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Offline Darius

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RELEASE - Blue Planet: War in Heaven Acts 1-3 of 5

Blue Planet: War in Heaven
Acts 1-3 of 5

"That means we did it! We're home..."
"...now under the direct jurisdiction and authority of the GTVA, as per the Beta Aquilae Convention, 2385..."
"...don't you understand? They are not going to listen. They are not going to talk. They are going to burn us to ashes and build something new from the char..."
"...every time we pull the trigger we are destroying ourselves as surely as they destroy us..."
"...last remnants of mankind's collective past. Guardians of our collective future..."


FEATURES
  • The United Earth Federation: a full-fledged new faction with their own ships, weapons, history and gameplay style, including never-before-seen models
  • A brand new soundtrack with two new tabled tracks and dozens of event-driven pieces
  • The next chapter in the Blue Planet saga: a dark psychological drama, steeped in military realism and set against the backdrop of a brutal civil war
  • Thousands of words of fiction and techroom entries
  • Fast-paced gameplay bringing the familiar FreeSpace experience to new heights
  • Subspace strike missiles, new voice-acted personas, an AI Betty for UEF ships, and other gameplay elements to discover
  • Epic skyboxes for many of the worlds of mankind's home system
And presenting Act 3
  • Continue the saga. Push yourself to the limits of necessity and morality to discover the truth.
  • Stealth. Assassination. Victory by any means. Enter a raging fleet battle. Prowl the storms of Jupiter. Approach the very brink of madness. Experience some of the most elaborate missions ever built.
  • Unleash new weapons and master the Ainsarii stealth strike fighter. Trade weapons for new equipment - self repair systems, additional ammo, or enhanced armor.
  • Fight alongside the elite of the elite. Work with wingmen who can interpret orders and understand what they're being told to attack.
  • Expanded soundtrack, including new remixes and original tracks by Belisarius.
  • Enhanced UEF ship models for better performance and cleaner looks.

We owe this community an enormous debt, and we are tremendously grateful to all of you for your help, support, and advice. Blue Planet is a labor of love, and we hope that you enjoy playing it as much as we've enjoyed building it. We owe special thanks to our fellow modders and to the Source Code Project and FreeSpace Upgrade Project teams for their patience and generosity.

Unlike Age of Aquarius, War in Heaven is not voice-acted and probably will not be for a very, very long time. Voice-acting takes a lot of effort, patience and time. Fortunately, community volunteers have stepped up, and voice work is now underway. But don't let that scare you away!

IMPORTANT

There are a few requirements required for Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius.

INSTALLATION

  • Just use the FSO Installer to download Blue Planet: War in Heaven!
  • For advanced users, see below for individual file links. Only use those if you really know what you are doing!

Individual Downloads
IMPORTANT: You need ALL of these in order to play Blue Planet: War in Heaven.
    • Audio files part 1: FSMods
      bp2-audio1 MD5's
         .vp: 5F008BB9A2464369BB9A779A746A9CD6

    • Core: FSMods
      bp2-core MD5's
         .vp: BA5BD401501373C3022336F2A72588E1

    • Visuals part 1: FSMods
      bp2-visuals1 MD5's
         .vp: 9D107B69CE023969E5B237257AAB1EA7

    • Visuals part 2: FSMods
      bp2-visuals2 MD5's
         .vp: BAA987BBB1DF9CCA48A33817F03361C5

    Optional Files:
    • High resolution textures: FSMods
      adv-bp MD5's
         .vp: 972491ca5285fb74addeb3e3d0c0629e

READ ME
  • Open your FreeSpace 2 Launcher - (launcher.exe or WXLauncher), go to the MOD tab, and select blueplanet2 as your mod. Open the Features tab and select Gameplay as the list type. Make sure you have enabled "Use models for ship selection" and "Use models for weapons selection". Then launch the game.
  • We recommend setting music volume to full and voice volume to full in Options (F2). Please visit the Techroom to read new Intelligence entries and credits!
  • Don't forget to visit the Campaign Room to see everything you can play. Blue Planet offers a lot of options!

For troubleshooting, click here!

For the review and discussion thread, click here!
    « Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 06:54:15 pm by Axem »

     

    Offline Fury

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    Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: War in Heaven Part 1
    Core updated

    Changelog:
    - Weapon loadout descriptions updated for UEF weapons
    - Solaris turret angles fixed
    - Scalpel shield damage increased
    - Dirk tweaked to be more reliable at the expense of velocity and turning
    - Cavalier damage increased, spin-up time increased
    - Fixed vishnan beam sound when support ship finishes rearming
    - Scripting updates for The Blade Itself, mission behavior now more reliable
    - Key-presses in directives and training messages now display correct keys if they've been remapped by player
    - Fixed The Cost of War checkpoint notification
    - Delenda Est difficulty tweaked and fixed reported issues
    - Deals in Shadows altered by addition of GEF gauntlet and traitor-branch if you shoot down the Elder's shuttle
    - Spelling and grammar fixes in missions
    - Lots of other small mission tweaks

    Download link in the first post.
    « Last Edit: August 11, 2010, 02:32:14 pm by Fury »

     

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    Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: War in Heaven Part 1
    Everything updated

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Some changes in this update depend on up-to-date BP: AoA installs. Please revisit the BP1 release thread, and redownload BP_Core and BP_Visuals1.

    Changelog:

    -Updated models for Karuna, Narayana, Solaris, Uriel, Izra'il, Vajradahara, Uhlan, Durga, Kentauroi, Upanishad, Florence
    -Updated shaders for 3.6.14 NOTE: 3.6.12 executables are NO LONGER SUPPORTED
    -New UEF Support ship by Axem
    -Several table and mission tweaks
    -Added Custos-class Cruiser
    -Added Karuna Mk 2
    -Added UEB Lapith
    -Added Gaian Effort cruiser
    -Added UEF Nav Buoy
    -Switched all models to use glass-trans for compatibility with new transparency-handling code
    -New music tracks by Belisarius

    Known Issues

    1) Some problems with misaligned Karuna LODs
    2) Because the new menu font is larger than the old one, you may not be able to view the entire GTVA ship list in the F3 lab
    3) Some of the new ships are missing trails.
    « Last Edit: December 31, 2011, 12:10:50 pm by Darius »

     

    Offline Darius

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    Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: War in Heaven Part 1
    Presenting Act 3

    IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your AoA installs are up to date. Alernatively, you can download the complete installation package to install everything you need to begin playing.

    • Continue the saga. Push yourself to the limits of necessity and morality to discover the truth.
    • Stealth. Assassination. Victory by any means. Enter a raging fleet battle. Prowl the storms of Jupiter. Approach the very brink of madness. Experience some of the most elaborate missions ever built.
    • Unleash new weapons and master the Ainsarii stealth strike fighter. Trade weapons for new equipment - self repair systems, additional ammo, or enhanced armor.
    • Fight alongside the elite of the elite. Work with wingmen who can interpret orders and understand what they're being told to attack.
    • Expanded soundtrack, including new remixes and original tracks by Belisarius.
    • Gorgeous new graphics, courtesy of the SCP: deferred lighting, team colors, and shadows.
    • Enhanced UEF ship models for better performance and cleaner looks.

     

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    Re: RELEASE - Blue Planet: War in Heaven Acts 1-3 of 5
    War in Heaven is now on the FSO Installer! See the first post for more details.

    Some files have been updated to fix a few issues and the compatibility files have been integrated so no special BP builds are required. If you just wish to update your current install, you can use the FSO Installer as well to make sure you have all the necessary files. 3.7.2 RC3+ builds are recommended (also available on the FSO installer!)

    Daredevils can still download and install the files manually if they wish.

    (Instructions for enabling advanced lighting again will come a bit later!)