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Mod: Worldcon

Postby N0ught » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:49 am

I liked the Satcon mod's map and water texture (made by asurin), but I thought the style had a bit too much contrast, so I made this camouflage style to go with it - it really compliments the game's native graphics. I also preferred the original Defcon sprites, and have included them instead of asurin's custom sprites.

The connection between the original defcon style and Wargames is classic, but I find Worldcon to have a more modern appeal - satellite imagery, with more basic symbols to represent military units, and a forest/desert camouflage color scheme.

Here is my Defcon website, showcasing a few screenshots and the download for "Worldcon":

http://www.freewebs.com/defc0nf1ve/Index.htm
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Postby alphager » Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:53 am

nICE MOD, BUT YOU SHOULD RETHInK YOUR DESIGn-CHOICES; ALL-CAPS WITH LOWER-CASE n IS EXTREMELY AnnOYInG TO READ.
AnD LEET-SPEAK CEASED TO BE COOL AGES AGO.
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Postby extremejon » Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:09 am

Yeah...What do the ns represent?
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Postby N0ught » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:36 am

It all looks fine if you have the "Kremlin" font installed:

http://www.dafont.com/alpha.php?lettre=k&page=25

And as far as "leet-speak" goes, I used numbers as letters on the site name to make sure I could get that name. Who harasses people about their website names? Seriously...

And I use a zero in my name because it's my (SIC). I couldn't care less what you think about that.

Try the mod or shut it. :twisted:
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Postby GarethEvans » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:17 am

It's a very nice mod, I like it.

The case sensitivity of the website is a bit odd though (the vast majority of people wouldn't have kremlin as an installed font)
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Postby Xan » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:13 am

have any one been having a.. hmm.. how to say it.. lags? when the defcon is starting up when this mod is activated?
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Postby zach » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:19 am

'data\earth\blur.bmp'

Filesize: 41.7 MB
Dimensions: 5120 x 2850
Depth: 24 bit

I think that explains the lag ... And yes, most (if not all) computers will lag when applying such a texture!
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Postby N0ught » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:23 pm

Yeah sorry about the long load time - the blur.bmp image is apparently the texture map the game uses when you zoom in.

I tried using smaller images, but this led to less detail when zoomed in, which I thought was detrimental to the ambience - so I'm leaving it in. ;)

At least the download is only 11MB. :lol:

Thanks for the positive feedback guys! I hope lots of people use this mod - I know I do and I love it.
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Postby Mattu » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:23 pm

Just a little thing I noticed...

It says "Massively Multiplayer" on the top of the website. Last time I checked, 6 people in one game isn't exactly the definition of massive. Might want to edit that... and the caps...
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Postby N0ught » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:11 pm

What I meant by "Massively Multiplayer" is that hundreds are playing the same game at the same time - you could just as easily argue that Diablo 2 Battlenet is not massively multiplayer, because only 8 people can be in a game at the same time. But you would be wrong.

And the caps are so it all shows up correctly using the Kremlin font - were I to write it out correctly it would be gibberish in that font. Kremlin has strange lower-case letters. This way, the text is at least readable with both fonts. :)
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Postby zach » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:21 pm

N0ught wrote:you could just as easily argue that Diablo 2 Battlenet is not massively multiplayer, because only 8 people can be in a game at the same time. But you would be wrong.
Uhm, actually you wouldn't.

Wikipedia wrote:A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) is a type of computer game that enables hundreds or thousands of players to simultaneously interact in a game world they are connected to via the Internet.
... And even if you don't trust Wikipedia (you shouldn't always), you can trust me on this:
Massively Multiplayer means a lot of people simultaneously interact. No, Battlefield 1942 isn't an MMOFPS, either (and that even has 64 players interacting simultaneously).

Luckily, I have the Kremlin font installed, so your site looks just fine for me. I suggest you change the text to propercase though - It will look ugly to the 98% who haven't got Kremlin installed.
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Postby N0ught » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:25 pm

Bah, I say.
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Postby captainfred » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:50 pm

Great mod N0ught :) I just love it how people change the scope of the topic and pick on trivial stuff. :roll: Oh! and the stock Defcon game has Kremlin font anyway.
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Postby yokken » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:53 pm

Hey N0ught, awesome mod man. Don't listen to zanzer, he's just mad that he didn't think of such a cool idea. Seriously man, this mod is sweet. And that's an awesome website you got there too. It doesn't matter if they don't have the Kremlin font.
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Postby zach » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:18 am

Don't get me wrong, I like this mod/style. I don't care whether it says Hello Kitty Dinosaur Playground, as long as it plays fine :P

Just didn't want to let people go unaware of the actual definition of MMO.

~ As I've already said, your site looks just fine for me, and changing it was only meant as advice. (Interesting site, seems you've done mods for other games as well)

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