Today I am proud to present to you a short demo release of the first two missions of my current work-in-progress campaign, titled The Pirates of Yore. Now, before you all balk at the unusual title, let me explain a little about the backstory and the RL reasons as to how this campaign came about. If you just want to play it, then scroll down.RL backstory
It all started after I played Vassago’s Dirge. That campaign inspired me to finally begin FREDding the ideas I had down in my head about a post-Capella campaign. I started doing so, on and off, for about two months. Some of you may have seen the thread about Project: Awakening wanting beta testers; that was my old campaign (and its real name was Resurgence). Resurgence did get almost completed (read: all the missions got FREDded) but when putting it together and looking at it as a whole after a break, I was simply unhappy with it. It had cliché concepts and as it was my first FREDding endeavour in a long
time (more than two years), it wasn’t exactly spectacular. So I scrapped it.
One night, many weeks later, I had a dream in the form of a FreeSpace mission, where a group of happy-go-lucky freelancers were mucking around, not taking things too seriously, just doing things for the hell of it (the mission I dreamed of is not in this release, but will be depicted later in the campaign. You’ll know it when you see it). Throughout that day I realized I didn’t want to make another oh-so-serious campaign that had been done many times before. I started to brainstorm ideas, and gradually, The Pirates of Yore began to form. This is not a completely srs bsns campaign, but with that said, it is NOT
a parody. It simply tries to incorporate some fun and amusement into the post-Capella setting. Also, I wish you to keep in mind that this demo is more of a teaser than anything else, as it has almost no combat. Its main purpose is to raise awareness of this campaign and to basically set the scene. So, I hope you enjoy the demo and get an idea of where I’m headed with this. In-universe backstory
It is one and a half years post-Capella. Hundreds of thousands of displaced Capellans are still roaming the stars searching for a second home. Enter Lieutenant Graham Helix: a fighter pilot who served in the Second Shivan Incursion, but has been stationed on the backwater Ymir installation in Vega for the past year. Many refugees continue to pass through Vega and fall victim to pirate attacks. All the while, Helix and the rest of those stationed on the Ymir are too far away to do anything about it. But when Helix hears about a slightly unusual group of pirates operating in Vega, his interest is sparked. Installation instructions
1. Create a folder for the demo in your root FreeSpace2 folder (you can call the folder whatever you want).
2. Download the demo files. Right now you can only get them from MediaFire
. I’m waiting for approval from FSMods. Approved //Swantz
3. Extract the files to the folder you created.
4. Select your folder as your mod in the launcher.
5. Play the demo!
The demo was tested using the 3.6.12 release build and MediaVPs. Also, don’t run debug. One of the models (which I did not make) triggers errors using debug builds, but works fine using release builds.
I’d love to hear your initial impressions, so post them here or send me a PM. Enjoy.