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FPSC Classic Work In Progress / Dominic Harvey: Black Out

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Shaka
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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 13:11 Edited at: 1st Apr 2010 05:33



[Story Line]


After being sent to investigate a mysterious series of black outs at Won Epacse City located in the outskirts of Nevada, Dominic Harvey begins uncovers the many secrets hidden within the walls of this eerie location. Only being a journalist for the local paper, Dominic is no action hero. Help him fight for and defend his life as he tries to piece together the mysterious and horrifying truth that lives and breaths behind every corner of this cursed city.

Genre: Horror and Mystery
Rated: M for: Blood and Gore, Language and Intense Violence
Single Player: Yes
Online Play: Yes (Later On)
Mod: Fenix Mod
View: 1st Person
Team: Shaka- Level Developer and Shadowtroid- Scripter



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= Done
= Just About Done
= Started
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Level Progress

Level 1: The City
Level 2: Abandoned Hotel
Level 3: Back Alleys

Level 4: The Defense


The demo will be released after the fourth level is complete!




THE DEMO WILL BE PLACED HERE





Below Are WIP Photo's Of The Game




Level 1: The City
























Level 2: Abandoned Hotel


























Level 3: Back Alleys




























Level 4: The Defense



















Red Eye
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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 13:12
The screen looks empty as u didnt actually lightmapping, bloods is pretty fake.

Tho ur entity placement is pretty good.

Keep this up!


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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 13:18
Thank you for your comments Red Eye!

Is there anything you would like me to fix to make the game better? Im really looking for all the criticism I can get to make this game as best I can.

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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 13:38 Edited at: 2nd Jan 2010 04:12
Alright, that's all the uploading for right now. Ill be sure to update everything as soon as progress is made.

Please feel free to comment or criticize the photos so I will know what to fix before the demo is released.

Thank you all for all your help!



-Shaka

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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 18:50 Edited at: 1st Jan 2010 21:07
This looks awesome!!!btw in that last screenie you could a like a office filing cabinet or desk because i see a bunch of paper but no true source. and you could add a small blue light around the laptop if it is on or light up one of the windows. to make it more realistic the more different light sources the better


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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 21:05 Edited at: 1st Jan 2010 21:07
Quote: "because i see a bunch of paper but no true source"


That is very true! I never thought of that. Ill be sure to add some sort of desk or file cabinet in order to make it a bit more realistic.

Quote: "the more different light sources the better"

T
his is also very true! Im going to add some lights around the map so that way the player doesnt really need to only use his flashlight to see the map. But its just kinda hard cause I want it to be pitch black when ever your flashlight is off but then you can ever really use your gun because you cant see. But natural light sources would make it alot easier!


Thank you bman332211, I am going to take into heavy consideration all your comments! Ill go back and edit my levels now!

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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 21:07
Im glad that i helped you ill keep and eye on this game it looks very cool!


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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 21:10 Edited at: 1st Jan 2010 21:12
Alright! Im really glad you like the game! It's my second full game attempts and im hoping I can get this out to the public for all to try because my first WIP game crashed about half way through production and no one was able to test it out.

Ill be updating the thread as much as possible so every one can check it out as its being developed!


-Shaka

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Posted: 1st Jan 2010 21:53
Pics look good, but the blood looks fake. I suggest looking for free to use textures on the internet or make them better.

Also maybe some billboards-buildings ar the outskirts of the level.
So it will look a lot larger even though its still the same level.

Maybe add some vegetation like trees small plants etc. Though the hedge is okey.

Nice game man.
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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 04:09 Edited at: 2nd Jan 2010 04:11
Quote: "but the blood looks fake."


I know, I am really trying to find a better blood texture. But I don't really know where I can find a more realistic overlay to take its place.

Quote: "some billboards-buildings ar the outskirts of the level."


Hmmm never thought of that, but it does sound very realistic. Ill be sure to add some more buildings around the map to make it seem like youre in just a small area of a larger town. Thank you for that!



Quote: "add some vegetation like trees small plants etc."


Very nice idea as well! Ill download some free trees and stuff like that and implement them into the beginning level!


Thank you for all you help Cheese Cake. Ive always followed your work on the forums and I am always impressed when ever I see your products. So it means al ot to see you like the game! I hope it wont let you down!

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 05:07 Edited at: 2nd Jan 2010 05:08
Level one is now complete!



Now time to complete the other half and edit level two and get started on level three!

Thank you to:
Cheese Cake
bman332211
Red Eye

You all helped point out stuff about the first two levels and speed up production! And thank you for being the first three to support the game!

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 06:52
New pictures of the first level are about to be uploaded now!

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 06:56 Edited at: 2nd Jan 2010 06:59






What do you all think?

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 11:13
Here are some new photos of level 2: Inside one of the buildings!





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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 11:14
Keep in mind, there isn't suppose to be much lighting because of all the black outs.

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 11:51 Edited at: 3rd Jan 2010 07:21
Here are some more!



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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 12:01
What are some opinions about the above photos? Every comment is welcome!

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The picture with the hedge is looking great. Better then the previous one.
Love the improvements, the inside screenies are also looking fine.
As for the piano i would add a little chair in front of it.
And maybe for the last screenie add some paper overlays for the floor, i thought some were released on the forums a while ago.


And the inside screenie with the lockers, looking very nice.
Though i would add some pipes... just some small pipes in the back of the room.
Just going from one wall to the other. And dont know if you have the theater model pack from bond1?

If you do however, i would suggest if you added the pipes using some of his falling water effects cause they look great.

Again, nice screenies cant wait for a demo.

"Fromage Cake"
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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 17:36
Looks great! awesome improvements

btw. You could ask yourself what caused the Blackout? or how? and you could answer by saying

1) The power line broke,or something broke it.(if this is the case add broken power line with sparks from sprite pack 1, if you have it)

2) Someone or thing destroyed the main generator( if this is the case somewhere in the level you can put a generator room with the broken generator , also with some sparks)

Just think about whats happens in a real blackout in the city


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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 22:36
Quote: "As for the piano i would add a little chair in front of it."

Hahah wow, I completely forgot about that! Ill add it now.


Quote: "add some paper overlays for the floor,"

Yeah it is lookin a little plain there, ill put those in too!


Quote: "hough i would add some pipes"

I have the model pack 3 pipes but that's it. (For pipes) I have every model pack up until 25 I think. But ill go ahead and add those in right now too!


Quote: "Again, nice screenies cant wait for a demo."

The demo will be coming as soon as the 4th level is done! so really really soon!


Quote: "Looks great! awesome improvements"

WooHoo! Another good comment!


Quote: "You could ask yourself what caused the Blackout? or how?"

That is true. And what I am planing on doing is later on... maybe the forth level, you'll come across a chewed up and completely thrashed generator room and that will then tie into the secret behind the city.
I am just not so sure how I am gonna do this because outside is lit but inside is pitch black... so maybe that will just be part of the story too! Haha



Alright well I am going to try and get 98% of level 2 done before today so keep checking in for more screen shots!
Thank you all for you're help with that level editing!
Ill be sure to let you know when the demo is out!

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2010 22:55
A zombie chew on teh wires?

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Quote: "A zombie chew on teh wires?"


Hahaha No, you'll have to find out when the demo and game is released!

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2010 05:22
Rated M: for awesomeness lol. Looks good man like the light.
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Posted: 3rd Jan 2010 05:30
I like the style and you've got some nice models in there

Looking good.

Brian.

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2010 06:06 Edited at: 3rd Jan 2010 06:07
Quote: "Rated M: for awesomeness lol. Looks good man like the light."


Thank you OutdooGamer! Im really happy you like it! Im hoping you'll love to play it just as much!


Quote: "I like the style and you've got some nice models in there"

Hahah yeah I am really trying to use everythin I got to make this game as full as possible! I hope you'll enjoy the soon to come demo! I am psyched that you find the game cool because you're a damn good game maker! Im really surprised you like it!

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New photos from level 2 are coming very soon!

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Im uploading pictures now!

Keep in mind that they're very wip so be gentle! Haha

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Ok, they look good, but in the 1st screen, do you have some light coming from the window or just teh decals? And the 2nd screenie, look at the very left. LoL. At teh basket. But it looks good.

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Quote: "in the 1st screen, do you have some light coming from the window or just teh decals"


There is a small light source but ill increase the strength so its more vibrant.

Quote: "2nd screenie, look at the very left. LoL. At teh basket"


Hahah wow,I dont know how I didnt catch that!


Ill go back and make these corrections now!

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2010 10:25
Okay so i went back and edited my work.. here are the new screen shots!

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On the last picture, if you stare at a little higher than the center of the image, you'll see why I made it so dark in this room. Your flashlight is mysteriously inactive when inside this room.

(Where can I find that script BTW) make a gun inactive when in a trigger zone.

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I think it was only possible with a mod... Dont know which mod though.
Thought it was Fenix mod or Plystire's mod.

Anyway like the screenies so far and as Metal Devil pointed out.
Those were already taken care off. Also like that you replaced the wall textures in the new screenies.

Else every wall would share the same texture and that would be to repetive.

Again, nice job!

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2010 14:39
I'll help you I'll work on that script today there may be another way though.
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Do you use fenix mod. I hope cause you have to have fenix mod.

Ok this is the one you would put in a trigger zone at the entrance. to disable


and this is the one to enable fire when leaving the room


just put it in main for trigger zones
already tested it it works

hope this helps
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Posted: 3rd Jan 2010 15:32
Looks nicer already. And that bathroom is very moody Keep it up! I like your work. And OutdoorGamer: Can other people use that script or did you make it just for Shaka?

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Anyone can use it it's fine with me.
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Awesome new pics this game is turning out great! I will be away untill next Saturday so I will be offline untill then. I can't wait to see the update in progress then. Bye


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Quote: "Anyway like the screenies so far and as Metal Devil pointed out.
Those were already taken care off. Also like that you replaced the wall textures in the new screenies.

Else every wall would share the same texture and that would be to repetive."


Thank you Cheese Cake! Yeah, I noticed I was using the same segment over and over and I thought it would be nice to switch things up a bit! Im glad i caught that cause im sure it would of gotten annoying after a while.


OutdoorGamer

Wow, that was extremely generous of you. Im so happy you wrote that script because it would of really ruined the suspense of that particular point in the game. Ill for sure be putting your name into the "Special Thanks" part of the credits! Thank you so much!

Quote: "Awesome new pics this game is turning out great! I will be away until next Saturday so I will be offline until then. I can't wait to see the update in progress then. Bye"

Thank you a bunch for your comments and help with editing the in-game screenies! Im sad to hear you wont be around for a bit but ill be sure to keep updating the game as much as possible so you can have something to look forward to while you're off the forums. And who knows, maybe there will be a nice shiny demo waiting for you when you get back!

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No problem man, just wanted to help out. I hope to see a demo soon. Game looks really good.

-OutdoorGamer
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Posted: 4th Jan 2010 03:00 Edited at: 4th Jan 2010 03:22
Production is moving along very fast! The demo should be able to be uploaded by this upcoming weekend! Hopefully...

But if not, then for sure next weekend.

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Posted: 4th Jan 2010 03:46
Level 2 is about 85% done!!

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Here is a picture from the end of level two... You found one source of the black out. But behind me in this picture is what the power is being generated for. I left that our of the picture so the game player will still have some sort of curiosity to play the game!

Tell me what you think of the picture. Tell me what I should fix.


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That looks very nice! Where did you get that decal or did you make it? But one thing! The blood splat on teh floor leaves a horrible square shadow. Maby make it dynamic or edit teh floor texture, so the blood is part of the floor. But it looks still very nice. Keep it up. OH! And tehre's a light without source on the back. Or is it from the window? But teh window looks like it's boarded, so I think it's a light without source. But it's nice screenie still.

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Thank you Metal Devil for always leaving good feedback on this game!
Thats a decal from the sprite pack actually! I didnt make it... I wish!
I keep removing that random light but it just keeps comin back in the test game... its really strange. But ill get that fixed!
Ill also try and get that blood problem fixed as well. I think switching it to dynamic will change it!



Can anyone help me with this? Im using this script so the player can press TAB to bring up his journalism folder, where the player will document anything that could help lead to the secret to the city. But every time you bring it up, it wont go away. It never comes off the screen, not even if you die. I pressed tab again, I held tab, but still it wont come off. Is there something wrong with this script?






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wait I think I know... On state1 do i need to put "objectives1.png" ??? ill test that out real quick.

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That didnt work...

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I don't know anything about scripting, but I hope someone here can help you. And swiching the overlay to dynamic would help.

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I'll help you man. One sec let me get together first. lol

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