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Offline Galemp

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RELEASE: Railgun Bombers


For your consideration, I've taken an old and moldy mod, dusted it off, and given it some new toys and friends to play with them.

GTB Surt by Aldo
  • Updated high-poly mesh with cockpit
  • New UVs to consolidate textures into one map
  • Shine and normal maps

GTB Hera by the Earth Defense team
  • Minor tweaks to use the new Railgun system

GVB Imset by Woomeister
  • Completely new mesh and textures

GVB Menhit by Sesquipedalian
  • Completely new mesh and textures

SB Taurvi by the MediaVPs team
  • Modified mesh to use the new Railgun system

Railguns by Galemp
  • New models and interface art
  • Four types: Sickle, Scimitar, Scythe, and Shivan

Also comes with a demo mission in the tech room.

GET IT ON KNOSSOS NOW

Happy Christmas!
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Offline Galemp

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
Known issues:

  • AI is really bad at using Railguns effectively. Maybe this is addressed in one of the AIs floating around here.
  • Weapon-select interface art isn't generated automatically unless the command line flag is on. Then you can't see my spiffy selection icons.
  • External models for secondary weapons don't spin like primary models do, and vanish when you're out of ammo.
  • External models don't show up in the tech room.

Maybe this package will inspire a coder to address these.
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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
Oh that's a sweet surprise! Along with the other neat things, just today I took a look at the old Surt for the first time after several months and thought "it'd be awesome if somebody could make a version with a couple more polies" - and a couple hours later I already got one. :D

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas you too! :)
(Even though it's still 2 days)

 

Offline Nyctaeus

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
Updated Surt is indeed a welcome surprise. After release of Hera, I throught this thing will forever be forgotten and rest on the graveyard of old and abandoned models. Awesome release :yes: !
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Offline Galemp

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
Does that mean Inferno is going to straighten out their nomenclature?
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
Wut

 
Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
I think the Hera (ED) is listed as Surt because there's another Hera in INFA.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
Do these work like homeworld corvettes now?
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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
My only criticism is the railguns dont seem to be very good.

 
Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
You mean the weapon models, right? Those have indeed some space for improvement; they are IIRC the same ones that came with the original release by Aldo in 200X... I have a smoothed version of them with better placement of the thrusters... but it should probably be replaced entirely.

 

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
QuakeIV: I've tried to balance them against the Cyclops and Helios in terms of damage output per second. I know they feel underpowered for what they are, but they really aren't, compared to other weapons.

You mean the weapon models, right? Those have indeed some space for improvement; they are IIRC the same ones that came with the original release by Aldo in 200X... I have a smoothed version of them with better placement of the thrusters... but it should probably be replaced entirely.

I... don't understand what you're talking about here.
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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
mis-rail1-4.pof, the ones used for the weapon effect are the same ones as during the initial release of the Surt weren't particular good-looking when I used it last time (which was quite a long time ago, actually).

 

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
Oh those. Yeah, you literally never see them so I don't care. They're travelling 1500 m/s and are tiny. I would have just used a primary blob and bitmap, but decided to add a glowpoint instead.
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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
:warp: Probably came from an old experiment were they were slower, my bad.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
I've not had a chance to try this yet.  Any footage?  :)
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Offline Galemp

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Re: RELEASE: Railgun Bombers
No footage but there is a demo mission in the tech room, just a simple cruiser duel. Here's P3Ds of the Vasudan bombers.


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