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Offline Bryan See

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Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Included is a file that details the Shivans' transmissions before, during and after the Great War and the Second Incursion. I hope you understand them because it details their tactics and objectives.

[attachment eaten by a Shivan]

 
Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
how is this supposed to be related to bp

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
This is an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) in progress. This campaign, inside that VP file, currently no extension, designed to work on Blue Planet.

But there's an audio file that contains hidden data that relates to BP.

EDIT: I've forgot to add the link on Reddit to promote this.

 
Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Mmmmmhhh could you please post things like that elsewhere next time?

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Yeah, as I've said it before it is an ARG in progress. It is a cross-mod ARG, and the first of its kind.

Mmmmmhhh could you please post things like that elsewhere next time?

Yes, I wanted to do an ARG for two reasons: Firstly, I wanted to start small before committing myself in big projects (such as Shattered Stars and the untitled UGSF total conversion). Secondly, I wanted to explore new avenues of ARG using mini-campaigns.

But where are the places I could post ARG things like that?

 
Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Arts and Talents board.

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Other than that? Or that only?

In any case, the VP file doesn't have a file extension, and y'all probably need to add the ".VP" extension to that. Then, drop into the FS2 folder. Run it and I am sure there will be surprises, including a "music" file that contains some interesting data.

 
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There only.

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Thank you for your info, Nightmare.

Have y'all get this file inside that 7z file running in FS2? If so, please post your findings here.

BTW, this ARG is inspired by the July 2011 ARG based on a HL2:EP2 map containing a tiny, decrepit room with a heavily distorted image of a face and an audio file.

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
This has no place in the BP board.
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Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
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--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
 Ehhhh, nothing for me to see here..

:warp:

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
This has no place in the BP board.

As Nightmare said, the Arts and Talents board is the suitable place. Do you agree?

Ehhhh, nothing for me to see here..

:warp:

Check the file. Inside there is a VP file. Extract it out and give it a .VP extension. Then extract its contents out. I am sure there's some cool audio that, when fed into a spectrograph, revealed some cool data, including one that's related to BP of course....

After all this is the ARG... I started it myself.

 
Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Did you remove the content on the reddit post yourself or did one of the r/gaming mods level it?

 
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I'm pretty sure The_E approves of that though he put it into Releases w/o warning.

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Sure, arts & talents it is
Let there be light
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Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Did you remove the content on the reddit post yourself or did one of the r/gaming mods level it?

I did not remove the content on the reddit post, but I don't know yet whether the r/gaming mods approve it to appear on the subreddit itself.

I'm pretty sure The_E approves of that though he put it into Releases w/o warning.

I'm hoping that The_E approves of this campaign/ARG.

Sure, arts & talents it is

I agree.

 
Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Ok. So there's this message. It sounds like one Shivan is calling another one via mobile phone, only to find out that the he/she/it is on the toilet. They have some shit chitchat and say "OK, I talk to you later".

I really don't get what the point about this is.

One suggestion: before continuing with this, you should ask whether people are interested in this.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2019, 02:55:55 pm by Nightmare »

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
Ok. So there's this message. It sounds like one Shivan is calling another one via mobile phone, only to find out that the he/she/it is on the toilet. They have some shit chitchat and say "OK, I talk to you later".

I really don't get what the point about this is.

One suggestion: before continuing with this, you should ask whether people are interested in this.
I presume you mean that the Shivans are calling for help, sending out a distress signal, what you mean.

By the way, you should consider this be a hint of what is to come.

Where am I supposed to ask whether people are interested in this? I've asked this before, on this forum and on Reddit. They seem to be interested in this.

 

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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
They seem to be interested in this.

You may be mistaking a general interest in more FreeSpace content with a specific interest in FreeSpace content produced by you.
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Re: Undisclosed Shivan Transmissions
They seem to be interested in this.

You may be mistaking a general interest in more FreeSpace content with a specific interest in FreeSpace content produced by you.
You mean that I may be mistaking a general interest in more FS content with a specific interest in the Shattered Stars project or the UGSF total conversion, but the former is likely.