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18 comments by E-40 on Oct 21st, 2014

Hello.

I am E-40 - the leader of AASC studio, author and the lead developer of such projects as CUBE and OTHER-LIFE: Hatch 18.

Those who monitor our activity for a long time are used to the fact that any news here is usually published on behalf of the whole studio; however, today I am speaking for myself - and I think you will understand why.

I have to announce that I am leaving the modding industry - cannot say for how long, unfortunately. It must be mentioned that I give up my work on CUBE and Hatch 18 against my own will. There is a reason of such radical decision, and it is rather trivial...

A week ago I faced problems with the computer which I use to work on my projects. Visit to a service centre proved that these technical problems are very serious. The computer simply doesn't work, and as it was the only computer which had the technical characteristics necessary for development, I don't have an opportunity to continue my work on mods.

I hasten to tell you, however, that archived materials for CUBE and Hatch 18 were not harmed, and their latest copies are stored on the external hard drives. Nothing is lost - and that is good news.

But at the moment I don't have any reserve working machine that could be used to continue work. I do not have money to repair the old computer or to buy a new one, either. Recently I had to spend rather big sums, and I am not expecting huge profit until the end of 2014 - that is bad news.

I was trapped in a banal, but unpleasant situation: all my projects are okay and no materials were lost, but I cannot work with them in the near future because of the reasons described above.

Because all the AASC work heavily relies on me, that means a stop in the work of the whole studio and closing/freezing of its
projects.

If that wretched computer had broken down earlier, in the summer, I would have managed to solve the problem with its repair or even purchase of the new machine - but the things have coincided in a really unlucky way. That is why I think that I should temporarily leave modding and close the projects - not to give airy promises to the people who are waiting. Surely, I will do everything in my power to solve the problem and return some time in the future, but I can't guarantee anything.

I ask everyone who kept an eye on the work of my studio to be understanding and to refrain from unnecessary comments. Both you and me had high hopes for the release of CUBE V3, but "force majeur" occurred too fast and suddenly (especially for me). I am not excited about the new prospects, but I do not have much choice in this situation.

I am sorry if this announcement has been a disappointment for you.

Е-40, leader of AASC

18/10/2014

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Здравствуйте.

Я Е-40 – лидер студии AASC, автор и главный разработчик таких проектов, как CUBE и OTHER-LIFE: Hatch 18. Все те, кто давно следит за нашей деятельностью, уже привыкли, что обычно любая новость, публикуемая здесь, представляется не от лица одного конкретного человека, а от всей студии AASC в целом, но в этот раз формат вещания немного изменён. Сегодня я пишу только от своего имени – и, думаю, вы поймете, почему.

Я бы хотел сообщить, что нынче отхожу от дел. То есть полностью ухожу из модостроительства. На какой срок, сам пока не знаю. Скажу сразу, что прекращаю я работу над проектами CUBE и Hatch 18 вопреки своему желанию. Что же стало причиной столь радикального решения, я постараюсь пояснить ниже.

А причина, на первый взгляд, до банальности проста.
Неделю назад я снова столкнулся с неполадками компьютера, на котором обычно и делаю все свои работы. Как показал поход в мастерскую, сами неполадки очень серьёзные, и они именно технического характера. Самый простой результат, вытекающий из этого – компьютер просто не работает, а следовательно, мне не на чем продолжить работу над модами, ибо такой компьютер, своими техническими параметрами удовлетворяющий необходимым в работе требованиям, был всего один.

Но спешу заявить, что архивы по проектам CUBE и Hatch 18 никак не пострадали, и их самые последние копии лежат на съёмных жёстких дисках. Ничего не утеряно – это хорошо.

Но на данный момент у меня нет никакого запасного рабочего «железа», на котором бы можно было продолжить работу. Как, собственно, и нет денег на починку или покупку нового компьютера, потому что у меня и так совсем недавно были довольно большие затраты, а крупных денежных средств не предвидится как минимум до конца текущего 2014-го года – это плохо.

Я оказался в той банальной, но одновременно и не очень хорошей ситуации, когда вроде бы все мои проекты целы и ничего не потерялось, но мне буквально не на чем продолжить свою работу, и выйду я из этого положения ещё очень нескоро, по уже вышеописанным причинам.
Так как на мне вся работа в AASC и держится, то мой долгий выход из работы над модами влечёт за собой и выход из работы всей студии, с последующим закрытием/замораживанием самих проектов.
Если бы этот несчастный компьютер сломался раньше, ещё летом, то я бы смог решить вопрос с его починкой или даже покупкой нового – а так всё совпало крайне неудачно. Поэтому я и считаю, что мне будет лучше уйти на время из модоиндустрии и закрыть все проекты, дабы не давать ожидающим пустых обещаний. Я, конечно, постараюсь сделать всё от меня зависящее, чтобы решить проблему и когда-нибудь вернуться снова, но точно я ничего обещать не стану, особенно в плане сроков.

Всех, кто когда-то следил за работой моей студии, прошу отнестись к сложившейся ситуации с пониманием и воздержаться от излишних комментариев. И вы, и я одинаково возлагали надежды на грядущий выход CUBE V3, но беда случилась слишком быстро и внезапно, особенно для меня. Я не очень-то в восторге от такой перспективы, но ввиду сложившихся обстоятельств я не волен выбирать.
Простите, если я кого-то разочаровал.

Е-40 – лидер студии AASC
18.10.2014

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godswarpawn
godswarpawn Apr 28 2013, 10:28pm says:

@E-40 ...I'm...Scared...I don't know if I should be manly and go through the game...I-I'm...S-...

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E-40 Creator
E-40 Apr 29 2013, 1:44am replied:

LOLWUT?

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom Apr 16 2013, 3:49am says:

I don't know if many people noticed but the references go way beyond just LOST and Portal. I can really appreciate this mod. I was surprised by the shear length of it...sure I would normally consider that a con as so many of the best mods or short and sweet. I made an exception for this beauty.

The mod was difficult in a good way and some absolutely terrible ways. Some cool ideas were bogged down by bad execution (electric fuse maze) and (impossible visual cues).

Other than that, I really can't wait to play Hatch 18. I really like the direction the demo went so I think all should be good.

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bigcockmonster2001
bigcockmonster2001 May 4 2013, 4:39pm replied:

This 'CUBED' mod is probably apart of the fallout 3 mod Cube experimental

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GlassFortress
GlassFortress Mar 28 2013, 9:21am says:

I don't know why you have the "We're sorry if you didn't like this mod" in the credits. The mod is quite excellent. I just finished the "Secret" ending and I have to admit that the mod was quite fun and exciting if not frustrating and outright horrifying in some spots.

A great mod and a great effort on it. With the time I sunk into it I think it took me longer to beat just the regular ending than it did for me to beat any of the other Valve games.

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Selyp
Selyp Mar 16 2013, 2:35pm says:

CUBE was my Mod of the Week! - Youtube.com

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Selyp
Selyp Mar 18 2013, 8:27pm replied:

Also doing a full let's play on this mod. Probably the best Half Life 2 mod I have played yet. Love all the Aperture and LOST references.

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Cylek
Cylek Mar 12 2013, 2:15pm says:

Mod looks great except for one tiny detail, VERTEX_BUFFER_SIZE is too small, causing the game to crash and making the mod unplayable. if i missed a fix some where in the comments please atleast point it out.

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Pauolo
Pauolo Mar 14 2013, 3:50pm replied:

I think keeping the flashlight off is the best way so far to avoid the game to crash, or at least that's what I was doing in the maps that had the vertex issue.

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E-40 Creator
E-40 Mar 13 2013, 12:44am replied: +1 vote   reply to comment
Cylek
Cylek Mar 13 2013, 12:54pm replied:

Thanks for pointing it out. :)

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Cylek
Cylek Mar 13 2013, 1:28pm replied:

New error, this time its the Index buffer :D, wasn't given a parameter for this one.

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E-40 Creator
E-40 Mar 14 2013, 7:41am replied:

In this case, according to the last news, I can only advice you to wait until the end of 2013 when CUBE V3 will be released; in that version, all these problems will be fixed.

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