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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by DSE » 25-Sep-10 06:22

Thanks RAF68 :O)

Also, I will be looking in the near future at multiplayer. I have an interest in networked games so want to see how hard it is to run a client/server arrangement (due to the physics) for a game. I have written plenty of network stuff at work but never for a game, we will see .....

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by cowsmanaut » 30-Sep-10 20:19

nice stuff as always. The floating objects are bouncing a bit fast. Might want to see if you can slow it a bit, other than that it's cool to see yet another new element introduced :D

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Erik Bauer » 1-Oct-10 15:34

Impressive as usual DSE! I'm so glad the project is not completely dead!
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Post by RAF68 » 12-Sep-11 20:36

me too

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Crash. » 13-Sep-11 03:51

I would be interested in a current status update for Entombed

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Post by Bit » 13-Sep-11 07:07

DSE needs artists urgently - as you can see in the videos, the engine works pretty fine, but who can create those zillions of datas for it?

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Post by Crash. » 13-Sep-11 08:38

Specifically what kinds of personnel? I assume 3D modellers and animators - 2D concept artists can't necessarily do the 3D work. Are there current plans for which types of creatures that are needed? Does this engine have compatibility with any specific model type? How about sound and music personnel? Hopefully DSE can provide a breakdown of goals and percentage completed, etc... Cheers!

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Post by DSE » 13-Sep-11 09:03

Bit of a surprise these posts .... thanks for the interest.

The bottom line is I need 3d creature artists. More or less any format should be ok as I use PolyTrans with Max 8. I would prefer skinned biped (or similar) animated creatures in the native 3ds max 8 format but I can work with alot of file formats.

As for the types of creatures .... I have recently been looking through the D&D monster manual and there are a lot of awesome designs in there. I am open to suggestion. I would personally like to see trolls, orcs, centaurs, eye of the beholder, harpies, etc.

I was just getting back into coding the engine when my house was burgled so every thing is on hold again ...... bloody life !

However, if any creature artists are out there then please get in touch. I can supply a template for the creatures and so on.

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Erik Bauer » 13-Sep-11 10:18

As I told in other posts I'm no way an artist, but I can help with ideas for game mechanics, background, level design support, and the like
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Post by DSE » 13-Sep-11 10:30

Thanks Erik !

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Post by zoom » 13-Sep-11 10:52

I can make some suggestions for creatures.
spoilers beware of spoilers !

However,these are not 3d. I am afraid
As of yet I could model the creatures very roughly in 3dsmax. Probably not to the extent that the mesh would work when you start to move parts.
I really did not get into zbrush for detail work.
Apparently bones are used for movement of all the parts. I have not looked into bones at all. But eventually it should be doable.


I am a bloddy beginner, Maybe you can nevertheless send me your template, DSE.
I could try and improve on that in my freetime. I would really love to see some creatures come to life.

I have a student version of 3dsmax, so I would have to purchase the full version to make sellable game assets.


Here are the links: I also have many other suggestions , but not really fit for showing them around.yet
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Draco lich; skeletal dragon has poison vapours sipping out of head and body, greenish colour. Eyes are Gems, maybe one gem missing,
mimic(chest); discworld hommage many tiny feet and big lid mouth, slit-like eyes,
mummy_awkward & stiff moving, attacking with claw attack
female golem variant(there was once a robot-film in the 80ties, where a jealous female household robot got mad..sth like this)
Constructs
goblin critters; not too sure yet
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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by zoom » 13-Sep-11 10:56

on another note, we should discuss party & world and item interation and party movement solutions for entombed again once more!

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Post by DSE » 13-Sep-11 11:02

I like those. Can I strongly recommend that you take a look at Sculptris. Its fooooking amazing and free. I will post up a zombie I have created in it tonight so you can see what a complete non-artist can do.

Send me a pm and I will forward my floor quad for you to build on.

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Post by RAF68 » 13-Sep-11 13:58

it is not to throw flowers but the clone DSE ENTOMBED of is for me the best clones of DM right after legend of grimrock :)

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Post by DSE » 13-Sep-11 14:00

Thanks RAF. Lets see if we can switch that round .....

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Post by Lord_BoNes » 13-Sep-11 14:23

Sad to hear that your house was burgled :(
I hope to see more of Entombed soon.
 
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Post by DSE » 13-Sep-11 14:27

Thanks BoNes for the concern. It wasnt nice but we are getting everthing back in order now.

Thanks again.

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Chaos-Shaman » 13-Sep-11 17:53

that sucks DSE. don't worry, karma will find it's way.
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Post by cowsmanaut » 13-Sep-11 18:02

horrible! I've had things taken from my storage before, keepsakes and old drawings, baby items from my first days in the world, nothing of value to anyone but me.. I'd have to say the senslessness of it was somewhat soul crushing, especially knowing that the drug addicts that took it would have thrown it all in the trash because there wouldn't be anything they could sell.. even now years after it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth :(

Anyway, I hope they didn't get too much and that they get caught soon.. a friend of mine caught the guy who broke into her garage.. he was seen riding her bike through town and she chased him down with her car!!

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Chaos-Shaman » 13-Sep-11 18:06

hahahahahahahahahahhahah ahhhh ahahahahahaha, did she run him over cows?
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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by DSE » 13-Sep-11 18:21

Thanks guys for the support.

As stated before I have started trying to be an artist myself. Here are some models I have created. I am very happy with them but they took my ages :O)

http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/shrieker.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/zb2.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/zb2_1.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/zb2_2.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/li ... er%202.png

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Post by RAF68 » 13-Sep-11 18:41

I look at the video games I thought it was fantastic, and the last game of the new date of 30th January 2010 I often went to go see the site of www.entombed.co.uk hoping to see a new set days nothing since then I think that the project was completely dead and I'm glad to know that back to life :)

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Crash. » 13-Sep-11 19:59

zoom wrote:I can make some suggestions for creatures.
These are good, I would like to see more.

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Post by Crash. » 13-Sep-11 21:12

DSE wrote:Bit of a surprise these posts .... thanks for the interest.
The bottom line is I need 3d creature artists. More or less any format should be ok as I use PolyTrans with Max 8.
Hi,

Perhaps you can setup accounts on some of the 3DS forums and post an advertisement looking for artists, modellers, animators, and rigging artists, to contribute creatures for an indie game project and link to images and videos of Entombed.

Here are some examples, although I am sure there are more:

http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk-3ds-max/
http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk ... /modeling/
http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk ... animation/
http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk ... x/rigging/
http://www.max-realms.com/modules/newbb/
http://forums.tutorialized.com/3ds-max-71/
http://forums.creativecow.net/discreet3dsmax
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=6
http://www.maxforums.org/

This guy has several creatures that appear to be downloadable and rigged - perhaps you can contact them to see if they will give permission for use in the game, and/or if they have other work in process:

http://rigsarena.blogspot.com/search/label/creatures
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37968204/RigsAr ... /Eat3d.rar
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37968204/RigsAr ... Ta_MDL.rar
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37968204/RigsAr ... eature.rar
http://www.mediafire.com/?t3fpgck2yq1jx2e
http://www.mediafire.com/?2e4to28984pb4ge
http://www.mediafire.com/?vx5dmc60jx916w3

Here is a site with free 3DS models, including a number of potential creatures. You will probably have to find someone to rig and animate them, and determine the terms of use, but some are quite good if the images are not fake:

http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//18033-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//18035-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//18067-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//26307-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//26587-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//26649-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//27274-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//28830-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//27056-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//26704-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//26321-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//26320-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//25617-0.htm
http://www.3dmodelfree.com/models//26766-0.htm
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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Crash. » 13-Sep-11 22:39

One very nice photo of a 3DS Goblin model, the author of which can be contacted:

http://www.creative-3d.net/3DGallery.cfm?ArtistID=3922

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by Erik Bauer » 14-Sep-11 07:19

DSE wrote:Thanks guys for the support.

As stated before I have started trying to be an artist myself. Here are some models I have created. I am very happy with them but they took my ages :O)

http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/shrieker.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/zb2.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/zb2_1.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/links/zb2_2.png
http://www.shadowtavern.com/Entombed/li ... er%202.png

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by DSE » 14-Sep-11 08:39

Crash thanks for all the posts. Unfortunately they arent worth anything unless an artist can work with those assets and prepare them for my engine. As I am sure you are aware developing models for rendering and models for games are slightly different.

I have contacted an artist today to see if his offer is still open. Fingers crossed.

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Post by Crash. » 14-Sep-11 15:56

DSE wrote:Crash thanks for all the posts. Unfortunately they arent worth anything unless an artist can work with those assets and prepare them for my engine. As I am sure you are aware developing models for rendering and models for games are slightly different. I have contacted an artist today to see if his offer is still open. Fingers crossed.
I was thinking that having some of the models, texturing, rigging, and animation might save some work, even if an animator became involved to do the preparations for your game. Obviously I don't know anything about your game engine, but I had hoped they translation of models from renderer to in game use had evolved somewhat since I read about programs like Maya being used for game asset development several years ago. In any case, I hope that you are able to make some contacts on those forums and find some volunteers eager to see their work in a soon to be great game.

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Re: New DirectX9 DM clone - entombed

Post by DSE » 14-Sep-11 16:24

I am giving it a go, we will see.

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