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14 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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Dawn of the Reapers: Onslaught  (Pre-Alpha Release

Dawn of the Reapers: Onslaught (Pre-Alpha Release

Apr 20, 2014 Demo 96 comments

Our first release to keep you fans happy! Happy Easter, and remember all good things in moderation.

The Sacrifice of the 55th

The Sacrifice of the 55th

Sep 19, 2012 Other 31 comments

Just the script to the live action trailer I hope to have enough time to work on sometime in the next few months.

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MooCowBanshee Mar 31 2013, 9:26am replied:

2 dreadnoughts keep their shields down. 3 will destroy one. A dreadnought is about 15 cruisers so you'll need about 45 cruisers to take down one. A Cruiser equals 1 frigate if that frigate has thanix's but normal frigates would be I think 20.

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Lockerd Mar 31 2013, 12:51pm replied:

according to the codex that is yes, but for frigates they have half the power of a cruiser without thanix even when those frigates have thanix.

but in the mod balancing hasn't been worked on yet.

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MooCowBanshee Mar 31 2013, 12:54pm replied:

I heard that frigates with thanix's have the same amount of power as a crusier but is just as strong, hull/shield wise as a regular frigate

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Lockerd Mar 31 2013, 1:12pm replied:

yes but they do not have the number of thanix weapons that a cruiser does, not to mention the cruisers main gun.

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MooCowBanshee Mar 31 2013, 1:41pm replied:

Sadly we never see any freaking thanix guns in game other than the normandys....

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Lockerd Mar 31 2013, 1:42pm replied:

we see it in the final battle, those main guns that slam the reapers in the begnning volley of the battle for earth.

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MooCowBanshee Mar 31 2013, 1:43pm replied:

I thought those where macs....

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Lockerd Mar 31 2013, 2:30pm replied:

the big aura filled ones no, the small segment ones yes.

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MooCowBanshee Mar 31 2013, 2:31pm replied:

Ah thanks.

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DuffCreeper Mar 31 2013, 8:47am replied:

Actually that is a very good question but I guess the reaper ships (and themselves) would have to stay with the given hp to their class. Cause that would make the reapers OP (Over Powered)

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