|Posted by metlslime on 2004/04/14 03:11:11|
|Need level designers for your amazing new mod? Or are you a game developer looking to hire? Maybe you just heard about some job at some company, and want to pass it on to the gang here at Func. Or you're just doing some fun little one-man project and want a little help from a level designer. This thread is the place to announce paid positions at companies, unpaid positions on mod teams, or even just ask for a few maps for your mod.|
Well, at least his patreon got more funding than mine ever got.
Environmental BSP Artist Needed
I need a map to fully showcase Retroquad's features. Just a single map, with several different areas, a few dynamic stuff like rotating doors and moving platforms to make the map look lively, but no monsters. However, it may eventually need to be split into multiple maps due to RAM requirements.
One of the main challenges is figuring out ways to make HD textures on low-poly (or, let's say, mid-poly) geometry look good. Also, the architecture must be intrincate enough to make the map look fun to navigate, even though it's just a demo.
I'm using a royalty-free texture pack, another texture pack which I've bought, and several textures created by myself. The texture image editing I can take care of, as it's something I've learned a lot how to do and I already know the kind of visual quality I'm aiming for.
There are lots to do in the engine, so I'll eventually have to tweak the map later, but this is something I can do myself. I'm clarifying this as there are artists who don't like their work to be modified by others afterwards.
This is what I've been mapping so far. No lighting yet, it's all in-engine fullbright screenshots. And it's only using a few of the textures I have:
, and external textures
. I'm using the Quake palette for the BSP/WAD file textures, to make them easier to use with any mapping tools/editors out there. The external textures are compiled to my custom palette.
Texture quality test
If anyone is interested, mail me a price & deadline proposal at GMail, and ask me any questions.
If Only There Was Time
Ever since I learned about Retroquad yesterday, I've been quite interested in your project. So, giving us the opportunity to help you further it in the form of map-making got me excited!
And the mapper would get the chance to get a development build of the engine, yes? :3c
Well, my map-making pace seems to be about 9 months for a map containing a bit higher amount of polys than id maps. Reasons for my pace: perfectionism/getting stuck in details, life and sometimes just lacking the inspiration/motivation.
So, I'd definitely be interested, but I don't want to be the bottleneck of your project, so you might want to ask someone more prolific. But if you're having trouble recruiting someone, which I find unlikely considering your cool engine, go ahead and contact me! :)
The bottleneck is myself. The plans are to complete the full rewrite of the engine, and to push its qualities towards my vision of it (which I'm not good at describing, but the progress so far gives a bit of an indication). A couple years of non-stop coding would be a realistic timeframe for that.
This showcase map is also needed because its better to have full original content to showcase the engine's progress, as to eliminate some bias in the expectations of the public. Its needed to make it clear that this engine is aimed at being unlike anything else. Hopefully this will make the public a bit more open minded.
Yes, a dev build is required to make sure that the map will run on it. Some features are currently broken (skyboxes, external sky textures, some translucent entities), but it's good enough for some mapping.
The framerate isn't good enough in full HD on my Core i5 CPU, and generally there's a lot to be done to improve it. Also, a couple GB of RAM is required.
And, uh… it's needed to disable hyperthreading on at least one CPU core, otherwise the engine will stutter on anything other than beefy Ryzen CPUs.
I7 8700k Master Race
You think your engine will run smoothly on one? ;D Also I've got 16 GB of RAM. If not map, then I can at least capture video footage of the demo map.
If I had time. I've been super interested in your engine for a long time, but if I offered and pretended like I would make you a good presentation map, you would end up with no map (or at best a wierd cobble) and a userbase of one megafan.
IIRC, the i7 has the same amount of per-core cache that the i5, so it may still need to have hyperthreading disabled.
It's not about raw speed, it's about the CPU cache size. There's a detailed explanation here
I intend to implement multithreading someday, which should alleviate this.
I'd be interested, but I'm quite busy at the moment and I don't think I could be reliable enough.
Someone like Bal would be good - they've shown off some impressive texture mangling which could suit the level of quality I'm assuming that you're looking for quite well.
I'll contact people in a few days. Been busy preparing stuff.
Hi, I'm new here.
I'm making bhop/defrag maps for quake.
I would like to connect with people with similar goals.
Here are few of my past works :
Not my cup of tea but pretty cool. Hope you make a connection or two. Welcome.
Volunteers For My New Mod
I am working on a mod using RRP's code.
It is an action game and my plan is to have an episode depicting and overall landscape.
I have part of the story ready,and I have the code almost done as well.
What I would like now is a mapper.
A person who can map well.
I'm not asking for giant spaces.
I would like someone who can make good maps and who can tolerate occasional meddling by me.
I will give a list of all that I have done to the codebase if anyone wants.
Please email me at email@example.com if interested.
I'd post some screens or some kind of video of the gameplay. Might entice more mappers.
Progs_dump Needs Testing -- Experienced Mappers Sought
I have a QuakeC project I have been working on for a month. It's at the point where I could use some help testing it.
Looking for 2-3 mappers to make small test levels and really push the limits of the progs. This is a closed test where I will make a private Discord to discuss and review.
This is a short term project and will only require a small amount of your time. Please contact me on the Quake Mapping Discord or use the email address in my profile
Here's more info:
This mod is designed to give Quake mappers more creative options than “vanilla” Quake while retaining the original look, feel and gameplay of the original. Mappers can use the custom progs.dat and a matching .fgd to add the following features to their mapping projects:
+ trigger spawned monsters
+ custom sounds (ambient and triggered)
+ custom models and sprites with optional animation frames
+ multiple targets, targetnames and killtargets
+ custom trigger_push (can be used for water currents, et al.)
+ enhanced triggers (is_waiting flag to delay triggering)
This progs also fixes the Rotfish monster kill count bug in addition to making Rotfish non-solid as soon as they are killed.
I have 3 testers now. Thanks everyone.
Need Demo Creators For Cutscenes
Hey guys! me again! I need someone familiar with making advanced demo's to be used for cutscenes. I just can't seem to figure this stuff out myself! If interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay is commission based, so name your price and I'll see what I can do!
also, not that anyone cares, but despite what anonymous said, I'm still continuing my Dreamcast game and am making great progress, as well as getting lots of support from the community.
I've seen some progress videos of the game, I was sceptical at first, but it looks promising... keep it up :)
The Custents Quake mod has some powerful features that will help you with cutscenes. Keygrip is a demo editor that is very powerful but is hard to get working. It's likely you will need to record demos for these tools in Protocol 15.
Keygrip and other demo editors
3D Realms Is Hiring Level Designers
3D Realms (Duke Nukem, Shadow Warrior, Prey, Max Payne, Ion Maiden) is currently hard at work on an unannounced first-person shooter built on the Quake-engine, alongside a team of Quake scene veterans.
We can't wait to show it to you guys!
As we kick into high-gear, we're looking for additional level designers to bring onto the team.
In particular, we are looking for people
• who are motived and passionate about classic First Person Shooters,
• experienced in level design and bsp mapping,
• q3bsp mapping experience preffered, or willing and able to learn different methods of map construction,
• a keen understanding of encounter design, level progression and exploration,
•and the ability to work with the team (designers, artists, play testers, etc) to iterate and find solutions.
If you're interested, please hit up Fred at freds -AT- 3drealms -DOT- com
with a short bio of yourself, screenshots, videos and/or links to playable maps you've done in the past, and we'll get back to you ASAP.
I had no idea you were working at 3d Realms. I'm a big fan of the engine work you've been posting in the screenshots thread. Fantastic that it's got proper backing, and with Quake mapping veterans involved this makes me very excited. The gif looks great!
Very cool! Look forward to the news and hope you find passionate talent.
I hope you guys will dig it!
FortressOne Team Looking For Mappers
Your cousins over in the Team Fortress community have come back to life in a big way over the last twelve months.
I just wanted to play TF again, so started work on the FortressOne project. Well, 12 months later, we have a discord with over 300 people, games every night of the week, a tournament with over $1000 prize money, and a team of 5 or 6 developers making regular commits.
Our page is https://www.fortressone.org/
For gameplay checkout the YouTube and Twitch links.
What we don't have are any serious mappers making new and original content. If you're interested in producing maps that will get tested immediately for competitive online play - we're desperate for you.
Team Fortress is predominately capture the flag, but any kind of map is possible. We'd love to hear from you! For more join our discord or reply here.
Mapper/artists For A Different 3D Game Project
Running an indie game studio making retro games.
I have made two 2D epsiodes of the "russian bear game" and Im thinking of making the third installment as a 3D one using a modified Quake 2 engine.
Im a programmer at heart, so I would love to have someone with an artistic talent on board to make the 3D map as good as it can be.
Check us out at https://therussianbeargame.itch.io/the-russian-bear-game
or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/therussianbeargame/
where you can se the game and future ideas.
Interested? I hope so! Send me an email at email@example.com
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