Metroid Mod: Weapon FX Help Wanted!

Plus some actual mod!

By on June 6, 2009 2:53:58 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Scoutdog

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I have always been a big Metroid fan since 4th grade, and I have had the idea of creating a Mtroid game or mod for nearly as long. When I got GC2, I realised that it would be a great platform for a Metroid mod. Originally, I thought I was the only Metroid guy on the forums, but an odd little conversation over at Elemental convinced me to go public:

Set at some point between Prime: Echoes and Prime: Corruption, this mod enables you to control any of the major players in the Metroid universe:

  • Galactic Federation
  • Zebesian Alliance (Space Pirates)
  • Nolor Vangaurd(Gandrayda's species)
  • Urtagan Disciples (rogue Pirates from Prime 3: Corruption)
  • Phrygisian Conglomerate (Rundas' species)
  • Diamont Authority
  • Vhozon Orthodoxy
  • Ing Horde
  • Luminoth Resurgence
  • Elysian Mainframe
  • Kriken Empire
  • Possible secret race........

I intend to have complete tech trees, conversations, flavor text, and shipstyles for all races, as well as new music, a new UI, new improvements, and planets.

PREVIEW PACK RELEASE APLHA: After a few months of looking for a suitable upload for my Preview Pack, I have finally been able to get it posted here! During the wait, I completed a new minor race: The Enoema (aka. Kanden). There are also new terrein pics for the planet screens (no new planets, yet, though), and PARTIAL FlavorText conversions. The site is only good for up to 30 days, but I hope to have MUCH more on the way by then!

Questions? Comments? Requests?

Also, if anyone has expericance with 3-D modelling or animation and is willing to make weapon FX or ship parts, please drop me a post: I've been trying to tech myself how to use Blender, but I'm just too busy with the rest of this ungodly massive mod to make much headway.

UPDATE 004: Well, after a long hiatus betatesting EWOM, I'm back at the mod with a vengreance! Already replaced the entire GC2 soundtrack with music from the Metroid series, and have gotten a good way through the Luminoth tech tree. Also been working on the economic and improvement systems, although Wii difficulties have prevented me from screenshotting any pictures. I also plan to redo the UI, but that's still a loooooooong way off.

  1. Create text and stats for major races. *DONE*
  2. Create logos and graphics for major races. *DONE*
  3. Rip contact music for major races. *DONE*
  4. Compose Default tech tree. *DONE*
  5. Metroidize all game music. *DONE*
  6. Create default improvement set. *DONE*
  7. Create default ship component set. *DONE*
  8. Create default starbase module and miscellaneous economic thing set.*DONE*
  9. Retool flavortext.
  10. Retool conversations.
  11. Create race-specific tech trees.
  12. Create race-specific improvements.
  13. Create race-specific miscellaneous economic things.
  14. Rip in-game movies and popup pictures.*DONE*
  15. Rip improvement pictures. (Haven't looked @ Fox's set recently, may be more done than I thought)
  16. Retool weapon and UI sound effects.
  17. Create weapons impact animations.
  18. Create weapons flight animations.
  19. Create new User Interface.
  20. Create scenario maps.
  21. Create scenario missions.
  22. Create Campaign and campaign graphics.
  23. Create new ship styles.
  24. Create new component models.

Movies and popups are done! Fox, I would really appreciate getting a few new ship models, but I've got a lot of other stuff to do as well, so there's no real rush.

All hail commander Ridley!

 

P.S: If anyone knows how the weapon animations work, I would greatly appreciate tips on how to make them in Blender.

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June 7, 2009 6:31:09 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

looks good I saw that you lacked some race images so ive found this websight that had all the images you'll need for this mod and then some.http://www.freewebs.com/bentoththenintendomaster/metroids.htm

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June 7, 2009 9:57:58 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Niiice. You just got yourself credit on the mod.

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June 7, 2009 2:12:59 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

No prob here goes some more images for the Galactic Federation

If I found anymore I'll let you know.

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June 7, 2009 2:57:21 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Actually, I'm probably going to just use the standard Alan Bradley pic (not moving, so that it doesn't clash), maybe put in another background behind him....

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June 7, 2009 9:32:52 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Looks nice, Scoutdog. Consider me a potential downloader.

Are you planning on releasing a campaign/s with or after the mod as well?

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June 8, 2009 9:32:11 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Are you planning on releasing a campaign/s with or after the mod as well?

Well, the final version will probably include a campeighn, but there will be releases with all the other stuff before that, so the question is what you consider to be "after".

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June 10, 2009 10:48:51 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'd buy Galactic Civilization II just for this mod.

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June 10, 2009 12:22:49 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I hope Stardock appreciates my contibution to their sales........ I really think the number 20 would look nice under my avatar......

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June 12, 2009 2:41:08 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

STATUS UPDATE 001 OF ???: I have completed my revamping of the galactic resources system: The odd and blatantly tactical polygons have now been replaced with some rocky, cracked "planetoids" I concocted in Blender, and the descriptions have not only been "Metroidized", but they also have a bit more explanation as to exacly HOW the resources put in their bonuses:

NOTE: Upon uploading the screenshots, I realise I forgot to change "Samsonium" to "Zebetite". This alteration will appear in all released versions of the mod.

I have also come up with many new and improved race pics. Although I can't really screenshot it, all but the Phrygisians, Urtagans, Diamont, and Nolor now have their own theme music for the diplo screen. Here are several links to the YouTube "Music Videos" I use for them:

A big shout-out to "SilvaGunner" and "Merhawk 102" for making these, by the way.

This update is also in the OP.

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June 18, 2009 1:16:21 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

STATUS UPDATE 002: I am now finished with all of the major races, complete with pics, music, and color schemes. I also created a preview pack containing both races and resources, but every upload site I have tried (the Library here, I-Mod, GC2Guide) is in some way broken, so I guess it will have to wait for a while. Hopefully, the next thing to get done is the flavor-text/conversations, some of which appear in the screenshots:

As always, you can find this in the OP as well.

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June 18, 2009 5:25:26 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Ask stefen over at i-mod he might be able to fix it.

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June 20, 2009 2:07:40 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

if you want  I upload your screenshots in my gallery over at www.i-mod-productions.com if you want.

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June 20, 2009 3:24:10 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

That would be appreciated. The mod itself is probably going to be up soon as well- got things streghtened out a bit more w/ Stefan.

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June 20, 2009 3:43:04 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Superbly inspiring these new "spherical" resources!

That's exactly what i'm talking about in the 4- Graphics & Context blog article with having Artistic sensitivities.

Excellent work -- so far.

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June 21, 2009 5:13:27 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

just pm the shots over at imod and i'll upload them.

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June 21, 2009 9:30:14 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

heres a link to the screenshots theres more to come www.i-mod-productions.com/photoplog/index.php?c=16 check out my other mods while your there.

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June 22, 2009 1:06:10 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

No offence, but the pics in your second status update are too small, I can't read the text.

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June 22, 2009 4:39:01 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I am currently attempting to rectify this. They will be fixed as soon as I can locate the originals.

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June 23, 2009 2:22:17 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Use the link ive uploaded most of the screen shots over at i-mod excellent  work by the way will help you with the mod maybe help create you some ship styles.And will change the str file stuff for you if you want by creating you some new super abilities.

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June 23, 2009 8:55:45 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Well, I don't intend to make much use of i-mod, since 1) I feel I already owe them for assistance in the past, and 2) I want complete control over almost everything: I am sure they are quite competent, but if it doesn't turn out EXACTLY the way I invisioned it (and how could it, I would have to write and draw out everything beforehand as a guide anyway) I would not be happy. Later on, I might make need some ships, but it's a bit early for that.

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June 23, 2009 5:34:46 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

no prob just let me know if you need them.

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July 2, 2009 10:41:25 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

This looks very awesome! can't wait

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July 10, 2009 10:33:39 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

STATUS UPDATE 003: After a particularly nasty near-crash (corrupted boot file or something) I had to reformat my entire hard drive. Was able to save everything having to do with the mod, except for the plan of my tech tree (the tree itself is safe). The net effect of this is that I have been set back on tree porogress by a few weeks.

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July 10, 2009 2:41:07 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

I too had to wipe my hard drive recently But it wasin't a virus but my power supply couldin't handle everything I was running so it wasin't needed.But ohwell whats done is done order a newone should get it soon be glad when I do because I cain't play gc2 until I do it either freezes up our reboots. 

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July 10, 2009 6:19:01 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Fortunately, it appears to be proceeding faster than I had expected. Plus I now have all of the terrein images done!

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