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Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Wing Commander Saga is WC3-era and doesn't have the Dralthi I/II. This model was custom made by Scooby_Doo for a WCS mod I'm making based on the first two WC games called Wing Commander Advance Guard.
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Seriously though, that specular needs some help, though the model is actually great rendition of the ship.
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Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Are you talking about the fact that the specular map is grayscale (a design decision based on the way WCS Prologue looked and as a way to give WCAG a different aesthetic from FreeSpace), or some other aspect?
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
The cockpit in particular is far too bright and shiney, but as a whole I think having any shine to it is a little...counterintuitive. While WC games predate shine being reasonable, neither did they present themselves as games that would have shiney spaceships. These were combat craft on the front lines, and they didn't have either the desire or the time to shine.
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Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
To me FS models feel somewhat primitive without some degree of shine. Perhaps if there was a materials system and perhaps some extra refinements to the lighting system a fully matte model would look better. At any rate for a lot of WCAG's models, the shinemap gives the texture a lot of extra depth. I process the maps to have rather high contrast, leading to the appearance of flecks and streaks of dirt and grime coating a formerly gleaming painted or metallic surface.

EDIT: This version is not entirely matte, but less shiny:

« Last Edit: July 06, 2011, 11:40:14 pm by Woolie Wool »
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

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--General Battuta

 

Offline Aardwolf

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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Cache bitmaps on the other hand would leave bitmaps loaded into memory and thus reserve bmpman slots which are very limited already. In the worst case scenario you may hit bmpman limits when this flag is used because bitmaps would remain in memory even if mission doesn't use them.

* Aardwolf 's ears perk up

Unless it's been changed since back when I was working on the RTS mod... disabling that flag may cause some undesirable behavior in scripts.

When enabled, calling the script function to load the same texture multiple times just retrieves the texture that's already in memory. When it's disabled, it will reload the texture every time. That is, at least as far as scripting is concerned, it wasn't just a matter of caching textures between missions, it was a matter of caching textures in general.

Maybe just sloppily written scripts that are affected, but it might cause scripts to run well for some people and badly for others. Consider that a heads-up.
Only posting this here because the post which got my attention was here. If this ought to be its own topic, go ahead and split...

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Offline ssmit132

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Shot of the Psamtik I took while recording a video of Surrender Belisarius (which can be found here).




 
Re: A celebration of Freespace
Why no 1080p? :<
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Offline Kosh

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Which recording software did you use?
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Offline MetalDestroyer

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
FRAPS

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Why no 1080p? :<
Do you know how expensive screens of that res are ? Jeezus, is everyone on that forum swiming in money or something.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Spoon

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
My two screens only go up to 1680x1050  :nervous:
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[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
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Offline Kolgena

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Why no 1080p? :<
Do you know how expensive screens of that res are ? Jeezus, is everyone on that forum swiming in money or something.

You can get a really good one for like 300 bucks.

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Yeah, and where am I supposed to find 300 bucks when I live with 10€ a week ? I don't think I can live 2 years and a half without eating, thank you.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Kolgena

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
... yeah, I guess relatively speaking most of us probably are swimming in a lot more than 10 euroes a week.

 
Re: A celebration of Freespace
€10?... that's like... 2 hours on most of our nations minimum wage? >.>
"Neutrality means that you don't really care, cuz the struggle goes on even when you're not there: Blind and unaware."

"We still believe in all the things that we stood by before,
and after everything we've seen here maybe even more.
I know we're not the only ones, and we were not the first,
and unapologetically we'll stand behind each word."

 

Offline Kolgena

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Just to let you know, in Europe, cows are getting paid more than you are. For being alive.

http://www.ipu.org/news-e/13-1.htm

 

Offline Snail

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Matth kills Snails and sells their shells for a living.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Matth get the **** out of the place you are living!

 

Offline Snail

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
France