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1 comment by Gavavva on Sep 4th, 2013


Now then now then! Oh wait I can’t do that anymore… Tie me’ kangaroo down sport? No, not that… Do you wanna be in m……. Bloody hell, the worlds full of toaster fiddlers! Howdy doodly do people! Look, at update! What, did you think we were dead or something? :) No, far, far from it. In fact, just recently the “real world” took over sadly, and I had to move home, which also sadly meant I had to go with a new internet service provider… And I had the insane thought of going with Talk Talk in the UK. They missed FIVE appointmens, cancelled my internet twice and took months before we told them where to go. So now I’m on Sky, I get 10 minutes of free porn a night, and I get to watch Fact or Faked while having me’ tea. Marvellous! More importantly, I’m back online, and I can update with news as and when needed :D

So, first things first :)

OverDose Now Has A Fully Scriptable Particle And FX System

I know, you’re likely thinking if you read that right? Well, we’ve been busy. What most games do these days is hard code a bunch of stuff, flop it out, and let you just get on with it. But we don’t like chains, no sir no way. So we took a leaf out of the legends that are id Software here as well. Everything in OverDose remember is to be fully scriptable and can be changed by even a twerp with notepad. The same goes for all our FX and particle files. Don’t think the effect a bullet makes as it rips into sand? CHANGE IT. Just open the text file, edit it, and save. Boom, done. Who knows, maybe you can even lick our own work and make some pretty sexy effects that we could adopt? It really is as simple as this:


So of course, you get some nice effects where the only real limit is on what you feel you want to do. I can’t wait to see what people come up with for this :)



Website Status?

As I mentioned previously, the website just wasn’t getting enough traffic compared to our ModDB page here, and so we decided to let our contract end and not renew. Both Nicolas and I have our own lives, with our own expenditures, and we do OverDose in our free time. So spending money on a website we couldn’t afford that wasn’t being used seemed like a bit of a silly idea. Granted, when OverDose is ready, the site will be back up and boom… Its on like Donkey Kong. But for now, we will remain using our ModDB site.

Donating To The OverDose Project

As always, the guys here at Team Blur Games are making OverDose with an exceptionally high hourly wage, plus several holidays per month and a monthly bonus. Also, look at that pig flying outside my window? Nah, we don’t get anything for this work, and all work is done in our own time after we manage to sort out our own lives. Donating to the project allows more work to be done, more talent to be hired, the website to go live, and also allows us to look into new and better ways of supporting the game.

So if you’re a true OverDose supporter, any donation, no matter how small, goes a long way to helping us. Any funds we raise will go towards hiring out more talent and funding people for help, which we see as only fair. Its amazing we have gotten so far with so little funding at all, because pushing these visuals, creating this media with some really awesome people, all for free… Its fantastic. But I sure as hell wish we could repay these guys before the game ships, just to keep motivation up more than anything. Any donations, no matter how small, will go a long way. Thank you.


Gavin Stevens
Lead Designer for Team Blur Games [TBG]

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nKiNG121 Apr 7 2014, 3:06am says:

[Firstly , I tried to edit the below post to post this , but it got stuck while saving and then the 5 minute editing time was over, so I re-posted this]

Well , I downloaded the game and it is pretty good , I am gonna recommend it to my friends as well.

Now I have another question .

Q) I wanted to create a map so I started ODRadiant . There is a pretty bad-looking bug on it . Over the ENTITIES tab in INSPECTOR , useless buttons [ FX , SOUND , GUI etc. etc.] show up and block my view. So can i use any other radiant [till ODrad becomes better] . If yes how .

Mainly I would like to use DarkRadiant , as that is my favourite. Can I use that to create maps for OD. If yes, how ?

If no , then tell me about GtkRadiant ?

[[[ Mainly what I want to know is how to set up DarkRadiant or GtkRadiant for creating maps for OD ]]]

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[Berserk] Apr 7 2014, 2:25pm replied:

Well, both DarkRadiant and GtkRadiant should work, as well as the integrated level editor from DooM 3 (or Quake 4 for that matter). We use the same map format, however a few things are different when it comes to materials/textures. It may be a bit annoying at first, but it's not that big a deal really, and it works while we develop our own level editor. Unfortunately I'm not a mapper myself, so I don't know the exact details. I'll ask Gavin about it, maybe he can write a small doc explaining how to set things up.

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nKiNG121 Apr 8 2014, 12:30am replied:

Thanks , and BTW , this is what I was talking about ->
Just look at the INSPECTOR tab at the bottom. Those buttons are not meant to be there. They are meant to be below them and not over them. A pretty small but annoying bug.

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nKiNG121 Apr 8 2014, 12:36am replied:

And this is it in whole [ a lot annoying ] ->

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Gavavva Apr 8 2014, 5:15am replied:

Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been seriously ill recently.

1) you can use OdRadiant yet. It's currently being worked on by Buzz as quick as he possibly can, so right now it's just where we are with that. I suggest using D3rad/Q4Rad/DarkRad for now, anything that let's you work with doom 3/q4s map formats.

I have provided in the extras folder replacement materials for every material we use in the game. Simply copy those over to your doom/quake materials folder, and copy all media/models over too, and begin editing. It's that simple. But you will of course need to save your maps in overdoses map folder.

Keep in mind however that we rely on map models and model geometry a LOT more than doom 3 or quake 4 ever did. So we use brushes for basic walls and hull work and hen models for the rest. It's much better this way.

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nKiNG121 Apr 7 2014, 2:58am says:

thanks ,.,

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nKiNG121 Apr 6 2014, 5:29am says:

I went to the sourceforge page and am currently downloading the latest snapshot of the game .

Now I have two questions ->

Q1) Does it contain an UPDATER or do I need to redownload the whole game whenever an update is released ?

Q2) Does it have a PLAY WITH BOTS option [ or is it coming anytime soon] , because that will help a lot when testing a newly created map and will be fun playing when the internet is not working nicely ?

Please answer both !

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[Berserk] Apr 6 2014, 2:29pm replied:

1) If you use a SVN client (such as TortoiseSVN) you can use the "SVN Update" option and it will just download the new/modified files to keep your copy in sync with ours. The final game WILL have an updater that'll automatically download patches once available.

2) No bots are planned at the moment. Good AI takes a lot of time and we rather concentrate our efforts in a well balanced "humans vs humans" gameplay. It's not a feature we will never consider though, just not a priority.

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nKiNG121 Apr 8 2014, 12:28am replied:

got it !!!

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Guest Apr 6 2014, 1:50am replied:

where do i download overdose .,., searched a lot but couldn't find a download link,.

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