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Preview The Witcher Screenshot

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Sol Invictus, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    It's been a slow news day, alas. The Witcher Official Website has been <a href=http://www.thewitcher.com/gallery.asp>updated</a> with a new screenshot revealing the game's newly implemented weather effects system. Who knew they could make the game look so good?
     
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  2. jiujitsu Cipher

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    Such news!

    The game looks really good though.
     
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  3. NeverwinterKnight Liturgist

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    not a bad looking game, but character creation seems very limited.
     
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  4. asa Novice

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    The Witcher is using a modified version of BioWare's Aurora Engine?
     
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  5. Elwro Arcane

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    Yes. From the webpage (can't link directly to the subpage):
     
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  6. Rhombus Liturgist

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    Since you play a pre-set character yes... I want to make my own pc.. :?


    Edti: But the game looks great. Isn't NwN2 supposed to use Aurora too... this brings hope that it may look good too.
     
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  7. Fez Erudite

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    I don't mind the idea of a preset PC, but if they are making you use a preset PC, I hope they put in extra effort into the rest, as they don't need to worry about the usual problems of accommodating the various combinations you might make with a generator.

    It does look pretty. It'd better be optimised well too, I don't want to see another Bloodlines uproar.
     
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  8. Elwro Arcane

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    I guess no tiles means no easy modding, although the developers have said that they're thinking about releasing some modding tools.
     
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  9. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    No. NWN2 isn't using Aurora, it's only using the Aurora codebase/engine and nothing else. It's not using the Aurora toolset, so graphics, characters and so forth will not be anything like Neverwinter Nights. They're using their own in-house engine called the Electron Graphics Engine to render the graphics, models, terrain and so forth, but NPC scripts and AI will be handled by Aurora. Mods from NWN can't be converted to NWN2 because of this. The terrain system is entirely different. Only parts of those mods can be converted, for instance the AI and the NPC dialogue scripts.
     
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  10. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "No. NWN2 isn't using Aurora, it's only using the Aurora codebase/engine and nothing else. It's not using the Aurora toolset, so graphics, characters and so forth will not be anything like Neverwinter Nights. They're using their own in-house engine called the Electron Graphics Engine to render the graphics, models, terrain and so forth, but NPC scripts and AI will be handled by Aurora. Mods from NWN can't be converted to NWN2 because of this. The terrain system is entirely different. Only parts of those mods can be converted, for instance the AI and the NPC dialogue scripts."

    Idiot. It's still using Aurora. Just not the Aurora Grahics Engine. get it right; or don't get it at all. As for mods, it'll be rather "easy" to convert NWN1 mods to NWN2 since the hardest part of mod making are scripts. Crafting terrain and laying down placeables is the easy part.


    Still; until I actually see the graphics for NWN2; i'm going to take Obsidan's bragging on that with a grain of salt. Espicially since they want us all to belive it'll be as grahically enhanced as Oblivion.

    R00fles!
     
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  11. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    I said that didn't I, Volourn?

    Perhaps I should have clarified since you fail to grasp the obvious: when the guy asked if they were using Aurora in reference to the graphics the simple answer is no, they aren't using Aurora.
     
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  12. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Stop babbling. The problem with what you wrote is you took an entire paragrph to say what it took me one sentence to write. Keep. It. Simple. Stupid. More words does not = more complex or more deep. Not surprising you think KOTOR2's writing is the best ever since you think it's cool it keeps the same 8 responses for each npc for the entire game.

    R00fles!
     
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  13. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    You're really fond of launching into those non-sequitur remarks, aren't you Volourn? You talk about mouth stuffing when you do it yourself better than anybody else. How ironic.
     
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  14. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    I only mouth stuff penises and boobies; not words.
     
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  15. Kamaz Pahris Entertainment Developer

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    There is just one I can say about Volourn after this - owned and wont admit. What a shame.
     
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  16. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "There is just one I can say about Volourn after this - owned and wont admit."

    Ahh. I won't admit to being a slave. I was NEVER owned by anyone. Nice try though.
     
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  17. Otaku_Hanzo Erudite

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    I could care less if it looks gorgeous. What I want to know is will it have decent gameplay? Although I hate not being able to make my own character, if the gameplay is there then I can live.
     
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  18. space captain Liturgist

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    i love watching computer geeks posture - highly entertaining
     
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  19. bryce777 Erudite

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    Well, at least it is written by a real author, I guess.

    I dont think it looks much different than gothic, except that the water effects are very good, though, anyhow.

    The peeks looked like the writing was sort of over the top to me, though, so maybe he is not really a *good* auther. heh.

    Well, I guess we will see.
     
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  20. NeverwinterKnight Liturgist

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    just how "preset" is the character, though? for instance, ps:t had a preset character, but you were still able to choose different classes and skills for him. is that what the witcher will be like? because, for some reason (not sure where i saw an article) it sounded like you had zero input into what class he was.
     
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  21. dunduks Liturgist

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    You have a preset class and its witcher.
     
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  22. NeverwinterKnight Liturgist

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    that sounds boring.
     
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  23. yarpen Novice

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    There's one thing you need to understand - "The Witcher" is something like adventure RPG basing on one, specific storyline (sure, there are side quests, but basically it focuses on the main story, which should be one of the game's biggest advantages). In other words, it's much closer to KOTOR in this aspect than to Morrowind for example. Another thing is that the limitation to one class only makes more sense after you've read the books (this sucks they were not translated to English) - you rarely see this kind of discussions on Polish forums. Anyway, of course some people may just not like this kind of RPGs, I only want to say that it was our conscious choice, and not caused by our laziness :).
    Another common misconception is the usage of Aurora Engine. I guess our modifications are quite similar to those done by Obsidian for NWN2 (not exactly of course, for example we kicked tilesets out), we just didn't come out with any fancy name for the modified engine. Renderer has been totally rewritten, toolset is heavily modified, in practice the only piece of code that has not been touched is the NWN script compiler.
     
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  24. Balor Arcane

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    No "Witcher" book were trainslated into english? What a shame.
    Well, there were tralnslated into Russian, and the series are considered classic of fantasy. The 'love story' is rather boring, IMHO . But great setting.
    Anyway, I suspect that you'll not be able to actually influence the story much, right?
    If I were to create a game based on Witcher series, I'd just take the setting, make Geralt NPC and PC is some other witcher... thus allowing the player much greater freedom in defining gameplay style, roleplay style, etc.
    But it's not me who's making this, so *shrug*
    And it's too late to change anything right now. But anyway, I wish you success - and I'm looking forward for this game.
     
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  25. yarpen Novice

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    Sure, you *will* be able to influence the story (the storyline itself is not based on the books, it takes place few years later). Here we'd like to take the Fallout route.
     
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