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Sophie - July 23, 2008 08:14 AM (GMT)
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(First of all: Sorry for my bad English :P)

Me and two other Dutch designers are making a new MM Usermade expansion. This designers are Dennis (Dennis1991) and Ruben (Ruubje). Thanks to zoofan2 we can change the MM models as well. Please don't ask us how we do this if you don't know, cause we're not allowed to say this.

I'll show some screens:

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We can code tankwalls, so there will be some new tankswalls!

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The first animal: the harbour porpoise.

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And the second one: the dugong.

Some harbour porpoise screens:
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The main skin.

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The brown varient.

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Both of them!

The dugong:

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I can't post more images, but I will show more soon!

kangorilaphant - July 23, 2008 08:16 AM (GMT)
Very nice, but I'm not too sure about the name, you might want to think of a new one as it sounds a bit odd. It probably got lost in translation i suppose.

Sophie - July 23, 2008 08:48 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I already thought is was weird English, but for Dutch people it sounds nice :P. And we would like a word with the O before Ocean ... :P

ShenTirag - July 23, 2008 08:57 AM (GMT)
Operatic Ocean? Outstanding Ocean? Obscure Oceans? :P I have no idea.

Ocean Obession/Oceanic Obsession sounds better in English, though :)

In any case, this looks great! Tankwalls and harbour porpoises oh my! :D Keep it up guys!

MarineManiac - July 23, 2008 02:23 PM (GMT)
AMAZING!!!! You guys are doing an awesome job!!!!

Zooasaurus Rex - July 23, 2008 06:04 PM (GMT)
That's great work! First people to code new tank walls for one thing, and the animals look great :D

coolcon55 - July 24, 2008 12:32 AM (GMT)
Everything is very well done nice job especially the tank walls they look like there from the old games

mikaboshi - July 24, 2008 12:40 AM (GMT)
I must say that the harbor porpoise is my favorite. Great job on the skins!

Trexroarr - July 24, 2008 05:15 PM (GMT)
Amazing job, Sophie! I am really looking foward to this! :D

PS: When/where is BB supposed to be released? I've heard rumours that it could be this month but im not sure.... :unsure:

Sophie - July 24, 2008 06:25 PM (GMT)
Well, I'm not really working on BB xD. Actually, nobody is :P.
But let's not talk about BB, this is the OO topic :silly: !

I've got some screens of foliage:

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A large Common Sea Whip.

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Coconut palms and Dwarf coconut palms.

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Coconut palms.

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A deepsea anemone.

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Dead man's fingers.


coolcon55 - July 24, 2008 06:28 PM (GMT)
Everything looks great I like the dead mans fingers

ShenTirag - July 24, 2008 06:33 PM (GMT)
Ooh I hope the coconut palm and dead men's fingers that you've made have different codenames from the one's we've made for Islands, they look so pretty so I want to have both XD The anemone is fab!

coolcon55 - July 24, 2008 06:37 PM (GMT)
Are you going to show pics of the sailfish Im just wondering because you showed them on other sites

dennis1991 - July 24, 2008 06:44 PM (GMT)

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coolcon55 - July 24, 2008 06:48 PM (GMT)
They look great but which one is the main skin?

Otter Lord - July 24, 2008 08:33 PM (GMT)
Very nice! ZT needs more Marine stuff, I love that tank wall... I want it... :silly:

Sophie - July 25, 2008 03:27 PM (GMT)
Thanks ;).

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I've got some new screens. Some new things and some things you've already seen.

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New rocks; these are Basalt pelagic rocks. And a new animal: the Atlantic Humpback dolphin. I've made this animal a couple of months ago, but the skin is changed a bit and it has a new model, with a larger snout and a smaller dorsal fin.

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Some plants and rocks.

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Plants and rocks again. And the Atlantic humpback dolphin, which looks like the bottlenose.

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Here he is ^^.

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And a sunset :P.


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Here's a clearer (?) image of the dolphin :D.

ShenTirag - July 25, 2008 06:34 PM (GMT)
Oooh lovely! :D The new rocks are fabulous! I have to say your pictures are very professionally done!

coolcon55 - July 25, 2008 10:38 PM (GMT)
Thats one great dolphin nice job and I agree your pics look amazing

Zooasaurus Rex - July 25, 2008 11:18 PM (GMT)
Very creative idea with the rocks and I love the dolphin. I hope to see some sharks aswell :D

Sophie - July 26, 2008 07:39 PM (GMT)
A new animal: the Olive Ridley. This turtle is one of the smallest seaturtles.

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A female.

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The male has a darker skin than the female.

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The Olive Ridley is endangered.


ShenTirag - July 26, 2008 08:26 PM (GMT)
They're so pretty! :)

Otter Lord - July 27, 2008 10:14 PM (GMT)
Basalt Rocks, that's pretty awesome. The dolphin looks amazing along with all the new scenery!

coolcon55 - July 28, 2008 12:31 PM (GMT)
The turtle looks great nice job on the skin

Sophie - August 2, 2008 10:56 AM (GMT)
I've got some new screens, of a whole new theme ^^. It's a beach theme.

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Hope you like it!

Zooasaurus Rex - August 2, 2008 03:14 PM (GMT)
That's fantastic! We needed a theme like that!

coolcon55 - August 2, 2008 03:40 PM (GMT)
The beach theme looks fantastic

BoleroCreatures - August 4, 2008 11:31 PM (GMT)
I'm impressed.

Ocean expansions are one thing, but if there is someone who can mesh marine mania creatures, that makes it a must have.

Great Job :)

germanwolf - August 5, 2008 08:28 PM (GMT)
Good job on all of your work! i like all of it, i dont think i have a favorite!

Sophie - August 18, 2008 08:03 PM (GMT)
A new animal!

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Amazon river dolphin
Inia geoffrensis
The Amazon River Dolphin, alternately Boto, Boutu, Nay, or Pink River Dolphin is a freshwater river dolphin endemic to the Amazon River and Orinoco River systems. The largest of the river dolphins, this species is not to be confused with the Tucuxi, whose range overlaps that of the Amazon River Dolphin but is not a true river dolphin.

Ingame screenshots coming soon ^^.

ShenTirag - August 18, 2008 09:32 PM (GMT)
Ooh a boto, cute :3

Sophie - August 19, 2008 02:45 PM (GMT)
Thanks ShenTirag ^^.

Miraqua presents:

A new animal!

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It's the Hector's Dolphin!

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This small and playful dolphin is endemic to the coastal regions of New Zealand.

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The Hector's dolphin is critically endangered. Thirty years ago there were over 26,000 Hector's and Maui's dolphins (subspecies). Today, due to human activity, there is a struggling population of around 7,270 Hector's dolphins - and Maui's are the rarest marine dolphins in the world with around 110 left.

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Hector's Dolphins are sighted always less than 10 km off-shore in summer and only slightly further afield in winter.

ShenTirag - August 19, 2008 05:54 PM (GMT)
Shame that Artifex just revealed their Hector's too :P

Your's is also cute though! :3

Sophie - August 20, 2008 07:38 PM (GMT)
Amazon River Dolphin
Inia geoffrensis

Finally a ingame screen of the Boto. The boto lives in tropical rainforest waters, but also likes wetlands, coastal and reef waters.

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This plant, the Java Fern, fits perfect in the exhibit of the Amazon River Dolphin.

And a new animal! It's not another dolphin, it's a shark!

Carcharhinus leucas
The bull shark is a shark common worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The bull shark is well known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior. Many scientists agree that since bull sharks often dwell in shallow waters, they may be more dangerous to humans than any other species of sharks, and that they join tiger sharks and great white sharks as the three most likely sharks to attack humans.

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Unlike most other marine sharks, bull sharks tolerate fresh water. They can travel far up rivers.

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The name comes from the shark's stocky shape, broad, flat snout and aggressive unpredictable behavior.

* I will change the model a bit tomorrow *

Please comment ^^.

Zooasaurus Rex - August 20, 2008 09:33 PM (GMT)
Both are great, but I especially love the shark :D

Sophie - August 21, 2008 12:18 PM (GMT)
Thanks ^^.

I've made the animal box of the bullshark:

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There's also a new screen, cause the snout is a bit changed. The is a variant skin,
'cause this one has scars on it .
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Sicilian Gorilla - August 22, 2008 10:26 PM (GMT)
wow! All the animals are great you guys! I love the bullshark

Sophie - August 23, 2008 07:39 AM (GMT)
Another new animal!

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Dall's Porpoise
Phocoenoides dalli
The unique body shape of the Dall's Porpoise makes it easily distinguishable from other cetacean species. The animal has a very thick body and a small head. De Dall's Porpoises are hugely active creatures. They will often zigzag around at great speed on or just below the surface of the water creating a spray called a "rooster tail". They may appear and disappear quite suddenly. The fastest of all small cetaceans, Dall's Porpoises can swim at up to 55 km/h, almost as fast as the Orca.
Biome: Pelagic

Hope you like the Dall's Porpoise! :)

Ruubje - August 23, 2008 02:49 PM (GMT)
Some new stuff! :)

European Marram Grass
Ammophila arenaria
European Marram Grass grows almost exclusively on coastal sand dunes, where their extensive systems of creeping underground stems or rhizomes allow them to survive in very harsh and windswept ecosystems.

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This plant is perfect for your dunes or coastal exhibits! It's color fits the biome.

Zostera marina
Eelgrass is found on sandy substrates or in estuaries submerged or partially floating. They have long, bright green, ribbon-like leaves, about 1 cm wide. Short stems grow up from extensive, white branching rhizomes. The flowers are enclosed in the sheaths of the leaf bases, the fruits are bladdery and can float.
Eelgrass beds are important for sediment deposition, substrate stabilization, as substrate for epiphytic algae and micro-invertebrates, and as nursery grounds for many species of economically important fish and shellfish.

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You can even make Eelgrass beds in your exhibits!

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A Dall's Porpoise is enjoying the Eelgrass bed. Dall's Porpoises live in open water and always stay in deep water.

Flying Gurnard
Dactylopterus volitans
The flying gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans, is a fish of tropical to warm temperate waters on both sides of the Atlantic.The pectoral fins are very large and fan-like, with front six rays separated as small lobes. They are found on sand, mud or over rocks in sandy areas, exploring the bottom with the free part of the pectoral fins. They feed primarily on benthic crustaceans, especially crabs, clams and small fishes. There is no venom gland present.

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The Flying Gurnand is a scenery item. It is perfect for all your ponds, aquariums and tanks!

Sargasso Weed
Sargassum bacciferum
Sargasso Weed is commonly found in the beach drift near Sargasso Weed beds where they are also known as Gulfweed, and colloquially as the weed of deceit, a term also used to include all seaweed species washed up on shore. Sargasso Weed is found throughout tropical areas of the world and is often the most obvious macrophyte in near-shore areas where Sargasso Weed beds often occur near coral reefs. The plants grow subtidally and attach to coral, rocks or shells in moderately exposed or sheltered rocky or pebble areas. In some cases (e.g. the Sargasso Sea) there are floating populations of Sargassuo Weed.

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The Sargasso Weed makes an end to the emptyness of Pelagic exhibits.

Portia Tree
Thespesia populnea
The portia tree is a small tree or arborescent shrub 5-10 (-20) m high that is pantropical in littoral environments, although probably native only to the Old World. In Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific it is possibly indigenous, although may have been spread by early Polynesians for its useful wood and fiber. They are usually found near the sea, due to its need for sunlight and humid ground

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The Portia Tree will give more color to the land part of your coastal exhibits.

We hope you like it! :lol:

ShenTirag - August 23, 2008 03:45 PM (GMT)
Lots of lovely stuff here - I love the gurnard, he is awesome! :D Your foliage is lovely, it just makes me a bit sad that Obsessional Oceans is overlapping with Island Excursions so much :( Oh well, that can't be helped I suppose! Hopefully we've picked different codenames so everyone can enjoy everything :D

Oh and the sargasso weed is brilliant - they were always so empty before ;_;

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