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FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Let's just chalk this up as the Summer of FreeSpace.  This is awesome. :D

(Unfortunately, at the rate the download of this uber-huge file is going, it might not be until fall before I get to play with it. :p)

So does this download include all of the different versions of mjn.mixael's hi-res cutscenes, or just the 1080p ones?  I already have the 720p set downloaded, since my machine sort of chokes on the full-sized ones.  Maybe it's just the 4+ hours left on my download talking, but I can't help but wonder if it would have been wiser to split things up a bit, so people don't wind up downloading components they may not need.

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
IIRC this includes the 720p cutscenes, as they're the ones most people can use with a balance between quality and performance. And you're almost certain to want to download the whole package, because every VP has been updated. Even the cutscenes package is tweaked. :)
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Ooh, 1.2GB. Definately have to wait for my day off before I snag this.

Also, WOOT RAVE SHIVANS!

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
*****in'.  I just started a playthrough of FS1 2 hours ago.  Glad you released this before I got too much further.  :yes:

 
Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Gah, only a complete package download? Damn, I'll be waiting for ages to grab this.

Any chance we'll be able to grab the different components of this release seperately? Also, will there be a 3.6.12 update released for Silent Threat: Reborn?
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
I've spammed the HLP Facebook wall. I'll take a look at it over the weekend myself, if I have the time. :)
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Also, will there be a 3.6.12 update released for Silent Threat: Reborn?

Yep, we're just waiting on a few things. :)
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
There's something horribly wrong with the HTL Anubis shine maps.
It's like, bright orange.

EDIT: did you use GIMP? Apparently its DXT5 exporter's broken at the moment, and it makes SHIIINY ships.
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Sweet. Can't wait to um, how shall we say...... Relive my childhood. :nervous:

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
There's something horribly wrong with the HTL Anubis shine maps.
It's like, bright orange.

It's definitely orange in PCS2 but it looks fine in-game (if a little glossy.) I used nvdxt to make the shine maps, with the same configuration I've always used. Of course I've never been very good at them.
A FSPort MediaVPs patch will pop up once VA has finished the Hades. If anyone wants to redo the Anubis shine maps using the new textures, be my guest.

Any chance we'll be able to grab the different components of this release seperately?

I tried that with the last release and it kind of made a mess of the release thread and the installation instructions. I figured 90% of players would want the whole shebang in one pack and let it download overnight instead of starting nine individual downloads.

Once someone mirrors it, they can split it into a three or four part 7z archive. Or someone can start seeding it on a torrent site. But by default it's much easier to follow the instructions this way.
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Or use the FSO Installer, once it's updated.

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Much improved. Destroying the cargo containers in the Training mission has never looked better. The skybox in The Field of Battle could use a little work. It was rather jarring jumping from new nebulas and starboxes to the asteroid and planet.

Excelsior!

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
*having read release thread* *droooooooollllll*

I'm going to have to wait a bit before i download (other family members chewed up bandwidth this month :sigh:) but just what i see in the screenies (and what i've seen in previous threads) tells me how good this is. Hats off to all you guys for all of it; epic win simply could never cover it! :yes:

Would like to give extra pats on the back to Galemp for the technical spec anims and mjn.mixael for the cutscene upgrades; it's the little touches like those that make the Port so special and i apprechiate the time they must have taken. Those beam punch through effects from Cobra look impressive too.

Looking forward to giving it a whirl!
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Christ this file is enormous... :eek2:

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Well I know what I'll be downloading at uni tomorrow :p

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
Did the new release fix the problems with the faustus medical cruiser, the elysium medical cruiser and the medical cargo container?

Never mind I see they are fixed.
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
This is brilliant. Just a few questions:

How are the backgrounds for the missions picked? Because in the original, the nebulae in the first two proper missions are dark blue/green. For me, that was a key part of the atmosphere, and it made searching for the Vasudan fighters in the asteroid field so much more epic. In this one... they're all bright orange. Quite a contrast is all I'm saying.

Also, the weird asteroid-and-planet in The Field of Battle was fairly low-res for me... again, detracted from the atmosphere. Is that a fault on my end?

But seriously, apart from those two small issues, it's awesome.

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
This is brilliant. Just a few questions:

How are the backgrounds for the missions picked? Because in the original, the nebulae in the first two proper missions are dark blue/green. For me, that was a key part of the atmosphere, and it made searching for the Vasudan fighters in the asteroid field so much more epic. In this one... they're all bright orange. Quite a contrast is all I'm saying.

Also, the weird asteroid-and-planet in The Field of Battle was fairly low-res for me... again, detracted from the atmosphere. Is that a fault on my end?

But seriously, apart from those two small issues, it's awesome.

CommanderDJ
I agree with both of these concerns, however there are reasons for them. Both of the first missions took place in Betelgeuse which has a red colour, so the team saw it fit to color the nebulae accordingly. I think.

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Discussion!
When "use models for weapons selection" is enabled the primary weapons still use the old selection outlines rather than the models.
Normal people believe that if it isn't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it isn't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
The difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers is:
Mechanical Engineers build weapons.  Civil Engineers build targets
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