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General Discussion / Re: Baru Cormorant Infiltration Station
« Last post by Luis Dias on January 19, 2018, 01:08:37 pm »
Traditionally being late to the party, I finally bought it and am finally reading it! Still at page ~80.

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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: The CMake build system
« Last post by den5 on January 19, 2018, 01:03:04 pm »
Try compiling a debug build and launching FSO with an attached debugger. That will show where the crash occurs.
If you try this and it doesn't crash in non-Release builds, and you're compiling AVX or AVX2 builds, you may have encountered a compiler bug.

I compiled debug build and it doesn't crash where the standard and fast debug does it. This SSE2 build, my processor does not support AVX\ AVX2.
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Blue Planet / Re: BP: War in Heaven discussion
« Last post by Aesaar on January 19, 2018, 12:33:25 pm »
I figured the gate wasn't destroyed because the Hood's CO had every reason to believe that two Karunas would be easy kills for the forces he had, and by the time UEF victory was obviously possible, it was too late.

The Medea in particular could have butchered the UEF forces on its own if it hadn't been for Laporte's tev comm unit.  Blind luck saved the Wargods.
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MechCommander OmniTech / Re: Kit Bashing 'Mechs
« Last post by Ma.Din on January 19, 2018, 12:16:43 pm »



Quick and Dirty Render Test from Substance Painter. This is a 1k map, mostly hand painted, so there won't be much quality loss. This was just a test, though. I still need to bake better maps and make an ID map for better painting in Substance Painter.
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General Discussion / Re: *SPOILER THREAD* Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by The E on January 19, 2018, 12:12:38 pm »

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The point is, until you have worked under a weak director, you don't see through the signs of him mishandling stuff. With Johnson here, I'm seeing enough inconsistency that could indicate he isn't a particularly visionary guy and is instead a yes-man, so I'm saying it out. You are right to criticize that, since I can't provide direct evidence. But it's risk I'm willing to accept.

There's some truth to this, namely that he couldn't manage all the little things that went into the movie in a more coherent, satisfying whole. This is no argument to whether if the guy has a "vision" or not. Those are absolutely separate things!

There was an interview with Ridley Scott recently that touched on this a bit. Johnson went from directing 20 and 30 million dollar films to making the 200 million dollar TLJ. Any director, no matter how easy they are to work with, will have difficulty adjusting to such a bump in scale; I think that the weaknesses in TLJ can be partially attributed to this.
Scott's thesis was that studios like Disney do this because it makes it easier for the studio to get the directors to follow a studio mandated line; this, in essence, was responsible for the MCUs track record of making films that rarely go above or below their average quality.
Star Wars was built around a similar idea of strong studio influence. To start things off, they used JJ Abrams, who for all his faults in terms of following through with a franchise, has a strong track record of building very good casts and giving them food starting points. Then they used Johnson to do the follow through, and if The Book of Henry hadn't killed Colin Trevorrows career, he would have been the one to finish things off.
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General Discussion / Re: *SPOILER THREAD* Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by karajorma on January 19, 2018, 11:12:07 am »
Yeah. I keep hearing how the biggest problem with Laura Dern's character was that she had pink hair. I really don't know what to say to that kind of stupidity.
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: The CMake build system
« Last post by AdmiralRalwood on January 19, 2018, 10:54:37 am »
Try compiling a debug build and launching FSO with an attached debugger. That will show where the crash occurs.
If you try this and it doesn't crash in non-Release builds, and you're compiling AVX or AVX2 builds, you may have encountered a compiler bug.
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General Discussion / Re: *SPOILER THREAD* Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Luis Dias on January 19, 2018, 10:27:15 am »
Abrams set up the plot devices, that's true. But to say they are unresolvable or unworkable is not - Johnson just gave up in trying or working around them. But I think that's going to be bad from the point of view of his customer (who likely is only now starting to realize what's happened), and any explanation for at least some of the points would have been received better by the general audience than just ending them up. It's Johnson's decisions that make the movie look like a mess, and I've already said several times that the story line was still recoverable at the beginning of TLJ. It's certainly not that any more. I personally didn't think TFA was a particularly good movie, left me with the feeling alright, I see what you're doing but let's see where you headed next. Pretty much the only reason I came to see TLJ were the plot hooks and the old cast. There's no reason to see Episode 9 any longer.

I sympathise with the feeling, just not the reason given in the first few sentences. It's not that they are "unresolvable" or "unworkable", it's that they were **** and correctly dismissed. For all the faults in TLJ, I actually admire what it set out to do with what it came before it. To me, that's the strenght of the movie, not its "downfall" or whatever.

But I do sympathise with the general feeling that there's very "little" to go on from here, I just don't agree with it. When the new trailers for IX come out, everyone's going to be incredibly psyched to know more and see it. Again.


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What I did was providing an alternate explanation for why the movie is a mess also from the cutting perspective. That's because the director has allowed all sorts of ideas to be included in his vision. I find it hard to believe the Canto Bight animal rights (ignoring slave kids) is particularly Johnson's idea, or the Porgs in the Millennium Falcon. Or Chewbacca going vegan in a particularly jarring scene that NO bird actually does. These are likely coming directly from Disney.

I disagree completely with you here. It's obvious what the Finn / Rosie arc is about, i.e., establishing the real difference between the light (rebels / resistance) and dark (empire / first order), after mudding up the waters with a story on how "everyone's the same **** anyway". It got sidetracked by a lot of little irrelevant plot twists and mini arcs that distracted and subtracted from that main point, which would have been very poignant for Finn, especially. I'd be more ready to blame Disney for that Phasma last encounter than the whole casino arc.

The Porgs were already discussed about. These were very clever work arounds over a proteced species that they couldn't move or touch while filming in a protected island. They are cute and fun, and whomever is against them has terrible taste, it's scientific fact.

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The point is, until you have worked under a weak director, you don't see through the signs of him mishandling stuff. With Johnson here, I'm seeing enough inconsistency that could indicate he isn't a particularly visionary guy and is instead a yes-man, so I'm saying it out. You are right to criticize that, since I can't provide direct evidence. But it's risk I'm willing to accept.

There's some truth to this, namely that he couldn't manage all the little things that went into the movie in a more coherent, satisfying whole. This is no argument to whether if the guy has a "vision" or not. Those are absolutely separate things!

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Here I disagree. The only person who changed was Luke, and that's... let's say just a story of its own. Disclaimer: I don't see death as a particularly good character development. I mean sure, it's something new, but also a bit... abrupt.

It's also traditional in Star Wars so wtf are you banging about here. Poe goes through character development, hell even Finn goes through one, trying to flee at the beggining, learning why he's fighting, and then at the end learning that he's not here just to fight, etc. Kylo Ren goes through the hell of an arc, why would anyone ignore this is beyond me, and Rey herself learns to go on despite knowing she's a nobody.

And here you are, denying all of this. It's like you failed to watch the movie itself.

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Also, found this gem from the depths of the internjet

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Episode XI Attack of the Orphans

Is any of that supposed to be funny, other than to mock the whole anti-fem cottage industry lack of humour?

I get it, crybabies despise Star Wars because it was "feminist propaganda". No ****, I've just listened to one of these crybabies telling me that TFA amped up all of their women, "even Leia is a general now". Everything they say is stupid like that. I miss the good ol days back at TFA's release when that kind of crap was laughed out of our conversation very swiftly. Now, it's "fashionable". **** these morons.

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The Modding Workshop / Re: What are you working on?
« Last post by PVD_Hope on January 19, 2018, 10:19:15 am »
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Thank you! Whatever I do here is just a part of my overall work. I share my modelling time between HLP, 2 gaming projects and sometimes other commissions. If I have a break from work, I execute my will to bring you folks the best stuff I can make for usage in potential projects. In short: I love modelling, I hate idling and I hate wasting time.

...and no. I actually do have social life :P

I just wish I was that productive.  :p

But hey, you're doing what you do best. Thanks for making awesome community stuff!

EDIT: Incidentally, are you allowed to tell me what gaming projects you're doing modelling work for? I'd totally like to see your work for other projects.
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General Discussion / Re: *SPOILER THREAD* Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Lorric on January 19, 2018, 10:10:40 am »
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Millennial Falcon
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