May 4, 2005 at 6:03 pm #26675
If you’re asking what MACHINIMA is… it is essentially using a game engine to capture the footage then make a movie or skit out of it… that said…
I have searched for QUITE some time for a method that was fairly easy and cheap to capture DOS programs. At last I was introduced to SNAGIT. Well, I wanted to do some DOS/Sierra games for Machinima, basically as my own little solo project. My interest was capturing Torin’s Passage and making it a one length cartoon (I’d have to redo the voices, since SnagIt refuses to capture DOS sound). However, I ran into some problems with the movie portions of Torin’s Passage.
So I turned to some of Sierra’s other DOS based games… and my first experiment was with SPACE QUEST. Just to test it out and mess with it. Here’s a rough draft of a trailer I whipped up. It’s 8.25 megs for like 3 minutes or so of footage. Nothing too great right now, since it’s a test run, I didn’t do any audio voice recordings. (In the final versions I would of course). Anyway, just wanted to show this off because I am considering doing a GABRIEL KNIGHT one as well, since GK has such an incredible story.
Anyway, if you want to check it out, right click and SAVE As… it is in WMV format, so Mac users may have an issue viewing it.
Space” target=”_blank”>http://www.tawmis.com/sierra/SQ3MachinimaTrailer.zip”>Space Quest: Rough Draft Trailer – Right Click… SAVE AS.
Well, got up around 8am… brain was firing off creative juices (and I swear, that’s all it was doing)… and came up with this for Episode One of the Space Quest machinima. I did all the voices in this instance, just because I had no one available at 8am. (But I used effects to alter the voices, so hopefully it’s difficult to tell it’s all me).
Anyway… RIGHT CLICK and SAVE AS…
Space” target=”_blank”>http://www.tawmis.com/sierra/SQ-EP01.zip”>Space Quest – Episode One: The Red Pill?
May 6, 2005 at 9:06 am #26676
Nice nice! On dialup though, so I won’t see this until tomorrow. I promise to give feedback though, and to also promote this in the SQ community. Or better yet, send me an email at agillett@(I hate spam)ihug.com.au [remove the brackets of course] and we’ll work something out.
May 9, 2005 at 2:46 am #26677
Thanks! I posted it over on Virtual Broomcloset and on the SpaceQuest.net forum
May 13, 2005 at 2:04 am #26678
Keep in mind. While the scenes in the game are the same, and I am using Sludge Vohaul as the villain (how can I not?) – the story I am creating is slightly different than Space Quest the games… (You will see in Episode II, when Wilco falls into something… and lands… somewhere else… and when he exits one screen, it leads to something different)… 🙂 This way I can try to offer some silly new content by using all the classic stuff. 🙂
I’d love to get a hold of Scott Murphy or Mark Crowe to have them check out this little bit of madness. 🙂
Ah ha! Done uploading!
Space Quest – Episode II – “As Long As There’s No…” – This one is just over 6 minutes and will cost you 16.something megs on your precious hard drive! In this episode Roger Wilco tries to find his way off of Pota… only to find himself in more trouble than he started with! The old saying, out of the frying pan and into the bushes sure applies here! How will Wilco get out of this one? Well, wait till Episode III and find out!
June 25, 2005 at 5:20 pm #26679
Absolutely Brilliant!!!!!! Do more, do more!!