Hi Petike, thanks for your appreciations and your suggestion. I'm all for making small and reusable ships to populate TDM's docks and canals with, and my old statement still holds true:
These ships are enjoyable to make so I'd like to do a few more different types for fun. Maybe some small reusable ships for harbours, but I'm open to literally any suggestions
It's been a while since my last ship, and a lot more work goes into them since I make them fully game-ready, with variants and scale models now, so this one took some time to bring to completion.
So here's TDM's next ship, the yacht. As a one-master it's the smallest ship I've made so far, featuring a cabin and a small hold for supplies. This is a ship you'd mainly see in coastal waters or in canals, but I reckon it'd be sturdy enough to make a longer voyage across an ocean. Overall it's geared more towards personal transport than carrying large amounts of cargo.
It's made in the same weathered style and to the same specifications as my previous ship, so again there's a moored, sailing, accessible and closed variant as well as an example interior furnishing for a total of 5 prefabs, as well as a 1:30 model.
This goes together with a rework of the previously released ketch, which I've renamed to brig as it's a more suitable name for a ship of this size. Most notable is that I took advantage of DR's new exporter to recreate the scale model with more details, while at the same time trimming down to fewer tris than before, far fewer materials and making a better shadowmesh as well as a model stand. The lifesize version has also seen some improvements, such as new hull ladders and the use of shadowcaulk.
I did actually block out several different ship hulls. The cog wasn't easy to get to look proportionate because of the blackjack's ceiling height requirement, so I ended up turning that into an indiaman with 2+1 decks (80% the size of a galleon). In the end I felt most inspired to carry this one-master to completion, which is another niche that hasn't been filled yet in TDM's fleet.
Weathered Ships - with test map
- Both ships, the brig (formerly ketch) and yacht, are now in the same download.
- The test map can be started like a normal mission.
- The prefabs do not need to be included in your mission.
Edited by Dragofer, 30 May 2018 - 01:41 PM.