Phew, the tedious add-on pack work is virtually done for SD & SDST. I removed invulnerability states for all SD 3.0 'official' custom replacements. Though some monsters that were officially in 2.9g (like the Hell Warrior, Death Knight), but not officially in 3.0, are still usable, but invulnerability states were left for them. Added more DECORATE fixes/tweaks, (like removing notarget flags on monsters that shouldnt have them), more balancing, etc., etc., etc..
All monsters (including the old boss-chains) in 2.9g are still in the add-on pack and still usable in 3. There are 6 new monsters in SD3. 5 were able to be ported into SDST as well. The new 'official' replacements are much more doom-like, and straight rips from other games (afaik) are all gone. You will still find a few re-skins of rips from other games though :P, but overall there is nothing that should feel too out of place.
The most time though was spent adding & compiling complete GLDEFS for the SD3.0 add-on pack (this took a f**king loooooong time). I'm hoping to allow the gldefs to be usable with hi score server in SD3 as well.
All this dynamic light goodness is compatible with SD2.9g & its add-on pack, so I uploaded a teaser, along with a beta 3.0 sdcustom.ini file, for anyone interested to check out.
There are a few minor add-on pack tweaks left, then a little coding, like adding weighted bonuses for 100% completion feats. So for instance, getting 100% kills on a level with say 10 monsters may give 100 bonus points, but getting 100% on a level with 100 monsters may give 1000 points, etc., instead of 100 across the board. (In SDST the bonuses go to the player with the most kills, etc.)
Oh yeah, and I will be moving to a better host. I'm thinking about archiving the current hi score tables, and keeping them viewable, but having new tables for SD3. I'm thinking that your scores from the archived tables will still be used in calculating your total hi score leaderboard status, along with your scores in the SD3 boards, so your points will not be lost.
The main reason for new boards, is that hi scores with the add-on pack will be all out of whack due to the changes in SD3, but normal hi scores will be fine. Not sure what to do yet.
EDIT: SD3 will have whole new hi score tables, due to the new bonus changes across the board regardless of add-on pack :P
Last edited by BilboHicks on Jun 26 2011 at 17:44