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  • #16
    Not a very big deal. It depends on how the map is made, so at least community made maps can be proper size.

    Also, were any of the screenshots taken in first person rather than spectator? Spectator view might be a bit different.
    Last edited by Derpus; 09-03-2011, 08:59 PM.


    • #17
      Welcome to video games.

      The problem with real life dimensions is they do not look correct through a first person screen perspective that FPS games use. Railings and walls at realistic heights look too low and doors, stairs, and windows look too small.

      I really wish this wasn't the case but it is, and it's a nightmare to solve... you basically have to trade off. Do you want a playable area with space to move that is much larger than real life or do you want a cramped space which is frustrating to navigate which has realistic dimensions?


      • #18
        Wow, holy crap. That is really noticeable.

        The Eastern Front was fought by Oompah-Loompahs...
        I solemnly swear that as of 9/15/11, I will use solely LMGs and pistols in my crusade to exterminate the Mkb/AVT horde and avenge Comrade Ogeltez!


        • #19
          This is going to be one of those "Once it's seen it cannot be unseen" things.

          Especially the one with the German behind the sandbags. Boggling.

          The question is though, is it the character too small, or is it the world is too large? If the world, why not just add more rows of windows?
          Last edited by Empty Box; 09-03-2011, 09:58 PM.


          • #20
            Oh man, why didn't you leave me oblivious to this reality?
            You suck, Flanders!


            • #21
              this is going to change evrything


              • #22
                Can we compare them to screenshots in first person before we freak out?

                Spectator view might offest it a bit.


                • #23
                  WTF; about choked to death looking at those screenshots. Can't believe I didn't notice that.


                  • #24
                    Yup, those screenies can not be unseen


                    • #25
                      Goddamit someone delete this thread, i will never be able to look at the game the same way again.

                      Edit: Nice find tho . I would never have nothiced that.
                      Last edited by duhsveti; 09-03-2011, 10:33 PM.


                      • #26
                        i know you can make your environment around your character, can scale things, but heres the difference in character heights.

                        Ro2 -> Ro1 -> UT3
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                        • #27
                          I think is not so difficulty to enlarge models.


                          • #28
                            Originally posted by -=}WoLvErInE{=- View Post
                            i know you can make your environment around your character, can scale things, but heres the difference in character heights.

                            Ro2 -> Ro1 -> UT3
                            Original Old School Classic Oompa Loompa Music Videos - YouTube

                            Russian and German training in WWII, according to RO2.
                            I solemnly swear that as of 9/15/11, I will use solely LMGs and pistols in my crusade to exterminate the Mkb/AVT horde and avenge Comrade Ogeltez!


                            • #29
                              Ffs! Thousands of perfectly good gameplay hours totally wasted...


                              • #30
                                I was in the train car on fallen fighters with another russian. And the pedals in the front were as big as his lower leg.

                                This is terrible now that it's been pointed out.

                                Needs fixing.