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Aufpassen
07-21-2004, 02:33 AM
Dear Oleg & team,

Would it be possible to incorporate a new, 3rd, network skin download setting?

Right now we have 2 choices:
1) Skin download off
-No skin related network traffic at all.
-No skins used by the other players are visible.
2) Skin download on
-All skins are being distributed to all players.
This results in considerably more network traffic and often, also on good connections, leads to warping.

I would like to suggest a third option:
3) Skin network traffic off
-Skins used by players that are already downloaded to your netcache (or pre-installed) ARE visible.
-Skins used by players not yet in your netcache (or not pre-installed in your skin folders) ARE NOT visible.
-Skins ARE NOT being distributed.
There is no additional network traffic.

For online coops this would be absolutely great!
If this is not feasible anymore for AEP, then perhaps for PF or BoB.

Thank you for your great support and continuing dedication, and of course patch 2.04.

With kind regards and respectfully,

GH_Aufpassen!
(A.Fokker @ SimHQ)

PS.
Dear readers, if you think this is a good idea please bump

[This message was edited by Aufpassen on Wed July 21 2004 at 04:13 AM.]

Aufpassen
07-21-2004, 02:33 AM
Dear Oleg & team,

Would it be possible to incorporate a new, 3rd, network skin download setting?

Right now we have 2 choices:
1) Skin download off
-No skin related network traffic at all.
-No skins used by the other players are visible.
2) Skin download on
-All skins are being distributed to all players.
This results in considerably more network traffic and often, also on good connections, leads to warping.

I would like to suggest a third option:
3) Skin network traffic off
-Skins used by players that are already downloaded to your netcache (or pre-installed) ARE visible.
-Skins used by players not yet in your netcache (or not pre-installed in your skin folders) ARE NOT visible.
-Skins ARE NOT being distributed.
There is no additional network traffic.

For online coops this would be absolutely great!
If this is not feasible anymore for AEP, then perhaps for PF or BoB.

Thank you for your great support and continuing dedication, and of course patch 2.04.

With kind regards and respectfully,

GH_Aufpassen!
(A.Fokker @ SimHQ)

PS.
Dear readers, if you think this is a good idea please bump

[This message was edited by Aufpassen on Wed July 21 2004 at 04:13 AM.]

RAAF_Edin
07-22-2004, 02:39 AM
I like this idea very much. Some while ago I figured out a way of how to create these skin cache files (for a particular skin or to be more exact, a "bmp" file) which could be uploaded somewhere or even emailed for anyone who wished to see it. This way there is no skin transferres from any PC to another (who have this cache file) during a game eliminating any lag. The only downside is that skin DL option has to be enabled for all in order to see this skin which is not good if not all in game have the file.

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No1 Squadron RAAF