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Darkspace Derelict

November 7th, 2002
v1.00
Score : 8.0 good
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Binirit
Peasant Female
 
This is actually not a playable D-mod, but some artistic files.

There are two screens in the D-mod, on which is nothing to do except walk around and have a look at the new graphics. There are trees, grass, mushrooms - all new - and a new background. They look real good.

The new character looks good too, although he walks a bit slow, with giant steps.

There is also a Darkspace palette, a .jpg file and some .blend files, as some newly made midi's. Also a tile with a crashed spaceship. The D-mod uses a new font that you can read easily.

Not so good: Some folders are empty, such as weather and rain.
When pressing enter in the D-mod, you are thrown out of it.

Overall: Not a D-mod, but a collection of well-made graphics. Therefore I do not rate this one as a D-mod - since it would then get a very low ranking - but as a graphics pack.
October 30th, 2002
v1.00
Score : 6.0 fair
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
An unfinished DMOD that is more of an author resource. There is no plot and/or no game as such. Just admire the graphics and listen to one of the two bits of music in the download.

Graphics - Excellent for what there is. but... the main character doesn't have eyes, doesn't have an idle cycle just a static frame, doesn't have a death cycle or sequence at all. Not hit animations, no push animations, no crawl thru a hole animations... zip, nix, nadaa...

Other graphics, one type of grass, some trees, 1 new tile set, (this tile set is very well done)
As pointed out by joshriot - the little pic above gives you a good idea of what the graphics look like.

Sounds - two music files, only one which plays in the DMOD. Both are excellent. But that's it... and that's about 7MB of the 8MB file

Mapping - 2 screens.

Extras - some blender files and a palette - but you will probably create your own DD palette in whatever paint program you use. The one included is not for PSP... not sure what program it is from. Again all for developers.

So download this dmod for one of two reasons:
a) to see what might have been, but never was as the author has fallen into the pit so many DMOD authors do... attempt something that they don't/can't finish.
OR
b) if you want to use the graphics or music for your own DMOD.

I was expecting to see a lot more considering the gestation this project had. A lot more.

As a DMOD it gets a 2, as a development file I'd give it a 9.9... so I guess that makes the average... 6.0 or so.
November 21st, 2007
v1.00
Score : 6.0 fair
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dinkomancer
Peasant Male Singapore xbox
Man, I love Necrodragons.... 
Only a tile screen and two other maps, this dmod reminds me of the one screen dmod. But the character I'm playing is eyeless with three fingers!! But the graphics are new and cool though but really it seems more like an forever unfinshed demo!
October 31st, 2003
v1.00
Score : 3.0 tolerable
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matrice
Peasant
 
This isn't a D-mod.
I wonder why this isn't positioned as a author's resource instead of as a d-mod.
For authors, there's lots of gorgeous graphics to nick.
For gamers, there's absolutely no joy at all.
October 31st, 2002
v1.00
Score : 6.0 fair
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Here it is, the dmod that I've been waiting for all the time.... UNFINISHED! dang you Eldron. It's still a good download though, despite the fact there's nothing to do. The graphics look GREAT and also the sound (music) rocks.
As a game, this dmod just sucks. But as developmental file, it's REALLY good. Already 2 dmods are being made out of this now at the moment. Very good indeed. I actually wonder why this file isn't 'neglected' .... oh well.

GRAPHICS 9.8: *Almost* perfect. some things are better than perfect (heh) but the 'dude' looks a bit.. empty. Overall really good.
SOUND 9.8: Just like the graphics, *almost* perfect. It sounds just great but a mayor downer is the huge size of wave files instead of midis.
GAMEPLAY 2.0: Close to non-existant. It's nice to walk in that beautiful scenery and all, but ehh... no. No gameplay.
LASTING APPEAL 1.0: Absolutely none. Or maybe 20 seconds.

OVERALL: 6.0

A very good file alltogether, but as a dmod, it just sucks. It's still a 6 though, because it's just useful to other developers.
Be sure to download it just to hear and see it, it's a great 20 seconds!
October 27th, 2002
v1.00
Score : 6.2 fair
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joshriot
Peasant United States
keep it real 
this dmod consist of a title screen and two map screens. you play as man in an orange suit. you do nothing but hop around. there is nothing to get, nothing to talk to, nothing to kill, in fact, you cant even press enter without the game closing. you do absolutely nothing.

the good side is that this has some new graphics. the scenery looks very good, but the man is sub par. sadly, there are not enough new graphics to base a desent dmod on alone.

the music are wavs, they sound great. they have the right feel of the, um, two screens.

if you like the screenshot of the tree and man and want to use them in a dmod, download this. the dmod does not offer more than what the screenshot shows, except for a few wavs.

.bmp tree, man, and background tiles. yep.