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Offline Black Wolf

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Screenshots! Screenshots!
You may have noticed the main page has a new little feature - a screenshots box showing two glorious FS2 Open screenshots. These two pictures are randomly chosen every time you refresh the main page, so people coming to the wiki get a fresh taste of the good work being done by the coders and the mediavp people. Unfortunately, they're currently being chosen from a gallery of seven pictures which I quickly grabbed from the Celebration of Freespace thread.

Now, I'm going to add some more, but it'd be a lot quicker if a few other people were helping me out. So the procedure is thus:

Step 1 - Find a really cool screenshot that deserves a place on the main page of the wiki. It should show FS Open at its best, so we're looking for ingame shots with backgrounds and nice looking mediavp quality effects. Mods are acceptable, vanity shots of a single ship from the lab or techroom aren't. We're also not looking for things showing off table exploits or weird, funny weapon effects that people post in the thread. They're fine for the thread, but for this I'm really hoping to get only the best, sicne it's the mainpage and all. Anyway -

Step 2 - Save the screenshot as a jpg with the following filename pattern:


RScreen####.jpg

Where the #### obviously represents a 4 digit number, following an incremental sequence from the last uploaded screenshot. This will make it immensely simpler for everyone to figure out which screens are meant for the random feature, and keep the template neat. Once the file is saved, upload it to the wiki.

Step 3 - Go to this page and, following the syntax established, add your screenshot to the bottom of the list. Then do the same at this page.

Congratulations! You've just contributed to this neat new feature. Thanks!



So go ahead everyone, upload some screenies for the mainpage. But remember, we're looking for the best of the best, so choose carefully.

[EDIT]Added a gallery.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 08:25:41 pm by Black Wolf »
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Awesome new feature!

 

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I like it.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Duplicate screenshots occasionally appear. :lol:

This is awesome, time to do some searching.

I don't have any. :sigh:
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
love the idea.  Though i would suggest moving it further up the page if possible to make it more prominent.

edit:

I say this because i am running 1024x768 resolution on an old CRT monitor so I have to scroll more than twice the screen to see it so when I jump on to quickly run search i don't see it at all  :(
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Someone (not me) needs to run through the Celebration thread and grab, like, a hundred screens from there. Also some glorious model and interface shots from FSU, BP, FSPort, etc.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Great idea! I like it.

A suggestion: have a wiki page that is a simple gallery of all of these screenshots. Not only does it allow people to browse all of the awesome screenies, it will make it a bit easier to avoid duplicates.

 

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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Making galleries was on schedule once, but no one has gotten around to making them.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
I've added some more shots, and the main page now links to the newly created gallery. Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way to make the random screens talk to the gallery, so they have to be updated individually, but as long as we all stick to the established naming system, that should be easy.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
[glee]AAAAH YOU USED SOME OF MINE! :D[/glee]

 

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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Most of Spidey's shots are worth putting in. Might add in the remainder later.

 

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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
I've added some more shots, and the main page now links to the newly created gallery. Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way to make the random screens talk to the gallery, so they have to be updated individually, but as long as we all stick to the established naming system, that should be easy.
just request from the users to punt it into another template/category, and let the gallery sort itself out automatically.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
So screens from the hard light array thread aren't allowed, right?
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
since most of them arent ingame screenshots per-se, i think its safe to say, no, they aint allowed.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
No Starfield.pof on those.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
No Starfield.pof on those.

That doesn't disqualify them, I think :P

You know, FreeSpace is not all about starfield.pof. Besides, most of them show ships close to the 'camera', so one shouldn't focus on lack of some starfield model. Well, OK, i won't rant.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Well it is kinda trivial, but a lot of people consider starfield.pof just as important as glowmaps.

 

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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
That's not something the ordinary viewer will notice.
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Re: Screenshots! Screenshots!
Wait, it's borked! Anyone else getting this?

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