WWI Source: Fight in the rain soaked trenches or charge over No Man’s Land to battle in the War to End All Wars. Use authentic weaponry to conquer the enemy, call in artillery strikes to take out enemies en masse, or use chemical warfare to disable your opponents! WWI Source is the first and only World War I game to be developed for Steam. All the current WWI mod teams (‘The Trenches 2’, ‘Fields of Horror’, ‘WWI Source’) have united to develop the best World War I game to the Steam community, using the latest Source engine. Please visit the official website for more information on WWI Source and the team.

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You might have thought we were dead. Looks like you were wrong!

Posted by ashton93 on Nov 11th, 2011

Well, we're back from the dead. Yes, you read that right - we're back from the dead.

After we announced that we gave up working on WW1: Source about 6 months ago, a coder named OccupationG, (or G as we call him) applied. We were very excited with his portfolio as we hadn't seen seen anything quite like his work before: Bullet ballistics,  Advanced damage and Bullet calculations (etc etc) and  with his application, we felt a small glimpse of hope, so we got back to working!

Now, forgive us, progress has been slow over the past few months, however, we do have some new material to show!

OccupationG has been working on the bullet-ballistics system the past month, and a video showcasing it should be available within a week.

Volcol has been doing a little work for us again, and dug up an old model he had of the Lewis gun, which we're going to use, he's also working on a WIP texture for it!

 

 
Our new animator Nicolay has been working on animations for that very Lewis gun:(Also a heavy WIP).


Ashton has also been hammering away on a new map called "Crossfire", which should pack quite a punch when you play it. The map is set on a hill with overlooking bunkers. Control the hill, and win the battle! This is a heavy WIP.




ChrisTanky has been working on re-rigging the hands as well as mock-ups of the Webley (as it isn't finished yet) WIP:


All of this combined should be quite awesome when OccupationG completely finishes the combat system, to make it feel like you are really there!

Switz, a great supporter of WW1 Source and leader of the 3RD Marines has been working on the layout for our new website and forum (which should be up and running in a few days), he also got in touch with both old and new teammembers who felt like working!

Here's how our team looks at the moment:

OccupationG    - Main coder
Ashton            - Mapper
ChrisTanky      - Animator
Nicolay           - Animator
Volcol            -  Modeler/Texturer (part time)
Switz              - Web designer/Organizer
Livewire         - Modeler
TheChicken     - Animator
Semmel          - Mapper
Vman              - Particle artist (He is not on the team, however, has donated a great deal of work to
                        use, and for that, we thank him!)

We are recruiting...

Our main role needed right now is a coder who can work with the 1.13b codebase and implent Linux servers, so more realism units can play
We also need:
- Texture artists
- Mappers
- Modelers

Anyway, now the you know we're alive, keep an eye out for future updates! Until next time.

Lest we forget

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DarkRaidor
DarkRaidor Nov 12 2011, 10:20pm says:

WOW! this is great news, keepp up the awesome work.
too bad teh people who stopped tracking wont see this :(

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LiamFarley1998
LiamFarley1998 Nov 13 2011, 9:12am replied:

It was on the front page I hope they see it :D, I'm not tracking and I did

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LiamFarley1998
LiamFarley1998 Nov 13 2011, 9:12am replied:

It was on the front page I hope they see it :D, I'm not tracking and I did

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus Nov 12 2011, 10:32pm says:

HELL YES! Awesome, great to see you guys back in production! Also, the new models, maps, and animations look great, good work.

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VerbNoun
VerbNoun Nov 12 2011, 10:51pm says:

good luck to you guys, its nice to see you all back in production. :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker Nov 12 2011, 11:13pm says:

I know how to map with source if you are desperate :L

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Stugs
Stugs Nov 12 2011, 11:19pm says:

You know how massive my boner is right now?

Anyways, welcome back from the dead WW1 source, i'm happy that you pulled through the darkest hour.

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abrun4
abrun4 Nov 12 2011, 11:35pm says:

yaa

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Nullen
Nullen Nov 13 2011, 12:59am says:

Glad to know! Never trust a stupid **** like Potteh.

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the*Joker
the*Joker Nov 13 2011, 1:11am says:

YES! YES! **** YES! THEY'RE BACK! Saddle up lads, because its time to take the fight back to Jerry and show them what we Brits and Frenchies are made of! For King and Country!

+2 votes     reply to comment
R3bornSh4dow
R3bornSh4dow Nov 13 2011, 2:19am says:

I've had faith in you guys all the time. :)
Glad to see you continue it!

+3 votes     reply to comment
JoeySkylynx
JoeySkylynx Nov 13 2011, 2:22am says:

Yay :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
Tedi47
Tedi47 Nov 13 2011, 2:46am says:

glad to see this getting back on track

+3 votes     reply to comment
JuQu
JuQu Nov 13 2011, 2:58am says:

Absolutely bombastic news! I hoped this would happen some day, but didnt see this coming now... Good luck guys.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Revo1uzzer
Revo1uzzer Nov 13 2011, 3:05am says:

great

+3 votes     reply to comment
Shadowbyte
Shadowbyte Nov 13 2011, 3:53am says:

I feel sorry for everyone that stopped tracking, hopefully they see the mod when it releases

+3 votes     reply to comment
soegel
soegel Nov 13 2011, 6:04am says:

good news

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TeH_n00b_GaMeR
TeH_n00b_GaMeR Nov 13 2011, 6:25am says:

i literally freezed in my seat and gazed at the screen for a while with my mouth open when i read "back from the dead"

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Haddock67
Haddock67 Nov 13 2011, 7:18am says:

Wow great to see how many loyal fans this mod still has :)
3rdMarines will be, naturally, hosting a good old realism server, as far as I know.
-Cpl. Haavisto

+2 votes     reply to comment
Rotfuchs
Rotfuchs Nov 13 2011, 8:39am says:

yay finally! way to go

+3 votes     reply to comment
WhatYouAre
WhatYouAre Nov 13 2011, 9:35am says:

This is just great, you guys made my day!

+3 votes     reply to comment
AnarchyDom
AnarchyDom Nov 13 2011, 10:00am says:

Looking fantastic! Good luck getting back on track.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Sibelius
Sibelius Nov 13 2011, 10:26am says:

Great news.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Jigsore
Jigsore Nov 13 2011, 12:05pm says:

Nice.

+2 votes     reply to comment
HeadClot
HeadClot Nov 13 2011, 12:29pm says:

I was tracking even before the **** hit the fan. Never stopped hoping for this to come back :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
theM3nace
theM3nace Nov 13 2011, 4:39pm says:

Yessss

+1 vote     reply to comment
Matt_Bak3r
Matt_Bak3r Nov 13 2011, 6:34pm says:

Still alive, you guys are like Glados.

+1 vote     reply to comment
lptomtom
lptomtom Nov 14 2011, 5:00am says:

Fantastic, looks like Potteh didn't ruin it all!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Haddock67
Haddock67 Nov 14 2011, 10:49am replied:

Yeah, Potteh was unable to take this mod down. Developers and fans are too loyal.

+3 votes     reply to comment
AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r Nov 14 2011, 5:10am says:

hahahaha awsome, great to see this back in action :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
booman
booman Nov 14 2011, 7:07pm says:

Yes! Glad to see you all back to work!

+1 vote     reply to comment
DarkLiberator
DarkLiberator Nov 14 2011, 11:48pm says:

YESSSSSSS

+1 vote     reply to comment
jerry111
jerry111 Nov 15 2011, 1:25am says:

my body is ready.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Ennui
Ennui Nov 19 2011, 2:51pm says:

Glad that Potteh didn't manage to murder this mod completely. I used to work on WWI:S back in 2009, mostly just doing news posts and testing... glad to see you guys are still kickin' some *** and I can't wait to play with the new bullet modeling.

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killerbanjo
killerbanjo Nov 20 2011, 1:39pm says:

I just jizzed, good work guys!

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