Time to clean up the mess

Begin again

So, I’ve finally got my stuff together, life has settled down, and the mojo to get back to my projects. I have a lot to post on other art projects I’ve done in the past (cough) couple years, but first, I figured I’d give an update on where I am with the Arena Depixelization Project. Yes, it’s still on.

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Testing

I have loaded up the textures into OpenTesArena. It allows very easy testing of levels without having to play the game. You can just select what level at the menu screen and load it. Right out the gate, I’m thrilled with the starter dungeon. No need to mess with that.

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More testing

However, the wall textures in the very next main quest dungeon are too jarring. So I have already toned them down for next iteration (not pictured below).

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Then I skipped to the 3rd main quest dungeon and found these round blob walls that just don’t cut it. So next I will clean those up. My will systematically go through them all until there are sufficiently aesthetic pleasing (or tolerable) then I will release ADP 1.0.

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Limitations of Arena

There will be limitation right now, as the texture combination for some levels is very off. Maybe one day, OpenTesArena will allow us to edit the level files and add new textures. Then we’d be able to make matching or complimentary “tile sets” for each level, adding cohesion and variety overall. But, until then, this is what we got.

– Martin

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