047 – Modcraft

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Well if it isn’t the episode we promised you two weeks ago. I can’t believe you doubted that we’d actually make it happen . . . I mean when have we ever not delivered on a promise? Actually don’t answer that. To recap, this one is about PC game modding and a pretty famous title that even encourages you to create things as a player. Based on this episode I’m convinced that given enough time and the proper resources, gamers would eventually cure cancer. Assuming of course that most of us aren’t the assholes we appear to be on the internet. Those guys are the worst.

I also take some time to discuss a mod I made for the Marathon Game Trilogy many years ago on the mac. It was a Star Trek The Next Generation themed total conversion by the name of Marathon : Warp Factor and yes that means I’m a huge geek. Especially because not finishing it remains one of my biggest regrets. You see it was mostly completed when I lost everything in the horrible Zip Disk accident of 1999. All of that work and I was never able to share it with anyone. A huge blow for sure and it’s difficult to think about even now. However what’s even more shocking is what happened next. Fast forward 15 years and I start receiving emails from people still interested in seeing what remains of the project. THAT’S INCREDIBLE! 15 years later?! I have no idea what to say but I figure the least I can do is dedicate part of an episode to talking about the experience. Thank you everyone who supported me then and continued to have interest even now. I hope you enjoy this one!

See you next time for our Best of 2014 episode. As always thanks for listening!
-Josh

Hello folks, it’s December 15th, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for the last episode of the year! Which isn’t really anything we celebrate around here, I’m just saying…
Next episode however – January 1st, 2015 – that’s something to get excited about! It’s our annual Best of episode, and I cannot wait!
But let’s not put the cart before the horse – you gotta listen to this episode first because those are the rules.
Don’t get mad at me, I didn’t make the rules…
-Justin

 

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Topics mentioned: Minecraft, Marathon Trilogy, Marathon : Warp Factor, Star Trek The Next Generation, Tomb Raider – Nude Raider, Star Wars TIE Fighter, Star Wars X-Wing, Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3, Quake 2 – Lithium, Doom – Aliens TC, Aliens Isolation, Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion – Nehrim, Grand Theft Auto IV – ICE Enhancer, Black Mesa, Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force, Star Wars Episode I: Racer, Jedi Night, The Force Unleashed, Star Trek Borg, Night Trap, Camps not Dead, Phantasmagoria, Assassin’s Creed, Little Big Planets, Project Spark

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2 Responses to 047 – Modcraft

  1. Erin says:

    I know I beat this drum a lot, but Steam guys – so much modding available.

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