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Exhaust Pictures

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Post Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:06 pm

Exhaust Pictures

I couldn't find this under any searches, but then again the search engine does suck to a degree, but I am looking for a list of pictures that tells and shows what each exhaust effect is for each type of engine. Anyone know of anything like this?

Everything is nothing, but nothing is not everything.

Edited by - alfa_astrix on 6/7/2007 8:51:15 AM

Post Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:52 am

So no help here?

Post Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:17 am

nope doesn't exist

there are five or so engine fx (not a lot actually), and lots of sizes for each - liberty engines, kusari, rheinland, corsair, junker, etc - it's not really something you need a picture to preview, as all the engine effects are in use -somewhere- and one merely has to match the memory to the ship & engine arch

Post Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:14 am

There is a Mod called Engine Shop Freelancer Mod by OuterStar that has a picture of the colors if that helps


Post Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:06 am

.... as stated above: there are only some basic engine fx.

But you can (mis)use weapon effects to create your own effects:

Done like that:
in weapons_ale.ini (weapons_ale.ini is correct)
- VisEffect -
nickname = wts_engine21_proj
alchemy = fx\weapons\rh_plasma_04.ale
effect_crc = -73976642
textures = fx\planetflare.txm
textures = fx\sarma.txm
textures = fx\standardeffects.txm
textures = fx\miningship.txm
textures = fx\hexagon.txm
and in effects.ini
nickname = wts_engine21_proj
effect_type = EFT_WEAPON_PROJ
vis_effect = wts_engine21_proj

Post Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:12 pm

thanks, all that helps. Especially the gun effect thing

Post Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:30 pm


You know, I never thought of using non-engine effects as, well, engine effects. Brilliant. =D

Post Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:29 am

What's the size of this ship though? I don't know, but it seems rather small... Most weapon effects seem too small to fit in vanilla engine exhausts.

But on that ship, some of those "engine fx" look VERY neat.

Post Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:12 pm

is it possible to combine effects?

Post Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:42 pm

Yes it is possible but you might get a bad looking effect. I do it all the time with weapons. It just takes time however getting it to look right so be prepared to spend time on one weapon or engine, w/e.

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