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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:20 pm

There are times I think I may pay a little too much attention to details. Take last night, for instance...

I'm working a small new swamp area, which will be located deep within the orcish empire. Cutting through the middle of the area is a river, which PCs can't walk through. I had the idea of PCs being able to use a vine hanging between two trees to climb across. Easy enough...I can make models for NWN, so when I really want something I can make it. Figured I'd start with a rope, since there will be more uses for that, then I'd just retexture it to make a thick vine.

So, I needed to start with a texture for the rope. I searched through the NWN resources and hak resources on my HD, and finally came across one that might do. I put it on my rope and...nope. Since the rope section is rather long (5 meters), the texture gets stretched like crazy and just looks like streaked brown. So I ended up spending way too long messing with that rope texture, using the original to make one 32 times as long (so the ridges int the rope will look better), since the original texture also had some too-regular streaks that made the final rope look like it had two seams running the entire length.

I did finally finish it though, then whipped up a much quicker vine texture, so now the models are made and I'm just waiting for the toolset to load the area so I can go back to what I was working on.

I also made a new placeable model just as a building aid...an extremely long straight line (appearance is called " Aid: Straight Line Guide"), to make it easier to line up things like these ropes & vines and things like fences and walls. Once I get the updated hak out to everyone (before I open the new area, so very soon), you'll be able to use it in the player build module for your own houses or whatever.

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Post by Elhanan on Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:13 pm

Sounds innovative. And if you wish to add to the implentations already in game, allow the same effect for those using Rope & Grapple in like locations.


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Post by Angel of Death on Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:43 pm

I'll be looking forward to checking out the new area! cheers


Oh and, there's no such thing as "too detailed" when it comes to area creation! Wink At least not in my book. . . Exclamation
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:00 pm

Elhanan wrote:Sounds inovative. And if you wish to add to the implentations already in game, allow the same effect for those using Rope & Grapple in like locations.
It's really just a basic climb skill point. The vine is a set of static placeables (a couple of downward curving vines with straight horizontal pieces in the midde so that I can place them across various sized gaps).

As far as expanding on the rope and grapple hook's functions...maybe. I'll have to see if it's feasible to have it do something to connect various points that way. If it works out, that could be a reason to create a new "rope" beam effect (since virusman opened up the possibility of adding new ones with a more recent version of NWNCX).

Angel of Death wrote:I'll be looking forward to checking out the new area!
A clue to what you'll find in that area (once it's complete and added to the gameworld) is it's name, Grikkpa Poldomir. The orcs often name things quite accurately.

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Post by Angel of Death on Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:19 am

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Angel of Death wrote:I'll be looking forward to checking out the new area!
A clue to what you'll find in that area (once it's complete and added to the gameworld) is it's name, Grikkpa Poldomir. The orcs often name things quite accurately.

So. . .Troll Vegetation...or something? (Don't really know what the 'poldomir' translates too...but seems awful close to the orcish word for vegetation/plant).
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Post by RustyDios on Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:25 am

Poldomir; roughly translates to "plant-filled-water" or "swamp" .... ...

a merging of Polt "vegetation" and Domir "water"...
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Post by Angel of Death on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:22 am

Aha, so I was right then...at least 95,5%! Razz

I even bothered myself to look up that orc language thread...but still, seem to have missed the water word.


Other races would likely call it a Troll Swamp Monster, then I guess. If they should translate it from orcish...
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Post by Elhanan on Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:32 am

The more technical term is Yechhi.... scratch
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:42 am

Angel of Death wrote:Aha, so I was right then...at least 95,5%! Razz

I even bothered myself to look up that orc language thread...but still, seem to have missed the water word.


Other races would likely call it a Troll Swamp Monster, then I guess. If they should translate it from orcish...
Just "troll swamp". Razz

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Post by Angel of Death on Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:01 pm

Meh. Rolling Eyes


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Post by RustyDios on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:17 pm

It's not a monster... it's a new area discovered and named by the orcs.... maybe this is where ye is getting confused ?
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Post by Angel of Death on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:40 am

Oh! Oops, sorry. Embarassed

I was kinda tired yesterday, today too for that matter, but that's an entirely different topic ...anyway; I just skimmed the thread before replying, and somehow ended up reading The Amethyst Dragon's post as given an insight into what creature(s) we would be able to encounter in the area. Somehow even had imagined it to be a new troll variant; a bigger, meaner version of the standard green troll which the orcs bred for warfare (much alike those big worgs at a certain castle!). silent

Now it makes sense though! Smile
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