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What are you working on for Duke right now?  "Post about whatever Duke related stuff you're doing"

User is offline   Mark 

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#9061

Just a noob messing around in Blender so I don't forget what little I have learned so far. It took me many tries over the years that always ended in failure. This time I've been able to learn something and stick with it. But I have to keep practicing. Use it or lose it. Ignore the few mistakes like the cannon not seated all the way down into the frame. I was tweaking something on it and forgot to lower it when I was done. ;)

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User is offline   Sanek 

#9062

I really want to release my map this year, but I'm afraid I'm not going to make it. I'm making the final part of the map right now and then I'll sent it to a couple of guys to test it out, so I'm sure that the map'll be released during the first days of the new year.

And sure, I suppose I can finish everything during the next 3 days and then sent it someone who'll test it as fast as possible or just release it without any testers involved, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. The whole process goes fast enough that it's just a couple of days of work but anyway, it's always better to have at least some kind of feedback before the initial release.
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User is offline   ck3D 

#9063

View PostSanek, on 29 December 2019 - 04:28 AM, said:

I really want to release my map this year, but I'm afraid I'm not going to make it. I'm making the final part of the map right now and then I'll sent it to a couple of guys to test it out, so I'm sure that the map'll be released during the first days of the new year.

And sure, I suppose I can finish everything during the next 3 days and then sent it someone who'll test it as fast as possible or just release it without any testers involved, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. The whole process goes fast enough that it's just a couple of days of work but anyway, it's always better to have at least some kind of feedback before the initial release.


Remember, Poison Heart was supposed to be a Christmas map, I started it in early December thinking I could finish it by then but only ended up releasing in like March despite the Christmas theme in the map itself. Had I rushed the release just to make it for an imaginary deadline that again only exists in people's heads, it would have been a lesser map. Deciding to release your map before the end of the year sounds arbitrary (like you're doing it for the sake of it) unless you have reasons I'm not aware of. What isn't arbitrary, though, is the eventual quality of your release for people to enjoy throughout the years to come. In my opinion, not worth the sacrifice.

You can always send me your map if you're looking for some quick but quite thorough testing, I should be able to give it a spin tonight or over the next couple of days. I also might not be the best person for that task but hey.

This post has been edited by ck3D: 29 December 2019 - 05:14 AM

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User is offline   brullov 

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#9064

I've already shown this room some people, so why not to share it here. Cage made some textures.

https://i.imgur.com/P35gazP.png

https://i.imgur.com/oTaOjG8.png

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User is offline   Sanek 

#9065

View Postck3D, on 29 December 2019 - 05:09 AM, said:

Remember, Poison Heart was supposed to be a Christmas map, I started it in early December thinking I could finish it by then but only ended up releasing in like March despite the Christmas theme in the map itself. Had I rushed the release just to make it for an imaginary deadline that again only exists in people's heads, it would have been a lesser map. Deciding to release your map before the end of the year sounds arbitrary (like you're doing it for the sake of it) unless you have reasons I'm not aware of. What isn't arbitrary, though, is the eventual quality of your release for people to enjoy throughout the years to come. In my opinion, not worth the sacrifice.

You can always send me your map if you're looking for some quick testing, I should be able to give it a spin tonight.


Oh yes, I remember Poison Heart. And yes, I have no reason to release the map before the end of the year except for the sake of it (or maybe I just want to make this year's release stats look better). So yeah, not worth it.

I had Merlijn as a potential tester in mind, but I'll sent it to you if he don't have time for it. I should finish the map by 31st if I'll do it at a leisurely pace, so not tonight but later. Thanks for the offer anyway!
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User is offline   ck3D 

#9066

@Sanek: yeah, I don't think you should look at the yearly stats, they're numbers, quantity is empty if quality doesn't follow through. A wiser contribution to the community (if that's what you're trying to achieve) would be to release your level in its best possible form, even if it's weeks from now. Literally no one will know, notice or care, everybody will enjoy it a lot more in the long run, and you'll be satisfied with your own creation in lieu of wishing you hadn't rushed its release just a couple of months later (we've all been there). Anyway I know that regardless of how long it takes to come out, I'm looking forward to playing a good Sanek level, one that feels like a proper, classic Sanek level and not something that was put together too quickly to be memorable (which, let's be realistic, can always be felt in such instances).

@brullov: your screenshots are always such a tease. Masterful attention to detail, I really wish I could play around the locations you regularly post. Also, that's one really classy couch.

This post has been edited by ck3D: 29 December 2019 - 08:48 AM

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User is online   Radar 100 Watts 

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#9067

View Postbrullov, on 29 December 2019 - 05:15 AM, said:

I've already shown this room some people, so why not to share it here. Cage made some textures.


Whatever you do, please release something. Don't just disappear. That is It Lives/The Thing-tier mapping. It would be a shame if we never got to play anything.


Btw, everything posted lately in this thread looks exciting. I'm especially awaiting your episode, MRCK.

This post has been edited by Radar 100 Watts: 29 December 2019 - 11:46 AM

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User is offline   brullov 

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#9068

Such things need time, a lot of it. I've spent around 4 days on this room to make it look right. Unfortunately you can't see the kitchen on the screens. I work on it when I have free days and sadly, I have them not so often. I wish there was a publisher who could give budget for free modding development https://forums.duke4.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

Anyway, it's slowly keeps going somewhere.

Spoiler


P.S. I've reached 1000 upvotes. So long road since 2012. Love you all, this community is a second home for me, rly.
P.S.S. Happy New year!

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User is offline   11bush 

#9069

I have just been working on a map and art pack for the AWOL mod since i always wanted something to play on it. I made some new guns and enemies, as well as some new art for the allies, and of course some maps.

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User is offline   Seb Luca 

#9070

- The helicopter seems a bit too pixelated and strangely placed. Is it flying over the soldiers?

- Well done for these special features that you added: health bar above enemies, the flashlight, ...

- Mmmmh ... M60 !!!!!!! :lol: <3


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User is offline   brullov 

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#9071

@11bush

Looks nice! Could you make weapons low res size? We need crispy pixels :>
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User is offline   11bush 

#9072

View PostSeb Luca, on 30 December 2019 - 12:15 AM, said:

- The helicopter seems a bit too pixelated and strangely placed. Is it flying over the soldiers?

- Well done for these special features that you added: health bar above enemies, the flashlight, ...

- Mmmmh ... M60 !!!!!!! :lol: <3




The helicopter Flies you in for the start of the mission, then kind of hovers against the opening in the wall, but for now I just used the helicopter sprite from NAM until I get around to making my own. ;)
And to be honest those little things are just part of the AWOL mod, I'm not much of a wiz with CON files, although I am trying to learn. If I could figure out how to get more frames into weapons firing, and add reload animations to every weapon I would be in heaven :lol:

This post has been edited by 11bush: 30 December 2019 - 08:37 AM

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User is offline   HorseDongSub69 

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#9073

View Postbrullov, on 29 December 2019 - 05:15 AM, said:

I've already shown this room some people, so why not to share it here. Cage made some textures.

This kind of reminds me of Alejandro Glavic's Welcome Home for some reason. Which is a very good thing indeed.
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User is offline   brullov 

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#9074

View PostJesus is King, on 30 December 2019 - 10:57 AM, said:

This kind of reminds me of Alejandro Glavic's Welcome Home for some reason. Which is a very good thing indeed.


Just played it. Amazing map, thanks for sharing. People made such great work in 2002, wow.
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User is offline   Sanek 

#9075

Allright, I just send the map to Merlijn for testing. Depending on when he'll respond, the map'll be released around 48 hours. B)
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User is offline   Ninety-Six 

#9076

View Post11bush, on 29 December 2019 - 11:06 PM, said:

I have just been working on a map and art pack for the AWOL mod


You know, I don't think I've heard of this one. What is it?

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User is offline   11bush 

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View PostNinety-Six, on 30 December 2019 - 07:52 PM, said:

You know, I don't think I've heard of this one. What is it?

It's an old mod that was never really released, but they eventually just released what they had, which wasn't really playable as there were no finished maps, and a lot of unfinished stuff. I've just been working with what I can to try to make something playable for fun, and I guess nostalgic reasons. :P

https://forums.duke4...he-awol-project

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User is offline   Ninety-Six 

#9078

View Post11bush, on 30 December 2019 - 08:56 PM, said:

It's an old mod that was never really released, but they eventually just released what they had, which wasn't really playable as there were no finished maps, and a lot of unfinished stuff. I've just been working with what I can to try to make something playable for fun, and I guess nostalgic reasons. :P

https://forums.duke4...he-awol-project


Ah, that explains it,
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User is offline   11bush 

#9079

An AK-47 I have been working on for the enemies to drop.

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User is offline   11bush 

#9080

Seb to answer your question about the helicopter, this might make a bit more sense. It isn't perfect but I will replace it eventually. :P



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User is offline   ck3D 

#9081

View PostRadar 100 Watts, on 29 December 2019 - 11:43 AM, said:

I'm especially awaiting your episode, MRCK.


I appreciate that but please don't hold your breath for it either, what I have in mind for the whole thing is pretty ambitious and I'm only 1.25 maps in, let alone the .con coding and whatnot. Given my current productivity rate my estimation is, by the end of 2020 I should be about halfway through it all.

Second map is starting to resemble Anslem quite a bit, which I didn't see coming. Hadn't touched it in a few days and just today I added a good 200 sectors to it. It feels very different from the previous map as well which is a relief as I was a bit afraid to repeat myself (which would ruin the whole idea of the project, actually). Steady cruise is steady.

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User is offline   Seb Luca 

#9082

@11bush : Some graphic imperfections but beautiful work of atmosphere, weapons and landscapes ;)


PS : Happy New Year, folks :D



This post has been edited by Seb Luca: 31 December 2019 - 05:20 PM

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User is offline   HorseDongSub69 

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#9083

View Postck3D, on 31 December 2019 - 12:03 PM, said:

I appreciate that but please don't hold your breath for it either, what I have in mind for the whole thing is pretty ambitious and I'm only 1.25 maps in, let alone the .con coding and whatnot. Given my current productivity rate my estimation is, by the end of 2020 I should be about halfway through it all.

Second map is starting to resemble Anslem quite a bit, which I didn't see coming. Hadn't touched it in a few days and just today I added a good 200 sectors to it. It feels very different from the previous map as well which is a relief as I was a bit afraid to repeat myself (which would ruin the whole idea of the project, actually). Steady cruise is steady.

Lemme know if there's anything I can do to help you, man. I can do really basic CON shit and hook you up with art.
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User is offline   ck3D 

#9084

View PostHorseDongSub69, on 03 January 2020 - 10:09 PM, said:

Lemme know if there's anything I can do to help you, man. I can do really basic CON shit and hook you up with art.


Thanks man, I appreciate the offer (and I also remember you posting quality stuff in a style that caught my attention in the resources thread, a good while back). Honestly though, it's still a bit too early for me right now to know where I'm going with this project in detail myself (the concept for the episode is pretty basic and nothing that's never been seen before, but I keep getting ideas of how to expand on it) so, if I'm ever to involve contributors, it will most likely be around later stages of development when my vision is more refined and requests can be more specific, otherwise I'd just waste their time having them work on elements I might end up ditching. I did take due notice of your interest though, and will remember it for real if I ever need a hand when the structure of the episode is more complete.

Added more to map 2 yesterday, it's roughly 700 sectors now. Might post screenshots sometime next week or so, but again in its current state the map is so spread out most areas are still lacking a lot of the detailing and all the so-called impressive, bigger scale, open space type of locations I don't want to post and spoil either. On the way though...

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User is offline   HorseDongSub69 

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#9085

Yeah I figured it'd be later. Just keep it in mind, and definitely mine the earlier pages of the resources thread. Lots of good city stuff there.
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User is offline   ck3D 

#9086

View PostHorseDongSub69, on 04 January 2020 - 05:09 PM, said:

Yeah I figured it'd be later. Just keep it in mind, and definitely mine the earlier pages of the resources thread. Lots of good city stuff there.


Yeah I'm pretty familiar with that thread, honestly I've probably spent a day or two of my life that I'll never get back (but I don't regret the investment) pretty much living in there skimming through old posts and whatnot. I'm still undecided as to whether or not I want new art for urban decoration etc. since the challenge and motivation I currently find in this project has quite a lot to do with relying on nothing but the stock tiles to see if I can manage to emulate completely different architectural styles from level to level nonetheless, as though to demonstrate (to myself?) how versatile the original artwork can be, but that's for now and I'm considering new monsters anyway, that's probably when help with art and coding might come in handy first. Maybe when at that stage, I'll be able to look back on all the maps and realize whether they could actually use some specific extra art in bits or not. Specific sky textures would be nice, but so far in both maps I've managed to come up with some pretty cool, unique and fitting options using the stock tiles (although I'm not 100% satisfied and those might just be placeholders). Each map is set in a specific location, so the skies shouldn't exactly look like they were thrown in there at random. I'll just let you know once I've made some progress, James. Might be in a while, yeah, I need to lay more of the groundwork first. Thanks again for your interest and motivation!

If you feel like starting to toy around with sky textures, or monster art anytime already, feel free to PM me for more specific information on the direction I'm going for. I'm just now realizing that this type of stuff should be accessible at this point already and the earlier we tackle it, the more time we get to improve on every aspect along time if needed.

This post has been edited by ck3D: 06 January 2020 - 02:58 AM

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#9087



Hi all! A small video demostrating the model and animation of the character and the behavior of a free camera. You can also evaluate the overall quality level of graphics and lighting. Small friezes are the result of the screen recording program, everything is smooth in the game.
Model made in MakeHuman > mixamo.com > blender 2.8
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User is offline   Mark 

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#9088

How far along are you with the gameplay elements?
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User is offline   11bush 

#9089

A new city map I have been working on lately. I'm basing the layout on some photos i have from the Vietnam war. It's just a work in progress, still a long way to go.

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User is offline   11bush 

#9090

I have been working on an M-14 for the last couple of hours.


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