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0 comments by JigsawPieces on Jun 23rd, 2013

I was supposed to upload this about a year ago. Well, that didn't happen. Sorry! This is the final update of the mod I'll be making. I'm not developing this again, nor is anyone else. Despite a few expressions of interest in the project it seems incredibly unlikely it's going to be actually developed for again, unless the original dev picks it up again. As you'll be able to see from the credits section of the readme, he and I made well over 90% of the content released. Which reminds me...

Killerx20 may have made the base of the tower (below the barrel bit), the barrel thing and maybe the upper tower. I really can't remember whether they replaced at some point or not. I know that I remodelled the back part that juts out over sector 1 & 8 so yeah. I really have no idea. I zipped & uploaded the mod when I realised I hadn't included this and can't be bothered waiting for it to upload again.

If you're interested in FFVII stuff, check out the qhimm forums. Team Avalanche is working on a graphics overhaul (among other things) for the original FFVII. There's a lot of neat stuff there so take a look.

Lastly, if you're interested in what I'm doing for some reason, you can follow my dA or SoundCloud for my art and music respectively. I now work as a freelance visual novel artist.

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Mako Dawn Music Pack

Mako Dawn Music Pack

Aug 28, 2013 Audio Pack 0 comments

The music I arranged for the mod was requested by someone so I'm uploading it here. It can be used freely by anyone provided they credit me as the arranger...

Mako Dawn version 0.3

Mako Dawn version 0.3

Jun 22, 2013 Full Version 3 comments

Includes floors 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 and 70 of the Shinra Building + stairwell and elevator access. Also includes subways, train, reactor...

Mako Dawn version 0.2.2 (old)

Mako Dawn version 0.2.2 (old)

May 5, 2012 Demo 1 comment

Includes floors 59, 60, 61, 62, upper and lower elevators, upper and lower stairwells, and Midgar.

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hulk0 Jan 30 2012 says:

are you going to make just the tower, or whole midgar later?

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JigsawPieces Creator
JigsawPieces Jan 30 2012 replied:

@fischkopf Making the whole of Midgar isn't something I think anyone can do to be honest - at least not in the sense of making an interesting, free roaming Midgar. Even with a decent sized team making a single sector would be very daunting... and frankly I don't think this mod will ever have a big, skilled team (although I hope it does :D). I mean sure, I could fill up the plates with repetitive buildings and generic 2D-personality characters, but would that really be fun?

If I can complete floors 59-70 to my satisfaction I'd consider doing floors 1-3. And if that also went well I'd consider connecting the tower to the subways perhaps - we do after all have two basically finished train cars. Basically I'd rather go quality over quantity. I guess I should've covered this in a news post :D next time, next time...

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Madoka12 Feb 4 2012 replied:

Theres not alot of midgar anyway, in the games we only see the upper plate of sector 8, some mako reactors, train stations, sector 6 and 7 slums and the highways.

I wish your project much luck and hope you guys get more staff to join your team because it was be sad to see something so well crafted die once again.

Oh if I may ask, will you be using content from other FF7 games like crisis core? Yeah I know some of the compilation blew chunks like DOC, but CC was pretty decent and showed more of the SOLDIER devision and parts of the shinra building such as the SOLDIER floor and other parts.

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JigsawPieces Feb 4 2012 replied:

@Madoka12 It's true that you don't see much of Midgar in FFVII. But even modeling the interior of a reactor... haha. And it'd be in full 3D, not just from one camera perspective. It's not that I don't think I could do it - I probably could - it's more down to time considerations. I enjoy working on this project but I've been with it almost 2 years and there's still no significant release which saddens me. I want to finish it in my lifetime :D Part of my motivation for doing frequent releases is to ensure the ability of anyone to continue the mod if they wish in the event that I stop developing.

In regards to CC content, I don't mind using it to help embellish upon the original game's designs in an artistic sense (although FFVII still takes precedence). I personally didn't really like the story and character additions it made though. I'd be more interested in something like Gast's research of the ancients, his interviews with Ifalna and ultimately his demise at the hands of Hojo. Not to mention a certain headless lady's residence in the Shinra HQ at this time ;) If the soldier floor were to appear in the mod it'd be work I'd delegate to someone else, I wouldn't make it myself.

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Neomonkeus Jan 31 2012 replied:

and a partially finished train engine :P

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masterfox3000 Jan 30 2012 says:


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Blood_Wraith Jan 26 2012 says:

Did you JUST change the title? It sounds more badass.

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JigsawPieces Creator
JigsawPieces Jan 26 2012 replied:

I changed the title to match the domain name of the site. I wanted it to be something short and easy to remember, but similar to the original. Glad you like it :)

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Blood_Wraith Jan 12 2012 says:

This mod still looks pretty kickass. Keep up the good work!

I've been tracking this mod for god-knows-how-long. Probably a year or more... How long has this mod been on moddb anyway?

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JigsawPieces Creator
JigsawPieces Feb 7 2012 replied:

Since April 2nd, 2008 according the stats page.

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Urby Jan 12 2012 says:

I thought this was dead! I am ashamed at myself. Turns out I should be tracking (stalking) the author for updates. >:)


Looks awesome BTW.

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jldarkspider Jan 12 2012 says:

Awesome looking!

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faulk Jan 12 2012 says:

You'll have to wait for the news to show up. That's how moddb works. I don't make the rules.

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