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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Let me think about it...

If porting Dreamcatcher out means increasing the dimensions of the VP or modpack, I don't think it's a good idea. We all have Inferno, what's wrong with making it an Inferno mod? You can always add reskins or any other kind of "betterized" models(and other stuff) to the VP(so they will replace the old versions of Inferno). I hope you're not going to make the modpack unnecessarily large ;)

 
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Oh no. It definitely wouldn't be a large modpack. I'm thinking having some FS2 designs around and some newer ships as well. Sort of like how FS2 had a bunch of FS1 stuff but added things.

Since I never did get Dreamcatcher to work as an add-on to Inferno, this would actually decrease the mod size.


EDIT: Maybe I should explain my last statement: in order to cut down on Dreamcatcher's size, I envisioned it sort of like downloading a patch to Inferno, and then using a mod.ini to summon the neccessary files from Inferno. However, this never worked, for some reason, and so I pretty much put all the new mods into an R1 VP... which was like 300 megs. So, like I said, porting it out would result in a significantly smaller filesize.
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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Would the plot be affected?

 
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Not really. The basic storyline would remain unchanged, though the Third Shivan War would vanish, since it wouldn't be in Inferno.

Basically, it would take place around 2390. The basic plot would remain unchanged: the sol gate, the Earth Alliance (although I'd probably name them something else), the Dreamcatcher itself will still be around.
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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
I don't like when people useless stuff to their VPs(by "useless stuff" I mean files contained in other mods *cough*mod.ini*cough*), if Dreamcatcher is an Inferno mod it should remain an Inferno mod, reskins or not ;)

 
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Well, the problem with my previous idea (Dreamcatcher as an add-on to Inferno) is that I'd be assuming that they would already have Inferno. If they didn't, they'd be required to download one of the larger mods out there in addition to the campaign itself. This is one of the major complaints I got when I put up that mission a while back, before some mod was kind enough to move the thread to Inferno's board where it would be more well-received.

Besides, when INF SCP is released, I'd have to rework Dreamcatcher in order to keep it up-to-date and pretty-looking, and if it was ported out, I wouldn't have to.

Besides all that: I feel almost like I'm intruding on the Inferno team's idea by having it in Inferno. I didn't exactly ask anyone's permission or anything to have it in Inferno's universe. Maybe I don't have to, maybe I do, I don't know, but the fact remains that I didn't.
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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Uhm, as far as I know, you shouldn't ask for permissions. You can do it, but expect a "you don't need permissions" as reply :)

And INF SCP is going to change a lot of things, like Steadfast... :blah: ... :D

 

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Looking forward to this one!

 
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
:bump:


Sorry, I couldn't resist.  :D

Well, college final exams are taking up the bulk of my time as of now, but soon I shall be on break and have lots of time to catch up.
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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
As will I. Unfortunately, my campaign must be restarted. When I installed FS Open again, it deleted my old missions. However, I sort of wanted to redo most of the missions (change the characters/dialog/events/etc.). The Feint at Ross 128 will remain an Inferno-era mod, requiring the Inferno VPs...

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Will the nightmares still be in the campaign? Please say yes! ;)

 
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They will.
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Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
But it won't be an Inferno campaign, right? :(

 
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I'm still indecisive on that.
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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Anywoh, I'm truly looking forward to those nightmare ships!! ;)

 

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
I'm still indecisive on that.

Make a decision. No Inferno campaign = this thread shouldn't be here :P

 
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Just leave it an Inferno mod, DH. If you're not decisive, just go the easy route and leave it be.

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Inferno mod FTW