Update for June 2020 (supplemental)

*Deep breath*

It’s almost 5am and I’ve been up since 9am yesterday just… doing stuff on here. The good news? Half of Chakaru’s work is now up, and when I eventually get out of bed tomorrow, I’ll be adding the mirrors for longerrpigs’ work. The bad news? I’ll be doing Eureka at the same time. Gotta grind for them Stabilizer mats. Also maybe keep working on the Greek localisation for Concept Matrix 3. Maybe both? I dunno.

So basically, please bear with me while I fix up a lot of stuff I broke whilst trying to make this place look a little tidier. Once the tidy up is done, I’ll be doing the rest of the Chakaru mirroring, then back to work on like a million FFXIV ideas now that I’ve kind of figured out this silly colorset nonsense (I just want to use diffuse maps reeeeee).

Also I have two eye textures to upload, so there’s that too. (Of course it’s eye textures.)

Oh, and if you’re interested in following development of CM3, we have a Trello going! …and you’ll see it’s actually mostly Yuuki working on it because of course Yuuki’s doing the most work on it. We’ve done a slew of new changes, which I document on our Ko-fi every couple of weeks as we get feedback from testers and fix stuff.

Yuuki was able to somewhat implement Blender DAE support for TexTools but unfortunately we forgot to account for Blender not playing nice with vertex normals on import, so until the folks at Blender Foundation get onto the four year old ticket for it, there’ll have to be a bunch of silly workarounds in place because people aren’t necessarily able to access 3DS Max anymore. (Or Yuuki could take an extended break and sort out FBX support DON’T YOU DARE YUUKI I SWEAR TO GOD GO PLAY A VIDEO GAME).

And with that I skilfully dodge sleep in order to port a bunch more TERA stuff. With dye channels this time! A huge thank you to my senpai  friend longerrpigs for encouraging and teaching me the ways of the industry, and the lovely folks over on Bizu’s Discord server for putting up with my inane questions and inability to read guides.

EDIT OVER 24 HOURS LATER: I achieved nothing. I’M SORRY. TOMORROW.

Update for May/June 2020

Whew! I’ve been on a bit of a tidying spree since I have a sort of new PC (I mean it was build last June but whatevs). Which means a lot of stuff I worked on over the last couple of years is going to make its way here soon for Oblivion! On top of that, I’ve done a fair bit of site maintenance, so in between uploading stuff, I’ll be updating my existing pages to be a bit cleaner.

I also have the immense pleasure of hosting Chakaru’s older work as well! A lot of her mods have not been uploaded to the Drunken Crafter’s Inn and probably never will, but she’s given me the green light to mirror her work, so I’ll be doing that slowly over the next couple of months. In fact, I’ve started with her Aion Polaris staff! Go check it out on her guest page!

Also, this marks the first Final Fantasy XIV mod from me! It’s small, but my foot is now firmly in the door. You can look forward to a few TERA weapon conversions once I get my conversion pipeline in place- one of the next ones to make it through will be a WHM cane or two, because

M̷̧̛͔̹̹̭̥͓̈̐̀̌̚͝͝ͅ Ȍ̡͖͈̘̭̐̈̈̿͗͟͡ R͓͙̮̤̞̍͆̓̔̀͒̅̏͘̕ Ẻ̵̛͖͈̝̜̥͖̼͉̾̎̃́̔͘͢ B̸̡̛͍͈̮̤̆͛̀̽͂͘ L̢̞̖͖̼̝̫͐̑͐̆͡ Ȯ̷̯̠̥̙̮͖͈̘̼̃̃̊̓̈́̑̚͟ O̴̞̟̙̮̠͚͆̀͆̈̇̀̈́͗͟͡ Ḋ̢̡͇͍͖̭͖̱̠̂̀̑̋͊ Ḟ̵̠͉̖͎̤̬͆̂̓̆́̍̕͞ͅ Ǫ̶̢̪̙̦̣͐̿̆̀͗̒̄͑ Ŗ̶̪̰̼̤̰̖̬͊̊̀͑̽͗̏͞ T̨͎̙̗̙̙̓͌̒́̀̽͘ Ḧ͙͇̲̥̩̟̜͌̇̿͂͂͋̈́̓̕ E̫͎̬̼͓̭̮̺̓̓̆͌̄̂̓̀͢͝ B̸̢͓̼͔̪̰̫̈̊̎̎̃̂̅̄͘͜ L̶̨̼͖͚̮̝̏̉́̀̉̏̐̾͟͢͟͠͞ Ǫ̡̠̫̬͓̩̣͇̏̆̓̔̋̍͂ O̦͔̘̣̎̔̑̒́̈̓͜͝ Ḑ̶̭͍͈̻̓̾̐̐̄́͢͢͝ Ľ͕͕̭̬̔͗́̌͟ I̛̱͈͕̯̣̜̮͌̍́͊̾̑̚̕͞ L̴͕̯̺̪̟̓͑͊͆̅̀͛͟͝ Y̞͖̘͕̤̻̏̒̑̄̚͡

So yay, I finally have a non-Elder Scrolls mod on here! And that’s not all; I also have the honour of hosting another modder’s work- a new and insanely talented industry veteran known as longerrpigs! Whilst their files are hosted here, I will still be linking to their profile on XMA.

Speaking of FFXIV, due to my extensive work with Concept Matrix 3, give or take a custom built Discord bot (yooooooo I’m a programmer now or something), I’ve set up a Ko-fi for Yuuki and I, given the whole we’re married and share accounts thing. I’ve never been one to solicit payment for my work, but it was none too subtly suggested that we open a means for people to say thanks, so we did. As such I feel it is necessary to stress the fact that I am in no way asking for money, and I will at no point paywall my work, or accept funds for ‘private’ work. My stance on paid mods remains the same as it has for the last ten years, and I have no intention of changing it. I do not begrudge others utilising Ko-fi, Patreon, Gumroad, etc. for their own work, as there are far more talented modders out there whom I believe are worthy of payment, but I am not on their level and do not believe my work is worthy of anything even remotely like that. However, both my and Yuuki’s work on CM3 is a different story, and we appreciate any coffees we get, especially during this new recession.

Well then, enough of all that. Hope you’re all keeping well! ♥