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Offline Admiral Nelson

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RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
Blue Planet: The Battle Captains



This is addictive and engaging. The difficulty's in exactly the right spot and it's fun to try out different tactics...  - I like how the situation incentivizes you to get right up close with the Leviathans and eat their hurt in the name of keeping the transports alive. Narrative-gameplay assonance!

This mission feels very FS2. It does a great job of capturing the gameplay atmosphere - the slower ROF and more direct tactics. And I loved the little bits of narrative. The failure debrief in particular will certainly be provocative to certain Steele fans  ;)

Blue Planet: The Battle Captains tells to story of two the great battle captains of the age, whose commanding prowess has shaped the war in Sol:

-Anita Lopez and the GTD Carthage cover the GTVA's retreat from the nebula, while holding back overwhelming Shivan attacks.

-Cyrus Severanti captains the GTCv Steadfast, defending Luzon Station from an NTF assault, staying in command despite heavy personal injury.

Battle Captains has now been updated to work with current FSO builds and MediaVPs as well as been fully voiced!

1) INSTALLATION

[DOWNLOAD] - Use Knossos:
 
Click below to get started. The latest revision is 2.0.1.



2) CREDITS

Lepanto - Original concept and campaign
Admiral Nelson - Patch as documented below, FREDing, voice editing, etc.

Voice Acting:
Andreas Rybak - Voice of Steadfast Gunnery
Colonol Dekker - voice of Carthage XO
DizzyKoop - voice of Cyrus Severanti
Ertanax - voice of Steadfast XO
Goober5000 - voice of GTC Lubeck
Nyctaeus - voice of Admiral Kowalski
Renegade Paladin - voice of Luzon Station
Sparda- voice of Captain Santiago

3) CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE

NEW Full voice acting, featuring a mix of live actors and AI
NEW Spelling / grammar checked
NEW Made compatible with Blue Planet Complete 3.2.3, FSO 23.0 and MVPs 4.6.8
NEW many bugfixes
NEW removed the need to download old BPC - eliminating a 3.3 GB download(!)
NEW Updated Axem message box to current version, switched vfonts to TTF for legibility
NEW Added NTF skins to the Kiowa and Nakura
NEW Added missing nameplates where appropriate

« Last Edit: July 16, 2023, 02:14:15 pm by Admiral Nelson »
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Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
Formidable!

 

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Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
Wasn't there also supposed to be a Steele mission?
The Trivial Psychic Strikes Again!

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
Yes, but Lepanto never finished it.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
Apologies to any Irish players in advance 😆

 
Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
Just replayed these missions last night.  I think what impressed me most was how smooth it all ran!  I remember countless CTDs when I first tried to play them years ago.  And the voicework was very nice.  Did you guys find someone who just is able to imitate the Allied Command voice that well, or did you use AI to recreate it!?  That seriously left me slack-jawed.

Heh, and CD trying on an Irish accent made me nearly fall out of my chair laughing!  You did great!  Good on you mate!

Thanks to all for resurrecting these.  Aegis in particular has a lot of replay value in that I like to try to win using different tactics just to see if I can.  Lots of fun!
"Wouldn't it be so wonderful if everything were meaningless?
But everything is so meaningful, and most everything turns to ****.
Rejoice."
-David Bazan

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
6 out of 8 of my great grandparents are Irish.   They're spinning in their graves.

 
Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
Awesome! One of the best side campaigns to Blue Planet.

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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Re: RELEASE: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains
I have pushed a small patch to fix an issue where killing a certain enemy ship too fast could unintentionally cause a mission failure.  Additionally, Renegade Paladin very kindly revoiced Luzon Station, which had a subpar AI voice.
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