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Arrew

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GM SANDBOX V5a

From the depths of uncharted space comes the GM Sandbox V5a...

Well notice the "a" bit? Well I'm gonna add a lot more stuff. This is to introduce Thom's menu systems, so yeah now we have REAL MENU's. There are buttons too of the more common items.

Because of some issues and possible changes the general release is likely to be different to what was show at Armada 2, and when that finalized edition is released I will add even more content in. If you have a copy of 2.3.1 and want a sandbox with all the major features and then some so you can fly around in your Juggernaut or Ximni Battleship, then look no further.

I really would like suggestions and feedback on everything. If you have a wish list, no matter how impossible, please let me know.

Anyways, here it is for download...
                                                  Have fun Spacers...

 

 Special thanks to Captain Switch and Longbowman who contributed and helped make V5. Thanks guys. [smile]

 
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I might stick a vid in here if I have time... Or not. Hahahaha [biggrin] .

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Damn Arrew!   I have not even tried the new version and you have the sandbox already done!    You truly are ArrewAwesome!
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Thanks man. Been working like a dog to get it done.

Need to start jotting down ideas, but I do want to see Thom's finished masterpiece first [wink] .

I'd like to double or treble the current premade star systems.



I'm thinking of putting Earth and Mars in there, but to do that I'd have to add in some more models. It wouldn't be a mod per say but it would mean that all clients NEED the sandbox for it to work, which will make it a bit less user friendly so I don't know. Depends on what feedback I get from the Sandbox and the Idea.

Oh almost forgot... Credited you in the Title Post.
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Currently on the list.

1. More systems.
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2. Redundancies.

3. Smaller list buttons... (Sadly I can't do this will wait and see what Thom does.)
4. Ximni stations... (Again I'll wait and see, perhaps they're coming.)
5. More specials, environmental & enemies.
6. Specific ship names.
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I've updated the download and added a video.

PM me or post feedback.

Thanks.
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Hi there spacers...

Just updated the script with a redundancy system. If menus don't load or you get disconnected pressing the "M" key will spawn the menu's and buttons.

If you were one of the people the download previous versions please feel free to download the updated file above [biggrin] .
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Nice work![thumb]
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Hi,

I am having trouble loading this. I have extracted and inserted the .zip file into the Artemis/dat/missions folder.
I have launched the server as solo, I tried as scripted (MISS_GMsandbox5a). Tried main screen, observer, game master and all combinations.


What am I missing?

:edit: I had to push M to get all the buttons to come up.
:edit2: I had to look at your previous posts to figure out what to do with the file. You should put a readme.txt install file or something in this post.

Are there any other files you should recommend? I'm running an Artemis party in 2-3 weeks.

Thanks!

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Is it working for you now?

Did you open and tract the zip files contents into the mission folder?

You need a main screen to spawn a ship.

If the menu's don't appear press "m" as the GM.

For a quick run through of the options check out the YouTube vid.

I'll download it and check it out myself to make sure it's ok.
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Yeah, I got it to work. But if you could put the instructions on how to use/install it in a short paragraph in each of your threads that would be helpful to future users. 

I had it installed correctly the first time, I just did not know to push M to make the menus appear. The menus did not appear on their own, so I thought the program was installed incorrectly.

Any other files or programs, expansions, etc. you would recommend for my Artemis party in a few weeks? Send me a PM if you do.

Thanks.
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Yeah you're right. Previous versions of the Sandbox came with a lot more additional files, including an RP one that detailed background on the different locations, races, politics and technology. I really liked that one [wink] .

There is a lot more stuff I'd like to do with this one but it depends on demand and feedback. Like I'm waiting for how people feel about Earth and stuff being added in. But wait and see.


My recommendation is always have a plan B [wink] . Have a couple of scripted missions handy in case something goes wrong. If you're newer players the Ardent missions aren't too combat heavy and are fun. I've had requests to update them but it's on a very long projects to do list LOL . Sage advice is also...

1 Have a dry run of your plot/mission before the LARP to make sure it works alight.
2 If your sending a new comms messages as the GM hold down backspace and make sure any old messages are entirely deleted, otherwise sometimes they are in the box, you can't see them and they get sent too. Weird to explain. LOL. You'll see what I mean.
3 There are a couple of YouTube video's about GMing, not on 2.4 but they may be helpful.

Let me know how it goes. And don't forget pictures. We all love pictures ;P .
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It's like friggin Christmas!!!
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It's Christmas in May! Let me know how you get on with it or if there's anything you want it to do.

I was thinking about adding in a few extra star systems, possibly rendering ones for the groups that use sandbox varients...

But have been playing far too much Battlefleet Gothic Armada instead LOL.
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Excellent as always.. Sweden much approves

Any chance in the future of interfering with the ENG systems directly?
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