I don't know what other missions you have done, but I really love your Dark Children !
My much younger self wrote Dark Children
, the Fortune Hunters
trilogy, the Achen Schooling Flight
(a tutorial for the game) and Operations
, a sort of black-ops mission pack intended for coop. Furthermore, several multiplayer missions when that was a thing. I do no longer have any of the files
, which is mostly a shame as about 60% of the entire Fortune Hunters
trilogy was already voice acted. FUBAR-BHDR was hosting the SVN and I do not know what became of these. On the other hand, considering the frequency of grammar errors and typos, that loss might not be that terrible EDIT:
It seems lke some download links still work
? I just tried to download Operations
(from a thread linked here
) and I did get a RAR file from a server at 'http://fubar.org
'. The page itself gives me some cryptomine-**** but 'http://fubar.org/TBP/Vid/Operations.rar'
does produce a VP-file...
Maybe this all of this stuff still exists, because the filehoster backup these things endlessly? In that case, you might wanna grab while the stuff while it exists from 'http://fubar.org/TBP/'
, there is more there than things from me (subfolder 'Vid')...EDIT 2:
, there is a lot of stuff... The old multiplayer packs, the old DVD, some campaigns, different versions of ZATHRAS, ... not everything, but a lot.EDIT 3:
This is weird. Really weird. Emotional but I am not sure in what way exactly. I am confronted by early work, something half a life away and have this weird feeling of being like some sort of contemporary witness... Anyway, if you have questions, feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer, as I have done below.
P.S.: Maybe one of you knows this, I always wondered if the Earth Minbari War demo was supposed to be expanded into a full campaign one day, which will never happen now, or if it actually was intended just as a demo to show off the possibilities of modding in TBP?
While this was way before my time, I do know: It was indeed planned be expanded into a full campaign at some point, but TBP as a whole was way way before organized mod development.
During my time, nobody who worked on that was still around. We did talk about doing restarting this again though and I clearly remember discussing that we should alternate between the human and minbari perspective, contrasting the power fantasy with the consequences and focusing on an anti-war message through gameplay. Innovative stuff, actually, but potentially not the most fun video game. But alas, not much came of it.
Some general context about how TBP worked:
People came and people went away or ghosted. People made half-finished contributions, those got put into the release (because content trumps all
) even if giant holes were in the geometry.
I was one half of the project for a few years but I just got the job because I wrote some campaigns that someone else liked and who wanted out and the project was pretty dead at that point. Officially speaking, it was done
We agreed to keep the release as it is
(as the project was done), so all of our fixes originally became the ZATHRAS mod as a workaround for that.
I had no idea how to run any project back then
, I was young but together with FUBAR, we managed to get some things done anway.
To this day, I am listed as a the moderator of this forum because no matter how often I complain, nobody wants to take over
I cannot tell you how weird this all feels to type.
I am 35 now. A Software Engineer, a project lead, a person shipping products that people pay lots of money for and that makes other people, myself included, have a job.
And I look back half a life and find that this utter mess is still there and someone is bashing his or her head into the brick walls
that other people built. And some of the stones there were mine.