It's time for a more or less text driven news! We want to talk about the progress of the project, pin down some frequent questions, ask you for help again, say sorry for the missing christmas present, make all our lifes easier...oh and our website will be down for a few days. (Hopefully only days...)
So first of all...some words from Locutus about the general progress of our project.
Since this is a question that's bothering most of you and due to the lack of news lately I figured to give you a little more insight on where we stand. As you all know the regular GCs cannot function without the ground part of the game so in order to release any GC we need the ground part to be done completely.
We are making constant progress for the ground part but the progress is not as fast as we hoped for. What's taking the most time are all the models that need to be made. Building-wise we have achieved notable progress but a lot of units are still missing. We don't have many modelers in the team that know how to create complex yet poly-saving humanoid character meshes with proper textures and animations. We try to finish the main units first (especially the Wraith still need a ton of models but also Goa'uld and Tau'ri are missing a lot) and then we'll try to focus on the heroes.
Luckily the space part is mostly done. Most of the non-playable races got their complement of ships which are fully coded, too. Just "some" balancing and a bunch of minor issues left.
The GCs itself, well... As some of you might know we plan to release two types of GCs: Those in which the player will follow a story-line through several events and those that rather focus on playing freely and don't limit the players actions through events.
The story-less GCs are comparatively fast to make but still lack essentials in tech-progressing, some galactic buildings/"things" and the possibility to actually play them (kinda hard with the ground part being heavily WIP;)). Not every planet will get a custom map as there are simply too many that require a lot of custom models but we try to finish the most important ones.
The progress on the GCs that do have a story-line is mixed. Some short event chains can already be played considerably well but it is still a big work-in-progress and getting everything done will still take a fair amount of time.
Now you may ask "Hey, you still didn't say a single word about an estimate release!". Well, the reason we don't tell you anything is because we don't know it ourselves. Sometimes there are weeks in which we can make more progress than we did in the whole month before and then there are times where everyone is busy with that odd thing called 'real life' which tends to mess up mod things.
If you feel like you can contribute to this mod (and help things speed up) feel free to send us a short application: We are still looking for translators, sound guys (getting unit speech sounds other than German and English), mappers, modelers (for either complex things such as character models as well as simplistic map props), event scripters, etc, etc.
Have a look at the open jobs here: Ow.ly
But even if you can't mod and wish to support us simply do so by staying active on this page or our forums. We really appreciate all the feedback you guys give us and sometimes even your craziest ideas can lead to cool, implementable features. All this gives us the motivation to continue the work on this project.
See you around.
We hope that this wall of text had some of your questions covered! :)
While talking about helping...since a few days you can help us by watching Stargate episodes! Help us to identify old speech files from the EaW versions so we can localize them for other languages: Ow.ly
To make the search easier we uploaded the speech files to soundcloud. ;)
You might want to know when the Sleipnir and its map will be released. Unfortunately we ran into a problem regarding some shaders we were unable to fix yet shortly before we wanted to release it... We're very sorry that you have to wait longer than expected and will try hard to release the Sleipnir as soon as possible.
You read that headline correctly...after many years there are finally official installation videos! So far there is only some text to explain but maybe we will do a voice over in the future. ;) If you have any feedback regarding the videos please give us a hint!
We have a video for the Retail version, Steam version and GOG.com version. We will prepare a video for the retail gold pack as soon as Klon get's his hands on that version.
Stargate EaW: TPC - Steam Installation - Mod DB
One last important point:
Our website www.stargate-eaw.de will be down soon as we will migrate to a new host. Don't be surprised if you see this image for a few days:
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