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CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:26:00 - [1]
 

CCP Purple Tentacle understands the attachment we have to our current portraits and has set up a database allowing access to them even after the character creation update in Incursion 1.1.0. Read all about the Portrait Preservation Project in his latest dev blog.

Evelgrivion
Gunpoint Diplomacy
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:34:00 - [2]
 

Nice alliteration Smile

NupetietVer
Ice Fire Warriors
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:38:00 - [3]
 

I hate my portrait, begone!

Ydnari
Gallente
Estrale Frontiers
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:38:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
I have spent considerable time playing with the new avatar creator and it is absolutely awesome. It is superior to the old one in every aspect

So we will be keeping Gallente facial tattoos?

Evelgrivion
Gunpoint Diplomacy
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:40:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Ydnari
Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
I have spent considerable time playing with the new avatar creator and it is absolutely awesome. It is superior to the old one in every aspect

So we will be keeping Gallente facial tattoos?


Nice. Wink

On an unrelated tangent (since I think CCP is more likely to be looking at this thread), whats the character count limit on the new forums?

PTang
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:47:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: PTang on 17/01/2011 19:59:30
edit:thanks for saving the old portraits, you are you awesome! seriously, thank you. you really meant above and beyond : D




"It is superior to the old one in every aspect"

you serious?

so it's official then, tattoos are are out forever. Because apparently having no tattoos is superiorRolling Eyes

Dacil Arandur
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:49:00 - [7]
 

Thank you very much for taking the time to preserve these.
It sounds like it was a project you took on of your own accord for something that is just nice to do for us. I really appreciate it and I'm sure a lot of other people do too.

Thanks again!

PLEX Transporter
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:52:00 - [8]
 

" I have spent considerable time playing with the new avatar creator and it is absolutely awesome. It is superior to the old one in every aspect" My clothing, necklace, mask and tattoos beg to differ...

Mouse Boy
Posted - 2011.01.17 19:54:00 - [9]
 

Slam Dunk!
Posterity saved! =P
Thanks CCP Purple Tentacle

Max Cetera
Capital Researchs Inc.
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:07:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: PLEX Transporter
" I have spent considerable time playing with the new avatar creator and it is absolutely awesome. It is superior to the old one in every aspect" My clothing, necklace, mask and tattoos beg to differ...


Your clothing is basic and you don't have any necklace/mask/tattoos ...

Akor Flandres
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:08:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Akor Flandres on 17/01/2011 20:15:52
Are you lot DENSE? You are going to get a ****load of new clothes, jewellery, masks, hats, glasses, tattoos, the lot.

MICROTRANSACTIONS.

Aineko Macx
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:11:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Aineko Macx on 17/01/2011 20:15:07
The existing "capture portrait" option is flawed in that it produces an overly cropped version of the portrait, unfortunately.
The only way to get a full view and full res portrait capture is during character creation. So if you didn't think about print screening during that you're out of luck.

Still, a big hug for the person who put the effort into this preservation project.

EDIT: You went a bit too high with the jpg compression IMO.

Mallikanth
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:14:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Mallikanth on 17/01/2011 20:24:51
Typo:

"How to use this server?

On this server you can only retrieve portraits and can do so only in one specific size: 256x256. If you know your characterID, you can directly hit http://oldportraits.eveonline.com/Characters/{your_character_id}_256.jpg and you will get your old portrait back, like this:"

Drop the "s" in "Characters" in the URL line and it works. ugh

[EDIT]
NVM now.....Some Ninja editing by CCP has corrected the Typo the the blog Very Happy

Myxx
Atropos Group
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:32:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Myxx on 17/01/2011 20:39:15
one of the NPCs listed, Salvador Sarpati isnt showing at the link provided. Jamyl Sarum, however is showing.

probably because its _512.jpg instead of _256.jpg but thought i would mention that anyway.

edit: Salvador is shown at http://oldportraits.eveonline.com/Character/3004513_256.jpg correctly, so someone made a typo on the old portrait's site

oh also, another way to get your char id if you dont desire to log into evegate for the moment, is to go and find the URL for your post history on these forums.

for example, mine is: http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=bigshot&cid=731081081

my portrait being located at http://oldportraits.eveonline.com/Character/731081081_256.jpg

nifty. old archives are ozum!

Erdiere
Minmatar
Erasers inc.
Controlled Chaos
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:33:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Aineko Macx
Edited by: Aineko Macx on 17/01/2011 20:15:07
The existing "capture portrait" option is flawed in that it produces an overly cropped version of the portrait, unfortunately.
The only way to get a full view and full res portrait capture is during character creation. So if you didn't think about print screening during that you're out of luck.

Still, a big hug for the person who put the effort into this preservation project.

EDIT: You went a bit too high with the jpg compression IMO.


You also get a pretty good character picture by screenshotting the char selection screen, best done with biggest resolution you can use.

CCP Explorer

Posted - 2011.01.17 20:42:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Mallikanth
Typo:

"How to use this server?

On this server you can only retrieve portraits and can do so only in one specific size: 256x256. If you know your characterID, you can directly hit http://oldportraits.eveonline.com/Characters/{your_character_id}_256.jpg and you will get your old portrait back, like this:"

Drop the "s" in "Characters" in the URL line and it works. ugh

[EDIT] NVM now.....Some Ninja editing by CCP has corrected the Typo the the blog Very Happy
Thanks, yes, the text has been fixed.

Korerin Mayul
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:47:00 - [17]
 

hen eves playerbase tops one million, and were all logging in via neural jacks into our brain-sockets, i hope that this server will still be running, proving that i am truly old-school and awesomes.

CCP Explorer

Posted - 2011.01.17 20:51:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Myxx
Edited by: Myxx on 17/01/2011 20:39:15
one of the NPCs listed, Salvador Sarpati isnt showing at the link provided. Jamyl Sarum, however is showing.

probably because its _512.jpg instead of _256.jpg but thought i would mention that anyway.

edit: Salvador is shown at http://oldportraits.eveonline.com/Character/3004513_256.jpg correctly, so someone made a typo on the old portrait's site
This is simply the same front page as is on the image server and that one can serve different resolutions. The old portrait server can only serve 256x256.

DeftCrow Redriver
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:53:00 - [19]
 

Purple Tentacle Best Tentacle Very Happy

(Even though I hate my current portrait, that was an awesome job)

Myxx
Atropos Group
Posted - 2011.01.17 20:55:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: CCP Explorer
Originally by: Myxx
Edited by: Myxx on 17/01/2011 20:39:15
one of the NPCs listed, Salvador Sarpati isnt showing at the link provided. Jamyl Sarum, however is showing.

probably because its _512.jpg instead of _256.jpg but thought i would mention that anyway.

edit: Salvador is shown at http://oldportraits.eveonline.com/Character/3004513_256.jpg correctly, so someone made a typo on the old portrait's site
This is simply the same front page as is on the image server and that one can serve different resolutions. The old portrait server can only serve 256x256.


might wanna update that, but alright.

PLEX Transporter
Posted - 2011.01.17 21:02:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: PLEX Transporter on 17/01/2011 21:02:44
Originally by: Max Cetera
Originally by: PLEX Transporter
" I have spent considerable time playing with the new avatar creator and it is absolutely awesome. It is superior to the old one in every aspect" My clothing, necklace, mask and tattoos beg to differ...


Your clothing is basic and you don't have any necklace/mask/tattoos ...


not on this character ;-) | and well done on the old portraits site CCP

Dr Lebroi
Posted - 2011.01.17 21:19:00 - [22]
 

Thanks Tentacle, it's only as time passes that you realise how important your memories of the past are.

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.01.17 21:27:00 - [23]
 

Nice!

Anna Finster
Fnord Works
The Initiative.
Posted - 2011.01.17 22:04:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Aineko Macx
...

EDIT: You went a bit too high with the jpg compression IMO.


i second that, but what he said, if you want another picture with higher res w/e, capture yourself a nice 1024x1024 one :)

thanks for the effort!

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2011.01.17 22:48:00 - [25]
 

I hope I don't end up missing my old face like I miss my old Helios. Fly safe, old faces. o7 Crying or Very sad

-Liang

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2011.01.17 23:17:00 - [26]
 

I save my old faces already but I appreciate the thought and the work. Good job ! Razz

Daan Sai
Polytrope
Posted - 2011.01.18 00:45:00 - [27]
 

Thanks for going the extra mile, it was a good thought. Well done.


Orephia
Posted - 2011.01.18 02:13:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: CCP Purple Tentacle
superior to the old one in every aspect
hopefully this indicates that the release version will include the rather superb theatrical lighting options of "the old one", as yet woefully absent on Sisi

To get a reasonably large high res pic without the cropping that occurs with 'Capture Portrait' in game, check the cache\pictures\Portraits folder (under local app data\CCP\EVE... in windows) after loading the login screen. The selected character's image in the cache folder depends on screen resolution, on a 1920 x 1080 24" monitor, the image is 764 x 764, & uncropped. Select each character in turn to get good images of all three.


Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
Posted - 2011.01.18 04:40:00 - [29]
 

Thank you,

I got home from an out of town trip with only 1 hour and 25 minutes to spare and made nice high res copies of my 12 charaters.. I never knew there was so much detail in the old pictures that I could never see in the thumb nails in game.

I might need to make a nice montage of them printed up 9 inch by 9 inch.

Your words were also very gracious about the sentimental value the pictures meant to us. I think you really touched on a key element of the pictures.. WE look at our own picture while we play a given charater.. other players picutres meant little to me,..........I knew them from their voices on ts and rarely saw their pictures... the expresions on my characters however had a significant impact on how I percieved them.

This chracter has a haughty and introspective look and I would take his persona even on these forums. A fatter character with a grin would feel different to me than a Dandy Caladari I had who' I'd think of a pansy not fit for more than having his nails don in a station (and he was a he lol)

I suppose as I'm being gracious I should be posting on another character lol thanks ... I should use Diomedes to gripe lol

Lego Maniac
Posted - 2011.01.18 04:48:00 - [30]
 

somehow I figured someone named Purple Tentacle would be a sentimental kinda guy


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