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Avernum: Escape from the Pit - Recolored Mod (Released)

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Booger, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Booger Educated

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    When I was browsing the Avernum Steam folder, I realised that all the graphics are there in simple png and bmp format. I've always thought the visuals of Avernum are decent, but they never made me feel like I'm in an underground cave. Why is it so damn bright down there?

    So I fired up Photoshop and edited a lot of the assets, tweaked colors and even added little details.

    This was a little fun project and my first "mod" ever. But if anyone is interested in it, I might release it if Mr. Vogel allows it.

    Let me know what you guys think!

    Release: http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...t-recolored-mod-released.119901/#post-5438905

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  2. OldSkoolKamikaze Arcane Patron

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    That looks way better. It looks like you did more than tweak the colors judging from the bridge in that last image.
     
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  3. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I definitely like the result.
     
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  4. IncendiaryDevice Arcane

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    Excellent job. What I like the most is how the changes you've made really bring out the flora and forna, something that's always been eye-strainingly difficult to see properly in his own art style. Generally, everything is much sharper and more distinct. He shouldn't just accept your mod, he should hire you...
     
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  5. Booger Educated

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    Wow guys, I wasn't expecting such positive feedback! You make me want to put more work into it and release it!

    Thank you! You have great eyes, sir! The bridge is actually the only texture I've completely replaced so far because it looked a little weird to me.

    Thanks!

    Wow, this makes me very happy! Working on an RPG is one of my biggest dreams! I'm glad you enjoy the changes. The setting was just calling for some glowy shrooms :)

    I'll keep you guys updated on the development and possible release!
     
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  6. Maxie Magister

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    I'd like to use a similar mod for Avernum 2 if you're providing
     
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  7. aweigh Arcane

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    the modification is magnificent release it at once!
     
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  8. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I mean, it actually looks underground now.
     
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    Congrats, it looks great :)

    I wonder what Vogel would think about it.
     
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  10. ilitarist Learned Illiterate Village Idiot

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    I... am surprised it's not shit. Because mods are usually shit even for big AAA games with millions of players. And it's good.

    I now remember how Geneforge 5 was good game but brown grey mess visually. I'd very much like to see you continue the work and release the game. Also ping Vogel, he seems like down to Earth game and would probably like to remind people he has those games by advertising free graphics update. Nothing probably stops him from releasing this mod as an option on Steam as free DLC or beta branch or something.
     
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  12. Anomander Rake Learned

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    Thanks for the mod. I've got a question: which avernum games are worth playing? Just this one or all of them?
     
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  13. ilitarist Learned Illiterate Village Idiot

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    Avernum Escape from the Pit is the best start. Older games have problems like not supporting widescreen and looking even uglier. They also have a lot of fluff and spells and stuff if you're into less focused sandbox experience.
     
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  14. IncendiaryDevice Arcane

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    There's three versions of "this one":

    Exile: Escape From the Pit (1995)
    Avernum (2000)
    Avernum: Escape From the Pit (2011)

    Each remake changing the game slightly, and each with its own cadre of fans. The original series from the mid-90s has three games in the series. The Avernum series remakes those three games and then adds three new games to the series after that. This current series of remakes just has the first two games remade for the second time. So there's currently 11 games in the series, 2 of which have three versions, 1 of which has 2 versions, 3 of which only have one version. Each has its own cadre of fans. There's also two versions of the "blades of..." games which are little addition games to the series.

    This studio's other series are the Avadon Series, currently with three games and no remakes, and the Geneforge series, currently with 5 games and no remakes. Both Avadon and Exile/Avernum are more generic fantasy material that wont be too far beyond any general fantasy expectations, while Geneforge, which is popular round here because of this one fact alone, is something a bit more 'original', for many reasons, and is more bio-sci-fi kind of thing.
     
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  15. ilitarist Learned Illiterate Village Idiot

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    There's also Nethergate which was remade. It's sort of historical RPG about Romans in Britain, but it has magic and stuff so not quite historical. It was also remade in an old engine (no resolution options, no wide screen support) and it doesn't really have fans.

    From what I've seen Geneforge 5 is the best game Vogel had ever made. Or rather to play today. I find it painful to play games with bad UI and 4:3 aspect ration and G5 is ok.
     
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    Eh, pinged Vogel on Twitter about it anyway.
     
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  18. Booger Educated

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    Guys I have AMAZING news!

    Update #1

    Graphics

    - Edited and replaced more graphics
    - Gave the flora some more love. The game has SO many mushrooms, I replaced some with other types of plants!
    - Tweaked more colors for a more coherent look

    SOUND!

    - Today I explored the sound files of the game and saw a lot of room for improvement there too! I produce music, so why stop at the graphics?
    - Edited and replaced a lot of the cave sounds for deeper, darker atmosphere!
    - Replaced some of the music with my own!

    You can see and hear it in action here:



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  19. Booger Educated

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    Haha wow! Did he say anything? Link?
     
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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
     
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  21. Booger Educated

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    Oh, that's sick! Will release it then! Anyone know a good place to host this?
     
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  22. Booger Educated

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    Alright, it's time for

    Codex Exclusive Release

    I've uploaded it to this file host: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=69924764274978671694 Hope it doesn't suck! If anyone wants to host a mirror, feel free!

    Installation:

    - Unpack the files in your "Avernum Files" folder, overwriting the existing files (make a backup of the "Avernum Graphics", "Avernum Graphics Core" and "Avernum Sounds" folders to revert later).
    - Enjoy!

    Would love to hear your feedback! Unfortunately I don't have much time to play it myself right now. So if you have ideas for improvement or come accross any issues or mismatching textures, please let me know!
     
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  23. Sarkile Liturgist

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    This looks really good, I can't wait to give it a try!
     
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    You might want to put it up in moddb.com so more people can get it.
     
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  25. Booger Educated

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    I'll look into that once I have some feedback. It's not very well tested tbh. I've fixed a number of things today, so if you have already downloaded the mod, you should download it again (version 1.01).
     
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