He is best known for the StrangeTown Monty (STM) Sims 2 Simlish Machinima Series, a scientific conspiracy & psychological drama; its spinoff Sims screenshot stories: PVCS vs STM Football 2015 / 2035 Matches, and Goals of Daniel Pleasant (GODP).
– What Video Editor do you use? Corel VideoStudio.
– How do you get such a clear picture when filming? Read this article.
– Why do you insist we read the FAQs of your individual Machinima?
It is more efficient this way. I take PAINS to make the FAQs on this website as comprehensive as possible. YT Video comments get “buried” over time, & I don’t like answering the same questions over & over.
– Why don’t you film more with Sims 3? The towns (worlds) look great, and customizing the sets have never been easier in Sims 3. But for now, I can’t get over the fact that Sims3 sims look like plasticine models. I also find it harder to control the sims & sets for the actual production process.
– Is your real name “Aldo” and/or “Hyde”, or neither?
I prefer not to confirm any of these possibilities. My username is derived from “aldehyde”, a real class of organic chemicals.
“AldoHyde” also happens to be in the form “MontyCapp”, but that’s a coincidence, since I’ve been using this name long before I even thought of STM.
– I wish more people would prioritize “good quality production” over “gaining popularity” when making their videos. Be it gameplay or machinima, put in more effort to make it engaging. [Ongoing Machinima Challenge]
Gameplay: Direct, literal. What “really” happens “normally” in-game.
Machinima: “Machine Cinema” – storytelling using game video clips. More “imaginative”.
Game animations may be re-interpreted for the story.
“Machinima-Gameplay Hybrids” blur the line between these extremes.
– You can’t DIRECTLY compare the popularity of “Let’s Play” Directors with “Machinima” Directors.
Machinima usually has less hits/subscribers than “lets play”, because machinima often doesn’t offer any LITERAL value to the majority of Sims fans (who only want to play the game).
Lumping “Lets Play” & “Machinima” Directors together as “Sims Directors” is like comparing a football team to a basketball team.
– I’m protective over the [Racing Videos], since they are my best gaming memory from the pre-Sims era. You won’t want others to say bad things about a similar memory of yours, so don’t do that to me.
– Everyone has the right to have their own versions of “default sims” (characters created by game developers). All versions are equally valid.
– However, we should be careful NOT to “abuse” other simmers’ original CAS (Create-A-Sim) characters.
If you want to use somebody else’s original CAS sims in your stories / shows, be polite and ask them first — they have every right to say “no”.
– British & American versions of English spelling are equally correct in my eyes.
– I actually have less patience with machinima WITHOUT subtitles, since I prefer to read than listen. This is why I tend to lose interest in machinima that uses ONLY voiceovers in a human language (with NO subtitles), even if they speak English.
|2011-04-05: Site Founded
2012-02-14: 10k views
2012-04-05 (1st Yr): 12,150
2012-09-16: 20k views
2013-04-20: 30k views
2013-12-04: 40k views
2014-07-03: 50k views
2014-11-28: 60k views
2015-04-20: 70k views
2015-08-19: 80k views
2015-12-13: 90k views
2016-03-16: 100k views
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None of my projects are cancelled, unless I *explicitly* say so on: AldoHyde.com, the Exclusive Updates Portal for my machinima / stories / other creations. Popularity is NOT my priority.
Some SIMLISH words have established translations.
But not ALL of them need dictionary-style “rigid definitions”.
If meanings can be strictly decoded,
phrases become boring and repetitive.
Simlish should be fluid & free for imagination.
STM’s Simlish is my trade secret.
I don’t answer questions on this.
My videos cannot be rushed.
They are ART, not mass-market commodities.
If I rush, I risk not doing justice to my ideas,
or worse still, burn out & stop completely.
RED CARD Offences:
1. Saying anything against my
Racing videos / Racing Men
2. Abusing my Sims stuff in any way
3. Other “bad faith” attitudes / behavior:
MY interpretation is final
Aldo Hyde / Dr. Prometheus / Hyde Dynamic