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#311409
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T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
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Here's an update on the project.

I bought a new motherboard that is almost exactly the same. On Saturdayevening I went to a collague of mine to install. After installing it, it still didn't work. After some time it tried to start windows but failed everything and kept on rebooting before Windows was actually starting. At 23:00 we finally decided to put back the original motherboard because nothing worked (we changed processors, coolers and a lot of stuff). After placing back the original motherboard, it worked again. Really strange. Yesterday I boot my computer and it still works, so now I'm planning to watch my fanedit on DVD and do the small the fixes, so at least disc 1 will be finished.
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#310803
Topic
T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
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Originally posted by: tb1971
maurice2029, sorry to hear about your tech problems. I've had the similar thing happen to me once. I was waiting for new clips to arrive for years literally (thanks to lazy "fans") and in the meantime my files got corrupted and lost many rare videos. I learned 2 things from it:
1-always backup important materials
2-try finishing the project ASAP and later revisit it if needed


Yeah, it's a shame. Next time I won't wait anymore I think.

I have backupped all the data. Now I'm trying to find the exact same motherboard. If I can find it, I can just replace it and work further. Don't need to format or change anything then. That would be th ideal situation.
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#310447
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T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
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Bad news. My motherboard is dead and according to the computer store, they will have to format the whole computer when they will install the new motherboard. Resulting thus that my complete T23D project is gone.

Good news: I had backupped it all on a removable disc. But I fear that the program will not remember it the way it exactly was.

So let me just say it out aloud: the project seems to be cursed.
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#309679
Topic
T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
Time
I have compiled disc 1!!!! It's burning right now and then I will watch it for faults etc. I'm actually still waiting for 1 video, but I'm already waiting for 2 months for that video. I don't know if I will ever get it, but if that person hurries up, I can include it. In the meantime I will watch my discs for errors. Also, while compiling the first disc, I got bored and made a few new covers plus updated the steel covers. These are just ideas I'm playing around with, but it's nice to show your work already because I know people have been waiting impatiently for this release. However, understand that I will release this as a 2-disc set, so it won't be released until disc 2 is finished.


http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/dvdtest-cyberdyne.jpg

http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/dvdtest-skull.jpg

http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/dvdtest-steel.jpg

http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/dvdtest-poster.jpg

http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/dvdtest-arnie.jpg
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#309298
Topic
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Thread
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Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
YES, BUT SHE DOES THAT RIGHT AS CAMERON ACTIVATES THE TIME PORTAL.
I still don't buy that as explanation :-)


Originally posted by: PSYCHO_DAYV
THEY MENTIONED THE T-SKULL IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE. I'M SURE THAT AT SOME POINT THEY WILL EXPLAIN HOW IT HAPPENED.

BTW, IT LOOKS LIKE CAMERON HAS PLANS OF HER OWN. I'M SURE THAT EVERYBODY NOTICED THE METAL ROD THAT SHE KEPT GROM THE TRUCK.

Indeed, Cameron is indeed a dubious character. Some people even think she may be a villain. Not only is the metal rod thing curious, but the whole conversation about the resistance soldiers that were send back and were killed. "they have seen me before" also might refer that she has seen them either in the future when she was attacking humans or perhaps in the present before she arrives there with Sarah (might be she killed the guys herself).

However, when the escaping Terminator scans her in episode 2, she is scanned as unknown. Why are we as audience shown this little message when she could turn out to be a villain...?

She is dubious and weird, and I know later episode will reveal more of her, including her model.
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#309041
Topic
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Thread
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I actually have some issues with the series, especially episode 2.

1) Enrique Salceda. The way he is portrayed right now doesn't fit at all with the character shown in T2. Now he suddenly lives in a nice house, he is retired, and he sells out Sarah to the cops. Are we still talking about the same Enrique who helped Sarah when she was pregnant with John? When she needed guns and training? When they were comrades? This is a complete 180 degrees turn with the characters. Now he is a rat and works together with the police authorities, selling out sarah to them? Enrique was always someone who live and die in freedom. He would never betray his friends and comrades. He would spit on the police, not help them. For me, this character potrayal was completey wrong. I dislike it.

2) Terminators in our time. So Cameron explains there are more Terminators in our present world. Like spiders in internet. Cameron says that they don't know John Connor. If they would find out what he looked like, they would come after him. But they don't know what he looked like. Euh, major problem here: John's uses a search engine and the FIRST HIT displays a picture of him of the bank "robbery". So I don't know if these Terminators are still using the good old paper phonebook, but assuming they know about the internet, I would say they would use that and find a picture of him and thus know what he looks like and start the hunt... a major plothole in my opinion.

3) What I find weird is the body of the Endoskeleton has just been dumped on metal dump, and after 7 years still hasn't been reduced to a package of metal. Also, if they would find such an advanced piece of robotics in a bank vault, why they did dump it? I mean, the T1 deleted scene in the factory shows that companies are really interested in this kind of left-overs So I'm really questioning why it was dumped and why it was not reduced already...

4) About Sarah and her desease, for me this hints to the T3 timeline. So logical thinking, may I assume that Cameron Philips is actually from the T3 timeline? Sarah died in the T3 timeline and Cameron knows about it. So would the next logical thought be that Cameron has been send from the period after T3, meaning she comes from the T3 timeline?

5) Why did the evil Terminator scan Cameron so late and not immediately when they started fighting? Also trying to escape her sounds a bit weak, but perhaps it's their programming as "spiders". Collect data and stay alive so the future Skynet can receive it. Also, why didn't Cameron notice this Terminator between the dead humans?

6) How could the Terminator head travel through time when it's not wrapped in flesh?


I'm still not sure what to think about the idea of the Endoskeleton functioning without the head attached it. I know that these T-888's are triple-core (3 CPU's), and they will have some upgrades etc. Still I think I will have to get used to that idea.

Nice hint though to the T2 deleted scene of hiding something behind a poster. I would have expected a Terminator to find that really quickly with its scanning, especially if these T-888's have various forms of scanning as shown with Cromartie.
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#309040
Topic
T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
Time
Updates are going pretty slow at the moment.

I asked some people to test the font for me, because on my own tv it looks like crap. Seems that it's a good readable font on everybody else's tv's. I also checked it out on a tv at my friend's place, it looks great. I have no clue why it looks like shit on my tv.

So, in order to keep this baby on track, I have decided NOT to change the font. Meaning that disc I is almost finished (I'm waiting for 1 new video that someone will film for me at Universal Studios Hollywood inside the attraction itself). When I get that video, I think it's safe to say that disc I is finished and will be compiled and tested it by me. If I approve it, I can delete disc I from my hard disc and quickly start on disc II so that I can release it as the double-disc version I have intended it to become.
I expect disc II to be finished a lot faster than disc I, because I don't need to type out that much text for disc II (bonus features). I'm not giving a release yet, but I finally have a good feeling about it again and have found back my motivation.
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#302384
Topic
T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
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Perhaps there is some hope after all. I took a month of complete rest and not working on my T23D special edition because of some of the program problems. Today I took a look at it again, with a fresh start and... came up with another index of contents which makes the info fit in 6 VMG segments which the program allows to be compiled. So yes, finally, disc 1 can be compiled. I'm gonna take a look at the font now, because the font I used was hard to read on a regular tv screen. Hopefully I can replace it with something easy... crossing my fingers that this solution will work.
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#301865
Topic
T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
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Originally posted by: tb1971
maurice2029, the error message you're getting might be related to the bitrate of the multiplexed mpeg2/ac3 clips. It may just be too high for the software to handle (and might not be compliant to DVD specs). Solution is to find the file that gives you an error mesage during compiling process and make ac3 (or alternatively mpeg2) file with smaller bitrate, so when it's multiplexed the combined audio/video bitrate is within DVD specs.


I don't think it's related to the video-files themselves. I can remove 4 RANDOM vts sections, and then it allows itself to be compiled. I have 10 VTS sections, that should not be a problem (the helpfile says you can have 99 VTS sections). You can read more about the error on this page:
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=12&threadid=8727
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#301751
Topic
T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
Time
Originally posted by: Mitch
I am excited about this project. Been waiting for a T-3D project to role along for some time now.

If you could explain how you will show the ride feature - that would be great

Right now, I haven't worked on the project for about 2 weeks, simply because I'm really demotivated. The first disc is as good as finished. Only need some font replacement plus compiling. The issue is that the compiling proces gives me an "Out of memory" error message, which turns out to be something that the programmers did not manage to fix in all versions and they can't provide me with a good working solution. If I delete 4 random VTS section, then the program allows it to be compiled. However, I don't want to lose 4 complete VTS sections.


The ride feature on the DVD is based on the Universal Studios Florida version of T23D.
You first have a 3 minutes walk on the Hollwood Boulevard. You come across the T23D shop Cyber Image and then walk to the Cyberdyne T23D building. Then you have a short clip in which you walk in the queue area. You enter the Miles Bennet Dyson Auditorium room (pre-show part) and you can choose out of 3 options where you will stand in the room (front, center, back). After this you will go to the Cyberdyne Presentation/Demonstration Center for the classified preview. Here you can again choose out of 3 situations (front, center, back) which depends on how you watch the show and at what time you enter the area.

That's the basic idea. Don't expect DVD quality with this featurette. As I call it, it's "The complete live experience!" :-)


Now I only need a way to work around that freakin' error.
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#300043
Topic
DVD Lab Pro 2 - Out Of Memory error with compiling
Time
My computer:
Windows XP Home (servicepack 2 installed)
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40 GHz
1.5GB RAM Memory
250 gb hard disc


DVD Lab Pro 2.00 (PR8) (Compiler ver. 4.0.29.0) settings:
Mega-Project

2 VMG Menus, linking to 10 VTS Roots.
Fullscreen 4:3, NTSC 720 x 480.


This is the overview per VTS. I have made sure that every VTS section has at least 1 video (mandotory). However, the VTS section with movie "Black" don't link to this file, it's just there because I didn't have a movie to link to in that VTS.

NOte: with the start, it is linked that it first plays the teaser video from VTS01 and then goes to the VMG main menu.

One might wonder why I have so many menus. This is because a lot of menus have just a cpi with two buttons Previous (pic) and Next (pic). This may not be the source of the error, because the help file cleary says: Each VTS can have 99 Movies and 250 menus.

In this project, there's only 1 subtitle (automatically on) with only 1 line of dialogue which is only applied to 1 movieclip.


Project
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/project01.jpg


VTS 01 - USF
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/teaser.jpg
Menus: 135

VTS 02 - USH
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/easter1.jpg
Menus: 112

VTS 03 - USJ
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/easter2.jpg
Menus: 98

VTS 04 - Facts
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/black.jpg
Menus: 11

VTS 05 - Timeline
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/black.jpg
Menus: 12

VTS 06 - Live
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/live.jpg
Menus: 3

VTS 07 - Workprint
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/workprint.jpg
Menus: 16

VTS 08 - Queue
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/queue.jpg
Menus: 1

VTS 09 - 3D Villain
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/3dvillain.jpg
Menus: 1

VTS 10 - Word/Credits
http://www.hopeofthefuture.net/tmp/black.jpg
- Menus: 6



Reports:
file overview report
links overview report
html report
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#299626
Topic
T-HOPE ULTIMATE TERMINATOR PROJECT (Mainly Released)
Time
Originally posted by: skywalka
I'm really looking forward to this release Maurice. I remember seeing T2 3D on the news here in Australia when I was a kid. All these years I've wondered what it's like. Now that I know it's coming I can't wait!

I saw that you are including parodies which reminded me of something funny from a show that was on TV here over a decade ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ENQT3le7k

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Late_Show_%28Australian_TV_series%29

Thanks, I will think about it. Right now I'm too busy with the T23D problem to focus on anything else. Still thanks :-)
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#299483
Topic
DVD Lab Pro 2 - Out Of Memory error with compiling
Time
Originally posted by: klokwerk
Can you perhaps reinstall DVD-Lab? As long as you have the files stay where they are (project files this is), and keep the ".dal" file. Couldn't you try opening it up again and compiling after a fresh DVD-Lab install?


I already tried to compile the project with 2 versions of DVD Lab Pro, 2.0 and 2.3. The 2.3 was the more up-to-date and a fresh install, but I still got the error essage :-(

Still thanks for the try. I'm thinking to buy more memory, just a test. I will post if this did work after some couple of days.
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#299440
Topic
DVD Lab Pro 2 - Out Of Memory error with compiling
Time
Originally posted by: Moth3r
I can't see any quick or easy way round it, I'm afraid.

Either start again from scratch, build up the structure doing regular test compiles until you find that it fails, or start removing stuff from your current structure until a test compile is successful.


Starting from scratch is not an option.
Yesterday I set the project to mega project and also flushed/freed the memory. Still no luck. I still get an error and even the log file doesn't tell me a thing, because it's not created at this stage of compiling.

Damn it! :-(