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After some precious time away, it has been decided to reopen development of Conflict Terra!
Posted by Sanada_Ujio on Jan 20th, 2012
First and foremost, I am happy to be back. In the time I spent "officially" off-duty, I found myself constantly thinking about the game, and so after a few months I decided to start up again. Working on CT has been my greatest creative endeavor and I wish to continue flexing these creative muscles!
So what can be expected now that CT is back in the forge?
To herald this news, I decided to fix one of the bigger problems in the game, which was the unruly NKG miners. Now, two different units will handle construction and mining: the old Engineer Support Mech (renamed the Construction Mech) will take over construction of buildings, and the new Mining Truck will take over all mining operations.
This unit represents a huge step forward for the project. For one, it is a simple solution to a problem which I was wanting an overly complicated solution to. Hopefully I can maintain this disposition to iron out the problems CT has, instead of watching them pile up around me!
Second, this unit is the very first unit in CT to use a .png texture. Thats right! What was otherwise a 1mb .tga is now a ~35kb .png! I finally figured out the process to use .png textures and once these become the dominant texture format the size of the game will decrease dramatically! The game is somewhere around 171mb now, lets see how small it can get!
Finally, it will utilize a very cool script that a member of the Spring community wrote which allows for moving tank treads. It is not quite implemented yet, but I'm sure it will be soon! This'll represent the aforementioned dedication to higher visual standards! Once this script is figured out, all of the tanks will be granted this new heap of eye candy, and I'm sure the game will look so much better with it.
That about wraps it up. I hope everyone can enjoy CT as I continue to work on it! An overhaul of CT's ModDB profile will come sometime in the future. In the meantime, enjoy your gaming :)