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Release: Effects DB
As promised, here's the EffectsDB. This should contain pretty much every effect ever made by the HLP community since I started visiting a long time ago.

Background - Asteroids, Nebulas, Suns and other things. Everything 2D Background related that's not a planet.

Background - Planets. ~770 2D Planets, both fictional and real.

Background - Full Nebulae. For nebula missions.

Background - Skyboxes. 200+ Skyboxes. NOTE: Like the ShipsDB this is intended to work as a single package, i.e. there might be cross-references (if only 1 part of a Skybox - mostly MilkyWayX or StarField - was altered I did not include the whole 6 sides again). It's also very big, unzips to ~7.6GB. Here's some word to the cross-references:

Background - 3D Enviroments. Dozens of buildings and landscapes for athmospheric missions. Also includes updated asteroids, small ones for asteroid fields and large ones like those from BTRL.

Background - 3D Planets. Textures for 3D planets. Not really useful (unless you have a campaign where a lot of planet are blown up on-screen), but here it is.

Effects - Explosions. Everything for typical Death Roll ship explosion (53), Particle Smoke (17) and other stuff.

Effects - Shockwaves. 2D and 3D shockwaves.

Effects - Warpmaps. For everyone who wants to have customized warp-/subspace-effects.

Effects - Beams. Beamglows, textures (sometimes as complete set, sometimes animated), and particle explosions.

Effects - Weapons. Primary weapons effects. Laser bitmaps (both static and animated), glows, muzzle flashes (95) and particle spews.

Effects - Weapon Impacts. Primary and secondary weapon impacts.

Effects - Trails. For both ships and weapons as they probably can be used interchangeable.

Effects - Ship Engines. Sets of ship engines.

Interface - HUD Anims. Several hundred new HUD anims. Removed the Anime-themed ones from DE and WoD, I can upload them if requested.
And this huge file comes from IronBeer!

Interface - MainHalls. About 10 new MainHalls. All of the HQ ones with animated parts were done by MJN.

Models - Weapons. 100+ new weapon models (mostly for secondaries). NOTE: use at your own risk - some weapons might require effects from the rest of the EffectsDB, which might be there under different names.

Other - Squad Logos. 200+ new squad logos.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 01:03:09 pm by Nightmare »


Offline Admiral Nelson

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Re: Release: Effects DB
Thanks for all the work in putting these together!  I find this a great help.  Perhaps just split up the skyboxes??
If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting.

Re: Release: Effects DB
Aye, thanks! :) Yeah I'd guess I have to split the skyboxes up, and the 3D enviroments as well... :sigh:


Offline ngld

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Re: Release: Effects DB
Did you try uploading the skybox archive on FSFiles? If that doesn't work either, either split it up or try another hoster.

Re: Release: Effects DB
I'll split the archives and upload them tommorow, I'd prefer MediaFire over SG for I can update the files myself in case something is wrong, but thanks for the advice. :)

Re: Release: Effects DB
Skyboxes added.


Offline Admiral Nelson

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Maybe I'm confused -- there are some skybox folders such as Mars-Orbit with two bitmaps "MarsBack" and "MarsFarBack".  Are these meant to replace the back bitmap of another skybox?  Is there aspecific generic skybox they go with?
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 12:49:34 am by Admiral Nelson »
If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting.

Yes, I'm sorry about the lack of documentation, but this has been built up over several years and I lost oversight a bit... :nervous:
The reason is that they replace only 1 part of another Skybox - in the case you mentioned MilkyWay5. Since they take a lot of space I didn't want to include the other parts again.
However, I left the remarks which part of the skybox is replaced (hopefully - I apparently haven't on those in the CelestailOrbits folder :banghead: ), for example MarsBack and MarsFarBack both replace MilkyWay5Back. Most, if not all of them are either related to MilkyWay5, or can be used with one from the generic StarField folder. Those in the "VasudaPrime"-folder are related to "System-Vasuda".


Offline Ferret

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This is a really awesome release, thanks for putting this together, Nightmare. Did you ever get around to compiling the weapon effects?

Ahhhh.... Yep. :) I haven't forgotten about it; but I'm somewhat busy doing something for Scroll. I try to finish it next week.


Offline Ferret

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Awesome, I look forward to them. :)

A bit late but I added Beams, Weapons, Weapon Impacts, Trails and Ship Engines. :)

Should be complete now, kinda. I'll see what I can upload besides that.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 11:19:51 pm by Nightmare »


Offline wookieejedi

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Great to see more added to an already excellent compilation of awesome resources!

K Thanks~ :)

I've added a couple hundred HUD anims and secondary weapons.


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Nice job putting this all together in one place.

[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


Offline Ferret

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Yaaay! They're fantastic!


Offline Darius

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Much obliged! These are awesome  :yes:

Added some MainHalls and Squad logos.