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#1 Phil

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 10:38 PM

Hi altogether,

it's time to finally make the announcement and reveal something of our mod.

At this very moment we also open question, idea, screenshot and techtree topics where you are all invited to post and comment on our work or make suggestions. The news forum here is active but since the design of the news on the page has not been done yet, there won't be too much to read there.
However, I've uploaded many new screenshots and also the renders you can see here in the screenshots topic.

So, enough of the intro talk and let's focus on the more important things.

About the Mod:
As you can see from the name, BFME+, this mod is an add-on for BFME, including lots of new stuff like units, heroes, buildings and so on. Besides there will be some general changements to the game.

The main part of this mod is about the four mini-factions, one per original faction. To be able to use that minifaction, we changed hwo the outpost system works: Instead of just unpacking the outpost, you can choose between two different outposts: the normal one, which just includes a citadel of your main faction and three buildplots and the minifaction oupost where you get a minifaction citadel, three minifaction buildplots and some defense possibilities.

And because this wasn't enough, we also decided to increase the number of buildings that are available at the economy plot (the one where you build lumbermills or so):
That's why we thought that it would be nice to have mini-subfactions (or "mini-minifactions") there. These are actually just one building where you can buy units, heroes and maybe upgrades aswell. You can find the list of these in the techtree topic.


This mod was started as a one-man-fun-project by Nightmare (N19HtmAr3), and after we both had a break of BFME1 modding, we decided to work on it again, but of course increasing it's size.
At the moment, Nightmare's the "art guy", doing modelling, skinning and rendering. You cand find some of his amazing work in the screenshots topic.
I myself am covering the coding part and improving/maintaining the site.
And as a cool plus, cahik joined the mod team recently as another art guy. Of course we are very proud to have his steadily increasing and amazing talent with us. Atm, you can see his Dain and Brand renders in the screenshots topic.

The mod is making good overall progress at the moment, and many things have already been done, but there are many things remaining too. So please don't ask for a release date, we just can't tell you yet.

Have a very nice day,
Dark Lord of the Sith

Edited by Dark Lord of the Sith, 16 September 2006 - 11:18 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 12:10 AM

Good Job! Great Idea with the unpacking the Minifactions on the Expansion Plots :lol:

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:10 PM

great to here that theres another mod coming out for BFME. Can't wait to see the end product :lol:

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:11 PM

Thanks :lol: But you will have to wait a while until the end product is ready.

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:16 PM

sure no problem.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:36 AM

Wow! Man this sounds like an awesome mod!! and for the first game? Dude that rocks totally ;)

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:09 AM

wow this looks really good. i was wondering when u were going to say what this mod was about.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:55 PM

I know, we kept it secret for a bit too long, but we wanted to have some good stuff to show and that's why it was slightly delayed. Thanks for the good comments.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:48 PM

Personally I think that's a great idea, to get a lot of the work done before publicly announcing it.

Anyway, I've probably already told you this but the mod looks great, and its announcement comes at a time when I have just returned to playing BFME1 a lot :)
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:51 PM

That's more praise than we deserve :)
But we're doing our best to make a good mod and hope that there will be some experienced players when we will need them to test the whole stuff. Quite some time until then though.

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