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We show you the Ghost, and update you with the teams status.

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Welcome to the 32st news update!

About a week ago we showed you guys an early look at the Ghost vehicle. Today, I'll be showing you renders of the ghost, and explaining the teams awesome status. As well as attempting to encouraging you to vote for Solitude!

Our latest team member, Xalener, has been hard at working texturing and animating for us. One day he went on his livestream account (It displays everything on your screen for free!) and opened up Maya. What he showed, I instantly fell in love with. A ghost model, that only had a freakishly low count of triangles, 150 triangles spot on to be more accurate, he then showed me the work in progress texture he was working on.

Ghost WIP

Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed, then he pointed out that the texture was using a 128x128 resolution for the whole thing. He cramned in that much detail in a texture that this big.


A few days later, I got a message to get on Live stream again, this time he was showing me the finished product.

Ghost

Yes, I was very pleased with what Xalener could produce and work with. So I immediately got our spartan model, and slaped him ontop of that thing. It looked awesome, I couldn't wait until it was ingame, which might take months. So I made a few renders.

Ghost

Ghost


People who registered at our forums might remember a 19 page thread in the developer diary boards that only registered members can see. It was about a map I'd spent alot of time, it was getting hyped and BAM! The computer died and the map was never heard of or seen of again. That, is until now. I can't get the concept out of my head. So I've decided to redo the map, this time making sure I've got a copy of the man on every portable device I own.

Heres a sneak peak to jog your memory.

New map?


Now the awesome news, an animator that used to work for us, but had to leave due to personal reasons, has re-joined us! Welcome to the team, again, Chirch! You can see his current demoreel here.

Nicktmus, who has finally finished his professional jobs, will be writing the an original Soundtrack for the game. He's worked with professionals, and does this for a living. Are we expecting good things? No, were expecting great things.

Also, the awesome coder, Baker, has finally started working on Solitude, he recently got a psp. What does this mean? We've got one of the best Quake coders around work on Solitude, I'm sure you can add 1 + 1.



We are actively making textures for Solitude's environments, we are looking for texture artist who can expand our texture library, work with requests, work with resolutions from 512x256 all the way down to 32x32. If you think you have wait it takes to join the Flaming Ice team, email me at flamingiceteam(at)gmail(dot)com

If you have any questions about Solitude or want to talk to any of the developers join us on IRC: irc.EnterTheGame.com, #Solitude channel.

If you like what you see, we encourage you to Track the Game to be updated on future media and to vote for us for a spot in the top 5 upcoming indie games!


See ya!

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deadrabbit2600
deadrabbit2600

Loving all the updates. That ghost looks amazing. Voted.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Very nice. Never thought it could be done in quake! :D

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Tsluecke
Tsluecke

looks like you guys beat us into top 100
Great job you guys really deserved it over us!
i will be voting for you guys to get in the next round
good luck!

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Samuk Author
Samuk

I was surprised you guys didn't make it! You were pumping some nice updates out. Maybe next year mate. Thanks, your vote is greatly appreciated! Hopefully we'll get into the top 5 with a bit of luck.

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Jukki
Jukki

nice. Is ghost realy coded in O:

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Sarge127
Sarge127

Looks like halo wars when you jack it with spartan great job! *Thoumbs Up*

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DarkSlayer_
DarkSlayer_

Awesome!

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Mobster103
Mobster103

yeah awesome job guys :)

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slurp
slurp

epic update that "cough" video of the ghost "cough" is awsome i thought u were going to get in and out of it i thought u would show us that but awell still is fringin awsome cant wait till beta.
o yay the ghost needs a hud forgot to ad but u already no that.

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DarkSlayer_
DarkSlayer_

You surely know how to get the "trust" of people around here.
I say that cause im aware of all updates for about a couple 'a' months, and I can admit, I never wanted this game as I do now, the progress in Solitude is absolute amazing, everything is coming so fast now.
Yeah Im aware of many updates and comented a lot of them but I think you still think: "who is this guy? just another fan like the others", well I understand why, so many fans...
Well saying too much s*it and saying nothing at the same time cause im here just to say im amazed with all your work, never said that, so its about time.
Congratulations Sami, your team is the power!

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Samuk Author
Samuk

Thanks alot, DarkSlayer!

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DarkSlayer_
DarkSlayer_

No problem dude...

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vinesh
vinesh

worthog with 2 turrents would be awsome.

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UrbanKid
UrbanKid

hey what is the website for solitude i forgot

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Samuk Author
UrbanKid
UrbanKid

thanks!
hey when will you realease halo soliutude

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DarkSlayer_
DarkSlayer_

There's no release date yet...
Like they always say: "when they think its ready for a release".

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Samuk Author
Samuk

halo soliutude? Don't know.

Solitude?
When we feel it to a high enough standard. :)

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doom318
doom318

i would be awesome if you gave us the .fgd for revamped or solitude so we can make maps on worldcraft.

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