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Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« on: July 08, 2012, 02:39:48 AM »
After seeing the remake of Barney started working on, I had a thought about common models, this concern mods set in the Half-life universe of course. My problem is that those mods obviously common half-life resources, models, sounds, textures etc. for example the vortigaunt pretty much always uses the same model, the AI's one, of course the model shouldn't be repacked every time somebody releases a mini-redux it should rely on the content in valve folder, so that raises two questions for me :

1/ Should we make a common basic SD pack ? One stuffed with pretty much all the classics SD models, nothing special, so we can offer a solution for those who haven't modded their half-life and don't to have LD models in the middle of our super awesome hacks
2/ Should we stick to hacking basics SD models in the cases of small modifications, for example the barney in Invasion only differ with the Beretta he gives you at one point. Since the difference is minor shouldn't the corresponding SD hack simply rely on the AI's SD barney ?

I ask for the sake of continuity, I'm not sure one mini-redux should stick out from the others, not at least when they are set in the HL universe, what do you guys think ?

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 03:58:53 AM »
Well if we were to put together a HD pack that wouldn't do any harm would it?
If the mod makers want different content they need only put it in the mod folder and it will be used in the mod!

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 04:00:40 AM »
I think 'Ton has a fucking smart idea.

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 04:08:45 AM »
Yeah but won't it be better if say for example if all the barney looked the same, again for the sake of consistency or I'm just making up a big issue for jack shit here ?
« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 04:41:47 AM by Simon »

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 03:11:01 PM »
Yeah but won't it be better if say for example if all the barney looked the same, again for the sake of consistency or I'm just making up a big issue for jack shit here ?

Seems like an issue that might be better addressed closer to finished products.

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2012, 06:38:12 PM »
Yeah that's why I'm asking Thomas =P
EoD redux is pretty much done, just waiting for the weapons

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2012, 07:48:42 PM »
What weapons still need doing?

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 08:47:52 PM »
Frankly all of them =P
I'm waiting for Jake to work on them but apparently he is too busy reading porn mags with his girlfriend

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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 06:35:04 AM »
That was exactly what I've meant in the "[W.I.P] Common SD Pack " thread.
I prefer A.I's and Romka's models (HD/PS2 style) for the SD Packs, but with 512x512 pixels textures.
But I also like LD remakes...
« Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 06:45:23 AM by Besli »
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Re: Releasing rules, common and shared flies ?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 06:46:15 AM »
Yeah that sound nice Besli, actually that thread was the talk thread, go back to the WIP thread now !