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Noxstant

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#1 10 years ago

Well, this is one of the ideas I have had inside my head for quite some time now. I am an extreme fan of the halo secondary story line, books comics, etc. Here is my proposal : create campaign or custom maps based on the novels, the halo storyline itself, and everthing in the halo universe after Contact Harvest. This is not something I am proposing to work on today, as I still have other modding projects to complete. I am posting this to weight the reaction of fellow modders on filefront. We can do what other have tried and failed : create a mod that is one that resonates with the campaign we all are obsessed with. Right now, the map, storyline, my texturing skills, and the overall compilation are no hassle. But I could seriously use help with models and animations. Most prominently animations, considering the modding of the normal Halo campaign cutscene animations. I can already tell what some of you are thinking :" OMG this is Noxstant's respawn of the Forerunner project and it is also doomed to fail!" I can say this without a doubt : this team will be basing our mods onto "gaps" or existing non interactive storylines. Perhaps even a Covenant campaign. Since I need to finish my contributions to RMT and the Devmodding contest, a specific site for this (If I make one, will most likely occur near the end of the year) If you are interested please say so. If not, please keep your flaming to yourself. And remember, this is an IDEA to satisfy the campaignly skilled.




doompig444

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#2 10 years ago

Every single attempt at that has failed. We used to have a First Strike campaign going. Guess what page it shows up on when you browse the forums.

But if you insist, I can help with models. Oh, and I'm pretty sure most of you have no idea how to make an SP script anyways, so I suppose me and/or Wolf Grave will have to do those.




Seanthelawn

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#3 10 years ago

I have moderate scripting experience, so I could be of help (if I have time, no guarantees).

I also have 3ds max 8, but my modelling skills are pretty crappy. Even so, if you give me simple things to model, I could probably try it.

EDIT: Just so we understand my low level of modelling skill, here's the one thing I've ever even attempted to model. It's the rebel blaster rifle from Star Wars Battlefront 2, and honestly, I could not get a good reference picture.

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I know it's boxy and lacks detail, etc. Battlefront doesn't use detailed models though, and as I already said, my reference pics sucked.

EDIT 2: Now that I think of it, PM me with ways I could try to improve this. (Not trying to jack the thread)




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#4 10 years ago
doompig444;4595076Every single attempt at that has failed. We used to have a First Strike campaign going. Guess what page it shows up on when you browse the forums.

:lookaround:

I'd be willing to help with BSPs and such.




Noxstant

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#5 10 years ago

So, it looks like the overall response is positive. That was expected, considering that this concept is yearned by almost all of the Hard Core halo fans.Yes, doompig, missing.string, and Sean you can be part of the team. Since you all are adamant about it, I will get a site set up soon so we can discuss things.doompig, Sean, for the novel mods we will making only a few models considering the mods are based on the Halo Universe, but the novel models will need to be well crafted.3 custom models we will be adding : Fenris Warheads, Lotus anti - tank mine, and possibly sentinels.Any other novel models you would like to add?We still need a few very good animators though, but that is about it. Right now I am considering what concept to start with.Should we start with the Fall of Reach and go up from there? Should we make a Covenant Campaign? Or, should we jump to the better novels, such as Ghosts of Onyx and First Strike?




Seanthelawn

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#6 10 years ago

I've read the books but I don't really remember them. In my opinion, let's start with the Fall of Reach or Contact Harvest, because those plots happen first in the Halo universe.




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#7 10 years ago
Noxstant;4597084I will get a site set up soon so we can discuss things.

I have a load of (not hosted at home anymore) webspace. Want me to webmaster the project?




doompig444

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#8 10 years ago

We'll need more other models, like all those random stripped-down Assault Rifles, and maybe Mark IV armor.

Heavy modding will be needed, to get rid of shields. Another idea is how they had all those weird bullets. AP rounds, shredder rounds, etc.

Uh... Spartans as teammates, of course. That's about it.




Seanthelawn

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#9 10 years ago
Heavy modding will be needed, to get rid of shields.

That shouldn't be too hard. We'll just need to edit the hud and globals.

Another idea is how they had all those weird bullets. AP rounds, shredder rounds, etc.

I'm sure we don't have to go that in-depth with the storyline.

Uh... Spartans as teammates, of course. That's about it.

I agree.

Also, we might need new FP arms if we do a few maps for Contact Harvest, because there aren't any Spartans in that book. We could probably just use the normal marine arms, but someone will have to animate them. (Not it!)




Zoxin

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#10 10 years ago

If you'd like noxstant, we could put this concept onto a whole other section on the rmt-zap forums.

Then there's the option of me maybe making the site for you.

Then of course, there's the option of carto hosting it, which may give us some more possibilities.

I'm looking into learning how to use gmax, so I could maybe help in the future.

EDIT: You didn't exactly state what HCMT stands for xD