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Title: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 11, 2006, 10:09:29 pm
And a few optional ones...  First and Foremost:
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7498/mutantmountfixhf9.png)
PLEASE, Matlu, let me have some of my dignity back from messing it up so badly and use this fixed version!  It's the number 1 graphical problem in the game...
(http://img137.echo.cx/img137/1715/psywarrior7kl.png)
Becomes VVV
(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/3834/psywarrior28es.png)
I get phyisical pain from looking at the old chibi version...
(http://img207.echo.cx/img207/7727/psilord6yz.png)
Becomes VVV
(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/158/psylord27un.png)
It is better in more ways than one.
(http://img202.exs.cx/img202/9927/sentryrobot20qz.png)
becomes VVV
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3564/sentryrobot3xz1.png)
Trying out a new style, which I think works much better, plus a better animation.

And, finally,
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6479/predatorfinalhl0.png)


Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: matlu on October 11, 2006, 10:28:57 pm
Well, I said I no longer work on cyber battles.
I will put these in, but not before weekend.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: Dodger on October 11, 2006, 11:19:17 pm
I prefer the old robot  :)

Thanks Matlu  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 12, 2006, 03:03:01 am
Thanks, Matlu, I'm glad to hear it.  Once these get in, I guess I'll be able to mostly retire from the forums, but I'll still play the occasional game of Cyberbattles.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 20, 2006, 03:38:45 am
Hey, Matlu, I had a question...
I don't know squat about programming, or running online games, and I've always wondered what exactly you have to do to change the graphics in-game.  Do you have a sprite folder or file in your server, or what?
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: flamingdragon on October 20, 2006, 04:23:37 am
Matlu is much to busy to answer a question like that.

He could be spending his time putting cyber wars on front page.  ;)
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: Dodger on October 21, 2006, 10:52:12 am
Hey, Matlu, I had a question...
I don't know squat about programming, or running online games, and I've always wondered what exactly you have to do to change the graphics in-game.  Do you have a sprite folder or file in your server, or what?

Do you want to FTP to it so Matlu doesn't have to bother about changing them himself, you could do it?  :P
That would be awesome.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 21, 2006, 11:24:41 pm
If there were some way that I could update the graphics without Matlu having to do anything, that would be good, because I could then proceed to replace the rest of the original graphics.  I doubt there's any way to do that, though.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: Dodger on October 22, 2006, 01:07:26 pm
FTP. Like I said. That's assuming that the graphics are stored in a folder on the server....
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: matlu on October 23, 2006, 04:01:01 pm
Hey, Matlu, I had a question...
I don't know squat about programming, or running online games, and I've always wondered what exactly you have to do to change the graphics in-game.  Do you have a sprite folder or file in your server, or what?

It depends on how the programmer creates it. In cyberbattles, all the monsters are in one big file (picture), commanders are in other file, and buldings are in another file.
So I have to paste the new graphics at right position in the file, then use special tool to convert that file to a special format which the game can read, and then upload the file in special format to the server.

Sorry, I will do it later today when I return home from work.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 23, 2006, 09:35:51 pm
What is the format?
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: matlu on October 23, 2006, 09:58:22 pm
What is the format?

It's my own format, created solely for this game.

I put new sprites in, but psi warrior is broken, you shifted some frame incorrectly.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 23, 2006, 10:03:20 pm
Snap, I can't beleive I didn't even check them...  I'll fix it.  BTW, is the converter a seperate program that you made?  If it is, could you send it to me so I can do the dirty work if you ever are willing to update the graphics again?
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 23, 2006, 10:09:07 pm
(http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/3526/betterpsyguyws9.png)
Sorry to keep bugging you about this, but I have improved so much since I made these I have a virtually irresistable urge to update them.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: matlu on October 23, 2006, 10:17:41 pm
Ok I'll put this new version in. I'm not sure about the converter, it would take some effort to make a standalone program out of it. Well, do you plan to make more changes?

<edit> ok, psi warrior looks good now
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on October 23, 2006, 10:44:54 pm
I would make some new graphics, yes.  I can't spend as much time on it as before, but I can do a better job, so it evens out.  More time to wait, but better graphics...
@crusade:  Those updates were small, but I want to completely replace the psi guys, as well as others.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: Karm5000 on October 26, 2006, 12:10:04 am
I like the new pred and honestly would rather see the predator look similar to the ones form the movie BUT that would be major copyright problems with that so I can live with the pred change. 

As for the new robot look I like the old picture better because it looked more shadow ninja like.  Now it looks all clunky and more robotish, which is okay, but I liked the style of the previous picture. Overall its nice to see some changes in the game even if they are small ones.  Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: T3h luggage on November 20, 2006, 10:02:55 pm
Alright, tired of the spam on this forum, so I'm leaving for real this time (aka, actually removing it from my hotkeys.)  Cya, conglomerate of spammers and a few idle passerbys....
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: Dodger on November 20, 2006, 10:16:25 pm
Bye :( I hope you don't class me as a spammer.
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: flamingdragon on November 21, 2006, 12:37:34 am
Suck Up.  ::)
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: The_Crusade on November 21, 2006, 03:20:38 pm
Alright, tired of the spam on this forum, so I'm leaving for real this time (aka, actually removing it from my hotkeys.)  Cya, conglomerate of spammers and a few idle passerbys....

Yeah, I'm a spammer, and proud of it. We keep this forum alive. Otherwise, it would be DEAD!!

DEAD I TELL YA
Title: Re: Graphical Updates (nothing new) from T3h_Luggage that aren't in yet.
Post by: Karm5000 on November 27, 2006, 07:53:30 pm
well Im not about to test that idea.