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Question on models...
Hello everyone,

I've been following BTRL for well over a year now and though I was at first concerned about the break up, after reading all about the future plans of Diaspora I have to say I'm very much looking forward to it.  I have a couple of questions on the models if a team member would be willing to divulge the info.  Were the models that were previously created be shared by both BTRL and Diaspora?  I have read no mention of the Galactica model itself.  I take that to infer that a new model may need to be created?  Scotchy has done such a wonderful job on the Pegasus I'm sure that wouldn't be a strech for the Diaspora team's talent at all if it's the case.  I read that all models that were 100% created by Diaspora members will be used, so I presume that models that don't meat that criteria will not.  Would anyone be willing to give us a breakdown of what caft we can expect new versions of over what we've previously seen?  Thank you and great work!

 

Offline Fish

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Re: Question on models...
From the FAQ: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,56783.0.html

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Both Vipers will be available to fly. As will the Raptor, Cylon Raider, Blackbird and several other fighters from the BSG Universe.

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Release 1 will include a Battlestar, Basestar, several RTF ships and the most important Cylon  and Colonial fighter craft

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Offline Scotchy

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Re: Question on models...
The Pegasus version seen in the Capship Test video is still available to BTRL to use. I don't know if they will, but I have made it available. I've been working on a new Pegasus for Diaspora, as well. So I suppose you could say that certain assets are shared in a sense.

 

Offline Thaeris

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Re: Question on models...
Hmmm...

More or less the same minor questions I brought up in the "differences thread" a day or two ago...

As the answer has not quite been filled in yet, I suppose this is an appropriate way to address the problem.

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Re: Question on models...
As you may have noticed, the two canon Vipers are new models, as is the Basestar. Both Raiders will also be models you haven't played with although the Season 4 Advanced Raider may have been shown off while we were still on the BtRL team.

As for what else you can expect, we do have more ships but we'd rather show you pictures once they are done. :)
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Offline Thaeris

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Re: Question on models...
I thought the Viper pics looked a little different...

Any chances of getting the MkI? It may be fun to add the TOS vessels to re-create the Razor episodes or first-war scenarios... or if that old MkI ever gets used in the show to-date... though I imagine that will not happen. Would be cool, though.

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Re: Question on models...
Need the MkI Raider with the MkI Viper :D

 

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Re: Question on models...
I thought the Viper pics looked a little different...

Any chances of getting the MkI? It may be fun to add the TOS vessels to re-create the Razor episodes or first-war scenarios... or if that old MkI ever gets used in the show to-date... though I imagine that will not happen. Would be cool, though.

-Thaeris

I've got no objection to having the MK I. It is canon to the show after all. We don't have one yet though so it couldn't be in R1.
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Offline BADAA

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will we be able to make are own skins like in btrl  :confused:

 

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I guess you will because Diaspora uses the FSO engine, which allows mods. If you don't know how to mod feel free to check the tutorials(http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/:)

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Ok, dont hate me for asking this. I know you guys are busy with more important models, but I have to ask :P

Any plans (and I'm not talking like...next week, like in the future) to model the Scorpion Fleet Shipyards?

And what about the Prometheus-class Battlestar?

Just curious :P

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The shipyards? It'll probably happen at some point. I know we have at least one modeller who wants a shot at them. But that's a massive undertaking and won't be for a long while yet, as our immediate focus is getting a release or two out quickly so you all have something to play while we work on the rest.

Prometheus-class is the TOS battlestar, right? We'll definitely be doing some TOS stuff in later releases, so there's certainly a chance... but no promises.
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Which one is the BSG Prometheus again?
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If you mean Infinity238's Prometheus, then I certainly hope not.

 

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Prometheus is supposed to be the latest class of Battlestars, larger, more powerful etc.

the "Battlestar Prometheus" fan fiction, regarded to be the best out there, follows the story of the Battlestar Prometheus.

I'm not exactly sure as to the source of the information though.


 

Offline Shade

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Oh. Didn't know about that one. Seemed to remember some obscure reference to a Prometheus in some TOS-related material and assumed it was that. Anyway, I don't believe we currently have plans for any capital ships that are significantly larger than the Mercury-class, so if that Prometheus is to happen it's likely to be a long way off.

Also, is it just me or does that Alliance Destroyer look suspiciously like a Babylon 5 Hyperion-class cruiser?
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Offline Demitri

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Also, is it just me or does that Alliance Destroyer look suspiciously like a Babylon 5 Hyperion-class cruiser?

It does a bit, but i was more thinking that the Alliance Battlecruiser looks a helluva lot like a Warlock Destroyer from B5. Anyone agree?
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In the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series, the Prometheus is actually a rag-tag fleet
freighter. I don't think having a battlestar named exactly the same works. The author
of the Prometheus was actually warned about this by someone who worked on the new series
on SFM, iirc, but he chose to ignore him. Personally I think this argument still stands.
In addition, we've got Starslayer's designs, which are in my opinion better anyway.

It does a bit, but i was more thinking that the Alliance Battlecruiser looks a helluva lot like a Warlock Destroyer from B5. Anyone agree?

I'd agree if I was blind :) It looks nothing like a warlock class. I have no idea why it says
"alliance battlecruiser" there, but that's the original series Battlestar Galactica.
BTW, if I'm not mistaken, the TOS BSG was a Nova class battlestar.

http://www.shipschematics.net/bsg/battlestar_nova.png

now, compare that to this:

http://www.b5tech.com/earthalliance/earthallianceshipsandvessels/earthcapships/warlock/warlockviews.jpg

Still think they look alike? :)
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Offline Demitri

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Still think they look alike? :)


Didnt realise it was a battlestar. Was going purely from the side on view from the above post. So really what im saying is that from a certain angle, and with a certain amount of light, and with one eye closed, and after a heavy night on the town, THEN i suppose it could look like a warlock :P
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Additionally, that GunStar Vigilant looks very interesting; for the sake of most variety of fat spacecrafts floating around :)

Also might come to mind a couple or three of those GSs hammering a BaseStar.. or perhaps being hammered by the Cylon BS?..
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