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Offline Earthquake

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Can not download Colonygame "The mission"
« on: August 12, 2023, 11:50:19 AM »
Hi OP2 fans
i am agreat fan of this game and like playing it. have to play it on a second pc without net because my firewall view s it as a problem so i can only play singleplayer games
but one game i want to play but can not get is "the Mission" which was uploaded by leviatan. When i click on the link i get "site was not found" as answer. i belive it must be my pc because another member downloaded "outcaster starship" which was also uploaded by leviatan. Can anyone help me get this colonygame? I am able to beat all Missions so far and like to try new ones. Are there also any new Missions planned? Looks to me as there is no more progress for opu for a while as of late.
Still i think it is great that this game still exits after so long. Keep up the good work

Offline Sirbomber

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Re: Can not download Colonygame "The mission"
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2023, 02:10:22 PM »
The forums don't see a lot of activity because we're mostly active on Discord these days (you should hop on, we'd love to have you!).  Work is still being done on the game and on new missions (mostly multiplayer/co-op), but people have other responsibilities that get in the way, so unfortunately things don't happen as quickly as we may like.  If you'd like to learn how to make your own missions, hop on Discord and drop me a line, I can help you get started (or you can read these ancient tutorials I wrote).

Anyways, for this specific mission, it's not just you, the link in that thread is dead.  I think this mission may be lost to time.
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Offline Earthquake

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Re: Can not download Colonygame "The mission"
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2023, 02:51:37 AM »
Thanks you for the answer. I will think about it.
As for the mission i had a feeling that the link is dead but when "Commander" asked about "Outcaster starship" doesn`t work he said he downloaded it from the specific site so i tryed again to get
"the mission". So he downloaded that one from a dead link? And this was only at the and of last year. O well not the and of the world. As for time i get it. I read the comments on this site so i get most people here have to deal with there own lives. So no complains from me here. I think it`s still amazing that a game like this has developed so much over the years. To think it was just the campaigns and 4 colonygames at the start and look at it now. That really shows what people can do if they put their minds to it.
Again thank you again for the reply. Have a great day.

Offline Sirbomber

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Re: Can not download Colonygame "The mission"
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2023, 08:05:52 AM »
Outcasters Starship was uploaded as a forum attachment; as long as the forums remain operational that download will work.  "The Mission" download that Leviathan posted used to link to the files section of OPU before we moved URLs and rearranged/trimmed down the file section.  After looking more closely at the original "The Mission" topic though, it looks like the map used a custom tileset that we don't offer for download anymore because it was stolen from Total Annihilation.  So even if you could find a copy of the level, you can't get the dependencies anymore, so the game would refuse to run it anyways.
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Re: Can not download Colonygame "The mission"
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2023, 02:06:49 PM »
Ah ok i understand. Thanks for explaining.
One last thing i wanted to tell. I believe i found u bug in the game that was never adressed or at least i found nothing of it yet in the comments so far. Normaly when a structure gets destroyed when it`s idled you only lose the building, but when the "first" structure gets destroyed and it is a building that needs people to funktion you lose them even when the structure is idled. For example the CC gets destroyed first you lose 4 workers and 1 scientist. Dismantling a building doesn`t count. The savantcomputer must say "structure destroyed" to trigger this bug. Happend to me quite some time until i figgered out why i lost some people even when respective structure is idled and why it doesn`t always happen. If it is a tokamak for example then it`s fine. It only happen when the building needs people to be aktive. Can only say it happens in campaigns and colonygames. Can`t confirm it for multiplayergames. Did this happen to other players as well? Since some of you work on improving the game i hope this help a little bit with it. Would most likely not change a thing on my game unless another patch comes out, but i know at least how to avoid it to happen. Hope this info helps if this bug was not discoverd already. Also the game never tells the player at any time that the "Eden Meteordefense" can destroy the "Plymouth EMP-missle" as long as it lands in range of it. Not really obvious to me but only noticed by watching what happens in game.