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    AlexM reacted to will2k in What's going on with your life?   
    Be ready for this to happen, a lotūüĎá
    Pro tip: have a pencil nearby for such emergency 

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    AlexM got a reaction from blackdog in What music have you listened to recently?   
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    AlexM got a reaction from blackdog in What are you playing now?   
    Ah that's probably why I didn't follow up. I am not a fan of stealth games from that era especially.
     
    That said, too many people have told me how great this series is. Will def try at some point this year.
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    AlexM got a reaction from blackdog in What are you playing now?   
    I think I own both those games but have never tried them.. godammit steam... :X
     
    Will add the to the list!
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    AlexM reacted to -HP- in What are you playing now?   
    Dishonored 2.
    Play both if you haven't yet... and their expansions. they're phenomenal games. 
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    AlexM got a reaction from dmu in What are you playing now?   
    So much Risk of Rain2. Had a 3 hour run last night :X
     
    Also started the new Yakuza game. So far so good!
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    AlexM reacted to blackdog in What's going on with your life?   
    I was made redundant last Aug. 6 months and 127 applications later I finally got a job offer on Tuesday.
    Just found out the company has been bought by a couple of billionaire brothers that have offloaded half the acquisition price as debt on the company... *brace*brace*
    Highlight of this experience was landing an interview with a AAA studio as my first application, despite my limited and ageing portfolio. Hopefully I can focus on game dev stuff now and look for jobs in the industry going forward, or make something of my own.
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    AlexM reacted to dux in OLDSKOOL   
    I just found this old map from back in the day. Think I posted shots of it on here during the glory days when I was 16/17. Gonna go have a mid life CRYSIS.
     
     

     



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    AlexM reacted to ThunderKeil in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Ah, taking the Bethesda route hm?
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    AlexM reacted to -HP- in Cyberpunk 2077   
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    AlexM reacted to FMPONE in ILL   
    Jesus Christ, this game is like an ‚Äúeyeballs where your nipples should be‚Ä̬†simulator. I got violently ILL from a five second teaser
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    AlexM reacted to dux in Resident Evil Village   
    So sick of pre orders.
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    AlexM reacted to Pericolos0 in What's going on with your life?   
    lmao, almost a million bucks to live in a blando suburb where theres nothing to do but go to the mall and you have to drive to get anywhere
     
    home prices are nuts all over the west coast *cries in seattle*
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    AlexM reacted to -HP- in What's going on with your life?   
    Where I am in OC is a little better if you compare it to SF, sure. The bay area specifically is the most expensive city in the US, even more than Manhattan now. Just before the pandemic hit, a 1 bedroom studio was averaging $3500 a month there, I think it went down a bit since then because everyone's leaving these expensive cities, the "California exodus" is a very real thing, most of my neighbors that are not 60+ are either leaving or considering leaving, there's moving trucks every week around here.
    Renting a 20ft uhaul truck used to cost you 700 bucks for 5 days, now it went up to more than 4000 if you're leaving CA, and you're probably looking at a few weeks wait. These are crazy times...
    And yeah, you're right we're not tied to a location, which is definitely good, you can go look for a better life somewhere else now more than ever, deffo one of the silver linings of WFH.
    Dude tell me about it, it's unbelievable, the older you get the weirder the concept of time gets. People love saying "time flies" but that term doesn't really cut it, I think the notion of time changes as you age. I remember back in school times, 3 months used to fucking streeeetch forever, now it's literally a flash.
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    AlexM reacted to blackdog in What's going on with your life?   
    Yeah have a friend that moves to Montreal for a few months every year for work and when I startd talking Canada he was questioning if I really would like to shovel snow every morning lol.
    I'm all for dry cold (or dry heat). Wet is just shit. You go out and you get muddy, wet... the house can get mould and so on.
    My year in Namibia was so much better than one summer in NE Italy despite temps in Africa are obviously hotter. Same loved my holiday in Iceland, lots of snow, dry cold... wear the right gear and you don't even feel it.
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    AlexM got a reaction from blackdog in What's going on with your life?   
    I went on vacation to Montreal a couple years ago in August and absolutely loved it. Way more interesting city that Vancouver when it comes to nightlife and stuff to do. I was seriously considering moving there.
    I mentioned my thoughts to the security guard at the hotel we were staying and he said "maybe take another vacation here in December before you decide to move here
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    AlexM got a reaction from Radu in What's going on with your life?   
    I went on vacation to Montreal a couple years ago in August and absolutely loved it. Way more interesting city that Vancouver when it comes to nightlife and stuff to do. I was seriously considering moving there.
    I mentioned my thoughts to the security guard at the hotel we were staying and he said "maybe take another vacation here in December before you decide to move here
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    AlexM reacted to -HP- in What's going on with your life?   
    Yeap, exactly this.
    At least Vancouver's weather is way more tolerable, since the pacific ocean (and coast) is way warmer than the atlantic.
    I have a friend who just moved from London to Vancouver this week, he told me that if you look at the avg temps between both cities during this time of year, you'd think they're about the same, but Vancouver feels way warmer. This actually sent me down one of those internet rabid holes, and turns out there's other aspects to how cold it feels that temperature (C/F) can't read, there's the dew point and relative humidity and others that might or might not be less relevant like how far you are from the arctic jet streams. So since London tends to feel more humid, 10c will feel way colder than 10c in drier location, which will just feel cool.
    But yes, fuck the cold man... I can take rainy weather, but I'm not a fan of freezing my ass off!
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    AlexM got a reaction from ElectroSheep in What's going on with your life?   
    I went on vacation to Montreal a couple years ago in August and absolutely loved it. Way more interesting city that Vancouver when it comes to nightlife and stuff to do. I was seriously considering moving there.
    I mentioned my thoughts to the security guard at the hotel we were staying and he said "maybe take another vacation here in December before you decide to move here
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    AlexM reacted to ElectroSheep in What's going on with your life?   
    Also fuck the cold. I wish I was in California or somewhere hotter right now 
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    AlexM reacted to blackdog in What's going on with your life?   
    My 1.5 years old was pointing at my tshirt last night, so she can now say Doom almost perfectly #goals #gamerdad

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    AlexM reacted to blackdog in ILL   
    A seemingly micro-team is making this horror game that to me looks already more interesting than Scorn and others.
    Bit too much bobbing/sway imo, makes it feel like it's VR... but look at that dismemberment.
    Bit weird that they are going with a Patreon for this at the moment.
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    AlexM reacted to kpedersen in OpenRadiant: A heavily modified Quake III level editor, made generic to integrate with any engine or workflow   
    Pretty much any game engine that can import .obj files. UE4, Unity, Irrlicht, Ogre3D etc... it should be good for.
    As for actual games (i.e modding existing games), most of them that allow for loading custom maps interestingly enough are usually based on Quake or Unreal engines. In which case there are better alternatives suited specifically for Quake (ironically OpenRadiant is not the best for Quake since it is now too generic!) some are:
    TrenchBroom (a modern recreation) NetRadiant / NetRadiant custom https://github.com/Garux/netradiant-custom Valve's Hammer Editor My personal recommendation would be NetRadiant Custom. It is pretty much the most modern of the "Radiant" level editors and is well suited for Quake. Interestingly it does also have .obj export but it still can only read textures from the Quake engine folder (pak, pk3 files). However it uses the classic Quake tools (q3map2, etc) to build a .bsp and do lightmap baking, etc before it can be loaded by the game.
    Both TrenchBroom and NetRadiant-custom are actually starting to see more "per-vertex" tools, making them really flexible and bringing them more inline with how 3D modelling tools can be used. Makes sense so quake maps can finally move away from their traditional "boxy look"
    You could pass the .map file from OpenRadiant directly through q3map2 .bsp compiler for use in Quake. You could even export to .obj and then use Blender for a few touchups and re-export to .map. It won't be quite as fun though.
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    AlexM reacted to Corvus in [UE4] [WIP] Ryokan   
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    AlexM reacted to kpedersen in OpenRadiant: A heavily modified Quake III level editor, made generic to integrate with any engine or workflow   
    I certainly like the idea of it. I do admire the efforts of Khronos trying to push a new open standard. I suppose what remains to be seen is if people accept it or not. One thing I have learnt so far is that often the most annoying file formats to deal with seem to become the ones that everyone wants!
    As it stands, OpenRadiant -> .obj -> Blender -> gltf might have to suffice. I suppose with a decent script for Blender to also add useful metadata (lights, entities), it isn't a bad workflow. OpenRadiant does also write out a .ent file along with the .obj providing that information so it wouldn't be too bad.
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