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About jbl89

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  1. Zoo Manager

    Actually they've got a few updates on Twitter. I'm wondering if they're using Blender... And if we could convert their animations to something in ZT1 (maybe ZT1) at some point.
  2. Thanks for the clarification Ashea! :) I thought you still printed them in the literal sense. I also save web pages from time to time. Sometimes to .PDF, often in .MHT
  3. I'm curious Ashea, what kind of pages do you actually print? :) Purely out of professional reasons though. Often debating whether or not to still offer print versions of stuff.
  4. New tool: ZT Studio

    Released a minor update today which addresses an issue with recoloring. Just tried to recreate the graphics for my two snowy fences from way back, took less than 5 mins to do so, and only 1 .pal file per fence :) Reading the how-to below will take as long as actually doing this. Used settings in ZT Studio: - tab Palette: make sure to check if ZT Studio is forced to add duplicate colors - tab Writing PNG Graphics: keep canvas size (this will spare you from rotation/offset fixing) How-to? 1. have the rockwall and rockwin graphics ready 2. open ZT Studio, open rockwall. Save color palette to .PNG file. 3. open GIMP (or any other graphic editor), recolor bright white (used color curve tool) 4. in ZT Studio, right click the color palette in the main window and choose 'replace with PNG palette' 5. right click and save the .pal file as rockwall.pal (so overwrite original). Same steps for rockwin. One thing left to do: rename. This used to involve hex editors and stuff. 1. Batch convert ZT1 to .PNG graphics 2. Rename folder 'rockwall' to for instance 'srckwall', 'rockwin' to 'srckwin' 3. Within that folder, don't forget to rename 'rockwall.pal' (=shared color palette) to 'srckwall.pal', 'rockwin.pal' to 'srckwin.pal' 4. Batch convert .PNG to ZT1 graphics You can't simply recolor the icon, so that's one thing you'll have to take care of yourself. Where's ZT Studio more efficient than other tools? - perfect recoloring; no new .pal files per animation per view; also no need to recolor every single frame yourself - easily renamed graphics: no hex editing, no weird random combination which says nothing about what you just created What you still need to do? - create proper icon - do the configuration yourself (but in this instance, APE is useless as well, ZOOT was also graphics only)
  5. My experience - being an IT guy in charge of a small department : they always seem nice (after all, you're the paying customer). But the question is whether you really need certain services. I'm in charge now for two years of the financial aspect. I had to add some things as well, but what was striking, is how some companies rendered useless services and incorrect bills. One of them is even so worse - we're kind of stuck with them - that out of 5 bills, I paid maximum half of the amount of 4 of them (with one being completely disposed). Anyhow, what I'm trying to say: their behavior doesn't matter, but make them properly account for what they've *actually* done. Still need to enhance? Is that within the budget you've talked about, or extra costs again? And, if someone could tell me, I'm actually quite interested how big Zoo Tek Phoenix is (what's the file size of all files combined? what about the size of the database?)
  6. Download requests

    Hope someone can help you with that, Heather. I don't have the original files anymore myself either, only the graphics for one of the two variations (I think the non-windowed one). Update: I actually still do have (parts of?) both versions. They might need some tweaking. I'll see if I can get to it one of these days.
  7. It takes a few minutes to get used to it, but actually it's pretty great! Still see round avatars too, it really doesn't bother me. I'm here for the content, don't care about the layout as long as the content is still there. Thanks for all the effort you all put in.
  8. IE doesn't use those blacklists, so it won't be a problem for anyone using IE.
  9. Just wondering: is the downloads section affected? If it is affected... that's always been the biggest pain to migrate I think. But if you're losing it anyway, I'd seriously look into migrating to phpBB, which also has lots of add-ons and is free. The license costs for the discussion board etc could be used to cover the SSL certificate if still needed. May I ask, how many GB of data do you have (including the database and all files)? More or less is fine. It would indeed be best to get the reason why you're on this list. - https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6350487 - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-does-phishing-and-malware-protection-work?as=u&utm_source=inproduct#w_iaove-confirmed-that-my-site-is-safe-how-do-i-get-it-removed-from-the-lists Also reported back to the organization behind it that this isn't a deceptive site.

    Check out Let's Encrypt. It's free and can be used in lots of situations. Actually I got one of those certificates for one of my own domains. As long as it's not a subdomain, you're fine. I have a site with a Dutch web hosting company and they have it included by default, no additional costs, and they're actually promoting it. Invision has literally nothing to do with it. Update in interest of full disclosure: seems like the web firm hosting Zoo Tek actually charges people for installing a Let's Encrypt certificate...
  11. Invisible shelter

    Just curious, why a couple? For price variations only? I can't remember animals complaining about too many (places in) shelters.
  12. Invisible shelter

    It depends how much realism you like. I never use the fantasy items. I have dinosaur digs, but rarely use dinos either, only the objects. Vondell's project of a shelter next to something uphill looks a nice alternative. Small shelter, yet visible, resembling a cave.
  13. Zoo Manager

    Has anyone spotted this game in development (if it ever gets released)? To be clear: I'm not related to this project at all. https://zoomanager.org
  14. ZZ Goes Nuts!

    The total number of colors is 255 if I'm correct (excluding transparency); but this is per view. So the total number of different colors in ALL frames of a view is 255.
  15. New tool: ZT Studio

    A new build has just been released. - there's a major performance boost in a frequently used slow method to determine which part of an image is relevant (= crop all border parts which are fully transparent until we're left with what I refer to as the 'defining rectangle'). - it should fix a regression in opening a couple of graphic files in a row Build 2017.06.03 looks like this. I thought it was time to add a screenshot so people just following this thread can see how it's progressed.