So wow, what a busy week! I have a lot of interesting and exciting things to bring up for you all.
First of all, apparently I'm to be featured on the Game-Guru site. I've been writing this blog for the better part off and on for 4 years now. It's primarily for a writing exercise for me; I receive no monies for it and it really doesn't benefit me much. It's more like a 3 hour headache each Monday, hah!
Official Game-Guru News
The mega pack 1 DLC is being updated to PBR.
So this is a regular occurrence and while overall this is a positive the more important news I believe is buried here:
"Back in the main product, we are looking closer at supporting a new model format, the very modern and exciting GLTF v2.0 format which you will find springing up over the last few years, including popular asset stores such as SketchFab. More news on this as it happens, and we look forward to giving you more powers to import the models you want for your next game making project."
I don't know much about GLTF but I will say this can only help. One of the major limitations of Game-Guru has centered around the .x model types and their importation. I hope this brings some serious flexibility to the engine.
Also in other news I found on the site, not sure when this was implemented but they finally put a 'showcase' section in which is good because some really good projects can be found there as a 'highlight' of what you can do in Game-Guru. No surprise some of the names/faces there, though, right?
You can find the full list here: http://www.game-guru.com/showcase
What's Good In The Store
This week on the store we have Teabone, who once again created fantastic set of criminally low priced objects.
|It's literally 80 cents.|
This is ironic, of course, because it's a 'crime scene pack'. Get it here!
On a secondary note I've spoken with T-Bone and you can expect more to be added as well as a slight price increase so if you purchase it now you'll save some money in the long run. Though admittedly it's so cheap it might not even matter if it goes up.
Next we have Pasquill's 'best in show' train set. I will honestly say this is gorgeous beyond what it has a right to be. It's priced reasonably, which you might think it's high priced but personally I've seen assets like this go for MUCH higher on other game engine sites.
Lastly not to clutter this section Mad Lobster made a beautiful console for his Mad Scientist Laboratory set.
You get four versions of it for the price of one if you buy it as an individual object; obviously holders of the pack get this for free. It's PBR mapped and it just looks amazing.
Get it here:
Mad Scientist Spinning Console
Third Party Utilities and Tutorials
There's some really cool dynamic lighting scripts here: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/219867
Amenmoses has been working on bringing antiques to life: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/220041
Preben has been working on volumetric lighting(GASP): https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/220046
New user "DannyD" made a (in my opinion, much needed) Setup.ini gui editor: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/220007
Well.. damn. I *WAS* going to post a free cargo ship that Bod had put up but some clod went and crapped all over him on this thread here: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/220042
Bod pulled his entire thread of free stuff. It's all gone, for pretty much ever. I can't even blame the guy. He's been burned by more than one jerk in the past on this stuff and it's just a damn shame someone as generous as he is has to put up with things like this. The situation in a nutshell was:
Bod made a licensed product available for free under strict rules that you cannot modify, alter, or sell it. This is a fairly standard practice, actually.
So this user modified it, asked for help with his modification of it, and then when Bod called him out on it got absolutely childish and insulting towards Bod who in turn pulled his massive repository of free stuff. RIP.
For the user who decided to make a stand over something they were clearly on the wrong in...
In the meantime...
https://serygalacaffeine.com/2018/09/12/redsorceress-skyboxes-archive/ free skyboxes!
http://playerzeek-fpsc2011.yolasite.com/ old assets for FPSC! Maybe you can import them.
Random Acts of Creativity
Slaur3n's work is coming along wonderfully on his cowboy shooter.
It's positively impressive to see people put this level of effort into a game. Really solid effort and I hope it sees release!
In My Own Works
This week I spent a few hours working on both chapter 18 and having to go back to chapter 4 and add an entire section on the new water controls on the tab-tab menu. This is going to be a down to the wire production for my book. I'm up to around 65,000 pages and need to hit 120k for my deadline.
My Lightkit script is on sale for 1.75!
My CameraKit script is on sale for 2.75!
Thanks again for reading and see you next week!