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Topic review - Please welcome the *new* Star Control Discussion Board!!
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  Post subject:  Re: Please welcome the *new* Star Control Discussion Board!!  Reply with quote
Frumple, in March 2010 wrote:
Welcome to the newest version of the Star Control Discussion Board !!! We hope you decide to stay. In fact, our Ur-Quan overlords *demand* it!

I haven't been on the PoNaF forum since before 2010???? Whoops? Where did the time go?
Okay, my oldest son turned 7 in the meantime , I had two more.....
I havent' been active in the SC2 universe anyway since quite a while before that.

I remember I saw the forum changed, but did not spend more thoughts about it. But that long?

Oh my god, time moves fast!

Great work everyone.
I'll try to acquire a glass of pootworm juice and drink on the health of this forum, and praise the hard working persons still providing this place!

Thanks!

(ps: my old user account: http://www.star-control.com/forum/index ... ofile;u=10. Last active ("login") shortly after I started working with my current employer. Long ago....
I know I did check in after that to read some posts, but likely forgot to log in.)
Edit: hell, I was able to log in the old forum and delete some spam PM's I received in 2006....
Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:09 am
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Thanks, Chad.

It looks like the smilies don't work right. A lot of the old smilies use the same code as the new ones, so there's some "namespace conflict" as it were.
Post Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:46 am
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Greetings all. We made some small tweaks here yesterday. More to come, these small things are just time consuming to research, test and implement.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:17 am
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zenzmurfy wrote:
Rider wrote:
You could always use the ingame Vindicator as a reference. I got it to 31x15 without compromising it's look.


Oh yeah, I totally forgot about that graphic. That would be a good solution if a smaller graphic was absolutely needed. Right now I think the current 111x39 graphic in the manner it is used is a good match for avatar images that are as large as 120x120.


The problem, I think, is that many (most?) users have much smaller or no avatars. We've been toying with the idea of replacing the Vindi with the Lander for the online status indicator. It has a simpler, more iconic shape, suitable for a smaller image.
Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:35 pm
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Rider wrote:
You could always use the ingame Vindicator as a reference. I got it to 31x15 without compromising it's look.


I think that does look better than Zenzmurfy's smallest ones but, isn't that TOO small?
Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:38 pm
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Rider wrote:
You could always use the ingame Vindicator as a reference. I got it to 31x15 without compromising it's look.


Oh yeah, I totally forgot about that graphic. That would be a good solution if a smaller graphic was absolutely needed. Right now I think the current 111x39 graphic in the manner it is used is a good match for avatar images that are as large as 120x120.

On an unrelated note: I think the image for the online status and avatar should be floating and centered in the cell(assuming that is a cell). Right now its all pushed to one side.
Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:26 pm
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You could always use the ingame Vindicator as a reference. I got it to 31x15 without compromising it's look.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:23 pm
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cymon wrote:
zenzmurfy wrote:
Cedric6014 wrote:
Holy Heck Lukipela - how come my presursor avatar thingamee is pimped out with the utwig bomb?



:) The icon for you being online is the Vindicator at the end of the game fully loaded. The offline icon which is not here yet would be the equipment you have at the beginning of the game.

-zenZmurfy

It's an awful large icon to tell people nothing. The other day I says Luk was online but there was nothing I could do about it, no chat or anything. That's what this forum needs, a chat that pops up if you're actually here when others are online.

Gotta make that for my forum.


I know it's a little bit big, but when it's smaller it looks more like a paperclip than the Vindicator. You really need to see the pods and thrusters to see that its not just an insignia or logo or multcolored cockroach, but the ship itself. On the other hand, I could've gone for a caractured version of the ship with fewer pods and thrusters, but it might have not save much space over the actual design.

I'm posting a picture with the icon rescaled to different sizes so u can see what it looks like that way and included in the upper left corner is an old version of the vindicator I tried to make really small that made me think it looked like slug, or battery power guage.

-zenZmurfy


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:58 pm
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Frumple wrote:
zenzmurfy wrote:
starcon_phpbb wrote:
A follow-up tid-bit. Zensmurfy provided us with an updated "online" graphic. It's a snazzy new Vindicator. Look for someone who is online browsing the board to see it.


I think I sent the wrong picture for the offline vindicator. That one should be the vindicator with the equipment and thrusters that you start the game off with. :)

zenZmurfy :)


If you have another graphic ready, please e-mail it to me or Lukipela. I'd love to update it. :)


Found it. Here's the pic. I'll send it to Lukipela too.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:12 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Please welcome the *new* Star Control Discussion Board!!  Reply with quote
zenzmurfy wrote:
starcon_phpbb wrote:
A follow-up tid-bit. Zensmurfy provided us with an updated "online" graphic. It's a snazzy new Vindicator. Look for someone who is online browsing the board to see it.


I think I sent the wrong picture for the offline vindicator. That one should be the vindicator with the equipment and thrusters that you start the game off with. :)

zenZmurfy :)


If you have another graphic ready, please e-mail it to me or Lukipela. I'd love to update it. :)
Post Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:26 pm

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