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Hi Brit

what does the image editor do?

Also whats the chance of getting hold of your SMax files for units?

I would like to add/ change some units without ideally starting from scratch!

If its a no no then noproblemo!

Keep up the good work - when do you start at Nasa?

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Hi Brit

what does the image editor do?

You can add new unit images and unit animations to the game. You have to have them in png format before they can be added.

Also whats the chance of getting hold of your SMax files for units?

SMax? Is that short for 3d Studio Max?

I would like to add/ change some units without ideally starting from scratch!

If its a no no then noproblemo!

Sure, I don't mind. I wasn't sure that anyone would be interested in them. Not that many people are interested in creating their own images, and not that many have 3D Studio.

Keep up the good work - when do you start at Nasa?

I started on the contract two weeks ago. I'm not working directly for NASA, just picking up a contract with them.

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Hi Brit

Yep thats studio Max.

I watched your video on creating a unit so it would be handy to have your files with all the settings, etc. My email is ---.

So you can eat again now??

Okay, I've got your email address, so you can delete it from your post if you want to hide it from bots. Were there any files in particular that you wanted? Just wondering because there's something like 40MB of files in total.

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...Were there any files in particular that you wanted? Just wondering because there's something like 40MB of files in total.

Any chance of hosting those files on an ftp server (or such)? I'd like to take a look at them as well. I tried to make a helicopter and it didn't turn out very nice. :)

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Hi

I don't really do alot of posting on forums so help! - how do I edit my post?? doh!

Ideally all of them but if they can go on server as suggested that would be cool.

Ok so I get an edit button on this post but not on previous??

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Hi Brit

Yep thats studio Max.

I watched your video on creating a unit so it would be handy to have your files with all the settings, etc. My email is --.

So you can eat again now??

I was thinking about this the other night, and I realized that it's harder to turn the 3D Studio files into the 2D images needed by the game than I initially realized when I saw your post. I actually use some scripts with Corel PhotoPaint to resize the images, sharpen them, and add some black outline (which helps set them off against the terrain background). If you render them directly out of 3D Studio and turn them into 2D images, they don't stand out that well against the background, and they don't quite look like the images already in the game.

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100% yes on the choppers and air transports :) I have the units in my rule set but don't have graphics for them.

I also have sea mines (which you can drop from the helicopters or transports). Would be nice to have something for them as well. Originally I was thinking of sonar buoys as well, but decided it would be nice to have a defensive aspect in sea warfare. The sea mines kind of serve both purposes.

What do you mean by a depth factor on subs?

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Subs are a problema in the game and need sorting - maybe a depth factor?

Are the subs appearing on top of other units? If so, then I need to adjust something. Just wondering because there is a system to adjust the sorting order of units (subs on the bottom, surface units, then aircraft, then space objects like satellites).

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A few versions back you could see the group designator if there was a group of subs that wouldn't normally be visible. I haven't checked to see it that was fixed already.

BTW, do you have the planes running out of fuel issue on the bug list? I know this is still in the latest version. Happens occasionally when planes try to intercept other units near the edge of their movement range (on max patrol, but encounter something to chase/fight).

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A few versions back you could see the group designator if there was a group of subs that wouldn't normally be visible. I haven't checked to see it that was fixed already.

I ran a test to see if this was happening. I wasn't able to reproduce this bug. I flew some aircraft directly over another player's sub group, but didn't see them. Let me know if you see this bug. If you do, let me know if anything unusual was going on and I'll try some variations to try to reproduce it again.

BTW, do you have the planes running out of fuel issue on the bug list? I know this is still in the latest version. Happens occasionally when planes try to intercept other units near the edge of their movement range (on max patrol, but encounter something to chase/fight).

Update: I'm trying to reproduce this problem, but haven't had success yet. My tests involve putting an enemy destroyer at the edge of the plane's movement range, so it discovers it right at the edge of its range. I also tried sailing enemy ships past my city, so aircraft would come out and attack. Neither of these setups cause the aircraft to crash. Maybe the problem happens when your aircraft spot other aircraft and try to chase them down? I'm not sure. If you have any more details on this, I'll have to take a look at them so I can reproduce this bug. If you have any saved games where this happens, that would be useful.

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