I’m a guy from Germany, and I love to solve puzzles. Furthermore, I’m a programmer, so I especially love computer-related puzzles! This got me into reverse engineering computer games. A few years ago, Driver caught my interest. That’s how I found Driver Madness.
In our modding section, I helped SOAP and Someone972 extract Driver levels and models. Here’s a short video from one of my tools:
Although I’ve been an active member of quite some time, I’ve only ever posted in the modding forum. I was now invited to write about my projects, hence the new thread. I hope you enjoy it!
I’m highly interested in demos and leaks. They’re like a peek behind the scenes! For example, I’ve got my private S.T.A.L.K.E.R. build. You can read technical details about it here – sorry it’s in German, but Google Translate is probably better than me at translating it
Another big project of mine is Ace Combat 3. While Driver was well-explored before I got my hands on it, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. had a huge community around its leaks even long before its release, Ace Combat was hardly explored and my work on it is no re-invention of the wheel. There is an awesome translation of the game’s Japanese version to English (in case you missed it: the English version was cut extremely), but no one ever extracted polygons or even entire levels!
If you want to check out the levels and planes, you can do so at USEA Today – the blog of the aforementioned translation project.
I also write my own flight simulator (though no one has ever seen it ), work on various projects regarding data compression, and help friends with Amiga projects. Oh, and I need to feed my family by working as … you guess it: software developer.
On one hand, that’s so many awesome puzzles to solve! On the other hand, I’m always rushing from project to project, pausing some for as long as years.
I’ll use this thread mainly to talk about my Ace Combat discoveries (because that’s the biggest series of articles I’m currently writing). You’re invited to ask me anything, to discuss retro technology and video game nostalgia, and – of course – ask me to eventually reverse Destruction Derby But due to the reasons I just mentioned, please don’t expect quick answers. I’ll do my best, but sometimes it takes me months to get anything done in the first place!