XanT

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Hi all, a bit about myself. Former baker and now a programmer in the making hailing from Melbourne, Victoria. I plan on making plenty of great things on the Dbolical Network! Have a huge passion for IT & games and a big fan of all things modding and hope to talk to both readers and developers on here about how we can make this site the best it possibly can be. If you have any suggestions or thoughts feel free to PM me or shoot me an e-mail.

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XanT @ INFRA

There will be 25 keys given out with this giveaway Rus[T] :)

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XanT @ 20 Years of Quake

Great list, so many great mods spawned from the Quake series :)

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XanT @ DOOM (2016)

Ugh. Lovely.

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XanT @ How to Make Dynamic 2d Shadows

Awesome stuff!

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XanT @ Need for Speed Underground 2

I got started with the series on Need for Speed II back in 97. Admittedly I started and stopped over the games over the years I enjoyed Underground & Underground 2 immensely. Riders of the Storm came on my playlist earlier today, good memories spending many hours racing.

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XanT @ DOOM (2016)

No word at all on some modding tools coming to light? Always disappointing to see teams slamming the door shut on modding instead of embracing it.

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XanT @ DOOM (2016)

Hope to see some awesome mods around here for DooM. About 4 hours into the campaign and loving it, fast and plenty of fun. Despite more devastating weapons the sound of the single barrel shotgun has me using it a hell of a lot more than any other.

Such an improvement on Doom 3 (at least SP wise).

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XanT @ Here Are The Full HoloLens Hardware Specs

Specs are surprisingly low considering what I was expecting, final retail price will be interesting.

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XanT @ Insomniac Releases New Gameplay Demo For VR Adventure Edge of Nowhere

VR in third-person will be interesting, seems like it could get a bit tricky. Can't judge without trying though!

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XanT @ Watch The Unreal Engine 4 VR Editor In Action

While VR can be applied in many ways using it as a tool in level design isn't one that came to mind for me, very cool indeed.

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XanT @ Serious Sam's Bogus Detour

Beautiful art, will be watching with interest.

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XanT @ The price of consumer VR is...

The price is fair to me me given how it is an emerging technology, but I believe an issue is not enough people will adopt it currently due to the price. Currently some VR developers (Oculus for example) have said that they won't be releasing their successor for a few years at least, so in the meantime I think it will only be purchased by developers and gamers who are really keen and can't wait. Given it's high price tag I anticipate a lot of gamers will wait until they've ironed out problems, the price has come down at least a bit, and VR as a platform has become more serious. It's a lot of money to ask for a device in it's infancy and also one that you know could be very different in 2 years time, then you need to fork out the cash again.

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XanT @ Microsoft HoloLens Demo Video Shows UI And Start Menu

Pretty pumped about HoloLens, keen to see how it can be used more practically games. That Minecraft HoloLens demonstration at E3 was bloody awesome though.

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XanT @ Antraxx

Love the art, this looks great!

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XanT @ Amazon joins the game dev world

Gorgeous visuals, can't argue with free!

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XanT @ Players Choice - Mod of the Year 2015

Congratulations to the top 10! Looking forward to what's to come, see you all in 2016!

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XanT @ Description experimentation and random updates

Hey guys,

We have re-added the descriptions by default on profile pages. If your description is less than 450 in height it will load per normal, however if this height limit is exceeded your description will still show but we have now added a "Read More" button which will drop-down the remaining content.

We have had to change some positioning settings to accommodate for this feature so if you notice any serious issues regarding the layout of yours or anyone else's description please let us know.

Keen to hear everyone's feedback on this latest change and hopefully it's a step in the right direction for accommodating for the different types of descriptions across the sites.

There's also a discussion going on the forums which you view and join in on here:

Moddb.com


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XanT @ Interstate 1982

Great to see content still coming out for this mod, was great fun back in the day!

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XanT @ Little Big Adventure remake

This would be amazing! Such a fan of the original game.

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XanT @ Indie of the Year 2015 kickoff

Good luck everyone!

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XanT @ Mod of the Year 2015 kickoff

Good luck everyone!

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XanT @ Map Editor

That's awesome! Nice work.

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XanT @ Update: Winners Announced! Experience Space in CERES and win a trip to the USA

Going to be immensely jealous of whoever wins this! Good luck all!

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XanT @ The uncertain future of paid mods

You make some very good points on it and I agree with them, it's such a grey area at the moment. The PC community (at least some of the subreddits) absolutely praise Gabe as god of the internet but as soon as Steam started this paid mods scheme there was an insanely quick backlash. I think the biggest problem is the creator only getting one quarter of any money that comes in, I think even 50/50 would be a much more appealing level. Everyone is screaming that they don't want companies like Valve involved in money going to mods, they all want a 'Donate' button so 100% goes to the developer but your point was spot on, whilst someone might be generous the majority won't be and it won't be enough to have any meaningful impact in the mod development.

But there's also the issues like you said of scammers, people making poor quality mods for a quick buck, if there is a team of 15 modders who gets what percentage? 'This guy only made half a map and ditched it why do we have to give him anything?!' - it'll create internal issues. I honestly only think it'll work if a) the modder(s) get a bigger piece of the pie, and b) the mods are very cheap.. in which case they'll need to sell bucket loads to get a decent cash flow rolling. People don't want to pay for games, people REALLY don't want to pay for mods because they're viewed as 'free' and always have been.

I think the previous model of 'getting lucky' by getting green lighted, or picked up by someone is going to have to be retrained if mods want financial success. There's no real scenario where I can see it being accepted well, nothing beats free and free is embedded into the modding community.

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XanT @ NT° Full Installer 01.16.2013

Haven't heard of this before but looks sick.

On the download.

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XanT @ Frostbite 2

It's a shame Battlefield 3 wasn't made mod-friendly. The Frostbite 2 engine is gorgeous and given the large volume of quality mods in their previous titles, especially 1942 - could of been some magical stuff.

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XanT @ PVKII beta 2.5 released!

Excellent going to try this out tonight with some mates!

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XanT @ GameMaker: Studio

Yep in the process of adding more info/images to the page :) Thanks.

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XanT @ Introducing Slide DB

Plenty of potential here! :)

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XanT @ To the Moon

Sweet. It says it's available and read but when I try load it it just opens up Steam..hrmm.

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