Livestreaming Zelda: Ocarina of Time with HD textures
Right now, come and join. Grabbing the Ice Arrows and then taking on Ganon’s Tower.
And upon completion, I might just jump straight into Majora’s Mask.
On a whim, I decided to change the shield in Zelda: Twilight Princess.
The resolution was upped from 128x128 to 512x512, which is perfectly suitable given the size of the object.
The frame of the shield was left untouched, I don’t really know how to do a decent worn metal look.
So it’s just the Triforce, Loftwing and blue background.
Basically, it’s closer to what you see in Skyward Sword.
The funny thing about a 3D Zelda game is that you spend quite a lot of your time looking at the shield on Link’s back, so it’s a simple change with a big impact.
Last night I had 3 friends over for our monthly pizza and gaming get together.
ie, Mario Kart 64 Night.
This time, however, I streamed the whole thing on my Twitch channel and this is the result.
I apologise for the rough editing, or rather the basic lack of editing at all.
This is a championship across every track in the game.
1st = 3 points
2nd = 2 points
3rd = 1 point
4th = 0 points
Despite a promising start for moi, things quickly turned dark, with the video featuring some of my/Toad’s greatest misfortunes in my history of Mario Kart.
The first of three variations on the Hyrule Overworld theme present in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS.
This is used during the games opening, before Link gains use of a sword and when Hyrule is still seemingly at peace.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Livestream
Yes, tonight I’m going to launch my first public livestream.
From the beginning and seeing how far we get before I lose my mojo. :P
Starts at 9PM GMT (4PM EST).
I’ll try to be interesting, talking about my personal history of Zelda, the N64, etc. You’ll learn a bit more about me, and maybe some things about the games development history.
After all, Ocarina of Time was the first Zelda game I actually owned myself.
Link (no pun intended) to follow!
On a day where Youtube will be dominated by Xbox One unboxing videos, I instead take a very quick look at the contents of the CE version of the game which in the UK is exclusive to GAME.
Sorry for the poor lighting and sound quality, this was done a bit ad hoc for the sake of the chest.
Natural light is at a real premium at this time of year in the UK!
Royal Navy Phantom FG.1 (F-4K) in FS9.
Model is by the defunct Alphasim and depicts XT872 of 892 Naval Air Squadron.
During a time when the RN’s allocation of Phantoms was cut again and again, along with the scrapping of the UK’s planned new super carrier and upgrades of the existing HMS Eagle, the squadron adopted the Ω symbol as they suspected they would be the last Royal Navy fixed wing Squadron.
Ultimately, this was not quite the case. Whilst disbanded in 1978, the RN would regain a fixed wing aircraft in the form of the Sea Harrier FRS.1
The Omega symbol would return in 2004, worn by the Sea Harrier FA.2s of 801 Naval Air Squadron after the other Sea Harrier squadron, 800 NAS, was disbanded.
The disbandment of 801 NAS and the Sea Harrier FA.2 in 2006 marked the end of any all-British fixed wing fighter aircraft in service with the British military.
The British Phantoms were completely re-engined with Rolls-Royce Spey turbofans instead of the GE turbojets used on by all other operators.
The Speys were physically larger, so required extensive modification to the aircraft.
These engines provided a 20% increase in thrust and extra bleed-air for the Phantoms boundary layer control system, reducing the landing speed.
Both critical factors for operating from the UK’s smaller aircraft carriers.
The more fuel efficient turbofans also increased range by around 10% along with increased acceleration and rate of climb.
The price for all this was a reduced top speed (1,386mph vs 1,472mph)
Some pics from the opening of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
The PC version of course, recently released a startling 3 years after its console incarnation.
The sequel isn’t far off.
Finally, just some photos of things.
I finally figured out how to use my cameras built in HDR settings, but the results haven’t actually been that good IMO.
Generally it just produced a washed out look, but some came out ok.
More photos from the beach. The mouth of the River Tyne is used as a visual marker for the approach onto runway 25 at Newcastle Intl, so you’ll see lots of aircraft descending between 3000/4000ft.
Of course, my camera isn’t really suited for such things, but still, here’s some pics anyway.
Somewhat less expected was the arrival of an RAF Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter as we were walking back to the car.
I had spotted a Royal National Lifeboat leaving the mouth of the river and heading out to sea about 10 minutes before this showed up, so I have to imagine there was a emergency.
It’s also Remembrance Sunday in the UK today.
Thus a photo of my poppy badge that I wear year round and the Merchant Navy Memorial statue outside the Customs House (theatre)