Wing Commander Prophecy: Secret Ops Model Update Pack

Discussion in 'Fan Projects & Editing' started by DefianceIndustries, Nov 25, 2015.

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    So - while MED may appear to be easier: it's more familiar to folks who mod games like FS because it has a graphical interface,it's really not. You still have to know the code and functions in order to make even the most basic of missions, and it uses C (which if you're familiar with the language it might be easier?). I agree with @Quarto that in the short - medium term it's probably best to start out using WCPascal to do mission coding - even the SO cutscenes are basically "missions" where they player is made invulnerable and the placed outside of the camera's views. The reason I say that is: while you're coding in a text window in WCPas, there are more tutorials available on community sites to help you build out a few basic missions and you can go forward from there. You could also probably unpack and review some more complex missions from WCP, UE, or Standoff as well. In my own limited experience I tend to hybridize, I'll use MED to get the coordinates on the mission grid for waypoints, action spheres, etc. but then do the actual mission coding in WCPas.

    If you're serious about learning this rarefied skillset - and Lord knows there's precious few who can still do this (so I applaud you sir!) I'd suggest starting with the tutorials above. Also Lt. Overload has a site on WCP missions it might be worth pinging him.
     
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    Anyone got a copy of vcl50.zip I can get? I downloaded the WCPPas... and it won't run with out the vcl50 file... which the link on the UE site is dead.

    edit: semi-nevermind. I did a search in my software library and found a copy of the file.

    2nd edit: Rather then thread-jack DefianceIndustries thread I'm just gonna start a new thread for mission editing. Those who have insight to the mission building process are very much invited to take a look at it and pipe up. I'll be posting my efforts, thoughts and whatever else I think is appropriate to learning WCSO mission building there.
     
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    Cool! I'll pop by and follow along
     

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