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LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:00 am
by IskatuMesk
Feel free to comment regarding LP's in this thread. I will update/post here when updates are made to the primary thread, to avoid clutter.
Index Thread

Current Events

Updated December 17th 2019
- Graveyard - Half Life (1 video)

Updated April 28 2019
- Wc3 is now available!

Updated April 7th 2019
- Graveyard - FF14 (4 videos)

Updated March 20 2019
- DMC 5 is now available!

Updated January 2019
- Graveyard - Painkiller (1 video)

Updated December 25 2018
- Graveyard - Divinity:OS2, X-Blades (6 videos total))

Updated September 7 2018
- Space Marine is now available!

Updated July 22 2018
- Kingdom Hearts is now available!

Updated July 13 2018
- Doom 2016 is now available!

Updated August 1 2017
- Dark Souls 3 is now available!

Event Archive
Updated May 24 2017
- Graveyard - Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2017 - 2 segments)

Updated May 16 2017
- Graveyard - Metal Gear Rising (2017 - 2 segments)

Updated January 10 2017
- Diablo 3 is now available!

Updated October 05 2016
- Final Fantasy 6 is now available!

Updated August 22 2016
- Graveyard - Spellforce (2016 - 6 segments)

Updated July 19 2016
- Graveyard - Dragonshard (2013 - 2 segments)

Updated April 14 2016
- Dante's Inferno: The Dabl is a Zerg Smurf is now available!

Updated March 25 2016
- Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is now available!

Updated December 1 2015
- Divinity: Original Sin is now available!

Updated November 4 2015
- Ai Chou Aniki is now available!

Updated October 31 2015
- Alice is now available!

Updated July 29 2015
- Castlevania: Lords of Game Testing THE REVENGE is now available!

Updated July 19 2015
- Dragon's Dogma is now available!

Updated May 09 2015
- Dungeon Keeper 2 is now available!

Updated March 01 2015
- The 7-part Hunted PA compilation with DrSchwa is now available!

Updated February 08 2015
- Castlevania: Lords of Game Testing is now available!
Updated October 14 2014
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now available!
Updated September 30 2014
- Unreal Tournament 3 completed as a PA compilation and is now available!
Updated June 21 2014
- Lord of the Rings: War in the North is now available!
Updated June 9 2014
- Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is now available!
Updated May 31 2014
- Bayonetta is now available!
Updated May 22 2014
- The Last of Us is now available!
Updated April 4 2014
- Metal Slug 1, X, and 3 are now available!
Updated March 21 2014
- God of War Ascension available!
Updated December 15 2013
- Darksiders 2 available!
Updated October 8 2013
- DMC 4 available!
Updated October 4 2013
- Killzone 3 available!
Updated September 26 2013
- The Ball (finally) available! Remember, this is listed in front of GoW due to the chronological recordings.
Updated August 17 2013
- Yoshi's Island available!
Updated June 5 2013
- DMC3 available!
Updated April 12 2013
- Hunted available!
Updated March 21 2013
- hots available!
Updated March 2 2013
- Devil May Cry 2 is available!
Updated Feb 19 2013
- Devil May Cry 1 is available!
- Minor thread cleanup for navigation (yes, I plan to make an index, I just don't know how.)
Updated December 24 2012
- Heavenly Sword is available!
Updated December 19 2012
- Dark Souls is available!
Updated October 30 2012
- Demon's Souls is available!
Updated July 01 2012
- Armies of Exigo is available!
Updated May 15 2012
- God of War 3 is available!
Updated April 27 2012
- Conan is now available! Recommended for masochists only.
- Some minor alterations to the thread.
Updated April 22 2012
- God of War 2 is now available!
- Altered the to-LP list to reflect recent changes.
Updated March 31 2012
- God of War 1 is now available!
December 17 2011
- Alice: Madness Returns is now available!
December 07 2011
- Modified some areas of the thread slightly, including LP considerations.
- Added a AI rant video to Extras.
- Added two HoMM6 games. They currently lack micro encodes due to unexpected encoding issues.
- Edit work begins on Alice and GoW1.
- Dante's Inferno, Killzone 3 and Space Marine abandoned.
October 28 2011
- Updated the LP considerations chunk to reflect modern mindset and changes in circumstances; mostly minor stuff. The most notable change is that I have removed HoTS from my absolutes because I am second guessing if it's even worth the effort of sailing the red sea to LP, much less buy. I think my decision will weigh entirely on how they choose to handle the disaster that is GalaxyEdit.
- Added Mesk Content Extras, which contains Black Sun direct downloads for Main and Micro encodes. Extra large-scale material like Black Sun and anything... much more secretive... will be located here for simplicity.
Sept 06 2011
- The 10-part Supreme Commander 2 LP is now up. I verified it over an unusually short period, so I made it available as a whole set.
- Made the thread a bit easier to read.
July 24 2011
- Earthbound Segment 6 available!
July 18 2011
- Earthbound Segment 5 available!
July 9 2011
- Earthbound Segment 4 available!
June 20 2011
- Earthbound Segment 3 available!
- Viking seg 6 Micro available!
June 03 2011
- Viking Seg 5 Micro edition released.
- Earthbound Segment 2 released.
May 26 2011
- Viking Seg 5+6 now available!
- Viking segment 4 micro encodes also available!
May 23 2011
- Five years. :( May Projekt F honor your memory...
- Sync work begins for Killzone 3.
- Viking segments 5&6 edited and await muxing/uploading/micro encodes.
May 21 2011
- Viking seg 4 available, seg 5 begins editing.
May 13 2011
- Viking seg 3 uploaded and available.
- Viking seg 4 nearly finished editing.
- Earthbound recording completed.
May 09 2011
- Viking seg 2 standard/micro versions now available.
- Editing work begins on Segment 3.
- Recording of Earthbound begins/continues. Segment 1 is encoded and unverified.
May 03 2011
- Recording of Divinity 2 begins.
- Editing for Viking Segment 1 continues. - Uploaded and ready for viewing.
April 26 2011
- Killzone 2 completed upload.
- Plans laid out to begin Earthbound LP.
- Conceptualizing pipeline for editing Viking: Battle for Asgard which is currently 17 or so segments, most of which are quite short.
April 22 2011
- Men of War LP abandoned due to fraps corrupting 5 hours of video.
- C:FW LP encoded but left in state of limbo. Unfinished/ragequit.
- Anomoly Warzone Earth attempted and ragequit about an hour in. May continue later.
- Viking: Battle for Asgard LP started and estimated to be 1/2 finished.
- Killzone segs 1-2 made available.

Website To-Do

- External image host cleansing
- Index banner images (Resources, Podcasts...)
- Sidebar minimal height for small pages (e.g. Podcasts)
- Bring AWP to site in a non-icky way
- Some kind of processing on dota clone lists to make them less stupid to sift through
- Cohesion pass on smaller sections (Castovers, Extras, etc)
- Port galleries to GP (Dev, Hall of Fame, etc.)

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:37 pm
by IskatuMesk
KZ2 seg 1 now available!

Segment 2 scheduled for upload tonight.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:39 am
by IskatuMesk
KZ2 seg 2 is now available!

Seg 3 is scheduled for later today or tomorrow depending how my time with Viking goes. Tonight is FFS but I can be uploading at limited bandwidth during that period. I need to rebalance the segment's audio a bit first.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:37 pm
by IskatuMesk
Seg 3a for Killzone 2 is now available. Recording for Viking: Battle for Asgard is now completed and awaits processing. Seg 4 of KZ2 encoded and awaits editing.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:18 pm
by IskatuMesk
Seg 3b and Seg 4 (final) for Killzone 2 are now available!

As it turns out, Shaw tripled my upload speed (from 100kb/s) and I was able to force it up to 500kb/s during these uploads, so they will come much faster now. As an aside, Shaw is going forward with UBB this summer and they have not changed our caps despite the speed increase.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:42 am
by IskatuMesk
Discovered major sync issues present in both Viking and Killzone 3.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:21 am
by IskatuMesk
I have begun work on manually resyncing Viking but am currently considering recording another LP to fill the huge activity gap that will result from this activity.

Meanwhile, I am making progress on transcoding videos and an app recommended to me by someone can put them into WMV. I can open them and edit them, and most importantly encode with them, in Vegas 10. However, their quality is balls. I am currently trying to figure out how to fix the quality but I am certain this avenue will work one way or another for these videos. Just need to find the right codec and settings.

I discovered that I had a large amount of WoW footage recorded from when I was leveling my warrior that did not make it into other videos. Only a very few parts of the tail end of the recordings made it into the beginning minutes of Fail Crusade 1. This material, Plus Dungeon Siege 1&2, left 4 dead, the first Vindictus recordings, and some other stuff, should be enough for a new XXE once I get this setup working perfectly.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:40 pm
by IskatuMesk
I am having issues with the audio from transcoded videos and vegas 10 not playing the fucking things properly.

2 parts of XXE 4 near completion.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:44 am
by IskatuMesk
With XXE 4 completed and released, attention turns back to Viking. Segment 1 is nearing completion of the first test rendition of its sound segment. If the editing turns out to be successful it will immediately be compiled and uploaded for release.

Recording of Divinity 2 begins.

I backed up C:FW's recording and Warzone's recordings with the intention of finishing them later in the future when I feel better.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:12 pm
by IskatuMesk
Segment 1 of Viking: Battle for Asgard is now available!


I consulted nef and I think I have a good environment set up for Earthbound recording. Not a top priority atm (Divinity 2 is) but I want to get on it fairly soon-ish. Waiting for better mood... if it will come.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:55 pm
by IskatuMesk

Recording of Divinity 2 slowly continues.
Earthbound started.


Upcoming "Micro" encodes;

There are a few viewers who cannot watch the full-size videos because they use laptops or other mobile devices that cannot view the videos properly. Also, I understand the demand for a smaller low-res file in such instances regardless of processing power.

I am working on a pipeline to reasonably quickly produce re-encoded videos of a much smaller scale and filesize than base encodes. These micro encodes will be released after main releases due to the added encode time (they'd be encoded during major downtime). So far I do have one encode of Viking seg 1 I am experimenting with that seems to be working fine. It's less than 1/4 the size of the original and is at 640x360 resolution.

Currently I plan to release Killzone 2 as a single micro encode and other stuff will be handled on a by-project basis. Viking, for example, I plan to have several very large individual segments of around 2-3 hours a piece. Each will get their own micro encodes. These micro encodes will be released like everything else is and will be listed with the main encodes.

Comparison of detail;

Note that Viking's bloom shader does seem to blur a lot of outdoor areas. Make note of the lighting on the floor and the UI elements for best comparisons.

Viking standard encode;
Viking standard micro re-encode;
Viking using HIGHDEF_MEDIUM_ Encode settings from SC2...

/edit 3

I have released the micro version of Viking seg 1. It went from 4.7 gigs to 833 megs. The quality loss is of course quite noticable and it is now 30fps but it should still be quite viewable. I was going to fix the audio desync that is at the very beginning of the video but didn't get around to it. In the future I will consider patching up the audio on those videos but that would entail like 5.5 gigs of bandwidth in uploading just to fix them when it's only a minor problem.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:52 pm
by IskatuMesk
Viking segment 2 standard and micro versions now available!

Recording has begun on Earthbound and is currently at around an estimated 8-10 hours of content. One segment is encoded and not verified. It is about 3:20 hours long and at 400mb in size.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 2:40 am
by IskatuMesk
Earthbound finished.

Though at this time I do not feel up to verifying the entire thing. Actually, I don't feel like doing much of anything. I was hoping this depression would let off for a while, but I guess it's just going to get even worse instead.

I do, however, have Segment 3 and its micro versions of Viking uploaded. I'll get to making those available.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:21 pm
by IskatuMesk
I randomly decided to start recording Dante's Inferno. At about 8 or so hours into the game across 8 or so segments, Audition 1.5 decided it would silently hang in the background and stop doing anything. Upon discovering this and restoring the program I discovered I was missing over a half-hour of audio data. I didn't lose anything like boss battles, just some trash fights and puzzle solving, but I can't restore what I did lose for the simple fact I am using one save.

I am starting to get really, REALLY pissed off with this audio bullshit. I can't trust a single app I have to record this stuff and not fuck it up somehow.

Re: LP Update/Comment Thread

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 8:29 pm
by IskatuMesk
All of Dante's Inferno is recorded. Viking seg 4 is on the ftp but I have been lazy in adding the links. Not sure when I'll get to the micro encode, but these headaches make my current multitasking nearly impossible. Expect seg 4 to be available some time tonight.

I have some sc2 games casted to edit and upload.