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Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:18 pm
by b_o
DinkyDyeAussie wrote: Resizing the Wolf-rider graphics is most likely the only way (without recreating them), to get them in the game. All the units that aren't in Wargus/Warcraft 2 are going to have to be recreated/heavily modified.
when you say 'recreated' are you talking about code? or just the graphics?
The green slime resizes fairly well with hqx, both the sprite and the icon...

I'd like to see what hqx does to the war1 tilesets.. I've only ever been able to see the war1 forest tileset as a tileset, since the old war1 map editor accessed it.

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:14 pm
by DinkyDyeAussie
If you want map shots with the other tilesets, I made renders of each and every orc and human campaign map - all forest/swamp/mine tileset, I'm still trying to workout what size the maps are - I'm sure they're at least 128x128, but they might even be 256x256, but that could be because of the low resolution of the game - 320x240, compared to 640x480 for Warcraft 2, where a 128x128 map would essentially be the same size as a 256x256 size map in Warcraft 1.

Looking at the renders of the whole maps and comparing the unit sizes to the rest of the map - thats the way I'm working it out anyway.

On the topic of recreating the assests - it would probably be just the graphics, and then we could use code from a war 2 unit that's not in the first one for the code...IDK, it's an idea.

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:04 pm
by DinkyDyeAussie
Freecraft has a faily generic looking catapult in it. It looks like a modified warcraft 2 orc catapult but doesn't have all the spikes on it. we could use that for this mod.

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:08 am
by b_o
DinkyDyeAussie wrote:Freecraft has a faily generic looking catapult in it. It looks like a modified warcraft 2 orc catapult but doesn't have all the spikes on it. we could use that for this mod.
Personally I'd rather modify the war2 one myself rather than use the freecraft 1. But it doesn't matter so much because anyone could pop their own version in relatively easily.

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:49 am
by DinkyDyeAussie
I did some photoshop work this morning on the Orc Interface for War1gus. I've done all resolutions for wargus. Tell me what you think.
War1Interface.png
Warcraft 1 Orc Wood Interface for War1gus/Wargus
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Just finished a test version of the Human interface - only did the 640x480 resolution to see what it looks like. Looks good to me, but what do you guys think?
War1InterfaceHuman.png
Beta Human interface for War1gus/Wargus
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Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 7:25 pm
by Kyran
Good job! I like where you're heading with the Human Interface.

I think the lighter areas of the Orc Interface (particularly on the right) could use some darker colouring.

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 5:37 am
by DinkyDyeAussie
Thanks man :)

I think the orc interface as a whole could be alot darker, like it is in war 1 - I'll work on that today if I can. With the human interface I took a screenshot in DOSBox and opened it up and used the colour sampler in Photoshop to get the light and dark colours used in the marble effect in the original game, then used those two colours and created the marble for the new interface.

So yeah, I am happy with them, but yeah I'll work on the orc one and make it darker.

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:54 am
by Big Daddy
How's this... coming along?

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:58 am
by DinkyDyeAussie
Haven't worked on the interface for a while Dig Daddy, been busy mucking around with code to try and make infopanel.png work properly - no luck. I will be getting around to finishing these interfaces off. I've also thought about remaking the building and unit assests in 3d so the game can be higher quality. That will neccessitate me having to learn character modelling, which shouldn't be too hard.

Re: Wargus Warcraft 1 Recreation

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:07 pm
by DinkyDyeAussie
Here is another new interface I worked on this afternoon. Felt like it took forever, but I really think I got the look down this time around with the darkness of the wood texture. I love this new version, please let me know what you think too :)
War1Shot.png
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