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.

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Urby
Urby Mar 3 2014, 9:35am says:

Your mapping is starting to improve. One thing I always say is to try and apply some real world logic to your level design.

Ask yourself things like:
- What is this room used for? This determines what the room should contain.
-How many people would work in this room? This will determine how large the room needs to be, as well as how many desks you would need and how far it would be from restrooms and snack machines etc.
- Where is this room powered from? Would there need to be a large number of cables or piping in here? Then, how easy would it be for a maintenance technician to get to these if it needed fixing.

There's a lot to it, but you really start building up the small details this way and it helps to create a sense of place.

+4 votes     mod: Gina's Adventures
Urby
Urby Mar 2 2014, 5:41pm says:

I would change the ground texture and add some paths in as well

+2 votes     media: Gina's Adventures
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 6:33pm replied:

OBJECTION! I do believe that is actually the G-Man. Case closed.

+3 votes     media: Concept Art
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 6:30pm says:

This is one hell of a mod. The mapping is a little off in places but the gameplay is insane. Classic.

+4 votes     mod: Sweet Half-Life
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 6:22pm replied:

You spelled "Crypt" wrong! ...2 years ago.

+2 votes     member: Crypt
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 6:19pm replied:

Would be lovely if it was a paying job. I reckon a lot more projects would get finished. :P

+4 votes     member: Crypt
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 6:16pm replied:

Usually I make them myself completely.

I have to admit I cheated with this one a bit. I found the animation online by accident, then noticed that the grid fit my usual 'U' logo perfectly so I just slapped it on top.

+3 votes     member: Urby
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 5:51pm says:

Bit of a social faux pas, getting on the same gondola of a big wheel with 3 of your major rivals. :P

+5 votes     media: Big Wheel
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 7:12am replied:

We have an internal release date. We're not announcing any deadlines publicly until we're certain we can hit it.

+1 vote     media: Projected Issues [WIP]
Urby
Urby Mar 1 2014, 7:11am replied:

Yeah, buy Half-Life... on Steam. We are making no guarantees that this will work in anything other than Steam HL.

+2 votes     mod: The Core
Urby
Urby Feb 28 2014, 9:18am says:

I didn't notice the gameplay video either until ShouldBeNew mentioned it. The mapping needs a lot of work but the video is listed as "WIP" anyway so I guess that's a given. :P

+1 vote     mod: SAMPLE
Urby
Urby Feb 28 2014, 2:06am says:

Good artwork. I love the style.

0 votes     mod: SAMPLE
Urby
Urby Feb 27 2014, 5:14pm says:

Very cool. Love the Black Mesa logo on the roundabout

+4 votes     media: Transmission incomplete, WIP
Urby
Urby Feb 25 2014, 7:06pm replied:

Ah. Ok then. ^_^

+1 vote     media: Projected Issues [WIP]
Urby
Urby Feb 25 2014, 8:14am replied:

Projectors tend to be more effective in darkened rooms. The lights are there, they're just off at the moment.

+1 vote     media: Projected Issues [WIP]
Urby
Urby Feb 25 2014, 8:13am replied:

Very well spotted sir.

+1 vote     media: Projected Issues [WIP]
Urby
Urby Feb 20 2014, 9:43am says:

Can see some of my work in here. :P

+2 votes     mod: TWHL Maps and Mods
Urby
Urby Feb 19 2014, 4:26pm says:

You got yourself a tracker. Good to see a fellow Brit and long term GoldSource mapper. :D

+2 votes     mod: Half-Life : Echoes
Urby
Urby Feb 18 2014, 7:32pm says:

Sure, he's working now, but you know as soon as the cameras are gone he's going to be playing the minigame on that PC.

+4 votes     media: Bureaucracy Core
Urby
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
Urby Feb 17 2014, 8:31pm replied:

I guess. So as long as the player accepted the G-Man's offer its the same story. :P

If he chose the battle then I guess HL2 would have never happened. Or the G-Man's would have chosen someone else to do his bidding.

+1 vote     media: Mister G.Mann: Administrator
Urby
Urby Feb 16 2014, 8:28pm says:

Joebama the llama.

+2 votes     member: Joebama
Urby
Urby Feb 16 2014, 8:26pm replied:

But HL1 and HL2 are the same story... That's about as canon as you can get... :P

Doesn't really matter I suppose since all mods are non-canon at the end of the day.

+1 vote     media: Mister G.Mann: Administrator
Urby
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
Urby Feb 13 2014, 2:56pm replied:

I guess that's true. As long as you make sure to go back and apply what you've learned to previous areas, removing them entirely if that's what it takes. :P

+1 vote     mod: Gina's Adventures
Urby
Urby Feb 13 2014, 8:39am says:

I would advise you to practice mapping a little more before taking on a mod. It's a pretty big process and it looks as though you're only just starting out with mapping.

+3 votes     mod: Gina's Adventures
Urby
Urby Feb 13 2014, 8:31am says:

SPLOTCH!

+2 votes     media: Chapter "Hazardous Environment"
Urby
Urby Feb 9 2014, 5:01pm replied:

I see you fixed it. :P

Very nice. :D

+2 votes     mod: Half-Life: Particle Fusion
Urby
Urby Feb 9 2014, 4:55pm replied:

Unfortunately, a lot of the models we use are by third party developers and it would take a long time to seek out and get permission from each contributor. On the other hand we could replace the models with our own, but this again would take more time. For now at least this will only be available through download sites.

+2 votes     mod: The Core
Urby
Urby Feb 9 2014, 3:40pm says:

Woot!

+2 votes     media: Gore
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