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11 comments by Sancho_I_Am on Jun 19th, 2014

Hey Everyone! Sancho Here! 

As you can probably tell, all the departments are hard at work with all the recent posts, but I have one that I've been dying to share with you all!  

Sins of the Prophets is also about to receive our largest music update to date! 

There were a lot of things that were in need of tweaking, and we're hoping this upcoming patch will address them. 

The first problem we encountered with traditional Sins of a Solar Empire music coding is that it had generic tracks that were intended to be neutral songs for all fractions. While this worked for SoaSE, it played havoc with the sound we wanted for the Covenant Empire.  i.e. hearing mild UNSC themed battle tracks or other songs that braced with the vibe we wanted to create. Our solution? Gut the generic tracks and make entirely separate scores for each team! 

The UNSC and the Covenant will each have about 20 new or updated tracks they can call their own! This makes for a unique audio experience for each team. 

Additionally, some of the older tracks have all received a lift in high frequency restrictions and have been remastered. This means a lot of the older tracks you've become accustomed to hearing are now more dynamic and vibrant. Some of them have also received minor or major face lifts due to Waseem Faraz Butt's never ending desire to improve this soundtrack. Check out an older track: Forward Unto Dawn

Lastly, we realized that some tracks were playing at odd times that felt very distracting. So we've updated the emotion triggers for music. This means you will have a music composition that flows better with the pace of the game. 

We'll have another news update when I can post all the tracks as an album. I'm very proud of Waseem Faraz Butt, who has been the driving force behind all of this, and has grown remarkably over the last 4 years as a Composer. Enjoy a new track he finished today called Navigating The Stars!

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Sins of the Prophets Rebellion Alpha v.0.55.41800

Sins of the Prophets Rebellion Alpha v.0.55.41800

Dec 31, 2013 Demo 64 comments

-HOTFIXED- This release is for Rebellion ONLY. This is a WIP alpha build. This is not the finished product and we still have much to do. Build version...

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

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

Jun 21, 2013 Demo 83 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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OneManWolfPack
OneManWolfPack Apr 27 2012, 9:01pm says:

You've probably already one through this and for that I'm sorry but will you be including the UNSC Spirit of Fire?

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Onearmy
Onearmy Apr 27 2012, 9:58pm replied:

While Unikraken is opting to be a nicer guy, I'm opting to be a douche because sometimes I am simply flabbergasted at the laziness you people possess. If you would simply take the damn time to look through the pictures or news updates you would find your answer. There was an entire news update on this subject, c'mon.

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LoyalHaloFan
LoyalHaloFan Apr 27 2012, 9:03pm replied:

I think it may be a capital ship, but if not... then it will just be the standard Phoenix-class colony ship.

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raeman1901
raeman1901 Apr 28 2012, 12:18am replied:

You're correct on both accounts, good sir. The Spirit of Fire (Phoenix refit) is indeed a capital ship, with the Civilian Phoenix acting as the UNSC colony ship.

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OneManWolfPack
OneManWolfPack Apr 28 2012, 3:30am replied:

cheers for the info

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Unikraken
Unikraken Apr 27 2012, 5:53pm replied:

SotP will be both SP and MP. Our AI will work just fine. :D

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CanadaMan7
CanadaMan7 Apr 27 2012, 4:05pm replied:

Of course we'll have SP, only backwards communist mods are MP only.

America!

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Triarii_90
Triarii_90 Apr 28 2012, 7:04am replied:

I am from ex socialist coutry...xD

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LoyalHaloFan
LoyalHaloFan Apr 27 2012, 5:26pm replied:

He also has the full support of the UNSC Navy and Marine Corps.

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Onearmy
Onearmy Apr 27 2012, 4:15pm replied:

SwissKnight's KGB thugs will be looking for you now.

Luckily, ONI agents are much more badass.

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