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Offline karx-elf-erx

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Let it Rain!
« on: October 31, 2010, 06:29:02 AM »


Rain Effect in D2X-XL
« Last Edit: October 31, 2010, 06:30:07 AM by karx11erx »

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 06:32:09 AM »
That looks really good! Thought I'm not really sure why you wouldn't just play D3 at that point... I thought everyone's major gripe about D3 was the terrain?

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 08:17:09 AM »
The complaint isn't that there is terrain, it's that it is not as well implemented as people seem to think it should be.  There aren't many, if any MP levels were the outdoor terrain is used effectively.
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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 09:15:14 AM »
Grr...I need to get a computer that'll run D2X-XL well enough to actually see this effect like this...:P
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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 02:24:20 PM »
Oh, there are more D2X-XL levels with outdoor areas, and some with very cool interiors:

In Yokelassence's mission Dimensional Intersect:

(Also available as MP level)



In my mission Boiling Point:



(Also available as MP level)





« Last Edit: October 31, 2010, 02:26:22 PM by karx11erx »

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 05:05:57 AM »
can we just call this Descent 2.5 now?
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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 06:59:54 AM »
The D2X-XL icon on my desktop is called "Descent IV".

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 08:27:04 AM »
LOL!

Too much honor. If I'd ever create a Unreal 3 Engine based Descent, that might deserve such a name. :)

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 09:04:19 AM »
I say get on with it!

Those screenshots look fantastic. They're not far off Descent3 are they? That is some serious work when you're modifying something so old rather than creating from scratch.

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010, 11:18:17 AM »
Very nice, particularly the snow!




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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 06:34:16 AM »
How many of you here know that D2X-XL supports real-time glow fx?



On this screenshot you can see

  • D2X-XL's lightning based Omega cannon effect (which is referred to as "lightning cannon" somewhere in the Descent code - ain't that funny?)
  • damage lightning on the Diamond claw under fire
  • damage smoke effect on the Diamond Claw
  • thruster smoke behind the player ship (will disappear when the ship moves)
  • the partial shield effect D2X-XL shows (blurred by the glow renderer)
  • MetalBeast's new heavy ship "Wolf"
  • D2X-XL's skybox support
« Last Edit: November 02, 2010, 08:29:54 AM by karx11erx »

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 09:03:18 AM »
In response to that, I refer to my earlier post, and also tack on the sudden inexplicable need to download the newest version of DLE-XP so I can start messing around with some of these effects and put 'em to use. :D
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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2010, 10:43:25 AM »
How many of you here know that D2X-XL supports real-time glow fx?



On this screenshot you can see


I completely stole Yokelassance's texture scheme from "The Gorge" for my outdoor area (because I thought the gorge looked so cool).  I just realized how hard it is to tell them apart...
Actually, after reading Descent Equinox I thought that D2X-XL had a gameplay closer to the books than any of the (other) Descent games.  (In the book, the omega cannon shot lightning, the cloaking device worked kind of like D2X-XL's inventory, and all the robots were from D1, D2, and Vertigo).
I can't wait to get the Wolf ship.

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2010, 11:22:11 AM »
Here are three pics from my most "Descent 3-ish" D2X-XL level (maybe it's actually more Half-Life-esque):







Find more screens in "my levels -> multiplayer levels" on www.descent2.de.

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Re: Let it Rain!
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2010, 02:34:09 PM »
Pumo Mines looks D3ish.
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