This STAR WARS mod for Freelancer is pushing the boundaries with player controlled non-playable characters! Take a gander at this video!
Posted by FW:ToW_Sushi on Dec 19th, 2012
We have been working on several fronts to bring this STAR WARS mod to completion. Much of this entails devising new ways to make our envisioned gameplay features reality. Several weeks ago an old Freelancer modder, Devast8or or Dev for short, came back out of retirement and officially joined the Freeworlds team to try his hand at making AI more poignant in our universe.
Through the magic of our hooking program, he's been able to make NPCs spawn at will and respond to a variety of orders, such as joining formation or attacking specified targets. This obviously has huge implications for our dedicated capital carrier craft as well any other ships that can bring fighters into battle. We thought that since the MOTYs are well under way, and since this is the season of giving, we'd show you a teaser demonstration of the preliminary work on this front. Remember, this is very much a WORK IN PROGRESS and what you see in video is expected to only get better by the final release. Enjoy the video!
In related news, for those of you that have been following us for a while, we may have found a way to make some turrets controllable by AI. We're very much in the preliminary area of this effort, but I thought I would throw it out there as yet another thing to look forward to. And please, if you like what you see give us a VOTE in the upcoming mod category!
Until next time!!!
If you like what you see, and have been playing, please don't forget to tell your friends, your communities you frequent and social sites like REDDIT/Twitter about this mod. Player word of mouth goes a long way and we'd appreciate any of the support we can get for this mod of ours! Thanks everyone!