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    Spark Editor

    So I know we have had mappers here in the past. I played with it for an hour or two over the last couple days. Seems pretty good, although quite buggy (as expected). I have never given mapping a try, but may do so with NS2s launch. Making a full scale map is probably a long and tedious process, but like anything else in life its nice to look at the whole product when you are finished.

    What are your thoughts? (or if you haven't tried it why not!).


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    Re: Spark Editor

    There is a screenshot thread here for anyone interested in seeing what people are coming up with. I am excited to see what UWE and more importantly fans put out eventually.


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    Re: Spark Editor

    Some of the cooler shots from the screenshot thread.









    My crappy go at it with the editor LOL.



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    I've been trying to DL the editor, but our service provider here is a real pita.
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    Re: Spark Editor

    I ran into the 'wrong configuration' error the one day I gave it a shot. Haven't attempted to play with it since they posted the fix. I last played around with a CounterStrike map (I did not release it) for the original CS. While fairly basic the main issues I had were with the lighting not showing until I compiled the map, I am hopeful that this one is more enjoyable to use due to the real time lighting.

    Most of the screenshots in that thread are very, very dark and I cannot make out detail. If you have used the editor do the screenshots come out darker than it looks in the editor?
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    Re: Spark Editor

    Quote Originally Posted by snooggums View Post
    Most of the screenshots in that thread are very, very dark and I cannot make out detail. If you have used the editor do the screenshots come out darker than it looks in the editor?
    I think it is just the look people are going for. I personally like the darker vibe I get from all these creations. I think a dark environment would be great with this game, although too much of that kind of thing could give skulks a bit of an edge. Of course no point speaking about balance till we are actually able to test these maps.


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    Re: Spark Editor

    So I see that the spark editor is just about the only updates NS2's website is talking about. They wanted to release NS2 before the end of the year...but obviously missed that as well. With preorders being taken still, is there any news on when this game will actually come out? Or anyone with a good guess as to what's going on with this game since their trailer a while back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avs View Post
    So I see that the spark editor is just about the only updates NS2's website is talking about. They wanted to release NS2 before the end of the year...but obviously missed that as well. With preorders being taken still, is there any news on when this game will actually come out? Or anyone with a good guess as to what's going on with this game since their trailer a while back?
    Considering they have only released 2 screenshots, no gameplay footage. There is no playable alpha yet, I would say 6 months, at least. Maybe end of the year even. I never thought they would make fall 2009, but I thought they had their things together better then they do.


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    Re: Spark Editor

    Optimistically I've just been assuming they've been throwing out the updates to the Spark editor because it's something tangible that the community can toy with while drawing attention away from the lack of actual game-related updates. Makes the release seem closer with something in hand, I suppose.

    I want to believe it's because they're pushing forward behind the scenes and are dangling the shiny editor thingie in an effort to keep people from demanding constant updates on the game itself. While the actual updates were reassuring that they were still going forward, I find that I'd rather know less about the finished product so the experience isn't tainted by misinformed expectations.

    The pessimist in me though says that the editor is more meant to temporarily appease those who pre-ordered on a premise of a fall 2009 delivery. To that end I feel a bit cheated, since the game updates since then suggest it wasn't that Unknown Worlds set a mark and missed it- it's that they set a date they should've known they could never meet. I have a feeling that part of the missed targets is owing to those guys deciding to try and add more stuff rather than polish what they had planned to take to market, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyzcrak View Post
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    Re: Spark Editor

    Quote Originally Posted by Avs View Post
    So I see that the spark editor is just about the only updates NS2's website is talking about. They wanted to release NS2 before the end of the year...but obviously missed that as well. With preorders being taken still, is there any news on when this game will actually come out? Or anyone with a good guess as to what's going on with this game since their trailer a while back?
    I'd put the over/under on the final gold version at about mid-July.

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    Re: Spark Editor

    Well, I guess I'll check in 6 months then.

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