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Ramalina
10.16.2016 , 02:20 AM | #1
I present a pirouette.

Perhaps one more because scouts shouldn't get to have all the attention.

After some consideration, and with a bit of inspiration from a comment Drakkolich made during his GSF birthday event this spring, I decided that instead of complaining (or at the very least, in addition to complaining) about the lack of GSF development I should do something about it.

Like for example decide to try making a GSF tutorial level. It's a rather largish project for, "in my spare time," but the mesh objects are the easy part and after 2 months of being on the low priority ToDo list I've finally gotten around to rendering and uploading for display a couple of WIP mesh animations.

I'm hoping to have things moving in-engine by Nov or Dec, and possibly things resembling UIs and/or weapon fire by March or so. Subject to several months of schedule creep for things like being distracted by passing butterflies.

With great luck, I might even have something that's actually useful as a tutorial before the SWTOR servers shut down.
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Drakkolich
10.16.2016 , 03:48 AM | #2
I don't know what I said but that's really awesome! Definitely keep us updated on your progress!
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Ramalina
10.22.2016 , 10:20 PM | #3
So I've organized things into a youtube channel, where I'll try to post a WIP tidbit every one to two weeks or so as things progress. Subject to interruptions for things like holidays or just plain forgetting to update.

@ Drakkolich: The comment was when someone asked you about having a 70th birthday GSF event. The general consensus was that shooting you down 70 times would take an awfully long time, but you did say something along the lines of, "I hope they still have GSF when I'm 70."

I think that GSF is a (very unfinished) gem of a game, and that it would be pretty cool to still have it around in some form that far in the future. I also think that BW or its successors are very unlikely to make that happen.



Full disclosure, this is not really a clone of GSF any more than the part-frog dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were clones.
For a bunch of mostly technical reasons I can't truly clone GSF (which is actually very good for me in terms of intellectual property issues), and being very much an engineer in some ways, there's no hope that any GSF analogue that I make will be free of "improvements." Case in point, I already have the Tier 4 strike mesh almost complete. However, I am aiming for a pretty much 1:1 mapping of gameplay feel and piloting skill.

At any rate, this is probably the last post I'll do about it here pending actual playable tutorial content in a state I'm willing to release. To follow how things are going between now and then just check up on the youtube channel once a month or so.
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nvlvbiomedical
10.25.2016 , 09:00 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Ramalina View Post
I present a pirouette.
Like for example decide to try making a GSF tutorial level. It's a rather largish project for, "in my spare time," but the mesh objects are the easy part and after 2 months of being on the low priority ToDo list I've finally gotten around to rendering and uploading for display a couple of WIP mesh animations.


With great luck, I might even have something that's actually useful as a tutorial before the SWTOR servers shut down.


WTB Tattoo Artist =) I want this on my buttcheek

understand people, this guy is not EA if it is anyone's full time job to fix / expand on things like this in swtor, what the hell do they do all day long xD

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nvlvbiomedical
10.25.2016 , 09:09 AM | #5
also it looks really good :P i hate drawing / animation like that cuz it's just too hard and tedious for me if you can do this with so little effort.... WHAT DO THESE DEV'S DO ALL DAY AT THEIR FULL TIME JOBS?

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FlavivsAetivs
10.25.2016 , 10:42 AM | #6
This is awesome work.

Someone get a flyswatter for those butterflies so she can keep focused!

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