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Author:  DCrazy [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:39 pm ]
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Ever hear of Kali? The program that basically powered the Descent/D2 community?

Author:  Duper [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ;)

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?


KALI

***edit* grammatical errors by Spud, corrected.***

Author:  Diedel [ Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:17 am ]
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I smell a disciple of Mobius, our local grammar Nazi ... :roll:

I wish me a bag chock full with hires textures from Novacron for Christmas ... :D

Author:  Sirius [ Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:01 pm ]
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It's not really an error, just not very good for clarity.

If you don't already know the context. :)

Author:  novacron [ Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:38 pm ]
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All you get is a bunch of PTMC coal in ur stocking Diedel!!!!

:D JK JK

Author:  Duper [ Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:40 am ]
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Sirius wrote:
It's not really an error, just not very good for clarity.

If you don't already know the context. :)


hehe, exactly. I read that and went .. wtf???? and I've been usin' Kali for years. (10, I think). anyways.. I've been on long enough that grammar and spelling mean little to me in an informal setting like this. I love studing english and rules tho. .. go figure.. I struggled through highschool in english. :P

Author:  novacron [ Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Screens!

In-game screenshots with the hi-res textures posted at my site:

http://novacron.koolbear.com/

Happy Holidays and Merry X-mas!

URL Updated to new subdomain http://novacron.koolbear.com/ - KB 3/13/06

Author:  Kirby [ Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Screens!

novacron wrote:
In-game screenshots with the hi-res textures posted at my site:

http://novacron.sitesled.com/drelived

Happy Holidays and Merry X-mas!
MOMMY!!!!! I want!!!

Author:  Ferno [ Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:36 pm ]
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oh very nice.

btw, think you can hi res the powerups? :)

Author:  fyrephlie [ Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:43 pm ]
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im wondering what kind of resources those textures will eat in game. :D

Author:  Kirby [ Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:56 pm ]
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Ferno wrote:
btw, think you can hi res the powerups? :)
a better alternative would be to create models instead....the weapons are basically just animations in a loop

Author:  Diedel [ Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:48 am ]
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fyrephlie wrote:
im wondering what kind of resources those textures will eat in game. :D
Like 1/2 Gig of RAM. ;)

I have already included a texture quality slider in render options to allow for compressing the hi-res textures to 256x256, 128x128 or even 64x64 (although the last doesn't really make much sense).

Author:  novacron [ Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:03 am ]
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Quote:
I have already included a texture quality slider in render options to allow for compressing the hi-res textures to 256x256, 128x128 or even 64x64 (although the last doesn't really make much sense).


Great, that will save me a lot of time at the end when they are all finished. No having to resize them all for the lower end systems. ;)

Author:  Diedel [ Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:15 pm ]
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That was exactly what I was thinking of. ;)

Author:  Aus-RED-5 [ Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:53 am ]
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nooovaaacronnnnn......

................nooovaaacronnnnn....

Waaaakie....Waaaaakie!




The holidays are over.....


Nowwwww GET BACK TO WORK!! :shock:


::: Hint ::: ::: Hint ::: heh :lol:

Author:  Mugz [ Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:30 pm ]
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How i can extract texture? Or any one can send me what need to recreate???
I can do this quickly :)

Send me old textures to mail mixmugz[at]gmail.com
and i create this...

Author:  Diedel [ Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:49 pm ]
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Mugz,

you can use D2X-XL to save all D2 textures to bitmap files, but its a tedious process. DTX2 would do, too.

Author:  Mugz [ Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:38 pm ]
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DTX2??? What is this?

Author:  Diedel [ Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:40 pm ]
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A small utility program allowing to extract and import all kinds of data from and to descent data files (*.hog - levels etc., *.pig - textures).

Author:  Mugz [ Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:41 pm ]
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Ok. I'm going to Google :)

Author:  Top Gun [ Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:02 pm ]
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No need :)

Author:  novacron [ Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:54 pm ]
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Aus-RED-5 wrote:
nooovaaacronnnnn......

................nooovaaacronnnnn....

Waaaakie....Waaaaakie!




The holidays are over.....


Nowwwww GET BACK TO WORK!! :shock:


::: Hint ::: ::: Hint ::: heh :lol:


All in good time my friend. Keep bugging me, it helps. :D

Author:  simX [ Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:52 am ]
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novacron wrote:
All in good time my friend. Keep bugging me, it helps. :D


I could set up a script to send you a pesky e-mail every 15 minutes, if "it helps". ;)

Author:  Aus-RED-5 [ Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:12 am ]
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simX wrote:
novacron wrote:
All in good time my friend. Keep bugging me, it helps. :D


I could set up a script to send you a pesky e-mail every 15 minutes, if "it helps". ;)


LOL - nice :P

Author:  Diedel [ Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:04 am ]
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Let's all help Novacron! :twisted:

Author:  novacron [ Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:57 pm ]
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simX wrote:
novacron wrote:
All in good time my friend. Keep bugging me, it helps. :D


I could set up a script to send you a pesky e-mail every 15 minutes, if "it helps". ;)


I'd rather not go to that extreme if you would please. HAHA

Author:  simX [ Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:22 pm ]
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novacron wrote:
simX wrote:
I could set up a script to send you a pesky e-mail every 15 minutes, if "it helps". ;)


I'd rather not go to that extreme if you would please. HAHA


Perhaps I should threaten to do so unless you at least give us a preview of another high-quality texture you've made? Is that too extreme? ;)

Author:  Diedel [ Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:20 am ]
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Problem is that Novacron, creative person that he is, currently is more busy with composing music than with building another batch of 100 or so hires textures. :cry:

Author:  Neumaennl [ Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:32 am ]
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Could it be that this project is just too big for just one person if there are several hundreds of textures? If I remember correctly, there were two people offering to remake some textures to contribute to the project. Is it soo hard to communicate and join forces? :? I don't want this marvellous project to die or take forever to be finished. I don't want to rant but unfortunately I can't help with anything but encouragement coz I am not an artist :roll:
Keep up the good work guys!

Author:  Diedel [ Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:53 am ]
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It's the usual problem of talking the walk vs. walking the talk here for those so enthusiastically offering their help in this project. The only one really down to business so far was/is Novacron.

Author:  novacron [ Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Here is a post from the PD forums to someone

Here is a post from the PD forums to someone

I just would like to say thank you. I did not realize how excited everyone really was about this. I know I was when I had heard of Diedel's D2X build with support for hi-res textures.

To be honest, its not so much the lack of support, as you can see this thread has gone over its limits, flooded with posts. I am not trying to boast at, I am not that kind of person. I'm just trying to make a point to everyone that this is something I want to accomplish, but at the same time not let it take over the other things I want to do in my life. I may or may not be making up excuses, but I will tell you right now, this is something I want to do until the end. I have seen so many great projects (MODs for games and such) just dissapate from lack of time, and that is something I DO NOT want to see happen to this.

So in conclusion, just bug me. Keep posting here. Flood me with Instant messages when I am on, do whatever it takes. Because I will be honest, I procrastinate.

Thank you all for the tremendous support. This is an exceptional community. The Descent series are my favorite games of all time, and it will be awesome when we can all 'relive' our favorite game.

So was that long and cheezy or what? LONG LIVE DESCENT, IT WILL BE DONE!

Author:  Diedel [ Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Serious Harrassment! ;)

We are all eagerly awaiting your Descent Hires Texture pack, so please continue your work on it - right now! And give us what we want. Don't let other things distract you. You cannot just water our mouths by publishing some fantastic in-game screenies and then give us such a serious hangover by starting to compose music (or having any other form of a real life). So go for it, man, and give us one of the greatest achievements in the D1/D2 world ever!

Gogogogogogogogogobugbugbugbugbugbugbugbugbug! ;)

Author:  simX [ Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:28 am ]
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Oh noooovacron! Be a good 'cron and don't make me break out that script: send us a new pic of one of your high-res textures! You know you want to animate some Descent doors at high quality instead of making music!

:D

P.S. Yes, I have a working copy of the script. I have used it before. ;)

Author:  Diedel [ Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:39 am ]
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simX is waving the nuclear club ... :shock:

:mrgreen:


bugbugbugbugbugbugbugbugbugbug

Nova,

we need a new door, fully animated! :wink:

Author:  novacron [ Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:16 pm ]
Post subject:  And you shall receive...

Good bugging everyone! Its not animated yet but here ya go ;)

Door56

Author:  Aus-RED-5 [ Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:19 am ]
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ahhhh... one of my favorit doors! ;)

Very nice! :)

Author:  Diedel [ Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:44 am ]
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Yay! :)

Looks cool, better than the original!

Author:  simX [ Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: And you shall receive...

novacron wrote:
Good bugging everyone! Its not animated yet but here ya go ;)


Yay! ***simX does an incredibly awesome dance to match the incredibly awesome door texture.***

Nuclear club waving has ceased.... temporarily. ;) :twisted: Duh duh duhh..


P.S. If you need ad-free image hosting, or if you need any other logistical help, I can probably provide that.

Author:  Gold Leader [ Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:17 pm ]
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hmm this is getting better by the day, is this an own engine you are using Novacron & Diedel?

or do you just render bitmaps and use them as textures?
this does intrest me not that I do 3D modelling yet or so but those textures look incredible, would it be possible to convert Unreal Engine 3.0 for Descent2, when it''s released for public use, would that be a possibillity also, or would that make it too complex?

anyways I'm proud to see that the spirit for Descent2 lives on :) I hope that these textures can be used for Descent1 also :)

Author:  Diedel [ Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:00 am ]
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D2X-XL can handle hi-res true color TGA images.

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