder from your SourceMods directory and restart Steam.

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 11 2014, 1:48pm replied:

Unfortunately the Desura version might not be able to update correctly. You should use the Full Install: Moddb.com

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 10 2014, 5:28pm replied:

Use the ModDb download. Desura takes months to approve updates, and it has an obsolete version still.

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 4 2014, 6:24am replied:

It's actually compatible with most web-based streaming services by default; many more than the ones I've listed.

If you tell me some of the streaming services that DO work in your country, I can test them out in the prototype to confirm that they are compatible.

In addition to streaming services, you can spawn local movies and music right from your hard drive. As far as games, it is compatible with all non-Source engine games.

Anarchy Arcade is designed to access YOUR favorite media, whether on your local hard drive or on the internet. Because of this it is extremely adaptable and prepared to handle types of shortcuts that it has never even seen before.

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 2 2014, 7:40am replied:

Hey x-Fourty. There actually is multiplayer. :) All you have to do is check the "Multiplayer" box on the Start Arcade menu.

Like you said, it IS 99.9% impossible to make the multiplayer work as we'd all want it to, but I think it comes pretty dang close.

Still, most of the time people play in singleplayer mode. So PM me on Steam and I'll host up one of my arcades and give you a tour. :D

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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 1 2014, 10:50pm replied:

Desura takes a couple weeks to approve updates, so you have to use the ModDb download link to get the newest version.

You need to have a public Steam profile for it to detect which Steam games you own. Just set your Steam profile to public, then use this command in SMARCADE to make it detect your games:
getmysteamgames 1

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Jan 1 2014, 7:19am says:

Good news, it seems that supporting emulators is becoming a more acceptable practice. The Nvidia Shield advertises that their device is compatible with emulators as well: Shield.nvidia.com

+1 vote   mod: Anarchy Arcade
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 26 2013, 9:44am says:

Great video, thanks for making it! Is it on YouTube by any chance? I could add it to the rotation of videos on www.anarchyarcade.com if it is. :)

+2 votes   media: how to play this mod.
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 18 2013, 6:31pm says:

I just fixed an issue that limited the online maze database to 50, sorry about that! Its all good now though, files have been updated.

+1 vote   game: A Maze Inc.
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 3 2013, 9:03am replied:

Ah yes, I see the little pointy hat one now. Majaor's Mask, such a good damn game, once you get the hang of what is going on with the time loop. Very underrated. I see people trying to re-introduce that same gameplay mechanic presenting it like it is something completely new. ;)

+2 votes   article: Halloween Screenshot Contest WINNERS
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SM_Sith_Lord Oct 8 2013, 9:29pm says:

Valve just fixed it I think.

+1 vote   article: Update: Engine Error
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SM_Sith_Lord Sep 28 2013, 8:45am replied:

Also, you can use any of the thousands upon thousands of add-on props that already exist for the Source engine.

+1 vote   media: Sith Lord's Nightclub 2
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SM_Sith_Lord Sep 21 2013, 2:31am replied:

Hi Fourty7.

Addon maps are fully supported. Drop your BSP into the maps folder like normal and you're good to go; just be sure to enable addons in the Start Arcades menu to see your map on the list.

And good news; THIS version of SMAR•CADE has multiplayer support! It takes a bit of explaining how the client-side file loading is handled, but it works out about as well as you could desire.

+3 votes   article: Play SMAR•CADE Today 100% Free
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 19 2012, 5:06pm says:

Looking sharp. Facial animations, or a set of different poses?

+1 vote   media: Alien Grunt
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 19 2012, 5:01pm says:

You guys had a nice run with the project. I'm sure I'll learn more than a few things looking over your source code. Thank you very much for sharing it.

+7 votes   article: The End - Sources Released
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SM_Sith_Lord Mar 19 2012, 2:24pm says:

Awesome turtle combat!

+1 vote   media: v0.2a Gameplay Trailer
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SM_Sith_Lord Mar 3 2012, 8:48am says:

pew pew pew pew pew pew

+1 vote   media: Chaingun Model
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SM_Sith_Lord Feb 23 2012, 10:54am says:

Nice progress! Reminds me a lot of Jedi Knight. :D

+1 vote   article: Membrane video devlog
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SM_Sith_Lord Feb 4 2012, 12:40pm replied:

Hey Zombine, sry about that. It's a side-effect of the minimal install.

Some of the maps (other than sm_garage) do use Counter-Strike: Source resources.

You can either stick to sm_garage, or enable the loading of CSS content.

To load CSS resources, you can go into the DLC menu and install the "Extra Resource" add-on. This will allow you to use the content from all the Source engine games you own.

Btw, there are other maps that don't require CSS or anything. Let me know if you're interested in some links.

As far as the gravity gun, just switch to a different weapon for now. I'll be adding a fix for it to the DLC store soon.

+1 vote   article: Official User's Manual
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 30 2011, 9:52pm says:

Love this.

+3 votes   media: DXN WIP 2011 - Hong Kong
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 22 2011, 6:40pm replied:

He gets 2 more guesses.

+1 vote   media: Themed Arcades
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SM_Sith_Lord Nov 13 2011, 7:09pm says:

Haha cool very much like the concept drawing.

+1 vote   media: Player Model
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SM_Sith_Lord May 12 2011, 10:25am replied:

Weasle, this is actually a auto-generated news post that Desura made because the original BETA 1 got added to their system.

BETA 2 is not finished yet (and a little delayed because of midterms at college).

I notified Desura that this news post is a bit misleading, but it will take them a little time to review and modify it.

+1 vote   article: SM Arcade now on Desura!
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SM_Sith_Lord Mar 8 2011, 12:15pm replied:

The next version will have AT LEAST the same support for launching HL2 and its mods as BETA 1 did. However, the next version will not require the manual step of changing the Open With property of the item. I will, of course, also be looking into possible ways to put SM Arcade into some sort of stasis mode which allows other Source engine games to run while SM Arcade sits quietly in the background.

Instructions for launching a Source engine game from BETA 1:
1. Place the item somewhere in the world
2. Press the "Customize Object" button and select "Edit" under the "Item" heading.
3. Change the "Open With" property from "Steam" to "Steam (Close)"
4. Click OK
5. Click OK again

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