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Offline Voyager7456

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« on: July 29, 2005, 03:28:23 PM »
Hello, my name's Voyager7456. Moo.

I love Outpost 2, it's the first RTS I ever played. I was very shocked when I found out that there were still other people that played it too. A whole forum! :o

Needless to say, I'm thrilled.

I see that there's an Outpost 2 programming forum. I'm a modder, and I've always wondered if it was possible to mod Outpost 2. I'll have to check this out...  ;)

When registering, I noticed there was a "Your favorite Outpost game" field. And inside, there were two games I've never heard of, Outpost 3: The Final Chapter, and Outpost: MIA. Could someone tell me what that's about? I'd love to find out more! :)

Finally, on a sadder note, as soon as I saw this site, I noticed there was a Outpost 2 Graphics Utility... thing. When I run it, I get an error: "Error loading PRT data"... what's wrong?

Well, this rather long welcome post is over. Hope to see you guys around. :D

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Offline Hooman

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2005, 03:53:00 PM »
Hello. Welcome.

The other Outpost games are fan made games and aren't finished yet. You can find sections on the forums about these.

The OP2_ART.PRT file is stored in Maps.vol. It has to be extracted first before the art viewers can read it. You can try looking through the file forum for the ReVOLver program used to extract it.

And if you're interested in modding the game, there lots you can do. One of the most basic things we need more of is extra levels. There's an SDK for download that will help with writing them, but you'll need a C++ compiler to get things working. The way Outpost2 was written probably makes it somewhat harder to mod, but you can also do a lot more, and it's a lot more fun to mod than most games.
 

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2005, 03:57:13 PM »
Welcome to the Outpost Universe Voyager7456.

The Final Chapter and Outpost: MIA are fan-made Outpost games, but are not yet finished. There are other fan-made games which are not finish either, but hopefully some day.

the art-viewer needs op2_art.prt which can be extraacted from one of the .vol files (maps.vol afair) using the volextractor.

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 04:16:43 PM »
Welcome!

atm, no projects are active. mia is postponed due to computer problems, and the other op3s just died.... oh, and be sure to come on irc, and we can give you the link to dl the compiler.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2005, 01:26:39 AM »
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atm, no projects are active.
>Thanks for that support, Joe !

Hey welcome, Voyager.
Stay around. Get on IRC, chat with us, and be active on the forum.. that's all i can say. As for the outpost game-list: one more will be added soon enough: Renegades (or so i hope..  :P)
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Offline Voyager7456

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2005, 06:51:25 AM »
Hey guys, thanks for the welcome.

I downloaded the Outpost 2 SDK, took a look at it... seems very interesting, certainly far different from the type of modding I'm used to.

I'll have to experiment with it...

EDIT: Oh yes, I had a question... for some reason, my Outpost 2 will not let me select the radio buttons... (Can't choose easy, medium or hard, Plymouth or Eden, etc...). Does this have something to do with the installation of the update?  :unsure:  
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Offline zigzagjoe

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2005, 08:22:41 AM »
No, thats just windows Xp being....windows.

Right click on the desktop, go to properties, select the 'Appearance' tab, click on the 'Effects' button, then deselect 'Hide underlined letters for keyboard navagation unit'l i press the Alt key'. Then click Ok, and Ok again. Fixed :)

Offline Eddy-B

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2005, 10:06:59 AM »
In other words:   ...another quirck in windows XP...
gawd im happy with my 98SE (not that i really enjoy using it, but hey.. in lack of a better version of windows... maybe i ought to write my own OS someday :P )
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2005, 11:00:59 AM »
Or you can just go with the simpler solution of hitting Alt. That should make the selection show up. At any rate, just clicking will still select, you just can't see it until you hit Alt, or go through those steps mentioned above.
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2005, 11:07:22 AM »
Thanks again. :)
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2005, 06:43:31 PM »
Welcome

Make sure you stop by IRC!!

http://www.outpostuniverse.net/irc.php

Make sure you use OPUIRC, the NNScript has some bug in it.
!!!YAY!!!

Offline Leviathan

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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2005, 07:20:30 AM »
Welcome, were also thrilled you have found us. I hope you stay around and also get into moding.

OP2 is the best!

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2005, 10:00:40 AM »
welcome to the forum and all that jazz
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2005, 06:37:54 PM »
Hi ya and Welcome :). It's always great to see new (or old :P ) players in the Outpost Universe Forums.
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2005, 11:07:24 AM »
Welcome. Why doesn't anyone mention Hamachi around here? Yeah, it's a network system that you use to play mp op2. It's free, too.

http://hamachi.cc/
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