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Starcraft Fan campaign Listing V3
Jun 20 2021, 10:11 am
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Apr 26 2022, 3:51 pm Zincoshine Post #221



Episode 1 of Capital ruin has been QA'd. At the moment the campaign is on the borderline and a recommendation or lack thereof is 50/50. The missing mod files were only really a problem with Ivan who is supposed to be a modded Sarah Kerrigan unit, and even then it doesn't affect gameplay. Proceeding onwards with Episode 2.....

An interesting fact: Sharandar, the author of "reclamation of aiur" is one of the playtesters of Capital Ruin.

edit: Capital Ruin has been Archived and QA'd. It came extremely close to getting a recommendation, but serious gameplay problems with the micro missions in the second chapter finally sealed the campaign's fate. The 5th order is next....

edit 2: I felt a bit guilty about not giving Capital ruin a recommendation so I decided to revisit it. Turns out the next mission had gameplay just as bad as the previous map. No, sorry, this cannot possibly get a recommendation.

Post has been edited 3 time(s), last time on Apr 28 2022, 9:05 am by Zincoshine.



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Apr 28 2022, 8:33 pm Zincoshine Post #222



Episode 1 of The 5th order has been QA'd. So far the campaign is heading towards a recommendation, albeit with a score in the high 60s. The missing mod files have proven to be completely unnecessary for the campaign so far. This is in contrast to Capital Ruin where the lack of the modfiles resulted in a character becoming transexual because the modfiles transformed kerrigan into a red-headed man named Ivan.



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Apr 30 2022, 8:03 pm Zincoshine Post #223



Episode 2 of the 5th order has been QA'd. Well, this campaign has, more or less, turned into retribution. Nearly all missions involve the destruction of all enemy turrets. Mission 5 is in a very bad shape and at this point, it looks like the 5th order is heading towards a conditional recommendation for all those who like retribution. Episode 3 seems to have been done separately so perhaps it will end up being different and better than the first two episodes? I guess we will find out soon....



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May 1 2022, 9:48 am Zincoshine Post #224



The 5th order has been QA'd and Archived. It has failed to get a recommendation. It's basically just retribution, but worse, and retribution itself was only able to get a conditional recommendation. Having said this, it is worth mentioning that this campaign is remarkably good for its time and is, in fact, better than the fenix, which was made around the same time as this campaign.

With the completion of the 5th order, all known unmodded campaigns have at last finally been archived and QA'd. There are just 4 campaigns left now before this project is finally complete. First off is War for Peace by Era. "War for peace" and "Rivalry" are sadly the only two modded campaigns that have been found with all files intact ever since pr0nogo found "Legacy of the Phoenix" 1 and a half years ago.

edit: Bad news. I just realized there's a missing mission for war for peace. Well, actually it's not so bad since the campaign is a total mess, nothing seems to have been properly tested. The campaign has been tossed into the missing files section and archived.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on May 1 2022, 9:14 pm by Zincoshine.



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May 3 2022, 8:56 am Zincoshine Post #225



Well, I had just begun to QA Rivalry when this happened: https://store.steampowered.com/category/going_rogue/?tab=4&facets15180=11%3A2

...wow. Wow! To quote the Zeji skate:
It's the game[s] of our lives.
[I'm going to have] one HELL of a time [playing these].
[This sale is a] World-Class performance!

Work on this project is on hold until early June where I expect to finish this project once and for all before the steam summer sale starts (of course, if any campaigns are made or found in the meantime, they'll be added as soon as possible to the index.



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May 25 2022, 9:12 pm Zincoshine Post #226



I'm back! Sadly most of the games that were bought in the previous sale turned out to be bad so I finished playing them earlier than expected.

Anyway, it's time to complete QAing the last 3 remaining campaigns and finish this project once and for all.

Rivalry, the first of these 3, has been QA'd and archived. It has failed to get a recommendation. The first two missions are good but the next 2 are in very bad shape with very serious bugs in the third mission and awful gameplay in the fourth. In addition, the campaign is unfinished and abandoned. Pr0nogo made a number of campaigns like this although this is the only case in which the files aren't missing. Personally, I think he should have spent more time working on his past campaigns instead of wasting time on youtube but it is what it is. He did however complete one original campaign, which will be talked more about when the time comes. That campaign is the last campaign on the pending list.

Anyway, Tachyon (with the true mod files this time) is next.

Post has been edited 6 time(s), last time on May 26 2022, 6:15 am by Zincoshine.



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May 26 2022, 6:50 pm Zincoshine Post #227



Tachyon has been QA'd and archived. It has received a recommendation. It scored 73%. It is the most original campaign ever made and the most modded one ever made as well with literally every aspect of this campaign being modded (except for the AI, but AI modding is evaluated under gameplay). Text, custom commands, custom units, movie, integration. It really has it all. The gameplay and the mapping are mediocre at best though so while this campaign is something everyone should check out, don't expect excellence in the actual missions themselves. The plot is also over convoluted.

Now that Tachyon has been archived, the archive process is officially completed. Every single campaign file located on the internet so far is now available in the listing.

There are only two things left to do now. 1) QA Inconsummate 2) Restructure the listing one last time.

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May 30 2022, 10:06 pm Zincoshine Post #228



Inconsummate has been QA'd

It has earned a score of 90%, making it the best starcraft custom campaign ever made. It features the same excellent gameplay as the andrea rosa campaigns while combining it with state of the art modding that creates an experience that blows the original starcraft campaigns out of the water. Having played this, I can see why Pr0nogo has since 2017 had the attitude that he has towards custom campaigns. It's hard to enjoy other campaigns after playing such a high-quality campaign and realizing just how massive the potential of starcraft really is... and how it is entirely wasted by people who are too scared to learn modding. Inconsummate is also one of the last modded campaigns ever made for classic starcraft with reaver menace being the only one that was made afterwards (and which is itself the third best starcraft campaign ever made). Obviously, it has earned a massive recommendation. but it's probably best to play this after you've played all the other recommended campaigns first so that you don't get disappointed by the quality of everything else afterwards. I knew this might be an issue which is why I left this all the way to the end.

The pending section of the listing has been removed as it is now empty. The listing will be restructured tomorrow and I will likewise mention what changes are made. The restructuring will see both the uncategorised section and the work in progress section getting removed. What happens with the campaigns in those two sections will be detailed in a post I made tomorrow following the restructuring. Unless more campaigns are found or made, it will be my final comment in this thread.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on May 31 2022, 6:48 am by Zincoshine.



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May 31 2022, 7:12 pm Zincoshine Post #229



Alright, it's time to finish this. Here's the final update to the listing (until something new is found or made). All changes are listed below.

The color legend has been changed. Blue now simply means the campaign hasn't been analyzed. White has no meaning anymore.

Trinity's conditional recommendation as an example campaign has been removed. If you want good examples, see Tachyon(modding examples), Inconsummate (modding potential and good gameplay design), and Champions of Khandia (good mapping and good gameplay).

The "Campaigns under development" section has been removed. The fate of the campaigns within are as follows:

- "When one domino falls" has been moved to the bottom of the English language section, no change in color (blue)
- "Prominence" has been moved to the bottom of the English language section, no change in color (blue)
- "Heroes & Silence" has been moved to the bottom of the Spanish language section, no change in color (blue)
- "Wings of liberty" has been moved to the bottom of the other language section, no change in color (blue)

The "uncategorized campaigns" section has been removed. The fate of the campaigns within are as follow:

- "New Avalon" has been placed into the appropriate location within the english language section, no change in color (blue)
- "The hybrids" has been placed into the appropriate location within the english language section. The color has been changed from yellow to blue.
- "The zakat chronicles" has been placed into the appropriate location within the english language section. The color has been changed from red to blue.
- "Starcraft alternate" has been placed into the appropriate location within the english language section. The color has been changed from red to blue.
- "Starcraft mass recall" has been placed into the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (green)
- "Glory to the Earth" has been placed into the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (blue) A note has been added under the requirements indicating the campaign can't be run.
- "UED AI Project" has been placed into the appropriate location within the english language section. The color has been changed from blue to green, giving the campaign a so-called "blind" recommendation, similar to the ones that the Eredalis campaigns have. Although I have not played it. I have seen enough of it on youtube to know that it is definitely recommended.
- "Central independent systems" has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section. The color has been changed from blue to red and it is now refused a rating.
- "Starcraft & Broodwar alternate" has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section. The color has been changed from blue to green, giving it a blind recommendation. However, the difficulty has also been changed to "too hard" in order to warn casual and regular players that they should avoid this one.
- "Wicked reality" has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (blue)
- "project hydra: Episode 1" has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (blue)
- SkywinDragoon's campaign has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (red) It is now refused a rating.
- "Vision of the future series" has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (green)
- "Legacy of the confederation all" has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (yellow)
- "SC Adventures: The insurgent" has been moved to the appropriate location within the english language section, no color change. (blue)

Borders have been added to separate campaigns under ongoing development from those that are not.
The censorship on the person who created chronicles of van fleet and diary of the rifle soldier has been lifted.
The hall of fame has received a few final updates.

Well, that's it guys. It's amazing to think that this massive archive all started from a small side project in late 2019. It took 2.5 years but here it is. One of the reasons why I began this project was because I wanted to disprove those who said that all the campaigns are bad and to disprove Pr0nogo's assertions in particular. I had hoped to find plenty of diamonds hidden in the rough but very few were found (in fact, vagrants was the only true diamond I found). Most of what pr0nogo stated back in late 2019 turned out to, unfortunately, be true but as this spreadsheet shows, there are nonetheless a good amount of campaigns worth playing, even if the amount is not even close to what I had hoped it could be.

Now it is time to turn the page on this chapter in my life and see what the future holds. Good luck everyone, and don't forget to post any files or other content that you believe should be in this archive. Future discoveries may or may not be QA'd going forward but at least they will be archived.

edit: Broodwar classic installation instructions have been provided along with Farty1Billion's installer exe.

edit 2: The original post of this thread has been updated with most of the FAQ being removed since most of it was no longer relevant anymore.

edit 3: descriptions of each category have been updated

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Jun 2 2022, 7:38 pm Zergy Post #230



Hello,

Congratulation for all the work you put into this project, organizing, playing and testing all these campaigns must have been quite a task.

So, on my side, I noticed that the version of "Over the Stars" I gave you isn't complete.
This campaign have 6 episodes of 10 maps plus the campaign "Esclavagistes" -who is just the French version of the "Enslavers" campaign by Blizzard as "Over the Stars" is based on it- and the version I gave you on only have the fourth first episodes.
I was able to download the campaign again from it original website by tweaking the download links and made a package including the French version of "Enslavers" and the first five episodes of the campaign, sadly, the sixth one was never released.


You can download the full package here

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French map maker, not really active these days.

Jun 3 2022, 2:09 pm Finally91 Post #231



Is "order by rate" sheet gone forever?



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Jun 3 2022, 3:43 pm Zincoshine Post #232



I never thought someone would actually ask for it to come back. Lol

I had some ideas on how to revive it but since no one asked I thought it best to just let it be. Now that you've asked I'll have to do something about this...

I'll probably go with the option of making it have two categories, one for scored campaigns and one without... I can't do it the old way of just simply changing the sort order in existing categories because the existing categories are purely grouping campaigns based on their language and feature both scored and unscored campaigns now.



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Jun 4 2022, 8:46 am Zincoshine Post #233



And done. over the stars has been updated and the order by score table is restored. It does not feature a row for the score of all parts of legacy of the confederation and vision of the future combined however. Only the individual parts are present.



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Jun 5 2022, 5:19 pm Zincoshine Post #234



A small update: Stellar forces has been QA'd. It is the worst campaign of all time. I decided to do this because as bad as Starcraft Heroes is, its missions are still at least acting as a single entity and it has a very small amount of customisation. Ok the other hand, stellar forces has no positives whatsoever and it's missions are about as connected as a group of random scenario maps downloaded from the internet.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jun 6 2022, 3:06 am by Zincoshine.



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Jun 6 2022, 7:52 pm Zergy Post #235



I spent the last weekend doing some tweaking on my campaign, so, some stuff were modified.

v1/original:
- Standardization of texts colors and dialogs across the maps.
- Spell checking, difficulty balancing and bugs corrections on some maps.
- Switching victory condition from "Destroy every [buildings]" to "Destroy every [factories]" for the map who use it.

v2/remaster:
- Different modifications were done after C(a)HeK reviewed it.

To make things easier for you I made a zip file including v1/original and v2/remaster of the campaign (including French and "English" version for the v2/remaster)
Download the complete package

Post has been edited 2 time(s), last time on Jun 7 2022, 5:28 pm by Zergy.



French map maker, not really active these days.

Jun 7 2022, 9:28 pm Zincoshine Post #236



ok, I've updated the files now :)



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Jun 7 2022, 10:58 pm Zergy Post #237



Quote from Zincoshine
ok, I've updated the files now :)
I just checked by downloading the version you have, to be short I uploaded a first version of the archive the 06/06/2022 without the victory condition switch in v1/original, as I totally forgot to do it, then, I re-uploaded it the 06/07/2022 with the victory condition modification.

I think you downloaded the first version of the archive.

Sorry for inconvenience, my fault.



French map maker, not really active these days.

Jun 9 2022, 2:54 pm Andrea Rosa Post #238

Just a glitch in the Matrix

Way to go, Chris! You have earned your place in the Guinness Book of StarCraft Records for playing and analyzing virtually every campaign ever made. Also, congrats to Pr0nogo for winning the trophy, as expected. I hope you will still keep updating the Master List from time to time.



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''Go to hell'' is basic. ''I hope your favorite StarCraft character gets voiced by Pr0nogo'' is smart. It's possible. It's terrifying.

Jun 9 2022, 5:33 pm NudeRaider Post #239

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

Quote from Andrea Rosa
Way to go, Chris! You have earned your place in the Guinness Book of StarCraft Records for playing and analyzing virtually every campaign ever made. Also, congrats to Pr0nogo for winning the trophy, as expected. I hope you will still keep updating the Master List from time to time.
What he said. Minerals awarded.




Jun 10 2022, 7:05 am Zincoshine Post #240



Quote from Andrea Rosa
Way to go, Chris! You have earned your place in the Guinness Book of StarCraft Records for playing and analyzing virtually every campaign ever made.

lol, thanks. Although if you take the foreign language campaigns into account then I've only reviewed about 2/3rds of the campaigns. I really wish those were in English but such is life...


Quote from Zergy

I think you downloaded the first version of the archive.

Sorry for inconvenience, my fault.
OK, I fixed it now :)



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