Jump to content
The Dark Mod Forums

Should I make a screenshot thread?


Noisycricket

  

14 members have voted

  1. 1. Should we have a screenshot thread in the TDM general discussion area?

    • No.
      2
    • Yes.
      11


Recommended Posts

Still thinking. ;) Needs discussing before forming an opinion.

 

Mappers should have the right to choose their own screenshots to avoid spoilers unless it is the title screen or a view right at the start perhaps.

 

It would be helpful for mappers to do this when they release their FM so there are some screens to go up on the Dark Mod download page. I usually can only just grab the title page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Should we have a screenshot thread in the TDM general discussion area?

 

Don't we have one already, the "What are you working on" thread? At least that's where I go when hoping to see something new.

 

 

My Eigenvalue is bigger than your Eigenvalue.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

First voted no; we already have the wip thread. Mappers can show images in there or their own threads.

 

I was going to suggest people put anything they want to show off. Memories from older games, fan missions, upcoming games, other mods, etc. In which case, maybe the Off-topic forum is better.

 

Then saw this, voted yes: why not?

 

Remember, there already exists a silly tdm screenshot thread for funny tdm images.

 

But most importantly:

The main page screenshots should be updated too when we start post more frequent news there. Atm there are more alluring screenies in moddb than on our main page. The main page is The Face and Facade of TDM, not moddb, right?

Clipper

-The mapper's best friend.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought this was about TDM. I read "creating interest" and "drawing in new players". If that's true then I vote yes. If it's about posting anything then no, that's Off-Topic.

 

If there's a thread named "TDM screenshots" then I think I would rather click on that to see what's going on than dig through a WIP thread.

 

The poll is a little unclear.

 

Screenshot: type screenshot followed by desired resolution (eg. screenshot 1920 1080)

Where are the REAL brits?! The one's we have are just brit-ish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But most importantly:

The main page screenshots should be updated too when we start post more frequent news there. Atm there are more alluring screenies in moddb than on our main page. The main page is The Face and Facade of TDM, not moddb, right?

That's also my point of view as regards to spark interest with screenies and other info goodies.

(not speaking about trolls) a forum deepen an experience seeing and sharing people's thoughts (among other things) ... It rarely draw in new people not hooked before.

 

The question isn't distinct as ocn said: so... not necessarily if you speak about TDM shots for promotion Noisycricket. Also no for released FM's moments. I think these are more easy to find in the belonging FM thread. but of course yeah if it's about off-topic chatter for of any other screenies. :)

"To rush is without doubt the most important enemy of joy" ~ Thieves Saying

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You can do it, but I don't know if it would practically last long unless there were a single person doing it themselves; then it'd be good as long as they weren't too spoilerish.

 

Screenshots are good for depositories, like Dark Fate, when you have a guy like clearing that wants to archive literally everything (I believe he has Dark Mod missions too).

 

The best thread for screenshots at TTLG is the "Name the FM" thread because there's incentive for everyone to contribute screenshots to keep the game going. But that works because there are so many of them and we have a ways to go.

What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you but I know that it's mine.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Except that's not for screenshots of released missions, so they don't represent the finished FM, aren't as polished, and are usually self-selected (rather than player selected). I think that was his point.

What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you but I know that it's mine.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not until we discuss it, jdude. And. I. mean. thoroughly. This is a very very critical decision that CANNOT be aborted once the wheels are out of the barn. So run it up the sailpolethingy and then set fire to abandon while maintaning caution.

 

I await your feedback before we proceed with the pole of the polling of the pollsters -- politely, of course.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I kinda lost interest there for awhile since i didn't want to take any of the spotlight off the "what are you working on" thread, but i think that can be remedied by putting a link in the first lines of the screenshot thread.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought this was about TDM. I read "creating interest" and "drawing in new players". If that's true then I vote yes. If it's about posting anything then no, that's Off-Topic.

 

If there's a thread named "TDM screenshots" then I think I would rather click on that to see what's going on than dig through a WIP thread.

 

The poll is a little unclear.

 

Screenshot: type screenshot followed by desired resolution (eg. screenshot 1920 1080)

 

Or better yet type:

 

bind F12 sreenshot <width> <height>

 

That way you only have to hit F12.

I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's also my point of view as regards to spark interest with screenies and other info goodies.

(not speaking about trolls) a forum deepen an experience seeing and sharing people's thoughts (among other things) ... It rarely draw in new people not hooked before.

 

The question isn't distinct as ocn said: so... not necessarily if you speak about TDM shots for promotion Noisycricket. Also no for released FM's moments. I think these are more easy to find in the belonging FM thread. but of course yeah if it's about off-topic chatter for of any other screenies. :)

 

Yeah I've already given hundreds of excellent quality screenshots for Moddb so those for sure should be on our site.

I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How about a teaser/Trailer thread? Made this short one for my own, though it's nowhere near finished. But just to give you an idea of what I mean. Ideally it would give away a little more about the story and such. A little voice over, some compelling sequences, gripping sound effects and music. I'll never understand how to upload a video that'll actually look good on youtube, but I accept that now... almost.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epoQOWltytU

Edited by ocn

Where are the REAL brits?! The one's we have are just brit-ish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's cool. I like how minimal it is. Should say what it's 'coming soon' for though, external viewers may not realize it's for TDM.

 

Good point. I'll fix that.

 

EDIT: Fixed:

Edited by ocn

Where are the REAL brits?! The one's we have are just brit-ish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recent Status Updates

    • MayheM

      Hello, Since this track is originally from TDM,i think it's better to ask here than TTLG. Do you guys have the full version of this ambient track?
      https://sndup.net/z4ty/
      https://sndup.net/qwhy/
      · 2 replies
    • DeTeEff

      Bachelor Mapping Challenge!
      The girlfriend will be away to her mum's place for almost a week, which means more mapping time for me! I'm planning a speed build. Hope it will go my way
      I'm starting by downloading 2.11. Don't know if I'm going to use any fancy new stuff. Just want to crack those itching map muscles that has gone dry and dead since almost a year's worth of no-mapping
      · 4 replies
    • kano

      The cool part of Canonical's Snap, is that my machine can now ray-trace an entire (simple) scene faster than it takes the web browser to start!
      · 5 replies
    • datiswous

      Fm idea (braindump)
      "Experience the life of a mission builder"
      Esentially there are finnished elements placed somewhere in storage in the game and you have to place them in the correct places, build some walls here and there, add guard routes, give them their correct speech lines, etc. Decorate the places.. all in-game. lots of fun.. 😉
      If you do it right in the end you can play the mission.
      (would be even cooler if a thief-ai could play the mission, making it some kind of tower-defence game)
       
      This first started as an idea for an aquarium builder mission where-in you have to fill an empty aquarium with sand, waterplants, castles water and swimming fish. But above idea is more fun.
       
      · 4 replies
    • JackFarmer

      Dear ChatGPT, What are The Builders in the Dark Mod?
       
      The Builders is a popular game mode in the video game community called "Dark Mod," which is a fan-made tribute to the classic "Thief" series of stealth games. In this game mode, players assume the role of builders who construct structures in a dark and ominous environment while trying to avoid detection by patrolling guards.
      The Builders game mode is unique in that it offers players the opportunity to create and design their own levels using the in-game tools and resources provided. Players can experiment with different building materials, construct intricate traps and puzzles, and create their own unique gameplay experiences.
      While The Builders game mode is not an official part of the Dark Mod, it has become one of the most popular and well-loved aspects of the game, thanks to its emphasis on creativity, strategy, and stealth.
       
      You guys did not know that, did you?
      · 2 replies
×
×
  • Create New...