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Offline Cobra

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Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
I demand to be written as a character who starts out annoying the **** out of Holley but grows tolerable.

:V
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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Counteroffer: You get one scene where Holley calls you a nerd and you're never seen or heard from again.

 

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Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
Counteroffer: You get one scene where Holley calls you a nerd and you're never seen or heard from again.

Counter-counter offer: I get that scene plus I'm made into a red shirt in a later mission and commented on as "that Viper guy".
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
Tell you what, I'm feeling super generous. You can have a scene where Holley calls you a nerd AND you'll be an actual NPC that flies with the player in an escort mission. Survival not guaranteed.

And maybe... maybe if the opportunity presents itself, I'll let your status carry over and someone can call you by the wrong name in a later mission.

OR

You can trade it all for what's in this box


(Anyone else want a cameo? Room for one more in Viper's wing)

 

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If you chuck me in there too, the Rikki-Tikki-Tavi joke writes itself!  You'll be hailed as a comedic genius!

 

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oooh oooh, I want a cameo

I can even do my own voice-acting
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(the very next day)
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<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
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<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!?

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'Kay so Cobra and Mongoose will be paired up as expendable wingmen (OTP). Admiral Ralwood will be some old crusty admiral that drunkenly dares other admirals to invade random planets.

Also no voice acting! I would literally die if I ever ventured in that direction for JAD.

 

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'Kay so Cobra and Mongoose will be paired up as expendable wingmen (OTP). Admiral Ralwood will be some old crusty admiral that drunkenly dares other admirals to invade random planets.

:lol: This entire exchange has been amazing. I vote for all the yes, but will not take a chance with the box.

I think. :nervous:

[EDIT] We should all shout Top Gun quotes, too.

"Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is absolute zero..."
"HOLY **** IT'S COBRA"

This is a terrible idea. I do not endorse anything below the edit line, even this statement.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2016, 10:14:21 pm by Cobra »
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
Well the parts are all ready written, I just need to drop the new names and presto. :p

 

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Well the parts are all ready written, I just need to drop the new names and presto. :p

**** yeah, ten seconds of fame.
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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I had a lot of fun with the 2.2 campaigns. I didn't think VN sequences in an fs2 mod would ever be a thing I would see or enjoy but it's a nice change from struggling to read dialog and play the game at the same time. I'm excited to see/play the full 2.22 release based on the preview, also excited for future releases of WoD (all that VN art done by spoon  :o).

The Xtreme Arcade was also probably the most fun campaign that I almost never played, it also had awesome music.

 

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I'm glad you liked it! It's comments like yours that help drive development and make it all worth it. :)

 
Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
I can't find 2.21 or 2.22 Preview on the FSO Installer, so I'm using the files as available here: http://lazymodders.fsmods.net/releases/campaigns/

I've got the 3.7.5 .exe selected in wxLauncher, but I get the following error...


...for what looks like every ship in the table file. Any ideas? Or am I unsupported in this?

Edit: I'm specifically trying to run 2.22.


Double Edit: Fixed it by specifying JAD 2.21 as a dependancy. However, now I get a different error when it loads:

LUA ERROR: [string "parsecfg-sct.tbm - On Game Init"]:139: module 'dkjson' not found:
   no field package.preload['dkjson']
   no file '.\dkjson.lua'
   no file 'C:\Games\Freespace2\lua\dkjson.lua'
   no file 'C:\Games\Freespace2\lua\dkjson\init.lua'
   no file 'C:\Games\Freespace2\dkjson.lua'
   no file 'C:\Games\Freespace2\dkjson\init.lua'
   no file '.\dkjson.dll'
   no file 'C:\Games\Freespace2\dkjson.dll'
   no file 'C:\Games\Freespace2\loadall.dll'

------------------------------------------------------------------
ADE Debug:
------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:      (null)
Name of:   (null)
Function type:   (null)
Defined on:   0
Upvalues:   0

Source:      (null)
Short source:   
Current line:   0
- Function line:   0
------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------

stack traceback:
   [C]: ?
   [C]: in function 'require'
   [string "parsecfg-sct.tbm - On Game Init"]:139: in function 'ReadJSON'
   [string "imonitor-sct.tbm - On Game Init"]:9: in function 'Init'
   [string "imonitor-sct.tbm - On State Start"]:1: in main chunk
------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------

Is there a lua folder I can download somewhere?
« Last Edit: June 17, 2016, 09:49:10 am by RyuHimora »

 

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Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
Ack, more bad errors... There is new large JAD2.21 patch that is like just a few weeks away! I hate to turn away people, but could you check back in a few weeks? That problem will be fixed and everything else will be 1000% more amazing.

 
Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
No problem. It looks like the issue is that 2.21 isn't available in the FSO Installer, so the lua folder isn't being installed. Is there somewhere I can get that separately?

 

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Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
The problem is actually a file that was accidentally not included during a small patch update. That file is responsible for telling the game exactly how to load some external lua libraries and it tries to look in a few different folders, but won't actually find it.

If you really really really really need to play, you can take the attachment below and put it in the mod's /data/tables/ folder and it should fix the problem. (I hope)

[attachment DELETED!! by Strong Bad]

 
Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
I'm getting a different error now, but the mod is working.

Thanks man, you are awesome. JAD 2.21 is what inspired me to pick up FRED again and actually learn it. Still working on my mission design, though. The complexity of JAD 2.21 missions is staggering, but seeing that something like this is even possible in a game engine old enough to drive a car is very encouraging to me.

 

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Belated application from me to appear....again.

Particular point for Spoon to import  Dawn as my virtual sidekick.

 

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I'll think about it...

*Thinks of how to milk any tragedy with this :drevil:*

 

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Re: Just Another Day: Just Another Discussion Thread
Quick question, after 4 years of non freespace playing. (Shock horror) I've now used the installer for the first time.

Is the 2.2 release missing from it or am I being blind?