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[FotG Update] May the 4th 2021

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May the Fourth be with you! In celebration of Star Wars day, all of us at Fate of the Galaxy want to share what we have been working on for the past several months.

Progress Notes Highlights
Completed more work on Project Alderaan, including balancing, bug fixing, and adding some new features. More work on this under-wraps component of the game is ongoing.
Updated nebulas and added more planets to improve visuals and give FREDers more options.
Added additional standalone Imperial missions and polished many current standalone missions.
Added a scripted dynamic music system which highlights our custom FotG soundtrack. Previously, a player would only hear a few tracks within an individual mission. The new dynamic music scripting setup now picks and plays more selection variety based on the mission situation.
Updated large ship diffuse maps and added AO map to better match the OT movie aesthetics.
Fixed many minor bugs.
Many other small tweaks, small optimizations, additions, and updates (every note from our update log would make this update a bit too long!).

Community Connections
We also would like to highlight all the fantastic work continually being done with the FSO engine and SCP folks. That team has added new SEXPs, FRED options, AI behaviours, bug fixes, and many other enhancements which FotG takes full advantage of. Cyborg and Taylor continue to keep pushing work on multiplayer code forward, and all of us are very appreciative of their fantastic work.

Our Discord has also grown, and we are excited to highlight HLP and other FSO projects to newcomers. We have also held live gameplay streams, and it's been great to answer questions and chat with interested people.

Moving Forward
If you want to track the latest developments and chatter head over to our Discord Server:
If you are interested in contributing, please take a look at our needed ships and positions open threads for more information.
Ultimately, we are nearing the final milestones for a public release. Once we have all the final content implemented and polishing completed, we will be extremely excited to share the game with everyone!

Thank you all for the support and interest you have shown throughout the years, and May the Force be With You.

Trivial Psychic:
I know that this past year has been difficult to keep track of, with lock-downs and all, but I think you're a little mixed-up about what year it is.

Indeed, fixed the incorrect year  :lol:

Colonol Dekker:
I'd leave my wife for that Cr-90 if I thought I was good enough for her...

 :lol: bobbtman did a particularly terrific job on that one!


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