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It ain't easy making everything from scratch, but these mods pulled it off with style and flair.

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Best Original Art Direction in a Total Conversion

It used to be that most mods were just a single level or weapon. It wasn't until the advent of the total conversion that mods really became a big deal to most people. People banded together to form teams and design a whole new game, creating all the art assets from scratch, on top of a engine platform. Of course, this introduced a whole host of new problems. Fast forward to today and you'll find that the majority of total conversions started never see a full public release.

TC developers have to learn the disciplines of game design and make a commitment that measures in years in order to even have a total conversion resemble their original vision. The TC's nominated for this category have all achieved a visual fidelity that approaches commercial-level quality. This is an accomplishment of which all teams involved should be proud, considering everything you see has been created entirely by them.


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The Delta Sector

Far Cry

PlatinumGold wrote:The Delta Sector is a modification for FarCry which will meet the highest quality expectations and will use the full capacity of the Cryengine 1. There will be new weapons, new vehicles and new enimies in this mod. You are a member of a special forces team. It's your job to check what's happen in eastern europe, because many military forces accumulate in one area.


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Age of Chivalry

Half-Life 2

Age_of_Chivalry wrote:Age of Chivalry is a total conversion for Half-Life 2 currently being developed by Team Chivalry. We are a close group of friends who are dedicated to creating a fun story driven multiplayer experience set in a fantasy world in the medieval ages. We are creating a fast paced and fun first person melee combat system that will take the player to a new level of immersion. The players will be able to take part in sieges, town raids and open war in a story driven game. Our goal is to let the players write the history of the game as the teams battle it out over a sequence of user controlled map cycles depending on the victor. We want to take the overall experience to a new level of fun.


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D.I.P.R.I.P.

Half-Life 2

Exor_Studios wrote:D.I.P.R.I.P. is a Half-Life 2 multiplayer total conversion. Gameplay is based on vehicle combat in various post-war environments. Vehicles use multiple weapon mounts which are activated by finding weapons scattered around the battle grounds. Planned game types are deathmatch, teamdeathmatch and capture the flag. There will also be a possibility to enable players to upgrade their vehicles' weapons and subsystems through the use of a 'money for damage' system. Action takes place in varied post-war sceneries. Key places in the post-war world are areas rich in uncontaminated water and fueal. Most of the terrain has been left in a mechanically unchanged state. Abandoned city centers, hipermarkets, refineries, country food storages, old military bases and other such places are the scenery of raging battles.


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Dystopia

Half-Life 2

Dystopia wrote:Dystopia places the player into tense combat situations in a high tech world spanned by computer networks. As either Punk Mercenaries or Corporate Security Forces the player will fight through the physical world to gain access, via jack-in terminals, to cyberspace.
Cyberspace is a three dimensional representation of the world's network. Inside cyberspace players will launch programs to hack into systems linked to the physical world while fighting off enemy hackers and defending critical systems. Gameplay progresses through inter-linked physical and cyberspace objectives, some are completed in either the physical world or cyberspace, others only by a well timed combination of the two.
Whether the player is a heavily augmented combat mercenary armed to the teeth with the latest in firepower, or a twitch reflex cyberdecker racing to infiltrate a cyberspace node; they'll be immersed in an action packed battle. Only through skillful use of the high tech arsenal we're making available and intelligent team play will players truly jack-in and kick ass.


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Killing Floor

Unreal Tournament 2004

Mr._Kadish wrote:Killing Floor is a survival horror total conversion set in London, England. In a laboratory under the city, a series of human experiments in cloning and biological augmentation are being conducted by the employees of "Horizon". Horizon is a BioTech corporation formerly employed by the government to do the R&D on a top secret series of synthetic combat drugs which would enhance the effectiveness of soldiers in the field.Horizon's funding was cut, when their practices were deemed too immoral even for such a controversial project, but the research didn't stop. Funded by private money from the deep pockets of Horizon chairman and research scientist Kevin Clalemay, tests continued in a more...private location. That was until something went wrong. There were reports that the lab had been comprimised; that the subjects were behaving abnormally...then, silence. Several days later, twisted shapes began to emerge from the confines of the lab into the city above.


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pielikey
pielikey

Well, it's on the cry engine, so of course it won. the cry engine was built to be pretty. And that's pretty much all it does.

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Ennui
Ennui

Congrats Delta Sector!

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Wills
Wills

Yeah big up congrats guys! Totally 100% deserving too :D

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qpac
qpac

Congratulations, Delta Sector. I thought it's for FC2, but no. Awesome!

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Spooboy
Spooboy

I was surprised on the winner, only because i never really knew much about the mod itself. Now im going to have to try it out.

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Setis
Setis

congrats to delta sector :) a very well deserved win!

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um-tiki
um-tiki

I wasn't surprised actually Delta Sector looks amazing

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Visuals take the cake here. No surprise Delta Sector won. Good job.

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bomblol
bomblol

Glad to see that your generic gritty games with one or two elements of visual flair didn't win (see: all the other games on the list)
Delta Sector is beautiful.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

That's a bit mean now. AoC for example is not a generic game with generic visuals. All in the list have done something well in the arts department.

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`DarcK
`DarcK

Congrats to the winner!

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Delta Sector is definitely impressive. Congrats!

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Gen.Kenobi
Gen.Kenobi

Which one won?

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JohnBart
JohnBart

Well, the video and the replies above clearly state that Delta Sector has won this category. ;-)

Congratulations to DS and all the teams whose project has been nominated! :-)

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready

My guess is Dys or KF
oh **** lol, its already over and I guessed wrong ^^

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Berserkr
Berserkr

Congratulations to PlatinumGold and his team! You really deserve the prize.

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cheesemcboots
cheesemcboots

killing floor or aoc should have won. although that farcry one does look good.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK

Yeah, congrats guys, that is quite the sweet looking mod you've got there, well done, may just have to check it out.

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83

Congrats to D.S. team, well deserved, the mod is beautiful and well executed.

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SCΛRECROW
SCΛRECROW

The Delta Sector looks real good. Excellent work and Congrats.

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72

The one that makes you go AWWW nice will win :)

I like them all :)

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leilei
leilei

you forgot the game with the half-naked catgirls shooting huge weapons!

and the mod with the toaster
oh and the killer shrubs and books and that flipside thing

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Daystranger
Daystranger

This was surprising. Congrats.
But your mod looks too STALKERish. And I thought its supposed to be best ORIGINAL art direction.
Well...
Its your choice.

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AlCool
AlCool

A slight disappointment for me but definitely not a bad choice. Very nice visuals (stunning game environments really). They really pushed the Farcry engine to its limits. Congratz

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Trans-Fat
Trans-Fat

well done to Delta Sector. well deserved, ill have to download.

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4CH!
4CH!

Without knowing while watching the video, I ve realyy mistaken the Delta Sector Mod as Crysis ! Omg

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Yay!!! My favorite won. Thank you lord!

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Very nice, Guess i will be installing Far Cry to check this one out!

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spacehoshi
spacehoshi

Yeah congrats plati and alli !! its a masterpiece and worth to be winner

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Harimau
Harimau

Who's the guy that does the voice-over/narration? 'cause I gotta say, he does a great job.

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

Killing Floor should've won in my opinion but congrats to Delta Sector! To be honest all the mods in this category are good picks ;)

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