JUST PASTE PROGS AND SOUND FOLDERS INTO YOUR ALIEN QUAKE FOLDER. the pistol, pulserifle, minigun , flamer and shotty now all have replacement models...
so yeah. Alien quake was quite a thing back in the day. its infamous for its C&D order it got from fox, though its still available on moddb.
Back then I played the shit out of it as it was the only real alien fps available on pc anywhere at the time.
however I recently gave it a nostalgic replay and found some of the models used to be simply abhorrent to my eyes now!
so I decided to give it some love.
JUST PASTE PROGS AND SOUND FOLDERS INTO YOUR ALIEN QUAKE FOLDER.
will only work this way for some reason. I tried to do an add-on pak but it only replaced some of the models... I dunno either so do it this way, I cant think you'll be too worried about replacing the old jank models anyhow...
now, I'm no model artist, but I can skin ok. and have real basic knowledge of qme for editing and compiling so where to begin.
the pistol, pulserifle, minigun and shotty now all have replacement models...
heres the low-down:
worst of the lot, this originally resembled a four-year-old's first forray into lego building. and it was angled, although the other models were centred. thats another personal bug-bear of mine. grrr.
thank god you barely used it in game.
now it uses the gorgeous m1911 from the left4quake mod. much nicer... yeah the hand skin is a bit rough but as I say, you barely use it. ;)
this was originally the beta-quake shotty. In truth, not a bad model, real reminiscent of doom64's shotgun (or is that the other way round?) however, I'd been dying to use the team fortress shotgun model for some time now, and it fitted in with what I had planned for the other weapons in the mod too. so, a bit of a turn to make the angled nature less ott and this was done...
Oh dear... what was that all about eh? A mangled brown quake gl rehash that couldnt have looked less likea pulserifle if it tried..
this model is twice as bad as its used for two guns too! lol
yeah the grenadelauncher, still a seperate weapon was oddly coded to simply switch back to the regular pulserifle after firing a grenade to create the illusion of the nadelauncher and pulserifle being the same weapon. the only real 'tell' being a green and red light on the top to detemine fire-modes (making it even less like a pulserifle.)
so yeah this mess had to go.
so I decided to use the team-fortress spas12 as a base, removing the barrels and foresight on the barrel and completely re-jigging the skin to better look pulse-rifley! yeah its still a bit of mess but such an improvement in my opinion...
again, as with the shotty, a bit of a turn to make the angled nature less ott and this too was done...
to represent the different firing modes on the skin, instead of adding un-needed stuff to the top, instead the part that would be the ammo counter on the side of the pulse rifle is unlit when in rifle-mode and lit up when in grenade mode. simple really but much more elegant...
now, the world model is not actually too bad at-all! a simple recolour from brown to green/grey combo and that was all it needed to match.
to account for the lack of muzzleflash, the projectiles are now a fullbright tracer-effect-projectile that has also been repositioned to match the angled nature of the gun.
the grenade projectiles are the ones from quake 1.5 but a little sleeker to match the movie some...
as an added bonus the grenades now have improved sound effects; firing - to better match the movie 'aliens' and bouncing - to better match the sound of the bouncing grenades in 'alien ressurection'...
I dont know (nor do I want to) where they got the original model for but it was wank, pure and simple.
for this, all I did was use the team-fortress mini-gun view model and alter it's position some, again, as with the pulse rifle the projectiles are also the fullbright tracer-effect-projectile that has been repositioned to match the angled nature of the gun.
the world model for this is the turret minigun from bossman's lair in malice... its not a bad match.
Ive also changed the sound on this weapon to the quake2 chaingun sound in order to make it feel as powerfull as it looks and is in-game...
this is based on an alternative shotgun model that includes an added hand. its also been physically modified to better physically resemble the aliens flamer and the skin has had a complete overhaul, again, using parts from the tf spas12.
these physical and graphical changes combine to include the perforated heatshield on the barrel, carry handle/sight(?) and a more slimline foregrip.
The pickup model now has a new matching skin.
to account for these new angled models, the smartgun and its projectile have had their positions changed to match the new stuff...