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Offline newman

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
I doubt you'd find any member of our team who wouldn't agree it's (too) short. But the first release is always the hardest and it was really important to get R1 out already. The too short thing we can fix, that's the whole point of episodic releases :)
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
I hope R2 comes out soon, I loved the chaotic, messy, scary, *glorious* dogfights. It was just too gorram short. Great job all around although the lack of voice acting during briefing is odd (and no, it's not because of the memory bug you guys have talked about, I got the lack of VA for briefings the first time I played.)

Thanks for the compliments.
On the VA issue, do you mean to say that you heard no VA, ever? Because the VA bug will mean you will hear it for, say, the first 3 missions, then no longer if you play in one sitting.

In mission, the VA is utterly fine, never had it drop out. The mission brief beforehand though is silent. I played to the last level in one sitting without in mission problems.
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Very rarely do projects come along where people make successful presentations. Year after year, troves of games come out identical to each other, only to keep a huge profit margin regardless of user satisfaction....

And then, you get the few and rare independent developers that put passion, pain staking detail, and their own desire to do great into their product. This is where you guys sit. A game, released under a CC license, and not marketed to millions as Yet Another Game, has delivered where most fell short this past summer. My hats go off to all of you, once my frustration of being a crappy pilot subsided, I couldn't stop playing. I felt edge of my seat during the best battles and thoroughly addicted to the game. I cannot wait for the episodic releases of more campaigns, multiplayer to become stable, and to see where this goes!

PS, where can we donate for appreciation?
« Last Edit: September 06, 2012, 10:22:36 am by thewizord »

 

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Fracking Awesome.
I will be playing this for sure.
Thanks for making this!
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Offline newman

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PS, where can we donate for appreciation?

Taking any sort of money for this would, alas, be the fastest way to earn ourselves the wrong kind of attention and a C&D. This can't be said enough - none of us are making a dime out of this nor do we want to - because doing so would risk all those years of hard work we've put into this. You can always, however, donate to HLP to help the forum that gives us all a home cover it's hosting costs: http://www.hard-light.net/donate/

(the money donated in this way only covers HLP's hosting costs - none of our team members ever see that money but we do appreciate anyone who decides to help HLP stay afloat).
« Last Edit: September 06, 2012, 10:48:31 am by newman »
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
my life!!

give me back my life dammit!   :p




just kidding, keep it.
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
We've said that a few times ourselves. :p
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Seeing our first newbie FREDder mission reminds me. There is actually a 9th Official Diaspora mission, it's in the FREDdocs folder and it's not balanced but if you want to try it, go ahead. :)

Just move it from FREDdocs to Missions and play it from the techroom.
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Do you have any models done beside what is released? I remember a very pretty in-game screenshot of the Colonial One being shown a long, long time ago, maybe in the celebration thread. What happened to this model? I think it could come in handy for FREDers.

 

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Since we have at least two more we've shown you pictures of, you can start fighting amongst yourselves about which one we're using for R2. :D
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Offline An4ximandros

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Remember not to add a boss fight then, it would be too "video gamey." :P

  

Offline newman

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Do you have any models done beside what is released? I remember a very pretty in-game screenshot of the Colonial One being shown a long, long time ago, maybe in the celebration thread. What happened to this model? I think it could come in handy for FREDers.

We have other models in various states of completion but in each case there was some reason for holding them back. Don't worry, R2 will expand the ship set nicely :)
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Guys, I was there when BTRL went live. I loved EVERY SECOND of that mod. I religiously checked back for years, and was sad to see it go.

Imagine my surprise when I finally see that Diaspora was released! I had been skeptical, but my god was I in for a shocker. Loved it! You guys captured the new videogame feeling while dropping us right into the storyline of BSG. For a second I thought I was playing Ace Combat, but in SPACE!

You guys are awesome!

 

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
We have other models in various states of completion but in each case there was some reason for holding them back. Don't worry, R2 will expand the ship set nicely :)
I am curious about one certain ship, this one:



It was offered to BTRL back ages ago before the split, did it end up going with Diaspora, or staying with BTRL?
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Offline karajorma

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
We never managed to get in contact with Hobbes. So unfortunately, that one isn't ours.

Of course he might be willing to reconsider now. :)
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He was a very new member of BtRL when it split, and probably didn't really understand what was going on when it did so he might have been wary to pick sides, as it were. Just speculation, he was never really the talkative kind. I'm also a fan of his Vanguard class, if he should come back we'd love to have both him and the ship.
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Offline crizza

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Did I read something about a patch?
Maybe I overlooked it...but I wasn't able to find it.
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Offline newman

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
There are some issues to fix, like the M6 CTD issues some people are having, so yes there'll be patches. But there haven't been any official announcements, we're not there yet.
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Offline Ravenholme

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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
Just finished. Did the cowardly thing in the final mission - was that setting up the battlestar that the next "Episode" will follow?

Loved it guys, I got afflicted by the crashing bug in M6, but the old collision model fixed it.

Utterly fantastic.
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Re: [RELEASE] Diaspora: Shattered Armistice
I'd love to have the Vanguard in game, but we'd need Hobbes' permission and would want him ideally to do the in-game version.

We wanted to have an open for future releases if players wanted to consider their Galactica pilot as the one from R1. I can safely say R2 involves a different set of characters.
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