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Offline mjn.mixael

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May 2016 Screencap Contest
The theme this month is BEAMZ

Just remember the rules:
Must be from the FSO engine
No HUDs
No Photoshop or any post procesing
Must fit the month's theme.
Only 3 entries per person, per month

Watch those HUD gauges (especially that sneaky FPS gauge) and check out the Screencam Script to help you win a badge and bragging rights. You can see the rules and the previous winners here on the Wiki.

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Offline Darius

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
The theme this month is the perfect theme for Eradica Final Fantasy beams



 

Offline 0rph3u5

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
Isn't that the Advent Rebels' *what-you-call-a-SoSE-übership-again*?
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nysa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

Offline Spoon

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
That definitely screams final fantasy to me
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[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
If the opposite of pro is con, then is the opposite of progress Congress?

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
Is that Ravana firing a BFRed from a convergence turret?
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Offline Thisisaverylongusername

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
Is that Ravana firing a BFRed from a convergence turret?

Basically. This shot was taken from Vassago's Dirge, which I highly encourage you to play.  :)
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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
Currently replaying WIH (now with voice acting) and the sequel (which I haven't played yet).  After that, probably.
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Is that Ravana firing a BFRed from a convergence turret?

Not a convergence turret per se... it's a new (invisible) turret
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nysa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

Offline -Norbert-

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
The theme this month is the perfect theme for Eradica Final Fantasy beams




Wait... someone brought the Eradica into FS2? Is that a SoaSE mod for FS2 or something?

Is the model a straight conversion or a re-build? The texture or at least the glow maps can't be a simple conversion though, since the original Eradica had only orange glows (though I made an alternate texture that made the glows team-coloured).

And for those wondering, it's from Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - the Advent Rebel Titan to be exact.

 

Offline Darius

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
Straight conversion.

I've got a converted Vorastra sitting somewhere as well. No plans for a Sins TC anytime soon.

 
Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
Straight conversion.

I've got a converted Vorastra sitting somewhere as well. No plans for a Sins TC anytime soon.

Do you know of any tutorials on how to convert models that you know of?

 

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Straight conversion.

I've got a converted Vorastra sitting somewhere as well. No plans for a Sins TC anytime soon.

But how did the glow-maps become blue then? In the original textures it's orange after all.

 

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But how did the glow-maps become blue then? In the original textures it's orange after all.

That's very simple editing once the maps are storted out
"When you work with water, you have to know and respect it. When you labour to subdue it, you have to understand that one day it may rise up and turn all your labours into nothing. For what is water, which seeks to make all things level, which has no taste or colour of its own, but a liquid form of Nothing?" - Graham Swift, Waterland

"As you sought to steal a kingdom for yourself, so must you do again, a thousand times over. For a theft, a true theft, must be practiced to be earned." - The terms of Nysa's curse, Pathfinder: Kingmaker

"...because they are not Dragons."

 

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
It wasn't easy in SoaSE itself... especially not with how the orange glows weren't just glows but also part of the texture itself and how the orange areas "bled out" into the surroundings of the glowing areas.

But I guess at least part of the difficulty was only having GIMP and nothing else to work with. ^^

 
Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
I tried taking screenshots for this, but encountered unexpected technical difficulties. When I pasted the screenshot (taken with ctrl+printscreen) into an image editor...it was a screenshot of my desktop, like Freespace 2 was completely transparent.
"Obviously the meson bomb is a form of cat-toast-device, with the buttered toast inverted, so that the cat and toast both fly in the direction of gravity much faster than expected. By introducing artificial gravity, a pair of cat-toast perpetual motion accelerator units can be made to collide with one another, and they produce an unimaginably devastating explosion. Both cats are named 'Meson'."

 - Wikileaks 2383

 

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
I tried taking screenshots for this, but encountered unexpected technical difficulties. When I pasted the screenshot (taken with ctrl+printscreen) into an image editor...it was a screenshot of my desktop, like Freespace 2 was completely transparent.
You either need to: use FSO's built-in screenshot functionality, run FSO in windowed mode, or use third-party software like FRAPS.
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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
Four is the new Three



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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
I *love* that mission
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Re: May 2016 Screencap Contest
BEAMZ that would make Admiral Steele proud. Bring your safety goggles. :cool:

In case the image above does not display correctly:
http://www.malzo.com/i/2016/06/02/ik7.jpg

On the note of the Eradica in FSO - That would make a really nice Vasudan corvette or destroyer if reskinned. Do you have one that is fully turreted? I'm trying to find a really nice HTL'ed Vasudan corvette that can be repurposed into a missile carrier.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2016, 10:48:12 pm by Erebus Alpha »
"Obviously the meson bomb is a form of cat-toast-device, with the buttered toast inverted, so that the cat and toast both fly in the direction of gravity much faster than expected. By introducing artificial gravity, a pair of cat-toast perpetual motion accelerator units can be made to collide with one another, and they produce an unimaginably devastating explosion. Both cats are named 'Meson'."

 - Wikileaks 2383