User:Klow

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Dr. Breen's Private Reserve... of urine!
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I'M CURRENTLY ON AN INDEFINITE BREAK FROM THE WIKI. FOR ANY URGENT PROBLEM, CONTACT THESE GUYS. IF YOU HAVE TIME, I STILL EDIT OCCASIONALLY SO I'LL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP.

"Good luck out there, buddies. You're gonna need it."
Barney Calhoun to Combine OverWiki's administration[src]

Oh hai! Any questions? Views? Ideas? Suggestions? Bashing? Feel free to leave a message on my talk page! And keep cool, this is just a wiki.

Contents

About me

Anything written here relies on my personal views only, and is not to be taken as part of the wiki's official views or policies.

My real name is Quentin, I'm a Belgian born in 1983 and living in Louvain-la-Neuve, in the French-speaking part of Belgium. I currently work as a clerk at the Fnac in my town, where I sell DVDs and CDs. Despite the look of my work here, I'm more into movies than video games. I joined the wiki in September 2008, making me the oldest active user... and its toughest caretaker.

Misc.

Alyx crying over the bad edits that still need to be fixed, and the others that keep coming. Gordon is pretty helpless since he can't talk. (This was made by Makani, who after making some nice TF2/HL2 fanart ended up with her Announcer design being chosen as canon, and was commissioned the TF2 comic Loose Canon)
  • Feel free to add me on Steam. I tend to accept every friend (but not group) invite, but I tend to cleanup my friend list from time to time when I don't remember who's who. So if at some point you notice I removed you, that's because we never chatted and thus I don't remember who you are. Don't be offended!

Stuff I made

I fixed many articles and created lots of templates (including most of the userboxes) and categories and added/improved countless images (such as the Raising the Bar cover or the Episode Two poster remade from scratch) ; it would be impossible and pointless to mention them all here. I also created the current and some of the previous Combine OverWiki logos, as well as (in the past) the other general layout, main page and skin customizations. Today other users took over the layout and skin issues.

Graphical-wise, I also made the following for other wikis: the Counter-Strike Wiki logo (now changed), the old logo for the obsolete Team Fortress Wiki (the proper one can be found here), the Thief Wiki logo (slightly rearranged since then), the Mirror's Edge Wiki logo, the old logo for the dead Cloverpedia, the Saint Seiya Wiki logo and skin, and the Spiroupédia logo and skin.

Articles

Here's the huge list of articles I created since September 2008, the most recent first. Many have been merged since their creation.

Logos

SVG Half-Life logos

These logos are all based on logos featured in the HL/P universe (except for the "Other" section). I created them all from scratch, except for the City 17 logos that are based on the original Missing Information one. Anyone who'd like a custom wallpaper based on these, feel free to ask.

GoldSrc era
Half-Life
Opposing Force
Blue Shift
Decay
Source era
Half-Life 2 (pre-release)
Half-Life 2 (retail)
Episode One
Episode Two
Episode Three
Portal
Portal 2
Other

SVG article logos

Main Page logos

Each time based on existing images used on the wiki.

Other images

These include low-res images I partially or completely remade from scratch using better sources.

Acknowledgments

Alyx vort kiss.jpg

I would like to thank the following:

Valve

Gamers

Some have left, some stuck around... C'est la vie.

  • YabbaMyIcing, the dedicated "reverter-in-chief".
  • Darkman 4 for his tremendous contribution to the weapons category, among others.
  • MattDienhoff for his professionalism.
  • Erickos for the boring task of adding the infobox to all game and mod articles.
  • Donovan-j-charlie for his Half-Life and expansions screenshots.
  • Mega Sean 45 for leaving us alone forever.
  • ШЛЫК for his deep knowledge of the leak, as well as his Russia-related knowledge, his hi-res Raising the Bar scans, and other relevant info I added here. And also, "BMS is out" now. And I'm the one who told you. PWND!
  • HGrunt for his deep knowledge of the leak, neat fixed maps, and many leak screenshots.
  • Flat Zeus for his fixed brushes, maps and other nice stuff.
  • BetaMaster for the HQ Missing Information logo.
  • Halo-343 for his tremendous contribution to the cleanup project.
  • Bramblepath for keeping things afloat during my 2010-2011 absence, and most of all for overseeing our move from Wikia from beginning to end. None of this would have been possible without him!
  • ScarT for other miscellaneous facts about the leak, as well as many tweaks to make the broken Source SDK work.
  • Mλlkin for further Raising the Bar scans.
  • Vic for his support and friendship through Lambda Generation.
  • Phillip for his support and friendship through Planet Phillip.

External links

  • (en) (fr) Klow.tv - my personal website


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Work in progress

This section is devoted to my WIP stuff and things yet to do. If you want to help me in one or more tasks, feel free to pick an item in the list below. Don't pick one you don't quite understand, of course, and let me know when you have cleared a task or are planning anything. Please note that there may be obsolete stuff.

Links

These are links to different things, here for different reasons. Just ask me what it is about and how you could help me with what to do with them.

Reflist

Pics

WhatLinksHere

Redirected pages. To check when the cache has refreshed.

Misc.

Things to do

General fixing

  • Weapon brands issue
  • Wrong Sector E sections
  • Make uniform the attack terms in infoboxes according to the prima guides
  • Expand DYK (Ted, those from the FB contest, etc.)
  • "To do" stuff in some talk pages
  • Too many irrelevant characters should be in lists instead of separate articles
  • Merge Laszlo and Tobias
  • Walkthrough page with explanation why we don't have any + links
  • Add "pro" Steam links in game infoboxes
  • Split TS9?
  • YouTube links to our channel as much as possible
  • Rebuild the hospital and victory mine articles
  • Half-Life PlayStation 2 instruction manual ref issue
  • Rewrite Gordon's model part in his page
  • Standardize the "entity" field in the brush articles
  • Check canonicity of Gordon's BG
  • Game categories are incomplete in many articles
  • Flare Gun/Alyx/HEV Suit issue/IA Latham
  • Update Conscripts#The sniper episode and Animal with correct facts
  • Update and rewrite the early HL2 storyline article, separate in the chapters all the development era ideas, and put a small gallery for each chapter
  • Get Half-Life Prima Guide and Half-Life: Opposing Force Prima Guide
  • Format the soundtrack articles in tables
  • Standardize the attack points in the enemy infoboxes

Articles to create

I'm sure for some, unsure for others. Feel free to discuss it on my talk page.

  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Drill Instructor
  • Omega Satellite and cut Decay missions
  • Bendy
  • Gray Horsfield[1]
  • ALL Lambda caches + pics like I did for the G-Man
  • Robotic Associate
  • Guido and Benny issues, and Shotgun scientist, List of Hospital patients (sounds stupid :/), List of minor Resistance members, have proper redirects
  • Cyril and Fred (cut from Ep2) (see Source Particle Benchmark)
  • Vienna hobos (HL2 test)
  • Portal: No Escape
  • The File:Aperture diorama1.jpg / File:Aperture diorama2.jpg car
  • Robot kids
  • Robot prowler
  • Transhuman
  • HUD
  • Lambda locations
  • Canal Dam
  • Freeman's Mind
  • Hivehand Hornet
  • Seattle
  • Gene Worm cannon
  • That Long Train Ride
  • Tenement buildings
  • Aperture Science Red Phone
  • Sierra
  • EA
  • E3
  • Car battery station?
  • Only real Combine outpost along the Coast?
  • Gasbag
  • Prima guides?
  • Orange box ost
  • Rebel projector at the start of ep1
  • Game packs
    • The Black Box
    • Half-Life 1 Anthology
    • Half-Life Complete
    • Half-Life: Adrenaline Pack
    • Source Multiplayer Pack
    • Valve Complete Pack
    • Half-Life: Platinum Collection
    • Half-Life - Game of the Year Edition (?)
    • Half-Life 2 - Game of the Year Edition (?)
    • Half-Life - PS2 edition (?)

Facts

Images

  • GoldSrc end messages
  • Official Steam profile backgrounds
  • "Buildingset" textures from the leak and composite of leak facades
  • Barney model with ihvtest textures from the leak
  • Skyboxes
  • PETI item images
  • Leak coast maps
  • Bug at File:Science innovators vert metalblue.svg?
  • More infobox composite images for the locations
  • Scanner kamikaze
  • Shield scanner / strider teamwork
  • Gabe + Scanner piñata
  • Dreamcast models
  • add the remaining HL1 era HUD icons (pickup icons) + color fix
  • Gordon in Stalker (got em, need to upload)
  • All relevant Aperture models (mostly furniture, PCs, etc)
  • All test signs, including achievements and santa
  • Gordon hammer and 3rd person models
  • Add the missing viewmodels (OP, BS and D)
  • More pics from the e3 vids
  • The many logos seen at the start of test chambers + a table
  • Add wasted ammo models
  • A core being destroyed
  • Damage icons
  • Finish replacing the boring infobox character pics by better ones (Dog, Grigori, Odessa, Simmons, Walter)
  • http://www.hl-inside.ru/gallery/portal-trailer/?page=2
  • http://www.hl-inside.ru/gallery/aftermath-trailer/ (HD??)
  • http://www.hl-inside.ru/gallery/episode2-trailer/?page=25
  • Old alyx models + fixed textures one + explanation
  • Steam on mac pics (1, 2)
  • Alyx gallery captions + add the ones not included yet
  • Outlands gallery captions
  • focus emitter, crate (bs), trains/trams BM logos
  • Have a SDK model pic for each character model when possible
  • muscle car HUD icon: where is it??
  • more Episode Two trailer pics
  • HL2DM maps
  • d1 under
  • d1 sewer
  • other hl2dm sprays
  • mossman in the wf screens
  • proto church
  • depot inside
  • depot outside
  • wasteland depot
  • rail engine brushes
  • e3_strider park
  • leak sniper map
  • leak models: gman, eli, mossman, drop, gunship, kleiner (+ hl2), barney
  • A Strider impaling
  • Elites in NP
  • leak coast tunnel different
  • the remaining aperture props
  • Barney sans equipment.jpg orig
  • more EMP Tool in Ep1
  • More, if not all endgame messages
  • APC firing rockets
  • eli leg
  • citadelfarnode.mdl
  • np cellblock logos
  • long bridge beta
  • Add more pics of City 17, Canals, Citadel, Ravenholm
  • Add pics of the ongoing Nexus battle outside
  • eliden
  • black mesa cut posters
  • full rebel outfits
  • old posters comparison
  • wasteland_railbridge
  • alyx + eli depot (we have not a single pic of that part)
  • Hunter-Chopper fights in the canals
  • subt
  • trainstation in ep1_citadel_03
  • separate brush images of the two BMRF monorails
  • Victory Mine: ep2_outland_03
  • add the gnome to aps.com page

Templates

  • The faction template terms are not appropriate for all factions
  • Reestablish the captions in the infobox images
  • "Dismiss" position issue (fixed?)
  • Quad battle infobox width issue
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