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Old 02-08-2016, 07:00 PM
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about a month ago i tore a ribcage muscle and damaged disc / nerves in my back. long story, i'm getting better, but i'm not sure what the rebooted site needs at this point.

anything i could contribute at this point?


1) donation

2) grunt work shiva had mentioned

3) more presence

4) spreading word about the site?



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You get well, Mr. Nicholas. Dirty shame.
Any word from the doctors?
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Get well soon. Lots of grunt work on my end,

1. Making UV Maps for primitive graphics, (so I don't have to take 3 months trying to learn enough about Blender to do so) even if it's just basic, I can always use photoshop to redo the textures. (something missing from FP as well, the basic sphere mapping in VP just isn't doing the job, so a proper texture map of the models would be far more suitable.)

2. finding usable code and as many examples for primitives like flippers, bumpers etc. I've already dipped into my archives and found a few things, but it's tough to find stuff even with google. I'm working on custom table lighting effects as well (roughed in now actually) so stuff like that. (couldn't find any? No one has done it maybe?)

3 I may redo the voices as well, a lot of stuff that I wanted were never done, as studio time was limited, so I only got about a 1/3 of the voices, and I had to cut out bits and repaste them to get more. The original idea was to have a female voice and a secondary voice (cavern slave voice) as well, just no voice actors available. To be honest, I always felt the voices were a bit cheesy, and I wanted them to be pure evil.

This is way down the road though.

4. Knowledge stuff. I haven't really done anything in VP in over 7 years now. I'm really behind the times, so there is a lot of stuff I need to relearn, even on simple things to others (reason I am not touching VPX, just way to complicated and I don't want to be spending years on this just trying to figure out everything, especially since it's all scattered all over the place. VP9.9.2 is hard enough as it is)

As I move along, I will ask for help in my thread if I get stuck, or are preparing for the next stage of the process)
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Sorry to hear about that Ike, I've had back and nerve problems in the past and feel for ya.

By far the biggest help we are going to need is #2, grunt work with the downloads section, all of the physical files that were in the old UpDownload section have been imported. I was getting ready to compare the new program with a different one when the missing attachment debacle had to be remedied and it cost us a week or two. I'm close to getting the other program installed (might be a day or two) and then we can compare them. When we decide on a program, information about individual downloads will be need to be added into the database with screenshots, etc.

Anyone would be able to help with this and I previously compiled some tentative instructions. I'll post a plea for help when the time arrives.
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@sleepy,
my name is "ike." pleased to meet you.
doc's appt isn't for a couple months. i was *this close* to going to the ER, but progress has been just enough to persuade me to save the bucks for now. naturally i am listening to my body, being very careful, and doing everything i can to improve the situation.


@shiva,
bravo, sir. sounds interesting but a bit intensive.
btw i'm pretty good with impressions, singing and voices. do you have some ideas about what kind of voice you wanted for the secondary male voice? (i suppose i could just check out the original trigon to get a feel for that)


@jon,
okay, i'll await your plea. thanks for all the kickassery on updates and stuff for the site.
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Not sure yet, there is still more corrections before I add new graphics, so I want to match the voices to the graphics to help tie the table together. I figure the main pf will take 2 to 3 more months if I don't keep changing my mind.

Actually, a voice processor should do it for FX, I can record at home, but my son is 17 and addicted to games and skype, so I never have the quiet. Maybe I should just kick him out of the house when he turns 18.

Mind you, there may be a lot of screaming involved if I re-record the Trigon voice, that might piss off the neighbors.
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About Trigon, the first time you asked for voice actors, I thought about using a downward pitch shift; a "female-to-male" using a male voice. There is also the possibility of low understated evil voices, like the mutant sons in the "Hills Have Eyes" (2006) reboot when they capture the Father at the gas station (bad movie...has moments). Or a "Trigon-in-Defeat" clip.
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