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Weather Effects. Simple.

Sat, 05 Apr 2003 18:21:00

Maveric

Could it be possible to add weather effects? The simplest idea im suggesting would be something like breath puffs, when you're in a cold area for awhile to make the players think "Wow, i REALLY AM in a cold area and not just some snow covered place!" The bigger part of my idea, though, may be a particle system where rain drops or snow flakes fall from the sky. Im sure that in the swampy areas of some of the maps players would like to see more of a "Active" area, and not just a "Run through, get the keys, kill badies, get exp" deal. When i say "Active" i mean you hear background sound effects like frog or bird chirping, or if the place is really desolate a slow wind sound along with enviromental effects like: [u:2up9wl2c]Swamp level -[/u:2up9wl2c] Frogs "ribbit"ing, maybe light rain, maybe a crow "Caw" sound, too. [u:2up9wl2c]Cave level -[/u:2up9wl2c] Slow wind, maybe some background noise with "rocks falling and hitting other rocks making a echo" sounds. [u:2up9wl2c]Forest level -[/u:2up9wl2c] Birds chirping, sounds where bushes ruffle. [u:2up9wl2c]Desolate/Abandoned level -[/u:2up9wl2c] Windy and echos. Maybe tense background music. [u:2up9wl2c]Temple/Ruins -[/u:2up9wl2c] Tense music all the way, "rocks falling and hitting other rocks", maybe echos and in-human screams comming from the distance. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> [u:2up9wl2c]Other -[/u:2up9wl2c] If i've missed anything, just generally use the rule "What's this place all about?" and stick some BG sounds and music onto it, and see what happens. It may increase the release date, but it would make SE FAR superior to Korax mod or any other Hexen mod out there... PS: I think Hexen does have some kind of particle system already in place; in the original Hexen i think there's a tree that has falling leaves that are quickly picked by the wind and tossed at a wall and fall back down. VERY start of game, just befor you get to the green key locked door on the VERY first level.
Sat, 05 Apr 2003 21:56:32

RambOrc

1) Hexen already has a score of background sounds (water drops in caves, birds cry in the swamp, etc.). I'm not sure whether we'll have a chance to add more to SE since we don't have a sound guy right now. Maybe you could get us some sounds? 2) Weather effects have indeed been planned for SE, but for mostly engine and manpower reasons they'll be postponed and appear in our later projects (Korax Arena, Serpent Power) - which if things go planned will still be this year. But keep the suggestions coming, they're good. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
Sat, 12 Apr 2003 15:58:08

Anonymous

[color=red:3uss5s3b]Ramborc didn't you say that last year <!-- s:?: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif" alt=":?:" title="Question" /><!-- s:?: --> [/color:3uss5s3b]
Sat, 12 Apr 2003 20:26:30

RambOrc

[color=red:3p51gkhw]LoC wouldn't you want to take my seat as project leader[/color:3p51gkhw]:?:
Sat, 12 Apr 2003 20:59:43

Moose

[color=red:lyb3xhtt]Does that not make sense or is it just me <!-- s:?: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif" alt=":?:" title="Question" /><!-- s:?: --> And whats with the red font <!-- s:?: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif" alt=":?:" title="Question" /><!-- s:?: -->[/color:lyb3xhtt]
Sun, 13 Apr 2003 17:39:14

RambOrc

It's just that I don't take to this kind of criticism too lightly... unlike people who make constant fun of our slow progress, I do have the figures: over 90% of all mods don't make it to a release ever - and it's not just 8-year-old games like Hexen but today's games like Jedi Outcast or SoF2 too. We already delivered a working mod and perfected it through several versions to a more bug-free thing than even many commercial games out there and are on the way to produce an even bigger one. But in the end it's us people make fun of, not those dead or stillborn projects, neither those 3/4 of the commercial games that are bug-ridden and never patched. (sigh)
Thu, 15 May 2003 02:28:51

Anonymous

I know MechWars was halted <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: --> I think im gonna murder someone for that

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