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The Thing arc
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:53:18 pm »
Hi! :) Solarius Scorch once said that it would be arc about "The Thing". Small ideas for speeding up the process. ;)

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 04:11:53 pm »
Centaur from Fallowt will fit as a big monster.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 11:37:00 pm »
Creepy sprites, well done.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 11:39:56 pm »
Well! What can I say:



I planned to do this mission with the Abomination... But now it's not an option, right? :)

The problem however is lack of terrain... I must build some sort of an Antarctic base.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 11:46:30 pm »
Lack of terrain? Doesn't Area 51 have Antarica base missions?  I seem to remember Meridian being unhappy about them being always dark.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 11:50:52 am »
Lack of terrain? Doesn't Area 51 have Antarica base missions?  I seem to remember Meridian being unhappy about them being always dark.

Actually the idea was to use the underwater lab from TFTD, but I will check if something else can be used. Thanks!!

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 03:20:28 pm »
The thigs head. I'm not very good in pixel art. Maybe someone will do better. ::)

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 03:45:04 pm »
Inventory for big thing. I do not know how to make big monsters (4 cells), maybe someone will help?

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 12:18:07 pm »
The dog thing. It is better if it is immobile, with short range distance attack.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 12:26:57 pm »
Another variant of the infected polar explorer.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 02:39:26 pm »
Many thanks for all the resources! I will try to do this as soon as I find some time. (I am really swamped with other bits.)

Inventory for big thing. I do not know how to make big monsters (4 cells), maybe someone will help?

Making sheets for large units is actually even easier than normal units, as you don't need as many sprites, and you work with the entire unit image instead of parts.
Use this simple tool from Falko: http://falkooxc2.pythonanywhere.com/hwpbuild
Select your big unit template (Reaper is probably the most generic for most units), download it, modify, upload back, cut. If you have any trouble please let me know.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 10:30:15 am »
I'm wondering if it's possible to make it so that aliens are not displayed as hostile targets (by the number and on the minimap)? Such an opportunity would be useful for aliens posing as humans.

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 02:02:34 pm »
I'm wondering if it's possible to make it so that aliens are not displayed as hostile targets (by the number and on the minimap)? Such an opportunity would be useful for aliens posing as humans.

Unfortunately no, though it would be cool. On the other hand, it would be another case of GUI betraying the player. ;)

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 02:48:23 am »
Can you do another color on the map for when you aren't sure what side they're on?

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Re: The Thing arc
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 03:43:10 pm »
Can you do another color on the map for when you aren't sure what side they're on?

What do you mean by "you aren't sure"? Like, create a new minimap value (for example white) for certain units?
I guess it would be possible to code (by an actual coder, not a modder), but there are also other issues... Like the indicators in the lower right corner, soldiers stopping upon seeing a hostile unit, etc. So it would be a pretty complex change, and I doubt our coders would want to add this special case to the already long list of requests.
But hey, with this we could also have the Shrubinator. :D (If you don't know what that is, don't ask...)