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  1. I think I had problems with players being able to traverse the ducts with the brush versions, which is why I switched to patches. I'm also not certain I even have the brush versions anymore. Light shining through them definitely is an issue, and one I hadn't noticed before, whoops! I think double-sided patches would require new versions of the metal textures (I believe there's a keyword you can add to the material file that does this?). Using this would be much nicer than using very thin brushes, as everything could align exactly to grid. I'm not certain this would solve the light problem though, I'd have to do some testing. One possible solution might be to create "shell" modules that would fit over the existing interior modules, though I'd have to figure out the sizing and how they'd all connect. I did a brief test with one of the straight sections, though, and it seems to work like a charm, including blocking interior lights. I might work on creating sleeves for the rest of the modular pieces (which would also be a nice excuse for me to get back into mapping, heh).
  2. I don't suppose someone with SVN access could send them my way? I was hoping to plop one or two in my thesis level and I don't think I can wait until the 2.08 release If not that's alright, just thought it'd be a neat addition!
  3. Is there perchance a way to download those wrapped corpses, or are they not available for mission use yet?
  4. Thanks so much to everyone who's volunteered, I appreciate it a lot! I'll go ahead and prepare a thread in the beta-testing forum
  5. Hi all, So I have a bit of an unusual request for the community. I'm currently nearing the end of my Master's degree, and need to complete my thesis before I can graduate. Being that I'm in a games program, I had to construct a level for user testing; since I'm very familiar with Darkradiant and didn't want to wrassle with Unity, I ended up building my level using TDM. After some preliminary user tests, I'm ready to begin a short iteration phase where I improve the level before final testing, and I thought I'd open my terrible tiny level up to the mod community for feedback from folks who are familiar with TDM and the stealth game genre. My research specifically pertains to environmental storytelling, so that's what I'm aiming to do well. Any advice on improving performance would also be appreciated (my exterior is kind of a mess), as would advice on creating good-looking diegetic lighting that sufficiently highlights both important narrative elements and where to go to progress (especially for inexperienced players).
  6. Aosys

    Free games

    I honestly keep forgetting Epic offers free games, so personally the reminder is a welcome one for me, but that's just my two cents.
  7. Aosys

    Free Games

    Company of Heroes 2 is currently free on Steam if you add it to your account before November 17 @ 1:00pm: https://store.steampowered.com/app/231430/Company_of_Heroes_2/ You can also snag the Victory at Stalingrad DLC for free by signing up to their newsletter (there's a link in the COH2 WEEKEND GIVEAWAY! announcement).
  8. It might also be worth mentioning we're on MandaloreGaming's list of games to review (I was pleasantly surprised to find TDM there; totally wasn't expecting it): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K3ziSxT9zcUUGCddS4sF1uNJTWHSbOwB1CQX2Rx4Uo/edit#gid=0 If that ever happens, we may see some more attention directed our way!
  9. Also the Microsoft Mothership completely borked my sound drivers. I was on the line with MSI customer support for over two hours trying to fix Windows 10's oopsie, and now I know the next time I get a Windows update they make break my machine again...
  10. Not to mention this has just happened: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/24/tech/microsoft-windows-security-threat/index.html
  11. You'll want to use patches to achieve a round effect: http://wiki.thedarkmod.com/index.php?title=Patches Most relevant to you would be Cylinders and Cones (for the inside and outside walls), and curves (for filling the gap between around the rim). The patch inspector (shift+s) is also your friend when forcing subdivisions to be the same, thus avoiding holes where things meet up.
  12. So this just happened: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/14/tech/windows-10-microsoft-security-update-trnd/index.html
  13. I think this is where you can find vocal scripts for all the different available voices: http://wiki.thedarkmod.com/index.php?title=Voices
  14. I'm actually having weird performance issues on my Windows 10 machine right now. Just upgraded to 2.07, and the Bakery Job is running at about 12 fps when I first load in. By contrast, I get about a solid 60 fps on my Windows 7 machine. This strikes me as especially odd, since my Windows 10 machine, despite being a laptop, is more powerful (16 gigs of RAM in both, with an Nvidia 1060 in the laptop vs a 970 in the desktop). Both setups are exactly the same, with exactly the same settings. Any ideas on what's causing this and how to fix it? [Edit] Just found the issue I think, and it seems to be a case of Windows 10 stupidity. Seems like the OS by default was using the onboard CPU Intel drivers, rather than Nvidia. For anyone else with this problem, go into the Nvidia control panel > Manage 3D Settings > Preferred graphics processor, and switch to "High-performance NVIDIA processor." Now clocking well over 100 fps with uncapped on.
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    Free Games

    https://kotaku.com/ubisoft-pledges-more-than-500-000-to-the-notre-dame-ca-1834110129 In response to the tragic fire in Notre Dame, not only is Ubisoft pledging money towards the reconstruction effort, they're also offering AC: Unity free for a week on Uplay
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