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Offline Sab0o

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I ~might~ do some more work on that texture. It has a few pretty flat places.
Is Sab0o going to retexture every ship in WoD? Totally wouldn't be against that. :D
Lol, nah. Just the ones I want to.

hohoho, we're havin' a party on next WoD release.
You sure do plan your parties ahead of time.

 

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So whats new?
Well, thanks to the relentless efforts of Axem, WoD2 is now a stand alone! It no longer needs the mediavp's or freespace to work now. And somewhere down the line, WoD1 might receive the same treatment.
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline The E

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Yayifications!

Hey, I have an idea! Release it as an indie game!

No seriously. FSO could use a new IP like that.
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Offline -Norbert-

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Can I still play it as "only" a mod, so I don't have to have duplicates of any files flying around?

 

Offline AndrewofDoom

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Can I still play it as "only" a mod, so I don't have to have duplicates of any files flying around?

It's standalone, which means mixing it with FS2 resources is a bad idea.
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Offline Rodo

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stand alone? well that's a ton of work right there.

kudos!
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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I wouldn't say "ton", after all most WoD was already made of original materials. It's just a matter of taking the time to find and replace missing files here and there. Boring and time consuming for sure though.
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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Rodo

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It's just a matter of taking the time to find and replace missing files here and there. Boring and time consuming for sure though.

Well from my pov, that's a ton of work :p
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Niiice, that's quite a step there, Sir Spoon.
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Offline Jellyfish

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Will WoD1's standalone rerelease (if any) contain updated content? A Director's Cut, if you will?
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Offline Spoon

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Yayifications!

Hey, I have an idea! Release it as an indie game!

No seriously. FSO could use a new IP like that.
I'd never thought I would live to see the day in which The E said "Yayifications"  :D

How would you go about releasing it as an indie game? I'm pretty clueless on this tbh.

Can I still play it as "only" a mod, so I don't have to have duplicates of any files flying around?
This was one of the reasons which in my mind justified not going stand alone. (I'm a lazy person too, but that aside) But Axem was all like "You've practically replaced all of the effects and maps already!" and he was mostly right. While there will be some duplicate files, the actual size of these files is probably less than 5% of the total filesize of WoD.

Will WoD1's standalone rerelease (if any) contain updated content? A Director's Cut, if you will?
I do would like to take the chance to change the missions I'm not happy with (and to remove the bugtastic red alert from the missions that use it) and such. But I'd like to get WoD2 out of the door first.
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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Can I still play it as "only" a mod, so I don't have to have duplicates of any files flying around?

It's standalone, which means mixing it with FS2 resources is a bad idea.

Actually you can run standalones as mods just fine.
I run INFR1U as a mod even though it technically *should* be standalone.

Just need to know a bit about how FS2 loads files. You could also get rid of the redundancies as well if you wanted, in essence going backwards from Standalone to dependent. But that's more work that its worth. Just shove it into a mod folder and just select it in the launcher and it'll still work.

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Offline Lorric

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Does this mean I won't be able to FRED WOD2? :(

I wanted the first mission I made to be a Wings of Dawn 2 one. If it came out in the not too distant future anyway. I would have asked permission first. I've had some vague ideas for something set in the Terran-Vasudan war failing that. But am hampered by the lack of a Vasudan vessel between the Aten and Typhon, and the canon limit on Typhon destruction. Can't even use a Vasudan installation as a workaround as there are none.

Or am I barking up the wrong tree here? Do you mean it's running on a different engine to the Freespace 2 one or not?
« Last Edit: January 20, 2012, 11:17:19 am by Lorric »

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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... wait what.

Standalone means it does not require any retail data. Of course WoD will run on the FSO engine, what else could it run on.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Lorric

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... wait what.

Standalone means it does not require any retail data. Of course WoD will run on the FSO engine, what else could it run on.

Oh, okay. Someone said something about releasing it as an indie game or something, and it made me think someone without Freespace 2 or FSO could just download it and play it, because it didn't run on those anymore. Which might cut my access to FRED.

 

Offline -Norbert-

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If it's going to be like The Babylon Project or the Wing Commander Saga, the download will even contain a FRED exe. But if you install it into a different folder than FS2, you'll have to copy the files containing the non-WoD ships over, preferably into their own mod folder, to make sure they don't mess up the "vanilla" WoD2.

Edited for a rather funny typo
« Last Edit: January 20, 2012, 01:08:50 pm by -Norbert- »

 

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Can Has Dawn 2.0 screenshot?

 

Offline -Norbert-

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Such things happen, when the food is just finished and just want to dig in, without proof-reading your text before hitting the post button ;)

 

Offline Lorric

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If it's going to be like The Babylon Project or the Wing Commander Saga, the download will even contain a FRED exe. But if you install it into a different folder than FS2, you'll have to copy the files containing the non-WoD ships over, preferably into their own mod folder, to make sure they don't mess up the "vanilla" WoD2.

Edited for a rather funny typo

Well, I hope it can just work like the other Freespace 2 mods (like I already know I can FRED WoD1 if I want to, FRED runs on whatever mod is currently selected.)

I don't know why anyone would want to seperate from Freespace in the first place.

Enjoy your food. Mine will be ready pretty soon also :)

 

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Don't worry Lorric.
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them