[SHIP] Escort Duty

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DryEagle
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[SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby DryEagle » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:10 pm

Greetings, FTLers!
After much delay, I finally present to you my newest project, pushing the very bounds of what is possible in FTL:

. . . . . . . . . . Escort Duty

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The story:
You have been comissioned to help escort some freighters which carry intel and technology vital to the federation. Unfortunately weaponry is in short supply so you had to salvage what you could:
- A prototype ion pulse weapon
- A defective burst laser (no secondary effects e.g. no fires, no crew damage)
- An unstable nanite repair bomb (may overload systems it repairs, starting a fire. 10% chance)
Fortunately you were given a top-of-the-line point defence drone to help protect the unshielded freighters.
The freighters also have ample space to install cloaking and a large industrial-sized teleporter, should you manage to come across vendors willing to provide the hardware necessary for the upgrade.

A few other notes:
- Exactly 60% of the rooms are not protected by shield - use the PDD to block lasers and take out beams asap!
- Oxygen is as far away from mannable stations as it was possible to put it. :twisted:
- Yes, the crew can travel between the ships.
- Airlocks to vent atmosphere only on the freighter. However, if you open the doors it will vent across both ships.
- Enough starting system level for only 2 out of the 3 weapons.
- Enough starting power for only level 1 shields + drone or level 2 shields, not both (if you want weapons online).

A shielded frigate escorting unshielded freighters.
The odds are stacked against you.
Will you survive and defeat the rebel fleet?

Yes, I have beat the game with this. I don't publish a ship until I manage to win with it.

Mod data:
- replaces the kestrel-A (change the ship replaced in blueprints append; there are no dependencies)
- all names in internal files are unique to this mod so it should be entirely compatible with everything
- no events, this is just a ship. so you can use it with more or less everything, just load it last.
- gibs, cloaking graphics (these are super cool, get a cloak to see it), menu graphics - the works

Shouts:
ltkrogoth for providing unique graphics for the ships.
All other assets are modified from base FTL files etc etc.

Download link: http://www.2shared.com/file/beablhsY/Escort.html
Alternate mirror: http://www.mediafire.com/?bvn34q4bzqr8ma2

Playthroughs:
VanguardOfValor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SDduhwDv4o
BrenTenkage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7gW0jB9eB8
GingerDragon87 #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_uSPb4ZZLg
GingerDragon87 #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d8ARSpRNq8
GingerDragon87 #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e5Ss6RIkKs
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callo1812
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby callo1812 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:44 pm

Very hard died against first enemy well that's because i am not that good. you are :twisted: .
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby DryEagle » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:48 pm

Hint: don't try to power up level 2 shields immediately. You are given a very powerful defence drone and a drone recovery arm. Use it!
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby callo1812 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:19 pm

Good idea with the two ships so its like a convoy glad you told me about the drone
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BrenTenkage
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby BrenTenkage » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:55 pm

I make a lot of lets plays of FTL, I also use mods I find on this site http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... 06hca_PXuX
I am also a modder as well, here is my mod hub viewtopic.php?f=11&t=32269
DryEagle
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby DryEagle » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:15 pm

The doors leading outside by the yellow hazard stripes let space in, you can use those to put out fires or completely flood the freighter with space ...not recommended... the O2 room seems to take hits ALL THE TIME in my playtests... this is why it's as far from the crew as possible :twisted:
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nataryeahbuddy
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby nataryeahbuddy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:55 pm

How did you make the cloaking graphics so awesome?
THIS IS REALLY AWESOME!
one of a kind!
you have your own fleet!
My most popular mod! Over 290 Downloads!
Advanced Weapons and Shields!
My second most popular mod! Over 240 Downloads!
Advanced Battle Systems!
An awesome ship with custom graphics and two new weapons!
F-22A Raptor for FTL
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby DryEagle » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:23 am

The cloaking graphics are done using a fragment effect filter and then some colour swaps etc... it took a lot of effort to get the effect right but I think it was worth it in the end, it really makes it look like the ship is evading, not just made of glass.
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby VanguardOfValor » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:42 am

Just so you know, your 2shared link isn't working for me.

Edit: Also, your mediafire page downloaded some random program to my computer by itself. I deleted it, but that's some shady stuff right there.

Edit 2: I really like the ship though. The custom weapons are awesome (especially the rainbow defective laser. :P), it has a defense drone which is actually competent, and it makes for a very interesting play experience. Well done.
Various Valorous Videos, should you be interested...
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Re: [SHIP] Escort Duty

Postby DryEagle » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:40 am

Re-up'd on 2shared, should work now.
As for mediafire giving a dodgy download... well, like all free download sites, there are usually adverts with misleading download buttons, make sure you press the right one; adblock helps. Not much I can do about that.
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