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Syklon
12-02-2007, 08:38 PM
Today is the one year anniversary of the first release of The Xtended Mod!
As such I would like to wish a hearty congratulations to all past and present members of both the team and the community that have helped bring us to where we are today.

For such a momentous occasion we have decided to announce one of the major features of the upcoming 0.7 release that has remained secret up to this point. A lot of work has been put into this, and we've been working hard over the last few weeks to really bring all of the pieces together, so without further ado I give you:


The Xtended Universe:
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Featuring 90 new sectors including:
- The Solar System
- New Xenon, Khaak, Pirate, and Yaki Sectors
- New Goner Sectors
- New Unknown Sectors
- And countless new places to explore!



And if that isn't enough, we've also decided to give you a (rough) feature list for 0.7:

83 New Ships:
- Argon, Terran, Paranid, Otas and Sohnen M0's
- Full compliment of M7 frigate class ships
- Full complement of MM6 military corvette class ships
- An M8 class ship for each of the 5 major races with a special feature per M8, as well as the Otas Custodian shield frigate
- 7 Ships from X2 brought back, remodeled and refitted by special dealers across the universe
- Full compliment of Terran ships on sale and active in the universe from M0 down to M5
- MTS, Military Transport class ships, TS ships with teeth.
- Pirate Galleon, frigates and 2 unique new Pirate fighter models
- Otas (a corporation specializing in advanced technologies) will have a full compliment of ships from M0 down to M3, each with special distinctive features.
- A new race, and 9 ships used by them.
- A fleet of new Yaki and Goner ships to discover, buy and use.
- Many other various ships like the Krait, Boron Whale and Xenon P Raider

Xtensive Effects improvements
- Shockwaves and improved capital ship explosions
- Added debris in ship explosions
- New pirate and Yaki engine effects
- New sound effects
- And other minor tweaks to all of the 0.6 improvements

2 New Weapons
- The Paranid Heavy Missile Gun: An ammo base missile launcher capable of devastating long range bombardment
- The Sohnen Beam Cannon: Limited intel available due to a distinct lack of survivors.

Over 45 New commands and features including:
- Shipbuilding capabilities on some ships
- Drone building capabilities on the Argon Griffon Drone Frigate
- Ship extension upgrade options at player owned equipment docks for fleet equipping purposes.
- Complex warehouses to increase the amount that can be stored at factory complexes, or for their own stand alone use to store goods.
- Multiple electronic warfare features on Otas ships.
- The Otas custodian Shield Frigate
- Point to Point jumpdrives on some advanced ships.
- Many other features including installing ship repair facilities on docks and on carriers, setting capital ships to automatically execute tactical retreats when under fire, the ability to deploy scout drones for long range reconnaissance, and much more...

New stations:
- The huge and ancient Dyson Sphere, under control of an unknown force
- The magnificent Otas Headquarters built around a series of old mining facilities.
- New factories for the production of the Heavy Missile Gun and ammo, Concussion Impulse Generator and scout drones.
- Many larger factories for weapon and ship components production (potentially still compatible with Ashley's XL fabs)
- Forges producing Terran Electromagnetic Pulse Cannons and Terran missiles.
- New, distinct Shipyards for the 5 main races

Over 20 New Missions:
- Including a new Xtended plot involving a new and terrifying race with the player trying to avert a universe shattering war.
- Multiple ships to discover and interact with within the universe, leading to missions and side quests and general interaction with the universe.
- Several new BBS missions, including missions to unlock new ships such as the Argon Leviathan.
- Dangerous new missions into uncharted enemy space

Many other new features including:
- New wares and features to find and use
- Much improved AI usage of all ships, leading to more variety and life in the universe
- various AL plugin options to enable:
-- Shockwave damage from capital ship explosions
-- Other independent companies within the universe
-- Randomized or fixed locations for new shipyards and important stations
-- Many new stations to find and trade with


We are growing nearer to release so check back frequently for more updates.

Happy Birthday Xtended, we hope you are just as excited as we are!

Syklon
14-02-2007, 04:59 AM
Comments, questions, discussions, congratulations, drooling all quite welcome and encouraged in this thread.

Mishra
14-02-2007, 06:53 AM
Congrats guys!
Those screenies are jawdropping, this is gonna be great! O0

Eliah
14-02-2007, 07:26 AM
Ninety new sectors... you guys must be nuts :!:
On a side note, does that include new race sectors too, or will they be specifically pirate/khaak/xenon/yaki sectors?
Can't wait for this to come out, this is a superb work your'e doing, just hope the plot will be better than X3 vanilla one.

P.S. Will the Sonhen ships be useable by the player?
P.P.S.
Full compliment of Terran ships on sale and active in the universe from M0 down to M5
So that means that terran M0 is roaming the universe or is for sale :?:

Syklon
14-02-2007, 07:41 AM
Nuts, yes, going through those sectors one by one to design them was a pain, but you didn't think we were really going to make you guys restart w/o adding sectors did ya?

90 sectors includes main race sectors

Some, sorta, you'll have to wait and see :wink:

Both, although buying the m0 will require a mission or two as well, much like the Leviathan does.

Mokonzi
14-02-2007, 08:47 AM
It hopefully explains to everyone why it's taken so long to get 0.7 ready...

G.Org
14-02-2007, 10:14 AM
Looks like the 0.7 is never only a mod. it looks more like a comlete new game :!:
u guys are really incredible...
more and more i am looking forward to the release of 0.7

G.Org
14-02-2007, 10:35 AM
almost forgot it while admire your work:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

siath70
14-02-2007, 10:55 AM
Awsome work guys.

Siath

ezra-r
14-02-2007, 11:36 AM
Great great great! you guys are truly awesome.

About the poll I voted missions, but Im very excited with missions, more scripting like the tactical retreat and repair facilities, more sectors.. more thrill. And to be honest, pretty much every feature you describe is getting me high. Everything is great!

You guys are making the best mod I m sure will have ever played for X3 and more.

Oh my oh my! Im all excited now.


Oh and... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

---

About the screenshot with the blueish nebula!! GREAT WORK!!! I think I recognize other nebulas in other screenshots, aweeeeeesome! Heck Im checking the screenshots there and finding more new space stuff!! Great!!!!!!

ChrG
14-02-2007, 11:38 AM
WOW :D ...u guys have completly restructured the fragging :P game! 90 new sectors gotta be my fav. right after all the new ships

man...if i had a paypal account ide be happy to donate at least a 100 bucks, then again maby i will.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EXTENDED!

Phlt
14-02-2007, 11:42 AM
These are very good news indeed :)

Please, let us know when it will be time to review and 'fine-tune' the already translated "t" files :wink:

Everyone should be able to enjoy if possible at the same time this great Mod when Release will occur.

Many thanks to the Xtended Team for their hard work & dedication O0

andyboyd
14-02-2007, 12:02 PM
Wow, I'm excited about this. I o nly bought X3 recently, and the version I got came with the 2.0 patch already installed, so I haven't even been able to go back and play 0.6, much as I've really wanted to. So, 0.7 will be my first taste of XTM, and it looks incredible!

Mapper484
14-02-2007, 12:45 PM
YEEAAH!! :lol:

Will we get a map of these new sectors?

Some screenies are looking quiete strange like this one (http://img107.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15590_universetour026_copy_122_268lo .jpg)

Are that modifierd backgrounds or are the local fogs from X back. :?:

ezra-r
14-02-2007, 12:47 PM
YEEAAH!! :lol:

Will we get a map of these new sectors?

Some screenies are looking quiete strange like this one (http://img107.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15590_universetour026_copy_122_268lo .jpg)

Are that modifierd backgrounds or are the local fogs from X back. :?:

The screenshot is great!

If you guys post a map make the link hidden or inside the spoiler thingy I dont want to see the layout until Ive found it all! Thank you. :)

Mokonzi
14-02-2007, 01:06 PM
YEEAAH!! :lol:

Will we get a map of these new sectors?

Some screenies are looking quiete strange like this one (http://img107.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15590_universetour026_copy_122_268lo .jpg)

Are that modifierd backgrounds or are the local fogs from X back. :?:

Modified background. The fogs from X2 aren't possible anymore.

Mad Hatter
14-02-2007, 01:37 PM
Awesome work guys!

Is the ES plot still playable in the XTM Universe?

Mapper484
14-02-2007, 01:40 PM
Modified background. The fogs from X2 aren't possible anymore. :(

How strong will that beam weapon be? :roll:
One shot, one corvette? :evil:

PS: The screenshot with the moon, hitting the planet and the escaping ships is the best one!

Gilgamesh
14-02-2007, 02:51 PM
One word: "drool" :D

Jey 16
14-02-2007, 04:57 PM
:D :D :D :D :D

Oh I cant wait

Please release 0.7 as quickly as possible :D

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY :wink:

Ice-Dragon
14-02-2007, 05:19 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait and wow what more can one say :o :o

this is well worth the wait

A big Thankyou should go out to the xtended team.

Stu Austin
14-02-2007, 05:23 PM
Mmm mmm good, Mmm mmm good, XTM is mmm mmm good. :D Can't wait. Looks very impressive.
8)

Lord Morpheus
14-02-2007, 05:58 PM
Well sounds very very nice. Well I want the mod... NOW :wink:

Release?? :mrgreen:

dalin80
14-02-2007, 06:32 PM
heres to looking forward for the release, ive just got a 8800gts and iam going to enjoy putting its teeth into 0.7

Jey 16
14-02-2007, 06:47 PM
Next week well find a new soundtrack in the stores :D

From XTM Community
All good things (come to those who wait)

we beat Nellys song :evil:

Syklon
14-02-2007, 08:22 PM
PS: The screenshot with the moon, hitting the planet and the escaping ships is the best one!Which one is that one? :?

Mapper484
14-02-2007, 08:27 PM
PS: The screenshot with the moon, hitting the planet and the escaping ships is the best one!Which one is that one? :?

This one (http://img5.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=15808_universetour081_copy_122_157l o.jpg)

mr pig
14-02-2007, 08:44 PM
Nice work, the mod looks absolutely awesome!

quick question though, when will you be releasing the list of ship stats like you did for the previous releases?

cheers
Paul

Mokonzi
14-02-2007, 09:00 PM
Probably nearer the time of release, if not at the same time as the release. Balance may change right up till the last minute.

Lord Morpheus
14-02-2007, 09:01 PM
I don't think the moon is hitting the planet.

Mapper484
14-02-2007, 09:12 PM
I don't think the moon is hitting the planet.

But it looks like that! :lol:

Stevio
14-02-2007, 09:38 PM
personally my favourite is the screenshot with blue nebula gas with the paranid shipyard and the agg,
that one is well worth the desktop theme stamp of approval O0


Happy Birthday Xtended and its users :jump:

Aragon Speed
14-02-2007, 09:40 PM
Funny how no-one has noticed the new planet rings sneaking into some of the screenies..... :evil:

Syklon
14-02-2007, 09:47 PM
Or at least not mentioned it.

I will grant them that they aren't quite as impressive out of game as in, and I didn't put a screen that showed them prominently. They'll certainly notice Saturn's rings when we show a shot of that though. 8)

(Solar System shots coming soon btw :wink: )

NemisisX21X
15-02-2007, 03:48 AM
i'm new to xtended...have sectors been added before?

also, how is the ship building going to happen? are we going to have to reverse engineer at the levi and the hq?

sorry if you can't answer this yet i'm just curious

G.Org
15-02-2007, 06:07 AM
why do u need a list of ship stats???
find it all out by yourself :evil:

Syklon
15-02-2007, 06:36 AM
Welcome to the forums Nemesis.

No we haven't added sectors before, mainly because it requires a restart, but since we were having to restart this time anyway to solve some issues we figured we'd go ahead and add sectors too.

Shipbuilding works through a blueprint system, with reverse engineering possible for the most ships in the right facilities. Some blueprints will also be available for purchase.

ezra-r
15-02-2007, 09:10 AM
Funny how no-one has noticed the new planet rings sneaking into some of the screenies..... :evil:

I did, but I cant describe every single thing that has impressed me from just the pics. I would need a separate forum!! :D

Like I said previously, AWEEEEESOME!

Engelsschwinge
15-02-2007, 09:32 AM
Great Screens Great Improvements => GREAT MOD .

Happy Birthday XTM !

mfg engels

Ethanl
15-02-2007, 03:34 PM
Great job guys! Can't wait to test all the new stuff!

Kilrathi Avenger
15-02-2007, 07:34 PM
Jesus Christ guys O0 you are going to get me fired. :x

My boss will think I have retired when this comes out. :evil:

Awesome work.

Just hope TerraCorps Fleet Package by Siath70 is made compatible. :?:

DarkWrath
15-02-2007, 08:41 PM
We will release a list of incompatible scripts/mods soon. And we will try to talk with the mod creator if he/she can release a XTM compatible version(given that we are the largest mod and it would be very hard to make 10 versions of XTM...)

enenra
16-02-2007, 07:25 AM
Happy B-Day XTendet. Great work guys O0

shadow3
16-02-2007, 07:50 AM
happy birthday xtm and the xtm team great job on the mod it looks great i can not wait to get my hands on it :D

Kilrathi Avenger
16-02-2007, 09:07 AM
Fm DarkWrath

We will release a list of incompatible scripts/mods soon. And we will try to talk with the mod creator if he/she can release a XTM compatible version(given that we are the largest mod and it would be very hard to make 10 versions of XTM...)

This is brilliant and the extra work is very much appreciated. :)

Mapper484
16-02-2007, 01:40 PM
Hm, I found THIS (http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=74366_combat1_copy_122_46lo.jpg) screenshot (its my new background now) at the ES forums, but its missing here. :lol:

Mokonzi
16-02-2007, 04:30 PM
German translation topic added of this announcement.

Syklon
16-02-2007, 06:25 PM
Hm, I found THIS (http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=74366_combat1_copy_122_46lo.jpg) screenshot (its my new background now) at the ES forums, but its missing here. :lol:
I had it laying around, needed a combat shot. :wink:

So here officially:
http://img171.imagevenue.com/loc46/th_74366_combat1_copy_122_46lo.jpg (http://img171.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=74366_combat1_copy_122_46lo.jpg)

Elffin
16-02-2007, 07:13 PM
Very impressive work guys - have you been asked to work for Egosoft yet? :D

I'm really looking forward to have a look at the solar system - have you even got some of Jupiter's moons in ?

P.s. - like the planet rings!

Syklon
16-02-2007, 08:43 PM
No, I wish, heck I'd be a volunteer dev if they asked :wink:

Jupiter sector definitely has some moons in it. O0

Mapper484
16-02-2007, 09:10 PM
No, I wish, heck I'd be a volunteer dev if they asked :wink:

Jupiter sector definitely has some moons in it. O0

How many little sectors will be in the Solar System. I guess 13 (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto/Charon, A-Belt, Kuiper-Belt)

Star_Raider15
17-02-2007, 08:24 AM
Pls stop talking in XTM name. We appreciate but we don't agree with your opinion.-DarkWrath
:jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO XTM, AND TO ALL THE MOD MAKERS WE LOVE U GUYS WITH ALL OUR HEART

Mokonzi
17-02-2007, 05:07 PM
German translation of this thread now in the XTM Multi-Language News! forum.

darkwanderer
18-02-2007, 01:44 PM
i have to say i wasnt sure what to expect from the .7 release
.6 was amazing and i was thinking that .7 would only be a minor improvement.
basicali i thought there was going to be about 5-7 new sectors and i was so excited.
i just read 90 and nearly had a heart attack
i really dont get why egosoft dont hire you guys and make this an official expansion

EDIT: are you guys going to get egosoft to host it on their site?
i really think they should make it a big thing with a news post and all. that way alot more people will play it, those that dont check the forums and all

EDIT[again]: How is it for performance? i mean i saw the video and the specs machine that it was recorded on was pretty low but it was running great. is there a noticeable fps hit in existing/new sectors or just anywhere?

Eliah
18-02-2007, 01:58 PM
Ah, right, adding to darkwanderer's post about FPS hit, will the new sectors be shrouded in that fugly X3 fog, or all nice & clean?

Bigduckdk
18-02-2007, 03:34 PM
since you encouraged it... *drool* ... damn this looks nice... cant wait and happy birthday! :D

Mapper484
18-02-2007, 04:32 PM
When well get the Solar System Screenshots, I cant wait anymore. :D

DarkWrath
18-02-2007, 08:38 PM
As soon as I finish fixing a model from it :D I won't say what( S**** ******* G****)

Syklon
18-02-2007, 10:05 PM
Some sectors are in fog/nebula, but they've been improved to be a lot better (ie, there aren't a ton of stars shining through when you can't see an asteroid two feet away from you.)

Solar System shots are coming, blame my profs for dumping a ton of work on me the last couple of days slowing it down.

ChrG
18-02-2007, 10:14 PM
Some sectors are in fog/nebula, but they've been improved to be a lot better (ie, there aren't a ton of stars shining through when you can't see an asteroid two feet away from you.).

yea...that always bothered the hell out of me.. A big thanks 2 u guys 4 fixing that.

wont the vanilla sectors put the exteded ones to shame now :P ?

ezra-r
19-02-2007, 11:55 AM
Some sectors are in fog/nebula, but they've been improved to be a lot better (ie, there aren't a ton of stars shining through when you can't see an asteroid two feet away from you.).

yea...that always bothered the hell out of me.. A big thanks 2 u guys 4 fixing that.

wont the vanilla sectors put the exteded ones to shame now :P ?

you mean the extended will put the vanilla to shame.?

ChrG
19-02-2007, 12:02 PM
Some sectors are in fog/nebula, but they've been improved to be a lot better (ie, there aren't a ton of stars shining through when you can't see an asteroid two feet away from you.).

yea...that always bothered the hell out of me.. A big thanks 2 u guys 4 fixing that.

wont the vanilla sectors put the exteded ones to shame now :P ?

you mean the extended will put the vanilla to shame.?

was going 4 somthing like that :oops: ( vanilla sectors/notsogood * extended ones/good = extended ones put to shame )

Syklon
19-02-2007, 06:01 PM
We improved the stock backgrounds as well, so they all fit together pretty well, although all of the planets, etc. have remained unchanged.

One of the shots in the news announcement is actually from a stock sector, cookie to whoever guesses which one first. :)

Mapper484
19-02-2007, 11:55 PM
Uuh, thats hard!

I have taken three in a closer choice, but I cant decide which one is the right one. :-\

[spoiler:c33a804240]Is there really a ES-stock-sector-screenshot or are you tricking us ?[/spoiler:c33a804240]

Syklon
20-02-2007, 12:22 AM
Yes, there really is one. :lol:

If no one gets it in a couple days I'll say which one and what sector it is.

siath70
20-02-2007, 12:52 AM
This is the one I think that looks like it was stock.

My Choice (http://img137.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15580_universetour01_copy_122_105lo. jpg)

:think:

Siath

Star_Raider15
20-02-2007, 05:18 PM
brennans triumph
im sure it is brennans triumph :lol:

Mokonzi
20-02-2007, 05:38 PM
It does look like BT, but there are no asteroids, and BT does have some.

Star_Raider15
20-02-2007, 05:46 PM
ok last attempt to prevent spamming
http://img5.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15808_universetour081_copy_122_157lo .jpg
is this split fire?

Mapper484
20-02-2007, 05:47 PM
I think this one is the ES-Sector:

http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15568_sectorpic19_copy_122_20lo.jpg

Syklon
20-02-2007, 06:00 PM
Nobody's got it yet, keep trying. :lol:

Star_Raider15
20-02-2007, 06:13 PM
http://img5.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15808_universetour081_copy_122_157lo .jpg
is this moo kye?

Syklon
20-02-2007, 06:34 PM
You already guessed that sector S_R, thats not the one, honest. :lol:

Nobody's guessed either the sector or the image.

siath70
20-02-2007, 06:44 PM
Welp, that was the only one I thought it could be. Problem is all the different angles you can view a sector from :P.

:)
Siath

Star_Raider15
20-02-2007, 06:58 PM
sorry about that one syk, i used copy&paste and i didnt notice that it was the first link that got there instead of the other one, :oops: my bad
anyway is this the one? http://img155.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15737_universetour030_copy_122_160lo .jpg
its one of the boron sectors south of montalaar (havent plyed for 3 months so i dont know its name)

DarkWrath
20-02-2007, 07:23 PM
Nope :D

ezra-r
20-02-2007, 07:43 PM
http://img125.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15563_sectorpic18_copy_122_176lo.jpg

ohh.. and thanks for the cookie :lol:

Syklon
20-02-2007, 08:28 PM
Still nope. :lol:

I've decided to give y'all a hint, the sector is Cloudbase SE.

Mapper484
20-02-2007, 09:54 PM
COOKIE! (http://img169.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=15587_universetour04_copy_122_271lo. jpg) :lol:

Ice-Dragon
20-02-2007, 10:14 PM
Still nope. :lol:

I've decided to give y'all a hint, the sector is Cloudbase SE. is this it http://img169.imagevenue.com/view.php?image=15587_universetour04_copy_122_271lo .jpg please be Cloudbase SE :skeptic:

Syklon
21-02-2007, 12:05 AM
We have a winner!

http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Peter-Johansky/Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-on-White-Background-Photographic-Print-C12005484.jpeg

Ice-Dragon
21-02-2007, 12:18 AM
:jump: :jump: :jump: I Get The Cookie :lol: :lol:

Mapper484
21-02-2007, 01:43 PM
:jump: :jump: :jump: I Get The Cookie :lol: :lol:

I think I was 20minutes faster with that screenshot. :lol:

ezra-r
21-02-2007, 04:52 PM
but but but.. theres a nebula there.. thats not in the Stock! :P

Syklon
21-02-2007, 06:31 PM
I did say we modified backgrounds :wink:

If you're referring to the fog, pretty sure its there in the stock game since that sector hasn't been modified beyond the background.

ezra-r
21-02-2007, 08:15 PM
I did say we modified backgrounds :wink:

If you're referring to the fog, pretty sure its there in the stock game since that sector has been modified beyond the background.

no no no!! thats cheating!! you're brived!! :P I want my cookie!! :lol:

Star_Raider15
22-02-2007, 12:05 PM
generally i am the one that must get ontopicated but this time i will ontopicate the thread :lol:
u guys said that there will be a new race
we got otas and the sohnen as new races in X3
but this mysterious new race is another totally different race like the teladi, khaak etc etc?
if so does that mean that we have 6 main races now ?:lol:

Mokonzi
22-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Races are hardcoded. We can't add any more main races. But we can utilize what's there to good effect.

Mapper484
22-02-2007, 05:54 PM
When we will get these Solar System screenshots?

Cant wait anymore! :D

whismerhill
22-02-2007, 06:45 PM
I'll use this thread to congratulate the whole team on the work already accomplished along with encouragements for what's left to be done.

It's really amazing the amount of content you guys set as a goal ! :o

DarkWrath
22-02-2007, 09:07 PM
You will get those shots as soon as I will get a replacement for my X3 DVD(won't install :( ) . This should be very soon

Syklon
22-02-2007, 09:11 PM
Is that what the hold up is? Stupid hdd crash is slowing us down more than I thought. :x

If you want me to test to see if you fixed it, send me the file, will ya? :wink:

Mapper484
23-02-2007, 02:39 PM
Is that what the hold up is? Stupid hdd crash is slowing us down more than I thought. :x

If you want me to test to see if you fixed it, send me the file, will ya? :wink:

Why have this stupid HDD-Crashs to happen when a mod is nearly ready?! :furious: :furious:

This mod, a German Ship Mod, the German Star Wars Mod (they got two HDDCs at the same time and lost nearly everything). :(

DarkWrath
23-02-2007, 03:02 PM
I'm lucky we didn't lost anything...

Eliah
23-02-2007, 03:33 PM
Nah. Lucky is when you don't have any troubles with HDD at all. This is just the tincy silver lining to the cloud.

Star_Raider15
23-02-2007, 04:38 PM
once when i opened my comptuer i found the message:
"Explorer could not be found plz reinstall Windows"
now isnt that sad :(
of course everything i had on my pc was gone...so i dont even want to imagine what would have hapened if this scenario were to take place

Boomshaka
24-02-2007, 04:51 PM
Greetings all,
just want to say congrats to all. I`m *drooling* so much i need a lifejacket !!!
My god, you guys must have pretty understanding friends / partners / bosses / teachers :!:

Quickie question though, I really don`t mind a restart, in fact this ( 0.7 ) will probably be restart number 20 or 30, but I HATE re-exploring all the core sectors, does anyone know of a 'cheat' script that will reveal ONLY the core sectors, I reckon that in the real X-universe you would be able to buy gate coordinates for most of them, LV`s add sats cheat reveals too much (for me).
Anyway can`t wait for .7 and thanks for all your fantastic work breathing life back into X3. :)

Jey 16
25-02-2007, 04:25 PM
theres a cheat script in the ES (its the satellite script) but you are able to decide that you are the awner of the satellites or not

Stevio
25-02-2007, 04:50 PM
well thats not exactly what hes asking for is it jey :P

theres not such a script atm, it is possible tho

al_main
26-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Universe map purchasing/obtaining discussion split to Public Development Forum:

http://www.thexuniverse.com/viewtopic.php?t=2738

Rogueagle
16-03-2007, 03:39 PM
Rather belated congrats to everyone :)

Legartius
21-03-2007, 01:22 PM
Is there going to be even a vague stab at a release date? There have been a couple already (been and gone :P) and it would be nice to have even a vague representation. Take a leaf out of Half-Life 2's book: Promise the mod to us in a month, then take a year to release it :P

Mokonzi
21-03-2007, 01:28 PM
The only thing that can be said is that the mod is at RC stage, Release Candidate.

The testers are working hard, and the team is dealing with the issues they raise.

It's the old adage, "How long is a piece of string?"

Legartius
26-03-2007, 01:58 AM
Ill go get a pair of scissors :P
All this waiting! Do you think the server will be able to cope with all the downloads when .7 does come out?

(Im beginning to think 'when' and '.7' are becoming the most common phrases on this site :P)

JayKat
26-03-2007, 02:03 AM
Moaning about it won't speed things up any. Just wait quietly.

Kat

Legartius
26-03-2007, 02:08 AM
Dont worry, im not moaning :P I think I've moved on from moaning to asking questions. And then ill move on to acceptance. Sounds like the symptoms of regret :P :lol:

JayKat
26-03-2007, 02:14 AM
Just skip the rest, and go to acceptance...it will be released when it's ready. We are all looking forward to playing it.

I'm sure you wouldn't like it released buggy.

Kat

Syklon
26-03-2007, 02:48 AM
Wow, that just saved me time having to type the same thing yet again, thanks Kat. O0

Legartius
26-03-2007, 11:30 AM
Lol :P
I think it's about time I thanked the Beta Testers for all the work they've put into this. Without them there'd have a great base for a mod... but it would either be unplayable, or it would be immensely late and the team would be dying of fatigue :P. So, thanks to all you Beta Testers :wave: :)

darkson02
03-04-2007, 12:52 PM
I am new to extended, I have not played any of your old mods. I saw your trailer on you tube and cam running. Now I can't wait for the realease. It sounds like you guys are doing a fantatics job.

G.Org
03-04-2007, 12:57 PM
it doesnt only sounds so. they are doing a fantastic job. O0

Woffin
08-04-2007, 11:08 AM
darkson02, I second you on your statement...I am the exact same! When .7 finally does come out I think you guys will deserve a break. Though the bad thing is that you'll be sick of the sight of it from working on it all the time lol!

Proto
08-04-2007, 11:19 AM
Though the bad thing is that you'll be sick of the sight of it from working on it all the time lol!

Oh no they won't they'll still have the BSG - mod to finish ( Only God knows when that'll be, or Mox) and then there's patches, and least but not least 0.8 so I don't think they'll get sick just for this. :evil:

-Mox-
08-04-2007, 11:44 AM
Though the bad thing is that you'll be sick of the sight of it from working on it all the time lol!

so I don't think they'll get sick just for this. :evil:

Actually it's no fun at all doing bug-squashing and patches all the time so yes,
at one given moment we WILL get very sick of it.
I for one am looking forward to .7 as much as everyone else since it will allow me to do some new stuff for a change ;-)

al_main
08-04-2007, 11:44 AM
:cry:

awww, and i only wanted 2 days off.....

Stevio
08-04-2007, 11:48 AM
i think a few days off enjoying a good play at X3
without worrying about how balanced everything is and not looking for glitches will suit me O0

Player.
08-04-2007, 12:11 PM
Hehe indeed, and will finally allow us to start working on the new stuff we are thinking for 0.8 8)

Caboose
08-04-2007, 12:42 PM
This looks cool..... ive never palyed a mod for X3 before and this one sounds great :) i cant beleive that u guys added building ships and equipment on the go! now thats awesome! *drools*. will this mod be free?

Mapper484
08-04-2007, 12:47 PM
will this mod be free?

Yes of course.

But I think many of us would pay 20-30 for it. :lol:

Stevio
08-04-2007, 06:34 PM
Yes its free although donations are welcome ;)

i think its against the EULA to sell the mod not sure tho? :?

Player.
08-04-2007, 06:49 PM
Pretty sure since its based on X3 which is Egosoft's product - not ours

Baleur
04-05-2007, 05:27 PM
Unless Egosoft buys you all lol.
Look at Day of Defeat and Counter-Strike (horrible examples, but still).
They sure arent free anymore :P