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Archon II
10-02-2005, 12:08 AM
I'd like to announce that the M4-78 Restoration project is in full swing, and after 2 months of work we have some work to show for it. We've released our second progress report here (http://www.geocities.com/m4_78/progress_reports_Oct.html)... The report contains a link to an intro movie sample and info regarding how far the team has advanced since we started, such as the completion of the loadscreens (http://host.picturewizard.com/2005-9/414506/Loadscreen2.jpg) and the placement of doors. We are currently still in the process of "tiding up" the modules, so that we can begin to implement the plot, and working on the intro fly-in bink movies. Also have a request for the modding community. We would like any willing artists to draw concept art or figures of what the main characters IS-24, ES-05, Kaah, and M4-78 look like. We also would like any ideas and comments from anyone else about the subject at our threads over on Team Gizka's site (http://forums.team-gizka.org/index.php). Thanks!

10-02-2005, 12:15 AM
Can't wait for it.
Wasn't there anything original for the characters?
Are you going to make new models for the characters, or just choose a concept and use whatever's closest?

Archon II
10-02-2005, 12:25 AM
No models were left by Obsidian, so we will be creating custom models according to the concept we all like best. So, check out the art link over on Team Gizka's site for more details, and send in your art people and it could be chosen! :)

Edit: Here's a link to everything you need to know about the characters: http://forums.team-gizka.org/viewtopic.php?t=641

10-02-2005, 12:29 AM
I'll have to go through it again, I haven't read the source material in a while, but which characters are Droid, Human, Male, Female, etc. or did it even specify?

Darth InSidious
10-02-2005, 07:16 AM
Hey, Archon, is anyone working on 805DRO atm? Cuz I was fiddling with it last night and could probably get ya a working version if I can work out what's wrong with teh script and the trigger for speaking to m478 ;)

10-02-2005, 11:38 AM
well actually man M4-78 is currently a fish.......so untill we make the model for him......or decide what were going to use in his place we havent started on his dialogue yet

however when you say " get us a working version of 805dro" what do you mean?

10-02-2005, 01:16 PM
well actually man M4-78 is currently a fish...

:lol: I'll never forget that particular nasty shock I got when I first explored the M5-78 modules.

The character concept idea sounds like a good plan. However, in what manner do you plan on modeling the characters? I mean, isn't it only possible to modify current in-game models?

Archon II
10-02-2005, 02:56 PM
You just havto keep the skeletons from what I understand... Anyways, here's a new link to the loadscreens due to the fact the other host site is just a pain...


10-02-2005, 03:10 PM

Those are very good. They look super-professional. Great job! :D

Darth InSidious
10-02-2005, 04:38 PM
Umm..by a working version, I meant one with the trigger/script problems fixed, a working module transition back to 802DRO, that kinda thing...

BTW, have you considered simply making the fish holographic? So they're representations of the computers? After all, M4-78, IS-24 and ES-03 are most likely computers, not droids. After all, why would they need to be mobile?

10-02-2005, 04:45 PM
Holographic fish are boring. :p

Darth InSidious
10-02-2005, 04:49 PM
Better than putting a droid in. After all, you wouldn't be able to see it in 805DRO ;)

10-02-2005, 04:52 PM
I dunno. The hologram is a good idea, but a brand new hulking droid would be welcome too.

How about a gigantic holographic human head? It's a bit cliché, but it would be cool to see, it wouldn't need pesky talking animations, and it’s a compromise of both ideas.

Darth InSidious
10-02-2005, 05:15 PM
Yah, but 2 syll's: CLI-CHE ;)

"One being...*many* faces" is soooo two decades ago :xp:

10-03-2005, 04:12 PM
Eh, you're right. But still, of all the forms to take; a fish? I mean, a droid would be kinda lame, but a holo fish would be out of place. And a human head is cliché.

How about a big holographic mask (maybe like the sith masks on Dxun). That would make sense; the sith were on M4-78, so it would take the form of it's masters. I mean, it still follows the guidelines of the whole "human head" concept, but it's not quite as bad. Eh.

10-03-2005, 04:39 PM
sorry guys there will be no holographic fish.....

and actually the reason we are not using holograms at all is because we picture M4-78 and the other ones as droids...not computers...

and besides obsidian left those fish there in the first place as placeholders for the models they were going to create

10-03-2005, 04:42 PM
If you can picture him as a droid, why are you asking us to envision him? It sounds like you've already got a concept in store. I mean, I really have no preference. I'm good with whatever you guys feel comfortable with; just looking for clarification. :)

Darth InSidious
10-03-2005, 06:06 PM
I have to agree on the droid thing ;)
But surely ya need to have something for the Exile to talk to? Talking to a blank area would be rather uncomfortable, after all...

Maybe the computers chose fish cuz they felt it suited them......They do seem to have distinct personalities, after all....

But it's up to you guys anyhow :)

10-04-2005, 01:05 AM
You could try and find a way to suspend a droid from cables, like it's hooked into some computer....kind of a sci fi cliche as well, but usually pretty good lookin:)

Archon II
10-04-2005, 01:23 AM
Yeah, I was thinking that, or either the holographic head... But, whatever, it's what we as a team decide on. I also think that cliches don't really matter in this case, unless you guys have some awsome idea that deviates from the "everyday sci-fi" stuff... :)

10-04-2005, 01:39 AM
What if... the computer/droid was semi-organic, and currently exists as half ghost/half machine permanently bound together???

Archon II
10-04-2005, 01:46 AM
We don't to lean to much towards a General Grevious look alike, since he was semi-organic... As for the half ghost thing, it gave me an idea... I'll get back to you...

10-08-2005, 04:04 AM
@ Archon II and the whole team
you all doing a great job ) and it just looks fabulous and i cant wait to play it when ya all are done. I personally have the artistic ability of a well prolly 5yr old i dunno if i ever got better since 1st grade, so i can only give moral support and wish to give all of that i can.

10-08-2005, 10:46 AM
thanks for your support