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Confession:  Being into conspiracy theories and seeing all those throwback confessions from before DA:I was released, I had this dream where the admins of this page were actually from Bioware and they got ideas from our confessions to add into the next game. … Yeah, maybe I should stop reading too many conspiracy theories ^_^’

mod note: Just kidding- none of us work for BioWare :D

anonymous asked:

What is it that make's Unleashed feel like a much faster game, then other boost games like Rush, Colors and Generations?

For Sonic Rush and Sonic Colors, that’s easy: Sonic in Unleashed is just literally faster

It’s when you get to Generations vs. Unleashed that things get complicated. According to those who developed the mod tools for it, Sonic in Generations is actually faster than he is in Unleashed, yet Generations feels like a slower game. Why?

Let’s take a look at a comparison between Sonic Generations and Sonic Unleashed and point out what the two games do differently. For the sake of similarity, we’ll look at Rooftop Run in both versions of the game.

If you look closely, you should notice there’s one really big difference between the way these two games are presenting the action: in general, Sonic Unleashed favors keeping the camera up-close to Sonic, positioned a little above him, angled down. Sonic Generations pulls the camera back out a little more and does its best to keep Sonic centered in the screen. Now, both games zip the camera all over the place, but as far as their so-called “Default Position” goes, Sonic Unleashed’s camera is closer than the view in Sonic Generations.

The “sense of speed” we feel is likely from being overwhelmed with too much visual data to process. The world is flying past us and we can’t understand everything we’re seeing, it’s just more and more and more, endlessly. The further you pull out the camera, the more easily you can see what’s coming, and the slower everything begins to feel.

You can test this for yourself if you own any racing games with various camera options. The widest third person camera always feels slower than the bumper cam. The best example of this is F-Zero GX, which has a cockpit cam and a very, very far away third person camera. Playing from the cockpit in F-Zero GX is almost impossible because everything’s coming at you so fast, but the speed feels downright pedestrian from the furthest camera setting.

Next we have Rooftop Run’s famous quickstep gauntlet, which is nearly identical in both games. Here, the difference in camera distance has been reduced, but if you overlap the two, you can still see Sonic Unleashed is just a little bit closer than Generations. But this primarily highlights the second difference: Sonic Unleashed has much more aggressive motion blur. As objects zip past the camera, they distort and blur considerably more in Sonic Unleashed vs. Sonic Generations. Again, not being able to see what’s whooshing past you contributes to the sense of speed.

It’s all about presentation. Sonic Generations is technically a faster game, but Sonic Unleashed sells the sensation of speed better.

Generations also makes you do a lot more platforming than Unleashed. It’s not quite as bad as it is in Sonic Colors, but at least once or twice per level, Generations makes you stop running fast so you can jump around on some platforms for a minute or two (which, in some cases, means like, half the level). Unleashed still has platforming in the Daytime stages too, but of the three games, it’s the most brisk about it.

I took more screenshots that I did not end up using in this post (they would’ve made it too big and too long), but if you want to look at them, I tossed them in an Imgur gallery here. It’s mostly a lot of images showing how much further away the camera generally is in Sonic Generations.

If There’s A Videogame That Utilizes Ace/Aro Love,

… it’d be Journey by thatgamecompany.

Journey is a stunningly beautiful puzzle game released 2012 for the PS3. It almost instantly became a hit worldwide. Gameplay is a short 5-10 hours, but it has heavy replay value and offers a powerful experience. But what made Journey special was its secret co op mechanic;

The player starts off alone, but there’s a chance to run into a similar-looking cloaked figure undergoing the same ‘journey’ as you. Should you choose to, the both of you can stick together as partners in your journey to reach the mountain. Your methods of communication are limited to emitting sonar ‘beeps’ every once and a while. So team-based puzzle solving requires patience and non-verbal communication between the two of you. Sticking close together in a ‘hug’ also recharges both your magical powers.

Eventually, the journey becomes more and more perilous, which cumulates to one last harsh struggle. By this point, you and your partner would have been together (nonverbally) for hours. There’s no guns, no fighting. There’s only the strength of comradery and the determination to reach your goals together.

At the end, you’re given the reveal that the second accompanying figure wasn’t an npc. It was another real person, playing the same game as you, filled with the same love and friendship that drove the two of you to enjoy the experience together.

Journey’s unique co op gained a reputation for being emotionally fulfilling and effective. Players would make new friends by contacting each other after finishing the campaign. People would circumvent the lack of verbal communication by drawing hearts in the snow. If one player got stuck, the other always waited nearby. If one player got attacked, the other always rushed to their rescue.

You don’t know the other person’s gender or age. You don’t know what their body looks like, or what their voice sounds like, or their degree of education or employment or marital status. And even so, this game encourages a special sort of love that very much mirrors aromantic and asexual affection.

(Journey Voyagers by thorilaart on DeviantArt)

Now obviously, this game probably wasn’t made with a-affection in mind. But it’s nevertheless applicable to how strong and fulfilling ‘love’ can strike us all, completely apart from any sexual context. If anyone ever feels as if their love is ‘limited’ or ‘not fully baked’, think of Journey and how powerful and special it’s made everyone feel.

- Fae

CHEER UP! Outfit & Jacket - The Sims 4 Maxis Match Outfit & Top


Hey guys! Wooo it’s finally happening! We started this mod almost a month ago but due to an issue we had we had to put it on hold, but thanks to the lovely @blogsimplesimmer it’s finally here! She was able to fix the issues we had with this mod so it should be working fine now! We hope you enjoy this mod! We also tried out a new way to show off the download on tumblr, so please tell us if you prefer it like this or the old colorful version! As always, if you have any questions or request, feel free to give us an ask!

Info & Download Below!

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A new SweetFX setting for those who want something less subtle. It’s bright and sharp, with a subtle gradient. Feel free to ask for alterations, I’m doing requests currently.

Features Include:

  • SMAA Anti Aliasing
  • Bloom (the kind that makes the white areas white without affecting dark areas, not the kind that shove glowsticks up chairs butts)
  • HDR
  • LumaSharpen
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Cineon DPX
  • Vibrance (just a touch.)
  • Curves
  • Vignette (for the gradient)
  • Dither
  • Border (also for the gradient and to make the UI look better)

To Install:

  • Copy all files in FX folder in your main game “.exe” folder.
  • I prefer to right click my sims 4 desktop shortcut and go to open file location to get there quickly.
  • As long as your graphics card isn’t ancient you can run any of the HQ sweetFX’s, but only really good moniters and graphics cards will look good with the high or ultra. Otherwise, use medium or low sharpening.

Troubleshooting: 

  • To turn off & on toggle the f12 key.
  • Take screenshots with the f10 key, then they are placed as .bmps in the main game “.exe” folder where the sweetFX is installed.
  • Turn off edge smoothing in game. Anti-aliasing is done by the SweetFX. 
  • Untick post processing effects to make the game even faster, the SweetFX does all the post processing itself.
  • Does not conflict with any other lighting mod.
  • Does not work with windowed mode. It will crash. Only use this with fullscreen. (I’m looking for a solution to this)

Updates:

  • v2: Fixed the bloom so the lighting is not overexposed during the brightest time of day.

All credit goes to Ceejay.dk for the sweetFX tools.

Download HD Bright & Ultra Sharp SweetFX v2

Download HD Bright & High Sharp SweetFX v2

Download HD Bright & Medium Sharp SweetFX v2 (RECOMMENDED)

Download HD Bright & Low Sharp SweetFX v2

Download HD Bright & Soft SweetFX (no sharpening) v2

I just got back from the wrap party and I’m tired as hell and my feet hurt from my darned cute-ass shoes so obviously this is the correct time to upload more Nursery things that I have stowed away in my files

Leviathan is a stuffed toy fish with a heath hazard interior structure, I figure his task for you would be to retrieve or make his plush body shape so that he can return to his surface owner and not jab their eyes out at least not immediately

I was also playing with the spine making mouth shapes???

マトイ  |  あくりあ

※  Permission was given by artist, do not remove caption.

Attention Neko atsume fans!

You’ve heard of neko atsume, you’ve might of heard of Boku to Wanko, Get ready for Hamster Collection!

If you like hamsters then you should try out this game since it is similar to neko atsume and also the logo is similar too

And also here is some screenshots from it from the app stores to see what it looks like

It is also a bit different then neko atsume like for example

  • You can pet them
  • of course different looks
  • different company
  • over 3000 unique actions
  • Hamsters change in day to night
  • And other cool stuff too!

if you want a link for it here it is

Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.ciagram.collecthamster&hl=en

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hamster-collection-freebasic/id1047430471?mt=8

I recommend it if you don’t really like it, but i want u to try it!

-Mod snowball

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Hello, and welcome to the first version of the Sleeping Cat for Anders mod!

Installation:

Place “Sleeping Cat for Anders.erf” into your Override folder. If you do not know where your “Override” folder is, it is found under the same Dragon Age 2 folder that stores your user data (this is the same Dragon Age 2 folder where any screenshots taken in-game will be stored). This will usually be found in your “My Documents” or “Documents” folder, in the “Bioware” folder, and is NOT the one found under your Program Files. This should  be the case for both Macs and PCs, but if you have wound up with an alternate filepath, try to find your in-game screencaps folder and navigate up to the “Dragon Age 2” folder. Once you are in this folder, go into “packages”, then “core”. There should already be a folder named “override” in here; if there is none, and are sure you are in the right location, you may create one. Once in the “override” folder, you can just paste the files there. If you are upgrading from the v 1 version, you MUST delete the previous version of this mod; however, you do not have to run the uninstaller, as this only replaces the core files used in the mod.

Uninstallation:

Delete the file. I’ll be honest - I’m not 100% sure how well this will behave if deleted when you have a save where Pounce II here was loaded. It seems like it’s mostly fine, but, uh, please do exercise caution?

Features:

This mod adds a basic sleeping cat for Anders in one of two locations. If romanced, the cat will appear asleep by the fire in Hawke’s and Anders’ shared bedroom; if unromanced, the cat will appear asleep on the desk in Anders’ Clinic. This cat will not appear until either after the “Putting out milk” conversation post-Dissent in Act 2 has been completed or until Act 3 if that conversation is not done.

Agenda for Subsequent Release:

I’d really like to see about getting some actual animations for this cat, even if it’s just breathing and occasional stretching, but honestly that’s well above my paygrade right now. Still, people responded positively to the suggestion of a new kitty for Anders, so I wanted to add in at least a little thing like this.

Notes:

I also have uploaded the source .nss file used for this in case anyone would like to reference it.

Permissions:

If you can make this work better, go for it, just as long as you give me credit!

Suggested supplemental mods:

  • Anders Romance Dialogue Overhaul:  Another mod of mine that offers a variety of changes to the Anders romance, including a final kiss in the Gallows for the Friendship route, restored dialogue plot flags, a Karl conversation for female Hawkes, and a selection of additional optional changes to balance out some of the stranger gendering between the m!Hawke and f!Hawke romance routes.
  • Anders Automatic Romance Outfits: Another (DirectX9 compatible only at this time, sorry) mod of mine that offers automatic romance outfit changes for Anders + Estate move-in functionality in Act 2.

If you experience any issues or have any questions about how to install this mod, please let me know and I will get to them ASAP!

Happy DA2ing!

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PS4 Mod Update

After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PlayStation 4, Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition.

Like you, we are disappointed by Sony’s decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount of time our fans have waited for mod support to arrive. We consider this an important initiative and we hope to find other ways user mods can be available for our PlayStation audience. However, until Sony will allow us to offer proper mod support for PS4, that content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim on PlayStation 4 will not be available.

We will provide an update if and when this situation changes.

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(TS4) Granite Falls Mod V1.0

Here is a new project i made after I having done my “outdoor packs" so i thought that it’ll be the moment to surpass me and make retexture for a whole world and now and after your reactions from my two last post about it, i finally decided to share you as a gift for you, my followers and to thank you to following and support me who is really important for me so thank you again and enjoy it !! ^^ ♡♡

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MOD & COMPATIBILITY

  • ⚑  Requires the “Outdoor Retreat” game pack
  • Compatibility : tested with these versions of game : 1.20.60.1020 & 1.23.24.1010, it should work with the old version too*
    • If you have problem, report to me ! 
  • 90 % retextured, not include the garden plants

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ABOUT THE FOLDER / DOWNLOAD

VERSION 1 (MERGED)

Here, i propose you 1-3 quality of texture for each elements presents from world according the capacity of your computer, make your choice !

But please, look at the “Readme” to know more info and instructions before to use the mod : 

  • Trees  (Part 1 & 2)
    • 3 textures : (HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW texture) 
  • Plants (Part 1 & 2)
    • 2 textures : (HIGH/LOW texture) 
  • Rocks
    • 3 textures : HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW texture)
  • Terrain Paint
    • 3 textures  (HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW texture) 
  • World Objects & Backdrop
    • 1 texture (BASE texture of game)

VERSION 2 (SEPARATED)

Here, i propose 3 folders (HIGH/MEDIUM/LOW quality) that i already prepared according the capacity of your computer, just choose one of them ! 


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ABOUT THE TEXTURE

  • Low texture : 128 - 512 (max) **recommended for low capacity computer**
  • Medium texture : 512 - 1024* (max)
    • *Some elements like trees, all terrain paints and the big rocks are the textures of 1024x1024
  • High texture : 512 - 1024/2048* (max)
    •  *Some trees and plants are the textures of 1024x1024, all terrain paints and only the big rocks are the textures of 2048x2048  
      •  ***WARNING : use the textures of 2048x2048 at your own risk***

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  ✎ OTHER (optionnal) : to have a better bright effect, i can advice to use this SweetFX by @brntwaffles

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  • If you like it, let me a “like” or reblog me ! 。◕‿  ◕ღ
  • Please don’t re-upload this file, or claim it as your own.
  • Tag ‘conceptdesign97sims’ or ‘conceptdesign97′ so I can see it.