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  1. 9 points
    A screenshot from Shadows of Northdale Act 3 (and my first on the new forum!). Corbin will be venturing to this mysterious island just off the coast of Northdale to break into the infamous inventors guild.
  2. 6 points
    I've been doing a lot of fantasy illustrations lately, and just finished a piece that seemed appropriate to share with the forum...it's a slightly more medieval take on TDM's citywatch. I'm currently selling stock illustrations on DriveThruRPG, so if you know anyone producing fantasy material who is looking for illustrations, the stock art there is a really great resource. My page is here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/14731/Mindplaces
  3. 5 points
    AoW3 is free on Steam right now. I can highly recommend this for anyone interested in 4x games and/or enjoys high fantasy settings--I've spent untold hours on it. https://steamcommunity.com/games/226840/announcements/detail/1606013667721315334
  4. 5 points
    Anybody staying in contact with him? If so, how's he doing? What is he doing? Is he still working on Thief/TDM stuff, or did he leave the scene? I did some research and from older posts he made, it seems as though he wasn't a big fan of TTLG, so probably won't be seeing him there either. I do miss seeing him around and his input on various subjects (not necessarily game related subjects), but I understand why he was banned so I do not wish for this to become another thread discussing the ins and outs of that decision. There was already a thread for that, let's not bring it over to this one.
  5. 3 points
    Nothing in there explains what this has to do with the justice system or Microsoft, but setting that aside.... You're talking (as is the media in general) as if every border patrol agent was in that group posting racist material. A few important questions: 1. How many people were posting offensive material? Was it less than 50%? Less than 10%? Less than 0.1%? 2. How "offensive" is the offensive material? Are we talking about threats of violence? Doxxing? Harassment of individuals? Racial slurs? Or is it just insensitive comments and childish name-calling? 3. How frequently was offensive material posted? How was it dealt with? Without knowing those details, you can't make any useful judgement about that site. It could be every member of the group was a card-carrying Nazi planning the extermination of asylum-seekers en masse, or it could be that the group had little moderation and was taken over by a dozen anonymous shit-posters and everyone else abandoned it.
  6. 3 points
    I don't disagree with any of that. It really is one rule for the elites and another rule for the rest of us, particularly with authority figures and politicians. For example, in the UK the government have passed laws allowing widespread surveillance of internet users while conveniently excluding MPs and their communications from the scope of the law. Similarly, the anti-sex-discrimination laws that apply to normal workplaces have specific exclusions to allow gender quotas for political candidates. But let's not needlessly introduce race (or other personal characteristics) into the discussion when it doesn't have any actual relevance. All that does is create artificial division which doesn't benefit anyone except the elites themselves. If the "little people" want to stand up to the elites, they need to work together, not divide themselves into meaningless groups based on superficial characteristics and then spend time squabbling over things which happened decades or centuries ago and which none of us have any control over.
  7. 2 points
    Looks promising, a reminds me of Dunwall a bit
  8. 2 points
    Microsoft is giving you a refund for all the ebooks you bought over the years, and you've therefore concluded that you're not interested in video games anymore. Awesome logic there. And then to top it off, you play the completely irrelevant race card for no discernible reason. Great post, can't wait to see what you come up with next.
  9. 2 points
    Oberhofen Castle, Switzerland:
  10. 1 point
    There is no easy way to make a luteplayer react to player's actions. Thus, an lute playing AI would be very helpful with the following properties: - variable skins - at a certain alarm level, lute player stops playing lute and so does the designated sound files...when alert level decreases, lute player, starts again playing the lute and the designated sound file start playing once again - at a very high alarm level, lute player drops the lute (and sound file stops) and runs away
  11. 1 point
    If you need functional props (models mapped to entity defs), this is probably the best section: http://forums.thedarkmod.com/index.php?/forum/4-art-assets/
  12. 1 point
    Testing status updates.
  13. 1 point
    I can't find any option to adjust forum likes. I did turn status updates on, but I'm not sure where they appear now. Still figuring out this new system.
  14. 1 point
    It would be more efficient to make the lights themselves not cast shadows, if that is necessary. AI already use simplified shadowmeshes and LOD, so you're not likely to gain a whole lot of extra performance, and the visual impact of guards not casting shadows is high--they look like they're floating, for starters, and the player doesn't get to use an oncoming shadow to judge when the AI is coming around a corner.
  15. 1 point
    Whether they have the right or not depends entirely on what you agreed to when you bought it. I suspect they DO have the right to take it away, or there would be lawsuits over it. You can make lots of valid criticisms of the business model, but the only thing that will make it change is if people stop supporting it. I don't see how pointing out the race of people you don't like falls under any definition of "political satire" I'm aware of. As for the study you linked, using it to demonstrate "racial bias" is exactly contrary to what the authors of the study themselves said: "the commission said its report “should be interpreted with caution and should not be taken to suggest discrimination” " https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/11/17/16668770/us-sentencing-commission-race-booker Also, I suspect you threw out "very white" without even bothering to check who the head of Microsoft was. The current CEO is Satya Nadella, an Indian American.
  16. 1 point
    Oh, some interest? I should make a video, but will get around to that later. For now I'll try my best to talk through the steps. I'm exporting from 2.69 but whichever version supports the 'Quake MAP' exporter, should be all the same. _________________________________ --> On the right-hand tool panel of the 3D view, under 'Display', set the grid scale to 0.64 with subdivision of 8. --> Create a plane, go to 'Edit Mode' and 'Subdivide', then CTRL+T to triangulate. (instead of scaling your plane (before subdivide) use 'Dimensions' (under Transform) and set X and Y to "81.920"). --> Displace & Sculpt (etc) as desired... (keep in mind you can do these first steps in any software, so long as the grid is the same, which is very important). (above I used a heightmap and 'Displace' modifier, but only a little sculpting, but there are plenty of other ways to deform your mesh). (be sure to click 'Apply' on the modifier when you're happy with it so it actually takes). (stay within 4096 units from origin (=40.96) because 'Q3toD3' doesn't seem to like anything bigger than this (*needs more testing!)). (workaround is to just split your terrain into pieces and export them separately)... --> Edit Mode > select all > Edges > Edge Split. --> Select all faces in Edit Mode and 'Flip Direction'. --> Go to side/front view and 'Extrude Region' down. (you've essentially just turned your deformed plane into individual solid (8-poly) objects = brushes). --> Select all bottom vertices and scale 0 on Z axis. (S > Z > 0). (*make sure you're using grid snapping and all vertices below align with the above). --> Set grid scale to 'a decimal left' (=0.064). --> Snap all vertices to grid. (select all vertices > SHIFT+S > Selection to Grid). --> Tris to quads. (select all faces and ALT+J). --> Select all in Object Mode and CTRL+A to actualise. (Location\Rotation & Scale\Visual Transform). --> Select all in Object Mode and go to File > Export > Quake MAP (.map). (check 'Grid Snap' and click 'Export MAP'). (if all goes well, you now have a .MAP file with your brushes from Blender!) --> Use 'Q3toD3' to convert your MAP file into the Doom3 format. (http://www.violationentertainment.com/files/software/q3tod3+gui.zip). --> Open the MAP file in a text editor and change 'version 2' to 'version 3', remove worldspawn name and other comments. --> CTRL+H to replace " 0 0 0 with ", so the trailing 'tokens' on each brush are removed. --> Remove the last entity entries, so the file ends at the final brush and the bottom of the file ends with 3 }s. (3 closing curlies). _________________________________ Open the map in DarkRadiant and in the 3D view, CTRL+SHIFT to select a face below the surface, then while holding CTRL+SHIFT you can drag-click to texture all of these multiple faces with caulk. This could probably be done in Blender but I didn't try that because this works well enough, for the most part. This is not even really important, except to avoid confusion during editing. You can now select multiple brushes, press V and select multiple vertices, and (with care) adjust them around to deform your terrain. Note that texturing hasn't come into it yet because ideally once you're happy with the formation, you would export as ASE and bring it back into Blender to unwrap and vertex-paint etc. to polish it up for the final product. Here's an example of how I began to create "lips" that overlap each other and fold into themselves, to create features like cliff-faces and caves:- . . .
  17. 1 point
    Oh so like Age of Empires mixed with Sid Meier’s Civilization?
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    Blender 2.80 release candidate is out.
  20. 1 point
    Leaked footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxyZaZlaOs I don't see how Gaben is worse than Todd Howard. Better to never release a game than do what was done with Fallout 76.
  21. 1 point
    And that has precisely what to do with the ownership of computer games? Are you saying that if there were fewer black men serving unjust sentences in US jails, the games industry would stop using DRM?
  22. 1 point
    Does this belong to anyone on the forum? https://www.deviantart.com/jed-stuart/art/City-Watchman-528694699
  23. 1 point
    First location concept phase.
  24. 1 point
    AI have a stopMove() script event: it lacks a description on the wiki and the one here is a bit opaque, but it might be what you want.
  25. 1 point
    "Hidden Hands - Vitalic Fever" is almost ready - I received the missing files for the ingame comments yesterday and there is only one final problem with integrating one voice file left (see Newbie thread). A friend of mine is working on the intro. We will meet and finish it during the next weekend. Below you can see a shot from the very first scene:
  26. 1 point
    Hm I might messed up the lighting there, he should be wearing an iron helmet (see attachment) , but I am not an artist like Springheel is, so please forgive me my sluggish failures
  27. 1 point
    As far as I am concerned, this election has produced two suitable presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Both of these gentlemen represent certain aspects of America's former greatness, and both have good ideas about getting the country back on track again. Their confrontation would have been a true battle of competing visions, although they share a certain old-fashioned blue-collar appeal which is common to both of them (their bases overlap), and which separate them from the majority of the US political class. Regrettably, this battle of ideas could never take place, because Sanders was thrown under the bus by his own party establishment using underhanded and most likely illegal means. Trump had to fight his own as well, and he emerged bloodied but alive from that confrontation. This is the difference now, and he remains the only viable candidate representing some sort of alternative to the elites pushing for unlimited globalisation, the rising influence of unelected interest groups subverting democracy to enrich themselves, and increasing thought control in public and private life -- all phenomena which Hillary Clinton not only agrees with but seemingly embodies. Donald Trump is a crass and vulgar man, the archetype of "the American Businessman". Nevertheless, he is at least someone with human vices, which makes him the least bad candidate still standing. As Republicans go, Donald Trump is a rather centrist one: he is far less hawkish than George W. Bush (or Hillary Clinton), he has a moderate 'Main Street over Wall Street' view on economic topics, and he isn't a religious fundamentalist. His most controversial position is on mass immigration, where I am in full agreement with him: it is a clear and present danger to western societies, and should be severely curtailed. The most promising thing about Trump, however, is precisely the hatred he seems to invoke in the ruling elites. That's good, because these groups need an occasional reminder about the ultimate source of their powers, and their accountability to the voters. In fact, it is precisely the disturbing degree of unity they have demonstrated when facing the prospect of a Trump presidency that is showing these groups to be "different branches of the same tree" - suddenly, politicians and newspapers who were supposed to be mortal enemies are all singing the same tune? That, right there, is the problem, especially when things are going in a bad direction. The political centre has morphed into an increasingly corrupt and repressive oligarchy, stifling political competition while showing less and less respect and responsibility towards the society it is supposed to serve. It is a much larger problem than Trump can solve, but at least he recognises it, and has ideas to solve it (his proposed limitations on campaign finance and conflicts of interest for govt. representatives are promising). I expect that if he wins, he will face a hard battle against bitter and resourceful enemies, which will occupy most of his presidency. He will be a much weaker president than Hillary, who would have all the levers of power in her hands, and eager support to do what she pleases. That prospect, to me, is far more scary than a guy with a taste for crass Twitter comments and gilded furniture.
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