Last Resort Mod Blog

Domain Name Renewal - November 20, 2014

I just renewed the website domain name for another year.  I haven't given up yet on this project and hope to do some more work on it this winter.

Once again much thanks to Haystakk for hosting this website for free.  He may no longer play Swat 3 but he has always been a huge fan of it.

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Blame Grand Theft Auto Five - October 4, 2014

Okay, I admit that I really haven't touched the Last Resort mod in about a year but Grand Theft Auto 5 is to blame.  Rockstar shouldn't make such fun games.

My real life work is starting to slow down for the fall so hopefully I can find the free time to release a new version of the mod or at least work on the hires version of the Import Store map.

Below are the last screen caps showing some of the new buildings added beside and across the street from the Import store.    This is still a work in progress and the texturing, geometry and the lighting still need a lot of refinement.

 

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Texture Comparison - November 5, 2013

Below is new texture that I made a week ago that is a good example of what can be done to improve Swat 3 using the Last Resort Mod

This screenshot shows what the original Swat 3 texture looks like compared to new higher resolution version.

I am working on a new version of the mod that will include some texture improvements (this will be an on going process)

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Busy With Work - September 29th, 2013

It has been an extremely busy year for me with real life work.

This season I worked a lot on various Canadian TV shows: The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries, Satisfaction, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, and worked on a TV movie with Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames.

I am looking forward to some free time this fall/winter. I haven't been able to do anything "creative" on the computer in a while.

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Spring already? - April 12, 2013

Holy crap time flies. I can't believe it is April already and I don't have a release of the mod out.

I work in the film and tv industry here in Canada and the winter is our slow period. With less work also comes a lot of free time but that also brings a lot of stress about money. When I am stressed about money it is very difficult to even think about working on a hobby like making mods for a very old game.

In addition to the money worries, I am not sure how many people even care about Swat 3 or this mod.

This mod is just a fun thing that I like to play with every once and a while but ultimately it is pretty useless if there is zero audience for it. I haven't given up on it yet but I am certainly discouraged lately.

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Texture Replacement - Dec 07, 2012

Here is a screenshot of a texture replacement I just did for the Last Resort mod. This is from Mission C (the California Security Bank mission).

The top texture is the original Sierra made texture but enlarged for comparison. As you can see it is a blurry mess in your browser and in game.

The very bottom one is a new one I re-created in Photoshop from scratch. Pretty close to the original and not all fuzzy.

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