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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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zagi101 Dec 12 2014, 7:16am says:

first of all as big fan of Mass Effect i must say that your mod is very nice, however there is some sugestions,

instead mixing system alliance-asari and turians why not do this
System Alliance (Paragon) and Cerberus (Renegade)
Reapers (Paragon) Collectors (Renegade)
Turians (Paragon) Turian Specs (Renegade)
Asarai (Paragon) Asari Commando faction (Renegade)
Quarians (Paragon) Geth (Renegade)

so far i like the mod but i am quit dissapointed with reapers, except capital ships there is no frigates, except scout and colony ones, is that bug or i did add it wrong in game??

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Reaper_Armada Dec 14 2014, 3:03am replied:

We shall harvest the species of zagi101 first upon our arrival!

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wombatleader Dec 13 2014, 6:45pm replied:

We have a plan drawn out for the mod and we're going to follow it. The Collectors are the least completed faction at the moment. Cerberus is the most completed, followed by the council.

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epelix Dec 12 2014, 8:22am replied:

There are only a few ships from each species so it's best to combine them.
Also Reapers is the least done faction, other two have more ships.

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zagi101 Dec 12 2014, 8:36am replied:

well there is plenty non-canon ship designs for mass effect, on deviant there is plenty of system alliance ships that could be used, like Andes dreadnought, Actium heavy frigate and others, but mixing them well its simply wrong,

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Pieboybom Dec 12 2014, 10:33am replied:

No it isnt. Look at the third game. At the end, there was three factions. Cerberus, reapers, and the citadel races.

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Lord_Set Dec 11 2014, 11:32pm says:

Thanks for the love guys, it has been a quiet couple of months and I'm sorry for that but real life always trumps internet life. Im starting a new job with more free time so updates coming.

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Starwarstheclonewars Dec 14 2014, 7:25pm replied:

YAY I got worried with no updates I thought it was dead. :(

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Pandemonium_Reaper Dec 12 2014, 6:45pm replied:


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Admiral_Chris_Rayya Dec 12 2014, 6:36pm replied:

Relax man, Christmas time is always a pain in the *** anyway, DOTR is top 100 so you don't need to worry about loyalty from your fans:)

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Shockmatter Dec 11 2014, 6:43pm says:

This double post shall be ignored.

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Shockmatter Dec 11 2014, 6:40pm says:

Thank you all for getting us into the top 100! We really appreciate all the love you guys have for us. I'm about to head to a holiday party, so when the toasts start coming I'll do a special one for the fans.

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Starwarstheclonewars Dec 11 2014, 8:49pm replied:

:) YEA

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