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by 0xABCDEF
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59169

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

Okay, a second proposal. Shadows alter brightness, but not overall color. Edges (can) alter overall color. Could checking for consistency in the ratio of R, G, and B values help differentiate shadows from edges? This would mean requiring a higher brightness difference to mark an edge when the RGB r...
by 0xABCDEF
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59169

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

That's pretty cool. Why not have it check, say, all four corner pixels? Might help alleviate the issue with certain sides not getting highlighted evenly. Increasing the number of pixel checks does not seem to improve the detection quality for me; I believe that the main problem is that certain imag...
by 0xABCDEF
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59169

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

The edge detection images look pretty cool. Was that a Paint.net extension, or did you write the code yourself? I wrote a simple edge detection algorithm in Java. For each pixel, make it dark if the adjacent pixel to the lower right differs in its red, green, or blue channel by more than 20. Otherw...
by 0xABCDEF
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59169

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

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First image was made by drawing pixellated ship images in MS Paint. Second was made using basic edge detection on ship images.
by 0xABCDEF
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Reload events
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Reload events

Reload events are not an engine feature, so they never fire on their own. They can be manually fired by functions such as objFireEvent
by 0xABCDEF
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: Extended Justice: Commonwealth Police
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Extended Justice: Commonwealth Police

If anyone wants to get a complete experience of the Commonwealth Police mod in a short time, here are some instructions to follow closely. Start a new game Wait for a police patrol captain to arrive. One will likely appear as a Ronin gunship with an enhanced drive orbiting a major station such as St...
by 0xABCDEF
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is the most useless code you can write?
Replies: 2
Views: 62

What is the most useless code you can write?

Lately, I have been reading stories of programming horror, where people have to deal with terrible code. Here is one particularly interesting Reddit post about how not to do object-oriented programming . After reading stories like that, I began to wonder about what is the worst code that I could mak...
by 0xABCDEF
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59169

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

Here are images of two dockscreen minigames I made. Neurogue is a non-functional knockoff of Rogue and Lifehack is a working copy of Conway's Game of Life . Both were implemented through the heavy use of lists and structs. Did you know that (append list) creates a new copy of a list so that set@ and...
by 0xABCDEF
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Mod Announcements
Topic: Extended Justice: Commonwealth Police
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Extended Justice: Commonwealth Police

Commonwealth Police This mod aims to greatly improve the Commonwealth justice system and make it seem like the Commonwealth actually tries to enforce the law rather than just sitting there and waiting for the player to accidentally surrender. Features Every major Commonwealth station will now have ...
by 0xABCDEF
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: [April Fools 2017] Strategy Guide for CSC America
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: [April Fools 2017] Strategy Guide for CSC America

What?! April Fools 2017 is over and all of this was a joke? You mean that CSC America was never released in the first place?! Not even Transcendence 2.0, Anacreon IV, or Domina & Oracus Part V? I guess it was all just a dream.
by 0xABCDEF
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: [April Fools 2017] Strategy Guide for CSC America
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Strategy Guide for CSC America

Easy! Just run the TransPort utility on command line and follow the instructions in the /help command
by 0xABCDEF
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: [April Fools 2017] Strategy Guide for CSC America
Replies: 5
Views: 203

[April Fools 2017] Strategy Guide for CSC America

Disclaimer: The following announcement is an April Fools joke as originally released at 12:00 AM UTC on April 1st, 2017. I made all of this up; CSC America was not released today and it will probably not be for a long time. Please do not take any of this seriously. Strategy Guide for CSC America Or...
by 0xABCDEF
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Armor balance discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 732

Re: Armor balance discussion

Here is a sample of the armor balance algorithm, in case anyone is wondering about how it works. Balance is calculated in Balance Points; a positive amount means overpowered and a negative amount means underpowered. You will have to look at the standard armor stats , damage fractions per level , and...
by 0xABCDEF
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Oracus & Domina I: The March of the Heretic
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Oracus & Domina I: The March of the Heretic

I will make sure that the fighting completes before the Monastery scene. I am not really sure how to handle ship images and armor segment stuff besides the facings. I also need a way to render the hero images for the playership and monastery. I might make the NPC penitents use the updated graphics a...
by 0xABCDEF
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Oracus & Domina I: The March of the Heretic
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Oracus & Domina I: The March of the Heretic

Doesn't show up in the list of adventures, but command screen does appear in the SoTP menu. Does the download work for you if you clear your extensions folder, or is the problem on my end? Turns out that I forgot to include a name-randomization library that I planned to use for pilgrim characters. ...