Update #4 - Forum Competition, New Recruit, Updates Recap, Status Update, Gallery

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ESF :: Update #4 - Forum Competition, New Recruit, Updates Recap, Status Update, Gallery
<p>Welcome to our fourth update! We have a busy agenda for today. We will be discussing the Forum Competition, the New Recruit, an Update Recap, a Status Update, and an image that has been added to the Gallery.<br /><br /><b>Forum Competition</b><br />The Forum Competition has been extended for two more weeks.<br /><br /><b>New Recruit</b><br />This week we had a new member join the team. His name is Zero-SFX. He will be helping Freedom with the audio and music.<br /><br /><b>Updates Recap</b><br />Here is a video of what's been shown in the past 3 weeks.</p>
<p><object width="432" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.moddb.com/media/embed/108026"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.moddb.com/media/embed/108026" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" allowfullscreen="true" width="432" height="340"></embed></object><br /><a href="http://www.moddb.com/mods/earths-special-forces/videos/updates-1-3-recap">Earths Special Forces Mod for Half-Life Updates 1-3 Recap video - Mod DB</a><br /><br /><br /><b>Status Update</b><br />The coders have been hard at work this week. The HUD font has been changed so that it scales properly with the HUD. A major crash bug has been fixed, along with some minor bugs. The Beam Head sizes are now reduced. We have added a new feature to the Power Struggles. If you run out of Ki, you will be able to convert Stamina to Ki so the Power Struggle can last longer.<br /><br /><b>Gallery</b><br />An image has been added to the Models gallery. <a href="http://esf.gamers-desire.de/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&amp;g2_itemId=273">Check it out</a>!</p>

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Song: Muse - Hysteria :p
 
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Forum comp. - why was it extended? i mean it's not the end of the world, but.. dunno lol :p
New recruit - Congrats Zero-SFX, and good luck dude ;)
Updates recap - esf looks awesome with all the new effects!! but i noticed the water does'nt look thesame quality in all maps.. still wip, or it's just me? =x and what about FPS?
Status update - Great to hear that!! i specialy like the stamina to ki in PS idea ;)
and the ginyu force pose is awesome too ^^
keep' em gomming guys!
 
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Its obvious there is a lot of work here from the team, i'm really glad for that, I dont remember geting so many esf updates as I did just now.

Grats Zero-SFX
Sky and water awessome, I hope you guys can also make those water effects on the water that is not reachable "in 2 or 3 maps".
I see the character menu as changed "what happened to the tournament menu?" Both the pictures are cool.
Cloud shadows are the best.

1 thing left to say: ESF team rocks :yes:
 
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well like the song saz


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I WANT IT NOW!
I WANT IT NOW!

realy briliant work guys, and i spoted something, that water is mostlikely a model ;p, thats why on the namek map the crater was filled with "water", but anyway its briliant, awsome work guys, keep em goin!
 

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well like the song saz


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I WANT IT NOW!
I WANT IT NOW!

realy briliant work guys, and i spoted something, that water is mostlikely a model ;p, thats why on the namek map the crater was filled with "water", but anyway its briliant, awsome work guys, keep em goin!
And you used to be a mapper? :cool:

The reason why the crater was filled with water is because the water brush was going through the terrain.
 
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And you used to be a mapper? :cool:

The reason why the crater was filled with water is because the water brush was going through the terrain.
nah dont think so, if it was true than the water in the crater wold be the same as everywhere else
 

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Ah, I didn't realize that until I watched it again.

But I doubt it's a model.
 
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oo i nice to see the news thing are coming to esf.Congrats Zero-SFX.also is good to know forum compe is exten becouse still some modeler new more time.nice screen of ginyu team,great update team like always
 
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To clear it up with the namek islands map thing. Its not a model. Its the water plane. Basically the pixelshader is spanned across the water in the whole area to make the reflection. Thats an error that happened because of that.

So its not actually part of the map or a model. Its part of the code.

As for the selection screen thing. Its a bug. Sometimes the tournament model doesnt show when you are choosing XD
 

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So, where those cloud shadows I saw a few times during the video? Or am I just losing my mind? Or maybe both?
 
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We have added a new feature to the Power Struggles. If you run out of Ki, you will be able to convert Stamina to Ki so the Power Struggle can last longer
Surprised nobody has mentioned this, personally i think its a great feature <3
 
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Status update - Great to hear that!! i specialy like the stamina to ki in PS idea ;)

keep' em gomming guys!
I did :p it's an awesome feature, right now the struggles are way to short
 
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I did :p it's an awesome feature, right now the struggles are way to short
that's not all the stamina stuff done there ar still a lot of stuff to do
 
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I like all of it.....but one small question, what about player reflections??? cause as i see it now only the skybox is reflected
 
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As you see. ONly the skybox is reflected.

Reflecting a not moving image is one thing, but moving things is another. That would drop FPS.
 
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As you see. ONly the skybox is reflected.

Reflecting a not moving image is one thing, but moving things is another. That would drop FPS.
 
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Hello ESF Community,
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Sorry for posting so fast on forums, still in the migrating mode over to ESF. Thanks for your warm welcomes!

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My promise to the Fans on ESF for ESF’s next Release is to bring you some of the best and most High Quality Audio you will ever experience on a DBZ Mod. This time around it won’t just be about new game play and better graphics, the sound is going to get a total make over!

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Company Bio - http://www.moddb.com/groups/zero-sfx

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Just for the lulz, anyone interested could go to 'half-life\esf_openbeta\..' and look in several folder to find some previews for the highdef skyboxes, the bump mapping (which includes the water shaders :O ) or normal maps. Oh and for the cloud shadows.
Just look in the "textures" folder.
 

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