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Victor
Developer
Quote from Victor :Ah, that's because the thumbnails are now stored with double dimensions. Will fix tonight.

Done.

Quote from troy :Not sure if I should post a new thread with this but while reuploading some skins in 2048 I've noticed an error when you upload a skin that is already uploaded by a different person.

XFR_BonsaifighterS.jpg : A skin with the same filename as your skin already exists.
Please rename your skin.<div id="skinPrev725570" class="z100 lyr_shadow1 w_128 h_128"
style="background: transparent url('/dynamic/skinthumb/XFR/725570-0.png') no-repeat
top left;"></div>


Thanks, fixed.
Victor
Developer
Quote from Gutholz :How would uploaded 2048 be converted to 1024?
I sometimes wonder if 512 look blury only because of lower resolution. It seems a bit like compression artifacts too. (Not so noticable on Whiskey's gif, in general)

Degats' suggestion to store everything as gzipped dds actually would work very well. Even for 2048 skins. So I'm discussing this with Scawen to see what we can do. Then there wouldn't be any lossy compression at all and you could upload skins even as png for example.

Quote from nacim :Thanks Victor, so much time I was waiting for it ! Smile

Bug report, with high-res skin uploaded, skin preview in cars section is bugged, see screenshot :

Ah, that's because the thumbnails are now stored with double dimensions. Will fix tonight.
Victor
Developer
Quote from Degats :I've noticed one bug - previously uploaded VWS skins are showing in the XFG list.

Ah, fixed.

Quote from Zaabis :2048 is good, but we need to get rid of 512, they look terrible.
By the way, why can't I upload skins with # symbol in it's name? I deleted low res skin and now I cant upload high res again because of that.

I'm now allowing that character again.
The full set of allowed skin file name characters has been limited though. There were some annoying characters being used previously.
Currently accepted characters are a-z A-Z 0-9 ._-# SPACE
Victor
Developer
Quote from Gutholz :So the option to upload png-files to LFSworld might be useful?

I don't think LFS can make use of png files at the moment, so png uploads (and in particular downloads) will not be possible. Unless I'd convert them to jpg on the server, but then what's the point of uploading in png in the first place Smile
Just make sure you don't use too much compression on your jpg files. Imo the quality is totally acceptable then for this purpose.
Victor
Developer
We've not yet made up our minds about that. Though it's likely that there will be 3 options in LFS. 512, 1024 and 2048 skin downloads.

Whether 1024 will be a free option, or even the new default, has not yet been decided.
Skin upload now possible in 2048px
Victor
Developer
Being able to upload and download skins with bigger dimensions has been a recurring topic for a while. We have now begun preparation for this and have made it possible to upload car skins with a maximum dimension of 2048 * 2048 pixels and 1024 * 1024 pixels for helmet skins. So, double the previous maximum size.

At the same time I have renewed the skins upload page. It is now located on this website at www.lfs.net/account/skins . The icon on lfsworld now opens this page as well.

Though skin downloads inside LFS will remain the same for while still, we thought it'd be good to enable people to upload skins with bigger dimensions now, so that when LFS supports it, there will already be skins available for download.

As said, we have doubled the maximum dimension, but that does not mean you have to actually use it. You can still upload skins at 1024px as well. So the higher dimensions are optional.

One thing we have been considering is allowing the upload of even bigger dimensions.
We could allow people to upload 4096px skins although these would not become available in LFS, but they would then already be available in case LFS ever would.

So we'd like to ask you what you think : do you think it should be possible to upload 4096px skins as well (even though LFS will not support downloading them any time soon), or would you be opposed to that, as it will be overkill, at least for a while to come? Because even if you have a 4K monitor, 4096px skins would still be twice as high at your monitor's resolution. The increased quality would only be visible on close close-ups. For racing itself it would be pointless, even on a 4K monitor.
Filesizes increase as well - you'd have to download more, and as JPG skin files will be converted to DDS format, it would take around 7MB per skin, storage wise.
Finally, a bigger skin doesn't necessarily make a better skin.

If you have an opinion on this, vote in the poll and / or leave your opinion behind.

If you experience any trouble with the new skins page, please let me know as well.

www.lfs.net/account/skins
Victor
Developer
It looks kind of interesting to implement.
I'll have to look into the fine print some more before deciding though.

But if you want to use it right now, I believe Skrill accepts PaySafe cards. But you'll have to create an account there, which might not be desired. In that case you'd have to wait a little.
Victor
Developer
Nope, it's not possible to add a poll later on.
Was that possible on vb?
Victor
Developer
Installed Win10 at work - upgrade went flawlessly and all my programs were there and working afterwards. LFS also seems to work without any issues. Haven't tried any peripheral devices though.
Victor
Developer
Either wait until it becomes available in windows update, or download the tool here : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
Victor
Developer
Owh, that's fixed now.
Victor
Developer
Strange.

One thing you can try :
-find the file cfg.txt which is located in your main LFS folder.
-open it
-replace "Master Port 29339" with "Master Port 8080"

Then try again.
Victor
Developer
Thanks, that's added.
Victor
Developer
Quote from Gutholz :It seems all leagues display: Last Race: unknown
even if they have past dates in calender.
Is that because server infos are not entered?

The filter at https://www.lfs.net/news does not work?
If you select a leagues-news it shows no results or few very old ones.
For example select "Rony's Tuesday's Fun Race" in dropdown menu and there are no news.
But there should be at least this article: https://www.lfs.net/news/931#

Or vTorque, here: https://www.lfs.net/news/type/215 the latest news is from 19 Jan 2013.
But on profile the Latest News Update was Fri 3 Apr 2015: https://www.lfs.net/leagues/215-vTorque

Quote from Eclipsed :Also just found out that it's not possible to found league "today" - todays date is shown as invalid,have to select day before.
Just a minor thing you might want to know...

Fixed these.
Victor
Developer
Thanks, fixed.
Victor
Developer
How many posts per page do you display? Seems good here, but perhaps i have a different amount of posts per page. Otherwise I'll have to look further.
Victor
Developer
If you use tweaks that change physics, or car settings then that is probably the cause of the OOS messages. You'd need a host that is tweaked as well, otherwise the host and client go out of sync due to different internal calculations.
Victor
Developer
Fixed
Victor
Developer
ppl aren't supposed to visit the lfsmanual site with https. But there was indeed a configuration error, causing the site to still wanna load even though the url is something like https://lfsmanual.net/forum/

I can't really do much about the certificate error - i'd have to get a wildcard certificate and those are fairly expensive. Or I'd have to get separate certificates for every manual language, but that's still a nice sum. Then there's lfsworld, that has the same behaviour. And some other (sub)domains as well.
It's a problem I don't know how to easily solve. Not without throwing a bunch of money at it anyway.
Victor
Developer
Quote from MemoPedra :Is there a way to change the name "Host" on a rented server?
I know in a dedicated server theres a line in the cfg with /player=Host and we can change it, but i've rented a server yesterday and im trying to change it... is there a command or anything else? i tried /player in the console but didnt worked.

I have added the 'Host player name' field on the 'Basic settings' tab.
You will have to shut down your host before you can edit that field though, and then start your host again.
Victor
Developer
I rarely delete PBs. If you don't want them gone, you can delete them yourself by clicking on the PB times.
Victor
Developer
added
Victor
Developer
It is linked at the top of the page Big grin

Somehow some people just don't notice that fixed bar at the top though hmm...
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