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Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Martinus on July 20, 2004, 12:06:08 pm
[color=66ff00]Events over the past while have shown how proud we all are of being Freespace players and modders. This community has taken a gift from Volition and done things with it that I never thought possible.

As such I though it would be good to remind ourselves of how much we love the game so here's your chance. Here you can post screenshots of your favourite moments from the game, models that have impressed you or SCP screenies that just make you say wow. If it's possible try to get two similar shots, one of the original [V] engine and one from the SCP.

I'll start off with some of the best shots that I've ever seen:
Bobboau introduces much improved thruster trails.
(http://www.geocities.com/cek_83/happytrails.txt)
The Babylon Project's base of operations. ;)
(http://freespace.volitionwatch.com/battstarg/b5.jpg)
The Raynor, a community collaboration.
(http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v36/SadisticSid/raynor.jpg)

Freespace: The stuff dreams are made of.

*EDIT* Any broken links will be removed for great justice!
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Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: elorran on July 20, 2004, 12:22:49 pm
God, all of other celebrated deities applicable, bless freespace! :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Flipside on July 20, 2004, 12:25:47 pm
Dammit, Why did you go and have to start a Screenshot thread just after I reformat!

Gorgeous shots though ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jetmech Jr. on July 20, 2004, 12:26:01 pm
(http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v36/SadisticSid/Cepheus2.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Martinus on July 20, 2004, 12:39:37 pm
[color=66ff00]Great shots Jetmech. :yes:

Be sure to use lvlshot brackets to make the thread more friendly to view. :nod:
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Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Skippy on July 20, 2004, 01:20:51 pm
Good idea :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowWolf_IH on July 20, 2004, 01:29:20 pm
I'm not going to post any screenies...but i will tell you my favorite moment.......

DIVE DIVE DIVE!!!!!!!!

I freaked the first time....cause i always have the volume way up.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on July 20, 2004, 01:33:29 pm
HOw do you get that deimos??????????????
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Martinus on July 20, 2004, 01:39:25 pm
Quote
Originally posted by kietotheworld
HOw do you get that deimos??????????????

[color=66ff00]Put an order into 1-800-HOLY-CRAP ;)
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Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jdjtcagle on July 20, 2004, 01:39:34 pm
http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/~freespace/forums/attachment.php?postid=501551

This might be the latest, not sure
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Gloriano on July 20, 2004, 02:02:42 pm
*gets shock and dies again*:eek2: that was about 145 times

Thanks Maeg posting this thread :D

Uber coolness pic's


I wish I could show some Screenshots from MT but then
I would headless:D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jetmech Jr. on July 20, 2004, 02:59:43 pm
How bout the mystery pics?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Gloriano on July 20, 2004, 03:06:38 pm
There is new one already 4th#


*Don't comment about this post*
so it don't go OT too much:) I only anwered
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Taristin on July 20, 2004, 04:16:22 pm
Now if only there were newer, cooler-looking beams...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Gloriano on July 20, 2004, 04:24:29 pm
Quote
(http://freespace.volitionwatch.com/blackwater/htl_goth03.jpg)



Bobboau posted this in Avault I think deservs to here too

it's my favorite pic
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jetmech Jr. on July 20, 2004, 04:25:12 pm
Just another reason to anticipate BWO :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Taristin on July 20, 2004, 05:49:18 pm
Interesting...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aspa on July 20, 2004, 06:01:11 pm
My favourite SCP scene is unfortunately only available in my head - I didn't have the chance to make a screenshot as I was too busy twisting my fighter through the hollow engine debris of a fenris while dodging a beam from the destroyer that had just blasted it.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on July 20, 2004, 07:30:23 pm
golgotha opening a can of whoopass
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jdjtcagle on July 20, 2004, 07:33:04 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Holy Imperial Gloriano



Bobboau posted this in Avault I think deservs to here too

it's my favorite pic


That's just amazing!!! I don't care who you are, that's just amazing, that's what that is...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on July 21, 2004, 10:34:09 am
Just took it this afternoon, it's my new desktop :)

(http://tema_al_diablo.tripod.com//sobek.txt)

BTW, maeg, am I the only one intrigued that in a Celebration of Freespace, you post four images, all showing fan made ships, most from other universes? :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Gloriano on July 21, 2004, 10:49:29 am
Nice screenshot from WCS

I hope demo comes soon, I can't wait play one of my favorite game series
TC in Freespace
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Martinus on July 21, 2004, 11:08:44 am
[color=66ff00]There are people out there who don't have broadband you know. ;) Also each of us likes certain aspects of the FS universe (hence our fantastic range of projects).

Anyhow, anything that's left out is up to you guys, it wouldn't be much fun if I posted all the images. Post what you think is cool about FS. :nod:
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Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on July 21, 2004, 09:41:35 pm
Horray for Freespace! *Brings out another one of his cakes* and gives the admins and moderators a free access card to his HLP overservatory.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on July 22, 2004, 12:03:01 am
Only one I have with me atm. This was teh first time I saw the sheer ub3rness of the SCP in the main campaign.
(http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/screen035.jpg)

I've got a few others, But i've put em up before, so not sure if its appropriate to post here as well :/
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on July 23, 2004, 02:41:53 am
Thanks for the reminder, Maeg. We really do have a great thing here. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jdjtcagle on July 23, 2004, 06:01:14 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Setekh
Thanks for the reminder, Maeg. We really do have a great thing here. :)


http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,25432.0.html :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fury on July 24, 2004, 08:26:09 am
Rest of those TBP R3 beta screenies in a thread here:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,25305.0.html
:)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on July 24, 2004, 08:52:25 am
(http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/~freespace/hlp/file_show.php?fil=268)

And of course, the most important aspect that many people love about FS2 - Beams! ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jdjtcagle on July 24, 2004, 08:54:10 am
Singh, What exactly did that beam do? Was it a anti fighter, or a new slash? Can't remember :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on July 24, 2004, 08:59:20 am
Quote
Originally posted by jdjtcagle
Singh, What exactly did that beam do? Was it a anti fighter, or a new slash? Can't remember :)


Nothing really. Just the evil, demented result of an experiment gone horribly wrong O_O
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stunaep on July 25, 2004, 08:11:06 am
The one and only.

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen32.jpg)

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen43.jpg)

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen52.jpg)


(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen39.JPG)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on July 26, 2004, 12:57:00 pm
Where do you put the TGA files for the blue deimos?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jdjtcagle on July 26, 2004, 08:23:37 pm
Blue? :wtf:

Oh, do you mean the Env mapping... Get a Enviromental build and click the tag for enviromental mapping, all that is, is the background reflecting of the deimos and ambient light from the blue sun ;)

But all maps for a ship go in Data/Maps
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on July 27, 2004, 12:56:06 pm
Thanks, but i don't think i'll bother, it sounds to compicated
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jdjtcagle on July 27, 2004, 12:59:11 pm
To play the ship in mission, put the maps in the data/maps folder thats all you have to do ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on July 31, 2004, 10:18:59 am
*watches as modem transforms into a mass of melted plastic* :blah:

Pssst, this thread needs to get upgraded with some stencil shadows. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on August 03, 2004, 10:06:29 am
Don't forget Star Trek was in the house....

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/Screenshots/Env09.JPG)

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/Screenshots/screen02.jpg)

Trek Madness!!!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on August 03, 2004, 10:43:48 am
Quote
Originally posted by Omniscaperhttp://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/Screenshots/Env09.JPG


:eek2: That. Picture. Owns.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 03, 2004, 10:57:28 am
Ohhhh a Miranda class ship... Where can I get it ? ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 07, 2004, 04:15:50 pm
I often read that people want to see Vanilla to SCP comparesions.


Well please don't mind the spelling error ;) (Vannila, instead of Vanilla...)

(http://img78.exs.cx/img78/1455/compare1.jpg)


And post new shots!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 10, 2004, 08:53:18 am
Well, then.. Here I go again:
(http://img23.exs.cx/img23/2374/screen51.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 10, 2004, 01:12:41 pm
Will the bomber dude (left) survive?
(http://img22.exs.cx/img22/1011/screen65.jpg)

Well, he did survive the shockwave, but I took him down ;7 :nod:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Er_NaZZa on September 19, 2004, 10:22:12 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Omniscaper
Don't forget Star Trek was in the house....

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/Screenshots/Env09.JPG)

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/Screenshots/screen02.jpg)

Trek Madness!!!


Hello, my first post here! Excuse me a question, how to get those splendid startrek models in FS2? :nervous: :eek: :yes: :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Gloriano on September 20, 2004, 01:24:44 am
Hey


:welcome:


http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,19747.0.html
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Er_NaZZa on September 20, 2004, 10:39:47 am
Thanks a lot! :D :D :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on September 25, 2004, 07:14:17 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Will the bomber dude (left) survive?
(http://img22.exs.cx/img22/1011/screen65.jpg)

Well, he did survive the shockwave, but I took him down ;7 :nod:


Wow, that's an awesome shot! Mind if I enter it into the screenshot database? :)

Oh, and hey Er_NaZZa! Welcome to HLP :nod:

:welcome:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Er_NaZZa on September 26, 2004, 01:18:59 pm
Ehehe thanks :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 05, 2004, 01:50:36 pm
@Seketh No problem if you want to add it to the database. ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on November 05, 2004, 10:07:14 pm
"Seketh"? Haven't heard a mis-spelling like that for a while. :D

Thanks, by the way. I'll put it up as soon as we have all the server issues ironed out - some minor problems have arisen since GameSpy "fixed" everything. :nervous:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Styxx on November 08, 2004, 06:03:39 am
Time to bring back TSM 01-S or whatever it was. :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 15, 2004, 12:43:08 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Setekh
"Seketh"? Haven't heard a mis-spelling like that for a while. :D

 


My fingers are faster than my brain.
Can't do nothing about it. :D


Oh, anyway:
(http://img8.exs.cx/img8/8629/htl_hres_orion.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 16, 2004, 08:59:17 am
(http://img76.exs.cx/img76/2374/skybox_M.jpg)

Starfox: Shadows of Lylat (http://starfoxmod.proboards32.com)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: deep_eyes on November 16, 2004, 09:20:37 am
cool brain!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 16, 2004, 11:13:13 am
Most asteroids in the background were made by Sandwich.
Thanks. ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 16, 2004, 05:20:36 pm
The Orion, as I have said before, is just godly.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 27, 2004, 11:49:16 am
EFF (24-/32-Bit, animated effects) test.

(http://img88.exs.cx/img88/8913/screen00.jpg)

(http://img88.exs.cx/img88/9374/screen01.jpg)

(http://img88.exs.cx/img88/1247/screen61.jpg)


New Shockwave

(http://img91.exs.cx/img91/464/screen09.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: pecenipicek on December 09, 2004, 02:56:26 pm
errrm... i know tis thread is ancient but isnt there a lot of red xses?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on December 11, 2004, 06:57:27 am
all screenshots; all the time. I got these from playing the main campagi n (im playing through again) with the new Zpack and LS's stuff.

bueaty, that's all I can say.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/f80afe4d.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/colossus1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/sathanas3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/sathanas2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/sathanas1.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Corsair on December 11, 2004, 08:31:03 am
You know, when the Colossus fires all its beams like that, it almost looks good.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jetmech Jr. on December 11, 2004, 02:23:02 pm
Yes. Yes, it almost does...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fury on December 11, 2004, 02:39:51 pm
Even though its just 640x480, its still good.

(http://den5.pochta.ru/b5-1.JPG)

For those who don't know B5, the model is over 8km in lenght.
No shinemaps, glowmaps or glowpoints yet in that screenshot.

Edit: ****e, the linky was working yesterday.... I guess I'll host it elsewhere as soon as I can...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 23, 2004, 06:44:56 pm
Don't let this topic die!




-Shivan comm node-
(http://img146.exs.cx/img146/2530/node11ye.jpg)

-goes boom-

(http://img146.exs.cx/img146/6158/node29eb.jpg)

;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 04, 2005, 08:32:45 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/NarfPics/StarFoxMod/meteo2.jpg)
(Axem took this shot.)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 06, 2005, 02:05:47 pm
Posted by Raa: (Postfilter pixel shader "HDRish" variant)
(http://3dap.com/hlp/hosted/14_year_war/Raa/bloom/screen02.jpg)

I love blooming. ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Charismatic on January 08, 2005, 02:20:21 pm
Yes, alot of red X'es on the last page.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 09, 2005, 04:22:48 pm
Probably because many people host their files on ImageShack.


Here is another one I really like:
(http://img26.exs.cx/img26/6140/screen062oz.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on January 09, 2005, 04:49:24 pm
You know, you really deserve some kind of screenshot related title for all this DaB - there're some nice pics up here.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on January 18, 2005, 07:33:50 am
Quote
Originally posted by Black Wolf
You know, you really deserve some kind of screenshot related title for all this DaB - there're some nice pics up here.


You know, you're absolutely right. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Gloriano on January 18, 2005, 08:06:27 am
Really nice screens
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 18, 2005, 04:57:12 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Setekh


You know, you're absolutely right. :)


Thanks. ;)


I want thank everybody who made this possible.

;7


And now for the celebration:
(http://img56.exs.cx/img56/1183/screen194uw.jpg)

(Who's able to see the glitch?) :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Corsair on January 18, 2005, 05:01:48 pm
Is that a...fighter-mounted beam...?

Whoa....:thepimp:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 18, 2005, 05:13:34 pm
Wooooaaw, i want beams weapons into my fighter ! how did you that ?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Taristin on January 18, 2005, 05:28:06 pm
We've had them forever. :wtf:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: vyper on January 18, 2005, 05:53:23 pm
Phasers on a Ulysses :lol:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on January 19, 2005, 04:34:47 am
Nice to see the Excelsior in action... well sort of. I'll have her armed and with subobject mesh assigned soon. NICE pic BTW
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 19, 2005, 04:45:14 am
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer
Wooooaaw, i want beams weapons into my fighter ! how did you that ?

I'm a cheater. ;)




Quote
Originally posted by vyper
Phasers on a Ulysses :lol:

Actually I placed a Danube shuttle in FRED. But FRED porbably thought "A Ulysses is a far better chioce for this mission. I'll fix that for my master."
 ... or something like that.


Quote
Originally posted by Omniscaper
Nice to see the Excelsior in action... well sort of. I'll have her armed and with subobject mesh assigned soon. NICE pic BTW


It's perfect for "Defend the Excelsior, it's dead in space" missions. ;)




BTW nobody is comlaining about the bad UV map of the skybox?

Well, as I'll rerender it at double size, I'll fix it anyway.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fury on January 19, 2005, 10:03:02 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain

Actually I placed a Danube shuttle in FRED. But FRED porbably thought "A Ulysses is a far better chioce for this mission. I'll fix that for my master."
 ... or something like that.

You probably didn't assing the player ship to alpha wing. It sticks with default ship unless it's assigned to a wing.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 19, 2005, 12:02:36 pm
Dab tell me how did you that ? :D I'm cheating too :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 19, 2005, 12:11:32 pm
Huh? Just activate the cheats and press '^' + '0' until you get a beam weapon. You'll have to use one of the newer build of course.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on January 22, 2005, 09:13:40 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/kietotheworld/LittlePic.jpg)

and my campaign Logo...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/kietotheworld/TTRLogo.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on January 22, 2005, 09:18:00 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/mystery3.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on February 07, 2005, 01:32:24 pm
I had some time to spice up my little skybox.

(http://img162.exs.cx/img162/5983/meteonova6rn.jpg)



Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting (http://www.imageshack.us) :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on February 12, 2005, 07:53:59 pm
(http://img147.exs.cx/img147/4015/CampS3.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: [DF]PhyreBoy on February 13, 2005, 06:33:28 pm
Wow, beautiful stuff guys. Great work!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on February 14, 2005, 12:34:03 am
I'd like to take this opportunity to point everybody to the Multiple Ship Docking (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,30512.0.html) thread. :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on February 25, 2005, 06:51:53 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/secret.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/happy.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aldo_14 on February 25, 2005, 07:10:51 am
I love those Hatshepsutsheepdogshepfetchthestickochgoonnodontbiteherachyadu mbmuttsut glows.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on February 25, 2005, 09:36:25 am
Me too. Looks fantastic :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on February 25, 2005, 09:12:37 pm
Some old but recent screenies......
(http://img188.exs.cx/img188/6056/shivan32dq.png)
(http://img234.exs.cx/img234/4575/vships24be.png)
(http://img140.exs.cx/img140/993/blue5pv.png)
(http://img209.exs.cx/img209/9638/vships43lq.png)
(http://img196.exs.cx/img196/3342/vships13tx.png)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 03, 2005, 04:25:13 pm
I cut this one out (the rest is just black).

Somehow it looks really cool.

LS made some really nice effects.
(http://img187.exs.cx/img187/6331/shivan2ix.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 09, 2005, 09:33:56 pm
Your pics red-x...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on March 09, 2005, 09:50:21 pm
Quote
Originally posted by KappaWing
Orion pwning an AWACS and a battle of the Great War destroyers!


I'm not gonna say it... :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Corsair on March 09, 2005, 09:53:19 pm
Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon


I'm not gonna say it... :p
Poor Setekh...

:D
*runs*
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on March 10, 2005, 04:59:51 pm
Are they still red xes??? Should be fixored now...

Hope Setekh isn't reading this. :nervous:

Bah, my next two pics will be of a Setekh pwning something.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: vyper on March 10, 2005, 07:13:47 pm
[q]Hatshepsutsheepdogshepfetchthestickochgoonnodontbi
teherachyadumbmuttsut[/q]

Unless you have a sheep dog called Shep you should be shot for that...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on March 10, 2005, 07:23:49 pm
As promised, I shall apologize for my previous screenie of Steak getting pwned by an Orion with this humble tribute.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/KappaWing/xc1.bmp)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/KappaWing/xc2.bmp)

Poor Bosch... Never stood a chance...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on March 11, 2005, 01:50:30 am
lol :p

New image I took after changing my FOV setting :D:
(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/perseusred.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/perseusred.png)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aldo_14 on March 11, 2005, 04:22:54 am
(http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/media/devss/devScreen03.jpg)
(http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/media/devss/devScreen02.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on March 11, 2005, 03:37:47 pm
Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon
New image I took after changing my FOV setting :D:
(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/perseusred.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/perseusred.png)
You should really post a side-by-side comparison of that picture with the original. ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Carl on March 11, 2005, 11:07:33 pm
beams are pretty. I wonder if if the terrans celebrate new years with beams...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on March 11, 2005, 11:53:22 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Goober5000
You should really post a side-by-side comparison of that picture with the original. ;)

(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/perseusold.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/perseusold.png) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/perseusred.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/perseusred.png)

Can someone with better PS/Gimp experience than I split the Perseus down the middle? :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 12, 2005, 05:27:30 am
(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/perseusold.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/perseusred.jpg)

:jaw:  That is so much better its untrue

EDIT:  I thought it was all one pic. :hopping:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on March 14, 2005, 04:15:47 pm
Those lighting effects look really cool. :yes:

Someone better restickify this before it gets lost in the abyss...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on March 24, 2005, 12:39:07 pm
Few screenies I took...........
1 (http://img27.exs.cx/img27/7/argo1zp.png)
2 (http://img27.exs.cx/img27/424/artemis20tl.png)
3 (http://img27.exs.cx/img27/2989/artemis8fj.png)
4 (http://img27.exs.cx/img27/8052/crovmed2fn.png)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 24, 2005, 03:53:58 pm
Wow those are great. :yes:

The second one if my favorite.  You should try taking shots for the FSO splash screen.

BTW would you mind telling me you ambient factor? ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on March 24, 2005, 04:31:30 pm
Ambience is 50 and am using Open GL...... :nervous:


EDIT: Heres some more shots I took........

1 (http://img225.exs.cx/img225/8592/corv5mo.png)
2 (http://img225.exs.cx/img225/6752/faust4yi.png)
3 (http://img225.exs.cx/img225/2407/levi6zk.png)
4 (http://img225.exs.cx/img225/137/perseus6dg.png)
5 (http://img225.exs.cx/img225/1619/sobek0am.png)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 24, 2005, 07:11:37 pm
Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon

Can someone with better PS/Gimp experience than I split the Perseus down the middle? :D


How about this?

http://img35.exs.cx/img35/7149/perseusold12tm.png

Edit: (img) tag removed. I do not hate you 56k guys. ;)

I think the cut is too 'smooth'. (Cockipt... :rolleyes: )
 Well, it looked weird so I recolored the old part. I had to resize it also, as the two pics were slightly different.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on March 24, 2005, 07:21:49 pm
I thought that you might have to do some resizing, but the coloring should be left alone...what I did was I took the first picture, then I removed all the fs2_open command lines, plus the mediaVPs, went back to the same mission and took the second screenie.

Original FS2 couldn't do 1280x1024, but then side-by-side comparison wouldn't really be possible at all.

Can you do a harder blend along the blue line you have, use the original colors for the original, and remove the blue line? :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 24, 2005, 07:40:48 pm
The problem is it looks all screwed up if I use a hard cut.

Even though I tried my best to resize it, it still won't fit exactly...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 24, 2005, 07:58:13 pm
What have you done to it? :shaking:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on March 27, 2005, 12:40:16 am
DaBrain: :yes: Looks good. Now we just need some pimpin' grounds... ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on March 27, 2005, 03:35:19 am
The only problem is that it looks like the low-poly perseus had a pilot too from that image :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 28, 2005, 07:32:40 am
I like it. ;)

(http://img81.exs.cx/img81/7228/cellshot5yq.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 28, 2005, 04:44:25 pm
Cell Shading is great!

(http://img72.exs.cx/img72/6487/screen01259fg.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on March 28, 2005, 07:12:42 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
I like it. ;)



Aww, crap.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on April 16, 2005, 03:22:13 pm
I just started playing the main FS2 campaign, since it's almost two years from the last time I did that. I also thought it would be a good idea to turn on all the latest fantastic improvements SCP has brought us. And I think I'm not the only one who can say: FS2 is still the best looking, best playing and generally the best space combat sim ever.

(http://img206.echo.cx/img206/8273/16040516lz.th.jpg) (http://img206.echo.cx/my.php?image=16040516lz.jpg)

(http://img206.echo.cx/img206/4029/16040522ma.th.jpg) (http://img206.echo.cx/my.php?image=16040522ma.jpg)

Btw, those glows on Hatshepsut looks extremely good :nod:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on April 19, 2005, 04:04:27 pm
Hmm start to like the blue EFF... ;)

(http://img248.echo.cx/img248/6519/screen3938zw.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 05, 2005, 10:32:26 am
Shot while testing a new EFF.


I like it somehow ;)

(http://img107.echo.cx/img107/7187/screen06267ae.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on May 05, 2005, 10:50:24 am
Die, NTCv Pax! ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on May 05, 2005, 11:41:14 am
Lol. So make some red EFF for the shivan Flak turret ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 05, 2005, 01:21:04 pm
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer
Lol. So make some red EFF for the shivan Flak turret ^^


I did that already. ;)
This one is about the beam impact.

Quote
Originally posted by Goober5000
Die, NTCv Pax! ;)


Hehe, a few seconds after the shot it did. :lol:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on May 05, 2005, 03:29:42 pm
Die Deimos sieht sehr schön aus! Sie ist ganz prima! ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 05, 2005, 03:37:47 pm
Quote
Originally posted by KappaWing
Die Deimos sieht sehr schön aus! Sie ist ganz prima! ;)


:lol:  Wow! Deutsch wird die neue Modesprache. ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on May 05, 2005, 07:37:59 pm
Man, that does look pretty good. Particle spew! :cool:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on May 05, 2005, 07:57:52 pm
German is funny. :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on May 06, 2005, 01:39:08 am
:nervous: :nervous: :nervous:

(http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Ulala321-Freespace2.JPG)

*runs*
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on May 06, 2005, 03:42:49 pm
Shouldent that be posted here? (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,22680.0.html) :wtf:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on May 06, 2005, 09:15:26 pm
Oh come on, I was celebrating a part of Freespace, wasn't I? :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on May 08, 2005, 11:28:03 am
I think someone should rename this "FS2 Screenshots Thread", 'cause that's basically what it is now.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on May 08, 2005, 11:33:35 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Hmm start to like the blue EFF... ;)

(http://img248.echo.cx/img248/6519/screen3938zw.jpg)


There is a beam coming out of nothingness in that pic. BTW how do I get those Flak effects?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: EtherShock on May 08, 2005, 04:05:49 pm
Pfft, everyone knows you need a P-48 space modulator to destroy the earth. :p Very nice shots by the way.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on May 08, 2005, 04:24:47 pm
Kappa, save your screenies as JPG, not BMP, they will be much bigger in JPG.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on May 09, 2005, 02:58:23 pm
Quote
Originally posted by kietotheworld
Kappa, save your screenies as JPG, not BMP, they will be much bigger in JPG.


Thanks for that. I always wondered why they weren't larger. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on May 09, 2005, 11:55:55 pm
If you're worried about quality, PNG is a little better than JPG but can also be a lot larger, depending on the quality level of the JPG you compare it to.

Irfanview is a good conversion program.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 15, 2005, 03:17:22 pm
Much action!

(http://img87.echo.cx/img87/753/screen18g7zo.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 16, 2005, 07:53:05 am
Damn the pic is down...

I'll just post this one. It's better IMO anyway.^^

(http://img186.echo.cx/img186/4148/fs11gv.jpg)


Edit: Wow the first pic is back. Yay for Imageshack!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on May 19, 2005, 01:48:17 am
Nice varation on the beams. :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: phreak on May 19, 2005, 09:42:01 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
http://img107.echo.cx/img107/7187/screen06267ae.jpg


if that hud wasn't there, it would make an awesome Media VP Title screen.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on May 20, 2005, 01:36:53 am
And the beam in the upper-right is a bit odd, seeing as how it's apparently coming from a microscopic wormhole (an SSB?) :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 20, 2005, 05:10:12 am
That would be a Mjolnir, Sir. ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on May 20, 2005, 05:52:26 pm
Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon
(an SSB?) :p


Subspace beams... not very realistic, but would that not be the coolest thing ever? :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 20, 2005, 07:57:49 pm
As soon as the glowpoint code supports ANIs or EFFs, I can create this easily. ;)

(Uhm, yes, that was a *hint*) :lol:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 22, 2005, 01:32:35 pm
(http://img163.echo.cx/img163/6381/nebmissile2rv.jpg)

They almost got me down with those missles. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 23, 2005, 05:35:44 am
(http://img265.echo.cx/img265/2276/fsscreen39hg.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on May 23, 2005, 07:40:08 am
I've been playing through the main campiagn again. Been having fun iwth some of the new graphics :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series5.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series6.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series7.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series8.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on May 23, 2005, 07:41:26 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series9.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series10.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series11.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series12.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series13.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series14.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series15.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series16.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on May 23, 2005, 07:46:37 am
And the finale, for now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Series/series17.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on May 24, 2005, 02:41:11 pm
Celebrating the new(ish) glow chunk. Babylon 5 with glowpoints.

(http://www.3dactionplanet.com/hlp/hosted/babylon/img/screenshots/frontlit.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NeoHunter on May 25, 2005, 09:34:35 am
Hmm...was Babylon 5 station every that dark? If you compare with the planet reflection, I say the station should be well lit by the nearby sun.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 25, 2005, 10:02:35 am
I looks exactly I like a shot from the show.

Well, the planet is a static image. You could move it a bit to correct the illumination.

I think this is only a test shot, so don't mind this little detail.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on May 26, 2005, 03:44:55 am
The planet is lit by a huge spotlight situated on the other side of B5.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on May 26, 2005, 04:15:39 am
IPAndrews always comes up with the most logical explanations. ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 28, 2005, 11:15:26 am
The Omega-X has no chance against my 40 mm guns. ^^
(http://img213.echo.cx/img213/2609/screen10813hj.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on June 06, 2005, 10:05:57 am
A bit Shadows of Lylat again. :)

(http://img296.echo.cx/img296/2626/screen12807ne.jpg)

(http://img296.echo.cx/img296/224/screen12829id.jpg)

(http://img296.echo.cx/img296/174/screen12849ic.jpg)

(http://img231.echo.cx/img231/1475/screen13167tn.jpg)

(http://img231.echo.cx/img231/6973/screen13052ak.jpg)

(http://img231.echo.cx/img231/6742/screen13182gg.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on June 06, 2005, 10:37:37 am
That's FreeSpace? :eek2:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on June 06, 2005, 10:58:51 am
Quote
Originally posted by Setekh
That's FreeSpace? :eek2:


Holy Sh*t!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on June 06, 2005, 11:36:45 am
I'm uploading a short clip of that right now.

Check this thread: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,33103.0.html

;)


Quote
Originally posted by Setekh
That's FreeSpace? :eek2:


SCP made a lot possible. We're trying to push the engine to it's limit.
;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on June 06, 2005, 01:45:05 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Setekh
That's FreeSpace? :eek2:


Hell yes! If it wasn't for the HUD indicators, I wouldn't believe this was FSO.

Outstanding work :yes: I especially like the buildings.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on June 06, 2005, 05:27:17 pm
I'm truly impressed with what you've done. Gives me great hope for the SCP continuing to prosper in the future. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Freak on June 07, 2005, 12:26:15 pm
I'm surprised Freespace doesn't commit ritual suicide with all those polygons. It must be the fog that keeps it alive. :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Flaser on June 07, 2005, 01:09:27 pm
Quote
Originally posted by General Freak
I'm surprised Freespace doesn't commit ritual suicide with all those polygons. It must be the fog that keeps it alive. :D


Freespace would not only commit suicide it would shove the spurkplug **** and ****  **** *** **** and  **** and both of you die.
FS_Open on the other hand handles it quite well.

If the later term leaves you with a strong sense of  WTF? :wtf: Then hit *HOME* hold steady and look in the upper right corner?
Came back here?
This time read the whole post...

Look for the little tab FAQ.
Now go left - yeah FS_Doc (Wikki).[/size]
That will answere all of your questions, like what's FS_Open?
How do I download it? How do I install it?
How do I stop asking for new features? The list of neurologists to handle the seizer when denied your daily doze...

E - V - E - R - Y - T - H - I - N - G you want to know or ever wondered.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Freak on June 08, 2005, 09:09:46 am
Actually, it doesn't even mention anything about afterburner trails or issues with TNT2 cards, which I had to ask here. :p

I claim page 8! :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on June 08, 2005, 10:10:13 am
Quote
Originally posted by Flaser
Now go left - yeah FS_Doc (Wikki).[/size]


I can't see it... There's that waky Wiki thing though.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on June 08, 2005, 12:29:53 pm
Quote
Originally posted by General Freak
I'm surprised Freespace doesn't commit ritual suicide with all those polygons. It must be the fog that keeps it alive. :D


An interesting thought... Even if it doesn't work this way, we could use some really low-poly and low-res LODs (or even only a second LOD)... Nobody will notice.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral LSD on June 25, 2005, 03:36:28 am
Here's my FreeSpace tribute:

http://members.westnet.com.au/iweber/FSO.jpg

:p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on June 25, 2005, 09:03:18 am
Very funny... :wtf:

I bet your PC is to slow for the SCP features or something.

If you don't like what the coders and the artists here did to FS2, ignore it. Stop posting you don't like it, because most people here do.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Airborne on July 10, 2005, 07:09:09 pm
How bout posting some more screenies? Come on, hop to it.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 13, 2005, 11:08:40 am
TPB 3.2

(http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/2416/screen037mi.jpg)

Awww what a beauty :eek2:  ... but what is that? :shaking:

(http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/8325/screen161du.jpg)

You knew that was going to happen...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Freak on July 13, 2005, 11:13:03 am
:D

Hmm...rear view? I never saw that command key.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 21, 2005, 08:05:09 pm
This one has a lot action on screen. ;)
I love the beam, it looks just cool.

I was testing my new 3d shockwave ( http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,34014.msg703209.html#msg703209 )

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1244/screen21582sm.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on July 21, 2005, 10:02:55 pm
Excellent shot you've got there DaBrain, as usual. Altough I think it could use a better starfield ;)

Anyway, here's my contribution:

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8329/05072015gn.th.jpg) (http://img27.imageshack.us/my.php?image=05072015gn.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on July 21, 2005, 10:07:36 pm
DB, what beam pack are you using?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 22, 2005, 09:47:07 am
Quote
Originally posted by Lt.Cannonfodder
Excellent shot you've got there DaBrain, as usual. Altough I think it could use a better starfield ;)


Yeah.. it might look a bit better with that. :)
I'll try to use it more often.

Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon
DB, what beam pack are you using?


Nothing more than the MV packs.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 24, 2005, 10:19:18 am
3d shockwaves rule!
The new build that allows on-standard res settings without bugs rules too.
;7

(http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/8299/screen2400kopie7jo.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on July 24, 2005, 02:51:24 pm
I absolutely love that shockwave :D

(As a side note, who else now wants to change their "Blast" warning to "Rumpfschaden"? :p)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on July 24, 2005, 05:25:56 pm
Dabrain how do you change the main explosion ? I mean those from cruiser when they explode. And where did you find the ani ? in the TBP 3.2 ?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 25, 2005, 01:13:42 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Mongoose
I absolutely love that shockwave :D

(As a side note, who else now wants to change their "Blast" warning to "Rumpfschaden"? :p)


Great. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer
Dabrain how do you change the main explosion ? I mean those from cruiser when they explode. And where did you find the ani ? in the TBP 3.2 ?



Yupp, from TBP.
Just extract the effects folder and serch for "exp". Copy all files into your FS2  effects folder. (Yes... a lot of files.)

(The explosions are EFFs.)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Styxx on July 25, 2005, 10:38:48 pm
Goddamn, this engine looks better every day. Gongrats everyone posting screenshots. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 26, 2005, 10:48:47 am
The new model is great.

(http://img173.imageshack.us/img173/845/screen26113qj.jpg)


I'm amazed by the engine too. And of course by the artists that create new models and maps. :yes:

But it's not everything about graphics. Finding bugs and adding gameplay features are also important.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on July 26, 2005, 03:10:05 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Finding bugs and adding gameplay features are also important.
As too few people seem to appreciate. :sigh:

:)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on July 26, 2005, 03:21:55 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Finding bugs and adding gameplay features are also important.


Quote
Originally posted by Goober5000
As too few people seem to appreciate. :sigh:


I've added both! :D :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on July 26, 2005, 03:31:31 pm
:lol:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on July 26, 2005, 06:39:27 pm
It's extreemly rare that FSOpen crashes when I play. Nor do I notice any bugs at all...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 26, 2005, 07:32:17 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Goober5000
As too few people seem to appreciate. :sigh:

:)



Stop taking care of bugs and they will soon know they should have appreciated it. :drevil: ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on July 27, 2005, 10:55:56 am
I took some screenies... :(

(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/6295/11qp.th.png) (http://img79.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11qp.png)(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/4408/28na.th.png) (http://img174.imageshack.us/my.php?image=28na.png)
(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/6294/48qk.th.png) (http://img174.imageshack.us/my.php?image=48qk.png)(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5470/53fb.th.png) (http://img174.imageshack.us/my.php?image=53fb.png)
(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/99/66bg.th.png) (http://img174.imageshack.us/my.php?image=66bg.png)

Horray for SCP!  :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 30, 2005, 01:10:28 pm
Shockwaves work correct now.

Yay for bug fixing coders!

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9185/screen27149gr.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on July 30, 2005, 03:54:48 pm
Yay! :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on July 30, 2005, 04:22:52 pm
Hey, hey, I love the new ShockWave :D

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/769/fs2openg2005072820050730212747.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7434/fs2openg2005072820050730212752.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4142/fs2openg2005072820050730212753.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6238/fs2openg2005072820050730215012.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7045/fs2openg2005072820050730215033.jpg)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1306/fs2openg2005072820050730221206.jpg)
(http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/6606/fs2openg2005072220050728215446.jpg)
(http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/5141/fs2openg2005072220050728222932.jpg)
(http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/1748/fs2openg2005072220050728230836.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 30, 2005, 05:11:43 pm
... :eek2:  Those are some awesome shots.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: vyper on July 30, 2005, 05:31:23 pm
Holy ****.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on July 30, 2005, 06:17:40 pm
(http://img320.imageshack.us/img320/2955/igs10xg.th.jpg) (http://img320.imageshack.us/my.php?image=igs10xg.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on July 31, 2005, 02:54:09 am
3 more screens :D

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/3298/fs2openg2005072220050728215443.jpg)
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9950/fs2openg2005072220050728222459.jpg)
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3834/fs2openg2005072220050728231818.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 04, 2005, 06:45:17 am
Effect testing.

Sorry, I've turned off all new textures and advanced effects, to save ram, but it still looks pretty nice. ;)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3400/screen27781qn.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 04, 2005, 08:30:55 am
*adds to SCP Propaganda folder*
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 05, 2005, 12:56:29 pm
Ok, I'm done with that one. Everything is ready for the final release as soon as the code is fixed. :)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7823/screen29584en.jpg)

I like it. ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Vulture- on August 05, 2005, 06:08:33 pm
Well, uhm, me too^^:D ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 05, 2005, 07:13:42 pm
Did you check out the test release?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 06, 2005, 07:21:00 pm
Ok, ok this the last shockwave pic for a while. I guess they are getting boring for you guys. ;)

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/7364/screen29803gj.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: phreak on August 06, 2005, 07:25:59 pm
remember to use alt+pause and shift+o (remove hud).  alot of these shots would kick even more ass if i didn't see the hud.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 06, 2005, 07:36:53 pm
I took those to search for seams in the effect. I didn't even intend to post one of them here. But they looked so cool... so I took one and posted it anyway.

But yeah, I'll remember that. I forgot the key combo for that to be honest. :rolleyes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Martinus on August 06, 2005, 10:16:51 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Ok, ok this the last shockwave pic for a while. I guess they are getting boring for you guys. ;)

[color=66ff00]I think I speak for everyone with the exception of the 56k'ers that you should keep it up DaBrain. ;):yes:
[/color]
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Taristin on August 06, 2005, 10:22:55 pm
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3834/fs2openg2005072220050728231818.jpg)


woo! Kelpie! :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 07, 2005, 10:06:01 am
@PhReAk it looks indeed better without hud...

From now on I can take even more awesome shots. :)

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4118/screen30117nz.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on August 09, 2005, 03:29:04 am
*insetrt drool*
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on August 15, 2005, 02:34:18 pm
For now, take a look at this 10 min's In-game video ^^
I have no word to describe this...

Part_I (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/Fs2_open/Freespace2_new_gen_Eff.zip)
Part_II (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/Fs2_open/Freespace2_new_gen_Eff.z01)
Part_III (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/Fs2_open/Freespace2_new_gen_Eff.z02)
Part_IV (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/Fs2_open/Freespace2_new_gen_Eff.z03)

Important : You need to pick them all, I can't host a single video with an average of 100 Mb. :/
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: EtherShock on August 15, 2005, 03:27:14 pm
Excellent choice of music. :yes: Where's it from? What am I supposed to be looking at?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on August 15, 2005, 03:31:06 pm
It comes from SW Rebel Strike ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 21, 2005, 04:50:37 pm
Beanz!

(http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/7838/screen34665am.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 21, 2005, 04:52:33 pm
*squints* The Lucy?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 21, 2005, 05:00:09 pm
No just a Cain. ;7

I'm using new graphics for the beams, but the better quality doesn't really justify the memory plus. :(


They just get streched after all...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on August 22, 2005, 01:50:03 am
Try to make the same Beam effects from Star Trek Universe.
I want to see the result ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 05, 2005, 06:38:36 pm
And, now Star Wars in show ^^



(http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/3516/fs2openr0109200520050905154519.jpg)
(http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/4803/fs2openr0109200520050906001136.jpg)
(http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/7296/fs2openr0109200520050906001144.jpg)
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/5092/fs2openr0109200520050906001611.jpg)
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/8086/fs2openr0109200520050906002344.jpg)
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/5214/fs2openr0109200520050906002632.jpg)
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/9691/fs2openr0109200520050906003054.jpg)
(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/7870/fs2openr0109200520050906003341.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on September 05, 2005, 10:25:32 pm
That's quite... wow.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on September 05, 2005, 10:47:06 pm
Hehe, I didn't know there were Vasudans in the Star Wars universe. :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 06, 2005, 02:05:57 am
Well, they've got ET. Why not?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 06, 2005, 05:33:17 am
Very cool shots. :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on September 06, 2005, 06:29:23 am
My goodness.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on September 06, 2005, 09:47:42 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Beanz!

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/7838/screen34665am.jpg


Beanz?  As in Heinz Meanz Beanz? :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fury on September 06, 2005, 10:27:56 am
Those stretched lasers in SW screenies actually look terrible. Other than that, quite good screenies.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 06, 2005, 11:18:11 am
The green one was the prometheus S, and the Red one, the Heavy Shivan's laser. Thx to Fs 2 SCP ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 07, 2005, 01:30:19 pm
Yup yup yup... enjoy

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7452/fs2openr20050907193508625qq.jpg)
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2513/fs2openr20050907193635674vr.jpg)
(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/8476/fs2openr20050907193947376qk.jpg)
(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/4390/fs2openr20050907194012294ec.jpg)
(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/2442/fs2openr20050907194151075gy.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on September 07, 2005, 01:48:42 pm
....Jesus.

Now that's really impressive. Purely as it draws attention to the graphical power of FS2 and the effort gone into this SW mod.

Excellent work :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on September 07, 2005, 03:01:28 pm
That's not from the offical HLP Star Wars Mod unless I'm very much mistaken.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Liquid Fire on September 07, 2005, 03:16:28 pm
What's up with the x-wing? Is it sliding?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 07, 2005, 03:20:56 pm
Yeah you right karajorma, it's not the official HLP Star Wars.
I've just began to mod this in one week. But, all the model aren't from me. I've just converted all the models from the XWA DSUCP (Dark Saber Ultimate Craft Pack), and put them into Freespace 2.

Unfortunately, I can't convert all of them because of the lots of textures usage per model (more than the 16 limited in each Fs2_open built).
And, I don't think a special built for an usage of this > 16 textures will be available. If it'll be released, I'll be happy. If not, I have to wait the official released, or take time to manage this minor trouble (or perhaps major trouble).

Actually, I have only 15 models converted, 13 of them are fighters/assault fighters/transport vessel and the last 2 are the Escort Carrier and the Modified Strike Cruiser (500 and 450 meter long).
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 07, 2005, 03:23:27 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Liquid Fire
What's up with the x-wing? Is it sliding?


You mean for the last pic ? The red laser aren't coming from the X wing you see in the pic, but from another spacecraft.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on September 07, 2005, 05:01:32 pm
Nice screenshots...

It would make a perfect backround if the hud wasn't on though... :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on September 07, 2005, 08:41:41 pm
Its too bad Darksaber is disallowing any modification to his X-wing. I've already cannonized its mesh to PROPER proportions but the HLP SW project does not want to use it. UGH. That X-wing mesh is just WRONG!!! BLARG!!!

U can see my X-wing in the Trench video I posted up months ago.
http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/WIPS/DSv2.wmv
http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/WIPS/trench.wmv
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on September 07, 2005, 11:37:00 pm
This is what happens when you use the HDRish.pss effect... ;7

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7149/battle5zw.th.png) (http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle5zw.png)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6283/orion3tg.th.png) (http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=orion3tg.png)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Liquid Fire on September 07, 2005, 11:37:22 pm
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer


You mean for the last pic ? The red laser aren't coming from the X wing you see in the pic, but from another spacecraft.


I was actually looking at the engine glows...

Still, those pictures just ooze coolness.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on September 08, 2005, 01:23:35 am
Couple of more screen shots...  :(

HDRish is awesome... :eek:


(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/7541/collossus7jj.th.png) (http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=collossus7jj.png)

(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/6274/knossos6pu.th.png) (http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=knossos6pu.png)

(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/6935/typhoon8rk.th.png) (http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=typhoon8rk.png)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 08, 2005, 01:36:45 am
Quote
Originally posted by Omniscaper
Its too bad Darksaber is disallowing any modification to his X-wing. I've already cannonized its mesh to PROPER proportions but the HLP SW project does not want to use it. UGH. That X-wing mesh is just WRONG!!! BLARG!!!

U can see my X-wing in the Trench video I posted up months ago.
http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/WIPS/DSv2.wmv
http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/WIPS/trench.wmv


Hmmm, I thought you're using some model from Dark Saber. IIRC, TopAce said they have the right to use Dark Saber models after credits them, am I wrong ?

About the X Wing, I didn't modify anything, just port the mesh into Fs2.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 08, 2005, 01:40:56 am
Now the HDRish version of Babylon 5 :

(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8196/freespace2hdrishdabrain1io.jpg)

And here, the HDRish + Motion Blur (Ghost)

(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8610/freespace2hdrishdabrainwithgho.jpg)


aaaarg, I've just got an headache I think I forgot I use a modified HDRish version with Motion Blur :ick:

(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/1701/swfs2hdrish017wp.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 08, 2005, 12:20:34 pm
Yes, the last too shots have too high HDRsih values...

I think you should tone the motion blur a bit down too. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on September 08, 2005, 04:48:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer


Hmmm, I thought you're using some model from Dark Saber. IIRC, TopAce said they have the right to use Dark Saber models after credits them, am I wrong ?

About the X Wing, I didn't modify anything, just port the mesh into Fs2.


It is a modified version of Darksaber's Xwing. Darksaber wont allow ANY modification of his disproportional mesh. I corrected his mesh to make my eys not bleed. Unfortunately, I must keep it to myself and not allowed to use it in the HLP SW project.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 08, 2005, 04:58:56 pm
Me too, the SW mod I made some days ago it's only for my own purpose, since DarkSaber disallow it.
But, do you think it's the same too for the SW ships from SW Warlords (mod for Homeworld 2) ??
Because, graphically, it's magnificent.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: StratComm on September 08, 2005, 05:53:55 pm
The Warlords folks are an interesting crowd (Must resist the urge to go on a tirade about not making playability a priority for their mod) and I don't know how they feel about ripping their models.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 08, 2005, 06:04:56 pm
It's why i asked it ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on September 08, 2005, 06:47:45 pm
I see beautiful shots, but I have no idea what HDR.pss is.  Can anyone help?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on September 08, 2005, 06:58:47 pm
Check this thread (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,29291.0.html)  out Kie...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on September 08, 2005, 07:37:05 pm
Thanks, shame I've got an NVIDIA, that effect would have been great to have. :(
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fenrir on September 08, 2005, 07:47:17 pm
This thread has some pretty neat pics of those shader effects, too.

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,34967.0.html
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 10, 2005, 12:04:55 pm
It's a shame nobody writes Shaders for the DXtweaker. :(
They could be used with any card...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 11, 2005, 12:26:19 pm
I've posted some new Inferno shots and this one looks almost like a movie shot. :eek2:

(http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/2668/ing90lt.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 11, 2005, 12:59:39 pm
Woaaaaaaaaww, You kill my eye :love:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on September 11, 2005, 01:17:03 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
I've posted some new Inferno shots and this one looks almost like a movie shot. :eek2:


Except for teh clippign. :sigh:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 11, 2005, 01:36:14 pm
Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon


Except for teh clippign. :sigh:


Nah, Pixel Shader support will help to fix this. :nod: :yes:

Post process glow. ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on September 11, 2005, 03:58:13 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
I've posted some new Inferno shots and this one looks almost like a movie shot. :eek2:

[snip]
Actually I like this one you posted better:

(http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6830/inf86gt.jpg)

:)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on September 11, 2005, 04:15:11 pm
Looks alot like an Asguard design, Terranized. SWEET!!!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on September 11, 2005, 04:16:23 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/kietotheworld/Hecate.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Freak on September 11, 2005, 04:33:39 pm
It's beauty (almost) puts a tear in my eye. :(
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 11, 2005, 05:08:45 pm
That's JAD, isn't it?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 11, 2005, 05:26:12 pm
Another pics about SW :

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2485/fs2openr20050911170841649vw.jpg)
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/3044/fs2openr20050911171249788ng.jpg)
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3944/fs2openr20050911171418355xz.jpg)
(http://img282.imageshack.us/img282/130/fs2openr20050911194356762tn.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on September 11, 2005, 05:27:05 pm
Quote
Originally posted by ngtm1r
That's JAD, isn't it?


Yes.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on September 11, 2005, 06:49:54 pm
Hey, I see my escort carrier in there :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on September 11, 2005, 10:41:03 pm
Damn you metalD and DaBrain! I just ruined my laptop by doorling on the keyboard!


;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Liquid Fire on September 11, 2005, 11:31:27 pm
Tie phantom? :shaking:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on September 12, 2005, 04:15:34 am
Is that lot going to get released?

(Your correct response to this question is: "Of course!" by the way :))
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on September 12, 2005, 04:29:44 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain


Nah, Pixel Shader support will help to fix this. :nod: :yes:

Post process glow. ;7


you will tell me what you know. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 12, 2005, 04:52:33 am
Welll, we all know Bobboau is working a 'material system' thal allows the use of pixel shaders for material.

A post process filter probably won't be a problem. You can find a lot of glow shaders with google already. As soon as the support is complete, we'll probably instantly get rid of the clipping problems. :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fury on September 12, 2005, 05:50:31 am
I'm quite confident those SW pics would look a lot better if those lasers were a lot shorter. Lasers don't really need to be 10-30 meters long, some looks to be even longer than that.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 12, 2005, 12:56:51 pm
Lasers size are near the 180 meters ^^
If i reduce them, it look a little weird, and I need to create a model to it ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on September 12, 2005, 07:58:29 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Welll, we all know Bobboau is working a 'material system' thal allows the use of pixel shaders for material.

A post process filter probably won't be a problem. You can find a lot of glow shaders with google already. As soon as the support is complete, we'll probably instantly get rid of the clipping problems. :)


that also means the prospect of using pixel shaders for other lighting effects, too..
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 15, 2005, 10:13:46 am
Yup yup yup Rebels Strike back ^^

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6893/fs2openr2005091420050915163104.jpg)
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3389/fs2openr2005091420050915163157.jpg)
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/746/fs2openr2005091420050915163203.jpg)
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4817/fs2openr2005091420050915163234.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3985/fs2openr2005091420050915163440.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2093/fs2openr2005091420050915163825.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3970/fs2openr2005091420050915163839.jpg)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2812/fs2openr2005091420050915164017.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on September 15, 2005, 10:21:08 am
Tie Defender!!!

I can't even describe how awesome those screens are. Let's just say I got an insane urge to install Tie Fighter again and kick some rebel ass once more :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Liquid Fire on September 15, 2005, 11:36:58 pm
A couple of those ships look decidedly...un...starwarsish :nervous:

That said, the tie defender looks awesome! There was no stopping it in tie fighter :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on September 15, 2005, 11:38:09 pm
I like the X-wing in the last picture the best :nervous:

Looks pretty damn close to the movies.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on September 16, 2005, 05:07:32 am
ERm.. I never liked hte TIE defendr..It was a cheap imperial X-wing wannabe.

b.t.w. - where are the engines on the defender?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on September 16, 2005, 05:15:42 am
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3944/fs2openr20050911171418355xz.jpg)


Now this is how attacking a capship should be like!
FEAR IT!!!!!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 16, 2005, 07:58:56 am
Tan. tan. tan ... (Imperial March song running in background)

(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/9197/fs2openr20050916111046043th.jpg)
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/889/fs2openr20050916133002647wb.jpg)
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5153/fs2openr20050916133518172sk.jpg)
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7561/fs2openr20050916134429032xu.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on September 16, 2005, 10:45:24 pm
Hey hey, the Vengeance! Damn, so many memories of destroying Rebels with it SW:W...looks a bit chunky from the front thought...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CP5670 on September 17, 2005, 02:02:22 am
I only got around to looking at this thread a few hours ago. Am I the only one who instinctively ignores all the sticky threads and skips down to the normal ones because the majority are never updated? :p

Anyway, there is some amazing stuff in here, a great exhibition of how far the community has come since FS2's release. I don't have a whole lot to add, but here are a few generic shots from the main campaign and my own missions that show off some of the FSO specular lighting effects. I wish I could get that superbright effect to show up on these. It makes a huge difference with this game.

[edit] hmm, these are bigger than I thought; lvlshotted.

(http://home.comcast.net/~cp5670/FS2-1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~cp5670/FS2-2.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~cp5670/FS2-3.jpg)

And I can't believe this magnificent thing has not yet appeared in this thread. Shame on you all.

(http://home.comcast.net/~cp5670/FS2-4.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on September 17, 2005, 03:20:31 am
Someone needs to high poly the Pirate Ship methinks :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Freak on September 17, 2005, 07:59:15 am
Ditto.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 18, 2005, 04:15:49 pm
Let's continue with the MC-80b Liberty

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4295/fs2openr2005091420050918225243.jpg)
(http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/2127/fs2openr2005091420050918225259.jpg)
(http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/4909/fs2openr2005091420050918225330.jpg)
(http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/6664/fs2openr2005091420050918225355.jpg)
(http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/351/fs2openr2005091420050918225408.jpg)
(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/958/fs2openr2005091420050918225538.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 18, 2005, 05:52:49 pm
Need an Inferno wallpaper?

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6217/screen44974zk.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 20, 2005, 11:54:24 am
FEAR !!... xD

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8809/fs2openrinferno200509182005092.jpg)
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/733/fs2openrinferno161016175xy.jpg)
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/928/fs2openrinferno161117217ux.jpg)
(http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/7263/fs2openrinferno161509952eb.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on September 22, 2005, 04:22:31 am
Not to be a pain, but could we possibly look into gettiong rid of some of the Red Xs on the early pages of this thread? I use it when I pimp FSO on other boards, and it'd prolly be nice if anyone who clicks on it doesn't have to wade through two or three early, more or less empty pages.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Martinus on September 22, 2005, 08:57:52 am
[color=66ff00]Whew, that was quite a few fixes. :)
I've lvlshotted al of the working images and deleted any 404's.


RULES:
Please lvlshot your images from now on guys, it makes for a tidier thread.
If you have good screenies but no hosting PM me and I can arrange to host them on HLP.

Thanks for the effort everyone, keep it up. :nod::yes:
[/color]
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on September 22, 2005, 08:34:27 pm
Whoa, those Star Wars shots are crazy. Turbolaser!! Good work, guys. :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on September 22, 2005, 09:55:27 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/Turnsky/hdrfenris.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on September 22, 2005, 10:15:08 pm
Mmmmm. Soft light. :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on September 22, 2005, 10:19:22 pm
yep, used the HDRish thingy for that.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on September 23, 2005, 03:18:04 am
Ohh ...I would sell my soul for a nice gloryshot of the HTL Fenris in 1280x1024 without the HUD and with this nice HDRish filter
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on September 23, 2005, 03:25:37 am
judging by the screenie i took there, i can get away with photoshopping those little hud details out.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CP5670 on September 23, 2005, 03:31:35 am
I get basically that same mild bloom effect using superbright 2, although it doesn't appear in screenshots. It looks good in some places but kind of strange in nebulas.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 23, 2005, 06:13:43 am
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2853/fs2openr2005091820050923120641.jpg)
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/1147/fs2openr2005091820050923121249.jpg)
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/6734/fs2openr2005091820050923121508.jpg)
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/1082/fs2openr2005091820050923121623.jpg)
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/8061/fs2openr2005091820050923122009.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on September 23, 2005, 08:22:55 am
Only one question MD. When will we be able to play with these beauties? ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 23, 2005, 08:45:39 am
Huu... never ^^
Because I took models from Star Wars Warlords and XWA DarkSaber Ultimate Craft Pack (8 models).
And, In Fredding, I've never try to take time for the moment xD I only want to crush the Empire/Rebel Forces :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on September 23, 2005, 10:02:14 am
Well, it isn't as good as the star wars shots, but just to prove two things:
FS2 rocks.
Desperation isn't dead. :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/desperation03.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/desperation04.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Desperation05.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Desperation06.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Desperation07.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Desperation08.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Desperation09.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/Desperation10.jpg)

[color=66ff00]Singh, please keep the thread tidy and follow the lvlshot rule, mucho gracias.[/color]

@Meag: Eeeps, sorry. LVLShot tags added. //Singh
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on September 23, 2005, 07:49:54 pm
you know, FS2 is easily beginning to beat the likes of X3 in terms of looks.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on September 26, 2005, 04:25:43 am
This was originally going to be the 3.6.7 intro screen, 'til DB released his new shockwaves. :) (From Lightning Marshal)

(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/lm/bigbattle.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/lm/bigbattle.png)

And I went ahead and uploaded some of my pics from Desperation...

(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/battle.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/battle.png)  (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/lurking.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/lurking.png)  (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/planetview.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/planetview.png)

...and Renegade Resurgence...

(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/rr/team.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/rr/team.png)  (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/rr/blast.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/rr/blast.png)

...and my favorite of the bunch, from a BR campaign. :)

(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/deimos.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/deimos.png)

Of course there are a few more (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies) new ones, as well. ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on September 26, 2005, 05:43:08 am
Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon
(http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/planetview.jpg) (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscreenies/desperation/planetview.png)
I'm telling you, that should be the new splash screen of the SCP...!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Freak on September 26, 2005, 10:41:17 am
I'd agree, if it weren't for the purple Jupiter(?) :|
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 26, 2005, 07:27:40 pm
The new Herc model rules!

It looks really nice.

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2404/screen49132nc.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 28, 2005, 09:53:43 am
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2096/screen49492fg.jpg)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3455/screen49539ap.jpg)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4020/screen49754yj.jpg)


No words.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on September 28, 2005, 10:45:16 am
In the tradition of WMC's posting of needlessly large png files:

(http://n.ethz.ch/student/ebuerli/download/HTL_Aeoulus01.png)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 28, 2005, 05:20:56 pm
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3462/screen50424ou.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Trivial Psychic on September 28, 2005, 06:40:35 pm
What's up with that beam?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 28, 2005, 07:08:45 pm
I'm toying around with some new beam effects. ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on September 29, 2005, 03:07:04 am
Hey Dab, release your new beam effect, I love it ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on September 29, 2005, 03:25:04 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3462/screen50424ou.jpg


Ugh. :ick: Cain. HTL. Desperate.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on September 29, 2005, 04:28:44 am
Agreed, it needs to be a lot more spikey and evil looking. The design is great...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on September 29, 2005, 04:30:32 am
I was mainly thinking of doing something about those nasty edges around the engine and the way overtiled base.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 29, 2005, 06:55:18 am
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer
Hey Dab, release your new beam effect, I love it ^^


Still working on it. ;)

If I'm fast enough, it may make it into the MV pack.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Trivial Psychic on September 29, 2005, 06:05:09 pm
It almost looks like a 3D beam.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ZmaN on September 29, 2005, 10:23:15 pm
sorry, wrong post
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ZmaN on September 29, 2005, 10:26:57 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Jetmech Jr.
(http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v36/SadisticSid/Cepheus2.jpg)


what campaign are these shots from?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ZmaN on September 29, 2005, 10:27:40 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Maeglamor
[color=66ff00]Events over the past while have shown how proud we all are of being Freespace players and modders. This community has taken a gift from Volition and done things with it that I never thought possible.

As such I though it would be good to remind ourselves of how much we love the game so here's your chance. Here you can post screenshots of your favourite moments from the game, models that have impressed you or SCP screenies that just make you say wow. If it's possible try to get two similar shots, one of the original [V] engine and one from the SCP.

I'll start off with some of the best shots that I've ever seen:
(http://www.geocities.com/cek_83/happytrails.txt)
(http://freespace.volitionwatch.com/battstarg/b5.jpg)
(http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v36/SadisticSid/raynor.jpg)

Freespace: The stuff dreams are made of.

*EDIT* Any broken links will be removed for great justice!
[/color]


once again, what campaign are these screenshots from?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 29, 2005, 10:58:32 pm
I think BWO, TBP and Inferno.

I'm not really sure about the first pic though.


Edit: Oh I missed the your first posting.

That is Inferno.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 01, 2005, 05:15:20 am
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer
Hey Dab, release your new beam effect, I love it ^^


A short MV preview:

http://www.game-warden.com/starfox/Non_SF_related_stuff/DaBrain_Beanz.rar

;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 01, 2005, 06:18:28 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain


A short MV preview:

http://www.game-warden.com/starfox/Non_SF_related_stuff/DaBrain_Beanz.rar

;)


Oh my goood. Magnificent. Can't wait the final release ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ChronoReverse on October 01, 2005, 02:54:05 pm
Wow, that looks really nice and the animation is smooth.  Imagine that with pixel shaders to remove all the clipping =D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fenrir on October 04, 2005, 03:05:10 am
Hooooly crap, those look awesome. *Wonders how much they'll slow down his forced-FSO laptop*
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 04, 2005, 08:13:29 am
59 512² ANI frames = 15 MB memory use for each effect..

So in other words... it's a high-end effect.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on October 04, 2005, 08:58:31 am
If were in Germany I'd buy you the finest brew :)

Keep up the good work Dabrain!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: StratComm on October 04, 2005, 04:15:09 pm
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
I think BWO, TBP and Inferno.

I'm not really sure about the first pic though.


Edit: Oh I missed the your first posting.

That is Inferno.


Honored though I am, that first shot isn't from BWO.  It's my old retail models (at the link in my sig last I checked) plus the Nike and a Deimos being used to showcase the engine trails back when they were first implimented.  Thus the image title, "happytrails.jpg" ;)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 04, 2005, 04:18:21 pm
Quote
(http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/6664/fs2openr2005091420050918225355.jpg)


that is a SH*TLOAD of lasers! :eek:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 04, 2005, 04:31:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Omniscaper
If were in Germany I'd buy you the finest brew :)

Keep up the good work Dabrain!



Thanks. ;)

BTW I think you should visit germany soon. :)

Uhm, for no particular reason... :drevil:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on October 04, 2005, 08:05:33 pm
You call THAT alot of lasers?






I resurrect my 2 year old.....
(http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/Screenshots/screen10.jpg)

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/omniscaper/Screenshots/screen00.jpg)

TREK MADNESS
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WeatherOp on October 04, 2005, 08:24:19 pm
Way to go Dabrain, this is what I've been hoping for a long time.:D :D :yes: :yes: :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Unknown Target on October 04, 2005, 08:34:42 pm
I'm loving your FPS Omni :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 04, 2005, 09:13:07 pm
FPS counters have been known to shoot down during Screenshot taking.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 05, 2005, 12:33:23 am
Lol, omni ^_^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on October 05, 2005, 02:36:08 am
Note this battle was screen shot over a YEAR ago!!! To recap the period, specular shading was still new, dds was not used yet, and HTL was still buggy. The system I was using was a 1ghz Athlon with a Radeom 9500 and 756mb of ram. Screenshots also took away 10-15 fps.

I've yet to benchmark such a battle with today's build and current system.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on October 05, 2005, 04:21:58 am
Quote
Originally posted by Omniscaper

I've yet to benchmark such a battle with today's build and current system.



I dare ya to! :drevil:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on October 05, 2005, 05:22:45 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/sm1-11.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/sm1-9.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/anandraj/sm1-10.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on October 05, 2005, 07:24:28 am
Nice shots, but the Herc I has been...done. It's been shown off so many times, it really doesn't have the same impact of sheer awesome-ness that it held when it was first released...

...Hmmm, i'm thinking someone should make an ultra-high poly / SCP version of my all time favorite vessel...the GTEP HERMES!!!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on October 05, 2005, 08:33:07 am
Ooh, that's the retail campaign with Lightspeed's nebulae, nice :yes:

Press shift-"o" before taking screenshots for more awesomeness.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Axem on October 09, 2005, 11:01:01 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Mefustae
...Hmmm, i'm thinking someone should make an ultra-high poly / SCP version of my all time favorite vessel...the GTEP HERMES!!!


I almost did...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/NarfPics/AxemArt/render_highpolyepod.jpg

Then my hard drive committed suicide and took the model with it. :(

Anyhow... FSPort!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/NarfPics/typhonovershadows.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on October 10, 2005, 04:33:22 am
I don't recall any FS1 mission where a Orion and a Typhon duke it out....
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on October 10, 2005, 04:39:55 am
Could be Silent Threat.

There was also the mission where the PVD Prophecy shows up for a visit with the Bastion.

And Earth's like, "Oh god, we're all going to die!!"
And Alpha 1's like, "Don't worry, I'll save you!"
And the Lucifer's like, "hahahaha n00bs oh crap i'm dead"
And then Earth's like "yay!! oh **** there goes subspace"
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Axem on October 10, 2005, 09:29:49 am
That pic was from my defunct FSPort campaign. It was always cool seeing the Typhon come right over the Orion, and seeing the crossfire between the two at close range.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 10, 2005, 04:11:03 pm
Quote
Originally posted by WMCoolmon
And Earth's like, "Oh god, we're all going to die!!"
And Alpha 1's like, "Don't worry, I'll save you!"
And the Lucifer's like, "hahahaha n00bs oh crap i'm dead"
And then Earth's like "yay!! oh **** there goes subspace"


:lol:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on October 13, 2005, 05:22:06 pm
I posted these as proof of a SEXP error on an SCP thread but I think they're cool enough to deserve a wider audience :)

Basically an error in the ship-create SEXP meant that instead of getting the single Herc I wanted I got an entire shoal of them :D

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/HercSwarm3.jpg)
(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/HercSwarm4.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Trayus on October 13, 2005, 05:24:25 pm
:jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw::jaw: That is a ****load of Hercs!!!!
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 13, 2005, 07:13:01 pm
FREDing gone bad! :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Corsair on October 13, 2005, 07:22:45 pm
*demands the hi-poly Herc in those kinds of numbers*
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on October 13, 2005, 07:29:22 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Axem


I almost did...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/NarfPics/AxemArt/render_highpolyepod.jpg

Then my hard drive committed suicide and took the model with it. :(

Damn...that would have been awesome to see in-game :(
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Axem on October 13, 2005, 10:27:50 pm
Actually I think this would've been awesome.

http://www.game-warden.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=733&d=1110498794
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CP5670 on October 13, 2005, 10:56:23 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Ulala
:nervous: :nervous: :nervous:

(http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Ulala321-Freespace2.JPG)

*runs*


How did I miss this before? Pure brilliance. :yes: Although the proportional sizes of the ships aren't very accurate.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 13, 2005, 11:28:03 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Corsair
*demands the hi-poly Herc in those kinds of numbers*


and get  a molten video card and processor out of it? that demand is out of the question. :p

@ CP5670: Artistic freedom? drawing a sath at a huge size would be a :censored:  to do. ;)

[EDIT] lol, new censor pics! :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on October 14, 2005, 04:48:29 am
Quote
Originally posted by Corsair
*demands the hi-poly Herc in those kinds of numbers*


Problem with the high poly herc is that the FPS goes down when you create them and the number of ships spawned by the bug appears to be FPS determined.

That said I made a new topic just for FS Shoal pics with some high poly hercs on it. You can find it here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,35794.0.html)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on October 14, 2005, 05:33:05 am
And on that note, we now have warp drive. :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on October 14, 2005, 08:06:27 am
Quote
Originally posted by karajorma
[B
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/HercSwarm3.jpg
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/HercSwarm4.jpg[/B]


Wow...

Something's gonna get :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: ed up. :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aldo_14 on October 14, 2005, 08:15:33 am
Quote
Originally posted by Goober5000
And on that note, we now have warp drive. :D


Whoa.

howzat work?
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on October 14, 2005, 08:32:02 am
Spawned laser bolts being shot around you :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CaptJosh on October 14, 2005, 08:39:58 am
Unfortunately, you still hear the sound of the laser bolts, so it kind of takes away from it. :(
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aldo_14 on October 14, 2005, 08:54:17 am
Quote
Originally posted by karajorma
Spawned laser bolts being shot around you :)


Ach, I thought he'd setup something to modify the poofs and star-drawing or similar.  I'm dissapointed, now.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on October 14, 2005, 09:10:02 am
Quote
Originally posted by CaptJosh
Unfortunately, you still hear the sound of the laser bolts, so it kind of takes away from it. :(


A simple table change will take care of that :)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 15, 2005, 05:44:38 am
Quote
Originally posted by Goober5000
And on that note, we now have warp drive. :D


:eek2:

Awesome!

Do you need new graphics for this effect? ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on October 15, 2005, 12:19:19 pm
Well they're just weapons, so Lightspeed's weapon pack graphics can be used easily enough. :D
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on October 20, 2005, 02:40:54 am
Hmmmm, Warp speed would be mighty useless the tiny gameplay area of FS2 methinks...

*Activates Warp Drive(tm)*
...
*CTD*
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on October 20, 2005, 08:16:55 am
Quote
Originally posted by aldo_14


Ach, I thought he'd setup something to modify the poofs and star-drawing or similar.  I'm dissapointed, now.


Really? I'm ... undisappointed (appointed?). I like it when people figure stuff like this out without major code changes.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on October 20, 2005, 08:21:15 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Black Wolf


Really? I'm ... undisappointed (appointed?). I like it when people figure stuff like this out without major code changes.


Impressed?

I think it's cool too. :yes:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 24, 2005, 02:41:58 pm
Like i said in the other thread, i love the new flak effects...

(http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/9140/screen00495jo.png)

rakhshasha (sp? i can never spell this right) with env. mapping...

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8075/screen00725cx.png)

the Shivan CommNode looks a lot more eerie with the new maps. :D

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9633/screen00684be.png)

Behold: The Erinyes!

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/415/hiery8it.jpg)

Mara shot:

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7177/mara8hx.jpg)

bah, imageshack won't let me upload some of the shots without me having to compress them, so sorry for any crappy quality.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 24, 2005, 02:42:36 pm
new beam effect: (no, this isn't cell shading, i don't know why the hell the maps look like that)

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1423/beam7lw.jpg)

little mess up with env. mapping ;)

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/3048/screwup7bt.jpg)

subspace vortex!!!!111

(http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/9357/subspace4zn.jpg)

The Demon attacks:

(http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/5495/demonattack4wa.jpg)

the satis:

(http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/9700/satis0hg.jpg)

this is raa's work, right? nice job dude!

also, what happened to the animated shivan maps? i liked those. :(

btw, anyone have any requests for a screenshot? :D

[edit] forgot to mention, i'm not seeing any engine glows with anything higher than a bomber. :wtf:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 24, 2005, 03:52:57 pm
Oh my god, your framerate is very low :fear:
How can you manage to play Fs2 SCP with THAT ? O_o
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 24, 2005, 04:20:54 pm
magic. :p

actually, it's not like that all the time. on most of those i had a ****load of models on my screen.

forgot to credit Nuclear1 and Singh for the missions i got the screenies from.

nice job guys.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on October 24, 2005, 05:07:08 pm
Found this one - I'm not sure who took it, but it's obviously from Into the Depth of Hell, and looks quite nice IMO. Kudos to the screenie taker (again, not me), who will hopefully soon jump in here and take the credit owed him (or her, I suppose).

http://img33.imageshack.us/my.php?loc=img33&image=fs2_IntoDepthOfHell_09.jpg
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Taristin on October 24, 2005, 05:38:41 pm
that sobek has bloody good aim. :o
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: StratComm on October 24, 2005, 07:39:40 pm
Exhibit A on why beam targeting needs to be re-done.  Or all models HTLized.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 29, 2005, 06:39:16 am
Time to pimp SoL again. :drevil:


(http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/1799/missionzero12io.jpg)

(http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/6084/missionzero25bg.jpg)
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on October 29, 2005, 03:10:52 pm
Mmm, I want your rocks.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 29, 2005, 03:32:02 pm
Those are Sandwich's

He allowed us to use them a long time ago. ;)


Actually I could have worked on my own asteroids, but I'm lazy and those look pretty perfect anyway. :)


*Adds Sandwich to 'special thanks'* ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 29, 2005, 04:33:22 pm
Why don't you include this rocks into Media VP.  ^^
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on October 29, 2005, 05:07:40 pm
I wanted to, but don't ever remember seeing them converted to POFs...
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: redmenace on October 29, 2005, 05:16:45 pm
If you can send me a PM with a link to the POFs I will put them into the current vp.
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 30, 2005, 01:08:30 am
Uhm... I didn't POF them...  :nervous:


They are just part of the skybox map. ;7
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 30, 2005, 02:51:52 am
Quote
Originally posted by DaBrain
Uhm... I didn't POF them...  :nervous:


They are just part of the skybox map. ;7


What ?!? O_o
Those bloody rocks are just bitmaps ?!??!   :shaking:
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WMCoolmon on October 30, 2005, 03:53:09 am
I propose that we make all objects as part of the background skybox! :p
Title: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on October 30, 2005, 02:49:46 pm
Quote
Originally posted by MetalDestroyer
What ?!? O_o
Those bloody rocks are just bitmaps ?!??!   :shaking:


well duh, otherwise those bloody rocks would be shining with light from the sun. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cooked Salmon on November 10, 2005, 10:52:51 pm
Nice stuff, I can't wait to see those Star Wars MODs in action.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on November 15, 2005, 09:31:23 am
For now, I present to you the newest Media VP 3.6.7 + TBP Explo in action :woot:

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2227/fs2openrp420051101200511092127.jpg)
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4852/fs2openrp420051101200511092137.jpg)
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1527/fs2openr2005110520051109182357.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on November 15, 2005, 12:07:01 pm
Some shots of the BSG mod, courtesy of Omni. God bless him and his Galactica, arguably the best model ever seen in Freespace engine :)

(http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP%20Gallery/BSG_Fleet.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP%20Gallery/BSG_Vipers.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP%20Gallery/BSG_Flak.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on November 15, 2005, 12:13:13 pm
Some shots of the BSG mod, courtesy of Omni. God bless him and his Galactica, arguably the best model ever seen in Freespace engine :)

http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP%20Gallery/BSG_Fleet.jpg
http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP%20Gallery/BSG_Vipers.jpg
http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP%20Gallery/BSG_Flak.jpg


Booh :D Give it to me. I can't resist any longer.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on November 15, 2005, 01:25:48 pm
Some shots of the BSG mod, courtesy of Omni. God bless him and his Galactica, arguably the best model ever seen in Freespace engine :)

That's all ingame ?!? If yes, that's the first instance of me using the :jaw: smilie
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WeatherOp on November 15, 2005, 01:33:09 pm
Some shots of the BSG mod, courtesy of Omni. God bless him and his Galactica, arguably the best model ever seen in Freespace engine :)

That's all ingame ?!? If yes, that's the first instance of me using the :jaw: smilie

Yep, all ingame. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ghost on November 15, 2005, 09:46:12 pm
Ok, in reference to the SW pics a few pages back... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT GINORMOUS HULKING MONSTROSITY? It looks AWESOME.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on November 16, 2005, 04:11:35 am
Ok, in reference to the SW pics a few pages back... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT GINORMOUS HULKING MONSTROSITY? It looks AWESOME.

It's the SSD Vengeance, 12 or 14 Km long ^^
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CaptJosh on November 16, 2005, 08:02:05 am
I do wish people would stop calling something that is clearly a battlecruiser or even a battleship a destroyer. But then' hull classes are screwed up six ways from Sunday in FS2 retail, why should a Star Wars mod for FS2 be any different? I mean, the ships FS2 calls cruisers are clearly mere Frigates, based on size. Which is in between the corvette class ships and the Orion Class Destroyer. A cruiser, by deffinition, is larger than a destroyer. There's a reason destroyers are called "tin cans" by the Navy.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on November 16, 2005, 08:46:26 am
And I wish people would stop bringing that up. We all know they're wrong, but they're the way they are for a reason. And they sound cooler this way. Jus look at the pretty pictures. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on November 16, 2005, 09:09:26 am
This isn't the Navy, this is Sci-Fi.
How knows, maybe there was a huge naming-convention-redesign in 2145 ?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 16, 2005, 10:07:20 am
Fireworks! ;)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/701/screen60129vl.jpg)

@Col.Fishguts Check your PMs. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on November 16, 2005, 02:31:36 pm
That's nice....   Good job...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on November 17, 2005, 06:12:18 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Ulala
:nervous: :nervous: :nervous:

(http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Ulala321-Freespace2.JPG)

*runs*

How did I miss this before? Pure brilliance. :yes: Although the proportional sizes of the ships aren't very accurate.

My bad. I was never a very good artist anyway.

DaB, can't wait for your new beams, they look fantastic! :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 18, 2005, 03:00:20 pm
Some shots of the BSG mod, courtesy of Omni. God bless him and his Galactica, arguably the best model ever seen in Freespace engine :)

(http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP%20Gallery/BSG_Flak.jpg)

Okay, I have to ask because it's been bugging me...is FS2's AI for fightercraft actually capable of surviving a run on the Galatica? 'Cuz that flak looks like it would swat down just about anything.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Setekh on November 22, 2005, 05:39:25 am
For now, I present to you the newest Media VP 3.6.7 + TBP Explo in action :woot:

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2227/fs2openrp420051101200511092127.jpg)

:eek2:

Dude, those look awesome. Nice snapping. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on November 22, 2005, 04:02:22 pm
Now that's how a run on a capship should feel like (reference to the BSG pics)!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 12, 2005, 06:31:40 pm
Ok, now, I propose this . You need to download all the link below.

Part 01 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_mod_05.zip)
Part 02 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_mod_05.z01)
Part 03 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_mod_05.z02)
Part 04 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_mod_05.z03)

Another vid :
Look at me !! (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_mod_01.avi)


You need Xvid codec to see them. Enjoy.

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 12, 2005, 07:46:00 pm
Sunrise on Corneria. :)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2195/screen60834en.jpg)

I thought it was somehow neat, although it's nothing special.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Depth_Charge on December 12, 2005, 09:42:05 pm
hey MetalDestoryer, that was a cool video of the A-Wing, but was there two aeolus class cruiser against two star destory
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 13, 2005, 02:51:20 am
hey MetalDestoryer, that was a cool video of the A-Wing, but was there two aeolus class cruiser against two star destory


Yep ^^, I want more flak effects so, I put 2 Aeolus class instead of SW cruiser. I could change the ships.tbl.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Depth_Charge on December 13, 2005, 10:34:14 pm
lol....when i saw those cruisers, i figure the star destoryers woulds waxs teh cruiser, since they have alot more weapons or fire power then the teh aeolus do.....would be awesome to have FS vs SW.....
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 15, 2005, 10:01:48 am
Battle in the asteroide belt... F.E.A.R !! :D

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2008/fs2openrsw20051215155743205bs.jpg)
(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/8065/fs2openrsw20051215155842187li.jpg)
(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3649/fs2openrsw20051215155911123gr.jpg)
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/8695/fs2openrsw20051215160040876db.jpg)
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/5741/fs2openrsw20051215160140491tk.jpg)
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/408/fs2openrsw20051215160219293gx.jpg)
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/3013/fs2openrsw20051215160226717qc.jpg)
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/3369/fs2openrsw20051215160308653xo.jpg)
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/6073/fs2openrsw20051215161242134yo.jpg)
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/4269/fs2openrsw20051215161305154zc.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Unknown Target on December 15, 2005, 01:16:57 pm
Wow :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Depth_Charge on December 15, 2005, 05:06:00 pm
whoa....kick ass..... :pimp:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on December 15, 2005, 09:40:08 pm
If I can't play with those beautiful ships at some point I'm gonna scream.

 ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: vyper on December 16, 2005, 09:23:19 am
I think the phrase "battle of endor" just lost it's traditional meaning around here.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 16, 2005, 11:48:27 am
Nice work MetalDestroyer. You should team up with the Star Wars mod. Oh and get the permissions to use the models. It would be a shame if there wasn't a public release of your "Total Conversion". ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 16, 2005, 12:32:28 pm
Nice work MetalDestroyer. You should team up with the Star Wars mod. Oh and get the permissions to use the models. It would be a shame if there wasn't a public release of your "Total Conversion". ;)

I'm thinking about it. But I wait the next release of the SW Warlord, perhaps there are some pretty good ass to replace. And, Is there a way to convert high poly (6k up to 20k or more) .cob model into POF ? Because whith ModelView and PCS 1.x I got error or it crash itself.

But, for now, I put shield into ship to well balance the gameplay. Yesterday, I've made the Tantive IV chase mission, and my X wing have no shield. So the ISD take me down in only a few shots  :shaking: . With shield it's better, but the ISD is still dangerous. His ion cannon can disable in one shot one of my subsystem  :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Omniscaper on December 17, 2005, 02:54:23 am
Latest in the beauty shot in the BSG Project...

(http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP Gallery/BSG Mod Promo.jpg)

Lighting can do wonders...


Changed img tag to lvlshot, please use lvlshot with large images. Thank you. -Fury
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 17, 2005, 04:36:26 am
Latest in the beauty shot in the BSG Project...

http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/staff_images/WIP Gallery/BSG Mod Promo.jpg

Lighting can do wonders...

Just Awesome !!!!

Don't quote pictures please :)  :// Kal
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on December 17, 2005, 05:57:06 am
Bloody great pic Omni, you're going to have to release that soon, or else i'm gonna come over there and beat it out of you... :p

Hmmm, it seems that every blood picture is still being cropped to fit on the page, so i'm losing the right half of every single one of these images, not just here, but everywhere! Any way to alleviate this?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Black Wolf on December 17, 2005, 11:10:03 am
/me has the same problem.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fragrag on December 17, 2005, 03:38:51 pm
May not be purdy...   :p But it is a celebration of FS2

(http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/9513/w00t4st.th.jpg) (http://img461.imageshack.us/my.php?image=w00t4st.jpg)

PS: Yes, I went ingame and took a screenshot, just for the pilot
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 17, 2005, 04:22:19 pm
lol....when i saw those cruisers, i figure the star destoryers woulds waxs teh cruiser, since they have alot more weapons or fire power then the teh aeolus do.....would be awesome to have FS vs SW.....

I' ve made a mission where GTVA (1 GTI Station, 1 Orion class, 2 Aeolus, 2 Leviathan + 1 squad of Pegasus + 3 of Perseus + 1 of Zeus + 1 Herc Mk II) encounter the Empure Fleet (2 ISD Victory Mark I + 1 Heavy Dreadnaught Cruiser + 5 squad of Tie fighter + 1 squad of bomber and 1 of Assault Gunboat).

And, when the Empire came, in only a few seconds (5 sec) all the light cruiser have been destroyed (Aeolus and Leviathan). The Orion still survive but substained heavy damage, it's the same for the GTI station.
And, others crazy things, GTVA fighter were destroyed in 2 shots from the ISD Turbolaser :fear: They don't have the time to take off correctly from the Orion. Kaboum !! No squad to take the Empire fleet down.

But, 3 min later, Rebel fleet arrive with 4 corellian corvette + 2 squad of X wing + 1 B wing + 1 A wing. It was a pretty good battle ^^
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on December 18, 2005, 07:43:05 am
Dang it, MetalDestroyer! Either get on the horn with eville and get permission to distribute your mod, or stop with the bloody teasing!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 18, 2005, 11:42:00 am
Dang it, MetalDestroyer! Either get on the horn with eville and get permission to distribute your mod, or stop with the bloody teasing!!

I've just send an email. Now, just wait his answer.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Depth_Charge on December 18, 2005, 01:31:51 pm
 :wtf:.....you didn't put any vas....or shivans....... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 18, 2005, 01:46:05 pm
:wtf:.....you didn't put any vas....or shivans....... :rolleyes:

Not yet ^^ Perhaps later.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 18, 2005, 02:33:09 pm
Good news, I have permission from EvilleJedi. Now, I've to fix some models.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 21, 2005, 06:09:58 pm
Yup, some progress in the SW mods (new ships, new X wing model)

(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/9338/fs2sw20051222000227437kp.jpg)
(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/4595/fs2sw20051222000307269nf.jpg)
(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1276/fs2sw20051222000327486ao.jpg)
(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/1937/fs2sw20051222000351560ui.jpg)
(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/2200/fs2sw20051222000902485sa.jpg)
(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/3989/fs2sw20051222005328658ua.jpg)
(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/7256/fs2sw20051222005334250dy.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BlackDove on December 22, 2005, 02:44:56 pm
Nice.

Good FPS count with those kinds of shots.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Azazin on December 22, 2005, 08:02:32 pm
Looks good  :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on December 26, 2005, 05:53:05 am
@MetalDestroyer; Have you ported EJ's fantasic ships from the Clone Wars mod? Or are you keeping this a strictly Warlords affair?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 26, 2005, 07:01:37 am
@MetalDestroyer; Have you ported EJ's fantasic ships from the Clone Wars mod? Or are you keeping this a strictly Warlords affair?

I will add the Clone Wars ships too. But unfortunatly, They have temporal texture. So, they have all grey textures. I'm waiting the next release. The only model I have already imported is the Vulture Droid.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 30, 2005, 03:36:31 am
Old video about the Star Wars mod  :D , the actual video represent the Tantive IV escape. Enjoy.
Just take all the link below to see the video.
Codec uses : Xvid
File size : 264 MB
Duration time : 10 min 37 sec

Tantive IV escape part 01 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_TantiveIV_02.zip)
Tantive IV escape part 02 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_TantiveIV_02.z01)
Tantive IV escape part 03 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_TantiveIV_02.z02)
Tantive IV escape part 04 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_TantiveIV_02.z03)
Tantive IV escape part 05 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_TantiveIV_02.z04)
Tantive IV escape part 06 (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_TantiveIV_02.z05)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 08, 2006, 11:54:14 pm
Some improvement !! Big thanks to DaBrain for his effects.

(http://img480.imageshack.us/img480/7008/inf20060109064613439vd.jpg)
(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/2764/inf20060109064247980iy.jpg)
(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/9918/inf20060109064231963hj.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 11, 2006, 03:14:13 pm
I tested some ATI Smartshader feature ^^

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5497/woaow4ch.jpg)
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2252/woaow025xb.jpg)
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5808/woaow032fm.jpg)
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7783/woaow048da.jpg)
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8753/woaow065wi.jpg)
(http://img284.imageshack.us/img284/9031/woaow073xm.jpg)
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/3388/woaow086wv.jpg)
(http://img284.imageshack.us/img284/3185/woaow092dz.jpg)
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8470/woaow115dv.jpg)
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7562/woaow128ns.jpg)
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9994/woaow132zm.jpg)
 
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rand al Thor on January 13, 2006, 06:06:11 am
Those shots are CLASS! Can you play ingame like that? Does Nvidia have any option that can do the same?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 13, 2006, 10:31:20 am
Those shots are CLASS! Can you play ingame like that? Does Nvidia have any option that can do the same?

Yes I can play with that. However it's very difficult to notice enemy to allies. AFAIK, only ATI card can render this with several render mode within the Smartshader control panel from the Catalyst driver.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ghost on January 13, 2006, 07:29:21 pm
Hehehe, I love messing around with those. So happy I have an ATI card. BTW, on regular FS with that on, the glowing shivan maps look cool as hell.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on January 14, 2006, 12:10:06 am
Heh, just for fun... Played the Derelict yesterday, and did that mission when the SD Nyarlathotep appears in Tau Sigma jump corridor. All very well, but I happened to have alpha env mapping on, and it produced some comic relief in the mission. One of the freighters was like pure glass, and the Lucy didn't come far behind.

Behold, silver-coated Luciver!

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/GlassLucifer.jpg)

The effect doesn't come to justice in still picture, so...

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/GlassLucifer.gif)

...a crappy gif is better than nothing.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on January 14, 2006, 11:14:14 am
Mr Shine.. Him Diamond!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Flipside on January 14, 2006, 11:19:32 am
Someone's read the new Terry Pratchett book :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on January 14, 2006, 05:11:56 pm
Yay! Someone got the reference :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 15, 2006, 10:35:37 am
Now a little demo about ballistic weapons and cycle mode. Enjoy !!

Codec uses : h264 (use VLC player or use the latest ffdshow)
Duration time : 1 min 49 sec
File size : 20.7 MB

Look at me !!! (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_Gaitling.avi)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on January 16, 2006, 10:06:31 pm
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/5879/f2a3bc.th.jpg) (http://img4.imageshack.us/my.php?image=f2a3bc.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 19, 2006, 03:58:04 pm
Now a little demo about ballistic weapons and cycle mode. Enjoy !!

Codec uses : h264 (use VLC player or use the latest ffdshow)
Duration time : 1 min 49 sec
File size : 20.7 MB

Look at me !!! (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_Gaitling.avi)


I just tried everything. I've downloaded the most recent version of the h264 codec, the ffdshow filter and even the VLC player. There is no way to watch your clip. :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 19, 2006, 03:59:45 pm
Now a little demo about ballistic weapons and cycle mode. Enjoy !!

Codec uses : h264 (use VLC player or use the latest ffdshow)
Duration time : 1 min 49 sec
File size : 20.7 MB

Look at me !!! (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_Gaitling.avi)


I just tried everything. I've downloaded the most recent version of the h264 codec, the ffdshow filter and even the VLC player. There is no way to watch your clip. :(

You've also try the latest VLC version (v0.8.4) ?
If yes, I try to convert the vid into Xvid.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 19, 2006, 04:44:22 pm
DaBrain if you still can't watch, I made another video with the Xvid codec, you can grab it here (Duration time : 2min; Filesize : 40 MB; Codec : Xvid  (http://sam.sothi77.free.fr/videos/StarWars_Gaitling_02.avi)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Flaser on January 23, 2006, 01:05:45 pm
http://www.mplayerhq.hu

THE Movie Player.
Grab the latest win32 build with a codec pack (it's only the .dll files so it's less than 5 megs)
and it's ready to rock.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on February 01, 2006, 05:41:09 pm
Bump. Here my 2 cents.
I added the shinemaps and glowmaps.

(http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/9900/swinterdictor003308217ea.jpg)
(http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/4093/swinterdictor003317997lx.jpg)
(http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/8628/swisd003327659aq.jpg)
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5655/swisd003346670sm.jpg)
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1560/swisd003359988xa.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on February 09, 2006, 02:26:13 pm
1. Just a Herc:

(http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/HTLherc.png)
 (http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/HTLherc.png)

2. Many Maras flying in formation:

(http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/ManyMaras.png)
 (http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/ManyMaras.png)

3. Guess what?

(http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/DarkErinyes1.png)
 (http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/DarkErinyes1.png)

4. Yes, it's a dark and deadly Erinyes:

(http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/DarkErinyes2.png)
 (http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/DarkErinyes2.png)

Hope you like these pics :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on February 13, 2006, 01:16:41 pm
Those star destroyers look fantastic with the new maps.

I wouldn't want to have to face that wing of Maras alone.  :shaking:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FireCrack on February 23, 2006, 11:04:23 pm
Why does the erynies have red lighting in those shots?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Qwer on February 24, 2006, 03:05:44 am
(http://devimg.net/Image.html?741A|1)
Screenshot from ITDoH. Cain gets slashed by over 20 beams. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on February 24, 2006, 05:04:47 am
Why does the erynies have red lighting in those shots?

Because I extracted the maps and recolored them? ;)
I WANTED a dark/red glowing erinyes... And I like it :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on February 26, 2006, 04:48:44 am
SoL time again! :)

(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/734/screen79130me.jpg)

(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4341/screen79456gt.jpg)

(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1271/screen80002vq.jpg)

(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3316/screen80122ul.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CaptJosh on February 26, 2006, 12:47:26 pm
I like the way you've reimagined the SNES Starfox Arwing. It looks a million times better than the original.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 05, 2006, 10:08:42 pm
Is it just me, or is there a general lack of GTVX Gorgon Cannon screenies around here?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 06, 2006, 11:57:30 pm
Are there any FS2 machinima movies? I mean, not just to show off some graphical detail in the game, but for cinematic enjoyment? Kind of like http://www.planetgamecam.com/movies/HaloChase.wmv or http://www.planetgamecam.com/movies/BandofBros.WMV? If not, maybe we could have a topic somewhere for people to post their stuff and others to comment? OTOH, maybe that should really stay in this topic.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on March 07, 2006, 01:26:37 pm
I've seen comics produced using images from FS2 but never a full machinima.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on March 09, 2006, 09:16:11 pm
I've seen comics produced using images from FS2 but never a full machinima.
Someone needs to rectify this situation as soon as possible.  We have the technology, and we definitely have enough wiseasses in this community to make something funny. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 09, 2006, 09:29:38 pm
I don't know how I'd do with humour (besides, the only way we could do anything Red vs Blue-ish would be to use the dialogue between the ships.
But as to some semi-dramatic scenes, I'm working on those right now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 17, 2006, 06:19:39 pm
Okay, I've taken lots and lots of shots. I've only turned one of them into an actual scene though. It may end up being the first scene in my eventual video. One problem I've discovered is that I have to use FRAPS instead of the obviously, almost mind-numbingly superior Game Cam because GC, and GC Lite, do absolutely nothing on my comp. I've set up the profile, looked at the hotkeys. Nothing. Another problem is that I can't do really high performance shots because when combined with the capture process they slow down the CPU below usable levels, not to mention that the videos come out bad. Anyway, opening scene is available for download by right-clicking then "Save Target As" on elgg.net/aceofspades/files/-1/4516/FSmoviev0-1.wmv (http://elgg.net/aceofspades/files/-1/4516/FSmoviev0-1.wmv). The end product better be good, damnit, because I needed around 10 takes to get the FS1 part where the Lucifer takes down the Galatea just right  :doubt:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on March 17, 2006, 07:22:37 pm
Does not work. Offers to save a *.html file.  :(

Anyway it's generally not a good idea IMO to include any other dots in file names in Windows systems. It can create all kinds of trouble because in some cases Windows doesn't understand such file names and interprets that file, for example, as being of type *.1 when it actually is a wmv file. At some point this trick was used in malicious e-mail attachments they put into mail an attachment named "make_your_life_better.txt.exe" which was shown as a txt file when it was instead an executable... I'm not sure how current Windows recognizes this kind of things.

I'd rather use _ or - instead of dot.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on March 17, 2006, 07:56:50 pm
I've seen comics produced using images from FS2 but never a full machinima.

Those comics would have been my Equinox sector ones, and to a certain extent the Fall of HLP comics (but the in-game pieces were actually just snapshots from FRED, so it doesn't really count)

Good luck to anyone that attempts to make a machinima with FS2 though. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 17, 2006, 10:23:14 pm
HT, I was aware of that issue with Windows files. I only chose to stick with the dot because I wanted to suggest the "version 0.1" notation. Anyway, the link in my post has been updated with a new file. And remember that it doesn't work if you try to stream it from the website by clicking on it. You HAVE to download it to your drive first. It works for me at the time of posting. If all else fails, go to http://elgg.net/aceofspades/files/ and download from there. Hope it works soon. Collaboration/suggestion from anybody and everybody welcome.
EDIT: ok, the problem was apparently that Elgg blocks file access from non-logged in guests by default. I've changed it to public, and it appears to work for me when I am not logged in. This fix is about an hour or so after this post.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 21, 2006, 01:52:38 am
Um...okay, I understand that the sample I uploaded might not be the most impressive video you've ever seen. Having made it myself (well...kinda), I would be surprised than you guys if it were. However, this sudden silence has me suspicious about yet more download issues. At the very least, can someone please tell me if they've been able to download and view it?
 :confused:
 :nervous:
...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on March 21, 2006, 09:14:21 am
Well, it still doesn't work by directly linking the file here. However, I was able to watch it from your page (http://elgg.net/aceofspades/files)...

Well, it was kinda short for a file that big. And not much happens. End result will probably be more interesting and have more to comment in it.

As of now, music is the best part of the clip yet, well chosen indeed. Carmina Burana kinda fits the epic space opera style of FS.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on March 21, 2006, 12:47:03 pm
Allright....now I've got.....almost a hundred screenshots, massively sized at 1600x1200, with all the graphics stuff on and FS2 looking absolutely KICKASS.

Problem is...well, I've got almost a hundred screenshots that take up waaay too much space for plain ol photobucket, and the slide-show video (with complimentary music) I made out of it was waaay to huge to upload anywhere, and compressing it with Xvid killed the quality of the shots.

I've narrowed it down to the top twenty or so (the hundred were earlier narrowed down from 150 screenies or so) and putting that up instead. If anyone wants the vid with ALL the shots (the good ones, anyway) and nice transitions from each, let me know.

posting the first bunch next post onwards
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on March 21, 2006, 12:52:16 pm
some of the first few aren't that big, mostly because i was still fiddling around with the resolutions and stuff. Soon figured out I could go all hte way to 1600x1200 though :D

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0005.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0023.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0035.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0045.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0048.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0050.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0051.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0054.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on March 21, 2006, 12:57:02 pm
(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0055.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0056.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0059.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0063.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0069.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0077.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0084.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0087.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on March 21, 2006, 01:00:11 pm
(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0093.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0097.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0098.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0101.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0106.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0107.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0114.jpg)

(http://www.game-warden.com/singh/screens/screen0115.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 21, 2006, 07:54:08 pm
Herra, let me make it clear that that is NOT 'the' video. That is what will probably one of the scenes in my video. If it was the whole video, it would probably be one of the most boring things ever to be called one. It's good you approve of my carmina burana choice - that was one of the purposes of uploading the sample, to show the music I was using.
It's also kind of purposely not that exciting. I'm trying to go for a effect where the video goes thorugh increasing levels of action - first simply following ships, as in the sample. Then chasing and killing fighters/bombers. Then warp effects and small explosions, e.g. freighters and cruisers going down. Then some real fireworks. However, if people are convinced it would be better to start with, say, a dogfight (complete with kill) then I will switch.
Singh, nice work! I'd like it if you could give me the video somehow.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on March 22, 2006, 12:42:11 am
Herra, let me make it clear that that is NOT 'the' video.

Nor did I ever assume so.  :p I'd be more worried if it contained all you have to show in a 20 second clip...  :nod:

Waiting for the end result here.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Singh on March 22, 2006, 01:06:59 am
http://www.game-warden.com/singh/cofs2.avi

Xvid codec, 38.8 mb.

Hope you like :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on March 22, 2006, 08:04:13 pm
Nice, I like the music  :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Unknown Target on March 30, 2006, 01:34:16 pm
I've seen comics produced using images from FS2 but never a full machinima.

Those comics would have been my Equinox sector ones, and to a certain extent the Fall of HLP comics (but the in-game pieces were actually just snapshots from FRED, so it doesn't really count)

Good luck to anyone that attempts to make a machinima with FS2 though. :p


What ever happened to those Singh? I really liked them :D
Title: Re-a-a: A celebreteeoon oouffff Freespece-a-a
Post by: DaBrain on April 01, 2006, 07:38:16 am
Furst screenshut ooff oooor noo geme-a...

It's zee furst joomp und roon geme-a besed oon zee FS2_oopee ingeene-a, Bork Bork Bork!

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3360/rokscreenshot53gj.jpg)


Mure-a screenshuts veell be-a oooot suun tudey:

Check: Mario board (http://www.game-warden.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=16)
Title: Re: A celebreteeun ooff Freespece-a
Post by: Flipside on April 01, 2006, 07:41:46 am
ROFL!!

Yeah, I did the finger'o'doom and I'm still going to do the unstoppable Space Crack Monkey one day ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on April 02, 2006, 01:34:01 am
April fools!  :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on April 02, 2006, 06:43:18 am
April fools!  :p

Saw it already on 3dcenter...but you didnt say what it is exactly.?!  :confused:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on April 04, 2006, 03:39:55 am
What do you mean?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on April 05, 2006, 06:10:21 pm
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6814/vgaeoulussideflak3zb.png)

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8061/vgarieswitaction9tj.png)

(http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/8315/vgcainwithaction5od.png)

(http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/1003/vgcainwithleviback8mb.png)

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/9292/vgherc1sidefront5lt.png)

(http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/213/vgherc1with2serapis9gl.png)

(http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9022/vghercwithcooltrail9xs.png)

(http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/8585/vgleviaaa14yg.png)

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4568/enryniessodefronttopacton3vi.png)

(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9307/lilithfront9ug.png)



I took these a couple weeks ago.
These were originally posted in 3.6.8 screenshots, but they were so good, I decided to put them here to. Hope you like them.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: StratComm on April 07, 2006, 03:43:03 pm
Ok, we really need to get the mapping on the Cain/Lilith arms fixed.  That's awful.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vagabond on April 20, 2006, 08:15:26 am
My apologies, as I am one of the least technical guys that you will find around the message boards. I cannot believe that there is such an utterly brilliant game like this that still exists, and not only that, it has a dedicated community, making sure that it does not get lost in time, technologically, in the age of unatmospheric recycled crap we get these days.

All I can contribute to this celebratory topic is a small Freespace 2 story, when I went through the game for the first time:

I remembered on the first assignment with my favourite squadron of all time, the 242nd 'Suicide Kings', I was to put the Perseus on it's first combat trial. That is, to defend the space station from a few cruisers, wings of bombers and a whole frigging crapload of missiles.

After the attrociously sluggish heavy bomber I flew in the previous assignment, the new intercept was so silky smooth and responsive. However, the waves of bombers, missiles, and capital ship beams pushed everything that little nippy fighter has to offer. I wasted half of my missiles, fourty percent of my hull (yesh, I am not too skilled), and down to the last half of my squadron, I groaned in dispair when another wing of bombers jumped in on the other side of the station.

I pushed my afterburners, and blasted more cyclops missiles. And then, command informed me of a jump signature. The space infront of me began to rip and fold in the usual, characteristic way whenever that event occurs. But the thing is, it was MORE THAN A SCREEN WIDE! I groaned in dispair, believing that it is the end of the space station and my mission, then something unheard of happened.

COMMAND ACTUALLY TOLD ME IT IS A FRIENDLY IFF! And not only that, I witness, first of all the breathtaking size of that gigantic monstrocity, and then the way it took the hapless NTF destroyer with absurd ease. In the briefing, they told me that history just unfolded there and I was there to see it first hand. I felt so proud.


SUMMARY:

That mission demostrated the game's ability to put me into the game, and it has been a long while since I found anything that made me feel that emotional in each battle. I will remember Freespace 2 till my dying days.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Goober5000 on April 20, 2006, 09:33:44 am
Wait till you get to the third act. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on April 20, 2006, 03:08:25 pm
What are you guys talking about - original fresspace 2 campaign? Admit I havent yet played Freespace2, but it sounds awesome enough..!  :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Shade on April 20, 2006, 03:28:01 pm
Yup. "The Sixth Wonder".
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on April 23, 2006, 03:40:35 pm
Shadows of Lylat multiplayer test session

(http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/1763/screen96232cy.jpg)

The soon-to-be-replaced Wolfen in action!
(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/9290/screen96251os.jpg)

Nova Bomb action!
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9484/screen96547mx.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9744/screen96560fk.jpg)

Very nice evaded!
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8070/screen96666wk.jpg)

(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/9766/screen96745zu.jpg)

This charged laser really got me...
(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/3442/screen97012vr.jpg)

Massive bug using!!!
(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/6486/screen97054wt.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on April 23, 2006, 05:37:56 pm
Awesome !! When did you release it ? ^^
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on April 24, 2006, 07:15:07 am
Who said it has been released? ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on April 24, 2006, 07:45:38 am
Who said it has been released? ;)

Oups, sorry ^^ When will you release it ? Is it better ? :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 14, 2006, 08:26:23 am
"It's quiet... too quiet..."

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8783/screen00593jv.jpg)

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on May 25, 2006, 01:20:33 am
 :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on May 25, 2006, 01:56:43 am
Is that Freespace? :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 27, 2006, 06:12:06 am
Only the engine is still 'Freespace', everything else is new. ;)

I got a few more way more impressive shots, but they contain spoilers. I cannot post them. :(

BTW please note, this is still WIP. The final version will look better.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on May 27, 2006, 06:39:23 am
I love the little Fox McCloud in the cockpit. How detailed is he?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on May 27, 2006, 08:37:39 am
(http://www.bhx.stargame.co.uk/screenshots/homeworldinvaded1.jpg)

(http://www.bhx.stargame.co.uk/screenshots/shadowsoverearth2.jpg)

(http://www.bhx.stargame.co.uk/screenshots/bluetest.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on May 27, 2006, 09:01:06 am
As suggested by Fury, a shot of the VPK in action. One of 4:

(http://www.bhx.stargame.co.uk/screenshots/vpk3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 27, 2006, 10:37:12 am
Somehow I'm feeling forced to post more shots now... ;)

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4193/screen00602ba.jpg)

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7285/screen00632wg.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on May 27, 2006, 05:07:01 pm
Those shots are ****ing incredible.  Especially IPAndrews'.  I think need a new computer though.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on May 28, 2006, 03:37:40 pm
Sexxxy!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on May 28, 2006, 03:56:37 pm
http://www.bhx.stargame.co.uk/screenshots/homeworldinvaded1.jpg

http://www.bhx.stargame.co.uk/screenshots/shadowsoverearth2.jpg

http://www.bhx.stargame.co.uk/screenshots/bluetest.jpg

Oh my god, where can I have this TBP Campaign ? It looks totally decent !!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on May 28, 2006, 03:57:54 pm
maybe it's not done yet? :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: AlphaOne on June 05, 2006, 07:09:12 am
omfg those screenshots look so good its almost indecent to view. I must have TBP! You go guis. Oh and the new ship cant tell from wich campaign it is look shokingly good.

Uhuuu i guis deserve some champagne!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aceofspades on June 10, 2006, 01:16:05 am
Sexxxy!

I second that.  ;7
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on June 12, 2006, 10:41:34 am
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4193/screen00602ba.jpg

This is my new desktop wallpaper. That shot is unbelievable. It looks like a freakin' render.  :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on June 30, 2006, 07:53:35 pm
Custom GTF Valkyrie!

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/TXT_VALKYRIE/new/high_valkyrie_1.jpg)


Edited the textures all by myself today (..or yesterday, actually...). I'm actually quite proud of how this one turned out, considering my almost complete lack of prior experience with texturing anything at all.

I made it by editing the retail texture with a pencil. No, not the GIMP tool but an analog, honest-to-god lead pencil. I printed the retail texture and made it better, then scanned it and edited it onto this. If you like it and if you want it, get the textures from the thread named CPR for GTF Valkyrie (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,40762.msg831401.html). And please offer some feedback, too. Be it positive or negative.  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 09, 2006, 06:31:25 pm
   
   Yes, I know it's been ongoing for like 2 years, but how DARE you have a celebration of Freespace2 without the Goa'uld? (Start bowing Tauri scum)...

Gliders Attack!
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/dgtest.jpg)


Klingon Academy, SFC3, and Bridge Commander all showed how good they look in the SCP engine.
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/Soulwolf.jpg)


Fighter phasers, torpedoes, and the prettiest ship in the Romulan (TMP) Navy have all come a long way.
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/FighterPhaser.jpg)


FS2 has even entered the realm of fan fiction at Spacebattles.com mainly by me posting moments in time of various VERSUS stories...


Like a hypothetical encounter in "A Thin Veneer...
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/fedtarget1.jpg)


Eventually,  the universes of anime have exploded into motion by the SCP. Witness the silent majesty of the Ikazuchi carrier by Ancient Angel.
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/ikazuchi.jpg)


Even Yamato and some of her sister ships arose from their watery graves and gave the Shivans what for...
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9114/SBvsShivans2.jpg)



Curses! You live yet another day Tau'ri. Your Asgard protectors have come to your rescue once more. But be warned, one day we will enslave you all despite their interferance! Jaffa KREE! This Transmission is terminated!
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5410/schariot7ad.jpg)

Let the Celebration continue!!!  :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on July 09, 2006, 07:59:53 pm
Quote
Let the Celebration continue!!! :yes:

As you wish!

First, courtesy of Awakenings, which I just recently played for the first time through... the GTC Ouroboros, Fenris-class cruiser, bathing in the red light as an omen for the near future...

(EDIT: Actually I'm not 100% sure if it was in the Awakenings campaign, but who cares, it's a pretty Fenris altogether.)

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTC_Ouroboros_1_small.jpg) (http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTC_Ouroboros_1.jpg)


Then a little something from the normal campaign... I never cease to amaze the accuracy of the cockpit models of the fighters that have them. They are truly outstanding job, kudos to the maker(s). Not to forget all people who have HTLed the ships, too...

Love the Treason! The cavalry arrives just in time in form of the Skull Squadron, equipped with the new GTF Erinyes Heavy Fighter, quickly dispatching any remaining NTF opposition.

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTF_Erinyes_cockpit_3_small.jpg) (http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTF_Erinyes_cockpit_3.jpg)


The Skull Squadron's pilots are the elite of the elite...

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTF_Erinyes_cockpit_1_small.jpg) (http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTF_Erinyes_cockpit_1.jpg)

...and their equipment is straight from the GTVA laboratories.

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTF_Erinyes_cockpit_2_small.jpg) (http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/GTF_Erinyes_cockpit_2.jpg)


Whereas deep-cover operatives like Lt.Cmdr Snipes have to trust in their sharp wit.

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/LtCmdr_Snipes_1_small.jpg) (http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/LtCmdr_Snipes_1.jpg)


I know it's purely coincidental, but that expression on the pilot's face in the last pic was just dead-on for those replics of Snipes.  :cool:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 09, 2006, 10:22:37 pm
I don't know how the hell you got that close to a fighter, but  :yes:

As for my favorite FS moment.... it wasn't in FS2  :p

It was in Transcend.

The final mission.....

Anyone who has the capabilityto play Transcend and hasn't by now is insane.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on July 10, 2006, 04:04:50 am
I don't know how the hell you got that close to a fighter, but  :yes:


Why thank you. As a reward, I'll tell you my secret...

I went into external camera by Numpad ","-key, then set the hud off by Shift+O so that targeting brackets disappear. Then I just zoomed away from my craft and put some of the Skull Erinyes' between the camera and my Herc 2. You can see my craft in second and third Erinyes picture, centered in the screen. It wasn't that easy in practice, though. The amounts of zoom adjustment were so small that hitting the + and - keys often resulted in getting inside the model, or too far. I wanted to show the detail in the model and the cockpit, but I wanted it to be seen from outside so that the stars would reflect from the glass. Plus, getting inside the model would've caused clipping for sure.

Oh and about Transcend - it rocks. Shame I don't have any shots right now. But you must agree that screenies couldn't remotely do justice to the campaign - it's too scary to possibly conceive in single shots. All those freaky communications are just dead on, and the campaign climaxes very nicely. If you haven't already played it, do so.  :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on July 10, 2006, 04:38:31 am
(http://thefatwebsite.rabidcarrot.com/screen0007.jpg)

A Raynor gives a broadside to a Sirona. Testing out a variant on the Terran Huge Turret.



(http://thefatwebsite.rabidcarrot.com/screen0008.jpg)

Stratcomm's fleet pack in formation.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 10, 2006, 05:49:55 am
Argh, I missed release of the Sirona somehow. I did a seach but the two links I found are inactive.  Any other links?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on July 10, 2006, 06:08:22 am
Try Hades Combine.  :yes:

Raynor broadside in motion (http://thefatwebsite.rabidcarrot.com/battleani.avi).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 10, 2006, 12:53:30 pm
Great found it! Looks better than I remember, but for one thing, it's got like 20 (non-repeating) textures? Do I need to knock4 off to make it work with the 16 limit for SCP?

I didn't think this was made for vanillaFS2.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on July 10, 2006, 02:40:28 pm
 Like a hypothetical encounter in "A Thin Veneer...
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/fedtarget1.jpg)

LOL, reminds me of that funny movie where a "bad" federation of planets attacks babylon5...

Besides: Please post some bigger shots like 1024x768 or 1280x1024, I like using them for wallpapers..!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 10, 2006, 03:02:02 pm
Actually the Feds are the victims this time around. Minbari follow a fleeing EA refugee ship through a jumpspace current that eventually dumps out into the Alpha Quadrant. Bone heads find the Human colony of Regulus and glass it. Many races (like Klingons and Gorn) get pissed off for losing tourists/diplomats who died there and the fun begins.

   Civillization really is a Thin Veneer...

As for postings I don't know why 800x66 is causing the scrool bar to pop up now. Should be fine, I don't post larger to stay in the frame (sorry), plus I had dial up once so I feel their pain in regards to large images.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on July 11, 2006, 12:24:25 am
LOL, reminds me of that funny movie where a "bad" federation of planets attacks babylon5...

Yeh, right, it was StarWreck ^^ .
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 11, 2006, 08:44:51 am
Oh gosh... Thought you meant Alpha Quadrant 1-5 ( one of the many mini-movies made at spacebattles.com). My favorite one is how DS9 or B5 cloaks and then uncloaks point blank range and blows the other station to bits...

They also did Wars vs Trek ect...

I totally forgot about Starwreck.  :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on July 12, 2006, 12:03:55 pm
Star Wreck was great. The "I'd like to know what whoever designed this thing was thinking" comment about the Excalibur's main gun had me in stitches.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 14, 2006, 12:14:25 pm
One of the best shots I have.....

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6875/knossosblast9of.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on July 18, 2006, 03:59:31 pm
Cooooooooool.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 20, 2006, 04:33:05 am
Dark hunter quoted my screenshot ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 20, 2006, 10:48:19 am
Did I?  :lol:


I remember seeing it in my folder, and couldn't remember whether I had taken that screenshot or just found it somewhere. That's why I avoided saying "I took this screenshot" in the above post.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 30, 2006, 05:58:17 am
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2139/screen0927mg7.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8392/screen0932vg4.jpg)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4523/screen0934bv6.jpg)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5800/screen0936vt2.jpg)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1731/screen0962nl8.jpg)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7788/screen0979wh0.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6771/screen0970wd1.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on July 30, 2006, 05:59:32 am
Bloody hell... looking stunning!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on July 30, 2006, 06:08:07 am
Damn on you !!  :hopping: I want !!  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: WeatherOp on July 30, 2006, 09:35:10 pm
I think the revamped raider turned out quite nice. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on July 31, 2006, 03:36:41 am
Damn on you !!  :hopping: I want !!  :)

You don't have that long to wait. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 31, 2006, 04:04:49 am
[potentially offensive] Damn that made my balls tingle my heart skip a beat...[/potentially offensive]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 01, 2006, 06:26:25 am
Time for something more colorful!
(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1999/screen9999zt4.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on August 01, 2006, 07:01:08 am
Time for something more colorful!
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1999/screen9999zt4.jpg

/me want !! /me want !!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 01, 2006, 07:02:53 am
Holy titty****ing christ!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats the boss from which level / path???

(snes or 64 by the way?)


[EDIT] added comment>

Those directives tell me that that mission is akin to a training mission,..........A bloomin harsh one,
*Turn on autotarget
*Destroy derelict useless no threat fighter biatches
*press E / or equivalent
*kil a few fighters
*Kill that fraKKing scary mutha ???????
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on August 01, 2006, 07:30:03 am
Is it me or does that damage particle spew ruin any picture it's in?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on August 01, 2006, 09:12:43 am
Whoa, thats very nice...good do have you back..! ;D :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 01, 2006, 09:17:45 am
@Dekker Yeah, the first part of the mission is training, but as you can see, it gets more interesting later. ;)

The Attack Carrier appear in StarFox/StarWing and StarFox64/Lylat Wars.

@IP We've updated the particle and are now using an alpha blended smoke particle.


Some more:

(http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/182/screen86210mn.jpg)

(http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/7076/screen86239ur.jpg)

(http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/6296/screen86638ir.jpg)

(http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/4362/screen86697yi.jpg)

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7349/screen86783hi.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on August 01, 2006, 09:19:54 am
Much better. Can we have it for TBP?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 01, 2006, 09:23:05 am
Sure. ;)

It will be in the next MediaVP anyway. I'll PM you a download link. I'll probably redo it at some point though. It's very ... 'basic'.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on August 01, 2006, 11:17:17 am
Some more:

http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/182/screen86210mn.jpg
http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/7076/screen86239ur.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/6296/screen86638ir.jpg
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/4362/screen86697yi.jpg
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7349/screen86783hi.jpg

Aarg, amazing !! It's the BIG BOSS from the first mission of Starwing :love:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 10, 2006, 04:09:37 pm
Boredom...

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3019/screen1122hv1.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7830/screen1147bx0.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6485/screen1141am7.jpg)

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2380/screen1142vq3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 10, 2006, 04:57:38 pm
I demand to know how you can possibly be bored with that. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 10, 2006, 05:07:06 pm
I took them before I was bored... but now that I am bored, I'm posting them.  :lol:

Oh, I instantly feel 10% less bored. Nice.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on August 21, 2006, 05:03:00 pm
Amazing, DaB. I'm really impressed. This will be what gets FS2 reinstalled on my computers since my last formats!  :nod: :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Freespace Freak on August 21, 2006, 08:38:45 pm
Check out this screeny!(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h277/tractrpl/screen0000.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 21, 2006, 09:20:55 pm
Is it just me, or do the transparent cockpits look a little too transparent?


Nice pic, but seems unbalanced. Might try backing up and centering the Apollo.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on August 21, 2006, 09:41:18 pm
What? Why? The Apollo flying by the camera is the whole point of the bloody picture! You want a perfect shot of an Apollo, go somewhere else, he made that because it's a unique view.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 21, 2006, 10:26:28 pm
All right all right!

:throws hands up:


I'm not exactly an experienced art appreciator! I just said what occured to me upon seeing the pic.

Sorry, FS Freak... :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on August 22, 2006, 04:00:39 am
Freak, what command line options are you using?

I'm not exactly sure - it's difficult to say by that low-res screenshot you posted - but it seems to me at least that you might not be using -spec and -env (and you might also want to enable alpha env mapping, too). That is one reason why the cocpit glass could look that transparent. Other is that it looks like that just by chance, because there's nothing to reflect...


I'm just asking because my Apollo's cockpit glass looks about this:

(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7210/apolloglasexamplecroppedgd0.th.jpg)] (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=apolloglasexamplecroppedgd0.jpg)


You can see the stars and nebulae reflecting from the glass. The only edit I gave this one was crop it a bit to reduce the image size a bit, and the empty sky wasn't relevant. This was the command line I use:

Code: [Select]
C:\Pelit\Freespace2_SCP\fs2_open_369_RC6.exe -mod fsport,mediavp368zeta -spec -glow -env -jpgtga -mipmap -nomotiondebris -2d_poof -noscalevid -missile_lighting -img2dds -cache_bitmaps -dualscanlines -targetinfo -orbradar -rearm_timer -ballistic_gauge -ship_choice_3d -3dwarp -warp_flash -snd_preload -alpha_env -fps  -ambient_factor 18.3 -spec_exp 16.7 -spec_point 0.6 -spec_static 0.9 -spec_tube 18

Oh, and just to keep the topic in rails, something little born from playing with beams...

High Noon!

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1706/highnoonml4.th.jpg) (http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=highnoonml4.jpg)

GTVA Colossus giving one of their best pilots a close shave...

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5305/closeshavelc3.th.jpg) (http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=closeshavelc3.jpg)

And finally, GVD Psamtic beaming the living daylights out of NTC Belisarius.

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8687/eatthisbelisariusqy5.th.jpg) (http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eatthisbelisariusqy5.jpg)


The beams are by no means ready for large-scale use yet, there's a lot of work needed to be done with them, but I have an idea which I'll try some day this week... ;7

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on August 22, 2006, 05:36:44 am
Beamsssssz... :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ulala on August 22, 2006, 06:26:23 pm
Sexy.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Freespace Freak on August 22, 2006, 08:19:03 pm
All right all right!

:throws hands up:


I'm not exactly an experienced art appreciator! I just said what occured to me upon seeing the pic.

Sorry, FS Freak... :(

It's allright.  It looked better in flight, though.  You could actually see the glass then.  I guess I don't have the 'big screenshot file' mod installed yet.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 24, 2006, 04:45:16 am
Is it just me, or do the transparent cockpits look a little too transparent?



You seen jet fighters with blacked out windows or tints? (bar the F117 and other stealths)
Watch Top Gun and tell me how dark the windows are, Thats what sunfilters on the helmets are for...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on August 25, 2006, 05:36:53 am
Damn. I need to keep up with the neighbours and post some more good BHX pics now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on August 25, 2006, 06:36:20 am
Damn. I need to keep up with the neighbours and post some more good BHX pics now.

Me first!  :D


(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/LtCannonfodder/BSG%20Screens/dd1d0864.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/LtCannonfodder/BSG%20Screens/1dce0aa6.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/LtCannonfodder/BSG%20Screens/f4828237.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/LtCannonfodder/BSG%20Screens/d30169a6.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on August 25, 2006, 07:14:08 am
It's purple Saturn day I see.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on August 25, 2006, 07:17:48 am
Sweet son-of-a-gun!! Where there frak did you get those planets?! Have you any idea how hard it is for me to find good planets these days! You simply must tell me where you acquired them, your God commands you!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on August 25, 2006, 07:25:08 am
All planets in BtRL are home brewed :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on August 25, 2006, 10:23:32 am
You dare disappoint your God?! *Sigh*


All the more reason for you lads to hurry the smeg up!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on August 25, 2006, 10:28:38 am
What's with the god thing?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on August 25, 2006, 10:30:59 am
I'm going through a megalomania phase. Just bare with me, i'll get tired of it and move on in no time.  :)

Now, to justify all this spammage, a piccy of some big mother****ing guns:

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8504/biggunscz6.png)

Nukemod, I salute you.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 25, 2006, 12:50:53 pm
If only that mod worked on RC6....... it did on RC5.....




*Dark Hunter thinks those gatlings are waaaay to big to be mounted on a Phoenix*  :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on August 25, 2006, 12:52:30 pm
I love the first planet. Looks pretty evil.  :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 25, 2006, 12:54:15 pm
Looks kinda like Zebes just before its core imploded....  :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 30, 2006, 08:01:00 am
YAY !!!!
Metroid 3 FTW !



Excellent pics, That vipers awfully close to Orange planet BTW.........
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FOX2PRO on September 20, 2006, 05:54:09 pm
God...I can't wait for BTRl...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on September 23, 2006, 04:21:00 am
Me neither. But that's more to do with being able to put my feet up and relax finally :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on September 23, 2006, 08:23:53 am
[cough]mind games[/cough]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on September 23, 2006, 09:11:23 am
Me neither. But that's more to do with being able to put my feet up and relax finally :D
*Uncoils whip* I don't remember saying you could stop FREDing, boy.[/SouthernChain-gang]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 28, 2006, 07:35:11 am
Thass right Booy, Dont give'm an inch,.............*shoots pistols in air*  :pimp:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 30, 2006, 06:07:30 pm
(http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/7/screen1178qy3.jpg)

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1170/screen1182rx1.jpg)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7617/screen1204jh7.jpg)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/6154/screen1200nl4.jpg)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7025/screen1185xc0.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on September 30, 2006, 08:59:16 pm
Shadows of Lylat? Looks very cool..... *drools*
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: aldo_14 on October 12, 2006, 05:55:16 am
(http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/t_wip0.jpg) (http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/wip0.jpg)(http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/t_wip3.jpg) (http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/wip3.jpg)(http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/t_wip7.jpg) (http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/wip7.jpg)(http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/t_wip8.jpg) (http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/twentyk/art/wip8.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 12, 2006, 05:59:02 am
I really really like that first cockpit shot,  :nod:

Hurry up and finish your campaign Aldo........... :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on November 10, 2006, 05:52:26 pm
Well, it's been a while. I'm back with some old in-game video I made last year. Some of you have already seen them. There is 3 videos from Freespace 2 main campaign with little modification in it (music, cruisers (I used Stratcomm ships), etc...) and 1 video which is a surprise :D

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmif4_starwars-mods
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm0ay_freespace-2-scp-last-final-mission
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm097_freespace-2-scp-new-cruiser-pc
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm05y_freespace-2-scp-tie-fighter-pc
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on November 12, 2006, 01:30:11 pm
Two others videos :
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmqxg_star-wars-flight-over-the-ssd-venge
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xms4b_gtva-versus-galactic-empire
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on November 13, 2006, 03:44:37 am
Really great stuff metaldestroyer! But I have to say that I dont like the Flash Player himself. I prefer downloadable files to save them in my own small SCP-Folder...  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on November 13, 2006, 06:45:21 am
Really great stuff metaldestroyer! But I have to say that I dont like the Flash Player himself. I prefer downloadable files to save them in my own small SCP-Folder...  :)

Well, I have some videos in my FTP but it's very old. So, if you really want downloadable files, I will upload them in my FTP. I hope I didn't delete the original videos.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Fineus on November 15, 2006, 05:44:34 pm
Notice:

I've moved this thread to the General FreeSpace forum.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on November 16, 2006, 04:09:48 am
Really great stuff metaldestroyer! But I have to say that I dont like the Flash Player himself. I prefer downloadable files to save them in my own small SCP-Folder...  :)

Well, I have some videos in my FTP but it's very old. So, if you really want downloadable files, I will upload them in my FTP. I hope I didn't delete the original videos.

Dont make you too much work, just for me. But if anybody else is interested...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 19, 2006, 04:34:50 pm
Shadows of Lylat  preview. (work-in-progress)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/689/screen1522je5.jpg)


Edit: Yes, in-game!


Edit2: The pic was donwsized. I also got the 'real' one. 100% quality
www.game-warden.com/starfox//Non_SF_related_stuff/screen1522_HD.jpg
1280*1024
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 19, 2006, 04:39:08 pm
Dies.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on November 19, 2006, 04:46:12 pm
Aaaargh I hate you !!! :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 19, 2006, 05:02:44 pm
That's unreal... :eek2:

I might have to familiarize myself to Starfox universe.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on November 19, 2006, 06:11:51 pm
...seriously, the peppermint in my mouth nearly fell out into my lap right about now :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: wtf_cl0vvn on November 27, 2006, 09:09:25 pm
Shadows of Lylat eh? looks good...i luuuurrrve playing starfox 64 on my N64...i keep thinking what the sector y battle would be like in freespace. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 27, 2006, 11:04:51 pm
Much cooler looking than it was in 64. :D

Think of the Warp Gate defense mission from Assault as well... :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on December 05, 2006, 06:50:29 pm
Few recent screen shots.

Aeolus!:
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4382/aeolusya7.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aeolusya7.jpg)

Me destroying a SJ:
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1308/hadeskx7.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hadeskx7.jpg)

Stupid debris:
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2973/wtffk5.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wtffk5.jpg)

Nice explosion anyways:
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4642/wtf2sg7.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wtf2sg7.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on December 23, 2006, 11:45:35 pm
Damn good stuff Metal Destroyer. Makes me nostalgic.

And of course DaBrain with another great (render looking) screenie.  :P


Not much action here, but regardless the Asgard approve!

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/Balliskner.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 01, 2007, 08:24:23 am
Now that the first WCS version has been released... ;)


(http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7878/screen0090bt7.jpg)

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/1179/screen0091ov4.jpg)

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6189/screen0116nz9.jpg)

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/3457/screen0146bz4.jpg)

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2088/screen0039nc6.jpg)

@Getter Robo G

Nice! I've been watching Stargate again and I love the way they choose for the space battles. So... I'm really looking to any kind of SG space sim. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mefustae on January 01, 2007, 11:39:52 pm
Nice! How do you remove the HUD, again?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DrewToby on January 01, 2007, 11:52:57 pm
DaBrain. Oh my god.

*explodes*

What ambient light factor are you using? Can you impart your amazingness upon me? ._.;
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on January 02, 2007, 03:42:17 am
Nice! How do you remove the HUD, again?

SHIFT+O
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 02, 2007, 04:33:37 am
DaBrain. Oh my god.

*explodes*

What ambient light factor are you using? Can you impart your amazingness upon me? ._.;

Sure. I took taylor's suggestion and altered a few things.

This is my command line:
-fov 0.65 -ambient_factor 10 -spec_exp 7.0 -spec_tube 5.0 -spec_point 8.6 -spec_static 12.8 -no_emissive_light
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 03, 2007, 04:26:27 am
My apologize to your bleeding eyes  :ick:

(http://nebulastar.free.fr/gallery/wcsaga_001.jpg)

(http://nebulastar.free.fr/gallery/wcsaga_003.jpg)

(http://nebulastar.free.fr/gallery/wcsaga_009.jpg)

(http://nebulastar.free.fr/gallery/wcsaga_010.jpg)

(http://nebulastar.free.fr/gallery/wcsaga_012.jpg)

(http://nebulastar.free.fr/gallery/wcsaga_011.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on January 03, 2007, 04:55:22 pm
I love that hanger.  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 03, 2007, 07:51:24 pm
Cannonfodder will slap me for not using the starfield background again...

(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/2827/screen0247gb0.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Trivial Psychic on January 03, 2007, 09:34:35 pm
That Orion is gonna shoot itself.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on January 04, 2007, 12:23:05 pm
we need [lvlshot] back
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 06, 2007, 05:09:21 pm
A bit testing for Shadows of Lylat. ;)


(http://i18.tinypic.com/34pauqf.jpg)
(censored a bit)

(http://i3.tinypic.com/2w1zak0.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on January 06, 2007, 05:13:25 pm
Shadows?! :jaw:

When is that hitting the CVS? And how well does it work?

...Or are those baked to textures? :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on January 07, 2007, 05:23:29 am
Dies.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 07, 2007, 12:48:28 pm
Shadows?! :jaw:

When is that hitting the CVS? And how well does it work?

...Or are those baked to textures? :nervous:

Uhmmm I take the second option. ;)

Same goes for the lights (that I have to tone down a bit now).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: peterc10 on January 07, 2007, 02:00:19 pm
A typical Orion Class Destroyer

(http://www.freewebs.com/peterc10/02.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 14, 2007, 11:38:04 am
HDRish postfilter and WCS seem to like each other. ;)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/2h7kspl.jpg)

(http://i1.tinypic.com/4d3p3ia.jpg)

(http://i10.tinypic.com/4dmgait.jpg)

(http://i3.tinypic.com/352rhch.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Falcon on January 18, 2007, 05:35:42 am
Took some screen shots of WCS.

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1038/ss1ek6.th.jpg) (http://img265.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss1ek6.jpg)(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2988/ss2bu1.th.jpg) (http://img265.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss2bu1.jpg)
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/4781/ss3sl0.th.jpg) (http://img265.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss3sl0.jpg)(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8826/ss4is5.th.jpg) (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss4is5.jpg)
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3035/ss5dm1.th.jpg) (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss5dm1.jpg)(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2906/ss6yv2.th.jpg) (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ss6yv2.jpg)


Sorry if they look too dark, I used the -no_emissive_light flag.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 20, 2007, 11:48:00 am
Looks like SoL is too colorful for HDRish.... but works great with HDRish-lite. ;)

(http://i13.tinypic.com/302xgtz.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on January 21, 2007, 12:53:18 am
OMFG, That must lag like a bugger!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on January 21, 2007, 08:14:21 pm
Hdrish and hdrish-lite aren't really performance drainers, if they even drain performance :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: neoterran on January 27, 2007, 05:41:14 pm
they aren't on the X1800's everyone seems to be using these days.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on January 28, 2007, 06:51:54 am
Yeah ati i think was actually trashing smartshaders, sort of like they trashed smoothvision. Most smartshaders are useless anyway. Mostly it was just enthusiasts who said hey look i can make my game appear in only ascii, or make my game look like an old television broadcast, mostly people making interesting smartshaders out of creativity that no one would ever use because they didn't improve game experience at all. The only smartshaders i could ever account to as being useful and cool and improve game experience and looks is hdrish and hdrish-lite. After that what else are you going to make with a smartshader? A blurred motion smartshader would be cool, like if a ship zips by you really fast and it's blurred. I'm not sure if anyone ever made such a smartshader, and i don't think so. But motion blur was present in 3dfx's last line of voodoo cards which was like the voodoo4's and 5's which was a setting you could turn on for motion blur in any game (back then quake3...even fs2), but i'm inconclusive in whether that was an often used feature in anyone owning a voodoo 5 or something, and especially if anyone here at the hlp owned anything greater than a voodoo 3 (the card i first played fs2 on, and had slow downs with the retail shockwaves) from the 3dfx line. Voodoo 4's and 5's weren't slow cards either, they were quite fast in their day even in the area of 32bit gaming which back then was frought with slow downs and most people using 16bit for performance reasons.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 28, 2007, 10:32:44 am
Well, there was some year now DaBrain and Me modified ATI smartshaders (I don't have the link to the topic, but you can find here in HLP forum). You can find a smartshader which mixed motion blur and hdrish. However, the blur effect is too intense that you'll have a headache.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on January 30, 2007, 09:15:33 am
Some old screens

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/5850/screen0186ma5.jpg)
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8905/screen0191bo5.jpg)
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4733/screen0193ar6.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on February 01, 2007, 02:29:39 pm
they aren't on the X1800's everyone seems to be using these days.


It still works on all ATI cards. They just took it out of the driver cause it would cause problems with new games that use .. uhm some effects (forgot what it was exactly).

Mr.Lolman explains it:
http://www.forum-3dcenter.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=305335&highlight=hdrish (german)


Download the old OpenGL DLLs anc copy them into your FS2 folder (root). Use PS2control and you can use HDRish again. ;)
http://www.forum-3dcenter.de/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=4449734&postcount=12

What? Just copying in a file into the FS2 folder is too simple?
Well it works though. I've tested it. :D


*Looks at the topic name*

This time without HDRish.

(http://i5.tinypic.com/471309z.jpg)

(http://i5.tinypic.com/2nl4kg0.jpg)

(http://i5.tinypic.com/2gsmw04.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on February 02, 2007, 04:44:10 am
Not too shabby at all without hdrish. Now if hdrish were dynamic, even if it were fake hdr, that'd actually be something worth trying to implement.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on February 02, 2007, 04:48:10 am
You do know that HDR stands for high dynamic range? :nervous:

If HDRish were dynamic, it wouldn't be hdrISH, it would be HDR. :p And I guess it would require shader support to be true HDR anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on February 03, 2007, 07:20:39 am
no **** sherlock.
Hell if hdr weren't dynamic, it'd still be hdr, only fake. I'm not using hdrish as a literal term for hdr. When i mention hdrish, i'm talking about that famous and coveted smartshader for ati cards. So saying if hdrish would be dynamic that'd be one complete kickass smartshader. After this i'm starting to find hdrish sort of blah these days. It looks great in fs, except when you're in a node, node missions + hdrish equals something close to almost unplayable, but playable with much blinding brilliant light too make it difficult to see, other than that hdrish makes node missions look completely awesome. Yeah the whole blah thing for hdrish comes from the fact that smartshaders are sort of being phased out by ati, nvidia users can't do smartshaders, hdrish can cause some aspects of some games to be unplayable because some parts of a game may look great with it but it could be that moment when all that brilliant light makes it difficult to see and disseminate. After that, hdrish-lite was interesting when i used it, but i found it to be too weak. An  hdrish-medium would have been perfect. After that, stuff like hdrish is smartshader only stuff, too bad we can't really implement into the game itself, a move like that if it were possible i can imagine would save time on the bloom being added for the next scp release. Hdrish is not longer exciting nor coveted. Plus why buy an ati high end card that just as fast as the nvidia midrange cards right now? One reason for prompting me to say goodbye to hdrish because pretty much anything lower than an x1900 isn't really worth the hype as it becomes a cost to performance ratio, a 7600gt at the time i bought was cheaper than an x1800 and outperformed it. And this is from a midrange card from nvidia. The x1xxx series is nice, but the geforce 7s are a better selection to price to performance ratio compared to ati's. Ati's midrange card the x1600 just amazed me how bad it was compared to nvidias midrange card the 7600gt. Idk, someone should make an medium version of hdrish, and see if that fairs better when you're playing in a node mission (if you can't play the game all that good in certain areas because of hdrish, hdrish gets reduced to only being good for taking screenshots of your game to make it look all pretty, which negates the reason for using  hdrish to enhance your game experience and make the game look cool while playing). Umm, a good mission to try with hdrish is the last mission of transcend (i should have taken a screenshot of it at the time). Playing transcend's last mission with hdrish is an experience all in itself, try it, you might see what i mean on hdrish in node levels.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on February 04, 2007, 12:43:10 pm
A lot of text...

Maybe some more pics?

(http://i15.tinypic.com/2z519hg.jpg)

(http://i19.tinypic.com/2hpq0av.jpg)

(http://i19.tinypic.com/3yqo6k2.jpg)

(http://i18.tinypic.com/3zjnr5v.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: neoterran on February 04, 2007, 07:52:32 pm
SoL looks awesome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on February 19, 2007, 01:52:46 pm
My God that city makes me want to cry... When you guys finish SOL please say you'll help with Macross CITY?  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on February 24, 2007, 08:52:48 am
I'll have a lot of time after the final release. ;)

However.. there is still a lot of stuff to do... especially a lot of FREDing. (hint hint! Hello FREDers!)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: takashi on March 11, 2007, 09:13:43 pm
i'll join you when i finish my campaing.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Unknown Target on March 11, 2007, 09:25:57 pm
Oh joy...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on March 11, 2007, 09:49:08 pm
... isn't the correct syntax for posting those
Code: [Select]
[URL=http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=australiatz8.jpg][IMG]http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5729/australiatz8.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turey on March 11, 2007, 09:52:42 pm
... isn't the correct syntax for posting those
Code: [Select]
[URL=http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=australiatz8.jpg][IMG]http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5729/australiatz8.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]?


that just make the image a link. You don't have to do it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on March 11, 2007, 10:33:21 pm
Oh, right, but what does |V|shot mean?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turey on March 11, 2007, 10:43:03 pm
Oh, right, but what does |V|shot mean?

It USED to be a tag that shrank the image until you clicked on it, saving bandwidth for 56kers. It doesn't seem to work anymore.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on March 11, 2007, 11:35:48 pm
hmm...
[img=200x100]http://www.digitaldesktopwallpaper.com/wallpapers/space_5.jpg[/img]
Apparently, manual resize doesn't work either.  It's listed as a BBCode tag (http://www.bbcode.org/tags.php), though... :confused:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on March 18, 2007, 03:22:34 pm
Don't worry, Yukkikaze will chase Takashi away!!!  :nod:


(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/yukkikaze1.jpg)


Thanks to Nuke for allowing dissection of his mod (so I can try to understand the inner workings of the NEW SCP.
I finally got a ship in the latest build.

Let's dance!  :shaking: :nervous: ::) :shaking: :nervous: :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 18, 2007, 04:26:02 pm
DaBrain SoL is tripleplusgood.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 24, 2007, 06:36:13 am
Thanks. ;)

(http://i10.tinypic.com/4fzadf5.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 30, 2007, 02:18:04 pm
No reply?   :shaking:

I'll try again then...


(http://i9.tinypic.com/3zg7ipw.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/2j51ifc.jpg)

(http://i12.tinypic.com/2ewnl2s.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/2cftt94.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 30, 2007, 02:40:27 pm
[whisper]Don't reply so that he posts more!![/whisper]

Wait, ****!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on March 30, 2007, 02:41:13 pm
I have lost count how many times I have almost died from forgetting to breathe looking at these, but this time I think a couple of my ancestors did the same... :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on March 30, 2007, 03:58:34 pm
Yeah they look pretty and all, but those furry critters will learn to bow down before ORIGIN!


"Hallowed are the Ori... *****es!" - (Disclaimer) Note Italicized text is not part of the actual quote...


(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3814/oriw1nx6.jpg)

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: redsniper on March 30, 2007, 04:37:47 pm
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/yukkikaze1.jpg)
Holy crap! :eek2: Is that in FS? Where'd you get a model of the Yukikaze?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on March 30, 2007, 05:15:24 pm
Perhaps you could like replace the inner ori sphere with a sprite or something. One of the stars in the mediavps could probably do that job. Something with some bloom.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on March 30, 2007, 08:04:58 pm
hehe lets say I know people... (a LOT of people)...

Believe it or not a 17yo Chinese FEMALE made it! I'm hoping she makes soem more meshes in the future as I have 3 more of her works that I think are lesser than posted above but will still be converted by me eventually.

As for the Ori, I'm still open on ideas, but ultimately it's up to JC4JC, SG-1 is his mod. (I'm just helping out...)
I was thinking about the Terran thruster effect, like I use for Getter 3/ (also Combat Federation's nav bouy). More experimentation to come in the future...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on March 30, 2007, 08:28:37 pm
Don't worry, Yukkikaze will chase Takashi away!!!  :nod:


(http://*snip*)


Thanks to Nuke for allowing dissection of his mod (so I can try to understand the inner workings of the NEW SCP.
I finally got a ship in the latest build.

Let's dance!  :shaking: :nervous: ::) :shaking: :nervous: :lol:


Reminds me of the SU-47.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: redsniper on March 31, 2007, 01:04:51 am
Could I have that Yukikaze model please? You're not using it for a project or anything, are you?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on April 04, 2007, 01:45:39 am
The yukikaze with maxims and harpoons sounds like it'd do it justice.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on April 05, 2007, 09:12:05 am
Here: Pof and maps (you will need to re-edit the pof stuff as I only made a test conversion sized ok but imported guns/missiles from an unbalanced model with no thought/planning). It has no shield currently
Make your own table.

I secured permission for the community.

Creator was G.Y of HW2 modding



[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on April 06, 2007, 07:00:51 pm
And some more... it's time to post pics of another mod or standard FS2 again soo though.

Now I can finally say 'GreatFox will cover you' and back it up with pics. ;)

(http://i16.tinypic.com/4hu1if8.jpg)

(http://i18.tinypic.com/2m51amc.jpg)

(http://i13.tinypic.com/2v1lwd5.jpg)

(http://i16.tinypic.com/42ldmgy.jpg)

Short meaningless clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pGoioPDIKM
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vretsu on April 09, 2007, 03:12:55 pm
The Shadows of Lyatt (sp?) mod is completely dominating this thread.  :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 09, 2007, 03:15:03 pm
Hell.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 09, 2007, 04:50:28 pm
"Hallowed are the Ori... *****es!" - (Disclaimer) Note Italicized text is not part of the actual quote...

Italicized what?!?

The Shadows of Lyatt (sp?) mod is completely dominating this thread.  :lol:

I should summon Woo...

Snail, take care of this.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vretsu on April 09, 2007, 09:59:14 pm
Your only hope may be to glowmap the Gargant.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 11, 2007, 01:09:36 pm
The Gargant is already glowmapped.

Nope, sorry LGM, but Inferno just can't compete with SoL. :lol:


What am I saying? Remember who you are! You're an INFERNO FANBOI!!!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vretsu on April 11, 2007, 01:26:19 pm
It is glow-mapped?! I must see this.


Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 11, 2007, 02:55:22 pm
More than glowmpapped, I would say "about to be scrapped" since we don't know which role we could give it.


But yeah that pic with the Gargant, the Icanus and Earth could work.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on April 11, 2007, 06:50:58 pm
As promised... not SoL!

(http://i13.tinypic.com/40c26g8.jpg)

(http://i19.tinypic.com/2gwxds4.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 11, 2007, 07:07:26 pm
The Shadows of Lyatt (sp?) mod is completely dominating this thread.  :lol:

Is that necessarily a bad thing?

Great Fox FTW!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 29, 2007, 05:26:42 pm
FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY! A Stargate mod!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 18, 2007, 10:48:54 am
And... SoL again...

(http://i14.tinypic.com/6gtwyvq.jpg)

(http://i5.tinypic.com/4r7op5z.jpg)

One texture is missing... I know...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 18, 2007, 10:53:58 am
Dies. Again.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on May 18, 2007, 12:29:05 pm
And... SoL again...

http://i14.tinypic.com/6gtwyvq.jpg
http://i5.tinypic.com/4r7op5z.jpg

One texture is missing... I know...

Well, it's pretty impressive however. there is one thing that annoys me. The sky looks clear I mean it's pretty sunny. And on the other hand, we have the ground that is pretty dark. You have to fix that :p 
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on May 19, 2007, 01:09:22 am
Hmm.. any way to set a per-mission ambient lighting?  Or should I ask a coder?  Heck, is it even a good idea?  :confused:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on May 19, 2007, 06:16:47 pm
Hmm.. any way to set a per-mission ambient lighting?  Or should I ask a coder?  Heck, is it even a good idea?  :confused:

Via FRED I think...click on "Background" :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on May 20, 2007, 06:37:53 am
Ah, correct.  thx.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 20, 2007, 12:49:13 pm
(http://i9.tinypic.com/6b4nd3t.jpg)

Just... cool. The HTL model rocks. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on May 20, 2007, 01:10:15 pm
Just an idea but I have to ask.

Are you guys planning on utilizing the nebula system to make atmospheric haze possible in atmospheric missions? With sufficiently transparent (I'm thinking like RGB defining the colour, and Alpha value being very low, depending on desired visibility), dense nebula poofs you could easily (or not) make reddish sunrise haze, or make the sky blue so that things become bluer in the distance, you know... the standard things that affect visibility as distance increases.

Might be well worth a try.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 20, 2007, 01:13:10 pm
http://i9.tinypic.com/6b4nd3t.jpg

Just... cool. The HTL model rocks. ;)

Is that the Ulysses?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 20, 2007, 02:09:02 pm
Just an idea but I have to ask.

Are you guys planning on utilizing the nebula system to make atmospheric haze possible in atmospheric missions? With sufficiently transparent (I'm thinking like RGB defining the colour, and Alpha value being very low, depending on desired visibility), dense nebula poofs you could easily (or not) make reddish sunrise haze, or make the sky blue so that things become bluer in the distance, you know... the standard things that affect visibility as distance increases.

Might be well worth a try.

Unless there will be a better support by the engine for something like this, I plan to use a (hack-ish) way around nebulas for SoL. It involves glowpoints but cause quite a bit of etxra work.


@Snail Yes, but I refered to the Aeolus. (scroll a bit to the right ; )
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Commander on May 22, 2007, 03:07:23 am
(http://i9.tinypic.com/6b4nd3t.jpg)

Just... cool. The HTL model rocks. ;)

Looks a little hot i think ?  :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 29, 2007, 06:39:47 pm
(http://www.mypicshare.com/thumbs/20070530/byzekjia.jpg) (http://www.mypicshare.com/byzekjiapic.html)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 30, 2007, 09:14:17 am
Is that a hangar underneath ?? :confused:


>>I've been out of the loop for about 7 months <<
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 30, 2007, 12:58:19 pm
No, it's just a standard old HTL Orion, with the hangar to the side where it always was. BTW, the mission is out of Derelict.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on May 31, 2007, 07:33:41 am
Click on thumbnails to view full-sized images.

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_chimeraaa.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/chimeraaa.jpg)
GTCv Labouchere responds to a Shivan bomber threat (Model: Stratcomm's GTCv Chimera)

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_chimerafiring.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/chimerafiring.jpg)
Labouchere fires!

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_titanfiring1.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/titanfiring1.jpg)
GTD Temeraire broadsides a Shivan cruiser... (Model: Stratcomm's GTD Titan)

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_titanfiring2.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/titanfiring2.jpg)
...with its destruction testimony to the destroyer's power.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on June 04, 2007, 05:48:47 pm
(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_titanfiring1.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/titanfiring1.jpg)
GTD Temeraire broadsides a Shivan cruiser... (Model: Stratcomm's GTD Titan)

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_titanfiring2.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/titanfiring2.jpg)
...with its destruction testimony to the destroyer's power.[/i]

Hum interesting. Which modscampagn is that ? I love the ship model. Where could I get it ? /me want !!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on June 06, 2007, 07:54:35 pm
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8112/rakshasasideeh8.png)

WOO!! lvlshot!

A cookie to whom can guess the SCP version!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 07, 2007, 01:46:03 am
3.6.7?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on June 07, 2007, 01:48:59 am
Since 3.6.7 is taken, I'm guessing 3.6.5
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on June 07, 2007, 03:36:00 am
Hum interesting. Which modscampagn is that ? I love the ship model. Where could I get it ? /me want !!!

I'm using the Titan in my campaign, there should be a download link for the ship somewhere on this forum.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on June 07, 2007, 01:44:26 pm
Since 3.6.7 is taken, I'm guessing 3.6.5

IIRC, it's 3.6.5 with the 3.6.7 VPs or something like that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ghost_45 on June 07, 2007, 04:46:47 pm
Im new to the forums, but I've followed SCP for a while and i must say im impressed as hell. one question for the development team and im sure this is in the wrong place did anyone else think that when a ship is stopped the engines shouldn't be lit. and am i the only one that has the engine glow bleed through the ship models, its not a big deal but if you guys were looking for ways it could be better their's my 2 cents. might as well post it all in the wrong place.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on June 07, 2007, 04:54:41 pm
Hum interesting. Which modscampagn is that ? I love the ship model. Where could I get it ? /me want !!!

I'm using the Titan in my campaign, there should be a download link for the ship somewhere on this forum.

Can you upload it to HC please? I'm sure many people would like it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on June 07, 2007, 04:58:33 pm
one question for the development team and im sure this is in the wrong place did anyone else think that when a ship is stopped the engines shouldn't be lit.

IIRC it has been thought, but most likely it's being kept as is to retain the FreeSpace 2 feel on that part. If the game was more simulator and less arcade, it would be more likely to be dealt with, but as it is... I prefer to think it like this:

When you drive a car, even when the engine is idling it makes some sound. Completely shutting off your engine while driving isn't really a good idea because it powers the electrics, brakes (to varying extent), power steering and then some. Also, re-starting the engine on the fly takes some time and attention. Similarly I would think that when the engines in FS2 are on idle, they still need some fuel to keep them running. Who knows what kind of an ordeal it is to actually fire up those engines - you most likely don't just throttle them up. There's probably multiple pages long checklists for operating them...

Quote
and am i the only one that has the engine glow bleed through the ship models

You're not the only one, and it's highly model specific. Some have their thruster points set so that very little or no clipping at all occurs, some have been designed with older POF thrusters in mind and thus can have more problems with animated thruster effects, especially if the thrusters are recessed in the hull (like in case of GTF Apollo).

I don't know what can be done about it, though, apart from making separate thruster glow animations for different ships so that clipping doesn't occur even at full thrust. That would take a lot of time and effort and would also require changes to ship tables so that the ships would actually use their specific thruster effect.

Quite possible the long rumoured and anticipated shaders could be better for utilizing light effects like this, but that's a long way into the future I think, and won't be any kind of holy grail in itself...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on June 08, 2007, 07:51:23 am
Can you upload it to HC please? I'm sure many people would like it.

Had problems uploading it to HC.  :sigh:

But the link I got it from (here (http://www.duke.edu/~cek6/titan.zip)) should still work fine.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ghost_45 on June 08, 2007, 10:17:18 pm
I don't know i guess my thought on the engine glow was that when your completely stopped it shouldn't look as if there is a lot of thrust out the back Which would imply that there was outgoing thrust. and i see what you mean about model specific where as i was thinking maybe there could be code to collision model it or something,
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on June 09, 2007, 02:40:47 am
The problem there is that none of the effects - except the particle smoke, to some small extent - are really volumetric. They are all basically square animated textures that the game basically attaches to certain parts of the ship and renders them so that they point backwards (assuming the ship is not turning, some ships like Ulysses actually have them turn when the ship turns...).

If the "starting point" of the texture is inside a cavity on the ship, then there is a chance that at full thrust, the texture may spread outside the cavity, clip into the model, and possibly even reach the outer surface of the ship. And, because the thruster effect is not model-based, you can't really use collision detection on it (AFAIK) to limit the size of the texture. You would need to manually either change thruster texture radius on the ships where the problem occur, or possibly elongate the thruster texture so that at same length they would appear less wide, and thus would not clip with the model.

Although, I must add a disclaimer - I don't really know what I'm talking about, I'm just putting things that I do know together and deducting the rest.  :p

I would consider thruster clipping a relatively minor problem, though...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on June 10, 2007, 06:05:16 am
HDRish ftw

(http://i8.tinypic.com/4ku0mkk.jpg)

(http://i10.tinypic.com/4raylvn.jpg)

(http://i18.tinypic.com/6bny994.jpg)

(http://i17.tinypic.com/6f99jt5.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on June 10, 2007, 09:39:43 pm
God, I wish I had a ATI card so I can do that crazy [email protected]!#.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on June 10, 2007, 09:47:43 pm
I'm gonna have to dig  up my shader thing and use it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 11, 2007, 07:13:10 pm
Yeah i've got the smartshaders with hdrish and hdrish-lite if anybody wants them with a smartshader loader. I feel sorry for Col.Campbell though, his gmail doesn't work :(

Btw dab what's your flag settings? I know you had hdrish there, but you're flag settings seem absolutely perfect.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on June 12, 2007, 12:15:06 am
What do you mean, his gmail doesn't work?  :confused: how is that possible?  Mine works fine; always has.  What browser you using, Col?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on June 12, 2007, 03:17:53 am
Yeah i've got the smartshaders with hdrish and hdrish-lite if anybody wants them with a smartshader loader. I feel sorry for Col.Campbell though, his gmail doesn't work :(

Btw dab what's your flag settings? I know you had hdrish there, but you're flag settings seem absolutely perfect.

I can't look it up atm, but try reducing the in-game brightness value. That does the trick for me. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 12, 2007, 03:33:13 am
If i were to buy an HP 7755 PC, would it be able to pump out effects like that?

I really want the snazz back in my FS2 life. :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on June 12, 2007, 05:25:23 pm
I'm using Firefox, but I gave S-99 my hotmail and now I'm cool.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 12, 2007, 11:56:55 pm
Idk his gmail wasn't letting me send **** to it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on June 13, 2007, 02:01:02 am
What you using, S-99?  Hotmail?  *wonders about an M$ vs Gmail conspiracy*
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 13, 2007, 03:07:50 pm
Well, when i sent the **** to the gmail. Hotmail gave me the usual response say if the col's inbox was full.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 13, 2007, 07:31:21 pm
I've heard about and seen for nvidia something equivalent to hdrish, and that was a bloom shader file from doom3 that people were able to use in other opengl games. But didn't quite work in fs2. I wonder what was up with that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on June 14, 2007, 03:45:43 am
Well, when i sent the **** to the gmail. Hotmail gave me the usual response say if the col's inbox was full.

BS.  I somehow doubt he's got more than 2.5 gigs in his Inbox.  That's just M$ being retarded, I think.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on June 14, 2007, 01:01:15 pm
I've heard about and seen for nvidia something equivalent to hdrish, and that was a bloom shader file from doom3 that people were able to use in other opengl games. But didn't quite work in fs2. I wonder what was up with that.

The Nvidia Bloom thing only works correct with Id engine games. In FS2 it causes some strage gfx errors.

Anyway, I picked the best shots(!). The bloom looks very wrong in quite a few situations.
I won't use it when I play for real.

@colecampbell666

Works for me. Try again.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on June 17, 2007, 03:16:55 pm
Damn it when I saw "Last Post by DaBrain" I thought there was going to be a hot new screen shot...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 18, 2007, 11:27:48 am
What card would you guys reccomend, i've onlyu got £400 to spend though :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 18, 2007, 11:49:48 pm
Right now both ati and nvidia are pretty good, i'd buy a high-end or mid-range card for with that ammount of money, most notably i'd buy a high-end card :D Geforce 7's are good, ati's stuff is good, i've heard people have odd feelings about the geforce 8's, but you should check as many benchmarks as you can from hardware reviewers on the cards you're interested in. See which one is the best, also that you like it, and buy it. That's how i went from wanting a geforce 6600, to a 6800, then i saw the 7600gt kick all geforce 6 series asses very nicely, it was in my price range and i got that. But yeah, i started out with a card i was initially interested in and checked mondo amounts of benchmarks from many hardware reviewers which new stuff versus the card i was interested in. Most notably i was also curious and wanted to find out more about the radeon x1600, it sucked ****, so i wanted a geforce 6600, and well i told the rest of the story already.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on June 19, 2007, 07:48:19 am
I'm very happy with my Geforce 8800GTX. At first I was worried it would overheat, but it's been running smoothly for me ever since I've had it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 19, 2007, 11:33:50 am
Do they have onboard fans? Coolings my biggest priority :D i dont want burn out my rig.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on June 19, 2007, 04:01:23 pm
What card would you guys reccomend, i've onlyu got £400 to spend though :nervous:

I don't know the price in € but I think you could have the latest ATI X2900 XT or the 8800 GTS 640 MB. However, just hope to have the proper motherboard to put PCI-Express GPU and not the AGP one.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 19, 2007, 06:28:45 pm
I think it's safe to say that agp has died out finally.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: wolfen on June 26, 2007, 03:29:29 pm
I looked when I bouth my computer, I have an old Nvidia PCI vid card I used for Aces High when I played that, and on this computer is won't fit in the PCIE slot. So I left it in the old computer and ramed it togeather on my oldest son's desk :) Now I need a PCIE card, Anybody need a really old agp card?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on June 26, 2007, 04:14:52 pm
I think it's safe to say that agp has died out finally.

agp will never die!!!!! neveeeeeeerrrrrrrr!!!! :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 26, 2007, 04:40:29 pm
I looked when I bouth my computer, I have an old Nvidia PCI vid card I used for Aces High when I played that, and on this computer is won't fit in the PCIE slot. So I left it in the old computer and ramed it togeather on my oldest son's desk :) Now I need a PCIE card, Anybody need a really old agp card?

This reminds of when some people see a pci card plug into one place, then when it's removed they try to plug that pci card into an isa slot (this was back in the day) :lol: It's all good though, i had a lady on the phone yesterday who wanted me to plug in an external hard drive and convert (backup) all of her files onto it, after that i was to install winxp onto her cpu (her main rig is what she meant by "cpu"). Aside from absolutely horrible terminology about backing up her stuff onto an external hard drive which at least was intelligible, when she said that she wanted winxp on her cpu, lets just say i was ready with my winxp cd to sell her, super glue, and i would pop out her cpu...and well, she'd have winxp on her cpu if you know what i mean :lol:

I'm ok with peoples bad computer lingo, but what does confuse me sometimes is when people refer to their whole rig as the "cpu". It just gets me to thinking, ok so they're just going to bring me their processor? Anyway, aside from her bad use of computer lingo, she did come up with a battle plan and knew exactly what she wanted done. Hmmm, i need to give her a price on winxp, hell she's not getting that for free. I no longer use my winxp as it has only been installed once on my machine and not installed on anyone elses, and is still currently uninstalled. Prime candidate for someome elses machine to have a legal copy though :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on June 27, 2007, 02:34:03 am
I'm ok with peoples bad computer lingo, but what does confuse me sometimes is when people refer to their whole rig as the "cpu".

I've seen places teach you to call the case a CPU before when they are teaching basic recognition of hardware. Monitor, Printer, Scanner, CPU. So it might not be that she's dumb or gotten the wrong idea so much as that she was taught by someone or from a book that used that stupid terminology.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on June 27, 2007, 02:56:23 am
I got that in my computer class at college... but my prof also didn't quite have a handle on some things... eg, he didn't know that "format c: /q /s" could be used instead of "format c: /q" and then "sys c:".... the format wasn't working, and he thought that my use of /q /s was to blame.  Well, that didn't bug me much, I just did it his way, and it still didn't work; he then got a new computer for me to work on.  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on June 27, 2007, 03:02:45 am
Well from my stand point, cpu is pretty descriptive about that chip that is your central processing unit that's on all of our motherboards. Sort of like how gpu is pretty descriptive about that chip that stamped onto all of our video cards to do the graphics processing. Places that teach people to call their whole computer hard drive and all the cpu is just asking for trouble and confusion and is not good practice to teach people this.

One thing i predict is that a beginner computer user will be astounded that they have 2 cpu's, and i don't mean dual core, i mean their whatever processor they have, and the whole rig...if this is what people desire by teaching people to call their whole rig the cpu i can easily see a situation like this happening. It's just asking for trouble using stuff incorrectly mindlessly.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on June 27, 2007, 03:13:48 am
Ya.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on June 29, 2007, 08:14:58 am
Well from my stand point, cpu is pretty descriptive about that chip that is your central processing unit that's on all of our motherboards. Sort of like how gpu is pretty descriptive about that chip that stamped onto all of our video cards to do the graphics processing. Places that teach people to call their whole computer hard drive and all the cpu is just asking for trouble and confusion and is not good practice to teach people this.

I don't disagree. I'm just saying why someone can be moderately computer literate and still call their case a CPU. I'm only going by what you said but it seems like this woman was smart enough to understand the value of backing up the system partition and also smart enough not to be asking for Vista. :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jambo on July 03, 2007, 09:34:33 am
I call this one "Owned"

(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/3291/freespace2glory1aa6.jpg)

pity I had to JPEG it, cause the PNG has so much more detail!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on July 03, 2007, 12:16:25 pm
You call this "owned"? So... What would you call THIS:
(http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/screen0117.png)
(http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/screen0118.png)
(http://home.arcor.de/mr_maniac/Bilder/fs2open/screen0121.png)
? :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 03, 2007, 02:42:42 pm
:wtf:

And the FPS?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on July 03, 2007, 04:18:44 pm
Well... 8xAA and 16xAF and 6-25 FPS in this scene  :)
But that's not only because of the beams... No... The highest Performance-Impact is caused by the four Colossus-Ships (many Sub-Objects etc.) that are fireing their beams against the four Orion-Class Destroyers.
It's the only scene in this mission, where they fire this many beams...
(Just to clarify this: Yes, I "tweaked" the Colossus-Class-Ships. I LOVE tweaking ships/weapons/whatever in games... And YES, sometimes I'm tweaking just a little bit too much ;) But it's fun...)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jambo on July 03, 2007, 07:03:16 pm
I would call that overkill :lol:

And you can see in his pics that his FPS is 13, 13 and 6!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 03, 2007, 09:36:41 pm
/me is astonished Maniac's computer didn't explode.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Sarafan on July 03, 2007, 10:32:58 pm
A rainbow owned! :shaking:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Sarkoth on July 04, 2007, 03:26:25 am
All these beams caused by just four Colossus? Geez. That's rly too much tweaking. O.o
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 04, 2007, 05:06:18 am
Hey, with that tweaking, you should make one of those colossi have 100 front side 1m apart infyrno turrets. And make it go up against some ships.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 04, 2007, 06:27:38 am
Hah, you haven't seen the Fenris.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 04, 2007, 06:30:10 am
Hah, you haven't seen the Fenris.

Somehow it seems like you mean The Fenris and not a regular run-of-the-mill Fenris.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 04, 2007, 09:12:16 am
This Fenris. :D

(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5221/thisfenrisbl0.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on July 04, 2007, 09:18:08 am
:eek2: dat must be the smallest fenrii ever posted.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 04, 2007, 09:47:46 am
(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/2949/diemt2.png)

Meh, wasn't as good as it was hyped up to be.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BlueFlames on July 04, 2007, 11:30:10 am
The argument could be made that there's no way for us to tell there's a Fenris in that blob.  Maybe you should go in for a closer look....  :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 04, 2007, 11:31:57 am
Want the mission?

Hehe... Crash and burn, computer...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 04, 2007, 06:45:05 pm
Mr. Maniac, you are a maniac!! :eek2:

And Snail, your Fenris wouldn't stand a chance against the Hermes, if i tweaked it. All of these arguments are pointless except to show cool and obscenely graphics intensive scenes. :D

Don't stop though, some of these piccys were cool. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jambo on July 04, 2007, 10:57:19 pm
I'm new to these forums and i've just gone through this entire thread from the start and I have a few questions:

1. Are the Star Wars models available in a pack or mod?

2. Are the Star Trek models available in a pack or mod?

3. Any news on when FreeSpace 3 might be com- *ripped apart by admin beam cannon*
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 04, 2007, 11:08:04 pm
The glow!!!! The wonderful glow!!!! Can you not see it, Alpha 1?!?!?!

Nice to kill yourself ahead of the flak. =p

I'd slap up the welcome to hlpp boards thing, since no once did it for me, but I don't have it. -shrugs- Wait for one of the regulars to come along and do it. In the meantime, welcome to HLP boards.

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 04, 2007, 11:46:37 pm
You do the welcome beam by typing <colon>welcome<colon>.
Like so:

:welcome:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on July 05, 2007, 02:35:12 am
1. Are the Star Wars models available in a pack or mod?

Nope. They are either part of MetalDestroyer's private mod (Which will never be released since he lacks the permission of the original modeller) or they are part of the Star Wars mods (We have 2 and neither have released anything yet)

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2. Are the Star Trek models available in a pack or mod?

Yes. But I have absolutely no idea where you can get the most recent version from.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 05, 2007, 03:32:52 am
Like this?

:welcome:

... Groovy.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on July 05, 2007, 03:38:34 am
If you're not sure of something like that, and you want to test, hit the "Preview" button.  :D  (not that you did something wrong, just informing you :) )
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 05, 2007, 03:40:30 am
Lol kay. I gotta pic to add up, buts it back home.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on July 05, 2007, 03:43:40 am
Should use ImageShack.  ;)  Then you can upload all ur stuff you want to be available to everyone onto it.  Also, Y! Mail has unlimited storage space (in 10MB chunks), you can use it to email stuff to yourself as attachments... Gmail has storage capability of 2. something gigs.. Hotmail has 2 Gigs, and I think AOL Mail has 2 Gigs... if not, then it's 1 Gig.  Plus, there's in.solit.us, unlimited free storage, and only stuff you mark as public is available for download.  *shrugs* lotsa options, if you want to use any of those.  If any of that is useful, then great, if not, then disregard.  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 05, 2007, 03:51:22 am
Yea, but picking out my 'OMGWTFBBQIMSODEAD' pic under a ton of 4chan numbers is really hard.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on July 05, 2007, 03:56:06 am
Ah... very true.  :doubt:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Commander on July 05, 2007, 05:20:48 am
It generally amazes me to stop and think that a game developed so long ago still has so many people remaining faithful to it, and its graphics are on par with games released years in front of it. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 05, 2007, 08:08:56 am
Heh heh heh. The first thing I did with FRED. Poor cruiser. You can barely see it.

The cruiser died instantly....
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0000.gif)
... But it took a while to die ...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0001.gif)
... so the Sathani decided to add more beams ...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0002.gif)
.... making it look like the cruiser was shooting them.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0003.gif)

Notice that the Sathani were not firing all their beams; I think that they couldn't bring the beams to bear, they were probably to tightly ringed in.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mustang19 on July 05, 2007, 04:29:05 pm
I get crashes/slowdowns whenever beams intersect when I play SCP. Now if I tried to run that on my computer...  :eek2: Very impressive, nonetheless.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 05, 2007, 07:57:26 pm
Actually, this was part of an experiment to see what would happen if a beam from an allied ship hit another friendly ship. After the cruiser got owned, i checked all the sathani. All untouched. Not a single scratch on any of them, despite the fact that the sathanas on the upper left actually got hit by 3 or 4 bfreds from the other sathani.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BlueFlames on July 05, 2007, 09:33:49 pm
That sounds like a problem with the collision detection.  In smaller engagements, I've had warships friendly towards each other obliterate eachother with crossfire in both Open and retail.  I believe 'friendly' beams are supposed to deal reduced damage, because I've gotten hit by small green beams and large vasudan beams and everything in between, and so long as the firing ship is friendly, it's painful, but survivable.  Conversely, small green beams fired by hostile warships are pretty much instantly fatal.  I'm not sure if the damage is supposed to be reduced for non-player friendly-fire victims.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 06, 2007, 06:42:04 am
That sounds like a theory. It would be similar to the effect Kara achieved when he created 100++ hercs to mob a cruiser. The beams + missiles flew through their intended targets.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 06, 2007, 08:44:40 am
AFAIK, friendly beams don't hurt other friendly ships except for Alpha 1.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on July 06, 2007, 01:07:38 pm
That sounds like a theory. It would be similar to the effect Kara achieved when he created 100++ hercs to mob a cruiser. The beams + missiles flew through their intended targets.

That shouldn't happen any more. Collision pairs are supposedly dynamic now. You can't run out of them like you could before (well not without running out of memory).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 07, 2007, 07:49:11 pm
AFAIK, friendly beams don't hurt other friendly ships except for Alpha 1.

That's so bull. Why only hurt Alpha 1? The GTVA must have a plot out to kill Alpha 1. Yeah. That must be.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 07, 2007, 08:02:12 pm
I think they still kill friendly fighters... other than Alpha 1.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 07, 2007, 08:05:10 pm
AFAIK, friendly beams don't hurt other friendly ships except for Alpha 1.

That's so bull. Why only hurt Alpha 1? The GTVA must have a plot out to kill Alpha 1. Yeah. That must be.

Not sure, but I've seen a fighter get hit by three BFGreens and then come out alive. Then I tried it and I got fried to hell and got vapourized and was like aww f#@k this mission!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 08, 2007, 06:33:14 am
AFAIK, friendly beams don't hurt other friendly ships except for Alpha 1.

That's so bull. Why only hurt Alpha 1? The GTVA must have a plot out to kill Alpha 1. Yeah. That must be.

Not sure, but I've seen a fighter get hit by three BFGreens and then come out alive. Then I tried it and I got fried to hell and got vapourized and was like aww f#@k this mission!

I TOLD you it doesn't hurt other fighters. I watched my Vasudan wingmates flutter happily thru the BFReds on the Santhanas.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on July 08, 2007, 09:51:26 am
I've been hit with a huge green beam by the Colossus in High Noon and survived with little damage.  Was a much older build than the current SCP though.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 08, 2007, 06:18:04 pm
Idk, whenever i see a fighter get hit by an anti-cap beam, the fighter is either vaporized, almost dead, or barely got grazed and is doing skippy. I've flown through a beam before. It was on the last mission of fs2. I saw this shivan red beam in front of me and it was about to shut off. Me in my ares was thinking, hey i wonder what happens if i flew through before it's gonna shut off.

Oh  man, instantaneous critical systems blow to all systems on my fighter and 2% hull :lol: And that's what happens when you fly through a shivan beam right before it's about to shutoff :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blackhole on July 08, 2007, 08:44:07 pm
It sucks when your chasing a fighter, you see it explode in front of you only to have yourself explode a second later as you smash into the beam.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 09, 2007, 01:16:00 am
In transcend and fs2 i've seen plenty of fighters vaporize when going into a friendly or enemy beam.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jambo on July 11, 2007, 12:57:22 am
Needs moar picz!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 11, 2007, 01:11:06 am
Well, for ****s and giggles, i shat and giggled (felt liberated). And posted this picture. And whoever can guess which campaign it's from gets a surprise.
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/4122/untitled0gi1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 11, 2007, 03:28:01 am
Derelict!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on July 11, 2007, 03:30:28 am
Eh?  The Orff is in Derelict?  Isn't the Orff from FS1?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 11, 2007, 03:38:03 am
I'm just playing around.

Its from ST:R ?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 11, 2007, 03:38:56 am
You guessed correctly jr2.
Here's your surprise ;)
(http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/4729/shivansmb1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
YOu FOUND CARL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;7
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on July 11, 2007, 03:52:35 am
Heh heh... the hair Bunny's, and it is stuck to him with the remains of Bunny.  :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on July 11, 2007, 10:27:36 am
Took this one today.

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_raynor.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/raynor.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 11, 2007, 12:03:27 pm
Took this one today.

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_raynor.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/raynor.jpg)
  :yes2: :jaw:  :yes2: :jaw: :yes2: :jaw: :yes2: :jaw:


Thats...Amazing!

Put that in the Best Screenshot Ever (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,47977.0.html) thread!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on July 11, 2007, 12:08:07 pm
Took this one today.

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_raynor.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/raynor.jpg)

Where'd that background come from?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on July 11, 2007, 12:59:46 pm
It resembles a skybox from BtRL Demo, but I can't be sure...

It could use a bit of anti-aliasing, though. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on July 11, 2007, 06:20:08 pm
Whoops. I always forget to enable AA before taking these screenshots.

Yes it's a BtRL skybox.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 11, 2007, 06:42:48 pm
Whoops. I always forget to enable AA before taking these screenshots.

Yes it's a BtRL skybox.

Whats a skybox?

EDIT: I'm putting that in the Best Screenshots ever thread - It's frickin amazing!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on July 12, 2007, 03:10:49 am
Whats a skybox?

Take a model of a sphere. Stick a picture of a planet on the inside. Get FS2_Open to load it as the background. The entire mission now takes place inside the sphere.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 12, 2007, 08:39:59 am
Whats a skybox?

Take a model of a sphere. Stick a picture of a planet on the inside. Get FS2_Open to load it as the background. The entire mission now takes place inside the sphere.

It's not in the sphere... at least as far as I can (or can't) tell.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on July 12, 2007, 09:45:45 am
It's a sphere with a single flat face in it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 12, 2007, 12:11:56 pm
A skybox is generally defined as a 3-d object with textures of sky on the inside, and the camera or player pov, is placed on the inside to simulate an environment without actually rendering a complete environment. A sphere can be used for a skybox, and is generally used in space simulator games i think.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on July 13, 2007, 02:58:10 am
Took this one today.

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/tn_raynor.jpg) (http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/raynor.jpg)

Glad you like the background, but I'd appreciate it if you'd ask my (or BtRL's) permission to use our assets on other projects. No harm done, but please keep it in mind in future.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Col. Fishguts on July 13, 2007, 03:18:47 am
What are the 2 smallish ships below the Raynor ?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on July 13, 2007, 03:56:37 am
Glad you like the background, but I'd appreciate it if you'd ask my (or BtRL's) permission to use our assets on other projects. No harm done, but please keep it in mind in future.

Well, after seeing {303}Shiv use it in one of his screenshots I assumed the background was public domain. Now I know it's not, I'll keep it in mind in the future.

What are the 2 smallish ships below the Raynor ?

Stratcomm's Hyperion and Trashman's Asteroid Miner.

EDIT: {303}Shiv, not ShivanSPS
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on July 13, 2007, 03:57:51 am
Better solution: BtRL can put little copyright notices on their background images.  :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on July 13, 2007, 05:49:57 am
Well, after seeing {303}Shiv use it in one of his screenshots I assumed the background was public domain.

He asked. :)

It's not like we're likely to say no. It's just a matter of courtesy. It also shows us what was especially well liked so we know to do more of it. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on July 13, 2007, 06:19:33 am
Neat :)

Cheers for the heads up. The skybox was a placeholder for testing purposes but if I do include it in the campaign I'll be sure to ask :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 13, 2007, 08:26:06 am
Sexy sexy sexy, The Raynors looked never better !"!!!!!!!!!1

:jaw:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: arlecchino on July 30, 2007, 06:30:13 am
Hi, I'm kinda new to Freespace, my Friend's been telling me alot about it and it seems to be perpetually in the top 100 in the PC Powerplay annual top 100 games, my friend (I'm not sure if i should mention names) says to wait a bit before i get the game from him because something good is coming out soon... so in the meantime i thought i may try to learn as much as i could about FS2 or the open project or whatever it is from you guys, any recommendations for specific mods etc?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 30, 2007, 11:18:12 am
Welcome...

  I don't think you should wait. Go get SCP 3.6.9 now from the online installer.  Of course the next version I hear is soon to be released, but why wait when you can learn how the game works NOW.

The Install comes with a few mods that are sure to keep you busy for a while.

  Also The Babylon project is releasing an updated STAND ALONE install soon and of course you should get Battlestar Galactica: Beyond The Red Line (also STAND ALONE).

Babylon project has a forum here and BSG BTRL is at Game-Warden

 
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on July 30, 2007, 03:29:57 pm
Don't forget Wing Commander Saga

And Star Wars it just making leaps and bounds, perhaps they'll have a demo out before year's end.  (or better!.. well, you can always hope..)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on July 31, 2007, 01:52:36 am
I'm waiting for some TBP shots...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 31, 2007, 06:47:31 am
Post some SoL shots first.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on August 02, 2007, 12:56:02 am
You get neither. You get BtRL.

(http://i19.tinypic.com/62swq38.jpg)

(http://i14.tinypic.com/4pu20pg.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/6gdpp9u.jpg)

(http://i17.tinypic.com/54b1wea.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on August 02, 2007, 01:10:22 am
Pwnsome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on August 16, 2007, 02:29:31 pm
My screenshots on Maj... folder needs to be validated by moderators first, so it may take some time before you are able to see them (http://www.maj.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=152968&n=0)

I really like the new BtrL sun. Shame I don't have it. Right now I use the Lightspeed suns with the Wing Commander flares. And I have HDRish-lite, woo! those are by the way not seen on my screenshots, since I just implented them.

I recommend you all to go to Maj.com.. multi uploading (store them all in a zip) is free of charge there.

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on August 16, 2007, 02:32:13 pm
The planets are impressive! I love them! :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on August 16, 2007, 02:37:36 pm
Yeah, they are nice to, who does that anyway?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on August 16, 2007, 07:12:13 pm
Where can I get the Lightspeed stuff and where do I put the files?

EDIT: And Josh, if you don't like the FPS counter with tray tools, you can disable it in the game profiles section. I just thought that you may not know as it took me ages to find out.

EDIT2: And Kara, can I put some of those shots in the Best ever thread?

EDIT3: Where is the Milkyway skybox located? Do I have to extract it from a VP? Where can I get others?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on August 16, 2007, 07:23:49 pm
Hi, I'm kinda new to Freespace, my Friend's been telling me alot about it and it seems to be perpetually in the top 100 in the PC Powerplay annual top 100 games, my friend (I'm not sure if i should mention names) says to wait a bit before i get the game from him because something good is coming out soon... so in the meantime i thought i may try to learn as much as i could about FS2 or the open project or whatever it is from you guys, any recommendations for specific mods etc?
And once 3.6.10 comes out it is a simple process, using Turey's installer, to update your game.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on August 17, 2007, 06:26:47 am
:rolleyes: Turey's works fine on 3.6.9 in the meantime...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on August 17, 2007, 07:21:04 am
Hi, I'm kinda new to Freespace, my Friend's been telling me alot about it and it seems to be perpetually in the top 100 in the PC Powerplay annual top 100 games, my friend (I'm not sure if i should mention names) says to wait a bit before i get the game from him because something good is coming out soon... so in the meantime i thought i may try to learn as much as i could about FS2 or the open project or whatever it is from you guys, any recommendations for specific mods etc?
And once 3.6.10 comes out it is a simple process, using Turey's installer, to update your game.

Or just download the files yourself. they can be found on this site anyway...

And why does everyone recomend turey's installer? doeing everything manually is faster (or atleast, in my experience), and you are not dependant on the installer, wich happens to be down sometimes. (especially when a new release comes out and everyone uses the turey installer to upgrade, so it goes kaboom)

CCB666> I like the universal FPS Counter, I do not only play fs2, you know.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on August 17, 2007, 07:43:40 am
:rolleyes: Turey's works fine on 3.6.9 in the meantime...
I'm just saying that it is easy to update...
Hi, I'm kinda new to Freespace, my Friend's been telling me alot about it and it seems to be perpetually in the top 100 in the PC Powerplay annual top 100 games, my friend (I'm not sure if i should mention names) says to wait a bit before i get the game from him because something good is coming out soon... so in the meantime i thought i may try to learn as much as i could about FS2 or the open project or whatever it is from you guys, any recommendations for specific mods etc?
And once 3.6.10 comes out it is a simple process, using Turey's installer, to update your game.

Or just download the files yourself. they can be found on this site anyway...

And why does everyone recomend turey's installer? doeing everything manually is faster (or atleast, in my experience), and you are not dependant on the installer, wich happens to be down sometimes. (especially when a new release comes out and everyone uses the turey installer to upgrade, so it goes kaboom)

CCB666> I like the universal FPS Counter, I do not only play fs2, you know.
I do not always use the installer. I recommend it to newbs because it is the easiest method. Sure it may not be the fastest, although the difference is negligible, but it downloads everything in one shot.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on August 17, 2007, 08:40:17 am
And why does everyone recomend turey's installer? doeing everything manually is faster (or atleast, in my experience), and you are not dependant on the installer, wich happens to be down sometimes. (especially when a new release comes out and everyone uses the turey installer to upgrade, so it goes kaboom)

So, you're trying to tell me that you tracked down & downloaded all of the mods that Turey's installer has included, set them up, made / modified the mod.ini files to make them work, got all the patches for them, in less time than Turey's would take?  Pardon me if I'm skeptical.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on August 18, 2007, 12:28:29 pm
And why does everyone recomend turey's installer? doeing everything manually is faster (or atleast, in my experience), and you are not dependant on the installer, wich happens to be down sometimes. (especially when a new release comes out and everyone uses the turey installer to upgrade, so it goes kaboom)

So, you're trying to tell me that you tracked down & downloaded all of the mods that Turey's installer has included, set them up, made / modified the mod.ini files to make them work, got all the patches for them, in less time than Turey's would take?  Pardon me if I'm skeptical.

Ehrm, don't know. Didn't use a stopwatch.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on August 18, 2007, 06:17:59 pm
And why does everyone recomend turey's installer? doeing everything manually is faster (or atleast, in my experience), and you are not dependant on the installer, wich happens to be down sometimes. (especially when a new release comes out and everyone uses the turey installer to upgrade, so it goes kaboom)

Try looking at the help requests from before Turey made the installer.

The SCP is not easy to set up correctly. Even people who are fairly FS2 knowledgeable can miss a step or get something wrong. If you know what you're doing then you can set things up yourself but you shouldn't be surprised if you get something wrong and people tell you to use the installer, since you've just proved that you didn't know what you were doing after all. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on August 24, 2007, 05:08:22 am
And why does everyone recomend turey's installer? doeing everything manually is faster (or atleast, in my experience), and you are not dependant on the installer, wich happens to be down sometimes. (especially when a new release comes out and everyone uses the turey installer to upgrade, so it goes kaboom)

Try looking at the help requests from before Turey made the installer.

The SCP is not easy to set up correctly. Even people who are fairly FS2 knowledgeable can miss a step or get something wrong. If you know what you're doing then you can set things up yourself but you shouldn't be surprised if you get something wrong and people tell you to use the installer, since you've just proved that you didn't know what you were doing after all. :p

I already did that when setting up my freespace game with the 3.6.7. source and mediavp's without knowing about hard-light, and the 3.6.8 stuff...

My fs2 screens (http://www.maj.com/gallery/toa-joshua/FreeSpace)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on August 24, 2007, 07:38:56 am
Same here, and then I found out. You have to admit that Turey's is much easier.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on August 24, 2007, 05:01:31 pm
Doeing everything yourself is much more fun ;).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on August 26, 2007, 02:36:43 am
Only if you succeed with relative ease.  Imagine if you are a complete newb / n00b when it comes to computers: you either have no clue, or don't want to; you just want to FREAKING PLAY THE GAME, and you can't understand all of the arcane (to you) instructions, half of which are outdated.  Should such people be excluded from being able to play FS:SCP?  :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on August 26, 2007, 11:27:10 am
I knew (almost)nothing about computers(I primarily was a console player)but I did it all by myself. Without The FAQTM, however, it wouldn't have been possible.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on August 27, 2007, 02:03:54 pm
That requires that you find the FAQ, buried in its little corner in a sub-menu at the top of the screen.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on August 27, 2007, 07:17:16 pm
I never knew that the FAQ existed until about four months ago.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on August 27, 2007, 07:24:37 pm
It was the first site about FS2 I knew.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: GTF Hercules on August 27, 2007, 09:26:44 pm
Wow, a living FS forum!  :jaw:  I have seen so many Freespace\Freespace 2 websites die I did not know any existed any more.  It is so good to see one still around and kicking.   :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on August 28, 2007, 01:39:21 am
Four or five IIRC... check out the "External Sites..." link on top of this page.

And, if no one else has done so, allow me...

:welcomeblue:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: GTF Hercules on August 28, 2007, 07:25:43 am
Nope, you would be the first one to say welcome jr2.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on August 28, 2007, 11:27:10 am
:D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on September 02, 2007, 08:52:26 am
I actually did it using only HOTU and the FS2 Source Code Project site...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on September 02, 2007, 12:07:15 pm
The first time I found out about the SCP I torrented the .ISOs.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on September 02, 2007, 02:40:35 pm
The first time I found out about the SCP I torrented the .ISOs.

:nod:

Great minds think alike.  :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 02, 2007, 05:37:56 pm
Yes, it's a shot from the lab this time:

SoL
(http://i11.tinypic.com/4ouf1ut.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: akenbosch on September 02, 2007, 07:00:43 pm
nice!  :yes:

how soon till we get to play with it?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: wdarkk on September 16, 2007, 06:06:01 pm
The one and only.

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen32.jpg)

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen43.jpg)

(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen52.jpg)


(http://www.penguinbomb.com/stunaep/screen39.JPG)

I'm not sure if this was posted, but what campaign is this?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on September 17, 2007, 06:46:30 pm
It was the first site about FS2 I knew.
I kept seeing it in kara and (Mobius's?) signatures and it was like "CLICK ME CLICK ME ZOMG CLICK ME!!! I ignored it for a while and then just broke down. I am weak.

EDIT: That Fenris looks better than the current one. Although he does have 15 FPS in that shot.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on September 17, 2007, 07:06:03 pm
That's some pretty weird env mapping.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on September 21, 2007, 02:46:06 pm
Something for you:

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2575/screen0221zn8.jpg)
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1887/screen0259tg4.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on September 21, 2007, 03:24:01 pm
:yes:

The way the messages/directives/ship names are hidden is fantastic, too! :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: IPAndrews on September 21, 2007, 04:05:19 pm
I love that one of my screenshots is on page one of this thread :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on September 30, 2007, 08:01:04 pm
A new SoL model!

(http://i20.tinypic.com/ohs9j8.jpg)

(http://i24.tinypic.com/okol5e.jpg)

(http://i22.tinypic.com/1zlrlnt.jpg)

(http://i20.tinypic.com/5v6kp4.jpg)

Bridge model in the old city (new one is still wip).


(http://i9.tinypic.com/4ldlsb5.jpg)

(http://i15.tinypic.com/4xxjhts.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 01, 2007, 02:03:33 am
Check this out (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,49809.0/topicseen.html)... ;7
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 02, 2007, 11:29:02 am
Looks like it wasn't obvious enough... ;)

(http://i23.tinypic.com/73kqdj.jpg)

(http://i20.tinypic.com/dwunfq.jpg)

(http://i23.tinypic.com/aew5et.jpg)

(http://i22.tinypic.com/2zdn691.jpg)

(http://i23.tinypic.com/2liy540.jpg)

(http://i21.tinypic.com/2066s.jpg)

(http://i24.tinypic.com/12481ft.jpg)

(http://i23.tinypic.com/jp7zpz.jpg)

(http://i23.tinypic.com/35kmk5x.jpg)

(http://i24.tinypic.com/2vjq6f4.jpg)

(http://i20.tinypic.com/dmxl7b.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 02, 2007, 11:37:32 am
WOW!

:yes:

Fantastic! Keep it up! :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 02, 2007, 01:58:57 pm
Looks like it wasn't obvious enough... ;)

Normal Mapping at least supported ?!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 02, 2007, 02:51:15 pm
Yeah. :)

It's no secret that taylor has been working on it.

I've been working on a lot of normal maps for the MV pack, to cover at least a few ships.
Same goes for VasudanAdmiral. ;)

Edit2: Also credits to blackhole and Bobboau!

Edit:
(http://i21.tinypic.com/2z67dbt.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 02, 2007, 11:33:36 pm
Wait...I've been keeping it secret for months now when it's not really a secret?

:(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 03, 2007, 01:17:55 am
@DAB: Can you do any fancy stuff with that link I posted?  Or is it still too early in development?  ;)

BTW, your shots are enough to make me drool... :jaw:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blackhole on October 03, 2007, 01:20:11 am
Sooooooo, is anyone going to mention how i helped out on this? I mean, come on, that parallax mapping code is almost all mine, at least credit that to me! :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 03, 2007, 01:24:59 am
Bah.  You are a coder.  You live to serve us, the gamers!!!

Errrrr... nvm that.  Here's for you:

(http://images.devshed.com/fdh/smilies/honorhim.gif)

:D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blackhole on October 03, 2007, 01:28:35 am
I got recognition!

OMGWTFBBQ! :lol:

Seriously though, thanks :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 03, 2007, 01:32:27 am
Well it helps if I know about it.  *looks at DAB*  You could have mentioned it... but then again, perhaps he didn't know..  And, yeah, bows to you, too, taylor.  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blackhole on October 03, 2007, 01:51:38 am
*mutters something about personally PMing DaBrain to retrieve a normalmap and hieghtmap*

Uh, yeah, he didn't know. Nope. Had no idea. :nervous:

Then again he was probably waiting for taylor to say something, which usually takes weeks. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 03, 2007, 02:01:16 am
...cause he's so busy programming up ye olde SCP goodeness!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 03, 2007, 04:43:57 am
Wait...I've been keeping it secret for months now when it's not really a secret?

:(

Taylor said it was ok to post shots of it.


Sooooooo, is anyone going to mention how i helped out on this? I mean, come on, that parallax mapping code is almost all mine, at least credit that to me! :(

Whaa don't spoil everything yet.  :shaking:

Of course blackhole was also working on this, although I can't show any parallax mapping shots. Bobboau also was involved.

There will be a real announcement later. I just wanted to see how oviously visible the new changes are. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on October 03, 2007, 06:04:45 am
There will be a real announcement later. I just wanted to see how oviously visible the new changes are. ;)

To me, it WAS very obvious... At least the FS2-Shots...
Very good work! But maybe a bit TOO bumpmapped (too deep)?

Well... Now with Normal-Mapping... Maybe the ugly old Colossus will look at least a BIT better? ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 03, 2007, 06:35:25 am
I've also tried to promote the feature, so other mods use it...

So far it's mostly standard FS2 and SoL.
It's far easir for me to create normal maps for stuff I've the source files for...

(http://i20.tinypic.com/hs2jx5.jpg)

(http://i22.tinypic.com/29b0cx3.jpg)

(http://i21.tinypic.com/eth861.jpg)

(http://i24.tinypic.com/xp3g1u.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 03, 2007, 06:47:11 am
I've also tried to promote the feature, so other mods use it...

So far it's mostly standard FS2 and SoL.
It's far easir for me to create normal maps for stuff I've the source files for...
Heh, tell me about it. That said, my normal maps thus far have all been too strong and visually rather crappy because I had no idea what I was doing. Thus far only the loki has decent normal maps, but they're still too strong. I'll get it right eventually. :)

How do you do yours btw, since yours are looking much nicer? Also, I'm not up to speed with what's happening with Blackhole's parallax mapping. It uses a heightmap, but is that heightmap supposed to be included in the DXT5_NM texture, or is it still a separate file?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 03, 2007, 07:24:01 am
I think I wrote a tutorial like... two years ago...
Around the time when I wanted normal mapping for FS2 and tried to achive a similar effect with shine maps... (which of course didnt work, and looked horrible. :lol:  )

You'll get access to the SoL internal, where we've discussed that a bit already.
Generally I can say: Use Crazybump!
http://www.crazybump.com/

It gives you some nice options, which will help you to create a rather decent normal map, even if your bump/heigh-map isn't great.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 03, 2007, 10:00:07 am
@DAB: What other programs do you use?  To create normal maps, I mean.  What would a person familiar with producing regular models need to add normal maps to his stuff?  I want to give the SWC folks the info... ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 03, 2007, 10:02:17 am
Ok, well this is just not nice. Between that last post and this one, my graphics card died. No sooner do I get access to SoL Internal, all the normal mapping info there and a new normal map generation utility, then I can't try any of it out. :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 03, 2007, 10:05:50 am
Just curious, what make / model GFX card you got?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on October 03, 2007, 12:23:51 pm
Also, I'm not up to speed with what's happening with Blackhole's parallax mapping. It uses a heightmap, but is that heightmap supposed to be included in the DXT5_NM texture, or is it still a separate file?
You can't include a height map in a DXT5nm, so that's the quick answer there.  Keeping with the way that extra maps have always been done previously, you just save the map as *-height.??? (DXT1c is preferred at the moment) and use the -height cmdline option to enable it.  Mod makers will be able to customize the shaders to allow DXT5+height in a single map though, if they wanted to do such a thing.  The default shader set will maintain the old fashioned way of doing maps until the material code shows up though.

And the current test build is here (http://icculus.org/~taylor/fso/willrobinson/Xt1002-win32.rar), since I haven't sent you updates in a while (since I'm really only concerned with getting the ATI related bugs worked out now).



And really, most of the assistance for all of this goes to DaBrain and Vasudan Admiral.  This new code has been in heavy development for around 8 months now, and it's mostly because of those two that it's in the state that it is now.  Bobboau's expertise helped me work out the last major problem, and bonus points go to wolf and blackhole, as well as the handful of testers that put up the multitude of builds/bugs that I have been pumping out.  Over 30 builds were produced during testing of this new stuff, with more than 50 different shader variations being produced.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blackhole on October 03, 2007, 03:12:27 pm
I GET BONUS POINTS! :D

Thanks to taylor for letting me screw around with the shader code and implement that cool stuff. I love shaders.  :lol:

On a side note, that Arwing looks positively divine. :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on October 03, 2007, 03:33:58 pm
And here is an example of standard mapping, normal mapping, and parallax mapping (normal and height maps):
(http://icculus.org/~taylor/fso/pics/ulysses.jpg)

The "standard mapping" is the new render pipeline though, so it's got better lighting and blending support that the game has had previously.  It's also got per-pixel lighting now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 03, 2007, 05:25:27 pm
Cool... but I suppose you would need to make a short video clip to show just what the normal/height maps actually do to the model... Still shots give some idea but being from one static perspective, I'm guessing it doesn't really do justice to the effect.

Even a low-res clip with perspective changes would probably show a lot more of the effect.


...Or we can wait until it gets into public build and mediaVP's. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 03, 2007, 07:57:39 pm
Just curious, what make / model GFX card you got?
XFX GF 7900GT, xXx
It's been getting hotter and hotter recently, and a PCI slot VGA cooler didn't help. It was hitting 70°C in games and idling at 60. It locked up for a second and died permanently last night, with a final temp of 58.

You can't include a height map in a DXT5nm, so that's the quick answer there.  Keeping with the way that extra maps have always been done previously, you just save the map as *-height.??? (DXT1c is preferred at the moment) and use the -height cmdline option to enable it.
Ah, ok. I was thinking that since it's just a greyscale map it would be best to just put it in an unused channel of an existing map instead of having three channels in an extra map to do the same thing, but having it as a separate file does make it a bit easier to manage for modders. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on October 03, 2007, 08:45:55 pm
You can't include a height map in a DXT5nm, so that's the quick answer there.  Keeping with the way that extra maps have always been done previously, you just save the map as *-height.??? (DXT1c is preferred at the moment) and use the -height cmdline option to enable it.
Ah, ok. I was thinking that since it's just a greyscale map it would be best to just put it in an unused channel of an existing map instead of having three channels in an extra map to do the same thing, but having it as a separate file does make it a bit easier to manage for modders. :)
Well, technically you can do in an extra channel, but you would hate yourself for trying such a thing.  The highest precision channel in a DXT compressed map is the alpha channel, but with DXT5nm, we make use of that channel already.  All that's left is the red and blue channels, each with only 5 bits of precision (alpha has 8, green has 6).  So the quality of your height map would seriously suck if you tried to get it in that same file.

Normally, I think, people use regular DXT5 for normal maps, with the normal data in RGB, and the height map in the alpha channel.  That gives you everything in one file, but the compression artifacts really hurt the normal map.  We, on the other hand, went with the quality route over reducing the map count.  But as I've mentioned before, it only takes a quick change to the shaders to go the other way, and mod makers are free to do that if they wish. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 03, 2007, 08:56:39 pm
Heh, I doubt any mod would do that, since I'd imagine would require them to switch all the existing normal maps that will come out with the next Media VPs over as well?

But yeah, I'm happy with it being separate if you don't think it'd be much of a performance issue. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on October 03, 2007, 09:11:11 pm
Heh, I doubt any mod would do that, since I'd imagine would require them to switch all the existing normal maps that will come out with the next Media VPs over as well?
Yeah, but with something like WCSaga, BtRL, SoL, TBP, they don't use MediaVP resources for models anyway.  They are going to be creating custom content in the first place, so they can do it any way that they like and then adjust the shaders to compensate.  I mean, if you made the normal maps also contain height map data, then ALL normal maps would have to contain height map data.  The way that it is now, by default, you get to add things as you like, without being forced to do both map types.  The big mods don't really have that issue though, and they may want to change things up so that they have less files to deal with.  It's mod choice though, but I of the thought that most everyone will just leave it as it is now, since it's probably easier on the artists.

Quote
But yeah, I'm happy with it being separate if you don't think it'd be much of a performance issue. :)
Nah, the performance impact is negligible at best, at least for rendering.  The memory usage impact is certainly there in full force, but I anticipate that most models are just going to go with normal maps and not height maps anyway.  The addition of height maps is great for many things, but most of the content people are going to deal with is just small stuff, and 99.9% of the time you aren't really going to get anything out of the height map visually.  For things like landscapes, or really large objects, height maps will have a massive boost to visual quality/effect.  But using them for fighters and other small objects like that is really just a waste of memory.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on October 03, 2007, 11:25:21 pm
For things like landscapes, or really large objects, height maps will have a massive boost to visual quality/effect.  But using them for fighters and other small objects like that is really just a waste of memory.

So... Ugly, old Colossus would at least look a bit better? :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 04, 2007, 03:51:32 pm
What should I need to put normal mapping into existing models ? CrazyBump only ? And what about the naming file and the output format ? (dds, jpg, tga ).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 04, 2007, 03:59:16 pm
@DAB: What other programs do you use?  To create normal maps, I mean.  What would a person familiar with producing regular models need to add normal maps to his stuff?  I want to give the SWC folks the info... ;)

I'm going the 2d way, so you'd need Photoshop, Gimp, Paint.net or what ever else you'd like.
You'll have to create a bumpmap, which is just a greyscale map where the high parts are brighter and the lower parts are darker.

You should take a look at this:
http://www.bencloward.com/tutorials_normal_maps4.shtml

But keep in mind that FS2 is using DXT5_NM maps.

In a few rare cases you can even use the diffuse map as bump map. (slightly changed contrast though)
(http://i21.tinypic.com/29ld21e.jpg)

Crazybump preview:
(http://i21.tinypic.com/vp83di.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 04, 2007, 04:15:42 pm
Once we have the normal map, what should I do with it ? ^^ I mean where to save it and how to name it ? Should I name name it the same ways as the shinemaps ? like my_texture_model-shine.dds but instead og shine, I put normal ? Does it work with jpg output format ? 
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 04, 2007, 04:29:02 pm
It's yourfile-normal.dds. It has to be DDS cause it needs to be DXT5_NM.

Edit: Time for a thread split...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 04, 2007, 04:55:35 pm
You can also use NVidia's Photoshop plugin to create normal maps from bump maps as well.
Or nvDXT batch converter?

At least it does have a -norm commandline option, I suppose that's what you're looking for.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 05, 2007, 02:48:48 pm
Normal Maps vs No Normal Maps (Thanks to DaBrain for the explanation)
Just click to see bigger.

(http://pix.nofrag.com/4/0/0/42a41844d0063eee828c4d78892aftt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/4/0/0/42a41844d0063eee828c4d78892af.html)
(http://pix.nofrag.com/0/3/1/72689ca88d157822319ef4724e5d7tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/0/3/1/72689ca88d157822319ef4724e5d7.html)

(http://pix.nofrag.com/b/e/d/a2983d83894731c1b6b4dd79dc928tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/b/e/d/a2983d83894731c1b6b4dd79dc928.html)
(http://pix.nofrag.com/8/e/c/8a612f5121001bb22dbbd237f77cett.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/8/e/c/8a612f5121001bb22dbbd237f77ce.html)

(http://pix.nofrag.com/f/5/c/2352d16184edb7718a0af17cc849ett.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/f/5/c/2352d16184edb7718a0af17cc849e.html)
(http://pix.nofrag.com/f/a/8/4465efb7ea4b6ad63c456140f0790tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/f/a/8/4465efb7ea4b6ad63c456140f0790.html)

(http://pix.nofrag.com/1/e/5/caae7a41ded2565944ced3505410ftt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/1/e/5/caae7a41ded2565944ced3505410f.html)
(http://pix.nofrag.com/1/a/c/630780cac6dd5f7f2dc9f764e454att.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/1/a/c/630780cac6dd5f7f2dc9f764e454a.html)

(http://pix.nofrag.com/d/c/b/ea345bba08499ebcc72fa6a5fb457tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/d/c/b/ea345bba08499ebcc72fa6a5fb457.html)
(http://pix.nofrag.com/7/e/1/5f65b5768f440c28cbce1156920bbtt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/7/e/1/5f65b5768f440c28cbce1156920bb.html)

(http://pix.nofrag.com/6/e/0/fea69d73d43567a350ee6a9ef4590tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/6/e/0/fea69d73d43567a350ee6a9ef4590.html)
(http://pix.nofrag.com/3/a/6/384aee2e607396c4d64e3cda6d361tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/3/a/6/384aee2e607396c4d64e3cda6d361.html)

(http://pix.nofrag.com/a/7/9/a2a8beabab95fe3d54614c9e2a4f4tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/a/7/9/a2a8beabab95fe3d54614c9e2a4f4.html)
(http://pix.nofrag.com/4/b/5/cb9fbddcbc5bb998d41b8612d9f39tt.jpg) (http://pix.nofrag.com/4/b/5/cb9fbddcbc5bb998d41b8612d9f39.html)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 05, 2007, 04:10:44 pm
Those are all very nice.... but.... they seem to have too many "random" bumps, and they look too.... "slimy"??  IDK... do you see what I mean?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on October 05, 2007, 04:28:10 pm
Yup, I see what you mean, but I didn't have full control on the Normal Map since I only used CrazyBump and it doesn't give me a good overview. And I dunno how to make a good one without to have an ugly one. When you zoom in the ship, the normal map looks pretty crap.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 06, 2007, 12:41:07 am
Ask DaBrain how he does it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on October 06, 2007, 02:51:19 am
Awesome maps! :D :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 06, 2007, 05:17:23 am
DaBrain: Me wants more! ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on October 06, 2007, 06:47:10 am
Okay... I have a few questions now:
1. Are there already normal maps available for download?
2. Is normal mapping already in CVS? And if yes: In HEAD or somewhere else?
3. If normal mapping is NOT in CVS and there are NO normal maps available for download: How long would I have to wait till I can try it out? ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on October 06, 2007, 10:55:50 am
Okay... I have a few questions now:
1. Are there already normal maps available for download?
Not yet.  DaBrain is the only one with an ETA for that.

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2. Is normal mapping already in CVS? And if yes: In HEAD or somewhere else?
Nope, it's only in the Xt builds so far.  The plan is to commit to the stable branch at some point this weekend, but HEAD still isn't going to get it until next month probably.

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3. If normal mapping is NOT in CVS and there are NO normal maps available for download: How long would I have to wait till I can try it out? ;)
A public, stable test build will be released tomorrow, along with a small normal map pack.  Then everyone can test it out and any last bugs can be fixed.

This new stuff does require GLSL support, which means that you will need a good enough video card and new enough drivers.  We don't yet have any sort of minimum requirements on the hardware side, but quite a few different cards were tested, so I think that it will all work fine for most people.  But I do anticipate that things aren't going to work very well for a not-small minority.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on October 06, 2007, 02:59:34 pm
Here is another example, one of my favorites...

The first shot is of the regular old rendering, that we are all used to by now.
The second shot is of the new shader style rendering, with the new lighting model.
The third shot is with normal maps enabled.


(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/mtrs31602/hatshepsut.jpg)
 (http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/mtrs31602/hatshepsut.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on October 06, 2007, 03:04:26 pm
Oh oh, do the Orion next!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mr_Maniac on October 06, 2007, 03:37:04 pm
A public, stable test build will be released tomorrow, along with a small normal map pack.  Then everyone can test it out and any last bugs can be fixed.

Will a linux bin (or source) also be released? That would be great!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 06, 2007, 03:40:31 pm
I love comparison shots. Can we see some more? :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 06, 2007, 04:05:55 pm
The third shot is with normal maps enabled.


(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/mtrs31602/hatshepsut.jpg)
 (http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/mtrs31602/hatshepsut.jpg)

The third Hatshepsut is fantastic! The new maps are incredible! I want more screenies! ;7

By the way, do you have an High Poly Colossus?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 06, 2007, 04:11:07 pm
We all want more comparison shots (well, actually, any new shots showing off these new features would be cool). ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on October 06, 2007, 04:20:02 pm
Will a linux bin (or source) also be released? That would be great!
Source, yes.  Bin, maybe.  Just depends on how much time I've got (which isn't a lot).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 06, 2007, 04:25:47 pm
I love comparison shots. Can we see some more? :)

I love them too. ;)

Tried to get as close to retail as possible with an older SCP build and everything turned off. And then with the most recent build and everything turned on.

(http://i24.tinypic.com/auwdbp.jpg)

(http://i20.tinypic.com/5nrsjk.jpg)


About the normal maps: I'd like to release them with the MediaVPs, which are almost complete (actually I didn't fix some things and started making normal maps... ;) ) I could also rename them and release a normal map pack now though, if taylor wants me to, to get this build tested.

ETA... Depends on how much time I have next week... hopefully on sunday or the following monday. I'll ask a few people for help and advice with a few problems.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 06, 2007, 04:45:32 pm
Damn. :eek2:

Hot ****!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 06, 2007, 06:37:44 pm
So by maps you mean textures?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 06, 2007, 09:54:46 pm
Tried to get as close to retail as possible with an older SCP build and everything turned off. And then with the most recent build and everything turned on.

Why not just run Retail?  It's included with Turey's...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 07, 2007, 10:01:38 pm
Some shots from the first mission of the FS2 campaign... I always seem to go there when I'm trying new stuff.

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/escorting_convoy_first_mission.jpg)

The Noob, Alpha One, in first combat sortie.

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/psamtik_jumping_in.jpg)

The cavalry arrives... just as you already got rid of the bad guys.

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/sleek_and_silent.jpg)
(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/hatshepsut.jpg)
(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/hatshepsut_front.jpg)

A few angles... the shallow angles really make the normal maps stand out.

(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/chargin_mah_lazor.jpg)
Imma chargin mah lazor...
(http://users.tkk.fi/~lmiettun/Kuvat/FS2_Open/screenshots/firin_mah_lazor.jpg)
Shoop da whoop!

...ehm. ;7

 :nod: :yes:

The normal/height map stuff is really gonna be an important and beloved feature. And that might be the understatement of the decade... but oh well. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 08, 2007, 09:19:34 am
Do you have the AdVPs? Is that Axem's warp?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 08, 2007, 09:49:00 am
Well here are my mod cmdline options...

Code: [Select]
-mod FS2_Lightspeed,STARFIELD_REPLACEMENT,normalmaps,mediavp368zeta,DDS_beamglows,replace_retail_stars,a_subspace

- FS2_Lightspeed = enables Lightspeed's nebulae for FS2 campaign
- STARFIELD_REPLACEMENT = my own personal starfield skybox texture, which complements the nebulae rather nicely
- normalmaps = the new normal map pack
- mediavp368zeta = self-explanatory, includes AdvEffects.
- DDS_beamglows = self-explanatory
- replace_retail_stars = replaces retail stars with cooler images
- a_subspace = Axem's subspace vortices


The only problem with the starfield I made is with current sun glare, which increases the brightness of the whole screen, which means that all the dim stars are enhanced which can look a bit ridiculous. But in normal conditions it looks marvellous on my PC. Then again, my monitor is calibrated correctly, the default colour calibration would show way way too many of the stars, so I'm not certain how the background looks on your end...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on October 08, 2007, 02:23:41 pm
Coolness :yes:
Also, gotta love the enhanced techroom ship lab :pimp:
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1631.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 08, 2007, 02:40:15 pm

Also, gotta love the enhanced techroom :pimp:
Which would be found for consumption use where?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on October 08, 2007, 02:47:34 pm
Just around the corner: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,49939.0.html
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CougEr on October 09, 2007, 09:04:36 am
Hello all.
 CougEr here from the HAF Elite Squad. FS2 squadwars. 
Been away from it all , was main responsible for the final release of FS2 source code, then left the community.
Would love to play again but have one disk of the 3 disk installs missing  can anyone help? and what;'s been happening to on line playing?
Thanks for the time. I can be reached at [email protected]
 Cheers  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: -Joshua- on October 09, 2007, 11:57:30 am
The... the... the...

Goes critical

Well, Cougar, you might want to look at Turey's online installer (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,42854.0.html). or one of the many other links this thread (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,38195.0.html)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on October 09, 2007, 12:14:06 pm
Hi Coug, you can register an online pilot here: http://fs2netd.game-warden.com/?area=activegames
And here's more info about online playing: http://www.game-warden.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=42
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 09, 2007, 12:56:22 pm
was main responsible for the final release of FS2 source code
  :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 09, 2007, 05:06:59 pm
Ya, cougar, and check out the FS2 Net Games Viewer (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,49793.0.html)... sits in you system tray.  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on October 14, 2007, 06:35:38 pm
More SoL. (Don't worry, I did some MediaVP stuff too. ;) )

(http://i21.tinypic.com/2zjmj4w.jpg)

(http://i23.tinypic.com/25sa0ll.jpg)

(http://i24.tinypic.com/zk22iq.jpg)

(http://i23.tinypic.com/2uot9c4.jpg)

(http://i24.tinypic.com/21jd9mq.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 15, 2007, 08:15:11 am
SoL is always beautiful. :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Gloc on October 16, 2007, 04:52:14 pm
So I haven't played FSO for some months now, and those normal map shots nearly made me soil myself. Good stuff. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on October 24, 2007, 03:10:21 pm
A few Taurvi shots, because it is such a beauty of a ship ;)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/taurvi1.jpg)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/taurvi2.jpg)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/taurvi3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: lenard27 on October 24, 2007, 03:22:52 pm
Those Taurvi shots are awfully purdy...nice job!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 24, 2007, 04:56:55 pm
Normal maps are just textures, right? Not glowmaps or anything?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 24, 2007, 06:37:47 pm
Shivan ships already have glow maps, and around here you can get shivan ships with animated glow maps. So yeah normal maps are just special textures.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 24, 2007, 07:15:09 pm
I though that all of the ships had glowmaps. The Shivan ones have animated glowmaps, though.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on October 24, 2007, 07:19:53 pm
How does one get the new versions of all these ships into their FS2 setup, and, will these be incorporated into the next set of mediavps?

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 24, 2007, 07:22:32 pm
These aren't new ships, just new textures. Look for the normal maps topic, I haven't been able to find it.

EDIT: And when you do get the maps, put them in "FreeSpace2\mediavps\data\maps".
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on October 24, 2007, 07:49:54 pm
These aren't new ships, just new textures. Look for the normal maps topic, I haven't been able to find it.

EDIT: And when you do get the maps, put them in "FreeSpace2\mediavps\data\maps".

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,49939.0.html (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,49939.0.html)

Just downloaded the new build and the normal maps pack -- placed it not in data\maps, but right in mediavps.  Running with -normal and -height options -- it's working and it looks amazing.

FSO/SCP is like one huge gift that keeps on giving.  KUDOS to everyone who made this possible, I've never seen the game looking so amazing.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Sandwich on October 25, 2007, 02:25:09 am
It's a damn shame that all you SCP coders (and related people) don't live in the same area, so you can't form your own game company (and get bought out by EA 3 years down the road, but whatever). :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on October 25, 2007, 08:06:14 am
It's a damn shame that all you SCP coders (and related people) don't live in the same area, so you can't form your own game company (and get bought out by EA 3 years down the road, but whatever). :p

Getting bought out by EA 3 years down the road is probably part of the idea for most people who start game companies.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on October 25, 2007, 08:38:48 am
http://pix.nofrag.com/3/a/6/384aee2e607396c4d64e3cda6d361tt.jpg

were the heck did you get a freakin dreadnaught? thats my all time favorite SW ship!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: wolfen on October 27, 2007, 04:33:39 pm
Sweet links, I think I clicked that little red button for an hour. I finally gave up, but I don't know who was more bored, me or the red button :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 27, 2007, 07:42:24 pm
Erm... wha..?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 28, 2007, 12:29:21 pm
http://www.addictingclips.com/Content.aspx?key=97DBA08806171653&refCode=&brand=ag
The second link in Titan's sig.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 28, 2007, 01:31:00 pm
Lolz  :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on October 28, 2007, 03:53:34 pm
theres a reason i put these things on.  :nod:

too bad school banned that particular clip for no apparent reason- i cant even show my friends how to find it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 28, 2007, 04:01:06 pm
There's also a reason why I keep telling you to use the url tags on that signature. It looks awful like that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 28, 2007, 04:03:17 pm
[url=http://www.addictingclips.com/Content.aspx?key=97DBA08806171653&refCode=&brand=ag]Go on, push the button![/url]

Try it like that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BengalTiger on October 28, 2007, 05:51:29 pm
the red button rules.
Do not press: . (http://www.addictingclips.com/Content.aspx?key=97DBA08806171653&refCode=&brand=ag)  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 29, 2007, 01:37:38 am
theres a reason i put these things on.  :nod:

too bad school banned that particular clip for no apparent reason- i cant even show my friends how to find it.

Mmkay... either use this: (direct link)
http://www.nuip.net/surf.php?q=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hZGRpY3RpbmdjbGlwcy5jb20vQ29udGVudC5hc3B4P2tleT05N0RCQTA4ODA2MTcxNjUzJnJlZkNvZGU9JmJyYW5kPWFn&hl=0

or give them this and the address to your button:

http://www.nuip.net/

@Snail:  You should share teh goodness!  :mad:  :p  :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on October 29, 2007, 04:03:37 am
Less spam. More screenshots!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on October 29, 2007, 08:37:25 am
(http://i23.tinypic.com/r7ipnb.png)
(http://i23.tinypic.com/2unwr47.png)
(http://i21.tinypic.com/nwdh4x.png)
(http://i22.tinypic.com/e8vgp0.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on October 29, 2007, 12:55:57 pm
Less spam. More screenshots!

Agree!  Here's some from the 10-28 build, w/ normal/height on, running Blue Planet:

(http://i22.tinypic.com/rur3o9.png)
--------------------------------------------------------
(http://i22.tinypic.com/msmxl2.png)
--------------------------------------------------------
(http://i21.tinypic.com/npngar.png)
--------------------------------------------------------
(http://i20.tinypic.com/27xjoz5.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on October 29, 2007, 01:24:56 pm
what mod is that from? THOSE SHIPS ARE PIMPIN AWESOME!!!!! :bow:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 29, 2007, 01:33:50 pm
Wha? fsphiladelphia's shots?

Here's some from the 10-28 build, w/ normal/height on, running Blue Planet:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: wolfen on October 29, 2007, 03:44:39 pm
those shots are now wallpaper on my rig.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on October 29, 2007, 05:42:40 pm
Yeah, credit Darius and whomever else was involved with the modeling for Blue Planet -- the cap ships look sweet.  Now I just have to play it again (corrupted pilot) to get back to the "Forced Entry" mission so I can make another attempt to get past that one.

But it's a great mod.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 29, 2007, 07:39:17 pm
Orion Mk. II? The un-HTL version was ugly, but that one is sweet.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 03, 2007, 03:25:05 pm
The Titan, Bellerophon, Chimera, Hyperion and Raynor are all StratComm's. The Anemoi Logistics Ship is TrashMan's. The Sleeper Ship is Hamano's. The Sanctuary fighters are Vasudan Admirals. The Karuna is SteveO's. The Aurora and Kulas are Aldo's. All the Vishnan ships (except the SuperJug) are from INFR1. The Vishnan Superjug is from Machina Terra. Now gimme more eyecandy.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 04, 2007, 10:28:24 am
i love sharing a name with a juggernaut.  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 04, 2007, 12:10:25 pm
It's a real pity no one's going to call their juggernaut "Snail..."

:sigh:

Anyway, retail screenshots in protest of no one posting!

(http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/2093/retailscreen1tb1.png)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1986/retailscreen2hi3.png)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3155/retailscreen3sa7.png)

How nostalgic... I remember when playing that thing was my entire life... Wait... It still is...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 04:47:43 pm
Augggghhh!! It burns! Anyway, that's Renegade Resurgence, right?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 04, 2007, 06:32:02 pm
How low exactly were those background detail settings? I don't recall FS2 ever having that crappy backgrounds... but I might be wrong, spoiled by FS2_Open... :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on November 04, 2007, 06:35:14 pm
I know the engine glows on fs2 retail were that crappy. But yeah, never seen the planets that bad (same thing with the crappy background nebulas).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 07:32:20 pm
he probably set all settings to low.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Marcus Vesper on November 05, 2007, 11:53:38 am
Actually I just fired up retail FS2 the other day to get a feel for the differences, and the nebula effects really do look that bad.  On high.  It was quite an eye opener.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 05, 2007, 02:10:38 pm
Augggghhh!! It burns! Anyway, that's Renegade Resurgence, right?

Hey, if you didn't like FS2 (retail or modern) you shouldn't be here. :P

The first shot is from shipyard-completed.fs2 (the demo mission from the FRED walkthrough). The other shots were from one of my (now defunct) campaigns.

How low exactly were those background detail settings? I don't recall FS2 ever having that crappy backgrounds... but I might be wrong, spoiled by FS2_Open... :nervous:

Yes, they were set low to bug you guys. :P

They weren't insanely low, however, the detail settings are set to "High," which IMO is more like Medium (and Very Low is more like an imitation of Wolf3d in space)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 06, 2007, 01:35:24 pm
what?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 06, 2007, 04:24:21 pm
Wolfenstein 3D. It's an old PC game, one of the first 3D ones, and as such has crappy graphics by today's standards.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: schoeggu on November 14, 2007, 03:18:18 pm
i love freespace and i love compiz :D

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6600/freewin8bn0.th.jpg) (http://img219.imageshack.us/my.php?image=freewin8bn0.jpg)
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5368/screenshot2au0.th.png) (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot2au0.png)
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5575/freewin6wu7.th.jpg) (http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=freewin6wu7.jpg)
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1940/screenshot1zc3.th.png) (http://img230.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot1zc3.png)

the cool thing is, that in expo mode, scale mode, and switchers, you are still able to use the joystick

[edit]
oh and don't forget your raincoat, it may be raining out there..
(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/4004/freewin12og4.th.jpg) (http://img108.imageshack.us/my.php?image=freewin12og4.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 14, 2007, 04:57:47 pm
Quel est la derniere chose?

(What is the last thing?)

EDITED FOR GRAMMAR AWESOME!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 14, 2007, 05:01:11 pm
Raindrop effects... some think it's pretty, I think it's useless.

Don't you get horrible slowdowns with compiz+FS2_Open running at the same time? I always need to disable the 3D-accelerated window manager from Beryl settings before doing any 3D-accelerated stuff... :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: schoeggu on November 15, 2007, 02:10:30 am
no, it runs perfect (only with one fs2_open at the time). afaik you'll need direct rendering (glxinfo | grep direct..

and yes the water plugin is very useless (but aren't most compiz plugins just useless?  :p ) but it's great to show off..
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 15, 2007, 06:08:51 pm
Some more shots. ;)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/8cybf7y7/fsa.jpg)
(http://i1.tinypic.com/7ychk4y.jpg)
(http://i9.tinypic.com/6toib76.jpg)
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/4mkqv83/fsd.jpg)
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/oyrslrt9/fse.jpg)
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/429w373/fsf.jpg)
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/ji483o2u/fsg.jpg)
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/1r7j671k/fsh.jpg)
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/iqvc6yiw/fsi.jpg)

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on November 15, 2007, 06:15:25 pm
DaBrain you win the internet with you Uber shots.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Marcus Vesper on November 15, 2007, 06:34:04 pm
Granted, this computer lab I'm posting from is horribly painfully bright (curse fluorescent lighting, curse it I say!), but even so, it's almost impossible to tell what's going on in that last picture.  All I see are random colored lights in a sea of black.  Also, what's up with the lighting on the Artemis turning it red in all those screens?

I know you like to set things very dark, but since I presume these were to show off the new normal maps on the Artemis and Herc II, brightening things up a tad bit would make it more obvious they've been upgraded.  I wouldn't have noticed the normal maps on the Artemis at all had I not seen the pictures in the Big Normal Maps thread a minute or two ago.

Conclusion: I love the maps and can't wait until the public release, but your screenshots are just too dark.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 15, 2007, 06:54:48 pm
The Artemis is red likely because the sun in that mission is red.

And the last shot is an Artemis attacking what I think is an Orion, with a Herc II about to run right into it. :p

@DaBrain: The shot from below the Artemis just after it launched missiles is incredible. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 15, 2007, 07:01:55 pm
:eek2: Captain, I'm detecting ridiculous amounts of win in this sector.

-Very well. Change course to intercept, and prepare the docking bay to receive all of it, we don't want to miss any.


...I'll say, the jump from MediaVP 3.6.8zeta to 3.6.10 will be quite a leap. My vocabulary is failing me.

How do you make the skybox starfield so clear and crispy, yet it appears non-tiled as well as non-stretched? It looks like night sky instead of the current default starfield which makes stars look like big blobs instead of points (no offense to it's makers, it's cool but this is better).

Quote
(http://i9.tinypic.com/6toib76.jpg)

What are those lines there? :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 15, 2007, 07:12:07 pm
If I switch too  often between the (fullscreen) FS2 and the desktop, some maps in the memory get screwed up.


Edit: This one came out quite nice too. Kinda reminds me of an X3 screenshot I took a while ago.

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/r55ei0x9/Unbenannt7.jpg)

BTW, I've added a really cool visual 'feature' to the media VPs. Ah well... you'll see soon. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 16, 2007, 08:56:22 am
Man... I'm in a screenshot mood....

(http://i16.tinypic.com/6lcz4vc.jpg)

(http://i1.tinypic.com/8dz6dkj.jpg)

(http://i7.tinypic.com/6xq2bl2.jpg)

(http://i17.tinypic.com/73nd5ja.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 16, 2007, 11:21:36 am
*blinks*

Is that FreeSpace?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on November 16, 2007, 11:30:48 am
Is that FreeSpace?
Nope.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 16, 2007, 11:40:10 am
*squints*

Is that FreeSpace Open?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: taylor on November 16, 2007, 11:47:13 am
Is that FreeSpace Open?
Yep. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 16, 2007, 02:24:07 pm
DaBrain, what are you system specs/FS_Open graphics settings?

It's amazing what the normal maps do. The Myrmidon looks so much better.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on November 16, 2007, 03:01:45 pm
ETA is...?

I love these screenshots(and wonder if my computer can run the new Media VPs)! :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 16, 2007, 03:44:29 pm
ETA... pretty hard to say... But I think the next test version will be a public one. Also... I'm tempted up pack everything together right now and just upload the whole thing, but there is a 'broken' effect I really should fix before I do that. And now a few missions crash... :(

All POF related problems take me very long, cause that's not what I usually do.
Like Amazon issue I'm working on right now. The center is out of place.

I can can fix that easy enough, but all gunpoints, subsystems, whatever will be out of place too. I can't import them and I don't know how to set them up again... duh. I think I won't fix some of the pof related problems and leave that to someone who knows what he's doing.


@colecampbell666
My system is a Core 2 Duo 6600 with 4GB ram and a Radeon X1650 Pro (256MB).
I get pretty stable 60 fps with the current build/shaders.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on November 16, 2007, 04:05:26 pm
Well the most interesting things are the textures. The models we already have work fine :)

Ok, no more pressure. Just release them when they're ready, but don't forget to post screenshots! :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 16, 2007, 04:22:43 pm
Damn, I forgot the screenshots! ;)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/q75325f8/Unbenannt1.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/6lni1uff/Unbenannt2.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/ldnri4zz/Unbenannt3.jpg)

Oh, well... almost forgot the asteroids... Still so much to do...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 16, 2007, 07:19:51 pm
(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/q75325f8/Unbenannt1.jpg)
What weapon is that?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 16, 2007, 07:53:04 pm
What weapon is that?

That's the Kayser. ;)


Time for asteroids! Now even with lods! :D

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/zgfiracr/sm3.0_shots2.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/z4ydbovr/sm3.0_shots3.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/0l214q41/sm3.0_shots4.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/r9a7bt0b/sm3.0_shots5.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/hcs8fgal/sm3.0_shots6.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/v0aj3w6x/sm3.0_shots7.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on November 16, 2007, 07:54:34 pm
Freaking nice!!! :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 16, 2007, 08:07:49 pm
 :jaw: Mind using lvlshot? Not everyone has a widescreen.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 16, 2007, 08:50:06 pm
Cool...

But I have to say the asteroids in overall don't look so good to me. The amount of increased detail from normal maps is awesome, but is there a way to make the asteroids non-shiny but still have normal[+possible height] maps? The shiny bits are kinda weird considering those rocks are mostly chunks of iron, dense rock or porous rock... of which none have shiny surfaces. Not to mention the most likely dust coverage on them stones, which reflects light in a very matte fashion. :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 16, 2007, 08:53:31 pm
Cool...

But I have to say the asteroids in overall don't look so good to me. The amount of increased detail from normal maps is awesome, but is there a way to make the asteroids non-shiny but still have normal[+possible height] maps? The shiny bits are kinda weird considering those rocks are mostly chunks of iron, dense rock or porous rock... of which none have shiny surfaces. Not to mention the most likely dust coverage on them stones, which reflects light in a very matte fashion. :nervous:
QFT.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 17, 2007, 06:08:36 am
@Herra Tohtori

You probably mean something like this. I've toned down the spec map and the re-normalized the normal map (weaker).
However, that didn't do that much. This is with a different ogl_spec value (16).

I can't do much about this. We need a glossiness control map for asteroids, or even better, a different shader with a low fix glossiness value.
So -> material system

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/xrx4cug/Unbenannt1.jpg)

(http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/x452b4j6/Unbenannt2.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 17, 2007, 07:51:59 am
Nice, but, as you said, you need a stronger, more detailed normal map, without the glossiness.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 17, 2007, 07:58:41 am
Even with the previous normal map, reducing the  ogl_spec (glossy) makes the asteroids appear less crisp.

I got another problem right now anway... The lods aren't working with the exported asteroids from MAX. They're in the pof, but don't work correct in the game. If I resave them in PCS 2, they work perfectly fine, but the collision is a mess. :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 17, 2007, 05:00:39 pm
Actually, that's not too bad looking at all. The individual "glints" are almost completely gone, which was the main annoyance anyway - now it looks more like simple changes in the intensity of the reflected light, which does happen o non-glossy surfaces as well. Obviously the normal maps lose some of their detail, but I'd say the tradeoff is (for now) acceptable at least for me. :yes:

Are they using a completely black shinemap (with no alpha channel) now? Or does the normal map shader system require some shinemap intensity to work? Or does the normal map result in some glossyness no matter the shinemap's intensity? I'm just curious about the interaction of shine and normalmaps... :drevil:

If I've comprehended correctly, materials will do wonders anyway when they are ready to be used (and someone goes through the business of making the material shaders and making the models use them...), so I'd say it's not too bad if normal maps can't be used to full extent on all of the game yet.

The ships already do look great. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BlackDove on November 17, 2007, 05:09:20 pm
I have a question;

Why doesn't my **** look like that out of the box (Turey's installer being the box)?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 17, 2007, 05:16:05 pm
Because these shots showcase the incoming new MediaVP's (number being either 3.6.9 or 3.6.10, can't know which they'll end up being). Turey's installer gives you the latest semi-official mediaVP's, number being 3.6.8 zeta.

Also, Turey's installer doesn't give you normal maps. If you want, go to the recent builds forum, and grab one of taylor's XT builds and a normal map pack to enable them on some ships... it already makes a rather big difference. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 17, 2007, 07:39:44 pm
.10, as they're coming out with FSO 3.6.10.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BlackDove on November 17, 2007, 07:53:17 pm
Because these shots showcase the incoming new MediaVP's (number being either 3.6.9 or 3.6.10, can't know which they'll end up being). Turey's installer gives you the latest semi-official mediaVP's, number being 3.6.8 zeta.

Also, Turey's installer doesn't give you normal maps. If you want, go to the recent builds forum, and grab one of taylor's XT builds and a normal map pack to enable them on some ships... it already makes a rather big difference. :)

Where do I get the normal map pack? Shouldn't I be able to get the new MediaVP's experimental or not?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 17, 2007, 07:57:19 pm
You need 3.6.10 Xt: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,50258.0.html

And The maps: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,50309.0.html
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on November 17, 2007, 08:36:55 pm
(http://i17.tinypic.com/73nd5ja.jpg)
lol - it took me a minute to figure out what was wrong here, but it looks like the engine glows have gone walkabout. ;)
Does it look like it's a file issue or has that old no-glow bug reared its ugly head once more?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark RevenantX on November 17, 2007, 10:03:07 pm
Just scale up the cones and it will look awesome.  The engine glows looked weird anyway...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 26, 2007, 07:26:19 pm
Time for a 'my PC works again' celebration!

(http://i19.tinypic.com/8gegm5t.jpg)

(http://i10.tinypic.com/6x0j4wp.jpg)

(http://i19.tinypic.com/85vl35e.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: achtung on November 28, 2007, 02:34:49 pm
This thread needs moar Normal Mapping screenshots.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 28, 2007, 03:58:00 pm
DaBrain's posted like 40!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 30, 2007, 12:03:32 pm
42!

Click on these! It's really worth it. ;)

(http://i9.tinypic.com/8bjgig1.jpg)

(http://i13.tinypic.com/7y71bt1.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on November 30, 2007, 12:52:28 pm
Normal maps on vipers! :eek2: Me want NOW!
You really should post these in the BTRL fourms as well. I am sure people there will go nuts.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 30, 2007, 01:00:52 pm
Probably already has.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on December 01, 2007, 09:57:51 pm

(http://i10.tinypic.com/6x0j4wp.jpg)

This screenshot absolutely owns.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 02, 2007, 04:13:44 pm
That's one dead Herc. :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 02, 2007, 04:20:10 pm
's only a bit of flak and Subach.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 02, 2007, 06:02:27 pm
Look at the Lokis chasing it. And the lasers coming from the ships in the vicinity of the Deimos.

EDIT: And the Harpoon coming from one of the Lokis.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on December 02, 2007, 08:19:27 pm
That's not an explosion on the Knossos on the lower right.  That's flak hitting the Herc.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on December 03, 2007, 11:36:19 am
Look at the Lokis chasing it. And the lasers coming from the ships in the vicinity of the Deimos.

EDIT: And the Harpoon coming from one of the Lokis.
So what, a herc2 eats these things for breakfast :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 03, 2007, 01:17:24 pm
That's not an explosion on the Knossos on the lower right.  That's flak hitting the Herc.
What Knossos...Ohhhhh. I've gotta get a widescreen. :D

Look at the Lokis chasing it. And the lasers coming from the ships in the vicinity of the Deimos.

EDIT: And the Harpoon coming from one of the Lokis.
So what, a herc2 eats these things for breakfast :D
Yeah, but it doesn't eat a Deimos.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on December 04, 2007, 12:00:33 am
Looks to me like it's about to be toast.  Sure would be if I were flying it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 04, 2007, 01:52:45 pm
Looks to me like it's about to be toast.  Sure would be if I were flying it.
It may not eat a Deimos, but I eat toast.  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Koth on December 06, 2007, 12:19:47 pm
I eat Deimos for Toast!(on Very Easy :D)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 07, 2007, 07:53:54 am
Do you like butter or jam on your Deimos? Personally i like butter but I know a guy who likes it with jam.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Koth on December 07, 2007, 10:43:37 am
Ohh there are a lot of ways to eat your Deimos. I like it being crispy ''Beam-Grilled'' or picked with Helios ;7.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 07, 2007, 10:48:44 am
Why Helios? Some classic butter from the local Psamtik is good too.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on December 07, 2007, 11:31:44 am
Yet again. Less spam. More pictures!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 07, 2007, 01:01:04 pm
Go yell at DaBrain. He posted so many that we now look to him for more entertainment.

And I like cheese on my Deimos, grilled.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 07, 2007, 01:05:14 pm
Do not talk back to Karajorma! He will destroy your soul! :shaking:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 07, 2007, 01:11:06 pm
He only does that to TrashMan religious fanatics.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on December 07, 2007, 01:42:56 pm
...In other words, he only does that to people who can't have their souls destroyed in the first place.  Works for me.  :yes:  :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 08, 2007, 11:04:49 am
Go yell at DaBrain. He posted so many that we now look to him for more entertainment.

Is that so?

(http://i7.tinypic.com/6udzqiq.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/6p9a4ux.jpg)

(http://i1.tinypic.com/72llteu.jpg)

(http://i14.tinypic.com/6poghhx.jpg)

(http://i7.tinypic.com/89luuzm.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BlackDove on December 08, 2007, 11:23:47 am
Revenge of the Thoth.

Ah, the old days of the old school deathmatch.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 08, 2007, 11:30:35 am
http://i11.tinypic.com/6p9a4ux.jpg

Is that the new beam texture for the next Media VP ? OMFG !!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 08, 2007, 11:53:46 am
http://i11.tinypic.com/6p9a4ux.jpg

Is that the new beam texture for the next Media VP ? OMFG !!

:jaw: OMFG!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 08, 2007, 12:05:46 pm
You made that, didn't you?

Slimy bastard. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on December 08, 2007, 03:09:23 pm
(http://i7.tinypic.com/89luuzm.jpg)


Once again I find myself wondering how the **** you get such amazing piccys as this. :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 08, 2007, 04:14:22 pm
I just have to press alt+pause in the right moment. ;)

You'll mostly get shots that are empty in the other corners, which is really sad if one part of the shot looks really great...


(http://i16.tinypic.com/6x8gg14.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 08, 2007, 04:18:59 pm
:eek:

If you had turned off the FPS counter I would have died... And dying is good...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 08, 2007, 06:10:40 pm
30fps is a good speed, it's what I get. What card do you have? It looks good, not all skippy.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on December 08, 2007, 07:46:52 pm
Snail means that this would be coveted desktop material and would have crashed TinyPic's servers from all the frenetic downloading.  XD
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mehrpack on December 08, 2007, 10:12:23 pm
hi,
one simply word to all of dabrain shots: Jesus!

i die for the new medias  :D

Mehrpack
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on December 10, 2007, 11:46:53 am
Would someone please make me a desktop? (I need something 1280x800, preferably with explosions and normal and no nebula, sorta like some of the Aeolus shots earlier)

Thanks!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 10, 2007, 01:12:52 pm
1. Set your FS display setting to whatever you want.
2. Go into FRED and make a mission with whatever you want. (it's not hard at all)
3. Play your mission in FS, press Shift+O to hide the HUD, the Num-/, Num-* and Num-del keys to change views.
4. Press PrintScreen to take screenshots
5. Take a whole bunch, and sort through them later.

Screenshots made!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 10, 2007, 01:41:59 pm
And with Alt-Pause you can stop the simulation but control the cameras... at least if you already are on the outside free view.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on December 11, 2007, 07:57:27 pm
The key is to get yourself in the middle of some heavy sh*t and start flying around looking for what could be awesome shots, and not really caring about the mission.  I might load and reload a mission with lots of eye candy like 20 times just to take shots in the thick of things constantly getting fried.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 12, 2007, 02:01:22 pm
While in Alt-Pause mode, pressing Enter will activate the external freeview, and pressing space will deactivate the HUD.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on December 12, 2007, 05:44:50 pm
While in Alt-Pause mode, pressing Enter will activate the external freeview, and pressing space will deactivate the HUD.

!!!!!

How did I not know this!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on December 13, 2007, 02:59:57 am
It's a case of Tortoise vs Hare... the tortoise will notice everything at his speed; so will the Snail.  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 13, 2007, 08:25:21 pm
While in Alt-Pause mode, pressing Enter will activate the external freeview, and pressing space will deactivate the HUD.

!!!!!

How did I not know this!?!?!?!?
And why didn't I?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 22, 2007, 05:07:22 pm
Myrmidon photo story!

Chapter 1 - The great battle!

Impossible odds!
(http://i6.tinypic.com/6ydpg1i.jpg)

Fight!
(http://i16.tinypic.com/6p6xysn.jpg)

(http://i10.tinypic.com/6saixba.jpg)

Ouch!

(http://i12.tinypic.com/6s9zmdw.jpg)

(http://i19.tinypic.com/87dw6co.jpg)

Revenge!

(http://i7.tinypic.com/879yqle.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/85xg8kz.jpg)


"Hello. My Name Is Inigo Montoya. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die."
(http://i16.tinypic.com/6llpd1c.jpg)
To be continued...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on December 22, 2007, 05:46:22 pm
Shivans don't care if their family is destroyed. :p
Nice pics anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on December 22, 2007, 06:36:19 pm
I cast a :wtf: in your direction!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 22, 2007, 06:37:27 pm
Acutally I bought a new gfx card (8800) and have a lot of fun right now, but also a some serious system stability problems in 3d...


But... fun now.

(http://i4.tinypic.com/8ea3bwg.jpg)

(http://i16.tinypic.com/8a5oa9w.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/6u7tvgi.jpg)

(http://i5.tinypic.com/6qa9nit.jpg)

(http://i10.tinypic.com/86ruumd.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 23, 2007, 02:48:39 am
There's a puddle of drool on the floor now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Sandwich on December 23, 2007, 04:16:23 am
Tell me that that Myrm isn't a reskinned/hi-poly version, cuz it looks kinda bad compared to, say, that Fenris/Leviathan, or the Zeus...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 23, 2007, 04:26:24 am
I guess it's because the high poly Myrm model is only, like, 1/4 the polies of the Zeus or Levy. It still looks good IMO.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Sandwich on December 23, 2007, 04:39:22 am
The textures are mainly what bothered me in those pics.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on December 23, 2007, 09:10:13 am
8800 What?

EDIT: 999th reply!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 23, 2007, 03:50:27 pm
@Sandwich

Yepp, that's the "HTL" Myrmidon.


Anyway... I think my PC finally runs a bit better now, or at least it didn't crash for a while now.

So I was able to take more pics.

(http://i4.tinypic.com/8ak1flk.jpg)

(http://i1.tinypic.com/7yfn8sg.jpg)

(http://i18.tinypic.com/8fy16y1.jpg)

(http://i18.tinypic.com/6p9hegk.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/6oc76er.jpg)

(http://i7.tinypic.com/6yybw5w.jpg)

(http://i11.tinypic.com/6jq8xox.jpg)

(http://i17.tinypic.com/87ap183.jpg)

(http://i18.tinypic.com/72iyd55.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on December 23, 2007, 03:51:47 pm
HOLY ****!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :shaking: :shaking: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 23, 2007, 06:48:59 pm
Masturbation is obsolete. :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on December 23, 2007, 07:09:51 pm
Christ, that **** is sexy.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 23, 2007, 07:12:21 pm
And look at the V-Ram usage.

It's not even using half of my gfx memory. :D


So... I think it's time for public test release in the next few days. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 23, 2007, 07:13:50 pm
So... I think it's time for public test release in the next few days. ;)

I soiled myself. Again.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on December 23, 2007, 09:03:26 pm
God dammit, DaBrain, stop holding out on us!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on December 24, 2007, 02:51:56 am
I want to add so much more.... but I even had to remove a "feature", that didn't work very well.

Maybe I can find a way to get it to work for the real final release.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MetalDestroyer on December 24, 2007, 05:19:16 am
I want to add so much more.... but I even had to remove a "feature", that didn't work very well.

Maybe I can find a way to get it to work for the real final release.

Did you put Normal Maps for the Orion ? :D It looks pretty good.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 24, 2007, 05:34:39 am
I hate those exlosions. You should use BtRL or TBP ones instead of those. Or make new ones.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 24, 2007, 05:40:27 am
I don't like those explosions either. I'd like to see some explosions like that, but with the quality of the flak explosion.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mehrpack on December 24, 2007, 06:35:11 am
And look at the V-Ram usage.

It's not even using half of my gfx memory. :D


So... I think it's time for public test release in the next few days. ;)

hi,
what? no christmas present *cry like a little, very little, baby* ;)

but anyways: impressiv shots and i so  :shaking:

and i wish all a merry chrismas and some good time. :)

Mehrpack
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Sandwich on December 24, 2007, 07:27:27 am
I love those light lines streaking out of the center of that last explosion, DaBrain! Is that something you added on your working build?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on December 24, 2007, 05:01:58 pm
That's the bloom affect of the 3d shockwaves. That bloom affect is present in the medium quality, high quality, and very high quality 3d shockwaves. It's one reason i've never understood why people just love the low end ones, the low end 3d shockwaves look like crap, and as long as you have the medium quality ones you get shockwaves that look like the very high quality ones that run fine on most hardware.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on December 27, 2007, 11:04:51 am
That's the bloom affect of the 3d shockwaves. That bloom affect is present in the medium quality, high quality, and very high quality 3d shockwaves. It's one reason i've never understood why people just love the low end ones, the low end 3d shockwaves look like crap, and as long as you have the medium quality ones you get shockwaves that look like the very high quality ones that run fine on most hardware.

What's the correct procedure for running the medium quality ones as opposed to the low?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on December 30, 2007, 03:16:32 am
First get a hold of the medium quality ones wherever they're still downloadable (Dabrain knows...try searching the fsu forum first though). After that i think they're in the mv_adveffects.vp, but i don't remember. The really cool shockwave downloads were dabs first finished release of them (those also included miniature shockwaves for when bombers blew up...that was really cool and wished it would have stayed).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 02, 2008, 12:25:51 pm
Well, now that the new VPs are out, I want to see some nice screenshots.  ;7
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on January 03, 2008, 04:14:23 am
I'll tackle some screenshots when i can. Currently downloading the vp betas and am going to have to use a windows build to test them (sidux user with no 3.6.10 linux build...i await the linux build more than the vp's actually :)). Anyway i can't resist the prettiness that awaits.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 03, 2008, 02:57:55 pm
Ok till then I'll post one. ;)

(http://i9.tinypic.com/6uryvm9.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on January 05, 2008, 05:24:03 am
Actually that thruster plume looks kind of ugly.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on January 11, 2008, 04:01:33 pm
Here's two new shots taken from the new 3.6.10 MediaVPs:

(http://i10.tinypic.com/8bjmhki.png)

(http://i8.tinypic.com/6nqw7yq.png)

I've seen this game looking good before but this new set of VPs is totally ridiculous.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on January 11, 2008, 06:20:37 pm
The first one is awesome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on January 12, 2008, 10:30:28 am
The first one is awesome.

Wish I hadn't had FPS display on.  I'll see if I can take some more shots today, but I have been alternating between hard and insane difficulty, so mainly I'm just getting blown up.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on January 12, 2008, 02:35:49 pm
60 FPS! Do you actually think that's bad? I get like 30 FPS in fighting with only 3.6.8 MVPs, not even the AdVPs!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 12, 2008, 06:17:08 pm
Engine and content improvement. Note that the model didn't change, it's still the original one.

1. Just a diffuse map, low-res.

2. Specular and glow maps, medium-res.

3. Shaders with normal maps, all high-res maps now.


(http://i15.tinypic.com/8731zed.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Retsof on January 12, 2008, 06:34:29 pm
 :jaw:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on January 13, 2008, 03:41:34 am
This is a moment when I think that fs2_open is just awesome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on January 13, 2008, 11:51:04 am
60 FPS! Do you actually think that's bad? I get like 30 FPS in fighting with only 3.6.8 MVPs, not even the AdVPs!

No, I think 60 FPS is great.  It was probably higher, but I think I have Vsync on.  Anyhow, all I meant by wishing I didn't have the FPS on was that the picture would have been a lot sweeter if it didn't have a number in the upper lefthand corner like that :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on January 13, 2008, 04:24:02 pm
Oh.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on January 13, 2008, 05:17:35 pm
No, I think 60 FPS is great.  It was probably higher, but I think I have Vsync on.  Anyhow, all I meant by wishing I didn't have the FPS on was that the picture would have been a lot sweeter if it didn't have a number in the upper lefthand corner like that :)

Leave vsync on and use a higher refresh rate. Vsync locks your frame rate down to whatever refresh rate your using. So if you're on 60hz, you'll have 60fps. If you have 85hz you'll have 85fps.

Vsync is something that's very handy in stable superior performance. If you have vsync on, you're fps rate will match your refresh rate, never going above the refresh rate or below it. With vsync on it makes for the smoothest looking gameplay you've ever seen and eliminates graphical tearing when doing fast maneuvers in video games. Also with the fps being at a fixed rate, it leaves extra horsepower in the gpu for other things that matter in video games besides fps like special effects.

Anyway, use vsync with a higher refresh rate and you should be happier. 85hz with vsync is a good one if you have a good system configuration.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on January 13, 2008, 05:36:57 pm
How do I enable VSync?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on January 13, 2008, 05:39:36 pm
It's on by default. If you flip launcher options you can turn it off.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on January 13, 2008, 05:45:08 pm
No, I think 60 FPS is great.  It was probably higher, but I think I have Vsync on.  Anyhow, all I meant by wishing I didn't have the FPS on was that the picture would have been a lot sweeter if it didn't have a number in the upper lefthand corner like that :)

Leave vsync on and use a higher refresh rate. Vsync locks your frame rate down to whatever refresh rate your using. So if you're on 60hz, you'll have 60fps. If you have 85hz you'll have 85fps.

Vsync is something that's very handy in stable superior performance. If you have vsync on, you're fps rate will match your refresh rate, never going above the refresh rate or below it. With vsync on it makes for the smoothest looking gameplay you've ever seen and eliminates graphical tearing when doing fast maneuvers in video games. Also with the fps being at a fixed rate, it leaves extra horsepower in the gpu for other things that matter in video games besides fps like special effects.

Anyway, use vsync with a higher refresh rate and you should be happier. 85hz with vsync is a good one if you have a good system configuration.

Is it safe to set my refresh rate to 85hz on an LCD monitor?  Also, my fps does drop below 60 from time to time -- when the sh*t really starts hitting the fan, or when there are asteroids (they seem to be much more resource intensive now with the new 3.6.10 vps), and never really says '60' when it is at max, but actually like '59.x', where x is constantly fluctuating.

How do I enable VSync?

It is an option in the launcher, and can be forced via the nvidia (or ati) control panel.  Which brings me to another question -- is it better to set it in the launcher and not force it via nvidia, or disable it in the launcher and force it via nvidia, or turn it on in the launcher and via nvidia?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on January 14, 2008, 01:30:52 am
Okay, I don't know what "4x 9-tap anti-aliasing" actually means but I got it as an option on RivaTuner (GF 7600 GT, driver 160.02) and it does interesting things to light effects.

(http://i7.tinypic.com/87ipora.png)
(http://i2.tinypic.com/6pp1sn7.png)
(http://i5.tinypic.com/86hed6b.png)
Somehow it seems to me that this particular anti-aliasing mode makes things a little blurry along with removing jaggies. Anyone has more information about what it actually does? :nervous: It seems to add some kind of blur/soften filter to the image, but I can't be sure if that's really the case or does it just do something different in the actual anti-aliasing functions or somesuch.


And about the claim about  normal maps not making much of a difference to graphics in the heated dogfight... :p

(http://i4.tinypic.com/8gfjggl.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on January 16, 2008, 02:40:46 pm
Engine and content improvement. Note that the model didn't change, it's still the original one.

1. Just a diffuse map, low-res.

2. Specular and glow maps, medium-res.

3. Shaders with normal maps, all high-res maps now.

*snip

You owe me a new pair of pants.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on January 17, 2008, 02:41:20 pm
Is it safe to set my refresh rate to 85hz on an LCD monitor?

Idk, you're the one who owns your monitor, and therefore should do research on your model and make of lcd monitor at the manufacturers website. Doing said research will let you know.

  Also, my fps does drop below 60 from time to time -- when the sh*t really starts hitting the fan, or when there are asteroids (they seem to be much more resource intensive now with the new 3.6.10 vps), and never really says '60' when it is at max, but actually like '59.x', where x is constantly fluctuating.

Here you learned that not exactly everything is perfect, but still rather vsync tries very hard at it's job all the time anyway

How do I enable VSync?

It is an option in the launcher, and can be forced via the nvidia (or ati) control panel.  Which brings me to another question -- is it better to set it in the launcher and not force it via nvidia, or disable it in the launcher and force it via nvidia, or turn it on in the launcher and via nvidia?

Set it in the launcher and force it in the nvidia control panel. Or don't set it in the launcher and force it in the nvidia control panel. Or set it in the launcher only and don't do anything with the nvidia control panel. Any of these should get vsync working. But it is recommended that you do force vsync in the nvidia control panel because the nvidia control panel does an awesome job of forcing and enabling settings that you specified really good. However, figure out which one works for you.

The only problem i see that you may have is that if you do want to use a different refresh rate if you are able to is that you may need to find a way to force a refresh rate on the specific resolution in which you play fs2 in (this task can be a harder *****, but it's not that bad).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on January 17, 2008, 02:48:06 pm
How do I enable VSync?

It is an option in the launcher, and can be forced via the nvidia (or ati) control panel.  Which brings me to another question -- is it better to set it in the launcher and not force it via nvidia, or disable it in the launcher and force it via nvidia, or turn it on in the launcher and via nvidia?

Set it in the launcher and force it in the nvidia control panel.
By 'setting it in the Launcher' I assume you mean unticking the 'Disable vsync' option, since that's the only vertical sync related option in the Launcher.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on January 17, 2008, 03:14:22 pm
Yeah
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Flipside on January 17, 2008, 03:40:42 pm
The thing about the HTL Myrm, if I remember correctly, was that when it was made, there was this obsession with getting the panelling modelled, oddly enough, most of that panelling can now be done with normal maps, leaving the polygons to be used for other parts of the ship (i.e. the front of it).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on January 20, 2008, 07:25:46 am
I'm still trying some different light settings in the launcher.

(http://i25.tinypic.com/2ywba82.jpg)

(http://i29.tinypic.com/24n0584.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on January 20, 2008, 10:04:20 am
 :yes: Looks much more like metal now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on February 16, 2008, 01:02:57 pm
(http://game-warden.com/earthdefence/gallery/in-game01.png)

Modelled, textured and converted by Oddgrim for Earth Defence usage :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: wolfen on February 16, 2008, 02:16:59 pm
Now THATS what I call a ship
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Shade on February 16, 2008, 02:21:55 pm
Background needs work though, the planets are recieving light from opposite sides ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on February 16, 2008, 02:41:23 pm
Don't worry the smaller planet is just the logo. :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on February 20, 2008, 01:59:51 pm
Pateched demo looks now better and better:

(http://game-warden.com/earthdefence/gallery/ed_patched01.jpg)
(http://game-warden.com/earthdefence/gallery/ed_patched02.jpg)
(http://game-warden.com/earthdefence/gallery/ed_patched03.jpg)
(http://game-warden.com/earthdefence/gallery/ed_patched04.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on February 20, 2008, 02:16:42 pm
 :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: You guys are doing an :yes2::):yes: amazing job! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on February 20, 2008, 02:27:24 pm
To download demo or just get more information visit our website (http://www.game-warden.com/earthdefence/) and forums (http://game-warden.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=74)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on February 21, 2008, 01:03:43 pm
Nice, but shots with AntiAliasing would be even more beautiful!  :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on February 21, 2008, 01:14:23 pm
Not everyone here has a l33t gaming PC. Most of us don't.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on February 22, 2008, 07:47:48 am
Not everyone here has a l33t gaming PC. Most of us don't.

Why am I always the minority here?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on February 23, 2008, 10:18:54 am
(http://media.moddb.com/images/games/1/11/10019/leto01.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on February 23, 2008, 11:42:11 am
I bet it would look a lot better with anti-aliasing ... the texture tends to look weird from that angle.  And you forgot the turret angle animation code.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on February 23, 2008, 12:22:27 pm
You're coming along nicely there.

Question is that considered sorta pinkish or purplish beam?

(Note to crew "STOP putting light bright pegs in front of the beam crystals!") :)

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on February 23, 2008, 12:32:29 pm
Beam crystals? :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on February 23, 2008, 12:38:46 pm
Wasn't there a discussion a little while back about how beams do not use crystals?

EDIT: here's (http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/lc8.jpg) another picture of the Leto, the texturing looks a bit better from this angle.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on February 23, 2008, 02:47:35 pm
Testing some stuff in SoL:

(http://i30.tinypic.com/35lzrsm.jpg)

(http://i27.tinypic.com/5vukvn.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on February 23, 2008, 02:51:30 pm
Has everything I have done for FreeSpace in vain...? :sigh:

Can we pleeeeease have some of those without having to wait for the whole of SoL?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on February 23, 2008, 02:58:03 pm
You mean the environment? In that case I agree with you, Snail!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on February 23, 2008, 03:06:59 pm
Can we pleeeeease have some of those without having to wait for the whole of SoL?

1. No ! :p

2. It wouldn't do you any good. They will only work correct with SoL missions.

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on February 23, 2008, 05:50:39 pm
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/lucybeam1.jpg)

I love AdvEffects.  :P  (screenshot from BluePlanet)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on February 23, 2008, 08:22:30 pm
I'm surprised. My RAM boost lets me play with AdVPs.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on February 24, 2008, 01:09:15 am
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/lucybeam1.jpg)
:jaw: That beam looks really good.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on February 24, 2008, 01:10:55 am
:jaw: That beam looks really good.


That's the power of 3.6.10 beta VPs with AdvancedEffects.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on February 24, 2008, 03:58:50 am
New backgrounds in action...

(http://game-warden.com/earthdefence/gallery/backgrounds.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on February 24, 2008, 04:22:22 am
Hawt damn.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on February 24, 2008, 04:32:29 am
*reaches orgasm*
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on February 24, 2008, 04:55:24 am
Hmm... since everyone seems to be collecting their eyes from their monitor surfaces, I'm going to work as an advocatus diaboli here and say that the baked-in geometry of the lighting on those planets is way off.

Basically, to be lighted like that, the planets are bigger than the star. Both of those planets should be visible as just crescents.

Also, talking about critique... the Shivan beamglow effect seems to be of different colour than the actual beam, which doesn't really look good. The beam itself has a substantial amount of blue on it (as per Bobboau's awesome beam textures), making the electric arc detail around the bright core look somewhat electric violet than traditional Shivan red... while the beamglow is mainly of red hue with some yellow as well, making it look orange in comparison to the actual beam. Both look good, but IMHO they could look better with a little hue change of the brightest part of the beamglow, so that the glow and the beam would look like they are parts of the same weapon.

This is what I mean. With a small hue change towards magenta and blue on the medium bright areas, I manually changed the area of the beamglow to look like this:

(http://i30.tinypic.com/akcw0w.png)

Perhaps I should take this to the MediaVP department directly, but I suppose it'll be seen here as well... If it's considered to be off topic, feel free to move it to appropriate forum for further discussion on the subject.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on February 24, 2008, 05:05:57 am
Sorry, Herra, and I don't mean to be annoying or anything, but I don't think anybody really wants to go and check that all their planets are lit up the right way. In FS, whatever looks cool, is cool.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on February 24, 2008, 05:37:27 am
We know from the cutscenes that planets aren't placed in the right way...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on February 24, 2008, 05:46:55 am
Sorry, Herra, and I don't mean to be annoying or anything, but I don't think anybody really wants to go and check that all their planets are lit up the right way. In FS, whatever looks cool, is cool.

I agree with the last sentiment, but it's just that my mind is built so that it keeps shouting at me when I see physically inconsistent stuff, which makes it several degrees less cool than it could be. It does look cool, it's just that with relatively small planning of the background, it could be better.

I'm not talking about completely accurate placements, just the general location of the star, planet and the player... Usually you can't make accurate comparisions in-mission anyway, since the planet and the sun are usually not on the same field of view... but when they are, the planet should appear as a crescent. Accuracy be damned for all I care, but it should at least look consistent.

Hmm... perhaps part of the problem is that the planet background images are usually static and only feature one phase of the planet, which effectively limits the amount of believable positions the planet can be placed in on the background. With four phases of the planet available, one could use way more positions for the planet - full planet, 3/4, ½ and 1/4 lit modes would already widen the selection notably. Perhaps 1/8th lit crescent could be usable as well, for situations like the one in the screenshot I picked on....

Perhaps I (or someone else) should make a set of planets in several phases so they could be used more freely on different relative positions to the sun. :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on February 24, 2008, 07:11:18 am
I also am a maniac of the correct placement of bitmaps but here I have other things to consider, like the textures... many of the screenshots show stuff I don't have, I could care less about the way the planet is disposed  ;)

And, damn it, I really agree with that proposal! More planets!!! ;7
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on February 24, 2008, 07:50:37 am
And, damn it, I really agree with that proposal! More planets!!! ;7

Yarr!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on February 25, 2008, 07:42:11 pm
Idea> instead of drawing up new phases for each planet, why not make a selection of masks to put over them in the background editor? :nervous: If it's feasible. Either the same colour as the default starfield.pof textured or some kind of freaky alpha map using SCPower to "erase/hide" a portion of the image file using layering maybe? :nervousagain: ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on February 25, 2008, 07:57:08 pm
Idea> instead of drawing up new phases for each planet, why not make a selection of masks to put over them in the background editor? :nervous: If it's feasible. Either the same colour as the default starfield.pof textured or some kind of freaky alpha map using SCPower to "erase/hide" a portion of the image file using layering maybe? :nervousagain: ;)

Assuming you can stack planet textures on top of each other and that it works well too. I don't know if that's even possible, but assuming it is...

I thought of that as well, but the problem is that in a full-lit version you would have the atmosphere surrounding the whole planet with a rather prominent glow. Now, if you would stack a shadow mask over it, you would need to stretch the shadow mask over the atmospheric glow of the underlying fully lit planet.

This would undoubtedly work pretty well, as long as the background doesn't have any nebulae on it. If it had any nebula behind the planet, the stretched shadow layer would visibly show up against the nebula, or at the very least it would be visibly larger than the lit side of the planet.

A possible solution would be to use a base texture of the planet without any atmospheric glow whatsoever, and overlay that with appropriate shadow/atmo-glow hybrid layer. But that would require the mission designer to stack the two planets on the correct positions, then rotate the shadow/glow layer to correct position, and on the user end it would end up using twice as much VRAM as simple baked-in shadow/glow planet image would. I have no idea how much of the actual rendering performance goes to the background and how much the performance would be hit, but every unnecessary bit is too much in my opinion...

Another thing is that with some planets (especially those that are on skybox use and thus are very high resolution) the direction from which the light supposedly comes from can pronounce terrain elevation (mountains) and it could look fairly stupid to have mountains on the surface of a planet and notice that they look more like canyons judging by the supposed lighting. :p

EDIT: I think this tangent would be better discussed here. (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,41939.msg1057666.html#msg1057666) :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Wanderer on February 29, 2008, 03:07:30 pm
This might as good thread as any to mention that both Wing Commander Saga as well as the Beyond the Red Line appeared on finnish computer magazine's (Mikrobitti) cover DVD.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on February 29, 2008, 03:17:59 pm
Did they mention us in print any?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Wanderer on February 29, 2008, 03:26:26 pm
On a brief glance... Not really.. But they do mention some details about the game engine though leaving the SCP as well as the HLP unmentioned.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on February 29, 2008, 04:25:16 pm
On a brief glance... Not really.. But they do mention some details about the game engine though leaving the SCP as well as the HLP unmentioned.

Which is idiotic giving the fact that the community did a lot in the past years.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BengalTiger on March 02, 2008, 01:25:19 pm
(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/4545/raynordsye3.jpg)

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7481/raynordscr3.jpg)

Just to show how much things evolved since the first post...

and  to get back to the topic  :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on March 02, 2008, 03:23:43 pm
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1707.jpg)
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1711.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 02, 2008, 04:01:38 pm
Where does that planet come from?!? Is it an object?!?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 02, 2008, 04:02:34 pm
No.  Its a skybox made by Herra Tohtori.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 02, 2008, 04:07:16 pm
Link?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 02, 2008, 04:31:02 pm
Link?

I think its from the Celestial Objects thread, in Fan Fiction and Art.  IIRC the color of the oceans was changed though.  You're probably best off just extracting it from BluePlanet (if you don't have it, download and play NOW!!!)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 02, 2008, 04:39:34 pm
As the landscape model before, this is also just a test model, which won't be in the game.
I won't post shots of the final models until they're all done.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/vyzaf.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 02, 2008, 04:43:26 pm
OMG!!!

Link?

I think its from the Celestial Objects thread, in Fan Fiction and Art.  IIRC the color of the oceans was changed though.  You're probably best off just extracting it from BluePlanet (if you don't have it, download and play NOW!!!)

Done...time ago ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 02, 2008, 04:45:20 pm
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1711.jpg)

Those beams need fattening.  Blue beams don't look as impressive as Red or Green for me.

As the landscape model before, this is also just a test model, which won't be in the game.
I won't post shots of the final models until they're all done.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/vyzaf.jpg)

Good God that's impressive.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 02, 2008, 04:46:36 pm
Those are anti-fighter beams, anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 02, 2008, 05:17:27 pm
Those are anti-fighter beams, anyway.

Why is the Raynor firing anti-fighter beams at a Superdestroyer?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 02, 2008, 05:26:38 pm
Those are anti-fighter beams, anyway.

Why is the Raynor firing anti-fighter beams at a Superdestroyer?

That's a Chimera-class corvette.  And anti-fighter beams will fire on warships if there are no fighters within their reach.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 02, 2008, 05:40:25 pm
Those are anti-fighter beams, anyway.

Why is the Raynor firing anti-fighter beams at a Superdestroyer?

That's a Chimera-class corvette.  And anti-fighter beams will fire on warships if there are no fighters within their reach.

Ah god, I'm blind.  Good pictures anyway  :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on March 04, 2008, 08:02:14 am
Crap, the Raynor is Gorgeous instead of just cool now!  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on March 08, 2008, 03:01:20 pm
And another one:

(http://i25.tinypic.com/2u6l3zo.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 08, 2008, 03:58:44 pm
:(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BlueFlames on March 08, 2008, 06:06:29 pm
Before and after, anybody?

Before...
(http://home.comcast.net/~blueflames/GoodHopeRtl.png)



After...
(http://home.comcast.net/~blueflames/GoodHope.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 08, 2008, 06:28:46 pm
Needs some nebulae and starfield.pof
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 09, 2008, 08:27:23 am
Not that great a comparison, would have been better with a few HTL ships (the Deimos and Aeolus are the only HTL ones in that comparison and they aren't very prominent in the picture anyway). Nebulae and starfield.pof would be a good touch too.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on March 14, 2008, 08:44:50 pm
Just adding some screenshots
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0012.jpg)
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0026.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on March 15, 2008, 09:58:09 pm
Stratcomm's GTD Titan: As beautiful as she is powerful

(http://darius.rabidcarrot.com/titan.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 16, 2008, 06:33:17 am
Pretty.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on March 16, 2008, 07:45:16 am
People around here should hand pick all of the really good high quality pretty looking and ass kicking models and planets and make a really cool post-capella campaign with it all :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 16, 2008, 08:02:32 am
Earth Defense includes a lot of original mods.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 16, 2008, 08:38:26 am
People around here should hand pick all of the really good high quality pretty looking and ass kicking models and planets and make a really cool post-capella campaign with it all :)
They did. It's not post-Capella, but it's called Blue Planet.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on March 16, 2008, 09:42:13 am
cool
i'll have to give it a try
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 16, 2008, 11:16:29 am
cool
i'll have to give it a try

YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED BLUE PLANET???!!!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on March 16, 2008, 11:26:20 am
cool
i'll have to give it a try

YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED BLUE PLANET???!!!!
HERESY GET HIM!!!!!! ( :p)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 16, 2008, 03:47:51 pm
People around here should hand pick all of the really good high quality pretty looking and ass kicking models and planets and make a really cool post-capella campaign with it all :)
They did. It's not post-Capella, but it's called Blue Planet.

Blue Planet is in the post-Capella time period.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 16, 2008, 03:50:46 pm
Blue Planet is in the post-Capella time period.

In an alternate universe though.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 16, 2008, 06:16:06 pm
Only partially. The beginning and end are in the "true" universe.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on March 17, 2008, 07:08:54 am
I didn't play Blue Planet too.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 17, 2008, 08:39:06 am
GO! PLAY IT RIGHT NOW!!!

DO NOT SPEAK AGAIN UNTIL YOU HAVE PLAYED BLUE PLANET!

[J/K] :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on March 17, 2008, 08:44:19 am
I didn't play Blue Planet too.

You're not missing much. :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 17, 2008, 09:54:59 am
I didn't play Blue Planet too.

You're not missing much. :P
Now now. Don't be modest. With a single campaign you've managed to rise among the most respected members in the community. I think...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 17, 2008, 11:31:07 am
I hate when people do that with text. though its fun to do :drevil:

No but seriously Blue Planet is a great campaign, and if you haven't played it, I would recommend that you go and do so.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on March 17, 2008, 03:27:45 pm
H.. Ho.. Holy ****ing mother of Jesus :eek2:
BP is the quite awesomest thing I have seen for week :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 17, 2008, 05:01:25 pm
^Now he has seen the light.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 17, 2008, 05:08:13 pm
I haven't played it either.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 17, 2008, 05:27:46 pm
I thought it was the case to get a nice pic...  ;7


(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4226/steadfastm1screamingweajr5.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 17, 2008, 05:55:41 pm
Screaming Weasels, eh?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 17, 2008, 05:59:47 pm
Yeah...damn original :lol:

(that's the first enemy Ace squadron, the others are cooler under all points of view)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 17, 2008, 06:23:50 pm
What's with half the HUD being red?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on March 17, 2008, 06:54:08 pm
What's with half the HUD being red?
Light side and the dark side... :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 17, 2008, 06:54:20 pm
He changed the color: Options>HUD.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 17, 2008, 06:55:27 pm
Made this from a couple of screenshot, I think one of them's from Inferno

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1149/fs22fl6.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 17, 2008, 07:11:54 pm
What's that ship in the background?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 17, 2008, 07:26:36 pm
Not sure, took it from a screenshot, think it was from Inferno.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 17, 2008, 07:29:51 pm
Another one of 3.6.10 AdvEffects

(http://pages.sbcglobal.net/joey.wong/hecate.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blackhole on March 17, 2008, 07:33:36 pm
Another one of 3.6.10 AdvEffects

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/hecate.jpg)

A white box with a blue border. What a terribly awesome and cool effect. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 17, 2008, 07:34:15 pm
Srry.  Photobucket uploaded it wrong and so I had to redo it on another site.  It works now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 17, 2008, 07:35:10 pm
I liked the old beams better...  :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Koth on March 18, 2008, 12:26:22 pm
So I am not the only one.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on March 18, 2008, 12:45:57 pm
Another one of 3.6.10 AdvEffects

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/hecate.jpg)

And i thought i posted some bad fs pictures (that i made myself). That's the worst one ever :no:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 18, 2008, 01:11:44 pm
He reuploaded it in his post. For some reason the ship looks blocky and un-aliased. Could be that he's running at 1920*1200 (lucky bastard), and the textures seems lower grade.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 18, 2008, 01:13:57 pm
Yes, I am running 1900*1200, but I have never had anti-aliasing.  I have never even seen a way to turn it on in the OS X launcher.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 18, 2008, 01:27:06 pm
It's on the video tab on the Windoze launcher, check there. It may be a pulldown menu, and check that you are using the latest launcher. (on Windoze it's 5.5c)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on March 18, 2008, 02:01:18 pm
Anti-aliasing can't be turned on in Launcher on Windows either. There's option for it for the future, but it doesn't do anything in the builds yet. Anisothropic filtering setting works IIRC, though. But for now you need to turn full screen anti-aliasing on from your GPU driver control panel, which should offer a possibility to set it from application controlled to forced FSAA level.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 19, 2008, 03:16:43 pm
What's that ship in the background?

EAFr Titus.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 19, 2008, 03:56:53 pm
The massive Earth Alliance freighter...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on March 21, 2008, 05:13:12 pm
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1723/screen0719hb4.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on March 21, 2008, 06:28:30 pm
It's a shame the Sanctuary is missing its glows...I really do miss them ever since using the recent builds.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 21, 2008, 06:33:00 pm
Actually IIRC it has to do with the 3.6.10 beta vps.  They removed the -a,b,c (for instance capital01-01a would become just capital01-01).  I have gotten around the problem by using the 3.6.8 zeta MV_Textures in addition to the 3.6.10s.  I know this is generally considered a bad idea, but I hasn't caused *too* many problems for me, especially since I renamed it so that it was loaded before MV_Assets (so that assets overrides it).  All user-made ships have to be upgraded for compatibility with the 3.6.10s now though.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 21, 2008, 09:56:26 pm
Bah. . . :(
I just got my head around mip-maps and DDS files. *throws teddy out the pran* i give up D'oh.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on March 28, 2008, 12:37:51 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/SathNuke.jpg)

The camera is a little to far away and the beams look bad. Oh well.
I love it when the squirt gun bites the dust.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 28, 2008, 08:28:21 am
Wow I like that perspective. Makes the Sath look a lot bigger than the squirtgun, even though they're around the same size.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 28, 2008, 11:44:16 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/SathNuke.jpg)

The camera is a little to far away and the beams look bad. Oh well.
I love it when the squirt gun bites the dust.

That is Epic :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 28, 2008, 02:35:05 pm
IMO the beams are ok in that pic :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 28, 2008, 02:57:40 pm
IMO the beams are ok in that pic :yes:

I agree. I like that screenshot.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on March 29, 2008, 01:07:50 am
A sad sight... 30 000 deaths :(
Nice picture anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2008, 02:37:34 am
A sad sight... 30 000 deaths :(
Nice picture anyway.

Nah, I bet the unnecessary extra people got thrown out before they were sent in.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on March 29, 2008, 03:09:37 am
A sad sight... 30 000 deaths :(
Nice picture anyway.

Nah, I bet the unnecessary extra people got thrown out before they were sent in.
That's what I would do, but...

Quote from: Admiral Petrarch
The Colossus has been destroyed. Over thirty thousand officers and crew, our colleagues, compatriots, and friends, perished in this battle. The most powerful Terran-Vasudan warship ever constructed, twenty years in the making, was vaporized in a matter of minutes.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 29, 2008, 03:20:43 am
Yeah... the Collie had suffered damage to its fighter bays, after all. And they probably don't launch escape pods or anything from missile launchers.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2008, 04:38:29 am
That's what I would do, but...

Quote from: Admiral Petrarch
The Colossus has been destroyed. Over thirty thousand officers and crew, our colleagues, compatriots, and friends, perished in this battle. The most powerful Terran-Vasudan warship ever constructed, twenty years in the making, was vaporized in a matter of minutes.

:rolleyes:

If I was on the Colossus, and Mr. CO said "We're going to stay here to hold them off," I would be running around hysterically going "Nooo nooo let me out!"
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on March 29, 2008, 08:26:22 am
Even if you got to an escape pod you'd die in the Shockwave.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2008, 08:41:20 am
Even if you got to an escape pod you'd die in the Shockwave.

Who said anything about an escape pod? I was going to hijack one of them shiny Perseus(es).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 29, 2008, 10:33:35 am
Everything happened quickly...who espected a Sathanas?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2008, 10:36:33 am
Everything happened quickly...who espected a Sathanas?

It still takes the Sath more than a few seconds to kill a Colossus. In that time, if you were near enough to the fighterbay, you could escape in a fighter or something.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 29, 2008, 10:38:48 am
Are you sure there was enough time to get to

Keep in mind that it was damaged...a hull breach would seriously prevent people from using it and, at least, crewmen already evacuated decks close to the fighterbay.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2008, 10:40:50 am
They were able to launch a few Boanerges bombers (Delta wing IIRC). If they could do that, I see no reason why it couldn't handle launching a few other ships.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on March 29, 2008, 10:57:48 am
Perhaps you need clearance to take off (i.e. will they 'open the gate' for you?). And to hijack a fighter, you have to be a pilot.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2008, 11:03:24 am
It's obvious you would need clearance to take off. It's not Star Wars where you can just fly off with your favorite ship.

But they can't stop you from blasting the doors open.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 29, 2008, 11:05:56 am
I obviously know about Delta...keep in mind that a bomber's not like an escape pod. There could be systems that, in case of damage, allow pilots and no one else to get there. You'll need something much more conventional (like a lot of oxygen spread there ---> that place is closed ---> it hasn't been damaged) to fill a Hermes and send it out.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on March 29, 2008, 11:12:24 am
It's obvious you would need clearance to take off. It's not Star Wars where you can just fly off with your favorite ship.

But they can't stop you from blasting the doors open.
You need to get carried away by a sort of crane (if the Collie uses the same launch system as the Hecate). If you don't have clearance, the crane won't come.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on March 29, 2008, 11:15:04 am
Something like that...take in consideration extensive damage to internal structures and instruments, too.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 29, 2008, 11:17:00 am
You need to get carried away by a sort of crane (if the Collie uses the same launch system as the Hecate). If you don't have clearance, the crane won't come.

Yeah I guess.

No escape unless Mr. SuicidalAsshat says so.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on March 30, 2008, 06:21:49 am
Why is it always the same people? :rolleyes:

Less spam! More pictures. Last warning.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on March 30, 2008, 01:44:48 pm
Yes, okay...

This is not exactly FreeSpace, but it reminds me of a cheat ;) Does this guy (calls himself BeBlo52) know FS, or is it mere coincidence?

[attachment deleted by ninja]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 30, 2008, 01:59:23 pm
That reminds me of a movie I watched, Treasure Planet or something. There are (believe it or not) a lot of games/books/shows/movies/whatever else about or including flying pirate ships. Peter Pan, The aforementioned movie, FS, Seadogs (with cheats)...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 30, 2008, 02:07:58 pm
Stardust...

Anyway, back to screenshots.  Here's some PWNAGE:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/raynorpwnage.jpg)

I almost feel sorry for the Ravana it was shooting at.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on March 30, 2008, 02:12:59 pm
I see more than 4 turrets firing.  :wtf:
HACKER!!!! (or you play on higher difficulty)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on March 30, 2008, 02:13:52 pm
I see more than 4 turrets firing.  :wtf:
HACKER!!!! (or you play on higher difficulty)

I was just reading that thread ...

And yes, I set it to INSANE for this screenshot.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on March 30, 2008, 02:36:35 pm
For capital ship battles, I always use insane because it makes the AI smarter and hence battles better.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on March 30, 2008, 03:06:17 pm
Found this render in one of the most obscure places possible:

(http://www.3dactionplanet.com/hlp/staff/setekh/gtd.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Cobra on March 30, 2008, 03:20:51 pm
Oh my God. That is like 6 years old. :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 30, 2008, 03:25:37 pm
Lol. (I find LOL too forceful)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on March 30, 2008, 11:01:41 pm
The Sirona has never looked so good: (Ignore the EUD Part please)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Sirona.jpg)

(The lower beam didn't turn out as well as I would hope. Oh well)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on March 31, 2008, 08:43:08 am
Maybe a closer shot?

Found this render in one of the most obscure places possible:

(http://www.3dactionplanet.com/hlp/staff/setekh/gtd.jpg)
And is that the GTD GBC in kara's FAQ, only upgraded?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on March 31, 2008, 10:29:52 pm
I'll get a shot of it next to the updated/reskinned Reyena if I can :P

EDIT:
Reyena
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Reyena_new.jpg)

Reyena and Sirona
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/2Ships_new.jpg)

Fixxored Sirona's and Reyena's engines :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/CustomEngines.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on April 01, 2008, 06:01:18 am
Both are great c914's models.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 01, 2008, 08:12:54 am
CHEATER!  :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on April 01, 2008, 04:12:08 pm
OOOOH, were can i download?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 01, 2008, 04:17:15 pm
They're on FSmods.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on April 01, 2008, 05:13:34 pm
but in those grey skins.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 01, 2008, 09:21:33 pm
They're the same skins used in BluePlanet.
I needed to make them fit with the Raynor to an extent.

The models are only slightly modified themselves (fixing up the thruster points and paths).
If you want them, I guess I could share, though FSMODS might not be the best place since then there would be doubles.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on April 02, 2008, 03:01:16 am
And is that the GTD GBC in kara's FAQ, only upgraded?

Actually, no. Mine has turrets. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on April 02, 2008, 06:56:55 am
Just say like,

GTCv Reyena (Grey Skin)
GTCv Sirona (Grey Skin)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on April 10, 2008, 10:05:30 pm
A little skybox idea I came up with...

(http://i28.tinypic.com/23js46a.png)
(http://i26.tinypic.com/eqbg5y.png)
(http://i31.tinypic.com/e5sndf.png)
(http://i29.tinypic.com/23haefr.png)
(http://i31.tinypic.com/orhv05.png)


 :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Zoltan on April 11, 2008, 02:28:05 am
Herra those are some of the most impressive shots I've seen in a while... simply amazing.   :jaw: :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 11, 2008, 08:47:24 am
I love that skybox. It reminds me of FS1 somehow. Unlike FS2, which was like a big colorful happyland with nebulae everywhere, FS1 had this sort of dark, evil void sort of feeling. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on April 11, 2008, 03:09:14 pm
I'd love to see FS1 nebulas implemented back to the FS2.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Woolie Wool on April 11, 2008, 04:37:41 pm
The Twist of Fate demo is pretty close:

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2126/screen0018bs8.png)

This is an old screenshot and there are no glowmaps because I had just gotten 3.6.10 mediavp betas and the destroyer is textured for 3.6.9, but it shows the background. It has some grayish blues, some straight blues, and some purplish ones, but it's pretty gloomy compared to the colorful toothpaste smears of retail FS2.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 12, 2008, 01:24:45 am
Too bad this screenshot doesn't show the Kismat's glowpoints... :( They run up along the long...spine-thing.
Excuse the asteroids behind nebulas. I don't know how to make a skybox, so I used the INFA asteroid field, and slapped nebulae on top  :nervous:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Kismat.jpg)

I'll leave it up to you to guess what the heck is going on here. Yes, I'm in a frakking Taurvi (with afterburner, since its not fun without one). Yes, there are some things blurred out.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Urhm.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 12, 2008, 01:30:20 am
Err ... a Shivan ship with glowpoints? :wtf: It would take a lot of convincing to get me to like that :doubt:

Some of those nebulae look stretched too.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 12, 2008, 01:49:44 am
The nebulae look stretched 'caus I suck at doing backgrounds.  :lol:
I copied an existing one and change them names... :P

As for the glowpoints... what is wrong with Shivan ships with glowpoints? Ok, right. None of the stock ships have them...is that a problem?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 12, 2008, 01:53:13 am
Glowpoints ... just ... don't ... seem ... Shivan to me.  I doubt that the Shivans would have a reason to make their ships shine like christmas trees.  Glowpoints are usually used as guide lights or to supplement floodlights on a glowmap.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 12, 2008, 07:34:51 am
That looks like a Gigas.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on April 12, 2008, 07:40:15 am
The Twist of Fate demo is pretty close:

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2126/screen0018bs8.png)

This is an old screenshot and there are no glowmaps because I had just gotten 3.6.10 mediavp betas and the destroyer is textured for 3.6.9, but it shows the background. It has some grayish blues, some straight blues, and some purplish ones, but it's pretty gloomy compared to the colorful toothpaste smears of retail FS2.


Are those nebulas applied to background with the FRED2 nebula background system or are they a skybox texture? Looks like former to me, but I can't be sure...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 12, 2008, 07:48:01 am
That looks like a Gigas.

What does? Both the ships that Droid803 posted are from Inferno Release 1 (the first is a reskinned SD Kismat and the second is a SCv Scylla corvette)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 12, 2008, 08:54:23 am
Looks bigger than a Scylla. And it looks similar to the new Gigas. Or it may be your new jugg.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 12, 2008, 10:32:57 am
Looks bigger than a Scylla. And it looks similar to the new Gigas. Or it may be your new jugg.

Eh? How do you know how the new Gigas is?!?


Wow...great shots, Herra! :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 12, 2008, 11:05:48 am
The new Gigas looks like a Rakshasa on steroids? Right?

Glowpoints ... just ... don't ... seem ... Shivan to me.  I doubt that the Shivans would have a reason to make their ships shine like christmas trees.  Glowpoints are usually used as guide lights or to supplement floodlights on a glowmap.

I know, normal Shivan ships don't have glowpoints, but without them, I can't see the spine on the Kismat from some angles (and subsequently run into it). Then guide lights they are :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 12, 2008, 12:21:10 pm
Looks bigger than a Scylla. And it looks similar to the new Gigas. Or it may be your new jugg.

It's a Scylla. The target box even says "Scylla" if you look closely. The only reason it looks big is because he got really freaking close in that screenshot.

And, Mobius, Woomeister did show everyone a pic of the new Gigas a while back. It's no longer a secret what it looks like.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 12, 2008, 12:31:20 pm
Ah, that makes sense. The Rakshasish Gigas' no longer a secret.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 12, 2008, 04:31:46 pm
Looks bigger than a Scylla. And it looks similar to the new Gigas. Or it may be your new jugg.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Urhm.jpg)

This? It is the Scylla. Look at the target view.

Ah, that makes sense. The Rakshasish Gigas' no longer a secret.

Yeah well you wouldn't know better than anyone else since you're not on INF SCP staff.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on April 12, 2008, 04:32:46 pm
Also the prototype (discontinued)... New Gigas was posted as a size comparison chart shot, also a red star/nebula backround (sweet!)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 12, 2008, 05:09:53 pm
You mean...this thing?:
(http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/6554/mygigasbp3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 12, 2008, 05:11:53 pm
That's not the Gigas in any way shape or form.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 12, 2008, 05:17:50 pm
I know...
I was called a proto-gigas somewhere...and it looks cool...
I wonder if it still exists anywhere...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 18, 2008, 09:38:51 am
It was a gigas meant for another mod.

Can I have the in-game model? And there was another Shivan Gigas version, also old and for another mod.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 18, 2008, 03:06:48 pm
Yeah well you wouldn't know better than anyone else since you're not on INF SCP staff.

There was a distorted pic that didn't tell a lot about the model. I could easily understand, however, that it was Rakshashish.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 18, 2008, 03:10:21 pm
There was a distorted pic that didn't tell a lot about the model. I could easily understand, however, that it was Rakshashish.
No, that was the Vidhyadhar (another Shivan superjug).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 18, 2008, 03:15:24 pm
That WAS the Gigas, there was the name near it!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 18, 2008, 03:17:49 pm
There were normal, unscrambled pictures of the latest Gigas, man!

Post your picture and we'll see what it was. I'm sure it was either the Gateways battle (Ancients) or the Vidhyadhar (speaking of which, where the hell did Woo get that name?).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 18, 2008, 11:19:05 pm
This pic shows how the new gigas looks quite clearly...

http://inferno.hard-light.net/Screens/GigasR4-6.jpg (http://inferno.hard-light.net/Screens/GigasR4-6.jpg)

It was a gigas meant for another mod.

Can I have the in-game model? And there was another Shivan Gigas version, also old and for another mod.

I wants that one too...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 19, 2008, 07:50:55 am
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/Screens/GigasR4-6.jpg)
w...w...what? InfSuper05?!?! :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 19, 2008, 12:54:57 pm
There are more :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 19, 2008, 01:09:53 pm
No. Some supercaps are called like that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 19, 2008, 01:38:46 pm
There are more :eek2:
I only know of those 2, plus the extra ship, the Vidhyadhar. Dunno about the rest... ;7

(unless of course not all ships with the SuperCap is that size, in which case there would be a few I could name. Like the Amritaya, Vasudan Flagship and Sath).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 19, 2008, 01:50:24 pm
There are more :eek2:
I only know of those 2, plus the extra ship, the Vidhyadhar. Dunno about the rest... ;7

(unless of course not all ships with the SuperCap is that size, in which case there would be a few I could name. Like the Amritaya, Vasudan Flagship and Sath).
Is the Vidhyadhar the ship at the end of Blue Planet? The name seems to fit. (yes, I know the Ancients have been dropped.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 19, 2008, 01:51:52 pm
No, that's the Apocalypse from MT (reskinned).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 19, 2008, 02:00:32 pm
The Vidhyadhar is like a 18km Sathanas but with 6 or so arms.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 19, 2008, 02:03:40 pm
That I gotta see !
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 19, 2008, 02:46:10 pm
What is it with you people and huge Shivan ships?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 19, 2008, 03:05:09 pm
No idea. Big shivan ships are like drugs- you've seen one and can't stop looking for more, bigger shivan ships. Heck, I even drew a 50 kilometer shivan mothership in my physics notebook.

Oh, and by saying that there are other ships in INF SCP named INFSuper0# ( # meaning a number ), I meant other carriers or super-destroyers.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 19, 2008, 03:41:36 pm
No idea. Big shivan ships are like drugs- you've seen one and can't stop looking for more, bigger shivan ships. Heck, I even drew a 50 kilometer shivan mothership in my physics notebook.

QFT
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 19, 2008, 04:04:21 pm
Oh, and by saying that there are other ships in INF SCP named INFSuper0# ( # meaning a number ), I meant other carriers or super-destroyers.
Well, just guessing, I'd say the supercaps include Juggernauts and Flagships. So that gives Inferno:
INFSupercap01 = TSJ Icanus
INFSupercap0? = SJ Sathanas
INFSupercap0? = SJ Amritaya
INFSupercap0? = Vasudan Flagship
INFSupercap05 = SSJ Gigas
INFSupercap0? = SSJ Vidhyadhar

Back on topic. random shot of a Lindos (old)
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/9944/linfnew4jc.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 19, 2008, 04:25:37 pm
Nice and upside-down.  Suppose none of us will see it in-game until INFA2 or INFSCP :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 19, 2008, 04:45:09 pm
Needs to be desymmetricified.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 19, 2008, 05:19:00 pm
I agree on that one, actually.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on April 19, 2008, 09:54:42 pm
You can't really see any changes between the two pictures models.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 19, 2008, 10:12:41 pm
You mean you can't tell the difference.  Look at the INF R1 Lindos again (make sure it really is the old one). You should be able to tell the difference right away.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 19, 2008, 10:49:48 pm
The side with the platform and hangar is gone.
Instead, the other side has been mirrored over.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 19, 2008, 11:43:31 pm
Also the hull has more detail an the textures are a lot better.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 20, 2008, 12:07:57 am
I meant, aside from the obvious HTLification.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 03:02:04 am
Never liked the Lindos. Always prefered the Tereus.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 04:42:40 am
Never liked the Lindos. Always prefered the Tereus.
Why? The Tereus is not only ugly, but gets p4wned all the time.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 04:47:41 am
Right, lol.

I prefer the Lindos because it's ugly...but in a good way.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 05:08:42 am
Me like Lindos because it look big, but it not really big.

See:
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4006/screen39160fe.jpg)

(Me like ignoring lighting errors)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 06:20:40 am
I like the Tereus because:
1. It looks like a mean EA Orion ( which it is considered based on an Orion ).
2. The only destroyer that doesn't look ugly ( I really hate how the Lindos looks like ).

If the Lindos looked any better, I would drop the Tereus.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 06:22:31 am
2. The only destroyer that doesn't look ugly ( I really hate how the Lindos looks like ).
How does the Lindos look ugly?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 06:31:25 am
Well, to me, it just looks like a platform with beam cannons, instead of a destroyer. Doesn't strike the idea that it might be a destroyer. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was an instalation meant for defending nodes.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 06:34:32 am
It IS a platform with beam cannons instead of a destroyer.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 06:35:02 am
Well, to me, it just looks like a platform with beam cannons, instead of a destroyer. Doesn't strike the idea that it might be a destroyer. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was an instalation meant for defending nodes.
That's the whole point, it's a mobile weapons platform.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 06:37:58 am
Wasn't it an attack-only-and-run destroyer with fast-recharging jump drives and powerfull beam cannons ? Or did I play too much S:AH ?

Still dislike it
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 06:40:21 am
You played too much S:AH, which isn't INF canon.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 06:41:18 am
Wasn't it an attack-only-and-run destroyer with fast-recharging jump drives and powerfull beam cannons ? Or did I play too much S:AH ?
Yeah, you've been playing too much of that non-INF canon stuff. It was a mobile weapons platform, two of them are used to defend the Sol Gate from the GTVA in one of the INF SCP missions (called the Kiev and Rabin IIRC).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 06:43:30 am
Well, that explains a great deal then.  ;)

But still, I dislike the Lindos. And I doubt I'll change my opinion, unless I see it in action. In INF SCP that is.

P.S. To be honest, I think SAH is better than INF R1. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 07:01:38 am
But INFA1 > S:AH :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 07:13:46 am
But INFA1 > S:AH :P
Most people would disagree on that. But INFASA will be a lot better than S:AH Chapter 1 and 2, at least. INFA2 will p4wn 3 and 4, too. But I still respect BR's campaign. :)

P.S. To be honest, I think SAH is better than INF R1. :p
Kind of meh to that. I mean, the first campaign was win, but the later ones were kind of meh. It seemed like only the EA was progressing, no one else was going anywhere (sort of like Gaganas fighting Fenris cruisers). INFA2 will have the Jovian Coalition being a lot more three V one L.

But still, I dislike the Lindos. And I doubt I'll change my opinion, unless I see it in action. In INF SCP that is.
Well I'm sure it'll be interesting to see 2 skyscrapers jump in, then blow up a destroyer with a barrage of railguns and beams. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 07:30:13 am
1) If people prefer advanced craft over FS1 era ones S:AH's campaigns 3 and 4 might be considered better than INFA1, ok, but there are parameters other than "OMG! Look at the shipz!" to consider.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 07:30:52 am
They were progressing. But it was like this- they build lots of ships ( destroyers even ) and make their economy work out independant. Otherwise they'd be falling appart internally.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 07:34:53 am
Things will change completely in INFA2 but I can't tell you more about this.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 07:48:32 am
They were progressing. But it was like this- they build lots of ships ( destroyers even ) and make their economy work out independant. Otherwise they'd be falling appart internally.
So practically all the other factions stuck with lightly modified FS1 stuff while the EA made new crap?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 09:53:51 am
Yes. pre-EA GTA had it's favourite people from Sol brought to Earth for evacuation after all. At least that's what impression I got from the first few SAH campaign 1 missions.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 09:57:31 am
That might have happened in S:AH...

Don't forget that planets like Mars and satellites like Titan and Europa deserve special attention. We don't know if in the future Earth's population will stop growing or not, but the lack of natural resources should surely encourage emigration.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 09:59:20 am
Inner system planets are the most resource rich. Especially Mars.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on April 20, 2008, 09:59:42 am
A little less conversation, a little more action please.
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me.
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 10:05:06 am
Eh ?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on April 20, 2008, 10:07:03 am
He said "More ****ing screens, goddammit!".
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on April 20, 2008, 10:08:14 am
You don't know if Sol was the most populated Terran system in 2335 and you don't know if Earth was the most populated planet of Sol during that period.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 20, 2008, 10:11:49 am
I meant that INNER Sol planets had the most resources. And the most important people were taken to Earth to await evacuation.

Now I'd upload a pic from my SAH upgrade, but I only have older ones, and most of people who were watching my upgrade's progress saw them already.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 20, 2008, 11:51:11 am
I like the Lindos. It looks like its going to impale something...

===
but anyhow...
More pictures less text! lol.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 01:16:11 pm
A little less conversation, a little more action please.
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me.
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark.
Never gonna give you that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 20, 2008, 01:26:10 pm
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/asteroid.jpg)

A couple of Asteroids from the beta MediaVPs.  Shows a little environmental mapping on the surface.  The texture looks a bit odd in places, but they were not meant to be viewed this close up.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on April 20, 2008, 01:37:14 pm
Nice. :cool:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on April 21, 2008, 12:57:21 am
very nice.
Though it might make asteroid fields lag more than they already do.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on April 21, 2008, 12:58:57 am
It does, but they claim to have fixed that for the final release (mvps 3.6.10).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Charismatic on April 22, 2008, 11:46:05 pm
All urge for porn died, by seeing some very pritty screenshots. I gota do this more often.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 23, 2008, 02:57:23 am
I consider calling this 'FreeSpace Porn'.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 23, 2008, 11:25:38 am
It's only porn if you ...................


Nah, not worth the trouble.


That's all the incentive i need to DL the whole 3.6.10 beta VP she'bang this week/end.......
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on April 23, 2008, 12:06:18 pm
No, I don't.

I was j/k
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 24, 2008, 03:28:05 am
 :lol: so was i.................. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 02, 2008, 11:38:36 pm
Some more screens...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Assault01.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Kismat2.jpg)

Yea, 12.4 FPS...
That's what I get for viewing a BoE-ish scenario from an angle where everything is visible. (with no less than four HTL destroyers going at each other's throats). Don't ask about the blue Hecate.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on May 02, 2008, 11:50:42 pm
 :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on May 03, 2008, 06:01:23 am
Well isn't that just the -env tag so weapons fire gets over relected on teh ship's hull?

like when I fire subach over a white/silver ship it turns reddish then blue due to Doppler effect of weapon.

So whatever color your beams are hitting it, it soaks up that color.

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on May 03, 2008, 08:13:16 pm
Nice Hecate reskin ... with additional turrets too!  Is that available anywhere?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 03, 2008, 08:41:08 pm
Should I upload to FSMods?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on May 03, 2008, 08:44:48 pm
I don't see why not.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 03, 2008, 10:13:44 pm
What are the two Typhon-esque ships?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 03, 2008, 10:36:56 pm
The bottom one is an HLD Mefdef by TrashMan (its on Freespacemods).
The top one is a Typhon (only reskinned using TrashMan's HOL skins that came with the Mefdef)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on May 04, 2008, 03:32:27 am
Valarauko...Quenya for Balrog ;7

:yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on May 04, 2008, 08:10:36 am
I like the reskin of the Hecate. I was surprised that nobody even mentioned the Raynor. :yes: :yes:
 :yes:
 :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on May 04, 2008, 08:17:24 am
Is that the BP one?

also, upload that reyena.it looks good.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on May 05, 2008, 05:36:44 am
A bit of Nostalgia. I made a quickie glow and shine map for Proto-Gigas (dated I know).
Would have been a good shot if I had remembered to turn off hud.



[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 05, 2008, 05:48:43 am
What's with the SD Demon radar-model ?

Other than that, I loved the pre-release Gigas. It's main weapon should be that green subspace weapon. And it needed were better textures.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on May 05, 2008, 08:28:21 am
It's called a Cylon Base Ship, TOS Hades Class.

Ignore it.
  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 05, 2008, 08:49:53 am
I think I wouldn't have asked that if it wasn't called SD Demon.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on May 05, 2008, 02:11:04 pm
give us some more stuff based on that GTA vs HOL battle  :cool:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 05, 2008, 05:25:53 pm
give us some more stuff based on that GTA vs HOL battle  :cool:

Is that directed at me? The rest are just simple reskins at most, not even the turrets are edited.

I think I wouldn't have asked that if it wasn't called SD Demon.
Yea. Might want to change that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on May 06, 2008, 07:40:21 am
99% of my posts are wips or just crash tests. Raptor made a dedicated table, but for me it always crashed. I am trying to give a little help now and then to different projects, so don't expect everything I post to have everything polished. You'd be lucky if it has thrusters and a docking point... (never mind accurate shield icons or even a table name).

;)

OTOH, at least things progress...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 09, 2008, 04:32:48 pm
I love downloading random mods and making BoE battles with them...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on May 11, 2008, 01:16:10 pm
Horus normal map done... time for some fun. :)

(http://i28.tinypic.com/34gr5zk.jpg)

(http://i27.tinypic.com/2u3v77l.jpg)

(http://i29.tinypic.com/21jrbdw.jpg)

(http://i28.tinypic.com/2uhoav7.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 11, 2008, 01:19:57 pm
That looks great.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 11, 2008, 01:23:45 pm
What's with the :v: ?  :P

Lookin nice.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 11, 2008, 03:02:49 pm
What's with the :v: ?  :P

Lookin nice.
It's one of the squad logos.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 11, 2008, 03:10:10 pm
What's with the :v: ?  :P

Lookin nice.
It's one of the squad logos.
Damn, beat me to it.

And they look perfect ingame.

Lets see it out of a nebula, get a better look.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on May 17, 2008, 10:04:55 am
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7493/vis3yu4.jpg)
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4690/vis2qo2.jpg)
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9059/vis1wh0.jpg)
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5758/vis9vz5.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8755/vis7lx5.jpg)
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/8489/vis8vw3.jpg)
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4889/vis6ti0.jpg)
(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4111/vis5ee5.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on May 17, 2008, 10:29:03 am
what campaign, and is that new-new mediavps?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 17, 2008, 03:31:26 pm
what campaign
One of BR's Shivans campaigns.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BengalTiger on May 17, 2008, 05:43:24 pm
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/268/beztytuuud3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 17, 2008, 11:34:48 pm
what campaign
One of BR's Shivans campaigns.

Echo Gate...I think...

*snip*

Nice Earth.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on May 18, 2008, 12:34:56 am
Bengal, have you got that one in bigger size too?

Ashrak's shots are just... /me faints
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BengalTiger on May 18, 2008, 03:45:34 am
Found it here, along with a few other really good ones:

http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Sol:_A_History
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 18, 2008, 03:49:21 am
That's my SAH graphics upgrade. But I will have to replace Earth and Pluto with a skybox, which is much larger and in a much much higher quality.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ghost on May 18, 2008, 10:32:33 pm
That's my SAH graphics upgrade. But I will have to replace Earth and Pluto with a skybox, which is much larger and in a much much higher quality.

Thank you for that upgrade, by the way. S:AH is one of my favorite campaigns, even though I don't much care for Inferno itself.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on May 19, 2008, 07:36:48 am
im doing homesick today, gonna try to get media VP's to work with it beforehand though :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on May 19, 2008, 07:45:41 am
Bengal, have you got that one in bigger size too?

Ashrak's shots are just... /me faints



threse actually a bunch of color loss on some of them, stupid JPG format.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on May 19, 2008, 09:36:15 am
You mean... They're even BETTER? /me faints again
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on May 19, 2008, 10:08:41 am
ill compress to PNG today, gonna be bout a meg per img though :P


EDIT: afraid i have no webspace so i have to use imageshack, ill try to arrange a server formyself tomorrow :)

but for now

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1430/visvs9.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on May 19, 2008, 11:08:42 am
:jaw:

Those nebulae look awesome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 19, 2008, 03:28:37 pm
Those planets look weird. You should go and get Lightspeed's versions.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 19, 2008, 03:31:52 pm
That screen shot is from PI right? Second mission?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on May 19, 2008, 04:38:35 pm
Big on coming up: Be sure to click em for full rez :D

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9210/vis10jm5.jpg)
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/807/vis11hg3.jpg)
(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/4472/vis12of9.jpg)
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7640/vis13mj8.jpg)
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9930/vis14kq3.jpg)
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/3539/vis15ro2.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7807/vis16iu5.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/15/vis17je6.jpg)
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/4535/vis18ah9.jpg)
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4466/vis19ah4.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: RavenTS on May 21, 2008, 04:23:38 pm
Big on coming up: Be sure to click em for full rez :D
...
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9930/vis14kq3.jpg)
...

Yeah, this is a nice one!  :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on May 21, 2008, 08:56:44 pm
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/titanbeamz.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 21, 2008, 09:13:43 pm
"GTD Titan opening fire with our oversized AAAfs."  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on May 21, 2008, 09:16:30 pm
"GTD Titan opening fire with our oversized AAAfs."  :D

Interestingly enough those beams do use the AAA beam textures... ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 21, 2008, 11:22:59 pm
That's a modified version that uses the AAAf effect from adv effects.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 21, 2008, 11:48:41 pm
Dunno...I'd use VA's Lucifer Bombardment Beam for at least one of the textures...so it doesn't look exactly like a oversized AAAf...
Still pretty tho.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 23, 2008, 11:39:08 am
Big on coming up: Be sure to click em for full rez :D
Are those from Homesick? And it's kinda an indicator of the speed of improvement when the Loki has better textures/more polies that the Deimos.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on May 23, 2008, 12:15:41 pm
Big on coming up: Be sure to click em for full rez :D
Are those from Homesick? And it's kinda an indicator of the speed of improvement when the Loki has better textures/more polies that the Deimos.


yes they are, i modified the mod ini to use em :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on May 24, 2008, 09:20:55 am
Big on coming up: Be sure to click em for full rez :D
Are those from Homesick? And it's kinda an indicator of the speed of improvement when the Loki has better textures/more polies that the Deimos.

 :lol: I totally forgot it was called a Loki. I was wondering what fighter it was lol.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 27, 2008, 10:17:03 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Lolwhut.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Wrrr.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jr2 on May 28, 2008, 01:23:09 am
Sweet.  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on May 28, 2008, 02:46:51 am
Is it just me or is it kind of wierd to give a space faring ship a bottom?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on May 28, 2008, 05:44:43 am
No, that's just you :lol: What's the story of the Shivan Orion? Is it in a campaign?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on May 28, 2008, 09:04:15 am
No, that's just you :lol: What's the story of the Shivan Orion? Is it in a campaign?

NTD Tyrant. Looks like one.

Imo, it should read GTD Orion underneath. Cause its a GTVA design.

Nice screenshots anyway. Esp the last one with the Knossos. Whats that ship ?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Tantalus53 on May 28, 2008, 09:17:11 am
Check your Inferno R1 tech room under ancient ships... its a reskin of one of 'em. Darius used the same one in Blue Planet for one of the Vishnan vessels. Cant recall the name however...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 28, 2008, 09:36:29 am
Check your Inferno R1 tech room under ancient ships... its a reskin of one of 'em. Darius used the same one in Blue Planet for one of the Vishnan vessels. Cant recall the name however...

ACv Malia

@Droid803:
Try this texture combo for the Malia/Succubus - looks better ;) (and get rid of the additional enigne glows)
Scap01
CruisTileS5
Scap01
Scap01

and those shivanized NTF ships are sweet
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 28, 2008, 09:50:59 am
What campaign is that? Or is it just something random?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 28, 2008, 01:00:12 pm
Looks like an "NTF Returns" campaign.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on May 28, 2008, 01:31:17 pm
The Orion ... it looks familiar, because of the shape, yet because of the textures it looks alien. Familiar, yet not at the same time. Awesome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 28, 2008, 06:58:27 pm
@Droid803:
Try this texture combo for the Malia/Succubus - looks better ;) (and get rid of the additional enigne glows)
Scap01
CruisTileS5
Scap01
Scap01

You're right. It looks a lot better  :yes:

What campaign is that? Or is it just something random?
Its from my campaign in-the-making. The Orion was Inspired by Dark's Shivanized Orion (coincidentally called "Tyrant"), see here: http://www.wild666.freeserve.co.uk/ShivanFleet.jpg

Looks like an "NTF Returns" campaign.
Not quite... :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 28, 2008, 07:16:38 pm
Looks like an "NTF Returns" campaign.
Not quite... :P
Looks like a "Shivan Bosch Returns" Campaign.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 28, 2008, 08:51:55 pm
Looks like what Tech Superiority tried to be. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on May 29, 2008, 12:52:09 pm
Shivanized terran ships...that's what I did time ago with my of my campaigns, now on hold...

:yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 29, 2008, 12:58:04 pm
Earth Alliance ships in BluePlanet textures. And a terran textured ( BP textures ) Gigas. Anyone wanna see some ?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on May 29, 2008, 12:59:26 pm
I have EA ships with adv. EA textures...I don't know if it's the case of posting pics, though...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on May 29, 2008, 01:23:45 pm
No need to ask. This is a celebration of Freespace! Just post your SS!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 29, 2008, 02:44:47 pm
The good thing is- I compiled a large image with the most important ships. The bad things are- they're taken from PCS2 so textures look a bit less quality than they are, and imageshack died... The image is over 1mb, so I can't add it.

EDIT:
It works now. Here it is. Lvlshotted, so click on the image for full size.

(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/4107/bpeashipsip3.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: jdjtcagle on May 29, 2008, 02:59:51 pm
Cool :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 29, 2008, 05:27:25 pm
No need to ask. This is a celebration of Freespace! Just post your SS!
OK.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Die_Uniformen_der_Allgemeinen_SS.jpg/300px-Die_Uniformen_der_Allgemeinen_SS.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on May 29, 2008, 05:40:58 pm
Are those darker EA textures current?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on May 29, 2008, 06:16:54 pm
No, look at the Inf Eyecandy Thread.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on May 29, 2008, 10:12:48 pm
No need to ask. This is a celebration of Freespace! Just post your SS!
OK.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Die_Uniformen_der_Allgemeinen_SS.jpg/300px-Die_Uniformen_der_Allgemeinen_SS.jpg)
*facepalms*
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on May 29, 2008, 11:37:52 pm
lol. Nazi SS.

@ ShadowGorrath: what's the thing at the top left hand corner?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 02:09:31 am
SGSJ Gigas ?

Those are textures from BluePlanet.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2008, 08:11:44 am
Are those darker EA textures current?
Of course not, SG's not on the team.

Except for the Lycaon, all of them look cool.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 08:19:01 am
I will try to improve the current EA textures though. Shinemaps, glowmaps, high res textures and normal maps. TAKE THAT INFERNO TEAM ! Ok, disregard what I just said... When/If I bother myself to upgrade the textures, I'll only then do the victory dance.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on May 30, 2008, 10:03:16 am
Are those darker EA textures current?
Of course not, SG's not on the team.

Except for the Lycaon, all of them look cool.

Shame, they look much better.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2008, 01:19:48 pm
Shame, they look much better.
Eat:
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/Screens/Core/ECT-M06.jpg)
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/Screens/shipyard05.jpg)
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/Screens/shipyard07.jpg)
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/INFJuly02.jpg)
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/Screens/Lycaonhtl.jpg)
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4006/screen39160fe.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on May 30, 2008, 01:43:54 pm
The Lindos is still one of the most fuggly ships I've ever seen. No offense to its modeller and texturer, of course.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 02:06:37 pm
First and last screenies don't work. And to be honest, in the screenies, EA doesn't look as good as in INFR1 did. On the other hand, INFR1 EA needs a texture upgrade.

Oh, and the dark EA ships that I retextured ( the screenie I posted ) will be used in a distant mod I'm planning ( will start making it after I finish the Ancient-Shivan War )
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2008, 02:16:31 pm
First and last screenies don't work. And to be honest, in the screenies, EA doesn't look as good as in INFR1 did. On the other hand, INFR1 EA needs a texture upgrade.
:wtf:

You're saying the INFR1 EA looked better than the current ones? If so, you're a freak.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 02:42:14 pm
I'm saying that I dislike how the current EA looks like. And fix the first and last screenies.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ashrak on May 30, 2008, 03:12:21 pm
sory but infr1 models are outdated and lowpoly fuglyness :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 03:23:32 pm
Working with what we have . . . Inferno bastards only show screenies and never release anything. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2008, 03:37:20 pm
I'm saying that I dislike how the current EA looks like. And fix the first and last screenies.
lol, I replaced img with lvlshot... But also changed the filenames. My own stupidity is impressive.

But how can you say the old EA looked better? What do you mean? :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 03:42:45 pm
Just seem . . . Dunno, weaker, etc. Might be because of image compression. Try to upload a PNG of the Tereus ?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2008, 03:43:52 pm
I fixed the first pic which is of the Tereus.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 03:50:48 pm
It's a JPG or PNG ? Can't see now- writing through WAP.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on May 30, 2008, 03:54:18 pm
I think they're jpg.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 30, 2008, 04:00:39 pm
Which makes the colours lossy.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CaptJosh on May 30, 2008, 05:07:48 pm
I rather wish I could get the new Lindos into Sol: A History.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: admiral_wolf on June 23, 2008, 06:09:41 pm
Even an Admiral must hone their dog fighting skills once in a while especially when fighting the Admiral of the PVD Hammer.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on June 27, 2008, 04:20:04 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/NemNew.jpg)
I was bored, alright?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on June 27, 2008, 04:25:11 pm
Looks better than INF R1 at any rate ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on June 27, 2008, 04:26:44 pm
What mod is that?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on June 27, 2008, 04:31:40 pm
It's StrattComm's Fleet with an additional reskinned Hecate.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on June 27, 2008, 04:33:10 pm
It's StrattComm's Fleet with an additional reskinned Hecate.

I know what the ships are... I was asking wheter it was from any mod.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on June 27, 2008, 04:44:05 pm
Well, its from my own mod, I guess.
I should get a screenshot of the shine-mapped, glowpointed EA fleet too...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on June 28, 2008, 05:14:33 am
I know what the ships are... I was asking wheter it was from any mod.
It's Inferno Release 1, Mission "Nemesis" (second to last) with StratComm's ships.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on June 28, 2008, 05:17:02 am
I know what the ships are... I was asking wheter it was from any mod.
It's Inferno Release 1, Mission "Nemesis" (second to last) with StratComm's ships.

I think... I should have recognised that... Damn... I need to play FS2 for 20 hours per day instead of the usual 16 hours...  :shaking:

Well, its from my own mod, I guess.
I should get a screenshot of the shine-mapped, glowpointed EA fleet too...

You should. I'd like to see them, and it'd be good if they were EA-like to be included in SAH  :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on June 28, 2008, 05:22:07 am
Oh don't bother, INFA2 beats your maps automatically.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on June 28, 2008, 05:23:27 am
Oh don't bother, INFA2 beats your maps automatically.

And since there's no INFA2, those Droid803's EA maps win by default.  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on June 28, 2008, 05:27:13 am
No, INFA2's maps were made by DaBrain and FreeSpaceKing, and look better than anything I've seen. There will be normal maps too in a second moment.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on June 28, 2008, 12:07:56 pm
Droid803's maps win until someone shows us INFA2's maps :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on June 28, 2008, 12:11:13 pm
Oh don't bother, INFA2 beats your maps automatically.
Well, I know that. The HTL Models kinda help too.
However, INFA2 comes out after INFASA...which will probably be a while.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on June 28, 2008, 12:32:40 pm
So go and post now your EA maps, Droid ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on June 28, 2008, 12:43:44 pm
Problem is, I can;'t get a good screenshot of it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Vleh.jpg)

Nothing stunning. (I didn't get the glowpoints, oh well...you can see some of them on the "runway")
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on June 28, 2008, 05:14:33 pm
Those are pretty good.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 02, 2008, 11:12:11 am
These images might not be as good as the other ones, but oh well...

Lvlshotted

(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/2589/gtcvdeimoszd2.jpg)
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3381/gtdhecateug2.jpg)
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/5711/gtdhecate2yl0.jpg)
(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/4933/gtdhecate3qg6.jpg)
(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/8007/gtdorionak8.jpg)
(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/1249/gtdraynormz6.jpg)
(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4028/gtdraynor2rm2.jpg)
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/2661/gtdraynor3oo4.jpg)
(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3769/gtfkulassx2.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 02, 2008, 11:16:34 am
I guess I am the only one who thinks the Kulas is ugly.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 02, 2008, 11:31:13 am
I don't think the Kulas is ugly. But I dislike it for being weak.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on July 02, 2008, 01:28:20 pm
I guess I am the only one who thinks the Kulas is ugly.

I hate this design too :no: :no: :no: :mad2: :ick:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 02, 2008, 04:29:10 pm
I don't think the Kulas is ugly. But I dislike it for being weak.
Irrelevant, the statistics can be changed.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 05, 2008, 06:39:50 am
I don't think the Kulas is ugly. But I dislike it for being weak.
Irrelevant, the statistics can be changed.

Relevant when the statistics are campaign-specific! Ha!

Anyway, 8 more screenies to kill everyone's connection here. Don't worry about the bad-looking-things like the weapons from the certain faction here, cause the effect will be upgraded.

Lvlshot tags used, click on them for full size.

(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/2696/asw01yj3.jpg)
(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/6103/asw02kk7.jpg)
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/253/asw03ax1.jpg)
(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/6849/asw04en5.jpg)
(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/5949/asw05ty5.jpg)
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5273/asw06th2.jpg)
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1813/asw07ce2.jpg)
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3091/asw08mc1.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on July 05, 2008, 01:12:43 pm
NIce!

IMO the Lucy's beamglow should be a little bit bigger...

Also the fighters' trails look kinda weird...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 05, 2008, 01:52:45 pm
The fighter trails will be shorter. They look weird probably because my PC is old and renders everything badly...

The Lucifer's beam glow will be changed to a better- animated one.

And one more thing- the nebulas... I don't know why they are like this... I think it's because they're DDS, stretched out and my PC didn't show it well enough.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 05, 2008, 02:18:41 pm
The Lucifer's beam glow will be changed to a better- animated one.


You could just use the Vasudan one.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 05, 2008, 02:20:13 pm
That's the plan
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 05, 2008, 02:33:51 pm
The fighter trails will be shorter. They look weird probably because my PC is old and renders everything badly...
I like how they are long like that though. Makes them more alien.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on July 05, 2008, 02:48:36 pm
Hey, that's my planet! :p Keep up the good work, SG! I like the long trails too, actually...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 05, 2008, 04:08:19 pm
Yes. Nice planet :) :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on July 05, 2008, 04:29:58 pm
But it's too much zoomed at this screenshot. It's too small for skybox. It'd better look as normal background, not skybox map.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 05, 2008, 04:41:40 pm
It'll be seen as both
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on July 06, 2008, 06:15:55 am
Since INFA is every day closer to the release, well...

(http://inferno.hard-light.net/rc05-02.jpg)
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/rc05-01.jpg)

;7

ShadowGorrath: Those pics are fantastic! :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 06, 2008, 07:25:58 am
Since INFA is every day closer to the release, well...

(http://inferno.hard-light.net/rc05-02.jpg)
(http://inferno.hard-light.net/rc05-01.jpg)

;7

ShadowGorrath: Those pics are fantastic! :yes:


I went a long 'Woooooooow, shweeet!' when I saw these 2 screenies.

And thanks ^^
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 06, 2008, 07:29:40 am
I have nothing more to say except for ....

HOLY ****!!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 06, 2008, 07:34:54 am
Did Woo let you post those? :wtf:

Anyhow.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 06, 2008, 07:49:42 am
Well we know about the HTL Zagreus, never seen that pic though, and the cruiser (name escapes me) looks sweet.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 06, 2008, 07:57:11 am
Well they all have normal maps now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 06, 2008, 08:02:41 am
I see that. They look like grey Mars bars or something with the chunky map.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on July 06, 2008, 08:51:32 am
The cruiser's the GTC Tyr, if I remember right.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 06, 2008, 08:58:47 am
Yep, you're right.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on July 06, 2008, 09:01:10 am
in those screens, the players flying that new interceptor, right? the one with the herc nose mesh?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on July 06, 2008, 09:05:09 am
It's the GTF Alcaeus. :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: phreak on July 09, 2008, 10:05:32 pm
Some tests with the new lighting build.  See the recent builds forum.


(http://www.cs.kent.edu/~niannett/fso/aeolus.jpg)
(http://www.cs.kent.edu/~niannett/fso/asplode.jpg)
(http://www.cs.kent.edu/~niannett/fso/bastion.jpg)
(http://www.cs.kent.edu/~niannett/fso/deimos.jpg)
(http://www.cs.kent.edu/~niannett/fso/deimos2.jpg)
(http://www.cs.kent.edu/~niannett/fso/herc2.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 09, 2008, 10:09:28 pm
The poor Deimos in that third screenie.  He's gonna die anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on July 09, 2008, 11:50:59 pm
O.o :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 10, 2008, 03:01:04 am
Much nicer lighting with the beams there :yes: Reminds me of some of my past screenshots where i forgot my specific tags to get the beam lighting super awesome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 10, 2008, 11:34:30 am
Oooohh shiny.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on July 10, 2008, 02:40:42 pm
Too much light!!! Ahhh :no:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 11, 2008, 05:12:05 am
Too much light!!! Ahhh :no:
's better that way IMO.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BengalTiger on July 11, 2008, 07:49:47 pm
And I agree with shiv, the Orion should be as bright as it gets.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 12, 2008, 05:06:59 am
In that case you don't use that build.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 12, 2008, 10:59:19 am
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0017.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0020.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 12, 2008, 01:02:43 pm
I think that the beam effects still look like disco lights.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 12, 2008, 10:35:53 pm
Some what, I guess. But they're DISCO LIGHTS OF DOOM!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 13, 2008, 03:48:18 am
Especially the BFRed. Looks like I'm at some kind of crappy music concert.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 13, 2008, 12:10:56 pm
The adveffects ones don't look like that though. (Well, the muzzle glow thing does)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 14, 2008, 10:08:37 am
The muzzle glow for the 3.6.7 beams are great, but the beams associated with them aren't.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 14, 2008, 11:14:52 am
Yeah, its the fault of beam-white, I believe. Instead of being just 1 solid beam that looks cool, it's this funny double beam thing that moves around. This is what makes it look like a disco.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 14, 2008, 12:13:30 pm
Well, not a problem since we have the fuzzy beams now. :P
Only the SAAA and ULTRA-AAAf look like disco lights now :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 19, 2008, 02:22:48 pm
Just screwing around....


"This ain't your mother's science ship!"

"It's got a little surprise inside..."





[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 19, 2008, 02:24:51 pm
The Faustus took steroids and grew tumors, I see.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 19, 2008, 02:30:09 pm
Whoah. The MC75 looks like a cross between an 80b and a Viper Mk. VII.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on July 21, 2008, 09:01:40 pm
The Faustus is ready to fight for teh galaxy!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Insomniac34 on July 23, 2008, 08:55:09 pm
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5999/batt15ak2.th.jpg) (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=batt15ak2.jpg)

(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/8576/battle17yi0.th.jpg) (http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle17yi0.jpg)

(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5118/battle14he5.th.jpg) (http://img229.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle14he5.jpg)

those are my favorites...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 23, 2008, 08:59:10 pm
For the love of god, use lvlshot. That is retardedly huge.

(and what is with the "Click This! You Might Be Dumb"?)...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Insomniac34 on July 23, 2008, 09:11:05 pm
aww **** they werent meant to be that big  :mad:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Insomniac34 on July 23, 2008, 09:11:35 pm
i used imageshack what a peice of ****
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 24, 2008, 03:09:55 am
Don't double-post, please. There's that Modify option at the top-right hand corner of all your posts.

Back to the topic, I took a screenshot of this back when I was using SCP 3.6.7.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/33/GVD_Hatshepsut.png)

It's being used on Wikipedia now, with the caption "Vasudan ship designs feature distinctive earthly colors and rough edges, as shown by this Hatshepsut-class destroyer." :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 24, 2008, 07:55:01 am
In which article?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on July 24, 2008, 10:45:30 am
I hate those old, improved but still retail-like nebulas :no:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 24, 2008, 10:55:37 am
It's being used on Wikipedia now, with the caption "Vasudan ship designs feature distinctive earthly colors and rough edges, as shown by this Hatshepsut-class destroyer." :D
It's not on the GTVA or FS2 articles.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: GenericCorvette on July 24, 2008, 08:37:34 pm
FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeSpace_2_Source_Code_Project)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 25, 2008, 08:33:24 am
I think the other two images were taken by S-99.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on July 29, 2008, 06:55:26 am
In honor of the EBW release a little B5 humor...


No kids, it's not the Earth-Minbari War, Well not as you know it:

(Poor Boneheads, never head a chance)...  :lol:
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Star-Dragon/Sci-Fi%20amp%20Anime/nials.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 29, 2008, 02:09:46 pm
Since I feel like being weird, I'll post something random-ish. Not really a spoiler, as I'll likely give up before I get anywhere near finishing this. :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/hrmmmm.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 29, 2008, 06:36:34 pm
Uhh, wazzat?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 29, 2008, 07:04:27 pm
Looks like a sequel of INFA... ;7
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 29, 2008, 07:15:25 pm
No it doesn't.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 29, 2008, 07:16:51 pm
And it isn't. It's me fooling around with the Tennyson (on FSMods) and the Reliant (from TVWP).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 29, 2008, 11:43:42 pm
I think the other two images were taken by S-99.

The one of the sobek i took a while ago. There was a really cool one i took from transcend in an asteroid field that was on wikipedia, but they took that one down :no:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 30, 2008, 12:12:41 am
I think the other two images were taken by S-99.

The one of the sobek i took a while ago. There was a really cool one i took from transcend in an asteroid field that was on wikipedia, but they took that one down :no:

Why would they do that?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 30, 2008, 01:21:48 am
Because the people from around here that edit the article to keep it up to date and modify it probably was thinking about different pictures of the scp.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 30, 2008, 05:28:30 am
Why would they do that?
The same reason they have neglected to even mention the "I herd u liek Mudkips" meme on their Pokemon article. They're douches.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 30, 2008, 05:41:42 am
Why would they do that?
The same reason they have neglected to even mention the "I herd u liek Mudkips" meme on their Pokemon article. They're douches.

In short, Wikipedia has a bomber's worth of regulations. Rules like NOR (No Original Research), 3RR (Three-Revert Rule), NPOV (Neutral Point of View), N (Notability), V (Verifiability), CRUFT (Fancruft), CIVIL (Civility), AGF (Assume Good Faith), WAR (Edit War) and so on.

All these policies make editing the encyclopedia very frustrating, which is why I don't edit it that often nowadays. :no:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on July 30, 2008, 05:45:16 am
I edit it, just for the fun of seeing it getting reverted.

I've been blocked several times.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 30, 2008, 07:21:14 am
I edit it, just for the fun of seeing it getting reverted.

I've been blocked several times.

Well, if you've been editing as an IP, there's no way Wikipedia can block you indefinitely. :rolleyes:

A lot of good editors have left Wikipedia because of the tightening of the rules. It used to be very simple. Now, it isn't, and I don't know why.

In any case, let's get back on topic before the moderators come in.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 30, 2008, 12:32:47 pm
Well, then, post that asteroid pic here? :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 31, 2008, 02:11:35 am
I don't have my famous screenshots anymore. They all got deleted on an accidental formatting of the last fat32 partition i will ever use. I'll do a massive forum scouring seeing what i can find though. Speaking of which if anyone has the answering machine message i posted around here or finds it, i'd be greatfully appreciative.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 31, 2008, 02:13:21 am
I don't have my famous screenshots anymore. They all got deleted on an accidental formatting of the last fat32 partition i will ever use. I'll do a massive forum scouring seeing what i can find though. Speaking of which if anyone has the answering machine message i posted around here or finds it, i'd be greatfully appreciative.

Oh crap...that was a nice screenie. :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: bfobar on July 31, 2008, 12:58:40 pm
So I looked at the wikipedia entry on SCP and lo and behold, someone stuck my boxart recreation screenshot on the site! I should go back to that mission and try to stick in the destroyers in the background or something.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 31, 2008, 05:24:43 pm
Well lookie who found it :P
(http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/120/untitled43wz.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 31, 2008, 07:51:59 pm
Sync.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 31, 2008, 08:30:54 pm
That's Transcend!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on July 31, 2008, 08:43:04 pm
Oh right. Got my RA campaigns mixed up.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 31, 2008, 11:04:46 pm
Yes, that's the one.

When I first saw it, I thought it was a remake of Exodus. Then I saw that Poseidon. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on July 31, 2008, 11:44:48 pm
I resurrected a bunch of my screenshots. It was really cool. It also took a long time :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on July 31, 2008, 11:46:00 pm
Is it just me, or does that image cause a ForumFail?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on August 01, 2008, 02:08:29 am
Forum fail?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 01, 2008, 10:40:18 am
Yeah, I'm getting it too. Weekly maintenance must've messed it up...

No, wait, it looks alright now. Must be an issue at my end...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on August 08, 2008, 08:28:50 am
Since I feel like being weird, I'll post something random-ish. Not really a spoiler, as I'll likely give up before I get anywhere near finishing this. :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/hrmmmm.jpg)

droid, every time you post a screenshot, it somehow inspires me.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 09, 2008, 12:14:59 am
droid, every time you post a screenshot, it somehow inspires me.

Does it have to do with the engine trails, the free space, or that 999? ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on August 21, 2008, 06:28:59 am
Ok, here's a screenshot of the Pasmkit... Psimtik... Stick... PSAMTIK! I made it so that I can use it as a wallpaper on my PC. (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5561/afkatopw0.jpg) And I know that the nebulae look bad, AND that it isn't with normal maps, as my PC can't show them.

Lvlshotted screenshot:
(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/459/gvdpsamtikuu6.jpg)

P.S. There's another hidden screenshot in this post.
  :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 21, 2008, 06:46:49 am
I cant find it. I'm gonna quote you, read the source. Then not post the quote.. Cheating for the win. MUAHAHAH!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 21, 2008, 08:51:43 am
:ha::ha::ha::ha::ha:

Found it without cheating!

/me sees the hidden image.

Hoo, my! The AF Kato never looked this cute. :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on August 21, 2008, 09:25:36 am
Congrats

The Kato and the Ancient capital ships now have very pretty textures now, with normal maps, courtesy of freespaceking.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on August 21, 2008, 09:49:48 am
The Kato and the Ancient capital ships now have very pretty textures now, with normal maps, courtesy of freespaceking.
And the INFA team for releasing it to public.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 21, 2008, 11:30:13 am
And the INFA team for releasing it to public.

Yes, that too. The Akrotiri is probably the most over-used Ancient warship to date. :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 27, 2008, 10:45:22 am
Double-post. :D

I've added 26 screenshots of different mods to my Cloud. Take a look (https://cid-78eece80a0658c61.skydrive.live.com/). :)

The following is my favourite debrief screen of all time...

(http://8vtu0a.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pXCWhCMrsgmpgOgf2zuXxVmFNzHs-Fn5FyTDChZ-ly3EyCBbomiXg26aJXkp1UumxpB7xnkcyDRQ/M3_Debrief.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on August 27, 2008, 11:25:39 am
DEM? JAD?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on August 27, 2008, 11:27:19 am
Definitely JAD.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on August 31, 2008, 02:12:03 am
Definitely JAD.

I definitely going to play it now.  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 31, 2008, 03:39:43 am
Strange stuff happens when Goober is part of a mod's development team... ;)

(http://izf46a.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pFtPWRSJFOoXxA60DA2zPvuQbTBUhoh7hzrNSvNoxjaKuIsJBxjqxyJQX6SSsLPDaBnJLUIoKZiE/Strange_Events_1.png)

(http://izf46a.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pFtPWRSJFOoUP70K7Ozcf1k9039YiGkVnKgT48-wvnmuexuiG67QcVEQ_a552HqbkkTPtMCrSujE/Strange_Events_2.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on August 31, 2008, 03:53:19 am
O.o
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on August 31, 2008, 02:03:21 pm
Yeah, TVWP guys failed to realize you could read the messed up ship and wing names in the history even if you have no targeting computers. Or, they just left the stuff in as an easter egg.

---
F*CK DAMN BFREDS.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/OhYeah.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on August 31, 2008, 02:05:31 pm
Well they're prettier than ever.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on August 31, 2008, 07:47:49 pm
Looks like bullets of light along the edges.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: pecenipicek on August 31, 2008, 07:51:55 pm
RUKAVICA?!? who the hell names the wing "Glove"...



(rukavica meaning glove in croatian...)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on August 31, 2008, 09:25:42 pm
I'm sure Rukavica was a cool name right up until you spoiled it for all of us ...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on August 31, 2008, 09:41:10 pm
I'm sure Rukavica was a cool name right up until you spoiled it for all of us ...

      I'm pretty sure that "Rukavica" means "Destroyer of Worlds" in Latvian.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Retsof on August 31, 2008, 09:54:29 pm
Latvian...  Where the heck is Latvia?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on August 31, 2008, 10:47:26 pm
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rukavica

heh. It's glove.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: pecenipicek on September 01, 2008, 05:21:04 am
I'm sure Rukavica was a cool name right up until you spoiled it for all of us ...

      I'm pretty sure that "Rukavica" means "Destroyer of Worlds" in Latvian.
i'm also pretty sure that "Akalabeth Angel" means "Idiot" in some obscure middle-dickian language.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on September 01, 2008, 05:29:11 am
I'm sure Rukavica was a cool name right up until you spoiled it for all of us ...

      I'm pretty sure that "Rukavica" means "Destroyer of Worlds" in Latvian.
i'm also pretty sure that "Akalabeth Angel" means "Idiot" in some obscure middle-dickian language.

     Some people can't take a joke :ick:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 01, 2008, 05:45:35 am
F*CK DAMN BFREDS.

Now that's epic! :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on September 01, 2008, 06:29:03 am
RUKAVICA?!? who the hell names the wing "Glove"...



(rukavica meaning glove in croatian...)
In polish RĘKAWICA
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 01, 2008, 06:57:59 am
F*CK DAMN BFREDS.

Was that the SD Thing Oh My God?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: pecenipicek on September 01, 2008, 07:50:28 am
I'm sure Rukavica was a cool name right up until you spoiled it for all of us ...
      I'm pretty sure that "Rukavica" means "Destroyer of Worlds" in Latvian.
i'm also pretty sure that "Akalabeth Angel" means "Idiot" in some obscure middle-dickian language.

     Some people can't take a joke :ick:
with a good reason :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on September 01, 2008, 08:07:21 am
that lucifer shot looks awesome on a mac with the colors inverted... yes, i read that thread. and the only computer with working internet is... a mac.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 02, 2008, 10:10:16 pm
Here comes a Terran Probe:

(http://kn49fg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pIdsbZsrI2nEtBVrY3BRgqN3DopO8so7QNgoOVTObcy_mQizpuVX6Vb5ds0p9xMrnrkiwkEgJIv8/Terran_Probe_002.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on September 02, 2008, 10:14:57 pm
Thing needs a shinemap...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on September 02, 2008, 10:35:56 pm
is the texture on the gun supposed to be that stretched?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on September 02, 2008, 10:53:08 pm
is the texture on the gun supposed to be that stretched?

It looks like whoever mapped it was just being lazy...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on September 02, 2008, 11:05:09 pm
Also, that's not a gun. (iirc)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 03, 2008, 06:51:31 am
Also, that's not a gun. (iirc)

Oh ok so that texture is meant to be stretched.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 04, 2008, 02:34:21 am
Uploading a lot of stuff into my cloud, including old pictures taken from retail 1.2 and FS2_Open 3.6.7. I've also managed to screencap the small ship icons on the HUD without the shield quadrants. At the moment, however, I'm uploading stuff I screencapped from the Ship Viewer in INFR1 on FS2_Open 3.6.9, so I'll just put up some pictures to distract you: :p

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p5NiqqzGXqqIOgh__tqgAog9LkIhLUcPsk3gYzJxm-bSc1fH3CxuuDZxcUKYNSR16b95gIS0zIEs/AC_Gordia_001.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pZQ_Yl4r26_Q9BnbVzQSNKCHrvVIfDXrZTdsbUmv1ZTsQ8QOO_OUkqfe8rNRV6Evw5HxB4PONfUM/AC_Heraklion_001.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pUBMsb7VjPfMOG7msgqUCJIFvCLs4e917GragygKW2lsh2RbOzODwsHG5Xu1vTg-LDJ8mCDTGZRQ/GTF_Cyone_001.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p4EQ7Y42vGupoJwSc3r7-V5pJc2XZm_wiqbTtkhY7lYIBNTXNPAGgU8McfgjdKX6rKiB8KaFA3LQ/GTCa_Warlock_002.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pDnc-oX-O3CAKrQFCqScA-f6KwGRllzaaeKbUPUG_1odZV-3aOaLyGeNBeO__G3o4AENo4aOI3w8/GTF_Keres_001.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pefqxwg2rng52JPTpiq2cKKtG33ijKq0qv3jZuagf21Y3QG78Mq-vZaLUsocdiULrzltgmENlJCI/GTF_Perseus_Adv._002.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pTGhGa2AUsKpCxq7dVcRjT9Qs6-muE_s8Dg92HFuHdLlqGgdudgBK7C4iyldn1bL4wUezbGL7GMw/GTSD_Odin_003.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1phBcORXrbP1eOJgaGsYbaU-wo0Iwz1kt_b3M_P0tnG9r4HxU4iz2oBKzRHCjCtpy5VSAVa7Tx6ZE/GVCa_Tanen_001.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1phxUTlGGhu_sLQ6TDIn9Po0s8fH--P2qF2ogNQxfjNWUhhC8YcWiJcjyC0jpw5s0qLpVJnS3iSws/SCa_Shiamak_001.png)

(http://w1llua.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pjNGG-R6J7ZMTmGCKwC287Bauh7Ild5r6ZPn6EPqrLJ_3SkyspnbPgNkXvCNLsUbBj_HKH7UfnH4/RVF_Mihos_001.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 04, 2008, 03:15:47 am
Double post. :D

I've uploaded some of my old screenshots and pictures into my Cloud. Back then, I was so impressed by the GTF Ares, GTVA Colossus and SJ Sathanas that I decided to make a generic statistics sheet for them that can also double up as wallpaper. Here they are:

(http://hijrrg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p52R8ETBjtiMlN10zVUcQ57Z10gqZi6dxialIb9mC2_fEwcO-ASYhm4h9_IljHeEPalw4Zi5mq0U/FS2_Colossus_w_Stats.PNG)

(http://hijrrg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pBL2Mj855WiNSzhooy09TCIZDaQq_ao4JPGTD653kzZlMVOWiQlP4I-1QHClVPgbcUC3l9vJoyvQ/GTF_Ares_w_Stats.PNG)

(http://hijrrg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pZdpJHtbGIyBUnjABl81V_gvcLOi_RaLWBuGH3d3kyZbe62Ut-tp1xgL5b6dteu92H7a-_FfMXGI/SJ_Sathanas_w_Stats.PNG)

I've added a lot of stuff to my Cloud over the past couple of weeks. Use the link in my signature to go there.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 10, 2008, 09:14:00 am
I like the Colossus one

Now, de-classifying information for your own safety.

(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/8362/zderadicatorpresentatioon7.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on September 10, 2008, 09:59:34 am
W.
T.
F.


The reflection should be a little bit more transparent IMO. It looks like glass right now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 10, 2008, 01:04:08 pm
If you spelled those 3 letters backwards, then I'd be more pleased.

I guess I should fix the shinemaps. Though tell me what you think of the ship disregarding the shinemaps.

P.S. It has no backstory, other than that I was in the mood to NTF-HOL-Shivanise a terran ship.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on September 10, 2008, 06:20:46 pm
W.
T.
F.

Indeed.



The textures just aren't working for me.  I think it would benefit from something better than muted Blue Planet textures with reddish glowmaps :doubt:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 11, 2008, 12:15:06 am
Even flying small destroyers is allowed in The Babylon Project. :D

(http://zq7sia.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pLUEla2Lnz8dro3IQGya2IWYXiVFNChVV4DZ4ZAXNC0QGnUkRyjNWlvnJnmrJvdCN7aqbvvp4JMA/ISA_Whitestar_001.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 11, 2008, 07:29:31 pm
Quote from: An[quote author=Jack Burton

A celebration of Freespace
« on: 20-07-2004, 12:06:08 »

Not bad for a topic four years old

*remembers Word Assocition [whimper] nevah 4get :( [/whimper]

I think the fact this (possiblyy 2nd gen)  thread is twice the age ofd my first born nephew is pretty good testament to FS2  :yes:

I'm getting sentimental and tired........
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 11, 2008, 09:42:58 pm
The game is more than half my age. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on September 12, 2008, 11:13:15 am
Quote from: An[quote author=Jack Burton

A celebration of Freespace
« on: 20-07-2004, 12:06:08 »

Not bad for a topic four years old

*remembers Word Assocition [whimper] nevah 4get :( [/whimper]

I think the fact this (possiblyy 2nd gen)  thread is twice the age ofd my first born nephew is pretty good testament to FS2  :yes:

I'm getting sentimental and tired........

Hmpf, I hope your nephew doesen't know about your drinkind tours.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 12, 2008, 12:35:05 pm
I taught his dad, I already got first dibs on buying his first "proper pint"  If his dad denies me the right i will instigate squaddy law and buy him his first stripper instead (no paint :rolleyes: )
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on September 12, 2008, 01:22:41 pm
I taught his dad, I already got first dibs on buying his first "proper pint"  If his dad denies me the right i will instigate squaddy law and buy him his first stripper instead (no paint :rolleyes: )

Yo... WT...
Whatever. It's your nephew.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 12, 2008, 01:26:38 pm
WT = white trash?
 
Anyway back to FreeSpace. . . . Yay FreeSpace.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on September 12, 2008, 08:28:52 pm
WT= What The?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 12, 2008, 10:28:31 pm
The game is more than half my age. :D

You're 4.5 years old?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on September 12, 2008, 10:59:07 pm
The game is more than half my age. :D

You're 4.5 years old?

You fail at mathemathics. :P

Game's age = G
Androgeos' age = A

G > ½A  ["Game's age is more than half my age"]


2G > A

G = 9 years (rounding up the exact days,1999-12-03 to 2008-09-13)

A < 2G

A < 18


Solution: Androgeos is younger than 18. Not 4.5 years old. :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on September 13, 2008, 02:47:05 am
The game is more than half my age. :D

You're 4.5 years old?

You fail at mathemathics. :P

Game's age = G
Androgeos' age = A

G > ½A  ["Game's age is more than half my age"]


2G > A

G = 9 years (rounding up the exact days,1999-12-03 to 2008-09-13)

A < 2G

A < 18


Solution: Androgeos is younger than 18. Not 4.5 years old. :lol:

Masterful execution of... algebra I guess. :yes:
Wrong post, but I'm currently listening to some anti-rascist party hip-hop music... Moving stuff. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHJYh0Liun0)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 13, 2008, 07:09:48 am
You fail at mathemathics. :P

Game's age = G
Androgeos' age = A

G > ½A  ["Game's age is more than half my age"]


2G > A

G = 9 years (rounding up the exact days,1999-12-03 to 2008-09-13)

A < 2G

A < 18


Solution: Androgeos is younger than 18. Not 4.5 years old. :lol:
Wow, that's the first practical use of algebra I've ever seen. Good job. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 13, 2008, 09:47:47 am
"The game is more than half my age"

This is where phrases like this totally take up my dyslexia. It's one of those things i didn't know how to totally understand because it's not written clearly enough for me. I understand it now of course. What i had in my head was that fs2 has been around since 1999 which was 9 years ago. So if the game was more than half his age is the part i got confused on. I was like ok, half of nine years is 4.5 years, and he'd be less slightly less than that :p Of course i know people that young aren't on the hlpbb. As well as i know what andogeous wrote wasn't a joke either. I didn't know hot computer what he said in my brain properly :lol:

An insight to dyslexia. It gets slightly different than this most of the time.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on September 15, 2008, 07:54:38 am
All that Maths hurt my headz...  :D

Anyway, Shadow: Is the base model a ... Raynor? (Sorry I had to ask).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 15, 2008, 07:57:39 am
Yea, it's pretty obvious that it's a Raynor model. Just recoloured maps.

And to everyone else: less talk, more pictures. FreeSpace pictures that is.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 15, 2008, 08:34:12 am
Fs2 - it's like getting a sperm to the egg.

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4301/97496534uq3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on September 16, 2008, 03:02:22 am
Yeah, you already posted that picture.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 16, 2008, 03:51:43 am
That's fine because you expect all games to have 2008 era graphics.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 16, 2008, 04:26:14 am
Which part of the Sathanas is that, anyway?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 16, 2008, 05:26:50 am
The fighterbay right before i died.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 17, 2008, 07:15:17 am
Making fun of the Hedetet:

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4480/zod2mu1.png)
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5117/zod3ig2.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 17, 2008, 07:39:53 am
I just saw the face on that :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 17, 2008, 08:36:58 am
I see it too. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on September 17, 2008, 12:03:28 pm
:lol:

Eye lazorz.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 18, 2008, 10:14:54 pm
"Hold A to charge your LAZER!" *BOOM*
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 19, 2008, 01:08:11 am
H0w k0m3 w3Re p!r4t3$ 411 0f 4 $udd3N
1 k4n D0dge !t.
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on September 19, 2008, 01:17:13 am
Oy! You there! Stop that, this instant!
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 19, 2008, 12:32:06 pm
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6064/shivanpd9.png)

I got to stop posting random tech lab/PCS2 images, and start showing more in-game stuff.
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on September 19, 2008, 12:38:24 pm
By Davy Jones's Locker!

Actually, the stern looks rather Ancient to me, instead of Shivan. But it's a :yes: !
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: Admiral_Stones on September 19, 2008, 03:22:31 pm
ANOTHER Sathanas-Ravana-Rakshasa kinda ship?
Don't get me wrong though, excellent work :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 19, 2008, 03:27:05 pm
That's a reskinned Nightmare ship.
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 19, 2008, 03:31:39 pm
Yea. Does it look any good as a Shivan ship?
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: Rick James on September 19, 2008, 03:35:02 pm
The winsome lass has too many pointy bits.
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on September 19, 2008, 05:18:35 pm
Arr. The lass be lookin' like that for a reason. There were a restriction on ye vessels of old, FSO hadn't the man-jacks t' swab the decks o' a hulk like tha'!
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 19, 2008, 05:53:28 pm
I'd reskin it to be an organic looking ship because that ship only the head of it looks shivan, and ass end is not shivan. Now we know that shivans do breed with other species.
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: Rick James on September 20, 2008, 01:56:19 am
I'd reskin it to be an organic looking ship because that ship only the head of it looks shivan, and ass end is not shivan. Now we know that shivans do breed with other species.

"Oooh, Carl..."
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 20, 2008, 04:20:09 am
The Shivans are Carl's bastards.
Title: Re: A celebration o' Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 20, 2008, 08:06:50 am
I'd reskin it to be an organic looking ship because that ship only the head of it looks shivan, and ass end is not shivan. Now we know that shivans do breed with other species.

"Oooh, Carl..."
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/6474/carlwh7.jpg)
You know it ;) At least shivans apparently attempting to breed with other species....... :shaking:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 20, 2008, 08:08:13 am
:rolleyes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 20, 2008, 09:45:21 am
A black widow with a drill. Nice. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 20, 2008, 11:18:42 am
Well, there's the first screenshot for this page.....
:rolleyes:
SPAM!

Carl's just confused in that picture. He drank a little too many mojitos and thought that he was a human underwear model. So that's what's up with the pink thong in the left side of the pic posing...........with hair. And in the right side of the pic was snapped during hall fight in which still under the influence of two mojitos (carl doesn't have much of a tolerance) was drunkenly running down the catwalk. Anyway, little to his embarrassment he didn't realize that it was in fact a shivan warship corridor.

To carl's aid was his shivan buddies running after him to get him to go back to his ceiling/room to sober up and try to avoid one hell of an embarrassing first contact with another species in the last 8000 years for them. His buddies failed, and well the humans got really scared. One shivan tried to shake hands with a human, but doing a formal shake with the white glowy blade like shivan thingy didn't work. The last shivan tried to take a picture of a human, but the flash bulb was a little overkill. Oh man, that last shivan will have totally an overexposed pic of a skeleton in mid vaporization.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 20, 2008, 11:27:51 am
Stop rolling your eyes, people, or they'll fall out of your eye sockets and explode. Then, I'll make sure that people who post the Vasudan pin-up poster, or the image of Carl, don't get any of my mods. Have a nice day :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on September 20, 2008, 12:09:43 pm
Must save the thread from the depths of spam!
I really didn't want to post this yet, but oh well. The final product has changed from this, so I realized I don't care anymore.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/ATMOSH.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on September 20, 2008, 12:10:57 pm
SOC Galatea?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 20, 2008, 12:31:09 pm
Must save the thread from the depths of spam!
I really didn't want to post this yet, but oh well. The final product has changed from this, so I realized I don't care anymore.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/ATMOSH.png
I love that atmosphere effect. Top notch, Steve.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 20, 2008, 06:22:32 pm
Have anything to do with the 158th mod?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on September 20, 2008, 06:27:51 pm
I don't like the reskin very well.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on September 20, 2008, 06:40:25 pm
 :drevil: hmmm... i think i know...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rick James on September 20, 2008, 11:44:44 pm
The Orion's fighterbay is on the wrong side of the destoryer in that pic.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on September 20, 2008, 11:49:14 pm
Also the turrets only have two barrels.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 21, 2008, 01:22:58 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/ATMOSH.png)

:yes2: :nod: :yes:

How did you do that? Scale a planet to 30? :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on September 21, 2008, 02:17:49 am
The Orion's fighterbay is on the wrong side of the destroyer in that pic.
The fighterbays are on both sides, so I guess it's an Orion Mk2. Which also accounts for the double-barreled turrets.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 21, 2008, 02:31:18 am
That's not an Orion Mk. II. The Orion Mk. II is more symmetrical, has a curved front and a forward-mounted barrel gun.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 21, 2008, 05:55:53 am
That's not an Orion Mk. II. The Orion Mk. II is more symmetrical, has a curved front and a forward-mounted barrel gun.
I think you're talking about Hamano's Orion PHASE 2, that looks like a reskinned TrashMan Orion Mark II (or Orion Advanced or whatever). Either way it looks like it's trying to be the Auriga.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on September 21, 2008, 09:53:28 am
Yes, I'm fully aware that this are the 3.6.8 mediavps and that the nebula is behind me (yes, there is one).
But when are the improved stars (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,45736.msg1042655.html#msg1042655) going to be available for use? If they are already, how do I use them?

(http://i35.tinypic.com/k2jnn5.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on September 22, 2008, 03:58:55 am
They're in the 3.6.10 betas. You could probably just copy them and use them with 3.6.8 if you don't want to deal with the bugs in the beta release, or you could hunt down all of the fixes needed to play with 3.6.10.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 23, 2008, 02:29:55 pm
(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/7809/soc002ew3.png)
(http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/357/soc001ab7.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 23, 2008, 05:31:09 pm
EYE-CANDY!

:jaw:

That's not a Hecate, is it?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on September 23, 2008, 05:52:56 pm
a reskinned one, yes.

Hecate in-game? probably no. it at least has a table hack.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Arkangel on September 24, 2008, 12:26:59 am
What graphical level was that, was that full anisotropic and anti aliasing?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 24, 2008, 12:51:43 am
None. My PC is too old for that.

EDIT: Now that I'm at home.

No anti-alliasing. Highest graphical levels my PC can get.

And this is a SOC Hecate, in-game. An upgraded/retrofitted Hecate that's used by the SOC.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on September 24, 2008, 02:50:17 pm
So THIS is your supa-secret mod!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 24, 2008, 02:56:37 pm
Not really. My supa-secret mod is something better. If anyone's interested, I guess I can make a screenie or something?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on September 24, 2008, 05:30:11 pm
That's a prequel for the super secret mod.
So is my picture of the atmosphere.
But they are separate.

Let that be a hint.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 25, 2008, 03:49:38 am
Not really. My supa-secret mod is something better. If anyone's interested, I guess I can make a screenie or something?

Well, I suppose a screenshot would be appropriate for this thread... :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on September 25, 2008, 03:57:39 am
Shadow can I borrow that re-skinned Hecate model?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 25, 2008, 04:42:47 am
Ask Droid803- he made it for the SOC mod ( which I'm thinking of canceling in favour of ASW and the other ).

I should post a screenie or two later today.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 25, 2008, 01:15:08 pm
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED LEVEL RHO. UNAUTHORISED ACCESS IS PUNISHABLE UNDER THE GTVA SECURITY ACT, DENEB CONVENTION, SECTION 21-3-5.

(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/356/ew001xa3.jpg)
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5921/ew002ss8.jpg)
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5698/ew003kq5.jpg)
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9206/ew004sm0.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: tinfoil on September 25, 2008, 01:53:28 pm
 :jaw:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on September 25, 2008, 02:15:34 pm
Where did you get that cool HUD elements?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 25, 2008, 02:34:06 pm
Ghost revenants and probably FS2 demo.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rick James on September 25, 2008, 02:37:43 pm
That was so awesome my teeth melted.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: tinfoil on September 25, 2008, 02:47:02 pm
where do i find that HUD
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on September 25, 2008, 02:56:35 pm
Could you upload that HUD somewhere?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 25, 2008, 03:08:53 pm
Ghost Revenants. On fsmods.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on September 25, 2008, 03:27:45 pm
Ghost revenants and probably FS2 demo.

Uh? The FS2 Demo has a normal HUD...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 25, 2008, 03:32:23 pm
It has a few unique HUD elements. Like the lock animation.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on September 25, 2008, 06:09:23 pm
wait... i see titan in those screens... you named the sirona titan? YAY!!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on September 25, 2008, 06:14:00 pm
I think the Titan is the Reyena, due to it being centered in the screen.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on September 25, 2008, 06:14:48 pm
aw.... well, beats  being an amazon....
oh crap...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 25, 2008, 06:53:14 pm
You were flying the Perseus Advanced! :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on September 26, 2008, 05:52:14 am
Four screenshots of a rapid firing BFRed strapped to an Elysium...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom2.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom5.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom3.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom4.jpg)


And just for kicks, a Dragon in a nebula.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/dragon.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Commander on September 26, 2008, 06:40:46 am
A new commandment of the HLP:


Thou Shalt Not Disrespect ShadowGorrath.

Gaze upon his mods and be amazed :eek:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on September 27, 2008, 03:59:17 am
Can I disrespect you instead?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 27, 2008, 05:13:53 am
Can I disrespect you instead?

What is that supposed to mean?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 28, 2008, 12:48:25 am
Is this Lightspeed's nebula (attachments)?

Oh, and I took the second picture because of some small thing.

[attachment deleted by ninja]
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on September 28, 2008, 12:54:38 am
No.  Lightspeed's Nebulae are the background nebula bitmaps that you see in non-nebula missions.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on September 28, 2008, 02:25:00 am
Is this Lightspeed's nebula (attachments)?
(http://omglol.kerrolisaa.com/1/4668.gif)

See the red things on the background here (http://www.freespacemods.net/e107_files/public/fs2stockmissionswithlsnebulae.jpg)? Those are Lightspeed's Nebulae.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 28, 2008, 02:39:06 am
Ahh okay. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 28, 2008, 03:19:53 am
Four screenshots of a rapid firing BFRed strapped to an Elysium...
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom2.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom5.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom3.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/boom4.jpg
Pff, that's no match for the GTC Escargot.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on September 28, 2008, 06:40:06 am
O-rly ?

The GTT Illownyourass has 1000000 hitpoints too.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on September 28, 2008, 07:13:28 am
Ok let's leave it at that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on September 28, 2008, 11:19:49 pm
OK.  I figured it's time I got back into the screenshot business...

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/nareos.jpg)

One person has expressed concern about the color of the nebulae, but I figured I should post this and see what people think...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 29, 2008, 02:03:12 am
Reminds me of the beginning of Singleplayer in Freelancer, only in red. You can see the intro for that here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtORKhK5nqo).

Alternatively, I feel that it's quite good.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on September 29, 2008, 07:07:04 am
OK.  I figured it's time I got back into the screenshot business...

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/nareos.jpg)

One person has expressed concern about the color of the nebulae, but I figured I should post this and see what people think...
Awesome shot :) Reminds me some Star Wars atmosphere, don't know why. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on September 29, 2008, 07:45:16 am
Hey, I'm using it as well :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Lt.Cannonfodder on September 29, 2008, 11:15:38 am
One person has expressed concern about the color of the nebulae, but I figured I should post this and see what people think...
It feels a bit too much like someone got trigger happy with the saturation tool in Photoshop  :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: pecenipicek on September 29, 2008, 12:38:12 pm
i actually like that background XD
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on September 29, 2008, 12:38:27 pm
i actually like that background XD
Same.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on September 30, 2008, 08:02:50 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0014.jpg)
Just something that has been hiding in my screenshot folder.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on September 30, 2008, 09:38:12 pm
What happens when docking orders go horribly, horribly wrong:

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj1/PD_Top_Gun/FreeSpace/jam1.png)

(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj1/PD_Top_Gun/FreeSpace/jam2.png)

(The mission should be rather self-evident. :p)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on September 30, 2008, 09:48:20 pm
:wakka:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 30, 2008, 09:51:21 pm
:wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on September 30, 2008, 11:54:07 pm
I can't seem to find a recent build that supports normal maps.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on October 01, 2008, 12:05:10 am
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0014.jpg)
Just something that has been hiding in my screenshot folder.

Does the beams from your picture come from the Mediavps 3.6.10 beta?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 01, 2008, 12:13:42 am
I would guess yes, because he's also got the bump mapping on there too. What build is ckid using?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 01, 2008, 12:20:56 am
Does the beams from your picture come from the Mediavps 3.6.10 beta?

I would think so...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 01, 2008, 02:04:13 am
I like the way those beams look. I'm pretty sure that he's using 3.6.10 mediavps, but what build is he using?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 01, 2008, 02:41:34 am
Yeah, those are the ones I did a while back. Lovely screenshot of them though. Far better than the ones I was able to get. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on October 01, 2008, 12:58:30 pm
I like the way those beams look. I'm pretty sure that he's using 3.6.10 mediavps, but what build is he using?

I am using the 3.6.10 mediavps but I have had these beams from VA from before FSO 3.6.9 was even officially released. As for the build, I am using Chief1983's Trunk 20080723 Rev 4712 which can be found here: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,55190.0.html It is actually quite out dated and I think I need to update.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 01, 2008, 01:59:08 pm
OK.  I figured it's time I got back into the screenshot business...
snip-
Awesome shot :) Reminds me some Star Wars atmosphere, don't know why. ;)

Azzameen station in alliance? but trimmed docking ring resemblance. My favourite original station, the second fave is the GTI Bretonia.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on October 01, 2008, 05:35:26 pm
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/nareos.jpg)

That is purrrrrrrrfict!
Damn, I don't remeber it looking that good...did you..did you make normal maps for the plating?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 01, 2008, 05:37:15 pm
No.  But I retextured it heavily.  A bunch of the textures it uses already have normal maps, though normal maps have issues on OSX :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 01, 2008, 07:15:34 pm
Ckid, the latest nightly build seems to work great :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on October 01, 2008, 07:31:28 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0015.jpg)

Ckid, the latest nightly build seems to work great :yes:

I tried the latest nightly build for windows but my game crashes during mission loading. I was able to run Nightly(Windows): 28 Sep 2008 - Revision 4835 without any trouble.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 01, 2008, 10:36:01 pm
Makes me fear when i try to load the first mission with it now :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 02, 2008, 12:41:44 am
AdvEffects doesn't seem to work, and...

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0015.jpg)

Is that a supernova?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 02, 2008, 12:42:38 am
Looks like just glare to me...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 02, 2008, 12:47:58 am
Looks like just glare to me...

I thought the sun looked a bit too big. :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 02, 2008, 07:58:52 am
How so too big? Every mission takes place an unspecified amount of distance away from a sun.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on October 02, 2008, 08:43:58 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0010.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 03, 2008, 06:25:07 am
Nice :yes: Fighter shockwaves are back:)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on October 03, 2008, 06:32:56 am
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0015.jpg)
:yes2: There's a lone feeling in there, reminds me of Seketh's renders...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 03, 2008, 07:34:30 am
Now I'm looking at the Myrmidon picture again...do I see a reflection off the missile points?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 03, 2008, 08:19:02 am
Why does ckid keep showing off glare shots?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 03, 2008, 12:18:39 pm
If you don't like glare shots that much, here's something a little different.

(http://jwmwcw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pAEUXEKOHMt5dbz1Pz0KzdiKV7CvFvAQroavi5bsrIJnxydCfcvWN8---HVJW77e2mj-1dZG1naY/GTF_Perseus_001.png)

A completely unrehearsed shot. That lightning bolt just decided to show up just as I hit COMMAND + SHIFT + 3. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 03, 2008, 12:26:44 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0010.jpg)

Nice, are these shockwaves available? :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on October 03, 2008, 03:02:23 pm
Nice, are these shockwaves available? :)

I got the shockwaves form DaBrian in a thread dated back to around 2005. I remember that DaBrian released two different colour versions of them, Orange like in my picture and blue ones. I think I still have the .rar files for both on my computer. I will try and hunt them down.

In the meantime...
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0018.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0019.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 03, 2008, 03:13:51 pm
Nice, are these shockwaves available? :)
Umm, aren't there better versions in INFA?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on October 03, 2008, 03:58:19 pm
If you don't like glare shots that much, here's something a little different.

(http://jwmwcw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pAEUXEKOHMt5dbz1Pz0KzdiKV7CvFvAQroavi5bsrIJnxydCfcvWN8---HVJW77e2mj-1dZG1naY/GTF_Perseus_001.png)

A completely unrehearsed shot. That lightning bolt just decided to show up just as I hit COMMAND + SHIFT + 3. :D

Why are there asteroid-like dust particles in your nebula?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 03, 2008, 04:00:24 pm
Motion debris.  Those little things that fly by the camera as you move.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on October 03, 2008, 04:01:55 pm
Yeah I know what they are, but they're using the normal dust ani/eff instead of the gas ani/eff. Which is odd, seeing as how it's in a nebula.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 03, 2008, 04:09:02 pm
Yeah I know what they are, but they're using the normal dust ani/eff instead of the gas ani/eff. Which is odd, seeing as how it's in a nebula.
Could be the early formations of a planet... Considering how unrealistic FS is anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on October 03, 2008, 04:30:50 pm
In the meantime...
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0018.jpg)
This is some awesome shot framing. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 03, 2008, 05:19:55 pm
Motion debris.  Those little things that fly by the camera as you move.

How do you turn on motion debris?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 03, 2008, 05:26:04 pm
It should be on by default, unless you have enabled -nomotiondebris
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 03, 2008, 05:34:26 pm
Dang. *turns back on* why is nomotiondebris under graphical enhancements? O_o
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 03, 2008, 05:37:37 pm
Some people think that motion debris is ugly.  I'm not sure weather I agree or not...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 03, 2008, 06:03:16 pm
I like not having the motion debris around. It is unrealistic for starters, and the sense of moving yet not moving if you're going any great distance is pretty fun, and adds to the experience, IMO.

And, yeah, it's ugly. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on October 03, 2008, 06:07:15 pm
It's a little more reasonable in nebula missions, but it should definitely be using the gas animation there.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on October 03, 2008, 06:08:34 pm
Dang. *turns back on* why is nomotiondebris under graphical enhancements? O_o

It's not "Graphical Enhancements," it's "Graphics"
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 03, 2008, 07:37:58 pm
It's a little more reasonable in nebula missions, but it should definitely be using the gas animation there.
:lol: Aardwolf will contribute to the gas animation.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on October 03, 2008, 10:15:20 pm
Nothx
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 03, 2008, 10:20:23 pm
Come on, you said it'd be more reasonable for nebular missions. :lol: :yes:

I guess one area to start would be having some nebular debri of a certain kind with gas animations.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on October 05, 2008, 10:19:41 am
Lvlshotted

(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/2908/sbdurjacomparisonzp5.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 05, 2008, 10:41:43 am
That's pretty good. :yes:

How'd you do it?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 05, 2008, 10:49:35 am
He used GIMP. I guess that map would be a fine addition to INF.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on October 05, 2008, 11:46:08 am
I'd love to see those maps released. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 05, 2008, 11:53:48 am
He used GIMP. I guess that map would be a fine addition to INF.
Well IMO we have good maps that are about the same standard already.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 05, 2008, 11:59:00 am
Are you sure? I have the impression that these ones are better...I may be wrong...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on October 05, 2008, 11:59:45 am
I dunno how your current ones look like?

Ok, suggestions on what ship next to try to improve?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 05, 2008, 12:00:18 pm
They might be better, I dunno. Go Compare™ them. I don't really like the Durja anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 05, 2008, 12:04:53 pm
I have too many programs running now, I can't even test an INFA mission... :(

Shadow, try to improve the Hydra :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 05, 2008, 12:08:27 pm
Shadow, try to improve the Hydra :)
Uhh, why?

The Hydra now advances (graphically) just as fast as the MediaVPs do since it uses the Dragon's textures.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on October 05, 2008, 12:53:06 pm
Your INFA Hydra?

And I am doing this for fun. There isn't any other reason for that. Though if anyone wants, I can release some maps.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 05, 2008, 12:55:38 pm
Then upgrade the Kahlan or Serpent?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on October 05, 2008, 12:57:16 pm
I think I already upgraded the Serpent. Kahlan maybe? Hydra is almost done, just need to fix the glowmap.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 05, 2008, 01:24:09 pm
Testing interface templates...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/WraithInterface.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 06, 2008, 07:47:30 am
That's a really nice fighter. Seriously. I like how it looks.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on October 06, 2008, 11:19:01 am
AEC: Ancient Empire ... ? Interface looking :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Galemp on October 06, 2008, 11:25:02 am
I already redid the Hydra, mesh and textures, for Scroll. You mean I never released it?

(http://web.njit.edu/~pjo3/hydra1.jpg)
(http://web.njit.edu/~pjo3/hydra2.jpg)
(http://web.njit.edu/~pjo3/hydra3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 06, 2008, 01:25:37 pm
AEC: Ancient Empire ... ? Interface looking :yes:
I hope AEC doesn't mean something like ancient empire continuum in the first place. For any mods about the ancients, you've got to know that the ancients didn't call themselves ancients. They had a name for their species. But, it's all sucked behind the door over at V canon.

Maybe the ancients species name was the "beephkakes". We should insert a placement name for the ancients in the same quotes where i have "beephkakes" written if there is going to be a mod where they are playable or you play against them. Any mod that does have the ancients currently and says "yes look, that's an ancient cruiser!!" and ancients replying with "hey look, we are the ancients, we are not dead, would you like a bowl?". Whoever did something like this, that's just bad writing. The ancients if they are still alive definitely do not know the modern name that species still alive assign them. The "beephkakes" aren't going to know that terrans and vasudans call them ancients, and the "beephkakes" aren't calling themselves ancients either.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: MarkN on October 06, 2008, 03:43:37 pm
Considering that there is a rather obvious veiw of the americas on the globe, I would guess that the E in AEC stands for Earth
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 06, 2008, 04:52:51 pm
Considering that there is a rather obvious veiw of the americas on the globe, I would guess that the E in AEC stands for Earth
Still, what i said stands. I was using AEC as an example regardless of whether or not AEC was part of an ancient mod. You have fun with your American Earth Consortium/Covenant (wierd sounding).

GO BEEPHKAKE MODS!!!

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 07, 2008, 02:45:46 am
Some people think that motion debris is ugly.  I'm not sure weather I agree or not...

I don't. When I disabled it and played it, I kept going...

Quote from: Jeremy Clarkson to his Nissank
COME OOOONNNNNNNNNN!!!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on October 08, 2008, 06:52:42 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0020.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0023.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0083.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Galemp on October 08, 2008, 07:52:08 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0020.jpg)

That is a really nice lighting setup you have there. Mind sharing your settings?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 09, 2008, 05:57:02 am
What a very freespacey shot :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 09, 2008, 07:55:40 am
so many fond memories.  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on October 09, 2008, 09:00:59 am
AEC? As in "Ancient - Earth Conflict"?

"Die already you Ancients!!!" - Random Terran...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on October 09, 2008, 09:29:20 am
Yea, that was a screenshot from the Ancient-Shivan War

Spoiler:
What the HELL made you even THINK of the Ancients when you saw the logo, if the fighters are TERRAN?!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on October 09, 2008, 12:13:21 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0020.jpg)

That is a really nice lighting setup you have there. Mind sharing your settings?

These are my custom flags: -ambient_factor 35  -no_emissive_light -spec_exp 16.7 -spec_point 0.6 -spec_static 0.9 -spec_tube 1 -height -fov .37
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 09, 2008, 06:07:23 pm
Yea, that was a screenshot from the Ancient-Shivan War

Stop lying, ShadowGorrath :P
There are no Ancients AT ALL in that mod...I thought the frakking Earth, terran fighters, and a terran weapon would have made it obvious. oh well. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on October 11, 2008, 02:42:30 pm
(http://i34.tinypic.com/avpn2b.jpg)
What's happening? Has that science cruiser got anything to do with it? And why does it look abandoned while being undamaged?

[/rhetorical_question] :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Arkangel on October 11, 2008, 05:37:07 pm


These are my custom flags: -ambient_factor 35  -no_emissive_light -spec_exp 16.7 -spec_point 0.6 -spec_static 0.9 -spec_tube 1 -height -fov .37

How'd you get the textures to look so.... bumpy?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 11, 2008, 05:58:01 pm
How'd you get the textures to look so.... bumpy?

Uhh ... normal maps? :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Arkangel on October 11, 2008, 06:00:57 pm
Awww bugger, everyones look like that except mine but Im using the latest advanced mediavps

All my textures look smooth
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 11, 2008, 06:14:15 pm
Make sure you are using a recent 3.6.10 build (the best place to get one is the nightly builds forum), the 3.6.10 beta mediavps, and have -normal turned on in the launcher.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 11, 2008, 06:25:15 pm
The shaders don't compile.

Help.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 12, 2008, 02:12:43 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/Turnsky/deimos.jpg)

not the best it coulda been i'll admit

i'm just glad lvlshot tags still work.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 12, 2008, 03:06:50 am
What's the difference between using lvlshot and IMG? I use the latter.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 12, 2008, 03:09:09 am
lvlshot squeezes the image so that it fits in the screen. Then, by clicking it, you can open the picture in its original size. The benefit is more obvious with huuge pictures, like 2600x1840 or something.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 12, 2008, 04:28:04 am
lvlshot squeezes the image so that it fits in the screen. Then, by clicking it, you can open the picture in its original size. The benefit is more obvious with huuge pictures, like 2600x1840 or something.

Or, you can use <img height=[height in pixels]>[image url]</img> or <img width=[width in pixels]>[image url]</img]. Seemingly lvlshot is equal to

<url=[image url]><img width=640>[image url]</img></url>

where "<"="[" and ">"="]", obviously.

Of course, lvlshot tag also takes care of linking to the original image so it's just more convenient than that rather long tag string using the "raw" method... :p

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8869/myrmidonrockeyeri2.png) (http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8869/myrmidonrockeyeri2.png)
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8809/herctoastyd8.png)
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4992/psamtiksubspacejumpsq4.png)
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7034/psamtikawesomess0.png) (http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7034/psamtikawesomess0.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 12, 2008, 07:05:05 am
Pretttyyyyyy
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 12, 2008, 07:43:56 am
Is that warp out affect in the 3.6.10 mvp's?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 12, 2008, 07:53:44 am
(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7034/psamtikawesomess0.png) (http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7034/psamtikawesomess0.png)
Oh, why doesn't mine look that shiny? Everything should be in order but I can hardly see any difference between the 3.6.8's and 3.6.10's.

Is that warp out affect in the 3.6.10 mvp's?
No. Someone (was it VA or Herra Tohtori himself?) has done it, but it hasn't ended up in the MVP releases. At least not yet...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 12, 2008, 08:10:55 am
Those screenies are internal MVP gamma content - most of it didn't exist at the time of the betas. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 12, 2008, 08:21:43 am
SCP v3.6.10: FreeSpace just became even more realistic. :D
What's with that small chunk of letters and numbers at the top-right corner, Herra?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 12, 2008, 08:26:00 am
Those screenies are internal MVP gamma content - most of it didn't exist at the time of the betas. ;)
That's a relief. I thought my puny mobility graphics card had just demonstrated a new way to suck.

Incidentally, I'll boast with the 3.6.7 warp effect. Again. Sorry to cause internal bleeding to all hi-fi people, but it's a .jpg.

(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/mv367vortex.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on October 12, 2008, 08:40:06 am
IMO 3.6.7 warp effect was the best one. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 12, 2008, 08:45:11 am
SCP v3.6.10: FreeSpace just became even more realistic. :D
What's with that small chunk of letters and numbers at the top-right corner, Herra?

Debug builds show that information and I couldn't be arsed to switch to release build just for getting rid of them.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Arkangel on October 13, 2008, 02:55:58 am
Is there a way to change the gamma in the game?

Also, what do people think of the up-to-dateness of FreeSpace? It's not fair to compare against multimillion dollar game graphics but to say this is now completely fan-based..... WOW! Beats the crap out of many top of the line games
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 13, 2008, 02:58:11 am
True. The SCP's looking better! We've got motherfrakking normal maps, and there's not a god-damn thing you can do about it! ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 13, 2008, 03:06:42 am
Is there a way to change the gamma in the game?

Yeah... you can either change the in-game brightness on F2, or you can make the game use desktop gamma settings by enabling -no_set_gamma either on custom command line or on Troubleshoot features list.


Quote
Also, what do people think of the up-to-dateness of FreeSpace? It's not fair to compare against multimillion dollar game graphics but to say this is now completely fan-based..... WOW! Beats the crap out of many top of the line games

FS2_Open is cool because it relies mostly on gameplay. Graphics-wise, it's no use pretending that it would be technically on par with current games. It just doesn't use the very very latest of GPU technologies... at the moment. However, it does look rather excellent. It does look easily as good as the later very few products on the same game genre, even if later stuff is technologically more advanced.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 14, 2008, 03:57:08 am
Y'know, after trying and failing to take some nice screenshots, what -is- the screenshot key for FS2 currently?.. something tells me it's F10, but that doesn't work.. and i can't find the "screenshot key" in the config to change or even see the binding.  :confused:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 14, 2008, 04:16:38 am
Print Screen. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 14, 2008, 04:35:08 am
Print Screen. :p

see? old and senile.  :lol:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/Turnsky/fs2shot02.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on October 16, 2008, 08:28:58 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Herc%20-%20Subspace.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/HercMK2-1.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/screen0086.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 16, 2008, 09:39:57 pm
Ooooooooooooooo... :eek2:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on October 17, 2008, 05:37:43 am
Old, canceled and never announced. I have no idea why I'm posting this...

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7103/screen0601nu6.png)

And before you ask- no, it does not have anything to do with Wing Commander.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 17, 2008, 07:37:15 am
I like that cockpit. :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 17, 2008, 05:25:55 pm
What ship you flying?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on October 17, 2008, 05:42:45 pm
From a mission I created . . .

(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6618/viewingjoritixatr8.jpg)

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on October 17, 2008, 06:26:52 pm
Those bright blue rings...oh they drive me crazy ^^

(http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/2599/explotionpk2.th.jpg) (http://img363.imageshack.us/my.php?image=explotionpk2.jpg)(http://img363.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 18, 2008, 04:57:10 am
I prefer the ones in Rake's Flail SCP video (search YouTube).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on October 18, 2008, 09:25:10 am
I prefer the ones in Rake's Flail SCP video (search YouTube).

I knew there was some kind of dabate over which shockwave effect was better, but I haven't seen the other one... could it be the original freespace shockwave?

Searched Youtube and found no video from Rake, this one you mean? (alert! turn your volume down if someone is sleeping neaby) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6VhyMzu12c
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 18, 2008, 06:29:09 pm
A Leviathan cruiser.

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7582/starfieldlevyii3.jpg)

Starfield for upcoming mediaVP's.

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6959/starfielddefaultfovin7.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on October 18, 2008, 11:59:56 pm
That's one cool Leviathan  :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 19, 2008, 12:21:34 am
I knew there was some kind of dabate over which shockwave effect was better, but I haven't seen the other one... could it be the original freespace shockwave?

Searched Youtube and found no video from Rake, this one you mean? (alert! turn your volume down if someone is sleeping neaby) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6VhyMzu12c

Yes, that video. Ahiodsohi is also known as Rake.

The original one looked like a cheap splash, especially coming from an exploding juggernaut. This one's different.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 19, 2008, 12:24:10 am
Well, we're kinda looking for that one, if you were paying attention to a certain thread in the FSU forum :P
If you have it please share :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 19, 2008, 12:42:12 am
What're your settings, HT?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 19, 2008, 01:12:48 am
it's a shame i don't have a shader 3 card..  :sigh:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 19, 2008, 05:54:31 am
What're your settings, HT?


For the Levy shot,

Code: [Select]
-fov 0.55 -no_set_gamma -normal -no_emissive_light -ambient_factor 35 -ogl_spec 20 -spec_exp 15 -spec_point 1.2 -spec_static 1.5 -spec_tube 1.5
For the starfield, I used default field of view (-fov 0.75 iirc) to make it look like it will for most users, at least when they start.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on October 19, 2008, 05:58:45 am
It's only me or the starfield stars should be brighter and, why not, bigger?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 20, 2008, 04:30:40 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/Turnsky/fs2screenie03.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/Turnsky/fs2screenie04.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 20, 2008, 09:43:45 am
I find your lack of starfield.pof disturbing :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Turnsky on October 20, 2008, 06:50:43 pm
I find your lack of starfield.pof disturbing :P

well, that's not my fault, is it? i am using the latest mediavp betas.. blame those guys!  :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 20, 2008, 06:57:35 pm
Old-ish, semi-outdated screenshots from my mod(s):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/earthattack.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/ephemeral.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/arcadia-zagreus.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/shivanshipyard.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 20, 2008, 07:00:56 pm
Is that a ... Shivan Ganymede? :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 20, 2008, 07:51:26 pm
Sure looks like it.

I like that cockpit. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 20, 2008, 09:54:48 pm
That Arcadia looks like it has an Orion welded to its top.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 20, 2008, 09:59:29 pm
Yeah, its a Shivan Ganymede.
And that's a Zagreus, not an Orion. :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 20, 2008, 10:20:55 pm
:wtf:

You haven't played INFA yet, SK?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on October 20, 2008, 11:32:43 pm
That's a really neat Shivan Ganymede there, Droid803.  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 21, 2008, 01:27:29 am
:wtf:

You haven't played INFA yet, SK?
Not in a long, long, long, long, long time. Like, epically long time.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Darius on October 21, 2008, 02:45:50 am
Tried out Herra's custom command line options. I think I'll be keeping these for a while!

(http://blueplanet.hard-light.net/titan2.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 21, 2008, 02:51:50 am
WERE ARE THE SALVO TURRETS OMGSH
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 21, 2008, 03:06:37 am
That titan has had a lot of turrets destroyed, no?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on October 21, 2008, 09:27:18 am
Droid, how did you modify those media_vp trails to look so sexy?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 21, 2008, 10:04:30 am
Droid, how did you modify those media_vp trails to look so sexy?
The afterburner ones? They always looked like that for me.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on October 21, 2008, 10:44:07 am
No, normal and afterburner. They're really long.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 21, 2008, 11:09:32 am
No, normal and afterburner. They're really long.
You can change the length in the table.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 22, 2008, 01:01:03 am
Is that a Solarius at the bottom?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on October 22, 2008, 01:04:35 am
I should think so . . .

The Titan is great when charging head on in a cap-ship fight . . . but with accurate railguns, the Titan's broadside turrets are useless!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on October 22, 2008, 11:15:43 am
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/3411/valkyriemk2remapcomparirs9.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 22, 2008, 11:28:12 am
Melikes the Venusian one. Looks SOC.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 22, 2008, 12:44:44 pm
If SOC was wont to use yellow ... I prefer the Lancer.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 24, 2008, 08:23:36 am
:bump:

Attempted to make a black beam ... got this instead.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0080.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0081.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0079.jpg)

And here's one of the early beam prototypes ... which failed for very obvious reasons.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0076.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 24, 2008, 09:14:20 am
Looks like BFSilver on steroids...

Shall we call it the UBFMono? :drevil:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 24, 2008, 09:31:11 am
I was actually trying to make a black beam, with a silver lining ... kinda like the Throne's beam weapons, but silver instead of red...

A few more. These are from a test mission where I was testing a bunch of new weapons and a fighter ... hence the lack of proper background ...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0088.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0090.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0101.jpg)

The first one is my favorite..
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 24, 2008, 11:42:49 am
If you're talking about the beams on Gundam Thrones...they're mostly red with black sparks. You could probably steal the AdvEffects Shivan beams energy thing, and just make the crackling electricity stuff black, and the beam itself silver.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on October 24, 2008, 11:46:36 am
I was actually trying to make a black beam, with a silver lining ... kinda like the Throne's beam weapons, but silver instead of red...


You'll need to use alpha blending for that. Otherwise the game interprets black on the center as transparent... and I don't know if alpha blending works properly on beams. :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 24, 2008, 11:48:33 am
I've tried it. Alpha blending does in fact work.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 24, 2008, 09:09:26 pm
Shadow helped me make a beam effect. Its different from the Thrones, but still its pretty awesome.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 26, 2008, 08:33:47 am
Some more screenies. By the way, the comments apply to the shot above it.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0111.jpg)
This beam is now out of date, but I think its a nice screenshot.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0115.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0114.jpg)

I set up a Cain-Aeolus duel with the new beam ...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0116.jpg)
It only fired its new toy once ...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0119.jpg)
Then it devolved into a close range brawl ...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0120.jpg)
The Cain lost, despite its valiant efforts.

Lvlshotted. Many thanks to ShadowGorrath for helping me with the beam.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 26, 2008, 08:48:32 am
The blue beam is nice.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on October 26, 2008, 08:52:12 am
That's actually a standard AAF, up close and personal. Pretty awesome looking, init? I never knew the AAF was so pretty.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 26, 2008, 09:54:58 am
I'd willingly sit right next to an NTF Leviathan's 4 AAAfs just to see that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mongoose on October 26, 2008, 03:42:24 pm
You do that and tell the rest of us how it goes. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on October 26, 2008, 04:55:31 pm
You do that and tell the rest of us how it goes. :p
I got shot down by one of its escorts.

I never got close enough to see the beams. :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Getter Robo G on October 26, 2008, 05:43:58 pm
I was about to mention why doesn't someone post a "Black beam".

I see you took my advice about "polluting it" so we can actually SEE, it as a black beam itself would be invisible.



Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Trivial Psychic on October 26, 2008, 08:50:10 pm
Forget a black beam, make a distortion beam... that is, the beam distorts the light from the stars behind it, as if it was made of a rod of solid glass.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 26, 2008, 09:33:15 pm
That's going to be a bit tricky, eh? :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on October 26, 2008, 09:59:41 pm
Would require a custom shader, if I'm not mistaken...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 26, 2008, 10:44:14 pm
Did the shivan AAA get redone?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on October 26, 2008, 10:45:31 pm
Not in 3.6.10 beta.
Hopefully in 3.6.10 gamma.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on October 26, 2008, 11:21:31 pm
That's good to  hear. The shivan AAA has been ugly since retail.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 26, 2008, 11:30:32 pm
Yeah, all beams have been upgraded, overhauled or touched up a little for 3.6.10 final. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 27, 2008, 01:18:37 am
On an off-topic, note, VA...what's with your Custom Title? :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on October 27, 2008, 04:06:09 am
It's a relic of a time where the default title was based on postcount, ie: new member, member, valued member etc. Mine apparently got a bit stuck. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on October 27, 2008, 09:10:04 am
On an off-topic, note, VA...what's with your Custom Title? :wtf:

No Phallic jokes plox
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Aardwolf on October 28, 2008, 03:05:35 pm
On an off-topic, note, VA...what's with your Custom Title? :wtf:

No Phallic jokes plox

I wouldn't have thought of that if you hadn't posted it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on October 29, 2008, 08:16:31 pm
Leave it to Dekker.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on November 01, 2008, 09:16:47 am
Time for a few more from BP.
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1790.jpg)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1796.jpg)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1815.jpg)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1840.jpg)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1850.jpg)

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1858.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on November 01, 2008, 10:03:57 am
How do you get super dark shading like this?

(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/screen1796.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 01, 2008, 10:43:39 am
-ambient_factor I'd guess.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on November 01, 2008, 10:46:15 am
It's not cool, anyway.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 01, 2008, 10:49:53 am
It's not cool, anyway.
Yes it is.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on November 01, 2008, 10:53:43 am
It's not at the same level of a good compromise between dark and light. Although a very dark ambient might be cool a compromise is a lot better.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 01, 2008, 10:55:04 am
It's not at the same level of a good compromise between dark and light. Although a very dark ambient might be cool a compromise is a lot better.
That's your opinion, innit?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on November 01, 2008, 10:57:10 am
It's my opinion and also the opinion of many others. :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 01, 2008, 10:57:29 am
It's my opinion and also the opinion of many others. :nod:
Still doesn't make it fact, innit?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on November 01, 2008, 10:59:03 am
Same thing for the super dark ambient.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 01, 2008, 11:00:31 am
Same thing for the super dark ambient.
Well I didn't say nofing, did I?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on November 01, 2008, 11:02:24 am
No but you behaved as if your opinion is a fact while it isn't.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 01, 2008, 11:03:12 am
No but you behaved as if your opinion is a fact while it isn't.
Where did oi say that then? It wos you who wos doin' that, innit?
Title: Re: Essential discussion about what's hot and what's not
Post by: Jeff Vader on November 01, 2008, 11:04:58 am
Sigh... Imma go 'n hang meself.

Seriously, must we once again have this "I think X and so do a couple of other people so logically X must be the correct opinion" ****? Snail likes those lighting settings. Moby doesn't. I like them, although not if things are so dark you can't see **** any more. So, which one of us is right? After all, these are opinions and only one opinion can be the right one.

Now, hoping that this thread will derail back into purdy FreeSpace screenshots...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on November 01, 2008, 11:48:04 am
How do you get super dark shading like this?
I used these gfx related options, if it helps any.
-normal -nomotiondebris -spec -glow -mipmap -fov 0.65 -spec_exp 7.0 -spec_tube 5.0 -spec_point 8.6 -spec_static 3.0 -ambient_factor 75

The thing with "darker" settings is that the lower you go, the more dependent it will be on the quality/settings of the particular display you are viewing it on -- a screenshot that looks perfect for one can seem like just a black pit for another.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: KappaWing on November 01, 2008, 02:02:43 pm
How do you get super dark shading like this?
I used these gfx related options, if it helps any.
-normal -nomotiondebris -spec -glow -mipmap -fov 0.65 -spec_exp 7.0 -spec_tube 5.0 -spec_point 8.6 -spec_static 3.0 -ambient_factor 75

The thing with "darker" settings is that the lower you go, the more dependent it will be on the quality/settings of the particular display you are viewing it on -- a screenshot that looks perfect for one can seem like just a black pit for another.

SO THIS IS WHAT CUSTOM FLAGS ARE?

OMG THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!!
ALL THESE YEARS I HAVE NOT BEEN LIVING!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on November 01, 2008, 02:07:00 pm
Check the wiki if you want to fiddle with the numbers. It'll tell you what each one does :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: karajorma on November 03, 2008, 03:13:27 am
Mobius, you've been warned about spamming this thread with this kind of nonsense in the past. Take a couple of days off.

And Snail, you're on thin ice for continuing to respond to him after you should have realised that he wasn't going to stop.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 14, 2008, 01:37:42 pm
sceene taken from campaign "Trouble at Home"

There's a weird effect on the neaby beams, but I posted it because I like how the Orion looks on the back  :)

(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/1750/screen0090jy6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/screen0090jy6.jpg/1/w1680.png) (http://g.imageshack.us/img391/screen0090jy6.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on November 14, 2008, 01:47:59 pm
Looks a bit fuzzy. But I like both the beam and the Orion.

EDIT: Oh, and have you ever considered to disable scaling in your graphics CP?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 14, 2008, 02:11:00 pm
What size screen do you have?!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 14, 2008, 04:06:28 pm
EDIT: Oh, and have you ever considered to disable scaling in your graphics CP?
Scaling?? what do you mean?

What size screen do you have?!
1680x1050
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on November 14, 2008, 05:49:05 pm
The Orion looks very nice in that picture.  :nod:

BTW, what mission is that picture taken from?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 14, 2008, 06:19:59 pm
1680x1050
That's... Quite large......
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 14, 2008, 06:38:53 pm
The Orion looks very nice in that picture.  :nod:

BTW, what mission is that picture taken from?

sceene taken from campaign "Trouble at Home"


is that campaign released?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 14, 2008, 06:59:37 pm

BTW, what mission is that picture taken from?

is that campaign released?

Here's the link to the campaign post : http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,39019.0.html

I think it's the 3rd or 4rth mission... I really don't remember as I started playing JAD3 right after this one.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 14, 2008, 07:53:00 pm
that happens  :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on November 15, 2008, 12:22:02 am
EDIT: Oh, and have you ever considered to disable scaling in your graphics CP?
Scaling?? what do you mean?
FS is made to run on 4:3 resolution. The one that best fits your screen is 1400 x 1050. If you shoose that option in the "video" tab of the Launcher, and disable scaling in the control panel of your graphics driver (which can usually be found by right-clicking on your desktop, it's in the menu that appears), you will have two black bars at the sides of your screen and FS will not look as stretched as it does now. Trust me, it's worth a try. You get used to the black bars very quickly, and everything in-game regains its normal proportions.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CaptJosh on November 15, 2008, 12:34:05 am
Hey, does anyone here recall if someone did a texture mod on the GTI Arcadia where it looked like either some EA hull textures from Inferno had been used, or some of the ship hull textures from Blue planet had been used on parts of it? And I'm not referring to the Arcadia textures from Galemp's Arcadia thread. Although I must admit I'm not even sure it was the Arcadia at this point...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 15, 2008, 04:54:41 am
The Cepheus? (http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v36/SadisticSid/Cepheus2.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 15, 2008, 07:49:41 am
can you point me to the arcadia thread?


And the Cepheus looks nothing like an arcadia...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 15, 2008, 08:43:59 am
Hey, Rodo, try using the [lvlshot] tag next time. It scales down your image so that it can fit into the forum window.

Or at least that's what I was told...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on November 15, 2008, 11:13:16 am
FS is made to run on 4:3 resolution. The one that best fits your screen is 1400 x 1050. If you choose that option in the "video" tab of the Launcher, and disable scaling in the control panel of your graphics driver (which can usually be found by right-clicking on your desktop, it's in the menu that appears), you will have two black bars at the sides of your screen and FS will not look as stretched as it does now. Trust me, it's worth a try. You get used to the black bars very quickly, and everything in-game regains its normal proportions.


Except that FS2_Open works extremely well in widescreen. Most of the graphics-related widescreen problems have already been solved, and the only thing remaining (as far as I can see) is that the HUD elements' aspect ratios change slightly, but that's usually a non-issue while playing, and I usually prefer to take my screenies with HUD off anyway due to other reasons.

Playing with native resolution is the best option in most cases. Cropped from sides to 4:3 ratio resolution might be good idea for troubleshooting possible remaining widescreen problems (by comparing how things look in native display resolution and in 4:3 resolution) but otherwise, I can't see any reason to play with the black bars at sides just to achieve 4:3 aspect ratio.

I can see the scaling option being very useful in some games though - namely, ones that don't really support widescreen. NVidia seems to offer an option that scales the video up while preserving aspect ratio, so that would be a good way to play some old games probably.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 15, 2008, 11:20:59 am
Well I've played on lower res before and the images look just like on hi res, there's no evident difference, save things look bigger.

And I've searched for -lvlshot on the command reference but I didn't found it, but I'll scale the images in the future though.

Also scaling option is no existant in my pc, I think the new nvidia drivers do that for me.. but well I'm not sure.

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CaptJosh on November 15, 2008, 11:31:18 am
No, that installation that was linked to is NOT what I was thinking of. The image I think I'm remembering only had grey hull plating on part of it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on November 15, 2008, 11:38:09 am
And I've searched for -lvlshot on the command reference but I didn't found it, but I'll scale the images in the future though.
No, it's a tag meant to be used, when posting. Not a command-line flag for FSO. As in,

(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/1750/screen0090jy6.jpg)

(Please quote my post to fully understand).

Also scaling option is no existant in my pc, I think the new nvidia drivers do that for me.. but well I'm not sure.
There should be option somewhere on your graphics card drivers' control panel. They shoud allow you to choose between stretching the image to fullscreen no matter what, scaling it up while maintaining aspect ratio (usually resulting in black bars on left and right) and showing the image on its native resolution (possibly resulting with black bars on each side of the screen).
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on November 15, 2008, 10:14:03 pm
*snip*

You came damn near close to getting wasted by an anti-cap beam there.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on November 16, 2008, 01:31:31 am
I just hate being slashed by a VSlash or a TerSlash . . .
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on November 16, 2008, 01:53:05 am
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FS1%20Orion.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FS1%20Orion1.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 16, 2008, 04:25:56 am
Who left the engines on last night?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 16, 2008, 07:41:20 am
heh, nice reskin.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 16, 2008, 08:06:30 am
Did shivans ever got to solar system? I think not.. but well... here's some of the background images from solar planets I've been doing lately.
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1936/screen0103jc2.th.jpg) (http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screen0103jc2.jpg)(http://img201.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/1788/screen0099kc4.th.jpg) (http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screen0099kc4.jpg)(http://img66.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

PS: hey how do you make the ship to turn of the lights??? I havent found that sexp yet Im affraid.

EDIT:
and another one with europa

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9408/screen0123om2.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screen0123om2.jpg)(http://img135.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on November 16, 2008, 08:36:31 am
Change > Models and Textures > deactivate-glow-maps and deactivate-glow-points.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on November 18, 2008, 06:24:43 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte1.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte2.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte3.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte4.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte5.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte6.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte7.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/FeintParryRiposte8.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on November 18, 2008, 06:54:08 pm
Nice AAAf are nice. :yes:
That's Feint, Parry, Repoiste! right?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on November 18, 2008, 06:57:33 pm
Nice AAAf are nice. :yes:
That's Feint, Parry, Repoiste! right?

Yeah
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on November 18, 2008, 08:40:34 pm
That's one cool Perseus  :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 18, 2008, 10:39:19 pm
The pilots look as though they were thinking, "Oh my god, we're gonna die!" :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 20, 2008, 07:06:31 am
Nice AAAf are nice. :yes:

indeed
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on November 20, 2008, 11:08:57 am
Perseus shot is perfect :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on November 21, 2008, 09:27:49 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Rebels%20%20Renegades1.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Rebels%20%20Renegades2.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Rebels%20%20Renegades3.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Rebels%20%20Renegades4.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Rebels%20%20Renegades5.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Rebels%20%20Renegades6.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/Rebels%20%20Renegades7.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on November 21, 2008, 11:05:53 pm
SHoulda bee using the HTL Iceni there, but woah, it can shoot twin BGreens out of its front turrets in 'Rebels and Renegades'?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 22, 2008, 04:35:55 am
Where's the asteroid field?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on November 22, 2008, 04:49:05 am
(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/screen0066.png)

(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/screen0053.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 22, 2008, 04:53:36 am
The subspace effect could use some work IMO. Something like a blending effect so there aren't such sharp edges like that.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 22, 2008, 06:12:33 am
I thought that's the 3.6.9 warp effect.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on November 22, 2008, 07:40:38 am
I thought that's the 3.6.9 warp effect.
This just in: there are no 3.6.9 MediaVPs. Never have been and never will be.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on November 22, 2008, 07:43:47 am
I love those 2 Sath images  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on November 22, 2008, 07:50:59 am
The subspace effect could use some work IMO. Something like a blending effect so there aren't such sharp edges like that.
Agreed.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 22, 2008, 08:53:37 am
I like the Axem effect myself.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on November 22, 2008, 09:54:46 am
The subspace effect could use some work IMO. Something like a blending effect so there aren't such sharp edges like that.
Agreed.
I think that rippling looks nice, adds some character and depth to the effect.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 22, 2008, 12:49:00 pm
That's not what I meant; those ripples look nice, yeah. I meant the bits where the ship is half in subspace and half in normal space there is a sharp boundary (warp.pof I believe). If that boundary could be blurred with particles or something it would look much better.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on November 22, 2008, 03:41:02 pm
Oh.. Yes, you're right. Those straight lines look somewhat unnatural.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on November 22, 2008, 04:47:31 pm
If we had bloom or HDR, that could do it, but that's crazy thinking.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on November 22, 2008, 06:02:39 pm
If we had bloom or HDR, that could do it, but that's crazy thinking.
We DO have it, but it lights everything instead of just certain parts...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on November 22, 2008, 06:16:07 pm
There will be a new warp effect in the new mediavps.  I think VA might have showed it at some point, but I can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: dragonsniper on November 22, 2008, 06:20:46 pm
I'm hearing a lot about the new mediavps. Is there a projected time that they'll be coming out, or is it consistently being upgraded with Turey's installation?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Retsof on November 22, 2008, 06:31:46 pm
They are still betas at the moment, and (like the 3.6.10 build itself) are constantly being updated (not so much anymore) and fixed.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on November 22, 2008, 06:39:34 pm
They're not released yet, but will be coming very soon... ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: dragonsniper on November 22, 2008, 06:42:24 pm
cool... looking forward to them. I've heard some really good things about them. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 23, 2008, 01:34:47 am
This just in: there are no 3.6.9 MediaVPs. Never have been and never will be.

Sorry, Lobo. I meant 3.6.8. I skipped that version, see (3.6.5 -> 3.6.7 -> 3.6.9 + 3.6.10), so I tend to view the 3.6.8 mediaVPs as 3.6.9. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on November 23, 2008, 02:36:14 am
This just in: there are no 3.6.9 MediaVPs. Never have been and never will be.

Sorry, Lobo. I meant 3.6.8. I skipped that version, see (3.6.5 -> 3.6.7 -> 3.6.9 + 3.6.10), so I tend to view the 3.6.8 mediaVPs as 3.6.9. :p
I do recall that the SCP team also skipped 3.6.8.

Now, could someone throw in some purdy screenshots before kara arrives and slaps us all with a rusty shovel?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: DaBrain on November 23, 2008, 02:03:45 pm
Some nice shots on the last pages. Time for me to post something too.

The new shield effect (doesn't change the fact that the low-poly shield meshes suck badly...)

(http://i33.tinypic.com/11jag6x.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 23, 2008, 02:20:20 pm
niiice..

what's that on the upper part?? the glow from the prometheus shot or some glow from the shield itself?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on November 23, 2008, 05:08:11 pm
Think it's from the prometheus bolt.

I love this new pic!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 23, 2008, 11:07:58 pm
The ship looks unusually shiny. Are you using 3.6.8 or 3.6.10 mediaVPs?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Romanmolf on November 25, 2008, 07:03:59 am
The ship looks unusually shiny.

I think it's supposed to look that way...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 25, 2008, 08:40:45 am
Hence my question. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on November 25, 2008, 10:07:27 am
May just be the shield being hit.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on November 25, 2008, 10:18:43 am
BTW...
Blowfish in BWO?!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on November 25, 2008, 10:22:12 am
BTW...
Blowfish in BWO?!

Yeah... :nervous:

Converting models
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: StrayFender on November 25, 2008, 03:46:25 pm
 :rolleyes:

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/8448/screen0022copyey3.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screen0022copyey3.jpg)

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5762/screen0011copybq3.jpg) (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screen0011copybq3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 25, 2008, 04:25:31 pm
Either i'm confused, or you're using inferior weps in that mission  :wtf: Avengers?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: pecenipicek on November 25, 2008, 04:32:12 pm
or its a mission for fsport? :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: StrayFender on November 25, 2008, 04:49:51 pm
or its a mission for fsport? :p

yes, it's a mission from fsport.
the campaign is called "Destiny Of Peace"
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 25, 2008, 05:14:05 pm
I know, but don't you have Banshee's in that mission? I've played that campaign several times, but, then again... since when am i right?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: StrayFender on November 25, 2008, 05:24:00 pm
I know, but don't you have Banshee's in that mission? I've played that campaign several times, but, then again... since when am i right?

there were banshees
but the ursas can't carry banshees 
but, yes. i made a mistake and pressed the commit button instead of pressing "ship selection"  :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 25, 2008, 05:25:14 pm
ah.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on November 25, 2008, 05:41:15 pm
well... I don't like banshees, they seem to consume a lot of energy... never worked for me.

I remember that mission... that's the last one?? when the vasudans start making that horrifying noises??
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on November 25, 2008, 06:16:02 pm
there were banshees
but the ursas can't carry banshees 
but, yes. i made a mistake and pressed the commit button instead of pressing "ship selection"  :wtf:
... That sucks.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on November 26, 2008, 02:16:26 am
The Avenger. ****ing. Owns.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 26, 2008, 08:27:26 am
 :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on November 26, 2008, 09:18:15 pm
The Avenger. ****ing. Owns.

Ar, that's was annoying with the Vasudan Ace and all. 3 against 1 but with ML-16's. No chance at all.  ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on November 27, 2008, 05:15:54 am
I killed it with missiles!


edit-- I quite like that effect, can i have [dekker] tags please ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 27, 2008, 08:22:13 am
 :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on November 27, 2008, 08:24:22 am
:wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on November 27, 2008, 09:16:41 am
:wtf:

The vasudan Ace in Freespace The Great War.... Sod the ML-16s........Jeez :sigh:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on November 27, 2008, 05:43:13 pm
you mean the field of battle mission
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on November 27, 2008, 11:25:51 pm
2nd mission of the FS1 campaign.  :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Colonol Dekker on November 28, 2008, 08:05:04 am
Umm-hmm:yes:


Seth fighter is understated :cool:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 01, 2008, 12:33:33 am
As every page should have screenshots...
lvlshotted

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Theredbeam.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/randombattle.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 01, 2008, 12:50:10 am
Is that Moloch upside-down, or does it have a custom loadout? I don't remember seeing an SRed on top of it. :nervous:

And what's with that ship near the Orion in your second shot? It looks like a Hades-Hecate hybrid.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 01, 2008, 12:56:08 am
I always thought that the Moloch should have a beam in its eye...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 01, 2008, 02:57:21 am
I always thought that the Moloch should have a beam in its eye...
Me too. Just seems ... right for it to have one. Although it doesn't.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 01, 2008, 05:34:31 am
Pretty :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on December 01, 2008, 02:54:33 pm
I'm actually more interested in that orion's weapon effects...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 01, 2008, 04:00:54 pm
Well they appear to use the Terran Turret bitmap, combined with a trail.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 01, 2008, 06:40:28 pm
Well they appear to use the Terran Turret bitmap, combined with a trail.

It's not the PI-esque turret, right? Those are very dangerous.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 01, 2008, 06:49:21 pm
Doesn't look like it.  But that doesn't necessarily mean that it's not dangerous...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 01, 2008, 07:52:35 pm
Nice screenshots.  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 02, 2008, 03:34:01 am
For all you know, a weapon could fire VLL blasts and deal damage equal to a Fusion Mortar.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: TrashMan on December 02, 2008, 11:23:51 am
What file were you using for that trail effect? It looks swell. I want it.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 03, 2008, 07:34:25 pm
The weapons the Orion is firing is one of the types of anti-capital salvo cannons I'm playing around with. As for the trail, it uses a recolorized beam-dblue.tga (recolored to gold in photoshop), that's all.
Yeah, the Moloch is table-hacked.

And a little something else (apologies for the lack of starfield.pof and nebulas)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Beeemingnao.jpg)
If you got to sectorgame, you should know what the ship is already.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: dragonsniper on December 03, 2008, 07:37:03 pm

And a little something else (apologies for the lack of starfield.pof and nebulas)

Still looks good anyhow. Nice trail. :nod:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 03, 2008, 09:42:09 pm
The beam colour is pretty.  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 03, 2008, 09:43:19 pm
Screwing around:

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj251/blowfishpro/aurigaglow.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 03, 2008, 11:17:29 pm
Nice :yes:
Is it for BWO?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 03, 2008, 11:26:25 pm
Sadly, no :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: S-99 on December 04, 2008, 01:18:48 am
That's one of the nicest orions i've seen in a long time.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 04, 2008, 09:14:39 am
Sadly, no :(

So why is the file name called "aurigaglow"? ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on December 04, 2008, 09:15:43 am
Sadly, no :(

So why is the file name called "aurigaglow"? ;)

Because it's a glowmap for the Auriga destroyer from Derelict.

It's not exactly a secret. Take a look at the screenshot -- it says 'MTD Auriga' in big letters on the side of the ship.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Kie99 on December 04, 2008, 11:41:33 am
Sadly, no :(

So why is the file name called "aurigaglow"? ;)

:lol: Ever considered detective work?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on December 04, 2008, 02:41:42 pm
MTD Auriga, not to be confused with the MRD AurigaTM... :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on December 04, 2008, 03:28:59 pm
The weapons the Orion is firing is one of the types of anti-capital salvo cannons I'm playing around with. As for the trail, it uses a recolorized beam-dblue.tga (recolored to gold in photoshop), that's all.
Yeah, the Moloch is table-hacked.

And a little something else (apologies for the lack of starfield.pof and nebulas)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Beeemingnao.jpg)
If you got to sectorgame, you should know what the ship is already.

i give up.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on December 04, 2008, 03:57:26 pm
Which version of that ship is it, Droid803? Yours or mine? :P Nice beams though. Electric, and green.

Anyway, here's my rather pathetic attempt at rivaling Blowfish's MTD Auriga reskin. Though it seems more likely that I am trying to charge a Sathanas in a Hecate.

(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3638/gtdlituanicakr7.jpg)

Riiight... When I'll get a better PC, I might be able to do a better edit of the maps.

No custom lighting, no nothing. Just specular, glow, mipmaping, env mapping. But no anti-aliasing, etc.

And I was hoping to be the one who makes most of Orion reskins.... And all I made was a buggy HTL JCD Majesty remap, and this one.

P.S. Notice the FPS.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Melkor on December 04, 2008, 04:21:25 pm
FS1+2 are undoubtedly the best PC games ever created, no-one can deny that.
And I doubt that a better game will ever be created
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on December 04, 2008, 04:30:15 pm
Good to know, but this thread was about purdy FreeSpace screenshots.

(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/screen0040.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 04, 2008, 05:16:52 pm
Anyway, here's my rather pathetic attempt at rivaling Blowfish's MTD Auriga reskin. Though it seems more likely that I am trying to charge a Sathanas in a Hecate.

Hey ... that's not too bad.  All I really did was desaturate some of the maps and then remake the shinemaps.  For capital01-04 and -06 I changed the hue to blue, as I did with the glowmaps of others.  As for the nameplate, I used Goober's to make the base.  Then I reduced the brightness and contrast of the base by about 25%, increased the fill of the top text layer to 25-35% (This makes sense in the context of the tutorial), and then applied photoshop's "Floodlight" lighting effect.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 05, 2008, 01:46:20 am
Good to know, but this thread was about purdy FreeSpace screenshots.

(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/screen0040.png)

Shhh. I like the reflections off that Shivan Juggernaut. :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 05, 2008, 07:08:22 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/kc1991/Beeemingnao.jpg)
Izzit the GTD Alexander?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on December 05, 2008, 08:03:04 am
I don't think so :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BengalTiger on December 05, 2008, 05:43:30 pm
Perhaps the GTCv Bellerophon, from Blue Planet, or a mutant based on it?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 05, 2008, 08:46:08 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0123.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0125.jpg)

Pair of screenshots I took while retooling a cruiser for anti-fighter duty.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 06, 2008, 12:42:49 am
Ooh yeah, now that's eye-candy! :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 06, 2008, 01:15:18 am
Pretty!  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 06, 2008, 01:59:18 am
Few more...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0131.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0136.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0137.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0140.jpg)

The cruiser is a certified success.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0141.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 06, 2008, 05:25:31 am
Now try it on the other team. :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on December 06, 2008, 06:20:50 am
Perhaps the GTCv Bellerophon, from Blue Planet, or a mutant based on it?

Wrong. Or maybe similar, but nah.

And nice images, Stormkeeper.  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on December 06, 2008, 06:35:33 am
Looks like a giant unbreakable brick! .. I want it better to be on my side :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 06, 2008, 07:49:48 am
Looks like a giant unbreakable brick! .. I want it better to be on my side :P
Its actually useless against cruisers. I pitted it against a Cain and the Cain won 4/5. The fifth time, the missile barrage from the cruiser took out the beam cannon. Its beam cannons just refuse to fire.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 06, 2008, 08:51:57 am
Its beam cannons just refuse to fire.
Is this a bug?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on December 06, 2008, 09:12:45 am
Did you beam-free it?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 06, 2008, 09:14:18 am
Did you beam-free it?
He's not a newb...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on December 06, 2008, 09:17:53 am
Did you beam-free it?
He's not a newb...

I should maybe have put a smiley on there.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 06, 2008, 09:20:09 am
Looked almost like an insult. ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 06, 2008, 11:22:01 am
Check the $fov on the beam cannons in the pof...set them to something like 170.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on December 06, 2008, 11:34:51 am
If you're using a 3.6.10 build, it's probably a bug. This thread (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,58017.0.html) is about it too, but I don't know if it has been reported yet.

The cruiser is very nice, but it looks a bit like a plastic toy to me :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 06, 2008, 11:40:46 am
The intensity of the shine map needs to go down, yes.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 06, 2008, 03:18:16 pm
The intensity of the shine map needs to go down, yes.


Actually, it's environmental mapping that needs to be reigned in first. It's pretty impossible to say anything about shinemap (RGB) as it is because the envmapping (Alpha channel) is drowning it...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 07, 2008, 01:05:34 am
The beam cannon is a regular TSlash. I'll try switching it to my modified MX52 later, th one with a 180 firing arc.

More screenshots soon. Yes, with the plastic cruiser.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 07, 2008, 08:31:06 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0151.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0146.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0153.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0149.jpg)
The HUD kinda spoils the last one, but it was a spur of the moment shot so ...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 07, 2008, 08:38:17 pm
The Cain's beam has no glow! QUICK! HIDE THE CHILDREN! (MVPs fail?)
Also, the Cain's explosion looks like a sun, complete with a solar prominence :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 07, 2008, 08:40:38 pm
The Cain's beam has no glow! QUICK! HIDE THE CHILDREN! (MVPs fail?)

Old MVP Beta bug.  Fixed internally, new vps will be released soon.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 07, 2008, 08:44:06 pm
I know its because the tables call up SbeamAglow instead of beamglow4, but that doesn't explain why it doesn't happen to me...
Does it have something to do with builds?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 07, 2008, 08:56:38 pm
Possibly.  Or maybe you fixed it at some point yourself.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on December 08, 2008, 10:09:14 am
I love missile swarms.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 08, 2008, 11:28:32 am
Cool shots, but why no starfield.pof?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 08, 2008, 08:28:52 pm
Cool shots, but why no starfield.pof?
This might sound weird but ... wut?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 08, 2008, 09:53:52 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0158.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0162.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0163.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0175.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0171.jpg)
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/sohmingjian/screen0183.jpg)

You can't see it, but on the last shot, the Titan is insta-pwning Ravanas. I guess the beams are too powerful. Thanks to ShadowGorrath for giving me a hand with those babies.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 08, 2008, 10:09:36 pm
That second last screenshot :eek2:
That's one heckload of prometheus bolts.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 09, 2008, 01:12:04 am
What's that sword-like cruiser called?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 09, 2008, 01:43:56 am
Titan superdestroyer. It's up on FSMods.

That baby has about 42 laser turrets, out of a total of almost 80. I tried using a rapid fire laser for point defense, but it caused errors, so I switched to a slightly modified version of the Terran Turret. I prefer the prom bolts to avenger bolts.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Vasudan Admiral on December 09, 2008, 03:32:35 am
3.6.10 content time. :D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0154.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0155.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0156.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0157.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0158.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0159.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0160.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0161.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0162.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0163.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on December 09, 2008, 04:00:20 am
3.6.10 content time. :D


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/VA--Twisted_Infinities/FSU%20Screenshots/screen0159.jpg)


hell nooo! that's one beautiful jump effect ^^

you got the flash on warp enabled?
I just saw the flash on the other pic jeje
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 10, 2008, 02:54:24 pm
You can't see it, but on the last shot, the Titan is insta-pwning Ravanas. I guess the beams are too powerful. Thanks to ShadowGorrath for giving me a hand with those babies.
What, are those supposed to be super-powerful beams?

:blah:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 10, 2008, 03:06:51 pm
I don't like the new warp-in effect. :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on December 10, 2008, 03:12:13 pm
Uhm, 3.6.10 Media VPs kept the classic blue shockwave? Honestly, I thought there was a new one in the works... :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 10, 2008, 05:22:22 pm
Uhm, 3.6.10 Media VPs kept the classic blue shockwave? Honestly, I thought there was a new one in the works... :nervous:

There is a new 2d shockwave, but IIRC some issues with the code prevent the 3d one from being turned off ATM.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 10, 2008, 06:03:00 pm
How did you take those pictures without the HUD and everything else on screen?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on December 10, 2008, 06:04:41 pm
You'll find a key combination for toggling the HUD on or off from the keyboard configuration. As an old geezer I can't remember if it was the default or not, but I have it assigned to Shift-O.

Then just Prt Sc.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 10, 2008, 06:07:59 pm
Oh sorry, I thought I didn't post earlier. No idea what I was doing on HLP yesterday . . .  :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 10, 2008, 06:49:38 pm
3.6.10 content time. :D

OHHH YEEAAAAAAHHHHHH! :wakka:

I must get it the moment it's released.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 10, 2008, 06:53:23 pm
It's your lucky day! It's been released!  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: pecenipicek on December 10, 2008, 07:09:05 pm
Shift+O is the default one to turn off the HUD
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 10, 2008, 08:35:38 pm
It's your lucky day! It's been released!  :D

Yeah, I saw it right after I posted. Downloading now.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 11, 2008, 05:44:50 pm
I am currently playing through PI. And my word, with the 3.6.10 mediavps it is a real pleasure to play!

These are my favourites . . .

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9109/tributetopi1uc8.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tributetopi1uc8.jpg)

Absolutely stunning nebula background  :yes:

(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4257/tributetopi2sd4.th.jpg) (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tributetopi2sd4.jpg)

Again, very pretty background.

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4783/tributetopi3uw4.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tributetopi3uw4.jpg)

A beautiful Sekhmet with the 3.6.10 mediavps.

Thanks to Lobo for showing me how to un-HUD screenshots.  :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 11, 2008, 06:49:47 pm
Forgive me for being a killjoy, but I think those backgrounds can also be seen with the 3.6.8 mediavps.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 12, 2008, 12:48:20 am
I was playing with my friend's Photoshop and I made these . . .

(http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww209/Machina225/TributetoDerelict2.jpg)

From Derelict, Resupply and Revelation.

(http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww209/Machina225/TributetoPI4.jpg)

An edit of a screenie taken from the Procyon Insurgency.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 12, 2008, 01:17:06 am
Nice. :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on December 12, 2008, 08:54:38 am
indeed! nice modification ^^
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 13, 2008, 09:41:59 am
(http://fc67.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/348/c/a/THe_NExt_ONe_by_Ziame.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 13, 2008, 10:43:44 am
:wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 13, 2008, 10:58:33 am
I just love this nebula. Please forgive me, community :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 13, 2008, 11:02:58 am
/me backs away slowly
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 13, 2008, 11:09:39 am
Well, it is nice...but isn't the exploding cruiser...nicer?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 13, 2008, 01:00:55 pm
Well I don't like when they destroy beauty Fenris/Levy
(http://fc68.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/319/4/9/Dumble_dee_dumble_duy_by_Ziame.png)

Isn't it one beautiful ship?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 13, 2008, 04:33:09 pm
Are those motion blurs?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on December 13, 2008, 04:40:00 pm
Are those motion blurs?

Wow, I see it too. What did you do to that image to give the impression of motion blur? DON'T TAUNT US SO!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 13, 2008, 04:41:43 pm
Is motion blur on the SCP to-do-list?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ssmit132 on December 13, 2008, 08:09:50 pm
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/7459/screen4177pp7.png)
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1646/screen4183il7.png)
Ooh, shiny!
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1124/screen4187ki5.png)
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/9602/screen4193yl7.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 13, 2008, 08:19:50 pm
Ugh.

I. Really. ****ing. Hate. That. Cubemap.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on December 13, 2008, 08:37:00 pm
On the Orion?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 13, 2008, 08:40:47 pm
or for the techroom background?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 13, 2008, 11:54:37 pm
Is motion blur on the SCP to-do-list?

On most image editors, there are blurring tools available. Not sure about Paint though . . .
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 14, 2008, 02:32:34 am
That's Gauss' Blur ;) But, oh it's the same ;d
(http://fc22.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/349/7/d/I_can__t_think_of_a_title_by_Ziame.png)

Aren't these boomz great?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 14, 2008, 02:38:18 am
Very pretty flak.

 . . . they look quite similar to the Blue Planet ones. Which mods/mediavps did you use when taking that screenshot?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 14, 2008, 03:23:24 am
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/7459/screen4177pp7.png)
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1646/screen4183il7.png)

Evil stuff. :drevil::yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ssmit132 on December 14, 2008, 03:26:55 am
I had a go at upgrading Inferno's effects to 3.6.10:

Nice blue beams...
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2135/screen4219.png)

The Shivan ones are a bit purple...
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6475/screen4222.png)

Vasudan beams are still nice and yellow...
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3264/screen4228.png)

Nice shot of the Diablo!
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5796/screen4237.png)

The EA turrets are using graphics copied from PI.
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6576/screen4254.png)

I may have made the EA beams look weird, though.
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5274/screen4258.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 14, 2008, 03:42:04 am
Very pretty. 

I especially like those blue beams.  :yes:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 14, 2008, 04:03:20 am
INFSCP, I assume? Nice.

Or is it INFR1 with 3.6.10 mediavps?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on December 14, 2008, 04:17:56 am
Or is it INFR1 with 3.6.10 mediavps?

It can't be INF SCP since only a few privileged INF members and Administrators have access to the files. The new Lindos, for example, is much better than the old, blocky one.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ssmit132 on December 14, 2008, 04:27:34 am
INFSCP, I assume? Nice.

Or is it INFR1 with 3.6.10 mediavps?

The latter. I am not yet privileged to have INFSCP.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 14, 2008, 05:06:49 am
Very pretty flak.

 . . . they look quite similar to the Blue Planet ones. Which mods/mediavps did you use when taking that screenshot?


 Beta 3.6.10 and Blue Planet, and I got these effect by using one of the filters in GIMP. Don't know the name for it in English, but it's fifth from the top in "Artistic"


Well, I am happy that someone appreciates my screenshots ;)

(http://fc58.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/349/0/1/Beamz_by_Ziame.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ssmit132 on December 14, 2008, 05:35:53 am
Hooooooooooooly crap... That is very close to that beam!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 14, 2008, 06:34:08 am
I saw that and went "Oh ****". :D
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Stormkeeper on December 14, 2008, 07:07:35 am
I saw that and went "Oh ****". :D
Ditto. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 14, 2008, 11:42:02 am
Grazing an LRed? Nice.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Spidey- on December 14, 2008, 12:52:31 pm
I wandered into the wrong place between the colossus and the sathanas and got grazed by the colossus...twice...and died
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 14, 2008, 01:18:06 pm
I am so happy that you like my screenshot :)))
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Hades on December 14, 2008, 01:19:36 pm
The new Shivan beams are really ****ing ugly.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Mobius on December 14, 2008, 01:24:08 pm
Special thanks to Admiral Nelson for the following(lvlshotted) screenshots! :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/NelsonAndBronte/FS2/Warzone.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/NelsonAndBronte/FS2/Boomerang.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/NelsonAndBronte/FS2/AeosAffair.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/NelsonAndBronte/FS2/PandorasBoxRelease.jpg)


Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Polpolion on December 14, 2008, 01:45:17 pm
The new Shivan beams are really ****ing ugly.

We're glad you've voiced your opinions. Now what do you intend to do about it, aside from *****ing and absolutely nothing at all?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 14, 2008, 04:07:33 pm
IMO they're great.
(http://fc48.deviantart.com/fs33/f/2008/297/3/e/Fenris_again_by_Ziame.png)

I don't do only beamz shotz :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 14, 2008, 04:19:23 pm
A bit to bright on the left for my taste, but essentially very good.  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 14, 2008, 04:35:32 pm
THX noted. well, this one wasn't edited.

(http://fc94.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/349/3/b/Beamz2_by_Ziame.png)


a mi no me gusta beam a la derecha :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Titan on December 14, 2008, 05:30:54 pm
oh, i can translate (i take xtra spanish along with the normal stuff.)

'i don't like the beam on the left'

... now i feel like a pompous 4year old. ah well.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on December 14, 2008, 05:33:45 pm
well I don't like the sun... what happened there?? where are the special effects that came with the new mvps? they do not show on the screenshots?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 14, 2008, 05:44:43 pm
I think he's still using the Betas. That's why the SAAA looks like that.
It looks different in 3.6.10
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 14, 2008, 05:54:21 pm
oh, i can translate (i take xtra spanish along with the normal stuff.)

'i don't like the beam on the left'

... now i feel like a pompous 4year old. ah well.

I thought derecha was right... :wtf:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on December 14, 2008, 06:41:59 pm
I thought derecha was right... :wtf:

Indeed, right = derecha, left = izquierda.

Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 14, 2008, 11:40:22 pm
Wow . . . finally 100 pages showing the development of FSO's beauty . . .
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 15, 2008, 04:09:33 am
That beam to the right looks a bit odd... :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 15, 2008, 04:20:09 am
That beam to the right looks a bit odd... :nervous:


So does the lack of starfield, and the huge blob (is it a sun?) on the lower right quarter of the image. :nervous: So I would guess that something esle besides mediavps are in use...
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 15, 2008, 04:37:58 am
I think he's still using the Betas. That's why the SAAA looks like that.
It looks different in 3.6.10

...maybe.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on December 15, 2008, 05:18:15 am
the sun looks kind of inferno'ish to me.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 15, 2008, 06:14:10 am
Something from me:
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/438/beaty1al8.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 15, 2008, 07:53:58 am
The shots have been taken in the betas so don't kill me please. Derecha is right :) I'll shoot some people screnshots when I have time, so if you want to watch some you can always check my deviant :)

(http://ziame.deviantart.com (http://ziame.deviantart.com))

FIXXXORED
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 15, 2008, 08:31:37 am
Feel free to type in the full URL with the http part, Ziame. Doing so automatically links it. :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 15, 2008, 08:55:51 am
Well, tommorow I'll send another shots, now I'm setting the backstage ;d

FRED roxxx :)


Shiv - nice shot :) I like it

Ale naprawdę ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: BengalTiger on December 15, 2008, 10:30:53 am
Ale naprawdę ;)

Trzeba przyznać.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 15, 2008, 10:58:35 am
What do you think?
(http://fc23.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/350/5/b/Awesome_Deimos_Shot_by_Ziame.png)

Hyh :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rodo on December 15, 2008, 11:12:58 am
that's the ambient light? or the explotion??
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 15, 2008, 12:28:59 pm
Ale naprawdę ;)

Trzeba przyznać.
Dzięki :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 15, 2008, 12:32:14 pm
Star light I guess.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 15, 2008, 12:50:06 pm
that's the ambient light? or the explotion??

Well, IMO that's Deimos' Engine :D

EDIT:
Sorry, I didn't get your point. Two red stars from Singh's background set
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on December 15, 2008, 02:18:13 pm
Ale naprawdę ;)

Trzeba przyznać.
Dzięki :)
Would you guys mind not doing that too often? People might think you're calling them names :p
Awesome shots, Ziame.

Below, I tried to get as close as possible to vanilla FS2:

(http://i38.tinypic.com/mj901e.jpg)

Then, with the latest mediavps:

(http://i36.tinypic.com/qqo4tu.jpg)

Congratulations to everyone who worked on FS for the past (almost) 10 years!

EDIT: The red is not env mapping, it's a red binary off the screen :P
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 15, 2008, 02:21:21 pm
There shouldn't be env mapping on the Retail one.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 15, 2008, 02:27:50 pm
Earth Defense...
(http://www.game-warden.com/earthdefence/gallery/mystery.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Snail on December 15, 2008, 02:32:47 pm
OooOoOOoOOoOoooooOOOOOoooh \/\/|-|47 15 7|-|47?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ShadowGorrath on December 15, 2008, 02:55:12 pm
?

Anyway. . . Why do you have to torment me so much on a dead internet time!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 15, 2008, 03:05:27 pm
I KNEW YOU POSTED ED ON OUR FORUM :)))


FSFreak: Thanks :)

BTW Your comparison is rly great. Now we can understand the evolution of, if not only FreeSpace, the whole gaming technology!

(http://fc44.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/350/a/b/Could_you_stop_by_Ziame.png)


MOMMY "F" ISN'T SUCH A BAD GRADE

A.K.A

STOP SHOOTIN' AT ALPHA ONE!

Not so nicey as the former ones, yet melikes it so I hope you won't kill me, or hit with a sledgehammer between my legs.

Anyways, what do you think about that previous DeimosEngineShot? I like it myself

AND!

FSopen ftw!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ssmit132 on December 15, 2008, 05:14:43 pm
I like that front-on Deimos shot!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: CKid on December 15, 2008, 05:38:54 pm
(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/But%20Hate%20The%20Traitor1.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/HercMK2-2.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/The%20Sicilian%20Defense1.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/The%20Sicilian%20Defense2.jpg)

(http://h1.ripway.com/Canadian/The%20Sicilian%20Defense3.jpg)


Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: General Battuta on December 15, 2008, 07:02:38 pm
It looks like one of the biggest graphical issues we need resolved is the problem of effects (beam charge balls, explosions, and thruster glows) clipping into the hulls of ships, creating those ugly hard lines.

But I guess we'd need something volumetric to resolve that?
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Rick James on December 15, 2008, 09:36:38 pm
The amount of eyecandy in the last few pages has officially made my teeth melt.

Me love HTL modeling long time.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 15, 2008, 10:27:33 pm
The first picture is very good.  :)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Charismatic on December 15, 2008, 11:02:38 pm
My ****ing God! Several jaw droppers. I hate everyone:P Caz im jealos i cant play with those pimped out graphcis...
Id vote this for the best, due to the nebula and beams. The beams are the best iv ever seen. Orgasmic.
(http://fc44.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/350/a/b/Could_you_stop_by_Ziame.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: blowfish on December 15, 2008, 11:11:17 pm
But ... but ... starfield.pof :(
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 15, 2008, 11:28:55 pm
My ignorance of modelling is killing me :(
I must someday learn how to interpret all this stuff . . .
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Droid803 on December 15, 2008, 11:35:31 pm
heh? That just means it has no starry background and only a few retail stars.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 16, 2008, 02:02:43 am
Starfield.pof will be included next time.

next of my lousy screenshots:
(http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/351/7/3/OMG_OSOM_by_Ziame.png)


Yeah ;d
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: eliex on December 16, 2008, 02:24:08 am
Lousy screenshots? No way!

I like the flak effect and the background. Nice and orange . . .
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Jeff Vader on December 16, 2008, 02:38:52 am
The amount of eyecandy in the last few pages has officially made my teeth melt.
Shouldn't it make your eyes melt?  :nervous:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: ssmit132 on December 16, 2008, 02:41:03 am
At least he can still admire them. What use would it be if his eyes melted?  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 16, 2008, 09:15:43 am
Compared to the screenshot masters I am just an adept ;d

Another lousy-try-of-getting-your-attention-guys-;d

(http://fc23.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/351/5/2/La_discoteca_xd_by_Ziame.png)

the "end" of beamz is evul ( I mean these sharp edges at the point of hit ;d )
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: shiv on December 16, 2008, 10:58:31 am
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5594/persiv3.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 16, 2008, 11:40:27 am
Took me a while because 3.6.10 mediavps work terribly on my Mac.

(http://kn49fg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p00h1bk09pnfajnYlk8-Su-awqAYXTX3REXc-rxW-JUJ00IY17sYTH_H4NTlfm1xLhgSakTfoGA1_iqRww7V1BQ/GTF_Angel_301_001.png)

(http://kn49fg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pKawCHtjK7ISpoPAw2GMd19c14SUuuHvozHYmSufcK7kNlessO5pdkUvxmxFmQVNM61S2fmY2uOmjDmRJ-tgSUQ/GTF_Apollo_301_001.png)

(http://kn49fg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pEX6n4yCpeTouA4eyVbWAcKsAZjNJpWSIJH5Fm96FEI6gujNvWBhUIKq69468v6mnjGjhh2vlzMiTiWpipQsuHw/GTT_Hunter_301_001.png)

(http://kn49fg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pBR5voMqdBsFHUg54qz4EuHow2VGmyY2YV6BGRHNLZ5w8obN6sw0645ucse7R7UF3zXfMNckyPgQQLyo6J1aEdQ/PVDr_Jackal_301_001.png)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 16, 2008, 11:54:35 am
And next

(http://fc78.deviantart.com/fs34/f/2008/300/9/8/Two_Perses_and_One_Orion_by_Ziame.png)


Nice shots Androgeos Exeunt. Yet IMO Jackal is... jackal ;d
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on December 16, 2008, 11:57:28 am
A quiet night in the city...
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/a.jpg)


Turned into chaos!
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/b.jpg)


...with other fishy thingies going around..
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/c.jpg)


..and down..
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/d.jpg)


(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/e.jpg)


Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel!
(http://www.joskus.jossain.com/f.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on December 16, 2008, 12:13:52 pm
Awesome again.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 16, 2008, 12:36:46 pm
 :jaw: OH MY GOD YOU KILLED ZIAME! YOU ARTIST!
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: fsphiladelphia on December 16, 2008, 01:18:15 pm
All these 3.6.10 shots are killing me.  I've been in law school finals for the last two weeks and can't install 3.6.10 until tomorrow at the earliest!  DAMN!!!!!!!!!

OK must get back to work.
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: castor on December 16, 2008, 02:14:19 pm
:jaw: OH MY GOD YOU KILLED ZIAME! YOU ARTIST!
Thanks, but its the SCP/FSU peeps, I just press buttons ;)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 16, 2008, 03:20:23 pm
You're right only in 50%, Castor. It's something like:

"HAY, I'm photographer, I am not artist, I just press buttons i adjust something I can't even see hehe thank God you have it all"


(http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs39/f/2008/351/0/4/ERM_by_Ziame.png)

Now tell me, what the HELL is that ;d
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Herra Tohtori on December 16, 2008, 03:50:49 pm
Nice Aeolus. :p
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Ziame on December 16, 2008, 03:58:50 pm
Nice Aeolus. :p

O'rly? :)

Seriously, I think *shrug* yeah right, Ziame and thinking.

Weeeeeeeell I am off to sleep, it's 11 :O
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Spidey- on December 16, 2008, 08:15:30 pm
Right so I just couldn't resist taking a few showy screens with 3.9.10, so I just loaded up a couple of missions and started oogling over all the pretty new effects

First up, clash of the titans
(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS2-1.jpg)

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS2-2.jpg)

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS2-3.jpg)

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS2-4.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Spidey- on December 16, 2008, 08:15:47 pm
Cue BSG music?
(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS2-5.jpg)

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS2-6.jpg)

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS-7.jpg)

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS-8.jpg)

(http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww308/cindered/FS-9.jpg)
Title: Re: A celebration of Freespace
Post by: Spidey- on <