Life Update from Cris

Hi Everyone! This is an update to this post from late November where I indicated that my job was being eliminated and that I needed to figure out employment for my family.

I’m finally at a point where I know how things will proceed. Here’s the really fast version:

  • I’m becoming a stay at home dad, which will allow me to resume my work on the project (about 10 hours / week for now, and back to 20-25 hours per week in a few months).

And here are the details of what’s happened these last 4 months:

  • Finding another job in my company was not feasible because my family was not in a position to move to a new city
  • So, I completed the three certifications I needed to make me more marketable in my field
  • After a few weeks of applying, I received a job offer at a new company
  • On the same day, my wife received a job offer as well
  • I don’t enjoy my field of work, while she was hoping to be able to go back to work after a few years of taking care of the kids
  • So, we decided to swap roles (whew!)
  • I am resuming my work on the project at a rate of about 10 hours per week
  • Once the kids start school in a few months, I’ll have more time to spare, so I should be able to return to my previous time commitment at that point (whoo hoo!)
  • Down the road, if income becomes an issue then at least I’ll have the needed qualifications to find employment once again

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement. I feel very happy with how this has played out, and I’m relieved to have some certainty about the path forward. I look forward to being able to share my own progress updates again! πŸ™‚

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37 responses to “Life Update from Cris”

  1. Cris Without H says:

    Does it mean we’ll finally see Leon’s gorgeous mug in HD?

    • Fredrik Andresen says:

      Hi πŸ™‚

      I am so looking forward to the castle release, will you also release a new version of the Village section ?

      (I seem to remember that you have made some improvements to the village section, like 3d editing, since it was first released) πŸ™‚


      • Cris Without H says:

        I now realised you confused me with Cris X) Sorry Fredrik, but I’m not the Cris working on this project, I’m a different Cris ^^

      • Cris says:

        Hola! To keep things simple we are only doing a Castle release. The updates to the Village section will be released along with everything else when the project is complete!

  2. Engin says:

    Welcome back Cris!

  3. Tony B says:

    Glad to hear your life is back on track. Enjoy all your extra time with family. Not many get that opportunity. Wish you all the best. And hopefully we can soon enjoy the fruits of your labor RE4HD

    • Cris says:

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to it (both the extra time w/ family and getting to work on the project again :-))

  4. Ryan W. says:

    Good luck man, this project is by no means a waste of time. Experience in this can make any one who’s a gamer’s day.

  5. Brad Bice says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the update. Very excited for the upcoming updates! Hopefully CAPCOM will extend you guys a little sump’m sump’m someday.

  6. EDUARDO says:

    Thank God you are, good progress in your professional and family life.
    Spare time do not forget your wonderful project

  7. Farid says:

    shit, didn’t know you had a family of your own. I hope that everything is ok.

  8. Michael M says:

    Huge respect for being the home parent! I love you guys, whatever you’re doing in life, just know that you’re making art people adore.

  9. MAGG says:

    Thank you so much Cris. I love RE4 and your proyect excites me about a game i have played a million times before. I dont personally know you, but I’m sure everything will turn out great for you. The passion you have for this proyect is not something regular people have. Thank you, Cris and Albert, for this great proyect.

  10. NEGAARMAX says:

    Let me see… you have family, you are well prepared, and you have 10 hours for weeks to dedicate to the project, that is impressive and to applaud, I mean I am only a university and there are months in which I do not have time… maybe because I do not manage it well But it is really to applaud your current situation.
    Man you are an example to follow.
    Well, I still want the best.

  11. Alvare says:

    Nice! Can’t wait for the next update. πŸ™‚

  12. togan says:

    Back in the Family 8)

  13. DarkSamus says:

    Awesome news Chris.
    And from one stay at home dad to another, there is nothing better then being home when the kids “firsts” happen.
    ie… First words, First steps etc…

  14. Frank Nitty says:

    Welcome back. We’re glad to see u

  15. Luigi Impero says:

    Welcome back, I hope that the things for you go always well, keep it up in this way because your work is a simply a masterpiece, better that any company of games!!!

  16. Marcus VinΓ­cius says:

    I’m really glad you’re back Cris. I wish you luck. Your job has been fantastic so far, I’m really looking forward to see it done as I’ve been keeping up with it for a long time.

  17. Lukas says:

    Hey Cris and Albert, I rewatched The Godfather recently and noticed something interesting.

  18. MaC S3th says:

    *knock* *knock*
    Is this thing on? Okay, here we go. It’s about time for me to say I love you guys, you’re my 2 favorite modders. As for the post, you are an awesome guy, Chris and I wish you all the best the world has to offer. Also: welcome back you wonderful bastard πŸ˜€

  19. Steven says:

    Welcome back Cris. Glad to know you’re life is on the up and up. Family time is important so make the most of it when you can.

  20. ShalokShalom says:

    Will it ever be possible to use this via Dolphin on the Wii version?

    • Cris says:

      Hello! This would only be possible if someone goes through the process of taking our textures, converting it to a different file format, and then renaming everything to the exact texture names used in the Wii version. So it’s possible, but it may be too time consuming for someone to do.

  21. mofailed says:

    Good to read your update, I hadn’t forgotten that you were in some difficulties & glad to know your still chin up fighting. Your efforts here in this mod have personally inspired me in my own re4 mods, good luck.

  22. Haplo says:

    Glad to hear everything is working out. We are all rooting for you guys!

  23. Danilo Marchioro says:

    I’m so happy to hear these news!

    It could be better but at least you are in a more favorable position now and everybody is glad to see you fighting for this. Family is important so take care of yours!

  24. Gwiz says:

    I’m glad it worked out for you Cris. We’re all excited to see your quality work continue!

  25. Cris says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and encouragement. Please know I read every comment and am thankful for you all!

  26. A Fan says:

    Good luck Mr. Chris with the new role, may the transition go smoothly and the children not be too messy.
    I’m glad to see that you’re back, and now the power duo can resume pounding through this fantastic game! I eagerly await each update, so please keep up the good work, we’re all counting on the both of you!

  27. You should consider setting up a Patreon account, I’d give you money to do this as often as you can. I love this game, and would love to play it in HD remake style!

    • albert says:

      Hello! Unfortunately, we can’t do this kind of crowdfunding projects because of copyright reasons. So, we simply added the Paypal button for donations
      Thank you!!

  28. Alex says:

    Hey guys, once this project is fully released I’ll have the opportunity to play and beat this game. Every time I started to play it something came up!! There are many gamers who are anxiously awaiting the full release so keep it up!!