1. Post #401
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    July 2005
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    I can answer that one. NCF files have low-compress system, which means game/engine can load files faster.
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  2. Post #402
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    June 2008
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    Hybrid 4F posted:
    I can answer that one. NCF files have low-compress system, which means game/engine can load files faster.
    What about the common folder? ;)
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  3. Post #403
    oh shit, it really says i payed 10.00. Im so fucked. im crying. we are gonna be poor.
    DogGunn's Avatar
    April 2005
    10,888 Posts
    I know this is a bump, but the replies from Gabe always make me laugh. Anyone got more emails from him?
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  4. Post #404
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    June 2008
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    yeah i want more too! they are so awesome...
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  5. Post #405
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    May 2007
    1,819 Posts
    My email:

    I posted:
    Dear Mr. Newell,

    I just thought I would take the time to thank you for making that historic deal with one Garry Newman, turning him into a millionaire, 5 bucks at a time. Just think-- if the man had to WORK for his money (other than coding, of course), we might never see an update again! So thanks for making my hero a millionaire. Also, do you play Garry's Mod from time to time? If so, what do you like to do most?

    Thanks for reading,
    **Like hell I'd give you my name, FP**
    I got this back from Erik Johnson:

    "Erik Johnson posted:
    Thanks for the mail *my name goes here,*


    There isn’t a lot of credit we can share for what Garry has done with, we just offered to put it in front of a bunch of people for him. He’s been really smart with how he builds a community around his game, and he’s been rewarded for it. I think you’d be surprised my how much work (and stress) goes into doing what Garry does.


    Erik
    This is from a couple months back.
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  6. Post #406
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    June 2008
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    Not much of a fan of Halo or Red vs Blue but that Caboose guy is hilarious
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  7. Post #407
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    April 2008
    61 Posts
    My email:



    I got this back from Erik Johnson:



    This is from a couple months back.
    Jonathan's your name
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  8. Post #408
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    June 2007
    10,139 Posts
    Not much of a fan of Halo or Red vs Blue but that Caboose guy is hilarious
    Bleep bloop!
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  9. Post #409
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    February 2006
    341 Posts
    it's copying the 360's achievement system practicly they renamed it as a trophy system
    The 360 didn't invent trophys.
    Also why is it a bad thing that more gamers can have some extra fun?

    I hate fanboys.
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  10. Post #410
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    March 2008
    88 Posts
    I sent Gabe an email pointing out the similarity between the Combine soldier's design and the Panzer Cops from Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, and asking if there are any other influences on HL2 that people may not catch at first glance. Will screenshot and post reply when it comes.

    I guess Valve just made their achievement system blindly and hoped nobody else had a similar idea.
    Valve put achievements in the PC versions of TOB and L4D so they could keep them roughly the same as the 360 versions, from what I can tell. I may have to ask GabeN about that.
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  11. Post #411
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    January 2009
    169 Posts
    Heres mine

    Hey Gabe, this is *name here*, a LONG time fan of VAVLe and all of the games you make.
    This might sound like a letter to santa (or satan, whichever) but
    Do you like the alienware computers, or would it be better for me to just build my own.
    Gabe Newell posted:
    I build my own and also have some Alienware computers for my personal use (most recently an M17 laptop). I've been quite happy with the Alienware systems.

    I think the most iinteresting decision is how to manage your uprade cycles (I think I should buy slightly less bleeding edge and upgrade more often than I do).
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  12. Post #412
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    January 2009
    332 Posts
    I'm surprised he uses Alienware, at all.
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  13. Post #413
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    January 2009
    169 Posts
    I'm surprised he uses Alienware, at all.
    Thats what I thought, I thought he would be building his computers, or at least having people build them for him, not getting Alienware.
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  14. Post #414
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    February 2005
    28,271 Posts
    Gabe is being paid by Alienware.
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  15. Post #415
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    August 2009
    973 Posts
    He'd actually start orbiting his enormous belly.
    Quit delaying it. I want to play EP3.
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  16. Post #416
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    May 2008
    305 Posts
    Quit delaying it. I want to play EP3.
    -snip-
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  17. Post #417
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    June 2009
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  18. Post #418
    :^)
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    May 2009
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    Heh.
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  19. Post #419
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    Hehe.
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  20. Post #420
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    October 2006
    5,380 Posts
    I emailed him saying "Happy Birthday Gabe!"
    His reply was "Thanks"



    :3:
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  21. Post #421
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    June 2007
    1,836 Posts
    I emailed him saying "Happy Birthday Gabe!"
    His reply was "Thanks"



    :3:
    Is it his birthday?
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  22. Post #422
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    June 2005
    7,648 Posts
    I always send Gabe e-mails and never get anything back.
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  23. Post #423
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    October 2006
    5,380 Posts
    Is it his birthday?
    It was at either 3rd or 2nd November
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  24. Post #424
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    November 2007
    8,330 Posts
    Hey this thread is back and gabe apparently doesn't read your shit

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  25. Post #425
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    February 2009
    1,605 Posts
    I sent an email to Gabe doing that order of release thing. Described in depth why I thought that way and I got a thanks. Best thanks I ever got. :D
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  26. Post #426
    Positive energy is space expanding, negative energy is space contracting. Or reverse?
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  27. Post #427
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    May 2008
    1,226 Posts
    Hey this thread is back and gabe apparently doesn't read your shit

    All he did was read the start, and end of your paragraph. It's a reading skill.
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  28. Post #428
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    November 2007
    8,330 Posts
    All he did was read the start, and end of your paragraph. It's a reading skill.
    I understand that TF and L4D provide countless hours of entertainment unmatched by any Americas begs you?
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  29. Post #429
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    November 2005
    11,747 Posts
    I understand that TF and L4D provide countless hours of entertainment unmatched by any Americas begs you?
    Thanks.
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  30. Post #430
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    March 2008
    398 Posts
    I understand that TF and L4D provide countless hours of entertainment unmatched by any Americas begs you?
    No, more like
    Dear Mr. Newell, thank you.
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  31. Post #431
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    June 2008
    3,703 Posts
    Nice to see this thread has gotten a bit more steam...

    get it? steam? hehe... :(
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  32. Post #432
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    October 2005
    7,160 Posts
    lol 19th bday
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  33. Post #433
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    March 2008
    7,680 Posts
    I just noticed the "This email is also an application for the Art Director position in Half-Life 2 Episode 3".
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  34. Post #434
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    February 2008
    1,894 Posts
    lol 19th bday
    It actually says 'My 1st birthday'.

    Way to be a blind babbler.
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  35. Post #435
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    July 2005
    1,448 Posts
    I fucking laughed.
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  36. Post #436
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    July 2007
    1,402 Posts
    Yeah I just got a reply from Chet.

    Just a few minutes...
    http://www.costumekingdom.com/p-1393...ard-black.aspx
    ________________________________________
    From: David
    Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2009 12:25 PM
    To: Chet Faliszek
    Subject: Your Beard

    Hey Chet,
    How long did it take take you to grow that beard?
    Cheers,
    - David
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  37. Post #437
    oh shit, it really says i payed 10.00. Im so fucked. im crying. we are gonna be poor.
    DogGunn's Avatar
    April 2005
    10,888 Posts
    So how did that art application go? ;)
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  38. Post #438
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    April 2007
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  39. Post #439
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    August 2009
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    I laughed hard
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  40. Post #440
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    June 2008
    3,703 Posts
    Nice bump, mate.
    Why hasn't this been moved to the valve section?
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