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Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #297228] Wed, 25 January 2012 15:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Hi Kazuya,

If I would be the corporate executive of bitComposer Games (not in this life and also not in the next!!) I had definitely tried to hire you for doing the faces in Back in Action. In that case they had surely one thing less to worry about. Smile

Well, I'm very happy you are creating these wonderful faces like Beth for our favourite game and I'm absolutely convinced that one day we will see one or more of your reactivated veterans in fact "back in action" (but in JA2! Wink)

Thank you for your (art)work!


Best regards; Schein


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #297353] Fri, 27 January 2012 19:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RoWa21

 
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@Kazuya: Well done Smile


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #297683] Thu, 02 February 2012 21:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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@Kazuya you're a PRO.
Fantastic work!

Im just making an Aim\merc JA1 veterans patch (or Mod) with all the original speech from JA1 DG.

Can i make a request?

Maybe this guy
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/2189/leech.jpg

Or this guy
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3822/rustyd.jpg

Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #297685] Thu, 02 February 2012 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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I wonder what Bud's up to these days.
(Wink.)

Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #297727] Fri, 03 February 2012 09:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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Okay, I put Leech, Rusty and Bud on my "todo"-list, but I'm busy with other projects for now, so don't expect anything soon.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298569] Sat, 11 February 2012 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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@Kazuya
could you do this guys too, please.

I uploaded some MERC veterans to the roster, using your faces.
http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=298288#Post298288
I want to add more of JA DG mercs.

First of all Leech and Rusty.

Bud, friend of Bob and foe of Postie.
http://s018.radikal.ru/i500/1202/01/01e2ba7da81e.jpg

Screw, Boss's buddy.
http://s018.radikal.ru/i509/1202/45/88b064f4f191.jpg

We are waiting for you Smile
Thank you very much for your work.

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Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298628] Sat, 11 February 2012 21:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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After numerous failed attempts to settle our legal dispute out of court, we have taken the issue to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled 8 to 1, that Timothy "Leech" Jenkins contract with AIM can not be cancelled without his consent. This means, that Leech is immediately available for hire. And here he is:

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/9540/bigface.png
http://www.mediafire.com/?pk84jrik8pduuii
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298631] Sat, 11 February 2012 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RoWa21

 
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@Kazuya: I have to repeat myself every time when you upload a new JA/DG merc Smile Excellent work!


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298632] Sat, 11 February 2012 21:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
smeagol

 
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Awesome!


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298664] Sun, 12 February 2012 00:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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@Kazuya
Wow!
Better than the original!
I'll add him tomorrow Smile

sorca_2
Okay, here's where I stopped today. The original is really flat, so I tried to work on highlights and shadows to make it look more 3D (and make him look a little older). I went ahead with the lazy eye, and I left his earring in for now, I guess.

Before:
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2996/smallneedlecolor.png

After:
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2751/bigneedle5.png

Guys!
Where can I find a full face set of this guy? Can't find any links here Sad
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298672] Sun, 12 February 2012 01:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Friendly Fire

 
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Fantastic.
Keep them coming and don't forget Skitz.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298681] Sun, 12 February 2012 03:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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Dimitri

Guys!
Where can I find a full face set of this guy? Can't find any links here Sad

I'm not sure, if sorca finished this merc or not. But apparently, he never released him anyway. Sad
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298716] Sun, 12 February 2012 12:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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Kazuya

I'm not sure, if sorca finished this merc or not. But apparently, he never released him anyway. Sad

I see. It's sad.
I tried to make an animation by myself and make a face set of this guy. I couldn't...
It's hell hard for me Smile

The biggest thing I could do is to replace a face.sti of Spam Smile
Because you did a little mistake, you uploaded the FaceSet of Spam, and there was a pic of SNAKE (the file that appears on the AIM roster pic).
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298936] Tue, 14 February 2012 11:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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Russell "Rusty" Hunter is back! After working as a special effects advisor for several Film Studios, he blew up the White House in Independece Day, Rusty had to admit that Hollywood pays too little and puts his skills rarely to a test.
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9540/bigface.png
http://www.mediafire.com/?1ad6tjcxf151p8n

We're glad he's back. We were able to convincie Lt. Bud Hellar to come back and join our ranks, after a german company called Shitcomposter Games used our Name and A.I.M.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298937] Tue, 14 February 2012 11:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
smeagol

 
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Kazuya
"Strictly speaking, it might be legal what they are doing, but I'm gonna kick their asses anyway."



Hehehehe...

Nice work on the two guys!


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298940] Tue, 14 February 2012 13:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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@Kazuya
Super!
I'm on my way to add them to the AIM roster Smile

I hope, that one day we can collect all the JA DG Mercs.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298942] Tue, 14 February 2012 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
smeagol

 
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Found a typo in Postie's MERC profile.

It says he "vent his trustrations"

probably should state his frustrations, no?


I'll be on the look out for more.

On Beths profile it says "gung to attitude", which probably should be a "gung ho attitude".


Isn't Spike supposed to be a buddy of Len? At least he has a speech file that refers to it I think (something like they might have killed the corporal but now they have to deal with the major).

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Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298947] Tue, 14 February 2012 14:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
smeagol

 
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And another typo:

Boss "hatchet" (the h in the beginning should be an H).


Kaboom: "explosoves" expert should be explosives

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Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298948] Tue, 14 February 2012 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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@smeagol
Thanks.
I'll fix that.

And could you post such things in this topic, please, so we can see it.
http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=298288#Post298288

And what about Spike:
Are you sure about Len?
I'll see what I can do...
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298952] Tue, 14 February 2012 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
smeagol

 
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Well... check out sound file 233_008 for spike / len.


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #298954] Tue, 14 February 2012 16:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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@smeagol
All mistakes fixed.
+ added Spikes relationship with Len (has edited some WAV files).


@Kazuya
http://i41.tinypic.com/1580egm.jpg

We already have a pic of this guy http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2751/bigneedle5.png

Could you animate it and make a face set of it?
So I could add him to the Merc Mod too.

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Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #299412] Sun, 19 February 2012 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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Dimitri

@Kazuya
We already have a pic of this guy http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2751/bigneedle5.png

Could you animate it and make a face set of it?
So I could add him to the Merc Mod too.

No, I can't. His skincolour is off and unless you explicitly want to go for the John Boehner look, there isn't much I could do about it. Except recreating Needle from scratch of course...

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9540/bigface.png
http://www.mediafire.com/?7dbdk3e132qd6b1
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #299417] Sun, 19 February 2012 13:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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@Kazuya
We already have a pic of this guy http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2751/bigneedle5.png

Could you animate it and make a face set of it?
So I could add him to the Merc Mod too.

No, I can't. His skincolour is off and unless you explicitly want to go for the John Boehner look, there isn't much I could do about it. Except recreating Needle from scratch of course...

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9540/bigface.png
http://www.mediafire.com/?7dbdk3e132qd6b1


kaz, do you mind if i call that a typically arogand kazuya-answer :lostwings:
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #299434] Sun, 19 February 2012 16:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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Kazuya

No, I can't. His skincolour is off and unless you explicitly want to go for the John Boehner look, there isn't much I could do about it. Except recreating Needle from scratch of course...

LOL
Great work :bow:
A new Merc will be availible soon.
At least a prof doctor. Smeagol will be pleased Smile


MORE MORE!!! :super:

What do you think about that charismatic guy?
http://i049.radikal.ru/1202/30/562604b83127.jpg

And don't forget this one please.
Dimitri

Screw, Boss's buddy.
http://s018.radikal.ru/i509/1202/45/88b064f4f191.jpg
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #299440] Sun, 19 February 2012 17:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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kaz, do you mind if i call that a typically arogand kazuya-answer :lostwings:

No, I don't, because I'm the nicest guy who has walked the earth since JESUS. :devilaugh: :whistle:
Dimitri

MORE MORE!!! :super:
[...]
And don't forget this one please.
[...]

I haven't forgotten them. It's just, that I don't have as much time as I would like to have and some mercs are easier to recreate than others. Skitz for example is giving me nightmares, because of his bizarre skull shape. On top of that, there are other modding projects where people have asked me for my my attention. You can't see them, because they are not public on this forum, but I assure you that they exist. Because of all this, I release new mercs as I get them done or as I see fit. So don't wonder, if I relase three or four mercs in one week and then it takes another month until I get some more done. It just takes time to do those faces.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #299448] Sun, 19 February 2012 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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Kazuya

I haven't forgotten them. It's just, that I don't have as much time as I would like to have and some mercs are easier to recreate than others. Skitz for example is giving me nightmares, because of his bizarre skull shape. On top of that, there are other modding projects where people have asked me for my my attention. You can't see them, because they are not public on this forum, but I assure you that they exist. Because of all this, I release new mercs as I get them done or as I see fit. So don't wonder, if I relase three or four mercs in one week and then it takes another month until I get some more done. It just takes time to do those faces.

I see...
As you already know I'm planning to add all of jadg mercs to the 1.13 roster.
In that case it can't be done without you and your face sets.
Honestly, I'm not talanted as you in drawing, and I have no idea about how difficult is it to draw a merc portrait.
So you say there are some easy ways, depending on the jadg faces look.

Maybe you'll choose the mercs yourself?
For example, if Skitz and Screw are difficult and there're some problems with them, you'll draw Wally first, or Hurl and Wink could be the easiest.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #300375] Sun, 26 February 2012 22:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kazuya

 
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Screw is ready
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9540/bigface.png
http://www.mediafire.com/?7b8b3uont36937n
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #300376] Sun, 26 February 2012 23:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RoWa21

 
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perfect


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #300402] Mon, 27 February 2012 09:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool looking dude, do you reckon his face is a bit faded looking though? Looks very ghostly compared to his body. Could do with some more contrast?


Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #300417] Mon, 27 February 2012 14:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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Kazuya
Screw is ready

At least Boss got his old friend back on the AIM roster Smile
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #301182] Wed, 07 March 2012 00:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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@Kazuya please make this guys available.

Wally
http://i43.tinypic.com/2md5f9s.jpg

Hurl
http://i44.tinypic.com/2z6758h.jpg

Wink
http://i42.tinypic.com/b848kg.jpg
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #301351] Thu, 08 March 2012 20:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe some additional info could be due for these guys/girls. Such as, why Mary is not dead, et cetera.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #301581] Mon, 12 March 2012 16:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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Kazuya please come back and bring us more mercs!
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #304791] Wed, 16 May 2012 11:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RoWa21

 
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OK, here is the full list of JA/DG merc, is some modder needs it:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34560718/Original%20JA1%20Deadly%20Games%20Faces.png

It seems Hachiryoku will try to work on a few more merc portrais from JA/DG :rulez:

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Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #304935] Fri, 18 May 2012 11:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hachiryoku

 
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This is actually kind of tough to do. Reworking these pics is time consuming.

Making some headway though and getting Doc situated. Animating it now will be easy.

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4986/docoriginal.jpg

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7117/docset.png


I have a question though, before I animate him. How shall I work coordinates for faces?

I know how to replace a character, but I've never added a character.

Are all the new characters using the same coordinates? Do you want me to use one of the other new JA/DG mercs as a reference?
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #304945] Fri, 18 May 2012 17:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DarkDogg

 
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Hachiryoku, I have no idea, how they made.
The only thing that I know, Kazuya draw them from the blank. Not copied.
I can be wrong but some of his mercs have unique coordinates.

Can you make the face somehow looks like a modern JA2 merc?
Like here for comparison:
Kazuya
Dimitri

@Kazuya
We already have a pic of this guy http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2751/bigneedle5.png

Could you animate it and make a face set of it?
So I could add him to the Merc Mod too.

No, I can't. His skincolour is off and unless you explicitly want to go for the John Boehner look, there isn't much I could do about it. Except recreating Needle from scratch of course...

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9540/bigface.png
http://www.mediafire.com/?7dbdk3e132qd6b1

Or is it too complicated?

Or maybe this can help?
Kazuya
Nejrael

2. Kazuya: I like many of your sti's but how do you coordinate the mouth and eyes, the only way I know of is to use the sti-edit and that is by trial and error. I would really like to know how to use the faces viewer to coordinate the eye and mouth movements especially since you have provided the coordinates in the first place. But I have no clue on how to save it as an sti, you can only save the ini. At least I thought the FV was the coordination editor and voice sync, but I might be mistaken.

The FV is merely a quick way to find out if the given coordinates of a face file are correct or not. I don't use it, when I create faces. The coordinates are usually not stored in the sti file itself, although you could do it this way. The coordinates are set in the MercProfiles.xml in the tabledata folder. A convenient way of setting them, is to use the Merc Profile Editor.

This is, what my face files usually look like:
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2415/leechshowqi.png

I try to create a certain format, that is used in the game. In my example it is 90x100. I copy the face several times and I draw over the existting faces the different animations. When I'm done with that, I create a red frame around the picture and two red frames around the mouth and eyes. If you use GIMP, the coordinates can be determined easily, by selecting and copying one picture (including the outer red frame) and press Ctrl+Shift+V. This brings up a new window filled with the image in the correct size. Next I select the pencil with a one pixel brush, zoom into the new picture and move the mouse to the upper left corner of one of the inner red frames. The coordinates shown at the bottom left corner of the Gimp window are the coordinates used in the game. Wink If you try this with the image, which I just posted, you should get Leechs eyes coordinates (20,32) and mouth (20,60). Then I copy the first image and create the sti file with GRV. The animations are inside the red frames, so I paste them into the sti as well and that's essentially it. The 48x43 is exactly the same procedure.

Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #304962] Sat, 19 May 2012 03:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hachiryoku

 
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Ok. I will work on the face and the colors a little, but I don't think I will get it exactly like Kazuya's faces because I'm using different programs.

I will finish this one tonight,

Also, does anybody have any pictures of clothes that they would like to see on Mercs? I found myself searching for a while for the top that I put on Doc.
Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #304966] Sat, 19 May 2012 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hachiryoku

 
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Oh my God! I think I suck at this! So, the more I messed with the color, the worse it was.

I just don't have the ability to color like Kazuya. I tried to use his pygame and python trick, but I couldn't get it to work on my computer.

Anyhoo, this is Doc. Everything works. Just the color is off.

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/7117/docset.png

Downloads heres

Re: Putting missing mercs back in 1.13?[message #321480] Sat, 08 June 2013 19:28 Go to previous message
Fjordsen

 
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Hey guys, I hope this thread is appropriate for the question - I do apologize if it's not the case!

The thing is, I'm quite enthusiastic about this project of including old mercs to the game, but I've been checking the merc profile editor and noticed that some data seems to be inaccurate, namely the likes/hates relationships. For instance, when I select one random merc, say Grizzly, the buddies and hates are listed as original ones. Then if I click on another merc, say Vicky, her profile will display Grizzly's "likes/hates" under Buddy 1,2,3. It seems it's not updating this info properly as we select different profiles, or I'm making a silly mistake.
There's also something with Barry, who is listed under all mercs relationship blanks that should be empty - I take it's because his AIM Bio ID is 0?
Not sure if it's buggy or something, but I'm more than willing to fix the relations for all the mercs, and that would obviously include the ones from DG.

Another thing is, what is the point of the "speech" field in the profile editor? All the characters seem to have it disabled.

I'm using the newest DepressiveBrot unstable revision by the way. Thanks!

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