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50, yes… 50… hooo maaaaannn!

Well, today I’m 50!
…Half a century of life 😦
…Almost a quarter of a century of Unreal 🙂
This is not an April Fool’s Day joke, I was born April Fool’s Day 1972 in the morning.

…So I’m on the downward slope, just like my belly…

So officially, you can now call me an old fart 😀

SciFi / Industrial kit 2.0, a awesome purchase!

This month, there is over 1 000 Marketplace assets on sale for 50% off 😀 I’ve bought this really awesome SciFi / Industrial kit 2.0 pack from my favorite list which feature 1 400 static meshes (SM)! I first thought it was a typing error, because 1 400 is a freaking huuuuuuuuuuuge number of assets, but it really is 1 400 😮 For 52$, tx included, it’s really a good bargain for this amount of HQ assets 🙂

Now, since the pack isn’t compatible with 4.15.0, I can’t just migrate the assets, I must export from UE4.2x and import all the assets (SM, textures, etc.) in the UT Editor, recreate all the materials which will be a extremely long process. But, I’m not in the hurry 😉

What’s next Stevie?

Today, I’ve bought several sci-fi packs. There is actually a good discount for the packs that I was interested from a VERY long time so with the November cost reduction, I could buy few packs 😀 It cost me more than 200$ CA! Therefore, I’ll have awesome sci-fi assets to play with for creating new levels 🙂

Now, I must import all that to UT4… and as always, it will be a very long process, longer than anything I’ve imported before because I bought 4 packs which individually have A LOT of assets. Anyway, it’s not like I’m in the hurry lol 😉

Stevie’s corner, running since 12 years !

English

Created in September 2009, I am happy to note that today, 12 years later, my blog has been visited by more than 531 500 visitors for 12 years. 12 years that I share with you what fascinates me in the Unreal universe 🙂

I wanted to thank my visitors, veterans, subscribers and newcomers for your presence. From your comments, your ‘likes’ and then sharing my articles on other social networks 😀 You encourage me to continue to share all these new Unreal finds as well as to disclose information about my personal projects.

Looking forward to reading you 😉

Français

Créé en septembre 2009, content de constater qu’aujourd’hui, 12 ans plus tard, mon blog a été visité par plus de 531 500 visiteurs et ce, depuis 12 ans. 12 années que je partage avec vous ce qui me fascine dans l’univers d’Unreal 🙂

Je tenais à remercier mes visiteurs, vétérans, abonnés et nouveaux venus de votre présence. De vos commentaires, de vos ‘like’ puis de partager mes articles sur d’autres réseaux sociaux 😀 Vous m’encouragez à continuer de partager toutes ces nouvelles trouvailles d’Unreal ainsi qu’à divulguer des informations sur mes projets personnels.

Au plaisir de vous lire 😉

Upgrading my main PC

For some time now, when I use the UT4 ​​editor, my PC often restarts for no known reason 😦

I performed a battery of hardware tests to find the source of the problem. I even reformat my SSD, reinstall Windows 10 Pro 20H2 with only Epic stuff, but unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything. The problem persist.

With the release of the new AMD products, I planned for 2021 to buy the parts needed to build another more powerful PC. Fortunately for me, but unfortunately for others, because of Covid 19, someone I know working in the aeronautic 3D modeling industry has to sell his workstation fast. He will have to move, sadly 😦 His workstation, which is roughly 2 years old has been custom ordered. Which makes this PC much more powerful than my current main PC and which costs me half the price that I had planned for my new system in 2021.

So I will replace my main PC with this workstation making small adjustments, my previous main PC will become my “new” HTPC, and my current HTPC will be sold.

I will be able to get my workstation this week end, yééééééééé 😀

A little Internet upgrade

Today, on black Friday, I’ve decided to upgrade my Internet connection.

Not because it was necessary, or because there was a rebate to upgrade neither. My Internet was already very fast but I only wanted to buy something faster 🙂 A gift from me to me lol. It’s only 5$ more on my bill and there is no hardware to change so why not have it?

So my previous speed was 100Mb/s download and 30 Mb/s upload with unlimited download. Now, I have 400Mb/s download and 50Mb/s upload and still unlimited download 😀

It was already fast downloading stuff but now, damn, I click and few second later, voilà! Finish! It’s so awesome! All info here, for the curious 😉

Chong Lee’s new site

One of the best mappers in the UT world since UT99, Chong Lee, change his website.

Head over his new website to collect the new UT4 content. Also, the previous website is still available but I don’t know for how long because I think that eventually, all is previous maps would be on his new website, don’t know.

Furthermore, he release a new version DM-DeepBlueAstral and you can see all the changes he made, the list is quite long and very detailed, which I like 😀 As always, pro work & I’m jealous!! 🙂 Go at his Epic thread to have more info and download link .

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.