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  1. biXen

    Altered Carbon

    Just throwing this in there, but Altered Carbon reminded me of the old game Beneath a Steel Sky, similar inspirations I'm sure. I liked the series, very low key humor and decent writing, though the main plot/villain story was too stupid for me personally.
  2. When I see the fantastic work that happened on Mapcore in 2017 I feel really unproductive. I guess it's partly age, but it's just so hard to buckle down and get things done. Even if I have cut down to a couple of projects and have everything planned out, I feel productive during the day, but you just want to relax in the evening, that's what I miss about being 25 I can live with the body getting older, but the damn tired mind annoys me. By my standards I had a productive 2017, made a VR demo and a CSGO skin, learned a whole new way of working in my fulltime job. But I wish I could find a way to get at least 10-12 hours a week of solid project time done. Anyone been down that path? It's one of those things that don't make sense to me, because I love to do all the stuff I'm not getting done. So I can't find a logic way of approaching it.
  3. Didn't have a time to check them all out yet, watched a bit of Anders run through. Have to say Biome looks fantastic. Asylum also stood out for me, but I'm more unsure of the gameplay there. Have to check out the rest of his runthrough later, but really great to see such good submissions, congrats all, I know how much work it is. (personally I've wasted my time with Unity and VR, which is fun, but not as fun as this)
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    What I'm Working On

    Gorgeous! (U.S.S. Torsk, lol)
  5. Really really cool, I was hoping the big thing FMPONE was talking about was exactly this. I was craving to work on my map this summer, so that seems like a good match. Only bad thing is I have to learn Blender after 10 years with Maya, oh well, challenge accepted
  6. Well that's encouraging. Should be possible then to get a good result.
  7. Does anyone use it for CSGO though, or is it a half assed implementation? I know the linear workflow very well and I'm quite used to that. But your preferred solution is more along the lines of old Pixar, faking stuff to look good It would be nice to have a base lighting with quadratic, and maybe use some fill light for ambience if need be, but so far it seems tricky. Guess it needs some more experimentation. I need to isolate things in smaller levels for testing I guess.
  8. Being used to physically based lighting, is there any negative impact on using this approach with the Source engine? Or is it implemented in a way where it doesn't matter?
  9. The thing is that some girls you will still think about when you are 80. I still think a lot about this one ex, that was my "the one" so far. And I know from other people that even though they are 100% happy and life is great, they often have this one they never can't stop thinking about. I guess that's life Just have to accept it, fight stupid urges and move on.
  10. LOL, I can relate. I have done everything from walking right past and laughing at 3 girls with car trouble in a music festival parking lot (and I mend my own car so I could probably have done something, but I just didn't consider that this would be a good way to get to know 3 girls) to this girl who always flirted with me in school and was very physical where I suddenly like 10 years later were like. OOOOOOOH, maybe she liked me Thought never crossed my mind earlier and that was a girl I thought were cute and funny but never properly talked to cause I'm stupid. I like to think I have improved, but I'm not sure
  11. Girls are still less of a hassle than Hammer.
  12. Wow, a lot of familiar things in this topic. Especially as I looked up an ex a few days ago, never a good idea. In my defense, there wasn't anything bad about her. I was inexperienced with relationships and kinda freaked out, and when I "woke up" she had been wooed by someone else. I never could get my head around the fear of being hurt so I don't think I lit a fire in her. But she was really perfect in many ways, and sadly I haven't ever found someone that I have felt even half of that for. I had to stop talking to her to get over her, after being friends for a while, but in many ways I have never had a best friend like that again. I have liked and been involved with a lot of women like those OP describe, and I guess that's why I'm over 30 and single with no kids. A lot of manipulative stuff, all girls are to a degree. All decent girls can get a boyfriend any time they feel like it, that may sound very neanderthal thing to say, but it's been true for all people I know. Most "catches" have a line of guys waiting for their relationship status to change. So a situation like the one you describe is very familiar. I know of a lot of women that have been single less than a month their entire life since they were 14, needless to say there has to be some overlap when they find a new guy there. I also want to touch on the topic that many people gave as advice about family. I love my family, but I have never been a guy that talks to my family 4 times a week etc. I also don't share intimate details about my feelings, that's just the way I am. I feel that in many cultures there's a super strong bond to the family, but my opinion is that you should be with people that make you happy. The family doesn't always do that for everyone. In fact they may be negative and hold you back, so I just think it should never be a general rule. Be with whoever makes you feel better, if the family does, super.
  13. Is Train not grassy enough for you? Here is Riverside, 60% more grass!!! J/K. Great looking map, I think you should definitely do what Vaya and Vorontsov suggest though, why build another map when you can just add it to this one. Considering the shitload of work it actually is
  14. Reviews are good, it unlocked right after midnight yesterday so I had a hard time going to bed, but I stayed strong Wasn't planning to play it yet, but I don't think I can resist trying it before working a bit.
  15. It looks amazing, seems like most of it is photogrammetry. Definitely getting it, just probably not now.
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