Name and Where i live etc
Will Sams, and I live in Spring Lake, NC. *I work as a cable guy, married for 7 months now (Julie), and one child (Courtney).
How did i get into the Dreamcast Scene
Bought a DC, then went looking for warez. *Hey, I'm not ashamed to tell the truth about those days. *This scene has made me realize alot of what I was doing back in those early days was wrong. *Anyhoot, I found Sintendo, Gleem!, and the other DC Emu. *I then joined the DC Emu boards around November of 2000 and I proceeded to piss adnans off and therefore banned the first time from DC Emu. *I later joined the staff, but like most of the old schoolers here I was fed up with the way 007 was doing a few things. *Went on to Consolevision, but that slowly went to pooh over time because in my opinion the site had no direction on which way it wanted to go. *I still feel this way, I hate to be honest about it.
Thoughts about the Scene
Was great a couple of years ago. *Could be great once again but I think alot of people's hearts are in the wrong place. *Some don't realize that everything being done is being done for free, but some also feel the need to abuse, rant, and shock people who just want to make the scene grow. *Also, there are alot of fighting and bitching; I fault myself for alot of it. *I think I'm the one single person in this scene who has changed the most, but I can admit it was probably for the worst. :/
How did you come into programming
Was something I always wanted to do in high school, but I grew out of it during my first 5 years in the Army. *After a year in the DC scene I was itching to learn C because the thought of seeing my own code run on my favorite console was such a feeling I can't begin to describe. My first C project happened to be a Dreamcast project, Catz N' Dogz. It's a calvacade of hacked code, but I'm proud of it. Those who have actually scene the horrendous code (crt0, Burnero) should have shot me for showing it to them. I still have it, but I'm not going to release it. It's horrendous! LOL
Why start Storm! Studios
Wanted a place for others to team up. *We have a great group of people, so I hope they continue to grow as S!S continues to grow.
Misadventures of Crystala & Tido. *I want this to be my mark on my little "career". *I love the ideas and concepts me, Paddy, and James have come up with since last July so I'm hoping everyone else will enjoy it. *It seems like everything is cloudy at the moment but I really want to shed some light on this before the end of the year. *This is why I'm working on the comic but work on it has gone slow (I only have 2 (of 8) pages of it drawn.
I think my constant inability to keep my opinions to myself has hurt me. *Seems like Storm! Studios doesn't get the respect it probably deserves, but I fault the negative image some may have of me for that. *Wow, I didn't really want to mention it but oh well. *Anyhoot, we have a great group of guys with a good bit of ideas and creativity. I'm happy with S!S, but I'm not happy with my contributions to it. *Hopefully things will pick up on my end evenually, but my main goal in life is my family & job so my projects are on the backburner for now, but I will continue to help and support the other guys.
-People who don't understand that the scene owes them nothing