Scotch and Coffee founder, level designer, texture artist, model editor and voice actor. I'm always up for a voice acting job and will gladly do any lines you want to send to me. Also, I enjoy making video reviews for mods for Half-Life and Half-Life 2, so let me know if you want me to review one and I'll fit it in when I can.

Comment History  (1680 - 1710 of 1,880)
Urby Feb 10 2015, 6:14pm says:

Cool concept. I won't track until there are some custom levels on display though, rather than model reskins in vanilla HL2 maps. :)

+1 vote   mod: Civil Protection: Source
Urby Jan 7 2015, 2:29pm replied:


Iron sights work, but they have their place. We certainly never needed them 15 years ago, even in the tactical shooters.

+1 vote   media: Tips for modders everywhere.
Urby Jul 7 2014, 8:04pm says:

The improvements in your mapping ability are undeniable. You got yourself a tracker! :)

+2 votes   mod: Half Life: Orange Shift
Urby Jun 8 2014, 2:33pm says:

Over a year and a half since the last comment in here and no updates on the mods...

What happened to you guys? D:

+2 votes   group: InDeFi
Urby Jun 2 2014, 9:34am says:

Well, I defended a base from grunts for about 15 minutes... it was getting pretty boring. Then it crashed.

+3 votes   mod: Half life : Unconditional process
Urby Apr 25 2014, 9:06am replied:

Spot on. It's just endless corridors with no detail, and npc escorting for the last half of the mod. That's practically a sin.

+2 votes   mod: Azure Sheep:Original Remake
Urby Feb 25 2014, 8:13am replied:

Very well spotted sir.

+1 vote   media: Projected Issues [WIP]
Urby Oct 24 2013, 7:46pm replied:

That comment was like drowning an otter in a bag of hammers - It made no sense.

+2 votes   mod: Hazardous Environment : Episode One
Urby May 28 2013, 6:25pm replied:

Just so you know, the cockroaches in HL1 acted in the same way: scattering in the light, clustering around dead bodies / gibs and fleeing from larger entities.

You're right though. It's nice to see a mod team putting in the same level of detail. :)

+5 votes   media: Ai demonstration
Urby Mar 19 2013, 8:44am says:

Love it.

+1 vote   media: New Main Menu
Urby Feb 10 2013, 4:27am replied:

I could care less that it's Spanish. It's pretty obvious that it's just ANOTHER ******* ZOMBIE MOD.

+3 votes   mod: The Walking Dead MOD
Urby Jan 30 2013, 7:53am says:

Just figured I'd drop you a message reminding you of how awesome I am. Get back to me. Cheers.

+4 votes   member: Archie_SnC
Urby Sep 10 2012, 7:51am replied:

Bzzt, Incorrect. They Hunger - Part 1 was released in 1999.

You're right though. The mapping in this mod is pretty horrible.

+2 votes   mod: Half-Life Halloween Mod
Urby Aug 24 2012, 7:48am says:

I do believe this is dead. Shame. :(

+3 votes   mod: Office Shift
Urby Jun 30 2012, 7:00am replied:


+1 vote   media: Logos & Champions (Outdated)
Urby Jan 23 2012, 8:02am replied:


Awesome, I love a developer who has a lot pattion for what they do.

Also passion, that's good too.


+3 votes   game: Mist of Stagnation
Urby Aug 6 2011, 7:04pm says:

Sooo, does this mod have anything to do with womens underwear or is there some other meaning to the title? ...Just sayin'

+1 vote   mod: G String
Urby Jul 27 2011, 7:36am says:

Heh, just think. If DOOM3 had come out earlier and hadn't been ****, it could have very well looked like this. :)

+3 votes   media: REVENANT
Urby Apr 2 2011, 4:01pm says:

Holy crap, that is awesome.

+1 vote   media: OF2 - Kingpin
Urby Jan 23 2011, 6:47pm replied:

You're not serious...

GoldSource is the engine you are claiming to be making this "mod" for. Either you need to stop trolling or stop modding. You can't seem to do either.

+1 vote   mod: Half life HD V2
Urby Oct 24 2010, 5:18am replied:

Or, as XX3 said. Play the PC version for free. derp.

+1 vote   mod: Half-Life: Emission
Urby Sep 22 2010, 7:49am says:

Wow. This came out of nowhere!

Awesome stuff. Definitely tracking.

If you need a voice actor I'll be glad to audition. :)

+1 vote   mod: Titan: XCIX
Urby Jun 6 2010, 2:38pm says:

Oh hay! Alyx is white now guise. She's also a ******.


Urby Jan 4 2010, 1:17pm says:

This is either a troll mod, or a very crappy grasp at GMods success.

+1 vote   mod: Origin - Source
Urby Aug 18 2009, 5:17pm replied:

I am involved with another mod which takes place in a city and underground bunker in Britain. This story ties in with the Black Mesa incident. Sorry to disappoint.

+1 vote   mod: The Core
Urby Jan 15 2009, 4:55pm says:

Sounds like Cleaners Adventures.

Also, your maps need more work. A lot of the pictures so far look pretty basic and very blocky.

Best of luck though. :)

+1 vote   mod: Half-Life: Yellow-Shift
Urby Jan 4 2010, 8:51am says:

Just in case anyone is unaware, there is a load of new media available on the BMS site's wiki.

+2 votes   mod: Black Mesa
Urby Jan 3 2010, 12:26pm replied:

They said no such thing. Grow up and consider that the dev team have lives to live as well.

+2 votes   mod: Black Mesa
Urby Dec 22 2009, 9:26am says:

Fantastic looking progress here guys. Love it.

+1 vote   mod: Mako Dawn
Urby Dec 20 2009, 6:58pm says:

tnk's priorities are backwards. Work more on the environment and KEEP the HD models. The mapping isn't too bad here but I think the texturing and the prefabs just feel kind of... standard.

Get some custom stuff in there. :D

+1 vote   media: Chapter "Reinforcement «X»"
Urby Nov 2 2009, 3:31pm says:

It's wearing orange. I'm guessing a workmen.

+1 vote   media: Chapter "Intersection"
Urby Nov 2 2009, 3:02pm says:

Shock Trooper's shadowy appearance and the death of a security guard and scientist.

"Those poor bastards."

+5 votes   media: 10 years of Opposing Force
Urby Nov 1 2009, 9:55am replied:

This would be a ZBrush render. They will use it to make the normal maps and then create a low poly model from this.

+2 votes   media: Update
Urby Oct 27 2009, 10:28am replied:


+2 votes   media: Science Team (Outdated)
Urby Oct 26 2009, 5:32am says:

Maps need a Hell of a lot of work to be honest. Cliffs are way to flat and the textures tile horribly.

+1 vote   mod: Xen Mission
Urby Sep 10 2009, 8:35am replied:

Metrocops are humans. No mind control involved.

+1 vote   mod: Adventure Source
Urby Sep 10 2009, 8:33am says:

Please change the floor texture. I don't know why, but to me that floor doesn't look suitable for any room ever.

+2 votes   media: Chapter "Violent Takeover"
Urby Sep 10 2009, 8:31am replied:

Haha :D

+1 vote   media: Media Update #1 images
Urby Aug 31 2009, 3:46pm replied:

From a biological standpoint, because combine soldiers wouldn't have existed during the invasion and it would have been several years before they could investigate Black Mesa. The Grunts would have been dead for many years due to radiation poisoning from the nuke. The zombies would also be almost entirely decomposed by that point.

+3 votes   mod: Provenance
Urby Aug 31 2009, 2:53pm says:

Mod was pretty cool. Short, but I was expecting that.

The story is a major issue for me though. I guess I just like mods that concern the HL Universe to keep with the story. I was just totally confused.

First I'm Freeman fighting Grunts so I think. "Ah ok, this must be like a flashback or something."

Then I'm a combine "Oh, this must be back to present day."

Then the combine soldiers and grunts (about 20 years between the 2 stories) are in the facility at the same time and I'm just totally messed up. D:

+5 votes   mod: Provenance
Urby Aug 29 2009, 9:23pm says:

While of never heard of drunken_monkey, this looks very unique and its not another half-assed attempt at horror. :D

Got my watch.

+2 votes   mod: A Day In Life: Eternal Blue Sky
Urby Aug 29 2009, 9:19pm says:

Those screen shots are awful.

No detail whatsoever. Maybe you should create a few maps first and get your skill up before diving into a whole mod.

+5 votes   mod: portal black mesa
Urby Aug 26 2009, 8:24pm says:

You should probably learn how to map out believable areas of decent quality before you release a mod.

+2 votes   mod: Half-Life 2 The Last Ending
Urby Aug 26 2009, 8:15pm says:

You know guys? Commenting on this abomination is only giving them the attention which they are so obviously in need of. Ignore it, let them bathe in the hopelessness of their grey little lives and it will eventually go away.

+1 vote   mod: Checkerboarded Hopes 2
Urby Aug 26 2009, 5:44pm replied:

The dead sort...

+2 votes   mod: Library Of Leak Maps (beta)
Urby Aug 26 2009, 5:42pm says:

Very accurate.

+2 votes   media: Beta
Urby Aug 26 2009, 8:51am replied:

Have you? I don't see whats 'ironic' about your post.

+3 votes   media: MEDIA #3
Urby Aug 25 2009, 9:00am says:


+3 votes   media: The Metrocop
Urby Aug 24 2009, 7:55pm says:

D: gah!

Well, I'm sure his mother loved him...

+8 votes   media: WIP Janitor
Urby Aug 24 2009, 2:12am replied:

I don't know about you, but I'm not going to try to lick a strider any time soon. D:

+4 votes   media: Media Update #1 images
Urby Aug 23 2009, 5:19pm says:

You should put these in your downloads section.

+1 vote   media: Epsilon Eridani wallpapers
Urby Aug 23 2009, 5:16pm replied:

Do not show unfinished work. Its pretty obvious really.

+1 vote   mod: Checkerboarded Hopes 2
Urby Aug 23 2009, 4:55pm replied:

No. That's Guerilla warfare.

+4 votes   media: Media Update #1 images
Urby Aug 23 2009, 4:53pm says:

G-Man: Means Government Man.

What is B-Man supposed to mean? Just curious.

+2 votes   mod: Vice=GriP
Urby Aug 23 2009, 12:01pm replied:

Gorilla-warfare? LMFAO! They're going to fight giant apes?

0 votes   media: Media Update #1 images
Urby Mar 1 2015, 8:24pm replied:

It's not being built with coop in mind no.

+1 vote   media: A fresh start... (WIP)
Urby Mar 1 2015, 5:08pm replied:

The first step is admitting you have a problem. Maybe it's a cry for help.

+4 votes   media: A fresh start... (WIP)
Urby Feb 7 2015, 6:22pm says:

I'm sorry, but this looks... hideous.

It just makes the texturing of the original game look slap-dash, with no thought applied. Not only that, but you're using a texture set that has been sooo overused. (submerged.wad)

At least make your own content.

+3 votes   mod: Black Mesa: Reborn
Urby Jan 27 2015, 2:39am says:

Any more screenshots? The only one you have doesn't look very good.

+2 votes   mod: Wall
Urby Jan 24 2015, 11:48am replied:

Regardless of how the models LOOK, which doesn't count for anything, the question is why should we chose this mod over GMod? What new features will it bring to the table?

+3 votes   mod: Super Sandbox Mod 2
Urby Dec 30 2014, 10:42am says:

It seems Xen's organic matter dislikes pizza... and Italians.

+2 votes   media: Chapter "Deduction"
Urby Nov 23 2014, 8:46am says:


Best Alyx model for CM to date. Still a little too clean perhaps, but definitely better.

+6 votes   media: proper hd alyx confirmed
Urby Nov 10 2014, 9:42am replied:

You're already there man.

+3 votes   article: Lost Squad ModDB Page Has Moved
Urby Oct 22 2014, 7:15pm says:

So much better. Very well done. :D

+3 votes   media: Zenaida Liu
Urby Sep 27 2014, 6:06pm replied:

*sniffs* Oh... sorry, that was me...

+6 votes   media: The Empire Strikes Back
Urby Jul 25 2014, 8:57am replied:

As always, we appreciate the feedback.

I must say however, that the specified "200X" date from HL1's manual is what we're working with, meaning it could technically be as late as 2009. :P

+1 vote   media: A thank you to our 1,000 followers!
Urby Jul 15 2014, 5:34am says:

Yeah, the texturing on those pillars definitely needs adjusting.

+3 votes   media: Warehouse
Urby Jun 18 2014, 11:04am says:

Badass! :D

+2 votes   media: Ruin - Ingame screenshots
Urby Jun 17 2014, 10:10am replied:

Likewise, always nice to see your comments. :D

+3 votes   media: A thank you to our 1,000 followers!
Urby May 15 2014, 4:17pm says:

If I had one complaint, I'd write it here...

+5 votes   media: Impasse
Urby Apr 14 2014, 8:34am replied:

Well thank you very much.

Neither can we. :P

+3 votes   group: Scotch & Coffee Studios
Urby Mar 26 2014, 7:09pm replied:

The upper floor isn't accessible at the moment, however there are several areas areas in this section for curious players to check out.

+3 votes   media: Glimpse [WIP]
Urby Mar 6 2014, 4:48am says:

Heh, wow. Thanks for all the feedback guys. This is still work in progress as the title suggests. There is still a lot to do. :D

- The green light is intentional, the brightness isn't. This area of black mesa is old and putrid. The texture and its lighting values will be changed.

- This also helps with highlighting areas for the player, with green being reds complimentary colour. The same way a lot of oranges and yellows are uses to guide the player in the darker blue lab areas shown previously.

+8 votes   media: "Do your damn job..." [WIP]
Urby Feb 20 2014, 9:43am says:

Can see some of my work in here. :P

+3 votes   mod: TWHL Maps and Mods
Urby Feb 18 2014, 9:09am replied:

We might change that before we release though. It's a secret.

+8 votes   media: Projected Issues [WIP]
Urby Feb 16 2014, 6:53am says:

Very cool.

You do know that Wallace Breen was the administrator though right? ^_^

+1 vote   media: Mister G.Mann: Administrator
Urby Dec 7 2013, 7:39am says:

Incredible. Even better than a lot of triple A titles out there at the moment.

+3 votes   media: Nox Aeterna: Weapon Distance Effect
Urby Nov 28 2013, 8:10am replied:

Well, it was MY concept. Ha.

+3 votes   media: New Icon
Urby Nov 28 2013, 8:07am replied:

Go right ahead. Saves me taking time out of my day to feed it. :P

+2 votes   media: Entering the lair... WIP
Urby Nov 22 2013, 7:18pm replied:

Because I'm awesome. :)

+6 votes   media: Superfluous Shade [WIP]
Urby Nov 21 2013, 6:04pm says:

This is coming out on DVD-ROM? Impressive. Box art is a bit **** though. It's alright to wait until you have something to actually show. That way you won't get mocked so much either. Just something to think about.

+3 votes   media: Game Cover
Urby Nov 21 2013, 1:33pm replied:

Of course, here at SnC we like to challenge ourselves from time to time and we do that process in reverse.

+7 votes   media: Happy Birthday Half-Life
Urby Nov 18 2013, 5:50pm replied:

Old butt gold? Dammit, I thought nobody would find it up there!

Oh wait... you mean the engine... Which is what I meant. I definitely did NOT hide any treasure in Archie's bottom.

+2 votes   media: Superfluous Shade [WIP]
Urby Oct 8 2013, 7:49am replied:

That lighting that makes me look pastey is sunlight... :P

+2 votes   media: The Core Q&A 2
Urby Sep 25 2013, 11:33am replied:

Heh, you're not wrong.

+2 votes   media: Down, down, down... (WIP)
Urby Sep 22 2013, 6:45pm replied:


+1 vote   media: Dusk Settles (Early WIP)
Urby Sep 9 2013, 3:30pm replied:

Texture lighting. Looks better. :P

+1 vote   media: August 2012 Media Update
Urby Aug 26 2013, 1:33pm replied:

Yes Xylemon. It's lovely. Now, do the doctors know you're on the computer again? We wouldn't want another stretch in the padded room now would we?

+8 votes   media: Fan Art
Urby Aug 22 2013, 2:52pm says:

The mod is looking awesome guys. I hope you find the team members you need. If I had the time and if I were in any way experienced with modelling I would jump at the chance to help. :)

+5 votes   article: Abyss is looking for help !
Urby Aug 9 2013, 9:19am says:

I always forget about this mod and then something like this gets released. It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see more progress on this mod.

+3 votes   media: Valanx JLTV
Urby Jul 13 2013, 4:06am replied:

Glad I could help. Can't wait to see more progress from you guys. :)

+3 votes   media: Weapon Testing - #1
Urby Jul 12 2013, 8:34pm replied:

I'll admit I was watching this on my tablet when I first heard it so I was having trouble trying to pin point the issue, but now I can hear it on a decent headset, it appears to mostly be a volume issue. The reload sounds would be fine, but they seem as loud (or perhaps louder) than the gun shots.

You may disagree, but I believe the Battlefield games are always pretty spot on with their sound design. Here's a video showing off various weapons. You'll notice than in some cases, the echo of the gunfire often drowns out the start of the reload completely.

(Ignore the CoD stuff... I mean honestly who even?) :P

Also just FYI, I've just made the transition from semi-interested visitor to a follower on your profile. :P

+2 votes   media: Weapon Testing - #1
Urby Jul 12 2013, 2:29pm says:

Very nice. The only thing I would say needs attention are the reload sounds. Theres something off with them. It reminds me of FarCry2. They're a little over the top.

Like I say, everything else looks great.

+2 votes   media: Weapon Testing - #1
Urby May 28 2013, 6:46pm replied:

Played it have you?

+1 vote   media: Tips for modders everywhere.
Urby May 11 2013, 6:17pm says:

A re-colour isn't a re-skin... just saying. ¬_¬

+5 votes   mod: Biohazard (Half-Life Mod)
Urby Apr 30 2013, 4:00pm says:

That is some very nice lighting.

+3 votes   media: Sooo... i think we can start with some scary stuff
Urby Mar 30 2013, 11:25am replied:

How does that have anything to do with what I said? I'm saying they shouldn't base their maps of the originals. They're not good.

Also, this is a mod of Black Mesa, and it's hardly a rip off seeing as Black Mesa hasn't covered Xen yet...

+3 votes   mod: Black Mesa: Xen (Improved maps from Half-Life)
Urby Mar 30 2013, 9:16am says:

So, are these just recreations of the (truly terrible) original maps? As far as I understand it, the BM team are rebuilding Xen completely. Sorry, but I think I'd rather wait for that.

+5 votes   mod: Black Mesa: Xen (Improved maps from Half-Life)
Urby Mar 26 2013, 5:20pm says:

Are you going to change the sounds they make to a more grungy rattling noise? It would also be a nice effect if they sputtered and coughed out black smoke on occasion, like an old car would. :P

+2 votes   media: rusty manhacks and a wip map
Urby Mar 11 2013, 8:55pm says:


+5 votes   media: Fresh out of the snow
Urby Mar 10 2013, 1:05pm replied:

Heh, well now you know.

Welcome to ModDB. :D

0 votes   mod: Half-Life 2: Rebel Story
Urby Mar 10 2013, 11:36am replied:

You know there is a "reply to comment" button right? :P

+3 votes   mod: Half-Life 2: Rebel Story
Urby Mar 9 2013, 1:03pm replied:

Two people, with a third occasionally doing some coding.

+1 vote   article: Breaking the Silence
Urby Mar 9 2013, 1:02pm says:

So... is this a remake or just another "HD" pack?

+3 votes   mod: Azure Sheep:Original Remake
Urby Mar 6 2013, 9:06am replied:

Originally there were only to be four, however we are now looking at around seven, maybe eight with one or two additional single maps for training, boss fights, etc.

+1 vote   article: Breaking the Silence
Urby Mar 3 2013, 6:20pm replied:

Possible, but again runs the risk of players and enemies getting "caught" on it when trying to pass through which would get really irritating.

+1 vote   media: Central Dormitories
Urby Mar 2 2013, 10:56am replied:

I have to agree with this. You should really make new textures.

+1 vote   media: Progress
Urby Mar 2 2013, 4:52am replied:

Thanks for the input. The booth actually fills that corner so it's as close as it can be. I'll get that window moved though.

+2 votes   media: Central Dormitories
Urby Feb 19 2013, 5:05pm says:

I think that I have no idea what everyone is talking about. Tried Sven Coop and my own mod this evening and both are working fine...

+1 vote   article: Development Paused
Urby Feb 10 2013, 12:06pm replied:


"Work on your mod to the best of your ability behind the scenes for a few months, then release some media of COMPLETED work. That way you get more followers and people who want to help will come to you if you mention that you are recruiting."

+1 vote   article: Should we give up?
Urby Feb 9 2013, 3:28pm says:

I see no difference at all...

0 votes   media: New Engine
Urby Jan 3 2013, 7:34am says:

"If you see one of these buttons, press it, and-"
"Hello and welcome to the Black Mesa Hazard Course..."

+13 votes   media: Holo emitter concept art
Urby Dec 29 2012, 9:48am replied:

Heh, cute specs. :P

Takes me back to my old system.

+1 vote   mod: Counter-Strike: Black Ops
Urby Dec 26 2012, 5:54am says:

Awww, that sucks. :'(

+1 vote   article: Cancelled
Urby Dec 24 2012, 6:07am says:

Lovely. :D

+2 votes   media: Type 100 model
Urby Dec 23 2012, 7:18pm says:

While I do like the idea, the delivery is totally wrong. You establish that the mod is a tribute to mapping and how people need to take the time and effort to make their mods fun, yet you literally force the player through a series of terrible maps in order to make your point, and what's worse is that the resulting final map is the worst of the lot!

The melee weapon is not only clunky and slow, but makes no logical sense whatsoever.

You requested a terrible mod playthrough in my profile but quite frankly this isn't worth the effort.

Bad for the sake of bad is not fun, and this is as bad as it gets.


+11 votes   mod: Hammertime
Urby Dec 10 2012, 12:27pm replied:

Linkin Park has never been basass... ever

+1 vote   media: Lost Squad - Gameplay Trailer Three
Urby Dec 9 2012, 1:54pm says:

Possibly one of the WORST mod ideas ever...

To get that true Minecraft experience, I play Minecraft.

-2 votes   mod: Sourcecraft: ZOMBIES
Urby Dec 6 2012, 7:36am says:

What the bejesus...

+4 votes   mod: Jamie's Mod
Urby Dec 4 2012, 7:57am says:

Find an excuse to shine a spotlight through the mast for some bitchin' shadows. :P

+3 votes   media: Black Mesa: Uplink ingame screenshot
Urby Dec 2 2012, 2:45pm says:

Is that a screenshot from the level? If it is I'm not letting that **** anywhere near my hard drive.

+6 votes   download: They Hunger : I do not want to be one of them!
Urby Oct 8 2012, 7:55am says:

This sure is a sexy 'nothing'

+1 vote   media: Nothing
Urby Sep 22 2012, 1:55pm says:

How would the player actually explore all this in a chapter titled "Birth?" :P

I thought it would have been a scripted event in a manner similar to Fallout 3 or something.

0 votes   media: Alyx - Level Design - Birth
Urby Sep 22 2012, 1:41pm says:

Looking good, however I would go as far as to say the fan shadows are terrible. The room is too well lit for them to show up like that and even then they would only be visible if there was a spotlight above them pointing down, which would also highlight the edges of the circular vents.

+3 votes   media: Basement
Urby Aug 19 2012, 8:12pm says:

I actually enjoyed this. The last room was a hell of a challenge with the invisible spies but it was still good fun. Really nice use of custom textures and the mapping is superb. My only gripe is that it was far too short, but considering the author only had 7 days to complete it, he has done a fantastic job.

7/10 simply because there wasn't enough of it. :D

+2 votes   mod: X-treme Violence
Urby Aug 17 2012, 9:08pm says:

A whole new layer of crap has been discovered beneath what I used to think was the worst of it. This mod contains a few custom models which are simply the standard models that have had their textures butchered in MSPaint.

The maps are literally just boxes with enemies in. There is no plot, no theme, no consistency, no sense of place, no fun, not even a proper compile with lighting. I can quite honestly say that this map set is worse than my first ever attempt at mapping.

As a map, it's pretty poor. As a mod, it's inexcusable!


+4 votes   mod: Red Mesa 1
Urby May 29 2012, 7:35am says:

Oh look, it's THIS again.

Enjoy your negative Karma I guess.

+7 votes   mod: Son of MCPOKER
Urby May 17 2012, 11:09am says:

wow looks game! i wanna see it in cool.


+3 votes   media: Reaktor
Urby May 6 2012, 10:56pm says:

That's all well and good venko, but who's to say GutShot70137 is even using ZHLT? I can understand where you're coming from, and I am in no mean slating your work as 'bad' because it certainly isn't. :P

Mind you, what happens in-game if you were to rotate one of those thanks say 10º and then compile?

+1 vote   media: Updated HUD
Urby Mar 16 2012, 8:22am says:

This, the Sniper Rifle and some form of melee weapon. That's me ready to fight. :D

+2 votes   media: Pistol
Urby Jan 31 2012, 5:54pm says:

I'm an adult British male so I don't know how well I would fit in as one of the survivors. However I've been told my Southern American accent is pretty good.

I would gladly throw a demo reel your way if you're looking for voice actors, or if you would rather send a few lines my way I could perform those for you to see what you think?


+1 vote   article: New models, levels and updates on progress
Urby Jan 31 2012, 5:46pm says:

Wow. This looks really dated by today's standards of GoldSource modding. Then again, so does the original Half-Life maps. :P

+2 votes   mod: Half-Life: Ground Zero
Urby Jan 29 2012, 10:55am says:

The whole scene just seems a little odd to me. What looks like a parking area / basement with a desk, random sketches and a supercomputer...


+1 vote   media: deviated
Urby Jan 8 2012, 6:43pm says:

"It also has a realism mode that disables the hud and adds blood to the screen each time the players are hurt."


+12 votes   mod: Smod: Killpoint
Urby Jan 2 2012, 9:16am says:

Wish I had your skill. Very impressive.

+2 votes   media: most recent WIP pictures of 2011
Urby Dec 27 2011, 1:29pm says:

The rock texture is pretty horrible tbh.

+3 votes   media: Sexy Christmas
Urby Dec 19 2011, 7:19am says:

What I don't understand is why you use both the Low-Def and High-Def vort models...

+4 votes   media: Nothing
Urby Oct 12 2011, 7:47am replied:



+4 votes   media: New Rng Stuff :D
Urby Sep 5 2011, 7:55am says:



+1 vote   mod: mod
Urby Aug 29 2011, 2:22pm replied:

Sorry but you're wrong. The letter sent to Gordon Freeman, which appeared in the official manual when HL was first released, was dated May 5, 200-. (i.e. sometime between 2000 and 2009. The resonance cascade occured 10 days later on the 15th.

You can see the letter here:

I'm just stating the official facts here. Downvote me if you like but it's still the truth. :P

+4 votes   mod: CUBE
Urby Aug 28 2011, 9:51am says:

The Black Mesa incident occured between 2000 and 2009, not 1998.

This certainly does sound interesting but the 'SARMA' initiative? Really? :|

+2 votes   mod: CUBE
Urby Aug 22 2011, 6:58pm says:

Brings new life to these 13 year old textures :D

+2 votes   media: E1M1 - Staging Area
Urby Jul 23 2011, 6:04pm says:

See, compared to the rest of the released media this looks extremely basic. I suppose it's ok for a WIP shot. A really early WIP shot.

0 votes   media: Duty Calls
Urby Jun 13 2011, 2:08pm replied:

You're way off mate :P

Should look like this:

+2 votes   media: Grenade W.I.P
Urby Apr 25 2011, 5:56pm says:

Darkness is not scary unless you're 5 years old.

Don't resort to cheap scare tactics! None of them work!

+2 votes   media: Where... am i?
Urby Apr 25 2011, 1:21am replied:

The before pic is hideous and yellow and the mapping is terrible. It makes no sense to have a huge vent duct opening into an office so it was changed to this storage area.

We are trying to move away from the Black Mesa seen in half-life and it's expansions and create a more expensive and impressive looking environment.

Before = 1998
After = 2011

I appreciate your comment, but "half-life's style" is 13 years out of date.

I hope that further media released in future is more to your liking.



+4 votes   media: Easter weekend revamp (day 1)
Urby Apr 9 2011, 6:35pm says:

One critisism I would make is that the helmet looks too much like a nazi ww2 helmet rather than the USMC standard.

+1 vote   media: HECU Gas Mask - Model v0.1
Urby Feb 24 2011, 7:39pm says:

So many questions, although it is amazing how well the 2 textures work together. :)

Nice work.

+1 vote   media: Bonus Level
Urby Feb 6 2011, 6:40pm says:

I never like the WC Grunts. They look odd and the camo just doesn't seem to fit the environment. That and the light brown gloves and boots. I don't think I've ever seen a grunt that looks like that. :|

+1 vote   media: Stuff I've been working on Human Grunts
Urby Jan 16 2011, 8:26am says:

(Work in Progress)

People don't seem to be able to read that. ¬_¬

+3 votes   media: Loading Bay (Work in Progress)
Urby Dec 8 2010, 3:48am replied:

That got me as well. Other than that this looks incredible.

+2 votes   media: Old market square, ZG-Stuttgart
Urby Dec 6 2010, 8:01am says:

Very cool

+1 vote   media: E1MB - Demo
Urby Dec 5 2010, 2:02pm says:

Awww, my comment disappeared...

Anyway, again, this is nice. :)

+1 vote   media: Morgue/Lab
Urby Nov 27 2010, 11:02pm replied:

The 2 engines are massively different.

Source features a far superior lighting system, supports a massive amount of detail, has a built in physics system, the list is huge.

BTW, there is only 1 model in this screenshot (the plant) the rest is brushwork.

+5 votes   media: Forced Entry (WIP)
Urby Nov 13 2010, 5:35am replied:

Thought you might. ^_^

+3 votes   media: Urby V.2 and HECU V.2 (Outdated)
Urby Nov 12 2010, 5:23pm says:

@D3ads: I am considering switching to a more urban colour scheme much like the originals but I will keep the digi camo. Your right about the fatigues though, the pixel pattern is far too big now that I look at it.

@IngSoc: That's not a bad idea. I wouldn't bother with sub-models though seeing as that would probably need coding. Seeing as I'm using the Spirit engine I may just use different models entirely so I can use different head variations and such.

+1 vote   media: Urby V.2 and HECU V.2 (Outdated)
Urby Oct 14 2010, 3:24pm says:

Yeah, still some work to be done here. The doors will be getting a new texture and a more secure airlock style design.

The zombie placement is temporary. I like to place all my enemies and allies first while playtesting areas. Then once the combat and pacing feels right I add in scripts and such to make things more interesting.

+1 vote   media: Cencom Security
Urby Oct 10 2010, 10:03am replied:

Yeah, still working on it. (hense WIP)

+1 vote   media: Hallway and a Pipe
Urby Oct 1 2010, 7:57am says:

Very majestic. All Hail! ^_^

+1 vote   media: Jimmy
Urby Sep 15 2010, 7:37pm says:

The visible portion of his face is far too small for his head.

+8 votes   media: Grunts in Desert Camo
Urby Sep 15 2010, 7:07am says:

Great work. :)

+1 vote   media: Finalized cop head
Urby Aug 3 2010, 4:10pm replied:

Not the way it works. You will be releasing Valve's commercial content for free.

Still, you need new models anyway. The CSS and HL2 prefabs will only get you so far if you want to recreate Half-Life and neither of them fit in particularly well in this room.

+2 votes   media: Kitchen!!!
Urby Aug 2 2010, 2:17pm says:

Needs new models and skins.

You can't release CSS models to people who don't own CSS.

+1 vote   media: Kitchen!!!
Urby Jul 27 2010, 6:14pm says:

Nice classic feel to this shot. Love it. :D

+1 vote   media: Chapter "Primary Target"
Urby Jul 26 2010, 7:20pm replied:

Wow. You're an idiot.

...and yeah. I'm the n00b.

Take a look at my goldsource mod mate, then look at yours.

Whatever, I'm done with this ****.

+2 votes   media: first map testings
Urby Jul 11 2010, 8:09pm replied:

This man is correct. The scanner should show the inside of the eye.

+2 votes   media: NEW EYE TERMINAL and wall
Urby Jul 5 2010, 3:12pm says:

Poor guy is getting his heart eaten by an alien maggot. D:

+3 votes   media: Holy sh...
Urby Jun 9 2010, 3:34pm says:

From a physics point of view. The truck would roll on its front wheel and land upright again. There's no reason it would stay stuck to the wall like that.

+5 votes   media: Done!
Urby Jun 7 2010, 3:22pm says:

Superb! Glad to see you're taking time to detail those corridors. Un-imaginative hallways are real killers in maps and mods.

+2 votes   media: Development & Gameplay
Urby Jun 7 2010, 8:00am says:

Loading bay door which leads to a cliff? Sounds like a serious forklift accident waiting to happen. :/

+4 votes   media: The Listening Post
Urby Jun 5 2010, 2:55pm says:

"What we're aiming to do is to create a storyline that allows us to take the player from the gates of apature science to the very beginning of Half-life 2: Episode 2."

So, you're connecting up 2 totally seperate storys? Uhm, k?

I'll just wait for Portal 2 tbh.

0 votes   mod: Portal: EXTRACTION
Urby May 25 2010, 7:51am says:

Not bad, but I would recommend altering the textures of the desk, stairs, railing and that awful stretched screen at the back.

+1 vote   media: Control room
Urby Jan 4 2010, 1:18pm says:


+2 votes   media: MOTY 2009
Urby Aug 23 2009, 9:32am says:

CounterStrike: Source SAS model. Is it even legal to use that?

+1 vote   media: HL 1 Inside HL 2 Black Mesa Security
Urby Aug 20 2009, 2:08am says:

I suggest using an overlay for the logo.

+2 votes   media: Platform
Urby Aug 7 2009, 11:53am says:

Want some advise?

Don't post unfinished screenshots.

+1 vote   media: First look
Urby Jul 6 2009, 1:27pm says:

Now THAT'S a base!

+1 vote   media: Project Omega Entrance
Urby Jul 1 2009, 11:18am says:

Nice to see your mod up in full swing KingDaniel.

Life's End was a classic. I expect no less of this. DON'T MAKE ME WRITE A CRAPPY REVIEW! :p

+1 vote   mod: Time's End
Urby Jun 8 2009, 7:00pm says:

Man I hate Honda Civics. I can't wait to shoot it!

Also, the bottom left model seems to be missing some faces on underside of the rear wheel.

+3 votes   media: 1187 update screenshots june
Urby Apr 4 2009, 8:07pm says:

Might I suggest using a different program? This looks like it was done in MSPaint.

I'm trying to work on my graphic design. If you like I can throw a few designs together and post a link?

+1 vote   media: First logo
Urby Feb 13 2009, 6:38am says:

FF7 characters torn from their 1997 roots and catapulted into the modern generation of graphics.

This looks totally awesome.

If you ever need a British voice actor let me know :)

+1 vote   media: Final Fantasy VII: Mako Dawn, Mako Dusk
Urby Feb 2 2009, 12:11pm says:

The lighting is off. Those ventilation fans on the ceiling are brighly lit and the rest of the ceiling is black.

+2 votes   media: Dark World
Urby Jan 26 2009, 12:35pm says:

Please release this at TWHL when you're done guys. I'd love for it to be Mod of the Month again so I can get my reviewing tongue all over it. ^_^

+1 vote   mod: The Citizen Part II
Urby Jan 3 2009, 1:30pm says:

Inspired by Mirror's Edge?

+1 vote   mod: Sity
Urby Dec 26 2008, 3:49pm replied:


Postal was made with the Unreal2 Engine

0 votes   mod: POstal SOurce: Welcome to Paradise City
Urby Dec 2 2008, 3:32pm says:

This pic makes me hungry. Pizza, Ketchup, Tins of beans, Mac & Cheese and 'Chunky ****-knows-what.'


+1 vote   media: Kitchen Props
Urby Aug 26 2008, 3:55pm says:

What I've seen so far...

There are some really good ideas here but they are excecuted very poorly. The mapping is abysmal and although it is only a demo and unfinished, every single room needs reworking and needs a ton of detail adding. Very few of the rooms look like they serve a real purpose and those that do are massivly oversized.

Try to think about real locations / sci-fi movie sets when creating each room. I find it also helps to think of yourself as the designer of a real live facility (e.g. What would be a cost effective way to store these materials? Would I place a security door here or there? How can I get power to this machine without exposing wires? etc. etc.)

Hope this helps.

+3 votes   download: Kleiner's Adventures Mod Demo
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