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Offline NFSRacer

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...shows you how damn good Ransom is.

Amen to that!!!! :lol:
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Its also well received because of the extensive use of the (then) bleeding-edge FSO features it required to use (mostly the sexps).  I think the build he required for running it was built the day before by yours truly.  Taylor, him and myself had a good thread going on game warden where we would be reporting, fixing, testing stuff.

oddly enough, I still haven't replayed it yet just because the transcend swallowing ships creeped me out too much :p
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Me too. I played it once, then never replayed it again.
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oddly enough, I still haven't replayed it yet just because the transcend swallowing ships creeped me out too much :p

Man, that's nothing!  Try playing FEAR!  After playing the demo, Trancend will look like a cake-walk!  Heck, I even REPLAYED the campaign two times already and am thinking about doing it again! ;):p
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oddly enough, I still haven't replayed it yet just because the transcend swallowing ships creeped me out too much :p

Man, that's nothing!  Try playing FEAR!  After playing the demo, Trancend will look like a cake-walk!  Heck, I even REPLAYED the campaign two times already and am thinking about doing it again! ;):p

I think Transcend was scarier than FEAR. FEAR made me jump, and certainly made me nervous, but it never produced the feeling of cosmic dread that Transcend did.

Also, yes, it's totally acceptable to necro a campaign thread. Ease up, Stormkeeper.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Transcend easily beats FEAR. This is horror in the classic mode, not the "BOO A MONSTER" mode.
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Offline NFSRacer

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Transcend easily beats FEAR. This is horror in the classic mode, not the "BOO A MONSTER" mode.

Really?  I thought FEAR was scarrier than Trancend.  Also, what do you mean by "classic mode?"
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Also, what do you mean by "classic mode?"
I think he means that Transcend didn't have any monsters running at you all the time. Instead, it relied on the fear and oppression caused by the fact that the player has absolutely no idea of what's going on around him and what might happen next.
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Oh, OK.  On that note, I guess Trancend is a whole lot better the FEAR!  I prefer have wave after wave of fighter come after me than wave after wave of monsters. :lol:
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The fighters aren't the scary part of Transcend. The scary part is in the psychological aspects. You're alone... you and three others. Everyone is against you. People keep disappearing. People keep doing things that defy logic and sanity. Impossible chances are suddenly occuring... frequently. There are ghost ships only you can see. Messages you never heard are in your ship's log. All of it makes no sense, and yet that doesn't matter, it's happening anyway.

That's what makes Transcend creepy.

And also that ending fight music... *shudders*  :shaking:
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Offline Stormkeeper

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Transcend easily beats FEAR. This is horror in the classic mode, not the "BOO A MONSTER" mode.
I think he means that the fear is more psychological than visceral. It doesn't spring a monster out at you from nowhere to frighten you. It seeps terror slowly, making you more and more afraid.

My favorite part of Transcend is the ending cinematic.

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Offline General Battuta

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Yeah, the end was great. I wasn't sure whether to be relieved or terrified at what happened.

 

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The fighters aren't the scary part of Transcend. The scary part is in the psychological aspects. You're alone... you and three others. Everyone is against you. People keep disappearing. People keep doing things that defy logic and sanity. Impossible chances are suddenly occuring... frequently. There are ghost ships only you can see. Messages you never heard are in your ship's log. All of it makes no sense, and yet that doesn't matter, it's happening anyway.

That's what makes Transcend creepy.

Yea, I guess you've got a point there, but, to me, the psychological effects were vertually invisible. :D :p  It's just the messages and the "visions" that cought my attention.

And also that ending fight music... *shudders*  :shaking:

...And besides...What do you mean ending fight music?  Are you talking about the music when you in subspace?

Sorry bout being a bit harsh, NFS. I used to frequent a very strict forum.

And what about you trying to be harsh on what I said? :lol:  Yea, I forgive you.

By the way, does anyone know how to get FRED2 to reconize Transcend's VP file?  I'd like to know how Ransom got that Pegesus-Class fighter to act like that.  It gives me an idea.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2008, 04:16:32 pm by NFSRacer »
"Said 'It was up to us.  Up to us, to decide.  You've become a virus that eating up it host.  We've been watching you with all our eye, and what you seem to value most.  'So much potential'.  Or so we used to say.  Your greed, self-importance, and your arrogance, you p*** it all away.'" - NIN from Year Zero

 

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Ah, that would be the set-object-position SEXP I believe.
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By the way, does anyone know how to get FRED2 to reconize Transcend's VP file?  I'd like to know how Ransom got that Pegesus-Class fighter to act like that.  It gives me an idea.

In recent versions of FSOpen, all you have to do is select Transcend in the launcher.

For older versions: type -mod Transcend in FRED's command line. This will tell it to load Transcend's files (the only real difference is the addition of the GTF Kelpie, IIRC).

As for Ransom's FRED magic, I believe it was a bunch of tricky waypoint and set-object-position stuff. I've looked at the missions myself and much of it was incomprehensible to me. :p
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Okay. I've figured out why Transcend is crashing. It's apparently related to a SEXP which slows time down when you destroy one of the fighters towards the beginning. I edited the SEXP with more data and it seems to have worked.
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So one of the time compression SEXPs is misused?
Could you post the fixed mission file? (This is for the subspace mission, right?)
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Well yes and no, FSO was looking for data where there was none, so it broke. Don't know why it worked fine in earlier builds though. And I'm working on fixing the missions where you're supposed to be chased by the Generation and whatnot but they just sit there instead.

At the same time, the cutscene that plays afterward won't play anymore due to it being in .avi format. So someone needs to convert it or make a new version.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2008, 01:57:41 am by Cobra »
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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If you download Transcend from FreeSpaceMods, you`ll get the .ogg version.