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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Launcher 5.5 and 3.6.10
Hi. Me again, i've had too much free time this week so i filled it with FreeSpace. Hence all the questions.
Firstly i can't seem to find the -jpg flag in the aforementioned launcher.
Secondly, my impact .ani and subach in game are showing black boxes (no transparency?) Is this a common prob/easy fix?
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Re: Launcher 5.5 and 3.6.10
+ 3.6.10 uses jpgs or tgas by default. -jpgtga flag has been removed.

+ The black boxes are bitmaps with wrong alpha channel. Now alpha channel fully controls transparency. If you use mediavps 3.6.8zeta, be sure to download the alpha patches too. They fix original mediavps bitmaps with wrong alpha channel.
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLES WITH FS2:
  • Please, please, please, READ and UNDERSTAND the sticky threads in FreeSpace & FreeSpace Open Support board.
    A lot of people are willing to help you, but, as anyone can understand, seeing the very same "issues" repeated again and again can become quite depressing. Please, spend a bit of time trying to solve the issue by yourself.
    (Lobo deserves a monument).
  • Then, if you aren't still able to solve your issue, feel free to ask for help in that same board.
    FYI, most of the troubles are caused by wrong mod installations which lead to either missing data or undesired cross-effects between them. Always follow the mod installation instructions and keep a clean FS2 installation as explained in the sticky threads. Two additional links about how the game handles game data:
  • If you think that you've discovered a bug, mantis it.
    Provide as much info as you can, and try to narrow it down. A lonely "FS2 doesn't work" is not a good report.

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Offline Wanderer

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Re: Launcher 5.5 and 3.6.10
Basically if bitmaps haven't got alpha channel at all - pcx, jpg, 24 bit tga, DXT1c or u888 DDS files - then it uses 'additive blending' (black is transparent). If the files have alpha channel - 32 bit TGA, DXT5 or u8888 DDS, then they use 'alpha blending' (alpha channel controls transparency).
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Launcher 5.5 and 3.6.10
That'll come in handy now i can actually generate DDS files. (I -Finally- tracked down the dll files i needed as the NVidia site had none)  my wap browser can't find/display the media.vp site. Anyone have a working link to that fix?
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Offline ARSPR

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Re: Launcher 5.5 and 3.6.10
Have you looked at the main Mediavps 3.6.8.zeta thread:confused: :confused:

I've just tested alpha patches download links... and they work flawlessly :wtf:
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLES WITH FS2:
  • Please, please, please, READ and UNDERSTAND the sticky threads in FreeSpace & FreeSpace Open Support board.
    A lot of people are willing to help you, but, as anyone can understand, seeing the very same "issues" repeated again and again can become quite depressing. Please, spend a bit of time trying to solve the issue by yourself.
    (Lobo deserves a monument).
  • Then, if you aren't still able to solve your issue, feel free to ask for help in that same board.
    FYI, most of the troubles are caused by wrong mod installations which lead to either missing data or undesired cross-effects between them. Always follow the mod installation instructions and keep a clean FS2 installation as explained in the sticky threads. Two additional links about how the game handles game data:
  • If you think that you've discovered a bug, mantis it.
    Provide as much info as you can, and try to narrow it down. A lonely "FS2 doesn't work" is not a good report.

Whoever Hanlon was: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Albert Einstein: Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.

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