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M4-78EP 1.5 Released

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Just installed 1.5 and noticed a bunch of lines were cut from the intro sequence. 

Atton: "there are signs of life on the surface..."

Kreia: "an adequate job pilot...", "an entire planet wiped clean of life" "although I think that the pilots devices are mechanically accurate..."

Visas: "it orbits dead in space..."

Kreia doesn't even talk, and G0-T0's line of questioning was traded to hk?

Is this how the new intro sequence is supposed to play out?

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13 hours ago, phenex said:

Just installed 1.5 and noticed a bunch of lines were cut from the intro sequence. 

Atton: "there are signs of life on the surface..."

Kreia: "an adequate job pilot...", "an entire planet wiped clean of life" "although I think that the pilots devices are mechanically accurate..."

Visas: "it orbits dead in space..."

Kreia doesn't even talk, and G0-T0's line of questioning was traded to hk?

Is this how the new intro sequence is supposed to play out?

The main dev, Zbyl2, thought that most of the cut lines sounded like they were obviously spliced such as Kreia's line "Droids gather while we wait here" for example hence is why they're cut.

 

So yes, this was intentional.

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9 hours ago, N-DReW25 said:

The main dev, Zbyl2, thought that most of the cut lines sounded like they were obviously spliced such as Kreia's line "Droids gather while we wait here" for example hence is why they're cut.

 

So yes, this was intentional.

Ok cool, was just checking because I remembered it a bit differently. I know in the mod change log it states the intro sequence was changed, just wanted to be sure none of my mods were messing with it. Although it does somewhat feel a little odd as how everyone is standing there with you and the only camera angles you get are basically just with atton and hk since nobody else talks(aside from the 4 or so characters who sound off during the beginning). Just a little critique but I can understand why it was changed. Looking forward to how the modules are split up and the "new" ending. I think the last version i played was from 1.2 so there looks to be quite the few changes to check out!

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Funny seeing the "Hunt for Hassat Hunter" play out here... a half year later (yeah not much on Deadlystream).

On Steam the Russian is 1.5, EN is still 1.3 both seperate and the TSLRCM+M4 combo.

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Well, this was... something. It seemed like it would be a good something, but now I just don't know..

I'm going to start off by saying that, contrary to zbyl2's assumptions, I find walking immensely preferable to being abruptly teleported around without warning. That was so jarring and disruptive that I was tempted to report it as a bug. It actually took me til the second instance to realize it wasn't one. Was that change playtested by anyone at all before release? That did NOT make for a good gaming experience... Also, given the existence of the Escort Droids for controlled fast-travel, it's completely and totally unnecessary. It was fundamentally a bad idea, in my opinion - throw it out the window and never look back.

Second, I played the "You have to use a droid" portion as T3-M4 and I have to say that under these circumstances the dialogue choices being unintelligible to the player ends up feeling rather awkward. It's one thing in Vogga's warehouse, where the choices don't actually matter much at all; in that context it's funny. But here, where they actually have significance, it made me feel like I was flailing around completely blindly. I think that either you need to ditch the concept for that portion of this world, or publish a translation sheet.

Third, I think the number of currently-active droids needs to get added to your journal. Because you can only ask the droid once, and it's all too easy for it to get scrolled out of the Messages log (and I'm guessing the Messages log being so short in TSL is backend idiocy that modding can't fix). I mean yeah, you can write it down, but it feels like the in-game handling should be better.

And then there's the bugs.. I was super-excited to play M4-78 and finally be able to experience a more complete TSL story that actually gave Lonna Vash her due. And, after getting past the janky introductory segment, I was having a good time with the place. Then I set foot in the R&D zone and had "Deadly Upgrade" suddenly inject itself back into my Active Quests list (and the entry didn't even match how I'd actually done it). I came here to report that... and discovered just how broken version 1.5 is and continues to be. That was disheartening to learn. I implore you to either return to the project, or at least make an installer for the more-stable previous version (1.3) so that that can be hosted here.

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^^^ It is the worst iteration of any mod made by the original team, and is the worst of the editions zbyl2 has been involved with.

In short, get an older version. I'll share mine if you need it. The "final" version of this mod was a zbyl middle finger to fans of the planet.

I call him balor anyway. Pretty sure that's because that's who he is.

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