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X1: Past and Future Mod

Version Beta 3.0


I have recently came back to modding X3: Terran Conflict, it must be this time of year. I was doing three projects when I left, and I have finally came back to update this one. My goal this time was to make the more stable, add more ships, improve the graphics and generally improve things.

Normally when I release a new version I would write a news post before releasing it, however at the time of releasing Beta 3.0 I knew it was not finished in any way. So I have been releasing patches nearly every day since, it is currently up to beta 3.5. I think in its current state its worth advertising it.

When I initially released beta 3.0 (March 05 11) I basically just sorted it out and tried to remember how it worked. To start of with I began bringing over features from my other mod X-Universe Modular Mod, the x-universe mod was actually designed to be an experiment of new ideas so I could incorporate them later into the X1PF mod. So I did.
The mods I brought over included the shield effects mod, directional jet texture enhancement, x2 weapons, the new version of the planet plugin, and the transparent HUD plugin.
However that was not all..

  • Created a new load screen
  • Reworked the MD Scripts
  • Reworked text files
  • Moved over to the plugin manager installation
  • Reworked some more textures.

Later on in 3.1 (March 06 11) I worked on killing bugs, first of I took out the X2 Capital ships and my custom ships as they needed more work. Next I fixed the wrong space suit cockpit problem then was to fix the IRE performance issues.

Now onto 3.2 (March 07 11), this was another bug killing patch. The patch fixed the following problems:

  • Nova A's cockpit position to far back
  • Nova A's Rear turret position incorrect
  • Re-implemented the lensflares into the mod
  • More work on the jobs file for the XBTF style map.

Patch 3.3 (March 08 11) was basically coming up with new names for ships, reworking the text files and improving the shield effect.

Patch 3.4 (March 10 11) I actually developed the mod a bit, I did some more work on the shield mod and planet textures as well as adding the x2 boron fighter ships.

Today's patch (Patch 3.5 March 11 11) I didn't get on with at all. I implemented the x2 boron TS, this ship is very animated, and I don't know if it is the newer x3 game engine that does not allow it to animate the way it should or egosoft didn't do a good job. Can not remember how it looked in x2. I also had a go at re-editing the cloud textures, my first attempt made them look like a low resolution and second attempt made them too sharp. I'm probably going to revert back to the textures I had in Beta 2.0. Other than that I edited the Centaur Corvette's lenflares so that looks abit better.

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Download Multi Pack 5 Beta 3.1
Download Multi Pack 5 Beta 3.1 to Beta 3.2
Download Multi Pack 5 Beta 3.2 to Beta 3.3
Download Multi Pack 5 Beta 3.3 to Beta 3.4
Download Multi Pack 5 Beta 3.4 to Beta 3.5

Changelog:

X1PF Beta 3.5 Released March 10 2011
Added / Changed:
* Added x2 boron TS ship (In game, but I can't remember how good the animation was in x2. But in x3 it looks c***)
* Worked on XBTF map styling (Couple of sectors)
* Made argon m6 lensflare smaller (looks slightly better)
* Need to edit shield texture (better)
* Tried out new cloud texture (May change it back)
* Fixed xbtf message coming up even when playing a normal start (still comes up )

X1PF Beta 3.4 Released March 10 2011
Added / Changed:
* Added x2 boron fighters
* More planet texture work
* Created travelling xenon in xbtf map (needs to be tested)
* More Work to shield mod

X1PF Beta 3.3 Released March 08 2011
Added / Changed:
* More work on shield effect
* fixed x2 buster's name
* fixed space suit cockpit
* fixed x2 weapons and re-named them (gamma ones only)
* fixed turret cockpits
* fixed x2 TS's name
* fixed x2 M6's name

X1PF Beta 3.2 Released March 07 2011
Added / Changed:
* Move Nova A's Cockpit position further forward
* Fix Nova A's rear turret camera position
* Fix XBTF Style Map's start up message
* Re-add lensflares
* Fix jobs file for XBTF map

X1PF Beta 3.1 Released March 06 2011
Added / Changed:
* Removed X2 Cap ships for now
* Removed my custom ships for now
* More work to text files
* Fixed X2 IRE performance issues
* Fixed space suit cockpit problem
* Fixed load screen

X1PF Beta 3.0 Released March 05 2011
Added / Changed:
* Sorted out the mod.
* New effects.
* Re-worked HUD.
* Sorted out the text files..
* Some more texture work
* Changed to a fake patch way and using the plugin manager.
* New Load screen.
* 3.1 compatible TShips and components.
* XBTF style map should be working.
* Shield effect added.
* Fixed particle trails

Past and Future 3.0 Progress News

Past and Future 3.0 Progress News

News 0 comments

It has been over a month since the last news post, and there has been some development of the mod in that time...

X1PF Beta 2.0 Released!

X1PF Beta 2.0 Released!

News 5 comments

Beta 2.0 is here, now to enjoy new features, updates and fixes!

X1: Past and future mod progress report

X1: Past and future mod progress report

News 0 comments

Tiring week but I have some ship renders and progression to show you...

X1: Past and Future Media Update

X1: Past and Future Media Update

News 0 comments

Been a while since the last news update, so here is a news post showing the latest development of the mod.

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X1PF Beta 3.8 to Beta 3.9

X1PF Beta 3.8 to Beta 3.9

Patch 14 comments

Next patch before the next full beta version of 4.0. But this patch adds more x2 ships and weapons. I have included the argon M1 and split TL but there...

X1PF Beta 3.7 to Beta 3.8

X1PF Beta 3.7 to Beta 3.8

Patch 0 comments

A few fixes and new additions to the mod, for some reason the plugin manager is not liking installing my new MD files. So you need to copy and paste them...

X1PF Beta 3.6 to Beta 3.7

X1PF Beta 3.6 to Beta 3.7

Patch 0 comments

I spent a lot of time fixing things in this patch, most of them where to do with the MD files which are still not working correctly. You *may* not have...

X1PF 3.6 Full

X1PF 3.6 Full

Full Version 2 comments

As there are so many patches now I decided to release a full version for you. No need to have any other version installed for this one.

X1PF Beta 3.5 to Beta 3.6

X1PF Beta 3.5 to Beta 3.6

Patch 0 comments

I managed to get my custom ship in game, I was trying to do it the x2 way but it didn't like it so had to change my plans. The ship still needs work and...

X1PF Beta 3.4 to Beta 3.5

X1PF Beta 3.4 to Beta 3.5

Patch 0 comments

Frustrating patch this time, many thing I didn't like. However here it is, you might aswell install it as it is a patch and you need it for the next one...

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SSwamp_Trooper Creator
SSwamp_Trooper

sorry for no update in the last couple of weeks, been busy at work and finishing off the x1: the pirates mod for x3: the reunion before it dies.

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SSwamp_Trooper Creator
SSwamp_Trooper

I have set up a support forum for the mod here: Moddb.com to discus any problems ;)

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joe2004
joe2004

Hello,
whenever i try to start the mod there is a crash maybe it's a problem with the german version. Is that a known problem?

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SSwamp_Trooper Creator
SSwamp_Trooper

I don't think it has been tested with the german version yet, are you running any other scripts or mods?

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joe2004
joe2004

no nothing else it's the first addon i've installed

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SSwamp_Trooper Creator
SSwamp_Trooper

you can alpha test the mod here: Thexuniverse.com it is a public test so no need to sign up. Just download, play and report!

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Serazahr
Serazahr

Is there a list of the changes that this mod includes? Because I couldn't find anything.
Looks really nice!

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SSwamp_Trooper Creator
SSwamp_Trooper

Sorry, I don't think I have a public change log. I will write one up when I get time :).

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SSwamp_Trooper Creator
SSwamp_Trooper

I will provide a change log for the next release, I hope to be nearly finishing the next version in a week or so. Atm I have all the xenon x2 ships in game but they need fixing, I have two or 3 custom ships that need finishing and some xbtf music that needs putting somewhere. There is also some odd stuff here and there that needs finishing. Sorry for the wait but my personal life has slowed things down atm.

Once the Beta 2.0 mod is finished I am expecting the file size to be between 110mb and 150mb so not a huge increase from last time, but I hope the latest content I will add will be enough!

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SSwamp_Trooper Creator
SSwamp_Trooper

Sorry for no updates in a while, i'm on/been on a 2 week course and haven't had time.

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