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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.

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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

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

The Sacrifice of the 55th

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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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Reaper_Armada
Reaper_Armada Oct 30 2012, 11:48pm says:

Happy Halloween everyone. (I know its not Haloween in your countries yet but by the time you guys are awake I'm asleep). Hope everyone will have a good time despite the terrible Cyclone.

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degtayrev
degtayrev Oct 31 2012, 6:24pm replied:

You don't have to worry about global warming doing anything, the whole thing is a natural trend that has been happening since the beginning of time. For example this heating cycle has been happening since the 1840's, and the world was hotter in 1000 AD than it is today. There are petrified plants UNDER retreating glaciers as well. The whole thing is a natural process started by increase in the sun's activity, with CO2 levels rising an average of 600 years after the sun's activity increases. Basically the whole thing with the hype is another UN power play.

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Lockerd
Lockerd Oct 31 2012, 6:34pm replied:

actually a popular theory which is still being claimed as "Ridiculous" is the eco mending system, the earth has a sensitive eco system which "corrects" whatever is corrupting it, except we are the ones who are corrupting it so it tries to get rid of us.

but like stubborn insects we entrench ourselves and survive each onslaught.

in the immortal words of George Carlin "the earth will be here loong loooong loooooong after we are gone and it will mend itself a million times over as if we were never here."

"we are nothing but a small needle in time to the earths massive haystack."

yes we cause the climate crisis currently in effect, but the phrase "safe the planet" is just saying "save the current state of plantlife, or we will have no place to live and breathe"

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degtayrev
degtayrev Oct 31 2012, 7:40pm replied:

I don't think that this is the proper place for a debate on global warming, so feel free to PM me if you disagree, and Lockerd, I will send you a PM.

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revan111295
revan111295 Oct 31 2012, 8:10pm replied:

Meaby its not place to debate such stuff but why to complain at least somethink is going on, on this website.

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degtayrev
degtayrev Oct 31 2012, 8:14pm replied:

I prefer to debate by PM anyways, especially since the reply system is screwed up, it makes it kind of difficult.

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revan111295
revan111295 Oct 31 2012, 8:21pm replied:

well...convertation like that is better than rude argument startet by me or someone else.

But I get your point and PM is bit boring in my opinion

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degtayrev
degtayrev Oct 31 2012, 8:42pm replied:

I agree that debates are better than arguments. I prefer debating in person anyways but since I doubt anyone here lives close enough to do that it's just not an option. If you're actually interested I can copy and paste what I sent Lockerd and send it to you.

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revan111295
revan111295 Nov 1 2012, 10:26am replied:

no thanks

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revan111295
revan111295 Oct 31 2012, 11:03am replied:

well it looks like I must have to slep trough most of that lesson.:)

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