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Gilgameshkun

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Hi, welcome to Arwingpedia! Thanks for your edit to the Fox McCloud page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Kperfekt722 (Talk) 07:12, 28 June 2009

Edit to article: Fox McCloud Edit

Thank you for your edit to the article, "Fox McCloud". However, can you please provide an example for your edit? An edit to that degree requires substantial proof, so if you have an official translation, could you please provide it? Thanks, Canis Shepalute 22:49, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

It's stated elsewhere in the wiki. I edited it so the wiki wouldn't be self-contradictory. See List of Star Fox planets. - Gilgamesh 16:59, March 28, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, ok. Thanks. Canis Shepalute 16:34, March 29, 2010 (UTC)

Dude Edit

Is it really necessary to make a separate category for images of every single planet? XSuperGamerTalk 20:44, March 31, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, when you consider that it's not only the planets seen from space, but also the landscape on the surface, screenshots of the levels showing landscapes and cityscapes, etc. When I find more of those, I'll add them to their respective categories. Notice that Category:Images of Papetoon has a pretty good landscape shot. - Gilgamesh 21:19, March 31, 2010 (UTC)
By the way, are there any walkthroughs with images on this site? Some parts of this wiki seem pretty image-light when some more kinds of images—far from being gratuitous—would be extremely helpful in illustrating things. - Gilgamesh 21:21, March 31, 2010 (UTC)

In my opinion, there should just be a category for planet images, as XSuperGamer suggested. The planet could be easily specified with the filename. This applies to other categories as well. Many of those could be merged in order to reduce the amount of categories. But all in all, you are doing great job, to which none of has yet been willing to commit to. Keep it up! A.gif DarkSamus89 A.gif 05:27, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Well, probably... But it's probably still a good idea to have separate categories for images of each character. Some characters can have a huge variety of images. - Gilgamesh 19:02, April 2, 2010 (UTC)
For major characters, separate categories are propably needed, but not for minor characters, who may have been portrayed in the games only once or twice. A.gif DarkSamus89 A.gif 08:03, April 3, 2010 (UTC)
I don't know—characters with more than one picture really ought to have their own category to organize them. How else will someone be able to find that character's pictures specifically without more browsing? Not to mention that, if the parent category gets too many images in it, it splits into multiple pages—this is not so much an issue with multiple categories, as there are overall fewer entries in the parent category if a character with more than one picture gets their own category. - Gilgamesh 09:57, April 3, 2010 (UTC)
Well, considering there aren't too many minor characters in the series, it shouldn't be a problem if we had a shared category for those characters with only a couple of images of them. And if the file names are descriptive, it shouldn't be a problem to find them. And if the category happens to gather too many pictures, more categories could be split from it then. A.gif DarkSamus89 A.gif 12:14, April 3, 2010 (UTC)
That sounds tentatively fairly reasonable. - Gilgamesh 01:54, April 4, 2010 (UTC)

Well Gilgameshkun Edit

What do you think about the Planet Cannon article I have just written? It's a stub so if you have any information you can contribute then please do so. XSuperGamerTalk 21:19, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

It's looking good, and the images help it a great deal. I should categorize all those images, and now I lament that I didn't start a category for all the different craft (Arwing, Wolfen, Great Fox, etc.) that have appeared in the series. My knowledge is rather limited—I specialize mostly in Star Fox (game). I only recently made my first (easy) playthrough of Star Fox 2, and I'm liking it so far. I played a playthrough Star Fox 64, but I don't really like that game, and I think I may never return to playing it. - Gilgamesh 21:23, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
But Star Fox 64 was the best one :O
Anyway, I beat Star Fox 2 on EXPERT. XSuperGamerTalk 21:34, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
I've long been a huge fan of Star Fox (game). But I can barely stand Star Fox 64, especially its music, its voice-acting and its art style. It has its redeemable components...it's just not a game I enjoy. I could go on more of a rant, but I'm not going to right now. ^_^ Let's just say I have a decisive preference for the Super NES games. - Gilgamesh 21:39, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
Well see I started off with Star Fox 64 and I love it. I eventually played Star Fox 1 on emulation (never could beat andross, even on easy). It's ok in my opinion. You on the other hand started off with Star Fox 1 for SNES. You just love that 16-bit style and can't let go of it.
In any case, that's my analysis of the situation. XSuperGamerTalk 21:55, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
I guess that means you don't like Star Fox Adventures or Star Fox Assault either. XSuperGamerTalk 21:56, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

Well, it's not that I dislike modernization of graphics, etc. But Star Fox 64 made some rather radical (at the time) stylistic changes that I did not find as attractive. These are areas mainly in music, art style, etc.—things mainly independent of the video game technology. I have no problem with good voice acting, but they radically changed the pitches of the character voices. And because it was a reboot and the old game (barely four years old at the time) had been suddenly declared non-canon, it meant that all the new games would follow the new styles, which they did. To me, though they were Star Fox, they just weren't...Star Fox, if that makes sense. I'm very musically-sensitive, and a good Star Fox game needs to either have music composed by Hajime Hirasawa, or taking after his style (which Star Fox 2 music did). Ultimately, I've decided that the 1993 canon and the 1997 reboot don't have too many huge mutual incompatibilities, which has allowed me to warm up to certain in-universe aspects of the newer Star Fox games. But the newer games themselves, I've just simply not...enjoyed. A good Star Fox game doesn't need to be 16-bit textureless polygons and all-simlish-style speech (European Star Fox 64 had a "Lylat" speech option anyway). But it seems like they rarely (if ever) give a continuity nod to the first generation of players who played the first game. I'm not saying that the newer games suck—like I said, they have plenty of redeemable elements—I'm just very disappointed that they decided to do away with many of the things that still make the first game so enjoyable.
By the way, about your screenshot image uploads. Is there any particular reason you're taking screenshots that are stretched with non-square rectangle pixels? It would seem simpler just to upload crisp clean square-pixeled screen captures. I noticed you resized the Corneria screenshot I uploaded too. I'm just curious. - Gilgamesh 22:09, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, there is at least one newer in-universe element in the newer games I absolutely loathe. Krystal. Krystal. Krystal. Look up The Scrappy at TvTropes to see why. - Gilgamesh 22:15, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

Not only did I resize your image (that just comes as a result of my monitor's resolution), I just captured the image before the words and pepper's image came up. I just wanted to see Corneria. That's it. And what exactly do you mean by "Non-square rectangle pixels"? XSuperGamerTalk 22:29, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
Non-square pixels are when each pixel of the screenshot is not shaped exactly square (where each pixel's width and height are the same), but what you described (using your monitor's resolution) is exactly what I meant. Most emulators have a fast efficient screenshot dumping feature that's instant, and saves to BMP and/or PNG format with the press of a button. In ZSNES, it's F1 (which pauses emulation and brings up a menu), then you choose the option to save a screenshot. If you haven't configured to use a separate screenshot directly, it will typically save the screenshot to your ROMs directory. Every screenshot is 256x224 pixels, IIRC—that's the internal resolution used by the Super NES graphics engine. - Super FX games with 3D graphics tend to use an even lower internal resolution—Star Fox is 224x190, and Star Fox 2 is 224x192. That's why there's always those black bars at the edges of the screen. - Gilgamesh 22:48, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
I think I have ZSNES set to 1024x763 XSuperGamerTalk 01:33, April 7, 2010 (UTC)

Question Edit

So does this mean you have read the Star Fox comix? =O --XSuperGamerTalk 01:31, April 7, 2010 (UTC)

The 1993 comics and Farewell Beloved Falco, yes. As well as a variety of fan comics. They can be read online at ArwingLanding—maybe I should link them in their respective articles. - Gilgamesh 01:34, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
That would be a good idea. Mostly because I have never read them myself. ;) XSuperGamerTalk 01:37, April 7, 2010 (UTC)

It has come to my attention... Edit

...that the Star Fox fan base is quite large, despite it being the lesser known series. For now, I will permit the notation of debates on articles (IE: Falco's sexuality), but I don't know if fanon should fully be accounted for. I would have to ponder this, as I, unfortunately, know that the majority of the Star Fox fan base are "furries", who have the habit of fantasizing about animals and overly anthropomorphizing them. What do you think? BNK [E|T|C] 00:19, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

It's funny you should bring that up. In the mid- and late-90s, when I was a teenager myself, I ran a series of Star Fox public message boards (I wrote the Perl CGI code myself—it was long before Web 2.0-style message forums were common as they are now). First it was called "MouthOff!!". Then I renamed it "Papetoon" (after Fox's birth planet). The funny thing was, even before the debates of sexual orientation in Star Fox canon became as commonplace as they are now, most of the people on these boards were furry, and maybe up to half of them were openly gay or bi. Star Fox just seems to be a magnet for this, and has been for a very long time. I suppose it's not a surprise that Nintendo would even feed some fanservice into this from time to time. - Gilgamesh 00:44, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

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