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Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on July 30, 2009, 04:31:20 PM
All questions go here, and myself or someone on the staff will do our best to answer. :)

FreeSpace Assault Force is a FPS (First Person Shooter) based on the FreeSpace universe. Current plans will have it taking place during the first Great War. You play the part of a GTA marine, who has his hands full fighting off rebel Terrans, Vasudans and possibly later on, some Shivans.

The game will be used on the Half Life 2 engine, which is possibly the best free FPS engine out there right now.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask away!
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Rodo on July 30, 2009, 04:40:59 PM
oh yeah, you are gonna do it! hehehe well I'll be looking ^^

You'll have fights inside ships right? or will it feature ship-to-ship action like in FS2 engine also?
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Snail on July 30, 2009, 04:45:15 PM
Will this one actually get released?
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: MatthewPapa on July 30, 2009, 04:51:13 PM
hopefully...

I would venture to say that FPS mods for engines like HL are somewhat easier to do than Freespace MODs because there are more tools available for them, but who knows.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on July 30, 2009, 04:52:51 PM
Quote from: Rodo;118704
oh yeah, you are gonna do it!
Yep.

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You'll have fights inside ships right?
Yep.

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will it feature ship-to-ship action like in FS2 engine also?
Possibly, but I'm not sure yet.

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Will this one actually get released?
Hopefully.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Black Wolf on July 31, 2009, 04:31:18 PM
[colour=burlywood]Do you guys have any assets made yet? Character models, weapons, hallways etc?[/colour]
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Mobius on July 31, 2009, 05:40:11 PM
Dragonsniper is working on that. :)

Oh, by the way, don't forget about NTV... ;)
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Brockenstein on August 01, 2009, 01:59:11 AM
Very interesting can't wait to see how it develops.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 01, 2009, 02:21:15 AM
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[colour=burlywood]Do you guys have any assets made yet? Character models, weapons, hallways etc?[/colour]
I think there are some models straight from HL2 that we can use. I know that there are hundreds (literally) of textures that can be used for buildings, hallways and such. And no, I have not started yet. If anyone is interested in helping, just send me a PM or feel free to ask. We need just about every position possible right now. :)

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Oh, by the way, don't forget about NTV...
I won't. I just need a temporary break from FREDing for the moment. Gives me a chance to try new things. :)
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: shiv on August 02, 2009, 11:30:03 AM
Am I part of the project staff? :D
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 02, 2009, 05:37:30 PM
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Am I part of the project staff? :D

Yep.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: shiv on August 05, 2009, 04:20:11 PM
Great. When I'm back from GB teach me how to use the Hammer editor ^^
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 05, 2009, 04:23:34 PM
Sure. Let me know when your officially back.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Syphe D. Mar on August 11, 2009, 04:04:52 AM
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will you need to own hl2 to play this?
yes you will need hl2 to play this.
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Question: Why Half Life 2?
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: FreeSpaceF on August 11, 2009, 06:12:47 AM
Question: Does HL2 cost money?
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: shiv on August 11, 2009, 10:40:19 AM
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Question: Does HL2 cost money?


yes. But you can buy it for low price on steam.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 11, 2009, 05:21:04 PM
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Question: Why Half Life 2?

Because it has an amazing engine and making the levels aren't to difficult...:nervous: Why? You think that there is a better one out there that doesn't cost a lot?
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 11, 2009, 05:22:44 PM
For just HL2, it's $20.00 U.S. on Steam. I was able to pick my copy up (HL2 with Episodes 1 and 2) for $20.00 at EBgames. All you need though is HL2.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Syphe D. Mar on August 22, 2009, 04:26:55 AM
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Why? You think that there is a better one out there that doesn't cost a lot?
Well, not necessarily better (it could be, I suppose), but there are a bunch of free FPS engines out there now.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Rodo on August 22, 2009, 03:14:21 PM
such as? I think HL engine is quite good, as a mather of fact... check the Moddb webpage, you'll find a mod that includes space fighting (ships) and it uses HL2 engine, and as far as screenshots go the mod looks quite good and fluid.
Maybe you can contact them and ask for some pointers ^^
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Mobius on August 22, 2009, 03:40:08 PM
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Question: Does HL2 cost money?


Sure. You can buy it from GoG, it's only 6€!

Sorry, but I couldn't resist! :lol:
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Brockenstein on August 22, 2009, 05:05:47 PM
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such as? I think HL engine is quite good, as a mather of fact... check the Moddb webpage, you'll find a mod that includes space fighting (ships) and it uses HL2 engine, and as far as screenshots go the mod looks quite good and fluid.
Maybe you can contact them and ask for some pointers ^^

You mean Eternal-Silence (http://eternal-silence.net/)? I found that project a while back via Google Images lol I think they are on MODDB so probably same project.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Rodo on August 22, 2009, 05:37:57 PM
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You mean Eternal-Silence (http://eternal-silence.net/)? I found that project a while back via Google Images lol I think they are on MODDB so probably same project.


yes, eternal silence, just open ModDB you'll see a highlight about them on the main page, well in fact just click http://www.moddb.com/features/eternal-silence-post-mortem (http://www.moddb.com/features/eternal-silence-post-mortem)
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Moonred on August 22, 2009, 07:37:41 PM
IMO doom3 engine will be a way better for fs fps= >_<
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: General Battuta on August 22, 2009, 08:21:31 PM
Please, no!
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Moonred on August 22, 2009, 09:20:23 PM
why no?
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: shiv on August 22, 2009, 10:59:52 PM
Doom 3 isn't as flexible modding engine as HL2 is and it isn't as populas as HL2 as well.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Moonred on August 22, 2009, 11:07:45 PM
thats sad, cuz fs on doom3 engine would be an great idea, beacouse of doom3 climat
Also I will be happy if you add me as a team member ;)
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 23, 2009, 01:22:21 AM
The HL2 engine is a very powerful FPS engine and is relatively easy to use. And as Shiv said, it has a very large community behind it. As for joining the team, please PM me about the details and how you want to help.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Moonred on August 23, 2009, 01:39:42 AM
Im just a drunk moddeler, amaking models for any1 who wants it ;)
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: Syphe D. Mar on August 30, 2009, 11:39:15 PM
Well my point was that Half Life 2 isn't free, while the following engines are:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_First-Person_Shooters#Free_first-person_shooter_game_engines

The most important part of this, though, is to bring the mod to life. If the HL2 engine succeeds in that, it'd be alright.
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 31, 2009, 01:32:01 PM
Before I wanted to start this mod, I looked through all the free first person and third person engines that I could find. In the end, I decided that you get what you pay for. The only other free engine that looked any good was probably the cube engine, but the graphics were crappy and it was a tough level designer to learn. I want this mod to look good and be of the best quality. Plus HL2 only costs $10-$20 on steam. :)
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: gamingfan on August 31, 2009, 03:08:01 PM
6€ is not at all too much for such a nice thing. i think everyone should try it. is it possible to purchase from one of the forum members at a more lower price?
Title: FreeSpace Assault Force Q's and A's
Post by: dragonsniper on August 31, 2009, 06:59:36 PM
Forum members, as in one of us? I don't think you can. Just a week ago Steam was having a massicve HL2 sale (instead of $20 U.S. it was $5) Don't know if the sale is still in effect though...