D2X-XL movie!

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D2X-XL movie!

Post by Diedel » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:30 am

Check my first D2X-XL video clip out (descent2.de - downloads - d2x-xl media). :D
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:58 pm

Very nice video. Thanks for using Bahagad Outbreak in your promotions. (although you do need to get playing Lost Levels! ;)) As for the movie itself, nice display of a bunch of D2XL features, even if the shadow portion probably wasn't the fullest demonstration of what shadows can do. They looked less then spectacular with the arena you chose to capture, but everything else was great.

BTW, what program did you use to make that? I'm always interested in knowing about editing progs.
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Post by Diedel » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:08 pm

I could have done the shadows using Warp Labs, but I like that arena pretty much - and it's a standard D2 level.

I used FRAPS for screen capturing and Windows Moviemaker for creating the movie. That's good enough for me (though Moviemaker has a nasty habit of not moving text messages in time if you insert or delete video clips ... :evil: )
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:40 pm

Ah, using the basics, well good enough for utilizing what you had. Good stuff.
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:44 am

Nice work Diedel! :D

I like it alot! :wink:
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Post by DizzyRox » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:06 am

No Doubt Diedel,very nice work :D
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Post by Diedel » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:09 am

Thanks a lot. :D
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:36 am

Should show this to the developers of the original Descent 2, they'd probably get a kick out of it. :P
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Post by Diedel » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:23 am

Maybe they would jump in and finally create an awesome Descent 4? :roll:
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:20 pm

doubtful. :P Interplay would sit on their plans and prevent them. :P
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Post by Diedel » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:12 pm

What Interplay? There is no Interplay anymore.
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:18 pm

http://www.interplay.com/

They look to be still around to me. :P :P
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Post by TigerRaptorFX » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:03 am

I added your video to the 360 Spin Group.

Who ever the user karx11erx is uploaded the D2X-XL video.
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:13 am

TigerRaptorFX wrote:Who ever the user karx11erx is uploaded the D2X-XL video.
That would be Diedel.
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Post by Diedel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:37 am

TigerRaptorFX wrote:Who ever the user karx11erx is uploaded the D2X-XL video.
ROFL!

karx11erx is my new alias. Diedel is pretty old, but as I registered on the DBB.net ages ago, I am rather known as Diedel than as karx11erx to the better part of the Descent community.

Unfortunately, the quality of the Youtube video sucks, as it got compressed and sized down by Youtube.

Btw, I will upload a slightly longer version of the video tonight. Improved the end (outdoor level) sequence a little. :mrgreen:
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:00 am

Diedel, always the perfectionist! :wink: :lol:
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Post by Chaos Death Saurer » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:38 am

My video feels inferior now... :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by Diedel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:51 am

DarkFlameWolf wrote:Diedel, always the perfectionist! :wink: :lol:
The clip is not perfect. Actually a lot of things turned out well totally accidentally, like the start of the video, with the move forward between the two text messages. But I have learned a lot while creating it. :)
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Post by Diedel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:53 am

Aus-RED-5 wrote:http://www.interplay.com/

They look to be still around to me. :P :P
interplay.com expired on 12/13/2006 and is pending renewal or deletion.
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Post by Peter » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:08 am

Diedel wrote:
Aus-RED-5 wrote:http://www.interplay.com/

They look to be still around to me. :P :P
interplay.com expired on 12/13/2006 and is pending renewal or deletion.
Whoah! Dang! I thought that the had resurrected somehow and was going to create/publish some MMORPG.
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Post by novacron » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:50 pm

Great video Diedel! I found myself getting really excited about a really outdated game... again. :D

I swear as soon as I finish my album I am all over my project again. hehe
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Post by TigerRaptorFX » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:40 pm

Diedel wrote:
Unfortunately, the quality of the Youtube video sucks, as it got compressed and sized down by Youtube.
If possible try to save it as a higher quality DivX Avi and keep it slightly under 100 megs. I did this with Kuman's 99 art gallery video and a good amount of the quality stayed.
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Post by Diedel » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:17 am

I have no tools to create divx videos and cut them and put music into them. If someone knows a good free tool like Windows Moviemaker that can do such things, tell me.
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Post by DCrazy » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:18 am

[MAC]Peter wrote:Whoah! Dang! I thought that the had resurrected somehow and was going to create/publish some MMORPG.
Not quite, they filed with the SEC to attempt to gain the capital to publish an MMORPG. They still have a massive debt liability, even post-Chapter 11, to worry about, and they're hoping a Fallout MMORPG will spur enough interest that they can at least pay off what they still owe.
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Post by Suncho » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:50 am

DarkFlameWolf wrote:Should show this to the developers of the original Descent 2, they'd probably get a kick out of it. :P
I told Mike Kulas about D2X-XL earlier this year and he downloaded it.
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Post by DCrazy » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:31 pm

Mike Kulas is still into Descent? Wow...

Actually, I guess I would be too if that was the definitive product of my career.
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Post by Diedel » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:46 pm

Errrm ... who is Mike Kulas? I suppose one of the Descent coders/project leaders?
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Post by Neumaennl » Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:18 am

Diedel wrote:Errrm ... who is Mike Kulas? I suppose one of the Descent coders/project leaders?
oh boy, this isn't meant seriously, is it?
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Post by Diedel » Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:30 am

I dimly remember the name, but that's all. The only name from Parallax I remember well is Matt Toschlog. :mrgreen:

Anyway, what did Mike say about D2X-XL?
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Post by Suncho » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:29 am

I told Matt Toschlog about it too, but he's more of a D3 guy. Mike said he liked it, but it was before you added most of the weird stuff.
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Post by Diedel » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:49 am

What is 'weird' stuff?
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