Comments: I don't mean to underestimate you or anything Paul, but did you draw the mountains and lake (background) from scratch? That is some amazing stuff! I have got to learn to draw like that! The problem I have is when I draw on paint, under the microscope it would look terrible and real fuzzy. But whenyou zoom out to normal view it looks awesome. I don't know haow people draw that good.
I did not make that background. The backgrounds are called skyboxes. Do a search on skybox
and you will find examples and tutorials. Many times, they are made with tools like Bryce
and Poser rather than drawn by hand.
Comments: Hey Paul,
i see that the site is coming along fine. I always like to check back here to see how it's all goin'. Nice game exept for BS3d. I mean, the graphics are great but you're on your own. You should have two teams facing off at each other. Like in the old broomsticks game. But add 7 on a team like in the books and movies.
But, all in all I would say they're both coming along real well.
Thanks Ted! I do plan to add a computer opponent to br3d. However, teamplay
could potentially make the game very complicated. We will see...
Comments: HIYA HEYA HOYA BOO! Sorry, I'm a little hyped up. About the upcoming Broomsticks 3D Sky/Broom contest, if it's a sky contest, how would it be possible to make one? Do you need a special plug-in for Bryce or something? Oh yeah, I've started work on a fantastic character set for Broomsticks. Fans of Kirby, be ready for Kirby's Mega-Mix, made exclusively for Paul Rajilich's Broomsticks. (Mega-Mix is also a Remix of all of the tunes from Kirby's Adventure I'm working on)
As for JVM, I'll check it out. I still have to get home yet. See, I'm at school at the moment. Oh well, got-sa go-sa! Bye...-sa!
That's ok. :-)
There are tutorials on the web. Do a search for "skybox".
Cool, I look forward to seeing those new characters. It has been a while since
someone sent in characters.
Comments: HEY PAUL REMEMBER ME? SORRY I DON'T SIGN EVERY MONTH NOW. DID U EVER PLAY THE SIMS? THAT'S A COOL GAME. OH YEA I'VE SPENT ALL MY TIME PLAYING BROOMSTICKS AND BROOMSTICKS 3D AND PLAYING THE SIMS. I GOT UNLEASHED AND IT'S COOL. CAN U E-MAIL ME TO ANSWER ME PLEASE
There have been several Stephens. Which one are you? :-)
I have not played the Sims, but it does look cool. I should try it out.
I'm glad to hear that you are playing my games!
Comments: It would be cool if there were other items that you could find in the castle. I don't know what they could be though.
You know when you get the invisible broom, what exactly does it do? I'v gotten it before, does it make you invincible to the blck balls for a little while. Also Paul,when you have time you should give the red and black balls more roundness like you did on reg. broom. (put a little shine on the edges). Can we call the balls by their real names when talking about them in this guestbook or will that violate some copyright thing?
I do plan to add other powerups in the future. The invisibility makes it so
that the balls do not know where you are. I do plan to improve the graphics
for the balls and brooms.
You can use the real names in the guestbook. I just can't use them to promote
Comments: I like Daniels idea. You could have a door and a key or the first broom or you could get levels of control and it could start out hard and get easier and easier.
Oh, and by the way:
HELP!!! I got a computer for my birthday and br3D dosent work on it and I'm not allowed to use dad's! Can you help! Pplleeaassee!
Hmmm, what kind of graphics card does it have (right click on desktop, choose Properties and hit the "settings" tab)? You may need to download OpenGL drivers
for the card. They should be on the website under support.
Comments: To that inconsiderate person who swore: What's wrong with you? If you wanna swear at someone, make sure you're swearing in the RIGHT guestbook. Honestly, Bin Laden is at the Tellytubbies web site. Go swear at them, they deserve it!!!
PS: Paul, it's october now.
Thanks for reminding me Matt. I will fix that ASAP.
Comments: Paul, I am finally going to try to make some skins but I have a question...When I open a skin_.zip file it shows two folders "Texures" and "Texures". Why does it have 2 copies of the samething? Do I edit both of the files or just one? Also to edit the picture(of a skin) can we edit the pictures on paint, save them as a .jpg and then paste the file in the "Texures" folder?
To edit the sky, do we need a file from you (I didn't notice if there were "Skys" on the Broom. 3d menu) or is it all ready there. Let us know when the contests will begin. Thanks!
The best way to work with the skins and skies is to extract the zip files into
the Broomsticks3D directory. You don't need to zip them back up until you
are ready to send them into to me. The engine will pick up the files when
they are unzipped. Let me know if you have any questions...
Comments: Paul, first of all you need to add HTML. It'de be a lot cooler in the guestbook. And second, Multipull teames wouldn't be that hard. I can imagine it might be hard for you cuz you're doin' all the work. But it would be kinda' interesting. You know what I mean.
Thak you For Your Time,
HTML should work in the guestbook.
I think the gameplay could get complicated. If there are multiple human
players playing over a network, it might be ok. But if there are multiple
computer players, its hard to make them smart enough to play as a team.
Comments: Paul, I am going to make some skins! But I need a favor. I can edit everything but the brooms. I can't do the brooms because my computer is old and cannot save the brooms as .tga . So could I edit the brooms and save them as a jpg. and then e-mail them to you to change to .tga . So you could send them back to me? Will that even work? Thanks!
Excellent! If you want to do that, save them as bmp or gif, not jpg. They will convert to TGA better. Also, make sure the background is a solid color so that it can be made transparent.
Comments: Sorry about the blank one above. I have some ideas for sound when you add it. 1) When you score a goal it makes a nice "ding" sound (kind of like in the movie) followed by some applause. 2) There is some good background music while your flying outside or on the field, but when you go inside the castle the music becomes darker, kind of mysterious. 3) When you get a new broom it makes a kind of "ping" sound or something.
Comments: Paul i got my computer back but we had to completly reinstall windows so everthing was lost. When i reinstalled reg broomsticks it installed fine but when I got to the main pg with the options of speed and stuff, something came up that said "microsoft virual machine" please insert the windows update cd. We don't have one of those cds, can we download the machine thing? do you know what im talking about? :-) ASAP!
Hmmm... seems like the Java plugin (the Java Virtual Machine) is missing. Did you figure
this out? Maybe upgrading your browser will do the trick...