I have been following project Xenocide and your progress for 12 months or so now, lurking in the shadows and monitoring your progress. I was a huge fan of the original and played it for countless hours, what really hooked me was the dark, hopeless storyline (by that i mean mankind was totally screwed) and even darker music, (especially when equiping your guys) I remember jumping out of my seat at 3:00 am when i'd loose 6 guys to a fusion missile! THANKS FOR RE-DEVELOPING IT!!! YOU GUYS ROCK
Anyhow, I develop aircraft privately, both small and large, using 3D modelling programs, I build LPG gas turbines, ramjets and pulsejets too, and I'd really like to give modelling some of the aircraft in the original X-com a try, and post them here. The only problem is, I completely suck at giving things paint jobs. (Texturing for the less noobish) So I shall endevour to model the aircraft and ask someone to texture it, if I get a couple of people asking me to go ahead- though I shan't bother if no one is interested. I should be able to keep polygon counts down, though I guarentee in real earth physics I can make them fly. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE POST SOME SCREENSHOTS OF THE ORIGINAL PLANES FROM THE ORIGINAL X-COM SCREENS- I WILL NEED THEM TO MAKE THE MODELS! Specifically the INTERCEPTOR and the first dropship you start with, if remember correctly the AVENGER comes later? and whatever else you have.
I wonder what idea's you had for the aircraft combat screen and wether or not you were going to enable players to fly the interceptors/ Avenger themselves? I know that your trying to keep it as original as possible, and I AM TOTALLY IN FAVOUR OF THAT, though i do believe some of the game was restricted by the technology of the time, and believe a lot can be done with the interception and targeting screens during the attack from UFO's on X-com bases. It would be an interesting element of the game if when flying to a crash site you had to land the avenger, possibly under fire (depending on if you decide at some point to go real-time), and depending on damage suffered (it would suck if a few plasma rounds hit one of your engines) and wether you roll the thing on landing, you kill or wound a few of your troopers. Either way I'd really like to put more elements of the aircraft into human control. -Comments?
My comments are- I've seen the Laser Rifle, and its beautiful, and I didn't mind the assualt rifle an independant posted earlier, it was a good job, little blocky, but keep it up. The geosphere was good, though keep working on it, every time I load Google Earth it reminds me of my old X-com days hehehe. Anyway I'd really like to give the aircraft a go, so post those screenshots!
Peace to all,
Edited by shamanjim, 15 August 2006 - 12:45 PM.