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Steelport Flashback Movie Festival

Discussion in 'Mod Releases' started by [V] IdolNinja, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. [V] IdolNinja

    [V] IdolNinja Volition Staff

    Steelport Flashback Movie Festival Billboards mod by IdolNinja and JediDave

    Mayor Reynolds has just worked out a back alley deal with the MPAA and acquired the rights to the very best 80s and 90s classic movies to show at the annual Steelport Movie Flashback Festival this year. As part of the city wide promotion, this mod updates all the in-game billboards with tons of classic movie posters to get everyone in the mood.

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    INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Find the following 2 files in the \cache subfolder where you have SRTT installed:

    ..\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third\packfiles\pc\cache\sr3_city_0.vpp_pc
    ..\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third\packfiles\pc\cache\sr3_city_1.vpp_pc

    2. Copy both sr3_city_0.vpp_pc and sr3_city_1.vpp_pc to this extracted folder where this readme and batch file is for the mod.

    3. Run patch_srtt_billboards.bat batch file and go make yourself something to eat. The patching process takes ~20 minutes since it has to extract and work with ~5000 files. You will get a completion splash screen when the batch is finished doing its work.

    4. Browse to the MY_CUSTOM_BILLBOARDS folder and you should see a ton of new files created. Half of them are str2_pc and the other half are the matching asm_pc files.

    5. Move all of these newly created files to your SRTT install folder with the game exe:
    ..\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third\

    6. Grab some popcorn and let's go the movies!

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    HUGE VERTICAL LCD BILLBOARDS DOWNTOWN

    Back to the Future
    Karate Kid
    Star Wars
    Blade Runner
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Robocop
    Return of the Living Dead
    Tron
    Army of Darkness
    Top Gun
    Scarface
    Jaws


    STANDARD HORIZONTAL BILLBOARDS

    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Romancing the Stone
    They Live
    Aliens
    Predator
    The Last Starfighter
    Commando
    T2
    Cobra
    Tremors
    Darkman
    Ghostbusters
    A Clockwork Orange
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Flash Gordon
    Buckaroo Banzai
    Big Trouble in Little China
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome
    Gremlins


    SPECIAL STAG OCCUPATION ONLY BILLBOARDS

    Die Hard
    Fifth Element
    Rocky
    Escape from New York
    Friday 13th
    Megaforce


    *Special thanks to BadMadScientist for the Friday 13th billboard

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    MISC STUFF

    * The airport terminal and surrounding area have quite a few unique billboards that only appear there.

    * If you are far enough away it shows the original vanilla billboard for a second but changes over to the new one when you get slightly nearer. It's probably something with the LOD. It's most noticeable when you're on the hoverbike or VTOL and can see really far.

    * There is one billboard named billboard_mbrawl_a_d.cvbm_pc that I absolutely could not find in the game files despite multiple indexed searches. I even combed through all 5 airport streaming files looking for any/all texture files that were close in size to 86kb (the standard billboard size) with no luck. This is obviously the Killbane walking apocalypse one you can see at the airport terminal. I am completely stumped on this one.

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    UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

    To uninstall the mod and revert back to vanilla billboards, simply delete all the str2_pc and asm_pc files that were created by this batch file from the root of your SRTT install. The modded billboard files should be pretty easy to recognize since they all start with 4 numbers and are the range 0714 - 1816.

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  2. [V] IdolNinja

    [V] IdolNinja Volition Staff

    Here's an idea of what I'm going for with one of the vertical LCD downtown replacements. You can see the progression from left to right as I cloned out the text and then added the font letter by letter using Bookman Old Style and pushing them closer together to get it looking more like the original poster font.

    I do still need to tweak the font positioning and add a drop shadow but I want to see if any edges get cut off in-game first. Plus, I may not even need a drop shadow considering all the LCD "noise" happening as it's displayed.

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  3. [V] IdolNinja

    [V] IdolNinja Volition Staff

    I don't think I need to do anything to it. Looks gorgeous in-game:

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    well, maybe lower the font a little and also line up the e and d at the end of Karate and Kid... ;)
     
  4. Mordred

    Mordred Guest

    I know this predates the 80s but I think this movies l_45580_0066921_978fd5f4.jpg black comedic theme would sit well in Steelport.
     
  5. [V] IdolNinja

    [V] IdolNinja Volition Staff

    Indeed it would, my fine droog. I always did fancy a bit of the old ultra-violence.
     
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  6. [V] IdolNinja

    [V] IdolNinja Volition Staff

    Great Scott!

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    Cut out the logo and made it transparent, fixed the color to give it more pop, cloned the left side of the frame to extend it, added a logo drop shadow, and added the "Heading back to theaters" text. Not really happy with the font choice. I've been poking around dafont.com looking at their sans serif free ones, but still haven't found a good movie poster one I like yet. Any font recommendations would be appreciated.
     
  7. newhalo123

    newhalo123 Modding patch tester

    Idol, I am LOVING this Idea. Although I am sorry to say I don't know what font would be good.
    I will Definitely DL this when its done!
     
  8. You have some great taste in films, I think I have about three quarters of these in my DVD collection. I thought I would take a break from working on skins and do something that doesn't have any lumps, bumps or stretching. I have taken nine from the list and also one of my own. I thought I would throw in my two pence worth with The Return of the Living Dead, one of the best horrors of the eighties in my opinion.

    Tell me what you think, and if you like them any changes or tweaks you want doing as I still have the original photoshop documents.

    tremors.jpg tron.jpg commando.jpg diehard.jpg bigtrouble.jpg cobra.jpg escape.jpg ALIENS.jpg robocop.jpg livingdead.jpg
     

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  9. [V] IdolNinja

    [V] IdolNinja Volition Staff

    JediDave, you are a man of exceptional taste and I salute you. I am also a massive fan of Return of the Living Dead. It's one of my all-time favorite movies and I have seen it dozens of times, so am happy to include it. I also love every single billboard you've done, with the exception of the Aliens one which looks a bit photoshop-y over an in-movie screenshot. I was planning to do a vertical LCD billboard for Tron and have the light beam go up the length of it which should look pretty cool. Feel free to tackle that if you want. Here are some I just threw together tonight.

    EDIT: Hmm.. I think I want to do the Big Trouble in Little China one as a vertical LCD as well using the other poster art that's featured on the blu/dvd cover. I'll see how that one turns out in comparison to yours. FYI - I also have some plans for the rest of the vertical LCD ones for these movies:
    Jaws
    Scarface
    Top Gun
    Buckaroo Banzai

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  10. [V] IdolNinja

    [V] IdolNinja Volition Staff

    I've locked in a list of 37 billboards which is everything available for us to use:

    HORIZONTAL BILLBOARDS (also accounts for the Joe Cola, Blank, and STAG ones)
    Cobra - DONE
    Die Hard - DONE
    Tremors - DONE
    Commando - DONE
    Escape from New York - DONE
    Big Trouble in Little China - DONE
    Buckaroo Banzai - DONE

    I have plans for these horizontal ones:
    Flash Gordon
    Ghostbusters
    Army of Darkness
    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Not sure on direction for these horizontal ones yet
    The Last Starfighter
    Rocky
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Fletch
    Gremlins
    Terminator or T2
    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
    48 Hours
    They Live
    Predator
    A Clockwork Orange
    Lethal Weapon
    Fifth Element
    Aliens - NEEDS REVISION

    VERTICAL LCD DOWNTOWN BILLBOARDS
    Karate Kid - DONE
    Back to the Future - DONE
    Star Wars - DONE
    Blade Runner - DONE
    Robocop - DONE
    Return of the Living Dead - DONE
    Tron - DONE
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - DONE
    Jaws - DONE
    Scarface - DONE
    Top Gun - DONE

    Room for one more vertical LCD billboard. Need to pick some movie from the horizontal section that would work well.


    EDIT: The art for Big Trouble is going to be a bitch to use vertical and still keep details like the smg. I think I'll stick with JediDave's horizontal version of the other alt poster art.

    EDIT: List updated with status