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Offline Axem

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The things I hide in missions that no one will ever see...  :drevil:

 

Offline Axem

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As we hunt for the person who leaked that info, I'd like to share a wonderful milestone with everyone! All the missions for JAD2.22 are now "complete"!



And by "complete" I mean you can "finish" them (as long as you don't upset some fragile conditions (like hitting the 1 key)).

So yes! The mission count will be 16!

But half of them are just visual novel type missions.

So more like 8.

And if we assume work started on JAD2.21's original release date (September 2011) then we can interpolate that 1 mission took about 5-6 months to make.

And I still have to polish them all.

Holy wow am I slow.

This mod better be worth it!

 

Offline niffiwan

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hey... how come the jad222-6a mission filename overlaps with JAD2.21? HMM??  Axem?!?!?

This mod better be worth it!

It will be! :)
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Offline Axem

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I renamed all of the mission filenames in JAD2.21 (probably killing previous save files in the process!).

The reason for that is all fiction viewer/command briefing/briefing parts are being moved to visual novel like sections. But to do that I need to insert new missions to house those all over the place, which screws up my old mission numbering/lettering. So stuff got overhauled! The biggest change was making the mission 2 files part of mission 1 now, so everything dropped a number.

 

Offline Cyborg17

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That was fast. lol!

 

Offline Axem

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That was fast. lol!

And if we assume work started on JAD2.21's original release date (September 2011) then we can interpolate that 1 mission took about 5-6 months to make.

Y-yes!

 

Offline niffiwan

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Surely JAD:XA was the release immediately preceding JAD 2.22? That'll make the time look better :)
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Offline Axem

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I wish...

JAD:XA was a by product of JAD2.22s development when I realized "hey this berserk gameplay is pretty fun, I wish I could share this stuff now".

(Or maybe... it was...)

 

Offline ssmit132

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And if we assume work started on JAD2.21's original release date (September 2011) then we can interpolate that 1 mission took about 5-6 months to make.

Blimey, it's been that long already?

 

Offline Axem

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You know what's lame?

Briefings.

Small briefing grid. Low quality monochrome icons. Barely any room to write deep and insightful text before it gets cut off and you have to start clicking the scroll arrows.

Some oughta do something about that!

Well maybe someone dida.

Please enjoy these still WIP previews of the new way I'll be doing briefings for JAD. You've probably already seen these briefings play out in JAD2.21, but now they are 1000% better. (2000% better once Spoon gets the artwork done!)


 

Offline AndrewofDoom

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That looks pretty nifty. That being said, the feature creep is real. But it's good feature creep that can help everyone!
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20:08:19   AndrewofDoom: Though I find it mildly disturbing that a loli is giggling to mass destruction.
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20:10:07   AndrewofDoom: Woah
20:10:15   Spoon: sound like my kind of loli
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Offline Axem

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I'd call feature creep something that pushes back dev on something I plan to do.

The new briefing system is already done and just an extension of the Visual Novel setup that I've been using for months and months now. Adding this took about a day or so and rewriting (copy pasting) all the briefings took another few days, so it's not quite feature creep.

But if you guys want me to feature creep, then could you give me $80 million and a few extra years so I can make the best FreeSpace campaign ever with new features like planetary combat, capital ship combat, multiplayer or open world systems! :)

 

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Dear Sir:

I have been requested by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has recently concluded a large number of contracts for oil exploration in the sub-Sahara region. The contracts have immediately produced moneys equaling US$800,000,000. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world, however, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.

You assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, and also the Central Bank of Nigeria, in moving these funds out of Nigeria. If the funds can be transferred to your name, in your United States account, then you can forward the funds as directed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. In exchange for your accommodating services, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company would agree to allow you to retain 10%, or US$80 million of this amount.

However, to be a legitimate transferee of these moneys according to Nigerian law, you must presently be a depositor of at least US$100,000 in a Nigerian bank which is regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

If it will be possible for you to assist us, we would be most grateful. We suggest that you meet with us in person in Lagos, and that during your visit I introduce you to the representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, as well as with certain officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Please call me at your earliest convenience at 18-467-4975. Time is of the essence in this matter; very quickly the Nigerian Government will realize that the Central Bank is maintaining this amount on deposit, and attempt to levy certain depository taxes on it.

Yours truly,
Prince Spoon
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Axem

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GTD Orion 1:100 Scale Models for sale soon*! This Deluxe Admiral Gold Edition is a limited 1000 unit run!

MSRP: To be announced
*Expected release date Q3 23XX

(Funny note, that model has about 3000 polygons, the retail Orion is in the 1000 range...)

 

Offline Lepanto

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Will this mighty engine of war appear in a mission, or were you just bored? :P
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Offline Axem

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Please please, it is the center plot device piece to an entire mission arc! Show it some respect!

EDIT: Here's a p3d if you want a closer look.

« Last Edit: September 08, 2015, 09:14:50 pm by Axem »

 

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PhD required?
owwwww, why must I be neglected for being dumb  :(
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Axem... sometimes the things that come out of your brain make me really worry for you.
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Offline Axem

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My friends call me moon unit. :)

 

Offline procdrone

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I for one, like his work and a portion of madness!
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