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    Arrow New campaign

    We are trying to make a new campaign for AS and we have several maps and a campaign lobby done but we don't know how to make it all into a campaign.

    Specificaly we would like a way to get a new campaign in with out changing the the base AS code, and how to tie the maps together as a unit.

    BTW we are a team using one account so the faces go with different people. TNX for understanding.

    There will be some screen shots on the site once I get off my lazy bum.

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    You could use the custom campaign mutator to tie the maps into a campaign just by editing an ini file. With some additional modifications you could also hook in a custom lobby screen. You could catch either smattbac or me in irc.starchat.net if you want help doing this.
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    Very exciting news TR Team, I'm really looking forward to see those screenshots!
    Whats is the url btw?

    Oh yeah, and the starchat channel is simply called #alienswarm

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    Excellent, two new campaigns coming out soon
    So many campaigns, so little time
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    Thanks for the rapid response. But now I have another question, is there any way to add or edit characters?

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    Not easily. It would be a big-time code hack, and likely quite difficult to do.

    EDIT: On second thought, I do remember seeing a character edited to have a different name/picture/appearance/etc. but I think it involved editing the base Swarm code, which you don't want to do.
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    I think Dalai has said a couple of times that if someone makes a proper campaign, he'll put it in the game. Or maybe it was about proper support for custom campaigns if someone actually makes one.

    Something along those lines.

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    Yup, I've read something like that too. The future of Alien Swarm looks bright.
    2 custom campaigns and official material in the making

    EDIT: I wanna see screenies now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepQantas
    I think Dalai has said a couple of times that if someone makes a proper campaign, he'll put it in the game. Or maybe it was about proper support for custom campaigns if someone actually makes one.

    Something along those lines.
    Proper support, I believe it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalai
    I will add support for this, if a (good quality) campaign is made.
    http://forums.blackcatgames.com/showthread.php?t=4295

    That was a long time ago though, the trouble now is how it will fit in with smattbac's custom campaign mutator.
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    Easy.. if it's already in the game, there's no need for a mutator
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    The web site is up.
    the TR page
    Complete with the much requested screenies.
    Even though our maps aren't nearly as leet as some of the others going around.

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    Looking very good, I can't wait for the release
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    Looks nice

    even don on some EV suits to take on missions outside the station
    Sounds good
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    Looks hmm.. original.

    I think outdoor maps are be very tricky to design for ASw. The two other custom maps that attempted outdoor settings (BugPlanet and BugCity) are full of problems and have a high performance hit. If they're done well they'd be a welcome change from the usual environment though. Keep it up.



    PS. LostContact is set mainly indoors, the outdoor terrain areas are just for transit.
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