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Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: shiv on February 08, 2009, 05:13:14 PM
8th February 2008

Hi! Nearly a year has passed since we restarted this project. Karajorma gave us the idea to start our own Developer's Blog similar to the Diaspora one. That way we can keep you informed about what we're currently doing and bring you some updates along with screenshots and other cool stuff.

Being a project leader isn't an easy task. Coordinating the jobs of all team members, getting stuff together and making sure everyone has a task to do is a very time consuming job. However it's fun to see the game take form and how fast we're progressing.

And what am I doing except leading Omega Team? Mostly FREDding and maintaning modpack with ShadowGorrath. My job covers adding and balancing ship and weapon tables, adding stuff in-game like POF models, music files, keeping file naming conventions along with other tasks. FREDding, for those unfamiliar with FreeSpace, is simply mission designing. I think it's the most time consuming job of everything that I'm doing for this mod but the results are pretty much always awesome. Most of missions for our first release are already FREDed, though there's some that need to be re-done from scratch or rethought, there's plenty of work to do yet!

And we're finally bringing the modpack together, We're going to have some new Shivan ships for you in our first release. We want to present you one of our Shivan corvettes. Mesh was modelled by Moonred and textured by Esarai:

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5250/shivanwarship2su8.png)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/esaraisaiea/SDMalor.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/esaraisaiea/SCvMalor-1.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/esaraisaiea/SCvMalor-2.jpg)


And this vessel was modelled, UVmapped and textured in only three days! Sounds impossible, doesn't it? But it's true.

Stay tuned and expect more updates!
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on February 16, 2009, 06:05:53 PM
Psst, Shiv. How often are we gonna update this thing?
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: shiv on February 16, 2009, 06:44:47 PM
Very often ;) :P
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on February 16, 2009, 08:59:01 PM
I mean, it's been a week already.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on February 25, 2009, 07:28:36 PM
Well, there's not much to say... We completely want to redo all the mission scripts, but hardly anyone has time and inspiration. Snail's gotten up to mission 4 though.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on March 01, 2009, 07:47:03 AM
The mission scripts are there now. About half of them are new, but we kept some as well. So not all 10+ missions of the first act have to be remade, luckily.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on March 09, 2009, 10:56:22 PM
We're slowly getting on the FREDding again...
Also, peterv has returned. So you just *might* see a new model within the coming... Dunno.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on March 18, 2009, 07:12:31 PM
We have some new, shiny Shivans now. Untextured, but... :naughty:

I have probably already told you too much though. *runs*
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on March 27, 2009, 09:30:37 AM
>.< Exams
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on April 05, 2009, 09:03:12 PM
I bet you guys are gonna love our Sol Gate :)
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: Snail on April 05, 2009, 09:06:30 PM
This really needs to be updated. The fact that we got bored with the concept after the first issue really says a lot about our team, doesn't it...
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: GenericCorvette on April 07, 2009, 02:16:42 AM
We're selfish little bastards, keeping our fun toys to ourselves.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on April 14, 2009, 06:28:53 AM
Seems that we're getting more active again :biggrin1:
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on April 22, 2009, 10:15:34 AM
It's alive! Muahahahaha!
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: Tantalus53 on April 22, 2009, 11:37:43 AM
Erm... Being new, i know how others feel when they see theirs no new updates... Can anyone be on IRC in 12 hours or so, so we can discuss something to put here?
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: GenericCorvette on April 25, 2009, 08:36:15 AM
Quote from: Tantalus53;114653
new updates


Two updates for everyone:
1: An awesome model has very recently been completed.
2: I LIEK CHOCOLATE MILK
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: qazwsx on April 26, 2009, 06:53:17 PM
Just been doing some stuff with AO baking, it's making the ships look damn nice!
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: Rodo on April 29, 2009, 08:29:45 PM
then share!!! with us :drevil:
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on April 30, 2009, 06:59:05 AM
Before: http://imagebin.org/46708

After: http://imagebin.org/46709

Take a look quickly, they'll be gone any moment now :naughty:
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: Rodo on April 30, 2009, 12:04:36 PM
it looks better, yes it does.

those prominent horns make my wonder if I'll get any kills crashing stuff ^^
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: Takashi! on April 30, 2009, 03:29:33 PM
That's a big cannon on the side of it :O
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: Snail on May 04, 2009, 12:51:34 AM
Website has been updated.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on May 13, 2009, 10:42:30 AM
Oops, almost forgot the weekly update :nervous:
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on May 20, 2009, 01:43:55 PM
How do the words "intro cutscene" sound?
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on May 28, 2009, 10:15:59 AM
I'm curious as to how Nighteyes will do it...
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: ShadowGorrath on May 28, 2009, 11:09:51 AM
It's painfully obvious that a "really very large" ammount of people visit this thread. I'm sure about that, because around 90% posts here are by the ED team.

So I say not bother. Though we might get a little more attention if we started having internal discussions in the public forum here :p
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on June 07, 2009, 05:22:07 AM
We've got this truly awesome Shivan bomber here from [V] concept art. Dunno if you can have pics of it though.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: qazwsx on June 16, 2009, 09:32:44 PM
New Media update for June:
http://www.moddb.com/games/earth-defence
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on June 17, 2009, 05:44:40 AM
Psst. The second planet, between the icy one and the gas giant, is mine :P
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: FreeSpaceF on June 19, 2009, 03:35:03 PM
It really is. (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,41939.msg1222463.html#msg1222463) Fix plz.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: shiv on July 23, 2009, 09:43:20 AM
Check the ModDB update (http://www.moddb.com/games/earth-defence/news/earth-defense-july-media-update). You can find there a new, cool music preview.
Title: Omega Team Dev Blog
Post by: shiv on September 03, 2009, 12:41:22 PM
Designing missions, it's a pain in ass:
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7647/missiondesign.png)