Hey all fans, non-fans or just random bypassers! Well, it's about good time I wrote this post as there has clearly been some misunderstandings evolving around about the release date of the mod, and is the mod actually living or not. And as mod of the year contest is here again, it's best to write this now. First of all, We never promised release date for this, only speculations when it could maybe be done, but no official dates. Seems that 11.11.11 was thought to be the release date, but that was not the case. But as things got a bit more complicated, it was clear that it wouldn't be released anytime soon.
Why hasn't there been any progress?
Now, let me explain myself and why there hasn't really been any progress during the past months. As you know, I/We have been very active with this, except for the past 3 months or so. The mod even turned 1 year and we still continued working hard as we could. Everything was going smoothly. We got almost all bugs fixed, almost everything redone, some nice new codes that seriously would have improved the gameplay and it felt like a totally new mod. But most of all, the autofire script. Most wanted feature and which would have definately changed everything.
Now you are probably wondering, why am I saying would have instead of will? Well, you may or may not know, it's broken. Most likely due to the new patches of WB. I'm not a personally such an advanced coder that I could fix the problem with the code as we are not totally sure what the problem is with the code. There are some smaller codes which are not working either, but are not really affecting the gameplay in any major way. I have tried to fix them, but I got frustrated and let it be. After that, I just left the project be for awhile. I needed a break. However, I continued off with modeling stuff and have improved much too. Later on, I got frustrated with the whole modding scene, modeling etc and I took a long break, resulting of me doing nothing, nor the project going anywhere.
What about now? Will the mod ever be released?
Now, I have slowly come back to 3D modeling stuff and the modding scene. But the truth is that I have a rather big project coming up and I may have to focus on it quite much. You will hear about it soon enough. Also, this year in school is much more demanding than last one, and much harder too. It has required much more input from me and has not left me with as much free time as I would want. Popular games haven taken that free time of mine. How does this all affect the future of the mod? Well, unless we get a coder to fix up this version, I can't say for definate when you will see it in action. I made bad impressions with the first versions of the mod, and I don't want to disappoint by releasing yet again, a un-polished, un-finished mod which lacks features. I have yet to discuss this properly with Duke and Henderson(If you are not aware, Henderson is our latest addition to the crew. He does 3D modeling & Texturing of all kinds. Do welcome him) about the mods future and their willnes to continue it. I for one promised not to stop before it's done, and I intend to finish it too. But the mod was in very good state at the time, and I was waiting to release it to you guys as you deserve it after a long wait. But most do want a simple answer to the question, "Is it dead?". No, it's not dead, but it's not either really going anywhere until we get the codes fixed up.
So, until then, I will try to get things sorted out and inform you guy asap. Also, 6.12 Finland will be celebrating it's Independence day. And also, you will hear more about this 'project' where I'm involved. Or will you? Maybe, or maybe not. We shall see.
Also, as MOTY voting is up again, you may vote if you wish. You have seen the progress we have made during the time we worked very intensly. We hope thought that we could fix everything up and get the mod out for you! We don't need to win at all, but do vote if you think it deserves a vote!