Archives for October 2009
- Please note that these are publication date on this site, NOT the actual release date of the maps and mods
After waking up in the rubbish, you realize you need to get across to the other side of town.
Apparently a plane awaits you that can take you to safety.
Work your way through the sreets and even some sewers, join with a few rebels and get to that plane!
I have a terrible memory, and it’s not just age.
I even remember walking around a PC store and seeing Half-Life but not wanting to try it because I was worried I would lose my love of Unreal.
24th October 2009
After recording the latest episode of Podcast 17 I decide to sit down and watch an episode of House M.D.
It was from the sixth season, number three, called Epic Fail. It starts with a scene very similar to Doom 3 and for a moment I wondered whether I was watching the right show.
My interest was obviously piqued but as usual the way game and gamers are represented on T.V. was woeful. This is another example that demonstrates the way mainstream media clearly has no real idea about gaming.
19th October 2009
Gabe Newell has said there is a good reason that they can’t talk about progress for Episode Three and I think it’s because they are working on a new Source engine, or at least a huge update for the current version.
There’s only so much tweaking you can do before you have to start afresh; it’s the same with hardware. Some changes can’t be incremental.
18th October 2009
A puzzle and action map from miigga. This one is a little longer than his other releases.
The players starts in a room after dropping through a drain cover (nice touch).
Work your way through the indoor areas until you reach the….
What? You thought I was going to spoil it for you?
Very few mods actually require an executable.
Most just need a properly packed SourceMods folder. Generally players seem to prefer the folders but some like the executables.
I worry that some mod teams make executables because they think it’s more professional.
12th October 2009
here we go again. Another prison escape. This time you get to use the Gravity Gun!
I hope you can swim, because it starts with a fall into some deep and dark water.
After that, things become a little easier, asssuming you don’t mind heights.