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« 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:









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!
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 06:05:53 PM »
Psst, Shiv. How often are we gonna update this thing?

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 06:44:47 PM »
Very often ;) :P
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 08:59:01 PM »
I mean, it's been a week already.

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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 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.

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« Reply #7 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*

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 09:30:37 AM »
>.< Exams

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2009, 09:03:12 PM »
I bet you guys are gonna love our Sol Gate :)

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« Reply #10 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...

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2009, 02:16:42 AM »
We're selfish little bastards, keeping our fun toys to ourselves.

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 06:28:53 AM »
Seems that we're getting more active again :biggrin1:

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2009, 10:15:34 AM »
It's alive! Muahahahaha!

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« Reply #14 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?
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