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Apex Studios Weekly Update 07/08/09

Posted by Blamtroid on Aug 7th, 2009

Incoming Transmission, FLEETCOM.MO.BL.AM >> CAWCOM
HEY THERE! A week of progress it has been indeed for us here at Apex Studios, our flag now flies for the first time with our new CG logo.

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And on top of that we have some shiny new projectiles, more specifically new Plasma torpedoes as shown in theses pictures.

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One thing I'd like to point is that this is NOT star wars vs Halo, the images you see with star wars units in are there to demonstrate graphical changes such as projectiles, this is due to not many staff members actually having many Halo units, I'm the only one who has them all. At this point I'm going to hand it over to our friendly neighbourhood can-do-everything-modder Anh Nhan, see ya next week people :D.

Incoming Transmission, FLEETCOM.MO.ANH.NHAN >> CAWCOM
Hi everyone,
today I’m speaking to you as a real person, a real modder, not just as a fictional 1stLt UNSC Marine. If somebody loved me more as the 1stLt: Sorry, guys. I don’t have a story yet. But, hey, did I already mention that I’m multitalented? Yes, and because of that I have to show you a little picture.

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See something new? If not: Play a GC and look close at the planets. If you still don’t see the difference: Pwnd! But I have to say that it is a beautiful picture. No, joke. See the matte black? In the original game it wouldn’t be there. And we I didn’t modify the planet. So you should ask how we managed to get the matte black, don’t you? Here’s the answer: We’ve recently added a new feature: IMPROVED SHADERS! Right, new shaders. And if you know Stargate: Empire at War, then you should know what it means: better graphics. See this picture.

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But we also have some funky realistic ones.

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Cool, huh? See all these effects and lights? Isn’t that cool? All the same, but not the same though.

Hope to see you again
Battlefield-god Anh Nhan

HINT: I guarantee that I do not possess any current Halo: Covenant at War units, so you won’t see many in-game units from me. We don’t have enough time to synch our work with the whole team...

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dill1233 Aug 7 2009, 7:53pm says:

Man, I love your new shaders Ahn Nhan (is that actually a name?), It truly brings out the awesomeness in SW: EaW. Also, I do like the new Plasma Torpedoes added in there too, especially the particle stream it creates but the shields on the ships definitaly need some work. Good work for a week on special effects!

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Nathanius Online
Nathanius Aug 8 2009, 12:15am replied:

Sounds like a Viet name to me...

I agree with everything else dill 1233 said though :)

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IG-11 Aug 8 2009, 12:44pm replied:

Anh Nhan is his name, and UNSC ships don't have shields.

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Mobius13 Aug 7 2009, 9:01pm says:

Looks beautiful!

Poor guys from stargate are gonna be getting a ton of requests to use them now =p

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chakotay02 Aug 7 2009, 9:04pm says:

I have one small suggestion; remove that part at the end of the Marathon's engine. The Halo 2 version uses those polygons for the engine glow. So it's not part of the Marathon model. You also might wanna double check if it's not a Halo 2 copy btw. Wouldn't wanna get into legal trouble do you? I know I wouldn't want that for you. We do not need another Halogen kind of thing.

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IG-11 Aug 8 2009, 12:48pm replied:

I don't see how it could possibly be a copy if Blam made it. A halogen kind of thing would most likely be caused by selling products related to your mod. ;)

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micom1318 Aug 8 2009, 6:48am says:


Cortana is in the second picture!!! Which means....that Master Chief, Arbiter, Sergeant Johnson, Sergeant Stacker, Captain Keys, Arbiter, Shipmaster "half-jaw", Tartarus, Prophets: truth, regret and mercy, gravemind, 343 , some spartans might be in the mod :)

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Blamtroid Author
Blamtroid Aug 8 2009, 10:34am replied:

...no it doesn't, it means she might be.

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neronix17 Aug 8 2009, 2:51pm replied:

someone clearly jumps to conclusions far too quickly :P

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micom1318 Aug 9 2009, 11:54am replied:

Yeah I overreact sometimes, but hey! you are free to keep your hopes up right? XD

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Godzillafan93 Aug 30 2009, 9:03pm replied:

It would be awesome, though.

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dom380 Aug 9 2009, 6:15am replied:

it just looks like the hologram thing in the normal game just as cortana

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flamingvipir Aug 8 2009, 2:17pm says:

Arrgh! Why can't this be for regular EaW? Too lazy to buy FoC... O well it's fun to watch too... but not as fun as playing.

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neronix17 Aug 8 2009, 2:52pm says:

I hate how I have to install Vista again to use my EAW FOC disk :(

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Godzillafan93 Aug 30 2009, 9:09pm says:

This all cool, Halo Wars lacking space combat of any kind, but are we gonna see any land battles soon? Given the fact that Halo focuses primarily on ground pounding, I'd think that would be the simpler project, not having to create new units and everything. But then, I don't really know anything about modding. Also, a suggestion for skirmish/multiplayer(if such a beast exists), maybe in addition to new maps you could use some from Halo: Custom Edition. I think a skirmish battle on Extinction or Hugeass(sorry if I broke a rule, but that's what it's called) would be freaking awesome!

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AnhNhan Creator
AnhNhan Aug 31 2009, 6:28am replied:

we'll try to remake some maps in EaW/FoC of course, i mean halo wars remade blood gulch, so we make the rest. but you can only exspect outdoor only.
and yes, we also make ground battles. important for the campaign. we're planning a whole longer campaign than halo wars, you know. ok, not sooooooooooooo long, but long enough for you guys to spam the comments with questions

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