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Great shots.

Are you using bump mapping on these?

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Cmdr. Canuck

GCV Iron Fist, GALCOMHQ (EARTH)

Prime Fleet

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nope, no bump mapping. The textures are detailed enough. Besides, I've decided to drop bump mapping support due to lack of time and resources required to do them.

btw, if everything looks kinda dark, as opposed to the full bright nature of other space sims (eg upcoming I-War2), its because BCM is using accurate lighting from several sources. Space is dark and IMHO, shouldn't be lit up like a Christmas tree. There are going to be a few more dynamic light sources (from port holes etc) to complement the implicit dynamic light sources from particle effects such as contrails, weapons fire etc. These should provide enough light to maintain the eerie feeling of space, without going the full-bright route.

To see what I'm talking about, go here: biggrin.gif

http://www.voodooextreme.com/article.taf?articleID=108

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Darned fine pic's Boss, NO they are better than that! I agree whole heartedly on the thought of darkened space. It's gotta be dark out there on the rim! My compliments, as always to yourself and the Dev Crew. Now just one more question. You guessed it, so I won't ask it. wink.gif

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Insurgent One, Rattler

ICV Necromancer, Spectre (Antis)

Commander-In-Chief,

Insurgency

Official Tester,Battlecruiser Series

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As I said over at the VE comments board, "purdy". As usual though, the thing had it's share of psycotic nay-sayers.. but who could say the game looks ugly with a beautiful picture like this? Damn, that one right there is vying for desktop space over my purdy lil Mechwarrior 4 shot.

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Cmdr. Parias

ICV-Galatae, Awaiting final assignment

Balor Fleet

ICQ 1293359

Staff member at HardNews

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Very nice sc. I can hardly wait for the 15th... at least I think thats what the date was. Keep up the great Work SC

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Commodore Kyle M. Antilles

Spectre Fleet

Commanding Officer, Starstaion Destiny

ICV- Eclipse

Learning is not compulsory... Neither is survival.

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After hours of staring at the pics of Wraith HQ (and of course the others too,but these ones stopped me on my tracks!)

IM IN LOVE! Look at those lines... the grace-filled struts, the... oh MAN!

As a side note, those stations look FRIGGIN HUGE! YESSSS!

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hehe, Rattler, I can just guess what the question was biggrin.gif

Tac, grace filled struts. LOL!!

[This message has been edited by Supreme Cmdr (edited 09-05-2000).]

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45 more reasons I must have this game!

I could go on for hours but that would cut into valuable game-playing time, so I'll just quietly and gleefully blow things up and wait for the 15'th biggrin.gif

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Commander Hidama Hasaki

GCV Kurai, Wraith HQ (Lyrius)

Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing

http://www.hasakitech.com

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quote:

btw, if everything looks kinda dark, as opposed to the full bright nature of other space sims (eg upcoming I-War2), its

because BCM is using accurate lighting from several sources. Space is dark and IMHO, shouldn't be lit up like a Christmas


Yeahhh baby!!!

Realism!!! Cool!!

Oops, I'm sorry, I couldn't help it.

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Cmdr Nava, GCV Nemesis (Official BC3k tester)

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I've been away for two weeks (down in SC's home state). Just catching up, the new pictures look great. I also agree that lighting should resemble real space as closely as possible. Keep up the good work, looking forward to getting my hands on the game !

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I have the same question as Rattler, boss!

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Vice Admiral Michael Kristophers

ICV-Intrepid

Fleet Leader

Spectre Fleet

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Indeed those are some excellent pics, and I agree that it should be dark in space and not lit up like the fouth of July.

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Very cool pics, SC!

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Commodore ShoHashi

ICV Aries, New Frontier (Rinaal)

Bishamon Fleet

Station Commander, New Frontier

ICQ 484321

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The detail on the stations is great. Praise to the team smile.gif">...<P>------------------

Cmdr. Maxamillian (MAX)

GCV-Dreadnaught

Prime Fleet

G2 Intelligence/Security; G3 Tactics (Acting)

[This message has been edited by Maxamillian (edited 09-11-2000).]

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