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Revert3D

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08 Apr 18, 16:43
By Screamernail
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I've found and grew a huge interest on this engine. It's an old-school one that is inspired by System Shock 1. You just have to look up what it has and I want to have a Revert3D buddy that I can learn from.

What is your thoughts about the engine? It can run on any Windows computer so it doesn't do any harm to any current computer. Test it out.
09 Apr 18, 19:04
By Rimrook
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09 Apr 18, 20:50
By Snehk
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It'd be better if you just focus on one engine and one project at a time until you finish it. It's good to have many ideas, but working only on one will get you results faster than developing several things at the same time.
10 Apr 18, 01:12
By Rimrook
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Not entirely true. Sometimes it’s healthy for the project and person to step back and clear your head of it for a while with something else. It’s not always about faster results, but better results.
10 Apr 18, 06:43
By Snehk
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Yeah, but this guy does it all the time. He starts one thing and immediately shifts to another.
10 Apr 18, 13:42
By UrbaNebula
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monster_urby
Looks a little bit too retro for me this one. I like the build and original Doom engines but that's probably as far back as I would go.
10 Apr 18, 19:32
By Rimrook
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Retro is a style. I want to try a thing or two with it and see what happens.
11 Apr 18, 12:23
By Screamernail
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Retro is a style. I want to try a thing or two with it and see what happens.


Do that! Definitely! It might be the only engine that I should work with for now too. It's soundless, but I can counter that with visual indication and player imagination.
23 Apr 18, 16:08
By Screamernail
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This post needs to return.
23 Apr 18, 16:11
By Instant Mix
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Title commitment issues
Not sure it does to be honest
23 Apr 18, 16:15
By Screamernail
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Revert3D needs to be used. It is a straight shame if it would just vanish like any other fanmade engine.
23 Apr 18, 17:51
By Instant Mix
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Title commitment issues
nothing "needs" to be used. It's old and outdated, seems to no longer be developed for, hugely lacking in features (even in comparison to goldsrc). There's a reason things vanish, and that's because they become obsolete - just like this engine. I know you want to make projects using it, but you can't force people to want to use something they have no interest in
23 Apr 18, 19:54
By Rimrook
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Aw very true. The more I look at it, the more I want to retrotize goldsource and just use that because I know it’ll be good.

Still haven’t tried Revert yet though. Might be soon.

It appealed to me because it seems quick and easy to use, as well as being lightweight and self-contained.
24 Apr 18, 13:10
By Rimrook
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Anyone got a link for this that works?
24 Apr 18, 16:08
By Screamernail
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Got mine here https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic
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25 Apr 18, 14:55
By Rimrook
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I kinda tried. It's really clunky. It would take more effort than I currently have to give to make something impressive.

I see the potential as a self-contained game kit in of this type, but it has a looooooong way to go to be anything substantial. It also appeals to a niche group that is possibly dying out. I honestly though I'd be able to get into it, but I didn't even like games in that style when I was younger. My first FPS was Halflife anyway, and I've never played Wolfenstein, Doom, Duke Nuken 3D, or any of those.

I could literally write a thesis on what the developer could or should do with this engine, but what would be the point? Nothing has been updated in like 5-6 years or more, not even sure. Also, working with it makes me want to fire up Halflife and map something, but I JUST got back from an incredibly stressful California adventure and I do have to prioritize my projects for pretty much the rest of the year.

This has been a weird experience for me. I would certainly encourage anyone else to try it. It's not bad, but it's not good. It's simply a tricky canvas if you want a challenge.
25 Apr 18, 15:04
By UrbaNebula
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I've never played Wolfenstein, Doom, Duke Nuken 3D, or any of those.

ION MAIDEN comes out this year. Treat yourself.

25 Apr 18, 16:03
By Screamernail
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@RimRook

Yeah it's quite limited and buggy but it still got enough potential that it actually needs to be finished. Revert3D or not, the idea of this is too great to be forgotten. (Thanks to the Marathon series I got into this kind of stuff)
25 Apr 18, 16:23
By Rimrook
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Yeah I got a good number of crashes in.

I agree it needs to be finished. For some reason I can’t place objects. It’s like the O hot key just doesn’t work or something and I can’t find a workaround.

Also, adding new textures is stupid easy, but it’s weird that they are all so large. I thought they were going to be 64 squared but they were all 256 in the Saturn group and 128 in the Shocktex group. I tried a 64x64 texture and found it doesn’t look good with the texture filtering. That might just be my gfx card. However, playing the example ship map, I noticed nothing else was filtered, just the walls, floor, and ceiling. Everything else was pixelled and sharp which looks good.

The kit and engine could use a good phoenixing. Someone needs to adopt it, just don’t know who would.
25 Apr 18, 16:29
By Screamernail
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I couldn't work with expanding it because I have too much to do on other projects. But if I where to find someone who could work on it then I would.

And what do you mean by O doesn't work? It worked to me.
25 Apr 18, 16:48
By Rimrook
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Yeah, strangest thing. Nothing ever happened when I pressed it.
16 May 18, 18:50
By Screamernail
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Hey did you learn how the scripting works? Or anything?
17 May 18, 19:18
By Rimrook
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No I never got anything working properly.
18 May 18, 15:00
By Screamernail
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I didn't even try scripting something, but I would guess somethings up with your computer if nothing worked.
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