This mod will include updated and reworked models for most dinosaurs, and will eventually also include tonnes of optional dinosaurs. This idea came about because I got sick of looking at the vanilla Albertosaurus and its dumb head.I then got into modelling new dinosaurs so look forward to that! Should be compatible with all skins, since these are new models only. If someone would like to help me skin the new dinosaurs, that would be very much appreciated as I am not artistic at all. Confirmed new dinos - Daspletosaurus Gigantoraptor Deinocheirus Iguanadon Carnotaurus Guanlong Baryonx

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I’ve reached the species cap already, which means I’ll have to implement a kind of modular system for selecting which dinosaurs you’d like. This should be as simple as editing dinolist.txt and fossilhunt.txt but since each dinosaur needs it’s own skin I can imagine I’d have to make some pretty beefy tml files, which so far have been a pain in my area. As far as sourcing/making skins is concerned, I’m not too sure what I should do. I was thinking about editing some of the DJE mod skins as they’re super high quality.

I’m not sure which species I’ll end up including in the first release or how I’ll implement them. Some of the hard-coded AI is really getting on my nerves - Sarcosuchus, for example, is based on Ankylosaurus and even though it’s Tclass is Spino and it’s stats are hugely aggressive, it still flees from everything. Carnivores-turned-herbivores like Gigantoraptor and Deinocheirus seem fine but I’m not sure they can eat plants. I’ll have to keep experimenting. The mod will probably release with Dryosaurus replacing the goat, but I’d like to edit the carn feeder so that it can dispense all the reasonably sized dinosaurs so that carnivores can have more varied prey. I think there’s a hard cap on how many animals a feeder can dispense, which is a shame. I’m also not sure if it’d be possible to grab the auto-hatcheries from that mission. I’m completely new to modding JPOG so I’d like to discover for myself the game’s limits.

Though I have some knowledge of computer science, I don’t expect to crack how to edit tmls quickly any time soon. Hex makes me want to cry, but I reckon I’ll figure it out st some point.

I’m well on the way to completing reworks of all 25 vanilla dinos, as well as the visitors and other models that require it. Most of the dinosaurs are actually quite accurate - Diliphosaurus and Allosaurus are hideously scaled, but I imagine some people probably like the tiny dilopho. I think the Jurassic franchise’s interpretation of Dilophosaurus constitutes an injustice towards the terror of the early Jurassic. The strange, chubby Ceratosaurus was also something I had a problem with. I was going to be cheeky and replace Cerato with a model based on Allosaurus, but I think variety trumps accuracy in this case. Carnotaurus, being a ceratosaur itself, was nearly a cerato clone but I decided that the ungainly animations of Ceratosaurus didn’t suit such a lean predator.

I’ve seen people requesting a lot of generic large carnivores like Yangchuamosaurus and Tyrannotitan, and though these super-predators are interesting in their own way, they won’t be a focus of this mod as I personally would like to present dinosaurs in a more representative way. Most dinosaurs weren’t huge but were instead quite small, and I think there’s a variety that would be lost if I put in too many allosaurids and charcharodontosaurids.

I hope this post has done more to inform you of what I hope to achieve with this mod.

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Pleeaaaaaasssee tell me which dinosaurs you'd love to see in this mod. I was going to copy The Forgotten's dinolist and make this a kind of HD remake...

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GabrielM0
GabrielM0

When is the mod released?

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Hunter255
Hunter255

will there be a giraffatitan that will replace the African Brachiosaurus

but allosaurus to replace veterupristisaurus because African subspecies of allosaurus is not subject to

but homalocephale to replace prenocephale because homalocephale probably a young specimen of prenocephale

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guegh Creator
guegh

I think I'd rather include a more unique brachiosaurid than giraffatitan to be honest. I was thinking europasaurus, but I've not really decided yet.

I'm not really aiming for realism in the digsites. If I can figure out how to do it sometime in the future, I'll probably do it. But for right now I'd rather variety over accuracy.

I think homalocephale will be replaced by prenocephale and the model will be altered to have a dome.

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Hunter255
Hunter255

will new animals have their own sounds ?

will there be changes to the vanilla sounds of the animals?

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guegh Creator
guegh

Dinosaur sounds are troubling. On one hand, Tyrannosaurus roaring like an elephant is fairly awesome. On the other hand, I don't think dinosaurs would have roared as much as they do in the Jurassic franchise, if at all. I think giant dinosaurs like Torvosaurus or Tyrannosaurus would have bellowed like this Youtube.com but only during territorial confrontations, which is why I'll probably end up making it so dinosaurs roar far less often and less ... awesomely. Smaller, more social dinosaurs probably vocalised like modern birds, and the sounds probably got more elaborate as the mesozoic era progressed. So Triassic dinosaurs will probably have rudimental noises, whilst the hadrosaurs and dromaeosaurs of the Late Cretaceous will probably have quite elaborate noises.

Also dinosaurs won't stomp. Elephants don't stomp, so dinosaurs shouldn't either.

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Hunter255
Hunter255

will the dromeosaurus be like the North American relative of the VelociRaptor

whether some dinosaurs have feathers from velociraptors(feathers confirmed by the finds 2007) deinocheirus (feathers confirmed pigott) because early dromaeosaurids depicted as curves scaly lizard on its hind legs

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guegh Creator
guegh

I'll go off common sense when there's no fossil evidence. Tyrannosaurus probably didn't keep its feather into adulthood, but the smaller tyrannosaurs probably did. I'll definitely try to include quills on cerotopsians, and dromaeosaurs will be very fuzzy. The more birdlike a dinosaur, the more likely I reckon it had feathers.

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quiambaoceasar
quiambaoceasar

When do you think the mod is gonna be out?

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guegh Creator
guegh

I'll most likely be done with the vanilla dinos in a week or two. The new dinos, however, will probably not be done for a while.

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TyranoGIGArexACRO
TyranoGIGArexACRO

this looks interesting :) are the dinosaurs going to be modelled accurately to the real life animals ? or more Jurassic park styled?

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guegh Creator
guegh

I’m gonna try to stick to real life where I can, hence the accurately scaled dilophosaurus and allosaurus. I like the original three films but I’m not at all interested in making this a Jurassic World mod or anything.

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TyranoGIGArexACRO
TyranoGIGArexACRO

Ahh that is really cool :) are you going to be using Franoys skeleton reconstructions for reference ? only suggesting his work because it is probably the most accurate you can get.

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