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[HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« on: January 16, 2016, 11:12:25 am »
Dear soldiers,

'as Soldat is getting more and more beautiful, one of the most-used mods has deserved some polishing, too'
- that's what I thought, when I decided to remake the famous Neon-Ring explosion created by SK.

Now I'm pretty happy to release my HD version of the Neon-Ring mod:



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How to use it:
1. Download the attached .zip file.
2. Extract the .zip file.
2. Create a folder in Soldat\mods, put the extracted files in there and run Soldat with Soldat Mod Starter
or copy the extracted files directly into Soldat\ folder and overwrite existing files.
3. Be happy. :3

What I did:
- remade all files from scratch, with 450% resolution of the original mod
- centred all images to make them properly aligned
- slightly modified the animation: explosion with more impact, smoother fading-out
- replaced smoke1-smoke10.png and bigsmoke&bigsmoke2.png with transparent files

Credits:
All credits belong to me. Feel free to modify the files in any way you would like to. If you re-release the mod (modified or not), I will be thankful if you name me as original author.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2016, 06:39:02 am by CCalp »

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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 01:29:29 pm »
Good job again, Calp! I've been using neon ring explosions since always, now it's even more cool to have it polished to the max. Thanks.


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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 05:27:53 pm »
One of the coolest explosions out there :D
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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 10:50:20 am »
Thanks for doing it especially for me. I had to do one tweak only - remove the explosion smoke. but it's just the way I like it.
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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 11:12:15 am »
I had to do one tweak only - remove the explosion smoke. but it's just the way I like it.
You mean smoke1-10.png in explosion\ folder? Ye, I have removed them, too (as seen on the pic). I think it's way better like that, but wanted to give everyone the choice to decide on his own. Thanks for pointing it out, and glad you like it :)

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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 12:54:24 pm »
Not only these but big smokes as well.
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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 10:32:34 am »
Thanks!
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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 10:45:53 am »
Thank you!


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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 01:37:58 pm »
How come when I added this, the explosion graphics were displaced, to the bottom right by like 1/5th of the screen, away from the actual explosion

Does it have to do with me having a custom resolution or having "Scale interface" unchecked

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Re: Neon-Ring Explosion [HD REMAKE]
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 02:57:31 pm »
How come when I added this, the explosion graphics were displaced, to the bottom right by like 1/5th of the screen, away from the actual explosion

Could you provide us with a screenshot, or better yet a video of the issue?

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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 02:59:59 pm »
How come when I added this, the explosion graphics were displaced, to the bottom right by like 1/5th of the screen, away from the actual explosion

Does it have to do with me having a custom resolution or having "Scale interface" unchecked

Scale interface shouldn't affect this. What will affect it is the scale.ini file, so make sure you have that one right (it really sounds like that is the problem). The one in the zip should work fine.

Or maybe you're just playing 1.6.9 ;P
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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2016, 05:57:06 am »
What is the upper left white square?

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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2016, 06:04:55 am »
How come when I added this, the explosion graphics were displaced, to the bottom right by like 1/5th of the screen, away from the actual explosion

Does it have to do with me having a custom resolution or having "Scale interface" unchecked
Scale interface shouldn't affect this. What will affect it is the scale.ini file, so make sure you have that one right (it really sounds like that is the problem). The one in the zip should work fine.

Or maybe you're just playing 1.6.9 ;P
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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2016, 07:56:58 am »
What is the upper left white square?


Yeah i get the same, I can't figure out which smoke/fire file it is to remove it :(
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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2016, 08:11:50 am »
I haven't removed any files when I was removing smoke effects. I've just made all of these files empty transparent pngs. I've changed all the smoke in explosion (10 files I think, should really be a spritesheet and not 10 different files, but oh well) and 2 files for bigsmoke (just one folder higher from explosion).
« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 12:02:04 pm by Furai »
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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2016, 10:52:27 am »
In fact, you probably GET the square because you just deleted the files rather than replacing them with empty .pngs.

EDIT: Unless I read wrong and you didn't do anything at all. In which case, no clue.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 10:57:34 am by Monsteri »
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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2016, 05:35:12 pm »
I haven't removed any files when I was removing smoke effects. I've just made all of these files empty transparent pngs. I've changed all the smoke in explosion (10 files I think, should really be a spritesheet and not 10 different files, but oh well) and 2 files for bigsmoke (just one folder higher from explosion).

Yup that was it all fixed now, cheers!
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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2016, 05:47:50 pm »
Thanks for pointing that out, guys!

Do you think I should provide this mod with transparent smoke files?

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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2016, 07:23:44 pm »
Release with transparent smoke files.
Atleast not put the zipped files in a folder, unless you can replace the whole folder.

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Re: [HD REMAKE] Neon-Ring Explosion
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2016, 06:41:20 am »
Alright, I have updated the download: Now there are blank smoke1-smoke10 & bigsmoke(2) files included, so you can just go and copy the whole content to your Soldat\ folder without need for any further change.
Thanks for your help, guys.