Blog 380: This Wreckage Version Gamma: RELEASED

As His Majesty the Emperor’s Expedition Force sets down on the shores of a mysterious continent, dark forces are already waiting…

This Wreckage is a massive singleplayer action-adventure RPG map for Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne. Version Gamma is compatible only with version 1.24+ of Warcraft III, due to additional editor features added to the game in that version.

I hope it’s worth it.

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Blog 379: Quick Update

Nothing much to say except that This Wreckage version Gamma is undergoing the final stages of testing. With about two weeks to go until Mass Effect 2, I should be done in plenty of time.

I completed a run which required only a few very minor adjustments. Shados has so far also found only very minor things. Things are looking very promising. Hence the changes to the This Wreckage page up there.

I don’t want to announce a date until the map is actually finished, because knowing my luck a real show-stopper of a bug will appear that takes weeks to fix as soon as I say one. But soon.

And when I say “soon”, I really do mean it. A matter of days? It’s more likely than you think.

Isn’t it so exciting?

Blog 378: Alpha Beta Gamma

Some of you might have noticed the This Wreckage button that has appeared on the navigation bar above the blog. You might also have noticed it was password protected for a while, because according to my blog stats quite a lot of you have clicked on it since it appeared.

This page is, naturally, in preparation for This Wreckage Version Gamma, which is, as I’m sure you’re all aware, still under construction. Since RDZNet has been empty and useless for a considerable period of time, I have decided to wind it down. There are 95 days left on the domain, but the site has been pared down to little more than a redirection to here.

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Blog 377: Through the Borderlands

I got Borderlands with crimbo money. I bumped into Jack in Waterstone’s, then we picked up the last two copies from the Game in the Buchannan Galleries. For ten pounds apiece less than the Game on Sauchiehall Street, for some reason.

I have to say, it is a thoroughly enjoyable game. It is a breath of fresh air in a world of serious business. It’s so lovable.

I was initially skeptical because of its comedic nature, though. I read a preview that said it was hilarious fun, but only really if you’re playing cooperatively — and that’s quite a serious downer for me, a dedicated loner. Then I discovered it was all very stylised, with huge comic-book black borders around things, and I somewhat switched off (because I do tend to be into the whole serious business jig). Kilbirnie decided to get it, so I waited on his opinion (because we all know how well he can be trusted, right?). He said it was good. People on the internet said it was good. Since at least a few people I knew had it for the PC, that meant that I had good backup for cooperative play as a last resort.

Assuming one of us could get it port forwarded.

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Blog 376: Retrospective

So, 2009 is at an end. It seems strange to think about, but actually my entire life has happened in the past decade. Yeah, I lived for eleven and a half years before the dawn of the new millenium, but I didn’t know anything about anything back then. I just… Existed. When I talk about things occurring “before living memory”, I mean things that happened back then, things that are so very dimly remembered as to be mere ghosts of memories.

I suspect, actually, that most of you will be in a similar position; it’s unlikely that I’ve retained any oldsters from, say, the A-ha forums.

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