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Re: Official new people thread!
Thanks guys. I'll try to figure out how to do a manual install, what I've got works kindof but I'm sure it'd be better if i started fresh.
Besides having media vps and messing with the vid settings, is there anything else to boost image quality?
Also I was wondering how I could become a more active member, some of the things here are awesome and I'd love to be able to help. I'm not too far in my programming courses and my mic isn't studio level but It'd be cool if I could help a lil.
Not sure how well I'd be with Fred, looks kindof scary lol. Sorry for so many questions, just want to get in the door while the community is still active  :D

 
Re: Official new people thread!
Begin modding with simple .tbl file edits, adding/changing ships/weapons/effects, then go on to bigger things.

There are also custom commands in the launcher, under the features tab:

http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Command-Line_Reference

Tweaking these settings (my current setup is -ambient_factor 55 -ogl_spec 40 -spec_exp 11 -spec_point 0.7 -spec_static 0.9 -spec_tube 0.5 -no_emissive_light, but I'm sure people get better effects as I didn't play with this much) can give better lighting effects.

Then there's a bunch of selectable stuff in the flags below the command line options- the list type: Graphics has more goodies.
'Teeth of the Tiger' - campaign in the making
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Forum nugget here! Been playing FSO since 2009, flight/space shooters since I was a wee 4-year-old back in '94, finally registered. Just wanna say I absolutely love what's been happening here for a long time and I'm glad to be here.
A story like the previous one never existed...

  

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Welcome there pal, we're Hopeful you'll enjoy your stay here on HLP  ;)

edit: btw, how's it possible to post and have 0 posts?
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Re: Official new people thread!
Welcome there pal, we're Hopeful you'll enjoy your stay here on HLP  ;)

edit: btw, how's it possible to post and have 0 posts?

I know gen disc doesn't  count towards post counts so perhaps this one doesn't as well
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Re: Official new people thread!
Forum nugget here! Been playing FSO since 2009, flight/space shooters since I was a wee 4-year-old back in '94, finally registered. Just wanna say I absolutely love what's been happening here for a long time and I'm glad to be here.
Well look at that, the newbie board's first proper newbie!

:welcome:

 
Re: Official new people thread!
Forum nugget here! Been playing FSO since 2009, flight/space shooters since I was a wee 4-year-old back in '94, finally registered. Just wanna say I absolutely love what's been happening here for a long time and I'm glad to be here.
Well look at that, the newbie board's first proper newbie!

:welcome:

AWW YEAH! Thanks for the welcome, mate! Now to go play in BFRED traffic. Or orchestrate a disaster and laugh at such a thing. Or make others do that.
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:welcomesilver: everyone not already beamed!

 

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a-hooh, CAPM's LOGBOOK?

okay then, here's anuwwer knoobie ensign screabbling:

Hiye EARthlings, Spacialists and acrobat readers alike, Atlan originally from the planet Arkon tries transmitting. Have I now some super-mods' attention? righ', ourself has been on a cool, casual spacewalk when the sensors wreaked havoc all of a sudden with your most marvelous globe appearing on the radar. Shouldn't have set the engines on ought-to-pilot. So we made way for an unforeseen sojourn near Babylondon somewhere on the tropical Bri'ish Isles, emergency landing-ovation stylie. Ya, sort of. -Wo woo happen if Italy rebooted? precisely, Silicy goes flying over the Rock of Gibraltar right into the Azores High, the Scandinavian lion all in stitches, no lol. Ask that Northamerican hen what it's doing with the Cape Hoorn- Hark svp, on one of Zeus' days I visited a library, and although phinking that no game should come near our onboard compu'ers, saw FreeSpace-1, pondered a-freaking anew upon this and since then changed trikots only after a rare shower of rats&frogs. You might not believe it, but I got the Battlepack later brand-brew via just stopping going around the world on eighty-eight grand-piano quays, kinda. Apropos planks, when does one get promoted to some upper ranks? in these here somewhat modified XXL-files the adventures turn out to be slightly more difficult to insane so to say. Now listen to the ground personnel all over the places wagging their chins:

We got all a-functioning, FS1 played through on Easy already, FS2 is running -hear now complete the spacetalk in hall-effects. Has mayhem ta da with them additional openALs along that SB X-Fi gamer soundcard (what'd score 7/9 asterixes*)- on hot-testing ST-Reborn we stumbled on mysterious saucers in the Dutch mountains. Expect a how-to sort-it topic soon, ya-ney-claro. Anyone ready for a cuppa? sos to Houston, Where'sEySpacebarWhenYouNeedOne. Cheeriokée that you may say.

*) speak to ya laters, rollerska'ers

 

 

Offline The E

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Re: Official new people thread!
So that just happened.

This is like so, out there, man. Like real space stuff and ****.
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Re: Official new people thread!
So that's how a geeky Jamaican talks.

 

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Re: Official new people thread!
Hi. I've been playing Freespace since the game was released. Before then, I played Descent. I've lurked around the forums quite a bit since discovering FSO a couple years ago, but only just now started posting more trying to figure out some issues behind the Shadow Genesis release. Tips and advice are welcome.

 

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Re: Official new people thread!
Tips, mmm...patience is key.
Advise, depends on the problem you're having.
I presume you already tried the Shadow Genesis release thread for help right?

And welcome to HLP, may your stay here be awesum :D
el hombre vicio...

 

Offline WolfShepard

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I meant more general forum advice, things I should watch out for, etc. Thanks.

 
Re: Official new people thread!
- Try not to double-post unless you have a very good reason
- Try not to necrothread unless you have a very good reason
- Don't go around asking "When will it be released" on mod boards
- When asking for tech support, always - ALWAYS - attach your fs2_open.log

Oh, and the official forum guidelines can be found here :D Welcome aboard!

 

Offline WolfShepard

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Re: Official new people thread!
Here's one: Don't attach images without checking filesize.

 

Offline Atlan the Arkonide

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Re: Official new people thread!
Tama gotcha that, Wing Commander.

 
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Hi.  I played through Freespace a while back, and I finally decided to set it up on my new computer, I thought I'd stop lurking at the same time (I've also been having some crash issues with BP).

 

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Hi! o/

And welcome! You may want to post about the BP crashes at the Blue Planet board.
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Will do, thanks!