Archive for November 2004


Ebay, Magazines and Download Services

Has anybody else noticed how more and more people are selling CD’s of game add-ons on eBay that they have downloaded from the Net? I have to admit I bought a Half Life one about a year ago, the only reason I bought it was because I thought it had one mod that I couldn’t… Read More


29th November 2004 No Comments

In Game Movies

I like to take lots of in game movies and screenshots and have spent a lot of time trying different products and thought it might be useful for me to share with you my experiences. It won’t be an in-depth look at the different products I tested just a brief overview, a starting point for… Read More


28th November 2004 2 Comments

Zombie Ideas for Cause and Effect Competition

Introduction There is a competition on at Cause and Effect to create some new zombie ideas. I have submitted four. The first three are themed around the idea of being infected via animals and then taking on some of their characteristics. Snakebie Physical features: The skin is slightly shiny and there is a translucent pattern… Read More


21st November 2004 3 Comments

Sweat

Introduction I’m constantly looking for ways to give games and mods more replayability. The obvious answer would be to have a certain amount of randomness to the location of enemies and health, the way enemies respond etc. But there are also other ways. I’m currently writing a post that discusses this exact point. It’s main… Read More


19th November 2004 4 Comments

Escape from the Egyptian Tomb (Lite)

for Half-Life

Basic Details Title: Escape from the Egyptian Tomb (Lite) File Name: hl1-sp-escape-from-the-egyptian-tomb-lite.7z Original File Name: racerx_compo_lite.zip Size : 5.93Mb Author: RacerX Date Released: 18 November 2004 PlanetPhillip Download Servers PlanetPhillip.Com Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now! 1 recommendation, average score: 3 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0 (what's… Read More

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Total Downloads: 52418th November 2004
1 Comment and 1 recommendation, say ""

Escape from the Egyptian Tomb

for Half-Life

Basic Details Title: Escape from the Egyptian Tomb File Name: hl1-sp-escape-from-the-egyptian-tomb.7z Original File Name: racerx_compo.zip Size : 6.01Mb Author: RacerX Date Released: 17 November 2004 PlanetPhillip Download Servers PlanetPhillip.Com Reader Recommendations Avoid It! Think Twice Maybe Play It Later Play It Now! 4 recommendations, average score: 3.75 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.69 (what's that?)

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Total Downloads: 59517th November 2004
6 Comments and 4 recommendations with no significant bias

Black Mesa: One Hundred Years Later – Mod Story idea

I wrote this story in response to a mod called Black Mesa: Source that was looking for ideas. Here’s what they have decided to do: Black Mesa: Source is a Half-Life 2 modification determined to recreate Half-Life 1 on the Source Engine from the ground up, keeping the original as much intact as it possibly… Read More


14th November 2004 3 Comments

Flesh and Blood Rain

I’ve just finished reading Iain M. Banks’ new sci-fi novel and was thinking about his other stories. Most are novels but he released a book of short stories and there is this great little piece about a city on wheels that lays down a road made from the skulls of its dead enemies. This led… Read More


12th November 2004 No Comments

Centrifuge for Hypergravity Testing

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

The player enters room and warning lights come on as well as loudspeaker system: “Warning, the centrifuge begins spinning in 30 seconds…Warning, the centrifuge begins spinning in 28 seconds…etc.
The player has to find either a way out (Not possible) or find somewhere safe to hide. The only place is inside the pod. Once inside the player’s HUD changes to display spin time remaining and current G’s.


11th November 2004 No Comments

Could this replace the gaming mouse?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

I found a gadget at Think Geek that with some adaptation could replace the mouse for gaming. Yes, this one is still a mouse, but wait until you hear what I have planned for it. Why not simply make it into a gun-shaped mouse? The trigger finger could have two buttons; the trigger itself and another that is pressed instead of pulled. The three fingers could each have buttons with maybe clips to keep the fingertips in place. And lastly the thumb could definitely have a button and maybe a wheel.

Cordless Deskless Mouse!

I found a gadget at Think Geek that with some adaptation could replace the mouse for gaming. Yes, this one is still a mouse, but wait until you hear what I have planned for it. Why not simply make it into a gun-shaped mouse? The trigger finger could have two buttons; the trigger itself and another that is pressed instead of pulled. The three fingers could each have buttons with maybe clips to keep the fingertips in place. And lastly the thumb could definitely have a button and maybe a wheel.


7th November 2004 3 Comments