Supply engine modder Dave Hunt, higher often called Dav0r on-line, died final week, pals have confirmed. He was 35 years outdated.
Dav0r, who described himself as a “informal 2D/3D artist,” wasn’t extensively identified amongst PC players, however you’ve got seemingly seen or used considered one of his creations: the mannequin for the Garry’s Mod toolgun, a revolver affixed with an LCD display and ribbon cable. It seems like this:
The merchandise fulfills all types of capabilities in Facepunch’s sandbox Supply engine mod, reminiscent of welding objects collectively or attaching ropes between them. Just like the physics gun from Half-Life 2, the toolgun mockingly channels the tendency of videogames to make weapons the answer to all issues. It predates Portal’s portal gun in that respect, in addition to trendy VR controllers, which have a toolgun-like high quality: you grip and level them like pistols however usually pull their triggers to click on buttons or carry out different fully non-gun-like capabilities.
Dav0r created the toolgun mannequin as a youngster: The primary model of Garry’s Mod launched in 2004, and the primary standalone model in 2006, revealed by Valve. Garry Newman, the namesake of Garry’s Mod and founding father of Facepunch Studios, says he knew Dav0r for 20 years.
“Like most Facepunchers, he did not take issues too severely, all the time joking, easygoing,” Newman informed PC Gamer in an e-mail. “I used to be shocked and saddened to listen to of his passing. It was so sudden that I did contemplate it is perhaps a joke—as a result of that was precisely his sense of humour.”
“Dav0r made a major influence on our group, leaving a long-lasting legacy,” wrote shut pal and former Facepunch group supervisor Hezzy, who introduced Dav0r’s loss of life on the studio’s Discord server. “We’ll eternally cherish his distinctive model of humour.”
Dav0r additionally contributed quite a few 3D fashions to “Facepunch discussion board fan undertaking” Jabroni Brawl 3, one other Supply engine mod, Hezzy informed PC Gamer.
Final 12 months, Dav0r posted a remade toolgun mannequin on his Artwork Station web page:
“I designed the unique as a child, and the aesthetic of this ‘janky’ DIY design was an prompt winner,” wrote Dav0r concerning the revamped toolgun. “I felt it solely proper to remake the traditional and convey it ahead into the present decade.”
A wake will happen in October for members of the Facepunch group, and Hezzy is gathering recollections to share with Dav0r’s household.
“We are going to deeply really feel his absence, and his reminiscence will all the time maintain a particular place in our hearts,” Hezzy wrote.