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Fan Mission: Volta II - Cauldron of the Gods by Kingsal (11/30/17) UPDATE: v2.0

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#76 kingsal

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:31 PM

acolyte6- In response to your other question:

 

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#77 NeonsStyle

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

I finished your mission yesterday and loved it. It was such a great throw back, and felt so nostalgic. I loved the beasties,

and the dialect was awesome. Thanks so much for it. :D


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#78 sittingduck71

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:27 AM

Thank you for this mission, fantastic DP atmosphere!

 

I still think I may have heard a Burrick at one point!?  :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#79 raymeld

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:14 PM

Sorry , don't know how to do a spoiler on this tablet.
Great mission as folks say but I've been seemingly everywhere and killed all the ratmen I can find , and can't find the objective.
If anyone could give a simple clue to save my sanity I'd be grateful!

#80 CarltonTroisi

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

Sorry , don't know how to do a spoiler on this tablet.
Great mission as folks say but I've been seemingly everywhere and killed all the ratmen I can find , and can't find the objective.
If anyone could give a simple clue to save my sanity I'd be grateful!

 

You're saying there's another objective besides getting Bellero back to the city!?

 

(I also got the loot objective after grabbing enough booty)



#81 kingsal

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:35 PM

Sorry , don't know how to do a spoiler on this tablet.
Great mission as folks say but I've been seemingly everywhere and killed all the ratmen I can find , and can't find the objective.
If anyone could give a simple clue to save my sanity I'd be grateful!

 

Hey raymeld, here is a hint for the objective:

Spoiler

 

Once you get past that part and need an additional hint:

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#82 Ryan101

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:52 PM

A mind bendingly awesome FM. One thing is bothering me, though...

 

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#83 raymeld

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:56 AM

Thank you kingsal!I'ts a fact I'm not great at completing these missions but I still enjoy playing after all these years!
Wonderful mission , but my fingers were getting keyboard numbness after wandering round for hours!

#84 esme

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:05 AM

A mind bendingly awesome FM. One thing is bothering me, though...

 

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Edited by esme, 22 December 2017 - 08:06 AM.


#85 raymeld

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:03 PM

Sorry to bother you again Kingsal. Back on main computer so can add spoiler!

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Am I close?



#86 kingsal

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:38 PM

Sorry to bother you again Kingsal. Back on main computer so can add spoiler!

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Am I close?

 

Ah, okay..

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#87 raymeld

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:24 PM

Ah, thanks. I was that close the first time , must have turned the wrong way up top , easy for me to do with such a wonderful vista to explore.
At least my compass work was o.k second time round!
What a great mission.Shades of the Lost City without the lava.Thanks for a great experience.Definitely replayable if only to stalk the ratmen with my bow and arrows!

Edited by raymeld, 22 December 2017 - 05:26 PM.

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#88 CarltonTroisi

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 02:22 PM

Ah, thanks. I was that close the first time , must have turned the wrong way up top , easy for me to do with such a wonderful vista to explore.
At least my compass work was o.k second time round!
What a great mission.Shades of the Lost City without the lava.Thanks for a great experience.Definitely replayable if only to stalk the ratmen with my bow and arrows!

 

I don't know if it was just me, but it seemed even a well-placed arrow to the head wasn't good enough to take them down; I'd usually need a second shot, by which time the stealth score went way up.  (I ended up with an embarrassing score.)  Maybe my aim was a little off, or the ratmen were already on alert?



#89 kingsal

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 02:51 PM

 

I don't know if it was just me, but it seemed even a well-placed arrow to the head wasn't good enough to take them down; I'd usually need a second shot, by which time the stealth score went way up.  (I ended up with an embarrassing score.)  Maybe my aim was a little off, or the ratmen were already on alert?

 

Spoiler


Edited by kingsal, 23 December 2017 - 02:51 PM.

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#90 CarltonTroisi

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:38 PM

Sounds like a good idea.  Great mission, btw!  Nothing beats a grand adventure underground.

 

Do you hope to make this into a full campaign?


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#91 Tarhiel

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

Just about finished this mission - this is absolutely gorgeous mission with such an attention to detail!

 

So much of the props + rock textures must have been made especially for this mission!

And the atmosphere of the whole place - I loved the design

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Can somebody post where all the secrets were?

i was able to find 5 out of 7.

 

I think at least one more might be in the 

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Edited by Tarhiel, 01 January 2018 - 08:29 PM.


#92 kingsal

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:26 PM

Hey Tarhiel, 

 

Here is a list of all the secrets in the level:

 

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Edited by kingsal, 03 January 2018 - 01:53 PM.

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#93 CountMorillonite

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:16 PM

Hey Tarhiel, 

 

Here is a list of all the secrets in the level:

 

Spoiler

 

I spent a long time playing this mission. Mostly to familiarize myself to the terrain. I was well into it before realizing that there were secrets, and 7 of them !! I got 2 on my own and had to rely on your list for the other 5. The two I got on my own were #2 & #7 on your list. 

 

Apparently, there were 3 "Ritual Offering??" side quests. One in the church, one near a waterfall, and one at Secret #1 ( though only a pedestal was situated there, no statue to give instructions). Did I miss a readable about these side missions? It would be easy to miss this as it's not in the Objectives.

 

I was shocked that I got as much as 1734/1942. It's extremely hard to be thorough in this mission. And a loot list would be too difficult to itemize so I won't ask for one. I'm quite happy with my tally.

 

None of these are complaints. I loved the mission and will play it many times in the future. 

 

Thx for your missions.


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#94 Mr Mike

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

I've not tried TDM for a long time (mostly because the lack of any reverb in the audio made everything feel so flat when compared with the original Thief) but I'm itching to try this mission out. Is 2.06 to be released imminently or should I just try this out now? (Not even sure old missions will support any sort of default reverb)

#95 kingsal

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

I've not tried TDM for a long time (mostly because the lack of any reverb in the audio made everything feel so flat when compared with the original Thief) but I'm itching to try this mission out. Is 2.06 to be released imminently or should I just try this out now? (Not even sure old missions will support any sort of default reverb)

Hey Mr Mike- This mission does have EAX set-up. You might have to jump through some hoops to get darkmod to work with EAX. Here is a good way to do it. 


Edited by kingsal, 17 January 2018 - 06:11 PM.

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#96 Judith

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:35 AM

Or you could just try it with current 2.06 beta. It was stable enough for the mission to be playable in beta testing stage, and it supports EFX from the get-go.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

Or you could just try it with current 2.06 beta. It was stable enough for the mission to be playable in beta testing stage, and it supports EFX from the get-go.

I'm still running 2.05 and EAX 4.0 HD is offered under the Settings menu as either "off" or "on". I have it turned on, so it looks like I don't have to install anything extra. Or is there a special EAX, updated from 4.0 HD that I need ?



#98 Judith

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

Depends on your sound card and OS. I don't have a Creative card anymore, and the EFX is the software solution, so it works with any sound card. EAX works only with Creative cards and on windows 7 it requires Creative ALchemy to work.



#99 CountMorillonite

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

Depends on your sound card and OS. I don't have a Creative card anymore, and the EFX is the software solution, so it works with any sound card. EAX works only with Creative cards and on windows 7 it requires Creative ALchemy to work.

Does that mean that the EAX option in the settings menu is always there and can be turned on or off, but will not work depending on what the OS and Sound Card is?

 

In my case, I'm using Windows10 Home, and rely on NVIDIA for audio.



#100 Judith

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:12 AM

It might be so. If you don't hear enhanced audio, like in the video below, then it doesn't work.

 

 

It will work in 2.06, regardless of your audio solution. Note that not many missions have EFX set up. You can open PK4 packages with programs like 7-Zip, if you see a folder named "efxs", then it supports enhanced audio.







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