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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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taliskyrim Dec 14 2012, 6:01pm says:

could some please tell me why someone would kill innocent children because in the marines me and my husband were taught that only enemy combatants were targets

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All_Under_Heaven Dec 14 2012, 6:06pm replied:

I can't say why someone would feel the idiotic need to do such a thing, but I must please ask that these comments be made under Set's initial statement and that we avoid turning this into a blind chat forum.

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Wolfrahm Dec 15 2012, 5:24am replied:

You ask that we not speak of it here? Avoiding the topic is what would make this a "blind" chat forum. It is disgusting to know that it takes a school massacre for people to start seeing. As Set said the world we live in isn't as safe as we are made to believe.

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All_Under_Heaven Dec 15 2012, 12:36pm replied:

I don't ask that we don't discuss it, I only ask that we do not rant about it. This is first and foremost a page for announcements and comments about the mod. While we are free to express our deepest sympathies for the victims of this tragedy, it does not mean we should be taking the forum off topic.

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Reaper_Armada Dec 14 2012, 7:46pm replied:

Why was this terrible thing done?

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Isimiel Dec 15 2012, 12:13pm replied:

So some nut case can get 5 min of fame

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Kommunizm Dec 14 2012, 7:29pm replied:

I want to express my condolence(I hope Google translate it right), but my knowledge of English is not so big to do it.

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Lord_Set Dec 14 2012, 7:36pm replied:

Спасибо, я немного знаю русский язык. Так что я буду сделать его легким для вас.

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Lord_Set Dec 14 2012, 4:16pm replied:

Its about 30 mins, even closer to where my gf works.

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Lockerd Dec 14 2012, 5:09pm replied:

Everyone here in my household is also shocked, I have a 4 year old niece...the thought is painful to me, I would like to extend my condolences to those families, and to the police/fire-department's who had to witness the aftermath, and even having to investigate it.

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