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Report article RSS Feed BIG UPDATE!

New members, new assets, new textures, new awesomeness! We have seen an influx of new members and have accomplished a lot over the past couple of weeks.

Posted by rocknroll237 on Oct 27th, 2012

First of all, I’d just like to say thanks on behalf of the team for all the support we’ve been getting. It’s great and really spurs us on!
Now, you're all probably eager to know what we've been up to... As mentioned in the summary, we have loads of new members!

So, here's a list of all of our members to date:

  • 'Sceluk' (mapper)
  • 'SharkYbg' (3D modeller and coder)
  • 'Schlechtwetterfront' / 'Ande' (3D modeller and main coder)
  • 'Freelancer134' (3D modeller) 
  • 'Starkiller2356' / 'Ben2356' (mapper and coder) 
  • 'Andy_ftw' (coder, currently learning CE3 code)
  • '[RES]Sev' (public relations + publicity) 

We also currently talking to a few other potential members about joining the team. If you want to join, look here:

Now, as you'd expect with the increased in the number of members in our team, we have some sexy new models...

Schlechtwetterfront's been working on a kick-ass Snowtrooper for Hoth and hopes to make a Rebel trooper very soon:

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Freelancer134 has been busy creating a new turret for Hoth:

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Here are a couple of screenshots showcasing an Snowspeeder that SharkYbg made recently:

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SharkYbg has also been editing the corridors in Hoth and came up with this:

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We are also looking at suitable textures for Hoth (made by Sceluk), but unfortunately we don't have
anything to show you for that.

Member Andy_Ftw is learning the vehicle code in CE3 so we will be able to get the
vehicles all up and running in no time.

Finally, [RES]Sev has made an awesome page for over at (needs updating):

That's all for now folks,

May the force be with you...

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Awesomium Oct 27 2012, 4:45pm says:

Glad to see that the development procedes!

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rocknroll237 Oct 27 2012, 5:04pm replied:


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Kaaaa Oct 27 2012, 6:25pm says:

Wow, just discovered this mod on the homepage of Moddb and it looks amazing, nice work.
Good luck for the future!

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CreatorOfThings Oct 27 2012, 7:53pm says:

It's looking great guys! :) Keep up the work and don't get discouraged if progress slows.

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Reqieumthefallen Oct 27 2012, 9:15pm says:

With Crysis 2 at so cheap on Amazon, and this, I actually have a reason to get Crysis 2. I gotta give you guys credit for that, because I disliked the game in demo form.

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SharkYbg Oct 27 2012, 9:34pm replied:

I see some people are still mislead by the saying that this is Crysis 2 mod. We are using CryEngine 3 Free SDK and from my perspective you don't need to buy Crysis 2 to play it unless you want to try it out no matter what the demo was ;)

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sceluk Oct 28 2012, 4:52am replied:

Well it is useful to buy Crysis 2 if you want (one: support crytek, buy it on steam if you can, dont give money to EA on orgin). and also you can get an idea of the grpahics and AI and tech possible.

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SharkYbg Oct 28 2012, 5:23am replied:

Yea, that's also true. We couldn't have done anything like this without crytek.

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Reqieumthefallen Nov 3 2012, 12:20am replied:

I... have not had the best opinion of Crytek. I have not heard the best things about their company, and their games always seem like they'll be a Skyrim -- better in concept than in the final execution.

Also, I have CryEngine 3 already installed on my PC thanks to an indie project I was volunteering for a while back, so I know how it'll handle on my PC. With my new AMD card, I should be able to handle it. In theory I'll even be able to handle most DX11 options, granted that without optimization the game would probably run at about 20-40 FPS.

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Reqieumthefallen Nov 3 2012, 12:24am replied:

I've got CryEngine 3 already on my PC from a project I did some volunteering for, so I know I'll be able to handle it.

And... I've not heard the best things about Crytek to begin with. And I'd probably get it through Amazon, they have way better prices than Steam usually does (outside of the Steam Sale bonanzas annually)

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Reqieumthefallen Nov 3 2012, 12:15am replied:

Ah, I merely said that because of what the ModDB page says. Sorry for the misunderstanding. And no... I don't want to play Crysis 2.

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TheTriangulum Nov 1 2012, 7:27pm replied:

the demo was no representation of the actual game. IT was just a rushed slapped together console port. The actual game is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT and AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

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Reqieumthefallen Nov 3 2012, 12:14am replied:

Um, the streaming demo for Crysis 2 via Origin that allows you, within the time limit, to play the first two whole chapters of the game? And lets you try all approaches?

The MP demo also was very... very... questionable. Very badly done.

Crysis 1's demo however was amazing by comparison. It felt like a genuinely unique shooter, totally different from the others I had tried up until that point. That said, that was a long while back when I first played Crysis 1's demo... but I still find it superior to what I experienced of Crysis 2. The former had me locked in and ready to go. The second felt like a generic sci-fi story from network television.


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[RES]Sev Oct 28 2012, 1:22pm says:

Great news! It's getting awesome! Oh, and updated: http: // / grande-atualizacao-star-wars-battlecry / :D :D

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rocknroll237 Oct 28 2012, 3:32pm replied:

Thanks a million Sev. :-)

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TheTriangulum Nov 1 2012, 7:25pm says:

The hoth troopers look a little disproportional, their heads are too elongated.


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rocknroll237 Nov 5 2012, 9:00am replied:

Thanks for the feedback.

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