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Offline Lynx

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Bob, you are my hero. I mean it. This looks n times better than the standard FS2 crap.:nod: :yes:
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Offline Killfrenzy

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'Trailblazing' is a great idea for fighters......but capships? They're not going fast enough! Those Terran ships look like they're charging forward at about 100m/s!!
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Offline Darkage

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Better yet... Can I install an AGP slot?



AGP slots are attached to the main board just lile PCI slots and can not be installed.
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Offline diamondgeezer

:eek: **** me Bob, those are beautiful :nod:

 

Offline StratComm

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Originally posted by Killfrenzy
'Trailblazing' is a great idea for fighters......but capships? They're not going fast enough! Those Terran ships look like they're charging forward at about 100m/s!!

When in fact they are sitting completely still.
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Offline LAW ENFORCER

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that IS cool
I would want to have it per ship or per mission (mabey a flag in the mission with sexp controled on off (like beams) becuase I wouldn'y want to use it in normal missions, mabey subspae like missions (not FS2 mind, me MOD)
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Offline IceFire

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My dad's computer which is older than mine has an AGP slot... Why doesn't mine? Their both Dell Dimensions!!!!

Okay, what are the most recent PCI compatible videocards?

Most computers to come out in the last 4-5 years have had an AGP slot of varrying speeds.  The latest generation of motherboards supports bandwidth speeds of upto 8X.  This actually doesn't make much of a difference performance side yet but eventually it probably will.

The reason why you machine may not have an AGP slot is because many systems built recently forgo the slot in the first place opting for a cheaper solution by integrating all of the necessary AGP components into the motherboard itself.  So your Intel graphics card is probably an AGP card but you have no AGP port to show for it.

The end run of this is that you usually get what you pay for.  Some Dell systems have the AGP ports and they tend to be the more expensive models.   Others forgo that cost to them and remove the port altogether.

So other than performing radical surgery on a Dell system, which is near impossible unless you have access to replacement Dell parts, there isn't much you can do to upgrade the system.  PCI based video cards are hard to find and do not have nearly the kind of performance that the AGP ones possess.
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Offline Bobboau

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updated, made some general improvements, and fixed the thrusters in the nebula, you should see that thrusters are foged on a per thruster basis not per ship as it was before, wich makes them much better looking than they were before
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Offline Bobboau

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and the idea behind this is that it's more of an ion wake or something  than a lens flare, thus it is on capships as well as fighters
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Offline Goober5000

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Shouldn't it curve if the ship changes direction?

 

Offline Skaarj

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why is it when i try this the screen goes up-side-down?????? i have no mods installed.
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Offline Bobboau

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Skaarj, wtf, that is an extreemly weird bug, I have no idea, did this just show up or has this been in earlier builds
can you give a screen shot.

goob, it should. does it not?
granted it doesn't exactly curve so much as it points, and it is based on the ships rotvel not wich way it's trying to go
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Offline Skaarj

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wots your e-mail and i will send u a screenshot i don't know how to post screenies here.
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Offline Goober5000

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goob, it should. does it not?


It didn't in the first build; I tried to download again and the link was broken.

And try curving it the way the afterburner trails from FS1 are curved.  That'd be cool. :)

 

Offline Bobboau

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look in my profile
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Offline Skaarj

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thats me sent u a screenshot.
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Offline Bobboau

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heh, that's upside down...
what API are you useing (DX or OGL)?
I'm guessing OGL as there is no shine mapping
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Offline Skaarj

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yeah its OGL, but it does it on both OGL and DX
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Offline IceFire

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Excellent improvement Bobboau.  One thing I didn't like that was changed was I can't see the trails from infront of a vessel.  So the thrusters point away from me and I can't see them.

This used to be so with the previous version and it looked very good.  You could actually see a corona around the engines even thought you were infront of the vessel.  Very B5ish actually...this effect is gone, I'd like it back.

Now I see one other visual error that I'll take a picture of....but DANG is this good looking!  They are a bit too big on some vessels and just right on others so I guess a table implementation will fix that.
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Offline Bobboau

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I think I'm gana make a third glow for the looking down the front of the thruster effect, as what this is is basicly the beam rendering code and it doesn't look that good when looked at from sharp angles, so I need a glow at the base of the effect to cover up the sharp angle that the poly is being drawen at, like beams have a glow at there base, I have a graphic that should fit in well
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