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Offline TopAce

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Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul

My very first release-worthy campaign, Renegade Resurgence is going through a major update/facelift. Not only do I plan to make it compatible with the 4.4 MediaVPs and the mid-March nightly FSO builds, I already made a lot of changes to the missions. Basically, I'm revising the whole thing from the perspective as an adult and a more experienced FREDder. The campaign was written in 2002 when I was sixteen (!) and when I released it in 2004, I was barely 18 (in the process of doing my graduate exams). Now, a tiiiiiny little bit later, I'm going through all the missions and get things done right.

As of this moment, this is the changelog:

- The campaign will run through uninterrupted, without error messages or warnings, with the MediaVPs 4.4x and the March 14, 2021 nightly build
- Use of Lightspeed's nebula backgrounds instead of the upgraded retail ones
- Lots and lots of changes to the missions. Some received a major rework, others simply received a facelift to make them feel less like something FREDded by a teenager in the mid-2000s. :nervous: There were mandatory bugfixes, too, but my biggest aim was to make the campaign more fun to play (instructions less confusing, useful advice from fellow wingmen/Command, etc).
- The campaign's "Battle of Endor" mission, "Twilight" will be rebuilt from the ground up.
- In-mission messages give more direction to the player about what needs to be done/what targets to prioritize/how to use new weapons, etc.
- The story was rewritten so as to stop calling the new enemy the NTF-Hammer of Light alliance, considering the ideology of the Neo-Terra would make such an alliance impossible. Through the campaign, they are now referred to as "renegades" or "the splinter group."
- Renaming the GTGs Antwerpen to GTGs Antwerp
- Changes to overpowered weapons
- Inclusion of the 74th Predators and the 122nd Gemini squadron logos that were accidentally not included in the original v1.1 release
- More flexible use of the escort list to clarify which ships a relevant in the current situation.
- Pilot banter dialog sequences and briefings have gone through a major overhaul in most places. All the immature/outlandish dialogs were rewritten. Also, there's a lot less yelling!! in the messages.
- The Boanerges's additional primary slot was removed to make it ever compatible with future MediaVP updates.
 



Special thanks to Novachen for the MediaVP 4.0 update. Her work spared me a lot of time and trouble, allowing me to concentrate on the missions instead of worrying about table files and such.

Release will come this March or early April. No, not on April 1st as a joke.

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« Last Edit: March 20, 2021, 09:56:38 am by TopAce »
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Offline wookieejedi

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Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
Awesome news, very much looking forward to the release!

 

Offline Novachen

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Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
Even i like RR how it is. There were indeed some missions that were a little troublesome.


Special thanks to Novachen for the MediaVP 4.0 update. His work spared me a lot of time and trouble, allowing me to concentrate on the missions instead of worrying about table files and such.

I know it is very unusual here. But it is actually Her, as i am a girl 😇.

I still had a MVP 4.4 update on the agenda (did not find time though :/). At least i wanted to check the campaign, as in newer builds i always get reports of new model errors in custom ships.
Also i think there are some nameplates that are missing for some ships now :).
« Last Edit: March 20, 2021, 09:32:48 am by Novachen »
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Offline TopAce

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Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
Ops. Apologies about that. Yes, I knew this, but forgot this factoid while I was typing this summary.

Also, don't worry about the nameplates.
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Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
Suggestion: there should be a bunch of really damn good background skyboxes available around the place. Maybe you would be willing to use some of them, they're just fantastic.
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Offline TopAce

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Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
I'm kind of fond of the classic "Build your backgrounds using dozens of small individual nebula images that blend together" approach.
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Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
I just played the version currently on Knossos and it was quite good. I'm sure this overhaul will make it even better

 

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Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
I just played the version currently on Knossos.
Did you not say in the Rogues thread, that it does not appearing for you?
What you have changed to do so then?
Created an own mod via Development Tab?
:confused:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 06:37:05 am by Novachen »
Female FreeSpace 2 pilot since 1999.
Former Global moderator in the German FreeSpace Galaxy Forum.
Developer of NTP - A Multi-Language Translation Library Interface, which allows to play FreeSpace in YOUR Language.

Is one of my releases broken or not working? Please send a PM here, on Discord at Novachen#2334 or on Twitter @NovachenFS2, a public tweet or write a reply in my own release threads here on HLP, because these are the only threads i am still participating in.

 
Re: Announcement: Renegade Resurgence major overhaul
It just appeared for me yesterday