Author Topic: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I  (Read 2633 times)

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Offline Goober5000

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
I tested the new mission on a different computer and it works for me.  Try creating a new pilot, or playing a different mission with the same pilot before coming back to this one.

Make sure you don't have any loose sa_s1_01.fs2 files floating around anywhere.  In fact, extract the one you have and attach it here so I can take a look.

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
How/where would I extract that particular file?


(BTW, some good news though:  creating a new pilot and playing it through the techroom worked.  It also worked to play it through your special 'branch' campaign link you posted).

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
It's in scroll.vp.  But I suspect switching to a new campaign cleared the cache and allowed the loadout to be regenerated properly.

  

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
The first post has been rewritten into a proper release-style post. :)

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
That's too bad there is no more interest in one of the oldest project in HLP's history. That's it? Four pages of posts?
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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
I'm surprised as well. :sigh:

We do know a lot of people play the mods; FSMods regularly gets 3 TB of traffic per month.  But it appears that those who download and play are not necessarily those who post on the forum.

 

Offline Gloriano

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
Trying to find some time to play this, been waiting for this a long time Grats on release!
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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
Thanks!  Looking forward to your comments. :)

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
I'm surprised as well. :sigh:

We do know a lot of people play the mods; FSMods regularly gets 3 TB of traffic per month.  But it appears that those who download and play are not necessarily those who post on the forum.

What's it about, like what is the poster slogan, the log line, beyond 'Vasudans'

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
What's it about, like what is the poster slogan, the log line, beyond 'Vasudans'

Yeah, sorry for that earlier explanation, it was rather flippant.

It is a tale of the rise and fall of a group of Vasudans, who came to be called by the term Atankharz'ythi, which means wanderers.  It is a tale of hubris and humility, of the search for meaning and purpose, and ultimately of the search for a force of good that can overcome the force of evil that is the Shivans.

Scroll is also one of the few campaigns that features a branching storyline.  Both Part I and Part II feature sections where the same period of time is chronicled from two different perspectives.

And we also wanted to make a bunch of really fun missions in the mode of classic campaigns like Derelict and Inferno.  The Scroll modpack borrows quite a few ships from the latter.

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
One thing I forgot to say earlier, I loved that new heavy Vasudan fighter you had in the campaign.  The Reshef (sp?) was really fun to fly (it was described in the campaign as a Vasudan Erinyes).

Can we fly that in Scroll II? :)

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
I think that's a safe assumption. :)

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
I know it's not going to be the main focus of the campaign since this is a Vasudan campaign, but are we going to see new Terran fighters in Scroll II (since we've seen a new Terran cruiser and the Warlock in Scroll)?  IIRC, Scroll took place a decade after Capella and I think you said somewhere Scroll II will take place a couple years later.


Concerning Vasudan ships though, I liked that new corvette (that could hold 32 craft) and it was great seeing the Tanen in action again (I haven't seen it since Inferno).

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
We included a bunch of new Terran fighters in the modpack, but we didn't really have an opportunity to feature them.  But they will definitely make an appearance in Part II, along with several additional ships.

Glad you liked the Udjat and the Tanen.  Check out the tech room as well; there are a number of ships that never actually showed up in the campaign.

On a related note, I was particularly excited to see TrashMan's WIP.  The Orc/Blade will be making an appearance in Part II, as the Terran counterpart to the Vasudan Udjat.

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
Okay that sounds pretty cool