Interview with HellBaron89, modder in the RTCW scene.
Q. Hi HellBaron89!How are you?
Hello, I’m fine. I love summer season.
Q. Thanks for taking this interview with me.
Thank you too for interesting!
Q. Is there a special meaning behind your nickname? Or just random?
My nickname comes from Doom’s Baron of Hell, one of most iconic monsters of first 3d personal shooter, after Wolf3d..
Q. When did you first discover RTCW (Return To Castle Wolfenstein)?
I discovered RTCW on a pc magazine in december 2001, this time was very special when I bought first home computer, magazines talked about of Quake 3 online scene, Operation Flashpoint, Empire Earth, Ghost Recon, Aliens vs Predator 2 and then previews of Rtcw and Medal of Honor. A great year to me!
Q. Have you played RTCW since it’s release?
Unfortunately not, I played only the SP demo in february 2002. Next, in 2004 a friend left me RTCW pc cd-rom, I remember I played and finished it in a week.
Q. Have you been/are you playing ET aswell?
Yes, only couple times in 56k connection in 2003 (ahah), and was faster enough for play very well.. then I never played again online until 2013 in Quake Live with the skill of Warrior.
Q. Do you other stuff also for RTCW or just modding?
The real life is very busy cause work time, I wished learn GTK Radiant to make very detailed maps (I’m a builder and designer), but I folded in texturing project.
Q. You make everything yourself or are there others to help you with, for example Venom Mod?
Initially Venom Mod was a compilation with some AI tweaks. Now all you can see, especially for new blood, hd fonts, flames, ported models form ET and all new shaders and AI are made by me; Now almost all textures taken from other mods are replaced with new my textures.
Q. What made you to start modding?
The dissatisfaction of missing graphic mods for Rtcw. Saw Quake 3 in action, everyone understands Rtcw too could be better.
Q. What have you released so far for RTCW?
Venom Mod and Clonewar SP map v1.1, the original ones had a bad sky texture, I replaced it and added a little effect, with permission of creator.
Q. Do you also develop something for ET?
I think a multiplayer game don’t need all these graphic changes, players looks for fast gameplay not graphics, but I does lot of thing for WolfMP with Venom Mod.
Q. Have you made any models/prefabs for RTCW and ET? If so, which ones.
Q. Do still play RTCW or ET?
I still play Rtcw.
Q. What is your favourite map(s) in RTCW?
I don’t have a favourite map.
Q. How would you make RTCW better?
I wish the old rendering core of RTCW updated to solve all original bugs, and merge with some realistic solutions made for WolfMP.
Q. How do you see the RTCW and ET scene today?
The scene is getting older XD as players.
Q. Any thought on the new Wolfenstein:The New colossus?
I really don’t like new first personal shooters, included latest Wolfenstein.
Q.A non-related question: Do you play any instruments, if so, what?
Yes, I’am a guitarist and bass player (for hobby), my genre is rock, folk, metal and darkwave music.
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