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« Reply #75 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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« Reply #76 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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« Reply #77 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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« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2009, 03:39:36 PM »
Nice!

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« Reply #79 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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« Reply #80 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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« Reply #81 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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« Reply #82 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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« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2009, 09:42:36 PM »
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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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« Reply #84 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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« Reply #85 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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« Reply #86 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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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2009, 12:51:18 AM »
I'd argue the point, but to each his own. :P
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« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2009, 08:30:32 AM »
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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.

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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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« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2009, 03:14:31 PM »
May we expect teasers, trailers and mystery threads?