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Offline Admiral Nelson

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Sync

Sync - the Sync drive hurls you and your friends into unexplored space and past the edge of sanity. Loosely and eerily related to Transcend, Ransom Arceihn's debut is in it for the story, with gameplay taking amicable but sometimes stilted second fiddle. The slow psychological degradation of your wingmates and companions reflects Ransom's preoccupation with the deprivation and isolation of space travel, the horrors that echo in a space more vast than the human mind.

This new version of Sync has been cleaned up and debugged for use with the latest builds and Media VPs. Additionally, nameplates have been added throughout the campaign.

1) INSTALLATION

* Extract all contents of the zip file to your Freespace folder.
* Select the mod "Sync" via your FSOpen mod launcher.
NOTE: This release requires that you have installed the MediaVPs 2014.  There should thus be folders named the following in your Freespace2 directory:
MediaVPs_2014

2) CREDITS

Ransom Arceihn - Original concept and campaign
Admiral Nelson - Patch to version 1.1 as documented below
FrikgFeek - Testing

3) FIXES IN 1.1

Nameplates added for ships which support these
Ensure proper functioning with MediaVPs 2014
The high(er) poly Hedetet replaces the ancient low poly model
Minor FRED bugfixes
Spelling fixes
Dialogue fixes pertaining to ship names
Player orders that could break missions removed
Certain missions made more tolerant of unexpected player behavior

4) DOWNLOAD

Mediafire

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Man, where is a "mod parent up" feature when you need one!

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Offline Cobra

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Man, I really want to get this voice-acted.

Hmm.
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Offline PVD_Hope

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Man, I really want to get this voice-acted.

Hmm.

You know, a buddy of mine suggested that to me a while back, but we both realized that, honestly, it's not likely to work.

Like Vassago's Dirge, anything less than inhumanly awesome voice acting would fail to do it justice. You'd need someone who could get into the role of a desperate individual, ripped out of his normal life, thrown into a cosmic horror story, deprived of sleep and in the cockpit for weeks (months? years technically speaking :P) and trying to retain some shreds of sanity.

And such voice actors don't come cheap, especially what with 30-40 missions needing voicework.
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I dunno. I think I could manage that kind of emotion. Maybe I'll take a crack at a couple spots some time just to see if I can match the tone of the campaign with some voice acting. Also, have you heard the voice acting for Blue Planet or Derelict? Awesome stuff, and all, last I checked, volunteer work.
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Awesome stuff, and all, last I checked, volunteer work.
Battuta had to pay people for some major BP roles (e.g. Simms, simply due to the sheer number of lines).
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<MageKing17> "There's probably a reason the code is the way it is" is a very dangerous line of thought. :P
<MageKing17> Because the "reason" often turns out to be "nobody noticed it was wrong".
(the very next day)
<MageKing17> this ****ing code did it to me again
<MageKing17> "That doesn't really make sense to me, but I'll assume it was being done for a reason."
<MageKing17> **** ME
<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

<@The_E> Welcome to OpenGL, where standards compliance is optional, and error reporting inconsistent

<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

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<MageKing17> TIL the entire homing code is held up by shoestrings and duct tape, basically.

 
I had no idea. Wow.
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Offline Cobra

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Also, have you heard the voice acting for Blue Planet or Derelict? Awesome stuff, and all, last I checked, volunteer work.

Still took Blaise a while to get all of Derelict acted, and a bunch of people weren't even members of HLP... though I think all of us, myself included, did fairly well despite being total amateurs.
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Yeah, we did all right for being a bunch of random members trying their best, but certainly nowhere near the nigh-professional level that the likes of BP and ST:R have managed.  I know there was an attempt at doing Transcend ages ago, and I even got a script for it, but as far as I know no one really wound up submitting anything substantial.

 
 
Bit late to the party, but:  thanks a lot for this one! I really enjoyed playing this golden classic with all the latest goodies. Keep up the good work!

Here's hoping for Transcend next :nervous:

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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Y'know I did a bunch with Transcend, but I replaced some of its old models with newer, higher quality models.  I then remembered that the last mission had the video gameplay sequence which now did not match the new models.  :banghead:

I suppose I'll come back to it later, but right now I have a different project in the works....
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