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SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED [Updated V1.3]
NOTE: If you liked ST:R, don't forget to give it a high score on the ModDB community ranking. :)


Silent Threat: Reborn Release

After six years, numerous rewrites, substantial feature creep, and a few premature reports of project death, the FSPort Team is proud to finally bring you Silent Threat: Reborn. :D  Containing eighteen missions, 947 voiced lines, dozens of SCP enhancements (while retaining retail compatibility), and countless hours of work, the final result is something we're very proud of.  We hope you are as excited to play it as we are to release it. :)


Screenshots

Take some! :D  We'll put our favorite ones here.

MORE SCREENSHOTS!

Some screens I took, on the spur of the moment:





Downloads

You may download Silent Threat: Reborn automatically using the FreeSpace Open Installer or manually via the links below.  Silent Threat: Reborn requires a full copy of FreeSpace 2 as well as the FreeSpace Port version 3.4 or later.  Instructions for installing the Port can be found here.

ST:R Core FSMods
VP MD5: D7A6429E75F384D8EBABFB2CE6944A3B
ST:R Voice Pack FSMods
VP MD5: 4D4F5702F962CED831D97EA3706A528B

The voice pack is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Several missions virtually require it.  And it also delayed the release by about two years, so we think it's well worth waiting for. :)

Place the contents of these downloads into 'games\freespace2\fsport-str'

Please note that this pack assumes you want to use the FSPort mediavps, so you must have the 3.6.12 MediaVPs installed as well, and you must use version 3.6.18 of FSO (or a bleeding edge build!).

Note that the default mod.ini does use the MediaVPs. If you want to play without them, then follow the instructions below. 



Guide to Installing ST:R without MediaVPs

Follow these instructions or just run the 'ToggleMediaVPs.bat' to enable/disable the MediaVPs.

1) - You must still have FSPort 3.4

3.4 Port files - Here.

2) - In your "\freespace2\fsport-str" folder...

Rename 'mod.ini' to 'mod.ini.with-mediavps'

3) - In your "\freespace2\fsport-str" folder...

Rename 'mod.ini.without-mediavps' to 'mod.ini'

4) - Run ST:R like normal!

Note: If you want to revert back to using the MediaVPs, follow these instructions in reverse!



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« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 11:49:05 pm by Goober5000 »
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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
Known Issues: (green ones are bugs that have been fixed)

1) Vasudan Command appears instead of Terran Command - If that happens for you, make sure you have both the Port v3.1.1 and a bleeding edge nightly build (something after revision 5019).

2) It's possible to begin str11, "Betrayed", while you're disabled.  This is an oversight that has been fixed in the core VP.


3) In str06, "He Who Rides the Tiger", Lambda 1 will not dock with the Ratna if you are using the mediavps and your mod priorities are not configured correctly.

4) In str06, "He Who Rides the Tiger", Lambda 2 will not dock with the Ratna under an extremely rare set of circumstances; this has been fixed in the core VP.

5) We didn't have enough time to finish adding the Vasudan speech behind every Vasudan line, so certain lines will only have the translator and not the original speech.  This has now been patched.

6) In str06, "He Who Rides the Tiger", some people have reported not hearing a crucial message.  The timing should now be fixed.

7) In str16, "Blood of the Innocents", if you're playing on Very Easy, a critical game event may not work.  This should now be fixed.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 05:33:20 pm by Goober5000 »
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"How I wish you could put things like that on your CV though.  'Accidentally fooled Computer Press into thinking Freespace 3 was going to be on the XBox.'  That's very nearly a 'Goob wins the Internet' moment, at the very least a high end-of-level boss." -- Flipside

"I view Python for game usage about the same as going fishing with a stick of dynamite.  It will do the job but it's big, noisy, you'll probably get soaking wet and you've still got to get the damn fish out of the water." -- Taylor

 

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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
Wheee! :D

 

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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
Got it! :D
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Quote: 25 April 2014 Friday, 0735hrs UTC+8, #hard-light

[07:35] <achtung> There is a skunk
[07:35] <achtung> I'm my path
[07:35] <achtung> It is yet to acknowledge me
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Woooo!
Huge well done to all those involved. :yes:

And for those who were wondering, the HTL Hades isn't done yet. :(
A nightmare-busy semester at uni saw to that, but I'm still working on it as fast as I can!
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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
Had a sneak peek of the campaign, finished it recently.

Wonderful high-quality missions, storyline and dialogue. This is a piece of work the ST:R team should be proud of. Missions were impeccably paced, intense (sometimes a little too much so; those damn Lokis were the death of me for more times I can count) and varied. The final battle was especially epic. It really did feel like we were throwing everything we had in a desperate battle (it was probably the feeling of being outnumbered and outgunned that did the trick). Did I mention Lokis? They were numerous, menacing and slippery little buggers to dogfight. I think they've traumatised me to the point that I'll be twitching involuntarily in the future every time I see them in a mission.

Oh, and the Zeus was useful for once, which is always nice. I like that ship.

If I had to be niggly, I'd mention the end-of-mission dilemmas that would crop up occasionally that most likely resulted in my death or the death of that which I'm trying to protect which left me having to restart the mission all over again, but then I'd see the hypocrisy in that statement and end up retracting it :)

Another great addition to the campaigns out there, a must-play and an instant classic. This is what Silent Threat should have been.

 

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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
As I've said on IRC, you guys have a jewel out of solid rock. And not just any ordinary jewel. ;)
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Quote: 25 April 2014 Friday, 0735hrs UTC+8, #hard-light

[07:35] <achtung> There is a skunk
[07:35] <achtung> I'm my path
[07:35] <achtung> It is yet to acknowledge me
[07:35] <achtung> It is digging

 

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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
Just when I was looking for another singleplayer game... =)
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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
I played a bit this morning - its epic!
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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
All you have to do is play some of these missions and you can see just how much work was put into it. I really do think that ST:R is a first for FS2_Open. It is standing on the line that divides a good game from a godly one.
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Quote: 25 April 2014 Friday, 0735hrs UTC+8, #hard-light

[07:35] <achtung> There is a skunk
[07:35] <achtung> I'm my path
[07:35] <achtung> It is yet to acknowledge me
[07:35] <achtung> It is digging

 

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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
Man, awesome. Someone should PM FSFreak and taunt him.

I can't wait to play this. Shame I have to wait to get back to school and my good computer.

Hey, Goob, any chance you can share your VA contacts with the Blue Planet team now?

 

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This is pure campaign gold.  :D
You have put a lot of effort into this.  :yes:

 

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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
On behalf of the team, thanks to all for the great comments. :)


Hey, Goob, any chance you can share your VA contacts with the Blue Planet team now?
I just finished updating the credits sections of the web page and wiki page.  (The readme has this information too.)  If you need more details, feel free to shoot me a PM. :)
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Holy crap, Christmas just got awesome. :D  I'm sorely tempted to throw away the better part of my Christmas Eve sleep for this, but I'll have to suffice with letting the files tantalize me on my desktop until I can get to it.  Thank you guys so much for taking the failed realization of an intriguing idea and running with it for so long to produce something spectacular.  The whole community is better off for your efforts. :)

(Oh, and thanks for the wild goose chase, too, even though I haven't quite found the end. :p)
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Re: SILENT THREAT: REBORN RELEASED
I threw away the better part of my Christmas Eve sleep for this. :p
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Quote: 25 April 2014 Friday, 0735hrs UTC+8, #hard-light

[07:35] <achtung> There is a skunk
[07:35] <achtung> I'm my path
[07:35] <achtung> It is yet to acknowledge me
[07:35] <achtung> It is digging

 

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I threw away the better part of my Christmas Eve sleep for this. :p

I'm about to :P

 

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Okay...so maybe I'll dip into it a bit. :p
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I think I will too.

 

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Call me spankypants retarded but is this "-mod fsport-mediavps,fsport-str,fsport,mediavps" what I need to add to the mod.ini file  to use the media vps?  If so where do I add it?


 

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add it to the command line options in the launcher
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