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simonoc @ AD

Yes this mod is compatible with the latest version of Darkplaces. I recommend you also download "patch 2" and copy it over the MOD directory, as it has many DP fixes.

The MOD does not support any HD asset packs for Darkplaces, many of the original Quake assets have been upgraded and/or replaced.

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simonoc @ How to Install Arcane Dimensions

It sounds like the command line parameters are not working properly. The "-game ad" command is especially important because this tells the engine to use this directory (ad) to look for files. Open the shortcut properties and check you have the extra commands line parameters after the engine name.

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simonoc @ simonoc

Yes you are right, I should of created it separate, oh well.

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simonoc @ Arcane Dimensions

I just double checked the map ad_test3 (Rotation and Exploration) and it looks like you have to pickup the RL or go down to that platform to trigger the final battle. I would like to stress at this point, you were playing a *test map* and not everything about these maps are perfect. The test maps are designed for mappers to see how new feature work and for us (mod team) to test things. The *test maps* are something extra (normally a separate download) and were provided as examples, which is why you have to load them from the *test* hub!

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simonoc @ Arcane Dimensions

Are you sure these problems are bugs? Are you using the correct engine? Have you setup the MOD correctly? Did you follow the instructions in the readme file? I assure you we did do a lot of testing, but Quake can be setup and run many different ways.

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simonoc @ Arcane Dimensions

The Tomes of Power are an optional objective to find the Rune of Power. Scattered throughout 4 of the maps are various collection/exploration missions to find the Runes. Once all the Runes have been found the room below the skill selection pillars in the start map will lead to the final map!

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simonoc @ Arcane Dimensions

AD_Swampy is a wonderfully massive exploration map, but it is not suited to everyone's taste. The MOD was about creating a variety of different map styles for many different types of people. There will be other maps in the MOD you will like! :)

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simonoc @ Arcane Dimensions

Unfortunately this is an old comment, samsam did find a way to install the mod in the end. I did create a document recently for anyone wanting instructions on how to install the mod - Moddb.com

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simonoc @ breakables

Unfortunately this is a very old video of the MOD. I have not had a chance to setup and record new videos yet. The Drum shotgun seen in this video was replaced with a triple barrel widowmaker shotgun.

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simonoc @ simonoc

AD was a mappers toolkit, it was a collection of assets with a few test maps. People get excited about playable content nowadays not development resources, I underestimation what people wanted, I decided to cancelled the project and cut my loses.

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simonoc @ Breaking Apart

All of the monsters can detect and destroy breakables if they are in the way, unless of course the breakable is defined to be monster immune! The AI path finding is still the straight line "nose against a wall" approach, but the breakables are not cover to hide behind.
The map is designed for the mappers toolkit with lots of different examples to show how breakables are setup.

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simonoc @ Crumbling Lift Shaft

The player still needs rock platforms, except they are not always available all of the time!

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simonoc @ Crumbling Lift Shaft

The fire at the bottom is a flat texture, the idea is the lava splashed upwards and then slowly dripped down. I will probably add an extra shader stage (slight glow effects) for the DP engine but nothing extra for Fitz types.

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simonoc @ Crumbling Lift Shaft

The burned flames at the bottom of the rocks is static, but the lava is fully animated with colour blending to match. The lava surface has an unique shader for the DP engine and classic warping for Fitz engines.

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simonoc @ Guards High Above

This area is a meeting point of several route choices, where paths cross and keys are collected! Also new armour model, more detail and no UV stretching

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simonoc @ Demon patrols

The map is fully switched over to the new mod and has the new pickups, lids, random angles and better texture uv/normal setups. This area is a mirrored version with a separate SK and door. This area was built first and the rivers of lava screenshot was built based on this side which is why it looks similar.

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simonoc @ Changes to AI Infighting

Thanks, I am glad you like it. The movie is certainly setup in a special way with the player slowly sliding down a slope towards the monsters. The infighting between the knights and shambler is unscripted. There are a couple of tweaks to prevent the shambler switching targets so quickly when hit, but otherwise its all dynamic.

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simonoc @ Ogre Long Shot

The map still has plenty of cool blue areas, but this area needs to feel hot with the lava bubbling close by.

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simonoc @ Ogre Long Shot

The floating red things are lava balls, an original quake entity added for effect. Has a nice dynamic light attached to it and does a little damage if touched. It certainly sounds a bit goofy, but is a classic dressing for lava in quake maps.

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simonoc @ The Gold Key Path

Probably the best part of this screenshot is the lava, how it blends at the edges and yes, that lava path is dangerous!

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simonoc @ The descent into lava

I total agree, the lighting from the lava is certainly not intense enough, hopefully the next screenshot will fix that.

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simonoc @ Silently Drifting Wizards

Indeed, the upper area is an alternative route to discover!

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simonoc @ The Blue Gate

The new ammo pickups come in two flavours, base and medieval. I wanted something to contrast the rest of the scene which is why the ammo box is base style.

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simonoc @ Weary Travelers Beware!

The map is deep underground, it needs to be dark and cold so that when the players gets to warmer locations they feel the change

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simonoc @ Return of the Damned

Thanks, this map has the same footprint as the original with some extra demon door surprises for those who like to hunt for secrets!

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simonoc @ Furious Metal Patrols

Thanks, I am glad you like it! :)

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simonoc @ Back to the Mountain ...

Yeah, this is just a test map, experimenting with different lighting, colours and encounter setups.

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simonoc @ In The Shadows

Unfortunately this project is on the backburner until I finish my current projects. This MOD is not dead, just in hibernation for the winter!

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simonoc @ Katharsis Alpha 0.1 is out. Get it!

You should create a thread for this mod at the QuakeOne forums, a lot of people there use the DP engine and they might be able to give you more feedback running your alpha with different hardware.
'http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-mod-releases/works-progress/' -> Quakeone.com

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simonoc @ The Horde of Zendar

The front portcullis is opened by walking up to it, there is trigger just infront where the knight is standing. I recommend you play this map with a Fitz or QS client, check the readme file for more details of where to download them from.

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