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
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...
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Application Data\Petroglyph\Empire At War - Forces of Corruption\ScreenShots
VISTA (thanks to Wordsmith Vithar)
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
PS The hero news wil still be updated as i go so keep an eye o nthat if u want to view progress