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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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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Black_garuga Oct 5 2011 says:

this looks amazing! i cant wait to play this tomorrow! :D

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JrComissarValvatorez Sep 8 2011 says:

Looks like he had to scrap that last level and work from scratch, ouch.


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toastedjam Aug 27 2011 says:

I'm straight and I thought this mod was pretty good, and it has a very present day moral that is very common in today's society. It's made for everyone, straight and gay. All it does is that it shows the life of a gay man through his eyes. I guess this mod was created to show that even gay people are human beings and also share the same problems and relationship issues with spouses that we heterosexuals have every single day.

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[A]Doppler Sep 25 2011 replied:

I agree, all though sexuality shouldn't even be an issue these days. It's interesting to see a different take on a game, shouldn't people be complimenting the creative art take on this rather than trying to be god forgive me 'politically correct'.

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jjuaslol Aug 26 2011 buried:


..............was this mod made for homos?......and...everyone..here is gay..................O..K im not offending anyone here but this mod was made for homos so im not going to download it........

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Fujjin Aug 27 2011 replied:

Are you really this stupid? This mod was made to show straight, and homosexual relationships go the same way, it's made to show both are human, and you sound like a true homophobe.

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metroid13 Aug 26 2011 replied:

We're all queer down here.

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MartyrT Aug 26 2011 replied:

No, but it was made for people that can use the ellipsis properly... <--- SEE THAT? THREE DOTS. Not seven, not thirteen, THREE!

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Radiatoryang Aug 26 2011 replied:

Sorry, this mod was made exclusively for homosexuals. Heterosexuals shouldn't even be able to visit this profile! I'll ask ModDB to look into that. Make sure you've unchecked the "Show gay mods too" checkbox in your ModDB profile settings. Again, I'm really sorry.

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toastedjam Aug 27 2011 replied:

Is that sarcasm I sense...

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maraken Aug 26 2011 replied:


So in your perspective, the creator of this mod hasn't played or didn't want to play Max Payne, Grand theft auto, and other games with heterosexual interactions between protagonists, just because he's gay?

Also, the mod isn't aimed at homosexual men. It isn't even a love story (depends on your view on love stories though). It's a story of a broken marriage (if I got it right..). And no, there are no sex scene's in the mod (at least, to my knowledge ^^).

Sorry man, but your comment is just plain stupid. So you wouldn't want to watch Broke back mountain, A single man, milk and others any time soon?

*sigh* You're missing out on a fantastic mod *sigh*

And by the way, for your information, I'm not homosexual. So I've dis-proven your second statement as well.

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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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