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Commander luke
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Posted at 2:43 am, 20th October 2002
Well, I created a really small Flash intro for the website. Check it out and tell me what to change/add.

P.S. The addy is: www.eliterpg.vze.com
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carlos_technology
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Posted at 3:04 am, 20th October 2002
thats a very cool flash intro

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Commander luke
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Posted at 3:37 am, 20th October 2002
Thanks Carlos, although some constructive criticism would help.
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sporto78
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Posted at 6:56 am, 20th October 2002
Under my user status on the ERP site, you can add my e-mail:

sporto78@hotmail.com

That is, if you want Grin

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Commander luke
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Posted at 1:06 pm, 20th October 2002
Yeah, I was gonna put everyone's up. But I couldn't remember all of them.
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Logalot
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Posted at 2:08 pm, 20th October 2002
Yes, It's cool! Although the EFLogo was kinda grimey. I wish pagebuilder would work for me.
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Scooter
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Posted at 2:13 pm, 20th October 2002
I don't like Flash intros. I think they are a waste of time. People want to get to your site NOW. If you're going to have a Flash intro, include a link to skip it and go straight to the homepage.

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Commander luke
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Posted at 2:42 pm, 20th October 2002
I knew I forgot something. I'll change it the next chance I get.
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Dogbert
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Posted at 5:07 am, 22nd October 2002
BTW, i emailed or something like that to you to change on the member status page my email address to the one which is at the bottom of this post and every other one of my posts. Hope your getting around to that still. LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!

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Commander luke
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Posted at 5:24 am, 22nd October 2002
I know, I know. I remind you that I am still living in a hotelfor the moment. This weekend I will (hopefully) update every single bit of information I can! But, for now I cannot. So, (and this goes to all of you) please be patient with me, for if I could change the circumstances I would.
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Simmo666
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Posted at 12:37 pm, 22nd October 2002
I think I'll work on a new logo, as that one in the Flash Intro looks rather rubbish.

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Commander luke
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Posted at 7:33 pm, 22nd October 2002
Thank god. I had no idea what to make, so I made one in 30 seconds.
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Ens.Crusader
Posted at 8:08 pm, 22nd October 2002
check this one out


www.theobsidianorder.com
Dogbert
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Posted at 5:25 am, 23rd October 2002
Commander luke said:
I know, I know. I remind you that I am still living in a hotelfor the moment. This weekend I will (hopefully) update every single bit of information I can! But, for now I cannot. So, (and this goes to all of you) please be patient with me, for if I could change the circumstances I would.


I saw that Manhunter was added to the list so i thought you forgot the update to my name.

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Logalot
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Posted at 12:03 am, 24th October 2002
Luke, Did you get the new logo from Simmo? What do you think of it?
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Dogbert
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Posted at 5:01 am, 24th October 2002
Speaking of logos and stuff like that, i just want to make a quick question and then we'll continue the topic without going off-topic. okay? okay

Now, Simmo how did you make those kind of screenshots like your avatar?

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Simmo666
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Posted at 12:37 pm, 24th October 2002
I took a picture of a person from Elite Force.

I opened the picture using a photo editing package (Microsoft PhotoDraw).

I cropped the picture so it was just of the head.

I put some text onto the picture (Commadore Simmo666).

I saved the picture as a .jpg, and told it to adjust the size to 80 pixels by 80 pixels.


Does this answer your question or not?

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Scooter
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Posted at 2:49 pm, 24th October 2002
But how do you get a person to stand exactly where you want them, and how do you make sure it's the skin you want to take a picture of?

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Simmo666
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Posted at 3:32 pm, 24th October 2002
In ext_data/NPCs.cfg, edit the setting for the uniform of the person you want, then, in game, type NPC Spawn <Name> and that character will spawn into the game.

So, I got to where I wanted to take a picture of, typed "NPC Spawn Janeway" without quotes (as it replaced the janeway character).

The person was then beamed in, and I took the screenshot.

(This is in SINGLE PLAYER).

Simple.

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 7:23 pm, 24th October 2002
you spelled commodore wrong
its commodore not commadore

did you take your avatar picture on Deralict2 ? if not, where did you take the picture

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Scooter
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Posted at 8:22 pm, 24th October 2002
He took it in Virtual Voyager mode in the single player game. You can't spawn npcs in holomatch.

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 8:32 pm, 24th October 2002
Scooter said:
He took it in Virtual Voyager mode in the single player game. You can't spawn npcs in holomatch.


I know you can't spawn them in holomatch, I was asking what map in SP mode it was taken in
what specific vv deck was it taken on

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Simmo666
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Posted at 9:36 pm, 24th October 2002
Deck 11, outside main engineering.

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Commander luke
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Posted at 11:05 pm, 24th October 2002
Logalot said:
Luke, Did you get the new logo from Simmo? What do you think of it?


Yeah, I got it. Now I need LOTs of help with ideas of what to put in the intro. I can do just about anything with it, so talk people!
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carlos_technology
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Posted at 11:18 pm, 24th October 2002
you could add a place on the site for members, its like where you log in (if your a member of PER) and you get info like server availability and stuff like that

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Scooter
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Posted at 12:47 am, 25th October 2002
What ever! More impossible suggestions.

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Dogbert
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Posted at 1:29 am, 25th October 2002
Oh, it's possible. Just need the skill to do it.

Simmo666 said:
The person was then beamed in, and I took the screenshot.


How did you get rid of the words and ammo and health crud at the bottom?

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Scooter
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Posted at 1:52 am, 25th October 2002
Crop the picture.

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Scooter
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Posted at 2:19 am, 25th October 2002
Dogbert said:
Oh, it's possible. Just need the skill to do it.

You can't do server status in Flash. You'd need to use JavaScript or something to do server status. (Note to Carlos: my server status is updated manually be me, it's not automatic)

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Simmo666
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Posted at 8:41 am, 25th October 2002
Tut tut, double posting there Scooter.

Hope that helped to tell you how to take a screenshot.

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Posted at 3:34 pm, 25th October 2002
I didn't even realize I double-posted until now. Eek!ops:

Yup, helped me a lot. I'll give it a try this weekend. Grin

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 7:18 pm, 25th October 2002
they had something like my recent suggestion at www.pchelpers.tk
(or something)

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Scooter
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Posted at 8:33 pm, 25th October 2002
That link doesn't work, so it must be somewhere else. Please verify links before you post them.

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 9:42 pm, 25th October 2002
it does work, it just takes a long time to load

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Commander luke
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Posted at 4:00 am, 27th October 2002
Okay, I made a whole new flash intro. Its pretty cool, so go check it out.
I also made a little bit of a redesign of the site. Nothing big, just minor changes.




Why are you still here, go!!!
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Scooter
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Posted at 4:21 am, 27th October 2002
Oh crap, I accidently edited your post instead of quoting. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!


-Luke
Sorry....

Edit by Scooter: For the benefit of everyone else, what I had written was two spelling mistakes in the Flash intro

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Commander luke
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Posted at 4:35 am, 27th October 2002
I'll fix that, god I hate typing.

Edit: fixed it.
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Simmo666
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Posted at 12:42 pm, 27th October 2002
Cool intro, maybe we need some music in the background.

And what do yous think of my logo?

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Scooter
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Posted at 2:47 pm, 27th October 2002
Looks good. Though it's a bit fuzzy when it zooms in because it's sized bigger than it is until it stops moving.

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Logalot
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Posted at 3:13 pm, 27th October 2002
When did BorgKing join?
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Ens. Crusader
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Posted at 3:27 pm, 27th October 2002
nice but could u now refer to me as Ens.Crusader

so replace WSO with Ens.Crusader Grin

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 4:19 pm, 27th October 2002
cool, you added the names of the members in the flash intro

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Commander luke
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Posted at 4:58 pm, 27th October 2002
Logalot: Borking joined a while ago, he e-mailed me and asked if he could. So, he did.

Sorry Crusader. I'll get on that soon enough.

And what kind of background music? got any ideas?
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Ens. Crusader
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Posted at 7:21 pm, 27th October 2002
simmaler to this


www.theobsidianorder.com (there is background music, That url links you to the flash intro)
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Logalot
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Posted at 8:02 pm, 27th October 2002
I personally like it without the music, and really, how many references to your clan can you make? Na na!
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Simmo666
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Posted at 8:09 pm, 27th October 2002
Yeah it gets annoying. (the clan name thing i mean).

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