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#58546 Obi-Wan Movie Confirmed to be in Development

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 17 August 2017 - 09:24 PM

Read Me

 

I for one would love to see Ewan McGregor back as Obi-Wan, and of course they should try to make the movie as interesting and meaningful as possible.

 

 

What do you guys think? Do we need an Obi-Wan movie? What should it be about? Is there a better character that should have their own spin-off film? Will they CGI Alec Guinness' face onto Ewan McGregor?

 

Discuss




#58538 TSL Main Menu Experiments

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 17 August 2017 - 05:10 PM

We aren't discussing that here. There's a whole other thread for that, linked in the first post. This thread is about simple drop-in replacements for the current menus.

 

I'm sorry, I didn't want to open a can of worms.

 

I can elaborate more. I think what seems off to me is that the background is too busy i comparison to the game's somewhat barebones UI. I like this idea of having more interesting backdrops, just the UI might have to be boldened up a bit in response.

 

 

So if the UI is to be kept minimalistic, I think it makes sense to keep the background minimal as well.

 

All this from my back-seat graphic designer mind :) Idk if it's useful or not




#58532 TSL Main Menu Experiments

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 17 August 2017 - 01:27 AM

Cool ideas, but I wonder if less is more, at least for designing main menus.

 

Maybe show the current planet? 

 

Or you could do something similar to SWTOR where you show the main player character (or one of the party members) in the Ebon Hawk




#57901 [TOOL] KotOR Stuff

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 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 ;) )


#57891 [TOOL] KotOR Stuff

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 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
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#57714 Net Neutrality

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 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.




#57508 DP's Droid Foundry v2.0

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 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? :)


#57416 Using TSLRCM on the original X-Box

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 26 June 2017 - 02:28 AM

If Kotor 2, you have to have the game saved to your hard drive, and then just create an override folder similar to how you would on PC.

Kotor 1, I think you have to make an override folder in the Xbox Game saves folder that corresponds to KOTor (the exact name escapes me at the moment)

Also, general rule of thumb for Xbox Kotor modding:

1) Keep textures lower res and to a minimum
2) No mdl/mdx files
3) Convert custom audio to wma format


#57348 TSLRCM XP Hssiss Glitch Bug Restored

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 23 June 2017 - 03:35 AM

I, for one, am a fan of the infinite hssiss glitch, as I've spent many hours loading up on XP back in the day :)


#57309 Bearded head for KOTOR II

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 19 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

Hesus, plez. He's Hispanic, after all.


*Jesús


#57116 Star Wars Battlefront 2: Official Gameplay Trailer

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 11 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Campaign mode is all I need. Def getting this.


#57017 Female Version of Bandon's Armor Model?

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 07 June 2017 - 12:12 AM

I remember seeing it, but I noticed the arms used the female version of the Sith Assassin model didn't they? I'm just talking about having the model use the original arms, and having a K1 version as well. Maybe also make a version with the neck portion of the armor slightly smaller in case of any hair clipping through it.


Ah you may be right. Maybe worth a re-rigging then. Like I said, might need a real Darth Parametric type to get it working :P


#56680 HQ HD GIZKA, PLEASE!

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 26 May 2017 - 01:42 AM

Would anybody be interested in making a high quality Gizka skin? Or reskin?

They are cute, adorable, little, trolling monsters that constantly crowd the Ebon Hawk, it would be nice if they looked better ^^


Maybe Sithspecter, our resident Gizka?
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#56585 Music (Non - Star wars)

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 23 May 2017 - 03:36 AM

In honor of the recently passed Chris Cornell, here are some of my favorite performances of his.
 
These are all songs you won't typically find on any "Best of" lists. Nonetheless, I believe these more accurately represent what he was capable of.
 
Beyond the Wheel
 

 
Just to show off his famously high vocal range. Man he could really belt out those high notes. Definitely a grunge/metal kind of feel to it, which is why I like it so much.
 
 
Like a Stone (acoustic)
 

 
So there are two versions of this song. The album version is a little more upbeat and melancholic, but this acoustic version is much more longing and heartbreaking.
When asked by bassist Tim Commerford what the song was about, he responded "It's about waiting to die"
 
 
Black Rain
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka5IzbKC3TY
 
Nominated for the Grammy in 2011 for Best Hard Rock Performance, but lost to New Fang by Them Crooked Vultures. They were robbed if you ask me. I love this song.

 

Oh, I should also mention that he was 47 during this performance. Most rock vocalists by this age have pretty much lost their voices
 
 
Reach Down
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGM1MToTxGA
 
An 11 minute ballad Chris wrote for his friend who had recently committed suicide. This features some of his best vocals and an amazing solo courtesy of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. I know 11 minutes seems long, but it is well worth the listen.




#56579 Net Neutrality

Posted by VarsityPuppet on 22 May 2017 - 09:30 PM

Counter Point via youtube