Project "Descent Relived"

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Project "Descent Relived"

Post by novacron » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:09 pm

Hello everyone. If you don't recognize me already, lately I have been active on the PD forums showcasing my current undergoing which is a re-texturing of the entire Descent 2 texture archive in high resolutions to use with Diedel's D2X-W32. You can visit my Official Website HERE or this thread from the PD forums HERE.

I don't have an ETA on when it will be complete, but I can tell you I have been working on them.

Anyways, this was basically to get the news across the ENTIRE fanbase and to let everyone have something look forward to in the future. Having been working on this for a few weeks now already, I am STILL very excited just seeing them in the game. It really does liven up the game (even though it already was great ;) ) and intrigues me to play.

Hope everyone is well and hopefully soon I can give ya guys a texture or two every once and a while on this thread as I have been on the PD one.

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Post by DCrazy » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:15 pm

Might wanna change the name, I read it as "Descent Reviled" at first. :P
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Post by Fighter17 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:04 am

Good job, keep up the good work! :D


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Post by NWRhino » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:01 pm

Awesome, I can't wait :D
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Post by Sinjid » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:24 pm

Very, very, cool 8) but when do you think it will be comeing out?
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Post by novacron » Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:48 pm

I have no estimation on when I will be finished. To be honest with you all, I work on them when I am in the mood to. I can tell you that I will not dump this project, I will finish it to the end. This is something I have been waiting to do for a long time.
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Post by spud » Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:05 pm

Good to see you playing D2 on Kali Novacron, we need all the players we can get.

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Post by Isaac » Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:46 am

OH MY GOD!!! is someone remaking the cinematics???
check out some of my work!!!
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Post by novacron » Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:52 am

spud wrote:Good to see you playing D2 on Kali Novacron, we need all the players we can get.

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If I see a game up, I have to play :D

Good game Spud :)
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WIP

Post by novacron » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:59 pm

Sorry, I have been stagnant in my postings lately, just been busy with other things. I do have some textures to show though.

Here are a few in the works, the first one is actually completely done.

All texture sizes shown here have been reduced by 50%.

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Post by Diedel » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:55 am

Novacron,

please feed me with some new hires-textures, will you? ;)
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Post by novacron » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:55 pm

Patience my son ;)

Give me some time to pump a few more out.
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Post by Diedel » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:38 am

GIMMEGIMMEGIMME! :P
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Post by novacron » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:44 pm

This is what the robot center should REALLY look like ;):

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still needs some alignment though...
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Post by Duper » Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:50 pm

D00D! o_0

WOW
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Post by Top Gun » Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:22 pm

Wowser! :o
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Post by DCrazy » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:15 am

Jesus christ that is sick. :D
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:58 am

We need more people like you. Someone willing and able to help you to do this project as good as you!
Keep up the good work bro! :mrgreen:
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Post by Diedel » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:36 am

Impressive! Nice transition old -> new. Great job, Nova. :)
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Post by Hattrick » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:14 am

Dayum! :shock:

nice job!
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Post by MD-2389 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:27 am

Umm...can anyone help me find my jaw? I seem to have mis-placed it somewhere...
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Post by Pumo » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:15 pm

O_O O_o o_O o_o

:o :shock: :o :shock:

Very impressive work!!
That's reeeeaaaallyyy neat!!

Excelent work Novacron!! :D
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Post by Ferno » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:50 pm

wow this stuff rocks.
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Post by Sirius » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:06 pm

I assume you mainly use Photoshop or something similar for this work? The effects seem fairly similar.

Still, I'd be surprised if it doesn't take a lot of work to do each and every one of these, even with all its smarts... especially if you have to keep faithful to the original Descent 2 textures (which, as illustrated by the matcen textures, is happening quite nicely).
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Post by novacron » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:41 pm

Yes, Photoshop is all I use to create the textures. And yes, I still have a whole lot ahead of me.

Thanks everyone for the support. :)
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Post by CDN_Merlin » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:55 pm

OMG, my jaw fell off and I can't get up
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Post by Theftbot » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:36 am

HRM

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Post by Neumaennl » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:26 am

HOLY S**T! This looks awesome. It looks like a photography of some salt mineral. You should join forces with NovacroN if he wants you to so we can enjoy all these nice Hi-Res textures in D2X-W32 real soon :D The next thing would be a Hi-Poly version of our beloved Pyro if it's possible and maybe also a remake of the Robot textures *drool*
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Post by novacron » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:55 am

Looks nice man. It's a bit too glossy imo for what the original would most likely look like, but a good interpretation!
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:52 am

novacron wrote:Looks nice man. It's a bit too glossy imo for what the original would most likely look like, but a good interpretation!
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We aren't doing the Half-Life 2 HDR look. :P
Still though... nice work! ;)
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Post by Duper » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:06 am

Very nice. :oops:


How many layers TB? Dang that looks real!
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Post by Image » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:47 am

:oops:....
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Post by Ferno » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:32 pm

nice.. the rock texture has a slime look to it tho.
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Post by Sirius » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:59 am

It looks kind of like someone slicked porridge down a wall. :/ I didn't recognise it, to be honest, although it shows a good understanding of Photoshop tools.
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Post by Diedel » Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:58 am

No, it looks like clean, water polished crystalline material. Very realistic, but too clean. Take away some gloss.
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Post by MD-2389 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:02 pm

Looking at it, I can see how Sirius could see that. Still, nice job! Take away some of the gloss and it's perfect.
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Post by Theftbot » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:32 pm

/| | Fixed
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Post by novacron » Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:44 pm

Hey all, just giving you guys a little update as to where I am. My music creation has taken over lately, and I choose to let it continue. That is the reason for inactivity in posting new textures.

I plan to release a couple screens showing parts of levels completely in hi-res. I will post them on the Descent Relived website.
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Post by Diedel » Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:18 pm

Novacron,

mind updating the link on your Descent Relived page?

The new URL is http://www.descent2.de, and the project name has changed to D2X-XL.

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Re: ;)

Post by d3jake » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:42 pm

novacron wrote:
spud wrote:Good to see you playing D2 on Kali Novacron, we need all the players we can get.

spud
How praytell do you do a multiplayer game (through the modem?) with more than 2 people?
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