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Offline Goober5000

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RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
Ladies and gentlemen, I present...

Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
A FreeSpace 2 Open Campaign

Story

Only eighteen short months into the Neo-Terran Rebellion, amongst fleet skirmishes and the struggle to defend the systems of Neo-Terra, mysterious things have been happening on the edge of NTF space.  Unexplained appearances, strange plot holes...

You're not even sure if you should disclose your recollection of the last engagement, so completely foreign was it to anything in your experience.  Things that were once beer now have no meaning, and the fourth wall is beginning to crack...

Features
  • A whole new Deus Ex Machina! Wow! Just one more until I catch up with Axem...
  • Requires FreeSpace Open version 3.6.12, which wasn't even out at the time this campaign was written!
  • Includes mod content from Galemp, Ransom Arceihn, pecenipicek, Angelus, Raa, and Dabrain!
  • Meet mysterious and secretive characters!
  • Save the universe!
  • And much, much more!

This isn't a strict sequel to Deus Ex Machina, but it takes place in the same continuity, so I've called it DEM 1.5 instead of DEM 2.  I still have an idea for DEM 2 (if I ever get around to it), but I had a bunch of fun ideas all come together in beautiful synergy, so I thought I'd add an in-between story.

Here is the current download site.  New mirrors appreciated: http://www.sectorgame.com/goober/dem1_5.html

Mirrors
FreeSpaceMods.net

The campaign REQUIRES RC2 due to several important bugfixes*.  Download it from here.

* Unfortunately, one of those fixes is still not present in OSX builds. :(  Mac users will not be able to view the cutscene until this bug is fixed.  This fix is expected to be in 3.6.12 Final.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2010, 05:47:45 pm by Jeff Vader »

 

Offline Snail

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
oh awesome

 
Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
I really want to check this out...

...but i'm right next to a calendar...  :(

I will try tommorow when the april fools goes away, and this campaign is no longer a prank.
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Offline Angelus

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
 :yes:
Downloaded, gonna play it this evening.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
It's gonna fill my hard drive up with 1s, isn't it?
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
It's gonna fill my hard drive up with 1s, isn't it?
Yes.

Spoiler:
Actually, it seems to be the real deal and is quite funny. But I won't blame people if they choose to wait until tomorrow.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline TopAce

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
What changes in the campaign tomorrow? That it's not April Fools' then doesn't mean the missions will change, and deleting the thread of ANY released campaign is, I think, cruel.
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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
It's gonna fill my hard drive up with 1s, isn't it?
Yes.

Spoiler:
Actually, it seems to be the real deal and is quite funny. But I won't blame people if they choose to wait until tomorrow.

 :yes: :D

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
It's a perfectly playable five-mission campaign, just like the original Deus Ex Machina.  It'll play exactly the same today as it will tomorrow.

And I pulled an all-nighter to ensure that it would be ready for today, so I shall feel insulted if you wait. :p
« Last Edit: April 01, 2010, 04:43:10 pm by Goober5000 »

 

Offline TopAce

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
Nice new avatar, Goober. :P
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"Truth" is the opinion of the majority which it can enforce on the minority. Members of the minority have two choices: join the bandwagon or think. Those who do not fall into line will be brutally crushed.
The tools to maintain order are: lies, double standards, and hypocrisy. The most powerful and the most insidious of them is hypocrisy

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
:D

 
Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
...  :nervous:

Is it real?
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
...  :nervous:

Is it real?
No. It's just your imagination.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Timerlane

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
Yes, it is, and it's pretty awesome, IMHO.

Minor spoiler(The campaign's launcher 'tagline' suggests it, but you'd only know if you were familiar with the material, anyway):
Spoiler:
Familiarity with the works of Ransom Arceihn strongly recommended, though. Probably won't be anywhere near as funny if you haven't played Transcend and Sync(or, at least, the former).

Slightly more serious spoiler/discussion:
Spoiler:
It took me a little while to actually figure out what I was being asked to do to invoke the Deus Ex Machina. Then I realized that a certain model mentioned in the readme hadn't shown up yet...

Also, note that the MediaVPs are not "multimod"ed in the mod.ini, so you might want to edit that in beforehand.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 05:44:05 pm by Timerlane »

 

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
Downloading now,


Hope it's as funny as i remember DEM being the first time around.

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
Ehh couple of problems ... the ogg movie is not playing correctly, and I get a crash a few seconds after it starts.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
That Build you linked is giving me horrific memory leaks from time to time, imagine FS2 taking up 2 GB's of RAM all by itself.  :shaking:
It's impossible to play it with such a buggy build, is there some way around it?
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 03:57:49 am by Koth »
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Offline Kosh

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
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That Build you linked is giving me horrific memory leaks from time to time, imagine FS2 taking up 2 GB's of RAM all by itself. 


Are you sure it isn't a "feature"? :D
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Offline Firartix

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Re: RELEASE: Deus Ex Machina: Interlude
Everything went fine with me with that build.

And that idea of mixing campaigns was really funny :P
BTW. This is really stupid in a sense, because telling people which campaigns to play to understand this one would be like spoiling people who played them (since they would know what would happen in that one...)

And as always when i play JAD or DEM, i wonder how you can make such cool stuff
Spoiler:
The spinning ship was cool o.o

Yeah btw
Spoiler:
Idk about you, but it took me almost 5 seconds to recognize Beta 2 was the one from Sync. As soon as i read "Beta 2", i was like HEY, IT'S HIM !
..... And 20 minutes to understand the Sink is the Sync. ><