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Modding universe background

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:31 am
by picklion
Is there a way to get the background with all the nebulas and such to be simple starfield?
I find that in systems with simple starfields the game runs at a very reasonable speed but with the nebula background, it becomes unpleasantly slow and the gameplay suffers seriously.
I would rather just do away with the starfield if that's possible. If anyone has any experience with this or a solution please help!

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:22 am
by picklion
Ok, I solved this one, if anyone else needs to fix it too--this is in ubuntu linux
Went in to /privateer/sectors/Gemini and edited the .system files. I took whatever background="backgrounds/whatever" and changed it to background="backgrounds/plasma_galaxy"
It's the first line, easy to find.
You have to do that for EVERY system, so it's tedious, but it makes the game playable for me, so worth it.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:01 pm
by loki1950
Welcome picklion glad you figured it out most of the PR and PU players hang out at ... 5198c7191f

Enjoy the Choice :)

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:33 am
by Dilloh
Despite of that your problem sounds as if your video card drivers aren't up to date rather then your compi is too slow to display the other background files.

I'd try to get the newest drivers first.