BT Headbob Mod

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BT Headbob Mod

Post by BTman » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Hi, I'm new here. I'm BT (or BTman) and I'm in the process of making a custom head bob script. It's from an fps controller I've been developing for a few months now and it was surprisingly easy to implement into Daggerfall Unity. I primarily want to emulate the feel of Quake's smooth camera roll and head bob, but with the ability for users to customize each bob and roll setting to their liking.

Currently features:
-Ability to tweak z roll and y bob magnitude and speed
-Toggles idle bob when the script detects if the player is not moving

It's more or less finished but I'd like to incorporate footstep synchronization and the the default horizontal head bob in the very near future. Anyhow, the first version should be up in the next couple of days after I iron out a few things. Any feedback or suggested features would be great.


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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by Firebrand » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 pm

Welcome to the Forum! :)
Looks very interesting. I've never liked the "movement on the wheels" of original Daggerfall. I really appreciate also the idle bob script :)

I've to say, I'm looking forward to test it and tweak it... maybe after a while the movements could appear too exaggerate, only testing could tell.

One last thing: I think this MOD could pair very well with the Motion Blur feature of the Post Processing mod 8-)

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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by MasonFace » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:48 pm

Very cool! Makes the motion and combat look so much more dynamic and engaging!

Have you considered adding a raycast beneath the player every so many frames and reading the ground material to change the footstep sounds based on the surface the player is walking on? That may not actually work well in the context of DFU, but perhaps you could keep it simpler by just having a stone floor sound for most interiors, then a few sets of footstep sounds for outdoor materials: one for temperate, one for snow, and one for desert. This would take much simpler logic: bool for indoor/outdoor, then an enumerator for terrain type based on the terrain tile set that's used.

This suggestion is of course by no means necessary, but it would take it to the next level.

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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by BTman » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:03 am

Firebrand wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Welcome to the Forum! :)
Looks very interesting. I've never liked the "movement on the wheels" of original Daggerfall. I really appreciate also the idle bob script :)

I've to say, I'm looking forward to test it and tweak it... maybe after a while the movements could appear too exaggerate, only testing could tell.

One last thing: I think this MOD could pair very well with the Motion Blur feature of the Post Processing mod 8-)
Thanks!
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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by Ommamar » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:44 am

I will have to try it while playing to get the full effect I think but it is an interesting idea.

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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by Hazelnut » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:45 am

Wait, didn't MetioricDragon add this to DFU last year? I have it switched off for personal preference, but the feature was definitely in DFU and doesn't need to be added by mod. he put a lot of refinement into it, like the effect is more pronounced when running that when walking etc. Enabled on the pause menu.

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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by Jay_H » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:48 pm

It's an alternate headbob, made more for an FPS feel. If you played Quake it's quite a bit like that.
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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by l3lessed » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:22 pm

This is wonderful. I'll be recommending this to players using my combat overhaul mod, whenever I get it released. Thanks for the work. Feels far more realistic and natural.

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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by ShortBeard » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:23 am

This looks really cool, and I think would work well in conjunction with an overhauled combat system, which is also being discussed in the Creator's Corner as we speak. :)

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Re: BT Headbob Mod

Post by Midknightprince » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm

Is there a dl for this ?
It looks awesome, and I'd like to try it..
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