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Some Shadowgrounds *gameplay movies* :)

Postby Geo » Wed May 03, 2006 11:16 am

I've been using this cool file streaming service Putfile.com to share gameplay movies from various games (mainly City of Heroes), but I am enjoying Shadowgrounds so much I decided to add some from that too. :)

Here are a couple from my early adventures. I've gotten a little further but I don't want to spoil some of the later nastier surprises. :)

Click here to watch Geo blasting frantically away in free camera mode in Shadowgrounds

Click here to watch Shadowgrounds boss battle

I have to confess: I had NO idea you could shoot up the green crates for ammo and weapons. I only stumbled upon that accidentally when firing away at one point. Oops. :oops:

If their site isn't messed up, these should take you to a streaming movie page for each. Hope you enjoy watching my sloppy firing. :)

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Postby fb_joel » Wed May 03, 2006 12:37 pm

Heh, sounds cool. Literally, because I couldn't see anything in the videos (probably a codec problem on my end) but I could hear them. 8)
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Postby Geo » Wed May 03, 2006 6:22 pm

These are "MPEG-2" format. If your computer has the latest Window Media Player (version 10), it should work. :? You might check under Tools>Options>Player tab to see if the "download codecs automatically" option is checked.

I checked around and I guess technically you need some sort of DVD decoder installed for Windows Media Player to play these OK. I just found this format to look a whole lot better than the more common MPEG 1.

I did find this Microsoft free utility that will check if such an encoder's installed:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... layLang=en

It's a tad laborious, but you can still get the free Dr. Divix codec (which I think is what I use) if you get their "play" bundle and just uncheck the "use-15 day Divx Pro Trial Version" checkbox. This then installs the older free version which'll let Media Player play MPEG 2 movies fine. :)

That's over here:
http://www.divx.com/divx/codec.php

Another possibility is "Stinky's MPEG-2 codec":
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Sti ... _Codec.htm

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Postby fb_joel » Thu May 04, 2006 11:28 am

Thanks. I'll take another look at these during the weekend. :)
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Postby fb_joel » Sun May 07, 2006 8:13 pm

Saw them now, pretty cool stuff. Nice shotgun shooting in the first one. :)
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Postby Geo » Tue May 09, 2006 7:19 am

Here's some more shorter movies (*spoilers* of sort if you have only played the demo, but might as well see what yer missing 8) ).

(a rare case of me using strategy rather than running around shooting everything in sight :)).

Click here to watch Shadowgrounds railgun ricochet[/url] (be sure to hit the PAUSE button to enjoy the ricochet effect). I love the weapon, ammo is understandably very hard to come by for it.

And a couple longer ones (will take a while to load):

Click here to watch Shadowgrounds minigun in very sloppy action :)[/url] (FRAPS bogs my frame rate in these situations so it was harder to aim).

Click here to watch Shadowgrounds grenades sloppy demonstration[/url] (This at least demonstrates how monsters Don't always rush you. :D

NOTE: Am re-doing these in the more easier to view MPEG-1 format...
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Postby jasper1988 » Tue May 09, 2006 8:28 pm

ok, i tried downloading the windows thing first, the dl didnt start or anything
then i tried the last link, the link worked but i couldnt watch your videos
the divx codec was exactly the same as the last link for the codec,,,

could anyone please help me out??

thanks
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Postby Geo » Tue May 09, 2006 9:17 pm

The Windows thing is just a "checker," it won't actually enable MPEG-2 play.

If the "Stinky" codec won't work, you could try this freeware MPEG "Filter":
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Dsc ... ilters.htm

I can't vouch for any of these, so use at your own risk, but it seems like it should do the trick.

I think in my case I just have a DVD playersoftware that added some codecs on its own a while back.

At some point I'll try something else, but the regular MPEG files were too large and too blurry to enjoy much.

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Postby jasper1988 » Tue May 09, 2006 9:24 pm

nope still nothing.....
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Postby Geo » Tue May 09, 2006 10:10 pm

Maybe Joel can explain what he did. :?

What browser do you use?

I use Firefox at home, and the movies stream fine. Here at work, they don't work in IE. So, sorry, I'm stumped at the moment.

I don't know if these codecs help, cause the Putfile movies stream directly from a Web page. Not directly from Windows Media Player itself.

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Postby Geo » Wed May 10, 2006 2:13 am

Hey if anyone else here is SUCCESSFULLY viewing my movies, could you maybe share with us what you think is enabling you to view MPEG2 stuff? Codecs or what not. I hate to think this thread's getting hundreds of page views from people who can't view my stuf. :oops:

If it's really a problem I'll figure out some more common format to use.

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Postby fb_joel » Wed May 10, 2006 12:21 pm

I used my dad's computer actually. He always has the latest software installed (and that includes some really crappy stuff too). I remember that at least Firefox worked, but I'm pretty sure I also checked with IE. I only hear sounds on my laptop (and I don't really want to go installing too much stuff on this).

The files load quite a while before anything shows up. Then it's still empty but you have to press the Play button. At least that's how it worked for me. (Haven't had the chance to watch the new ones yet.)
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Postby jasper1988 » Wed May 10, 2006 12:50 pm

ill check out firefox then, might work :D
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Postby jasper1988 » Wed May 10, 2006 12:58 pm

eeerm, nope, still nothing....
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Postby Geo » Wed May 10, 2006 5:11 pm

Do you have Quicktime player (the free movie player) installed? I checked under Tools>Options>Download tab>Download Actions, and the Quicktime Plugin is what's assigned to let the browser view MPEG4 and MPEG stuff.

I don't have Quicktime installed at work, I think, so I'm wondering if maybe that's the missing piece of the puzzle.

If you don't have Quicktime, and you've installed one of those MPEG codecs, you'd need to assign Windows Media player in the "Download Actions" thing I mentioned above for the browser to view that stuff. In theory. :?

I'll try this at work later today to see if my theory again fails. :P

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Postby jasper1988 » Wed May 10, 2006 5:26 pm

and nope, still nothing, if you still have the video files, could you upload them somewere, i think its just that i cant watch videos from putfile, my WMP should let them play^^
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Postby Geo » Wed May 10, 2006 5:35 pm

I'm going to switch to MPEG1 format. I've researched, and Quicktime can't play MPEG2 stuff in pages unless it has a $20 add on. Apparently at home I had some pre-installed DVD player stuff that has it.

So I'd like to make it work but if you want to give up on me I certainly don't blame you. :oops: :wink:

This below is a test of a short movie in MPEG1 format (more common, shouldn't require a special player):

Click here to watch Shadowgrounds-Game-rocket-MPEG1-version

In IE, you need ActiveX controls enabled to view. The inline player you should see is definitely Windows Media Player, not Quicktime (even in Firefox).
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Postby jasper1988 » Wed May 10, 2006 5:43 pm

its like i said, i cant watch movies from the putfile directories, if you could provide me with a direct dl link i would be more than happy :)
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Postby Geo » Wed May 10, 2006 5:47 pm

Forget it then. Sorry. I won't post any more movies. I don't have file space or the bandwidth to post stuff for download.

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Postby jasper1988 » Wed May 10, 2006 6:02 pm

i might have a usefull link :) it requires some patience to figure out how it works though :P
http://rapidshare.de
try that :)
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