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Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on November 12, 2009, 02:40:50 PM
Myself or Lucika will update this for your guys sake every now and then. So, for a first update, Lucika and I are tied up in RL and other projects. The first 5 or 6 missions are in a Beta stage right now, but since we can't find whoever used to be our beta tester/testers, he and I have to do that to. Currently, there are about 30-50 missions to do (don't laugh and scoff us, it's doable.)

Please don't ask when the demo will be out. We don't know yet ourselves.

So there you have it. Expect more updates in the weeks to follow. :)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on November 12, 2009, 02:46:15 PM
BTW, maybe you should sticky this Lucika.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on December 03, 2009, 03:19:04 PM
Well, since it's been 3 weeks, I guess I should fill you all in again.

I haven't been able to get anything done sadly, as for Lucika, I'm not sure. Hopefully, I'll be able to work on it a bit during the Christmas break, but I'm not 100% sure how it will work out. Since not much has changed lately, everything is about the same as 3 weeks ago.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on December 06, 2009, 12:47:41 AM
Okay, a quick update.

As for 1) I am back and I start to FRED the missions in Syrk.
2) Since those missions won't require much of a modding, I assume I'll be able to put together a 30-60 seconds teaser in two weeks or so.
3) As stated at least a trillion times, we're recruiting, basically for each and every position. From FREDders through testers to modders, everyone's help is highly appreciated.

Also, I'd hereby thank dragonsniper for keeping the forum (and basically the campagin) alive in the past few months as I had a really tough time in RL (five disasters, all at the same time).

And yeah, I'll sticky this thread.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on December 15, 2009, 07:32:26 PM
Just a quick look at the progress:

Story - 300% done (no typo)
Mods - 90-100% done but Implementation - 5% done thus Teaser video - 0% done
FREDding - 12% done (just a quick estimation, of course)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on December 16, 2009, 11:04:59 PM
I launched a personal development blog, most of the updates will be there but all the material and stuff will be here. So try to keep an eye out on both sites, right? :)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on December 19, 2009, 01:31:39 AM
Yay, time for some juicy screenshots!
No mods implemented yet, hence the Ulysses and the Herc.

Subspace as you've never seen it before.
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1990/25969218.jpg)

Chased in Syrk.
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3163/20114534.jpg)

Something is seriously wrong here. Don't ask what.
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2149/92575778.jpg)

Guess the priority set on "Chase player" :P
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8527/73184541.jpg)
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8985/86407670.jpg)


Revenge for War of the Worlds!!!
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/322/97176574.jpg)

And a nice explosion for you as a bonus.
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/491/35133831.jpg)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on December 28, 2009, 04:37:01 PM
Another update. Nothing overly exiting though. We were not able to even get a teaser trailer together, due to "technical problems" (i.e. Windows Movie Maker being a piece of crap and uncooperative.) So, hopefully the screenies will hold off the mob for now. :D

Progress is slow at the moment, but new screenshots by the end of the month may be possible if you are good and patient, and if Lucika feels up to it. :D

So that's the weekly update. Expect more to come later.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on January 16, 2010, 09:14:19 PM
Ship implementation begun (model issues resolved), internal forum totally redesigned.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on January 20, 2010, 02:42:47 AM
Ship implementation. Weapon implementation started.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on January 20, 2010, 10:04:41 PM
Quote from: dragonsniper;126433
Ship implementation. Weapon implementation started.

I can only hope that you've meant "Ship implementation done." :P:D
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on January 20, 2010, 10:40:09 PM
I think that we forgot to mention the fact that we have our FSWiki page now:
http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Syrk:_The_Unification_Wars
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on January 24, 2010, 08:05:47 PM
Ladies and gentlemen!
Project Syrk has came to an important day: we've reached our one-year anniversary!
That's right, it was exactly 365 days ago when a naive and infant Lucika contacted the HLP community with high hopes and great plans about his campaign idea in this very topic.
 (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=60593.0)
As a celebration, we've put together a little video for you to see what kind of awesome stuff we've managed to put together!
Without further ado, I present the Glorious Link. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u85ILgewUV4)
Enjoy! :)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on February 09, 2010, 01:33:37 PM
Weekly update:

FREDing has started on several missions. Ships and weapons are being tweaked. Everything is moving along at a nice pace for the time being.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on February 22, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
I'll soon make an update with loads of screenshots :) Probably tomorrow.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Brockenstein on February 22, 2010, 11:01:31 PM
O I'll be looking forward to that then.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on February 23, 2010, 11:55:07 PM
Okay, here they are :)
There is really nothing to say about these, I've just went through some of the missions with Fraps (supposedly, not actually) taking screenshots every one second. As such, there was like 90% of uninteresting dogfights so I decided to stick with these. A text update follows in the next post.

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4095/fs2open3611rinfsse22010.th.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/fs2open3611rinfsse22010.jpg/)

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2782/a13mw.th.jpg) (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/a13mw.jpg/)

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9554/a12u.th.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/i/a12u.jpg/)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8932/a11fs.th.jpg) (http://img411.imageshack.us/i/a11fs.jpg/)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9484/a10bs.th.jpg) (http://img685.imageshack.us/i/a10bs.jpg/)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4933/65413772.th.jpg) (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/65413772.jpg/)

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1927/67068574.th.jpg) (http://img175.imageshack.us/i/67068574.jpg/)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8013/37358518.th.jpg) (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/37358518.jpg/)

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8692/90825471.th.jpg) (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/90825471.jpg/)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6250/60959207.th.jpg) (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/60959207.jpg/)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7596/97071196.th.jpg) (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/97071196.jpg/)

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/1456/21814861.th.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/21814861.jpg/)

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1903/25840477.th.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/25840477.jpg/)

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2301/97765992.th.jpg) (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/97765992.jpg/)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on February 24, 2010, 12:04:42 AM
I will post some more screenshots in one or two days - those will be eyecandies again.

As for the update:
We have weapons and ships (with some rarely featured ones yet to be added) -> FRED. Next to FREDding, I wrote a whole new intel database. We have a demo plan too - well, more like a short prequel depicting the outbreak of the rebellion. No release time yet.

Another note on the screenshots: the discussion is not yet to be seen at some parts, hence the big ugly red lines. And, as I've said before, there will be more.

We're still lacking testers, FREDders (personally I'd be happy to see a texturer /or who the hell does the reskins :D/ too) so feel free to join us if you have some spare time and are interested.

And one last thing: I am posting a poll (http://www.game-warden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8170) regarding some of the ships (seen the FFPack ships?), we need your opinion on the matter.


That is all for now, stay tuned for more eyecandy.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on February 26, 2010, 01:08:31 AM
Lo and behold!

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2768/57272703.th.jpg) (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/57272703.jpg/)
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9086/12955738.th.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/12955738.jpg/)
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6579/13855796.th.jpg) (http://img205.imageshack.us/i/13855796.jpg/)
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/9194/34464128.th.jpg) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/34464128.jpg/)
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/892/58609986.th.jpg) (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/58609986.jpg/)
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6082/80930052.th.jpg) (http://img517.imageshack.us/i/80930052.jpg/)
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1528/16196982.th.jpg) (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/16196982.jpg/)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8524/48037938.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/48037938.jpg/)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on March 16, 2010, 01:15:46 PM
Another news update. Things are moving along well. Ship implementation is nearly finished, along with the weapons. FREDing is moving at a slow, but steady pace as-well.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on April 04, 2010, 07:10:54 PM
Due to Lucika and I currently doing several RL side projects, and the Second Great War Project Let's Play video's, production has slowed slightly. Once the LP's are done, you can expect for things to pick up again.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: starlord on May 02, 2010, 06:36:19 PM
I was thinking, why not try to link this campaign with the unification chapter of the TVWP? mainly before it's unification campaign? I seem to recall a lunar rebellion of somesorts...
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on May 05, 2010, 04:06:16 PM
Quote from: starlord;131437
I was thinking, why not try to link this campaign with the unification chapter of the TVWP? mainly before it's unification campaign? I seem to recall a lunar rebellion of somesorts...


Remember that this campaing will feature Shivans so I don't think that they would "cooperate" well. :)

As for an update: slow FREDding. Since we still lack FREDders and testers, we are uber slow. Right now I am planning to put together another teaser video for recruitment purposes.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Blue Lion on May 05, 2010, 10:31:04 PM
Yay stuff happening!
Title: Syrk News
Post by: starlord on May 06, 2010, 02:24:02 PM
Wait, hold on: shivans appear in the UNIFICATION WARS before the great war?

How can we stand a chance with pre-great war weapons against shields we don't have?
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on May 07, 2010, 12:47:39 AM
Oh, Lucika has it all planned out rather brilliantly. You'll see... you'll see.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on May 07, 2010, 09:18:36 PM
Video updates here. :)
http://www.youtube.com/user/SyrkDev
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on May 11, 2010, 12:37:55 AM
We're currently suffering from some larger technical difficulties, so no progress in FREDing and testing will be made until it is fully resolved.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: The E on May 11, 2010, 09:58:10 AM
Well, you know where you can get support for all FSO-related problems....
Title: Syrk News
Post by: dragonsniper on May 12, 2010, 11:40:05 AM
That I do. It's a problem relating to tables or a missing model(s) so it shouldn't be that hard to get fixed (hopefully.) I plan to work on that later today, so that FREDing can continue.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on June 03, 2010, 06:34:12 PM
No one is dead, there might be a major change coming up. Stay tuned. :)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Goober5000 on June 14, 2010, 06:25:49 AM
Quote from: starlord;131497
Wait, hold on: shivans appear in the UNIFICATION WARS before the great war?

How can we stand a chance with pre-great war weapons against shields we don't have?


^-- I am also skeptical of this.  It reminds me of the Borg and the Ferengi in Star Trek: Enterprise. :nervous:
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on June 14, 2010, 04:29:06 PM
Hmm... should I say that you are not supposed to stand a chance? :P

A bit more seriously: the missions involving the Shivans are, of course, heavily scripted. No worries, you are not supposed to take dow invulnerable Basilisks.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on June 29, 2010, 12:03:37 AM
Still not dead, people. The YT channel will have an upload as soon as I find my camera's USB cable (ETA a year). As for other sort of videos, that is entirely possible - when I get back home. As always, I am open for requests! :)
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on July 19, 2010, 12:54:04 PM
YT channel uploaded (yes, I gave up on the camera :D). The "major change" that (was?) in the works is explained there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmyvo3DacyM
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on August 09, 2010, 02:40:22 PM
Still waiting for developments and new members, currently dicking around with the faction logos.
Title: Syrk News
Post by: Lucika on September 23, 2010, 07:24:33 PM
Good news

Syrk: The Unification Wars has been accepted as my school project for this year (taking up cca. 70% of my grades this year, just saying). Needless to say, that will definitely speed things up.