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Offline herkie423

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
NEW UPDATE RELEASED

This update has tackled the issues found in TBG. The game balancing issue was due to the high difficulty factor encountered by players. This issue is now addressed in this update. Other fixes include some very hidden bugs that were found during my playthrough, there are rare instances or scenarios that break the mission's continuity. These are fixed by adding additional SEXPs. Some modifications were also made to the Command Briefing, Mission Briefings, Debriefings, and in-game dialogues to improve some of the narratives. Grammar and Spelling corrections were also made (as best as I can).

While very little change was done to the mission design itself, the adjustments I made will now improve the gaming experience while retaining the feel and intensity of the missions that I had intended for both the Reboot and TBG. The tradition of The Aftermath's chaos is still there but it will no longer be overwhelming like before. That being said, I still need your feedbacks and suggestions. Please let me know and I assure you that will get to it.

One important thing. I still use the very old FSO 372 when I'm updating this. But basing on your post, the mod works with the newer FSO builds so it is fine, I guess. Anyway, my method is still very much traditional FS2 modding and there are no radical modifications.



These are the download links for both The Aftermath Reboot and The Blue Guardian. Both mods MUST be updated.

DOWNLOAD LINKS

The Aftermath Reboot:

AF-RootMain23.rar ---- http://www.mediafire.com/file/diyegxus5e42up0/AF-RootMain23.rar/file-
AF-Extra23.rar ----- http://www.mediafire.com/file/oc5ijwzfemv6fyy/AF-Extra23.rar/file


    ---NOTE: These links are also posted in the Reboot forum thread.

The Blue Guardian:

TBG-Root2.rar ---- http://www.mediafire.com/file/lgc7m9kg2x9unxg/TBG-Root2.rar/file
TBG-Files2.rar ----- http://www.mediafire.com/file/wb1988diq9dgb7j/TBG-Files2.rar/file

The procedure is the same. Extract the downloaded files to the mod's root folder and the old files will be replaced with the updated ones (AF-RootMain23.rar and AF-Extra23.rar for Reboot. And TBG-Root2.rar and TBG-Files2.rar for The Blue Guardian).

The Release Posts of both mods are also updated. The new download links are also found there.

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
Oh yes... The "horny" line is taken out. It was meant to be a joke, a very bad one it turned out. I don't know why I did that...  :banghead:

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
TO THE PEOPLE FROM KNOSSOS:

I'm not sure how to contact you so I just posted my message here.

I very much appreciated on how you made it possible for both Reboot and The Blue Guardian be added to the Knossos installer. I hope you can make the proper adjustments for the latest update. Please note that the secondary list in the mod.ini file for both mods in these updates is still MediaVPs 2014. I also hope, if its possible, that the extra files in the mod folder (the "Read Me" text files and the "Alternate Campaign Version.rar" file) be included in the installation because these contain some important instructions and an "alternate campaign" file.

Thank you.


 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
Oh, one more thing.

The "mod.ini" file still has "MediaVP_2014" as it's ssecondary list. I am not sure of the name of the latest MediaVPs. Please make the adjustments in the "mod.ini" file.

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
Oh yes, one more important thing.

Whatever incompatibity fixes you had made when the March 2020 came out, you have to redo it again because I still used the FSO 372 in making this update.

Like I said before, Knossos and newer FSO builds doesn't work on my end, I tried it.

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
I've had two issues at spots in the campaign where everything functionally freezes. Lightning From Heaven is one of them - the Gabriel jumps in, then stops moving after jumping in. It never attacks the VNI ships, the VNI ships never attack it, and the mission ends, forcing me to kill myself repeated times in order to move on. I have similar issues in a later mission(cannot remember which one) where ships will freeze in place and never engage to presumably move the story forward.

 

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Hello,
first off thanks a lot for all the effort and time you spent doing this. I really enjoyed the first part.
Unfortunately I cannot play the second aprt beyond the frist mission in act 1. There reason is pretty silly. I cannot board the Gettysburg to finish the mission. Nothing happens when I approach the fighter bay. Is this a known issue ? What can I do about it ?

Best regards,
Sorlag

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian

Unfortunately I cannot play the second aprt beyond the frist mission in act 1. There reason is pretty silly. I cannot board the Gettysburg...

You have to enter through the front of the ship, on the upper deck. It's where you started at the beginning.

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
I've had two issues at spots in the campaign where everything functionally freezes.

Hmm... the game did frozed. Make sure you use FSO 19.0. Later builds or version tend to have problems.

 

Offline Sorlag

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You have to enter through the front of the ship, on the upper deck. It's where you started at the beginning.

Hi,
I am sorry but finding where to land is not the issue. You made this very clearly visible by the fighter bay subsystem. The problem is that nothing happens once I arrive there, even if I lodge myself into the fighter bay. I have also tried every other cavity the ships has to offer.  Furthermore I do not start at any ship. It is the mission where you start with three wings attacking a lufcier destroyer, a cruiser joining in later.

I managed to skip the mission by turning invulnerability off and killing myself five time, but that just delays the problem since nothing happens for me after finishing the second mission main objective, too. Just eerie silence and inactive AI for me.

Might it be an imcompatiblity with FSO or MediaVp ? I am running this on Knossos.

Best regards
« Last Edit: April 01, 2021, 09:48:25 am by Sorlag »

 

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian

You have to enter through the front of the ship, on the upper deck. It's where you started at the beginning.

Hi,
I am sorry but finding where to land is not the issue. You made this very clearly visible by the fighter bay subsystem. The problem is that nothing happens once I arrive there, even if I lodge myself into the fighter bay. I have also tried every other cavity the ships has to offer.  Furthermore I do not start at any ship. It is the mission where you start with three wings attacking a lufcier destroyer, a cruiser joining in later.

Hmm... That's strange. My counterpart in this mod, CT27, didn't have this problem. Yeah, must be compatibility issue. Use FSO 19.

 
Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
Hello,
first off thanks a lot for all the effort and time you spent doing this. I really enjoyed the first part.
Unfortunately I cannot play the second aprt beyond the frist mission in act 1. There reason is pretty silly. I cannot board the Gettysburg to finish the mission. Nothing happens when I approach the fighter bay. Is this a known issue ? What can I do about it ?

Best regards,
Sorlag
Having the same issue using version 1.2.0 on Knossos 0.14.3
Reaching the fighter bay doesn't trigger the mission end.

  

Offline Madeye

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Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
Same here :(

 
Re: RELEASE: The Aftermath II - The Blue Guardian
Hello,
first off thanks a lot for all the effort and time you spent doing this. I really enjoyed the first part.
Unfortunately I cannot play the second aprt beyond the frist mission in act 1. There reason is pretty silly. I cannot board the Gettysburg to finish the mission. Nothing happens when I approach the fighter bay. Is this a known issue ? What can I do about it ?

Best regards,
Sorlag
Having the same issue using version 1.2.0 on Knossos 0.14.3
Reaching the fighter bay doesn't trigger the mission end.
Managed to get on board the Gettysburg using the larger ship (x-wing style) but got stuck on "A wounded Fox" where after destroying Demora and all other cruisers & vettes, nothing happens, no mission success, no return to base no nothing :(