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Liam

Liam
Australia  

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  1/11/2012

Why does it need a bird critter? They're very difficult to code. If you really want a critter do a small, land-based one with very, very simple movement. Hopping, for example.

I would also request that you avoid using a Chickadee -- I know someone with a project that's been in the works forever in which chickadees are one of the primary critters.

I would suggest some kind of arctic hopping mouse; it doesn't have to be a real animal, critters aren't real animals. Make something up! A miniature hopping polar bear/kangaroo combo? ;)

Sleds etc are easy, it's just a vehicle.



- Liam / K'aeloree

Spellhold Studios, a Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion Modding Community

 
sam999

sam999


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  1/12/2012

Liam wrote:
Why does it need a bird critter? They're very difficult to code. If you really want a critter do a small, land-based one with very, very simple movement. Hopping, for example.


Why not just copy off the C3 robin's coding directly and change the sprites it uses?

Liam wrote:
I would also request that you avoid using a Chickadee -- I know someone with a project that's been in the works forever in which chickadees are one of the primary critters.


Who? I never heard of any active CC project which is using chickadees? Sounds cool however.

Liam wrote:
I would suggest some kind of arctic hopping mouse; it doesn't have to be a real animal, critters aren't real animals. Make something up! A miniature hopping polar bear/kangaroo combo? ;)


So basically a white-furred version of this?

 
Liam

Liam
Australia  

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  1/12/2012

Because you would have to make a number of changes to the script, and the C3 critters are pretty damn complex. It's not worth the hassle.

I'll leave whose project it is under wraps, if they want to say that's fine, but I don't know if I want to say it for them! :)

Could be! I was just making up a random suggestion to show what I meant.


- Liam / K'aeloree

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sam999

sam999


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  1/17/2012

Liam wrote:
Because you would have to make a number of changes to the script, and the C3 critters are pretty damn complex. It's not worth the hassle.


Point taken. You are the coder here not me.

Liam wrote:
I'll leave whose project it is under wraps, if they want to say that's fine, but I don't know if I want to say it for them! :)


Sorry. I guess it wasn't really my business anyway.

Liam wrote:
Could be! I was just making up a random suggestion to show what I meant.


Good idea. A white, fuzzy version of the Scurrier would be pretty cool....

 
Liam

Liam
Australia  

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  2/1/2012

Uh, I'd just like to point out that I am not actually interested in helping out with the project, and as a result am not actually working on it. I've got things of my own to worry about, sorry. ;)

Please ask before stating that I'm working on a project... especially if I've not given any indication that I am.


- Liam / K'aeloree

Spellhold Studios, a Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion Modding Community

 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


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  2/6/2012

Is this project still running? Or has everyone pretty much lost interest in it? If it is still going, do you have the room layout figured out yet?
 
sam999

sam999


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  2/8/2012

mea wrote:
If you, silvak & malkin can finalize a basic layout for the Chione metaroom, I can build a basic background that can be further modified by the other sprites that I will be adding to my blog. I can even do it in a similar style to what I did in the background for the Metaroom Idea topic if that what you three all decide that you want.


I just got this PMed from Mea at Ctopia, and thought that I'd put it here. Do you think we should just submit our latest "Chione background drawing?"

Liam wrote:
Uh, I'd just like to point out that I am not actually interested in helping out with the project, and as a result am not actually working on it. I've got things of my own to worry about, sorry. ;)


:$ Sorry. I thought based on your ideas you where posting you where contributing. Sorry about the mixup. :$

I'm not dead, i just have a buggy internet connection making logging on difficult. Sorry about the inconvenience.

 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


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  2/8/2012

It doesn't have to be just sam999, silvak & malkin who decide the room layout, it can be anyone who was helping with the layout of the room. I just couldn't remember off hand who else was helping with the room layout. If you wanted to see the background style mentioned in the message, here's the link to the topic it's in - Metaroom Idea
 
sam999

sam999


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  2/9/2012

I'd say we should probably use this as our most up-to-date example of concept art although the pond in the far left should be removed.

As for having it done in that artstyle, thanks for the offer, but to tell the truth I don't think it fits the steampunky look of this room. We should probably vote on it.

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  2/9/2012

Since when was the false pond removed?

My TCR Norns
 
sam999

sam999


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  2/10/2012

Good point Malkin. We had some discussion about it before, but personally and since it won in the poll it looks like it's going to be a part of the room. I agreed with the pond. So, I just PMed mea. We have our room background....
 
silvak

silvak
United States  

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  2/16/2012

Sorry for the long absence! My life as been crazy lately and getting back to a normal routine has been tough, so creatures has taken the furthest back seat before being dragged behind by it's ankles.

So mea is working on the background based off concept 0.3? Or did I miss something in translation??


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mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  2/17/2012

Yeah, I'll be working on a basic room background using the outline that sam999 sent me, & as far as I know it is based off of the 0.3 version. The background will be a very basic one, just the hills, ground, hallways, stuff like that. You will still be able to do plenty of modification adding in pipes, trees & whatever else you want.
 
silvak

silvak
United States  

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  2/17/2012

Use this as guide instead..... Chione 0.3+

There were a few points of 0.3 that we had decided not to use, but it's length was really nice. Note that the changes are not to scale, but you should understand them better. A middle layer was added. Made of rough stone as apposed to the lower level which is supposed to be flat cut stone. the cozy area is far right and the garden far left with lockable door. Just in from that is the water tunnel (whether we have them sliding or just have is covered in snow, I like the idea of a fish vendor there). Some of that can be added later, but it might help with styling.

Now to brush up on my Norse/Scandinavian art and architecture.


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sam999

sam999


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  2/17/2012

silvak wrote:
So mea is working on the background based off concept 0.3? Or did I miss something in translation??


Yes. I was under the impression it was our most up-to-date version.

mea wrote:
Yeah, I'll be working on a basic room background using the outline that sam999 sent me, & as far as I know it is based off of the 0.3 version. The background will be a very basic one, just the hills, ground, hallways, stuff like that. You will still be able to do plenty of modification adding in pipes, trees & whatever else you want.


Thanks! That's really nice of you to help. I'm really sorry I got confused and gave the wrong guide. :$

 
silvak

silvak
United States  

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  2/17/2012

Sam, it wasn't the wrong guide as the right one wasn't created yet, which was my bad.

The lower hallways needed to be MUCH flatter than in 0.3 and the location of the cozy spot works better on the right than the left. Little things is all.


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mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


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  2/17/2012

Thanks for the updated guide silvak, if you wanted to refine any of the update & add more detail to the guide, you still have time to do that. I haven't started working on the background yet, but if I get a few projects finished tonight, I should be able to start on Chione's background tomorrow night. Otherwise I probably won't get to work on it till Wednesday.

Are those tree houses you added to the top of the pine forest?

 
silvak

silvak
United States  

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  2/18/2012

No, it was smoke from the smoke stack.......or at least it should have been. I'll start trying to get some more detailed concepts, but no promises as I have a website I'm trying to design and code.

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mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


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  3/1/2012

Hopefully I should have the basic background done within a week, so if there are any further changes or suggestions for the background, you might want to get them posted very soon.
 
sam999

sam999


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  3/1/2012

To my knowledge we're fine with the present background idea. Thanks in advance mea.
 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


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  3/7/2012

There is enough room for another tunnel, do you want me to add that extra tunnel?
 
sam999

sam999


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  3/8/2012

That might be nice. You can never have too much norn-rearing space.
 
silvak

silvak
United States  

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  3/9/2012

I vote to add it too.

EDIT: If it wouldn't be too difficult, or take up valuable time, can you email or message me a snap shot of what you have so far? I just want to see how things are fitting together and how to add some of the other features. If it's too much trouble, I can wait.


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mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  3/10/2012

Not a problem at all, I just sent you a message with the current snap shot of the background. I also found there was room for two extra tunnels, not just one.
 
sam999

sam999


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  3/12/2012

Could I have a copy of the snapshot as well?

Sounds wonderful.

 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  3/12/2012

Not a problem, snapshot sent sam999
 
sam999

sam999


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  3/13/2012

Thanks! I think it looks great.
 
silvak

silvak
United States  

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  3/14/2012

Oh, just something to remember, we're going to be doing teleporters and not lifts so we won't need the shafts.

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mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


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  3/14/2012

Okay, are there any other changes that you wanted to make?
 
Doringo
Lodestar

Doringo
United Kingdom  

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  3/27/2012

How about outside the canopy? You know edash's canopy? Theres an arctic area outside the biodome that is only part of the background and is inacessable.

"My blog is currently the best way to see activity from me these days."
 
sam999

sam999


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  4/7/2012

mea wrote:
Okay, are there any other changes that you wanted to make?


Na, I think we have the background plans worked out fully now.

Doringo wrote:
How about outside the canopy? You know edash's canopy? Theres an arctic area outside the biodome that is only part of the background and is inacessable.


Yes? I've used the canopy so I know what you are talking about but I don't see how it relates to Chione.

P.S. hope your cold gets better soon Doringo

 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  4/26/2012

Sorry for the long delay, here's a quick update, just a preview of how the background is coming along - Chione w.i.p. preview...
 
Liam

Liam
Australia  

 visit Liam's website: Spellhold Studios
  4/26/2012

That looks fantastic! :)

- Liam / K'aeloree

Spellhold Studios, a Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion Modding Community

 
mea
Chaotic Spriter

mea


 visit mea's website: Caos of the Creatures Realm
  4/26/2012

Thanks. :D It will look even better once it's completely finished. :D
 
Jagotka

Jagotka
United States  

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  4/26/2012

Beautiful!

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