Fallout Zero: Screenshots and Story

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by dude_obj, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 19, 2004
    Here are some screenshots and a bit of background story for Fallout Zero.
    I welcome any feedback or ideas for this new mod.
     
  2. 2b4k^

    2b4k^ First time out of the vault

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    Mar 5, 2006
    Looks nice, i like your design for the lizards :) when is the mod done?
     
  3. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 19, 2004
    It is just getting started, so it will be a while. However, I plan to release the mod in chapters, so the first playable portion should be available in a few months. When a new chapter is complete, a new area will appear on the world map, and one of the NPC conversations will get you on your way.
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'm liking the sound of the detailed scripting.

    Newspost!
     
  5. Xavierblazer

    Xavierblazer Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 30, 2005
    Can I be an expert lizard excrement expeditor? or do the robots do that?

    One of the best Ideas for a mod and best looking ive seen in a while.
     
  6. forddieselguy

    forddieselguy Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 31, 2005
    This maybe a stupid question, but which game are you modding 1 or 2.
     
  7. Xavierblazer

    Xavierblazer Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 30, 2005
    Most likely 2


    comparing Fallout 1 modding with fallout 2 modding is like comparing a tax form with a 6th grade math worksheet


    Its still frikken hard though
     
  8. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 19, 2004
    Since none of the original maps will be used, its not really an FO2 mod, its a total conversion using the FO2 engine. You surely want the "push" button and NPC combat control from FO2 engine, and the FO1 world map stuff is hardcoded in the engine. It would make no sense to use the FO1 engine for a total conversion.

    I considered porting FO1 to the FO2 engine and adding missing stuff like the other gangs (vipers etc), but I wanted to create some brand new content. I actually have FO1 vault 13 area running in FO2 engine as an experiment.
     
  9. Nekid

    Nekid First time out of the vault

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    Feb 26, 2006
    Leaving the Lab

    -start idea
    (edit) taken out for ease of reading, if dude_obj wants it he'll ask for it, and he was probably looking for ideas on items, mini quests, etc...not main storyline.
    -end idea

    I like the idea of having branches. I know that coding for them is sometimes a huge pain, but it does increase the replay value. Match branching with FO's inherent replay value and you have something very nice.

    edit: PS. I am impressed with your screen shots and am looking forward to the first chapter!
     
  10. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    Outstanding scripting idea, it's good to see someone today take some effort into environmental behaviors for creature "character". Well, outside of Harvest Moon and games like that.
     
  11. SNorth

    SNorth Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Mar 13, 2004
    Looks interesting. I'll be eager to see more. Good luck!
     
  12. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 19, 2004
    For a very brief demo, just to see these lizards, drop this PATCH000.DAT into your Fallout2 directory, start a new game, take a premade character, and wander over to the lizard pen. You cannot release the rats yet or do much else but the lizards do appear to have some real behavior.
     
  13. High Elder

    High Elder First time out of the vault

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    Jul 7, 2005
    Zero - the Name

    Hi dude_obj
    have you seen this Thread?! http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14654&highlight=
    It's about the German Mod, that's called "Fallout Zero" scince 2002.
    This mod is still in work; the demo is a mod to fallout 2 and the latest version is prduced with FIFE (www.fifengine.de).

    Maybe this guys are not be amused of hearing that you are using the same name. I'll tell them of this issue and you can talk about it.

    be yourself,
    High Elder
     
  14. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 19, 2004
    Re: Zero - the Name

    It's okay, I will pick a different name. My first mod idea was to be named desolation, but there is a mud called that. Its difficult to choose good post apocalyptic names that aren't already used somewhere! Thanks for the heads up.
     
  15. High Elder

    High Elder First time out of the vault

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    Jul 7, 2005
  16. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Fallout: Genesis? Inception? Origin? Onset? Emergence? Rise of the Lizard? Square One? Lab Eight? Overture?
     
  17. Mangler

    Mangler First time out of the vault

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    Aug 6, 2004
    Dude_obj you return from the dead!

    So this is what you have been making all this time in secrecy...interesting :kewlpics:

    Whatever happened to the Fallout 'XP' mod? (or whatever it was called...the one with random items in shops and random loot?)

    Edit: Oops! thanks for answering my PM...
    I can't believe the mod was actually uploaded this whole time...
    I never even suspected. :roll: :?
     
  18. dude_obj

    dude_obj Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 19, 2004
    Actually, I have been doing ARM system-on-chip embedded hardware and software, but if I do that 24/7 my head might do ANIM_exploded_to_nothing :D Trying to find some balance here ....
     
  19. Lukus

    Lukus Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 11, 2003
    Looks splendid. (Didn't try the brief demo though, since I currently don't have the game installed). I'm really looking forward to seeing this evolve.
     
  20. Mod Whore

    Mod Whore First time out of the vault

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    Feb 7, 2005
    OMG iv been waiting for you to return dude yay!

    what of the mod you were releasing with like fot graphics and like deathclaw armor?