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Kyle Katarn
08-05-2001, 01:25 PM
Hi

I'm new to the forums, I was looking around at some of the pictures and i found these two screen shots. If you look at the mini-map they are on the same map, and it appears that 4 different tile-sets(desert, snow, space, and grassland) are all on the same map. Does anybody else know anything about this? Are all the maps like this or just some?

Here they are http://www.galacticbattles.com/multimedia/screenshots/14.jpg(grassland)
http://www.galacticbattles.com/multimedia/screenshots/15.jpg(space)

P.S. I really love the idea of being able to go from ground to space on one map I was just wondering how it was going to be done.

Darth_Rommel
08-05-2001, 01:57 PM
I think the different terrains are supposed to be different planets- I'm not sure though :eek:

Compa_Mighty
08-05-2001, 02:13 PM
I think it tried to feature different planets, cause in that screenshot, there are rebel fighters in space.

darthfergie
08-05-2001, 02:17 PM
Yes I saw that screenshot earlier. It must mean that this is what they were talking about when they said you could tranfer from ground to space.:trooper: ----- :deathii:

Tie Guy
08-05-2001, 02:35 PM
Hi kyle.

As for the map, i guess that they didn't bother to change that for that shot. It may be like that in the gam, or they may have changed it. Keep in mind that they manufactured those shots, not actually played them, so they might have made a mistake. I quess we won't know till it comes out.

Paragon_Leon
08-05-2001, 05:10 PM
That particular screenshot looks like a mega-map with four plateau's in space, and each plateau serving as a planet with it's own terrain. That's probably how they handle it..

darthfergie
08-05-2001, 05:17 PM
Here is somethying I found in Lucasarts chat transcript...

Ionfizzle: WIll there be space -to-planet transitions during planetary assaults as you land your troops?

Garry Gaber: Not exactly - all transitions stay in the normal view.

Tie Guy
08-05-2001, 05:30 PM
Oh, so that's what he meant by that. I was wondering when i first read that.

Let me get this straight. You can't call down or move down to a planet from space, or vice versa. However, there are half space, half terrain levels, in which the transitions he was talking about take place. You just go across into space like normal, but it's not from a planet to space, its from a platform to space to platform.

Oh, it all makes sense now.

Kvan
08-05-2001, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by Tie Guy
Oh, so that's what he meant by that. I was wondering when i first read that.

Let me get this straight. You can't call down or move down to a planet from space, or vice versa. However, there are half space, half terrain levels, in which the transitions he was talking about take place. You just go across into space like normal, but it's not from a planet to space, its from a platform to space to platform.

Oh, it all makes sense now.
Huh? I'm confused

Tie Guy
08-05-2001, 05:57 PM
I never realized what Gaber meant when he answer that question until right then. I mean, comon i went to great lengths to explain it to ya. What more do you want? :D

darthfergie
08-05-2001, 06:00 PM
Yeah it took me a little while too.:D

Compa_Mighty
08-06-2001, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by Kvan

Huh? I'm confused

What this means, is that you won't see how ships take-off, go through the sky, and then into space.

You will just go to space, as if it was water in AoK.

darthfergie
08-06-2001, 08:50 AM
Maybe... They may have some kind of wierd void separating the two land types just look at this shot there are barriers on the wall and this is also the infamous super mini map shot...
http://www.galacticbattles.com/multimedia/screenshots/15.jpg

Tie Guy
08-06-2001, 06:38 PM
Ahh, yes, the one mpa that has four different planet's terrains all seperated by space. That should be very interesting to play. no?

Darth_Rommel
08-06-2001, 09:29 PM
Yeah, that sounds (and looks) incredibly fun, I think they are supposed to represent different planets

Tie Guy
08-06-2001, 10:46 PM
Uh.....yeah, we've already established that. :D (j/k rommy)

The one thing that i don't like about it is that you have to carry your troops in transports tto attack, and i find that really annoying.

Darth_Rommel
08-07-2001, 12:24 AM
I'm just restating it, so everyone knows :D (actually I thought I had a radically new idea there)

darthfergie
08-07-2001, 09:36 AM
I bet the only way to get from ground to space is transport (flying) That would be a very different aspect of the game...

Worf
08-13-2001, 09:16 AM
What worries me is the edge of those planets, how will they handle it?

The edge of the platforms are made of metal, like in Starcraft, but they cant make the edges of planets like that?

I guess if their doing a Bespin map they will have some kind of sky tileset. Lets hope they do and thats what is used.

Worf