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Title: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Admiral Nelson on May 08, 2017, 08:29:11 am
The FSCRP team is proud to bring you this rerelease of three classic campaigns for Freespace 1.

Included are The Destiny of Peace, Tango and Eagle Takes Flight!  These three campaigns have been made compatible with the latest version of the FS Port and Media VPs, in addition to bugfixes and quality of life enhancements. The campaigns are presented in a single bundle for ease of use.  Simply choose the FS1 campaign compilation mod in the launcher and then select the specific campaign you'd like to play from the campaign room of the mainhall.

1) INSTALLATION

[DOWNLOAD] - Use Knossos:
 
Click below to get started. The latest revision is 1.0.2.
 
(https://fsnebula.org/static/kn_download.png) (https://fsnebula.org/mod/Best_of_FS1)

2) ABOUT THE COMPILATION

Campaign Summaries:

The Destiny of Peace
Original Author: Justin Mills
The campaign won Interplay's 1998 Mission Design Contest in the single player category, and was subsequently included in the Silent Threat expansion disc.
The story revolves around an Outpost Traffic cop, aspiring to become a GTA fighter pilot. He gets his chance when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time. When a rebel faction of GTA mercenaries arises, GTA Command is quick to blame Earth-based anti-colonization groups. Unfortunately for all of humanity, it goes much deeper than that.

Tango
Original Author: Julian Egelstaff
As Terran forces continue to fall back in the face of Shivan might, accompany the veteran pilot, Lieutenant Rhygar, on a front line patrol.  What you discover there could turn the tide of the war, or seal your doom.

Eagle Takes Flight
Original Author:Robert Carroll
This is a 4 mission campaign chronicling the birth of Eagle Security Services, a small mercenary corporation.  This was the first campaign to employ custom weapon ANIs, and one of the earliest to employ TBL changes. 
Just released from GTA service due to budget cuts, you and a friend strike out on your own to earn a living. Eagle Security Services Inc. is born and it's going to take a skilled pilot to make your company a success:

3) CREDITS

Current Release Credits
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Admiral Nelson - Testing, bugfixing and transforming to current SCP and Media VP release standards
FrikgFeek - Testing and bughunting



Credits from Earlier versions and original releases
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The Destiny of Peace
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Originally created by Justin Mills

Originally converted to FS2 by Selectah

Nebulae created variously by Singh, Lightspeed and/or Blaise Russel

Mandala Prime by Herra Tohtori

HLP Voice actors:
freespacegundam as GTD Nepenthe squadron leader
Blaise Russel as the newsreader
sphynx as Captain Wallace
neoterran as Admiral Darcy
Mongoose as Flagstaff Station
Ransom Arceihn as Clive Caldwell
darkblade as himself

Mission changes below by Admiral Nelson

Changes
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Redone for FS Port 3.x
All missions skyboxed, and background added from either Singh's background emporium or Lightspeed's nebula pack
Mission directives added to all missions
Nameplates added for all Orion, Faustus and Fenris\Leviathan class ships
Spelling and grammar fixes
Mission debriefings updated to account for various outcomes; AWOL debriefings added
Many bugfixes / FRED fixes
Full voice acting

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Tango

As Terran forces continue to fall back in the face of Shivan might, accompany the veteran pilot, Lieutenant Rhygar, on a front line patrol.  What you discover there could turn the tide of the war, or seal your doom.

Original Features:
* Two unique missions, plus one "atmosphere" mission (no combat)
* Unique player roles: wingman, and reinforcement wing leader
* Multiple tasks: escort, attack, recon
* Involving storyline
* Real characters
* Asteroid field combat
* Extensive playtesting and balancing

Added by Admiral Nelson:
* Converted for FS2
* Lightspeed nebulae
* Nameplates

Original Creator: Julian Egelstaff

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Eagle Takes Flight

Credits:
Robert Carrol: Original campaign creator
Macfie: Conversion to FS2, FREDing, testing
Mobius:  FREDing, testing
Admiral Nelson: FREDing, backgrounds, custom cbanis, modular tables, testing
Freespaceking: Updated maps for Amazon reskin
Black Wolf: Head Anis

Special thanks to Galemp for the palette conversion tool used in converting the cbanis

Version 2.1 Updated 11/4/2013

Changes:
updated mod.ini
new asteroid model
minor bugfixes
fix missing nameplate
minor table edits / fixes
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: perihelion on May 08, 2017, 09:04:48 am
You beasts!  Way to go!  Another set of campaigns added to my NEED-TO-PLAY! queue.

I don't know where you guys get the time to do all of this stuff, but it is very much appreciated!
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Snarks on May 08, 2017, 06:58:35 pm
Cool. I'll check this out.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: herkie423 on May 09, 2017, 09:58:38 am
Yes! I am downloading this. :yes:
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Nyctaeus on May 11, 2017, 08:54:26 pm
Awww... Nepenthe. Memorable name :P.

I'm eager to play some refreshed classics, and will check this out when I'm done with other things.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: CT27 on May 12, 2017, 06:57:19 pm
I'm running into a technical problem with the final mission in "Tango".  It's the one where you're supposed to protect the Magi as it docks with the Livingstone.

The Magi docks and after a while it says it has everything.  But it never leaves the Livingstone.  Even after compressing time to x64 and after a couple hours of in-game time, the Magi is still docked and won't leave.

What do I have to do to continue this mission?
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Admiral Nelson on May 13, 2017, 09:39:37 am
Looks like if you are too good a pilot and thoroughly protect the Livingstone the Magi won't undock.  I'll fix it for you shortly so that the Lvingstone always self destructs.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: CT27 on May 13, 2017, 01:41:51 pm
Looks like if you are too good a pilot and thoroughly protect the Livingstone the Magi won't undock.  I'll fix it for you shortly so that the Lvingstone always self destructs.

Thank you.  After a certain point I destroyed the Livingstone and thankfully was able to complete the mission.  A fix like you're saying would be better though.

As a minor point, I think you should get the 'good' debriefing music in that mission (assuming you complete all objectives including destroying all Shivans) but that's your call there.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: LaineyBugsDaddy on June 12, 2017, 10:50:03 am
Um, are you sure of the mission count you have listed for Eagle Takes Flight? I've played that one more than once and I'm pretty sure it's longer than FOUR missions.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Admiral Nelson on June 12, 2017, 12:12:37 pm
4 missions.  Never heard of a longer version.  Mad Bomber planned to turn it into a proper campaign in the distant past, but it never materialized AFAIK.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: CT27 on June 12, 2017, 02:42:01 pm
Has the Livingstone 'fix' been put into Tango?
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: LaineyBugsDaddy on June 12, 2017, 11:22:43 pm
4 missions.  Never heard of a longer version.  Mad Bomber planned to turn it into a proper campaign in the distant past, but it never materialized AFAIK.

That is so weird. I could have sworn when I played it through last it was longer than that...
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: CT27 on August 28, 2018, 09:10:08 pm
A minor problem on "Destiny Of Peace":

In the second mission "No Man's Land" the cruiser Wayward Son is a Leviathan, but in the first mission it is a Fenris.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Goober5000 on September 05, 2018, 04:46:30 am
A minor problem on "Destiny Of Peace":

In the second mission "No Man's Land" the cruiser Wayward Son is a Leviathan, but in the first mission it is a Fenris.

Good catch.  Turns out it was like this in the original campaign!
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: CT27 on September 09, 2018, 02:16:10 am
Could it get fixed?
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Goober5000 on September 09, 2018, 04:13:35 am
There is no way to tell which ship class the original mission designer intended.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Novachen on September 09, 2018, 07:22:32 am
Then you can use my Yet another Destiny of Peace Upgrade (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=95012.0) release instead which fixes some chronology errors  :)
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Mobius on November 16, 2020, 04:05:04 pm
There is no way to tell which ship class the original mission designer intended.

Perhaps it was intended to be interchangeable? Fenris cruisers were supposed to become Leviathans and vice versa via quick retrofits? It sounds weird, I know, but it may be an explanation to this inconsistency. After all, these ships used to look exactly the same.

On a side note, I'm playing through these campaigns after... ages. Tango was smooth, and I'm currently playing Destiny of Peace. Eagle Takes Flight results in a crash on startup due to a mainhall setting. 337 non critical warnings are reported by FSO as I run the Port with this mod, but no other issues so far.

Also:  :nervous:


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Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: praseodym on April 12, 2021, 10:41:39 am
Digging out this one: Every time I try to install it via Knossos it says "fsport-mediavps" is missing, which is not. All of them (!) are installed.

Ideas?

THX
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Goober5000 on April 18, 2021, 10:31:20 pm
As was mentioned on Discord, this may be because the project requires an old fsport-mediavps package (such as 'mainhalls') that isn't present in newer versions.  You could try installing the exact versions specified in the original release, or see if the original project uploader is around to fix the configuration.

Long-term, ngld is working on some features in the newer version of Knossos that should prevent this from being a problem.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: CT27 on August 09, 2021, 06:18:33 pm
I know "Destiny Of Peace" has got a separate newer release (4.4 FSPort MVP compatibility, etc.).

Will the other two campaigns (Tango and Eagle Takes Flight) get separate newer releases as well (especially Tango to fix the technical error I mentioned earlier in the thread, I also tried playing ETF on FSP 4.4 MVP and it didn't work so a new compatible version would be nice)?
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: Admiral Nelson on August 12, 2021, 10:59:34 am
I've put Eagle Takes Flight out on Knossos today; I'll get a fixed Tango added shortly and then delete the old campaign compilation from Knossos.

EDIT: Both are now now available on Knossos, and so I will remove this compilation.
Title: Re: RELEASE: FS1 Campaign Compilation
Post by: CT27 on August 13, 2021, 05:28:40 pm
Thank you for your work on this.