Post news RSS Reason for Inactivity: Switching Game Engines

Sorry it has been so long. The Mod is not dead. At the moment it is dormant. We decided the Source engine is not the best fit for a mod of this type. HL2 is not even that friendly to FPS mods, let alone Hockey ones. What Engine will we switch to? That's hard to say. My thinking is that the Unreal

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Sorry it has been so long. The Mod is not dead. At the moment it is dormant. We decided the Source engine is not the best fit for a mod of this type. HL2 is not even that friendly to FPS mods, let alone Hockey ones.

What Engine will we switch to? That's hard to say. My thinking is that the Unreal Engine(s) have been very nice to sports mods. With UT2007 stuff coming around, that is definitely a possibility. But I haven't done enough research yet to pinpoint it. There are lots of good engines out there.

On a side note, Marlon Brando will still be with us ;)

Mingo

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord - - 1,934 comments

please do not simply wait for future engines just for the GraFX!!1!! ... better use a current engine with less graphics but the gameplay is good. i prefer that much more than waiting for future engines which most people can't run without going pick-pocketing for money <.=.<

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Mingo Author
Mingo - - 34 comments

Good point. However, graphics do not factor in the decision. HL2s graphics are fantastic as it is. HL2s unfriendliness to a sports mod was the biggest factor. It's possible, but we believe there are Engines better fit for this mod. Physics will play a big part in this game, and most of these newer generation games have physics engines that are adequate. My search for an engine will certainly include modability / suitability (I understand that no engine is going to be super easy for this mod). Graphics will be considered, but i think a game such as UT tries to attract as large an audience as possible, meaning it will have those uber-graphics, but should support lower-end machines as well.

hmmmm.... And we won't be totally Idle. For instance, I'll be hanging around the ice rink with a sound recorder one of these days.

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