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Thread: A time-lapse video: How "Darkness Walk With Us!" was made

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: The Inverted Manse

    A time-lapse video: How "Darkness Walk With Us!" was made

    Hi all,

    During the creation of "Darkness Walk With Us!" for the 20th anniversary contest I kept all the save files. Here is all the 1948 saves and one year worth of work compressed into 3 minutes. I recommend watching it in full-screen. I hope you'll enjoy it:




    I strongly suggest watching this video after you have played the mission, as it might spoil the experience.

    And I'd like to use this opportunity to remind people that you don't need TFix to play this mission, but if you already have it installed you'll need to update to TFix 1.26a or later. The mission will warn you if there is a problem.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: On the tip of your tongue.
    Wow that's awesome! I think my own process would look very different - you'd see tons of blue terrain going down, and then gradually see dots of red and yellow cropping up all over the place!

    How did you make the video?

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Brilliant - thank you for posting.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2016
    Thanks for sharing!

    I found it amusing that the lost city temple is just beyond the wall from the inn. That's something you really don't think about when playing.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: Minnesota
    Building a level looks so easy in a time-lapse, like it should only take a few hours to build a mission instead of a year. Loved this glimpse into your process.

  6. #6
    Master Builder 2018
    Registered: Jan 2008
    Location: The lovers the dreamers and me
    This is great!! Haven't played it yet, but couldn't resist the glimpse into your build.. really looking forward to playing. And.. LOVE the title you chose for your mission.

  7. #7
    Master Builder 2018
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Wow, that was awesome! What a great idea.. thanks for sharing this.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Washington
    That was a fascinating look behind the scenes.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: The Inverted Manse
    nicked: I wrote a bunch of scripts to open each file in DromEd, switch to the view from above, toggle solo view, zoom a few times, move the camera to the centre of the map, take a screenshot and quit.
    Then I cropped all the resulting images and made a video out of them, 11 images per second.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Ireland/Poland
    Quote Originally Posted by Haplo View Post
    Here is all the 1948 saves (...)
    Ah, couldn't you just create 50 backup files more? Would be so symbolic...

    Nice job - I love all kind of time lapses!

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2011
    Neat to see how your mission developed over time! Gonna have to make a time lapse for my mission now.

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: The Inverted Manse
    Quote Originally Posted by PinkDot View Post
    Ah, couldn't you just create 50 backup files more? Would be so symbolic...

    Nice job - I love all kind of time lapses!
    I'll be releasing an update after the voting period is over. I'll make sure I make exactly 50 more saves!

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Normally I'm in the batcave.
    This was so freaking hypnotic...I want this as a screensaver.

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    Very cool, Haplo! Do you have an estimate how many hours you worked on Darkness Walk With Us?

    Your mission turned out fantastic, by the way. One of my favorite missions with an emphasis on puzzling-solving right now.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: The Inverted Manse
    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    Very cool, Haplo! Do you have an estimate how many hours you worked on Darkness Walk With Us?

    Your mission turned out fantastic, by the way. One of my favorite missions with an emphasis on puzzling-solving right now.
    Thanks. Around 400 hours.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    That is impressive.

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