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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2012, 04:00:39 AM »

Good news everyone! (Not...)

I found out that when I was cleaning out my laptop to try and regain some space, I deleted all of the mod files.. Which means I get to start the WHOLE DAMN THING AGAIN. D:

But don't worry, I am not the kind of person to give up after a slap in the face by my stupidity.

I have made some new ship designs and you guys can name them Cheesy
 


There's that which will be a medium frigate



And here's a fighter I made Cheesy



There you go guys, the fighter sprite will be improved but you guys get to name them both, the names I like the most will be the one chosen Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2012, 04:01:42 AM »

Also, if anybody has the mod downloaded from the last working release, is it possible for you to upload it somewhere for me to download so that atleast I have the original mod back?
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2012, 04:14:56 AM »

Also, if anybody has the mod downloaded from the last working release, is it possible for you to upload it somewhere for me to download so that atleast I have the original mod back?

There's still a download link up on your OP. Can't you download it yourself?

As for the ship names.

Talon for the frigate. Because it sort of looks like a bird's claw.

Bolt for the fighter. Because it is small and sleek like a bolt.


Good job on the new ships. They look less flat. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2012, 04:18:45 AM »

Also, if anybody has the mod downloaded from the last working release, is it possible for you to upload it somewhere for me to download so that atleast I have the original mod back?

There's still a download link up on your OP. Can't you download it yourself?

As for the ship names.

Talon for the frigate. Because it sort of looks like a bird's claw.

Bolt for the fighter. Because it is small and sleek like a bolt.


Nope, the download link is broken for some reason D: DAMN MEDIAFIRE.


That's funny, I was thinking something like Falcon because it looks like a claw too, but isn't Talon already in the game? Talon Fighter Wing?
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2012, 06:33:15 AM »

...and the Bolt is a fighter for the Interstellar Federation, you could still use it of course.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2012, 06:35:57 AM »

Alright then:

Claw

Dart (in case you don't want to use names similar to those in other mods)
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2012, 06:55:04 AM »

Allow me to pass on some advice I got from Uomoz early on, look at vanilla ships.

Two main things.

Vanilla ships darken at the edges, giving an effect of deepening. Apparently I usually makes the edges too dark so experiment with that drawing an outline of the ship on a new layer and blurring that outline.

Blue windows, it's more of a stylistic choice than a realistic one. There's nothing to reflect that's blue, they should really be the colour of the light from the inside of the ship. I tend to give them a yellow glow, as do the vanilla ships.

A bit of contrast and noise (used responsibly) goes a long way.
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2012, 08:39:29 AM »

Allow me to pass on some advice I got from Uomoz early on, look at vanilla ships.

Two main things.

Vanilla ships darken at the edges, giving an effect of deepening. Apparently I usually makes the edges too dark so experiment with that drawing an outline of the ship on a new layer and blurring that outline.

Blue windows, it's more of a stylistic choice than a realistic one. There's nothing to reflect that's blue, they should really be the colour of the light from the inside of the ship. I tend to give them a yellow glow, as do the vanilla ships.

A bit of contrast and noise (used responsibly) goes a long way.

Yeah the blue is a stylistic choice, after all, the Trojans are a very stylish faction that wish to destroy their enemies with class and while looking good Cheesy

Let's just say the windows are blue tinted for their targeting systems or something.

Also, what message are you actually trying to get across with the advice? Like what should I actually do? I know what you mean about making a new layer and blurring the outline, but the ships already get dark at the edges?


Thanks for the advice though Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2012, 08:57:42 AM »

Allow me to pass on some advice I got from Uomoz early on, look at vanilla ships.

Two main things.

Vanilla ships darken at the edges, giving an effect of deepening. Apparently I usually makes the edges too dark so experiment with that drawing an outline of the ship on a new layer and blurring that outline.

Blue windows, it's more of a stylistic choice than a realistic one. There's nothing to reflect that's blue, they should really be the colour of the light from the inside of the ship. I tend to give them a yellow glow, as do the vanilla ships.

A bit of contrast and noise (used responsibly) goes a long way.

I tried your suggestions and here is the result..


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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2012, 09:00:39 AM »

Aye, basically, although I'd say a bit more tweaking is necessary, as well as deleting the overflow on to the transparent area.
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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2012, 09:01:46 AM »

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I tried your suggestions and here is the result..




Hmm.. Looks a bit too dark around the edges.. Here is a slighly dumbed down version:

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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2012, 09:17:29 AM »

Aye, basically, although I'd say a bit more tweaking is necessary, as well as deleting the overflow on to the transparent area.

So you're saying I need to keep the blurred parts on the ship, but delete the parts overflowing into the transparent area?
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2012, 10:28:11 AM »

Aye. You don't necessarily need to, the dark backgrounds of Starfarer mean that it won't really make a difference, but it'd be a lot cleaner easier to edit in the future.
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