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Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
Like always there's more crap going on in the world than it's save for the people in it. I'm thought not going to spend time on ranting about it here since most of it is technical and is related to games development. Too many bad developments in the last years. The bad awakening is going to happen soon but while others just follow the Lemmings over the cliffs I'm more into doing something against it. So in contrary to me usually not bringing personal projects into a journal like this: support the Drag[en]gine Project! Support a free game engine project with AAA qualities to give back the power to the creative people, to fight against DRM and OS dominance ( windows sucks for gaming, believe me, I know it since I dev for both systems ) and to fight against bug-galores ( more and more complex games in the same time calls for bugged releases, no matter if you are genius or not ). So in this sense, have a nice day.

News from the ticker

I'm really buried in work right now and barely manage to take some time off for some recreation projects ( as the IDramon Fun Project for example ). But the engine is coming along well although I'm hitting strong resistance on the Graphics front. Looks like I have to play my last trump card, GPU4 support. I wanted to avoid this but as it looks there's no other way to get the real punch rolling. Turns the default Graphic Module into a pure high-end Graphic Module but players can choose so this is not an issue in the end. I'm still aiming for a release end this year but this is going to be a tight call as I also have to write my Master Thesis and I definitely could have picked an easier topic. But hey that's me. I always play games on the hardest settings so I somehow attract the tough jobs :D . More to come soon hopefully. I definitely keep the ball rolling.

Gift Art / Requests

Put on hold until I get some more free time.


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* Dekalt Dragon ( zoids... damn I found hilarious reference images! )
* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Holydramon ( digimon )
* Coredramon ( digimon )

* Shield Liger ( zoids ) => Re-visited

* Charizard ( pokemon ) => Done
* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done
* Imperialdramon ( digimon ) => Done



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Contributor: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended. Only serious applications! This project needs people with the will to get things through to the end. This is not a one month job. Making a game like this takes a lot of time.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub: :icondragonartists: :iconblender-club:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
A long time ago ( 10 years if my memory serves me well ) a game called "Spyro" hit the PS delivering some fresh graphics, funny game mechanics and a lovely little dragon which you just had to like. After three installments the bonds between the developers and Spyro got severed and a new team took over the franchise. From that time on the franchise went downhill... fast. The last installment of this dead dragon falling down into a bottomless pit continues on both the Wii and NDS. While the Wii version of the same title I can not review I can do so for the NDS version... and I repent to have to test play that game. So if you want a closer look read the review of
"The Legend Of Spyro - Dawn Of The Dragon" (USA)
. Chances are the Wii version is better but since it's mostly the same game just with beefed up graphics I don't see this dragon revived in the near future.

That said... Cynder rules :P

News from the ticker

More work as always. Lots of news posts especially about the engine got release in the mean time. Head over to the ModDB profile to have a look. More to come.


Gift Art / Requests

I still have requests dangling around but with my tight time schedule I'm afraid I can't spend the time. I'll put those on hold until I get some free time. Sorry for those involved but the day has only fucking 24 hours sleeping included ( which unfortunately I do a lot these days... I'm somehow knacked :dead: )


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* Dekalt Dragon ( zoid... damn I found hilarious reference images! )
* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Holydramon ( digimon )

* Shield Liger ( zoids ) => Aborded ( maybe not? :O )

* Charizard ( pokemon ) => Done
* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
Not much to rant about this time. Yathzee does a better job at ranting... and a funny one. So if you have never seen Zero Punctuation go screw yourself ;)


News from the ticker

The game itself has been a bit slowed in progress so the game engine can be pushed. Release is slated for somewhere this year so time is burning :D . Nevertheless I could test a new few things like a new way to create realistic dragon skins and fiddling with the Sculpt Tool in Blender3D. Things are taking shape now. Hopefully soon the first game dragon is fully finished with all the bells and whistles :D


Gift Art / Requests

I still have requests dangling around but with my tight time schedule I'm afraid I can't spend the time. I'll put those on hold until I get some free time. Sorry for those involved but the day has only fucking 24 hours sleeping included ( which unfortunately I do a lot these days... I'm somehow knacked :dead: )


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* Dekalt Dragon ( zoid... damn I found hilarious reference images! )
* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Holydramon ( digimon )

* Shield Liger ( zoids ) => Aborded

* Charizard ( pokemon ) => Done ( :n::e::w: )
* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
I don't know if it is lack of imagination or simply the futile struggle to impress all people around with super techniques and tons of colors and what not else but like 99% of dragon images you find on DA are simply lacking. Yes the techniques is very good and somebody spent a lot of time to draw something... that lacks expression. I'm really tired of those cranked up dragon images where the dragon looks more like Arnold Schwarzenegger with skin cancer after being dumbed in green paint. All these piles of colorful muscle and deformed spines sporting "things" have the expression of a stone. Damn again start drawing dragons which have expression, which have live, which "are" dragons and not just a compilation of your latest fucking technique. I've seen fan works where people drew dragons with the most simplistic technique that some would consider children stuff but fuck it these dragons had damn expression and had been vivid! But maybe it's like with games development: churn out the same old crap day after day but lacking the heart.

:tombstone: good dragon drawings on :devart:



News from the ticker

Ups and downs like always. People coming people going but the core team is going to stick together. The Game Engine takes some more work and hopefully soon a news post with all the new bells and whistles can be deployed. I'm still trying to get this shaped up for somewhere autumn or winter this year but I don't know how much time I get with university and job. Let's be optimistic.


Gift Art / Requests

I still have requests dangling around but with my tight time schedule I'm afraid I can't spend the time. I'll put those on hold until I get some free time. Sorry for those involved but the day has only fucking 24 hours sleeping included ( which unfortunately I do a lot these days... I'm somehow knacked :dead: )


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
Today voting ended for the ModDB MOTY. A list of top 100 entries is now open for the final voting. I didn't expect to make it in there since I do not have a horde of hype-loving fanboys dripping out of my arse but at least getting in there I hoped for. Although they made such a big fuss the Indie entries are laughably small. It really made me sick to see crap like Dragonball XYZ or Stargate XYZ in the top 100 than a worthwhile Indie game. There's also no Deus-Ex mod in the list at all. Hell mods like TNM or New Vision are ten times better than your generic DB or SG mod but just because they don't build up a horde of hype-loving fanboy idiots with a PR guy doing nothing else than smearing honey around their mouth they do not get in this list. I'm really sad since I hoped for a more interesting MOTY than last year. But the crap of last year repeats.

BTW. Natural Selection is NOT ELIGIBLE you idiots! It has been in MOTY already in previous years!



News from the ticker

A new and more work is going on. Nothing yet showing screenshots since it's all technical work to give you one of the best game engines out there. Just be patient. We are working on some more images and hopefully videos to show what we are made off ;)


Gift Art / Requests

Since a couple of month now some gift art and requests are laying on my desk and unfortunately I did not get the time yet to put my hands on it. I apologize to those still waiting on their piece of art. I have not forgotten about you, definitely not. I'll get to it, I will ;)

AuraGuardianHadou Still pending. I nearly forgot about this one ^^; [ 0% ]

Tusami Canceled. Would take a bit long to explain but I decided to cancel her chara since I made in the mean time some other deviations qualifying for a gift art.


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
Schweiz: Es ist tatsächlich geschehen! Blocher wurde kastriert und der SVP eine Maulbinde angelegt. Das ich den Tag noch erleben darf. Mit Erpressung und faulen Tricks hat sich Blocher und Co. den Sitz ergaunert und dafür hat er am heutigen Tag die rote Karte gezeigt bekommen. Manchmal gibt es doch noch gerechtigkeit in der Welt :dance:

English: It evenutally happened! Blocker got castrated and the SVP has been muffled. That I'm supposed to live this glorious event. With blackmailing and foul tricks Blocker and Co. obtained his seat and today he got shown the red card. Sometimes justice still exists in this world :dance:

News from the ticker

It's time for ModDB voting! If you want to support the Drag[en]gine or the Epsylon Project then it's now time to get voting. With only a week left you have to hurry. Go to the Project page and hit the big fat vote button if you want to support this project. You can also watch some new videos and a status report of the game engine at the same time. :winner:


Gift Art / Requests

Since a couple of month now some gift art and requests are laying on my desk and unfortunately I did not get the time yet to put my hands on it. I apologize to those still waiting on their piece of art. I have not forgotten about you, definitely not. I'll get to it, I will ;)

AuraGuardianHadou Still pending. I nearly forgot about this one ^^; [ 0% ]

Tusami Canceled. Would take a bit long to explain but I decided to cancel her chara since I made in the mean time some other deviations qualifying for a gift art.


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
When it gets down to games with dragons you end up in 99% of cases with the same old fucking crap: slay 'em, ride 'em, tame 'em. More brain dead than this you can't get. So this is where recently on the release channel a new Nintendo DS games shows up: "Dragon Tamer: Sound Spirit (J)". Usually this should show you already a red flag but sometimes you still think that maybe a miracle just happened. After giving this one though a test run it was clear again how brain dead people are once they see something like a dragon ( with stress on "like a" ). Long time since I had the honor to rip apart a crappy game. Maybe somebody has now this "w00t drg0ns!" feeling coming along but be warned there are definitely better games out there. Review


News from the ticker

As time goes by work goes on. Many want to know what the status of the project is. Currently I'm again down to being the only worker which is a bit sad but like always people show more enthusiasm while joining the cause than they have to pursue it. This though only slows down the project but is not going to halt it. Since the launch of the new and reworked ModDB page the Drag[en]gine received also its own profile besides the game project. Hence if you want to track this engine to use it for your own project once upon time just drop in there and track it. The same goes for the game itself. Currently the work on the engine is pressed more than on the game so this one is hopefully going to be released somewhere next year. Stay tuned for more.



Gift Art / Requests

Since a couple of month now some gift art and requests are laying on my desk and unfortunately I did not get the time yet to put my hands on it. I apologize to those still waiting on their piece of art. I have not forgotten about you, definitely not. I'll get to it, I will ;)

AuraGuardianHadou Still pending. I nearly forgot about this one ^^; [ 0% ]

Tusami Canceled. Would take a bit long to explain but I decided to cancel her chara since I made in the mean time some other deviations qualifying for a gift art.


Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

* Renamon ( digimon ) => Done

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

Grogdon  ==> Retired Member: Concept Artist
FoxDF ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project
Drag[en]gine Game Engine
ModDB Profile
ModDB - Largest Game-Mod Site



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

FoxDF  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
Grogdon ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
Windy999 ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

A new year should not be tipped off with a big rant so this section is going to be empty... until the next journal post ;)



News from the ticker

There is happens once again: 2007... ok... not the year itself ( time travel has not yet grown main stream ) but the process of fireworks, drinking and killing off nearly the entire night. But like any new year this one starts immediately with new work to be done. As a little back view the project once started roughly in winter 2006 and since then grew not only in members but also in the work laying on the table. Many anticipate but good things take their time. I'm working hard on my part to get out soon some more interesting footage than just screenshots so be a little patient. For those interested the New Year Special contains some additional informations of where we are and where we are heading. Stay tuned for more and have a nice week of holidays ( for those having it o.=.O ).



Gift Art / Requests

Since a couple of month now some gift art and requests are laying on my desk and unfortunately I did not get the time yet to put my hands on it. I apologize to those still waiting on their piece of art. I have not forgotten about you, definitely not. I'll get to it, I will ;)

:icontusami: Giftart in form of a 3D model of his Chara. Still waiting  for some more better reference image ( I have troubles to "grasp" the Chara ). [ 0% ]
:iconauraguardianhadou: Request in form of a 3D model of his Chara. I have some reference images around and they should be enough to get started. [ 0% ]



Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

Somehow I always had my plans on what I wanted to model but never go the time. Still for some of those fun-projects I collected already the needed reference images and once I can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life I will try to get those guys done. Most of the characters or creatures I somehow stumble across on television or on the world-wide-waste. So if you are a fan boy of one or the other please don't go after me. Of most of the stuff here I have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. At other places though I know what I speak off so don't try to find that out, ok? I have chosen those characters either because I like them or because I see some challenge in doing them. So here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Renamon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

Once I get one of those done they'll end up here.



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note. Also Mappers and Animators are welcome. Working with Blender3D is not a must but warmly recommended.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

OMFG!!1!!11 more i just could not say as this evening coming home from my military service popping up DA. whoever did this has no idea of GUI design and has on top of it a major league bad taste at all. it's like windumb se-xp! all the space is wasted and even on a 1400x1050 monitor things are cramped like hell ( WTF?!?! ) ! this design is nearly as worse as the one of ModDB v2.0 . it's a pity people never learn why you should not force a new design on people and keep a backwards button if possible because this is vomit-style. sure we will get along with it but why does mankind always strive for bullshit and crapshit instead of keeping something that's working? ever heard of the hacker slogan "Never change a running system!" ? it's there for a reason. now we have to live in a true DA-hell thanks to some idiots with no idea about design and layouting. U_U

EDIT: jeez... and the new 'grouped message' shit on top of the page is yet another hate! now we have a stupid non-sense number of all messages and no more split up into notes, messages, journals and polls. i want to know what kind of message i got without having to poke around the clumpsy message center all day long U_U


News from the ticker

done and over! after 39 days of military service i'm now finished with it. i have served off the 380 obligatory days of military service in my country and can finally dump that shit into a cupboard where it can dust 'til the end of times. although some things in service had showed me another side of life and for sure has shaped me to some degree i'm happy getting over it finally. now it's time to start the real life again. :D

i hope to get soon to the work promised to others. kick my e-butt if i should be slow :D

:icontusami: giftart in form of a 3d model of his chara. still waiting on the reference images. [ 0% ]
:iconauraguardianhadou: request in form of a 3d model of his chara. i'll get to that soon ^^; [ 0% ]

Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

somehow i always had my plans on what i wanted to model but never go the time. still for some of those fun-projects i collected already the needed reference images and once i can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life i'll try to get those guys done. most of the characters or creatures i somehow stumble across on tee-vee or on the world-wide-waste. so if you are a fanboy of one or the other please don't go after me. of most of the stuff here i have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. at other places though i know what i speak off so don't try to find that out, k? i've chosen those characters either because i like them or because i see some challange in doing them. so here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Renamon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

once i get one of those done they'll end up here.

People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

too much to sum it all up... currently everything deserves a f'king rant ( how much can go wrong in life :| )


News from the ticker

it strikes me once again: military service :ninja: . this time though i have the advantage that it's the last time in my life i have to go... the last 6 f'king weeks of doing nothing constructive... and this is obligatory for men in my country :| . and if this would not be enough the master server fried itself in the company and i'm the one responsible for the machine but how doing so if i'm gone :| . life can suck big time can't it?

work on the project and other stuff there is tricky and most of the time not possible so there will not much to be seen of me in the next couple of weeks.

:icontusami: giftart in form of a 3d model of his chara. still waiting on the reference images. [ 0% ]
:iconauraguardianhadou: request in form of a 3d model of his chara. i'll get to that soon ^^; [ 0% ]

Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

somehow i always had my plans on what i wanted to model but never go the time. still for some of those fun-projects i collected already the needed reference images and once i can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life i'll try to get those guys done. most of the characters or creatures i somehow stumble across on tee-vee or on the world-wide-waste. so if you are a fanboy of one or the other please don't go after me. of most of the stuff here i have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. at other places though i know what i speak off so don't try to find that out, k? i've chosen those characters either because i like them or because i see some challange in doing them. so here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Renamon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

once i get one of those done they'll end up here.

People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons: :icondragonartistsclub:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

currently no specific rant but the same old problems. but don't worry, the next rant is for sure not far away ;)


News from the ticker

funny but whenever your time get's scarce people tend to glomp on you. for some stuff i'm responsible myself and i did accept some tasks a bit too fast. but on the other hand denying requests from others produces only sad faces. so besides my big project i picked up a couple of tasks from within DA and from the outside world. so i'll put here a list of what is pending from inside DA.

:icontusami: giftart in form of a 3d model of his chara. still waiting on the reference images. [ 0% ]
:iconauraguardianhadou: request in form of a 3d model of his chara. i'll get to that soon ^^; [ 0% ]

Future Projects ( Fun-Projos )

somehow i always had my plans on what i wanted to model but never go the time. still for some of those fun-projects i collected already the needed reference images and once i can slack off a bit from my rather busy real life i'll try to get those guys done. most of the characters or creatures i somehow stumble across on tee-vee or on the world-wide-waste. so if you are a fanboy of one or the other please don't go after me. of most of the stuff here i have nearly no knowledge except some pictures which stung my eyes. at other places though i know what i speak off so don't try to find that out, k? i've chosen those characters either because i like them or because i see some challange in doing them. so here for the list in no particular order.

* King Ghidorah ( original godzilla movies )
* Godjira ( original godzilla movies )
* Rodan ( original godzilla movies )
* Imperialdramon ( digimon )
* Aeroveedramon ( digimon )
* Renamon ( digimon )
* Charizard ( pokemon )

once i get one of those done they'll end up here.

People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

for those who read the last journal-rant a little information: i manged to poke them enough to do something! da coders finally fixed the script bug i mentioned and dAmn is working again. that it though took so much poking is beyond me.
otherwise not much specific to rant about but this does not mean there is nothing in this world deserving a rant. i'm just waiting for the next real big shit that deserveres a daily-rant award ;)



News from the ticker

:fear: ... and there it happened once again: i turned one year older => 25. now that's a strange number. 25 is a restless divisor of 100, it's a quarter century >.=.O . i'm getting closer to Sean, who's up to 28. in dragon ages i'm still a youngster but hey... there's still plenty of time to grow :D

side note: also happy hatchday to :icontusami: who happens to have the hatchday as i have :D


People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

now that really deserves another daily rant. there we have this damn chat we all know and a lot of people suddenly can't use anymore because... yeah... programming error!. ok so to find this error it's rather simple if somebody knows how to use the java-script console featured in Firefox and also other browsers beeig anything better than IE. somebody forgot to declare a variable and uses it. of course this makes firefox die on that script: it has to! now let's head for the helpdesk to point out the error to authorities to fix it. and now the most glorious answer i ever heard in my coder-life:

Problem: You are using a variable you did not declare
Answer: Did you check to make sure all the required components are up to date and installed?

:O ... wtf?! ... JEEEEEZ! i hope this guy is not the coder as otherwise i see darkness for the future of DA. ;)



News from the ticker

as some of you most probably noticed i put some work in Odjin's Battle Armor. as there is a lot of work (especially in the coding department) going on news take some time to arrive. i have also a lot of nice and nifty ideas for the game which have not been featured in that way yet (as far as i could find out). i do not go into depth here as to leave you a bit dangling on what is hitting you once upon time but be sure once i have this all implemented and a video recording facility at hand i'll show it to you. up to then have a nice time.


People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!
this year is sick... it's definitly one of my worst years i ever had except my project, as there i have the threads in my own hands. just yesterday i noticed that dAmn is once again malfunctioning again. not even the IRC client works: access denied. what a fucking crap. and then i drop sick on christmas day. i'll most probably pass christmas in bed. what a fucking year... i hate it... really.

News from the ticker
nothing... i'm sick... :dead:


People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

not really a rant, but more a though that run around my head a lot since i started here on DA. what is DA really? what is it really for? i've seen a lot of people showcasing stuff and if you give critics about them they try to fsck you up. on the other hand there are those who like to learn but their stuff posted simply goes under or is only noticed by some 'friends'. now what is this place really? one huge showcase without heart? this place is like a dead beast laying around, hollowed out, without life. maybe somebody knows what this place is aimed to be as prolly i can not find it out at all.

News from the ticker

as the world turns, work continues, shit happens and big troubles won't let you go. i have not wrote anything in my journal since some time as i have since weeks a big heap of shit hanging of my back. beeing depressed i think is the wrong word as i am even more than that. the world is just full of shit and somehow nobody cares about the others. fighting with the various 'systems' pushed upon mankind you end up losing against it whenever you try to gain your right. why can people not just allow me to do what i like and can do the best? i feel imprisoned and there is no way i can get away.

... yet another day at the office... :dead:

*signs off*



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

Although my mood is rather sick i can not really give a rant right now as there is too much to rant about at the time. But maybe a major rant out to the current world is not bad. Have a look once at the number of environmental catastrophies (hurricanes, floods) that happened in the last couple of month. Now come tell me this is really not happening due to how we pollute the air and the rest of it. Oh yes, it has nothing to do with cars smoking dirty the athmosphere and global warming is simply a joke of WWF fanatics. Fortunatly people wake up soon enough to see that no effect exists without cause, and the cause is mankind itself.



News from the ticker

2000. yeah. not a year but page views. I have no idea when this happened nor did i pay any attention to it until a couple of minutes ago. Personally i don't know who i should thank for that as 99% of those people i have never seen before and after leaving their mark in the visitor statistics vanish into the oblivion of the dasphere once again unnoticed. A little bit sad how this place works as this is not really what i expected it to be in the beginning. But anyways, it's now 2000, however it happened. Looks like i now the next number is 3000. Oh cool, numbers... One of the reasons this place looks to me like a grave filled with zombies lacking any vividness i found in other communities. Maybe this changes... although... i witnessed many forums and comunities turning bad as the number of newbies increased like hell, also bringing along many n00bs. Judging after this old rule DA can only become worse, not better. A bit sad... really.

*signs off*



People somehow related to the Epsylon Project

This section devotes to people who showed interest in taking part in the Epsylon Game Projector that are already part of it or are otherwise affiliated with the project. Many thanks for the interest in contributing work at this place. The world needs more people doing something to share and building together a great project and not simply sitting egoistically on their work. I started this project as community project instead of yet another commercial project and it did already attract a couple of people and interest which I did not think at the beginning. :thumbsup: to the helpers in the background who make this all possible.

:icongrogdon:  ==> Team Member: Concept Artist
:iconchaz-gelf: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Mapper
:iconsciboy: ==> Possible Future Contributor: Programming, Interface Design
:iconfoxdf: ==> Affiliate: Has his own Mod-Project. Have a look at it.

There are still jobs open. Currently we are in need of people able to Skin 3D Models and/or creating World Textures (things like urban textures, nature textures, technical textures). If you are interested just send me a Note.



Links of interest:
The Epsylon Game Project</em>
Epsylon Project Forum</em>
Drag[en]gine Game Engine</em>
Epsylon Project ModDB Profile</em>
The Modification Database - Largest Game-Mod Site I know of



The Good People

I always hatted those icon collections of good people as it somehow puts the 'bad' stamp on all the other people that know you. Still some people really stand out of the mass that floods DA on a daily basis and as I have been mentioned on other peoples lists already I think it is just fair to give some credit back. If you are missing on the list and think you really belong here send me a Note so I can add you.

:iconfoxdf:  ==> Nice guy to talk with. Is engaged in a Game-Dev project too.
:icongrogdon: ==> Besides doing concept art for the Epsylon Project he leads his own Mod-Project.
:iconwindy999: ==> Besides producing really nice Beasty-Series he devotes to promote Backyard Trees. This deserves to be mentioned especially.



Clubs

Major reason for this journal entry to place credits to the clubs I am in. Just a shame DA ruins all with their fucking stupid limitations. Here it goes in no particular order.

:icondragon-friends:  :iconrealcritique:  :iconswitzerland:  :iconthe-gimp:  :icondragonlovers-club: :iconelite-dragons:
Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

This time it is not really a rant, more something along the way of OMFG. Around two days ago I got called to have a look at a Gentoo machine i setup for somebody. I have seen a lot of crippled systems, especially windows based ones, but this one here has been... wow... unbelievable. Some guy managed to somehow (and I have no clue how) nearly totally ruin the EXT3 partitions on this machine leaving the system in a total unuable state. Took mee an entire day to get things back on track on that machine. It comes close to a miracle somebody not knowing much about computers managed to literally 'kill' an EXT3 system.
Lets just hope the gods of n00biness won't strike like that once more in the future :D

( For those not knowing what EXT3 is. Older linux systems use EXT2 as file system which organizes your data in a sort of 'tree' (in contrast to FAT32 from windows which organizes it as a 'list'). Both have the problem that in the case of a crash or power outage the filesystem can severly be damaged resulting in heavy data loss. EXT3 uses a 'journal' alongside (and hence is called a journaling file system) keeping track of all the modifications to the file system. In case of a crash or power outage EXT3 can restore the file system by itself with the journal avoiding damage and data loss. )



News from the ticker

There are exams approaching... and damn it... i got myself somehow Uplink... and damn i'm addicated to this one ^^; . Hard to put that one aside but I have to. A really good game with just a bit too many bugs and crashes but overall a very good one. Just good to know that real-world cracking looks quite different than in there ;)



Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

Oh DA, oh my DA... how can you be so crappy... or rather... the developers behind it. Todays rant goes to the really bad integration of JavaScript into this page. I don't know since when this change took place but once upon time the gods of DA decided to use JavaScript to deal with the message display on top of the page. That they totally ruined everything with it they didn't know at that point and somehow I have the impression they really don't care at all. It is really annoying to click away messages or new deviations if after going back to your profile the crap is STILL THERE!. I hate using caps but sometimes shit is so big that it has to be done.

So Please DA coders: Get rid of the f***ing JavaScript crap you have put in here, it does suck!

Note: I guess with such poop-heads in coding positions my daily rant will never die :pissed:



News from the ticker

The cleansing is over. If somebody misses a picture he faved and wants it back he can tell me. Otherwise work goes on on the Epsylon project. A lot of work goes into shaping a game engine that really deserves the title Next Generation Engine in terms of design instead of OMFG 1337 GfX. Those features are especially interesting for people interested in using this game engine for their own projects. But also the end user has reason to love the engine as with no other game engine he is in charge to decide if the game has super graphics or medium ones, if the game has havok physics or ode or even something else. This game engine enables the player to change all this and the developers do not have to worry about deciding which graphic library or physics library is the best or cheapest. They can now really concentrate on the game itself instead of the technical aspects.

Progress will though be slower a bit in the next couple of weeks as my Math Exams approach very quickly and I am in desperate need to pull off a good mark or I am in some big troubles.



Typical crap, typical solutions... Todays Rant!

DA always had been for me a page of subpar design code-wise as well bad decisions in staff and limitations. Although they are using CSS and XML the code is non-W3C confomant and hence breaks more than not on W3C compatible browsers. Not even talking about JavaScript-Mayhem which is really annoying especially talking here about the crap-dAmn and the endless dis-cons which get more and more. Yet another page that believes IE owns the world and the Firefox-Plugin for dAmn does not make it any better as this plugin is instable and crashes all the firefox browsers on the machines i can get my hands on. This kind of dealing with page-code really hurts big.

And then their are those stupid little limitations which are utterly useless and only annoy members. One of them is called Signature Restrictions. It's ok to avoid like super bloated sigs but not beeing able to write more than one sentence without getting capped is fucking rediculous. This is one of the reasons I am forced to misuse the journal like many others for a sticky topic to fix this crap. And there some people ask me why I am angry about DA management, don't ask, just open your eyes :roll: .



News from the ticker
Due to a couple of reason I did make some decision. All the journal entries except the stick one will be taken down and older art taken out. Perhaps I will also take out Epsylon related art, as the licencing scheme of DA does not cooperate well with the licencing scheme of the Epsylon Project. I'll not take out art that has been :+fav:ed. I did this once by accident not thinking about people having faved certain pieces. I try to not forget it once more during the cleansing. Excluded from this rule is Epsylon related work. If i decide to really take one of them down no fav will protect it.