Development is a bitch
Actual SVN log entries from the development team working The Core. Click the refresh button below to get another log.
Archie Says: Well I suppose I had better mark the arrival of our third iteration SVN system with a bollock-tighteningly amazing update containing not one, not two, but sixteen clumps of arse hair. Give that man a boat.
Archie Says: Some new shit. Some new secret shit. Some new secret secret shit. And also new voice talent from FND FILMS
Urby Says: Added a whole ton of new shit. A bunch of models from Reissues. I checked all the files and readmes and there isn't a single point regarding models. I know a bunch of them are by FireBinder, some more by Half-Life Maniac. Also added some maps and shit, and a lights.rad with the new modern light texture included. Oh, and that new texture as well as some others are included in core.wad. Get it down yourself, Tigger Nits.
Archie Says: Please take a look at TrainA and explain to me why it's fucking up so badly. It's flying up into the corner of the level for some fucked up reason. Fuck shit balls fuck. I hate Goldsource with such a passion. Incidentally, the soundtrack to the following month of Core updates: http://youtu.be/NoJg0wPp8vM Some things in life are too simple. Too simple. Some things in life are too simple.
Urby Says: Done some more work on cencom3. Going to block out the rest of the map first before I go through adding entities and puzzles etc. Also removed the horrible config.cfg which got added at some point. Disabled my quicksave did that. What a cunt.
Archie Says: I hate goldsource. Updates to cendark3. Still not fixed TramA spazzing out. Urby, please look at it ASAP you testifuck.
Urby Says: Cencom3 is nearly done! Woop. I've also doctored the skill.cfg to reduce the health and damage of the warcrab. It was way too hard to kill, even on easy mode. I think we might also need an alternative to the armour since a fresh vest tops up the players protection to 100% each time which can make some sections way too easy.
Archie Says: Still having issues with the tram in Cendark3. Play the BSP to see. Started work on an area I dreamt about. Didn't know where it would fit, so it's its own map for the moment. Dirigible Dickables.
Archie Says: Major updates to cenoff2, conforming it to current Core standards. New textures added to core2.wad to allow for 16-unit deep stairs (better for AI navigation). tc_beast16s are the top surfaces, tc_beasteights are the fronts. They should fit perfectly to a .50 scale. I'm James Archibald, and that's why I drink.
Archie Says: Quite a lot of stuff really. Mostly visual. Added the first phonegg in cenoff2.
Urby Says: Cencom 3 updates up in this... sandwich?
Archie Says: New door textures - part of the "dore" series. Needed a good wooden door with the frame as part of the texture - the one I made for cenoff actually sucks when it comes to neat brushworking. Major updates to cenlab1. Changelist: * Made everything sexier. * Ate toast.
Archie Says: So cenlab1 is almost finished... After just a week's work. Why didn't I make all my maps this size? Turns out the only thing taking so long was working on areas twice the size of the Sistine Chapel. http://youtu.be/DuaJLobh2_I?hd=1
Archie Says: New prefab map because I'm sick of raiding cencom whenever I need a wall decoration :3. Add to it / take from it at will. New wall-mounted power unit with new texture set is the biggest change here, probably. I dunno I might have added more than that - I'm pretty spectacular.
Archie Says: Updates to cenlab1. It's now playable and uses the same audio track used in the evolution video. Suits it pretty well. I also made a cdaudio map which has triggers for each one so that you can quickly see which audio track corresponds to which audio file (because the numbers are wildly inconsistent). I also recorded one of my external hard drives spinning up and used it as my supercomputer sound effect in cenlab. Works pretty well.
Urby Says: Made the menu a little more special. Ate a bag of sugar.
Archie Says: Lit cendark3 again. Stopped the tram leaving the station without the player, although now it doesn't leave at all. Fucking Goldsource.
Urby Says: Added the cenboss1 map. Not sure how to execute this. Going to need to do a lot of entity work. Nearly done with the first chapter now. Only took 4 years. :|
Digi Says: Motherfucking HUD, y'all.
Digi Says: The Blacksquid commeth...
Archie Says: Added frames for new fire sprites. Please work your magic, Urbles.
Digi Says: helps if you use the correct model...
Archie Says: I'll fill your eyes with fire and fucking brimstone, for this is cenoff1 and it is HOT. Prepare your ovaries for three new sprites, a new looping sound and a flaming catastrophe in an administrator's office.
Archie Says: Removed crashing bug from Cenoff3, making the whole chapter playable again. Minor tweaks to the flaming room in cenoff1 + the addition of a few trims and lights. Having real trouble with the finalé of cenoff because there is no monster_archie and I can't specify the model used by a monster_barney if he's spawned via a monstermaker. The alternative would be teleporting him in, but you know how glitchy teleporting NPCs in Goldsource is. Surely it'd be much less of a headache to just add a monster_archie and monster_urby.
Digi Says: oh shut up you whiny little bitch. have your monster_urby and monster_archie ;)
Archie Says: Minor updates. New Chitech computer texture.
Archie Says: I did a thing in cenlab1. It's pretty.
Archie Says: v_corepipe added. Requires world model ASAP, urby.
Archie Says: Added foley sounds for pipe hits. Use the existing crowbar ones for flesh hits and misses. Recorded with a bit of old bike and a dumbell.
Digi Says: Ate a biscuit, stole some shoes... oh, and fixed that goddam lead pipe weapon. and some other shit too.
Digi Says: Since Archie will have a hissy fit if I loose this, I'll commit it to the SVN. Yo dawg, I heard you like commit logs, so i put a commit log in your commit log, so you can... yada yada.
Archie Says: Continued work on cenlab1. Added flaming barrel to prefabs map. Found a genie in a bottle. Wasted all three wishes on hookers and cocaine. Fucking excellent weekend.
Archie Says: Pulled an all-nighter on cenlab. Play the BSP. Single spotlights just make everything so... Yummy
Urby Says: Updated but quite unfinished cenboss1 rmf as well as the now outdated bsp. Also, new models for the lead pipe. Playing with the idea of giving it a cleaner texture. Meh. Also, the skill.cfg makes the black squid fucking invincible for now. Scary stuff.
Digi Says: I must say, that's the most beautiful hunk of metal to be used as a lethal weapon since you lost your crowbar a conveniently short while ago.
Digi Says: Playing with the interface design, don't worry - it's not staying this colour. :)
Digi Says: Don't mind me. Just messing with more interface stuff.
Urby Says: Whooo! Check it out. Protagonist has a face and the rest. Even did his little ID badge because Hollywood is like that.
Digi Says: There's no point to this SVN commit, other than to tell you about the awesome gluten/wheat free chocolate cake I just made. Om nom nom.
Urby Says: Here's your fuckin M4a1 assault rifle. Gave it a black gloss reskin to stop it looking SHHHHHITE! Gearbox Software, the guys who chose to release DNF... thought it best to have the w_model which lies on the ground, as well as the v_model which is held right up by your fucking face, should use the same texture resolution. It's probably a PS2 thing. Fuckin console shite. Gonna give this to the grunts soon.
Urby Says: Grunt has his M4A1 back. He's so fucking happy. Look at that face. Look at that fucking face. Pure joy.
Archie Says: Okay, noticed a pretty serious problem while tweaking the finalé sequence of cenoff1. monster_archie and monster_urby have no health. They die immediately after performing any action. I assume it has something to do with them not being present in skill.cfg, but I don't really know what I'm doing in there so I'll leave it to you.
Urby Says: Gave Urby and Archie some health so that they don't die all the time anymore. Also, changed some bits in cencom2 like the vent and the texture issues on the vending machines. Enjoi!
Urby Says: Cenboss1. It's pretty terrifying.
Urby Says: Blacksquid is pretty tough now. Fucks up your shit.
Urby Says: Changed the hgibs model to be more unpleasant. :D
Archie Says: Huge update to cenlab1, including a new texture set added to core2.wad. Progress is good. Seriously pissed off at Goldsource, though, because the sequence at the end of cenoff1 is once again broken for no reason. All the ents are setup correctly, it just won't play the sequence until the player has line-of-sight on the grunt, and considering they're trapped in an elevator and can only get line-of-sight on the grunt by noclipping, this is a fairly fucking serious issue. Suggestions welcome.
Urby Says: Texturing on the gnarly new hgib model was effed in the a. Now it's not.
Urby Says: Mr. H Gibbs being updated again. Re-orientated the gnarly head so you can see the bone and brains and shit. Also, it was clipping into the floor. That's the main reason. I'm not a pervert sadist or anything. Seriously though, go blow up some people and check out their gnarly disembodied heads. Makes me stiff.
Archie Says: Mapped to the end of cenlab.
Archie Says: Reworked lighting in cenoff3 then reworked it again. Tried a new shampoo - bit too fruity.
Archie Says: Added new texture set: coredore - a high res recreation of the lab1_doors. Also included is a prefab version of it in tc_prefabs and the PSD for making your own versions. NA NA NA NAAAAAA (Daft Punk/M83 VS Big Black Delta - Fall (Remixed By M83 Vs Big Black Delta))
Archie Says: Various minor tweaks to basically all of my maps. Replacing old textures mostly. We've now been working on this fucking mod for so long that resources we made for it early in development are now shit because we've learned so much along the way. Slow clap.
Digi Says: Because Archie has a sensitive stomach and a shit PC, the gib count has been significantly reduced...
Urby Says: Updates to cenboss1, a new urby scientist model and some new textures. I also started working on cendorm1 since cenboss1 is starting to annoy me. Not much to see in this update though.
Archie Says: Updates to Half-Life mod: The Core have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your SVN client is updated. The major changes include: 1. Added an inordinate number of new textures to core2.wad. 2. Finished Cenlab1. Seriously, it's basically complete. Even had an audio pass.3 . Began work on cend1 (see what I did there?) 4. Undertook extensive research into the way sand flattens under a tyre. 5. Went to America and undertook extensive research into the way sand flattens under a tire. 6. Walked the dinosaur.
Urby Says: Added the new cendorm map. Also, going to rework the boss fight in cenboss and make it a bit less shit and more meaningful. As such there is a script in the Resources folder. Archie, record your lines whenever and FedEx them over to me, each on their own disc. Alternatively, stick them in your audio folder and commit those motherfuckers.
Archie Says: Recorded placeholder lines for cenboss. They are somewhat rough around the edges. Drank much beer. Fucked a skank. Actually she's not a skank she's gorgeous and I am in awe of her. I had a great fucking night I'll tell you that much. Beer though. Beer. Dingleberries.
Urby Says: Added a whole bunch of new textures, by which I mean one. However, it's one that I needed to replace in a bunch of maps. So I did that.
Urby Says: Replaced the chunky chocolate bar floor tiles and did a little more work on cendorm1
Urby Says: Removed 3 unnecessary sounds which were unnecessary and not really needed. They were also redundant. To top it off, they were completely unnecessary. They were also a bit shit. I say a bit, I mean a lot. They were a lot shit.
Urby Says: There's a new Barney in town. Well, an old Barney I guess. Regular old BMS security guards are now available in the core. The downside is you won't be able to make dead ones. Not unless you prod digi. They come in 2 flavours. The regular, common Barney we know and love, and a hairier, bloody, run down Barney who needs a shower. I also did away with his chrome helmet because all chrome textures are 64x64 and look bloody awful by the rest of the core's standards.
Urby Says: Added 2 new barneys with some variations.
Archie Says: New textures, new texture set, new set of textured textures. Updates to cend1. Ummm. I don't know I'm pretty fucked on painkillers right now.