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Author Topic: Project Ironclads TC (28 of April, 2017) Source files for the mod  (Read 1296738 times)

Ahne

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Great work Okim!
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Weltall

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Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!! Time for a new game!
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Okim

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Start as bounty hunter - so much fun staying in the shade of local patrols :D

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is there a way i can fix the white screen issue? the game runs fine even on my 32bit system; the only issue is i think the backgrounds for this mod are too graphically intense or something. is there a way to make them all plain black? can i force it to use vanilla backgrounds?
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Weltall

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I do not think changing backgrounds to vanilla ones would fix your problem, but I might be wrong. You can replace background in "Starsector\mods\ironclads2\graphics\backgrounds" with the vanilla ones found in "Starsector\starsector-core\graphics\backgrounds". Obviously vanilla does not have as many as Ironclads, so you would have to duplicate some.

But instead of doing that, you could save the ironclad background with jpg quality 93, which is what the vanilla backgrounds use. It will lower the backgrounds size to 1/4 of the original, since Okim uses the sweet 98 quality.
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Don't lower the jpg quality, no matter what.  They're jpg files because png files of that size are very large and would bloat the game's download size.

Once the image is loaded, it's a bitmap on your graphics card; no matter how small the real file is, in the end it uses up width * height * 3 bytes minimum.  Even a 4096x4096 image is only about 48MB by that metric, though, so the real problem is probably your graphics device being unable to support 4K X 4K images.
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th3boodlebot

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yea i chose the background i liked most from ironclads, made 32 copies, and renamed them accordingly. no luck! i guess ill try changing the quality, even though it probably wont work. worth a shot for such an awesome mod! sadly if i want to play it ill probably have to use a super outdated version of it starsector, and lose out on the awesome updates to both.
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also is there a way to have it not load as a 4k x 4k image?
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Ironclads 10.4 version is up: https://yadi.sk/d/7hvYORIDqaNKM

Introduces a switch in settings.json file ("backgrounds": true) that can be set to false to make the game use original backgrounds instead of heavy Ironclads` ones.

Note - this will work only with new game :/

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omg you rock!!!!! thank you so much!!!!!
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Weltall

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Don't lower the jpg quality, no matter what.  They're jpg files because png files of that size are very large and would bloat the game's download size.

Once the image is loaded, it's a bitmap on your graphics card; no matter how small the real file is, in the end it uses up width * height * 3 bytes minimum.  Even a 4096x4096 image is only about 48MB by that metric, though, so the real problem is probably your graphics device being unable to support 4K X 4K images.

So the GPU cares for the pixel amount and not the type of image. Living and learning for sure.
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th3boodlebot

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not sure if this matters, but i thought id share: ironclads sans the bg update seems to run even smoother than vanilla starsector... i wonder why that is?
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Ironclads 10.4 version is up: https://yadi.sk/d/7hvYORIDqaNKM

Introduces a switch in settings.json file ("backgrounds": true) that can be set to false to make the game use original backgrounds instead of heavy Ironclads` ones.

Note - this will work only with new game :/

Is that the only change?
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Okim

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For 10.4 - yes. For 10.3 there were many major changes.

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I have a save game from version 10.2. Do i lose any features from this new update if i play on it?
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