Thursday, August 02, 2018

Cars Development

I'm trying a "new" physics system in my cars, and while I believe I'm getting great results, I'm uncertain about some of the mechanics. For that reason, I've decided to share the latest development version of the new cars cog in the hopes of getting it tested, reviewed and criticized, and I would love to receive some of your own input.

There are currently 10 car models, each with different performances. These are:
- Porsche 911 Carrera
- 80s Toyota Corolla
- Chevrolet Corvette C5
- Ford Probe
- Lamborghini Diablo SV
- Mercedes SL600
- Mercedes CLK-GTR
- Ford Cougar
- McLaren F1
- Renault Clio
Some of these have different colors, which you can change by "activating" the car while crouching.

Controls are mostly the same as in previous versions except for A/D that now changes gears, although engine mechanics are not yet implemented in the latest version.

I recommend you mess with some settings in the car cog, which I've included separately from the Gob for easier access.

Included are also an older version of the cars cog, which doesn't use the new physics system but has very functional engine mechanics with manual transmission; and a long highway-like level with passing traffic cars.

Dropbox link

Requires JK2013 or newer.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

JK: DroidWorks

I don't know if anyone has ever heard of it, but there's a 1998 game released by LucasArts called Star Wars: DroidWorks, which uses the Sith Engine (and in fact, shares some resources, including models and textures with JK).

What's interesting is that this game, unlike JK and MotS, it's not a FPS but a puzzle/learning game which involves the player solving various puzzles of all kinds, most of which have never really been attempted in JK.

With the help of ZED, DroidWorks levels can actually be loaded into JK, and with some extra Cog work, they can be made fully playable (or at least finishable). I'm trying to make it so all levels can be played from start to finish, although I'm pretty sure it can't be released or shared for obvious legal reasons.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ledge Grabbing

I just uploaded a level Cog that allows ledge hanging. You can select up to 10 wall surfaces to make them "grabable". You just need to touch one of these walls and the player will grab it's upper edge. There is also a timer for how long the player will keep hanging before letting go; default is 5 seconds and setting it to 0 will disable it. You can use W/Jump to climb and S/Crouch to let go of the wall/ledge, as well as A/D to move left/right.

The selected surface should be a wall, not a floor! For bests results, the selected surface should be about 0.1 JKUs high.

This doesn't use ghosts and pulses but Touched messages from the selected surfaces instead, so it works pretty much flawlessly, regardless of Mods (except for Hell Raiser's Ledge Hang, certainly).

Keyframes are included.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Negative Accident

After some testing on my newly discovered color effects, it seems that using any value below -0.1 would turn your screen into negative, where -1 would be the perfect negative form. Values between -0.006 and -0.09 would highly saturate colors, where in values near -0.09, colors will also be turning into negative, but not as clear as when the value is set to -1.

> Edit: This effect only works without 3d Acceleration - otherwise, you get a pitch black image. <

Friday, July 30, 2010

Negative Accident

Don't know if anyone has ever seen something like this in JK before, but it's surely the first time I've seen this.
Accidentaly, I've twisted JK's colormap, making it look like a negative image, just using a simple Cog verb: newColorEffect
Apparently, you can mess with this by changing the last parameter to a negative value.
I can't run JK with 3d Accel, so I can't tell if this works on 16bit.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hi

I just uploaded the second version of my "Gunrunners" mod, a simple real-life-style guns mod that I've been working on.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Hi

Got JK back. I'm still without TFW, but no worries, I'm sure I'll find it.
My video card isn't working anymore, so I can only play JK without 3D acceleration. I'll keep modding a smaller project of mine, JK Gunrunners, until I get TFW again.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dark Jedi CMPs

Same as the Mod "Dark Jedi in SP" by The Vertigo, avaible at Massassi.net. I only made some little changes so the CMPs aren't all screwy.

yay!!!

Project #400!