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15 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 V .2

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Second release of Dawn of the Reapers, comes with a ton of updates almost too many to list.

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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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Guest Apr 22 2013, 8:14pm says:

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Lockerd Apr 22 2013, 9:00pm replied:

well, there are a few in one of the old Council forces compilation pics.

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starfox37 Apr 22 2013, 6:52pm replied:

We are all waiting with baited breath for the next update tis true, but imagine the awesomeness that will flow from the next update. Just relax and the next update will happen, just stay away from you screen, it might explode with the epicness.

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MooCowBanshee Apr 22 2013, 2:52pm replied:

If you're looking for images, check out Shocks steam page, he has a ton of them.

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Higaran87 Apr 23 2013, 5:23pm replied:

ho lordy. I just looked at the images, and that looks completely epic. i can deal with the wait now.

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Shockmatter Apr 23 2013, 2:05am replied:

This is true.

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MooCowBanshee Apr 23 2013, 7:17am replied:

And I like your screenshots that you take <3

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Jafod Apr 22 2013, 11:05am replied:

dude, dont rush it. they are making something for us, FOR FREE!!! dont ask things like that. tis like asking: 'when is the release date'. it doesnt matter. the mod is NOT dead, therfore progress is being made. we know that, so we do not even need to ask.
p.s. do you want the mod makers to be making the mod, or dealing with questions like the one you just posted qwhich will most likely come up again.
i apologize if this message seems harsh, but honestly, people nagging the mod makers is a tad bit annoying to see.

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Guest Apr 21 2013, 2:51pm replied:

Patience young padawan

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Shockmatter Apr 20 2013, 10:07pm replied:

We're all working on the alpha build, nothing we're doing in it hasn't already be said before. When there's more to talk about that isn't on the forums it'll be here.

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