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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:36 am 
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machf wrote:
Yes, that was the place...


to be fair there are three M16s in that level. a handful of spaz and desert eagles too.

However, I use the "woo" cheat when testing my levels. I drop the dinos when I see them and just make sure all the triggers function as intended. If there's enough ammo good, if not, it's just a bit more challenging...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:15 am 
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Edit: I'm about halfway up the mountain, I think. It's fun. I noticed the "hard to aim" little pistol in the truck by the gate doesnt work. You pick it up and it isn't shootable. I have that problem with my own levels. As I edit the guns become unusable. I like the level. It's fun.

I was thinking, if you need help with custom assets in the future let me know. I figure you'll get tired of re-using ones. I' not a great modeler but if someone makes a sketch I can model it. I can make caves and cliffs and stuff. Small buildings. Not good enough to model vehicles or anything though. Just beginer stuff.

Also, did you use GuiApp to convert to shipable scn? I ran it through guiapp and the level ran faster but I got a lot of errors so idk if it broke parts of the audio or script. It seems to allow a lot more vegetation in a level that way. More meshes. Less crash prone, etc. But so far the level runs fine. I had one crash on a reload but that's about it.


I didn't test that gun in my playthrough. Weird it didn't work. I imported a few base guns for my levels, the revolver was added later. I had some issues with weapon importing once a few guns were already in the basement.

as far as custom assets go I'd pay you $20 to give me a somewhat reasonable looking glass guitar melee weapon to put in my levels. I really wanna smash a raptor with one. It's pure vanity i admit, but hey... I make guitars out of glass. I wanna sneak one in a trespasser level for fun...

in addition to text like "the cards in the atlantic" whiteboards, and clipboards with written text clues.

I have no clue how to do anything close to 3d modeling so everything is out of my reach


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:30 am 
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I could try but idk how it would look. I wouldn't charge though. Anyway, you'd have to script it. Anyone have any idea how to use 24 bit transparency on a weapon? And make it smashable?

Reminds me of Jeff Jarrett. J. E. double F, J. A double R. E. double T. That's Jeff Jarrett. I miss TNA back in the day...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:34 am 
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Looking at the gun in TresEd. The gun possibly don't work as it loads before the base instance, which breaks the magnets. Draco, machf or TheIdiot is better at explaining how this works.
But basically if you import a gun, clone it and place it somewhere, then delete something that was imported or cloned before the gun was imported, sometimes the gun clone ends up before the base mesh in the load order, that is why base objects (at least those with magnets) should be imported first in a level, otherwise removing a clone of something, can result in a clone getting loaded before the magnets for it, and it breaks it. :)

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I could try but idk how it would look. I wouldn't charge though. Anyway, you'd have to script it. Anyone have any idea how to use 24 bit transparency on a weapon? And make it smashable?


You can use 24-bit transparent textures on a weapon, you need to do a SWP/PID update to fix the texture issues GeomAdd cause for importing 24-bit textures though, or just use CE HD textures to get around it.
As for smashable, machf should be able to answer that. Either use strong breakable magnets or the CAttach script (see the X-Wing in the Dagobah level).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:59 am 
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tatu wrote:
You can use 24-bit transparent textures on a weapon, you need to do a SWP/PID update to fix the texture issues GeomAdd cause for importing 24-bit textures though,

Actaully, that won't work. When GeomAdd imports a 24-bit texture, it doesn't process the header properly and it takes 8 bytes from the header (or was it 24 bytes? since the texture is RGB) and places them as if they were part of the texture itself... which means the texture will be offset by 8 pixels to the side, with the rightmost 8 wrapping around to the next line, and the last 8 pixels from the last line in the image will be discarded... the only workaround is to copy and paste the correct image data in place using a hex editor.
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or just use CE HD textures to get around it.

Better do that.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:38 am 
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tatu wrote:
Looking at the gun in TresEd. The gun possibly don't work as it loads before the base instance, which breaks the magnets. Draco, machf or TheIdiot is better at explaining how this works.
But basically if you import a gun, clone it and place it somewhere, then delete something that was imported or cloned before the gun was imported, sometimes the gun clone ends up before the base mesh in the load order, that is why base objects (at least those with magnets) should be imported first in a level, otherwise removing a clone of something, can result in a clone getting loaded before the magnets for it, and it breaks it. :)

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I could try but idk how it would look. I wouldn't charge though. Anyway, you'd have to script it. Anyone have any idea how to use 24 bit transparency on a weapon? And make it smashable?


You can use 24-bit transparent textures on a weapon, you need to do a SWP/PID update to fix the texture issues GeomAdd cause for importing 24-bit textures though, or just use CE HD textures to get around it.
As for smashable, machf should be able to answer that. Either use strong breakable magnets or the CAttach script (see the X-Wing in the Dagobah level).



Don't you dare make my guitars smashable! they're glass sure... but I make damn sure they're tough.script it like nedry's mace.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:29 am 
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or just use CE HD textures to get around it.

The trick to doing this is to give the object Indexed (NOT 24-bit!) texture and opacity maps normally, then you can go ahead and do partial transparency using CE. Works like a charm and you avoid the pixel shift error as well as the excessively-bright lighting that 24-bit textures are usually subject to. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:36 pm 
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I'm stuck at the ladder tractor with the lever. Anyone know what to do?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:38 pm 
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Hello - haven't been on the computer much but I'm glad you released a new level. I plan to play it eventually, not today though. Keep up the coolness.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:40 am 
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Make sure you push the lever up.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:29 pm 
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Wheeeww, I finally got around to finishing my playthrough of this level. It's really cool, I love how many pathways it has, even with backtracking. I quite liked seeing a distant part of the level from low and far away, at one point. Never found out which part it was though. Love all these building-block structures.
I avoided all bunny hops and had an interesting time navigating raptor threats. I'm not sure about TresComers generally but I recently remembered that it's possible to slow raptors down by just shooting briefly at them, as they often begin to limp or, after a few moments, walk off a bit before thinking to attack again. Thanks for the level. :nerd:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:59 am 
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Is this level still available? The original DL link is dead. I thought I had grabbed it when it was up prior, but if so I don't remember what the .scn was named so I'm not sure if it's already in my folder.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:24 am 
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Shadefyre wrote:
Is this level still available? The original DL link is dead. I thought I had grabbed it when it was up prior, but if so I don't remember what the .scn was named so I'm not sure if it's already in my folder.

It's Mount_Tres.scn. Looks like it was never made available on the level download page...I have the level archived, however. The download is here:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/8bnzg1iu ... d.zip/file

I'll take the link down if morningstarring re-uploads himself. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:10 pm 
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TheIdiot wrote:
Shadefyre wrote:
Is this level still available? The original DL link is dead. I thought I had grabbed it when it was up prior, but if so I don't remember what the .scn was named so I'm not sure if it's already in my folder.

It's Mount_Tres.scn. Looks like it was never made available on the level download page...I have the level archived, however. The download is here:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/8bnzg1iu ... d.zip/file

I'll take the link down if morningstarring re-uploads himself. :)


Ah, cheers TI. I don't have it then, I thought it might be one of the mystery .scn files I haven't been able to identify yet. Working through another batch of Tres level playthroughs, and I've been keeping eyes on the thread for your own project for a while with anticipation.


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Ah, cheers TI. I don't have it then, I thought it might be one of the mystery .scn files I haven't been able to identify yet.

If you have any other mystery .scns, you could PM me a list of mystery level names and I might be able to figure out which are which.

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Glad to hear it, I find myself frequently checking your Youtube channel in hopes to see some more. It'll be a while before my project is finished but I'll be sure to let you know when. :)

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