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  1. Seeing 16-bit colour in the 2.08 beta made think of the retro aesthetic some games are going for, like Gloomwood. What would Darkmod with a retro aesthetic look like? Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/jqt2trc I used these settings (and one shot with low res for comparison, seta image_downSize "1" seta image_downSizeLimit "64" seta image_downSizeBump "1" seta image_downSizeBumpLimit "64" seta image_downSizeSpecular "1" seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "64" seta image_filter "GL_NEAREST_MIPMAP_NEAREST" seta r_fboColorBits "16" These don't look half-bad and I wonder how much work taking this to fruition would entail? It seems the textures just need to be rescaled consistently and objects and models need to be made more low-poly. Could r_fboColorBits support 8? Maybe I got rose-tinted glasses on but I just think it would be cool
  2. Would it be feasible to set r_fboColorBits to 8?
  3. I think there's two sounds that always seem to be much louder than the rest, the pause menu music (pressing esc while in mission) and the new objective sound. Now, you may argue that they've been normalised (which I doubt) but regardless of that, dark mod is a very quite game. That means that any sudden sound is louder from a psychological point of view. You are tiptoeing quietly in a mansion, you pickup the royal sponge then you hear DUNG! DUNG! DUNNNNNG! It reminds of that time I put my volume up to hear Raoul's performance in Song Of The Caverns only to get blown away by the objective sound As for the pause menu music, I've never heard ambient music in a mission louder than it, it's always louder. I know some are going to disagree and say I'm nitpicking. But CVARs for these would be nice
  4. I feel like Thief got away with not having to worry about this cause the guards are much more blind than in TDM. So the ambient light can be much higher. Also, I meant sufferable Now that I think about it, is it possible to have the lightgem ignore certain light sources? I suppose that would require rendering two of you and would be much slower.
  5. Surprised this hasn't been talked about before. Some mission authors attach a weak blue light to the player to help them see in dark and not have to make the ambient light too bright. But, why not experiment with changing the exposure depending on the level of light on the screen? You should have difficulty in being able to see what's in a dark spot if you're in a well lit room. But in the dark, your eyes should be better at seeing what's in the dark. We don't have to go nuts with adjusting exposure in large amounts like modern AAA games do, but it's just something to make the dark insufferable.
  6. I'm excited for his mission. How big is it compared to behind closed doors?
  7. I see the version on the download page is 4. What sort of updates were made?
  8. This was an enjoyable and great mission. I can see how much attention to detail you poured in. Great lighting. That secret area behind the book shelf was awesome! The guard walking in the water but still hearing me if I made a noise by the loud machines made me wish DM had a sound masking feature that mappers could easily make use of.
  9. This is great! I had a lot of fun. Expert, 1624 / 1886. Did all objectives, I hope Issues
  10. It's going to take a bit of work, but I'll explain how I would approach and solve this. First, you are going to need to know some basic Windows command line knowledge and batch scripting. This is so that you are able to mix and match the various command line tools out there to do what you want and automate it at the same time. Google is your friend, but here's some jumping off points: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-command-prompt-introduction/ https://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~r92092/ref/win32/win32scripting.html You can reuse the knowledge elsewhere, it's very powerful. You do not have to achieve expert status, just be comfortable enough to execute commands and manipulate their output. Think "I want to convert all the PNGs in this folder to jpeg, but also crop and sharpen them". Once you're comfortable with that. There's a number of tools to solve your problem. You are basically wanting to identify text on the page, so that you can see where it is not (the margins). Tesseract is an open source solution for OCR. https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract/wiki/FAQ Once you you identify the bounds of the text, you can thing use another tool to do the cropping. https://imagemagick.org/script/command-line-processing.php Oh, and I suppose your PDFs are full of just images, you can use another tool (like Apache's PDFBox) to extract them (to do the above mentioned) and perhaps make a new PDF if you want. https://pdfbox.apache.org/1.8/commandline.html#extractimages It might not be clear how you can connect these, but learning the basic scripting knowledge will make it clear. Good luck.
  11. Do you have any scripting or programming experience?
  12. Why not interpret the description as markdown? The site can convert it to html and the game can, too; but no train smash if it leaves it as is.
  13. Could someone ask Bikerdude if he would consider re-uploading these vids? I'm sure they are still informative to newbs (like me?)
  14. Lovely little mission. My only criticism is that I strained a bit to hear Olivia (especially by the grave). All volume sliders at max.
  15. What's funny is that the titles and description in the in-game mission downloader don't match what you get in the mission list after downloaded.
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