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Offline Goober5000

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Error: Can't open model file <navbuoy-terran.pof>
File:J:\src\cvs\fs2_open_3_6_9.final\code\Model\ModelRead.cpp
Line: 1902
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
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I can't load the first mission. I select the FSPort under the 'mod' tab, then I select the CS campaign. Doesn't work.

You're doing it wrong.

1. Make sure that all of your Cardinal Spear files are in their own folder (such as CardinalSpear) within the FS main folder.
2. Make sure that you have all the necessary FSPort files in their own folder (such as FSPort) within the main FS folder.
3. Make sure that you have a file called mod.ini in the CardinalSpear folder. The mod.ini should contain the following stuff:
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[launcher]
image255x112 = CardinalSpear.bmp;
infotext     = In the tenth year of our war against the Vasudans, humanity had attempted one last desperate strike to end the war outright - a spear in the dark.  The Cardinal Fleet had been laid ruin, and the crew of the GTD Agamemnon was being hunted by a Vasudan general.  It was too late for victory, but not too late for vengeance...;
website      = http://fsport.hard-light.net/;
forum        = http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/board,39.0.html;

[multimod]
secondrylist = ,FSPort,Media_VPs;
Also adjust the Media_VPs part so that it matches your mediaVP folder's name.
4. Select the CardinalSpear folder as your MOD folder from the Launcher.

In most cases the name will be "mediavps". (without quotations)
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I've had a somewhat weird problem with the second mission of the first campaign.  I'm flying a bomber blockading a node, and sometimes (but not everytime) I launch a light torpedo, the thing detonates right out the tubes and disables me.  Most annoying.  Is it supposed to do that?  This isn't a new pilot file, and I will be creating a new one.  Just wondered if anyone else had seen this behavior.  I thought I saw something similar happening to the bombers in the first mission over Earth.  I kept seeing sporadic explosions over in the bomber squadron, but there were no enemy ships in range to be doing the damage.  I finally got close enough to see that some of the torpedoes they were firing were blowing up shortly after deployment.  Weird.

The bombs have a manual detonation mode when you press the secondary trigger a second time.

In FS1 the AI seemed to handle it fine, but it sounds like this could be something that the SCP could tweak. (when the AI manually detonates bombs)

Quote from: perihelion
It was the shockwaves from my massive primary plasma-cannon-of-death that really took some getting used to.  I'm used to doing most of my damage from point-blank range after corkscrewing my way into a ship's blind spot.  Heh.  Took me awhile to figure out what the heck was going wrong there.  "What do you mean I've been killed by a shockwave from my own weapon?!?!  I didn't fire any missiles!!... -oh..."

All of this was intentional. This campaign was made before FS2 was released, and I was trying to avoid cap-ship fights where fighters could hide in a corner of a ship, and just press the fire button. (i.e. Silent Threat's last mission)

So, flak was added along with the large splash radius for the plasma cannon. Torpedoes actually have a small detonation radius because of the problems with unshielded fighters and high-damage shockwaves.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2007, 03:18:23 pm by Ace »
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Offline Agent_Koopa

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
You mean... you invented flak?  :shaking:
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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
:bump:


Just something funny I thought to experiment with... Although, the atmosphere breaks the rendering from long distances (and isn't really that good looking anyway). But the normal mapping is a cool, sweet thing. :) :p

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Offline jr2

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Aww, nuts, now we gots to normal map all planets.... see what you started?  :p  I'm lovin' it!  :yes:  :D  However, for the distance involved, unless those are ginormous mountains, I think they're too pronounced... But nice work!

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
You mean... you invented flak?  :shaking:
I believe. This was out before FS2.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
I just finally started playing this and noticed that I have the same planet issues.  Not surprisingly, as I have a Radeon 9500Pro.

Anyway, I resized the dds files using the GIMP but I didn't know what compression method to use.  I also noticed there were some quality issues with the resized versions.

Herra - any chance you could tell us what dds compression to use, and possibly make us some nice purty new slightly-lower res planets?  2048x1024 seems to work.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Does this mean that you don't like these either?
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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

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01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
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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

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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
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

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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
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Not surprisingly, as I have a Radeon 9500Pro.
:eek2: I've actually got a better video card than someone! :eek2:
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Urgh... Well, the main texture should be DXT1c (colour only without alpha).

As to shine maps for planet01 (Earth) and planet06 (whatchamacallits)... [since they are the only ones that utilize them, having water on them) I think you can use DXT1c for them also. At least that seems to work for me relatively well. I think I just made them have full alpha channel so likely I made them colour-only for the release as well. If it makes things too shiny or mirror-y, blame me... :nervous:

I just wish I had kept my CardinalSpear directory in better order, there's like a gazillion different versions of disabled old shinemaps and test files and I can't rember any more which exactly it was that I actually sent to Adm. Nelson to include in the campaign. :rolleyes:

Or, you can download the pack Lobo is generously hosting (how much public_html space do you have anyway? ;)) and linked to...
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Offline MP-Ryan

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Does this mean that you don't like these either?

It was a dead link in your old post, smartass :P

But thanks =)
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Yeah, but there's... and with all the... and Objekt started a thread about this issue where I posted a working... ****, I'll just fix that previous link. **** it.
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 OllieG

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Has anyone come up with a fix for the ulysses thing yet?  It seems like a lot of the ships are missing from the version of CS that comes with the Turey installer, the GTD Agamemnon and the bombers show up as ulysses (the default ship).  Wierdly, angel fighters are still in the mod.

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
I just used Turey's installer to install Cardinal Spear yesterday (no joke) and played through it without problems.  You should check to be sure you don't have any overlapping mods or bad installations.

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Try to name at least one of the planets in Cardinal spear as "planet" ( without any symbols ) and then fly to it.

 
Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
I have a problem with the mission "A Spear in the Dark". I have to destroy the blast-door of the station in order to get the reactor destroyed. But I don´t know where this door is. The station can´t be targetted. Help please.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Listen to the mission dialogue:
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This is the GTC Wyrm.  Agamemnon, we've detected a weak point in the hull in the middle of two large vertical pylons on the outer ring.  It appears to be a blast door over a cooling vent.

 
Re: RELEASE: Cardinal Spear
Thanks I obviously missed that dialog.

 
hello.  i just completed cardinal spear twice and though it's a great campaign and full of action i noticed i can't pick/swap ships nor can i change weapons around during the briefing sequence before the mission starts. is this normal?

 i'm playing this thru fsport of course and started up on campaign 1 from FS1 immedietly after finishing CS.  i noticed a big diff in graphics big time and also could change ships / weapon combinations.

is all this normal for cardinal spear?   or does this possibly sound as if i've set something up wrong?
ty for any replies.  i know this is an old thread but really couldn't think of another place to put these questions.