I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

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I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Indigo » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:28 pm

I'm a longtime Elder Scrolls fan, played all the games (even Battlespire and Redguard), and consider Daggerfall one of the best RPGs ever created. I run a small but growing YouTube channel now and I did a video on Daggerfall about a year ago expressing what I found so compelling about it, and has since gained over 110,000 views, so I know there are others out there too.

I had an webcam interview with Julian LeFay (tech lead and "father of the Elder Scrolls") last weekend for 3 hours. Talked about a lot of stuff but the guy is really a fascinating figure. He hasn't been involved in the gaming industry for quite some time, but he did help on a SEGA project and the fighting game Skullgirls a few years ago.

I intend on posting the interview early next week after I add some graphics, photos, visuals and an intro, but I'm pretty excited to show it to the world as Julian hasn't been really recognized for his brilliant work as much as he should have been.

He even said he'd be open to help if he could with these Daggerfall remake projects like this Unity project, but he says he doesn't have the source code anymore, unfortunately.

Anyways, thought I'd share the news, and if I remember I'll post the interview here as I'm sure Daggerfall fans like myself would be interested in hearing from him.

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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Arl » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:49 pm

Hey, very interesting!

Always good to have more insight about the development of Daggerfall, I'll be wainting to watch that interview.


Also, welcome to the forum.
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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Jay_H » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:45 pm

Oh, this is huge. I am so totally watching that.

You rock! And welcome!

(If you read this, Julian, your contributions will always be welcome here! :D)
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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Interkarma » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:02 pm

Welcome to the forums Indigo. :)

Very cool! Julian sounds like a genuine polymath and rather interesting guy in his own right. I look forward to your interview with him. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by divingkataetheweirdo » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:02 am

I can imagine Daggerfall's development being hectic, what with the highly ambitious design. I remember reading he doesn't have the source code for Daggerfall anymore and I'm not sure any of the other programmers have anything to say about it. That said, Julian effectively was Daggerfall's lead developer, despite also working on multiple other projects for Bethesda to varying levels of completion. I'm not sure how the other programmers pitched in here, but it'd be nice to hear from them too. It does sound like he is a very talented developer and a resourceful person to boot.

I await your interview with him and I'd like to see more about DF's development.

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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Interkermit » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:54 am

Now I could be wrong, but if he shows up here on the forrums he may be able to give some insight into Battlespire's image colour pallette. Unfortunately memory does fade, but you never know.

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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Biboran » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:43 am

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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Mr. Waffle » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:02 am

Indigo wrote:I run a small but growing YouTube channel now and I did a video on Daggerfall about a year ago expressing what I found so compelling about it, and has since gained over 110,000 views, so I know there are others out there too.
May I gush for a second here? I really love that video of yours. Although I've only been subscribed to your channel for a few months, your work is pretty good. Keep at it :)
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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by afritz1 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:22 am

Very interesting news. I imagine Julian would like to hear about my open-source project for Arena. I remember seeing him show some interest in DaggerXL a few years ago. As far as I know, Arena's source code hasn't been lost yet (though it's probably pretty scary C89 and assembly code).

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Re: I interviewed Julian LeFay last week

Post by Deepfighter » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:21 pm

Just to let everyone know. The interview is uploaded by Indigo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGLGi5RK8V8

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