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#1 stewart

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 10:15 AM

post your ideas.

Ex.

Leave as a normal book manual

Make into some hyperlinked thing with sound and movies like an Xnet or something.

etc.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:26 PM

I think it should be a normal book, but it should have a style to it that looks military. I figure someone should type the final version on a typewriter and scan it. That would make it look like some World War II training manual or something, which would be an interesting contrast to the theme of the book (ultra futuristic combat.)

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 11:42 AM

I would think that since the document is generated by a private company along military lines for online consumption a cross-hyperlinked reference would be most appropriate. We could also include screen captures (aerial photos) and video as it became available.

While having the whole thing look like a scanned WWII training manual, I don't think that that is very realistic on what one would expect from the Xcom command structure.
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 07:20 PM

Yes, i agree with anthraxus....

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#5 stewart

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:44 AM

Why not have both. Spaceman42 is making the document version of it; have that available for down load. But also have a hyperlinked thing to. It'd be neat to link with companion sites like the UFOpaedia one then the site could promote each other that way too.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 05:36 AM

You know, for the html version, you only need the one document, but you can make a whole selection of stylesheets to choose from. That'll satiate the needs of those who want ultra-high-tech -v- campy WWII typewriter print or whatever. One document, many styles. Everyone's happy.

The main compatability problem will probably come from the picture inserts. Some images might look all right in one style, but might clash in another.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 04:18 PM

A thought.

XCom (and X-Corps) are secret organizations.

One of the things everybody seems to forget is that computers are not secure, not in the least.

There are always ways to retrieve data.

Therefore, few classified documents, let alone documents classified at the Top Secret or SCI levels like XCom and X-Corps stuff would be, goes on computers. (Does stuff go on computers that is classified? Yes, of course. But...)

Especially stuff like manuals, which need to be readily available.

Paper is preferred. Paper is easier and faster to destroy, and can be kept more secure than digital documents. Paper documents are harder to accidentally carry from secure areas, let alone smuggle out.

In short: It'd be better if it looked like it was on paper. :)

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 06:09 PM

There will be the document version which Spaceman42 is working. Also there will be a hyperlinked website too.
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Posted 27 February 2005 - 12:08 PM

You know, for the html version, you only need the one document, but you can make a whole selection of stylesheets to choose from. That'll satiate the needs of those who want ultra-high-tech -v- campy WWII typewriter print or whatever. One document, many styles. Everyone's happy. 

The main compatability problem will probably come from the picture inserts. Some images might look all right in one style, but might clash in another.

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This is a brilliant idea and I don't know why I didn't think of this myself. Great suggestion. Do you have an opinion on what should be the default? I lean to high-tech.


In short: It'd be better if it looked like it was on paper. :)

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This could easily be one of the Styles mentioned above. :thewave:
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 08:37 AM

Has this project died?

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 04:09 PM

It's comatose at the moment. I suspect there is a chance it will pick up once CTD nears finishing it's work on Xenocide.
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:05 PM

Maybe some sort of style to choose :)
Ufo1 syle - old school
Ufo 2 style - some kind of Water World :)
Ufo 3 style - very urbanitic and mech.

It's not hard to do it , but it will take some time :)
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