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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
A support ship turning hostile? Outside that one Hygeia in the 2nd SOC mission in Freespace 2 Vanilla, I never heard that one before

  

Offline Antares

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
A support ship turning hostile? Outside that one Hygeia in the 2nd SOC mission in Freespace 2 Vanilla, I never heard that one before

This looks like it might be a scripted event.  :nono:

The mission is set up so that a Moloch jumps onto the battlefield about thirty seconds after the fourth bomber is disabled (disabled, not captured). If the other three bombers have already been captured by this time, then Kidnapper will jump out with the fourth one right around the time the Moloch arrives, and the mission will just end. However, if all four bombers are disabled relatively quickly, Kidnapper will capture them one at a time (which takes a while), and the Himnoltep will jump in soon after the Moloch does in order to provide fire support.

A hostile Vasudan support ship deploys from the Himnoltep the moment it jumps in, so either the Shivans are calling for help, or someone on the Scroll team did a sneaky.
We have returned to continue our purification of this galaxy. It is again your turn to be crushed beneath the great force that is the Antaran army. All your petty squabbling with the other beings in this galaxy is meaningless. The Antaran fleet will destroy you all, one by one. You may not surrender. You cannot win. Your only option is death.

 
Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
Well, the Freespace 2 lore indicated there were some Hammer of Light possibly still out there, and I wouldn't put it past the modders to foreshadow.  I doubt the idea of the Shivans communicating with Vasudans, and it can't be NTB because a Terran would stand out too much

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
Well, the Shivans are apparently calling for support, since they are being specifically changed to an IFF that allows support ships.  It used to be the case that no support ship could be deployed because there was no Shivan support ship in ships.tbl, but maybe support ship behavior has changed.  Regardless, we have the no-disabled-self-destruct ship flag now - and, in fact, it's already used in that mission - so I'll remove the IFF trick.

 

Offline CT27

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
Will there be an update to make this MVP 4.5 playable or is it already playable with 4.5 and we can just manually change the mod.ini?

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: RELEASE: The Scroll of Atankharzim, Part I
Scroll is compatible with MVP 4.5, so if you want to edit the mod.ini or mod.json, you can do so.