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16 comments by Lord_Set on Apr 28th, 2014

State of the Mod: Post Alpha V.1

With our first release and getting some absolutely amazing feedback from you guys, we have begun filling those holes in the mod to really create that level of immersion that you (the fans) expect from us. In this State of the Mod, we will be covering new voice overs to rid ourselves of those pesky stock voices. As well as updated tangent models for our ships (to fix those shadow issues.) As well as give you guys a chance to ask the devs questions regard future development and help shape this project.

Let me be the first to welcome MEDiscovery to the DotR Team. With that being said we have some excellent audio taste tests to share with you guys. Now Cerberus right now is our main priority because they are the most complete. What I have done is uploaded a few audio/sfx clips to SoundCloud to share.

Voice Overs/SFX

Right now the four clips I have uploaded include an updated Mass Accelerator sound effect, Picket Cruiser(Female Voice), Heavy Cruiser (Male Voice), and Cruiser (Male Voice.) This is just a small taste of whats to come though. We plan to do some serious overhauling before our next alpha release so that you guys will have even more fun. For those interested I have included his Youtube channel below where he gives indepth tuts on how to recreate voice overs for almost every race in Mass Effect, some really awesome stuff.

Tangent Maps (Shadowing Fixes)

One of the unforeseen side effects of converting to rebellion was that we didn't anticipate having to do tangent maps. For those who don't know what tangent maps are, they are essentially something that gets attached to a model that dictates how the shadows fall on the model. Most of you noticed while playing the Alpha that shadows don't look quite right. Well we have begun to remedy the problem with some awesome help from Myfist0 of the Sacrifice of Angels 2 mod for Sins. Down below I have included a small example to show exactly how much a difference it makes in terms of appearance in game.

tangent demo

The Difference is night and day, we have been testing in game recently and can't get enough of how much better battles look with the right shadows. So a week out of our first release, we have seen nothing but positive feedback/criticisms. We hope with each successive release that you folks help us find all those little bugs we might miss in development.

Here is your chance guys, after playing our first official release what do you guys have to say? Got any good ideas? Post your questions and Lockerd, Skyline, and I will do our best to answer those questions and get back to you. With our first release that makes you all part of the team, help us to create a better mod and experience for you our loyal fans!

Your Fearless Leader

- Set

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HelghastAdrimal Dec 18 2014, 5:15am says:

two request. just two. More carriers and the Damn fighters for cerburs be resealed. its driving me insane

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Admiral_Chris_Rayya Dec 18 2014, 10:52am replied:

Have you been a good boy this year?

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HelghastAdrimal Dec 18 2014, 11:26pm replied:

Yes chris. Its kevlar btw

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Admiral_Chris_Rayya Dec 19 2014, 4:03am replied:

My list says different, no presents for you this Christmas, i hope you're happy, you ruined Christmas:,(

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HelghastAdrimal Dec 21 2014, 1:03am replied:

Does that mean your santa?

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sto-mainmarine Dec 16 2014, 11:11pm says:

So, it's been 3 months. How much have you guys got done? I really want to see some updates about what's going on! I say this because I LOVE Mass Effect and can't wait for this mod to be complete.

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Lord_Set Creator
Lord_Set Dec 16 2014, 11:33pm replied:

I have just started doing work again today, please feel free to look and comment above.

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sto-mainmarine Dec 16 2014, 11:36pm replied:

Wait, so 3 months and nothing has been worked on? What happened? I'm confused.

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Lockerd Dec 17 2014, 4:20pm replied:

Our lord_set has been stuck dealing with life stuff, he's found a new form and has more time to devote to DoTR. personally I can't wait to see what he does next.

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Lord_Set Creator
Lord_Set Dec 17 2014, 11:08am replied:

Real life happens, I am a busy man and don't always have time for hobbies.

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Lord_Set Creator
Lord_Set Dec 16 2014, 8:18pm says:

I have awoken from my slumber, I am back.

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timi32 Dec 18 2014, 10:20am replied:

Welcome back! i love how this looks curently i hope that you will make reapers more dangerous since they are death dealing machines.

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Pandemonium_Reaper Dec 18 2014, 3:02am replied:

Finally, DOTR has updated :)

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HelghastAdrimal Dec 18 2014, 5:14am replied:

Lies do not lie to us like that you got me excited

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