Hello, I’m part of a mod team that’s been alive for 2 years now and is on the brink of collapse. I’ve personally been on the team for about a year and invested literally upwards if 100 hours modeling various objects for the mod. The problem is, we were going to make this mod a regular Half Life 2 mod done in C++ or whatever, but we have never been able to get our hands on a competent coder who is willing to do that, and two days ago the mod team leader said he’s done and wants to close the mod. I convinced him to let me try to get it done Garry’s Mod with LUA, so here I am, asking for help from you.
The basic premise of the mod is from an anime called Eureka 7 (bear with me) where mechs fly around in the air on boards that surf around on special particles that make them seem like mid-air surf boards. This image should explain that idea pretty well:
Terminus Type R606 LFO.
We’ve had a pretty big following on ModDB, even rising to the #1 most popular mod spot on ModDB after some of our updates, but that was really because of our lofty goals. We had intended to have a lobby area and mech customization and all sorts of crazy things including a worldwide rank and whatnot, but that probably isn’t doable in LUA, so I am willing to drop my expectations to a very simple dogfighting game mode.
Some examples of the models I have created for this so far:
Nirvash TypeZero LFO (sorry for the pose)
Monsoono Type20 Military KLF
Terminus Type R606 again
Nirvash again showing how flight is expected to look
Gekko SL-1200 Mk-II (doesn’t really have a place in the mod now but it’s there)
Mag604 shoulder mounten gun
Blue-TAC1 energy cannon (a laser)
Moller hand-held shotgun
As you can see we have a ton of models done, but what about maps. G3njo has been hard at work on making maps too, and I think we have two but I haven’t seen any of it myself. Here’s some screens from our most polished map though:
Ignore the mech in this picture.
A ton of effort has been put into making some great models and environments to fly in, but it’s about to all have been put to waste. If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
What we are asking for:
Flight system. This doesn’t have to be fancy, but the fancier the better. It can be straight trajectory based flight for all I care, simply accelerating in the direction the mouse is pointing when pushing “W”, or even better would be a system with banking and turning like on a wave. We of course already have the animations for these.
A system for picking which mech you fly in. I’m not sure if this can be done with a buy menu or what? We want mechs with different Speed, Armor and Weapon values.
I feel like I’m forgetting something but that is the basing premise. I think this has the ability to become a really big and popular thing so I’d love any help that could be given.
For more info, see our ModDB: http://www.moddb.com/mods/lift-a-eureka-seven-mod
Contact me via PM or e-mail at CadetBailey@gmail.com
Thanks in advance.