We bring you some updates regarding the sites hosted projects and a new useful feature for finding resources you like.
New Hosted Project Display
We have, for a long time, wanted to give hosted projects a place in the sun. A simple section far down on the forum list just wasn't good enough. So, we decided to give the projects display a worthy design update, in a relevant place.
If you haven't noticed it already, it is already live in the maps section!
It looks like this:
You can also check it out in the maps section in its full glory!
Every hour eight random projects are displayed of which two are completed and six are active.
If there is not enough projects to display of one type, it will fill in from the other type. That is why it currently displays more than two completed ones.
The completed projects are marked with a golden tick.
We are pleased to announce that two hosted projects have been finished!
Those projects have been hosted and created new amazing content for a long time, and now, at long last, they are completed.
The projects we are talking about are The Dwarven Monster Slayers and The Chosen Ones.
The Dwarven Monster Slayers
Dwarven Monster Slayers is a fast paced 1-5 player coop survival arcade RPG slasher game. The map features a massive load of completely new monsters, a detailed and atmospheric dungeon scenario, a considerably amount of gore and for the best: DWARVES!
The project has been hosted on the hive since June 2013, and been active all the way until today, when it is finally finished. But its story doesn't end here!
During the time it was hosted on the Hive, DMS have grown its own wings, and been turned into a standalone game, independent of Warcraft III!
MoCo, the developer of DMS, has created an awesome website where you can follow the progress and development of the game, and I can only speak for myself but, it is looking so awesome. I'm sure he would be very glad if you check it out!
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The Chosen Ones
Enter the world of Oelivert and experience a strong storyline that covers hate, love, war and peace. The Chosen Ones is a singleplayer RPG that contains dozens of hours of content and an awesome amount of secrets to be found.
The project has been hosted on the hive since February 2013, and have been finished for quite a while already. But wait! There's more!
Aeroblyctos, the author of TCO, has lately been expanding even further on the already complex and intriguing story of the game in the form of a book!
There has not yet been released even a sneakpeek on the story itself, but from the looks of Aeroblyctos casual updates, it seems like it is progressing just fine.
However, I hope that he will do an offical shout out when he finishes it!
Download - ForumThanks a bunch to both of you for contributing to the Hive with such awesome projects!
New Resource List Feature
Today we are also super excited to introduce another new feature for models, icons and textures called "View Usage" and one for maps called "View Resources In Use". When a map is uploaded, all files inside of the map are extracted for their "finger prints" to be indexed. This allows us to cross reference it with resources uploaded to the site and the reverse, see which maps use a resource you uploaded.
Let me show you how it works:
I am viewing the map Sunken City by SpasMaster and clicking "View Resources In Use":
The following page shows up with a list of all resources on the site that are in use in this map:
Now I click on the resource Grassie by HappyTauren and click "View Usage":
And this page shows up with a list of all maps that use this model:
We believe this feature will be awesome for a lot of you.
For those mappers that forget to make a credit list, they can get some pretty serious help making one this way.
For those artists wanting to see if people use their work and to shout at them for forgetting to give credit.
Enjoy this new feature!
Note: This news is most likely posted while the existing map database is being indexed, so please stand by while the indexing takes place. We have quite a lot of maps to index.
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