Twilight's Last Twilight's Last

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thunderfoot006, 2009-07-17

Hello, and thank you for downloading my map. 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 the 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. This one is kind of a concept map, as well as being a large sized map(35K x 35K). 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 a map where someone can see just how good some of these custom ships really look in the dark?" Total darkness is not good for gameplay, so I tried for lighting effects which simulate evening slightly after sundown.(EENT to the accuracy sticklers out there.)


Twilight's Last
by thunderfoot006

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INTRODUCTION

Hello, and thank you for downloading my map. 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 the 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. This one is kind of a concept map. 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 a map where someone can see just how good some of these custom ships really look in the dark?" Total darkness is not good for gameplay, so I tried for lighting effects which simulate evening slightly after sundown.(EENT to the accuracy sticklers out there)

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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.
FallenGraces - because I can and because he is an all around good guy. His screenshots are one of the inspirations for this map.
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 Twilight's Last map.

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MAP BACK STORY:

"Livin after midnight.
Rockin til the dawn.
Lovin til the mornin
Then I m gone. I m gone."

- Judas Priest

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WHAT THIS MOD IS

A patch which contains everything needed to the four player map 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 which has MU v2.0 installed but I tried very hard to ensure I put nothing into the map which is specific to Yacuzza's brilliant piece of work.

If the above statements mean you now dislike this mod, I am okay with this. I made this map 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! I ll respond promptly to your kind words.

Complaints? We re not taking complaints today. Complaint Day is currently scheduled for the day following my richly deserved FF perma ban. Please check with me then.

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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  1.1  Author  thunderfoot006  Website   
Downloads  264  Size  135.52 KB  Created  2009-07-17 

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#1 CanadianBorg 2009-07-20 19:56
Nice retextures. Where can I get them?


-CanadianBorg


P.S. Resistance is futile, eh?
#2 thunderfoot007 2009-07-21 05:25
I always start any custom install with A2U Vanilla Upgrade. The Borg textures are the stock ones with the "_1" and "_2" tga files removed.
#3 Chief_Chainsaw 2009-07-31 16:29
Awesome. Thanks for agreeing with me. I just find I need the big maps because of the scale of the bases I build, and I also like to have some distance between the enemies.

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