New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

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New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Semjay » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:35 am

Zahlto - Explorers Emporium



Ella Darrington, quite the entrepreneur, is about to open the first shop in the Cavern. Catering for explorers and sightseers, the Explorers' Emporium is stocked with essentials and souvenirs. Purchase a replacement KI strap, an original artwork, or choose from a range of T-shirts, there's something for everyone!
But, why are some people starting to get annoyed with her? Where does Ella get her stock from? And what has she got hidden away down in the cellar for her "special" customers?

Find the keys and solve the mystery!



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Here's the link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohrr5f1yk4ory ... 8.zip?dl=0


As usual, unpack the zip file and save it to your Pots folder.

Please note, this Age is NOT suitable for multi-players.
There are a LOT of clickables and animations - can you find them all?



I would love to have your comments and answer any questions!

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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Deledrius » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:51 am

Awesome! Can't wait to explore! :D
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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Emor D'ni Lap » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:09 pm

Congratulations, Semjay!

It's SO difficult to get a project to completion, I'm so happy for you to have done this!
I've only peeked into the first several spaces, but I'm very impressed with your detailed texturing work and especially the attention you put into lighting.

It'll be a few months before I can savor the full Age, really looking forward to it!
Thanks for what looks like an outstanding contribution.
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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Dulcamara » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:00 pm

Hello Semjay,
I found all the T-Shirts, what a great idea. :)
It is a wonderful age. You are very lalented
and have made a wonderful athmosphere in your age. I am proud that i could see it befor you made it officiel.
It would be perfect aperfect expandation for Moul a.
But then i think it will only function without the puzzle. So that al player could go to all rooms without a key.

Congratulation, for me your age is perfect. :!: :!:
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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Charura » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:46 pm

Semjay wrote:As usual, unpack the zip file and save it to your Pots folder.


Okay, I'm dumb..can I save it to any Pots folder? I.E.: GOG, Steam, Deep Island, or does it have to be added to the CD version?
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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Semjay » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:41 am

Charura, you have to save it to the Pots location as shown on the UAM tab to run it from Drizzle.

Hope this helps,

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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby dendwaler » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:16 am

Thank you for crafting such a wonderfull age.
I realy enjoy to explore it with all its beautifull visuals.
Its been a long time ago a grafically nice age was submitted.
I know how much work it is to do this .
And you only succeed in it if you realy enjoy building .
I hope r tto see more from you in the years to come.
and to those who haven seen it yet,

What are you waiting for?
Come one , this is worth to visit! :D
Those wonderfull Worlds are called " Ages" , because that is what it takes to build one.

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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Sirius » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:46 am

I finally had the occasion to Link there and wander about for some time (until I came across a locked door, didn't have time to figure out how to open it). But so far this is really some outstanding work and feels really polished ! Congratulations :D
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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby Semjay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:57 pm

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I'm glad you are enjoying my Age.

This is my second attempt at Age creation using 3DSMax. The geometry is mostly planes and cuboids but, as you have guessed, I really enjoy making the materials/textures. And there are a lot of them! I "hand painted" most of them using an art application and some Art Nouveau designs from my Eugene Grasset resource book.

There are hundreds of individual lights in the Age - most of them just give a subtle glow which is picked up by the vertices of the geometry.

There is some complicated logic behind the keys! Each "key" is just a plane with a material/texture on it. When the key is on the table the corresponding door button is inactive. Clicking on the key to "pick it up" makes the door button active and the door animation is enabled. Be careful not to "put the key down" because the door animation is then disabled and you won't be able to open the door!
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If you liked the cobwebs, did you know that you can put them back by clicking on something secret nearby?
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Re: New Age READY: Zahlto - Explorers' Emporium

Postby J'Kla » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:25 am

Brilliant.
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