Here's something I've been meaning to get around to for a while. I did a lot of the groundwork for this a long while ago but it's been languishing in the unstable branch (previously known as HEAD) since then. I figured it was time to brush the dust off and get things working.
This build is based on my branch and not trunk, therefore it has several features which you won't find in trunk until after 3.6.10 comes out. Use FRED with caution for that reason. Make sure you back up anything before using it unless you're just playing about with it.
- Advanced Team Loadout Functions
- Ability to play cutscenes before Fiction, Command Brief, Brief, Game Start and Debrief.
- Ability to chat to team mates only in TvT games briefings using /f:
- Various new SEXPs
The build will save the pilot file to Multi/Inferno instead of Multi so it shouldn't endanger your existing pilots. It can be tested by anyone but I especially need to hear back from people with tables beyond the FS2 limits (i.e +130 ships and +200 weapons). If anyone has over 256 weapon types I'd particularly like them to test as
had a habit of using bytes rather than shorts for the weapons indexes and those impose a limit on the number of weapons while inferno builds allow you up to 300 different weapon types.
If this stuff gets tested heavily I'll be adding the Inferno stuff to 3.6.10, otherwise it will only appear after the 3.6.10 release. You can find the build here