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boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311520] Fri, 26 October 2012 03:07 Go to next message
quartercast

 
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Registered:May 2009
Looks like the "official" BiA boards have finally succumbed to the sheer weight of spam being posted, last time I looked the BiA subforums had about 15,000 posts each, mostly spam!

I'm concerned about losing access to all the hard work done by modders and other players, it seems most mods were posted over there rather than on these boards.

Does anyone have a .zip of all the latest mods and modding tools to post here? I think a fair few ppl are still playing the game from time to time and it'd be useful to have an archive of all mods here.

Thank you Smile

[Updated on: Fri, 26 October 2012 05:42] by Moderator

Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311528] Fri, 26 October 2012 17:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Starchris

 
Messages:34
Registered:September 2010
Location: Poland
I have no idea what the Devs were doing all the time when the spam was growing and growing. They are just completely irresponsible. They have destroyed all hard works, that all moders gave to made everything. We gave our precious time to developed this game and they have destroyed everything because of their lazy and irresponsible nature.

I have in my Polish forum only the most popular modifications. They are safe and ready to download at all time. When you click [color:#CC0000]DOWNLOAD[/color], it will open next web page, then click [color:#CC0000]SEE ORIGINAL PAGE[/color].


1. All Items Forever
2. All Modifications Together
3. Blue Dawn Mod
4. Combat Evolved
5. Drops All Items
6. Firearms Rebalanced Experiment
7. Improved ICE
8. MERC is Back
9. Mini Mods
10. New Interfaces
11. Ultimate AIM-Professionals
12. Zombie Mod


The Mini Mods contains following modifications:

1. Fight an army, no hillbillies with axes
2. Modded T72 Tank
3. More Liberty
4. No acknowledgments, no ambient sounds, no attack error sounds
5. No Intro Videos
6. Old Faces for all Merc
7. Real Soldiers
8. Realistic Models Assault Rifle
9. Sounds Mod


The Combat Evolved contains both versions, for JA Back in Action and for JA Crossfire.


The New Interfaces contains two different interfaces to choose.


The Drops All Items contains all six versions of this mod.


The Zombie Mod is the improved one with smaller size.



I added these links to the Gateway to the Modifications

[Updated on: Fri, 26 October 2012 17:36] by Moderator

Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311535] Fri, 26 October 2012 19:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
yupper

 
Messages:44
Registered:October 2012
Starchris
I have no idea what the Devs were doing all the time when the spam was growing and growing. They are just completely irresponsible. They have destroyed all hard works, that all moders gave to made everything. We gave our precious time to developed this game and they have destroyed everything because of their lazy and irresponsible nature.


I totally feel your frustration with them. I only got this game a couple of weeks ago but it's fairly clear that they've basically abandoned moderation of the official forum and support for the game since releasing Crossfire. BitComposer comes across as one of the most unprofessional game developers I've seen.

I was watching this interview with one of the developers, and it really left a bad taste in my mouth.

- said centralized system for equipping militia could be done, but they never did it.

- IMP as a DLC: contrary to what Michael says, this could be done. We can already do it by replacing existing mercs with a custom one, including voice files and recruit screen portrait. The most important thing here is that they can patch the game .exe (with an IMP merc placeholder, among other things)--which they already had to do for some of the updates.

- vehicle for transporting items and/or mercenaries: could be done. Michael says it's a "lot of work" because they have to update all the maps where the vehicle can travel to--not that many maps, basically only those connected by roads. They already had to update many maps in some of the patches in order to fix bugs.

- still some serious bugs after 1.13g, which they have no intention of ever addressing nor making it possible for modders to address them.

[Updated on: Fri, 26 October 2012 19:26] by Moderator

Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311539] Fri, 26 October 2012 21:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gambigobilla

 
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Registered:July 2008
They should give up, confess they suck and release the source code.
Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311549] Sat, 27 October 2012 11:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
quartercast

 
Messages:50
Registered:May 2009
Thanks Starchris, at least you've got the major mods archived.

I agree its an appalling way to treat customers and fans by letting the forums go to shit.
Countless hours of hard work is gone (at least for now, who knows if they backed up) and they let the forums die over a period of months and months. How many times did we point out the spam problem? Nothing doing Razz

It makes me appreciate independent forums like this one more Smile
Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311646] Wed, 31 October 2012 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Starchris

 
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Registered:September 2010
Location: Poland
We have a very good news. The official forum back to life, but they brought with it a stowaway with more than 500 hundreds topic with spam about pharmacy in almost every subforum. Very nice.


http://boards.jaggedalliance.com/index.php?/forum/31-modding/page__prune_day__100__sort_by__Z-A__sort_key__last_post__topicfilter__all

[Updated on: Wed, 31 October 2012 12:14] by Moderator

Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311648] Wed, 31 October 2012 14:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
quartercast

 
Messages:50
Registered:May 2009
Pfft, typical!

Time to d/l all mods and back them up here?

It's tough clicking through pages of spam, but if you filter based on popularity you get the major mod threads

http://boards.jaggedalliance.com/index.php?/forum/31-modding/page__st__360__changefilters__1

[Updated on: Wed, 31 October 2012 14:24] by Moderator

Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311649] Wed, 31 October 2012 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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Registered:July 2009
What's you connection and how fast can you click? Razz


Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311650] Wed, 31 October 2012 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
quartercast

 
Messages:50
Registered:May 2009
OK, well sign-in doesn't work and actually clicking on links also isn't currently working either Sad
Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311750] Sat, 03 November 2012 12:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
quartercast

 
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Registered:May 2009
Seems the forums are up for the time being. I thought this is an important post and worth quoting

JA-BiA-Tools Project unofficial modding tools for Back in Action
by sbobovyc
Toggle Spoiler


Az GUI v.a4 + new equipment icons + new pictures
Interface mod by MrRaven. All languages.


Toggle Spoiler

[Updated on: Sat, 03 November 2012 13:06] by Moderator

Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311884] Thu, 08 November 2012 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Starchris

 
Messages:34
Registered:September 2010
Location: Poland
It seems that the modding subforum is almost clean. There are only 25 spams topic (earlier was 500). But what's done, is done. I think that nobody will return to the modding of JA Back in Action after this spam disaster.

http://boards.jaggedalliance.com/index.php?/forum/31-modding/

[Updated on: Thu, 08 November 2012 12:39] by Moderator

Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311886] Thu, 08 November 2012 17:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shadow21

 
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Registered:November 2001
Location: on route to San Hermanos
that was good for a laugh. then again sad for JA. although i deep down hope sirtech reaquires the franchise rights and goes for a kickstarter
Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311887] Thu, 08 November 2012 17:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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Registered:July 2009
Well, they can always come here if they're still interested in modding ... we're serious about spam bot hunting.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a338/mortuari/Jetbears.jpg


Re: boards.jaggedalliance.com down[message #311890] Fri, 09 November 2012 00:30 Go to previous message
yupper

 
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Registered:October 2012
Shadow21
that was good for a laugh. then again sad for JA. although i deep down hope sirtech reaquires the franchise rights and goes for a kickstarter


Sir-Tech is no more for almost a decade now. Ian Currie is now working at Turbine, last I checked, which doesn't seem to be doing that well ATM. The last interview I read in which he was quoted was for DnD Online. Who knows....maybe he's one of the people who was laid off and it will inspire him to start his own company like Brian Fargo, and then maybe the ball will get rolling Smile

[Updated on: Fri, 09 November 2012 00:30] by Moderator

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