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Cloud
11-08-2008, 12:53 AM
I just finished the first build of my tank along with a kind of "demo" level to test it on, which includes the tank's 1st build in a prize bubble at the end of the stage. Keep in mind that I will be improving upon the tank to make it easier to use, more reliable, etc. But for now, I'd like to show you guys how it works right now.

http://cloud.halo-ring.org/pics/LBP%20Tank%20beta.jpg
Sorry for the low quality image. =[

How to Use the Tank:
To enter the tank, step into the lift and you will be lowered into the tank. From there you can do four things:
1) Move forward - move to the 1st plane (closest to you) and grab the right wall.
2) Move backward - grab the left wall (this can be done in any plane).
3) Fire the main weapon - move to the 3rd plane (farthest from you) and grab the right wall.
Holding on to the firing wall, the tank will fire 1 shell every .5 seconds. So holding the firing wall can cause a lot of devastation.
4) Fire the machine gun - moving to the middle plane and grabbing the right wall will activate the machine gun.

To exit the tank, jump up and grab the ceiling and the lift will raise. Then, simply swing to the left or right to exit.



Known Bugs/Glitches:
-[FIXED]Occasionally, the bullets from the machine gun will bounce back and kill you and the sponge you're holding, which causes it to fire nonstop since the switch is no longer there.
-Sometimes the reverse function doesn't work. This is very infrequent, as I've only had it happen to me twice. I'll be working on this since it can be a pain and the tank can get stuck.
-Retro-rockets launch tank into air, breaking wheels upon impact.

If you come across any more glitches, please let me know and I'll look into fixing them as best as I can.

That's basically it. If you want to try the tank, the level is called Tank Demo or you could search for my PSN: Cloud7654. If you still can't find it, send me a friend request and I'll be happy to add you. Be sure to let me know what you think and what you think needs improvement.

azbgamer
11-08-2008, 12:56 AM
It looks pretty good. Nice Job:cool:

Sack-Jake
11-08-2008, 01:15 AM
It looks a lot better than a bunch of other "tanks" I've seen.

Cloud
11-08-2008, 01:19 AM
Heh, I forgot to publish it until now. So you should be able to find it now. Whoops.

Pinkcars
11-08-2008, 11:49 PM
Looks great, so tired of seeing crappy tanks. This looks cool

Snrm
11-09-2008, 04:43 AM
preety sweet tank

i have seen alot of stupid tanks but that one actually looks really decent.

the colors are perfectly blended

cursedbalcomb
11-10-2008, 01:13 AM
I found another glitch: The rockets to go back sent the tank flying into the air and it landed on some left over rubble and destroyed the front wheels

I also think th machine gun is more useful then the cannon and that you should reverse the switches and tilt the machine gun up just a bit.

NeoAngelo
11-10-2008, 01:50 AM
good job, I will test

it lacks the chain on wheels :(
but it's a detail

kit07
11-10-2008, 05:18 PM
thats deadly
much better then the one i created in the beta that was an epic fail haha

Cloud
11-10-2008, 08:41 PM
I found another glitch: The rockets to go back sent the tank flying into the air and it landed on some left over rubble and destroyed the front wheels

I also think th machine gun is more useful then the cannon and that you should reverse the switches and tilt the machine gun up just a bit.

I think I'm just going to put the machine gun in the middle plane so you never have to leave the tank. I'll tilt them up a bit as well. I made the rockets overly powerful because sometimes one of the front rockets is destroyed somehow, so it's just extra power just in case. I'll make them a little weaker though.


good job, I will test

it lacks the chain on wheels :(
but it's a detail

I tried so hard to make the chain on the wheels, it was actually the first thing I attempted. Every time I but it on the ground, it would go around for a little bit then everything would fall apart because it was too heavy and the material was too weak. Maybe once I get better at making things I'll attempt it again. =[

Edit: I republished it with the above changes, and I updated the controls in the first post.

Zorez
11-16-2008, 09:28 PM
Nice work on the tank:) I really like how you designed the body of the tank.