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Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: shiv on January 29, 2009, 09:26:10 AM
Syrk: The Unification Wars

Humanity has risen.
Originated on the third planet of the Sol system and having greater dreams about their future, they’ve colonized Sol.
But their fragile peace had shattered in no time and a civil war started… and the conflict’s outcome will surely determine humanity’s fate…
Even though every single Terran is sure about this, none of them can expect that they’ll meet their nemesis on the other side of an unstable jump node…


Yes, we're mod that is going to show in large campaign our vision of Unification War. The story that happened before FreeSpace: No shields, no advanced systems. Only pure fight for your survival.

You're going to meet four diffrent factions in game. Here're their quick descriptions:

STA (Solar Terran Alliance)
When humanity colonized Sol, they’ve allied under the name of Solar Terran Alliance and everything seemed to be all right. Buti t wasn’t. All the tension and hatred against the political system has escalated when radical, capitalist men offered that they’ll buy the whole Pluto for a considerable sum. Since this would have been a violation of the STA’s Mercury Convention, they’ve declined the offer. And by that decision, all hell has broken loose…

TC (Terran Confederacy)
The Terran Confederacy consists of those people who originally tried to buy Pluto, and - since they’re leaders of giant corporations – their followers and consumers. They demanded personal fleets and colonization companies. This would be equivalent of a Paramilitary Corporation and STA won’t tolerate this at all.

HE (Human Empire)
They’re the dissidents and rebels, fragments and splinter groups without a home and a place to run to. They’re the „nomads” of Sol, with hijacked capships and stolen fighters. Anarchists with a dream of separating Sol from planet to planet…

USS (United Space Stations)
No connection with America, though, these are those people who were former opposition of the STA’s government and their followers. Their policy is simply no more than to overthrow us and to pour a lot of money into system-to-system jumps. Which is untested.
It is rumoured though – and it appears to be true on some occasions – that this faction has the most advanced technology with such things that humanity never seen at all…

Expect more updates soon including screenshots, gameplay clips, movies and trailers!
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: FreeSpaceF on January 29, 2009, 09:45:55 AM
What's the name from?
Title: Why Syrk?
Post by: Lucika on January 29, 2009, 05:11:57 PM
It is a name of a very important in-campaign starsystem.
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Moonred on January 29, 2009, 10:37:30 PM
Im w8ing for moar info :D
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Rodo on January 30, 2009, 12:28:55 AM
well interesting ideas... but what will the terrans find on the other side of the node?? shivans??
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Post by: Lucika on January 30, 2009, 07:23:19 AM
Quote from: Rodo;111645
well interesting ideas... but what will the terrans find on the other side of the node?? shivans??


Rodo, I have to send you the plotline in a PM? :D
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Post by: Rodo on January 30, 2009, 01:05:46 PM
no you don't ... I'm not making fredded missions so far... maybe in the future I can help with that, then I sure will need to know, now it's just curiosity jeje.
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Snail on January 30, 2009, 04:37:09 PM
So basically a spoofed up TVWP, then...

What kinda mods you got?
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Post by: DaBrain on January 31, 2009, 10:52:53 AM
Do you already have a vague idea how big this mod will become?

How many missions and how much content?
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Lucika on January 31, 2009, 11:14:27 AM
40-50 missions and a lot of terran mods. (for instance, an installation what is much smaller than an Arcadia)
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Post by: Rodo on January 31, 2009, 12:58:55 PM
let me guess...the international space station will be still online :O
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Post by: Lucika on January 31, 2009, 01:02:20 PM
:D

(check out the mystery mission, Rodo!)
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Snail on January 31, 2009, 05:47:39 PM
Quote from: Lucika;111715
40-50 missions and a lot of terran mods. (for instance, an installation what is much smaller than an Arcadia)
50 missions and a lot of mods.


That will never be done. I think you should aim a lot lower than that, at least to begin with. Maybe 10-15 missions, use a few already made mods, etc. There is no way you'll get 50 missions done. Not for a while anyway. It's taken ED half a year and we've done barely 5-6. Making a good mission isn't an easy process.
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Post by: Lucika on January 31, 2009, 07:38:46 PM
You know, I am worse than a politician... if I say 40-50, it might just be 10...
It will only depend on the storyline and on how deep the storyline is. We'll see. Shiv will get a few TVWP mods, and the Angel already exists along with the Apollo (so some mods will surely be taken from Cardinal Spear), so even this number is not sure yet. As I said earlier, we'll see. We only just begun.
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Post by: Snail on January 31, 2009, 08:58:47 PM
Well, good luck then.

I really hope it turns out good.
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Post by: Lucika on January 31, 2009, 09:22:19 PM
Quote from: Snail;111745
Well, good luck then.

I really hope it turns out good.


Thx.
Good luck for ED!
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Post by: Snail on February 10, 2009, 05:43:37 PM
Any updates?
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Post by: Lucika on February 12, 2009, 02:38:12 PM
Quote from: Snail;112240
Any updates?


Got a fellow who decided to try out FS modding, and, yeah, 5 missions are partially complete. Sooner or later (if our modder is as good as I think) we might release a video or sg.
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Post by: Mobius on February 13, 2009, 06:24:46 PM
Assuming that the 5 missions nearing completion are the first 5, could you release a demo? :)
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Lucika on February 14, 2009, 05:06:45 PM
Not yet. The idea is good, I might do it, but we lack the mods presently.
Pre-FS1 ships, you know... just got a modder, but it will take some time anyway.
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: shiv on February 14, 2009, 05:18:49 PM
Why not to use TVWP/INFA stuff?
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Post by: Lucika on February 14, 2009, 06:12:51 PM
Well, if you get those mods for us... :)
By the way, the idea is good.
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Post by: Snail on February 17, 2009, 12:11:56 PM
I want screenshots.
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Post by: Moonred on February 17, 2009, 03:10:30 PM
If you need blocky like terran ships... humm I can make somthing o_.
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Post by: Lucika on February 17, 2009, 05:54:42 PM
Quote from: Moonred;112515
If you need blocky like terran ships... humm I can make somthing o_.


In this case, welcome to the team! :)

If you're registrated at HLP, PM me, I have the same nick over there.
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Post by: Lucika on February 18, 2009, 01:20:11 PM
Quote from: Lucika;112522
In this case, welcome to the team! :)

If you're registrated at HLP, PM me, I have the same nick over there.



Now you're in the priv forums.
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Lucika on April 30, 2009, 03:24:04 PM
A fast status report: 5 missions are done in alpha stage and mods are starting to come to life.
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: Snail on July 26, 2009, 07:19:39 PM
Any progress??
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: shiv on July 26, 2009, 07:24:27 PM
Yeah.

Crowd demands screenshots! :D
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Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 12:37:07 PM
I'm honestly not sure if Lucika is currently around, so I'll give you a minor update and leave the screenies to other cool stuff to him. Currently, there are around 8 missions made ( 5 or 6 of which have been completely bug tested.) I have also seen several real cool planets made by one of the members of the team. Hopefully Lucika will give you some screenshots soon. :)
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Post by: shiv on July 27, 2009, 12:45:54 PM
Will it be continued even if Lucika won't return?
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Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 12:55:15 PM
I'm not sure were Lucika has gone to. I'm pretty sure that RL is busy for him right now. If he does not return, or is not interested anymore, then I plan on it being continued. The main problem right now is that he and I are the two that have been working on it lately (not sure where the other 5 members have gone to) and the other problem is the length of the mod. It's a great idea and a cool storyline, but it may have to be shortened a bit. That's for Lucika to decide though.
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Post by: shiv on July 27, 2009, 12:57:58 PM
Well, too long campaigns are always harder to do.
It's better to make shorter campaign, but with high quality missions, dialogues and something that won't be kept in development for years and released faster :yes:
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 01:13:18 PM
Longer campaigns are... longer, no objections there. What the project really needs right now are FREDers. Lucika had plans for this to be a 60+ mission mod spread over several chapters. However, with 2 active FREDers (myself and him) and 1 bugtester (myself) progress is very slow. He also wants to use some different ships, so downloading them and putting them into the game will be interesting. However, we may decide just to use FS1 ships with edited tables. :)
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Post by: shiv on July 27, 2009, 01:29:53 PM
You've got also a possibility to use INFA ships and TVWP ships.
I might consider re-joining this project to help you out with FREDding.

Does it cover war with Vasudans too?
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Post by: Rodo on July 27, 2009, 01:38:03 PM
I am here... I was supposed to make planets and help with the bugtest, but I can Fred also... the problem is that I'm alredy working on several other mods.

Do you have the storyline dragon? If that's up then I guess we could go on if Luc does not come back, but I bet he'll be around in a couple of days.
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Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 01:39:06 PM
I don't believe that the Vasudans have been found yet. It mainly follows several different groups from Earth and the wars around the planets in our area of space (wars go as far as Pluto, which IS a planet in this campaign.) :) So I don't believe that the Vasudans are around yet. But they could easily be introduced after the first 20 missions or so.
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Post by: shiv on July 27, 2009, 01:42:43 PM
Well, Vasudans are cool, I'd love to see them. Unification can be performed in order to fight with Vasudan threat for humanity :pimp:
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Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 01:45:57 PM
Once again, it's all up to what Lucika has in mind (considering he's still around.)
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: shiv on July 27, 2009, 02:10:15 PM
But I thought there's some design doc already.
Title: What is Syrk project?! Quick brief and "ask us" thread!
Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 02:21:21 PM
Design doc? Like a background doc?
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Post by: Rodo on July 27, 2009, 02:28:42 PM
vasudan ships seem harder to mod, they have curved edges and such... maybe with already existing mods but still.. it would be making the campaign bigger.
The team is kinda split up in RL and other mods so we don't even know if we are gonna be in business for much more longer unfortunately.
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Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 02:53:44 PM
Quote
The team is kinda split up in RL and other mods so we don't even know if we are gonna be in business for much more longer unfortunately.
That's it in a nutshell. I've PM'ed Lucika at HL, but his stats said that he hadn't been on since the 15th of July. Even if the project is going down, maybe a short demo can be scrapped from it. :)
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Post by: shiv on July 27, 2009, 06:09:42 PM
I think he's on holidays trip. If he doesn't return in time of two months, we can say he left and other guys can take the lead of the project.

Anyway, if you need help in making mission backgrounds (with LS nebula) I can help you, because I like it and I think I'm good in that ;)
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Post by: dragonsniper on July 27, 2009, 07:41:39 PM
I think he said somewhere at one point of time that having the lightspeed nebula pack may be a good idea. However, I'm recalling that from memory, and it's possible that he didn't say that at all.
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Post by: Mobius on July 27, 2009, 09:24:34 PM
The nebula pack is part of the MVPs now - having it is very, very easy now.

It's powerful when used to create backgrounds, really. I strongly suggest to use it. :)
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Post by: Lucika on July 31, 2009, 07:47:51 PM
Okay, I'd like to hereby announce that I am back (like the Terminator :D)
Sorry for being dead but I got an incredible opportunity (someone is willing to publish my book and this is a great dealt considering my age) and it took away most of my free time. Now I am here... :)
As we've stated above, I'd be happy to release screenies but we are crying for mods :D I am planning to take another look at Cardinal Spear and see what I can dig up.
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Post by: Snail on July 31, 2009, 07:54:12 PM
Try TVWP, then wait for INFASA.
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Post by: Mobius on July 31, 2009, 08:12:15 PM
What do you need, Lucika? :)
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Post by: General Battuta on July 31, 2009, 08:57:55 PM
Quote from: Lucika;118789
Okay, I'd like to hereby announce that I am back (like the Terminator :D)
Sorry for being dead but I got an incredible opportunity (someone is willing to publish my book and this is a great dealt considering my age) and it took away most of my free time. Now I am here... :)
As we've stated above, I'd be happy to release screenies but we are crying for mods :D I am planning to take another look at Cardinal Spear and see what I can dig up.


Be deeply, deeply suspicious. Who is this someone? I'll contact my friends in publishing and verify that they're trustworthy. There are a LOT of scams out there.
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Post by: Lucika on August 01, 2009, 11:06:05 AM
Quote from: General Battuta;118796
Be deeply, deeply suspicious. Who is this someone? I'll contact my friends in publishing and verify that they're trustworthy. There are a LOT of scams out there.


I am born with a built-in distrust generator :D
And even if it fails to kick in, at least I'll have a manuscript :D
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Post by: General Battuta on August 01, 2009, 02:14:31 PM
If your manuscript was bought on spec and you don't even have an agent, odds are this is not someone you want to be published by. But yeah, at least you'll have something written.
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Post by: Lucika on August 01, 2009, 09:16:32 PM
Quote from: General Battuta;118826
If your manuscript was bought on spec and you don't even have an agent, odds are this is not someone you want to be published by. But yeah, at least you'll have something written.

I guess even the chance is a good thing to have at the age of 15.
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Post by: General Battuta on August 02, 2009, 01:34:48 AM
I'm sorry, but there is absolutely no way that any real publishing outfit would risk money on an unwritten spec story from an unknown author.

If you are being asked to pay for any element of this process (copies of the book, whatever), you're being scammed.

Read this thoroughly (http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/)

and this. (http://www.sfwa.org/Beware/)
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Post by: Lucika on August 02, 2009, 10:08:40 AM
Quote from: General Battuta;118862
I'm sorry, but there is absolutely no way that any real publishing outfit would risk money on an unwritten spec story from an unknown author.

If you are being asked to pay for any element of this process (copies of the book, whatever), you're being scammed.

Read this thoroughly (http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/)

and this. (http://www.sfwa.org/Beware/)


Look, I am only doing the writing. The rest will go to my parents who are in business. And if you believe that this is such an incredibly great publisher, than you are in a mistake :) Hungary is a small place :D
But still, I'll just write and will see how deep that rabbit hole is.
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Post by: ShadowGorrath on December 03, 2009, 04:32:59 PM
What's left to be done?
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Post by: dragonsniper on December 04, 2009, 01:34:04 PM
On the project, or his writing?
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Post by: Lucika on December 04, 2009, 09:28:12 PM
Quote from: dragonsniper;123206
On the project, or his writing?

I guess the project :D Place your bets!