The Path Not Taken

Shipset Download
The Path Not Taken shipset version 1.3, the final version barring disaster, has been completed and released. The 15-file version is already up at Datamaster's, and is ready for download. Thanks to my favorite wedged-tailed eagle, Peter "Mad Dog" Rowney, the entire 13-meg download is now available as a single file!

This latest version makes several important corrections to the Union campaign:

  • Two redundant OPTs have been removed from the shipset file, reducing the shipset's file size by about 600 kb. The two redundant OPTs were the T-Wing and R-41; why I included them in the shipset at all, I can't fathom.
  • Union Mission 11: friendly heavy lifter will now arrive when E-Wing is disabled.
  • Union Mission 12: the unreasonably extreme distances the player is forced to cover have been shortened considerably.
  • Union Mission 13: timing errors with in-flight messages have been corrected.
  • Union Mission 17: timing errors with in-flight messages have been corrected.
  • Union Mission 21: the failed debreifing text for a previous mission was actually copied-and-pasted in front of mission 21's text briefing. This has been corrected. God knows how I missed this the first time around...
  • Minor spelling and grammatical corrections to the Union Campaign missions.
  • Coalition Mission 25: failure of an enemy flight group to arrive made the mission unbeatable; this was corrected in version 1.2.

Shipset Launcher Download
Also, to use this shipset, you must have a copy of Connor's incredible Shipset Launcher, which will automatically install the shipset into XvT, and then clean it away when you're through playing it.

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Pages coded by Scott "Draegos" Thompson. Images generated by Scott Thompson, often using ship models built by others--mainly Michael "Steele" Boewes, Andreas Kroell, and Michael Anderson.