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« on: January 08, 2007, 11:27:22 pm »

Hey, everyone.
I recently modified the graphics of the Yehat ship for fun, as well as the sounds of the gun/shield.

Will modifying the grahpics of the weapon/ship cause any sync errors if I play multiplayer? Does it matter if all I changed were the colours or will any difference in graphics cause a problem? (I'm guessing that the pixel location determines whether there is a "hit" or not in the game?)

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 12:24:28 am »

Yes, the graphics are used for collision detection, so if players have different graphics, they will lose sync.
All pixels that are not fully transparent will be able to collide.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 08:15:35 pm »

does that include just having different colour graphics?
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 10:48:41 pm »

Different colours is ok.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 10:57:37 pm »

thanks!
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Re: ship modification
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 11:22:03 pm »

Did anyone else just picture Flaming-Pink-Barbie Yehat?
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007, 12:39:42 am »

Well, the obvious hack is Black Spathi.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 01:16:11 am »

What I did was change the yehat... I didn't like the sound of the gun, so I changed it to a more plasma-shot-firing sound. I also changed the graphics of the shot to white with blue halo. I found this to be much more satisfying than the "machine-gun sound."


I actually like the idea of skinning ships quite a lot... would be even cooler if the other side could see it. i guess you would have to prohibit excessive blackness... :-P



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Re: ship modification
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 01:27:32 am »

You could make it an add-on pack. Just make a zip file with your modified files, with the same file structure as the other content, and it can be used as described here.
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