UPDATE JANUARY, 2019: The dropbox download version from this thread and the version on Knossos are NOT identical! Both versions are badly outdated, although the dropbox version is newer. I am IN THE PROCESS of updating the Knossos version, which will then become the ONLY regularly available version. I recommend NOT DOWNLOADING OR PLAYING LOST until I've finished!
You CAN play Lost now through the Dropbox link below, but I would greatly appreciate it if you would bear with me until I release the proper version, as there are awesome additions and appropriate bugfixes/optimizations in the pipeline that you will miss out on if you play it as it is!
As a matter of fact, please simply regard this entire release post and Lost as a whole to be VERY OUTDATED. Work is progressing SLOWLY, but I am very happy to give updates by pm or forum post, just ask!
I can never remember if it's good or bad things that come in small packages.
I don't know where that came from, uh, sorry.ABOUT!
Lost was something of a FRED exercise for me. While working on my way
too overambitious (2-acts, 15 missions) old project that I called "Legendary", I learned that FREDing was only fun and engaging for me when I kept things simple. So "minimal", both in plot and mission design, was my guiding principle.
Lost is a short story about waking up in the middle of nowhere. Your goal is to uncover the story from what little hints you're given, and hopefully discover your destiny. I tried to avoid too much blatant exposition, and some of the details are left up to you.
Since it's story-based, Lost is a bit of a "your-mileage-may-vary" campaign. Whether or not I successfully pulled off my goal of presenting an atmospheric, mysterious short story is really up to you.
All I know for sure is that this was a bucket-load of fun to make. SCREENSHOTS!
Just like the mod, the screenshots are minimal.
I don't want to spoil things anyway. DOWNLOAD v2.0!Dropbox!FreespaceFiles!KNOWN ISSUES!
Be aware that this is an extremely short mod! It will probably take you less than 10 minutes to run through.
You need the 2014 Media VPs to run this mod! Use the FSO Installer to install them: http://www.fsoinstaller.com/
This mod was first built with FS2 Open 3.7.4 SSE2 build. It was tested and revised with the 3.8.0 build. I'd recommend running it in that build.
Running the mod in a resolution smaller than 1024x768 will cause the 640x480 mainhall from Ancient-Shivan War to appear. This is because I used the ASW mainhall as a template to construct my 1024x768 mainhall, and I haven't replaced the 640x480 mainhall. The mod will still run fine in that resolution. Basically a custom 1024x768 mainhall was work enough, I was too lazy to make a 640x480 mainhall. Sorry.CREDITS!
I'd recommend not reading these over until you've finished playing.
AF Serio: FSF, Freespaceking.
Akrotiri: Bobbau, Esarai, FSF, Freespaceking.
Malia: Original model by the Inferno team, was upgraded by the ASW team.
Angel: Venom (Nico), with conversion help from Woomeister, HTL model by Vasudan Admiral.Interface:
HUD and icons came from ASW. Custom HUD sounds are also from ASW. Loading animation is from ASW.
Other interface art was made for me by Spoon.Weapons:
The Defender (Pharnec) and Intruder are from ASW. I don't know who made them, but thank you whoever you are! Music:
The scary rise sound effect from the intro scene is from the game NaissanceE. Not a game I recommend playing, unless you crave nightmares.
HomePlanet_Amb, AD_Battle3, AD_Victory: From the Ancient-Shivan War mod, these are uncredited so I'm not sure who made them.
The_White, Gentle, Gears, Not_Forgotten: From the Kairo Original Soundtrack (it's the indie game, not the movie), by Bartosz Szturgiewicz. Used under the Creative Commons license.
Joshua_Menu: From Blue Planet, composed by Darius. This is a personal favorite track!Beta Testers:
Xenocartographer and Cazao.
Massive thanks to these two totally awesome dudes and their awesome feedback for bringing my mod from a very rough draft to a possibly-release-worthy state!
General thanks to everyone who helped me out in the Open Modding forum. Orph3u5, TrashMan, Trivial Psychic, Droid 803, bigchunk1, General Battuta,
mjn.mixael, The E, Cobra, niffiwan, Admiral Ralwood, jr2, Mongoose, X3N0-Life-Form, Yarn, m!m, TheHound, hirmuolio, MitoPL, Darius, Axem, and...
uh... anyone else who I forgot by mistake! If you answered a question of mine and I forgot to mention you, feel free to let me know
and I will give credit!
Even MOAR thanks to anyone who worked on Ancient-Shivan War. Long dead, I know, but it's my favorite mod!
And to bigchunk1 for The Antagonist, which is a very close second! It inspired me to think that I could make a mod on my own.
I'd like to give a shoutout: Most of the music in this mod is taken from the indie game Kairo
. It's a pretty awesome game, with a masterfully crafted ambient drone soundtrack by Bartosz Szturgiewicz (goes under the stage name Wounds). The tracks I included are clips, not full tracks, and there are many more to be found in the full OST
. If you liked the music, consider giving the album a buy!
On the Bandcamp page linked above, Bartosz specifically permits reuse with credit, under the Creative Commons License.