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Offline Su-tehp

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
The log says he's running BP on 3.8.0 somehow.

Yeah, I switched a number of the mods I downloaded from or to 3.8.0 and 19-RC2 to try and debug them. I admit that I have no idea what I'm doing. Hell, I still can't get Wings of Dawn's text to appear, but that's because I gave up on that for the moment because I want to finish Silent Threat or Freespace 2 Blue.
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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
The log says he's running BP on 3.8.0 somehow.

Yeah, I switched a number of the mods I downloaded from or to 3.8.0 and 19-RC2 to try and debug them. I admit that I have no idea what I'm doing. Hell, I still can't get Wings of Dawn's text to appear, but that's because I gave up on that for the moment because I want to finish Silent Threat or Freespace 2 Blue.

This is a known bug, search for wings of dawn font problem.

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Can I just say how much I love reading through the Blue Planet tech descriptions on this page? There's a certain snark to some of them, indicative of somebody who's seen it all.
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I highly doubt I'd be able to get enough precision with hand tools and a drill press to be able to make a good quality lathe
in fact, often its more expensive to try to build one from raw materials.  Unless you have access to a high-grade junkyard where you can salvage parts from

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the hardest part would be the "table" everything is on itself
because well, nothing can beat a ton and a half of strong steel shaped for the purpose

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yes

Mito [PL]
Actually, seasoned ton and a half of strong steel shaped for the purpose

z64555
seasoned? what, you added spices to the metal?

 

Offline Iain Baker

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Can I just say how much I love reading through the Blue Planet tech descriptions on this page? There's a certain snark to some of them, indicative of somebody who's seen it all.

 :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
And maintains its heretical Vasudan bias. ;)

 

Offline Tiranja

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
I suggest to rebalance the "Keeper of hell" mission a bit. Getting through this one was a torture with many repeatings. It is "almost" impossible to beat that mission.

 
Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Yeah, even with perfect wingmen commands and picking subspace jump missiles, it's very inconsistent to win on medium.
You have the two Ravanas to disarm, the ambush squad of Nahemas, the corvette, the cruisers, and the bomber attack.
The Corvette you can destroy almost instantly by killing the reactor. Fine.
The jump missiles are no trebs, and even against the cruisers it takes two double fires to take out one beam, their hitbox is also wacky to hit with your main guns.
Your wing of bombers are terrible at actually killing Shivan warships, their warheads do more damage to you than them it seems.
You can tell your wingmen to guard the keeper, but as they jump from multiple angles, there's no garantee they'll be in position to do much good. If you do it from the start though, you'll almost certainly die from the Nahema ambush, as you'll likely be shredded going for quick kills, they can chase you down (!), or you waste too much time dog fighting them and aren't in a position to disable the cruisers.

In short, it's a very "Ramirez, do EVERYTHING" mission.

 

Offline Tiranja

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Yes that one was brutal :D I am glad I did it once (with the Keeper having 1 % left... ^^)

Another thing: I tried out that capital ship mission. Does my captial ship not fire that blue forward (main) guns at an enemy capital automaticly? It seems only to fire them if I overload?

 
Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
The Katana does fire them (if you didn't disable the gauss cannons via turret controls) but the reload times are pretty long. Overloading the guns gives you instant firepower. But it's not like these cannons actually deal a lot of damage, I think mass drivers (2km range) and torpedoes are the main damage deliverers here.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Gauss cannons are anti-subsystem snipers, yeah. They're very good at it, though. We had to do a lot of rebalancing in early BP2 dev cause the UEF warships were supposed to be inferior but they kept disarming the GTVA ships.

 

Offline Tiranja

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Cool thanks :)

I still try to beat that capital ship single mission but the strike corvette is too hard to fight sadly.

 
Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Use beam jamming to get close to the corvette once it arrives and then try to stay under its belly. The Diomedes has got a huge blind spot there and you can really use it well. Gliding also helps to use your main guns while you're there. There's also a decoy transport that you can use to draw the fire away.
Mito [PL] - Today at 8:52 PM
I was supposed to make a short presentation about basics of optical fibers and here I am, listening to Eurobeat while reading about quantum cryptography.

 

Offline Tiranja

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Thanks I will try that out soon :)

 
Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
Thanks for this incredibly awesome mod. Some say Age of Aquarius was not as good as War in Heaven, but I disagree. together they're simply perfect. I can't put into words how much I love freespace and this mod!

 

Offline maquise

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Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
I might be missing something, but whenever I try to start the Blue Planet mod from Knossos, I get a "No Executable found for this Mod" error.

  
Re: RELEASE — Blue Planet
I suggest you to enter the FSO Settings of the mod, and then select some (preferably recent) build, and make sure it's being pointed to an existing, valid exe. Then just save the settings.
Mito [PL] - Today at 8:52 PM
I was supposed to make a short presentation about basics of optical fibers and here I am, listening to Eurobeat while reading about quantum cryptography.