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Contest No. 2, screen capture + short story, closes December 23 winner anounced December 25

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Hi
We all remember my last contest, and the birth of the F305 lol.
Well this time is a little different. What this contest is, is a screen capture contest.
Its easy, all u need to do is play SFAW, and take a really cool screen shot. Save the image and then post it up on ur own account and then comment the link in this thread. I will go over the images in the end and decide on a winner. Oh, one entry per person lol.

The way itll be scored is fairly easy. Ship count, image quality, the general feel of the shot, like battle, or piece, or how cool it looks. It all plays a part.
But the key thing is the context relative to something, like a short story. What u need to do is write a short story on whats happening in ur shot. Say uve got Prometheus (SG Hero) attacking two Interdictors (SW unit) and uve got prometheus in close (at the middle ish at the front of the shot looking it at from behind) with the two interdictors (one on each side attacking it. u could say something like
"Prometheus detected and energy signature and raised shield. It turned to see two interdictors in bound. She armed weapons and attack holding her ground. But the combines fire power overwhelmed her shields and she was lost." or "Two interdictors get the jump on Prometheus. Prometheus's shield hold as she fights them off. The interdictors out gunned retreat from battle."
Both stories are valid for the same image if u know what i mean...

Anyway i hope i explained everything, the shot must be gameplay, any gameplay, to make it fair, some minor photoshoping can be done, but i know how to photoshop images and i an smell an altered image a mile away lol, so dont over do it, if i think its been altered, then it wont be disqualified, but it could loose points. What im after is some really good screen grab and some cool short stories to go with it lol

The winner will be anounced christmas day AU time. What u win is... aahh.... i will put ur image up on this site and ill add it into the new SFAW background pack... i think thats a cool enough prize for cool images lol
oh almost forgot lol, enteries close December 23rd AU time

ENTRIES
1234boo75 - BC304 V BASESTAR - Moddb.com
Endingsarrow - THE FLEET PREPARES - Moddb.com
cber - NUKING THE INTREPID - Moddb.com
Joshvaliant - SFAW - Moddb.com
Narbar-123 - Sceenshot Competition - Moddb.com
CDR_Ieuan - Voyger nuked - Moddb.com

If you use the "screenshot" button in EAW, the folder is located...
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XP
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Application Data\Petroglyph\Empire At War - Forces of Corruption\ScreenShots
VISTA (thanks to Wordsmith Vithar)

C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Saved Games\Petroglyph\Empire At War - Forces of Corruption\ScreenShotsThis seems like a good path to the ingame screens on vista.
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Screenshots will be in .tga format, so you'll need something like GIMP (free download from Gimp.org ) or Photoshop to open, view and/or convert to .jpg or something else. Not very reliable, files seem to only work with Photoshop. :S

Thanks again Scarecrow


HOW TO SCREEN CAPTURE (without Photoshop or GIMP)
Step 1) Ingame press the "Print Screen" button normally found above the "Insert" button
Step 2) Open paint or another similar program and then go to "edit" then "paste"
Step 3) Save and upload the image
Step 4) Post a link in the comment section for me lol

Spino

PS The hero news wil still be updated as i go so keep an eye o nthat if u want to view progress

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

Just curious, but will there be a new release sometime soon?

Also something I thought to note about the mod, it seems that there is an issue with one of the Star Trek ships (not sure which); it seems that destroying/damaging one of it's hard points (in Galactic Conquest) seems to cause a crash to desktop.

Not sure if you know about that.

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

odd, i havn't had that issue, if u find out which one tell me and ill look into it, thanks
as for a release, its coming, ive only got a small amount to go, thats y ive started this contest lol

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

Sweet, I'll go and check on the ship, it only seems to be in Galactic Conquest, though, so it's probably a ship unique to that mode...

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

It turns out getting your game to crash intentionally is harder than I first thought.

Anyways, it didn't crash, so I think it might've been an install issue.

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

ironic isn't it lol. I had an issue with it crashing, and i repeated everything i did 50 itmes with no crash, then it crashed again for reason 5 mins alter lol

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

Heh. Who knows, eh? I'll test again tomorrow see if it happens.

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1234boo75
1234boo75

i have a pic for the contest

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1234boo75
1234boo75

are there any other entreys yet

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

nope lol, as i get them ill link them like i did ur one lol

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1234boo75
1234boo75

ok im gona see if i can get anothe pic lol

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1234boo75
1234boo75

got another lol

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1234boo75
1234boo75

mabye a 3rd

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

ill give u a hint for better images, select one of the 304s, press C and ull be albe to focus ths shot a bit better and itll remove all the pesky fighter icons as well lol

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1234boo75
1234boo75

thanks

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1234boo75
1234boo75

lol 2 new ones using the c button thanks

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

well ull have to choose ur fav for me to link to lol, after all its one entry per person lol

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1234boo75
1234boo75

ok the one called X_304 fleet lol

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

cool, well keep going, if u want u can change ur fav later, jsut comment it here lol

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

I have no idea where the game saves screens...Can someone help me please?

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

lol, it doesn't, u press print screen, then u open paint and go to paste and then save it as a JPG (this is all in the news...)

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

Huh...how odd. It has a screen shot function, as well...

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

it does? lmao, i have used this for ages and i never knew that lmao

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

I just looked at the hotkeys, turns out that F12 is used to take screens. Don't know where it saves 'em though, if it does...

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

Turns out that my game crashed today while seeking out screens. I was attacking ST's Earth as Star Wars when it crashed...

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

whats your version?

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SCΛRECROW
SCΛRECROW

@Spinobreaker: No problem.

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

i would post a pic but it woudnt be fair because im a beta tester and men he did a great job!
you guys have no idea, will be woth the waiting i promisses you guys this

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Wordsmith_Vithar
Wordsmith_Vithar

Indeed, part of why I haven't posted. For the records, I'm Vithar Maiko over there.

Indeed, it is amazing.

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

just post them anyway, give them a hint as to whats coming lol

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1234boo75
1234boo75

ill bet you ill lose

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

well im considering adding all entries into the background pack im working on, 20 SFAW backgrounds, so i need all entries to upload there images as a RAR file into somewhere and PM me the link so i can tag them with SFAW and the site addy...
this way everyone wins lol

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1234boo75
1234boo75

question how i sorta had a new pc and lost all my images lol still on hear thats it though

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Spinobreaker Author
Spinobreaker

fair enough ill do what i can

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