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Fallout 3 Reborn V9 is going to be the largest mod I have produced yet, and I will likely need some help getting it out in a reasonable amount of time.

Posted by Slayer_2 on Mar 28th, 2011

Alright, so I don't know if I've announced this yet, but F3R V9 will have a few large features planned. Most of them I am going to tackle by myself, but for some of them it isn't a very practical idea. There are three features that I need help with, I will go over them in detail below. If you think any of these ideas suck, tell me, and I'll save myself the trouble of bothering with them.

ONE: I want to have a semi-realistic book system where the player has to read skill books and answer 5 multiple choice questions based on the text. If they get it correct, they gain the skill points, if they fail, then they can try again. Once they succeed, the book is marked as read, and can be re-read, but there will no longer be questions to answer. Every skill book has 23-25 editions in the game world, making a total of 325 books. I know, a big job, for one person. But if say 30 people help out, that's only 12 or so books each. People can also choose what book they want to write for, whether it be Guns and Ammo, DC Journal of Internal Medicine, or Grognak the Barbarian. There is no exact set size limit (yet), but I'd say at least 250 words, probably 500 at maximum. If this idea takes off, I will make a separate page or forum thread for it, so we can keep track of what's been done.

TWO: Next, I want to modify the storyline of the game slightly, mostly by adding in new quest options and a different game ending. Since I'm merging the DLC with the mod, Broken Steel leaves the game hanging forever, but I will add in the option to eventually complete it, and the player will play through decades of the Lone Wanderers life, as he has the option to raise a family, shape the world, and see the results, before finally dying of old age. Also, I want to add the option to skip the Vault 101 scene, but I also plan to flesh it out with 3 or 4 more years that the player gets to experience growing up in the vault. To get to the point (finally, I know), I'll need voice actors to re-do certain NPCs, and a few new ones. I also have been considering voicing the player character, but that would require tens of thousands of lines of dialogue, so it's not a priority right now. If I can't get voice actors for the new quests, I will just make the new dialogue lines unvoiced, not too immersive, but oh well.

THREE: Last, I want to add a few new animations to the game, some of them related to the new quests, but some more gameplay oriented, such as wounded animations (burning to death, melee executions, etc.), others such as healing, and eating. Also, I need animations if I want to do a cover system.

If anyone can and will help with any of these things, you can either leave a comment here, PM me, or email me at reborn.mod@gmail.com

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Mar 29 2011, 2:12am says:

God I wish I could mod right now. I could write some of the books but I wouldn't be able to make it into an in game item. Not too sure if I would be a good voice actor. If I can get a new microphone, could I maybe send some voice samples to see If I would be useful at all? I can probably put more emotion into the voices than the original voice actors from the game, but as for actually sounding good would be up to you to determine.

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sbseed Creator
sbseed Mar 29 2011, 2:24am replied:

please do send us anything that you can contribute, the harder you make us work with the content provided the better the mod will become. and even if your input isnt exactly what we are looking for we can use it as a sort of teaching tool for ourselves and maybe more.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Mar 29 2011, 10:56am replied:

Man, anyone who can type can do the book thing. All I need is what book you want to write for, the 5 questions, and 2-4 answers for them. I can take care of editing and merging them with the mod. Hell, I'll even do the editing, if your spelling and grammar is poor. In fact, everyone making it into an in-game item would be a WORSE option for me, it's be a huge headache trying to merge so many mods.

As for voice overs, feel free to send me a sample, I don't need studio quality, just something to make it a bit more convincing. Hell, I can probably even get lip-syncing working for the characters, to add even more realism. A good recording program is Audacity, and you can save in either .wav or .mp3 files, I don't care which. If you're somewhat passable, I can tell you some characters I need voiced (and how big the job is), and you can choose what you want to do.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Mar 29 2011, 11:51am says:

All right, then I'm going to start writing some books and see get myself a microphone so I can record some voice samples. I'm probably going to write some Guns and Ammo. When you say different editions you mean like 23-25 different versions of the same book, but each one about a different subject, right? Like one edition about gun maintenance, another about ammo, another about the gun itself, etc. etc. etc., right? Or do you just mean that it would be like it is right now, with the same book 23-25 times through out the Wasteland.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Mar 29 2011, 5:02pm replied:

Yeah, I mean different editions. You could have one on 7.62x39mm ammo, one on maintenance, one on hydro-static shock, etc. Each copy in the wasteland will be a different edition, to increase realism.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Mar 29 2011, 5:27pm replied:

Alright, my final question then is where do you want me to send them when I'm done? To your email, or should I just upload them to my ModDB profile and you can download them from there?

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Mar 29 2011, 5:29pm replied:

If you can email them to me, that'd be great :)

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Mar 30 2011, 12:04pm says:

I'm not sure if you got it or not but I sent you a Guns and Ammo issue on SMGs for the mod. If there is anything that needs to be changed about it let me know, because I've already started working on the Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle, and Shotgun issues. If there is anything wrong with the layout or if its too boring I need to know so I can change it in the next issues. Of course if it just flat out sucks and you want me to quit that works too.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Mar 30 2011, 9:39pm replied:

Alright, I received it, and it looks to be pretty damn good. I'll see about implementing it withing a week or so, then popping out a demo video.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Mar 30 2011, 10:15pm replied:

Awesome. I'll get the next few finished, and then start working on some books for some of the more common weapons like the M16, AA12, and the USP.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Mar 30 2011, 11:01pm replied:

Sounds like a plan, and just a heads up, there is no M16 (yet, anyhow). There is an M4, though.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Mar 30 2011, 11:47pm replied:

Okay. I tend to get them confused. They do look a lot alike.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Mar 31 2011, 12:13am replied:

Well, they are pretty much the same thing, just one fires in bursts, the other in fully auto.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Apr 5 2011, 1:35am says:

Okay, I've been kind of side tracked for the past few days because I got Black Ops, but I've resumed work on the the rest of the books finally. I'm just going to wait until I have a dozen or so done and then I will send them all to you at once. I just wanted to let you know that I am still working on them and that I haven't quit, I've just been preoccupied.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Apr 6 2011, 7:21pm replied:

Hahaha, okay, no rush, man.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Apr 10 2011, 12:32pm says:

Myspacebarbroke.Nextbooksdelayedfurther.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Apr 10 2011, 12:34pm says:

Sorry.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Apr 10 2011, 2:01pm says:

No problem, the project isn't seeing huge support right now, anyhow. And try copying/pasting a space from something else, if you really need to type something.

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Apr 10 2011, 2:44pm says:

I just remembered the on screen keyboard. I'm getting a new keyboard today, so I won't be delayed too much.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Apr 10 2011, 4:03pm says:

Good plan, and you need to stop gaming so hard, so you don't break the next one :P

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Apr 10 2011, 8:35pm says:

I wish it was gaming that had broken it. I got caught off guard by a screamer video and spilled my soda.

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Slayer_2 Author
Slayer_2 Apr 10 2011, 9:16pm replied:

AHAHAHAHA! One of those actually got you?

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FailerOfLife
FailerOfLife Apr 10 2011, 9:33pm says:

Sadly, yes. Like I said, I was caught off guard by it.

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sbseed Creator
sbseed May 5 2011, 6:56pm replied:

lmao, just lol... i found those movies so boring i kept falling asleep. but then again any supposed horror movie kinda makes me laugh or be bored anyways.

still... bit odd, definitely funny.

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