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!