Ishmael the Inducer's Charming Additions

El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKIISenior
edited October 2016 in Dev Journal
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Don't mind the fancy title, this is just "El Negro's Stuff".

Everything I do for PVKII will be read here. This was actually made for developers and testers only, but then I figured that some other people might want to know.
I won't say ALL I do, mostly because some of the stuff is just minor.

So, a summary of what I do;
Since I'm an "Authorized Creator", I don't have any goals in mind, this is what "Developers" have, so you could consider me as an independent developer I suppose.
My main focus is on textures and anything related to it, especially on Weapons and Characters. Sometimes I get into other textures, such as on maps.
I'm a person who's interested in "innovation", so most of my textures will be about modernization and such. The great example would be at how I made it so ALL weapons have an RTNL texture and use the shader format "VertexLitBeckman". This way, you can see some sexy shine on metal, real-looking gold and even dirt particles on clothing and such.
So, in short, you can say that my main focus is to modernize PVKII's textures, and that's what I do indeed.

Ask me whatever you want, but please don't bring the so-called "Drama" here. I only induce drama, not create it, YOU create it.
Most of this stuff is considered finished, but I can't say if it's "ready for release", that is for the "Public Opinion" to stand about.

My stuff will be ordered by the day, month and year I've done somethin'.

18-10-2016
- Improved crosshairs.
The current crosshairs always disgusted me, but I NEVER got to trying to improve them even though I could from the very start I started playing PVKII. I don't know why I never did it until now.
Here are some comparisons;
"Archer's Crosshair" NEW and OLD
"Sharpshooter's Rifle" NEW and OLD
"Circle Crosshair" (As seen on Sharpshooter's Fancy Flintlock, Skirmisher's Flintlock and Captain's Blunderbuss) NEW and OLD

- Improved Water Splashes.
Came in mind after Felis mentioned them. Apparently, PVKII has its own method to make "water splashes", you step in them and you see the splashes.
I always thought this was something all Source Engine games had, but still.
Problem is, the splashes are incredibly ugly. It's just pure-white.

So for that, I tried to improve it. In the next update, you should see them a lot more subtle and as if they were real, a small "impulse wave" on each step, with the specific water splash itself.

- Re-imagined Crossbow & Bow.
I never really liked the original crossbow and bow, it was very low on details.
So I went ahead and gave it details, such as making wood look like it's used, metal shine like real metal and gold look and shine like real gold.
Then, the wood just didn't fit, so I made it darker and I think it just looks better, it even fits with Archer's gloves as one fellow Beta Tester noticed. (This was not the intention, the "make bow fit with archer's gloves", but I think it's a nice bonus).

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I make mods.
Your soul cannot be saved.
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  • SpirrwellSpirrwell That Guy That Knows Things About a Lot of Things PVKII Team, Authorized Creator
    edited October 2016
    Just gonna post the links to the screenshots for the crossbow, since the links appear to be broken.

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    OLD

    Also I would like to preface that everything is subject to change. I and quite a few other testers don't particularly like the crossbow change, but that's not knocking El Negro's abilities, sometimes things don't fit.

    But hey, if you guys like it then it could remain stock. Or maybe this will make me get on my ass and code an ability to switch skins at will. It kind of reminds me of those dark vs light themes in apps. I usually prefer dark. Could probably make that an option.

    Please share your opinions!
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    MOBO: MSI Z87M GAMING
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K OC'd @ 3.7 GHz
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 11:34AM
    Yes, excuse me, I did forget that I set the new Crossbow preview to be friends-only.
    I've put the "fixed links" in the main post, thanks for it.
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
    Or just use this link; https://www.paypal.me/TheSandhog

  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 11:34AM
    22-10-2016

    Here is a "minor change" that I'm sure you "Minor Details Addicts" will feast your eyes upon;
    - Archer's Crossbow match the ones in the Quiver.
    Has anyone noticed how bland the textures on the arrows were for the Archer's quiver? They weren't even textured at all.
    Well, not anymore. Now they're textured AND look at least 99% exactly like the ones you see on the bow, as well as the arrow itself, be it first-person or third-person.
    Two comparison pictures; ONE and TWO
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 11:34AM
    12-11-2016

    - Heavy Knight's 'Goofy Eyes' begone
    Very sure many of you noticed that the Heavy Knight has goofy eyes, they are pretty much "reverse cross-eyed".
    Well, I've fixed that, you can see it here;
    http://imgur.com/a/HeZVx
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
    Or just use this link; https://www.paypal.me/TheSandhog

  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited November 2016
    22-11-2016

    - Blood Overhaul 3
    During my days becoming a PVKII semi-dev, I wanted to learn the beauty that PVKII could offer, such as RTNL and BloodPass.
    After I learned about BloodPass, I got myself to give it to all weapons and I did. The very first batch was terrible, the second one was not so much of an improvement.
    This time, I think I got the best of it;
    HALBERD, TWO-HANDED SWORD, CAPTAIN CUTLASS, ARMING SWORD.

    As you can see, or as you should see, my intention is now to make the blood look a lot flatter than before while still keeping the "graininess" on it.
    Meanwhile, it has some transparency here and there AND it's a bit more shiny, at least at specific parts, somewhat similar to real life blood itself.
    Also, it's a lot more "brutal" or/and "gory" than before.

    These are just examples, I may re-improve them yet again.
    As for the others, I'm still on it.
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
    Or just use this link; https://www.paypal.me/TheSandhog

  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 11:34AM
    23-11-2016

    - Blood Overhaul 3 (Post 2)
    Knowing many people sure want to know what's new with Bloodpass, I got some more work done;
    MACE, SHORTSWORD, SKIRMISHER'S CUTLASS, HUSCARL'S SWORD, BERSERKER'S SWORD&AXE, BERSERKER'S BIGAXE

    I have not done Sharpshooter's Dagger and Huscarl's Axe, mostly because I see them good as they are already.
    Gestir's Spear is so terrible to texture, and I'm not sure if I should redo for his Langseax or not.
    Other than that, I do intend to redo Gestir's Spear.

    I'm also going to release a "Public Test" of this, but we won't try it in any specific server, it's what I call an Individual Test.
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
    Or just use this link; https://www.paypal.me/TheSandhog

  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited February 2017
    6-1-2017

    - Huscarl's Sword
    Huscarl's Sword was so ugly, it looked like stone when it should have looked like iron.
    http://imgur.com/a/7OzFd
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
    Or just use this link; https://www.paypal.me/TheSandhog

  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 11:34AM
    21-2-2017

    - Bondi, Bondi Weapons & Viking Weapons
    Well, Bondi looked fine but I know I could have done better, and I did...I hope.
    Meanwhile, most of Viking weapons are sooo ugly they needed yet another Overhaul.

    Anyway, all information can be found here; http://imgur.com/a/Dfn3y

    Look at the pictures and the description!
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
    Or just use this link; https://www.paypal.me/TheSandhog

  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 11:34AM
    26-2-2017

    - Berserker's Lil' Axe Overhaul
    The Berserker's Combo Weapons always had some issues; Being way too ugly.
    I can't fix the sword much, although it's fine as it is at least. Yet the axe is disgustingly obvious, it needed a 'Facelift'.

    Now, if you play at a "viewmodel_fov" higher than the default 64 (Unsure if that is the default actually), such as 90, and you did a left-direction block, you'll notice the face is plainly missing.
    But that has been fixed;
    http://imgur.com/a/bNtt1

    BUT this is all thanks to LordBee, I didn't make that face.

    Still, with what LordBee made, I was finally able to make this;
    http://imgur.com/a/Pc5ft

    Yes, the axe was horrendous in third-person, so terrible that back when I was not a Content Creator I begged for the developer to accept my attempted fix, but it was futile (in my end, because it's still disgustingly ugly even if somewhat fitting in first-person).
    And now, finally, I got it right. The texture matches EXACTLY like the one in first-person so there is no consistency issues unlike way, way before.

    The older Axe was actually just a resized "old throwingaxe", something that disappeared when PVKII 2.0 came out, I think. And yes, it has been there ever since.
    Not anymore.
    I make mods.
    Your soul cannot be saved.
    Like my mods and think I deserve something? It's always money, you can pay me up on PayPal using this e-mail; TheSandhog@outlook.com
    Or just use this link; https://www.paypal.me/TheSandhog

  • FencerFencer Senior
    edited 11:34AM
    Why are El Negro and that other guy banned?
    you break all my thing you KILL my family, you knoeckd over my scanner
  • ColonelColonel Finger Lickin' Good PVKII Team
    edited 11:34AM
    Hi please pm us for further info.

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