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Offline Green1

Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2013, 12:06:17 AM »
NP Kilk.

Jack Chick was a cartoonist circa 1970s-1990s who drew tracts. They were intended to convert people to Christianity. The theme of these varied, but it usually centered around dark forces enslaving mankind and only Jesus being able to save them. Where Chick got into issues, particularly with gamers, is he went WAY overboard. One of his tracts in particular, Dark Dungeons even said the works of fellow Christian CS Lewis (Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) was satanic along with Lord of the Rings and DnD books. So, by mentioning Chick, BU rightly jumped me. What I was referencing is the actual Chick Fundy world, not his politics. In Chicks world, demon worshippers are powerful and vast. Wiccans are major and have real power. The Christians, instead of the powerful majority are beset on all sides and a minority.

For custom factions, if I have the Antimind in, nerfs are probably not needed :)

If anything, this is going to be rough.

Anarchists are actually pretty cool. A bit underpowered, but okay. I think the original modder was thinking about the anarchists that do the protesting and breaking store windows at G8 ant WTO conferences, not the educated anarchists or more libertarian ones.
Neveral looks interesting. "shadow science"
The Children, I do not get. Unless folks are pumping prepubescents full of anti-aging vaccine, I am not sure how a society of children makes sense. Then again, I do have Lazytown, Pokemon, Borg, and Lawyers so sense is out the window :)

Lemme think for a few.

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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 12:52:29 AM »
I don't know who Jack Chick is.
???

Do they not have those little black and white mini comics about the apocalypse and going to Hell in Oz?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_T._Chick  You wouldn't approve of his teaching, I expect.

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Would a funny faction be in order?  It will come as no shock that I think Shaggy is hilarious...

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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 02:05:29 AM »
I don't know who Jack Chick is.
???

Do they not have those little black and white mini comics about the apocalypse and going to Hell in Oz?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_T._Chick  You wouldn't approve of his teaching, I expect.

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Would a funny faction be in order?  It will come as no shock that I think Shaggy is hilarious...


Yeah.. his teachings ARE [intercourse]ed up. I am an agnostic myself, leaning towards UU.  But, you got to admit the man was a comic genius. An EVIL genius, but none the less one. The story if you took the totally unresearched and dead wrong "facts" out, you got to admit is a hilarious world. I want to live in a world where everything is back and white. Witches are REAL and cast REAL spells, there IS a Necromonicon, etc. The Catholic Church is secretly a Satanic front business! Joining the darkside and getting rank is as easy as attending a DnD session.

Shaggy? Lol. I remember and episode of Harvey Birdman where Shaggy got busted for pot. Since I DO want to showcase work, and the Borg is not 100 percent yours I think I may have a strong contender for the last slot!
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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2013, 02:09:38 AM »
Shaggy is only partly mine, too.

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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2013, 04:42:23 AM »
Shaggy is only partly mine, too.

You got something that is all you? Or were you more the collaborative type? If it is something you want to showcase, this can happen.

Then again, Miriam wants to bring pot smokers to a fruitful life of worship, too.

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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2013, 04:57:00 AM »
Well, my interest has always been in the creative end - the Pretty Princesses is the only one of my first seven that was all my own work, if you include the .txt.  The art part is more my thing.  Nothing in particular leaps to mind, aside from the funny that is the Cannabis League.

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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 08:51:44 AM »
Well, my interest has always been in the creative end - the Pretty Princesses is the only one of my first seven that was all my own work, if you include the .txt.  The art part is more my thing.  Nothing in particular leaps to mind, aside from the funny that is the Cannabis League.

I hear you. Some folks have different areas of talent. Mine is words, others pictures, others arcane mathematical code.

Pretty Princesses will not do for this. I taught my daughter not to be a princess. Someone one time gave her a pink MY Little Pony castle play set when she was 6. She asked me to play. Being a non custodial parent and having no issues with my sexual orientation if adults saw me playing My Little Ponies, I did. I think I ruined her My Little Pony/ princess fetish for life! The ponies happened to be all evil mutant geniuses bent on painting the whole world pepto bismol pink! After being foiled again and again by the one human who abhorred, pink, they hired ninjas that betrayed all the ponies and lopped heads off.

We played DnD afterwards. Of course, I had to let her play a dragon... but that is another story.

 Shaggy would be a bit better.

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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2013, 12:16:34 AM »
Edit: I figured it out, and I might actually be able to make this available. I just need to figure out how to upload it.

An overview of what I have is basically this: (I still have to do custom textures)
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Edit: Changed some stats now, I've begun working on it now that I've bought the new and improved Alpha Centauri version. Before I had the ancient disks.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2013, 06:23:25 AM by JarlWolf »


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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2013, 12:27:11 PM »
Yeah! Let us know what you'd like Green. :)

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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2013, 11:58:50 PM »
A more in detail look at my work in progress faction here:
http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=3737.0

Let me know if you want to utilize it, I'll be getting it up and running soon enough anyways.

Edit: Its basically complete so if you want to use it I'll be uploading it shortly.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2013, 06:53:27 AM by JarlWolf »


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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2013, 08:04:06 PM »
A more in detail look at my work in progress faction here:
http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=3737.0

Let me know if you want to utilize it, I'll be getting it up and running soon enough anyways.

Edit: Its basically complete so if you want to use it I'll be uploading it shortly.


Awesome. I will take a look at it. A player made faction from a user has a very good chance of making it in if it is complete. Get with BU if you are not artistically inclined (like myself). I also appreciate BU suggesting Shaggy, but other than maybe Morgan or some celebrity, I think the Unity project would give urine drug tests against pot use. Not that such a test stopped lady Diedre Sky, of course. Although I am sure during astronaut training she laid off the herb and smuggled seeds with her.

I know everyone is chomping at the bit to get this thing started, but I wanted to wait for feedback for the final faction. Probably next few days after this holiday, I will begin in earnest. At that time, I will reveal the last player.

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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2013, 08:24:57 PM »
JarlWolf's fac seems really cool and fairly balanced. You might want to have a lok at ariete's factions, too. Whichever you choose (including Shaggy) I think that this AAR will be awesome and... interesting.

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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2013, 08:34:35 PM »
Yeah BU, I agree.

Jarl, can you upload the Crimson Comrades files? I would like to plug this into SMAX to make sure it works. From reading your thread, it seems you do have the .pcx bases and such. You also have the faction file as well.

You can attach it in this thread.

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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2013, 09:04:11 PM »
Just working out the last kinks for it.

Now, it shouldn't do this as I am providing a good fixed version, but if it doesn't load the graphics for the faction and reverts to this weird Gaian cough out, just use the backup gimp copy and follow this procedure:

1. Open the GIMP backup in GIMP.
2. Export to, and then you want to pick amongst the file list .pcx/.pcc
3. The file name itself at the top, you'll want to rename to CRIMSON COMRADES.PCX   (Change the file word at the end basically)
4. Put it somewhere you can find it,
5. Move the new one in an replace the old one.

I provided these instructions in both Russian and English in the file folder itself. You'll need Jzip or something to open it.







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Re: AAR 4: Something a bit Different. Custom Faction Madness
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2013, 02:01:55 AM »
There's also my Acolytes but I suppose I've got one in already. XD

I think the Crismon Comrades should do fine. :) I like the lore that goes with them--should be good. :D The graphics are a bit mispaletted but I do like the work that went into the bases.

And also--note how the Russian side is yet another thing Miriam can rage over. :P They had a big atheist period.

 

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