Development of 1.5 continue towards finish, despite all delays and lack of news. Lots of work has been done since last update yet there is still some things left that I want to add, but overall Tiberium Essence is getting in to shape I always want it to be. Today I present new models of Nod Harvester, Nod commando, Nod secret shrine, Gdi AA battery, rebuild Gholiath apc, Falcon and Hover mlrs with possible new name (if you like it) - Tempest Mlrs. Mutants where not left behind this time so I present Mutant Mastodont Tank. This unit is based on mammoth prototype from Tiberium down. How cheap it might sounds there is strong logic behind it. Remember tiberian sun? Mutants use prototype mammoth from time to time as heavy support. Also, I believe that original mammoth belongs in to tiberium essence, and because I also like new gdi mammoth 27, I will not replace it, so mutants is the only faction that can have old mammoth. Now why I call it mastodont. Several reasons. It's not quite the same unit anymore, it lacks missile racks, instead of that mastodonts large turret also serves as bunker and can contain infantry so its much more like generals overlord with bunker upgrade. Prototype mammoth is now precursor of current mammoth series - mammoth 27 and mammoth mark II. Mutant version is different yet still share some features therefore mastodont is quite appropriate name. I have also modified mutant hovel to support large vehicles, its still work in progress, but you can take a look.
Also, Im trying to fulfill some requests. Today I show you my test on crates. Crates now have different models for each type - heal crate, money crate, unit crate and veterancy crate. If you like surprises in multiplayer I can do it so that this feature will work only in single player, but I personally prefer this feature in multiplayer too, its like powerups now and makes game more smooth if I can say so.
Vlado32 was also busy and made new track - Fields of Green. Creepy, desperate and awesome :)
Available to listen in media section.
Now to the community news.
Something you should not miss. Tiberium Essence group has been established here on moddb. All credits goes to Smallchange and I want to thank him officially for doing this job for community of fans that gathered around Tiberium Essence. I must admit this event really cheer me up, to see how strong has TE fan base is kick I needed. Group is called simple - Tiberium Essence Fans, and you can already find some interesting pictures, videos, and tutorials regarding Tiberium Essence and CnC3. All of you are welcome just follow this link:
I'm proud to announce that TheFinnishGuy and playbsmk made two brand new campaigns for you, five missions each. I salute to these guys for effort they put into their maps, its top quality maps, original by content and overall well designed and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
TheFinnishGuy GDI campaign Desperate Times download page:
playmsbk Nod campaign The war to End All Wars download page here:
Note: Please do not comment campaigns content here, go to appropriate download page or send your comments to author himself.
Also check out Tiberium videos production page for Tiberium Essence unit profiles. From time to time they upload something new. Recently added is Nod Cobra unit profile and its once again worth of reading and watch.
That is all for now, enjoy pictures, enjoy campaigns, music, videos and please be patient with me, i wish i can say more about release date, but that still "when its done"
Until next time, see you around ;)