As is tradition, we finished streaming F.E.A.R. so now I’m posting about it. We even showed off a little bit of the fan-run multiplayer servers for the original game. So between this game finishing, and the earlier runs of F.E.A.R. 2 and F.3.A.R., we’re done. We’ve completed the franchise. There’s no more F.E.A.R. to be played. It’s nice to close out a franchise, even if we did play it backwards. Nothing wrong with that, though. We saved the best for last. Except for the part where we played the expansions that are just kind of mediocre beyond a few of the new weapons being pretty neat. Love me my brick laser.
So if you’re looking forward to checking out the F.E.A.R. streams, just head on over to the category page and start spinning them up. They’re all on PeerTube, so you get to enjoy our locally hosted, homegrown streams there.
Anyway, we’re playing Turok now. It’s going to be a chill time for another weekend or so of that before we pick the next proper game.
And speaking of PeerTube, I’ve got the live streaming working so if you’re wanting to just get my streams direct from the source, that’s now an option. I still need to get it properly embedded into the site here so it’s easier for you all to choose to watch it that way if you want. Basically I have to write a WordPress plugin to allow for embedding and swapping between the Twitch and PeerTube streams, and then maybe I’ll work on getting another nice chat embed going.
Lots of stuff to work on as always, but we’ll eventually get to the point where this site is totally cool again. Wait, no. It’s totally cool now. Yeah, that’s it.
Thanks as always everyone.
Basically, I’ve done another very kuoushi thing and created my own PeerTube instance, which basically functions as a self-hosted YouTube. This means I’m going to go back through the archive and get all of it on there so I can fully ignore YouTube. Of course that means I’m using my own bandwidth to host videos with whatever downtimes come with that, but that’s okay. I like being the equivalent of an internet hermit up in the backwoods just doing my own thing. Plus, PeerTube allows…live streaming? I’m still getting that working, but apparently I can potentially even cut out Twitch. Not that I should, but it’ll be nice to offer an alternative stream for people who don’t want to deal with the ads or anything.
As far as what is currently on PeerTube? I’ve put the current set of F.E.A.R. streams on there if you’d like to test that out. It’s not as feature-rich as YouTube, but I can offer chapters for highlights, plus full resolution/240p transcodes in case someone doesn’t have decent enough bandwidth to stream well. It honestly seems like a really good solution for my little site so I don’t have to rely on external services.
Oh, and another fun feature of PeerTube, it’s federated with ActivityPub. Got yourself a Mastodon account? Go ahead and follow @kuoushi_stream to get updates whenever streams go live or new archives get published. You can, of course, just follow @kuoushi for that as well, but now you’ve got another way to follow me. All sorts of options to follow the cool kuoushi.
And a quick note on streams? We’re going to likely finish up F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate next week and start a new game. What game will it be? Who knows. I certainly won’t post about it until I post about being done with F.E.A.R. because I suck at promoting myself. Maybe that’s normal.
That’s all for now, thanks as always.
Been doing a bit more work around the site and streams now that I have a bit more time to work on these things. We’ll be a real website with real streams and features soon enough. Because, you know, we aren’t yet for some reason?
So anyway, first up, I’ve set up a new status page to help visualize when the site is down. Check it out over at http://status.kuoushi.com, and you’ll see all of my cool recent downtimes. One of the unfortunate parts about self-hosting is that downtimes are a thing that’ll happen fairly frequently. Doing my best to minimize them, but if my router glitches while I’m asleep or out of the house, the site will just have to be down until I get home. It’s cheaper and easier for me to host everything here though, considering how much I’ve got going on. So, just bookmark or check the status page if you can’t load the site. Maybe I’ll add a thing to the status checker to see if my bot’s online too.
Next new thing I added is highlights. You know, like a normal streamer who actually highlights their own streams with clips and cool things that happened during the stream. This is a recent development so it’s not like these are covering the entire span of over a decade of streams or anything, but maybe I’ll work on that some day. But anyway, check out all the cool highlights from stuff like Trespasser and the final days of Homefront: The Revolution here, assuming you didn’t watch the streams themselves like some kind of bad viewer who spends their time doing things more important than hanging out with your old pal kuoushi.
That’s it for now. Thanks as always.