Well then people, this is it. I am releasing final version of Mental Omega today and this time I'm sure it's pretty much the final version. At the very beginning I am warning you that I wasn't working on it just after the release of v2.0c because I had some important exams and only after those could I resume work. What was that work about? Well, mainly bugfixing, balancing and some additional polish-ups. There've been few major gameplay changes and new additions as well (like two new tech buildings, new game mode or two new country specific units of Yuri' Epsilon side). You can read full changelog here.
v2.0psi is being released as a single file which weights 58MB. I didn't create second part with sounds or skirmish maps because: 1. people kept complaining that they have no sounds just because they didn't actually install the second part, 2. it was pretty much stupid to play light version without sounds, 3. skirmish map expansion makes the mod launcher smaller by 10MB only so there was no deal in doing two-part mod launcher. Download v2.0psi here. Important notes: if the mod launcher wants you to open an xmlf file, download it again because an error during download occurred. If after first activation nothing happens but Yuri's Revenge is on, close it and just activate the mod again. Rest of activation bugs are explained in faq.
Still, be there any critical or any other bugs or balance issues in modification (like v2.0c Aeroblaze navy slashing capabilities or 1-hit harvester kill using Gattling Tanks, hehe) I'll be releasing patches from time to time and those patches will be released in form of xmlf files, just like expansion of v2.0c or chinese patch. I talked with Red Shining recently and he said that he may be doing chinese patch update for v2.0psi but he has a lot of work at school so this is not 100% sure. If he does his work, I'll surerly post new chinese patch on the website. Modification patches for v2.0psi will be released when I get enough bugs/balance issues reported and when I am able to do them (I am starting studies in two weeks from now).
I would like to clear up one important thing as many people kept complaining that the mod doesn't work just because they installed BOTH NPSE and Rock Patch! Mental Omega requires NPSE #0022 ONLY to work correctly! ONLY NPSE! Rock Patch and NPSE are not half compatible! You can get it from VK's site here. Remember that you need to install official Yuri's Revenge 1.001 patch before getting NPSE, and then mod to work. Mental Omega won't work on pirated Yuri's Revenge, neither will NPSE.
I checked save/load and Epsilon's campaign play-forward internall errors. I know that NPSE is not perfect as far as save/load thing is concerned but it worked pretty well for me. Bear in mind that you can't load saves done with previous Mental Omega versions or with different NPxx versions. Epsilon campaign internal errors have presumably been fixed. If anyone gets one after completing a mission and clicking 'Continue' button after the score screen, remember to report that! v2.0psi bug report and feedback thread is here.
With the addition of new theme pack, modification weights 100MB in total. You can get updated (and final) theme pack here as well. Download updated theme pack here.
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Okay, enough of the technical talking. It's time to add-in some heart and stuff, you know. Mental Omega is pretty much done, as I said before although that doesn't mean I am leaving this project and stop to support it. I will still be updating it, in case of bugs but hell - I've said it all before. More heart! And that is, I would like to warmly thank everyone who supported me during all the work on this modification, everyone who provided helpful hand when I needed it to complete it, everyone who tested and complained, hehe, and of course - everyone who played Mental Omega.
You, those who played and completed campaign of it know the fate of Yuri's almost perfect device. Now, the same fate meets the modification - it's almost completed forever. One day, when nobody plays Yuri's Revenge anymore, not to mention modifications for it - it will complete the fate of Mental Omega Tower. But before that happens, have fun playing latest v2.0psi release.
Edited by Speeder, 11 September 2008 - 02:48 PM.