The Critter Campaign

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The Critter Campaign

Post by BounceHimUp » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:01 pm

Download (Custom *.mpq and 6 Maps):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2vm4s4ukkvym ... 6.zip?dl=0

"Starcraft: The Critter Campaign" is a frame story, recounted in past tense by its protagonist, Dr. Marko, a former Confederate ghost who escaped to the distant and little-known world of Siddakar to live a life of peace. A radical experiment on the development of critters comes to fruition as war comes to the Siddak Republic. The story is set after the end of the original Starcraft campaign, but before the Dominion is invaded by the United Earth Directorate in Brood War.


I really hope that someone will appreciate playing this... Here is a project that I put a lot of time into many years ago without finishing; I recently got an itch to start playing Brood War again, and I felt like it was such a waste that this thing never got finished, so I've been taking a crack at completing it.

Today, I want to share the introductory cutscene and the first five missions. The final three missions are still in production, but I didn't want that to delay announcing the project any further.

The custom *.mpq should not require a specific version of Brood War and will run on Windows or Mac.

Thanks.

EDIT: Here are some screenshots...
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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by blazin » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:56 pm

i'll give it a try. it must be the second only campaign that makes critters have custom atacks.

one thing i always wanted was to make custom critters but twice the size.i wonder if that's possible..


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by blazin » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:22 pm

What i am soppused to do on the ''use the mouse'' part in mission 2?


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by BounceHimUp » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:35 pm

You know how if you click on a critter enough times in a row, it will blow up? That's the idea.


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by blazin » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:34 pm

Yeah well I tried to click many times on the barricades before posting this but it didn't work. maybe i didn't click enough and though i had to do something else.


anyway, have you tried publishing your campaign in mod db? there are quite people who constantly search for starcraft mods on that page. for example some patch i made for an outdated game has already 132 downloads in less than 1 month, and i think that's quite a decent number seeing how dead the sc1 community is.

As for the campaign, the maps are too good and the effects too. I have played too many campaigns but I have never seen things like on the installation mission or being able to play as custom race.


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by BounceHimUp » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:09 am

Thanks for the recommendation; it was surprisingly easy to get everything set up on Moddb. http://www.moddb.com/mods/starcraft-the ... r-campaign

I appreciate the praise, and it's nice to know the maps play well. Thanks for playing!


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by blazin » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:15 pm

got any tips for the last mission? between getting harrased with horde of marines at the early start and being unable to do an offensive i am clueless


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by BounceHimUp » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:22 pm

The scantids you get in the beginning should shred the early waves of marines with support from electroliths and Dr Marko (whose vulture you can repair, so try to have him draw fire). Build constant SCVs until you're maxed out of supply (18/18); early economy is important. Build a Crystal Formation ASAP without sacrificing SCV production. Tech up to Gargoyles as soon as you can; build your Stone Temples near the entrance to your base... When the siege tanks come, they can be busy attacking the Stone Temples while a couple Gargoyles pick them off.

Rhynadons and Gargoyles will be your bread and butter until you're ready to start massing Kakarus, but a couple scantids here and there will come in handy. Focus on taking the base to your right and the gas-only above you. If the mission drags on, there is a mineral-only near the top left you will also want to take. Rhynadons will handle wraiths, scantids handle infantry, and gargoyles will deal with mech. You'll also want your hackers on hand to lock down battlecruisers when they start coming your way.

The key to taking each objective is to raise enough ruckus to draw fire and drop a hacker on the beacon. Mass Kakarus dropping Rhynadons supported by a few Gargoyles is how I beat it the first time. You can also use a lot more Kakarus with upgrades (two control groups). They're fast and can bypass the missile turrets, and you don't have to wait for the gargoyles to lumber along. You'll want to drop something to take siege tank fire, though.


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by blazin » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:46 pm

it took me 5 tries but i finally beated it. the main problem was that i didn't focus on gargoyles enough to upgrade their damage.

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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by Rawflesh0615 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:09 pm

When will the next maps will be release?


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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by BounceHimUp » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:35 pm

The remainder of the campaign is about 75% finished. I have just been too busy to work on it. I will try to have it out in the next 2–3 months.

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Re: The Critter Campaign

Post by chris » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:10 am

I have read elsewhere on this forum of your repeated attempts to finish this campaign and say goodbye to starcraft.

BounceHimUp, the time to do so is now, in these coming months. I am currently working on a spreadsheet for QAing custom campaigns and your unfinished campaign is on the list, relatively close to the end of it. It will be reviewed when I reach its position if you have finish it by then. One out of many reasons I am doing this spreadsheet is also to say goodbye to starcraft. with SEN and CC being the only two surviving SC communities, the time is approaching for the starcraft custom campaign community to finally die and I will most likely uninstall once and for all once I reach the end of my spreadsheet. This sheet will allow everyone curious enough to know what to play if they wish to experience all the glory the starcraft community was.

BounceHimUp, Let us together make starcraft's life complete, let us give the game the farewell it deserves. Finish the Campaign BounceHimUp. It is the right thing to do.

P.S: In case you haven't figured it out, you're supposed to use starcraft 1.16.1, not remastered.

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