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About Jiyuu


Jiyuu

About my nickname

My nickname comes from the Japanese word "自由" which means "freedom".

I've chosen to use Jiyuu as nickname and write it with Japanese symbols for two reasons :
- First because it's japanese word, so obviously Japanese symbols fit better.
- The second reason was because I wanted to "dedicate" in a certain way this name to my Japanese friends, who I played a lot with before the may 2014.

For those who can read a bit of Japanese, you may wonder why I've written Jiyuu "ジユウ" (katakana) instead of "じゆう" (hiragana), as grammatically speaking it's a bit unusual.
It was first a way to make a border between me and this country, as I am not from Japan. Even if I adore this country and have some friends over there, I remain not really related to it legally speaking.
Secondly it's because I find ジユウ aesthetically better than じゆう. Well... Is it that odd ?? ∑(o. o)' O-ok...

I used to use different spelling for my nickname. For example, you can often see Jiyuu (mainly MKW Time Trials) and sometimes Jiyuu★ジユウ (mainly MKW Worldwides). Some rare times, for fun rooms mainly, I use GU, but it's rather unformal. It seems that "GU" has no real link with "Jiyuu", right ? It actually has ! It somehow sounds like "jiyuu" in Japanese language if the two letters are pronounced separately~.

About the videogames

Many years ago, I used to play a lot of videogames (starting with the Nintendo DS).
My favourite series are (of course) Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., Pokemon, but not only. I have a great collection of videogames and play all kind of genre, from puzzle games to FPS.
A big twist in my "videogame life", was in 2018 when I started creating Custom Tracks on MKWii. There is a page on this website dedicated to them. Check it here !

FAQ

Many people ask me numerous questions. So I'll reply here for the most common ones.
  1. Hello
  2. Hello ♪ Welcome to the FAQ !
  1. What's your real name ?
  2. Who knows.
    - I do ?! ∑(o. o) Well...
    eh....
    yes, b-but...
  1. Are you from Japan ?
  2. If you read what is written above, you may know the answer. If you haven't, then the answer is "No".
  1. Isn't it time to start start a "real" FAQ ?
  2. That's what I was going to say !
  1. How to I play CTGP ?
  2. Probably this can help and/or this as well.
  1. How do I create CTs just like you and the others ?
  2. The MKWiiki has plenty of tutorials. Sniki has done a nice series that is a good start. For the more complex topics, you'll have to dig into this domain on your own ; I won't create any tutorials.
  1. Can I ask you advice ?
  2. Certainly ! But I won't do the job for you.
  1. I'm stuck ! Can you update my track ?
  2. Maybe. Contact me via private message and we'll see what need to be fixed. The least I would do is give you advice. So don't be shy~
  1. Do you want to make a coop ?
  2. Not for now. However I think it's a good thing (even if I'm somehow super annoying to work with because I'm nitpicking a lot). When I have some time, I'm going to release a public announcement to gather some projects and look at the most interesting ones. But it's still prototypical, so stay tuned for news.
  1. Would you take part in my distribution ? (music pack, texture hack pack, etc.)
  2. Not directly. I won't create the pack with you. However I can share my opinion on your distribution and/or review tracks if you need.
  1. I found a bug in your CT !!
  2. Well... I'm not really surprised... Tell me this by contacting me with one of the link below or by using the feedback form.
  1. Can I update your track by myself if I find a bug or something ?
  2. I'd prefer if you DO NOT. Anything related to bugs, fixes, glitches etc. can be reported via the feedback form or directly to me on Discord, or anywhere else.
  1. Can I reuse the textures you have created for your CTs ?
  2. Glad you noticed that I created many textures for my CTs ! I am going to add a page on my website so that you can reuse them.
  1. What softwares do you use for the creation of your CTs ?

  2. - Modelling : Cinema4D R21 and/or 3DSMax2009/2021
    - Sculpting / topology : zBrush 4R8
    - Texturing : Substance Designer, Photoshop CC, Cinema4D
    - Some scripts that I made on my own (mainly for KMP stuff)
    - Community-made tools for importing this mess into MKW.
  3. Not Sketchup ?
  4. No.
  1. Are you going to make tutorials about creating CTs ?
  2. Hum... As mentionned above, no. But a surprise may come from nowhere, who knows.
    - I do ?!!
    S-S-Stop it !!
  3. ?
  1. Then are you going to make some timelapses ?
  2. I'm currently recording the process of creating my current CT (as of April 2020). It'll probably be released soon~
  1. MK8/DX CT soon ?!?!?!
  2. I don't have the tools (and lack of time to program them). So I don't think so soon...
  1. ... well at least some remakes then ?
  2. Already done ! (see Christmas Wish). I might remake other tracks, one day, maybe... maybe...... m-
  1. ...
  2. ...
  3. ...
  4. ?!
  5. ...
  1. Is... is it the end... Already ?
  2. I'm affraid it is. But if you have other questions, contact me directly !

How to contact me ?

Easy ! (^.^)b
Links to my Twitter account, YouTube channel and Miiverse profile are on the footer.
Most people seem however to prefer contacting me via Discord : ★Jiyuu#5554 (mind the star !).
And that's all ! I've no other social media... at least for now.

Thanks for your visit !
Bye bye /(^o^)/~
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