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Fan Mission: Pandora's Box by Jesps(2010/07/11)


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#1 Fidcal

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:17 AM

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PANDORA'S BOX!


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Pandora's Box is a small FM in which you have been smuggled on board a ship to steal an item called Pandora's Box, and replace it with a fake. But this is no ordinary ship...

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Play time is roughly 25 minutes to an hour depending on your play style. Note that although the loot objectives are reasonable, finding all of it is quite a challenge so add to that time if you like to find it all!
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#2 aidakeeley

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:26 AM

Yip E!

ETA: And ...

Thanks, y'alls!

Edited by aidakeeley, 11 July 2010 - 04:29 AM.

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#3 Jesps

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:53 AM

Glad to see this map released, for obvious reasons Posted Image

Just completed it. I like the things you have done with the map, especially on lights and shadows Posted Image (for those who dont know, this is a map originally made by me and finished off, and improved by Fidcal)
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#4 STiFU

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:19 AM

Nice to finally see this released. But what a shame you didn't use the skybox I made for it. I thought the general response was pretty positive... But well, it's still a neat small FM with or without it. :-)

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#5 Fidcal

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:41 AM

I never found the skybox StiFu. All I remember was a posted picture with no info where it was. I left this FM alone as there were various discussions and I thought someone would be working on it then it fizzled out. I can't even find that old thread now I was looking for it a few days ago. In the end I gave up and just did what I remembered which was Springheel pointed out the lighting ought to be upgraded.

#6 STiFU

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:49 AM

Ah ok. Well it's textures/darkmod/nature/skybox/mountain_sunset (As can be seen on the "What's new in TDM 1.02" article). It's no big deal that you missed it. I was just a tiny bit disappointed at first... But it's all good now! ;)

#7 aidakeeley

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:07 AM

Wow... beautiful skybox there; if you can plug it in and pk4 it up before the masses wake I say go for it!

I've played through and loved the creativity and utilization of many of the excellent aspects of TDM! I played on easy cause I don't like to be told not to KO or kill, but found enough loot for expert.

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Thanks again, Jesps & Fidcal .
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#8 nbohr1more

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:04 AM

Aww cripes! Your front-page is down for me and I cant download before work! :angry:

Must've been a lot of pent-up desire for this one? :laugh:
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#9 SneaksieDave

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:47 AM

@STiFU: It is a really nice skybox, but from this angle at least it needs a lighting fix. The sunset is off to the right in the image, correct? But the moon is lit up and from the left. Not likely unless we have two suns...

Congrats Jesps and Fidcal on finally getting this gem out.

#10 Diego

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:02 AM

Anxious to play! :) But the server is down at the moment.

(I also noticed the moon thing :P it's still a great sky though!)

#11 nbohr1more

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:04 AM

Yeah, I've been trying to remember the URL syntax at bloodgate but I suspect this one hasn't been mirrored yet anyway :(
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#12 Fidcal

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

Here's are the direct links to the mirrors:

http://www.fidcal.co...andoras_box.pk4
http://www.bloodgate...andoras_box.pk4

#13 nbohr1more

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:23 AM

Thanks Fidcal!

(my wife probably won't let me back on the PC after work though... :( )

(There's always middle-of-the-night sneaking back on though...;) )
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#14 Melan

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:33 AM

Not a long mission, but it was very good in both looks and gameplay. There must be a lot I have missed, since I barely made the Expert loot goal; that will have to be remedied later. :ph34r:
Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

#15 STiFU

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:57 AM

@STiFU: It is a really nice skybox, but from this angle at least it needs a lighting fix. The sunset is off to the right in the image, correct? But the moon is lit up and from the left. Not likely unless we have two suns...

Yeah, I posted that in the internal thread of this FM too. The moon needs to be rotated.

#16 Diego

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:01 PM

Fun mission! :) Very unusual, creative and well designed environment. Finished within 30 minutes on the hardest setting. It was difficult but no quickload was necessary, so it's a pretty well balanced mission, IMO.

A few "bugs" I'd like to report:
- The stairs steps seems to be a little higher than the ideal for the AI to climb it naturally.
- Some minor pathfinding problems in the first room (he kept hitting the moveable objects)
- This one may need a spoiler tag:
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#17 Thiefette

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

Thanks Jesps and Fidcal, nice mission.
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#18 Fidcal

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:30 PM

Diego: Mmm... that objective bug I thought was fixed a year ago and I never even tested it recently. Pity - but it's harmless I guess.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:47 AM

Heh. This mission proves it that great complexity is not required for excellence.

I wished there was a better skybox and a good looking nightly ocean far down below..

Overall: Simple yet very entertaining and enjoyable mission.

Many thanks for the authors!
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#20 id3839315

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for this mission ! Very good idea and design but not for players who are scared of heights. :wacko:

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:01 PM

For bringing a bit of The
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are simply cool. It's also interesting to see an Inventor's Guild tie-in.

#22 Mr Lemony Fresh

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 07:19 PM

I'm glad to see a change in the common formula of missions :)

I finished the map in about 15:25 so perhaps a little short, but still fun and free of frustration.

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Good job and good luck Jesps :)

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#23 ECHELON

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

Hi. :)

I just translated this FM into Italian. : D

Here's the link: :D


But I met a big bug with the pandora's box chest (i'm probably out of luck. : D) : i can't open the chest. I tried it with lockpicks, with the capitan key, but nothing.
maybe I'm forgetting to do something. : /

#24 Bikerdude

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:33 AM

Hint: look under the bed, what you find opens the door.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:51 PM

Mmm, the bug was caused by the translated files of the GUI (i'm the GUI italian translator). Now, with the update file, the chest works. ;)

However, small but nice mission.

Edited by ECHELON, 01 August 2011 - 04:52 PM.





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