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Ancient Exiles.
#1 Posted: 2017.01.05 17:40  |  Edited by: Talos Vagheitan
Download for Halo 5 Forge. Free on windows: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/store/p/halo-5-forge-bundle/9nblggh4v0fr


Well not quite, but hopefully we can get close.

Halo 5 has a pretty sophisticated level editor. Long story short, we can rebuild all the Dust assets and even maps from scratch if we want to.

I was messing around in the Halo Forge for about an hour this AM and the results are promising. I'll show some screens, they're all works in progress of course and need painting etc. Scales were also eye-balled.

If you're willing to help please let me know.

Once we have the assets and maps complete we can re-create the original Dust experience by editing player traits to reduce jump height to 10%, placing invisible path-blockers all over the map randomly, slowing everybody down, and making sure to all stream 10 Youtube video's at once to create lag.

Add me on XB: Waagenator

Screenshots (All WIP)

Tabletop
http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/tabletop_zpsrwtjnzpj.png.html?sort=3&o=5

A few Covenant assets re-painted green to look Gallente-ish
http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/gallente_zpsvcxk3gfk.png.html?sort=3&o=3

Large Trapezoid
http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/trapezoid_zpsyy7dblpd.png.html?sort=3&o=0

Same
http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/trap_zpsvbenuffv.png.html?sort=3&o=1

Medium Socket
http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/socket_zpsdtm8fl1l.png.html?sort=3&o=2

Pipes
http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/pipes_zps0lw3ep4i.png.html?sort=3&o=4


Volunteers needed.

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#2 Posted: 2017.01.05 17:48
Looks promising...
Still on PS3 tho... ( i'm broke Sad )

Not dead, yet.....

Currently playing the mini-game EvE-Online....

#3 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:02
Don't have an XBONE or Halo 5, but I'd help where I can!

(Former) CPM2 Representative for Dust 514 and Project Nova

Ancient Exiles.
#4 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:17
Aeon Amadi wrote:
Don't have an XBONE or Halo 5, but I'd help where I can!


As an ex-CPM do you have access to any good socket photos for reference? I've scoured google image searches and have resorted to pausing Youtube videos of Dust to remember what these damn things looked like.

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#5 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:22
I think we would be better off if people started a project in UE4 that is directly inspired by dust 514, rather than spending creative energy and wasted time making imitation levels on halo that will only feel like 1/100 like the real thing, and will fundamentally still play and feel like halo 5. Pour your energy in a proper homage or game, in a real game engine. just find a decent programmer or learn blueprint ( unreal's special flow chart code) rather than trying to force halo to be something its not.
Ancient Exiles.
#6 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:29
cmdr dunce wrote:
I think we would be better off if people started a project in UE4 that is directly inspired by dust 514, rather than spending creative energy and wasted time making imitation levels on halo that will only feel like 1/100 like the real thing, and will fundamentally still play and feel like halo 5. Pour your energy in a proper homage or game, in a real game engine. just find a decent programmer or learn blueprint ( unreal's special flow chart code) rather than trying to force halo to be something its not.


The idea isn't necessarily to re-create the original Dust experience 100%.

Rather, just to take advantage of a great set of tools we already have at our disposal to reasonably emulate original Dust. The Halo Forge is actually pretty robust, with scripting support, object welding etc. and a large dedicated community who are constantly uploading new creative things.

Besides, I already spend a lot of time making custom things in this level editor.

Also, I think you really under-estimate how much work is involved in creating a game from scratch. Trying to make a Dust-inspired game from scratch, as a group of rag-tag volunteers, while the professionals are (allegedly) working on the very same thing.... now that would just be silly.

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#7 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:35  |  Edited by: cmdr dunce
Talos Vagheitan wrote:
cmdr dunce wrote:
I think we would be better off if people started a project in UE4 that is directly inspired by dust 514, rather than spending creative energy and wasted time making imitation levels on halo that will only feel like 1/100 like the real thing, and will fundamentally still play and feel like halo 5. Pour your energy in a proper homage or game, in a real game engine. just find a decent programmer or learn blueprint ( unreal's special flow chart code) rather than trying to force halo to be something its not.


The idea isn't necessarily to re-create the original Dust experience 100%.

Rather, just to take advantage of a great set of tools we already have at our disposal to reasonably emulate original Dust. The Halo Forge is actually pretty robust, with scripting support, object welding etc. and a large dedicated community who are constantly uploading new creative things.

Besides, I already spend a lot of time making custom things in this level editor.

Also, I think you really under-estimate how much work is involved in creating a game from scratch. Trying to make a Dust-inspired game from scratch, as a group of rag-tag volunteers, while the professionals are (allegedly) working on the very same thing.... now that would just be silly.


"The idea isn't necessarily to re-create the original Dust experience 100%."

I didn't say you had to, but with halo forge, you probably couldn't even get 10% close.

I'm saying why waste such energy on trying to recreate dust in halo forge when you can do it in UE4 with much better results even if you don't make as good of a game as the original dust?

"now that would just be silly"

trying to recreate dust in Halo is just as silly, if not more...

"Also, I think you really underestimate how much work is involved in creating a game from scratch"

you underestimate the power of rag-tag volunteers. a lot of games came about like this.
Ancient Exiles.
#8 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:35
If you want to help, I've just learned that the Halo 5 forge is in fact FREE for download on windows.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/store/p/halo-5-forge-bundle/9nblggh4v0fr

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#9 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:37
cmdr dunce wrote:
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Opinion notedCool

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#10 Posted: 2017.01.05 18:40
Talos Vagheitan wrote:
cmdr dunce wrote:
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Opinion notedCool


I'm sorry you can't handle criticism.
Ancient Exiles.
#11 Posted: 2017.01.05 19:49  |  Edited by: Talos Vagheitan
Quick update.

In another half hour showing some more promising results.

Here's the container underneath tabletop, with Domination Terminal scripted to be captured by either team and start accumulating score by the team who captures. (WIP CRU in the background)

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/Screenshot-Original_zps71vgwafp.png.html?o=0

Here is the WIP CRU which acts as a spawn point and can be captured by either team. (Spawn volume not visible in game)

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/Screensho123t-Original_zpsmzlyifxg.png.html?o=2

Overall progress shot

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/Screenshot-Original222_zpsc3t0c6bq.png.html?o=1


Editor also capable of custom player loadouts which is cool. So for example at match start you can choose a customized loadout with specific player traits based on the Dust factions

Caldari: Stronger shields, long range weapon, lower armor, grey armor
Amarr: Beam weapon start, gold armor
Min: Faster speed, more shields, higher jump height (lol)
Gal: Slow speed, less shields etc...

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#12 Posted: 2017.01.05 19:56
Talos Vagheitan wrote:
cmdr dunce wrote:
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Opinion notedCool

And summarily dismissed. Pirate

Have fun tinkering.

Yes, I am a Goon. No, I don't care about your spacepolitik.

#13 Posted: 2017.01.05 20:13
DUST is gone. Stop trying to recreate what DUST was. If you want something close to what you experienced with DUST, get with some of the players you used to play DUST with and find out what they are playing. That's likely as close as you are going to get until Project Nova comes out. And if you do do that, you will at least have some friends to move onto Nova with.

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#14 Posted: 2017.01.05 20:31
Moorian Flav wrote:
If you want something close to what you experienced with DUST, get with some of the players you used to play DUST with and find out what they are playing. .


That's a great idea. Why don't you click the link in my signature and join the Dust Steam I created with over 100 members and play some games with us.

Cool

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#15 Posted: 2017.01.05 22:52
Photobucket's loading super slow for me, but what I saw looks pretty neat. I'll probably mention this on this weekend's Biomassed, because it's cool.

Also, I hadn't heard about the Steam group, I'll join up when I get home.

CPM1 Elect. Thanks for all your support. soraya@biomassed.net for ideas, thoughts, and feedback.

Corrosive Synergy
#16 Posted: 2017.01.05 23:00
I see you every week trying to sell another game.
Where can I apply ?
Ancient Exiles.
#17 Posted: 2017.01.05 23:30
DAAAA BEAST wrote:
I see you every week trying to sell another game.
Where can I apply ?



I dunno man, but steam does have a sale right now on a cool sci-fi RTS called Planetary Annihilation: Titans. 85% off!

I couldn't resist. I'll send you my review if you like.

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#18 Posted: 2017.01.06 02:52
Reminds me a bit of the Dust inspired PvE experience I've been working on in SnapMap.

Seems interesting enough, shoot me an email at pokey.dravon@gmail.com with details on what you need.
Ancient Exiles.
#19 Posted: 2017.01.06 19:32
Couple new progress shots.

If anyone wants to download the FREE halo 5 forge tool and help build some sockets you are more than welcome

Alternatively, if you can find good photos of medium/small sockets, installations, MCC's, buildings etc would also be appreciated!

Thanks

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/asdfe_zps6igqgcds.png.html?sort=3&o=0

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/feee_zpswx2zsrm1.png.html?sort=3&o=1

http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/trwaage/media/aws_zpsgcqe7y0b.png.html?sort=3&o=2

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#20 Posted: 2017.01.07 19:08
Talos Vagheitan wrote:
Aeon Amadi wrote:
Don't have an XBONE or Halo 5, but I'd help where I can!


As an ex-CPM do you have access to any good socket photos for reference? I've scoured google image searches and have resorted to pausing Youtube videos of Dust to remember what these damn things looked like.


I'll batphone CCP Logicloop, see what he's got.

(Former) CPM2 Representative for Dust 514 and Project Nova

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