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The Size of ships
« on: March 13, 2006, 12:01:31 am »

What do you guys think on the scale of the ships ?
Personally I think the scales of all ships are wrong most likely forged because of game/system limits at the time the game was made.
I just made a few 3d ships and was planning to start a new one when I run into the scale issue.
I 'quick en dirty' put together a dreadnought and scaled it up a bit, and it suddenly was giving me that: (quote from SC1) "The Ur-Quan Dreadnought, is the single most devastating ship in known space. Alternately termed "Planetary Siege Units," a single specimen of this feared ship has succeeded in subduing and enslaving entire worlds."

Just curious how you guys think on it.

some screenshots

http://wbcelite.com/natfka/sc/dreadnought.jpg
http://wbcelite.com/natfka/sc/attack.jpg
http://wbcelite.com/natfka/sc/attack2.jpg
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Re: The Size of ships
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 12:18:13 am »

You don't need a big ship to lay siege to a planet, you just need big guns.
I like the models. You're planning to add textures lateron?
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Re: The Size of ships
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006, 12:12:31 pm »

Nice pictures. Good work.

To answer your question, I try not to think about things like
"scale" and "reality" and proper star positioning where
UQM is concerned. I just enjoy all the 2D goodness of
a great game.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006, 04:25:08 pm »

You don't need a big ship to lay siege to a planet, you just need big guns.
I like the models. You're planning to add textures lateron?
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But you do need a big ship if you're carring a compliment of one man fighters.

I think crew size would be a good determinant of scale if you insist of "fixing" it (not that it matters).
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 05:06:23 pm »

You don't know how big the pilots of those fighters are. They could be sentient death fleas from the other side of the galaxy.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006, 07:27:13 pm »

Posted by: Deus_Siddis  Posted on: Today at 05:06:23 pm: You don't know how big the pilots of those fighters are. They could be sentient death fleas from the other side of the galaxy.

I recall that in the original manual for the DOS version of SC1, there was a sketch of an Ur-Quan fighter pilot. Perhaps, the Ur-quan had subjegated a race of tiny tentacled people, as the sketch looked almost like a shrunken hybrid of an Ur-Quan and a VUX.
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Re: The Size of ships
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2006, 08:50:42 pm »

See
http://uqm.stack.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2132.0
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