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TheMoon7x
11-27-2005, 05:38 PM
so i was thumbing through the screenshots thread and am just awed by the graphics and everyones dramatic "poses". i have struggled for about a week now wondering if i should get it or not but now i believe i will, tomorrow! i've been playing Silent Hunter 3 for quite awhile, and highly recommend it. to get screenshots, do ya just press cntl-prntscrn? and then open mspaint and press cntl-v? thats what i do with SH3 for screenshots anyway....i didn't look at all of the screenshots on here but i didn't see any that were belly-to-belly shots. i wanna see someone smoke a bomber, then flip upside down under it and get a shot!

Hoarmurath
11-27-2005, 05:50 PM
to take screenshots, you only have to press printscreen, and the game make a TGA shot that you can find in the game directory. After that, you can open and convert them with one of the many free converters around.

TheMoon7x
11-27-2005, 07:17 PM
alrighty, thanx and i can't wait to get this game tomorrow! really lookin forward to it!

LEXX_Luthor
11-27-2005, 07:49 PM
Wait until you operate from PF carriers. This is the most spectacular and immersive carrier aircraft simming yet. 3rd Party missions and campaigns as well as Patched official campaigns bring the Offline experience "beyond out of the box" so to speak. Don't even try playing without Patching up to the latest Patch. This thing is Aussom to fly and play.

The G4M "betty" cockpit and early F2A with opening canopy are buried in Patches you must download. Do it.

polak5
11-27-2005, 08:26 PM
TheMoon i remcomend that instead of taking screenshots with PrintScreen key, that u on the other hand use the Fraps program. That way u dont have to convert. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jds1978
11-27-2005, 08:32 PM
....i didn't look at all of the screenshots on here but i didn't see any that were belly-to-belly shots. i wanna see someone smoke a bomber, then flip upside down under it and get a shot!


Well, i've been trying...this is the best i could do (lol)...will have another go at it monday

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/jds1978/DieFLOATPLANE1.jpg

Die, Float-Plane, Die-w/ appologies to Han Freak Solo

actionhank1786
11-28-2005, 02:15 AM
I'm impressed you got a shot off and set fire to the Emily without getting a 30mm round in the face! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
nice shot.
Also moon, may i recommend
http://www.screenshotart.com and http://www.screenshotprints.com/news.php
They're both the most popular sites devoted to screen shots

TheMoon7x
11-28-2005, 04:49 AM
you folks are alot of help, i will definately download the 3 patches for the out-of-the-box game. i'll take a look at the SSA page too when i get home tonight. JDS thats a great shot! maybe we can all give each other some challenges for those who have gotten bored with the game. alrighty then, ya'll have a good day!

jds1978
11-28-2005, 05:09 AM
I'm impressed you got a shot off and set fire to the Emily without getting a 30mm round in the face!
nice shot.

thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


maybe we can all give each other some challenges for those who have gotten bored with the game. alrighty then, ya'll have a good day

good idea http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bearcat99
11-28-2005, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by TheMoon7x:
so i was thumbing through the screenshots thread and am just awed by the graphics and everyones dramatic "poses". i have struggled for about a week now wondering if i should get it or not but now i believe i will, tomorrow! i've been playing Silent Hunter 3 for quite awhile, and highly recommend it. to get screenshots, do ya just press cntl-prntscrn? and then open mspaint and press cntl-v? thats what i do with SH3 for screenshots anyway....i didn't look at all of the screenshots on here but i didn't see any that were belly-to-belly shots. i wanna see someone smoke a bomber, then flip upside down under it and get a shot!
I highly recomend that you bre careful if you are buying a downloadable version as some of them are limited.. as in if you buy a downloadable stand alone you wont be able to merge it once you get the full FB jones.... which is just a matter of time once you get the "taste" with PF.... I recommend that you buy hard copy if you can instead of a downloadable version.... wait the few days for delivery... but the disk in the hand is the best way to go... also you will want to consider getting FB & The AEP as well and mergeing. It is the best way to go with this sim.

john_bilbrey
11-28-2005, 12:53 PM
Any recommendations for the free TGA converters? I googled it and didn't find anything that looked good.

polak5
11-28-2005, 01:00 PM
like bear said get the actual cd's u wont regret it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jds1978
11-28-2005, 02:19 PM
I highly recomend that you bre careful if you are buying a downloadable version as some of them are limited.. as in if you buy a downloadable stand alone you wont be able to merge it once you get the full FB jones.... which is just a matter of time once you get the "taste" with PF.... I recommend that you buy hard copy if you can instead of a downloadable version.... wait the few days for delivery... but the disk in the hand is the best way to go... also you will want to consider getting FB & The AEP as well and mergeing. It is the best way to go with this sim.

Trust Bearcat99, themoon7x. If you can get FB/AEP/PF at the same place, do it! once you start w/ PF you can't stop (LOL). The FB Goldpack is the way to go for FB/AEP, although you can buy them seperately.

BTW: No-one here is a paid employee of 1c/Maddox Games/Ubisoft. This is a straight up testimonial.

TheMoon7x
11-28-2005, 02:46 PM
alright, well i bought the game this evening after work for $20 smackers. since i have a 56k modem that connects at 48k, its gonna take awhile to download 225MB of updates! i reckon i'm just gonna have to stay connected overnight tonight and tomorrow and just let em download. so what is FB and AEP?

jds1978
11-28-2005, 03:02 PM
alright, well i bought the game this evening after work for $20 smackers. since i have a 56k modem that connects at 48k, its gonna take awhile to download 225MB of updates! i reckon i'm just gonna have to stay connected overnight tonight and tomorrow and just let em download. so what is FB and AEP?

LOL...took me 12+Hrs for the whole DL.

FB=Forgotten Battles
AEP=Ace Expansion Pack

merge FB/AEP/PF and you get this....
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4591089933/r/4591089933#4591089933

TheMoon7x
11-28-2005, 05:19 PM
so is FB and AEP both add-ons for pacific fighter? or are they add-ons for the il2? or are they not add-ons? i'm pretty confused how the FB and AEP can be put together with PF. do i have to have PF installed first? then add on FB/AEP? aagghhh.....does il2 have anything to do with any of this?? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

neural_dream
11-28-2005, 05:39 PM
first IL-2 Forgotten Battles (a standalone game), then Aces Expansion, then Pacific Fighters, which can be installed either standalone, or much better installed as an expansion of the previous two. This is called merged installation and is a quite novel idea of UBI and 1C which I hadn't seen before.

You can get an idea of what you lose if you install only Pacific Fighters (as a standalone) if you download the pdf document with the description of all aircraft (my sig). Of all these only 20% belong to Pacific Fighters http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif.

jds1978
11-28-2005, 06:40 PM
Neural Dream to the rescue! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

dhorkoff
11-28-2005, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by john_bilbrey:
Any recommendations for the free TGA converters? I googled it and didn't find anything that looked good.

I recommend The GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) for all your image processing needs! Don't soil yourself by pirating Photoshop, use open source! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VVaFFenPanZZeR
11-28-2005, 09:00 PM
Goto infranview for the converter, it does wonders for me.

jds1978
11-29-2005, 07:19 AM
Themoon7x: look into this thread if you haven't started DL'ing the patches

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3481002183

someone may help!