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Best of SkinCity Community SkinPack

Discussion in 'General and Off Topic' started by Maxx, Dec 29, 2005.

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What do you think of a Best of SkinCity Community Pack?

  1. :D:tup:

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  2. :con:

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. :tdown::zzz:

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    I just had a small idea: How about releasing a "Best of" Skinpack of our SkinCity Community?

    There are map compilations, mod compilations, voicepack compilations but I don`t know any great skin compilations (Community Bonus packs and Skinpacks by certains authors excluded ;))

    I think this would be great and would make things easier for ppl (re)installing UT2k4 (I`m not talking about the "Hi, I`m searching for warez or keygens to install my `borrowed` copy of UT2k4 and also want to ask for great mods/skins/tools"-guys......) having all great skins with a few mousecklicks.

    Maybe this pack should be in the "Essential Files" section too.

    What do you think? Is this a good or useless idea?
     
  2. Kronos1000

    Kronos1000 aka. Sandro the Lich

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    :tup: It's a very good idea! :D Finaly all the good skins and models in one skinpack!
     
  3. MacTom27

    MacTom27 ME2 Lover

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    Great idea ! Maax ! :):tup:

    But there is a lot of great work ( Rex, Slaughter, Klasnic, Hide,...)

    :eek: This skinpack will be a monster pack.:D
     
  4. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    Yap, definitaly nothing for 56k users ;) maybe it should be splitted in 2 parts?
     
  5. MacTom27

    MacTom27 ME2 Lover

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    Yes, or maybe 1 big pack and several packs (per model, for example).

    Even if I think the easier solution is one BIG pack :p
     
  6. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    Getting all great skins with one simple mouseclick would be cool :p but ok that would definitaly be a few hundretts of MB

    maybe a Best of Skinpack and a Best of Modelpack?
     
  7. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Mhhh , not a bad idea. But seriously i hate comunity packs, they are just a huge file to download and there's too much skins you might probably not like/ or want to keep it on your HD. Mainly also, just want to not have a 40 GB UT2004 Folder if you get me right.

    So yeah.... Vote = :con:
     
  8. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    That`s one of the probs of the CPs that`s right.

    In my case I don`t mind big files, I`ve got a good connection @ work and 2 very big HDs @ home :D
     
  9. SaD

    SaD Skincollecting Fanatic

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    Good idea MäxX , but the limit for me to upload will be something like 100 MB with my I-Net Connection (~ 5-6 hours). Everything else will be nearly impossible .:(
     
  10. Turret 49

    Turret 49 Doomer at heart

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  11. MacTom27

    MacTom27 ME2 Lover

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    Maax, I think the best way is to take only the ultimate work of each good skinner.
    But I know it's pretty difficult to choose sometime. :B
     
  12. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    like the ultimate collection by klas? sounds also good

    I`ll keep the 100 mb limit in mind for my future works :lol:
     
  13. -Tj-

    -Tj- New Member

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    I kind of like the idea.

    What if all the "best of" Skins included are retained within their own individual .zip files within the large .zip file? Also maybe with an HTML guide that'll help users decide which they'd want to install and which not to?

    I can see how this pack would end up being huge...
     
  14. MacTom27

    MacTom27 ME2 Lover

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    Yes, create an intelligent system of download or install is finally the best solution.
    Users have too many different tastes. :)
    It's not like a maps pack.

    SaD, another idea : you could create an archive or a page of all the "skins of the moment" (Sorry, if somebody already suggest this idea:mwink:)
     
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  15. daloonie

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    If this is done with a type of coding/assembling like this idea well I'm all for it ;)
    Just like your Dup Bots MaxX where you plan on making DL links for characters AFAIK?!

    Then for every skinner a pack will be created. Not by the skinner but the community? Hows about that one ay? The Community should vote for the best of the best of each skinner and then packs can be assembled and things can be coded.
     
  16. Continuum

    Continuum Lobotomistician

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    Thought 1:
    The program's database has a table (call it available packs or something) which should be kept fairly large to keep it neat. This table would have the link to d/l the pack, some info on the pack (maybe some screeenshots). Once you d/l the pack it is added to another table in the database (downloads or packs u have whatever...) and gives you the option to install / uninstall the entire pack. As new packs were created (unless people stop making good skins :D ) the available packs table could be updated to include these new packs (so you wouldn't have to d/l the entire program again)

    Thought 2:
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    I decided the first was better
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  17. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    Yap, this is one of the planned things. Hopefully I`ll find more good jugs and egypts that I can finish it ASAP and take care of that part
    Mercs are more than enough available :p

    This sounds like a great idea....wait...it is a great idea :D
     
  18. SaD

    SaD Skincollecting Fanatic

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    It´s on the "to do"-list already.I have no idea , when my coder gets some free time to code it .

    I really like this idea .
    A HTML-Guide with pics , so everyone can decide what to download.
    Or like MäxX ADSU-Program.This way nobody is forced to download skins he don´t want .
     
  19. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    This is planned to be there, let`s see how it develops :)
     
  20. UTGirl

    UTGirl Link(gun) Lady

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    The idea of such a pack is great, but I doubt that this could be handled well

    Include the links in ADSU and it should be fine.

    but still voted a :D:tup: because the idea is nice ;)
     

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