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Offline thedarkestcolors

Re: The AC2 Wiki
« Reply #285 on: April 29, 2016, 12:43:32 AM »
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  • Did some changes.. Not really happy with it, but sleep is calling..

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #286 on: April 29, 2016, 01:23:26 AM »
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  • Playing with the angle of the striped gradient produces some interesting results. E.g. 0 (less "disturbed") and 3 degrees (more "disturbed").

    The datalinks and news section could need something to be done to them. Just not so sure what.

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #287 on: April 29, 2016, 02:26:43 AM »
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  • My.  The difference is striking.

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    « Reply #288 on: April 29, 2016, 09:44:11 AM »
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  • Good job on the new style :)

    I think the links in the boxes headers are probably a bit too easy to miss, though.

    Will help out more when I have some downtime...

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #289 on: April 29, 2016, 03:03:20 PM »
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  • Draz, it hits me that I don't think anyone has every done anything with The Planetary Datalinks subforum threads on the wiki, and someone should - they're dictionary entries, and I count 32 very short threads -w/o replies- defining SMACX jargon and common abbreviations.  Either they could be compiled alphabetized into a SMACX dictionary/terminology page, or -and I think this has more long-term wiki potential- 32 stubs (where there isn't a relevant page already) in a SMACX dictionary category.  Stubs might grow on us, and there'd at least be a brief entry, then, for each.

    A lot of them quote Kelly Magnum's site, which is no longer with us, alas, so the backlinks would need to go.  I hid the forum in a reorganization to save space, but I'm not aware of ete getting around to doing something with all that stuff.  I believe I will temporarily move it here as a visible sub of Council Room in hopes one of our guys who've been so helpful lately will take action...

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #290 on: April 30, 2016, 04:24:01 AM »
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  • Wow; I'm impressed with the new main page. It's purty!

    A small change, but a huge improvement :)

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #291 on: April 30, 2016, 08:05:27 PM »
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  • ...I'm thinking about this dark theme for the wiki stuff; have a look at the Front Page of the forum - that's the Firaxis AC Old School theme, a look based on the Official Firaxis AC pages we rescued when they were taken down and mirror.  It would be a.) resonant for the old-timers familiar with that site, and b.) I just like the look.  See also the SMAC theme for an alternative dark design.  Both are easy to check with the box at the bottom of the right sidebar.

    I have no particular love of dark themes - but something based on the look of the game or the old Firaxis AC pages, would really suit, and get away from the generic wiki look.  -I can totally do some custom alterations to banners/art/buttons/etc. if anyone has a good idea...

    On a related note, my Custom Factions pages are done in the same Firaxis pages look, and full of resources we host - I prefer linking the page two iterations of the art-modding tutorials in Articles, 'cause that's directly part of the forum, and the page three art modding pre-done goodie files all link back to Downloads anyway, but just pointing out the pages are there, because resources.  (I keep meeting new people interested in custom factions who've been aware of those pages forever; it does very well for googling "custom factions" without even mentioning SMACX.)

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #292 on: May 01, 2016, 07:21:26 PM »
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  • On another topic, photalysis, your formula for eco damage is not equivalent with the old one on the talk page.

    I don't know if the old one was right, anyway. If it came from one of the exe modders it's probably legit, otherwise I'd be skeptical.

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #293 on: May 03, 2016, 01:48:44 AM »
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  • Complete rewrite of Modding page: http://alphacentauri2.info/wiki/Modding

    Including a brief history of the .EXE editing project.

    I think we should consider changing the four big boxes on the home page to be big button links (or titles with category listing, maybe) to four high quality articles:

    Modding
    Strategy
    Installation
    Datalinks (note on stacking and other mechanics notes should move into there somewhere)

    These articles serve as entry points to the rest of the content of the wiki and can be the heads of their own categories.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #294 on: May 03, 2016, 01:58:19 AM »
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  • That sounds good...

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    Re: The AC2 Wiki
    « Reply #295 on: May 22, 2016, 09:32:39 PM »
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  • ete?  Take a look around the wiki while you're around?

     

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