thunderfoot's first map pack thunderfoot's first map pack

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thunderfoot006, 2009-08-01

Chief_Chainsaw started a forum thread about large maps. The more I have play tested the few maps I have made, the more I have come to agree with him and others about large maps being the best maps. These are kind of concept maps. The lighting in A2 is one of the game s strongest features. There are numerous well done custom ships which take advantage of this through superb lightmaps. So I thought, "Why not make some maps where someone can see just how good some of these custom ships really look?

NOTE: This contains a better version of Twilight s Last. It has been adjusted to correct some flaws and a few other things which I did not like. This map should play much better than the previous version. Couple it with improved AIPs and it should provide a very rewarding and challenging game.


thunderfoot's first map pack
by thunderfoot006

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DEDICATION

This map pack is in honor of all of the fine people of the A2 Community. You ve all put up with me for a very long time now. From a lot of you, I ve learned a great deal about modding in general and this game in particular. Pleased and proud I am to call the A2 Community my online family and home. Delighted as well some of the small things I ve done over the years have made your A2 a little more fun to play. Thank you all for being who you are.


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INTRODUCTION

Hello, and thank you for downloading my first map pack. I became interested in making A2 maps because I have pretty much played all the ones which I like that are available. Chief_Chainsaw started a forum thread about large maps. The more I have play tested the few maps I have made, the more I have come to agree with him and others about large maps being the best maps. These are kind of concept maps. The lighting in A2 is one of the game s strongest features. There are numerous well done custom ships which take advantage of this through superb lightmaps. So I thought, "Why not make some maps where someone can see just how good some of these custom ships really look?

NOTE: This contains a better version of Twilight s Last. It has been adjusted to correct some flaws and a few other things which I did not like. This map should play much better than the previous version. Couple it with improved AIPs and it should provide a very rewarding and challenging game.

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CREDITS Everyone you need to know about so you know whom to blame!

Gene Roddenberry - for giving us such a cool place to play.
thunderfoot006(me) - for everything in here. Once again, I cannot hide behind anyone else, lol.
YOU, for downloading this mod.

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CONTENTS:

1) A ReadMe, which of course no one will bother reading.
2) Installation Instructions. These are provided for you to read AFTER you place this material ingame.
They will allow you to quickly and precisely pin point any errors you made during installation and tell you how to repair them.
3) A complete set of files for the following maps
- Dawn's Early. A four player map which has the lighting set for just after sunrise. I have also included the Stock game mbgdk.tga files, renamed to mbgdark.tga, because they are one of two of my favorite stock backgrounds. I have MU2.0 installed and the stock mbgdk background is replaced by the one included in that mod. Dawn's Early will have a blank background unless you install these textures or change the background of this map to something you like.
- Twilight's Last. This is the second version of this map. It has some corrections and adjustments which should make it play much better. I have also included the Stock game mbgpur.tga files, renamed to mbgpurple.tga, because they are one of two of my favorite stock backgrounds. I have MU2.0 installed and the stock mbgpur background is replaced by the one included in that mod. Twilight's Last will have a blank background unless you install these textures or change the background of this map to something you like.


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WHAT THIS MOD IS

A patch which contains everything needed to install and play the four player maps included within Twilight's Last. It is set up for multiplayer, I think. but since I have not tested it in Multi, I am unsure.

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WHAT THIS MOD IS NOT

Tested for compatability with either FLOPs or PP 1.2.5. My laptop cannot play FLOPs so I saw no sense in trying to test this map with these. I cannot answer ANY questions concerning this map and FLOPs or PP 1.2.5 because of this. If you want to try this map with FLOPs or PP1.2.5 you do so with the prior understanding I cannot help you with, nor be held accountable or responsible for, any problems which arise from combining or using this map with either of them.

The screenshots are from my personal install. I run a modified version of MU v2.0 because my lap top makes those ugly girly-man squealy noises whenever I try to run it set on full. I tried very hard to ensure I put nothing into this map pack which is specific to Yacuzza s brilliant piece of work or will corrupt your A2 install.

If the above statements mean you now dislike this, I am okay with this. I made this map pack for me in the first place.

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POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

This patch has not been tested for compatability with either PP1.2.5 or FLOPs. My laptop cannot play FLOPs so I saw little sense in checking this. I have Yacuzza s Tactical Assault and Achilles Art of War installed. I haven t yet run across any problems with either of these but I did not really push either install to the limits of the game engine either.

This map has been tested only against Instant Action vs. my laptop. I do not know if it will work in online Multiplayer. I accept no responsibility for your computer, disc, or application.
This mod was checked for viruses and completeness before upload. If it does not work correctly the first time, please go back and read the Installation Instructions. Then install this map again AFTER you read the Installation Instructions.

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RELEASE INFO:

Since this is all my own work, my usual free usage with credit policy can apply. As long as you tell others who this came from, you can use it anyway you like.

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CONTACT:

Any doubts, questions or suggestions, please contact thunderfoot006 from here at A2 Files via PM.
All of the people mentioned by name herein are blameless for anything which may be wrong with this mod.
All of the mistakes are mine alone.

Compliments? Well, now! Thank you for the flowers!

Complaints? Riiight. Time please, ladies and gentlemen. The pub is closing for tonight. You ain t gotta go home, but you can t stay here.

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COPYRIGHT AND DISTRIBUTION PERMISSIONS

THIS PATCH IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION TM & (C) ACTIVISION & PARAMOUNT PICTURES.
Copyright notices: Star Trek, Star Trek Armada II, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager (and the various logo devices used in them) are copyright Paramount Pictures, as are the characters, related images, and sound from the productions.
This patch is released for entertainment purposes only. No profit or commercial usage is intended or allowed.

Version    Author  thunderfoot006  Website   
Downloads  299  Size  851.65 KB  Created  2009-08-01 

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#1 Josh_42 2009-08-01 22:22
Downloading now!
#2 FahreS 2009-08-02 11:14
Thank you thunderfoot, now my models look even better!
#3 Chiletrek 2009-08-02 16:13
Hello:

This is very good, I will install and take a look at these maps now :-)
#4 _dEjavU_ 2009-08-02 17:11
Brilliant! More large maps to play in( :thumbsup: ). Excelent work and thanks for this Thunderfoot006. 10/10

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