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Offline Shiku

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A few Vasudan Questions
1. How may hours are in the Vasudan Standard Clock?
In a few missions events take place around 32:00 hours Vasudan Standard, so how many hours long is the clock?

2. Has anybody made a Vasudan font yet? I've been thinking of making one based on the signs at the top and bottom of the Vasudan Bomber picture included in the extras (Image included), but I can't find any good font creator programs.

3. A while ago I saw a link to a collection of names for Freespace ships, Demonic names for Shivans, Egyptian names for Vasudans, and a list for Terrans (Can't remember what kind of names it used).
Does anybody have a link to it?


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1) I don't know right off the bat. It may be in the Species section in the Tech Room, though it's been ages since I looked in there.

2) No, but it would be pretty cool.

3) Are you thinking of www.pantheon.org? This may not be it, but if you're looking for GE's name generator, I can't remember where it is either.

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Re: A few Vasudan Questions
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2. Has anybody made a Vasudan font yet? I've been thinking of making one based on the signs at the top and bottom of the Vasudan Bomber picture included in the extras (Image included), but I can't find any good font creator programs.




I can't recall anyone ever perposing Vasudan ship Name Plates, now that I think about it. (which is sorta relevant :nervous: )

 

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I did.. alltough only if we had a proper font for them...
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1: I don't think this is officially known. That 32:00 in sm2-07 is the only reference at all to Vasudan time.

2: The HOL logo and a few command briefings have some Vasudan letters on them, but I haven't seen any actual font. Where did you get that picture, by the way? I haven't seen it before and the textures on that Sekhmet look really good.

3: I don't remember the urls now but I have a few text files with all the names copied out of there.

 

Offline Shiku

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Where did you get that picture, by the way? I haven't seen it before and the textures on that Sekhmet look really good.


The Picture (along with some others) is in the Extras Folder on Disc 3 of FS 2
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I don't remember seeing any extras folder on mine, but I have to check. Is it only in the GOTY edition or something?

The only extras folder I have is on the FS1 Silent Threat CD, with the funny movies in it.
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Offline Nuclear1

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That sounds about right. I managed to salvage that folder before my Disc Three went kerplooey on me.
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Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 

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I never realized the Sekhmet was a two-seater.  Though those textures are just higher-res versions of the stock ones, without all of the green glowy blobs.
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Must be the GOTY edition, as I have no extras folder.
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Re: A few Vasudan Questions
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1. How may hours are in the Vasudan Standard Clock?
In a few missions events take place around 32:00 hours Vasudan Standard, so how many hours long is the clock?


Actually, the largest amount of time refered to is 3320 hours.  At a minimum, we can assume it's 34 hours, but that's Vasudan hours so what it comes out to in our time could be, well, anything.  Of course, if you want to make it easier, just say 34 and let it stand as that.
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However, it would differ for every single planet.
Time would be meaningless.

Yeah good point. But seeing how our cultures are similar, we probably have a pritty close time system. They may have added a few extra hours in there for art or something.

And the picture. I swear iv seen that before. A while ago but still. And i think a few others like that one. You sure you have never seen it?
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wow, a REAL Vasudan font! :jaw: I've been looking for something like that FOREVER.

The Scroll of Atankharzim is currently using one I've cobbled together from scraps of text, but it works better as a Scrpit font. What you've got there would be best for a standard typeface.

I've done Freespace Fonts before (try running a search) and I'd love to do this now that I have a source file. Thanks Shiku!! :yes2::nod:
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Offline ZmaN

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you know, that Vasudan bomber looks like a shivan nahema bomber (not exactly, but VERY close)....
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It's - just - a sekhmet.  Without the blobular glows.  Of course, the Sekhmet's tech description implies that it's a Vasudan copy of a Shivan bomber anyway.
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I have no extras folder either. Shiku, do you think you can post the entire contents of this extras folder here? I would really like to see the other things in there. Any new canon FS material is an amazing find these days.

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you know, that Vasudan bomber looks like a shivan nahema bomber (not exactly, but VERY close)....


Yeah, it's probably based off the Nahema actually. The Sekhmet is supposed to be Shivan design that was modified by the HOL for Vasudan use.

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[Though those textures are just higher-res versions of the stock ones


That's why they look so good. :)

I so wish we had high resolution textures for the FS2-only ships like we do for the FS1 ships.

 

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I personally think the reason it looks so good has more to do with it not looking like a Vasudan Christmas tree, but you're right.  The huge maps in FS1's vps are wonderful things.
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The green bits don't look all that bad to me, although the color is probably out of place for a Vasudan model.

I think the reason FS1 has them and FS2 does not may actually have to do with the fact that FS2 has no software rendering mode. I played FS1 recently and it seems that it only ever uses the large textures in software mode, even with the registry hack. I thought software mode actually looked way better than D3D and played the whole game in that; apart from the textures, you also got free glowmaps on everything and it generally ran pretty smoothly. Glide gives you glowmaps but not the large textures.

 

Offline Shiku

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Thanks for all the answers guys, and I hope you do go ahead and make a font Galemp!

I have the GOTY Edition, so I guess the Extra are only there.

The folder containes:

Music- All the Music Files that are Downloadable from the Freespace 2 Website

Sounds- Outakes from voice recording sessions

Desktops- The Desktops that are also Downloadable from the Freespace 2 Website

MTS Models- TGA Files for each Ship in Freespace2 as well as a brief word file describing each fighter

Art- All the attached images plus the image at the top of the page.









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No one becomes depraved all at once.

I followed Snipes quite wide and far,
And he led us to an unknown star,
But as soon as I surveyed the scene,
A great Sathanas did fill my screen,
As it rushed forward for a jump,
The both of us seemed destined to bump,
Until I heard Snipes, not too quiet,
“Dive, Dive!! Hit your burners, pilot!!!!” -Trayus