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I filled up my hard drive with I don't know what.
1 (1.7%)
I hate you.
14 (24.1%)
DIdn't bother; knew it was fake.
23 (39.7%)
Haha! Nice!
15 (25.9%)
What? I'm still downloading.
5 (8.6%)

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Offline Polpolion

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Well, we've gotten the "demo" (It's actually more like an ACT 0 as opposed to pre-release) to a better quality level as of now. :D

Take part in assaults and escort missions with the 158th Banshee Squadron during the earth civil war; Experience atmospheric missions with beautiful sky boxes, large battles in orbit above Earth and between the Moon, and most importantly, get a feel of what it's like to fly with one of the best squadrons out there!

Now since Turey's SCP installer is so popular, I feel this game would be more easily accessible to the public if we had an installer as well. Unfortunately, there is no spiffy GUI, and I'm not sure about any compatibilities with non-windows OSs, but it's at least 100% DOS compatible!!!

I was able to mooch some free hostage space from my brother's job; he works as tech support for some random hosting company (ACE net or something), so with his help, I set up this program to download all that's required for the mod in the exact hierarchy of files needed.

Instructions:

1) Download attached installer.
2) Place installer in Freespace2\158th. (I couldn't figure out how to make it find the game :/ )
3) Run the program!

And that's it!

Be careful though, it's a large group of files, the required are about 100mb. On top of that, my files weren't given the highest bandwidth priority. It takes a while to even get the main VP, so I'd suggest just starting it, and then go off to do something else while it  runs.

I've ran it on multiple windows computers, and although it takes seemingly random amounts of time, given enough, it always worked.

Enjoy! :)




PS: If you have voice acted before and would still like to voice act for exposition, we will be releasing in the future another release with the voices. I'll start up another Voice acting thread here in a few days, and once we get the old actors sorted out, we'll talk about it in VA forum.

//If you missed it, all this was is an .exe I made one day that pretends to be downloading the 158th, but actually just fills your hard drive with text.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2008, 11:49:01 am by thesizzler »

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Careful, sizzle. With so many releases today, as well as coinciding with April Fools, you're sure to throw something out of balance.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 
Yeah. Watch we don't cause a resonance cascade...
Fun while it lasted.

Then bitter.

 

Offline Snail

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What a coincidence. On the same day as INFASA. :p

 

Offline Polpolion

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You all know what I mean.  :p

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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I knew it was fake, but I expected it to download a mission with the GTD Cube being destroyed by cargo containers or something, rather than garbage-barging my hard drive.
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 

Offline blowfish

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I wasn't sure weather it was fake or not, so I decided to just wait until April 2nd to download.  Turns out my patience paid off.

 
What exactly WAS the download?
Sig nuked! New one coming soon!

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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It writes a "vp" that is actually a text file as fast as your hard drive can write. On my computer the file grew by about 250MB/second. It writes until your hard drive has 0 bytes left.
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 
that SUCKS. How could you get rid of it? Isn't that considered a virus?
Sig nuked! New one coming soon!

 

Offline Polpolion

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that SUCKS. How could you get rid of it? Isn't that considered a virus?

It's involves a really tricky thing that takes the utmost computer knowledge and skill: Closing the program and deleting the file.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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that SUCKS. How could you get rid of it? Isn't that considered a virus?

It's involves a really tricky thing that takes the utmost computer knowledge and skill: Closing the program and deleting the file.
Z0MG!!1 How doo you does itz?

Seriously, I actually missed the whole "release". Sorry... Yet still, that does sound like a somehat mean gag.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Polpolion

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It's only mean if your hard drive is really fragmented, because then it takes forever to delete.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Hmm. Guess so. But maybe next time you could consider just making an "actual" vp, which would only have the effect of playing Never Gonna Give You Up instead of the FS2 intro. And not just go and clog people's hard drives up.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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It's only mean if your hard drive is really fragmented, because then it takes forever to delete.

Well, it could fragment your filesystem a little just by shoving bytes into every available crevice.
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
--General Battuta

 

Offline colecampbell666

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At first I was like "!!!!!"

But then, I lol'd I was like " :wtf:"
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline BS403

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If I had fallen for that, and I knew you in real life, I would probably punch you in the face. :nod:
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Homer: Explain how.
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Things like these aren't compatible with the INF team, so...uh.