Been awhile since interview, so time to make a new one with ET Mapper Teuthis mostly know for ET maps like, Teuthonia Final and Siwa Teuthonia.
Q. Thanks Teuthis for taking time for this interview. How are you?
Thanks a lot for inviting me, I’m doing very well.
Q. Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself?
Sure thing. I’m German and will turn 40 this year. I ´m working as a scientist in a leading position at a large Research Institute. I am actually the vice director of this institute. I am married and have a 9 months old son.
Q. How did you come up with the name Teuthis?
The name originates from the giant squid Architeuthis. With his 10 arms he reminded me a bit on myself playing ET. And I love scuba diving and have seen lots of squids and think they are awesome creatures.
Q. Haven’t seen you for a while with mapping. Been busy elsewhere?
Yes, very busy. We recently bought a house and together with my work and the family this keeps me very busy.
Q. Any new maps in the making?
Well, I do have some unfinished projects on my desk. There is an unfinished pirate-style map called Tortuga and also a 3rd teuthonia map (port_Teuthonia).
Q. Teuthonia Final and Siwa Teuthonia were 2 maps out of 3 you had planned and they were all connected togheter somehow? What was the third map?
Correct, the third map is called port_teuthonia. The basic idea behind this trilogy is that the story starts with siwa_teuthonia, in which the allies have to get access into the village of teuthonia. In the second map of this trilogy, teuthonia, the allies have to break into the bank to steal some gold bars (just like in Goldrush). In the third map, port_teuthonia, the allies start the map with owning the gold already and and need to bring the gold to a ship. The map then ends when the gold is loaded on the ship and after the anker has been lifted. So one story going over three maps.
Q. Do you make all maps by yourself or are you in coop with someone?
The three maps I published so far have been done essentially by myself. Of course, I had tons of questions down the line and received great technical help from various TWT members, most notable Acqu, Thunder and Mateos.
We have a little surprise coming up for you this weekend. Here’s a little teaser.
So stay tuned for more news.
Source: ET:Legacy – thru Facebook.
Our next interview with a member from ET Legacy – team, Kemon.
“Enemy Territory: Legacy, an open source project that aims to create a fully compatible client and server for the popular online FPS game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory – whose gameplay is still considered unmatched by many, despite its great age.”
Hi and thanks for having this interview, Kemon!
My pleasure. I have to admit, that I was pleasantly surprised by your interview request, but it’s always nice to see interest in our project.
How did you get involved with ET:Legacy?
To be completely honest I’m not entirely sure anymore, but I’ll try to recap it as best as I can. I started mapping sometime in 2009/2010. After that caught my interest, I somehow ended up with ET:Xreal and started to work on improving the standard maps for them. However, I was still at the beginning of my journey, so I was lacking the proper skills to support them, so I stopped. It must have been around 2013 when I first joined the #etlegacy IRC channel. I don’t really remember how it went from there, but I ended up starting to recreate the game textures to get away from the proprietary license on assets. From there it just kind of happened, I guess.
How is it going with ET:Legacy at the moment?
It may seem exaggerated, but in my opinion development and progress are in a fantastic place right now. I’m not sure whether you follow the development that closely, but the activity page on redmine is looking wonderful. Also, the tasks and features that are being worked on are very promising. I’m convinced that 2017 will be a good year for ET: Legacy.
Is there a lot of stuff to do?
Haha, well if there is one thing we have sufficiently, it’s work. On a more serious note though, all of the current and upcoming issues can be checked on our Roadmap. Simply judging by the raw number of tickets and not their required workload, the next release is currently around 70% ready. You might have heard that in February we hit ticket #1000, which is a rough indicator for the complete workload of this project. However, I think I speak for the whole team when saying that after all this time, the dedication for this project is still high.
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free multiplayer first-person shooter. Set during World War II and heavily focused on team work, it was initially released in 2003 by Splash Damage and id Software. More than a decade after its release, after spending countless hours of escorting tanks and trucks, stealing gold and radar parts and transmitting confidential documents, it was time to dust off the game which consistently refused to go down.
Enemy Territory: Legacy is an open source project based on the code of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory which was released in 2010 under the terms of GPLv3 license. The main goal of this project is to fix bugs, remove old dependencies and make it playable on all major operating systems while still remaining compatible with the ET 2.60b version and as many of its mods as possible. We do appreciate any contribution to the project such as patches, suggestions or comments.
Many thanks to Splash Damage for their release of the source code, raedwulf-et (especially Ralph Eastwood) & Unvanquished for our code base and ioQuake3for their patches (especially /dev/humancontroller). Kudos!
Also thanks to JetBrains for providing licences for their products.
We decided to dive into ET World and interview guys from different resources and gaming communities. And we start with Thunder from The Wolfteam.
Hello Thunder, who are you?
Hello Ray, well I am an 45 year old carpenter.. Yeah who should have belived that J
What are you doing right now?
I am currently working a lot for ETLegacy with 3dmodels, shaders and other assets. And when I find some little time for myself I work on one of the atleast 20 maps I have laying around that never got finished.
How did you get involved in Wolfenstein Enemy Territory multiplayer game?
Just pure luck (or was it?) , I was sniffing around the internet for a game me and a friend could play and have some fun. We wasn’t the biggest fans of CS as it gets a bit boring with ”a bomb has been planted” playing… I actually like the other one better when you rescue hostages. Have a plan somewhat to get this into Etlegacy for the mappers J.
Well back to topic, then I stumbled over a free(!) full(!) game and thought: ha sure.. But there it was and the journey began..