What, is Silent Threat: Reborn old hat now?
Heh, Silent Threat: Reborn was awesome. It was one of the first mods I played back when I got into FSO, and was a tremendous improvement over the original in every way.
-3. The best part of the campaign starts after the intro missions are over - quite many people stopped playing after "City of the Sun", although the best part of the campaign only starts a couple missions afterwards.Don's listen to him! Just play it! You can kill innocent civilians!
(Exile is extremely dark story, but you won't regret it :] .)
Well I was told Exile II is going to be the best campaign ever!
I checked Exile out and it looks interesting. I'll download it and give it a spin sometime soon.
Wing Commander Saga is worth a look too.
I actually had Wing Commander Saga installed on my old PC, I got very far into it, I think I was only a few missions from the end, but I was never able to beat one mission, even on easier settings. It made me ragequit and I didn't go back to it, which...sounds sad, I know. I don't remember anything about the mission, but it was probably a protection/escort mission...always the worst. xD I'll give it another try one 'o these days.
In other news, I just downloaded Knossos a bit ago and this thing is AWESOME! I heard people mention the Knossos a couple times, but up until now I've been content with using the the YAL launcher (Yes, I know I just said "Yet Another Launcher launcher").
Not only is it many magnitudes better, it also seems to have mods I've never even been able to download and play properly. Til now I've acquired mods either through the mods that are auto-installed using the FSO Installer (that Java one) or hunting for release threads and download links...which are dead 90% of the time.
Though I am a bit confused on how it works. Is it running off my FS2 install on Steam? It detected the Steam install and asked for a confirmation, I clicked yes. Did it download and install its own FSO copy? Or is it running off the version I already have installed in my FS2 folder on Steam? Also, it seems to have interfered with the YAL launcher (which is in the FS2 folder on Steam) as all my pilots are gone when I launch through YAL now...and it seems to have overwritten my YAL custom options (resolution, dev tools, etc) as well. I'm guessing it's a conflict between the two launchers, and YAL is basically reading from Knossos's directory now or something. I'm not sure where pilot data is stored, but eh, a fresh start ain't bad at all.
Though I am curious, is it possible to somehow launch Knossos through Steam as Freespace 2, like you can with the YAL launcher, or is it its own thing? I have over 500 hours played on FS2 thanks to FSO and mods, and I'd like for that number to keep going up as I play campaigns, but if not, it's no big deal really.