JasonTL12 Posted July 9, 2005 Share Posted July 9, 2005 Ok, at the moment i'm putting together my TC concept, which includes gathering information on the right characters to put into the game in terms of being timeline appropriate, having major roles within the time line and the appropriate attributes and/or ranks, and pretty much just making the game more fun and the way i want to play it After this is done, I can get back to digging through ResHack and using Rebed to put the finishing touches on. Wow, that sounds so easy, too bad its still a few months away until it all comes to fruition. So, more to the point. I've spent the last couple hours doing searches on the net and here in the forums, and I'm still a bit confused about ranks and their insignias. Yes, I know that, in the movies, some of the rank insignias were just goofs, and that ANH is just way out there in terms of rank insignias from ESB and ROTJ, but I've found about 4-5 sites (some of which were referenced here) that have ranks listed and pictures of of the insignia bars and cylinders, but I'm still a bit befuddled. The problem is that, although they are pretty close, the sites disagree on some of the insignias and/or cylinders used to denote specific ranks. The insignias from ANH don't help matter much, as many of the references have insignias for both the "old" and "new" systems. To make matters even worse, the original pictures in SWR are a little screwy too, showing combinations of bars and cylinders that I can't find in any of the Databases and Databanks I've found. Griff has 6 blue, 6 red, and a 1 cylinder on boths sides, which would put him where, between fleet admiral and high admiral???? Veers has 4, 4, and one cylinder. Is he only a major general and not a Lt. or "four-star"general??? Is it possible that the Army and Navy have different systems? But, if so, how can Commander Praji be in the army system because there is no such rank as "commander" for army forces. Maybe he is an army Lt. Colonel overseeing the stromrtoopers attatched to the Devastator that searched the Tantive IV and Lord Vader just misspoke. We're given ranks in the forums for posting. From what I've seen, the ranks and insignias used in the forums are pretty much the ones agreed upon my most people and concurrent with most of what i've seen in the databanks. Some of you have been very nice to me by replying to my post about starting my TC project, and i hope that will continue So here is the actual question. Does anybody out there have any idea about which system is the "most" correct in terms of websites or databases. At the moment i have FFURG, Wikipedia, Imperial News Grid, and the Star Wars Technical Commentary. Any suggestions on which one to follow? And now for the really big question I'm not sure which one(s) of you put the ranks up in the forums, but would you happen to have a zip file of all those little named .gifs that you'd be willing to send to me via email firstname.lastname@example.org (or better yet, put in the downloads section for everybody's reference)????? As I'm working on my TC, i want to make all the charaters as correct and true to form by finding pictures, editing pictures, and even making pictures (anything but using the less than perfect original ones in the game). As i was doing this tongiht, I did make my first card of Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn, complete with new picture (the most real looking one out there that you can't really see his insignia, so i mirrored the image and found a GA insignia that i resized, tilted, and pasted on his chest), new background, and new Galactic Empire emblem. Only problem is that I mistakenly used the first set of insignia pictues i found, which had a supreme (apparently now changed to lord within the last hour) admiral at the top of the list where i thought grand admiral should be, lol. So, its a reverse of how it should really be. i could mirror the pic, but then the insignia would be on his left chest, which i think would be even worse. I'll fix it soon, but if anybody wants to take a look at the bitmap, let me know. If anybody could provide me with the correct system with pictures of them, that would be fantastic. I'd love to use them to make sure all of my in-game pictures are true to form. During game play, i can also change the EData and hack the DLL bitmaps so that if i decide to give someone a promotion, i can just change the pics and i'll have the correct current rank showing up during mission reports As a side note but on the same topic of rank and insignia, just FYI, i read this somwhere today. The Moff Honorific is granted to Imperial Governers so that they have complete control over all of the armed forces in their territory. However, the Moff title can also be given to Imperial officers overseeing special projects, productions, or organizations. These Moff officers are directly appointed by the Emperor and the title gives them rank over all Imperial personnel, military and civillian working on the project or within the organization. This may explain Jerjerrod's insignia, the fact that vader addresses him as "Commander", and even his young age to be a Moff. Or, it may just be a cover up for the blunder You'd think he'd have some kind of visible indication for the Moff title even if he is only at the rank of commander. Just food for thought. Thanks all, later. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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