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03 Sep 17, 12:08
By Windawz
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03 Sep 17, 17:04
By Admer456
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@Windawz
If people feel confused, they can either ask someone, or take a look at the idTech family tree.

idTech 2 is the Quake engine but it's also Quake 2's engine (but, as Snehk said, it was modified for it).

Also, look at this... thing:

04 Sep 17, 12:46
By abbadon
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Man, you can map... O_o I repeat... do a good map pack and pack them as a mod, I am sure we all will love it. ^_^
04 Sep 17, 13:19
By Admer456
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@abbadon
There's a problem, though: high school. It starts tomorrow and I won't have any time left for mapping. Maybe a few hours per day during the weekends, but until the summer and winter breaks, that's pretty much it. tongue - :P

The entire map is pretty much playable now, and it's pretty long. I'm referring to what's been done in the editor. The final half of the map still needs to be created. That's basically the part when you take the path to destroy the castle. grin - :D
The map is currently at 27k clipnodes. I'm not really surprised, considering the size of the map:



Gak! - :gak:
It's big.
04 Sep 17, 17:44
By abbadon
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I know, I know, Admer. wink-wink - ;) I was just adding my wishlist for the future wink-wink - ;) "ADMATRON: the Quake 1 Mod", hahahaha!! Ridiculous Ties! - :walter: sorry glad - :glad:
04 Sep 17, 18:56
By Snehk
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QuAdmer would be more fitting...
04 Sep 17, 20:47
By Admer456
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"QuAdmer" would be weird to pronounce, lol.
Another alternative name would be Quake456. Lol.
04 Sep 17, 21:22
By Windawz
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QuAdmer sounds nice.
04 Sep 17, 21:38
By Admer456
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I once worked on a mod called "Admer: The game".
ROFL.

But yeah, Qadmer, QuAd or QuAdmer would be nice. tongue - :P
05 Sep 17, 11:14
By abbadon
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+1 vote for "Quadmer". Hope to see it some day. tongue - :P
05 Sep 17, 13:09
By UrbaNebula
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Quadmer is actually easier to say than Admer in my opinion. I have to say "Adam-er"
05 Sep 17, 13:25
By Snehk
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@Admer456 - You were outvoten, now you have to make that Quake mod.
05 Sep 17, 13:47
By Rimrook
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Quake vs Admer

Admer Mod: The Quakening

Admer Wrecks Quake

Half Admer Half Quake

Good Morning Quake with Admer
05 Sep 17, 16:32
By Admer456
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@Urby
I.m.o. "Quadmer" is like "Qu-adam-er", so it's a bit harder. laughing - :lol:
Unless it's pronounced like "Quad-mer".

Admer is even harder to pronounce for us native south-Slavic speakers. "Udd-mehr"
If we ever talk to each other on one occasion, you'd hear the two correct pronunciations. tongue - :P
05 Sep 17, 17:36
By Snehk
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And then we poles pronounce everything just like we write it in our language. Admer is pronounced Admer.
05 Sep 17, 19:03
By Admer456
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That's what I meant, I just wanted to make it easier for people who probably don't know the phonetic pronunciation of my name. tongue - :P

The original "Admer" is pronounced like "Udd-mehr", while the second version, appropriate for English speakers, is pronounced like "Add-mer". Lol.



Well, it looks like I've started working on the 3rd part. tongue - :P
05 Sep 17, 19:29
By Snehk
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There is a simple solution for that problem though. Either make player character say it, or let people pronounce it how they want.

Also, polish pronounciation of Admer is similar to Add-mer.
05 Sep 17, 19:54
By Admer456
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@Snehk
So, Poles would say my name like the Americans do? XD
You know what? Germans pronounce it the best. My name totally sounds good in German. tongue - :P

I actually once worked on my HL mod about me, and yeah... too bad I'll never finish it.
Basically, it would feature a bunch of characters (including good, old Jody the foxgirl :3) and there would be dialogue. My name would be said a lot of times, lol.
For some reason, a part of me wants me to work on the mod again. Uh oh...

Yeah, I'm looking forward to working on it once more. smile - :)
05 Sep 17, 20:14
By Snehk
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Not the same as American or British, just a bit similar.

You can check with Google Translate using the speaker button - use the one on left though.

Or with Visual Basic Scripts. You can make your sound card say what you write in a script on Windows OS.
08 Sep 17, 12:15
By Snehk
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Woo, doublepost!

Gave procedural texture generation a try. It's much quicker and easier to get nice, seamless textures this way.





08 Sep 17, 12:34
By Windawz
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Procedural texture generation?
08 Sep 17, 12:53
By Snehk
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I use a node based editor to generate textures using things like patterns, noises and numerous filters.
08 Sep 17, 13:09
By Rimrook
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Zeuxis or NeoTextureEdit?
08 Sep 17, 13:10
By Windawz
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I need to try these out... I have always been bad at texture creation.
08 Sep 17, 13:16
By Snehk
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These were done in NeoTextureEdit, but I also can use Blender for this.

09 Sep 17, 19:05
By Admer456
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Cube 2: Sauerbraten.
I decided to check out how Cube mapping is and maybe make a map. I was nicely surprised:





3D menus + good performance + interesting 'brushwork' flow + co-op mapping feature. I adore it.


Seriously, these lightmaps are so detailed...
11 Sep 17, 16:04
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I've decided to go back to my first "big" mapping project. grin - :D
My school map holds a special place in my heart, so I wanted to remake it. And now that I'm going to high school, I'll absolutely have to remember my elementary school somehow. So, this map is super-early, and there will be A LOT of work to do, but I know exactly how to maintain the development. >:)

I have the pictures, I have some textures, I know how it looks.
Oh, also:

Hahahahaha, south-Slavs will understand the best. wink-wink - ;)
This sprite was made for the event when I played CS at school with my classmate. :3

Except now I'm going for a more friendly theme: defending the school from an alien invasion.

Yes, this is for Sven Co-op. One part of the players will arrive in a battle tractor, while the other part will just wait for them at the school. tongue - :P
11 Sep 17, 16:49
By Suparsonik
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Withstood the post-nuke test.
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idTech 2 is the Quake engine but it's also Quake 2's engine (but, as Snehk said, it was modified for it).


id Tech 1 is Quake, id Tech 2 is Quake 2, id Tech 3 is Quake 3, id Tech 4 is DOOM 3, and id Tech 5 is RAGE. DOOM's engine (as well as Wolfenstein's engine) used for the first two games was never really given a name since it was only licensed out to a select few companies. Some call them id Tech 1, some call them id Tech 0, and others call them id Tech, but they're really just called by the name of the game that used them. The "id Tech" names only came about simply for the convenience of licensing and making the engines sound less specific to one game.
11 Sep 17, 17:59
By Admer456
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Whatever, I'll call it id Tech 1. >:P
11 Sep 17, 22:35
By Snehk
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Changed several design decisions lately - the project would be slightly more linear, without character customisation and too much rpg mechanics. I started making simple and crude concept arts.



This is view from Dhynn's Spike, from where you can see Height Keep on mountain tops far away. This would be also an excellent view point in Deadlands, if not for the fact that most of it is hidden behind several layers of thick, green fog. The fog stays at low altitude, but from within the valleys it would look like an overcast, green-ish sky.
12 Sep 17, 10:55
By Shepard62700FR
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id Tech 1 is Quake


WRONG

id Tech 1 is DOOM, DOOM: Plutonia, DOOM: TNT, DOOM 2 and all the other games that shipped them in a bundle (like Ultimate DOOM).

Quake is "Quake engine". Quake with the multiplayer stuff is "QuakeWorld engine"
12 Sep 17, 13:33
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hello i have started to model a helmet, i am planning to work more on materials, giving them rust/scratches smile - :)

there is a little detail i dont like, it came up meanwhile in process of modelling and i cant fix that, just pay attence on the place where glass is connecting with top of helmet

12 Sep 17, 15:10
By Admer456
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So, I'm glad that nobody was a butt, saying bad things about my school map. smile - :)
This version is really more focused on saving the school, rather than destroying it, so I'm not surprised.

@ninja defuse
Looks like a HEV helmet, lol. Since it's somewhat boxy, I'd assume it belonged to a HEV Mark I suit. grin - :D
I don't know, it just looks "classic" to me.

@Shepard
Finally...

Also, I think of this id Tech 2 situation as if it were Source. Like, HL2 is on Source, but CS:GO is also using Source, although it uses a newer version of it. So, I think that Quake and Quake II are both on id Tech 2, but the older iteration of id Tech 2 is called "Quake engine". tongue - :P
13 Sep 17, 09:42
By Snehk
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Another crappy textures test...



13 Sep 17, 12:55
By Windawz
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Awesome...
13 Sep 17, 14:23
By Snehk
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Notice lack of texture blending - engine requires vertex painting for it, so making modelled terrain is not only easier, but also possibly better looking.

Nothing stops from building level completely out of brushes. Engine can handle more than 65k tris. It's lighting that always killed it and required a lot of optimisation.

Next on improvement list: Squash some SE2 bugs, get M&B combat system and Thief like climbing (ports from The Darkmod), implement PoM.
13 Sep 17, 18:26
By Windawz
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@Snehk

Quote:
"Notice lack of texture blending - engine requires vertex painting for it, so making modelled terrain is not only easier, but also possibly better looking."


So idTech 4 doesn't have anything like displacements?
13 Sep 17, 19:22
By Snehk
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You have patches and patch subdivision, which works roughly the same. It may not have displacements, but it has curved terrain and supports NURBS and CatmullRom curves (so you can make things like cameras follow easily set up curve instead of path entities). But modelled terrain is easier, and vertex painting gives much more control over the blended texture than messing with displacements (like in source).

Terrain from patch meshes with subdivisions, 2 parts tutorial.
15 Sep 17, 19:06
By Crollo
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Looks pretty good Ninja, however you should really relax those edges up.
If you look at any professional 3d art, you'll notice they will have very exaggeratedly smooth edges. This helps translate the edges at lower resolution and/or when not very close to the object.

Racer445 is a great asset to learn from even if you don't intend to create 3D art for video games. He has worked in the industry for AAA studios and has a wealth of knowledge to share for it.
20 Sep 17, 18:07
By Snehk
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Starting with a simple fence model. It's still low-poly. I'll give it some more details, then make even much higher poly version to bake normals off. Once exported and scaled 16x up (I work in 16x smaller scale than engine), the base will be 24 units high, 16 wide and 136 long. Bars will be 128 units high, so overally the model will be 152 units high.



It can be snapped together with another fence like this, or an end cap model.



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More rounded bars, smoothing works nicely on it, though larger bars are still somewhat jaggy.



20 Sep 17, 20:38
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Since screenshots have been about modelling lately, I guess it's time to show how much of a noob I am in 3DS Max. tongue - :P

This is something for CryEngine 1. There will be a beam in the middle, and I'll use the beam to test out some cool things with materials in CE.

Even though the model actually started out as a project for testing texture properties, it served another purpose: practising how to design stuff. I started with just one plane (which I split in half) and a circle. After a few minutes:



And then:







As much as I'm a fanboy of CSG-based mapping (or BSP), I sort of like this way of making maps, or at least in CryEngine. grin - :D
I would've used Far Cry 1 assets, but they don't suit my needs. So, I decided to make my own. This is pretty new to me. smile - :)
02 Oct 17, 21:12
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03 Oct 17, 11:43
By Bruce
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wow that looks epic and you didnt even use custom textures or am i wrong?
03 Oct 17, 12:48
By Trempler
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lovely
03 Oct 17, 13:19
By Windawz
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@Bruce

I didn't.
03 Oct 17, 15:57
By Mr Gnang
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Do these things reproduce? Is this a family? Are they happy?
03 Oct 17, 18:31
By Trempler
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LoL grin - :D thats what I call a 3some
04 Oct 17, 05:06
By Admer456
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A family spore. Lol. tongue - :P
05 Oct 17, 17:24
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05 Oct 17, 17:35
By kruk
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Was doing a concept sculpt of a character for my mod ;]

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