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Offline gwillybj

SMAC Fac Pack
« on: April 29, 2014, 05:35:15 PM »
SMAC Fac Pack

http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=172

An original set-of-seven developed in 2003-2005 that plays very well in SMAC or SMAX. As random factions played among others they will do well, too. As the set was fleshed out and finalized, they were to have artwork and their own custom alpha.txt and alphax.txt, but that kind of stalled as real life took over. The entire body of work, including the proposed faction.pcxs and alpha(x).txts, can be seen at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SMACFacPack/info.
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Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 05:37:01 PM »
It's never too late to add those things.  Lotta artists in Modding...

Offline ete

Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 06:09:24 PM »
Excellent find. Worth adding to the wiki too. If you've found other factions hidden in the depths of the web, let me know and they can be integrated into the ultimate faction pack.

Also maybe we should post up on their board, at least one of them was active last year?

Offline gwillybj

Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 07:11:31 PM »
I did extensive playtesting for Adam and Nathan. I had only SMAC when I started, but switched to SMAX before the project ended quietly. I've played those factions through and through and still go back to them sometimes. Loads of fun, and full of surprises.
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Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 07:15:22 PM »
Somebody invite them to have a look around here.  Art will happen, if they're interested in pursuing it.

Offline gwillybj

Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 12:47:29 AM »
Invitation engraved and posted. The hosts should get emails telling them a new post is up, and I'm sure they will look in and see what's going on here.
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Offline ete

Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 12:52:43 AM »
@gwillybj: Do you happen have any other custom factions which may be missing from the wiki/the big faction pack?

Offline gwillybj

Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 04:07:12 AM »
I have no more. I've had so much fun with just these few that I never went looking for more. I wrote up a sparse few for myself, but they're nothing worth sharing, just oddball stuff for personal entertainment.
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Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 04:08:36 AM »
...We could probably look around and put together a pack of funny novelty factions...

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Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 05:52:10 AM »
Invitation engraved and posted. The hosts should get emails telling them a new post is up, and I'm sure they will look in and see what's going on here.
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Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 04:54:28 AM »
Check. it. OUT.

Offline MysticWind

Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2021, 05:23:30 AM »
I still remember this project, it felt like one of the few custom faction sets that had an underlying story and factions with distinct philosophies and not just based on nationalities or corporations.

Offline MysticWind

Re: SMAC Fac Pack
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2021, 07:40:29 PM »
I did extensive playtesting for Adam and Nathan. I had only SMAC when I started, but switched to SMAX before the project ended quietly. I've played those factions through and through and still go back to them sometimes. Loads of fun, and full of surprises.

Since the Yahoo Groups is gone, do you happen do have any of the art assets that were created? Might be nice to upload them to the zip as well.

 

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