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Offline karajorma

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
You can mention BtRL if you want. I've always said that the BtRL Demo is still our child....even if we didn't get custody. :p
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Offline Master_Drow

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
If the cockpit does not need to be dynamic (other than the dradis) then why is it a 3D model? Why not just make a really good 2D image (from the 3D, don't want to waist the work) and "paste" it over the screen. Might be able to save a few FPS that way.

I have no idea how the FS engine does anything so I'm not sure if this even worth mentioning, just putting it out there.

 

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If the cockpit does not need to be dynamic (other than the dradis) then why is it a 3D model? Why not just make a really good 2D image (from the 3D, don't want to waist the work) and "paste" it over the screen. Might be able to save a few FPS that way.

I have no idea how the FS engine does anything so I'm not sure if this even worth mentioning, just putting it out there.

The nice thing about doing it this way is that you can look around the cockpit. This isn't obvious from the still screenshots, but as you change views (especially with padlock) or if you're lucky enough to have TrackIR, you can see the cockpit all around you. It also changes lighting as you rotate. 3d looks way cooler, believe us. :)

 

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
Looking around the cockpit was always an option. Also, it's not 1992 anymore.

This isn't obvious from the still screenshots, but as you change views (especially with padlock) or if you're lucky enough to have TrackIR, you can see the cockpit all around you.

Actually you can see your view turned in two of the shots we posted. He can get an idea looking at those. There's also some older trailers that use the raptor cockpit that demonstrate this quite well.
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2d cockpit sucks...  :no:
however do you think a next gen pc could run the game preety smoothly?
i'm buying an ati 5850 on an amd x4 970 black edition...is enough?
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If a reasonably specced next gen PC can't run the game we'd have to start wondering who we were aiming the game at. :p

Can't say anything about that particular model though as I rarely stay up to date on hardware.
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yeah...you're right...  :) mine was just a stupid question
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Offline Master_Drow

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Wow I had totally forgot that you could look to the left and right in the game. It is not a function that I use very often. Thanks for setting me straight.

 

Offline newman

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Wow I had totally forgot that you could look to the left and right in the game. It is not a function that I use very often. Thanks for setting me straight.

You can do way more than look left and right. Using a key command called "padlock view", or using trackIR, you can look in any direction. With trackIR you can even move your eyepoint a bit. Check out our trailers, trackIR is used extensively in them.
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If the cockpit does not need to be dynamic (other than the dradis)

why is it called dradis

 

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Probably stands for something, like Tardis :)

E.g. Dynamic Radiological Alarm Detection and Information System

 

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Direction, RAnge, DIStance. :D

 

Offline General Battuta

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Direction, RAnge, DIStance. :D

I think this is the canonical one but it makes no sense at all.

 

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I was just thinking "Isn't range the same thing is distance?"

If this becomes a matter of debate I'll split it off :)

 

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It was designed by the department of redundancy department.
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It was designed by the department of redundancy department.

The one that cuts the edges on the paperwork?
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
I was just thinking "Isn't range the same thing is distance?"

If this becomes a matter of debate I'll split it off :)

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The only thing we discriminate against are Cylons.
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Offline newman

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The only thing we discriminate against are Cylons.

Not so much. Cylon chicks vs human chicks? Forget about it :P
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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
I thought it was more of an affirmative action policy, myself.  First in line to be sent out the airlock and all.
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