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Planetstorm Beta RC3 Released! (update) - a much less buggy build has been swiftly released to replace the MSU submission RC2 version.

Posted by strangelet on May 23rd, 2009


Planetstorm Beta RC3 Released! (update)

NOTE - this release replaces the recent BETA RC2 release and the old ALPHA RC1 release. RC3 is a complete new build - no patches. our servers are now all on RC3 so anyone who downloaded RC2 will have to download the whole thing again. We apologise for the false start but this build is a whole heap better than RC2 and believe us its worth it. for a full changelog see here


Welcome one and all to the next exciting release from the AFF: Planetstorm team. This build has been designated our BETA RC3 version, and focuses mainly on getting all the core features slick and playable, and we believe we've done that. This release is also our first to fully support online play, and we've had a dedicated server donated by CozmicShredder which we fully expect to see you all playing on in the coming weeks. For the short of patience, here's an at-a-glance feature list for the Planetstorm BETA release

IN GENERAL
  • Hugely improved UI
  • Hugely improved AI
  • Vastly more optimised content
  • Rebalanced and reworked weapons, ships and vehicles
  • Is actually a game now
  • Dedicated servers will be running this build (RC3) until august
IN SPACE
  • Command and pilot Capital ships from the bridge
  • Operate ship weapon systems from the turret seats
  • All ships have new and complete interiors
  • Total immersion inside spacecraft - consoles short and spark, emergency lighting cuts in when the craft is damaged, sound of battle can be heard through the hull
  • Watch the battle from inside through the windows
  • Run down to the hangar and launch fighters , bombers or assault craft
  • Re-dock with your mothership to repair and re-arm
  • Use dropships to board enemy vessels and wreck their systems or kill their crew in unrestricted FPS stylee
  • Automatic fire control systems mean that you're never short of gunners
  • Repair ship systems on-the-fly with repair tools
  • Use Gravitic Induction technology to shift between newtonian and atmospheric-style flight
PLANETSIDE
  • Take on the enemy with a large arsenal of beautifully re-modelled and re-textured infantry weapons
  • Revive fallen comrades (or leave them to bleed)
  • Ride into battle on a dropship
  • Set booby traps with explosives and autoturrets
  • Squad AI means you gots backup
  • Bots revive people, dispense medipacks and ammo, plant turrets, do most of the things you can do

*official* servers -



EURO SERVER - provided by TheBorg


Comprehensive documentation can be found in the included READMEFIRST text file, and online on our forums.

-Strangelet-


SCREENSHOT GALLERY
(click on the thumbnails to enlarge)

Camp Lewis, Planet Errah
MGA Trooper Camp Lewis
Rooftop Defense Tread Lightly

Aquila 9 Station, Meudeverre Ice Fields
Countdown Hull Breach
Hangars Ka-boom
Infiltration Open fire
More shots of Meudeverre in action in this gallery.

The Guns of Planetstorm
AIA Kaller MLI Missile Launcher ULA Aeger TT4 Fire Support Weapon
You can view the whole arsenal in this gallery.

And a Planetstorm Wallpaper made by our very own faxmaster, for you kiddies. :)
Big thanks to the AFF:PS team for truly outstanding pwnage on this release, and to Sarcen and Jetfire for cranking out RC3 in a week.

AFF-Planetstorm Wallpaper by Faxmaster


Download Angels Fall First: Planetstorm RC3 from ModDB

Other Mirrors available on our home page
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Lord_Mordja
Lord_Mordja May 23 2009, 8:56pm says:

Hurrah! I decided to wait for this release and it sounds like it's worth it.

Excellent work!

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ajrichie
ajrichie May 23 2009, 9:46pm says:

Definitly going to check this out. I hope more people get it b/c the U.S server is empty atm. Oh, and I like the server tracker on here. Nifty.

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Nathanius
Nathanius May 23 2009, 11:06pm says:

Excellence. time to invest!

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shinmg92
shinmg92 May 23 2009, 11:11pm says:

keep it up! this mod is awesome

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a9bian
a9bian May 23 2009, 11:40pm says:

test

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 May 24 2009, 1:35am says:

Will do by the morning.

Looking foward to it

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Jashin
Jashin May 24 2009, 3:49am says:

Please make a video in the near future.

I'm looking for a new mod to replace Natural Selection, and you know NS is no sloutch.

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SinKing
SinKing May 24 2009, 5:24am says:

Gonna check it out. Finally the competition is getting near end and the mods near completion. Good job!

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Kimbo
Kimbo May 24 2009, 6:20am says:

Nice, an RC

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Wester-DE-
Wester-DE- May 24 2009, 8:04am says:

omg.... i cant believe it

its awesome

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sauerfreak
sauerfreak May 24 2009, 9:13am says:

Holy sh*t! Looking better than ever! I would totally be online playing this right now if I owned UT3. (And if my PC was working correctly..)

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m82sniper
m82sniper May 24 2009, 9:29am says:

Alright, now I really want to play this!

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Zakobako
Zakobako May 24 2009, 10:06am says:

Wow!

It looks friggin' awesome.

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skullshaper
skullshaper May 24 2009, 3:15pm says:

hm another reason 4 me to buy ut3

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ajrichie
ajrichie May 24 2009, 3:56pm says:

Played it. Great visuals, but gameplay is a little glitchy and confusing. I think i'll wait till a full release before trying it again. Good work AFF team!

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NightSage
NightSage May 24 2009, 6:37pm says:

Is there an uninstall option for the RC2 version?

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 24 2009, 6:53pm replied:

Can just install over the top of RC2 I think (worked for me anyway)

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Darknet
Darknet May 24 2009, 11:11pm says:

Nice, it getting better.

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SinKing
SinKing May 25 2009, 5:06am says:

I didn't find out how to open a map in top view or how to cycle targets. The game itself pretty much explains itself, although at the beginning it's a littlebit confusing.

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 25 2009, 7:40am replied:

The space level doesnt have any maps yet. Press G (best weapon) to select nearest target/ nearest to crosshair, and mousewheel to cycle between that ship's components if it has any.

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Abe_Froman
Abe_Froman May 25 2009, 9:04pm says:

Woot!

\o/

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SinKing
SinKing May 26 2009, 8:28am says:

Ahhhh, so g is for cycling targets!!! I played with you yesterday btw, under the nick Laspelotas!

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InAction
InAction May 26 2009, 2:02pm says:

Mighty confusing when you start playing but when you get the hang of it it's awesome! Now hoping that more people will join. :/

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yokozuna
yokozuna May 26 2009, 4:26pm says:

Where can we see some new gameplay videos of the mod?

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 26 2009, 5:22pm replied:

One is in the works.

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Jaen-ni-rin
Jaen-ni-rin May 27 2009, 1:14am replied:

Yesss^^

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scratch
scratch May 26 2009, 5:22pm says:

This weekend UT3 can be played for free on Steam.. will try out the mod then :)

(hope it works with the Steam version?)

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 26 2009, 6:03pm replied:

It sure will :)

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noyart
noyart May 26 2009, 5:48pm says:

wow one swedish server! must be the first time I ever see here on Moddb xD btw looks like an awesome mod, sad that I dont have UT3, maybe time to buy it xD

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 27 2009, 11:23am replied:

I refer you to the above post. Get your ut3 steam preload started and you'll be able to play it, and this, this weekend :)

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loser667
loser667 May 27 2009, 1:36pm says:

doesnt work with 64 bit

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 27 2009, 6:48pm replied:

Works fine on vista 64 for me. Make sure you run it as administrator.

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teufler
teufler May 27 2009, 5:26pm says:

Whoa this is the Nicest mod i ever seen
I wait for the Final relase =)

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Jetfire_
Jetfire_ May 27 2009, 6:49pm replied:

Why wait? There's fun to be had already ;)

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Firehawk13
Firehawk13 May 28 2009, 5:54am says:

hey guys,
this is the best mod ive seen for UT3 so far, with the renegadeX mod being next best, but, would it be possible to release the guns or character models seperatley, so they could be used in ut3 vanilla?

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Alex_Drake
Alex_Drake May 28 2009, 3:58pm replied:

We don't generally allow our work to be pared out beyond AFF related projects and experiences.

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Firehawk13
Firehawk13 May 29 2009, 3:57am says:

ok, i meant in the scence that you'd download, say a Markus fenix character, i wouldnt want to use it to my own ends, but i understand what you mean.

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Alex_Drake
Alex_Drake May 29 2009, 1:11pm replied:

That is precisely one of the things we don't allow, but I do understand why some folks would welcome it. Thanks for your interest though. :)

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CitizenLand
CitizenLand Jun 2 2009, 1:25pm says:

while its obvious you guys still have a ways to go in terms of polish and programming, I was still floored by the quality and ambition of this mods assets. You deserve kudos for sure.

The only thing I disliked is using the current generation of games insistence of using a "realistic" color palette. Simply put, it makes the game boring to look at and, by extension, boring to play. This has more of a detrimental affect than you may think.

Otherwise, I look forward to your future releases and wish you guys the best of luck. Great job!

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strangelet Author
strangelet Jun 3 2009, 9:04am replied:

well, it's personal preference isnt it. we've had this giant dusty desert map as our benchmark ground map for years now and we're only just starting to branch out and do other stuff. we're bored as hell with sand, too. i do reject the idea that brown screen means boring game tho, the two really arent connected. thanks for the props tho.

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