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#1 jspirate

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 07:04 PM

I am close to the half way point of course 4.  I've got 9 holes in and have most of the planting done.  I am still tweaking the colors of trees/bushes and what not, but most of the planting is done and the holes are playable.  No 3D grass until the very end.

 

Its fictional mountain course at sea level B)  I made it at sea level because as a player, I just don't care for the yardage adjustment that elevation requires.  Its being made based on my luv of the alt-shot format.  So, its gonna be a little bit tough, but it will not be a fantasy course or anything like that.  It will play like a real course that is exacting.

 

Anyway, I am bit burned out and decided to take break before resuming.  In the meantime, here are a couple pics:

 

Approach shot hole 4:

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Tee shot hole 7:

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 07:37 PM

OK Scott, you've had the weekend off now get back to your PC and get this finished, you tardy individual.  :D  :P  :D


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:11 AM

Very nice, I like your use of the mountains. That is a second mesh correct? At Least you have trees on it..lol


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:34 AM

Very nice, I like your use of the mountains. That is a second mesh correct? At Least you have trees on it..lol

 

Thanks Joe.  I didn't use a second mesh.  Instead, I used Shimon Tools to "raise the roof."  In hindsight, I probably could have saved a fair amount of time by using a second mesh(s).   Making rocky mountains takes a fair bit of time.  Oh well, I am committed to what I've started.  Might also be committed to somewhere by the time I finish  :wacko:


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 01:23 PM

Very nice, look forward to playing it. How many hours does it take to design a course like this?



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:32 PM

Courses in the pipeline are why I loved Links. They also make this game something to look forward to for many years. Yea, the gameplay has a quirk here and there, but damn, I sure hope we don't get DRM'ed out of years to come of cool courses like this.

Short version: Who cares if there's no PG2?



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:47 PM

Very nice, look forward to playing it. How many hours does it take to design a course like this?

Well, I have some OCDish issues and sometimes I REALLY get tangled up in the weeds.  I end up spending time on stupid stuff like a small area that will only see an occasional errant tee shot.  So, for 9 holes I probably already have 120 hours into it.

 

There are many on here that could do a whole course in under that time.  Heck, some people could probably do a couple courses...  Thing is, if I finish this one will I just want to start another? So, I plug away doing a little here, and a little there, and sometimes let it sit for a couple weeks without doing anything to it.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 07:23 PM

A play-through of holes 5 and 6...

 

https://youtu.be/74coSXVLz-g

 


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 03:56 PM

After a short break, I am moving forward again.  Hole 13 was completed this morning.  It is a 190ish yard par 3.

 

O N L Y five more holes to go :blink:

 

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 01:49 PM

A short play-through video of hole 13:

 

https://youtu.be/VQj4cF9lkbQ


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Posted 08 June 2020 - 05:07 PM

Well, in the past 3 weeks I've been moving at a snail's pace.  In fact, if i don't speed things up, I still have 3 months of work left.  I gotta find some motivation!!!

 

Anyway, here is a pic of hole 14's approach shot:

 

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 03:50 PM

Some quick progress because its a Par 3...  correction, a short Par 3 :)

 

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 08:48 PM

I think I can see what the problem is Scott, if you stopped teasing us with pictures and actually got back to work, we could all play the bloody course! 

Less tease, more speed.................... :D



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Posted 12 June 2020 - 10:14 PM

I think I can see what the problem is Scott, if you stopped teasing us with pictures and actually got back to work, we could all play the bloody course! 

Less tease, more speed.................... :D

 

Ian, you of all people know it doesn't work that way  :)  When you are sick and tired of looking at the the damn thing, you do what ever you can to feel like you are still working towards completion.  All the while you are just flat out tired of looking at it.  So, posting a few pics is sooo easy and just flat-out-pure NIRVANA!

 

I am off to find a couple more pics to post :D


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Posted 13 June 2020 - 06:25 AM

I would really love to see pictures of 16, 17 and 18.  :P



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Posted 13 June 2020 - 10:56 AM

I would really love to see pictures of 16, 17 and 18.  :P

 

Haha, just for you Ian. These are the original markings from day 1 early in the project:

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Original layout which has been slightly modified:

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Posted 14 June 2020 - 01:35 AM

OK. I like what I see. I can't wait to download it. You will insert some wildlife and a balloon or two? Thanks.


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 08:41 AM

Sod the balloons and wildlife, we want to play!  :D  :P


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Posted 14 June 2020 - 11:42 AM

OK. I like what I see. I can't wait to download it. You will insert some wildlife and a balloon or two? Thanks.

I probably will not be adding wide life because the file is already 389 mb.  My goal is to keep it under 400.  There are no houses planned for the same reason.  It will just be trees and sod even though that is kinda boring.  I like the wide life also so maybe I will can squeeze some birds in at the end... will see how large the file is when all the holes are in.  In theory, if I don't add anything new, is shouldn't get much larger.


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:26 PM

I would really love to see pictures of 16, 17 and 18.  :P

 

OK Ian, I have a few teaser pics of hole 16.  I have nothing for 17 and 18 though.  Then, when I finish those, I have to 3DG the whole course  :wacko:   I am pushing forward though.

 

Click the pic to see a larger view.

 

TWO... MORE... TO... GO...

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