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FPSC Classic Work In Progress / The Principality of Mars part 3

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Metal Devil123
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Posted: 18th Jul 2010 22:42
301st post! If I was just one post faster...

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Posted: 25th Jul 2010 23:23
OK I have a finished version of the game in a single exe but there is a problem the only way to make it in one exs was to put all the levels together and copy the all the files from my file folder in fps creator now the problem is the game exe is HUGE!!! it's 2.84 GB I'm going through the files deleting the unnecessary stuff but it is still way to large

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Posted: 26th Jul 2010 00:57
its my texture bank its 877mb

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Posted: 26th Jul 2010 01:41 Edited at: 26th Jul 2010 01:41
If even after that there is too much here is a proposal. maybe somone could make atitle page program, that has each of the levels listed. When clicked , it would start that level. this way you would be able to have the first few levels and the menu then the next few levels as a download that could be added to the corresponding game folder with the exe for that set of levels. I'm just thinking of upload space.

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Posted: 26th Jul 2010 10:55
well I turned all the tga files to dds and got the game down to 1.59 GB still way to much mostly its the audio bank there is a hell of a lot of voice acting so it takes up 299 MB I am going through the entity bank seeing if there is anything else I can delete

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Posted: 26th Jul 2010 14:44
try turning your voicework into mono it lowers the bitrate...a bit.

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Posted: 26th Jul 2010 15:04
Go to levelbank and delete testlevel folder,it's created when you load a level,it's useless Saves about 100mb.


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Posted: 27th Jul 2010 00:15
sorry boys but I cant make the game into one exe its just to dam large I turned all the music into ogg and its still over a gigabyte there is no were I can upload a file that big I am going to have to do it a few levels at a time.

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Posted: 27th Jul 2010 01:27 Edited at: 27th Jul 2010 01:57
Do you have winrar?

EDIT:

Sorry, I just noticed you were having problems with the large file. Here is what I would do, use winrar to make multiple files that you can upload to mediafire, filefront, or whatever you prefer. I think 200mb is the limit for some of them, but filefront allows for 600mb, I think.

Here is a pic for you to reference:



I found this tutorial online and this how it was explained.
Quote: "If you compress your file(s), you can enter the volume size in
"Split to volumes" field in the "archive name and parameters dialog"
in general tab to create volumes (multi part archives).

By default it is entered in bytes. But if you add a lowercase letter 'k' at
the end of the volume size, the entered value will be considered as kilobytes
(multiplied by 1024).
Use an uppercase 'K' to denote thousand of bytes (multiply by 1000), '
m' means megabytes and 'M' - million of bytes.

It is also possible to select the volume size from the list associated with
this item. Note that if you are archiving to a removable disk, you may select
"Autodetect" from the list and WinRAR will choose the volume size automatically
for each new volume.

For multiple CD's you can enter for example "700m" for 700MB CD's.
WinRAR creates a multi-volume archive (volname.part001.rar, volname.part002.rar, etc. ) The volumes are 700MB and the last volume may be smaller

If you could not find the Default Profile in the list. You can tell Winrar to create one. Open Winrar from Start menu, select menu Options -> Settings... (or press Ctrl+S). Click on tab Compression, you should see a Settings dialog like the following. Then press Create default... button and set up your own favourite one (it will be default).

"




I hope this helps. If you don't have winrar let me know.

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Posted: 27th Jul 2010 07:01
MegaUpload is unlimited, I think. Atleast I could upload large files there, wich I couldn't on MediaFire and so on.

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Posted: 27th Jul 2010 13:10
right Im going to be at work a lot for the next few days so I can't do it right now but I will release the game in both single exe with multiple downloads and individual levels also does anyone know if you can still trust filefront because my antivirus Mcafee has red listed it

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Posted: 1st Aug 2010 00:47
ok I turned all the music into ogg which get it down to 1.42 GB
anyway here is a screenshoot

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Posted: 1st Aug 2010 03:29
Oh my! Dueling pistols! I am in british steampunk heaven.

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Posted: 1st Aug 2010 04:47
Quote: "Oh my! Dueling pistols! I am in british steampunk heaven."
That's right! I forget sometimes you missed some of the stuff Sf and I did for your story.

Sf, I hope all is going well.

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Posted: 2nd Aug 2010 01:16 Edited at: 2nd Aug 2010 01:17
OK boys and girls I've done it I have uploaded the first 4 levels for you to play there in separate exes I'm afraid but at this point I am just glad to have people play the game I have been working almost a year on I will upload the remaining 4 levels in the next few days but I think I want to redesign one of the levels so I might take longer enjoy

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4NTPM3IP

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Posted: 2nd Aug 2010 18:32
Thanks! I am downloading now!

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2010 01:27
Awesome dude. Downloading both right now.. I'll have a STEAMPUNK eavning .. with tea of course.


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First part was great! downloading the second now!

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2010 16:45
Played the first part yesterday - will play the second part today!

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Second part is great! Now waiting for the third. The good thing is the level design is done well enough that each level being seperate exes is fine. Heck I'm thinking of doing somethng similar. BTW I love the nod to TOC in the first part where the Migo painting was on the wall. Migo or Martian?

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2010 22:27
Wow, I just played the first two parts and I think the best thing by far is the game's personality. It's most obvious in the levels, which are varied enough to never get boring and show the whole spaceship, from the clunky giant-gears-and-pistons underbelly to the plush royal suites. But it also comes out in the newsreels you watch, the infomatic text, the endlessly varied portraits and pictures on the walls, and the fact that this game has guys in giant metal diving suits AND twin duelling pistols. (These, btw, are by far my favourite weapon in the game. What I particularly like is the fact that reloading them takes a surprisingly long time - you have to be patient, but it also feels like the player is really enjoying handling these wonderfully civilised weapons.)

I also really like what you've done with the loading screens. Each of those captured the steampunkiness perfectly, but managed to incorporate my loading-text so it didn't look out of place.

I have a few criticisms but they're not game-breaking. Firstly, I came across some strange boundary-box problems in level 6: there were a few rooms where I bounced up against invisible objects and found it difficult to get past. A bit of crouching, running and jumping got me through, though.

Secondly, the audio balancing in this episode is much better than in previous instalments so have a pat on the back for that, but I think it could be even better. The main problem I found was not that the voices were too quiet (I don't think you could have made them much louder without losing quality) but, rather, that the other background sounds in the game were too loud. Listening to one of the radio messages was fine in a silent room, but if there was hissing or whirring then it became difficult to make out what they were saying (though not impossible). The main culprit was CONSUL which, I confess, I made a bit hard to understand in the first place, so it's probably my fault

But overall I've had great fun playing through this - you can tell it's got lots of time and love poured into it!

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Posted: 3rd Aug 2010 23:51
more than you can possibly imagine my friend well I'm glad you liked it. I was just playing through level 5 a moment ago and your right I don't know what causing that I will try to rectify the problem later

its nice you noticed the migo Disturbing 13 I had a ton of my sisters artwork on my computer so I thought why not

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Posted: 4th Aug 2010 02:52
This is great dude. I really liked the hold "package". Really, really BOTB smelling stuff .
Downloading the last levels now.
Good lord, this is addictive!


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Posted: 4th Aug 2010 15:42
BOTB I should be so lucky I have been trying to get one of those blooming things for the last 3 years

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Posted: 5th Aug 2010 02:18
Very good Sf! I enjoyed it!

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Posted: 6th Aug 2010 22:35
Spoilers ahead for those who haven't played all 9 levels yet:

I just played the final two levels and - WOW! Seriously, the level design and the storytelling suddenly came together in such an incredible way. I loved every second of level 8 - the moments where you suddenly zip from a hologram level to a normal-looking level were absolute genius. And the way you blended the hologram and realistic worlds together - particularly with the vast, cavernous grid-lined ceilings and the upside-down stars - were really impressive, I was thrilled all the way through.

I also really liked the way you gave CONSUL his own explanatory video along with all the WWI/Mars images. (I really loved the clip of Mars, with the station in the background with the orbital rings circling, and a martian battleship floating past in the foreground - it brought the station to life for me all of a sudden.) That's a very important plot moment, with (what I think) is a nicely executed bit of dramatic voice-manipulation, so I'm glad you combined it all into one small, artistic package and let all the various bits speak for themselves.

I also really liked the way you structured the final level. I laughed at the huge doors at first, but they actually work really well as dramatic obstacles, since CONSUL is releasing them as you walk: it really hammers home the fact that there's no way you can win without CONSUL helping you. Plus the doors have giant crowns on them, which is simply fantastic. And I really liked the final few rooms: everything sort of slows down, and the fact you placed one empty room (with lots of portraits) between the player and the Prince where you hear Constantine begging for his life just allowed me to enjoy the tension in the scene, and the fact that I was almost at my goal. The fact the Prince is also very easy to kill (he doesn't have a ridiculous life bar) also made him suddenly very frail at the end of the game, in contrast to his big, bullying presence over the radio.

Overall - many thumbs up!

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Posted: 7th Aug 2010 11:44
well you can thank starmind for little fmv of the palace. the sad fact is the last 2 levels are my favorite but most people wont bother downloading all the parts. anyway thanks Darth Kiwi

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Posted: 7th Aug 2010 12:29
Quote: "most people wont bother downloading all the parts"

Sorry to say this, but i think that the other parts of the "most people" does . If not, i think they have something gone veery wrong in their head. It was really nice to see your progress of this game from the very first thread ooonce back there in the "vanilla" fpsc times without even a name The Principality of Mars, and now in this.
I must say that most people in the board dont even have a motivation to make 3 parts of one game full ready. Even one game is hard to make to the end for some folks, and then you come and make a suberb trilogy with amazing gameplay and story.
*Applauses, applauses*

I fall down from my chair if this doesn't get a BOTB some day. And i really do


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Posted: 7th Aug 2010 15:29
I definitely agree the last two parts are the best - but I think the levels up to that point are good fun, too: there's not a single room that doesn't feel regal or steampunk or (in some cases like the tall red windows early in the game or the giant head statue) downright creepy. I think there's more than enough to hook people in, and then it just gets better And then you get duelling pistols This is definitely the best PoM yet.

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Supurb! All of it. Indeed I have to agree that the last 2 levels were best. I love the malfunctioning vr segments. I have to agree with Heroefol that not allot of people have the motivation to create one game much less a trilogy. The story is definitely one of the best Iv'e experienced. And yes the dueling pistols did rock! I know your taking a break but I do look forward to your next project.

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Posted: 8th Aug 2010 10:55 Edited at: 8th Aug 2010 11:09
aww thanks guys your making me blush but really its nice to know you like the game because it seemed to take an age to make and you may have to wait a very long time for another fpsc project because they just take to dam much of my spare time.
Instead i plan to do a ton of modeling take a look at my deviant art page
http://theprinceofmars.deviantart.com/

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Posted: 24th Aug 2010 10:58
I just reuploaded principality part 1 and 2 because I heard the filefront links went down

part 1
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=44skm9xb
part 2
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=x5haxsu0

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Cool deal, ow those who haven't had the full experience can!

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right all the DL links are down at the moment but I will start reuploading soon starting with level 1
http://www.filefront.com/17597954/The-Principality-of-Mars-part-3-level-1.zip/

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Posted: 3rd Dec 2010 22:59
and some more
level 3
http://www.filefront.com/17598875/POM-3-level-3.zip/

level 4
http://www.filefront.com/17598989/POM 3 level 4.zip

level 5
http://www.filefront.com/17599219/POM 3 level 5.zip

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