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05.11.2013 @ 17:15Does anyone know if it is possible to export models (from a monster as an example) from The Witcher 1 using D'jinni and opening/editing them in a 3D programm like 3DsMax or Blender? I can't really get D'Jinni to run and I am not experienced with it, that's why I ask before I put a lot of time in it and in the end it does not work.
I would love to use some of the models like the Flatterer in Redkit for The Witcher 2, so it would be great if someone knew a little bit about this.
26.10.2013 @ 15:26Old Flotsam Mod
I played a little around with the Flotsam level in Redkit after looking at the Witcher 2 Artbook yesterday. The first pictures in the artbook show Flotsam as a really dark and rainy place without the giant trees leaning over the town wall. Altough I really love the Flotsam we have in The Witcher 2, I thought that I might give it a shot and try recreating the look from the artwork just to see if it is doable.
So basically right now I only erased the trees and some other minor stuff and took the lighting from Lykaon to see how it would look. I wonder, would you guys be interested in a Flotsam with this look? If yes, then I would add different trees, create a lighting that fits the artwork, etc.
Those are two screenshots from Flotsam without trees and using the Lykaon lighting and sky:
04.06.2013 @ 21:38I began building my current Lykaon level in December. Before I worked on it, I was working on another Lykaon level for two months. I also built another level for a trailer in the past.
You can now download the editor files of both levels for you to open in Redkit. You can learn how I worked and you can use those levels for your own mods and adventures. Of course you can also only use them as a foundation and build something new out of it. I won't use those levels again and it would be a shame if they would just lie around on my hard drive doing nothing. Some modders love to do new adventures, but they are just not great fans of level design, so this hopefully helps.
Of course I first posted a thread about it in the Redkit forums, but I hope that some more people will join the Redkit community if I also post it here.
As soon as my levels are uploaded on the Redkit page, I will change my links to the files to "official" ones.
If you should release a mod based on one of my levels it would be nice if you could credit me, but you don't have to do that.
Installation: Unzip the file and copy it into your "TheWitcher2\levels" directory. Now you can open it with Redkit.
1. Old Lykaon
You can expect a big landscape with mountains, forests, a castle and a small village beneath a lake. There are NPCs in this village with a rudimentary daily routine. I have built this level in my first two months of trying out Redkit, so of course not everything is perfect. But I am sure you will be able to see what needs to be done. There are some unfinished areas, but a majority of the level is near completion.
A video about the level:
2. Trailer level
This is a very small mediterranean looking level for you to check out. I guess it is too small to create a big mod, but if you just want to try something out or see a level that looks completely different from the landscapes in The Witcher 2, then this is your chance.
A video with the level:
10.05.2013 @ 10:00
Lykaon will be an adventure with several hours of gameplay and dialogue for The Witcher 2. It is made using Redkit, the official mod tool for the game.
You will be able to explore large landscapes, fight countless enemies and experience a story which will be shaped by the decisions you make.
Lykaon is not finished yet. Presentation and Dialogue are far from finished, there will be a lot more quests, there is no voice acting yet, and of course you will encounter some bugs or other unfinished areas. The adventure also needs to be optimized to run properly, since right now it can only be enjoyed with High End PCs.
For more info, lore, videos, pictures and downloads go to: http://thewitcherlykaon.tumblr.com/
14.03.2013 @ 13:33Hello everybody, I am currently working on a story adventure with Redkit. It takes place roughly 20 years before the games (for all the witcher fans out there: 1252
Geralt and Dandelion act together as a "team" and I'm looking for voice actors right now, so if you would like to help me in creating the adventure, then this is your chance!
I will post a few different dialogues. You can choose the character you want to play and send a sound file with your performance to me.
Geralt and Dandelion have travelled for days and finally they see their destination: A small town on the shore of a river. Geralt seems to get a little mad at Dandelion (but more of the "eye rolling" type of mad)
Geralt: Now this is what I'm talking about. Does this town look like work for a witcher or what?
Dandelion: What do you... eh... what? Walls, housetops, a gate?
Geralt: No, this place got history. Just look at the mountain range surrounding us. Don't you see it?
Dandelion: Well, there's a lot of trees. That's for sure.
Geralt: Ruins. Dwarven and elven ruins to be perfectly exact. I think our experience might tell you that things I usually kill like to live in places like that.
Dandelion: Dwarven and elven ruins to be perfectly exact? Now that's the sort of academic accuracy I love about you.
Geralt: Screw you, Dandelion. We should get going now. A sorceress doesn't like to wait.
Dandelion: Ah, right. We've been travelling for days to meet this woman. Didn't you cast an eye on this Yennefer not too long ago? I remember her half bare bosom like it was yesterday...
Geralt: You're walking on thin ice, friend. I'm meeting Triss Merigold. Yennefer introduced me to her a while ago. She seemed like a decent person and most importantly, like a person who is willing to pay good money for my help.
Dandelion: Does she look pulchritudinous?
Geralt: What are you talking about?
Dandelion: Tush! I asked if she's a beautiful lady... you know what I mean. Witchers and sorceresses tend to like each other. A lot.
Geralt: She has beautiful maroon hair and... bah. You always delay my work. Let's get going! She has a room in the upper floor of the tavern.
Geralt is on his way to a small village. He sees a small market stand at the side of the road and talks to the merchant who sells local food.
Merchant: So, you're a witcher, eh?
Geralt: Indeed, I am.
Merchant: Witchers need to eat, right? Potatoes, Fish...
Geralt: Of course not. We slurp larvae out of tree bark.
Merchant: Eeeew, so you...
Geralt: Listen, we eat usual food like you do. After all I am still human... mostly.
Merchant: I am confused. I really am... Do you want to see my goods?
Geralt and Dandelion met a rich merchant who wanted their help. Some "enviromental druid bastard" blocked the road and Geralt chooses to help the merchant for a lot of orens. "Only talk", of course.
Merchant 3: Finally! You must be the witcher Julian wanted to hire. Please talk to this senile bastard!
Merchant 2: See.. I told you he would come to help us!
Merchant 1: I am impressed! He looks like good business.
Merchant 3: There is some magnificent hair dye in my assortment. Just sayin'.
Druid: Gwynbleidd, the White Wolf. The greatest mass murderer the world has seen since Falka was sent into the pyre.
Geralt: It's nice meeting you, too.
Dandelion: This may become very interesting...
Druid: You dare showing your face in front of me, Bobo, savior of all that is wild and beautiful.
Geralt: People seem to have real problems with my face lately.
Dandelion: That's because you look like a mean bastard, my friend.
Geralt: You have ten seconds to run before I come after you, Dandelion. Let's get this over with.
Druid: I will not move a foot for these people. Especially since they brought you to help them!
Merchant 1: Ha, that was a waste of time!
Merchant 2: How can someone waste our time? We have to wait here and can't move our carts!
Geralt: Druid, I understand your intentions, I really do. And I don't think you are completely wrong. There is just one flaw in your logic.
Druid: Look who talks! The mutant, the abomination of nature talks about logic! So where is the flaw then?
Geralt: You came to save the environment. And how did you do that? You destroyed a bunch of trees to block the road.
Druid: They sacrificed themselves for the greater good!
Geralt: They sacrificed themselves? Really? Did you ask them?
Druid: I don't need to ask anyone, I'm in touch with nature.
The rest of this conversation is a secret.
Geralt and Dandelion talk to Triss about their plans. Triss seems to be amused about Geralt being grumpy.
Geralt: Triss, finally. You have no idea what I had to do to free you.
Triss: I already know from He-Troll. You were heroically collecting mushrooms.
Dandelion: That's exactly what we did. How boring!
Geralt: Let's never talk about that again. Triss, this is Dandelion. I don't know why, but he is a dear friend of mine.
Dandelion: Poet, bard and philanthropist. It is a great pleasure to finally meet you. Geralt didn't exaggerate when he talked about your beauty.
Triss (very amused): He talked about my beauty? Don't act like a monk, Geralt. It seems like they didn't erase all your feelings in Kaer Morhen, right? At least not the "important" ones.
Dandelion: Triss, I already feel like I've known you for years.
Geralt: If you are done talking about me, how about letting me know why you need my help?
Triss: I hope our conversation did not disturb your tight schedule, witcher. Some weeks ago I met a dwarf in Maribor who lives in Lykaon. He told me about an ancient story about a dwarven king, an elven princess and an enormous treasure.
Geralt: A sorceress who wants to dig up gold?
Triss: Of course not. Have you ever heard of Koloham, the dwarven city below the ground?
Geralt: I have heard of it, but there are no cities below ground. Mines and caves maybe, but not whole cities.
Triss: What would you say if we would stand above said city right now?
Geralt: Let's hope the floor doesn't collapse.
Triss: No, really. I am quite sure the city is real. And this dwarf can lead us to the entrance. He's downstairs in the tavern.
Geralt: I still don't believe it, but I'm thirsty. Let's go down there and talk to him.
Just try out anyone you like!