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20 comments by Unikraken on Feb 16th, 2015

Greetings,

With the recent images and video of the UNSC Infinity, Mantle's Approach, and the various iterations of our fancy new UI, fervor over the next release of the mod is at an all time high. The updates may also make it look like the mod is ready to ship out, since the last news you saw from us mentioned having to rebuild the project. So, the SotP mod team would like to update you on the status of the game and the rebuild.

 Updated specular mapping for the iced worlds
"Updates to the ice world's specular map and Reach's texture."

Rebuild

The rebuild is about halfway done at this point. It's time consuming and monotonous work that takes longer to do due to the tedious nature of the project. While we have brought on two new coders that will eventually help us speed up tasks, they take time to train. Overall the project is picking up pace and should continue to do so.


"Work on the new HUD continues as we attempt to rebuild the UI
into something uniquely Halo and easy to visually digest in our fast-paced combat."

However, that isn't the only thing going on with the mod. We still have artists working on the project: fixing planet textures, working on the UI and HUD, fixing up aging engine and weapon effects, modeling and texturing ships that will eventually make it in-game.

Improvements


"A shield world is encompassed in Flood biomass, but the battle
rages on between its AI caretakers and the parasite, visible on the night side."


Once the rebuild is complete, the process of fixing balancing issues, improving research trees, and general testing will begin. Before the rebuild the mod was rebalanced based on feedback from the July release of the mod, thanks to over 30,000 players and tons of feedback, so most of the testing will be centered around the UNSC Infinity and how new research affects the overall metagame.


"Work continues to improve Infinity and the Mantle's Approach, both visually and combat-wise."



"Thanks to VDNKh we've figured out a new trick that allows us
to use all engines on ships no matter the size discrepancy between them!"

Forgehub

We've fully customized SoaSE's Galaxy Forge map creation tool to use our custom planets, icons, and ships - allowing users to create multiplayer maps in the same way one can in Halo's Forge. We've also created a subforum on the mod's forum to post and rate user created maps. Highly rated maps may end up being part of the official mod, so get to work! (Click the image above to go to the Forgehub subforum, the download link below to download the tool itself.)

If you haven't seen any of the videos we've been posting of the Infinity in action yet, here is a little taste of what she can do with a little fleet power behind her!

The last item I want to share with you is a message we got from a Marine at MCAS-1 in Yuma.


Unsurprisingly, we're fans of the military here at SotP. I'm a veteran myself and it's truly awesome to get messages like this from our fans. This kind of stuff motivates us to work harder and produce a better product for all of you, especially those of you going into harm's way.

On the off chance you haven't downloaded the mod from our July 20th release in 2014, the following download link should accommodate you.

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SotP Galaxy Forge Map Editor v.0.56.1

SotP Galaxy Forge Map Editor v.0.56.1

Feb 11, 2015 Mapping Tool 14 comments

Fully equipped Galaxy Forge (Rebellion only) ready to make maps for Sins of the Prophets v.0.56.1, including custom planet icons and links to tutorials...

Sins of the Prophets Rebellion Alpha v.0.56.1

Sins of the Prophets Rebellion Alpha v.0.56.1

Jul 20, 2014 Demo 179 comments

FOR REBELLION ONLY - 20 July 2014 See Installation Instructions and Info.txt inside the download for installation instructions, info, and links to various...

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR Dec 23 2012, 1:12am says:

Ok, gotta ask, WHATS THE BIG GIFT FOR XMAS/HANNAKUH/KWANZA WE ARE GETTING FROM YOU GUYS? We gave you the gift of huge publicity and getting you guys second place (extremely well deserved, shouldve gotten first) and i personally cannot wait any longer!

+7 votes     reply to comment
Unikraken Creator Online
Unikraken Dec 23 2012, 1:26am replied:

Fruit cake.

Love you guys!

+10 votes   reply to comment
-Defender0-
-Defender0- Dec 23 2012, 4:07pm replied:

THE CAKE IS A LIE

sorry, i had to lol

+4 votes     reply to comment
accthere
accthere Dec 23 2012, 12:31am says:

Congratulations on 2nd place guys! You guys deserve every iota of that position. As for DOTR, you guys are also right behind them (in the mod system, I'm sure we all love you equally)

+4 votes     reply to comment
Lord_Set
Lord_Set Dec 23 2012, 12:17am says:

Seriously guys we need to have a drink sometime and celebrate!

+6 votes     reply to comment
wombatleader
wombatleader Dec 23 2012, 12:21am replied:

Shots or mixed drinks?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Unikraken Creator Online
Unikraken Dec 23 2012, 12:20am replied:

**** yeah we do. ******* fantastic! I love every one of you beautiful ************* who voted for us!

+8 votes   reply to comment
CanadaMan7 Creator
CanadaMan7 Dec 23 2012, 12:26am replied:

I'm seriously chain-smoking cigars right now.
Really ******* happy.

+6 votes   reply to comment
Lord_Set
Lord_Set Dec 23 2012, 12:29am replied:

Big bottle of dry mead to celebrate!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Hammershock6
Hammershock6 Dec 23 2012, 12:11am says:

Congratulation's on getting second place in peoples choice awards guys, well earned!

+1 vote     reply to comment
giggles616
giggles616 Dec 22 2012, 10:53pm says:

would the covenant starbase have slip-space engines as an upgrade like the Vasri rebel faction?

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thestoudninja
thestoudninja Dec 22 2012, 2:17pm says:

I love where the mod is heading and can't wait to play it, but can you guys please release something with the Covenant? I've been dying to play as them.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Unikraken Creator Online
Unikraken Dec 22 2012, 4:28pm replied:

Eventually, yes. UNSC is up first chap, can't really help that.

+1 vote   reply to comment
MooCowBanshee
MooCowBanshee Dec 22 2012, 11:20pm replied:

When you release the UNSC will the rebellion version be released soon after or after the covenant?

-1 votes     reply to comment
Golly
Golly Dec 23 2012, 6:45am replied:

After the Forerunners.

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