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Jmaster3265
09-11-2005, 11:53 PM
To everyone who had questions and concerns regarding the games scale. Here is a question answered by someone who works on this game.

"In the E3 video, the scales look all wrong, and things were happening way to fast
The EaW that was shown at E3 was spcificly designed for E3. Ships were bigger for viewers, and battles accelerated so the viewer could get a basic showing of everything in the game. If u have seen earlier screenshots, u can see that the scales are far better."

general ackbar
09-12-2005, 05:30 PM
awsome, thats the only thing i was really worried about.


who answered this btw?

popcorn2008
09-12-2005, 05:34 PM
Yeah, where did you find this at?

general ackbar
09-12-2005, 11:24 PM
any link or proof yet?

Jmaster3265
09-13-2005, 07:26 PM
Idk i forgot, sorry i saved this message on word after i found it out..sorry...

p.s why? don't beleive me? :firemad:

general ackbar
09-13-2005, 07:33 PM
idk.....

ive tend to not be very trustfull of most people

(im a police officer)

Jmaster3265
09-13-2005, 08:06 PM
a police officer? umm...how old are you.....

general ackbar
09-13-2005, 11:06 PM
im 18 (community service officer soon) so im not like a FULL cop yet, going to school to be one though.


but anyways! i hope you are right on the scale thing and not making it up. i doubt you are, you seem like a nice stormtrooper :toilet1:

DarthMaulUK
09-14-2005, 08:16 AM
Something I picked up from an interview over at Gamespot
GS = Gamespot JB = Joe Bostic

GS: One thing we're wondering about is whether the units are rendered to scale in the game. For example, did you modify unit sizes so that certain units look larger or smaller on the battlefield than they should to make them more clearly visible, or did you go for a 1:1 scale? It seems like space battles aren't to scale, since the fighters looked considerably larger than their counterparts in the movies.

JB: The sizes of units have been adjusted to lessen the extremes for visibility reasons. We are still adjusting sizes of some units, but they will be similar to that shown at E3. The game has almost every aspect controllable through text data files, so changing the scale is possible for the more adventurous technical players

DMUK

Sithmaster_821
09-14-2005, 09:08 AM
I don't mind the scale issue. Ill go for clearly visible fighters over Star Wars correctness any day. Gameplay>Realism.

popcorn2008
09-14-2005, 10:36 AM
Scale is one thing I dont like being missed up. I hope they make it better.

Garbageben
09-14-2005, 11:19 AM
Dude you can fix the scale to your own liking: "The game has almost every aspect controllable through text data files, so changing the scale is possible for the more adventurous technical players"

popcorn2008
09-14-2005, 03:04 PM
Yeah I guess it's time I dig up that old book on how to use XML.... lol no It looks okay, I just hope they tweak it a little better, which apparently they say they will. Eversince the day I zoomed in on some units from C&C Generals and noticed the men were bigger than the tanks I've been super picky on scale.

FroZticles
09-14-2005, 09:50 PM
gameplay>realism

lukeiamyourdad
09-14-2005, 11:49 PM
gameplay>realism

*quoted for enphasis

Seriously, does it really matter that much? As long as AT-ATs are big enough, I'm happy.

Jan Gaarni
09-15-2005, 03:25 AM
Hear hear. As long as they are big enough. :)

But if the troops are half the AT-AT's size, it's pushing the treshold. :D

DK_Viceroy
09-15-2005, 11:42 AM
Don't forget Scale in Space, I do not want to see a Star Destroyer the size of a planet nor a Star Destroyer that's bigger than the Death Star.

popcorn2008
09-15-2005, 03:51 PM
Don't forget Scale in Space, I do not want to see a Star Destroyer the size of a planet nor a Star Destroyer that's bigger than the Death Star.
Now this is quoted for emphasis.... I agree 100%

general ackbar
09-15-2005, 10:01 PM
wooot good news.

i like my things to scale honestly. more of a star wars feel when you dont have jumbo x wings pwning everything

Jmaster3265
09-15-2005, 10:04 PM
*quoted for enphasis

Seriously, does it really matter that much? As long as AT-ATs are big enough, I'm happy.


Maybe it matters to him lukeiamyourdad....everyone has a right to their opinion...keep yours to yourself if you'll make a post like that...:mad:

lukeiamyourdad
09-15-2005, 10:10 PM
Don't look for "anger" or "hate" where there is none.

Tune down your anti-agressive posting paranoid radar.

Jmaster3265
09-15-2005, 10:11 PM
huh? lol right....that made no sense i am not mad...and heh no need for a spam post.. ;)

lukeiamyourdad
09-15-2005, 10:15 PM
I'm sorry, you're the one who spammed and accused me of disrespecting another forum member.

I'm entitled to defend myself against baseless accusations.

Jmaster3265
09-15-2005, 10:19 PM
accused? I only said he has his right to his opinion and so do you...could you stop trying to make a arguement and continuing to spam this forum, i will no longer reply to this particular topic.

FroZticles
09-15-2005, 10:39 PM
Search your feelings you must :ears1:

lukeiamyourdad
09-15-2005, 10:40 PM
Could a mod come in here and clean this mess up? Please?

Jan Gaarni
09-16-2005, 03:16 AM
Why clean it up?

Just stop arguing. :rolleyes:

But all right then.

J, I see nothing wrong about Luke's post. All he was saying, does it really matter that much if the game isn't accuratly scaled in the end?
To this date, I don't know of any Star Wars game that has gotten the scaling right (that includes X-Wing: Alliance, though it's the closest one), and this game will be no different I'm sure. And do we really want the game to be to scale? If they were to scale it propperly, TIE's, X-Wings, and other fighter crafts would be just small black dots buzzing around most of the time.

And that's the end of that.
Resident Mod has spoken.
Heed my words. :)

FroZticles
09-16-2005, 11:20 AM
Anyone notice that the rancor was almost as big as an AT-AT :dev7:

starmark2k
09-16-2005, 11:37 AM
As long as the scale isn't completely ridiculous like a rebel soldier in the same size as an AT-AT or bigger, i think it should be fine because as people have said Gameplay is more important than scale.

In Space it is always hard to get scale right as if you did it would compromise on game play. Many games shrink the size of planets so they don't take up to much of space. infact the only game that i know of which has gotten the size of planets right is EVE Online (An MMO) and in that you could fly strait through the planet as they weren't solid which allowed them to take up less memory on the hard drive.

Cpt. Bannon
09-16-2005, 12:03 PM
Scaling them up is good and all, but I, for one, am certainly going to try playing with the scale to get it right. If I can select via area or hotkeyed groups, I'd love to have "little black dots buzzing around."

popcorn2008
09-16-2005, 04:27 PM
The ground scales is okay from what I see, really im worried about space. Just as long as it looks slightly real im cool.

Jmaster3265
09-16-2005, 06:43 PM
lol luke is a boy? and back on topic this post IS answering the scale questions. So yet why are some ppl in this thread talking about the scale and the ridiculous sizes etc.

popcorn2008
09-16-2005, 07:04 PM
I dont know lol, from the pic and "dutch goddess" I thought girl, but I could be wrong. Sorry in advance if i am. lol.

lukeiamyourdad
09-16-2005, 07:50 PM
But I could be a Dutch Goddess. I only need to be dutch, female and hot. Oh wait, I'm already hot :D

Jmaster3265
09-17-2005, 01:43 AM
umm...right...so you are a girl? anyways back on topic once again this post IS answering the scale questions. So yet why are some ppl in this thread talking about the scale and the ridiculous sizes etc.

popcorn2008
09-17-2005, 02:34 PM
Haha sorry luke

anyways back on topic once again this post IS answering the scale questions. So yet why are some ppl in this thread talking about the scale and the ridiculous sizes etc.
People are discussing the scale just because we all love debating and saying what we think lol. Just because we know they are fixing the scale, we still dont know as to how they will fix it.

Cheech Marin
09-18-2005, 12:36 PM
I just hope it won't be like Homeworld 2 where a fighter is about the size of the bridge of a carrier.

Jan Gaarni
09-18-2005, 06:05 PM
If it's anything like Warlords (to HomeWorld 2), I'm going to be very satisfied. :)