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Offline wookieejedi

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May the 4th Update 2020
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
The B-wing cockpit has been finished and fully implemented. All the Imperial and Rebel starfighters/bombers have full working cockpits and are now using PBR reflect maps (all of this is thanks to Limbert's efforts and skills).





Extensive work has been completed on the secret Project Alderaan and much more is on the way.

New scripts have been added which remove the visible FPS lags seen when a ship arrives.

The B-wing and the Millennium Falcon have been updated with more movie accurate and game enjoyable loadouts and ship statistics.

Dozens of bugs have been fixed regarding missions, gameplay, and visuals since the last newsletter (thanks again to all our beta testers' time and efforts to test the game).

Music tracks have been updated with a bit more of a cinematic feel (thanks to Darius, and of course swashmebuckle for the original compositions).

Many new voice personas have been recorded and added to large ships for both the Imperials and Rebels. Thanks to all those who supplied voice acting!

Multiple SCP features have also been merged that FotG is utilizing to ensure an even more enjoyable gameplay (a continued thank you to all the SCP and Knossos developers, especially Goober). This includes our team using new scripting hooks, ship table options, multiple bug fixes, and tuning the newest lighting flags to achieve that Original Trilogy movie feel. The game manual we have for FotG has also been updated with these revisions.
 

Community Connections
For our eventual public release, we want everyone to be able to leverage FRED to create any SW missions they can imagine. To aid in that goal, we have created an online manual for use with FotG and FRED which documents all the unique features and scripts that can be used to enhance FotG missions. Furthermore, we have created custom SEXPs that allow for much easier and streamlined capital ship movement control (note, these scripts are already publicly available on HLP).

A massive thanks to Cyborg for all his sustained hard work and dedication on bringing multiplayer into a playable state. He provided us with a test build, and we tested it using FotG. The results were very promising, as for the first time ever a client was able to accurately land shots on a moving target in multiplayer for FotG. Cyborg continues to keep squashing bugs and expanding the work on multiplayer, and all of us are very appreciative of his impressive work.


Moving Forward



If you want to track the latest developments and chatter head over to our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/k7ZMdmt
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.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Thank you 👍👍👍

 
Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Cool, thanks for the update! :yes:

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New scripts have been added which remove the visible FPS lags seen when a ship arrives.

Would it be possible to have them public ASAP? I think pretty much any mod (I'd just put them into the MVPs) would have use for them.

 

Offline Tnadz

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Ripping good work.  Between solid MP (a pipe dream just but a few years ago), a clever set of stock campaigns (that are VERY well done) and Project Alderaan (replayability cranked to 11) this will be an incredible release.  And this is to say nothing of the incredible groundwork that's been laid already in the models, programming, graphics and engine work.  A true masterpiece from all aspects.  Can't wait.

 

Offline wookieejedi

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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Thanks everyone, we appreciate all the support!

Would it be possible to have them public ASAP? I think pretty much any mod (I'd just put them into the MVPs) would have use for them.

I can release it, but alas it requires a custom ship to be placed in the mission manually to work and (I think) provides only a benefit to ships that use low memory warpin types like hyperspace.

 
Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Ah OK. But even though that might not be the easy way I hoped for, it's great to hear that atleast FotG got rid of that problem. :nod:

 
Re: May the 4th Update 2020
I will be getting this beauty of a TC as soon as it hits konssos!  :nod:

 

Offline Su-tehp

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I will be getting this beauty of a TC as soon as it hits konssos!  :nod:

Seconded.
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Same~

 

Offline wookieejedi

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Re: May the 4th Update 2020
Thanks! Also just as a mini update here's a video of two new ships that have been added this past week.

Liberty Class Cruiser
Agent_Traitor (Allan Seckora)
Empire at War Remaster Project

U-wing
LarsH
Star Wars Rouge District


 
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That looks amazing :eek: