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Offline wistler

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Any asteroid field backgrounds?
Are they're any good backgrounds that have asteroids and/or debris already in them?

I was thinking of say a background that could be placed behind an asteroid field that is in mission just to add depth and size to it without having the stretch the actual field and therefore reduce the concentration of objects.

Anyone know if anthing like this exists?

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
INFA makes use of a starfield featuring asteroids. The old version has been released with the old INFA.

INFR1 had an asteroid bitmap, but I think INFA's starfield is better.

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
INFA makes use of a starfield featuring asteroids. The old version has been released with the old INFA.

INFR1 had an asteroid bitmap, but I think INFA's starfield is better.

Is there any place i could get my hands on the INFA starfield? Would i have to download the entire mod?

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
You have to DL the entire mod. You can get it from FSMods. :)

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
:doubt:

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
That's bad advertising... :p

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
Making someone download an entire mod for 2 bitmaps and a model he already has is quite frankly the most selfish thing I've seen on this forum.

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
I forgot about attachments, that's it...

 

Offline wistler

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
cheers Snail  :) does the .pof file go in the data/effects file along with the .dds? or do they live somewhere else?

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
.pof file in data/models

.dds file in data/maps

Are you using the starfield as mod? It's not a good idea to place mods in FreeSpace2/data.

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
cheers Snail  :) does the .pof file go in the data/effects file along with the .dds? or do they live somewhere else?
Err, the .dds files go into data\maps. The model (starfield2.pof) goes into data\models. You must then select the model as the Skybox from FRED's backgrounds editor.

 

Offline wistler

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
 :P guess that shows what I know!

Just tried the skybox out it looks good, thanks again. Should make things look more interesting.

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
Don't forget to use asteroids that match the starfield's texture. That texture shows brown asteroids so using ice ones may lead to odd results.

 

Offline wistler

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
Is there any way of making planet backgrounds appear behind the skybox, or would they have to be part of the skybox image? It's just i would like planets to be in the mission but looks really odd when they appear to be in the asteroid field.

 

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
Sadly, there isn't a way to make planets appear behind the skybox short of putting it onto the skybox texture.
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Offline wistler

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Re: Any asteroid field backgrounds?
Sadly, there isn't a way to make planets appear behind the skybox short of putting it onto the skybox texture.

I'll see if i can get around it by putting asteroids in front of the planet.