Star wars mod: planning

Discuss the Vega Wars mod(s) for the Vega Strike Engine

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Post by mjmartin »

Looks like, it. I'm interested in composing original music for it though and in helping with some Python scripting.
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Post by hellcatv »

wouldn't take much to grab the privateer remake (since that's pretty simple and quite close to xwing in all honesty) and replace ships with star wars equivs...

I couldn't wait to see Tie Fighters replacing talons and X-wings replacing demons and a-wings replacing stilettos
(Z-95 headhunters replacing ... err... tarsuses?!) lol

would be funny as a first stab at it---until it got more advanced would have the right number of blasters--at least
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Post by Jennos »

I suppose that could be done. Just need to find some models that we can borrow.
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Post by Zel »

There is a quite competent community out there that still mods the old X-Wing Games, mostly XWing Alliance. Maybe there are people willing to help this mod as there is discussion flaming up every now and then within the community make a new X-Wing game or mod an existing engine.

one of the main pages is the XWA Upgrade

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/

BTW there are some top notch moddelers and texturers around there
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Post by Anax »

xwaupgrade is fast dying. Not that it has a whole lot of momentum anyway - the game itself is fast receding intot he background. That could be a good thing for VS, mind you. Give them another project to throw the same work into....
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Post by Zel »

Thats why I posted this link. Getting some of them to take a look into Vegastrike could get the VS community some skilled people and may give new live to this SW Mod.
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Post by VicViper »

I have posteda few other times o nthis board, and i try to stay up with it.

I really like the discussion on the SW MOD. I stand ready to assist. I have a few ideas to add. Instead of working i nthe general idea of macthign other star wars games, we should focus on some new concepts that where never addressed by the games:

I know that sounded like a big chunk of WTF. But ere:

Multi-directional cannons. Tie Fighters havng the ability to rotate, move , and adjust there cannon fire - all while note moving there craft.

Targeting computers - I know a few engieners at lucas arts want us to think that there map views where the targeting computers, but i think we cna take some Star Wars fan-mod lisence here and come up with a new uses for our friend the black box.

The Sounds - Why lucas arts doesnt do this in any game I will never know. We have several movies, dvds, and we can get the sounds of the weapons. ** Lucas Arts could have ripped their own Tie fighter sound for use in SW Battlefronts, but instead shoose to recreate the sound of garbage. I dont think we are that bad, we cant get the darn sound clips. This goes for computer beeps, artoo beeps etc.


These are just a few things never seen in games of the Space Cobmat Simulator genre. Im sure we will come up with many more. Like Allowing peopel to be Han Solo in that they can make " a few personal modifications". Something we can get from VS.

Beisdes ideas, i also 3d model, py-code, java-code, c-stuff, i love ot mess with sound forge, and well if we need it to get a good mod, i will flipping learn it.

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Well what are we waitin for?

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whats the delay?

Post by ShoCkwaVe »

Hey All! , Im a newb to vegastrike & loving this game .

I Hope to help you guys out in this mod any way I can *though* I am
just trying to learn this games code tags and how you load your models in

I have contributed a long time in helping my fav game scorched3d

http://www.scorched3d.co.uk

If you would like to see my starwars ship models please visit the site, login and go to the Mods/models section in the forum.
you will see my posts and custom models there.

they are all available in milkshape 3d format

please feel free to use any of them if it will help you :)

I have to say I am really looking forward to playing the starwars mod and
hope you are coming along well in dveloping it.

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Post by ack2000 »

Well I can help in modeling. Probbally could crank out 1 ship a week (wife being bitch pending)

I have done a few models playing around in Privateer remake.

http://www.geocities.com/ack2999/index.html
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Post by hellcatv »

cool...well the first thing I think you folks should do is play around with the wings xmesh exporter--that allows easy placing of weapons on models...get them into xmesh format and get a units.csv going for the star wars game--
I'd suggest building off the wing commander privateer remake since that bears much similarity to the star wars universe and just adding things bit by bit (first thing add green laser and red laser to weapon_list.xml hehe)
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Lets Make this happen please!!

Post by ShoCkwaVe »

if you guys need meshes look no further!!

I am still in the newb stages of learning how to add ships infact.. thats about all i know how to do at this point, and we are talking "just" adding the ship without turrets/engine/cocpits or custom engines.

So!!
Seeing that i have all these ships, and beautiful as they are..
is there any way we can all work together trying to make this work?

If so .. how can we organize ? where do I post these
beautiful models for some1 with more know how to prep them?
who is doing the sound? who is doing the missons when the ships are completed? seeing as the forums have disabled file attachments booo!!
this may complicat things.. hey, Lets get R done !!

add me to yahoo messeenger any1 who is serious and we can help eachother make this happen "Some1 needs to" . :\

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I am usually up & online arround from & between
11 pm to 8 am GMT Central (Us & Canada)
all in wich I can devote 100 % of my time in this

So "YOU".. yeah YOU" the one readingt this post
.. what can you do to help?
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Post by Halleck »

Just checking... are you talking about models you created yourself, or ones you downloaded off the 'net?
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all my meshes

Post by ShoCkwaVe »

ok I will list all the models I have tha mostly include good textures for each of them in order as follows so please let me know wich one you want
& tell me what format you want and ill convert it for you.
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Imperial Forces

Imperial Star Destroyers (like 5 or so)
Star Destroyer Launch bay (for launching animation)
Deathstar ( 2 or more )
Death star docking bay ( for landing animations )
Imperial Shuttle
Imperial TIE Fighter with pilot
Imperial TIE Interceptor with pilot

Imperal People meshes: (for animation)

Emperor Palpatine
Royal Guard
Darth Vader
Naval Officer
storm trooper
Tie Pilot
**Still Looking for boba fett & some bounty hunters**
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Rebel Forces

A-wing
B-wing
X-wing
Y-wing
Naboo n1 Starfighter
B-Frigate RC
Blockade Runner
calamari cruiser
mfalcon
republc cruiser

Rebel people meshes:

Han Solo
Rebel fighter pilot
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I can get my hands on pretty much any1 there is and I trash the ones
that are no good or look poor in quality.
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net mostly

Post by ShoCkwaVe »

Halleck wrote:Just checking... are you talking about models you created yourself, or ones you downloaded off the 'net?


off the net mostly,

mind you I can make great looking models but I have no ttime to sit her and mak modls 24 7

and these are amazing models so why waste time making my own? :D
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Post by hellcatv »

wow cool stuff :-)
do you know how to get them into game? are they in obj format? textured?
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a nice converter tool

Post by ShoCkwaVe »

hellcatv wrote:wow cool stuff :-)
do you know how to get them into game? are they in obj format? textured?


yes i have added quite a few now but, as i said above
they are not fine tuned or anything & they have no r
eflection map 'YET'

I have found a while back a nice little tool to convert meshes from
1 to the other, and it works great!!

though it seems to support all formats EXCEPT wings but
you can just import whatever it is and convert it into .3ds
wings supports that

anyways, its called 3d object converter
and i highly recomend this tool
to get it click here:
http://web.axelero.hu/karpo/ *cough* & yes theres a crack out for it .

it loads the models in also so you can see it in a 3d window
wich is nice it also fixes internals or bad faces when it sees errors.

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also if you want some nice star wars meshes to convert
here are some great links:

http://www.jrbassett.com/html/3DSInx2.html <---AMAZING work
on tie fighters with extreme detail in cocpit internals
"click the hand in the upper corners too see all his nice work".
I rate them a perfect 10!!!! & I am a hard critic.

http://www.xpi.org.uk/~swma/archives/archives.htm
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Post by hellcatv »

if you use mesher.exe you can feed it obj and mtl files
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Storyline

Post by cactuarX3 »

I've read most of the Star Wars books (X-wing series, NJO series, misc) so I think I have a pretty good feel for the Star Wars universe. If this project is still live, I can pretty much write a storyline for it if anyone needs me to.
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Post by mat_yarrow »

EvilleJedi over at http://warlords.swrebellion.com/ has posted that he's begun to let other mods for other games use some of the models he has made for his Star Wars:Warlords mod for Homeworld 2. There are some cool-looking clone wars ships in his gallery.
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Post by hurleybird »

thanks for the info
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Post by Beowulf »

Hi,

I'm willing to start working on this mod. I'm not a modeller (if I tried to model the ships myself they wouldn't look much better than the one's in the original X-Wing game) but I think I'm able to get them into the game and do some balancing. I haven't done anything in Python yet but I think it will not be too hard for me to learn enough to build the missions I want. What I'm planning for the near future:
- get a model for the TIE Fighter, the Z-95 Headhunter and the Nebulon B frigate and get them into the game
- make some weapons (lasers, ion cannons,concussion missiles and proton torpedoes should be enough for a start)
- get models for the Y-Wing and the TIE Bomber and get them into the game

That would be enough for some very simple frigate vs frigate missions

- get models for the Delta transport and the Lambda shuttle and get them into the game
- get a model for the freighter from X-Wing and get it into the game

That would be enough for more complicated missions.

As I said I can probably get the models into the game (haven't done it yet but it doesn't sound too hard) and do some balancing but as long as nobody supplies me with 3D models for these ships I'm stuck with the ones that come with Vegastrike, so I would appreciate any help (and I'm not talking about models downloaded somewhere from the internet with dubious license ;-) ).
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Post by loki1950 »

Good luck Beowulf a PM to hurleybird might be in order if i remember correctly it is his baby :wink:

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Post by Beowulf »

done :)
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