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Video Walkthroughs

Post by Rorschach » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:26 pm

With the Collector's Edition coming soon, I thought the wiki could use an upgrade for new players. So I've put together a series of seven (very amateur) video walk-throughs covering the basic functions of the game. Forum regulars and game veterans won't necessarily find anything new but it's a good place to point your friends and people who are interested in SotS.

Please spread the word!

Custom Game Setup:
http://sots.rorschach.net/Game_Setup

Starmap:
http://sots.rorschach.net/Strategic_Interface

Empire Management:
http://sots.rorschach.net/Strategic_Turn

Tactical Combat:
http://sots.rorschach.net/Tactical_Combat

Economics:
http://sots.rorschach.net/BoB_Economy

Ship Design:
http://sots.rorschach.net/Design_Interface

Research:
http://sots.rorschach.net/Research_Interface
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Post by Scourge of the Stars » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:05 pm

Nice! Thanks for the effort. Perhaps some forumer should play some games and FRAPS some common MP battle tactics to encourage some more people to jump in.
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Post by Slasher » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:44 am

I move that this thread should be stickyfied.
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Post by castewarkp » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:47 am

Agreed and done!

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Post by Sonic » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:52 am

Hey, very nicely done. I'll be sure to point those I kidnap...erm I mean persuade into play Sword of the Stars to those walkthroughs. :D
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Post by Loser » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:49 am

very cool!
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Post by The Writer2 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:27 pm

Heya Rorsch. I'm impressed! :-D And you managed to embed video on the wiki! Doubly-impressed. Great job man.
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Post by Sonic » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:38 pm

Just out of curiosity, but what did you use to make these walkthroughs. FRAPS comes to mind, but you had both the ingame music and you speaking at the same time. Makes me think something else was being used.
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Post by Rorschach » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:21 pm

    Fraps to capture the game footage
    Audacity to capture the commentary
    Adobe Premiere Essentials for the video editing
    Avanti + ffmpeg for the flv conversion


Thanks for the praise everyone, glad you like it.

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Post by The Magus » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:09 pm

I seem to be having some issues with them loading incredibly slowly, but my connection was just down for a week so it could just be me. Still, really awesome Rorsch! This was a great idea!
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Post by Dar25 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:48 am

Very nicely done, Paul. ;)

Awesome tutorial videos. They should put a link to those from the game.

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Post by Mecron » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:27 am

they will be in the available in the gold edition and accessed through the tutorial.

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Post by Anguille » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:50 pm

I've seen the two which are posted on youtube...great job!
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Post by Rorschach » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:58 am

Unfortunately YouTube compresses the hell out of videos so you can't see the text on the screen. The vids on the wiki are still under 50MB (each) and are fully legible.

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Re: Video Walkthroughs

Post by Rorschach » Fri May 16, 2008 3:38 pm

I've re-enabled the flash video walkthroughs on the wiki today. I figured with the CE coming out and new people picking up the game, it would be helpful.

Last time the vids causes a memory leak which made the whole wiki unstable but we've made some changes this time around to hopefully improve things.

Please feel free to take a look and direct new players over to the site.

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