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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
Have you considered using texture maps to add detail to your ships?
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
Have you considered using texture maps to add detail to your ships?
Well he said more than once that he wants to have all these ships HTL, PBR with height maps etc.

What I've been wondering about though, what does
As already mentioned,  I do hope you've got permission to use them.
mean? Did you ripped these super-low poly ships out of some derelict game or something? Just curious.

 

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What I've been wondering about though, what does
As already mentioned,  I do hope you've got permission to use them.
mean? Did you ripped these super-low poly ships out of some derelict game or something? Just curious.

He has BSG ships in his mod.
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
Indeed I have BSG ships in my mod, from Diaspora. And from Galaxian 3 at the moment, as per the forum page on Dragon's Lair Fans. There I've heard somebody finding a way to dump models from Star Ixiom, as well as a few Starblade and G^3 enemies in there, and Zolgear may appear in some future installment of Shattered Stars.

Have you considered using texture maps to add detail to your ships?

Yes. I did. For the UIMS Deathball A, one of the models created from scratch.

These models are WIP, and I intend to upgrade them. Maybe COLLADA is the only option. DahBlount explored it four years ago, and it will be the biggest opportunity.

FREDding wise, I can't launch missions due to the GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY OpenGL error while using 8K texture maps, something that today's graphic cards use. I've corrected it by using 1K texture maps temporarily, and the missions launch smoothly.

EDIT: A thread on the Dragon's Lair Fans messageboard was made.
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
...and Zolgear may appear in some future installment of Shattered Stars.
You had mentioned before that DOOM and SiN might also make an appearance in Shattered Stars.  Any confirmation to this?

Have you considered using texture maps to add detail to your ships?

Bryan; what of Steve-O's Federal Fighter pack?  Have you considered using them in place of low poly ships?

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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
As Bryan intends Shattered Stars to be a sequel to BP, it might be confusing/misleading as several of Steve-O's ships are already used there.

 
Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
As Bryan intends Shattered Stars to be a sequel to BP, it might be confusing/misleading as several of Steve-O's ships are already used there.
Absolutely true, clarity and consistency in your setting are very essential as I'm sure Bryan would agree.

 

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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
Since Bryan See is adapting assets from Dragon's Lair Fans, the really important question is whether Princess Daphne will make an appearance.

 

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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
If she does I'll seriously play it.
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
Princess Daphne = Hester Shaw?

 

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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
...and Zolgear may appear in some future installment of Shattered Stars.
You had mentioned before that DOOM and SiN might also make an appearance in Shattered Stars.  Any confirmation to this?

Have you considered using texture maps to add detail to your ships?

Bryan; what of Steve-O's Federal Fighter pack?  Have you considered using them in place of low poly ships?

R
There may be allusions to it in some way. It may not happen in Shattered Stars, but also my yet untitled crossover of which Shattered Stars built upon (it will be once again standalone, as being standalone has become a model for my major mod developments, fan made or original).

I did not use Steve-O's Federal Fighter pack, nor Esarai's, but I plan to use them anyway, at least not in this mod for the moment. They're not updated to use PBR maps, sadly.

As for Princess Daphne and/or Hester Shaw, I am sure there will be references to them.

And finally, here's a WiP shot of the first mission of the demo with campaign branches.

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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
This popcorn is making me sick, but I can't stop eating it.
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
This popcorn is making me sick, but I can't stop eating it.
How do you all guys like it? But, what's wrong with it? Is there something I amiss?

Anyway, FREDding on Demo Mission 1 is proceeding smoothly. I should expect I should finish all missions by December.
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
 :wtf:     less than two weeks to finish the WHOLE thing going you said.
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
I should expect I should finish all missions by December.

Fewer words.  More action.  All your promises are empty until you fulfill them.

This popcorn is making me sick, but I can't stop eating it.

Let me add some promethazine and butter to your popcorn.

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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
The one thing that's bugging me about this campaign is that

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It is set hundreds to thousands of years from now (around the same timeframe to that of the 2018 film Mortal Engines), where some future alien species came upon our ruins to indulge in the fiction of their own immortality until the Shivans came for them.

is a pretty cool idea that could be turned into a truly epic campaign if done right. Just that this story is not even trying to be something original but just a mesh-up of various already existing things. I thought about similar things in the past, and wished that I could make them reality but well..

 

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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
The one thing that's bugging me about this campaign is that

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It is set hundreds to thousands of years from now (around the same timeframe to that of the 2018 film Mortal Engines), where some future alien species came upon our ruins to indulge in the fiction of their own immortality until the Shivans came for them.

is a pretty cool idea that could be turned into a truly epic campaign if done right. Just that this story is not even trying to be something original but just a mesh-up of various already existing things. I thought about similar things in the past, and wished that I could make them reality but well..
@Nightmare's right: Setting hundreds and thousands of years into the future of FreeSpace is a pretty cool idea, given that it's meant to follow Blue Planet as a epilogue to the FreeSpace saga, and that the Shivans are a playable faction. I know I am well aware that this story isn't trying to be something original but, just a mesh-up of various already existing things, such as the UIMS (Unknown Intellectual Mechanized Species, descended from the Cylons from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica), the Battura, Bosconians and Sadeen, as well as the now-desolate Earth, where the 2018 film Mortal Engines take place around the same time. These said races, based on the counterparts from the United Galaxy Space Force (namely Galaxian 3, Starblade and Star Ixiom) are among the candidates for a future species that was said to have come upon our ruins to indulge in the fiction of their own immortality until the Shivans came for them.

As for whether it serves as a stealth sequel to Mortal Engines, that may be the case. Think of this (along with Blue Planet before it) as a dry run before I embark on such projects, whether a standalone mod or not, which is a purely stealth sequel with canon welding of any kind. Perhaps one day I could create one, one that serves as a stealth sequel to Ender's Game, a 2013 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, itself one of the influences behind the original FreeSpace game.

If I want to turn this into a truly epic campaign that works very well even with new players unfamiliar to the FreeSpace saga and space combat simulators in general, I avoid mentioning what happened in Mortal Engines. Any mentions of the UIMS, Battura, Bosconian and Sadeen are ignored.
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Ender's Game, a 2013 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, itself one of the influences behind the original FreeSpace game.

Where did you got this from?
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Re: [WIP] Shattered Stars: A Deepness Within Act 0 (DEMO)
@Nightmare's right: Setting hundreds and thousands of years into the future of FreeSpace is a pretty cool idea... ...Any mentions of the UIMS, Battura, Bosconian and Sadeen are ignored.

*grabs popcorn*

*slow crunch*

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Ender's Game, a 2013 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, itself one of the influences behind the original FreeSpace game.

Where did you got this from?

From the Wikipedia entry on the original FreeSpace. Remember, the community on the wiki encyclopedia is conservative and reactionary.
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