ESF is a fast paced, 3rd person fighter based on the hit anime, Dragonball Z. Select your favorite character and fly, power up, transform, melee, and beam your enemies into pulp. Each character is given signature moves and abilities to compliment different style of play. Some are stronger in hand to hand combat, others are better with energy attacks. Play in three different game modes, deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the dragonballs. There is a learning curve so newbies beware. This is not your normal Half-life mod.

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Development over the past couple months has been focused on a lot of back end projects; bug fixes, tying up loose ends for existing code and reworking some systems, such as player movement. The downside to this is that it's really hard to show pretty pictures and videos for a lot of the code changes. However, GodGundam(model) and Enix(texture) have recently sprung back into action and have crafted a new Piccolo model.

Posted by Mastasurf on Aug 7th, 2011

Development over the past couple months has been focused on a lot of back end projects; bug fixes, tying up loose ends for existing code and reworking some systems, such as player movement. The downside to this is that it's really hard to show pretty pictures and videos for a lot of the code changes.

However, GodGundam(model) and Enix(texture) have recently sprung back into action and have crafted a new Piccolo model.

Piccolo Render 2011

Piccolo Render 2011

The ESF team might be in the market for a 2D artist to help out with the character select screen and HUD. If you're interested feel free to send a note and some examples of your work to Mastasurf@esforces.com

Also, When you get a chance you should drop by the forum and thank the beta testers. These guys have been there week in and week out finding new bugs and testing fixes.

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Lanceo9
Lanceo9 Aug 7 2011, 11:07pm says:

Thanks for the update, the models are great! Loving the attention to detail. How does his cape act in game?

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sasuke2490
sasuke2490 Aug 7 2011, 11:23pm says:

how do i stop meelers i block but they some how tele behind me and hit me in half a second. when i get on ground from a punch i get killed b4 i can get up and when i hit someone to ground i cant even get stuff to hit them whats wrong? is there a wiki for this mod i can not find one.

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WeedsDeeds
WeedsDeeds Aug 8 2011, 2:37am says:

This, like everything else I've seen so far looks excellent. I've been tracking this mod for years now and I am very impressed with the progress, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS!

I do have one criticism however, despite having only three fingers and a thumb in the original manga, Piccolo has four fingers and a thumb in Dragon Ball Z. I don't mind I'm just interested in the decision to keep it old school.

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Grega
Grega Aug 8 2011, 2:43am replied: Online

The manga is the original work of art and we are sticking with that instead of the anime.

That aside the only reason why he has 5 fingers in the anime is because they would have to pay a fine if they made 4.

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USSJboy
USSJboy Aug 8 2011, 8:38am replied:

Pay a fine?

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Grega
Grega Aug 8 2011, 8:55am replied: Online

Well when people leave the Yakuza, they have to cut off one of their fingers to make everyone else know they were part of the mafia. Japan was trying to nicely sweep that under the rug and so if stuff hinting of less than 5 fingers was shown there was a big chance the owner of the show would have to pay a fine. Think about it. Did you ever see an anime where anyone has 4 fingers. They do the 3 finger ninja turtle hands, but never 4 finger ones.

A toutchy subject i guess.

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DaFeLa
DaFeLa Aug 9 2011, 1:33am replied:

cant be i own nearly all mangas and some dvds and he has everywhere 5 fingerslol

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Grega
Grega Aug 9 2011, 3:59am replied: Online

Capcorphq.com
Media.comicvine.com
Media.comicvine.com

Thats how he looks in the original manga.

Here is a copy out of the wiki

Quote:Note that in the manga, Piccolo, as well as all other Namekians, have only three fingers and an opposable thumb on each hand. In the anime, all Namekians (Piccolo included) have an additional finger on each hand, making it more human-like.
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pikachu10
pikachu10 Aug 8 2011, 2:57am says:

Love it!

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WeedsDeeds
WeedsDeeds Aug 8 2011, 3:48am says:

Yes that's what I thought as I too believe in keeping the game as true to the manga as possible, thank you.

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Prototype458
Prototype458 Aug 8 2011, 7:10am says:

ok most important question wil this be opengl only or directx compatible?

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Grega
Grega Aug 8 2011, 8:57am replied: Online

Open GL only.

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Aimforthehead
Aimforthehead Aug 8 2011, 6:23pm replied:

What difference would it make for the players? Is this going to be better for performance or is it something that is only relevant to the programmers?

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Grega
Grega Aug 8 2011, 8:27pm replied: Online

Well. Pretty much everything in the game runs on Open GL. From the map system, to various shaders and even our particle system.

If we wanted to add Direct X support we would have to rewrite about 70% of the code.

I guess the only major difference for the players is that ATI is a bitch when it comes to Open GL drivers.

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Smoth
Smoth Aug 9 2011, 3:51pm replied:

Ati has **** open gl drivers. That is ati's fault for be douchbags not esf's fault nor should esf have to double their work. If you have an ati, you get what you payed for...

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Asd.
Asd. Aug 8 2011, 9:15am says:

Oh God! Oh Jesus Christ!
Oh my God! CHRIST!

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DarkSlayer_
DarkSlayer_ Aug 8 2011, 9:24am says:

good looking models & textures. keep it going :)

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85 Aug 8 2011, 2:02pm says:

Look great as always, keep it up, looking damn forward to grab it

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moci
moci Aug 8 2011, 3:07pm says:

I wanna touch him... Amazing job! Are these view port grabs from 3ds max? The shader looks sweet!

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Grega
Grega Aug 9 2011, 6:50pm replied: Online

Yes the screens are out of MAX. Though he should look nearly exactly the same in the game itself.

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AmazingRedd
AmazingRedd Aug 8 2011, 6:11pm says:

awesome skin!!

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Smoth
Smoth Aug 9 2011, 3:53pm says:

So jelly, so jelly. Good stuff!

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Matorro
Matorro Aug 11 2011, 8:08am says:

soo cool *.*

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SolidFake
SolidFake Aug 11 2011, 2:14pm says:

"I'M GREEN; DABEEEEDEEEE DABEEEEDEEEIII DABEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEE DABEEEEDEEEIII DABEDEE DABEDEI"

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Bio.☣
Bio.☣ Aug 12 2011, 10:57pm says:

the first thing i noticed was his 4 fingers lolll , then i'm like holy **** a ninja turtle ?

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Grega
Grega Aug 13 2011, 4:35am replied: Online

Ninja turtles only have 3 fingers though.

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Takaneshi
Takaneshi Aug 14 2011, 1:21pm says:

****, it's so damn great. :O

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TensaZangetsu
TensaZangetsu Aug 16 2011, 6:56am says:

guys if your looking for an 2d artist ask this guy Keelerleah.deviantart.com hes really talented and u can see his bleach work on his page, just a suggestion :P, here is one of his pics

Keelerleah.deviantart.com

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blackdragonstory
blackdragonstory Sep 16 2011, 2:12am says:

Nice work :)
Btw he looks younger on the second picture :P

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