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Old 08-04-2017, 05:48 AM   #2101
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Well, it took lots of trial and error to learn how to do better rigging - lol - my first ships didn't even have rigging back in the day.

One tip: to get more realistic rigging, take a cube in Wings3d, stretch it into a rectangle, and slice via the "Z" axis multiple times - that way, you can get rigging with a "sag" in the middle from gravity, and not just a straight line.

Just added all the sailors and captain figures in their "at rest" position for when the ship is not damaged last night....everything going smoothly.

Next, firefighting equipment, crew entering lifeboats, and life jackets for "panic" mode when the ship is under attack.





So much for bravery.





The model posted (Light Collier) can be used for the Light Merchant category with minimal changes - just delete coal cargo nodes and remove the coal buckets from the derricks. Lots of interesting stuff will be carried, like WWI aircraft, armored cars, locomotives, steel pieces, and whatever.

Will also have ballasted ships, riding high in the water with empty cargo holds and different sinking properties in zones.cfg. That's another thing; coal, iron ore, boxed cargo, wood & more will all have unique sinking properties in the mod - this is very easy to do.

Impressive work.
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:39 PM   #2102
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Just a quick note to let you know I downloaded and started reading this summer the e-books you linked. Top notch, really getting in the mood now
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:44 PM   #2103
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Hello

I' m very looking forward this mod i would like to ask when do you suppose the mod will be finished?
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:51 PM   #2104
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Perhaps the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918 but time will tell. Been following this mod also and Iambecomelife has made some great revelations and contributions to the SH 4 modding community. Rendering , modeling, characters, and also the scenario of a totally different time period.

Iambecomelife I salute the work you are doing and it is brilliant I am anxious for the release but not wanting to rush the creator to push something out he is not ready or happy with to the final release for testing and final release to the public.

Looking awesome
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:17 PM   #2105
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I'm very anxious for the release as well, but patience is the highest virtue. The longer the development takes, the better the release will be. And since it looks so fantastic already, this mod will certainly be a masterpiece when it's done.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:51 PM   #2106
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Guys, I want to thank you for your support and continued interest. All I can say is, things are going great and I am preparing for the Fall 2017 update.

Literally everything I have been trying recently has worked. There are new particle effects, new lifeboats, new survivors, and new crewmen on ships.

********************DAMAGE EFFECTS*********************

Remember the coal carrier? That's the testbed for Dynamic Ship Destruction. Virtually her whole hull gets smashed with holes when you shell her. No lousy damage decals. No random holing like SH4....aim at a point with your deck gun and watch the hull plates disintegrate. There are literally 30-40 different shell holes you can create.

Shell holes are "children" of the bow/stern section for proper display if the ship breaks up.

Hatch covers and crates get blasted off, as promised.

The first group of crew on deck abandoning ship has been added. About 15-20 survivor groups have been made for merchant sailors - next will be soldiers and civilians.

Lifeboat lowering procedure is around the corner (some limitations, but it will be there!)

Remember the boilers I made? I gave them real steam leaks, getting worse the more you shell them.

Lube oil tanks? Real items now, that leak oil when shells/torpedoes cause a rupture.

DSD/Dynamic Ship Destruction will be the standard for merchant shipping in WOTK. When I first promised these features, I felt confident I could deliver them, and I was right.

*****************PRIZE WARFARE*******************

About 80% of trade goods pop-up screens for prize warfare have been created.

********************THE SUBMARINES*******************

special thank you to Ducimus, if he still is around. I finally managed to add new crew to the interior, with his tutorial:

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=175980

He made it easy! I watched "Das Boot" for the first time this month, and it is simply incredible how claustrophobic WWI/WWII submarines were. Now I can replicate that!

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As I may have mentioned before, WOTK video #2 (on the "Aboukir/Cressy/Hogue") has been cancelled, but I think it was a wise decision. More time towards the final product, and less time on advertising. My "Lusitania" video took a vast amount of preparation, and I'm not sure it's wise to get bogged down like that again.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:08 PM   #2107
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iambecomelife, if you want any help producing a small video, let me know. I could take any raw video / photos / sound that you send, and follow your idea for a timeline, send you a preview for your approval / disapproval...
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:56 AM   #2108
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This just keeps getting better and better
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:29 AM   #2109
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Are there any news?
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:30 AM   #2110
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This looks so promising.
WW1 Submarines, going to be so much fun to explore and test. I think crush depth is like at 70 meters?!
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:05 AM   #2111
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If youre going to add a british campaign, is there any chance you will add the infamous k-class steam powered subs?
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:10 AM   #2112
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The quality of this mod will be off the charts!

Hovever, please don't be too demanding of yourself, IABL. We love playing with the creation of modders, but we don't want them running on fumes on release.

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Old 11-15-2017, 02:50 PM   #2113
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I hope the u boats are made within interiors.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:29 AM   #2114
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Just FYI a major update has been posted to the facebook page; images & more pics will follow here as I get the time to post again. Click my signature to view it. Thanks to all for your continued interest.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:19 PM   #2115
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~Very~ nice, sir!
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