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daMann's previous pic from his upcoming map, "Educating Caleb..." got lots of praise, so here's another. Remember, this is going to be a single player map, and it's looking pretty spesh.


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Tuesday, Apr 27, 1999
Revelations Screenshots - by Mugwum
| 4.27.99 | 08:20

GA-Source has posted 9 New Screenshots of the Revelations TC, which is in the works, by Tequilla Software. It certainly looks impressive! Go get some.

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Monday, Apr 26, 1999
Shade Has Left Monolith - by Mugwum
| 4.26.99 | 09:33

I can't believe I missed this the other day... Monolith's Jay "Shade" Wilson, who is probably best known around here for his work on Blood2 has carted himself off to CaveDog. Here's what he had to say on the Blood Forum:

Yes, I have left Monolith. I'm going to Cavedog to work on Amen as an Act Designer.

To clear things up, though, I'm leaving on good terms and with no negative feelings towards Monolith. I think they're a great company, and the new stuff they have in the pipes is looking awesome. But the Amen project is like a dream come true for me in terms of what I want to work on. That coupled with the offer they made me was simply not something I could say no to. I'll miss Monolith, but I'm really looking forward to joining the Cavedog team!

I'll be in touch, as always, and keep your eyes out for Amen, I think it's going to surprise a lot of people. :)
Good luck Shade - you da man!

Revelations Information - by Mugwum
| 4.26.99 | 09:28

GA-Source has a fat pound of Revelations information. Take a peak. Here's a snippet:

In revelations we have tried to re-capture the Blood 1 feel (with darkness and the element of surprise) but set in Blood 2 times, Here at Tequila we want to immerse the player into a world which is not only visually captivating, but also involves the player with what is actually going on in the surroundings, we also want people to feel emotions including fright and surprise.
Go get some.

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Sunday, Apr 25, 1999
Fan Artwork Voting Booth on The Crypt - by Infern0
| 4.25.99 | 13:39

The Crypt's Fan Artwork Contest had drawn to a close, and now it's time for you people to vote for the winner and runner-up! Go here to vote - read the rules very carefully!

Mailbag - by Mugwum
| 4.25.99 | 02:48

This week's mailbag is up (number 16, fact fans) and kicking. This week we were (supposed to be) discussing your fave feature in Blood or Blood2, but as per usual, it deteriorated into random discussion... :) Anyway, with some vain attempt at continuity, I would like to announce next week's mailbag topic: "What feature would you want in Blood3?" Obviously, this is hyperthetical, but dammit, get those opinions in! Enjoy this one, too.

Limb Loss 1.1 - It works! - by Mugwum
| 4.25.99 | 02:27

Guzz has just released Limb Loss 1.1! This time, the fatal crash bug that was in the previous version is fixed. (That was down to the .rez having been compiled with the Nightmares addon installed, causing it to fail on non-Nightmares PCs.) He has released it in Blood2 (735Kb) and Nightmares (352Kb) flavors, although the Nightmares version is currently untested. Here's a list of the current features:

  • visible severed limbs on most enemy types
  • limb-loss while enemy still alive
  • decapitation-shots can kill certain enemy types
  • improved enemy reactions
  • no bullet-gibs while enemy alive (still happens to corpse's though)
  • decreased player-death gib chance
  • But of course, among all good things, there are bad things. Here is a list of the currently recognised bugs:

  • Sometimes an enemy with no weapon (or no arm to fire one with) may "stick" in position, like they do when they lose sight of you during/when in a particular state.
  • The nightmares version is untested and may crash your system. Also, full Limbloss1.1 support is not enabled on the extra nightmares creatures.
  • Download them today and experience Blood2 (and hopefully Nightmares) as it was supposed to be!

    Gore Skin - by Infern0
    | 4.25.99 | 00:35

    Outsiders71 has released a rather horrific skin for Caleb. When I say horrific I actually mean it's meant to be gory and generally unpleasant to look at :) Nicely done, grab it here.

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    Saturday, Apr 24, 1999
    Arjan wields his Lithtech wand - by Infern0
    | 4.24.99 | 08:15

    Arjan has released two highly atmospheric maps, namely Damaster and Spooky. They both have some very impressive architecture along with some excellent visual effects. Grab them here.

    He also tells us that a remake of the Blood 1 Tower.map is in the works. Stay tuned to http://rhnegative.8m.com/ for details.

    Interview with Jason Hall - by Infern0
    | 4.24.99 | 00:04

    The Hive has posted a short interview with Jason Hall, the big man at Monolith productions, about the previous and forthcoming year. Check it out now.

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    Friday, Apr 23, 1999
    Soul Drudge Style - by Infern0
    | 4.23.99 | 10:27

    Rhnegative had released a mod which gives the Soul Drudges three new skins. One that looks like the original Zombie from Blood 1 and two original ones. Nice pieces of work, grab them here.

    Mike Dussault Q&A; at CGR - by Mugwum
    | 4.23.99 | 08:48

    CGR have done a brief Q&A; with the man, Mikey D. Here's a little extrapolation:

    CGR: What kind of demo are you planning for E3?

    Mike Dussault: A combination of a fly-through and walk-around. It takes place on a HUGE island. Most of it is outdoors on a big terrain with trees, lakes, weather patterns, and time of day. There are indoor areas to show that the terrain functionality isn't separated off.
    Catch the whole thing here.

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    Thursday, Apr 22, 1999
    Cryptic Voting - by Mugwum
    | 4.22.99 | 10:33

    The Crypt is holding a poll on behalf of the Resurrection Team. Basically, public opinion is needed on the Scientist situation in Blood2. They are asking whether you prefer lab coats ont he Scientists, the cool death animations and no lab coats or if you don't mind either way. Get over there and vote - it's important stuff!

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