Hey guys :cya:, there is something i have thought that JA has been missing for a while now, and that is Predator (Yautja) Weapons. We have Predator models (lots of them) But no predator weapons. it would be cool to have Wristblades (although obviously they would only look right with Dual sabers) and Combisticks, maybe even Glaives, these would be quite simple to do, as they are all static models, although it would be nice to have it so Wristblades and Combisticks actually retract when disabled, and maybe even proper *Shnik* sounds for them. i dont think many of the other weapons would work, with the exception of the spear gun, As the Plasmacaster is shoulder-mounted so would be hell to make look right, the Netgun doesnt actually kill like a gun, the Disc would have to home in TBH and no JA weapon does anything similar to a disc. some of the AVP game weapons might work, like the Energy flechette from Primal hunt and the Pistol, but still none of the really popular classic weapons would work. two other possible Pred weapon that could work is the new Plasmacaster pistol from AVP:R, about the only cool thing in regards to new tech about that movie. also, although this is in none of the pred films, it is in the Expanded universe, the Predator Burner rifles. they actually refer to all firearms as burners, and most Yautja weaponry has been named by Pyode Amedha (humans) but the True military tech of the preds has never been used against humans, and if it was, there wouldnt be anyone there left alive to name them. basically it looks similar to the Plasma pistol from AVP:R but less ornate (i couldnt find any images) and functions like an E-11 (admittedly it fires bolts twice as powerful as the plasmacaster, but it is rapid fire so it would only work well as an E-11) Although only ubergeeks like me know about the more in-depth Stuff about Pred equipment and philosophy, so the stuff shown in the movies would be more popular. I just think that it would be a great addition to the JA mod collection, and if anyone does decide to do any of these, it would be awesome, but if not, what the hell, i tried :)
Post reference pics of what you want. People want to see what they're being asked to make. ;)
oh. yah. lol sorry i guess i just kinda assume everyone has watched the predator films so much that the whole film has been burned into their very eyes like me. Combistick = http://avp.fpp.pl/images/pics/strony/combistick1.jpg AvPGalaxy's Gallery - Last additions/Tusk For the others, These pages show them well. on Wristblades, the longer AVP variety are cooler. For the Glaive image, the second one along from left to right is Preffered. the Ceremonial dagger would be cool too, but remember it may look small what with Preds being huge, but it is actually about halfway between a human Shortsword and longsword. Predator - Weapons AvPGalaxy - Predator 2 Weapons/Equipment AvPGalaxy - AvP Movie Predator Weapons
Search for "katar" on wikipedia. The wristblades were based on a cousin of the katar called the suwayyah. Hope this helps.
thats a cool bit of info mate, very nice.
I made that Combistick once but didn't release it 'cause I used a texture from avp2 and couldn't make a new texture good enough for it. =(
I think that Textures and models ported from AVP2 are actually legal, something mentioned in the AVP2 Ownership agreement. i think that the Predator model on here is Ported from it, and that hasnt been removed. i THINK that i heard that AVP2 stuff is fine to use in mods, but you might wanna look it up.
No, it might not be legal. I could send monolith a letter about it ... we'll see. EDIT:
"(...) u'll find that the end agreement in AVP2 states that u can use their models etc for other games. The author also not only got permission from the AVP2 team, but gave full credit to them."
I'd like to see that with my own eyes =/
YAUTJA! "ckckckckckckckkc" Well I'll be Cetanu himself I'll have a go at making the weapons! Just need a small piece of help though as I would like to know how to replace the saber blade with an un-lit image possibly over riding the orange blade as no one uses that do they? heh heh.
Why'd you need that?