Go Back   the Magicball Network > Forums > LBA Projects > LbaNet
Buy LBA1/Relentless from GOG.com Buy LBA1/Relentless from DotEmu Buy LBA2/Twinsen's Odyssey from DotEmu Buy LBA2/Twinsen's Odyssey from GOG.com Buy Little big Adventure from GOG.com or DotEmu Buy Little big Adventure 2 from DotEmu or GOG.com

Welcome to the Magicball Network.

You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

LbaNet Multiplayer version of LBA1

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #601  
Old 2011-01-27, 19:20
DarkOnistar's Avatar
DarkOnistar DarkOnistar is offline
World Designer: Colozen
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LBAnet: Colozen
Posts: 329
Send a message via MSN to DarkOnistar
Never did get much done over christmas in the end.

I'm considering taking up a LBAnet project again as its quite relaxing to do.
I would create Isometric maps but I know we're switching to the 3D engine and I was wondering what the map files need for creating maps.

Before I was using LBAarchitect but I see 3D maps now so will I need to use 3D modelling software / CAD to produce a map?
__________________
LBA Fan-Projects:LBAnet: Colozen world (thread)
Half-Life2: Citadel Island
(thread)(screenshot)
Lord of the rings / LBA2 Spoof videos
Reply With Quote
  #602  
Old 2011-01-27, 22:26
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
There is now 3 ways to build a map for lbanet:

- the isometric map is still valid so you can still create isometric maps with LBAarchitect if you wish

- use the existing map objects from LBA2 and assemble them in a different way than the original , for this you just need to use the editor

- create your own 3d objects/ map part with a modeling software like blender and assemble everything at the end using the editor, for this you will need a converter between you modeling tool and lbanet model format, here is the list of plugin converter available:

Lbanet engine uses the library Openscenegraph so the file format is .OSG. But if you use 3d studio max lbanet can read directly the 3ds files. It can also read collada file format.

Hope this helps. In any case in case of trouble with conversion just pm me
__________________
______________________

Last edited by Rincevent_123; 2011-01-27 at 22:36.
Reply With Quote
  #603  
Old 2011-01-28, 15:37
DarkOnistar's Avatar
DarkOnistar DarkOnistar is offline
World Designer: Colozen
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LBAnet: Colozen
Posts: 329
Send a message via MSN to DarkOnistar
In short my objective atm is to convert Colozen into a 3D version, so imagine the outside zones to look LBA2-ish.
The outside will have the whole island zone, so that would be Tech-Island + Mystic Island (since they're grouped together).


=======
I've still yet to learn how to do anything in Blender, but I can make 3D models in other software such as Autocad, Maya, 3DS Max and engineering softwares such as Inventor or Solidworks (although I think the first 3 programs would be easier for conversion).

I'll worry about the technicalities of that later though. I was curious about the file format. - I know that the program Milkshape also converts most 3D model formats as well, as it has a ridiculously huge list for exporting.

---
I'll have a play about with the editor tonight to see what I can do with already existing models like the LBA2 ones.
(I noticed before that my screen flashes alot when I load the new client and editor. As if its loading fullscreen but not.. since its in a window)

Edit: I've experimented and found how to add models successfully into the editor. I added another crashed spaceship to Citadel Island; although the textures didn't show up and it was just a block of colour.

I'm uncertain on what software I should use to make terrain (can't use blender yet), but I guess I shouldn't worry about that till I'm certain about the layout first. I'll do some sketches and finish off the rest of the indoors.


---
I've found a folder full of Isometric grids and maps that wasn't added to the server; an unfinished project from before. I have maps leading to unfinished ones which I could/should finish off at some point.

The isometric grids can be used for indoors like LBA2, but to make the great outdoors will be the bigger challenge in my Colozen project (and will hopefully look the most stunning part when complete )
__________________
LBA Fan-Projects:LBAnet: Colozen world (thread)
Half-Life2: Citadel Island
(thread)(screenshot)
Lord of the rings / LBA2 Spoof videos

Last edited by DarkOnistar; 2011-01-28 at 21:17.
Reply With Quote
  #604  
Old 2011-01-29, 00:26
leoboe's Avatar
leoboe leoboe is offline
Magic Ball Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkOnistar View Post
although the textures didn't show up and it was just a block of colour.
I think this is because the spaceship and most other 3d-Objects don't have a real "texture" like in modern games. They're simply painted with different colors on some of their polygons.
You can also see this in the LBA1-Character-editor (you can select single polygons and color them).
Reply With Quote
  #605  
Old 2011-03-09, 01:38
Darkflame's Avatar
Darkflame Darkflame is offline
Classic
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sol, Earth, NL
Posts: 23,836
Send a message via ICQ to Darkflame Send a message via AIM to Darkflame Send a message via MSN to Darkflame
Whoaaaa new version..hell, new engine!

Do we still need the image files/old install? Or do we just whip over with the 3 new downloads?
__________________
http://fanficmaker.com <-- Tells some truly terrible tales.
-
Phones & Tricorders & Blobs & Bombs & 3D Printers & TVIntros also;stuff
Reply With Quote
  #606  
Old 2011-03-09, 10:47
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
The new archive is enough, you don't need the old stuff anymore.
__________________
______________________
Reply With Quote
  #607  
Old 2011-03-09, 12:03
Polaris's Avatar
Polaris Polaris is offline
Polly parrot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tippett Island
Posts: 5,868
It is great !

(by the way, when I re-launched the game, I didn't have the chatbox problem anymore).

Aren't the characters a bit dark though ? Those soldiers in LBA1 look like they are wearing black and not green...
__________________
<((((((((((((([[[========================]]])))))))))))))>
Reply With Quote
  #608  
Old 2011-03-09, 12:42
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
Its only because of the light.
Before light and shadows where done on software like in original game.
Now this is done by OpenGL so this is why you see a difference.

We just need to put brighter light and this should solve the issue.
__________________
______________________
Reply With Quote
  #609  
Old 2011-03-09, 16:31
Kobold's Avatar
Kobold Kobold is offline
Magic Ball Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 7,337
I tried testing the new LBA Net, looking good so far, but I ran into a crash right away (reported it in the bug tracker) I guess we can test it with more people this evening?
Reply With Quote
  #610  
Old 2011-03-09, 17:47
DarkOnistar's Avatar
DarkOnistar DarkOnistar is offline
World Designer: Colozen
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LBAnet: Colozen
Posts: 329
Send a message via MSN to DarkOnistar
The new engine looks amazing and I've checked out the new editor which is slowly coming together.

Bug -
I went to Colozen and walked outside Colobee Mountain, then black screen and program crash. - I gotta some-how reset my position so I can login as its stuck in an infinite loop of crashing if I login.. which is last position.
__________________
LBA Fan-Projects:LBAnet: Colozen world (thread)
Half-Life2: Citadel Island
(thread)(screenshot)
Lord of the rings / LBA2 Spoof videos
Reply With Quote
  #611  
Old 2011-03-09, 19:17
Kobold's Avatar
Kobold Kobold is offline
Magic Ball Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 7,337
The server crashed as I was moving to a new scene while attacking with the saber
Reply With Quote
  #612  
Old 2011-03-09, 20:55
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
I updated the server, that should fix both bugs.
__________________
______________________
Reply With Quote
  #613  
Old 2011-03-10, 15:35
Kobold's Avatar
Kobold Kobold is offline
Magic Ball Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 7,337
I can't see my inventory any more (there are no boxes in my inventory, not even empty ones)
Reply With Quote
  #614  
Old 2011-03-11, 00:31
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
The old database bug was back with the new release. Now I fixed it so should be no more problem with inventory.
__________________
______________________
Reply With Quote
  #615  
Old 2011-03-11, 17:50
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
The patch server is now online. I have updated the install file with the new data.

For those that already downloaded the archives previously you can download this file: http://neolbanet.googlecode.com/files/patcher.rar
and unpack it in your game directory, then Launch LBANetPatcher.exe to patch the game.
__________________
______________________
Reply With Quote
  #616  
Old 2011-03-11, 18:48
Mazaka151's Avatar
Mazaka151 Mazaka151 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rincevent_123 View Post
The patch server is now online. I have updated the install file with the new data.

For those that already downloaded the archives previously you can download this file: http://neolbanet.googlecode.com/files/patcher.rar
and unpack it in your game directory, then Launch LBANetPatcher.exe to patch the game.
No more .Net Framework errors, Mazaka151 approves
Reply With Quote
  #617  
Old 2011-03-12, 00:23
leoboe's Avatar
leoboe leoboe is offline
Magic Ball Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,169
Unbelievable

This second update is great.
You won't believe it but I don't get any of the Bugs from before.
FPS stays about 57 with full shading and the loading time still is less than 20s for LBA2-Islands.
Anyways now I really can say I love the new engine Great work Rince
Reply With Quote
  #618  
Old 2011-03-12, 03:08
DarkOnistar's Avatar
DarkOnistar DarkOnistar is offline
World Designer: Colozen
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LBAnet: Colozen
Posts: 329
Send a message via MSN to DarkOnistar
The updater is a big improvement on the new engine with many bugs fixed.

The numbers above qwerty need to be fixed though as its irritating to suddenly have to use the numpad; problematic for laptops without numpads.
__________________
LBA Fan-Projects:LBAnet: Colozen world (thread)
Half-Life2: Citadel Island
(thread)(screenshot)
Lord of the rings / LBA2 Spoof videos
Reply With Quote
  #619  
Old 2011-03-13, 22:03
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
I made a small update fixing bugs including the key issue.
I also added the player image on top left corner of the screen like it was in previous engine.

So just patch your game to get the latest version.
__________________
______________________
Reply With Quote
  #620  
Old 2011-03-14, 11:49
Polaris's Avatar
Polaris Polaris is offline
Polly parrot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tippett Island
Posts: 5,868
My patcher said error : "Windows can't find LBANet.exe, make sure you wrote the correct name" Is "patch" the thing we need to click on ?

Edit : patcher problem solved, but now, all my settings have been resetted (really everything except the friend list), I cannot access my inventory and have the sneaky suspicion that everything in my inventory is gone.
__________________
<((((((((((((([[[========================]]])))))))))))))>

Last edited by Polaris; 2011-03-14 at 12:03.
Reply With Quote
  #621  
Old 2011-03-14, 15:14
Mazaka151's Avatar
Mazaka151 Mazaka151 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polaris View Post
My patcher said error : "Windows can't find LBANet.exe, make sure you wrote the correct name" Is "patch" the thing we need to click on ?

Edit : patcher problem solved, but now, all my settings have been resetted (really everything except the friend list), I cannot access my inventory and have the sneaky suspicion that everything in my inventory is gone.
Your inventory will be fine, the accounts haven't been touched, it's just your local settings
Reply With Quote
  #622  
Old 2011-03-14, 19:08
DarkOnistar's Avatar
DarkOnistar DarkOnistar is offline
World Designer: Colozen
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LBAnet: Colozen
Posts: 329
Send a message via MSN to DarkOnistar
Thats the great thing about server saves, prevents cheating and prevents crying as well.

*unlike TestDrive Unlimited1. ahhhh!!!! I lost 6 houses and all my cars with a local corrupt save.
__________________
LBA Fan-Projects:LBAnet: Colozen world (thread)
Half-Life2: Citadel Island
(thread)(screenshot)
Lord of the rings / LBA2 Spoof videos
Reply With Quote
  #623  
Old 2011-03-14, 19:08
Polaris's Avatar
Polaris Polaris is offline
Polly parrot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tippett Island
Posts: 5,868
My inventory is now working, and, as suspected, all my objects are gone
__________________
<((((((((((((([[[========================]]])))))))))))))>
Reply With Quote
  #624  
Old 2011-03-14, 19:47
DarkOnistar's Avatar
DarkOnistar DarkOnistar is offline
World Designer: Colozen
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LBAnet: Colozen
Posts: 329
Send a message via MSN to DarkOnistar
Don't worry too much about it. We're on the new engine and I don't doubt that the system has been reset and altered.

For example. The hitboxes are higher now; discovered this on Colozen, where you can't go under certain doorways. Unforunately it would mean remaking the maps to fix this and it would be quicker to make the 3D map instead of making another isometric.
__________________
LBA Fan-Projects:LBAnet: Colozen world (thread)
Half-Life2: Citadel Island
(thread)(screenshot)
Lord of the rings / LBA2 Spoof videos
Reply With Quote
  #625  
Old 2011-03-15, 23:05
Rincevent_123's Avatar
Rincevent_123 Rincevent_123 is offline
Magic Level: Fire Ball
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 380
New update adding back the movable object. For now there is only the statue in the BU temple.
So patch your game
__________________
______________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awesome, demo, lba mod, lbanet, mod, online, updates

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:31.


News Feed
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, the Magicball Network