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Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on July 27, 2006, 03:34:03 PM
[STATUS CHECK 26/4]

SYSTEM|ONE
Links prepared.
Coil prepared.
Alignment complete.
Cues functional.
Lost connection. System one inoperative. Restarting ...
Links re-established.
Coil re-established.
Alignment optimised.
Cues functional.
System one operational.

SYSTEM|TWO
Links prepared.
Shroud stabilised.
Alignment complete.
Cues functional.
System two desynchronised. Running diagnostic.
Links re-established.
Shroud re-established.
Alignment tuned.
Cues functional.
System two operational.

SYSTEM|THREE
Links unstable.
Paths undefined.
Alignment complete.
Cues functional.

SYSTEM|FOUR
All primary systems must be operational before attempting boot sequence.[/SIZE]


MONITOR:

2370, 7 October
Is that the date? I'm told that, yes, it is; Samuel says, regardless of the condition of my internal clock, his is working quite well.

It's cold sometimes. You wouldn't have any idea, looking down from above; where we are is nearly all forest and grass, a continent of green surrounded by an ocean of snow. In the day, warm. But the moment night falls, it is like being thrown in a fridge. Is that a clichéd comparison? Samuel tells me he is impressed I have retained the cognitive ability to use comparisons at all.

It was, incidentally, Samuel who suggested I start keeping a journal. I'm not entirely sure why. He says a lot of things that are strange to me. Some would say that is, in fact, what makes him Samuel -- I would say what makes him Samuel is his mind and body. Perhaps I am being too literal. I'm told I am a very boring person to speak to. But what would Samuel know about that?


* * *

2370, 29 October
Is that the date? I'm told that, yes, it is; Samuel says he's been counting the days. It feels like barely a week since I last wrote.

This metal floor sucks the heat from things. I'm afraid to go bare-foot in here for fear of getting frostbite. Frostbite: that's something Samuel told me about, something I heard only yesterday. Or was reminded of, I suppose. I do not know. Of course, in here we are isolated from all that cold, and my suit is plenty thick -- but I can't seem to stop shivering. I asked Samuel about that, and he tells me I've got a cold. So if I have a cold, shouldn't we let some heat in? There's a whole desert at our disposal, and the night's not for hours. It is surprising how hot it gets when the sun is out.

In here, at least. I've never been outside. Samuel insists that we put that off for as long as possible, that in my condition I am not ready. But I'm not sure he's right, because it's so much colder in here.


* * *

2370, 3 November
Is that the date? I'm told that, yes, it is. Samuel says he finds my repetition here curious. I told him I was only doing it to make fun of him, but that just puzzled him more. I suppose it isn't that funny.

We are attempting to repair the ship. Samuel knows more about it than I do, so he must direct me. But gradually we are bringing more systems online. Once we get to a certain stage, though -- once we get to a certain stage I am afraid we shall need new parts. And we are hardly in a position to build them. So I do not think we will get her back in the air, my ship. But that's all right. Where would we go?

I do not even know where we are.


* * *

2370, 11 November
Is that the date? I'm told that, yes, it is. I will take his word for it.

There is no food left. It was only mush -- only the mush Samuel explains is not real food but a vitamin-rich substitute meant for long missions spent in deep space (I am paraphrasing), but I have no more of it and I must find a replacement. I must. I will leave the ship tomorrow to find something in the snow. Samuel showed to me some plants that grow here, ones he supposes are edible. Pictures of them. I will find them when I go. He says he does not know if I am strong enough yet, but of course there is no choice.

I am very tired, now. I do not know why. So I will sleep. And tomorrow, the snow.


* * *

2370, 12 November
Is that the date? I'm told that, yes, it is. But I do not care what day it is.

Samuel seemed pleased to see me return. The wilderness outside is all the same -- a hard whiteness, like static. I considered staying out there. I considered dying. I decided against it. Samuel insisted that I come back, and I would not want to disappoint him. When I returned I asked him where the sense lay in staying alive. He said, and I am paraphrasing again, because I found his answer interesting: "What reason do you have to die?"

The berries were dark and cold and tasteless. I think perhaps my sense of smell is gone.


* * *

2370 29 November
Is that the date? I'm told that, yes, it is.

It occurs to me that I have forgotten things. Before the crash, the mission; before the mission, nothing. Oh, amnesia. Amnesia, amnesia. I have said the word over and over until it lost its meaning. Mean-ing. Samuel has concerns about my mental stability. He is a dear thing, Samuel. My quiet faceless friend who knows so many things about frostbites and berries and time. I hope his power supplies will last.

Tomorrow I am to scavenge for more food. My supply is almost done.


PREDICTIVE:

(http://www.rateofinjury.com/campaigns/predictive/1.jpg)

(http://www.rateofinjury.com/campaigns/predictive/2.jpg)

(http://www.rateofinjury.com/campaigns/predictive/3.jpg)

(http://www.rateofinjury.com/campaigns/predictive/4.jpg)

ERROR: UNANTICIPATED VARIABLE - ADJUSTING PREDICTIVE

(http://www.rateofinjury.com/campaigns/predictive/5.jpg)


[END STATUS CHECK]
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: karajorma on July 27, 2006, 04:05:15 PM
Drools :)
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Qwer on July 27, 2006, 06:14:21 PM
Ummm...what is that? 0_o
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Nuclear on July 27, 2006, 06:21:55 PM
Awesome! Can't wait for it.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 01, 2006, 05:03:22 AM
Can't.... remember.... which.... Sync.... person .....is.....Sam..... if any.

I know there's a Sam in Transcend.... but that was, in Ransom's own words, "a side-story kind of thing".
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Nuclear on August 01, 2006, 05:15:11 AM
There wasn't a Sam character in Sync. There was a Sam in Transcend, Samantha Rikas (Omicron 3), but no Samuel.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Qwer on August 02, 2006, 06:20:34 AM
Maybe Samuel=Penumbra? (0_o)?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Kietotheworld on August 02, 2006, 01:57:52 PM
I don't know what you've done to that first picture but it looks incredibly realistic.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Gloriano on August 12, 2006, 10:52:12 PM
ohh looking forward to this
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Goober5000 on August 22, 2006, 04:34:37 AM
*bump*

Quote
It will be done by the end of October, though. That's not a release date, it's an absolute deadline. If it's not out by then, you can safely assume I've been hit by a bus.


One month down; two months to go. :)
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: phreak on August 22, 2006, 04:53:26 PM
crazy
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: AqueousShadow on September 16, 2006, 08:54:27 PM
why haven't i played sync yet?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Qwer on September 19, 2006, 06:11:39 PM
42 days left till deadline will be passed. :p
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Kietotheworld on September 24, 2006, 03:21:45 PM
Those deadlines have habits of coming back and biting people on the arse...
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on September 26, 2006, 06:33:46 PM
Norway is not as conducive an environment for FREDing as one might expect.

The reason I set that deadline -- considering my appalling record for deadlines in the past -- is because it really is a deadline. If I haven't gotten it done by then, the campaign won't be touched again for a very long time, if at all. October 31 is the last day for several months I'll have any serious time for Freespace.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: AqueousShadow on September 26, 2006, 07:35:22 PM
Nooooooooooo
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Goober5000 on October 02, 2006, 02:03:42 AM
Less than 30 days left! :eek:
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: ngtm1r on October 02, 2006, 05:03:25 AM
So wait...it's a computer?

0,o
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 23, 2006, 05:21:10 PM
Quote from: ngtm1r;42001
So wait...it's a computer?

0,o


What? :confused:


On this day (October 23rd) Ransom has eight days!

*Dark Hunter looks upon deadlines like really hard brick walls. He wonders whether Ransom will go SPLAT on his deadline...*
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on October 28, 2006, 03:45:32 PM
Relatively big update in the first post. It's coming along.

I'm expecting to get all the missions done on time, but when I set the deadline I neglected to take into account all the post-FREDing business that'll need to be done afterward. So it won't be released by November (SPLAT), but with the most time-consuming part out of the way I won't have to put the project on hold until I've got more time. The biggest thing, really, is the voice acting; I'll put out a call for voice actors come November, assuming I do in fact get the missions done on time.

I'd also like to clarify something: this is absolutely not related to my last two campaigns in any way. Sorry. You'll have to wait a little longer for Sync 2.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: ngtm1r on October 29, 2006, 01:01:58 AM
Quote from: Dark Hunter;44675
What? :confused:


The first post. I'm not totally certain, but I think it's a computer talking.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Goober5000 on November 03, 2006, 04:04:56 AM
OH NOES! Ransom got hit by a bus! :eek:
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on November 03, 2006, 09:00:54 AM
Quiet, you.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Kernal on November 15, 2006, 09:46:59 PM
Quote from: Ransom Arceihn;45458

Voice acting


Is the whole thing voice acted or only a little bit like in Transcend?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on November 16, 2006, 05:15:36 AM
I'm planning to get the whole thing voiced.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Wiredzero on November 17, 2006, 12:00:57 PM
Having played both Sync AND Transcend in the last couple days...I must say I'm impressed. (I'm usually quite picky.) I actually had my friends sitting over my shoulder for half of the first one...watching...waiting to see what was going to happen next. When I'd finished Sync they were just in awe. When I'd told 'em that there was another one...they practically begged to see it.

Given your ability for manipulating the engine and bending it to your story's will, I'm to say the least...anxious. I hope it's released soon.

-Wired.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: fsi.scsi on February 21, 2007, 11:08:19 PM
Bump.

Not to be annoying, but is there a status update?

Also: Out of curiosity, are the Sync/Transcend and Homesick universes related?  (open up the sync vp and view a certain ship list.. and you will understand.)
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Nuclear on February 22, 2007, 02:33:26 AM
Sync and Transcend are related, but not with Homesick.  Homesick is Blaise Russel's campaign, not Ransom's.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: fsi.scsi on February 22, 2007, 05:43:48 AM
Quote from: Nuclear;57684
Sync and Transcend are related, but not with Homesick.  Homesick is Blaise Russel's campaign, not Ransom's.



I understand that (I'm not that dumb...), it's just that I was bored one day and opened up the Sync VP in NotePad++ and was reading it for the mission dialogue.  When suddenly I spied.. the word "MCv Custodian"!
And "GVCv Khufu"! In the Sync VP!

Right here (see the bolded text):
Quote from: Sync

$Version: 0.10
$Name:  XSTR("The Beaten Path", -1)
$Author: Ransom Arceihn
$Created: 08/10/03 at 16:37:41
$Modified: 12/16/04 at 02:51:53
$Notes:
This is a FRED created mission
$End Notes:

$Mission Desc:
 XSTR("Put mission description here
", -1)
$end_multi_text

+Game Type Flags: 1

+Flags: 2059

+Red Alert: 0

+Scramble: 1

+Disallow Support: 1

+Hull Repair Ceiling: 0.000000

+Subsystem Repair Ceiling: 0.000000

+Player Entry Delay:
1.000000

+Viewer pos: -1449.401978, 1014.703735, 1630.543823
+Viewer orient:
   -0.055451, 0.000001, -0.998461,
   0.570129, 0.820945, -0.031662,
   0.819682, -0.571007, -0.045523

#Plot Info

$Tour:  XSTR("Blah", -1)
$Pre-Briefing Cutscene: Blah
$Pre-Mission Cutscene: Blah
$Next Mission Success: Blah
$Next Mission Partial: Blah
$Next Mission Failure: Blah

#Sexp_variables

$Variables:
(
      40      "SD Geryon"      "9000"      "block"
      41      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      42      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      43      "SD Geryon"      "11000"      "block"
      44      "SD Geryon"      "1"      "block"
      45      "SD Geryon"      "600"      "block"
      46      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      47      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      48      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      49      "GVCv Khufu"      "11000"      "block"
      50      "GVCv Khufu"      "1"      "block"
      51      "GVCv Khufu"      "450"      "block"
      52      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      53      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      54      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      55      "MCv Custodian"      "11000"      "block"
      56      "MCv Custodian"      "1"      "block"
      57      "MCv Custodian"      "400"      "block"
      58      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      59      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      60      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      61      "SD Geryon"      "11000"      "block"
      62      "SD Geryon"      "1"      "block"
      63      "SD Geryon"      "600"      "block"
      64      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      65      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      66      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      67      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      68      "MCv Custodian"      "1"      "block"
      69      "MCv Custodian"      "400"      "block"
      70      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      71      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      72      "SD Geryon"      "100000"      "block"
      73      "SD Geryon"      "100000"      "block"
      74      "SD Geryon"      "1"      "block"
      75      "SD Geryon"      "600"      "block"
      76      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      77      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      78      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      79      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      80      "GVCv Khufu"      "1"      "block"
      81      "GVCv Khufu"      "450"      "block"
      82      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      83      "MCv Custodian"      "10000"      "block"
      84      "MCv Custodian"      "1000"      "block"
      85      "MCv Custodian"      "11000"      "block"
      86      "MCv Custodian"      "1"      "block"
      87      "MCv Custodian"      "400"      "block"
      88      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      89      "SD Geryon"      "10000"      "block"
      90      "SD Geryon"      "1000"      "block"
      91      "SD Geryon"      "6500"      "block"
      92      "SD Geryon"      "1"      "block"
      93      "SD Geryon"      "600"      "block"
      94      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      95      "GVCv Khufu"      "10000"      "block"
      96      "GVCv Khufu"      "1000"      "block"
      97      "GVCv Khufu"      "11000"      "block"
      98      "GVCv Khufu"      "1"      "block"
      99      "GVCv Khufu"      "450"      "block"
)

#Command Briefing


Whence I got that theory from, since those all are ships from Homesick.  Maybe just n00bness on my part. :)
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on February 22, 2007, 05:56:58 AM
Haha, that's very peculiar. I'm afraid I've got no explanation for that, I suppose I must have built the mission on one of Homesick's for some bizarre reason.

There's no news as far as this project goes, though, not at the moment. I can't get any more work done on it until a new CVS build is released which'll fix a couple of bugs that make it impossible for me to FRED the next mission.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: karajorma on February 22, 2007, 09:38:38 AM
Which problems? Are they already fixed in CVS and you just need a HEAD build?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on February 22, 2007, 10:31:43 AM
The main one is this (http://scp.indiegames.us/mantis/view.php?id=1269), which as far as I know has been committed, so yeah.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: karajorma on February 22, 2007, 11:55:45 AM
Ah. You need a 3.6.9 CVS build. That's a little trickier. I've been trying to stay with the 3.6.9 Official code as much as possible for the BtRL release.

Ask one of the other coders nicely though and it shouldn't take them long to build a recent CVS version for you. If I get time I'll give it a try tonight.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Goober5000 on March 16, 2007, 07:59:08 AM
(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/bump.gif)
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Spaz on April 23, 2007, 11:18:06 AM
woo hey, I can't wait for this release! I am a big fan of Sync and Transcend. Sync was so interesting and unpredictable and Transcend really got me feeling spooked out while playing at night. Keep up the great work.

Spaz
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 03, 2007, 05:10:04 AM
Hey look! Someone actually posted something here! :)
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Nuclear on May 04, 2007, 04:03:50 PM
I hate to the buster of bubbles, but I haven't seen Ransom in a while.  I don't know if he's still working on this or not.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on May 06, 2007, 05:11:14 PM
I'm still working on it, on and off. Mostly off. I've been battling with a series of troublesome writer's blocks, motivation issues and a lack of spare time. It'll get done though, one way or the other. I've invested too much time into it to drop it now.

At the moment I'm trying to get my other projects and coursework into some kind of rhythm so I can have more time to work on this.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: fsi.scsi on July 07, 2007, 05:08:33 PM
Bump?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on July 18, 2007, 07:02:04 AM
stay on target
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: fsi.scsi on July 21, 2007, 06:34:01 PM
yay Ransom is alive :)
Title: Sync And Transcend
Post by: -Joshua- on August 30, 2007, 05:29:45 PM
If it is not related to Sync and Transcend in any way, does that also mean it does not take place in the Freespace universe?

No, just kidding...

Do we get awesome scary cutscenes?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on September 14, 2007, 09:13:29 PM
sluggish reply ahoy

Nothing quite the same in style or quantity as Transcend, but yeah, there are some atmospheric missions. Just finished making one. So, progress.

Incidentally, I mentioned somewhere on the last page that I almost finished the FREDing. That's no longer true, obviously - I've scrapped a lot of the missions, partly because I just wasn't happy with them but mostly because the concept's evolved over its extended development and they didn't really fit anymore.

Just to let you guys know.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Goober5000 on September 19, 2007, 12:05:10 AM
Quote
It will be done by the end of October, though. That's not a release date, it's an absolute deadline. If it's not out by then, you can safely assume I've been hit by a bus.
So, did you perhaps mean October 2007?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: karajorma on September 19, 2007, 07:33:49 AM
No, he got hit by a bus. The destination board said Feature Creep. :)
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on September 19, 2007, 05:32:44 PM
... Pretty much, yeah.

And not this October, no. But there's always next year's!
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Cobra on April 18, 2008, 05:24:20 AM
Got an update, mang?
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on April 18, 2008, 11:17:22 AM
Progress is smooth. If you check the OP every once in a while there's a decent chance you'll find the percentage on 'System One' has increased. I change the date in the thread title whenever this happens.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Cobra on April 28, 2008, 02:46:02 AM
Oh god 80%.

I can hardly wait. :D
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Canadian on April 28, 2008, 04:07:37 AM
It's nice that progress is continuing, quick question for you Ransom and I don't mind if you don't tell me. Whats the title of this project of yours? It's starting to bug me for not knowing.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on April 28, 2008, 07:44:50 AM
I'm keeping stuff like the title and what this thing is actually about a secret until closer to release.

t Cobra: Keep in mind that percentage refers to the first chapter of the campaign (12 missions or so), not the whole thing. There's three chapters. System Four refers to finishing touches like testing and voice acting and suchlike. Obviously there's plot reasons for the weird names, but yeah, they double as a progress indicator for the whole campaign.
Title: Whoa!
Post by: The FreeSpace Racer on May 13, 2008, 12:17:03 PM
With this new production being over 40 missions, it's gonna be a real blast to play. I just have this: Will it feature the Transcendant, or is it a seperate story? Nice pics @ the top, BTW.

Good luck, Ransom, I have a feling you're gonna need it.

{UNKNOWN SOURCE}
'...ISN"T OUR TIME TO DIE!'

^^^ Scary ****
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on May 13, 2008, 12:47:53 PM
It's entirely separate from my other campaigns.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: The FreeSpace Racer on May 19, 2008, 12:31:41 PM
OK then. Sorry, I'm seriosuly enjoying replaying Transcend, I've jumped right on it. Might be obsessing here.
Title: Just a question?
Post by: oevc on May 28, 2008, 04:32:24 PM
What's the exact status of this project....don't misunderstand me , is just that I'm new at this , I enter here and read the post and it really look good.

thanks
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on May 28, 2008, 04:51:36 PM
The exact status is I'm still working on it.
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Mobius on May 28, 2008, 07:46:40 PM
Is it cutscened and more intense than Transcend? You should know my point of view from the other thread...
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Fenrir on June 19, 2008, 07:50:00 AM
Quote from: Ransom Arceihn;100192
It's entirely separate from my other campaigns.


I`m sad that it`ll take longer to learn more about the Sync/Transcend universe, but I`m happy to try something new. I can`t wait for this...
Title: Project-03|STATUS [26/4]
Post by: Ransom Arceihn on June 19, 2008, 09:57:10 AM
Whoops, missed a post.

Quote from: Mobius;101339
Is it cutscened and more intense than Transcend? You should know my point of view from the other thread...

I do know it, and I agree with it. That's the main reason it's taking so much longer to make. There's none of the filler missions that plagued my last two campaigns and I've tried to make sure that there are no missions without both gameplay and story significance.

There are cutscenes, but they're mostly transitional. I've always liked the way Freespace never interrupted the gameplay to show you something, so while I'm making use of the cutscene feature where I think it's necessary I'm also trying to keep that sense of watching everything unfold from inside your cockpit.
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Post by: Mobius on June 22, 2008, 04:53:40 PM
Are you going to use image subtitles? They're incredibly effective, I've been trying them for a few days.

I think they'd be great in your projects.
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Post by: Infamus on August 06, 2008, 02:45:58 AM
dude transcend made me turn off my monitor and put down my headset AT TWELVE NOON scary as hell :shaking: I hope the next on is similar

btw on a certain level of sync the screen turns gray and i cant even engage subspace or target manualy, its like my fighters not even there, but everyone else is. :wtf:
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Post by: Cobra on August 06, 2008, 04:02:43 AM
It's a red-alert bug. You can fix it by turning off red-alert and instead getting a regular briefing.
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Post by: Infamus on August 06, 2008, 11:30:20 AM
dude where is it?

DOOD
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on November 06, 2008, 11:55:45 AM
The first act's effectively complete. For real this time!

I'll need to replace or edit several missions to bring the second act in line with the new first, but it's nowhere near as large a project.

Now that I'm finally getting somewhere with this thing I've added another journal entry to the first post. I'm not sure if anyone's still paying much attention to this, but if you are, there you go.
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Post by: Canadian on November 06, 2008, 10:57:43 PM
This is sweet! :D So basically your saying that most of the second act missions are done but a few need to be tweaked?
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on November 07, 2008, 02:26:16 AM
Yeah.
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Post by: scott349 on November 19, 2008, 12:38:13 PM
That's great.




__________________
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Post by: Goober5000 on March 18, 2009, 04:41:58 AM
For a little while?  Try for three years AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAaaaaaAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaeqngfiosaljveriomtqerabrvnea;;;;;
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on May 01, 2009, 06:49:26 PM
Act 2 is completed.

OP's updated with new entries in monitor and predictive.
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Post by: Cobra on May 01, 2009, 06:53:00 PM
Quote from: Ransom Arceihn;37668
[STATUS CHECK 2/5]
(http://www.rateofinjury.com/campaigns/predictive/5.jpg)


That's not what I think it is, is it? >_>
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on May 01, 2009, 06:59:12 PM
NO. >:(

Man, there's two of them. Come on! That would be silly.
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Post by: Cobra on May 01, 2009, 06:59:45 PM
Why was there five bazillion of them in the last mission then. :nervous:

Oh, and get the hell on MSN.
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on May 01, 2009, 07:02:18 PM
actually cobra you are right this project is really a sequel. the transcendant has stolen a cloning facility and has made an army of transcendants! it is called Transcend 2: Transcend Harder
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Post by: Cobra on May 01, 2009, 07:09:01 PM
Woo! Nailed it!
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Post by: Goober5000 on May 03, 2009, 05:03:06 AM
Quote from: Ransom Arceihn;114949
NO. >:(


Oh noes, teh red eyes! :shaking:
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Post by: Kszyhu on May 05, 2009, 08:46:53 PM
I wonder if those shots are available in larger resolution (let's say, 1024x768 or 1280x1024). Some of them would be perfect for a wallpaper.
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Post by: Goober5000 on July 03, 2009, 07:12:01 AM
We demands updates!!

I haven't seen Ransom in several weeks.  I hope he didn't get hit by that bus he's always talking about. :nervous:
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 20, 2009, 03:11:15 PM
Here I am!

A new monitor entry and a small progress update have been added to the OP. The campaign's now script-complete. That's more important than it sounds! In the first two acts I wrote the missions as I went, but that didn't go so well for a variety of reasons, so for the third I've written all the scripts before even touching FRED. The writing has always been the slowest part of building this nonsense for me, so progress should be smoother from here. Really, this should always have been my policy. FREDing without a completed script is for sillies.
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Post by: General Battuta on August 20, 2009, 03:39:36 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Mobius on August 20, 2009, 05:18:52 PM
I understand, Ransom. Getting the script done first is comfortable while adding it later can imply serious FREDding changes which are more than capable to delay the release in a scandalous way (personal experience).

Now, a few questions - what can we expect from Project 03? Is it possible to know what the final name of the campaign will be like? :)
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 20, 2009, 06:40:02 PM
Ah-ah! The name is a secret.

As for what you can expect: it's around 33 missions long and is heavily character-centric. Few mods are used. There's also a stronger emphasis on gameplay and mission variety than either Sync or Transcend had. But that, I suppose, is not saying much.
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Post by: Mobius on August 20, 2009, 07:16:51 PM
A new CDC? Very nice. :)

What we expect in terms of characterization and environment? When does the campaign take place? Are there any analogies between it and Transcend/Sync?
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Post by: General Battuta on August 20, 2009, 08:27:30 PM
Can you please stop using that odious term? This isn't the Center for Disease Control, nor is it the Climate Diagnostics Center. We don't know what the campaign is until we play it.

I'd just like to say that after Windmills I'm triply excited for this; not because I believe they'll be related, but your work just seems to be getting more and more brilliant as time goes on.
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Post by: Mobius on August 20, 2009, 09:42:36 PM
?

Quote from: Ransom Arceihn;120027
As for what you can expect: it's around 33 missions long and is heavily character-centric.


That makes the campaign a good candidate to be a CDC. Still not 100% sure, of course.
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Post by: General Battuta on August 20, 2009, 10:38:16 PM
There is no such thing as a CDC; some may be more or less strongly character-driven than FS2 retail, but the difference is one of degree, not of genre.
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Post by: Mobius on August 20, 2009, 10:51:27 PM
I don't agree, and I wasn't the one who came out with the "character-driven" definition. I think it's quite hard to deny major differences in term of storytelling, characterization and FREDding. You may keep your opinion while I keep mine.

We're going a bit OT here, though.
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Post by: General Battuta on August 20, 2009, 11:36:00 PM
Fine by me as long as you stop telling people to avoid them.
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Post by: ngtm1r on August 21, 2009, 12:51:18 AM
I'd argue the point, but to each his own. :P
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 21, 2009, 08:30:32 AM
Quote from: Mobius;120028
What we expect in terms of characterization and environment? When does the campaign take place? Are there any analogies between it and Transcend/Sync?

I'd rather not go into specifics on characterisation or environment at this stage. The campaign takes place in the same year as the monitor entries. There are a few comparisons to be drawn between it and my previous campaigns, but they're mostly tonal. Structure-wise it's closer to traditional FreeSpace.

Sorry if that's cryptic. I don't want to create too many expectations. Suffice to say that while it shares aspects that people liked about my other work, it's not the same kind of campaign.

Quote from: General Battuta;120030
I'd just like to say that after Windmills I'm triply excited for this; not because I believe they'll be related, but your work just seems to be getting more and more brilliant as time goes on.

Thanks. I certainly hope so - it's been four years since Transcend, after all.
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Post by: Mobius on August 21, 2009, 03:14:31 PM
May we expect teasers, trailers and mystery threads?
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 21, 2009, 07:18:52 PM
There'll be a trailer when release is imminent. No mystery threads. All pre-release content will be in the OP of this thread.
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Post by: Mobius on August 21, 2009, 07:27:03 PM
I assume you're working alone, right?
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 21, 2009, 07:29:23 PM
Just so.
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Post by: Mobius on August 21, 2009, 08:32:25 PM
If you'd like, I may interview you about Project 03. That would mean revealing more about the project, though (or the interview will be too short).

What do you think? :)
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 22, 2009, 07:42:19 AM
Very tempting, but I think I'll have to decline. Like I said, I don't want to create too many expectations. If this was nearly any other of my planned campaigns I'd be more than happy to talk about it, but I'm afraid I'm going to remain tight-lipped about this one.

Thanks for the offer, though!
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Post by: Mobius on August 22, 2009, 08:54:03 AM
Do you mind delaying the interview? Perhaps it'll be possible when the campaign is almost done... :)
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 22, 2009, 05:05:41 PM
That's a possibility. Certainly there'll be a bit more to talk about by the time the trailer's released. I suppose we'll see.
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Post by: LOA--JK47 on September 24, 2009, 09:52:39 PM
Nice interview guys, i wasn't even aware of Project 03 until i read it.

Now i'm annoyerd that i have to wait.....

How long btw :)
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Post by: Lucika on March 20, 2010, 03:31:08 PM
Any news or progress or something? Sorry if this has became a sacred DONOTPOST place, I wasn't informed. :)
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on March 20, 2010, 06:58:07 PM
I'm afraid there's not much to say besides I'm still working on it. The pace is slow for want of free time.

I'm coming up on the next milestone, though, so if time permits there might be an update sooner rather than later.
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on April 25, 2010, 04:19:45 PM
Beep boop minor update. I finished a pivotal set of missions that have been torturing me for a while. There is a new monitor entry. It is precisely as exciting as the other ones.

cha-cha, cha-cha, cha-cha
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Post by: Goober5000 on April 26, 2010, 06:07:31 AM
Awesome!  And he can do the cha-cha too!
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Post by: Rodo on April 26, 2010, 07:21:57 PM
uhh glad to hear there's some progress!

Hey Ransom, have you played DEM interlude? there's some reference to your previous work in it.
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on April 27, 2010, 05:46:09 AM
Yeah, I did the voice work for it.
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Post by: General Battuta on April 27, 2010, 03:49:13 PM
Can't wait.

The writing reminds me of Defense Grid, oddly enough.
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Post by: qazwsx on July 10, 2010, 10:46:41 AM
Any progress reports from the master craftsman? ;)
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on July 12, 2010, 10:44:42 AM
Just emerged from a bit of an unannounced haitus, to be honest. It's becoming more difficult to balance hobbies and study. Just emerged from, mind - updates should be forthcoming.
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Post by: Snail on July 12, 2010, 11:45:33 AM
So, uh... What happened to your name on HLP?
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on July 12, 2010, 12:52:25 PM
It was stolen.
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Post by: Snail on July 16, 2010, 12:33:56 PM
Looks like Fury stole it back from Goober.
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Post by: Mobius on July 16, 2010, 04:21:48 PM
Looking forward to Project-03. :)
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Post by: Infamus on September 07, 2010, 03:09:39 AM
Whats taking so long and why is no one posting on the transcend page?
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Post by: The E on September 07, 2010, 01:04:33 PM
Are you even aware of just how fucking insulting a question like that is?
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on September 07, 2010, 02:23:43 PM
It's all right. I ask myself the same thing sometimes.

I just tore down a mission and started it again from scratch for the third time. Maybe that has something to do with it.
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Post by: Infamus on September 09, 2010, 04:42:46 AM
Quote from: The E;133336
Are you even aware of just how fucking insulting a question like that is?


No, sorry. :(
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Post by: kudos on May 13, 2011, 08:28:19 PM
Um, sooo... any news?
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on May 14, 2011, 04:50:21 AM
No news, but I'm still chipping away at it.
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Post by: Kietotheworld on May 26, 2011, 11:49:40 PM
Glad to hear it's not dead, I hardly play FS2 any more, but I'm still anticipating this one.  If you ever need any testing or anything doing for it then drop me a PM on Hard-Light.
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Post by: Cobra on August 17, 2011, 06:38:12 AM
Derp!

/trolls thread

izz it dun yt
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Post by: Ransom Arceihn on August 21, 2011, 05:29:47 PM
what would you do if i said yes

P.S. Somehow I missed your post, kietotheworld, but thanks for dropping by. Good to see y'all are still around.
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Post by: Syphe D. Mar on August 25, 2011, 05:23:21 PM
Glad to know that you're still here.
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Post by: FreeSpaceF on August 29, 2011, 07:22:59 PM
Quote from: Ransom Arceihn;138164
what would you do if i said yes


I would

JIZZ
IN
MY PANTS
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Post by: Cobra on January 18, 2012, 08:53:19 AM
You done yet
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Post by: aliemo on July 27, 2013, 12:11:52 AM
Yes, really. So happens. We can communicate on this theme.
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Post by: woftonna on July 29, 2013, 12:55:06 PM
Warm to you thanks for your help.
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Post by: briendek on July 29, 2013, 04:08:40 PM
Yes, really. All above told the truth. We can communicate on this theme. Here or in PM.