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Offline 5thAce

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath Reboot
Pretty Cool campaign, just finished it. Just a couple questions about the ending however:

Spoiler:
After the Archangel destroys the royal Sathanas, what happens to the Shivans? Did the GTVA effectively take control of the Shiva system at that point? Did GTVA forces attempt a landing on Shiva or maybe open a dialogue with the Shivans after their emperor's death? Do the Shivans even have anymore ships after that point? Part of me was thinking that the Archangel was going to give Shiva the Vasuda Prime treatment  :lol:.

Anyways, great campaign, had a lot of fun playing it - especially the Avenger. Can't wait for the sequel!


 

Offline CT27

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Herkie may or may not tell you more, but for now I'll say some of those questions will be answered in the sequel.

 

Offline herkie423

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath Reboot
NEW UPDATE RELEASED

The Journal System and the HUD Message Box feature has been added. There will be an additional file named "AF-Extra.vp" in the mod folder. Please note that by downloading this update, your campaign progress and unlocked weapons and intel in the "Techroom" will be reset to the beginning. This is my fault and I apologize. The original campaign file name had spaces in it --- "The Aftermath.fc2." The journal script line locating the campaign file do not support spaces. So I have to rename it. In the game start up screen, the "Main Hall," you will recieve a Pop up box directing you to select a campaign or to select a pilot profile. Just re-select the same campaign title, "The Aftermath" or you might want to create a new profile.

The OP is updated. A new item with the name "AF-Extra" is added to the list of Download Links. The old item that that is updated in the list is the "AF-Root." Download this item (filename: "AF-RootMain005.rar") and the new item added in the list (filename: "AF-Extra.rar").

Update Changes:

- The Journal System and the HUD Message Box feature has been added.
  The missions were updated to accommodate those features.
- Minor adjustments to some weapons. Shivan torpedoes are faster now.
- Minor re-balancing to some missions

I tweaked the placement of the Message Box and changed the look...


« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 10:11:09 pm by herkie423 »

 

Offline CT27

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Herkie, I think you need to change the OP a bit on something.


What you have listed in the OP as the alternate ending (which is now the canon ending that leads to Blue Guardian) is listed as AFCampV2.  However, when I put the new AFCampV2 in the folder I got the old "Reboot" ending.
To get the more upbeat (now canon) ending I had to put the new "AF-Missions1" back in.



I also PMed you about some technical issues involving "Dragon Slayer" and didn't post them here because they involved spoilers (maybe I just remembered it now, but I think that the error where the Avenger's AA cannons in first person view fired like it was third person view also happened in the version before this update).



« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 01:32:45 am by CT27 »

 

Offline herkie423

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath Reboot
Really? I will check. I'm pretty sure that the updated AF-Mission1 is with the upbeat ending.

Regarding the Avenger. If you see your ship (only the front of it), its intended. I placed a flag to make your ship visible in First Person View. Sort of like a cockpit view. BP did this with the Karuna. You do not control the AA cannons directly. Did you set their turret gruop mode to "track?" If so, they will shoot only at your selected target.

Maybe you are referring to the first capship mission where you are piloting a Boreas. It is armed only with AA guns.

 

Offline CT27

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When I looked in the tech room and was playing with the new AF-Mission1, the correct (more upbeat) cutscene was listed as the correct one "A Sacrifice".  However, when I played "Dragon Slayer" through the techroom, that mission played as if it were the original downer version.

Does that make sense?



As for the Avenger, I played "Dragon Slayer", and in first person view I didn't see any of the ship.  Maybe that's part of the problem?

 

Offline herkie423

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath Reboot
Yeah, another mistake. The way I copy-paste things. I have not thought that one of the difference between the two versions includes the mission "Dragon Slayer." Anyway, it will be quick fix. I will update the OP and take out the AF-Root for the moment.

If you reached this far now, you are fast.

 

Offline CT27

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Yeah, another mistake. The way I copy-paste things. I have not thought that one of the difference between the two versions includes the mission "Dragon Slayer." Anyway, it will be quick fix. I will update the OP and take out the AF-Root for the moment.

If you reached this far now, you are fast.

(I also said this in the PM) In the techroom under missions, press Ctrl+Shift+S and it shows the whole list of missions/cutscenes in a campaign and you can play any single one you want.

 

Offline herkie423

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath Reboot
WARNING

Do not update now.

There is a mistake in just two of the mission files. Thanks CT for bringing this up. Hold the update first until I tesolve the problem which will be quick. The AF-Root item is taken down for now.

For those who already downloaded the update and started it, continue the campaign then stop in Act 9 so you won't lose your progress when you update again. Re-download the item AF-Root when I fix it.

By the way, CT. You should start at the beginning or your journal will not be updated.

 

Offline CT27

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I'll start over when the update is ready.


By the way, what exactly do you mean by "Journal" in this campaign update?
I think I may have an idea but I just want to be sure.

 

Offline herkie423

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath Reboot
UPDATE FIXED AND READY FOR DOWNLOAD

Everybody can download now...

That was a quick fix. Whew!

 

Offline herkie423

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath Reboot
I'll start over when the update is ready.


By the way, what exactly do you mean by "Journal" in this campaign update?
I think I may have an idea but I just want to be sure.

The Journal Feature used in BP, BTA and many new campaigns. There is a pair of new buttons in the briefing room (Campaign Mode and not Single Mission Mode). I have posted some images of those screens in my previous replies.

Oh yes, the AF-MissionsV1 is the original Reboot and and the alternate AF-MissionsV2 is the cannon upbeat version. just like before. So I no longer need to revise the OP. The files in Mediafire were replaced but the links are the same.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2017, 12:13:43 am by herkie423 »

  

Offline CT27

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I think I figured out why I couldn't see the Avenger in 1st person view in "Slaying Dragons" (the new name for the "Dragon Slayer" mission) the other day.



When I couldn't see the ship in first person, I was playing the recently released FS0 3.8.0 RC3.  I tried switching back to FS0 3.7.4 Final and I could see the ship in first person view now.  I'm not sure how to fix it in the new version but at least I found a reason why things might be different.