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With the recent images and video of the UNSC Infinity, Mantle's Approach, and the various iterations of our fancy new UI, fervor over the next release of the mod is at an all time high. The updates may also make it look like the mod is ready to ship out, since the last news you saw from us mentioned having to rebuild the project. So, the SotP mod team would like to update you on the status of the mod and the rebuild.

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Greetings,

With the recent images and video of the UNSC Infinity, Mantle's Approach, and the various iterations of our fancy new UI, fervor over the next release of the mod is at an all time high. The updates may also make it look like the mod is ready to ship out, since the last news you saw from us mentioned having to rebuild the project. So, the SotP mod team would like to update you on the status of the game and the rebuild.

 Updated specular mapping for the iced worlds
"Updates to the ice world's specular map and Reach's texture."

Rebuild

The rebuild is about halfway done at this point. It's time consuming and monotonous work that takes longer to do due to the tedious nature of the project. While we have brought on two new coders that will eventually help us speed up tasks, they take time to train. Overall the project is picking up pace and should continue to do so.


"Work on the new HUD continues as we attempt to rebuild the UI
into something uniquely Halo and easy to visually digest in our fast-paced combat."

However, that isn't the only thing going on with the mod. We still have artists working on the project: fixing planet textures, working on the UI and HUD, fixing up aging engine and weapon effects, modeling and texturing ships that will eventually make it in-game.

Improvements


"A shield world is encompassed in Flood biomass, but the battle
rages on between its AI caretakers and the parasite, visible on the night side."


Once the rebuild is complete, the process of fixing balancing issues, improving research trees, and general testing will begin. Before the rebuild the mod was rebalanced based on feedback from the July release of the mod, thanks to over 30,000 players and tons of feedback, so most of the testing will be centered around the UNSC Infinity and how new research affects the overall metagame.


"Work continues to improve Infinity and the Mantle's Approach, both visually and combat-wise."



"Thanks to VDNKh we've figured out a new trick that allows us
to use all engines on ships no matter the size discrepancy between them!"

Forgehub

We've fully customized SoaSE's Galaxy Forge map creation tool to use our custom planets, icons, and ships - allowing users to create multiplayer maps in the same way one can in Halo's Forge. We've also created a subforum on the mod's forum to post and rate user created maps. Highly rated maps may end up being part of the official mod, so get to work! (Click the image above to go to the Forgehub subforum, the download link below to download the tool itself.)

If you haven't seen any of the videos we've been posting of the Infinity in action yet, here is a little taste of what she can do with a little fleet power behind her!

The last item I want to share with you is a message we got from a Marine at MCAS-1 in Yuma.


Unsurprisingly, we're fans of the military here at SotP. I'm a veteran myself and it's truly awesome to get messages like this from our fans. This kind of stuff motivates us to work harder and produce a better product for all of you, especially those of you going into harm's way.

On the off chance you haven't downloaded the mod from our July 20th release in 2014, the following download link should accommodate you.

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kas110
kas110

Awesome. I am loving it, keep it up :) and thanks for working so hard on this amazing mod, we really appreciate it. Its just a miracle how you find the time :)

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Idios
Idios

The new UI looks fraking spectacular, I can't believe how beautiful it looks! Keep up the good work you glorious bastards!

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LancelotSwe
LancelotSwe

I know you'll make this mod great, so just take your time, I belive in you!

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james340
james340

UI is looking fantastic, can't wait to have a play at it!

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Guest
Guest

The graphics are.....beautiful

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Kylialiel
Kylialiel

Will you add the apparently canonic new ship classes that will appear in the new tabletop game?

This ones:

Spartangames.co.uk

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

The Epoch is a ****** remake of our own Athens. The ORS will have to be changed if we decide to use it. It has some serious flaws.

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The_Master_Builder
The_Master_Builder

I don't see any flaws with the ORS. What exactly do you think is wrong with that ship? Also will the DDS carrier use the SoP model or the canonical one?

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Neon-Ghost
Neon-Ghost

Hah, that **** with the marines is pretty cool.

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Guest
Guest

im confused are the infinity and mantle in the currently avalible mod?

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

No, this is why we specifically mention the public version of the mod is from July of last year.

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WakaBam79
WakaBam79

This mod looks too damn beautiful. I can't wait to play this!

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bubba4422
bubba4422

first off you guys are doing an amazing job on this mod. Huge fan. Now one thing i thought we be an awesome addition would be to incorporate the effect the corvettes have when they strafe targets. There moving constantly into the target and then they re engage the target on the next pass. How come you guys didn't use this effect for some of you smaller ships for either races?

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

Anything with a MAC is terrible idea to have move that way in this kind of game.

Also, if you look at the space combat shown during the siege of Earth in Halo 2 Anniversary, our current combat system is pretty accurate.

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Dylam_12
Dylam_12

when will you release a updated version that we can play because i cant wait

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

When it's ready.

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VladTheImpailer1
VladTheImpailer1

the best time to release things

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Guest
Guest

hi was wondering when the updated version would be released because your tittle says...
SIns of the Prophets update 02.16.15 which is quite misleading because i was convinced u had already released the mod.

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

When 343 does their news updates do you think every one is a new Halo game?

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VDNKh
VDNKh

THERE'S A NEW HALO GAME?!?!?!1 :DDD

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Guest
Guest

Can you give us an idea of when the next update will be out?

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

Midnight tonight! Stay up for it!

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Reclaimer15
Reclaimer15

Good one! lol

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jamy702
jamy702

Hey man any chance to get an exclusive access to do a video on the up coming release you know get some hype up?

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Captain_agigabyte
Captain_agigabyte

Exclusive access? Why the hell would they give a random exclusive access?

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jamy702
jamy702

Actually show off whats different?

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Captain_agigabyte
Captain_agigabyte

Do you have a well known YouTube channel? Do you have a popular twitch channel? Do you have a well known website?

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jamy702
jamy702

I have friends at TGN like captain shack....

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jamy702
jamy702

I have friends at TGN like captain shack....

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fozchina
fozchina

great work guys, first time I played was looking forward to kicking some butt, then got my arse wooped. Didn't read the part where the cov ships are much stronger. Think it makes it more interesting and certainly fast paced. Will deff be keeping an eye on this mod's progress.

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HenryVarro
HenryVarro

Loving it, and if it isn't, ummm classified by Uni- erm, i mean ONI, could we see some possible WIP of the Remnant? just wanna know what i get to shoot a big tungsten shell at next!

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Guest
Guest

If your adding the Mantle's Approach. Why not a CSO? as the Mantle Approach is way way way larger... I'll understan-- wait... the Mantle's Approach is way more OP than a CSO? So why?

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Captain_agigabyte
Captain_agigabyte

Do you even know why the CSO is so hated? Besides, the CSO has no role that isn't already filled.

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AceJoker303
AceJoker303

Can't wait for this update to come out.I'll definitely be playing as soon as it comes out. Keep up the good work.

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rldeputy
rldeputy

hey i just want it to say is a great mod but i was wording win the new mod updated was coming out or how far you have finish it thx btw :)

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Guest
Guest

Hey guys having abit of trouble with the flood they are always contained even when i activate them, can anyone help?

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

Probably wrong map?

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TheFlawlessGem
TheFlawlessGem

This will be so much better than homefront... well, it already is. :)

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LtWolf
LtWolf

Im trying to activate the mod abut every time i do it pops up a "Save Mini Dump" notification and crashes. how do i fix this problem?

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sahilchikara
sahilchikara

when it will be launched i have been waiting for it for a long time
The Sins Of The Prophets Update 02.16.15

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sahilchikara
sahilchikara

when when it will be launched ? ^_^ :-)

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mech654321
mech654321

I cant wait fo the unsc Infinity to F some cov up

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mech654321
mech654321

And also will the mantles approach be to scale cuz if so god damn help us all

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B1_BATTLE_DROID
B1_BATTLE_DROID

so when will this update release

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xBlAkrApToRx
xBlAkrApToRx

Yo... So... It's been a year now is this mod dead? Or are you guys still having problems with rebuilding... A year feels quite a long time... Cause it is, any update reguarding the mods status would be great tbh cause I love this mod.

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