Viewer Mail #1

Not all of you may know, according to a recent email about my current projects, but I am currently affiliated with the world at war mod. It is a war game fps that is based on the infamous HL2 Source Engine and has been all too much fun to jump back into. It is true however that my previous mods fell through, and the most important thing I learned from them was that you can’t get anyone to do anything they don’t want to do, unless you pay them.


My mod, by far the most ambitious of anything I have attempted as of yet. I worked with a couple of my close friends, to put together our vision of a game and what it should entail. Needless to say we never hit release. We were in a perpetual state of disrepair, and as many other mods have come to know, the art pipeline on the source engine sucks. Pairing that up with a disillusioned cast and some unfortunate events and there was no other road to traverse. White came to an end the end of June, 2006. A high point of this mods development process was that we took the step of having a weekly mandatory meeting that really helped our vision becoming realized in the whole team, which at one point hit 17 people.

Birthstar: Frontline

This was one of the least interesting projects I had worked on, but it helped me meet some of the greatest people that I have ever had the chance to work with. Many of those who I met while on the BSF team have gone their own ways but they were more talented and driven than anything I have had the pleasure to work with since.
I was the lead programmer on this mod and while it was an interesting journey, as any application development process is, it was really a long, drawn out process, and I had to step down to life and its irritation factors. I was with Birthstar for nine months.

In the two plus years that I worked on the source engine I wrote some thirty tutorials and articles that have come to be some of the more trusted and informative on the internet. In the same light I hope to unveil some equally informative and easily readable tutorials on some of the other topics that I work with, such as PHP and C application development. I have already started and hope that I will draw the same powerful crowd that I had before my previous site was hit back in April.

Swallowbush is retiring, but I plan to move her over here in one form or another, ill have the same features, but its been a cool 2 years since I had anything of importance written on that site. I have been working on so many different websites in the last 2 years, save the forum of course, that I have probably started an epidemic, considering how easily SARS spread. Keep your eyes open to the news and information that has been added here, I hope to unveil some interesting things in the coming months, so stick around and help me by contributing where you can. As i did on the forum, all posts are welcome, bring on the newBs and the 31337, i will answer all questions i can.

Thanks to Tim for this email

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