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The M.I.N.E. community gets a rare opportunity to decide the next sneak peek video's content. You speak. We listen. Groovy.

Posted by DrBlizzard on Jun 14th, 2011


The Choice Is Yours Poll


As we are continually developing, wrecking, improving, corrupting, and repairing this mod, we find ourselves engaged to the point of near oblivion to all else around us.

What this means, is that sometimes the faucet of content runs dry.

So to help our fans along, we'd like to propose a short, brief, contest in which participants can choose the next M.I.N.E. Sneak Peek movie content, from a selection of potential choices.

The way this works is simple; simply reply to the forum with your election, and the majority vote will win. The poll winner will be announced after the final results are tallied.

The contest will be open from the time of this posting, until Saturday, June 18th. The winner's content will be posted as the next M.I.N.E. sneak peak shortly thereafter.


  1. Weapons Demo II - Featuring weaponry to be included in M.I.N.E., in a variety of scenarios.
  2. Atmosphere demo - Featuring the creepy, eerie side of M.I.N.E., with all of the enhanced goodness
  3. Stealth With White Night Vision - What can you do with the right tools of the trade? Find out.
  4. Uninterrupted Gameplay - An at-length view of realistic gameplay, including all menus and interactions.

*Please indicate choices by 1-4, corresponding to the order listed above.

Who will win?

The choice is yours!

Separation | Anxiety
M.I.N.E. Team Lead

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Wobistdu Jun 14 2011, 9:28pm says:


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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 14 2011, 10:39pm replied:

Ich bin im Florida :)

Thanks for voting!

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SetaKat Jun 15 2011, 1:28am replied:

Something tells me I'm going to need to be working on animations in the SDK soon...

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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 15 2011, 4:36am replied:

Naw, it's OK. I'll just keep enduring missing animations files and CTD that happen after two hours of work.

Levity aside, you're a tremendous help.

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SetaKat Jun 15 2011, 5:59am replied:

Meh, I'll just watch the weapon demo, find that old list you sent me, dig up the configs folder from one of the build versions you sent my way and see what animations it needs, form a new list, and get those animation sorted out so you can start getting some of the new and unique weapons in.
Also, hows that suit code working out?

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BurningSky93 Jun 15 2011, 1:35am says:


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nijbu Jun 15 2011, 2:45am says:


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Lito.LV Jun 15 2011, 4:13am says:

4 (:

It seems the most interesting content may be seen here. (:

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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 15 2011, 4:35am says:

Hmm. 3 votes for the un-edited gameplay, and 1 for the weapons demos. It'll be interesting to see who wins here; in either event, it's going to be a fun ride.

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Beac Jun 15 2011, 4:52am says:


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GlassPirate Jun 15 2011, 4:58am says:

1 mixed with 2? Pleaaaassseee? XD

But nah, I'd have to go with 2 if I have to pick one.

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Lito.LV Jun 15 2011, 6:08am says:

Better yet, cant we have all of them? :D

Pretty please with a cherry on top. ^_^

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OnlySolus Jun 15 2011, 6:27am says:

4 I get two votes btw (if Wulric wasn't dead he would vote 4 to).

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Xetrill Jun 15 2011, 7:50am says:

4. Definitely.

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キレックス Jun 15 2011, 7:57am says:


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nashathedog Jun 15 2011, 8:07am says:

4 uninterrupted

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Astyr Jun 15 2011, 8:56am says:


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ExoMonolith6 Jun 15 2011, 9:24am says:

im going to have to go with 4 it seems the best way to see some of the mod

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OmeG Jun 15 2011, 10:39am says:

4 should show us 1,2 & 3 ;p lookin forward to the demo guys!

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roro66 Jun 15 2011, 10:42am says:

2 :D

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Prone Jun 15 2011, 3:53pm says:


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CombatWombat101 Jun 15 2011, 8:48pm says:

I'm going to have to vote 4; I want to be popular.

Seriously though, 4 sounds like the business.

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Shadow85 Jun 15 2011, 8:51pm says:


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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 16 2011, 1:29am says:

Wow! Four is really tearing up the vote track - this is encouraging. Also, what do you guys think of locale? What area would you like to see?

Have you had enough of the Cordon or Swamps? Do you want to move to the Swamps, and really want to see more? Do you embellish the idea of living with the bandits?

4 isn't the winner yet, but for any video, an idea of the locale's you'd like to see are a good thing. That way, I can "put it up for consideration".

I also shot some footage of a silenced (yes, silenced) sniper rifle taking out bandits across the bridge to Limansk last night, toying with the idea, using the "elite" white night vision.

Thanks to everyone who's contributing feedback! You're putting life into the mod. :)

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Lito.LV Jun 16 2011, 5:32am replied:

I think any area is good, just shows us part[s] with most fun/most new features in M.I.N.E.
Btw, Video at least 10 minutes, dont rip us off. :D

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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 16 2011, 4:08pm replied:

The only caveat to a longer video is file size. I usually shoot the footage in native 720 since my pansy 5770 can't handle doing max settings AND FRAPS at 1920x1080.

At 1280x720, file sizes stack up REAL quick, and as you can see in some videos, I try to preserve the ol' 60 FPS hallmark, too.

720 video at 60FPS chews through storage like a rat through a wood wall.

To that end, I think I can still do a sizeable (more than 10 minute) video, but it WILL take some time to render, let alone plan.

I already have several ideas as to what to shoot, and where, both figuratively, and literally. :)

Cheat the fans?

As Buddy Holly said, "That'll be the day... when I die".

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jjawinte Jun 16 2011, 3:32am says:

Hell yeah - 2 !!

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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 16 2011, 4:11pm replied:

This is a great choice, personally. It really shows off the "horror" elements in the game, which are often missed in the mix of guns-blazing action otherwise depicted.

Suffice it to say, there are some areas I won't go to after dark in this game. :)

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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 16 2011, 4:15pm says:


1: 1
2: 4
3: 1
4: 12

Four might be the apple in everyone's eye at the moment, but it's not too late to have you voice heard!

Contest ends on Saturday, June 18th 2011, at 12:00PM CDT (GMT -6).

Thanks again to everyone providing feedback. It really helps us mold this into something that will be enjoyable for everyone.

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SetaKat Jun 16 2011, 5:46pm replied:

You counting the votes on the main page as well, or just here?

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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 16 2011, 7:09pm replied:

Just here. I figured if the votes have hanging chads, swinging chads, or partially punched out chads, I won't be counting them towards the total. :)

And yes, those are references to the idiotic recounts of the infamous recent American presidential election where candidates demanded recounts of poorly submitted voting slips. :)

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ildamos Jun 17 2011, 11:38am says:

A little late to the party but here goes: 4.

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SetaKat Jun 17 2011, 7:45pm replied:

There is still over a day to go, if I've worked out the times zone correctly.

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RobertSteele Jun 17 2011, 3:37pm says:

As the guy before me said: 4.

It's a win-win. We get a little bit of everything, most probably.

I want to see some bandits eat buckshot and go flinging with Hollywood physics!

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ChielScape Jun 18 2011, 8:38am says:

4 but it needs to include a lot of 1

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DrBlizzard Author
DrBlizzard Jun 19 2011, 4:28am says:

Well, the contest is over!

One Texas Instruments Calculator, a dozen counting beans, one abacus, and three penny weights later, it appears four crippled the competition without even trying.

We appreciate all the valued feedback, and will begin construction of the new movie as soon as possible. Users are advised to keep a 300m perimeter around the work area to avoid being caught in the blast radius.

Warning to the users in the front four rows:
You will get wet.

Thank you.

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Lito.LV Jun 19 2011, 4:33am replied:

Wat? :D

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