Here's another brief WIP video. I added crouch jumping and reduced fall damage. I also started working on animations, but the one's I have so far are more a placeholder and aren't much to look at. Recharging energy, receiving damage, and switching vision modes all trigger their own animations and the code for each is working perfectly.
Cooooold this is AWESOME i loved the night vision animation, and the addition of crouch jump such as fall damage are nice too, most for giving the mod a base for future improvement. I just think that for the blood animation you should get like three or so more different images, for this not get too false when you are receiving repeatedly damage, giving a more "random blood splits" effectt, but the rest is really good, loved it, keep working guy (:
yaaaay a log, now i'll never more annoy you about news XD hm, about the evolution system, I dont know, but thinking on the predator culture itself being all tribalist and ritualistic it could be like a initiation ritual, like if you would have a "chief" hunter that would tell you to do things like choose/craft your first wristblades, go hunt your first prey, things like that but a bit generalistic, like without telling you What to kill or Where to find resources, so that you can define your own character. I not sure about this, its late here and im at my bed typing (sleep's knocking over here) but its just an idea, anyway, keep doing your good work, your "friend" and supporter, dinok
Yes, im certainly sleeping, how the hell do I intend you to add mobs and a dialog system?? ok forget about that (or recycle the idea) but I just thought about another way. Well, I know that everybody thinks that AvP sucks, and I cant disagree, but, that pyramid and all of its vibe really worked for me. I mean, it REALLy matchs with the predator culture. So, I thought that, when you start the game, u get out of your village/spaceship for begining ur initiation ritual. The first part is to find a pyramid. A HUGE pyramid (pre defined and spawned) with stone tables that contain ur instructions, and obviously some awesome decoration like vines, statues and images, and, i dont know the ritual itself could involve killing a prey and bring its drop to a sacrificial room or so, and depending on the drop u put on this device, it will give you a certain weapon (a wrist blade to begin), but, for really customize all your equipment it gets a little complicated, i dont know how this could be done. There could be more instructions after this first kill, and more rooms into the pyramid, like tests or so, that... oh, my brain stopped, i cant think more than this. Anyway, stay with what u like, good luck!
ok, this is the second attempt to make a suggestion list, as the first SIMPLY GOT DELETED BY MY COMPUTER. ok, there it goes:
*At the start (SSP) u would have a spaceship/village
*There would be a pyramid with stonetables, statues, designed for initiation rituals
*more mobs to get trophies from, also they would drop special items for crafting weapons
*Your ship/village would have a trophie room where u can expose your gear, a crafting-predatorish-table, a cryo lab (bed
*Sounds for ur predator (growls, snarlings, clickings) and a roar button (THAT would be awesome)
*A way to customize your gear by attaching trophies to it (each kind of trophie would be attached to a specific armor/weapon)
*The trophies u can get from a mob would be: skulls, tails, spines, claws, teeth, mandibles
Diferent modes of game for SMP: Lone hunter (u vs. some humans) Hunter pack (3 predators vs. some humans) Trophie Collector (predators competing on a planet without humans to see who gets more and more valuable trophies) Clan war (predator clans fighting to death) HUnt preserve (predator clans, humans, agressive mobs, u know where this lead to)
*Death Match: if a predator and a human are the only survivors, and the human is unnarmed, the predator should take his mask of and fight with his bare hands to death!
*I just thought of something that could be REALLY awesome. If we can get a predator mod sever but name it as a normal server with a building purpose, for example, then the humans would get into the server WITHOUT knowing of the predators. THIS my friend, would be the most reallistic predator experience EVER. it would also be a big troll.
*A alien hiena mob that could be trained just like a dog, for hunting people, but with another way to send it than punching the guy, like giving him a item form that person (this mob would not be very powerfull, but with LOTS of life, to make it balanced. it would do half a heart per attack, and would only be fast at long distances)
*A way to use the upgrade/skilling part would be by choosing to level up in diferent areas, such as strenght, speed, agility, tracking, jumping, vision, taming
*A predator should have a maximum number of weapons, and they would not be all avaiable from the start, it would need trophies to unlock your "weapons-technologic-chests" then making the game more balanced.
*There should be a honor code that all the predators would follow, for making the game longer and more enoyable.
*The code would be like: Only kill armed/dangerous prey. Only kill one prey by -period of time-. Use your most powerfull weapon only one time in the game.
*There should be different skins for each equipment, making it more customizable
*If the only surviving predator is about to lose, he must activate his arm nuclear bomb. If the player achieve to survive, its human victory, if not, its predators.
*Different alien biomes and planets
*Female predators (let the girls play too!)
Hum, thats all the ideas i have for now. every time I get more I'll update this. keep going Cold, Im with you!
Someone recently brought to my attention the possibility of legal issues with this mod. I do not currently have written consent authorizing me to use the intellectual property of Twentieth Century Fox, and I do not want to risk any legal issues at this time. There are several examples of studios suing modders for using their intellectual property and I don't want to risk something like that. So, for the time being, I'm putting this mod on hold. I will be looking into getting permission from Twentieth Century Fox regarding this matter. If I am unable to get the permission I need, then I will have to stop working on this mod altogether. I may or may not be starting another modding project should this be the case.
This looks like an awesome idea and I hope you get permission for it. I see that the idea of being able to customize your predator has been bouncing around and I would like to make a two suggestions:
Suggestion 1: Being able to choose your predator type.(i.e. the jungle predator (from the first movie) or other types from other movies).
Sugestion 2. Being limited to only a cettain amount of gear. I think this would also keep the game fair and realistic as in every movie the predator doesn't have all of his weapons all the time. So therfore you could have one melee weapon (like the wrist blades) and one ranged weapon or something like that. Another gear customization idea is the masks. Each one could have a special ability (like heat vision) and therefore make your predator more customizable.
Another suggestion I have that is unrelated to customization features is adding a third group: The Aliens. As an alien you could start out as a little spidery type thing (sorry dont know the actual name for them) and attach yourself to something like a human, mob, or predator. Then after a certain amount of time you would become your fullsized self and start fighting.
About the thing of asking Twentieth Century, many people have made Predator mods for many other games and no one has said anything to them probably. Now the problem is if you start making money out of this mod then you would probably have a problem because they will definitely want a share because they own it. But if you're just making it for fun and for people to have fun , they probably won't give a ... that.