Post news RSS UEaW News: October 2011

In this edition: 1. Progress update 2. Forums 3. What is UEaW V1? 4. Closing tempter

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In this edition:

  1. Progress update
  2. Forums
  3. What is UEaW V1?
  4. Closing tempter

Progress update

Development of UEaW V1 has been slower this last month, mainly due to my second year of medical school starting. Shimrra can't keep going on his own, and Geroenimo has other commitments so the pace has been more relaxed recently. This doesn't mean nothing has happened

  • The Galactic AI draws ever closer to completion.
  • The new GUI is almost finalised, and is looking pretty sexy imho. Forum members can view some exclusive alpha shots of the Galactic GUI that were only released to our forums, if you want to take a look (and join the community ;) )
  • Balancing continues ever on...
  • The Executor-class Star Dreadnaught has finally been coded, courtesy of hour's of Shimrra's time.
  • Various graphical upgrades are continually in production. The most recent example is the re-skin of Coruscant - no more ugly clouds and dull surface:
Coruscant

Forums

The website and forums are now operational again (indeed have been for some weeks, though we failed to notify on Moddb of this).

More than this, they've been upgraded to smf 2.0.1 and we've been re-structuring and generally improving the boards, and have been very pleased to see quite a few new users, after activity had been falling for so long.

As with the GUI shots I mentioned earlier, media reaches the forums before Moddb, and some of it is exclusive to the forums, so besides your chance to be a part of the community it is also beneficial to be a regular to them.

What is UEaW V1?

We've had a little confusion from newer members about what will

  • Space-only combat - this is a necessary and temporary restriction; due to the amount of content involved we can't realistically release land and space in one version, otherwise we really would be modding for evermore.
  • 4 eras of Star Wars history - 8 factions each with their own navy.
  • Entirely re-developed gameplay - the game has been re-made from scratch, basically.
  • Significantly improved graphics versus vanilla.
  • Inter-era skirmishes.
  • Numerous era-based Galactic Conquest scenarios, with canon trade routes, re-made planets and a more diverse economy and population system.
  • Extensive orbital building and management options - economy, infrastructure and defence. These will be retained for V2 if and when land is implemented.
  • Research trees for every faction.
  • Brand new streamlined glass-themed GUI designed to reduce impingement on the game area.
  • Larger, tougher tactical combat maps.
  • Tougher, more aggressive AI.

Hopefully that will answer some of the more obvious questions.

Closing Tempter

Finally, there's so much new stuff and differences from the vanilla game in V1, we couldn't leave you without documentation. Just a sneak preview of the front cover ;)


Until next time mentlegen (and next time may be posted by our PR rep, s-t-n),

Doktor von Wer (LTCC)

Comments
Starkiller2356
Starkiller2356 - - 430 comments

Cool! I can't wait for this mod, and I like the idea of making a game manual like RAW did.

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Theta.Sigma Author
Theta.Sigma - - 553 comments

To be honest, if we didn't make a manual, half of the people playing it on release would probably go cross-eyed :P.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero - - 6,594 comments

thx, this will be really helpful. i encounter that problem in many mods where i just have no clue what some particular things do.

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Obi-1-Kenobi
Obi-1-Kenobi - - 1,597 comments

oh, hey starkiller!
i didnt know you watched UEAW?

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Starkiller2356
Starkiller2356 - - 430 comments

Yep I watch all common Empire at War/FOC mods :D!

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RCsevrocks
RCsevrocks - - 90 comments

Can't wait!

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EddieSmithWCHS2013
EddieSmithWCHS2013 - - 398 comments

I'm so excited!!!

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RepublicatWar
RepublicatWar - - 237 comments

Lookin sharp, you guys are good at marketing!

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G3nesis_Prime
G3nesis_Prime - - 116 comments

Oh hell yes

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lugema1
lugema1 - - 340 comments

is that coruscant the day or the night site?

"and some of it is exclusive to the forums"
hm, I already thought about joining the forum before the breakdown, but this now is a good reason to join. Or as the Emperor would say: "The time has come..." ;)
looking forward to see you then^^
also good looking manual so far! keep it up!

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Theta.Sigma Author
Theta.Sigma - - 553 comments

'Commander Cody, execute Order 66.'

Not the best example I grant you, because Cody fails to kill High General Kenobi :p.

This is the night side, hence the vast contrast on the ecumenopolis rings.

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lugema1
lugema1 - - 340 comments

No not really because the first time I tried to register I failed also because for some reason the link in the activision e-mail didnt work. However I got it to work by chance...

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Theta.Sigma Author
Theta.Sigma - - 553 comments

Activision?

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lugema1
lugema1 - - 340 comments

sorry, activation lol

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Chagall
Chagall - - 282 comments

So.. Land is just gone? Planets have only a space spot and you conquer planets by conquering the space?
Thumbs up ;)

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Theta.Sigma Author
Theta.Sigma - - 553 comments

For V1, yes. Only because we can't realistically make the content for both space and land simultaneously.

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Nova_Stihl
Nova_Stihl - - 501 comments

hehe sexy gui's ;)

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GilgameshMa
GilgameshMa - - 97 comments

Questions, will it be supported for Gold Pack on Steam?

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Stormx2233
Stormx2233 - - 63 comments

Any date on when you think it will be ready yet?

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