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In Topic: [TOOL] KotOR Stuff

18 July 2017 - 04:25 PM

UPDATE: v0.3

The tpc tool can now convert PNG files to uncompressed TPC files.

The following example creates an uncompressed RGB file with two sub images (One full scale and one half-scale mip map) and a couple of TXI attributes:

tpc -o tpc -s2 --outpath PO_PFHA3d.tpc -txi="proceduretype cycle" -txi="channelscale 4 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4" PO_PFHA3d.png
Note that it might still not be possible to create cyclic procedurals with this tool, I just added those TXI attributes to illustrate how it should be done.

To get some more info about what TXI attributes are used in game and how they need to be formatted for this tool, use the following command to examine an existing TPC file:
tpc -o none -t PO_PFHA3d.tpc
Run this on one, some or all the files in the texture pack to see what's in there.

Okay, now this stuff is legit. I will be looking very closely at this code. I've been wondering about this for years, but never took the initiative to look into it. Thank you for your hard work, and I'd be honored if you continued to share more of it in the future. If I can learn anything from it I'd love to contribute as well

I hope God blesses every single one of you toolmakers. ( You know who you are ;) )

In Topic: [TOOL] KotOR Stuff

18 July 2017 - 12:51 AM

Ahhh a man after my own heart, with all of that C# code. I'll take a closer look later, but I'm happy just to see this :D

In Topic: Net Neutrality

11 July 2017 - 03:58 PM

Without Net Neutrality, ISPs would be able to devise new schemes to charge users more for access and services, making it harder for us to communicate online — and easier for companies to censor our speech. The internet could come to resemble cable TV, where gatekeepers exert control over where you go and what you see.

 

Without Net Neutrality, ISPs would be able to block content and speech they don’t like, reject apps that compete with their own offerings, and prioritize Web traffic (reserving the fastest loading speeds for the highest bidders and sticking everyone else with the slowest).

 

We should stand to support this idea!

 

If ISPs charge more for services, this opens up room for competition in the market to be able to provide favored services at a lower cost.

 

Example, if Company A charges more for HD streaming because it's not cost-effective for them, Company B comes along and offers that service for cheaper, and all of the customers who are dissatisfied with Company A move to Company B. Now in order to win the customers back, Company A must offer a more enticing service.

 

Basically, ISPs lose customers by blocking content because other companies will just offer it instead.

 

As far as bandwidth distribution, I don't see why a company like Netflix should be barred from paying a higher fee to ensure a great viewing experience for its customers. DeadlyStream has waaaay less traffic than Netflix, so this seems like common sense to me.


In Topic: DP's Droid Foundry v2.0

30 June 2017 - 07:00 PM

Head variant 4. Domehead?

SWTOR_Style_Droids_Astromech_Head_v4_01_

SWTOR_Style_Droids_Astromech_Head_v4_02_

SWTOR_Style_Droids_Astromech_Head_v4_03_

I haven't figured out what to do with the inset panels on the head yet, so those are just grey placeholders for now. I also forgot to change the red paint on the rear wheel so ignore that.

This one is intended to be more of a shiny metal one than the others. Not sure how that will work out in practice in-game though.


You mean D0-M3? :)

In Topic: DP's Droid Foundry v2.0

29 June 2017 - 12:00 PM

Blockhead and Dischead