December 2017 – General Chat

1st December 2017


It’s December already – where did the rest of the year go?

I’m hoping to finish everything related to the mapping challenges for next year, plus I also hope to start a new updating event, similar to 100 Summer Days of Nostalgia but smaller in scope and commitment.

I’d also like to start a discussion about the possibility of creating a story-based RTSL EP2 SP mod.

Anyway, what have you got planned?

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  1. Bolloxed

    I recently realized that I hate Half-Life.

    1. I’m pretty sure Half-Life hates you.

      1. … in Soviet Russia


  2. I had intended to replay a few from the hall of fame, but 3 now I’ve downloaded won’t open in steam, says files are missing, whether that’s me or the mods I don’t know…. and where I’d get said missing files I’ve no idea. I wonder if re downloading steam would make any difference, or make it worse, thing is, some mods do play and others do not…very strange..

    1. Did you install the Source SDK 2013 patch for them? Most of those mods were broken with the Steampipe update some years ago. You can grab the patches for each mod on ModDB.

      1. not sure but I’ll have a look..

        1. Basically you have to do that for every mod released prior to 2012-2013. Stuff which was released after is already working without the need to patch it.

  3. just downloaded Ravenholm from Mdb, but that doesn’t work either.. you’d think these things are kept up to date and pre patched..oh well..

    1. AI

      If you go to ModDB and search for the name “Malortie” he has made many easy to install patches for a great deal of “Broken” mods!! I’m sure Phillip can help you out!

  4. Might I suggest that any mod, especially if shown in the hall of fame is patched, tested and replaced or deleted…no point in offering downloads that don’t work.

    1. Well, if you tell me which ones don’t work I can look into them.

      1. well, Siren for one, but there were at least 2 others that I’ve forgotten the names of..there’s probably quite a few..

      2. AI

        Phillip, did you dl the files yet?? I can’t tell

        1. Yes, I got them, thank you.

  5. I hope that RTSL EP2 that you are talking about is similar to TWHL tower, i really liked the concept of that mod!

  6. I finished Deep Space Nine last month and really enjoyed it. Anyone who has seen it, I’m sure, can remember the Dominion War and the epic 12-part finale. Almost everything about this series clicked for me. I enjoyed all the characters, the complex political intrigue, and the fascinating one-off episodes like Far Beyond the Stars too.

    I can’t say the same for Voyager at this point. I knew going in that Voyager was divisive at best, and thus far I think that reputation is deserved. I will reserve judgement until the end, but some things really stand out. “Threshold” is an infamous episode, for good reason, but I found a lot more to dislike about “Tattoo.” That was just offensive, as is pretty much everything about the walking Native American stereotype Chakotay.

    I also finished Skyrim, at least the main story, which I thoroughly liked. This game took a while to grow on me, but once it did, it was a great experience. I put off the main story for a good 30-40 hours, just exploring and side questing. I liked how the game never pressured me to do anything beyond what I wanted to do. It is happy to take a backseat to your wishes, and it was like a breath of fresh air compared to many games today.

  7. I’m probably just gonna play some games i’ve played on the ps2 that also have a pc port,(the suffering and the suffering ties that bind, hitman blood money) play csgo and watch some old classics i have in a over 50gb folder.

  8. lj4linux

    Guys, you should play “Operation Rosenberg”. It’s just a demo but it’s huge!
    You’ll find it on GameFront.

    1. I’ll try to add it to the site today, thanks.

  9. As far as i’m aware of Philip, you only know little about mapping and that little is for the goldsource engine. I’m not saying that you shoudn’t make a mod, but it will be very challenging for you because you haven’t done any mapping to the source engine. I might be mistaken, but feel free to correct me.

    1. I wouldn’t be making the maps. One possible idea, probably for 2019, would be to plan a whole mod and make each map a challenge, with the winner being the map used. AT the end of the year, the whole mod would be released. Of course, we would need to carefully plan transitions between each level, teleports, tunnels etc so that it feels natural. There are other things to consider too, but it’s just a plan at the moment.

  10. JamaicanDave

    Ahh ’tis the season to be jolly fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la. Now December’s arrived it’s officially time to start getting excited for Christmas, curse the fact I once again haven’t done my shopping early and promise myself that I really will try and get back in shape after the xmas excesses.

    I’m still periodically trying to map for Black Mesa but my enthusiasm wanes very quickly now.

    I’m also looking vainly for a small house or flat to buy but, barring a spectacular crash in the property market bringing prices down to sensible levels, it’s never going to happen. Currently property prices are just disgustingly obscene. Perhaps I’ll cheer myself with a new game or two instead. I quite like the look of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

  11. I had plans to replay the HL franchise (+ mods) in december because Black Mesa Source was to be finished then, but it seems it won’t happen: the Xen release has been pushed into future again :(.

    I know, I could play BMS in the current state, but if I managed to hold off for 5 years, another few months won’t kill me :).

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