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Old February 24 2012, 06:20 PM   #16
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Re: Yourself in Star Trek Online?

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Holy Shit, your graphic settings are impressiv.
Gee, thanks! That said, in the interests of full disclosure, I did whack all the graphics settings up to full, to the point where my PC ground to a halt almost entirely. Fine for screenshots, but terrible for gameplay, where it takes a good hour to walk around a room due to the lag...

...at least, until recently - I don't know what Cryptic's done, but since returning to the game this year, I can turn everything up, and it all work perfectly. Haven't needed to set lighting to 'low' once - it's all really smooth, even in combat or crowded social zones.
Not bad, considering that officially, STO shouldn't work on my machine at all - because apparently, my graphics card isn't up to spec...

Seeing as that 'photo' is almost a year old (yikes! ), here's a more recent shot - making good use of the SPIFFY new Defiant interior:







In a word: YUM.



(...by which I'm referring to the interior, not my XO - minds out of the gutter, people!)
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Old February 24 2012, 06:23 PM   #17
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Re: Yourself in Star Trek Online?

you're the second person i've spoken to who said the game has actually got 'faster' with regards to graphics settings...

strange... if anything, i've noticed the graphics have actually gone down in the last few weeks in regards to quality... i've got everything ramped up to full, the entire spectrum of options literally, and i swear the game looked better a few weeks ago than it does now

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Old February 26 2012, 09:21 AM   #18
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Re: Yourself in Star Trek Online?

Could it be that Cryptic has downgraded the graphics so they look uglier to top end video card users, but allow more video cards to play in high settings?

I know that one of the things that pissed me most was discovering that the texture of my Star Cruiser had gone from almost black to a dull grey that annoys me to the point of avoiding using the ship as much as I can. Instead I use the Odissey, which compared to the SC look is "meh" at most.
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Old February 27 2012, 10:00 AM   #19
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Something has happened because the graphics now look better on my laptop.

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Old February 27 2012, 01:59 PM   #20
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I'm thinking of trying out the DX11 settings to see if I can get a better screen shot out of it. There's also a command you can use to make screen shots render at double or tripple your current resolution (you can do higher, but it's not recommended).
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Old February 27 2012, 02:14 PM   #21
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Well this was taken using the DX11 settings...



Every graphics setting at full aside from 'bloom', which i always have at 0% because it pisses me off lol

native resolution of 1920 x 1080... i have been tempted to see how ST would play in windowed stretched over 2 monitors, but don't fancy having my main character split down the middle lmao....

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Old March 4 2012, 02:12 AM   #22
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How did you get it to DX11? Did i miss something in the graphic settings?

Oh and, I look nothing like me in STO, and I don't have any more federation slots. I can fix a KDF officer that looks like me tomorrow, just for the fun it. In the meantime, this is my character:



I just realized you can't tell from that pic, but she's a Trill.

And here's my ship




Gotta say though, I've never understood the whole thing of looking like yourself in a RPG though. Don't I play the game to pretend I'm not in my normal world? And why not have something nice to look at in the meantime, hence why I almost always play as a female character.
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Old March 6 2012, 02:20 AM   #23
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Here is Vice Admiral William Vaughn (looks kinda like me) of the USS Satyr:


Here he is with his fiance and XO Commander Kristin "Danger" Nelson:


And the Satyr herself NX-91007:
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Old March 6 2012, 03:05 AM   #24
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How did you get it to DX11? Did i miss something in the graphic settings?
The option is under the troubleshooting section. You have to change the video card option--there should be a pull down with your card listed twice: one with dx9 and one with dx11 (beta).
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Old March 7 2012, 10:51 PM   #25
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Okay, fixed it as an edit of one of my officers. This is about as close as I can get.



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Old March 8 2012, 09:55 AM   #26
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I'm thinking of trying out the DX11 settings to see if I can get a better screen shot out of it. There's also a command you can use to make screen shots render at double or tripple your current resolution (you can do higher, but it's not recommended).
What's the command? Thanks

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Old March 8 2012, 12:32 PM   #27
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I'm thinking of trying out the DX11 settings to see if I can get a better screen shot out of it. There's also a command you can use to make screen shots render at double or tripple your current resolution (you can do higher, but it's not recommended).
What's the command? Thanks

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/renderscale 2 or /renderscale 3

I've tried both and /renderscale 3 nearly crashed the game completely.


Here's my main toon Jonozia Lex, who bears more than a passing resemblance to me, with his wife Sara Parker on the bridge of the USS Argus.
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Old March 8 2012, 02:55 PM   #28
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Appreciate the info. Does "/renderscale" effect normal play or just when you punch Print Scn?

Btw, whatever happened to the restrictions against fraternization in the military? I see you all guys having relationships with your crewmembers. I transferred my first officer when she got a little too friendly. ;-) Have to maintain crew discipline and morale. Hey, crew morale is a variable that would be cool to have in the game.

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Old March 8 2012, 03:44 PM   #29
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Appreciate the info. Does "/renderscale" effect normal play or just when you punch Print Scn?
It effects the normal play too, so I tend to switch it on to do a screen grab and then switch it off again.

BTW you can also do decimals, so /renderscale 2.5 is valid (or /renderscale .5 if you need to reduce the quality because the game is running slow)

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Btw, whatever happened to the restrictions against fraternization in the military? I see you all guys having relationships with your crewmembers. I transferred my first officer when she got a little too friendly. ;-) Have to maintain crew discipline and morale. Hey, crew morale is a variable that would be cool to have in the game.
Lex and Parker's relationship predates his command of the Argus by several years, going all the way back to the Academy. They married while serving on the USS London and initially they weren't serving together on the Argus.

More info:
http://ussargus.com/fiction/TrialByFire/index.htm

http://stexpanded.wikia.com/wiki/Jonozia_Lex
http://stexpanded.wikia.com/wiki/Sara_Parker
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Old March 8 2012, 05:43 PM   #30
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Btw, whatever happened to the restrictions against fraternization in the military? I see you all guys having relationships with your crewmembers. I transferred my first officer when she got a little too friendly. ;-) Have to maintain crew discipline and morale. Hey, crew morale is a variable that would be cool to have in the game.
I have no such excuse. She was a direct suborninate and hot.

Also: Romulan Ale is a powerful beverage.
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