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Quasimodo
21-05-08, 01:12
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Introduction:
The goal of this contest is to mod a level from TR Anniversary or TR Legend to make it look like one of the rumoured locations for TR Underworld. Level mods are an ambitious undertaking; you may work on your own or in a team (recommended).


Deadline for Entries:
Tuesday, June 17th deadline extended! - Tuesday, July 1st

Rules and Guidelines:

Your team may mod one level only
It is recommended that teams do not exceed 5 members each
Try to spread the workload evenly; treat your teammates with kindness and respect
Make your mods as detailed and creative as possible; almost no textures should be left un-modded! :mis:
Mods may include NPCs(non-playable characters, the animals, the bosses) mods and outfit mods



Rumoured Underworld Locations:
Here's some ideas gathered from articles about TRU. Clicking on the links takes you to some google image search results about some ruins and ancient temples from those places, a great way to pick up some inspiration! :)

-Mexico level (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=aztec+ruins&um=1&ie=UTF-8)
-Underwater levels (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=underwater+ruins&btnG=Search+Images)
-Norse level (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=norse+mythology&btnG=Search+Images)
-Cambodia level (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=cambodia+ruins&btnG=Search+Images)
-Nighttime level(s) - imagine Egypt at night! (http://images.google.com/images?q=night+temple&btnG=Search+Images&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&sa=2)
-Moon level (http://images.google.com/images?q=moon+base&btnG=Search+Images&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&sa=2)
-Burned down Croft Manor level (http://images.google.com/images?q=burned+ruins&btnG=Search+Images&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&sa=2)
-Vatican (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=vatican&btnG=Search+Images)
-Australia (http://images.google.com/images?q=australian+outback&btnG=Search+Images&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&sa=2)
-Mesopotamia (http://images.google.com/images?q=babylon&btnG=Search+Images&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&sa=2)
-Or any location you'd like to see in Underworld

On the Hub are lists of levels in Legend (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/tr7/index.html) and Anniversary (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/tran/index.html).


Have fun and let your imagination run wild!:D

zipper
21-05-08, 19:55
Id so deeply want to say Im in - but: you know Im currently out of service - my pc ****** up :hea:

Clara [CA]
21-05-08, 20:00
Aw, zipper :( That's too bad. I might give this a try if I find the time. ;)

scion05
21-05-08, 20:39
Omg, i cannot wait to see the entries :jmp: :p :jmp:

Mytly
21-05-08, 21:21
Off to a flying start! :tmb:

May I suggest giving a little more time for the entries? Not everyone works at Zipper's supersonic speed. ;) Also, since there is another modding competition also going on, some people may want to enter both, which means they would need more time.

Quasimodo
21-05-08, 22:02
Off to a flying start! :tmb:

May I suggest giving a little more time for the entries? Not everyone works at Zipper's supersonic speed. ;) Also, since there is another modding competition also going on, some people may want to enter both, which means they would need more time.

Good point - I've added two more weeks to the entry deadline :)

New deadline for entries: Tuesday, July 1st

The Great Chi
21-05-08, 22:11
How do we get information on how Underworld levels look ?

I have not been following Underword threads, as I wanted it all to be a suprise when I get the game.

Quasimodo
21-05-08, 22:17
How do we get information on how Underworld levels look ?

I have not been following Underword threads, as I wanted it all to be a suprise when I get the game.

We'll mostly be using our imaginations to figure out how our levels should look. There's also plenty of ancient civilisations associated with each of the rumoured locations to give us something to start with. For example, if someone wanted to do a Mesopotamian theme, they might want to make one of Anniversary's Egypt levels look like the gates of Babylon:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa212/quasiraider2/ishtar_gate.jpg
The Egypt levels have lots of brick-like textures that would translate well into the blue glazed brick facade of the Ishtar Gate :tmb:

McGloomy
21-05-08, 22:32
Hey, sounds interesting, but unfortunately I don't want to look at the artwork in the first post... I was freaked out and scrolled down as fast as I could. :p
Can I join without breaking my strict anti-spoiler policy?

tampi
21-05-08, 22:32
Ey people..... :)
What happen here! :cln:
Looks like very nice idea!!! :cool:, but you must know that I havn't much time:o :(

Quasimodo
21-05-08, 22:34
Hey, sounds interesting, but unfortunately I don't want to look at the artwork in the first post... I was freaked out and scrolled down as fast as I could. :p
Can I join without breaking my strict anti-spoiler policy?

How thoughtless of me :o I've removed the offending pics.

The Great Chi
21-05-08, 22:37
Have we any idea what outfits she will have in Underworld, or do we go for imagination, like a Hawian grass skirt or a Welsh Miner with headlamp :D

Quasimodo
21-05-08, 22:40
Have we any idea what outfits she will have in Underworld, or do we go for imagination, like a Hawian grass skirt or a Welsh Miner with headlamp :D

Spoiler(don't quote)--->we just know she has the shorts outfit and the trousers outfit from the renders we've seen<---Spoiler

but yeah, once again we'll be using our imaginations to create outfits related to our level mods, too :)

McGloomy
21-05-08, 22:47
How thoughtless of me :o I've removed the offending pics.
Wow, thank you! :hug:
I know that a quick look at concept art won't kill me, but it's awesome you take my objection seriously. After that I can't say no of course. I'm in, and I already got a great idea. :tmb:

tampi
21-05-08, 22:49
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I can use this for a little lunar transformation :)

Quasimodo
21-05-08, 22:51
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I can use this for a little lunar transformation :)

:eek: looks like a completely different level!:tmb:
is it uploaded on the Hub?

tampi
21-05-08, 22:53
:eek: looks like a completely different level!:tmb:
is it uploaded on the Hub?

Many time ago! This was the first level modding of all the times ;):)
And I can say that the better :p:D

drakl0r
22-05-08, 02:03
seems like a great competition:D

tomblover
22-05-08, 13:58
I may or may not enter. :)

It depends, really.

khFREAK
23-05-08, 06:07
sorry quasi but I'm going to have to just view this comp. :(

My PC isn't capable of making Level Mods. I found that out the hard way after almost destroying the PC for my 'Sin City' mod
:hea:

Tomb Raider Master
23-05-08, 08:14
is it uploaded on the Hub?
Of course. (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/tr7/modding/other01.html) :wve:

Quasimodo
25-05-08, 01:02
Of course. (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/tr7/modding/other01.html) :wve:

Thanks for the link :tmb:

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On second thought, having a deadline to create teams is unnecessary. The deadline is far away enough for everyone to organize teams or create an entry on their own at their leisure; so I got rid of the team-forming deadline on the first post.

The deadline for entries is:
Tuesday, July 1st

There's lots of cool level mods around for inspiration, some of them are showcased by Mytly here (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=81800&page=29), and at least eight modded levels were featured (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=121446) in the last competition which Zipper hosted. Several more level mods are available at the Hub, here (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/tran/modding/other02.html) for TRA and here (http://www.tombraiderhub.com/tr7/modding/other01.html) for TRL.

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Level modding tips and resources:

Texture resources
ShareCG (http://www.sharecg.com/b/6/textures)
Absolute Background Textures (http://www.grsites.com/archive/textures/)
DeviantArt Textures (http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/textures/)
DeviantArt stock images of nature (http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/textures/), animals (http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/animals/), http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/places/, plants (http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/plants/), and more (http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/)

Tips

Don't try to log all the textures at once. When I modded Peru to look like a medieval village, I logged textures in separate logfiles such as 'NPCs'(the villagers, Anaya, and the mercenaries), 'Shacks'(the village buildings, ground, etc), and 'Props'(fruit stands, vehicles, barrels, boxes, etc.) This made it easier to go back and change things because the textures were divided by category.
Search Google for 'panoramic' images if you want to mod the skyline. Skylines are very tricky to make seamless, but the effect is more than worth it.
Play with colour and scale adjustments if a texture isn't quite working out with the rest of the mod. For example, maybe a wall texture would look better with smaller bricks or more reddish bricks.
If you find a texture you like, but it isn't seamless, there's plenty of tutorials you can find with a Google search (http://www.google.com/search?q=make+seamless+textures&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a).

The Great Chi
25-05-08, 23:36
Ok, heres my entry, and as I love Science Fiction, it has to be the Moon Base.

A movie 'Moonbase Alien Attack :eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEJSeu2YMqQ

And A little story to go with my modding :cln:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa2.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa3.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa4.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa5.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa6.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa7.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa8.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa9.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa10.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa11.jpg

Inscrutible :D

Dia2blo
26-05-08, 01:28
^^ That mini story made me laugh. Great work!!!

BTW not to sound dumb, but if you were on the moon, would the earth look really big?

Quasimodo
26-05-08, 02:18
Ok, heres my entry, and as I love Science Fiction, it has to be the Moon Base. so here is a little story to go with my modding :cln:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa1.jpg[/IMG]

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa2.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa3.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa4.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa5.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa6.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa7.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa8.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa9.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa10.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa11.jpg

Inscrutible :D

Excellent work and presentation, Chi :tmb:

The Great Chi
26-05-08, 04:32
Excellent work and presentation, Chi :tmb:Thanks, I picked this specific level so I had 'Aliens with designer clothing' already there :D

^^ That mini story made me laugh. Great work!!!
BTW not to sound dumb, but if you were on the moon, would the earth look really big?I think the Earth is seen roughly as the same size as the moon, but as I have never been on the moon, don't quote me :p

zipper
26-05-08, 05:51
TGC :vlol: you got all the aces! :D :tmb:

McGloomy
26-05-08, 09:53
I think the Earth is seen roughly as the same size as the moon, but as I have never been on the moon, don't quote me :p
The diameter of the Earth is roughly 3.5 times as big as the Moon's diameter, so the Earth would appear that big when you see it from the moon. I think you illustrated that very authentical. Nice mod! :tmb:

The Great Chi
26-05-08, 10:14
I must have been lucky then :vlol:

Here is the actual modded texture that moves in the level. I was going to take the darkened clouds out, but it looked more dramatic with them in. The Earth actually moves with the clouds so it looks good, going over the level, once every two minutes :eek:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/TRAEXEsky.jpg

C.C. 13
27-05-08, 20:36
So we post are levels here on 1st Juli?

Quasimodo
27-05-08, 22:06
So we post are levels here on 1st Juli?

Yes, that's the last day to submit your completed level :)

C.C. 13
28-05-08, 16:54
Yes, that's the last day to submit your completed level :)

OMG,I gotta hurry! :)
Thanks BTW!!!

The Great Chi
30-05-08, 21:57
Has no-one made a start yet ?

I feel so all alone with the only entry so far :p

Come on :D

Quasimodo
31-05-08, 00:35
Has no-one made a start yet ?

I feel so all alone with the only entry so far :p

Come on :D

The deadline is still a ways a way; McGloomy and I are planning a level mod for this comp, though. Don't worry, you definitely won't be the only entrant :)

Mytly
31-05-08, 10:00
Nice moon base level and story, Chi. :tmb:

Pipolinne
31-05-08, 13:25
I think is harder to create a level based upon a specific theme,requiring research,rather than a totally free one.Something tells me that's why people are taking so long :D!

Ward Dragon
31-05-08, 17:22
I think is harder to create a level based upon a specific theme,requiring research,rather than a totally free one.Something tells me that's why people are taking so long :D!

That's a nice way of saying I'm lazy, but you've got a point :vlol: :D

Quasimodo
31-05-08, 22:59
I think is harder to create a level based upon a specific theme,requiring research,rather than a totally free one.Something tells me that's why people are taking so long :D!

That and we have a month's time to complete the entries ;)

*There is some wiggle room for the theme, as your level idea can be "any place you'd like Lara to visit in Tomb Raider: Underworld"

Ward Dragon
01-06-08, 01:32
Larson_1988 and I are working together on the Burning Manor level :D

Veralsy
01-06-08, 06:28
Ok, heres my entry, and as I love Science Fiction, it has to be the Moon Base. so here is a little story to go with my modding :cln:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa2.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa3.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa4.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa5.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa6.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa7.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa8.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa9.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa10.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/B%20team/spa11.jpg

Inscrutible :D

I like this entrie :tmb:
Keep up creating mods, guys :wve:

drakl0r
01-06-08, 06:58
I'd like to enter, but level mods.... so many textures to be modded. If i got the time i'll try to make one...

Quasimodo
01-06-08, 07:14
McGloomy and I are working on a Norse/Viking-themed level:D



I'd like to enter, but level mods.... so many textures to be modded. If i got the time i'll try to make one...
It helps to find a teammate :tmb: That way the workload isn't so staggering!

Pipolinne
01-06-08, 17:55
That and we have a month's time to complete the entries ;)

*There is some wiggle room for the theme, as your level idea can be "any place you'd like Lara to visit in Tomb Raider: Underworld"

Indeed,that's also a reason,lol. But it's a difference between any place we would like Lara to visit,or follow the rumoured locations,which,though rumours,were quite precise .

Anyway,I'm preparing myself to vote for the best Egyptian level :vlol:!

Jen,I'm sure you'll make the level :D!

khFREAK
14-06-08, 08:28
wow. this thread hasn't been approached for a while.. anyone going to enter? :D

Quasimodo
14-06-08, 11:12
wow. this thread hasn't been approached for a while.. anyone going to enter? :D

There's two teams entering so far that I know of :)

Mytly
15-06-08, 06:24
Anyone care to share what they are working on? It's pretty dull for those of us on the sidelines, where we have no clue what anyone's doing. ;)

Ward Dragon
15-06-08, 15:38
Anyone care to share what they are working on? It's pretty dull for those of us on the sidelines, where we have no clue what anyone's doing. ;)

Larson_1988 and I are doing the Burned Manor. Quasimodo and McGloomy are doing a Norse level. The Great Chi did the Moonbase :)

Off topic: I love your new avatar :D

Mytly
16-06-08, 20:02
Larson_1988 and I are doing the Burned Manor. Quasimodo and McGloomy are doing a Norse level. The Great Chi did the Moonbase :)
Any more info? maybe even a screenshot or so of the work-in-progress? :)

Off topic: I love your new avatar :D
Thanks. :D

The Great Chi
19-06-08, 18:35
Where all the entries ? come on you guys lets see some mods :D

I have added a short streaming video to my entry so you can see my MoonBase getting attacked :eek:

Watch out for those raptor aliens in their fancy blue outfits :D

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=2730277&postcount=23

Quasimodo
21-06-08, 02:01
Just popping in to the forums for a bit- although I won't have the time to participate in any competitions for a while, I'll still set up the voting and results threads for this and the comic competition :tmb:

Mytly
02-07-08, 21:06
Is anyone still entering this competition? Quasimodo has dropped out, and The Great Chi has submitted his entry. But what about Ward Dragon & Larson? If you two are also dropping out, then the competition will have to be closed, since there don't seem to be any other participants. :(

Ward Dragon
02-07-08, 21:15
For some reason I thought we had another week :o I don't know if we're dropping out or not. We got kind of distracted, but we did a little work on it yesterday. I have to check with Larson.

Mytly
02-07-08, 21:26
Even so - just two entries doesn't make much of a competition. I would suggest simply working on your mod whenever you have the time, but only as a regular mod, and forgetting about this competition. However, it's up to you.

The Great Chi
02-07-08, 22:32
This is so dissapointing, and after me making an extended version of my video, as well :D

'Moonbase Alien Attack'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEJSeu2YMqQ

So does this make me the instant winner, no I am to humble to say that :p

Quasimodo
09-07-08, 05:43
This is so dissapointing, and after me making an extended version of my video, as well :D

'Moonbase Alien Attack'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEJSeu2YMqQ

So does this make me the instant winner, no I am to humble to say that :p

You've earned a GOLDEN LARA
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa212/quasiraider2/goldtrophy.jpg
for your awesome moon base level mod! :D You've got a great imagination and wicked sense of humour!

Clara [CA]
09-07-08, 06:00
Is anyone still entering this competition? Quasimodo has dropped out, and The Great Chi has submitted his entry. But what about Ward Dragon & Larson? If you two are also dropping out, then the competition will have to be closed, since there don't seem to be any other participants. :(
It's always a shame but I think Mytly is right. I'll close this at the request of the poster since everyone is too busy or lost interest. Congratulations, The Great Chi, you totally deserve your award :tmb: Let's get back to the regular thread (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=77555) and don't forget to vote for the Song Modding Competition (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=129166).