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Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jun 27 2011, 9:46am replied:

No I'm not.

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jul 7 2010, 6:38pm says:

Hey mate, I haven't done any Source modding for a long long time, so I have no idea what the deal is with the shaders anymore, sorry

+2 votes   member: MrMattWebb
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 3 2010, 10:47am says:

happy new year mate :)

+1 vote   member: cW#Ravenblood
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Dec 24 2009, 4:49am replied:

We've got alot of fundamental issues causing our bad performance that we'll be addressing properly in CR3.

+2 votes   article: Siege Engineer and Animation Overhaul
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Oct 28 2009, 2:04am replied:

Thats because there is no listing and Valve deals with mods oddly. More accurately, any mod is actually a Source Engine mod + required content. You can own only Day of Defeat Source, but you still get the base engine required for mods to be played on without owning Half Life 2.
However, modders can load content from other games, meaning that you're required to own additional games in order to play the mod. But the way this works is pretty much the exception and its not really worth compensating for, because all you're doing is arguing semantics.

+2 votes   article: CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired: Final version released
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Oct 23 2009, 2:47pm says:

Hello person I dont know!

+1 vote   member: cW#Ravenblood
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jul 2 2009, 5:50pm says:

I smell a more serious case of Valve Fanboyism than I have...
I never thought that they're making so much money that they should be boycotted as a result. Fans boycott things because they believe (correctly or incorrectly) that they are being wrongly done by. In this case, Valve haven't yet delivered what they said they would. Even if they do deliver on L4D content (I don't know why they would if they have a newer game to support), they've still got a fragmented community.
If you read reviews for Left 4 Dead, the general consensus is that there wasn't really enough content to justify the price tag and most people brought it on the promise that there would definitely be more. So far, that more hasn't been delivered.

Just because a company works hard on something doesnt mean everyone HAS to respect their work and agree with what the are doing. I'm sure there are mods or games or people or ideas that you dislike. The fact that you're disrespecting my opinion right here is a reflection on how hypocritical your whole stance is.
As a Source modder with a mod being distributed on Steam, Valve have done a hell of alot for me, and I respect that. That doesn't mean I have to agree with everything they do and have to support them 100% in every single thing they do

+1 vote   article: The L4D Boycott Is A Showing Of Disrespect
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jul 2 2009, 11:56am says:
Quote:So, you'd think such a company would be economic troubles, well, the truth is, they ARE

Along with every other company in the Western world...

Quote:Talk about disrespect?

Ignoring the fact that Valve came out before the release of L4D2 and said that it would be supported the same as TF2 with free content...

Basically, people are ****** off because they bought the game under the impression that there would be updates like TF2 (and you talked about the content in those updates anyway), and Valve havent delivered. Instead of announcing what they will deliver in TF2, they announced a new product.
Say you bought a car and the manufacturer said that later on, they would upgrade your car with a new stereo, new leather interior, mags... all for free. But instead of upgrading your car, they bought out a new one with all those features and the same price tag. You bought the car under the impression you'd get it upgraded, but you haven't, and instead theres a new product with things that you believe should have been in your car. You have a right to be angry because you have been misled in your original purchase.
Thats whats happening here, and thats why consumers have a right to be angry.

+1 vote   article: The L4D Boycott Is A Showing Of Disrespect
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jul 2 2009, 11:55am says:

It hasn't taken them so long to do it, its probably taken 12-18 months, given that it started development straight after the L4D release

Your article is simply flawed in so many ways its not funny. A few points...

Quote:They gave five full games for a price of $50 in the Orange Box
Quote:
Valve were able to do this purely because of Steam and probably made more money as a result. Going through a traditional publisher selling on the shelf at full price, Valve might have seen 25% IF THEY WERE VERY VERY LUCKY. Because of Steam, Valve saw the full profits of the game, meaning they made more money but were still able to sell everything cheapy to the consumer.

Quote:MODS that profitise off of their engines that they've worked so hard on, and they don't ask for that much of a cut in the profit in return

Err, where did you get this idea?


created their own Mod developement wiki


Which is maintained by community members... Epic have a Wiki as well for Unreal, and I'm sure theres a CryEngine one there somewhere. This is not unique to Valve.

Quote:Nobody still buys Half Life.

I disagree 100% on that. There was a sale for Half Life on last year to celebrate its 10th anniversary, selling at 99 cents. I bet people got it then.

Quote:Valve's money all comes from pure game sales, they do NOT make money off of anything else

Wrong again. Steam sales.

Quote:those constant Team Fortress 2 upgrades come to you for FREE, you are never charged

But what you miss is the fact that with each content release, TF2 is VERY heavily promoted and put on sale all over Steam, very highly publicised, and probably sells more copies because people know its going to be supported freely. If you look at the sales of expansions vs the additional sales Valve wouldn't have gotten without these updates, you'll probably see Valve ahead.

+2 votes   article: The L4D Boycott Is A Showing Of Disrespect
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jun 26 2009, 9:11pm says:

Long time no see.

+2 votes   member: beckett007
Wraiyth
Wraiyth May 30 2009, 4:24am says:

I think everyone is missing the point in that HL2 is a prime example because it GUIDES the players eye to something rather than FORCING it. Most games grab you and say 'here, lose control and watch this cutscene so you know whats going to happen!' whereas HL2 uses these kinds of prompts - crows, sounds, NPC lines (theres an instance where Alyx points up and says 'watch out!' and human instinct tells you that something is probably happening.
Its not the freedom of GAMEPLAY and STORY - someone mentioned Fallout 3 and STALKER - this is discussing the methods of drawing the players attention to a specific event in the world. HL2s events will still play out whether or not you pay attention to them. Yes, its linear and 'on rails', but so are plenty of other great games. Movies are linear as well, I don't see movie viewers complaining about not having freedom in choosing what happens in their movie.
The problem is less about linearity and more the fact that designers STILL have no idea how to actually present a proper story and all the events in the game. Movies encompass many things, and games only explore a fraction of them. Theres plenty of non-linear, open-ended games that have problems, but this article isnt about that.

+3 votes   article: Guiding the Player's Eye
Wraiyth
Wraiyth May 17 2009, 8:35pm says:

Front paged, good work twins ;)

+1 vote   mod: Noontide
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Feb 6 2009, 6:09pm says:

Congratulations on the Steam release guys, very well deserved. Downloading now :D

+1 vote   article: Dystopia is on Steam now! Check out the 1.2 Steamworks trailer while waiting!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 28 2009, 5:21pm says:
Quote:I would explain but I am certain y'all would not give a care about what I say.

Aww, dont worry. I love you.

+1 vote   member: RandomusIdiotus
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 27 2009, 4:04am says:

Oi do you use MSN?

+1 vote   member: Gibberstein
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 22 2009, 5:24pm replied:

Hehe, feel free to re-add me if you want. I was just excruciatingly BORED at the time and looking for people to add :P

+1 vote   member: Robots!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 19 2009, 10:05pm says:

YOU SHUD ADD ME TO MSN COZ IM AWESOME LULZ

0 votes   member: Robots!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 19 2009, 10:03pm says:

How old are you really

+1 vote   member: Deathbagel
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 18 2009, 7:01pm says:

Grats to all the mods that made it to the Top 100, and cheers to everyone that voted for Age of Chivalry. Some fierce competition there yet again... may the best mods win :)

+2 votes   article: Top 100 of 2008
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 4 2009, 3:34am says:

I originally created those groups to update all the games in the database so they're linked to developers and publishers. Originally when V4 opened, nothing was linked and it was partially my job to work on it.
Unfortuantely, the creator of a group can't remove themselves from the group and no other staff member has gotten around to doing it for me :)

+1 vote   member: Deathbagel
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 2 2009, 8:35pm says:

Good luck to all teams. Theres plenty of great quality stuff out there, and plenty of competition, so may the best team win :)

+3 votes   article: Let the Awards BEGIN!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 2 2009, 8:52am says:

In reply to your post about Orange Box shaders, theres no shader support for OB at all. Alot of things have changed, and no, there are no mods using post-process shaders.
The best you could achieve would be some magic using Color Correction, but for anything outside that, you don't have a hope until the SDK is updated.

+1 vote   member: sirpalee
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 2 2009, 8:46am says:

A very late but jolly Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! :D
I've only dropped into the site once every few weeks lately to see if anything big in modding has been going on, so sorry about the lateness of the good wishes.

+1 vote   member: Karuto
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Dec 13 2008, 8:33pm replied:

Not playtesting, just making the balance adjustments. That stuff is all pretty much controlled in our playerclass & weapon scripts, which is a change only one person needs to make :)

+1 vote   article: Age of Chivalry Preview Thursday #6 - Devastation and Brutality
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Dec 13 2008, 12:33am replied:

Of course we're addressing gameplay and balance issues as well, its not something we just ignore. It doesnt take every single team member to address balance.

+1 vote   article: Age of Chivalry Preview Thursday #6 - Devastation and Brutality
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Sep 28 2008, 3:19am replied:

Its not released on Steam until October 2nd, as per the news post.

+1 vote   mod: Age of Chivalry
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Sep 27 2008, 7:46am says:

Grats to Insurgency and the other mods that all got this opportunity. Its a great thing that Valve are doing for the mod community.

+1 vote   article: Insurgency on Steam!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Aug 25 2008, 8:47am replied:

I dunno, maybe where you are. Over in the great RipOff land of AUs, OB on the shelf probably still costs 70 bucks, at least.

+1 vote   poll: Where do you buy new games from?
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Aug 25 2008, 1:49am says:

Next poll needs to be 'Who has the worst grammar' and the only choice should be Lodle :)
I think this poll is too rigid. I tend to buy games depending on whats A) released first, B) cheapest and C) available. You can't get Audiosurf or GMod boxed. But some games take AGES to become available on a Digital Distribution service, although if they are, they tend to be cheaper. Some are available there beforehand, so it really depends on what the game is, the cost and how badly I want it.

+3 votes   poll: Where do you buy new games from?
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Aug 25 2008, 1:48am says:

Disappointed at the fact that you have more awesomer permissions than me :(

+2 votes   member: lodle
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jun 12 2008, 10:03am says:

Good on Valve for releasing yet another buggy update!

+1 vote   article: Particle, Material and Commentary editors released
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jun 4 2008, 12:39am says:

Nice move on opening up the forums. Should also add a Help Wanted section too and update the group details to point people there when looking for members. I'm too lazy to do it :P

+1 vote   article: Forums opened
Wraiyth
Wraiyth May 1 2008, 8:46am says:

Another nice update guys, the game looks to be coming along really well. A bit bland in a few areas still, but I'm sure those will be improved with time

+1 vote   article: Iron Grip: Warlord
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Apr 30 2008, 7:46am replied:

Speak for yourself. I love hearing the sound of my own voice!

+4 votes   article: Modcast Episode 5
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Apr 15 2008, 6:26am replied:

Tsk tsk tsk Ryan. Not good enough

+3 votes   article: Modcast Episode 4
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Mar 20 2008, 10:17pm says:

Tell me you didn't use a camera to take a photo of your monitor...

+1 vote   download: GMScriptmod 1.1 pack
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Feb 6 2008, 10:19pm replied:

I'm not giving them a hard time per se, I'm just saying I'd love to see more originality.

+3 votes   poll: What would you like to see more of on Mod DB?
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Feb 5 2008, 7:07pm says:

More variety FTW. More original mods, less remakes and mods based on existing IP is what I'd love to see.

+3 votes   poll: What would you like to see more of on Mod DB?
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 30 2008, 4:15am says:

And thats why we have an Editors Choice. Because players don't care for original mods.

+1 vote   article: MOTY 2007! The abridged version!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 10 2008, 10:21pm says:

Great to see some quality video tutorials coming through ModDB :)

+1 vote   article: Introduction to Custom Props for Source Powered Games with Maya
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 10 2008, 8:28pm says:

Moddb.com
Consider this an unofficial warning for your post in this thread.

+1 vote   member: Cobalt172
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 3 2008, 9:13pm says:

This shot was from the leaked tools, there are some of the Particle Editor and Material Editor floating around as well. Should be available with the next SDK update hopefully.

-1 votes   media: Source Filmmaker
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Dec 29 2007, 5:32am replied:
Quote:The point I really consider, and I'd hope you would, too, wraiyth, is that these guys are doing this out of their own free time. They aren't getting anything for making this mod.

Yeah, but people still need to be able to take criticism. I totally understand, I've worked on a few mods in the past few years and sacrificed a whole lot for NightFall and really theres been alot of mods prove that great stuff can still be made. People don't like other people being negative - in fact, there were issues earlier on that partially ended up resulting in the resignation of one ModDB's top staff members - about people in the mod community not being able to take criticism. And I think its a sad state of affairs when someone can look at a shot, say 'I don't like that' and then have people vote down the comment, and cop abuse.
And while they aren't getting paid for it, being on whats one of the highest profile mods in history looks damn good on a resume, it would go a long way to getting a job in the industry (for anyone who is moving in that direction)

Quote:I think the product thus far is alot better than even I could have imagined with just a mod

While its clearly popular I don't think Black Mesa is really what you'd call the cream of the crop in terms of how good a mod can be (but for popularity, definitely). There have been some other fantastic mods and many that I think are more visually impressive than Black Mesa The fact that its a remake means that its hardly revolutionary or trying something new (except for the fact that it is the largest mod ever taken on by a team). I think you can look at mods like Insurgency, Nuclear Dawn, Red Orchestra etc to see nice examples of the kind of things that can be achieved by modders. Mods like Drawn to be Alive, CS and Garrys Mod are great examples of the kind of innovation and originality that the mod community has been reknowned for, and I personally think that these are far better products than a remake.

+1 vote   member: ArmsofSorrow22
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Dec 29 2007, 5:19am says:

OK, hopefully I can make a post without coming off harsh.

Quote:I tried to see where Wraiyth is coming from on the lighting.. To me, the games shaping up to be alot better looking than the original. Of course, the eye candy is always great, but good graphics weren't exactly what mae half life half life, right

Yeah, I said earlier that when you compare it to the original, it looks great and a massive improvement. But if you take those shots on their merit (IOW, if these were shots from another mod aside from Black Mesa) I don't think people would be overly excited about them. Also, I'm pretty used to work of someone who I personally consider a master of lighting (http://www.moddb.com/mods/nightfall-initiation/images/map1-rebelcompounds-room#imagebox I personally consider this one of my favorite shots of all-time) so perhaps I'm a bit harder to impress than other people.
Yeah, it was the gameplay that made Half Life, so why remake the gameplay when this talent could be put into making something new and more inventive? Looking at the top 100 list for this year, over 1/3rd of them are remakes, sequels or things based on an existing IP. Is this what modding has become - a haven for people to just re-make old games rather than try something new? Isn't modding about taking a risk, doing something that a commercial company wouldn't do? What happened to the glory days of all the original Half Life mods, like Natural Selection and The Specialists and all those kind of mods? Its almost like mods are starting to get closer to commercial games in that people don't care for original ideas and gameplay, but rather the same 'safe' thing re-hashed again and again, and I think its pretty disappointing.

+1 vote   member: ArmsofSorrow22
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Dec 26 2007, 7:14am says:

Heh, na, I wish. I just haven't been removed from groups that I've added while I was sorting out content :)

+1 vote   member: Masterfulplayer
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Dec 13 2007, 6:16pm says:

What happened to Dead Men 76 to 87?

+1 vote   member: DeadMan88
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Nov 14 2007, 3:55am says:

Dude, are you still alive? I haven't seen you on MSN in ages. Rob was asking about you too.

+1 vote   member: X10
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Nov 12 2007, 12:52am says:

Wraiyth - Awesome but Lazy Modder Kinda Guy.

+2 votes   article: Who's Who - Mod DB Staff
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Sep 14 2007, 4:14am says:

You still play OMF:2097? I ******* loved that game. Did you try OMF BG?

+1 vote   member: Hadakajime
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Wraiyth Aug 8 2007, 10:52pm says:

Cheers guys. Aza, its kinda hard to cut them down, because theres alot of theory behind understanding what they are and how they work... and if you know it, you can create much better shaders :)

+2 votes   article: Introduction to Shaders
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jul 24 2007, 8:10am says:

Oh so who's this ***.

+1 vote   member: SafetyFirst
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Wraiyth Apr 3 2007, 8:39pm says:
Quote:ok from what i can tell this isn't using any new models from enemies or anything so basicly it will be yet another play through of a different map. If i had 2 say which looked better it would defo be black mesa! no offence to this mod but if they start adding new weapons and models then i might think again but playin against the bullsquids again is gonna rock!

Alot of the 'standard' HL2 props like crates and barrels have been re-done, several of our key characters are modelled froms scratch, and we have alot of props that have been custom-made by our modellers to suit the style of our maps. All of our maps use custom textures (in fact our materials directory makes up over 3/4 of the size of the mod), and we don't tell the public everything we do. IOW, we have NPCs that no one outside the team knows about

Basically, we're very strict about what we release in our updates in order to show enough to attract people, but not give too much away about the mod so as to save some surprises for the player.
But in regards to some of your gripes, keep an eye out in the next few weeks, because its likely that we may show more NPCs and custom props :)

+1 vote   member: Jonnobe
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Feb 22 2007, 6:32am says:
Quote:Anyway, Wraiyth, very shameful cheap shot with the screenshot comparisong with Black Mesa, gotta say I hate you for that. Black Mesa is one of the mods I'm looking forward the most because it's professional enough to be trusted to be released someday and it looks freaking nice. Some of their screenshots look awesome just like some of yours do. I was surprised you chose to compare this mod with that mod anyway, something personal going on? Or was there something in the previous posts to set you off to do such a comparison, I CBA to check that out actually.

Originally I commented that I didn't think BMS deserved a visual delight award for the media update for which it was given to them for. A rather large argument with a bunch of community members throwing in flames at me ensued, including a few personal attacks against myself and NightFall. That was pretty much the reason for the comparison. The entire issue was smoothed over months ago between myself and Kester anyway, so why it was raised I'm not sure. If you want to see the whole issue, go back a dozen pages or so on the BMS profile and read the entire thing. It was just a point where I was heated and, after the entire argument between myself and BMS, a comment like that really, really ****** me off.
As Mess said, we'd prefer if old issues were left to die. And, as I said three posts down, the issue was smoothed out not long after it happened.

0 votes   member: shadowflar3
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Feb 28 2007, 3:37am says:

Ditto, very cool article man

+2 votes   article: Behind the Mod: Michael Henke
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jul 28 2007, 4:03am says:

You've spelled 'Convenient' wrong in your title.

+2 votes   member: SoldierX17
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Sep 8 2007, 9:10am says:

Interesting little write-up, it should give some inexperienced writers/developers a nice basic insight into how and why a story works. Its alot more complex than this, but I even found some nice things in here as an experienced writer :)

+1 vote   article: Character and Story - Archetypes Combined
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Oct 2 2006, 1:17pm says:

Wow. Very cool and very impressive

+1 vote   article: Resident Evil Reloaded!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Sep 5 2006, 5:55pm says:

Uhh.. why is half the post cut out? o.O

+1 vote   article: NightFall Media Update
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Apr 15 2007, 12:06am says:

The link to the forums is Nightfallmod.com :)

+1 vote   member: Qu1f
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Wraiyth Dec 15 2006, 7:40pm says:

Congrats to all mods that made it :)

+1 vote   article: TOP 100 MODS Announced!
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Wraiyth Nov 29 2006, 5:57am buried:

(buried)

Nice model, but I don't really see the point of it. If its purpose is to generate a normal map, then it would have been far easier (and more time friendly) to hand-paint one. Seems more like a bit of showy to me, but still.

-9 votes   media: Loader
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Aug 14 2005, 12:50am says:

Sweet as. What sort of samples of work are you after, just writing in general or specifically an example preview/review or something of a mod?

+1 vote   article: ModDB Digs For More Staff!
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Feb 11 2006, 1:14am says:

Never stolen anything, but I have gotten code from other people thats been used (with permission, of course). But if anything, use tutorials

+1 vote   poll: When making a mod have you ever?
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Sep 27 2006, 10:30pm says:

Very very nice, everything about this game is impressive. I think its about time I started to keep a decent eye on it :)

+1 vote   article: Infinity: Eyecandy screenshots update!
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Wraiyth Apr 3 2007, 12:19am says:

Actually we're hoping to make it Saturday, this one was slightly delayed :)

+1 vote   article: NightFall Media Update
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