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 Post subject: Genesis 1.2 mod released!
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:14 am 
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Genesis 1.1 OSP & 1.2 MP has been released.

Open Single Player version, DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.moddb.com/mods/genesis-mod/d ... sis-11-osp

Multiplayer version, DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.moddb.com/mods/genesis-mod/d ... esis-12-mp

The Genesis mod is an addon mod for Freelancer by Digital Anvil/Microsoft that works in Open Single Player or Multiplayer, putting you into the game just after the original campaign has finished.

The mod adds many new features and is based around events just after the storyline finishes. With many new ships to fly, places to explore, items to trade in a simulated dynamic economy in singleplayer. Many new systems have been added plus other items of interest, plus a full visual enhancement of the game with HD textures and widescreen support.

THE MOD DETAILS

The Genesis mod is a major revamp of the original Freelancer code. I've gone through each system and altered things as i'd like to see them, fixed numerous original errors and added in plenty of missing items from the original game. There are various updates which visually enhance the game including in no special order,

- All planets and suns resized and made much larger to give a sense of scale
- Updated and enhanced planet textures
- Original systems - [lexicon]Omicron Minor[/lexicon], [lexicon]Tohoku[/lexicon], [lexicon]Alaska[/lexicon] can now be accessed and are fully working
- New systems - Omicron Kappa, Omicron Delta, Tortuga, Omega 13
- Black and silver interface added - Maverick
- HD replacement starspheres - Hunor - Köszönöm szépen :)
- New Trent textures - Hunor
- New Icons and Interface buttons - Hunor
- New HD textures for all asteroid models by Gibbon
- Brand new icons for everything in game - Gibbon
- New tradelanes - JSNCalif - Rebuilt by Gibbon
- Custom jumpholes - Cheese On Toast
- New Menu screens - Ruppetthemuppet - modified to taste by Gibbon
- New Menu screen - Chips - modified to taste by Gibbon
- New realistic lighting for all the systems
- New encounters for all the systems. All original encounters and patrol paths have been removed with new ones added
- New weapons available and others updated
- New commodities to trade and new places to trade them
- Simulated dynamic economy (Open Single Player ONLY)
- New factions added and some of the original ones have returned
- New music for all the pirate bars - Marc Pullen & Mortice
- Aldebaran's Plastic Surgery Kit - Aldebaran
- 16 new engine effects - Gibbon
- Battleship encounters
- Ambient explosions and battledust - Why485
- Widescreen support - Now updated so HUD and all elements align correctly - Adoxa

CUSTOM SHIPS - 61 SHIPS - 51 FLYABLE

AUTHOR - MODEL

3DHeaven - Banzaimaru
3DRT - Addanc
3DRT - Denizen
3DRT - Narwahl
3DRT - Nimrod
3DRT - Platypus
3DRT - [lexicon]Stinger[/lexicon]
3DRT - Peccary
3DRT - Boar
3DRT - [lexicon]Warthog[/lexicon]
3DRT - Razorback
AngryFly - Beetle Freighter
AngryFly - Typhoon
Astral Prime Studios - Cougar
Astral Prime Studios - [lexicon]Coyote[/lexicon]
Astral Prime Studios - Hornet
Astral Prime Studios - Hyena
Astral Prime Studios - Jackal
Astral Prime Studios - Starviper
Awts0c - Zorg
Digital Anvil - Samurai - Flyable original model
Digital Anvil - Starblazer - Flyable original model
Digital Anvil - [lexicon]Defender[/lexicon] II - Flyable original model
Digital Anvil - [lexicon]CSV[/lexicon] - Flyable original model
Digital Anvil - Megatrain - (Original unused model)
Fuzzball - Cerberus Battleship
Godzero - Firefly 'Serenity' Freighter
Griff - Pirate Gunboat
Griff - Pirate Cruiser
JSNCalif - Scarab Freighter (Large & Small)
JSNCalif - Colugo
JSNCalif - Goliath
JSNCalif - DeLorean Admin Ship
Kasida - CTE Liberty paint scheme
LordFjord - Liberty Gunship
Mancer - Hayabusa
Mancer - [lexicon]Bloodhound[/lexicon] II
Mancer - [lexicon]Mule[/lexicon] II
Mancer - [lexicon]Rhino[/lexicon] II
Mancer - Sabretooth
Mancer - [lexicon]Wolfhound[/lexicon] II
Mancer - [lexicon]Valkyrie[/lexicon] II
Mhonolog(noire) - Border Worlds camouflage paintscheme
Nightstalker - Nomad Cruiser
Panther X - Hellhound - from mknote's ship pack
Panther X - Hatamoto - from mknote's ship pack
Panther X - Konoe Shidan - from mknote's ship pack
Rimshot - Waran Freighter
Scarecrow - Razid Space Creature
SolCommand - Hippo Freighter - Made from the 'Vandal' modular ship pack for the Genesis mod
SolCommand - Hippo Freighter GLX - Made from the 'Vandal' modular ship pack for the Genesis mod
SolCommand - Hippo Freighter Deluxe - Made from the 'Vandal' modular ship pack for the Genesis mod
SolCommand - Hippo Interceptor - Made from the 'Vandal' modular ship pack for the Genesis mod
SolCommand - Hippo Invader - Made from the 'Vandal' modular ship pack for the Genesis mod
SolCommand - Hippo Intruder - Made from the 'Vandal' modular ship pack for the Genesis mod
SolCommand - Hippo Fleut - Made from the 'Vandal' modular ship pack for the Genesis mod
SolCommand - Mae Arae Freighter
SolCommand - Simian Cruiser - (retextured Ghost cruiser)
SolCommand - Sleeper Ship
xXx - Pachyderm Freighters - Remodelled by Whitestar - Retextured by Gibbon
Yedan - [lexicon]Serafina[/lexicon] Freighter

All of the models, including the custom station models, have been modified in some way by me. They have all been re-hardpointed, some have had their textures modified in some way, in some cases parts added to them. All the models have had custom sur files made for them.

CUSTOM STATIONS

SolCommand - Kono Station model
AngryFly - AF Station 01
JSNCalif - JSN Station
JSNCalif - JSN Docking Bay
Griff - Asteroid Base model
Griff - Pirate Base

RANDOM STUFF

JSNCalif - New tradelane model
Louva Deus - Planetary Beacon
Nephilim - Omega 13 system plus my own custom additions
RIP Team - Borrowed a couple of your planets, Cord and Rides. Appreciate the loan
SWAT_OP-R8R - Loan of the updated vanilla planet textures from Crossfire, much appreciated
adoxa - Various tools, hacks and enhancements
Cold Void - Price randomizer for singleplayer

CUSTOM MUSIC

New custom music for all the pirate bars created by Marc Pullen. Originals free to download from here: http://www.last.fm/music/Marc+A.+Pullen
Other custom music by Mortice: http://www.reverbnation.com/mortice
Buy the album 'Mayhem' at all good online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and many others. See Mortice in the popular console game, ROCK BAND 3!!


If you have any issues with this mod or wish to report a bug, click on the html link included with the mod and post on my forum :)

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 Post subject: Re: Genesis 1.0 OSP mod released!
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Not meaning to highjack the thread but, is this just for single player? I'm going to check this out and I've downloaded it already. Looks interesting. :)

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It's Open Single Player ONLY. Tired of trying to populate a server these days so this way is easier, especially with Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous on the way. And Star Trek Online which is occupying a lot of my time atm lol

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Looks Good Gibbon ... :D

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Thanks Soup, been a while, but glad i got this project finally finished :)

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Hi there Gibbon,
I've been playing Freelancer hot & heavy since 2006. I've also played your mods before but you have totally outdone yourself with this mod!!! Seems like there is a piece of all Freelancer mods in Genesis! I think I made it to lv 36 and have barely a quarter of the Universe mapped. Awesome battles man! You need to sit on the board of all Freelancer mods. Excellent job, if you can best this work lol DO IT! Keep it up.


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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:55 am 
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**Paladin**, very nice of you to say so, but while i claim to put it all together, there's plenty of other peoples work included, who equally deserve as much credit i can assure you. As with a large project and a one man setup, (ME), nothing is perfect. A couple of tiny errors have surfaced, pointed out to me by one of my own forum members and with some simple editing, can be easily fixed. If you click on the hyperlink included with the mod that takes you to my forum, follow the simple instructions in the Genesis 1.0 bugs section, and the errors will go away.

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Yes, I was venturing out in it last night. Looks really great as always with your mods. I like the changes to the planets, they look more to size, like they should be in a universe. The backgrounds took good too. I see a bit more detail in the stations also. I've just been cruising around, avoiding any conflicts atm, to have a good look at it all. I think the resizing of the planets make the systems look a lot larger than they did. Seems to give them more depth.

Thanks for the tips on the errors too, I have yet to notice them. I'll be sure to update it now.

Good job as always.

As for servers, I wanted to keep playing on the others you had but, lag was just killing me back then. I've still got the mods and have been looking for the servers but, I finally realized you had taken them down. Speaking of which, I see you still implemented those custom freighters into this one, good, I've been wanted to get me one. I'll get it now. :)

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Thanks Gibbon. Will check it out when I get a chance.

I am only hitting 400K for DL, is that standard? Been 45 minuets now, and am less than half way through.


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@Lone-Wolf
Bear in mind the file size is rather porky at 927mb, so it will therefore take a while to download. Factor in connection speed, location, time of day and lastly the hosting site itself, which btw, isn't moddb as they use mirror sites, and only god knows where they are hosted lol

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The vanilla planet textures were kindly given to me by OP from Crossfire 1.9 as he's a lot better at doing planet textures than i am. They are a big improvement over the standard planetary textures. Sizing the planets up is something i've always enjoyed doing and have no idea why they weren't bigger to start with.

With regard to servers, there's not really that many active ones left and i simply can't justify the cost of running one for maybe a dozen players at peak times. Not these days. With the two mega games coming from my two favourite developers, Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen, everyone i know will be playing them, plus i'll be alpha & beta testing both of them so you can imagine time will be at a premium for me. By making the mod more accessible via the OSP route, gives everyone a chance to play Genesis and enjoy it, as this is my last Freelancer mod and i won't be making any more :)

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Gibbon wrote:
@Lone-Wolf
Bear in mind the file size is rather porky at 927mb, so it will therefore take a while to download. Factor in connection speed, location, time of day and lastly the hosting site itself, which btw, isn't moddb as they use mirror sites, and only god knows where they are hosted lol


Understood. I have capability of up to 19 meg one way, and 1.9 meg the other.
This DL just reminded me of my old ISDN days...;-) Didn't really feel like a cable modem DL.


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Hi Gibbon been trying to download the mod for a couple of days now but it doesn't download , all i get is what it says below , do i have to register to MOD-DB .



he file you have selected (Genesis_1.0_OSP.zip) is not available via any mirrors. Please check back shortly as our servers update every 5 minutes. To access more download mirrors we encourage you to join the community, otherwise please be patient and keep trying.

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The link in the original post takes you straight to the download page, you click on the download link and off it goes. As far as i know you don't have to be a member of MODDB to download it as plenty of people have already got hold of a copy of the mod, so a bit baffled as to why you're having this issue. I'd contact MODDB as it's clearly something to do with them

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as this is my last Freelancer mod and i won't be making any more

Sad to hear but, I guess it's all for better reasons and yes, I too am waiting for SC, at least, to get underway. I think once it is, I'll be there and nowhere else, myself. I want to know if, my investment was well spent. ;)

Where do I get that patch from? I can't find it through those links but, I haven't tried ModDB yet.

Oh yeah, one more thing. I didn't know they were still using diesel power in space? LOL. I got the Packaderm and notice the exhaust stacks puffing smoke. It put a big grin on my face when I saw that. Great addition there. :) :lol:

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