Lost Fleet update

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  • Seriously this could turn into the next phase of the crossfire. For example pocket ressitance fighters of other dominators, or a more type of advanced nomads, or a hypergate connection made by special jumpholes close to strong gravitational bodies that can act as power sources, such as black holes (smaller) or suns to another sector of the galaxy with lots of other artifacts, maybe even an older race than the kavash which would enable them to jumpstart their reexpansion and the technological level of humanity or to another galaxy, or to a more advanced type of nomads who overwritten their genetic code and are peaceful and want to aid their masters, or a human civilzation which found lots of relics and now is as advanced as the kavash...lots of ideas in which the direction of the storyline can be developed with this update. and not only this one but others as well, like a side-mission and a prologue mission to a continuation of crossfire, such as: Crossfire. are we out of it yet? or Crossfire: Deeper Trenches. or idk, lots of things can be done. Just depends on how many people are available to do it.

  • what if I see huge difficulties with that?


    In order for these side missions to work certain requirements have to be met.

    1. the storyline has to be active

    2. the main story needs to be on hold via a bar scene (like the wont with juni and king).


    Lets start with point 2 here.... there is no such bar scene and it also makes no sense using such a bar scene at the end of the main storyline.


    And point 1 (the story mode) is something that I want to end when the main story is done so the players can enter the freeplay/openSP mode once the story is done.

    IF we wont let the story mode end at some point certainly a good amount of other players will complain that they cant freely play the game after the story.

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  • I see. And is there no way to make them work even afterwards? Like an example for the Lost Fleet: the scene can be emplaced easily with a text log: trent we found an anomaly in sol. Meet me at The Order HQ nearby mars. Or anything that fits both possibilities of completing it to make it also available after the campaign. And as a question: if you want to add another arc to the story, then it will be proceeded as you did before or will you put the openSP after the added arc? Anyway i see. Will see if i will make it again from that point. Thanks in advance and have a great weekend.

  • Im not saying anything about impossible or something like that. At best I simply dont know how to do it.


    It is not a matter of leaving a message to the player "hey there is a mission there".

    Once the final main story mission is done ive set the story mode to end because.... yeah... well... because players certainly would want to play the freeplay mode at some time.

    And once the story mode has ended it is not possible to reactivate it again. End means end.

    No way to get back into a mission.


    To stay in story mode means that the player never could enjoy the the freeplay after the story. Certain things always would be locked away as long the story mode is active.

    It was suggested in a different discussion about this topic to add a bar scene which gives players a choice... stay in story mode or end the story.

    That sounds like a solution... but one I see tricky to realize since not only are such scenes pretty hard to include. They also need to be linked to previous story pauses... require a good amount of fallback triggers to prevent errors and even then still could mess up already existing savegames.

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  • Greetings WalterUlbricht ,


    Yes, for now is Lost Fleet story fisnihes when you reach french station and you may want look around what all new is now in the Sol Sector.

  • Greetings WalterUlbricht ,


    Yes, for now is Lost Fleet story fisnihes when you reach french station and you may want look around what all new is now in the Sol Sector.

    Of course I now realise these new discoveries cannot be taken back to CF2.0. I was busy mapping them for inclusion at WIKI. But of course they are dedicated LF Systems only. In my saved position in CF2.0, LF won't be there. I suppose if somebody completed the LF Campaign and then continued on and completed the CF2.0 Campaign, they would be there. I won't be doing that. Found so many other things after I completed the CF2.0 Campaign previously and all that would be lost. However I'll persist here and complete the LF Campaign. :thumbsup:

  • About a week ago a problem was reported to me that after reaching the end of the newest Lost Fleet mission the player is pointed to Toledo instead of back to the bar scene where you can continue the main story.


    I had a chance to take a look into this and think to know where this problem is coming from.

    However at this point I have no working solution. It is a bit tricky as FL does not really remember certain mission states.

    I have a rough idea how to get it working correctly but that required to redesign a huge part of the mission code for all the bonus missions.

    With other words... it will take some time for me to create a fix.


    Its not a game breaking bug but certainly annoying since you need to load earlier savegames in order to progress with the main story.

    I just wanted to let you know what I am aware of this issue and working on a fix.

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  • Good luck with this. :thumbsup: The Toledo directive is my experience. I'll head back to the bar ……. thanks. :salutes

  • Wow can't wait to see what you do with all this new space, mission wise.


  • I might have a solution to issue with the redirection to toledo at the end of the bonus missions.

    At least I have a theory and good amount of new untested new code which might solve this issue.


    If working a patch will be done later this month (very careful estimation).

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    Five percent pleasure,
    Fifty percent pain,
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