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Nova Update Mar 2010 Mon, 29 March 2010 06:24 Go to next message
Daniel is currently offline Daniel

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Stars! Nova developer
Stars! Nova developer

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Registered: April 2006
Location: Nowra, Australia
Well, just barely in time for March.

The Nova team has been growing lately and we have made substantial progress. In fact we are a little ahead of schedule! There have been several significant additions to both the front end and the back end of the game and a lot of improvements to game stability. With a growing team of keen developers we are now adding final touches to our next release, which I now expect to have out in May. This will showcase our progress so far to the community.

While this release will not be intended as a full game you could play with friends (or enemies) or against the computer, it will allow you to do most of the things you do in Stars!, such as build races, develop colonies, explore and expand. Most importantly it will make it easy for you to test out Nova and give us your feedback.

Thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement, as they are what drives us unpaid programmers! - or is it just the coffee?

Have fun.

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Re: Nova Update Mar 2010 Wed, 14 April 2010 11:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ForceUser is currently offline ForceUser

Lt. Junior Grade
Stars! Nova developer
Stars! Nova developer

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Registered: January 2004
Location: South Africa
3 years ago I lost all the data on the graphics I was making for Freestars Crying or Very Sad . This project has finally awakened my hobby again and I'm busy redoing *all* the graphics Shocked . I've lent my rudimentary 3d modeling skills to the project and if anyone would like to help with ideas/suggestions/critique or even help with texturing (i *can* texture, I just suck at it) have a look here http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/stars-nova/index.php?t itle=Special:NewFiles

Also, just to bump the links (shame on me) Embarassed

Come join us on sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/stars-nova/index.php?t itle=Main_Page

Read the dev primer: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stars-nova/forums/forum/6625 36/topic/3552947

Edit. Technically we're in April, but I'll leave the big updates to the guys that actually know what's going on Razz

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[Updated on: Mon, 19 April 2010 03:45] by Moderator

"There are two types of people in the world. AR players and non-AR players" Nick Fraser

Working on some new stuff: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/stars-nova/index.php?t itle=Graphics
And the Mentor Database www.groep7.co.za/Mentor/ ZOMGWTFBBQ!! it still works lol!
Check out my old site with old pics at www.groep7.co.za/Stars/

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Re: Nova Update Mar 2010 Mon, 19 April 2010 00:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pydna is currently offline pydna

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Registered: April 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
guys you are all doing a fantastic job. Will defnitely download the upcoming release.

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Re: Nova Update Mar 2010 Tue, 20 April 2010 17:12 Go to previous message
evild00d is currently offline evild00d

Crewman 2nd Class
Stars! Nova developer
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Norway
You've done an awesome job on the ship graphics ForceUser.

I put the images on a separate wiki-page for safekeeping: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/stars-nova/index.php?t itle=Graphics

A tiny update on what I've been doing on Nova lately: Support for all Mono platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X). There is still some work to be done, but it's looking quite promising. I've also been squashing various bugs and doing a fair share of project administration stuff such as: Dealing with licensing, copyright, websites, wiki, version control and generally making the lives of the other contributors more pleasant.

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