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TheHappyFriar Mar 24 2015, 8:57am says:

I didn't want to read through the entire comment section, but I always thought a neat idea would be to let modders pay some $ to run an ad on your site. IE $5/month for a simple banner add that runs on the main page, for example.

+1 vote   article: The challenge of Adblock
TheHappyFriar Feb 24 2015, 6:38am says:

that dude is UGLY.

good job. :)

+2 votes   media: Test 3: Close encounter of the deadly kind
TheHappyFriar Feb 24 2015, 6:37am replied:

Lot of game companies buy stock assets and many are for sale pretty cheap. *cough*STALKER HALFLIFE2 DOOM3 ACCUSATIONS*cough*

+1 vote   article: Check out the trailer !
TheHappyFriar Feb 24 2015, 6:34am replied:

Not 100% sure, but last BNA told me was a DDOS attack took everything down.

+1 vote   member: TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Feb 8 2015, 10:20pm says:

Any ETA on a release? I'm eager to give it a shot. "low res" textures don't bother me. :)

+1 vote   article: Check out the trailer !
TheHappyFriar Jan 3 2015, 6:42am replied:

Darn that security! :)

+3 votes   article: ModDB - IndieDB mirror outage - Resolved
TheHappyFriar Nov 4 2014, 11:44pm replied:

Ok, I posted that just to see if I had some kind of tag. :)

+4 votes   article: Comment tags
TheHappyFriar Nov 4 2014, 11:43pm replied:


+5 votes   article: Comment tags
TheHappyFriar Oct 21 2014, 7:07am replied:

e-mail sent. Late, sorry about that. Didn't see your response.

+1 vote   game: OverDose
TheHappyFriar Sep 24 2014, 9:18pm replied:

Thanks. It loads up the materials then the log says "Initializing Skins", then nothing. Loading all the OGL stuff succeeded. No skins folder in base, could a bad material (or something) be causing the crash?

+1 vote   game: OverDose
TheHappyFriar Sep 23 2014, 9:42pm replied:

Every time I try to run the latest binary it crashes to windows, no specific error. I've got Win 8.1, AMD 7850 with the 14.4 driver, 6gb RAM & a Phenom 9600. I tried setting up a shortcut to make a log file but either it's not recognizing the Q2 command "+set logfile 1" or it's not making it that far.
Anything specific this needs to run?

+1 vote   game: OverDose
TheHappyFriar Aug 8 2014, 6:41am says:

Doom guy should be firing with his left hand. :)

+2 votes   media: New Weapon Placement Test
TheHappyFriar Jul 18 2014, 6:38pm says:

Looks like a write protection issue to me. IE Win 7/8 won't let you write to the program folder by default and the game wants to take the dll out of the pk4 & place it in to the folder.

+2 votes   article: False Dawn RELEASED!
TheHappyFriar Jun 19 2014, 7:02am replied:

I don't know since I normally model in Blender, but from what I've done with Q2Modeler, it sets each vertex at each frame, so you should model everything before you animate it/add frames.

+2 votes   download: Quake 2 Model Editor v0.90
TheHappyFriar Jun 12 2014, 8:13am replied:

Or it's on purpose. :) That stock sound effect is amazing. :) Was in Aliens you know. :D

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 26 2014, 2:39pm replied:

In the light inspector panel enable the center option, then you should be able to move it. You might need to unselect the light & reselect it first.

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 22 2014, 1:50pm says:

Since D3W's been gone for a while and the itch to chat among id tech modders is still around, I started up a forum for us all:

Hope to see more people there. :)

+2 votes   group: ID Tech 4 Modders
TheHappyFriar May 20 2014, 11:16am replied:

I can also setup a wiki if people want but I found that format frustrating to find D3 mod info on. The downloadable help file was much more useful to me.

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 20 2014, 9:21am replied:

Tutorials, listings & the like would be awesome. There's so much on there it was more valuable as a references vs a forum at times.

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 20 2014, 9:07am replied:

I can't get an e-mail either, so I disabled activation e-mails and activated you manually. No more e-mails until I can figure out why they aren't being sent.

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 19 2014, 12:28pm replied:

I'm already working on it:

+2 votes   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 19 2014, 6:49am replied:

Awesome work, just with I had D3 BFG to see it in action.

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 15 2014, 8:08am buried:


Wow, bunch of negative commentary to a company who didn't shut down a service but is dealing with a 3rd party being shut down.

Just think of what will happen when Valve starts dropping support for games that use it's matchmaking service.

Gamespy had a great run. Sad it has to shut down (I don't even think the online server division is owned by IGN/Fox any more but sold off years ago).

To bad nobody commenting here had the $$ to buy the servers & keep them online, eh? Guess that makes you part of the problem then not part of the solution. :)

-14 votes   article: 50 more EA games soon to lose support for multiplayer online
TheHappyFriar May 15 2014, 6:51am replied:

As far as I'm aware, the ads brought in almost nothing, the site was up for pretty much free.
If there is reason to not restore it, they would be the bickering on the site & now he has a family and didn't feel like keeping up moderated/running.

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar May 5 2014, 6:54am replied:

If there's interest I could setup a new forum on my host. Everyone would need to reregister but it seems mods D3W users don't want to use this site.

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar Apr 22 2014, 7:29am says:

More like "Ban Hammer!" :)

+1 vote   media: Thor's Hammer
TheHappyFriar Apr 21 2014, 4:38pm says:

Holly kitten poop... textures large enough? :D

+1 vote   download: MATTEO-HELLKNIGHT 2.1 [ DooM3 ]
TheHappyFriar Apr 21 2014, 7:22am replied:

Get it on as an add/etc. :)

+1 vote   article: Doom3World
TheHappyFriar Apr 21 2014, 7:22am replied:

You're welcome! Thanks for the content! :D

+2 votes   mod: Blade Yautja
TheHappyFriar Apr 21 2014, 6:33am says:

Aliens TC is perhaps the best mod I've ever played.

+3 votes   article: ModPack DOOM Edition
TheHappyFriar Jun 1 2013, 10:28pm says:

Two solutions off the top of my head: re-adjust the mesh's UV's or do a higher quality model and bake the higher quality texture to your current lower quality one.

+2 votes   media: DA F??
TheHappyFriar Feb 15 2013, 10:01pm replied:

Well, the mod isn't that old. First post about it in August just before/during Quakecon, first release in December. Making news during Quakecon could of gotten it shoved to the back as QC is normally the big news at the time. News on the front page of moddb can, at times, be up for an hour or so before it gets bumped off (depending on how much is qued up).

I'd say don't give up and I'd still stand with the idea of going standalone by replacing all the assets slowly. Then whatever you don't use don't bother including them.

+1 vote   article: Exit stage left
TheHappyFriar Nov 22 2011, 9:47pm says:

So did introversion remove the mandatory 'net connection for MP on Defcon to make it "DRM free"? ;)

+1 vote   article: Humble Introversion Bundle + source code + DoD
TheHappyFriar Jul 22 2011, 11:25am replied:

Reinvent or design a different one? :) Doing something already done from scratch is a great way to learn how it works though. Knowing why it's doing what it's doing allows you to figure out what's wrong easier.

+2 votes   article: Never reinvent the wheel
TheHappyFriar Jun 24 2010, 10:24am says:

I want another SP game from you guys! :)

Do you still support vertex animation too? There some things that are better with vertex animations vs skeletal.

+1 vote   article: Alien Arena - what's next?
TheHappyFriar Jan 21 2010, 12:07pm replied:

conversely, doom 3 (and Prey & ETQW) allow you to modify almost the entire game via scripting. C++ for things that were better handled there, script for things that didn't need the power of C++.

If Overgrowth has pretty much everything but the engine & a few critical functions in script (D3 for example didn't do trig in scripting, so some people make their own trig functions, which wasn't fun, but it worked!) then scripting is one of the best ways to go. It's like the C vs Assembler argument years ago. :)

+4 votes   article: Choosing a scripting language
TheHappyFriar Nov 16 2009, 11:33am says:

videos = a waste of bandwidth. Want to look up something quickly? Prepare to waste an hour or so streaming & searching.

+4 votes   poll: What type of tutorials do you find help you the best?
TheHappyFriar Jun 12 2009, 9:29am says:

Is there ever going to be an SP game again? I really liked those.

+1 vote   article: Alien Arena 2009 trailer, game release in a week!
TheHappyFriar May 29 2009, 9:28am replied:

that @ have "source" in the project somewhere. :D

Or use an existing IP. Those two always get quite a bit of attention (good or bad)

+3 votes   article: Using Moddb for PR
TheHappyFriar Mar 15 2009, 8:14am says:

bummer. :/ would of preferred indy vs buying a game to play it. Even if it was a GPL/retail engine but not requiring a game to play. Oh well.

+3 votes   article: Jurassic Park Returns To Crysis!
TheHappyFriar Dec 20 2008, 11:01am replied:

last reply by the dev's on the forums:

Quote:yeah, hopefully we'll get an answer from steam shortly. I can't give a yes/no atm since Valve hasn't given us an answer. If it's up to us, definately, but it's not atm

So... maybe they got an answer or valve isn't answering. Contact valve & say you want the game on steam. I'm sure if there's enough demand they'll go to the dev's & invite them.

+1 vote   article: Merry Screenshotmas
TheHappyFriar Jul 10 2008, 10:20am says:

not a fan of the pulse laser. It obstructs the view (in the video at least) & doesn't stick with the player's firing point, it looks more like a fast rail gun in q3a.

I don't see the need to say other teams are leaving & you're "saddened." (especially since you say they're "great mod teams" but then say "cannot handle managing a team and lead them through the difficulty of developing a game for everyone to play". You guys got a pre-release SDK, & lots of support from Crytek, not everyone else did) Many mods switch engines based on videos/specs months before a game is release making claims about what it can do. Odds are these guys didn't like the way crysis worked, found it crap for their needs & want to use something else that doesn't require as much work to use.

EDIT: the whole newsletter as a graphic is kind of hard to read. Any way it can be formatted HTML? Takes a while to load too. 2mb!

+1 vote   article: MechWarrior: Living Legends June News
TheHappyFriar Apr 22 2008, 10:32am says:

woohoo! Can't wait to install this!

for those interested, tourny with OA & free game hosting for a year as a prize:

+1 vote   article: OpenArena 0.7.6 Released
TheHappyFriar Mar 8 2008, 10:38am says:

I know I'm in the minority here, but I loved the SP versions of the game, I'd love to play another SP adventure.

+1 vote   article: Alien Arena 2008 Released
TheHappyFriar Mar 6 2008, 7:31am says:

heck no! How many games get modded now a days? UT, BF & Half Life. there's a 99% change any other game you buy will have nothing done with it. A 1% change something WILL be done with it even if there is a SDK.

It's like asking me if I only buy steaks if I feel like marinating them.

+5 votes   poll: When buying games, does the ability to mod or add user-generated content factor into your purchasing decision?
TheHappyFriar Aug 10 2007, 1:13am says:

i know everybody here will boo this... but a fileplanet mirror would be nice. they support resumable downloads & give me a longer timespan in which to download the file. :)

+1 vote   article: OpenArena 0.7.1 patch released
TheHappyFriar Jan 25 2007, 11:10am says:

i WASN"T incredibly nearly all the mods were HL1/2 mods. :) But I was suprise no HL2 one won MotY too.

+1 vote   poll: Were you surprised with Mod of the Year 2006?
TheHappyFriar Aug 14 2006, 9:46am says:

cool! That would be SOOOOOO awsome in front of the GameCube! :D

+1 vote   article: Sumo Omni Competition
TheHappyFriar Nov 16 2005, 11:27pm says:

so.... if we take screens of the game we automaticly win the funniest catagory, right? :)

+1 vote   article: Darwinia Photo Contest
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