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(re)RELEASE: 3.6.10 MediaVPs + PATCH
(re)RELEASE: 3.6.10 Media VPs - 9th of August 2009 versions
RELEASE: Patch - 24th of August 2009


IMPORTANT:
  • This set of MVPs will be validated (and therefore are the only ones that will allow you to save your stats) for multiplayer using 3.6.10 builds!
  • The previous release of 3.6.10 MVPs (9th of December 2008, with the files being last modified on the 8th) is now obsolete and all but MV_Music should be deleted and replaced with these newer versions!
  • MV_Complete is no longer an option due to various problems with supporting such a large file. If you have MV_Complete.vp currently, please be sure to delete it!



Step 1: Ensure you have a working installation of Freespace 2

The MediaVPs require a working installation of retail Freespace 2. If you do not have the retail Freespace 2, it can be purchased from Good Old Games for $6 USD:  http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/freespace_2



Step 2: Get the latest 3.6.10 and Launcher

  • fs2_open 3.6.10 final
  • The latest version of the launcher is Launcher 5.5e. For Launchers for non-windows operating systems, please check the 3.6.10 release post (through the above link) for the appropriate files.

Both the fs2_open_3_6_10.exe and Launcher.exe should be placed in your root Freespace2 install folder. ie: "C:\Games\FreeSpace2"

IMPORTANT:
  • It's a good idea at this point to also copy fs2_open_3_6_10d.exe into your root Freespace2 install folder in case you later on encounter problems you need to ask about on the forums. This is because the debug builds will create the all important "fs2_open.log" file in "C:\Games\FreeSpace2\data" that should always be included in such posts. For more information, please check (all posts!) in The Freespace Troubleshooting FAQ thread in the Freespace and Freespace Open Support Forum



Step 3: Set up the mediavps mod directory

If it does not already exist, create a new folder called "mediavps" in your Freespace 2 install folder, and place the MV_*.vp files in there.
So, if you installed Freespace 2 to "C:\Games\FreeSpace2" then you would place these Media VP files into "C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps"

IMPORTANT:
  • If your mediavps directory does already exist, then it probably has some old VPs and other bits and pieces in it. Delete or move (completely out of the FS directory structure) ALL these old files, leaving you with an empty mediavps folder.
  • Delete all previous 3.6.10 VP files dated 8th of December 2008 except MV_Music (which remains unchanged)
  • Especially delete MV_COMPLETE.VP, as having everything in one VP file turned out to be quite problematic



Step 4: Configure the launcher flags

  • Open the launcher and go to the MOD tab and click "Select MOD". From here select the 'mediavps' folder and click ok.
  • Go to the "Features" tab to activate the specific features FSO offers. The recommended settings are:

    ==> Graphics List:

       Enable Specular
       Enable Glowmaps
       Enable Environment Maps
       Apply Lighting to Missiles
       Enable 3D Shockwaves (Personal preference) (switches shockwaves from always facing the camera to spawning with random orientations)

    ==> Gameplay List:

       Enable 3D Warp
       Enable Flash on Warp (Personal preference) (switches on a simple flare effect that flashes when a subspace vortex opens and closes)

    ==> In the "Custom Flags field" copy & paste (Without the quotes):
       "-ambient_factor 35 -ogl_spec 20 -spec_exp 15 -spec_point 1.2 -spec_static 1.5 -spec_tube 1.5"

    (Note, any of these settings and the others in the lists can be tweaked as desired. See the Wiki Page on Launcher Flags for more information on each one)



Step 5: Download the 3.6.10 MediaVPs themselves!

Place all the contents of these ZIP files straight into your "mediavps" mod folder. (Be sure you're not just dumping zip files in there! FSO can't read zips. :p )

[DOWNLOAD OPTION 1] - Single Zip containing everything in individual VPs:
IMPORTANT: This does not include the 3610_Patch.vp, see below!


OR

[DOWNLOAD OPTION 2] - Single Zip containing everything except MV_Advanced, still in individual VPs:
IMPORTANT: This does not include the 3610_Patch.vp, see below!


OR

[DOWNLOAD OPTION 3] - The individual component VPs:

  • MV_Core.vp (Minimum required for running FSO); Also contains the mod.ini, FSU-MVP.bmp and Readme.txt
    FSMods ;; Mirror

  • MV_Music.vp
    FSMods ;; Mirror

  • MV_Assets.vp
    FSMods  ;; Mirror

  • MV_Effects.vp
    FSMods  ;; Mirror

  • MV_Advanced.vp (For users with higher end machines, this package contains many significantly more demanding textures and effects that may cause poor performance on low end machines)
    FSMods  ;; Mirror




Step 6: Download the 3.6.10 Patch

Once again place all the contents of these ZIP files straight into your "mediavps" mod folder alongside the above VPs.

THE PATCH



Step 7: Play and enjoy! Also, please report any bugs you come across to the FSU Mantis!

IMPORTANT: Known Issues

  • In debug builds upon entering the Ship Lab or Techroom you get:
    Assert: !resize
    File: gropengltexture.cpp
    Line: 622

    and FS then crashes. The issue is that the cubemap used here does not have mip-maps and so on any non-DX10 capable it may crash. A fixed CubeMap.dds file is here: http://www.mediafire.com/?dyejkjlqmm3 which should be placed in \mediavps\data\effects, creating any folders that don't exist already.

  • Upon starting the mission "Training 4" (the mission after you were chasing the Iceni), you get the error:

    Error: Invalid ship/wing name.

    In sexpression: ( is-destroyed-delay 5 "GTT Argo 01" )
    (Error appears to be: GTT Argo 01)
    File: MissionParse.cpp
    Line: 6096

    This is because somehow you downloaded the re-released MediaVPs but missed the patch! So the solution is to just make sure you have the '3610_Patch.vp' file in your mediavps mod folder with all the others and it all should work again.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 02:09:06 am by Jeff Vader »
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Original thread is now a Discussion Thread



Additional VP Downloads:

For those of you wanting to use the MV_Advanced but don't care for the Animated Glow Maps, here is a VP that will turn them off:



VP Hashes and download integrity:

A CRC/Hashes file for the Zips and their VPs can be found here: (Right-Click, "Save As")
FSMods ;; Mirror
You can use a tool such as hashtab or the plugin for Firefox to generate the hashes of the files as you get them to ensure they were downloaded intact. As the VPs are now in Zip files, the Installer has been updated to the newer file links, and should be usable again.

All of the files have been downloaded and checked multiple times now, and have passed Hash checking and decompression.



A contents excerpt from the the Readme:

Code: [Select]
(MV_Core)
[*]3D Warp model {VA}
[*]Ballistic-primary HUD {Goober5000}
[*]Command briefing scrollbars {Goober5000}
[*]FS2NetD (Multiplayer) Config file {MatthewPapa}
[*]'Apply Loadout to Wing' Weapon Select screen art. {Galemp,Goober5000}
[*]Detailed loadout stats {Pnakotus}
[*]Turret alignment fix {Admiral Nelson}
[*]Additional escort list entry {WMCoolmon}
[*]Shield icon {CP5670}
[*]Dragon target LOD fix {Taylor}
[*]Environment mapping default cubemap {Taylor}
[*]Shader files {Taylor/Zacam/WMCoolmon/blackhole}
[*]Splash screen image {DaBrain}
[*]New Squad Logos {Zacam}
[*]Freighter & Cargo Brief Icons fix {Galemp}
[*]New PXO Logo {Galemp}

----------

(MV_Music)
[*]High-Fi Battle and Victory Music for 'Genesis' {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Ambient and Victory Music for 'Exodus' {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Arrival and Victory Music for 'Leviticus' {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Arrival and Battle music for 'Numbers' {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Ambient, Arrival, Battle and Victory Music for 'Deuteronomy'  {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Arrival, Battle and Victory Music for 'Joshua' {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Ambient, Arrival, Battle and Victory music for 'Revelation' {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Music for Briefs 1-5 {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Failure Music {Daniel Wentz}
[*]High-Fi Aquitaine and Cinema Music {Daniel Wentz}

----------

(MV_Assets)
[*]Shine maps for all vessels {Galemp/Lightspeed}
[*]Glow maps for all vessels {Galemp/Lightspeed}
[*]Additional quality textures for many vessels {LightSpeed/DaBrain}
[*]Touched-up Medusa maps {Turambar}
[*]High-poly Aeolus {VA/Raptor}
[*]High-poly Amazon {VA}
[*]High-poly Amazon Advanced {Galemp}
[*]High-poly Anuket model {Taristin}
[*]High-poly Ares {Raa/StratComm}
[*]High-poly Asteroids {Sandwich/StratComm/VA/DaBrain}
[*]High-poly Aten {VA}
[*]High-poly Cerberus/Watchdog {Axem}
[*]High-poly Countermeasure {Axem}
[*]High-poly Deimos {Bobboau/Stratcomm}
[*]High-poly Dis {GalEmp}
[*]High-poly Elysium {Axem}
[*]High-poly Erinyes {FireCrack}
[*]High-poly Faustus {Galemp}
[*]High-poly Fenris/Leviathan model {VA/Karma}
[*]High-poly Hecate {Raven2001/Galemp}
[*]High-poly Hercules {Bobboau}
[*]High-poly Hercules II {Devils_hitman/StratComm}
[*]High-poly Hornet, Interceptor {Galemp}
[*]High-poly Horus (Taristin/VA}
[*]High-poly Iceni {Nx/VA}
[*]High-poly Loki {VA}
[*]High-poly Lucifer {VA}
[*]High-poly Mara {Nico}
[*]High-poly Medusa {StratComm}
[*]High-poly Meson Bomb {Firecrack/VA}
[*]High-poly Mjolnir {StratComm/Mikhael}
[*]High-poly Moloch {WeatherOp}
[*]High-poly Myrmidon model {F1gm3nt/JarC/Raa}
[*]High-poly NavBuoy {Firecrack}
[*]High-poly Orion {Bobboau/Galemp/StratComm}
[*]High-poly Pegasus {StratComm}
[*]High-poly Perseus {Nico}
[*]High-poly Ravana {Raven2001/StratComm}
[*]High-poly SAC 3 {GalEmp}
[*]High-poly Satis {Taristin/StratComm}
[*]High-poly Serapis {Taristin}
[*]High-poly Shivan missiles {VA}
[*]High-poly Sobek {Taristin/StratComm}
[*]High-poly Stilleto II, Harpoon, Helios, and Trebuchet {FireCrack}
[*]High-poly Tempest {blowfish/Zacam}
[*]High-poly Thot {peterv/Esarai/Hades}
[*]High-poly Subspace models {Taristin}
[*]High-poly TAC 1 {Galemp}
[*]High-poly TC-Tri {Black Wolf/VA}
[*]High-poly Terran & Vasudan debris chunks {VA}
[*]High-poly Triton {Vasudan Admiral/Raptor}
[*]High-poly Tsunami, Harbinger, and Cyclops bombs {Galemp}
[*]High-poly Ulysses {peterv/VA}
[*]High-poly Ursa {Firecrack}
[*]High-poly Zeus {VA}
[*]Glowpointed Arcadia & some Terran hi-poly ships {StratComm}
[*]High-res starfield skybox {Lt.Cannonfodder/Herra Tohtori}
[*]Nameplates for all Terran capital ships in main campaign {Admiral Nelson/Zacam}
[*]Fixed and upgraded FS2 missions {Admiral Nelson/Zacam/VA}
[*]Four-player version of the main campaign {AceRimmer/Zacam}
[*]Normal maps for many, many ships {DaBrain}
[*]Other normal maps {Galemp/Herra Tohtori/Zacam/VA}
[*]Fixed Eyepoints for models with cockpits {voidSkipper/Zacam}

----------

(MV_Effects)
[*]High-res planet and nebulae images {Lightspeed/Herra Tohtori}
[*]High-res weapon and weapon impact effects {Lightspeed/DaBrain}
[*]High-res and animated beam effects {DaBrain/Firecrack/Bobboau/VA}
[*]High-res engine glows and flares {Lightspeed/Bobboau/VA}
[*]High-res and astronomically correct suns {Admiral Nelson/m2258734a}
[*]High-res shield hit effect {DaBrain}
[*]High-res motion debris {Sandwich}
[*]Afterburner Trails {Turambar/VA}
[*]High-res subspace effects {VA}
[*]Glowpoints for Terran ships {Stratcomm}
[*]High-res nebula textures {DaBrain}
[*]Low-end 2D & 3D Shockwave {DaBrain}
[*]Fixed retail sun images {CP5670}
[*]New Flak effect {Wanderer}
[*]HUD Velocity Indicator {????/Zacam}
[*]New ParticleSmoke02 {VA}

----------

(MV_Advanced)
[*]High-quality explosion textures {Lightspeed}
[*]Super high-quality 2D & 3D Shockwave {DaBrain}
[*]High-res explosion effects {Lightspeed}
[*]Vasudan Turret effects {Bobboau}
[*]Animated glowmaps (GlowLTL-12.0) {Lightspeed}
[*]Shivan and Vasudan shield effects {DaBrain}
[*]Muzzleflashes {DaBrain}
[*]Asteroid explosion {DaBrain}

(All)
[*]Modular Tables {DaBrain/Wanderer/VA/Zacam/blowfish}



The Team:

FSU Staff:
   DaBrain
   Galemp
   Wanderer
   Herra Tohtori
   Zacam
   Blowfish
   Vasudan Admiral
   peterv
   The_E

MediaVP Testers:
   chief1983
   Backslash
   FUBAR-BDHR
   captain-custard
   mura
   FUBAR-BDHR

Contributors:
   Flaming_Sword
   Hades
   voidskipper
   Esarai

Credits not found in the Readme:

Swantz @ FreeSpaceMods.Net for hosting, Thank You!
Launcher BMP used by this set of MediaVPs: Aardwolf



Coming Soon:

MV_AbolishUberShock: Converts the shockwave back to simple3D while still allowing use of Advanced.
SCP Enhanced Multi-Missions package
Remaining Multiplayer Missions from root_fs2.vp
Single Player Gauntlets a la FSPort (but for FS2!)



Changelist:

Since the initial release, a lot of issues were found, some documented, others not.
Here is a changelog of sorts, though it's not as entirely complete as it should be:
Code: [Select]

==== Patch Changelist: ====

Campaign Missions: With assistance from "The E", single-player and CoOp are all fixed.
In addition, environment lighting for SunDeneb was raised
Missing Cache Files: Included
Shivan Beams: FIXED
VELOCITY INDICATOR RETICLE: Disabled

==== Re-Release Changelist: ====

50+ Commits for the following:

Correct version of MV_Music this time
Credits Updated

GAMEPLAY RELATED:
Localizations Added:
German
French
Polish

Removed SP usage of +Use Table Score

Removed Class Designation from in front of Ship Name
Note: Briefings will still show the Full Class+Name, but in-game and event's will not

SM2-08 no longer causes SEXP overflow, Now has Bonus Goal
You can also no longer get the medal if the Maahes dies

Corrected a lot of CoOp Campaign bugs, including missing Asteroids

Corrected calls of VC1 for Vasudan head ani to VC so they now show

EFFECTS RELATED:
Custom Squad Logo insignias now show in Barracks/Multi

Beam shot sounds corrected

Shivan Beam Glows corrected

Shivan Animated beam size corrected

Missing Mjolnir Glowmap added

Missile Trails reverted

Galemps new PXO animation

Woolie Wools CubeMap and Glass texture added

Corrected Stars.tbl
Added files that got missed from Enhancment project

Some EFF timings slightly adjusted for smoother behaviour

2D Shockwave now explicitly defined for weapons
(Hopefully the above will mean weapon specific shockwaves in the future)

Multiple Shaders fixes:
No more blinding death polygons

Scripts Added: (please don't kill me, I had to!)
Flak enhancement effect (works with or without MV_Advanced)
HUD Velocity Indicator (useful if you are using a glide mod or whatnot)


MODEL RELATED:
SFr Dis, Sac 3 and Rahu get Animated Glows from Flaming Sword
MV_Abolish entries made to disable the above (why would you want to do that?)

High Poly Thoth added.
Model by: peterv
Conversion: Esarai
POF Data: Hades

Myrmidon gets smoothing by blowfish

Faustus get's Glowpoints by Hades

Horus Debris get's fixed, as does it's glowmap

TAC 1 got an extra LOD via tbm? Corrected

Multiple eyepoint corrections, everybody thank voidskipper

Deimos turret firing points aligned to barrels

Mentu turret firing points aligned to barrels

GVG Anuket centering corrected

Lucifer POF correction

Isis model corrected

Aten Dockpoint Fixed

Added more Shivan Secondaries
Animated Glowmaps for Shivan Secondaries by Flaming_Sword
(MV_Abolish entries for the above added, you make me cry)

No more NULL MOI's, I hope

Original Hornet (used as Swarmer, Cluster Baby and Cluster Bomb Baby)) is now blue




**SUPPORT NOTICE**

While we took every effort we could to make gameplay as smooth and as rewarding as possible in this release, some things are always a matter of personal taste. Some people may feel creatively inclined to modify the resources within these VP's to their own ends. And as this is an open community project, you are certainly free to do so. But when it comes to the MediaVP's themselves, we cannot bug-fix or troubleshoot anything involving custom or modified content that was not created by the team for a specific effect (EG: The Abolish VP's.) So, to best facilitate fixes and future work, please only report issues with non-modified content.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2009, 02:28:57 am by Vasudan Admiral »
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Re: (re)RELEASE: 3.6.10 MediaVPs + PATCH
TROUBLESHOOTING INFO:

CRCs from a fs2_open.log file:
(First section: MediaVP files and file contents count)
Code: [Select]
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\3610_Patch.vp' with a checksum of 0x07e72699
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Advanced.vp' with a checksum of 0xd06bf123
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Assets.vp' with a checksum of 0xc9e372bb
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Core.vp' with a checksum of 0x0dc7bb8f
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Effects.vp' with a checksum of 0xa3141c30
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Music.vp' with a checksum of 0x4dbbbe96
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\3610_Patch.vp' ... 180 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Advanced.vp' ... 2868 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Assets.vp' ... 1810 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Core.vp' ... 146 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Effects.vp' ... 1046 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\mediavps\MV_Music.vp' ... 32 files
(Second Section: Retail files and contents count)
Code: [Select]
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\FS2OGGcutscenepack.vp' with a checksum of 0x84396e99
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\multi-mission-pack.vp' with a checksum of 0x377695e0
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\multi-voice-pack.vp' with a checksum of 0xd50e7442
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\root_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xce10d76c
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\smarty_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xddeb3b1e
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x164fe65a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_hi_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xa11d56f1
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\stu_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xd77da83a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango1_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x4c25221e
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango2_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x86920b82
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango3_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x705e8d71
Found root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\warble_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xd85c305d
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\FS2OGGcutscenepack.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\multi-mission-pack.vp' ... 110 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\multi-voice-pack.vp' ... 307 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\root_fs2.vp' ... 157 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\smarty_fs2.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_fs2.vp' ... 3027 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\sparky_hi_fs2.vp' ... 1337 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\stu_fs2.vp' ... 2355 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango1_fs2.vp' ... 32 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango2_fs2.vp' ... 15 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\tango3_fs2.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\FreeSpace2\warble_fs2.vp' ... 52 files
Report MediaVP issues, now on the MediaVP Mantis! Read all about it Here!
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[08/01 16:53:31] <EveningTea> dhauidahh
[08/01 16:53:32] <EveningTea> sak
[08/01 16:53:40] * EveningTea froths at the mouth
[08/01 16:53:40] <sigtau> i broke him, boys