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Discussion in 'Arcanum Discussion' started by DarkSentinel, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. DarkSentinel

    DarkSentinel New Member

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    Hello Everyone!
    Here's a nifty set of custom portraits I've made for Arcanum.
    I actually just started playing for the first time! I've seen the game years ago on store shelves, but it went quickly and became quite hard to find. Now that I finally have it,I couldn't resist putting together my own portrait pack. I hope everyone likes them. Here are a few samples:

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    80 individual portraits total!

    Here is a list of the portraits:
    21 Human Females
    24 Human Males
    05 Elven Females
    06 Elven Male
    03 Half-Elven Female
    06 Half-Elven Males
    05 Dwarf Male
    02 Gnome Male
    04 Halfling Male
    04 Orc Male
    04 Oger Male


    You can download the whole set here:
    http://darksky1.110mb.com/Archives/Portrait_V2.1.zip

    Thanks everyone... enjoy.
     
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    DarthCyruss New Member

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    rroyo Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum, DarkSentinel!

    The samples look great. Thank you.
     
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    Spiffy New Member

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    These are fantastic, dude! Think you can make some for every race?
     
  5. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    You know, maybe we should host that pack.
     
  6. DarkSentinel

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    Thanks guys I'm really glad you like them. :D
    And for the welcome rroyo!

    Spiffy: I suppose I could, but finding people that look like Half Orcs is gonna' be pretty tough. I could probably work up some of the other races though. Did you have any one race in particular you need in the mean time?

    Dark Elf: Please, feel free! I don't have a problem with that at all, I consider it a huge compliment, seriously!

    Thanks again everyone!!!
     
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    The_Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    Right then, I'll put it up as soon as... well.. I get around to it. But it sure is getting its place in the download section. Great work, DarkSentinel.
     
  8. Spiffy

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    I don't need any, I just think it would be pretty sweet to have these for every race :)
     
  9. Dirtman

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    Half orcs are easy. Find someone really ugly, make them grow sideburns, take the photos and then photoshop their ears. :D

    Half ogres... Got any gigantic skinhead friends?

    Anyway, the protraits are great. :)
     
  10. DarkSentinel

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    I'll see what I can do. What could be very interesting, maybe being a bit advantageous, is to create an entire portrait replacement pack, including NPC's. If someone could write an installer, they could completely replace all the portraits in the game. Perhaps with a bit of help, the portrait making can be split. I created a template and photoshop actions to automate my antiquing method. Which I could give to a few people to create the portraits.
    We could even vote on which ones get placed in. Just an idea.

    :p No worries, and thanks! It makes me happy to know you guys like them that much.

    Maybe I can work something out there, if I do create something decent i'll post it.
     
  11. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Disturbingly, some of the half-orc portraits were modelled after the staff on Troika. Whatever prejudices you may have concerning game developers are absolutely true.
     
  12. Dirtman

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    Well, I have to admit that the half orc protraits look like ordinary people to me, except for the pointy ears and the greenish hue... Some of them look better than some of human portraits in the game. :D

    Seriously... What's this? Alcoholics anonymous?

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    Hey, my name is Joe. *hiccup* And I have a problem.

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    Hey, Joe. *all together*
     
  13. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    True, but frankly, what I like about Arcanum's portraits is that they actually look like real people, none of that supermodel rubbish that's otherwise prevalent in games of every flavour.
     
  14. Spiffy

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  15. Dirtman

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    Don't get me wrong. Arcanum portraits are great. :D But some of them are simply ugly and that's a fact.

    And Joe, my friend over there is a perfect example. I played once a human alcoholic. My inventory was stacked with wine.

    Guess which portrait I chose? :D
     
  16. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    It's also a fact that a rather substantial portion of the human population is ugly and/or alcoholics, so there you go.
     
  17. Dirtman

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    I just have to add idiotic to the remarks you already mentioned.
     
  18. DarkSentinel

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    I have to also agree that I rather like the Arcanum portraits for looking like regular folk.
    I would have actually preferred Arcanum to have less races. In fact I would have loved it if it was humans only. I rather liked the beginning of Hellboy with the Nazi sorcerer and creatures brought back from the underworld.
    Even a bit of Sky captain and the world of tomorrow.
    Which brings me to this new portrait:

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    Thanks to Ron Perlman, The creators of Hellboy, and the movie industry.
    In 256 .bmp format ready to add to your game. I'll add it to the pack once I have created a few more.
     
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    He looks like a half-ogre to me.
    Nice use of the goggles.
     
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