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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2015, 08:41:29 PM »

Olly you flatter me on that one  Embarrassed
I do want to work on a new campaign but I lack time - rl does not let me to concentrate, -and so far I am kind of stuck. Let me explain why, even though I am not sure it's a right thread for this.

When I edit a particular battle mission, I not only check if every army pops in a right place and time and behaves correctly, but also test the balance: I want missions to be not too easy not too hard, interesting and doable. In order to achieve that, I tweak and shift enemy units force and quantity. Also, it is extremely important to know what regiments are under my control by that mission, what is their strength, approximate experience etc. I decide what spells I set, what artifacts I should give etc etc.
That said, I prefer a certain order in which campaign is being prepared.
1. I decide what my army will look like. That is decided: it will be a wood elf army.
2. I need a set of  12+ elven units, I need to arrange them in order: strongest units shuold not join first, I need to edit WHMTG and set which unit joins before  which mission etc.
3. I make sprites as I can (I am not extremely good at it but still I prepare several myself and also use help of other DO fans and take their sprites if suitable)
4. At this particular campaign I would use 3 brand new maps - even though they may be simple, but it is important to have new maps: it will be a level up.

5. I open B1_01 and make things there. Mission by mission I prepare enemies, add new enemy sprites, edit what can be edited, then test how it looks: bugs, crashes, and mission balance.

So I am stuck at 2-3: I made sprites for 3 units, also took a couple of other fans sprites but it is not sufficient. I need probably 1-2 interesting armies more. I made a few attempts to make more sprites but so far they come out ugly Smiley When I have my army prepared and at least 1 new map (1 new map is important to place sooner rather than later in campaign) I will proceed to preparing battle missions. I hope for Olly's and Illidan's help with these things Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2015, 09:05:14 AM »

I'd be very excited to play a new mods/mini campaings for dark omen. On other side, I do understand quite big limitations of DO engine /editor and it seems logical to move into the other, perhaps, more friendly platform, like that other kickstater project.


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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2015, 10:44:48 AM »

Hello there !
'Been a (long) time I've checked what happened there (no rock throwing please  Embarrassed ). Looks like you made some good progress.
Now here's my question : I stopped trying playing DO because, in half of the multiplayer games/tournaments (using Hamachi) someone would crash, and that was kinda frustrating. Do you still have that problem ?

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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2015, 10:59:39 AM »

Yeah Empyrean Rule is due to come out next year and will become the ideal place for us all to play at the same time multiplayer (Dark Omen Guild). So shall continue modding Dark Omen to bring new armies and maps/campaigns.

Seeing how we generate sprites from Call of Warhammer/The Sundering 3d models, we've made nearly a whole Dark Elves army and Skaven from SOTHR and there are some Wood Elves 3d models to reuse. Must do the new maps this week.

Hi Kypper  - we use GameRanger now that replaced Hamachi, much more stable and so easy to connect with other.

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