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  • #124242
     batch 
    Participant

    Two years ago, I begun to work on Cactus Jack’s, and Bodydump sent me photos from Akiles of this table (I just did the apron and the bottom part of playfield),

    but, as I didn’t have the right software, I stopped working on it, and I’m very surprised to know he had almost finished it !

    As I also begun to work on Spring Break, he sent me what he had done, the upper part of the playfield, and some plastics, so, I’ll try to finish this one

    But it will be long, because I didn’t yet have to redraw this kind of stuff

    I’m gonna try to do that using Inkscape (I don’t have Photoshop)

    Hope I’ll be able to do that !

     

    #124245
     Thalamus 
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    ContributorMemberModerator

    Photoshop isn’t the only good editor out there. There are several free alternatives.

    https://www.getpaint.net/

    https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

    even a free photoshop, not the latest version, obviously, https://www.techspot.com/downloads/3689-adobe-photoshop-cs2.html

    #124260
     Ashlong 
    Participant

    Along those lines, don’t forget to check out the poor man’s online Photoshop-like editor Photopea: https://www.photopea.com/

    #124355
     STAT 
    Participant
    MemberContributor

    Photoshop free – be careful – this was a mistake by Adobe in the Past, that isn’t for free,
    otherwise – you can Download and use the Key – done B-)

    There was something wrong with the Licence Servers, so Adobe needed a fast Solutions
    for the Customers – what i remember.

    #124691
     Karlor 
    Participant

    Oye.. I didn’t see like 4 pages.. I clicked the arrow thinking it would take me to the end of the posts.. it did not. lol late and not paying attention.

    Well that’s a bummer, I wanted to see those fancy flailing rubber cacti cavorting around. After getting into VP and seeing all the cool models of Darks is what even got me looking for the table anyway. I love toys and animations and after seeing videos of the real table I hope someday we can try out Jack’s with those little babies jammin out :)

    #129773
     TombiiShark 
    Participant

    Soooo… let me get this straight.

    There was work being done to overhaul this great table (which would outdo the previous version by lightyears), and just because some little idiots said some negative things, the author decided to just say “F it”, and pulled the work from development, spiting pretty much everyone?

    If you ask me, it sounds rather childish. And I feel more sorry for everyone that chipped in on the project, and having the whole thing go to waste.

    I, myself, do various different kinds of work (Okay, none of them VP-related but still, for the sake of my point), mostly art-related. Much as redrawing for VP tables seems to be. And I get a *lot* of criticism.
    And yet, to this day, I haven’t thrown my toys out of the proverbial ‘pram’, and I continue to put work out to this day, whether people like it or not.
    If people don’t like what you do… so what? Why stop?  Just continue, at least for the sake of not letting them get to you, and showing them that you can rise above it.

    My condolences for that astronomical WIP, though.
    And huge props to Batch for considering picking the project back up.

    Imagine letting some petty drama get to you that badly, that you feel you have to take it out on the entire community.
    Shameful.

    "Keepin' It Sharky Since 1990!"

    #129775
     Thalamus 
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    Wow. Been around for 3 mnd and you come out with this as your first post :wacko:

    #129777
     TombiiShark 
    Participant

    I’ve actually been around the VP community for 2-3 years.  Just not necessarily been active/involved directly for most of that.
    Mostly just played pinball and lurked for the most part. But became way more active this year.

    I mean. You can argue that, yes, I don’t know the true ‘extent’ of this… ‘drama’.
    But all I can gather really, is that some people said some negative things.

    It just personally boggles my mind that someone would just shut everything (of their own projects) down, just because the odd person left criticism.
    This is the internet. It’s going to happen. It’s just a matter of taking it on the chin (or telling them to get lost), and continuing to share great work with people who admire what you do.

    I don’t mean to be negative myself. I just think that it’s a bit silly quitting over some stupid comments. That’s all.

    I can only hope that maybe in the future, he’s able to shake all this off and continue with his awesome work.

    "Keepin' It Sharky Since 1990!"

    #129781
     randr 
    Keymaster
    ModeratorMember

    @bodydump did great work and countless hours spent doing work in vp. I don’t think people understand the time it takes to build a table and I don’t blame him for taking a “break” or call it quits.

    Maybe someday he will be back(I hope so) and then I’m sure he will finish his projects If not…  well I’m sure that someone will build a cactus jacks with out using body dumps table resources.

    Until you spend 1000’s of hours making rubbers, metal walls, plastics, scripting or redrawing stuff for a table you would not understand.

    He has his reason and we all need to respect  it. Sure it sucks! But is what it is.

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    #129785
     Dark 
    Participant
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    Well you’re right when you say you don’t know the full extent of the drama.  I’m sure calling bodydump’s  silly and childish for his decision is going to result in him reading this and motivate him to come back.

    I don’t want to elaborate on the drama as it would serve no constructive purpose to re-hash old wounds but just know there was a long line of disrespect that lead to these events, and not just from members (downloaders) but from a contributor or two as well.

    I’ve already said everything I felt I needed to say in this thread so I’ll just re-iterate one point:

    Instead of crying about this unfinished project, be thankful for all of BD’s previous contributions, after all, to date no one has contributed more (professional level) re-draws as bodydump.  Don’t forget that his PF redraws can be re-used again and again for future versions of tables since they are all done with such love and passion, professionalism and attention to detail.  So while BD maybe gone, he effectively continues to contribute to the community.

    3dcreation

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    #129790
     Drybonz 
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    Member

    Not to mention… table authors don’t owe us anything.  If they want to finish a table, post pics of the finished table and never release it, that is their prerogative.

    #129791
     randr 
    Keymaster
    ModeratorMember

    Well said @dark and @drybonz 👍🏻👍🏻

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    #129868
     N3roflint 
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    Member

    I can only hope that maybe in the future, he’s able to shake all this off and continue with his awesome work.

    I’m sure @bodydump is rushing right over to share his work now that you’ve said your piece. Slow day on Reddit or something?

    .

    #130150
     TombiiShark 
    Participant

    Bold assumption, considering I’m not a Reddit user.

    As for CJ’s, we can just play it on The Pinball Arcade instead.

    Only issue with that is, the physics on that game suck.
    VPX generally looks and feels better.

    "Keepin' It Sharky Since 1990!"

    #130293
     Tom 
    Participant
    Member

    400 plus games on my table, I can’t keep up with what I have already, not losing sleep over this one……

    either someone needs to start a new build or leave this alone

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