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! ♥

Update for April 2020

WELL THEN. It’s sure been a while since I was last here. This update is going to be short and sweet since I’m trying to get better at not going on and on like I normally do.

SO. I’ve taken an extended break from modding Oblivion and Skyrim and have started looking into modding Final Fantasy XIV. The learning curve is steeper but I’m getting there! I’m hoping to release some of my work in the next couple of weeks after a bit more testing. Additionally, my partner and I are working on Concept Matrix 3, a tool to assist in greater GPose shenanigans. More info on this soon!

I lost access to this hosting account due to hacking, so I’ll be spending the next couple of days fixing things up here, updating, making sure everything is safe, etc. However my SSL seems to be borked so I’m prioritising that. EDIT: Turns out that was just a quick fix. WE SECURE AGAIN BOIS

I hope you are all safe, healthy, and relatively sane during this SARS-CoV-2 pandemic! Please take care of yourselves!

Update for April 2016

First of all, it’s Anzac Day, so out of respect, Lest We Forget.

This is only a small update- I’ve added four of ObliviKitten’s outfits to their page, and will be adding more as soon as I can.

Life is pretty hectic at the moment. I’ve just moved into a new apartment and I’ve still got a wedding to plan, so free time is hard to come by again, but at least I no longer feel like a freeloader!

That’s all for now. See you all again soon!

Update for February 2016

Holy crap. I’m feeling so productive these days, it’s insane.

I’ve started this awesome new job, but since it’s super quiet until student intake in a fortnight, I’m bored as hell, so I’ve gone and updated the doll side of my site, if you want to take a look (there’s a link in the menu above). There’s still some stuff missing, and it’ll remain missing until I buy some new furniture at home- I had to pack away all of my dolls preemptively in case we had to move, so I’ve not had a chance to take photos and whatnot- and set everything up nicely. It’ll be so awesome having money again. I might buy myself some new monitors to celebrate!

I’ve been a little obsessed with Undertale recently (I cannot recommend this game enough!!!), so I haven’t worked on anything properly, and since I’ve been thrown into the deep end of starting full-time work after six months of bad sleeping patterns and general laziness, I’m constantly exhausted when I get home, to the point that I fall asleep on the couch within five minutes of walking through the front door and not waking up until my fiancé gets home about four hours later so we can have dinner, and then I’m wired for a few hours, then I fall asleep again really early in the morning, then I wake up tired since I’ve only had four hours sleep max… wash, rinse repeat. Getting my sleeping pattern back on track will be a bit of a tricky process, but it’ll happen nonetheless.

I’ve started a huge chunk of my additions to Room207’s CCC mod, and have started packaging up a few more resources to upload when I have a moment. I hope to start overhauling my race mods in March starting with my Persocoms, then make a serious dent in my list of Skyrim mod plans- I want to convert a few of my outfits from Abbotsford over once I get the hang of this whole file header editing in Nifskope thing, which I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around, especially since I need to do it TWICE because of the body slide function. I’ll get there, I promise!!!

I also hope to buy myself a copy of Fallout 4 so I can play through it and shoot all the things… then I’ll start modding for that, too, since I anticipate Bethesda releasing a GECK or something for it so I can do things the clean, proper way. It’ll be a bit of an experience since I’ve not really made stuff for Fallout games before so making everything sort of fit into the environment will be interesting.

Anyway, that’s all for now!

Update for January 2016

Belated Happy New Year, one and all!

This has been a long time coming. I finally made myself sit down and get all of this stuff done. And it feels good, y’know? Between this and doing a huge clear out of my apartment (preemptively in case my fiance and I need to move out), I’ve achieved a lot since the beginning of the year.

So, this is going to be short and sweet. The latest additions to the site are some EE texture conversions, a new store filled with all of Hentai’s work, aaaannnnnddddddd Abbotsford 2.0~!

I’ll be adding more to the EE Conversions page as I finish them (slowly but surely, as they’re not exactly high priority), and I’ve gotten a little present from a friend to upload, so there’s that to look forward to!

I wish you all the best for a happy, prosperous and safe 2016!

Update for November 2015

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So, I’m currently unemployed and therefore wasn’t able to pay for my hosting buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut as it turns out Yuuki really does care about the stuff I make and thus covered the bill for me. So, I’m back!

I have a whole bunch of crap to upload, too! Early Christmas present (or  early birthday present for myself? Either or!).

  • Abbotsford 2.0
  • Endergrab, my Enderman replacer for Minecraft 1.8.x which changes the Enderman to the Earl of Lemongrab, complete with screeches of UNACCEPTABLLLLLLLE!
  • More stuff from ObliviKitten (who has kindly shared more work with me to upload)
  • Some patch-type stuff for some larger mods (small things, like additional stuff for CCC and OCO including compatibility and whatnot)
  • Probably more stuff if I can manage it. I’m in a creative mood.

So! I’m not dead, and I’m incredibly sorry for dropping off the face of the planet. But for better or worse, I’m back!