500,000 visits reached!

500,000 visits reached!

Well, from September 2009 to today, Stevie’s corner has been visited by more than 500,000 visitors. It’s pretty cool, I have to say, to have reached half a million visits 😀

Honestly, however, given the very few comments or the sharing of an article or the mention “like” on an article by my readers, I seriously wonder what is the point of continuing to keep this site alive. But wait, I’m not saying that nobody is writing a comment or take action by sharing or liking an article. Indeed, from time to time, someone writes something or share an article on Facebook or click on ‘Like’ on an article. However, the proportion of these actions versus what is seen and downloaded from my site is completely disproportionate.

I address myself to my readers. If you write your thoughts more often in my articles, honestly, it would not make me feel like I am the only one on the planet on this site. Frankly, it is no use to me to pay annually for this site, share and publish articles if almost nobody show interest.

I’ll take an instant to thank those who took the time to take a minute to write on my blog : Achernar, [ADP] -Dirty, Barballs, Blitz, Chonglee, Cosmix, Darkn3ss , DARKSONNY, Diesalot, Firefly, foufounerose, Hydras, igorsanchez, Lord_PorkSword, mAlkAv!An, Maul, MoxNix, Nova, Odedge, Sp4der, Tipper. There are others but you’re the folks who have write the most at my site 🙂

Brief, I hope that from now on, I will be able to exchange more often with you, my dear readers.

DM-Cruel post # 2

Dev is going veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery slowly… but still, it is progressing 🙂

It’s hard to mesh the map with those assets. They look awesome but man, it’s hard!

Anyway, I post this pic just to give an idea of the actual look. Note that I added a skylight but for a reason I can’t explain it isn’t active?! I never saw that in any of my previous maps.

Crosshair Pack by GameUI

A free to use Crosshair Pack that contain 30 high resolution crosshairs by GameUI 😀 For download, head over Gumroad.

In more details, this pack contains :

– 20 rifle crosshairs.
– 10 sniper crosshairs.
– Crosshairs in stunning 4K quality.
– On top of that as vector files.

DM-Cruel post # 1

Dev is going slowly…

I honestly found it very hard to mesh the map base on the Modular SciFi Season 2 Starter Bundle.

When you look at the demo maps, everything is looking awesome because all of the assets are a part of the scene and all fit together. Therefore, when building a UT4 map, you just simply can’t reproduce a cool scene in the demo map in UT4, it would be way to easy. You must use of A LOT of imagination & mapping skill to create a map that look awesome without looking to boring & repetitive. Many meshes are made to use in a certain way and using them in another way doesn’t work at all. So I’m very limited in the way of using the meshes. For example, I have access to 158 meshes in all but can use only around 5 for walls, 4 for floor and ceiling. All the remaining are for deco.

Anyway, I’m doing my best to build a remarkable level. Meanwhile, you get a pic of the layout and 2 on mostly finished areas 🙂

My next map, DM-Cruel

This will be my new map for UT4 which I called DM-Cruel.

I’m using completely new assets from the Modular SciFi Season 2 Starter Bundle. Again, I had to redo everything from scratch so I could use them in the UT Editor. I have now 158 meshes to play with 😀

And like DM-Chroma, DM-Chroma FPS and DM-Coda, it is a new map, not a remake.

As for the layout, I inspire myself from one of my favorite UT2003/UT2004 map called DM-1on1-Crash made by Paul Fahss 🙂 The map was part of Epic UT2003 bonus pack. A remake attempt as already been made by jonzie23 on Epic forums a long time ago but as been abandoned. For the records, here is his DM-Crash (Remaster).

Now, a FlyBy of the original map 😀