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D20 Modern: New Look, Same Feel

Playing NWN in its early years, I never knew that d20 Modern was in the process of being developed in NWN by d20mm (if I recalled that correctly). I was aware, at the time, there was a tabletop d20 Modern. I was curious in what the adaptation will be like. They had v1.3 out and I wanted to see what it offered. Then, came along the v1.4 and the v2.0. I remember fondly playing on a modern PW called Modern Zombie Survival (MZS). It had three versions, from what I recall. I was elected as lead builder in for MZS2, I believe. Long story short, I was removed because of my absence of urgent family matters and the server died without me.

As years passed on, I always felt that the tilesets was incomplete. I thought to myself, "It needs to be properly finished." I picked my old tools and rusty knowledge once more, and got started.
 
Remodeling all of the present models was a nightmare. Most notably it was crashing my toolset badly. Spending the first two days to identify the problem. So, the only solution was to remodel from the ground up. In which I had no problem doing anyways. Moveover, what I’ve done so far is the hospital, slums (1, 2 and 3), police station and apartments. Here’s some screenshots (they're still subject to change):
 

 

As you can see, I’ve been remodeling only the “typical tiles”. The typical tiles are the outer corner (90 degrees pointing outward), the side, inner corner (90 degrees pointing inward) and the roof. It's something I call them. I’ve also noticed a common theme. All the models take up the whole tile space. So, I did the same thing for all them.

 
Apart from remodeling, I’ve also been experimenting with different textures, provided in the hakpak. It’ll be likely that some of the textures will remain on certain models, but some may serve better on other models. I do, however, want to give these models a good mixture of new and old. Once I get the remodeling and re-texturing done, I can begin in what to add, repurpose or (hopefully not) delete any unneeded models.
 
I’ll end my blog here, for now. If you got any questions or comments on my work, or me, feel to ask.

 

First Release: 
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ABJECT_SELF

Thank you so much for taking the time to work on these models again! I love the modern city tileset and can't wait to see what improvements you bring.

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VahnHaunt

Thanks, man. I do too love these tilesets as well. It's sad, however, to see them unfinished. I'm currently almost done with the High-rises but I'll post it next Tuesday.

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Vanya Mia

Let me know when you are done as I would very much like to include the improvements in the D20 Modern Project haks.

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VahnHaunt

Understood and will do.

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