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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 05:06:17 AM »
Very cool B_C and congrats!
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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2014, 09:39:57 AM »
Awesome!  Congrats BC:D 

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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2014, 04:08:35 PM »
Question: how does one upgrade the resolution beyond 8x6?

(I've got the All Ages mod, and everything is installed, but it starts at 8x6 and there doesn't seem to be any in-game ability to upscale. None of the ini files seem to offer the option to mod the resolution either.)
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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2014, 05:21:45 PM »
Are you meaning map size?

8x6 squares is smaller than the 'Small' map size - I just fired my regular All the Ages mod up and this is how they pan out:

Small: 10 x 13
Medium: 16 x 12
Large: 25 x 18

The one I'm running is called "Large All The Ages Mod."

I believe you have to install everything in a certain order in order to take advantage of the mods. There's a multi-installer on the website at http://www.armadafleetcommand.com somewhere. I can't recall which one I used nor where the mod came from, but I know I downloaded everything I needed from this site.


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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 01:00:31 AM »
Are you meaning map size?

8x6 squares is smaller than the 'Small' map size - I just fired my regular All the Ages mod up and this is how they pan out:

Small: 10 x 13
Medium: 16 x 12
Large: 25 x 18

The one I'm running is called "Large All The Ages Mod."

I believe you have to install everything in a certain order in order to take advantage of the mods. There's a multi-installer on the website at http://www.armadafleetcommand.com somewhere. I can't recall which one I used nor where the mod came from, but I know I downloaded everything I needed from this site.

I think jp means screen resolution

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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2014, 05:16:26 AM »
Ah. Well, that I'm afraid I don't know.

Mine auto-changes the screen res. Normally mine is 1920x1080, but BotF comes on at a much lower res.

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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2014, 08:07:36 AM »
Yep, I meant screen res. I saw mention of it over at alliance when I picked up the mod, but couldn't quite suss out whether the res mod was included in the ISO and/or the ATA mod.

I'm playing on a large galaxy, and while I'm not where I can check 25x18 seems right (based on what I recall seeing when I pulled up the larger map view). I didn't think I dl'd something called "Large All The Ages", but maybe I did.  ???
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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2014, 08:11:48 AM »
I'm not sure of the exact size of the Large All The Ages map, but I think it's 52-53 sectors wide, so it's just a bit more than twice the size of a 'regular' Large galaxy map.

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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2014, 08:20:25 AM »
More like 6-1/8 times as large!

Well dang, then I had better look into that pronto!  :D (I haven't really 'started' my first turn yet, so I'm not losing anything.)
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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2014, 01:59:42 PM »
Question: how does one upgrade the resolution beyond 8x6?

(I've got the All Ages mod, and everything is installed, but it starts at 8x6 and there doesn't seem to be any in-game ability to upscale. None of the ini files seem to offer the option to mod the resolution either.)

Unfortunately, BOTF is locked in at 800x600 resolution.  :(  In terms of visuals, it's probably the game's single biggest/worst limitation. 




I'm not sure of the exact size of the Large All The Ages map, but I think it's 52-53 sectors wide, so it's just a bit more than twice the size of a 'regular' Large galaxy map.

With most mods that have a "large map" version (note that not every mod has one), the largest map size is 52x39 sectors.  In contrast, the largest map size for vanilla BOTF (and mods without a large map version) is 25x18 sectors. 

Doing the math, that works out to the super-large maps being approximately 4 1/2 times the size of "regular" large maps.  8) 

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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2014, 03:42:43 PM »
I'm bad at math, which is why I was an English major. I was thinking the width was twice the 'normal' BotF, which is where I got my reasoning from.

Y'all know what y'all kin do wit your fancy mathing, right?

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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2014, 09:47:24 AM »
Excellent story...when the next part?

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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2014, 10:28:14 AM »
Hi Anguille...it's actually been moved to the front page now. Thanks for the compliment!


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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2014, 01:10:26 PM »
Hi Anguille...it's actually been moved to the front page now. Thanks for the compliment!
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Re: Alia Latinus Titulus: A Birth of the Federation AAR
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2014, 06:19:24 AM »
Banzai, this is really enjoyable.  Thanks for putting all the work into it.
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