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Black Pearl and QAR Progress

Discussion in 'Ship Modeling' started by Armada, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Armada

    Armada Sea Dog Staff Member Administrator Project Manager 3D Artist Storm Modder

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    Ahoy mateys, I just thought I'd let you know these ships aren't sitting on a shelf gathering dust; they're nearly ready for release! :dance
    Bonjourmonami sent me the Maya files via e-mail, so the final stages now are: texture improvement, exporting the whole ship, and making the walk files.

    However, I've hit a snag with the export process, since I can't seem to get the whole lot exported properly.
    All I get is the hull, with no locators, and no obvious errors along with it. It's got me stumped, but I'm sure there's a way around it.

    Once that's overcome, and everything is finished, I'll release the ships in this thread and on ModDB.
    Not much longer to wait, now! ;)

    EDIT 16/05/2012: Both ships are finished and are now included in the latest version of Build 14 (Beta 2.1) for PotC. :keith
    Images of the ships can be found below:
    New film-accurate Black Pearl- http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons/images/new-movie-accurate-black-pearl2#imagebox
    Cursed version of the Black Pearl, featuring a fog trail*- http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons/images/curse-of-the-black-pearl1#imagebox
    The Wicked Wench (the Black Pearl's appearance before the curse)- http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons/images/the-wicked-wench-reboot2#imagebox
    The Queen Anne's Revenge- http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons/images/the-queen-annes-revenge-is-finished3#imagebox
    The Revenge using Greek Fire*- http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons/images/mutineers-hang#imagebox

    *Please note, the special abilities are currently exclusive to Build 14 Beta 2.1 and have NOT yet been developed for any other mod versions, including Gentlemen of Fortune for CoAS.
    Also, you do NOT need to download the separate files if you already have Build 14 Beta 2.1.
    The files are NOT directly compatible with any previous versions of the Build Mod.
     
  2. glogoglo

    glogoglo Landlubber

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    man thats greate
    can you contact with mme when you have it please?
     
  3. glogoglo

    glogoglo Landlubber

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    hows your progress man?
     
  4. Armada

    Armada Sea Dog Staff Member Administrator Project Manager 3D Artist Storm Modder

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    I meant to say this earlier, but anyway, Bonjourmonami has sent me the GM files, so I can at least test the ships in the game.
    I'm checking the Black Pearl first, and will upload a first version later for people to have straight away. ;)

    The QAR will take a little longer, plus the fact that it needs some coding done to get it in the game.
     
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    greate man
    good job
    you guys are gods of ship models
     
  6. FKWOLF555

    FKWOLF555 Sailor Storm Modder

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    updates?? :will
     
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    glogoglo Landlubber

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    hey man,any new?
    do you know something about this video??
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2A0JUVfuao
    it looks like they are finished man or is fake
     
  8. bonjourmonami

    bonjourmonami Master Mariner Storm Modeller Storm Modder

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    the models are finished. Armada is fixing the walkfiles so that the crews don't walk in the air. I don't know how to do that coding so I asked Armada for help and he agreed to do the walkfiles for me.
     
  9. Armada

    Armada Sea Dog Staff Member Administrator Project Manager 3D Artist Storm Modder

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    @ Glogoglo and FKWOLF, that video was posted by the modeller himself to show the ships in action during testing.
    They are ready for use in the game, but the ships still need new crew walk files (which make the crew walk around on deck at sea).
    The QAR also needs to have its stats (like hull strength, number of crew, cargo capacity, speed etc) made before it's release worthy.

    If you really want the ships that badly, I can upload the models with preliminary code (but not the walk files; they're not done yet).
    However, doing it this way will mean you'll have to add the code yourself by following some instructions I'll give you. Are you up for that? ;)
     
  10. glogoglo

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    man
    it looks dificult and inthe video the crew doesnt look very good
    so i maybe wait you to upload the walk files,the model,etc
    im just a begginer and i tought tah if you give me the model and texture files ive could play it on my aop:caribbean tales by changing the name of the ship model
    ex.:QAR_mast1.gm to frigate_mast1.gm
    so that for any file
    and put the textures on the frigate file on HULL1,2,3
    but if you say that is better to wait until you have the walk files.........ok man
    no problem
    anyway thx :onya :keith
    your doing a verry good job :onya :cheers :cheeky
    may i try help with something,ofcourse if you want to send me yhe files and give me instructions :cheeky :keith
     
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    Armada thank you for the opportunity, I accept your proposal, if you give me instructions on how to do this, I think I know how, but it would be better to give me instructions to make sure that it will work, just send me the files, I put the codes. :onya
    It is a great honor to help finish the ships. :bow
     
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    I do not need instructions, I know what I do, the stats it's easy for me to create, and I have textures of the QAR I used in a job, I need only the model and the initial textures, for I start work on the QAR. I accept your offer too, Please Armada send to me the files. I'm sorry for my english, I'm not English...
     
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    Armada you will use my texture sails in the new pearl? because mine are more black, and in this case more faithful to the movie.
     
  14. Armada

    Armada Sea Dog Staff Member Administrator Project Manager 3D Artist Storm Modder

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    OK mateys, the files are now available to those interested: Black Pearl; Queen Anne's Revenge

    Here's how to install them:
    1. Make a back-up of the current Black Pearl model folder (RESOURCE/MODELS/Ships/Blackpearl), and ships code file (PROGRAM/Ships/ships_init.c).
    2. Extract the 'RESOURCE' folder to your PotC game directory, and allow it to overwrite all the files.
    3. Install the code updates for each ship (see below).
    4. Start the game, load a savegame (or start a new game), and press F11 for the changes to take effect. You can find the new ships in Vanderdecken's shipyard (they're fairly expensive).
    For the Black Pearl code updates
    Open PROGRAM/Ships/ships_init.c in a text editor such as Notepad, and find the line:
    Code:
    refShip.Name				= "BlackPearl";
    
    There should be three occurrences of this line. For each one, scroll down slightly until you find:

    This line:
    Code:
    refShip.Walk				= "BlackPearl";
    
    Delete 'BlackPearl', but keep the quotation marks (" ").

    And this line:
    Code:
    refShip.WaterLine			= 0.3;
    
    Change 0.3 to -0.7, and save the file.

    For the QAR code
    Open PROGRAM/Ships/ships_init.c in a text editor such as Notepad.
    Then, open 'Ships_init_ENTRY.txt' which came with the model files, and copy its entire contents.
    Paste the contents into ships_init.c, just above this line:
    Code:
    //---DO NOT ADD BELOW THIS LINE---
    
    Save the file.

    The code for the QAR is just a rough draft, and will probably be updated for the final release in the next patch.
    I've adjusted the code so that the ships won't use flying crew on deck, so they have no crew for the moment.
    Feel free to improve the textures or rigging if you see fit. If anyone can come up with some really film-accurate textures, be sure to send them to me for the next patch! :onya


    Not a problem mate. In fact, there are many members here who aren't English but still speak it extremely well; that includes you. ;)

    I didn't realise you made a new sail texture. Is yours for the cursed or uncursed Pearl?
     
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    does it work for aop-caribbean tales??
     
  16. Armada

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    The code I posted is for the latest version of Build 14 for PotC; I should have mentioned that earlier. :facepalm
    They probably won't work for AoP yet (unless you replace some other ships), so you'll need to ask one of the AoP modders to add the code for you.
     
  17. glogoglo

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    can you request me some body
    oh and i dont remember if i asked you this:
    in potc,when i want to start a new game,it crashes.......ive instaled normaly with 2 disk with deamon tools lite and deleted it and re-instal it but nothink
    oh and ive downlaod the build 14 full and build 14 beta patch 6 and still crashes
    plz help
    cuz on potc looks better and its easyer
    sorry for bad english if so
     
  18. FKWOLF555

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    Armada, yes I created a new texture, take a look. ;)
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/semttulooj.jpg
     
  19. Armada

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    Have a look around this forum and you'll get an idea of who can help you. I don't want to recommend someone, since they might be too busy to help. :shrug

    Oh, and about your technical problem, the place to ask about it is this sub-forum.

    FKWOLF, have you seen our current patched sail texture for the Black Pearl (like in this image)?
     
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    yes, but why? :shrug
     

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