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Title: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 07, 2007, 05:47:47 AM
You've noticed the board has a new layout. I'm in the process of sorting all old threads to their appropriate places and writing some new outlines on how to use the forum. I am going to make mistakes so please bare with me. This is very much a WIP so give me a little time and browse around then tell me what you like, dislike, etc.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Tri182 on January 07, 2007, 06:27:58 AM
I love it, I like how more organized it is now.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 07, 2007, 01:25:27 PM
There is still a lot of work to be done and tons of threads to be moved. I hope ya'll are catching on to how this is working (well I'm a little uncertain myself in this general area until I get it all sorted). It seems the biggest discrepancy about the new layout is the OT and General so prepare for ... something.

Anyhow, don't be timid. Post as usual, use your common sense and don't freak out if your thread gets bounced around.

Ninja edit: Start PM'ing me about threads out of place in the Goldsrc and Source sections (not the off-topic unless you've got your head on super tight and understand what I need). Like I said - I'm bound to make errors so tell me when I fuck up.

Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Razor-47 on January 07, 2007, 02:38:29 PM
The new layout looks very organized and professional. I like it.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Tommi on January 07, 2007, 03:05:36 PM
I love it, but where is the normal half-life mods/mapping/releases section?  ???
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Felix on January 07, 2007, 03:14:05 PM
I love it, but where is the normal half-life mods/mapping/releases section?  ???

Goldsource.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: -Rusty- on January 07, 2007, 03:50:29 PM
are you going to make seperate wip sections for source and gold source?

EDIT: nvm i see what they are now.

EDIT Again: hm.. seems certain threads that i was keeping an eye on in the wip section have vanished.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Tommi on January 07, 2007, 03:51:53 PM
Goldsource.


Thanks.   ;D
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 07, 2007, 04:00:56 PM
Rusty, whatever the WIP was it should have been moved to its main engine/dev category. Perhaps I lost some threads somewhere along the way. I haven't deleted anything from the previous WIP forum so it's here somewhere. Try searching, if it's not in the right place then please tell me.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Frraksurred on January 07, 2007, 04:23:17 PM
Like the new layout, nice work gentlemen. 
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 07, 2007, 05:03:17 PM
Gentleman. Ahem. These guys won't lift a finger! :P

ATTN:

Notice that a lot of old threads are getting moved into their new categories! So what might appear as a new thread - isn't. Some of these threads have collected dust or have been released (which you'll find in the engine/dev category) so unless you have something important to contribute to the threads please do not reply to them if the date is ancient.

While I don't mind bumps on good WIP projects, those that are unnecessary will be muted or banned!
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Freakin on January 07, 2007, 05:12:12 PM
It's going to be a bit of a learning curve to get used to the new layout, but it seems to be coming along alright.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Felix on January 07, 2007, 06:06:13 PM
Gentleman. Ahem. These guys won't lift a finger! :P

ATTN:

Notice that a lot of old threads are getting moved into their new categories! So what might appear as a new thread - isn't. Some of these threads have collected dust or have been released (which you'll find in the engine/dev category) so unless you have something important to contribute to the threads please do not reply to them if the date is ancient.

While I don't mind bumps on good WIP projects, those that are unnecessary will be muted or banned!

Liar, I did something too.
Like, something...
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 07, 2007, 06:12:59 PM
I know you did. Now your job is to clean up what I broke. :D
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Greaser on January 07, 2007, 06:21:28 PM
Goldsource.
Ohh, good thing! I was afraid it's all gone. Well, now there will be a bit mess, but it will be OK after some time.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Sniper on January 07, 2007, 06:45:50 PM
Hooray you deleted my thread?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 07, 2007, 06:49:00 PM
I don't know - maybe. Check your last posts and see. What was it?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Sniper on January 07, 2007, 06:51:27 PM
Quote
We're holding a contest for the best Gman Bodyguard NPC model. The new Bodyguard NPC will have a variety of weapon options, including Dual Uzis and the Minigun. Using the new game systems, the Bodyguard's AI will communicate with other Bodyguard NPCs much more effectively, for the sole purpose of killing assassins (the players) and ensuring the VIP reaches its destination in one piece.

You can find the contest details at the HIT Forums (LINK TO: http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=7029.0).
The contest will end once we find the winner.

Regarding the new feature information (check the previous post), we haven't announced that yet. It'll be a short video posted in a few days. Stay tuned.

It's also directly linked to by a bunch of news websites, and svencoop.com. Sigh.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: random salad on January 07, 2007, 07:40:52 PM
It's a real mystery where that thread went off to. Where was the thread located before the forum restructure?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Coozins on January 07, 2007, 07:45:43 PM
It's a real mystery where that thread went off to. Where was the thread located before the forum restructure?

I think it was in Requests.

On an unrelated note, Redhood, my They Hunger pack WIP thread seems to have completely disappeared. I know Felix made this thread
 http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=7092.msg113464#new
but I have searched on every single subforum there is here and I haven't found it.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Greaser on January 07, 2007, 07:48:01 PM
I think it was in Requests.

On an unrelated note, Redhood, my They Hunger pack WIP thread seems to have completely disappeared. I know Felix made this thread
 http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=7092.msg113464#new
but I have searched on every single subforum there is here and I haven't found it.
Damn, I think you're right. I searched for your pack too, but found nothing.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Felix on January 07, 2007, 07:50:51 PM
I think it was in Requests.

On an unrelated note, Redhood, my They Hunger pack WIP thread seems to have completely disappeared. I know Felix made this thread
 http://www.hl-improvement.com/forums/index.php?topic=7092.msg113464#new
but I have searched on every single subforum there is here and I haven't found it.

Wierd, we havent deleted anything.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Coozins on January 07, 2007, 07:55:17 PM
Wierd, we havent deleted anything.

Are you sure it wan't accidentally put in Hall of Shame for any reason, as Hall of Shame doesn't seem to be there either.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Mattz1010 on January 07, 2007, 07:56:55 PM
Wow >_> I was in the middle of reading the WFLT topic (as I hadn't at that time) and then I come back to the forums, in the middle of your work.

Needless to say, it looks...different. :P

It'll take some getting used to, though.

That was really unexpected

Edit: I'm also wondering why both WFLT threads have been locked. (The original and the Animated one)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: random salad on January 07, 2007, 08:03:30 PM
It's also directly linked to by a bunch of news websites, and svencoop.com. Sigh.
More than likely, the thread was accidentally deleted along with a number of other threads that also seemed to disappear out of thin air. My suggestion would be to recreate the thread and make the link on Sven homepage link to the new thread.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 07, 2007, 08:47:22 PM
Shit - I'm sorry Sniper. I've looked the the mod logs a dozen times now and there is absolutely no trace of a 7029 thread being deleted. Although I'm sure this was my error and I fucked up somewhere. If you could recreate the thread and link it from svencoop.com that would be great. I'll also email the all the news portal that posted about the contest and inform them of the new link regardless of the contest being over. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Hunter - it seems like you're in the same boat. Although WIP threads haven't been touched unless they dated early 2006. Please recreate your thread. Again, sorry about the inconvenience.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Kosi on January 07, 2007, 09:51:00 PM
I don't like how Off-Topic is all the way at the bottom. It should be under General/Conversation, in my opinion. Maybe even a sub-forum.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: random salad on January 07, 2007, 09:53:57 PM
Off-Topic isn't going to be around anymore- 'conversation', 'other threads', and 'serious discussion' are to be replacing Off-Topic.

Redhood's just having some trouble deciding what to do with the rest of the threads in it.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: .:TWP:. Jazz_man on January 08, 2007, 02:24:41 AM
No more HOS? No more laughing at idiots who make stupid topics? ???
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Felix on January 08, 2007, 02:44:10 AM
No more HOS? No more laughing at idiots who make stupid topics? ???

Actually, good question.
What about HoS. I think we forgot about that.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: D3ads on January 08, 2007, 04:03:02 PM
I like the new layout, it's mush easier to navigate now, good job  ;D

Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Mischief on January 08, 2007, 07:46:10 PM
SOUND FORUMS PLEASE!
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: .:TWP:. Jazz_man on January 08, 2007, 09:35:15 PM
I'm still getting used to the new layout, Now what happened to off topic?

and why isn't Game news spilted into a child forum for releases?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 08, 2007, 10:06:10 PM
There won't be a sound board. There just aren't enough releases to merit it. Sounds that are released can go to GldSrc or Source Mod release sections. Sorry Mischief.

OT is now Conversation and Other Threads and Game News.

Game News is for ... news that relates to all video games. Putting Game News in two release child boards is stupid. You shouldn't be posting in the Mod boards unless you're discussing your mod plans/WIP/asking for help/recruiting or releasing your mod (which may, sometimes, be doubled posted to Game News).

Discussion about mods (troubleshooting, walkthroughs, etc) can be discussed in its engine forum or, perhaps, the Game News when there is an update/release thread.

The difference between the Mod and Game News section is obvious? Mod sections are for development and feedback and Game News is for discussion about the news.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: Frostbite on January 08, 2007, 10:19:06 PM
So if there's more sound releases they'll be a sound board?
Hmm....
Title: Re: NEW FORUM STUFF
Post by: redhood on January 08, 2007, 10:31:28 PM
Maybe if there are like a hundreds of sound releases.

Most sound releases are replacements/modifications of current sounds anyhow so they'll work in Mod Releases. While the same could be said about models as well (no one really makes map/texture replacements) most are single releases and only have intentions to replace one element of the game. If anyone is working on HUGE model/sound/2D/whatever replacement packs then you're invited to post them in the Mods area. But, these packs need to be completely overwriting a lot of the game, and creating a new or improved experience (please don't color all the HL characters purple and think it's a mod). So this is up to the authors' best judgment.