General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:11 am

Zeor wrote:I might make a Soldat mod.

Probably won't, but I might.
I'm working on it!

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Already just did some tweaking on the first one. Had to resize the first and third, 'cause I did those first.

It's cool to be making something again, anyway.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Xinos » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:58 pm

I haven't played Soldat in ages. So how far can you take a Soldat mod, just sprite replacements or can you create new items and game rules?

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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:07 am

You can change pretty much any of the game's graphics and sounds just by swapping out files, and as of the past few versions you also get a modular weapons.ini which lets you change the way the weapons behave. There are limitations, like I don't believe you can change any of the weapons' preset fire modes, but you can at least change projectile type and all kinds of properties like damage and velocity. I've done a couple of full weapon/graphics/sound overhaul mods, but this is the first time I'll have attempted a regular old actual-guns weapons mod, complete with modded characteristics - for example, whereas slots 4 and 5 are an assault rifle and a shotgun by default, my mod will be replacing them with a fully automatic shotgun and a lever-action rifle. My previous mods didn't mess with stats (aside from the hilariously overpowered magnum I made once for fun).

I've been making pretty good progress. Modding the weapon characteristics will come after I've gotten the graphics to where I want them, I think, but it feels good to be doing it again.

No idea where I'm gonna come up with any sounds though.

e: Well I really don't want to give away everything in the mod before I'm so much as halfway done with it, but I'm fairly happy with how this is looking.
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Also, mods for Soldat became so popular that the game now comes bundled with a Mod Launcher which will read all the folders in a Mods subfolder and basically apply everything in one of those as a mod for that session, as opposed to having to manually overwrite all the files and all that. Fun stuff.

edit again: Balls. I guess one of those limitations is that the shotgun can only fire shotgun pellets. That shoots my lever-action in the foot. Guess it's better that I found this out before I got too many more graphics done.

Sssssoooooooo I'm keeping the AA12 so I guess that means my mod will have to have two shotguns. Grf. Oh well.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Xinos » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:50 pm

Zeor wrote: edit again: Balls. I guess one of those limitations is that the shotgun can only fire shotgun pellets. That shoots my lever-action in the foot. Guess it's better that I found this out before I got too many more graphics done.

Sssssoooooooo I'm keeping the AA12 so I guess that means my mod will have to have two shotguns. Grf. Oh well.
I guess you just have to make your own game now. I mean, do you really have a choice?

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Post by Zeor » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:44 am

Heh! That'd be something. I'd consider it if I knew some big boy programming, but I'm barely out of my diapers in that department.

I'm really racking my brain about my intended roster now, though. Not being able to have a lever-action in slot 5 hoses my plans kinda hard. I mean I did find a kind of awesome shotgun to use there, so that's nice, but it bumps out my plan to use a revolver somewhere. My options are either to replace the sidearm pistol, which is one of the things I've already put all the effort into drawing, orrrr bump out the bolt-action rifle, move the lever-action to the sniper rifle slot, and... oi argh if I do that I need to find a higher-caliber repeater. But then boats! Hose. Ape disease! Ahooga!

Edit: Okay, got it figured out. So I'll just have to cut the LAR even though I already did the graphics for it. Came up with a pretty good compromise.

I was kinda happy with how this came out, too, so as long as it's not going in the mod, might as well show it off here.
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As for having two shotguns, the AA12 kind of behaves more like a hard-hitting AR than a regular shotgun anyway.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Iiieehhscrew it I'm double posting. Hi! Most of the mod's graphics are done, pending some possible tweaks and other, more major changes. I'll be modding the stats of all the primary weapons and probably leaving the secondaries alone; I have most of the changes figured out in my head, but testing and balancing might be an interesting task. Anyway, the remaining problems are that I have no idea what the chainsaw is going to be, and I still don't know where I'm gonna get sound effects. If anybody has any ideas on that, that'd be great; otherwise I'm just gonna have to try and scavenge them from other things.

Central point is that the mod is coming along well. When it's done, I think I'll package it with my other mods for convenience's sake.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by KRD » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:21 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6_yJFgmgBQ

Teleglitch gets its sound effects from some kind of a free online repository and they pulled it off really well. Might be a path worth pursuing if you can figure out what precisely they used and how they were able to get it all to sound so coherent.

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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:07 am

The chainsaw is a claymore. It makes no sense but that's okay because sword.

I think I will probably end up ganking most/all of the sound effects from Killing Floor and some Source games.

e: Since I've decided to keep the claymore, then, the graphics are done! Again, aside from the possibility of minute tweaks. Next up: stats, then I'll mess with sounds last. Exciting!
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

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Post by Zeor » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:40 pm

Mod is reaching a releasable point. Still sweating weapon balance a bit, but I think the graphics and sounds are done.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:47 am

Released my mod.

e: Heh wow the Soldat Forums are dead.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:23 am

Why... would you do this to yourself?
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Post by SupSuper » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:45 pm

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Post by Zeor » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:10 pm

Came up with an alternate version of my mod for no-stat-mod regular play, and heaped all of my mods here.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:53 am

I made a new Soldat interface, too.

...You can go back about your normal life now.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Star and Moon » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:07 pm

I've been too busy playing Terraria the last 5 days since the major 1.2 update was released.

Best 10 bucks I ever spent.

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Post by Plasma » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:03 pm

Star and Moon wrote:I've been too busy playing Terraria the last 5 days since the major 1.2 update was released.

Best 10 bucks I ever spent.
I second that. It's like a bloody expansion pack!

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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Zeor » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:51 pm

Oh, this is a few days old, but nevertheless, booyah.

The achievement for "complete a procedure using only the surgical laser" doesn't seem to want to trigger, but I did somehow get a speed achievement that way.
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Re: General Videogame Gabbin' 2: Word Beginning With R

Post by Xinos » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:40 pm

I can't even beat the first level. I just get angry whenever I play that game :p
It's more fun to watch people play than actually playing it myself.

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