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7 comments by Urby on Dec 3rd, 2014

Several sites featured our news article as thousands of Internet goers shared and retweeted. Reactions were mixed of course. For every person saying that the GoldSource engine still held up today, another would ask "What's the point?"

We have voiced our opinions on the GoldSource engine before in our Q&A videos. It's a part of gaming history, it's classic, it's clunky, it's frustrating, it's... lovable. The sheer number of projects both long running and new on this now 16 year old engine just goes to show that several people still have a special place in their heart for what is essentially a finely mangled Quake engine. :D

We don't expect to get anywhere near as many votes as last year, but we appreciate all the support we get from our followers and if you feel we're still worthy.

For old times sake, here are some of the most popular images from 2014.

The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back
Diversion (WIP) A thank you to our 1,000 followers!
Legalities, legalities... [WIP]

All the best, and Merry Christmas from everyone at SnCGames

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Mehis Oct 8 2013, 2:23am says:

Too bad I happened to miss out the QnA but I guess I can still ask:

Would you say GoldSrc acts as a "positive limitation"? Meaning that you don't have to make everything super high poly with normal and specular maps, etc. Simply because the engine itself cannot handle it.

And follow up question to Urby: Was this one of the reasons to pick GoldSrc over Source?

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Urby Oct 8 2013, 6:45pm replied:

From what little experience I've had with Source at this point, I've actually enjoyed texture creation. GoldSource is limited but you can ramp up the poly count as much as you like. GoldSource is much more friendly to non-modellers such as myself and Archie because props can be made with brushes.

That said, it's not the reason why I went with Goldsource to begin with. I was just far more experienced with the engine that I was with Source.

A lot of the aspects of Source mapping are similar but far more advanced. If I had started this mod in Source it would have died long ago, just another, terrible looking, noob mod. :)

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[MC]Pimpão Oct 6 2013, 3:37am says:

the level design is so detailed that sometimes i have the impression that you're working with the source engine :P

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Urby Oct 7 2013, 4:12pm replied:

Well thank you. :)

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0b1der Sep 14 2013, 5:37pm says:

seems very legit!


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EDOC_32 Sep 13 2013, 4:03pm says:

"The Core" in the Top 100???.. congratulations! is awesome!! :D

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d10sfan Sep 12 2013, 4:37pm says:

Is a Linux version of this mod planned?

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hunk_guerrius Sep 11 2013, 12:18pm says:

So when is this one coming out.

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Urby Creator Online
Urby Sep 12 2013, 8:18am replied:

We're still not able to give an exact date, but we're still hard at work on it. All we can say for now is "as soon as possible."

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Archie_SnC Creator
Archie_SnC Sep 12 2013, 8:25am replied:

Urby has been suitably informed that if it's not released within a previously agreed 'reasonable timeframe' then I will park an elephant on his house. From a hot air balloon.
How did I get it up there in the first place? Science.

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Urby Sep 12 2013, 2:36pm replied:

He'll do it too. This is no idle threat. I got a live demonstration. It was horrifying.

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