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Offline Goober5000

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Hmm.  I thought I had added the option to download them from the main hall mod on Knossos, but I didn't, and now I remember why.  They're not packaged as VPs, they're loose files.  I'll need to package up the current versions of the main halls, upload them, and add the links to the FSO Installer.

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
I haven't tested this thoroughly, so it may be symptomatic of a larger problem, but Tsunamis are occasionally having trouble acquiring targets. Most of the time they lock and fire okay, but sometimes they report that a target is out of range, even when it clearly isn't. Using the July 3rd nightly.

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Nothing changed in the Port, so this must be a recent bug.  Can you try the recent stable releases to narrow down when the bug was introduced?

  

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Nothing changed in the Port, so this must be a recent bug.  Can you try the recent stable releases to narrow down when the bug was introduced?
I haven't been able to reproduce this on FSO 21.2.
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
That's useful, thanks.

Can you narrow it down using nightly builds between 21.2 (on May 2) and July 3?  Use the binary search method - so start with a nightly around June 2 and work from there.

 

Offline Antares

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Based on my testing, the culprit appears to be the June 24th nightly, which definitely contains the bug; from what I can tell, the June 23rd build does not.

The changelog for that particular nightly shows changes to the weapons and HUD code, so maybe something got borked.
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Thanks very much.  Hopefully that should make it easy to track down.

 

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Indeed it did.  Asteroth/Baezon figured it out already:
https://github.com/scp-fs2open/fs2open.github.com/pull/3552

Thanks for reporting the bug, and thanks also for tracking down the nightly build. :yes:

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Would it be possible to rejigger The End to make use of actual debris from a Lucifer as opposed to generic "Shivan debris"? Or would that break stuff? It looks very impressive in Scroll and would fit the ending cinematic well, but it might also, I dunno, kill the player or something.
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.

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Have you seen what jumps in behind you?

 

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I've seen the icon that shows up on the radar, but it's exploding too much to see clearly, and all that's left when it's gone are itty-bitty pieces.  :P

EDIT: To clarify, could it be less this...



... and more this?

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Would it be possible to rejigger The End to make use of actual debris from a Lucifer as opposed to generic "Shivan debris"? Or would that break stuff? It looks very impressive in Scroll and would fit the ending cinematic well, but it might also, I dunno, kill the player or something.

You can tinker with the $Debris setting for the SD Lucifer in ships.tbl (or make a table variant), however that requires a lot of iterative work to make it just right that could potentially make the work disporpotionate to the effect.
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
The FSPort MVPs have been updated on the FSO Installer and Knossos.  Awakenings, Cardinal Spear, Destiny of Peace, and Shivans! have been updated to use the latest MVPs.

On the Installer, I downloaded these as new campaigns recently.  However, when I looked at the mod.ini, it had the MediaVPs (FSPort and FS2) listed as 4.3 (for example mediavps_43X).  Just to be sure, are these not compatible with the newest MVPs (4.4.X) and I should leave the mod.ini file alone?  Or are they compatible with the 'regular' and FSPort 4.4.x and therefore I can simply change the '3's in the mod.ini to '4's?

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
4.3 is what they were last tested with, but they should also be compatible with 4.4.  You can change the 3's to 4's.

 

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I see we're up to 4.5 compatibility.  Good Job!
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Crossposting from FS Open Support, Italian language translation is potentially broken.
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.