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Hurted skins

Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:04:00

mago

Hurted skins is an idea I had, and it will work like in Quake 2: when the monster loses half of it's health, the damaged skin sprites would show, and replace the "healthy" sprites. I have made, among some others, the first series for the Ettin's hurted skin, A, B, C and D. It can walk around now, and while I'm writting this, I'm already working on the H series, which is the "taking damage" serie. By the way, I thought of some changes in it: could Janis (or somebody else) add the blood effect (that we get when we hit some monsters with the axe or quietus (without mana)), it would work,as said before, when the health is cut to half, and the effect would be activated along with the skin. It would be even cooler if the other blood effect could be added too (the one we get when we hit some monsters with the Mage's wand, and the Freeze spell mostly). One or two drops of blood, plus the other effect and the activation of the damage skin would complete the transformation from the healthy skin, to this one. What do you think? By the way, Rambork asked me to upload the images into the Korax server, but I don't have a clue of how can I do that? Can anybody please explain me?? [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 07:50:00

RambOrc

You need an FTP client like the one you can get on www.cuteftp.com
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 12:13:00

mago

Alright, I've finished the Ettin's "hurted" skin, if we can call it that. I've changed all the sprites for the effect, and I made the wad with ALL the Ettin's frames, replacing only the ones needed. I'll upload it to the server, if I can [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] , and now I would like to ask everybody's opinion, because it will be an important change in the game, and it should be, at the very least, a good change. Just say what you think of the wounds, how it looks in the game, and if it works well. I hope some of you know how to use the wad (yes, Janis, Ichor and RambOrc, I'm talking to you [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img] ), because I really can't... Anyway, the effect is not yet completed. Janis (or Ichor, or Camper, I don't know..), could you add the other effects I asked in the other topic. They should be activated in the moment the skin takes place (the Ettin's health drops to half), as obvious. PS: Man, I can't logon, or something, with the FTPCute. It's getting really boring. I put the address, the password and nick, and the port, and then it says I'm in, but while I'm waiting for some welcome message, the prog quits waiting, and the all thing begins again! What should I do? [ April 13, 2002: Message edited by: Mago ]</p>
Sun, 14 Apr 2002 10:57:00

mago

Well, I see that RambOrc has put the Hurted Ettin's wad (hettin.zip) in the server, so now anyone who wants to take a look at it please do it as fast as you can. By the wau, the link is : http://koraxdev.korax-heritage.com/2d_art/hettin.zip [ April 15, 2002: Message edited by: Mago ]</p>
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 15:28:00

dj_jl

Sory for the small progress lately, simply I was playing Return To Castle Wolfenstein. [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] Two new uploads. Forst it's new kmod dll with fixes for the lately reported problems. The second is new SE dll and wad with hurted ettin. And it looks cool. Keep doing this for other monsters.
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 18:03:00

mago

Hey, at last somebody saw it! So you could manage to put it as I imagined it? What about the "blood spray" effect, could you put it? What do you think, it needs more blood, wounds or anything?C'mon people, you can elaborate about it! [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] About the delay: No problemo! We all have to clear the head of problems and concerns sometimes. I wonder how the game is, 'caue I have never played anything newer than Quake2, or AvP (1).
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 12:08:00

RambOrc

Nothing newer than Q2? What's your graphics card?
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 17:20:00

dj_jl

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote
Hey, at last somebody saw it! So you could manage to put it as I imagined it? What about the "blood spray" effect, could you put it? What do you think, it needs more blood, wounds or anything?C'mon people, you can elaborate about it! [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
Currently it changes to hurted graphics when it has less than a half of the health. I gues that's what we wanted. An extra blood spray also is not hard to add. And I think that it looks OK. <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote
About the delay: No problemo! We all have to clear the head of problems and concerns sometimes. I wonder how the game is, 'caue I have never played anything newer than Quake2, or AvP (1).
The game is good. I liked it. [ April 23, 2002: Message edited by: Janis Legzdinsh ]</p>
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 17:56:00

mago

Well,as for my 3d card, it's a 3d Blaster Banshee PCI, with 16 mb, I think. The main problem isn't the power, is the HD capacity. I have only 160 mb of free space in my computer, and I don't have any game installed (only hexen). I have a small HD (1 gb), so you can see why I can't play "heavy" games. As for the skin: just as it's is already cool, but don't you think it look odd to have a healthy ettin in one moment and in the next second a badly wounded one? That's why I suggested the "blood" effect, to "hide" and add to the replacement. But if you guys think it's ok, then no problem.
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 17:38:00

dj_jl

It's not a problem to add this effect later. So to get things going start to do this for other monsters. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 07:09:00

mago

Don't worry, I'm already working on two of them. [img]images/smiles/icon_razz.gif[/img]
Thu, 02 May 2002 20:59:00

mago

So, anybody liked the Green Serpent wounded skin?
Fri, 03 May 2002 00:33:00

Ichor

I haven't seen them yet. Where did you load them to?
Fri, 03 May 2002 20:17:00

RambOrc

I guess it's pig shooting time... this orc is a real swine, I'm sorry I completely forgot about uploading the files. As for Janis, becuz of a mail server config prob he never received the files, sorry for that too... Not only that I'm not much good as a project leader, I'm even worse as a system administrator... [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img]
Fri, 03 May 2002 20:26:00

RambOrc

Um, I forgot to say the content itself in the previous post, i.e. I uploaded the files in the mago_april30 subfolder of 2D graphics. Fixed the e-mail routing prob as well, so the mail now should come in at Janis if you send it.
Fri, 03 May 2002 22:38:00

mago

C'mon don't be too hard on yourself! [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img] No problem at all, now that the wads are in the server. Anyway, since I can't stop to learn the changing colours thing, I'm already working on that brown bull, as you call it, with different, and bloody, wounds. You didn't mention that mirror problem I said before... And about the list I asked: I mean thta list you posted some time ago, about the changes I would have to make, which included things like different weapons, different kinds of centaurs (leaders with different helmets), etc. I just can't remember where it is, and I'm not working in that direction because I don't have the instructions. [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img] Where it is???
Fri, 03 May 2002 22:57:00

mago

RambOrc forgot to tell you that he DEATH.WAD is part of the GSERP.WAD, which is the wounded skin for the green serpent (the DEATH.WAD is the death animation I forgot to add to the original wad, and is just an add-on to GSERP.WAD).
Sat, 04 May 2002 02:02:00

RambOrc

Can't find it becuz UBB search screwed up again, but here's a starter: - damage skin for all monsters except Korax, the 3 order leaders, the Reivers (both type), the Stalkers, and maybe the Afrits and Wendigos (last 2 I'd simply leave until the end) - NPCs for the town (and maybe some other maps as well) - new monster subtypes, in the 1st row for the Ettin and the Centaur
Sat, 04 May 2002 07:45:00

mago

Well, I sent the wad to Janis and RambOrc, since the first one is the programmer who is testing everything (and actually managed to make the "skin" replacement work), and the second one for being the coordinator. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img] Didn't RambOrc uploaded the wads in the server? If not I could send them to you.
Sat, 04 May 2002 15:35:00

mago

Well, I've finished the Brwon Serpent wounded skin.
Sat, 04 May 2002 16:59:00

RambOrc

Just uploaded it into the same folder than the previous ones yesterday. BTW what was your prob with CuteFTP, Mago, that it didn't work?

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