posted January 25, 2001 02:58 AM
I would like to make a conversion here of a tank from Tread Marks for use in 4x4 Evolution. No specific tank in mind for this. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one it would just be cool to run a tank in a 4x4 offroading game. Aside from that it would hopefully lure some players of 4x4 into the Tread Marks community. This would in theory drum up some additional sales of the TM game as well as just get some "fresh meat" into the multi player games .
I know more or less how the various files in 4x4 work, I just don't know enough about 3D modeling to get it to work. And yes I was going to ask for permission to do this before I released it.
The general idea that I am after here is for a "hover" tank since the vehicles in 4x4 need to have wheels. I was thinking that transparent "wheels" and suspension should do the trick there. I also think that to put a turret on it that the turret will have to be either attached to the body model to be all one piece or attached as a separate file as if it were a KC rack light (glowing barrel?). I'm not really sure.
The tank model itself would have to be modified to where it had no treads and the skin would have to be suitably altered as well. I was also thinking of placing www.treadmarks.com down each side of the tank. Put LDA on a license plate? I don't know, whatever. he he, could be fun to play around with.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Hell, if someone wants to just take the idea and do it themselves then that's great too. I would just love to see a finished product of this regardless of who creates it.
I do realize the suggestion of releasing a model into another game as a form of marketing may be taken as a rather presumptuous idea/ action coming from a "newbie", but I'm not meaning to offend anyone. If one of the "higher-ups" here wants to shoot this idea down before it goes anywhere then go right ahead. But I still like the idea.
Just send some input back in my general direction.
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