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The first pre-release version of OpenSA has been released!

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Hello there folks!

It's been two years since this project has begun and finally the first pre-release version of OpenSA has been released! Consider this version as some kind of alpha or beta as there is still a lot of to be done.

Key information you should know:

  • 30 missions of 100 have been recreated,
  • most of the original game logic have been recreated,
  • creep units spawn on maps (pirates, plants, flyers),
  • creep flyers unit still require some proper weapon logic,
  • background ambient music is not yet mutable,
  • units will no longer wander around as they did in the original game.
  • support of multiplayer (servers might be added later),
  • new creep plants have been added to the game.

Screenshots:

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Feedback:

If you are interesting writing feedback or report any crashes or bugs, please do it here Github.com as this helps me to keep track on stuff.

Big thanks for all the people who have helped me with this project, you're the best!

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SweetJuleka
SweetJuleka

Interesting mod. :3

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JohnnyTheWolf Online
JohnnyTheWolf

Wait, this is a real commercial game? How come I never heard of it before? :o

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Tasse05
Tasse05

It's a mod for the open source project OpenRA

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JohnnyTheWolf Online
JohnnyTheWolf

I know. What I meant is that I did not know Swarm Assault - the original commercial game - was a thing.

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Dzierzan Author
Dzierzan

JohnnyTheWolf
Yes, it is based on commercial game from 1999. It is just recreation of that, just like RA, TD or D2k mods.

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WackyModder[84]
WackyModder[84]

Wait, you mean to tell me this plays EXACTLY THE SAME as the Original Swarm Assault, but it's a mod for OpenRA?!

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Dzierzan Author
Dzierzan

WackyModder84
Well, maybe not EXACTLY THE SAME, but it's close enough. And some stuff has been changed for better gameplay experience, for example in the original game, units wander around, which was super annoying (they even kept that in Swarm Rampage). OpenRA does support that mechanic, for example civilians or technicians use that, but I decided to not use that, apart from Pirate Ants.

Of course to full understand what's still missing or is incorrect, I recommend going to my Github page and see Issues.

Remember that it is a recreation of the game, just like RA, TD or D2k mods.

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EgoJisto
EgoJisto

Hey, Dzierzan, glad you finally got to make this, congrats on the release!

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Dzierzan Author
Dzierzan

EgoJisto
Many thanks!

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metal-thang
metal-thang

Looks very cool. Never knew of the original game, but well done on using Openra to allow people to relive this.

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