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Re: Shades of Grey

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Romulan colony screen 4K so far.
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Romulan diplomacy screen 4K.
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"Oops, I did it again", no, seriously, can I use the race profile pictures from AFC mod?
I already added them to the game, do I have to revert?
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Is there a WDF which defines the position of the summary window?

They always end up in the middle of the screen, and if I make it taller, it's top is still in the middle :
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A real nightmare yesterday was, After 6.30 am, while watching a youtube video, BAM! blu screen.
After that I could not get but a few seconds past log in in Windows, blue screen, restart, blue screen, restart...
Even the troubleshooting was not allowed, it gave something like KERNEL_something-error and restarted.
I installed the Win 10 fresh from start and started updating, when it came to the point of installing the 1903 version, it restarted while in windows for a few times, but eventually finished the install.
Then, the blue screen restart vortex began again.

I suspect it has something to do with the graphics card driver.
Anyway, I ordered new components (my computer is rather old).
I might see after a week or so how it reacts to new components.
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Re: Shades of Grey

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sorry to hear you are having issues

hope you get it fix soon
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Thanks, actually, it seems the problem is with processor overheating.
Every time I do anything heavier than maybe play solitaire, processor fan accelerates and after a half a minute or so, blue screen.
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Re: Shades of Grey

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Axis wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:34 am I wonder how I can change the planet animations back to what they were in the Sol system, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Pluto animations were replaced by animations of a same planet type when I changed Sol's name.

I know I can always add the original animations by a different name and use them, it works too, but I thought could there be another way?
You can disable the function replacing the sol planet animations in systems not named sol, but they will randomly pop up in any free systems on the map.

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0x51020 change 53 -> C3

AUTO:00451C20                 push    ebx -> retn
I don't know how many bugs is too many but that point is reached somewhere before however many in BotF is.
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Thanks, but I won´t be able to test until my computer is fixed.
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While waiting for the components, a question popped to my mind : Is there a way to make the planet animations to be more apart from each other?
I´ve modified the animations to be 200 pixels wide, but it makes large map games a bit slow right from the start.
In essence, is there a piece of code that defines the distance between the planet animations?
When doing 4K, they (planets) clump in the right corner, while there remains plenty of room for them to the left.
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Re: Shades of Grey

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Axis wrote: Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:56 am Here's 4K galactic screen so far
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I have wondered, why the game companies do not make remakes of these old games which are actually quite good, many playable games have been forgotten, if not erased completely into history.
Often it comes down to licensing and copyright. There are development studios and publishes, and often the former changes the later, but one still has some rights to the old game so they can't do a remake.
Alternately one of the holders went out of business or was purchased by somebody else and nobody knows who has the rights.
Finally, there's just greed where somebody who has some of the rights to the game/book/movie/song just wants too much money and the others don't think it's worth paying that price.

Note that this is in general for both games and movies, or making old books into movies. Also re-broadcasting or reviving an old TV show.
That was a big issue with Marcross/Robotech as well as Battletech. It's why they never made the promised sequel to Bukaroo Banzai. I could go on with listing other things that people wanted to make sequels or bring over to the U.S. but could not do so because of licensing problems.
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Sounds to me they need some worldwide unity in copyright and license laws. In EU they have made some progress protecting the rights though.

I´ve bumped into these copyright and license problems while watching those fan made star trek-videos from youtube, they have some freedom when doing them, but they seem to be focused mainly on the original series/TNG themes.
There was/is some issues with the Axanar-series, CBS might not allow them to make it, maybe because it is so high quality or has some elements that might be made by CBS in some movie or series.

I guess they have to wait until the series has become so old fans can make their versions of them.

Also, the Birth of the Federation 2-project had to change it´s name to Rise of the UFP, because of these copyright/license issues.
I guess Supremacy has the same problem, it cannot be Star Trek Supremacy.
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Here´s three different alternatives for the seal of the Terran Federation :
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Which one´s the best?

I like the third.
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Here´s more abstract flag (and arms) :
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The Strength of the Righteous (flag´s name).
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Federia Eternal.
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Re: Shades of Grey

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The Pioneer Universum logo (I think I´ll put this in the main menu (s) corner.
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