• Frontier[un-official][Videos inside!]
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  • [b]SPECIAL UPDATE DATED 2/7/2011 : Frontier is by no means dead. The development team has hit a few snags and like everyone else, have their own lives to contend with. Please keep in mind that Frontier is a HOBBY project, and is constrained to the free time the developers may or may not have. Further questions should be forwarded to the Development team. Thank you.[/b] In lieu of an expanding thread with no proper OP, here is the un-official Frontier Gamemode thread! Frontier is a project in the works by forum-goers Jinto, Lazermaniac, Slash, and DApocolypse. Frontier has a specific art-form to it, with a story revolving around an earth with ever-decreasing resources. While it is unfortunate that development is not as active as other well known game-modes, the developers have been busy with life, school, and in jinto's case, the gamemode Zinger!, which will be packaged with garrysmod sometime in the near future. Here is a short FAQ and media posting by Dev DApocolypse [QUOTE=DaApocalypse;23369056]We don't want to make a thread until we get a little farther into development. This thread was made by someone who saw the posts in the SBEP thread/YouTube Channel. But I suppose I can compile all the info into one post. [release][b]Video Media[/b] [b]Smacking Lazer with a mattress. (With a side of HASTE)[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJWcr4x89tc[/media] [b]A Tour of Sol[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjhca-DOhHk[/media] [b]Repurposing a Wind Turbine[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nebo_35zR4A[/media] [b]Space Probe[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y8EvbM8bTQ[/media] [b]Attempt to Orbit a Planet[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADghjqHIlX8[/media] [b]Lazer's Mass Accelerator Trash Chute[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkAfxhu6EkI[/media] [b]Frontier Devices on Jupiter[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlJUoYgRoOU[/media] [b]Life Support Testing[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLlbtO6wB1E[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZBlWBlVvLo[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CE9lHkSGyI[/media] [/release] [release] [b]Picture Media[/b] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/8eb3ccc.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/frontier_solarsystem0022.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/frontier_testmap30005.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/frontier_solarsystem0051.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/frontier_solarsystem0046.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/frontier_solarsystem0046%20%283%29.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/frontier_solarsystem0002.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6428094/Altsuit.png[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6428094/frontier_solarsystem0028.jpg[/img_thumb] [b]Random Shitty Wallpaper[/b] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/frontier_solarsystem0062.jpg[/img_thumb] [b]A WIP Frontier Map by Bynari[/b] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/new_frontiers0003.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/new_frontiers0005.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/new_frontiers0004.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/new_frontiers0000.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5459632/new_frontiers0001.jpg[/img_thumb] [/release] [release] [b]Short FAQ[/b] [b]Q:[/b] When/Will this be released? [b]A:[/b] We don't even know ourselves. Stop asking. But it will be released when completed. [b]Q:[/b] This is just like Spacebuild! Get your own ideas. [b]A:[/b] Yeah, it's like Spacebuild on purpose. And before we started, we asked for Shanjaq's blessing. (Original Spacebuild Creator) [b]Q:[/b] Is there any room for playtesting? [b]A:[/b] Certainly not to those that ask. Whenever new features are added I ask random people to hop in my server and try it. When development gets further, A public beta server may be opened. But don't keep your hopes up. [b]Q:[/b] Will this be compatible with X [b]A:[/b] With the exception of minimal wire support (Still undecided on that though.), we aren't taking the time to make Frontier compatible with other addons. I'd imagine it'd work fine with SBEP and all that though. But we run clean vanilla servers when we work on Frontier. [b]Q:[/b] Is this some sort of Space Roleplay? [b]A:[/b] God no. I don't know where anyone got this idea. [b]Q:[/b] I have more questions/ideas. [b]A:[/b] Believe it or not, we'd love to hear them. You can ask in this thread or PM me here on the forums. [/release][/QUOTE] Edit: Updated with more videos
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  • Use [noparse][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjhca-DOhHkk[/media][/noparse] tags, and the link to the actual video. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjhca-DOhHk[/media]
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  • I feel pretty stupid, but that isn't working. Sorry, I'm so used to only posting on the SA forums, and there is no option to embed videos there. E: Hurr I'm dumb, I'm using the wrong url's. Fixing, hang on. E: Fixed.
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  • Just incase the devs read this thread, I want to suggest a dual purpose for the solar panals aswell, have it so that they can also act as solar sails. If you look at the vid of someone attempting to orbit a planet, it would be easy to think if the panels were facing the opposite direction they could look like a sci-fi solar sail.
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  • I like it. (Not the thread but vipers idea) [editline]4th November 2010[/editline] Also take spacebuild killer out of your thread title please.
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  • I just want to direct people who have not seen the thread before, and have not seen the old thread, to this post by DaApocalypse. It contains most of the videos posted here, but it also contains some nice pictures and an FAQ by DaApocalypse. [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/946049-Frontier?p=23369056&viewfull=1#post23369056[/url] [list]Also, if you have absolutely no idea what the gamemode is about, please keep in perspective that it is [I][B]still[/B][/I] in progress and that it [I][B]will[/B][/I] be based around a sandbox/building objective, and [B][I]not[/I][/B] roleplay or combat. Although after release you may manipulate it to whatever your desires may be, but as of the official release it will be Sandbox based in Space.[/list]
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  • [QUOTE=Diet Taco; [/list]Also, if you have absolutely no idea what the gamemode is about, please keep in perspective that it is [I][B]still[/B][/I] in progress and that it [I][B]will[/B][/I] be based around a sandbox/building objective, and [B][I]not[/I][/B] roleplay or combat. Although after release you may manipulate it to whatever your desires may be, but as of the official release it will be Sandbox based in Space.[/QUOTE] Ya you know sort of like the old days in spacebuild when it was actually good.
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  • [QUOTE=Diet Taco;25872588]I just want to direct people who have not seen the thread before, and have not seen the old thread, to this post by DaApocalypse. It contains most of the videos posted here, but it also contains some nice pictures and an FAQ by DaApocalypse. [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/946049-Frontier?p=23369056&viewfull=1#post23369056[/url] [list]Also, if you have absolutely no idea what the gamemode is about, please keep in perspective that it is [I][B]still[/B][/I] in progress and that it [I][B]will[/B][/I] be based around a sandbox/building objective, and [B][I]not[/I][/B] roleplay or combat. Although after release you may manipulate it to whatever your desires may be, but as of the official release it will be Sandbox based in Space.[/list][/QUOTE] Posted FAQ to the op
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  • As realistic as taking a small ship full of devices to smaller-than normal planets that are ridiculously close to each other is. Well, we are trying to give it a tiny bit of realism.
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  • Aww man. It feels all official and shit. Things can only get better.
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  • [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6428094/Minecraft/Mining2.png[/img] WORKING HARD ON FRONTIER
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  • [quote=slash559;26069492][img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6428094/mining2.png[/img_thumb] working hard on frontier[/quote] I don't know man, that looks kind of like minecraft to me
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  • [QUOTE=DaApocalypse;26073258]surprise: we've dropped Garry's Mod for Minecraft[/QUOTE] Would probably be an easier engine to work in ;)
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  • i cant wait to get gmod so i can lean to map and work on Frontier with DaApocalypse FRONTIER!!!!!!! [img]http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/flashfap.gif[/img]
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  • [QUOTE=LokiSan;26075422]Would probably be an easier engine to work in ;)[/QUOTE] Dude, it's Java. It'd lag more than running three copies of Crysis 2 simultaneously. Also, OP looks nice.
  • I remain skeptical. Then again, I've seen too many projects (not just Gmod related) wither and die, or, in a few cases, turn out to be complete hoaxes. Then again, I'm always skeptical.
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  • [QUOTE=AbNo;26086301]I remain skeptical. Then again, I've seen too many projects (not just Gmod related) wither and die, or, in a few cases, turn out to be complete hoaxes. Then again, I'm always skeptical.[/QUOTE] same. (monkey joe please release tornado chase?)lol
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  • [QUOTE=doggydog1235790;26096574]same. (monkey joe please release tornado chase?)lol[/QUOTE] Oh dear yes, best example of them all.
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  • Any work still being done on this? Or has it been left under the bed with the dust bunnies and %90 of other game modes.
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  • [QUOTE=Drtrider;26097912]Any work still being done on this? Or has it been left under the bed with the dust bunnies and %90 of other game modes.[/QUOTE] I am unsure how much I can say, but I can confirm work is still being done on this.
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  • [QUOTE=Galoi;26106226]Im sure I've said this before....but, EPIC![/QUOTE] It shall be repeated over... [I]and over... and over... and over...[/I] again. [B]-IN OTHER NEWS-[/B] I'd recommend not getting to hyped for this, but don't get skeptical for I see a picture in the moderately distant future. And it will be this way until release. [editline]7:29[/editline] [I]As for the Minecraft situation, it sounds like a plan... [B]Minecraft, IN SPACE!?[/B] Anyone else see Notch taking up this idea, after MultiPlayer-Survival mode is completed?[/I]
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  • Is there any help the frontier team is looking for? I guess maps are always welcomed. But what about more models at the same sort of polished quality you already have? Without Frontier being out, at least in some barely usable and buggy alpha release, it's hard to tell the direction and style your getting at and how to contribute at all in the first place. Although I could whip up 3DsMax right now and start making any random model, I'd rather concentrate effort on a polished, useful and well done model over any random object.