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Offline mjn.mixael

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Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Horrible name for a project, but I'm a little hungover so whatever.  :lol:

HLP has a massive history of campaigns spanning all levels of quality and length, but they are all a distinct part of what this community is. My goal is to take that history and make it readily available on Knossos.

In making my list, my only rule was that the campaign had to be greater than 1 mission.

This is not FSCRP. The todo list for each campaign's Knossos conversion is pretty short. The goal here is to make as few creative decisions as possible, but make each campaign playable without major errors.
  • Convert the files to a Knossos mod structure
  • Fix obvious bugs with the modpack (not necessarily the missions, but that may be included on some level depending on mod rot) and get it launchable on a modern FSO build
  • Research HLP to find the appropriate release thread and author details to link in the Knossos metadata
  • Provide an appropriate Knossos style mod image and banner

When I started gathering old campaigns not on Knossos, I did not expect to find as many as I did. So.. that said, if anyone wants to lend a hand then I'd appreciate it very much. I have all the files (except for 4 noted below). My plan is to setup an SVN repository for easy tracking of versions and changes; especially since many of these campaigns have gotten multiple versions over the years and it's not always clear which one is the most recent.

Here's a complete list of what I have. If any of these are already on Knossos and I missed it, then let me know. Also, if you are the author of one of these campaigns, speak up. Let me know if you have updated files and/or don't want it re-released and/or would prefer to re-release it yourself or whatever.

Freespace 1 Campaigns that need actual mission file conversions to the FSO engine.
  • A Chance for Vengeance - DONE!
  • Black Horizon
  • Black Horizon Episode 2
  • Crusade
  • Dark Daunting
  • Deepspace
  • GTFS Demo
  • GTFS Splintered Arrow Demo (may be the same as above)
  • New Hope
  • Rising Star
  • Second Vasudan War (may already have a conversion)
  • Start of the Vasudan War (may already have a conversion)
  • Supression
  • The Day We Were Even
  • The End of War - Removed for being only a single mission
  • The Great War Second Wave
  • The Offensive
  • Underground Episode 1
  • Wintermute

FSPort Campaigns
  • 25th Year
  • All Hands to War
  • Alliance Fights Back (Duplicate of Alliance Returns with new name)
  • Alliance Returns
  • Battle for Altair
  • Crucible
  • Dark Raji
  • Duke Squad
  • DW
  • Hellgate Ikeya - Removed at author's request.
  • Hellwolf
  • Infinite Dimension
  • Internal Conflict Episode 1
  • Light of Antares - Removed at author's request.
  • Marduk's Shroud
  • Nubian Conflict
  • Points of View
  • Rain on Ribos 4 - Removed at author's request.
  • Ryleh
  • Second Vasudan War (Possibly listed above already)
  • Special Ops
  • Start of the Terran-Vasudan War (possibly listed above already)
  • The Counterstrike
  • The McCarthy Campaign
  • The Road to Victory
  • Twist of Fate
  • Vasudan Academy
  • War
  • Wolfpack Legacy
  • Workings of the Warp - Removed at author's request.

Freespace 2/Open Campaigns
  • Alcibiades Gamble Demo
  • Allied Forces - DONE!
  • Allied Worlds - DONE!
  • All is Fair in Love and War - DONE!
  • Andromedae - Removed at author's request.
  • Artifice
  • Ascension of Beyond
  • Beyond the Cause
  • Biowar
  • Casualties of War
  • Casualties of War 2
  • Civil War
  • Dante Rising
  • Deep Blood
  • Descendants of Sol
  • Desperate Times
  • Dissident Theory
  • Empire
  • Enemies united
  • Faces of Treason - Removed at author's request.
  • Flames of War Chapter 1
  • Flames of War Coming of the Storm
  • Gateway
  • Ghosts of Valor
  • Independence Warriors Saga
  • LDK
  • Lost
  • Meditations on the Abyss
  • Merkar
  • Neo-Terra Reality
  • Nukemod Children of Shiva
  • Odin's Spear
  • Omicron Incident
  • Operation Savior
  • Regulus Campaign
  • Relentless
  • Revenge
  • Rise of the Corporate
  • Rogue Intentions
  • Second Front
  • Secret of the Ancients
  • Shadows of Kraken
  • Solar Wars
  • Special Ops Command
  • Spoon's Top-Down Shooter
  • Stand Against the Night
  • Storm Front Prophecy
  • Storm Front Cthulhu
  • Storm Front Storm Chasers
  • Teeth of the Tiger
  • The Deuterium Connection
  • The Enemies Return
  • The Enemy From The Past
  • The Exodus
  • The Jake War
  • The Journey to Epsilon Pegasi
  • Tides of Darkness
  • Time of Change
  • Trinity
  • Trouble At Home
  • Unholy Alliance
  • Unification Prequel Campaign
  • Utopia
  • Valentine
  • Valley of Death
  • Vortex
  • Walk RC
  • What if Another Great War

Campaigns I could not find the files for
  • Cerberus Emergence (Has a forum on Sectorgame that I cannot access because I don't have an account. It's possible it never made a release. I found a file called Cerberus Emergence Music Pack 2, though. EDIT: See below. Looks like it had a demo release at one point back in 2009. Maybe someone happens to still have the files.)
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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Eh, the name is right to the point so not all bad.  I would love to have some new campaigns to play anyway

 

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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
That’s a good initiative.

Actually, wasn’t there a first act to the old 158th squadron that was released? The very old mod featuring atmospheric combat in a unification setting? That might possibly benefit…

 
Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Workings of the Warp was only released as Demo,  The Knights of Alrukabi (Demo-only), Syrk (Demo) are missing too

Actually, wasn’t there a first act to the old 158th squadron that was released? The very old mod featuring atmospheric combat in a unification setting? That might possibly benefit…

https://fsnebula.org/mod/158th_Exposition

 

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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Sorry. My mistake.

 

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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Workings of the Warp was only released as Demo,  The Knights of Alrukabi (Demo-only), Syrk (Demo) are missing too

Actually, wasn’t there a first act to the old 158th squadron that was released? The very old mod featuring atmospheric combat in a unification setting? That might possibly benefit…

https://fsnebula.org/mod/158th_Exposition

Demos are generally included in my list. I still cannot find Workings of the Warp files.

The Knights of Alrukabi is a single mission and thus not included.

The Syrk download links are dead.
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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar  :) :nod:

I was hoping someone would do something like this, some of the campaigns sound familiar from the wXlauncher days. It would be great to resurrect them, especially for anyone who discovered/rediscovered FS post-Knossos and so probably hasn't ever experienced them.

There is a Homeworld in Freespace TC mod https://www.moddb.com/mods/homeworld-pilot-academy. Is there any chance of getting this working too?

Lastly, the single missions. Perhaps we could have a 'single missions dump' entry or similar, or add them to the existing single missions in FS2, FSPort etc at some later point?

Anyway, this is fantastic work, thank you. The only problem will be players keeping track of which campaigns they have played already. I'm already having to use a spreadsheet  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Thanks for suggesting the homeworld TC too.

 
 

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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Thanks for these, I have updated the list accordingly.

In regards to Homeworld, I'm not going to do non-FS stuff for now. The list is long enough as it is and that's a pretty obvious place to draw a line.
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I prefer for this return to the oblivion it was dragged out of.

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I released a prologue chapter (aka a demo), and it spawned The Lost Generation but nothing was released and I prefer it to stay that way. Actually, I prefer that the demo stays burried as well.
(Yes, I got mostly positive feedback on it but it still was juvenile at its core)

I will get back to The Lost Generation after finising up Vega Must Burn, Drums of War and getting some real-life stuff storted.

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Light of Antares (part of Memories of the Great War?)
Rain on Ribos 4 (part of Memories of the Great War?)

Yes, they are/will be compiled under the Memories of the Great War-banner, joined by Vega Must Burn.

ps. It might be easier to get a hold of me and my files via the SerRes Discord
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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
List updated
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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
These are ancient memories talking but I feel like there were a few other retail campaigns I grabbed from the old VWatch Archive that aren't in the list. If I can track down my old backup CDs I'll take a look.

 

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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
There is also a campaign/mod (VeniceMirror) that is rather recent but still predates Knossos popularity. At some point it was uploaded by Novachen but taken down since. I do believe I have the latest available version installed on my old computer, so I might dig that out if it's needed, although the download links in the forum topic seem functional.
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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
VeniceMirror is on Knossos, but it is part of a storyline that will never be completed

 

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I may still have the Enemies United files laying around on an older computer. I'll have to get back to you on that, though.
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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
I may still have the Enemies United files laying around on an older computer. I'll have to get back to you on that, though.

I have all the files for the campaigns listed above unless otherwise stated. Thanks, though.
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Re: Released Campaigns to Knossos Project
Here's a bunch more. Only demos, and I played only Ascension of them (old HLP project).

These are ancient memories talking but I feel like there were a few other retail campaigns I grabbed from the old VWatch Archive that aren't in the list. If I can track down my old backup CDs I'll take a look.
There's a large number of single missions from VW archives, might be worth to upload them as a bundle as most of them only use retail and require no mods.

 
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Time of Change Demo