It's been a while, so time for an update. I'm behind on finishing up my mod. Sorry for those who have been waiting. It is not cancelled, just delayed like Duke Nukem Forever was.
However, I have put some AvP2 related videos together recently.
The first video is a tutorial for how to install rez files. I still get questioned on this from new and returning players, so I decided to make a step by step video on how to get mods and other custom content working.
The second video is a promotional video I put together for x-M-x's All In One download for AvP2 and Primal Hunt.
I'm releasing two small files today. The first is "AvP2 Desktop Icons." It's a pack of 10 desktop icons for either your AvP2 or Primal Hunt desktop shortcuts.
I've included a few variations and different resolution sizes, so hopefully you'll find something that suits your style. Preview:
I'm also releasing "Vision Mode Fix." It is a really small mod that acts as a patch for players who experience black screens when switching through alien night vision and predator nav vision modes.
The black screens are due to modern video cards not supporting the invert colors in AvP2's vision modes. This mod is made for singleplayer usage only, as you will not be able to join servers with it. Video preview:
I uploaded two new videos to my Youtube channel recently. One is a short, funny clip and the other is a full play through of HHO's first ever singleplayer map, titled "Frosty Aliens Predators."
The version of the map I played is beta; so expect bugs, balance issues, etc. Consider it a preview of the final release.
03/01/15 - Site Upgrade + New Videos!
I redesigned the site a bit. I added cheats and miscellaneous pages for more content. I also revised every page by fixing the code and and added extra content.
Moreover, I'm starting to use my Youtube channel a bit more and uploaded a bunch of videos covering LithTech games/demos, official AvP2 videos and even beta footage. Enjoy!
02/10/15 - What's Going On?
I haven't posted a news update in forever, so I thought it's about time I shared what I'm up to. First of all I've cleaned up the website a bit, removed dead links, added new active links and ways to connect with me.
As for what I'm working on? Well I've returned 100% to working on my Star Wars Mod - Worldtexture Add-On. However, I decided that the name of the mod is WAY too long. I also know that it's made to run alongside the Star Wars Mod.
Therefore, I decided to merge the two together. Thus, I'm now calling it either "Star Wars Mod 2.0" OR "Star Wars Mod 2.0 - Special Edition." I want to see how the "Special Edition" part looks in the menus, but either way the mod
is now 2.0. I know I said in the past that if I made a 2.0 version of the mod, it would include gameplay changes, but this will not. It will just be a combination of the Star Wars Mod and the Worldtexture Add-On. I will also include a few
other little bonuses, like additional skins, audio and a few touch-ups over the original mod. So yes, it will still be a client side mod.
Unfortunately the status of the mod is still incomplete. It really is a huge task to drastically alter nearly all the textures in AvP2. However, I have made tons of progress since the last update I posted here:
Since then I've re-textured more multiplayer maps, landscapes in singleplayer, vehicles, props, etc. I've changed quite a bit, but I'm not quite ready to share the progress. A lot of stuff is still work in progress. If I upload photos and
then I decide to go back and change some textures around to fit better across multiple levels, then I would have to retake photos and upload the more current version. I want to avoid all that and just wait until I get it to a point where
I know I wont have to go back and undo textures for compatibility reasons.
As for the release date? I want to release it this year. My goal is to finish it asap because I really want to get it done and enjoy the final product by playing it, instead of always testing how everything looks.
I'm also hoping to make some videos with it. I plan on doing a cinematic trailer when its 100% completed prior to its release. That's something I've never done, but I think it will turn out cool.
On a side note, I've made a small little mod that may help those who have trouble running AvP2 on windows 8.1 and experience black screens with pred tech and nav vision modes. If there is a demand for this I will release it. It is NOT
a client side mod. But it does help with fixing the issue in singleplayer. Windows 8.1 SUCKS at direct draw for AvP2. If you can, stay on Windows 7 or even Windows XP.
Oh and one more thing. Stop by the AvPUnknown forum. I post there quite a bit and the forum has gained some decent traction over time. Feel free to join in on the conversation.
I've updated the site to include a few new features. Over on the left side of the site, I've added a few icons (links) to connect with me and visit other sites that are connected to this one.
There is my developer overview/profile on AvP2files, a link to my youtube channel, the email form, and a new rss feed for mobile users/rss readers.
I've also added a videos page where the old "contact me" link used to be. This is where I'll link to my AvP2-related videos.
My youtube channel will basically have gaming videos. You'll see a lot of Left 4 Dead 2 vids (a recent distraction from my modding) and AvP2 videos, featuring either my mods or just me playing the game.
So far I only have two AvP2 videos up, but I'll add more in the future. Also feel free to subscribe to my channel if you want.
10/1/11 - The Move To AvPUnknown
After several years of being hosted by lithfaq (thanks to "The One") I have decided to jump to the new epicenter of everything AvP2, that is AvPUnknown. Lithfaq has bottomed out, and I don't know
how much longer it will even be online.
Thanks go to x-M-x for the new host. If you didn't already know, I'm a moderator on the AvPUnknown forum. Feel free to stop by and join. You can check it out here:
As for the future of my site and files, I will be tweaking this site a bit. It has already been a bit upgraded in the transfer to AvPUnknown. I may also introduce some video content in the form of my youtube videos (AvP2 related). Furthermore, I still have to finish that dreaded
Star Wars Worldtexture pack. I have not forgot about it. Just life gets in the way, other games distract me, and the jump to windows 7 has left me unable to use some old modding software that I used to use on Windows XP.
So I need to figure out a workaround with the modding tools and get back to action. I actually do have ideas of other mods I would like to try making, but I must finish this one first.
So let me know what you think of what's going on here and relax! You'll live longer...