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FPSCNoob
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Posted: 13th Aug 2009 05:09
Hey there! I like the lighting, up until the total darkness for the outside area. could you a brighter colour, such as hex code : 6a4f51 A bluish gray, or, 7a7a7a, a bright gray for the lamps/lights. Love it, can't wait for the full. Hey, although im doing stuff already, mind if im a beta tester to? or are you full of them.

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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 06:07 Edited at: 14th Aug 2009 06:09
You are using excellent entities, but I still dont like your lighting. Sorry.

Here is some screenshots from dead space i think you should look at...

Green light, and what it can do

Blue light, and what it can do...

Fog color, and brown lighting

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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 06:17
lol, @Apple Slicer: The first two of those don't work.

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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 06:20
Yes they do. they work on both my PC's and phone!!

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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 06:47 Edited at: 14th Aug 2009 06:57
Really, for the first I just get a logo for TechIMO, and for the second I get a picture that says this image is hotlinked from thesixthaxis.com

Weird.

EDIT: Solved by the post below me.

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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 06:51
Blue image

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/deadspace4.jpg

Brown image

http://i38.tinypic.com/n653iu.jpg


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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 10:55
Hello agian mates. First off.

Quote: "Hey, although im doing stuff already, mind if im a beta tester to"


If your computer is strong enough, then I would be glad to have you as a beta tester.



Quote: "You are using excellent entities, but I still dont like your lighting. Sorry."


No need to say sorry Apple Slicer. I didn't put in much effort with the lighting, so I am not suprised someone cried foul. No worries though. These next screenshots are implementing some better lighting.

Quote: "But you're not gonna change the outdoor area what is sunny, that's in the second page, to rainy"


No worries MetalDevil. There will be plenty of levels with sun in them.

Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
FPSCNoob
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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 13:56
Ok, I e-mailed you some media.

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Metal Devil123
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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 19:04
This game is looking awesome! The BEST looking sci-fi so far. PERIOD!


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AdrianoJones Wannabe
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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 19:49
That's some fantastic work there! Nice job!
Man I have to ask, what do you use to retexture?
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Posted: 14th Aug 2009 20:37
Thanks guys! You know those screenshots I promised, well here they are. As you can see, I have updated the lighting a bit. Instead of the default white lights, I changed them to a green-blue mix, and lowered their range a bit. Then I lowered the ambience to five, eliminated natural light sources and now it looks a bit more like those Dead Space screenshots you took. Also, I changed it to a rainy weather set, so as to give the two levels a sense of unity. Last thing, I hope that I captured the feel of being indoors on a rainy day, that hopeless, depresing feel. I wanted it to be clear to the player that everything is going wrong, and the rain increases that sense. I should know; I live in the Great Northwest

Anyways, here are the screenshots.





C&C is welcome.

Quote: "Ok, I e-mailed you some media."


Thanks for the music. It fits very nicely with a variety of scenes and battles I,m planing. I will throw an Email your way for some specific music, but the stuff you sent already is fantastic.

Quote: "This game is looking awesome! The BEST looking sci-fi so far. PERIOD!"


Period? You mean with FPSC right? Actually, due to the fact that I am using X10, it gives me a slight advantage over games made with X9. Either way though, Apple slicer has made some awsome Scifi games wih X9, and Metal Devil, your Ship Invaders game looks very nice. No worries though. I expect to have pushed X10 above and beyond by the time this game is done.

Quote: "Man I have to ask, what do you use to retexture?"


I use a picture editor called Paint.Net. You can find it here

http://www.getpaint.net/

I also use textures from http://www.cgtextures.com/

Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
AdrianoJones Wannabe
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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 05:13
Very cool, I have it on my computer but I don't use it.
New screenshots look nice! What I love about your style is that you dont jam pack rooms with entities, but instead you leave it very clean and simple, yet good looking.
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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 09:47
I use paint.NET for huds and retextures too! And, yes. With FPSC. x9, x10, I don't care. It's the best.


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AdrianoJones Wannabe
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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 17:07 Edited at: 15th Aug 2009 17:12
Quote: "I use paint.NET for huds and retextures too! And, yes. With FPSC. x9, x10, I don't care. It's the best."


I would argue that Paint.net and GIMP are nearly on the same boat. But that's just me.
Game is looking good! But no offense, it looks like it is being made with x9 not x10, because of the graphics, it looks more x9 style.
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FPSCNoob
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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 19:20
Quote: "But no offense, it looks like it is being made with x9 not x10, because of the graphics"

Agreed, but you wouldn't see floor and wall segments like those in x9 no matter how great of an artist the person is... Just my point of view.
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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 19:25
Quote: "it looks like it is being made with x9 not x10"


Maybe that what Gears is going for, but if I were him, I would at least give the segments normal and specular maps.

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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 21:10
Quote: "Quote: "it looks like it is being made with x9 not x10"

Maybe that what Gears is going for, but if I were him, I would at least give the segments normal and specular maps."


What? Take an engine with superior graphics, and make it look inferior?

If I was ever given the opportunity to remove all the bad from the world, I wouldn't, because for there to be heroism, compassion and all that is good, there must also be all that is bad.
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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 21:27
Quote: " Take an engine with superior graphics, and make it look inferior?"


Just how does that make it look inferior?

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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 21:37
X9 looks inferior to X10...

Sorry, I didn't mean the game, this looks really sweet...

I'm just saying, considering he's using X10, and it denies most of us the ability to play it, we should at least get to look at the screens with some of those lovely X10 effects...

If I was ever given the opportunity to remove all the bad from the world, I wouldn't, because for there to be heroism, compassion and all that is good, there must also be all that is bad.
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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 22:19
Oh, I thought you were saying about the spec maps, lol. Sorry for the offtopicness Gears.

Your lighting has really improved, and so has your texturing abilities. Great job.

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Posted: 15th Aug 2009 22:44
Gears, great work! Keep it up.

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AdrianoJones Wannabe
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Posted: 16th Aug 2009 04:06
Yes, I was talking about the bloom, reflections, spec maps, etc... the stuff that just makes an empty room in X10 look good. Sorry for the offtopic. We didn't mean your game, because right now it's just looking great.
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Posted: 16th Aug 2009 07:22
Ok, so, we're all done being off topic now?

Emailed you some new media. Tell me if you like the piano one; its a new style that i'm using, and no better way than to send it to you for opinion!

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Posted: 16th Aug 2009 20:50 Edited at: 16th Aug 2009 20:52
Thanks for the C&C mates.

Quote: "But no offense, it looks like it is being made with x9 not x10, because of the graphics, it looks more x9 style."


No offense taken mate I am in the process of creating Normal maps, for the walls, but I can't get them to work. Coach Shogun, if I was to send you the normal maps, and the FPE script for the segment, do you suppose that you could get it working?

Quote: "we should at least get to look at the screens with some of those lovely X10 effects..."


Water, bloom, widow refraction, ect. have a negative effect on the framerate, therefore I am restraining the urge to use them...for now

Quote: "Tell me if you like the piano one; its a new style that i'm using"


It fits very well with the menu screen music. A little Halo'ish ifI do say so myself. Keep up the good work mate.

Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
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Quote: "Water, bloom, widow refraction, ect. have a negative effect on the framerate, therefore I am restraining the urge to use them...for now"


You're a better person than me then, I'd have reflective flooring and windows everywhere...

I'm just saying, everyone who has X10 also has a really good PC, and they're the only ones who can play it...

If I was ever given the opportunity to remove all the bad from the world, I wouldn't, because for there to be heroism, compassion and all that is good, there must also be all that is bad.
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Posted: 16th Aug 2009 22:29
Quote: "Keep up the good work mate."


Do you need any more battle media? I'm working on faster paced music now, so there can be a little variety.

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Posted: 16th Aug 2009 22:33
Quote: "No offense taken mate I am in the process of creating Normal maps, for the walls, but I can't get them to work. Coach Shogun, if I was to send you the normal maps, and the FPE script for the segment, do you suppose that you could get it working?"


Sure, but remember that you also need specular maps for the effects to work properly.

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Posted: 17th Aug 2009 18:10
if your using x10 you should use bloom

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Posted: 17th Aug 2009 21:52
Not really, normal mapping and specular adds much more detail than bloom...

Bloom only looks good when you can barely notice it anyway...

If I was ever given the opportunity to remove all the bad from the world, I wouldn't, because for there to be heroism, compassion and all that is good, there must also be all that is bad.
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Posted: 18th Aug 2009 08:53
Coach Shogun, I sent you an Email.

Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
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Posted: 18th Aug 2009 18:56
@Gears, did you recieve mine? not the best work i was a bit POed cuz it got messed up. I can make new ones

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Posted: 18th Aug 2009 20:22
@Gears: received. I'll see what I can do.

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Posted: 19th Aug 2009 16:04
Ok, this is looking pretty sweet, I like the feel of the inside pictures with the rain outside, the lighting really is like on a rainy day.

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Posted: 19th Aug 2009 17:17
Quote: "the lighting really is like on a rainy day."

Agreed, but why is there some shades of pink on the green? That's definitely one thing to fix. Or maybe you want it there, i wouldn't know.

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Posted: 25th Aug 2009 23:00
I'm sorry for the lack of updates. Rest assured that the team and I have been working hard on the demo. There are still a few things on the to do list before I can realese it with a clear mind. This includes the following: New HUDs, New weapon textures, and weapons rigged with hands.

As for Beta Testers, I need 2 more. Any volunteers? Metaldevil I will send you a copy of the Beta Demo via Email.

FPSC Noob, I greatly appreciate the time and effort you have spent working on this project. I can send you a beta as well, if you are interested.

Thanks

Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
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Gears of War:
I'd enjoy that, but i only have an XP computer, and I don't think my PC can run it... yet. I'm going to be building my PC the 29th. I might like a copy then, im not sure though.
Also, School will be starting tomorrow, so i might not be able to be on the forums that often, so be sure to email me with anything you need. Thanks,
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Wow, You've really come along,
But. IMO i'm not too sure that you've nailed the lighting + Bloom
great so far though

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Posted: 29th Aug 2009 23:21 Edited at: 29th Aug 2009 23:47
Hello again. You know how I said I the Team and I have been working hard on a demo. Well, we've gotten the demo level all done, but I don't think that's enough. As of yesterday, I have begun a demo for the newly announced standoff mode (see first post). It's a mixture between Horde Mode on Gears of War 2 and Nazi Zombies on CoD 5. I have attached 3 screenshots of this new mode's map. I have also attached a low quality video of about 2 minutes of gameplay. The video's sound goes way off sync, so do yourself a favor and mute it. Also, I m proud to add Airslide to the credits, because of his AI system I am using for this Mode.

Two images of the outside.





One of the starting room. As the levels go on, blast holes appear in the walls.



Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
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Posted: 29th Aug 2009 23:24
Looks very good! You totally nailed sci-fi! That looks sweet!


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Posted: 30th Aug 2009 02:59
Nice work Gears!

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Thanks for the C&C everyone.

Here is the link to the Youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyoHkYrIT1c

Post some C&C on how the video looks to you.

PS: I have gotten the engine to support about 12 enemies at once so far.

Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
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Posted: 30th Aug 2009 06:32
Ill beta test it.

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Looks very good! I like that scene!


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The video makes it look like a bit of a shambles. Seeing as the player only seems to have that tiny little room to hold off in. You should make it slightly bigger and add a second level so the player has plently of places to hide.

Perhaps also find a way to have the enemies find the player instead of the other way around.
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@Gears: Did you get my email about the segments?

Standoff mode looks interesting.

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Posted: 21st Sep 2009 04:29 Edited at: 21st Sep 2009 04:30
Sorry I haven't posted lately, so I'll give you guys an update. DyVo, the team's modeler, has been hard at work on the Terran Galactic Military weapons. He is almost done with the pistol, so I am looking for someone to rig and animate it. Anyways, here's the screenshot.



hockeykid: Thanks for the assistance. Just make sure your computer can run X10.


Butt monkey: Yep, I'm currently working on something like that, but the path-finding AI is as dumb as a stump for right now, so I have to work around that.

Coach Shogun 20: Yeah, I got your Email but the wall textures are not working with me right now. They must have a grudge on me or something.

Another feature that I am adding is the laser pointer to all the weapons. It can be turned on by pressing L, and runs out of battery in 10 seconds, making you wait 1 second for it to recharge.

Can you save the crew of LV21?

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=151512&b=25
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Quote: "Thanks for the assistance. Just make sure your computer can run X10."


Yeah it defiantly can. No problem

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I can rig and animate it for $15.00

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Posted: 22nd Sep 2009 20:01 Edited at: 22nd Sep 2009 20:08
Nice work, always great to see upcoming X10 games!

Some of my suggestions:
CoffeeGrunt is pretty much dead on. Most of the people who can play X10 have high-end rigs anyways so you may as well take advantage of that power. At the very least, add a normal and specular map to EVERYTHING. Believe me, it will do wonders to your game. Right now, don't worry about optimizing to get the best framerate, just focus on getting a good-looking game.
Take Bioshock or HL2 for example. The reason everything looks so good is simple: everything has a normal and specular map.

If you need help getting normal and specular maps working, here's the fast walkthrough:
-put the textures in the same folder as the .fpe
-in the .fpe where you specify the texture, it needs to have a specific naming format: name_D.dds. Texture needs to be .dds (apparently they no longer need to have the .tga extension)
-That's pretty much it, X10 will automatically pick up the normal and spec map as long as they're named name_N.dds and name_S.dds. They have to have the same name as name_D (except for the _N and _S of course)
-Also, make sure you apply a black layer mask to the specular map, otherwise it will glow in the dark and the normal mapping won't be visible.

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Sorry that it's been a while. Had to reformat my hard drive. Lost Fruity Loops... so pissed off. Now I have to find and get it, yet again... Ughh. FML. Anyways, back on track:

Yes, the map is a bit too small, perhaps make it a tad larger. I'll try and be of assistance, computer can't run X10 though, sorry man.

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