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KC11

KC11
United States  

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  5/24/2008

I've got some plans for a metaroom. It's a large metaroom that supports all breeds of norn/ettin/grendel/geat, includes realistic ecology, and seasons.

Now than, if I calculate the difficulty of the project, and place it in a ratio to how much coding experience I have, I find I will complete the project by myself in...

*calculates*

6.7 years.

However, if I add the collective knowledge and helpfulness of the creature community at large, I find that this number will be greatly reduced. -_-

Well, in general, what I'm asking for is..... Would anyone like to help me on this project?

I'm going to be posting the plans for this metaroom in a sec. I have to get my other computer's internet connection working.

If no one wants to help me, then, well, I guess I'll just work on it myself. Or scrap the thing entirely. It's all just an idea. Please don't hate me for it.


Do not upset the ugly worm, lest it be a dragon in disguise. (>oo)>

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  5/24/2008

Well, you might want to start small. Try learning how to make standalone agents, like plants, critters and foodstuffs, which you can either release on its own or later incorporate into a metaroom. I'm a bit concerned that this seems like a project on the same sort of scale as Lifandi, and that you might find it too difficult. There is also Liam's Creating a Metaroom tutorial, (ZOMG read!!!) but that assumes you're already comfortable with CAOS.

My TCR Norns
 
KC11

KC11
United States  

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  5/25/2008

I've been reading taht tutorial. It's a good read. :)

Maybe there's a CAOS tutorial somewhere...

Yeah, I guess I'll start small. Maybe make a few of the animal agents first or something.


Do not upset the ugly worm, lest it be a dragon in disguise. (>oo)>

 
BathosAndPathos

BathosAndPathos
United Kingdom  


  5/25/2008

See, my idea for a metaroom is a self-supporting ecology that takes norns, grendels and ettins into account. It'd probably not work, but oh well. xD

"Endure. And, in enduring, grow stronger."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Feed it for great justice! ( And to make me smile. >: )

My avatar should really be this.

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  5/25/2008

It's very hard to get the ecology balanced right, especially as in DS, the player can change their population size to whatever they think their computer can handle.

A while ago, there was a thread on Agent Making, just starting out, and I linked the major tutorials that I knew of there. caos chaos is offline, but the rest should be good to go.


My TCR Norns
 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  5/25/2008

I started creating a Volcano metaroom with amazing graphics but I think I lost it when my computer crashed. :\ So sad.

- Rascii
 
Draconorn

Draconorn
New Zealand  


  5/26/2008

I might be able to help with sprites, but bear in mind I have NCEA to pass this year as well as a full blown novel to write
... I always seem to be short on time XP

 
generalflame

generalflame
United States  


  5/26/2008

I may be able to lend a hand and make some fancy-pants 3d background, do the mapping and code some basic agents.

I would like to see some concepts, though. >.>

 
Wup

Wup



  5/26/2008

*raises hand*
Sprites? I don't have much else left for the rest of the school year. And I'm starting to learn to code, too. And I'm getting better with Anim8or and PSP7. Plus, I'm getting a tablet for my birthday in 2 months.


ps. I haven't played Monster Raannnrrrnnchhdoggy
 
Rascii
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Rascii
United States  
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  5/27/2008

I just switched from PSP (I've always been a diehard fan) to Adobe Photoshop and I'll never look back! It's incredible.

- Rascii
 


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