This Mod is now just a pet project carried out by s-t-n. Once the mod is in a state where staff is required, this page will be updated with full details and lots of media! Currently, I am currently working on:-
And to a lesser degree I am working on:-
The Forum Wars mod stems from a small role-playing group on Ultimate Empire at War's forums, which incorporated aspects from Star Wars, Stargate, BSG and many other things into one role-playing game. Seeing an opportunity, those who played or knew the game came together to create a mod for it; in order to create a merger between these sci-fi genres while being careful not to unbalance the game. After the team disbanded, the mod continued as a pet project of s-t-n's.
Though the game shall incorporate three completely new factions, removing those existing and adding the units associated with these factions, some of the original Star Wars ships still feature in Forum Wars, but shall be re-done, including variant options for greater choice and fun.
Well hello everyone! Long time no see! Dust off the bar and pour yourself a good one while I explain the situation to you.
Right, to get this first part out of the way, the Forum Wars Mod is dead. Yep, you read that right. Dead. I failed to find the necessary staff to work on it, which [combined with the fact that the few staff remaining were very busy] meant nothing was getting done. I wish the staff all the best and I apologise sincerely for my failings.
HOWEVER, don't un-follow yet. For, you see, the mod is undergoing some form of reincarnation. I have taken over it as a personal project, a hobby if you will. I aim to do as much of the mod as I physically can [currently, basic modelling, sound, story arcs, new misc features and some coding. This might grow, however]. Don't be fooled...this isn't going to be a full time job. It won't even be part time. This will be just a few spontaneous hours per week where I turn up the volume, play the soundtrack I've made so far, and knuckle down.
IF I reach a point where I have done all I can, or somewhere near it, I shall then ask the help of someone else who can work more on it [EG a better modeller, a top-quality coder or a graphics guy] and they can contribute all they can to the mod. In the distant future, it is possible the mod may be finished. But this will not be soon! This will be years in the future, when FoC is no longer played by anyone.
SO...why follow still? You should still follow if you are curious about the story. I have decided to post [as I write them for the mod] the story arcs, campaigns, events...basically the essence of Forum Wars. Also, you will see irregular updates of models. These will be basic + blocky by today's standards as I lack the skill to make detailed models. They will be approximately the skill of unmodded FoC models, but since they will lack skins they won't be pretty. These will purely be to guide a more professional modeller and to supplement the stories. Lastly, but definitely not least, you should watch for a change of platform. You will notice that all my skills are transferable to ANY GAME. That means, if in the future I feel I am ready and a good enough game has emerged, I could transfer to a more modern game!
I have cleaned up the media section, and now all that remains is what I have and still intend to put in the mod. Check out what is left, you might be surprised!
s-t-n, signing out.
The website for the mod is now up and running at www.fw-mod.com! The gallery will be coming shortly.
Overview: - New server and forums back up - www.fw-mod.com - Role changes - Recruitment