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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12 comments by Radiatoryang on Jun 1st, 2010

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


Anyway.

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.

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Radiator 1-2: Handle With Care

Radiator 1-2: Handle With Care

Jul 13, 2009 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

Jun 6, 2009 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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スイッチ君
スイッチ君 Feb 3 2011, 12:03pm says:

This mod is confusing as hell. The secound chapter, where the scenerio is about 2 gay couples getting councling help, when I get into the guy's head, everytime I put the boxes where they are suppose to, the female councler tells me I'm not being civil and not nice "to my partner". Everytime I break the box, it seems like I'm making a point there and being nice.

At the end, it seems like the gay couples break up and that's the end?? I don't get this mod at all!! Someone please help. D:

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Nemesisurvivorleon
Nemesisurvivorleon Feb 9 2011, 3:12pm replied:

haven't played yet but it sounds like they just reversed the expected outcomes.

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Torr3
Torr3 Feb 14 2011, 7:29am replied:

if you dont destroy the boxes, put them on the right place, they will stay together ^^
and he says "i never knew you felt like that" or something, so maybe in all the anger when oppressing the stressful memories he also talks about how he feels and says important stuff that makes his partner understand and still wants to be together
while if you destroy the memories i imagine you will talk ******** and the partner decides he wants a divorce

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meecrob
meecrob Feb 3 2011, 10:31am says:

dead? like 1+ year late whit the update...
Shame. It was a good mod

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スイッチ君
スイッチ君 Jan 31 2011, 9:59pm says:

What is this mod suppose to be? Can anyone explain it to me please?

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p-brane
p-brane Jan 30 2011, 4:28pm says:

interesting concept, i liked the dreamscape simulation.

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Noxian
Noxian Jan 30 2011, 1:03pm says:

Really really amazing mod. Can't wait for 1-3. gogo. rls it :D

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Sammy123100
Sammy123100 Jan 25 2011, 4:44pm says:

a mod for ep2?
may i just ask why it is in the normal half life 2 mods section rather than the ep2 section?

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workbench
workbench Jan 24 2011, 8:54am says:

so, if i manage not to destroy his memory, do they stay married? lol its a bit deep no?

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paladinx829
paladinx829 Jan 24 2011, 8:13pm replied:

still workin?

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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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