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Fan Mission: The Accountant 2: New In Town by Goldwell (2016/05/09)


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#151 Goldwell

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

Playing this FM ATM, and really liking it. I wonder, though,

 

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Edit: Nevermind, got it. :D

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#152 chakkman

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:06 AM

Sorry, but, i'm really completely lost.

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

Meh...

 

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Ok, found it... 

 

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Edited by chakkman, 16 May 2017 - 01:02 PM.

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#154 Thiefette

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:06 PM

Finished this up last night, (sorry RL hasn't let me play in awhile) and enjoyed the challenge.

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So thanks for all your hard work, Goldwell and I look forward to more from you.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:13 PM

Thanks for the review Thiefette. I have another mission which is a city mission in the works that I'm hoping to release next month so keep an eye out for it :)

The sequel for the accountant 2 probably won't see release until next year though.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:28 AM

Slightly off topic "Accountant 1: A Noble Home" isn't in the downloader list, I was hoping to play them one after the other.
 
I assume there's some issue with it, anyone know when it's likely to be available again ?
 
Sorry found the right thread, I'll ask there ... well I would but it's locked so I can't

Edited by esme, 04 July 2017 - 08:43 AM.

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#157 Cambridge Spy

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

Slightly off topic "Accountant 1: A Noble Home" isn't in the downloader list, I was hoping to play them one after the other.
 
I assume there's some issue with it, anyone know when it's likely to be available again ?
 
Sorry found the right thread, I'll ask there ... well I would but it's locked so I can't

It's being reworked.


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#158 Goldwell

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 12:04 PM

Slightly off topic "Accountant 1: A Noble Home" isn't in the downloader list, I was hoping to play them one after the other.
 
I assume there's some issue with it, anyone know when it's likely to be available again ?
 
Sorry found the right thread, I'll ask there ... well I would but it's locked so I can't

The story of the accountant story arc changed quite a bit. And so the old version of the first accountant FM didn't represent the story moving forward. What I have planned is to release the reduxed version shortly after my current WIP is released.
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#159 esme

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:29 AM

Thank you

 

Loving Accountant 2 btw

 

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--EDIT--

 

I was starting to wonder how big this mission was very impressive and I learned something

 

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And am I alone in thinking

 

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Is going to be a bad 'un


Edited by esme, 06 July 2017 - 06:01 AM.


#160 Veeall

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:33 PM

I liked it overall but it got a bit ridiculous after a while. I also hated how many dumb references there were, calm down with those. The vault tec lock, keypad code (I admit that one was funny and a well done puzzle but that code has been done to death), the doctor going to Daggerfall, the ayylmao, it all just gets too silly but overall I still liked the mission.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed it overall :)


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#162 Darkriser

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:11 PM

 

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Thanks in advance...


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#163 Goldwell

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:01 PM

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Thanks in advance...

 

 

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#164 Darkriser

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:52 AM

Thanks, no problem...this is definitely not a show-stopper for my progress in the mission, so I can continue.

Your words about Acc3 from the other thread are even more important (and interesting) than this minor issue :-)



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:15 PM

Only few seconds ago I managed to finish this FM.

 

I'll keep it very short - I expected a nice mission (like the beautiful Acc1 or St. Lucia), however I experienced several VERY different missions seamlessly bundled together with a truly captivating story.

The unexpected changes and turns in the story-line kept me tensed up till the very end of the mission.

 

When I start playing a mission (or any other game in general), I'm looking forward to finish it to prove myself how good I am.

While playing this one I changed my objective....and started to enjoy the playing itself, the story and the atmosphere...and actually wasn't pleased at all when I succeeded and finished.

 

I don't know how you are doing this, but you are doing it damn good...

 

 

P.S. After finishing the mission and watching the end titles I could hear the sound denoting the end of mission, however I was left with a dark screen forever.

I had to press ESC and force-quit the mission (from menu).


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:35 PM

Very very perfect mission , cant wait for 3 



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:59 PM

I decided to play this mission on 2.06 beta.

 

I do not play TDM often now. I mostly played missions about six years ago.

I have just played through the Accountant missions, and I must say: for the first time I feel like I have played a real Thief game :D , not just a fan-made mod.

I wonder how you do all of this? <_<  Do you have a job? :huh: a family? :unsure:  Maybe you don't waste time on sleep? :o  Or all the people from "Special Thanks" also worked equally hard on the mission?  ;)

 

Most of the missions I played so far have all the bare gameplay necessities in place, but they rarely even have a briefing.

But this mission is so well-polished! It seems that no area of the game was discarded: there are cutscenes, lots of voice acting, some special models/animation.

There are a lot of interesting stuff to search for, even for a moderate player like me. And this is not even counting secrets, which are also plenty  :laugh:

It returns back the joy of playing Thief! I found a lot of things which are somewhat hidden, but which are not devilishly hard to find (especially if you read everything). Going through a large diverse map, trying not to get lost in it, is also something which reminds Thief in a good sense.

 

Some specific points:

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#168 Goldwell

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:40 PM

I decided to play this mission on 2.06 beta.

 

I do not play TDM often now. I mostly played missions about six years ago.

I have just played through the Accountant missions, and I must say: for the first time I feel like I have played a real Thief game :D , not just a fan-made mod.

I wonder how you do all of this? <_<  Do you have a job? :huh: a family? :unsure:  Maybe you don't waste time on sleep? :o  Or all the people from "Special Thanks" also worked equally hard on the mission?  ;)

 

Most of the missions I played so far have all the bare gameplay necessities in place, but they rarely even have a briefing.

But this mission is so well-polished! It seems that no area of the game was discarded: there are cutscenes, lots of voice acting, some special models/animation.

There are a lot of interesting stuff to search for, even for a moderate player like me. And this is not even counting secrets, which are also plenty  :laugh:

It returns back the joy of playing Thief! I found a lot of things which are somewhat hidden, but which are not devilishly hard to find (especially if you read everything). Going through a large diverse map, trying not to get lost in it, is also something which reminds Thief in a good sense.

 

Some specific points:

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Thanks for the kind words, i'm really happy that you enjoyed it! Now to answer some of these questions.

 

In terms of how my missions are built I create the concepts, story and build all of the levels however the devil is in the details. Among the special thanks people there are coders such as Obsttorte and Grayman who stepped upto help me to either create or bug test scripts of different scenes such as puzzles and game breaking bugs as I am rather helpless with coding, custom animations such as the pipe smoking priest were created by Sotha, Moonbo helped lend his talents to work on the briefing video script, Crowind created the briefing video, I reached out to Epifire to create custom models such as the telescope holder, the leather chair and the cart model in the mine section, other people listed have helped out either through beta testing or providing their time for vocal lines, and the list goes on and on. People who are kind enough to offer their free time to help out helped to make this mission as well. Because without any of them this mission would not have turned out the way it did.

 

I start out all of my missions with a very specific vision and a way I want them to play out and then just build based on that. Considering this mission took me two years to make I don't think that's a complete sacrifice of life haha :)

 

I do not plan on doing this forever but while my passion is here and I still have a couple of stories left in me to tell I will stick around :)

 

As for the spoiler specific points

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#169 stgatilov

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 04:03 AM

Ok, now for the 2.06 beta results.

 

1. I have noticed an issue with mirrors. It is partly reproducible on 2.05 too.

 

2. Water renders incorrectly with FBO, see issue.

 

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4. Did you use any specific skybox or the default one?

In 2.05 I see dark clouds, while in 2.06 beta I see stars, and even the city with windows lit in the distance.

This skybox also applies to the place I wrote about in point 3.

Maybe I see different results because I used noclipping...

 



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:22 AM

Ok, now for the 2.06 beta results.

 

1. I have noticed an issue with mirrors. It is partly reproducible on 2.05 too.

 

2. Water renders incorrectly with FBO, see issue.

 

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4. Did you use any specific skybox or the default one?

In 2.05 I see dark clouds, while in 2.06 beta I see stars, and even the city with windows lit in the distance.

This skybox also applies to the place I wrote about in point 3.

Maybe I see different results because I used noclipping...

 

 

Those things must have broken since 2.03 then. Because that scene where you can see inside the tower looked like this upon release:

 

https://youtu.be/hixtBrkUSAw?t=29m28s

 

Also in the accountant 2 the skyboxes change depending on where you are in the map, they use a trigger system to do this at certain choke points where the player must pass through. So if you noclip or notarget through any part of the map you will break them.


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#171 CountMorillonite

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:35 AM

Pagan Orb
 
So I found the orb and carefully (I think) carried it to the pot and placed it in. Nothing happened. I don't think I broke it but how would you know ? So instead I went searching for fuscosious fruit and plerkernikus gas to place in the pot first, but I'm thinking it's already in there. Can't find those ingredients.
 

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Combination
 
The hint must be in a readable somewhere, The combination probably opened the glass encasements in that particular room. Problem is, some readables are in my inventory, but others aren't. Any help ?
 
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But I have found 6 / 8 secrets so far, so I'm not totally inept.
 
Update....now have 7 / 8 secrets


Edited by CountMorillonite, 28 December 2017 - 03:28 PM.


#172 Goldwell

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

Pagan Orb
 
So I found the orb and carefully (I think) carried it to the pot and placed it in. Nothing happened. I don't think I broke it but how would you know ? So instead I went searching for fuscosious fruit and plerkernikus gas to place in the pot first, but I'm thinking it's already in there. Can't find those ingredients.
 

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Combination
 
The hint must be in a readable somewhere, The combination probably opened the glass encasements in that particular room. Problem is, some readables are in my inventory, but others aren't. Any help ?
 
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But I have found 6 / 8 secrets so far, so I'm not totally inept.
 
Update....now have 7 / 8 secrets


The orb being broken is something I've never understood because how it works is that there is a special entity attached to the orb in the editor that is invisible. It is right on the entity and it is binded to it, when that entity touches a trigger inside the pot it activates and causes the sequences to go down as they're meant to.

There's no way of me to tell if that entity has detached from the orb, infact I'm not even sure why it happens. However I need to update this mission in 2.06 anyway so I will change that scene so that the player just picks up the orb as an inventory item. The reason why I didn't do that originally was because I wanted a bit of challenge to the player to bring the orb over and as it was an optional objective I guess it didn't get tested as much as it should.

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#173 CountMorillonite

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:26 AM

Unanticipated ending, and like the other mission, I can't go back to try to find the missing secret. Is there a list somewhere ?



#174 Goldwell

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:30 AM

Unanticipated ending, and like the other mission, I can't go back to try to find the missing secret. Is there a list somewhere ?

 

 

http://forums.thedar...e-5#entry392374


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#175 CountMorillonite

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:45 AM

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The secret I missed was Secret #3 on your list.


Edited by CountMorillonite, 30 December 2017 - 12:52 AM.





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