the new gods

Having returned from the last LAN-party (the Fighternight 6) — where I again was fragged big time. Lucky me that we didn’t play one second of Counter Strike (CS) ;) — I am very much into Quake 3 Arena (Q3A) again. At the LAN someone had a movie of some Q3A grand champion doing incredible jumps, stunts, and tricks. If, following Harold Schechter, the comicbook superheroes are the new gods (Schechter 1980), they meanwhile have evolved into computergame characters. And among this breed there is an absolute upper class, the creme of the Pantheon, if you wish: the hardcore champion … Continue reading

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hell’s kitchen

Maddieman—one of the most respected modders in the whole community—has put up his new website called ↑Hell’s Kitchen: 9th March 2003 The site is up! \o/ A bit crappy at the moment, but this is my first attempt at my own web site—feel free to check out the available sections. Thanks again to biXen for setting this up for me. Announcements: Katana 2 No doubt by now, most of you will have seen the k2 video, made by the ever impressive StratonAce — if not, you should, he’s done some fantastic things with it. I should inform you however, that … Continue reading

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mphq via IRC

Yesterday I entered a new dimension of my participating observation inside the MP-modding community: I for the first time entered the chatroom of ↵MPHQ. For this I use my expired shareware-version of mIRC, which still works flawlessly – nobody knows why. GutBomb and some others were present, but they talked Mac-related, so I hadn’t too much to contribute. but from the conversation it became clear, that at least gutBomb remembers me and who i am. Today I entered the chatroom again. Ildu and some others were there. One called himself Fruehshoppen aka JCDenton999 aka TheHunted—he at once asked me if … Continue reading

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3dsmax

Some days ago I bought a book on 3dsmax4—which came with a trial-version of it—and am reading in it since, simultaneously fooling around with the application itself. The book is in German and its subtitle reads “Grundlagen und Praxis der 3D-Visualisierung und -Animation”. The book really features what its title promises. I’m astonished about the complexity and possibilities of professional software like 3ds. If this isn’t capable of producing art, I don’t know what on earth actually is.     Wook didn’t reply to my last e-mail yet. I’ve sent it on Thursday 16. Yesterday I saw a post of … Continue reading

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catastrophy

Catastrophy! The Beavises’n’Buttheads which constitute the staff of MPHQ have nuked all the forums clear! I’m not whining after my postcount (which still was a poor 200 and something), but I’m somewhat shocked about the loss of this big piece of MP-modding-community history. Now I see what a fault it was not to regularly write into this diary as I had envisioned. Now I’ve got to discipline myself and do this diary properly. On the other hand the incidence was a lesson in how-the-Internet-works. And it even may offer a new chance. All of the registered users of MPHQ have … Continue reading

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wookies chat, too

Today I chatted via IRC for the first time since ages. Crazy of Max Payne Area (MPA), a German fanpage, wanted to do an interview with Wook and me on the Lightsaber mod. So Wook and me showed up there, but Crazy didn’t. It was for the first time that the two of us ‘spoke’ to each other in real time—we ‘talked’ for 49mins without idling. Mostly about Lightsaber of course, about MaxEd’s pecularities, and about the problems to keep a modding-team together.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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