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Status Updates posted by KVELLER

  1. I recently replayed Doom 3 and Resurrection of Evil on veteran difficulty, and goddamn was it annoying. There are a lot of enemies with attacks that are nearly impossible to dodge, and the increased damage on veteran doesn't help at all. Moreover, the game's atmosphere didn't do a damn thing for me, not like it used to a few years ago.


    There are people who say they appreciate the game a little more every time they replay it, but it seems that in my case it's the opposite. It might have been caused by me having played the System Shock, Resident Evil and Silent Hill games since the last time I played Doom 3, making me realise other games did it better, or maybe I'm just more critical of games in general nowadays.

  2. I didn't even know the "Forum Legend" rank existed.

    1. seed


      Heh, well it does, I've seen it on other members before, I think one reaches the rank after 4000 posts or so.


      Fitting, isn't it :p.

  3. At long last, I updated my "About Me" section. It just took me five months! :D

  4. Opera died on me momentarily and scared the shit out of me.




    Oh, the wonders of technology.

    1. Gothic


      What is this meme?

    2. NoisyVelvet


      the random Suitepee face gets me.

  5. Ugh, I'm going through another one of those phases where I look at stuff I've written in the past and think it's nothing but cringeworthy. Case in point: my "About Me" section. I'll have to think of something else to write in there, hopefully something that actually says something about me.

  6. - Moron.

    - Did you just call me a mormon?

    - What? Why would I call you a mormon?

    - Do you have something against mormons?

    - No.

    - Then why are we having this conversation?

  7. Hey, I was wondering: what MIDI editor do you use?

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    2. AD_79


      I'm not Jimmy, but I've been doing a bit of MIDI work recently and Sekaiju is a good program for it.

    3. Jimmy


      Yeah that's the one I usually point people to. I've never used it myself but it's supposedly dandy for this sort of thing. AFAIK it's a Japanese program, so you might have to download an English language pack for it (if that's your native language ofc).

    4. KVELLER


      Thanks a bunch guys!

  8. freespace2lol.png.d63a285aeabdc2a301208a8cd4d824dc.png


    I've seen old games confused about the resources avaliable on my system before, but this is a whole new level.

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    2. KVELLER


      Other than 4 GB of RAM being a ridiculous amount for a Windows 98 game, I have no idea.

    3. BigDickBzzrak


      AFAIK Win98 could work only with up to 1,5 gb RAM or so. Have you tried the Windows compatibility settings? VM maybe?

    4. KVELLER


      Yeah, I got it to run with the Win 98 compatibility setting. It's just that I thought this was hilarious lol.

  9. Every time I look at this notebook I'm reminded of you :P



    1. Aquila Chrysaetos

      Aquila Chrysaetos

      That's neat, but I think it might be a tad more appropriate if it was a golden eagle, or a true eagle at that.

      Notice the "Haliaeetus leucocephalus" in the bottom left. Haliaeetus is a genus of sea eagles, as opposed to the genus of true eagles Aquila.

      That said, it's appropriate still, given that I'm an American.

      Nice find.

    2. KVELLER


      You sure know about eagles! :)

    3. Aquila Chrysaetos

      Aquila Chrysaetos

      I'm not quite as knowledgeable about them as I'd like to be, but they're really cool, regardless.

  10. I was in school the other day working in Doom Builder, when a classmate walked by and saw me. He went like "Hey, that looks fun. Just give me a copy of it already." I was taken by surprise, and had to take a couple seconds to catch up to what was going on. Long story short, I gave him DB and spent around an hour teaching him the basics and just watching him build stuff. Gotta love that 90s-style texturing haha.


    The funny thing is that he hadn't even played the game (although he knew it existed at the very least), so he fired up MAP01 in UV, and got killed three times before getting to the exit with 5 health. The balance of whatever he creates is probably not going to be very good, but I'm still interested in what he'll come up with, even if just for the architecture.


    He still asks me how to do certain things in the editor every now and again, so I know for a fact that he's been working on something for around two weeks.


    I'm still surprised.


    On a side note, I keep forgetting that status updates exist.

    1. 42PercentHealth


      Another Doomer is born... how sweet! :-)

    2. KVELLER


      I don't have much hope for him to continue playing after a while, but I don't really know him very well, so we'll see.

  11. I love your profile pic haha.

    1. Jimmy


      The pic was Kinsie's idea a couple years back. Bobrossguy is now the official mascot of The Joy of Mapping. :P

  12. A few months ago I decided to make a crosshair for GZDoom since I didn't like the ones that were included. The idea was to make a small white circle with a bit of translucency, so I made a 4x4 square and then I took away the corners, which worked well enough:




    However, I could see that it wasn't an actual circle due to the dpi of my monitor, which started to piss me off, so I gave myself a moment to think about a solution... and it came to me!


    I suddenly remembered how anti-aliasing works, so I opened the file and re-added the corners that I removed, but with more translucency:




    And what do you know, it looks like a circle now!

  13. Quote

    My avatar is usually of the main character of a game I made like seven years ago. The game sprite currently shown is just as old!


    You made a game? That's cool! Is it available for download somewhere?

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    2. Χyzzy


      It was about Xyzzy going back home after visiting a faraway land (he travelled on foot), but all kinds of natural disasters stir up on his journey. He would have to somehow get past a whirlwind flinging tons of garbage and whatnot through the streets and trudge through a hailstorm for example.

    3. KVELLER


      Interesting. Was it a platformer?

    4. Χyzzy


      Yep! Although I don't remember if it actually had any platforms :)

  14. I wanted to point something out and the thread was locked, so I thought I'd do it here.



    Every day we lie to ourselves [...] EVERYONE is like that


    I don't know about you, but I don't lie to myself. It seems like a really silly and unhealthy thing to do. I admit that I do some things that I know I shouldn't be doing, but that's the thing, I know it's bad, I don't go around trying to convince myself otherwise.


    PS: I don't know if it's a good idea to keep talking about a locked topic, but oh well.

    1. Memfis


      why the hell was it locked :o

    2. KVELLER


      I guess it was getting a little out of control? I didn't bother to read everything.

  15. Damn, there are some amazing levels of shitposting from the early years of these forums. They're a pretty fun read :P

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    2. BigDickBzzrak


      ^ "Sucking Cock While Mapping"

    3. Catpho


      @bzzrak Thats Huy's second best contribution to this community, aside from the DV series. Here's what he is up to now (at least my only link left).

    4. BigDickBzzrak
  16. So I went to an English debate last year and even though I was praised by my classmates and teachers, I didn't really have a good time due to the fact that I hate speaking in front of people, and having to learn about a theme that I don't care about wasn't nice either.


    Now my English teacher is telling me that there's another debate this year, and that I'm, quite literally, the only one on the whole damn school that can actually talk in English and do the conclusion (i.e. defend our idea and counter attack the opponent team's points). She told me that she wasn't going to force me to participate or anything, but that they are screwed if I don't help.


    It does feel nice to excel on something and be praised for that, but I've never been the kind of person that actually seeks fame. The only thing that I would gain from going there would be lots of anxiety, and maybe a cheap mug. However, if I do go I would help my teacher and I would leave a good image of our school.


    I don't know what to do.

    1. leodoom85


      You should do it, not for some fame as you said, but recognition and to do the right thing to help your teacher. Heck, I did some things for the school when I was a kid and adults recognized me as an example to others. But for that, you gotta man up and let the event flow naturally.

      Also, it can be a nice experience for you to remind what was of yourself when you get older man....

    2. BigDickBzzrak


      DO IT you'll have loads of fun. 

      I took part in something similar a few weeks ago and it's an absolutely stunning experience. 

    3. ShoDemo


      If I was in your case, I would probably feel extremely guilty and do it for the others (it is kinda stupid, but I am who I am). Don't know if I would hate myself in the process, but in the end I would be glad to help, no matter if the others acknowledge it or not.

      And I agree on the not caring for fame part. I mean, even if you cared for fame, I don't think this would be a solid reason by itself to participate.


      So I guess, Go 2 it, but try not to push yourself too hard. Have trust in yourself, because you can do it.

  17. So what's an RC? I've seen a couple projects releasing that. Is it an unofficial release (i.e. without a text file or /idgames mirror) or something like that?

    1. Catpho


      A RC means "release candidate". Its a release to have some feedback on things like bugs, so the final release wont be too "broken". Some levels even get  a overhaul because of RC feedback.

      Basically its a test release so the public can give some feedback for a stable final release.

  18. I found this in an old post in the "Things about Doom you just found out" thread:



    The Ultimate Doom has 36 levels...

    1+2+3...+34+35+36 = 666.



    That's awesome haha.

    1. Deleted_Account


      There were demons in the base.

  19. I was in English class (second language) and we were in the computer lab. I started to mess around in Doomworld instead of actually working, and the teacher eventually asked me what I was doing, to which I replied: "I'm visiting some videogame forums... But look! Everything is in English! :D". After hearing that, she said it was ok then.


    Talk about some manipulation.

    1. Memfis


      Doomworld was honestly my best English teacher. I learned so much by analyzing people's posts and copying their sentence structures and expressions.

    2. Linguica


      How else would you learn common English phrases like "sector detail" and "blockmap compression" and "vanilla mapset"

  20. I keep forgetting that people here aren't my friends. It's silly, isn't it? You know what else is silly? How weak I am. It feels like if I had a heart made out of crystal, always getting hurt by trivial things.


    I know this isn't worth anyone's time, yet here I am, writing this. Why am I not stopping myself? I don't know. I don't understand myself, never done. Why can't things be black and white? There's always a dozen different angles to look at any given situation, but what is the correct one? Oh yeah, there isn't a correct one. I'm not sure what I'm complaining about anymore. Different things, I guess. If one of them is triggered, it triggers another, and that one triggers another, you know, like a chain reaction, so my mind just ends up being a cobbled mess. Maybe this text is a cobbled mess, I don't know, I'm not giving myself the work of actually re-reading and fixing everything like I always do. I don't have the energy for that right now. I just want to lay on the ground and do nothing, but I can't do that, of course, because life and society are a thing. They always get in the way.




    But I'll keep going.


    I'll be gone for a few months, probably. I need to rearrange my brain so it stops melting, if that makes sense. It probably doesn't though.


    Or does it?


    I don't know.


    I'll stop now.



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    2. mrthejoshmon


      Whilst we aren't exactly friends (and possibly never will be) I would like to let it be known that I do not hate you, I simply do not know you.


      We all find ourselves in the dark at times, for what little it possibly means to you I am sincere in my hopes that you will find your way into the light once more, good luck and may it all turn out well for you.

    3. KVELLER



      Dude.... what is this meltdown?


      Well... just a meltdown, I guess. Happens every now and then and I couldn't manage to shut myself up, for some reason. Anyway, I'm ok now.



      I'll be gone for a few months, probably.


      Welp, that was an overstatement.

    4. mrthejoshmon


      That's good to hear, welcome back.

  21. I was playing 3 Heures d'agonie II, got to MAP28 and... I just can't keep going. Not today, at least.


    I was struggling in MAP27 with 200 or so enemies, and MAP28 greets me with no less that 2400 monsters... fucking hell... I can't enjoy slaughter maps. I've tried time and time again, but they're just not for me. Also, you should know by now that Arch-Viles make my blood boil and, well, seeing 15 to 20 of those motherfuckers per map doesn't make me happy, to say the least.


    It's also late, and I'm so tired that I swear I heard an Arch-Vile whose laugh was echoing in the distance at one point. There weren't any Arch-Viles nearby, BTW.


    Fuck Arch-Viles.


    Also, I'm probably going to have nightmares tonight.

    1. leodoom85


      Archie voice when dying "whywhywhy"...

      Looks like someone took this poor soul which even archies can't revive it...

  22. You know, some cousins gave me an old(ish) graphics card a few days ago, and I played through Doom 2 with it using GZDoom, bloom enabled and SSAO set to high. Everything ran silky smooth. Then I started playing Confinement 256, and everyhting was ok... until I got to your map. As soon as it loaded BAM! 20 fps. I should've seen that one coming, you wondeful bastard.

    1. Dragonfly


      Hahaha Thank you! :P

  23. How do you call someone that makes the storyline for a comic book (or anything else that isn't a film)? Google Translate throws screenwriter and scriptwriter, but those refer to films only, don't they?


    I'm trying to translate something and I'm stumped with this.

    1. BigDickBzzrak


      Scriptwriter will work I think. 


  24. What a day it has been...


    I was with my dad in vacation, visiting some of our family. At 6:30 AM we were awake and ready to go back home.


    The travel was going according to the plan... until we ran into a little issue: the train that we had to take to go to the countryside where our home is, wasn't scheduled to leave today... and we didn't know... and there isn't any other way to get there without a car (which we don't have).


    But! My grandmother has a house in the city! She would surely let us stay there until tomorrow! No,  she's an asshole and basically told us to fuck off.


    Then the little issue turned into a big issue.


    Thankfully my other grandma (which isn't an asshole) gave my dad some money to buy me shoes for school, so we used that money to get a room in a freaking bar (GG shoes). Only one room was left, and it was one with a two-seater bed, so at the very least it won't be a torture for us to sleep on it.


    There was a TV, so we turned it on. Only one channel was available, probably controlled by the owner. We were watching some documentary thing, and it suddenly changes to a porn movie. We were like lol wtf, my dad turned it off and then I realize... it was the only room left... and it had a two-seater bed... oh...


    Then we just laughed. Who know what kind of shit the guy is imagining, but it's not our problem, really. I'm just thankful that we had the money to get a place to stay, I'm not sure what we would've done otherwise.

  25. So last time I played Diablo I got obliterated after a while using the barbarian, and what do you know? The barbarian wasn't even a class in the original game, and I had no idea. It was an addition made by the Belzebub mod, which I thought just allowed you to play with a higher resolution, but nope. It adds extra items, spells and other things.


    I don't care if I have to mess around a bit more to get the original game running, I just don't want to play it with mods without finishing it at least once on its original form.

    1. ShoDemo


      Yes, finishing a game, first without mods, is also something I always like to do.

      About the Barb, I just knew that Diablo 1 had only 3 classes, yet this status update made me search on the wiki and I saw that the Barb was also available in Hellfire (I still don't know much about Hellfire.


      Anyways, here is the thing I found I lacked with my first Warrior playthrough (I too got my ass kicked and I don't know if I can save that playthrough anymore, though I might make a new one sometime):

      When I would up my Strength, I could do damage, but I was slow.

      When I would up my Dexterity, I could hit faster, but I was weak.

      Plus, Dexterity is supposed to be prioritized, because for some reason, it is more effective in a Warrior and I didn't know.


      So, I needed to find the perfect balance between the two and that was something that a first timer couldn't have known without research, which means that it got ugly really fast (I think I got to level 3 or 4 and I managed to kill the Butcher with luck, but I haven't played the game ever since, because of getting stomped).



      Meanwhile in Diablo 2, it is a whole lot easier (you just have to take care of the spells and follow a certain build). Last time I played, I was kicking the enemies' asses in Act 2 and if I ever decide to continue playing, I can definitely do more progress, without trying as hard as in the first game.

      And the Paladin is great fun.