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Offline ShadowGorrath

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
Eh ? And the player is based on an Orion only for a short while. So I'll just make a new picture that looks right for a SAH campaign, and not Inferno. It can be in the same style as INFR1 one though.

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
You're basically separating S:AH from INFR1?

 

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No. But I'm replacing some INFR1 ugly effects with mediavp or other mod effects. SAH will still need INFR1. Though, it may be possible to seperate it, but why do so? Only unnecessary MBs and headaches when trying to seperate them.

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
See if you can come out with an original main hall but don't let it delay the release of the upgrade :)

 

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Ok, I've just finished it, and gonna test it now. Unfortunately, the original image used in it isn't mine  :( , so that's why I made it so quickly.

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
It might make sense to redo the JCD Majesty based on the HTL Orion.

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
If that's a request, then I'll add it to the to-do list.

Also, updating the main page cause the new main-hall works.

And another thing that didn't get answered - what are those background divisions good for ? What are they doing?

By the way, if I get enough support for this, it might get finished this week.

 

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Pic, pic!!! ;7

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
Well, I guess that was a request.

Also regarding the earth model, I would fully recommend using a background bitmap.  That earth model tends to look bad.

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
INFA has two of them.

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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I'll upload a pic of it tomorrow. And I think that there was a texture update for the Earth model.

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
Use bitmaps and forget the model ;)

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
Planet models, IMO, are generally a bad idea.

 

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That will take a while ... Replacing all missions that had an Earth model in them ... Damn ...

Well, I'll just use background bitmaps from Blue Planet. However, this presents a slight problem that Mercury is giving me now - the sun is at a different spot than the background has a highlight. For example- I have Mercury and the sun in-front of it, but it looks like you're on Mercury's dark side.

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
I would be ok if you just move the bitmaps around so that they make sense.  It won't change the mission that much.

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
Eh? Replacing Earth models with Earth bitmaps...I can't think of something easier to do ;)

 

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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
Eh? Replacing Earth models with Earth bitmaps...I can't think of something easier to do ;)

I agree.

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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That's what you think so. I need to check all 40 missions for the Earth model. Then load it, somehow find out where the model is ( from memory probably, cause you can't see it because of the distance and size ) and then put up a background image.

AND I'm still waiting for an answer to what are those divisions to background images in FRED ?

Also, I'm uploading the new main-hall image as I promised. Scaled and in a lower quality ( 90% jpg ) to bring a better "effect" in-game. That is, unless you hate it.

EDIT: Decided to keep the mediavp pre-load screen. And, I hope you like the new main-hall ;)

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Looks nice! :yes:
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Re: Discussion of an upgrade to Sol:A History
Formidable! Keep it up!

Changing the divisions changes the bitmap, I use it make planets have a more regular shape.