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Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 6:50 pm
by Ace Antilles
Here's a question for people.
How attached are you to the original XWA Family room and all the stuff that comes with it?

For example all I did was "enhance" what was there already. I replaced things that looked dated like the swords, flag and jacket. I updated the the poster, probe droid, cologne, fan and blue pic.
Everything in the room can be changed in theory with work but would that be going too far for some of you? Would you miss some of the memories that XWA brought from the original storyline. Or would you prefer 2 options?

1 - An edited Family room as I have released with "enhanced" rewards and medals.
2 - A totally new room with "everything" changed. Then as you replay the game you can experience the new rewards. Or so you can just imagine as a Rebel Pilot you have had to redecorate and look at new items instead.

It would be great to have new rooms anyway as options. But I don't want to replace other stuff in the future if the majority say "ah I really miss that odd looking Key to the station" ;)
I would be interested to know as it's great feedback :)
(Remember you will hurt my feelings ;))

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 6:57 pm
by Ace Antilles
Rookie_One1 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 6:26 pm
1 - Here a vibrosword from the Clone Wars cartoon :
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/sta ... 0903032947
2 - Sword from Star Wars galaxies (might need to change the logos on it thought :p)
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/sta ... 0209034627
3 - Vibrosword from KOTOR : https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/sta ... 1123191034
1- Can't use. I can't draw at all so would need a clear reference image I can remove backgrounds from.
1a - But... how's this? https://p3d.in/model_data/snapshot/9Y0St
2 - Yes that's a better image that can be used. Still looks very standard sword like.
3 - Refer to answer 1. Some interesting choices though.

It doesn't have to be a sword though. The images can be anything. Refer back to the previous post.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 8:52 pm
by Rookie_One1
1a look good

That said, I do think 2 with some modifications would be the best choice, and it has to be sword-like, it's a pair of swords :-P

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:38 pm
by Ace Antilles
I do actually like this look of this. https://p3d.in/model_data/snapshot/9Y0St I'll look into it.
Will maybe need some small story description re-write.
I tell you before I got back into XWA my Star Wars knowledge was shot to hell lol

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:14 pm
by Phoenix Leader
Antan's Jar'Kai Dueling Swords are supposed to serve for dueling purposes. And to be honest the sword you linked is more like a saw than a dueling sword.
I suggest you take a look at Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords mods to find a sword model suitable for the role of replacing the default one.

And they must be 2 swords. This means that you are forced to choose a 1-hand weapon and place 2 copies of it. You cannot choose a 2-handed weapon.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:16 pm
by keiranhalcyon7
Ace Antilles wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 6:57 pm
It doesn't have to be a sword though. The images can be anything. Refer back to the previous post.
How about Uncle Anton's backstabbing head mounted on a pike?

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:29 pm
by Ace Antilles
Phoenix Leader wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:14 pm
Antan's Jar'Kai Dueling Swords are supposed to serve for dueling purposes. And to be honest the sword you linked is more like a saw than a dueling sword.
I suggest you take a look at Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords mods to find a sword model suitable for the role of replacing the default one.

And they must be 2 swords. This means that you are forced to choose a 1-hand weapon and place 2 copies of it. You cannot choose a 2-handed weapon.
If I decide to change anything right now I will probably use that Vibrosword. That can be a 1 hand weapon can't it?
Image
I appreciate the feedback though but like I said sadly I don't have the time to search right now.
If people post a workable image and there's a consensus that it's preferred then I'll take that in hand.

But that brings me back to my previous post. It doesn't HAVE to be a sword at all! You are in the Option 1 choice that you would like to see it stay a sword but enhanced I assume?
keiranhalcyon7 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:16 pm
How about Uncle Anton's backstabbing head mounted on a pike?
Hey now this is a Disney franchise! lol ;)

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:48 pm
by Rookie_One1
I'm guessing Antan head would had been the price in the cancelled expansion pack :p

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:59 pm
by Phoenix Leader
I've taken these screenshots from this site: https://www.gamefront.com/games/knights ... ee-weapons
Death Bringer Sword Set.jpg
I would go with the second or the third one.
The first one looks more a 2-handed sword.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 11:13 pm
by Mark_Farlander
I vote the second one (starting counting from the left). It's the right compromise between range and maneuverability.
And it's a single handed sword.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 11:29 pm
by Phoenix Leader
You can download the mod for KOTOR 2: The Sith Lords from here: https://www.gamefront.com/games/knights ... -sword-set
Don't know much about compatibility with X-Wing Alliance. They are .tga, .uti, .mdl and .mdx files.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:24 am
by Ace Antilles
Phoenix Leader wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 11:29 pm
You can download the mod for KOTOR 2: The Sith Lords from here: https://www.gamefront.com/games/knights ... -sword-set
Don't know much about compatibility with X-Wing Alliance. They are .tga, .uti, .mdl and .mdx files.
Sadly not compatible. It has images which would be perfect but they are too small. Only 128x128. Not big enough to use for the large image. The screenshots could be used.
I'm not sure I like that sword either. It still looks very normal. I much prefer something like this. Even the Axe could be used.
Image
https://www.gamefront.com/games/knights ... -sword-set

Right now if I change anything later I'm still leaning towards the Vibrosword. It's far more identifiable as Star Wars.
I might be able to knock off some variations though in a release. Technically I can have an installer choose but we'll see. This won't be done too soon atm.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:36 am
by Mark_Farlander
Starting counting from the left I vote the second sword posted by Phoenix Leader (first screenshot) and the first one posted by Ace Antilles (second screenshot).

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:42 am
by Ace Antilles
Mark_Farlander wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:36 am
Starting counting from the left I vote the second sword posted by Phoenix Leader (first screenshot) and the first one posted by Ace Antilles (second screenshot).
Thank you but to be clear this is no voting right now. Yes your choices are appreciated but I don't want people to think this is a vote.
Also there are thousands of options out there but it does seem clear that the Buster Sword isn't popular.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:07 am
by Rookie_One1
To be fair, it's mostly that if we go by the aesthetic of Star Wars, a sword will probably be a bit plain when you think about it. Star Wars have a bit more utilitarians aesthetics than most space fantasy universes.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:29 am
by Ace Antilles
Can we all agree at least that anything is better than this cheese cutter lol ;)
Swords2.jpg

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:04 am
by Rookie_One1
Well the cheese cutters are still better than the buster sword for the Star Wars universe :p

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 4:34 am
by Ace Antilles
Rookie_One1 wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 3:04 am
Well the cheese cutters are still better than the buster sword for the Star Wars universe :p
As you started this do you want a sword or a Vibroblade! Or an Ax.. or...

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 5:44 am
by keiranhalcyon7
Ace Antilles wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:29 pm
Hey now this is a Disney franchise! lol ;)
I mean, even back in '99 I thought inserting dueling swords into Star Wars was a bit hokey. I thought dueling blasters would have been more believable.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:17 pm
by Ace Antilles
keiranhalcyon7 wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 5:44 am
Ace Antilles wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:29 pm
Hey now this is a Disney franchise! lol ;)
I mean, even back in '99 I thought inserting dueling swords into Star Wars was a bit hokey. I thought dueling blasters would have been more believable.
Yes, this guy gets it ;) lol Did XWA come before Kotor too? Everything is swords these days in franchises. Gimme a trusty uncivilised blaster anyday

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:13 pm
by Rookie_One1
I prefer swords, make more sense :p

That said, the GFFA is so full of planets of hats, that chances are that you will have a planet or two obsessed with swords ;)

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 3:28 pm
by DarHan
I don’t see the presence of dueling swords in Star Wars as weird. After all, just look at the real-life USA: the land of hyper-tech drones and computerized warfare also has communities of people dedicated to collecting and restoring centuries-old firearms, not to mention the people whose hobby is forging medieval blades.

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 6:14 pm
by Darksaber
You could use a Darksaber!!!! :D

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 6:17 pm
by Ace Antilles
Darksaber wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 6:14 pm
You could use a Darksaber!!!! :D
Why on earth would I do that ;) lol
I did say earlier it was something I considered but probably would have been criticized on there being 2 of them :p

Re: XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 6:18 pm
by Rookie_One1
THE PUN! THE PUN!