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Old 04-05-2012, 11:44 AM
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We just posted 4 new screenshots from the Drox Operative alpha over on the Drox screenshots page.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:08 PM
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Wow. This is by far the best looking Soldak game.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:24 PM
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I really like the new particle effects. Did you enhance the particle system?
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:33 PM
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I really like the new particle effects. Did you enhance the particle system?
We have enhanced the particle system a little, but the cooler stuff doesn't show up that much in the screenshots. If I had taken the screenshot with the 3 explosions a half second later you might have seen some debris with cool trails.
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We have enhanced the particle system a little, but the cooler stuff doesn't show up that much in the screenshots. If I had taken the screenshot with the 3 explosions a half second later you might have seen some debris with cool trails.
I agree that screenshots just don't do this game justice. Can't wait for beta to get here so people can see for themselves.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:53 PM
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The explains were definitely the coolest thing from my persective. The rightmost explosion shows small particles forming on what looks like an animated explosion graphic ie not just scaled or rotated images (I think), the left explosion shows trails and the middle one displays some debris I believe, all of which looks very cool indeed.

If a full video is too much work, you could do some quick silent tech demos and post them to YouTube.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:30 PM
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And, some were wondering how big a sector is (or can be), so I took this screenshot of the galaxy map while testing today. I've been to all these star systems so far, most with multiple planets, different races, etc. Each system is color coded as to which race occupies it. Multiple colors in a name mean 2 or more races have colonized there. Fortunately you can jump from any one system to another provided you have found the jump gates from each system.
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Explosions, debris, exotic weapon effects... all I can say is "Impressive" !
I'm curious about the race those glowing, blue, star-shaped ships belong to.

A question : Is the galaxy map rotatable?

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A question : Is the galaxy map rotatable?
No. You can zoom in/out and shift it around though.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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Explosions, debris, exotic weapon effects... all I can say is "Impressive" !
I'm curious about the race those glowing, blue, star-shaped ships belong to.

A question : Is the galaxy map rotatable?
That glow was probably part of an effect (lasts about 0.1 seconds) as part of an explosion.
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