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penguinfantasimo
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Nov 13 2009, 11:17pm Anchor

My idea would be a Halo 3 styled source mod that shares the amazing features of the source engine, and the awesome gameplay of Halo 3! I am an avid HL2DM player but in my opinion, the game's physics don't suit my fancy. Thats why I propose someone help me make a Halo (proposing we have the Halo physics) style source mod. I would need programmers, modelers, mappers, and people who can make me skins. I would be doing the writing and art portion. Hopefully I can get help with this.

Cheers- Pen.

Nov 14 2009, 11:34am Anchor

I can't say i'm too impressed. Sure, Halo is okay (at best), but why not come up with something original, something that you created yourself? You could go forward with this mod, finish it, and all that good stuff. But i'll tell you now, it's so much more satisfying when it's your game idea, your game concept, that you took from the cradle to the grave, that you fostered, edited, spent hours pouring over looking for improvements, design flaws, imbalances. It's creating your own concept that will help you develop and grow into a better game designer. Simply copying a previously existing IP isn't going to do that.

On top of that, a little more detail wouldn't hurt. Perhaps some art, maybe show some of the design work  you've done on it. Because right now, you're just presenting yourself as another "guy with an idea", who wants to make a game, but isn't ready to put the initial effort into getting even a basic outline of the design done. (A quick glimpse at your moddb profile shows me that this isn't the first time you've simply presented yourself as an "Idea guy") No, you just want a plethora of source experts to swoop down and create your game for you, and after which, you can tag yourself as the "Creator of that awesome Halo mod".

If you're going to make a rebuttal and say "But i'm going to work on the writing and art portion", i don't think anyone would believe you have the ability or the talent to pull that off with aplomb until you provide examples of some sort.

My advice? Forget this post. Go out and do some work yourself. Get the writing done. Get some art done. Then return with those assets in hand, and post in a more professional way, with those assets included in the post. Until you do that, i doubt anyone is going to come to your help.

And also, there will always be those that are critical of your mod. Come prepared with a bullet proof vest, read every post, whether the premise is "awesome mod" or, "man, this mod sucks", take it in, consider it, and most importantly, TAKE THEIR ADVICE SERIOUSLY. They, are the players. They, are the ones that will tell their friends whether to give it a shot or to not touch it with a ten-foot pole. And if you're lucky, they could very well be fellow developers trying to give you advice, because they've been in the trenches before.

Edited by: TheOneKnownAsMe

Nov 14 2009, 12:04pm Anchor

Moddb.com Reminds me of halo

Edited by: NGS616

penguinfantasimo
penguinfantasimo FsF for LIFE
Nov 14 2009, 12:15pm Anchor
TheOneKnownAsMe wrote:If you're going to make a rebuttal and say "But i'm going to work on the writing and art portion", i don't think anyone would believe you have the ability or the talent to pull that off with aplomb until you provide examples of some sort.

I have artwork finished already. I just need to fix my scanner. Also I have been doing some writing. Weapons and multi player modes.

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Nov 14 2009, 12:20pm Anchor
penguinfantasimo wrote:I have artwork finished already. I just need to fix my scanner. Also I have been doing some writing. Weapons and multi player modes.

Well then perhaps you should have gotten your scanner fixed, scanned your artwork, and then posted this thread. Even if your scanner is fixed, i assume your keyboard is working quite fine. So why don't you give us some of the writing you've done?

penguinfantasimo
penguinfantasimo FsF for LIFE
Nov 14 2009, 12:39pm Anchor

Alright. (BTW these is my weapon ideas :3)
(Note: These are all weapons that are in real life too. Also I am Swedish so pardon my English.)
The UZI-  Its a step up from HL2DM's smg, doing twice the damage, but does not include the grenade.
The RPD- The times as much damage as the UZI, it will rip you apart!
The RPG- Half the damage of the rocket launcher, but a bigger inventory to hold rockets.
Grenades: Grenades will be trigger by right click and they will all have special abilities. The SLAM will stick to the player and will detonate when the player right clicks again, like the Demoman's sticky launcher. (Assuming you know who that its.) The frag will be the same and share the same qualities (except for maybe a skin change.)
 (I haven't really got anything else. Sadly, my job is not very forgiving to people not on task ;] hehe. Of course when I am off I can get you more.)

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Hum-ho-de-dum :D

Nov 14 2009, 1:32pm Anchor

It's a start, i recommend you go into much more detail on the weapons. If you want to make them at least appear unique, don't compare them to weapons that already exist in games.

Those are okay for basic weapons, but I recommend you come up with some unique and original weapons.

Keep working on it.

Nov 14 2009, 4:00pm Anchor

Personal I think there is no need for more Halo like mods and games but i'm always happy to back people with there projects. I say go for it mate but do your best to make it as far from Halo as you can. Use Halo as your base and then work up from there and you shouldn't have a problem mate.

Hope that helps.

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penguinfantasimo
penguinfantasimo FsF for LIFE
Nov 14 2009, 4:16pm Anchor

Actually, my idea was just to incorporate Halo 3 physics. :]

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Hum-ho-de-dum :D

Nov 14 2009, 4:28pm Anchor
penguinfantasimo wrote:Actually, my idea was just to incorporate Halo 3 physics. :]

You probably should have mentioned that in the first post, i recommend you edit it.

The vehicle physics in Halo were pretty nice.

Nov 14 2009, 7:10pm Anchor
penguinfantasimo wrote:Actually, my idea was just to incorporate Halo 3 physics. :]

Sounds good. I look forward to seeing the final product.

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penguinfantasimo
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Nov 15 2009, 1:20am Anchor

Now I am getting somewhere ;] sorry about that. Also, the melee combat in Halo 3 was cool.... I want to incorporate that in there too. And I would also like to have an aiming/iron sight view.

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Hum-ho-de-dum :D

Nov 15 2009, 6:41am Anchor

I may be wrong but i believe Iron Sight is very easy if your using the Orange Box engine. I think this should help you out Developer.valvesoftware.com I think it's for Muitplayer but there should be one for sinlge player as well somewhere there.

As for the Melee I guess, and don't hold me to this, you would just need to have the Melee animation of the weapon in question then program it so that when a button is pressed that Animation plays out.  

Thats just what I think mind you so you would be best to look around. Hope that helps ya out mate.

EDIT: Spelling

Edited by: Nikholai-Chan

penguinfantasimo
penguinfantasimo FsF for LIFE
Nov 15 2009, 2:19pm Anchor

Great! :] This can hopefully be self made.

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Hum-ho-de-dum :D

Nov 15 2009, 5:18pm Anchor

I once had a go at that Iron Sight myself it seems easy to if you know the basics of Coding which sadly i don't :P

Best of luck my friend.

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penguinfantasimo
penguinfantasimo FsF for LIFE
Nov 15 2009, 8:16pm Anchor

I am aint a coder. But this will give me some experience :]

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Hum-ho-de-dum :D

Nov 16 2009, 6:05am Anchor

That link I sent you is a good one. It's very copy and paste but it runs you through everything.

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Nov 16 2009, 9:33am Anchor

Oh no... you again

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penguinfantasimo
penguinfantasimo FsF for LIFE
Nov 16 2009, 9:44am Anchor

Haha :] Don't worry Fds, this will probably be the last of me until I can get this idea made on my own.

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Hum-ho-de-dum :D

Nov 16 2009, 4:00pm Anchor

Ha I take it you two have met before then huh?

By the way Penguinfantasimo if you need a hand with anything feel free to ask mate.

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Nov 22 2009, 8:22pm Anchor

I thought of a Halo Style Source Mod once, but I kept getting complaints about how Halo apparently "died"

zombieOnion
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Nov 23 2009, 8:44pm Anchor

But if you guys like Halo, why not just play Halo? Instead of going through the horrible ordeal of making Halo on Source?

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Nov 23 2009, 8:52pm Anchor

I did infact make a Halo Source mod, its buggy, but has Halo weapons and player models. Pm me and I'll send it, after I upload it.

Nov 24 2009, 6:56am Anchor
zenarion wrote:But if you guys like Halo, why not just play Halo? Instead of going through the horrible ordeal of making Halo on Source?

I have to agree. However i can understanding wanting to build an idea off Halo as many games to do that these days just not making Halo it's self. Also i'm sure someone will try to make you pay copyright.

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Dec 2 2009, 8:48am Anchor

but if u dont slay halo in the gamename u can do it

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