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Visiting the site produced two pop ups, after closing them, the site filled with ads, then the App Store loaded (on my iPad)... I didn't even know that behavior was still a thing?

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Visiting the site produced two pop ups, after closing them, the site filled with ads, then the App Store loaded (on my iPad)... I didn't even know that behavior was still a thing?

 

The free plan of tripod hosting is still ad-based. I usually have ad block enabled and don't get the ads but even without ABP, the site will display a thin horizontal ad banner on the top that won't interfere with browsing the site and won't open any pop-up or take you to other sites unless you click on it. I'm not sure what happened with you :???: , maybe browsing from a tablet exhibits this behavior? or you inadvertently swiped the ad?

 

 

lmao. Good old Tripod. :oops:

 

The article looks excellent, though.

 

lol yeah :D

 

I've had this Tripod site since 2001; before that I used Geocities :cool: to host my site but they kept their free plan at 5 MB storage in 1999-2000 :shock: and I had to make the switch to Tripod when they offered 'gasp' 20 MB of free storage lmao :lol: (end of history lesson :v )

 

Thanks for the support mate, appreciate it :)

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I think the second link  - the Game Banana one is easy enough to get it from - I had issues with the first link as well.

 

I read the two tutorials. Comprehensive, and easy to understand. Surprised to see Sun Tzu quoted in an optimisation guide for the Source engine, but somehow it feels like a good fit :lol:

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I think the second link  - the Game Banana one is easy enough to get it from - I had issues with the first link as well.

 

I read the two tutorials. Comprehensive, and easy to understand. Surprised to see Sun Tzu quoted in an optimisation guide for the Source engine, but somehow it feels like a good fit :lol:

 

Whenever there is a war/battle, Sun Tzu will fit in :D

 

Thanks for your support :)

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Maybe mapcore could host it as well? :)

 

Hey Pampers, thanks for dropping by :)

 

I usually host my papers on my mediafire account and keep a second version on Gamebanana since the site is primarly there to host custom content related to gaming. I wasn't aware that mapcore has hosting services too and if you think hosting my work here will be beneficial, then why not :) .

 

I'll keep that in mind for my next upload ;)

 

With that kind of hosting, I would imagine it to be huge turn off for potential employers.

 

btw, will read the article! Love optimization discussions.  

 

Jason :) , thanks for your input.

 

you're right that without ad block, those pesky ads are annoying for everyone. I didn't upgrade my free hosting plan since I wasn't actively trying to land a job in the gaming industry.

 

I guess it's a bit late now to make the switch to the gaming industry :v; I should have made the jump some 12 years ago when i was still in my early 20s and the industry was still blooming out of its infancy and still accepting "amateurs" :)

 

Thanks again mate and hope you find the 2 papers helpful and enjoyable to read.

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In a related topic to the above, I have published my newest article titled "Hints about Hints - Practical guide on hint brushes placement".

 

It's a technical article in which I showcase how I think about and approach hints placement in Source engine and how I systematically proceed with hint brushes with some practical examples. 

 

Hope it provides helpful insights for aspiring Source mappers and offers a good read for experienced ones.

 

The link is on Gamebanana: Hints about Hints

 

Enjoy the read :)

 

Will2k

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Continuing with the "practical placement guide" series, I have published the 2nd article in the series:

 

It's a technical article that deals with the systematic placement of areaportals in the Source optimization process:

 

Practical guide on areaportals placement

 

The first article in the series was about "hints" published back in June (Hints about Hints - Practical guide on hint brushes placement)

 

The 3rd will cover occluders and will be published later this month.

 

Thanks and enjoy the read

 

Will2k

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Greetings with the final update :)

 

Ending the "practical placement guide" series, I have published the 3rd and final article in the series.

Practical guide on occluders placement

It's a technical article that tackles the systematic placement of occluders in the Source optimization process.

The previous articles released over the course of the last 2 months dealt with hints and areaportals placement (links in previous post).

Thanks and enjoy the read.
 

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