If you use L3DT...

If you use L3DT...

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Atorpy
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If you use L3DT...

Post by Atorpy »

Hi Everyone,

Any Spring mappers that use L3DT may be interested to know that there is a new stable release of L3DT Professional available (v2.5b), which includes the SMF/SMT importer/exporter, as well as three of Forboding Angel's excellent climates (Greenworld, Desertworld and Mars). Screenshots, as well as more info about the release, are available here. There is also a tutorial on using the L3DT/Spring plugins to make maps over here.

This is a free update for all users of L3DT Professional. If you would like to register for a free trial, please see these instructions.

Special thanks go to Tobi for helping me with the SMF and SMT formats, and to Forboding Angel for his very generous climate contribution.

Cheerio,
Aaron.
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REVENGE
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Post by REVENGE »

Very nice, thank you.
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Neddie
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Post by Neddie »

Thanks, Aaron, I'll upgrade when I return to my primary machine.
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mufdvr222
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Post by mufdvr222 »

Two thumbs up :-)
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Atorpy
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Post by Atorpy »

Hi Everyone,

For those interested, the beta release of L3DT Pro v2.5c is now available for download, and includes a complete SD7 exporter, with a graphical user interface for SMD settings (see here), and support for custom map features, vegetation, trees, geovents, metal patch placement, etc.

Here are a couple of quick-n-dirty screenshots from Spring showing the various features:

Grass and trees:

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Geovents:

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Rocks:

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The tutorial on using L3DT's Spring plugins is on-line here.

Feedback is most welcome!

Best regards,
Aaron.
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Forboding Angel
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Excellent! I've been waiting for that to be completed :-)

I'll give it a shot as soon as I can.

/me waves goodbye and good riddance to mapconv

Edit:

After looking more closely at the new features in L3DT, to quote 4chan...

"I Came"

Holy crap dude, this is farking awesome!
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SirArtturi
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So could there be any chance to get this brilliant software for free trial ?
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kiki
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Post by kiki »

just go to the site, or click the directions further up the page.


So, can i just keep requesting 90 day trial liscenses under different names?
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Neddie
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Post by Neddie »

You should not do that, you should pay for it - trust me, Aaron's prices are reasonable - I'm quite poor for an American and I elected to get the program even though I don't build my maps entirely through it. It's functional, often updated, and quite fun.

I will not tolerate piracy of it through the Spring Community.
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Otherside
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Post by Otherside »

im gonna try get a free trial i really wanted to get mapping and with the new features it seems like it simplifies alot of the workd and i can use it to learn how to map normally aswell

and ill deffo end up buying it if i like it which i probably will it looks awesome :]
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LordMatt
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kiki wrote: So, can i just keep requesting 90 day trial liscenses under different names?
fail.
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hunterw
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kiki wrote:
dont be an ass
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Forboding Angel
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kiki wrote:just go to the site, or click the directions further up the page.


So, can i just keep requesting 90 day trial liscenses under different names?

Might change your tune a little bit if all the large filehosts decide that hosting your maps are not worthwhile.

Stop being a dick.
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TheFatController
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I finally decided to give this a go and went straight for the indie licence (send key soon please so i can play with it! 8) )
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Otherside
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woo got my free trial

ill give it a go tommorow cos i got a busy nite ahead

cant wait :D
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SwiftSpear
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Post by SwiftSpear »

I'm probably one of the biggest anti software selling proponents in this community. That being said, aaron isn't rolling in money over L3DT, and he's made a tonne of changes to the software basically just FOR spring. If you're a spring mapper who acctually can get some good use out of the software suite, you really owe it to the creator to acctually credit him the small sum he's asking for.
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tombom
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kiki wrote:So, can i just keep requesting 90 day trial liscenses under different names?
If you seriously need to use it for more than 90 days, then it's pretty poor that you wouldn't buy it. It's also stupid to actually post about it on the forum the creator is reading. Great job.
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Otherside
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i love this program so far its amazing it makes map making so simple the tutorials helped alot

i managed to make a test map in under 5 mins (well alot more time cos of compiling making texture cos my cpu is slow (single core ftl) )

the skybox dusnt seem to get included wen u make the sd7 but dusnt matter has easy fix of dumping skybox in the sd7 folder and it works

overall awesome program here r some screens off my 5 minute tutorial map ingame (low grafix settings)

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how do i get rid of the white on the edges :S (is it a skybox thing ??)

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CA glamor shot :]
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mufdvr222
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Re: If you use L3DT...

Post by mufdvr222 »

tombom wrote:
kiki wrote:So, can i just keep requesting 90 day trial liscenses under different names?
If you seriously need to use it for more than 90 days, then it's pretty poor that you wouldn't buy it. It's also stupid to actually post about it on the forum the creator is reading. Great job.

LOL I was going to point that out myself :P , Its about 25 bucks Kiki, and a bloody bargain. :roll:
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Otherside
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really having fun with l3dt just tinkering now getting used to wat things do (wish my pc was faster :()

but so far so good i learnt alot about values for spring (metal etc) and how stuff works

and im learning how to generate a decent playable map

heres a screenie of sumthing im working on

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skybox by smoth ofc :P

gonna redo the texture and edit some stuff and ill make a public release ;]
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