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Hello,

 I created the example mission following the mission extended walk through in the editor tutorial. I've completed making the mission and I followed all the instructions however, Basestar 3 doesn't jump in when its supposed to and I don't understand why. attached is the file in which the mission was created. can anyone help see where I made my mistake. Thank you.

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Basestar 3's arrival cue is tied to the event "Send in Basestar 3". This event checks that one of the events "Persephone close Enough", "Kubaba Close Enough", or "Cybele Close Enough" is true. All three of these events have the same problem:

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$Formula: ( when
   ( <
      0
      0
      ( distance "Persephone" "Basestar 2" )
      3000
   )
   ( clear-goals "Persephone" )
)
+Name: Persephone close Enough
+Repeat Count: 1
+Interval: 1

0 will never be less than 0. None of these events will ever evaluate to "true".
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how do i fix this?

 

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Don't use a < sign to check whether 0 is less than 0, right? It should just be

<
distance "Persephone" "Basestar 2"
3000

 

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Here's what it should look like.
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thanks I figured it out. I realized that's where I went wrong LOL LOL

 
I'm Creating a new mission, I'm using the background editor, how do I change the background to a Nebula?

 

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If you want the mission to be in a thick pea soup style nebula (Ragnar outpost style) you only need to tick the Full Nebula option in the background editor. If you instead want a nebula in the background, you want to add background bitmaps in the background editor. Just click the add button and play around with the choice of bitmaps and their scale and PBH settings until things look the way you want.
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Thank you, another question I want to ask is there a way to look around in the Cockpit of either the Viper or Raptor? I have a laptop and I don't see a pad lock key on my computer.

 

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Padlock view defaults to Shift + Alt + D from what I can see in the tables.
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is there a way to add a planet in the bacground?

 

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Two ways, either you use one of the planet skyboxes or you use one of the bitmaps. Skyboxes tend to look better in general so I would suggest picking one of those and then adding the nebula you want as a bitmap.

In the Diaspora Documentation you'll find a link on the first page to the Diaspora Resource List. That page has a picture of all the skyboxes and their names. All you have to do is to enter that name into the Skybox box in the background editor.
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where do I find the Diaspora Documentation resource? and is there a station similar to Ragnar Anchorage i can download for Diaspora?

 

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In FRED go to help -> Help Topics. It's basically the same place you found the Extended Walkthrough you just did.

As for a station, you do have Armistice Station in R1 but if you need something bigger you'll have to look elsewhere on this board for something Freespace related that looks right in the BSG universe.
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Is it possible I can create my own command briefing animations for my missions?

 

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Yeah, but depending on what you want to do, it might not be that easy. You need to create an EFF animation. You can find the details on the format here.
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I just want to create a Command briefing eff that just says " Battlestar Auberon  BSG 83"

 

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That shouldn't be too difficult provided you are good at art work or can find someone who is.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2015, 09:19:07 pm by karajorma »
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How exactly do I add this station to Diaspora? and I also downloaded the MarkII Viper as well, how do I add it to Diaspora?

 

 
I wanted to know how do I add my BSG Auberon logo to the Command Briefing as an animation?