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Offline Woolie Wool

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RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo


http://files.filefront.com/tofdemozip/;9572750;/fileinfo.html (download, 26.5 MB)
http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.15 (thanks Swantz)
(more mirrors for this file would be appreciated. If you want to upload this zip somewhere as a mirror, please do so :) )

Hyperion maps patch:
http://files.filefront.com/tofpatchzip/;9598075;/fileinfo.html (download, 38.6 KB)

At long last (more than one year), I present you the demo for chapter 1 of Twist of Fate. Originally started as a mod using only the mediavps as a base, Twist of Fate was changed to being a mod for FSPort to reduce the size and complexity of the mod data. Twist of Fate is based on a sort of alternate history for the FS universe. In this history, the Ancients defeated the SD Lucifer 8,000 years ago, and, ultimately, defeated the Shivans themselves. Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you're not an Ancient, because these guys were Bad News), the Knossos portal was heavily damaged during the war, cutting them off completely from what is now Terran-Vasudan space. Rather than build another Knossos, the Ancients chose to expand their empire elsewhere.

Now it is spring 2335, and the Terran-Vasudan War shows no signs of stopping. There are no Shivans to bring them together. and it seems that the war will continue to its gruesome conclusion. You are a pilot on the GTD Powell, an old Hestia-class destroyer dating to the 2290s. The Powell has been deployed to Beta Aquilae after the Vasudans drove the GTA out of Antares. It's going to be a long war, pilot. A very long war.

Requirements
FS2_Open build from summer/fall 2007 or later. Twist of Fate uses functionality not supported by the 3.6.9 release.
FSPort 3.0.4 with all optional enhancements (see http://fsport.hard-light.net/website/ for FSPort downloads, although you should have FSPort 3.0.4 anyway because it kicks ass)
The 3.6.10 beta mediavps, plus the Lightspeed nebula pack if your computer cannot support mv_advancedeffects (http://www.penguinbomb.com/lightspeed/NaRR10_Nebulae.zip)
You must use 3.6.10 mediavps. 3.6.8 Zeta is NOT supported and WILL cause missing textures due to filename changes in the new version.

Installation
Make sure your FSPort mod directory is named "fsport". Unzip the contents of this zip file to your FS2 directory--the zip contains the mod folder already, so there is no need to create one yourself. Select the "tof" directory from your launcher, or use -mod mediavps,fsport,tof if you use another OS, and launch FS2_Open.

Included in this demo
All the Terran and Vasudan technology from early to mid 2335, including many ships and weapons not seen in FS1, such as the Thor heavy assault fighter and Cobra aspect-seeking missile.
Full use of SCP features, above and beyond that of FSPort.
Four intense missions, plus modified versions of FS1's Terran and Vasudan Gauntlets
Frantic, fast-paced space combat with no shields
Multiplayer-ready if anyone decides to make multiplayer missions for it (none are included, but the ship tables are set up so that a multiplayer mission should be FREDable and playable right out of the box)
A secret, better ending for the fourth mission for those who figure out the special trick needed to achieve it

Credits
The FSPort team for creating FSPort
The TVWP team for models, textures, sounds, effects, and minor HUD elements
The Babylon Project team for effects, sounds, and missile models
Woomeister for models, sounds, and textures
Galemp for HTL Apollo
Herra Tohtori for GTF Valkyrie textures
Turambar for textures
DaBrain for effects
Aldo_14 for models and textures
TrashMan for models and textures
Sesquipedalian for the PVCa Udjat model
Nuke for interface art and effects
Lightspeed for really old mediavps thruster effects
StratComm for model conversion of GTB Diana
Koth, Marduk, and Tinman for beta testing and feedback

More screenshots

« Last Edit: February 09, 2008, 03:33:50 pm by Woolie Wool »
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 

Offline Marduk

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Awesome.

one slight thing I noticed though:

Spoiler:
it's quite possible to save the Scipio with the Diana and Stilettos, since you only need 2 shots to take out the carrier's railguns, but there's no mention of it in the debriefing

 

Offline Ole

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
One small thing I noticed: Why is there an entry for shivans in the techroom? I mean - they don't exist in your universe, right?

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
One small thing I noticed: Why is there an entry for shivans in the techroom? I mean - they don't exist in your universe, right?

There is no species.tbl yet. I never browse the intelligence section anymore, so...oops.
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 

Offline achtung

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Y'know I would love to play this with the latest version of FS Open, but for some reason when I use it I suffer severe freezes. Anyone know a way to fix this?

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Does this only apply to a specific build or any build from the past few months?
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 
Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
No just the recent build. It's like the my computer can't take which is strange considering I don't see any huge improvement from 3.6.9.

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Which recent build? There are several.
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 
Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Nevermind I think I fixed it.

 
Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
this looks awesome.. love that phrase, "It seems the war wll carry out to it's gruesome conclusion"... can't wait to try!
Sig nuked! New one coming soon!

 
Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
what the heck?!?!? most of the new ships are missing textures!!!!
Sig nuked! New one coming soon!

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
what the heck?!?!? most of the new ships are missing textures!!!!
Quote from: The ****ing Manual
Requirements
FS2_Open build from summer/fall 2007 or later. Twist of Fate uses functionality not supported by the 3.6.9 release.
FSPort 3.0.4 with all optional enhancements (see http://fsport.hard-light.net/website/ for FSPort downloads, although you should have FSPort 3.0.4 anyway because it kicks ass)
The 3.6.10 beta mediavps, plus the Lightspeed nebula pack if your computer cannot support mv_advancedeffects (http://www.penguinbomb.com/lightspeed/NaRR10_Nebulae.zip)
You sure you've got everything?
« Last Edit: February 08, 2008, 04:52:54 am by Lobo »
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 Woolie Wool

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
what the heck?!?!? most of the new ships are missing textures!!!!

Do not use the 3.6.8 mediavps. THEY WILL GIVE YOU MISSING TEXTURES. Use the new beta mediavps. It's now written twice, one time in bold red text in the download post so no one misses it.

Requirements
FS2_Open build from summer/fall 2007 or later. Twist of Fate uses functionality not supported by the 3.6.9 release.
FSPort 3.0.4 with all optional enhancements (see http://fsport.hard-light.net/website/ for FSPort downloads, although you should have FSPort 3.0.4 anyway because it kicks ass)
The 3.6.10 beta mediavps, plus the Lightspeed nebula pack if your computer cannot support mv_advancedeffects (http://www.penguinbomb.com/lightspeed/NaRR10_Nebulae.zip)
You sure you've got everything?
Yes, but he didn't read it. The new mediavps have no texture LODs and filenames without LOD extensions, hence there will be missing textures if you use earlier versions.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2008, 08:34:25 pm by Woolie Wool »
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
You sure you've got everything?
Yes, but he didn't read it. The new mediavps have no texture LODs and filenames without LOD extensions, hence there will be missing textures if you use earlier versions.
Yeah, I attempted to direct that question to Titan, but apparently I wasn't making myself clear. Pardons.
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 []

 
Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Well I just installed this properly (fsport and mediavps et al) and everything looks fine except the Hyperion which has a portion of its hull missing.







Edit: Also the asteroids in the second mission are seriously lagging up my game, making it almost unplayable.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2008, 06:50:21 pm by MarsNeedsWomen »

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Goddamnit! A bug always manages to slip through! A small patch has been uploaded to fix this issue.

As for the asteroids, it's a mediavps issue. You could try unzipping the original asteroid models from sparky_fs2.vp into your mediavps folder.
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 

Offline achtung

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.15

Here's a mirror that should include the patch.

Tell me if I did it right.
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Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Would anyone who has played the demo all the way through like to give their opinion of the gameplay, missions, etc.

And have any of you found the secret ending? ;)
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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Re: RELEASE: Twist of Fate Demo
Mission 1 revealed a curious problem with the auto nav -- it does not dismiss any support ships that may have warped in.  The result was that my wingman went merrily flying off to rendezvous with a support ship 40km or so distant, leaving me alone to fight.  The autopilot sexp will need to include something to force support ships to depart.

Mission 2 is probably why you aren't seeing too much feedback.  Two wings of infinitely respawning fighters make baby Jesus cry.  I had to view the mission in FRED to see what I was really supposed to do -- there isn't any apparent connection between shooting down freighters and stopping fighters from warping in.  I'd strongly suggest redoing this mission to make it more evident what you are intended to do and also to remove the infinite fighter wings. 
If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting.