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I'm so happy to see this pic! I spot a few of my model resources there, damn it feels like I see my children (models) getting grown up and living their own lives now (being in other mods)
*parently tears* :P
Looking great guys! As you come ever closer to finishing the map, I think it would be awesome if you give us a better glimpse on the world map itself. Similar to what Bethesda did before Skyrim came out :)
It's Orthanc, that's why it's dark. You can see the balcony where Saruman used to chill in this pic.
You are right, Elf-friend.
That's why my comparison was of the highest praise. ;)
Thanks for those words of encouragement, Recovery. You remind me of how a certain character from middle earth used to fight for Gondor anonymously in his earlier years. Every Gondorian wondered who this great warrior was and where he came from. He went under the name of Thorongil. Could have also called him Recoveryanonymous.
With your current workflow, you seem to get the honor of being the first finished TC for Skyrim. Can't wait, you guys are doing a fantastic job for the mod community!
The siege is still ongoing, my lord.
Wait for news ere spring draws near.
Recoveryanonymous, you are a legend man! If we survive this I vote for your honorary dev status.
Hey, I'm from the team and I just had to say that I am so blown by all your awesome support, guys! I really, really appreciate your efforts for Merp. If we somehow manage to save this baby, then I will feel obligated to at least triple my workhours for this mod, to give back to the community what you deserved (A worhty LOTR experience).
And either way how this C&D issue plays out, I will remember to fight more for the stuff I believe in.
Thanks for your offer man.
All I can say at the moment is please keep an eye on this moddb site for any upcoming news. Maybe there will come the hour when we call our fans for help!
Hopefully it's going to be like when Gondor is calling for help from Rohan and they saved their ***** :p
The landscape and general scene from the pictures is going to change later on (including ground, rocks, clutter and vegetation). The pictures were just to show the 3d model of the fortress itself. Later, an exterior developer will drastically change the surrounding landscape and make it look awesome.
blender Blender.org free 3d modeling program.
Gimp Gimp.org free image manipulating program, but many prefer Photoshop Adobe.com ... And you need Nifskope for implementing models to Skyrim Niftools.sourceforge.net .
It´s all a bit confusing at some point, but if you don´t give up it´s worth it.
I´d say go for it. Your skills in worldbuilding are awesome and Skyrim has a lot to offer to show your creativity.
Haha, "A fool, but an honest fool, you remain, Peregrin Took." as Gandalf would have said.
Thanks for your support. I definitely got your point .)
Don´t hail me you fool of a took!
I am a german modder and people will definitely take this the wrong way =P
Additional note on the Hornburg model:
The known modder "Nebula1" from the Nexus was so kind and allowed me to use a cool texture from his, the wall texture! (I only tweaked it a bit)
So kudos to him as well!
Thanks again so much for your positive feedback on the Hornburg! That really means a lot to me, since I am by far not any professionall 3 modeller and my fellow 3d modellers at Merp, helped me a lot with good ideas and suggestions for improvment during my making of the fortress.
yeah, thanks so much!
But I still think, that the final exterior of Helm´s Deep will even look better, after our exterior developer (Enagan) has filled the scene with more models and props and soldiers and awesome stuff! And these screens with ENB graphics and settings to the max, are also a huge part why it looks so awesome now.
First of all, I am not a master! I am but a humble servant in the service of the hidden flame. A wanderer between the worlds =P
Kidding aside, thanks for your kind words. I´ve been working on this particular model for some months. And my fellow 3d modellers at Merp always had good ideas how I could improve it, when I posted some WIP screens at the forums, so thank them too! And also kudos to Alasdairhurst´s super high graphic screens that you can see here, with them my model looks 100% more quality, than it actually is....
Custom skies are definitely welcome, at least the night sky. Can´t have those huge planets from Skyrim on the Middle Earth night sky.
You can support us by contributing to the project with your modding skills and ideas. If you´re a 3d modeller, you can contribute with models. If you´re a writer you can write ingame books and /or quests. You can make concept art if you know how to do that etc. Even if you´re not into anything modding wise you can still come over to the forums and give feedback and discuss all things Tolkien. Everyone may help, because then it´s less work for the other devs. We´re basically the most open game development team that I know of!
Haha, classic. Now I just had to make a google search and landed on some weird parts of the internets.
no unfortunately, but helms deep will be included in Skymerp for sure!
awesome progress! can`t wait
voted. very nice mod. ;
I totally agree - The anticipation for this mod is an excercise in patience that will finally be rewarded with a work of art, wothy of the uniquely uncontested Tolkien writings.
yeah, number one on moddb !
yeah, awesome texture work by our top modeller!!!
Good work, panos. Looking epic!