Work In Progress / twin worlds the preperation work

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cybernescence
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Posted: 16th Apr 2019 07:33
Great to see you back on this. Your progress always inspires me and it sounds like you’re having even more ideas for twin worlds.

It can be frustrating getting the AI working and lots of other issues crop up but in the end I think you will have a great world built.

I can imagine walking around with VR and it being stunning given the level of interest youre putting in and those amazing ‘off balance’ buildings.

Wish there were dynamic light shadows for you as that would make your darker set pieces look even better.

Cheers.
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Posted: 19th Apr 2019 11:17
You alone do all this??? !!!
You are the King of epic scenes !!
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Posted: 8th Jul 2019 20:20 Edited at: 8th Jul 2019 20:24
@ cybernescence

hey your the one with wolf teabone etc doing some groundbreaking stuff on your works, your the inspiration.

@ KapitanNemo

yes i'm a lone soldier, been at it since 2012, making prepping testing scrapping and restarting etc,
if you think mine looks good check out ybernessences work im a sold customer, and wolfs just an amazing artist and both them and then bugsy rolfy teabone amongst others do a lot more than me, but thank you for the spur

well i am a bit of a perfectionist, this game entails if and when spells and advancement, swimming and weather and day and night cycles so until these little nuggets are in im just creating and shaping and improving.
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Posted: 8th Jul 2019 22:11
I recently listed your games as one of the great fantasy projects in GG. New update does not disappoint
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Posted: 8th Jul 2019 23:24 Edited at: 8th Jul 2019 23:29
@wolf cheers for the shout out. Tbh I forgot to add what I was doing. Need to give yourself some plaudits your work is inspiring.

Well I have done an entire level. Where no matter where you go up to within a few feet of the edge you get a good view. I have totly shaped the world aka level all by hand made the hills andountains roads rivers and lakes everything has been done with purpose each tree angled and placed precisely the river and. Villlage and island with the lone character who dwells there grass roads etc. Took a long time to get dungeon covered from all angles.
This level is part 3

Part 1 your in the City and get the quest and goal and you find the dungeon entrance

Part 2
Your in the dungeon with all manner of traps clues skills of jumping and exploring

Part 3 your in the final part of the dungeon and exit to a countryside and villages with a quest

That's as far as I have gone

But there wlll be
a castle.
marshes.
Port with a ship
A city out in a huge lake
Another countryside
A huge city
Dungeon 2
And back to the original city but with a suprise
Game over
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Posted: 20th Jul 2019 13:55
Well i just started again a more detailed and planned dungeon, i scrapped the dungeons above as even though looks good and it is good felt it ws built without any direction, it had traps drops rooms and all sorts of good builds, the problem was the link and if you enter the dungeon from the city from a doorway hidden a kind of sewer start needed to have a view from the inside of the sewer dungeon to look out onto a street with houses etc. then it will go deeper and i even on the sky grates have houses viewed as to show depth and levels to the city and your looking up as if to see from below a street level. so you enter at one street height and see a higher level. then it must and is getting darker as you go into the deeper underground of the city sewers and duungeon. to show even more depth to the dungeon it needed to go down and descend so the dungeon had to start at a high level not at standard set level. and of course there is meaning to things in this dungeon.

i had lots of shots of dungeon but for some reason it never took pics so i will look into adding more pictures. even to me the entrance looks great and layered, and connects level 1 perfectly, it also has a more fantasy art and real but pushed a bit out of reality to add to the feel
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Posted: 20th Jul 2019 21:25
loving this m8 right up my street, love the screenie of the boats very atmospheric
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Posted: 20th Jul 2019 22:30
Thanks Honkeyboy love what you are doing.
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Posted: 23rd Jul 2019 00:26 Edited at: 23rd Jul 2019 00:27
There we go, that’s the style love to see. Thanks for posting those pics.

How did you get so much definition in the walls and especially the floor? Can’t be just normal maps?

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Posted: 23rd Jul 2019 17:39
Well it's a high texture set 4096
Then I made a one brick I then made different textures for each side then copied x4 then rotated a side each time then sliced in half to minimise polycount. So I had 4 x half bricks with dif textures then linked at random to make the uneven bricks where poss I went through each section made straight corner t junction xroads etc and I further reduced poly count
Then made a simple plane black to go over outside to stop the outer lighting piercing through. So it can be poly heavy if making a huge dungeon but I am expecting occluder to work better in the future but I get a steady 40 60 fps on an older system

Hope this helps
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Posted: 26th Jul 2019 18:56
you Guys are talking about and doing stuff that i don't think i will ever be able to do in my life time,
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Posted: 27th Jul 2019 09:09
@pcs if you need help or anything just holler i cant givebtwin world stuff as its unique but if ya want a boost or hand let me know
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@science boy , I always need advice , maybe i will ask for some one day. lol
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Posted: 6th Aug 2019 01:54
Dammit why cant I get this look … Doesn't even look GG but looks so good ..

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Posted: 6th Aug 2019 08:57
Because you're not using massive amounts of geometry and super high resolution textures?

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Posted: 6th Aug 2019 21:06 Edited at: 6th Aug 2019 21:21
@synchromesh
Cheers your an inspiration yourself

@ belidos Lol
Tbh I have not had any problems yet with gg and speed. and im using an old amd buldozer hex core and 4gb ram and a gtx970. So if i have no issues im sure newer ones will be fine.
As to my texture set the one texture does all brick wood metal and extras so its all on one no more so just 4 x 1024 equals my entire dungeon so it makes sense and so its a more efficient method that works very well but each to their own.
Anyway Even with my evil nasties lurking no issues. my game is fully functional i even have my 3rd level which has dungeon countryside with forest and a village and a fully covered map is hitting ave 40 fps. Tbh taken ages as i have gone over the map a lot and the occlusion is working. I have had ma y failed dunveon attempts in the past as in juddering and poor framerate hence the remakes. Hope you one day enjoy a stroll on my level when good security appears
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very nice work
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Posted: 9th Aug 2019 05:31
Wow! The brick walls look awesome! Well done.
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Posted: 12th Aug 2019 18:53
@scienceboy are you using cybernessence's heightmap shader?
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Posted: 12th Aug 2019 19:07 Edited at: 13th Aug 2019 18:10
@ bolt action gaming

No i do have it but not used on the walls.

Thank you guys taken ages if you go back to page one even and read through or if you want to see my first efforts then go to fpsx10 old site yku will see a few attempts but then i started to improve. I was inspired mostly by dungeon crawler games like grimrock. bards tale original. Pool of radiance. A hint of ultima and of course oblivion and skyrim and a fav eye of the beholder. All great games amd if i make a game as good as them im gomma be chuffed.
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Posted: 15th Aug 2019 13:37 Edited at: 15th Aug 2019 13:51
hi guys was gonna show you a quick vid to show my dungeon entrance with my super animated dungeon critter a gelatinous cube and my malevolent eye, alas its download video not show on here so im afraid only a still shot. i wont pain you with downloading a video

the dungeon at present running over 60fps so there is no worry and soon i will upgrade from a 4gb hex bulldozer of 2012 to a new super i9 or a ryzen not sure but will have minimum of 8gb ram, so this will run even faster. if you do want to see a video either i will put one up on here for download although why? so unless you direct me to a vid uploader like photobucket however that has stopped now and show interest i will refrain
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Posted: 15th Aug 2019 15:18
Don't want a vid I want to play the bloody thing
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Posted: 15th Aug 2019 22:45
Very nice science boy.. i love the feeling of that picture...the brick walls ..awesome...and the eye is very cool....
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Posted: 16th Aug 2019 00:01
@ synchro.
When a good security for this engine comes out i will do a mini demo game for some lucky people you are on the list along with harry wolf cyber and anyone showing interest.

Harry thanks for your input your skills are impressive.

So yes i will do a one level demo soon with a small city and dungeon jus to give a tease and some feedback of course to help me get an idea where im going
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