Category: "Gaming"

Home is where the war is!

December 16th, 2010

Homefront, I have been following the development of this game ever since I seen it at Gamescom and I still cannot wait until I see the end product on March 11 2011, but for now we have to make due with this new trailer:

TF2 modifications: Removing effects

November 25th, 2010

In this third update I will talk about one of the more advanced game modifications I use, for the people who don't want to mess with the files themselfes I will list a couple of variations of the modification which can be downloaded and I will be linking to a very useful thread for people who want to try there own settings.

The idea behind the mod is simple, you remove unusual hat effects or even complete hats that you do not like or get a better performance in the game. The idea originates from the people who started to dislike the hats because they simply do not fit in with the game's original game style. Why Valve went against there own guidelines still puzzles me and with the Policount update they went completely overboard, this triggered more and more people looking into ways to get the original look back and resulted in a thread on the SPUF with the answer until Valve gives people the option in the game.

Anyway on to the actual mod, I have 3 versions up for download:


Installation:

  • Download one of the above files
  • Place the file in ..\Steam\steamapps\Your account name\team fortress 2\tf\scripts\items


That should be easy enough, but if you want to create your own files you can, I could write a big guide on how to do it but I believe posting the original source is much more useful for everyone as people are updating the thread on a daily basis with new information, this is why I will link you to the original instead.

Find more information here.


In the next modification report I will talk about PREC, an addon which does allot for you when you play competitive games (Highlander, 6v6, etc.).

Minecraft: Aircraft Carrier & Underground Cathedral

November 24th, 2010

I have been playing Minecraft for a while now and with each server reset at Racked.eu my projects have gotten bigger, at first it was just a house like build, then came the Statue of Liberty (still want to do one 5 times bigger so I can actually make the statue) and now I am working on an aircraft carrier with the following dimensions: 69 blocks high (51 above water, 18 under water), 220 blocks long and 70 blocks wide.

 

Here are a couple more pictures of the current progress:

 

And once again this time I am not the only one with an interesting project on the server, last time it was Ashman's ship and this time it's TJ's underground cathedral.

The idea sounds insane and took many hours to complete (the inside of the cathedral still isn't finished), the idea was to dig out a 50x50x50 cave and build a massive cathedral in there:



I will be updating this blog post with the progress of the projects but in both cases it already looks very impressive.

 

I had written a big part of this blog post before Notch released the Health update, combining that with me making really long work day's I have no idea when I will be able to make some real progress with Carrier. :(

TF2 modifications: Main menu

November 21st, 2010

Normally I play my games vanilla style but TF2 has changes so much over the past years and a combination of me liking the original graphic style of the game and playing 6v6 competitive games I have made a couple of modifications to the game and I will do a short series of articles explaining what has been modded and how it has been done.

In this first article I will be showing the main menu modification, with the Mac update of Team Fortress 2 Valve also introduced a new menu even tho I prefer the original menu.

This mod was not made by me, it was made by someone calling himself Kuni on FPSBanana. This is how it looks:


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It is slightly different then the original but the essence is the same, no massive buttons with vague icons but simple text buttons.

Installing this mod is really simple and I will explain it step by step:

  • Download the .zip file
  • Choose between news or no news
  • Select your screen aspect ratio
  • Extract the resource folder in: ..\Steam\steamapps\Your account name\team fortress 2\tf


It is that simple. :)
In the next modification report I will talk about a small but useful HUD improvement.