Project Q v4.00 Under Development

Project Q v4.0 is currently under development.

This is a new iteration of Project Q that will be rebuilt from the ground up with a focus on maintaining compatibility with the HD Pack by Beamog (including Community fixes) and Project Overhaul by Jasperre.

For more information see:

Project Q - Neverwinter Nights 1: EE - nwn.wiki
Project Q - Discord
Project Q - Workflow Tracker

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Some screenshots of the revamped Q TNO tileset…

Stream fixes

Stream fixes

New low wall crosser

New swamp trees

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Had to scrap Six’s wall - see [TNO] Low Wall Crosser Replacement · Issue #2 · pstemarie/Project-Q · GitHub for more info.

Wall v3 - final (color and style matched to existing palette/buildings, takes PBR mapping well, and has working shadows).

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I’ve been working on the haybarn - needed a break from the walls (60+ tiles left :expressionless: )

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Wow, great to see you’re back!

Very excited to see what you’ll come up with. Are you tackling the whole PQ TNO01 tileset or just selected content?

Really liking the new swamp trees, btw.

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I’ll be tackling the whole thing. Once Q TNO (QNO II) is all sorted, I’ll be moving onto the Q City Exterior, which is where those buildings you ported over will most likely wind up as I’m trying to QNO II as a rural castle exterior tileset like Bioware/DLA originally intended.

Going to try to post an in-game screenshot each day.

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Cool! No worries about those buildings, I won’t take it personally if you decide against porting them over :slight_smile: But splitting up and thus deflating QNO sounds like a sound idea to me. In it’s current state - meaning the version in PQ 3.x - can sometimes become a little overwhelming to build with I think. On the other hand, all these options are also quite neat to have in a single tileset :man_shrugging:

My question was more aimed at the WW tiles since I didn’t spot the tree terrain in your screenshots yet.

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The WW tree terrain is getting a polish before going in - tilelights added, sparkly emitters removed, etc. It’s also getting renamed so as not to conflict with the WW tileset.

More screenshots - redid the low wall stone texture (again) due to blending issues where the wall meets the city lake. Also using this texture for the stone walls on the rural buildings. These screenshots also show off the new wood texture (pine tar finished wood) which will be used across the tileset. The last shot shows the “bog wood” variant.

Watermill

Water Wheel Detail

Watermill Bridge Detail

Pine Tar Wood Finish

qno_wood02

Bog Wood

qno_wood01

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Toolset shots of the new/old GrassyTrees terrain - using option 2 from the poll I ran over the weekend. As per Zwerkules comment, I’ve added more thickets beneath the trees to help define them as blocker terrain.

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First in-game shot of the updated GrassyTrees - increased undergrowth. FPS is stable at 60. Same area size/layout using the Qv3 iteration of the tileset yields fps that jumps between 35-45. So, reducing the overall size of the tileset seems to have a significant impact on its overall performance.

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Some screenshots of the rebuilt stream crossers - no more blocky corners and intersections. Given the ease with making these, I’ll be adding some variants to help break things up visually.

Elevation transition

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Needed a break from streams and trees…

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Got a poll up on the Vault if anyone wants to give input about “shadow blobs” for tree foliage meshes in the Project Q QNO II revamp tileset. [Project Q v4] Tree Foliage Shadows

Should have a Beta release of the new Qv4 Castle Rural tileset up for download in a few hours. Just have a few more tiles to clean up.

EDIT - Beta Tileset hak for messing around Project Q IV | The Neverwinter Vault

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Taking a break from QNO to work on some classic creatures…

Sknimesh Rust Monster w/ PBR mapping

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Orc overhaul - some minor texture editing and model rework.

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Got sick of working on humanoids - working on beetles for a change of pace

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Preview Build available at Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

Inside the /utils/Q Installer folder is a BAT file and CFG file for Nasher. Running the BAT file will install Project Q IV PREVIEW. You must have NASHER and NIM Tools installed.

Pardon the name of the link - it goes straight to the source files on my OneDrive.