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Fan Mission: The Glenham Tower by Sotha (2010/07/17)


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Poll: The Glenham Tower by Sotha (2010/07/17) Summer FM Vertical Contest Entry (117 member(s) have cast votes)

1. Gameplay: Enjoyment. Fun duration. Smooth flow, ect. Versus Bugs. Frustration, Boredom, framelag

  1. Poor (1 votes [0.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  2. Tolerable (3 votes [2.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  3. Good (20 votes [17.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.09%

  4. Excellent (60 votes [51.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 51.28%

  5. Near Perfect (33 votes [28.21%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.21%

2. Appearance: Vertical use, Visual pleasure, lighting, visual style, deduct bad texturing etc.

  1. Poor (1 votes [0.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  2. Tolerable (2 votes [1.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  3. Good (15 votes [12.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.82%

  4. Excellent (76 votes [64.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.96%

  5. Near Perfect (23 votes [19.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.66%

3. Story & Text: Story. Text. Briefing. Graphic storytelling

  1. Poor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Tolerable (1 votes [0.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  3. Good (26 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  4. Excellent (55 votes [47.01%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.01%

  5. Near Perfect (35 votes [29.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.91%

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#1 Sotha

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:09 AM

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The Glenham Tower is a small/medium sized map in which aspiring thief Thomas Porter sets out retrieve an old book from a derelict tower. Mission was created by me, Sotha and I wish to thank Melan, Fidcal and Bikerdude for playtesting.

After I busted Lark Butternose out of the Old Town Jail (please see mission: The Beleaguered Fence) I hid and waited for Lark to regain consciousness. When he learned how he got out he was quite happy to offer me a significant portion of his share to our loot. After that our business was concluded and we went our separate ways.

I heard Captain Godfrey Knighton was not at all pleased with the events at the Jail and was still looking for the people who robbed him blind. I decided to disappear and move north to a town called Braeden until things calm down in The City.

After looking for work via the usual channels, I was approached by a bookstore owner named Victor De Grenefeld. He offered me a simple and entirely legal task of retrieving a rare old book from a derelict tower.

The Glenham Tower was originally built by a wealthy family to provide a safe and secluded place to reside in the misty Glenham Moor. The family was disgraced by some kind of scandal and the Tower was later bought by a hermit scholar named Lord Morley who moved in with a single servant. Lord Morley, I learned, was doing some kind of research for the Builders.

Some years ago the inhabitants of the tower simply stopped visiting Braeden anymore to buy supplies and food. The tower was found abandoned and sealed. The original residents, in fear of robbers, had installed an indestructible portcullis which was now closed and there was no way to enter the tower. Many have tried to force their way inside, but the portcullis is impenetrable. The windows are also made of this material.

De Grenefeld told me that an skillful acrobat like me could easily climb the exterior of the tower to the top and gain entrance that way. He would pay a nice sum for a rare old book called 'De Vermis Mysteriis,' which he knows is somewhere inside the tower. I could keep all the other goods I find.

The most dangerous thing would be the Tower itself: De Grenefeld told me that the tower is old and structurally unsafe, but I shouldn't worry if I'm careful enough to watch my step. The task sounded simple enough and the pay is extremely good so I agreed to De Grenefeld's offer.

I need to buy some rope arrows and travel to the Glenham Moor. It is nice to do something legal for a change.


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WARNING! There are VISIBLE spoilers in this thread. I do not recommend reading any further until you've played the mission.
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#2 LEGION

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:16 AM

Hey, Im the first!! Downloading... :)

#3 Baddcog

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

I tried, but click DL and a 'free limewire' DL window pops up.
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#4 LEGION

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:29 AM

For me it worked. I just copied the link:

http://download966.m...enham_tower.pk4

#5 Sotha

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:30 AM

View PostBaddcog, on 17 July 2010 - 11:26 AM, said:

I tried, but click DL and a 'free limewire' DL window pops up.

Are you sure you clicked the right place? It works for me, I tested the download.
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#6 Trickster

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:16 PM

 Invalid or Deleted File   The key you provided for file download was invalid. This is usually caused because the file is no longer stored on Mediafire. This occurs when the file is removed by the originating user or Mediafire. 
<br><br>&nbsp;mirrors ?<br><br>Edit: this error occured when cliking link in firefox. However, in Chrome it works. Downloading :-)<br>

Edited by Trickster, 17 July 2010 - 12:19 PM.


#7 id3839315

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:32 PM

View PostLEGION, on 17 July 2010 - 11:16 AM, said:

Hey, I´m the first!! Downloading... :)
Hey, I´m the first!! Playing... :P
Thanks for this great scary mission.
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Edited by id3839315, 18 July 2010 - 06:36 AM.


#8 Baddcog

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:40 PM

Got it. I hate those sites. On the left is a huge DOWNLOAD button, which takes you to the limewire dl.

But in a box with an add is the 'download file' type in really small letters. (well, it seems to change some too on differentclicks. I don't know, it's early lol)
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#9 Sotha

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 01:08 PM

View Postid3839315, on 17 July 2010 - 12:32 PM, said:

Hey, Im the first!! Playing... :P
Thanks for this great scary mission.
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#10 Berny

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

@ id3839315:

Man! don't spoil the picture :( I didn't want to see this before playing :(

EDIT: My gameplay experience

(read only if you played the mission!



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Edited by Berny, 17 July 2010 - 03:08 PM.


#11 Fidcal

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

Congrats on the release Sotha! Now posted over at ttlg. I'll upload it the Dark Mod mirrors soon.

#12 Fidcal

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

I've uploaded this to our two mirrors. There's a technical glitch delaying it appearing on our website but you can download direct from either of these as well as the original link:

http://www.fidcal.co...enham_tower.pk4

http://www.bloodgate...enham_tower.pk4

#13 Sotha

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:07 PM

Many thanks, Fidcal, for your trouble.

I've added the mirror links to the main post.

Now I get to simply lean back and see how the map is received by the community.

Enjoy, everyone! I'm also itching to see other entries for the contest. :D
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#14 Fidcal

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:46 PM

Remember, even if you can't post at ttlg you can still read feedback at http://www.ttlg.com/...l=1#post2002992

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:03 PM

another gameplay question




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#16 Igor bes Thiefer

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:20 PM

Hi, just started the misson but im having technical issues - whenever i quicksave (or do a named save) after i load it the game will suffer an abrupt fall in FPS, and it woudl also freeze/crash often. Things that have made me think this is in fact some kind of glitch is that, among others, rope arrows become unusable to me after i deploy them- and i have been able to "knock" those rafter-like pieces of wood sticking out of the tower with an arrow (is this how it was meant to be?lol) =/ Wonder if im the only one?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:37 PM

Had a taffing good time with this Posted Image and must say that the bar is set high for this contest from the get go Posted Image
NICE JOB Sotha Posted Image
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, so mutch so that I all most dit´n play this gem Posted Image

EDIT: no technical issues for me on this one!

Edited by Nielsen74, 17 July 2010 - 05:42 PM.


#18 shadow_ibix

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:38 PM

View PostIgor bes Thiefer, on 17 July 2010 - 05:20 PM, said:

im having technical issues.. the only one?
Works, quicksave and load fine, rope arrows fine. TDM 1.02.

Berny,
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#19 Berny

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

View Postshadow_ibix, on 17 July 2010 - 05:38 PM, said:

Works, quicksave and load fine, rope arrows fine. TDM 1.02.

Berny,
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yeah, rope arrows and reload works for me too! 



Edited by Berny, 17 July 2010 - 05:48 PM.


#20 nbohr1more

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

Great job Sotha!

I love the creepy atmosphere!
I post the weird stuff, so you don't have to...

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#21 DeathStage_12

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:38 PM

Very well done. Nice story, creepy, nice loot placement. Excellent mission.

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#22 Jesps

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:51 AM

A very good mission. It was a lot bigger than I thought at first.

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#23 Sotha

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 03:35 AM

View PostJesps, on 18 July 2010 - 02:51 AM, said:

A very good mission. It was a lot bigger than I thought at first.

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Well,
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#24 Mr Lemony Fresh

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:28 AM

Very nice mission so far sotha :D like the challenge of getting in :) And you can kill the undead? at least I've chopped him with the sword and he's staying down? oh well, i can't complain, I HATE zombies :D ... that don't die unless you have to do it the difficult way :/

EDIT: Ok, I finished it...

A few problems I'd like to point out:

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The following continues the problem but points out how to destroy the sphere thing :
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Apart from that, the mission was very cool :) All the interior and dungeon and everything looked good, kinda reminded me of an oblivion dungeon :D Good luck in the competition.

Edited by Mr Lemony Fresh, 18 July 2010 - 06:58 AM.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:32 AM

Very nice contest entry. Loved the ramshackle elements of the design !



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Edited by Chiron, 18 July 2010 - 05:32 AM.






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