Dropping by to say thanks to Goober for finally putting this together. It's been anticipated for a long time.
For anyone who prefers the MediaVPs, I've put together a small package that includes a modified mod.ini, updated maps (and glowmaps) for the retail Orion model, and high-res Aten maps for the PVT Qeb. (I will upgrade that someday, I have the concept art sitting right here...) Download the ZIP at this link.
Goob, you may want to fold this into your download package.
Missions 1 and 2 were a great warmup and I think Mission 3 was executed beautifully! Thanks so much for the checkpoints.
Unfortunately I couldn't beat it without cheats. Those Nephilims broke the Guardian's legs, stabbed it to death, and then shot it in the head for good measure. Checkpoint 4 left it at 53%. Being unwilling to play through the whole mission again to change armament and reassign wingmen wasn't an option with my schedule (I *just now* got to play it, on Easy no less) so I ~I'd the Typhon at 1%. It still had to sit there taking a lot of hits before it jumped out--and to my horror the Lucifer's beams landed a glancing blow instead of a near miss. I would really appreciate some checks at this last phase to tone down the difficulty based on the challenge that lies ahead for the player.
The beam impact on the Legion was flawless! Seriously, congrats on pulling that off.
Particle effects were beautiful, the model swap was seamless, the drift was really smooth. Also, regarding the aforementioned glowmaps: Can you add an event to turn off or better yet, flicker glowmaps on the Legion once it's been hulked? It would help with the atmosphere.
All in all it's the Battle of Deneb we've all been waiting for and I can't imagine any better way to execute it. Except maybe have a trio of Anubis fighters arrive near the end, since they're so far away at the start of the cutscene.
You should be proud of this, thanks for sharing.
Now, I'm off to the internal to discuss shoehorning this into Vasudan Imperium...