[WIP] Virus - Episode 1 "Shareware Release"

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Postby Risen » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:45 am

Hmm... different colors for each direction a wall faces? I look forward to seeing your scripts for rotating polyobjects. :)


Ben2k9 wrote:no not that one (however i have played that one), it was basically "Descent in your PC!" and had a gimmick of using your desktop items as stuff, you flew round destroying Viruses and stuff, it came out in about 2000 or so


Opeartion: Inner Space? I think that was 1995...
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Postby Enjay » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:46 am

Cutmanmike wrote:That needs adding to ours.

This one is probably even more useful on these boards:
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bagheadspidey wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hired_Guns


Oooh, I remember hired guns. A couple of friends of mine had it and I was trying to remember what it was called just the other day. I didn't play it much myself, but it always looked cool.


Anyway, back to Phobus' Virus...
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Postby Phobus » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:05 am

@Risen: Fortunately for me I won't have to consider that, as I changed the plans around a little to have the textures be interchangeable and stuff, so I can get more out of them... plus anything that moves would be purple (such as the door you can just about see in the third screen)
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Postby Cutmanmike » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:14 am

Looks whacky, like it.
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Postby Enjay » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:34 am

Certainly interesting looking. I find that solid colours disrupt the perception of movement with the player, but you've (hopefully) got enough variation in there to counter that problem.
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Postby Project Dark Fox » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:42 am

Enjay wrote:Certainly interesting looking. I find that solid colours disrupt the perception of movement with the player, but you've (hopefully) got enough variation in there to counter that problem.

The lighting level isn't 255, so that helps automatically.
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Postby Phobus » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:42 pm

Yeah, I found the thing that helps is to use a lower lighting level (224 is the highest I've used) as it helps give the place more feel. However, I will be sure to have no completely bland rooms, so as to make sure you can tell where you're going.
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Postby Project Dark Fox » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:47 pm

It does give an instant feeling of "arcade", though. Like, retro-style and shit.
I'm looking forward to this. :)
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Postby Risen » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:08 pm

Didn't see the screens until now. I really like what you're doing with this.

Have you considered using GZDoom for this, so you can use models? Very low-poly models would fit right in here.
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Postby Phobus » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:13 pm

I've got no experience with model making, and I've already done most of the monsters as sprites (though the one I'm on now will take a long time, unless I think of an easier way to make it).

Otherwise, models don't seem like too bad an idea, and they would fit the idea quite nicely.
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Postby spoone » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:06 pm

Phobus how long do you think it will take for this mod to get finished?
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Postby Phobus » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:25 pm

Well... at the rate the Meshwalker is taking me, forever.

In reality, I reckon I could have the monsters done in a week or so (though school will start soon, so my estimates are subject to skew), quicker if I think of something easy to do for the two after this one.

After that, I'll draw up the titlepic, which won't take that long, and then find some title music... which will take hardly any time at all. So we'll call it 8 days from now and resources will be complete. The map... well, as I'll be highly motivated to do stuff with my creations, it'll go quite quickly, and as I'll have loads of ideas (spriting gives me time to think of mapping ideas) I'll be looking at about a week or two for that. So... at worst, I reckon a month, more likely about 3 weeks or so.

Don't hold me to it though. Things can happen.
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Postby XutaWoo » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:48 pm

You should really see if someone can give you the models. Low-polys really would help the feel.
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Postby wildweasel » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:24 pm

I like this - the old-school approach reminds me of the old Incentive Freescape games from the late 80's, like Driller and Total Eclipse.
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Postby Unknown_Assassin » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:28 pm

That looks fun to play! :D I'm certainly looking forward to this.
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