Monday, October 27, 2008

3d Links Awakening Quadrant update 38

Marching right along, D6 is complete

Just a few quadrants left in the woods, then I add the fog

Sunday, October 26, 2008

3d Links Awakening Quadrant update 37

D8 is complete

Some (or all) of you may have noticed that all the bushes, tall grass, boulders, etc have disappeared in my later models, making quadrants look bare and empty. There is a good reason for this, I assure you.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

3d Links Awakening Quadrant update 36


Computer up and running, straight razor unstuck, G1 in the mail, yes a wonderful reversal I'd say!

Who wants a shave?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Blarg this week has been Hell, wanna know why?

Last Friday: Computer starts freezing every time I open a Internet Browser, among other things

Saturday: Max and Photoshop gain tens of minutes long load times, I post my issues on PCPitstop

Sunday: WD Disk Checker tool detects Read/Write errors on Hard Drive and is unable to fix them. PCPitstop recommends replacing the Hard Drive.
So I head down to Staples, as they are the only place in town open on a Sunday that sells Hard drives. They said they could install the new drive for $40, and transfer up to 10 gigs from my current Hard Drive for $100, and this is on top of the cost for the Hard Drive

Screw that, I say as I buy a Hard Drive that I thought was the same as my current one, I'll install it my self!

Nope! The Hard Drive I bought has the wrong connectors for my computer, yay! And Staples is closing in five minutes so I'm stuck with it.

I end up borrowing an old 80 gig that was lying around, I reformat that, install windows, then goto bed.

Monday: Get up at 6am inorder to get to work by my 9am start time, get off work at 5:30pm, get home at 6:30 pm.

My G1 phone has apparently arrived early, so I happily go to start it up only to find that it doesnt detect my SIM card, a quick(lol) call to customer service tells me that it should be working by Wednesday. Fun. I start my computer to find that it thinks that the H drive is the main drive, and Flash wont instal because it thinks I have less then five free megs on my Hard Drive. Its shaping up to be a fun week.

Tuesday: Get up at 6am inorder to get to work by my 9am start time, get off work at 5:30pm, head to programming class at 7pm. Get out of class at 10pm, go home. Sleep.

Wednesday: Get up at 6am inorder to get to work by my 9am start time, get off work at 5:30pm, G1 is still not working, I call Tech Support and after some back and forth they say just ship it back for a new one, fair enough, I'm about to get the return info when my current crappy phone drops the connection.

I spend the next two hours on the phone, being told the same things I had gone over before, just trying to get my G1 replaced, granted only about half an hour of that was actually spent talking to some one, the rest of it was spent on hold, being shited between no less then five departments.

I hate Tech Support.

So now I have to mail back my G1, at my own expence, before they ship out my new one. (Can you hear my screams of frustration yet?)

Tired and angry I decide to reformat my computer and try reinstalling windows again. No luck.
Screw it, off to bed.

Thursday: Get up at 6am inorder to get to work by my 9am start time, get off work at 5:30pm, head to programming class at 7pm. Get out of class at 8pm, go home. The Sweeney Todd knife I ordered for Halloween has arrived, and the blade is stuck in the folded position. Gods DAMNIT. IT IS AS IF EVERYTHING THAT I OWN HAS DECIDED TO HATE ME AT THE SAME TIME.

Anyway, I belive I found a solution to the H Drive problem, so I will be spending tommarrow after work on that, then I will attempt to reinstal Max and Photoshop. Updates will resume after that. I have learned to stop giving out ETAs as something always pops up to make them so very WRONG.

Hope you enjoyed reading that wall of text


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

3d Links Awakening update #no

Sorry, no update tonight, in some form of technological Hell at the moment.
There is a lot of fire.
They are prodding me with E.T. for the Atari 2600 taped to a stick, it is very unpleasant.

If I get time I'll rant about it tomorrow, actual updates are coming, soon.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Turns out my hard drive has un-repairable read issues, meaning I've got to replace it.
Happy Yay!

I am currently in the process of copying all important files (Yes, that includes all models and textures related to this project) to one of my external drives.

If all goes well I should be able to resume work by tonight!

New Hard Drive installed, Internet hooked up, just need to reinstall Max and Photoshop

Friday, October 17, 2008

Possible problems

I am experiencing some problems with my computer, specifically all my internet browsers freeze up after a short period of time (I.E. seems to last the longest) which eventually leads to a total system crash, I'm kinda afraid to open Max.

Oh, and my monitor/hdtv will not recognize my dvi to hdmi cable, forcing me to stare at blurry and hard to read text.

Why does my computer hate me?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 35

Quadrant C6 complete

This one was hard to do, not because of any challenge with the quadrant, but because I've yet to get my monitor fully set up, so all the colors in Max were washed out and the text was hard to read.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Computer setup is being completly rearranged, and I do not have access to Max at this time, sorry, updates will continue ASAP-INS

Thought you might like a look at my computer area, and its horrible horrible mess

Sunday, October 12, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 34

Forgot to post this one last night, Quadrant C7

Saturday, October 11, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 33

Quadrant C8 complete

The woods will look alot better once I add in the fog and scenery

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 32

Next update, Quadrant B8

Lots of trees, a change in elevation (damn!) and the location of a chest. Fun times

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrant update 31

First update of the day, B7 is complete

Current plan is, finish up the woods, then move on to modeling enemy characters found on the beach and the woods, before moving on to the swamp

Friday, October 10, 2008


Sorry, super busy, so no update tonight, expect lots tomarrow

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrant update 30

Quadrant A7 is complete

God, these quadrants seem so empty without enemy characters, speaking of which, I should probably start modeling some, eh?

Monday, October 6, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 29

Quadrant A8 is done

I decided to hold off on the fog until the entire forest is complete

Sunday, October 5, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 28

Quadrant A9 is complete!

Welcome to the Mysterious Woods, the third major area our hero visits on his quest.

I'm not sure how much I like that fog, I may go back and completely change it

3d Links Awakening Major Update 2

As of 6:18 am Sunday October 5th Toronbo Shores is complete! Which means in just over a month two of the nineteen major areas have been completed!

Quadrant E15, only major interest here is that this area contains a monkey that throws coconuts and bombs at you.

Quadrant E16, a seemingly empty cave awaits you here, what secrets does it hold?

Quadrant F15, this area serves as an entrance to Martha's Bay

Quadrant F16, this secluded part of the beach is Marin's favorite place to visit

The whole of Koholint Island as far, we will be heading North into the Mysterious Woods next!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 27

Quadrant D16 is complete

Yay, hardly anything here.

I'm going to try and get the last four quadrants done within the next 24 hours

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 26

Quadrant D14 is complete!

Here we have the Tail Cave, location of the games first dungeon!

Man, the beach is almost done, we will be heading into the forest next!

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 25

Quadrant D15 is done

Too tired to come up with a meaningful description, I'll put one up in the morning

Friday, October 3, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 24

First update of the night, C16 is complete!

This is where we find the Worn Sword, washed up on the beach, and if I remember correctly, this is also the first place we see meet Kaepora Gaebora

Once again, cliffs come back to taunt me! If you take a look at C15 you will notice that it only has a minor elevation change, unfortunately C16 has a more drastic elevation change, so I had to go back and fix it. I really hate cliffs.

Oh hey, only seven quadrants left!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

3Ds Link's Awakening Quadrent update 23

Quadrant B16 is complete!

I was intending to do the Tail Cave tonight, but I ended up being busier then expected and decided to do a quadrant that didn't need any new models