RADIATOR is a semi-episodic short form single player experimental alt mod for HL2:Ep2 trying to bridge the gaping canyon between Tale of Tales and commercial game design. VOLUME 1, "MORE MATTER," is the FPS without any shooting, the story of Dylan and James in California; stargaze, repress and rationalize. The third part of the trilogy will be released soon. Hopefully.

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Amherst, MA. Dylan's Brain. Much Madness Testing AI movement in the submarine

Some recent interview-ish things I did around the interwebs:

Wired UK did a piece on the state of the mod scene... and ended up only interviewing me and the people behind Desura. Definitely doesn't represent the (much cooler) stuff happening elsewhere on ModDB and places, but I think it's still a cool article in that it kind of tracks current industry attitudes towards modding. Seems like only the big boys like Valve and Blizzard can sustain the biggest mod scenes.

Meanwhile, Jim Rossignol at Eurogamer looks more at the artistic side of mods, focusing on me and Dan Pinchbeck of Dear Esther fame. Apparently we're frontiersmen! Seriously though... maybe we should call ourselves "alt mods" instead of the hastily coined "art mods"?

Much Madness


Progress on "Much Madness" is arduous and slow.

Faceposer is broken in the current SDK build, so I can't edit any of the choreography / lip-sync anything / animate James. (The SDK update in general has been a little less than satisfactory so far, I have to say.) I've been working on other stuff in the meantime, trying to get the first half of the mod working properly, but I keep running into problems with my existing implementations and entity setups so then I have to work on new scripting setups and.. blah blah blah.

This week I also polished off a customized build of "Handle With Care" for an upcoming exhibition at Intermediae in Madrid, Spain, which'll be featured with Dan Pinchbeck's Korsakovia and some other cool indie stuff. I've made some gameplay changes to Handle with Care as a result of Robin Walker's feedback at GDC 2010.

Okay, so right now I'm about... 10 months late on episode three. Eh.

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Teaser

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Teaser

5 years ago News 23 comments

The gist: Radiator 1-3 will be out in March / April 2010. In celebration of my progress (and of re-formatting my computer to install a copy of Windows...

Radiator 1-3 - Progress Report, Call for French / German translator help

Radiator 1-3 - Progress Report, Call for French / German translator help

6 years ago News 11 comments

August = October. Also, I need French and German translators. Please send me a message if you're interested.

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Progress Report

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Progress Report

6 years ago News 17 comments

Um, yeah, I'm totally not going to be done by August. Probably September.

HL2 mod release: Radiator 1-2, Handle With Care

HL2 mod release: Radiator 1-2, Handle With Care

6 years ago News 43 comments

Radiator is a series of experimental semi-episodic short-form single player mods for Half-Life 2: Episode 2... and the second release is out.

A semi-episodic short form single player experimental alt mod for HL2:Ep2 trying to bridge the gaping canyon between Tale of Tales and commercial game design.
Radiator 1-2: Handle With Care

Radiator 1-2: Handle With Care

6 years ago Full Version 58 comments

Radiator, vol. 1 issue 2 (July 2009): HANDLE WITH CARE. You're struggling to repress stressful memories while your worthless husband moans and whines...

Radiator 1-1: Polaris

Radiator 1-1: Polaris

6 years ago Full Version 22 comments

<<< OBSOLETE, DOWNLOAD RADIATOR 1-2 (it includes a patched version of 1-1) >>> Radiator, vol. 1 issue 1 (June 2009): POLARIS. You're stargazing in central...

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JohnSmirnov Oct 9 2012 says:

So much time passed and no Episode 3 : "Much Madness".

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Hecks Aug 22 2012 says:

Really enjoyed this.

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lxcarion Aug 1 2012 says:

cool theme, cool song, i want to play through the house/flower area ;D

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Rus[T] Jul 6 2012 says:

Pff, this is dead or what? Really sad, this was one of my favorite mods years back, I still want to play the remaining episodes!

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Whitelightning51 Apr 30 2012 buried:



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Magnussen Apr 13 2012 says:

More or less patiently awaiting a pulse. One of the first and best sourcemods I ever played.

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M1SF0RTUNE Mar 24 2012 says:

I really wanna play Much Madness =<

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betozg Jan 5 2012 says:

i download it but i can't see it in my game list on steam... i checked my steam folders and it's actually there... so i dont know what's the problem...

oh btw... i don't have episode 2 but i have Source SDK base 2007... is that enough or perhaps that is the problem?

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Bor2571 Mar 16 2012 replied:

you have to restart steam each time you change something.

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some-commie-basterd Nov 12 2011 says:

The whole comment section is a ******* debate.

I personally don't care if you're gay or not just don't go around shoving it in other peoples faces.

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Fujjin Nov 24 2011 replied:

We only have to do that because we are being supressed by ignorant ********. So we can get equal rights, and don't you dare say same sex marriage is sticking it in your face, or I will personally bite your nose off. The gay pride parades are going to continue, and so is the LGBT movement. We won't stop until we get equal rights. I feel it's not too much to ask...

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Aziki Mar 23 2012 replied:

"so we can get equal rights" dude. you have the same rights as everyone else.

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Fujjin May 7 2012 replied:

No, we still can't marry in many places, don't even say women, we can't even have sex with them. We don't get benefits in many places, and we are still being discriminated against in so many places. What's not to understand?

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EscheresquePolygons Jan 26 2012 replied:

Actually, I think the only people who still give a crap about the whole thing are gay people and the asshats who decided that being gay was bad in the first place. I don't think many other people care, but it does get kind of annoying. It's like "Yes, we know, you're different, but we're at a stalemate because of the morons who brought us so many things like Burn a Koran day."

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it moved me, emotionally (a hard challenge for many against me) and you did it. it made me even weep a little, i loved it and hope you get on with the rest, love it and hope more emotional based mods to come...

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