Hello and welcome to a much overdue rebuild progress update! Around three months ago I put up a primer about what the rebuild is, and what progress had been done up until that point. I do feel bad about not posting anything since then, though I can safely say that the past few months have not been wasted. Progress has been slower than I wished, due to much of April having been devoted towards working on Sins of the Prophets, where I am Design Lead.
Before I talk about SoGE proper, I do have some unfortunate news I must share. Sadly, the TOR project has died a natural death; due to a lack of influx of talent from the community, those working on the project were overwhelmed by the work required of the endeavor and as such work has ceased.
Back to SoGE itself. This past week we have seen not one, but two, updates for Sins! One contained the much awaited content in version 1.83’s beta and more recently we have seen the rise of Outlaw Sectors DLC. Seeing as how the rebuild is not extremely close to completion, I am in a bit of a bind, with the public version being quite behind but the internal build is not ready for release. As such, I will be doing an update to bring 4.10.1 and the GOG patch to a single, combined, version that will be 1.85 compatible, which will be called 4.10.2. I plan to have this out some time next week, hopefully during the early part of the week. I cannot guarantee that any rebuild content, such as the Raider-class corvette, will be included in 4.10.2, as the primary purpose of that update will be to bring the mod up to 1.85 standard, rather than introducing new content.
Now, for the rebuild itself, progress has been smooth, even if slow as mentioned earlier. Since the last news post I have ported over all of the research, ships, save supercapitals, and their respective abilities/buffs for both the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems! This brings the number of playable and equipped factions in the rebuild to three. With the CIS done, I have now begun work on the New Republic. The NR’s basic player file is in and I have both ported and tested all of their research. If all goes well, the NR shouldn’t be too difficult to port over, given that most of their ships’ abilities have already been ported over.