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Offline wookieejedi

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Informal Winter 2021 Update
We at Fate of the Galaxy wanted to let our forum readers know that development is still going strong, albeit under the radar.


  • Added and updated more single, tech-room missions. Also updated missions with consistent and easy to follow naming scheme so you can quickly choose if you want to play a mission for the Empire or Rebel Alliance.
  • Added some new planet backgrounds and updated a few others.
  • Updated TIE cockpit with two aspects. 1) Added PBR map to TIE cockpit, this was the last of our current cockpits that needed an PBR update. 2) Updated HUD gauge texture to fill in some larger blank spaces. 
  • Updated Friendly AI missile avoidance with new SCP features.
  • Updated ship models to be compatible with multiplayer (long story short, moving submodels can be tricky and took some updating). Multiplayer testing will be occuring in the near future. Big thank you to Cyborg and Taylor for all their continued work on the multi code.
  • Updated AI to use vertical launch bombs to check for line of sight. 
  • Updated particle effects, so even folks with less powerful machines will have a good option.
  • Fixed a lot of minor bugs.
  • More substantial work on Project Alderaan, including balancing, bug fixing, and adding some new features.


Overall, FotG development continues on under the radar, and we thank all of you for your continued interest!

For folks who want to see a bit more frequent FotG updates, feel free to join our Discord channel where we tend to post most of our informal updates and even some live gameplay streams (https://discord.gg/k7ZMdmt). If anyone is interested in helping out or contributing feel free to reach out and/or check out our help wanted thread.

May the Force be with you!



« Last Edit: February 09, 2021, 09:57:14 am by wookieejedi »

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
No, May the force be with YOU.

thank you all for your continuing efforts.

 

Offline wookieejedi

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
No, May the force be with YOU.

thank you all for your continuing efforts.

Thanks, we appreciate the support!

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
I appreciate the slave leia tech room addition.

 

Offline SL1

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What ship are you flying in that third pic? The shield gauge makes it look almost like the TIE Phantom.


 

Offline wookieejedi

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Good eye! It is indeed the TIE Phantom/V38.

 

Offline SL1

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Didn't know it was going to be included. Interesting. Will it have cloaking?

 

Offline wookieejedi

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
ATM the ship is included as primarily a tool for FREDers/mission designers to use. Thus, enabling a cloaking mechanism to the ship in FRED would certainly be an option for any interested mission designers  :)

 

Offline SL1

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Nice. A little surprising, though, since I remember hearing that you didn't want to include ships that weren't in the movies. Have you rethought that, or did someone outside the team provide you with a Phantom model and you decided to throw it in?

 

Offline TopAce

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
I don't think we've ever said anything like that. Someone must have voiced his personal opinion, but as a team, we've always said movie ships enjoyed priority.
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Offline CountBuggula

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
The only ships we've ever outright stated that won't be included are the Missile Boat and TIE Defender.  Other than that, we've prioritized movie ships where possible but have always accepted contributions from the community where they meet our quality requirements and fit the design aesthetic we're going for.  In this case, the TIE Phantom was a community submission.

 

Offline SL1

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Cool, thanks for clarifying. I wouldn't be surprised if someone eventually submitted models for the Defender and Missile Boat anyway. In any case, I'm really looking forward to the mod.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
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Query: Why are you outright not including those two?
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« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 06:19:42 am by Colonol Dekker »

 

Offline TopAce

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
Balance issues. If we nerf them, they wouldn't be TIE Defenders or Missile Boats, and some would complain. Their "lite" versions, the TIE Advanced (TIE Avenger) and the Assault Gunboat, on the other hand, are okay.
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Reply: That is an adequate response. Thank you for taking the time to explain the decision.
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Offline CountBuggula

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Re: Informal Winter 2021 Update
Cool, thanks for clarifying. I wouldn't be surprised if someone eventually submitted models for the Defender and Missile Boat anyway. In any case, I'm really looking forward to the mod.
After our public release, if someone wants to add these ships as an unofficial add-on and make missions with them, there will be nothing stopping them.  Just don't expect them to ever appear officially as part of FotG.