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Offline terran_emperor

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Not sure if this is the thread to Mention it in, - if not then move it to the correct thread - most likely the Major thread about the cutscene - but since the Vasuda Toasting Cutscene has been brought up in this thread, i though id mention it

Ive come up with a solution that may solve the Movie limit problem that prevents you watching all 10 original movies + Icey's Vasuda Toasting scene without too much faffing around with the campain file

[Problem]
Presently the engine limits you to 10 Cutscenes and you can only watch 1 cutscene per mission.
So if you want to include the Vasuda Cutscene in its proper place, you have to remove one cutscene and ALSO bump "Ancients 4" onto another mission.

[Solution]
Merge the "Vasuda" and "Ancients 4" into a single long movie.
Basically Take "Ancients 4" then once it fades out, tack on the "Vasuda" to the end...
The result should be

ANCIENTS MONOLOGUE 4,
(fade out, then fade into)
Vasuda Toasting scene.

Now this should work And if it does, could be used on other cutscenes.

Thus:
If Icey Jones ever finishes the "Lucifer at Ribos" cutscene, it can be merged with "Ancients 3"

However, the Bad Ending Cutscene (should Vasudan Admiral ever complete it) requires something a bit fancier.
1) It will require the removal of 1 cutscene - either the Lab Scene or Hallfight -> I personally prefer the removal of Lab scene
2) Due the "one briefing cutscene per mission" rule, the bad ending will require its own mission.
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Basically Take "Ancients 4" then once it fades out, tack on the "Vasuda" to the end...
The result should be

ANCIENTS MONOLOGUE 4,
(fade out, then fade into)
Vasuda Toasting scene.

Now this should work And if it does, could be used on other cutscenes.

I had suggested exactly this in the internal forum. :) Of course given the low quality and relative simplicity of the Ancients visually, I would want to re-render it with the original soundtrack, then merge THAT.
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Offline Macfie

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I just played the original FS1 campaign and it showed all the cutscenes.  The 10 original and the Vasuda Toasting cutscene.  I think the limit problem was fixed.  I just added the Vasuda Toasting cut scene yo the movies table and modified the campaign file to move the ancients monologue back a mission and add the Vasuda toasting cutscene.  I had made my own modification to the campaign file when the cutscene was first released and never had a problem with it.  The original modified campaign file replaced the ancients monologue 4 with the Vasuda toasting cutscene.

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Offline ARSPR

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Yep, the problem about 10 cutscene limit is fixed with newest builds. See Mantis 1847
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Offline ShivanSpS

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Some things i noticed, Stern and Dutbs. i can give orders to then, i could break the mission.

oh... and this



in the ST:R threat you say "What now", Vacations.... mmmmm ... mmm... taking the risk of been beamed, i could recomend "The Great War: Reborn"? lol   ***runs out of range***
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009, 02:38:03 am by ShivanSpS »

 

Offline Galemp

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Nah, The Great War campaign is just fine as-is. Operation Templar, on the other hand... :drevil:

And I could swear that background had been fixed. I blame Goober. And Snail, just because.
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Offline ARSPR

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Nope, sunsathanas01.pcx is not fixed in 3.1.1.

I uploaded a fixed version in this post in this same thread: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,58357.msg1183783.html#msg1183783
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLES WITH FS2:
  • Please, please, please, READ and UNDERSTAND the sticky threads in FreeSpace & FreeSpace Open Support board.
    A lot of people are willing to help you, but, as anyone can understand, seeing the very same "issues" repeated again and again can become quite depressing. Please, spend a bit of time trying to solve the issue by yourself.
    (Lobo deserves a monument).
  • Then, if you aren't still able to solve your issue, feel free to ask for help in that same board.
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Offline Narvi

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Ooookay, the Moon looks way too small in that pic. It's supposed to be a quarter of the Earth's diameter, not about the size of England.

 

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er, yeah, dunno how that happened either.

And didn't someone say the credits were broken too? Tyr's toenails, I should just re-FRED the whole mission.
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Offline Goober5000

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I removed the credits because there were too many of them.  They kept on getting truncated because there were too many words per training message.

But at the very least, yes, we should fix the Earth and Moon problems. >.>

 

Offline ShivanSpS

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Nah, The Great War campaign is just fine as-is. Operation Templar, on the other hand... :drevil:

Nah, many missions in the Great War are way too simple/easy, and others ones that makes no sence.

Maybe it dont need a re-work like ST (with is likely too hard and long to do), but many missions surely could use a re-desing...

I agree with Templar.


 

Offline Goober5000

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I don't think we're going to redesign any Great War missions.  We've enhanced them with backgrounds, better graphics, and better models, but that's about it.  If you want a different set of missions, you might want to check out What If.

 

Offline Antares

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Upon playing some of the original FS missions, you can tell that :v: was rushed; some of the mission briefings are very sparse, and compared to ST:R, they leave a lot of whitespace on the screen.

So when are you guys going to integrate Ross 128 into the Port?  :p
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Offline Goober5000

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Ross 128 is not a Port campaign.

 

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Upon playing some of the original FS missions, you can tell that :v: was rushed; some of the mission briefings are very sparse, and compared to ST:R, they leave a lot of whitespace on the screen.

Yeah, but that set the benchmark. I'm actually not that happy with all the walls of text we have to confront the player with--maybe if we had a dedicated writer to do some editing--but FS1 is FS1 and we can't really see anything wrong with the way it's done. Improvements we thought needed to be made, we made. Silent Threat was a special case as it really had to be gutted then renovated.
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Offline Antares

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Ross 128 is not a Port campaign.

It needs the Port to work!
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Offline Goober5000

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It's not an official project by the Port team, is what I meant.

 

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Nah, The Great War campaign is just fine as-is. Operation Templar, on the other hand... :drevil:
Operation Templar Reborn? :pimp:

And I could swear that background had been fixed. I blame Goober. And Snail, just because.
Damn, my sabotage has been uncovered.

 

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2 quick questions.  I just installed the 3.1.1 using Turey's installer and I'm uncertain about two things. 
1) The readme says that registry hacks are required to get the maximum beauty out of these vps.  If we are using 3.6.10 SCP, does that still apply?
2) the fsport-hi_res.vp is installed, but the first post on this board says that it is a retail level enhancement...so is it even necessary if we use the fsport mediavps?
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Offline Goober5000

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1) The readme says that registry hacks are required to get the maximum beauty out of these vps.  If we are using 3.6.10 SCP, does that still apply?
No.


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2) the fsport-hi_res.vp is installed, but the first post on this board says that it is a retail level enhancement...so is it even necessary if we use the fsport mediavps?
Well, let's see here...

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† A retail-level enhancement; you won't need this if you're using the mediaVPs.
...what do you think?