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And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:33 pm
by Forceflow
Well, looks like we are on a roll :) Driftwood did it again. This time he made the Rebel Platform available together with Darksabers help. I hope you all enjoy it!
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Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:53 pm
by JeremyaFr
Good work :applaus:

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:59 pm
by Darksaber
Well done Driftwood :)

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:10 pm
by Driftwood
You too DS!

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:13 pm
by Darksaber
lol :)

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:20 pm
by Jaeven
Outstanding work!

I always liked this station in SWG, happy to have it as the standard Rebel Alliance Platform now.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:32 pm
by Mark_Farlander
Superb job!
Battle 4, Mission 5: Abandon Rebel Base at Kothlis will have a completely different look.

However, there is a little problem. When I try to install it, I get the following message: "The Hook_Weapon_Rate.dll file necessary to make this craft work correctly is missing from your XWA directory. Please install the Hook_Weapon_Rate.dll to your X-Wing Alliance folder."

Where can I find it?

Thanks again for the Platform.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:41 pm
by Jaeven
Not sure how he feels about people linking directly to his drive, so I'll just post Jeremya's thread with the link to it.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11772

The thread has the link to his drive where you can download the hook.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:08 am
by Mark_Farlander
Downloaded the .dll and it made this Platform work. Thank you so much.
By the way, how many hangars does this Platform have?
I see 2 hangar components scrolling between components.

There is another thing I'd be glad to know. I see that the default targeted component is a Hangar.
Is this a developer's choice to make it "more platform like"?

Sorry for posting so many questions, but I've been waiting for this Platform for a long time.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:46 am
by Driftwood
It has one hangar. The multiple hangar target components is due to how the mesh is split up to keep the facecount within the maximum vertex limits.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:44 am
by Bman
Really nice job. Thanks Driftwood. Q... haven't looked at it yet, but does this model have any turbolaser/cannon battery meshes added to it ?

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:49 am
by Knightsaber
The Force is very strong with the XWA team right now, seriously great job! The Rebel Platform was always a strange one that caught my eye.

So where did this platform design feature? What was the inspiration?

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:18 am
by Oldcode
Looks fantastic! Thanks for all your hard work everybody! :D

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:25 pm
by Jaeven
Knightsaber wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:49 am
The Force is very strong with the XWA team right now, seriously great job! The Rebel Platform was always a strange one that caught my eye.

So where did this platform design feature? What was the inspiration?
It's only appearance, as far as I know, was in the now closed Star Wars Galaxies, where it was the standard Rebel base in every system bar Kashyyyk. In the game, you're unable to attack most of them, but there is one called Freedom One that you can destroy. These things are armed to the teeth, so taking one down is quite the task.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:41 pm
by Darksaber
And so is this, took me ages

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:28 pm
by Driftwood
Bman wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:44 am
Really nice job. Thanks Driftwood. Q... haven't looked at it yet, but does this model have any turbolaser/cannon battery meshes added to it ?
The model is pushing the new mesh limits, so no, unless I have missed a detail DS added the only meshes added are the hangar ones. I actually was forced to delete a significant amount of the original modeled detail to get the station to stop crashing the game. Luckily most of those details were reflected in the texture underneath, so it was not detrimental to the aesthetic fortunately.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:45 pm
by JeremyaFr
Hello,
There is a problem with the image link:
The link "./download/file.php?id=1805" leads to a "You are not authorised to download this attachment." message.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:02 pm
by Forceflow
JeremyaFr wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:45 pm
Hello,
There is a problem with the image link:
The link "./download/file.php?id=1805" leads to a "You are not authorised to download this attachment." message.
Strange, better now?

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:08 pm
by JeremyaFr
It's better now. Thanks.

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:27 pm
by Su-tehp
Not that this doesn't look awesome, but what prompted the decision to use this image rather than update the original Rebel Platform?

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:28 pm
by Knightsaber
Jaeven wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Knightsaber wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:49 am
The Force is very strong with the XWA team right now, seriously great job! The Rebel Platform was always a strange one that caught my eye.

So where did this platform design feature? What was the inspiration?
It's only appearance, as far as I know, was in the now closed Star Wars Galaxies, where it was the standard Rebel base in every system bar Kashyyyk. In the game, you're unable to attack most of them, but there is one called Freedom One that you can destroy. These things are armed to the teeth, so taking one down is quite the task.
The Rebel Platform was unarmed in XWA, will this platform be able to defend itself when downloaded into the game?

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:52 pm
by Darksaber
NO, the original Rebel Platform wasn't or should I say isn't unarmed, I don't know where you got your info from but it's wrong, it has 53 laser points covering it

Defiantly not unarmed :?

And yes the new Platform can easily defend it's self

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:52 pm
by Rookie_One1
It can defend itself, just not agaisnt a SSD

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:05 pm
by Safe-Keeper
The Starfighter evaluation mission seems broken. The rebel medium transports ram the station to death since they're not stationary, and the TIE fighters that are supposed to be right behind you when you reach region 2 don't want to seem to show up at all.

I too am curious as to why you replaced the model. It looks awesome, but I always liked the original design, so maybe I'd have preferred to have it updated and have this new model be added as a separate station. Not to diss your work, mind, it look great!

Re: And another one done! Presenting the Rebel Platform

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:48 pm
by Knightsaber
Darksaber wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:52 pm
NO, the original Rebel Platform wasn't or should I say isn't unarmed, I don't know where you got your info from but it's wrong, it has 53 laser points covering it

Defiantly not unarmed :?

And yes the new Platform can easily defend it's self
I can't say I recall that being the case in the original game, I remembered the platform being heavily armored and taking a lot of punishment before going down but I don't remember it actually defending itself. In that mission there was the Golan II platform serving as its defender before the Executor closed in for the kill.

I could be wrong, but I don't remember the platform in XWA being armed. Just telling you what I remember. And if this one is armed, that will be awesome to see in-game. Even if it stands no chance against the Executor, lol.