Alright, long time no hear so time for a small status update!
I’ve been working on the stars and changed the green star into a white one and added an orange star too! All star icons have changed so they are a bit more minimal, screenshot is on ModDb, I’ll post some here in the upcoming days).
Added orbiting moons to planets, these will spawn at random around terrestrial planets (so no ice/gas giants/dwarf planets) and are currently eye-candy only! Thinking of adding some planet bonuses, not sure.
Todo: change the pirate base into dwarf planets/regular planets, but I’m still brainstorming for ideas.. also thinking of adding several sized moons but I’m having some problems resizing them. I think this is about it, I’ll keep my blog updated with new stuff I’m adding, sorry for all the delay but currently busy with real life (sadly.. =] ) so that’s why updates are coming in slowly.
Currently working on Gas/Ice Giants, these will be colonizable through research (Tier 5).
Ice Giants will have slightly smaller icons and meshes than Gas Giants, and maximum of 5 resource extractors.
In total there will be 4 Ice giants: White, Aqua (Uranus texture), Yellow and Blue (Neptune Texture).
Now looking into planet bonuses specific to Gas/Ice giants (like He-3, Hydrogen, …, deposits).
It’s here, Infinite Space for Rebellion 1.04! (Readme: http://bit.ly/UOO5kZ )
Well, I just wanted to let you guys know that a lot of progress has been made today.
I think 2 weeks was an over-estimate, I hope I can finish it before next week Sunday!
I’ve added some tweaks and did adjustments regarding fighter/bomber squadrons and the main battleships of each faction (Kol, Radiance and Kortul), these do anti-fighter damage now.
As for the planets, I’ve done the Sol system planets, did some tweaks to the textures and are coplete, now for the rest of the planets (should not be a lot of work anymore)!
Rebellion 1.04 is a fact, but Infinite Space will minidump as soon as you try and load it up, as expected.
I’ll be doing some research on what has been changed etc..
I guess it’ll be about 3-4 weeks untill I’ll release a compatible version for 1.04, seems a bit long, but I’ll be gone for a week
starting this saturday (vacation) and I think updating all my files to be compatible with 1.04 will take about 2 to 3 weeks.
If I can release something slightly stable for 1.04, I might do that so you guys can keep playing Infinite Space!
Anyway, I’ll keep my blog & twitter updated with any news I have regarding progress and findings, .. 🙂
Only a few more days to go and update 1.04 will be released! You can find the changelog in the official thread
In preparation to this day, I’ve already created the splash screen style for the new version, tell me what you think! 😀
What’s already done for this version (v1.00)?
- Redid the Gas Giant/Ice Giant textures from the Sol system
- Redid the loading screens
- Redid the planet glow effect
What’s still to come for this version?
- Redo barren planets (not happy with the current ones..)
- Redo some of the desert planets
- Add some more garden planets
- Add some more gas giants / ice giants
- More resized particle effects, I hope I won’t be getting issues with version 1.04, if I do this means I’ll have to resize ALL the effects already resized, meaning starting from scratch ..
- Do some changes in planet type research
- Try to make the starscape more beautiful
- Make some maps (I really suck at this, if someone want to help out, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
That’s about it for today, as always, feedback is always welcome!
PS: Thanks for the +1500 downloads for v0.99 so far!
Now that version 0.99 is released for Rebellion 1.31, I’m going to take a small break from the mod until the next patch for Rebellion is released (1.40).
I’m still going to do some small things like resizing a few particles here and there, update some textures and post screenshots on my blog, but that’ll be it 🙂
When the next patch for Rebellion is released I’ll see what has changed and update the mod accordingly.
Please stay tuned for the next version as it will contain a few new planets/planetoids/more resized particles for the scaled version/etc …
Also keep checking the screenshots page, could be I’ll be showing off some of the new stuff soon 😉
As always, feedback would be nice!