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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Solarises are very good at destroying enemy subsystems. Those beams probably won't be firing for very much longer.

Alternative theory: They were trying to shock-jump the Solaris and screwed up the jump by a few kilometers, putting themselves in a much-less-than-optimal attack position.

 

Offline Pred the Penguin

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Can you at least get the torpedoes to work? You should check out the damage they can deal. Add that to the firepower of UEF squadrons then it should be more than enough...

But none of that might help much if Steele is around. :lol:

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Torpedoes work just fine. General non beamz turrets. But the Titan's beamz just sit there doin nuthin. Titan is taking its rape as if she likes it.

BTW I substituted every other ship that had beamz, no can do. No beamz seem to work in .fs2 files. I really think I'm hitting in the nooobiest of errors, since I don't FRED for like ten years. But I remember it being so f easy.... Y U NO BEAMZ?

 

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Another video with the starfield used by Betrayal. :)
Video gets kinda ruined by the "Nooooooooo" "HELP MEEEE" "I'm going down, I'm going down!" every bleeding second.

Skybox is noice tho
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Never mind, I put it in FRED. The Solaris gets its ass kicked. I seriously underestimated TerSlashBlues.

As for beams, press Shift+N and tick "all ships beam-freed by default". :p

 

Offline Pred the Penguin

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Really? That is surprising... Which makes the teaser pic all the more interesting.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
I seriously underestimated TerSlashBlues.

Yeah that's what I thought :)

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As for beams, press Shift+N and tick "all ships beam-freed by default". :p

AHHHH I KNEW IT. Noob mistakes FTW! I'll try it @ home, tnks ;)

 
Re: A celebration of Freespace
I guess I got to the word "Slash", went "lol", and didn't think about it much more. :p

Granted it took down one of the Hecates and dropped the other to 20%, but the corvettes were barely touched.

We should remember that BP battles are a lot more complex than slapping the ships next to each other in FRED and letting 'er rip. And that we don't know what we don't see; that Solaris could be getting Durga/Vajradasaharasheebadababad support that we can't make out.

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Well you are just making the case that trying to figure out what is going on on that picture is good brain exercise.

FRED is good at analysing current stats, all else being equal, which as you correclty put, are never.

A number of things may be happening here. Clearly, the Solaris isn't "surprised" to be found in the middle of this fight. All the other ships are not in the best of positions regarding the Solaris, but at least the cruisers have their beamz well placed. This means that *at least* the Hecates were surprised by the Solaris. A cruiser or two could have jumped to help them in the middle of the fight.

If the Solaris doesn't survive the bare bones FRED test, that can also mean that Laporte has **** to do. Perhaps her role is exactly to destroy the TerSlashBlues. Or perhaps BEAMZJAM to the rescue.

I think that the position of the ships are a really good damned indication that this is a surprise attack by the UEF against a fleet of Hecates.

 
Re: A celebration of Freespace
If the Solaris doesn't survive the bare bones FRED test, that can also mean that Laporte has **** to do. Perhaps her role is exactly to destroy the TerSlashBlues.

In which case it's a relief to see that the core mechanic of Blue Planet is alive and well in WiH Part 2. :D And if the corvettes were already there at the start of the engagement, add it to the list of missions that would be a lot easier if friendly capital ships could hold their horses for fifteen seconds before jumping in (I'm looking at you, Keepers of Hell).

I am actually starting to seriously wonder if this mission might be in Delta Serpentis. As I mentioned before that really doesn't look like the Sol starfield, and the Solaris doesn't have any escorts (it's been postulated that Solarises have intersystem jump capability, but Karunas and Narayanas don't).

Anyways, since this thread is nominally about screenshots:



Yes, I realize how ungodly stupid the first part of the GTD Europa's line sounds. It works significantly better as a response to what the Ctesiphon's CO said right before it, but it might still get changed.

Now back to your regularly scheduled BP derail in General FS. :D

 

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Wait, you think that the Solaris/Eris/Toutatis jumps into the Delta-Serpentis system? The Delta-Serpentis system full of (maybe big) ships waiting to jump into the Sol system? Doesn't sounds really intelligent.

From what campaign is that? That blue/purple beam looks awesome.
"Ka-BOOOOOOOOM!!!!"
"Uh, Sir we can hear the explosion."
"No you can't, there is no air in space. Sound can't travel through a vacuum!"

 
Re: A celebration of Freespace
Note that I didn't say a plausible explanation had occurred to me. :D

Best I can think of is that the Federation has surrendered and Calder has decided to take the Toutatis on a field trip instead (unlikely).

EDIT: The screenshot is from a little project I started working on less than a week ago and may or may not still be working on in a week's time. I'd like to finish it and release it one day, but we'll see if RL permits that.

Glad you like the BViolet, though. :yes:
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 11:57:49 am by LordPomposity »

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Yeaaahhh might not be the brigthest of ideas....

But who knows?

 

Offline Qent

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Do you want them even bigger?
If it's not too much trouble. :)
Then I'll upload them with the resolution you want :D
1920x1200 please!

 

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Someone call for 1080p? :)
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« Last Edit: July 14, 2011, 06:40:34 am by Jeff Vader »

 
Re: A celebration of Freespace
Ahh, actual stars, and you can see stuff :P
"Neutrality means that you don't really care, cuz the struggle goes on even when you're not there: Blind and unaware."

"We still believe in all the things that we stood by before,
and after everything we've seen here maybe even more.
I know we're not the only ones, and we were not the first,
and unapologetically we'll stand behind each word."

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Dat link.

It doesn't work D:
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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Offline Spoon

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Dat link.

It doesn't work D:
just edit out the extra http:// dummkopf  :p
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
I did that, it didn't work nevertheless.

Vader's fix seems to work though.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
It was http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ivTsuJUQk" originally.
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