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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Update!

Here's a tweak I made for the default CE HUD styled after the JPDS HUD. You can play it with any level if you want, although it was designed for JPDS to replace the non-functional HUD. It's not an exact replica of the original since I couldn't figure out how to extend the background, but it works well enough for now. Note that it doesn't show the reserve ammo, only the ammo you have in the gun in your hand. The HUD is also vaguely transparent to keep it from being distracting.

To run this, create a folder called "Scripts" in your main Tres directory (wherever your data folder is located), or in a CE mod sub-directory, and extract all of the files there. It will work from there on flawlessly. If you install it to the main directory, it will also work with any CE-loaded mods you use, but will be overridden by mod-specific HUDs.

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/g9e9utxin ... for_CE.zip

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:35 pm 
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Mm nice release... I would definitely chance the black text to white, tho. You can barely see it!
Like the cloud action you have going on. :| Tho your desire to see further in the level via less fog makes it all seem a bit empty to me.. In JPDS~streams you're not supposed to plot your course by gazing into the distance, but rather finding and choosing landmark paths to follow such as roads, rivers, or powerlines.. In the reduced-fog the level seems much smaller.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:12 am 
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Mm nice release... I would definitely chance the black text to white, tho. You can barely see it!

I wanted to keep it as close to the original design as possible. The text in JPDS was originally black, after all.

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Like the cloud action you have going on. :| Tho your desire to see further in the level via less fog makes it all seem a bit empty to me.. In JPDS~streams you're not supposed to plot your course by gazing into the distance, but rather finding and choosing landmark paths to follow such as roads, rivers, or powerlines.. In the reduced-fog the level seems much smaller.

Derp, completely forgot about the fog changes I'd been working on, I hadn't meant to show them yet... :|
Really? I felt exactly opposite! :sick: When you can see across the entire level, it gives it a sense of scale, as if the island stretches off into the distance beyond all sight (the fog ends close enough that the non-detailed areas are hidden). The very close fog you had originally made things feel sort of constricted, as if you're fumbling around in the dark. I was careful to make sure you can't just gaze into the distance to plot a course as well, since the foliage and landscape blocks your view when you're on the ground in the jungle. It feels more natural when you come around a particularily clustered bunch of trees and suddenly you stumble across the airfield. You actually designed the level in such a way that the foliage acts as an excellent natural sightline barrier - only from the starting hilltop can you actually look out across the island, but even so the terrain blocks your view of anything important. You can only barely make out the mountain in Plains in the extreme distance.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:56 pm 
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Not to mention that close fog is a cheap trick used by games to keep the FPS high by blocking the view of objects that aren't really close to the player... your approach sounds nicer.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Well, JPDS was set up for mysterious low visibility, in keeping with darkness and secrets. Ya'll can open it up and see where things lead if you want.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:52 am 
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Just so you guys know I found the link for the Hi-Res Texture Pack that TheIdiot made, enjoy: http://www.mediafire.com/file/41mol76n9 ... es+V01.zip

Original Forum For Hi-Res Texture Pack: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10785


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:08 am 
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Thanks for posting the link, good to have those textures around... Am wondering how Tres Island Mod will look with these and others. :| Probably like a modern game. Might be a good idea to use high-poly dinosaur models in it, too.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:44 pm 
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Just so you guys know I found the link for the Hi-Res Texture Pack that TheIdiot made, enjoy: http://www.mediafire.com/file/41mol76n9 ... es+V01.zip

Original Forum For Hi-Res Texture Pack: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10785

Thanks for that! :) I won't be adding it to the first post though as I consider it a larger project independent of this smaller release thread.

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Thanks for posting the link, good to have those textures around... Am wondering how Tres Island Mod will look with these and others. :| Probably like a modern game. Might be a good idea to use high-poly dinosaur models in it, too.

Well, the High-Res textures are very incomplete, it's mostly just some Beach props that were redone. I'll have to get back on that one day.

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Thanks for that! :) I won't be adding it to the first post though as I consider it a larger project independent of this smaller release thread.


No problemo! I just can't stand broken links, or when my plans go haywire. Such a waste of good dino embryos. Lets just forget all about the events at Jurassic Park shall we. :nerd:

But seriously great job with the textures, are you ever planning on finishing the Hi-Res Textures?

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Dennis, I highly doubt your interest in upgraded textures is for creating better desktop wallpaper... I'm warning you, if I see just one more unregistered use of the sat uplink...

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But seriously great job with the textures, are you ever planning on finishing the Hi-Res Textures?

Possibly, at some point. The problem with the Tres textures is that they're all divided up into so many images that it gets tedious just to retexture 1 object - even the average rock has 5 or 6 seperate textures.

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or when my plans go haywire. Such a waste of good dino embryos. Lets just forget all about the events at Jurassic Park shall we. :nerd:

Considering the scale of the InGen Incident compared to the recent Masrani Incident, I would say your deliberate betrayal at least had far less catastrophic consequences than the general stupidity of Masrani's staff. Considering you're...well, dead, I think your apology may have some truth behind it after all. :P

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Now, now, let's not go pointing fingers. Hammond clearly should have spared even less expense than he did. :yum:

TI, the Trespasser Island Mod, IMO, really does call for an army of high-res textures. Perhaps prioritize which kinds of textures (from all levels) will receive the treatment and which won't.

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