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Title: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on May 12, 2020, 01:11:30 pm
At last!

I might sound cynical but something good came out of this containment that had me kept at home this long. I finally manage to finish and give people back this work I started long ago. I knew it would be playable (and enjoyable) one day, I didn't know it would be now.

Not to feel too ambitious but I plan to make more missions to extend this campaign with many ideas I had lately. I'll keep you posted.
For now here it is, this "made with love" campaign of mine :

(http://lorinas.homelinux.lan/~jack/images/opbanner.png)

Four neat missions (2 training+1 single+1 both) set during the first Era, not long before battle of Deneb events. Earn your wings, become a pilot, follow orders but also take initiatives that may change the course of your story.

I tried to make them errorproof and as human as I can. No need for new material here, mediaVPs have all it needs so thx to the fsu and all modders for making things happen.  The campaign is only available on Knossos as of this announcement.

All credits where due :
Everyone at SCP team for one among the longest played game ever
All the people at HLP and forums who helped me make this mod happen (Karajorma, The_E, xenocartographer, and many others)
Grey Wolf 2009 for the AWESOME Apollo asset
Mjnmixael for his help with Knossos
Knightmare, I needed his skyboxes so badly
All feedbackers! (Colt, Baezon, Asteroth, spart_n, etc...)


Enjoy and please give feedback!
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: woutersmits on May 14, 2020, 01:13:26 pm
hi ive played your campsign why is exam soo buggy i didnt hit anything it counts as point lost
ive tryied to be wuick im not allowed afterburner if i got out
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on May 15, 2020, 03:58:27 am
hi ive played your campsign why is exam soo buggy i didnt hit anything it counts as point lost
ive tryied to be wuick im not allowed afterburner if i got out

Well, I can't think of something I could say that's not already stated in the debriefing page (did you have a look at the recommendations?)
Also I admit there's no training-msg for every and all lost point situations, but every lost point is logged. So please look at the message logs (F4 page) and see if there is any point lost for no reason, that would definitely be a bug.

Afterburner is allowed, but not at once, you'll have to find out how and when to use it  ;7 :banghead:
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on May 25, 2020, 02:12:14 am
Hi!

3 more missions coming soon!
I need to finish all (de)briefing stuff And I'll be able to add them to the campaign. I'm confident the FREDDing is solid and also I have prooftested them. So it should be good, provided you don't do weird things like killing friendlies  :drevil:
I'm aware it might be too early to release, but I can't think of a better way for people to test them and get feedbacks. Plus you guys wouldn't want me to take another 4 years to show it's progressing, would you?

So stay tuned!
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: TopAce on May 25, 2020, 04:04:09 am
Coddle us with amazing screenshots.
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on May 26, 2020, 06:31:49 am
Well,

Not too much ambition here, I like backgrounds

[attachment eaten by a Shivan]
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on March 17, 2021, 07:49:43 am
"Hello, this is 1.1.0 here..."

There's a new update to the mod, here's a quick changelog :

- upgrade to new MVP assets (4.4.x), no need for my custom apollo from now on (great!)
- now the mod rely on 21.0 stable engine, because it now has all the bells and whistles + mod troubleshooting will be easier for anyone (not just me I think)

Sorry I still have not much time to work on these 2 missions that are awaiting to be added to the mod, so they're still alpha work. But if you feel like trying them then look for "De anguis caput" and "Pirate bay" in single missions simulator. But much of the events that depends on previous missions will be missing. Sorry for that.

Cheers!
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: ShivanSlayer on March 17, 2021, 11:33:53 pm
Says no executable found for this mod
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on March 18, 2021, 05:54:04 am
Says no executable found for this mod

Hi,

Sorry for my bad english but I can't tell much from your message, apart there's no executable in a mod folder.
Do you mean the game won't start and Knossos is throwing this message?
I tried to reproduce by removing the executable folder (FSO-21.0.0) and I got this message :
Quote
"I can't find the selected executable! (The file "D:\Saved games\Freespace\bin\FSO-21.0.0\windows\x64\fs2_open_21_0_0_x64_SSE2.exe" is missing!)"
which would be more meaningful to me. Did you uncheck any boxes in the engine selection at install time?

I removed it completely from my computer and redownloaded it, and I got it to work as usual, so I have no clue for now.

Thx for trying my mod!  :yes:


Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on March 18, 2021, 06:14:24 am
Hi,

I double checked the paths and re-uploaded mod (same version) again. That's the best I can do so far.

Cheers!
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: ShivanSlayer on March 19, 2021, 06:40:36 pm
Still not working
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on June 18, 2021, 11:07:09 am
Hi there,

I got help from Knossos creator, I think now you will be able to make it work as expected. So I pushed a new version 1.1.1 and made an update to the latest MediaVPs and stable engine (21.2).
Please try it and tell me if you still run into trouble.

Cheers!
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: ShivanSlayer on June 18, 2021, 11:57:37 am
It boots up now, but on the campaign menu, the actual campaign doesn't show up. I can only choose the original story campaigns
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on June 21, 2021, 03:01:52 am
It boots up now, but on the campaign menu, the actual campaign doesn't show up. I can only choose the original story campaigns

This is weird, can you tell me what exactly is shown as a list of campaigns so I can have an idea of what's happening? (maybe a screenshot of the menu?)
Sorry but I'll be able to deal with it only by this week end, I'll try my best.

Cheers!
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: ShivanSlayer on June 21, 2021, 11:00:11 am
It only shows the original Freespace 1 campaign, Operation Templar, and Silent Threat as choices in the campaign selection screen. No Road to Orum'par
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: Jackho on June 21, 2021, 02:48:03 pm
Ok,

It seems I'm having problem with upload stage in Knossos. Can you check if you have any .vp files in the mod directory? (I hope not  :drevil: because that would explain everything )

I pushed a new 1.1.2 version that I just tested. I had no problem downloading it and also I now can see the campaign, can you check this new version and tell me plz?


Cheers
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: ShivanSlayer on June 21, 2021, 05:15:21 pm
It boots up and the campaign menu shows Road to OrumPur now!  Mission 1 booted up
Title: Re: RELEASE: Road to Orum'Pur - prologue
Post by: ShivanSlayer on June 21, 2021, 11:04:10 pm
I got to play test and all 4 missions work, though one weird thing is that on mission 4, if you exit out of the mission and go to the main menu, you get a menu for Between the Ashes.  There is the system map from Between the Ashes and the exit door says "Exit Between the Ashes."  Hope to see more missions soon though