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Offline Malkav

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Re: Tesserra charging money for his "megamod"
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 09:49:56 AM »
He is that broke, he decides he may try make money from Bloodlines a dead and buried game with no viable market *Rolls Eyes*
Probably his real name is Adam, and we can meet him at the Giovanni mansion. :rofl:

Btw, you have a cool avatar.
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Re: Tesserra charging money for his "megamod"
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2011, 10:27:45 AM »
Where did he include commercial tracks? What songs were they?

According to the readme of his "Club Music" mod which is included in the TPG these are: "Scentless Apprentice" by Nirvana, "I'll Stand By You" by the Pretenders, "It's My Life (And I'll Do What I Want)" by Wendy O. Williams, "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots, "Rock Is Dead" by Marilyn Manson and "Girls, Girls, Girls" by Motley Crue.

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Poor compression? Can you provide more explanation on this?

No, I can't. But fact is that his TPG RAR archive is about 455 MB in size, which includes about 100 MB uncompressed extra material, while my UP is only about 270 MB in size including about 50 MB extras. So there is about 100 MB more stuff even in his patch which is supposed to be more basic than mine. Either he uses really bad compression or he blew it up in another way by useless files or more textures of his.

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Really? Like what?

Like his latest hot-fix that fixes a lot of conversations. That fix was in the UP for years!

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What promises did he not deliver on?

He hasn't delivered anything yet, but he promises new levels and as far as I know, this just isn't possible with Bloodlines, which is one of the main reasons why guys try to remake Bloodlines with Source and the UDK...

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Re: Tesserra charging money for his "megamod"
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2011, 11:21:51 AM »
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Poor compression? Can you provide more explanation on this?

No, I can't. But fact is that his TPG RAR archive is about 455 MB in size, which includes about 100 MB uncompressed extra material, while my UP is only about 270 MB in size including about 50 MB extras. So there is about 100 MB more stuff even in his patch which is supposed to be more basic than mine. Either he uses really bad compression or he blew it up in another way by useless files or more textures of his.
He uses a low-level of compression.

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Re: Tesserra charging money for his "megamod"
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2011, 01:05:11 PM »
He uses a low-level of compression.

I just looked into this a little bit deeper and I don't think the RAR compression is the problem. What blows the TPG out of proportion is that it includes the Acrobat Reader in six languages which adds uncompressed 200 MB! Now I can't shake the suspicion that he did this to beat my patch in size, the same as he did a long time ago jumping from 4.05 to 5.04 to beat it in version number. Which is rather strange, because people will probably wonder why a pure bug fixes patch would end up much bigger than a patch offering additional content...
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Re: Tesserra charging money for his "megamod"
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2011, 05:25:33 PM »
First you say:
Also his current patch is delivered with poor compression thus being already twice the size of mine.

Then you say:
I just looked into this a little bit deeper and I don't think the RAR compression is the problem. What blows the TPG out of proportion is that it includes the Acrobat Reader in six languages which adds uncompressed 200 MB!

I thinks you was wrong the first time.

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Re: Tesserra charging money for his "megamod"
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2011, 09:57:28 AM »
I thinks you was wrong the first time.

I agree, it was the only logical reason I could come up with. I would never have thought he would include 200 MB of Bloodlines unrelated stuff. Which is only needed for the pdf of the manual, which anyone with a legal copy of the game should have anyway. Maybe this is somehow still connected to his rant on the Steam forums to spread a pirated version of Bloodlines.

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Re: Tesserra charging money for his "megamod"
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2011, 01:30:04 AM »
Probably his real name is Adam, and we can meet him at the Giovanni mansion. :rofl:

Btw, you have a cool avatar.

HeHe and TY.

I love the cat with headphones. It's so cute :)
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