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Title: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Wake[of]theBunT on October 23, 2009, 01:03:25 pm
(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/moddbheader.png) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/moddbheader.png)

Everyone at Team GoldenEye: Source is so excited to be giving you this media and mod progress update,
 and we know we had a few months off the chart for updates, since our big releases earlier in the year.
Behind closed doors we've been progressing so well, the reasons and apologies for the lack of word you wouldn't
 even remember by the end of this update. So, strap yourselves in as we reveal whats on the plate for beta 4!


(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8137/minigesyh2.png)Code Progress(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8137/minigesyh2.png)
On the coding side of the house we have fixed many little bugs that were in Beta 3.1.4 (released march) but didn't directly impact gameplay. We have also implemented a plethora of new features in Beta 4 that further extend the GoldenEye 64 atmosphere. One key update comes a new gameplay engine based on Python instead of our current LUA. This not only allows us to more closely integrate the gameplay scripts with the C++ architecture, but it also makes it easier for us to create custom AI for our mod that can be tuned to each gameplay! This advancement is still under works, but should be ready for Beta 4 or as a downloadable addition.

Things to note:

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8137/minigesyh2.png)Caverns(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8137/minigesyh2.png)
The Caverns map, by Sharpshootah, is definitely one of the multiplayer dev favourites and we delight in getting to experience this revisioned level. The map is capped off with extra areas accessible, the most instantly recognized is seen in screenshot three (caverns_2.jpg), which links the lower section with the upper via the glass panels and holds two weapon locations. The atmospheric enhancement available and utilized by sharpshootah on source, and the anticipation of a community, makes this map one to really look forward to!

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(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_main.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_main.jpg)
(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_1.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_1.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_2.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_2.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_3.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_3.jpg)
(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_4.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_4.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_5.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_5.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_6.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_6.jpg)

(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)Rolling Explosions(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)
Whaomg!? Yes you read right. I'm sure theres not a fan out there that hasn't wanted this nostalgic wonder for quite some time, and the code was put in place before beta 3 came out ; However it was rightly deemed we should not rush it, but rather finely tune the bugs that came up and hone the particle and overall visual aspects before allowing it to our playing public. If you are wondering, It's damage value and radius are similar to the n64 instance.

The fireball is laced with all the goodies, such as, debris and a smoke filled air for a period after the fire clears. It also visually reflects the same way as in the n64 counterpart ; when you detonate or launch an explosive near a wall for example, the other side of the wall (if another room for example) will experience the fireball . Also to note, even props that explode will be rolling explosions!

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(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_main.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_main.jpg)
(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_2.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_2.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_3.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_3.jpg)
(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_5.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_5.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_6.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/rollingexplosions_6.jpg)

(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)Grenade Launcher In-Game(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)

Seen above, this powerhouse weapon has just this week undergone tweaks and fixes for it's induction into full blown testing, the code is all working and the reload animation looks 5 star and release ready. Next update will cover more screens of this weapon, with further tweaking!

Speaking of animations, the team is buzzing with the addition of The SSL to the developer list, we have in conjunction with KillerMonkey, been able to revamp our idle and fire animations for the characters. These new world animations mark a big leap in our goal for a unique look, steering away from HL2 style of running/holding weapons, and more towards our vision of goldeneye64 fame.

(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/pp7_stance.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/pp7_stance.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/knife_idle_stance.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/knife_idle_stance.jpg)
(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/shotgun_stance.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/shotgun_stance.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/ar33_stance.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/ar33_stance.jpg)


(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)Props(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)
These are a selection of our environmental props for the current batch of levels in production. One that im sure stands out is the spiral hatch from caverns, as well as the updated hi-res look of the computer console seen in many levels on the original!

Our 3D department has quite a few members dedicated as prop artists, to fill dozens of requests from our mappers all throughout the year of a map's production. Their works are tireless, with dozens of tweaks, from textures and scale as the pipeline to insertion in the level is complete ; It's nice to show off singularly, the environment they help create.

(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/console1.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/console1.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_door1.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_door1.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_radio1.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/caverns_radio1.jpg)
(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/toxic_barrel1.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/toxic_barrel1.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/gas_tank1.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/gas_tank1.jpg)(http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/temple_statue1.jpg) (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/temple_statue1.jpg)

(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)Music(http://goldeneyesource.net/media/miniges.png)
Lastly, our most recent sound designer/composer to join the team, Goldenzen, has been firing on all cylinders with his brand of GoldenEye remix. He combines the movie-esque inspiration, with the arrangements of the game tracks in a way that is a treat to the ear and lover of all forms GoldenEye. Here is a little blend of all his current WIP efforts that we may see done for release in the Beta 4 OST! Again, just more choice for the new featured in-game music player, which is configurable with each level in the mod.

Bunker, Facility, Streets, Library, Surface (http://my007heaven.net/gesupdates/B3/2009/23oct/GES_music_case.mp3) [right click to download]

We want to mention one last thing. Big thanks goes to the folks who make Wing IDE. Wingware have provided us with a free license for their Python debug technology, which mentioned above is used for our gameplay modes and other features. http://www.wingware.com/

Next update : More Grenade Launcher. The possibility of a teaser video for beta 4, which will include visuals of rolling explosions seen above! Plus more screens from artwork, namely a new character for MI6 about to go in game. Finally, continuing to show new levels slated for release, this time from Viashino Cutthroat who is a savage beast of classic's perfection. Thanks for viewing our work and your support is appreciated!


Sincerely,
Team GoldenEye: Source
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: drukqaddik on October 23, 2009, 01:58:50 pm
YES!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: 7FoX on October 23, 2009, 03:22:19 pm
WoW !!!!


Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: 1Rusky on October 23, 2009, 03:23:15 pm
Things look like they're coming together, thanks for the update. Kind of ironic, since today was the first time I played this since July. Keep this stuff coming!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: steven_m64 on October 23, 2009, 03:24:58 pm
OMG Python

 ;D ;D ;D <3
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: ChronoSKitz on October 23, 2009, 03:39:05 pm
Shaweet!!!

Rolling explosions

I always loved the doors in cavern too but they always took forever to open.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: SPECTRE v7 on October 23, 2009, 04:05:00 pm
YES!!! Man this just makes me feel so bad cuase i can't play it YET!!!
Good work Devs, beta 4 i looking to be awesome...
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: 7FoX on October 23, 2009, 04:08:08 pm
hey, I like the Streets Tune :P
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on October 23, 2009, 04:39:32 pm
I <3 updates.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: rdcarden2006 on October 23, 2009, 04:47:51 pm
Very excited about the rolling explosions. The music, not so much.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: LuckySeven on October 23, 2009, 05:46:40 pm
The music sounds great :D
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Konrad Beerbaum on October 23, 2009, 06:05:16 pm
Nice job guys!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on October 23, 2009, 07:03:08 pm
Excellently written Wake. Although there is something in this update that we will have to talk about....:) Nothing bad of course. :D
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: PPK on October 23, 2009, 09:26:16 pm
Great report Wake. Nice too see we finally released some PR to show all those guys that we actually do something between releases... :)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: AzzKKr on October 24, 2009, 12:12:14 am
YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Spydow on October 24, 2009, 12:17:35 am
Awesome! Don't stop the good work!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: bobo72a on October 24, 2009, 12:32:30 am
<3 u gaise
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Seiya on October 24, 2009, 01:09:18 am
Lovely update. Can't wait to use Grenade Launcher. :)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: WNxRicky on October 24, 2009, 02:12:24 am
Looks great. Beta 4 will be awesome.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Ruone Delacroix on October 24, 2009, 05:06:44 am
I'm so glad that you've put out another update like this. This has been very long awaited and I really cannot wait to play through the Caverns. Keep up the great work, guys. You're doing great.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: X-tra on October 24, 2009, 05:33:40 am
Oh yes!

YES YES YES YES YES!!!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: NoodlePudding on October 24, 2009, 07:23:22 am
Noodle says wow its been forever. Cool rolling explosions and good call on the animations. Idk about this background music player thingy. sounds unnecesary.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: ThePlumb3r on October 24, 2009, 07:58:40 am
And I jizz in my pants...
Seriously, the wait was worth it. Keep at it.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: StrikerMan780 on October 24, 2009, 09:47:04 am
Noodle says wow its been forever. Cool rolling explosions and good call on the animations. Idk about this background music player thingy. sounds unnecesary.

Sounds perfectly necessary to me. Remember GE's Multiplayer clearly enough? Certain songs were randomly picked from a set, depending on the map. From what I see, this would replicate such behavior, and allow all of the epic remixes of music for GES to be in at the same time. :) For example, Cradle could have both post and pre-beta3 Cradle Music. (I like the pre-beta3 music personally, but both are awesome.)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Gabbo on October 24, 2009, 09:50:31 am
Getting it done Wake. Hopefully this'll bring in some new blood/attention.

Great report Wake. Nice too see we finally released some PR to show all those guys that we actually do something between releases... :)

Shhh. You'll ruin our lazy image.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: mbsurfer on October 24, 2009, 11:23:55 am
Finally nice to see all the hard work being shown to the public. Great update!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on October 24, 2009, 11:38:34 am
Idk about this background music player thingy. sounds unnecesary.

Well, the old system used the HL2 soundscapes system to play music, even though it's only supposed to be used for environmental sound effects. Essentially, since the music was controlled by soundscapes, it wouldn't loop properly and sometimes didn't work. The music player fixes this by making the music its own separate sound type playing in the engine, and it's played at a constant volume, loops, and crossfades between songs in the song list for each specific map.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: The Cy on October 25, 2009, 01:22:45 am
holy mother shit in heaven, YEAAAAAAAAAH ! you are the best !!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: irfman on October 25, 2009, 03:30:39 am
Cool, I see you took my Capture the Key idea into this mod. Very nice.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: FReXx on October 25, 2009, 04:14:52 am
Really cool! Bunker arrives for beta 4?
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: EMH Mark I on October 25, 2009, 02:48:21 pm
Amazing update overall, and Goldenzen's music is heaven to my ears.  All you guys deserve a pat on the back, and then some  ;D.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Bloodix on October 25, 2009, 03:48:02 pm
looking nice. I should get back into this again. (yes, shame on me. lol)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: RobbeR49 on October 25, 2009, 04:51:01 pm
So much good stuff here. Can't wait to play it.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on October 25, 2009, 08:14:45 pm
Really cool! Bunker arrives for beta 4?

The Jury is still out on that one..... :)

Be sure to still release your version either way it goes. :D
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: The Beatles pwn j00! on October 26, 2009, 08:49:29 am
"Looks good." "Good job." "Can't wait to play it."

etc etc

Just hurry up ;).

Seriously though, I appreciate you guys and your making of this mod.

I like the new music. It's good to have alternatives to the technoey stuff.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: jhawver on October 28, 2009, 05:35:00 am
I am so geeked, I can't even express it in this post.  Launchers, Bunker, Caverns, new mystery character, new game modes.

What is it...   CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER ?!?!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: coolDisguise on October 28, 2009, 06:21:02 am
I am so geeked, I can't even express it in this post.  Launchers, Bunker, Caverns, new mystery character, new game modes.

What is it...   CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER ?!?!

Quote from: James Bond
I thought Christmas only comes once a year.

When will the next media release be?
Can't wait to see more of those explosions and stuff....
I don't even try to ask when the Beta 4.0 release will be, cause you wouldn't give a straight answer anyway ~
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: 00W on October 29, 2009, 07:14:09 am
Just signed up to say that the music is fucking awesome! Did you actually hire Eric Serra or something?  ;D
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Storm101 on October 29, 2009, 07:24:30 am
Caverns blew me away. I mean WOW. You guys never cease to amaze me.

Nice to see a lot of elements that resemble the original too, like the explosions. =)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: DaDude on November 02, 2009, 10:32:00 pm
Brilliant update by the looks of it. Can't wait to see it in action.

Edit: Heh, it seems the latest composer did one of my ideas, and used the drums from the movie soundtrack, and incorporated it into his songs.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Goldenzen on November 03, 2009, 07:18:54 am
Edit: Heh, it seems the latest composer did one of my ideas, and used the drums from the movie soundtrack, and incorporated it into his songs.

I`d like to make a little comment on this: I did not use the drums from the movie soundtrack. All of the sound effects, noises, ambients and syntheziser-sounds, even if they`re very close to Eric Serra's, are created entirely by myself.
It took me years of research, testing and refining those sounds to get them to sound like in GoldenEye movie. Some are similar to Eric Serra's and some are additional, things I thought would fit in this style.
Thanks for the comments and I hope you will have fun listening to this music and being dragged into this GoldenEye world like I always am when I write those songs :)

And please don`t forget: This music would be absolutely useless if we wouldn`t have the chance to play it along with a great mod (sorry if this sounds bootlicking but I mean it from the bottom of my heart, even if this sounds even more bootlicking now).

Sincerely,

Yannick "GoldenZen"
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: gggg on November 04, 2009, 09:22:52 am
O MY GAWD  ROLLING EXPLOSIONS? GRENADE LAUNCHERS?  SOMEONE TELL ME WHY I PLAY COD4?
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Mangley on November 05, 2009, 09:21:46 am
I can't wait.  :-X
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on November 05, 2009, 01:13:34 pm
"Too bad. You're going to." ~VC
 ::)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jeron [SharpSh00tah] on November 05, 2009, 01:21:29 pm
Thanks for the comments about caverns, they are appriciated.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on November 05, 2009, 07:03:26 pm
Thanks for the comments about caverns, they are appriciated.

pfff caverns blows...who would want to play on that crappy map..............
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: JamesBondMan on November 05, 2009, 08:32:49 pm
pfff caverns blows...who would want to play on that crappy map..............

I do....
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: coolDisguise on November 06, 2009, 12:10:09 am
I'd rather play on Caverns than on Cradle, although Caverns is too linear for the most part - at least it got space enough for more players and you won't get camped that easy. (speaking of the classical layout)

Furthermore the screens are really nice, I like how the map looks and I'm looking forward to see those eye shaped doors in action again.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Mangley on November 06, 2009, 02:28:28 am
Caverns does look awesome, you can see the amount of thought that's gone into its reconception. It looks very impressive and it's one of the more challenging maps to remake from a design standpoint too.

I have a feeling that even people who hated the original caverns will love this.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jeron [SharpSh00tah] on November 06, 2009, 02:40:58 am
pfff caverns blows...who would want to play on that crappy map..............

thats what i said! :p
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on November 06, 2009, 05:16:04 am
thats what i said! :p

I love how you are the only one that picked up my sarcasm......wow...just wow......
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jeron [SharpSh00tah] on November 06, 2009, 05:39:55 am
haha yea thats because I am a sarcastic prick...usually lol <3
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on November 06, 2009, 09:17:27 am
haha yea thats because I am a sarcastic prick...usually lol <3

Well, at least I know now that if we were ever to meet each other in person that we could get along fine. :P
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on November 07, 2009, 04:47:32 am
I love how you are the only one that picked up my sarcasm......wow...just wow......
That's what I was thinking.

Hopefully they were just putting in their thoughts sans response to said sarcasm.



I have a feeling that even people who hated the original caverns will love this.
I agree.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: V!NCENT on November 09, 2009, 05:49:56 am
I was just browsing the internet... *sigh*... Hey Black Mesa Source has a few screenshot updates... hey nice...

Where should I go to now... hmzzzzz....

W-W-W.G-O-L-D-E-N-E-Y-S-O-U-R-C-E.N-E-T...

...

Well OH MY MUTHERFUCKING GOD!!!!111111111

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HHHHHHHMMMMMMM FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- YEAH!!!!!!!!!

:D:D:D

PS: OK now that I have calmed down a little: From the top to the bottom one pile of pure awesomeness! This is exactly what I wanted in beta4 and what makes Goldeneye really Goldeneye. Too bad you guys stick with fully ragdoll all the way because the insane deaths of models was a good charactaristic of Goldeneye on the 64.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: major on November 09, 2009, 06:12:15 am
Too bad you guys stick with fully ragdoll all the way because the insane deaths of models was a good characteristic of Goldeneye on the 64.

The insane amount of work limits this for now, but agree would be awesome to see by Final.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: 7FoX on November 09, 2009, 06:12:44 am
Too bad you guys stick with fully ragdoll all the way because the insane deaths of models was a good charactaristic of Goldeneye on the 64.
haha, yeah, i remember the one who looks like the player steps a banana and falls xD
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: The Cy on November 09, 2009, 07:44:18 am
I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT NOOOOOOOOOOW !





P.S. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW !  ;D
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jeron [SharpSh00tah] on November 09, 2009, 03:30:39 pm
V1ncent did you just blow a few lines? Your a little hyper there :p  We love the comments man, we are so happy that you continue to enjoy the mod. Your satisfaction is what drives us to commit future updates!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: V!NCENT on November 10, 2009, 02:36:10 am
We love the comments man, we are so happy that you continue to enjoy the mod. Your satisfaction is what drives us to commit future updates!

You guys deserve it!

Can I make a suggestion? The grenade launcher looks a little too squarish... The last thing this mod needs is more polygons, so how about some texture tricks that make it look more roundish. For example look at the Quake 3 grenade launcher. Looks realy roundish with a low poly count: http://www.mobeenfikree.com/images/screenshots/thePit/screen3.jpg

PS: that way you can only see that it is round because of the edges... but if you can make the edgy part transparent in your textures than you can achieve truely round looking objects ;) But make sure that you don't include these texture hacks into model that others can see walking around...
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Mangley on November 10, 2009, 02:54:14 am
You guys deserve it!

Can I make a suggestion? The grenade launcher looks a little too squarish... The last thing this mod needs is more polygons, so how about some texture tricks that make it look more roundish. For example look at the Quake 3 grenade launcher. Looks realy roundish with a low poly count: http://www.mobeenfikree.com/images/screenshots/thePit/screen3.jpg

PS: that way you can only see that it is round because of the edges... but if you can make the edgy part transparent in your textures than you can achieve truely round looking objects ;) But make sure that you don't include these texture hacks into model that others can see walking around...

I...  ???

I don't think that's the finished grenade launcher, it seems to be a placeholder (low detail/unfinished version for testing). I'm sure the finished one will have much rounder edges just like the sniper rifle does and a nice texture with normal maps.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on November 10, 2009, 09:44:19 am
Grenade Launcher texture is probably going to be upscaled and have normal/spec maps added. The model itself is pretty much done, the texture just makes it look ugly as hell.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Wake[of]theBunT on November 10, 2009, 05:57:20 pm
And by ugly as hell he means "WIP and we are making it look hot right now" :)

-PR out
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: The Cy on November 11, 2009, 10:18:49 pm
Last night I dreamt of a new update..and joanna dark from perfect dark was one of the new characters..or was it Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill ? I can`t remember..but I do remember that I thought: YES, GREAT !
very funny  :P
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: PPK on November 12, 2009, 01:11:35 am
Last night I dreamt of a new update..and joanna dark from perfect dark was one of the new characters..or was it Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill ? I can`t remember..but I do remember that I thought: YES, GREAT !
very funny  :P

GE:S already has it's fair share of hot women. If Rosika makes it in, there will be one more.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: V!NCENT on November 12, 2009, 08:48:28 am
GE:S already has it's fair share of hot women. If Rosika makes it in, there will be one more.
Polizei, is that you?
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: 7FoX on November 12, 2009, 09:49:16 am
ROSIKA, lmao!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Mangley on November 12, 2009, 01:45:30 pm
I'm so eager to hear more about the music player.. I know there's a lot of alternative versions of some of the songs, will they all eventually be included? Variety is the spice of life.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on November 13, 2009, 09:22:43 am
I'm so eager to hear more about the music player.. I know there's a lot of alternative versions of some of the songs, will they all eventually be included? Variety is the spice of life.

Not sure if they ALL will be included in the end, but with a customizable music player you can add whatever song you want yourself too. You can also take the music from alpha, beta 1, and beta 3 and put it in there if you want a HUGE variety :) also, don't forget the beta3 soundtrack since there are unused bonus tracks :). But yeah, there are a good amount of alternate versions in 4 and you won't be disappointed with the music player thats for sure. :)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Proxy on November 15, 2009, 08:12:04 pm
Looks great, cant wait for the release.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on November 17, 2009, 05:44:59 pm
"Too bad. You're going to." ~VC
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Shinedown122 on November 22, 2009, 07:19:37 am
When is the position of how we hold the guns gonna be in there because i just went on and it was Like Garrysmod stance
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: PPK on November 22, 2009, 07:22:09 am
When is the position of how we hold the guns gonna be in there because i just went on and it was Like Garrysmod stance

The third-person animations?
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on November 22, 2009, 07:39:11 am
Yeah, Beta 3.x and below uses the HL2DM animations set, the standard character animations that come with the Source code for multiplayer mods. Killermonkey and I have created a new animation set for just about every GES weapon, and it looks much better when the hands actually fit the weapon. You can see some of the animations in the update, and some more have been created/polished since then.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: The Cy on December 02, 2009, 01:38:04 am
hmm, after reading most of the regular posts here, it seems to me that the beta 4 update will be HUGE..maybe 2 or 3 new characters..maybe 3 new levels, ( some classics exclusive) moonraker laser, granade launcher, rocket launcher..bullet penetration, rolling explosions, python code, new game modes like capture the key...over 70 achievements..wow guys, do you sleep at all ?  :D

Cy
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: kraid on December 02, 2009, 02:04:20 am
Quote
do you sleep at all ?
Only once in a while.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: WNx Buccfam on December 03, 2009, 01:20:47 pm
Only once in a while.

lies
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: InvertedShadow on December 08, 2009, 10:22:24 pm
maybe 3 new levels
don't you mean four (http://i36.tinypic.com/2pzftae.jpg)?
five counting the return of ge_archives_frontzone
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: The Cy on December 09, 2009, 12:30:59 am
don't you mean four (http://i36.tinypic.com/2pzftae.jpg)?

holy shit !! this looks amazing ! it´s ... a monster ! the monster-level of all mothermonster-levels in the whole world !  :D
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: 7FoX on December 09, 2009, 02:19:26 am
I want aztec, I see a picture in the update report, i hope it will be there too
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: EMH Mark I on December 09, 2009, 03:22:11 am
ge_aztec
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2czcztj.jpg)

Awesome, now I'll know where to find the armor on aztec upon its B4 release.  ;D
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: major on December 09, 2009, 03:24:47 am
And one 3rd party map ;)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Mangley on December 09, 2009, 03:51:58 am
Well Facility Backzone and Caverns are confirmed for Beta 4

Silo, Surface, Citadel, Aztec, and Archives Frontzone may or may not be in Beta 4... we'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: V!NCENT on December 30, 2009, 01:39:26 am
What's the current status on Beta 4? Is it polishing? Is it testing and fixing bugs? Or is it just not at these stages yet?

In other words, what's still on the list that needs to be done in order for beta 4 to be released? I am not asking what you are going to put in it, I just want to know how long I'll have to wait to play it, without asking for a release date  ;)
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jeron [SharpSh00tah] on December 30, 2009, 04:11:20 am
What's the current status on Beta 4? Is it polishing? Is it testing and fixing bugs? Or is it just not at these stages yet?

In other words, what's still on the list that needs to be done in order for beta 4 to be released? I am not asking what you are going to put in it, I just want to know how long I'll have to wait to play it, without asking for a release date  ;)

Sometime between now and never :p
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on December 30, 2009, 08:00:31 am
Sometime between now and never :p

To be more descriptive since sharp is so boring :P, We are polishing, testing, and fixing bugs ALL at the same time. :) Some days are better than others. For instance, when sharp commits a map and it has all the glass falling over on the models and the floor missing/damaged, we regress a little bit and we have to take more time for his butt to get things straight. :P But overall, new things are added all the time which always makes questions difficult about release. A lot of the stuff we are "polishing", "bug fixing" and "testing" will be seen in the next update, but life happens and things get pushed back as you all know. :) You'll just have to wait and see....
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: Jeron [SharpSh00tah] on December 30, 2009, 08:03:42 am
For instance, when sharp commits a map and it has all the glass falling over on the models and the floor missing/damaged, we regress a little bit and we have to take more time for his butt to get things straight.

LIEZ!
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: CCsaint10 on December 30, 2009, 08:05:16 am
LIEZ!

Jussst kiddin. Love ya buddy.
Title: Re: GES Update 10/23/09 [October Report]
Post by: V!NCENT on December 30, 2009, 08:10:52 am
But overall, new things are added all the time which always makes questions difficult about release. A lot of the stuff we are "polishing", "bug fixing" and "testing" will be seen in the next update, but life happens and things get pushed back as you all know. :) You'll just have to wait and see....
OK so you are not saying: "OK hold up. Feature freeze! Fix all the bugs. Modify everything so that it's playable and release it once it's totally playable.". Instead you are working on the mod untill you think: "OK we've put enough new shit into it that's finnished and once we reach a state in wich it's totally playable and not regressed like hell we compile it and put it online as a download." ?

Right.... xD