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Offline BentonGrey

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DCUG: Under Construction
« on: March 19, 2010, 04:39:56 PM »
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Or just back from hiatus.  I know many people got the impression that I had given up on this thing, despite me constantly saying that I had taken a break on it, but that is the nature of the Information Age.  We have limitless info at our fingertips, but we don't have the time to take it all in. :P  Anyway, I've been quietly plugging away at this when the mood takes me, and I even somehow managed to talk the master of EZScript into helping me troubleshoot the old girl.  However, I haven't heard from him in a long time, and there are still a few buggy missions left.  I'm debating simply releasing it unfinished, as I'm, quite honestly, tired of it.  I don't know when I might be able to get everything working, and the three campaigns still work, as well as the beginnings of a handful of others.  The fourth full campaign (incorporated into the JLA story) is MOSTLY working, except, as I said, for the last few missions.  I'd really like for this to see the light of day, but at this point I just don't know that it will ever be finished.  What do we think?  If I had unlimited time, I'd go back and rebalance everything, but I'm just too tired to even attempt such a massive undertaking.


Alright.  I have uploaded the mod as it stands.  There are a number of issues, most notably the final campaign being partially buggy and still unfinished.  Also, the removal of certain art elements have left gaps.  I'm aware that they exist, but I haven't had the energy or the will to track them down and fill them with replacements.  If someone wants to make a list of which characters are effected and cares to find replacements, I'll update the mod with them, otherwise it's something we'll have to live with until I get around to messing with this again some day. 

Still, the mod includes the original three campaigns, plus the beginnings of Aquaman and Question campaigns, and the first two thirds of a JLA/JSA crossover incorporated into the end of JLA.

You can get it here:
http://bentongrey.wordpress.com/mods/

(By the way, it's also a couple gigs smaller than it used to be.  I cut down a lot of dead weight a while back.)
« Last Edit: June 05, 2021, 01:45:02 PM by BentonGrey »
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 04:47:51 PM »
I can speak only by myself, but I really want to play this mod, so... Unfinished Mod is a lot better than no mod. Bring it on! :thumbup:

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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 05:33:07 PM »
I've been following your mod for a long time, and i never believed you had given up on it. I just really, really had faith that some day out of nowhere you would arrive on your white horse (or seahorse) with your finished mod to amaze us.
Apparently that day is today (well, close enough)
From what i understand, the content of the mod is almost "over", and if you lack the time and/or motivation to finish debugging a few mission in the fourth campaign, i'm pretty sure nobody will mind.
I'd like to say that i have the earlier removed-in-one-night version, and your few mission (white martian mission mostly) were really good, so if you already have three working campaign, that would be great to be able to play them.
Also, the motivating/debugging might be easier if you have feedback from people playing your mod, and it could be used (as i believed it was intended before) as a sandbox for other EZscript afficionados.So maybe in a year or two you'll be able to re-release it with your old missions fixed, a new campaign of your own, and why not a few campaign made by creator taking place in the DCUG? (a man can dream...)

So hell yeah, if you're willing to show us your work, i'll gladly have an unfinished mod over no mod too.

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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 07:17:27 PM »
Since PCT is said to be close to finished maybe I should help out with DCUG instead.
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 11:32:57 PM »
You want to know the secret reason I have been waiting for this mod? The lovingly made DC hero files... I'm not a DC expert but I'm starting to get into the universe more and more. This would solve all my DC related problems overnight. Yeah, I know it is dc according to you, but I trust you except for the reality warping, 600 damage dealing Aquaman.

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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 11:46:53 PM »
You want to know the secret reason I have been waiting for this mod? The lovingly made DC hero files... I'm not a DC expert but I'm starting to get into the universe more and more. This would solve all my DC related problems overnight. Yeah, I know it is dc according to you, but I trust you except for the reality warping, 600 damage dealing Aquaman.

Don't be silly...he only deals 550 damage per punch....Thanks Lu, that's actually really encouraging to hear.  That was why I started all of this in the first place, to give people an intro into FF, but also into all the hidden corners of the DCU. 

YL, I think I may release it, and then if you want to help me figure stuff out after the fact, you're welcome to.
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 11:59:44 PM »
My EZScript know-how is not so good as yours, Benton, but count me on if there is any way I can help.

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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010, 02:18:55 PM »
Even though it's not complete, you might as well release it. In fact, it would be the reason for me to reinstall FF2 after my old laptop died. (<_<) My advice? Release what you have, and if you ever work on it again, you can always rerelease it when you have it truly finished. It's what a lot of freeware games do, and it works. :)
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2010, 02:39:28 AM »
Well, I've decided to release it, but I have a very important request to make!  Apparently, I shuffled files around at some point, and I lost my Question, Brave and Bold, and Green Arrow missions!  Does anyone have an early version of the DCUG?  If you've got those missions and story files, it would be a huge help.  I really hope I haven't lost those forever, because I doubt I could ever really recreate them!  Please, someone tell me that you've got this lying around somewhere.  I really don't want to have lost these.
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010, 03:44:53 PM »

edit: of wait, i hadn't seen the cross post discussion i move the message there
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010, 10:13:56 PM »
This is brilliant news, Benton.
All the work you've put in for this deserves to see the light of day.
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 10:22:26 PM »
Thanks Dr. Mike, as before, your support (and perhaps even more importantly, your interest) means more than I can easily express.
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Re: DCUG...From Beyond the GRAVE!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2010, 04:42:27 PM »
So, I'll be releasing this soon.  I'm going to regenerate the language files and update the readme tonight.  I think that's pretty much all I have the energy to do.

:EDIT: Uploading.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 02:18:15 PM by BentonGrey »
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2010, 04:40:41 PM »
DONE!
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2010, 06:55:57 PM »
Great! So now you can pitch in on the Crossover Classic.  :P
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2010, 07:42:47 PM »
Great! So now you can pitch in on the Crossover Classic.  :P

You might be able to talk me into doing a mission. :)
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2010, 08:01:28 PM »
Ugh, I wish I was at home and not in some office. Soon enough I guess, maybe I should use remote login to start downloading it.

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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2010, 08:27:15 PM »
That made me smile, Lu.  Thanks.
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2010, 09:30:29 PM »
that's a very good news! being a JSA fan, i'm really dying to play all those new storylines
but apparently i'm gonna have to wait for at least 3 hours and a half before download is finished :wacko:

as soon as i have a chance to play it, i'll be sure sur to let you know how much it blew my mind

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2010, 10:45:37 PM »
I'll have to skip some sleep hours...
Thanks, Benton! I know I'm not the only relative newcomer looking forward to play your Mod.

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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2010, 10:48:19 PM »
Alright! I've been dying to play this.

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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2010, 12:15:20 AM »
Unfortunately, I've having problems with the downloads. I was was able to get the first two parts, and was able to start downloading parts 3&4, but then a phonecall caused the internet to shortly stop, (this happens to me quite a bit,) and thus the downloads stopped as well. Now, when I try to redownload the files, the Mediafire page reloads, and when I use 'Save As', all I get is 4.6 Kb's. Does anyone have any ideas as to what's wrong? Personally, I think the files should be uploaded to a Mirror, such as Mega-Upload, in case Mediafire isn't working right, like in my case.

EDIT: Interesting...Apparently, this only applies to parts 3&4. I was able to start download parts 5&6 no problem. It is possible that Mediafire thinks I'm still downloading parts 3&4? (Similar thing happened with Megaupload once, so that's why I'm asking.)
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2010, 04:03:32 AM »
Congrats for the release, Benton!
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2010, 12:06:21 PM »
Is there a specific way to merge the archives? I was trying to do the generic "drag and drop out of one, the rest will follow" that I do when I download something in chunks but it keeps giving me some error. Has anyone installed this mod succesfully?

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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2010, 12:29:59 PM »
Check the readme, Lu.  You need to use a .zip program, in which you select the merge option.  I use 7-Zip.  With that program, you select all of the files at the same time, then simply right click and choose "extract."  It will then combine it into a single .zip file.

Kk, I don't know what might be up with it.  Mediafire is occasionally a bit odd, and I imagine that the demand isn't helping much.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2010, 12:31:45 PM by BentonGrey »
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2010, 12:45:27 PM »
Check the readme, Lu.  You need to use a .zip program, in which you select the merge option.  I use 7-Zip.  With that program, you select all of the files at the same time, then simply right click and choose "extract."  It will then combine it into a single .zip file.

Kk, I don't know what might be up with it.  Mediafire is occasionally a bit odd, and I imagine that the demand isn't helping much.

Nevermind that, got the files. Will play later today. :cool:
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Re: DCUG...RELEASED!
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2010, 01:44:04 PM »
I've used Winrar, Winzip, and 7-zip and get error messages with every program.  I 've redownloaded all the files and still get the same errors.

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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2010, 02:13:52 PM »
I've used Winrar, Winzip, and 7-zip and get error messages with every program.  I 've redownloaded all the files and still get the same errors.

Yeah, I was using winrar since that is my favorite. One might be corrupt although we might want to hear from a couple more people before anyone makes you re-upload a whole gig of files.

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« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2010, 02:15:47 PM »
I couldn't get Win Rar to unpack it. 7-zip though gave me no problems.

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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2010, 03:18:23 PM »
I couldn't get Win Rar to unpack it. 7-zip though gave me no problems.

Brilliant! I'll give it a stab when I get home. I've got an hour between one census location and another so I should post by 2 pm if it worked for me.