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XenonFORT Mar 18 2015 replied:

Thanks for the answer, I really appreciate it :). About the multiplayer part, it's ok that you focus on your goals first, as adding new things while the first ones aren't ready yet will make the whole project slow down a lot, but I love to read that it's already on your "implement if and when possible" list.

Also thanks for explaining the combat system you have in mind, I guess I will be able to ask about it deeper after it is more or less implemented and showcased, but it really shows potential :).

Can't wait to see how things get implemented, good luck and have fun :P.

+1 vote   game: Kingdoms
XenonFORT Mar 17 2015 says:

Hi there, first of all you guys had a great idea, and so far the executions looks superb :), so I'm tracking this.

Would love to finally see a game where you are just one more, maybe be able to "exploit" game features and become better than the average npcs, but not the feeling you have on almost all titles that are released these days, be it player centered multiplayer where competitiviness is the main goal, or be it that you are the only one with a brain that is able to do something in the world (TES series, Far-Cry 3 & 4, Dead Island & Dying Light, and so on), so best of lucks with the project :).

That said, I'm interested in knowing how the combat will be, the recent released "Reign of Kings" has a really visceral melee combat, and was something I really missed on M&B (Beign able to Cut parts of the opponents body, blood splats, capturing others and then executing them yourself on guillotine or other instruments, etc) and would be awesome to see something like that inside the game, as it shows the power of the weapons used.

Also I would like to humbly ask if, after release, if everythings goes well, there could be any plans to expand the gameplay and be able to play the game with other people, nothing too big, just a group of 8, 4 or even 2 like most Co-Op games these days, although that I guess multiplayer is something hard to achieve, but being able to play with friends this game would be priceless, even if it is made as a mod :).

Said that, it takes me to the last question, and it is: How mod-friendly will be the game? I would love to see what the community has to offer for this game, and modding could help a lot with that :P.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the text wall, have fun and again, good luck :)

+3 votes   game: Kingdoms
XenonFORT Sep 19 2014 says:

I don't see the random generated guns balanced and implemented in survival as the game advertised back before it even went beta, that was one of the mayor vending points, alongside a lot of others that can't recall right now but I can assume aren't getting into the game.

So, what I feel you acomplished was to create an engine, or at least added a lot of features to an existing one making it almost a new one and shipped it with a tech demo, demostrating a bit of what you could achieve with it, but not real game was shipped, imho.

Now, I'm not sure how much modding is supported or will be supported for this "game" in the future, but for the sake of it's survival, I hope it is fully moddable.

Otherwise, I have a bad feeling for the future of this game (I hope I'm wrong) as if a game that didn't felt finish is labeled as it is by the devs, making those that invest money on a game in EA hoping it will improve will stop founding the title, and those who investigate the forums to see if it really deserve to buy it will decide in most cases it isn't worth if it isn't going to get any better, killing the support in no time, making the game dead.

Again I hope I'm wrong here, only time will tell us.

And please, if you lost faith on the project, just tell the truth, I prefeer that than the bullsh-t PR from big companies tend to use.

I'm following this game since it's "Free to play" times, so I hope this game get's to where it deserves, with or without the main devs developing it.

I'm really sad that some indie games die or never get to where they planned in the first place, be DarkOut lack of multiplayer, Plannetary Annihilation's lack of proper campaing, features and even off-line save DRM-free features (these last should come eventually, but not at release when they said they would).

All and all, only time will tell what the fate of this game (StarForge) will be.

+7 votes   news: StarForge Release Version 1.0
XenonFORT Aug 23 2014 says:

Nice to see they finally made up their minds to make something totally standalone, but I would like, as most people here, some kind of Beta: Final, Sneak-Peksy version of the actual state of the mod before the port to UE4, would make us able to get an idea of how's the mod/game state is right now and give us something to tinker and have fun before the REAL beast comes out.

Anyway, good luck with the project and have fun with it :).

+6 votes   mod: In Country: Vietnam
XenonFORT Aug 22 2014 says:

Just found it thanks to groupees and got it :P.

Anyway, I would humbly ask the devs what are the main differences from this game and banished, apart for the obvious graphic design.

Thanks in advance and good luck, it's always nice to see a constantly updated game :).

+1 vote   game: Hearthlands
XenonFORT Aug 22 2014 says:

The game looks awesome, I hope someday a we can see a mp mod for this game, it trully deserves it.

I got a question about the game though, it is able to be run without steam running on background? If so, you got a new buyer :).

Anyway, have fun and good luck with the project.

Edit: It seems you are using 1€ = 1$ conversion, I would recommend to set the prices in each region accordingly, or at least a bit more fair, any currency converter can help, or pages like steamprices. Again, have fun a good luck :)

+1 vote   game: Kinetic Void
XenonFORT Aug 15 2014 says:

I just discovered the game and I must say I'm amazed by it.

I was going to ask if there is a way to pre-purchase it and if there was any aviable beta to test it, but those questions got solved some comments before this, so there is no use to re-ask it :).

If it is going to be drm-free and have a fair price rightly converted between currencies, then I will be sure to support you :).

Good luck with the project and hopefully I will be able to leave my first impressions about the game soon :).

Edit: I missunderstood a august post from 2013 to be this year, so where I can check for the beta? Thanks in advance :).

+2 votes   game: Interstellaria
XenonFORT Aug 10 2014 says:

I have been following this game since I saw it's page on Steam, I already own the first, and played countless hours with it.

That said, as much as I want to help it's development, I'm afraid 20$ is not 20€, and paying more for the same game is something I don't feel it's fair, imho, so I will wait until it gets fair priced or for an steam sale, whichever comes first.

Thanks in advance and good luck with the project, if anyone is interested in know how fair priced are the games, I humbly use , not sure if there are other websites that do the same, if so use whichever you like :).

0 votes   news: Stretching Starflare's Legs
XenonFORT Aug 9 2014 says:

In a utopian world, I would choose money, but seeing how nowdays everything that money touch tends to get corrupted, I chosen the Physical Trophy.

But also seeing how mod teams nowdays can have their devs scattered across the Earth I would choose, (depeding on how the physical Trophy would be, if one for each dev or just one for the team) hardware instead.

Not to be rude, but to be honest the prize should be for the mod with the best content not the one with the best PR-Team, and a money reward would make it worse, imho.

That said, good luck to every team, and remember, "it's not the goal, but the path walked to get it, the real reward"

+2 votes   poll: MOTY Prizes You choose!
XenonFORT Jul 22 2014 says:

Not offense intentions at all, just that imho a community fix which objective is to be used as an standarized base for all future community releases usually limits the changes to the official stuff into balance adjustements and bugfixes, so it caught me by surprise to see new stuff added over vanilla content, which is usually limited to plugins/addons, that's all :).

About the original content being untouchable and perfect, well nothing is perfect in this life and didn't want to say that neither, just asked about it from a nostalgic point of view, nothing more, as when I asked Runestorm where I could find BW 1.5 and such as I missed some things that got changed on 2.0.

My experience on this mod has been mostly personal, having played just once on a public server when 2.0 was released and with a friend some time after against bots, so for me the vast customizations this mod had been always an awesome feature, as I could tinker the game to my own tastes, so I didn't have any idea of what could hurt or not the gaming community, and I trust you all are doing your best to keep it together, so keep enhacing the original game and, yet again good luck, you all deserve it :).

PD: Sorry for any grammar and orthographic errors, I'm almost slept on the keyboard, I hope everything is correct, thanks in advance.

+1 vote   news: Ballistic Weapons Fix
XenonFORT Jul 22 2014 says:

I see, just like to have all the options possible and to keep the vanilla things as pure as they can, or be able to at least.

Don't take me wrong I love new stuff like the most, but being it a fix, I think things that change the gameplay from the vanilla theme that weren't an unintended bug (like the personal artillery shoots going down too fast) should be optional imho.

All is getting used to the changes, but an option to toggle the extras like that would be appreciated, maybe something like a toggleable option to enable old vanilla weapons could do the trick, if it isn't hard to do.

Anyway, thanks again for your time and answers, I will check what I can do and also enjoy the new enhacements while I discover them, have fun :).

+1 vote   news: Ballistic Weapons Fix
XenonFORT Jul 22 2014 replied:

Thanks for all the info, I will try as soon as I get in the mood for it. I will scavenge the info from the modders.txt from the fix, the official BW modding info with a bit of googling and see what I can do myself.

About the fix, are there plans on making the new mechanics for vanilla weapons toggleable? (like making the one barrel shotgun only have the normal shot and the melee, without the poison shot and true iron sights for some vanilla weapons, to name a couple)

Thanks in advance, and good luck again, I think I will go to the forums for any future suggestions/questions about the fix/WP, as it is much easier to ask there than in comments on moddb :P. Have fun :)

+1 vote   news: Ballistic Weapons Fix
XenonFORT Jul 22 2014 replied:

Well thanks for the answers :). It's shame that Ballistic Enhanced has been put on ice for whatever reasons there, I hope they get solved in the future.

About compiling non-compatible assets, I was certain about keeping it private for obvious reasons, but thanks for pointing it out again, it's always good to have some reminders sometimes, and could help others which didn't have it clear.

About experience coding, I have some little knowledge on c++ and java, but zero on UT modding, that's why I asked for any pointing in the good direction to the tools and for what to aim in the code to make it compatible.

Also don't worry about asking others to make it for me, I like to get my hands dirty in these cases, that's why I asked where I can get the info to do it in the first place :P.

Thanks for your time solving my questions and good luck in the future with any BW or non-BW projects.

+1 vote   news: Ballistic Weapons Fix
XenonFORT Jul 21 2014 says:

First of all, congratz for the release of the fix, I can't wait to test it :).

Second I would ask if there are plans or been contacted with the authors of the CF Mutator and Herr Doctor WP for future compatibility with the fix and well, if there are any tutorial out there to make personally compatible versions of non-fix ready releases, like a link to how to compile and uncompile assets and what to look for to make the files BWfix ready until a proper official solution is made from the author themselves.

Thanks in advance and have fun, it's always great to see that BW community is still alive :).

+1 vote   news: Ballistic Weapons Fix
XenonFORT Jun 30 2014 says:

I will be honest, when I saw the news picture I said "It can't be, an indie game finally taking the ropes and doing something like RDR for PC, that's what I ever missed since they released it for consoles! yay!".

Then I saw it's another GTA Like sandbox game for PC. Well don't get me wrong, I love to see more variety on the sandbox genre on PC, but we have also plenty of those, all with their own twist, be it the Saint's Row Saga, the wheelman, Watch_Dogs and, of course GTA itself.

I desire you the best, to accomplish this game, and to make it unique, just that the news picture was missleading for me and that made me be a bit sad, nothing more.

Good luck and have fun, thanks for your time for reading this :).

+2 votes   news: AQP City News: LPV, A big Map
XenonFORT Jun 28 2014 says:

Nice progress since I tested the Free 2 Play version, good work on this :).

So far, I miss Ragdolls from dead bodies (from 7.5 fresh beta), it was a real pain in the arse with the small non-hostile npc, but never had a problem with the worm-like hostiles going ragdoll mode, as they seem to brake themselves thanks to it's body, which was really good.

I also noticed that now, when you drop something, it has a probability to spawn on the floor something totally different from what you dropped.

Another thing that I would like is a way to loot faster, as each time I get something from a box, both menus reset, making it slower to get everything.

I would also like that the inventory had memory, so I don't have to scroll always down to where I want, and also memorized what tabs I have colapsed and what not, It's annoying to have to scroll though 57 BPs that I already have to see my other items.

Other thing I wouldn't say no are some buttoms to Collapse all/compress all tabs, and a show only items in inventory buttom too. Finally an option to hide all already reseached bps on inventory would be really useful to fast check if you got anything new to research.

Being able to select a group of items with ctrl + click and shift + click like in any os explorer would become handy too.

That's all I can remind so far, I understand it's a beta, but still I think by now the inventory should be as straighfoward and intuitive as possible, and all these things could contribute to that, imho.

Thanks for your time, good luck, and see you in the game :)

+1 vote   news: Week @ Code}{atch
XenonFORT Apr 18 2014 says:

Not much time lately, but I would love to be invited, from Spain (EU).

Edit: Forgot to say that I'm following the mod since it's beginnings, loved some things back then, like the explosive arrow (not sure if it still there), also liked that you had to charge the bow to adjust distance, a long way since then, back then I had hope for another now dead western hl2 mod).

Have fun, and thanks for reading this :).

+1 vote   news: Steam release is near.
XenonFORT Feb 22 2014 says:

Yet it doesn't fix the worst flaw (imho) CryEngine itself has: No multiplayer AIs, be it NPCs or Simulated PC. I deserve this mod the best, but it still missing what I really miss on vanilla wars.

Have fun :)

+1 vote   mod: Crysis Wars EXtended
XenonFORT Feb 7 2014 says:

Ok, for those that had the same problem as me (and everyone who downloads this very same pack should have as it is an error inside it): Get the "Static Meshes" folder's files (should just be 1) and move it to "StaticMeshes" UT's folder (Notice the space in the folder inside the pack, which is causing the error)

Or you can just rename the folder inside the .rar file and delete the space in "Static Meshes" so it becomes "StaticMeshes" and it should go to the right place when you uncompress it.

I hope this helps :).

+2 votes   download: Jack carver and Fische11 V5 for BW 2.5
XenonFORT Jan 26 2014 says:

I just checked and comments from ModDB and IndieDB are shared, a really smart idea knowing that most of us use ModDB mostly for everything.

Said that here is an small gift that I already posted on the greenlight page of the game, to make the wait for those eaging to get their hands into the game a bit shorter:

The guy who plays it seems to have more interest in exploring than in building stuff, but thanks to the comments and the chat between the devs and the streamers you should get a good idea of what to expect from the release.

See you all tomorrow (for me at least here in Europe), have fun and good luck with everything :)

+1 vote   game: Signs of Life
XenonFORT Jan 25 2014 says:

It's funny to see that some mod for the Gldsrc Engine releases their code before than the engine itself... Valve should learn from this.

Thanks, you really gained my appreciation.

Have fun and good luck with NS2 future and your future projects :).

+1 vote   news: Natural Selection source code now available!
XenonFORT Dec 15 2013 replied:

Well thanks to everyone who made this mod awesome. I hope at least we can get the last version of this, even if it a development one.

Thanks for the time used to make this great mod, and I hope it will get the attention it deserves.

Good luck, and have fun :).

+3 votes   mod: OccupationCS: Source
XenonFORT Dec 9 2013 says:

Nice show, but I really miss some masterpieces of moding aswell as good know ones from the old days, like Firearms (Half-Life), Sven Co-Op (Half-life), Infiltration (UT99) and well I could continue listing, but I think everyone with age and knowledge know it.

Besides of that, is good to see an small footage of modding history :).

+2 votes   news: ModDB Hall Of Fame - Celebration of 17 Years of Modding
XenonFORT Nov 28 2013 says:

It's awesome to see that this mod is still in development. To be honest, I would get ready for when the GoldSrc Engine gets updated and made free(Not open source, but people will not have to buy half-life to use its mods) by the Sven-Coop team, it may open new ways of optimization and customization.

Again, good luck with the project, and have fun :)

+1 vote   news: BZSmod anno 2013
XenonFORT Nov 9 2013 says:

Gratz for the steam release, you really deserve it ^^.

Just one question, will there be any kind of multiplayer? If I remember well a kind of co-op Multiplayer was planned long ago, but not sure what happened with that.

Sorry if I you already said something about this subject, but I would really love to play this game with others in the same world.

Thanks you for your time, and I hope you the best for your game, good luck and have fun ^^.

+2 votes   news: Latest update is out!
XenonFORT Aug 4 2013 replied:

(Second part of the replied message, sorry for the inconvenience :/)

To be honest, as I finished already the game once in vanilla, what I aim now to play is a kind of freemode that let me be free and not encapsulated into a mission, being able to learn how to make chemicals and prepare healthy food from npcs and/or with books, be able to camp, maybe form a group, being able to help individual npcs so they befriend you and give you better deals.

I suppose most of this "sandbox" ideas doesn't fit well in what misery goals are in near future, but aren't so far from what it already achieved, and could add what is left to create a true surviving experience in the zone. Just a few key maps more and it could be awesome, for example, an abandoned lab (maybe the Pripyat lab could be re-used for this) which you can secure and capture, for yourself or any faction, and let chemists work there for an small fee on their profits, make your own drugs or other kind of things there, that stuff.

Maybe I just dream to put the best of the TES series into a great survival game, but I think if it done right it could create one of the most awesome things ever achieved in video-games, again, imho.

So good luck with the project, I can't wait what the team can achieve in the future, thanks for your dedication and best whishes.

Last but not least, I have an strange bug: When I use the lantern with "o", the guy grabs it like any other detector, thus making the lantern point weirdly at me. Any way to fix it? Thanks in advance ^^.

+2 votes   mod: MISERY
XenonFORT Aug 4 2013 says:

Well, the mod is really for hardcore players, that's for sure. I really miss a kind of "freerun" gamemode in which you start as "nobody" and gain some reputation, do some jobs that could be somehow randomly generated (rescuing an stalker besieged by badints, and vice versa, and those kind of things) procceduraly generated stashes, like spawning a non-important npc that hides anywhere part of his loot, for example.

Also a way to cultivate mushrooms, or any other kind of stuff, to make yourself drugs or just plain food would be great, as I had to relay on others npcs killing pseudo-animals to actually be able to get some money, as some of them are really tough even for the starting rifle of the sniper class. Being able to recycle the used ammo with the right equiment would be also really aprecciated in my humble opinion.

Well, the mod is really for hardcore players, that's for sure. I really miss a kind of "freerun" gamemode in which you start as "nobody" and gain some reputation, do some jobs that could be somehow randomly generated (rescuing an stalker besieged by badits, and vice versa, and those kind of things) procceduraly generated stashes, like spawning a non-important npc that hides anywhere part of his loot, for example.

Also a way to cultivate mushrooms, or any other kind of stuff, to make yourself drugs or just plain food would be great, as I had to relay on others npcs killing pseudo-animals to actually be able to get some money, as some of them are really tough even for the starting rifle of the sniper class. Being able to recycle the used ammo with the right equiment would be also really aprecciated in my humble opinion.

(End of first part, second will be added as reply, as the message initially had more than 2000 chars :/ )

+2 votes   mod: MISERY
XenonFORT Aug 1 2013 replied:

It could be a main cvar like sv_powerupcontrol, with the values 0, 1, and 2.
0 would use the default mod config times; 1 would let the server admin choose the values (time, ammount of health restored, etc) of the powerups; and 2 would use the parameters that the map designer assigned to the powerups, be it globally or locally (for example, the mapper wants to optimize powerups so the one that is secrectly placed could give the finder a real advantage for the risk involved in getting it, or just to create a great gunfight in a special area). Of course, the values for each thing are totally up to the one who implements it.
About the cvars for each powerup, could be that anything besides -1 or 0 would set the time/health that each powerup, 0 would use the map defined value for that powerup type and -1 would use the mod default values for that powerup type (again this is up to the one who implements it).

Now talking about weapons, I hope the Mac-10 comes back to stay this time (I really missed it since 2.0, and while the UMP was useful, the feel of "badass Uzi" that had the Mac-10 was unrivaled in my humble opinion). I haven't played the current version so I don't know if it is already back, if so I hope it stays forever this time ^^.

Nothing more to add, I just hope this mod rocks and give a lot of people loads of fun in 9mm or .45 cases xD.

Good luck with the proyect, you really deserve it ^^, Best wishes, a TS Lover.

PD: I supposed it would be implied, but I will write it to leave not intended confussions: Use these ideas however you want, just to see any of them implemented the way you guys feel is enought for me.

+2 votes   mod: Double Action: Boogaloo
XenonFORT Aug 1 2013 says:

Damn it looks like TS but enhaced with the source engine has to offer, it's great to see a mod that does justice to his GldSrc Brother and continues where the first left it off.

That said, I hope it retakes the "matrix" effect on Slow-Pause, as I really liked them more than the John Woo ones, to be honest.

If that's not possible, I hope at least there is an option to choose what kind of effect you want, so people can choose the one they like the most. Not sure if this is feasible on the coder points of view, be it technically impossible or just would waste too much time to code, but well, asking for it never hurts I suppose (and hope).

And talking about game effects, I remember how many times I hope to be able to use slow-pause as long as I wanted back then, as 3 seconds (2 if I remember well in 3.0) was just not enought for me. I know it was for balancing the gameplay, but I just wanted to use a command like the one for slow-motion that let me be on slow-pause as long as I want.

To be honest, I just though something that could be really flexibe and could satisfy everyone (if they are still being pickeable power-ups, if not they could be adapted to the system in use, I hope):

(Replying with the second part of the text, it was too long for a single comment :/)

+2 votes   mod: Double Action: Boogaloo
XenonFORT Jul 17 2013 replied:

About hte Key problem, just requested one on desura and it worked... Odd but at least it is fixed, hopefully this helps anyone with the same problem.

For those who don't knwo it, you request them here ^^:

Have fun ^^.

+1 vote   game: Rooks Keep
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