SoldatUT released

I've released a 2D style mod for UT2004 which gives you a sidescrolling perspective and changes the gameplay to be more something like Soldat.
There are quite a few compatible maps and the gameplay is great fun, so please go take a look and download it.

You can get it from the official Marshmallow Duel : Mowbray's Revenge website, in the files section.

Unrelatedly, I'm going to take the comments section down later today because it isn't working very well and it totally annoys me. I will probably replace the comments link with a link to Mduel:MR soon, since that is where most of my work and released stuff will be going for probably the next year.

Marshmallow Duel : Mowbray’s Revenge announced

Just a heads up, I have started a major UT2004 mod project with friends from uni.

We will be doing this for university assessment as part of a project unit, which means a few things:
- Hard work and keeping to deadlines
- A set release date at the end of the year
- An actual team to work with

Anyway, the project itself is "Marshmallow Duel : Mowbray's Revenge" (working title), which will be an adaptation of the classic 1996 game Marshmallow Duel into a 3D environment. We will also include exciting features such as non-human enemies, monsters, and perhaps even vehicles and a singleplayer campaign.

The website (which I am extremely proud of, by the way) is now online here: mduel2k5.spadgos.com.

Go check it out, and get excited.

Comments section dead

Boo! My comments section stopped working a bit. For some reason it wont let you change the page. Well, I'm too busy on other things right now, so it will have to never get fixed for a while or long time.

Upcoming mods

For uni this year we get to do a self propelled project. For a full year. So basically i'm planning to do SOME sort of mod, probably for UT but hopefully for Pariah when it comes out, provided the two are fairly interoperable.

A couple of friends are helping out so it will probably be great and we will probably work really hard on it. Stay posted because more info will come when we work out precisely what we will be making.

In other news, my texture artist for Instagib : Source is getting off his ass and starting to finish up some stuff, so maybe a release for that is looking like happening some time soon again.

Sick, gross

I had some random disease for a while now, annoyingly enough nobody can tell me what it was. Some sort of 'serious viral infection' thats 'not something that can cause kidney damage' and 'not glandular fever' but something inbetween.
So consequently although i really wanted to get something interesting finished before uni starts i havent had time.. Unless i can pull getting better and motivation out of my ass in the next 24 hours.

Moving house

Ive just kinda finished moving house. Theres a few things still to do here and there but it's finally all coming to a close.
The good news is that now I may begin to have spare time again which means, you guessed it, more random projects and stuff coming along.

I'm also living with my main texture artist now so perhaps something on those outstanding HL2 and Doom3 mods will finally get done soon, with enough pestering.

Guestbook

As you can see, I added a guestbook type thing in just for the hell of it. Now it's easier to contact me, because I'll periodically be checking those comments to see what people are saying.
It's available on all the main pages, so you can view it no matter where you are. Feel free to post suggestions for mod updates and stuff like that in there too.

Site rewrite

I just took the site through a major overhaul and killed off a lot of old and/or poor content.

This news page is now linked in the menu and I've cut out the 'random' section as it really had no use. Almost everything is now indexed under 'projects' with subpages for different categories of things. The projects submenu is fairly dodgy at the moment and I should rectify that later on in the week. My university subsection remains the same.

I also updated my commercial work with some proper screenshots of the stuff I've done so that anyone who wants a website or an ad or whatever can take a proper look at what I'm capable of.

Java swirly thing is good times in germany

It's bizzare, but suddenly i'm getting thousands and thousands of hits to this small crappy java applet i made ages ago (a modification on another's work, i might add). I think it got posted on some German dumping ground for random internet links, and so suddenly the whole reader base of that site is coming here.

I just found that mildly amusing.

In other news, i bought a copy of Sacred (the rpg) and have been playing that way too much to be doing anything interesting or productive. yey!