Dutch Elections: Mr. Wilders mod for Grand Theft Auto IV

September 9th, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

Over at our forum, huckleberrypie took up the challenge to make a mod for GTAIV based on the current theme. The great result speaks for itself. The mod introduces Mr. Wilders to the game, and if you follow the instructions you’ll be able to spawn the model anywhere to your liking, or even have Mr. Wilders as your bodyguard. If you feel like, you can also change your players model to his and play as him through the Liberty City underworld. See a YouTube example here. Or here. And here! To download it, and read the instructions, go here. Some more screenshots:

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Dutch Elections: Mod for Counterstrike: Source

September 9th, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

Indeed! Next up is the introduction of lookalikes in Counterstrike: Source. 6 models are changed. On the terrorist side you can now choose from Mr. Rutte, Mr. Wilders and Mr. Buma lookalikes. On the Counter-terrorist side you have lookalikes for Mr. Samsom, Mr. Roemer and Mr. Pechtold.  Trishty did an excellent job! Installation: Simply unpack the contents of the cstrike folder in the archive to the cstrike folder on your hard drive, replacing the existing models as you go. Models changed! To view a YouTube example, check here. To download the models, go here. Some screenshots:

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Dutch Elections: Mod for Counterstrike 1.6

September 9th, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

The second mod in our theme was released. Now you will find the six politician game figures in Counterstrike 1.6. Simply use the new models in the package to pose as lookalikes of the Dutch party leaders, or fight them in endless rounds of the game. Created by onelove1210 from the Game Research Forum.
Go here to download the models. Click here to see a short example video. And then some more screenshots:

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Dutch Elections: Mod for Fallout: New Vegas

September 7th, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

As those of you following the Game Research Forum closely will have seen, some of us were (and are) working on mods for games, getting those 6 political party leaders into games. Well, the first one was released, with great work of dragbody and a bit from yours truly. We placed Mr. Sammos, Mr. Nilders, Mr. Rumor, Mr. Mech-Told, Mr. Bamu and Mr. Rotten in the game of Fall Out: New Vegas. Go to The Strip in the game after installing the mod and you will notice a group of men, with Mr. Nilders not really participating in any discussion. That’s them right there. Also, go to Goodsprings and in front of the General store there will be a footlocker with masks to put on, turning you into them! ;-)   Download the mod here. View a YouTube example, and then some further screenshots:
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XeNTaX accepting donations to keep up the forum

September 1st, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

As of a week ago, we are accepting donations through PayPal from beneficiaries that offer kind help to support our Game Discussion Forum that aims to discuss games and mods that maximize the playability and longetivity of gamer’s favourite pass-times. Those that are already registered at the Game Discussion Forum are not required to donate, it’s their own choice. However, to be offered an active account as a new user, we would humbly ask to donate a small sum. As a return favour we will grant you the possibility to register and post. To do so, go to http://forum.xentax.com/ucp.php?mode=donate. First complete the donation, then click on return to go on with the forum registration.

How to run Fifth Element in Windows 7

August 13th, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

If you ever wanted to install and run The Fifth Element (1998) on Windows 7, then do the following.
Option 1. Copy the content of E082-008soda to the installation folder of T5E.
Option 2. Add the parameter -D3D to the start-up of the game (using a new short-cut).
Then change the name of dbghelp.dll in C:\WINDOWS \system32, AND in C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64 (if you have x64). You can change it to anything other, just make sure the game can’t find it. Thanks to RUTracker.

Blizzard raided in Korea for conning gamers with Diablo 3

June 2nd, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

Check this out: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/05/31/korean-government-raids-blizzard-offices-over-diablo-3-launch/

It is an interesting case. But a just cause. If you’ve bought the game, but are unable to play it due to the dramatic way Blizzard organised their servers (and still!), you should be getting a refund. You don’t pay your good money just so that Blizzard can take it without delivering.

The Korean approach is long due, and this will hopefully be followed in other countries as well. Blizzard are an arrogant, incompetent and greedy organization that are only interested in profits with unstable releases of tired old games. Time to take the money back they stole from the gamers. So that they will think twice about releasing a new product completely unprepared.

Blizzard, you fanbase is diminishing by the hour. Sure, there will be enough gamers to continue to con, but the law just might be on our side. And then your conduct will be punished. Your annual conferences are aptly named BlizzCon. To con.

Blizzard fail at Diablo 3

May 23rd, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

We warned that Diablo 3 would not launch well (technically) in the post about the failed beta stress test. We (and many others) were right. The launch was a technical joke, with Blizzard seemingly having gained nothing from the stress test, and lost a good part of their fan base. (Though they sold 6.3 million copies, which is a great success. Times $60 = $378.000.000).  The crappy technical launch, the DRM, the lag on single player, the online need to play even the single player campaign, the extremely short and linear main campaign (undoubtfully to quickly start selling “add on quests” in the mold of WoW, dragging even more money out of gamers as the game itself is already ludicrously priced), the numerous errors preventing play, tired gameplay, lost save games, stolen and hacked accounts, etc etc have proven that Blizzard’s only intend must have been to make quick money, even if they took 12 years to create it (and still they were not prepared). Here’s a small collection of posts surrounding the “epic fail” of the once innovative Blizzard. Take heed that reviewers still rave about the game, and cannot find fault with it, though metacritic users have en masse punished Blizzard for their conduct.

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Xentax was down for a while

May 16th, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

Due to a crash of a couple of hard disks at our host, we’ve been down for a few days. This should be fixed now as you read this message.

RAGE was a mediocre game, no matter what the “critics” said.

April 22nd, 2012 by Mr.Mouse

Remember what I said about RAGE? Overhyped piece of tech demo. The discrepancy between the “critics” and the “gamers” at Metacritic is stunning. 79/100 say the “critics”. Gamers say 44/100. Now, there will be a lot of down-voting there as well because of the rediculous amount of bugs upon launch, but overall the trend is that gamers really don’t like the game apparently. Looking at Gamespot, users give it 70/100. I think it is safe to say that the game is mediocre at best, and that id Software have failed at delivering a high quality game, again. Their days have long gone. We will remember them for the early days of first-person shooters. But that was more than 10 years ago, and they don’t seem to have been able to keep up with current events.