Xaymar is creating Software
19

patrons

$94
per month
Who Am I?
My nickname is Xaymar, but if you're met me in real life you probably know me as Michael Dirks. I love programming Software and Games, love 2D and 3D art (any kind) and also love listening to Music for hours on end (Drum & Bass mostly).

What Kind Of Software And Games Do I Create?
Pretty much everything and the quality also varies wildly. Most of what I write doesn't ever reach the light of day, some however do, and those work absolutely amazing, rivaling other software in the area. As for games, I usually write the engine and game logic parts - I'm not an artistic person at all.

What kind of projects have you released so far?
The first actually big release was the Inception plugin for the Minecraft server mod CraftBukkit. It added the ability to combine multiple worlds into a single one, with almost instant world travel and next to no server lag. Unfortunately CraftBukkit no longer exists and I have no interest in Minecraft at the moment or in the near future.
Then there is the AMD Encoder for OBS Studio which handed the full performance of their GPU or APU encoder to users on a silver plate - rivaling other existing solutions both in speed and features. It started off as a side project that quickly turned out to be what a lot of people wanted and eventually got merged into the OBS Studio project itself.
And finally there is the AMD Encoder for ffmpeg and Handbrake, two projects that are still in the works, and another project I was hired for to do obs-studio programming (more about this when it is released - stay tuned!).

When Did I Start With Programming?
That's actually rather difficult to answer. If we only take into account the things that actually made it onto the internet, then I've been programming since 2007 starting with Blitz3D. Though that was the first actual game language i started with, at first I programmed on Amiga back in the year 2000. So somewhere between 2000 and 2007 I actually started doing useful things.

Why Patreon?
A big dream of mine is to be able to do my hobby full time, but without any of the usual work restrictions. Patreon gives me the ability to work towards that goal and gives supporters a way to directly send feedback to me. So if you like what I do and you feel that my time is worth your money, feel free to support me here.
Rewards
Run Tier Run
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
Includes Discord rewards
Compiling Tier
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
 You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A different color for your name in Discord.
Includes Discord rewards
That One Tier That Got Away
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A new different color for your name in Discord.
  • Extra Voice support only when absolutely necessary. (This is not a right, it is provided when text becomes too much.)
Includes Discord rewards
I Can't Believe It's A Tier
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A new different color for your name in Discord.
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.) 
Includes Discord rewards
6 Reasons Why This Tier Is Better Than The Others
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
 You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • Another new different color for your name in Discord. (#FF7E00)
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • I really don't know what else to give you.
Includes Discord rewards
This One Tier Appeared And You Won't Believe What Happens Next
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new color for your name in Discord. (#FF0000) 
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active).

 

This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Will This Tier Be The Future?
$250 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new color for your name in Discord. (#FF0000)
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • More Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active). 


This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Long Distance Relationtiers
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new different color for your name in Discord. (#010101) 
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Optional Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active).


This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Final Tier XVI
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new different color for your name in Discord. (#010101)
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • More Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active).


This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
19 of 21 patrons
Winter is coming
No, this is not a Game of Thrones reference. At the time of writing this, winter really is coming and that means that heating bills are gonna go up. Similar to the previous one, not having to worry about the bill means that I can spend more time on the projects instead!
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Who Am I?
My nickname is Xaymar, but if you're met me in real life you probably know me as Michael Dirks. I love programming Software and Games, love 2D and 3D art (any kind) and also love listening to Music for hours on end (Drum & Bass mostly).

What Kind Of Software And Games Do I Create?
Pretty much everything and the quality also varies wildly. Most of what I write doesn't ever reach the light of day, some however do, and those work absolutely amazing, rivaling other software in the area. As for games, I usually write the engine and game logic parts - I'm not an artistic person at all.

What kind of projects have you released so far?
The first actually big release was the Inception plugin for the Minecraft server mod CraftBukkit. It added the ability to combine multiple worlds into a single one, with almost instant world travel and next to no server lag. Unfortunately CraftBukkit no longer exists and I have no interest in Minecraft at the moment or in the near future.
Then there is the AMD Encoder for OBS Studio which handed the full performance of their GPU or APU encoder to users on a silver plate - rivaling other existing solutions both in speed and features. It started off as a side project that quickly turned out to be what a lot of people wanted and eventually got merged into the OBS Studio project itself.
And finally there is the AMD Encoder for ffmpeg and Handbrake, two projects that are still in the works, and another project I was hired for to do obs-studio programming (more about this when it is released - stay tuned!).

When Did I Start With Programming?
That's actually rather difficult to answer. If we only take into account the things that actually made it onto the internet, then I've been programming since 2007 starting with Blitz3D. Though that was the first actual game language i started with, at first I programmed on Amiga back in the year 2000. So somewhere between 2000 and 2007 I actually started doing useful things.

Why Patreon?
A big dream of mine is to be able to do my hobby full time, but without any of the usual work restrictions. Patreon gives me the ability to work towards that goal and gives supporters a way to directly send feedback to me. So if you like what I do and you feel that my time is worth your money, feel free to support me here.

Recent posts by Xaymar

Rewards
Run Tier Run
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
Includes Discord rewards
Compiling Tier
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
 You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A different color for your name in Discord.
Includes Discord rewards
That One Tier That Got Away
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A new different color for your name in Discord.
  • Extra Voice support only when absolutely necessary. (This is not a right, it is provided when text becomes too much.)
Includes Discord rewards
I Can't Believe It's A Tier
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A new different color for your name in Discord.
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.) 
Includes Discord rewards
6 Reasons Why This Tier Is Better Than The Others
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
 You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • Another new different color for your name in Discord. (#FF7E00)
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • I really don't know what else to give you.
Includes Discord rewards
This One Tier Appeared And You Won't Believe What Happens Next
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new color for your name in Discord. (#FF0000) 
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active).

 

This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Will This Tier Be The Future?
$250 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new color for your name in Discord. (#FF0000)
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • More Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active). 


This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Long Distance Relationtiers
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new different color for your name in Discord. (#010101) 
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Optional Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active).


This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Final Tier XVI
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
You will receive: 
  • Early Access to Preview/Release Candidate Builds.
  • Access to the Patreon and Patreon support Discord channels.
  • A brand new different color for your name in Discord. (#010101)
  • Additional support via Voice Chat if the situation requires it. (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • Additional support via TeamViewer or VNC for software related issues if the situation requires it.  (This is not a right, it is provided when needed.)
  • More Eternal Gratitude (valid as long as this Tier is active).


This Tier is refundable within 3 Days of becoming a Patron.

Includes Discord rewards