About me

Hi there! My name is Evgeny and I'm a programmer. I like noisy companies, skating, and pelmeni. I dream to change the world =)

I was born in 1987, in a small Belarusian city called Slutsk. I was dreaming about computers since my early childhood. My parents bought me a PC in 2000, and I thought that it was the best day of my life. I played games just a bit. In the first year of my computer life, I had started trying to write programs in Delphi, and in C++ a little bit later. It was clear for me that it is the thing that I was dreaming for.

In 2005, I moved to Minsk and entered the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. A bit later, I discovered passion for low level programming and x86 assembly language. Once in a few years I work on such projects days and nights forgetting about everything else for a few months, and then I return to normal life again =)

In 2019, I moved to Finland. At this moment, I work for Epic Games. It's the best job I've ever had.


My nickname is VEG, and I like when people use it in informal conversations. It's an acronym of my family name, given name and patronymic. The right pronunciation is [veg], not [veʤ]. The second and third sounds have to be pronounced like in the word “beg”, and definitely not like in the word “vegetable”. My nickname has nothing in common with vegetarianism, and I'm not a vegetarian (as some people asked me about it). Sometimes I can't use “VEG” as a username on some websites because this nickname is too short and it is often not allowed to use. In such cases I use “vrubleg” as my username, which is just an extended form of my nickname.


English isn't my native language, so sorry for dumb mistakes. I hope that it is at least a little bit better than Google Translate =)

  1. #1

    hello ,i am chinese,i am very happy to see your blog.

  2. #2

    You are an amazing person Evgeny.

  3. #3

    Go change that world Veg.
    Greetings, Dosgamert.

  4. #4

    Hey congrats on the gig at Epic games, and thanks for all of the work you have shared through this website. It truly is appreciated.

  5. #5

    Veg sorry I don't know you but you can call me Rue. I don't know much about the depths of of configurations etc although I'm intelligent enough to follow instructions. I have an old PS1 games that belong to someone I cared very deeply about but who is gone now. Sorry it's Friday and I've been drinking a few shots. So please forgive me as I try to find things and enjoy things that my brother cared about. I have his old PS1 I paid 12 us dollars to have this disc repaired and of course did everything from toothpaste to alcohol to fix it without success.. I know it's obsolete etc.. I've been told to trash it etc. It plays all games he opened but four. It played this one for a while but now nothing and of course it's the one of the ones I like the most. Is there anyway I can fix it or download it to a DVD or CD for my personal use. Nothing else has worked. Thanks in advance for your kindness.

  6. #6

    I'm America from a southern state who gets made fun of for being country or redneck and uneducated. The town I'm originally from doesn't even have it's own zip code. But as of now I live in Arab Alabama another small town but not nearly as small as the one I'm from as it has a zip code. I wasn't fortunate enough to attend a university but I had 2 children one a daughter Christina passed away wanting to be a nurse in the near future. She had a daughter who was 2 and a son who she was pregnant with but was never fortunate to know outside of her body. He survived she died a month later at 25. I have a son who is a physicist he's now 38. I had him when I was 15 .It took many different loans and 2 jobs for him to finally get his doctorate. He still research at the school he last attended. The pay isn't great but I guess there's not a great demand for physicists. But he loves what he does and of course that is what matters.

  7. #7
    VEG Author

    Rue, my parents couldn't afford PS1 in 90's, so I've never ever played it and don't know how to help you with your issues. Probably, you could just look for a PS1 emulator and games for it.

  8. #8

    Hi VEG. I've wanted to leave you a comment for a very long time, but didn't know how to put what I was thinking. I was checking out your blog when there was a commotion over the progress of the Need For Speed III (or maybe IV?) and you decided to close or return donations. I recall reading the comments sections and seeing that there was just one person who was acting all angry and annoying everybody else. I didn't post then, but I wish that I had, to tell that person to shut-up and to ask you to ban them because they were ruining a great thing for everybody. I wish that I had told them to go away at the time.

    I don't think there was any need for you to stop taking donations or to return them. You weren't obliged to do anything for anybody, and people who were donating were doing exactly that: donating by their own will. It seemed to me that all the noise was being caused by one jerk who, in my opinion, could've just been banned and had their posts deleted (or not) and everybody else would've had no problem.

    Maybe this seems like a weird post, but I've thought about it from time to time since then, wanting to put my thoughts into a post but not being able to do a good job of it. This probably still isn't a good job of it, lol.

    So, that aside, thanks for the work you put into these titles. It'd really fantastic that you've done this. I hope to see you tackle the whole original (and the only good part of the) series, eventually: NFS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. But, regardless, I'm really glad for what you've given us. Thanks!

  9. #9
    VEG Author

    Hi. Sorry, missed your comment.

    No worries, I'm not that sensitive =)

    Unfortunately, development of the patches for the classic NFS games is still suspended, and I don't know when I get back to work on them. Sometimes I do some small patch-related things locally, but still nothing to share.

  10. #10

    Hi VEG

    Just like to tell you how happy i am after i found out that i can play my old favorite games on my modern computer.
    You have really done a fantastic job and people like you are just amazing. I wish i had your skills.

    Just read your bio, and of course you got a job at Epic Games. Glad to hear a good company hijacked such talent ;)

    Wish you the best


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