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Xanathon's Main Viewer (as seen on Star Trek) - reconfigurable!

by xanathon Posted 28th Mar 2006 at 9:07 PM - Updated 28th Mar 2006 at 10:19 PM by xanathon
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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I've made some objects to build your own starship, but one of the features missing until now was of course the main viewscreen that dominates lots of spacegoing vessels not only those of the Trek-universe.

Well here is one, but this is not just a simple oversized picture. You can switch between seven different space vistas (okay, six space vistas and one tactical display to be precise) via pie-menu.

In the screenshots you see five of the possible displays, the other two are not shown and are a special surprise for you. :D

Mesh and red and blue planet textures are by me, I used others I've had in my picture collection, so I'm afraid I cannot give proper credits for the jumpgate. The UFP-symbol and the tactical display are again from the great site The one surprise-picture with... ahem... moon and earth is from, the other should be quite obvious and once was a wallpaper.

You can find this in the catalogue under decoratives - misc.

I guess some will ask, so: Yes, it would be possible to build a television like this, but as we are limited to a movie size of 150 by 150 pixels, those movies would be pixelated (as you can see if you take a look at some of the oversized televisions available here on MTS2).

My gratitude goes to Numenor, who helped me in getting the grasp on TXMT-changes again. I did those in my stargate and the reconfigurable Trek-console, but had forgotten how to do it. As a surplus I've learned a thing or two in the process... :D

Be careful: These viewscreens tend to give scrambled images in the vicinity of space-time-anomalies or directly after enemy fire. :D

Have fun!

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#2 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 9:13 PM
Eee My Favorite!!!!

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28th Mar 2006 at 9:39 PM
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#3 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 9:44 PM
This is great!

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#4 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 9:55 PM
ooh ooh ooh ahhhh!!!!. Nerdgasm, oh yah was it good for you?

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#5 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 10:06 PM
INCREDIBLE! You really are making awesome stuff doll. love it

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#6 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 10:13 PM
Looks really great! Even if i can't tell you the difference between the various enterprise etc. stuff, i like it :D


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#7 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 10:31 PM
This was awesome! Very cool! I love all your stuff and have my own little folder with just your stuff! Yippie!

Just because you can do it? Should you? Hell yes!
Test Subject
#8 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 10:32 PM
That is cool, gives me an idea for different scenes, ie, Total Recall,
where Arnie's wife is sitting by a mountainside lake.

This would be great for space styled lots or lots with no room for windows.
Test Subject
#9 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 11:54 PM
Hey Mr. X.
I didn't know sofar that the fedaration needed JUMPGATES to move their ships - i thought warp drive is on board - or is that an attack from another "dimension".
Airen :sci:
Are you gonna do some Bab5 stuff?
Or even new BSG (VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER - VIPER) THIs IS NO REQUEST or anything similar just my two cents :salute:

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#10 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 12:14 AM
Love it! Thank you
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#11 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 12:37 AM
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.

You do such a great job with your work, and really put your all into it. It really shows. I love it! And so Universal too!

Great work!

~ Syn
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#12 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 12:54 AM
Will you marry me?

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#13 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 1:18 AM
Cheers once again Xanathon !
now I can do away with the large TV as a view screen and put a real one up!
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#14 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 2:09 AM
This is fabulous!!! My Trek Sims thank you!!! :D
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#15 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 10:12 AM
Though I'm not much of a Trekkie now (I was in one point), but this thing surely brings back some great feelings! Thank you, all your stuff is awesome!

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#16 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 6:13 PM
About the tv thing, could it be like having the small 150x150 frame as a Picture in Picture in this screen?
#17 Old 29th Mar 2006 at 6:49 PM
There is great, more StarTrek. Teleporter can instead of stairs. I salute.
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#18 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 2:54 AM
Ah-h! Pur-r-fect, once again!!!


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#19 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 5:23 PM
Really great, but could you add a recolourable version to make custom screen images?
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#20 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 6:06 PM
No, I can't. The possibility to recolor gets lost in the process to enable TXMT-switching, or so it seems at the moment. I've discussed this with Numenor and he had ideas about it. Maybe some day it will be possible to recolor this, but not atm, I fear.

If you want to change the images, you can always open the package in SimPE and change them. You need pictures the size of 512 by 256 pixels.

Or you could clone it and add your own pictures. I advise to do this for personal use only... If we get the recoloring working it would be not so good to have lots of clones unneccessary using GUIDs from the GUID-database...

happy simming,

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#21 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 7:40 PM
I more thought about a different version like in your high console.
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#22 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 8:18 PM
Great, I love it!
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#23 Old 4th Apr 2006 at 6:21 AM
would it be possible to do a star wars version of this? i know other star wars fans like me who want to make their own star destroyer.
#24 Old 4th Apr 2006 at 8:12 AM
Once again a great download by Xanathon. Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#25 Old 6th Apr 2006 at 9:40 AM
Just what I needed for my space ship. Thank you !

Perfect !...
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