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Archian's Unfinished Projects

Discussion in 'Map Development' started by Archian, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Archian

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    ALL I ASK IN RETURN IS THAT YOU TELL ME IF YOU USE ANYTHING FROM THESE PROJETS AND PLEASE TELL PEOPLE WHERE YOU GOT IT FROM


    Hello community!

    Since I started modding Warcraft 3 over 12 years ago, I've worked on or been a part of several projects with titles such as Dawn of Chaos, Flickering Light, Diablo 3 The Fallen Angel, Lands of Conflict, Fall of Argus, Dragon Wars, Moria: A journey through the Dark, Battle for Middle Earth, The Black Book, etc. etc.

    Most of these projects was never finnished. But it's a shame to let all those years of work go to waste.
    Thusly I've made the decision to make my unfinnished projects open source. Some of these projects include resources that has never been released before.

    I will update this thread with more projects as I find them on my harddrive.

    Stay tuned! Map downloads will be added soon!


    Fall of Argus: - DOWNLOAD PROLOGUE - DOWNLOAD EREDAR01

    Journey-of-faith-by-breathing.jpg archimonde.jpg Counsel.jpg demonsummoning.jpg Eredar02.jpg goldmine.jpg argus.jpg 22.jpg


    Moria: A Journey through the Dark - DOWNLOAD

    loadingscreen.jpg GandalfvsBalrog.jpg Moria1.jpg cavetroll.jpg Untitled-4.jpg moria.jpg


    The Black Book

    theblackbook.png bb3.jpg bb4.jpg trollz.png whenyouseeit.png BBpromo.jpg BBpromo2.jpg


    Diablo 3: The Fallen Angel - DOWNLOAD (The latest version of the map was lost many years ago. This version was the last version to survive.
    It misses lots of assets and scripts, but does contain a good amount of resources. Also, please note that all triggers & scripts had to be removed in order to open the map.)


    Skills.jpg Untitled-1_1.jpg Untitled-2.gif Untitled-3.1.jpg fanofknives.jpg dfgd.jpg backintheday.jpg


    Diablo 1 - DOWNLOAD

    d11.jpg diablo1.jpg diablo2.jpg Untit2led-1.jpg Untitled-1.jpg

    Battle for Middle Earth

    Lands of Conflict

    and more!
     

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  2. Stefan.K

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    Do you still have those models I made for you for the Argus project?
     
  3. Archian

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    I think so :)

    Added Downloads for Moria and Fall of Argus
     
  4. Shar Dundred

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    From the screens, this looks outstanding!
    Think I'll give the maps a try when I have the time.
     
  5. Archian

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    Thank you. Most maps aren't really playable. It's mostly terrain and assets imports.
     
  6. Hawkwing

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    What interesting timing. I was just having a look through your media when I noticed the link to this thread in your signature! It's too bad you didn't have an opportunity or the interest to finish these projects, but I am glad you've chosen to share them. Thanks, Archian!
     
  7. tulee

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    By unfinished, do you mean you won't continue them, or you are just making them open source so people can use the assets now because finishing them might take a long time?

    Fall of Argus was unique because no other campaign had tried to tell a story in that kind of a timeline (eredar initial contact with Sargeras).

    Anyway, thanks for uploading.
     
  8. Archian

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    I probably won't continue working on them anymore, so anybody is welcome to pick up where I left off or put the assets to good use :)

    Also, thank you for your kind words people! :peasant-thumbs-up-cheers:
     
  9. deepstrasz

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    Thank you Archian, you are doing a great service to our community!
     
  10. Kyrbi0

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    I agree. This is the kind of thing I've made a 'living' doing (see sig.); researching & archiving old dead mods to preserve their work, their assets, and their legacy for future generations of modders.

    But oh how much better is it when someone who worked on the mod themselves provides all that stuff, instead of letting dorks like me sift through the sands of time to find a few nuggets of wisdom & coolness? It's Pretty Dang Great.

    So thanks. : )
     
  11. Whitewolf8

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    Oh wow, thank you for doing this! It's always a shame when things just die and are forgotten, seeing even just bits and pieces of something is way better than nothing.
     
  12. Kyrbi0

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    is THAT the FRICKIN' ALPHA "TREE OF WOE" model???

    Oh My Goodness.
     
  13. Linaze

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    Great! I'll go through some of these when I have an hour to spare.

    However I hope this does not mean the end of your modding journey though?
     
  14. Archian

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    Yes, nice observation :)

    Nawh, I have something else up my sleeve. Who knows. I might continue working on some of these projects.

    Added Diablo 1 test map.
    Also, my map titled Diablo 3: The Fallen Angel seems to be corrupted :goblin_cry: This was the reason why the project ended all those years ago. And none of the team members have an older version anymore. All the files were lost. Except this one which I can't open it in the World Editor anymore.

    If anybody can help with this it would be much appreciated.
     

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    I had to remove the triggers as there was one that didn't let the map be loaded.
     

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    I still can't open it.
     
  17. deepstrasz

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    It works for me on 1.31.1.
    What patch are you running?
    Here's a re-saved version on 1.31.1. The one I posted above wasn't re-saved. I just removed the trigger files with Ladik's MPQ editor.
     

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    Thanks. I was really hoping that all the triggers and scripts could somehow be saved. It was the last map to survive. It makes me sad to think of how much progress was lost when we lost the latest version of the map many years ago.

    But it's nice to see some of the work again after all these years.

    This version of the map contains part of the Leoric's throne. I wish I had the latest map. It WAS AWESOME!

    backintheday.jpg
     
  19. deepstrasz

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    Try an HDD recovering program :D

    About the triggers, I don't know, maybe someone experienced in the intricacies of Warcraft III files could help. I asked Drake53. Maybe he can do something. If not, there others like Retera. Zwiebelchen et al. and others I don't know at all.

    EDIT:
    @Archian the script can be kept but not in the GUI form for some reason as IsUnitOwnedByPlayer seems to crash the editor:
    anima.png
    It's true that the word is found two times in the .wtg (trigger data) file while once in the .j (script) file.
    Deleting them from the .wtg file will make the editor crash still but without giving that error.
    Well, I think I need to edit the .wtg file with notepad++ or something. It might be because I'm using the usual notepad. However, there's some complication with saving the file. To what format?
    OK, if you modify the file you can just use Save instead of Save As. But removing those still makes the map crash.

    Maybe @Tasyen or @GhostWolf could help
    WEU,WE,JNPG Problem
     
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  20. Archian

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    I'm afraid that ship has sailed long time ago. I don't even have the same PC anymore.

    It would be neat to have the scripts work, so at least some of the effort can be salvaged.