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April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

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April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby urinal-cake » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:18 pm

Historically, a lack of updates from the Dystopia team either means there is a lack of tangible progress or that we are sitting on something waiting to show it. Thankfully, for the April 2010 update, the latter is the case. The programmers have been hard at work making some great effects and squashing bugs that would otherwise plague our eventual release to supporters.

If you're a fan of Dystopia on Facebook, you'll see that we gave everyone a sneak peek of a new effect that has been completed for Dystopia 1.3. The new effect is a particle implementation to replace the current Tesla's secondary fire, which is a little more visible and visually appealing.



Also, this past week we have given a sneak peek of the new Green Ice effect to supporters. The purpose of this effect, other than giving a graphical upgrade to the shader that is currently used, is to offer a distinct difference between being jacked-out due to an EMP and jacked-out due to Green Ice. When a player is forced out of a JIP due to an EMP grenade, the normal embossed screen effect will play. Otherwise, being jacked-out due to hitting a Green Ice wall will cause this beautiful effect!

<a href="http://www.dystopia-game.com/media/main.php?g2_itemId=4905">Download movie</a>


Finally, this month's effect-themed-update would not be complete without something not yet shown to the public! The Stealth effect used in 1.2 has been given a visual reboot for the next version. It has been the victim of replacement time and time again, each time using a pre-made effect from Half-Life 2. We hope that this upgrade gives some more aesthetic to the effect as well as giving a slight buff to the Implant.

<a href="http://www.dystopia-game.com/media/main.php?g2_itemId=4909">Download movie</a>


Fans on Facebook may have also heard that Fedio recently joined the development team as a tryout developer. He has been working hard, making great strides upgrading his popular map, Fusion. We hope that his progress continues and that we can welcome him aboard the team soon, with some great shots of the new version of Fusion.

Also, since the last time we've had an update, a programming tryout of ours has joined the team. Arvind, a very talented programmer, has been brought up from a successful tryout period. He has already broken new ground, and helped solve a lot of the remaining Orange Box bugs preventing 1.3 from releasing. Please take some time welcoming him as well as our new programming tryout Wintermute to the team, and expect to see great progress made from both of them!

Stay tuned for the next update, when we show off the final goodies for 1.3 and announce a date to release for Supporter testing!
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Aushtara » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:24 pm

Cool looks good. Really looking forward to that next update!

And awesome new tesla effects, they really make it feel like a real weapon!
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby bauxite » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:07 pm

its alive!
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby murphy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:15 pm

Mother of God, that stealth is fucking amazing and beautiful. Well, everything's beautiful. Damn. and correct damage-scaling hitbeeps for shotgun... OMG.
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Flawaffles » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:47 pm

can't wait to eat this..WITH MY EYES !
great job, really looking forward

edit: oh and welcome new tryout/devs
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Analogy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:45 pm

That's all good and everything, but how does it look in DX8?
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby bauxite » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:57 pm

im guessing the effects will look bland or slightly strange in dx8, but it should be ok, and also that stealth will be completely invisible to any supported dx level, probably dx7+.

just a guess.
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Juan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:32 am

I wish the stealth transition lasted longer since it looks so sexy

is it the same thing for flickers or just the old effect?
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Rellek » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:25 am

murphy wrote:Mother of God, that stealth is fucking amazing and beautiful. Well, everything's beautiful. Damn. and correct damage-scaling hitbeeps for shotgun... OMG.


Glad I'm not the only one who noticed. O.o

Gah, looking forward to this
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Flawaffles » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:49 am

Rellek wrote:
murphy wrote:... and correct damage-scaling hitbeeps for shotgun... OMG.

Glad I'm not the only one who noticed. O.o


I'm sure everyone noticed that after reading the change-log.
Dystopia Orangebox (Version 1.30) Changelog wrote:- Fix for weapons that have hit-beeps that occur at the same time (Basilisk, Shotgun, Mini-gun) not stacking to make a deeper sound for higher damage that is inflicted. (Issue #2025, #988)
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby . » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:04 am

great news!

I'm looking forward to see a new official map added to the map-pool. I'm also happy to see that the dys team seems to get larger with every new version, so hopefully 1.3 won't be the last version released for this game.
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Spire » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:14 am

Juan wrote:is it the same thing for flickers or just the old effect?


Yes, the old flickering effect is gone. Also, the effect is still there while the stealther is moving but it is very light.
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Sgt_Hobo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:26 am

Wow, you guys have indeed been hard at work. All that looks great. I'll be sure to check this out; should be epic.
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Arès » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:27 am

I'm glad to see some news.
News effects for green ice look awesome ans stealth light seem more badass than ever.

Welcome to the news team members.

Can we have the embed url for vidéo to post them on community site?
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby LordTrolley » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:09 am

Only came on to see my stats, find this and i JIZZ IN MY PANTS

Also, STOP CHANGING THE WALKING SOUNDS FOR CLASSES :( They keep changing ever update.
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Cut Throat » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:38 am

Awesome new effects, very professional looking.

Stealth buff is gonna make it even harder for me to move away from the classic bolt light loadout. I wonder if TAC scans will become a rarer as thermals will become more necessary.

Welcome to the team new programmer dudes!
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Omnigord » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:24 am

From main page: "Posted on 06/04/2010 at 06:18"
From this thread: "Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:18 am"
Why they do not match?

Will the hitbeeps just stack for guns that shoot multiple shots at the same time?
Or will there be a pitch scaling thing the user can set? Like in TF2.

That gave me an idea for a crappy suggestion: viewtopic.php?f=78&t=20321
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby bauxite » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:16 am

Does the transition to orange box have any implications for mapping?

such as more texture in the orange box SDK base?

also how does steam "update" the game to the new version, does it only write changes to the existing GCF or totaly re-download the new one, and is the gcf somehow tied to user account?
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Viz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:14 pm

I'm loving that new stealth effect

also i know you guys are just busy getting the bugs ironed out and probably don't have time but are you changing any of the maps, layout wise? IMO most of the maps are perfect but could use a few tweaks ala Silo and some just need a little reworking to be perfect (exodus/injection). I didn't see anything about the maps in the changelog so im assuming not?

I like that fusion might be getting upgrade, one of the better third party maps imo, I suggested fedio upgrade it in irc a few months back, coincidence or not that is great news

now we just need that guy who made tower to tweak his map into something more refined (but keep the dance pad)
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Omnigord » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:30 pm

Viz wrote:Stuff about maps

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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby bauxite » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:41 am

Omnigord wrote:
Viz wrote:Stuff about maps

STRONGHOLD

yeh but nobody knows where icepick is, also i think for a map to be included in the game, the creator must be a dev to avoid some....issues?

anyway, there is no need to have so many maps officialy included, just an easy to download map pack, you can even link a 3rd party pack through the game or even through steam?

can extra stuff be a free DLC, can mods have DLCs?
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby Arvind » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:02 am

Pretty cool them effects, innit ? :)

And yeah, DLC is Downloadable content, so pretty much any game/mod can have them. Judging by it's definition, even Microsoft Office can have DLC.
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby bauxite » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:09 am

well i meant through steam?

as then its probably more likely that people will download it, being in an easy to find location, and always up to date.

then maybe phistball and some 3rd party maps can be a DLC through steam if it would be better than the current way?
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby . » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:49 am

[quote="bauxite"then maybe phistball and some 3rd party maps can be a DLC through steam if it would be better than the current way?[/quote]

yeah that would be really awsome if a mod offers free dlc's :)
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Re: April 2010 Update - Effects, Effects, Effects.

Postby stengah » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:08 pm

This game is getting better and better.
I mean come on, for a "mod" this is just insane. This is all thanks to the amazing work of the dev team.
I know the whole " thank you devs " can sound old, and trust me - I do not like to lick balls, I'm just astonished.
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