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18 comments by Unikraken on Nov 17th, 2014

Sins of the Prophets Update 11.17.14


After watching the debacle that was the buggy release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, it is with a sincere feeling of irony that I write this update about the state of the mod. You see, much like the Halo publishing company we look up to, our own little Halo game has a number of issues that require some drastic measures to finally stomp out.

This story starts out in late 2008 when Sins of a Solar Empire forum user Canadaman777 begins working on a Halo mod for the original Sins of a Solar Empire. Development is slow and finding help is mostly a hazy dream being whispered on a slight breeze. The SoaSE expansion Entrenchment releases before the mod is ready for public consumption, and the mod is hastily converted over in hopes that it will soon be ready for the eager and growing fan base. Eventually, years later, an alpha is released with only the UNSC. Meanwhile another expansion called Diplomacy is released. Then a full new title is released called Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, with every expansion from before as well as new content and updates to the game's engine and graphic fidelity. All the while, the mod is being internally updated to the latest release, through hasty corrections to what are now 6 year old files.

Much of the core underlying framework of Sins of the Prophets is built on the original Sins of a Solar Empire, with only the most necessary changes having been made to keep the mod running on the latest version of the game. Thus, the mod is full of a number of issues relating to this. If you've had a mini-dump it's very likely because of the outdated files and coding in some way that we're not currently able to pin down. The fix is something rather unpleasant that we have to undertake immediately in order to finish it at anywhere near a timely manner, which is rebuild the mod from the ground up, only bringing along the art assets but having to rewrite a Helluva lot of code.

What this means for you, the fans, is that it's unlikely you'll see another release this year, which is unfortunate, because we had planned to release a new version in time for ModDB's Mod of the Year contest. However, this is the best course of action for the long term health of the mod and something we should have done long ago. No more band-aids, it's time to fix this for good. Please don't ask about release dates for the next few months. When we're nearing a new release we'll let you know.

I am going to try to organize some goodies for you guys during MOTY, but I can't really promise anything just yet.

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Sins of the Prophets Rebellion Alpha v.0.56.1

Sins of the Prophets Rebellion Alpha v.0.56.1

Jul 20, 2014 Demo 159 comments

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

SotP - UNSC Pre-α v.0.52.21055 (Entrenchment ONLY)

SotP - UNSC Pre-α v.0.52.21055 (Entrenchment ONLY)

Jun 21, 2013 Demo 84 comments

THIS IS NOT FOR REBELLION! The fourth release of the Sins of the Prophets UNSC Pre-Alpha. An exhaustive list of changes is posted in the News section...

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Kolljak Jul 12 2012, 3:50pm says:

SO MANY YEARS OF DEV.... ughhh kinda excited for release or beta lets prey the Microsoft doesnt Sue or go all stupid like they did when they made Halo RTS that sucked butt

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Unikraken Creator
Unikraken Jul 12 2012, 4:46pm replied:

I think Halo Wars was a great game, it's just not what I wanted. (Hint: Space, Pew-pew)

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Emberblaque Jul 12 2012, 5:36pm replied:

Yeah closest I could get was to turtle and Vulture spam. :D That was pretty fun.

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Commander_Jbug Jul 12 2012, 4:00pm replied:

Hey, these guys do everything they can to stay up to date with the terms of service. It's not going to be removed, and if Microsoft makes another **** game (my opinion), we'll always have this mod.

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Razgriz320 Jul 12 2012, 2:00am says:

think youll guys be finished within the next year?

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Unikraken Creator
Unikraken Jul 12 2012, 5:04pm replied:

We would love to have a release within the year. We can't promise anything.

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Emberblaque Jul 12 2012, 2:18am replied:

This is the second Frequently Asked Question in disguise, so:
"No. A multitude of factors contribute to the speed at which we progress. Things like school, jobs, friends, and hygiene all help destabilize our schedule, making it impossible for us to stick to any meaningful sort of timetable."

I don't mean no it can't be finished in a year. I mean no we don't think we will because 'predictions' are arbitrary.

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880Zero Jul 12 2012, 6:00am replied:

Yes, personal hygiene is definitely a must, especially for stinky nerds who sit at their computer modding. :P

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Nanoelite001 Jul 12 2012, 2:09am replied:

It's hard to tell if that's sarcasm or dumbfoundednes

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Commander_Jbug Jul 11 2012, 8:39pm says:

Do you guys need more sound effects for your mod? I have some sound effects for stuff on my PC that might be useful for you guys. Just tell me what you need.

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