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# 11
09-08-2012, 07:46 PM
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BTW what was that blue glowy effect that appears when you transport out of the alien ship? It made my frame rate drop like a rock....
It's one of the new time portals fx. It really clogs everyone. Some folks are saying that I crashed their systems with it. /facepalm.

I wanted to use the starbursts instead, but there is a sound bug associated with them.
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# 12
09-08-2012, 08:06 PM
ah. So it was there just to be a visual representative of the pattern enhancer or whatever? Hmm... why did you need a swirly graphic? If it's a static forcefield you could have used that pyramid shaped Borg field.
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# 13
09-08-2012, 08:17 PM
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ah. So it was there just to be a visual representative of the pattern enhancer or whatever? Hmm... why did you need a swirly graphic? If it's a static forcefield you could have used that pyramid shaped Borg field.
Hmm... thanks for the tip. I've not experimented with that one. I just wanted some kind of visual effect of transporting from one place to another. That borg one might be much easier on vid cards if it passes for the effect.
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# 14
09-08-2012, 09:00 PM
Oh, it doesn't look like a transporter beam out effect. It's a yellowish static force field in a pyramid-ish configuration. It would work for a pattern enhancer, but maybe not what you want. Hmm..... One of the technology peices is the glowy inside of a warp core. if you put that on top of the player for a short time that might occomplish the effect..... hmm.... wait... is there one without the metal frame? By "starbursts" did you mean "Swirling Particles Blue 01"? Or "Starburst effect 01"?

The particles make a droning sound that's kinda annoying, but it's similar to the droning made by the transporters in the show. Starburst makes this weird roaring sound.... I think this effect was meant to be used with the Bajoran Orbs. The particles have a downside, they're small. But you can arrange them in a group to make a large field.
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# 15
09-10-2012, 05:37 PM
Okay, I just played it. Also, the lesbian RP with my andorian female char was appreciated!

I feel like an amateur now.

I was so confused that I forgot to give a tip, sorry about that.
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# 16
09-10-2012, 06:39 PM
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Oh, it doesn't look like a transporter beam out effect. It's a yellowish static force field in a pyramid-ish configuration. It would work for a pattern enhancer, but maybe not what you want. Hmm..... One of the technology peices is the glowy inside of a warp core. if you put that on top of the player for a short time that might occomplish the effect..... hmm.... wait... is there one without the metal frame? By "starbursts" did you mean "Swirling Particles Blue 01"? Or "Starburst effect 01"?

The particles make a droning sound that's kinda annoying, but it's similar to the droning made by the transporters in the show. Starburst makes this weird roaring sound.... I think this effect was meant to be used with the Bajoran Orbs. The particles have a downside, they're small. But you can arrange them in a group to make a large field.
Yeah, I might have to experiment more with the particles. I needed something big to at least partially hide the sky. If you look around, you can see benches in the sky, lol. If I remove them, then my Shree npc in the holodeck falls through the floor after she spawns. It's strange.
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# 17
09-10-2012, 07:16 PM
The Borg portal is great for representing a plasma storm outside a window (being green and swirly) but is bad up close because it is so LOUD.
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# 18
09-10-2012, 09:45 PM
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Yeah, I might have to experiment more with the particles. I needed something big to at least partially hide the sky. If you look around, you can see benches in the sky, lol. If I remove them, then my Shree npc in the holodeck falls through the floor after she spawns. It's strange.
Well... the particles aren't big, but they do look kinda like a transporter effect if you arrange several of them on the map. *rummages*

OOH! "Captivity device 01" If you embed it in the floor it makes a round forcefield sticking out of the ground. "Counter - Science 02" is similar it has a large cylindrical force field. Another option is "Fx - Generator Cardassian 01" and 02 It's just a cylinder shaped purple energy field. 01 sparks a lot and can be seen through 2 is smooth and opaque.

Did you just want something to obscure the background?
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# 19
09-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Incredible mission.
Hands above all the others I played for the Foundry Challenge.
Once again, a beyond excellent kirkfat mission.
I am not surprised.
Bravo.
Incredible Custom Maps. Great story, awesome NPCs.

Why has Cryptic not hired you?
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# 20
04-18-2013, 08:04 AM
Just played this one the other day... INSANELY good. My God, I was totally unprepared for certain...awkward conversations, and it had me thinking of Dr. Helen Noel from "Dagger of the Mind."

Loved every second of it.
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