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FPSC Classic Work In Progress / [X9] [VBOTB '10] Alpha Project [Dev. Thread]

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DarkFrost
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Posted: 15th Feb 2011 23:23 Edited at: 15th Feb 2011 23:24
....oh.my.god.

You are my hero. Incredible work buddy! I used to have similar huds when I tried to mimic the ones from the crysis beta a couple months back. They looked good, but I never had a SCAR to match 'em with... or good level design for that matter

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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 00:18
The hud is great, fits really well! Only thing I can think of is that you misspelled 'transmission'. Other than that, great work!
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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 03:13 Edited at: 16th Feb 2011 03:14
Actually I kinda went wild with my tablet and pointed out some ideas for you

Typos everywhere I know... anyways just some placement ideas.

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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 03:24
Where you moving man?

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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 10:04 Edited at: 16th Feb 2011 10:09
@Roger Wilco,

Doh! *slaps head*. Thank you mate. I'll get onto that right away.

@DarkFrost,

Those are some brilliant ideas! Thank you a bunch for inputting. I love the idea of a cracked screen, and I reckon I'm going to input that feature. The gradient/screen wipe would be pretty awesome too!

The only downfall of the HUD numeric is that the players health is actually at 80, and FPSC doesnt support angles like that for numeric =/ I've tried.

I could make different HUDs which each number, but is it worth having multiple HUDS? (80,79,78 etc) And plus the people will be confused as to why the players health is 80 at max. That's why I made a circle health bar, haha!

Thank you for your ideas mate. Any more you have, hit me up on msn! I'll be glad to hear from you.

@OutdoorGamer,

I'm moving down under to Australia to live with my girlfriend who I have a long distance relationship with. I just came back from visiting her but its so amazing that I want to live there permanently! Luckily for me, I found a way that I can, so I'm trying to find a full time job to save up to get there this year, in under 4-5 months hopefully. I'll still work on Alpha Project though when I can, like now, haha!

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Quote: "That room is a test room. I use more than one wall segment in larger rooms.

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Sorry I just realized that
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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 21:41
Awesome work, some very groundbreaking achievements inside. Keep it on, and if you need any help where I seem to be useful, drop me some lines...

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http://www.homegrowngames.at
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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 22:50 Edited at: 16th Feb 2011 22:50
Update:

An video is on its way, but for now, here's some more screenshots of what I've worked on!




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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 23:10
Looks absolutely brilliant. Only one concern (again )

The bullet holes or whatever cracks look nice, but what if the player gets a healthpack? Are the holes just going to vanish? Or are you going to add some more gameplay elements like finding a new helmet?

God that sounded somehow sarcastic but none intended.

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Posted: 16th Feb 2011 23:14 Edited at: 16th Feb 2011 23:15
@Juzi,

The health and helmet are seperate. Wait for the video.

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Posted: 17th Feb 2011 00:34
Those cracks look great
Lewis
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Posted: 17th Feb 2011 00:46
Update:

Video of the HUD released! You can now see it in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsxiSaWFIr4

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Posted: 17th Feb 2011 01:24
Amazing! I wish I had your talent. I think I will just stick to talking about your talent. lol

cmando
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Posted: 17th Feb 2011 01:27
That video was awesome Lewis! The animations look great
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Posted: 17th Feb 2011 05:10
Excellent work!

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Juzi
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Posted: 17th Feb 2011 12:22
Speechless.

You have truly taken the HUD's of FPSC to the next level. Can't wait what you can come up with next

DarkJames
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Posted: 17th Feb 2011 23:54
Amazing. Just that. 10/10.

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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 15:26
Update:

Moving on from the HUD stuff, heres my almost finished textured health station:



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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 15:43
Gaaaah. This game is really getting horrific. I would rather die than put my hands to that to heal myself (First class syringe phobia here.)

That green screen is animated, right?

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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 15:54
@Juzi,

It will be when its FPSC ready. I need to texture it and then rig it.

Whilst helmets provide some source of health, these health stations are the main source of health.

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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 17:04
Awesome! Wouldn't it be cooler if the hands will be putted in "flipped" the other way, so the needle hits the wrists?

Just a suggestion You're doing an awesome job here! Keep it flowing



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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 20:32
Oh man, that thing where the needle goes in your hand reminds me of dead space 2 stick a needle in your eye part of the game *cringes* . Nah man that's pretty cool, I wonder how you will get the players hands in their.

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DarkFrost
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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 22:23 Edited at: 18th Feb 2011 22:27
Nice you took my idea, and turned it into something great.

Wish I had the time to try making one myself...

I don't FPSC too much anymore.

EDIT: Maybe try using photoshop and free transform the bullet holes to give a more "warped" effect (right-click and choose warp when free-transforming). If you don't have access to it, I don't mind doing the warping for you.

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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 23:47
One error I noticed with the health station which is easy to fix as it's just texture stuff: The straps and the arm images seem to go funnily if you know what I mean. One side of the each strap goes directly from top of the arm images.

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Posted: 18th Feb 2011 23:54
@defiler,
I was planning on just having an animation and a sound playing with some HUD effects. It'll be too much of a pain to animate arms.

@DarkFrost,
They're more or less just general cracks, as you wont get shot at during the game due to the enemies being melee based only.

@Juzi,
Already fixed.

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Posted: 19th Feb 2011 03:12 Edited at: 19th Feb 2011 03:13
No what I meant is.. warp em to make em match the other huds.

Since they currently look like flat overlays. If you add a slight curve to give the illusion they are on the helmet visor not just an overlay to the screen.

EDIT: Btw, I was curious as to how your M4 looks so clean and sharp. Are you enabling the AA on your graphics card, or is that simply an illusion the film-grain is creating?

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Posted: 19th Feb 2011 07:01
Question: what do you do to make the hud have have lossless quality when bringing the hud into FPSC, for some reason when i bring mine in it loses quality and sometimes the blured blue edges on my hud becomes pixely :\

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Posted: 19th Feb 2011 07:35
Quote: "Question: what do you do to make the hud have have lossless quality when bringing the hud into FPSC, for some reason when i bring mine in it loses quality and sometimes the blured blue edges on my hud becomes pixely :\"


How do you import it?



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Posted: 19th Feb 2011 08:01
@ Wolf: nonono, like when i bring it into fpsc it goes pixelish, i have the texture size in GIMP set to 1024 by 768 and by aligning the texture on the x and y axis to 50 each i am able to fill the size of the screen.

maybe i should of posted this in my own thread instead of posting here i was just not sure.

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2011 23:28
@lewis: Is that EAI's scar? If not, and you want new animations for it, I would be glad to make you some. It seems a shame to use the same animations on each gun.

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2011 23:32
@General Jackson,

It is EAI's SCAR I'm afraid, my friend. Thank you kindly for offering to help! I might have some other things that need animating if you want to help?

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Quote: " I might have some other things that need animating if you want to help?"

Sure thing, send 'em my way.

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Posted: 22nd Mar 2011 05:09
I hearby proclaim that this will not be hidden from the people of these forums. Any updates?
Lewis
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Posted: 25th Mar 2011 16:59 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:17
@cmando,

No Project Blue release = No updates

I cant test or build anything until I get a build with the SP1 fix. I'm still doing minor tweaks here and there with the HUD though.

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Posted: 26th Mar 2011 09:30
Really like the look of this game, Its got a professional polished look to it, thats just makes you want to see more.
Keep up the great work.

http://shiveranimation.blogspot.com/
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Posted: 11th Apr 2011 23:36 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:18
Update:

Finally got a working copy of Project Blue now. Here's a few screenies to give you guys a little sneak peak at what I'm adding into the game:

Two enviroment shots with new entities



HUD update, and a preview into the infection 'powers' system


The new HUD might only be temporary right now, it just depends if I can get permission off Horizon to use it in my game for commercial use. I used a part of his HUD and edited it.

What do you guys think on the HUD? Is it too clunky and do you prefer the old version, or does is look better?

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Posted: 11th Apr 2011 23:42
i like the new hud apart from that thing at the bottom, i dont think that it really fits the rest of the style. the new screens look awesome though


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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 00:19
Love it...

'cept the bottom. A 'tad clunky.

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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 00:26 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:18
@Bootlicker and DarkFrost,

Thanks for your input, How about this instead?





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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 00:30
Oh! The Player can get infected?



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Quote: "Thanks for your input. How about this instead?"


i quite liked all the other info, just not that thing at the bottom in the middle. you got rid of it in that one but all the other info was gone. xD

fussy huh?


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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 00:34 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:18
@Bootlicker,

The weapon information is displayed based upon if you are carrying a weapon, and if you are using your powers.

When you use your powers for short bursts, your HUD fades out and you see the infection veins instead, then it reverts back to your HUD when you return back to your normal state.

Sorry for the confusion the screenshots caused.

@Wolf,

Quote: "Oh! The Player can get infected?"


In the games story, you are injected with a ability enhancing serum. Unlike the other subjects that mutated or went crazy from the side effects (you'll learn the side effects in game), your powers manifested as you progress throughout the game and you can use them to get through traps and things you usually wouldnt.

Powers:
Guard - Ability to withstand damage for a short amount of time, sacrificing your speed, making you walk slower.
Strength - Allowing you to jump to greater heights and increasing melee damage on enemies when using melee weapons.
Speed (may change) - Allows you to use your agility boost to overcome obstacles.

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Quote: "The weapon information is displayed based upon if you are carrying a weapon, and if you are using your powers.

When you use your powers for short bursts, your HUD fades out and you see the infection veins instead, then it reverts back to your HUD when you return back to your normal state."


holy catfish. that is awesome. know what we all want now? VIDEO.

in that case, looks perfect.


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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 00:38 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:19
@Bootlicker,

There's one coming soon.

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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 01:30 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:19
Update:

And here it is:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcV-crc7pFM

Not that that video is only testing the 'guard' power. There will be other videos showcasing off the other powers on how you can use them in the future.

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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 04:14
Lewis, I haven't been here for some time but I thought I would check how things are coming along on these forums and I noticed your project. I'm very impressed.

I noticed you're using Project Blue but were having some issues with it, is it just that you can't make a final build of your game?


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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 07:44 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:19
@Kerrby,

It was things like the freezing menus that were stopping me from making a finished build.

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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 07:50
Wow, the new powers look great!
it is going to be very interesting to see how they could be used in different situations.

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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 19:59
Question: because the latest version of project blue was giving you issues, didn't you have a earlier working copy before the unstable version to work off of?

Current Project: Lost Contact: Chapter 1
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Posted: 12th Apr 2011 22:14 Edited at: 16th Apr 2011 18:19
@defiler,

No because my computer updated to Windows 7 service pack 1 and wouldnt run the older versions of PB.

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