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Willey
08-21-2004, 02:49 PM
I just thought about those skins... 512 are not that nice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif. I think many people prefer to have 1024s. Now my idea is:
Why not have a 1024 skin downsized to 512 by FB before sending it to others?? That's practically the same like a lower texture setting (where lower settings means smaller skins, they're downscaled then). With such a process we could fly with 1024s, but other players will receive those skins at just 512 size, to make them appear quicker and for less bandwith usage.

Willey
08-21-2004, 02:49 PM
I just thought about those skins... 512 are not that nice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif. I think many people prefer to have 1024s. Now my idea is:
Why not have a 1024 skin downsized to 512 by FB before sending it to others?? That's practically the same like a lower texture setting (where lower settings means smaller skins, they're downscaled then). With such a process we could fly with 1024s, but other players will receive those skins at just 512 size, to make them appear quicker and for less bandwith usage.

TooCool_12f
08-21-2004, 05:16 PM
and all planes you see would appear to you as 512 sized skins... only yours (which you can't see if you're inside) would be "nice" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

carguy_
08-21-2004, 07:46 PM
I`d rather even 256 skins just to make them usable online.

http://carguy.w.interia.pl/tracki/sig23d.jpg

hobnail
08-22-2004, 04:52 AM
I'd hope that Oleg & Co look at a compression scheme for skin transfers in BoB.

1024s sure look nicer but I'm lucky to finish downloading anyone's skin during a game.

Willey
08-23-2004, 02:35 PM

Willey
08-23-2004, 02:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TooCool_12f:
and all planes you see would appear to you as 512 sized skins... only yours (which you can't see if you're inside) would be "nice" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't like shabby pixelating wings http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif. And with 512 Skins, they're just ugly.

I just can't understand that they never came off those 8 bit uncompressed skins. While incresing them to 1024 with FB, they should have made them compressed and 16 bit.