- Listening to: The Thin Red Line -Saxon
- Reading: Nothing
- Watching: Nothing
- Playing: Mount and Blade Warband: Napoleonic Wars
- Eating: Nothing
- Drinking: Nothing
What I've Been Up ToFirst of, good day to all of you. Tis been a long while since I posted anything here, so I wanted to kinda give you all an idea of what I've been up to, and what's gonna come in the future.
To be honest, things have been quite... awkward in the last months, specially since I got into college three months ago. But, of course, things started to get weird way before that. In my last entry -september 2012-, I mentioned a charity trip... well, it didn't go as planned. Let's just say I had to do something disgusting. Dear lord...
That aside, I've been getting more and more into modding lately, specially in Mount and Blade: Napoleonic Wars. I've left the BG2 dev team and started working freelance for various mods, such as La Belle Alliance and the War of 1812. That, and I've got myself my own little modding corner in the Flying Squirrel Entertainment forums, called "Mr. Kochi's Skin Warehouse" (http://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=3563.0). I've uploaded quite a few British reski
Charity Trip and More BG2 Fun!Next week I'll be leaving with my class mates for a charity trip to Tuclame, Provincia de Córdoba.
Basically, Tuclame is an isolated town in the north of the province, where most people suffer from hypothyroid due to the lack of iodine ingested in their daily diet. Water there has very little iodine, thus turning iodized salt in the only way to ingest the mineral.
The idea behind this year's trip is installing a somewhat good network of working computers in the town school. Last year I went with another group of lads to help with a new water pump, which became one of the few real water sources in town (Ever since a dam was built up north, the drought it caused meant a huge damage to the environment in this region. There's little to no grass, dead trees and dust everywhere), so now we want to give some importance to the kids' education, making sure they receive the best education available to them... though looking at the school desertion percentage, few will actually finish primar
Warband Revolution dead and lots of homework. Fuk.Well, shite. Warband Revolution mod died miserably due to a lack of communication and cooperation between the main mod developers, thus me not having any models to work with, and the whole mod falling apart.
And here I thought I would be able to upload better Revolutionary War videogame stuff. Oh well... BG2 and Gmod will have to do.... when I'm done with a huge pile of work, that is.
Apologies, lads, but no uploads for a while. I'll have to get this done first. Wish me luck.
A New Modding TeamDue to BG2 development being stuck due to the lack of coders, and the fact that I have nothing better to do, I decided to start modding for other games, specially Mount and Blade Warband.
About three weeks ago some guy came out with the idea of making a Revolutionary War mod for Mount and Blade Warband: Napoleonic Wars. However, at the time I was a bit busy working on the 47th Lancashire skins. Now, they asked for my help. How can I say no to such a great proposal?
So, as of now, I'll be working on a Revolutionary War mod for Napoleonic Wars. This, however, will be quite a challenge, since I am truly not used to doing everything from scratch... but I can manage xP.
So what does this mean? Well, first of all, I'll upload stuff in here much more often. I was put in charge of uniforms, so expect interesting designs coming in.
Second: I will have less time for other things, so GMOD screencaps will have to wait...
Lastly: :iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: Heh...
47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot, 2nd BattalionAfter a week of trial and error, plus a patch that basically broke Mount and Blade Warband: Napoleonic Wars, I finally managed to get the 47th Regiment's skins done. The whole pack includes the King's and Regimental Colours, remade Ranker, Ensign, Officer and Drums, new shako and a small tweak in the code.
I must admit, these skins were quite a challenge to make. BG2 and Napoleonic Wars are quite different regarding their models' UV templates and texture arrangement. I had to edit about 6 files to make the whole texture pack, some even including new bump maps.
Truly, I am quite impressed with the final results. This skin pack looks way better than expected, and I even managed to add a few extra details to make it even better (Belgic Shako and code tweaking).
Overall, one of my best retexturing projects.
Napoleonic Wars...As I continue my twisted foray into the world of BG2 development, I figured it would be a good idea to also try my hand in other games, with different engines. Therefore, I've began playing around with Mount and Blade Warband: Napoleonic Wars.
To my surprise, this game is, as the devs said, quite easy to mod and play around with, so I took the initiative and began making a few skins for the British 33rd Regiment.
This project is way more ambitious than the previous ones, as it also includes twisting around a few scripts and editing 8 files + normal maps. These skins, however, are way tougher to edit than BG2's... mainly because this is a commercial game and not a mod...
I'll keep you posted on my progress in this new adventure. Hopefully ye'll see something interesting within this week.
Also, my birthday's on Tuesday, and hopefully I'll get enough money to buy myself a new PC. That and finally get a driver license...
BG2 Development: My work submittedI just finished submitting all my new textures to BGmod SVN. All the new uniforms I posted have been uploaded to BG2's 2.2 update directories.
Now onwards to something else: making flesh, skin and detail sprites.
Also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7PKSOAtUjc
Tagged myself to aid a guy. Heh...Rules:
1) Choose one of your own characters.
2) Make them answer the following questions.
3) Then, tag 4 people.
:iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: Corporal Isaiah Raven?!
:iconisaiahravenplz::iconsaysplz: Aye, sir?
:iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: You were chosen to participate in this... nonsense. Stand at ease and answer the following questions. Got that, corporal?
:iconisaiahravenplz::iconsaysplz: Yes, sir.
:iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: What is yer gender?
:iconisaiahravenplz::iconsaysplz: Male, sir.
:iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: How old are ye?
:iconisaiahravenplz::iconsaysplz: I do not know, sir. I believe I am about 20-25 years of age, sir.
:iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: Can I have a hug?
:iconisaiahravenplz::iconsaysplz: Excuse me, sir? Is that a real question?
:iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: It is... Answer it, if you please.
:iconisaiahravenplz::iconsaysplz: With all due respect, sir, bugger that!
:iconTRRplz::iconsaysplz: Hahaha... Any bad habits?
:iconisaiahravenplz::iconsaysplz: Sadly, drinking, sir... I wa
Loyalists TO ME!Got news!
First of, regarding BG2 development, I'm finally in possession of things to show! Starting off with The Stand of the East Norfolk:
That picture right there shows about 70% of all my work within the last month. A full new Redcoat pack for the British side, based on the 9th East Norfolk Regiment of Foot.
Then, (this pic's been here for ages) the Point Blanking Bastard, the Light Infantry unit, based on the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers:
This one has been drastically improved, with way better textures and overall look. Expect to see more of this soon.
Lastly, The Redcoats, a full preview to all 3 new skins in detail:
Changing topic, I was promoted to Guardsman in 47th Foot, and elected as commander of a squad! I am now the head of the Loyalist component of the unit, a group exclusive for American members. We'll be holding late night public events in BG2 for the American population on Saturdays at around 11 pm EST, so if you're inte
Pillowing Pile Thrift Store (New Stock Alert!)Welcome to the Pillowing Pile Thrift Store!
Here is a place where pillowings and lintlings come to rest, recover, and eventually go out and find new homes for themselves. For whatever reasons their old homes didn't quite work out, but that doesn't mean they're giving up. They're eager to meet you and can't wait to explore your home!
If you would like to purchase one of the adopts here with your cc, please comment below.
A mod will then comment back to confirm and collect the pillowing or lintlings things (extra art if it has any) for you and send you both on your way by note.
If you would like to trade or gift your pillowing/lintling away, just comment on the pillowings or lintlings archive submission at the Pillowing-Archive.
1. MYO Pillowing: 0186 / SOLD
~Interview with Doll Schmidt~Hallo! Today we're here with Doll Schmidt, say hai Doll!
Doll: *smiles* Hello!
Alright, I'll be asking you some questions about yourself, and I want you to answer them truthfully, ready Mrs. Schmidt?
Of course, sweetie!
Okie, here we go.
How old are you?
When's your birthday?
Is your name really Doll?
It's only my nickname. My real name is Maria, but I prefer to be called Doll.
Aww! Maria is such a pretty name!
*giggles* Aww, thanks!
What's your favorite color?
I love pastel colors, and orange is my favorite.
Oh! Something other than the popular choices!
What's your least favorite?
Um, I honestly like all the colors, but I would have to say black and white... They're very bland.
I gotta agree. I need color in my life!
Same here, sweetie! *nods*
What's your favorite food?
I'd have to say sandwiches.
What's your least favorite?
I'm not a big fan of seafood.
Aww... That's one of my fa
announcementsMarch 11th, 2018 - season confusion
This was kind of an off enrollment, so here's clarification.
Fall is NOT over. New members joined IC on the 15th of Fall. The next festival is on the 19th.
The calendar has been updated with new character birthdays. If you just joined the group and your character's birthday is on the 15th or later, you can do the birthday quest.
March 7th, 2018 - gold system
If you are waiting for an app review, rest assured, it is coming! I am trying to be detailed so it takes a while for me to write. Please refrain from sending notes/additional comments.
To current members, as you might have noticed, the gold journal is marked as outdated. I am planning to rebalance the gold system. It would be to your advantage to wait before submitting drawings for gold until the update is released (you are free to submit to the gallery, but I'd advise you to stall adding it on the site).
March 3rd, 2018 - welcome new guests!
Thank you for your patience! Enro
Self Employment questionsSo, I recently decided to start my journey into being an officially self-employed artist. Working 5 days a week to get the commission work done so I can make average pay like I did when I had a government job.
My first question is since I make over $600 in one tax year, do I need to contact someone and verify my business? What do I need from Paypal to send to the government to file my taxes? I don't want to get in trouble for not verifying this stuff.
I already know I need to calculate in the self-employment tax rate of 15.3% for Kentucky.
Commissions! [CLOSED UNTIL APRIL]UPDATE 03/10/2018: Prices were adjusted due to being unable to keep up with demand. Cel/airbrushing went up $5. Inking + flat colors went up $5. Clean line options have been removed from some styles to help keep things simple, and due to lack of demand. All other prices remain the same. Digital marker shading has been renamed airbrush shading to better reflect the style. Prices are effective March 10th. Commissions requested before this date will have the old prices applied.
1. Keep things family friendly (G or PG rated).
2. No sexual/fetish/provocative themes. For the same reasons, keep clothing relatively modest. Take a look at my gallery to see what I'm good with. Nothing revealing or potentially provocative (bikinis, speedos, short-shorts, underwear,
Art raffel ! Win a free Animal commission!Art Raffle chance to win a Animal commission like below.
There will be 3 winners .
1 prize will be a full body and 2 will be a headshot. Winners will be chosen at random using randon.org
To Enter comment with the following:
1. Suggest a colour pallet?
2. What the most interesting thing you have seen on social media? (Can provide a link)
3. How much would you pay for a commission or something on Etsy?
4. If you won what would your commission be of ? feel free to provide a link to ref.
Leaving DeviantArtI've been a member of DeviantArt for a very very long time. It says 6 years but I've definitely been on here lurking for over 10! As you may (or may not) have noticed, I'm no longer active here. Mainly because I feel the interface and community spirit has declined, but also because I feel like I've moved on from the platform. I will still post pictures from time to time (and I won't delete any of my work!) but please do not make any effort to contact me over here. You can follow/contact me through any of the sites below. I hope to see you there!
BRED AND PURCHASED WYNGLING APPROVAL JOURNALWhen should I comment here?
Please only comment here if you have one of the following wynglings:
You have a bred wyngling
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Once you have your deviation submitted, just comment below with a link to your deviation! You can use thumbnails too!
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If your Wyngro needs edits, a staff member will reply to help explain what needs to be fixed. We will often give you images to use for guidance, or draw ove