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This is a conglomeration of the items I have posted on Google+ ( gplus.to/EvolutionRTS ) concerning the singleplayer missions/campaign.

Posted by Forboding_Angel on Feb 8th, 2012


This is a conglomeration of the items I have posted on Google+ ( Gplus.to ) concerning the singleplayer missions/campaign. This newspost is for all of you who do not watch the Google+ Stream.

Evolution RTS  -  Jan 28, 2012  -  Public

Been working on singleplayer missions all night using the +Zero-KMission Builder made by Quantum. It's pretty damn impressive.

I have the first mission all ready to go. Working on the second. It's pretty involved. On the surface it seems REALLY hard, but in actuality, it's a "work smarter, not harder" type of thing. Also involves a unit that most if not all of you have ever seen (kaiser will jump for joy when he sees it).

I've been doing a bunch of fixing game stuff too, as well as adding mission specific units.

Hit me with your mission ideas!

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I have started preliminary work on the singleplayer mission launcher. Check out the design and tell me what you do/don't like. If you happen to be familiar with visual basic express 2008, specifics are appreciated. If not, no worries, just point out what sucks and what doesn't :-).
 

Edit: This design is defunct, as Koshi is retooling SASI to handle it (linux users rejoice).

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Evolution RTS  -  Feb 6, 2012  -  Public
Just a quick update. It's been a few days and you guys might be wondering wtf I've been doing. Well, long story short, I've been fighting with the +Zero-K Mission builder. It's really great, but in some ways it has some quirks.

One of those quirks is that it wouldn't load the Evo maps properly. So, I started a great crusade to move all Evo maps over to a newer format. It's extremely time consuming but it's definitely a good thing to be doing. I also abstracted the map feature assets so that feasibly Evo maps could work with +Zero-K for example.

Slight problem The mission builder refuses to load them properly (still). My best guess is that it doesn't understand how to read lua information files (newer map format). I'm waiting on Quantum (the creator) to get back with me about it.

Work on SASI as a mission launcher is progressing and I've made some progress on working out a story arc that doesn't suck for the campaign. I'm also overhauling the Desura install.

When the next update comes, it'll be a pretty important one.

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Evolution RTS  -  3:00 AM  -  Public
Finished the first campaign mission tonight. And by finished, I mean all the scripting is done. I had to do some trickery to make the mission builder work with the map that increases the amount of crap I have to do to make the end mission work, but meh, no biggie.

First mission is set on New Iammas, and the people/military of New Iammas are on their last leg. In a daring attempt to beat back then enemy, you must take out their governing powerplant with nothing more than a few scouts, a light and heavy skirmisher, and 2 assaults. All this while the outpost (controlled by another allied overseer - you don't have any control over the outpost units) is being raided and pummeled.

Good times :-) I want to give away details, but I don't want to spoil the surprise lol.

I haven't written the story for it yet, nor the mission briefings/ingame dialog/briefing, but I have a pretty solid idea to work from. I don't know how many missions to aim for. Some of them may potentially be pretty short. Others may be either quite lengthy or quite short depending on the path you take to the end goal. I wish I could do achievements and rewards and stuff #keepdreaming

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Forboding_Angel
Forboding_Angel Feb 8 2012, 7:29pm says:

By the way, if anyone here is a writer and wants to lend their skills, I would appreciate the help :-)

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Crawling_Chaos
Crawling_Chaos Feb 8 2012, 8:45pm says:

I've never written anything officially before, but I can help out if you want, just PM me with the details of what you need and I'll get back to you.

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Forboding_Angel
Forboding_Angel Feb 8 2012, 9:58pm says:

Are you on G+? If so just run over to Gplus.to and make a comment or whatever. G+ is pretty much my live update feed that I use, and it's probably where I will be coalescing the writing/narration group.

Do you have any examples of work you have done (pm it to me if you don't mind). I'm not looking for real professionalism. It's not like indie can afford to be too picky, but solid English and grammar are of course a requirement.

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ERIIX
ERIIX Feb 10 2012, 2:06pm says:

Looks nice. Planning on putting a Linux64 build up here, or do I have to pull in the debs? Debian can often use Ubuntu debs unmodified, and I can patch up any incompatibility that I notice, so either works. Desura is certainly more convenient, though.

Anyhow, thanks for the great-looking game.

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metatoaster
metatoaster Mar 17 2012, 12:29am says:

This pretty awesome. No Spring game has a campaign yet, and I think most people prefer playing at their own pace against the AI while discovering the game little by little, rather than jumping in a MP match and getting insulted and watching people drawing penises (ok, some MP matches are actually nice, but this is from experience ;) )

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