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Offline AV8R

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So Why No Single Mission Repository?
Other than the data/bandwidth to support it?

Surely there could be another site that can easily/cheaply host single mission files for those who just like to play a bunch of different single missions just for fun (FS1 had a bunch of single missions/short campaigns in it's tech room, while FS2 had none).

Why does everything have to be a campaign? Sometimes fun, one-use, shoot-em-ups are a nice departure/escape from the doldrums of life when you don't want to get your head into the intricacies of a campaign. Just load the mission, load up your ship, shoot things and jump out at the end. Mission accomplished.

Too little? Not challenging enough? There are skill level presets for those who play everything on INSANE (but why?)   :P

Again, just wondering why noobs/veterans/experts don't have a place to upload single missions they want others to test/try/have fun with. Thoughts?

 

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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
The problem is that single missions seems to be weirdly unpopular here on HLP. I guess one part of it is that it takes as much effort to install a single mission as a campaign. So why not do the latter?
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
Makes me wonder if after the 1.0 release of Knossos, we could consider some kind of way (new feature) to use that to distribute single missions...
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
just wondering why noobs/veterans/experts don't have a place to upload single missions they want others to test/try/have fun with.
...Do they not? What's stopping people from uploading single missions to fsfiles?
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
Follow up question; what would be the limits for just posting a sticky thread for single missions?  In terms of file size, they wouldn't generally be as large as most of the images posted here.  (Just as an example, some of the largest mission files I have handy top out at just under 600kb--and those are exceptions, rather than the rule; by comparison most image files generally *start* about that size.)
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
That's assuming the single missions only use base FS2 assets. Some like to add a new ship, script, or other thing that makes installing a little more wonky.
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
Problem is that the forum upload system periodically wipes itself. So if you uploaded missions rather than hosting them somewhere you'd risk them getting "deleted by a ninja" or whatever.
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
The problem is that single missions seems to be weirdly unpopular here on HLP. I guess one part of it is that it takes as much effort to install a single mission as a campaign. So why not do the latter?

For newer players especially, but also for me occasionally, there is also the effort of finding the single missions to play within the game.  E.g. "Which mod or campaign has to be selected?"  "How do i get to the tech room?"
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Offline AV8R

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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
The problem is that single missions seems to be weirdly unpopular here on HLP. I guess one part of it is that it takes as much effort to install a single mission as a campaign. So why not do the latter?

For a total computer noob, maybe. But most (Windows) users would know to place the mission file under \FREESPACE\MOD\DATA\MISSIONS and it magically shows up in the tech room under single missions. Perhaps a short How-To blurb can be stated at the top of the repository download page, as a suggestion.

...Do they not? What's stopping people from uploading single missions to fsfiles?

Sorry, I had no idea that existed.   :nervous:

 

Offline NickM

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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
A brilliant idea! If people could just post the missions along with the campaign (fan made or otherwise) it came from, why I wouldn't even have to try to install the actual campaign.

 
Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
Humm....an idea...say someone starts designing a mission, completes it and post it here. Another person makes another mission based upon the first one. Then another person makes on based on theirs. I know it would be kinda wacky, but I also think it would be fun and quite different as well thinking outside the box here :)
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
And what about specific mod requirements? Let's say someone made a mission that requires Blue Planet and Diaspora for example.
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
What about it?
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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
Just ignore Bryan See, karajorma. He's someone of whom everyone wants to ask the question Dorothy asked the scarecrow in the MGM Wizard of Oz movie; to wit, "What would you do with a brain if you had one?" He was asked three standard Turing questions in another thread, as well as one of the most well known Voight-Kampf questions from Blade Runner, and he answered none of them. So we're not entirely sure he's a sentient being.
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Offline AV8R

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Re: So Why No Single Mission Repository?
A brilliant idea! If people could just post the missions along with the campaign (fan made or otherwise) it came from, why I wouldn't even have to try to install the actual campaign.

I would think a majority would probably be FS1/FS2 single missions but yes, there are many campaigns that have been developed that some would probably create single missions for. Well, they know who they are - and as long as the single missions are categorized under what ever campaign they were developed for, there should be little issue. Maybe even put a file name requisite for uploads (FS1 campaign files begin with "FS1_" or FS2 with "FS2_" Diaspora with "DIA_" Blue Planet with "BP_" etc). This would help with categorizing uploads (and rejecting uploads that don't fit the file naming conventions).  :rolleyes: