Random Loading Screens

Is there a way to have multiple loading screens that each time you load a different loading screen shows up? Cuase i have like 6 pictures that i want to appear in order every seperate time i load EVNova. I hope im making sense. Anyways, talk to ya guys later.

No.

Yes, if you don't mind manually swapping plugins each time you run Nova. You could possibly write a MacOS/Windows script to do this automatically.

Ah ok, thats what i figured. I was just wondering if the game's engine could possibly be able to...

You can have a splash screen, a loading screen, and a menu screen. And a secret cheat screen.

That only Qaanol knows how to access.

@qaanol, on Aug 17 2006, 04:25 PM, said in Random Loading Screens:

You can have a splash screen, a loading screen, and a menu screen.

I know.

@qaanol, on Aug 17 2006, 04:25 PM, said in Random Loading Screens:

And a secret cheat screen.

That i do not know. Can you sort of expand on that topic for me please?

Qaanol is not quick to elaborate; I reccomend patience.

Lol, yes master Yoda :laugh:

Yes there is, but it is complicated and may not be what you want

1. In the char screen type in (S128 | S129)
2. Create mission S128 and S129
3. Make them auto-abort
4. Add your picture to the intro text of each one 😄

~~Hmm or

1. Use the Intro Text in the Char resource to show a desc
2. The movie you will have to create (Windows Movie Maker is perfect if your on XP) (check the format)
3. In the movie place the pictures you want.
4. Accompany them with what you want (sound effects??)
5. Put the movie in the Nova Files folder
5. Type the movie name in the desc resource and select

Cinematic Movie~~

Hash that, its rubbish, great if you want more pics, but doesnt allow randomness at all. My bad.

NB: I haven't tested any of this. I am not responsible for anything that may result (lost sleep, etc)

This post has been edited by philipw : 22 August 2006 - 05:21 PM

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@philipw, on Aug 22 2006, 03:16 PM, said in Random Loading Screens:

Yes there is, but it is complicated and may not be what you want

1. In the char screen type in (S128 | S129)
2. Create mission S128 and S129
3. Make them auto-abort
4. Add your picture to the intro text of each one 😄
~~Hmm or

1. Use the Intro Text in the Char resource to show a desc
2. The movie you will have to create (Windows Movie Maker is perfect if your on XP) (check the format)
3. In the movie place the pictures you want.
4. Accompany them with what you want (sound effects??)
5. Put the movie in the Nova Files folder
5. Type the movie name in the desc resource and select

Cinematic Movie~~

Hash that, its rubbish, great if you want more pics, but doesnt allow randomness at all. My bad.
NB: I haven't tested any of this. I am not responsible for anything that may result (lost sleep, etc)

THat shoudl work, but it wasnt what i was going at. You know the loading screen after you see the ambrosia logo? The one with a supernova in the background, well thats what I'm replacing and I wanted to know if there was a way to have that loading screen be switched to something else everytime you started up Nova. But you can't, as I have been told.

Someone should make a stereoscopic loading screen.

Someone should make stereoscopic sprites.

Or multipass sprites and light them dynamically in-game.

I'm not sure you would be able to do that before the menu screen....I don't recall anything that about that in my resource guide.

@guy, on Aug 23 2006, 09:12 PM, said in Random Loading Screens:

Someone should make stereoscopic sprites.

OMGEV3D

Those red/blue plastic glasses, heheh, I can see it now!

@guy, on Aug 24 2006, 01:12 AM, said in Random Loading Screens:

Someone should make stereoscopic sprites.

Now that is a damn tempting side-track...

Argh...

Just 2 cameras placed slightly apart, a little photoshop work with tinting layers and transparency... ARGH NO!

😛

Do it! Do it! Do it!

@hamster, on Aug 26 2006, 08:08 PM, said in Random Loading Screens:

Now that is a damn tempting side-track...

Argh...

Just 2 cameras placed slightly apart, a little photoshop work with tinting layers and transparency... ARGH NO!

😛

There are software packages that will do all the stereoscopic rendering work for you: you just need to make the models. I imagine you would have to make some ships somewhat bigger than they are in the stock scenario so you can actually see 3D details, but maybe it's possible. Someone should try it with one ship.

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