Custom Content Challenge - July 2023 : Vikings!

Vikings!

Viking torso armors! Viking heads and helmets! Viking weapons!!! Longer-handled axes, cross-guard swords. Bear-shirts, Berzerkers, bear-skin cloaks. Aurora borealis skyboxes, long ships, long houses. Rowing script minigame, rowing animation? Rune magic.

This theme was suggested by pliny_the_elder.

Guidelines:

  • It must be fully working in game.
  • Use of vanilla NWN or publicly available texture is fine. Just remember that NWN textures must have dimensions in powers of 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.).
  • Teamwork is welcome.
  • Beginners most welcome. Don’t be afraid, just try, you’ll be surprised!
  • “Custom Content” includes many sorts of things: models, scripts, prefabs (areas, items, creatures, conversations, quests, etc.), sounds, portraits, or anything else new for the game.
  • All submissions must be finished, working, and emailed to nwvaultccchallenge@gmail.com (or a non-Vault link provided) by the first of the following month. Sooner than that is perfectly fine too. :wink:

Some things you could include in the download/email that would make packaging everything up easier and faster:

  • Any 2da lines needed.
  • Screenshot from in game for use on the Vault page. Formats: .bmp, .jpg, .png, or .tga
  • Portraits (if needed) of your new goody. Placeables and monsters should include a portrait.
  • Inventory icons (if needed) of your new goody.
  • Any credits you would like listed.
  • If this is your first entry, please tell me what name you would like your work listed under and provide a link to your other NWN content if you want that displayed as well (the link bit is totally optional).
  • Remember, the Challenge is all about fun, sharing, creativity, and surprise!

This thread is for all sorts of discussion about this month’s theme: ideas for things to make, questions/concerns, announcement of what you intend to make, screen-shots of work in progress and/or finished projects.

If you want to discuss the Monthly Custom Content Challenge idea as a whole or wish to submit ideas/themes for future monthly Challenges, please post in its thread here - Custom Content Challenge - Theme Suggestions.

When submitting a new theme, please provide a title and short summary of the theme.

If you have a technical question about some custom content creation, please create a separate thread so that the answers can be found later by anyone, not just people interested in this Challenge.

We’ll try to help!

Have no fear and join the fun!

And finally, you can:

Custom Content Challenge - Theme Suggestions.
Vote 4 for August’s theme
Email content to: nwvaultccchallenge@gmail.com

TR

One week on and no activity. Anyone got anything in mind? Hint - at this stage I’ll even consider allowing a giant can of spam :sunglasses:

TR

I might have an idea to drag out some wolf model and make a Skoll and Hati. I say wolf model, I mean “The Project Q Dire Wofl”. Completely unrelated but I also may make my own Fenrir to go with it. Nothing wrong with PHOD’s one, just I want an incredibly dumb joke about one of the longest named Lego sets, VIKING WARRIOR CHALLENGES THE FENRIS WOLF. Y’know. As you do. Though it is unlikely I’d go that far for ‘extended lego joke’

if anyone has any plans for a Nidhogg or a Jormungar, I’d be interested, or any trolls

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One thing to remember is that some Norse creatures are just too humongous for NwN. Jörmungandr and Yggdrasill come to mind here. Mind you there is scope for tilesets for Norse mythological places such as Hel (correct spelling) and Valhalla.

TR

Free model of Viking House.

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A Knarr is a Viking merchant ship. Probably easier to build than a longship.

Just past half-way through the challenge. Anybody else looking to make stuff for it?

TR

Nobody? Maybe this 1970’s song will inspire -

TR

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I’m thinking about making 3 Viking weapons for this: Gungnir “Spear Of Odin”, Mjolnir “Thor’s Hammer”, and Gram “Sword Of Sigurd”. But I have no modeling skills so can only use vanilla models and change their looks, properties, and descriptions will that be ok?

Certainly.

TR

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@Tarot_Redhand

Awesome I will try to get them done this coming weekend. May make 2 or 3 versions of each weapon: minor, greater and epic. Will make a small 1 area mod and put the weapons in it and maybe a monster or 2 to fight.

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Here is a link to those Viking Weapons I made Viking Weapons For CCC July 2023 : MysticHermitMonk : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

I’m going to keep this open for another week just in case somebody else made anything.

Pity lisa has been gone from here for so long as just this morning I came across this on deviantArt.

Looking around the net, I came across what could be a great placeable. It’s released on cc attribution. It was way too big to start with so I shrank it down to 1% of the original size. It was also in a strange format, so I resaved it in the more common FBX. In Blender it looks like -

So what’s wrong with it? Way too many polys. For EE that shouldn’t be a problem. All that’s needed is to generate normals from the original model and then use decimate on the model. Trouble is that’s way above my current pay grade. Anyone want to take it on? PM me.

TR

Due to the poor response I have quickly created 6 new loadscreens using images for desktop wallpapers. Here are the small images (big images available in the ccc).

ls_vikings1_s
ls_vikings2_s
ls_vikings3_s
ls_vikings4_s
ls_vikings5_s
ls_vikings6_s

TR

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Couldn’t wait any more so it’s up here.

TR

I didn’t get mine finished unfortunately. Sorry about that

What are you using as model editor, Tarot? I used to play with Autodesk 3DS 2010 but I’m not sure it will work with Windows 10. Would the NWN scripts work on the newest versions?

Latest version of Blender (3.6.1) with NeverBlender which, in spite of the warnings on the project page, does work for the very simple stuff I can manage.

If you are talking actual NWScript, yes they still work.

BTW, have you tried 3DS in compatibility mode for Win 7?

Also, probably best to either move this to pm or make a new thread.

TR

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