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Fan Mission: Sir Taffsalot's Sword (by grayman) (2018/3/18)


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#1 grayman

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:59 PM

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Announcing the release of Sir Taffsalot's Sword.
 
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Summary
 
This is my tribute to Sir Taffsalot (Gary Pugh), whom we recently lost. He was a valuable contributor in mission creation, beta testing, and idea contribution.
 
You are tasked with recovering Sir Taffsalot's ceremonial sword, which has been stolen from him and spirited away to the mansion of one Lord Asher. While dealing with (or avoiding) Asher's guards, you need to find the sword and a couple special objects related to Sir Taffsalot. Since Asher isn't a nice fellow, there is (of course) the need to also find evidence he is up to no good.
 
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You can obtain a copy through the in-game downloader. It requires 2.05 or later.
 
Build Time
 
Roughly three weeks to build and three weeks to beta test. Thanks to my testers Amadeus, Bikerdude, and Epifire.
 
I18N
 
Initially, this mission is not ready for translation. As soon as I'm certain there are no killer problems, I'll produce an I18N-ready version.
 
Enjoy!


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#2 Goldwell

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:06 PM

Congrats on the release!

 

I have created an FM page for you and uploaded the mission to the official servers. If you want any changes just drop me a PM and i'll make them for you.

 

P.s. I thought it was 2018 :P


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#3 grayman

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:10 PM

Congrats on the release!

 

I have created an FM page for you and uploaded the mission to the official servers. If you want any changes just drop me a PM and i'll make them for you.

 

P.s. I thought it was 2018 :P

 

Thanks! 



#4 Destined

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:02 AM

A very nice idea! If you need a translater for a German version, you can count me in.



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 06:11 AM

WOW!


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#6 AluminumHaste

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:14 AM

That's awesome Grayman, what a nice tribute!


I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:50 AM

Sir Taff passed away? Damn. I Didn't know.. Sad times. My condolences.

What a Beautiful Idea to make a mission tribute for him, grayman!

Farewell, Sir Taffsalot. Thanks for being here with us.
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#8 kano

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:25 PM

Thanks Grayman, looks awesome. Kind of like a spiritual successor to Knightan Manor, a mission I love because of the tried and true (when it comes to mansion missions) nonlinear design and various ways to get around.

 

I'll try it out tonight; playing TDM during the day time just feels wrong.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:37 PM

Really a very nice idea. Congrats on the release.


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#10 lowenz

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:54 PM

Thanks Grayman, looks awesome. Kind of like a spiritual successor to Knightan Manor, a mission I love because of the tried and true (when it comes to mansion missions) nonlinear design and various ways to get around.

 

I'll try it out tonight; playing TDM during the day time just feels wrong.

You're so right :D


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:09 PM

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Edited by Atomica, 01 August 2018 - 11:36 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 04:03 PM

I love the idea! My condolences for Sir Taffsalot - I am sure he would had loved this FM!


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#13 Bienie

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 04:34 PM

Whoa, that's a very nice gesture Grayman. I will definitely give this mission a spin during the week. R.I.P Gary.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:17 AM

Sir Taff passed away? Damn. I Didn't know.. Sad times. My condolences.

What a Beautiful Idea to make a mission tribute for him, grayman!

Farewell, Sir Taffsalot. Thanks for being here with us.

There's a thread here maybe it should be pinned ?

#15 Judith

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:43 AM

That's a nice idea for a tribute. It's impressive, given it was built in just 3 weeks. Technically it's also pretty sound, I had no problems with framerate. If I had any problems with this mission, it was lack of variety between mansion floors and rooms. But that would definitely take more than 3 weeks to build.



#16 Petike the Taffer

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:24 AM

Definitely going to play this one as soon as I'll have time. :-)



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:28 AM

Thank you.  This is a nice tribute.  Playing on Expert, I had a crash to desktop after the final dedicatory message when the mission stats screen should have loaded, but that may be my installation.  I get intermittent CTDs when making manual saves too.

 

PS it might be an idea to put a post about this FM on ttlg.com as well.


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:12 PM

A nice and easy mansion mission with enough stealable paintings.



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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:57 AM

That was a really enjoyable mission, the visual atmosphere was fantastic. Took me 33 minutes to finish on expert with all loot found (a rarity for me) and all extra objectives completed.

 

Spoiler

 

What a lovely way to show homage to Sir Taffsalot may he rest in peace.

 

Thanks for this mission Grayman!


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#20 grayman

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:18 AM

Thanks to everyone who's played (so far)!



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 06:22 AM

What a lovely tribute mission.
Can't find the sword which stops me completing it , but never mind , I've enjoyed the scenery!
Can't do spoilers on this tablet but think I've found enough stuff to find it if someone can give a slight clue.I suspect this is a very straightforward mission but I can't seem to mimic those who say they completed it in thirty odd minutes.I seem to have been wandering for hours avoiding guards.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:06 AM

@raymeld:

 

Thanks for playing.

 

First hint re: sword ...

Spoiler

 

Second hint ...

Spoiler

 

Third hint ...

Spoiler

 

Fourth hint ...

Spoiler

 



#23 raymeld

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:18 AM

Ah grayman , I was on the track but not quite there and wandered aimlessly for an houe avoiding guards in the process!
Have had a lot of fun though.
A beautiful way to pay tribute to Sir T.Thank you!

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:50 AM

P.s Finished it in double quick time.Feel a fool because what I'd done was pressed that pesky button twice with obvious result , silly me.I'd actually done everything to finish apart from that silly mistake.Thanks again.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 04:32 PM

What a cool tribute to Sir Taffsalot! I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the mansion, which was as "painterly" as the task itself - lit up just right to be gloomy and challenging. This is an excellent use of the architectural modules. I am not entirely a fan of the guarded loot mechanic, but i stuck with it, and although I had to brute force a few places with KOs (including the entire upper floor!), I walked away with most of the stuff in the mansion. It was good how the place felt alive even at this late time of the night, and how you brought a sense of "reality" to it.

 

Thank you!


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