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33 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 182 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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Nanoelite001 Mar 31 2012, 2:18am says:

how long do you think it will be until we see some ships like the forerunner or flood? the unsc gets too much love :c (but that doesnt mean i dont need a change of underwear every time i look at the frigates XD)

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Unikraken Creator
Unikraken Mar 31 2012, 12:20pm replied:

After we get the UNSC finished, which will be relatively soon, you will see a similar barrage of Covenant related posts that will inevitably lead to people asking for more about the UNSC.

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CanadaMan7 Creator
CanadaMan7 Mar 31 2012, 4:17am replied:

They're on the backburners right now. Current focus is to just get a complete and semi-polished Covenant vs UNSC beta release.

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tbonek11
tbonek11 Mar 30 2012, 6:26pm says:

cant wait for first release

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Spartanslayer54
Spartanslayer54 Mar 30 2012, 8:53pm replied:

I've been checking this every half hour for the past five hours.

+5 votes     reply to comment
fro99er
fro99er Mar 31 2012, 12:52am replied:

five hours? ive been checking this mod ever 2 hours for the past 5+ months..... life not wasted!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Spartanslayer54
Spartanslayer54 Mar 31 2012, 10:33am replied:

I've been following this mod for a while I was just bored yesterday.

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Unikraken Creator
Unikraken Mar 31 2012, 12:35pm replied:

I was so obsessed with this mod that I actually started being useful and helping build it. Beat that.

+4 votes   reply to comment
fro99er
fro99er Mar 31 2012, 1:52pm replied:

i have no special talents... im kinda useless

+1 vote     reply to comment
LoyalHaloFan
LoyalHaloFan Mar 30 2012, 7:31pm replied:

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

+1 vote     reply to comment
CanadaMan7 Creator
CanadaMan7 Mar 29 2012, 4:44pm says:

Just played a game.

I love this mod so much I want to take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant.

+10 votes   reply to comment
Spartanslayer54
Spartanslayer54 Mar 29 2012, 5:40pm replied:

What faction were you?

+1 vote     reply to comment
CanadaMan7 Creator
CanadaMan7 Mar 31 2012, 4:10am replied:

Covenant. Flood were a major thorn in my side, though.

+2 votes   reply to comment
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