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32 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 16 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 180 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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Guest Mar 16 2015, 12:26pm says:

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Unikraken Creator
Unikraken Mar 16 2015, 1:29pm replied:

Read the full installation instructions and then come back.

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360 Mar 16 2015, 4:09pm replied:

When will the next update come? Know many people are excited for it, I myself check in close to everyday nowadays. Got a ETA? And please don't post the whole "Midnight! Stay up for it" copy paste.

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DarkPrinceRob
DarkPrinceRob Mar 16 2015, 10:51pm replied:

2552

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Captain_agigabyte
Captain_agigabyte Mar 16 2015, 5:23pm replied:

"Midnight! Stay up for it"

Seriously, the mod staff has always had a policy on release dates. They aren't payed and have lives, so they can't always hit release dates and when a mod team misses a release date, everyone is all up in arms.

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360 Mar 16 2015, 7:32pm replied:

Yeah, and I know that, I have said so in a earlier comment, but I am just asking if they have a ETA, if they are not sure on when they are ready, then would have been nice with a "We are not sure when, this month or maybe next month." but saying that it will be out in like 3 hours and then nothing for many days. That is a bit dissapointing really.

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Sloosecannon
Sloosecannon Mar 16 2015, 9:42pm replied:

That's fine.

But if you ask, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks, and the next guy asks...

We don't give release dates. We don't respond when people ask for ETAs. That's the policy, we're not gonna change it. Sorry if this sounds like we're being rude, but, hey, maybe people might actually listen when we say we won't give out dates.

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360 Mar 17 2015, 8:10am replied:

Well, if you don't give out ETAs then it is fine, but please avoid going and say "2 am tonight! Stay up for it!" this is just a false message.

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VDNKh Creator
VDNKh Mar 18 2015, 12:11am replied:

No we really mean it this time!

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IonusTheForsaken
IonusTheForsaken Mar 17 2015, 2:07pm replied:

2 am tonight! Stay up for it!

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Unikraken Creator
Unikraken Mar 16 2015, 5:28pm replied:

2 am tonight! Stay up for it!

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evans274
evans274 Mar 16 2015, 10:31pm replied:

"Can't wait!"

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Captain_agigabyte
Captain_agigabyte Mar 16 2015, 5:35pm replied:

That too.

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360 Mar 15 2015, 3:59pm replied:

You need to install it correctly mate, read for once.

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aupcroft
aupcroft Mar 14 2015, 4:48pm says:

Will there be the UNSC Strident Class frigate in this update or considered as a future prospect? As seen in Halo 4 they are deployed from UNSC Infinity and also have shields, maybe a late tier frigate?
on a side note you guys are doing an amazing job this mod is a pleasure to play keep it up!

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360 Mar 14 2015, 7:30pm replied:

Moddb.com Talking about this one?

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aupcroft
aupcroft Mar 15 2015, 7:13am replied:

Yes, that looks amazing!

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360 Mar 14 2015, 6:35pm replied:

They are a bit, yes, it was alpha as far as I know, the new models will be rolling out when the new update comes. Including new ships, so no worry. Gtx770 is more then what I have and I can run most on Extreme graphics, so no worry about that atleast.

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aHyperTurtle
aHyperTurtle Mar 11 2015, 9:23pm says:

I'm sure this has already been asked, but is there anything we haven't seen that is included in the coming update?

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360 Mar 12 2015, 6:24am replied:

Think the Titan is the big thing, also there is the UI update, the ships looks better etc. Check the update above.

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