Monthly Archives: December 2009

Scenes from: The Pitt

Now, as a Chirstmas present to you all, 3 1920 x 1080 Fallout 3 backgrounds, by yours truly.

F-GEN recap: Paid scripts, tool creation and MORE!

At long last, the F-GEN beta is out. If we put aside the lack of documentation, it’s an amazing success. But what’s instore for F-GEN? The full release and beyond? Here are just some things that the future has in store for us, straight from the big cheese himself, Tom Anderson.

EDITORS NOTE: I have edited the chat to sound more formal. If enough people want it, I can upload the raw chatlog here.

Mr. Marine: Will N VeNT have an intergrated script browser?

Tom: We definitely have lots of room to make new tools. Bill is going to put in a tool (pixel reader) and show that as an example on how to add other tools.

Mr. Marine: So the user will be able to make new tools?

Tom: I think more and more people will be looking at it, and adding more stuff into it. They [the user] can now, we just haven’t documented it. That was part of the delay – getting a more robust tool integration strategy in.

Mr. Marine: Will an improved documentation be released anytime soon?

Tom: Bill might do it before Chirstmas. One of the main programmers we need help on the documentation is out now – already stole a couple of his vacation days finishing up.

Mr. Marine: With the community focused scripting, how will script grading (Bronze, Silver and Gold) work? Will hand-picked moderators grade or will the community self-regulate the grades?

Tom: John, Bill and I will evaluate.  We’re also planning to do an iTunes like store, like the iPhone has, where people can sell their stuff or give it away, at their choice.

Mr. Marine: Payed scripts, sounds interesting.

Tom: Yeah, if people want to. 1.99, 2.99 – that type of thing. Good for regular users too, as it tends to create more drivers.

Mr. Marine: And competition

Tom: Yeah, and we’ll implement a user ranking system.

Mr. Marine: Would a ‘Donate’ button be part of the store or would users have to sort that out of themselves?  Dwarf Fortress alone makes $10’000 a year through donations.

Tom:  Yeah, we could look into that too.

Mr. Marine: With such things as ‘The Facepunch Falcon,’ will you do things like that with other communities?

Tom: I think we’ll do the same thing across many different communities.

Mr. Marine: Well, I’m gonna leave you in peace. Have fun.

Tom: Thanks, later.

So, the Falcon, F-GEN and the related community site will have:

– Paid scripts

– Tool creation documentation, users can already create tools, it just not documented.

– Tom, Bill and John will grade ALL scripts

– More communites will get special Falcon bundles.

Nothan.

Nothan happened

Q&A tiem!11!1!

Why?

No.

Boxers or briefs?

Boxers, like REAL MEN!

Best game with the Falcon?

Left 4 Dead

Worst game with the Falcon?

Penumbra. It makes me shit my pants WAY too much.

Game you are most excited to play with the Falcon?

Left 4 Dead 2

Most fun time with the Falcon?

The first few months I had it. All my friends would come into my room and be like, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING?

Do you play any consol games?

What is this ‘consol’ you speak of?

What would I find in your refrigerator?

Food and drink.

Your drink of choice?

Motherfuckin’ Doctor Pepper. The drink of REAL MEN everywhere.

What do you do to kill time?

A nice, clean, stab from behind, just like Altair.

What do you watch on TV?

TV? Where we’re going, WE DON’T NEED TV!

What books do you read?

The Max Brooks zombie books. That’s all I need.

Why do people under estimate the lunch box (I can hold anything in a lunch box, like a pillow, or a swim suit, not just my lunch)?

Humans are arrogant, dumb and short-sighted fools. Lunch-boxes are superior to humans in every way, but the humans deny it, calling the lunch-box weak and frail. Now, where was I?

Does the gaming world need more crappy reviews?

There is a dangerous lack of them right now, we REALLY need more. 

Your top 5 or 10 games of all time?

1. The Nameless Mod (for Deus Ex)

2. Deus Ex

3. DOOM

4. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

5. Half-Life 2

6. Fallout 2

7. Resident Evil 4

8. Team Fortress 2

9. Medieval II – Total War

10. Diablo II

What game (in general) are you most excited to play that has not come out yet?

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat

Do you listen to music while you game or just the music from the game?

Just the music from the game. Even music from the game when I’m not playing the game. Yes, I am a giant nerd.

Which is worse, A crappy mic or a good open mic but the player is blasting in crappy music?

A good open mic. I can mute the shitty one.

How cool are you?

No.

Why the crap did you buy MW2.

This is a statement, not a question.

Youtube short film to be made into a movie.

Really, that’s THE best short film I have ever seen. Now, the last time a Youtube film was made into a movie, we got Distirct 9. And that was fucking awesome. Copypaste away.

An unknown filmmaker from Uruguay has been given $30m by Hollywood studio bosses – to turn his $500 YouTube video of a giant robot invasion into a movie 

Would-be director Federico Alvarez, who runs a post-production visual effects house in Uruguay, filmed ‘Panic Attack’ with a budget of just $500 in his free time.

The five minute clip – which he then uploaded to YouTube – shows an invasion of Montevideo by giant robots and had special effects which could rival many big budget movies.

Once online it got the attention of thousands of movie fans… and (not surprisingly) studio bosses who wanted to meet with Alvarez to talk about his movie.

Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 1943 system specs released.

Well, for everyone that was expecting that these would be your regular console ports, you thought wrong. After all, Frostbite supports DirectX 11. And the specs are…

Minimum Specs
Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
Main memory: 2GB
Graphics card: GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900
Graphics memory: 256MB
OS: Windows XP
Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2), 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

Recommended Specs
Processor: Quadcore
Main memory: 2GB
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 260
Graphics memory: 512MB
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2), 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

Microsoft’s guide to have a great party!

Don’t forget the token black guy or the old lady.