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This is a Progress Report & Release Announcement detailing our plans for the Pre Alpha and future releases of SGI.

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Pre Alpha Release

Progress Report & Release Announcement

Intro

Much has happened over the past few weeks and with the help of MasterChief9732, who assembled and debugged our work into a functioning build, the time has come to release SGI as a Pre Alpha to you all!

The release will be during March-April and we are confident that we will be able to complete everything mentioned below in this time frame.

Pre Alpha Details

There have been questions about what the release will be like compared to other mods so here are some details of what we are aiming for and how we intend to structuring our future releases:

- This is a Pre Alpha so we won't have all intended elements implemented for this release

- Playable Factions: Human, Asuran

- Focus on ship Textures, Models, general functionality and debugging:

  • For the two factions, all combat ships will have textures, meshes, weapon points and shields.
  • Ships will have icons and names in the build menus, and all structures and ships will have names (no icons yet for structures)

- For future releases we are considering updating the mod as follows:

  • Entire Combat Ship line-up of one faction as described above.
  • Entire Structures line-up of the same faction.
  • Abilities, Balancing and general clean-up for that faction

Each of the above would be a release but we cannot give precise time frames since every faction is different. Once we go through the above steps for one faction we will move to the next.

Release Form

We have looked into the possibility of providing a direct, synced release through google drive as well releasing here on Moddb.

The release through google drive would be in the form of a link with view permission to the distribution account that we created and could be used to sync the google desktop app directly to the Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion Mods folder with the included installation instructions. When we update the files on the account you will receive the update directly through the google drive desktop sync.

The synced delivery is a pilot project, to show us if there is interest in such a delivery method and to see if it's a feasible solution for smaller and more frequent updates. We will initially invite about 20 of you to use it on a first-come-first-serve basis, this way we can test if the installation and functionality will be easy enough for a larger audience in stages. If all goes well we can invite more of you to use it.

All you need to do is contact me (dotNfg) or Ace_Fighter here on Moddb and we will provide the link and installation instructions.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to all current and former members of SGI for your work in making this mod possible and to you all for your patience and support!

dotNfg


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DosuKinuta
DosuKinuta

Niiiiiiice! :D

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jannik2099
jannik2099

The google drive idea sounds very interesting and I'd like to try it

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

I've added you to the google drive sync queue;)

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Diegar
Diegar

Uh Nice i love your Mod cant wait to test it *-*

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Guest
Guest

Does that mean you want to be in the queue for the google drive link also?

In general, if you have interest in that form of delivery, please send a private message to me or Ace_Fighter. We might overlook requests posted as comments.

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

That would be me as in dotNfg, or you can send a message to syncsgi@gmail.com instead which will add you to the queue directly

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MrDS
MrDS

a release? yes please. (/*_*)/ <--- supposed dude with sparkly eyes holding his arms up (I'm not very good at making them.) oh and good luck guys and gals. what you have looks absolutely amazing :)

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timperius
timperius

hell yah so do you know whin i realy wanne play it mate

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3demons
3demons

Im interested in the google drive too.

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Ok, I've added you to the sync queue. You'll receive the link as soon as we're ready to release.

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GhostOfHarbie
GhostOfHarbie

I am also interested in the google drive as well!

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

I've added you to the queue

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zehel-fr
zehel-fr

Me too ! up to test google driver and your mod !
Thanks a lot for your work :D

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

I've added you to the queue

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tynanrw
tynanrw

Good Work Guys

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

You're already in the queue

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boldt
boldt

Sounds great, been quietly waiting for this mod! I would love to get the google drive link!

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Added to the queue

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lucaspou
lucaspou

I would love to be added to the queue.

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Added to the queue

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Drysyn
Drysyn

please add me to the que too, i have been using a modified version of 1.80 for some time that ace?fighter made for me quite some time ago. I am so excited to hear 2 playable factions will be released soon

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

I've added you to the queue

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AWPscrape
AWPscrape

Can I too be added to the queue? Can't wait to blow some holes into ships in this game! :D

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

I have added you to the queue.

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deaths21121
deaths21121

i wouldn't mind using the google drive method

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majkihochanel
majkihochanel

is it still possible to be add to the queue ? Couse this idea is very interesting

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maurowhelan
maurowhelan

im fine with downloading from mod db, but i am curious if there's a general release date time frame now that we are in April?

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zackyboy17
zackyboy17

is the new update out yet i want to get it asap

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