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coldplay_josh_106
20th Feb 2004, 10:51
Is there gunna be any snow in thief 3, i love snow in games!

thegrommit
20th Feb 2004, 12:17
It could make for an interesting exercise - how to get across an area when you know your footprints will give you away.

coldplay_josh_106
20th Feb 2004, 14:56
Im likeing that idea man! there was snow in the last two but it wasnt as good as it could have been!

It would set such a scene though, Garrett running across the rooftops of a snow covered city in the moon light!

tigershark
21st Feb 2004, 02:50
Originally posted by coldplay_josh_106
Im likeing that idea man! there was snow in the last two but it wasnt as good as it could have been!

It would set such a scene though, Garrett running across the rooftops of a snow covered city in the moon light!

... and he slips off and dies.

that would actually be a really cool game mechanic, slipping surfaces so you have to be careful.

but maybe not... the footprints suggestion seems more concievable.

HOC
21st Feb 2004, 03:02
be better if it was like a secret mission. then ya could have snowball fights with the guards and such! weeeeeeee!

Shadow Thief
26th Feb 2004, 15:54
I thought the snowy level in the Thievery Unreal mod was the best level of their mod, I'd love to see snow as well...

Gumdrop
26th Feb 2004, 16:19
Originally posted by tigershark
that would actually be a really cool game mechanic, slipping surfaces so you have to be careful.This is actually possible to achieve in T2 by altering texture properties. :)

GlasW0lf
26th Feb 2004, 16:48
Of course, there was that ice in the maw wasn't there? The devs haven't confirmed or denied any weather effects in T3 despite being asked, which I guess implies that there aren't any. There's nothing like weather effects to set a mood - look at the "A Winter's Eve" mission in Calendra's Legacy, you're shivering with cold as you wander around the streets.

Gumdrop
26th Feb 2004, 21:24
Well it's raining in the preview video, and the Havok engine obviously handles those sort of effects. Then again... Havok also handles water nicely and that seems to be missing too. :confused:

coldplay_josh_106
26th Feb 2004, 22:43
Where can I find this preview video everyones tlkin about?

Jareware
26th Feb 2004, 22:45
There indeed was snow & slippery surfaces in either Thief I or II. And at least Unreal Tournament 2003 has a pretty nice effect of falling snow, so if they're modifying an Unreal engine I can't see why not make use of the effect (at least visually) since it most likely is there by default.


-JR-

wipeoutxl21
26th Feb 2004, 23:56
Originally posted by coldplay_josh_106
Im likeing that idea man! there was snow in the last two but it wasnt as good as it could have been!

It would set such a scene though, Garrett running across the rooftops of a snow covered city in the moon light!

If you want to experience go download the circle of stone and shadow FM. Its got snow and all that jazz with roof tops. Its at night too! Its sweet.

GlasW0lf
27th Feb 2004, 01:18
Originally posted by coldplay_josh_106
Where can I find this preview video everyones tlkin about?
I think he just means the one on the official site (http://www.thief3.com/).

wipeoutxl21
27th Feb 2004, 01:49
I think he means this one

http://komag.net/stuff/

Optik45
27th Feb 2004, 02:27
Originally posted by coldplay_josh_106
Im likeing that idea man! there was snow in the last two but it wasnt as good as it could have been!

It would set such a scene though, Garrett running across the rooftops of a snow covered city in the moon light!


Hrmm Snow would be really cool (haha get IT!) anyways, I dont remember snow in the first two games, thats sad cause I've only played them a dozen times. Refresh my memory. What levels was the snow in?

The weather affect that I really really want to see....Lightning! Elderscrolls Morrowind had some great lightning storms.

Jareware
27th Feb 2004, 10:44
Optik45, for example the level in T2 where you followed the trail of blood in the woods or where ever. In that level there was a section divided into areas that each represented a season. Winter was included. There even were icicles that blocked your way, which you had to destroy w/ your sword in order to advance. Sorry Optik45 that you have done this a dozen times and still forgotten all about it. :cool:


-JR-

Optik45
27th Feb 2004, 17:17
Ahh yes. I remember the snow of course, I Could not remember actually snow falling.

coldplay_josh_106
27th Feb 2004, 18:27
If you want to experience go download the circle of stone and shadow FM. Its got snow and all that jazz with roof tops. Its at night too! Its sweet.

whats the name of the FM and where can i get it?

wipeoutxl21
27th Feb 2004, 19:17
Originally posted by coldplay_josh_106
whats the name of the FM and where can i get it?

Normally this link will get you to the website for it.....

http://cosas.ttlg.com/

but its not currently working (server might be down temporarly). Anyways, just keep trying that link. It will probably be back up sometime today. Its the first part of a 3-part series. You should be able to download it from their website.

EDIT: If you cant get it to work you can always IM me on AIM and ill send you the mission. My name is "Noata21" on AIM.

SNAKE-LORD
29th Feb 2004, 18:36
i believe there is an fm that has snow in it.
so get that to find out if you leave foot tracks in snow.