Independent Source: Bespin

"Independent Source: Bespin," by Fingerfood, is a study of contrasts. On the one hand, it's a really well-done map - and I use this a...

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"Independent Source: Bespin," by Fingerfood, is a study of contrasts. On the one hand, it's a really well-done map - and I use this as literally as possible - but on the other hand, it's very unstable and lacking in the gameplay department.

But first, the good. As mentioned above, the map itself is pretty good. It is, by far, the most detailed Bespin map there is (and by the same token, the largest). It's a little mix of Platforms and Cloud City, although it's nothing so humdrum as simply putting the two maps side-by-side. The objects themselves are placed well and used effectively to create the feeling of a single, large, unified environment (although there were a couple alleys that looked pretty sketchy, and I don't mean in the urban sense).

Unfortunately, to the expense of everything good about the map, there are the abovementioned negatives.

As with any large map, it's very tricky to get gameplay that really works, and works well. To be blunt, it doesn't, here. It looks (or feels) like just the standard amount of units on a map easily two times bigger than that unitcount would require. This makes for a lot of running around looking for enemies or command posts, and despite the fact that a good job has been done on the scenery you're running through, this is still pretty boring.

And of course there are some serious stability issues. I can't say what causes them, but I had at least one CTD and a frozen game while trying to test this out. There's nothing fun about that. I know that this map represents an incomplete project, so take that for what it's worth - but the crashing issues are still there.

Anyway, I'd say it's a good example of what to shoot for in terms of scenery detail, but a bad example for level of polish. Give it a try if you like.

-Mav

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Indepenent Source: Mission 1: Bespin - In the Clouds
Version: FINAL
by Fingerfood


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

The Battle of Hoth was a crushing blow to the Rebel Alliance, taking many of their resources. Pilot Han Solo has friends on the planet of Bespin that may be able to aid the Rebellion as they nurse their wounds. The Fleet travels to Bespin, not knowing the trouble they're in...

Modes:

Conquest
Hunt

Installation:

Download the IS_#1_Bespin.zip
Extract it to your C: (or whatever your drive name is) Program FilesLucasArtsStar Wars Battlefront IIGameDataaddon folder
If you don't have an addon folder make one.
Now go run SWBF2 and Enjoy!

Bugs and stuff to do:

A lot. I'm not proud of how many there are, but I don't have the time or patience to fix them.

Credits:
Fingerfood for mapping and putting together this darned stuff.
Rends - some props
Squipple - props
Caleb1117 - more props
Aman/Pinguin - Dark Trooper skin
Skyhammer - effects(?)
Pandemic and LcasArts for making SWBF2.
George Lucas for Star Wars.

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