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Offline NeonShivan

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
Is the Dusk Wars Act I listed on this thread that same as the 3/3/2013 thread? (Dusk Wars Act I Take 2?)

No it is not, it's a graphic update to the original Dusk Wars Act 1.
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Offline CT27

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
I've downloaded the DWA1 in the OP and will try it out soon.


Looking forward to the fixed DWA2 to see the story continue.

 

Offline NeonShivan

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
I've downloaded the DWA1 in the OP and will try it out soon.


Looking forward to the fixed DWA2 to see the story continue.

It's basically the same as before gameplay wise except now it looks better.
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Offline CT27

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
I've tried this new DWA1, it looks good.

How's progress on the DWA2 fixes going?

 

Offline Gloriano

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
Going to try this when i have some 'free time'
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Offline Sarkoth

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
How's progress on the DWA2 fixes going?

Any sort of ETA would be awesome, can't wait for the second act! :)
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Offline CT27

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I just completed the new DWA1 and enjoyed it.

Looking forward to DWA2!  :)

 

Offline NeonShivan

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
Took longer then expected but a fix is being prepared as we speak.

I do apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused

Download link will be posted in the main forum post by midnight Eastern Standard Time.
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Offline est1895

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
DWA2 link seems to only have the patch and not the campaign too?

  

Offline CT27

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Within the DWA2 fix folder there should be a folder simply titled "DWA2".

 

Offline est1895

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Within the DWA2 fix folder there should be a folder simply titled "DWA2".

But its only 64mb.

 

Offline NeonShivan

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
You install Dusk Wars the same way as you did before I pulled down the mod, except this time DWA1 and DWA2 are in individual .rar files, I do not see the problem here.
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Offline Sarkoth

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
But its only 64mb.

The Dusk_Wars folder is in the secondarylist of the DWA2 mod.ini, so all the assets effectively are in there. 64 MB is basically just the campaign files. That would be my elaborate guess.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 10:32:35 am by Sarkoth »
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Offline CT27

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I PM'ed you about this but I figured it wouldn't hurt to post it here too:

In the mission "7 Demon Gates" (I think that was the title, sorry I can't remember it exactly) where you're supposed to destroy the shield generators and the weapon subsystems of the enemy superdestroyer before it jumps out the mission says you should have Nova bombs, but when I started the mission all I had in secondaries were Spirit swarm missiles.

 

Offline NeonShivan

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
I PM'ed you about this but I figured it wouldn't hurt to post it here too:

In the mission "7 Demon Gates" (I think that was the title, sorry I can't remember it exactly) where you're supposed to destroy the shield generators and the weapon subsystems of the enemy superdestroyer before it jumps out the mission says you should have Nova bombs, but when I started the mission all I had in secondaries were Spirit swarm missiles.

Well maybe if this was more detailed in the PM...

This is quite a bizarre problem that has surprised me, seems the campaign file doesn't regard "Nova#End" as a separate entity.

Long story short, the mission appears to be unplayable in the campaign but playable as a standalone, however I severely debuffed the subsystem's strength so you should have the capability to eliminate the subsystems through the use of primaries. I didn't suspect that this would of been a problem. How embarrassing.
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Offline CT27

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Well maybe if this was more detailed in the PM...



I didn't mean to be rude.  Sometimes people have said they don't check PMs so I sent it two ways to have more chances of getting a response.

 

Offline NeonShivan

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Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
I didn't mean to be rude.  Sometimes people have said they don't check PMs so I sent it two ways to have more chances of getting a response.

Oh no you weren't rude, just you left out a little bit of detail that caused a bit of confusion that's all.
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Offline CT27

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Interestingly, when I played the mission through the tech room, I did have Nova bombs.

 

Offline CT27

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Now that I've completed the campaign, I'm looking forward to your next campaign BTA! :)

 
Re: RELEASE: Dusk Wars Act II
Try to playing right now... i can not even finish the second mission of Act 1  :nervous:

The mission runs fine until the Demon gets disabled... then the Bombers jumps out and my wingmen gets raped by this damn shivan corvette and the overwhelming force of fighters and beams... even if i am able to reach the Golgi alive... both escort cruisers are too far away to give fire support for the destroyer... and both escort fighters will be destroyed instantly by these damn Ifrit fighter and i stand alone against these Ifrits and countless Bombers. Sometimes even Scorpions because i can not kill the third Aries wing early enough...

Any strategies how to finish this mission?
If i am able to lure the fighters to the escort ships, they are indeed a good help, but until all of the fighters are down, the Golgi explodes, because i can not stop all these bombs in time. The best try was when the Demon gets down to 10%.

Hoped that this mission gets the urgently needed rebalance, because this thing was (more or less) impossible in the earlier version as well... but i do not want to skip it again.


If i think of (re)balance... during my last playthrough of Dusk Wars Act 1 (well, except the 2nd mission...) i had the feeling, that this mod misses some balancing in weapons and ships in general. Some ships and weapons are totally overpowered in comparsion to others, especially on "Shivan" side... it seems that the stats were copypasted from their invidual mods...  there are ships that seems to be adjusted for a Post-Capella era... and others are still these Great War era pieces of cake.


EDIT:
Got finally through Act 1... the second mission is still the hardest... only the last one of Act 1 was challenging after that. But the last one was still fair, on the second mission i think, that you need too much luck to get through it...


I played the first three missions of Act 2 so far... i think too, that the music choice did not follow any order... or the situation that is happening in the mission. It feels like i am playing FreeSpace with Winamp in the background...
But actually i am more curious about the BF Taygete... why it is less maneuverable than the BF Aether? A Mantis or Ifrit can outmaneuver you easily, if you are flying a much heavier Aether, they can not.
So the first both missions were harder if you stick with the Interceptor, because you can not follow your enemies very well. I am not sure, was the Phylaki in ASW really more maneuverable than the Tylisos? If it so, then it is a very interesting phenomena. Because in all mods i played so far, Interceptors were much more agile than heavier fighters :).

And i still think, that this mod misses a balance in difficulty completely... the first mission of Act 2 was again a very tough one, especially with the Succubi at the end... otherwise the third mission was way too easy for a bombing mission, because there are only few enemies.

This campaign is very frustrating sometimes... regardless if you play on Very Easy or Medium :(. I hope i am able to complete it before it completes me ;).
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 01:53:31 pm by Deepstar »
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