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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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kyle_katarn67 Mar 7 2013, 8:12pm says:

Even though it already did ME now really holds a place in my heart after this DLC. Best enjoyable laughs sad times and action. Loved every character...just ( wait tearing up a bit) thank you ME universe. Its been amazing

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MooCowBanshee Mar 7 2013, 10:19pm replied:

I started playing mass effect in 2010, starting with me2 demo.
My friends thought I was obsessed with mass effect... Well, I am. I spent hours on the wiki lol, I believe mass effect is held in everyone's heart <3

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Lockerd Mar 8 2013, 2:25pm replied:

I was interested in Mass Effect when it was still a rumor, in high school we used to speculate on what it would bring.

we had the illusion things were completely unique that everything we did mattered...ah ignorance was bliss.

I bought Mass Effect when it first came out, been loving it ever since.

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SovereignReaper Mar 8 2013, 1:52am replied:

I heard about mass effect through a few friends and it was about 2 years ago I looked at mass effect and tried the first one. As soon as I was a few hours in I came to the conclusion that I was playing one of the greatest rpg series ever.

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Lord_Set Mar 7 2013, 1:39pm says:

First of all Happy Birthday Reaper, Second of all I would like to welcome Lockerd and Wolfrahm as our two first official testers. They have been good chaps about keeping it hush hush but I figured it would good to finally and publicly welcome them in.


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Reaper_Armada Mar 7 2013, 6:46pm replied:

Thanks heaps everyone. Oh and Lord_Set I got the new planets in.

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kyle_katarn67 Mar 7 2013, 8:10pm replied:

Reaper tell me how do massive organic/synthetic star ships celebrate their birthdays ever year?

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Reaper_Armada Mar 7 2013, 8:17pm replied:

By having a good ol' Reaping session and after that, enjoying a well earned organic cake

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Lockerd Mar 7 2013, 2:04pm replied:

It is an honor, thank you very much.

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MooCowBanshee Mar 7 2013, 3:07pm replied:

Time for a party guys!

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