Post news RSS MOTY: New Engine Effects and HUGE Explosions

To thank you for voting us into the Top 100 upcoming mod of the year we wanted to release some new development content!

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Before I dive into this article, I wanted to thank all our fans and followers for voting us into the top 100 upcoming mods of the year. Without your continued support and appreciation, we wouldn't be where we are today. Hopefully, if you like what you have seen in the last year, you'll take the time to vote for us again in the upcoming mod of the year section. (Just click the image above to bring you to the place to vote for us)


Now, to show you some awesome eye candy! I wanted to showcase the work of our lead effect designer, FriendlyFire. He has been toiling away for the past several months improving all effects of the game and adding many new ones of his own. The first video I will show illustrates the new engine glow effects he's painstakingly crafted. Each ship requires several hours of work to get the effect just right. Fortunately, FriendlyFire's attention to detail is uncanny and it really shows in this work:


For all of you explosion junkies out there, this video will surely be a treat for you! FF's mission over the past several months has to improve the explosions in every aspect of the mod. He's spent dozens of hours to achieve this by crafting new .ALEs (the code which allows effects to work in Freelancer), new textures and timing of sequences. For the player, this means you'll see some amazing explosions while you play the mod. Because it's the MOTY awards we wanted to release his current masterpiece of the Imperial Star Destroyer Death Sequence.

Enjoy!


Once again if you like what you see we'd really appreciate the vote in this years MOTY in the upcoming section.

As always, any questions, comments or suggestions are welcomed!!
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9littlebees
9littlebees

Brilliant work, FriendlyFire, these lighting effects are spectacular! I cannot wait for this to be released... +1 vote for Mod of the Year!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Thank you!!

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Thomas45
Thomas45

Amazing stuff!

May I ask, how will these new effects affect performance online during large events like ME's and TE's where there are large numbers of players in close proximity to each other?

Otherwise, looking great!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Effects are a client side concern so it depends a lot on the individuals computer specs. Furthermore, we don't plan to have events like ME and TEs in FW:ToW. Remember, we're not making 18.xx ;) we're making something completely different where we focus on day-to-day gameplay rather than two event weekly gameplay.

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Thomas45
Thomas45

Ah, thank you. Look forward to hearing more about the new gameplay.

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Not a problem. Will release more about that when we have all the small details worked out.

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bogie
bogie

Any ideas when you are going to release?

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Hoping for a beta release on April 2nd 2011. But we'll be posting news in the next few days which may delay things...for good reason, too. What W0d has done will change the way Freelancer is played forever :) And yes, I'm being cryptic :D

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bogie
bogie

Thanks for info i'll keep tracking! What would be game changing is if we can walk around hanger bays of capital ships and ****!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

lol. Yes, that would be. No, this is more in the graphics department :)

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Dnst
Dnst

Could you please upload the videos on moddb for the german fans?

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Already have:
The Engine Effects: Facebook.com
The ISD explosion: Moddb.com

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Cropto7
Cropto7

I just love the way the afterburn triggers 2 other exhausts next to the main one, nicely done guys :D

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Yaksha
Yaksha

This is looking really awesome will you be adding wide screen support on your mod?
since vanilla freelancer doesn't support it

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Yes, we have widescreen support already :)

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Spectacular! Great work once again.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK

Impressive, most impressive. Great work as always guys.

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nannu
nannu

this is awesome... makes me want to play freelancer again. your work is great. keep it up. dont let i die. plz

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V_Flashbang
V_Flashbang

Thats freakin tight dude.
but the explosions look somewhat..blurry? around the edges and somewhat when they start to disappear.

@ :20 that was awesome.

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