Post your screenshots! WIP thread Created 14 years ago2007-12-16 00:58:58 UTC by doodle doodle

Created 14 years ago2007-12-16 00:58:58 UTC by doodle doodle

Posted 1 year ago2020-10-01 17:18:48 UTC Post #344745
Seedee's tools basically introduce a new tooltexture and fix the portal files.
Hammer, J.A.C.K., Sledge, basically any editor out there, refuse to open .prt files due to the way VHLT generates them. Seedee's tools basically fix that AFAIK. (so do my tools, but I won't mention those any time soon ;) )
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Nem's batch compiler should expose everything you need to do with VHLT for now. There are maybe some features that it doesn't expose, but they're rarely used anyway.
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Posted 1 year ago2020-10-06 11:31:47 UTC Post #344752
Lemme just drop a slight thingy here ;) all using CZ assets to make an actual character.
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Posted 1 year ago2020-10-11 17:12:27 UTC Post #344758
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WILL I GET YOU INTO A PLAYABLE STATE THIS YEAR?!
I THINK SO!
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My classmates have been waiting for basically 3 years at this point LOL
I will probably make a few new big textures to cover larger areas, and release some sorta preview.
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2020-10-11 18:43:14 UTC Post #344759
I feel like you've been working on this map for as long as you've been alive
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 1 year ago2020-10-11 19:02:57 UTC Post #344760
In reality, I just worked on it sporadically throughout the last 3 years, which is basically how I work on any large map. Lol
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2020-10-13 17:00:05 UTC Post #344766
Made very little progress on my Sven Co-op campaign lately (because of my free time becoming an increasingly sporadic resource), but I'm pretty proud of the "ceiling" I managed to come up with, even though it took me more than an afternoon:
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Posted 1 year ago2020-10-13 17:37:54 UTC Post #344767
Looking good. :D
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Posted 1 year ago2020-10-14 14:05:23 UTC Post #344772
Hi Admer, got the same effect in ZWC using smoke sprites. :)
Posted 1 year ago2020-10-14 19:36:28 UTC Post #344773
I mean, I used to do it with smoke sprites too. It's just that smoke sprites are, well, entities. They use edicts, and you can't have too many of them. :|
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2020-10-17 13:27:30 UTC Post #344777
Time to show some dumb screenshots from my even dumber ioquake3 fork.
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Since school started, I decided to start working on a little engine project for next year's Bosnian gamedev competition. It's gonna be a heavily modified Quake 3 engine that shares some of its ideas and philosophy with GoldSRC and CryEngine. What that actually means will be explained some other day.

So... what is this? A blue dynamic light entity? No. It only looks like it. I'll explain what's going on. Simply put, the engine is managing two entity systems at once.

The engine was originally written in C, and as such, the concept of entity classes isn't achieved via classes themselves. It still does it the way Quake and Quake 2 did it, by using structs and function pointers. Nothing wrong with the approach, depending on the scale of the game.
For example:
void func_breakable_pain( gentity_t* self, gentity_t* attacker, int damage )
{
    if ( self->health - damage <= 0 )
    {
        // Gib me
        GibEntity( self, 0 );
        // Remove entity from world
        G_FreeEntity( self );
    }
}

void func_breakable_use( gentity_t* self, gentity_t* other, gentity_t* activator )
{
    // Damage itself when triggered
    func_breakable_pain( self, activator, self->health );
}

void SP_func_breakable( gentity_t* self )
{
    G_SpawnInt( "health", "50", &self->health );
    G_SpawnString( "model", 0, &self->model );

    trap_SetBrushModel( self, self->model );

    // Link entity into world
    trap_LinkEntity( self );
    self->takedamage = 1;
    self->pain = func_breakable_pain;
    self->use = func_breakable_use;
}
I'm not satisfied with that though. To get what satisfies me, it'd take much more work to modify the existing system, than to make a new one from scratch. So the latter is exactly what I'm doing.

This is how it'd approximately be in the new system:
class FuncBreakable : public BaseQuakeEntity
{
public:
    void Spawn() override
    {
        health = spawnArgs->GetInt( "health", 50 );
        takeDamage = DamageTypes::All;
    }

    void Use( IEntity* activator, IEntity* caller, UseType useType, float value ) override
    {
        Pain( activator, health );
    }

    void Pain( IEntity* attacker, int damage ) override
    {
        if ( health - damage <= 0 )
        {
            SpawnGibs( GetOrigin(), 20, "models/somegibs.md3" );
            MarkForRemoval(); // next tick, this entity is gone
        }
    }

    const int GetEntityFlags() override
    {
        return EntityFlags::SolidBrushEntity | EntityFlags::Static; // will automatically set up a brush model, movement type and solidity
    }

private:
    int health{ 0 };
}
This is just there to get you the basic idea. There's a ton of other stuff I've had in mind for this project.

The blue light is there instead of a visible brush entity, because I didn't finish the networking code. The netcode treats the entity from the new system as if it were one from the legacy system, so it ends up writing the data entirely wrongly, and the client, of course, interprets it wrongly. It's a miracle that it didn't crash the game LOL

Other than that, I'm messing with it just so I can get an excuse to use TrenchBroom instead of J.A.C.K. (even though J.A.C.K. also supports Q3)
I'm loving it so far!
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Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2020-11-20 13:11:31 UTC Post #344903
Hi! I've been mapping for Source/GoldSrc since 2009 but haven't shown my face here yet. I've got some Goldsrc bits I've been working on to show though!
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I finished my first full-sized project this Halloween in the form of a story based Gmod map. These days I'm more oriented on art/design and music work, but I wanted to have something to put out after years of learning the craft:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2271767489
Posted 1 year ago2020-11-20 13:15:05 UTC Post #344904
I remember those two first screenshots from a ModDB video or something. owo
Nice work!
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2020-11-20 13:24:23 UTC Post #344905
Yeah! I had plans to build a mod a while ago, but I ran out of steam for it. This might be the video!
Posted 1 year ago2020-11-20 13:58:16 UTC Post #344907
Oh yes, that is the video indeed. Very cool stuff.
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2020-11-27 22:41:51 UTC Post #344960
Hi there!

Long term lurker on TWHL so thought I'd finally post something! I've been modding/mapping Half-Life since my teens but only recently got back into it as something to occupy me during lockdown this year. Below are a few images from my mod 'Crossfire' that, in all honesty, was never intended to be a playable mod, but now seems to have taken over my free time! I'm about 8 maps deep at the moment, I might make a ModDB page in the future, but for now, enjoy some screengrabs :)
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Posted 1 year ago2020-11-28 10:49:23 UTC Post #344961
That's looking good. Nightwatch textures always give great brushwork a little extra kick.

@sirdownloadsalot: That brushwork and the gameplay looks great, but something about the lighting looks off. It's all a little one-note. It looks to use a single colour overall and there isn't a lot of variety and barely any shadows. Talking to a couple of mappers about the shots last night and it could be that you're compiling RAD with too many bounces or there are just too many light sources that are the same colour?

I hate to dwell on the negatives, but literally everything else in those shots and that footage look fantastic!
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 year ago2020-11-30 13:56:34 UTC Post #344979
@UrbaNebula You're right! It might just be a lack of colour contrast, a lot of the lighting was too dark looking back on it now too. If I go back to these maps I'll have to experiment with the colours. As for the RAD compiling, I didn't adjust any settings so they should be default. But thank you!!
Posted 1 year ago2020-11-30 19:43:17 UTC Post #344982
A bare and generic but cozy hallway because i keep deleting everything i make 1 week later.
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Posted 1 year ago2020-12-01 08:00:20 UTC Post #344984
What engine is that? That looks really smooth for Goldsource or Source!
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Posted 1 year ago2020-12-01 08:50:47 UTC Post #344985
It's GS, good ol Half life. It's a remake of the Oasis university map from Overwatch (middle section that connects lower to upper level). I'd like to make a version for CS 1.6 but i don't know how i would go about adding the health packs.
Posted 1 year ago2020-12-01 13:36:44 UTC Post #344988
Andy_Shou: that's looking very nice!

Kachito: that's a nice way to avoid the standard low-res GoldSource look. Very stylish!
Posted 1 year ago2020-12-04 23:38:45 UTC Post #345012
Some idTech 3 mapping stuff.
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Before you yell at me "NOOOO THOSE FACES ARE GONNA GET SUBDIVIDED", lemme tell you, that is not a thing here. xD
If two brushes touch each other, they don't subdivide for the most part. Wpolys are thus pretty low.
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2021-01-05 20:24:46 UTC Post #345156
It's that time of the year again...
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My hand but it's low-poly; about 770 tris totalMy hand but it's low-poly; about 770 tris total
It's time for actionIt's time for action
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I had begun working on this thing I call Cirkuz 33. I could describe its genre as a "half-like immersive sim", where "half-like" means it's like Half-Life, and immersive sim... y'all know that, just imagine Deus Ex, Thief 2 and System Shock 2.

Its development is now going roughly in parallel with my ioquake3 fork.
And, oh, I guess I could use these same hands for Utopia at Stake when I start working on it one day. :P
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2021-01-05 21:59:53 UTC Post #345157
Stroyschool is where?
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 1 year ago2021-01-05 22:15:55 UTC Post #345158
Dunno. If you're referring to the elementary school map, then that one's kinda dead right now lol. If you're referring to the high school map, then it's probably somewhere in the future, April or May 2021.
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2021-01-06 01:29:50 UTC Post #345159
Admer456 said:WILL I GET YOU INTO A PLAYABLE STATE THIS YEAR?!
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 1 year ago2021-01-06 01:40:57 UTC Post #345160
Yes, in blessed 2021 I will. :walter:

That's ets_mostar BTW. The ets prefix doesn't stand for a gamemode (Electro-Technical School), but someone ought to make another ets map in the future lol
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2021-03-19 11:57:51 UTC Post #345456
I've been working on some wad and bsp tools recently. As a test, I extracted all textures from halflife.wad, ran a script to apply a black/white dithering effect, and then rebuilt the wad file. I also ran a script to make lightmaps grayscale, so if you always thought that Half-Life wasn't film-noir enough... then today's your day (just ignore the HUD sprites!):
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Adding small random offsets to vertices in a bsp file is also fun:
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Posted 1 year ago2021-03-19 19:01:24 UTC Post #345458
Ha! Very cool. That second one is quite psychonauts
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 1 year ago2021-03-20 12:36:02 UTC Post #345459
I'd love a whole mod that's just the HL campaign warped like that.
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Posted 1 year ago2021-03-29 14:48:56 UTC Post #345485
Hi Folks

A couple of months since my last post on here so thought I'd share a few more screenies from Half-Life: Crossfire, my progress slowed a bit over the last couple of months as home schooling took a front seat but with lockdown still in effect I'm putting all the time I can into it. I'm now 16 maps deep... which I reckon puts me at about the halfway point.

Enjoy :)
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Posted 1 year ago2021-03-30 21:22:47 UTC Post #345491
Woah! Impressive :) is there an Moddb page yet :) ?

Lovely mapping!
Posted 1 year ago2021-03-31 10:25:25 UTC Post #345492
Thanks for the kind words Trempler; I'm always way too over critical with my mapping so glad you like the look of it!

No ModDB page just yet, I'd started making a page and then forgot about it (pesky home schooling again!) so it's been archived/deleted, just trying to get a response from the mods over there and will hopefully have something up and running :)
Posted 1 year ago2021-04-01 09:47:07 UTC Post #345493
That's some high-quality mapping there, Andy_Shou! I like how detailed it all looks. The lighting looks very good too. I'm definitely looking forward to a release.

Good luck with the home-schooling bytheway!
Posted 1 year ago2021-04-01 21:36:50 UTC Post #345494
Cheers Captain P, if anything I sometimes have to reign myself back in on detail as I get a bit OCD with it :)

And thankfully my daughters back at school now, it was a long 11 weeks! If it happens again and anyone fancies jumping in for a lesson or two with a sassy 6 year old drop me a message ha!
Posted 1 year ago2021-04-12 04:42:05 UTC Post #345528
WIP
This is for Half-Life deathmatch. Rats style map of Tom Nook's Residential Services building interior. Based on Animal Crossings: New Horizon.
https://youtu.be/Xul074f0jdc
Posted 1 year ago2021-04-28 15:40:59 UTC Post #345568
I've finally finished the first beta version of my new map, Canyon 2, the sequel to my first ever Goldsource map, Canyon. The map is far from complete, but it's already come pretty far.
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Dr. Orange Dr. OrangeSource good.
Posted 1 year ago2021-05-04 03:13:10 UTC Post #345583
I just beat Half-Life 1 for the first time a few weeks ago and I'm currently running through HL2 and man your screen shots make me feel nostalgic already, lol.
Posted 1 year ago2021-06-03 16:54:20 UTC Post #345673
At the time of the last postAt the time of the last post
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Finally finished the map series I was working on! Took me a lot of time, but I think it turned out great. There are a lot of puzzles and the one with the robotic loader is my favorite. Also a fun fact: last time I posted in this thread I tried writing "three" two times and failed by instead writing "tree" and "thee". I guess that's a good thing for a Valve fan :P .
https://www.moddb.com/mods/uplinked
Posted 1 year ago2021-06-27 01:22:06 UTC Post #345705
Hey all,

I've been working on building a local suburb in UE4, now that Sydney is in lockdown. You can read my write up here: https://newintrigue.com/2021/05/31/art-project-glebe-sydney-in-3d/
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Posted 1 year ago2021-06-27 09:40:34 UTC Post #345706
Nice!

I have been experimenting with a fork of Doom 3 BFG Edition, RBDoom3:
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Mainly because it has indirect lighting and TrenchBroom support:
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Thinking about making it more suitable for Half-Life-style game development and somehow bringing in J.A.C.K. support. We'll see.
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 1 year ago2021-08-14 03:19:54 UTC Post #345879
dm_dredge ... after about 10 years not making maps for anything, and having not touched hl2 since ~2007(!) when my pc was stolen.. I'm back for more punishment. I decided to have a real go at making static models also. The centerpiece for this will be, yes, a canal dredger.

I had a first crack at the 3d skybox for it tonight .. how do you fix the grass sprite size when your displacement brush is in a 3d skybox?
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First model, light pole! .. have to fix smoothing groups on that cyl brush...
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Dredger test render
Posted 1 year ago2021-08-14 11:55:22 UTC Post #345880
Very nice!
You could alternatively convert that cylinder brush to be a part of the model as well, but, that's just me. :lol:
Admer456 Admer456If it ain't broken, don't fox it!
Posted 11 months ago2021-08-16 01:14:09 UTC Post #345885
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kinda fixed the 3d skybox
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added a ramada for a pump station - another ambitious model addition lol
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Posted 11 months ago2021-09-06 23:13:54 UTC Post #345923
I wanted to do a debug compile of the dredger model :D
I learned a couple things.
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Posted 10 months ago2021-09-18 22:23:24 UTC Post #345941
https://imgur.com/a/uagAu2R
never bothered making a full on mod so never had to make a splash screen.
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