xenophilia

Forarea, a bavaria-based, interdisciplinary community of about 200 scientists, concerned with the understanding of ‘other cultures’, has launched a computer game called Xenophilia [=”the liking of the other”]. The game’s aim is to mediate an understanding of people who were socialized in cultures different from the ‘western’ one. Children and teenagers are to be reached by the game’s message. Xenophilia was presented at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair and instantaneously was awarded the Giga-Maus, a german software award. Two versions of Xenophilia are available: One for everyone and one specially designed for the use in schools.

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unix history

Not only gamer- or modding-communities are very conscious of the history of technology, but it seems to me that ‘online culture’ in general is—Éric Lévénez maintains a Unix History website, featuring “a simplified diagram of unix history. There are numerous derivative systems not listed in this chart, maybe 10 times more! In the recent past, many electronic companies had their own unix releases. This diagram is only the tip of an iceberg, with a penguin on it ;-).” For your convenience he stores several printable formats of his unix family tree for download … in case you still are searching for an appropriate poster to put on your office’s walls.

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bloodshed mod

KiLLeRsEppL. 2002. Bloodshed Mod.

mod-type: gameplay_tweak, fx_tweak
release date: 19 August 2002
release package: Bloodshed_v3.0.zip [9MB]
package contains: Bloodshed Mod v3.0.mpm [13MB] | Bloodshed Readme.txt [4KB]
download: at filefront

accompanying Bloodshed Readme.txt:

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Welcome to the Bloodshed Mod Readme
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1. EXPLANATION
2. VIOLENCE WARNING
3. FEATURE-LIST
4. CHANGES
5. PLANED FEATURES
6. CHEATS
7. CONTACT

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1. EXPLANATION
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The Bloodshed Mod is the first Mod, which is concentrated on Blood-, Scream- and Deatheffects.
The Mod will also modify some other things, but the main focus is on the blood ;)
When you ask yourself, why I have spend so much time in such a Mod, I can tell you that it was
real fun for me to modify Max Payne with Bloodshed! The normal blood is shit and so Ive startet
creating the Bloodshed.

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2. VIOLENCE WARNING
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This modification contains scenes of graphic violence at a much higher level than the orginal
developer (Remedy) indended. Therefore the developers of this modification recommend that persons under the
age of 16 years are not permitted to view the graphic content of this modification.
By running this modification, you agree to these terms and accept to be held entirely responsible for
any damage caused either directly or indirectly through the use of this modification.
Do not play too long on this mod, when you don’t stomach the pictures you can see!

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3. FEATURE-LIST
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– Max Payne: New Outfit (Matrix), Sunglasses, Long Coat
– Uzi: New Skin, New Sound, Max holds the DualIngrams tilt
– Bullettime: Neverending ;) [CAREFUL: The Shootdodging still needs Bullettime!]
– Menus: New Menupictures, Levelselector, Gamesetmode-changer installed
– Loadingbar: New Bar: Bloody Knife
– New Beretta Sound
– New Reload-sounds
– Matrix Waves when shooting with a gun
– Katana Sword added to the weapons
– Some changes with the letters in the mainmenu

– New bloodtextures on the ground and on glass
– Extremly affecting deathsequence when killing with grenades or with the grenadelauncher
– Higher quality of textures
– The faces of enemies will become bloody when they die
– With the shotgun/DE you can bring down the arms and heads of some enemytypes (Killersuits,Soldiers,SSGangstas)
– With the Katana you can also cut the arms and heads
– New Cameraeffect for the Katanadeath and with extremly affecting sounds

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4. CHANGES
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BETA1 : Internat BETA, First effects
BETA2 : Internal BETA, Bugfixes, New Deathskins
BETA3 : Internal BETA, Ingram animation, Deatheffect with Grenades
Version 1.0 : Menus were built, Bullettime fixes, New Sounds in Menu, Bloodtextures, RELEASE
Version 2.0 : Desert Eagle Fix
Version 3.0 : New bloodtextures, Katana Sword & Deathsequence, HIGH VIOLENCE STATUS, New Menupictures, New Bloodpackets, Bullettime Music, Colourchanges, Fixes

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5. PLANED FEATURES
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When the KungFu v3.0 is came out, I will add the Moves with some modifications ;)
I will see, if I will make one new bloodtexture and a new Shadow for Max

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6. CHEATS
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Ive made the cheats a little easier to use for you:

=CHEAT= =FUNCTION=
Weapons = All Weapons
Ammo = Infinite Ammo
Bloodbath = God-Mode, All Weapons and Infinite Ammo

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7. CONTACT
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If you have a question or problems with the mod, you can send a mail to KiLLeRsEppL[at]web.de
You can ask in English, und auch auf Deutsch ;)

Or try to contact me via ICQ. My ICQ UIN: 113481415

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sig


Created a sig[nature] (see above) to gain some more profile at MPHQ—and for fun reasons :o) It cost me like about two hours this noon. But at least now I know a little about how-to-use Photoshop 5.0 LE. KerLone was so friendly to host my sig on his website. Of course I immediately had to post something … and did so in the MPHQ XiaoXiao Forum. Then I realized that, when I up-date my profile, immediately all my posts in the forums (a lame seven until today) update. So my sig is visible on the web now. This fact of the Internet still amazes me. What amazes me, too, is the sheer power of the graphics tools—if I think about how long it would have taken, to generate the sig with my (offline- ;o) airbrush …

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dark evil

Coolman01 [aka Tom Faber]. 2002. Dark Evil.

mod-type: gameplay_tweak, weapons_tweak, fx_tweak, skin_tweak
release date: 10 August 2002
release package: DarkEvil.zip [11MB]
package contains: Dark Evil.mpm [19MB] | LiesMich.txt [6KB] | ReadMe.txt [4KB]
download: at filefront

accompanying Readme.txt:

English Version
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Dark Evil
v1.0
Release: 10. August, 2002, 0:00 (GMT +1)

This Mod is free-to-development

Each may develop this Mod like he wants (new Levels, weapons…) and publish.
But these conditions must be kept:
1. The names of the developers of the earlier version(s) must stand in the ReadMe.
2. The current version must always be indicated (1.0, 2.0 …).
3. With the shop of the menu must stand in the picture ” This Mod is free-to-development ” !

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Story:

A deadly virus broke out of the laboratories from Aesir , which already infected New York completely in shortest time.
But the victims of the virus do not remain dead, them become Zombies and trachten for the living person still their life…

It gives already an anti-virus, but if infecting is past too far, the anti-virus which is one inject itself must also ineffectively.
They are trained speziel for are situations and to have the order the responsible persons for this disaster to find, to eliminate and the infected ones.

Whether you uncover the happening as John Smith, the mysterious FBI agent, pr as Alexandra Dark, the beautiful policewoman, is left to them.
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Features:

v1.0

-new Weapons: Crossbow, Magnum, Flare, Chaingun, Flamethrower
-Kung Fu
-new HUD
– 2 playaible Characters:

-Alexandra Dark
Woman, Age: 21, Police Officer
Specialized in Kung Fu.
If one plays it, one can make much more Kung Fu move, one can more highly jump, faster run, and, if one is heavily hurt, heal themselves.
However it cannot well with weapons, and it stands fewer injuries than John Smith.

-John Smith
Male, Age: 27, FBI Agent
Specialized in weapons.
Smith cannot jump very highly and run more a little fast also Kung Fu
can it only few, however he bears more damage and he can better with weapons deal.

-and many many more

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Game Modes

Normal Game:
The player must struggle through hordes of Zombies and find the informants of the Viruses.

Infected:
The player is infected with the virus and has only few minutes before the virus in its body spreads and him kills.
Before the time ran off, one must not have completed the level. It gives none bonus time, if you kill opponents!

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Bugs

This Mod is not compatiabel with old Savegames !
If one with Alexandra Dark plays sees one in some Zwieschensequenzen John Smith.

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Credits:

v1.0

Tom “Coolman01” Faber
coolman-01[at]gmx.net
Mod Idea, Coder, few Sounds, few Weapon Skins, Skins, Menu, HUD

Killerseppel
KiLLeRsEppL[at]web.de
Blood Decals

Kenny Young
KungFu Animations

Project X Team
Flamethrower

B.K.G. (Hitman)
Crossbow + Skeleton + new Painkiller Model

v2.0

v3.0

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Copyright

Dark Evil, and free-to-development is a Idea of Tom “Coolman01” Faber.
The Level and Character Selector is (C) by Tom “Coolman01” Faber.

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masterfusion

Masterfusion, leader of the mod-project Matrixed Reality has published a comment wherein he states, that he plans to switch engines:

Hey guys, perhaps you have noticed that I didn’t update my site in the last time and didn’t show any new stuff. Well, I thought about which features to add in the next version, but everytime I had a cool idea I had to recognize that the limitations of the modding-system in Max Payne don’t make it possible to include. This pissed me off, so I finally decided to change the engine and continue with Matrixed Reality by making a mod for Unreal Tournament 2003. I will change the name from “Matrixed Reality” to “Matrixed Unreality”, since the gameplay will be completely different. I have already started to work, so there’s no way to stop me … hehe. Here are for example some screenshots from the new construct I made for Matrixed Unreality: I plan to make the gameplay as follows: There will be two teams, the agents and Morpheus’ crew, and the two gameplay-modes “Rescue Morpheus” and “Find the next exit”. In the first mode, Morpheus will be a hostage, captured somewhere in the map, and Neo, Trinity and the others will have to rescue him, while the agents try to stop them. In “Find the next exit” Morpheus’ crew will have to get as fast as possible to the next exit, while the agents will again try to kill them. I also plan to include some RPG-elements, like getting points for each frag, and when you have a certain amount of points, you can choose if you want to get better in “speed”, “strength” or some other categories. Synti will begin to make a new site soon, and I hope that my other team-members will also still help me. Anyway, I won’t leave the mphq-community, I will still make some animations for XiaoXiao and help New Dawn with some skins.

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cs offline

Aus dem Leben eines CS’lers gegriffen [a glimpse into the life and times of a Counter-Strike player] is a hilarious satirical text [in German] by an unknown author. In short: a CS-player goes to an offline shooting range and tries to play out his ‘experience’ with firearms. He’s quite confident in himself as he followed the recent press stories on CS—deducing from them, he has to have world’s best training concerning firearms …

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dukefx

Raeyl. 2002. DukeFX.

mod-type: gameplay_tweak, skin_tweak, fx_tweak
release date: 16 April 2002
release package: DukeFX.zip [6MB]
package contains: DukeFX.mpm [9MB] | DukeFX_info.txt [1KB]
download: at filefront

accompanying DukeFX_info.txt:

Author: Raeyl
Title: DukeFX
Email: raeyl[at]hotmail.com
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Features
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-Duke Nukem skin replacement for Payne
-KungFu 2.0
-Matrix Wave particle
-enhanced Bullet-Time
-increased bullet speed to reflect realism
(400 metres per second; used to be 50)
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matrixed reality

matrixed reality

Scene from the Max-Payne-1 mod-project 'Matrixed Reality.'


There is yet another Matrix-mod for Max Payne in the making: Matrixed Reality. The team-leader is Masterfusion—seemingly from Germany or Austria. The Neo-model looks very good, far more similar to Keanu Reeves than most others I have seen. One of the mod’s features will be a ‘new level selector. It will be a level, the loading-room of The Matrix. Everything will be white (like in the movie) and Neo will say ‘I need guns…lots of guns’. Then you will be able to collect a lot of weapons and go to a telephone and change to the level you want to play (I think I’m gonna make one telephone for each level).’

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