Ok People this is the thread to ask both intelligent questions by the truly curious, and annoying questions by the trolls
As time goes by we will have enough material for a F.A.Q. posting but for now this will do (as HLP is down, otherwise I would have reviewed our 20 something pages for examples)...
I strongly suggest you make use of this thread before contaminating others (fair warning as I will NOT move posts to here - too lazy - so if appropriate, deletion is a more attractive option) I think that's both fair and clear to understand (if not Matthew will let me know).
FAQ1: - Will this have ANY elements from SDF-Macross TV (Japanese Version)?
A: - ONLY the bare minimum of the story was carried over by the Carl Macek edit (which became ROBOTECH), he totally dumped the dialog and wrote an American script ideally for American voice actors in order to tie together 3 completely different anime series
to make it long enough to be worth bringing over to the United States for broadcast. If he didn't it we would never have seen it outside of Japan for many years (unaltered). It was a different world back then and Anime was not such a hot property it is now (in the West).
FAQ2: - Will it have any Elements of Macross: DYRL?
A: - Um no, see FAQ A#1... (no offense)
FAQ3: - How about Macross II or 7 Then?
A: - Nope, but if you're lucky you might find some "Easter Eggs" inside...
FAQ4: - So are you doing Southern Cross next?
A: - Unfortunately there are mods in the works doing ground stuff that would be critical for incorporation into such a project as S.D.C.S.C. There are issues that I have absolutely no clue as how to solve so no. I would like to in the future though and will still look for resources to compile one in the meantime (But it sure as hell won't be playable). This part would mostly take place on the surface of Earth with some
FAQ5: - And Next Generation?
A: - Absolutely! The second release (assuming we get that far) will be based on the "re-imagined" (don't shoot me, but God I hate that word...RDM!) series Genesis Climber Mospedia. We already have MANY of the models for this part and if we can get their issues sorted out as well as some ground issues (as half the action is ground based) we have a good chance of getting it done some day.
FAQ6: - So when will it be done?
A: - Depends, what are you willing to do to help get it done? Because work continues and then stops frequently (with long pauses) , I can't give a time table. I will say an enormous amount of work HAS been done, but we still have a long way to go.
I will leak this: all the data listed is for TESTING and will most likely be replaced for release version...
1.) Numerous VT's in all three modes are done (doesn't mean they work. but we have pof's)
2.) I did 1gig of voice capturing for mission generation off DVD rips, crude but they will help with mission planning for the internal mod.
3.) The Orion reskin was replaced by Trashman's SDF-1, a huge improvement!
4.) We have many Zent ships (but they lack turrets) and smaller units (those are buggy).
5.) Most of the Invid have Test .pofs for release 2, we have some REF ships as well as Alpha, Beta, and Shadow Fighters. All need Gerwalk and battloid configurations though!
Honestly, for having no skills whatsoever I think I've done a great job for this mod (thanks again to Max Sterling's Team for allowing me to take the reigns!)
That's all I'm gonna tell you for now...