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# 11
05-10-2013, 06:53 PM
Very Interesting

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# 12
05-10-2013, 06:54 PM
Thanks for explaining the process Taco

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# 13
05-10-2013, 06:55 PM
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Edit: why did all of my apostrophes turn into question marks?! WHAT MAGIC IS THIS!?!
Probably because you wrote that up in Word where Word automatically switched your quote marks and apostraphes into 'smart' ones, which aren't standard ASCII characters and so when you pasted it in, they came up as unknown characters.

Just my guess anyway. I never use Word for stuff that goes on the web because of that.
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# 14
05-10-2013, 06:59 PM
Thanks for the explanation! Does this mean that once LoR hits Holodeck, it might
be a good idea to remove the old game folder and redownload the whole thing (if that end up taking less harddisk space, I mean)?
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# 15
05-10-2013, 07:10 PM
Thanks for the info and all the teams hard work.
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# 16
05-10-2013, 07:16 PM
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Probably because you wrote that up in Word where Word automatically switched your quote marks and apostraphes into 'smart' ones, which aren't standard ASCII characters and so when you pasted it in, they came up as unknown characters.

Just my guess anyway. I never use Word for stuff that goes on the web because of that.
Exactly this.

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# 17
05-10-2013, 07:18 PM
I want a Taco fang little helper instead of a stupid paperclip.
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# 18
05-10-2013, 07:21 PM
This looks good in the Rommie Fleet and other areas that were created with these textures in mind.

However, for all previous textures its a downgrade. The sharpen filter couldn't compensate what the "crunch" compression algorhythm did to the textures. It's like saving a JPG once more at 75-85% quality, this does never make things look better.

To quote the OP:

"It looks to me that they just used a sharpen filter and then recompressed the textures. In some cases the compression is worse than before. It makes the environment look overly sharpened and in some ways is hard to look at."

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=649351


This works out for some textures and in a few cases it might look better, but most console textures and similar things got affected quite negatively.

http://imageshack.us/a/img708/9553/comp18.jpg <- from the thread above
This is the worst example, thankfully it's not nearly as dramatic most of the time.

Perfect World Entertainment was eager to save bandwidth and I commend the effort to save as much perceived textured quality as possible. But selling this as "improvement" is quite off.
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# 19
05-10-2013, 07:27 PM
Interesting...

You have now achieved the title of MIP-TacoFang ...

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# 20
05-10-2013, 07:27 PM
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Probably because you wrote that up in Word where Word automatically switched your quote marks and apostraphes into 'smart' ones, which aren't standard ASCII characters and so when you pasted it in, they came up as unknown characters.

Just my guess anyway. I never use Word for stuff that goes on the web because of that.
Yet another reason why my favorite word processor is Notepad.

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