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DEAD TECH Episode One (1.0)!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:21 am
by Hor1zon Str1der
Episode One Released (See Changlog)



Somewhere in the vast cold of space, in distant years, old machines reawaken. Technologies long dead and forgotten live once more, and abominations of metal and corrupted code begin to roam the surface.

You are the last human on the planet. Human being relative.



Dead Tech is a science fiction themed Total Conversion designed with GZDoom in mind. Set on a planet in the far flung future, seemingly inhabited entirely by robots. The player takes the roll of a more machine than man cyborg armed with a machine pistol.

SCREENSHOTS:
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Planned features:
Three Ten level episodes
A large and varied enemy roster
A number of bosses
A number of new weapons
An in game story line

1.1.2 Changelog:
Spoiler:


https://www.mediafire.com/file/yu5mph7ffebi6z4/DEAD_TECH_EPISODE_ONE_1.0.pk3/file

Credits:
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Re: {WIP} DEADTECH

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:00 am
by Captain J
Beat the whole demo and i must say, this is promising and totally has own unique feel to it. The dystopian atmosphere that's lifeless but only machines roam around of this TC is brilliant.

Tho i must say the enemies in this game are quite tough to fight even in easiest difficulty. I guess the projectiles are rather fast and they rarely go to Pain State. Small enemies are also pesky to deal with. Especially the aerial one's hit detection is quite weird. I mostly miss my shots when i'm fighting with this thing.

And i would like to see SMG being slightly accurate so i can spare my ammo and snipe the enemies from distance. Otherwise, this TC's cool! This is like Rampancy plus System Shock in one and i love it.

EDIT: oh i mean "System" Shock. Haha

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:22 pm
by ReformedJoe
I like this and I think it has potential.

That being said I have a few points:
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Re: {WIP} DEADTECH

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:50 pm
by Enjay
It's great to see something original like this - and I really like the setting. Loads of potential here.

I have read Captain J and ReformedJoe's comments and I agree with all points made (both pros and cons).

I personally would like a way to switch off the visual overlay. I found it annoying.

I noticed that at least one weapon was not widescreen friendly (fist during its punch frame). I would suggest addressing that because most people have widescreen monitors these days.

Also, GZDoom in bebug mode reports the following warnings on startup:
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Script warning, "DEAD_TECH_DEMO_1.1.pk3:decorate" line 116:
Tried to define class 'MEAT' more than once. Renaming class to 'MEAT@DEAD_TECH_DEMO_1.1.pk3@decorate'
Script warning, "DEAD_TECH_DEMO_1.1.pk3:decorate" line 464:
Tried to define class 'Scanner' more than once. Renaming class to 'Scanner@DEAD_TECH_DEMO_1.1.pk3@decorate'

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:09 pm
by Hor1zon Str1der
Thanks for the feedback. I'll see what I can do about the issues. Should have an updated version sometime in the next few days. Updated Today!

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH

PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:42 pm
by ReformedJoe
Great stuff! Thoughts below.
Spoiler:

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH

PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:44 pm
by Hor1zon Str1der
Thanks. I am planning on implement difficulty level. I'm also going to continue tweak enemy health a bit.

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH

PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:12 pm
by Enjay
Hor1zon Str1der wrote:player no longer 'bleeds' until I can figure out ho to stop the Hunter's laser sights from causing bleeding

As ReformedJoe mentioned, it should be possible to fix this by defining your own bullet puff in DECORATE. If you give the puff the BLOODLESSIMPACT flag (I think) then tell your railgun attack (which is what I think you are using for their lasers?) to use your new puff, then they shouldn't make the player (or anything) bleed.

I've had a very quick look at the new upload. So far so good and I much prefer the significantly reduced screen overlay effect. :)

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH (1.1.2!)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:29 am
by Hor1zon Str1der
NEW Update!

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH (1.1.2!)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:28 pm
by Hor1zon Str1der
Here's a peak at some of the new stuff coming up!

Spoiler:


Episode 1 is pretty close to finished, just two more maps, implementing difficulty levels, and a few more visual changes.

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH (1.1.2!)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:31 pm
by ReformedJoe
Good stuff, I really like the 2nd shot in particular. Glad to see you're still working on this.

Re: {WIP} DEADTECH (1.1.2!)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:31 am
by Hor1zon Str1der
Still working. A lot of stuff(mostly good) happened after the first, so I haven't gotten much done. But I have free time again. The Full Episode one is coming pretty soon 8-)

UPDATE: Episode 1 is out!