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Offline Stryke 9

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RAR. And we're supposed to open that with what, exactly?  

There's a reason .zip files are used- they're standard for most people. I too have a modem and reularly upload packages, and a .zip file that takes 15 minutes to upload is still invariably better than a file that takes 1 minute but that nobody can extract.

 

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WinRAR - sorry, you're right, I should've posted a link to the proggie. Anyways, I use it 'cause it generally compresses stuff much better than Winzip.

EDIT: Wrong URL...

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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline Stryke 9

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Oooooh, new goodies! Give it a minute or so and I'll have the .ivr and plugin up... believe me, you'll like.

 

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Wait a minute- this costs money! Damn capitalists- WHY do you assume I'm willing to support the economy???  

 

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You can rest assured I'll make a heck of a lot of renders of it once I can get the damn thing of GeoCities...  

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Aw man, I was thinking it would be a spherical thing or something, not flat... never mind.

 

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Originally posted by Stryke 9:
Aw man, I was thinking it would be a spherical thing or something, not flat... never mind.


Spherical? Whaddya mean?


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"...The quintessential quality of our age is that of dreams coming true. Just think of it. For centuries we have dreamt of flying; recently we made that come true: we have always hankered for speed; now we have speeds greater than we can stand: we wanted to speak to far parts of the Earth; we can: we wanted to explore the sea bottom; we have: and so  on, and so on: and, too, we wanted the power to smash our enemies utterly; we have it. If we had truly wanted peace, we should have had that as well. But true peace has never been one of the genuine dreams - we have got little further than preaching against war in order to appease our consciences. The truly wishful dreams, the many-minded dreams are now irresistible - they become facts." - 'The Outward Urge' by John Wyndham

"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline Stryke 9

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something not planar... just different nodes scattered about in all 3 coordinates, or arranged in a hollow sphere about a central point... might as well explain it now, an .ivr is an (evidently extremely compact) image file that, when viewed using the program or plugin simulates standing in a fixed point looking around in 360*. Very, very cool looking, and smaller than a DXF.

 

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Ha har! I have to make my own galaxy (cos I anit resurching real ones and would like to not use FS2 stuff) So Im making a brand new one- My TC requires that you leave all knowlage at the door.

3D muiltplanar maps coming your ways. Someitme.
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Speaking of real galaxies, the Freespace nodemap shows quite clearly that the systems are not arranged according to anything obvious, like distance or direction. I say this because AlphaCen, which in Real Life™ is the closest star system to Sol, is most definetly not the closest in the nodemap.

So perhaps the map represents something more useful, considering it's about subspace nodes: relative subspace travel time from one system to another.

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"...The quintessential quality of our age is that of dreams coming true. Just think of it. For centuries we have dreamt of flying; recently we made that come true: we have always hankered for speed; now we have speeds greater than we can stand: we wanted to speak to far parts of the Earth; we can: we wanted to explore the sea bottom; we have: and so  on, and so on: and, too, we wanted the power to smash our enemies utterly; we have it. If we had truly wanted peace, we should have had that as well. But true peace has never been one of the genuine dreams - we have got little further than preaching against war in order to appease our consciences. The truly wishful dreams, the many-minded dreams are now irresistible - they become facts." - 'The Outward Urge' by John Wyndham

"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

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Originally posted by Stryke 9:
something not planar... just different nodes scattered about in all 3 coordinates, or arranged in a hollow sphere about a central point...

Something like this you mean?  (quick and dirty screen grab from 3DE)

 
 
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Offline Setekh

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But that's basically what Sandwich's one looks like...

Stryke, I dunno about you, but the 3dm that I got off Sandwich is far from planar...  
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Stryke, from what I can understand, you're talking about something along the lines of QuickTimeVR, right? Basically a 360x360 degree image?

EDIT: for all you drooler's, I've uploaded an animated GIF of the nodemap doing a full 360. It's around 930kb. Check it out!  

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[This message has been edited by sandwich (edited 11-10-2001).]
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"...The quintessential quality of our age is that of dreams coming true. Just think of it. For centuries we have dreamt of flying; recently we made that come true: we have always hankered for speed; now we have speeds greater than we can stand: we wanted to speak to far parts of the Earth; we can: we wanted to explore the sea bottom; we have: and so  on, and so on: and, too, we wanted the power to smash our enemies utterly; we have it. If we had truly wanted peace, we should have had that as well. But true peace has never been one of the genuine dreams - we have got little further than preaching against war in order to appease our consciences. The truly wishful dreams, the many-minded dreams are now irresistible - they become facts." - 'The Outward Urge' by John Wyndham

"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

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That thing, I think it's what avenger uses. basically, you have a window, and you can rotate and zoom on a 3D object (why basically? it's EXACTLY that in fact.)
SCREW CANON!

 

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Originally posted by sandwich:
EDIT: for all you drooler's, Shrike's uploaded an animated GIF of the nodemap doing a full 360. It's around 930kb. Check it out!  


 
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EDIT: for all you drooler's, Shrike's uploaded an animated GIF of the nodemap doing a full 360. It's around 930kb. Check it out!    


True.   Everybody together now: "Thank You, Shrike!!"    

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America, stand assured that Israel truly understands what you are going through.

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"...The quintessential quality of our age is that of dreams coming true. Just think of it. For centuries we have dreamt of flying; recently we made that come true: we have always hankered for speed; now we have speeds greater than we can stand: we wanted to speak to far parts of the Earth; we can: we wanted to explore the sea bottom; we have: and so  on, and so on: and, too, we wanted the power to smash our enemies utterly; we have it. If we had truly wanted peace, we should have had that as well. But true peace has never been one of the genuine dreams - we have got little further than preaching against war in order to appease our consciences. The truly wishful dreams, the many-minded dreams are now irresistible - they become facts." - 'The Outward Urge' by John Wyndham

"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline Stryke 9

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Hmmm... well, the DXF is just a plane, and I can't process 3DMs... and yes, it's basically a 360* image, although in my opinion one of the cooler kinds I've seen...

 

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how about maybe putting them in their real positions?
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"Thank You, Shrike!!"    

But that would go against absolutely everything I stand for...   [j/k]
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how about maybe putting them in their real positions?

What do you mean by "real positions"? They are in the correct positions according to one of the command briefings shows in it's nice zoom & turn.

Or do you mean their Real Life™ positions? If so, go to www.solstation.com.  



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America, stand assured that Israel truly understands what you are going through.

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"...The quintessential quality of our age is that of dreams coming true. Just think of it. For centuries we have dreamt of flying; recently we made that come true: we have always hankered for speed; now we have speeds greater than we can stand: we wanted to speak to far parts of the Earth; we can: we wanted to explore the sea bottom; we have: and so  on, and so on: and, too, we wanted the power to smash our enemies utterly; we have it. If we had truly wanted peace, we should have had that as well. But true peace has never been one of the genuine dreams - we have got little further than preaching against war in order to appease our consciences. The truly wishful dreams, the many-minded dreams are now irresistible - they become facts." - 'The Outward Urge' by John Wyndham

"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill