[WIP][Client] More Pew Pew - Requesting Opinions

Discussion in 'Work-In-Progress Mods' started by dom314, June 12, 2015.

  1. dom314

    dom314 Post Master General

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    Hello friends! I've been working on a bit of an effect mod. The idea is to make all the vanilla effects which are sometimes a bit hard to see really bright and colorful. I also want it to be easy to determine what is shooting you if all you can see is the projectile trails.

    Here is a bit of a look at what the mod does, details follow.


    Units that I've added effects to:
    Vehicles
    • Bolo
    • Inferno
    • Leveler
    • Sheller
    Bots
    • Dox
    • Grenadier
    • Slammer
    Naval
    • Piranha
    • Narwhal
    • Orca
    • Leviathan
    • All torpedo weapons
    Defenses
    • Pelter
    • Holkins
    • Single Laser Turret
    • Double Laser Turret
    • Triple Laser Turret
    Air
    • Kestrel
    Commanders
    (All three weapon variants for the commanders get a special effect)

    You can get the current version of the mod from PAMM (Search for: [WIP] More Pew Pew).

    I would love to hear any comments.
    Vehicles:


    Last edited: July 9, 2015
  2. dom314

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    Naval:




    Air:
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  4. elodea

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    modern day picasso.

    now if only there is a way to make the planet a giant flashing disco ball.
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  5. cdrkf

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    You know... the metal planet does glow down all the trenches when the Anihilasor fires... would it be possible to mod the metal planet so that:
    1: It no longer requires catalysts to operate
    2: It has no actual weapon

    Then you could (in theory?) do some particle magic to the firing animation on the planet to make it a disco ball :D
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  6. dom314

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    Why not just make it an effect attached to the commander?
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  7. ace63

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    Why isn't vanilla like this?
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  8. cwarner7264

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    My main question, how did you decide on colours, and do they have any significance? E.g. I liked that in TA the light spectrum was used to determine the power of laser weapons.
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  9. elodea

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    but how would it cover the planet?
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    Fantastic!
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  11. stuart98

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    To elaborate

    Orange - Very light weapons. These were mounted on scout vehicles and the core assault kbot.
    Red - Light weapons. single barrel laser tower, commander, and most other light lasers.
    Both of these would, depending on the unit, get rapid-fired or fired once every second or so.

    Green - Heavy laser. Mounted on the multi-barrel laser tower and several T2 units for the core.
    Rate of fire between once every 1-2 seconds.

    Blue - BloD. Mounted on the tier 2 defenses (which were anti-heavy, not anti-swarm) and two of arms t2 units.
    Rate of fire somewhere around once every 7-8 seconds.
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  12. cdrkf

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    To add to this the weapon durations were also taken into account so:
    Orange / red lasers would last for a very short period (0.5 seconds?)

    Green lasors would last about a second with a short gap between shots which helped make them feel more powerful.

    Blue super lasors would last several seconds (4 ish) with an equally big gap.
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    Green laser was at least twice the range of the basic tank while orange/red were comparable to it. Blue outranged the pelter equivalent by a fair margin, at least on the arm variant.
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  14. cdrkf

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    I know modding the metal planet for strange effects is probably a lot of work... but disco metal planets (maybe several) in a system.... :p

    Could be the ultimate arena for Gumma Gumma slide haha
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  15. dom314

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    Pretty much, the colors do indicate power.
    Red < Orange < Green < Blue < Pink < Violet
    These power levels are really more a ballpark though. I still choose the exact colors based on what I think would look pretty. This is a good example of the kind of things I would like input on.
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    Snap to surface :).
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    looks pretty star warsy overall ... i do like the spiral effect on the pelter
    grenadiers look also neat
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  18. dom314

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    shhhhhhhh....they may be part of my inspiration...shhhh though. shh shh.
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    So rip awesome projectiles?
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