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Fan Mission: The Ravine by Spoonman (17/04/2017)

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#51 NeonsStyle


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:33 AM

You should treat this release as a beta test, then fix anything that's been found then do a full release when it's all perfect. :) 

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#52 Oldjim


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:54 PM

A small way through the mission and it really needed beta testing

One thing puzzles me - what is the rational of having servants/pagans mixed up with skeletons

As others have said the low ambient lighting in the caverns is really annoying and makes navigation very difficult

This is a personal opinion but I don't think the water columns work as they aren't flowing water

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:55 PM

I might be late to the party, but I just finished the mission and although I enjoyed almost every minute it still puzzles me, because - apart from the introduction - there is no context given (no readables in the mission). So I finished the mission, but I am somewhat unsatisfied with the result - what did I just see there? Why?

So, if you consider an update of the mission, please include some readables. Because, you know, it is never about the loot, but always about the story and the involvement.

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#54 AluminumHaste


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:45 AM

For everyone complaining about the ambient being too low.

Open the pk4 file with Winzip, open the .map file with Notepad++ (Notepad will choke on a file over a few megabytes).

Do a search for ambient_world, you'll see this:


// entity 1
"classname" "atdm:ambient_world"
"name" "ambient_world"
"_color" "0.020 0.020 0.020"
"light_center" "0 0 0"
"light_radius" "10944 8672 2688"
"nodiffuse" "0"
"noshadows" "0"
"nospecular" "0"
"origin" "-1376 184 -768"
"parallel" "0"
"texture" "lights/ambientlightnfo"

Change the _color to "0.050 0.050 0.050"


Click File->Save


Winzip will ask if you want to update the archive, click yes.


Wait while Winzip/PowerArchiver rebuilds the archive and you're all set.


It seems like a lot of steps, but it's really not.


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EDIT: I also tried a value of 0.080 and that seems more in line with what I'm used to in most missions. But like the author said, it was done on purpose but that doesn't change the fact that you can modify the map how you want. No DMAP is required with this change.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

Played this last night and now.


Feels like my mind was raped. Ow, yep, It hurt a bit, but I kinda liked it in a perverse manner, in the end. :wub:




Interesting piece of work. I'm glad I played it, even if my mind feels a bit frail afterwards.

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#56 The Dark One

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

I'm with Sotha on this one. I loved this mission for what it was doing, but I was in mild screaming rage by the end of it all so I can't say I liked it. :P



Edited by The Dark One, 19 August 2017 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:30 PM

Spoonman/Level has given me permission to fix the bugs in the mission, so could i be cheeky and ask someone to collate all the bugs please..?

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:42 AM

Spoonman/Level has given me permission to fix the bugs in the mission, so could i be cheeky and ask someone to collate all the bugs please..?

Any takers..?




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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:13 PM




Edited by GEPGUN, 22 January 2018 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:22 AM

Thanks AluminumHaste for the tip on changing the ambient setting. That's pretty cool. You saved this mission for me. I was going to move on to another mission because it was just way too dark. However, changing the ambient to 050 is perfect. I don't like to change my gamma setting just for one mission. Thanks!

Edited by cavador_8, 25 March 2018 - 10:53 AM.

#61 V-Man339


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:46 PM

Routing this mission in all seriousness gave me a headache.

Great work on the nonsense, Spoonman, if you were seeking to make me constantly feel like I was on my back foot you succeeded.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:58 AM


Edited by level, 04 March 2019 - 08:00 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 03:02 PM

I will point out that Ravine is one of my all time favorite TDM mods. Spoonman did a fantastical job with the scope and variety of gameplay areas and supernatural elements. It had a bit of everything and felt like a couple different old style Thief missions all rolled into one. It's one of those TDM missions I can recall nearly everything about.

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