[WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - UPDATE 10.jan

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[WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - UPDATE 10.jan

Postby Skuggasveinn » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:56 am

After releasing The Tomb of Zarthos I started working on my next mod (working title is "The Dark Veil: Crystal's of Luna" )
In some crazy optimism I decided to take everything a step further and not just retexture existing tilesets but make my own tileset models from scratch, and make the game take place outdoors aswell as indoors.

Now after 3 weeks of work I'm begining to see some progress but I'm also realizing that I have dived head first into a tar pit.
I think I have underestimated the work involved making this be 5 light years or so :)


A lot of the things I wanted to create are not turning out the way I hoped (water for one), but some things came out even better then I had hoped for (stars in the nightsky for example that can be seen in the video)


The basics of the forest tileset are almost done, and I'm now in the process of creating clutter items and props (mushrooms, timberlogs, wells, fances, farms, farmlands etc. etc), but to be realistic I think this mod will be released sometime next year.

Here is a short video of me running through the forest (with night ambients), the boat the party arrives in is a placeholder, and this is ofcourse far from being done.


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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby Fhizban » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:55 am

Thats crazy fantastic! Release it already! :-)

Hmm, that fern bush in some areas is a bit big - at first i thought you cannot walk past it. just a thought...
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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby cromcrom » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:11 am

Skuggasveinn , it looks amazing, you are doing really an impressive job here. I quite merge with your opinion. I don't think LoG is really an outdoor thing. Thats why I don't go outdoor for TLC, but various indoor, with outdoor "references", like "hills", "marshes".
However, I think there might be some GREAT underground tileset to create (caverns, for one, are missing, IMO, but well)...

Anyways, you are doing an amazing stuff, as always. :-)
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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby akroma222 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:48 am

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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby Neikun » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:49 am

That looks fantastic.
It has lots of darkness though.

One suggestion I would have is to have a ceiling lamp that shines light in through breaks in the canopy.
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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby AmiDARK » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:19 pm

I remind that few months ago ... some peoples didn't believe me when I said "it is possible to make outdoors!!!!" :p
Great work. Keep us informed of your work.
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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby Komag » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:23 pm

Oh man that looks so good! I really really love it, reminds me so strongly of Lands of Lore, which is a good thing!
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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby Kuningas » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:48 pm


Makes me realize what a small-timer I am. ; D Keep at it!
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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby Wolfrug » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:27 pm

Looks fantastic :D Keep at it!
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Re: [WIP] Forest Tileset sneak peek - and rant by author :)

Postby LordYig » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:52 pm

This is really nicely done ! Good job ! :)

I'd love if you shared the way you have made the stars in the sky !
I have tried a few particle system configuration for this but i didn't managed to get a nice result like you have done.
The water does look better in the video rather than in the screenshot. IMHO in game that should be fine as it is.

That's definitely conforts me in the idea of making my own open sky tileset !
Keep this up !
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