I have also posted this on the CWA board: http://www.cwaboard.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9420
Hey there, I am working on modding Carmageddon to look/work great in 720p, or HD while keeping the original graphics style as much as possible.
I have stretched the old cockpit to fit the 720p resolution and thus it doesn't really look good... So now I am here looking for someone that is skilled enough to make a new 720p cockpit for the HD mod. I really don't know where else to find someone that likes/knows the game other than here so yeah... :X
You'll obviously get all the credits for the cockpit, just like hifi and Toshiba-3 for the high-resolution hack :)
The rules for the cockpit:
* Resolution: 1344x768 (That is 1280+64x720+48; those numbers are used for shake-effects)
* Colors: Preferably the default Carmageddon palette, with transparent being purple, if not I'll let Photoshop handle the conversion
* Hands: Because of game-limitations the hands will have to be baked in, thus resulting in (default 7) cockpit images with hands on/around the steering wheel
FAQ (Not actually asked, I made them up):
[Q] Why not make them for 1080p right away?
[A] The 1080p version runs A LOT slower, if you want you can make cockpits with 1984x1128 resolution, I'll scale them down
[Q] Why are the hands baked in?
[A] Sadly the default method of making a cockpit crashes the game when loading higher resolution images with certain filling (for whatever reason), the hands in the cockpit however can have any resolution with any filling
[Q] Are there some ingame images I can use as a reference?
[A] Yes, right here: http://imgur.com/Y00FgO8,OIVgwF3,azKudjh,SwwSiUb,m9tzEwT,QUNxjC6,ejejB7G,gdGjYFW,KBfO0CJ,UCf7dSC,T696Mh7
[Q] Why are the APO bars floating there?
[A] Sadly, they are hardcoded (but maybe they can be HEX-Edited?)
[Q] Do you need sideways cockpits?
[A] Not at the moment, I haven't tested it but I fear higher resolutions will crash it, and there is no "hands workaround"
[Q] What performance are you getting?
[A] In a 5 minute benchmark, I get Min38,Max64,Avg46.457 using unoptimized images; I get Min39,Max74,Avg51.877 when using optimized images
[Q] Optimized images, how do I make them?
[A] You don't have to, I will make them as it's fairly complicated cutting/slicing of the image :)
If you want, show me what you got! :D