Kyran has added a few things to the Perfect Plan mod for Flight Commander and combined everything into one supplemental download package. The game takes place during a war between two factions known as the Network and the Alliance, and it utilizes parts of the Ranger's Glory mod to round out its fleet. Future versions should include resource trading and ship construction as well. Additional features are described below. To give this test release a try, install Flight Commander 1.4 and set up the Perfect Plan download on top of it. You can also help provide feedback at Crius.net.
The current release sets the scene and gives a small taste of the planned campaign. It has five missions, five new voice overs and three edited ships. The release has been tested to work with Flight Commander 1.4.5 and should work with 1.4.6 without any trouble.
Mods like Perfect Plan wouldn't be possible without eddieb's Flight Commander program. Reprogramming Prophecy or Secret Ops is very difficult, but Eddie has made it easy for new modders to get their feet wet with something a bit more user friendly. New this week is the version 1.4 patch 6. It corrects an issue with the game recognizing joysticks. You can get help on running various FC mods or learn about making your own project at the Flight Commander Forum.
Another feature is the option of playing on either side of the conflict. Early on in the campaign, while the main character is lone wolfing, two enemy pilots give the option of defecting to their side. You could either pretend to defect and lead them into a trap or truly defect and annoy your ex-wing mates.
Flight Commander is a space combat game in the style of Wing Commander. The Flight Commander engine was programmed from the ground up, and comes with a graphical mission editor. It is designed to accomodate easy modding, using standard formats for images, sounds, and 3d graphics. All game stats can be changed easily with a text editor.
For the more advanced missions, scripting is done with the user-friendly but powerful lua scripting language. All scripting commands are well documented, and many examples are included for a variety of missions.