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Offline ZylonBane

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OK, I'm stupid.  What is a skybox?
You must not play FPSs much. A skybox is exactly what it sounds like-- a box that acts as the sky. The distant outdoor environments (clouds, mountains, cityscapes, etc) in pretty much every FPS engine since Quake are usually nothing more than the insides of a giant textured cube.
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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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Originally posted by Inquisitor

In-engine Cutscenes



Thank you. Have you tried the one I posted?

Do you mean the way I posted, with the new SEXPs, or some other way.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2003, 06:39:16 am by 536 »

 

Offline Killfrenzy

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Something that could be super cool:

TORPEDOES!!!!

As in, missiles launced from capships that home in on other capships.

Think 'Starlancer' and you'll get what I mean. This would open up a whole variety of new engagements, and would fill in the only remaining hole in capship armaments.
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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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You could even fly into them and get killed all the time.

Do the capship cannons in StarLancer even do any damage.

 
Make sure the RIGHT set of glowmaps are standard
http://www.3dap.com/hlp/hosted/fsport/working/GEglowmaps.zip

THank you Galactic Emperor.

Or, even better the .vp file

http://www.3dap.com/hlp/hosted/scroll/misc/glowmaps.zip

THank you Sesquipedalian.

--> I think that is very important. It is even more important that it is incorporated by 3.6

--> I mean, we all want it now. How about a new and improved 3.51???--The sooner the better.
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Offline Nico

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Originally posted by Killfrenzy
Something that could be super cool:

TORPEDOES!!!!

As in, missiles launced from capships that home in on other capships.

Think 'Starlancer' and you'll get what I mean. This would open up a whole variety of new engagements, and would fill in the only remaining hole in capship armaments.


make a turret, make it launch a big missile. yeah! torpedo.

skyboxes would, well, rule. if they're not boxes of course, wanna make a pof and use that as the "box".
« Last Edit: March 03, 2003, 10:34:49 am by 83 »
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Offline ZylonBane

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Originally posted by Killfrenzy
As in, missiles launced from capships that home in on other capships.
You can already do this. Just make a torpedo-shaped "fighter", then order it to kamikaze whatever capship you want.

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skyboxes would, well, rule. if they're not boxes of course, wanna make a pof and use that as the "box".
Nothing wrong with cubic skyboxes. If they're made right, you can't even tell it's a cube.

But yeah, the advantage of hooking into FS2's existing code is that you could do skyspheres, skytubes... whatever.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2003, 10:37:09 am by 264 »
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Offline Galemp

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Nebulae use skyspheres, don't they?

Anyway, what good would this be? How would spinning rings work, Zylon?
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Offline Nico

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Nebulae use skyspheres, don't they?

Anyway, what good would this be? How would spinning rings work, Zylon?


benefits? how, I can render a unique, great looking background impossible to achive with regular nebulas.

and no, usual nebulas are planes, just try and make 6 very gigantic nebulas placed like a cube in the mission, you'll see, well, a cube. they overlap, etc
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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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Originally posted by venom2506

and no, usual nebulas are planes, just try and make 6 very gigantic nebulas placed like a cube in the mission, you'll see, well, a cube. they overlap, etc


I think he means the full nebulae. And i think he's right. There is a huge blue sphere pof in the sparky.vp, and all I can think of is that it is the full nebula B/G, on a similar prinicple to the subspace tunnels.

BTW, why are there two subspace tunnel pofs?

 

Offline Galemp

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They rotate in opposite directions with alpha channel transparency. :nod:
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Offline ZylonBane

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Anyway, what good would this be? How would spinning rings work, Zylon?
The same way every other spinning submodel in the game works.
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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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They rotate in opposite directions with alpha channel transparency. :nod:


Ahh, so one fits inside the other! That's quite froody.

 

Offline Nico

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Originally posted by Petrarch of the VBB


I think he means the full nebulae. And i think he's right. There is a huge blue sphere pof in the sparky.vp, and all I can think of is that it is the full nebula B/G, on a similar prinicple to the subspace tunnels.
 


ah, yeah, that. true, there's a mapped sphere as a background.
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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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Tis what I said. Also, that sphere must have some sort of texture variance code, as it is blue in Modelview, yet can have many different nebula colours.

 

Offline Fry_Day

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To do what most of you refer to as specular highlighting, all you need to do is use a specular map (which is basically a while gradient sphere, with the middle being brightest) on a black background, and map it onto every vertex using the vertex's normal for texture coordinates, after scaling the normal.
something like:
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glBlend(GL_ONE,GL_ONE); //Add-blend the specular highlight
...
glTexCoord2f((Vlist[index].x/2) +0.5f, Vlist[index].y/2 +0.5f);


I'm not gonna explain the math behind why it works, but it is mathematically correct phong shading, assuming that the light source is a point light, right where the viewer is, and the viewer is infinitely far from the viewed object (As in, looking at it through a giant telescope, so there's no perspective taken into account).

It's got limitations, but it looks good, and is very easy to implement on hardware.

 

Offline phreak

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or we can multitexture :D


on another note i had an idea - level 4 tag system:

A friendly ship would shoot a level 4 tag missile at a ship.  once its tagged, others friendly ships in the area that have special missiles will fire these missiles and they would conduct a subspace missile strike.  basically you become the firer of the ssm strike
Offically approved by Ebola Virus Man :wtf:
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Offline J3Vr6

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Kind of laser designating a target IRL, where a soldier "paints" something as a target for an air strike?

How about some sort of beam type of weapon, where you have to keep the target painted with the beam until the missiles hit.  The beam won't do any damage, it just basically calls in the strike to that target.  You'd have to be within a specific range in order for it to work.

Also, going back to the main topic, what about all the threads that were to incorporate T&L and all that into Freespace?  Is that coming soon to a FS game near us?
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Make the "paint" laser turn the target box blue, and send a message to all bombers in the area. Bombers could then press a pre-designated button to target it. This would be good for multi-player more thn single.