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We finally have our own forums!

After much toiling behind the scenes, we were also able to resurrect the last backup of Lucasforums. Anyone with a user account should be able to log in with their old credentials.

We've made The Lucasforums Archive read-only for the time being. A window into the past, containing 15 years of quality forum talk. You voted for it so this is all your fault!

Have fun!

 

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Posted (edited)

It feels good to be back. I guess one of the first things for me to do will be resurrecting my LucasArts Posters thread. What are the limitation regarding lengths of posts, number of images, etc.?

Edited by Laserschwert

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Hi!

We can move the old thread out of the archive if you want to just update that one.

Limits are a bit all over the place, but I'm sure we can work it out.

-Z

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Going to start the forum drama early here by saying that I don't think we should move threads out of the archive but instead create new threads that link to old ones, if the desire is to point people to old conversations.

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Yeah, I'd happily do a new one. I've done a bunch of new stuff since then, plus hosting got much simpler by now, so I would have to change all the opening posts anyway. May I get my posters.mixnmojo.com subdomain back for that new thread?

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Mh... editing posts seems to be possible only for a limited time. That would obviously need to be removed to update posts.

Also it seems like formatting text is rather limited (changing font sizes, alignment, etc.). Any chance to support the full BBcode or HTML?

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Wahey I remembered my 20-year-old very unsecure password

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Wahey!

I've added some more buttons to the editor. This forum's using CKEditor so it's possible to install plug-ins for it if we want more features.

-Z

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4 hours ago, Twilo said:

Wahey I remembered my 20-year-old very unsecure password


You’re not alone!

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8 hours ago, s-island said:

Wahey!

I've added some more buttons to the editor. This forum's using CKEditor so it's possible to install plug-ins for it if we want more features.

-Z

Great! Now only the ability to permanently edit posts is missing.

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Oh wow, how in the world did I remember my old crappy password? Only took a few times to try.

 

That Archive belongs to a museum! 2,7 million posts, whoa!

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Posted (edited)

There are a few links in that thread that link to other posts or user profiles of the forum. Unfortunately they are still linking to the lucasforums.com URL, so none of those work.

 

Also many of the individual images were hosted on sites like Imageshack, Rapidshare or Megaupload, so those are obviously gone too.

 

The new thread will definitely host everything in one place (I think Mega will work well, plus Imgur).

Edited by Laserschwert

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Speaking of which, @Laserschwert - I saw a post of yours on the 4K77 forums looking for a Vader reference image from the TIE Fighter box art. Did you ever find a high quality source of it?

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I found a smaller version of the photo, but it was good enough to clean up the Vader on the TIE Fighter poster. Those will be added eventually as well (once Limited Run Games have released and are done selling their CEs of XW and TF, which will include some of my restorations).

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It’s awesome that your poster restorations are being used by Limited Run, but disappointing that they don’t have access to the originals! Are they lost? Should I be saving this discussion for the return of the poster thread?

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Have you tried scanning an original TIE Fighter poster? I wonder if that one is in a higher resolution. I have one, but my scanner is A4 so it'll be a bit of work to get it all scanned properly.

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Yes, I have scanned the original poster. Plus I cleaned it up and used some great AI models to make it look even better. But LRG did get the original source files for both the XW and TF main artworks from Disney, so they didn't need my versions (they are probably going to use my restorations of the expansions artworks though).

 

Crazy thing is, after all that trouble I went through to scan the TF poster (on my A4 scanner) and cleaning it up over the course of a few weeks, Jon Knoles casually posted the full-res source artwork (JPEG, but still) on Twitter:

So to answer Jake's question: It seems to depend. LRG getting the key artworks for XW and TF, but not MI doesn't necessarily mean that those are lost. But with the former being originally created digitally (and finalized in Photoshop, no less), those were probably readily available in some asset database at Lucasfilm. Purcell's MI artwork on the other hand - while hopefully properly stored away at the Lucasfilm archives - might require a trip down there, maybe a new scan to be made of it, or whatever. I could see Disney not putting much more effort in than checking said database when licensing out stuff.

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Even the Rogue Leaders book that had access to the Lucas archives used my box art scans instead of something internal. They must have something in the archives though?

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