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rz22g
11-22-2008, 04:32 AM
Newest tank video is up with new tread that is based on my original tread design. Also have new paint scheme. Have fun.

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Stix489
11-22-2008, 04:47 AM
Left you a comment!

That was magnificent =D Really, that was the best vehicle I have seen in LBP so far! It's amazing =D

And the hovercrafts were GREAT too =D Very well done man! :D

Gilgamesh
11-22-2008, 01:59 PM
Incredible creation, that was by far the best tank I have ever seen. And unlike the other ones, this one actually rolls correctly!

Great work :)

QuozL
11-22-2008, 02:17 PM
Great creation Kratos very realistic in the way the tracks work :)

Cheers QuozL

GangsterGarfield
11-22-2008, 02:41 PM
Incredible job, Very realistic and great control-ability. :D

I want one! :p

rz22g
11-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Thanks everyone. I cant stop messing with it :) Have a little tread issue but I think its a combination of the tread design and maybe a little bug in the program itself. If I lay down a flat piece of material the treads eventually stick to it and break... weird. It happens regardless of material, even sponge. Thats why on my levels you see little bumps on all the surfaces. I just made a new tread that does not do this but it does not look nearly as good as the one in the video. Im hoping its something they can fix in a patch but I doubt its widespread enough to be on the list.

panzer3000
11-22-2008, 06:49 PM
great tank the best i have seen lol, that is werid

Sack-Andreas
11-22-2008, 08:59 PM
That really is an amazing tank :cool: best user-made creation i've seen so far.

PsychoticMarik
11-23-2008, 02:02 AM
Without a doubt the coolest vehicles I have seen yet.
Not only do they work well(aside from what you said about the tread issue)but they look really detailed and cool as well.

Kinda a rare thing in LBP right now.

rz22g
11-23-2008, 02:06 AM
Thanks again all. I will have another video posted soon but if you want to go check out the latest revision online with newly designed treads THAT DONT BREAK OR STICK... at least I have not been able to make it happen. Im sure a nice drop off a cliff might do the trick. The new desin still looks good in my opinion but not quite as good as the original treads.

BassDeluxe
11-23-2008, 02:09 AM
I can put it in a level of mine if you like. It would have to be my next one though, it wouldn't fit in my current one. And I'm not very fast, so it could be a few weeks.

rz22g
11-23-2008, 03:25 AM
I can put it in a level of mine if you like. It would have to be my next one though, it wouldn't fit in my current one. And I'm not very fast, so it could be a few weeks.


That would be cool. Is this your PS ID so I can search for your levels?

The tank in the video is two planes deep plus on thin layer. I would guess that kind of limits your level. I do have a 1 plane version with one thin layer but need to put the new treads on it first.

ClankXIII
11-23-2008, 03:46 AM
OMG that was freaking sexy!

rz22g
11-23-2008, 06:18 AM
Im going to add another enemy tank or two. That is the most fun part to me. whats cool is sometimes, due to the placement of the emitter, you lose your cannon if the end of the barrel gets damage. You still have rockets unless the part gets taken out as well.

If you play the timed level I suggest trying to stick the front of the tank out over the ledge as the bridge section falls into place. its just really cool watching the tank get cut in half.

Really would like to see a nice level built around this tank. Something Im just not capable of doing. The biggest problem its two planes deep with a thin plane on the back of the tank. Makes it kind of hard to add good scenery. Probably best keeping the tank on the back/middle plane and put scenery in the foreground.

ClankXIII
11-23-2008, 06:25 AM
With a tank like that, I'd say two planes and one thin plane is great space conserving! :)

JostVice
11-23-2008, 11:30 AM
Awesome, clearly the best tank I saw. the puzzless and the map was great too, loving it. the hoerballs are awesome too :D

I think a Afghanistan night level fits?

BassDeluxe
11-24-2008, 12:14 AM
That would be cool. Is this your PS ID so I can search for your levels?

The tank in the video is two planes deep plus on thin layer. I would guess that kind of limits your level. I do have a 1 plane version with one thin layer but need to put the new treads on it first.

Two planes deep would be fine. And yes, that is my PSN, but the only level I have out is a beta version of the one I'm working on.

whatisnarwhal
11-24-2008, 01:11 AM
Wow, like everyone else is saying, best vehicle I've seen so far.
Hovercraft also worked pretty good.

MuddledMuppet
11-24-2008, 08:27 AM
Amazing.

VERY well done both tank and hovercraft.

Elbee23
11-24-2008, 02:36 PM
I would say that the vehicles you have made and the sample level you have designed would make an interesting enough level in and of itself. Certainly there is not a huge overarching story but the sample obstacles you have put in make for an interesting challenge in and of itself. I'd just put in some music and sound effects, adjust the timers on the race, have some magic mouths, either invisible or not explaining things, and you already have a level.

A good level in my opinion starts with a concept and then works on execution. The vehicles for you ARE the concept, it's just designing a level around them which you seem to have already done.

Compared the the quality of some of the other stuff out there, I would say that you currently have better than most as it is. :D

Just one thing though... I don't think I would give the vehicles away. They are hyper complex and extremely well designed. If you were to give them out, make them very copy protected and well hidden. People need to work hard for your hard work and acheivements. :)

rz22g
11-27-2008, 01:48 AM
Thanks again for all the positive comments. I dont mind it being shared and being used in levels but with the copy protect backdoor issue its to easy for someone to just claim it as their own creation. Once that gets addressed, assuming it does get addressed, Im going to give it out freely. Its not a matter of it getting recognized as my creation, just not being presented as someone elses :)
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Ok Im starting a level for the tank. I dont forsee it being great, but I think its going to be ok. It will utilize the tank heavily with checkpoints and backup tanks along the way as well as using the hovercraft to progress. If you are playing single you will still be able to do the level but you will have to get out of tank, use the hovercraft, then get back in the tank. You will also have to leave the tank to get points.

Zorez
11-30-2008, 03:39 PM
WoW! that was one of the best tanks i have ever seen! Great work man, great work.:D

muttjones
12-01-2008, 09:44 AM
that is so awesome. I'm gonna look for this :D

rz22g
12-01-2008, 11:22 PM
that is so awesome. I'm gonna look for this :D

Thanks. I have a good bit of my actual level completed. The tank, hovercraft and a couple other goodies will go as prizes. Its not a great level but the prize locations will not be gimmes or obvious. Maybe somebody and come up with a good level for it after they win it. I also made alot of improvements and will post a vid of those improvements soon. :)

DRT99
12-03-2008, 02:29 AM
Awesome tank, awesome hovercraft(s?)

rz22g
12-03-2008, 08:02 PM
Thanks... glad folks like it. I have Might Mite Tank V2 posted. New treads, improvements all around and a level is now posted with the hovercraft and other level related items as prizes, including the tank itself.

Someone come up with a good level for this tank.

Heres the latest video showing updates.

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Vsions
12-04-2008, 06:49 PM
Very nice work, I think you might like my tank as well. Mine is designed for racing though not combat but its fully treaded and very fast. Check the videos in my sig. I will be checking out your tank tonight when I get home. Check mine out if you get a chance

Vsions
12-04-2008, 06:52 PM
Thanks... glad folks like it. I have Might Mite Tank V2 posted. New treads, improvements all around and a level is now posted with the hovercraft and other level related items as prizes, including the tank itself.

Someone come up with a good level for this tank.

Heres the latest video showing updates.

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What kind of level did you want to do? combat? world war 2ish or more modern? I might be willing to help you out with that if you want since your tank is very well done.

rz22g
12-04-2008, 08:21 PM
What kind of level did you want to do? combat? world war 2ish or more modern? I might be willing to help you out with that if you want since your tank is very well done.

Hi.. Im not really wanting a level to publish as mine. I just want to see the tank in a well made level. My creativity on levels is for crap and what I have posted is my best.. and that took me forever. :) Im going to start on a another level thats more war type but my ideas are limited.

Me and my friend checked out your tanks the other night. Pretty cool and fun too.

Vsions
12-04-2008, 08:54 PM
Hi.. Im not really wanting a level to publish as mine. I just want to see the tank in a well made level. My creativity on levels is for crap and what I have posted is my best.. and that took me forever. :) Im going to start on a another level thats more war type but my ideas are limited.

Me and my friend checked out your tanks the other night. Pretty cool and fun too.

I think you did a great job and might do better on creating a level than you give yourself credit for. Just sketch it out, even simple sketches, you will be surprised at the results if you do that. Anyway, I will give some thought to a level for your tank. If I manage to build it, I will of course bring you in to check it out before publishing it and will give full credit for whatever you want to include in there.

rz22g
12-05-2008, 04:36 PM
I think you did a great job and might do better on creating a level than you give yourself credit for. Just sketch it out, even simple sketches, you will be surprised at the results if you do that. Anyway, I will give some thought to a level for your tank. If I manage to build it, I will of course bring you in to check it out before publishing it and will give full credit for whatever you want to include in there.

Sent you a PM. Thanks for the sketch idea. That makes sense. Im going to start on a new level but I know my limits and seeing some of the levels out there I know there is someone that could really make a killer level for this tank.

FYI... posting another short video soon of Tank V2.7 . Increased range of sensor that lowers fuel barrels for mounting. Concealed all motors so its a much cleaner look now.

Risen
12-15-2008, 05:40 PM
Congratulations on the feature.
http://www.mediamolecule.com/2008/12/15/mmpicks-music-and-games/

Voltiare
12-15-2008, 06:21 PM
Yeah, it is really, really, really good. If I'm going to use a tank in a level, it's going to be this one lol. Don't worry, I'd give props.

rz22g
12-15-2008, 09:38 PM
Wow!.. didnt see that coming. Thanks all. The new version is going back up as a prize today. Will try to have it up in the next hour.

Laekroth
12-15-2008, 10:06 PM
Oh man! That thing looks SWEET! Awesome job!

rz22g
12-16-2008, 02:20 AM
Oh man! That thing looks SWEET! Awesome job!

I appreciate that. I always think Im done then Im not. My next hurdle will be two speeds and making the lever where it operates the pod only when the pod is up. Im also adding the tank back as a prize tomorrow.

sjbluedog24
12-16-2008, 05:37 AM
That a pretty amazing tank. At first I did not know how to get past the billboard that was in the way before first tank, but after seeing your video, i see that it is possible to get past it. I hope to play the full level after this week.

rz22g
12-16-2008, 05:46 AM
That a pretty amazing tank. At first I did not know how to get past the billboard that was in the way before first tank, but after seeing your video, i see that it is possible to get past it. I hope to play the full level after this week.

Yeah sorry about that. Im not a level designer by any means and was trying to just throw something together to demonstrate the tank. I need to sit down and plan out a little story and base a level off it but I have trouble with creativity on levels. I just won the little army men figures tonight so I can use those in the new level at least :) Im going to try and make it more battlefield like.

sjbluedog24
12-16-2008, 06:21 AM
Yeah sorry about that. Im not a level designer by any means and was trying to just throw something together to demonstrate the tank. I need to sit down and plan out a little story and base a level off it but I have trouble with creativity on levels. I just won the little army men figures tonight so I can use those in the new level at least :) Im going to try and make it more battlefield like.

I have a hard time creating levels myself. It is easy to have a theme for your level, but when you try to create the content inside your level, it just seems like you get nowhere fast.

rz22g
12-16-2008, 06:36 PM
The tank is now back up as a prize. Win by finding all other prizes on the mission level, not the training level. You should play the training level first however. I also suggest you play single player.

BasketSnake
12-16-2008, 06:46 PM
It's awesome. I have however created John Rambo and will take on any army that stands in my way. Lol.

rz22g
12-17-2008, 12:34 AM
Oh... wanted to thank Vsions for putting my tank on one of his awesome levels. Wish I had the level building skills he has and the treaded monster with buzzsaw and claw.... JUST SICK.

Still looking for someone to come up with a battlefield type level for the tank. Im trying but it will be a while and probably wont come out that well.

Also Im ALWAYS looking to improve and I can take constructive criticism
on my tank. If you think somethings wrong tell me and suggest how to fix it. I never take credit for another idea and will give you cred. I even have a level set up where I cred any contributions. Im not looking for responses like lame or its just to hard.. Try.. Lame.. do this or that.. or Its to hard.. move this here or there.

Vsions
12-17-2008, 03:15 AM
Oh... wanted to thank Vsions for putting my tank on one of his awesome levels. Wish I had the level building skills he has and the treaded monster with buzzsaw and claw.... JUST SICK.

Still looking for someone to come up with a battlefield type level for the tank. Im trying but it will be a while and probably wont come out that well.

Also Im ALWAYS looking to improve and I can take constructive criticism
on my tank. If you think somethings wrong tell me and suggest how to fix it. I never take credit for another idea and will give you cred. I even have a level set up where I cred any contributions. Im not looking for responses like lame or its just to hard.. Try.. Lame.. do this or that.. or Its to hard.. move this here or there.

Thanx for the mention, I appreciate you letting me use your tank and think it makes for an excellent combination. Hopefully we can work on more stuff in the near future.

mrsupercomputer
12-17-2008, 03:17 AM
Haven't had a chance to try it myself, but from the video, it looks sweet! Well done!

rz22g
12-17-2008, 03:11 PM
New video is uploading right now. Not much change. Shows different control layout and best way to use them. Also a quick run through level to show how to get prizes to win tank. I will add it here as soon as it processes.

Also sorry the controls are a bit on the technical side as far as use. I wanted a realistic tank and a size that matched the sack person better. So this tank is not for people who like to grab alot and jump around. This level might have its moments where you need to be ready for stuff, but not a fast paced level by any means. If you cannot master the controls after a few tries then this tank is probably not for you.

Vsions
12-17-2008, 03:30 PM
cool, did you publish it yet? would love to take it for a spin

rz22g
12-17-2008, 07:47 PM
Ok newest video is up. Here it is below. New treads based on my original tread design but with design change that now works. New paint scheme. New walkthrough since I did change path up just a bit.

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