Ok, I re-downloaded the mission and used the addons inside the mod folder. Unfortunately though I still got a couple of error messages. But these did not stop the mission from progressing.
I got a missing addon error when I started up the game, and another when the mission loaded (which prevented the intro from running). So I decided to depbo the mission and place it in the editor and run it from there. I also checked the sqm for any 'ghost' addons (addons that make their way into the sqm even when they're not used). I could not find any at a glance.
So, I was able to play the intro and part of the mission. Intro
The intro had some smooth camera angles, and a good choice of music. The objectives were also outlined well; not too much info, not too little. I think the intro could use some custom text, rather than the standard text. But, this is not a necessity, the intro runs fine as it is atm (except ofc for the missing addon error, which was the 'kegwsoldierg36a'. I've seen this prob in another mission that uses winter troops).Briefing
The briefing was laid out neatly, and provides good information for the tasks ahead. I don't know how much silenced weaponry was provided with the LSR weap addon, but it would have been nice to have given the player a gear choice (personally I prefer BIS's bizon
Unfortunately, about 5 minutes into the mission my game crashed to desktop and I was unable to continue (I have no idea what may have caused that). The atmosphere from what I saw was very good indeed. The battle sounds in the distance were a nice touch, good job! But, when I approached the barn my game crashed. I tried running the mission again and I was met with the same problem. It could be a problem with the addons, or the island perhaps.Outro
Didn't reach the outro unfortunately. I didn't want to view the outro without playing the mission first.Overview
Good picture, very inviting. The text is good as well. I think you need to put a fullstop after '20XX' though. But, it's a good overview. May also be worth putting in the version number somewhere in order to avoid confusion.Overall
This mission has a LOT of potential. Atmosphere is the key aspect of a mission like this, and this mission already has a lot of that. But, there are a few problems that need addressing:
- Firstly, the island choice (this is my opinion ofc). I would seriously go for another island like I said. The winter aspect is good, so I would keep that. Might be worth checking one of the islands I mentioned earlier.
- Secondly, the addons. Again, like I said, this mission is addon heavy and already the problems of this are beginning to show. We all want to have loads of special addons that enhance gameplay and add new features, but you gotta know when to stop lol
. I've seen some very good missions made using only a couple of addons, so a 1st class mission does not necessarily need tonnes of addons. So, I would try getting rid of some of those addons. The winter pack namely. I had to adandon one of my old missions (based on a winter island) because the testers (not on ofpec, this was a while back) kept getting 'missing addon' errors, and it seemed that the winter addons at the time was the culprit.
- The CTD. I have no idea what caused that crash, but my guess is that if the addon usage is cut down then the problem would disappear.
- Once these little issues have been sorted out, then I think we could have a very good mission here.
Hope this helps. Happy editing