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Bad news and good news to report this month, the smallest media release since June.

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THE BAD NEWS
...is that, in terms of showcasing new content, this is the most insignificant update yet. I have done so little work on 99 Bolts that I'm not even producing a video this month. I have a few pictures to show off, just to keep the interest alive for now. My lack of content can be chalked up to all the good news listed below.





THE GOOD NEWS

...is that to continue the theme of good news from last month:

- I have been busy with getting married on 26 September, enjoying a short honeymoon in New Orleans, and getting a week-long vacation in along the way. (It turns out that my lover decided to disown a life of slumming it with a certain wise-cracking, car-racing, woman-stealing punk who spends his Sundays making tragic mockeries of decent podcasts. (Rock on, Emanuel and co.))


- My abandoned maps have gotten posted on Planet Phillip, garnering an average rating of "play it later" according to Phillip's experimental new rating system. Planetphillip.com

- Both the abandoned maps and 99 Bolts itself have gotten a brief mention in two episodes of Podcast 17. Now I'm wondering if Emanuel played the abandoned maps yet, since he wasn't on the podcast when they were discussed. www.podcast17.com

Q/A SESSION
Q: Will I only have 99 crossbow bolts for the whole game, or will I get re-fills, or what?
A: You will only have 99 crossbow bolts from the time you first receive the crossbow to the end of the game. There will never be a re-fill of crossbow bolts in the game. In order to make the best assassinations, you will have to keep at least a few crossbow bolts safe throughout the game. But all the assassinations can be done without the crossbow...you will simply suffer for it.

Q: How will 99 Bolts be released?
A: 99 Bolts will be released in a few chapters based on the locale it takes place in. First release will feature the expansive wasteland I'm designing now. The next release will feature the city you have been making your way to all along. Third release will be named "Chasing Winona". The whole mod's name is 99 Bolts: Chasing Winona, but it is 99 Bolts for short.

Q: What is the story of 99 Bolts?
A: Here's a picture of a custom texture my pal is working on. If you can tell me what real-world organization this symbol belongs to, then you will have an important clue to understanding the story.


GOODBYE, HAWK EYE
Next update will come out in December. I'm going to simply draw this year out as long as I can so December's update is explosive and interesting.

I suppose I have some more elaborative words for you, if you are really interested. You can find them on my personal profile. Moddb.com

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golf888
golf888

congratulation on your marriage and keep up good work :)

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany

Yeah man congrats!!!
And i like your mapping good job!!

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Elementalist
Elementalist

Congratulations!

... Though, sadly, it took me a while to realize that picture was not, in fact, from the Source engine. I was confused for a bit. >_>;

And I've no idea what that logo is. I can't find it. D=

Keep up the good work, in life and in 99 Bolts!

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Bender-ii
Bender-ii

Wow! All the best my man. And "99 Bolts" does look good I'll have to track this one. :)

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Battleroid
Battleroid

Congratulations on your marriage and the work still looks great!

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Lockdown323
Lockdown323

Nice man! Congrats on the marriage and keep cranking out the maps!

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Nebcake
Nebcake

You're a lucky man

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mjnowak
mjnowak

Maps look great, very fallout 3 like, maybe just a little color correction to dull it down? idk i still think it looks good!

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ThatTrunkMonkey
ThatTrunkMonkey

Watch out for those zombies while in New Orleans.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Congratz! And the media looks good!

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zonbie Author
zonbie

For anyone who is reading this message:

Here's another hint to understanding the logo in the final screenshot:

"ITCS"

(If you can tell me what real-world organization that logo belongs to, I'll give you a partial copy of the mod script that I've been writing up since June.)

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