Stargate - Empire at War: Pegasus Chronicles is a total conversion for the fantastic game Star Wars - Empire at War: Forces of corruption. This total conversion will replace every single Star Wars asset of the original game with Stargate assets. This includes units, buildings, icons, sounds, videos and so much more. Pegasus Chronicles offers 3 playable races, the Ta'uri (alliance between Earth and the Asgard), Anubis (a mighty systemlord) and the Wraith. Beside these 3 playable races, you will meet many non-playable ones like the Replicators, the Asurans, the systemlord alliance, the Aschen, the Ori and many more. Each faction will have several space and land units, well known from the series or completely new ones. Contrary to our first full version for the normal Empire at War, the next release will offer finished GC maps, in which you can play through the known Stargate storylines and experience a lot of never seen missions and adventures.

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This is a short statement of what is going on at the moment internally!

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Cause we do not expect everybody to read every single comment, i would like to summarize the current state of development:

-Our Lead Coder's Laptop is broken since more than 6 weeks and has been sent to the manufacturer concerning a warranty claim. They found out that the mainboard is defect, but cannot replace it due to delivery problems.
-Unfortunately that laptop boasts 3 months of code development, e.g. lists with the values of all units/buildings, the shipyard system, new effects and the whole balancing system.
-The coder tries to get his harddrive back, but the retail company simply wants to give him a new laptop.
-Rewriting the codes to the same state as they are right now is nearly impossible, which makes us hoping he gets the HDD back as soon as possible.
-That is the reason why the release is delayed that much. Without that data the mod would not be half as good as we want it to be and a lot of important things would be missing.
-As the other departments like the sounds and models have been done for quite a while, we certainly are frustrated, as well! But there is simply nothing we can do to change the situation right now.

The good thing is we have started to develop other parts for the release after this one, like many ground building and stuff. Despite they are nearly finished they will NOT be included in the space release.

Therefore we cannot do anything to accelerate the release right now, but hope we can retrieve the data pretty soon. In the worst case all data will be lost and we have to think about another way of finishing the release - but do not worry, we are not going to quit!

Before anybody is blaming us for not making any backups - the coder created backups which unfortunately were on the same laptop... he was just a step before releasing the codes internally. That is why noone else but him had these codes.

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Dread_Daedalus
Dread_Daedalus

Bummer... i sure hope the manufacturer returns the HDD,and i can't see why they wouldn't, but other than that can't wait :)

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MerlinGalgotta Author
MerlinGalgotta

Well ,fact is that it is not decided if they still shall repair the laptop or if it shall be scrapped, cause the manifacturer is Siemens but Hokta has bought it from a big department store chain in Germany and they are not sure if they will give him a new one or not.
That is the problem at the moment.

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Ori_Child
Ori_Child

s'pose they cant just put the data you specify onto a few CD's and get it back that way? - that worked for me once when i had a laptop problem.
i cant see any harm in asking them that, especially from the amount of work you have all put in. (this may sound stupid, but the codes and programs that have been written on there are copyright of SGEAW aren't they? so by law they have to give it to you or they've stolen it because they wont return it.) just thinking out loud 0.o

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astone414
astone414

I know that this is going to sound bad, but you said that the main coders laptop was broken. I am assuming that this means that there are other coders. Wouldn't it kind of make sense to have them at least try to work on some of it, attempt to get everything the way it was before the laptop broke, and then use that.

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davidsen
davidsen

Keeping project files which are important to a project on a laptop without any backups is always a very bad idea, I hope you guys you learn from it and always keep a backup on an external hdd, pc, usb-stick.. or whatever.

btw, I just wanted to clear, it's not a flame.

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MerlinGalgotta Author
MerlinGalgotta

@stargate414:
we have 4 coders, but everybody has another job to do. One is responsible for events, the other for something i will not reveal^^, the other for GC maps and so on. Our lead coder is responsible for the things i've named in the news like balancing, build options, let's call it the general stuff.
@davidsen:
yes, you're right, but nobody has expected that the laptop will crash^^!
I personally also don't have a copy of my models outside my PC, i have backups, but only on another hard drive. And that's what he had too.
But now we have a SVN server were all the data is so if a PC will crash in the future, we have all the stuff anywhere else!

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CKYRules
CKYRules

Sorry to here it. But i believe ori_child is right. If you guys have that stuff copyrighted, then they have to give it back. Anyways. Good luck to you and you coder. Hope everything turns out good and take your time on the mod. Id rather wait for the full thing then have you guys put out something that was pretty much like .08, Anyways good luck and keep up the good work.

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MerlinGalgotta Author
MerlinGalgotta

the Lead Coder has his data back! He will now check it during the weekend and on monday there will be new information about it.

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Dread_Daedalus
Dread_Daedalus

that is awesome....finally some good news about it....
thanks for telling us : )

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KynKitsune
KynKitsune

That's great! Now just make sure you get that on the SVN server before his computer crashes again -_-

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davidsen
davidsen

finally good news!

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tokage
tokage

YAYAY IM SO HAPPY ^_^ but back it up on more than one thing. PLEASE!!!!!

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23-down
23-down

for crying out loud.... save your damn data on more than one machine... thats so noob like... 10000 other people had such accidents. Haven't you never heard of those things? When will people learn?

how ever good to hear that he has his HD back. I hope the best for your mod.

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alanedrei
alanedrei

hi guys i have some new ideas for the next release like in space battle ships come out from a hyper space window and on land battles ground troops will come out of the stargate and i have more ideas if you want you can contact me at alaniedrei@walla.co.il oh and id like to report a few bugs at 0.8
-when attempting to neutralize hero the game crashes
-when attempting to conquer the asgard planet(name missing, its on the right side at alderran demise) the loading screen will restart when you press begin
-when sg soldiers die their bodies are still standing where they died

umm thats it and id like to thank you once again for making this great mod for stargate

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CKYRules
CKYRules

Dude. just live with .08, now that they got there codes back. Hopefully it wont be too long before the relase the new version, which will be tenfold better then .08

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KynKitsune
KynKitsune

I don't have any of those problems, except when the marines die, they die standing up

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Dread_Daedalus
Dread_Daedalus

yeah i know i've got all the same bugs and IT's NOT POSSIBLE. the game engine wont allow you to enter through a hyperspace window or through the stargate.. the stargate is just a model that sits there and looks good...NOTHING ELSE. as for the hyperspace window same thing, it's not possible.

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Da-Fort
Da-Fort

So the SG can't be used like a barracks?
Nvm it will turn out good one way or the other.

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Dread_Daedalus
Dread_Daedalus

it could but they wouldn't walk through the gate, they would appear on the ground and not on the level of the stargate

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