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Here it is - the long waited update. It's been 4 months already since last update. Those months weren't very productive, however much was still done. ...

Posted by Elitic on May 9th, 2010



Here it is - the long waited update. It's been 4 months already since last update. Those months weren't very productive, however much was still done.
So, let's begin with weapons.

Taurus
Raging Bull .454 Casull Revolver

It's a render of new weapon made. It has real firepower, but only 5 rounds in cylinder.


Model is completely done, but no textures are made currently. Next weapon is a Dagger for vampire stealth class character.


This weapon will be fast and deadly, also It'll feature backstab ability. Another weapon is thrownable bottle of Holy Silver Liquid.


Silver is against werewolves and holyness against vampires. This liquid will weaken those beasts. That's all about weapons for now.

Next thing is items: health pickups.

First Aid Kit - Human health pickup.


Texture is temporary, It'll look much much better with new nice texture.

Blood Bag - Vampire health pickup.


Texture is not final.


In game screenshot.

Rib Eye Steak - Werewolf health pickup.


Texture is not final.


In game screenshot. All health pickups are coded into game and working fine.

Next thing will be powers.
Holy talk“ - Human, the Father character ability 90% done. (visual effect and 3rd person animations are not done yet.)
Bat polymorph“ - Vampire, 1st class character ability 100% done.
Howl“ - Werewolf, 1st class character ability 95% done. (minor visual effect is not done.)
Other powers will not be revealed for now. tounge.gif

Bat render:


In-game it looks better.
See „Return to Church Mod - Vampire 1st class gameplay“ video for Bat in-game.

Let's move to Map props: Candles!


Textures are not final, but good enough. The candles will be an alternative source of light in maps.


In game screenshot.
See „Return to Church Mod - Human gameplay, Map Environment“ video to see candle fire particle effects.

More map props are currently being developed.

Vampire and werewolf „vision“/scent/sight were improved, faster shader effects, players are blinking while in „scent“/sight mode (this effect will probably be changed into better one) . Additionally werewolves with help of scent will be able to track other players.
See „Return to Church Mod - Werewolf 1st class gameplay“ video for new werewolf sight/„scent“ effects.

I started using particle systems in RTC.
So far Particle effects: for powers, whole feeding system, torch and candle fires... were done.
See „Return to Church Mod - Human gameplay, Map Environment“ video to see torch and candle fire particle effects.
See „Return to Church Mod - Vampire 1st class gameplay“ video to see vampire feeding, bat polymorphing particle effects.
See „Return to Church Mod - Werewolf 1st class gameplay“ video to see werewolf feeding particle effects.

Sound effects: so far RTC has 84 custom sounds, but only 1/4th of all sounds were covered.

Mapping: rtc_trade is 85% done, rtc_catacombs is 75% done. Here are some new screenshots of maps:

rtc_catacombs new section of map.


This section connects catacombs to werewolf spawn place/cave.

rtc_trade: Map overview


Both maps will feature HDR.



Lanterns in map are breakable. Torches are extinguishable. Some visual effects are dynamic in map. (one round it will be there, one not, etc...)


The bell tower is now smaller and more important structure.


The tower is now accessible, Five floors and sixth is rooftop floor.


Vampire spawn place from one side.


Vampire spawn place from another side.

Programming: Lots of programming was done, however it's not worth to mention those things.


Videos
:

„Return to Church Mod - Vampire 1st class gameplay“ (YouTube version with annotations.)
Moddb.com

„Return to Church Mod - Werewolf 1st class gameplay“ (YouTube version with annotations.)
Moddb.com

„Return to Church Mod - Human gameplay, Map Environment“ (YouTube version with annotations.)
Moddb.com

Return to Church mod official steamgroup was created

Steamcommunity.com
This group is public. Feel free to join us now!

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Unknown12345678900
Unknown12345678900 May 9 2010, 1:09pm says:

****** sweet

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RustySpannerz
RustySpannerz May 9 2010, 1:17pm says:

I wish you guys would team up with someone like Coven. That would make my day.

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Elitic Author
Elitic May 9 2010, 1:22pm says:

News will be fixed in the moment.

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Elitic Author
Elitic May 9 2010, 2:12pm replied:

News were fixed. However bug on moddb occurred:
I made half of the news, ticked „private news“ and saved, then continued to edit, after finishing I saw that 2 comments were already posted... =D

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Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean May 9 2010, 1:52pm says:

Haha, 23 updates in my watch list. Nice one Elitic, really nice.

Great progress, as ever, mate!

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Elitic Author
Elitic May 9 2010, 2:10pm replied:

Thanks, that was some hard work to put everything on web. Moddb.com

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Deathace13
Deathace13 May 9 2010, 2:45pm says:

Looks fantastic

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Croco15
Croco15 May 9 2010, 3:07pm says:

Nice work! Everything looks amazing! I would compliment it more, but it would be a huge comment. So, in short, AMAZING WORK! KEEP IT UP!

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mdarwin1
mdarwin1 May 9 2010, 7:16pm says:

yay update

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izzysinz
izzysinz May 9 2010, 7:50pm says:

Great update as usual Elitic, loving the ribeye looks really fresh and good enough to eat :)

Your map refresher looks sweet as well

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TyECOK
TyECOK May 10 2010, 12:42am says:

I really dig the mapping, simple yet very-very atmospheric.

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JeepLV
JeepLV May 10 2010, 9:44am says:

Great update you did a good job,can't wait to see more.
BTW map looks really nice,I bet it will be interesting to play it.

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SolidFake
SolidFake May 10 2010, 1:33pm says:

finally, a new update!
I waited long and hard for this one, and as I expected, I'm baffled another time.
I can barely imagine how sweet this mod will get once it is finished, keep up the damn good work!

btw steak looks yummy
oh and joined steam community ;)

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sauerfreak
sauerfreak May 10 2010, 7:41pm says:

Okay, the moment I saw the Raging Bull, I was hooked. Good luck, guys! :D

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