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Message started by joeb on 12.02.2007 at 07:50:44

Title: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 12.02.2007 at 07:50:44
OK before you volunteer some specifics:

1. It will be a BIG upload.
2. You MUST know how to move the 3 mansion resource files to a safe place and replace them with the custom files. Screens and music as well.
3. You will need some MM skills, newbies will get frustrated. This is a medium hard to hard mansion.
4. Jack has been totally replaced with JAC (Just Another Cyborg). It takes a little getting used to.
5. I've played the entire mansion about 5 times but we're sure there are dozens of little bugs, there always are.
6. There are 132 rooms and most of what you are used to with MM doesn't apply as far as platforms, ladders, switches, money (replaced with batteries and battery packs), keys (replaced with access cards), doors, etc., etc. are concerned
7. Looking for four testers. We'll send the files to you directly at the end of this week. 2/16/07
8. Looking for JAC stucks, overly difficult rooms, anything that will get the admins upset.
9. There are "sins" in this mansion although minor. All of them can generally be overcome with either speedy fingers or patience. The fun of Dominator is figuring when to use which.

Please PM us if interested.

Thanks,

Matt & Joe

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 12.02.2007 at 23:37:33
Start point
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Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 12.02.2007 at 23:38:16
Space station 1
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Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 12.02.2007 at 23:39:44
dilithium mine 1
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Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 12.02.2007 at 23:40:15
dilithium mine 2
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Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 12.02.2007 at 23:40:47
planet surface 1
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Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by Freddy on 12.02.2007 at 23:47:31
In one word: breathtaking!

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by aquaMat on 13.02.2007 at 00:04:32
That looks un-be-liev-able !!!  :o  :)

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 13.02.2007 at 00:04:49
Thanks Freddy. I'm assuming this is the correct procedure for getting a mansion released? Also, at what point does it get it's own topic? I foresee tons of questions on the graphics, sound and play.

Thanks again,

Joe B

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by brell on 13.02.2007 at 00:07:02

joeb wrote on 13.02.2007 at 00:04:49:
Thanks Freddy. I'm assuming this is the correct procedure for getting a mansion released? Also, at what point does it get it's own topic? I foresee tons of questions on the graphics, sound and play.

Thanks again,

Joe B


If I may:  YES, this is the correct procedure.  We give a mansion its own topic when the thread grows to 4-5 pages or around 50 posts.

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 13.02.2007 at 00:12:20
aquaMat,

You and wingy will be 2 of the folks getting it on Friday. Haven't heard back from suztours but I'm sure she'll want to beta. I have a sequel (actually Matt's already drawing up new rooms) on the boards. Forest moon of Endor type battle with speeder cycles, AT-ST, etc.

Joe B

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 13.02.2007 at 00:16:47
Oh, by the way, no copyright issues here. Graphics are from freely licensed content, music and sounds done by Matt and me.
DAZ Studio, Bryce, Photoshop, Garageband, Soundtrack Pro, Finale 2007, Audacity.


;) :P

joeb

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 13.02.2007 at 04:07:41
Last Picture - Splash screen
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Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by Wingy on 13.02.2007 at 06:06:20

joeb wrote on 13.02.2007 at 00:16:47:
...DAZ Studio, Bryce, Photoshop, Garageband, Soundtrack Pro, Finale 2007, Audacity...


When I made my StarCraft custom graphics I used:
PhotoShop CS, Color it! 2.5 and of course, ResEdit.

I was very simple with mine, but in the future I hope to make something really good with Bryce. I have Bryce 5 around here somewhere... I think its on my dad's G5! ;)

Looks very facinating. I only edited the menu screen and winning screen!

I think the blizzard entertainment wouldn't bag me for a very minor custom mansion series... I'm not selling it, am I??

P.S. That droid in the last screen... looks like the one in StarWars Ep. V... the one that the big starship sends down to look at the ice planet and han solo blows up... and the main character looks like the main character in Robots movie but just red! :o

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 13.02.2007 at 08:21:34
P.S. That droid in the last screen... looks like the one in StarWars Ep. V... the one that the big starship sends down to look at the ice planet and han solo blows up... and the main character looks like the main character in Robots movie but just red!

I downloaded the Lightwave Probe Droid object from a free Star Wars site and used DAZ Studio to render it.
JAC is also from DAZ Studio, he's called Chomper. I bought him on special for $1.99. I have another model, Klank that looks closer to the Robots robot but he didn't look as good when I shrunk him down to the size needed for the game.

Joe B
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Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by Freddy on 13.02.2007 at 18:06:35

brell wrote on 13.02.2007 at 00:07:02:

joeb wrote on 13.02.2007 at 00:04:49:
Thanks Freddy. I'm assuming this is the correct procedure for getting a mansion released? Also, at what point does it get it's own topic? I foresee tons of questions on the graphics, sound and play.

Thanks again,

Joe B


If I may:  YES, this is the correct procedure.  We give a mansion its own topic when the thread grows to 4-5 pages or around 50 posts.


And an other good arguement for a seperated BOARD for a mansion, is if there are so much topics about a single mansion that it becomes confusing. (S)PoG is going that way ...

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by rose on 13.02.2007 at 20:10:49
Hi Joe!
I hope you read in your first posting that I am also interested in test the Dominator mansion. Do you need my e-mail address?

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 13.02.2007 at 22:03:44
Rose,

I sent you a PM.

I now have my beta testers so I won't be needing any more. Hopefully I can get a FULL release of Dominator to the admins in a week or so based on the issues the betas come up with.

Thanks all,

Joe B

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by Wingy on 13.02.2007 at 22:37:47
So when will you e-mail me and the other beta-testers the Dominator mansion and data set, Joeb? By the way, you can so tell that its byrce for the background of the planet!

Title: Re: Dominator beta testers
Post by joeb on 14.02.2007 at 02:54:06
The Little Professor (Matthew) decided to redo the end game rooms, about 10 of them, otherwise I could send it tomorrow. I still might. The sounds will be incomplete and none of the signs will be in place describing the new graphics so I'll have to write something up explaining them. A lot of the graphics are self explanatory but can be confusing until you get a handle on the color. The thing that I want the most feedback on is the sound. This is my first attempt at editing the sound and I want to make sure I got them right. For instance, on the zappers, which are now electric force fields, the sound has a low pitched component which I personally think sounds GREAT when you have a decent sound system hooked up. I have HK SoundSticks with a sub woofer and the low end is pretty cool. But there is a little minor pop when they turn on which I find a little annoying but others might not. While you're all looking at the game I'll be working on the sound and signs. I'll keep you posted but it looks like the end of the week. Don't want anyone missing work or school to play. I can do the mansion in a little under 90 minutes but I know it.


Joe B

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