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Bushwacker

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What ship would you most want modded into FS?
Well?  I for one would love to see the Excalibur from B5: Crusade.  Here's a picture so you know what it looks like:
 

 

Offline Martinus

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'tis quite a nice model, pity the show was cut off. It had a great deal of potential.

Personally I'm going to start working on the ship I'd most like to see in FS. Spaceman Spiff's fighter.  

Gotta get my computer up and running again though. So many things to do and so little time.

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Bushwacker

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It may not be as dead as you think.  Sci-Fi Channel is running the episodes in the intended chronological order.  If the ratings are good, J. Michael Straczynski says that they *MAY* resume filming the series.  A chronology is available at Scifi's Crusade web page.  There may be hope yet...

Now, what other ship(s) would totally r0><0r in FS?

 

Offline Martinus

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Now that's excellent news.

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Offline NeoHunter

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Going a bit off topic here are we now, guys?  

Anyway, I would like to fly along side any capital ship I design.

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SuperStarDestroyer.  

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Offline NeoHunter

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SuperStarDestroyer.  

That's overkill.

I want a ship with the Defense matrix Mark III. Actually, I want all the Babylon 5 ships.

Before you guys start referring me to the Babylon Project for FreeSpace, I just want to say I know about it.


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What ship would you most want modded into FS?
I'd love to see Spaceball 1 from Spaceballs, think its a cool ship but its also a Transformer!
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Offline Martinus

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I once tried to build a model of Spaceball 1 for XWvT I couldn't find enough reference material.

As for super star destroyers it shouldn't be too hard to "port" the XWA model.

 

Offline Fineus

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The YT-2000 from X-Wing Alliance.

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Bushwacker

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I'm sure we can scrounge up enough data on OPT files to easily port them into a convertable format.  The only difference is that the textures AND the geometric data are all crammed into one file.  The geo data with the right tools is exportable into DXF files and textures into PCX format (might be BMP, don't quote me on this), if memory serves me right.

So, I guess this could serve as the general census on what ship will be a "must have" for modders of all ages?

 

Offline Warlock

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Two things

1: B5
 I did some looking around the net the other night after watching Crusade, what I found was lovely   Not only is JMS making the New Rangrs based movie, but the planning is for it to be the third series of the b5 saga  

2: Star Wars ships
 If you can texture them I can make ANY ship from XWA into POF you want  

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Offline The Claw

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I have only seen a few Babylon 5's, and two episodes of Crusade (the one with the ancient race dissecting every body that lands on their planet and the one with the Well of Forever... i think that's the name of it). It is a brilliant series, although I have heard it's ended (?) I dunno cause I've only seen a couple...
Anyways, back on track, I would personally love to see either Red Dwarf, Starbug or BlueMidget in FS2... although the Rogue Simulants battle cruiser could be cool too...

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Bushwacker

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Like I said, Warlock, the skins are in pcx or bmp (I don't remember which) in the OPT file, so you just need to extract them.  I remember seeing this in one of the OPT Project tutorials a while back.  The trick is finding a program that'll extract the skins.  Might as well start nosing around @ Xwingalliance.net...

 

Offline Warlock

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Like I said,..I can get it ALL,..someone still has to texture with the BMPs I extract  

Remember the ONLY OPT converter out converts to DFX format, which wipes the entire texturing data.

Unless xwa.net released something new lately of course  

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Offline Martinus

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Don't think XWL have any new conversion tools. They've had problems with changing to a new server and are being hosted temporarily on another server in the meantime.

You may be able to convert models for FS but it would be a lengthy procedure due to the nature of the .opt files (model data, hardpoints, texs, etc. amalgamated into one file). If you're really committed to this you might want to talk to the guys at the XWA update project. They're redoing all of the models to a damn fine standard. Their models would be excellent.

 

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I don't think the XWAUP models would work within the Freespace 2 engine, those ships have over 1000 faces, and capships have no face restriction at all.

And yes, ACE_dxf is the only tool that can convert models to a common 3D file format, to dxf. But ACE has problems with some models, i.e. I tried to convert the Repair Yard, but I got a complete mess.
But once you have a model in dxf format it's not harder to convert them to pof then it is with a new model. ACE also extracts the textures from the model and saves them as 256 color BMPs in an extra directory.

 

Offline Warlock

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Yup I've already got most of the stations converted and tested, just I'm not worth a **** at texturing  

But the other thing with converting the XWA ships is simply most of the stock ones are so low in detail it's not really worth the trouble.

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Offline NeoHunter

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Actually, I wouldn't mind flying a TIE Defender.

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Offline Warlock

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Well bushy last night I got screwing around and I downloaded 2 versions of the victory Class

one in lightwave, flaw, it's in multiple parts and without lightwave I can't access the scene file that has it all palced out right

the other, MAX file that enjoys crashing my 3d studio r3 every single time I try to load it.

Still would be nice to either render some pretty pics OR better yet if it's low enough polys to slap into fs2    


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