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Music By Jason Forums => Mod Projects => Topic started by: TerranUp16 on November 24, 2005, 08:24:16 PM



Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on November 24, 2005, 08:24:16 PM
http://www.k2o-gk.com/TrollWarsModWebsite/phpBB2/index.php

We currently have the forums up, and a sizeable team, but are still looking for more Skinners, Modelers, Voice Actors, and someone to do music.

The Troll Wars mod covers what is called the Great Troll War, which took place 50 years before WarCraft I (there used to be an obscure portion of the Blizzard site that had some info on this, but shortly after the announcement of the WoW expansion it disappeared... dunno y).  The war began in Azeroth, where Trolls had managed to be enough of an annoyance that the Azerothien King created the Troll Containment Act.  This act allowed humans to return Troll heads for a gold reward provided by local lords.  Within two weeks of the announcement, the disperate Troll clans united to face the human threat.  That is how the story begins.

The mod is set to have two campaigns, as well as regular single-player mode, a modified World Editor, and possibly multiplayer.

The forums will provide some more information if you desire it.

If you're interested in joining the mod team, either reply here or post in the appropriate section of our forums.  We'll have the main site up soon.

-TerranUp16


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on December 07, 2005, 07:12:19 AM
Hello, TerranUp.

I've sent you a PM with some questions, so get back to me whenever you get the time. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/smile.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on December 10, 2005, 04:09:29 PM
I have reviewed this project, but do not feel comfortable giving it official approval at this current point as the project is very early in its development phase. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/smile.gif)

That said, composers may feel free to work on it as they wish, but I simply do not wish to give my seal of approval just yet.

Of course, when this project is further along in the development process it may receive approval. Until then, however, it remains unapproved, but as with all unapproved projects, this thread is still allowed to exist and function as an advertisement for the project. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/smile.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on December 10, 2005, 05:11:19 PM
Just a quick note that we will be changing the url of the forums to be http://www.polarmaps.net/trollwars/forum/

That change has not yet taken effect, but will probably by the end of this week.

-TerranUp16


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Punisher_x on December 18, 2005, 12:39:35 AM
God dammit why do we have to change it makes moving such a pian in the ass. Why must we move to the same dam thing but with no posts.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on December 18, 2005, 08:32:58 AM
New domain.  We're also using Invision on the new one, which will be better for our purposes.  We're also making them look better, and adding a lot of features.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on January 04, 2006, 02:00:50 PM
Posted below are numerous pictures showing the completed Azerothien Guard, Azerothien Archer Guard, and Sergeant Maffrin models.  The weapons are subject to change though (T.bo is currently modeling a new sword for the Azerothien Guard).  Expect more screenshots soon.  We expect to release some in-game screenshots (these are not really in-game, they are basically just model shots) and a video soon!

Here's the link to the topic on our forums, which has a poll and a lively discussion (feel free to edit this out if you want Melda)- http://www.k2o-gk.com/TrollWarsModWebsite/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=244

(http://xs62.xs.to/pics/06013/M1Humans.PNG)
(http://xs62.xs.to/pics/06013/M1Humans2.PNG)
(http://xs62.xs.to/pics/06013/M1Humans3.PNG)
(http://xs62.xs.to/pics/06013/M1Humans4.PNG)
(http://xs62.xs.to/pics/06013/M1Maffrin.PNG)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on January 04, 2006, 02:04:53 PM
Hmm . . . for some reason I cannot view the entire images -- only the top few rows of pixels appear of each image . . . weird. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/sniff.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on January 04, 2006, 02:07:53 PM
Give it time to load.  They are .png and not .jpg b/c .jpg loses too much quality and the higher poly count is barely noticeable with .jpg, but with .png/.bmp it really stands-out and looks more like it actually does.

EDIT: If waiting doesn't help, try taking the link over to our forums, perhaps you will be able to better view them there.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on January 04, 2006, 02:19:14 PM
The images actually stop loading after a few lines of pixels of each image.

There is a large gap between images, too, which is where I expect the rest of the image should be, but the images seem to believe they are completely downloaded. D'oh!

Not sure what I can do to see them.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on January 04, 2006, 02:27:15 PM
Same thing on both forums?  Not sure why.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on January 04, 2006, 03:07:43 PM
T.bo has just finished some new concept art as well, here's the link: http://www.k2o-gk.com/TrollWarsModWebsite/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=245


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on January 13, 2006, 07:35:06 PM
Ok guys, here's the first fully completed model:

(http://xs63.xs.to/pics/06026/TrollUnderling.png)

The Forest Troll Underling.

Skin by Timfarman and the model editing and animations by Jigrael.

Here's the link to the post on our site which has a little more info:
http://www.k2o-gk.com/TrollWarsModWebsite/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=276


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on January 15, 2006, 09:23:50 PM
More Model Pics =)

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/9207/guardpic7bc.png)
Azerothien Guard (Model/Anims- Jigrael; Skin- Timfarman)

(http://img281.imageshack.us/img281/2334/archerguardpic4ha.png)
Azerothien Archer Guard (Model/Anims- Jigrael; Skin- Timfarman)

(http://img326.imageshack.us/img326/5025/publicpreview4ng.jpg)
Forest Troll Axewielder (Model- Norinrad; Skin- P!nS)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8004/publicpreview8ej.jpg)
Forest Troll Spearthrower (Skin- P!nS)

Bow on the Archer Guard subject to change.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on February 20, 2006, 02:33:37 PM
The promissed updates:

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8943/scythelicpics5pq.png)
Model by Jigrael
Skin by Falcoknight and Afronight_76
You can also see that we're starting to experiment with some symbols for GTW

(http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/337/maffrinpic4hh.png)
Model by Ayane and Jigrael
Sword model by T.bo
Skin by Timfarman and Shandris

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/9207/guardpic7bc.png)
Model by Jigrael
Sword by T.bo
Skin by Timfarman

(http://xs69.xs.to/pics/06081/AzerothienMilitiaArcher.png)
Model and Skin by Timfarman

(http://xs69.xs.to/pics/06081/TrollUnderling.png)
Model by Timfarman and Norinrad
Pick-Axe model by T.bo
Skin by Timfarman and edited by P!nS

(http://xs68.xs.to/pics/06075/TrollAxethrower.png)
Model by Norinrad
Skin by Werewulf and stylized by P!nS


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Punisher_x on February 20, 2006, 11:17:36 PM
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1547/publicpreview1sk.jpg)

Im part of the team Btw...


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on February 21, 2006, 01:58:11 PM
Aye.  Pun, I held off posting that one b/c we're going to change the weapon, but oh well.

That's a WIP pretty much (as noted before, weapon, heh).


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on March 10, 2006, 12:53:05 PM
(http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06105/AzMilitia.PNG)
WIP of the Azerothien Militia by Timfarman


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on March 11, 2006, 01:08:55 AM
Aha! With a new Internet connection I can finally view your lovely images. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/grin.gif)

Very nice indeed.

How far off are you from releasing a demo?


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on March 13, 2006, 12:44:12 PM
Extremely far from a demo, heh.  We're hoping for a semi-open (we invite people) alpha in 5-6 months (internal alpha at 3-4).

We are hoping to release some videos soon though.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on March 13, 2006, 12:45:14 PM
Sounds good. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/smile.gif)

I look forward to seeing whatever you have to offer. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/saint.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on March 13, 2006, 12:46:56 PM
=)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on March 13, 2006, 08:51:06 PM
Are you folks still looking for a composer?  I love the trolls, and I'd be up for some composition.  I don't have a site yet, but I can email samples of my work to anyone interested, and I have one MP3 hosted (http://www.df-21.net/projects/tomresnick/Legend_Battle%20of%20Falling%20Stars_Fate%20of%20the%20Immortals.mp3) that gives a good sample of my cinematic style.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on March 13, 2006, 10:39:26 PM
Yes, I believe they are looking for a composer!

Click on the 'email' botton on any of TerranUp's posts to get his email address. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/smile.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on March 16, 2006, 03:36:08 AM
I seem to be unable to hear your music, neither through taking the link nor by using the "Save Target As..." function.  When you send your e-mail, could you please include the music sample as well?

Btw, yes, we are greatly interested, though I fear that we may not yet have enough completed for music to begin quite yet, but if you can compose w/out seeing the actual game in progress, then there's plenty to be done, heh.  We are grateful for your interest.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on March 16, 2006, 06:00:35 AM
The download worked fine for me, so I've emailed a copy of the music track to TerranUp.

Also, the project is still in early stages, but I'm sure there would be enough concept art and model screenshots to show to help the composer. Besides which, if the composer wants to be involved at this early stage, then you can all work on formulating an in-depth plan for how much music you want, and what structures to employ, before embarking on the writing process. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/wink.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on March 16, 2006, 10:40:37 AM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Thanks for sending me the track, Melda (it's pretty good).


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on March 16, 2006, 10:42:32 AM
I would deem the track 'excellent'. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/wink.gif)

Let me know how things develop, please. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/grin.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on March 17, 2006, 01:09:23 PM
Certainly.

Well, I've yet to receive an e-mail from him, though I do have an update of another kind:

(http://xs72.xs.to/pics/06115/AzTownHall.png)
WIP of the Azerothien Town Hall, created by Illidain(evil)X

We're going to add some stuff to the front lawn (villagers, perhaps some plants, etc...).  There is actually a fence around the lawn, but wc3viewer was being annoying...

(http://xs72.xs.to/pics/06115/AzDoodadHouse.png)
A completed Azerothien Doodad House, created by Illidain(evil)X

Basically, this will be used by our terrainers as-required (we're going to be visiting quite a few Azerothien villages, towns, and cities, so it will definitely get a lot of use.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on April 03, 2006, 07:46:41 PM
Hey all!
  Well, on the team.  Seems I got a lot a music ahead of me!  :shock:

Anyway, to keep you guys posted, I thought I'd post the first sample of music I've written for the MOD - I began with my personal favorite race of WarCraft: the Trolls.

Troll campaign music sample - 1 min (http://www.df-21.net/projects/tomresnick/TrollWIP.mp3)

Still in its early stages, but thought I might get some feedback on it.  I went for a "Horde light" with more tribal instruments.

What do you think?  :)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on April 03, 2006, 08:25:53 PM
Downloading the music now. Will post comments in a minute.

However in the meantime . . . is there a shorter version of your nickname that we can refer to you as? (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/wink.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on April 03, 2006, 08:58:14 PM
Most people call me "Las" under this nick.  Works for me.
Or, call me Tom.  It's m'name.  :)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on April 03, 2006, 09:39:37 PM
That's okay, it's not as long as I had thought . . .

Anyway, with the track -- I think it's really good. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/grin.gif)

The beginning of the track had my eyebrow raised, but then it got into that groove, which was excellent. I love your instrument samples, by the way. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/tongue.gif)

The didjeridoos were an interesting touch. The repeated passage on the violins is extremely catchy.

Must . . . hear . . . more. (http://forums.samods.org/html/emoticons/tongue.gif)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Avaronald on April 07, 2006, 12:24:57 PM
I agree with Melda!

The track is really interesting. It's very troll-ish. The didjeridoos were really interesting. I hope that you will use them in future too...

More, more  :!:


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on April 08, 2006, 01:15:06 PM
Check out our brand-new forums at wc3anvil!  Even includes a gallery now as well =)

LINK TO WC3ANVIL FORUMS (http://www.wc3anvil.net/forum/index.php?s=24a1a255705cb176ca5fb464cc15cc1e&showforum=38)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on April 23, 2006, 07:54:50 PM
Another forum announcement already, lol.  We've moved our base of operations from k2ogk to www.gtwmod.com =)

We're also now officially announcing that we will have (drumroll) PRE-RENDERED CINEMATICS!


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on May 17, 2006, 02:06:04 PM
http://www.gtwmod.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=157 - official TWM forums link

http://www.df-21.net/projects/tomresnick/Trolls1WIP.mp3 - direct MP3 link

Music update!
I should be finished with the first official track very shortly.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on May 19, 2006, 08:43:22 PM
We've just released long-awaited details on the GTW resource and neutral systems: http://www.gtwmod.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=167&pid=1809&st=0&#entry1809


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on May 26, 2006, 04:48:19 PM
Update on the GTW Accuracy System.  Now featuring unprecedented realism.

Accuracy System Update (http://www.gtwmod.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=185)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on June 26, 2006, 09:09:10 PM
Quick note that we've moved, once again, over to www.wc3anvil.net to move closer to the WC3 community.  We're currently working on revamping our boards there.

GTW Section (http://www.wc3anvil.net/forum/index.php?showforum=38)


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on July 12, 2006, 09:48:55 AM
Finished another track for the mod - this one accompanying the dwarvish levels.  I've entitled it "Sons of Ironforge."  Hope you guys like it!

http://h1.ripway.com/LasciateOgneSperanza/Compositions/Dwarves1Final.mp3


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Punisher_x on July 13, 2006, 08:54:54 PM
Sweet. Very Dwarvish. :P


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: TerranUp16 on July 18, 2006, 09:26:40 AM
Check it out, work on the GTW flash stie has begun- http://www.synisterstudios.com/gtw, and you can get a special preview by taking this link- http://www.synisterstudios.com/gtw/new.

Also, GTW is now on ModDB- http://mods.moddb.com/7458/great-troll-war/


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on August 16, 2006, 01:54:08 AM
The Dwarves track was a very interesting blend.

And while I thought the Troll track was unbeatable, then you came out and bowled me over with the Elf track!

This is just a hobbie, you say? :P


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Markus on August 16, 2006, 03:55:30 AM
Ok, that did it !!
The Elf song is just euphoric, the cello
gives me the shivers and the violins in
the end sequence are bringing out a lovely
blend of heroic-dramacy !!

Truly lovely piece and a musical work indeed.

Been listening to all you've shared here for some while
now and I must say that your hobby wont be a hobby much
longer, for I know you will be employed any time soon ;D.
I'll wager! You got the talent, indeed you do.

And on top of that...I just might have an proposal for you, sire.
I'll PM it to you.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on August 18, 2006, 09:21:55 AM
Melda: Yep - One of my profs allowed me access to the music lab, and I doinked around for a few hours.  The result was the intro cinematic for Kelthas.

Markus: Thanks - but I still think I'm too derivative.  But it's pretty anyway.  :P   And right now, I don't even know how I'd go about seeking employment as a composer/producer.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on August 22, 2006, 12:52:20 PM
Yet another piece is nearing completion: "Sunwell Guardians," the music accompanying the High Elf campaign.

Take a listen! (http://www.df-21.net/projects/tomresnick/ElvishWIP.mp3)
And tell me what ye thinks!


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Milldawg on August 22, 2006, 08:32:42 PM
Your work makes me want to get back into composing again because of its amazing beauty, clarity, and atmosphere, but then it makes me NOT want to get back into composing because I know that I have neither the musical skill nor the technical equipment to rival your mastery of the art :P


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on August 23, 2006, 12:03:30 AM
Melda repeats the statement of the Milldawgy One.

Although just because I wouldn't be able to write as well as Tom isn't as much of an inhibitor -- it's more that I'm still scarred by my . . . not fun experience with a game developer. :P


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on September 21, 2006, 10:11:44 AM
**UPDATE**

Unfortunately for the mod, my schedule is simply too hectic right now... and I need to drop the project.  If anyone else here wishes to pick it up, its open for the taking.

-Tom


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on December 02, 2006, 11:43:18 AM
I'm . . . not sure how I missed this post back in September. :(

Sorry to hear that Tom, but it's good to recognise when you're lacking time to work on something properly, rather than dragging out indefinitely while struggling . . .


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: LasciateOgneSperanza on December 05, 2006, 11:35:05 AM
Sorry Melda... but yeah, aside from a couple of creative differences, all of my work is going towards a personal game project anyway.  I might post that in the other forum when I'm finished.


Title: The Great Troll War *LasciateOgneSperanza*
Post by: Melda on December 05, 2006, 11:56:04 AM
Okay, then. Thank-you for the update. :)