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Fan Mission #80: A Noble Home (The Accountant Prologue) by Goldwell & Bikerdude (2014/03/14)

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#1 Goldwell

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

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A recent bad experience has left you with an urgent need to leave the city.
You received an offer from a fence who has a way to smuggle you out, but you've got to do to a job for him first.
Tonight you will be meeting him in the sewers to find out more details.




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The Accountant: Part 1 - A Noble Home (prologue)
By Goldwell & Bikerdude


CREDITS
Many thanks to everyone on the TDM forum you guys are amazing and without your help this map would not be finished!

Special Thanks:
Dominus for the splash screen
Sotha for the rain optimizations
Aryx for the night time window effects
Arcturus for the water droplets
Moonbo for script revision
Deadlove for reverb effects to audio
Bikerdude for blinging things up!
Crowind for creating the intro video

Betatesters: Airship Ballet, Deadlove, Bikerdude

Voice Actors: Goldwell

Music: Whispers of sorrow by Bluedark

Sound effects from Freesound.org: D W (136971), axiyee (79078)
Tristan (18413), cubicApocalypse (195507), stk13 (121329)
Jovica (82938), mwirth (137174), knova (169668)
PatrickLieberkind (213083), ninebilly (173014)
acclivity (32839), baryy (163418)
jorickhoofd (160048), sangtao (189664)
Bubbling cauldron - Mike Koenig





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Filesize: 22.4 mb


Edited by Goldwell, 24 April 2016 - 03:33 AM.

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#2 Airship Ballet

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

Grats on the release ^_^
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#3 Oldjim

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

Actually all you need to do is put the file in the fms folder and the program creates the folder and puts it in it

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:01 PM

Congrats on the release of your first mission Goldwell!
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#5 Loa4ever

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:24 PM

Grz on the release, I will try this out :)
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:58 PM

Very impressive voice in entertainment...Remembers arrives from TDP first mission %).. Was great time and involvement to thief atmosphere....
Of course, grats on release ;)

Edited by XendroX, 14 March 2014 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:59 PM

That has got to be the prettiest OP I've ever seen on this or any other forum.

Created Fm page and uploaded to the official mirrors.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:23 PM

Impressive! Congratulations on your first mission - even if relatively short, it was solidly executed and packed with a surprising amount of good stuff. The rain effects are to die for (ripples? rain on glass? wow!), and the details, while not overwrought, are just neat. It is a believable, well-grounded story and setting. I expect very good things from the sequels - and may we see them soon enough!

I also got a stealth core of one (1), which is much better than I usually do. :)
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

Awesome, gonna play in a few hours :)

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

A truly excellent first mission
Completed on the hardest setting with only 70 loot missed and all objectives achieved
The hardest part was at the start working out how to get into the mansion without being seen - that took several reloads before I sorted it out
Once inside it was relatively straight forward but I did need to listen at the doors before opening them to avoid getting caught
I didn't use any of the arrows

Edited by Oldjim, 14 March 2014 - 05:31 PM.

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#11 Bikerdude

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:53 PM

@GW, you should post this over on ttlg.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

Congrats guys, can't wait to try it!

Just wanted to point out:

Create a folder in your “\darkmod\fms\” directory called “anh” and place the file below anh.pk4 inside.


It is not necessary to create a folder. Just put the pk4 file in the fms\ directory. When you start TDM and go to New Missions, it will detect a new mission and create all the proper folders and move the pk4 inside.
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I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

#13 New Horizon

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

Hope it's ok, but i recreated a partial copy of the announcement on TTLG and linked it to this thread.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:13 PM

Bikerdude, is there any TDM mission out there where you didn't at lease take some part in creating? ;)
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#15 Bikerdude

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 06:22 PM

@7upman, its all for the love of the mod young man ^_^

#16 Goldwell

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Hope it's ok, but i recreated a partial copy of the announcement on TTLG and linked it to this thread.


Of course that's no problem :)

I have updated the first post to add that it's now available in the in-game downloader and I've updated the manual installation instructions.

Thanks for uploading to the official mirrors Bikerdude.

I'm glad you're all enjoying the first mission of the accountant series everyone :)

Edited by Goldwell, 14 March 2014 - 08:38 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

So sad ...

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

So sad ...

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The Accountant Series
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

Spoiler


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The Accountant Series
Part 1: Thieves and Heirs | Part 2: New In town


Lord Edgar Trilogy
Lord Edgar's Bathhouse
 
Stand Alone Missions
Spring Cleaning


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:02 AM

I really wish you guys would upload these files to a decent file hosting services like drop box or Google drive. These zippy (lol) servers are horrendously slow, getting 42KB/s, no down to 20 KB/s.

I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

#22 Goldwell

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:08 AM

I really wish you guys would upload these files to a decent file hosting services like drop box or Google drive. These zippy (lol) servers are horrendously slow, getting 42KB/s, no down to 20 KB/s.


It's also available in the in-game downloader. I tend to get 4-5 mb/s on zippyshare so I don't know whats going on there!

edit: yeah I just tried to download from that link and I got 4.3 mb/s the whole way

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Edited by Goldwell, 15 March 2014 - 02:15 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 02:45 AM

Don't add key to guard - hardcore must be hardcore %) Else have 3-4 reloads while can say "Inside at last" %)

It's maybe moment, that I like to only listen for the lockpicking and there is rain, that really make hard to concentrate on lock sound ))
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:06 AM

Nice short ~20-30min mission. Visuals were great. Storytelling was there and adequate. I liked the Garrett reference by the fence.

Where it falls short is I guess the mansion was really small and more of just a larger than average house, and there was only one point of entry. I didn't have any problems opening that way and getting in without being spotted but that being the only way was a bit disappointing. Guard patrols were the strength of the mission, well done and I liked that you set them up to notice certain doors were open and investigate. Every objective or key or well-hidden loot or whatnot was hinted at with the exception of the non-loot value objective itself which stumped me for a couple minutes because I didn't keep it simple and am used to authors (usually for T2) hiding switches for that kind of thing in overly hard to spot places. I laughed when I found it because I had been looking in all sorts of more elaborate hiding places for it.
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:23 AM

Interesting that there is an alternative method of getting into the house as I didn't try any of the doors in the street but
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I wonder if the alternative way is where the loot I didn't get is - must go back and check





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