LiF:YO Livemap v1.2.2 released

I haven’t had much time to work on the LiF:YO Livemap lately, because the custom maps are really time consuming at the moment. I’ll share some screenshots and details about the work-in-progress project within the upcoming week. Meanwhile, I managed to implement some features that have been requested by some users for the livemap.

The online player counter will show a list of online players in a tooltip when highlighted. Same for the restarts timer. It’ll show the time of all scheduled server restarts that have been configured. Additionally, each player in the claim memberlists has an online/offline indicator icon.

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LiF:YO Custom Maps Incoming!

As already announced in the official LiF:YO forums, we’ll bring custom maps to the game. I’ll go into detail in a later post. However, most of the work is already done and it’s time for some fine tuning. Only intense testing can tell if the map(s) are playable in the long term and ready for deployment on real servers. Therefore, I opened two public testing servers:

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“Himalaya” Map
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updated 2017-02-18

For this map I used a 60×60 km heightmap extract of the Himalaya region and masked the edges to forge an island. Due to the square shape of that island, there is a high amount of building space available.

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“Gran Canaria” Map
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updated 2017-02-16

This is the real-world heightmap of Gran Canaria. A lucky pick for LiF, because most real-world islands are either too flat or would waste too much space in the square map due to their shape. But this one fits well.

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Trump Companion Update v1.3

Here it is. A brand-new update for your favourite Fallout 4 companion, the president of the United States himself.

This update brings a bunch of new audio from recent speeches and interviews along with a new ‘relationship’ dialogue option to check the current affinity stage. The Trump Suit has made it into the game as well.

This will be the last update for a while. I don’t focus on FO4 modding at the moment since interest in FO4 is declining rapidly. I’ll look at it again when Fallout 4 VR releases in the 2nd half of this year.

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LiF:YO Livemap v1.2.1 released

Highlighted PlayerThis is a small update for the LiF:YO Livemap, primarily to address issues related to player tracking in GM mode. I’ve implemented zoom from 0.5 to 8.0 scale in GM mode and player highlighting by mouseover. When a player marker is pointed on with the mouse cursor, all other players will get a transparency of 80%. With these two features combined, it should be possible to read the player names in any situation.

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LiF:YO Livemap v1.2.0 released

Happy New Year everybody. There haven’t been any updates on my site for quite a few weeks. I was very busy moving to my new location (in real life). The dust is settling now and it’s time to go back to normal.

I could finally finish some work on the LiF:YO livemap, which has been updated to v1.2.0 today.

More features in GM-Mode

When you’re an admin or GM on a LiF:YO server, every detail that can be shown on a livemap comes in very handy. The downside of displaying sensitive information such as player positions and buildings is that players could gain an unfair advantage through it. In most cases, you don’t want to show these information to ordinary players. The solution for that is quite simple: Seperate the views. Continue reading “LiF:YO Livemap v1.2.0 released”

Caution! Explosives! Note 7 is coming to Fallout 4

I was able to finish a new mod for Fallout 4 this weekend. It’s a parody on the Note 7 glitch. It adds explosive Note 7 and S8 phones to Fallout 4. But it wasn’t enough. Don’t ask me why but I had that odd need to make this whole thing kind of lore-friendly. Well, it was a partial success , but I’m happy with the result.

The mod adds an NPC named ‘Noogle Gow’ to the Drumlin Diner. You’ll get why I used that name when you hear him talk: I used a free text-to-speech engine for his voice. For the story part, he’ll claim to be a pre-war Synth built by Noogle, long before The Institute even existed. sa_note74When asked, he’ll tell the very true story about Synths and how The Institute stole Noogles technology after the war. I also used the chance for a bit of sarcastic self-critizism here I guess.

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LiF:YO Livemap 1.1.0 released

lifmapThis update for the Life is Feudal: Your Own Livemap comes with a vast amount of small changes and design enhancements along with a sticky bar on top to display the player count, restart timer and functional icons.

In order to prepare for future features I really needed a place to put icons or buttons and display general server status information. The first approach was placing the icons in a sidebar. It looked okay and worked well but it seemed to be impossible to display the server status information in a sidebar properly. So it moved to the top eventually. Continue reading “LiF:YO Livemap 1.1.0 released”

Trump Companion Update v1.2

After a few nights of tussle with the affinity system in the Creation Kit, I can proudly present a new update for the Fallout 4 Donald Trump Companion. Here’s a quick recap of all the changes made.

Affinity System

fencesVersion 1.2 introduces a basic 5-stage affinity system. I’ve included all the vanilla stages (Hatred, Disdain, Neutral, Admiration and Infatuation). Just like with any other Fallout 4 companion, the affinity level moves up or down with certain events that Donald likes or dislikes. However, the “Infatuation” level is the only one that actually does something as of now. It triggers a new dialogue that will reward you the all-new “Affordable Walls Act” perk.

New audio

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Let’s keep in touch

If you’re interested in getting notifications about updates from this site, I’ve added a Twitter and a Facebook account link. These are just skin and bones accounts for now. I’ll have them customized during the next days. I’m really not too much into these things, so there is no spam to be expected. They will be used to share updates, news and thoughts about my projects. Like/Follow if you’d like to stay in touch and see updates in your social media. If you’re more of the old fashioned kind, there’s a newsletter option too.

As for Fallout 4, I’ve implemented lots of new audio for the Trump Mod in the past couple of days for the upcoming v1.2. At the moment I’m trying to figure out how the affinity system works to make some progress there. If I don’t run into too much trouble it could possibly be released the coming weekend.

I also had a nice idea for a new hilarious mod that I will definitely try to get done. Nothing political this time but it will address a recent, internationally discussed commerical glitch.

Back from the dead – with updates

TL;DR: If you want to skip all the drama, you can scroll down to the release notes and changelog or go to the download page directly.

Long story:

It’s been over two months since I originally released a Fallout 4 mod called “Donald Trump Companion & Quest – fully voiced” on Nexusmods. The idea was to create a satirical impression of the current race for president in the US. Unfortunately, the mod was deleted by the staff just a couple of hours after it was posted, insisting copyright infringement.

Let me share with you my opinion about this. I’m not a lawyer, so I might be wrong eventually. But I’ve done some research and these are my conclusions. Continue reading “Back from the dead – with updates”