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Starsector 0.95a is out! (03/26/21); Blog post: A Tale of Two Tech Levels (05/28/21)

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ValkyriaL

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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 02:18:21 PM »

There are many kitbashed ships out there that look amazing, and combining hand drawing with kitbashing produces the ultimate sprites.
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2014, 04:34:02 PM »

a minor question: The astral uses high tech laser drones, are you talking about the new midline carrier?
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2014, 05:09:49 PM »

Hay, I already asked that question!

But yeah, he made a mistake. I hope its 2 special mining drones with mining blasters, slow and powerful!
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2014, 05:15:39 PM »

He DID say that after his initial test, he downgraded the drones. ;)
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2014, 07:46:00 PM »

bah, didn't catch that skimming through 1st page :P

I like this ship though, reminds me of the Cerberus conversion i did. A heavy support frigate with a degree of logistic utility built in
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2014, 11:59:31 AM »

In response to a bunch of people - Thanks for the kind words!

Drones:
Uhhh, I was just poking around in the ships.csv 'til I found something that caught my eye to copy & paste, wasn't too worried about the details. Alex is hooking up something more appropriate so it's nothing to fret about. You'll see :)

About posting unused/in-progress sprite work:
You'll probably get a similar answer from any artist, but I'm just not into showing all of the stuff that's still being worked on or pondered upon or floating around in my virtual sketchbook. Feels better to have what I release to the public be a product of my intent, you know? Though blog posts like this reveal a bit of the dirt and details of the process, of course, that's serving an intent as well.

(Speaking of: Did anyone notice a secret sprite for something that I "accidentally" revealed?)

Regarding the Pen tool:
This thing is seriously powerful. Have it snap to the pixel grid and you're in business for doing all kinds of weird curvy stuff with spriting! Just look at any of the high tech ships and you're probably seeing a lot of use of the pen tool.
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2014, 12:12:28 PM »

Spoiler
half of a station in the background? :-D
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2014, 03:05:19 PM »

I sense it's a ship called the "Crig" (I'm amazed no one has caught my sneaky hidden text a few posts ago). :D Although I could be horribly wrong.  It looks more like a pointy spire in space.  Or it could be those bits sticking out of the bottom of the window - fighters?  They look too station-like to be, maybe different objectives or objective defenses?
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2014, 11:10:40 AM »

Do you wanna draw a staaaaarship?

It doesn't have to be a staaaarship.
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2014, 08:11:56 PM »

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half of a station in the background? :-D
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There we go!
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2014, 07:35:27 AM »

This makes me so happy, this is the exact kind of ship i was hoping for. Cant wait to play around with it. <3
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2014, 09:35:38 AM »

i've always enjoyed the ships that blur the lines between civilian and military, i call them Civilitary ships having another one to play with is basically all i've ever wanted. this might just replace the venture as my favorite ship depending on how it's system turns out. ( the venture's fast missiles put it way lower than it should be on my list)
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Re: Let Me Draw You A Starsector Ship, Part 2
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2014, 06:42:24 PM »

Something that's been bugging me... when you mirror-flipped the Shepherd, you also mirror-flipped the Shepherd's navigation lights.  So now they're green to port and red to starboard - the opposite of what the Buffalo and Atlas have.
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