Staredit Network > Forums > SC1 Map Showcase > Topic: Project: Hydra
Project: Hydra
Feb 19 2018, 12:03 am
By: Pr0nogo
Pages: 1 2 3 >

Feb 19 2018, 12:03 am Pr0nogo Post #1

Re-experience the classic story.


Project: Hydra is a large-scope redesign of the original 6 campaigns of SCBW. In addition to making the gameplay more
challenging, complex, and engaging, it supports 2-player co-op and was built for the remastered patch (1.21 and up). The
scope of the project involves large improvements to the map files and significant changes to the AI scripts, and these
artistic liberties will result in an experience meaningfully removed from playing the maps that shipped 20 years ago.

Key Concepts

* SC:R compatible
* Redesigned maps & AI
* Modified techtrees & heroes
* New main and side objectives
* Comprehensive tutorial
* Singleplayer mode

Rebel Yell
9 of 10 maps available.

Designer's Diary
Experience Hydra:
Courtesy of MEGA

Rebel Yell
Last updated 1 August 2018

JayborinoPlays & DeltronLive -- Rebel Yell (P2's perspective) (MP)
Connor5620 -- Rebel Yell (SP)
GnaReffotsirk -- Rebel Yell (SP)
2w.Sovereign & Sinned -- Rebel Yell (MP)

Lead Designer:

Quality Assurance:
DarkenedFantasies, Vorgozz, TF-, Nekron, Baelethal,
iquare, Connor5620, 2w.Sovereign, Sinned, don_svetlio,
Reborn, Ultralisks

Mod Support:
Neiv, Nekron, poiuy_qwert, Suicidal Insanity,
Voyager7456, iquare

Connor5620, GrandBenja

Post has been edited 38 time(s), last time on Aug 1 2018, 3:27 pm by Pr0nogo.

Feb 20 2018, 6:10 am thekian Post #2

Very impressive. I'll definitely have to give this a try. I definitely like the idea of revamped heroes - too often they just ended up being "some random unit except better stats", with certain obvious exceptions like infested Kerrigan. Tip of the fedora to you, sir.

On a side note, I like the executable icon.


Feb 20 2018, 7:14 am Excalibur Post #3

The sword and the faith

Finally, a Pr0n project worthy of taking your time away from Omega. :P

Some of the changes in the screen shots and descriptions are not necessarily directions I would have gone in myself. However, everything seems well thought out and calculated. Just from the shaping and detailing of the maps you can tell there's a certain standard in this project which I think separates it from previous attempts with simpler ambitions to just 'make SC harder' or 'make SC co-op'. On Mission 3 for example, it would have been much simpler to add some width to the map and make the vanilla base larger to accommodate a second player. Instead, the scenario was re-imagined from a perspective that seems to value the narrative of why the mission is taking place. For SC purists, this is surely the campaign remastering we've needed, even if we didn't quite know it.

I'm interested to play these but I may hold off until the complete collection is done so I can enjoy it as a package. Still, well done so far and I am at your service for any needs of this project I may be able to assist with.

Also: Clean up your goddamn mineral lines. A mineral line can be both aesthetically pleasing and mining efficient. It isn't that hard. :P

SEN Global Moderator and Resident Zealot
The sword and the faith.

Sector 12
My stream, live PC building and tech discussion.

Feb 20 2018, 8:47 pm thekian Post #4

Started up the first map, and there's an immediate problem: If you try to play it solo, not only do you not get control over your ally's structures, but his SCVs actually ATTACK your command center. You can build a couple more SCVs and kill them, of course, but it puts you back far enough that you'll probably lose due to attrition and the lack of extra resources. Basically, it's less of "compatible with" co-op and more of "requires" co-op.


Feb 20 2018, 10:06 pm Pr0nogo Post #5

I'll be shipping SP in later patches. It requires scripting AI allies and a few updates to the engine which haven't yet been completed, and I'd rather make the maps available for co-op play earlier rather than sitting on them.

And I don't want the resource areas to be optimized, it's a deliberate design decision to make them inefficient.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Feb 21 2018, 12:32 am by Pr0nogo.

Feb 21 2018, 2:37 am Pr0nogo Post #6

Patched t05 and the exe, redownload both before playing that map.

Feb 21 2018, 8:18 am Pr0nogo Post #7

Just released map 6, Norad II. Check it out and let me know what you guys think!

Feb 23 2018, 10:25 am Corbo Post #8


Who wants to play this with me? I'll drunk-stream it.

You have to be good and able to beat this single handedly since I suck. Then again, two people sucking might be good to monetize AF tho. :lol:

fuck you all

Feb 23 2018, 7:21 pm Dem0n Post #9

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

I can do it late tonight. Like maybe 11 pm EST.

Memes gather, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the memer on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of memes. I pledge my life and honor to the Meme's Watch, for this meme and all the memes to come.

Feb 23 2018, 8:35 pm Corbo Post #10



fuck you all

Mar 4 2018, 7:16 am Pr0nogo Post #11

Updated the mod and maps 5 and 6 with some buffs for heroes and a fix for map 6's victory condition.

Mar 6 2018, 8:49 am Pr0nogo Post #12

My housing situation has recently gone belly-up and I am now facing homelessness. This means I will be suspending all work on my SC1 projects and working on pursuing any and all opportunities I still have to collect money before I am evicted. Not sure when I'll be able to return to these projects or if I'll be able to at all. I'll keep posting updates here when I know more information.

Mar 6 2018, 11:13 pm Dungeon-Master Post #13

That is a huge bummer O_o good luck making ends meet Pr0nogo.


Mar 7 2018, 10:19 pm Pr0nogo Post #14

Appreciate it, I'm sure it'll work out in the end.

edit: some quality of life fixes to hero weapon upgrade values and map descriptions have shipped.

Also new in t05:
-one less comsat to promote wraith play
-cloaking field researched by default to promote wraith play
-lockdown energy cost reduced to 75 to promote Kerrigan-out-of-bunker play

Probably my final touches to the map.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Mar 8 2018, 2:05 am by Pr0nogo.

Mar 11 2018, 5:00 am DOOMMARINE Post #15

Hi, i was wondering if this download is standalone?

if so, will it be updated by the agme or will i have to download the maps separately?


Mar 11 2018, 5:48 am Pr0nogo Post #16

It's standalone, you'll have to keep them updated separately.

Mar 12 2018, 6:37 pm Pr0nogo Post #17

t07 should be ready soon

Mar 13 2018, 4:13 am SairisLegion Post #18

May I know when is the Single Player release date please?


Mar 13 2018, 4:51 am Pr0nogo Post #19

It requires some additional plugin work which has not yet been completed. Maybe after April.

Mar 13 2018, 8:38 am DaMnUFo0 Post #20

Keep up the great work.

Pages: 1 2 3 >
  Back to forum
Please log in to reply to this topic or to report it.
Members in this topic: None.
[01:39 am]
ErGen -- Hello. I'm wanted know, SCMDraft 2 having a cyrillic support? (My native language - Russian and i'm wanted creating maps with Russian language)
[12:40 am]
Mini Moose 2707 -- IDK just trying to be supportive
[10:53 pm]
Suicidal Insanity -- * To
[10:53 pm]
Suicidal Insanity -- Mini Moose 2707
Mini Moose 2707 shouted: ya
What are you referring too? :P
[10:52 pm]
Suicidal Insanity -- Dat sure is a fat cat
[09:08 pm]
NudeRaider -- NudeRaider
NudeRaider shouted: Vrael could be worse: You could try to speak German in Australia. Which would probably be even less successful.
scratch that last sentence. Didn't mean to imply you were unsuccessful, because after all, du schaffst das schon! ;)
[08:23 pm]
NudeRaider -- Why are you trolling Nerdy as well now?
[07:40 pm]
Pr0nogo -- every other german i talk to likes banter
[07:01 pm]
Ultraviolet -- Pr0nogo, why you always trolling Nude?
Please log in to shout.

Members Online: Roy, Dem0n, ErGen, lloyd242