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About Uploading Level Images
- ... to show the interested user what to expect loading this mod. also added creatures and other visible stuff. but of course, if you do prefer to showcase the current state of development I'm delighted to redo everything.
- But in general it might be an interesting idea to also add a "behind the scenes" section where to show construction details, the "breadboard stage" and stuff like this... what do you think? - Nisaba (talk) 08:05, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
- I've always liked to sue the level borders in my maps, I feel they're a vital part of how levels are put together. That aside, wouldn't it be better to do some maps of mods that don't have any uploaded yet? There's a lot of them. I tried to do some but ran out of time. - Levellass (talk) 11:23, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
- Fair point. But do you prefer an Abiathar look, meaning with non of those creature-sprites implemented? or a combination of borders + sprites?
- I'm sure you've noticed that I'm about to upload all those missing level map, sprite and item images?! but having some trouble using the GalaxyView's .ini with mods like Keen 10: Mirror Menace, Intelligent Intellect or Keen Valo, it might take some time to finish this project. - Nisaba (talk) 11:43, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
- I've always preferred TED5's Infoplane sprites since these are more informative to me than just sprite images; some plane values have no images (The [B] blocks say.) and the difficulty numbers add further. To me the TED5 look is how Keen levels were meant to be viewed outside the game. If you're planning a full upload of stuff good luck to you, and remember the 'pages with broken file links' category. - Levellass (talk)
- Again, looking at the technical approach of your projects (e.g. Kube or Pak Een) it does make sense to show the technical aspects in those images as well. But I do strongly opine not to make this a general rule. In fact overlooking all those yet uploaded levelmaps, I get the impression that most uploads (>90%) stay with a visual and not so much with a development style. And this does make sense to me, cause people with the ambition of digging into mods for further details do self-evidently take the long way of extracting everything and getting on this way in touch with the real/actual layout, design, planning, patching, manipulating and modding stages. And this in a much more satisfying way than the wiki could just provide, because concerning all this the wiki is only a first overview, isn't it?!
- Talking about uploading stuff; I know this is an ambitious goal but I guess this is the way I can contribute to the community the most. 500-odd images alone uploaded since registered an wiki account should indicate the seriousness of this project... - Nisaba
- Indeed, this is why I uploaded my mod's level images myself, as an exception to the usual pattern. (You'll notice most of my other work has focused on Vorticon mods which are displayed using the relevant sprites, as are most Galaxy mod images.) This, and especially the more technical mod I have in the works now work better, IMKO, 'technically' rather than 'aesthetically'.
- Your uploading effort is a welcome one, I myself constructed nearly all of the patch pages on this wiki for a similar reason. - Levellass (talk) 09:10, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
- Maps just got reverted. Case closed. - Nisaba (talk) 10:09, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Hey I just noticed you changed the URL for the PCKF but https://pckf.com just redirects in an endless loop for me, and ends up on Andy Durdin's server saying the forum will be down for a few hours, but it's been saying this for a day now. Is that correct? -- Malvineous (talk) 22:55, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
- Hey, the pckf.com domain situation changed. Apparently VitaminZach did at some point along the line get the name servers updated. this means that Fleexy now controls the display of pckf.com. He 302/301 all pckf.rigeltechnical.com URLs to pckf.com.
- As things are going well on my end, I'd suggest to maybe try flushing your DNS cache?
- -- Nisaba (talk) 06:41, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks for the info. Upon investigation, it looks like the domain might be misconfigured, two of the nameservers are returning the wrong IPs:
$ whois pckf.com Domain Name: PCKF.COM ... Name Server: DNS1.NAMECHEAPHOSTING.COM Name Server: DNS2.NAMECHEAPHOSTING.COM Name Server: NS1.AFRAID.ORG Name Server: NS2.AFRAID.ORG $ dig +nocmd +noall +answer @dns1.namecheaphosting.com pckf.com pckf.com. 1200 IN A 220.127.116.11 $ dig +nocmd +noall +answer @dns2.namecheaphosting.com pckf.com pckf.com. 1200 IN A 18.104.22.168 $ dig +nocmd +noall +answer @ns1.afraid.org pckf.com pckf.com. 3600 IN A 22.214.171.124 $ dig +nocmd +noall +answer @ns2.afraid.org pckf.com pckf.com. 3600 IN A 126.96.36.199
- mmhhh... thanks for the info. I mirrored our conversation over here pckf.com Welcome to the migrated PCKF! and informed Fleexy about all that. I'll get back to you as soon as I have news for you.
- -- Nisaba (talk) 09:04, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
- EDIT: I'm quoting Fleexy with some updated news:
- Ah, it looks like the two old nameservers are still there, so sometimes clients will ask the old (wrong) ones, and sometimes they'll ask the new ones, which will give the correct answer. Fortunately, we're still in the 302 phase, so I just disabled the redirect for now and will contact VitaminZach to get the DNS fully ironed out. The PCKF is once again accessible at pckf.rigeltechnical.com; pckf.com might also work if you're lucky.