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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Essential discussion about what's hot and what's not
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...
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 11:59:38 am by castor »

 

Offline KappaWing

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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.

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Check the wiki if you want to fiddle with the numbers. It'll tell you what each one does :nod:
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2008, 03:18:32 am by karajorma »
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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  :)


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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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?
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 02:23:07 pm by FreeSpaceFreak »

 

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
What size screen do you have?!

 

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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
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Offline eliex

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
The Orion looks very nice in that picture.  :nod:

BTW, what mission is that picture taken from?

 

Offline Snail

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
1680x1050
That's... Quite large......

 
Re: A celebration of Freespace
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?
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Re: A celebration of Freespace

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.
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
that happens  :lol:
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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.

 

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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...
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
can you point me to the arcadia thread?


And the Cepheus looks nothing like an arcadia...
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Hey, Rodo, try using the [lvlshot] tag next time. It scales down your image so that it can fit into the forum window.

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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
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.
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