I have three favourite game series. The Elder Scrolls series, the Civilization series and the Grand Theft Auto series. These three; I’ve been following them from the start (OK, from Daggerfall with ES) and none of the instalments have ever been a disappointment (Civ 5 at launch, yeah, but now, it’s really good!). The last time we had a new instalment for any of these three, was in 2011 with Skyrim. That is why tomorrow is such a big day, for me and for a major part of the PC gaming world, because it’s the release date for Grand Theft Auto V on PC.
It’s pre-loaded and ready to go! I might disappear off the face of the Earth for a couple of days, so don’t think I’m gone completely. I’ll be in Los Santos crashing cars.
A simple retexture can make a world of difference. I applied some not-so-rough wooden textures to vanilla meshes, and poof, an entirely new environment. Looks much warmer and a damn lot more luxurious.
In other news, I’ve been playing Morrowind for much of this weekend. That old game still gets me going.
Kinda dark in the Crafting Chamber to make a good screenshot, but there’s a forge, enchanter and alchemy station and a sharpening wheel and tanning rack too. Lots of materials and respawning ingredient barrels. Next up, is the treasury. That’s going to be fun to do!
You can’t have an Azura’s Watch-inspired mansion and not have a pool room. This pool room is really just a transition area between two other rooms in the basement, but it’s a bleedin’ nice transition area. It’s not yet done though with detailing.
While Azura is sneaking around the computer screen, demanding attention, I’ll try to publish this update from yesterday. The entrance is taking shape.
After the successful and beyond measure popular release of the Alcoholics Guild 2015 mod yesterday, I’m continuing on with my OTHER secondary project this month, the Azura’s Dawn Mansion. I’ve been designing the Foyer of the house today. I want it to be warm and cosy; not too big and impressive either, but suitably luxorious. I think I managed the coloration of the place pretty well. It’s not at all done yet, but I wanted to show off the ambient light and lighting in this environment.