Yes, I think the same.
New ships models, scripts, and effects are been created now.. you can see more info HERE.
It's a new mod, stand alone.
Is this for Freespace? Or is it something else entirely. Cool I didn't know about this. Personally I wouldn't mind going this route as well, it's just that a mod like this would be such a massive undertaking that I wouldn't bother.
Yes, is a tactical space combat simulator, built on the FS2OpenOSE II game engine. The OSS (Open Space Softworks)
team are working on this project (has nothing to do with TBP, TBP team or his/theirs materials)
The FS2Open game engine was heavily modified, featuring:
-new physics model (also known as Newtonian Physics),
-new AI models of behavior,
-some new visual effects render,
-new navigation system,
-several simulation features,
-new docking sequnces,
-new hyperspace environment (unbelievable!)
-new afterburner control,
-seperate control modes for ship (combat mode/NAV mode),
-new principle of targeting system functioning,
-updated principle of the "Warp in/out" effects (including new warp for Shadows);
-added "tachyon beam" between global beacons in the hyperspace
-new ships models (using normal mapping)
For example, you can see here new models for the MIMBARI FLEET
, and the EA FLEET
And here is their FORUM
If I make some models for the TBP you'll be welcome to use them too btw. Though if I do make models I'll concentrate on ships not already in the game.
The OSS Team are searching for some additional modeler, of course, you are welcome Thanks to HLP for the space to explain this