When will it be done?
The server and client will have to be using the same version, or will not be allowed to enter a server. File checking will be done upon all clients trying to enter the server.
Nope, sorry. We already plan on importing over 30 in the first release!
Our goal is to import all fighter-class ships for the initial release. This includes all the fighters seen in the Single Player game. A later release is planned, which will add capital ships and bases to the mix.
We will have a forum dedicated to just that – keep an eye here for further information. Keep in mind, though, that we’re not planning on a single player campaign at this time.
All of the fighter-class ships are planned for the intitial release. Capital ships and bases will be included in phase 2.
See this page for information.
We’re planning on setting up a media package to enable you to help spread the word. In the meantime, tell them this:
“Fringespace will update and enhance Tachyon: The Fringe with modern graphics, a flight model that simulates that of TTF, and rid us, once and for all, of the egregious bugs and hacking that always plagued tachyon”.
Well, the graphics software depends on the user.
The Game engine will be based directly on the Freespace2 Source Code Project, which is an open-source, community enhanced and upgraded version of the original Freespace 2.
FS2_Open MINIMUM Requirements:
Pentium 733Mhz or Athlon equivalent
HT&L Graphics card with 32 Meg
300MB Hard Drive Space
8X or faster CD-ROM Drive
Direct Sound compliant sound card
100% Microsoft-compatible mouse
1GHZ or better processor
512 MB RAM
HT&L Graphics card with 64 Meg
EAX compatible sound card
16x or better CD-ROM
700MB HD space
What will be the major improvements switching to this game engine?
DX8 equivalence, and all the bells and whistles accompanying it.
FS2 has a well-established modding community, open-source code, tons of documentation, and built-in mapping/modding tools – did I mention tons of documentation?
FS2 is open-source – which means it’s free. The game will be freely downloadable, you can add your own campaigns and missions – and it’ll be FREE. Now, a server to host it won’t be free – but we plan to rely on donations to support that expense.
4. No more hacking problems
The client will have to have a certain version, and certain files in order to play on the server.